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Be Compassionate

“Do you see this woman?”
Lk 7:44 NKJV

SHOW THEM GOD’S LOVE

Luke writes: “Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, ‘This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner’” (vv. 37-39 NKJV). This scene took place in the house of Simon, a religious leader who was more concerned about “right and wrong” than he was about hurting people. He may have been theologically correct, but he lacked compassion. And Jesus confronted him about it! “He turned to the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman?’” Simon saw her as a streetwalker and a loser. But not Jesus. He responded to the gift she brought and to the heart of love behind it. In determining her future potential to God’s Kingdom, He didn’t consult her sordid past or even refer to it. He saw her tears, understood her need, and shocked the religious crowd that day by saying, “Your sins are forgiven” (v. 48 NKJV). Be careful: When you’ve been in church for a while and forgotten what it’s like to be on the outside, you can become hard-hearted and fail to show the love of God to those who need it.

Devotional/Word For You Today. Have a blessed day 🙂

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Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Endless Praise

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Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” -1 Chronicles 16:23-31

  1. We Will Worship: Like Oil

  2. Todd Dulaney: The Anthem

  3. Isabel Davis: Wide As The Sky

  4. Bethel: Stronger

  5. Jesus Culture: Flood The Earth

  6. Mali Music: All I Have To Give

  7. Jason Nelson: Forever

  8. United Pursuit: Need You More

  9. Travis Greene: While I’m Waiting

  10. Joyful Way: Settle Less

  11. Bethany Worship: Speak

  12. Joe Mettle: All I Want Is You

  13. Morgan Harper Nichols: Lead Me Back

  14. Deitrick Haddon: Amen

  15. Jaye Thomas: Hymn (John 1)

  16. Kelontae Gavin: No Ordinary Worship

  17. Kalley Heiligenthal: You Know Me

  18. Amanda Cook: So Will I

  19. William Murphy: Your Reign

  20. Vashawn Mitchell: Conqueror

  21. Matt Maher: Faithfulness

  22. Bethel: The More I Seek You

  23. Red Rocks Worship: Right Here, Right Now

  24. Upper Room: Joy Of Surrender

  25. Jekalyn Carr: You Will Win

  26. Free Worship: Your Name

  27. Nathaniel Bassey: Casting Crowns

  28. Spirit Of Praise: Ngena

  29. Nicole C Mullen: Call On Jesus

  30. Brian Courtney Wilson: All I Need

  31. Deitrick Haddon: He’s Able

  32. Elevation Worship: Fullness

  33. Joe Mettle: Bo Noo Ni ft Luigi MACLEAN

  34. Phil Thompson: My Worship

  35. Ayo Davies: Awesome God

  36. Antioch College Worship: First Love

  37. Hillsong: I Surrender

  38. Sinach: Strong Enough

  39. Tauren Wells: Hills And Valley

  40. Micah Stampley: Be Lifted

  41. Bri: Jacob’s Song

  42. Kim Walker: I Need You More

  43. Citipointe: Heart On Fire

  44. Vertical Worship: No Turning Back

  45. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd

  46. Tasha Cobbs: The Name Of Our God

  47. Free Worship: Strong Enough

  48. Dr. Tumi: Forgiven

  49. Elevation Worship: Mighty Cross

  50. Kirk Franklin: Silver And Gold

  51. Bethel: For The One

  52. Geoffrey Golden: Glory To The Lamb

  53. Hillsong: In Control

  54. Kristene DiMarco: It Is Well

  55. We Will Worship: Nothing’s Impossible

  56. Sinach: The Name Of Jesus

  57. Dante Bowe ft Jesse Cline: Potter

  58. William Murphy: Sacrifice Of Praise

  59. Hlengiwe Mhlaba: Living Waters

  60. Jaye Thomas: Draw Near

  61. Aaron Moses: Breathe

  62. United Pursuit: Lay It All Down

  63. We Will Worship: This I Will Know

  64. Every Nation Music: We Stand In Awe

  65. Jaye Thomas: Fill Me

  66. Christ For The Nations: Consuming Fire

  67. Muyiwa: Your Majesty

  68. Free Worship: Christ Be Revealed

  69. Shana Wilson: Give Me You

  70. Tasha Cobbs: Break Every Chain

  71. Nicole C Mullen: My Redeemer

  72. Sweet Symphony: Dreaming Of A City

  73. Dr. R. A Vernon: You Covered Me

  74. William McDowell: Show Me Your Face

