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My Problems – Your Problems?

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My problems – Your Problems?

Jesus made your problems His problems
Will you do that to bless someone today?

Jesus made provision by taking our problems as His.
You can accept His provision and His plan and process
If you reject, He cannot help you
If you want to join the fellowship of the saints, you may do that
if you accept, we will make your problems our problems
If you reject, we will not be able to help you.

If I have problems you can help me
If we are brothers you will help me
You will make my problems to be your problems
In your attempt to help and bless me

What if, in the process of you helping me
I decide to make you feel guilty for my problems?
That happens.
People seem to get confused about whose problems are whose problems.
In the process of helping someone,
The helped person can displace their hurts to the helper

Sometimes whole families do that
They blame a helper for causing their problems
Problems that existed before the helper was involved
It is not logical but it is a common experience
It is easier to find someone to carry our hurt instead of accepting the responsibility

It is easy to make someone a scapegoat
The scapegoat then is saddled with the blame for the original problems
That existed before she/he was involved in helping

Jesus made your problems His problems
Will you do that to bless someone today?

But, please, I do not have a right to make my problems to be your problems
That is illogical, painful and sad and it does not help me with my problems.
If and when I do that, you need to remind me of the truth of the situation
So I accept and own my problems and take personal responsibility
And appreciate and respect that you are helping me in my life.

Fulfill the Law

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Bear ye one another’s burdens

And so fulfill the law of Christ

Galatians 6:2

I Could Never Out Love the Lord

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I Could Never Out Love The Lord

I’m going to live the way
He wants me to live
I’m going to give until
There’s just no more to give
I’m going to love, love
’til there’s just no more love
I could never, never out love The Lord

There’ve been times
when giving and loving
brought pain
And I promised I would never
Let it happened again
But I found that loving
Was well worth the risk
And that even in losing you win

I’m going to live the way
He wants me to live
I’m going to give until
There’s just no more to give
I’m going to love, love
’til there’s just no more love
I could never, never out love The Lord

He showed us
That only
Through dying we live
And He gave
When it seemed
There was nothing to give
He loved us
When loving brought
Heartache and loss
He forgave on the old rugged cross…

I’m going to live the way
He wants me to live
I’m going to give until
There’s just no more to give
I’m going to love, love
’til there’s just no more love
I could never, never out love The Lord

The Collingsworth Family

Your Problems – His Problems

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Your problems – His problems

How did Jesus deal with love?
You had a problem you could not solve.
Jesus had the answers for your problem.
What did He do?
He made your problems, His problems
Why did He do this?
What sense does it make?
What did He get from this?
He loved you
He loves you

How can we bring Jesus to our world?
How can we be Jesus to our world?
We can make other people’s problems, our problems.
We can join them in their difficulties.
We can offer them the redemption that we have received from Jesus.
We can display the healing we have received from Jesus
We can offer the healing love of being His children

What if people do not accept?
What if they cannot accept?
What if they run away?
What if they hide from the healing love?
What if they cannot feel worthy of being loved?
What if they feel like they are an inconvenience?
What if they feel like they are just a bother?
What then?
What will you do then?

What did Jesus do?
He loved them anyway?
He loved the unlovable – the blind, the deaf, the lame, the lepers –
He loved them.
The abused, the sorrowful, the hungry, the widows –
He loved them.
He made their problems, His problems.
Why would He do this?
What did He get from all this?
Joy – in a word – Joy
It was His joy to see you blessed

Not my monkeys!
Not my problems!
“Let it Go!”
I want my way
My money, my house, my life my, my, my, my…
Infantile –
We are all dying
When will we grow up?

We need each other
Jesus has reconciled
Jesus has given to the ministry of reconciliation
Jesus gave us the recipe for restoration
Go to the one who hurt you
Go to him/her alone
Tell him/her how he/she has hurt you
Restore the relationship
By giving up your rights to be right
Like Jesus did

Jesus gave up –He gave up His rights to be right
He gave up His rights to Heaven
He gave us His rights to life
The angels were confused
They saw Jesus suffering
They wanted to go and save the One they worshipped.
He could have called them
He did not call

What do you have?
What has God given you?
What can you share?
What are you willing to share?
Food, money, love? What?
Yourself? The blessings of healing?
What?
Is your plate full of good things?
Can you share a little to someone who has nothing?
Can you share your lunch?
Can you share some of your much?

Are you willing to be an inconvenience for others?
For others who think of themselves as an inconvenience
Because they have been treated as an inconvenience
Because their childhood needs were not met
Because their childhood was lost to the ‘needs’ of the ‘big people’ in their lives

Now they are here
Now you are here
Can you help them?
How can you help them?
What are you willing to give up?
Are you willing to deny your self?
Are you willing to share your abundance?
Are you willing to die?
That is what Jesus did
He died
He added humanity to His Godness
He died
He died for those who are on bad advice.
For you
For me
He brought truth – He is Truth
He is The TRUTH

We add Godness to our humanity
We become ‘Jesus’ to those God has called around us
We love with the love of Jesus
We present Jesus as the Truth
He gave so we could have
We have because He gave
We have so we can give
Your plate is so full of good things
Will you share a little bit so someone can have a little bit?
Jesus made your problems His problems
Will you do that to bless someone today?

Jesus made provision by taking our problems as His.
You can accept His provision and His plan and process
If you reject, He cannot help you
If you want to join the fellowship of the saints, you may do that
if you accept, we will make your problems our problems
If you reject, we will not be able to help you.

We will die
How will you die?
What do you want to do before you die?
We are here to bless each other
Because we are blessed by Him
He loves us so we can love each other
That is why we are here.
We die to self so others can live
That is why He came
That is why we are here.

Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s

Breathe on Me Breath of God

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Breathe on Me Breath of God

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

Edwin Hatch – 1878

I Have a Dream – Part VII – This is Not a Dream

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Part VII – Eternity

For then
We will live with God and Jesus for ever. Forever. And Forever.
“From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
In our physical birth, We were born into this world.
In our Spiritual birth, We were born again into His world.
In our physical death, We will be born into eternity.

It will not be a dream. It will be far better than any dream.

For now
We are living far below our calling. Paul called us to rejoice – even in prison, he called for us to rejoice.

Worship

Worship is the call on our life.
Worship is a personal matter between you and your God.
Worship is a corporate experience between the bride and our Bridegroom.

Worship is the way we declare victory over the enemy.
Worship is the way we display the real redeemed heart that Jesus gave us.
Worship is how we express our longing for Heaven.
Worship bridges the gap between time and eternity.
Worship makes the dream come true – now – it is not a dream – it is true.
Now.

How to Live Above This World

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Psalms 100 – How to Live above this World

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD,
He is God;

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and
Enter into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and
Bless His name.

For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting, and
His truth endures to all generations.