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, always doing wonders alleluia! glory glory alleluia, glory glory Praise the Lord! glory glory alleluia! glory glory Praise the Lord! glory glory Lord, we give you glory, we give you glory Lord, glory glory Lord You are a Mighty God! I feel like dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Father we we bless Your Holy Name, for Your wonder and blessings upon our lives we give You Praise adorations to Your Name. how excellent, how wonderful are you Lord! great and might are You Lord! Faithful is Your Name. Wonderful are Your works, we give You Praise, adorations to Your Holy Name. Thank You for watching over us, thank You for Your mercies and grace upon our live, it can only be You Lord glory be to Your Holy Name in Jesus Name we worship.

Beloved, how was your night? Hope you are getting stronger and strong in the Lord! let us celebrate our Father who has not abandon us at a such a time like this, He is ever Faithful forever dependable, Ever Reliable, glory be to Him alone Who is worthy of our Praise,

Beloved no matter what is going on around us we can never be put down in Jesus Name. The Lord will continue to make more grace abounding in our lives in Jesus Name. Yes! He will uphold us, make a way for us, delivery us from all evil. Because He made us for His pleasure, He will grant our heart desires when we delight ourselves in him. Great is our God! Great is His Holy Name. Praise the living Jesus!!!!!!!!!!

 Beloved, do you know that God loves you and I?  Have ever experience “All – Consuming love?” now listen to this-

Beloved, you are Mine. And I Am yours. I hold nothing back from you. I have given you the kingdom. You are My heir. You are my child. You are the one I chose to give everything to. All my love, all My attention, all My dreams. When love is poured into you, as I pour My love into you, what do you do with it? this is what I want to tell you: My love is something for you to get to know. There are many dimensions to it, it is greater than you can imagine. But don’t you want to imagine it? Don’t you want to know it more?

You have been introduce to it, you have see glimpses of it, My Son’s sacrifice for you- His death that you that you may live with me and experience my love- is not just an idea to be worshipped. For I am love.  I am love. I want you to get to know Me. I want you to get to know Him. You cannot know Me without experiencing my love for you. So I want to pour more and more of my love into you.

I want relationship with you. I want connection with you. I want your heart to know mine and for nothing to get in the way of this, of us.

My love is a waterfall that does not stop. It is never depleted it never runs dry. It is the most powerful thing I can ever give you. More powerful than hope, more powerful than peace, more powerful than patience, more powerful than kindness, gentleness and self-control. These fruit of the Spirit are the fruit of My love. You want experience fruit without knowing the tree, the sources, from which it came. My love is the beginning of all things- everything good. And I want you to know this love. I want you to know Me.

 I am jealous for you, you see. I want My love to consume you. I don’t want anything else to get in the way not fear, not doubt. How can you second- guess love? How can you second- guess Me? There is nothing else you need more than Me. My love heals all your wounds. My love brings hope to the broken-hearted. My love hates fear and destroy it.

When love is here, there is no room from anything else. There is no room for fear, there is no room for hate, there is no room for unkindness, there is no room for selfishness or contempt or greed or vanity or slot or deceit, for with My love you run to Me, and into My heart. With My love flowing through you, overwhelming you, inhabiting you, you are not who were before, you are claiming your true identity- the one I have always known and loved and seen. You are the “you” you have known before- you are a new version of you because the false you, the old man, has been taken off and the new self is born. In my love you begin again. You are taking your place as the heir of God.

Ask me for what you need. Share with me your heart’s desires. Tell me all your hopes, all your thoughts, all your worries, all your dreams. I want you go deeper into my love. Run, run, run, run, run, deeper into my love for you. it is so good. It is all you want. It is all you need, it is here, waiting for you. I am here, waiting for you. I love you. I adore you. Come Home. Come to love. Come home to me.

The Holy Spirit says when we allow Him to love us, it is like coming home – coming back home to the loving God we left – either for a short while … or a long time.

Jesus also uses this same idea too, of coming home, when he tells the “Parable of the prodigal son,” in Luke the Evangelist chapter 15.

When the prodigal son came back to his sense to come back home to his Father, His Father welcome him home not as one of the servant as he proposed but as a son. His Father restored back his position as a son not as a hired servant. When the Father sees his son coming home- and he see him while he is still far off, so the Father has been clearly watching for him even since he left. And what is the Father’s response? He is relived, and he is ecstatic that his precious boy has come back. He runs to him, robes flying, arms open. And the does not even have the chance to get his speech out- the one he had rehearsed about may be being accepted back as a lowly servant. The Father interrupts him and immediately accepts him back as his son. In fact, the Father treated his son like royalty.

