January 6, 2010
Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
Have you ever suffered spiritual defeat or failure? Of course you have; so have I. But when we fail, God doesn't want us to fall into despair and to quit serving him. No! He wants to restore us and to give us victory over defeat!
Think back on the disciples just after Jesus' crucifixion. With Jesus gone from their presence, these believers experienced a terrible loss of faith and hope. They feared for their own lives and left Jesus to die alone. In the days that followed they felt guilty and unworthy to serve their Savior.
But Jesus knew they needed to be empowered. And on the Day of Pentecost, he sent them the Spirit to transform their lives from defeat to victory!
Now maybe there is some reason that you feel like you have failed Jesus. Perhaps you think God cannot use you again. But he can! Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus can wash away your defeat, restore you to himself, and refit you for service!
Listen! This is not something that you and I can accomplish on our own, but only through the power of Spirit-filled living. Right now he is calling you to yield yourself to him and to glorify him in your life choices in all that you do.
Let the Holy Spirit transform your life and move you from defeat to victory!
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, JESUS CAN WASH AWAY YOUR DEFEAT,
RESTORE YOU TO HIMSELF, AND REFIT YOU FOR SERVICE!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham