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Good morning church family!

I am absolutely loving this series on adoption vs rejection.

As Pastor Mona has been preaching about the topic, I have begun to see so many areas in my personal life were rejection really holds me back.

God is love and His greatest commandments center around love, the gospel’s foundation is in His love.

For God so loved the world...

Rejection :
  • isolates, 
  • keeps you far away, 
  • and separates you from others

No wonder the enemy of our soul works so hard to work with rejection in our lives.

The wonderful news is that we no longer have to be bound by rejection, Jesus has broken the power of sin and death for us. He has given us the Holy Spirit and empowerment to break free from this bondage.

The starting point of knowing who we are is knowing whose we are.

We belong to the most important person in the universe.

I love that quote she shared from SJ Hill :
You weren’t made to find your identity in the stuff you do. You were made to be in relationship with God. The Father doesn’t define your life by what you do, He defines your life by who He created you to be for Himself. He doesn’t want your efforts as much as He wants you.

It’s easier sometimes to just do stuff. But our greatest work is coming close to Him. To see ourselves, and our world in the light of His presence.

Only in His light can we grow! 

Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ a NLT‬‬

love you guys and have a wonderful day!❤️


DOROTHY SAVOIE - November 15th, 2023 at 8:16am

Oh wow...I sure felt lots of rejetions and I keept alot by myself eaven at school stayed alone beeing abused by my grand father at 3 years old .I was ashamed of myself.Then was abused by my father...felt so guilty ashamed rejected myself so much.I judge myself so severly and now I still judge myself and at times still believe that I am judge.But I gaved my life to Jesus I trust Him he is working to set me free....I am trying to be faithful to Him,He gave me His Holy Spirit to guide me and has opened my hearth to receive Him.At church we receive so much..through preaching Bible study...groups Devotions I love my church .Are we ever Blessed for all we have plus a beautyful familt with 2 great Pastors.Meant family..I love knowing Whoes we are.Also that God dosent want so much of my efforts but me.Wow.I love Come close to God and He will come to me.

Line - November 15th, 2023 at 12:36pm

Thank you Erica for this devo this morning. It is encouraging to know that we are not alone in this. I need myself to shut the devil mouth when he speaks to me and tell him that it's not what God said. It's a hard learning process for me. Need to get out of my mind and replace the lie for the truth. I still struggling with rejection in certain place of my life. Have a great day.🙂❤️

Rosa - November 15th, 2023 at 4:59pm

All I want is to get closer to GOD and to hear all that HE wants me to hear I want to be so close to Him and to sit at His feet

Linda Keays jones - November 17th, 2023 at 4:50am

Thank you Ashley, my desire is to develop a deep relationship with God through His son Jesus! To be one with Him and be obedient to his plan for my life💕

Christy - November 20th, 2023 at 5:13am

Love that quote 😊❤️👍🏻

Rosa - November 20th, 2023 at 6:29pm

Thank you for the devo I need to be a lot closer to GOD and love Jesus more and more. Have a great day





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