Everyone has something that they fall back on when life turns against them. Some things work for a while, and some make life worse in the end, but to have a refuge that always works, and never fails is a true treasure. What we trust in the most will be our rock and our pride and joy.
Why didn’t God come and help us? Why is He allowing us to have so much pain? That’s a huge question that takes a lot of building blocks to be laid down. Today, Pastor Hartikka gives us an overall blueprint, to help lay that foundation.
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God has always used human circumstance to reveal himself. The life you and I are living right now is God’s drawing board. Don’t let the devil write on it by filling you with lies. The truth is that the only way that men are going to discover God is learning to see Him through His word in the panorama that is our life story. God is seen, not so much in our successes but in His success in our failures.
I learned a long time ago that when hard times come, we need to understand that God allowed them, and often, we allowed them. We would do well to seek Him to understand what He is doing instead of merely trying to change the circumstances that He has allowed. The storms of life are often ordained by God to bring us to a better place, and it does no good to think that all we need to do is find someone to blame and judge them. Today ...
The sooner we can admit that God has allowed what we are experiencing, the sooner we can start using our faith to let Him do what He has planned for us and for our nation. God could easily turn around every trial, calm every storm, and save us from every heartache. When God allows all of the things we’ve relied on to disappear, and all we have left is Him, that is intended to be an incredibly good thing.
It’s time that we realized that the darkness that has descended on us is not going to be defeated by using political weapons. Constantly engaging the outrageous plummet into an immoral abyss with intellectual sparring and debate is a completely flawed plan of action. You can’t fight a moral battle with a militant mindset that either forces or educates away America’s injustice.
We have yet to define our reason for grieving. When we lose what we love, whether it be a family member or friend, or it be a way of life, how we react will determine if we find a solution and our much needed healing. This nation is not grieving right! It's seeking justice because of debts we demand instead of embracing mercy because of debts we owe. People need to grieve right to receive a release for the pain of life's lo...
I believe God has been showing me His broken heart for our nation. Whether it be personal, or national, our future is going to be determined by how we relate to the glory of God. Pastor Hartikka has been talking about the glory of God on Life Journeys, and today we’ll see that His glory is both the root of freedom, and it’s lack is the root of sin.
Today on Life Journeys, Pastor Hartikka is going to dive into the question of why overcoming life challenges is sometimes so difficult. It may be worry over a job, or an addiction, or a relationship failure. Or it may be the deep divides that exist today in America. What a man is seeking at the core of his soul is put in the spotlight today.
"All things work together for the good to those who love God.." The context for this is the same as the setting of rampant corruption in America today being allowed by God. Today, you'll learn precisely why He is allowing this and why you are here to see it! Strap in, because this message is going to shake you up if it's at all possible!
Today is a day to boost your faith – the kind of faith that will work in a prison cell, a hospital bed, or what’s happening in America today. By the end of this podcast, you’ll find an understanding of faith that few people talk about, and a depth of faith that will overcome every storm.
No one knows when this great event will happen. But the Bible talks about the 2nd coming of Christ 8 times as much as of His first. Today on Life Journeys, Pastor Hartikka is going to talk about the liberty that comes with eyes focused on our true citizenship in heaven with God. If we are going to safely address the corruption that has taken over America, we are going to have to know this.
Our standard is not American justice and freedom. It is Christian love. The moment we make justice our highest goal, we have moved away from the love necessary to accomplish justice. Jesus told us to love our enemies and bless those who persecute us. If we do not, how can we except any idea that we are any better than they are? Freedom in Christ is not freedom from injustice. It is freedom from the bitterness that injustice would c...
God has given to Pastor Hartikka a very special message for our 100th podcast. In it, he shares the deepest and hardest lessons of faith that he has had to learn in the valleys of betrayal, loneliness, injustice, and personal failure. “When dreams die,” is not for the faint-hearted, but a lesson that American Christians must learn in this present season. It will not be satisfying to the carnal Christian, but a welcome drink of cool...
These are dangerous times, but they are not dangerous simply because the world is like it is. They are also dangerous because so many Christians are still fighting the wrong battles today. Recognizing why God allows us to go through hard times is vital in learning how to work with Him to bring about His will. It starts within, until God sees that His Church is ready to move forward with His plan.
More than ever before, it’s important to know why we are here. God has a purpose for each one of us on this earth. Today on life journeys, pastor hartikka talks about making daily decisions, establishing our thoughts, and setting goals based upon why we are here. We don’t want regrets at the end of our days.
People say, God is in control. However, it is essential that we learn how to work with Him as He establishes His will in the earth. He uses people. He has given us authority through His Word, but we must learn how to let Him release that authority through us. Today, on life journeys, Pastor Hartikka shares an example from personal experience of how this will work in our nation.
Many of you are familiar with the verse that says, the time is come that judgement must begin in the house of the lord. The book of revelation outlines this as well, that before God deals with the sin in the world, He calls His own people to get things cleaned up. That is vital in understanding what He wants, and what our individual responsibility is, so we can understand what God is going to do in our nation.
The message of Life Journeys today is simple. Be patient. This podcast was begun with the intention to better understand why we experience hard times in this world. The truth is, God never allows His people to enter into a battle that He doesn’t intend to win decisively! Here's how.
We might as well dismiss the political struggle in America if we don’t have a fundamental and profound moral change in this country. The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Jesus said that unless the days of the great tribulation be shortened, even the elect would be deceived. We’ve certainly seen how easy it is to be deceived in the past year. Today on Life Journeys, Pastor Hartikka makes some vital observa...