Hello, friends!

What a blessing to be alive and know JESUS!

My prayer is that this will encourage someone today to seek God with their whole heart this year!

It’s evident that we are living in times of trouble. We can look around and easily become very discouraged. Trials and tribulations are almost everywhere we look, and the world as we know it seems to be a hopeless case. Between political battles, endless wars, wicked hearts, twisted minds and faithless living, it does appear that all hope is gone!

“Oh, YE of little faith!!!!”

We MUST stop fretting over what God has already promised He would take care of and start BELIEVING and CLAIMING His promises!

The word of God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14,
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.”

4 words in the beginning of the verse to look at…
“If” means “as long as”….the “If” is on our side, not God’s side.
If we what?
1. Humble ourselves.
2. Pray.
3. Seek God’s face.
4. Turn from our wicked ways.
Now let’s focus on 3 words at the end of the verse; “Will”, “Will”, “Will.”
It’s quite simple, but that don’t mean it is easy! God asks us to devote our lives to Him! Is it a sacrifice? Of course! But what do we gain? Love, Forgiveness, Joy, Peace, Healing, Understanding, Freedom…the list goes on and on!

We can live in unity & harmony as a people when we live IN Christ alone!
A life without Christ is no life at all!
We are all human flesh, made up of feelings, emotions and selfishness. As humans, we allow our feelings to dictate our course of action, but if we look to Jesus we can completely depend on our faith and live by that faith through Christ our Lord!
“….thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:23‬ ‭
We CAN live a life freed from the bondage of fleshly desires, but we must die daily, delve into the word of God, kneel at the cross in prayer and allow God to reign in our hearts and lives! God’s riches are priceless and the value of the blessings He bestows upon us are incomparable to any earthly possessions we may have or be given!

I love this passage in the word of God,
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭
Think about what “all these things” are.
Back up to verse 25 of this chapter in the book of Matthew.
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”

God WILL take care of you! Even knowing we are imperfect, He still remains!

May we devote our lives to the Lord, fully!
May we fight the good fight, stay the course and keep the faith!

Seek God first, my friends!

I love you all!

Randa Jordan