Joy Comes In The Morning!

By: Jessica Huber

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JOY comes In The Morning!!!
Let’s be honest the moment we open our eyes, it’s not always a burst of Joy, we may not hear birds singing a Disney song, or have rays of sunlight lifting us out of bed. We may have actually had a horrible experience from the day before or through the night. We may wake and the first thought is disappointment, when we discover that it wasn’t a nightmare after all, but a reality that we will soon face again.
Images and words recorded come flooding, recapping all of the hurt. The should have, could have, the why and the IFs come spinning like a little tornado over your head.
If you are facing this day with out first capturing your thoughts and directing them to God, then yes your tornado will follow you out of bed. The dark clouds from yesterday will loom and seek to destroy your fresh start, causing an out of control forecast of the day. Truth, we have moments that literally cause aftershock, little rumbles that try to take our God given joy away. Even if we were certain, we already handed this situation over to God the night before, the enemy likes to creep in first thing. He catches us off guard, trying to instill doubt, reminding of us of our struggles. In this moment we have the opportunity to hold onto God’s truth! Not Today satan, Not Today!

We have Joy in the morning not only because it is New, but because we Have a God that has the power to make all things New! He is Faithful and In Him we can have confidence of deliverance.

2 Thessalonians 3:2-3
2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Don’t let Yesterday discourage your Today! It’s Gone, done and over with!
Don’t give up, you have only experienced a speck of this journey, and there is so much that is waiting to be revealed.
It’s a NEW Day! A Fresh Start! It is filled with New Hope, and New Opportunities!
This day comes with The Fathers love and strength, this day comes with the truth that you are not Alone in this.

Many times we wake and it’s our own guilt and regret that starts a storm brewing.
In JESUS Name You are Forgiven today, regardless of your yesterday. If He has forgiven you, then you have permission to forgive yourself.

Psalm 103:2-4
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

His Love has you covered! Now let him Position you towards your best.
I know that it is hard to comprehend or understand a love like this, but it’s real and True and it’s here for you!
You do not have to make sense of it, just know that there is a Life and a Plan for You In This New! Embrace it, Appreciate it, and Multiply All that is Given!

Jeremiah 31:25 
 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

Proverbs 11:25 
A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Let Go, Learn from it and move on, step into His Grace. Dance in that Beautiful Light! Smile, Laugh and Be Thankful!!!
I pray that you will walk with your eyes fixed on The Perfecter of Faith, that you will know and hold onto The Love that He has for you. There is Nothing that He is unaware of, place all thoughts and concerns into His capable hands.
The scriptures say to take all your thoughts captive and hold them accountable to The Knowledge of God! So the moment you wake up, clear the air, with Prayer! Capture the recap of yesterday, before it spirals out of control! When the storm comes brewing over your head send it through The God filter. Anything that can not hold to God’s truth, anything that replaces doubt in the space of his promises, it needs to go!

Start your day by reflecting on God’s Truth and Arm yourself with Prayer. Choose Joy!

 

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

God Bless You today as you soak in His Love! Be reminded of His Strength, wrap up in his peace and comfort. May you be filled with The Spirit as you Look forward to the Joy of second chances and New Beginnings!

The Table Has Been Set, Will You Sit?

By: Jessica Huber

IMG_5178Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

Let’s ask Him to fill us so much that it pushes out any lingering doubt, …
It’s one thing to have self doubt but its entirely another thing to have God Doubt! Our capabilities do not have to be tested or proven, but our Faith in God’s ability will stand against the greatest of Giants.

We want our cups to be gushing over with nothing but Him! His Truth and His Promises! When we stand before our enemy, we need only to think of the table that has been prepared, the oil that has anointed and the cup that overflows!

When I consider the verse above, My mind immediately goes into movie mode.

