February 7, 2020

Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell Him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:6-7 TPT

1. FROM ISOLATION TO CONNECTION. You are not alone. Even on the days you’ve felt most lonely – God is with you. If you’ve felt the tendency to pull away and isolate yourself, follow the pattern of the Early Church. They continually came together to hear the Word, connect and fellowship together, have meal time, and pray (Acts 2:42).

2. FROM DISCOURAGEMENT TO COURAGE. God knows your situation and He is cheering you on, telling you to take courage because He is with you. Take time to encourage yourself in the Lord through prayer, worship, and remembering how God has helped you in the past. Find another person who needs a boost and be the voice of courage to them. Watch how it helps you too!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

3. FROM FEAR TO FAITH. The devil will use isolation, discouragement, and fear to keep us locked away from our purpose to honor God and help people. But God wants to break off those limits and help you step out of fear and into His plan for your life. The Bible says that God’s love casts out fear (1 John 4:18); so take some time to meditate on how much God loves you – He has your back in every situation!

God loves you!
Pastor Jeff Perry

I am always full of joy in the Lord. I keep rejoicing. I don’t worry about anything; instead, I pray about everything. I tell God what I need and I thank Him for all He has done. I will experience God’s peace – which exceeds anything I can understand – and it will guard my heart and mind!

cour·age noun
To act in accordance with one’s beliefs. The quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

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