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i’m with you -Anytime;Everytime

When you need a shoulder to cry on,
Remember that i have a warm embrace
Ready to offer comfort

When you think life is being too tough,
Remember that which does not kill you
Only makes you stronger

When you need a friend to listen,
Remember that i am here for you
Anytime; Everytime

When you doubt me,
Remember I became sin for you
When I knew no sin

When you lose faith in yourself
Remember that i never did,
Nor never will.

I’m with you,
Today, Tomorrow and Forever.

Your Friend Always
Jesus

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EVERYTHING works TOGETHER for GOOD

Romans 8:28 says “We know that God causes EVERYTHING to Work TOGETHER for THE GOOD of those who LOVE God and are called according to his purpose for them”

This I most say is a lovely scripture and it gives me a lot of Hope when I read or think about it.
It says that no matter what we going through, A good will always come out of it as far as we Love God and are working accordingly to Fulfil his purpose in our lives.

•There’s HOPE (WE KNOW – we are optimistic and have Faith)
•that GOD (our creator, the master planner, the Grand designer behind everything, The one who is ultimately pulling the strings, who doesn’t ever make mistakes)
•CAUSES (will make sure)
•that EVERYTHING (good and bad, evil and good, our mistakes, sins, HURTS, Trials, Test, Temptations, Troubles -Everything that happens to You and me)
•To WORK TOGETHER ( dependently, not separately but as a unit -every single thing that has happened to you will contribute)
•For The GOOD (for the best. Meaning, He’d make you smile after everything, he’d find a Good and bring it out (prominently)
•Of Those Who LOVE God and are Called (for ONLY those -for you, for me- Who Love and serve and obey and have complete Faith in God. It is for God’s children working)
•According to HIS Purpose (according to his will and plans for our lives, working IN Him, with Him and For him, Fulfilling Purpose).

For His children who love Him, serve Him, Believe and have Faith In Him, who keeps Hoping On him, He has Promised to make sure that everything that happens in their lives turns out For the good.

Rejoice and Be glad.
For as Long as You LOVE God and live according to His Purpose, Your Hurts, your tears, Your pain, Your trials and Temptations would Produce a Good and make you smile for eternity.
Keep a brave heart, Your Eternal reward is Great!

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God works Through Us

Ephesians 3:20 says “Unto him, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever ask or think, according to the power that is at work within us”.

In my Tender years of Christianity, this scripture made me dance as I got to realise that God is able to do super exceedingly abundantly above whatsoever I could ever ask of him and what I could ever think and imagine. It meant that (still means that) nothing is impossible with God (luke 1:37) and it confirms that God will grant my request as far as I ask in HIS name (John 14:13).
So, I kept it in mind and always reminded God of that scripture when I was praying in request for something. But, then I realised that he didn’t always grant my requests. Why? I kept wondering. Afterall, I pray according to His will (I hope) and in His Name. As a result of this dilemma I got angry at God at times, asking Why he isn’t fulfilling his promises and scriptures in my life.
Today, I got my answer.

Somehow, along the line I always expected a Miracle, I just expected it to drop from heaven, I really didn’t give God the opportunity to grant my request.

Today, I was studying the bible when I came across Ephesians 3:20 again and this time, I got a shocker.
That verse says “Unto him (God), who is able to do Exceedingly abundantly above all We can ever ask or think| ACCORDING to The POWER at Work WITHIN US (Me and You)”.
Oh my God!
So, God works according to the Power he has already deposited in Us. In other words, He uses Us (those IN christ, that Trust completely and have surrendered to God) to do exceedingly abundantly. God works Through Us. He uses People Me, You, My Pastor, Your General Overseer, Your mentor, My Role model to fulfil purpose and to do miracles.

Immediately my mind started working and I got to realise that, God doesn’t just Do things, He does Things through people.
He heals through people – one prays for someone and the sick person gets healed, Or You pray for yourself and Put yourself and your Total Faith in God and He see’s the content of your heart, your faith or/and someone else’s and Heals you.
You Ask for money and posperity – He imprints on your willing and surrendered heart Ideas, and people to help make your dream come through.
Salvation is birthed By hearing the Gospel -even when you have prayed for a friend or a family member to be saved, the person never gets saved until he Hears The Word of God (Until someone Preaches to him).
See, “Faith comes by Hearing and Hearing the (preached or Read) word of God” (Rom 10:17 paraphrased).

It all has to do with Us, making an effort. Not just praying or wishing something happens but by Deliberating opening ourselves up to get an Answer.
Lackadaisical attitude doesn’t work with God – you pray and then relax? No!
He Uses You to answer your prayers or he uses someone else to answer your prayers.
He works According to the power At work in us. He works according to our Faith, Our knowledge of The truth (His word – gotten through Studying), Our willingness to be helped by others and Our believe in His Ministers.
It doesn’t just happen.
Nothing happens by accident.
Miracles happen to those who have entrusted their lives and issues to God, Who have decided to provoke that Power In them.
God works In us, via the Power, the Spirit in us gotten through our fellowship In and With Christ.

