Fresh Hope – 7th July 2017

Adversity is just a great opportunity to a person with a great attitude. Consider a simple kite; it rises only when against the wind, not with it. The harder the wind blows, the more it rises. Take a complex, modern day passenger plane; it always takes off into the wind so that it will create more ‘lift’. If the wind changes direction on any given day, the control tower will inform all pilots that they must now take-off in a different direction in order to obtain what they need to lift the plane into the sky.

Today, your attitude will either lift you above your circumstances or bury you beneath them.

I heard about a small business owner whose store was threatened by a national chain. When he refused to sell, they said, “We’ll build on either side of you and put you out of business.” Soon he found himself hemmed in and a big sign surrounding him saying ‘GRAND OPENING’.

Not to be outdone, the little man with a big vision but up a banner over his doorway reading – ‘MAIN ENTRANCE’.

One of the most potentially frightening aspects of being a Christian is knowing that when you put your trust in Jesus, all of Hell takes arms against you intending evil upon your life. And yet, what trumps that fear and evil is knowing that no matter what comes, God is the Master Weaver. He takes what was intended for evil and reweaves it for good.

Feeling defeated by all that’s going on around you right now? Take heart…this is merely the main entrance to where God wants to enter your circumstances and turn them around to your benefit and His glory.

Genesis 50 v 20. ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.’
Pastor Mark

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