  75. Forever Jones: He Wants It All

  76. Bethel: Shepherd

  77. William Matthews: Glory To Glory

  78. JJ Hairston: You Deserve It

  79. Sonnie Badu: My Soul Says Yes

  80. Kalley: Good Good Father

  81. Casting Crowns: Great Are You Lord

  82. Passion: Even So Come

  83. Brian Courtney Wilson: Worthy

  84. Hillsong: Christ Is Enough

  85. Jonathan Nelson: I Believe

  86. Bethel: Ever Be

  87. Consumed By Fire: He Waits For You

  88. William McDowell: Spirit Break Out

  89. Sinach: Way Maker

  90. ORU: Let Praises Rise

  91. Hillsong: You Are My Strength

  92. Maurette Brown Clark: It Ain’t Over

  93. Elevation Worship: Resurrecting

  94. Housefire: This Love

  95. Jaye Thomas: We Love Your Name

  96. Patrick Dopson: Keep Me

  97. Eddie James: Overcomer

  98. Brooke Vandervoort: Set A Fire

  99. Isabel Davis: The Call

  100. Elevation Worship: First And Only

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I pray that these songs will minister unto you. I have more on the way but for now, 100 will do. Until next time, stay blessed. If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to leave me a comment. God bless you all 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Christ In You

Let other see God In you

Question of the day: Is your life a reflection of who God is?

As believers, it has become a custom for us to say that we are Christians. It’s become a tagline for many but when our fruits are not a reflection of who God is, we automatically think that someone is judging us because our lifestyle is not like the church goers or the average Christian. We are reminded in John 17:19 that “You do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” We live in the world but we are not apart of it. We are set apart. Yes, being a Christian isn’t always easy but it’s not meant to be but when you seek God, he walks hand in hand with you throughout the journey. “When people see God at work in your life, they’ll be drawn to you. The secret to growing spiritually lies in being rooted and grounded in God.” The more you spend time in the secret place, the more your character becomes more like Christ. 

Ten Categories of People. Which one of them do you identify with?

Sandra wants to have a better relationship with God. She has started going back to church again after two years. She’s taking the time to read the Bible. Though she doesn’t understand certain things, she takes notes and ask questions when she meets her friend/church members. She’s been attending Bible study. She’s even seeing some change in her life.

Joseph spends time with God. He makes it a priority. He desires to grow spiritually in his walk. He is bearing fruit for the Kingdom. He wants to share the Gospel but he’s afraid. 

Anna just gave her life to God a year ago. She’s been finding this walk difficult at times because her friends are separating away from her. She finds herself going back to old habits. She feels alone in this walk and finds herself questioning whether giving her life to Christ was worth it. 

Malachi once believed in God but because of the loss of his mother, it made him question if God is real. He is hurt and broken that how can a God who saves take his mother away from him. It’s been five years since his mother passed. He has a friend who has stuck by his side since Day One. He encourages and prays with him. Malachi wants to start afresh. He wants to have a personal relationship with God again.

Jason doesn’t believe in God. When asked why he doesn’t believe, he says that he didn’t feel the presence of God at a younger age. He believes in himself and that’s all that matters. He has to work hard in order to be successful. As long as he does his part, that’s all that matters. He doesn’t need any God in order to live.

Ava is in her second year of college. Due to her schedule in school, she finds it difficult to spend time with God. She’s taking 15 credits this semester along with being active on campus. She doesn’t know what to do now. She doesn’t know where to start because she feels so far way from God.