IMG_5179Imagine you are in the middle of a battle, a major conflict .. picture Braveheart type Warriors running at you with clubs and axes in hand! Despite everything going on, out of nowhere a table is set before you. Its beautiful, fine china, a gorgeous place settings, adorned with peace and serenity. The finest table you could ever imagine just plopped smack in front of you on a grassy battlefield. Candles lit, flowers arranged, this is a strange place for such a seen. Silence surrounds and your enemies move in slow motion. You are standing in a dome of calm. A gentle breeze leads you over to a chair, It’s pulled out and positions just for you. The voice of The Lord, “Time out, this is your place of rest.”
“But Lord!” “look around me!” “I have so much against me!” “I have to figure out my next move!” “I can’t” “I will be plowed over for sure!”
Again
“Sit my Child and Trust.”

“But” “But” “Did you see the size of”

Again
“Be Still and Believe.”

This struggle of putting our own capabilities before God’s has been repeated and repeated from the ancient of days! It Boils down to a lack of belief! Faith that is directed To Fear!

Exodus 14:13
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, STAND STILL!
You will see the salvation of the Lord!

Be Still And Know That I AM God!

Check this,
In Numbers 13 It talks about how God told Moses to send out men to spy out the land of Canaan, which God chose to give to Israel.
So mosses sent out men from each tribe.
The men went and saw that the land was great, the fruit was plentiful and the land was flowing with milk and honey.
But they also saw that the land was already inhabited. they reported that the people who dwelled in the land were strong, and their cities fortified and very large. Plus they had giants in the land.
The Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim).
The men said that in their own sight they looked like grasshoppers compared to them these giants.
They went back and reported to Moses and Arron and all the congregation of the people of Israel and explained the details of the land and its obstacles.
One of the men, Caleb was ready to go take the land, he believed they could do it. But the men from the tribes said no way! There was no way they could defeat them.

In the KJV it says
we seemed in our OWN SIGHT as grasshoppers.

We place our own sight on our troubles.
Don’t we?
We put our own opinion on the situation. We place our abilities over God’s abilities.

It didn’t go well for these guys, they were so unbelieving, they panicked, and to make a long story short they ended up rebelling against God. They decided to go on with their own plans and eventually met their defeat by facing their enemies without God.
Caleb was commended for believing and God said he would be able to enter the land.

In a sense God set a table in front of the tribes, He positioned them to Go into the land and the table was set with His Promises. Their job was to stand up to unbelief. God was with them and Who can stand against God? He was their backing. They needed only to be still and dine, instead they basically flipped the darn table over!

Our enemy is satan, he is the face of all the troubles that we encounter, the giants of life. Whether it be addictions or financial struggle, sickness, relationship, temptation, fleshy desires, he’s lurking around them waiting. He’s waiting to see if we will accept what God offers, or if we will fall into fear and flip the table. So many times satan uses our own sight to his advantage.

The Table has been set!
Even in the midst of trial, within or everyday troubles and problems of this world, we have The assurance of The Lord’s Provision. His Peace, His Deliverance, His Security, His Promises! This is what the table is adorned with.
Its adorned with The Vision of God!

This Is The Work of God… to Believe!

You are sealed and anointed as His. Never Hunger, Never Thirst.

In 1 Samuel David was anointed and sealed, but in man’s sight he wouldn’t have been first pick, but in God’s sight he was the one. Because God does not look at hight or stature, he looks at the heart.
David is proof of what happens when you take advantage of the Power of God before your enemies.

Pretty sure Everyone has heard of David and Goliath! Right?
David knew God was with Him, He saw through the eyes of Faith and it made that Giant look like a grasshopper. He was able to defeat him In God’s Strength.

Now JESUS is The ultimate proof of what happens when you sit at the table. When you trust in The Work of the Father. When you Dine on his Truth.

He actually sat and dined with his disciples before facing The greatest Battle! In a way he explained the preparation of “the table” His covenant. Giving them the bread to eat as His body and the cup of wine to represent his blood. He explained to them that He was the bread of life. The Living Manna.
He told them that he was sealed and anointed by his father. “He who believes in me will never thirst.”
His Cup was More than full!

Read Psalm 23:5 Again!
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

Work for the food of eternal life! That’s JESUS! Your work is Belief!
No matter what we face, we are already Triumphant because we have Christ as our Eternal Glory!

