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Grace is the ability to do that which you were previously unable to.

Grace is the ability to be that which you thought was impossible to see.

Grace is the strength arisen in weakness derived from belief in God.

Grace is supernatural becoming natural, faith should become natural not odd.

Grace is power over addictions, victory from defeat, life when all said death.

Grace is resilient faith arriving in depths, ascending your life from debts.

Grace is when you’re weak thus becoming strong.

Grace is bended knees and knowing to Whom you belong.

Grace is the breakthrough, the miracle the deliverance you sought.

Grace is freely given to the humbly earnest that cannot be bought.

It is the yes when the doc says ‘No’, the job says ‘No’ or life says so.

Grace is the ‘Yes’ for healing, for the job you’re believing, the life you’ve been fighting for.

Grace, God’s Raw Ability Conditionally Endowed.

Surrender to His Will and Power and see His love bestowed.

Let His Grace be upon you as you go about your day.

Grace be unto you and yours forever this day I pray.

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Our Near-Death Testimony

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11

Two weeks ago, I had a near-death experience, in which the Lord revealed to me that the devil had a death warrant for myself and 3 of my family members. However, He intervened a split-second before we would have been in a most deadly accident on Hope Road, cancelling any such plan from being executed. The most shocking thing was that we are all four Christians coming from our weekly family prayer and fasting meeting that we have every Thursday.

The things I’ve learned are:
1. Satan cares not whether we’re saved or not; in fact he seems more determined to kill those who are a threat to him and his purposes.
2. Life’s fragility should never be forgotten.
3. Do all, say all, love as much as you can, today.
4. Stay under the coverage of His blood.
The world around you may be throwing themselves into deep darkness and sinfulness, yet I need you to stand your ground of integrity and holiness. It may seem boring and your body may very be craving these things yet, we are called to make our flesh subject to our spirit.
5. Fasting & Prayer, cuts worldly affections and addictions whilst giving us increase hate for sinfulness. It gives us the ability to detest the things that God abhors.

I thank you Jesus for Your mercy and faithfulness. You spared us so that we could be a living testimony for You, and we will be one!!!!

Awake the Sleeping Giant

Scripture Reading:
They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 2 Peter 2: 13-18

In times like this people are reminded that indeed, our God is not to be taken lightly, but in fact, must be feared. Whether the focus is the earthquake of Mexico yesterday, or the effects of Hurricane Irma, each one of us have the individual responsibility of making it right with our God.

It’s said that a wise man learns from his mistakes and an even wiser man learns from the mistakes of others. So far, in between hurricanes, earthquakes, natural deaths, accidents and crimes, life and death is at work. The sad reality is that some of us have fell into such deep a sleep that none of this even tugs on their conscience regarding their need to seek God.

It’s as if an indifferent, zombie-like disposition has taken some over, where no situation or catastrophe can awake them from their sinful state. I implore each and every one of to search our hearts today, that we do no provoke the Lord our God to wrath. We may have spared for the likes of such current disasters, but trust and believe that if you are one to deny Him, He knows how and when to get to you. This is an encouragement and warning, as the Bible carefully states in Isaiah 55:6, “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”

Increased Faith

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2a

Faith is not derived by our sheer determination and will power; it is ultimately sourced in God and by God. He has given us the formula to have faith, nurture it and increase it as we deem necessary.

⬆INCREASE YOUR FAITH TODAY⬆

STEP 1:
Read the Bible Daily
The Bible is the primary source of increasing one’s faith. taking time within each day for the daily reading of scripture will produce and increase your faith.

STEP 2:
Meditate on the Word of God throughout the Day
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither– whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:2-3

STEP 3:
Memorize one Verse Per Day
As according to the Armor of God the Word of God is not only the Sword of the Spirit but the Shield of Faith. Increase in knowledge of the verses of the Bible enables you to wield sword & shield as a greater warrior for Christ.

STEP 4:
Confess/Speak God’s Word over Yourself and Your Life for 10 Minutes each day at least.
Let us just say that you struggled in confidence and self-esteem; meditating, memorizing and speaking Psalm 139:14 (which states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made“) would bring healing and restoration. As you keep repeating that line of scripture, with eyes closed and mind focused you can literally feel your faith building as the Spirit moves.

These are some of the core means of building faith. Some other means are hearing of other people’s testimonies, experiencing the power of God intimately, worship and so much more. I encourage you Today to build and strengthen your faith. Our family needs it, our country even more.

Love is a Verb

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

1 John 3:18 NIV

What is love in words only?
It’s like a puffed up bag of chips with no substance, depth or sincere worth. Yet, love in its truest essence demands action. Love is a verb, a doing word, bigger than emotions, stronger than thought. It is a driving force that leads some to the highest heights and deepest depths. When love is placed in the right place, it’s as if life is produced, hope is manufactured and faith, multiplies.

Love is professed in action, evidenced in power, relentless in care, resilient in trust, abounding in hope, endless in passion, unfathomable in magnitude, righteous in attitude, humble in power, content in all things and sourced in God.

I have always found it amazing that God made us all with the need to love and to be loved. For some they dedicate that love to a person, family and friends, some choose their jobs, vocations among other things, but we all have a need to find something to love and to worship, whilst we all have a need for love in some way, shape or form.

Perhaps the most amazing things is that God created this need within us and though so many people reject and ridicule Him, each person is still a recipient of His divine love and none can exist without it. I believe that without God we would not have the capacity to either receive or even give love, for God is LOVE.
I also believe that the closer we draw to Him the greater our capacity and propensity to give love will increase.

