"Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12) Love inspires faith! No one promises us an easy life. In one way or another, we (believers) will have temptations, challenges or trials. We will face & go through crisis situations. The question is whether it's good for us or not. We all build a security framework around us. It's like building a structure & feeling good about we created. However, when something goes wrong, when there is a crisis, it breaks the false sense of security. Why is this? God wants us to trust Him, and crisis helps us to grow up, to mature through the difficulty. The pressures we experience helps us to lean on God, to be open to the changes He wants to bring to our lives. Without crisis we could not grow; we would become stagnant & weak. These seasons of trials, temptations & tribulation can be more than difficult, they can be pure torture! The reason is that they require us to change, and man's nature resists change! However, our breakthroughs come only when we do. We must remember that God gives us the strength we need! He wants us out of our place of security...our comfort zone. To accomplish this, we must change our thought patterns. This is uncomfortable because we think we know everything, when in reality we don't! He wants us to trust and learn to lean on Him! I believe communion changes us from the inside out...So take communion daily, or more often if necessary!
IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. COLOSSIANS 1:14... Did you know that the blood of a baby in the womb never comes in contact with the mother and that it is contributed by the male seed, not by the female egg? This was a divine plan of God when He designed men & women. God knew He would need to send a Savior into the world to redeem them!!! We all need a SAVIOR and only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us and make us white as snow!!! Redeem means to pay a price to ransom someone. Our redemption could only be bought with the perfect, pure blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus came from the Holy Spirit when He overshadowed Mary, therefore the blood of Jesus was completely pure. His blood was the only blood that could pay for our sins because it came directly from God and was never contaminated with sin. It was the perfect payment and sacrifice for our forgiveness!!!The blood of Christ is still cleansing and washing us today as much as it did two t