Saturday, October 31, 2015

Holy God.................


"Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 1:7

"And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." Isaiah 6:3

"For it is written, "You must be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16

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We often hear that God is holy, but what is holiness? It is simply moral perfection. We live in a world where morality is almost non-existent. The Bible urges us to be “holy” as God is Holy, and in Matthew 5:48,Jesus also said “Be ye perfect." You and I are to do our best with the help of the Holy Spirit to be attain perfection. Our sinful flesh is always resisting the spirit of God because it is prone to sin but we have to try to resist. If we are to be holy as God is Holy, then we ought to hate sin. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil” (Proverb 8:13). Holiness is the quality of Our Almighty God. Dear friend, our God is holy and He wants us to also be holy. Jesus our Lord and Savior is Holy. Holiness is attainable with the help of the Holy Ghost.

We honor and obey God because He is holy. Our God deserves to be honored, obeyed, and praised because He is holy. God will not force to obey or to surrender to Him. He wants us to willingly give Him What He rightfully deserves. Why does God deserve our reverence? Because He is holy. Meaning He is morally perfect. Our purpose as believers is to progressively (little by little) resemble/become more like God. A person who continues to sin does not know God. He may go to church, pays his tithes but he is not saved. “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.”(1 John 3:9) A believer cannot obliviously go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

Friend, awake to holiness and righteousness and put aside the unholy living and be blessed!

Praise the Lord!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Faith in God............


Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

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I have a friend who does not believe in God and I never even knew it. She told me recently that she thinks that people who are dead already found out the best kept secret in the universe: There is no God. Imagine my surprise! My friend attend church on a regular basis. Thinking back I can see that she has not been as devoted as I believed. She habitually missed a service here and there but she was by all accounts a believer. Friend, Psalm 14:1 says it best "The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." let us face it, times are hard, the economy in the United States is declining fast, some people are losing their homes, others are are losing jobs. Still, we have to believe God. He promised to be with us in adversity. Now my friend is facing multiple challenges: She has trouble in her marriage, one of her children is facing surgery and another has back issues. She is also facing financial hardships. She believes that God would have intervened in her favor by now if He really existed. We cannot deny God just because we are going through tough times. We have to learn to endure and stand fast.

Friend you cannot experience God's best unless you put your faith in Him. God exists and whether you believe or not does not make a difference. Even the devil knows that God exists. God loves you. He wants you to spend eternity with Him but you have to trust Him and you have to believe in His son Jesus Christ who came and died for your sin. He was God in the flesh. He died on the cross to pay for your sins and that He rose to give you victory over sin and death. Nothing can separate you from the love God. Sickness, disease and lack should not scare you. Victory was given to you more than 2000 years ago. Put your faith in Jesus Christ. Make Him Lord of your life. Ask Him to forgive you. Know your sin debt is paid in full and that you have been granted access to God in His fullness. Have faith in God and be saved. It does not matter what you hear and feel. It does not matter how great the challenges of life appear to be because when you have God, you have it all. You are a conqueror through Christ and you can do all things through Him. Keep believing and you will see the glory of God.

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Safety in Christ............


“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned: the flames will not set you ablaze”. Isaiah 43:2

Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life; Psalm 121:7

But THE LORD JEHOVAH is faithful, who will keep you and deliver you from evil. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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The Christian walk is full of surprises. If you have been a Christian for a while you know what I am referring to. Sometimes we find more adventure than expected. It is amazing the steps that God will take you through to teach you one simple lesson. Other times we find life to be more than we can handle. Don't we? There are always time in life when we are in danger, or in lack, or difficulty or in way over our heads. It was just the other night I was thinking that I never seem to have a break and that my life has been filled with nothing but situations that I cannot handle or don't want to face. I was just about to start feeling sorry for myself when I realized that God always deliver me and protected me against it all. Sometimes my deliverance does not come as fast as I would like or other times God did not use the foreseeable solution but one thing for sure He has always proven Himself faithful.


My dear friend, life can seem unfair at times but we have nothing to fear. God has a plan for each of us. Life can be hard but God is always providing protection. He is a good Father. He really wants good thing for us. We have to trust Him as we pass through the waters. We have to be patient because God's timing may not match ours. Most of us do not like to endure, but impatience does not move the hand of God for sure. Faith is what move the hand of God. Impatience is rooted in unbelief. When you can't trust God to take care of it at the appointed time you are really saying do it now because I don't trust you to do it later. Friend, if you believe that God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly then you will not worry when adversity comes. You should and can rest in God's protection. Knowing God is always with you should bring you peace.

Friend, when you go through your spiritual challenges, your emotional challenges, your relational challenges as well as your physical challenges remember that God is able and willing to heal you wherever you hurt. He is able and willing to protect you. He can do all things. He is the giver of life. He the Alpha and the Omega. He is all things. He is able. All you have to do is bring your trouble to Him and trust Him to fulfill His promise to guard and protect you. God will never forsake you. He will never forget you. He will never let you down. All you have to remember is that whatever the challenge you are held securely in the arms of a loving and caring God. He will not let you fall. So you can rest easy.

When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned: the flames will not consume you”. Isaiah 43:2

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Believing without Seeing....


Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6

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Without faith we cannot please God. There are two worlds: The seen and the unseen. Which one are you going to believe? There are two teachers: Jesus Christ and the devil. Which one are you going to listen to? The choice is totally up to you. You can follow Jesus and live eternally and you can follow the devil and spend a life or torments and eternity in the lake of fire. The choice is yours. It is a simple choice but many choose not to have abundant life. Friend, looking out the unseen things will only be achieve by the word of God. the Word of God is the highest authority. The Word God should be ruling/dictating your life and not the word of man.

David and Abraham, for example, are two men who live by faith and how great were their rewards! The word of God is what validate your faith because faith comes by hearing the word of God. When you believe that you receive you will have it and we know we receive when we ask according to His will and we know that God is the giver of life and the giver of all good things. God wants you to be healthy and live and abundant life. You have victory over sickness, disease and pain. You can walk in victory no matter what you see, no matter what you heard and no matter what the doctors say. Our heavenly father have given us a blank check and all we have to do is deposited and start making withdrawals.

