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|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on December 17, 2011 at 12:50 AM||comments (3)|
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on December 17, 2011 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
The ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--
Life is costly but I am so glad the Jesus thought us worthy enough that He was willing to pay the cost for you and me!!! Then He came down and went to thegrave which could only hold Him for three days because of His Promise that He kept for on the three day He rose again!!!
I'm so glad about that!!
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on October 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
"Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
"Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, ..." Hebrews 6:1-20 ESV
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on July 18, 2011 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
One day while walking through the woods, a man found a cocoon. He decided to take the cocoon home to watch its transformation into a beautiful butterfly. He gently placed it on his table and watched it for several days. One day a small opening appeared and the cocoon started to move. The old man sat and watched it for several hours as it struggled and struggled to force its body from the cocoon.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and was unable to go any farther. Finally, the old man feeling sorry for the cocooned butterfly, decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then easily emerged.
But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would only cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
And we could never fly.
~ Author Unknown ~
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on February 11, 2011 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Law of Reaping and Sowing is real and it's time to ask yourself some real hard questions:
1) Did I ever repentent from the wrong(s) I myself did?
2) Am I paying for my past sins?
3)Did I ask for forgiveness?
4) Did I learn anything from all I have gone through
5) How do I ensure that I am a better person from here on out and break the curse I created for myself by my own actions?
Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap."
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on December 22, 2010 at 9:46 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on December 18, 2010 at 5:42 PM||comments (0)|
Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on November 20, 2010 at 8:52 AM||comments (0)|
Pastor Cal Mears shared this on Facebook:
My brothers & sisters, building relationships is important to God, but having "HOPE" is necessary if we are to build a relationship. For, within "HOPE" there is "CHANGE", a change that clearly must start inside our mind, body and soul! Yet, so often we don't grasp or understand our need to change. Why, because we aren’t sure what particular thing(s) INSIDE of us has to change. After all, there’s a lot of stuff inside our souls. A LOT OF STUFF!
If you want to build your relationships, if you want joy and peace within your marriage and within your home, you need to take the time to deal with your hope. You can change the lives of your family and the lives of everyone else around you if you have HOPE. You and your loved ones CAN LIVE TOGETHER INSIDE HOPE.
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on November 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM||comments (0)|
Practice What You Preach!!
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on October 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM||comments (0)|
Abuse- the Silent Killer---The saddest part of having been abused, you would think is never hearing the person tell you that they are sorry for the hurt and pain they caused you but trust me, it's never being able to tell the story for the sake and happiness of others.
The National Headlines read recently: Tyler Perry Speaks Out About Being Molested and the Aftermath - Oprah.com www.oprah.com
For the first time, media mogul Tyler Perry speaks out about the details of his traumatic childhood, the severe sexual abuse he endured as a little boy and how he triumphed over it all.
My thoughts on this....
People who has never walked in His shoes can not understand the pain and the damage that abuse does. People of no discernment could not see what He was struggling with this whole time nor who had caused Him the most damage...nor will they recognize what is happening right under their own noses to the very people they love and care about!
I for one could write a book on this matter that would be a best seller not just on my own struggles and pain but on the pain that others near and dear to me struggles with every day because of this demon called abuse.
I can but most can not understand the pain and the damage that abuse does unless you have lived in it's ugly web in some form or another. People of no discernment could not see what Tyler was struggling with this whole time nor who had caused Him the most damage...nor will they recognize what is happening right under their own noses to the very people they love and care about!
I for one could write a book on this matter that would be a best seller not just on my own struggles in this area and pain but on the pain that others near and dear to me struggles with every day because of this demon called abuse whether past or present.
There are so many right here connected to us each day on FB and other social networks who look healthy, wealthy in mind and spirit but they are tore up from the floor up from things you wouldn't believe a person could survive. Some had gotten high and mighty in their thinking and pretending that all is well and would be too embarrassed for someone to know that they went through what they survived and is still surviving because it comes back to haunt you from time to time.
Unless you been there you can't imagine less know what Tyler endured and nor will you be able to understand His why now moment!!Why He waited was ideal ...to not cause His Mom more pain because she stayed. Can you even imagine what her life was like.
