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Jesus the perfect model

Jesus is the perfect model

1 John 1:5

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declares to you, That God is light and in Him is no darkness at all

Similarly in John 1:6-8

There was man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light , but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

  • In God, there is no wickedness nor sin
  • He came to be a light to all men
  • He gave as a choice, so we can decide if we want it John 1:12 says
  • He gave a promise to be a part of Him (sons & daughters).

 

The mark that shows we are his children (believers)

  • Jesus says this is how you will know
  1. 1 John 2:3 keep His commandment (matt22:37-38)
  2. If we say we know him but don’t keep them we lie
  3. Walk just as Jesus Walk (1 cor 11:1)
  • The above is nothing new it’s always been there
  • My fear is that there are some who deceive themselves. Who claim to be in Christ but Walk outside of Him.
  • When Walking with God is something intimate, something you know within you like you know your own Name

 

Out stumbling stone

  1. Sin

1 Peter1:13

Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance

  • God warns us of the dangers of not protecting your heart and mind. So that you will be able to resist the devils of this world and cause us to go astray
  • God in this one verse God clearly says you have to be all in! There is no middle ground. Our hope are all sold out for Jesus.

 

  1. Hard hearts

Rom 1:21 Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful but became futile thoughts and their foolish hearts were darkened…  24

Our hope

Hebrews 2:14-18

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity o that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of him who holds the power of death- that is, the devil- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it’s not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants for this he had to be made like them, fully human in every way in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God and that might make atonement for sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those are being tempted.

 

  • Jesus had to be like us man in every way so we could be set free
  • He paid the highest price for us
  • He has suffered and been tempted and understand us and so he is best qualified to make a partition for us

 

  1. When you stumble run to the cross
  2. When you’re tempted run to the cross
  3. When it seems life is against you, continue to run to him

Being human means that we are floured and will not always do what is right, but it is through Jesus we are made Perfect by His blood.

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I am a sinner

Knock knock knock!

Sin knocks at my door

Asking to enter

 

With each knock I’m tempted to open the door

Don’t know how much longer

I can hang on.

 

So tempted promising pleasure

To satisfy my need to be loved.

To fill the whole church could not fill.

To fulfill my every need.

The sense of just being in peace.

Trust me, it can deliver.

 

Lust is my craving

My body craves it like a drug

That promises to give a high,

That will make everything okay.

 

My being thrown in to the storm

My spirit fights me.

Trying to safe my life.

The underdog that victory

Looks far from reality

 

In the end I am only human.

I’m weak

Who am I?

Fighting a fight that can’t be won.

Sin is my weakness

Sin is trying to sell me American dream.

 

I hear a quiet voice saying

Sin can be conquered.

It may look impossible

But it’s possible.

 

One men won it war for all men

So I can stand in victory

Sin nailed to the cross too never resurrect.

 

Jesus proved it and lived it.

Satan the is the liar promising

A short moment of fame

But destroy your happily forever ever.

 

Jesus is the answer

He is the church

Healing ready

Resting waiting

Enter into His body

Eat and Remember who He is

 

He says

“I am the Church

Your Savior

Ready to save you at a moment’s notice.”

 

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Singleness

 

 

I am all but whole,

But not alone.

Single but not lonely.

Forever falling in loving, with me.

 

In this season

Between birth & death.

A time frowned upon my

The young & the old.

That only come once in a life time.

Like sand of time in an hour glass.

Once gone never to return

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I am single but never alone.

I am single but never lonely.

 

I find joy in the time I spend with self

Time to know who I am

Time to discover my purpose

Time to fulfill my destiny on earth.

 

Life is a gift

Most precious kind.

We only given one life to live

To be who I was created to be.

 

I am single but never alone

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I was blind, but now I see (Woke)

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I was blind

I say again I was blind

But now I see.

 

I lived in a world were…

We would see the front cover

But never the whole story

Only getting half of the truth

 

When I met you everything changed

I listened to your story

As you spoke, I felt your pain

And my heart for a moment

Broke with yours.

 

How could they? How can someone

Do that? Why would they? A

Million questions raised in my mind.

 

My heart boiled with hatred

Against them, my heart burning

For justice. I try to make sense of it

But it has no sense, it just insanity.

 

All I could give this perfect stranger

Was words of comfort, love

And hope

 

Love that was not mine

Hope from all high

I gave her the Love of Christ

I gave her greater hope

In a better tomorrow

I gave what I had,

I gave her Christ.

 

I was blind

But now I see.

