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The Sovereign God Be Praise!

Psalms 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 

Be magnified Oh Lord my God! Praise the Lord friends for His faithfulness and mercy, for His love endures forever. He has not forsaken and will not forsake His beloveth!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Be Encouraged! It count!

It has been a while on here! To my faithful audience, thanks for your patience! I appreciate your visits, feedback and all. I am grateful to have you with me on this journey.

This year 2017 started with a bang!! I had and still have high positive expectations in all areas of my life.

The rollout of events hasn’t been that positive with the loss of my mother in January, having lost my father 30 years earlier. The emotional drainage accompanied with bombardment of events causing financial drainage with the attending culprit. It has been a rollercoaster!!!

Oh!, how it seems things went down hill, without taking off.  I lost interest in almost everything, except living.

I somehow know though, that there is a light shining bright, a glowing showers of light beyond my horizon. I couldn’t see it because my eyes were clouded with tears, but I could feel the warmth somewhere deep within me.

And He said, do not be discouraged, for I am with you, I will help you for you are mine! Oh, how He wrapped His arm round about me! Strong able hands cuddles my face, a kiss on my lips, with the sun warming my heart!

Friends, only the love of Christ Jesus can save, preserve, and sustain you! Trust Jesus with your life today. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior!. He loves you deeply!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Relationships: Made To Love & Be Loved!

Is there anything too difficult for God? Nothing is!!!! I know that with God nothing shall be impossible! This very much I know.

On a walk not too long ago with a friend. We got talking about this and that of relationships, the ups, the downs, and the in between. The conclusion is that the human soul is designed to love and be loved, regardless of the pain, hurt, bliss, and all kind of experiences, disappointing or what not! We all are created to love and be loved!!

When hearts get broken in relationships, we often vow not to be vulnerable again, building walls of defense and putting on armors to shield cupid arrows. However, no matter our stand, we may reject, deny, and abuse love, it always finds us when we least expect it.

Love is an innate desire and need of every soul. No matter how old you are and how young you may be, we all desire love, to love and be loved in return.

However, before I go on about the emotive love, let me tell you about the love of God, the “spiritual” love of the creator for every being created. The love of God for us is unconditional, it has nothing to do with our responses or lack thereof. Our acceptance, rejection, and indifference does not affect God’s love for us. God’s love has no boundaries, it cut across every human divide.

It is this unconditional love that made the Un-created creator to come in human flesh to reconcile us all to the Father. Will you yield your heart to Him today? Oh how God loves us!! It is beyond human comprehension friends. It does not matter what was and is, Christ will ensure your “to be” is beautiful and glorious. Christ Jesus will give you a new beginning and make sure you have eternal life.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

Afraid? No Need To!

Are you afraid of not accomplishing what you are created to accomplish? Quit being afraid!! Work out your faith.

“Your calling and divine destiny as well as your present spiritual build up adds up in determining the kind of battles that will come your way. When you consider David, you will observe the kind of opponents that he faced – a lion, bear and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17:34-37.

If you consider your life, you will realise that God has brought you this far because His purpose for your life is yet to be fulfilled.

The Lord that has kept you alive will continue to keep you.

You cannot rely on anybody other than yourself and God when it comes to the issues of making heaven – accomplishing and fulfilling your purpose.”

Pastor E. A. Adeboye   2013

Prayer:

Ephesians 1: 17 -21 Oh Lord, I pray that you will give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation so that I may know you better. I pray that you will allow the eyes of my heart be enlightened in order that I may know the hope to which you have called me and the riches of your glorious inheritance in your holy people and your incomparable great power for us all who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength you exerted when you raised Christ Jesus from the dead and seated Him at your right hand in the heavenly realms far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked not only in the present age but also in the one to come. In Christ Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Check & Balance! Free Will!

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 

1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 

Well, friends, the Lord has saved us from the wrath to come and given us liberty. He made His grace sufficient for us! Thank God!!

