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What’s Your Secret?

“You can’t hide behind a religious mask…sooner or later the mask will slip.”
Lk 12:2 TM

CONFESSIONS OF A SECRET SINNER (Part 1)

Inspirational speaker and author Julie Ann Barnhill writes: “I tend to be a stealthy sinner—a cloistered screw-up. Most of my life I’ve managed to fly under the radar…to keep 99.9 percent of such things hidden. As someone who attended church and appeared to manage a happy family, I avoided glaring attention to the shadow-side of my life—but at great cost. Lying about my spending led to financial problems in my marriage. Covetousness robbed me of friendships and contentment. The teenage anger that sent me reeling in fits of self-mutilation, exploded years later in outbursts of abusive anger towards my children. And when alcohol beckoned during periods of loneliness and depression, I heeded its call. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘So, you’ve told us a few secrets from your life—they don’t compare to mine.’ Seeing who has the most horrifying secret isn’t the point; we need to embrace the truth that we aren’t alone in our secret places…Confession for confession’s sake easily turns into tabloid moments like daytime talk shows. It’s not enough to spill the beans. Genuine confession leads to radical forgiveness that’s only available through Christ. It covers whatever we’ve done, no matter how bad it is. Jesus knows our secrets and they can never stop Him from loving us. They can, however, create a barrier between us and the shame-free life He desires for us. We confess our sins so we can find redemption, rescue, and eternal life. We share our secret places with trusted friends so we might know the reality of divine healing through flesh-and-blood relationships with those we love.”

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Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Intimate Worship #1

Worship Him

  1. Hillsong: I Will Exalt You
  2. Kim Walker Smith: Holy Spirit
  3. Hillsong: Christ Is Enough
  4. Michael W Smith: Breathe
  5. Kim Walker: I Need You More
  6. Hillsong: Still
  7. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser: No Longer Slaves
  8. Hillsong: From The Inside Out
  9. HouseFires II: This Love
  10. William McDowell: You Are Here
  11. Vertical Worship: Spirit Of The Living God
  12. Travis Greene: You Waited
  13. William McDowell: Falling On My Knees
  14. Sinach: I Adore You
  15. Kim Walker: Fresh Outpouring
  16. Elevation Worship: Here In The Presence
  17. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd
  18. Brian & Jenn Johnson: For The One
  19. Dr. Tumi: Nothing Without You
  20. Elevation Worship: First & Only
  21. Hillsong: Exceeding Joy
  22. Amanda Cook: So Will I
  23. Antioch College Worship: First Love
  24. Citipointe Live: Heart On Fire
  25. Natalie Grant: Clean
 
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Posted by on September 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Faith Based Channels

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Christian Youtube Based Channels:

  1. Leahsessence
  2. Ashley Empowers
  3. Elevation Church
  4. Beloved Women With Christina Patterson
  5. One Church LA
  6. Life Coach Shawn
  7. Maha Maven
  8. Dephne Madyara
  9. Crowned In Faith
  10. Godlydating 101
  11. Child of the kingdom
  12. Ify Alexis
  13. Albaner C Eugene Jr
  14. ChelseyMariaa
  15. Coffee and Bible Time
  16. Faceovermatter
  17. ForeverRachel
  18. Gabes and Anna
  19. Girl Defined
  20. Gabrielle Rockson
  21. Get Bare Before God
  22. Godzdesign
  23. Heather Lindsey
  24. Imiebi Rose
  25. Jefferson Bethke
  26. Joseph Solomon
  27. Kence
  28. Kim Cash Tate
  29. Kobbysays
  30. Kukua Asihene
  31. loveMichelleAna
  32. Lovelimitless
  33. Morgan Tracy J
  34. Miss Rockson
  35. Ophilia Mansoh
  36. Ope and Ayo Davies
  37. Practicing Reuel
  38. Priscilla Shirer
  39. Purpose Meets Class
  40. Sarah Destiny
  41. Simply, Feli
  42. Silvia Dwomoh
  43. Sopha Rush
  44. Team Swoduel
  45. Terri Savelle Foy
  46. The Teachers Show
  47. Tosin Alabi
  48. Tosin & Zoie
  49. The Bible Project
  50. Will & Dom
  51. Zoe Siobhan

