The quest for love

In a journey to find love and be loved, we forget the source of love. In Him is the foundation and beginning of love. He does not only produce love or give love, He is love.

No one can love effectively if they do not have Him. It is His love for us that gives us the capacity to respond to any expression of love.

I mean, can you love more than the foundation of love? The question I ask every day.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

1 John 4:16 KJV

So pay attention!!! If you have God, you have love and should exhibit the character of Him to everyone around you.

Loving yourself is the beginning of any quest for Love. Truth be told, we only give what we have, if you have not loved yourself enough, it may be difficult to love another or respond in such matter.

Having understood that the foundation of love is God, if He resides in you, then His presence as love should naturally flow from you. Nobody is perfect but the porter made you just the way you are, for the very purpose you have been called to, in the very world you have been given access to dominate.

There is so much peace in knowing how valuable you are and understanding that the value will be extended to the people around you as well.

The quest for love!!!

As you search high and low for true love and it’s expression, you must begin with :-

1. God- the founder and totality of love.

2. You- one of the expressions of Gods love to the world.

3. People- knowing yourself will help you appreciate others as they are also an expression of His love to the world.

As the quest begins, we must have these foundations, it most likely will attract like minds. Let God begin with you on this. He knows the desires of your heart and He will meet you at the very point of your need.

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”

Matthew 5:3 MSG

There is always more of/from God for everyone that believes Him.

Let the quest begin!!!

OUR PRESENT HELP

Few minutes of meditation, this line came to me ” our present help at all times” and I laughed.

I laughed because I got a different picture to this statement. I suddenly remembered a popular fiction comic series/movie – Superman.

I mean superman comes through for any one in need and he is man.

He paints a picture of what a present help in time of trouble is but he is still a man.

He comes through and always saves the day but he is still a man.

He appears to always dispel evil as his aim is to help the world, but he is still a man.

“God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble.” -Psalm 46:1 AMP

In many cases, our friends and family tries to be our very present help in time of trouble but its not often achievable because they are human. The human nature, be it portrayed as a superhuman is still man with very limited capacity.

When we call on the masters name, when we understand His omnipotence and excellence, when we realize that He made all things and He has absolute control over them then we can be sure that He will come through for us.

We will not just say, ” He is our ever present help”, we will understand and know that He will always come through for us.

We serve an Amazing God, thank you Lord.

PRAYERS:

◦ Lord help us this day to see that you are good and you are also willing to do us good.

◦ Lord help us to run to you when we are in need.

◦ Lord help us to trust that you will always come through for us.

  • The quest for love
    In a journey to find love and be loved, we forget the source of love. In Him is the foundation and beginning of love. He does not only produce love or give love, He is love. No one can love effectively if they do not have Him. It isContinue reading “The quest for love”
  • OUR PRESENT HELP
    Few minutes of meditation, this line came to me ” our present help at all times” and I laughed. I laughed because I got a different picture to this statement. I suddenly remembered a popular fiction comic series/movie – Superman. I mean superman comes through for any one inContinue reading “OUR PRESENT HELP”
  • THANK YOU LORD
    My thoughts are far..My mind is pondering 🤔.. I am looking back at all the happenings in this year 2020….. Sigh 😏 The fear…The mental torture from the daily NEWS,The indoor experiences,The fights and panic attacks,The burden in the hearts of many,The days where lots of people had toContinue reading “THANK YOU LORD”
  • The power of ME!
    Yes!!! I mean the power of me. I heard in my spirit, wake up!!!! This is who you are:- You are a force, an energetic one at that. You are an embodiment of treasure, a total agenda created to illuminate a dark world. “Wow, me?” I said, And IContinue reading “The power of ME!”
  • You are still here, why?
    The recent happenings in the world today is a thing to be concerned. The economical challenges of nations, the fear of the deadly disease covid-19, the cry of leaders, the uncertainty of life is a reason to ask yourself again “ why am I still here”? The fact thatContinue reading “You are still here, why?”

THANK YOU LORD

My thoughts are far..
My mind is pondering 🤔..

I am looking back at all the happenings in this year 2020….. Sigh 😏

The fear…
The mental torture from the daily NEWS,
The indoor experiences,
The fights and panic attacks,
The burden in the hearts of many,
The days where lots of people had to find God for themselves because the church buildings were locked 🔒.

