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It’s all about the Grace.

 I really enjoy Spring.  Warmer weather and trees start to bloom.

This week is quite a stormy week in our area and it’s always good to have some kind of plan for when something unexpected might happen.   We don’t wait until the siren goes off to get prepared.   When the electricity is out things change rapidly.   Gas pumps and ATM machines do not work.  The internet doesn’t work and it’s only a matter of time before the cell phone battery loses it charge.

We are kind of the same way.  If we don’t charge our spiritual batteries by reading the word we can lose our charge too.

Things do not work as well when our “electricity” is out.  We need to stay plugged in to God through his word, good faith filled teaching on the Word, and fellowshipping with other people who are plugged into the Word rather than the world.

One of my favorite teachers on grace is on the Believer’s Voice of Victory this week.  Many years ago when I just started to hear of the word “Grace” I was getting frustrated because nobody seemed to know what it meant.   It had to be more than something we say before we eat and the “‘oh well…his grace is sufficient.”  Kind of  cop out for not having any faith.

I love how God works.   A friend of mine and I were at the Rhema Campmeeting that year and the minister was Keith Butler.   I was not too familiar with Rhema or any of the students, teachers etc.   Come to find out that was quite a campmeeting.    Mark Hankins was also teaching sessions, and then there was a special guest that showed up during one of the evening meetings that Kenneth E. Hagin preached.   Let’s just say the “special guest” stole the meeting.  It was an amazing meeting.

Besides the “special guest” showing up one evening,  I laughed like I have never laughed in church listening to Mark Hankins teach.  Then there was the icing on the cake.   Keith Butler spoke on Grace.  This was my first time to hear an entire session devoted to grace and what it was.  No disrespect to any of the other teachers but God knew I wanted to learn about Grace so for me.  Those sessions about Grace and the “special guest” were like God reaching down from Heaven and saying.  “Hey, you’ll love this.”   This is the guy who can teach you about Grace.

I wish I could tell you more about the “special guest” but it was just something you literally had to be there and see or “not see” for yourself.

If you get a chance to watch Believers Voice of Victory please do so and download the new study guides so you won’t miss anything while Bishop Keith A Butler is on the show.    Check out the new study guides on the KCM website at Media downloads

Thanks so much to Believers Voice of Victory and Kenneth Copeland ministries.  They have had an amazing line up this year for guest teachers and getting the word out about the different ministries out there to help everyone live a better Christian life.

For more information about Bishop Keith A Butler and Video on Demand visit their website at Keith Butler Ministries (clicking on link will open new window)    And subscribe to their podcast “Live your Faith” on ITunes.

Plug into God’s grace and just watch how your life will change.  The difference is like turning a light switch on in a dark room.

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#3030Challenge Day 1: Driving out bad habits.

Want to know what the #3030Challenge is?

Commit to study the Bible for 30 minutes for 30 days.  Joyce Meyer Ministries has issued the challenge and you can sign up at http://www.joycemeyer.org/

Day 1

Today while reading Numbers 32-33,  My “aha” moment happened when reading the verse Numbers 33:55.

Num 33:55  But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. 

Wow, that is true even today.  They are still being vexed by those inhabitants.  How about you?  What do you need to get rid off that keeps you annoyed, frustrated and worried.

Let’s take a look at the word inhabitants.  If we look to the middle of the word we will find the word habit.  Wouldn’t you agree that any bad habit that we do not drive out of our life can become pricks/splinters in our eyes and thorns in our sides. (think of traveling through a thornbush) If you have ever picked blackberries you may have discovered blackberry thorns attached to your clothes and how annoying and painful that can be if the thorns prick your skin.

Just like traveling through blackberry bushes to find the perfect berries, the thorns on the vines can grab you and hold you back from reaching your destination.  A bad habit can also hold you back from reaching your goals.

 One major habit that many struggle with is doing things later.  “I’ll do it later” or leaving something for someone else to do later can really hold people back and stress relationships.   My favorite comment is “If you don’t have time to do it now, when will you find time to do it later?”

Do you realize that by putting one and two minute tasks off till later can add up to a whole “Later day weekend?” Why put everything off until the weekend.  Why not Do it Now and save your weekends for time with family or finish a project you’ve been working on for years.

Kicking out those “I’ll do it later thoughts” can help you become a “Do it now” person.  Driving out the “I’ll do it later habit” and replacing it with a “do it now” habit.  Will save your weekends, days off and help with your relationships.

What bad habits do you need to drive out of your life today?   Which ones are holding you back and preventing you from reaching your promised land?

Join the #3030Challenge at http://www.joycemeyer.org/ and get inspired today!

Don’t have a Bible reading plan that works for you?   The awmi.net Bible reading plan can help you read the entire Bible in one year.  Print out your own copy here http://s3.awmi.net/downloads/bible-reading-plan.pdf  or search for “Bible Reading plan”  at the top of awmi.net home page.

If you sign up at  joycemeyer.org they will send you information on  #3030Challege and good ideas on getting started with studying your Bible.

Get started today.

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Grove Christian Center 33rd Annual Ladies Retreat with Ceitci Demirkova March 8-9, 2013

Ceitci33rd Annual LADIES Retreat March 8-9, 2013

Grove Christian Center Hwy 10 Grove OK. (918)786-4497 gchristiancenter@sbcglobal.net

Schedule: Friday 8th 7-p The Fun, Spirit~Filled, weekend Begins!
Saturday 9-a Continental Breakfast provided by the ladies of church
10a-12p Service Continues!

SPEAKER: CEITCI DEMIRKOVA

Born and raised in Bulgaria, a former Communist country, Ceitci’s story is one of tragedy to triumph and poverty to richness. Arriving to the USA at age 19 with $100 and 100 words of English, her ultimate passion and purpose was, and still is, helping people. Her personal stories of overcoming life’s challenges and not stopping in the face of betrayal, discouragement or sickness are intertwined with her messages of hope, truth, love and purpose.

Along with her many endeavors and ministries, Ceitci has also been a radio and TV show guest on national and international media, and has authored an autobiography and devotional series called “A Cup of Inspiration”.

There is no admission fee for the retreat.  A Love Offering will be taken.   A refreshing time for Ladies.  There will be NO Nursery provided.

For more information see ceitci.org

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