 

Bella is a freshman in college. Before she came to college, she would go to church with her family once in a while but now that she is college, she feels like she’s losing herself. She’s been drinking and hanging around the wrong crowd. She feels depressed and lonely when she comes to her room. She finds herself crying from time to time. There’s a void within her. She’s tired of hanging out with the wrong crowd but those are the only friends she has made since she came to college.

Jackson is a father of two. He’s always heard about who God is but never had a personal relationship with him. He’s only 23. He’s a college dropout. He’s made decisions that’s led him to where he is now. He’s struggling financially which is affecting him mentally, emotionally, and physically. He wants to go back to school. His girlfriend is the breadwinner. He wants to provide but he’s been finding it difficult to find a job.

Olivia is 24 years old. She grew up in the church but when it comes to her having a personal relationship with God, she admits that she doesn’t. Her faith was always dependent on her mother/grandmother’s faith. She reads the Bible from time to time when she’s going through tough times. In general, she finds it difficult to open the Bible because she feels like it’s complicated.

Tyler has a heart for the Lord. His life is a reflection of who God is. He admits that this walk is never easy but God has been faithful. He attends Bible study. Spending time with God before leaving his house is very important. Taking the time to pray is crucial. Without God, he is nothing. He has a good supportive system. He came to know about God through a good friend of his while in high school. He admits that giving his life to Christ is the best decision he has made. Yes, there are times when he falls but he still clings on to God. Some of the things that has helped him along the journey includes surrounding himself with Christlike minded people, spending time with God, meditating on a verse for the week, listening to praise & worship, attending Bible Study, fasting/prayer and asking God for the grace to live a life that glorifies him.

No matter where you are in your walk with God, know that God is for you. He is waiting for his children to draw closer unto him. Whether you have never heard of his name, have gone astray or desire to grow deeper in your walk with God, know that God is available for you. Make room in your heart for God. In Luke 15, we are told about a parable of the lost sheep.

“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. -Acts 4:12

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. -Romans 10:9

Prayer: Father I come before you. I thank you for blessing me with yet another day to be alive. I am not worthy of your love but you love me still. Please forgive me of my sins. Purify my thoughts and every part of my being. I admit that I haven’t walked in your truth. Draw me closer to you. I  desire to walk in your way from this day forward. Help me O’ God. In Jesus Name.

Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Favor Of God

“You bless the righteous with your favor.”
Ps 5:12 NIV

PRAY FOR GOD’S FAVOR

When you ask someone for a favor, you’re generally asking for something they don’t owe you. The Bible says of God: “You bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor.” This word “righteous” doesn’t mean flawless, otherwise none of us would qualify! It means to be clothed in “the righteousness of God,” thereby making us acceptable before God and qualifying us for His favor (2Co 5:21). And that’s a truth you need to grasp and hold on to! Why? Because when you have God’s favor, people start favoring you too—often for reasons they themselves can’t explain! The favor of God made it possible for people in the Bible who otherwise wouldn’t have amounted to much, to do great things. God called a teenager named Esther to save the Jewish people. So she stepped out in faith, approached the king uninvited, even though it violated protocol, and “obtained favor in his sight” (Est 5:2 AMPC). God made a way for her to do the job He’d given her. Without the favor of God, Ruth, a Gentile, wouldn’t have been accepted by the Jews. But because God had a plan for her life and her heart was open to Him, she ended up marrying Boaz, “a man of great wealth” (Ru 2:1 NKJV). And from that union descended King David, and ultimately our blessed Lord Jesus. What favor! The Bible says, “A good man will obtain favor from the Lord” (Pr 12:2 NAS). And a single moment of God’s favor will do more for you than a lifetime of striving. So pray for the favor of God today—and start looking for it!

