Anticipation 2017 Update
It’s been a wonderful year!
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
I Corinthians 1:18 NKJV
The message of the cross is all about forgiveness… and what could be more impossible than being forgiven and forgiving others! This is what makes the Vision of Fresh Start For All Nations so significant… Seeing men, women and young people FORGIVEN, FORGIVING and FREE!
What we need for the IMPOSSIBLE to be made POSSIBLE is the POWER of God!
So what invites this POWER to have the GRACE to FACE whatever God allows?:
FIX YOUR EYES ON GOD!
(Don’t put your Hope in an outcome, but in God, Himself)
“… we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” II Chronicles 20:12
(Take care of your heart in relationship with Jesus; forgive others as God has forgiven you! After all, it’s all about your heart)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV84
PUT YOUR TRUST IN HIM!
(Put your confidence in the King; not trust in trust…)
“Trust in Him at all times… Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8 NKJV
PRAISE & WORSHIP the KING!
(Give thanks even if you don’t feel thankful)
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalms 100:4 NKJV
SUBMIT TO HIS SOVEREIGNTY!
(Realize that if God is allowing it, He has as His primary purpose conforming you into His likeness and drawing you closer in your relationship with Him)
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
LET GOD HANDLE IT!
(Go in the opposite spirit no matter what you feel; bless and pray for those who have wronged you)
“He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.” I Peter 2:23 NLT
IMAGINE a life where we are FREE no what the circumstances… in fact the circumstances could become worse… and the other person may never change… he might become even more challenging…
But we are FREE because our FREEDOM isn’t dependent on circumstances or anyone else changing… it’s dependent on JESUS and our relationship with HIM…
We realize that if HE isn’t ENOUGH, then NOTHING or NO ONE will ever be ENOUGH!
What we need for the IMPOSSIBLE to be MADE POSSIBLE is the POWER OF GOD!
Remember, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE for a FRESH START!
Pastor Steve and Mindy Peterson