 

Kindness S

South Africa

[When I think of what happened to this person I think of the countless women who are abused or raped, its time for Christians, the world and individuals to stand up, or what’s right.]

 

Matthew 11: 28-30

 

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

Whomever has been through the most in life, people around you may never understand the pain you’re going through, but God is there, He is there to take the weight of your shoulder and help you overcome. The world we live in is not a perfect world we live in because of sin. There is a saying that says “hurting people, hurt people”.

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Truth Be Told

 

hello everyone, I have good news to share with you all. I wrote and published my first E-book. writing a book has always been something I wanted to do like when i’m older, I had no idea what to write about at such a young age, and it hit me Kindness your good in poetry, why dont you write a poetry book. So i began to write, taking it one day at a time. This poetry book is a book that carries a real message that will encourage and uplift anyone who reads it, and my hope for when I wrote this book was that ill be happy if one person would read it and there lives changed in some way by it. It’s a book inspired by God, and also deals on social issues that we face, one of them being depression.

 

I made a sound track with my brother just to give you a glimpse of the content of what to expect. Its my own voice and to be honest I have insecurities speaking in public or being heard on mic, I just feel that my voice is weird, but i’m learning to love it. please do enjoy.

 

if your in SA and you would like your own soft copy for a price of R50 email me, find my email at contact page of blog and those who want the book can check it online on amazon.

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Unlimited Grace

I believe that God is taking me on a journey to understand his unlimited grace and there is so much out there that we don’t understand about Grace just how big it is. We already know that God has given us undeserving grace for the wrong that we have done even though we should have been punished for our wrong. Grace does not just deal with sin, but it’s also Gods unmerited favour on us. When God blesses us with things we don’t deserve or giving us things we never asked for. When Santa would have put you on the Bad list God puts you on the Good list.

 

Yesterday or should I say for a while know God has been taking me through the scriptures, and I thought I got the full picture of what grace is, I seen some of my own weakness of where I thought I was good Christian deserving of His grace in my past. Okay now let’s dig in the scripture so I can take you through the scriptures so we may go on this journey together. I believe in this walk tighter we will discover new things about yourselves that your knowledge and understanding will grow as we unravel the thread of Grace.

 

 

For us to understand Grace we are first going to have to go to the other curtain of Grace with is sin. We need to see for ourselves why grace is so important to us in our Christian walk. We will be looking and breaking apart several scriptures in the Bible to give us insight on this. Before we go any further we need to define what grace is and sin in plan terms.

 

Sin is separation from God, And the gap is coursed by the action that we do that stand against Gods will on earth or purpose.

 

Grace is Gods undeserving unmerited favour on one’s life. Meaning you did nothing to earn or to deserve it. It’s given out of God’s love for you.

 

SIN

 

So it is a known fact that God punishes sin, Its Gods duty to punish wrong doing or those who are workers of evil. We will start our search in the book of Romans the 1st chapter from verse 18-32.

 

Verse 18-21

For the wrath of God is revealed form against from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

 

 

This brief passage of scripture gives us an overview of history of what had taken place in the beginning of when men first entered the earth. We can find more information about this in Genesis. That was when sin was birthed into the world. Due to the action of Adam and Eve, the first humans on Earth.

 

Here are key point that I’ve gotten from this passages

  1. God judges sin.
  2. Men are made in the image of God.
  3. They knew in their hearts right from wrong. And they grew cold in their hearts and turned against God over time.

 

 

 

 

 

God judges sin

 

 

God is a just God and he is all that is Righteous, and the Bible describes Him to be without sin, and that he is the only one who is worth to judge sin, for He is the impartial judge.

 

1 Peter 1:15-16 

But a He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy”

 

1 Peter 2:21-23

 

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”. Who when the hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate, when he suffered, he made no threats instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges.

[James 2:1-13]

 

Only Him who has no sin can judge seen, you may recognise this phrase, “with what measure you judge it will be judged back to you”.  The Father God know what best he is perfect and full of more love and compassion that me and you both could master up both in one 100 lifetimes. I personally don’t trust my judgement in most days.

 

Have you ever watched a court case on TV or a series where there is a court case? I personally enjoy series Law and Order or Suits. It’s hard to be sure is a person is guilty or not as a judge. Can you imagine the pressure that is put on our judges today to make the right decision? It’s just too stressful and too much work for us to do. That is why we leave God to make such decisions. God always knows best.