Abuse cheats you out of so much in life...true happiness, having the marriage of a lifetime, it robs you of your job, peace of mind and for some they can not forget and move forward so they become a prisoner to the hurt and pain. There are many who pretend life is good today and suffer in silent and then there are those who not only suffer but they make everyone around them suffer right along with them each and every day.
You have heard the thought 'Hurting People Hurt People." The saddest part is those hurting have not dealt with their hurts yet they are trying to do jobs or even minister in the midst of their hurt and we wonder why so many end up hurt in churches and on the job. You can't help or deal with someone else issues if you have not faced and done something about your own.
All you end up doing is massing your pain and messing up the lives of their hurting them a you try to go forward and hurting you more because now you blaming them for your pain when they leave the situation because of how you treat them, hold them back, hinder them, abuse them verbally, mentally or even physically.
It is time to face the issues and move from Victim to Victor...I commend Tyler for speaking out...there is generations that are affected by this same spirit and hurt that keeps to uncover it and move into a season of healing and restoration.
I say this again..2010 is the year of Exposure..Tyler will not be the only one exposing other people sins in this area for many walls are built up from this area and more will come down before this year is out ....
Tyler only opened a door for many to walk out of their pain and suffering is all!! And I ask God to bless Him for doing so and May the Lord heal Him completely now that He got it out!!
God is allowing all to be uncovered in this season. He wants us healed, delivered and set free!!
All of us have had our season of abuse by some means but now is a time to come out of it and be renewed, delivered and set free of all that is hindering us from moving forward!!
9 out of 10 times if you asked a group of people what are problems they see others facing ..the thing they shout out or give you is hat they themselves is dealing with. Time to be real with self people of god deal with all issues and move into a position that God can truly bless, heal and minister to you in..now that's for those that truly want deliverance. you can pant on a pretty face and fool other day after day but the lone person you will never fool is the one person that is suffering the most ...YOU!
Confession is good for the soul..it allows the soul (and you) freedom to move about freely as it should and not be bound by hurt or the past.
Father, today let your healing began...may all those that read this and who have found themselves in this place be able to be honest and open with you if with no one else. May you began to minister to their heart, hurts and needs right now ...Father them like never before that they may be over-comers in this area and all others.
May they be healed delivered and set free from all hurt and pain of abuse and misuse in their lives, that the secret hurt and the anger, hurt and animosity of it all lifts and the strong hold it has had over their lives is broken this day during this prayer. Lord, let there be a washing completely that no residue remains..Let the past be the past and today let them move into position to receive your healing, deliverance and freedom from all that hinders, distracts and keeps them from being and doing all that you desire. The blood of Jesus over every home and family represented by the one that is reading this prayer! May they receive all your blessings and believe in their heart that You are Lord.
Heal them right now no matter what the situation nor the length of time past.
Lord for those that find that they have those in their lives that need deliverance in this area but won't seek help..we pray that their faith allows their love ones, friends and all to receive your same measure of grace and mercy just for their asking it of you for them. You are faithful to do just as we ask this day.
I believe by faith that today marriages, families and individual lives are healed and restored. And that they have power and dominion in all areas and will be able to be all you desire after your healing and restoration is restored.
In Jesus Mighty Name, We pray...Amen
" And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21 (King James Version)
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on September 28, 2010 at 10:36 AM||comments (0)|
He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on August 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM||comments (0)|
I feel the need to say this, If you wonder why your life is not where you think it should be..check to see how obedient you are being to what God desires for your life and /or your ministry. Some of you are trying to be undercover christians, bible teachers and preachers. Step up and step out be all God requires of you... or yes suffered the consequences. There is no If, Buts Or Ands about it. Do what God says or else!
The or else is not a commandment to put fear in you but as a reminder that we don't know if we will get a chance to do it later so we have to seize the opportunity to do what God desires now.
