Favor in the Fire

This week God was speaking to me from the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel chapter 3. 
They made a decision not to bow down to false gods, but worship our God alone, and because of that were thrown into a fire! 
I believe there is some similarity in our lives right now. 
It might seem like things are not going well, or we didn’t deserve our circumstances, but there are some great truths in this story. 

1. Things Got Worse Before They Got Better
Actually the King heated the fire 7 times hotter than usual! 
We were praying for an early end to this pandemic but suddenly it seems to be worse. 
However hot it may get, or bad it may seem, we will continue to trust God. 

2. We Will Worship God Anyway
They were committed to God, even if they were not rescued. 
We are believing for miracles of healing and provision – and even if things don’t go as planned, we will worship God anyway! 

3. There Is Someone Else With Us In The Fire
The King saw someone else in the fire that looked like “a son of the gods”. 
I know the son of God who is with us always – his name is Jesus! 
Remember in every situation Jesus is just one prayer away! 

4. There Is Supernatural Favor After Going Through A Trial Well
On the other side of this trial was favor and promotion. 
1 Corinthians 10:13 says “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
I believe God has given you everything you need to thrive in this season, as long as we keep following Jesus! 

The next 2 Sundays are our “Heart for the House” time to give towards our building fund. 
Things may be uncertain but we are believing for Gods favor to buy or lease a building in Yokohama, Yokosuka and Atsugi! 
Please pray and consider what you’ll give towards our future home! 
All giving options are available at www.mylifehouse.com/give
Whatever the amount, lets be part of laying a foundation in Japan! 

Have a great weekend and see you at Church on Sunday! 
Josh & Yuki. 

  
— THIS WEEK IN CHURCH — 
//// FRIDAY ////
7PM Students & Youth Hangout
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Meeting ID: 881-3393-6269 

//// SUNDAY ////
9AM Dream Team Gathering
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Meeting ID: 587-014-188 

9:15AM Live from the Lobby
9:30AM Sunday Service (English with Japanese subtitles)
All Online Platforms 

10:15AM  Lifehouse Kids Party
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Meeting ID: 466-163-703 

10:45AM  Lifehouse Kids
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11:15AM Live from the Lobby
11:30AM Sunday Service (English & Japanese Bilingual)
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12:30PM Connect Groups
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2PM Language Exchange
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Meeting ID: 848-6219-4956 

2:45PM Live from the Lobby
3PM Sunday Service (Japanese with English subtitles)
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//// WEDNESDAY ////
7:45PM Live from the Lobby
8PM Wednesday Night Teaching
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//// THURSDAY ////
7PM Language Exchange
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Meeting ID: 848-6219-4956 

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