I agree that life can be challenging at times Sometimes, it could look really Dark and Bleak, totally “hopeless!” like there’s never going to be a good day ahead irrespective of the fact that you’re a Christian. I think those are times we nee
d to answer the questions that matter the most such as:
Why am I living?
Why am I alive?
Why am I here??
And really, life is nothing without the Holy Ghost, He’s the one who gives you purpose adding colour and Beauty to your life;
He brings true Joy and Purpose that can be found in Nothing else into your life
He makes you wanna see another day; He spurs you on, leading you in a Triumphant Procession
If you realise you’ve been having some episodic depressions, I think you should answer the 3 Why’s. Don’t just pass through life like anyone else, there’s a spot reserved for you in history
Hey Jeanne, Claire called out, “It’s not the way you think, you didn’t have to be so rude! Marty, he’s just a friend” she explained.
“Oh, yeah girl I know he’s just a friend. .but I don’t really care” Jeanne snapped walking away.
“Hhm, I really wonder what’s making her put up attitude these days.” Claire thought, aloud.
“Hello girls,” Claire called out to some friends having some Chitchat, what’s going on, “WoW, you look really good” said Jasmine..your makeup’s really chic, she continued. “..why don’t you come give mama some cool hug” Alexandre called out, “Well, we’re talking about the latest happenings going on around us, the fashion week concluded plus the young “Misses”dinner/get-together coming up” Kim snapped, here are the pictures do you mind? She said putting some slice of cheese in her mouth.
(They’ve all been friends since they’ve ever known life, their mothers are in the same field working in synergy, Jasmine’s mom, a well Sought-after make up artiste and beautician, Claire’s mom a Dermatologist and well respected women leader, Jeanne’s mom, a lawyer and a fashion designer who owns prestigious fashion schools, Kim’s mom, a medical aesthetician and an award winning hair stylist with prestigious beauty schools and salons, Alexandre’s mom a Psychologist who is also the head of the national board of Psychologist and also is a top Cosmetology brand CEO and now they’ve made it to college together! I hear you say they’re BLESSED” you couldn’t be wrong, and they’ve always had similar interests just like they’re sisters from another mother, but today was rather strange and different, Jeanne who always stuck around adding life and cream to their union wasn’t there, she had walked away from Claire)
“I’m just bothered, Jeanne has been quite cold and aggressive these days” Claire said, “You see some days are like that” Kim chipped in, you know we always have our moments Kim continued.
But Claire still insisted, “you know Jeanne hardly ever gets down, she’s always smiling and radiant, she’s pulled us through moments when we almost gave up prior to our shows, and now, this her *moment* is taking too long!”
“And me, she’s always there with my shopping cart and she pulls my wardrobe together, she’s never tired! Man! She’s so skilled and Blessed!” Alexandre said
..you can say that again they all chorused and laughed
“Yeah right!” Kim said, I really miss her though
“And she’s always been there to “smack our asses” when we get all naughty and goofy” Jasmine said
But what do we do, they chorused.
Ok now, I’ll go make some cookies and her favourite pretzels, while you guys go fetch her at her house I’ll join in..Jasmine suggested we need to bring some fun into this, let’s have our *Jeanniiieeee** time 😉
Oh~yeah!! Everyone cheered feeling Great
It was a big surprise at her place, she wasn’t expecting anyone and it was twilight, this was the time of the day the girls always had their solitary moments to reflect, so they were the least people she could have ever expected.
They came in, exchanged warm hugs and pecks in their tradition to do, helped Jeanne around the house, then sat in a circle in the living room, they told Jeanne why they had come and how she’s been strange and missed, they brought out all they had to offer along with Jasmine’s snack
Jeanie was really relieved and felt loved and she started; “it’s been a rough month for me, I guess life isn’t so smooth after all, it’s been tough” “A-ha! There you go again!” Kim cut in, “your confessions matter”, “ok I apologise” Jeanie giggled, “sometimes you can’t help but say things you don’t want to say, ‘Life has been challenging’,” she emphasised, “you all seem to have it going good, I can’t help but imagine what the future holds for me, I mean Y’all have male friends, but I can’t because they hate me, and I don’t care tho..(they laughed. .’did you just say you don’t care??’)
Well, that’s not important Jeanie covered up, but I’ve had a bad history with guys, they always want something
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Knowing this, therefore, knowing
that you’ve been raised together with Christ, and seated with Him in the heavenly realms, the Bible says you should seek those things which are above! Have the consciousness of one who’s born from above, and is seated together with Christ in the place of dominion, glory and power! Let the things of God, of His heavenly kingdom to which you’ve been born, mean more to you than the transient things of this earth.
Speak a different language. Speak like the heavenly man or woman that you are. Refuse to speak sickness, disease, lack, defeat and failure.
I’m born again; born of the Word that came from above. I have the same life from above as Jesus. Therefore, I don’t condescend to the patterns and afflictions that ravage the lives of men, but I set my affection on the heavenly kingdom, where prosperity, victory, promotion and glory dwell, in Jesus ‘ Name.