He put his robe on his shoulders- signify that the son is indeed a member of the man’s family. He puts a ring on his finger- signifying that the son has the full authority that a member of that family would have. He put sandals on his feet- signifying that the son is indeed a son, and is not a servant. And then the Father arranges a feast – a big pary-to celebrate his son’s return.

The son had returned, not to rejection, not to punishment, not even to justice or fairness, but to unconditional love (grace) and acceptance. He is welcome and embraced and celebrated. And then the son does something radical- though he is no doubt humbled, he “receives” his father’s love. Though it doesn’t make sense, he accepted it. He goes into the party. He enters into his father’s love.

Now the older brother. The older brother doesn’t like how things just went down. He questions the whole thing. He doesn’t think his younger brother deserves all of this. He compares his own action to those of his younger brother. He insult his father by demanded his inheritance and waste his inheritance. But he never left. He did every thing “right.” And now, he wants justice. And he chooses not to go into the party.

The father missing his older son, come out of the party and asks him to join the celebration. But the older son refuses. He is bitter. His Father told him that there is no need to be bitter, you hasn’t miss anything. All his father has is his. But as the parable ends the older son is still refusing to go into the party. Because of his comparison and bitterness, he refuses to surrender into the fullness of his father’s love.

Beloved do you connect with the younger son or the older son? Henri Nouwen, in his book the return of the prodigal son, challenges us to consider that question- because Jesus’ parables are meant to bring truth and clarity and redemption to things that are universal, things that human beings have been struggling with for millenia.

Do you connect with the younger son, running away from the God’s love?  Out on your own journey, searching? Nouwen wrote, “I am the prodigal son every time I search for unconditional love where it cannot be found.” Why do you keep ignoring the place of true love and persist in looking for it elsewhere?” he asks.       Why do I keep leaving home where I am called a child of God, the beloved of my Father?”

Or do you connect more with the older son, often feeling superior and judgmental? Nouwen confesses that whenever he is harboring a spoken and unspoken complaint toward God, he recognizes himself as the older son. He wrote, “it is the compliant that cries out: ‘I have tried so hard, worked so long, did so much, and still I have not received what others gets so easily. Why do people not thank me, not invite me, not play with me, not honour me, while they pay so much attention to those who take life easily and so casually?”

Remember the Word of the Holy Spirit: “for I am love. I am love. I want you to get to know me…I want to pour more and more of my love into yoy. I want the relationship with you. I want connection with you. I want your heart to know mine and for nothing to get in the way of this, of us.”

So get into a comfortable position. Ask God to show you who you are most like, in the season, in the parable of the prodigal Son. Ask Him to show you what is getting in the way of being able to receive His love.

Come on for more:

“The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.” Psalm 149:4

How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people’s interests which He does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way”

It were a sad thing for us if this mantle of love did not cover all our concerns, for what mischief might be wrought to us in that part of our business which did not come under our gracious Lord’s inspection! Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your meaner affairs. The breadth of His tender love is such that you may resort to Him in all matters; for in all your afflictions He is afflicted, and like as a father pitieth his children, so doth He pity you.

The meanest interests of all His saints are all borne upon the broad bosom of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is His that doth not merely comprehend the persons of His people, but comprehends also the diverse and innumerable concerns of all those persons! Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ? Think of what His love has brought thee—justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life!

The riches of His goodness are unsearchable; thou shalt never be able to tell them out or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment?

O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.

Beloveth, I want you to pray this prayer- Father I see you dropping everything and running towards me, arms outstretched, Your facial expression full of joy and love. I know how you hate it when I separate myself from you- but also know how you celebrate like crazy every time I return. I love how you accepts me, love me, and throw a party. No matter where I have been or what I have done

But I confess it those things that I have done whether that are the younger the kinds of things or the older brother kind of things – it is those things that make me hesitant to draw near to your, to be honest with You, to listen to You. But I want to be the kind of person who runs to his dad, just as my dad is running toward me. I want to be the kind of person who welcome s his dad’s love when he needs it most- not just the when he is feeling good about himself, but when he is feeling bad and sad and ashamed of himself too.

I want to be the kind of person who walks right up into the party – even when he doesn’t want to or doesn’t think he deserves to be enjoying a party. I want to be the kind of person who is always desperate for your love, even when I don’t deserve it- because I never deserve it. But I get it, nonetheless.

Dearly beloved, hope you are blessed with the message above despite it lengthen but instructive. This is God’s love for us His children. Enter into it and be blessed. He has given you and I “unlimited grace” to grow in the Word of God. Seize it and grow.  By the grace of God at the end of this year, we will move from glory to glory we will never remain the same in Jesus Name.

God created you for His pleasure; stay within that boundary. May the Lord open your heart to receive His word 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.