Category: Holy Spirit empowered

If the Enemy is Attacking You, Think on These Things

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Don’t back down from the enemy. He’s scared and that’s why he will attack you. (Flickr)

If you feel like Satan has targeted you, it’s because he’s scared. Really scared.

By Shawn A. Akers

Did I not tell you that this book was incredible? Shake Free: How to Deal With the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life is probably the most encouraging book I’ve ever read. In my opinion, it certainly is the best book Rev. Rodriguez has ever written–and I’ve read a few of them.

Check out these posts that hammer home my point: Just Shake it Off!, ‘For With God, All Things are Possible,’ and this Quote of the Day.

Today, I want to share with you an excerpt from the 12th chapter. Rev. Rodriguez says:

  • If the enemy is attacking you, it’s because God is about to use you.
  • If the enemy is attacking your life, it’s because God is working in you.
  • If the enemy is attacking your weakness, it’s because you’re about to display God’s strength.
  • If the enemy is attacking you right now, it’s because you’re so close to arriving in Rome (Paul’s destination). So close!

I don’t know about you, but I feel blessed. The enemy is attacking me right now. He’s attacking my life, and he’s attacking my weakness. That means God is about ready to use me, he’s working in me and I’m about to display God’s strength.

That’s enough encouragement to carry me throughout the day, the week, the month and the year. I hope you take this encouragement to heart.

The enemy doesn’t want you to do anything that will bring God glory and further His kingdom. If you’re doing that, then he’ll try to undermine you. Take up your weapons and fight Him–tooth and nail.

Do something today to step out of the boat and become a kingdom champion.

“I press toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14)

Step Out of the Boat is a ministry created by Charisma Media Content Development Editor Shawn A. Akers and dedicated to help Christ followers to become spiritual champions and come to a more intimate relationship with Jesus. With its articles, podcasts and other forms of media, Step Out of the Boat encourages Christ followers to daily reach to a higher level in their calling. Shawn is a 35-year veteran sportswriter, a published poet and he published a story about Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read his blog here. You can also listen to his podcasts, the Javelin Sports Show, on the Charisma Podcast Network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defeating the Spirit of Rebellion in a Strong-Willed Child

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Kathy and Amber DeGraw

No matter how tough it is, there is hope for your child.

NOTE: The following is a guest post from my good friend, Kathy DeGraw. I, too, have a strong-willed teenager. This advice from her is wonderful, powerful and best of all, biblically sound. Kathy is a great teacher.

By Kathy DeGraw

I never thought it would happen to our family. I’m sure many Christian parents say the same thing.

We were all passionately on fire for the Lord—all but one.

The verse, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6 MEV) took on new meaning after my experience. I learned crucial tenets in the process of dealing with a rebellious child and how not to push her further away from God but draw her back to God.

I never doubted my child would come back. I knew all along the Spirit would take hold of her and set her on fire to become a world changer.

There is hope for your child too. There is hope for any child! The key to deliverance is two-fold; not only for the child but also for the parents.

The parents need to rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and insight. Children need to bind flesh, submit their strong will and allow the Holy Spirit to convict them. We cannot change our children or force them to change, but by the grace of God and guidance of the Holy Spirit we can expect change when we follow the Spirit’s leading.

The foremost thing parents need to do is to pray this simple prayer over their child: “Holy Spirit, convict them and expose the truth to them.”

This prayer is simple, but it is also in its purest form as we are not praying in manipulation, control or self-made agendas of what we want to see changed in them. The Holy Spirit knows better than anyone what prayers our children require and how to reveal their shortcomings to them.

As pastors, it was difficult for my husband and I to discover our daughter wasn’t interested in the pursuit of Jesus as the rest of our family was. Even though our daughter was never into drugs, smoking, drinking or sex, her hyper-sensitive extreme teenage attitude and rebellion was a great strain and stress on our family.

The greatest adjustment for me was to learn to keep my mouth shut when I wanted to enforce my will or control certain situations. For example, there is the time when I discovered she was listening to country music when only Christian music was allowed in our home.

I believe the keys listed below are crucial in helping rebellious children come back to the Lord instead of driving them further away. It worked for me, and I hope and pray it will work for your child. Remember, there is always hope with God.

You have to learn to choose your battles. While my friend would force worship flags into her daughter’s hands to try and encourage her relationship with the Lord, I took a step back and asked the Holy Spirit, “What do you say about this situation and what should my response be?”  I believe we need to rely more on the Holy Spirit than our flesh and natural reaction if we want to win the war on rebellion. For me it has helped over the years to get to know who the Holy Spirit is and how He can help me. Charisma Media has a series called Life in the Spirit. It can help you draw close and learn more about the Holy Spirit too.

