Pastor Steve Munsey joins Pastor Paula White-Cain for a special Passover season message and proclamation of a "now" word. A "now" word changes everything. It is for you here and at this time, and not by accident.
A new "Paula Today Podcast" is released every Thursday morning.You are in for such a treat. I have one of the most profound Bible teachers, I'd say theologian, I mean just incredible person of the Word of God Dr. Steve Muncie, it's such a pleasure. And he is the pastor of family Christian Center in in, in Muncie, Indiana. If you're ever there in that area, you've got to go to this church. I call you the apostle of creativity, and you make the Bible come so alive. And Steve today. I believe God has a word for people, that God is your sustainer there's a law that people don't recognize often. Psalm chapter 55 verse 22 says cast your burden upon the Lord and it's not just like okay, It means hurl it, throw it. And sure wait upon the Lord and He will sustain the I'm going to hit that word in a moment. And he will he and the righteous will not be moved, which means that they will not know the word literally means will not miss their purpose. And so when it says God will sustain you, it doesn't only mean to strengthen it means to provide for you. So God will provide for you so that you will not miss your purpose. Think about that, because so many things cause worry in our life and anxiety and all these things and, and we can look where God throughout his word has this law that operates a law of sustainability, that he speaks these divine instructions. And when we obey them, there's a divine reward that happens in our life that goes against the laws of nature. I mean, because like if we go to First Kings chapter 17, and we start reading there about this profit in first out how he's down at this Brook that's drying up and got a sustaining him. With ravens who are, who are scavengers, they're not going to give to you. And then he says, Now get up and go to this place that I'm going to tell you, and they're gonna always have there for you. He has a very specific, I want you to obey this instruction. I want you to connect with this ministry. I want you to partner with this person. And when you're obedient to those divine instructions. There are divine rewards that come into our life. And so can we get into First Kings chapter 17. Now watch what God is doing here. You are very important, because God is getting ready connected you with Paul, I happen to be a guest. It's not an accident. God is saying, Listen, I'm speaking to you. And then. So we go to the 17th chapter of the book of First Kings, and this is what's happening. But there's a prophet or a man of God or a minister much like following And there is things he's concerned about in a nation. Yes. And he says, I am going to speak to kit this nation's attention back to God gets prayer back into the school, get God back into the dialogue of In God we trust. I gotta get God. How are you going to do that? Sir? You're a minister. I am going to speak to the heavens, there will be no rain. There'll be no do and that will affect the economy. Yeah. If you will read it, you will find out God did not say that to him. Neither did God. Say that. The man of God spoke because God said I put you as a minister Paula white. This is the moment in which you are about to receive something now listen closer to this because this is just for you. Because you're running out whatever it is. You're running out. You've already tuned in saying, Can anybody talk to me on this elevation set this computer, my telephone? You're running out. Now listen, this is just for you, only for you. And the Bible says that the Prophet spoke and Gods had our back up. Whatever you speak up, back up. Yeah, you better get out of town. Because the king is invisible. They're going to get after you, sir Elijah. So God puts him in hiding. God says, I'll take care of you. So he does. You mentioned it just a moment ago. There was the running broke. He was hiding. God was feeding him strangely, was a unique presentation of ravens, you know, birds that are not really clean birds, but they were bringing in fresh bread to him daily. Okay, got that. All of a sudden God says Paula white. I need you on television. Paula white. There'll be somebody. Paul white. Asked Steve to come. He passed. Outside Chicago but asked me to be on your program. Now Paula white, the moment this program goes into effect, I am going to put that person who feels that they're at the end of their rope this cancer the sicknesses high blood pressure, this family this divorce this chill child, this this emotional stress, whatever you're going through, you feel like you're at the end that you Paulo, I'm gonna back you up, whatever you do on this program, and I will back you up so speak it so like a larger a spoke, no rain. It affected all the economy and effect the orange trees, the apple trees, the grass, the cows died, they had no grass to eat, stink of death was everywhere. And the whole country went into an economy recession. collapse, of course has made all of the government very upset at the man of God, right, the prophet. Now God does something very interesting. And he's doing it right now. Right now you you're doing right now, this is a modern day, 17 chapter per case. And that is, God quits feeding the Prophet taking care of him and forces him in a position to get out of hiding. Because God has got a miracle on his mind, because there's a woman are you sir, whoever I'm talking to? She's running out. Yeah. And God says, I got to bless her. But I got to put you Paula in a position to be on television that you, you will be the minister that needs to be sustained. So God tells