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Discouraged

Whenever we get discouraged, we are depending on ourselves. We’re discouraged because we were expecting that we could do something and we failed. We’ve been self-confident, counting on ourselves, thinking we have all it takes to do the job. We think we don’t need any help from God. We then move from that position of dependency on God’s Spirit. We get worried, anxious, fearful, timid, and impatient. We have yielded to the attack of the enemy and temporarily have shifted from that position of dependency. If that doesn’t work, and we stand firm, then the enemy tries another strategy. He…

All That We Need To Grow

When one comes to Christ and becomes a member of the Christian family through water baptism, that individual receives all that he or she needs to grow toward spiritual maturity. So many of us fail to realize “you are complete in Him” (Colossians 2:10). You do not have to look for something else, something new, something different, and something in addition to Christ. What is needed in the Christian life is to continue to grow in what we received when we were baptized into Christ. The apostle Paul wrote, “We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask…

The Lake Ida Ministry Declaration

Today I am stepping across the line. I’ve made my choice, the verdict is in, and my decision is irrevocable. I’m going God’s way. There’s no turning back now! I will live the rest of my life serving God’s purposes with God’s people on God’s planet for God’s glory. I will use my life to celebrate his presence, cultivate his character, give as I have prospered, attend faithfully, study studiously, demonstrate his love, and communicate his Word. Since my past has been forgiven, and I have a purpose for living, and a home awaiting in heaven, I refuse to waste…