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Now Today

By: Jessica Huber

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2 Corinthians 6:2
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Not after, not later!
Now! Today!

First!
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

TODAY!

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

The reason we are not to worry about tomorrow is not because from here on out its perfect!
No, Jesus said there Will be trouble! But When we have a personal relationship with Him , we are putting our thoughts, concerns and ALL of our unknowns into His Secure Hands. The Worry is to be Replaced with Trust! Its not a Trust in the world or ourselves or any other person, that will end up in failure for sure!
It’s a Trust IN HIM, no matter what it looks like around you! The assurance is That your God Has this! The bible says He goes Before us! With this knowledge comes the gift of Faith and From that The Gift of Peace!

First of all earthly life is Not promised. Second He Knows the Plans and Has Known them before We were Born. A plan to Prosper, and not harm, a Plan for Hope and a Future.

A Future of a Promised Eternity!
There is no greater assurance than that!

So Why wait to Begin something that was set Before You existed? Why Postpone a Personal Hand Crafted Life? Why waste that Beautiful Gift of Peace?
Life here is to be lived with all your heart, soul and mind pointing Right at Him.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Matthew 22:37

There is One Way and No Better Day, Than Today!
TODAY, Accept Jesus as Your Savior and Lord Of Your Life!

Too much time and energy has been wasted on Worry and uncertainties! I hope that Today, If He knocks you will Open and let Him Step In! Seize the day while it is still called today!

Keep Sowing and Let God Do The Growing

By: Jessica Huber 

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Mark 6
4Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”

I’m thankful for having a God who is understanding of the hardships within a human life. I am thankful for the hope and comfort that comes from knowing that.

The scriptures say that Jesus did not do many miracles within his home town, because of the lack of Faith. This verse can be encouraging for a follower who is on Fire for God, but finds it difficult to reach loved ones.

Do you have a loved one in your heart and on your mind today? Maybe your heart aches because you know their best is yet to come. You know The Hands that are ready to hold, you know the Love that waits to cradle. You know the ONE who cherishes them. You want nothing more for them, than to accept all of this with open arms.

It is a blessing to wake up everyday with the desire to share God and His Word! Although at times it can be sad and discouraging, when the people in your own home or in your family do not take it Seriously. It affects us deeply because we know that it is serious, life or death serious.

These are the questions I’v personally asked within prayer, Am I doing something wrong? Have I not shown Who You are within the actions of my own life? Have I not loved enough? Have I not spoken up at the right times? Have I spoken too much? Why aren’t they getting it? Why don’t they have that burning desire to know You Lord? How can anyone not want this?????

Then…
Here is where His loving Counsel comes in.
The Words that Jesus spoke in Mark 6:4. show us that he understands our struggle because it was first his to deal with. With that thought in mind remember that it is STILL His. Yes, It hurts when we see so many lost and living in despair, but we must remember He created us to be disciples, we are to share the good news, but ultimately we can not control who receives.

What an understanding God we have!

So just as he is understanding to our struggle right now, we have the comfort in knowing that he has an ultimate love and understanding for the lost. He has a backstage view of their hurt, their pain, the temptations they face day in and day out. With that being said he knows exactly what they need and He knows how to prepare the soil of their heart.

It will Always be the hope that our loved ones will be safe within the arms of our Savior. We hope and pray that they will taste and see that He is good but we must remember that there is a process. Although we feel the urging of time getting shorter and shorter, we know that God can do amazing things within a short amount of time. Hello the entire universe and everything in existence came about in 6 days and he still had time to rest and reflect on how awesome it was.
Don’t Limit God!

In Luke 8, Jesus used a wonderful  example of seeds being sown. The growing conditions played a major role. When the seeds were tossed, Some fell on rocky ground, some were choked out by weeds, some were eaten up by birds and trampled by foot. But others fell on fertile soil.

The soil needs to be ready. We must remember Who Softens that soil, Who penetrates the roughness, Who nourishes with the Living Water.
GOD DOES!
And We TRUST that His timing is on an entirely different level than our own.
TRUST That It is HIS Power that will touch the Hearts of our loved ones.
HIS!
Trust Him to Cultivate!
Stay Encouraged!
Be Bold!
Stay true!
Have Faith!
Continue to Love ..Even when it is difficult!
Speak when prompted!
Be still when He says to be still!

He Doesn’t Give up.. so we shouldn’t give up, continue to share that Knowledge that leaves hearts wanting to know more!
Don’t get ahead of yourself and don’t get ahead of Him!

Keep Sowing and Let God do the Growing! 

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

But God!

By: Jessica Huber 

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I read this question on a social media page the other day.

*What drink made you never want to drink again?

There were several comments of people chiming in with all different kinds of alcoholic beverages .. along with stories of horrible experiences and how sick it made them.

There was a time where I would have jumped right in!

