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and together they serve at Church by the Glades.
She is also founder of “WondHerful” an online venue dedicated
to encouraging people with mental affliction through daily, one-minute blog posts
(http://WondHerful.com) and social media (@WondHerful).Heather is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter) here at LifeLetter Café
and is today’s featured contributor to “Find It Only Here On Friday”.
Her Café exclusive “God Let It Go, Why Can’t I?” can be found below . . BUT FIRST . .
the Café thought you just might want to know
how an Encouragement Leader like Heather Palacios
has been encouraged in her own faith recently.
In her own words…
Hurricane Matthew is about to strike our state.
On many levels, it’s stressful, and for me, presents a simple spiritual test
with one question on the paper: “Heather, do you trust me? Circle one: yes no.”
The Bible tells us, “The LORD is my strength and my defense,” “Come to me…my burden is light,”
and “I am with you always.” Although I believe God can give us more than we can handle,
I don’t think He leaves us hanging with it. And that’s hurricane relief!
We don’t have to measure out how much we can handle.
We don’t have to worry about leaning on our own strength.
We might think we can’t handle anymore…but that (thankfully!) isn’t our call.
In every crisis, when WE think we can’t handle anymore, we just need to rest in God
and let Him make the calls.
I will never look forward to hurricanes, but this time, I look forward to resting in God.
He’s in charge of my life. He’s in charge of the beginning and ending of every storm.
Today’s Find It Only Here On Friday
“God Let It Go, Why Can’t I?”
by Heather Palacios
Definition: [fer-giv] to grant relief from payment
Inspiration: He forgives all my sins. Psalm 103
Application: It is one of the greatest feelings in the world: you owe money, and out of nowhere, you are told, “Don’t worry about paying it back.”
If my alma mater, Judson College, called to inform me that I didn’t need to pay back my debt, I would accept! And my Cuban would freak if I insisted on refusing the offer.
Money is hard to come by – when pardon is made for something difficult to attain, it is wonderfully liberating.
Guys, God freaks out when we hold onto our debt too.
Since we were born, we have been sinning (accumulating debt). To date, my sin-debt is probably in the quint-trillions.
But God says, “Heather, let it go, there is no sin you did my Son can’t forgive.”
For my Lord and Savior to sacrifice himself in place of my sin, yet see me running around holding onto it, must truly grieve Him.
As Christ-followers, if we took the chance to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, why can’t we take the chance to receive His forgiveness? What good does it do to hold onto it? And what good it DOES do to let it go!
The bible says “He forgives ALL my sins…”
Jesus didn’t die with a disclaimer.
He didn’t suffer on exception.
He died. He rose. You are forgiven.
Let it go.
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