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The hardest commandment

I was ‘perusing’ My Bible and I came across Luke 10:27 “You must Love the Lord with all your heart and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF” and immediately my mind went to Matt 22:39 “and this is the second greatest (commandment) LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF”

Shoot! I have heard and read this scripture before but it just made sense to me (Rhema).
So with some ‘putting together’ of thoughts, I realise I’m actually supposed to love my neighbour as myself. Like I’m supposed to Treat my neighbour (Friends, Family, acquaintances, Church members, classmates, school mates, road-side person, hostel mates… Like every human being) like I treat myself.

So I’m like OMG! This is the hardest commandment (right?).
I will not kill, I will not steal or tell lies, I will not covet, I will not go against the commandments. I can decide not to do all the things God has commanded me to do successfully but how can I successfully LOVE another person, the same way I love myself?

How I can love that girl that is very rass the way I love myself? How can I love that boy that smokes and sleeps around the way I love myself? How I can treat the girl next door who doesn’t know how to talk, the same way I treat my best friends talk less of the way I treat my self?
Aaaah!
Is it possible to love and care for everyone the same way?
Even among friends, they is the best friend. Parents have favourite children. Kids love either their mum or their dad more.
It’s seems ‘impossible’ to love a madman on the street or a prostitute, and now God is saying love them, not just love them but love them as you love yourself.

But hey! God is saying,

If you forgive yourself, then forgive others.
If you won’t hurt yourself then don’t hurt others.
Do to others as you want them to do to you.

One thing I know is that, God doesn’t leave his people stranded. If he gives a destination, he’d give directions. If he gives an order, he’d say how to go about it. He never leaves us stranded.

So yes! I know that he has given us the grace and everything needed to Obey this commandment!
Thank you lord.

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Read THE Instructions

This is a message by Victoria osteen ( http://www.victoriaosteen.com ).

The other day I was trying to put something together. It
came with instructions, but I’m just not one who likes to stop
and read the directions. I like to just go for it and figure it
out and not “waste time” if I don’t have to. But, I got stuck
at this one particular point, so I picked up the instructions.
It’s amazing what you learn by reading the instructions! I
found out there are ways to tell if it’s put together correctly.
There are signals and indicators that let me know if there is
something wrong. Without the instructions, I may have put it
together incorrectly and not ever have known it. Sure, I
could make it look right, but without the instructions, it
wouldn’t have operated to its full capacity.
You know, it’s the same way with God. Sure, we can try to
do it on our own, but when we stop and read His
instructions—the Word of God—it’s amazing what we
learn! We learn about our God, we learn about ourselves,
we learn about what to do when things aren’t working
right. We have a better understanding of life because we
have a better understanding about Jesus! He reveals
Himself through His Word and empowers us by His Holy
Spirit.
Sometimes we think God is hidden, but He’s always right
there waiting for us to seek Him. He wants to reveal
Himself. He wants to bless you and reward you for having
a heart that desires to know Him more.
Maybe you’re like me today, and your personality is one to
try figure things out on your own. Don’t take that approach
with your life. When we try to do things on our own, it’s so
much harder. Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His
burden is light. Learn from Him. Read your instruction
manual—the Word of God—and become all that God has
created you to be.
“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am
gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your
souls.” (Matthew 11:29, NKJV)

•••From Jopesi,
Indeed! If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.
If you want to know how to use something maximally, to it’s full potential, you have to consult the manual.
As humans, our manual that contains our purpose is The Word.•••

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you are no Mistake

This poem is by RUSSELL KELFER.
It made lots of sense to me, so I decided to share it with you. It give me a new revelation and has imprinted deeply in my spirit. Know I know that GOD doesn’t make Mistakes. He knows All. He knows everything about me and has allowed everything that has happened to me happen for a reason (His reason).

Enjoy.

You are who you are for a reason
You’re part of an intricate plan
You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God’s special Man or Woman.

You look like you look for a reason
Our God made no Mistake
He knit you together within the womb,
You’re just what he wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,
And they bear the master’s seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you’d grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You’ve been formed by Master’s rod.
You are who you are, Beloved,
Because THERE IS GOD.

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A letter to God 3

Dear Father,
Hallowed be your name. May your kingdom come. May your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Grant me mercy as u endow me with sufficient grace to also show mercy and care.

Lord, the last time I wrote, I was pleading with you to purge me of all that isn’t you-related, I was begging you to edify and cleanse me.
Now, I’m writing to say
“Thank You, Thank you lord. Thank you so much for answers to my prayer.
Even with all that transpired last night, I woke up this morning with PEACE, A kind of unexplainable Peace, A Peace that indeed Transcends my understanding. Lord, I feel like you’ve given A closure. Father, you have given strength and the needed grace to Fight against it, to stay strong, to forget and not dwell on it.
I can’t explain how I good I feel. I feel like I can do all, I can carry on. Your presence feels me, Your Love makes me Strong. Aaah! Father!
Once again, you’ve proved to be God. You answer prayers, You are a God of evidence. Father, I Thank you.
Thank you for the courage to carry on.
Thank you for proving again that You’d always be there and that I can and will go through anything successfully, that I come out strong of every and any situation.
Bless you father.
I am just Saying Thanks.