Archive for March, 2012

Thank you, sisters, who joined us in February at St. Paul Community Church!

I am so honored that you would choose to spend your time with us. I (we) do not take that lightly.  Please know that you are being prayed for before you take a seat in that pew, and that I continue to pray that God would use the Words which He gives me to share with you and transform your lives!

We experienced a beautiful time of worship led by Michael Boggs, and I’ve been teaching on SEEING God–even when we can’t SEE Him!

Indeed . . .

His Word IS alive and active (Heb 4:12) . . .

It IS an anchor for our souls (Heb 6:19) . . .

It IS a light unto our path (119:05)!

To our friends who were not with us, we are praying for you, too, and hope that you can join us this month, THIS WEEK (same time, same place, St. Paul Community Church) on Thursday, March 29.

Here is a recap from our February gathering:

“How can we see God when we can’t see Him?”

• By Faith . . .

We live by faith, not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).

Faith is being sure of what we hope for & certain of what we do not see (Heb 11:1).

Blessed are those who have not seen & yet have believed (John 20:29).

Remeber: SEEING GOD IS NOT A SIGHT ISSUE, IT IS A FAITH ISSUE.

What we are looking at will greatly determine what we see.

We are usually more intent & content being seen rather than seeing (God).

They have…eyes but cannot see (Psa 115:5).

• By Fixing . . . 

FIX your eyes on Jesus (Heb 12:2).

We FIX our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen (2 Cor 4:18).

FIX these words of mine… (Deut 11:18-21).

We MUST be aware of distractions and be careful of “first glances.” The enemy is subtle and our eyes are easily seduced, particularly if we are not fixed on things above. One simple first glance at something or someone could be the distraction to our destruction…it was for Eve.

• By Filtering . . .

Nothing will be clear if we do not filter what we are seeing through God’s Word which gives us the view God desires to impart on us. Using the lens of God’s Word is imperative to filter the circumstances and challenges of this life.

When you are having trouble fixing your eyes on Jesus, ask Him to SHOW you if you can’t see Him.

Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul (Psa 143:8).
Show me your ways, O Lord… (Psa 25:4).
Show me, O Lord… (Psa 39:4).

“Now show me Your glory.” (Ex 33:18).

In summary:
If you SEEk Him, you will see Him.
FIX your eyes on Him.
FILTER life through His Word.
Ask Him to SHOW you–big.

Often times, we must forsake the seen for the unseen, and then, and only then will matters become clear–after we are willing to TRUST.

Sisters, God  wants us to SEE Him! And, when we do, there is nothing He won’t do to keep our attention!

He loves you!

He created you!

He has an amazing plan for you!

Just as Jeremiah 1:5 & 29:11 says, “before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope & a future…”

He is proclaiming, “SEE, I am doing a new thing…Do you not perceive it?” (Isa 43:19)

He is asking “What do you see? What do you see?” (Jer 1:11,13).

What DO you see?

I pray you are looking for Him…Resurrection is around the corner…

Join us Thursday night for more on “recognizing Jesus.”

Love and blessings this Easter season,
Candice & the Her Passion Team

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