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Through "The Basics with Beth," Beth Jones is teaching the basics of God's Word to help you live a life you love and love the life you live! 

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YOU. MATTER.

Jennifer Cole

Have you ever felt alone? Abandoned? Insignificant, unnoticed, forgotten? These feelings are not often from a short, one-time event but rather they can grow in you for years for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’ve gone through a divorce, or maybe you’re the child who witnessed your parents’ divorce. Maybe you are in a family but still feel alone and unnoticed. Or perhaps you’ve gone through some kind of abuse in your life and it took a toll. Well, I’m here to tell you today, in case you’ve never heard it or just need to hear it again…

>>YOU. MATTER.

That’s right, YOU. Not the person next to you, I’m talking to YOU. The God of the Universe is not so busy that He doesn’t take interest in the details of your life. You matter so much to Him that He sacrificed His only Son, Jesus, to set you free. Think about this for a moment -- how can you tell something’s value? Well, you look at the cost paid for it. Look no further than the ultimate price Jesus paid, and you’ll see just how valuable you are! Matthew 6:26 confirms: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” God can handle all of the details of every living creature and care for them -- so there can be no doubt that He is well able to be involved in the details of your life and in caring for YOU!

The key to truly understanding this starts with asking Jesus into your heart (getting saved) and then allowing Him to do a restorative work in you. There is no mess so messy that God can’t help clean it up. There’s nothing so big or so awful or from so long ago that God can’t do a miraculous restorative work in and through you. Ask Him to bring restoration to your heart, soul and relationships. Allow Him access to the places that hurt. You can trust Him with your heart. You can trust Him with your life, your love and your hope. He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

When you join with Him in the journey of restoration, the true beauty happens when your feelings of abandonment start to get replaced with attachment -- attachment to Jesus! After all, to truly be rid of something negative, something positive must take its place. If you’ve been poor, you’re still poor until you have enough. If you’ve been sick, you’re still sick until you’re well. The positive replaces the negative, and that becomes your new reality. Replacing your loneliness or abandonment with attachment to Christ will become your redemption story! So don’t wait. Say the prayer below from your heart, and let God start working His supernatural restoration in your life today.

Say This: “Father, thank You that I matter. I matter to you. What I’ve been through and what I go through matters to You. You are interested in all the details of my life. Today I first want to ask Jesus into my heart, to be the Lord of my life. And secondly I ask You to begin the restoration process in my life. You know the hurts I carry, the feelings of loss, abandonment and loneliness, and I crave attachment to Jesus as a replacement for all of that. I trust You and thank You in advance for the restoration journey I’m now on, with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
 

don't let life's pace run you over.

Jennifer Cole

When you think of the word “grace,” what comes to mind? I know for me, the word “grace” was kind of foggy at first. I could tell that grace was a good thing, that it was desirable and positive. But, it was hard to put my thumb on just what it meant and how to apply it to my life -- and don’t even ask me to explain it to someone else back then! Ha!

But at some point along my journey I got the revelation knowledge of what grace truly is...and WOW it’s a big deal! And did I tell you...it’s FREE! The basic truth we’re diving into today is that grace is not just a warm-fuzzy or feel-good word. It’s not good vibes or positive thoughts. Grace is actually a tangible deposit of God’s ability and strength into your life!

>>Did you catch that? It’s HIS ability and strength, freely given to YOU! 

It’s no wonder that in Romans 5:17 we read: “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” So there’s a direct tie here between receiving an abundance of grace and reigning in life. God’s desire for us is to reign in life, not to be run over by life!

The question for all of us today is...do you feel like you’re reigning in life? Or does it feel like you’re living “one nostril above water?” Stressed out, maxed out, burned out, you name it. None of those describes the type of lifestyle God desires for you! It’s true that in this day-and-age, there’s no shortage of things that will try to command your attention and fill your schedule. There’s work, raising children, going to school, travel, phone calls, paying bills, eating and sleeping, Facebook, Zumba class, grocery shopping, walking the dog...I mean, isn’t it easy to see how quickly you could feel overwhelmed? That’s why it’s absolutely essential that you obtain God’s grace for the pace!

God’s grace in your life is like great ropes that hold a ship together through a storm. When everything around you is falling apart, the waves are crashing and wind is beating down on you, it’s God’s grace -- those incredibly strong, tough, supernatural ropes -- that keep you in tact. And in calm waters, it’s the grease for the motor that helps you cruise forward with ease and joy!

I want to encourage you today -- if you’re feeling run over, out of steam or at the end of your rope...then right now RUN, don’t walk, to the Throne of Grace to obtain supernatural deposits of His ability and strength! Simply ASK the Lord for extra grace for the pace. Obtaining grace deposits into your life is an active process -- it’s something you need to ask for, seek, require and grab hold of. So don’t wait...access the grace He has for you today and every day -- just ask and receive!

Say This: “Father, thank You that I can approach Your Throne of Grace at any time and ask for extra grace for the pace! Thank You that You are depositing Your ability and strength into my life, helping me to reign in life, to enlarge my capacity and to fulfill all that You’ve called me to do in this life. Today I ask You for extra measures of grace, and I thank You for it! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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Jennifer Cole

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You’ve probably heard the saying: “You can measure your growth by the people you meet and the books you read.” We’re passionate about helping the world get the basics and grow in faith, and these books will help you do just that! Grab this bundle and jump start your New Year with some fresh wind breathed into your Christian life!
 

21 Days of Grace for the Pace

Jennifer Cole

“...My grace is all you need...” 2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT

Do you ever feel run-over by your schedule? That your calendar might burst if one more thing gets added? That you can’t ever truly rest in this day-and-age?

Here’s a secret...you don’t have to live that way! God’s grace can truly enable you to not just keep up with the pace of life but even have peace, rest and joy along the way!

Today I’d love to bless you with a FREE mini-book called 21 Days of Grace for the Pace that will share with you the "secret sauce" on how to walk in God's grace in your everyday life! I’m currently offering this free eBook download to all The Basics With Beth TV viewers -- and I don’t want you to miss out on this FREE gift too! Simply click here to snag your copy.

Say This: “Father, thank You for Your grace -- Your grace is sufficient and is what I need! Help me to experience Your grace in my life more and more each day, so that I can live in the true peace, rest and joy that You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

New Podcast: MORE Grace For The Pace!

Jennifer Cole

"...Then they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together..." Acts 27:17

On today’s “basic thought” podcast, we're still talking about God's grace to help! Here's the thing -- God's grace is a supernatural download of help to juggle your busy schedule, to make business decisions, to raise your children and more. It's the "ropes" that are holding us together! Couldn’t we all use more of that help? I know I could! 

This podcast is a follow up to my interview with Holly Wagner and our last podcast on grace for the pace -- it just seems like a timely "basic" that we really need to get -- so I'm gonna keep talking about it! :)

If you're living with one nostril above water, I've got good news for you...God's grace IS sufficient for you. I encourage you to check out this latest episode of The Basics With Beth podcast -- I know it will help you! 

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