Serving and keeping God’s commandments is not only a commitment but an act of love as well

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Serving and keeping God’s commandments is not only a commitment but an act of love as well

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:19

“For it makes no difference whether or not a man has been circumcised. The important thing is to keep God’s commandments.”
NLT

Friend, you have unique talents and abilities that God wants to use for His glory. Your act of love for God is expressed when you serve and keep His commandments. Don’t be dissatisfied with your giftings, but obey God and walk in them.

Serving God with your gifts and obeying his commandments should be a high priority in the life of the believer. This is not to say that you are under the law, but because of His amazing love for you, you can respond in love by serving others with your talents. While you are not trying to earn your righteousness, you should desire to be obedient to Him. Not because you are earning your salvation, but because you love Him.

1John 5:2-3 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” NKJV

You are to love God with all of your heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37). Serving and obeying God should not be burdensome because He loved you first. When you take flowers to your wife, you do not do so because you’re married. You do this out of love. In the same way, show your love and affection for God by being committed to witness, read the Bible, pray and love others.

Do you express your love to God by serving Him and others? Remember how God told us to discover a life worth living? Feel safe and secure in the arms of God’s redeeming power and undeniable love. Step out in obedience to Him and share the hope and love of God to this cold, dark world that does not have anything worth living for and sure does not offer anything worth dying for.

Life Lesson: Serving and keeping God’s commandments is not only a commitment but an act of love as well.

Dear Father,
Thank You for Your love that sets me free when I ask You to forgive me of my sins. Thank You for allowing me to come to You. Lord, I thank You for the talents and abilities You have given to me. Forgive me where I have envied someone else’s gifts while neglecting to use my own gifts. Help me to be grateful for the call You have for my life so that I can discover purpose and meaning the way You intended. Lord, thank You for Your patience with me. Help me bring hope to a lost and dying world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

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Your success is guaranteed

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YOUR SUCCESS
IS GUARANTEED

Everything required
for your success has already been done by God. The works were finished from the
foundation of the world. Now, when the Bible says that the works were finished
from the foundation of the world, as in Hebrew
4:3
, it’s important you recognize that this is the actual truth. Everything
concerning your success, health and prosperity has been taken care of. So, you
don’t have to struggle in life anymore.

You don’t
have to be defeated in life or give up hope. You don’t have to struggle for
anything. No wonder the Bible says we’ve entered into God’s rest (Hebrews
4:10). Everything you need for success and prosperity has been made available.

God wants
you to know that you’re not the poor trying to be rich; you’re the rich
discovering your inheritance. You’re not the sick trying to be healed, for the
genes of divinity are in you. Thus no sickness, disease or infirmity can thrive
in your body. You must have this consciousness. For the Christian, failure is
absolutely unnecessary. If you’d pay attention to God’s Word and make certain
to do what it says, you’ll never be defeated in life.

Believe today
and act as one who’s been established on the path of success and victory. You’re
not one merely trying to make ends meet. God made you a success ever before you
came on the scene. He made you a victor and ordained your prosperity before you
were born. No wonder He says in 1 Corinthians 3:21 that all things are yours. He
wants you to begin to enjoy all things. Nothing in this life is too good for
you, for you’re the seed of Abraham. Relate with, and function in this truth
today!

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You
and rejoice at Your Word that has made me realize Your eternal plans of honour,
prosperity, progress and victory for my life. I’m grateful to know that you’ve
already ordained me to shine daily in life, in Jesus Christ Name! Amen!

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May Our God The
Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus
Christ Name, Amen!

We are more than conquerors

No Greater LoveWE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS

Nay, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Romans 8:37)

To many people, the verse of the Scripture above simply
means that no matter what they face, they’ll conquer, but that’s a little blind
to the true meaning. To be “more than a conqueror” means that you’ve passed
conquering – you’ve grown past the level of conquering, because you conquered a
long time ago. You’re now living in the victory of Christ Jesus!

As a child of God, you don’t have to struggle or try to
overcome because you already overcame; you’ve won! Jesus said “Cheer up, I have
overcome the world” (John 16:33). When He overcame the world, you overcame the
world, for you were in Him. When He defeated satan and the cohorts of hell, you
were in Him, thus you defeated the devil and all his demons. Now that you’re
born again, you’re born into a life of victory. Don’t allow the circumstances
of life try to make you condescend to the level of trying to overcome anything;
you’re more than a conqueror. Let this be your way of thinking.

You’re not a victim but a victor. You won ever before there
was any battle. This is why 1 Timothy 6:12 referred to the fight of faith as a good fight.
You were declared winner ever before the fight! Become conscious of who you are
in Christ. You’re a victor in Christ Jesus. It’s no longer possible for you to
fail or be defeated in life, for the Greater One lives in you. He has made you
more than a conqueror.

CONFESSION

I’m a victor in
Christ Jesus. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I can
never fail or be defeated in life. My victory is assured in every circumstance
or situation I face! I’ve overcome the world and its systems. I’ve overcome
sickness, disease, death and the devil. I’m more than a conqueror.

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May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

 

We can make a difference in our community

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WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

If you keep quiet at a
time like this, help will come from heaven to the Jews, and they be saved, but
you will die and your father’s family will come to an end. Yet who knows –
maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen! (Esther 4:14)

Some people believe the only way they can be heard is by
being restive and protecting violently in public. This is wrong! We have to
learn the value, precipitation, and process of non-violent protests. God has
given us power to effect any change we desire (Acts 1:80), but we have to know
how to wisely present our cases before those in positions of authority to get
the desired results.

Sometime ago, a certain musicians gathered world leaders
together to make a decision. He wasn’t a president; he wasn’t even a politician,
yet he was able to pull this off. How? He recognized himself as somebody
special and took advantage of it. That’s the way we ought to think; let’s see
ourselves as special people, a man or woman of influence that can effect a
change. We have what it takes to make all the needed difference in our country.
From where you are, for example, you can write – letters, articles, and online
posts-anything constructive that can make a difference!

History is replete with stories of men and women who
inspired revolutions through their writings. This doesn’t mean writing
malicious things about people just to berate them, but penning constructive
suggestions that can improve the society and the country as a whole!

Perhaps you occupy a high position from where you can
influence major decisions, don’t hold back. Let no one intimidate you. Rather,
think like Esther, who through her position of influence circumspectly
presented her case before the king, and by so doing, delivered the children of Israel
from annihilation (Esther 4-5). By acting this way, you’ll not only stand for
the common good of others, but will also be inspiring godly example for
generations to follow.

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank You for granting me the wisdom, inspiration, motivation and ability to
conceive and execute divine ideas that’ll make Your country Nigeria a better
place. I thank You for making me a blessing and a giver, for You’ve granted
  me the grace to lift others high, in Jesus
Christ Name! Amen!

 

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May Our God The Almighty prosper
Nigeria and Israel and defend them from all their enemies in Jesus Christ Name,
Amen!