A LOVE SO DEEP

If we could exhaustively comprehend the depth of the love of Christ for us,we would know much more how wonderful,beautiful and forgiving our darling saviour is. There is no hatred whatsoever in him towards us. What he detests is sin,not us. And once sin is off the scene,we’d be able to begin to comprehend how great his love for us is. He left heaven and all the majesty of his throne and came to earth to pay the ultimate price for our sins. Humility was and is still so clearly personified in our role model,Jesus Christ,who chose to serve and save. We couldn’t help ourselves so he came to be our salvation and even now,he still is . He took the pains,the shame and paid off all our debts of sin. Nothing can ever get us the righteousness that Jesus has brought us. Hallelujah!

There is no wickedness in him. He is full of endless love. A major theme of his ministry was and will always be love because he is love himself. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. He is always there,waiting to be allowed in(Revelation 3:20). How glorious!

Romans 8:35-38 contains an amazing and interesting description of the love of Christ for us. A love that made him lay down his life to save us,his friends(Matthew 15:13). That love will never end,as long as we stay true and faithful to him. Even when we err,he does not stop loving us,he loves us still.We only need to retrace our steps in repentance so that we might not lose the life that we have in him.

My friend, always remember that no matter what may be,the love of Christ for us is greater than we know. So continue in him and never stop loving him for loving us first.

I’m writing this short poem to him in appreciation, you could leave yours below too in gratitude.

Mighty and royal,

to the cause of redemption,you were loyal

battered and bruised

to saving me,you remained true

No treasure could buy

what you paid for with your life

And in all of eternity

none could surpass you in humility

You are my all!

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Service or Showmanship?

Service to God is not showmanship. Like it reads,it is SERVICE!
If you have the talent to sing,teach or occupy any position of leadership in service to the almighty,you should operate at a very high level of humility and love. Pride should not beset you because you’re not indispensable. You’re rather privileged to be who you are and you should be grateful for it!
If you ever think that you’re one and only and thus irreplaceable, the truth is there is someone out there who is better than you or has the potential to be better than you in service to God.
God has men and women programmed for service,you’re just privileged to be one of them and should you get too big for your purpose,there is always going to be another to take your place!
As for your talent,God ultimately owns them. And someday,you will give account of how they were used. In John 3:27(NLT), John said ‘No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven’. So the talents come from heaven,you do not own them,God does.
And as for accounts, you shall be rewarded according to your deeds as the Lord says in Revelation 22:12(NLT) ‘Look, I’m coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds’
So friend, what’s your deed in God’s service: a show or true service?

HIS JOY COMES!

My friend,don’t be discouraged!As long as you are with Christ,your joy is certain. Challenges will come,but don’t worry,you have the strongest personality ever to be on your side.JESUS IS LORD!

‘For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5(NLT)

The stretch of your challenges might look unending,however,trust God because his joy will come. Your challenges will end, only God’s blessings in the various ways they come will never end. He sees,he knows ,he cares and he loves you.

The Lord said in Isaiah 49:15: ”Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!”

Our God is faithful. He doesn’t forsake his beloved. He cares for them. As long as you are in Christ, he loves you and will never forsake you. He won’t forget you! So press on in faith and hold on to hope, keep your eyes on Jesus and the darkness will disappear. He is light and he can’t be conquered!

‘He knows my name’, a song by Israel Houghton, has some lyrics that go thus:

I have a father,he calls his own

He’ll never leave me,no matter where I go

He knows my name, he knows my every thought

He sees each tear that falls and hears me when I call

So,my dear friend,he knows your name, he cares for you and his joy will surely come. Stay with God, he will keep his word.

A LOVE SO DEEP

If we could exhaustively comprehend the depth of the love of Christ for us,we would know much more how wonderful,beautiful and forgiving our darling saviour is. There is no hatred whatsoever in him towards us. What he detests is sin,not us. And once sin is off the scene,we’d be able to begin to comprehend how great his love for us is. He left heaven and all the majesty of his throne and came to earth to pay the ultimate price for our sins. Humility was and is still so clearly personified in our role model,Jesus Christ,who chose to serve and save. We couldn’t help ourselves so he came to be our salvation and even now,he still is . He took the pains,the shame and paid off all our debts of sin. Nothing can ever get us the righteousness that Jesus has brought us. Hallelujah!

There is no wickedness in him. He is full of endless love. A major theme of his ministry was and will always be love because he is love himself. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. He is always there,waiting to be allowed in(Revelation 3:20). How glorious!

Romans 8:35-38 contains an amazing and interesting description of the love of Christ for us. A love that made him lay down his life to save us,his friends(Matthew 15:13). That love will never end,as long as we stay true and faithful to him. Even when we err,he does not stop loving us,he loves us still.We only need to retrace our steps in repentance so that we might not lose the life that we have in him.

