God Never Gives Up!

Let’s be honest, we all have the tendency to give up on people who repeatedly disappoint us. That is, after a certain number of letdowns, we stop trying to improve that person’s condition. We’ve tried everything—we’ve advised, encouraged, rebuked, begged, pressured, assisted, and more. All we get in return are empty promises and repeated disappointment. We can only take so much, and we give up.

Fortunately, “God doesn’t treat us treat us as our sin deserves or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust”(Psalm 103:14).

If I red-listed all the people in the Bible that God didn’t give up on, the caption of this message would need to be truncated. However, it’s important to note that when the world seemed hopelessly, irretrievably lost, God did not “give up” on us; He sent the Savior: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

If you are a child of God, there is no way that God will give up on you. You have this promise: “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6).

Now, if you don’t know the God who doesn’t give up on his people, I invite you to make a confession of faith today. If you don’t know how please inbox me and I will walk with you through the steps. It takes last than 60 seconds to become one of God’s own and it will be the best 60 seconds of your life.

Have a bless weekend everyone!

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God Is Faithful!

If you know the same God I know then you too can testify of His faithfulness. You too can testify of His loving kindness. You too can testify of His tender mercy and grace! And to add impact to greatness, each of these gifts are brand new and available to us everyday!

The Prophet Jeremiah who had first hand experience with the Lord declares these profound words concerning the Lord our God in Lamentations 3:22-24, “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”

Undoubtedly, Jeremiah had a personal relationship with God and he had history with God. He was rejected by those that God sent him to preach too, thrown in prison in stocks, he was criticized, beaten, persecuted, discouraged, lied on, and on and on, but through all that, Jeremiah still declared God to be a Faithful God.

Jeremiah knew that God would be eternally faithful to His people and you and I too must know and believe the same. Hence my point, because of God’s faithfulness towards me, I will never give up on Him!

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Fill Me Lord!

Emptiness is a difficult emotion to simply describe. It is that feeling you have not just when you are tired, but when you have given it everything you’ve got. Nothing remains, but it may not be just from physical fatigue. It’s more spiritual! When you feel spiritual empty, it’s like a piece of your soul is missing.

Here’s the good news; it’s perfectly normal for all Christians to experience seasons of spiritual and physical emptiness. Christianity is about having a relationship with God, and just as there are ebbs and flows in human relationships, there are times when we feel more spiritually empty than full. God in His omniscience knew that this would occasionally happen to us, and within the Bible, He has provided us insight on how to overcome that feeling of spiritual and physical emptiness.

That being said, over the last 5 months I know what it feels like to run on empty and I don’t think I’m the only one that has felt like this. Prior to accepting Christ, I was like many empty people with nothing to hope in (Eph. 2:12). Like the woman at the well they go from one object to the next, seeking fullness (John 4:15). Like Solomon they seek satisfaction in alcohol, sex, money, or accomplishments—only to discover it is like trying to grasp the wind (Ecc. 2:1-11). What empty and thirsty people need is the God who quenches their thirst (Is. 55:1-3).

Yes, the only solution to turn to is to allow our thirst to drive us to the only One who can fully quench it. It is turning from broken cisterns to the Fountain who alone can fill us.
Romans 5:13 says, ”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

The OT psalmist confirmed this declaration in Pslam 81:10, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. “

God is always ready and He is always on standby waiting to quench our thirst. He desires that we not only prosper physically, but also spiritually. You see, our physical bodies and our spiritual, and mental, emotional health are all connected. We must ensure that we are feeding them nutritious foods, exercising them, and sleeping enough (1 Cor 6:19-20, 10:31 and 1 Tim 4:8).

As we feed our spirits, souls, and bodies, we will again become spiritually full and our desires will be for God’s Word: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). When we are working on overcoming our feelings of spiritual emptiness, it is important for us to remember that it is extremely beneficial to involve other born-again believers in our spiritual walks. As we participate in church services, Bible studies, or even one-on-one conversations with other Christians, we are encouraged and our faith is strengthened (Ephesians 3:14–19; Hebrews 10:24–25; Galatians 6:1–10; Romans 12:15).

I don’t know about you, but I am asking God to fill me until I overflow….glory to God, the Son, and Holy Spirit!

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In Him!

Father God, I humbly decrease so that You can increase. I need You in every area of my life because without You I am nothing. Jesus said in John 15:4, “Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.” Father God, I choose to remain in You as profoundly encouraged by Your Son, my Savior in the above passage of text. Therefore, I asked that You correct me when I am wrong and guide me when I am lost. Strengthen me when I begin to succumb to weakness and give me a Holy Spirit push when I desire to go no more. Father God, as mentioned, there’s absolutely no doubt that I need You, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in every detailed facet in my life and I thank You for wanting to be in every detailed facet in my life. In Jesus, I am always with You name, amen and amen!

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All Things!

The Living Bible translates Romans 8:28 this way: “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.”

The Apostle Paul begins chapter 8 by discussing the differences between living by the Spirit and living by the flesh. He points out that living by the Spirit makes us sons and daughters of God.

