You know as we continue daily in this ministry, we try to stay busy for the Lord. Where God opens doors and places for us to go, we do our best to be obedient.
We aren't always sure how we are going to do what He tells us, but we stand in amazement every time when things always come together. Why is it that we as Christians know that God has given us promises that He will never leave us or forsake us?
DASH is hosting classes on Tuesday nights in Lebanon for those on the other side of addictions, the families and friends. We have had 1 person three of those weeks, 3 people on one night. Are we going to stop the classes because of the attendance, no, because God has told us to start them. He will add to these classes, we really feel He will, because He told us to go.
Yesterday we traveled to Rockwood, TN for a festival we have been invited to for 3 years. We don't see alot of movement in people, but we always have such a good time. We don't see alot of financial backing, but yesterday a new friend blessed us with a gift that was exactly what we needed.
Coincidence? No, our God is our provider, our God is our strength. Things don't happen by chance, things don't happen by coincidence. Things happen when we follow God's leading, when we are obedient to His call. His timing is perfect, His timing is Right on Time.
When you are in need, when you are feeling lost, when you feel hopeless, worthless, unlovable.....be obedient to what the Bible tells us....Cry Out To Jesus. Your answer will come, but always remember In His Time.
Just listened to a song by Lauren Talley called Broken People. Wow how true the words of this song.
We have met so many people as we have been honored to follow God's leading in this ministry. When we get caught up in addiction to drugs and alcohol, all the other parts of our lives start to unravel. We become like dolls that are carried around and played with, eventually one of the arms falls off, we lose a button eye. The doll many times gets thrown away because it is broken in the eyes of our parents or us.
As people look to find the answers to the holes in their hearts many times they find themselves trapped in these addictions. The addictions start to take over, destroy our lives piece by piece. Destroys our health, destroys all our relationships. Then we find ourselves being thrown to the curb, put out like trash because our families, friends etc see us as "broken."
Well the Bible teaches us that Jesus came to this earth for the broken, the woman at the well, the leper, the demon possessed Legion. Because God doesn't see us or our lives,as broken. He sees us that we needed a Savior, so He sent Jesus.
God sees His children made in His image. He sees the Masterpiece He created. He doesn't see the flaws, the cracks...He sees His children.
I thank God for sending Jesus to put the broken pieces of my life back together. I thank Him for being the glue that holds me together when I feel I can't go on.
God is your Healer, your creator....Reach out, just as the woman who touched the hem of Jesus garment. All you have to do is reach out to Him, then He comes to you in your brokenness to make you whole again.
Went to church today at Souls Harbor in Damascus. A church that in an hour of service and a lunch afterwards showed a church with a heart. They have the heart of God, the vision of Jesus to reach the unlovable as society sees people. They showed such a compassionate heart for those trapped in addiction.
Last Sunday, I had the privilege to talk to a Mom who's heart was broken and torn. She has a daughter who has been trapped in addiction for a few years. This Mom only had a chance to talk to her daughter when the daughter was able to sneak a phone call from her boyfriends phone. Last Sunday, the daughter got that chance to call her Mom. Said she wanted help, said she knew she was going to die if she didn't get help.
Pastor David, from Souls Harbor followed the instructions from God and went on Monday and got this young lady at the place where she was staying and got her out to go get help. As he shared his part of the story, you couldn't help but feel the love of God he felt for this young woman. Her mom shared her part of this story and the relief on her face to hear of The Hope her daughter now has through her faith in Jesus to get into recovery.
The son of the young woman hugged his grandmother with such love.
See this church came together in prayer for this young lady to see her get help and to feel the hope of God for her life. Her mother just keeps sharing with me that she knows there is a plan for her daughter, she is standing on God's promise for deliverance from drugs for her daughter.
This has been such a miracle to be a part of this week. Thus is what DASH Ministry is all about. Giving people hope through Jesus Christ for chains to be broken, lives to be changed for eternity.
Never give up hope on your child, son, daughter, spouse, friend. Continually lift them up to God in prayer for restoration of their life, for them to give their heart to God for an eternity in Heaven.
God is in the miracle business.
Palm Sunday. That day over 2000 years ago that Jesus began that final journey to walk down the road to Calvary.
His journey walking the earth sharing the love of His Father was coming to an end. He knew in a very short couple of days He would hang on a cross and bear my sins, bear your sins all these years later we would be guilty of. But on this day as Jesus rode in on a donkey, the crowds loved Him. They were excited to see Him.
But also in those crowds were people who hated Him, hated what who He said He was.
See really Palm Sunday isn't a whole lot different than today. No Jesus isn't physically here walking among us, but God is with us every day. Christians who believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, love Him. Yet more and more every day there are people who hate God, people who hate everything that Jesus represented.
See Jesus was here to walk this earth to tell of His Father's love, grace and forgiveness. To tell us there is a Heaven and a Hell. Now it's up to us.
So on this Palm Sunday do you feel the rejection, the persecution of people knowing that you love, worship and believe in a Father you can't see? Do you share the love of God with everyone you meet regardless of what they look like, where they have been or what they have done? Jesus did. Examine yourself this Palm Sunday. I am.