Hidden in Plain Sight

The man she wanted was filled with words of wisdom that stimulated her intellect and further established her confidence. He properly guided her to a success that she herself thought could never be possible.

His words were the honied-dew kind that would remove strength from knees. They were like a heated knife melting through butter; romantic and yet filled with respect that solidified her inner-beauty and self-worth.

He showed her who she really was, not the reflection in the mirror but the finished, refined and perfected product of who she could be and was made to be. It’s as if he parted the curtains of time of revealed who she would eventually become.

He was just a shadow of a greater Master, an Architect at work. He was a father reassuring her of his love. He was a mother, comforting her in her times of hurt. He was that best friend who could read her emotions beneath the smile. He was the spouse that was carved from all that would complete her and by which he too would be completed.

He was Jesus, reaching through every friend, family member and lover trying to get to you. Behind every good, every smile, every moment and even the pain;
Jesus was forever the lover who was behind the good that came.

All that she can and was ever made to be, could never be achieved, until to His love finally surrendered and bent the knee. His plan is perfect, pure and powerful and was designed even before her birth; the problem is that she now gives His praise to everything else which brings Him pure hurt.

 

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FREEDOM IS FREE & YET, PRICELESS

Freedom can defined as liberation from slavery, restraint or another power.

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of giving Himself for our freedom from entrapment, entanglement, powerless living and a victimized lifestyle.

By His sinless life, suffering and death upon the cross paid for our eternal freedom along with dominion over all the sins that brought defeat, death and destruction.

Believe It Or Not:
⇒Belief in Jesus alone is not enough to experience salvation or freedom from the power of sin and the grave.
Evidence:
“You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.” James 2:24

⇒Even the devil and his demons believe in God; maybe even more than us, since they have seen Him.
Evidence:
“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” James 2:19

⇒Belief Accompanied by Action brings not just freedom but victory over sin.
Evidence:
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:55-57)

Do You want to be Finally Be Free from sin Once & For All? If so, pray this prayer Today with all your heart and start reading your Bible.

Prayer for Today:
Dear Jesus, my Lord & Savior; I thank You for giving Your life that I would be free from sin, the grave and the devil. I confess today that I am a sinner. I repent here and now, of all my unrighteousness and ask You to come into my heart and be my Lord, Savior and Best Friend forevermore. I receive You now and thank You saving me, in Jesus’ Name! AMEN!!!🙌

IF YOU PRAYED THIS PRAYER TODAY, FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME AND LET ME KNOW. I WILL ALSO PRAY WITH YOU IF YOU WISH.🙌🙏

IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO AN UN-SAVED LOVED ONE.🙏

The Family Friend and the Lawyer

Situation 1:

A Restaurant Owner that’s a long time family friend invites you and your friends to his restaurant, so you can enjoy your birthday. It’s buffet night and drinks-inclusive so you know the party is about to get started. The only condition though, is that you ensure to give him bill before he leaves at the end of the night or He won’t be able to settle the bill for you.

Wouldn’t you absolutely ensure that you don’t party too hard just in case he leaves without you realizing?

Situation 2:

A Lawyer whose business is focused on helping people to write off their debts is to be shutting down soon. It so happens that this is the last company of its kind in your area. You have already won two cases in which he has had all your debts written off. However, you have other things that you are trying to attain but you are afraid to take out a loan because you don’t know if the lawyer’s company will still be around for a third possible case and win.

Do you go ahead with the loan at great risk or decide to exercise diligence and self-control in savings and attain the rest of what you want without credit?

These analogies help our understanding of who God is. He is entirely Merciful and he is entirely Just at the same time. His mercy says “You may live your life each day with your power of free will and choice however you want.” His justice adds, “But ensure before you die that you had accepted My Son as your Lord & Savior.”

This is why the scripture says that His mercy and faithfulness are new every morning. It is like His mercy and grace resets, in an effort to give each and every one of us enough time to see what sin is about, learn what He is about and then make the best decision regarding our life here on earth and eternity ever after.

Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” My prayer today is that you make that decision for Christ, sooner rather than later and see the great things that He has in store for you.

Prayer for Today:
MOST RIGHTEOUS & HEAVENLY FATHER, I thank You for Your mercy, grace and faithfulness towards me. I ask You to forgive me off all my sins and cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I invite You, Jesus, into my heart as my Lord & Savior now a forevermore, in Your Name I pray. AMEN!!

When Mercy Meets Justice

It is impossible to really get to love someone if you only appreciate their good side. It’s been said that true love is knowing the good, the bad and the ugly about a person and still managing to love and appreciate them amidst it all.

When it comes to God, most of us love the God of mercy; we love His un-merited favor that we all at sometime have used as a license to sin. Most people on the other hand, do not love and appreciate the God of justice. We maybe appreciate His justice when wrongs have been done to us by others, but when it is pointed towards our rebellion, our disobedience and our unfaithfulness we don’t find it so cute.

God had said to me years ago, “Philip, like a balanced diet, you will never truly know, love and experience the true benefits of a complete and healthy relationship with Me unless you accept and love Me for all I AM about. You must love My mercy as well as justice, love Me with passion when I’m in your presence, and persist when I seem afar way off.”

To love and appreciate our God of justice is to have a healthy fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom and understanding. It definitely causes us to be more conscious and careful of the choices we make. Where feet once rushed into sin, our steps have now slowed to consider the consequences of the actions we wish to take.

My prayer for all of us today is that we engage in a complete, healthy and unbiased love relationship; loving the Lord for all that He is and is about.

Prayer for Today:
LORD JESUS, I thank You for Your mercy and faithfulness that are new every morning. Encourage me today Lord, to love You for Your being merciful and just and everything in between. I want to love You from this day forward, completely, healthily, without bias and most importantly; not just out of convenience. I thank You for hearing my plea today as I pray all this in Jesus’ Holy Name. AMEN!!!