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Don’t Let Stumbling Blocks Get in Your Way

MP900149038One of the greatest stumbling blocks in our life can be any form of suffering. Be it sickness, jobless, or disease. We all will suffer. Oftentimes it can be of our own doing. That can make us feel our life has been ruined.

Not all suffering is intended by God. We must know the difference and not blame it all on God. We may create it ourselves out of disobedience. That will cause us to sin because we were not obedient.

Suffering is the result of sin that started with man. Genesis tells us how Adam and Eve went against God’s instructions and sinned against Him. They were disobedient.  As a result, sin came from man and woman’s disobedience.

We live in a fallen world. Suffering is to be expected. But the difference is in how you handle it. When stumbling blocks get in your way, don’t let temptation stop you from reaching your destination. Through faith, God can crush temptation.

No matter what form of suffering you may experience. Know that God’s grace is sufficient. God can use it to accomplish a greater good. Have faith. Persevere. Endure.

Be blessed! -JD

Matthew 18:7 “Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!” (NASB)

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From the desk of Karen Richards: Recap of Dr Oz Show on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Awareness SupportThis past Tuesday (July 23, 2013) the Dr. Oz Show featured a segment on fibromyalgia. If you missed it, you can watch the four-part video series watch the four-part video series on Dr. Oz’s Website. The title of the episode was “The Disease Doctors Miss Most: Fibromyalgia.” On television, the FM segment lasted for 30 minutes, including commercials, which is actually a pretty long segment for that show.

Personally, I had mixed feelings about the program. It accomplished three things very well.

First, they used the word “disease” for fibromyalgia which immediately gives it more credibility. Then Dr. Oz and his guests, Dr. Jennifer Caudle and Dr. Sean Mackey, made it clear that FM is a very real physical illness with serious, life-altering symptoms.

Dr. Oz did a good visual demonstration that explained how something in our brains causes the pain signals to be turned on high, which results in excruciating pain throughout our bodies. Hopefully this helps people who have loved ones with FM to have a better understanding of what they are experiencing.

They urged people who have the symptoms of FM not to allow their doctors to brush them off but to keep looking until they find a doctor who takes them seriously and tries to help them.

Three things in the program surprised me.

Although Dr. Oz mentioned very quickly in passing that there are three FDA-approved drugs for treating FM, he did not discuss or even name any of them; nor did any of the doctors mention using any kind of medication as a treatment option.

The only treatment option that was focused on at all was osteopathic manipulation, which is something we rarely hear about in relation to FM. They had a doctor there demonstrating this technique on an FM patient.

Dr. Oz asked Dr. Caudle whether fibromyalgia is life-threatening. She responded “yes” but then went on to clarify that FM is not deadly but it does severely affect our quality of life. (I wasn’t surprised that FM threatens our quality of life – just that she answered “yes” to the life-threatening question.)

There was one statement in the show that I disagree with. Dr. Oz stated that it takes an average of three doctor visits to get a proper diagnosis of fibromyalgia. In my experience, most of us would have been thrilled to get a diagnosis in just three doctor visits! Thankfully, most people are now getting diagnosed much faster than the seven years it took me, but I still often hear of it taking many months and even a couple of years to get an accurate diagnosis. Perhaps he meant visiting three different doctors, but that’s not what he said; he clearly said “it takes an average of three doctor visits to get a proper diagnosis.”

If you’ve had FM for awhile, you probably didn’t learn anything new from this program. And it certainly didn’t fulfill the promise in the promo that you would “Learn about the latest treatments and discoveries that could heal you.” From that aspect, it was disappointing.

All things considered, though, I think it was good show. The reason I say that is that the Dr. Oz Show is seen by millions of people and his words have great impact. (When he mentions a product, stores sell out overnight.) In that respect, I think we’ll see that the show went a long way to help increase the understanding and acceptance of fibromyalgia, which will ultimately benefit all of us.

Karen Richards via http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/c/5949/162047/recap-show-fibromyalgia?ic=2602

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Don’t Hate… Celebrate and Congratulate!