Elijah go to zero fat. There is someone who's going to sustain your ministry. After all, he's the weatherman. After all. God says I'll pack you up until the day you say rain comes, economy will restored cows will live horses will live people won't die, etc, etc. Now, let's fast track real quick where you are at this very moment, I'm talking to you, because today is your day. This is the moment in which you've been waiting for. You're staring at the television screen telephone, if somehow you're hearing this Paulo AI program, and you're saying, Oh my god, I'm at the end. Gopala, Gopala. But Lord, I can't go it cost to be on this time they don't give it to me for go Paula, go and put you in a position to go to their path. Now, there's a woman there and you are the You are the you're this woman, you may be a man but you are this person in business. You are this person in what you're going through in the The Bible says that, that that morning, she told her boy, honey, we're going to eat our last meal today and die. If you really take the creativity of the story, which is not. I mean, you don't want to talk about death, but they actually went out and dug their graves in advance. Yeah, because everybody was died. She tells her boy, this was our last meal. Now it may take 30 or 40 days for starvation. But maybe it's over with and there's no welfare and there's nobody we can turn to. This is it. Now, she's picking up sticks, here comes the man of God, man of God bumps into her. God puts the man of God in a position to get on television, to look into the camera and say, I want you to do something. Think about that. I want you to do something. So he enters the city. She's picking up sticks gonna cook her last breakfast, the boys waiting for the breakfast to be cooked. And the prophet who she doesn't know, I can prove it in the Bible, because if you'll read the last controversy in the chapter, she then says, I know they are the men of god meaning that she speculated I'm talking to you you're speculating right now you are saying? I'm wondering, Paul is really, really really religious statements. He really really really, really really men and women of color. Are they are they in US speculating because a woman she speculated that she wasn't quite sure about this, man. He said to her, ma'am, could you give me a drink of water? Now Paul's got wonderful cups. I don't know how you get these. But you might be able to ask her. And he said, if you could give me a drink of water, do you know how tough it was to get water? It's a famine because it's a famine, the wells are dried up, etc. But watch. And this is the secret of your miracle. She immediately responded by saying, I'll get you some water. Okay, she's a water. I could use the water. In other words, for your miracle to happen when you're about to run out, this health situation, etc, etc. If you can say, whatever you say. I'll do. So she says Just a minute, so she's gonna go give him some water. Well, wait a minute, man, man, man, man, man. I need to be sustained. If I don't stay alive, because you got to know I'm the weatherman. I'm the one The cause of this three year famine, everything that's dying. The whole country has gone down because of me. Ma'am, I need something to eat to live. I need to be sustained. But the Bible says that God has said I have prepared someone to sustain it the only reason why you're watching the only reason why you're watching right now, even though you know Paula even though you may tune in or accidentally or whatever is because God has chosen you because you are the Sustainer now in order for God, God to say I gotta keep Paula on the air, you know, she's got to be sustained. This prophet has got the lip so he can speak. She says to him, sir, I can get you the water. But sir, you're asking me to keep my last dime might you have all the food I have? And my boy he and I are are you doing our last meal I and then this doesn't do Not be here. Yeah, you do what I say That's right. If you knew who I was, I stopped the heavens in cars back me up. You give it to me and you'll never run out again. You give it to me and God will take care of your future. Oh, listen to this. Oh, listen to this. This is what's really powerful. What she did not know is that grew up in in her boy who she loved was some kind of malignancy of death working in that it just flowers. He was going to die. God knew it. God needed to make her a sustainer for ministry, ministry could live be on television, preach the gospel go over, like Paula does. But God said if you sustain not only am I going to do a miracle for you now. Yeah, materialistically but what you don't know is your boy is going to die anyway. But I'm gonna bring resurrection. Come on. See, I'm telling you. There's somebody watching me. You don't know there's a tragic Whoo. I don't know if we have time for me to praise God, but I'm telling you, the Holy Spirit is speaking so strong. As I look into that camera and stare you down and you stare me back your future a few days from now, there is a crisis coming, God put you into this moment. And God says, become a sustainer. Because I have looked through the 66 books of the BI bl E, which is still the number one selling book in the world with 767,000 King James words. And I have realized that when you become a sustainer for ministry, it is the fastest way to get a miracle. And you said something so incredible. Oh, first off, he said, he goes down. He bumps into what the Bible says. God commanded him to go to her. They eat you think about this. You think God would command him to go to the king, the wealthiest person, the big business owner, but God commands him to go to the person who is at the end. You're at the