Then Paul compares the sufferings that we face in this life with “the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). He entreats us to wait patiently and to trust that the Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know what to pray for.

The promise of Romans 8:28 that God works for our good “in all things” is reassuring. It means that no matter the circumstance or suffering, there are only two qualifiers for God to be working “all things” together for our good.

First, He works for “the good of those who love Him.” If you love God, you can trust that He is working for your good. He loves you back, and when we love people, we seek their welfare.

Second, He works for “those who are called according to His purpose.” If Jesus is Lord of your life you have to submit to His purpose. As it stands, you have been called by Him for a purpose that He holds for your life.

So what are the “all things” Paul is referring to in this passage of text? That’s a great question and I am glad you asked. The ”all things” Paul is referring to is sufferings. I encourage you to read Romans 8:18-27. The proof is always in the context!

Sufferings don’t last long and it’s comforting to know that the two qualifiers for God to step in to begin working things out is to love God and to fit into His plans.

Today, I encourage you to take a moment to thank God that He is working “all things” (aka) “all sufferings” together for your good, even in the circumstances where you can’t yet see the result.

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God is Good!

Everyday I am learning that God does not waste pain. His nature is all goodness (Psalm 100:5). Even though God didn’t create pain, He allows us to experience pain so we can cleave to Him and cry out to Him when we are hurting.

Unfortunately pain has a way of consciously and unconsciously eroding faith, however we can find peace and comfort in 2 Timothy 2:13. Paul reminds us that “if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Undoubtedly, God embodies absolute faithfulness; it is a part of who God is. Even when we knowingly fall or unknowingly drift away on account of our wandering and hurting hearts, God never wavers because He will never deny Himself!

This is good news!! By the power of the Holy Spirit, God in Christ Jesus is the constant even when our lives are thrown into chaos and/or spiraling out of control. When our lives starts to fall apart around us, we can trust and believe the Triune God will always be with us (Hebrews 13:8). Even when we fall away and put other parts of our lives ahead of Him.

My beloved brothers and sisters, being a Christian doesn’t mean a life of sparkling blue skies and perfect circumstances. As many of you know, we go through painful trials that test every fabric of our lives. Yet God is still a good God even when things aren’t so good. However, by fostering and adopting an attitude of trust and obedience, God can do the impossible in our lives (Luke 1:37). When we cry out to Him, He is glorified, because when we are in pain, God moves in ways we can never imagine. We just have to let Him.

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The Lord Will Guide

Beloved of God, “The LORD says, “He will guide you along the best pathway for your life. He will advise [guide] you and watch over you” (Psalm 32:8).

I pray this passage of text and word of encouragement blesses you today.

Have a great weekend and always remember that your greatest blessings are always in front of you and never behind you (1 Corinthians 2:9) so be blessed on purpose and be strong in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10-11).

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Holding Onto Hope!

Although we may come from different ethnic, social, and geographical backgrounds we all experience the same kinds of pain, difficulties, and hardships in life. One thing is for certain, problems are non-prejudicial. But thankfully we serve a God who is equally non-prejudicial in responding to our cries and our call. Psalm 34:18 reminds believers that, ”The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

The words depicted in the meme says this: We all have experienced days where we feel we can’t survive. Sometimes dreams are shattered, friendships may fall apart, loved one’s may hurt us, finances may worry us, and sickness may try to overtake us. We may even lose people we love. But God will ALWAYS be there to GUIDE us through even the darkest and toughest of seasons. Never lose FAITH
and hold onto HOPEI

So, if you have or you’re presently experiencing any of the above hardships, I invite you to cleave to Proverbs 3:5-6; “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Lastly, while cleaving to that passage put Romans 5:5 in your hip pocket as reminder that, “hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”

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Check Mate

Here’s a little background to the pic/video: There is a painting that once hung in the Louvre museum in Paris, painted by Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch. Today, the painting is popularly known as “Checkmate.” It is now in private hands, having been sold in a Christie’s auction in 1999.

The painting depicts two chess players. One is Satan, who appears arrogantly confident. The other player is a man who looks forlorn. If Satan wins, he wins the man’s soul.

According to legend, and probably fact, the story goes like this. A chess grand master came upon this intriguing painting in the Louvre museum alongside other famous art such as the Mona Lisa.

The grand mastered stared a long time at the chess board in the painting and finally noticed something surprising. The typical interpretation of the painting (that the devil had the man in “checkmate”) was incorrect.

Though the devil seemed to be the obvious victor, he was in fact not winning. The man, who thought he was losing, was actually winning.

According to the arrangement of the pieces left on the chess board, his king had one more move. This fateful move would make him the winner of the game.

Bottom line, the enemy may think you’re losing the “chess game” we call life, but thankfully we serve a King that’s above all “things” and ‘He works all “things” together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose’ (Romans 8:28)

So, don’t give up….you have Holy Spirit Grit and don’t forget, God always has the last move.

I encourage you to listen the message in the video below in it’s entirety.

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The Hem!

The caption in the meme below says enough!
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