Encouragement

“Champion” by Bethel Music & Dante Bowe
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Sometimes in our lives there are “perfect storms” where circumstances surrounding us come together in just the exact right way and we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes … those circumstances are positive and we feel overwhelmed by the goodness and graciousness of the outcome in that “storm.” It’s all good but it’s still a storm.

Most of the time, though, these storms are trying circumstances, negative on the surface, and our overwhelmment (yes, I made that word up) in dealing with the circumstances is … difficult. At best.

The past two weeks have been an especially difficult “storm” for the men I am blessed to work with. Most all of you receive my blog email. This one’s for you.

There are overlapping storms for a lot of you and all of you are weathering individual storms. There are Arousal Templates to define. Relapse Prevention Plans to write. Uncontrollable anger and pain to diffuse. Full Disclosure documents to write and then deliver. Freedom Sessions. “Emotional Coma” to wake up from. Reality to navigate. Spousal triggers to embrace. Slips. Falls. Crashes. Flame-outs. Perfect Storms on all horizons.

Certainly NOT on the same scale as what you’re dealing with, but Wednesday came, and went, and I was dry for a blog idea.

Today is Thursday. I’m a day late. I wake up without a clue. So, before I start the Worship Music Channel Lynn and I listen to in the mornings, I said, “Father, where is this week’s blog? You gave me a couple ideas earlier in the week and they dissipated as quickly as they came. What am I supposed to write for you?” He said, “Champion” and this was the first song of the day.

There are AmazonMusic, Spotify and YouTube links here & above. Don’t let this trap or trigger you but go. Don’t go where you shouldn’t go. But go. Listen. Watch. Open your hearts and let Holy Spirit feed your soul.

You’re all navigating “Class 8” emotional and relational whitewater, rapids. But you’re also ALL Champions because God says you are. Jesus made it happen on the cross – yesterday, today & tomorrow. You’re a Champion. Present tense, not some future time when you manage to get your act together. Here. Now. In spite of the storm. Because you and “THE Champion” are one. He’s already won it for you.

Listen. Watch. Open your hearts and be encouraged. You are NOT alone. Ever.

Champion by Bethel Music & Dante Bowe

I’ve tried so hard to see it. Took me so long to believe it,
That You’d choose someone like me, to carry Your victory

Perfection could never earn it. You give what we don’t deserve
and You take the broken things and raise them to glory

YOU are my champion! Giants fall when you stand!
Undefeated! Every battle You’ve won.
I am who You say I am. You crown me with confidence.
I am seated, in the heavenly place, undefeated, with the
One who has conquered it all

Now I can finally see it. You’re teaching me how to receive.
So let all the striving cease. THIS is my victory!

When I lift my voice and shout! Every wall comes crashing down.
I have the authority Jesus has given me!
When I open up my mouth, miracles start breaking out.
I have the authority Jesus has given me!

YOU are my champion! Giants fall when You stand.
Undefeated! Every battle You’ve won.
I am who You say I am. You crown me with confidence.
I am seated, in the heavenly place, UNDEFEATED, by the power of Your name.
I am seated, in the heavenly place, UNDEFEATED, with the One who has conquered it all!

Declare it. Believe it. Be encouraged.

Freedom is a gift from God. It is also His Promise; and He ALWAYS keeps His Promises.

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