One Voice to Thrive in Christ. 

Amen family, all of our concerns in this LG=Life Group are valid, however, how we attain our goals or what path we choose to achieve our “goals” is what God is more concerned with.

Will we choose the narrow path, or will we choose the path the world takes?

In our LG, our diversity is our blessing and strength.

There are a lot of leaders in this group. This is NO coincidence. God has done this and it is His will and not something that man could have orchestrated.

This LG by far influences more lives spiritually than many other LG and churches combined.

In battle, I would rather be surrounded by a few soldiers than be surrounded by hundreds that are afraid to fight. 

Because of this, our LG is like poison to Satan and he will do everything in his power to dismantle what God has established.

High expectations will always dismantle child like faith. Many had high expectations about the birth and life of Jesus, and when He finally came, it was the opposite of what they had anticipated. 

“A lack of forgiveness will always equate to a judgement of failure”

To a forgiving heart, there is no such thing as failure, when a child learns to walk, to a mother’s heart there is no failure in trying and everyone in this group is trying as hard as we can to be the light and salt of this world and to me, you are all soldiers.

“Onward, Christian soldiers!

  Marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus,

    Going on before.

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At the name of Jesus

  Satan’s host doth flee;

On then, Christian soldiers,

  On to victory!

Hell’s foundations quiver

  At the shout of praise:

Brothers, lift your voices,

  Loud your anthems raise!

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Like a mighty army

  Moves the Church of God:

Brothers, we are treading

  Where the saints have trod;

We are not divided,

  All one Body we—

One in faith and Spirit,

  One eternally.”

As long as I struggle with forgiveness, I will always struggle with mine and others failures.

I pray to see the day where I no longer see the failures of the church and simply see the opportunity and the opportunity to forgive.

“Low expectations, high encouragement.” is Christ-like. 

“Tis grace that has brought us safe thus far, And grace will lead us home.”

Matthew 7:2 NLT

“For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. 

Remain blessed because we truly are. 

Brotherly love, 

Ray Evangelista

Author: Ray Evangelista, RN

I was born an "Evangelista", I didn't choose to be in the ministry, the ministry chose me. However, I did choose to be a nurse and I have been a nurse for over 20 years and thankful that I can help the sick in some way daily.