This explains it in depth
John 6
27 Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”
28 Therefore they said to Him, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you BELIEVE in Him whom He has sent.” 30 So they said to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, so that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’”32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” 34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst”

May we always Believe and May We Always have an Over Flowing Cup!

JESUS Was triumphant over the The Giant named Sin. He slayed and defeated the Giant named Death!

When a table is set before our enemies and we choose to dine with God, we are showing the enemy who we belong to. We are showing our faith and our trust in God.

We do the work of the Lord by putting Our Belief into action.
Never mind, when we are faced with a situation and our Cup is full of Christ, this means we will not stoop, but instead we handle our afflictions with Grace and Love.
It’s a WIN WIN!

You are Well equipped!

Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Who?

If you are facing a battle today I want you to picture the table that has been set before you.
Take a deep breath and KNOW who your God is! Instead of worrying about your next move, sit and rest. Take in His Peace and assurance. He has this! Hear his voice, Child you are loved and well cared for. Trust.

God Bless You, In JESUS Name

Show Me Your Glory

By: Jessica Huber

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Look closely and you can see little spider webs in this photo. God shines his glory even on the the things that we do not always appreciate, for instance that many spiders in one place! I’m not a person that usually appreciates the creepy crawlers of the earth, but I am thankful for God showing me this gift. It is not just a field with spiders waiting to grub on little bugs. No, this message is so much greater than that, in fact there is one similar to it in Matthew 6:25-34
25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

When we walk with the Lord Our eyes see with a new light. What can a field of spiderwebs tell us about our God?
Just looking upon all of the intricacy that is woven into His Beautiful Plan. Everything serves a purpose, it’s also a reminder of His Provisions. We can be grateful that we have a God who Provides for our needs in such detail. Yes even spiders, let them praise the Lord!
Psalm 148
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
3 Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4 Praise Him,highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.

It’s not always easy to appreciate the ugly moments in our life, but through faith we can rejoice and have hope within these times.
1 Peter 1:6-9
6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

Christ is The Glory and He is enough! Put your Trust In Him!

IMG_5093.JPGMaybe you are feeling anxious today, feeling lost or just stuck in funk. If you are dealing with something big and having a hard time looking past your situation, start small. Appreciate the little things. Look at all of the blessings around you, as you start to scan this life in a new light, Praise the Lord!
He is So good! If he can equip a spider to spin a web, not just something to catch food in, but an actual masterpiece, then he can take care of you. If he can provide the grass for it to attach to and and then send food and water in its direction, He can do so much more for you. Seek fist The Kingdom! Look for his hand in everything around you. He will illuminate and reveal it, just as he did with this field of webs.

Prayer
I pray that God will cast His Love over your entire situation today. May your eyes catch the beauty that is all around you. As you scan, I pray that you will gain hope and strength. May you look forward to the precious details that he holds for your life.
In JESUS Name I Pray

Where Does Your Help Come From?

By: Jessica Huber

IMG_5085When our children cry out for us in the middle of the night, do we not come running to their rescue? If they are sick, do we not make them chicken noodle soup, give them snuggles and hold them? If they are sad do we not take that pain on, and comfort them? We Do! They are our precious children. We love them and when they hurt we hurt . We wouldn’t want them to go to a substitute. We wouldn’t want them to knock on a strangers door to find comfort, especially if we are right there ready and Willing to help. We wouldn’t want to sit back and watch them struggling while they try to put on their own bandaid….RIGHT?
Then why do we, as Adults try to put on our own bandages, Instead of crying out and asking our Heavenly Father for Help? He LOVES us, he doesn’t patch, he heals! He can take care of any need, hurt, fear, disappointment, sorrow, distress, or sadness. He does not enjoy sitting back and watching us struggle. He wants to swoop in, hold us, and feed us. He wants to pick us up, brush us off and give us guidance and the tools we need to succeed. All we have to do is Let Him! Say it, I need you Lord!
Oh, Give Thanks for his Grace. No matter what Crazy mess we find ourselves to be in. So many times we put ourselves smack in the middle of the problem, and still He is ready to pull us out.

Psalm 107:20
20He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
From who’s destruction??
It was their own!

