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Unveiling Glory

“The things we can’t see now will last forever.”

2Co 4:18 MSG

WELCOME THIS CHANGE!

We enjoy the blessings of change, but not the process of change. We’re creatures of habit. We form our habits, and our habits form us. Then we start to see things exclusively from our own perspective. And when that happens—we stagnate. The truth is, without change there is no growth. When you have the right attitude every experience—positive and negative—becomes an opportunity for progress. Think about it: Trees need more than sunshine to produce fruit. Rainy seasons are productive seasons too, and they always precede the harvest. You don’t have to like rain, you just have to understand its purpose and benefits. The Bible says that every day “the Lord …makes us more and more like him…we are changed into his glorious image” (2Co 3:18 NLT). But to become like Jesus you must follow wherever He leads. That means following Him through the wilderness of temptation, the pain of rejection, the forfeiting your reputation, the surrendering your will, and being ready to go to the place of crucifixion where you die to all forms of self-centered living. Following Jesus may mean being in a different location tomorrow than you are today. Once you grasp this principle, you’ll stop fearing and resisting the changes taking place in your life and start seeing God at work in them. Paul says: “Even though on the outside it…looks like things are falling apart…on the inside…God is making new life…The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever” (2Co 4:16-18 MSG).

Devotional//Word For You Today.

PC: Dorothy Lin

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. God bless you. Have a blessed day 🙌🏿😊

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Posted by on July 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Ever Present God

“The name of the city…shall be, The Lord is there.”
Eze 48:35

WHAT’S IN A NAME? EVERYTHING!

During Israel’s twenty-fifth year of captivity, Ezekiel the prophet received from God His name Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord is there. God described Israel’s future home, Jerusalem, saying, “And the name of the city…shall be, The Lord is there [Jehovah-Shammah].” It applied not only to the Lord of the old covenant, but equally to Jesus, the Lord of the new covenant. His name, “Immanuel,” like Jehovah-Shammah, means, “the Lord is with us” (See Isaiah 7:14). And it means at all times, in all places, under all circumstances, and for all of us, God is ever available and ever present! David proclaimed: “I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me and your strength will support me” (Ps 139:7-10 NLT). Do you remember as a child how fear, loneliness, and helplessness disappeared when you were in your mom’s or dad’s presence? In Israel’s deepest despair God’s response was always, “I am with you.” Those words guaranteed that their needs would always be met! And today God is saying to you, “I’m with you,” and “neither death, life, angels, spirit-powers, present or future fears, height, depth, nor anything else in all creation will ever separate us” (Ro 8:38-39). That promise extends to all God’s redeemed children—reach out and grasp it.

Devotional// Word For You Today 🙂

Until next time, stay blessed. Jesus loves you 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Release Unto God

Don’t allow anything or anyone to come in between your relationship with God.

Matthew 5:23-25

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Key Points on Forgiveness: These are a few things I’ve learned about forgiveness throughout my walk with God. Unforgiveness is a disease that is rapidly spreading in the body of Christ. It’s hindering us from doing what God has called us to do. Unforgiveness binds you with those who hurt you. You give them power over your life. Don’t lose sleep over anyone. I’ve done it but I’ve learned from it. It’s not worth it. Afterall, they will live their lives and you will sit and cry over spilled milk. Everyone you encounter is for a purpose. You may not always understand the encounter but it was for a purpose far beyond your understanding. Walk in freedom. Pray for those that have hurt you. Understand that you have hurt someone before. We are sinner’s in need of a Savior daily. Surrender the area of struggle to God. Sometimes, people stop talking to you because they are personally struggling with something and many times, it has nothing to do with you. All you can do is pray for them. If you want to reach out to them, feel free to but if they don’t respond, just pray for them. Allow the peace of God to reign in your life. Don’t allow anything to come in between your relationship with God. It’s honestly not worth it. Release the people that hurt you. Say their names. Know that God is in control. Unforgiveness creates a bridge that hinders you from seeing the work of God in your life. Forgiveness is not to heal the person that hurt you but rather forgiveness displays the love of Christ in you. If God can forgive you daily and you are a child belonging unto Him, forgiveness is a must. Wholeness is found in Christ. He is the mender of broken hearts. So come as you are into his presence. Rest in God’s presence. If it means deactivating your social media to focus on God, do it.

