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Life's Healing Choices, Part 3- Commitment

I consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and over-burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Key Verse-“Happy are those who are humble.” Matthew 5:5 (TEV)
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 (NIV)

Meek is:
“Christ, who suffered for you, is your example. Follow in His steps. He never sinned, and He never deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when He was insulted. When He suffered, He did not threaten to get even. He left His case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.” 1 Peter 2:21-21

Meekness has always been God's way for humanity
(see Job 5:11; Num. 12:3; Ps. 25:9; Eph. 4:1-2; Col. 3:12; Titus 3:1-2)

Meekness means I acknowledge:

> Confidence in WHO and WHOSE I am

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God. 1 John 5:1
God, your God, is the God of all gods, he's the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and aw…

Make Monday's Meaningful in 2010!

We launched 2010 with a church-wide 21 day fast and it was absolutely fantastic! Fasting not only brings self-discipline but it also bring Spiritual and Financial success! I am inviting you to join with me in making Monday's a day of prayer and fasting. God wants to release the power of prayer and fasting in your life and if you want to you need a systematic plan to make this happen. Fast a meal, fast all day, fast media, fast facebook... pray about what you will fast. Whatever you fast, make a decision to start your week by getting hungry and focused after God. Below is an article by Jentezen Franklin that will encourage you in this journey! -Sam

God has a plan for your provision and blessings that includes the power of three--praying, fasting and giving. Fasting is critical to your spiritual and financial success. Consider the Biblical story of Ezra (Ezra 7 and 8). King Artaxerxes had given Ezra silver and gold to take to Jerusalem. It was a dangerous journey and thieves…

How To Live A Miraculous Life!

This week I read a fantastic article by Pastor Leon Fontaine called "How To Live A Miraculous Life!" Enjoy!

If you want to live an amazing life filled with miracles, you need an abundance of two things: Faith and wisdom.Faith is the substance of things hoped for, whereas wisdom is the combination of good experience, knowledge and judgment. The first gives you something to believe in, and the latter helps you believe for the right things. It also helps you make choices that will help you achieve your goals. It is critical you understand that faith cannot do what wisdom needs to do, and wisdom cannot do what faith needs to do. For example, you can have faith that your rocky marriage will improve, but unless you make some wise choices to steer it in a different direction, it likely won’t change. You can believe in God for a miracle when it comes to your finances, but if you overspend or make other foolish decisions when it comes to money, you may not avoid facing a bankrup…

Too Legit To Commit

Do you remember the old M.C. Hammer song, "Too Legit To Quit?" If you do, you'll now be singing it all day long! You're welcome! In this post today I don't want to talk about quitting as much as I want to talk about committing. People in our culture today are "too legit, too legit to commit."People do not grow up because of their fear of failure and their inability to make and stick to their commitments. This happens outside the church and especially inside the church. Often times people will occasionally attend a church service and believe that they will magically change. They will occasionally read the Bible, occasionally help others, occasionally give to needs. It never becomes a consistent way of life because there is no commitment. Today, I want to share with you the key to growing as a person and growing spiritually.

Jesus said in Luke 14:33, "Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple." His challenge…