BUT GOD! And I find myself saying this more and more lately!

But God!
God is Amazing! He is a Chain Breaking, Freedom giving, Life Saving God! He is the ultimate healer!

I saw this post and immediately my thoughts went to a completely different direction. My first thought was .. and without hesitation I might add…The Living Water of Jesus Christ .. After I tried that I never wanted to drink anything else.
I am from a family where drinking was always our way. Always our way to celebrate, our way to deal with disappointment, depression, it was our way of fun and excitement, to let loose to have confidence as well as an answer to stress relief. You name it alcohol was always invited.

This became my way for so long. Until I had that One Drink that Changed Everything!
Now My WAY IS JESUS
THE WAY The Truth and The Life!

It is true that sometimes a negative experience will drive us away from something harmful. But for how long and to what extent? My point is that the goodness of God did this for me in more ways than one bad, or even several bad experiences could have.
For example, I lived through my cousin being killed by a drunk driver, I watched my family grieve and have their lives torn apart. I lived day after day wishing it were me, trying to make it through and comprehend a life with out my best friend. Yet, still I did not quit drinking… I took a break only for a brief time. I vowed never to drink and drive, but I still found myself stepping into vehicles with people behind the wheel who were under the influence. That negative experience should have been enough, after all it was the worst pain to this day that Iv ever felt. Nope, it became my excuse to drink more. My answer to the question could have been many different drinks that I have consumed over time, truth is I’v been sick more than I’d like to admit and still went right back to that kind of poison. I’v had moments of shame and regret that still bring tears to my eyes… and I have to listen for His voice.. saying you are forgiven my love!

The worst drink, the worst experience could never override What God DID in my life!

The Power and Love Of Jesus Christ is more than enough to break through. More than any nasty tasting drink more than any terrible hangover or tragic trauma! He Alone Was the answer for me!

The Drink that He offered was the drink that made me want to quit drinking.
The Living Water of Jesus Christ!

If there is something that has a strong hold on you today.. or if you unsure of your stability.. I would like to offer an invitation to drink from The Eternal Well.
If you do not know JESUS CHRIST as your Lord and personal savior, then there is no better time than right Now. I don’t care if it’s alcohol, shopping, drugs or food, I don’t care if it’s needed attention from people.. what ever it is that allows you to reach for ______________ fill in the blank. If you reach for This before you reach for God then I’m here to tell you.. God is Greater and We need Him! We can not do it on or own or in our own way. He knows How to fill that empty spot! This fullness will not end in shame or regret, it won’t end in self loathing, it won’t end in disappointment or a spiraling cycle. Instead He Gives LIFE, HOPE, FREEDOM, LOVE, JOY, PURPOSE, and so much more!
Will you be free from troubles in this world? The answer is an absolute no, but you will be free from the burden of them. You have a God that says ..are You weary, are you hurt, are you struggling? Come here, let’s swap, give me your burdens and I will give you rest, strength and hope. You have the opportunity to fill the blank with Him! I’m weak …BUT GOD! I’m tired.. BUT GOD! I’m sad and lonely.. BUT GOD! I’m scared.. BUT GOD! I hurt.. BUT GOD! BUT GOD IS GREATER!!

Romans 5:8 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 4:10
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.

John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

Now is the opportunity..
Maybe you feel like you were on the path to having a relationship with him and you’ve allowed the world to have a little too much space in your heart, now is the time to re dedicate. Maybe you really never gave it a thought at all or maybe it’s something you’ve said you will do… somday. Well are you tired of being tired?
Let Him be the one to fill your blank space!

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,
for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I am tired of doing things my own way. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. I am taking this step to repent and turn to you. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. Fill the emptiness in my heart, help me to trust you. Help me to understand your love, grace, your mercy and peace. Help me to receive the Knowledge, That From this point on I am Holy, Righteous and Redeemed… yes…Clean!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, I invite you into my life as my Lord and Savior.

Thank You Jesus! Amen!

If you have prayed this prayer in sincere faith, You ARE a New Creation In Christ Jesus! The old is gone the New has come!
Get into his word, get to know WHO your SAVIOR is! Learn about Him! Get to know Who YOU are to Him! This relationship will be the most important you will ever have!

A Lazarus Around Every Corner

 

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By: Jessica Huber

 

Luke 16:19-31
19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

25“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

27“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

29“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

30“ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

31“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

Think about that last statement of the parable, Abraham basically says .. what’s the point? They won’t believe anyway! It’s too late! If they didn’t believe Moses and the prophets then why would they believe if he sent someone back from the dead?….hmm especially a beggar that people ignored and allowed to suffer day in and day out. Yes, what a Miracle that would have been, what a sign .. but it would soon be forgotten just as the many miracles and signs of Moses and the prophets were.

 

Wow But Jesus!
…We have to pause and just Thank God for His generosity, for providing His word to help teach us and guide us, for never giving up on us! I mean you can’t argue that God considers our thoughts and you definitely can’t argue that God gives chance after chance .. when Jesus came walking this Earth, He did the very thing that Abraham denied to do for the Rich man. He brought the dead back to life, He even used a man with The same Name as the beggar who lay at the rich man’s gate! I personally believe the connection of Jesus bringing His friend Lazarus back to life absolutely points to the importance of this parable.
God gave his only son to give us a chance. The Lord Himself died and Rose from the dead!
How many chances? How many more miracles will be ignored?

Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

There was a Canaanite woman who came to Jesus asking for his help. Her daughter was suffering from being possessed from a demond. Jesus told her that he was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. He said it wouldn’t be right to toss the children’s food to the dogs. Her reply was “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Jesus Commended her for her faith and healed her child.

Jump back to Lazarus… He too longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.

Today we Have a table set before us! Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead so that we would not have to suffer in the rich man’s shoes, begging for one little drop of water. God has given us way more than we deserve, more than enough. It’s right there, we do not have to beg or earn, we only need to desire and partake.

Jesus said “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

Our wealth is In Him and we are not to be stingy.
Be kind and gracious while on this earth! If there is an opportunity to reach out to someone in need, do it, that is how God’s love shines through. Show compassion, If even the dogs can look at a person and see that they are in need of help then you can see it too! This world is very self driven, don’t Forget, who ever is First will be last and whoever is Last will be first In God’s Kingdom! Love your brothers don’t look down on them, No matter where they are in their walk!
Lift, Encourage and Support.
Do it while you can! This isn’t Groundhog Day! Even if God sets another opportunity in your path, tomorrow is not promised, why save for tomorrow what you can do today. Love, Forgive, Share!

If You haven’t accepted Jesus as Your Lord and Savior, What are YOU waiting for? Proof and Signs? The proof and signs are All Around, we choose to have Eyes to see! Instead of asking for proof ask Him into your heart, ask him to use YOU! Then You Will See PROOF, proof OF What Gods Love Truly looks like.
This is the goodness the rich man failed to experience and share while he lived.

For us, there is a Lazarus around every corner .. yes some are hungry for food to fill their bellies but the food that fills the soul will last for an eternity… disciples are not just the people we read about in the Bible. WE Are the chance for someone to hear of Salvation. We are The disciples of NOW! People are starving to death and I mean right into an Eternal Death. Tell Them about JESUS! Tell them what He has done for them, tell them that The Lord is not slow about His promises as some count slowness, but is patient toward them, not wishing for any to perish but for ALL to come to repentance.


The rich man was concerned about warning his family and brothers and we should be too! The difference is it’s not too late for us and Someone WAS brought back to life for us! The opportunity is now. Don’t ignore the signs going on around you, because the signs are ticking ticking, Our God has been more than generous with His CHANCES. TODAY if You Hear His Voice do not harden your heart, accept Him as Lord of your Life, consume the word that has been provided and Invite someone to the table.

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Glory Guides

By: Jessica Huber

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You’ve lost that loving feeling. It’s a song that when heard by many, the seen from the movie Top Gun flashes through our memory. A silly way for the guy to get the girls attention. He serenades her in front of an entire room full of people.

You’ve lost that loving feeling, now it’s gone, gone, gone…although funny in the movie, it’s something that we hope to never hear coming from the Lord.
God is serenading us all the time! Is He getting our Attention?

Revelation 2 talks about a message to a particular church, it recognizes that they have persevered through many toils and that they have been great at discerning good from evil. In fact, it noted that they hated evil and they would not tolerate it! They were commended for calling out anyone who was found to be a false Apostle.
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We can not reflect what we do not know

Glory Guides

By: Jessica Huber

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Mark 12:30-31
30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

If You know Who you are In Christ, then the second portion of this scripture makes perfect sense.

As yourself hmmmm

We can not reflect what we do not know.

Many do Not Love who they are at all, in fact we have some real self loathing going on. We allow our past to create the internal image. We hold onto regret, shame, fear, resentment, pain, anger, jealousy, and failures. We hold them up and we look into them as if we are looking into a mirror. It distorts the way we see ourselves as well as…

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Be a Seeker

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Are we Seekers? Ask and it will be given seek and you will find! Sometimes we fail to see the good in people, especially those who have hurt us or wronged someone we love. A lot of times we stamp a person with a moment in time and allow it to cloud our vision.

Lord help us to see others the way You see them. Help us to lift and encourage. Lord, you pulled us out of the pit while we were filthy and yet you call us chosen, clean and redeemed. We did not deserve your Love but you gave Grace where there was disgrace. Help us to display that Same Mercy. Lord unveil our eyes. Help us seek your vision over our own sight. In The Precious Name of Jesus we Pray.