end. She doesn't. She does this. She brings a booty starts eating and the boys probably saying, What are you doing? How you doing mom? Who is this guy? He's a preacher, preacher. If he's a preacher, then why don't God take care of him? Because God has a law that anyone who sustains the kingdom. There you go. We'll get a miracle. The quickest There you go. She said, Well, honey, he told me that the meal Barrow would never be empty. And he said we will never be without oil. The boy must have been looking at the preacher, the man who spoke it into existence, watched him with a mouthful of his breakfast his last meal, and went to check to see if the truth was the truth. The cupboards wherever they might be wherever they store it. A young man or young boy breaks and looks into the meal barrel, and it's filled. supernaturally. Let me tell you a story. Let me tell you. Here's what's powerful. is nobody else had food in town. Right? She was the only one right? We don't hear the rest of the story. They lined up day after day to get food for her because it would not go without, oh, you need to hear what I'm telling you. The boy had more than enough. They were thrilled with the abundance and then her son dies with a belly full of your money is not going to get you where you need to go and God's not going to get you out of that situation. You're at the end of that court situation, the loss of the job, the Miss promotion, what she has done to you. He walked out on me he has left me with these children. And today on Paula teens program. God says how you sustain. And in less than 24 hours, there'll be a miracle. Not only that, not only that, but your future something. You think it's bad now, wait for a couple days, but then God is going to bring a resurrection. When that happened, the woman said, I'm so glad I stay the man of God, because you think about it, it goes in. So when you go back to that Psalm 55, cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you, he will provide for you. Her burden is famine, there's nothing left I'm at the end. It's an impossible situation. And God's saying, and I will be the one that provides for you I will be the one that that strengthens you. I will be the one that brings provision and the righteous those in right standing those who obey the instruction, those who hear God those who listen to God, those who get the revelation, let every veil be removed from you right now. Let every spirit of outcome downloaded the spirit of fear and intimidation be broken off of you right now and the name of Jesus. Because what God does is it gives the most crazy instruction to natural mind, but he's speaking to you spiritually. And when you obey that divine instruction, then God says, You're not only position, the righteous will not miss their purpose. She fulfills her supreme reason for being, she fulfills the intention of God. And that's what God wants you to understand about the law of sustainability. The God's ways are not man's ways. So it seems so irrational to logical mind, but not to someone who is spiritual. So it takes spiritual eyes, spiritual ears to be open, to be able to hear to be able to receive and more, more importantly, to be able to move and God wants you to move in what he has for you. Because God says, I will sustain you, I don't know what your famine is. I don't know if it's relational. I don't know if it's, I don't know if it's emotional. If it's physical. If it's finding But God is about to bring not just sustained like, you're going to make it from day to day, but God is going to use you to be a sustainer. But watch this, you said something so important that most people won't talk about Steve, you said so people in that city started coming to her. Because what God wants to do is not just sustain you like, okay, now you're going to make it till tomorrow, then you're going to make it to the next day. God wants to activate in your life in your loins in your being in your spirit. He wants to make you a sustainer so that out of you comes not just where your life is sustained, but now you are the carrier of something so that the activation there was so much more than her just getting her miracle. She became the miracle for others and that's what God's going to do for someone and but there has to be action to it because we all know that faith without works is dead. So we can hear word but Jesus always said you know it's not just here. Yes them have open yours, but it's those that do the word. You know, when he talks to us about obeying the word keeping the commandments, he's telling us to, to hear and to do. And the do part is the activation. And God wants to activate you right now. And see if I know that in your spirit, you had a word for this. There were people that are called to sustain because i'm not i'm bold to say this because it talks about in less you know, God uses preachers who are under pressure. And and without, you know, there aren't millions of dollars in the bank account right now. In fact, I don't know how I quite honestly right now how I pay next week, but God does I know when I hear God and I have never seen I have never, you know, I have never in my entire life of ministry had enough to even barely get to the next week except for one time at one period and it was the worst year of my life. It was the year that everything collapsed, which is crazy in the natural But it's not if you understand spiritual, put you in that position on purpose. So you will ask, just in the last 60 seconds, the person, you're at the end, you're like the woman today, I come before you. And in the last 60 seconds, something just spoke to me and said, Tell them to do this. Tell them to do this. Really God, tell them and I looked