Do you ever think about why people do what they do? Why do they choose to like or not like you? Or even why do most people have hidden agendas or ulterior motives that are not in your best interest but only that which serves best for their interest? Yet, God’s agenda is for your greater good. He loves you forever, for good.

People will come and go. They will change their minds like the weather. They are fickle and fair-weathered. God doesn’t change his mind. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His Word doesn’t change. It will stand forever.

For the past few weeks, I have been in deep thought asking myself questions such as this. In response to people I have encountered who do not share the same bliss. I’m happy and content with the things God is showing me, even when trouble surrounds me. And I’ve decided I can’t let fear of the unknown rule my life, because of negativity or unforeseen circumstances that surround my life. I’m still happy because of it. I choose to be thankful as I walk in it.

I have embarked on a different chapter in my life that I never thought would happen given the circumstances I continue to face. I was so frustrated with all the work it took to get this life-long project completed and my daughter says to me, “Anything worth having will be hard.” Persevere; #‎ButGod. God has been moving me in a direction that I know is only of his doing to make my dreams and the vision he placed inside me come true. I’m grateful to God for my future. Thankful He knew.

When God puts something in your spirit instructing you to move, you can’t sleep, eat, or think until it’s done. Just as God will keep prodding you until it’s finished and done. This is where I am today, but sadly I am having trouble understanding or accepting the fact that others choose not to celebrate with me. And instead of congratulating, they are envious and are not afraid to show their true feelings to me.

But I’m not bothered by it, none other. I still love all my sisters and brothers. I thank God for those who left and didn’t believe in me. I give all glory to God, who is elevating me. Thanks to the haters from the itty bitty naysayer committee. Their doubt didn’t stop my destiny. Glory!

Now don’t get me wrong. I still am having some reservations about this entire process. There are times I find myself reflecting on the effects of the order of events. And how overwhelmed I am when trying to comprehend the depth of how I will manage to handle things. It’s a big change. God is taking me to new levels, and as such, new devils. Nonetheless, I’m excited and delighted because of it. God’s got his hands in it.

I am a woman of deep faith but sometimes I struggle with motives and agendas of others. When I share how good God has been to me in spite of trouble. I can see their response to the good news and it will show in their facial expression, their tone of voice confirming their objection. Faces that have no name, but the negativity in their words identify who they are just the same. And in most cases, their actions will bring them to shame.

I may get a little disappointed with how others choose to respond. But I refuse to let it take me off course, even when others lack the ability to celebrate my growth. All I can do is speak the truth about God. And the wonderful blessings and miracles only he can perform. The one thing I am assured of is this. God is orchestrating every event. And no matter how others may view or not embrace the change. It’s all part of God’s master plan. It’s a perfect plan from the master planner. God is handling it. I know what God has set before me and I will embrace it graciously. I thank God for the blessing.

Misery loves company. The enemy delights having you put your life on hold when trying to convince you his plan is better. Trust God. His plan is greater. Even if no one ever believes in you, believe in yourself. Don’t let the doubts of others take you off course of your assignment. God promised it. Don’t let your past dictate your fate. God knows your past. He’s the master of your fate. He’ll erase your mistakes in the past. What you do for Christ will last.

Sometimes it can be hard to understand when loved ones or those near and dear to you don’t celebrate or will ever approve of you.  But you know it is alright because God approves of you. No matter how trapped you may feel or what problems or hardships you may face. Know that God can minister to your deepest needs. Have faith. When things don’t go as you planned, it will work for the greater good according to God’s plan.

God will expose a distorted mind with the wrong motives and a hidden agenda. God’s plan cannot be thwarted. With God there is no hidden agenda. When people leave don’t ever blame yourself why they left you. It wasn’t you. Sometimes God has to move you out of a season for the best reason because he knows what is best for you.

I decided long ago much of worldly behavior is off limits to me. My mind is transformed. I don’t conform to this world. I make decision wisely. Take it from me. Promises are made to not be broken. God’s promise is his word. It’s never broken. What he says, he will do. From beginning to end he’s with you.

