Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's Independence Day!

"Let freedom ring. Let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning! Let the weak be strong. Let the right be wrong. Roll that stone away. Let the guilty pay. It's Independence Day!"

Check out the video posted below of Pat Benatar and Martina McBride singing Independence Day before you read this post.  
It's the inspiration for tonight's blog and shows once again that God can use anything He wants, not just songs from a "Christian" artist, to minister to us.

Are you lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, inter-sex?  
It's Independence Day!
Are you straight?   
It's Independence Day!
Have you been hurt by the Church or other Christians?  
It's Independence Day!
Do you think that you don't measure up?  
It's Independence Day!

There is freedom in understanding God's Love for you.

There is amazing Grace that fills your soul when you realize that no matter how many mistakes you have made; No matter how many times you have disobeyed God's plan for you; No matter how many times you have fallen or been hurt........ 
Today is Your Independence Day!

There is no place you can fall that is too far that God's loving arms cannot reach you.
There is no addiction so strong that the power of Jesus cannot destroy it.
There is no sin so great that the blood that was shed on Calvary does not forgive.
There is no hurt so deep that God cannot heal and restore you.

Rise Up and take your place in Equality as a part of the Body of Christ!
Allow God to meet you where you are and Heal You; Love You; Reveal Himself to You!

It doesn't matter what has happened to you, TODAY IS YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Wake up each morning and drift to sleep every night knowing that the price for your Independence has already been paid on Calvary's Cross.

Take hold of that Hope, that Victory, and Live in it.

No matter who you are or where you have been, there is freedom through Jesus.
His salvation is for you!

If you feel like you have been held back by anything; sin, abuse, addiction, complacency, guilt, or shame, shake off those burdens and claim your Independence today!

Through the Love, Mercy, Grace, Redemption, and Hope that is shown to us from our father God through His Son Jesus, every day is our Independence Day!

Live today in Freedom!
It's Your Independence Day!

Always Remember:
God Loves You!
God Created You!
God Accepts You!

Until next time,

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Promises of Hope

You might notice a recurring theme on this blog.

That theme is Hope.
Hope is talked about in one form or another in almost every post.

Why is that?

I'm glad you asked!

Everyone, especially the lgbtq community, should hear the message of Hope that we have been offered through God's unconditional love.

There are so many things in life that try to destroy our hope.
They try to convince us that we have little to live for; a bleak future.
We are bombarded with messages of chaos, disaster, pessimism, and pain at every turn.

At the end of the day, even if it is the worst day you have ever endured, you are left with one thing...


There is Hope that tomorrow will be better.
There is Hope that this too shall pass.
There is Hope that life is more then just the sum of past mistakes, hurts, and failures.

There is Hope in Jesus.

God's promises are yes and amen and through those He offers us Hope.

What are God's promises for me?

Here are just a few for you.
These are for ALL people so stand in them.
Claim them as your own!

Salvation- John 3:16-17 "16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (NIV)

Healing- Isaiah 53:5 "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed." (NKJ)

Joy- Psalms 30:5 "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." (NIV)

Peace- 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of Power, and of Love, and a Sound Mind." (KJV)

Protection- Luke 10:19 "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." (NIV)

Victory- Philippians 4:13 "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me." (NKJV)

Love- Romans 8:38-39 "38For I am persuaded beyond doubt that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, 39Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (AMP)

These are just a few of the amazing promises that belong to ALL Christians.

Thankfully, there are many more where these came from.
I encourage you to study God's word and find out just how much Hope is in there for you.

When you need joy, healing, victory, when you face obstacles that seem too large for you to overcome, grab hold of the promises that God has given you!

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Good News Full of Amazing Mercy, Boundless Love, and Incredible Promises of Hope!

Learn and accept these Promises of Hope that your father God has offered.
I promise you that they will change your life.

As always remember,
God Loves You.
God Created You.
God Accepts You.

Until next time,