Even while the Apostle Paul was experiencing persecution he said, yet amidst all these things we are more than conquerers through HIM who LOVED US! I’m telling you that is some GOOD NEWS! Pauls way of escape was to rejoice ALWAYS and as Paul rejoiced amidst the persecutions, the word of God reveals that the Glory of God rested upon him in an even GREATER way…
My featured Guest Blogger: Matik Nicholls who was born in the twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago. He grew up climbing trees and frolicking in the waves, surrounded by the vibrant creativity of soul music and the pageantry of his island people. He is part businessman, part churchman, part author, part surfer. His passion is to inspire, equip and empower people to walk in their purpose and fulfill their potential. He is happily married to his life partner; Tricia and together they have a beautiful blended family of five children and one granddaughter. He has an amazingly supportive family and wonderfully genuine friends. He is particularly passionate about wooing people from dutiful religion toward a vibrant and life-giving heart-to-heart relationship with Christ. Everything that He writes has this mission in mind. Head on over and check out his blog. http://www.authenticjoy.org
Matiks story: Sometimes I find myself in a place of discouragement in my life. Things aren’t working out how I had hoped, or I can’t seem to overcome some habitual sin and I feel stuck. It is at those moments that I remember Paul and his struggles…
2 Corinthians 12:7b-9
…a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
I empathize so much with Paul’s frustration in verse 8. But, what gives me tremendous hope is that Paul got a specific and direct word from God that completely changed his outlook! He went from defeat and frustration to victory and rejoicing! Only a word from God has the power to do that! Sometimes I forget that, and I stay in defeat and depression much longer than I need to.
Friends, If something that you’re facing has you discouraged or defeated, tune into radio GOD FM 😊. A word from Him changes everything! For more insight please check out my book – The Primacy of The Voice of God: Elevating the Word of God to Its Rightful Position. Download it for FREE here: https://authenticjoy.org/books/
Blessings and Love. …😊🙏❤