Your Word is a lamp to my feet.

Your word is a lamp to my feet

John 1:1 says, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word (God) became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us; to reveal Himself to us. The one who became, invites us to become. The Word is understandable, it is hope filled and life altering. 

When you don't have the words to speak to the pain, or the loss, or rejection of life, then you turn toward the Word who began it all. The Word means that we are not alone in the universe; we are not alone in our pain. We have the Gospel (the good news); we have the most positive message the world has ever known.

What you need to know, is there has been a word spoken into your pain; you are not lost in it. Never be afraid to say I don't know the way forward, because we know who does know. -Dr. Drew Shofner

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Only broken people find Jesus.

broken people find jesus

Real salvation begins with brokenness and it results in profound yielded living; we are broken to begin and yielded to the end. To be a believer in Jesus Christ is to realize that it's His thoughts that count and not ours. (Isaiah 55:8)

Real believers seek the thoughts of God in the detail of their living and they yield what they think to what God thinks. The Holy Spirit will guide every true believer into what is right and holy, but it all begins with brokenness.

Are you broken? Did you begin broken? If you didn't begin broken in your spiritual journey, I want to invite you today to begin broken and to get a new operating system and to begin living your life yielded to Jesus. It's not easy, it's not instant, it's not perfect, but it is such a great life! -Dr. Drew Shofner

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Hold on to His promises.

He will wipe away every tear from our eye

This is the heart of God - He will wipe away every tear from our eyes. One day when the curtain rises, and life begins without any mixture of darkness; you will find the hand of God on your face, wiping away all the regret, all the pain, all the rejection, all the abuse, all the hatred, all the brokenness.

Then there's no more mourning, no more death, or crying or pain. For the old order has passed away and He makes everything new; forever perfect. - Dr. Drew Shofner

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Faith interprets life in Heaven's light, not in hell's darkness.

Faith interprets life in Heavens light

When we are cynical about people, the future, the church or anything else, we are advancing the agenda of hell and hindering the work of heaven. Negativity can be a word that you speak to somebody, that's just a critical, well-aimed word from hell, to demean and diminish others.

We are negative because it's in our old nature, because it gives us power over other people, because we are frustrated that our will isn't being done. Frustrated people are negative people, and to live frustrated is not to live at all, it's just to wake up everyday and die a little more!

When you make a choice to quit being negative, you have made a choice that is going to change the course of your life. In Christ we have been given a new nature that trumps the old (2Corinthians 5:17), and we have to make a choice of which nature wins? Real faith is about seeing life differently now, and you see it through the filter of an Almighty and all conquering Kingdom of Heaven that has come unstoppable in Christ! - Dr. Drew Shofner

Feel your need for God, run to grace, believe you're blessed

Yolk of slavery

God came down to planet earth and became one of us, to lift us by grace and truth to a life that is new forever. When we believe we are released from our slavery, we are released from all of the destructive gravity of sin. This gravitational pull is so strong, it drags us into addictions, it drags us into so many dark and broken places and produces so many broken relationships. 

The lies of hell are trying to drown out the grace of God, and the lies of hell are trying to keep you from finding freedom in the truth of God. But we are forgiven through faith in Jesus, and have a connection with God that leads to Wholeness and Holiness; all of life with no missing pieces. Feel your need for God, run to grace, believe you're blessed. -Dr. Drew Shofner


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