Video: The Best Definition Of Salvation And Evangelism – Justin Bieber 2020

This guy owns my internet for now. He’s my #PersonOfTheMonth and I’m glad it’s in my birth month all this is happening. Happy for his salvation and evangelism style ☺ And his wife @haileybieber, a sweeeeeet gal! I vote his documentary #Seasons & this interview with @zanelowe BEST USE OF INTERNET 2020! Thank You Jesus!

How Do You Lead A Simple Life?

We live in such simple times, yet finding happiness is much more complicated.

How can this be, when looking at our everyday lives, we have literally the entire world at our fingertips. We can search how many centimeters are in a mile, how to spell correctly, how to cook; heck there’s even a WikiHow tutorial on how to kiss.

Yet, we aren’t satisfied.

We throw our phones when they crash. We throw a fit when the internet’s down. We flip off the person carefully driving. We groan when the printer’s too slow. We roll our eyes when there is “nothing to eat,” because apples, milk, and cereal don’t count as food. We swerve through traffic. We don’t hold the door open. We don’t thank those who hold the door open for us. We briskly pass past the men in the red aprons that read “Salvation Army” in white stitch: we’re just trying to get our groceries and get the hell home. We snark hellish things, just to get a good laugh from a crowd of people we don’t care about.

Yet, we continue to ask ourselves, “why me?” We desperately search for the answer to this devastating question by drowning ourselves in everything any podcast, book, or youtuber titles as self-care or self-help. We meditate, journal, list five things we’re grateful for daily, read, find new creative outlets to express ourselves, cut out any toxicity in our lives, drown ourselves in work, drink more water, eat healthier, start working out, take days to ourselves to reset. We start to shut out friends once they’ve wronged us and we declare them “toxic” because our self help book told us that’s the only way to grow. We leave our spouses or girlfriends or boyfriends and friends because a podcast said we “deserve better” which translates into not wanting to communicate because we feel a sense of entitlement. If not, then the reason is that they “no longer serve a purpose.”

Yet, after all this searching, we find ourselves still not happy. We look around us, and we’ve shut out all of our friends, our significant others, and even family. We’re frustrated and confused thinking, “I’m doing everything this book/podcast/youtuber said.”

Imagine if it wasn’t this complicated.

Well, it isn’t. We just have to look. If we focus on the microscopic things, we’ll only set our sights on the negatives. Yet there’s so much to be happy about. We get to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. We get to drink water. We sleep in a bed, under a roof. We’re able to get jobs. We can walk. We can talk. We can communicate. We can see. We can hear. We can drive. You have a phone, tablet, or computer that you can read this article on with internet. Happiness can be found in the simplest things, and it’s when we overlook them that we aren’t happy.

This beautiful post about positivity and happiness in our daily lives is inspired by Jaelyn Decena.

How We Can Use a Secular Holiday to Celebrate God’s Love: Valentine’s Day

There is no right or wrong way for Christians to conduct themselves on Valentine’s Day that is different from any other day of the year. There are, however, attitudes and actions that we should adopt in honor of the day of love.

You can find the internet littered with articles and entries on the origin of Valentine’s Day: who St. Valentine was, or if he inspired the holiday. Those are trivial details. As it is today, whether or not it was ever religious, Valentine’s Day is a secular holiday for which Hallmark sells a lot of greeting cards, candy stores sell a lot of chocolate, and florists sell a lot of bouquets.

It is not important that you support, condemn, or ignore the consumerism associated with Valentine’s Day. It is important, however, that we, as Christians, consider how and why we should celebrate Valentine’s Day rather than restrict our views to the romantic exploitation of the secular world.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27.

On Valentine’s Day, if there is a void in someone’s life where love should be, that emptiness is magnified by expectation. Think about your widowed grandmother or your divorced uncle. Seek out those who don’t have a home or a family or those who are caught in a cycle of poor decisions. Take the time to express love to those who feel unlovable.

Be thankful in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

Valentine’s Day is a reminder of how we have been loved and who has loved us. Let your parents and grandparents know that you are grateful to have them as examples of how to love your own children and spouse. Call your friends to tell them how much you appreciate the love you’ve shared through laughter, shopping sprees, Harry Potter marathons, and sleepovers. A faithful source of love is precious, and whether it is familial, platonic, or romantic, it has the capacity to inspire, encourage, and heal.

