The word Forged can be defined simply as: the process in which metal, for example, is heated in a forge and hammered into the proper shape. We as people can also go through this same process.
“Life Can Be Tough, But There IsOne That Is Willing To Walk With Us Through It All”
There are two things that are presently at war within the heart of a young person. There's passion, then there's purity. Passion and purity are two pursuits that can either preserve sexual integrity and mental health, or destroy the intellect as well as the heart of a man or woman. Passion is our carnal glasses, it seeks to lust after the one that catches our eye, tossing purity to the wayside, and casually entertaining sexual thought, emotion, and body language. Purity, on the other hand, is a God-given desire that if one waits for that sexual love to be shared in marriage, that couple will reap God's best and see God's intent for creating purity. 1Thessalonians 4:3-5 Passion is the wide road open to all yet only offers fleeting moments of pleasure and satisfaction. Purity is the narrow road open to all and offers the benefits of true, lasting, longsuffering, patient, kind, selfless, compassionate, and joyful love. 1 Corinthians 9:27Therefore, we ought to seek our first lover and jealous God who begs for our attention and intimacy with Him alone. Mark 12:30 Why give in to instant passion now which will only leave you in pain and guilt when God wants you to wait for His best and experience His unique design and plan for your purity in waiting. Matthew 5:8 Despite the many voices of family, friends, and society you can achieve purity. Purity is your moment by moment decision; so, allow your steps to be ordered by Jesus.
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Are you suffering? Is there something in your life right now that is pressing down on you that you feel as if you just can’t bare it anymore? Well, be of good cheer! You are favoured by the Lord! The Bible says in James 5:11 that, “…we count them blessed who endure…” and in Matthew 5:4 it says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Do you feel as if God is mad at you and punishing you? If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, then you have nothing to worry about. God is not mad at you. Jesus took all the wrath that you and I deserve already Romans 5:1. However, if you have put your faith in Jesus and you still believe the Lord is punishing you, God is not punishing you out of His anger; rather He is lovingly correcting you. The English word ‘chastise’ in the Greek language is paideida(Strong’s 3809) and is used in Hebrews 12:5-11. Paideida means discipline and training and has nothing to do with anger or any negative emotion. So, as the writer of Hebrews says, “strengthen the hands which hang down and the feeble knees…” Hebrews 12:12 be strong, know, and believe, “that all things work together for good to those who love God” Romans 8:28. God is using your struggles for good, do you believe it? Believe what He says, regardless of what is happening, take Him at His word because He is trustworthy! Remember, “…We must go through many tribulations to enter the kingdom of God…” Acts 14:22. “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” 2 Timothy 2:3. Hang in there friend! By the power of the Holy Spirit, you can!
3. Now is the time, we cannot waste any more time being comfortable in the place we are in as a church. The light of the fire, Jesus, wants to consume our innermost personality and burst outwardly to gain men to Christ. The church is the catalyst for bringing a person to Jesus; we are the ones who throw the life saving, life giving being, Jesus, in an ocean of deep waters to a struggling and dying world. Today the church has become a poor excuse, a disheartening flow of hurt, pushing one away from Christ instead of towards Him. A people indebted to clearing the way to our Savior Lord Christ, are in its place crowding the streets making people stumble before they even get there. 2. This has got to stop now! Take a step back, pull out the Holy Word of God, and let’s put away our pointing fingers. No more casting stones, let us lead them to the stone, which is Jesus; the rock, our 1st love, who is the epitome and reality of who we are naked and bare, the existence of our souls. He is our image, we bear His name. Let the church awake from the grave of fear, and doubt, and death. Let the church throw off the dead bones of our carnality and shake up in our souls the proof and evidence of our God. 1. Our God is alive; He is power manifested and His truth rips us in our convictions. He opens our locked imagination of the unseen. He is God Almighty, satisfaction, what we search for, and the longing that will be present day, afternoon, and night until our soul is snatched up from this earthly vessel. Let us eagerly share the living,breathing message of Jesus, who died, rose again, and dwells in ourhearts by faith... not by sight.