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. -Philippians 4:9. As you take the time to check out these channels, I hope you are blessed and encouraged. Tell your friends and their friends. Feel free to mention other channels that I didn’t mention on the list. Never forget that these are channels to help and encourage you in your walk. This is not a substitution for reading the Bible. Until next time, live and love. God bless you 🙂

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Soak In God’s Word

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“On his law he meditates day and night.”
Ps 1:2 NIV

LEARN TO MEDITATE

Butterflies cover more ground, but bees gather more honey. That’s because the butterfly just flies over the flowers, whereas the bee lands on each one and stays there long enough to extract the nectar. That’s the difference between merely reading your Bible for a few hurried minutes, and taking time to meditate on what you’re reading. Meditation isn’t something difficult and mysterious that only scholars and “spiritual” people do. It’s just thinking deeply and continuously about a passage of Scripture, memorizing it, letting it take root, and “owning it” until it becomes a life force operating within you each day. The point isn’t how much Scripture you memorize, it’s what happens to you in the process. Meditating on God’s Word clarifies your understanding and corrects your conduct. It enriches your thinking and equips you by making you think different thoughts than if you were watching TV, for example, or texting, or talking on your cell phone, or shopping at the mall. The Psalmist writes: “The Law of the Lord makes them happy, and they think about it day and night. They are like trees growing beside a stream, trees that produce fruit in season and always have leaves. These people succeed in everything they do” (vv. 2-3 CEV). Meditating on God’s Word is the cure for moral and spiritual weakness; for a life with no focus; for a lack of intimacy with God; for chronically weak faith that causes you to fail and keep missing God’s best. So open your Bible, read it, and pray, “Lord, what are You saying to me?” Then meditate on His answer. Devotional//Word For You Today

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Are You A Giver?

“Be generous, and someday you will be rewarded.”
Ecc 11:1 CEV

THE REWARDS OF GENEROSITY

The Dead Sea has such high mineral concentrations that even non-swimmers can stay afloat in it. The only problem is the smell. Because it has no outlets, any fresh water that comes in quickly becomes contaminated. There’s an important biblical principle at work here: “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed” (Pr 11:25 NLT). God never intended you to be a reservoir that just takes in, but a river of blessing that flows out to others. The Bible says: “A farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others” (2Co 9:6-8 NLT). So if you need a job, volunteer at a soup kitchen while you’re looking for work. If you’re praying for an increase in your business, pour your best into someone else’s business and ask God to prosper them. Solomon writes, “Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later. Divide your gifts among many, for in the days ahead you yourself may need much help” (Ecc 11:1-2 TLB). Even if you don’t have a specific need right now, sow a seed of kindness anyway. God knows what the future holds, and one day when you need it most, it will come back to you as a harvest. Devotional// The Word For You Today

Question From Me To You:

  1. Who has God placed in your heart to give?
  2. Are you a giver or a hoarder of your gifts?
  3. What has God done for you?
  4. How can you be a blessing to someone today/this week?

Verse:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galations 6:9

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Pressing Forward

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 Welcome to this new month of September. As we can see, the days are passing by so quickly. We are already in September. We give God all the glory for allowing us to see this day. Not everyone woke up this morning. As long as you are among the living, give God a praise. No matter what yesterday looked like or the year has been, today’s word for the month is Press On.

