Archive | December 14, 2015

Intentional Warfare- Winning The Daily Spiritual Battles

Intentional Fitness CoverIntentional Warfare – Winning the Daily Spiritual Battle by Mary Graziano Scro

This book seems to have been written specifically for me. It couldn’t have come out at a better time, even as the enemy tried in it deceitfulness to keep me from reading it, thereby cheat me out of the inherent message from God, with distraction, busy bee syndrome and sheer laziness.

God has and is using this book by Mary Graziano to realign me with His will to love others as He has loved and still love me, to be sensitive, discerning and alert to the wiles of the enemy and also to reveal unto me my many flaws and His provision for victory/cure.

As Mary wrote “The Lord called us to advance His Kingdom here on the earth and to make Him known to those who desperately need Him. We can’t do that if we are uninformed, if in our ignorance we hurt those we are called to love. We also can’t give what we haven’t received and fully accepted—if we aren’t filled with God’s love and secure in our relationship with Him, it’s impossible for us to love others with His love.”

In my walk so far, I realized that it is what you have that you can actually give, although you can refuse to give, however if you do not have, no matter how hard you try you will not be able to give to others. Love is a free gift from God that everyone has, both saved and unsaved soul. As believers we have been commissioned to go out into the nations and tell the unsaved that God loves them – because they are ignorant of God’s divine love for them. We then have to be secured in our love from God to be able to love others unconditionally, without reservation.

Mary’s use of her personal encounter with God by the Holy Spirit guides the reader into reflecting, giving us more understanding of how we perceive occurrences in our daily encounters. We often judge others by their actions and judge ourselves by our intention and react without understanding of the force behind those actions leading to frictions in our relationships. We come back after the steam has abated but often some relationships have been damaged beyond reason, repairable though through overhaul which is only by grace – the force of love.

As a disciple of Christ we realize quickly enough and tries to salvage the relationships, however, as Mary stated “Sadly, in some relationships, no matter what you do, the other person refuses to listen. But this does not negate our responsibility to love and pray for those God places in our path, until He says to stop. There are times to persevere and times to walk away (shake the dust off your feet). Unless we’re aware of the enemy’s tactics, we’ll miss God’s heart and intentions for others. You are only responsible for your own actions, not for anyone else’s actions. Resolve to walk in love, aware that you have an enemy; and it’s not people or God. Be secure in God’s provision to defeat the real enemy through you when you keep His two greatest commandments and do things His way. Then we can, indeed, accomplish God’s goal in our daily battles: to bring His Kingdom to earth and love people into it”.

Trusting God is critical to victorious living. In our daily walk we need to be aware that the Lord is always with us and lean on Him to lead us aright. We are never to run but face our enemy – the devil for our victory is guaranteed. We are urged to be mindful of our own actions, words, and reaction to others and also to gauge our obedience to the will of God.

This is an excellent book, a must read for every believer with the desire to grow in love towards others in other to propagate the gospel of peace, love and grace – Salvation to the lost.

Please get your copy on – http://www.amazon.com and check out  http://lifeisnotaformula.blogspot.com 

Great job Mary! Thank You!

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Wisdom – The Principal Thing!

download (1)James 1: 5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Wisdom is required to be a sign and a wonder! Wisdom is needful to be who God created us to be. Wisdom is required to rule in the midst of our enemies.  Friends, wisdom is required to bring forth treasures from earthen vessels! God did invest so much in you and I before the foundation of the earth was laid, before we ever came into being! We have so much within that needs to be brought out for the pleasure of the Most High God. There are precious and rare gifts in each of us that needs to be unwrapped! Wisdom is required to live life, to fulfil purpose, to operate as an heavenly being on earth! Wisdom is necessary to have dominion!

Proverbs 4: 5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.  Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”

How then do we know we have received wisdom, this precious seed that gives birth to seeds from which all our needs are met?

1 John 5: 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Now that you have received wisdom what next? Put your wisdom to work to showcase the grace of God in your life. You and I have received wisdom to birth the greatness within us friends! Let us begin to act on the Word we have received by the help of the Holy Spirit to be who God created us to be.

Romans 8: 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

Friends, we have been crowned with glory and honor, we are joint heirs with Christ Jesus, endowed with wisdom from above, the wisdom that is not of this world, we have the Holy Spirit – the power of God Almighty within Us, what are we waiting for?

Step out in confidence of guaranteed victory, wonder, signs and miracles in Christ Jesus for the World is waiting for US. We are desperately needed to manifest God’s divine presence as light shining bright in utter darkness.

Almighty Father, Eternal King of Glory, Everlasting King of Kings, let your kingdom come upon us and your will be done in our lives, homes, families and Churches in Jesus mighty name. Amen