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DELIGHT IN THE LORD

Do you delight in the Lord? Delighting in the Lord implies doing his Will willingly and passionately. Taking His business as though it were the very air that you breathe. God wants you for His poss…

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DELIGHT IN THE LORD

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Do you delight in the Lord?

Delighting in the Lord implies doing his Will willingly and passionately. Taking His business as though it were the very air that you breathe. God wants you for His possession! He wants you to be just like Him. He wants you to be Forgiving!

In a violent society such as the one we live in, forgiveness is a  difficult issue to face. How can you forgive someone who has destroyed your family, committed unspeakable acts of criminality or simply, has deeply hurt you in personal matters, ruining your career or betraying your trust?

The First instinct reaction is to get your own back, rendering evil for evil, unleashing a spiral of hatred and aggression and increased barbarism  in society or else it causes a breakdown in relations, nursing grudges and spite, an attitude that embitters life and poisons relationship.

The  Word of God erupts with force in the most varied situations of conflict and proposes, uncompromisingly, the most difficult and bravest solution: FORGIVENESS

We all make mistakes, and every time we wish to be forgiven! We plead humbly and hope that we will be given again a new start, that we will be trusted once more. If it is like that for us, will it not be so also for others? Must we not love our neighbors as ourselves?

Forgiveness is not the kind of forgetfulness that means not looking at reality in the face. Forgiveness is not about saying that something serious does not matter, or calling good what is evil. Forgiveness is an act of will and of clear thinking, and so of freedom. It is accepting our brothers or sisters as they are, despite the wrong that has been committed, as God accepts us sinners, despite our defects. Forgiveness is about not responding to an affront with an affront,  but it does as St Paul says:”Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom 12:21).

Forgiveness is about opening up for whoever does you wrong the possibility of a new relationship with you. So it gives the possibility for the two of you to begin life again, to have a future where evil does not have the last word.

Forgiveness helps us see whoever is our enemy with new eyes, recognizing them as a brother or sister, However bad they may be, they need someone to love them, to help them to change. It will be our ”Revenge Of Love”.

You could say, ”But it’s Impossible”, that’s understandable but here is the beauty of Christianity, it is not for nothing that you follow a God who, dying upon the cross asked His Father to forgive those who killed him.

TAKE COURAGE!! New Life starts here, I can assure you, you will have a peace never tasted till now and a huge but surprising new joy.

 

PRAYER

Father bless me with the wonderful power of Forgiveness! Give me the grace to unconditionally forgive those who have done me wrong.

Give me the strength to let go of all ill-will, the strength to forgive myself of my own failings and sins, knowing that you have already forgiven me.

Free me of all Anger, Hate , Un-forgiveness and Hate! Help me to delight in you!

Thank you for your Help!

THE PRINCIPLE OF TODAY

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Life is governed by Principles.

For you to experience an increase to the next level in life, you must abide by the God given principles.

The principle of today explains to us that we are made to exist and live for today! We ought to grasp every opportunity to be like Christ daily. As Christians, we are to aim to act, talk and walk like Jesus did while on earth. The Bible says, everywhere he went, He was doing good!

God daily loads us with benefits! Psalm 68:19 HE doesn’t bless in advance… He gives us all we need to go through a day and He expects us to use these gifts we have received for our selves and for others.

Lamentations 3: 22-23 says ” The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.”

Exodus 16:19 – 21 ” ……Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.”  But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. Moses was very angry with them. After this the people gathered the food morning by morning, each family according to its need. And as the sun became hot, the flakes they had not picked up melted and disappeared.

Exodus 12: 10 ”……And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.

Remember the people of Israel gathered the food by morning… So when we choose to ignore the pressings in our heart for a later day, we should always remember that the grace to accomplish these are available for TODAY! and would be gone by that LATER DAY!

God’s Mercies are New every Morning! Brand New! His Favors, His Love, His Blessings, His Goodness etc They are all new every morning…

Why then do you live in the past? Why do you live your life full of regrets?Why do you think God cannot forgive you or bless you? Why do you dwell on your past sins?

Every Morning you wake is a brand new opportunity to make it right with God. He wants to transform you and  bless you, He wants to be the Master of your life! He wants to be your Savior! He wants to bless you TODAY! not TOMORROW! not YESTERDAY!

Every Blessing and Grace He has for you TODAY expires at Midnight! When today becomes Yesterday, you would never be able to bring TODAY back…

Live each day as though it were your last..Embrace JESUS and let Him transform you to a perfect image of Himself!

I tell you this…everyday is loaded with awesome benefits from God all sent your way to make your day the BEST EVER! but the question is this ” Is your Heart ready to receive it?”

Desist from procrastinating! Live in your TODAY!

So who is that person God wants you to forgive? Who do you need to make Peace with? Is God calling you to Love your wife more today? or Love your husband? How about your Children? Is God laying it in your heart to pay a visit to an Old friend? a family member?Have you been stalling on going to church? paying your tithe?

Grace to accomplish all these are falling like fresh dew upon you! As He lays these in your heart, DO IT TODAY!

Let us pray: Lord I thank you for daily loading me with your benefits! I am deeply sorry for those times when I have lived in the past, dwelt on my wrong and thought you were not able to help me… Now I see my wrong, Heal my heart and show Your Self strong.. In my heart and in my soul BE MAGNIFIED! I recognize and acknowledge you as my Lord and I make a conscious decision TODAY never to dwell on my past errors ever again. I will live for TODAY and accomplish with Gods grace all that is laid before me in Jesus Name Amen!

Thank you Heavenly Father for your word of today! Help me to live for TODAY!

HUNGER

A heart that Hungers and Pants after God…

The Psalmist says in the book of Psalm 63:1 ”O God thou art my God; early will I seek thee: My soul thirst for thee, my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is to see they power and they glory, so as to I have seen thee in the sanctuary….”

Understanding that we have been created to serve our Maker is the First Step to a panting Heart.

What is stopping you from panting after Him? Are you weighed down  by the troubles of this life? Are you disappointed? Are you empty and yearning to fill up the void within you? What is that desert situation in your life… That emptiness….That Void….

Jesus is able to fill every void! He is able to repair every ugly situation! He is the great fixer… Impossibility does not resonate with Him…. He wants you to BELIEVE in Him!

We serve a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can think or imagine according to the power that works in us… If only we believe…

The Syrophenician woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit fell at His feet with her request but she had great Faith! Mk 7: 25-30! Oh what joy she felt when she arrived at Her house seeing her baby laid upon the bed and the evil gone… God is Awesome!

Dear Friends, all He is asking is that you surrender your HEART to him and let Him fill you up and give you a good start. Allow him fill up the void within you and make you whole… Like the Syrophenician Woman.. He wants to make you happy, put a smile on your face…

Hunger after Him… Surrender to Him today..

Let Us Pray: Lord Jesus, I surrender my Heart to you this day, Forgive me the sins of my Past life.i wish to start a new life with you! I confess with my mouth and believe in my Heart that you are Jesus Christ the Son of the living God.. Come into my Soul! Come and become my  Lord and Personal Saviour. Thank you Jesus for giving me  brand new start…Like the Syrophenician woman, my heart is filled with JOY for this awesome opportunity.

Heavenly Father, I pray for these ones you have called into your vineyard! Thank you for forgiving their sins and giving them a new life.. May they never return to the life they have left behind in Jesus Name Amen!