Archive | September 2018

All About Him!Our Faith!

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus.

And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us.

We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next.

In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
Romans 5:1‭-‬5 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/rom.5.1-5.MSG

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Tell It To The King!What Ails You?

Just wondering! How many Naaman’s do we meet daily? How many of us are like Naaman? I mean, we do not have leprosy, thanks be to God! We however have somethings like leprosy, be it an ailment of the heart, mind, body, financial, relational, career wise, that thorn, or that which bounds, a burden, limiting us in one way or another. 

No one knows about this ailment for we have mastered concealing it over time. It is visible even to ourselves only when no one else is present. 2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.

How could Naaman have conducted himself, such that no one in the battalion of soldiers and high ranking officers, and the King of the land himself without any hint?

It seems only his wife and the young slave girl knew that this powerful man had leprosy. God must have hidden this from all but few!  How could Naaman be leprose and it is not readily vicible? Not even under his armour, a piece of flesh giving his secret away!

And the slave girl! Well, one day she had to take the wash basin into the bosses quarters. She thought she heard the master beckon her come in, in response to her knock! Alas, there she stood frozen, face to face with the Master just few steps apart!

Her Master! Leprose? It can’t be! Blinking, for her mind was somersaulting within her chest, really! Master! What ails you? She must have asked with compassion! This compassion did not go unnoticed by Naaman, even in the midst of his embarrassment. Compassion from a heart filled with love! Compassion was what stopped her from been sent to an early grave. 

To the many that have stumbled in over the years into the masters quarters, they never lived to tell the tale. Many were  shocked when the executioner came for them, silenced forever from revealing what brought tragedy their way when the blade fell!

This girl from Israel! She saw a man burdened, and in need of a cure! Her Master, nice and always joking around with the little children whenever he was home. The best slave Master in the entire area. Many slaves pray their master will send them over to help for a little while in Naaman’s yard whenever he is hosting the soldiers.

Just one night at Naaman’s house and off to war! Many are prone to wish. Better die a gallant than live as a worthless slave treated worst than an animal.

Friends, what does Naaman’s leprosy represent in your life? God forbid any disease or infirmities in your quarters in Jesus mighty name. What is that thing, that thorn in your flesh, visible to you, yet not unto others? What has bound you, while you walk like a freeman in the society?

What is that thing? That issue, hidden in our hearts eating us away? Broken heart? Broken dreams? Worry? Unforgivess? Insecurity? Greed? Anger? Pride? Envy, and jealousy , amongst many vices.

Tell it to the King friends! As this slave girl faced her master, his shoulder slumped for a twinkle of an eye and the many years of military training set in, and he uttered, tell no one” as he picked up his robe and walked out unto the patio overlooking the lake.

This girl gingerly positioned the water basin well on its stand and walked back out, but she never forgot what she saw. Since that day she looks at her Master differently, her compassion ultimately spoke to Madam Master and the rest is history! 2 Kings 5:3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

Speak to the King friends! Your healing, deliverance, upliftment, provision, understanding, wisdom, increase, joy, peace, marriage, relationship, and all that you could ever want, most especially, eternal life, is a reach away! Speak to the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha, and Omega!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Just Jesus Devotional: Loving God & Man!

Memory Verse

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37.

Declaration Prayer

God, thank You for implanting eternity in me, a divine sense of purpose.

I want to love You with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind.’ I want to love my neighbor as myself.’ I know this is the desire of Your heart. You designed me to love.

Breathe Your purpose into my soul that I may live intentionally every day.

Show me how to love every person You put in my path each day. I want to bring You joy by agreeing wholeheartedly with others, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

Give me an unselfish heart that I may not try to impress others. I will be humble, thinking of others as better than myself.

Help me look out not only for my own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Jesus, I purpose to follow You on purpose.

Inspired By: Ecclesiastes 3:11; Matthew 22:37-39; Philippians 2:2-4: John 1:43.

Come To Me! Rest!

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 MSG

Just Jesus Devotional

Declaration Prayer

Dear Lord, let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.

I use Your mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

By Your power I demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of You, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

By Your divine power, thank You for giving me everything I need for living a godly life.

I have received all of this by coming to know You, the One Who called me to Yourself by means of Your marvelous glory and excellence.

I will discern and understand what really matters, so I may live pure and blameless until the day Jesus returns.

Inspired By: Job 34:4; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 2 Peter 1:3; Philippians 1:10.

Your Loss! Restored!

Jesus said, “Mark my words, no one who sacrifices house, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, land—whatever—because of me and the Message will lose out.

They’ll get it all back, but multiplied many times in homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land—but also in troubles. And then the bonus of eternal life!

This is once again the Great Reversal: Many who are first will end up last, and the last first.”
Mark 10:29‭-‬31 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/mrk.10.29-31.MSG

Your Parents! Seriously Care For Them!

Jesus answered, “Isaiah was right about frauds like you, hit the bull’s-eye in fact: These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn’t in it.

They act like they are worshiping me, but they don’t mean it. They just use me as a cover for teaching whatever suits their fancy,

Ditching God’s command and taking up the latest fads.” He went on, “Well, good for you.

You get rid of God’s command so you won’t be inconvenienced in following the religious fashions!

Moses said, ‘Respect your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.’

But you weasel out of that by saying that it’s perfectly acceptable to say to father or mother, ‘Gift! What I owed you I’ve given as a gift to God,’ thus relieving yourselves of obligation to father or mother.

You scratch out God’s Word and scrawl a whim in its place. You do a lot of things like this.”
Mark 7:6‭-‬13 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/mrk.7.6-13.MSG