at my Bible, Paula. And the Bible says, when the boy died, the prophet, the man of God stretched his body on him three times, right? I was just told something that you are to give three jubilees Jubilee means 50. In other words, you will sustain this ministry of ministry. And what you're going to do is you're going to say I'm going to give three years As the Prophet stretched his body upon something that needs to be resurrected in your life, that means you can only give one now you do it as fast as you can to say, I will sustain the moment you are in the category of sustaining, which is giving to the man of God, as quick as the transfer the male, whatever, however you do business in giving, I tell you before midnight tonight, whatever time it is on the clock of yours, there's a miracle coming, an angel is coming. Your future is getting ready to be challenged. You are the one that God is getting ready to do a miracle for because you're at the end, when the man of God told the woman and Sarah fat scripturally and said, Give me food and she says I I do It's my last meal, my boy and I are going to eat. He speaks to her and says, ma'am, give it to me first. And your meal barrel will never run out your cruise oil will never run out. And what you don't know, ma'am, is your boy is going to die anyway. But if you sustain the kingdom, a broadcast Paul to preach the gospel, then I'm going to turn your world into a new world who, in the name of Jesus obey the Holy Spirit. And, you know, Dr. Monster is talking about the miracle coming but the greatest miracle that is going to come to someone is this what's dead is you have no life in Christ. You have no relationship with God so there can be no miracle in your life until you really say God, I want a real relationship through your Son Jesus Christ how the Bible says in Romans chapter 10, verses nine and 10, that if you confess with your mouth, and believe in your heart that he is the Son of God, you will be saved to be rescued. To be delivered to be made whole, to spend eternity with God, it is the greatest miracle that you will ever have. 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Okay, we're going to talk about something that everybody wants to know about. Do you know this is like one of the most searched subjects on the internet? Maybe. And it's one of the first questions you ever asked me when we first met. It's true. Before we start dating in Southwest Airlines, you asked me the question. Can I find balance in my life? And this is what we're going to talk about. So you know, there's over 3,000,020 I think 222,000 articles on Can you find balance? And I think one of the first things that we have to recognize because life is seasonal and and we I think that the speaking into the subject I mean, here you are you've lived most your life on the road. I have their demands on us. We've been doing this for a long time combiner career lives. This is almost 90 years combined career lives. And when you look at that and think how have we done it? I think we can help you through the mistakes, the good, the bad, the ugly, but I want to take you to someone in the Bible I can use to justify myself going wherever the Titus worked himself to the point of death, and then I realized, you know, God doesn't want me to drop over dead. So, Dorcas, in in Acts chapter nine was in the habit of doing good things. She was making widows garments, wonderful woman, she's doing the work of the Lord. But she's giving so much of herself that she literally drops over dead. And Peter comes and they tell them they sin for the Apostle Peter. He comes in and the first thing he does is he puts everybody out and he prays over and it Tell me something that maybe you feel a little burnout right now maybe think like, I'm just weary. I feel out of balance. Oh my gosh, I love these kids, but they're driving me crazy. I don't have enough money. I have aging parents, like you think you're gonna get to this point in life like you just arrived. But the part of it is I don't think you ever quite go I find balance. It's this ongoing life process, that you try to get an equilibrium and you understand the ebbs and flows. And the thing that I want you to know before we give you kind of the How to is that God loves the lovers. He remembers those who are the givers because he didn't forget Dorcas and he since Peter, who speaks one word to her and says arise come into your being. And I believe that right now what area in your life is burnout, whatever area the enemy is just tried to expand you whatever area you just feel drained in that God is going to speak a word and speak life to you today. Now there are some practical things we can do. So when we talk about we made a commitment even when we got married and said we'd always be together. That's not an easy thing to do. But what are some of the things that you've learned and you've spoken in my life about finding balance? Well, you know, I'm a songwriter, and a song that isn't a song without a beginning, a middle and an end. A song isn't a song unless it has the conflict but it has the resolve, you have tension and then you have release Yeah, and that's what makes a great song. It's a balance of elements that make it interesting enough for us to continue to listen. So and and being on the road all those years I've been on the road for almost over 40 years. I have to learn to switch off the rock star when I come home. And and get be okay with doing laundry and, and cleaning and cooking and all that good stuff. Wait, she didn't do so good when I you know When I was raising my children, you know, changing diapers, making lunches, taking them to school, you know. So here I come from playing at the forum for 