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You are a Masterpiece

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,  which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10

Can you wrap your head around this verse? You were made in the image of God, His workmanship. A masterpiece. You have been crafted and created by design. That design was set up before you were born so that you would accept Him as Lord, move towards His purposes, and start doing good things that put a smile on His face. You've had other options. All of us have. But at some point we all realize that someone has their eye on us. Someone is watching over us. Your life has purpose: to bring His glory into the lives of those that you are in fellowship with. As you build your relationship with Him, you will begin to truly enjoy all that comes with walking it out. Blessings will overtake you! Favor will surround you! So many times we are bombarded by bad news, ambushed by difficulties and adverse circumstances. That is part of life. But when we realize that we w…

Oppressed?

I noticed this year that many people I have met have been affected by life in such a way that they fell into a slump. I, too, felt as though there was an enormous amount of reassure on me that I could not pinpoint. How could I feel oppressed in a year that I am striving to be obsessed? I did begin to identify some of the things I was carrying that should not have been with me! I could only describe this feeling as being oppressed. For a while I thought it was just me but after having several conversations with others folks, they too have described this feeling of being burdened, held down, broken and all tied up.  
The Good News today is that there is a way out of oppression, a way to have that “spirit” lifted off of us. It comes by letting go of trying to “make” things happen and letting God DO what He desires to do. He is a refuge, a safe place for you to stay while you let Him deal with the things that overwhelm you.
This oppression affected every area of my life…my daily routine…my preaching …and it even stole my joy. But I’m climbing out of this funk and back into the arms Christ who has a strong-hold on me in every trouble, Why don’t you do that today too and let’s get rid of this oppression!!
Psalm 9:9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,    a stronghold in times of trouble.