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Choosing

What is going in your life today that is bigger than you? What is that thing that seems insurmountable? What needs restored? Healed? Overcome?

Where do you plan to turn with that thing? What are you going to do?

We all have a choice when a hard time comes……we can run TO God, or we can run FROM God. Let me share something about Him before you choose which direction you’re going to run. This is a true story from Acts chapter 12. It’s a powerful story of what God did for Peter when he was imprisoned for telling people about Jesus.. Check it out…..

Herod intended to bring Peter out for public trial after the Passover. BUT, while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.

The night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was asleep, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate. Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists. Then the angel told him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals. And he did. “Now put on your coat and follow me,” the angel ordered.

So Peter left the cell, following the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening. They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the gate leading to the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through and started walking down the street, and then the angel suddenly left him.

Peter finally came to his senses. “It’s really true!” he said, “The Lord has sent His angel and saved me from Herod and from what the Jewish leaders had planned to do to me!”

Did you catch that? “Herod intended….

BUT the church prayed…

and the chains fell off his wrists!”

Do you want to run to the God who can do this with YOUR problem, with your LIFE? What prison do you need freed from? What chains do you need to fall off your wrists?

Decide today to run to God, not from Him. Find a church to visit this Easter if you don’t have one. We would love to have you at Lifepointe Church if you’re in the Louisville area. We will meet at 5:30 on Saturday and 10 & 11:15 on Sunday.

Already running to God? You have friends who need the God who breaks chains and frees souls from prisons. Don’t be selfish with Him- share Him all around! Run alongside your friends- show them the way! PRAY! Did you see what happens when the church prays? Some unfathomable, freedom making, kingdom shaking miracle stuff! Pray for our leaders, pray for our services, pray for our volunteers, pray for your friends. Let’s fill this place with people who need the chains to fall off their wrist- and let’s watch God do His thing!

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About johnsonpartyof5

I am the blessed and privileged wife of Jamey, mother of 3, & pastor's wife of Lifepointe Church. My heart belongs to Jesus.

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  1. Melissa Faulkner

    No chain is too tight for God to remove. No stone is too heavy for Him to roll away. Not even the chains and stones of death. Even when I voluntarily pick up those chains and try to slap them back on, even when I try to seal my own tomb, He stops me. So thankful today and every day.

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