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Updated: Nov 24, 2023


Saying Yes To God

God’s Job Application

2nd Corinthians 1:20

Ephesians 1: 4-5

Jesus is the “Yes” to all of the promises listed in the Old Testament

In Christ the answer is yes

Have you told the Lord "Yes"? "Yes" is an affirmative answer to an uncertain future. You are uncertain because you no longer make the decisions regarding your life. You and I have given the keys over to an almighty, all knowing, all seeing, unconditional loving God who has promised to give us a future and a hope. He hides the details of our "Yes" to protect us from the process and the promise that lay ahead.

“Yes Lord” is the anthem of the COGIC church. It’s the biggest decision a person could ever make regarding following Christ. Once we say yes, our job is to come along for the ride. The ride is smooth at times and bumpy at other times. Sometimes the ride has taken us on a total 360 and we don’t know which way to turn yet we still have a promise. Jesus said Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Why would a person say “Yes” to the Lord? Only because we are convinced that God can do with our lives what we cannot. Many “yes's” in life come as a result of failure. Others come from grief while some come from a true Holy Spirit encounter with God. “Yes” to God is an agreement with God to get the glory out of our lives.

Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, David, Ester, Daniel, Mary, The 12 disciples, Paul and many more all gave in. Not one of them had an easy road but they understood the mission. A “Yes” may or may not bring me to my best life but it will bring the purposes of God to pass. One has to love God to say “Yes” to him.


Lord, we say yes even if it costs us our lives in Jesus name Amen.

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Multiplication By Division

Multiplication by Division

The Achievement Of Peace

by Phillip Carter

Luke 12:49-53

Isaiah 26:3

Suffering a loss is never easy? I've experienced doors of opportunity closing in my face and I know many of you have as well. Some of those losses and closed doors I initiated to keep my peace. What I could not predict from those losses was next thing, the progression, the new door opening or the next test. Whatever my "next" has been, I have gained something positive along the way. Those positive gains have contributed to who I am today. I've lost a lot but I've gained so much more. In Luke 12, Jesus is warning us that following Him will bring us losses but those losses will be no comparision to the win of following and serving Jesus. Jesus is still the most divisive figure in our culture today. His teachings contradict cultural, societal norms, and other religious teachings. Jesus's teachings have divided people in every human era since His tenure here on earth. Is Jesus not the Prince of Peace? Yes, He is by nature and I contend that the Savior of the world is trying to impress upon humanity that real peace is is an inner mechanism that can only be achieved through Jesus Christ. Real peace is in the Prince of Peace. Sometimes in order to get that peace, division has to take place. Division from people who seek to take away that peace. Division from people who antagonize you because of your faith. This division can seperate holmes, churches, co-workers etc. We lose to win. The decision to eliminate as many roadblocks to personal, family, world peace and peace among believers is a decision to live life more abundantly. Discliples of Christ believe and can testify that this kind of peace can only come from the Spirit of God through Christ Jesus. That is a divisive statement in itself but when one has experienced the kind of peace that the world cannot provide or eliminate then one can testify that Jesus is "The Way" to that peace. When we truly give our lives over to Christ, the journey to peace begins. He multiplies by dividing.

Lord, help us to attain the perfect peace that you have for us. Give us the courage to leave and/or suppress anything that would keep us from experiencing your peace in Jesus name. Amen

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My name is Phillip Carter. Almost everyday, I have thoughts about my God, my life, my family, my friends, my career, my experiences as a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and this world. I hope that this blog inspires you, challenges you and sometimes make you laugh. Every now and then my lovely wife Stephanie will chime in as well.

Phillip Carter

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