Hi there!
Pastor Grace Welcomes You Today!
We're hoping to encourage you to find
a new perspective on life
and propel yourself
out of misfortune
and into HOPE!

Today's Encouragement:

9 - Recipe for Coming Out of Poverty

Isaiah 61 :
1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,
Because the LORD has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor ....
NKJV

To lift myself out of poverty
And become the person God created me to be
I need to change my thinking

The Lord requires
That I give back what I have borrowed
With an attitude of gratitude and with interest.

If I learn these simple principles of regular discipline
and make them the basis of my new lifestyle,
I will be well on my way to
Taking control of my life,
Gaining the trust of those around me,
and at last becoming
The mature adult that God created me to be!

Now what you need to know today is the following truth about You and God:
GOD CONSIDERS YOU HIS SOLE POSSESSION:
"(Jesus) gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness
and to purify for himself a people that are his very own,
eager to do what is good."
(Titus 2:14)

20 But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day.
Deuteronomy 4:20 (NKJV)

9 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -
10 from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
1 Peter 2:9-10
(from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

Prayer:
Father, today I accept that You love me, and I breathe in Your love right now.
As I receive Your love into my inner person, I refuse every attitude of lying, cheating and stealing I have harboured, that have caused those I should care about to turn away from me.
Today I ask You to transform me from the inside out, so that I can progress in my life. Make me a mature human being, wnose lifestyle reflects my love for You, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Amen.