I believe the keys listed below are crucial in helping rebellious children come back to the Lord instead of driving them further away. It worked for me, and I hope and pray it will work for your child. Remember, there is always hope with God. Just look at how Saul converted to Paul.

Here are five keys in dealing with a rebellious child:

  1. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead. Seek the Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead and guide your conversation and actions with your child, including when to speak, when to stay quiet and what direction to take next.
  2. Back off. Don’t push your child, force your opinions or attempt to control them. Give them the space they need. Pushing and forcing them will only lead them further away.
  3. Pray through declaring prayer. Speak out and declare out your prayers. Bind and restrict the enemy. Take authority in the spiritual realm and make sure the devil knows you mean business. (I declared over my child’s room four times and then I saw dramatic change. You can read about it in my Creation House-published book, Speak Out.
  4. Pray over their possessions. Anoint their bedroom, vehicle and possessions with anointing oil. Pray over their food while you prepare it and their clothes while you fold the laundry. Pray and speak out loud into the atmosphere of their bedroom or vehicle.  Anoint their clothes, bed, toothbrush, whatever you can get your hands on, and claim and call them back to the Lord.
  5. Prophesy it! Prophesy their destiny into the atmosphere. Speak and declare that they are a world changer and will impact nations. Speak into the spiritual realm that the devil will not have your child, but that they will be set on fire for the Lord. Speak and declare, and prophesy what you want to see happen—not in a controlling or manipulative way, but according to the word of the Lord.

Never give up hope that your child will change; keep believing like we did. The Lord told me three times upon dropping my daughter off at college, “This is my will for her life.” She went to a secular college and her faith began to bloom. She took a stand against partying, sexual activities, abortion and homosexuality. She made her faith and stances known in the first year.  She came home that summer and worked on her relationship with me, we are now best friends.

Every year she went back to college, God released more things through her life, she started to blog, and even wrote an article for Charisma Magazine online. She went on mission trips, got involved in a youth group, led Bible studies and, by the last year, was living in a church home in a leadership position. Every summer she came home and worked on another part of rebellion, rejection, or relationships. Instead of her parents, she needed the Holy Spirit, for a time, to lead, guide and convict her.

My girl, who once went to church out of obligation now can’t wait to get inside the church doors of an apostolic prophetic spirit-filled church. She recently approached me and is begging me to allow her to travel the nations and minister with me. Upon moving her back home recently, after her graduation, she requested a prayer corner to be set up in her room, which we gladly obliged.

Again, I want to reiterate the key elements: Don’t give up hope, give distance, pray and declare, and let them have the space they need. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you and them. I encourage you to learn how to lean and rely on the Holy Spirit through Charisma Media’s Life in the Spirit Series.

Learn more about the power of declaring prayer through my book Speak Out.

Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic healing and deliverance minister and the founder of DeGraw Ministries. She is passionate about releasing the love and power of God to empower and activate people. She is the author of several books including; Speak Out, Warfare Declarations, Who is Speaking? and Powerful Prophetic Proclamations. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook at facebook.com/kathydegraw/ or visit degrawministries.org.

 

 

Today Pray For: Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky needs our prayers (Chomsky’s Philosophy YouTube page)

This man needs our prayers more than just about anyone.

There are liberals and then there are people who simply hate God. Noam Chomsky is one of the latter.

In this article on CBN News, Chomsky, a world-renowned liberal professor “who’s harshly critical of conservative public policy positions,” recently told college students at a special lecture that this generation “is facing the most awesome question that has ever arisen in human history: the question is will organized human life survive.”

He also said, “People in high places now claim to be devout Christians, and on the basis of Christian ideals they’re saying let’s proceed to destroy the world.”

In the past, Chomsky has attacked Christianity and mocked God. I’m not sure how old he is (you can judge by the photo), but it doesn’t look as if he has much time for this earth. It is God’s will that everyone come to repentance and not perish, isn’t? Aren’t we to pray for our enemies? If we believe God’s Word, then we all need to pray for this man. I pray for his heart and I pray for his soul. Therefore:

“Dear Lord, I pray to you with all my heart that you do something miraculous to change and transform the heart of this man, Noam Chomsky. You know what He has done and what He has said against you. But on the cross Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Mr. Chomsky may know exactly what he is doing. But then, he may not because he may not have ever known about Your truth–your message of grace and redemption. We pray against the forces and legions of Satan that have hold of this man and pray that they set him free right now in the name of Jesus. He obviously holds a great deal of influence over a great many people. Transform his heart and his mind so that he can influence people for You. And protect those who hear him speak now from the venom that the enemy spews to turn them away from you. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.”

