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Unthawed

Romans 15:7-13

So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it! Jesus, staying true to God’s purposes, reached out in a special way to the Jewish insiders so that the old ancestral promises would come true for them. As a result, the non-Jewish outsiders have been able to experience mercy and to show appreciation to God. Just think of all the Scriptures that will come true in what we do! For instance: Then I’ll join outsiders in a hymn-sing; I’ll sing to your name! And this one: Outsiders and insiders, rejoice together! And again: People of all nations, celebrate God! All colors and races, give hearty praise! And Isaiah’s word: There’s the root of our ancestor Jesse, breaking through the earth and growing tree tall, Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope! Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
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Ever have someone tell you that you are not living up to your full potential?  How did that make you feel?  Did you feel threatened?  Did you lose whatever peace you had?  Maybe you felt frozen in place with no escape in view.  Perhaps this caused you to break down or go inward.  Maybe for some, it made you step out of your iceberg and do something different to change your circumstances.
Sometimes I used to look at my life through a window wishing I could change my circumstances.  I stood there staring into the promise of tomorrow yet I felt the door was forever frozen and I would never escape from this life I had made for myself.  I stood there not pitying myself but feeling satisfied somehow.  How deceived Satan had me.  I felt as weak as a snowflake that was trapped under an avalanche.
I am not sure what caused me to finally open that door, or at least try.  I guess I had had enough at some point and I was going to get my hope of a new tomorrow.  I assure it was not easy to break through the frozen tundra standing between me and peace, however with God all things truly are possible.  As I began to take one step at a time into the frozen atmosphere my spirit began to stir and come back to life.  Suddenly I felt the sun on my face.  Soon I could feel again.  Then in what seems now like a blink of an eye, I was free, roaming in warm climate once again.
What do you need to be unthawed from?  What hold does Satan have on your life?  Are you frozen in time?  Are you looking out that window seeking release?  All I can tell you do is close your eyes and take the hand of God.  Trust that He has a good and perfect plan for your life.  Begin one step at a time to become unthawed.  Surrender whatever it is to God and watch Him blink His eye and remove you from the situation.
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Open the Window!

John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Time to break some boxes WIDE open!  For those who have accepted Jesus as their savior He now resides in their heart, right?  Well, if this be truth and He is the light of the world, then we also are the light of this world….right?  So, can anyone explain to me why so many of us Christians are like darkened vessels?  Why are we so caught up in our own darkness that we cannot see that we actually have the light that can make all of that disappear by the mere mention of a name….Jesus?
Several Christians right now walking this earth are of no help to anyone lost person simply because they have not chosen to open the windows of their hearts to let the light shine out.  They are so consumed in what’s wrong in their lives that they are hopeless and searching for someone to give them some light on the subject while all along they had the one tool they needed right in their own possession.  What a marvelous feeling to be saved, however even more remarkable is the wonderful feeling of the darkness being removed from the depression, self-conflict, self-doubt, consuming sins, lack of self-confidence, loss of identity and all the other lies of the enemy.  Freedom is in the light, open the window.
 When we choose to open the window we do two things at the same time, we allow Jesus to begin a healing work in ourselves and we are able to let the light of Jesus shine out to those around us.  When we submit ourselves to the light we no longer dwell in darkness which opens up our window of opportunity to pour into the lives around us who also need to have their darkness evaporated.  What joy can arise from the light when the window is finally opened.
I encourage each of you to pry open that window you have been keeping closed.  Allow Jesus to flood you with the light and let Him change you from the inside so that you can shine to the outside world.  I understand it may seem like the last thing you want to do, yet it will be the best move you ever made.  Opening the window does come with a warning….be ready to be changed and renewed by the light.  You life will never be the same but I assure it will be so much better!
.  We have but to love one another and share the Gospel where ever we go and if we walk in darkness all the time we will be unable to complete our task while we are here on earth.  There is freedom in the light, choose to open the window, let the Son Shine In so you can let His Light Shine Out through you.