I hope you can find time for this…

I have listened to this video over and over. Why? Because the worship pulls me into the presence of God and the message by Bill Johnson is epic, timely, and real… straight from the heart. Do yourself a favor by making some time where you can sit down with an open heart, and expect to be changed. Enjoy!

Bill Johnson at OneThing Conference 2016. The worship service and the message from Bill Johnson are on this video. The message begins 1-hour-17-minutes from the start of the video. Click this link: https://youtu.be/9sysx0oMri0

In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen

This is only a test – Part 1

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“Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.” (Psalm 105:19 NLT)

Do you have a dream from God that hasn’t happened yet? Or, do you have a Promise from the Lord that seems impossible? You know, the kind of Promise that gets further away every time you turn around. Listen, rest assured, God fulfills the dreams and the Promises that He makes. “SO WHY HASN’T MY DREAM AND MY PROMISE HAPPENED YET?” Well, that’s a complicated question… but what I do know is, it’s NOT God’s fault. And the “devil” does his share to discourage us, but he’s not always the one to blame either. Sooooo, that leaves only one,,, US, as in YOU and ME. “What? How could I be the one hindering my own dream?!?”

Well, first take another look at Psalm 105:19 — “Until the TIME came to fulfill his (Joseph) dreams…” There is always TIME between the dream and the fulfillment of the dream. For Joseph, it was 22 years before he saw his dream completed. In today’s society, including Christians, it’s hard to find anyone with “patience.” I’m talking about the “22-year-hard-core-trusting-God” kind of patience. We live in a microwave generation and we want everything NOW! And “why” do we want everything now? It’s because we don’t seem to have enough time. I guess you could say, “We don’t have TIME for PATIENCE!” Unfortunately, God is not in a hurry. In fact, He often uses patience (and time) as He molds us to stand perfect and complete in ALL of His will for our life.

The Bible says there is a time for everything. God had a specific time to fulfill Joseph’s dream. Joseph probably had no clue it was going to take 22 years. Patience is defined as: “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Joseph could have given up on his dream from God. But instead, he chose to learn patience… without getting angry or upset. He wasn’t asking God to hurry up, he knew God had a plan for his life. Joseph learned to enjoy the journey as much as he enjoyed the destination. We should learn from Joseph. Slow down, practice patience, renew your focus, and trust the Lord to fulfill your dreams and promises.

In Him,
Pastor Kevin Kinchen

Don’t wear another person’s armor.

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FACT: If you’re alive and still breathing you will face challenges and battles while on earth.
TRUTH: If you are a Christian you possess, or have access to, everything you need to face, conquer, and defeat EVERY challenge or battle while on earth.
WISDOM: Don’t attempt to face, conquer, and defeat those challenges and battles with another man’s (or women’s) armor.

In 1 Samuel chapter 17 you will find the ultimate victory of David, a mere shepherd boy, over the giant experienced warrior Philistine, Goliath. Physically, David had no chance. King Saul knew this and gave his full-bodied suit of armor to David. It was so big and heavy that David chose to give it back and use what he had; a shepherd’s staff, a slingshot, and five stones. But David had a secret weapon.

David told Goliath, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Armies, the God of the army of Israel….” David’s secret weapon was his confidence in God. David trusted that God would deliver Goliath into his hands, just like He had done when a lion and a bear tried to kill his sheep. David didn’t need any armor….he used what he already had and trusted God to do the rest.

So, what does this have to do with you and your challenges and battles? God has a pathway for YOU to follow so YOU can face, conquer, and defeat YOUR challenges and battles. Jesus, worked miracles all the time. Almost every one of them were done in a different way. The people received their miracle because they followed the path (the directions) He created for each individual. What works for someone else may not work for you. That’s why you will need to dive into your Bible and pray for the Lord to reveal the things He has already provided for you, so you can experience victory.

The Lord has brought me through everything from death sentences to financial troubles and He never provided what I needed in the same way. And He did it in ways I had never thought of. I trusted Him to reveal a Scripture, a Word directly from Him, or the right doctors, or even something I needed to do for victory over my challenge. And I can tell you without hesitation, GOD has YOUR answer to YOUR situation in or through His Word and the pathway for YOU to follow. The only question is, “Are you willing to spend some quality time with Him, and time in His Word, so He can share the path He’s already set up for you?” I pray you are willing…

This devotion is from,
Pastor Kevin Kinchen’s beautiful feet that proclaim good news of good things! (Rom. 10:15) http://www.footwrites.com

Are You STRESSED!?!?!

WHAT DOCTORS SAY ABOUT STRESS –

  • Stress has been called “the silent killer” and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat.
  • Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
  • Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for short-term emergency situations. Chronic exposure can damage, shrink, and kill brain cells.
  • Stress can alter blood sugar levels, which can cause mood swings, fatigue, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for heart attack and diabetes.
  • Stress can increase the ability of chemicals to pass the blood-brain barrier, which shields neurons from some poisons, viruses, toxins, and other fluctuations in normal blood chemistry.
  • Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood flow to other parts of the body.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT STRESS –

Proverbs 12:25 GW  A person’s anxiety will weigh him down, but an encouraging word makes him joyful.

John 16:33 AMP  I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

Matthew 6:31-34 MSG  What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.  (32)  People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.  (33)  Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.  (34)  “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

ONE MORE THING THE DOCTORS SAY –

Laughing lowers stress hormones (like cortisol, epinephrine, and adrenaline) and strengthens the immune system by releasing health-enhancing hormones.

MY ADVICE TO US ALL –

  • KNOW JESUS…INSTEAD OF KNOWING ABOUT HIM.
  • TRUST GOD.
  • SPEAK ENCOURAGING WORDS.
  • LAUGH A LOT….A WHOLE LOT!

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