“Let little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14&15.
Jesus then took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
What then are the characteristics of children?
Children are kind, generous, loving, trusting, moldable, flexible, sensitive, expressive, open, genuine, simple, void of pride, judgement, and manipulation.
Children are forgiving, do not bear grudges, nor gossip, or oppress, they are simply an image of what we need to be in-order to receive from the Lord!
Father Lord, let the child in each and everyone of us wake up to the fullness of your grace in Jesus mighty name Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.
You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.
Don’t run from suffering; embrace it.
Follow me and I’ll show you how.
Self-help is no help at all.
Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.
What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself?
What could you ever trade your soul for?
Matthew 16:24-26 MSG
The world is full of idols. There are too many things, money, people, lifestyle and so much more that Satan has put in place for many to worship today in the world. Satan told Jesus to bow down to him less we forget.
Therefore, man of God, woman of God, know this and let it sink in. The Lord hates idol worship! Stop building idols in the heart of your hearers.
If you say this about you or another: I have a degree from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, my father and father in law are on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world, you live in a $10 million dollar home, got 4 planes in your airstrip on your property, and so on and so on every opportune time to speak you are simply saying worship me, worship him or her!
This is already been done by the god of this world, every media outlet is bombarding us already about materialism, who is worthy of “worship” “starism”!
Put Christ Jesus on the pedestal and keep Him there alone! Stop sharing center stage with Christ for it is a dangerous thing! More dangerous for your hearers ‘cos they will worship man when they should be worshipping God the creator of heavens and earth, the one that has the breath of all beings including yours!
Let your essence be Christ in you the hope of glory! Put Christ on the pedestal always and you’ll receive the adulation you crave, for Christ will be revealed in you!
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You have to decide at which point you stop listening to naysayers starting with you!
That inner voice that speaks doubt and the outer voices drumming in your ears. Stop it!
Tune in to the voice of the Master that speaks calm, peace, progress, healing, recover, transformation and much
Ignore the cynic and all!
You are being transformed into a thing of beauty in all ramifications to please God.
Your eyes are been enlightened to see and you are strengthened to do more, soaring to higher heights!
Trust the process, Rely on the Master!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
It is all about Christ Jesus, the finished work on Calvary, the Holy Spirit, and the fact that Christ sit at the right-hand of the Father advocating for you and I! It is GRACE!
So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this new way of looking at things?
If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we’re given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story.
What we read in Scripture is, “Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point.
He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.”
Romans 4:1-3 MSG
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37.
God, thank You for implanting eternity in me, a divine sense of purpose.
I want to love You with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind.’ I want to love my neighbor as myself.’ I know this is the desire of Your heart. You designed me to love.
Breathe Your purpose into my soul that I may live intentionally every day.
Show me how to love every person You put in my path each day. I want to bring You joy by agreeing wholeheartedly with others, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
Give me an unselfish heart that I may not try to impress others. I will be humble, thinking of others as better than myself.
Help me look out not only for my own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Jesus, I purpose to follow You on purpose.
Inspired By: Ecclesiastes 3:11; Matthew 22:37-39; Philippians 2:2-4: John 1:43.