If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3 ESV
The Power of Hiddenness
Hidden seasons are sacred seasons. Being hidden with Christ means you will go through seasons where you feel like your whole life is under construction. Many times we feel buried, but we must remember that hidden seasons produce strengths that unveiling seasons cannot. Assets like character, authority, wisdom, boldness, vision, morality, special talents are not developed while everyone is watching. I’m sure we all could agree of how grateful we are for the small circle of people who have played key roles in these seasons of our lives, because the building process is not always beautiful but chaotic.
When you squeeze an orange, what do you get? Orange juice. When you squeeze a grape, what do you get? Grape juice. When life, tests, and relationships squeeze you, what do they get? Frustration, mediocrity, and weakness or focus, courage, and strength? Hidden seasons are where the pressing and pruning happen in our lives. If you’re experiencing the loving pressing and pruning of the Lord, I’ve got great news for you, friend. You’ve not been BURIED, you’ve been HIDDEN! Hidden seasons are sacred seasons because that’s where lasting growth is built. STAY HIDDEN!!!
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1 KJV
Pornography is everywhere and it can start innocently or even by accident. However, once it becomes part of our lives, it sinks deeper and deeper into the dark places of our soul. In the end, pornography objectifies sex and makes it small and meaningless. It poisons relationships and how we view and treat others.
Based on hundreds of conversations with men seeking to get out of the trap of porn, my guess is you are not here to find out whether porn is a problem. You are here to get help to get rid of the problem. Once we acknowledge the problem, we must see it for what it is and admit our sins. But admitting our sins is the first step and not the last.
Repentance is an often-misunderstood concept. For many, repentance means admitting sin and saying we are sorry. However, there is much more to it than that. In Greek, the word means to turn away from sin. However, the Bible actually goes much deeper and talks about a change of mind that results in a change of action.
Changing our actions means no longer pretending we can exercise more self-control and manage the temptations. It means we don’t believe the lies that we can handle this or it will go away when we get married. Now is the time to stop kidding yourself that you will pray more, read the Bible more, or go to church more to win this battle. Repent from your sin and keep reading to learn how to win the battle and become free.
Father God, please give me the strength to trust you. Give me the courage to admit my sin and seek a change of mind that results in a change of action. Help me discover the power that comes from putting you first in my life and deliver me into freedom from this sin. Amen.
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Fear is the second obstacles in manifesting of God’s gifts, i term fear to be find errors around reality. This was what MOSES did when God called him. He find error in himself. He tried to reject the assignment simplify because of the fear of the unknown. He said “I am nobody,how can i go to the king and bring out d Israelites from Egypt” but the lord said “i will be with you, and when you bring the ISRAELITES Out of Egypt,you will worship me on this mountain. That will be the proof that i have sent you “but Moses was not okay with this proof because he was still afraid pharaoh. (I Prophecy that any pharaoh that will obstruct you in if will be trampled in Jesus name).That is the meaning and power of fear.
CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR
. Fear can make us think we are
useless and that the gift we have
isn’t fruitful or useful.
. Fear make people idle.
. Fear make people fell empty.
. Fear paralyzed our power.
. Fear envelops courage.
. Fear make people loose
Focus and faith.
. Fear belittle our might.
#Love is kind.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by usin righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
The earthly sufferings of Elizabeth Pays on Prentiss were painful and prolonged.
1 She struggled her entire life with insomnia and
severe headaches that left her exhausted. She also endured the sor-row of loss: two of her children died in short succession. After-wards, the grieving mother’s frail health was nearly destroyed. In
the deep distress of her soul, she cried out: “Our home is broken
up, our lives wrecked, our hopes shattered, our dreams dissolved. I
don’t think I can stand living for another moment.”
2.Yet during those dark and desperate days, when her pains and
losses led her to think that she could not live even one more day,
Elizabeth Pays on Prentiss never lost her hope in the love of God. In
fact, during those very days she began to write a hymn asking Jesus
for more of his love. “More love to thee, O Christ,” she prayed.
“More love to thee, Then she asked God to use her earthly sorrows
to teach her how to love:
Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest; Now thee alone I seek; give what is best:
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. Ecclesiastes 8:1 (KJV)
Wisdom is simply defined as the right application of knowledge. As a child of God, wisdom should not elude you. It is your essential asset in life. If you lack wisdom, you will make wrong decisions and choices in life. Therefore, ask God for wisdom if you lack one, James 1:5. Wisdom gives you understanding into matters of life, hence, you are able to see things from God’s perspective. The New International Version quotes the opening Scripture as, “Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.” You should make Jesus Christ your number one mentor and learn from Him because He has been made onto you wisdom from God, 1 Corinthians 1:30. If you fellowship with the Holy Spirit, study the Word of God, and following the teachings of Jesus Christ whole heartedly, you will be walking in wisdom and your life will be a testimony. Hallelujah! Be An Overcomer!
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 2:26 (KJV)
Good is defined as anything that is morally right; it is something that is pleasing and welcome, and approved by God. The opposite can be said of anything that is bad. A sinner is someone who has the inherent sin nature in them and as such enjoys doing evil or bad things. The opening Scripture throws light on the benefits of being a good person and the punishment meted to the sinner. The good person is given wisdom, knowledge, and joy. On the other hand, the sinner is given travail or task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. Dear beloved, choose to always be a good person and do good on every occasion and you will never live to regret it because God is on your side. Hallelujah! Be An Overcomer!