My dear friend, when you choose God you cannot lose. Choose God and you will win. It is is a win-win situation. You can live in constant fear or you can rely on God's word. You can believe that God will honor His word to heal you and live in expectation. It does not matter if the cyst is still visible, if you still feel pain and if the doctors say it is hopeless. God says it, and that settles it. You are healed. You are made whole. You will overcome this situation. Abraham believe God and become a father when he was 100 years old. It was impossible by all accounts. Sarah became a mother at 90 years old. I am sure she was told by all in her surroundings that it would be impossible. God is the God of possibilities.

God can do it all and the Bible says in Malachi 3:6 that God will never change. He still doing the things He has always done. He is capable of doing the things He has done in the past. He can heal your body, your mind, your emotion and your broken heart. He can give you that job you so desperately seeking. He is able and willing to work a miracle in your finances. He is able to restore that broken relationship. He is able to bring the loss child back home. He is able to help restore that child with the learning disability. He is able to lift you up. He is able to fill you with joy and a new hope for the future. He is able to give you wisdom about that big move you been wanting to make. HE IS ABLE. HE IS ABLE. HE IS ABLE!

My dear friend do not give up. Believe in God no matter what you see or hear. Believe without seeing. It does not matter if the tests remain unchanged. Hang on to His word and do not listen the teacher of defeat and lies. Choose the giver of life. Choose truth. Choose the Word of God and be blessed, be healed, be delivered, be made whole, and be set free!

I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27

Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You. Jeremiah 32:1
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Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Choose Christ!


But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

"Be alert, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8

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We have been learning about the things that made the Devil feel at home in our lives. The list is quite long, we will not continue to cover example. You understand by now, that anything that does not glorify God in your life attracts the Devil.

You can pray, you can fast, you can ask people to lay hands on you and cast the Devil out of your life, but I can assure you that nothing will change until you repent and make the quality decision to stop Satan's influence over your life. You have to be willing. Now it does not matter what area of your life need the change, it can be victory over sins, it can be restoration of your mind and soul, or physical health, it can be emotional wholeness, nothing will change until you make the cautious decision to get "your" victory. Remember, Jesus had asked the man at the pool of Bethesda, wilt thou be whole? (John 5:6). He did not ask him would you like to be well. The man had to be willing in order to receive healing.

God sent Jesus to the cross to carry our burdens, to give us victory over sins and to make us whole. He bore our sicknesses, He carried our diseases, and He already won every battle "you are facing by His death on Calvary, but it takes decision from your part to receive the victory you are searching for. It requires determination on your part before you can actually achieve victory. Decide to be free today. When we do certain things that make the devil at ease in our lives we become miserable. Choose God. Live according to His instructions and be blessed.

Praise the Lord!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Psalm 115

Not to us, LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.

2 Why do the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
3 Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
4 But their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
6 They have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.
7 They have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk,
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8 Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.

9 All you Israelites, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless his people Israel,
he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—
small and great alike.

14 May the LORD cause you to flourish,
both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD,
but the earth he has given to mankind.
17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD,
those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the LORD,
both now and forevermore.

Praise the LORD.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Father and my Shield.....


LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. Psalm 16:5

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. Psalm 27:3

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

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There is protection in our Father's arms. Nothing can harm us against God's will. In fact, God planned every step you would take and every breath you would take before you were formed in the womb. Ever string of hair on your head is placed by design. Satan's desire to destroy you is nothing to God. He does not worry about it. God is never taken by surprise and He knew what problems you would have to face before you were born. He knows the beginning and the end because He is Omnipresent. In the book of Job, Satan needed permission from God before he attempted to harm Job. Listen, God has the authority over all creation and all that is within creation. He is the Creator. God is able and willing to protect those who are His own. Until you have finished the race, there is no power in heaven or earth that can take you out of this life and away from your Father's arms. Though you will not know when you finish the race, you know that God does and you can trust Him. you are safe in His arms.

The promise of keeping us safe is a promise you can rely on. In fact, you can rely on all of God's promises. He loves you. He can't lie. It is against His nature to tie. He is the truth. My friend when trouble comes your way, you can trust that your heavenly Father will bring you out safely. You will not die but you will live for His glory. Amen. Nothing should scare you, and definitely not sickness, disease, pain and lack. God has it all under control. He is the giver of life. He can repair you or He can build you all new. You are never too broken to be fixed. There is nothing that He cannot do. I don't care what you see, what the doctors say and what it looks like. You can trust God. This period of your life is for His glory. You can totally, peacefully and joyously rest in your Father's arms. He will not drop you and He will not let anything snatch you away and that is for sure. You can have joy through this pain. He is able!

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy. Jude 1:24

Praise the L

Saturday, October 24, 2015

God is Enough........


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

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In the midst of trials it is almost impossible to see the hand of God, but He is always present. You may not have any one else to stand by you but God is enough. He is the Almighty. He is able and willing to be all that you need. He is your healer. He is your provider and He is your joy, peace, and victory. God can restore like no other and He can create from scratch. You have everything when you have God. He can do for you in an instant what no one else can do in a lifetime. Why do people complain so much about being alone? Because the majority of Christians don't know God in all of His magnificence and sufficiency. They want God plus something else. They forget that He is The Alpha and the Omega. Friends who is better off, a person who has God and wealth, and who is in great health or a person who has God alone and who is in poor health? Friend, they are both equally well off. They both have God. Rather wealthy and healthy, in poor health and in great needs, When you have God, you have it all. Listen, God owns it all. He is the giver of all things good. He is the maker of heaven and earth. He is your creator. He can do all things and He is all things.

My dear friend be grateful, happy, satisfied and fulfilled with God. Truly He is all that you need. He is enough and nothing else is better. God should come first in your life. He does not want anything in your life to be more important than Him. Sure you don't have anyone in your life to show you love but you have God and He is enough. You maybe in poor health but God send Christ and by His stripes you were healed. You were made whole. There is no need to complain anymore because greater is He who that is in you and with you. He is the way, the truth and the life, and when you have Him, you have it all. He is enough.

