Friday, June 26, 2015

Keep Trusting-Friday Freedom

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us 
Ephesians 3:20


“What God has for me; it is for me

I know without a doubt
That He will bring me out
What God has for me; it is for me
It is for me…”

At a college graduation I heard a speaker say, “There are millions of paths to get you from birth to death. And they all work.” There are so many ways to spend your life. You could try to earn the most money, have the most successful business, be the most well-known person, or pursue whatever your passion is. However, there is something that God has just for you. When you try to pursue something else your results may be alright. But when you walk into what God has set in place for you; success is inevitable. Don’t try to just be the best or stand out from the crowd. Just seek Christ’s plan for your life. It’s already yours. Go get it!

-HC Armstrong
ReverendHCA@HCAnarrowWAY.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Keep Trusting-Thursday Thought

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us 
Ephesians 3:20

Besides Jesus, who else can you trust? Most of us are guilty of trying everything else first, then running to the Lord. But no one or no thing is as reliable as Him.  Our friends and family can only do so much. Our own intelligence can only take us so far. Money can only do so much. Time after time these things continue to disappoint us. Yet, Christ always supplies what we need. Many of us need to get our priorities in proper order.

Do you trust the Lord? Do you trust Him will all of your being? If so it will be shown in your actions. Not only will you tell other people to trust God with your words, but also with your actions. You will learn to pray when others are worrying. You will live righteously when others are still in the world. You will continually learn to follow the Lord no matter what happens! Do you believe that God is Able? He is! Keep the faith.

-HC Armstrong
ReverendHCA@HCAnarrowWAY.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Keep Trusting-Wednesday Word

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us 
Ephesians 3:20







Exceeding abundantly. The NIV says ‘immeasurably more.’ God’s power is just that great. It is greater than anything we can imagine. Whatever your prayer request is, Christ can do much more than what you ask for. From overcoming your greatest fear, to finally dying to sin, to pursuing a goal that you believe is too lofty. God can fulfill your heart’s desire and much MUCH more!

If you are a born again believer then that power is in you. Whatever task seems so complicated to you is less than easy for the Lord. Whatever you feel led to do, have confidence knowing God is able to do way more than what your mind can even comprehend. The extent of His power is not even able to be measured. And that power resides in you. You can do it. Keep the faith. Why? Because God is able.


-HC Armstrong
ReverendHCA@HCAnarrowWAY.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Keep Trusting - Tuesday Truth

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 ESV



“Waiting can be such a difficult task.  It is deeper than the characteristic or personality trait of patience or impatience.  Maybe you are waiting for a specific breakthrough in your life: a job, a promotion, a spouse; that has not come easy but more important, when you think it should come.

The Bible tells us that those who wait on the Lord will have renewed and continued strength and will not become weary.  As Christians, trusting, knowing and believing that God’s will is perfect, we must also trust in His perfect timing. Find hope in waiting, knowing that your breakthrough is a good and perfect gift from God (James 1:17).  Trust in Him and His perfect plan for your life.


-        Kimberli Armstrong

Monday, June 22, 2015

Keep Trusting God-Monday Motivation



Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 esv


God is able to do anything. Don’t forget that. When we ask Him for something and it doesn’t turn out our way, then we may get discouraged. We wonder “is God still God?” “Is He still there for me?” Let me assure that Christ is still just as powerful now as He has always been. He has not forgotten about you.

A delay from Jesus is not a denial. When it seems like you are not getting through there could be for several reasons why. You may not be ready to handle what you're asking God for. You may be asking for the wrong thing. God might just have something better in store for you. He may be testing you. Don’t give up in the Lord. Remember He works in a way that your mind just can’t understand. Keep the faith. God is able.

-HC Armstrong
ReverendHCA@HCAnarrowWAY.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Protector & Provider-Friday Freedom

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 
1 Samuel 16:7 esv



What makes a man a real man? What makes a man a real man of God? The answer rests in his heart. The world looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. David was the smallest, youngest, and least likely to be king, from man's perspective. Yet God saw who he truly was. There was a king inside him. A great father sees the greatness in his children. God sees the greatness in you. Even if you can't see it in yourself. Get to know your Father. He has greatness in store for you!!!

-HC Armstrong

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Protector & Provider-Thursday Thought

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. -Psalm 68:4-5 esv



What makes a man a real man? This a question that I believe every generation and society has to grapple with to find the truth. There are many ideals about what constitutes a man, but God has the truth. A real man has concern for those under his care. He ensures that those under his care are taken care of because he loves them and is concerned about them.

God is the ultimate Leader, Father, Protector, and Provider. He has great concern for those who are under His care. His love is immensely selfless. God makes the needs of His children a priority. He will do anything to take care of them; even send His Son to give up His life. God is the ultimate Father. This is not displayed through power or intimidation, but through love, care, and concern!

