Winter is in full swing. It's hard not to love the peace and stillness of that white snow covering the mountain forests. The world feels like it is on pause in that stillness. We hope your Christmas and New Year will set that tone of peacefulness throughout your family. May the Gospel of Jesus Christ be a message you learn to discern and understand. Jesus paid a huge price for us to be free and prosperous. We watch so many get lost, lose their joy, lose their loved ones to sickness, have division and strife. God said to us, "A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you." So you think, "Well what do I have to do so trouble doesn't come near me?". Well first off we are not saved by works, you can't be "good" to get it or "work" to get it, it is free from God. Second you need to know God's word and deposit it deep, so when its time to make a withdrawal you can act in Faith. God takes action when faith is present. Make the choice today to understand God's word and as we say here at Panhandle Red, "Put a verse on your problem." Stop complaining, moaning, and groaning. Stop talking about your problem, and in FAITH speak a verse and never let anything else negative come out of your mouth. Fight the good fight of faith and stay on the faith side of every issue. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus because He is in us and we are seated with Him at the right hand of the FATHER. Isn't that exciting!! We our God's royalty, and royalty doesn't lack. Say it, "I shall not lack. I have a full supply. The Lord supplies all of my needs." The Lord warned us, he said "My people perish for lack of knowledge". He wasn't talking about your Bachelors Degree in Engineering, He was talking about the knowledge of His kingdom and how we, His children, will benefit if we know His word and use it to navigate our lives and ward off anything under the curse, like sickness, poverty, tragedy and other bad stuff. Our mouths dictate a lot of what is going to happen next. Worry, doubt, and fear are not from the Father, and usually cause you to get upset, confused, and tired out. Peace, love, and joy are from the Father, and you will feel that when you choose FAITH as your compass. You will also feel stronger and stronger. It will heal you. Remember our words have no power to change a situation on their own, but GOD'S do, and they activate the heavens to work on our behalf. "Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. Start the New Year with knowing God's word so it can be done for YOU- ON EARTH as it is in Heaven (Ponder that a moment), don't wait another minute. Peace to you all.