What we do with the grace given is left to us. However, remember, to whom much is given much is expected. Luke 12:48

Whatever you have been given will be required of it! What have you done with what you have been given? Your health, wealth, position, personality, beauty, pain, gifts, disappointment, your talent, disposition and all? They are meant for something. The Lord is a master planner! He gave you all for a purpose. What you do with it is yours to decide! 

I have enjoyed good health, I have also had some health scares, but all in all, I have been healthy. I must have taken this for granted for I suddenly realize that with food, I have no dos and don’t. Oh yes! I took the liberty and do not discriminate at all. I mean, I eat whatever my heart desires😀😀.

Then, I found out that it takess extra grace sometime to get the leftover, the unused part out of the body. Have you ever had to pray and ask for help with this regard? 

Free will sometimes needs control. I also realize that it is very easy to abuse this free will, the grace bestowed on us. Note though, much will be required of you!!!

Abba Father, thank you for your grace upon us. Lord, forgive us for taking this grace for granted. Forgive us for abusing our health, the extra pounds we have packed on indiscriminately that could hinder us from actively living for your glory. Forgive us for abusing all that you have freely given to us in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen

Help us Lord to control our appetite in every which way, that your name alone may be glorify in us always. Thank you Abba Father for we pray and receive answers in Jesus Christ mighty name.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Finishing Well!

King Saul, chosen by God, ordained as the first King of Israel, disobeyed God and fell out of grace. He preserved Agag the Amalekite God asked him to kill, he listened to the voice of the people around him more than the voice of God –1 Samuel 15.

finishKing Saul consulted a medium 1 Samuel 28:7. He went to the Witch of Endor to inquire and ended up having his last meal at her house – verse 23 He refused and said, “I will not eat.”But his men joined the woman in urging him, and he listened to them. He got up from the ground and sat on the couch. How the mighty has fallen. This was the same Saul who banished witches from the land. At the end of his life he sought one out.

finishing wellFriends, may we end well in this race. May we not fail, may we not fall. Oh Lord God, may your chosen one not end up like King Saul. May we not end our life like Ahab – 1 King 22 and Jezebel – 2 Kings 9:30-37. May we not die with our enemies like Samson – Judges 19:23-31. May we not pierce our soul with the reward of betrayal like Judas – Matthew 27: and Acts 1:18. Oh Lord may we not be like Ananias and Sapphira who died for lying against the Holy Spirit in Acts 5. May we never leave your presence Oh Lord!!

Oh Lord, Psalms 19:12 

But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
    may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
    innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Have mercy on us Oh Lord. Cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Forgive us of all errors and help us to retrace our steps. Let the light of your countenance overshadow us always. May every darkness in and around us receive the light of your presence. May our eyes be enlightened Oh Lord that we may see and behold wondrous things in your word.

Be magnified Oh Lord our God in Jesus Christ mighty name we pray.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Pray For Your Enemies – Matthew 5:44

Having the Lord as our refuge is the only way as a Christian, that our peace can be sustained in any and every circumstances. In 1 Samuel 21 onward, David kept running from King Saul, who was pursuing his life for no just cause. David however, had an opportunity in 1 Samuel 24 to kill Saul but he refrain from it and instead cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.

David felt bad, his conscience stricken, for having cut of a piece of the King’s robe. This is someone making life miserable for David, seeking his life. You will wonder what kind of heart David has!! He had a heart after God 1 Samuel 13:14. David, I believe was empathetic, he knew the Kind was been fed with lies and he had compassion for the King. He wondered why the King should be listening to the sycophants all around him.

1 Samuel 24:9 He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say,David is bent on harming you’? 10 This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.’ 11 See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. 

Friends, we as believers have to learn to sieve information, solicited and unsolicited from every quarter with the word of God. Our biases and insecurities sometimes gives us the propensity to accept what in most cases are not true about others. We need to understand that many will falsify and cook up things to create acrimony for their own selfish gain. Be watchful of tale bearers!!!!

For the peace of God to reign in your heart, you must obey the command to love God and your neighbor as yourself. This is what will help you to look at the pursuer of your life with love and hand them over to their maker to deal with them as He deems fit. You just do your part of loving and praying for them. Oh yes! Pray for your enemies!!! Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!