POWER OF THE PRESS
Sep 02, 2013
Pastor Russ Emanuel of Olive Grove Church Clinton, NC
Sometimes in life we find ourselves in places we didn’t think we’d be. The decisions we’ve made and the sins of our past have led us to a place away from God. This message encourages us knowing that although it may seem like your world is crumbling around you, KEEP PRESSING. In the book of Judges, Gideon finds himself in an impoverished situation trying to make ends meet in an unconventional manner. In life we all find ourselves there at times asking the question, “God, if you are with me then why….” Why am I without a job, why am I struggling to buy food, why am I not healthy? You must believe that in any situation God still lives. God is our hope in what appears to be hopeless situations. The situation you’re in right now cannot hold you because you serve a God who is bigger and greater than your problems and He’s getting ready to release you. When God crushes our situation often times we find ourselves at our lowest state. This allows us to grow stronger in Him. Picture yourself lying on the bench press of life with the weight of the world pressing you down. Judges 6:12 says “The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, ‘The Lord is with you, you mighty warrior’.” You must know that the Lord is standing over you ready to help you with your load and He will send His Holy Spirit to be your spotter; to encourage you when you need help and give you a push through the rough spots. In the midst of it all he wants you to keep praying, keep believing, keep reading, keep trusting, KEEP PRESSING. He has a future for you that is beyond any you could see for yourself and through The Power of the Press you will come out as you already are, a mighty warrior.