Friend, do not allow the devil to trick you into being unhappy with God and His plan for your life. He is a good Father who is able and willing to do exceedingly and abundantly for you. If you don't know God yet, don't worry. You can meet Him right now by inviting Jesus Christ His son into your life. He will not turn you away. He would love to welcome you into the family. He would love to be all that you need.

Let us pray: Father how grateful I am for you unconditional love. I realize that through the ages, you have been faithful. Thank you for sending your son to save me. I receive Him into my life as Lord. I submit and commit my life into His Kingship now and forever. It is in His name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Blood of Jesus........


I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.Psalm 116: 1
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9

Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. Psalm 69:16

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People don't always believe it but The enemy really tries to dominate and control everything. From our thoughts, to our actions and ultimately our entire life. However, the good news is that Jesus has control over him, Hallelujah! The enemy has to submit to the authority of Jesus. Jesus went about healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). Jesus came, and died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day for our freedom. The devil no longer have any power over those who are in Christ. As Christians, you and I have been crucified with Christ and He now lives inside of us. When we cry He hears us. We do not have to ask Him to hear us. He cares. He is paying attention. He watches over us continuously which means He does not stop. He is actively watching, protecting, delivering and loving His people. You and I are under 24 hours 7 days a week, around the clock surveillance. We paid nothing for it. Jesus paid it all with His blood. Praise Him.

Psalm 34:17 says "The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles." When we cry out to Him, He hears us and He actually delivers us. The devil's effort to attack your body and your finances are vain. His efforts were nullified at Calvary. The enemy may try to prove he has legal rights to attack but his arguments are voided. Oh, the blood of Jesus! He is able and WILLING to save completely those who come to God through him. Even before Satan attacks the end result was already known: Victory is yours! The enemy has no legal rights or authority over those who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. Listen, because every child of God belongs to Jesus nothing (diseases, pain, lack) has the right to separate you or keep you from experiencing the love of God. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Mathew 28:18

Friend submit to God. Accept His forgiveness through the Blood of Jesus Christ His son and you will never have to wonder if He hears you another day of your life.

I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.Psalm 118:21

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Help...............


My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day that I called you, you answered me, and you have increased the strength of my soul. Psalm 138:3

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When I was growing up, my mother used to say that God was her own personal God. She knew He loves humanity but they had such personal relationship that she really believed that God only loved her. My mother only referred to God as "My God" In every prayer. Her relationship with God is something she treasured. It is amazing how many times and in how many ways He gets me out of situations that my disobedience or ignorance had created. God is good and faithful. He is slow in anger and abounding in love. When you place your trust and your hope in Him you can be certain that you will come out victorious. As recent as this morning, God came through for me in a big way. I was having a serious problem and nobody offered help.Granted,I did not ask anyone, but I knew God would open a door and surely enough He did. He manifested His might in a way I could not foresee. The more I trust God, the more He shows His glory. My friend, it is true that God is able to do exceedingly and beyond what you can think. God is able.

Listen, the immature Christian that I used to be would worry about the issue that I had to deal with last night. I would have rallied the troops. I would have called a family meeting or conference call. I would have asked for help and I would be disappointed and discouraged and I would most likely stayed up all night worrying  before deciding to tell God about it. But I have learned to trust Him. I have finally learned to talk to Him first and now I am reaping the harvest of our relationship. Giving God first place in our lives means we live, follow, and obey His will concerning every situation we face. When we do that, we give permission to operate in our situations. There is nothing sweeter than the fruit of answered prayer. God honors faith. He is faithful! My dear friend, have you committed yourself to walking in fellowship with God through life? Because this is where the Christian life must begin. Like my mother, you must be aware that "God is my God." You must be committed to the relationship. You must be on fire/Gung-Ho/enthusiastic when it comes to living for the glory of God. He will reward your dedication and devotion. God will not take you for granted.

God promises grace to help us in time of trouble and He will deliver on his promises. My need last night and this morning was material but often times our needs are not material and they are rather pressing. In times of great needs it is easy to be discouraged and there is always the temptation to despair, bitterness, and depression, but it is in the midst of our trouble that God shows Himself. Glory! It is during the times when no one seems to care, and when we at the end of our rope and that God will hear and meet us in our needs and that is why a relationship with God is so fulfilling. He always near. He always willing to help. He cares.

My friend, you must learn that God is your help for every need. No matter the stress (spiritual, relational, emotional, financial, physical), and no matter how tremendous/overwhelming the pressures may be to keep maintain the faith,the Lord will meet all your needs that is His promise to you. God really cares. Try Him. You will not be deceived. Invite God in your daily routine and you will soon experience the difference. You will worry less. You will speak less. You will sleep better. You will rest easy knowing that your help never fail. Your help is mighty . Your help is able! Psalm 34:8 says, Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

And Father I thank you for being all that I ever need. In Jesus name my Lord I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Praise God!


Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:2

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. Daniel 2:20

From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you. Psalm 71:6

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Believers love God because He publicly demonstrated His love for them by sending His son Jesus Christ to die for them. His great desire was to renew His relationship with His people and because they have been redeemed by Christ, those who believe can have an intimate and forever secured relationship with The creator and that is enough to be grateful and it is worth a lifetime of praise.
“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” (I Timothy 2:8)

Friend, there are many ways to praise God and it does not really matter how you praise God. He clearly deserves our praise because He is worthy to be praised. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods" (Psalm 96:4). God inhabits the atmosphere of praise. Psalm 22:3 says, But you are holy, you who inhabit the praises of Israel. And when we praise God, we are actually reminding ourselves that Of His goodness, mercy, grace and power. When we praise God, we are actually using the most powerful weapon against the enemy and his kingdom of darkness. In addition, when we praise God, our faith gets strengthened and we know that is faith that moves the hand of God and nothing else. Hebrews 10:38 says "The just shall live by faith." Praise and worship establish in us God's undefeated power, authority, anointing,and changes our circumstances. Our praise set in motion a circle of power, faith and victory. Praising God benefits us.

