I remember at an early age what calling people names could do to someone. When we are called names it can sometimes have an adverse reaction for the name caller, depending on the the name used.
We often called people who wore glasses “4 eyes”. Because the 2 eyes they were born with was unable to see clearly, thus requiring external assistance for corrected vision…
As we get older we would soon realize we need additional eye exams to keep our vision correct.
Once examined we realize how beneficial it can be to be four eyes.
In addition to using our eyes for our vision we also enjoy sharing what we see to others.
When we share what we are able to see to others it will make them 4 eyes also.
They will become IGNITED! INSPIRED! INFLUENCED! IMPACTED to see great things in themselves and others.
I want to you all to see in yourself what I see in you.
Yes! You may see yourself in the battle of your life.
But I want you to keep fighting until your victory is won.
Keep fighting, praying, fasting, pressing, progressing, moving, reading and believing.
Keep trusting, trying, travailing, living, giving, and going.
I see you victorious and walking in in your purpose.
Keep using your 4 eyes because it ain’t over, until your victory is won.
Open me first! What are you waiting for this Christmas? Are you longing for anything? What are you expecting to receive? Are you looking forward to anything special this Christmas? GIFTS, FOOD, FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS…
Many of us during gift giving time are so excited about gifts that we can’t decide which gift to open first. Beloved, in a nutshell, Christmas is a marvelous, moving, message about Jesus the Christ! How can we not find what we’ve been looking for?
And, how can we keep quiet about it? Because once we have Jesus the Son of God, we have everything.
Many of you have probably anticipated opening your presents and gifts but if you don’t have the gift of Jesus, you will always be looking for fulfillment in other gifts that will never sustain you…
I want to invite you to a birthday party. It’s the birthday of Jesus. It’s His party but He wants to give you a present. He wants to give you the gift of Himself. Will you take Him?
As we celebrate Jesus, I want to make sure you thoroughly understand that Jesus is in the business of giving people the gift of a fresh start. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done; it doesn’t matter where you’ve been; it doesn’t matter how bad you think you’ve blown it: Jesus will give you a fresh start.
The apostle Peter says several things happen once you give your life to Jesus:
- You open up your life to God and get to know him.
- You’re given a brand new life, which gives you everything to live for.
- You get a future in heaven.
You can say it this way: You get your past forgiven, you get a purpose for living, and you get a home in heaven. What a gift! Your past, present, and future are taken care of as you put your trust in Jesus. A fresh start
“Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:30 MSG).
Rev. Dr. Darryl L. Jones Bio
Dr. Darryl L. Jones was born, raised and live in Atlanta Ga. Along with his wife Tisa they are blessed to have 4 wonderful children (April and her husband Chris, Darryl “DJ” and his wife Chesmonti, Michael, Kennedy and a lovely grandchildren Naomi, Solomon, Michael “MJ” and Eden). Dr. Jones was raised in the church as a child. At the age of 17 I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior along with receiving my baptism. I grew up singing in my church choirs and serving in several ministries within our church. Dr. Jones serve a group of some wonderful people as the Senior Pastor of Champions 4 Christ Christian Church located in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Jones and his wife started Champions 4 Christ Church in 2011 with a few family members and friends. Dr. Jones is eternally grateful to be able to see some of the great things that are being done to share the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through their church. Dr. Jones received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership Administration from Liberty University (Lynchburg Virginia). In addition to that he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Care and Psychology of Religion from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Atlanta Georgia and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Jones is an Adjunct Professor at the Ohio Christian University teaching graduate and undergraduate course in ministry leadership. Dr. Jones took an early retirement with the Georgia Department of Revenue serving in the Compliance Division as a Revenue Agent. His other professional background also includes serving years in Bank Accounting, Management and Christian Education. Dr. Jones along with his wife Tisa are owners of “Your Relationships Matter” , www.bebetteronpurpose.com and co-host of the Good News where they teach and coach groups and individuals in maintaining and strengthening healthy relationships skills via workshops, seminars, individual and group consulting, blog and newsletter. Dr. Jones is a best-selling author with books titled Marching Toward Your Purpose, Running Toward Your Purpose and Driving Toward Your Purpose. You can get a copy of all books at https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/books. Dr. Darryl L. Jones has reached people around the world through his 30 years of ministry. Dr. Jones is a humble servant of the Lord who was called to preach but was born to worship. He has a unique way of blending biblical truths and academic scholarship into everyday language.
Rev. Dr. Darryl L. Jones
God Will Provide…
God wants to prosper us, so that we will be able to accomplish the work He has given us of discipling the world. We are called to reap the spiritual benefits of the world, and we need resources to do this. God prosper us under the New Covenant which is sealed by the blood of Jesus?
In our covenant relationship, God is our Father and as His children we have direct access to Him. Whatever we need to accomplish the task He has given us, He will provide it.
Jesus said: “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you … ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23-24).
Jesus also declared: “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:9-11).
I got excited when I paid attention to the words “how much more”? I thought what if you and I applied this to our financial situation: -How much more will our Heavenly Father supply our financial needs! -How much more will our Heavenly Father prosper us!
How much more will our Heavenly Father use us to extend His Kingdom!
God wants to bring us out of financial bondage into a new position of strength in our finances where we are looking to Him as our source and depending upon His divine provision to accomplish supernatural purposes.
Before we can fulfill God’s purposes in this kingdom building assignment, we must have a breakthrough where we are no longer depending upon our own limited abilities, but we are looking to God for His supernatural provision. We must stop focusing on our resources and our materialistic desires and place our focus on His Kingdom.
When Jesus first commissioned His disciples and sent them out on a discipleship campaign to make champions 4 christ by preaching the Kingdom of God and healing the sick, He sent them without money or food. He told them, “Take nothing for the journey-no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic” (Luke 9:3).
I wondered, why did Jesus send His disciples out with nothing? After some thought I believe He did this so they would learn to depend upon God’s supernatural provision. He did not want them to trust in their own limited resources, but to draw from God’s unlimited power.
As they went from city to city, God supernaturally provided their needs. There was divine provisions and they did not lack anything. Later, Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out with no purse or (provision) bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” They answered, “Nothing!” (Luke 22:35).
Jesus sent the disciples out with nothing, but they lacked nothing! That is truly divine provision! YES!!! GOD WILL PROVIDE!