Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Being an Overcomer

       This coming Saturday, our Ignite Service will be about overcoming fear and pride. Do you have fear & pride in your life? Maybe at a quick glance, most of us don't seem to have these. We aren't cowering in a corner out of fear and we aren't prancing around proudly with our noses stuck in the air. Yeah, we're just common people...
       But sorry to say, it's not that easy. You're going to have to look a little deeper. Why? Because like it or not, we have a fierce Enemy fighting against us and telling us lies. And he isn't called the Great Deceiver for no reason. He deceives us by convincing us to be scared of things we shouldn't be. He deceives us by telling us we're good enough to go through life on our own. You have to realize that these ideas aren't obvious in our lives. They've been implanted in our minds by the most kniving guy ever. And if you want to find more freedom in Christ--and I think we ALL do, then it's going to require some serious help.
        I encourage you to take some time in the next few days to sit down and talk with the Lord to ask Him to reveal some things for you. He would  LOVE to help you out! Ask Him to reveal the fear and the pride you have in your life. How is Jesus asking you to trust Him more and surrender your apprehensions? What areas are Jesus showing you that you actually think you will be okay to handle on your own?
       Tell Him that you want to live completely free in Him and that you want to be more aware of the lies the Enemy is trying to use against you. Ask Him to give you truth and righteousness and the gospel of peace and faith and salvation and the Word of God! (Sound familiar?? Eph. 6:10-17)
       And PLEASE come to HOME this Saturday, August 4th, at 6:30pm for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning how to be an overcomer! Hope to see you there! :) Remember--ALL are welcome!

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