Friend, everything that God commands us to do is for our own benefit. He is that good of a Father. He loves us unconditionally. We were created to love and worship our God, for our benefit, not His own. Worship is not singing at church for a few minutes or singing in the morning and before bed. Praising God is a lifestyle. You can praise God by the way you carry yourself and by the way you treat your body that is His temple. "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1

When you treat another with respect and kindness you are also worship God. When you teach a child the way of the Lord you are praising God. He commands us to do so. Obeying God's instructions is worshiping God. When you do every and all the things God created you to do, that is worship to Him as well. People think that being a Christian is boring because some Christians cried when they are praising God. I don't know about others but I weep each and every time I think of God's goodness and His faithfulness. It is impossible not to do so when I think of my upbringing and my rebellious years. There is no way I should still be standing but God, (Hallelujah!) God has been good. I know that God wants me to be happy and I am happy. My tears are tears of gratitude and overwhelming joy.

Friend, God wants you to enjoy your life. I believe the word He uses is "abundant" life. Playing, having fun with your family is God's will. He finds pleasure in your joy because your joy glorifies Him. He created the world and everything in it for your satisfaction and in return He asks for your praise. Is that too much for you to handle? My dear friend acknowledging that God is the One who is your provider,your victory, your healer, your fortress, your rock, your strength, your hope, your joy, and the giver of all that is good, and thanking Him for it, and praising Him for it and by doing so brings His blessings and favor upon your own life abundantly shouldn't be hard. It is a win/win situation. When you praise and worship God you win.

I don't know about you but I like to please those I love. God enjoys our praises. He wants to be worshiped and He deserves it for who He is and all He has done. I choose to praise and worship Him with my words, deeds, thoughts and body for as long as I shall live. Would you do the same?

Father how grateful I am for who you are! You are my healer, my provider, my joy and my all in all. I give you glory as you only deserve. You are holy and worthy forever. I honor you in Jesus holy name. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Lord is my Help!


My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day that I called you, you answered me, and you have increased the strength of my soul. Psalm 138:3

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When I was growing up, my mother used to say that God was her own personal God. She knew He loves humanity but they had such personal relationship that she really believed that God only loved her. My mother only referred to God as "My God" In every prayer. Her relationship with God is something she treasured. It is amazing how many times and in how many ways He gets me out of situations that my disobedience or ignorance had created. God is good and faithful. He is slow in anger and abounding in love. When you place your trust and your hope in Him you can be certain that you will come out victorious. As recent as this morning, God came through for me in a big way. I was having a serious problem and nobody offered help.Granted,I did not ask anyone, but I knew God would open a door and surely enough He did. He manifested His might in a way I could not foresee. The more I trust God, the more He shows His glory. My friend, it is true that God is able to do exceedingly and beyond what you can think. God is able.

Listen, the immature Christian that I used to be would worry about the issue that I had to deal with last night. I would have rallied the troops. I would have called a family meeting or conference call. I would have asked for help and I would be disappointed and discouraged and I would most likely stayed up all night worrying  before deciding to tell God about it. But I have learned to trust Him. I have finally learned to talk to Him first and now I am reaping the harvest of our relationship. Giving God first place in our lives means we live, follow, and obey His will concerning every situation we face. When we do that, we give permission to operate in our situations. There is nothing sweeter than the fruit of answered prayer. God honors faith. He is faithful! My dear friend, have you committed yourself to walking in fellowship with God through life? Because this is where the Christian life must begin. Like my mother, you must be aware that "God is my God." You must be committed to the relationship. You must be on fire/Gung-Ho/enthusiastic when it comes to living for the glory of God. He will reward your dedication and devotion. God will not take you for granted.

God promises grace to help us in time of trouble and He will deliver on his promises. My need last night and this morning was material but often times our needs are not material and they are rather pressing. In times of great needs it is easy to be discouraged and there is always the temptation to despair, bitterness, and depression, but it is in the midst of our trouble that God shows Himself. Glory! It is during the times when no one seems to care, and when we at the end of our rope and that God will hear and meet us in our needs and that is why a relationship with God is so fulfilling. He always near. He always willing to help. He cares.

My friend, you must learn that God is your help for every need. No matter the stress (spiritual, relational, emotional, financial, physical), and no matter how tremendous/overwhelming the pressures may be to keep maintain the faith,the Lord will meet all your needs that is His promise to you. God really cares. Try Him. You will not be deceived. Invite God in your daily routine and you will soon experience the difference. You will worry less. You will speak less. You will sleep better. You will rest easy knowing that your help never fail. Your help is mighty . Your help is able! Psalm 34:8 says, Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

And Father I thank you for being all that I ever need. In Jesus name my Lord I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wisdom of God!


But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

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The word “wisdom” can be defined with the words, “know how.” Wisdom and knowledge usually go hand in the new Testaments: Luke 1:17; Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 2:5; Colossians 2:3; Revelation 5:12; 7:12 and Even in the book of Jeremiah in the Old testament.

God is omniscient, meaning He knows everything about everything. He knows how everything starts and how everything will end. He has knowledge and wisdom. Therefore, God can do it all. He knows how to prevent and change things. The wisdom of God allow Him to formulate a carry plan in the most accurate manner. That is why it is vital to consult God before making any decision. Deuteronmy 34:9 says that Joshua was given wisdom to succeed Moses in leading God's people out of bondage in Egypt. Who can forget Solomon? The word of God in 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 says that Solomon asked for and received the wisdom and knowledge he needed to rule Israel.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

Wisdom comes from God and has He says in the above scripture, God gives generously when asked. Friend, wisdom is both the power to see and the ability to choose wisely. the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. Wisdom is finding the fullness of God that can be found in His word because God and God alone is divinely and naturally forever knowledgeable and wise.