10,000 people to making school lunches and taking kids to school, you know. So that really took a discipline, I think, but also to recognize that these, this is your life, this is who you are. And the balances is not getting conformed in Romans 12 two it says, do not conform to the ways of the world. But be transformed, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Amen. And that's kind of what I found out. Well, it's interesting you say that be transformed by the renewing of your mind, because I think one of the healthy ways of finding balance is whether it's on a daily basis or whether it's every week or for me, I put a practice in that every three months I would I just mentally went okay, every three months, I'm going to get away. And what did that mean? a two day getaway a week getaway. Get away at a spa. But I went, I can handle anything for 90 days. So I call the first part of balancing to disconnect, turn it off. So whether it's five minutes a day, turn your phone off. Whether it's, you know, a day out of the week, Friday is just for Family Day, whatever it is, you have to interrupt all the noise and all the demands of life. Because we know I always think I gotta get to this right now. I've got to save the world, like tomorrow if I don't, they're going to hell guys. But you know what? I'll kill myself in the midst of trying to make a difference. Or I've got to get this in. I've got this demand over here, this over there, or I'm doing this in DC or we've got this disaster relief and I've got this set up. It's so true there the book of you know, how what is it the the urgent, you know, will overtake and drive out Yep. So you just have to disconnect and recognize there's always going to be a demand. The other thing comes to mind is Tony Robbins, who I listen to a lot says we're creatures of deletion, right? And we tend to delete the things that make us happy because we're over focused on, you know, the task at hand. Well, you know, so we just deleted the idea of taking a break or going to play golf or, you know, just having a walk whether whether a significant other, we don't have time for that I'm focused on this. Well, didn't you have a thought you just deleted that thought, you know, so we have to not delete the good things in our life. We have to continue to balance them. So have an attitude of gratitude. Yes, it helps you stay very balanced. All right. I'm on called this one, like, cut, cut, cut or trim. And it really has to do with boundaries. First off, ask yourself, who is the most difficult person you have a problem saying no, to identify that Right, because boundaries really have a lot to do with this. When you recognize like, well, I can say no to john, that means I actually feel very safe with you, right? But I can't say no to my mother's not living now, but say my mom, or I can say no to my mom, or I can't say no to john has to do with internal fears and how we're formed. But you have to have that boundary. And those boundaries are very important. You've got to cut out the excess. If you have a problem saying, No, say No, thank you. No, but the point is, if you don't put boundaries in, you're going to be out of balance. And you've got to look at your spiritual equilibrium. You got to look at your emotional equilibrium. You got to look at your physical equilibrium might have been in a wheelchair, but it took you to the ocean, many, many walks you did showed you the beauty of Santa Monica, and I took your mind off of all the other stuff. We found balance and the day well see this is what's so incredible with that, because my mind want to go, Oh, poor me. You're not going to get back in your Hill. As soon as you shopping you did. You're not going to show me You're not gonna walk again. You've got excruciating pain. It's never going to be the same on and on. But you know what? My mind had to shift and go. Literally being out in the sunshine. Literally, you did have someone that loves me and cares for me. You touched me, you did those things. They made a difference. When your life's out of balance, you start feeling like you're sinking. And when you start feeling like you're sinking, you get in a place overwhelmed, of overwhelmed and you start feeling helpless. And when the heart differed, it makes a person sick, but God has an answer for you. And we want to give you God's answers, so that you can have that place that beloved above all I wish that would prosper. All things in your body, your soul and your Spirit. God wants you to be whole in every area. I think a lot of people walk through life not just zombied out and not because they don't love God they don't love their family members don't love themselves but it's just we get over bird and you were talking about we like overbook ourselves we commit ourselves to too much. We can totally overbook ourselves. I think young parents find themselves, you know, totally immersed in their children's lives and tend to neglect their own, you know, or their marriage. What about date night? What about, you know, the intimacy in a marriage and it can get just drowned out by all of the noise from, you know, raising children and there has to be balance there. But and people go Yeah, that's easy for you in here and say, but I don't have an extra $20 to pay a babysitter. Do something. Find somebody at church you can exchange with it. Say hey, you aren't my kids this Friday. I want yours next Friday because you got to think long. term, you've got to look at life as the marathon. And one of the things that I think eliminates us getting out of equilibrium is I say, Get rid of the bad toxins. I'm not just talking about eating bad or, you know, whatever, like drinking or something like that. I'm talking