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” (Prov. 10:12) 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Shake it Off!

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A poisonous snake bit the apostle Paul. After all he had been through, he simply shook it off. (Danny Chapman via Flickr)

In Christ, you are strong. Nothing hell sends your way can stop you as a child of God–if you trust Him and you won’t allow it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you need encouragement, you need to read Samuel Rodriguez’s book, Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life.

Read this passage: “When your God-given confidence and ability are born out of adversity, grounded in hope and powered by faith in the living God, you can shake off everything hell may send your way. You are no longer who you used to be. You are not who others say you are. You re not even the person you may think you are!

Paul went through storms, shipwreck and near death, only to have a viper bite him! What did he do? He just shook it off and nothing happened.

Storm survivors are not afraid of snakes, Rodriguez says. You’ve survived your storms, and you’re still here. Through it all, you grabbed hold of the promise that if God is for you, there is no one who can be against you!

  • Through it all, God provided.
  • Through it all, God protected.
  • Through it all, God promoted.

“They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Jeremiah 1:19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Stupid is as Stupid Does, Sir’

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Don’t be stupid … er, defiant, when it comes to obeying God. (Getty Images)

You may find that provocative word in Proverbs 12:1, but in reality, it takes on a whole other meaning than what you might think.

By Shawn A. Akers

One of the most famous lines from the movie Forrest Gump is Forrest’s proclamation, “stupid is as stupid does.” Forrest says “Just like Lt. Dan doesn’t want to be called crippled, I don’t want to be called stupid.”

My wife, Patty, and I used to chastise our children for calling other children stupid. We told them to never use that word again, and we tried to do the same to set the example.

Nobody wants to be called stupid, especially by the Bible, the Word of God. Yet in Proverbs 12:1 says, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid” (NIV). Other versions, like the Modern English Version, translates the last line to say, “but he who hates reproof is brutish.”

The word brutish has several meanings: cruel, gross, coarse, carnal, sensual, uncivilized and even bestial, like an animal. I kid you not. Look it up here on dictionary.com.

Now we all know that God is not calling people out by using those names. He is not a God that will ridicule people or bring cruel and unjust punishment on them, as many believe by holding true to the Old Testament. We know that Jesus brought grace, mercy and redemption to mankind by dying on the cross.

But, and there is simply no way around this. Some people just aren’t going to get it. They simply choose to be obedient and not heed to instruction—whether they be believers or non-believers. As non-believers, this might be excused because these people don’t know the truth of God’s Word. Believers, on the other hand …

The love of instruction implies humility. It argues a sense of ignorance and need of information.

Instead of stupid or foolish, I choose to use the word defiant here. Let’s take a look at the first part of Proverbs 12:1—“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge.” Obviously, if you don’t want knowledge—the knowledge of what will improve your relationship with Christ by leaps and bounds—then you will hate discipline. You don’t believe you need discipline in your life and that you’re doing OK living the way you are.

Some may call that stupid or foolish. I call it defiant. And I should know. I defied God for many, many years before I decided I needed His discipline.

Studyight.org tell us that “It is by instruction that knowledge comes. He who fancies he has all in himself will never learn. … The love of instruction implies humility. It argues a sense of ignorance and need of information. It is a common thing for men to allow pride to cheat them of much valuable knowledge.”

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the knowledge of God, I don’t want to be cheated out of anything. I want everything I can get to live an obedient and righteous life.

But that means only one thing—submission to God. And I know a lot of people who either simply do not want to submit to God because of their own selfish desires or others who do want to but simply won’t do it. I put myself in the latter category in my younger years.

Many children learn to disobey their parents while growing up, and that pattern of sin simply never leaves them. You disobey your parents, and then society and then the Word of God.

A man may get by on wickedness for a while and think he’s living a wonderful life. But, in general, the triumph of wicked is short. God will see to that, sooner or later. I don’t want to have that to look forward to.

My advice? Don’t be stupid, er, I mean, defiant. And I don’t mean that in a demeaning way. It’s my experience that when you’re obedient to God instead of disobedient, then He is more apt to be benevolent to you. Not that He loves you any more or any less because He always stays the same. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psa. 37:4).

Do something today to step out of the boat and become a kingdom champion.

Step Out of the Boat is a ministry created by Charisma Media Content Development Editor Shawn A. Akers and dedicated to help Christ followers to become spiritual champions and come to a more intimate relationship with Jesus. With its articles, podcasts and other forms of media, Step Out of the Boat encourages Christ followers to daily reach to a higher level in their calling. Shawn is a 35-year veteran sportswriter, a published poet and he published a story about Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read his blog here. You can also listen to his podcasts, the Javelin Sports Show, on the Charisma Podcast Network.

