Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Sunday, December 1, 2019, 15:04

 

We live in a society that seeks instant gratification. Instead of making do with what we have and working towards the achievement of a common goal, we often become impatient, wanting everything right now. Yet often the greatest blessings come in the journey en route to the things we want for our lives. Our insistence on having everything we think we need the exact minute we feel we need it sets us up to miss out on some of God’s richest lessons for us.

 

Yet often our perception of the things we need is faulty. We have difficulty differentiating between true need and what is simply want. Though God has promised to supply for our every need, we are often ungrateful for the things He has provided and foolishly seek more.

 

The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11:

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

 

Though many Christians have had to endure great persecution as a result of their relationship with Jesus, those of us who live in North America live relatively pampered lives. We have the luxury of worshipping our Lord both openly and freely without fear of having to renounce our choices or lose our lives.

 

The Apostle Paul knew what it was to suffer for his decisions. A citizen of Rome and a Pharisee, Paul once took great delight in persecuting those who chose to follow Christ. Upon his conversion to Christianity, Paul began to understand what it meant to experience hardship for his faith in our Lord. Shipwrecked several times, beaten, jailed, tortured, starved, and much more, Paul still held fast to the truth that he had learned that whether his needs were met or he found himself wanting that he chose to be content.

 

Few believers will ever be forced to suffer the mistreatment and pain the Apostle Paul did. Yet we take offence to the most minor inconveniences and are quick to complain when our every whim is not indulged. The truth is being content is a mindset. We can choose to see our circumstances as bleak or blessed. The decision is entirely our own.

 

If you are struggling to find contentment in the circumstances you find yourself in, consider some of these important steps to help you find the joy in your life:

  • Think of one thing in your life that you are grateful for.

No one’s life is 100 percent perfect, yet we all have something we can be grateful for. Taking the time to reflect on your life can help you to see things from a different perspective. Find one thing that you are truly thankful for and express your gratitude to the Lord for that special gift.

  • Replace each negative with a positive.

When you find yourself dwelling on the things in your life that make you unhappy, replace those thoughts with things that you are thankful for. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, take time to replace negative thinking with gratitude for the many things that God has given to you.

  •  Take joy in simple pleasures.

We can become so caught up in our own negative thoughts that we forget to find the joy in the simple things in life. The greatest pleasures are often found in the smallest things such as the hand of a grandchild in your own, an interesting book, or a hot cup of tea on a cold winter’s night. Take the time to live in the moment and truly appreciate the small things that bring you great joy.

  •  Remember that not getting what we want can be good for us.

Since we lack a heavenly perspective, we often cannot see when the things we want would actually cause us harm. Sometimes, not getting the things we want, or not getting them at the time feel we should receive them, is for our own good. Our Lord sees the bigger picture; we only see small details. At times, getting what we want leads to misery and pain, and we can thank our Lord for having the grace to spare us from ourselves and our own short-sighted desires.

 

Though it can be easy to become caught up in thoughts of what we don’t have, it is important to train our minds to be grateful for all of the things that God has given us. This simple shift in thinking can help us to learn to be content with our lives no matter what is going on around us. We have the confidence that God is for us, and He is working on our behalf to provide all of the things we need to live a life that is filled with joy and pleasing to Him.

 

Are you struggling with finding contentment in your life? Contact Anchor of Hope Ministry now at (306) 940-9554 to learn more about reconnecting with the source of joy through an abundant relationship with our Lord.


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Missionaries Ministering to the Imprisoned of Canada

The Crossman Family are missionaries serving under Prince Albert Baptist Church through Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples. We serve the incarcerated or addicted individuals in Saskatchewan. We also seek to help and encourage churches across Canada to become trained and active in prison and addictions ministries.

Following By Faith - An Expanding Ministry

In the past few years, God has blessed as we have served Jesus here in Prince Albert. Now, we find that God is opening other doors of opportunity to help individuals and churches in other towns and cities. Please pray for us as we  use Prince Albert as a home base and be of assistance in other areas as well.

Good News to All People!

God loves the whole world! No matter what nation or ethinc group you're from, God loves you and we want to be a help to you. Look at these Bible verses that talk about what all humanity has in common.

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Luke 2:10b Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Psalm 107:3-7 3 And (God) gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way,

Struggling with stubborn habits or addictions? 

Three ways to connect and get help.




Connect with the Anchor of Hope Team

We love helping people like you find help, healing, and victory over addictions and stubborn habits through a relationship with God.


Connect with Prince Albert Baptist Church

The people and pastor of Prince Albert Baptist Church are dedicated to helping people live a free and abundant life through Jesus Christ.


Connect with the Reformers Unanimous Team

Reformers Unanimous was started to support people who struggle with stubborn habits and addictions. Their materials are used successfully worldwide.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.








A Walk of Hope, Help, and Recovery Starts Here

Devotions

Ps 119:105 says Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. From time to time I do morning devotions in facility seeking to encourage the men to walk with the Lord. I also seek to encourage each day those on the outside with precious jewels from his Word.

