An addicts testimony 

Never would have made it

Marvin Sapp

Nothing like the love of God!

Romans 8:37-39

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I recall a young man talking to me about his life of drugs and how he had lost everything because of his actions. Things he said to me was profound. He said even when he turned his life around accepting Christ his family rejected him because they did not see truth the way he did. His father was absent from his life and his mother was bitter. He said in a discussion with his mother he told her he apologize for all he had put her through. Her reaction was that of a angry woman spewing words of discord no peace. This led him to understand his approval and love would only be found in the gift that only God can give a man or woman. He said, “Ms. Kim that gift is unconditional love, but along with that I needed to love myself beyond my faults to meet God. He went on to say that gift God gave me that day picked me up out of the gutter by leading Holy Ghost filled evangelist to pray for me. I could then see beyond the deception and the addiction, God truly loves me and He is a deliver who sets souls free. There is nothing that could keep the love of God from meeting me that day!”

No matter what we have experienced in our lives or through out the week disappointing and traumatically painful the love of Christ is everlasting and sustaining. Gods love reaches in to the utter most depth of the world to save His own.  His love defeated the enemy on Calvary and its wonder working power is still available to anyone in need of the savior. Offer Romans 10:9-10 to someone you know whose lost that they may experience the Christ centered love this young man shared with me. Share this text even by reading his experience with a loved one or just pass the message on!

In Jesus name Amen!

Written by: Kim Warner

Published by: Inner Faith Wealth Builders ! Evangelism

Copyright © 2015

Self serving or God serving

Patience is a fruit significant to servant-hood, it also let’s one know if he’s still controlling his life or if his life is controlled by the being he works for. The human flesh is inclined to let you know you’re in control on many occasions, but I work for a being who has told me I’m employed by his presence yet for a season here in the earth at this time. While the privilege to live and set the record straight of my disobedience and rebellious traits this presence I reverence has acquired me access to his wisdom and knowledge acquired over life times which is eternal Grace.

Going to the table to sit in and restaurant, the servant comes to take your order… their service determines whether you will tip them or not. The other aspect is the restaurant owner pays the servant predicated upon their performance. The servant is not paid based upon his or her thoughts of how service should be provided but how he was trained to serve. Thus patience is needed when you have customers who seem to be intolerable, because spiritual fruit stands the test of time. Patience that has ripen to its full potential will serve everyone with the service of the most high because it knows who gave the gift or offering to serve.

Thus patience is a virtue endowed from our father up above, giving the measure of grace to continue our participation in the futuristic caring and evolving toward the human race. So before you think or speak as if your running your own business remember you gave him full control when you said, “I will LORD I will…”

Unconditional Love

“Unconditional love” is a term used by someone who has acquired the ability to love others with patience and understanding beyond their undesirable behavior. When we look at people who have been victimized by abuse it can be hard to understand.  If they are not treated they can repeat the story of their victimization. In this case the person is living with defeated personality traits that have been deposited through a string of abusers.  Abuse generally originates down the line of generations. It is important to find out where this root comes from in order to sever it.

Standing up to this behavior as soon as it starts is your first response – you are fearless and wonderfully made! By submitting and allowing a person to rob you of healthy living, little do you know you’re contributing to your demise which is an offense to the life God gave you. Saying no to abuse in whatever form it may be opens the door to change and restoration. Realize these people have been robbed, the pain they suffered thrives and seeks the same emotion and empowerment their abuser received when they were being victimized. The only way to help yourself and them is to take back what God gave you and seek counsel.  Abusers are like Satan and man’s best friend (dog) – when they smell fear they tend to attack. The promises of change spoken by your abuser will not come without your help.  The promise of change is in the foundation God gives, this is the God of light I’m speaking of, not the God of darkness. Know what you’re working with and begin to stand confidently in prayer and fasting.

Taking action is unconditional love, for the one that is hurting you is ALSO hurting. The acts of abuse are actually cries for help. This is in no way written to excuse the behavior of abusers, but to remind those in need that the root started in a familiar place. God loves the sinner, it’s the SIN he hates. Why allow your child to grow with misleading understandings of love? Why even allow them to think God created them to be misused? If you’re an abuser or a victim, take back what’s been given to you, your choice for life abundant was given through Christ. When you look in the mirror see yourself as worthy!