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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).

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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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Press On With Christ

Calm country road by a tree and farm fields

“We never give up.”
2Co 4:8 CEV

IF YOU PERSIST YOU’LL WIN

Before you quit and walk away, read the story of how Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in just fifty-two days: First, he sought God’s help. “We prayed to our God” (Ne 4:9 NIV). Second, he protected his vision. “We…posted a guard day and night to meet this threat” (v. 9 NIV). Third, he refused to quit. “Should a man like me run away?…I will not” (Ne 6:11 NIV). Gandhi said, “You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing there will be no results.” In spite of the obstacles, the enemy, and the pressure—Nehemiah refused to give up. And God honors people with such a spirit. Paul said, “Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us” (2Co 4:8-9 CEV). Thomas Edison gave the world electric light, microphones, storage batteries, sound films, phonographs, and a thousand other inventions. Here are the principles he lived by: (1) Work to obtain all the knowledge you can about what you want to achieve. (2) Fix your mind on your purpose. Persist! Seek! The trouble with most people is they quit before they start. (3) Keep searching, no matter how many times you meet with disappointment. (4) Refuse to be influenced by the fact that someone else tried the same thing and failed. (5) Stay “sold” on the idea that somewhere a solution to the problem exists, and you’ll find it.

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Posted by on July 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Work For The Lord

▸ Your assignment will not be the same as your brother or sister in Christ.

▸ Your assignment is not about you. It’s for God’s Glory

▸ The enemy will distract you in many ways throughout your journey because He is aware of the power and the anointing upon your life. He will send people your way to participate in his tactics for you. God has a plan but the enemy also has a plan for your life.

▸ Draw nearer unto God. Let the word of God be your food daily.

▸ Many times, throughout the journey, there may be seasons where it’s just you and God. ▸ Be Prayerful

▸ Surround yourself with a community of believers

▸ Don’t allow the enemy to create doubt in your mind about the plans has confirmed in His word towards you.

▸ Somedays, may feel difficult than others and you may want to give up but remember that God is with you.

▸ Spend time in worship. The Lord inhabits the praises of His people. Rejoice in God, your Savior.

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

God bless you all 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Live At Peace

“If…possible…live at peace with everyone.”
Ro 12:18 NIV

TRY TO MAKE PEACE

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God” (Mt 5:9 NKJV). Notice, God promised to bless peacemakers, not peace lovers. There’s a difference. Peacemakers pay the price; peace lovers enjoy the benefits. Sometimes you’ve got to confront people before you can comfort them. Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple because they were charging unfair exchange rates to those who bought lambs and turtledoves to offer as sacrifices to God. In most cases these were people who could least afford it, so Jesus decided to get involved. One of the names given to God is Jehovah-Shalom, “The Lord is our peace” (See Jdg 6:24). “Shalom” doesn’t denote the absence of trouble, but the peace of God in the midst of it. When we have an issue with someone, Jesus said we should take certain steps. First, go and try to resolve it privately. If that doesn’t work, take someone with you who can help. If that fails, take it to the church leadership. And if the person still refuses to be reconciled, then love them and leave them in God’s hands (See Mt 18:15-17). It may not be a How-to-Win-Friends-and-Influence-People approach to conflict resolution, but it’s God’s way. Paul said, “If…possible…live at peace with everyone.” For example, Paul was willing to forgo eating certain foods that were offensive to others (See 1Co 8:13), but he wasn’t willing to tolerate troublemakers in the church (See Ro 16:17). So you must know when to make waves, and when to make peace.

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Posted by on July 15, 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.

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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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Crowned With Glory

July Roses

The month of July: Rest, Refreshing, Overflow of Joy, Holiness, Completion, Peace.

Happy New Month of July. Yet another day and month, God has crowned us with for His Glory. The months of toiling is over. It’s time to rest in God. The days of trying to handle everything by your own power is over. Rest in the presence of God. You see, after God finished the work He was doing, He rested on the seventh day and made it Holy. The enemy will try to distract you but know that God has finished the work. Completion is found in Christ. Don’t wrestle. Rest in God your Savior. Continue to trust in Him and lean not on your own understanding because what He has promised will surely come to pass. Let the streams of living water refresh you in this month of July. In Isaiah 49:10, we are reminded that “He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.” This is a month of Joy. Don’t allow the enemy to steal your joy or anyone he sends to paralyze you. Praise God even when you don’t see your miracle. Rejoice in knowing God. You can call on His name. He listens and cares for you. The past months may have been difficult but God is bringing you to a place of rest. My cup will overflow. Oil of gladness. It has already begun and so shall it be for you. When we take a look at Genesis 8, we see that Noah opened a window he made in the ark and sent out a raven. Then follows a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. The dove could find no where to perch because there was water over all the surface of the Earth. Noah waited seven days to send the dove out again. Evening came, and the dove returned with a freshly plucked olive leaf. We are reminded that there Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. Dove is a representation of peace and Holy Spirit in the Bible. Olive leaf has a great symbolic value. In Psalm 52:8, we are compared to a olive tree. “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” Beautiful, unwavering, graceful, extensive in it’s root, producing rich oil. That’s an olive tree. That’s what God sees of us. May this month of July be a fruitful month for you. Joyful Celebration.

Key Verses:

*Genesis 8:1-14 : But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

6 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

13 By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

*Genesis 2: Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

*Deuteronomy 28: 1-7: If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

7 The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.”

Let your joy overflow. May the peace of God reign in your life. Remain in the secret place. May you be a blessing unto those you encounter in the month of July. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in Christ. God loves you.

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. -John 16:24

With love,

Karen 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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