I’ve learned God will not bring you to it and not see you through it. It will work for the greater good even when others can’t see the good in it. Just because you’ve arrived don’t look down on others who are still traveling. We all have a river to cross while traveling. Just because you’re better, don’t minimize someone else joy or pain. You never know when you will have to go down that road of sadness to find joy again. You never know when you will have to come back to where you’ve been. When others are bitter and negative, pray for them.

There’s a time and season for everything. Events in our lives are not a coincidence. God allows everything to happen for a reason. So, when others choose not to celebrate or embrace your new beginnings. Thank them anyway because this is just the beginning.

To get something you never had, you have to go through where you’ve never been. And persevere through some things that will lead to new beginnings. Not everybody will celebrate you. Or be there when you’re going through. Some may only want to know you when God elevates you. Discern truth. Don’t get weary in well doing. Don’t give up. For in due season you will reap a harvest if you faint not. Hope in the Lord. He shall renew your strength. Trust in God. He is your refuge and strength.

And for those listening or reading this, change your mindset and your actions too.

Don’t hate… celebrate and congratulate others in the work God has called them to do.

Be blessed! -JD

1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

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God Holds Your Future in His Hands

Let your service be to God, not man. Man does not hold your future in his hands. People may slander, tell lies, and show evil towards you. Pray for them. For they know not what they do. Remember God loves you.

When we serve God we are to display humility and God’s character. We are never to let our positions or titles become our character. Nor should we deny God’s love to those we encounter when we serve. We are to show love and who we are in God’s kingdom in our service. For, it is who we are to others in God’s eyes that he will see. Love all your sisters and brothers just as He. God loves you. He will reward you.

Titles are not what God will honor when judgment day comes. But he will judge you according to your works – how faithfully you served, when the day comes. Remember, you are a reflection of God when you serve his people. Attitudes and disposition that are not in alignment with his will can negatively affect other people. Do what pleases God, not people. God holds your future in his hands. Don’t let man deter God’s plan. Magnify the Lord. Serve and give honor to Him. You are an ambassador of Christ. Let your work for God speak for itself. Worship Him.

Don’t hate the sinner, hate the sin. Hate the evil that resides within. Work to overcome it. Love everyone in spite of it. God loves each and every one of us. Don’t let the evil intentions of others drive you away from what God has promised.

Acquaintances are people you meet and know of you. And just because they may have known you for a long time, they don’t know you. Don’t get it confused with who you are in Christ. Don’t let the attitudes and intentions of man towards you be your light. Don’t let it define who you are. You are a child of God. Do the work of God.

They lied on Jesus but it didn’t stop him from fulfilling the plan God designed for him. Nor should it let you be removed from God’s promises or Him. It doesn’t matter how people see you. Or the evil intentions or motives they may have towards you. See yourself as God sees you.

Be steadfast, diligent, and committed to the work God has called you to do. The only thing that matters is what God sees in that which he has placed inside you. Do your best to display the characteristics of God no matter how others may treat you. God is all knowing and sees everything. Put it in his hands. He will take care of everything.

God holds your future in his hands. Not man. Let God handle it. He has the final say. His judgment will stand.

Be blessed! -JD

Genesis 16:13 ” She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” (NIV)

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Forgive and Let Go and Speak Out Loud To Your Pain

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Forgiven (Photo credit: Fr. Stephen, MSC)

This has been on my heart for the past few days. Thought I’d share it with you today.

You may have been hurt, misused, and abused. You may still be harboring pain from people that have disappointed and failed you. Don’t be afraid to forgive. Otherwise, you’re preventing yourself to freely live. Don’t be held back by past hurts. Live in the present. ‪#‎LetGoLetGod ‪#‎Forgive ‪#‎PrayerWorks.

It is okay to accept that you’ve been hurt. Acknowledge it. Allow yourself time to grieve. But don’t wallow or stay in it. Don’t take too long to get over it, because bitterness and resentment will set in, which makes it that much harder to let go of the pain. When your heart becomes hardened, you will become stagnate in life. God doesn’t desire you live a substandard life. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

Think about what you want to say to the person who hurt you and how it offended you. If you are not able to physically express your hurt to them, write a letter put your words on paper then get rid of it. You can throw it in the trash, tear it into pieces, or even crumble it. This will help you to let go of it. Because what it will do for you is free you from years of bottled up emotions and torment.

