Morning Devo- I don’t feel like being a Christian anymore. By Sherry Thorpe

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Nothing is working. I haven’t changed. I can’t “feel” God anymore. Maybe He has left me because I’m too much of a sinner. I don’t want to be fake. I just want to live my life and be a good person, but I don’t want to be a Christian.

If you’ve accepted Christ in to you, you are a Christian and those feelings may or may not come. Feelings where it seems like everything is going wrong and you keep failing at things you are trying to do right! Hmm I wonder if anyone in the Bible can relate?

Paul begged the Lord 3 times to take “a suffering away” and the Lord simply replied with, “My Grace is enough, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Meaning you don’t need me to take “it” away from you, you just need my grace and it’s good to be weak and acknowledge it. When we admit we are weak, we allow the Lord to come in and His power is exposed in our Life. Indulge yourself in His grace- In the person of Christ and watch how those negative feelings will change. It’s something about being in the Person of Christ that takes us straight to paradise. This has been my experience! Regardless of the day I’ve had if I would simply turn my focus to Christ, the Lord is faithful to bless me with His peace and overwhelms me with His Love every single time.

When negative feelings like “I just want to throw the towel in” comes in to your mind, into your feelings just turn your focus completely to the Lord and watch how He strengthens you In Him.

” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

We may not see it as wicked but it is wicked to not trust completely in the Lord. It’s wicked to not believe that He will do what He said He will do in His Word. So when these thoughts or feelings come in to our mind we need to fight back in Christ because Satan sure wants you to throw the towel in. Christ wants to empower YOU in Him to defeat the devil. He wants to show out in your Life but He needs cooperation from you. The Lord is a gentleman and He will do what He needs to do when He has our permission to do so. Crazy He is Lord and still waits for us to say, ” Take the wheel Lord!”

Being around believers who love the Lord helps soften your heart so it’s easier for you to turn to Him. I would encourage you to meet with local believers often whether it’s in a Church setting, small group or just a hangout. The Lord lives in and uses His believers too. So many times I felt like giving up and found myself around believers and those thoughts simply disappeared without me confessing to them my thoughts. Awesome right?

Just a small recap: The Lord will never leave you nor forsake you! – Hebrew 13:5 He will not fail us but He does require our cooperation first. Open up to the Lord, confess your sins and let the Lord heal your mind so He can empower you to walk In Him and defeat the devil who comes to steal from us, kill us and destroy us! But remember Jesus said, “I have come that YOU may have Life and Life more abundantly.” – John 10:10

Jesus is life! In the Bible (John 14:6) it says, ” I am the truth, the way, and the life.” So just open up to Life aka  Jesus and watch your perspective change. Turning our focus to the Jesus makes Him Lord over us and that situation. This is the cure❤️

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Morning Devo – Despite what’s happening in this World, I’ve still been called to go into all the World…! By Sherry Thorpe

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I don’t want to get to the end of my earthly life and turn back and say, “well done Sherry, you succeeded in completing all of your goals!” No I want a “well done” from God. I want to please Him. In order for this to happen I practice being In Christ spontaneously by enjoying Him as my Life, so I can be lead to do exactly what God has ordained me to do.

I try to always bring “the process” up to Christians because I want to remind them, myself included, that we are in the process. God will complete the good work He started in us (Phil 1:6) but it isn’t complete yet. Wanna know how I know? Because we still have our fallen nature. In Christ we are more than conquerors (Roman 8:37) but in ourselves we are still fallen. And although we practice being In Christ, we are not always In Him. Some times we are in ourselves in our feelings. If we could just be honest with ourselves to see our imperfections we will see the Lord is still working on us and this is okay. It’s actually good news! Who else would take their time perfecting YOU? His standard is perfect and this perfect standard can only be met In Christ and He is more than willing to bring you to it spontaneously as you spend time with Him.

My number 1 goal is simple and it is to know God. In knowing God, I find out everything I need to know (Matt 6:33) “the rest added to you”, comes after “seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness“. So first I seek Him and then He reveals Himself, His plans, and my individual purpose in Him. Did you know God wants you to KNOW Him (Hosea 6:6). He wants you to come into the full knowledge of who He is. My prayer for you is simple, it’s a prayer that you may KNOW God for yourself!

How would any of us know anything about God or Know that He wants us to know Him, if no one ever tells us? I have the opportunity to be able to travel often and I’ve visited places because someone mentioned it. I actually didn’t even know some places existed until someone mentioned it to me. Some people have this very small idea that God wants to save them and that’s it BUT He wants to do much more. He wants YOU to be saved into His Kingdom operating in your purpose for the building up of His Church. This takes priority over everything. This is what people mean when they say “God over everything”. But there’s a difference in saying it with our mouths and living it out.

The Lord is merciful so please don’t beat your self up if you’ve put your own interest before Him. Just confess your sins, open yourself to Jesus, so He can wash you clean and build you up in Him. It’s quite simple.

