In life it is very easy to harbor our hurts and cover up our pains on the outside but when we do this then we are only allowing Satan to rob us of the freedom that we can have through Jesus Christ. If we are not careful in our hurts sometimes our pains can turn into bitterness when we don’t properly understand the Word of God and this infection will often spread to others until we learn how to overcome our trials in life. Not only can our pains cause us to be bitter but they can also cause us to settle for something less when we can do even more.This is how Satan works in our lives by never wanting us to be who God set us out to be.
When we allow bitterness to grow in our lives without learning to forgive those that may have hurt us then we are allowing Satan to control our lives to the point that we often can’t see what God is trying to teach us. For in every life there is a lesson and until we learn how to search for the answers and do the work it takes to overcome our issues then we are only going to face the same cycle of events over and over.
It is imperative to know that bitterness is of Satan and God uses our hurts to develop us into who we are set out to be. Until we learn how to truly forgive and turn our issues over to the Lord then we are only carrying around a time bomb that can explode at any given moment. Sometimes in life we have to look at the pain to establish the root of the problem and if we avoid the pain then there is no gain.
When God reveals something to us we are to look within ourselves and apply it to our lives to help us take another step in life. But so many times we want to lash out at one another instead of praying for God to reveal the lesson to our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Lord plainly teaches us that vengeance is His and the righteous always rejoice when the truth wins out, but so many times we take matters into our own hands instead of trusting in God to work it all out.
I challenge you this week and every other week to turn your bitterness over to the Lord through the blood of Jesus and allow God to use your hurts to help others along the Way. Until we can openly talk about where we have been then how can we honestly even think about where we are going? Our hurts take time to overcome when we carry them for many years but when we learn to shake them from the point of beginning then they are less likely to set up the wrong roots that can rob us of the life that we can have through the love of Jesus Christ…amen
James Harrison / Servant
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James Harrison says
Dear Brother In Christ,
It is our goal this year to carry this ministry here at BLM out to reach everyone we can. Currently we are in need of support to provide the means to go forward and I am praying for the Lord to provide us with other believers who are in agreement with our ministry to help us build Balanced Life Ministry into what God has shown. There are no words to describe what God has given and we know that in His timing we will be going forward. Please contact us through our contact page and we will pray for God to give us the direction we need.
Please keep us in prayer as we will for you and yours.
James Harrison / Servant
pastor kamal gill says
Dear Brother and Sisters In Christ,
Jesus Christ Ministries (JCM) is a non profit, nondenominational Christian ministry working for the pread of the Gospel in Pakistan. We are working for this mission since the year 1999. We are located in District Layyah of Punjab Province of Pakistan.
In a period of only few years we have done an extensive work to send the gospel out in Pakistan. We live in a very backward and underdeveloped area of Punjab where people are illiterate, not only in the formal and non formal education, but as well as in the knowledge of the Word of God. And due to the lack of Education 8 out of 10 people have the tendency towards drugs and narcotics, which is a very alarming situation. People do not respect each other. People here do not value each other’s customs and rituals. They do not send their children to school. They do not read the Bible. They do not go to church. In a nutshell, they are far far far away from the Word of God. And this is the reason why we are starving to send the Gospel here in this area.
To get the Gospel to the people who need it, we have Sunday prayers. Also, we organize open-air prayer meetings in the surrounding areas where no pastor or evangelists are going with the Gospel. This way we are reaching those people who have never heard the Bible before. We have Bible Study classes two times in a month. Also, we have Sunday Schools where we teach people about who Jesus Christ is? And what is the purpose that he came on earth became a son of man and died for our sins.
Since our existence we have been doing this with self help. But as now we expand, we need your help to carry on our mission. Please join the helping hands that God has sent us. We need your help to spread the Gospel in Pakistan. There are many many more areas like Layyah that we have to reach. There is a great multitude that God yet have to save. We desperately need your help. We request you to come and work with us in partnership.
I also have been working as a freelance translator for the past 4 years. And so, if you need any of your materials to be translated into Urdu, Punjabi or Siraiki languages, please do not hesitate to ask me to do services for your organization.
We look forward to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Rev. KAMAL GILL Senior Pastor
Jesus Christ Ministries
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