The moment you do this you will feel better because you will have released your feelings from your heart and mind. You’ve sent it to another place in time. Then release it and don’t think about it anymore. Keep reminding yourself that the pain from these words will not reside in your heart anymore. God will give you strength to endure. He will help you move past your hurt. He will sustain you. Every step of the way, he is with you.

Finally, speak life into your situation every day. Truly release whatever you’re struggling with to God. Be honest. Consistently pray. If you keep your mind occupied with positive things and on God, you won’t have time to think about it at all. Forgive yourself and all will be forgiven. And remember, God is faithful and forgiving. He will give you strength to endure. Pray. Endure.

Forgive and let go and speak out loud to your pain. Live again.

Take this scripture with you and remind yourself every day, God is with you always.

Be blessed! JD

Psalm 25:17-18 “The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.”

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From the desk of Karen Richards: Dr. Oz Show About Fibromyalgia – Tuesday, July 23

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Fibromyalgia Awareness (Photo credit: Kindreds Page)

The Dr. Oz Show, scheduled to be broadcast this Tuesday, July 23, 2013, is going to feature information about fibromyalgia.

The title of the program is “The Disease Doctors Miss Most: Fibromyalgia” and the description of the episode says, “Are you always exhausted and in constant pain? Learn about the latest treatments and discoveries that could heal you.”

You can watch a brief promotion video of the show here: Dr. Oz promo http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/disease-doctors-miss-most-fibromyalgia

I have my DVR set up to record the show and I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say about fibromyalgia and potential treatments.

Karen Richards via http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/c/5949/161946/dr-fibromyalgia-tuesday

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Words of Wisdom

Good morning, afternoon, evening, night wherever you are! Thank God. He brought you this far. Be diligent, strong-willed, and determined. Press on!

We all are weak in some area of our life. Don’t be influenced by sin. Avoid certain activities. Protect your spiritual life. Keep the faith.

Do things with decency and in order. Put on the armor of light. Put aside the deeds of darkness. Do what’s right. Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Exemplify qualities Jesus Christ showed while he was here on earth: Love, Humility, Truth, and Service.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

Be blessed! -JD

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Don’t Let Fear Immobilize Your Faith

Fear is an intrusion of the mind that will detour the journey and rob you of life’s treasures if you let it. God did not give us that spirit. We’re the elect, sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. His seal can never be broken. Those who have true faith are indeed content. Faith is evidence.

Fear is the opposite of faith. Without faith, are half-truths that convince us to believe in untruths. Faith is not based on proof. Its evidence unseen in what we believe. God’s Word is truth.

Faith is the gift of God. Faith is the faith of God’s elect, evidence of electing grace. We are blessed because we believe that the Lord will do what he said. God operates in faith. What God starts, he finishes. Faith is a fruit. Believing is evidence.

While our spirit is lifeless as human beings, our spirit by our own doing cannot be resurrected or regenerated. We cannot do this alone. We need God to change it. If we accept the gift of Jesus dying on the cross, the Holy Spirit will come to live within us. God will resurrect our spirit. The Holy Spirit will dwell within us.

Prayer unlocks the door to life’s mysteries. It can open doors to endless possibilities. Prayer is the key that unlocks faith. Prayer works.

Prior to taking a turnaround road trip with my girls to the beach at Mission Bay in San Diego the other day, when I was asked if I wanted to go I was apprehensive. I started thinking about how it may impact my body given it was a long ride and the fact I had not taken a long road trip in over 15+ years since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia amongst other things. I began having fears, couldn’t sleep thinking so much about “what if.” What if the pain, irritation, and inflammation became a problem? What if my legs started cramping and hurting given the time I had to sit? What if, what if, what if? Fear began to consume me.