In Psalm 107:2-43 there are so many accounts were he delivered His people from one pretty big messes after another . We see a pattern of failure and then a cry. He swooped in and saved them. It reminds us over and over to Give thanks to The Lord! For He is always there, Ready and Willing for the Rescue. Although we fail, He is UNFAILING, where we lack faith, He is FAITHFUL . He could have said no, you keep messing up, I’m just done! How often do we mess up, how often do we continue in our unhealthy patterns? Same problem, same outcome!
Here is a little dividing factor, we have to be willing to say, HELP, I messed up, I’m lost, I’m tired, I hunger, I thirst! Cry Out!
Immanuel! JESUS Savior, Might One!
We have to know Where our Help Comes from!
Psalm 121:2
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

Do not be fooled, satan is always there to give his idea of what help looks like.
he preys on the weak, and he is happy to throw an answer in our direction. We have way too many substitutes floating around, ready to fill that hurt. The temporary relief comes at a price. What’s your poison?
Alcohol, pills, overeating, shopping, gambling, isolation, busyness? Do you project your hurt onto the people you love? Get it out what a release!. temporarily relieved and a path left burning behind. When we rely on the temporary, pain and destruction become the hangover that lasts a little too long. All of these things are temporary and leave us with shame, regret, bitterness, depression, and self loathing.
They dissolve and after they have warn off, we are still left with the original pain and then some. Left with an empty whole that only ONE can Fill, One can complete, The One and only, can Satisfy!
Who will be wise to open his mouth and seek the Lord?
It’s not always a Quick Fix! But God is Eternal! Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever! He IS Enough!
When we Cry out to Him we receive more than a rescue, we receive freedom from the cycle! Leave it! There is A New Life In JESUS CHRIST! The old is gone, it has proven its purpose! Now Let It Go and let Him Show you Yours Purpose!

Psalm 107:42-43
42The upright see it and are glad;
            But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
43Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,
            And consider the loving kindnesses of the LORD.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Where does your help come from?
Are you tired, do you desire to be filled? Are you sick of the hangover that won’t end?
Cry out To JESUS and Let Him Step in!
God Bless You In The New!

Reach For the Light of The Son

By: Jessica Huber 

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Have you ever seen a tree take root in an undesirable setting? There may be a danger of it becoming crowded and choked out by surrounding growth, the soil is not rich, chances of it flourishing look slim to none. Still it Thrives. It may lead you to question, how can it be?

When we look at trees like this we Notice that the branches and the roots spread out for the proper nutrition. They Bend and Contort to Receive the Light of the sun. The tree may change it’s shape over the years, the roots may be visible from trying to obtain the rich soil, the trunk develops a hunch or a curve.
Although it started out rough, it can still be of good use, within and out of this process. For this tree, it may not look like the others, but it stands proud for a purpose. It offers shade and provides a safe shelter. The curve of the trunk and limbs create a resting spot for the weary.

God created this tree, he guides it’s growth with every twist and turn, just as He does with us.

What can we do when we find ourself in an undesirable setting?
Let’s take a note from the tree. Lets stretch towards the light. Now this light exposes and reveals, so we may have seasons of ugly, a bend might need to take place.
These are all things that happen with progress. The more we allow ourselves to reach for The True Source, the Better. When we Reach to be IN The Light of The SON, we Thrive. By reading His Word, we allow Him to Give our Life The Nourishment that we need. By Rooting ourselves In His Love and following The Path of His Truth , our story of transformation begins. Along the way Our Bumps and Curves become a testament To His Works! Some may question…how can this be, pointing Out His Glory For all to see!
The weary find rest within this growth ! It provides a connection and a hope!

Sometimes uprooting entirely is not the answer, sometimes it’s about learning to thrive within an undesirable setting. When we trust and reach For The Lord we Stand Strong for a Purpose, His Purpose!
Are you standing in a moment of disappointment? Have you found yourself in an undesirable situation?
We have the choice to conform or Transform!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardlywe are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Be Blessed and Reach for The Light of The SON today! Be Encouraged, Be Strengthened by His Grace and Love!
Lend yourself to be of use, from this alone will come healing.
God is Good Press On!!!