The questions,
Will life ever be normal again?
Will people still be normal again?
Will the pain ever go away?

We began by giving it titles:-
The New normal
The New beginning
The Paradigm Shift etc.

And now…
Look at us, not that it is exactly over but His Mercies, yes God’s Mercies kept us.

We simply say” THANK YOU LORD!!! 🙌🏾.

Yes, He kept you not because of you but because He is Merciful, because He still has a plan for you, because the essence of your existence is not a reality yet.

His mercies saw you worthy and kept you, His mercies sustained your mental space, His mercies shielded you. The happenings of the world did not consume you.

Lamentation 3:22-23 -It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

We say to you our Lord, THANK YOU.

The power of ME!

Yes!!! I mean the power of me.

I heard in my spirit, wake up!!!!

This is who you are:-

You are a force, an energetic one at that. You are an embodiment of treasure, a total agenda created to illuminate a dark world.

“Wow, me?” I said,

And I got the reply.. “yes you!”

You are a full package of excellence, remember when you were made? He said you are good, I mean all His creation including you is good. That means there is no form of malfunctioning with you. You are a perfect piece with an expression of His love.

“I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!” – Psalms 139:14 TPT

From another version:-

“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”

– Psalms 139:14 AMP

This is you. I mean the power of you.

He not only said you were/are good , He gave you power and authority in His name. I mean all power is in His name and that name was given to you.

He did not only give you His name, He gave you His spirit to live with and in you. That’s it, you an expression of His good works.

The world received goodness the moment you came into existence by God’s breathe.

You have His name.

You have His power.

You were created in His image.

You have been given His spirit.

“Yes! Yes!! This is who I am” I replied. That’s the power of me as His.

I am God’s best. I am the apple of His eyes. I am Light , I illuminate the world. I am salt, I give seasoning to the world. I am an expression of His person. I am the potter’s masterpiece.

The is the power of me. The power of me in Him.

Are you in Him? In Jesus I mean, (the reason for the season and every other seasons).

You are still here, why?

The recent happenings in the world today is a thing to be concerned.

The economical challenges of nations, the fear of the deadly disease covid-19, the cry of leaders, the uncertainty of life is a reason to ask yourself again “ why am I still here”?

The fact that I wasn’t swallowed up by the world’s crisis is a reason why I ask, “why am I still here”?

And then, I wonder when I hear people complain of how they lost this and that or how they didn’t achieve all their plans. They angrily say “ I really planned for 2020, all just didn’t go as expected”. My consistent response to their complaints is “why are you still here”?

If those who lost their lives could take turns in requests, they probably would prefer to loose business plans than to loose their lives.

Psalm 43:5 KJV- “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God”.

And then I remember the scripture in psalm 43:5 of God being our salvation. You are still here because the mercies of God sustained you. You are still here because God has it all figured out, you are still here because the reason for your existence is yet to be fulfilled.

Our hope and anchor is in the lord, things didn’t go as you planned but things can turn around for your good, that is why you are still here.

Abba (Father God) has good plans for you, He got it all figured out, that’s why you are still here.

Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

This is the word of the lord for you, He is always present even in the midst of crisis, that’s why you are still here.

God is still in the line of helping and blessing His own and you are not an exception.

That’s why you are still here.


The divine placement

A generation is a set of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.

You are born in a time where you either make an impact or you don’t, a time to either serve your generation or not.

You cannot live in every generation, you can only live in your own generation, this is the divine placement from the Lord. This simply states that there is no better time to serve than this time, there is no better time to make an impact than now.

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: Act 14:36

The Bible explains that David served his generation according to the will of God before he passed on. He lived a life of purpose, he gave his all through service to God and humanity. David risked his life severally, in other to save his generation. He saw a need to fight for his people using resources he had and God helped him.

“Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, ‘Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?’” Esther 4:13-14 (NASB)

Esther needed to be reminded by Mordecia. There is a reason why you are here at this time, there is a reason why your present life condition is like this, there is a reason why you get broken by some happenings in your world,

You need to realize that you are born for such a time as this. You cannot give up on your generation when the heavens is demanding of you service to God and humanity, a change can begin with you. Start with your immediate community and trust God for a change according to His power at work in you.

