Character

Character is what we do when no one is watching.

Character – a lost english word.

character noun – the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

 

courage noun  – the ability to do something that frightens one – strength in the face of pain or grief.
It is not supposed to be that hard.  How do you _____________.    How do you walk through stuff like that?  I will tell you how. You walk through it by the presense of God.   When you walk through those dark hours of life you have got to have the presense of God.  Christianity is not a religion.  Christianity is a relationship with God.  Christianity is a relation ship with God that is real.  Christianity is walking with God in the presense of God in times like that.   In times like that you worship.  In times like that you pray.  In times like that you hang on to the God that you know is good.  Sing because when you sing to God he comes.  Pray because when you pray to God he comes.  Worship because when you worship God he comes.  In time when you cannot help yourself pray and worship because He comes.   I do not worship only worship when everything is going great.  When Jesus breaks in everything changes.  There is something better than breaking out… That is breaking free.
Where are you going to run?  Are you going to run back to what put you in bondage, in jail, in servitude in the first place?
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,
Freedom can NEVER be defined only by the removing of chains and the opening of doors.     Freedom can only be defined by this ” The spirit of God”.

2 Corinthians 3:17  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

I want you to know that freedom.  I want you to know God.

If your breathing God is not finished with you.  No matter what you are walking through there is hope.  There is Grace.  Maybe your choices are separating you from God but there is hope.   God is ready to break into your situation.  God wants you back.  God wants your back in the right relationship with him.
Detour to you dreams – Gateway Church, July 23, 2013   Pastor Mark Jobe
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