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GOD BLESS YOU BELOVED! This is the day that the LORD has made! REJOICE & be glad! I am so grateful for all of the support I receive from all of you. As I enter the sixth month as Pastor of Chosen 4His Glory Ministries, I often reflect on how terribly afraid and inadequate I originally felt when God gave me the vision for this ministry. The vision was birthed in 2010 at one of the lowest points of my life. My life was in a chaotic state, and my relationships with friends and family were strained due to the overwhelming stress I was under of just trying to hold things together. It seemed I just couldn't get a break, no matter how hard I tried. Everything I tried to do to make things right all backfired in my face. It was as if God had abandoned me, and I felt helpless, defeated, and totally alone. I vividly remember laying face down on my living room floor, crying out to God. In retrospect, I can honestly admit that I wasn't praying in faith; I was complaining in pain. I went on and on to God about how unfair my life was, and how wrong it was for everybody to be acting the way they were when I was nothing but good, kind, and loving to everybody! LOL! I told God that it was just not right that I had to go through so much. I mean, I had surrendered my life to Jesus, I was not on drugs anymore, I wasn't unfaithful in my marriage or in ministry, and still, everything seemed to be falling apart. Right in the middle of my tirade of pain and woe, I heard a still, small voice in my spirit say, "YOU ARE CHOSEN FOR MY GLORY. ALL OF THIS IS PART OF THE PROCESS SO YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE". In my spirit, it was as if I were on a journey with Holy Spirit, walking through the life of Jesus as He walked through His years on the earth. I thought about how HE must have felt, coming to earth to sacrifice His life for an ungrateful, thankless people. I thought about how unfair it was for Father God to ask Him to pay the price for sins He didn't commit. I thought about His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before He was killed. And I remembered His incomparable love for Father God. Despite how unfair He may have felt it all was; regardless of how He may have thought things should have been - He reconciled within Himself that God had CHOSEN Him before the foundation of the world to be the Savior of the world. His purpose was to die so that we might live. I thought about Jesus' surrender to the Will of God for His life with His statement, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matthew 26:39, KJV). The Scriptures record several instances where Jesus prayed to the Father, but there is not one record of Him complaining about all He had to go through. Jesus knew from the beginning that there was something uniquely special about Him and He was always willing and obedient to do what Father God told Him to do without question and without complaint. Being despised and rejected of men; being beaten and crucified on the cross; being forsaken by Father God as He bore our shame while dying on the cross were all a part of the process Jesus had to go through in order to achieve His purpose as our Kinsmen Redeemer. As I got up off the floor from my pity-party on that cold day back in 2010, I had to reconcile within myself that I AM CHOSEN 4HIS GLORY. God has given me an assignment, and He has revealed His Will for my life, and everything I was going through was part of the process to get me ready for His purpose for my life. He never said it would be easy. In fact, in John 16:33, Jesus tells us that we will have difficulties in this life, but we can be encouraged because He has already overcome the world. There is nothing in this life that we cannot do if we have faith in God. Having faith in God does not mean that we will always agree with the way He decides to allow us to go through our process. His ways are not our ways; His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). Having faith in God means that we take Him at His Word. When we pray, we are to pray in faith and in accordance with His Word, believing that He is faithful to perform His Word, and trustworthy enough to give us the strength we need for the journey. Praying in faith, not complaining in doubt, is a characteristic of a mature believer. How's your prayer life? Are you praying, or complaining? When I learned to pray in faith, I began to see results! Miracles, signs, and wonders occur right before my eyes! I encourage you today to pray expectantly & watch God perform miracles, signs, & wonders for you! 

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top dissertations reviews on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:56 AM
We should be having kindness for every other person that has been concern with our life till it has been ended. God bless to every person that is having the awareness about taking care of the feelings of other.
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To be honest, my prayer life these past few days is not really good. I don't know why but there are some factors in my life that made me forget how powerful prayer is. I just realized a lot of things which made me kind of doubt the personal faith that I have with the Lord. I know that this is my fault and I am totally ashamed of myself because of this. I am actually aware that the Lord is powerful and He will not leave us nor forsake us so I am kind of hoping that He will still forgive me despite of my shortcomings.
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