-HC Armstrong

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Protector & Provider-Wednesday Word

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. 
Psalm 103:13 esv

Image result for compassion

Compassion usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about fatherhood or manliness, but a good father must display compassion. The word, "compassion" in this context carries the connotation of love, care, concern, mercy, and empathy. If a father wants to develop a lasting and loving relationship with His children, then he will display these traits. Leadership and discipline must be coupled with understanding and grace.

The God we serve is a perfect Father. He is Lord and Master of all. He a just God and is very clear in His commandments. He sometimes even has to chastise His children. However in the midst of all that our God still displays His amazing compassion toward us. We know that He loves us AND He can empathize with us. He understands our struggles and our pain. The Lord is that compassionate and loving Father that we all need!

-HC Armstrong

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Protector & Provider-Tuesday Truth


God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 esv




One of the qualities of a great father is the ability to protect his children. Along with protecting he should create an atmosphere of safety. When a father is successfully fulfilling his role as protector, then his children not only are safe, but they also feel safe. They are confident. Children of a protector know and rest in the fact that they are safe. Children of a protector can live at peace.


Our God is a perfect Father. Not only does He protect us, but He makes His protection very clear. The Word says that He is our refuge. God is our hiding place. He is the One we can run to in our times of trouble. He is our strength. He protects our spirits when we get weak. In the lowest points of life He is present. He is there with us! God is a perfect Protector. Trust His strength, refuge, and presence!

-HC Armstrong

Monday, June 15, 2015

Protector & Provider-Monday Motivation

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 esv


God is the ultimate Father. He protects and provides perfectly. All we have to do is follow His guidance. God always knows exactly how to deal with us. He uses a perfect balance of discipline and grace. His leadership and chastisement is laden with mercy. In the all-wise God we have a Protector, Provider, and Friend. He is a perfect Father.

Any good earthly Father will do all He can to provide for and protect His children, right? Jesus asks an interesting question in this passage. Basically He says, "if you sinful men know how to take care of your kids, then how much more does God the Father know how to do the same?" If you are a true believe in Jesus Christ, then take refuge in the fact you have a perfect Father in God!

-HC Armstrong

Friday, June 12, 2015

All The Way-Friday Freedom




“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) 

The more we continue to live life half in and half out the enemy will continue to wear us down When we seek Christ totally, He will give us life to the fullest! After spending some time thinking you may realize that there are some major changes that need to occur in your life. MAKE THEM! Give your whole life over to God and experience the greatness He has for you! Yield your whole self over to God and pray for His strength as you let go of sinful influences. Let it all go and live your best life!

“My heart, my mind
My soul belongs to You
You paid the price for me
Way back on Calvary
And yes I praise You
I life You up
I magnify Your name!

That’s why my heart is filled with praise…”

Thursday, June 11, 2015

All The Way-Thursday Thought



“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
Christians can get caught up in the world’s view of success. We can end up chasing and living for money, which really is living for evil (1 Timothy 6:10). In other cases we can have plans for our lives that are not necessarily wrong. We may have a certain profession, location, etc. that we want for ourselves. However it may conflict with the plans that God has for us. Then if we choose to do one thing knowing that God has something else for us, then that becomes sin as well. At the end of everything it comes down to one simple question; who do you think has better plans for you; you or God?

God has great plans for every one of you (Jeremiah 29:11). After we receive Jesus Christ as our personal savior, we must then continually yield ourselves over to the will of God. Through prayer and bible study we can continually know Jesus and let Him take more and more control of our lives. Therefore if we let God truly be our Lord (Master and Ruler of our ENTIRE lives), we can walk into the great plans that He has for us and be blessed immeasurably. In order to make this a reality there are two key factors that must be in play here; devotion and discipline. Are you a disciplined child of God? 

   -HC Armstrong

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

All The Way-Wednesday Word





“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) 

God wants the total person, including our time. Am I saying that we should spend every waking moment praying and in church? No. However, we should make time to spend with God every day. Reading His word, meditating on it, and praying to Him. We should pray all throughout the day. The Bible tells us to never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Even with other activities you should make sure that your time is going towards things that God approves of. Being idle, bored, having nothing to do gives way for the devil to attack your mind which leads to wrong. Make sure your time is spent engaged in productive activities that are productive and please God. More importantly, make sure you spend time with God especially early in the morning and before going to sleep.

   -HC Armstrong

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

All The Way-Tuesday Truth


“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

All of our actions start in the mind. We think about doing something, then do it. Sin is conceived in the mind before it becomes action (James 1:15). So often as Christians we end up doing things we know are wrong repeatedly and then wonder why. This can come from us putting ourselves in situations and around people that breed an environment to do what is wrong. Even if we love Christ, if we are constantly listening to, watching, and reading things that glorify and uphold actions and mindsets contrary to God’s will, we will have these thoughts in our minds.

