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God’s will in His time

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Most of us at some point have prayed for God’s will to be done in our life. We carry on with life and sometimes wonder what does God’s will look like or if such a thing even exist? 

Often understanding God’s timing is harder than knowing His will. The instant world we live in has reduced our capacity to exercise patience and perseverance. Instant coffee, Instant Messaging and now we look for instant answers. In this pursuit, we fail to realise that God’s will is always accompanied by His timing. 

While God longs to release blessings on you, He will not give you the blessing that can harm you. Looking back I know many of the unanswered prayers in my life was only because I wasn’t ready for the answer. I would’ve failed to live faithfully in that blessing at that time. 

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Love and Forgiveness

Love and Forgiveness

Lately, I have been thinking about love, forgiveness, people, choices and why bad things happen to good people. I think they’re all very important subjects, and I will probably choose each one of them to talk about, but right now I just want to focus on love and what love really is.

I have been dealing with a lot of people who hurt me and took my friendship for granted. In matter fact, I have come to believe that most friends in our lives are meant to be our friends just for certain seasons. We always say that childhood friends will always be our friends forever and they are, but then you end up meeting with them on the street, at the coffee shop and you just exchange a few random words as if you barely know each other. Truth is that in time, we change, we either become the kind of people we wish to be when we were children or we allow our dreams to be taken away from us and we end up in places doing things we don’t love with people we don’t really like.

So then the question arises: How can we still love well people we haven’t seen in ages or people that hurt us, that disappointed us and did us wrong? What does it even mean to love well?

There is this one verse that comes to mind that’s in 1 Peter 4:8 and it says, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers”.  What does that even mean? Well..love covers, I think it means love forgives and yet how can one forgive without being forgiven first?

 Yes, we go through life and make everyday choices, to wake up, take a shower, to do good things, to be nice to people and yet we still have to learn so many things. “Forgive but not forget” some people might say, but is that true forgiveness, the one kind Jesus thought us?!  Indeed its not our place to fix people, we can show them what they do wrong and pray for them, but it’s only God who can restore a person. Restoring, yes, that is the key word I was looking for, because forgiveness restores the standard. Jesus thought us this principle and yet, sometimes we struggle with doing the same. We say it all day long, “ I want to be like Jesus” but yet we find ourselves in the midst of situations that require our full focus and attention and our full forgiveness.

If love covers, and forgiveness restores, then how come we still find ourselves making the wrong choices?! I think that our choices are like little spots on the path of our destinies. We are all destined to reign but how does one reign well without forgiving just like Jesus and loving well?

Loving well also means loving on purpose. Stepping outside of our comfort zones each day, making the choice to stop for the one, every time. But then the question is : “ How to love on purpose those who hurt us?” well..we can either remain stuck in our issues or make the choice to move forward .

Truth is that we all make mistakes, but what are our goals in life really? To remain stuck in anger and bitterness towards those who did us wrong or make one step forward and forgive and ask God for full restoration of people and relationships. We should only look at Jesus, He is our highest standard and if His love covers all, then ours should do the same.

If we are still talking about life goals, let me share some of my own, in the hope you will find yours and stick to them. One of my goals in life is to never uncover that which was already covered. Don’t stick the knife in the place that once hurt, unless that place has no scar what so ever. I also want to love people so much that when they are talking to me, they encounter their Father and leave changed. I know it’s a high goal but I always ask for wisdom to discern well and steward well, that which was given to me. Ahh! Yes, loving well requires sacrifice and sacrifice is always hard work. What will you choose then?!

What is your disposition when people do you wrong? Is it like Jesus’? How do you act when the storms of life almost drawn you? Do you act like Jesus? How well do you choose to love? Do you love like Jesus?

 

Thank you for reading these thoughts.

Lory T.

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There is someone!

There is someone who can answer all your questions. 
There is someone who can meet all your needs. 
One person hears every cry of your heart. 
One person loves you unconditionally. 
There is someone who is always willing to be with you.
There is someone who understands everything you go through. 
One person will never leave you no matter what. 
One person loved you even when you dint know. 
One person lifts you up when you fall, time and again. 
There is someone who longs to fulfil every desire in your heart. 
There is someone who can change you into who you need to be. 
There is someone who is willing to clean all your mess. 
There is someone who accepts you just the way you are. 
There is someone who has the power to change every situation. 
 
He is the most obedient son and the most caring father. He holds you in the palm of His hands. His love for you rewrote history. His love for you never fails. In Him is peace, joy, happiness and all that you’ll ever need. He is the most powerful, He is alpha and omega and in Him all created things find its purpose.
 
He is the definition of Love, He is love. 
 
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Children’s Bread

Mark 7:25-30

New International Version (NIV)

” 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. “

 

The above portion of scripture taught me 2 facts about being a child of God. 

1. Children’s bread : 

Receiving a supernatural breakthrough is one of the best experience as a child of God. In the above passage we see Jesus describing it as the ‘children’s bread’. Encountering God through miracles and signs and wonders are your healthiest meal in your walk with God. They reignite your passion and commitment. God is longing to release blessings, favour and grace upon His children. Believe and expect God to do great things for you. 

2. The power of faith : 

Faith opens the door to God’s heart. Your faith is a direct result of how much you trust God. Do you trust Him with your life? Do you believe He cares about the smallest and the biggest details of your life? If you do, faith should prove it. I’ve been blessed to see so many people trusting God with radical faith and God meeting their needs. 

And when someone does not get an expected breakthrough, I’ve heard some people say things like “You did not get that breakthrough because you did not have enough faith”. I am not very convinced with that. The real test of your faith is if you still trust God with that situation and your life in-spite of you not receiving what you needed at your own planned time. If you can still hold on and believe that God is in control and He makes all things work together for your good, that is faith and trust proven strong. 

God is faithful and His promises for you never expires. I pray that you would experience God’s love for you through miracles and signs and wonders on a regular basis. 

If you have any stories of miracles and breakthroughs you’ve experienced , please add a comment and share to encourage others. 

Blessings,

Joel.

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