I will exalt you Lord for thou has lifted me above my enemies Your banner over me is love 2x Alleluia! Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty, though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see, only Thee are Holy, there is none beside You, God in three person, bless trinity.

Yes! Lord, God in three person; blessed trinity. Excellent Jehovah, Wonderful is your Name. Thank You for a blessed day You made and said we should rejoice and be glad in it. Merciful Father, we blessed You glory be to Name in Jesus Name.

Beloved, how are doing? Are pressing on as we were told yesterday? Yes! We just need to press on in life to be able run the race set before us. The truth is that so many things may want to hinder you or even so you despite your determination but you have to bold and brave as Lion. Remember we were told no loitering but be straight on mission.

Hei! Talking about mission, are you available to be on “GO” for the Lord? If the Lord bid you “GO” will your respond be here I come my Lord? Or do have to go and settle some issues at home before responding?

Going for the Lord may cause some discomforting to you or members of your family but if it from a “willing and obedient heart” you will eat the good of the land.

When the Lord sent the disciple to go preach the Word He instructed to go with some specific things and when they were back, He asked them “do you lack anything?”

The Lord of harvest will be with you as you go into the field to harvest souls for the kingdom. He will guide you and direct you the way to go and if you are willing and obedient, the Lord will bless you.

Jesus said “I am the vine and you are the branches.” Is this saying true of you? Are you among the branch crafted on the vine? Is interesting to know what happens to the branches that are not crafted the vine. Our Lord Jesus said “if a man abideth not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into fire and they burn.” What an awful end, dearly beloved, it will not be said of us in Jesus Name.

What happens to that man that abideth in the vine, He said “he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; … and you shall ask me anything and shall be done unto you. Jn 1:5-8.

Beloved, are willing to lose your life for God sake? For the sake of the perishing souls going down daily to hell? Then today’s ministration is for you.

It is only a compassionate soul that works for the kingdom. Jesus while on mission here on earth was greatly moved with compassion and that resulted in many miracles ranging from healing, deliverance, restoration and provision, are you willing to save that young man/ girl in your neighbor?

Come and enlisted in the Lord’s army.

Another interesting topic we will also be considering is “Better or Bitter”. You need not asked me what can make one bitter. There are so many things around us that can make someone bitter but the bible has a different opinion.  Do not allow any root of bitterness spring up and trouble (Heb 12:15). For the part of becoming “Better”, beloved, join me as we consider it further:

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.—Matthew 16:25

Christians are commanded to lose their lives. This means they ought to deliberately release their lives to God and His kingdom. One of the greatest hindrances to you being on mission with God will be your view of what constitutes your “legitimate rights”; that is, those things that you feel you have a right to experience and enjoy. It’s not difficult to turn over to Christ those things that are not a sacrifice or that you would prefer to do without anyway. Rather, it is the things that are good and that are dear to you that may stand between you and God’s will.

It’s good to be near your grown children and grandchildren, for example, but God may want you to go to another city or continent on mission with Him. It’s good to get adequate rest, but you may receive a call of distress in the middle of the night. You may assume that you have a right to certain material things, yet God may ask you to release all of your possessions to Him and His purposes (Matt. 19:21).

Jesus modeled perfectly this attitude toward life. He had a legitimate right to enjoy the comforts of heaven. Yet, He did not look at it as a right He should hold on to, nor did He see leaving all that was His as a sacrifice too costly to make (Phil. 2:5–11). As a result, God highly exalted Him and brought salvation to a broken world.

Has the world convinced you that there are certain rights that you must protect? Are you trying to save your life? Have you noticed that in so doing, you are actually losing the life God wants you to have?

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Bitter Or Better?

 

Forget the beauty — macho thing! In this fourth quarter of life everything seems to be either bulging or sagging. Art Linkletter was probably right in telling seniors, “The best deterrent to promiscuity is nudity.” I can’t possibly look as old as the photos depict. Sleep or no sleep, when I look in the mirror the bags under my eyes make my nose look like a pack horse. My sixty something carcass seems to be falling apart! A friend (a “friend”?) recently told me, “Dwight, you’ll never be as old as you look.” And then had the nerve to ask, “Do you get out often?” What? Do I look like I am growing barnacles, or something?

Well, Paul had it right, “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16b) I hope that is the case with you and me (the latter part about renewal, that is).

One thing is sure: As the years pass, we will either get better or bitter. A lot of it depends on how we treat our spouse, relative to Scriptural imperatives:

“Live in harmony with one another” — Rather than pick at each other

“Be sympathetic” — Rather than criticize each other

“Love as brothers” — Rather than compete as adversaries

“Be compassionate” — Rather than maintain an attitude of benign indifference

Do not repay evil for evil or insult with insult.” (1 Peter 3:8b-9a)

And the reason we need to live this way? “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.” (1 Peter 3:10, 11) Translated: If you want peace at home, conduct your marriage affairs God’s way.

In an unguarded moment, a 70 year old acquaintance said of his marriage, “Well, we tolerate each other.” “Tolerate” each other? Tell me, has your marriage slipped to the toleration level? Gone stale like cold potatoes? Perhaps what you thought you were getting in a mate, and what you ended up with are not the same. Perchance that’s the difference in marriage between infatuation and true love.

“Infatuation is when you think that he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he’s as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conners, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford, you’ll take him anyway.”

Beloveth, if you are willing and obedient, the Lord will bless you. Work towards becoming better rather than becoming bitter irrespective of the annoying things happening around you on daily basis.

May the Lord help us and make us willing and obedient to His command in Jesus Name. May we learn to forgive and move forward in life in Jesus Name.

Remain 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.