Thank you for taking the time to listen. God bless you. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in God’s word. Don’t allow anything to hinder your relationship with God. God is with you. He cares, loves and has a plan for you 🙂

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Run The Race

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Dreamer

“Joseph had a dream…and they hated him.”
Ge 37:5 NKJV

THOUGHTS FOR DREAMERS

First, dreamers are willing to make tradeoffs. When God puts a dream in your heart you’ll have to make certain tradeoffs, like forfeiting popularity for the pursuit of excellence and short-term pleasure for long-term fulfillment. Paul understood this principle: “The Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me” (Ac 20:23-24 NKJV). Second, dreamers aren’t always appreciated. “Joseph had a dream…he told it to his brothers; and they hated him.” Some people won’t appreciate your dream because it reminds them they’ve never had a dream, or that they have abandoned their dream. And when they try to talk you out of your dream, often they’re trying to talk themselves back into their comfort zone. They will present you with every “rational” excuse they’ve ever given themselves. So how should you respond? Love them, help them if you can, but don’t be influenced by those who have given up on their dream. Author John Mason says, “If you move with God you’ll be critiqued. The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing.” Third, dreamers are overcomers. Joseph’s dream enabled him to overcome temptation at the hands of Potiphar’s wife, betrayal by his family, false imprisonment, and a lot of other things that cause us to quit. God’s purpose alone should be the stuff of which your dream is made. To discover your dream, get to know yourself: your strengths and weaknesses. Observe where God has placed you, seek His counsel, and look for opportunities and “kingdom connections.” When you do, He will give you a dream for your life and help you fulfill it.

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

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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My Identity Is Found In Christ

Discovering Identity

In the kingdom, knowing Him is knowing yourself. This is how you discover your true, godly, kingdom identity. Notice the exchange between Peter and Jesus. When Peter has the revelation that Jesus is the Christ, look at what he was rewarded with. Jesus looked into the DNA and the future of Peter, pointed his finger and said, “YOU ARE PETER (Peter means “rock”) and on THIS rock I will build my church.”

When Peter discovered who Jesus was, he discovered who he was (identity) and what he was born for (destiny). This is true kingdom identity! This moment would stay with Peter for the rest of his life, no doubt for the hard times, but to also give thanks in the satisfied moments of his life’s work. God wants the same for you and make this invitation to answer the question, “Who do you say that I am?” How you answer will unlock identity and destiny – Get ready!

Devotional//Chris Estrada (Kingdom Identity)

God bless you all. Have a great day 🙂

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Moving Forward

 

“Don’t keep going over old history…be present.”
Isa 43:18 TM

YOU CAN START AGAIN

Although it’s true that we all fail, here’s something worth remembering: You can fail successfully. How? By learning from your failures and growing stronger and wiser through them. Surrendering your future to your past just means you drown in remorse and hopelessness. But if you practice “failing forward,” you can experience future success. So acknowledge your failings, see yourself cleansed by the blood of Jesus, let go of your disappointment in yourself, and get up and try again. At one point in Elijah’s life, he got so depressed that he prayed he might die: “‘I have had enough, Lord,’ he said. ‘Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors’” (1Ki 19:4 NIV). Later when he was strengthened by God’s grace, he emerged from his depression a new man with a new mission in life (See vv. 15-16 NIV). After he’d denied Christ openly, Peter was forgiven. Despite his weakness he was restored, and became the apostle who would “strengthen his fellow apostles” and build the New Testament Church (See Lk 22:31-32). It’s not a matter of how badly or how often you’ve failed—it’s a matter of what God can make you when you accept His grace, get up again, and allow Him to empower you to do better. Peter is proof that God takes us when we are weak, and speaks and acts through us in ways that bring glory to Him alone! (See 1Co 1:28). Will God sometimes correct you? Yes, He’s a good parent, but He won’t discard you. So the word for you today is—you can start again.

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

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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