Chapel/Bible Study

Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ. We do Bible studies every week seeking to present a God who wants to walk with us and change us to His glory. Chapels are like a mini church service with hymns and preaching bringing spiritual insight to all who come to seek the Lord. Over the years, we have noted that many are attracted to Gospel music as it soothes their troubled heart and speaks to their soul.

Faith-Based Anger Management Classes

Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. (Psalm 37:8) We live in an angry world. The Bible has much to say about anger. My wife and I were trained in Anger Management by Almond Tree Ministries. Dr. S M Davis' website and Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries also have excellent resources. Contact our ministry, our church, Dr S M Davis' website, or Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries for help.


Faith-Based Addictions Classes

We use Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries materials designed for institutional use.  We have used them in four facilities in Ontario and Saskatchewan.  We praise the Lord for Him working in men and women's lives.  We also use Rock of Ages Prison Ministry courses as there is a demand for them.  We have also taught the Reformers Unanimous Recovery material on First Nations Reserves as God has opened doors.

Training in Prison and Addiction Ministry

We have done conferences on Prison Ministry and Addictions all across Canada in the past.  Our church, Prince Albert Baptist Church, has allowed us to help train prachers, their wives, and a First Nations Chief in prison and faith based recovery ministry.  While here in Prince Albert, God has allowed us to train folks from Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and Manitoba.  

Indigenous People Outreach - First Nations and Metis

We are blessed to love and minister to First Nations and Metis people from over 70 different reserves in Northern and central Saskatchewan. God has allowed us to take HIs message to reserves in four provinces.

Ephesians 3:20 says Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. 

God in Heaven desires to enable us to recover from the hold of bad habits or choices we make.  

John 8:36 says If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  

The battle is in the mind.  You need help to recover.  God's help and wisdom is needed first.  You need to deal with the root cause of the bondage.  

Be aware that some addictions may require a family doctor, such as addiction to prescription medication.  Withdrawal from some drug or alcohol addiction requires that you or your friend enter an addiction treatment facility.  Our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry could be a help. The Bible that gives a glimpse of God's perspective on the different forms of bondage this world faces.  

Mental Stresses

Turn to the Lord. Casting all your care (burdens) upon Him, for He careth for you. (I Peter 5:7) 
It helps to talk. If we can assist you, please contact our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry.

Emotional Stresses

Feeling overwhelmed? Hear my cry, O God: attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalm 102:1-2)
If you need help, please contact our our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry.

Family Stresses

God has a plan in His Word for the family and for couples.  The Christian family is under attack fromt he devil and the world.  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you (Ephesians 4:31-32).  Please contact S M Davis (www.drsmdavis.com), our church or our ministry if we are able to help.  

Peer Pressure

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21) 
A good Bible preaching church and be your best support group, positive peer pressure, and spiritual hospital. 
If you need help, please contact our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry.

Alcohol & Narcotics

Ephesians 5:16 says Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.  

God's desire is that you and I be controlled by His Spirit, not alcohol or drugs.  Over 75 verses in the Bible give God's perspective on drinking and its effects.  Pretty compelling evidence from God's Word.  His desire is for us not to be controlled by drugs or alcohol.  God wants to heal our hurts.  



Pornography / Sex

Galatians 5:16 says This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 
 
God has a wonderful plan for marriage and the family.  It is found in His Word.  The devil and our flesh seek to destroy that plan.  God desires to set us free from the bondage that following the flesh brings, and with His help,  to walk in liberty.  Thank God for forgiveness of sin through Christ's precious blood.  If our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry can help you, let us know.  

Food

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.  

Wrong appetites can cause health problems and even death.  God's greatest concern is our inner beauty and walk with Him.  A good doctor may be needed or a nutritionist.  If our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry could help, please contact us.


Anger

Psalm 37:8 says Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not thyself in any way to do evil.  

We live in an angry world.  Some people try to control life around them with anger.  There are more verses on anger in the Bible about God than man.  God is angry at sin.  God's anger is always right; always controlled.  Two things many people struggle with are forgiveness and how to respond to the anger of others.  Drugs and alcohol magnify the effects of anger in lives.  Contact our church,  Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry.  Dr S M Davis has good DVDs that could help also.  


Internet / Gaming

I Corinthians 10:5 says Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing captive every thought into the obedience of Christ.  

Computers, games, the internet, cell phones, and many other things can be addictive and control our lives.  They can be wonderful tools, but we have to control them.  We need to strive to maintain a Godly balance.  If our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry can help, let us know.




Work

Ex 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work. 

God set an example to show that we should work six days but have time for family and church. Workaholism is a very real problem in our world today.  While we need to work to provide for our families, it is critical that we keep our priorities straight.  It is God and the family that should be placed at the top of our list not accumulating money, possessions, or even career advancement.  God wants to deliver people from the painful addiction of workaholism.  If our church, Reformers Unanimous Recovery Ministries, or our ministry can help you, please feel free to contact us.  

Anonymous

My mother taught me about the Lord since I was a child. I grew up knowing about God, but not really knowing God personally...

R.S.

I try to encourage people on the outside facing challenges.  Most times, you send the right verses that help us in the moments of our troubles!

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