New Beginnings

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spiritualinspiration:

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh"
(Ezekiel 36:26, NIV)

In life, we all have negative things happen to us. We go through situations that are unfair. I know people who were raised in an unhealthy environment. Their parents had issues, and now it’s making it much more difficult on them.

But here is what I’ve learned: when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, He gives you a new heart. In other words, your blood line changes. No longer are you subject to your earthly heritage, you become subject to your heavenly heritage! His spiritual blessing always overrides the curse in the natural realm. When you understand who you are and what God has already done, then no matter what someone else has done, no matter how unfair it was, no matter how you were raised, you won’t get bitter. You won’t live with a chip on your shoulder. You realize that nothing can stop you from fulfilling your God-given destiny!

Today, remember you came from Almighty God. He gave you life. When you choose Him, you are choosing your heavenly heritage of blessing and eternal, abundant life!

spiritualinspiration:

"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh"
(Ezekiel 36:26, NIV)

In life, we all have negative things happen to us. We go through situations that are unfair. I know people who were raised in an unhealthy environment. Their parents had issues, and now it’s making it much more difficult on them.

But here is what I’ve learned: when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, He gives you a new heart. In other words, your blood line changes. No longer are you subject to your earthly heritage, you become subject to your heavenly heritage! His spiritual blessing always overrides the curse in the natural realm. When you understand who you are and what God has already done, then no matter what someone else has done, no matter how unfair it was, no matter how you were raised, you won’t get bitter. You won’t live with a chip on your shoulder. You realize that nothing can stop you from fulfilling your God-given destiny!

Today, remember you came from Almighty God. He gave you life. When you choose Him, you are choosing your heavenly heritage of blessing and eternal, abundant life!

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Me:
Hold on to God, kiddo. Never let go, not even through the darkest part of the night.
Him:
I'll try.
Me:
You're still my brother.
Him:
You're still my sister.
Me:
Goodbye, kiddo. I love you.
Him:
Goodbye, sister. Keep in touch.
Me:
Of course. Always.

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Just because it’s normal, doesn’t mean it’s right.

Some time ago, homosexuality was classified as a sexual disorder. It was basically forced to be removed because of the exponential growth of homosexuality in the last two decades. Now it’s under the category of normal sexuality.

It’s a sobering thought, really—that our society is so easily desensitized and so quickly evolving that anything is considered acceptable…as long as enough people are doing it.

It really creates a new challenge for morals. It makes it hard to distinguish which way is North. Society tells you to pick your own direction. Who cares which way is truly North? Do what feels best. Follow your heart.

The problem is that the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. So Jesus says, “Follow me. I am the way, the truth, the life. Nobody comes to the fathet except through me.” Oh Lord my God…my Father. Help me. Help my whole generation. To love unconditionally, yet be as true to you as the needle to the pole.

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I kept falling into the same pit. I don’t know why it had never clicked that the same ladder could get me out. That’s the problem with my generation. Always so easily bored, always looking for an adrenaline rush, so easily desensitized. It’s dangerous, you know. It causes roller coaster spiritual rides rather than a consistent spiritual walk. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. How long until we realize that the same Steps to Christ will always be applicable? God wants to walk with you. Pick up a Steps to Christ; this ladder can always get you out of the pit and back on the walk with your Savior.

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Crave

I crave you, Lord
Like a little kid craves the cotton candy he walks by at a carnival
I crave you
Like a pregnant lady craves bean burritos with mustard, pickles, and watermelon
I crave you
Like a sixteen year old standing in line at the DMV—the promise of driving back home
I crave you
Like an alcoholic who has only been sober for a day
I crave you
The way a meth addict always needs a bit more.
I crave you
With a longing stronger than wanderlust
I crave you
Like a man on Wall Street wants money I crave you
Like a man behind bars yearns for freedom
I crave youi
Like a starving child wants bread
I crave you
Like a betrothed lover, awaiting my wedding night, in which I can know you as I also am known.

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Me:
I know a seed can be a perfect seed even though it's not a perfect tree, but I feel like I'm not even growing. I mean, it's been three years and not much has changed.
Him:
Are you having a consistent devotional life?
Me:
...no.
Him:
A scarcely watered seed will scarcely grow.
Me:
A scarcely watered seed usually dies.
Him:
That's why there's a need to be reborn. I can trace my conversion back to one thing--devotionals.

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Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him.
Oswald Chambers (via simply-divine-creation)

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