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Have you ever been overlooked by anybody?  You were the right person for the assignment, you were in the right place at the right time, but you were forgotten.  Someone just overlooked you. Joseph was abandoned, rejected and forgotten about,  friends we can overcome that just like Joseph.

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Without the birth of Jesus Christ there would be no atonement and no adoption.  When Hope was born you and I gained our freedom…  

The Lord Jesus was born under the law, lived under the law, and died under the penalty of the law which we broke, and in paying our penalty, He delivered us from any claims which the law had against us. He died under law, and in His resurrection, was raised into a realm where law as a legalistic system does not exist. 

 

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All sin involves a splitting of personality – what James calls being “double-minded” (4:8).  If we become proud, we have an inflated sense of self that has lost touch with who we really are.  If you talk about friends disparagingly behind their backs, you’ve created two personalities - the loving friend and the gossiping friend.  You try to keep the personalities separate by telling those to whom you gossip, “Please keep this in confidence.”  Repentance brings the split personality together and thus restores integrity to the life. The real self is made public.  When the proud person is humbled, the elevated self is united with the true self.  (Paul Miller, 2009)

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Those, in whose hearts the daystar is risen, to give them any thing of the knowledge of Christ, must make it their business to worship him. Have we seen Christ’s star? Let us study to give him honor    

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President Obama says: "Hope is not blind optimism.  It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path.  It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight.  Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.  Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be."

Friends, Jesus Christ is rewriting the script to our life's story everyday we just need an inner courage to believe it the way He has written it!

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Spiritual Therapy produces an assurance in the heart of every believer that creates a Secure Spiritual Attachment to the God of light, love and life.  Solomon, speaking of the wisdom of this God, says in (Proverbs 8:35) "Whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord."

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Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:13

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In times of difficulty, what holds your hope in place?  What Anchors your Hope? 

Charles Swindoll says for the Christian to display “the anchor of hope” in their life it is important while you wait, you give God glory, and while you trust Him, give Him glory.  While you accept the fact that He has you in a holding pattern, you give Him glory. (Swindoll, 1990)

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Dr. J. William Worden is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and at Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University, La Mirada, CA., when asked about bereavement says:  Coming to an acceptance of the reality of the loss takes time since it involves not only an intellectual acceptance but also an emotional one.  …The bereaved person may be intellectually aware of the finality of the loss long before the emotions allow full acceptance of the information as true.  (2009)

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I must ask God, in faith, for the wisdom for living, because faith endures trials.  Trials come and go, but a strong faith will face them head-on and develop endurance.  Faith understands temptations.  It will not allow us to consent to our lust and slide into sin.  Faith obeys the Word.  It will not merely hear and not do. Faith produces doers.  Faith displays itself in works.   Faith acts wisely.  

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