Its In Your Favor

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God has a plan to take every adversity, every hardship you go through and use it–not to beat you down and make your life miserable. No, God’s dream is to take that difficulty and supernaturally turn it around and use it to bring you good. He will use those tough times to bring you out stronger, more mature, and prepared for promotion! Goodness, mercy, and unfailing love are God’s plan for you!

You may not understand everything that’s going on in your life right now, but I encourage you to keep your head held high. Know that God is working in your life. Keep being faithful. Keep doing the right thing knowing that in the end God is going to turn things around in your favor. If God is for you, who can be against you? No one. Greater is the One who is in you than anyone who can be against you. No matter what’s going on around you today, you can put your shoulders back and put a smile on your face because God has good things in store for your future!

Jody K Young

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Do You Know Him?

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As I sit this morning having my coffee I ponder on what it is that I could leave you with as another year ends and we prepare to enter into a new one. There is really nothing new that I can say to you other then what I have encouraged you in over the last 364 days of this year, which is to continue to encourage, uplift and inspire you into your destiny.

Just as every church service is never ended without them offering you a relationship with Christ so will I do with the ending of this year. If you do not know him or would like to recommit yourself know that it is never too late. I highly encourage you to get to know Him. I can not promise that every day will be Sunday but I do promise you that it will be life changing.

Jesus is not a Tradition some passed down story. He is the GREATEST EDITION WRITTEN and TOLD.

His Rendition is FREE and cannot be sold. He paid a cost for the Victory of your SOUL

You dont want to ever live or die without this Book of Volume expressing his LOVE.

Its a story about You and HOW God so loved the world He sent his SON from ABOVE

You cant get the Addition until you allow Him to make the DIFFERENCE in your LIFE.

Jesus plus you now that Sums it up and lessens a WHOLE lot of your STRIFE.

Its worth it when you divide it all up. Add Him and it will be WRITTEN of you in His Final Edition- THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE!

When the curtain call is made, will it say you deleted, blocked or dismissed him? MMM! Or will you see Him at peace. This is the inheritance for His BRIDE, His WIFE.

Get back in the BOOK. Rewrite your hook of grace. Be grateful He specializes in Blotting out your foolish mistakes.

He remembers them no more as you RETURN for your robe and your ring. HE owns the best white out heaven can make.

He forgives and he forgets and tosses out your stuff as far as the east is to the west.

Unlike men who remembers your past while forgetting their own rearview all the while just strengthening your TEST.

Trust in This JESUS and you will be blessed as can be. Even by THIS Son of man who was cursed on the Tree

I dare you to forget every other fairy-tale story you may have ever told and learn of His REAL DIVINITY, CHRIST the LORD

Then soon and very soon he will say unto you His sheep, “Enter into my REST, Well Done thy good and faithful you passed the test, Come aboard!

A CHRIST WORSHIPER In ME!
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, and not according to Christ. For in Jesus Christ dwells all the fullness of God”

Jody K Young

Light Of God

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When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in. (Psalm 112:4, NLT)

Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty or times when things just seem dark. During these challenging times, know that you are not alone. God has a plan to drive out the darkness—He will flood you with His light! Notice that in today’s verse it doesn’t say, “The light will come trickling in.” No, it says that the light will come bursting in! That means suddenly, you will see God’s goodness. Suddenly, you’ll be promoted. Suddenly, the answer will come!

If you’ve been going through a difficult time, get ready for the goodness of God in a new way. Know that His light is about to come bursting in! Get ready for breakthroughs. Get ready for promotion. Get ready for restoration. You may have had that problem for a long, long time, but today could be the day that it turns around. Suddenly, things can change! God wants His glory to be seen on you. He wants you to stand out in the crowd. He wants you to be so blessed that everyone around you can see His goodness on you! So keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and keep declaring His Word because His light is going to come bursting in!

Jody K Young

A Personal Story

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A Personal Story

I guess one could say that life is rarely an easy journey.

In life, we experience all kinds of pain, from thousands of different sources. A paper cut, a lost love, rejection, isolation, cruel words and actions, you name it.

Perhaps there is a memory of a particularly embarrassing speech you gave in seventh grade, or, a broken heart that just won’t heal. A memory that makes you cringe every time you look back at it.

Perhaps you had wished that this memory had never happened, had never occured. It would only be normal to wish your woes away.

However, have you ever thought of how you felt after you had healed those wounds? After the salt had stopped seeping into the cut? Perhaps you felt like you learned something, perhaps you didn’t, maybe, even now, you remain bitter, lost in the throes of the past.

But, even if those memories are so painful, they are so incredibly precious because each one of them is an experience. An experience that might have hurt you so badly at the time, but most likely provided a lesson of sorts.

It doesn’t have to be deep, the memory could have been something as simple as running on ice and then falling down and scraping your knees. Chances were, after doing it once (or a few times over), you figured you’d better not run on ice. Now, take that example and apply it to your life, replacing the ice with perhaps a backstabbing friend and the running with trust. The lesson then would be not to trust someone who has already betrayed you.