 

Ephesians 3:16-18
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

Do You Believe?

Truly Believe

Mark 9
20 They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”

“If You Can?” ???
I have seen the Lord work in spectacular ways! He most certainly CAN!
We have read of His Awesome Miracles, some of us have seen them with our own eyes. As history repeats, we are still stamping question marks on what God can do.
Believing takes action! It’s an attitude alteration!
I Do Believe! Lord, Help me with my unbelief!

Faith In His intervention.
This reminds me of the  television show Intervention. The need is there, the support is there, but one little thing needs to take place before it can all go forward. “Will you accept this help that is being offered today?” …YES!

Jesus often gave that same approach.
Matthew 9:28
When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

And again in John 5
6When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?”

7The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” 8Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.” 9Immediately the man became well, and picked up his pallet and began to walk.

JESUS proposed a question and the man gave an answer much like we do, he began to explain the problem. We sometimes even go as far as the blame game, pointing to others. Or we look to the past for our answers. We continue to point to the problem instead of the Problem Salver.

Jesus already knew his dilemma, he wanted to know if he wished to be well or if He believed JESUS could make him well. It was a, lets do something about it moment! The next step was for JESUS to get this guy to move into ACTION! Get up and Walk! Move Forward!!!!

The need is there, the support is there, will we say yes! Will we pick up that pallet and walk?
Not only Walk.. but will be stay on the path and Keep walking? This takes action, a choice, this takes obedience, and commitment. The action is not saying yes to our own strength, it’s A YES to The LORD! I Believe you can make me well!! I Believe In Your Work! I Believe you can help me overthrow temptation and depression, I Believe you will work Forgiveness In my heart! I Believe you are able to restore broken Relationships! I Believe You work all things For The Good! I Believe You have set me Free! I Believe In Your Love!! I Believe you are For me and not against me! I Believe you will not forsake me!
Philippians 4:13
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Matthew 15:28
28 Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.

Mark 11:24
24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be grantedyou.

In Matthew 13:
Jesus had returned to his home town. He was preaching and teaching, and they received him with offense. They just couldn’t believe. They said, where did he get all of this? They had so much doubt, how could the son of Mary and and carpenter? How could that kid be the Man we see today? Were they jealous? Could they not get past His upbringing.. did they think nothing good could have come from his family or their town? Why did they have such hard hearts?
This happens today too, and I believe this is why it’s mentioned, it is very relevant. CHRIST said, they will hate you because they hate me.
Sometimes people we are closest to, just can’t get over our old condition. When they see us they see our past. They just can’t BELIEVE in God’s work. Listen, we have an empathetic God! His home town was filled with hard hearts. Have Faith, Let God be your defense.

The reason I bring this up, is to point out what He did Not do in His home town.
Because of their unbelief….

Matthew 13:58
58And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.

Hebrews 3:12
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.
John 20:31
31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

John 11:26
and everyone who lives and BELIEVES in Me will never die.

Do you believe this?”

Romans 15:13
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer
Dear Lord,
thank you for all the Glorious work that you have done within my life! I pray that when I am in the middle of a weak moment of faith, that you will help me with my unbelief.
Lord You know me fully and I Trust your Hand in my life! I thank you for your word, I am thankful to be reminded of your life here as a man on earth. There is nothing I go through, that you can’t relate. I Believe In your mercy, I Believe in your Love, I Believe In Your Healing! I Believe In Your Name! Thank You Lord JESUS!

Battle Cry

By: Jessica Huber 

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Perfect Love casts out all fear, remember this when you find yourself faced with a battle. You have the Perfect Love Living and Dwelling within You.

John 13:7
Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.”

Faith is Trusting God even when we do not understand.

I will use certain verses over and over because they are ALWAYS RELEVANT! They Always Pertain and They Never Get Old! I Believe in the Power that they hold, the word of God is one fierce weapon! Use it as your Battle Cry!

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the confidence of things not seen.

A lot of our decisions today are based on fear. We give fear the power and it can cause us to be physically paralyzed as well as spiritually paralyzed. When we look at the symptoms of fear, we see that this world is plagued with worry, doubt, anxiety and insecurities.

