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The Broken made Whole!
Our world is hurting! And a hurting world creates broken people. I have personally never met anyone, who has lived very long, who did not have some brokenness in their life.  But I have also never read a Christian Bible that failed to point to the solution!  Jesus! 
Not a cliche – but a powerful Name that can bring Powerful results. Just add faith and a lifestyle surrendered to Him and there is Nothing God cannot do!  Isaiah 61:1-2 says: 
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to announce that captives will be set free and prisoners will be released from darkness. To proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, so comfort all who mourn…”
Jesus quoted part of this in Luke 4:18-19, because He was the fulfillment of this scripture.
God has designed us for His purpose. Yes, sin messed things up, but God fixed that too by sending His Son Jesus to live among us, teach us of the Kingdom, die for our sins and then resurrect victoriously over death, hell and the grave, & prove our blessed hope!
But what about now? You have been dealing with the Coronavirus/pandemic… you may be struggling financially, dealing with loss, sick in your body, battling with daily pain, worried about your family, fighting temptations, terrified by anxieties and/or depression issues, living with past mistakes, battling to keep your faith or spiritual disciplines strong… The list could be endless!  How can God expect you to rise to your fullest potential with so many things pressing you down?  Here’s what the LORD says:
#1.  He has given us His promise that though we will face trials and tribulations on this earth, (John 16:33) Jesus said He had overcome the world so we could one day overcome.  God has promised to be with us always, even in the battles, fights, storms and fiery trials!  (Deut. 31:6; Joshua 1:9; Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 28:20). 
#2.  God has given us His Holy Spirit to live inside of us (1 Corinthians 6:19;
1 Corinthians 3:16; Romans 8:11).  If we will walk by the leading of the Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture, we will be strengthened (Read Psalm 119). God literally offers His presence to us!  Emmanuel!  He will comfort us, fight for us, give us wisdom, and heal us from the inside out!  Your life will even bare life fruit’s that are a result of His Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). These are all things God promises us if we will walk in Him. 
#3.  God will anoint you!  Our Father does not just anoint His Son Jesus. When He anointed Jesus, He was making provisions to anoint you too!  I love Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”  God will anoint you! God will empower you! God is with you!  The devil really has no chance UNLESS we forfeit these promises from God!  If it was done for Jesus, it is the Christian’s also:  Ephesians 1:11,14; Romans 8:17; But this does include suffering.  Anointing is developed in our lives by a mix of ingredients that includes our own experiences and pains, our hard lessons learned, and God placing upon us and in us His Holy Spirit. It is a mix of the natural meeting the supernatural! It is a mix of the beautiful and the ugly!  It is beauty coming from the ashes! 
Well, that is enough for now. Meditate on these 3 and we will be sharing more with you as the year unfolds…God willing!  Also check the Home page that contains the New Theme Emphasis and Scripture for 2020-2021.  I love you and am praying for you! 

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