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Your Soul!

Think about it!

No matter how you strive in this life, you only get a drop in the ocean.

Does it then really worth losing your soul for? Your soul is the only thing that leaves this earth! Therefore, feed your soul not your lust.

Take care of it. Feast on The Word of God!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Mind Governed By Flesh! Death!

What is governing my mind? What is governing yours friends? We do need to examine ourselves regularly so we are not deceived by the deceitfulness of sin.

It is so easy to be carried away with activities that nourish our flesh, our ego, while neglecting the concerns of God, his people, and choice possession.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation – but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die? But if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body you will live. 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:12-14

We must live and breathe to please God by faith. A heart governed by the Spirit is not about self-aggrandizement but humble, modest, and selfless!

Father, you are our center, our hedges, boundaries, our all! Let us reduce that Christ may increase in us I pray in Jesus mighty name Amen.

God’s Concerns! Kingdom Business!

He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.32 He spoke plainly about this and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan” he said. ‘You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns” Mark 8:31-33

I wonder how many of all the professing Christians, including my very self have the concerns of God in our minds! You are right there that we have our feel good activities that we engage in day in day out, year after year! Are these really the concerns of God? Lord impress in our hearts by your Holy Spirit, your concerns and will we pray in Jesus name.

It has been written concerning Christ that he will suffer and be rejected by the very people he was sent to, and yet going through what was written of him, though painful, Jesus uttered no words. He lived to fulfill destiny!

Father help us to be about your business and yours only in Jesus mighty name!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Who Do People Say I Am?

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked them, Who do people say I am? 28 The replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you? He asked. “Who do you say I am? Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:27-30

I often wonder why the Lord want to know who people thought He was! He asked thrice within 3 verses technically! Jesus wanted a feed back. He wanted to know if the people can discern the things of the Spirit.

You and I also should have one or two people that can give us feedback as to “Who we are perceived to be!” We know who Christ says we are in the scriptures, however, are we conducting ourselves as such? Do we come out as loving and compassionate as we ought to be? “Who do people say I am?”

For some of us, we are different as per the different sources depending on the different bus stops of encounters. “Who do you say I am?” Jesus asked his disciples. He heard all that the people said he was, but wanted to know who his closest people, his friends, and disciples thinks he is!

I don’t know how the Lord would have taken it if none of His disciples knew who he was. I for one would have been devastated!

For the believers of today, “Who are you?” And Who does people say you are? Is your life, conduct, attitude reflective of the Christ you profess? Father!!! Help us and guide us to genuine people who will give us constructive feedback. People that will tell us how we come off and not what we want to hear so we can make amends should need be.

Caution: Don’t take yourself seriously should a feedback rub on you ….ishly! Whatever wisdom you can garner from every feed back should be applied towards an improvement. There is always room for growth, so don’t sweat it.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Sight! Village! Past!

Mark 8:22-25 I often wonder why Jesus acted the way he acted many times in the Scriptures! Why take a blind man out of the most familiar place he knows?

To see afresh? Maybe see differently! Or, probably Christ took him out of the village because it was the “village” that clouded his eyes?

Jesus also warned the blind man not to go back to the “village”! Jesus did not want him to broadcast him that I understand, but I also think it means more.

I don’t know what village means to you, but for me, it means, don’t go back to being blind to your status in Christ Jesus, acting small to fit in, staying in that box, devaluing yourself, doubting the power at work in you and much more!

Some of us have been delivered from Spiritual blindness, this is a warning not to go back into ignorance. Don’t look back at the past longingly friends, there is nothing back there for you!

Move forward in the capability of the Most High God! You can see now, don’t pretend you can’t! Shine your light and let the world see that great things Christ has done!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Hungry? Abide Still!

Mark 8:2 Jesus called his disciples and told them, ” I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

You may have been a believer for a long time. You have given up all to be with the Lord you may think. You have been waiting on the Lord for your souls to be nourished, yet your body is famished. You may have needs that have not yet been met and you are exhausted.

Do not faint, do not be discouraged for we have a compassionate Savior. He will not send you away from His presence. He will bid you sit down to rest, relax, get comfortable, and then he will meet your needs beyond what you can ask or think! He will meet all the needs in the core of your being!

He shall supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:19

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Taken Aside!

Mark 7:32 -37 A deaf and dumb man was brought to Jesus to be healed. Jesus then took the man aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his finger into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and commanded the ears to open and it opened and the man’s tongue loosened and he began to speak plainly.

I wonder what would be going through my mind as a deaf and dumb that was brought to Jesus to be healed. Why is He taking me aside from those that are or want to help me? My companion, my parents, my friends, neighbors and well wishers! Just lay hand on me here I would have uttered if I was able to speak! If only Lord!

But then God’s way is not our ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55

Some of us have been taken aside, moved away, separated from all things familiar and desired so that Christ may work in us, to enable us see, hear, and speak eloquently.

Many a time we will not understand; some of us are resisting, and some are complying with the direction the Spirit is leading us. May God help us all to flow with the Holy Spirit.

Lord, I know you have taken me aside, you have put your hands in my ears, your spit unclogged my arteries flushing out every deposit that is not of you, and you have touched my tongue with your fire loosening and purging me as in Isaiah 6:6-10

I have not heard you lately though Lord, speak to my heart Savior! My hope is in your saving grace, draw me close to you. Let me hear and see you clearly, let my heart be receptive, and let your words find a fertile ground in me, and let my lips speak of your wondrous wonder to the glory of your Holy name I pray in Jesus mighty name. Amen

All you need to do for Christ to take you aside is to acknowledge your need for His help friends. Ask the Lord to save your soul this day. He will give sight to your eyes, hearing to your ears, give you a receptive heart, and anoint your lips with words that sustain the weary. You will become Christ mouthpiece bringing comfort to the comfortless. Be born again friends! I bid you in Jesus mighty name!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!