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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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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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Run The Race

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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The Invitation

Come As You Are

Question of the day: Have you accepted Jesus as your personal, Lord and Savior?

You see, long before we chose to pursue Christ, He was already pursuing us. He genuinely pursues us daily. Filthy rags as we were, He still pursued us. Accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is not the end. It’s only the beginning of something new. I admit that it’s not an easy journey but God promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. God wants a relationship with each of His children. He showed us his love by sending His only Son Jesus to die on the Cross for you & I. He didn’t deserve it but He still took the nails for all of us. Accepting Jesus as your personal, Lord and Savior is a journey. It’s not going to be a bed of roses. You will go through trials in this life. Accepting Jesus as your personal, Lord and Savior is a free gift. You don’t have to pay for anything to accept this precious gift. It has been made available unto you. All you have to do is “declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.” God is desperate for you. Patiently waiting for you. In Revelations 3:20, Jesus said “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” I invite you to say the prayer of salvation.
Prayer Of Salvation: Lord, I come to you as I am. I admit that I am a Sinner. I repent of all of my sins. Come into my life and make me new. Cleanse every part of my being this day and forevermore. I accept you Lord as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice. Lord, I surrender all that I am to you today. I am yours, now and forevermore. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏🏿 Welcome to the family. I’ll be praying for you.

Until next time, stay blessed. Have a lovely day ❤️

With love,

Karen 🙂

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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There Is Joy In His Presence

Joy Of The Lord

Question of the day: Have you experienced the Joy of the Lord?
Joy is one of the fruit of the Spirit which is found in Galatians 5:22. Experiencing the joy of the Lord is not limited to the believers in the Bible. We are disciples, followers but first and foremost Children of God. As every mother will want to see their children happy, Christ desires for us to be filled with joy and gladness. There’s a difference between joy and happiness. Joy is internal, eternal, unshakeable , supernatural experience. Happiness is external. It is fickle. It based on conditions. If my man buys me that car, I’m happy. If he doesn’t, my day is ruined. If I get an A on my exam, I will be happy but if I get lesser than that, then I’m just going to sleep and talk to no one. When you have experienced the joy of the Lord, trials will come but you won’t allow it to dictate how your day will go. It won’t stop you from praising God. You release your cares and your burdens unto God. Having the joy of the Lord doesn’t mean you won’t cry or be frustrated at times. You are human. Jesus even wept. Having the joy of the Lord gives you a new found perspective on life.
In James 1:2, we are reminded that we should “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Trials will come but God is Greater than any circumstance that will come your way. You must seek Him. Don’t put God in a box. Seek His face at all times. Having the joy of the Lord is seen as fake to the world. Many will never comprehend how one can be facing a difficult trial in their lives but yet still they are living, praising and pursuing God. We are expected to be sad, and dwell on the situation for a long period of time. As you grow in your walk with God, you will look back on certain things and wonder why you stressed so much on that situation. It won’t bother you because you have a better understanding of things. You will learn the importance of putting your dependence on God and not on human beings like you. No one is perfect. Personally, a lesson I learned while back in college was leaning on God. I remember my first year in college, I was feeling really down and I called three of my friends at the time. No one responded but not that alone, they never got back to me. I had to call them a week after to see if they received my phone call. Sometimes, people say they are busy. The response that I received was as follows “I saw your call but I was busy and forgot to call you back”. Yes, things happen but I mean none of my friends called me back. It was really hard for me because I’m the one that’s either reaching out to my friends. Some of them are not texting/calling people as they say but this was a lesson I learned. I learned to cast my care to God. God must be my priority in every situation. He is not my last resort. For many of you, you are still learning this lesson. You find yourself calling someone every time you are faced with an issue. God is calling you to himself. He wants you to experience his presence in the midst of your trial. Your friends won’t always be there for you. They are humans with their own set of trials. When you learn to make God you focal point, you rest on his promises of never leaving you nor forsaking you. God is always at work in our lives whether you see it or not. He desires for all his children to experience joy in His presence. My prayer is that you will experience the joy of the Lord. He is waiting to fill his children up to the brim. He is the God who makes all things new. Ask the Lord to fill your heart/life with joy. I know He will.

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With love,

Karen 🙂

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Lead Your Children To Christ

“Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over.”
Dt 6:6-7 CEV

It’s not easy being a Christian parent in a world where peer pressure feels as if it’s crushing down on you at a million pounds per square inch; where values are at an all-time low and immorality at an all-time high. But with God’s help you can do it! To lead your children to Christ, do these five things: (1) Begin when they’re young, and read Bible stories to them each night. Let them hear you pray for them to know Jesus personally, constantly thanking Him for dying for their sins. (2) As you take them to church, explain what the various rituals and seasons (Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, Easter, and Christmas) represent, and why they’re observed and celebrated. (3) Be sensitive to every spiritual question they ask, and take the time to answer their questions in a way they can understand. (4) Have them watch Christian movies and cartoons that will present Bible truths on their level. (5) Trust the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom at the right time to present the gospel to them, and pray for their salvation continuously. On one occasion D. L. Moody reported “two and one-half conversions” at a service he conducted. Someone said, “I suppose you mean two adults and one child.” “No,” Mr. Moody replied. “I mean two children and one adult. The children can give their whole lives to God, but an adult has only half a life left to give.” And remember, the things we learn best are the things we hear most. So: “Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over.”

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Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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