My friend, always remember that no matter what may be,the love of Christ for us is greater than we know. So continue in him and never stop loving him for loving us first.

I’m writing this short poem to him in appreciation, you could leave yours below too in gratitude.

Mighty and royal,

to the cause of redemption,you were loyal

battered and bruised

to saving me,you remained true

No treasure could buy

what you paid for with your life

And in all of eternity

none could surpass you in humility

You are my all!

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What strengthens the church?

‘Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes,we know that “we all have knowledge” about this issue. But while knowledge is important, it is love that strengthens the church.’ 1 Corinthians 8:1(NLT)

Friend,whatever knowledge you have of the things of the spirit is first,beneficial to you.How you apply this knowledge in your relationship with other believers is the decider of whether your knowledge will be beneficial to them or not. Overall,it is very profitable for you to couple the knowledge you have with altruism and seek the growth of other believers you relate with.

The knowledge of spiritual things is good,however,according to the verse above,LOVE is what strengthens the church. If you have love,then surely,the knowledge you have will help the church progress through the growth and encouragement of the believers that you relate with in love.

To buttress the importance of love in a fold: a gathering of knowledgeable individuals who do not cohere in love can’t be made stronger,if they were strong initially. And should they persist in discordance,the fold will eventually fold up.

Conversely, if there isn’t much knowledge in a fold initially,the presence of mutual love will help the members all grow together and garner knowledge as they advance.

So do your best to co-habit in love with other believers and even everyone else.

Keep the rest,beat the stress(Part 2)

”I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27(NLT)

The lord left us an invaluable gift,in addition to salvation.He gave us peace of mind and heart.A peace that is very necessary if one is live a life free of trouble and fear.

Friend,are you in any way perturbed?I’m glad to let you know that as a christian,the peace you need has been made available long ago,before you were born.What you have to do is rededicate your life to the master and pray to him to fill you on the inside.And by faith,live in your heritage!

Walking confidently in the peace of mind and heart is a way of keeping the rest which the Lord gives and beating the stress of whatever burden that might come your way.

Remain blessed in the Lord Jesus Christ.

FREE INDEED!!!

Parts of the lyrics of ‘Man of Sorrows’ by Hillsong United say:

‘Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full,by the precious blood, that my Jesus spilled, now the curse of sin, has no hold on me, whom the son sets free, oh is free indeed’

My friend, incomparable joy resides in the hearts of those who live in the freedom that the son of God gives! Until Jesus Christ,the son of God sets you free,you are not free.

‘So if the son sets you free,you are truly free.’ John 8:36(NLT)

There is freedom in no one except Christ Jesus. He is the only source of eternal freedom. Whoever lives in sin,lives in slavery,and until deliverance comes,that person remains a slave.Jesus Christ is the deliverer.He is that new life.He is also the  giver of freedom that never ends,as long as you faithfully abide in him.If you are tired or weary, don’t panic,come to Jesus for strength.He won’t turn you away because his purpose of dying on the cross is to give everyone who believes in him eternal life.Come while there is still time. Get your freedom today.

Make up your mind to break away from sin and pray to Jesus Christ to help you. You could say this prayer: ‘Lord Jesus,please give me freedom.I don’t want to be a slave anymore.I want to be free in you.Please forgive me of my sins and make me new,in your mighty name.’ AMEN.Have in faith in God,my friend.After saying this prayer,if you believe that the son of God has set you free,then you are free indeed. Hallelujah!

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Always be in check.

‘A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.’  Proverbs 25:26(NLT)

There is a high level of composure and self-control expected of you as a christian. Anything short of this high level is dishonourable.

My friend,as a christian,you should be a great example for others to follow.As the Lord said in Matthew 5:26, you should let your good works shine before men that they may give glory to your father in heaven. The more of a good and commendable example you are to people in shining the light of Christ, the more the glory you bring to your father in heaven through your lifestyle.

As part of your good works, please take SELF-CONTROL very seriously. Without self-control,one is open to the attack of the enemy.This attack could be in form of ridicule,physical assault or even mortal death.No matter where you find yourself,whatever the situation might be,never be out of check.

Let the Holy spirit be your guide. Being in tune with his leading and wholesome obedience to his instructions will help you make the right decisions and stay in control of your emotions in your relationship with people. Never let your reaction be based on what others do to you. People could provoke you intentionally, do not be hasty to react. You are are a  heir of the heavenly King,do not let the flesh dictate your response.Rather, base your reactions on the instructions in the Bible-the words of God. The more you base your reactions on God’s instructions, the less the tendency of you being out of control of your emotions in your relationship with people.

So friend,be in check,stay in Christ and stay blessed.

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