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 Tim's Blog 
Monday, December 12 2011

Merry Christmas you say?  It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's a time of joy, excitement, and festivities!  But maybe to you it seems bleak, empty, dead, and meaningless.  Maybe you just lost a loved one, or experienced a broken relationship.  Maybe you have a child that needs deliverance, or have a loved one in prison.  Maybe you are in prison yourself, or even worse are living in a prison without bars.  Maybe your life is a prison and you need deliverance.  Maybe for you it doesn't seem much like a Merry Christmas.  What do you need to do?  What is the answer when it doesn't feel much like Christmas in your life!  First and foremost you MUST AND YOU NEED TO CALL UPON JESUS!  This is the reason for the season!  Do you know him?  Are you right with him?  Do you need to rededicate your life to him?  It's simple just call on the name of the Lord!  It is not hard don't make it hard!  Romans 10:9-10 says "if you confess  with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you shall be saved!"  Do it now!  Email mail us and let us know that you called on him so we can pray for you!

But wait you say.  I am a Christian and It still doesn't feel like Christmas for me.  I am hurting, depressed, sad, and lonely.  God is waiting for you to "PUT ON THE GARMENT OF PRAISE!"

Quickly let me give you two things that will change your life TODAY!  First, praise will move the hand of God in your life!  When you are in the middle of the hurt, pain, loneliness, and depression.  When you are in the middle of the situation that is when you praise him!  Isaiah 61:3 tells us to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness!  Your situation looks bleak but God wants you to praise HIM right in the middle of it!  It is a "spirit of heaviness" that is behind this attack in your life.  Praise will drive this spirit away and give you Joy in this Christmas season!  The psalmist tells us that in HIS PRESENCE is fullness of Joy.  Nehemiah 8:10 tells us "the joy of the Lord is your strength!"  But note this: YOU must put on the garment of praise!  No one can do it for you!  You must do it for yourself!  You can put it on and you can take it off!  You need to BEGIN to praise him (even in the midst of your situation)  Get a CD, put on a worship song, enter into the presence of God and watch him move in your life!  Right now it will be a Merry Christmas for you because God will move when you begin to praise HIM!

Secondly, no matter what your situation right now.  No matter what it looks like, feels like, seems like, or appears to be you need to speak the word of God in your life!  Stop confessing your problem!  Stop talking about your mountain!  Begin to speak the word of God and he will move in your life!  In II Kings 4:8-36 (read the story)  Elisha prayed and God gave a Shunammite woman who was without a son a baby boy.  The child grew up and one day was in the field and died.  The woman quickly called for her chariot and loaded her dead son in the wagon.  She drove as quickly as possible to see the prophet.  As she approached the prophet sent his servant ahead and told him to ask the woman "is it well with you, how's is your husband, is it well with your child?"  Friend the child was dead!  However, the woman only responded, "ALL IS WELL!"  The result? The child was raised from the dead!  Maybe your situation is dead right now!  Maybe you don't see how it will work in the natural or how it will change, but the key is to speak the word of God in your life. You need to stand on the word, believe the word, speak his word, and watch God change the situation in your life!  God does not move because of our problem!  God moves because we speak his word!  Jeremiah 1:12 says "he watches over his word to perform it!"  What are you facing right now?  It doesn't feel or seem like Christmas for you.  Now is the time to declare in the face of your situation "ALL IS WELL!"  Now is the time for you to stand on, declare the word of God, and watch God move in your life!  Now is the time to put on the garment of praise in your life!  If you work the word the word will work!

We love each of you and declare that God is moving in your life. We declare that it is a Christmas season that will bring blessings in your home, family, relationships, and every area of your life!

ALL IS WELL!  (Note: please go online and check out our upcoming radio broadcast to be aired January 19-February 22, 2012 entitled "Put the Word on it!" This is a key in your life.  Here is the link for that broadcast http://www.tsuttonministries.org/radio

Posted by: Tim Sutton AT 08:50 am   |  Permalink   |  1 Comment  |  Email
Comments:
Thank you so much for the encouraging message. We are so prone to focus on the problem, when we really need to be focusing on the solution!
Posted by Jill Lowe on 12/12/2011 13:13:32

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