Archive | September 2016

Loved and Adored! Yes You Are!

All I have, all that I am, I give to you Lord. You are the reason why I am living, you woke me up this morning and you started me on my way. You Lord are a merciful God.The broken and contrite heart you do not despise.

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Thank you for forgiving me of unbelief and doubting you. How could I even doubt you that created the heavens and the earth? You set a parameter for the seas, you know the measure of the grain of sand in the sea shores and yet call me by name. Who am I? You know me and have called me the apple of your eyes, your priced possession. The seed of Abraham your friend. Wow!! ………. Speechless!

How can I thank you enough? How do I show my love and appreciation for your faithfulness? Awesome you are Lord from everlasting to everlasting. Majestic in holiness, always doing wonders! Be magnified Oh Lord, the ancient of days, immortal, invincible, the only wise God.

Your love and mercies abound Oh Lord to all who will come to you for they will not be cast out. Just as I was, I came and you embraced me with your tender mercies, your loving kindness restores my heart and hope. You gave sight to my eyes, hearing to my ears, you put a new song in my heart, a song to the God of my Salvation. My heart dance to your love song Lord, glory be to your Holy name.

joy-like-a-riverFriends, will think about the goodness of God towards you, and all He has done for you. Will you release your soul to shout hallelujah, praise God for saving, preserving and upholding you by his righteous right arm.

What? What? You don’t have a clue? What is all this about? Friends, it is by the mercies of God that you are not consumed. No matter what you are going through, know this for sure it could be worst, had it not been for the Lord. Will you give your all to the Lord today? Stop striving with your maker, He loves you! Yield your heart to Jesus today, let Him carry your burdens for He is the burden bearer for the redeemed. Accept your need for a Savior, confess your sins and ask Jesus to come into your life today. Tomorrow may be too late. Today is the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in Him. Salvation is here today, in no other but Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Reach out to Him today for He cares for you! Yes He does.

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May His peace be with you today and forever! Amen

Shalom! Shalom!

Broken Spirit! Contrite Heart!!

Awesome God! How great thou hath, you alone are mighty, and mighty are your miracles. Your ways Oh Lord are past finding out. You are beautiful beyond description, too marvelous for words.

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You Oh Lord, you are the porter and we your children are the clay. You mold us as you will for your good pleasure. You molded David, a shepherd boy to be a giant killer. This same David, the least in Jesse’s household, you made the King of Israel your chosen people. Yet you reached into the darkened season of David’s life and brought out the wisest person that ever lived from the womb of Bathsheba- 2 Samuel 12:24! Who can fathom your ways Oh Lord. It amazes me Lord that you brought an enduring legacy, the Scepter, an eternal Scepter out of the loins of a murderer!!! Why Lord? How can that be? What is the criteria to find favor in your sight? What must I do to be a favored piece of clay?

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Lord you showed us in the life of Saul and David. Saul was King, chosen by you but lived according to the dictates and applause of men. He loved you but loved his subject more than you. He would rather disobey you than displease his armies, the people you made Him King over. Saul’s eyes were not towards you but in the euphoria of the words, accolades and acceptance of men. He lived to please his subjects – your people. 1 Samuel 13

broken-heartWhat pride and joy David brought to you Most High God! Right from facing Goliath, he was defending your honor and glory. He was ready come what may to stand for you. He was always concerned about pleasing you even when angered by Abigail’s husband, Nabal 1 Samuel 25. You kept him from sinning against you. When he was overcome by darkness and killed a man to cover up His sin and shame, you sent words to him and he repented. He sought your face. David always looked up to you Lord. The words of men, the applause were not enough to make him stretch out his hands against your anointed even in the cave. David feared you above all else!!

Friends, a broken and a contrite spirit the Lord will not despise. Will you humbly come to the Lord today to confess your sins, pour out your heart and let Jesus heal and cleanse you by His blood shed on Calvary’s tree. Jesus Christ already made the sacrifice on our behalf, all we need to do is accept the gift bestowed on us. Will you join me in praying this prayer of David in Psalms 51? 

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Shalom! Shalom!

Enormous Power? Within!

Hmmmm! Trying not to seem puffed up, quiet, sitting inconspicuously, reducing your shine to blend in, is not doing justice to all that has been made available to you. Well, yes you were able to accomplish some, even with your seemingly limited resources, you set the ball rolling, you changed the dynamics, yet, you could have done pretty much more!!!!!!

