As a member of this community, you know that one of the primary reasons dulci sweets exists is to shine a light on the good and positive. We acknowledge that dulci sweets plays a unique role, not just as a purveyor of exquisite chocolates but as a beacon of positivity and goodness. It is our unwavering commitment to shine a light on the uplifting aspects of life, to inspire and encourage each one of you.
To share messages that lift you up and encourage you to focus on the few ‘forever’ things in life that matter most.
I pray that the today’s message resonates with your heart and is a moment that positively serves you.
Life, as we know it, is a journey filled with inevitable challenges. Whether fleeting or enduring, minor or seemingly insurmountable, challenges are the threads that weave the fabric of our existence. No one is exempt from hardship, adversity, pains, and hurts. It's during these times that doubt, unbelief, fear, and uncertainty can cast their shadows, inducing stress and anxiety. But fear not, for there is good news – a proven and positive perspective that can guide us through.
Let me share with you a heartwarming and enlightening conversation I had with my oldest son, Camden, arising from a message presented during his chapel service at his Christian school. The message drew from the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1, a poignant message delivered as Paul faced his own impending death.
In the face of his challenges, Paul didn't succumb to fear and despair. Instead, he wrote to Timothy, urging him to stand strong in faith, anchored in the unwavering Word of God. It's a lesson that transcends time and circumstances, a beacon of hope for us all.
As we delve into 2 Timothy 1:6-14, we find Paul encouraging Timothy to be brave and faithful amidst hardships. He reminds us all that God has bestowed upon us a spirit of "power, love, and self-control." This spirit empowers us to serve as Good Soldiers, fanning the flames of our faith to make them stronger, brighter, and hotter.
Consider the profound impact of Paul's prayer and commitment to service, even in the face of impending doom. His words resonate with unshakeable peace, joy, and faith. It's a testament to the transformative power of a steadfast heart and mind anchored in the divine.
In reflecting on this message, Camden and I found comfort in the hope-filled instruction, and supportive reassurance Paul conveyed to Timothy, emphasizing five Godly attributes:
FAITH: A foundation to stand on, unyielding and resolute.
BOLDNESS: The courage to face challenges with unwavering determination.
SERVICE: A noble calling to contribute beyond ourselves, even in adversity.
JOY: A perpetual wellspring of enduring joy found in Christ, just around the corner.
PRAYER: A powerful tool to draw closer to God and align our hearts with His.
Directly from Camden's notes, these thoughts emerged:
“Every Word you speak is Revealing.”
"With Christ, JOY is just around the corner."
"If you don't have faith today, you will stumble and fall tomorrow."
"We are victors IN Christ."
May these thoughts, inspired by the teachings of Paul and echoed in Camden's reflections, serve as a steadfast encouragement for you and your spirit.
Together, let us stand strong, embodying the spirit of power, love, and self-control that has been graciously given to us.
With heartfelt warmth and encouragement,
Brock and Camden
P.S. Let’s remain faithful and bold throughout, shining our light in the darkness. Knowing that we are not alone on this journey. This Is Goodness Created to be shared.