IAM a Conqueror

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12 NLT Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Lies that creep in on our darkest days:
You are alone!
No one would ever want to know you, if they knew what a horrible person you are!
If everyone knew your secrets, you would not be loved!
No one cares about you and your struggles!
You are a bad son, daughter, mother, father, or friend.
You don’t have anything of worth or value to offer to the group.

ALL LIES! That’s what they are.

You can’t just work out your problems by yourself.
Someone needs to hold the flashlight of truth for you, and then someone else needs to pray for you and hold you up.

Genesis 2:18 “Then the lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
Genesis 2-18 “Then the lord God said, (1)
That ain’t right! We aren’t meant to lone wolves. That’s not how we are designed.
Let’s understand the power in fellowship and supporting each other, and make sure you can’t get cornered and sneak attacked because you are alone!
It’s not good to fall alone, its real trouble. Stand back to back and CONQUER.

Conquer!  Defeat, kill it, push it back, and make sure it never comes back! The word didn’t say survive for another day of suffering!  It says conquer.
Do you want to experience victory in your life? Then you can’t do it alone
I encourage you to be more involved with your church, life groups, teams, service.
Get to know other men and women who are not perfect either.

We need fellowship like we need oxygen
We need to lean on each other for wisdom, compassion and prayer
Friend: I need you on my team
And three is better than two!  Anyone want to try sneaking up on these vigilant rhinos? Yeah, I’ll pass.

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IAM a Conquerer
IAM an Essential Cord
IAM not Alone
IAM Designed to be in Fellowship

IAM Clothed in Love

Colossians 3:14-15 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Ever had the dream when you wake up in school, and you forgot to wear clothes? As scary or humorous as that scenario might be, I believe many of us forget to leave the house with the clothing of love. God encourages us that above all, don’t forget your clothing! God asks us to put on his love as our clothing. Clothes keep us warm and protect us. God’s love works in the same way. God’s love fills us up then allows us to share his love with others. God’s outfit of Love matches with everything!

If I could put on love as a garment, I know exactly what type of outfit I would choose. The Velcro suit works for me! In order for me to stick to another person, I would have to wear the opposite Velcro material than my brother or sister. Our uniqueness in expression of God’s love binds us together.353-Family-Fun-Day11

In order for musical harmony to exist, we can’t sing the same melody. Your song and my song of love mesh together for a beautiful expression for the world to hear. The depth of God’s love that he has shown you forms a unique identity of expression in you. God wants to use your special expression of love for the world! The tighter the harmony the more powerful the song. Each singer has the skill to stay on their perfect part without comparing themselves to the other singers.

Let the peace of knowing your song and gifts rule in your heart.
Let God’s love for you and for others dominate your life.
Quiet down the turmoil of doubts and insecurities with God’s peace.
God wants a better me, confident in love. God wants the same for you.

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IAM Clothed in Love
IAM Filled with God’s Love
IAM Unique in my expression of Love
IAM Gifted to share God’s Love

The little drummer boy brought his gift for the king.  Share you gift of love with the world!

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Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.