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I feel like giving up

‘I feel like giving up’ these were the words I uttered yesterday as I almost missed my bus. My house is about 4 minutes away from the bus stop and for some reason I was super late. My bus was supposed to leave at 10:30 but at 10:28 I was still wearing my shoes 😳.. Now if you know anything about living in Europe, you’d know that taxis are expensive and isn’t always an option.

Anyway, I heard myself utter those words to my husband but I didn’t give up….instead I just picked my jacket and ran out. Thankfully, the bus was about a minute late so I made it.Phew😅 .

After I made the bus, I missed my next connection because the driver was a bit slow😒.. It literally just seemed like everything was against my going to church but I did not give up. It wasn’t even an option.. I was going to go to church, period! The next connection required a 14 minute walk and by the time I got to church, I was late and exhausted 😅 but it was worth it. It was worth it because I received what God had in store for me.

It was so worth it. How many times do we miss God because we give up just at the end? God’s ways are not always easy but will you continue? Will you be faithful? Will you see that project through till the end?

My message today is very simple, are you feeling like giving up? Do you feel like you won’t be able to make it? Do you like me, feel like you are too late? DON’T GIVE UP! The bus might just come one minute late.

Psalm 104 :19 tells us  He appointed the moon for seasons;The sun knows its going down”.

He still has time and seasons in His hands. It might be difficult but you will eventually get there. Keep running, keep going!

You are loved ❤️
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One of a kind

You were made to bring Him glory and not bring yourself or other people glory. It is not about you. It is about Jesus. Which is why you need to stop the unhealthy competition or trying so hard to fit into the  religious box that has been created.

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Eph 4:16(NLT)

If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 1 corinthians 12: 17-18

In bringing Him glory, you will find satisfaction and strength. So stop trying to be like every body else, God made you and He has put some wonderful things in you. Sit with Him and find those things. You will be marvelously surprised .

He needs you to be you.

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I know your purpose

You were made for Jesus, you were made to love and bring Him glory. If that process brings you fame, that’s great. If it brings you riches in this world that’s also wonderful but let it be engrained in you that you were not made for the things of this world. Your process might also bring you persecution, jail time or matyrdom  like the early church or siblings in China and that’s also okay because God will be with you. ( I do not write this lightly) Kai! May the Lord help us o.

The nice things of this world are temporal and your purpose is not in them. Your purpose is to find yourself in Jesus and from that place,  do whatever He requires of you.

There is no knowing purpose without first knowing Jesus Christ. It is in God that we live, move and have our being as humans. He made you, He knows what He made you for. Look for yourself in Him and do your assignment from Him.

Have you met the Lord Jesus Christ? Does He know you?

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
1 John 2:15‭-‬17(NLT)

‘This world is death wearing a mask’- Anna Rountree

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Following Jesus

Following Jesus is not about going to church on Sunday mornings or saying ‘I’m a Christian’,

It is about carrying your cross, dying to your flesh and walking by the Spirit dally.

It is about choosing to be quiet when you are spoken to in a rude manner, it is about walking in the fear of the Lord, it is about submitting to your husband even if you think he doesn’t deserve it. it is about representing the Lord at your place of work. It is about walking in righteousness when no one is there.

” For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned,
    nor ever deceived anyone.He did not retaliate when he was insulted,
    nor threaten revenge when he suffered.
He left his case in the hands of God,
    who always judges fairly ” – 1 Peter 2:21-23(NLT)

It is not just enough to say ‘I’m born again, thank God I am going to heaven”. You must daily renew that commitment to follow. Are you carrying your cross and following Him daily?

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Who do you look like?

1 Peter 1:16 : For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.

We must all be in the process of looking like the Lord. God wants us to have material things but not at the expense of knowing Him and being like Him.

If you are still actively gossiping, fornicating, treating people in an unkind manner and plainly just walking in the flesh, you might eventually get into trouble with God.

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God ; 1 corinthians 6: 9-11.

If you claim to be His child then simply act like it. This world is passing away and the things that currently matter won’t matter in a few years down the line.

His grace is sufficient, He will help you if you ask for help.

Let us actively work towards living like Jesus daily.

May the Lord help us in Jesus name.

Amen.

