1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. 3 Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed. 4 Though people tried to bribe me,I have kept myself from the ways of the violent through what your lips have commanded. 5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled. 6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7 Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings 9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
Through you Oh Lord my heart sings I am free
I am free to love, live, ……………….
I am free to live for you Lord
I know the Son has set me free
I am free to be who you Lord created me to be –
A shinning light of love that shatters every form of darkness
“1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Confirming One’s Calling and Election
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”.
Self-control in relation to sex on my mind friends.
Yes sex! The forbidden word, softly spoken, blatantly displayed and erroneously labelled on another. You see friends, we often and always condemn others for that thing which we ourselves most fear in ourselves. If tables are turned will you be standing still? Will I? Am I? It takes a lot of grace, praise God!
Sex sells and will always sell. We all need, crave, imagine if you will and demand it. We’ve all been there ( for those who have retired?) and are still there as long as we are in this part of eternity. It is a natural, physiological experience like eating. Every human eat and crave for food. Sex is in that category, however like food too much and indiscipline has consequence. Sex is also a spiritual experience, its a union of two souls, it is sacred. Outside of the context of marriage it is a sin, short lived pleasure, feeling of regret and a defilement of God’s temple. Within the context of marriage, it is a very beautiful experience. Hmm reminiscing!!!!! It’s pleasing, whole and complete. All said and done there is need to exercise self-control as stipulated in the word of God in 2 Peter 1- end. We have been redeemed and translated to the Kingdom of God with all fleshly lust in complete remission. Shouldn’t it be left there? Matthew 4:4 Jesus having fasted for 40 days and night the tempter came and asked him to turn stone into bread and Jesus answered, “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Friends, don’t allow sex to dominate your thinking, ‘cos it will ruin it. Avoid sexual triggers – we all have it and are different from one another. Avoid situation that places you in a compromising state, most of all flee from all appearances of evil. For my very young adult, stop sex testing – it pollute your mind and ultimately lead to “It”.
Sex appeal sells in the world we live in now, but should it be in the Kingdom? Look out for more on this topic.
The tribe of Joseph – Ephraim and Manasseh got two slot- inheritance from the Lord unlike the remaining tribes of Israel.
They however, complained to Joshua that they need more land. Joshua asked them to clear more land in the forest as many as they want. In verse 17 & 18 Joshua said ” You are numerous and very powerful. You will have not only one allotment but the forested hill country as well. Clear it, and its farthest limits will be yours; though the Canaanites have chariots fitted with iron and though they are strong, you can drive them out.”
Josephs descendants, though already favored requested for more and Joshua’s answer is insightful and encouraging. Joshua basically said unlimited access to land is available – unlimited access to whatever you are craving for, as long as its in line with the Word of God and heaven’s plan for you. Unlimited provision is available, you just need courage to access it regardless of how the provision is packaged. You must be hungry and thirsty enough to embark on this daunting exposition – laying hold of destiny.
There is sweetness – juicy thirst quencher in coconut by the beach side but it has to be cracked open. To possess a land or anything whatsoever that is needful for life and godliness then, there is a need to know how to fight strategically to uproot every obstacle and threat to God’s plan and purpose for your life.
You can uproot every enemy of progress within and without by the help of the Holy Spirit already at work within you. Within? Why not without? You have to and must be born again, accept the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior in order to have access to the Holy Spirit. Will you invite Jesus into your heart now friends?. The Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth, strengthen and encourage you as you step out in faith to possess your possession.
Lord God Almighty, help us to trust you to work everything out for our good as we strategically and faithfully step toward, forward, and into your plan and purpose for our life’s in Jesus mighty name. Amen
The Lord your God who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes
Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you
Are you enlisted in the Lord’s army? You are guaranteed to be a sign and a wonder. God will back you up with all resources in heaven and on earth. You will not lack ammunition – power to combat the forces of darkness. Your victory in battle is a sure thing – guaranteed. Selah