Good News Message

  • Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4

    Hello God’s Beloveds,💚

    It is sometimes hard to rejoice when we have lost someone or some thing that we dearly love, but we must remember to “rejoice in the Lord always.”
    That sounds ridiculous and even blasphemous in the face of our pain. But rejoicing in the Lord is yet another term for trusting Him. Trusting the outcome.
    Because for all that we don’t know or comprehend in the face of loss, what we can know for sure is that He is always GOOD. He is always LOVE. He always carries our best “end” within his unfathomable heart for us. No matter what we are going through, He can turn it for our good. Yes, it may take time. Excruciating time. But if you’ve ever experienced the joy that comes on the other side of a great trial or pain that has been survived… existed in those priceless moments where we are actually aware of how our pain has led us to some wonderful place we’ve arrived in… then we can look back on those moments and trust the same outcome for our current pain. That is what we can rejoice in regardless of what may be going on that we do not understand.
    He said, “Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5) He is ALWAYS there for us. In our sleep. In our pain. In our joy. In our “morning.” While we’re in pain, we can cling to those moments that we have known this without question. And if that hasn’t been your experience, ask our Father to reveal His presence to you so that you can feel what I’m describing here.

    I love this beautiful word from The Word which says, “Do not worry about anything. Just always pray and ask God for everything you need; always giving thanks. And God’s peace which is so great we cannot understand it, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
    We have lost a couple of God’s Best recently. Many people are “losing” in these strange days. We grieve over that. It’s hard to be “thankful” but, again, that simply implies trust. Because life goes on and so must we. If we’re still here, we have purpose. Our Lord of Love will help us with whatever we have to do. Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) When we are weak, we can lean into His power. Our pain creates opportunity for Him to show us who He is and how He can turn that pain for whatever it is meant for. Let us acknowledge our weakness in the flesh, know that He understands it, and attempt to walk in trust with the perfection of Christ in our spirit. He said for us to remember, that “When I am weak in my flesh, I am strong in the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 12:10)
    Pain feels like weakness but it isn’t. It’s a temporary part of this human experience that serves our overall shaping but He’s got us.
    May we always remember the battle is the Lord’s. When we pray, for anything, give it all to Him and trust the outcome. He is always there for us to do the things we cannot do on our own. He loves us so completely. He is with us. He is the answer to our needs. We are always totally safe with him. He will keep us from sinking.
    Let us assist by helping each other through the traumas of the day, whatever those may be.
    Blessings and love to you and all of yours. 💚
    Poppa B.
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  • When Things Don’t Go as We Hoped …

    Hello my Friends,💚

    Last week I asked you to pray for my very good friend, Tim Hoover. This week, I am very sad to say we have lost another fine gentleman to COVID. I am SO thankful for all of your prayers. Most of you did not know him, but because I asked you to, you prayed for his recovery just the same. THANK YOU. That comforted me and, I’m sure, comforts his family, as we begin the process of adapting to life without this special man among us. There were so many that lifted Tim to our Father but the answer was “no.” The story of David and the way he begged for the life of one of his children comes to mind. God’s answer was the same there and The Word speaks of a broken hearted David making himself go on. As we will have to. As so many throughout the world are having to do in the aftermath of this terrible disease once it touches their lives and they lose so much. It’s incredibly hard to understand but, still, we must trust in God’s divine plan. For all we do NOT understand, what we can know for certain is that our sovereign God is in control. Even when it hurts to unimaginable degrees. This pain is acute but He promises it is temporary. That is not necessarily consolation when we are in the midst of such profound loss but it is TRUTH we can cling to as we reach for an anchor in our desperation and grief.
    We don’t know when it is our time or anyone else’s to leave this life but it is always sad – whenever it is. In this particular case, we have a man that was wonderful and full of life. But it was time for him to go Home. The Word also says that our God of Love prepares this time for us before we come to live this life. That we each have a number of days allotted. It is so important that we remember that each of those days is to be lived, every day, the best way we can with Him and in Him. Some days that is far from easy to do. But we know, even in the midst of our pain, that God loves us, holds us and cries with us in our losses. Remember when Jesus wept with Lazarus’ siblings? Even knowing their pain wouldn’t last long, He knew what they felt right then and it grieved Him. He knew they didn’t understand. Our pain grieves our Father.
    But let us always remember these words from Philippians 2:13 where He said, “For it is God who works in you to will and act according to His Good Purpose.” Our God of Love has a a Good Purpose for our lives, and in ALL things that happen. We do not understand those things that hurt us here but we must find a way to trust them. We must trust Him and never forget He Loves us – as hard as that is to do at such times. When we get Home ourselves, our God will explain. Our pain will end and we will see purpose we cannot right now.
    For any Magnolia folks that are interested, Tim’s service is to be on Saturday. It is at 10 A.M. in East Texas at the Shiloh Cemetery. This is at the corner of CR 3131 and Hwy 315 near Mount Enterprise, TX. Memories will be shared at Shiloh Baptist Church, right next to the Cemetery. All are invited and welcome to come celebrate Tim’s life.
    I love each of you, dearly. Always remember how short this life is. Always remember the Lord works in each of us for a Good Purpose. Take care of one another throughout the trials of life. Let us give ourselves in service to Him now, when so many need us, and trust Him to bring everything together for all of those in our lives.
    Poppa B.
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  • “God has highly exalted Him, and given Him the name which is above every name.” Philippians 2:9