In Philippians 3:13-16, Apostle Paul shared his journey with the Philippian church expressing to them about the trials he has faced in his faith walk. He states “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 

Takeways From This Verse:

  1. We cannot always comprehend what lies ahead of us but we know that God goes before us and behind us. Sometimes, we try to understand the ways of God only for us to realize that thoughts are minuscule while God’s thoughts are grand far beyond our understanding.
  2. Apostle Paul was aware of his past and the life he used to live. He wasn’t focused on his past but rather he learned to fix his eyes on what is yet to come. Though he couldn’t physically see God’s promises, he was aware of who he was serving (Jesus). Sometimes, we become so wired up about our past that we don’t tend to even see what God is doing in our lives. We wonder “Would God bless me after all that I have done in my past?” Does God love me? Am I worthy of his love? Why ask for forgiveness/repent when I know I am going to indulge in that same sin again? Wouldn’t that be hypocritical of me? We have this thought in our heads that we have to be clean before we come to God not realizing that the Perfect One already died for us. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21.  (Righteousness: Made right before God). It’s about time we get bare before God. We can’t hide away from God. He knows everything about us. We usually run away from something when we are afraid of it, upset at it or doing something that isn’t good. Let’s take a look at Genesis 3: 6-12. This was a prime example of one running away because of shame/disobedience.

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

Many times, we hide and isolate ourselves because of the sin we are still entertaining. We become so comfortable living in the flesh that we miss out on God’s blessings. In times of entertainment, we are not focused on God. We want to stop live for God but many times, we turn back to our old ways. Most of the time we turn back to our old way of it’s because of familiarity. God has promised to bless us but because our gifts haven’t arrived, we rather go back to our old ways of shoplifting. We must check ourselves (our hearts) and consult with God/The Holy Spirit at all times. Majority of the time, our gifts are right before us but because we are blinded we can’t see it. Ask yourself these questions.

  1. What is stopping me from trusting God/ seeking him in the process?
  2. Why am I in a rush to receive the blessings of God?
  3. Am I making room in my heart to receive the blessing?

It is very critical that we check our hearts/motives. A lot of times, we miss out on God’s blessings because we either not ready to receive the blessing or we are too busy focused on other people’s blessings that we miss out on our own.

Takeaway #3: There is a prize. This prize is not found in earthly possessions but rather in heaven. We must continue to persevere. We must run the race to which we are called. In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, we are reminded that in a race we must all run. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.

Are you running the race to which you are called or are you too busy worrying about everyone else around you? There is nothing wrong with helping your brother or sister out so that they can also win the race but be careful of distractions. Sometimes, the enemy has a way of placing things in our lives to serve as a distraction. Identify these tactics of the enemy and lay it all down at the feet of Jesus. Do your part by being aware of these distractions. Some of these distractions can be social media, family, work, boyfriend, girlfriend and etc.  The enemy distracted Adam and Eve. If he did it during those times, he is still in the business of doing that today.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you are blessed and encouraged. May God carry you and your loved ones through this month of September. Peace, love, joy and many of God’s blessings to you all. Time next time, peace 🙂

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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In Christ Alone

“In Your name they rejoice all day long.”
Ps 89:16 NKJV

DON’T LET BAD NEWS STEAL YOUR JOY

Yes, segments of our culture have grown hostile to the Christian faith. But the popularity of faith-based films has caught Hollywood by surprise during the last few years. Meanwhile, popular Bible teachers get as much traction on social media as secular celebrities like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. The amount of Christian content on YouTube is staggering. Let’s stay informed and engaged with the culture around us so we can answer their questions. And let’s keep in mind that Jesus said, “I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt 16:18). God is still on the throne. The last book of the Bible reminds us that when it’s time for Jesus to come back, He will return victorious. All His enemies will bow down and acknowledge His lordship. “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Php 2:9-11 NKJV). God has called you to walk in supernatural peace, love, and joy. As His redeemed child, you are the citizen of a different kingdom: God’s kingdom on earth. Do you want to know how it all ends? “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Rev 11:15 NKJV). Do you want to know your destiny? Picture the excitement of fans whose team just won the World Cup or the Super Bowl—that’s us!

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Posted by on August 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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