Sunday, March 4, 2012


I write this post to encourage all that are under attack today. Maybe you are facing a mountain of debt, home  foreclosure, a terminal disease, a marriage relationship that has hit the skids, or maybe even something worse. You may feel like you are in a deep dark pit. Well, I want to bring light into your dark situation. For truly, there is a way out.

There is a story in the Bible about a young boy named Joseph. Joseph was the favorite son of his father which created jealousy and sibling rivalry among the rest of his sons. Joseph's eldest brother, Reuben (which means faith) put his little brother in a pit and left him to die. Later, another brother, Judah (praise) got him out of the pit. Sometimes what you believe will get you in a mess. Then often in our feeble attempt to get out of the pit, we fight, scratch, and complain and in the process, we only make our situation more intense. When we learn the art of praise, we will find that praising works. Praise will always get us out of the pit. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Realize that your miracle is in your mouth!

The pit is often a necessary place to get us to our destination. If Joseph had not been put in the pit, he would have never gained entrance to the throne of Egypt. I have been fortunate to have been in the pit at Laguna Seca Racetrack. When a car comes into the pit, in a matter of seconds his team removes all four tires and makes all necessary repairs and puts that car back into the race. Our problem in life is that we don't have a team. Without a team, the pit makes us pitiful and we succumb to hopelessness and failure.

I want to encourage you to get yourself a Judah team and allow them to help you get out of the pit. Remember, praise will always get you out. Life will get better, especially if you expect it and believe it.

Humbly loving you,

Bishop Gabe

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