Obviously, these thoughts will sometimes become actions. Often times these things may not be as blatant as you would expect. For example, many sitcoms/movies show unmarried couples living together and having sex as ways to reach “new levels” in their relationship. While this is not necessarily “bad” (illegal) by worldly standards, we know this is wrong in God’s sight and is therefore sin. Another major theme presented all over is reaching Heaven or true happiness through one’s good actions or good works; which is blatantly contrary to true salvation which can only be attained through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Maybe you get confused and swayed in your relationship with God because too many things going into your mind are pulling you away… 

               -HC Armstrong

Monday, June 8, 2015

All The Way-Monday Motivation



“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

God is truly an awesome God. As we all know He has performed great wonders throughout time and still is today. From the creation of this world to parting the Red Sea to Jesus’ resurrection and even us just having life at this very moment; the list goes on and on. This is the God that we all want to know and have a relationship with. He is the blessing God, the merciful God, and the forgiving God. However this is just part of God’s nature toward us. God also wants to be our Lord; our Master, King, and Ruler.

God wants your entire life to be a sacrifice to Him. He wants your all to be an offering to Him and His will. As a Christians life can be much more tranquil if you would just give your all over to the Lord. And by all I mean EVERYTHING. This includes our thoughts, actions, desires, motives, attitudes, talents, resources, habits, problems, your body, and the list goes on. God wants all of you. Give yourself to Him.

-HC Armstrong

Friday, June 5, 2015

Prevail-Friday Freedom


Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
Psalm 119:133



If you want to grow in Christ, then diligent Bible study is the nourishment that you need. If you want to walk into and fulfill Jesus' calling for your life, then you must be mature enough to handle the assignment. The Word is our instruction manual. The Bible is our ultimate guide. At 176 verses, Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible; longer than some books. The psalmist declares his absolute and fervent love for the Lord and His Word. Why? Because he understood that God’s Word is the key to salvation and a successful life. Learn to love the Word of God immensely and you will be successful in whatever you pursue. Grow in Christ and get all that he has for you! Be blessed!

-HC Armstrong


Order my steps in your word.
Order my tongue in your word.

Guide my feet in your word.
Wash my heart in your word.

Show me how to walk in your word.
Show me how to talk in your word.

When I need a brand new song to sing,
Show me how to let your praises ring,

In your Word, In your Word!!!
Please order my steps in your Word!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Prevail-Wednesday Word


Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4 (NKJV)


There is nothing God yearns for more than to bless us. God sent His Son just to die for us. He loves us more than we can understand. We need to understand that God loves us enough to hurt our feelings sometimes. We often plead to the Lord for things that are not good for us. We want the wrong things because our hearts desire something else more than they desire Jesus. God knows better than we do so sometimes He denies our requests simply because He loves us. 

Only after you truly trust God with all your heart can you delight in God. When you delight in the Lord all you want is Him. Your plans, your thoughts, your desires are all about Him. Everything you desires is good; when you delight (find high satisfaction) in the Lord. Therefore whatever you ask God, in the name of Jesus Christ, will be given to you. Before you question God’s goodness check your desires. Ask God to search your heart and reveal what you truly delight in.

-HC Armstrong

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Prevail-Tuesday Truth


But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 
Galatians 5:16 ESV


Walking in the Spirit requires discipline. Nothing in life requires a greater deal of focus, determination, and attention. We treat our spiritual lives so carelessly, but put so much time into other things. We sacrifice for our careers, to exercise, and for whatever else we want. Then we wonder why we aren’t experiencing God like we want to. But like anything else; we only reap what we sow.

Success in this life is nice, but all of this will pass away one day. Live in a way that will reap eternal rewards. Make time every day to be alone with God. Who else can help you in life as much as He can? Make time to participate in a true Christ-centered Bible study. Be mindful of spiritual attacks. The Bible refers to the devil as a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). Actively and persistently live in a way that pleases God. Walk in the Spirit. God will walk with you.

-HC Armstrong

Monday, June 1, 2015

Prevail-Monday Motivation

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 
Galatians 6:9 ESV




Most of us have goals. When we get to know Christ at a deeper level He places certain tasks on our hearts. God shows us step by step what the calling is for our lives. Sometimes in trying to reach His goals we can get tired and frustrated. God puts us in uncomfortable situations and adverse environments. We don’t know how long it will take to do what we feel He is calling us to do. At times we just want to give up. Don’t give up.

In any situation Jesus always tells you exactly what you need to know; nothing more and nothing less. God always comes through in His perfect timing; not yours. Jesus always does things in His perfect way. All you must do is trust Him and be obedient. God would never tell you to do something that He would not equip you to do. If you know God has put something on your heart keep working at it. Everything will work out in God’s perfect timing! You can trust the Lord.

-HC Armstrong