    Dear Ones, 💚

    Today, I’d like to simply request that each of you take a moment to offer a prayer for another very Dear One in need. As many of you know, a close friend, Tim Hoover, who was a Leader with Magnolia for a period of time, is in the hospital with COVID. He has been there several days and is not improving. We received a note this morning from his family that says:  “Urgent, urgent prayer request: Tim’s CO2 levels are dangerously high. Like stop your heart high. Like I had to say whether or not to give him CPR if that happened. Today is almost like a make or break, according to the Dr. Please stop and pray with me…I am not ready to give Tim up, but I also want the very best for him. My heart is breaking. For him. For us.”
    As most of you know we just lost a very dear friend to COVID in the last couple of weeks who was previously with Magnolia as well. May this not be the case here. So many have faced the loss of loved ones during this dark time. We cannot control the pandemic but we can point our hearts and healing energy towards those whose stories cross our path. I sincerely ask for your prayers for Tim and his precious family.  🙏
    We know the answer to our every need is in our Christ Jesus. As we pray to Him, let us remember these words:
    “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  (Philippians 2:9-11)
    There is unimaginable power in that name because He has conquered all things. Including this pestilence. He is Lord. Let us trust Him for our every need. Let us trust Him completely. He loves us so. Let us remember that when our journey takes frightening turns, He always does the right thing for us.
    My heart is with each of you and I am praying for you all. No matter what the circumstance may be. Our Lord loves each of you. He will never leave you, or forsake you. Trust Him completely.💚
    Poppa B
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  • “The Golden Rule” – Matthew 7:12

    Hello my Friends 💚

    As we, as a country, withdraw from a country that we have been in for 20 years protecting and providing troops, weapons, and safety to, our hearts are heavy at all the chaos that is unfolding and for those so terribly frightened they may be left behind, both Americans and nationals who have called Afghanistan home. How sad. How tragic.
    Today it saddens me especially that, as a species, we have not learned to live under the “Golden Rule”, which says:
    “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
    These simple words form the basis for ALL morality.

    This was told to us by Christ Jesus himself. It is a simple and beautiful thing to remember, but even more important to actually live the principle as we walk with one another on this earthly journey.
    As so many in Afghanistan face the potential loss of freedoms gained, their dignities, and the very real threat of death, we see that Galatians 5:13 – 14 repeats the all important “Golden Rule” and reminds us what we who can still exercise it are to use our freedom for: “For you, brethren, have been called for liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh; but through Love serve one another. For the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” As I’ve mentioned before, if The Word repeats something, pay attention. It’s important.
    These words state clearly we are to care for and serve one another.
    We may feel helpless in this situation occurring so far away but we know LOVE is the way. So, what can we do for our global neighbors in the face of this monumental turmoil? Research trustworthy organizations with brave boots on the ground “fighters” working to help those in need. We can help finance rescue and reorganization with our dollars. And we can pray. Pray every single day that those in need will be met with the love and support and protection they need.
    My prayer is that all of us attempt to meet this crisis by considering the depth of these words within our Golden Rule and not turn a blind eye to this hell on Earth. When Jesus’ Spirit went into the dark depths to free the captives He did it with the intention of restoring them. Everything He did was meant to serve as an example for us. I believe we dwell in the Spirit and It dwells in us. It so often moves and works through us. I would encourage you to pray and see what you and yours might be led to do to help those trapped inside this horrific problem. How we might aid Spirit in rescue and healing. The need is great.
    We are all one. This isn’t someone else’s problem. It belongs to us all.
    It is the hope and desire of Abba Father that ALL shall receive His amazing gift of Love. That we shall ALL accept the Golden Rule, and do unto others as we would have them do unto us. May we do what we can to bring this hope and desire of our Lord to ALL. This is the way.
    He loves us So.💚
    Poppa B.
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  • “Purpose in The Lord’s Supper”