There is still many more land to conquer!! Joshua 14:10 “Now then, just as the Lord promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! 11 I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. 12 Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”

13 Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him Hebron as his inheritance. 14 So Hebron has belonged to Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite ever since, because he followed the Lord, the God of Israel, wholeheartedly. 15 (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba after Arba, who was the greatest man among the Anakites.)

Then the land had rest from war.  

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The Word said, if you are willing and obedient!! Willing to go all the way with the truth and obedient to the dictates of all that it entails, you will eat the fruit of the land – your labor of love, sacrifices, service and much more will be rewarded. You know who you are!  A compact power hibernating so to speak, waiting for that spark to ignite a dynamics!! Do not fear, but be courageous! The Lord is with you and His mighty hand is upon you, no other hand shall be upon you! Rise up and stand strong looking out for the salvation of the Lord!

Jesus is Lord!

Shalom! Shalom!

 

Timeless Quotes – Dale Carnegie

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
 
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
 
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
 
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
 
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
 
character-and-self-controlPeople rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
 
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
 
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
 
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
 
Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
It takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

 

Your Life!

Your life must be lived to the Lord’s glory. Remember you were crucified with Christ, nevertheless you live, yet not you, but Christ, for the life that you live now, you live by the love of Christ who loved you enough to die for you! Therefor live to His glory!

Shalom!

Radiant Glory Of Love

Be happy and contented with the fact that your life is beautiful just the way it is this moment. There is even more beauty and sweetness in your future, than whatever you have ever experienced in the past or experiencing presently.

boundless opportunityTherefore set your face like a flint, unwavering, from the path of grace, love and joy – righteousness through and in Christ Jesus your Lord and Savior.

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Persistent Faith!

John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene was grief stricken over the death of Jesus and not finding His body in the grave. She was determined to know what happened to his body. As she wept, she bent over ( in expectation of whatever) to look into the tomb. She was persistent and her persistent paid off. Mary not only saw the two Angels sitting where Jesus’s body had been, she saw the Lord Jesus himself risen.
In your grief as you take stock of what could and might have been in your life, grief over marital failure, unfruitfulness, been misunderstood, neglect, loss of a loved one etc. In every grief there is a silver lining. There is a miracle just about to be revealed. The Lord is near thee. He wants you to look for possibilities, life budding out of the deadness around you. Have a positive expectation as this year ends and the new begins. For it is written that the expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off. Be encouraged today, the Lord himself is near you. Reach out to him in faith to touch the hem of his garment. Receive grace today. Shalom.

Resolute Faith!

 

Faith in God! Faith in The Word! Had it not been this tiny weeny faith that I have, that you have by His grace. I, we most likely would have forgotten who I/we was/were, who I am/you are, and who His love is making me and you to become from glory to glory. Matthew 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Hebrew 11 Faith: By Faith We Understand! Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”;  for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Like Joseph, who shared his dream with his brothers and was hated. His Father, with all the love and lofty plans He had for all his children could not imagine that this little child will one day be mightier than Him he must have thought. Bow before Joseph? That can’t be, it is unheard off. Genesis 37:1 to end. Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”10 So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

You my friends might have shared your dreams with family and friends. No one would dare to share their dreams with known foes! None would dare to do that. We most often share our lives with people of like minds, family, friends, and those of the household of faith. Please note that dream killers abide everywhere and will not hesitate to call day night and night day. The wicked one will use every available vessel vacant and willing to discourage, distract and convince you to discard your dreams and from being your transformed self. You will be stripped, sold out by “trusted” allies, blackmailed and wrongfully convicted and sentenced in order to kill that dream, your great destiny, planted by heaven in your heart.

Folks remember how things played out? It always plays out that way when it is backed by heaven. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Life matters will work hand in hand with your ordained destiny only by total faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It does not matter how long it takes or seems to be taking, trust the process and the path like Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Peter and many more! Lean not on the arm of flesh for it always fails. Let your faith be aligned with Christ Jesus alone!  Many have leaned on “Pillars”, looked up to like minded people of faith and have been shipwrecked. Look up to Jesus Christ the author and finisher of your faith. Be encouraged friends, the Lord is on your case! Relax!!!!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!