Be Thou exalted, be Thou exalted, be Thou exalted Emmanuel, Be Thou exalted, be Thou exalted, be Thou exalted Emmanuel. // Father to You, Lord be all the glory, to You Father, be all the honour, To You Lord be all the glory and adoration to You O Lord! Who is like unto Thee O Lord! Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness fearful in Praising doing wonders alleluia!!!

Our Father in heaven, indeed all the glory belongs to You Father, be Thou exalted Emmanuel, Thank You for Goodness and mercy that abides with us, You are a Might man in battle. You are our banner, You are everything to us, glory be to Your Name in Jesus Name. my Father, I bow before You to worship You and to adore You for Your goodness and kindness and unfailing love towards me and my family.

Thank You Jesus for continually revelation of Yourself to me and to all believe in You, my mouth is full of Your Praises and with the twenty-four elders in heaven, I bow to glorify Your Holy Name, You Who reigns forever more.

Thank You for a beautiful weekend and a glorious week ahead us; thank You because You will yet do that which only You can do, blessed be Thou Name in Jesus Name.

Beloved, how are doing? Hope you had a nice weekend? Mine was good; it was such a delightful one because God added another year to my years yesterday. Being a Sunday, I was so much thrilled. The ministration was awesome, being the last Sunday of the month, it was also a “thanksgiving Sunday” in my local church, so I danced David dance before my Creator. Praise the Lord.

Like Paul, I must confess that it was grace that found me not works. God so much lavish His love upon me that each time I look around me, I only see His goodness speaking all around me. My trying times abound but He never allowed my feet to be move, He held me on and keep every of Word of His promise to me. It was not out of merit but of grace, therefore, I return this day with a grateful heart and with humility of heart I invite you to join me to thank and Praise God for His mercies towards me.

Beloved, the topic before us today ministered greatly to me and on this day I choose to bring it forth because the  Bible commands us to be accountable by being a good steward of the Master’s Talents to us. We cannot serve God effectively without having “Good Temper.”

I know that this apply not only to me but to you even as you are reading. The Word of God called us so many names like Ambassadors, Priests, Savor, Aroma, Children of God, and all these names have a pointer to God who we represent, therefore we cannot afford to live a careless live.

Oftentimes, temptations may come your way deliberately to test you if you are truly a child of God, and if you don’t have this virtue of the fruit of the Spirit you will fail test,, may God help us in Jesus Name.

Beloved, when we cannot control our temper we can easily be a tool in the hands of satan. The Word said so much of a man who cannot control his temper or is hot temper, (Bad, short-tempered).  I will encourage you to read the following verses and discover more so that you will know how important we need this virtue as children of God and a representative of God’s kingdom (Pr 25:28, 14:29, 22:24, 16:32, 19:11, Eccl 7:9).

Beloved, it will be good to ask the Holy Spirit to help you if you still lose your temper, so that you will not be like a city without walls, or be labeled a fool. Jesus when He was tempted by satan to prove whether He was the Son of God, He was careful with His reaction and rather confess the Word of God (Matt 4:3-4).

Many mighty men and women of God has been destroyed by the lack of this singular virtue, therefore we must also watch our step daily not to misrepresent God by the way we live. May God help us and guide us into all truth as we run the race ahead of us (Col 3:12-17).

Let us discover more:

                        

2 Kings 13:10-15:15, Psalm 78:17-22, Proverbs 16:31-33, Acts 7:23-43

Good Temper

Patience is better than power, and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.—Proverbs 16:32

One of the fruits of the Spirit is patience. The central meaning of this word (Greek: makrothumia) is “good temper.” It denotes a person who does not easily “fly off the handle.” He maintains good temper amid the flux and flow of human events.

One commentator says of this word: “This … fruit of the Spirit expresses the attitude to people which never loses patience with them, however unlovely and unteachable they may be.” Archbishop Trench defined the word as “a long holding out of the mind before it gives room to action or to passion, the self-restraint which does not hastily retaliate a wrong.” And Moffatt describes it as “the tenacity with which faith holds out.”

Good temper must not, however, be confused with apathy. In the days of the early church, the group called the Stoics made indifference a virtue. They said: “Nothing is worth suffering for, so build a wall around your heart and keep out all sense of feeling.” The early Christians did not share that view, however, for Christians care—and because they care, they suffered. Through the ministry of the Spirit in their lives, they found poise and good temper amidst their sufferings. The more we care, the more sensitive we will be to things that tend to block our goal of caring—that is why the quality of patience is so essential. An evangelist addressing a meeting was subjected to persistent heckling. Unfortunately, he lost his temper—and also his audience. They saw he had little to offer except words.

Prayer                                                 

O Father, help me to become a person of good temper. Dwell deep in me so that I shall be the peaceful exception amid the disturbed surroundings that I encounter day by day. Amen.

Further Study

Eccl 7:1-12; Nm 20:1-13; Lk 21:19; Rm 12:12

What was the result of Moses’ impatience?

What will be the result of our impatience?

Beloved, we must not be guilt as charge, rather let us be good children of the kingdom bearing the light of the gospel in word and indeed.

Father, help us and give your Spirit to see you daily even in our most challenging moment and situations in Jesus Name. Let our life honour you and bring souls to Your kingdom in Jesus Name (1 Cor 1:10).

Thank You for finding me worthy to bear the gospel of the light of Your Son, Jesus Christ, help me through in Jesus Name. Thank You also for another privilege to be all that You have made me to be, indeed You will glorify Your Name in my life according to Your Word to us “Glorious Manifestations.” Glory be to Your Holy Name in Jesus Name.

Beloved, we are gradually rounding up the month, I pray that we be good Ambassadors of our Lord Jesus Christ as He commits one assignment or the other in our hand, may we good exemplary of Christ living out all the virtue of the fruit of the Spirit, may we never disappoint God rather honour Him by every step we take in Jesus Name.

Join me to sing this song to God as we declare the week open and bless in Jesus Name. we will by grace of God return with greater testimonies at the end in Jesus Name.

It is a great thing to serve Jesus, it is a great thing to serve Jesus, it is a great thing to serve Jesus, walking in the light of God. O walk, walk, walk, walk in the light, O! Walk, walk, walk, walk in the light, sisters walk, walk, walk, walk in the light, walk in the light of God. (brothers walk, walk, walk in the light,…. in the light of God.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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