There is a deep yearning in the heart of every being to be one with its maker. We all crave the presence of God, and there is no better place to feel God than in His Word. Dwell in it, and live by it!
His presence is in wherever you are this moment, for God is not in that place or those places, but within you! God dwells not in that made by human hands, God dwells in our hearts. Will you allow the Lord a place in your heart today? Open up your heart and let the Lord come in. Behold He knocks, if anyone opens up for Him, He will come in and sup with him.
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Acts 7:48“However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says:49 “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be? 50 Has not my hand made all these things?’
Acts 17:24“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
If you do not have a relationship with God or understand what you just read. Please close your eyes and say, Lord Jesus, forgive me my sins, come into my heart and abide with me. Help me Lord to know you and have your way in my heart! It’s that simple! The Holy Spirit will help you. Trust Him!
Thank you Lord for making our hearts your dwelling place. We love you!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!! No doubt 2020 came with different kinds of unexpected issues and occurrences, yet we all triumphed and are better for it!
We learnt valuable lessons and are appreciative of the “simple things of life”, for we seem to have found out that those simple things are really the important things in life.
Well, this new year will be somehow different in that we have learnt a new way of being. We will all be just fine!
I am going to practice gratitude in all and every situation believing that God is Sovereign and will send just what He knows I can handle my way – 1 Corinthians 10:13. That is His promise! I believe it! So should you!
My expectation shall not be cut off this much I know! – Proverbs 23:18
Therefore, this new year, I will be looking out for a new kind of glory, honor, favor, joy, peace, contentment, advancement, increase, restoration, victory, goodness, mercy, and much more of all that pertains to life and godliness every waking hour!
Surely God’s goodness and love will follow me and you all the days of our life, and WE will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23:6
Mark 6:31b “come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Jesus sent his disciples out in twos to do exploits. They came back, gathering around Christ Jesus excitedly reporting all they had done and taught.
There were other people coming and going interrupting this meeting that Jesus felt it was good to take them aside to rest.
This says to me that in whatever we are doing, we do need to rest. As Christians, after every exploits which I believe is daily, it will be good to cultivate a time alone with Christ where we unburden, and take up his strength.
This weekend dear reader, find time to unwind, rest, breath deeper, and relax in His presence!
Like my sister said, a good morning to some people is an invitation to find fault with you. This ought not be so if Christ lives within!
Jesus said they, the wicked, the haters of anything good, and Christ-like will hate you and I. John 15:18-27. It is a guarantee. Don’t take it personal my friend, they will never like you and you do not have to care about it. You cannot please these and Christ at the same time. You have to choose who’s side you want to be!
Friends, be wise like a serpent and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16. Ask for grace to keep your heart free from offenses. Do not stray from the path of righteousness. The Lord Himself watches over you!
Mark 2: 21“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wine-skins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wine-skins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wine-skins.”
We must not continue in the same old ways! There must be a change, a turnaround, a retraction, an improvement, an upgrade of our character to reflect Christ in us, the hope of glory.
We have received of Christ, a character building mechanism in the person of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
So now then, since we have received of the Lord newness of life, let us walk accordingly in line with who we are, a new creation, a renewed being, re-energized, refocused, re-validated, restored, and retracted from every form of unwholesome, unworthy endeavors that does not serve Christ’s purpose.
Declare with me friends, I am redeemed, I am set free from all sorts that binds, I am refreshed, I am renewed, I am re-energized to serve, to love, to honor the purpose of my creation and to fulfill every single dream so help me God.
Mark 2:4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, ” Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Oh friends, pray for the Lord to make you a friend, that will bring another’s matter before Jesus, even if you do not get to bring yours before him.
These friends have their own issues do you know? Of course, they do, for they are human, however, they put their issues aside to lower this man.
To lower down or up your friend before Jesus takes a lot of selfless love. It is this kind that can build up faith and transform lives as this man’s life was transformed. He became a reference point unto all eternity. And these gentlemen? They have crowns of gold and for sure their generation is still living even today.
This kind of love is not common, except bestowed by the Holy Spirit. May the Lord bestow such love on you and I in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen