Bridge Ministries

Bible Study

August/September 2018

II Corinthians 5:17

Many of you have had problems growing up, and one of the things that become a habit is blaming everybody else for the position you got yourself into. Remember that old hymn...Grace, Grace Marvelous Grace! We are now under Grace and Praise the Lord He forgives us for the stupid things we say and do...but it is time to mature in the Lord. Hallelujah! This is not the time for any of us to be "playing church!" The Lord really loves you, in spite of knowing all about you, and even why you do and say the things you do.

It's time we stopped belly-aching about things that seem out of control in our lives, or those affecting our families. Stop and Pray! Ask the Lord what you should do if anything to ease the situation; sometimes, in fact, most times you just need to pray and be thankful for what the Lord has already done for you. If you think the Lord is going to answer your prayers when there is ingratitude in your hearts, you will never receive and some of you have been waiting a very long time.

You know, many people come to us heart-broken over job situations, marriage, physical problems and children who have gone astray. We tell them to put their hands out in front of them, palms up and turn them over...now let the Lord have His way in your lives. LET GO! All will come about in His timing, not ours and when our attitudes are right. At times I believe we forget we serve a HOLY GOD.

It is much like somebody in need of physical help, so many folks just start screaming...STOP...PRAY FIRST! Dr. Jesus is the best doctor I know, and He never changes and since God made these bodies, He can fix anything that’s wrong with them IF we allow our faith to be unleashed and dare to trust Him. Faith and Trust go together, remember, doctors and lawyers PRACTICE MEDICINE and they are practicing on you.

When I was in a Tribal village in Ghana, I had to be translated twice. I started walking with some of the folks to the area selected for ministry, and there were drum beats loud and furious. The Lord spoke to me and told me to go ahead, cross the stream quickly. I thought that was impolite, but Holy Spirit insisted, so I went ahead of them. I heard screaming, as I turned and watched, a tribesman from a nearby village cast a small green snake that was meant for me on top of one of the accompanying pastor’s head; he reached up and was bitten. That snake is known as a 5-step snake, very deadly. They were all screaming because they just knew he was going to die. I calmed them down and told them to stop crying and screaming and pray and spoke life over him in Jesus Name...he is alive today and ministering in Utah! There is an alternative if you prefer you can fill your days with medical appointments forever and ever Amen! I personally went to a heart specialist at my doctor’s request; I said to this doctor, “I don’t like going to doctor’s and he said, neither do I!” I am fine after taking all the tests, as I knew I would be.

Are you in fellowship with a church or Bible Study group? Perhaps you need to take care of that problem. We need each other, and as the days become shorter before the Lord comes; lots of things are going to change, and we are going to need each other, more and more.

Are you walking in the Grace of God today? If so… start enjoying the peace of God, take a deep breath and relax. See how the Lord has blessed you and your family BE GRATEFUL!

God loves you so much, He sent his beloved son, Jesus to pay the penalty for your sins. Yes, Jesus blood paid the penalty for my sins and yours, but first, you must admit you’re a sinner and need help, some people I know have missed that step and wonder what is wrong. Many people are so heavenly-minded they are no earthly good.

II Cor. 5:17 tells us “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; and behold, all things are become new.”

Dr. Lila Jane Tibbitts
Bridge Ministries Inc.
http://tibbitts-bmi.org
Hebrews 13:8

 
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