Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yes, I Am A Believer!

My friends, greetings and peace to you all:

I thank God for being in my life. I believe in God with my whole heart, mind and soul, and I trust you do too. My friends, in these difficult times that we are facing, we need to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died to save us from our sins. We must believe that God will come again to judge the living and the dead, and that the righteous will have a seat at God's table. For us to believe, we must have faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). We must live our lives each and every day as if it is our last day on this earth because we just do not know when God will call us home.

My friends, there is no better time than now to start believing and trusting God with all your heart, mind and soul. Hebrews 11:6 tells me that without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who truly want to find Him. That means we must believe that God has our backs in everything we say and do and in every situation that we encounter. He has our backs in good times and in bad times, even if the situation does not seem that way. We must believe in God with all our hearts mind and soul even when the devil is poking us to turn away from God. When we believe that God has the situation already taken care of or that HE will answer our prayers, that's faith.

One Wednesday's Bible study, my pastor, Rev. Dr. Felix Williams, taught us students that heaven is a place where we will live with God forever, but before we get there, there is a plan of salvation for us. Rev. Williams said that salvation requires FAITH.

F - FORGIVENESS (we must ask God to forgive us of our sins)
A - AVAILABLE (salvation is available to all of us)
I - IMPOSSIBLE (it is impossible to do it on your own)
T - TURN (we need to turn away from our sins)
H - HEAVEN (a place prepared for us by God)

My friends, all we need is to have faith the size of a mustard seed, knowing that God will grant us His favor, God will answer our petitions. Keep believing in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God said to tell you that it will be all right. It is already done, in the name of Jesus.

God bless,
Therese from Belize

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Holding My Head Up High

My dear friends!
I pray all is well with you. I am using my son's Archos Tablet PC to post this blog so please forgive me for any errors you may find. This gadget is so sensitive.

My friends, the devil has been attacking. I know that with Sisters Road To Freedom, Inc. getting off to a great start, the manuscript finished, my kids doing great, I knew it would just be a matter of time before the devil attacked. I was attacked this weekend, headon. I got ill, no computer, insecurities surfaced, and my past brought up. Yes, used against me. The devil is a liar. You see, for a minute I retreated, but I quickly gathered myself. Oh no, I am not a punk, I am not a wimp, I am a child of God. In the Gospel of John, 8:12, Jesus tells me that He is the light of the world and if I follow Him, I will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. My accuser had forgotten that God gives me His promise because I am following Him. I am not that old me. The old me was washed away when I gave my life to Christ.

What Satan did was to energize me in my walk with Christ. I will press forward, I will keep on doing the Lord's will. God has washed my sins away, who are you to judge me? This walk, on this nartow road is not for wimps. I am forgivenz you are forgiven, and I am walking with my head held high, knowing: I am redeemed!

God bless,
Therese from Belize

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

No Expiration Date On The Exchange

Friends, I pray all is well! I am giving God all the glory and honor for HE is worthy to be praised!

Are you one of those persons who do not like to participate in your office's Christmas gift exchange? Or are you that person who gets gifts from the kindness of your friends' hearts and wait until they leave to run to the stores to exchange those gifts? The same way, my friends, God wants us to do exchanges with Him. That's right, God wants us to exchange our hurts and our pains with Him; He wants us to exchange our fear for boldness; exchange our weeping for happiness; exchange our troubles for joy. God is looking for people who are tired of disappointments and discouragements; HE wants it all from you. He is waiting to exchange whatever you have to give to Him, He will take it and give you something good in, joy, peace, happiness, favor, money, health.

Rev Tina Findley had told me that "Exchange" is God's way of taking our baggage away. That's right, you can exchange ALL your baggage with Christ. However, to make that exchange with God, we must put aside our pride, shame and fear and just take it to the Lord. We must let God take it away from us and we must believe and leave it all to God. We must, however, also change our attitudes. We must learn to trust in God and watch Him work in our lives. When we do this, we will live in excess. When we live in excess, we possess the spirit of God and we have freedom--freedom from all the excess baggage. When we live in excess, we are surrendering totally to God, working through every issue with God, not trying to do it on our own. Excess guarantees us God's blessings. (Rev.Tina Findley, 2009)

Friends, the really neat thing about this exchange with Christ is that it does not expire. There is no expiration date on exchanges with the Lord. No receipts of purchases are needed. I encourage you today to perform a self-exam; look for those things you have been hiding, get them out of hiding and exchange them with God. I can tell you that it feels so good to have excess weight taken off me. I have begun to feel so "light"! Friends, stop carrying around garbage with you, stop carrying around excess baggage, stop carrying around your worry and your hurt, and exchange those things with the Lord. He wants it all today!

Be blessed,
Therese from Belize

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