Now as the Lord leads you, tell others about Him in whatever platform He places you in, through speaking, writing a blog, fb post, twitter, in school, at work, at the grocery store, at the gas station, passing out a gospel track- This is going into all the World. You don’t need a passport to tell your coworker(s) or fellow classmate(s) about Jesus. Talking about God should be so normal to believers. After all He is our very foundation and is becoming our very substance. Just let the Lord flow in and out.❤️

Go into all the World and preach the Gospel to all creation” – Mark 16:15

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It’s National Best Friend Day! By Sherry Thorpe

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Today is National best friend day!

lets see what google has to say about “Best Friend”

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I’m blessed to have 2 best friends!

1 of my best friends lives in me. Nope not a baby, my Lord is my best friend.

He is truly my closest friend. I TELL HIM EVERYTHING. Regardless if it’s disgusting or pleasant I don’t with hold anything from Him. He knows everything anyways right? He is literally called Wonderful counselor in the Bible (Isaiah 1:9). So I vent to Him and he counsels me. God has the BEST advice and He knows the future so that’s super cool to get advice from someone that knows what is going to happen.

When I’m feeling down and I just want to be by myself, if He feels like I need to be alone he creates the opportunity, if not He’ll provide unwanted company that I end up not regretting in the end. The Lord is perfect at creating the perfect situation. He is great at everything and He wants to be my friend and YOURS TOO! Not many people can handle being my friend and I’m ok with that (I’m a work in progress). But God wants to be my closest friend. ” Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8 The more I came (drew) near to God the more He revealed Himself to me, the closer He drew to me.

The Lord in His complete transparency is constantly revealing Himself to me. I believe it’s because I’m thirsty for Truth and He is the Truth. Jesus said, “I am the truth, the way and the Life” John 14:6. I’m thirsty and in His word He says, “If anyone thirst come to Him and drink!” #ThatsMyBestFran

I have been blessed to have an Earthly best friend too. And we are totally opposite and I love it. A great balance❤️ She is young and hip and I’m a little older but clearly I’m not hip lol. Some reason the Lord has placed us in each other’s life and I know He made a great decision. This girl brings so much joy to my life and she teaches me life lessons in her caring action towards others. We converse about the Lord together and she keeps me up to date on new trends, lol I don’t google I ask my best friend. I love her! So friendship is good to have with Christ and people here on Earth. If you are a Christian I strongly encourage you to continue and maintain your friendship with Christ and other believers. I was without a Best Friend for a long time and that’s okay if that’s YOU, that just gives you more time to become acquainted with God❤️

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Morning Devo- Are there any side effects to being a Christian! By Sherry Thorpe

 

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I live in a country where if you’re sick and you take medicine you may get some crazy side effects. You might get healed in one area then in another area you need some more medicine to cope with the sickness you just received from the medicine you took. WHAT?! I just want to be cured with NO CRAZY SIDE EFFECTS. If I have a cold, I would like to take some cold medicine without experiencing dizziness or drowsiness lol.

So what’s the side effects of being a believer in Jesus Christ? Sorry, I have to break the news to you, but believing in Jesus comes with side effects! I’ve experienced the best side effects from believing in Jesus. One day I remember being tired, like really tired, like wanting to go and take a nap nap! I met with some girls I knew in high school and I was telling them my experiences about accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and would you know that ALL of that tiredness went away, in fact I experienced a joyful strength of endurance.

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

I needed to be used in that very moment to tell friends about my Best Friend, Jesus Christ and He alone supplied me with strength (#noRedBull) and I ended up talking to them for hours about Christ lol nap nap time was irrelevant.

I remember facing situations, facing days like I CAN NOT GO ON. Ready for the Lord to take me out this game called life. Through fellowship with other believers, prayers, and time with the Lord I was strengthened. I felt empowered to go on. No pills for my depression and suicidal thoughts, Just Jesus.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not feel like I am advising anyone to stop taking any pills of any kind given from their Doctor; however I would like to encourage you to pray about pills you do place in your body and allow the Lord to lead you in what you should take.

Negative side effects are turned into a positive for those that are in Christ (Romans 8:28). Now Christ was a humble guy so if we are IN CHRIST we will be humble.  In Christ, we Christians are always displaying Christ. However we Christians are not always in Christ (this is different from Christ being in US, He never leaves us). When we are in ourself, we display ourself. Before the comments flow in, let me ask you this question are you perfect? No, we are not perfect (without sin)! If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8. Christians are practicing being IN Christ and sometimes unconsciensly/ purposely we wander off from Christ but don’t worry the Lord has an awesome gps track system on us (Jesus in us) and He will come get us or he’ll send His workers to direct us back to Him❤️

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15

If you fail remember this, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Simply confess your sins and the Lord is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from sin(s). 1 John 1:9 AND then carry on with your life IN CHRIST!

So being a Christian has its side effects but trust and believe like State Farm we are in good hands!

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