Psalm 139
    Try me and KNOW my anxious thoughts;
24And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
   And LEAD me in the everlasting way.
Jesus IS the power to cast out the fear, He Is the Perfect Love.

The scriptures say
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean Not on your own understanding.
Our understanding can be swayed by what ever the enemy wants us to see, think and feel.
he uses this world to carry out his fear tactics. If we are caught off guard or distracted from the truth, we end up believing them.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of fear today, I’d like to remind you to suit up with The Armor of God! Ephesians 6:11-17

11 Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Know that this fear is NOT of God. Learn to expose it for what it is.
Do not let it sway you from the written Truth! Fight the deception by Replaying  and Repeating His Word!

1 John 4:4
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11

You have been Given the Holy Spirit! Do not think you are a helpless puppy walking aimlessly! That is Far from the truth! You are a Conqueror through Christ! Victorious over the spiritual darkness. Do not let the enemy convince you other wise.

Zephaniah 3:17
“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Romans 8:37-39
37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord

If the Voice of fear is ringing louder than The Voice of Truth, let it be a red flag that there is a need to get closer to God. Ask Him to Lead you, ask Him to Know your anxiously thoughts.
Start reading His Word, meditate on it, talk with Him, listen to what He is saying.

You are covered with His Finished Work!
Use this truth to Rebuke the enemy!
The word of God is sharper than a double edged sword!

When we are faced with fear, we have to Believe and Trust in The Words that were given to us. Believe The One Who Upholds this truth!
The mind is a battlefield, be transformed by the renewing of your mind! Refresh and filter out the lies!
When we repeat Gods Word, we wield the Sword! Diminish the one hiding behind the fear and Destroy any power he thinks he has over you.

Isaiah 48:17
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.

If you are a child of God, fear has no hold over you. He is stronger and mightier than anything we face.
No matter how ugly, no matter how horrible, stand firm with the Truth.
Your God is in Control!
Where there is Faith there is an allowance for Hope. What was meant to cripple, will now be used for Growth. He works All things for the good of those who love Him!

When fear comes around stand firm, raise your sword and Look to the Author and Perfecter of FAITH, JESUS CHRIST!

Psalm 121:2
My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

You are a Warrior! God has given you the weapons that you need to fight off the schemes of the enemy! Use them!
Cry out With Prayer, Rebuke with His Word! Stand Strong In The Name of JESUS CHRIST! remember Who you belong to in this world!

I Pray that you  receive this message with a Thankful Heart! Glory To Our Lord JESUS CHRIST!

Nothing Is Wasted

By: Jessica Huber

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Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

With every Great Project
There is a Great Plan and with that there is a Process! A beginning a middle and an end. The construction zone is not always the most attractive time frame. Depending on the project, whether it’s a garden, building a house or baking a cake, this is where all the shaping, carving, planting sowing, digging, tying, hammering, weaving, stacking, mixing, mending, and plucking, goes on.

Within these jobs there are all sorts of materials that are used and no matter how big or small the item, it serves a purpose in its time. There will be a point when particular materials will no longer be needed, while other materials are set aside to be used for the future.

It’s like this for our lives too.
We have a God that is The same Yesterday, Today and Forever. He Has, Does and Will always Love us. This means He designed Our Past, our Present and Future, very carefully. Every tool, and all materials were picked with care and intricate planning.

For I Know The Plans, God is the engineer, He holds the master Prints. For I Know the Plans.

We can look at our life as the a construction zone, every person we encounter, every experience acts as the materials, each one specifically woven for a purpose. God is Alive and Active, so it’s not like He turns on a machine and sits back. No, He is a Hands on Creator. He was here before the creation of the world, He walks with every step of today and has secured our tomorrow.

Within this process of life, we will have countless encounters of people in our lives. Short term and long term relationships. Some in passing and some in it for the long hall. They are just as much a part of our process as we are to theirs. Whether we are woven in or out, Not one encounter is can be chocked up as a loss.

