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Our Reward

Galatians 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

“Our Reward”

When our breakthrough springs forth, we have to be ready with open arms to receive it. To accomplish this, it is important to stay in a constant state of praise. Constantly praising the Lord means doing those things that please him. God loves it when we do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Sometimes your faith will get tested and you will get sick and tired of being nice, saying kind words and “taking one for the team.” In these moments, you have to make a choice.  Will I stay committed to serving God, knowing that I will reap a harvest at the proper time or do I say enough is enough and make things work in my own way and my own timeframe?

The bible is full of examples of everyday people who made a choice to serve God and some who chose to serve self. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus is a great example of a man who chose to serve God. After pledging his love to Mary and asking for her hand in marriage, she all of a sudden turns up pregnant! I imagine Joseph felt foolish and worried that Mary had secretly loved another man. I imagine the town’s people making fun of him and ridiculing him for this unexpected occurrence. Instead of giving up and throwing in the towel, Joseph believed in Mary’s love and more than that, he trusted God. Joseph was rewarded with being known as the earthly father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Joseph’s reward was a father/son relationship with Jesus. When his reward sprang forth, he received it with open arms and an open heart. For years, Joseph was entrusted by God to care for Jesus!

As today’s verse reminds us, we will receive our reward in proper time.  Keep working to build God’s Kingdom, love God’s people and make a difference in this world.

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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What Are You Made Of?

 

Psalm 46:4-6: There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

Wow!  Did you read that?   “God is within her, she will not fall!”

TD Jakes said it best. “O woman of God, your life is filled with challenges and victories, smiles and tears. You are a careful blend of life’s many spices. Your personality is made up of so many different things, years of knowing you will not reveal everything that makes you who you are.” (Jakes 2003)

Please know that God’s will and purpose for your life is deliberate. God carefully crafted every detail of your life. Nothing about you is a mistake. We all are experiencing or have experienced situations that we thought would take our very lives. Nights of crying and praying for a solution to seemingly endless battles. I’ve found myself asking God why did this happen to me or what did I do to deserve such a raw deal.

Funny thing is…God answered me. By asking the questions, I catapulted myself right into His presence and he was actually standing there waiting on me! Remember in Genesis how God visited Adam in the cool of the evening, just to find out where his mind was and what was going on with him. God is concerned about us in that way as well. Our feelings matter to God. Issues that concern us, concern God too! It’s amazing how coming to the end of yourself and becoming totally dependent on God allows him to move freely in your life.

As you observe this Good Friday (Preparation Day of the Passover), remember it’s about more than having a day off from work or trying to find a cute dress for Easter.  It’s about Jesus! On that hill called Golgotha, he was crucified. They hung him high and stretched him wide and when Jesus knew scripture had been fulfilled, he said, “It is finished!”

Every battle, every struggle, every issue that we find ourselves dealing with has been finished. Look at the end result and follow the trail back to the beginning. Jesus at the end, Jesus at the beginning and Jesus all along the way!  Thank God for Jesus!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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One True Teacher

2 Timothy 4:2-5  Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

For thousands of years, women have played such a vital part in supporting the Kingdom of God. Joshua 2 outlines the activities of Rahab, a woman with a heart to serve God. Although she is noted in Joshua as being a prostitute, she knew God and understood his plan of salvation. Rahab could have chosen to be a bitter, self-serving woman who continued to live under the label that society had placed on her but she chose better.

Rahab followed her heart and we should too. Women, God has given us a heart for him or should I say I heartbeat for him. The presence of God is such a warm and comforting place for us to come and be nourished to handle life’s daily trials. God provides us with his comforting words, his matchless love and if we’re paying attention, he continuously whispers sweet “somethings” in our ear, reminding us of how beautiful we are and how much he loves us.

We in turn have to be that Kingdom Representative for him. He needs us to walk in that beauty and confidence. He needs us to keep him first in all that we say, do and think. Our actions, spoken and unspoken should always lead others directly to him. There are so many hurting hearts in this earth and we have the influence, the connection and the heart to make a difference.

Key Words in today’s scripture are: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage…at the drop of a dime you have to be ready to encourage others, correct them and rebuke them and with the same tongue, at a moments notice you may have to lead them to Christ. Study God’s Word and Be Ready!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Exodus 23

How Great Is Our God!

This week, we will focus on Exodus 23

Exodus 23 outlines the importance of operating in truth toward all mankind and especially ourself. When we break down the barriers of lies, deceit and untruthfulness we get a clear reflection of who we are in God thru Christ Jesus. When we get free from the baggage and the labels that life will throw on us, we are pushed into God’s presence and are able to worship him in truth! In Exodus 23, God promises us the personal assignment of an angel (v. 20), he promises to be an enemy to our enemies (v. 22), he promises to bless our food and water (v.25), he promises to take sickness from us (v.25) and he promises to give us long life (v. 26).

The bible tells us that angels are God’s personal messengers and he sends them out to declare his word and fight on our behalf. What a comfort it is to know that we have a personal angel preparing our way, all we have to do is walk in God’s truth. You may ask, ” what is God’s truth?” God’s truth is that we are all his Children and he knows each of us by name. He is not far from us, but always near, always answering our call and saving us from trouble. God’s love is unfailing!

My prayer for you

Most Holy God, your people are struggling to hear your voice. In the midst of all the confusion that the world can hold, we need you now more than ever. Father God, I pray that you heal families and break the yoke of sin on this world. I pray that your children will walk in truth and cast down lies and deceit. I pray that they will realize your blessings. You have promised to send your personal angel, to make our enemies your enemies, to bless our food and water, to give us an inheritance, to heal sickness and to give us long life. We activate these promises by faith. We trust you at your word and believe that all things are possible in you. We love you and celebrate this week of Passover with full expectancy. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

Be blessed and have a wonderful week!