Friend, when conflicted and you don't know which way to turn and what decision to make, turn to God. Ask Him for His wisdom and He will surely give it to you in abundance as promised. God is a covenant God. He will honor all His promises. You can rely on God now and always. He is all-knowing and infinitely good. He loves you. Invite Him in all your endeavors and you will have success. God does not want to see you go in circle. He wants to guide you. He wants to mentor you. Why do you think He sent His Word: Jesus Christ? Why do you think He provides you with the love letter: The Bible? He wants to be part of your life. God wants to be everything you need him to be. Receive His son Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Meditate on the Word of God continuously, trust him with every situation and be blesssed!

Praise the Lord!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Where is God?

Where is God when it hurts?



Do not be afraid or terrified; be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:2).

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Jesus experienced pain as well. Even though He was about to raise His friend Lazarus from the grave, the Bible reported that He cried. (John 11:35). He feels your loss too because He loves you so much. Jesus sadness was apparent the night before His arrest, He begged His father to change the future, only if God was willing. He knew what the future holds and yet He had the courage to fulfill His mission. (Praise God!). He had the courage to face the tough times. He will also give you courage when you are going through difficulties.

Where is God when it hurts? Right next to you sometimes; and other times holding your hands, cheering you on, comforting you and whispering to your ears "do not fear, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10). Jesus is the Prince of Peace and when you invite Him in, He come along with His peace.


To be courageous is not just good advice, it is a command, and to not being courageous is to be disobedient to God. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for I will be wit you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9). "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us," Paul said "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom 8:37–39).

Friend, there's no greater joy and peace then to surrender your being to the Lord and trust that is more than capable of taking care of you. Surely His arm is not too short to save nor His ear too dull to hear (Isaiah 59:1). Just put your trust in Him and go to Him with all of troubles. In pain, grief and love, God is always near. In our dark and lonely moments we may not have a complete understanding and we may not answers to the questions of suffering, but we can surrender ourselves into the hands of the one who made us, the one who does have the answers, and who will faithfully walk with us and lead us through the dark valley.

Be courageous, be fortified, and be blessed in Jesus name.

Praise the Lord!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jesus is my Savior.............


I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (I Timothy 2:5-6)

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The word of God in John 15: 13 says, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Do you have a friend? Are you searching for someone who will alwways be there for you? Are you searching for someone who will never let you down? Like any relationship, True friendship involves commitment and trust. True friendship requires time together. You have to be willing to spend time in the word. You cannot know the heart of Christ unless you spend time with Him in prayer and by reading His word. He is a friend who heals. He brings joy and salvation.

Friend, if you do not know Jesus yet, why don’t you talk to Him now? He is waiting for you. He loves you. You can tell Him anyting. Ask him to forgive and save you and He will. He died just for you. He alone can be all that you desire: Savior, Lord and Friend.

Father how grateful I am for your love! You are a good Father. You love me so much that you send your son to die for me. He is my one true friend. I am no longer lonely. I found all that i need in Him. He is my Savior, my Lord and my friend. I praise you and honor you in His holy name. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thank You Lord!


Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

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There is always a reason to give thanks to the Lord. It is so easy to see what we don't have and yet we are blinded when it comes to noticing our blessings. During the times when I lived in my father's shed, I once woke up in the middle of the night crying and feeling sorry for myself. It was during a week that was particularly tough, but the day before I received two letters, one was another rejection for a job I was by all accounts qualify for and the other was a notice that my car was going to be taken away. There I was an adult sleeping in my father' shed, I was job less and soon to be car less.

Why me? Why was I the only one suffering? Why can't my life be the way I envisioned it and the way I prepared it to be? I have asked the same questions all nights until I fell asleep. God is so good! He woke me up and show me how blessed I was even in the midst of my job situation. I had a father who cares enough and invited me to his house. I was healthy, educated and I was fed daily, but beyond that, I thought I knew my father but it wasn't until my time in the shed that I really got to know him. In as much as I loved my mother and remembered everything about her, I have always wondered if I really knew her. What a privilege and a blessing to really know my father for the man that he is!

We often get caught up in what we want and we miss out on what we already have. What I have learned during my time of great needs is that God is good no matter what happens in my life. God is and will always remain a good father. He loves me so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die just for my salvation and now I have eternal life. lack may come. Famine may come. Sickness, disease, pain, humiliation and rejection may come but nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus and that is all that matters. "Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2

Friend, when you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior you become son/daughter of God. Your salvation is secured. It does not matter what happens from now on. You belong to God and that should be enough to give you joy and a thankful heart.

Thank you Father God for who you are. Thank you for opening my heart to your goodness. Thank you for loving me enough to send your son to die for my salvation. I will forever be grateful. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Be Still!


When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

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What does it mean to be still? The story of Elijah should really help us understand what it is to be still and let God. Elijah was discouraged and felt that God was not with him and he was left alone to do all this work. He decided to go to the mountains and waited for God. Then, there was an earthquake, a fire and a great wind, but surprisingly God was not in any of them. But then came “the sound of sheer silence.” And that’s when God spoke to Elijah.

Friend, in order to connect with God, you and I need that stillness. We need a time when we turn everything off and seek God quietly. You and I need to stop manipulating our circumstances and let God talk to us. If like me you get impatient easily then, you will miss out on communicating with God. You and I must learn to be still. As a teacher, I have learned that the greatest punishment is for my student to be still. They just can't do it.

When we are going through difficulties, we tend to want to overcome quickly without much enduring. As a result, we come up with our own solutions and ending up learning the same lesson time and again. We must learn to wait on God. Some challenges come to strengthen us. We must learn to wait on God's wisdom and guidance. To be still is to trust that God has our best interest in mind and He knows what He is doing. To be still is not passive. It is to wait with expectation. To be still is to know without a doubt that God is able and He will do what He says: He will be with you in times of trouble.

Father how grateful I am for your love and your patience! Teach me to wait on you Father. In Jesus holy name,I pray amen!



Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Praise the Lord!