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Guard your life

We’ve heard alot about guarding our hearts but how about we start guarding our lives too.

Your relationship with Jesus is your life and if you do not have a relationship with Jesus, you do not know what you are missing. (Run to Jesus fast)

Many people trivialize their lives because they do not understand what it means to be a member of the kingdom.

By trivialize, I mean being a Christian when it is convenient and not being one when it is not convenient. I mean not allowing the life of God permeate all aspects of your life or putting one leg in the kingdom and one leg out because you want to seem intelligent. It can also mean not aligning our selves and values to His.

But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God: Luke 9 :62

Do you know the beast you will become if you look back? Fully give yourself and guard your life because this world is simply ‘death wearing a mask’. It will eventually kill its citizens. Thank God for the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is our life(Colossians 3:4). The enemy is not playing with you, Stop playing with your own life.

Look for Him

Like Gold, look For Him, You are nothing without Him, Desperately look for Him

Hopeless is what we are without Him, Look for Him You will find yourself in Him, Look for Him

In Him is love, start searching for Him He loves you more than you will ever know, Look for Him

Look for Him because…… Clueless is what describes an individual without Him, Won’t you look for the One who can fix you?

In Him you are chosen, In Him you have nothing to prove, In Him you become beautiful, Look for Him

You cannot have enough of Him You are not too bad for Him to change You are protected in Him, Look for Him

Start looking before it gets too late, Tomorrow might be just that…too late. So what are you waiting for? LOOK!

Hope 2

Romans 15:13
(New King James Version)
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

So yesterday, we talked about how some siblings experience depression, anxiety and other emotional or mental issues. When it is the will of God for us to abound or be overflowing with HOPE. As you depend on the Holy Spirit to have joy and peace in trusting God, you will always have hope for the future but the enemy in his character tries to steal that away from us in order to keep us from fulfilling our Father’s will on the earth

In my experience with anxiety, it started from my thoughts. This is why we must guard our thoughts like a soldier guards money. Your thoughts are where your life starts from (Proverbs 4:23). If you think depressing thoughts, you will be depressed, if you think hopeless thoughts you will feel hopeless and lose your joy and peace. You might not be possesed, you might just need to change your thoughts.

In my case, I had a baby and started letting thoughts of guilt and condemnation from the times I strayed hunt me. My thoughts just kept going down the hill. This led to anxiety that I could even feel in my body. Some people will say it is postpartum problems but where is it in the Bible? Dear child of God, those things are activities of demons and we keep suger coating them with nice English words. If it is not part of God’s promise to us, it shouldn’t be happening.

Anyway, the enemy was having a field day with my mind and I did not even realize it. When God opened my eyes to see what was happening, I cried out to Him. He has since led me on a journey of examining my thoughts, teaching my hands to war and my fingers to battle. I haven’t had another episode of anxiety or issue with mental health.

When it seems like the enemy wants to try again, I speak the Word in prayer. The Holy Spirit our helper is also always on standby to strengthen and encourage. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God work. Oh what joy and peace we would have if only we believed that God’s word powered by His Spirit works.

It is in joy and peace that we will find hope. These spiritual blessings cannot be found outside Jesus. Are you struggling in any area of your life today? Look to Jesus my friend. He is the only answer to that matter.

Read your Bible, depend on the Holy Spirit and pray. Let the word get into your heart. May we not enter into life’s battle without our weapons of warfare in Jesus name. Amen.

You are loved.

Hope

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:13 KJV

They say when there is life there is hope. Life is a person and His name is Jesus. So if you do not have Jesus, you do not have Life, therefore you do not have hope.

Merely existing is not life. Life begins when you enter Jesus. He is also the door. You are dead if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus and you will die again if you exit this planet without that relationship with Him.

You might be a good religious person but without Jesus.. There is no hope. There might be ‘hope’ for a better life tomorrow on this planet but do you know if you will die tomorrow?

It would be such a shame if you found out that you wasted your life after death. He is real. Jesus is our hope. Depression is not your boss, suicide is not your boss. If you have Jesus, you have hope.

So how come lots of siblings (believers in Christ) feel anxious, depressed and hopeless? I was there. I struggled with anxiety. I will tell you my story tomorrow.

Jesus loves you.

Favour 😊