I’m raising money for Best friends bachelorette party. If you can’t I understand, but if you can repost this I will love you for and ever please guys I’m not asking for much. I really want my best friend to have fun in her last days of being single. Thank you and God bless you Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/8hrp8o #gofundme
Let everything praise the Lord…. praise Him with voice, praise Him with musical instruments
Matthew 19:26 God knew we couldn’t do it on our own, so he had a plan all along!! Jesus!! Accept the gift and live!
The first part of my dad’s surgeries is tomorrow. Please, please pray for him and us. I know I ask so much but I am truly scared. I need God now more than ever.
Hope for the broken hearted: Psalm 147:3He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. (NIV) 1 Peter 5:7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (KJV) Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. (KJV)
I will say of the Lord He is my refuge and my fortress. I will say of my God, in Him will I trust. 91:2
American Pastor Saeed Abedini wrote the following Easter message from his hospital room serving an eight year sentence for his Christian faith in Iran.
Crucifying the resurrected “self” with Christ and resurrecting our dead faith with Christ
Happy Resurrection Day.
On the Eve of Good Friday and Easter I was praying from my hospital room for my fellow Christians in the world. What the Holy Spirit revealed to me in prayer was that there are many dead faiths in the midst of Christians today. That Christians all over the world are not able to fully reach their spiritual potential that has been given to them as a gift by God so that in reaching that potential, the curtain can be removed and the Glory of God would be revealed.
Some times we want to experience the Glory and resurrection with Jesus without experiencing death with Him. We do not realize that unless we pass through the path of death with Christ, we are not able to experience resurrection with Christ.
We want to have a good and successful marriage, career, education and family life (which is also God’s desire and plan for our life). But we forget that in order to experience the Resurrection and Glory of Christ we first have to experience death with Christ and to die to ourselves and selfish desires.
Jesus said to His Disciples: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
This means that we should not do things that we like to do (that God does not want us to do) and to do things that we do not like to do (but God wants us to do) so that He may be glorified.
So in addition to spending our days and night in doing the works of faith as described above, we should also transform our dead faiths into living and active faiths through the resurrection of Christ which is an active and constructive love that is effective.
In conclusion, let us resurrect our Dead faiths to living faiths by first dying to our selfish “resurrected” self and experiencing the cross of Jesus. Then we are able to experience the Glorious resurrection with Christ.
A Glorious life with Christ starts only after a painful death (to self) with Christ.
We will start with Christ.
Pastor Saeed Abedini
Prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light
Please continue to pray for Pastor Saeed as we continue fighting for his release, and sign the petition for his freedom.
Father in heaven, thank You for being my deliverer. Thank You for making me righteous through the blood of Jesus. I trust that You have a good plan for me, and You will deliver me out of all affliction in Jesus’ name! Amen.
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