I will praise you, my God and king; I will bless your name forever. I will always sing praises to my God while I am alive. Psalm 146:2

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Worship is an expression of love to the only living God who gives us abundantly and far more than we deserve. God is holy, loving, and worthy of all our worship and devotion, and He wants us to be just like He is. John 4:23 says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

In order to worship God in truth, we need to know that Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." So, before you can worship in the way that God desires, you have to develop a relationship with Him through faith in His son Jesus Christ. God is the focus of our devotion in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In Exodus 20:2-3, God says, "I am the LORD your God, you shall have no other gods before me." In Matthew 4:10, Jesus says, "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." So, worship is not a command from God throughout the Bible.

Our praise and love to God should be a daily matter and not a rare occurrence when we feel like it. God blesses us every day and covered us with favor. God and God alone is worthy of our devotion, honor and worship. He continuously gives us His best. He sent his son Jesus Christ to die and we are commanded to praise and worship Him. Psalm 29:2 says, "Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Whereas, Psalm 96:9 says, "Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth." Dear friend worship, worship and worship God. Worship with every breath that you take. He is worthy.

The best way that we can praise and worship God is with our every thought and action. Romans 12:1-2 states, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will." The Bible says that God inhabits in the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3). In other words, God “dwells” in the atmosphere of His praise. This means that praise is not merely a reaction from coming into His presence, but praise is a vehicle of faith which brings us into the presence and power of God! Praise and worship is the “bridge” which allows us to enter the sacredness of God’s glory. David said “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).

I challenge you to become a person of praise, and you will experience the release of the power of God!

Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Praise the Lord!


I will praise you, my God and king; I will bless your name forever. I will always sing praises to my God while I am alive. Psalm 146:2

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Worship is an expression of love to the only living God who gives us abundantly and far more than we deserve. God is holy, loving, and worthy of all our worship and devotion, and He wants us to be just like He is. John 4:23 says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

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Our praise and love to God should be a daily matter and not a rare occurrence when we feel like it. God blesses us every day and covered us with favor. God and God alone is worthy of our devotion, honor and worship. He continuously gives us His best. He sent his son Jesus Christ to die and we are commanded to praise and worship Him. Psalm 29:2 says, "Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Whereas, Psalm 96:9 says, "Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth." Dear friend worship, worship and worship God. Worship with every breath that you take. He is worthy.

The best way that we can praise and worship God is with our every thought and action. Romans 12:1-2 states, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will." The Bible says that God inhabits in the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3). In other words, God “dwells” in the atmosphere of His praise. This means that praise is not merely a reaction from coming into His presence, but praise is a vehicle of faith which brings us into the presence and power of God! Praise and worship is the “bridge” which allows us to enter the sacredness of God’s glory. David said “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).

I challenge you to become a person of praise, and you will experience the release of the power of God!

Praise the Lord!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Never Alone

And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another that He may be with you forever. John 14:16

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What a wonderful promise! John 14 is one of the most compelling and my favorite scriptures of the New Testament. Jesus explained in great details what was to occur in the future. That’s how good God is! Jesus was facing Calvary and yet, He was concerned about the disciples. He knew the ordeal and the complications they would have to face, He took the time to prepare and to assure them that though He was going away, there was going to be another (someone just like Him). One who would be to them everything He was. Glory! The Lord Jesus Christ wasn’t thinking about the cross, He didn’t care about His own suffering to come; He was planning the disciples’ future.


In John 14, Jesus promised the gift of the Holy Ghost. Who is the Holy Spirit? He is a full member of the Trinity. The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is a Person, a Being with a mind, emotions, and a will. He is God. The Holy Spirit makes decisions according to His will (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). The Holy Spirit thinks and knows (1 Corinthians 2:10). The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30. As God, the Holy Spirit can truly function as the Comforter and Counselor that Jesus promised He would be (John 14:16,26; 15:26). This gift is bestowed upon the Disciples of Christ only, and not on the entire world. This is the favor God bears to His chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with and in every believer forever. He was given to live inside those who believe in Jesus, in order to produce God's character and to build into their lives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23).

Friend, have no fear when it seems like the ground all around you is crumbling. You are not standing on the sinking sand of this earth but on the promises of the Rock, my savior and yours, Jesus Christ who will hold you and keep you standing while those around you are perishing. You are standing on the strength of the Holy Spirit whose primary role is to comfort and strengthen you. You have the Trinity on your side. You are a conqueror. Even though you are in the midst of the trial of your life right now, the devil will not win this battle because it was already won on Calvary. I don’t know who has abandoned you and left a deep void, (a parent, maybe a spouse or your children). I don’t even want to know who has left those ugly scars in your heart. I guarantee you the void was filled on Calvary and the scars were healed on the cross. You are not broken. You are wholesome in Christ Jesus! The Promise Keeper gave you His word: you are never alone. All believers are given a future with promise and a plan to succeed in all that God has called them to do. The Holy Spirit is not just with you but within you. He has been there since you made Christ your Lord and Savior and He will NEVER leave you ALONE.



Praise the Lord!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My God Provides!

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:14

Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way." Mathew 15:32

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When you have a pressing, the devil tries to play with your mind, Satan knows that it all starts in your mind and if he can get you to feel bad about God, then he can have his way with you in other areas of your life. It is vital to remain strong when it gets tough. Jesus has won the victory for you! It is done. Your job is to resist and send the liar and his lies back to the pit where they came from and claim the promises of God.


Friend you must remember that no matter what the need may be God is the one who provides. From the 2 scriptures above, Jesus demonstrated, that He is the God who provides. I do not know about you but there is nothing that can bring me closer to God than my challenges. Like you I don't like to experience adversity but I wouldn't change them for anything. It is through my valleys that I come to know and appreciate the power of Jehovah Jireh!

I don't know what your are facing today. Perhaps it is surgery? Foreclosure? Are you looking for a job? A mate, maybe you want to go to graduate school or start a family. You maybe physically ill or rejected by people you love. The needs are all pressing but I know for certain that God still provides. He still makes way when there seem to be no way. He is still comes through for those who put their trust in Him (firm assurance that He is able). Your situation does not scare Him nor did it take Him by surprise. You will experience His glory if you rely on Him completely just like Jesus did when He lives among us. My dear friend, do not hold back. Let God take care of you. Live without worries. Be truly free.