I had to redirect my thoughts and finally said, “I’ll go to God in prayer.” Interesting enough, the next day was the day to go and I woke up with excitement as if nothing had ever crossed my mind, ready to go; with the exception of finding a few things to take with me. My daughter arrived to pick up my other daughter, walks in, and sees me. I’m up in the wee hours of the morning and she says, “You’re going? Good!” I was happy.

Turned out to be a great trip no matter how short it was. And I did well in spite of. It was my first time and I truly enjoyed it. Now I’m anticipating another trip in the future. I’ve talked with them to make plans already. And to think, had I let my fears overcome me, I would not have been able to speak about this today. But instead would have dwelled on regrets out of my staying.

When you travel to other places, you get to see how others live in a different place. Makes you appreciate that much more what you have and learn not to become complacent. When traveling, it takes longer to reach your destination than it does to come back because you don’t know where you’re going. You will go through some things in the midst of the journey. There may be hills, mountains, detours, and change in directions, but eventually you will arrive at your destination.

Much like with God, when you don’t know him. It may take a long time to get on the right path to get where you’re going before you get to know him. You’ll go through some things to get there. There will be valleys to go through, hills to climb, and burdens to bear. But you’re not alone. With God, you’ll get there.

Once you find your way to God it is easy when coming to him, just as it is in finding your way back when you’ve gone away from him. God is always available no matter how long it may take coming or going. Even when you know God and lose your way, it may take long but with faith you will find your way. You’ll go through some things. But eventually you’ll come back to Him again.

Faith is the substance of things we hope for, evidence of things we cannot see. Overcome fear of the unknown. Release it.  God is with you. Come as you are. He is ready to receive you. Don’t let fear overrule your life. Have faith. Allow God to come into your life. Faith is not based on proof. It is belief in what you cannot see that is not proof. It is evidence built upon the foundation of God’s Word. Trust God. Believe in His Word. Let go of fear. God operates in faith.

Don’t let fear immobilize your faith.

Be blessed! -JD

Hebrews 2:1-3 “So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?”

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Consider Failure a Life Lesson

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Failure is a symptom of unrealistic expectation. It is not a person. If we set our hearts and minds on God, He’s real. His Word does not fail nor will it return void.

Oftentimes we confuse the idea of failure with the reality of our perception when things don’t go the way we expected. While it is true we all have habits or some false sense of perception we deal with that may present obstacles to getting where we need to in life. We must be cognizant of the role we play in making it happen and the role God expects us to play to trust that he will allow it to happen in our life.

If we took a moment to think about what kind of life we would have if we sat endlessly waiting for something to happen. What do you think would happen? If we lacked effort in taking the initiative to be held accountable to do things that would please God. How else would we be able to please God? We make the mistake of expecting God to bless us in his mercy and goodness towards us. And find ourselves frustrated when we think he has failed us. We then blame him when things do not turn out as WE expected. When in fact it really may be exactly what God expected.

To set the expectation that others are to assume what we are thinking and are conscious of what we need, is not in alignment with God’s will. We must not assume others know what it is we don’t’ have and what it is we need just because we don’t have. Does it mean others are supposed to assume what you are thinking? Based on the assumption they knew what you needed and be held responsible for what it is you were lacking because they know what you are lacking. More so, what if you didn’t take the initiative to help yourself but expected others to help you because they knew you needed help? And you expected them to do what it was you failed to do in the absence of calling and asking for help.

When we fail to take responsibility in the part we play, failure will be prevalent in our relationships when we hold others accountable for our mistakes. It will diminish our relationship with them. We also will hurt our relationship with God. God is a Good God. He will do it anyway. He will clean up our mistakes.

God helps the helpless. And will help us overcome when in despair. In all things we are not able to help ourselves but God’s help is available to everyone who seek him in prayer. He will give us strength to do things we are willing to do that may seem impossible. He will make all things possible. But we must be responsible.

God does not expect us to do everything but he does desire we do some things for ourselves. Otherwise, why would we need his help if we totally depended on ourselves? On our own we are helpless and with difficulty we cannot operate alone in this thing called life. With God’s help we can. God helps the helpless. He is the bread of life.