Plans to Prosper not to Harm, now we know that the verse talks about His plan, well there are definitely times in life where we try to go on our own plan. We think we have it all, we try to jump ahead of the master craftsman. We forgo his instruction, grab the tools and say “I can do it!” We will most definitely make a mistake along the way. This is how awesome our God is, even though we live in a fallen world, God is still working His Perfection through it all. So when something jumps in to throw the project off kilter, He steps in and turns it for a lesson. He uses it to weave into His Design.

Nothing is hopeless in His Hands. You may have gone through something life altering, maybe you are suffering through a loss or the aftermath of dissolved relationship, you may think that nothing good could ever come of this.
For God, Nothing is Impossible, remember, His Hands are on the situation, he molds this experience to prosper, He takes that moment in time and uses it to serve a purpose. A purpose for His Glory! Even if it wasn’t the happiest encounter or let’s say it was and things went sour, there is a reason for this season. Nothing is wasted!
It might look dark to You…but let’s not Forget, God is Light and IN Him there is No darkness ….At All. He sees Tomorrow!
ABIDE In Him and He will Abide IN you.
So out of the ashes come healing. Not just for us but for others too.

Hope AND a Future. His promises give us Hope and His Victory Is our Future.
That’s just what he will do with your unhappy experience. He Works All things for Good. He will turn it into a gain, creating strength and perspective. He teaches and intructs, he prepares and equips us with tools for future works. There is no such thing as coincidence, there are no mistakes and no blemishes in His Process for You. There are no scraps and no leftovers.

In The Hands of Our Redeemer, Nothing is Wasted.

The Next Time You Find Yourself In a Process, have Hope, Be Encouraged! God is At Work!
Trust In His Hands, Have Faith In What He Can Do!

Proverbs 3:5-6
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 
            And do not lean on your own understanding.
6In all your ways acknowledge Him, 
            And He will make your paths straight.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Philippians 2:13
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Genesis 50:20
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

Psalm 139:5
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

Prayer
Dear Lord, I am crying out to you, help me to see this as a moment within a Process. God you are Good and even though I am hurting, I know your Love, I know your Protection and I know your Perfection.
Thank you Lord for Always being with me. Guide my thoughts and point them to your truth. Feed my heart with the comfort It needs during this time, give light to this situation and help me to look forward to the revealing of your Glory.
In JESUS Name – Amen!

The Pity Party

By: Jessica Huber 

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The Pity Party! When our expectations do not match with our surroundings and we refuse to bring the moment to God!

The Christian life is not perfect, we have troubles just like anyone else on this planet. We also have temptations to resist within our troubled times, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, and envy come knocking on our door.
We have The “it’s not Fair” moment and the “Why me?” moment. It’s all wrapped up in an ugly invitation to the pity party.

Sure everything you are feeling could possibly stem from the truth, you may really have a valid point as to why you feel this way, but we have to bring this moment to God! This IS the key factor that will determine our Peace. We either bow down to our surroundings or we Bow to God!
It’s our decision which force we allow to consume!

Who do you think sends out the invitation to the Pity Party? Its satan, he wants us to look around at all the things going wrong, and let me tell you, sometimes he gets our attention by blasting us with one JERK of a BUNDLE! We focus on it, we dwell on it, and his plan gets to work, he sets the atmosphere to sooth the flesh! We walk in the door and the beat of the music is 🎶Me -Me -Me-Me-Me! 🎶All the things that justify this moment are served up on a platter. Before we know it, we are munching away, we allow them to magnify the emotions within our body! We get lost in the self pity and no longer hear the reminder of Who’s in control! While we are attending this party, we block out the voice of The Lord and forget His Power and His Promises.