Love TODAY, in action manifesting in power, in Jesus’ Name! AMEN!!!

Jesus Wept.

The shortest verse in the Bible, but every time when I run into it or think about it, the length is not what speaks to me. Two words, Jesus & Wept. One is the Son of God, born in holiness, borne to take on the sins of the world, supernatural in power, yet still human to feel pressure, pain, panic and empathy. To ‘weep’ is the expressing of grief, sorrow or any overpowering emotion through the shedding of tears. One is beyond comprehension, full of glory, abounding in love whilst the other is heavy in its origin, overbearing in its presence and weakening in its absence.

My Jesus. Our Jesus, wept. In the presence of Mary who began weeping over the death of their friend Lazarus, He began weeping as well. He was strong enough to still show emotion. So many people feel like the presence of emotions that lead to tears and weeping makes one weak. Yet, the humanity Jesus showed in John 11:35 tells us that we are not serving an inanimate, emotionless being, but a Savior, slow to anger and abounding in love.

I encourage us all to give our most compassionate God the opportunity to reveal His loving-kindness toward us.

Live Hungry

Hunger is one of the most desperate and potent feelings one my ever experience. It changes our emotions as we become laser-focused and only one thing is on our mind; food. Other than food though, we all hunger for different things in life. Some of us hunger for a qualification, promotion, possession, social status among other things, but the number one thing to be hungry for is for Jesus and His righteousness.

Why some may ask?

When you focus on God’s business He will focus on yours. The natural, carnal tendency is to be individualistic whilst God is asking us to rid ourselves of ‘self’ and ‘selfishness’ and focus on being a vehicle of love to others. When we let go of the all that we have and give it to God, He will let go of the best that He has and give it to us.

Things to Remember:
¤ He made you with the desire to want and need the things you need.
¤ He knows the best way to contentment and fulfillment whilst achieving all these things comes through Him.

Achievements in the absence of Christ is but a loss, but even loss in the presence of Jesus is great gain.

Be forever Hungry for more of Jesus and His love in your life!!!

LOVE: It Keeps No Record of Wrongs

Do you like keeping score of wrongs done against you? Love becomes stifling in the midst of unforgiveness. No matter how good a spouse, a friend or a stranger, we are all prone to sins, shortcomings and mistakes. In an environment of forgiveness, trust and encouragement the capacity for growth is endless; yet, in an atmosphere of distrust, skepticism and fear, love is threatened to the point of futility.

Forgiveness is such an imperative that even God in His supernatural strength, cannot move in the life of an individual anchored in unforgiveness or crippled by fear. Hebrews 11:6 states, “And without faith it is impossible to please God…” and Matthew 6:14 says, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

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Forgiveness and trust counters the hindrances to love’s perfection and maturity. In the same way our Loving God forgives and hopes endlessly amidst His knowledge that we are maybe going to fail yet again, He still does not refrain from loving and encouraging us. I encourage us all to be free from entanglements of distrust and the besetting sin of pride as well. Pride is foundation of unforgiveness and must ne banished. The humble He shall exalt and the proud, humbled.

Let’s love with all faith, hope and persistence.

Amen!!!

A Love Beyond Self-Interest

Love and self-seeking are as incompatible as oil in water. John 3: 16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He GAVE…” Giving, sacrificing, and investing oneself is the truest testament of one’s love. It’s the evidence of words taking on living, irrefutable proof that indeed, I Love You.

If the language of love is poisoned with ‘You don’t give me this,’ ‘I need this,’ ‘If you love me who would do this;’ then like I had to do, you may also need to change as well. It has to do with friends, lovers or even strangers considering them all better than ourselves and by becoming a servant unto all. This love may seem radical, but it is the love that Jesus gave and the kind that God calls us to. As long as we are willing to obey, He will equip us with His divine grace to truly love and love selflessly.

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Our world doesn’t need another war and our lives are most certainly are in need of a true revelation of God’s divine love for us. The disconnection between the created and their Creator needs to be mended by us giving the love due to the Savior of our souls. He is forever worthy of a life paid and laid down in love, and even then, we still wouldn’t have given Him His due. Let’s start Today, in Loving Him, then Loving Ourselves and thus, Loving Our very enemies.

AMEN!!!

LOVE is not Rude

Perhaps one of the most bewildering things in my opinion, is when someone claims to love you but somehow they always manage to be rude or disrespectful. It always set me aback, as I have to wonder what is the point of a love that produces no kindness or respect.

Let’s be honest here:
¤ Employees are courteous to customers even when they may be in a bad mood.
¤ People are generally respectful to other people who treat them with respect, especially when they are in a good mood.

The question is this: Why should someone accept a love that only gives respect or kindness when the mood or situation is right? If love does not shine in the darkest hour then the hard truth is that it may not be love at all.

Love is not rude. In essence, love is kind, caring and respectful.

Questions?

Have we ever been rude to someone who loves us as a result of our being in a bad mood?
What steps can we take when we are at the lowest moments to ensure that we treat others with care and respect?

One word of advice – Ask God for His grace, because it will give you the power to do even when you were previously not able to. His grace is sufficient for us, for His power is made perfect in our weaknesses.

Imagine a world where we all love our brothers and sisters worldwide with patience, kindness, humility, selflessness and respect. Imagine us doing so even in our most stressful of situations.

Today, this change begins in Me and it begins in You.

LET’S TRULY LOVE; TRULY!!!