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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 ❤️
Favour

Blood

So because one person/ pastor hurt you, then the entire church is bad? No! A thousand times no! We are blood. We are connected by the blood of Jesus! We are family. If you are born again, you are my brother/sister. Sometimes our natural family hurts us how much more our spiritual family? We are one. We are a body! Please let’s stop this bickering of my doctrine vs (y)our doctrine. We’ve all been purchased by blood, we were birth with the same blood. We are blood, we are family.

We are one, we hurt each other sometimes, we learn from it and move on. We do not seek to deliberately hurt one another. We love each other.

And if you are one of the siblings that behaves like the other family ( the family of the wicked one) please change, ask the Holy Spirit for help, let’s stop the gossip, backbiting, betrayal, slander, malice and evil speaking. Let’s treat one another as siblings connected by blood, because that’s what we are – Blood.

Not a victim

Dear non-Caucasian child of God.

You are not a victim and not everything is racism. No, I am not in denial.. I’ve had terrible experiences but I’ve also encountered people who are kind and loving and weren’t the same race as me. Yes, some people are just stupid and immature but you cannot live your life suspicious of every white person and assume that the “non colored” world is out to get you. Remember – love thinks the best of people :1 corinthians 13:4-8. Now, there are two families on earth. In eternity, we will be divided into two groups only. The family of God and of the devil. If you are not born again, you are definitely not in God’s family.. (it is not what I say, it is the Bible).

Anyway there are two families and I have seen extremely kind white people and extremely wicked and unkind non-white people, so don’t go around thinking every white person or group is out to get you. This doesn’t negate the fact that there might be people who say they are God’s children but are still immature and foolish. Many are highly gifted with abilities to see the future or speak but those are not determinants of maturity. We know each other by our fruits – (Matthew 7:16-20, Galatians 5,22-23).
Infact, as a child of God, we operate under a different law than the systems of this world . There is a thing called “favour”.Look what it is from scriptures and ask your Father for it daily. If you keep listening to news and the systems of this world, it would be easy for hate to build in your heart towards other color groups. You are not a victim, you are extremely loved and there are many many spirit filled people who are kind, love Jesus and humanity. Chose to see good.

Grace and truth

To be like Jesus is our destiny and one of the things that has been highlighted was Jesus’s ability to communicate truth laced with grace while He was in his physical body.

It is easy to tell what is wrong but how about instead of coming off as judgemental, we speak the truth in love and mercy.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth-John 1:14

We are to live for His glory and one of the ways to do this is to be full of grace and truth like He was. Most of us are full of ‘truth’ but where is the grace? Where is the mercy? We are so harsh and judgemental towards one another, it is almost like we are waiting for one another’s downfall. Are we not ONE body? Whether it’s the church in China, United kingdom or in Nigeria are we not siblings of the same Father?

Blessed are the merciful,For they shall obtain mercy-Matthew 5:7

Also, many times we are so harsh with our judgements and even judge unbelievers based on Biblical standards when they are not even subject to those standards. (The unbeliever is dead and cannot live by the Spirit). We judge others whilst we forget to judge ourselves.

When we forget we have been saved by grace through faith, it is so easy to judge people forgetting that the mercy of God is the only thing keeping you from falling.

This is not a post to deter you from speaking the truth. By all means please speak the truth but please speak it to yourself and your brother or sister in the body, with the motive of love and be kind while you do it.

Ultimately, it is the Holy Spirit that transforms a heart and not just words. Judge yourself and speak the truth in love.

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one-Colossians 4:6

You are loved.

Favour

You will have what you say

Maybe that situation is not changing because you keep speaking what is happening instead of what you want to see. Maybe your life sucks because you keep confessing how much it sucks. Maybe you make stupid decisions because you keep saying ‘I’m so stupid’. Fam, read your Bible and speak only what it says. If God is not saying a thing, you shouldn’t be saying it either.

Change your thinking with God’s word. Change your speech with His word and change your life with God’s word.

Reposted from @dailybitewithjesus ‘ So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them’- Mark 11:23-24

You are so dearly loved.

Favour

Investing time to know yourself

You will be confused about your life and your identity if you spend all your time with people, Netflix and the pleasures of this world. You won’t be able to hear God speak. In hearing and knowing God, you will know yourself.

This is because we find ourselves in Him. Without Jesus, this life just leads to death and more death. Spend time with God and find yourself. You wil be pleasantly surprised.

‘For in him we live and move and exist’ – Acts 17:28a

“There is a way that seems right to a man,But its end is the way of death” – Proverbs 14:12

God loves you,

Be Separate

You are not here to fit in. You are here to stand out and shine your light.

Through our Father’s words to us, we are to change our thought patterns to conform to the patterns of our home planet. Heaven is our home. Where God is, is home. You are not from here. Stop thinking like the people from here. You should have a different culture, ideology and language.

Even if you do not agree at first, we are required to bring every contrary idea under the lens of God’s word. Let Him change those things in your mind that are anti-Christ.

How will you represent our home planet if you keep behaving, dressing and talking like the people from here? You can’t be cussing like everyone else, showing your private body parts like everyone else, getting drunk and reviling like the people of tbis world and expect to be Jesus’s ambassador. Don’t deceive yourself. God cannot be deceived. You are either a Christian or not.

You are a called out person. Act like it. Be separate.

‘And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues’- Revelations 18:4

‘Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls’- 1 Peter 2:11

God loves you Favour

Your destiny

For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29(NLT)

This is why we shouldn’t be like the people of this world. We shouldn’t chase after money, power, wealth or respect. Those things will come as we follow Jesus and choose to look like Him.

If your eyes are not on your Lord, you are wrong. Don’t be deceived Jesus is your destiny.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33(NLT)

You are loved
#DailybitewithJesus

Good God

Oh what joy we would have if we really believed that God is for us and not against us.

What joy we would have if we knew that our Father is able to make ALL things ( good or bad) work together for good.

Anxiety would leave and panic attacks would cease if we would just rest in the knowledge of the truth that Daddy is good!

How can we enter into this? Think about His goodness. Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit to show you.

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness. Psalm 145:5-7

Have a blessed day.

What is your confidence?

I remember a time when I use to think that the Christian’s life should be perfect. No battles to work through but instead just be singing ‘kumbaya’ as you walk through life 😂. What a fallacy!

God did not promise us an easy life. What He promised us is victory. He also promised that He will be with us and never ever leave.

Now this is what the Lord says — the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel — “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you.
Isaiah 43:1‭-‬2 (HCSB)

This frankly is our confidence. That no matter what He allows to come our way, He – our loving Father- is with us through it all. Oh what a blessing it is to know God personally 😊.. Thank you Lord Jesus for making the way to Him.

So if you don’t know Jesus personally, this is a good place to mention that you need Him and life is really just impossible without Him. Forget what you see on social media. The devil is busy wrecking lives and sadly people don’t even know who to blame. They think it is God. God is a good loving Father that wants a personal relationship with you which will only happen when you invite Him into your life through Jesus. A personal relationship is not the same as religion. Religion is very boring but a relationship is so interesting and alive.. You really should consider. Think about it.

You are so loved, Favour