Say Something About It!

Say Something About It!

All of us face challenges.  Struggles and stresses come from all areas of life and ministry.  In many cases, we have found that we can buckle down and press forward until we reach the other side.  Sometimes, though, our struggles seem to last for so long that we begin to lose heart.

Dear friend, do not lose heart! 

Though I may not be with you right now to encourage you face to face, I am with you in spirit and God’s Holy Spirit binds us together in Christ.  So, let me give you this brief word of insight.  Think back to one of the very first Bible stories you most likely ever learned, the story of Creation.  As the Scripture reads, “In the beginning…God said…and there was!”  Did you catch that?  God only had to speak!  Christ showed us this same authority time and time again as He healed the sick, cast out demons, and even cursed a fig tree.  He simply spoke.

For your challenge to change and for you to experience that overcoming victory, God simply needs to speak!  There is also something you need to do.  You need to speak as well!  God exhorts you to speak to your challenges.  God tells you to speak to your “mountains,” your situations and stresses.

Think of it this way.  God tells you to be imitators of Himself.  He says that you are created in His image so speak to your struggles and stresses as He would.  Do you know what the best thing is to speak to them?  SCRIPTURE!  Speak the written Word of God.  Not only does God tell you that it will accomplish what it is sent forth to do, but when you hear yourself speaking God’s Holy Word, it increases your faith!

You are in our prayers!  Thank you for keeping us in your prayers as well!

Increasing in Christ,
Pastors Gary & Alisa Linn