The Opportunity Believers MUST Take Advantage Of

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Dogs learn obedience to their masters. We must learn obedience to our Master. (Crystal Rolfe via Flickr)

Very few of us do, however, and that’s why we stay stuck in spiritual mediocrity.

By Shawn A. Akers

What if you had the ability and the opportunity to step into the greatest joy and power you have ever known? Well, guess what? You do!

All it takes is a little—or maybe sometimes a lot—of self-examination. What is it that is compromising your relationship with Christ?

Is it pride? Is it arrogance? Is it selfishness? Is it sin? Is it something or some things that you have put before Jesus?

Are you disobedient to God’s Word in any way?

We all know that Jesus loves us more than we can possibly imagine, and we know that he wants us to come unto him, according to James 4:8: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”

And then there is Proverbs 8:17: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me.”

And how about Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Those who diligently seek Him will find Him. I don’t know about you, but I want to find Him and find Him every day. Who doesn’t want to be rewarded by God? I don’t know of any Christ follower who doesn’t want that.

I know, however, this won’t happen if I allow those things I have mentioned above to put a road block between myself and Him.

For me, it could be pride. I don’t want to bury myself in the Bible in prayer right now. I deserve to rest. I’ve feebily made that excuse before.

It could be idol worship. Alabama’s playing. As soon as the game’s over, I’ll read the Bible, and I’ll pray. Guilty (but not condemned).

I don’t want to lay down my sin. It brings me too much pleasure. Can’t deny that.

Those, my friend, are defining moments. As Kevin Costner says in the movie “Tin Cup,” either “you define the moment or the moment defines you.” How many moments in life define you?

I’ve had too many in many in my life to count. Too many regrets. But again, no condemnation because, as Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

What I want now is to define myself as an obedient child of God. When the moment defines you, it can only mean disobedience, even if it’s only delayed. Remember, delayed obedience is disobedience.

As my pastor, Ed Garvin, recently said, we need to stop going to church and start being the church. We need to start showing the world who we belong to and that we will not compromise that ideal. Are you with me?

That’s all about obedience. I pray to God, Lord, whatever you have to do in me to make that happen, please, make it happen. Help me to be obedient to you in everything I do every day. EVERYTHING, and EVERY DAY.”

I know what that means for me. What does that mean for you?

“Now therefore, if you will faithfully obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is Mine” (Exo. 19:5)

Don’t you want to be His special possession?

And remember to do something today to go to a higher level in your kingdom calling. Become a kingdom champion. Today.

Step Out of the Boat is a ministry created by Charisma Media Content Development Editor Shawn A. Akers and dedicated to help Christ followers to become spiritual champions and come to a more intimate relationship with Jesus. With its articles, podcasts and other forms of media, Step Out of the Boat encourages Christ followers to daily reach to a higher level in their calling. Shawn is a 35-year veteran sportswriter, a published poet and he published a story about Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read his blog here. You can also listen to his podcasts, the Javelin Sports Show, on the Charisma Podcast Network

 

URGENT PRAYER TODAY FOR PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON

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Please don’t ignore this. Pastor Brunson needs our prayers desperately. (ACLJ.org)

In the name of Jesus, we ask you to be in constant prayer for this man today and every day.

Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been held in a Turkish prison for more than 20 months, was back in court Monday and denied terrorism and spying charges. None of the charges levied against Pastor Brunson are true, but he could wind up facing 35 years in prison for the false accusations.

I have asked for prayer for Pastor Brunson in this blog before, but I am asking especially that you join me in bombarding heaven RIGHT NOW for this great and courageous man of God.

If you are not familiar with it, you can read more about his plight here on charismanews.com.

Therefore I pray: “In the precious name of Jesus, we pray for favor and mercy and grace upon Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is not only enduring false imprisonment in Turkey but who is also facing false accusations of terrorism and clandestine activity. Lies by unscrupulous witnesses have helped to make this trial a farce. The Turkish government is prosecuting Pastor Brunson and using him as a political pawn.

We pray for our wonderful, gracious and merciful Almighty God to soften the hearts of those who are against him and transform their hearts to see that what they are doing is unjust.  We pray for our lawmakers and our executive branch, especially President Donald Trump, to be able to make a difference and to let the Turkish government know, firmly, that this will not be tolerated.

We pray for Pastor Brunson and his mind, that you keep it fresh and filled every day with the things of the Spirit and to help him to continue to trust You and know that You will deliver him from this unjust situation. We pray for Pastor Brunson’s family and take away any fear they might have of what might happen to Pastor Brunson. We pray that he be turned to his family as quickly as possible.

