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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!

 

 

Who Have I Hurt? Said Samuel!!

1 Samuel 12:3 Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.”

This was Prophet Samuel, the product of a promise, a child of purpose, grown into a force used of God mightily and the institutor of Kingship in Israel! Prophet Samuel, what a man of integrity and humility. Having led Israel for many years, yet knows how feeble his righteousness was and is, declared the above statement to correct any wrong he may have done knowingly or unknowingly in error.

what you do speak louder than wordsToday, we hurt one another, rob one another of the blessings of peace without batting an eye! The question relevant to us this day and age would be, Who have I robbed of respect by spreading rumors about them? Who have I accused wrongly? Who have I subverted their righteous cause? Who have I cheated? Who have I lied about? Who have I been bullying? Who have I been Lording it over? Who have I been manipulated to resist their advancement because of my own insecurity? Who am I oppressing? Which evil deed am I supporting just to “keep face”? Can I honestly say, “If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.” Can you my friend? Prophet Samuel did?

I guess not! Our egos stand in the way of peace eh! We don’t want to seem to have backed down. What we don’t know is that we begin to lose ground gradually. God resists the proud!! The way we treat people that seem disadvantaged, albeit relatively, speaks volume about us louder than our eloquent speeches bathed in inconsistency. Words lose value the moment the audience begin to see actions that are inconsistent. Many will flow along, tune off and so on, but is it really worth it? To save face, when everything hidden will be brought to light?

Why not repent today and make amends? Change your ways in light of God’s Word. Let those words we know, no matter how little, and many, without it having a place in our hearts, the transformation will not take place. Therefore, Lord Jesus, let your words take root downward and bear fruits upward in our hearts. It will transform us from within and the evidence will be made known to all by the way we live and treat each other.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Fear Not! And Obey!

There are many ways that we stand in our own way. When God gives you instruction and you disobey it because of fear or whatever, you are standing in the way of receiving the blessings due for obeying.

Many time we are more concerned about what others will say, how we may be perceived by people that we do not deliver messages God gave us to deliver. Even though we’ve been told not to look at the faces. Yoruba say “eni ran ni ni se la un beru”. Jeremiah 1:7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LordYet, what do we do? We withhold information that will benefit others, some info that will protect another from harm’s way, yet more that will save lost souls from eternal damnation. We dilute our messages to tickle ears, to be politically correct. This is absolute disobedience, which has ended up standing in the way of our impacting the world!

Ezekiel 2: And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.” What more do I to know? What further instruction do I have to receive in order to do the Masters bidding?

Acts 5:29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! Stop standing in your own way! Obey the Lord with speed. Trust Him to back up His Word! I mean you have seen God in action the few times you obey His instructions. Haven’t you? What will it take you to go all the way obeying God’s every instruction? Stop cherry picking, weighing it by what affects you personnally, will generate controversy and so on. Just obey the Lord and you will see the heavens open over you. The Lord is waiting on you and time wait for no one. Summon up courage and do the Lord’s bidding.

Be born again friends. You need a Savior, His name is Jesus Christ, He is waiting for you to call upon Him! Don’t keep Christ waiting!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Joy Of A Loving Father!

What a joy that fills the heart that knows the love of a Father? The unconditional love of God, overtime, assures the heart walking alone, even in the dark places and season of life, of safety, love and peace.

The promises of God is put to test more during the season of bleakness! How easy it is to praise God on the mountain top, to dance on the luscious green and laugh at the table of delicacies!

Oh, barren sing for joy! Only by His grace can one sing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

A faith untested is no faith at all!!! How can we profess love of God, if we have not loved the unloveable, the wicked and the ungrateful?

To see the depravity of souls ignorant of God’s unfailing love for them, releases unto us the grace to love as we have been loved, for we were but once ignorant, wicked and ungrateful.

How we love you Abba Father! Ancient of days, the God who was, who is, and who is to come. Be thou magnified oh Lord our righteousness!

 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Manipulating Facts!

Friends, be cautious with those that will use the facts of your life to justify their wickedness. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!- 2 Corinthians 5:17 You have been transformed and are bearing fruit and your fruit is abiding. You are growing and having impact in your sphere of influence. You are standing for truth, justice, and dignity of others. You are upholding sound doctrine, rebuking evil, a shining light in darkness, a voice for the voiceless and walking uprightly minding the business of the Holy Spirit. You have just become a target for Satan. Oh! How He will rise up against you and bring up your past against you. If you do not stand right before God, you will cringe before Satan.manipulator

Paul and Silas are Jews quite alright and were Romans citizen also. However, I want to direct your attention to Act 16:16 -19. They stood against divination which the Lord was against. Those profiting by it brought up allegations that as Jews they have come to impose Jewish custom on Romans. The wicked will manipulatively use something in your past, the facts of your life to justify to perpetrate evil against you.

Act 16:16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

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You will be lied against, accused, oppressed and denied your right to freely be and participate in rendering service where you have been planted. Your accuser will unabashedly without remorse spread evil report to solicit support from all and sundry. You have to resist! Vehemently stand, unwavering in your faith, prayerfully trusting God for a without which the wicked will succeed in tarnishing your good name. You must not permit that for if you do not stand for truth and justice, you are standing for evil. There is no middle ground.

Come to think of it, the people of the city had not yet encounter Paul and Silas but this guy was able to persuade them to rise up against Paul and Silas! How many Saints have you been manipulated to ill treat? How many have you manipulated others to kill? When you spread evil/slander about someone, you are killing their character.

Father Lord Almighty, we ask that you will forgive us this day our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil we pray in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Come To Him Today!

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Friends, being born again does not mean you will have a trouble free life, far from it. As long as we are in this world there will be something that does not quite sit well in our lives, it is the nature of life itself.

However, the Lord Jesus has promised to give you rest, He is offering to get you to a place where your soul find rest – in His word.  Faith in the Lord does more than guarantee you a place in heaven, it gives you peace even in the midst of storm right here, and makes living a life of victory in all spheres possible. Your perspective changes and you begin to see through the eyes of faith.

Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to you this season. He is very much ready, willing and able to meet you at the point of your needs. The question is will you ask Him into your life today? There’s no other way in which we can be saved from the evil in this world except by and through Christ Jesus.

Will you accept Jesus into your heart today? Ask Him to reveal Himself to you through His Word. You will begin to be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

Jesus beckons you to come today!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Purpose For Being!

 

I am loved, imperfection and all

Loved by my maker, the Most High God

If loving Him back is my only achievement in life

I would be content

My only prayer is that God’s love would reflect through me

That another may see Christ in Me, the hope of glory

That I may impact many a soul for my Saviors kingdom

So that when I finally behold His face

I will not be ashamed for failing to impact lives as He created me too.

Oh!

Those He sent me through and to

My Father and Mother

My brothers and sisters

Husbands and children

Aunties and uncles

Nieces and nephews

Friends and neighbors

Bosses and coworkers

Lovers and haters

Acquaintances, and much more

All those far and near, predestined and planned

Chosen in advance to be touched

Reached through me

Dear Lord, please forgive my lackadaisical

Infuse my being with fervor

Ignite my spirit man

Strengthen me from within

That I may soar on wings like eagles

That I may run and not be weary

Walk and not faint

Until your will, your great pleasure

Is fulfilled in Me

Amen!