If you haven’t made up your mind to enjoy your life, you can make that decision today, because that’s God’s will for you (John 10:10). He wants you to have good health, to be strong, vibrant, prosperous, and influential enough to help others. You have to be in a position of advantage to be able to lift others, and be a blessing.
Look at Abraham, rich in Cattle, in Silver, and in gold(Genesis 13:2)
Isaac, he was too wealthy that the Philistines envied him (Genesis 26:12-14)
Jacob? and Esau? They were too rich to stay on the same land (Genesis 36:6-7)
And in Galatians 3:29, we’re told that we’re Abraham’s seed because of Christ and also heirs
“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
So what excuse do you have?
What are you waiting for?
What excuse do you have?
Just “WALK” into your inheritance
1 Corinthians 3:22 tells you that “all things are yours” whether life or death
“Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; ” ALL THINGS ARE YOURS”
One has to be financially influencial to make meaningful impact in spreading the Gospel around the world.
If you don’t know the Word of God, you’ll live below God’s dream for you. Your life wouldn’t be the expression of what He really wants; you can’t fulfil His desire and His plans for your life.
There’re too many who live on the basis of assumptions; on what they “think” the Word says, and not what it actually says, and that’s sad. That somebody said something nice and religious isn’t enough for you to accept it.
Study it for yourself. Just because it sounded like something God could have said doesn’t mean it came from God.
The Bible tells us something inspiring about a certain group of Christians in the city of Berea, describing them as noble: “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts17:11). It’s a sign of nobility
Did you see that? They didn’t give room for assumptions. Whatever they were taught in the Word, they went back to the scriptures to study “in order to be sure” that what they had been taught in the Word, was in line with God’s revealed thoughts.
You can’t know the mind of God until you know the Word of God. His Word is His will and mind expressed. Therefore, study the scriptures for yourself.
To know the mind and Will of God.
Don’t say, “What if I don’t understand?” You have the Holy Spirit, and part of His ministry in your life is to help you understand the Scriptures. What’s more? Jesus said it’s your heritage to understand the Scriptures-the mysteries of the kingdom: “…Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God…” (Luke 8:10).
The glory and beauty of your life will be to the measure of your knowledge of the Word of God. To have a GLORIOUS & BEAUTIFUL life.
It makes no difference how long you’ve been in church; your life can’t progress beyond your level of the knowledge of God that you have. So, know the Word for yourself. Study, meditate and ponder on it; put your heart into it, because your whole life depends on it.
The Kingdom Way~how do you react in the face of crises, rising challenges, turmoils, Is it a kind of response Jesus could have given because He lives in every Christian now..right?
There is a way of the kingdom, and there is a way the world and it’s systems operate;
The world has been programmed to fail.
And that is why Christ came, to change the genetic coding, the DNA of humans on earth..
It’s no wonder the Pharisees wanted to destroy Him because His followers were doing Supernatural things that were really *astonishing!!
Cast all your cares upon him
Jesus came that we may have life and live it to the full even now!
I don’t think I’ll be wrong if I say that if we are not living up to the acts of the disciples as recorded in the Holy Bible, we are falling short.
In a world, with Great tribulations and signs, dwindling economies, strange events in the skies, nations in turmoil, perplexity of roaring seas and strange tides,
The bible says; Men’s heart shall fail them for FEAR, their courage will falter, for “LOOKING AFTER THOSE THINGS COMING UPON THE EARTH“!!!
SO WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSED TO LOOK AFTER IN THE FACE OF THESE THINGS? -THE WORD! It’s pretty simple, because they who put their trust in the Lord, would be like Mount Zion! Never moved or shaken, getting stronger, going higher, climbing mountains.
Meditating on the Word is what brings you success-Joshua1:8 and not complaining, meditating and focusing on the problem/challenge.
When you begin to look after the rising cost of living, you begin to forget your inheritance in Christ Jesus, you begin to forget you’re sourced by the monarch of the universe, when you begin to focus and trust in your investments and bank account, you forget that you’re an Ambassador of Christ on earth-nevertheless not you who lives, but Christ living in you! When you focus on the difficulty in getting recruited into the labour market, you forget that greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.
your thoughts and meditations for your life is shaped by it.
As Christians, our lifestyle should be one that sees through the Word, where the Word is like a filter, little wonder it is said in Romans to not conform to the behaviour of this world and it’s system but to be transformedby the renewing of your mind
which is as a result of a
FIXED GAZE on the Word-on Jesus, exalt the solution and not the problem.
Watch your thoughts, your life is shaped by it.
Hear the words of Jesus
“Watch out! Don’t let my sudden coming catch you unawares; don’t let me find you living in careless ease, carousing and drinking, and occupied with the problems of this life, like all the rest of the world”
Our gaze being always on the word.
Always Say NO to distractions that want to shift your focus from the lot and course the father has set for you to follow, do not worry about your future or anything! that is the portion of the heathen!!!
Cast all your cares upon him, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light. .
