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Now What?

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After Arise…

“What do you do after Hope Festival 2013”

Now that the music has stopped, the preaching has ended, the songs are over and you have been lifted to heights of faith you have never seen before…what happens now?
That is the question.
Reality has hit…So what now?

The same God that opened your eyes during Hope Festival 2013 is the same God that is still by your side in the midst of today’s challenges.
Remember, you have arisen out of yesterday’s issues, drama, separation…sin.
Today you may have a new challenge, but this is where the faith really kicks in.
Can you believe the God will pull you out when you are all by yourself?
Can you have faith that God will pull you up without the preacher beaconing you to the alter?
Will you trust and praise the God who can deliver you even outside of the four walls of the church, where no choir is there to sing you into sweet worship.

Arise right now!
Come out of the negative thinking.
Come away from the cloud of doubt or uncertainty.
Come up from the old behaviors that you are used to but do not reflect your changed persona.

You are different. You have Arisen. God is with you.
You may have new challenges, but these also will make your faith stronger. You are being tested. It is part of life.
Know that you can pass!
You will win!
You will overcome!
You can rise again.

So, after Arise…we will Rise again.

““My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord… “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 59:21 – 60:1, NIV

Written by Minister Shondrea

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