We all have these moments!
When I catch myself in a moment like this it’s usually while I’m dancing away to the beat! I will not even try to deny stepping foot into a pity party. Oh ya I’v gone in, I’v gotten sucked in, I’v had a couple snacks, but at some point you have to welcome the Voice of The Lord.
You Let God burst in like the Father that He is! HEAR His Voice!! “CHILD …WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”
“I know it’s not fair, I know this situation pains you.” “I know that in your eyes it could be so much better, but that is not where you are right now.” “You know Me and you know that I work All things for the good of those who love me.” “Trust!” “You are going to get through this because you know my truth.” ” I wouldn’t allow for you to be in this season if It didn’t fit into a bigger picture.” “There is not a spot that you stand on, in which the great I AM is unaware of!” “Remember you have Purpose, You are MINE and I will not leave you!” “Now put down that jealousy, put down that self pity, put down that bitterness and Hand it over!”
He may even say, “get away from those friends who encouraged you to come here!” “Maybe it would be a good idea to stay away from them.”

Allow Father God to select the friends you hang out with, friends that will remind you of His voice! Be the friend who will guide others to His truth. Link arms and walk away from the invitation!

Let’s picture God Literally snatching us out of the party and dragging us home!
Because if we think about it, within a moment of turmoil we truly behave like immature, self entitled, juveniles! We are Unwilling to listen to the voice of reason when the party is cranked up to its full volume. What Trust? It Goes out the window!

Guys God’s Voice has to override! It has to rise above the noise!
Christians do not have a free pass when it comes to the struggles of life. We have temptations, we have episodes of doubt, we do not always respond the way we should. We do not always have it all together like some may think! But we Do have a Savior, we have a Relationship with Our Maker! The One Who steps in when we are tempted to be consumed. He is our steady within the chaos!
If we refuse to listen to His council when things get crazy, we are sure to get swept up and carried away, even worse we tend to invite others to come along.
Listen to His Voice!

He not only knows us better than anyone, but he knows our situation better than anyone. We have a God who is empathetic to our earthly trials. Remember, He was here in the flesh!

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

Let His Voice give you the discernment to keep you out of the pity party.

Psalm 43:5
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

 

Let’s face it, we all get a little caught up in self pity from time to time. Learn to catch yourself before you end up getting cozy. Reach out to God for HIS Invitation. His Love and Truth is waiting to guide you back Home.
God Bless!

Wrecking Ball

By: Jessica Huber 

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When we are willing to release the tools that God has given us, we give Him the thumbs up to renovate.
Forgiveness can be like a wrecking ball, if we use it. It has the ability to knock down the walls that are preventing His healing. Walls of pride, resentment, walls of disappointment, walls of hurt and pain.

Now I’m not saying the things we feel and hold onto are irrelevant, or that they are undeserving of validation. I am simply saying if we hold on to them, it prevents God’s movement within our lives.

Walls creep up and before we know it, we are closed off, we are no longer able to see past the separation.
At first it’s a self protection, we curl up and get comfy cozy. The next thing you know, it’s a little too cramped for comfort. Let’s face it, It’s miserable. The more we add to the wall the thicker it gets. Nothing comes in, nothing goes out.
Who are we kidding, this is no means for a protection plan! This wall is suppressing all room for growth, it’s suffocating, it’s stifling, it’s isolating!

It’s time to revamp!

So what powers the wrecking ball?
The power is In The Love of The Lord, Jesus Christ! It’s in The Love that He displays for us each and everyday! It’s in the example he set and in the teaching that we find in His word.

In order to even begin to demolish this wall, we need to give permission for God’s Love to intervene and override all the the bad experiences. Stop relying on self, God is your Defender and your Deliverer!
Walls are built by not releasing and letting go.
1 Corinthians 13:5 says Love keeps no record of wrong.
We make the choice to hold on and we make the choice to let go.
There is a time and a season for everything under the heavens, a time to build and a time to tear down!

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 gives such powerful description of Love. This is a reflection of the love that God desires for us to have for one another.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

It endures all things! I repeat that because enduring is usually associated with suffering through something, coping, tolerating, pushing through with out quitting, to endure is to be triumphant!
But it doesn’t always feel good, does it? To endure is to Love even when it hurts.

When we are willing to let go, we say Yes to God’s Blessings!
Don’t wait in the dark for someone else to begin this project.
Quit letting fear and sadness stand in the way of God’s plan for you.
Isaiah 58:8
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
May God Bless you as you take the steps to release His Love! Tear down the walls of defeat and receive the healing that is waiting to break through.