We are serving a great God. Experience His goodness and might in your life. Bring Him something big, trust Him and watch Him work. There's nothing sweeter than the fruits of answered prayers.

Praise the Lord!G

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Loved by God!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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Love is a big theme in our society. There are countless websites claiming to be able to help you find love. It is really quite interesting because each one of them is loaded with thousands of profiles. People are desperately looking for love. Have you ever had an opportunity to read some of these profiles? People are searching for perfection. (Disease free, thin, smart, beautiful, tall, rich or have a great job, good communicator with no relationship baggage, ect.). But God wants you as you are: Sick, Imperfect, broken, hurt, full of baggage, loss, confused, and rejected. No need to change to find His love because His kind of love will enrich and transform. Glory! There are times in our lives when those who claim to love us refuse to talk to us and ask us for space but my dear friend, there are no times off with God's love. His kind of love does not stop with the sunset or begin with the new week. God love never takes a break. Divine love will always continue throughout time and eternity. In the darkest of nights, there will always be the eternal light of God's love. Glory to God! All you have to do is submit to love by allowing Christ to reside in your heart. He will never leave you. His promise to be with you through your valleys and mountain tops is true. You can count on His great love.

Love by definition has many components, without any of them, love is missing. This is evident by the definitions for love mentioned in the above scripture. Love does not insist on its own schedule and time constraints, and true love is not easily shaken, or only works when it is convenient. Jesus tells us that our greatest command is to love. God gives us the ability to love when we are born again, the Holy Spirit fills our heart with the love of God so that we can show His love to others. What is it about true love that touches every heart? Why does the simple phrase "I love you" waken such universal joy? Why is it that some spend a lifetime pursuing love? You see, love was the principle which motivated God to give His Son to die for us. Jesus explained "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27). Responding to true love is part of our genetic make up because we are children of God and Love is God's attribute, which He delights in manifesting openly.If you miss the manifestation of God's love in the creation then look at the sacrifice of the cross.

Friend, God's love is persistent, ever-present, and very powerful. Our lives are transformed by the presence of love. All true love originate from God. Christians are to receive and give this love in their lives so people can know of God's love. The wonderful thing is that the more we know God’s attribute, the more we are going to obey His command to love "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment Matthew 22:37). Friend, love starts with God. Love your enemies and love love your friends. One of my favorite preachers once said that “Trying to find lasting love without obeying God is like trying to quench thirst by drinking from an empty cup you can go through the motions, but the thirst remains”. We often miss out on this comprehensive picture of God's love because we are searching for it at all the wrong places while taking God’s love for granted.

Receive God's love and reciprocate it in your world and be blessed!

Praise the Lord!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Perfect Love of God!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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Love is a big theme in our society. There are countless websites claiming to be able to help you find love. It is really quite interesting because each one of them is loaded with thousands of profiles. People are desperately looking for love. Have you ever had an opportunity to read some of these profiles? People are searching for perfection. (Disease free, thin, smart, beautiful, tall, rich or have a great job, good communicator with no relationship baggage, ect.). But God wants you as you are: Sick, Imperfect, broken, hurt, full of baggage, loss, confused, and rejected. No need to change to find His love because His kind of love will enrich and transform. Glory! There are times in our lives when those who claim to love us refuse to talk to us and ask us for space but my dear friend, there are no times off with God's love. His kind of love does not stop with the sunset or begin with the new week. God love never takes a break. Divine love will always continue throughout time and eternity. In the darkest of nights, there will always be the eternal light of God's love. Glory to God! All you have to do is submit to love by allowing Christ to reside in your heart. He will never leave you. His promise to be with you through your valleys and mountain tops is true. You can count on His great love.

Love by definition has many components, without any of them, love is missing. This is evident by the definitions for love mentioned in the above scripture. Love does not insist on its own schedule and time constraints, and true love is not easily shaken, or only works when it is convenient. Jesus tells us that our greatest command is to love. God gives us the ability to love when we are born again, the Holy Spirit fills our heart with the love of God so that we can show His love to others. What is it about true love that touches every heart? Why does the simple phrase "I love you" waken such universal joy? Why is it that some spend a lifetime pursuing love? You see, love was the principle which motivated God to give His Son to die for us. Jesus explained "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27). Responding to true love is part of our genetic make up because we are children of God and Love is God's attribute, which He delights in manifesting openly.If you miss the manifestation of God's love in the creation then look at the sacrifice of the cross.

Friend, God's love is persistent, ever-present, and very powerful. Our lives are transformed by the presence of love. All true love originate from God. Christians are to receive and give this love in their lives so people can know of God's love. The wonderful thing is that the more we know God’s attribute, the more we are going to obey His command to love "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment Matthew 22:37). Friend, love starts with God. Love your enemies and love love your friends. One of my favorite preachers once said that “Trying to find lasting love without obeying God is like trying to quench thirst by drinking from an empty cup you can go through the motions, but the thirst remains”. We often miss out on this comprehensive picture of God's love because we are searching for it at all the wrong places while taking God’s love for granted.

Receive God's love and reciprocate it in your world and be blessed!

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

God is Faithful!


God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. 1 Corinthians 1:9

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly. Psalm 40:10

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There are times when we cannot see the hands of God but we have to trust the heart of God. There are countless stories of the faithfulness of God throughout the Bible. Those who put their trust in him are never put to shame. You and I must decide to trust him. We must choose this instant that He is the only way. He knows what he is doing and we must rely on his might. God knows how to bring comfort in the midnight hour. He knows how to bring peace in the middle of a storm but you will not experience his peace unless you dwell at his feet. You cannot be a hit and run child of God who came to him only when it fits your schedule. you have to remain at his feet and when the storms come as they always do, you will have no fear because you will already the heart of God. You will not fear.