 

 

 

 

Men are made in the image of God

 

We are created by a creator, a designer an artist. He refers to us as his masterpiece. He made us with such love and there are scriptures that say he even has great plans for his creation. When God created us he inscribed his signature into our hearts, for we know that is where all the issues of life come flow. I believe that, that signature God left in our hearts it was his law inscribed in to our hearts, His will and dreams for us.

 

We start with a very famous scripture in Genesis when God first created the first man and women on earth.

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.

 Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, Therefore with living kindness I have drawn you.

 

Were created for with love in our creators heart and we were created to dwell in our Fathers house for all eternity never to be apart from him. To dwell his spender. To give him glory and honour.

And lift his name high. But a sin created a gap that separated us form the Fathers love. For many generation, all that time away from God men grew cold and moved away from the only true God in the book of Genesis 6 there is a story of The Tower Babel. Were men where serving themselves, building a tower to reach there God. From there on paganism arose and other religion that are big on idol worshiping or the creation of new Gods. Like the God of Thunder, Thor. I’m sure we have all seen the movies or heard of the movies where he has appeared in Avengers. And the more time we spent away from God we became perfectos of evil. And even created new sins too.

 

 

Hebrews 8 verse 10 it states that God will put a new law into our hearts. This means that there had to have been an old law in our hearts.

Hebrews 8:10

“For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

 

As God creation we are called to bee his people that is his purpose. When we look at the book of Romans we are looking at a world living in the dark, in the sense of being away from Gods light. Romans was written sometime after the Death of Jesus and the Disciples where sent to all the world. I’m not a historian but its common sense. There was little light in the world, there were still large parts of the world that have not yet heard the gospel. And the disciples had lots of work still to do.

 

 

They knew in their hearts right from wrong. And they grew cold in their hearts and turned against God over time.

 

If you would look farther down the passage of Romans 1 from verse 28 to 32. It describes the type of sins that the people of that era were committing, it was a lawless time and people would act according to their instincts like the bible describes wild beasts.

 

Romans 1: 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their Knowledge, God gave them over to a debased min, to do those things which are not fitting. Being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil- mindedness they are backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of who practice them.

 

I use to wonder why how people in the world could be so could and heartless. The things which we as people would do to one another. The wars and genocides of people that still occur in some parts of the country. I would watch the news and seen a glimpse of some of this things happening in the world or hear of something horrible that happend to a friend and ask myself this question, How can a person do this to someone? I still seldomly watch the news because of the things I see there. There was a day I asked God why the world like this is and I remember him saying that, there are many people whose hearts have grown cold and that they are no longer convicted by their conscious. Because they have become comfortable in there sin. I than understood that is why the gospel is so important it bring hope and it has the power to change the current circumstances. I Romans 1 we can see that the circumstances back than were like they are now. They gospel back than changed so many of those peoples life. Many came to follow Jesus. Showing that there is power in this name that was preached.

 

Jesus is the embodiment of Grace

 

Luke 2:10

Then the angle said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.”

 

Luke 2: 40

And the Child grew and become strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon Him.

 

Somebody said something so profound on the last Sunday of the year 2018. They said Jesus is the carrier of Grace. That was so profound I have never looked at grace in that light before. Jesus is Grace. It oozes out of him like a river of living water and it never runs out, He always want to give it out to those who are in need of it. I the first scripture, men is a witness to the greatest gift that is given to men. He became the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world that we may be reconciled to God. We did not deserve such a gift, in fact we deserved to be punished for our sins.  Jesus came to the earth with a purpose and when it was time to fulfill what He intended to do, He went through with it. No is no greater Love than that. At a time when the disciples where clueless of what was going to take place even after Jesus told them more than once they did not believe.

 

The following verse says that ‘the grace of God was upon Him’ Jesus carries grace. Jesus became the bridge of reconciliation with God the Father. All because God loved us, there are some passages in the bible that says that the love of God surpasses all understanding. We cannot fathom the mind of God.

 

There is a quote that came to me it says

“God love for you is GREATER than your sin. Every day HE gazes upon you with Love. And He gives you an open invitation to came to Him, every day you breathe.”