I have found the one whom my soul loves. Song of Solomon 3:4.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other is not wrong. I hope that I have not given you that impression. Romantic love is a gift from God, and he wants us to revel in the love that He shows to us by giving us another person to know and love in a holy, intimate way. Yes, Valentine’s Day can be a cheesy time to celebrate your relationship. I say go ahead and cheese it up.

Too often, we ignore the opportunity to share Christ’s love through the simplest actions. Our faith sends us into the world to love unconditionally, but if we are not exhibiting that love, how are we going to make disciples in His name? Let Valentine’s Day serve as a reminder of God’s love and the command He has given us to show love to others.

Why Won’t This Pain Stop: Useful Bible Verses

No one likes pain. And for some, it feels unending. Pain can be physical, and it can be emotional. And yet, all pain hurts. And it leaves us asking questions; wondering why God allows our pain.

Why Am I in Pain, God?

Before sin entered the world there was no pain and suffering, and no death (Genesis 3:17-18). Once Adam and Eve sinned, there were consequences. We have pain because we live in a fallen world. When Adam and Eve sinned, it changed everything.

Often, when we’re in pain the enemy sees our weakened state and he finds it the perfect time to attack. He whispers lies to us that feel true:

God is punishing you.

If God loved you, you wouldn’t be in pain.

God is tired of you.

And when we’re in pain, we aren’t able to process things and focus on what God’s Word says.

Remember, Pain Isn’t Punishment from God

Jesus told us in the world we would have trials and tribulation, but we could be of good cheer because he has overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Even God’s own son suffered. He was severely beaten and rejected. And then when he hung on the cross, he suffered the pain and humiliation of dying as a criminal would. (Matthew 27: 32-56)

When Satan was tempting Jesus in the wilderness, he used God’s Word to refute him. We can do the same. God’s Word is part of your spiritual armor to refute the lies of Satan.

God’s Word is also his love letter to us. He wrote it for instruction and for reflection. He did not leave us comfortless in our pain, but left us his Word.

Let’s look at verses you can hold onto when you feel like the pain won’t stop:

Verses for When You’re Grieving

Psalm 56:8 God keeps track of all my sorrows. He collects all my tears in a bottle. He records each one in His book.

Psalm 34:18 God is close to the brokenhearted. He’s so close he can hear your heartbeat.

John 11:35Jesus wept. When Jesus was with his friends Mary and Martha, even though he knew he would raise their brother Lazarus from the dead, Jesus wept. He showed empathy.

Revelation 21:4 God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 We don’t grieve like those who have no hope. One day we will see loved ones who have trusted in Jesus. This world is not all there is.

Verses for When You’re Battling Chronic Illness

Luke 12:7 We are so precious to God that he even knows how many hairs are on our heads. When we are sick, it’s easier to believe Satan’s lies. So we need to remember how much we matter to God. And that there will be an end to our suffering.

Matthew 10:29-31 God knows when even a sparrow falls. When I took a walk and saw a tiny sparrow on the ground, I was struck by realizing the God of the whole universe knows when that tiny creature fell.

Romans 8:32 If God loved us enough to spare his own Son, he will give us all things. What could we possibly need that would measure up to that sacrifice?

Proverbs 3:5-6 God wants us to trust him with our whole heart. To not try to understand what is going on. We have finite minds but God’s mind is infinite. So we won’t be able to understand some things till we are in heaven.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and our strength and he is our present help when we are in trouble. This gives us so much comfort.

Verses to Remind You of God’s Presence in Your Pain

Hebrews 13:5 When we hurt, we sometimes feel alone, but Jesus said he would never leave us, nor forsake us.

Psalm 42:8 The Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime: and his song will be with me in the night. God is with us 24/7.

1 John 4:13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us his Spirit.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. We will experience God’s peace in our pain and that peace is directly from God.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. God is that close to us. All we need to do is call on him.

Verses to Remind you That You Matter to God

John 15:13 There is no greater love than the love Jesus showed by dying for us, his friends.

1 Peter 5:7 God tells us to cast our cares on him because he cares for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 God has plans for us, plans for good and not evil; plans to give us a future and a hope.

Hebrews 4:16 God tells us we can draw near to his throne to receive help in time of need. What a loving Father.

Philippians 1:6 God started a work in us and he’s going to continue it till we look like Jesus.