    Hello Loves, 💚

    Observing The Lord’s Supper is something that has always been important to me but, in the last few years, I’ve come to appreciate it even more. I observe it in my home. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with my family. It’s become a huge part of my personal walk with God. I believe it is more than a ritual. I believe it fortifies us in body and spirit… which is why we were asked to continue the tradition.
    In the Book of Exodus, chapter 12, verses 1 through 28, we are told the origins of The Lord’s Supper. According to some of His disciples, the event coincided with Passover, a time that celebrated the Jews exodus from slavery in Egypt. When God’s pestilence “passed over” those whose homes were marked with the blood of sacrificial lambs. I do not doubt that time frame as God is big on symbolism and this time Jesus spent with his closest followers preceded the sacrifice He would make of Himself so that we might have the ability to exit the slavery of sin and move into the freedom that is ours in Christ.
    The Word explains how the lambs sacrificed during Passover paralleled Jesus in this manner:
    1.  The Lamb had to be without blemish (our Lord’s public life proved His unblemished Holiness);
    2.  The Lamb had to be killed;
    3.  The blood had to be applied;
    4.  The blood constituted a perfect protection from judgment;
    5.  The body of The Lamb had to be feasted on.
    Afterwards, God’s chosen were saved from death. To observe the feast was a duty and privilege that literally saved those that partook of it. The Word says the believer is served by the blood of the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world, and is strengthened by “feasting on the living Christ.”
    Observance of the Lord’s Supper is a beautiful thing. Consider its potential importance if our Lord performed it on the last night He was among mankind before He was crucified.
    The Word says: “When the hour came, Jesus and His Apostles reclined at the table. And He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.  For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.’ After taking the cup, He gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying, ‘This is my body given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, after the supper, He took the cup saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.'” Luke 22:14-20
    The Lord’s Supper was instituted in those moments. Yet another example for us to follow. For a purpose.
    Some Christians celebrate His Supper weekly, some monthly, and some quarterly. I prefer to celebrate it daily. For me, there is nothing like starting the day with the Lord being put first. I realize it is the Lord’s Supper, but having a meal with Him anytime is wonderful! This is a beautiful way to begin the day, and certainly you can celebrate this with Him as often as you would like. Or as often as He moves you to do so. The key is to always keep Him and what He did for us in mind when we do. In simplest terms, we are strengthened to endure all that life hands us when we acknowledge the sacrifice He made of His body for us. The victory Love brought to us all in doing so. This is putting Him first in our lives.
    I love you dearly, Beloveds of God. May you be blessed greatly every time you enjoy this time of thanksgiving with our Lord of Love.💚
    Poppa B.
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  • “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new Creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