Devotional//Word For You Today 🙂 Have a blessed day

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Position Yourself

“The wise listen to others.”
Pr 12:15 NLT

POSITION YOURSELF TO RECEIVE

Positioning yourself to receive makes all the difference! For example, as you read this, if you position yourself to receive by saying to the Lord, “I will take action on what You show me,” you’ll benefit more than if you read it just to be motivated or inspired. To resist or to receive that’s a choice you make every day. Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind. It’s impossible to learn, if you think you already know it all. One of the reasons Jesus reacted so strongly to the Pharisees was because they refused to receive what He had to say. A wrongly positioned mind is like a microscope that magnifies trifling things but can’t receive great ones. Every situation, properly viewed, is an opportunity. But opportunities can only “drop into your lap” if you position your lap where opportunities drop. When you don’t position yourself to receive, it’s like asking for a bushel while you’re holding a cup. Too often our minds are locked on one track. We’re looking for red so we overlook blue; we’re thinking “tomorrow” and God is saying “now.” We’re looking everywhere, and the answer is right under our nose. When a person is positioned correctly, he or she is ready to receive all God has for them. The Bible often uses the word simple. The original term means “thick, dull, and sluggish,” and it describes those who are insensitive and unreceptive to the thoughts of others. God will speak to you through people, but unless you listen you won’t hear what He has to say. So today position yourself to receive.

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Posted by on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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God’s Very Own

“You are now fully adopted as his own.”
Gal 4:5 TM

CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BY GOD (2)

The word “appointed” means God has scheduled certain things to take place in your life at certain seasons. Sometimes people have to make lifestyle adjustments to accommodate an unexpected pregnancy—but nobody adopts a child by accident. Think: Knowing in advance about all your weaknesses, God chose you anyway. “You are now fully adopted as his own…an heir, with complete access” (vv. 5-7 TM). You never have to wonder whether it’s okay to approach your heavenly Father because He’s always ready to welcome you. Your seat is reserved at the table. “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Ps 23:5 NIV). That means obstacles and opposition can’t rob you of God’s blessing. Being “chosen and appointed” is like having a platinum credit card: You get preferential treatment! But that doesn’t give you license to live however you please. Some of us are like the little boy who prayed, “Lord, make me a good boy. But if You can’t, don’t worry—I’m having a great time the way I am!” No, “The Lord disciplines those he loves, and…accepts as a son” (Heb 12:6 NIV). And God’s correction isn’t rejection, it’s proof of His love! You’re not chosen and appointed based on your race, virtues, gifts, talents, looks, and intelligence. God chose you because He loves you and has a special plan for your life. And the best part is, He’s going to strengthen and equip you to fulfill it. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” (Php 1:6 NIV).

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Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Fruit Bearer

“I chose you and appointed you.”
Jn 15:16 NKJV

CHOSEN AND APPOINTED BY GOD (1)

Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain.” How you begin a relationship is important. All parties need to feel secure in order for it to go well. For example, when you’re invited to somebody’s home for dinner, it’s reasonable to expect that they’ll fulfill certain social obligations. You shouldn’t have to wonder if you’re welcome, or if there’ll be enough food to go around, or if there’s a place at the table for you. Those are things you might be concerned about if you stopped by uninvited. Likewise, knowing you’ve been “chosen and appointed” by God gives you confidence. It means you’re accepted; you don’t have to campaign to get elected. If you think walking to a church altar to commit your life to Christ means you chose God, think again! God chose you for two reasons: to bless you, and to make you a blessing to others (See Ge 12:2). But in the beginning not all His blessings may be things you rejoice about. The Bible speaks of blessings “you won’t have room enough to receive” (See Mal 3:10). Sometimes God’s blessings are so overwhelming that when He starts pouring them out you think, “I’m not sure I can handle this.” And you’d be right—if you had been the one who initiated the relationship! But you didn’t choose God, He chose you. And whomever He calls, He equips. All you need to do is be open and responsive. “Give yourselves completely…tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes” (Ro 6:13 TLB).

Devotional//Word For You Today. Have a blessed day 🤗🙌🏿

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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