Isaiah 40:28 Though the enemy wants us to believe God gets tired of us and our pain, it says that God does not grow weary. He’ll never be tired of us. He made heaven so we can be with him eternally

A Prayer for When You’re in Pain

Father God, we know there is pain in this fallen world. You told us there would be. And we know the enemy of our souls wants to torment us. Remind us of your truths, Lord. Let us reflect on them. And wrap ourselves up in them when we are in pain, or we feel alone. You said in Numbers 23:19, that you are not a man that you should lie. If you said something, you will do it, if you spoke it, you will make it good. Thank you for always answering us when we call. And thank you that you said in Romans 8:27 when we don’t know what to pray that the Holy Spirit will pray for us. Thank you, God, that no matter what we go through, you will always be there. We pray this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

The Dean Schooled Them: Make a Wise Decision

One night four college kids stayed out late, partying and having a good time. They paid no mind to the test they had scheduled for the next day and didn’t study.

In the morning, they hatched a plan to get out of taking their test. They covered themselves with grease and dirt and went to the Dean’s office.

Once there, they said they had been to a wedding the previous night and on the way back they got a flat tire and had to push the car back to campus.

The Dean listened to their tale of woe and thought. He offered them a retest three days later. They thanked him and accepted his offer.hat time.

When the test day arrived, they went to the Dean. The Dean put them all in separate rooms for the test. They were fine with this since they had all studied hard. Then they saw the test. It had 2 questions.

1) Your Name __________ (1 Points)

2) Which tire burst? __________ (99 Points)
Options – (a) Front Left (b) Front Right (c) Back Left (d) Back Right

The lesson: always be responsible and make wise decisions.

God’s Approval vs. Man’s Approval – Which Matters More?

Most of us are quick to answer this question with “God’s approval”. But is that really the truth? Man’s approval can challenge our hearts.

God has a great call on each of us to achieve a unique purpose during our lifetime. However, I believe that many of us have no idea what this call or purpose looks like for us. Today I can help give some clarity in this. Are you ready? The first step in understanding your unique purpose in life is to set your focus entirely on gaining God’s approval. It is that simple!

If you decide in your heart that your focus is to be pleasing toward God and you care about His approval above all else, He will begin to lead you into the purpose that He has for your life!

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13

What I’m sharing in this post sounds simple so far, doesn’t it?

Seek God’s approval and follow Him above man’s approval. Then, in turn, He will show you your purpose! Truthfully this isn’t extremely difficult to understand or to apply. However, where the challenge comes into play is when people get brought into the mix. Family, significant others, friends, managers, pastors, and others can unintentionally get in the way of us seeking God’s approval first.

Due to the influence these individuals have in our lives, we often begin seeking their approval above God’s approval. The moment you shift your priority from seeking God’s approval to focusing on man’s approval, you will step further from God’s purpose for your life.

Yet at the same time, many even among the leaders believed in Jesus. But because of the Pharisees, they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear, they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God. – John 12:42-43

The desire to be loved and noticed is within each of us. When we are seeking God’s approval above all else, people see where we are going and often want to help, or they want to acknowledge how well you are doing, or even push us in the ‘right direction.’ Often this leads us to want more of man’s approval. We enjoy the attention. I completely understand this, and it is a battle that we all face. (Please note: The solution is not to avoid people altogether; people are part of every believer’s calling. Mentors and an inner circle of friends are from God to lead us to our purpose.)

How can I seek God’s approval above man’s approval?

When we get around the people that God has placed in our lives, we need to remember that, above all, we are first seeking God’s approval for our lives. If we have the right people close to us in our lives, they will encourage us to seek God’s approval above theirs.

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak. Not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. – 1 Thessalonians 2:4

Let’s each decide to seek God’s approval above the approval of men so we can continue to walk in His calling and fulfill the purpose that He has for our lives. You may be rejected by some, but if you are accepted by One, you have all you need. Stay faithful and seek God’s approval above man’s approval. As a result, you’ll step more into the purpose that God has on your life.

NB: I normally say this to my friends and followers, you don’t need a large crowd to be aware you doing well. You just need one person and you good to go. This year is a year of pleasant surprises, let’s keep seeking the approval of God over the approval of men in our lives. When God steps in your life, He changes everything and it’s permanent, but when men steps in, disappointment is sure to happen.

Right now I want to give you the opportunity to come to our Lord Jesus Christ if you haven’t given your life to Him. He is the only one that will step in to your life and change it for good. Please say this after me:

Lord Jesus, I thank you for your love and mercy over my life. I believe you came to this world to die for my sins and gave me the gift of salvation. Today I accept you as my Lord and Saviour in Jesus name Amen.

If you just said this words, I welcome you to the family of Christ. Expect uncontainable blessings and favour in your life in Jesus name.

Happy Sunday!

