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I Have A Problem! What Are My Options?

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I Have A Problem!   What Are My Options?

 

I know that right now many of You are hurting!  This week I have counseled many people who had such deep pain in their hearts that it led some even to the point of despair.  I love my friends and have provided Biblical counseling as I sought to provide Biblical hope for each one.

When people are hurting, they often feel as there is no hope or way out of their problem.  First, I love options!   Options removes so much stress from life.   My dear friends,  you must know that God always provides you with options!

There are two great forces at work in your life today.  One force is attempting to pull everything apart through a myriad of problems, while the other is seeking to put your life back together again.   Satan tries to Destroy while Jesus Christ is the Restorer. 

The story is told of a New York hotel maid that had walked into a room one day, expecting to clean it for the next Guest.  Then she discovered that the previous Guests was lying on the floor dead.  He had committed suicide.    Now this is very important to me as just last week I counseled two people, that were definitely suicidal.  

The maid found “the note.”  “I leave to society a bad example.   I leave to my friends the memory of a misspent life.  I leave to my Father and Mother all the sorrow they can possibly bear in their old age.   I leave to my Wife a broken heart and to my Children the name of a drunkard and a suicide. 

     Here was a man whose life had fallen apart.  He thought he had no hope.   It is a shame that apparently no one explained to him how Jesus Christ can put lives back together again! This past week God allowed me to counsel a man from North America that was suicidal, and later in the week counsel a lady that was definitely suicidal that lives in Asia.   By the grace of God, and use of the Word of God,  I was able to provide Biblical hope to each and they, thank God did not follow through with their suicidal threats. 

As a Christian of 44 years, I have come to understand that there will ALWAYS come,  “Good News During Bad Times.”  There is always hope!   What is broken can be fixed;  what there is loss, there is often gain;   Where there is devastation, there is often the birth of a ministry to help others;   Where there is hurt, there will soon come joy. 

In our World, it appears as though EVERYTHING is Falling Apart. 

Just from this week’s news.

·         Malaysia Airliner Disappearance Possibly ‘Done Intentionally’

·       American President spends 1.2 million USD to go shopping and attend two Political Fundraisers in just one day.

·         BATTLE FOR CRIMEA: The Ukraine and Russia Situation.

·         Then there is what You are currently facing in your life.  

If you will read the Book of Ruth you will see that she was living in a World very similar to our World.   Uncertainty,  discouragement; despair, people hurting and living in fear.  Yet as you read through the book you will see how God brought the people through the crisis they were facing.  This book of Ruth teaches us “How we can Cope when our lives are falling apart.”  It literally teaches us how we can put the pieces of our lives back together again. 

I have decided to teach from the Book of Ruth on my Website Blog and on my Weekly Newsletter that we call:  ‘VALUES’   It will teach us HOW we can go from Devastation to Delight;  From Sorrow to Satisfaction, by using the same principles God used in the life of Ruth.

Do You need encouragement during this particular time?  Please feel free to send me a private message telling me your story and I will pray with you and provide any FREE coaching that I can on Skype to assist you.

JimKilgoreMinistries@gmail.com

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Ten Principles Used in Pastoring God’s People ( Principles 9, 10 )

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Principles of Pastoring (Principles 7,8)

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Written by:  Jim Kilgore, Missionary Evangelist / Church-Planter

People want a Pastor.  Throughout their time in your Church, they will NEED a Pastor, several times in fact.   Will you be there for your People when they need you?  People will need their Pastor to call them at times to rejoice with them, or at times to pray with them over a tragedy in their lives.  Sometimes just a letter such as I received from Dr. Jack Hyles, who many years earlier, while my first wife was suffering with cancer, wrote me a note just to say that he loved us and had been praying with us during this season of life.  My how that letter, which I still carry in my Bible meant to my wife and I.

 

To be a Pastor that communicates the love and warmth to your people, you will need the following two principles

 

     The Seventh Principle of Pastoring  

 

Walk with God!    I have learned over the years that if I must guard my walk with God.  NOTHING must take the place of my personal time with God.   I am busy, very busy.   I fill my schedule with work that normally lasts 16 – 20 hours a day.  Many of you do the same.  But we must never crowd Jesus Christ out of our schedules.  Again, if you Walk with God, you will never Stumble before Man.  

 Then, on Sunday morning, I cannot wait to share what God and I had discussed during the other six days of the week!  

           

 

    The Eighth Principle of Pastoring 

 

The next principle is closely associated with the sixth principle:  Create your own  “Personal Growth Plan,”  (PGP)”  Do you have a plan to continually grow as a Preacher, as a Christian?   Every single person I have asked this question to has frankly admitted that they did not have a personal growth plan  (PGP). 

            

 

·         Most people I surveyed had read their Bibles; many had spent some time in daily prayer; some were even memorizing Scripture.  Yet nothing was strategically planned.  By this I mean, nothing which would lead them to a certain, specific result after three months, six months, a year into the future, or even in five years.

 

·         There was no specific plan to overcome habits; no plan to create new positive ones.  I have learned, that most simply do not have a plan for growth in their lives which would place them in the best possible position to be used more effectively for God.  Preachers, we must have one ourselves and then teach our people how to develop a growth plan as well.

 

·         We all know that “If we want something, then we must do something.”  You see, Failure just Happens; but Success is Planned.  Success comes as a result of doing several things on purpose. 

 

·         If you go after the growth that you need, you could spend the rest of your life settling for what you have become.  The question is, will “settling” provide you with the new skills necessary to lead you to the top of your mountain?

 

 

 

   If you need help with a sample Growth plan,  please email me at: JimKilgoreMinistries@gmail.com, and request the FREE personal Growth Plan that I have now used for years, I will gladly send it to your email with-in 24 hours.

     This is a must for any pastor of any sized Church to keep him focused on growing as a Christian and as a Pastor.

 

     You may also visit my website at: www.JimKilgoreMinistries.com for help as we have over 60 articles which will encourage and produce growth in your personal life.

Jim Kilgore Bio

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  • Revival Preaching which WILL Build your People!
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