Monday, January 4, 2016

Testify! You are an Overcomer.. By Nina Keegan


 Why do people suffer so greatly..? 

Does our suffering serve a purpose that can actually be beneficial..?

 Our brokenness chases us down to find out who we really are.. 
Our lives are not found in the darkness, that's not who we are or where we find ourselves.. But true Light and Life are found after having come through the darkness by God's extensive hand of sweet, merciful, grace and testifying of His faithfulness while we were yet in the pit of despair.
Even there.. God is closer.. He is nearer than our very breath.

Romans 8:28 says that God turns ALL things around for the good..
If we did not ever experience the difficulties of life, how then can we sufficiently appreciate the good?  If we do not ever experience failures how do we fully appreciate success? 
We must take the good with the bad and use it all as a learning tool.. 

Learn what there is to learn in the valleys.. Learn that God is so faithful.. He can make a way.. He can make rivers in a dessert..

Isaiah 43:19
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

The Bible says many are the afflictions of the righteous BUT GOD WILL DELIVER US THROUGH THEM ALL! 
Psalm 34:19

There is an old song that has a lyric that says ..I get knocked down, but I get up again...

YES WE DO GET KNOCKED DOWN.. we get hurt, angry, confused.. 
But those are not the times of our lives that define us.. they are actually stories of Hope and ultimately they are our life stories and testimonies that will cultivate a harvest of blessings.  WE WILL GET UP AGAIN.. with JESUS, we can and will do all things! 
Count it all joy the scripture tells us..
James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

Where do we draw our faith from if not from the deep well of despair?
Our trials cause us to look very closely at ourselves in the mirror so to speak and see Jesus staring right back at us reflecting His abundant light with His nailed scarred palms open wide in loving acceptance... Pure grace.. 

When hurts, turmoil and pain stare us in the face.. It also stares down the face of Jesus..

The CROSS... The cross stands before us.. The blood of Jesus fights for us.. rescues, redeems, vindicates, resuscitates, nourishes, heals, protects, restores, and washes away forever our sins of bondage and removes the shekels that bind us. 

Your story matters.. Testify! 
Let's glorify God in all things..
Tell your story of God's unfailing love and faithfulness..

We are overcomers through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony...
Speak up!! Declare your victory! Speak life into your circumstance
You are more than a conqueror in Christ!!

God bless you all

John 16:33
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Romans 8:37
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one I have written to you, children, because you know the Father.

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.

1 John 5:5
Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Revelation 2:7
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'