Lots of appreciation and credit to Alex Sanfilippo.

God First, God Always!

Hey guys!

I will appreciate if I have your deepest attention on this post. It is what most of us go through eveyday as we try to get closer to God. Please read through, digest it, and share.

I only realized to record my awareness of this last night, but I feel closer to God when I vocally/verbally say my prayers rather than saying them in mind. Are you the same way? Every now and then I have a hard time mindfully praying especially in the early morning and night before sleeping. It’s because many other thoughts will compete with what I’m trying to tell God and I will not be successful at actually finishing the prayer. Instead I’ll either drift off to sleep or not sleep at all because I have these other random thoughts not properly dealt with. If I pay attention to those thoughts, my focus will not be on Him 100%. Anyway, I was laying in bed mindfully talking to God and all of a sudden doubt welled up in me. Maybe because I was laying down and not sitting up so I wasn’t completely in humility mode. If anyone here sends me prayer requests, I will usually type it up because it’s how I show that I really care and that I actually did pray for you. Typing it up comes more naturally to me than literally saying it because I’ve journaled my prayers for so long. Verbalizing/vocalizing them is something I’m getting better at. But for my friends who need help connecting with God on a deeper level, try literally saying them if you’ve never made it a habit, and always begin with praise and worship, then thanks, and confession, and lastly bring up your requests and all other desires…ACTS – Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. This order will help you build a deep humility, which is perfect when you’re asking the LORD for anything, you’ll have more peace, hope, and faith that He heard you and that your prayers will be answered. 💗🙏🏼

Important:

Also if you want to give your life to Christ, say this after me: Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gift of salvation and grace. I believe truly you came to die for my sins. Today, I make you my Lord and personal saviour in Jesus name. Amen!

2 Keys to Get Rid of Strife and Live in Peace

God created us to have relationships. The most important relationship is the one we have with Him through our faith in Christ. And when we have a healthy, personal, intimate connection with God, we can have great relationships with the people in our lives.

It’s God’s will for us to live in peace and harmony with one another. 1 Peter 3:11 (AMP) says we must search for peace [with God, with self, with others] and pursue it eagerly [actively – not merely desiring it].

Having peace with others doesn’t mean we won’t ever disagree, but we must do it respectfully and avoid strife!

The dictionary defines strife as “bickering, arguing, a heated disagreement, or an angry undercurrent.”

Strife is a terrible evil spirit that creates this atmosphere, and it’s one of the greatest threats to the body of Christ. It makes you miserable and causes bickering, arguing—all sorts of things that offend people. You can sense it in the room, but nobody wants to confront it.

Strife is a trap the devil lays to destroy marriages, businesses and even churches.

It’s very important to understand strife, how dangerous it is, and how to stand against it.

The Common Culprits of Strife

Many things can cause strife, but two causes the Bible mentions are jealousy and greed. Proverbs 28:25 says, A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Now, if you truly trust God, I can tell you there’s no need for you to ever be jealous of anybody. If you believe God loves you and has a plan for your life, and if you believe that His timing is always right, there is no need to envy a single person.

People who are greedy—who are never satisfied with what they have and always want more—stir up strife for a couple of reasons.

1. “I want this, I want that…”

Your wants can cause strife, whether it’s for a promotion, a material thing, or even a ministry. Many times people get into “works of the flesh” (trying to achieve things in their own power instead of God’s).

James 4:1 says, What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts…originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members? When you covet what others have, your desires go unfulfilled. (AMPC)

2. “If I only had (fill in the blank) I’d be happy.” Think about this for a moment: How consistently content are you? Are you constantly telling God, “If only I had (this or that) I’d be happy”?

When people are dissatisfied, they tend to cause trouble. Think about how easy it is to be resentful and stir up strife when you don’t get what you want. You can get critical of others real quick, but it’s not other people or circumstances that make you unsatisfied. It is a lack of trust that God will provide what is best for you. (See Psalm 37:4)

Two Ways to Keep Strife Out of Your Life

Consider who you spend your time with. I want to ask you a question: What kind of character do your friends have? Think about the people you eat lunch with at work or those you consider your closest friends. Do they gossip? Are their attitudes generally negative or positive?

Now, we aren’t supposed to cut ourselves off from everybody who isn’t a Christian, and there will be people you need to reach so you can lead them to Christ. But I always tell people, “Make sure you are affecting the people you spend time with instead of letting them infect you.” There’s a big difference.