She was compelled to risk her life, her inheritance and position with no guarantee of a positive result. That’s the “for such a time as this” Mordecai challenged Esther to take up.

Service to God and humanity is what ministry is about. We must not get too caught up in personal agenda that we forget the kingdoms agenda. Kingdom agenda is not only seen in the four walls of the church but can be seen outside the church as well.

Lives can be spared in our culture today, when we step to true service even if entails you sacrificing a lot.

God placed you here for such a time as this, live like you are the solution to the problem, serve your generation heartily and trust God for a change.

Prayer:-

Lord turn my heart to you and help me to live the life that you have called me into. Help me to walk in your ordained purpose and will for my life. Help me to serve you and my generation genuinely in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

5 TRUTHS ABOUT GOD’S MERCY

Mercy is compassion shown to someone who deserves to be punished. Mercy at its peak is forgiveness. The greatest expression of “Mercy” is shown by God through His love for us.

Romans 5:8 Scripture Frame – Bible Verse.

 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this, while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

The truth about God’s mercy is that;-

  • God’s Mercy describes His personality;-

Deutoronomy 4:31 ESV

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.

We only display our character, we only display what we have on the inside of us. God shows “Mercy” because that is who is He is, Merciful. God’s decision is always in line with his character, He has all power but still decided to be forgiven.

  • God’s Mercy displays His Love;-

John 3:16 ESV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 2:4-5 KJV

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are    saved;)

God’s Mercy and compassion is birthed from His love for humanity, despite all our shortcomings, despite our failures and inconsistencies, His love has been consistent. Out of his love for us, He came down to earth to live a life we could not live on our own. What manner of love is this?

  • God’s Mercy is unending:-

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

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

God’s Mercy is unlimited and never ending. His Mercy is forevermore. It is totally not dependent on what we do, because it is an expression of the person of Jesus. God’s mercy never ends, it keeps running after us.

  • God’s Mercy is Free:-

Romans 9:16

So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

God’s Mercy is free but not cheap, it is not dependent on what we do or did not do, it is priceless.  It is totally based on what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary. God’s Mercy is for you.

  • God’s Mercy is timeless:-

Psalm 23:6 KJV

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

The Mercy of God is not affected by the passage of time, it is effortlessly consistent. It is not dependent on how far we have gone from God. God in himself is infinite and totally timeless, so are his attribute. God’s Mercy is meant to be seen in his people throughout their lives. Mercy is not a feeling with God, it is an expression of his person.

The Mercy of God is not affected by the passage of time.

Awesome God

1 Thessalonians 5:24, KJV: “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”

We serve an awesome God who is concerned about the little details of our lives.

He calls us to be a blessing in the world, He blesses the people of the world through us and still blesses us for the job He has already done.

God is willing to help you and bless you for yielding to Him in every capacity He has called you to function, whether as a leader, pastor, teacher or parent.

He is concerned about you and everything that concerns you, let Him be God and He will show up for you.

Many times, we become weary and tired of the assignment. God does not give a task to you and leave you to it. He is right there, things may be rough but He is there, you may not understand why everything is that way but He is there. Trust Him and Let Him be God!!!

God bless you

The Dark Experience

When you stay in the dark for too long, you will begin to see clearly and become comfortable.

When negativity fills your heart constantly, you begin to derive joy in it, thinking it’s alright.

Search for light and see the difference between the Joy of the Lord and the joy in the world.

We can only derive the greatest joy when we walk with the joy giver ( Jesus).

In the midst of the chaos the world brings, you can experience the greatest joy when you receive Jesus (the light of the World) into your your life.

The Broken Heart

Have you ever been broken and torn apart?
Have you ever felt like your world is about to crumble?
Have you ever had expectations but they all got shattered?

Have you ever felt like you deserved better but it all looked like it would never get to you?

I have felt that way and sometimes still feel that way. A lot of people are going through the very same thing too and even worse.

Many times I try and try and don’t want to try again, it’s all tiring but one thing keeps me going, the truth that He is always with me, the truth that He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is always there to help me in those struggles.

Guess what?

He is concerned about you too. Drop it all at His feet. You will be glad you did.

Jesus Cares about you.
He still mends broken hearts and He will mend yours if you let Him.

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