Lord, I pray that everyone who reads this will be on their knees praying for Pastor Brunson, and his family. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control” (2 Tim. 1:7, MEV)

“Be strong and of a good courage. Fear not, nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, it is He who goes with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6, MEV)

 

 

 

 

 

The Kind of Prayer We Believers Need to Learn

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Pray for the protection from sin (Lightstock)

This type of prayer will lead us into right standing with God.

By Shawn A. Akers

Throughout his adventurous and very interesting life, King David endured incidents of intense persecution and danger. But what was most impressive about David is that he not only prayed for protection from his attackers during these perilous times, he also prayed about protection from sin.

“Make me to know Your ways, O Lordteach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. … Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you. (Psalm 25:4-5, 20-21, MEV)

“Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies” (Psalm 141:3-4)

So what are we talking about here? We’re talking about living a life of righteousness–or right standing with God. As believers, shouldn’t we hate sin more than suffering?

Our relationship with Christ not only allows it, but it also presents us with an obligation to become a person of deep moral commitment. Jesus, to whom we owe everything and to whom the believer is supposed to surrender everything, gives us guidelines by which we are to live a happy and respectable life.Our relationship with Christ not only allows it, but it also presents us with an obligation to become a person of deep moral commitment.

The first chapter of James tells us that we are to “be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.” We are to lay aside all filthiness and remaining wickedness and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls.” We are to be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Our relationship with Christ not only allows it, but it also presents us with an obligation to become a person of deep moral commitment.

When we fall into trials and tribulations, which James assures us we will in this life, our temptation to sin can accelerate. When we face trials in our relationships, our jobs, our finances, etc., be extra careful about sin’s pull on your mind and your flesh. Satan will work overtime to get you do to something you don’t want to do and he will try to convince you that you will feel better during these tough times if you just give in. Don’t allow that lie to penetrate your heart.

Remember, “when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and when sin is finished, it brings forth death” (James 1:15). But also remember that, because you have been given life in Christ, you are now to live the righteous life that God desires.

Living righteously suggests a thriving, spiritual relationship with God that leads to freedom. Living righteously is always a genuine decision one makes to remain attentive to the presence and power of God. It is motivated by love and reverence for the One who created us and cares for us.

  • “Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth” (Col. 3:2)
  • “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
  • “Let love be without hypocrisy. Hate what is evil. Cleave to what is good” (Rom. 12:9).
  • “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).

As always, remember to do something today to rise up higher in your kingdom calling.

Step Out of the Boat is a ministry created by Charisma Media Content Development Editor Shawn A. Akers and dedicated to help Christ followers to become spiritual champions and come to a more intimate relationship with Jesus. With its articles, podcasts and other forms of media, Step Out of the Boat encourages Christ followers to daily reach to a higher level in their calling. Shawn is a 35-year veteran sportswriter, a published poet and he published a story about Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR Chicken Soup for the Soul. You can read his blog here. You can also listen to his podcasts, the Javelin Sports Show, on the Charisma Podcast Network

 

‘For With God, All Things are Possible’

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God can do great things with your broken pieces! (Flickr via Tee Cee)

This book is so good, and so helpful for believers, it’s worth quoting it two days in a row.

“God will use pieces of your wreckage to get you to shore. No matter what mistakes you’ve made or what detours you’e taken while straying from where God wants you to be, it’s not too late. No matter what you’ve said or haven’t said, what you’ve done or haven’t done. No matter the depth of your pain, fear or anxiety. No matter how dark your secret or how terrible your addiction. God can do great things with your broken pieces” — From Rev. Samuel Rodriguez’s book Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, the Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life”

  • “If it’s broken, God can fix it.”
  • “If it’s empty, God can fill it.”
  • “If it failed, God can restore it.”
  • “If it’s sin, God can forgive it.”
  • “If it’s dead, God can resurrect it.”

Nothing is beyond God. Preach it, Rev. Rodriguez!

“For with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Day: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

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(Photo via Samuel Rodriguez FB page)

Every believer should be equipped with these pearls of wisdom. 

“Never let your problems drive your direction. Don’t let your crisis become your compass.”

  • Do not be driven by what you see; be driven by what God said.
  • Do not be driven by past mistakes; be driven by future miracles.
  • Do not be driven by feelings; be driven by faith.
  • do not be driven by being a victim; by driven by being victorious.
  • Let all you are and all you do be driven by the Spirit of God.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, from his book, Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks and Snakes in Your Life.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God” (Rom. 8:14)