Greetings to my brothers and sisters in the fellowship of Christ Jesus our Lord. And if any who are reading this have not received Jesus as Lord and savior, I pray in reading this letter of encouragement that you would be inspired by the faith and hope that can only come by the Father, through the Son who gifts us with the measure of faith to believe and receive His death, burial, and resurrection by the inspiration of the blessed Holly Spirit unto Salvation and eternal life. Actually, it's quite simple, "Say 'yes' to Jesus. As testimony to what Jesus has done in my life, I can in all honesty and transparency say I am a new creation in every aspect of my life. I am no longer lost, hopeless, helpless, deceived, abandoned, in anguish, dejected, abused, or oppressed. I can go on and on. Consider any negative thing-been there done that. If that is where you are, how's it working for you?
The time is short. People used to say get ready Jesus is coming soon. Now we say be ready. There is no time to waste. Prophecy is being fulfilled at an accelerated speed. I still have children and grandchildren out there who aren't serving the Lord. My mother's heart is crying out to God, "Father your word promises the salvation of my household." I've always hoped and dreamed that we could experience the joy of the Lord together, that Jesus would be the center of our entire household. I still believe that is truly God's will. I believe God is faithful. I believe God is full of mercy and forgiveness.
I know all of us struggle in this particular area and desire with our whole heart that our loved ones will finally surrender so that Christ Jesus can heal them and complete His perfect plan. All of this is to say we must hang on to our faith. I know sometimes it feels like a ride on a roller-coaster. Hang on and stay focused because the Lord will finish what he has started. He will change what Satan has planned against us and turn it into a blessing. Brother Joe Ferguson says, "Our God is the only one who can unscramble eggs." I believe it. Our God is awesome.
God planted Mike and me in Quartzsite, Arizona because He had a plan. We are happy to serve Him and be a part of His plan. We will continue to praise Him and serve Him in the good times and the difficult times, knowing we are well equipped, and God is faithful even unto eternity. It is time to fight the good fight. Hold on to the truth that has set you free. Be a doer of the word. Let us continue to encourage one another in the coming days, knowing our God is right on course, and we are all partakers of His goodness and Grace. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
Peace be with you always, Pastor Linda Hobby