Some of the Bridge crew have been enjoying time off this week and sipping something smooth from new coffee mugs🥰 The only thing going into overtime has been the Kuerig. We’ve enjoyed bringing you beautiful moments, fun videos, and nuggets from great messages.
Happy Saturday, Jacksonville, Kinston, Wilmington, Connersville, McDonough, and Riverside🙂 It’s the weekend and what better place to be than in the House of God where the spirit is dwelling and ministers are bringing an amazing word that will turn your life around.
We can’t wait to see YOU this weekend around the love and fellowship of the Body of Christ!
The power to stop, reflect, and be grateful is a powerful thing. The past weekend services capture a tiny glance at what has been a remarkable year for our church. We are grateful for all God has done in our lives, and for all those who call His Church “home”, we pray that 2020 will be our finest yet.
Share this with a friend who realizes they need God to turn it all around.
I’m Looking For a Turnaround
Grab hold of this scripture—your peace will come:
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. -Psalm 37:37
When we aren’t living up to the standards of what God has given us in His Word, we can’t be at peace. If you are at peace in this situation, your conscience has been seared. It’s not a good place to be when you become content in a wrong way of thinking. Pray while you still can.
The Fix Is In
We’re going to win. In the middle of conflict, we’re turning the tide. We are guaranteed the victory.
Quietness and Confidence In Your Storm
Jesus shouldn’t have to calm every storm in our lives. In the midst of a storm, more work is required: PRAY, READ, FELLOWSHIP. We put in the work and trust that He is with us. When we are in fear and a tumultuous state, we make stupid decisions, which is never cool. When we learn about the choices we have available to us through the Word and begin exercising them, we feel less trapped and make smarter decisions.
Preparing to Stand in the Coming Storm
Paul knew he was going to have to walk through his storm:
Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. -Acts 27:24-25
When we go into work places or face health, financial, and family situations—whatever storm we are facing—wouldn’t it be something that as we walk through that place, wherever we have to go, we hear God whisper, “Fear not . . . I’ve given you all those that sail with you.” I’m taking you on a journey, but I’ve given you the people you need to help you and I’ve given you everything you need to find the answer and to come out on the other side stronger—but it’s a storm—you are going to have to do the extra work.
The Holy Ghost is Waiting to Come to Your Rescue
Of course we have to go through the storm and fight our way through—Jesus went through the same battle (Matthew 4). No matter if you’ve been in a condition and left off God and not prayed, He is saying, “Come”. About your prayer life . . . JUST START! The Holy Ghost is waiting to come to your rescue and help you get back in.
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. -Revelation 22:17
Be Thankful—The Day is Coming!
You might be in mourning for something or in a condition, but keep your thankfulness and rejoice through it.
You are about to trade those ashes for beauty:
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. -Isaiah 61:3
Habakkuk 3 is the spirit we have to develop. After shaking in his boots, Habakkuk finds inner calm because he knows deliverance will come. Even though things will get very bad, he stays thankful and rejoices. He knows he’ll get through it because God is his strength.
Verse 17: He lost EVERYTHING. Every thing listed in this scripture was income and livelihood.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Verse 18: Yet, even in all he lost, he said he would rejoice in the Lord of his salvation.
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Verse 19: About that big mountain he was facing . . . the Lord gave him hinds feet to skip right up it.
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
It doesn’t get any better! See ya soon!