about negativity, the bad thoughts, the negative people that drainers in life. When I say get, go put, I'm married to one well, you chose them, okay? But when I say get rid of them, I mean, you can cut the negativity off. In fact, you and I do something that I love, that will always we check each other we hold each other accountable. So if one of us starts getting in a mode that's just like, it won't ever happen, or this or that, or like speaking negative things in our life. Yeah, we check it we say Watch your words. And we hold each other accountable. It's a it's a covenant we made Yeah, be careful what you you know, you speak over yourself and it's because the words have power and the talk Since like if you find yourself around negative people, Minister to all people, but who you fellowship you get to choose. Then I say, Not only that, but balancing is you talked about the obata budget we have to financial in our financial lives oh well finances causes the most stress and that they can't balance their checkbook. How do you balance a life it's a huge part of. And so in the in the idea of balance, it's in all these elements in our life, there's layers of it in our life. So it's very important that I think that we recognize when balances kind of, you know, made when it's kind of set. I think some of the positive things that God created us for community, that part of being healthy and whole and finding our equilibrium again and not being burned out and weary. Because we can be wary and what well doing, we need to spend quality time not just quantity, but quality time with friends. And family. And we think it's also a very important thing in your personal journal. If you don't have one to create a personal journal, and to actually write down how you can balance your life, how your life is out of balance ways you can improve balance in certain areas of your life write it out, and magic things will happen. I think treat yourself people think you need some me time. And people think that's a selfish but God says the first commandment is love the Lord that God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind. And then Love your neighbor. As you love yourself. When you don't love yourself or even like yourself, it's hard to love someone else. So there are things that you need to do to take care of yourself. Assess yourself, how am I doing spiritually? How am I doing mentally? How am I doing? emotionally? How am I doing physically and treat yourself like last night I was exhausted I had a really bad headache. We've been going non stop sleeping. On some really cruddy beds, I'm like, oh, and I just looked at you and I went, babe. I know you're doing worship tonight, but I can't go to church tonight. And that to me is like the ultimate sin like, Oh my gosh, the rapture is gonna happen tonight. The night I didn't go to church, you know, but I went, I need to stay home and you bought me dinner when you got done. And then I got a massage. And I felt like a new woman today because I actually put a boundary and because we just got off the plane and my normal would be push, go stay in support john and worship. I know Brad's preaching be there edify the people do this do that. I just went it's too much. I'm I don't have what it takes. And that's how you keep your equilibrium. You know something else our body. Is, is balanced physiologically we are we're alkaline. We're acid. We're we have water. We have salts. We have needed sometimes And, and when we get out of balance and alkaline, right, we need to add that, you know, into our diet or not happy and you know, sometimes there's too much metal in our system because why we had fillings and now we have metal, we're carrying around these toxins, our body demands balance, even in our physiological state. You know, why do we really think about that? That's when you just lay it out to God like that and say, God, All I really want is you and here I am a heart abandoned in a take me take me as I am. And right now, you might be sinful. I don't have much to give God I'm just one big mess. God says I won't your mess. I won't you just as you are hurt, lonely, isolated, burned out, confused, whatever that situation may be. You might say I don't even know where to start. You start by opening the door and having a real relationship with God. The Bible says God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have eternal life. How do I do that? Romans chapter 10, verse nine, and 10 says, if you confess the Lord Jesus Christ with your mouth, make a covenant with him and believe in your heart, he is the Son of God, you will be saved. That doesn't only mean to spend eternity with God, but it also means to be rescued, to be delivered to be made whole. It's a starting place, the initial place, that you start this real life in Christ, where you find that a rise Tabitha, that come into your being, you're ready, let's pray together. Say, Father, I come to you. In the name of Jesus, forgive me for all of my sin. I received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. If you prayed that prayer, Welcome to the family of God. I'd love for you to go to the website. We've got a digital download, would love to tell you all about About your walk with God, I'd love to be your pastor john and i would love to minister to you. And you say, how could that be possible? I don't live in Orlando, because every single day I'll send you a devotional we'll interact. We'll talk together. I'll get you the tools we'll grow together, we'll do life together, and we will do great things for God together. God bless you. Thank you for listening to the life network for women polit today podcast. 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