 

Jesus states that he first loved us and he proved his love and died. You can find this passage in Romans 5:8. What I really what to say is that there is nothing we can possibly do to chase God away from us. Or anything that is we can do. There is no sin that we can do to commit that God can’t forgive us. Let’s go through some of the common sin that we see in today’s world

  • Theft
  • Sexual immorality
  • Prostitution
  • Lying
  • Murder
  • Drunkenness
  • Homosexuality

 

You see what I have come to realise is that the price has been paid for in full. There is no sin that he did not pay for in full. The problem comes in when we as people label sin and give them ranking. We say one sin is greater than another, for example we say lying is a small sin compared to murder. And that is not the way God sees it. God time in and time out tells us “He will never leave us”. So many time in the bible. The scriptures of Romans 8:35-39 it expresses to us nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.

 

Called to live in freedom.

 

The problem here now is, if you’re deep in sin like the once we mentioned. How do we than live a life free from the law that condemns us? We love God so much but we still have sin in our lives. As people we are good in hiding our sins from the rest of the world from our parents or those whom our actions will hurt. Is possible for us to obtain to live a holy life like that of Christ We are far away from being perfect and we are not.

 

I have come to realise that there is no way we can do this by ourselves. In John 14:16 it talks of a Helper. What is the job of a helper, he is there to help you in your lives journey. He lives in us and he is the whisper that speaks to us in times of need or just to talk to you as a friend. He only speaks what Jesus says and reminds us of what he said in the scripture. There is so much more than that in him.

 

John 14:16-17

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever- “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. “ I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.

 

I have come to learn that there has been an idea of what it means of being a Christian. Which tends to push people away. I know God’s intention for us is to live a life from sin. But we still do, we all fall short of this, but every day we try still. This idea is deep in our subconscious. Let me give you an example.

 

If a pastor was to cheat to his wife, we would assume he has lost love for God isn’t. But in fact he loves God with a burning heart despite his short comings. We judge without even knowing it. We focus on the bad more than the good and we are quick to judge. How a life of a believe in Christ should look like, should not be our owns idea but God’s.

 

I use to be a hypocrite because I would try to be a good Christian and try not to break the rules and life a holy life. What I did not realise, I would judge others why is this person being two faced for example? Or why don’t they to this? It’s not my place to judge but to love others and care for them. God deals with the sin, not us, let’s not make ourselves God. You could be deep in sin and believe in God. I understand that it’s a process of transformation of the mind and soul when you start your relationship with God as stated in Romans 12:2. I will finish of with this scripture in Romans 12:3

 

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think soberly, as God has dealt to each ones measure

 

My elder brother told me we are all at different paces in our race of faith as said in Hebrews 12. You may be in the end of the race and your friend at the starting point and another at the middle. That is how life.

 

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Adam longs for companion

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My heart longs for you

And you don’t even know it.

Even when I am sober, still I think of you

Your beauty is like that of a dove.

You cause my soul to take flight.

But my mind guards my heart.

From the pain that could have come loving you.

My mind’s eye never shuts.

Watchful of the Gods gift to man, wo…man.

And my heart swifts through all the women.

Trying to find the perfect match, for my soul

So one lone soul may have a soulmate.

Is she the one? Is not the question I ask.

But is she the right one for me?

That’s is the question I ask.

When I think of her, and make my decision.

To wait or pursue, as God intended.

 

Kindness S

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To be honest the world is full of so many beautiful ladies and so many that are good. But it does not mean if the person is good people, they are always the right person for you to be with. And the hardest thing is letting that person go, the other would be waiting for that right person who is your fit. Now that one is a killer, when you go through life waiting for the person that raves your heart. Most people get impatient and try to make things happen on their own and that can led to heart break and pain. But those who wait and act when it the right season will be happy and the wait will be worth it when you meet that person. One important thing as guys and girls, we should always make sure to consult with your best friend, not that friend you’re thinking of but the other one the one upstairs Jesus Christ. He always gives the best advice and knows everything. He will tell you if it’s a red light, yellow or green light. To sum it all up do it with God.

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Themba And The Two Bartender

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There lived a guy named Themba, he was tall and handsome with a nice trimmed cut with burned sides. He lived in the city of Gauteng Johannesburg, Themba at that point was going through a rough path in his life. His wife left and divorced him. Themba would go far deep into the City of Johannesburg to a bar named The Cocktail Lounge. It was the best bar in the city with star recommendations. It had the best music that echoed as it hit the walls, there were beautiful ladies serving on a trey that would take his mind off his sorrows. At what Themba loved most about it was the bartender, he would make drinks that would set him free from worry, stress, anxiety and the pain he felt.

There was another bar that was just around the corner in which Themba would pass every time he would make his way to The Cocktail Lounge. This bar was not the most glamorous bar in the block and there was a rumour that they only served some kind of water there. The bar was called Hill Tops. It only had a few people, most of the costumers left to go to the fancier bar that most people would say was a paradise.

