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Brandy Edenfield

Brandy Edenfield

How many times in my life have I enthusiastically started something only to quit before I’ve finished it? A new book, new class, new exercise routine/eating plan, new form of discipline with my kids or communication style with my husband. My determination and commitment are always so strong in the beginning, yet it dwindles through the “process” and I end up throwing in the towel and going back to my old ways and behaviors. Can you relate?

We’re often enthusiastic starters, but so many times we miss the joy that God wants us to experience – the joy of completion. The joy we feel when we can look back and see that the work was worth it. The joy that comes when we can analyze our process, dissect it from the beginning to the end and recognize a tangible shift in our behavior or mind set. But such joy isn’t a a gift we receive freely, it requires something from us. Effort and commitment. Similar to a marathon, we have to push through pain and exhaustion, hills and rough terrain and utter discouragement and choose to press on even when we feel like quitting. We must reach down deep inside and determine that we will see it through no matter what the enemy tries to throw at us to get us off track.

We are called to be “like Jesus” and He never quit anything. Remember, even in His last agonizing moments as He hung on the cross, He didn’t hang His head or breathe His last breath until He spoke those powerful words, “It is finished.” He finished His work here COMPLETELY, leaving no prisoner in bondage; no sin unforgiven; no broken heart left in pieces; no enemy undefeated. He was victorious in His completed work here on Earth. And He calls us to do the same. FINISH!

As we find ourselves half way through this semesters Crossing2Freedom classes, you may find yourself struggling with your commitment to see it through. Please let me cheer you on with this beautiful FIGHT mantra from Gods word:  Phil. 3:14  says “Press on to reach the end of the race and receive the Heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus is calling us.” As you press on and continue to press in, be encouraged that your loving Father promises you this:

“He who began a good work in you will see it through to completion.” Phil. 1:6
Our hearts desire is to look and talk more like Jesus isn’t it? In order to do so, we have to learn how to follow His example of finishing well. He conquered death until victory was won and eternity was secured for His children. He completed His task and He is sitting at the right hand of the Father cheering you on and LOVING you through your process. DON’T QUIT! The reward will be GREAT!

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There are two Kingdoms.
We have a choice…
What will be yours?

Have you made a decision to surrender your life to Christ? if not, please read the following and make that choice today…

God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life-abundant and eternal.

The Bible says…

  • “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1 (NIV)
  • “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (NIV)
  • “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 (NIV)

The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This result is separation from God

The Bible says…

  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)
  • “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NIV)

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God…

The Bible says…

  • “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12 (NIV) “But your iniquities have separated you.

God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says…

  • “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.” 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)
  • “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
  • “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)

God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.

The Bible says…

  • “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he           with me.” – Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
  • “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 (NIV)
  • “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 (NIV)

Where are you? Will you receive Jesus Christ right now?

Here is how you can receive Christ:

  • Admit your need (I am a sinner).
  • Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
  • Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
  • Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)

How to Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

God’s Assurance: His Word

The Bible says…

  • “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. ” Romans 10:13 (NIV)

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?

  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9 (NIV)

Receiving Christ, we are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the “new birth.”

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ.

To deepen this relationship you should:

  1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better.
  2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
  3. Tell others about Christ.
  4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.
  5. Discuss baptism with a minister and make a decision to be baptized right away. This is an outward symbolism of the washing away of sin. Christ himself was baptized. As HE does, so we should do.
  6. As Christ’s representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

Please let us know that you said this prayer. We want to rejoice with you and send you some material to help you in your new life with Christ. May the Lord truly bless you this day.

In Him, Jan Hicks

(most portions of the above material was taken from the site of http://www.billygraham.org

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We have hundreds of testimonies from around the world of God’s healing power from those attending and using the tools learned from these teachings. Separate or combined, they are life changing. So many healed of numerous physical diseases, mental emotional challenges like depression and bipolar. Delivered from taking handfuls of pills a day to “none at all.” Feeling a REAL LOVE relationship with themselves, others and Jesus Christ.

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