An Expression of Belief

An Expression of Belief

Someone wrote this testament of belief. Be blessed are you read them.

.I believe in Miracles and dreams that will come true,

And I believe in happiness and friendship, through and through

I believe that when you cry your tears are not in vain,

And when you’re sad and lonely someone knows that you’re in pain.

 

I believe that when we laugh a sparkle starts to shine,

And before you know these sparks will spread

From more hearts than just mine.

I believe the gifts you have are there for you to share

And when you give them from the heart, the whole world knows you care.

 

I believe that if you give, even just to one,

That gift will grow in magnitude before the day is done.

I believe that comfort comes from giving part of me,

And if I share with others, there’s more for all to see.

I believe that love is still the greatest gift of all,

And when it’s given from the heart, Love will conquer all.

 

Meditation: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. – Genesis 15:6

— Author Unknown

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Also read:

The Pastor’s Son

The Pastor’s Son

The Pastor’s Son

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God’s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident. As time went on, she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children.

It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor’s son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans. This is when the problems began. You see, about one-half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor’s son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So, they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand.

The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry, the pastor’s son stood to speak. He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be. He began to speak and his statement was this:

“My fiancee’s past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today, you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does it wash away sin or not?”

The whole church began to weep as they realized that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely, then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus–end of case!

– Author Unknown

Meditation: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. – 1 John 1:9; John 8:36

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Also read:

Plant Four Rows

Plant Four Rows

Plant four rows of peas:

Prayer

Penitence

Patience

Preparation

Plant four rows of squash:

Squash gossip

Squash indifference

Squash criticism

Squash negative thinking

Plant four rows of turnips:

Turn up for Church

Turn up whenever needed

Turn up with a friendly smile

Turn up with determination to be a better person

Plant four rows of lettuce:

Let us soar to new heights

Let us come together in harmony

Let us share God’s love, and

Let us practice forgiveness

Enjoy the harvest!

— Author Unknown

Meditation: Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. – Ephesians 5:8-10

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:5-8

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Also read:

The Wonders of Praise

Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. – 2 Chronicles 20:21-22

For many people, the idea of singing when confronted by challenges or other forms of resistance would seem utterly ridiculous, if not outright insane. But that was exactly what the Israelites of old did when enemies came raging their way. Guess what? It worked. They practically sang their way to victory, without lifting a sword or shield. If it worked then, that means it will work for us too. After all, all incidents in the Bible are written as examples for us.

From all indications, the battleground is certainly not a place for singing and praising God. It is a place for warfare, of violent exchange and cries of war. But when the Israelites changed the operation mode of their environment through energetic praise, God had little choice but to make it a place of jubilation for them.

How are you handling your own battle? As you begin to praise God concerning those challenges you are facing, watch Him turn impossible situations around to celebration for you. In the place the devil planned to humiliate you, God will make you a celebrity.

When we praise God, He swings into action on our behalf. The devil will do everything in its power to keep you from praising God because it knows the power of praise. The more you praise, the more you are raised.

Perhaps, you think you have nothing to praise God about? Take a cue from the Israelites. Take some time right now, forget about that challenge and begin to praise God for who He is and see Him at work on your behalf.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Also read:

Understanding Life

Understanding Life

Understanding Life

To understand life, you have to go in three locations: the hospital, the prison and the cemetery.

At the Hospital, you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than health.

In prison, you’ll see that freedom is the most precious thing.

At the cemetery you will realize that life is worth nothing, the ground we walk today will be our roof tomorrow.

Let us therefore remain humble by having the fear of  God and respect for our neighbor; may the Grace and Mercy of  God follow us every day.

Author Unknown

Meditation: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.Ecclesiastes 12:13

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. – John 1:4

See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. – Deuteronomy 30:15

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. – Deuteronomy 30:19

You will succeed because Jesus loves You!

Also read:

Appraise Yourself

Appraise Yourself

Appraise Yourself

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit…and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

A famous philosopher once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” This underscores the need to appraise yourself in the process of becoming better. It takes a dispassionate look at yourself to identify which area you are doing great and where you need to improve.

Technology has given us some tools that could be used for a self-audit and improvement programme. Whilst not discounting the effectiveness of such enhancement tools, the Bible is also a viable tool to achieve this end. It has been used across the ages by people of diverse races, backgrounds and exposures to plough their way out of the rut to the top of their career, business, marriage, among others. A studious practice of its tenets has turned rags to riches and made a nonentity an enviable entity.

The passage above offers some insights on the attributes of the Bible, which contains the Word of God:

It is quick in its effect: There is no dillydallying with the word of God. It wastes no time in offering you the answer you need. The only concern will be the quickness of your own response to its decree.

It is effective in its power. The ability of the word to deliver is acclaimed universally. The Bible has answers for everything.

The word is also able to pierce through a maze of issues to get to the crux of any matter when used to analyze things.

It can discern the motive behind every action; thus helping you to know for sure if such action is genuine or otherwise. The word does all these and more. Why not make it your daily companion and let it guide you to success?

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Also read:

× How can we help you?