God expects us to do things that please him. But we must be held accountable for our actions and stop playing the victim. God wants your all. He doesn’t want you to put the blame on others but wants you to walk before Him and be blameless when you fall.

God requires our faithfulness in our service and desires we use the gifts and talents he blessed us with. Make use of your gifts and talents to enrich the lives of others instead of waiting on others to make a life for you in it. God will get the glory when you do. He will reward you.

God desires you to be the answer and not depend on others for an answer to a life you feel you may have failed because you chose not to answer. Pay attention. Don’t choose to become a victim because you denied God’s provision. When you take matters into your own hands, don’t complain when others fail to do what you assumed they would do. Not realizing God was there to do what he promised he would do. Or get mad when you could have easily taken a stand to do for yourself and looked to God from whence cometh your help.

Demonstrate God’s love and compassion when helping others. Help yourself too. But don’t get angry or disappointed out of your own selfish ambition when others fail you. Don’t allow selfish motives to define the reason you make assumptions regarding the expectations of others. Be God’s mouthpiece, help yourself, encourage and help one another.

When you are called to do things you may not feel like doing, do them without effort as they will become a part of you. Make a decision to please God in all you do. Because God created you to be a blessing to others as he blesses you. God expects your obedience and your follow through.

God orders our steps. He leads us in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. We may not understand everything. Let God lead the way. And follow the path he designed for you today.

One of the greatest things in life can be found in failure. It can be for your own good. Failures demonstrate God’s grace and his love.

Therefore, make a declaration. Accept failure as a life lesson. Don’t blame others but take responsibility for your actions. Let God have his way.  Trust God.  Don’t let your failures keep you from serving him.  Thank God for the blessing.

Consider failure a life lesson.

Be blessed! -JD

Proverbs 16:2-3,9All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,  and he will establish your plans. 9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” NIV

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Celebrate Your Freedom!

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Victorious By Design via @victoriousbydes

As we celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July, remember what this day is truly all about. Remember the reason why we celebrate freedom.

God sent Jesus to bring us freedom. Jesus died for our sins and for our freedom.

We may come broken, guilty, and ashamed for the wrong we’ve done. By faith in Jesus we can overcome. We’re not perfect. We have flaws. Jesus came that we may have freedom; that we may have life. Surrender it all to God.

Today we have freedom to ask for forgiveness. We have freedom to be forgiven. God extends grace and mercy. Jesus paid the price so that our sins may be forgiven.

As we honor and remember those who gave their lives for this country, also give honor to Jesus who purchased our freedom by his death on the cross. Without him we would be lost.

The nation is in need of prayer not just today but every day. Pray for the nation, pray for those who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones. Pray for families and friends of the 19 firefighters that they find comfort, strength, and peace to overcome. Pray for everyone on this day. Keep them in your prayers today.

There’s restoration and freedom through Jesus Christ. For our sins, He made the ultimate sacrifice. Forgiveness is available through Him. Proclaim liberty and freedom.

Celebrate your freedom!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Be blessed! -JD

Galatians 5:1 “It is freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” NIV

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Praise the Lord!

Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening wherever you are today.

Yesterday is over. It’s a new day. Today is not your yesterday.
Be determined, steadfast, committed in your spiritual walk today.
Let your heart not be weary. Let God have his way. Make a declaration today.
Lord, we need you. Show us the way.

God brought us back at the appointed time to the appointed place on this day.
God’s in the blessing business today!
Praise the Lord for the gift of life. Your gift will make room for you.
God will send you before great. Glorify God. Seek Him in all you do.

The enemy sits waiting to kill, steal, and destroy.
Don’t let him steal your joy.
God’s got a blessing with your name on it.
Declare, “I’ve got the victory. I’m claiming it!”
God promised. God said it. I believe it. That settles it. Go get your blessing.

Praise the Lord!

Be blessed! -JD

Habakkuk 2:2-3 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 3 For the vision is yet for the appointed time: But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it: Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” NKJV

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