In today’s world we are bombarded by a variable plethora of commercials, billboard ads, political options, medical advice and even often pushed to accept or tolerate the ungodly and unholy agendas of many factions, groups and organizations. So as Christians what are we to do? Are we to follow everything we hear, believe even what we see with our own eyes or cling to God’s pure light, loving character and promises?
I think is obvious that the answer is for us all to rise above the clutter to where we can clearly hear Gods good promises and see His wholesome and beautiful blessings. However that is not always an easy thing to do now days. We can choose to believe to the Good News and think the best in Christ but it is still hard not to be dragged down by the immense negativity and untruth being thrown about in so many places.
However, if we can put a laser tight focus on our Lord Jesus and choose to have an unwaivering faith in God’s promises, we can rise above the waves of life and even tread on top of them much like Peter did when Christ called him to leave the boat in the storm.
Sometimes we even have to choose to believe God’s promises above what we hear and see in times when to our human minds think things make sense to us. In fact, I had a great reminder of this recently when visiting the orthopedic doctor about my wife Leanne’s broken arm. She had broken it right below her shoulder and despite what we were originally told no surgery was needed. PTL! However when we saw the x-ray it was a clean break and did not look good. The doctor though reassure us that it was lined up ok and should heal on it’s own. GREAT NEWS!
So four weeks later we showed back up for follow-up x-rays. Between the brake and then we had been praying fervently that God would heal her arm and make it stronger than before. When we saw the second x-ray we were a bit discourage and even concerned as to us the x-ray looked no different that the first one and the gap in-between her break looked no smaller. In turn, we continued praying while waiting on the doctor. To our surprise when the doctor entered he said things were looking good and it was healing up nicely. I was over joyed but had to ask about the gap and how it was not coming together. Then I was educated that the bone dos not necessarily shift and close together but rather new bone grows through and around the break. In turn making it stronger than before! WOW.
What a lesson for me to not believe my eyes but God’s promises: The prayer of a righteous man [or woman] is powerful and effective. James 5:16b. God had heard the prayers of the many praying for Leanne’s healing and he was bringing it to fruition despite what we thought we saw.
I HOPE THIS STORY ENCOURAGES YOU TO BELIEVE GOD OVER WHAT YOU HEAR AND SEE AND THAT IT LEADS YOU TO WALK MORE IN THE LIGHT OF HIS LOVE.
This week’s #AL3IN3 is as solid as a BRICK HOUSE! We got #SPECIALK, [awesome intern] Kendahl Hancock behind the phone doing some dizzy phone spins, some 1783 history, not one but two verses, the Access-Life, Inc. buzz and God’s goodness and mercy running every where! So check it out, be blessed and have a great week. :)
Well, the April showers have brought May Flowers here in Florida just like God’s showers of blessing give us the living water we all need to bloom as He desires!
We, also have a great Access-Life, Inc.#AL3IN3 full of well wishes for those moms praying, working hard and raising up kidos including a fruity joke, a promise from God, Bible story and yes, even the #ALBUZZ.
So check it out and be blessed this week walking in the light of Jesus’ love!
The #ROYALAMBASSADOR #ROUTE66 BIRTHDAY celebration for “BIG DAVE” continued through the weekend and into this week’s #AL3IN3. :)
To add to the party, we were joined by our good friends Jerry Borton and Joan Morris Borton who founded and direct Luke 14 Exchange, Inc. with whom we have garnered much wisdom from their many years in #DISABILITYMINISTRY.
Finally, to top it all of we have a special SHOUT-OUT to our Events and Activities Coordinator, Julia Codispoti who is GRADUATING from Milligan University this coming SATURDAY! We even managed to squeeze in a joke and share a verse so check-it out and have a God blessed week. :)
So #Easter has come and gone. Or has it? Actually not, as the ultimate victory Jesus achieve and conquering EVERYTHING is an ongoing daily eternity changing event that is forever. He is alive! HOW IS THAT FOR A #BRAINBUSTER.
The question is now what will we do with it. What’s next? For each human being only you and God know the answer to that question. What’s more is that it is different for each one of us. For some of us it is a 180 degree about face, for some it is a major life style change, for others it might be letting go of that mountain in your life or still others it may inspire you share your Savior with friends.
So checkout this week’s #AL3IN3 and maybe you’ll get a few answers or at least a nudge in the right direction. Bottom line though is it’s a response between you and God. :)
Today, GOOD FRIDAY, is a great illustration of the times in which we live. Where what we SEE is not always TRUE and often what we PERCEIVE is not REALITY. When the apostles saw Jesus on the cross they PERCEIVED He had LOST but in REALITY He had chosen to GIVE-UP HIS LIFE because of His love for the world. Then three days later their eyes beheld the TRUTH and their PERCEPTION came into line with REALITY when HE ROSE in VICTORY! His life was not taken from Him but He gave it up FREELY as a SACRIFICE so that we could be FORGIVEN, REBORN, REDEEMED AND SAVED. The ultimate VICTORY of eternal life with Him forever had been won and by His SACRIFICE we also were given the ability to live an overcoming, abundant and joy filled life while on earth. God always WINS. 🙂 So when you are confused by what you SEE and PERCEIVE, don’t be deceived but believe God and His PROMISES walking by FAITH not by SIGHT in the LIGHT and LOVE of JESUS. Amen?
Spring has sprung and here is our Access-Life, Events and Activities Coordinator, Julia Codispoti with this week’s #AL3IN3! She’s got some great Easter humor, heartfelt verse and an update on our #SPRINGO last Saturday. So check it out and have a God blessed week walking in the LIGHT and LOVE of JESUS.
So we were all excited about our #SPRING #AL3IN3 but then ran out of time and had to shoot it in the van [aka Access-Life, Inc.mobile office :) ]. NOT THE BEST BACKDROP FOR TALKING ABOUT FLOWERS AND NEW LIFE.
Then on the way home we past a beautiful pasture full of purple flowers. It was getting dark though so you’ll have to settle for a great joke, verse and #ALBUZZ not about bees. :) ENJOY and GOD BLESS!