You can not serve two Masters. You either are going to go with God or go with Man and/ or satan..if you continue to try and hide what you do for God you will have to deal with what happens because the word has already made it clear:
Matthew 1...0:33 "But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Men can be your husband, wife, best friend, neighbor or stranger you meet on the street..but clearly to deny your relationship with God because of the people in your lives and to hide or notyt embrace your ability to teach, preach and pray is dangerous to your soul.
The Word says your gifts shall make room for you..if a person fights you because you want to serve God to the fullest ability of all that is in you given to you by God, then charge it to their heads and their hearts but don't let it hinder you from being and doing what you know God has placed it in you to do..time is out for the spirit of manipulation and control.
God will hold you responsible just as much as He will do those that try to hinder you or who intimidate you with fear and thier own self serving judgment. Imagine fearing losing someone who is not in your life already.Truly there is no lost there but be careful not to lose relationship with the one that really matters the most. God.
People are so used to pretending..they are part time fathers annd mothers, they pretend to be friends and stab people in the back, they lie, cheat, deceive and steal...they cheat on their spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, they cheat on their taxes, cheat their employees , take from their emplloyers, all of this while confessing salvation. So now tell me in their doing that what gives them the right to hinder someone else forom doing what is right and serving God with their whole heart, minds and spirits.
The Lord also says:
'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41
This is the hour to step up and step out and be who God calls you to be and not be hindered by your own thoughts or those around you.
As God leads me to I will do more on this later but for now consider yourself warned. It's time out for playing Church ..Time to be the real Church..Lives are depending on it!
My Friends...Get Out The Boat!!!
Stop Being Afraid!!!
Do God's Will!
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on August 20, 2010 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Father God, May the Person(s) that read the words on this picture receive a double potion of blessings from you this day.
May your angels continue to encamp around them protecting and providing all that they may stand in need of this day and may you battle all sickness, distractions and other issues that come to trouble them in any way as you see fit. For it is your will, we pray always to be done.
Remember all the sick and shut in, the imprisoned, the poor, the homeless, the addicts, the drunks, those that are lost and those who have sinned and have fallen short this day.
I come this morning, knocking at Heaven's door, asking that your grace and mercy be sufficient for all. That you would bless the finances of those who are in need of financial breakthoughs, bless those that are weak in mind , body and spirit today...Heal , deliver, strengthen and set free those who are in bondage of any form...Lord, you are mighty and you told us that the battle is, was and shall never be ours, so help us to sit still and allow your perfect will to be done.
And as in all things, we give you praise, honor and Glory and ask it all to be done in the name of the one that came, hung, bled and died on Calvary, that we night have the right to all we ask..in the matchless name of Christ Jesus , Your only Begotten Son!!
Amen Amen Amen It is in Jesus name that we ask it and we pray.
Amen , Glory Halleujah \0/
It is so and so it is! Amen!!
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on July 25, 2010 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
The Winds of Change
Be still while the wind is blowing
Listen, God is trying to tell you something
Open your heart to receive all He desires for you
Trust Him to see you through
Winds blow in your season of renewal
Winds blow your hurt and pain into the sea of forgetfulness
The past is the past and new beginnings are on the horizon
In the winds of change there is newness and hope
There's freedom for you to be
Freedom for you to see
See what God is doing, Not you
Be who God desires you to be
Winds of change are blowing
Can't you feel the anticipating storm as it approaches
It's bringing rain with the wind
Rain that washes, that purifies your being
No more residue from the past or the hurt within
Stop listening to your hurt, now listen to the wind
Winds blow without
winds blow within
blow blow blow
Winds of change
In them you win
Be still the winds are blowing
Be still in the wind.
© EvangelistValRobinson 2010
|Posted by Sharing Our Strengths Ministry on July 10, 2010 at 12:09 PM||comments (2)|
There are those who have joined our webste and those who visit that we have not gotten a chance to welcome and I want you to know this day that You are welcome in this Place!
Thank You for connecting. If you came here with a mind to serve God here with your best...whether by encouraging words or a kind deed..know God honors your being here....
If you came broken, if you came in need of something from the Lord. He honors that even the more and we hope that He meets you here in the midst of all that you may be going through.
God Bless You Always!