I will lift up Your Name, I will lift up Your Name, I will lift up Your Name I will lift up your Name, I will lift up Your Name above every other Name.// I will exalt you Lord for thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love 2x.

Our Father in heaven O God! Send down your power send down your love, let your peace rest upon us now as we Praise Thee. Thank You for your kindness and protection all through this week glory be your Name alone in Jesus Name.

Faithful Father, arise, let Your enemies be scatter, show off Your power, destroy every forces of darkness around Your children, that the world will know that You are our God. Blessed be Thy Name alone. Arise O God! Let your Name be magnified forever and ever, Amen!

Beloved, how was your week? Pleasant, good, exciting, creative, powerful, enjoyable. I want you to clap unto the Lord for His faithfulness faileth not.

It has been a glorious week for me and I believe someone is also testifying to that. During the course of the week I have to stop and ask God question about what I expected to be that is yet to be. I reminded God that according to His word to us this month on advancement I am yet to see a move in that direction and this is the twenty-first day.

However, the next day that was yesterday, I felt so strongly as I woke up that I want a favour from God. So while I was praying, the only request that was very strong in my mind was “Favour.” So I want ahead to pray and ask God to favour me.

Beloved, I told you always, God answers prayer. He did favour me. It was nothing but favour. I recounted towards the evening time, and I told myself that this is simply favour from above.

Where Satan wanted to disgrace me, the Spirit of God raised a standard against it and it turn out to be in my favour.  It simply favour not on merited, Can you shout “alleluia” to the One Who Alone is Worthy of our Praise.

Someone will experience favour from God today as you read this in Jesus Name. Beloved, you may be surprise why am I asking for favour other than any other thing. Join to read Psalm 30:5

What is it saying,” For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (KJV)

In God’s favour is life. Did you read that? So whatever you are desiring, whatever you standing for dearly beloved, relax in God’s favour and it is done. Praise the Lord!

Coming down to the business of the day- PCL, the topic before us is “An Exchange Life.”

Have to come to level in your Christian walk that you will say that “is not longer you that lives but Christ that lives in you? Our beloved Apostle Paul said it. We treated so much on “trust” yesterday. Can it be said that the life you are living is pleasing to God?

In our Sunday school last Sunday in one church I visited, a sister asked a question I will also like to share with you, she said “why is it that people use to live very Holy during the Lenten period and go back to the usual way of life as soon as the Lenten period is over.”

What do you think is responsible for that? many answers were given but for our understanding and consumption, the answer I have is that the person is yet to be possess by the Spirit of God.

Beloved, it is only the Spirit of God that make an individual to live a life that is Holy and pleasing to God. Rom 7 and 8 will help in addressing this issue too.

The Spirit of God in the life of a believer is something more than gold. Without the Spirit of God all your effort to please God will be in futility.

So do not aim to be Holy at only the ceremonial time of your religious activities, also aim to be Holy at all time. For such people if Jesus comes or Rapture takes place after Lent what will happen? You will miss heaven and go to hell? God have mercy on us.

Beloved, you are call to live an exchange life. The life Jesus died to gain for you, so don’t toil with it. An exchange life makes you an extraordinary being. It makes the life of Christ fullness in you. Praise God! Join us to discover more:

                                            

. . . and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.—Galatians 2:20

 

The Christian life is an exchanged life. Jesus’ life for your life. When Christ takes control, your life takes on dimensions you would never have known apart from Him. When you are weak, then Christ demonstrates His strength in your life (2 Cor. 12:9–10). When you face situations that are beyond your comprehension, you have only to ask, and the infinite wisdom of God is available to you (James 1:5).

When you are faced with humanly impossible situations, God does the impossible (Luke 18:27). When you encounter people whom you find difficult to love, God expresses His unconditional love through you (1 John 4:7). When you are at a loss as to what you should pray for someone, the Spirit will guide you in your prayer life (Rom. 8:16). When Christ takes up residence in the life of a believer, “all the fullness of God” is available to that person (Eph. 3:19).

It is marvelously freeing to know that God controls your life and knows what it can become. Rather than constantly worrying about what you will face, your great challenge is to continually release every area of your life to God’s control. The temptation will be to try to do by yourself what only God can do.

Our assignment is to “abide in the vine” and to allow God to do in and through us what only He can do (John 15:5). Only God can be God. Allow Him to live out His divine life through you. He is the only One who can.

Did you read what your assignment should be “always abide in the vine “If you are willing to do just that then come for more enlightenment, your will should be lost in the will of God are you ready to do just that?

 Are We Inclined To Dictate The Will Of God To God?

 

The Disciples had this problem:

  • The twelve disciples tell Jesus to get rid of the wearisome multitudes:

And when it was evening, the disciples came to Him, saying, The place is desolate, and the time is already past; SO SEND THE MULTITUDES AWAY, THAT THEY MAY GO INTO THE VILLAGES AND BUY FOOD FOR THEMSELVES.

 But Jesus said… “

  • The disciples, instruct Christ to free themselves of a woman clamoring for the healing of her daughter:

His disciples came to Him and kept asking Him, saying, SEND HER AWAY, FOR SHE IS SHOUTING AFTER US.

But (Jesus) answered and said… “

  • Peter tells Christ he will not allow Him to go to the cross:

GOD FORBID IT, LORD! THIS SHALL NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU

But (Jesus) turned and said… “

In each instance, the disciples, in telling Jesus what He should do, were opting for personal comfort over sacrificial love. Finally, on the heels of the third exchange, Christ reminds them:

If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.

QUESTION: Is it possible that we, like the disciples, when faced with the choice between personal comfort and sacrificial service, tend to selfishly choose personal comfort, EVEN TO THE POINT OF PRESCRIBING THE WILL OF GOD TO JESUS CHRIST?

Beloved, are you ready for your will to be lost in the will of God? that is what your exchange life will help you to do effortlessly. It will remove struggling from your life and replace it with it with your will lost in God’s will. Praise God!

Have a wonderful weekend, see you on Monday by God’s grace. I love you always. God bless you real good.

Remain ever blessed in the Lord!

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.