Life Restoration Code of Principles
I John 4:7 - Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. The solution to most problems is found in love. Love, (not money) is the motivation and reason for living, yet most of us do not truly understand its concept, it’s meaning, and it’s importance. God has given us an unlimited supply of love and it is always available to us…but for most of us, it is hard to receive…because we do not understand it. We have read the scripture, John 3:16 "For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him, should not perish, but shall have everlasting life”, but…many of us have not truly opened up our minds to receive this concept: LOVE GIVES!!! Most of us believe that love is based on what you receive, but love is based on what you give…Life Restoration Ministries members will be known for the LOVE they give to others based on the LOVE they were given by God himself.
Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves it is a gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast”
God by “right” could “write” us all off to eternal damnation, and would still be a just God. He created mankind, sinless, and gave Him every opportunity to follow Him. After the fall of Adam and Eve, all of mankind was doomed because the “wages of sin is death but the gift of God, is eternal life.” The gift that was extended to us by God himself was called grace. It is a gift that is available to everyone, but not everyone understands the depth of love God has for us by extending us this opportunity for reconciliation. Understanding the gift of unmerited favor given to each of us is essential in living an abundant life in HIM. Life Restoration Ministries will understand and walk in the daily favor given to them by God; realizing that we are not in a position to look at anyone with discontent…it is because of the grace we received that we would not be consumed.
Romans 5:3-5 - And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
Hope can be described as a “full confidence of assurance of good things that are to come.” As Christians, we understand that everything that happens in life is ordained and approved by God…yet; many of us do not comprehend the idea of “hope” in the midst of adversity. Our initial inclination is to “faint” or lose heart. When we truly grasp the concept that God uses every situation in our lives for His glory, we will begin to look at things from an eagle-eyed perspective instead of a ground-eyed perspective. Life Restoration Ministries will be an oasis of hope because the hope that we have will be rooted and grounded in the glory of God and not in the glory of each other and ourselves.
John 8:36 - If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
The truth of the gospel was never written to make the Christian bound, but to make us FREE. The bible says in Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery.” Freedom does not mean that you have no boundaries, rules, or regulations, but freedom suggests that you are not shackled, bound, and oppressed by those rules. Instead of walking in the yoke(s) of “I can’t”, Life Restoration Ministries is designed to walk through the mountains of “I can."