Now, you don’t have to agree with everything I’m saying. I’m just trying to get one point across here, that when something hurts you, it usually makes you stronger. You learn from the past and apply it to the future. You learn, mature, and change.

So, the next time you are looking back and cringing at a painful memory, remember that the experience has helped to shape who you are and that without that experience, you would not be who you are right now. Cry if you have to. But, stop being embarrassed about something that happened three years ago, stop worrying about what those people said in the fifth grade, stop caring what they thought of you in junior high.

Stop hurting yourself with the past.

Because, your path in life has shaped who you are now. And if you want to love yourself, and you want to be happy, you have got to let go of the past. And be yourself, be you.

Keep all those painful memories in stride, but don’t let them get to you. Cry if you have to, cry.

Do what you want to. Live how you want to. Love who you want to. And don’t give second thought to what anyone else says. Because, everyone is unique, everyone has something different to offer.

And now, as my thoughts cease to come to me with such ease, I sit and remember all the good times, and all of the bad times. And I smile. I would like it if everyone could be so at peace with themselves and smile, instead of crying or aching at the memories.

So please, smile.

Jody K Young

Keep Dreaming

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“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit” (Galatians 6:9, The Message).

Everyone has God-given dreams and desires. We all have goals we want to accomplish and situations we are believing will be turned around. Sometimes it seems to take longer than we originally thought. Sometimes, things don’t work out the way we planned, and it’s easy to lose enthusiasm. If we’re not careful, we’ll get discouraged and end up just settling where we are. But God doesn’t want us to settle, He wants to take us higher. But many times, people miss out on God’s best simply because they give up too soon. They don’t realize how close they are to their victory.

Friend, don’t let that be you today. Don’t give up just because things seem hard. You’ve invested so much, and you never know, just a few more days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, another few months of staying in faith, and you could see that situation turn around. Remember, God is on your side! Keep standing and keep believing because you are closer than you think to fulfilling every desire He’s placed inside of you!

Jody K Young

Rain Rain Rain

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“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know Him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring” (Hosea 6:3).

God promises that He is near to those who call upon His name. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re going through; He is your deliverer. He’ll bring light into your darkest hour; He’ll bring rain into the dry places; He’ll bring restoration and healing to the broken places. When you call on His name, you can be assured that He will respond. As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, God will faithfully respond when you seek Him.

Sometimes, people think they have to clean themselves up or change their behavior or habits before they can turn to Him, but that’s not what God says. He is ready to receive you just as you are. Even if you feel like a mess, He’ll take your mess and turn it into a message. His arms are open wide today. Open your heart and call upon Him. Press on to know Him and His goodness.

Jody K Young

I Am

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Jesus wants you to know:

You are my beloved. (Eph. 5:1)

I knew you before you were born. As my hands formed you, I whispered purpose into your bones. I can’t not love you. (Ps. 139:1-6)

I love you beyond human reason—even at your very worst, steeped in sin. (Rom. 5:8)

My love is contrary to all you know of “love.” I Love you “even though” and “deeper still.” My love reaches, pursues, remains. (Ps. 36:5)

My Love for you won’t walk out, fail, or ever come to an end. (Deut. 31:8)

No matter what you’ve heard or what you’ve come to believe, there’s nothing that can separate you from my Love. (Rom. 8:38-39)

I am not like people. So please—don’t put human words in my mouth or apply human behaviors to my character. You will miss me altogether. (Isaiah 55:8)

I’ve never ignored you. I’ve been here all along. Protecting. Loving. Waiting. (Ps. 56:8)

Your love of _____ (sin) isn’t worth eternity. I will break your chains. I will give you the desires of your heart. (Jn. 8:32, Ps. 37:4)

Please forgive some of my followers. People—even Christian people—will fail you. You live in a fallen land, where no one is perfect and all need My grace. Put your faith and trust in Me alone. (Psalm 146:3)

There’s no sin I will not forgive. You are the “whosoever believes in me” whom I will give eternal life … if you believe. (John 3:16)

As resourceful and brilliant as you are, you cannot save yourself. It’s by God’s grace and faith in Me alone that you are saved. (Eph 2:8-9)

I understand your pain and heartbreak. And my heart breaks with you. (Is. 53:3)

There’s nowhere you can go where my Love won’t find you. (Psalm 139:7-8)

The shame and guilt weighs you down has been taken care of on the cross. Your bill has been zeroed out. (John 3:16)

The addictions. The pride. The selfishness. The hate. The lust. The jealousy. The critical spirit. The greed. I can heal it. All of it. You can start fresh. Today. (Rom. 8:1-4)

I will forgive you. But only if you ask. And I care more about the “ask” than I do about the sin. (Acts 3:19)

I will not force you to do or be anything. I want a relationship with you more than I want to rule over you. (Jeremiah 31:3)

I will forgive your sin and I will forget it. That’s right—completely erase it from my mind. No replays, no record. Gone. (Ps. 103:12)

It’s never too late to turn your life around. I came to give second chances. (Luke 23:42-43)

I love you. Let’s talk. (Jer. 29:13)

Jody K Young