1 Peter 5:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT) 6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Dear brothers and sisters, life is not easy. It can be so sad, and lonely at times, and hard. Some of us make mistakes, others are tempted. The LORD has warned us about these things though and he encouraged us!
John 16:33 New Living Translation (NLT) 33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Our enemies are not those of flesh and blood'
Ephesians 6:12 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Footnotes: a. Ephesians 6:12 Some manuscripts read you.
I want you all to remember; though we could have many oppressors and countless enemies. Do not fear!
1 John 4:4 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
When we put our trust in the LORD our God, we can walk boldly where ever we go. For we know he has sent us; he is our God, the LORD of Heaven's Armies!
Psalm 77:16-19 New Living Translation (NLT) 16 When the Red Sea[a] saw you, O God, its waters looked and trembled! The sea quaked to its very depths. 17 The clouds poured down rain; the thunder rumbled in the sky. Your arrows of lightning flashed. 18 Your thunder roared from the whirlwind; the lightning lit up the world! The earth trembled and shook. 19 Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters— a pathway no one knew was there!
Thank You, LORD for always being there. For holding our hands through this dark time. Please, keep our spirits strong, fill us with Your Holy Spirit, help us to obey Your Will. Thank You, for being with us.
I was so discouraged and was asking God if all I have done is for nothing. After I read what you put up and let my bad feelings leave I was editing a video till three in the morning. I am starting to feel my strength for creativity coming back. Praise God!
Zechariah 4:6-10 New Living Translation (NLT) 6 Then he said to me, “This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 7 Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’[a]”
8 Then another message came to me from the LORD: 9 “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
(The seven lamps[b] represent the eyes of the LORD that search all around the world.)
Footnotes: Zechariah 4:7 Hebrew ‘Grace, grace to it.’ Zechariah 4:10 Or The seven facets (see 3:9); Hebrew reads These seven.
WHERE IS THE FRIGGIN LOVE BUTTON?!? This is an awesome connection between a great scripture, a great word, and a great video. May want to post where you got permission to repost the video though just to be on the safe side. I know most of his videos, he states to get it out there.
Really? I didn't think I needed permission seeing how Sta.sh allows you to post videos in the first place lol That's great though I didn't know he had a son, let alone that he was in it. Thanks for the support I appreciate it.
Thank you for writing this, I'm so glad you're letting God's light shine through you! This helped me a lot, and the song is a really nice touch! I actually saw Matthew West in concert before Christmas!