    Hello, Beloveds of the God of Love.💚

    How wonderful it is to know who you are. So many people are lost because they simply do not know who they really are, or what could be theirs. They do things that hurt themselves, and hurt those they are connected to. When we accept Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior, and mean it, we get to find out who we are. We become a new Creation, and we know it.
    My own experience was profound and I’d like to share it with you again. When I accepted Christ, I had no idea I was going to. I went to Church that day with my wife and daughter to join it, but little did I know what would happen. I only went because my wife asked me to because she wanted our young child to hear about Jesus. I thought joining the church would be good for business. We had just moved to Temple from Arlington a couple of months prior to that for me to manage the Firestone Store there and I saw “the church,” whose message I had no real use for, as a way into the local community. The surprise was on me when it turned out the Lord used our life circumstances to place me there to hear the Good News for the first time in a long time… and to give me a chance to say “Yes” to Him again.
    I’d made a profession of faith when I was 14, but let the men of the Baptist Church in the small town where I first said “yes” to Christ, drive me away. They would come into the Service Station where I worked, use profanity, and tell stories that a boy wanting to understand Jesus should not hear. My family weren’t church goers. I’d found God when I was invited to a Revival by someone who felt I needed Christ. I did but Ieft the Church almost immediately, thinking it was a non-real entity because of the hypocrisy my impressionable young self had witnessed.
    I was 29 that day in the Temple Church. It was the first time in 15 years I’d been back in any Church except to attend a funeral, or “visit” for some other reason. I never changed my mind that it wasn’t for me. But the day “circumstance” led me to another pew, as that Pastor preached the Good News, I heard him. I believed what he said. He’d visited us in our home before and knew where I was with my belief. There is no doubt in my heart he preached the message for me that day.
    We only went to join this good man’s Church as far as my wife knew. She was raised Methodist and knew she’d have to be baptized officially into the Baptist congregation, but she was ready to do that for our little Sweetheart Girl. So as we went forward that day at the invitation to join the Church, she didn’t know I was ready to give my life to our Lord, and, honestly, neither did I. When the Pastor asked “how we were coming,” she told him her story and, when he asked me, I intended to simply tell him I was coming to move my letter but, as I started to speak the words that came out of my mouth were, “I come to receive Christ as my Lord and Savior.”
    I started to cry, then sat down and cried until the Service was over. That cry was wonderful. A literal shedding of the old me. I knew I wanted Christ in my life. I asked Him to be my Savior and genuinely gave my heart to Him forever. He became my Lord in those moments. My life with Him started right then and I could feel the beginning of the new Creation He would make of me. The old was gone by the time I walked out of that church. The new has been evolving every day since. That is an ongoing process for us all. I love Him dearly and He loves me. I am His child. As are you. That is our identity. We are children of the Most High God. Take time to consider that and all that it implies.
    May an experience this powerful be so for each of you, blessed Friends. May we all come to realize who we are. 💚 I love you Dearly. So does He.
    Poppa B.
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  • “I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.” Matthew 20:14

    Hello Loves,💚

    Our Lord of Love is so good to us. When we think of how many things we have done wrong, and of how many mistakes we have made, we appreciate the kindness, blessings, and forgiveness of our God. He knows our hearts, what we think and do, and is still ready to give us His very best when the time comes. Even when some of us are brought in late in the game. Like the parent that cannot choose between his children, He wants to give ALL his children ALL he has.
    He said: “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And they went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day? They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will also receive.”
    “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his Steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they likewise received each a denarius. And when they had received it, they murmured against the landowner, saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ But he answered them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:1-16.
    If we’re honest with ourselves, there may be times when we judge that we are doing more for the Lord and for those in our lives than someone else. Sometimes it’s hard to watch others be blessed… especially those new to the faith. Let us always remember, as we listen to Him, it is because we are in a position of honor and trust when He calls each of us to do what He wants and needs us to do. Think about that. GOD honors and trusts you with the work needed to transform His world. Let us do our best as He calls. Let us rejoice when our brothers and sisters are led to His calling even in the 11th hour. His grace and blessings are there for all and He will take care of our every need. He is Good.
    Blessings and Love upon you, and all of yours, my Friends.💚
    Poppa B.
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  • “Your Word is a Lamp to my Feet, and Light for my Path.” Psalm 119:105

    Hello Loves,💚

    The Word of God is God Himself. He said in John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” The Word is Flesh. We are flesh. So it is applicable to us. Every lesson and prophecy within it, fulfilled by the sacrifice of His Flesh for us.

    And we are the flesh that brings it to mankind. Why should we? The answers to everything are there. It was a beloved gift bestowed on us by our Father. Not for use as a means to control us as we’re so often taught but a guide to help us through this journey of life. Think about it. A loving parent shows their children the way. And that is what God did for us when He first demonstrated life as a man, then inspired the creation of his Divine Book to show The Way home if we choose to go that way. It addresses every issue we face.

    Psalm 119:9 -16 says, “How can a person cleanse their way? By taking heed according to your Word, Oh Lord. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from your commandments! Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord!  Teach me Your statutes. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in your statutes; I will not forget Your Word.”
    Psalm 119:105 goes on to say, “Your Word, Oh Lord, is a Lamp to my feet and a Light to my path.”
    The Word is a Lamp. It brings Light for us to clearly see and walk in. May we receive it for the treasure that it is, carry it in our hearts, and let it show us the lighted Way always.
    Proverbs 3:1- 4, says, “My Child, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart; for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let Love and Faithfulness never leave you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win Favor and a Good Name in the sight of God and Man.”
    The Word became Flesh through Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit speaks through it. We do not see Him now but we feel Him because His Spirit Is always in us, and Is always with us. We may not hear Him, as we do other things, but we can hear Him within The Word He left for us. He guides our way as we listen to Him through it. Let us be ever aware that He ‘Lights’ our way. Let us listen to Him in All things, and in All ways through the tool He has provided. He loves us So, and wants only the Best for us.💚 Let us receive everything He has for us.
    Poppa B.
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  • Jesus said, “My Grace is sufficient for you.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