Themba developed a curiosity about the bar, but he was happy at The Cocktail Lounge. Even though he was hurting the rest of the day except for the time he was at this Cocktail Lounge for the two hours of paradise. Whilst at the bar Themba would do what he always enjoyed doing which was talking to the bartender, he became something like Themba’s priest, while he was indulging himself in drinking. The bartenders name was Seth Damion. Oh he had a clever tongue whatever words he said, would sound like the truth. He knew how to make people feel good about themselves. He would give his customers advice that seemed to be the cure for all their life’s problem, but was actually a match that would light a spark to them.

One fateful day, as Themba was walking down the road to the place he rest his mind. To lay in sins bed for the next hour. He felt the other bar calling him, this time it was not like the other time, it was like he heard a quite whisper in his ear saying ‘come’. Themba decided that maybe it’s time for a change of scenery for a while, so he made his way to Hill Tops. The place was like nothing he imagined, it seemed to be a regular bar on the outside. So Themba took a sit at the bar. At this point Themba started a conversation with the bartender as it was his routine of doing at this point, Themba read the name Jes on the bartenders name tag. The bartender tried to correct him but was shut down, Themba just wanted to get his worries off his chest with a drink of Hunters Dry or something strong like Vodka.

Themba asked for a drink Hunters to get his night started, the bartender said ‘sorry we don’t serve that here’. Themba then asked for a drink of Gin iced, the bartender also did not serve that too. The bar men then told him the only drink they served at this bar was water. Themba chuckled and said ‘really the rumours are true’ with a look of disbelieve on his face, he asked himself what kind of bar is this that does not serve alcohol, he then finally said with a higher pitch what do you serve then’, he was frustrated at this point and needed a drink to soak all his sorrows and worries. Jes told him that they only sold water not just any water, a special type of water that could only be found here witch was actually shipped from a foreign country.

Themba took the drink and had a sip of it, its texture was like water, but the taste was not like everyday water, it had a sweet taste to it and it had a small punch to it. It was unlike anything he ever had. Themba started talking to the bar man and said things he never had said to others and during this time he realised things that he was at fault for and finally took responsibility for it, Jes was there as a ear to listen and guide him. As Themba continued talking he drank more and more water. And he realised the more he drank the happier he would become. He asked the bar man what kind of water was this and the bar man answered, ‘Its living water’. He then further went on to say ‘My name is not Jes, but Jesus the uniform is getting old and I need to get that fixed, are you enjoying your drink.’

Themba was shocked and amazed he knew that there was something different to this bartender, he knew this was true deep inside his soul. His mind was blown wide open, he asked Jesus what is the reason for this encounter and he said ‘I am here for you, I am here so that you can have life, and have it to the fullest. I love you and want to set you free from the hole you are in, I’ve been called from the start and today you heard me. Take my living water and let me in so I can help you’. Themba was happy to surrender his life to the bartender, he knew there is nothing that can go wrong with him by his side.

From that day Themba was happier in life, and full of joy. He stopped drinking and changed his life for the better. Hill Tops bar mysteriously disappeared after that day. Themba thought maybe he was drunk that day and he was seeing things, but that day illusion or not his life was changed forever. Themba felt like he was reborn, a new person. He searched for the place where he could get some of that drink of water he had had in the bar, He found a church although the water did not come in the same shape, he still knew and felt, a gentle touch of that bartenders presence in the church. He finally was set let free from the prison he was in and brought in to the light, a better life of purpose and never ending joy like a fairy tale with a Happily Ever After.

 

The End.

 

Kindness S

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we all have seasons where we face had times and we tend to down in emotions of anger, regret, loneliness. At this time we would make bad decision in attempt to comfort ourselves. Like drinking or any substance and there are those who would even scar themselves. Well i’m here to tell you today that its not over. You don’t have to go through the worst on your own, you may think nobody person understand you, but there is one who knows you inside out, he wants to be with you in this times, where you are pushing everyone away. He want to listen to all the things you want to say. He has not come t o condemn you (John 3:17), but to give you  life and life in abundance (John 10:10). He want you to come lay your burdens on him, so he can give rest to your soul and remove all the weight that on your chest (Matt 11:27-28). Don’t give up God got you, just call on him and he will be there.

John 3:17 (condemnation)

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 10:10 (abundant life)

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Matthew 11:28-29 ( Rest & peace of mind)

 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am[f]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”