10. What’s next?

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

God doesn’t want us to do good things for him but because of him. We can not earn or work for his forgiveness, it is something He gives us because He Loves us. Anyone can do something for someone and say, look at what i did. This is how we keep ourselves from God’s Love for us. Instead He wants us to accept what he has for us freely and follow his example. By helping one another we honor God’s will and His sacrifice for us.

When we do for others out of Love and give credit to God we are not looking for recognition but instead giving thanks to God for what he has given us. Selflessness is key to becoming closer to God, let us provide for others at all times to be examples of what God has done for us. Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. True Love doesn’t pick and chose who to Love but shows Love to all for Love’s sake.

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Love begets Love, hate begets hate, etc. Can you see how what we do and share determines what we get in return? Jesus said to Love God above all else and to Love your neighbor as yourself. Well try Loving your neighbor as you would Love God and see how it feels. Treat everyone as if they are God in the flesh and how can you not do what God is asking. This means to humble yourself to everyone and give your all expecting nothing in return. Think about the things and actions of Jesus and follow His ways and we can show God just how much we Love him.

9. My way doesn’t work. how do i change that?

The bible tells us that King Solomon was a great and wise king that was favored by God. 2 Samuel 12:24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him. But at some point Solomon fell out of favor and God. With all the wisdom Solomon had and all the knowledge that God blessed him with how did he fall?

Solomon’s downfall started when he went against God which caused him to turn away and lose his focus. 1 Kings 11:Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, and unlike his father David, he did not remain loyal to the Lord. While Solomon’s focus left God it allowed the enemy through his wives cause him to fall farther away from God. He began to do horrible things in God’s sight, and this ultimately lead to the division of his kingdom. Because the word says that a house divided can not stand. As God is a part of us we must always be focused on Him to remain whole. When we turn from God we are divided within ourselves

Today this happens to us all as we go about life and the world starts to take our focus away from God, we sometimes do things or act in a way that is not what God wants from us. Stress makes us angry or depressed causing us to treat others differently. Fear, anxiety, and panic can cause us to make bad choices. There is so much the enemy has to distract our focus that it can be hard to remember to walk in love. But if we keep our eyes on God then we can be assured that we will be the best we can be. If we love each other as God loves us imagine what is possible. Do something for a stranger today just because you can and see how it makes you feel. Buy that homeless person a burger and see the appreciation in there eyes. Provide someone with a need today and watch the difference you make in their life. By doing these things we are in agreement with ourselves because God is a part of us.

Colossians 3:12-14

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

So let’s all focus on God’s way and stop doing things our way because you only need to look around the world to see where our way is leading.

8. What is Breaking All Chains?

We are an organization focused on helping free anyone that is in any kind of bondage, prison, or trap of the enemy. This can be anything from poverty, dependency, hunger, anger, and many more things that are used to keep us focused on anything but God. Spiritual Chains can be made of anything and those are the ones we are her to break. We do this by sharing and practicing Gods word. We are not religious, we are not perfect, and we do not judge. We base our help on the fact that we do not know what anyone is going through but we would like to help weather it is needed or not. We keep our focus on what God wants us to do and we do our best to do it.

We are a new organization and have some big ideas that we feel are inspired by God so our goal is to get the work done. We are striving to help the homeless find a place, the jobless a place to work, the depressed a place to laugh, the dependent a place to be free, the lonely a place to be welcomed, the fearful a place to be courageous, the sick a place to be well, and the hungry a place to eat. Yes we are looking to great things but hey, we have a great God, “for I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Part of what we do is being there for anyone in need of help. Once we come across someone that needs help we continue to visit them and provide what they need be it clothes, food, an ear, a friend, prayer, or just a hi, how you doing. We are seeing that this method of providing a constant in a persons life can give them that missing piece of God that they need to get them to a place where they can do the same for someone else. When we find a need sometimes there is doubt or fear from the people we help but as time passes they come to trust us and even look forward to our visits and by this they see that there is compassion in the world and through this we share how it is God that is reaching out to them through us.

As individuals we are capable of doing great things but as a collective of Gods children(The Church) we are capable of doing anything. 1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”. By asking what we can do for others we ask them to cast their care upon us and this is one way we can be an example to others.

Please if you would like to part of something big after reading this please help us to fulfill our mission. We are in need of everything that could be useful to help someone in need. Your time, clothes, blankets, sleeping-bags, hygiene, food, and donations. We are currently serving the Wasco area only due to our limits but we are trying to expand to all kern county area as we receive help, we go out a couple times a week but have the need to do it full time in order to help all that we can. Please see our website for contact info and if there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Our goal is to provide for as many as possible and make the world a better place for everyone.

7. How are you looking at things around you?

John-11;1-7

1A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. 2This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. 3So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.”4But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” 5So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, 6he stayed where he was for the next two days. 7Finally, he said to his disciples, “Let’s go back to Judea.”

After hearing that one of his close friends was sick why would Jesus decide to wait for two days before leaving the place he was at? He says that Lazarus will not end in death but when he arrived Lazarus was already placed and sealed in a tomb. I’m sure as a lot of us have experienced death of a close one we can empathize with Martha and Mary having lossed their brother. Imagine how they felt knowing that Jesus could have saved him had he only come quicker. Remember Jesus, was sent to show us Gods glory and he did this through teachings and miracle so that we might see how little we understand of the ways of God. God wants us to look through his eyes and see through him so that we can see how he wants us to trust in him.