    Hello Loves, 

    All of us are familiar with the transformation of Paul. He was putting Christians in jail for their belief in Christ Jesus and, in some cases, inflicting more damage than that. As the Word says in Acts 9, “Then Saul, (Paul’s name before his transformation) still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the High Priest and asked for letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.”
    He thought he was right in doing so because he thought he was doing God’s will. But the Lord altered his plans when he came to Saul with a message. The Word says, “And as he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are you Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting…”

    We are familiar with what happened after Saul’s first encounter with the Lord. We know the way he was blind for three days after the event for the truth to come to him, and what happened after that. The Word tells us in Galatians that he, Saul, tried to preach the Word after he had been sent to the deserts of Arabia for some time, but he was still looked at as one who was not to be trusted. After three years Saul went to Jerusalem, where he met with James, the Brother of Christ, and with Peter, and they began to receive him as one of them. After those first few years of his ministry, the name Saul became interchangeable with Paul which means “humble.”
    In 2 Corinthians, Paul tells us about what happened to him as he went forth for the Lord. He said, “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body, I do not know, God knows – such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man… how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words which is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.”
    Infirmities are weaknesses. Fragility.
    “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of the enemy to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
    And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest on me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
    2 Corinthians 12:1-10
    Paul’s strength was beautiful, and amazing. He knew character was built in the challenges. So, though he’d been favored to the point of being shown miraculous things in Heaven, he was also given a problem. But he didn’t take it personally and it never slowed him down. He accepted it with humility, eventually, and went on about the work he was called to do. He wrote many letters from prison that became our Bible of today. He was a remarkable man that the Lord used in remarkable ways. He was told by our Lord the things he was to do, and that our Lord’s Grace was sufficient for him in all things. So it is for us. There may be things that come into our lives that we do not understand but, know this, when we give our life to the Lord, He never wastes it. He can and does work in spite of our issues. And teaches us along the way that we can too. What He does with us is always beautiful. Let us trust Him as we walk in Peace knowing that all is well in Him.
    He always has a path to Heaven for us. His Grace is always sufficient and will see us through.
    Poppa B.
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  • Jesus said, “All things are possible to those who Believe.” Mark 9:23

    Jesus always told, and always tells, us the truth. He could not and can not tell us anything else. That is why we can rejoice in anything He says.💚 When He said, “All things are possible to him who Believes”, He meant “ALL THINGS.” When He said, “Do not be afraid, only Believe” … He meant exactly that. Jesus was a very special man because He was also God Himself and reflected God’s character. What He said, He meant. What He said, He did.

    When we absorb that truth into ourselves and Believe in the King of Kings, when we walk in Faith in what He says, faith that ALL things are possible in Him, we can have a wonderful walk in this world. Of course, we all hit tough terrain at times. When that happens we look to His Word. Then we can know that He is able to handle anything that might try to come willingly given them to Him, and we know that He will take care of them totally and beautifully. We can relax in all things, and know that He has control of it ALL. We can trust Him to make everything that may come into our lives serve a purpose.
    He tells us to Ask, Seek, and Knock as we go through this life. When we follow that directive, He is in our every move, our every thought. He knows what we are in need of, and He will steer us as we Ask, Seek, and Knock. We can trust Him completely knowing that His Love is upon us and residing in us. Everything that He allows has purpose, or will have, as we go forward. We know because He tells us so.
    Remember, we serve a BIG God. He is BIG in His Love for us. He is BIG as He takes over for us when we ask. If we make a mistake or get caught in the midst of someone else’s and find ourselves in a place that could hurt us, always remember that He is BIGGER than any storm or any situation that might come up in life as we walk with Him. Tell any storm, or any bad situation, that tries to come how BIG and how POWERFUL, and how LOVING our great God is. Tell the problem how much He loves you if it tries to come. He gave us that power when we chose Him. He is our Protection, our Provision, and our Peace as we travel through this life. Let there be no doubt in your heart there is NOTHING BIGGER or more wonderful than our Great God of Love.
    Walk in Peace, always, as you remember that ALL things are possible to those who fully BELIEVE. How do we know? Because He said so. 💚
    Poppa B.
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May you be “Encouraged, and “Strengthened”, and “United”, God’s Beloveds, as we Lift up Christ Jesus, Glorify the Father, and Magnify the Holy Spirit.