God is looking for sons and daughters who will sleep through the night in the middle of chaos. He is looking for those whose faith won't be shaken at the first sign of calamity. Can he count on you? God is looking for those who are faithful in affliction? can you be faithful? God is looking for those who understand that his for their lives is a good one. He is looking for those who seek him with all of their hearts. Can he count on you? My friend the truth is that God is faithful. He has always been faithful. He has not changed. We are the ones who doubts him. Those who rely on him understand that he is always with them. God is always with us. We have to seek him with all of our hearts and we will find him and only then we will be able to experience his faithfulness.



Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

God Comforts Me!


Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

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Where should you go in times of comfort? There are times in our lives when we need a word of comfort. What is the logical next step when in needs of comfort? I have a large family and I used to run to family members with all of my sorrows. I even have keys to my brothers and sisters house. I remember driving to their homes in the middle of the night. Being around my brothers and sisters and especially my nephews and nieces used to bring me peace during that period of my life. I quickly realized that the peace I felt by being around them was always short lived. Soon morning would come and all of them would leave to their respective jobs and/or their other responsibilities than I would find myself alone with my torments. Over the years, God has been faithful. He patiently worked with me in overcoming my fear of being alone in times of great needs. He has taught me to rely on Him alone. There is no doubt that my siblings love me but honestly I cannot think of one moment when either one of them solve any of my problems. Talking to them only delay the inevitable: I must tell Jesus.

Friend, you must learn to go to God. Let us be realistic, people have their own concerns and they are busy with their lives. Most of the times our calls go unanswered and we would spend day chasing after someone when we could easily get on our knees and talk to the only One who knows how to comfort us. Isn't that true? Scripture commands us to go to God when heavily burdened and he will give us rest. There is never a need to run right and left in search of comfort. your well-being and Comfort is important to God. Before He left, Jesus said "But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don't, the Comforter won't come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you" John 16:7

I don't think God would send a Comforter if He didn't think we would need one. Nothing is ever by accident with God. All is by design. Everything is set up to fit our needs. God is an excellent Father. He wants to be all that we need. My dear friend, stop running to family friends when you need answers and comfort learn to go to God. learn to lean on God. He really cares about you. He does not want you to face your difficulties alone. God is qualified to heal your body, dry your tears and calm your storms. He alone can answer those tough questions. He wants you healed. He wants you at peace. He wants you to have peaceful nights. He is able and willing to restore all that is broken and that include your physical body and your heart. Invite Him in, He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (John 6:47). If you rely on Him, you victory is guaranteed. He will never leave you.

Don't wait for difficulties to develop the habit of talking to God. Talk to God continuously about everything and soon it will become a regular occurrence. What is keeping you awake at night? is it your health? Is it the safety of your loved ones and their salvation? Is it your next mortgage payment? Are you lonely? would you like to conceive a child? What is consuming you? Be consumed by and with God. He is the healer, Comforter, peace giver, and joy giver. God is the ultimate lover. He will answer your calls. You don't have to chase Him. In fact, He has been chasing you. He wants to give you His abundant life. He wants to heal you. He wants to touch you. He loves you. Let Him be your Comforter and be blessed!

"Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:8



Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I Need Jesus!




 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
1 John 5:4

 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16


 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. philippians 4: 4-7

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It is okay to need God. We all go through periods of ups and down. Actually, there has never been a time in my life when there were no challenges. How many times have you been in the midst of a trial and you just did not know what to do or you did not know where to turn. In desperation you cried out to God for help. Sometimes in the midst of our troubles we forget what we really have in the Lord Jesus Christ. Although it does always make senseWhen we have issues in our lives that need attention, there are times that God will lead us to do some tough things, to make some tough choices. If you are like me, you'd probably would do anything to escape but the truth is that victory is for those who persevere. God honors faith. My friend, when it gets darker that is exactly when you need to trust God. He is able!

Listen friend, you are never nearer to God than when you are in deep trouble. In times of comfort and ease we tend forget God. In the worst of times, we suddenly remember. When you encounter trouble, know that Is ALWAYS with you. God is Omnipresent. He is  present at the same moment in all. If God is everywhere present, it also means that in all places, I am present to Him. It is comforting to know that all of my troubles are immediately in God presence. Do not make God your last stop but  make Him your first. It is only when you come to the realization that God is the Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega, the Good Shepherd, the Provider and  Healer that you will have the victory.When you are having trouble in your life, know that God is with you and know that your salvation and my position in Jesus Christ is off limits to the world and the flesh and to the devil. 

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you,
 I will help you, will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Praise the Lord!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Strength in Jesus!


The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18:2

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Jesus is many things to many people. To some He was just a man. To others he was a remarkable man in history, and an effective teacher. Friend, Jesus is Lord. He is my rock, my fortress, my joy, my peace, my healer, my defender, my best friend, my constant companion, my one true love. Jesus is my all in all.


Jesus is the only constant presence in my life. He has proven to be my healer, my fortress, my peace, my joy, my confidant, my strength and my all at different times of my life. I can tell you that everyone in my life, at one point or another has left me down. I know that my family and friends have have my best interest's at heart but they have other responsibilities. To be completely honest, my family and yours along with our friends were not created to be everything to us. I have heard people saying "my spouse is my everything". Nothing can be further from the truth. Despite best intentions, people will fail us. They are not equipped to fulfill the tasks we put on them. They cannot rescue us every time we need them. There is only one person in all history that willingly took on the world and that the Lord Jesus Christ.

The name Jesus means “Jehovah saves”, and the word salvation means to rescue. So Jesus’ mission and purpose of coming to Earth was to save us. He should be our all. He is the One who made it possible to us to have a new life. He the One who save us from eternal damnation. He is indeed our all in all.


If you are discouraged,lonely and have been rejected many times and you are desperately looking for a friend who will welcome you with open arms, allow me to present you Jesus Christ. He is the only One who would put himself on the line for you. He cares about you. I do not know where you find yourself today. Maybe you are alone and your telephone is not rigging. You maybe without a job and resources but you are not alone. Reach out to Christ and He will hear you. He will place you under His wings and He will be your fortress, your peace, your salvation. He is all that you need.

Let us pray.
Father, we thank you for sending Jesus your son to save us. Thank you for your word that is forever sealed in our hearts. Amen.


Praise the Lord!