John 11:37

But some said, “This man healed a blind man. Couldn’t he have kept Lazarus from dying?” Yes he could have saved Lazarus but he waited to ensure Lazarus’s death before his arrival. If any of us were in Martha and Mary’s place we might have said why has Jesus done this. Looking through the eyes of the world and not understanding Gods plan. I can imagine myself being very angry with Jesus because of my limited thinking, but God wanted to show us just how flawed our thinking is and that trusting in him means letting it all go,

God wanted to use Lazarus’ death to show us that he is capable and trustworthy no matter what the situation. He also wanted to show us that we cannot begin to understand his plan and that we need to trust him and lean on him for everything and he will take care of us as he did Lazarus.

So when you are in that trial or tribulation remember to lean on God and trust in him to bring you out of everything. When we do that we will learn to see through his eyes and our outlook on things will change us from the inside so we can be imitators of Christ and be examples to others around us.

When Jesus did finally show up Lazarus was already dead four days, he commanded that the tomb be opened. At this point Jesus was angry because of the lack of faith and belief shown by his close friends that he would take care of them. So God used the situation to show exactly how we can limit His power by how we look at things around us. The following verses was how God made his point to those around him. Believe in Him for all things and do not lean on what you know and you will see what is possible with God.

John 11;38-44

38Jesus was still angry as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance. 39“Roll the stone aside,” Jesus told them.But Martha, the dead man’s sister, protested, “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.”40Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” 41So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” 43Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

6. We all need help sometimes, it’s Gods Will

John 5:30

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

No matter where we are in life we will always need someone by our side. Be that a spouse, a family member, or a friend. No one is meant to go through life alone. We are placed in our situations to help one another and be there for someone in need. This is how we can grow in God and bring his plan forward.

Weather we need help or need to help there is always something God wants us to learn everyday we are here. It is good to ask Him why we are in a certain situation or going through a trial. This is how we lean on him and learn his purpose for us instead of our own understanding. If we ask Him for answers our lives become more clear and we can be what wants us to be and do what he wants us to do instead of doing things our way which ges us into bad places.

When we lean on our own understanding we begin to judge people, things and start to see through our eyes instead of God’s. This is when we limit our capabilities and our purpose. When Jesus was here he came for the lost, the rebellious, the wicked that they might be saved. He did not see wrong doing or failure, but he seen his children that needed help and did what was necessary without judgement. By doing this he brought and is still bringing so many back to God. Through his teaching we can become what we were intended to be.

5. Do what God is asking

Psalm 37:23,

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”Not obeying Gods word is what gets us in trouble and causes us to turn from him. When we feel that tug from the spirit we need to learn to act on it with out doubt. By doing this for God he will be pleased and it will show in our lives.

For my wife and I starting this organization is obeying him but i have been thinking too much on how to accomplish it. I have been studying on the process and trying to navigate the forms, laws, etc. that come with this mission. I have been trying to save money that we don’t have by doing it myself but with every step it seems that there come three more to do. While listening to an online sermon the pastor spoke about the above scripture and i realized that it was what i needed. God doesn’t just want us to get this started, he wants us to let him start it through me and my wife.

So I went ahead and paid the fees for the filing and document creation necessary to become a bonafide nonprofit organization. By doing this I am putting my trust in God to supply our needs by giving him my best from my first. Please any help that anyone can give is going to a good cause. If you know or see someone that needs a hand let us know and with God we can help.

4. Bless God today for tomorrow is not promised.

Mathew-25;34-36

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

It can be easy to get caught up in all the chaos in the world today but please don’t let the world stop us from doing good works that are pleasing to God. if you see someone hungry buy them a sandwich, or something to drink. take those extra clothes when you go to the store and look for someone in need. offer that hitchhiker some change to help him to his destination. Ask a stranger if they need help. We can do so much with our given gifts if we share them with others. God lives in us all, so please let’s treat others as we would treat God. By getting to know anothers needs is to get to know God and that will bring us closer to him.

3. Who can we trust

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.This is something we all need to do in our daily lives. With things that are going on in the world today we all could use someone to lean on and trust in, Just remember that the only one that can really help is God in our lives. No matter what it is call on him and then trust he will get you through. He will show up in ways we don’t expect, so to bring our attention to what we really need and what he has for us. As long as we stay focused on God we can discern when he is there and in control (always). Keep vigilant for one another and help each other and be an example as we strive to be like Jesus. But most important let us not leave anyone behind.

It’s easy to overlook things as we go about our daily lives. Just taking care of ourselves and family can be stressful and distracting and that is how the enemy has kept us in the dark for so long. Though it is not always evident God does use it for his purpose but it is time we stand together as his children and stop the enemy in his tracks.

We can only do this together with love for one another as God is in us and we in him. Think about that, we are all part of the same loving God but we do not treat each other as God. Remember that God said to love thy neighbor and love God above all else. If you were to love your neighbor as if they were God how much more will you be capable of loving GOD.

1. Let’s Help Someone Today

Proverbs 31:8-9Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.Lets not forget about those that are lost. We are called to be a help, and a friend in time of need. As Jesus did not come to save those who believe in him but to heal the sick, the sinners of this world. If someone is in a bad situation because of sin, is it not our duty to reach out to them so that they might be saved. I am talking about being a rock for someone as God is a rock to those who believe. We can show those that have lost faith, or have been seduced by the enemy that God is here and he does care and with that we can help lift them up.

2. Canyon Hills Love Wasco Outreach

Community Outreach

Today Canyon Hills Wasco campus, will be having an outreach to help the community. Please come by and see what’s going on. We are located at 600 Broadway, across from Karl Clemens.

Free meals, clothes, fellowship and friendship for all. God’s Love and attention is for everyone no matter what your situation. Come receive your blessing and together we can rebuild what the enemy has destroyed.