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The New King James Version
Luke21:25 Psalm 125:1 Luke 21:26 Hebrews 12:2 Luke 21:34 1 Peter 5:7 Matthew11:30 Romans12:2
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REMAIN BLESSED. . .
This is one of the most powerful truths revealed to us in the gospels about the new creation. I urge you to take some time today and meditate on it. To be born again is to be born of God. It means to be born of the Spirit and the Word of God. It means to have the life, nature and character of God, to be born into His class of being.
God made us and He had a plan for us, and in that plan He determined to give us eternal life. So we’re more than just creatures living in the earth; we’re those in whom divinity dwells. God gave us eternal life to lift us up to His class of being: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature : old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5 : 17).
If you’re born again, it means you’re in Christ, and if you’re in Christ, you’re a new creation-a new kind of man, existing in God’s class. No wonder He calls us joint heirs (Romans 8 : 17), and partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). So He remains your God and your heavenly Father; He is greater than you are, but then you can relate with Him at the same level like a child would relate with his father. If you have a child, he can relate to you like a human being, not like your dog or cat which belong in a different class.
Since you were born in the image and likeness of God, His divine life has supplanted (completely replaced) your human life and brought you into God’s realm of life. The life in you now is Zoë-the God-life! It’s not susceptible to susceptible to sickness, disease, failure or death and could never be!
You’ve been lifted to God’s class. No wonder Jesus asked the Jews the pointblank question in John 10:34: “Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” The life in you is the life of God, therefore you’re not ordinary. You’ve been born into the supernatural life. God’s desire is for you to be conscious of this truth and then live supernaturally every day, manifesting His glory and demonstrating His power to your world.
When the Holy Spirit comes to live in you, He becomes one with your Spirit and functions through your Spirit. Therefore, by learning to listen to your Spirit, you’re actually listening to the Holy Spirit who lives within you.
Man is a spirit. The body where he lives is a house but the real man can’t be seen with the optical eyes. The physical character of any man is, unmistakably, the attributes of his human spirit. This is why it’s important as Christians that we live our lives from inside out. By this, I mean that the circumstances of our lives ought to be regulated from our spirits and not what the world and its system throw at us. Life is more spiritual than physical, thus it’s important that you live your life from your Spirit.
To live from your Spirit, you’ve got to learn to listen to your Spirit. And this is why you must train yourself with and in the Word of God; make a great deposit of the Word in your Spirit. As you learn the Word of God and fill your heart with it, your Spirit gradually becomes conditioned to recognise and follow the voice of the Holy Spirit, for the Holy Spirit will always guide you in accordance with God’s will and purpose for your life.
So in training yourself to listen to your Spirit, you must first and foremost recognise and give priority to the written Word which has been given to us to live by. You’ve got to learn, understand and apply the written Word all the time. That way, your thoughts and mindset will be in sync with the author of the written Word, which is the Holy Spirit. As you do this, the Spirit of God will begin to guide you through your Spirit and direct you in all that you do, and it will become increasingly difficult for the senses or the flesh to dominate you.
Say: Dear Father, I thank you for your Word which richly dwells in my heart. I declare that it’s gaining theascendancyin every area of my life causing me to conform Spirit, soul and body to your will for my life.I live and walk by faith in your Word even as I’m led by your Spirit in the Name of Jesus. AMEN
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them(Genesis 1:27).
Created for express manifest of God’s glory, And For Beauty
Amongst everything God created, YOU’REthemostbeautiful, for you’re the only one created in the image and likeness of God.
God created you to look like Him and function like Him.(Sounds much right?)
You’re His excellenthandiwork; His PERFECTLYcraftedMASTERPIECE! He created you for glory and for beauty.
No wonder the Psalmist said “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made[Halleluiah!]: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”(Psalm139:14)
When you study the account of creation you’ll notice that after God made everything from the first to the fifth day, He looked at what He had made and said, “It was good”(Genesis 1:4-25). But on the sixth day, after He created man, the Bible says “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it wasvery good… (Genesis 1:31).
Man was and IS the CROWNING BEAUTY OF GOD’S CREATION.
Man was the crowning beauty of God’s creation–the consummation of His work, and the cream of His creation.
Do you really believe that, YOU’RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING THE WORLD EVER SAW-I mean EVER! !
You’re the perfection and epitome of beauty!
(Do you hear that?? I’m already feeling chills*-Jeez! )
You’re the reflection and manifestation of His glory.
The Bible says you’ve been called to glory and virtue!!(2 Peter 1:3), and not for poverty, sickness, disease or infirmity.
You’re too beautiful to be sick.
You’re too beautiful for the down-life!
Your life is for the glory of God, “you were created for glory and for beauty!!!” 😀
Soo much Love!
I write him a love song each day(with my life..)
What do you do
I hope you make a choice before it’s late.
The Bible says we should Praise God with our confessions, so you can say these with me;
Blessed Lord and Father, I thank you for creating me in your image and in your likeness. Through your Word, I’ve discovered that my life is for your glory; I’m the crowning beauty of all your creation! Thank you for making my life the testimony of your glory and grace, in Jesus ‘ Name. AMEN.