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Overcoming…..How do we do it?

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I’ve never liked physical exercise, nor been into sports.
 
Therefore, the athlete analogy in scripture didn’t do much for me until I read 1 Timothy 4:8. Now there is a scripture I can get my teeth into! 🙂
 
I can and do, understand the need to overcome obstacles in this life for there are many of them. We say we have faith for something “someone” bars the way. We (as christians) do too much of this “well it must not be God’s will” (type thing) giving up too easily. A Major part of our walk is to OVERCOME!
 
In fact, I would say that’s the biggest goal. Didn’t Jesus say “fear not I have overcome?” and saying in a nutshell, if I did, so can you?
 
Yes indeed, He did.
 
Christmas a lot of times is just overcoming obstacles, and I didn’t realize it until just now. God didn’t send it, (Christmas) people came up with it.
For many it’s an obstacle course.
 
It’s either an opportunity to get upset, or a chance to let God produce love, generosity, more fruits of the spirit, and whatever else he’d like to do IN US at Christmas OR any other time in our lives.
 
That’s all trials really are. Opporunities to Overcome.
Oh, so THAT”S why he said rejoice (when you have a trial)
It’s your big chance to overcome!
And you don’t even have to sign up for the Olympics to do this! 
 
YAY!!! I can Get the Gold! Go for the Gold! Hurray Hurray! And yes LORD, I will do it! Be with me I pray! as I go and JUMP over all these spiritual hurdles I face today!
 
cheering you on!
Your partner in this life in Christ Jesus!
 
Laura Grace
PS (Here’s the scripture I told you about!) #overcoming
 
“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”
 
1 Timothy 4:8 by Laura Grace (Author) 
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Building in God #3 Walking on Water..and out of thin air!

walking on waterI wouldn’t be where I am today without God (this I know).

As I look back I see so many times I really was a “water walker” but I did not see it then. I am reminded of the time I had no clothes dryer, we live in an apartment in Minnesota. If you’ve ever lived there, it’s pretty hard to get your clothes dry in a damp basement.

I called the used appliance store and purchased a washer but they had no dryers. I said Father you are big enough to bring me a dryer! Out of thin air! After I said that I went about my business.

A couple of days later I smelled gas in the house and the maintenance man was called, and came over. He said:

“it looks like you are getting settled in.” I said yes If I had a dryer my life would be complete. He said “Someone moved of another apartment and left their dryer behind, I don’t know if it works, do you want it?

“Sure,” I said. He went and got it for me (not his job)

And sure enough, it worked! We Moved there with 2 kids, 17 large boxes, and NO furniture. My son was crying “will I have a bed?” My mom gave us a bed, the Baptist church gave us a bed after we got there. We were even given a car! (Wow) …

I can still see that guy standing in front of the church saying “I’ve had this car for a long time, praying about who to give it to” And I’m going to give it to them” (and handed me the keys).

When we moved to Minnesota, I had to sell our car to afford the Uhaul. We had to move there, my ‘ex” had caused us to lose our place to live and we literally had no place to go except “this one place” where the door opened up for us so we had to go. I was studying how God opens doors no man can shut and this one door opened…….so we went!

I had searched and searched for an apartment where we lived and none could be found (and he had caused us to be evicted).

The point Is I said “You will provide” and i refused to believe any different. that was during the time God was giving me the 3 P’s. I am your provider, protector and I Prosper you. Prosperity is ANYTHING OVER WHAT YOU NEED!

In the land of Milk and Honey it was ……Milk and honey, houses and land. A place to Grow Vineyards! not fancy vacations or big fancy cars.

Don’t tell me God doesn’t do miracles. I know better!! (and that is just one story out of many many many …….) #godisgood #testimoniesofGod  

For this story and more Purchase Grace to the Rescue: (Via Amazon)

https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Rescue-testimony-1/dp/1548002461/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514653127&sr=8-2&keywords=grace+to+the+rescue+by+Laura+grace