Guard your heart. You are influenced and become like those you spend time with and what you open your heart to. For example, when I’m around someone who is negative, I guard my heart because you cannot leave the doors of your heart wide open to people who are greedy, jealous, critical or judgmental. If you’re open to that stuff, it’s more likely you will pick up those negative attitudes and mindsets.

Here’s the Bottom Line on Strife

Being greedy, covetous and jealous is actually a very serious sin. Exodus 20:17 says, You shall not covet… It’s not God’s will for us to want what other people have.There’s nothing wrong with thinking of things you want to have one day. But it becomes wrong when you have a bad attitude attached to it.

When you see someone who has something you want, instead of being jealous about what they have, ask God to help you be genuinely happy for them. In the meantime, keep all the strife out of your life and be a blessing wherever you go.

Credit: Joyce Meyer

Trusting and Pursuing God is Like Walking The Labyrinth

This is a guest post from Jennifer Swets
The process of walking through a labyrinth can quiet the mind. It can connect us to the depths of our being so we can remember who we are.

My life looks like one big labyrinth. Beautiful in concept. Awe-inspiring from afar. But at a closer look, one finds a series of twists and turns that have no end in sight. Somedays I am excited to see where the path will lead, and other days I am like a stubborn child. My heels dug in, not wanting to take the next step forward. Other days I swear the center is mocking me.

Standing at the beginning of a labyrinth, all you can see is uncertainty.

You can’t fathom the end. You have no idea where the middle is. And have no clue where the twists and turns will take you. Soon you realize there is no short cut to get to the center. Kind of like the journey through healing where feelings of fear and uncertainty rule the process.

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that represents wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and spiral into a purposeful path. Unlike a maze where many choices must be made to find the end, a labyrinth has only one option. The option to enter or not. Once in, the path takes you to the center and then back out again. All you have to do is have trust and keep going.

Ha! “All you have to do.” Trust. Keep going. Is that all?

The thought of even entering has me running the other way! Trust does not come easy to me and “keep going” is hard when all I want to do is lay down and give up.

And going to the center of yourself is scary! Heck, there are some days I don’t like to look in the mirror in fear of what’s staring back, let alone journey to the center of my being and settling there for a while. Or at times, avoiding the center all together in fear of what I would find there.

What if I find something I don’t want!

Or worse.

Find something I forgot I longed for.

The process of walking through a labyrinth quiets the mind and opens the soul. It connects us to the depths of our being so we can remember who we are. Through our choices, other people’s actions, hurt or trauma our identity may be lost, forgotten or abandoned. But this healing process reminds us that at our center is our true identity. An identity made in the image of God.

Colossians 3:10 ESV “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”

God will be there with us.

Walking with us during the journey of healing and carrying us when we want to lay down and give up.

Scripture tells us “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

Take note through your journey of healing that a power higher than you is with you. Guiding you forward. There may be stops, pauses or full-on sprints but know God is with you along the way. To restore you to your true self at the center of your being. Just trust and keep on going.

NB:

This is an opportunity for you to know God more by giving your life to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.

Repeat after me, “Say Father! Thank you for all you’ve done for me, I believe you came to earth to die for me and my short comings. Thank you for salvation. Have mercy on me as I retrace myself back to you”. Amen!

Being Renewed In Jesus Christ is Enough

This is a guest post from Joshua Reid.


Jesus Christ is enough. Spending time with Him, through praise and worship, reading the Bible, prayer and listening leads to being renewed.

A.W. Tozer once said, “It is simply not enough to know about God. We must know God in increasing levels of intimacy that lifts us up above all reason and into the world of adoration and praise and worship.” We must be renewed in Him.

What does it mean to be renewed in Christ?

Throughout the New Testament, we see not only Jesus Christ but also the Apostles and even Paul himself speak on this topic.

Colossians 3:9-10 (NKJV) says, “9. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10. And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…”

As Christians, we are called to let our old sinful flesh die and become a new creation in Christ but it’s not easy. When we first begin our walk with God, it can become easy for us to indulge in the desires of our flesh but here’s the thing:

As we grow in our walk with God, renewing our hearts and minds should be paramount.

One story in the Bible that talks about being renewed in Christ is the story of Paul and how he went from killer of the Christians to becoming one of its most prominent speakers of the Gospel.

Through Paul’s life, we see the power of God and how He renews us and restores us, particularly when we feel that we are pursuing God’s calling for our lives and He corrects our misconceptions.

Through examining Paul’s life and how he went from a murderer of the followers of Jesus to one of Christ’s Apostles, there are several lessons we can learn about what it means to have renewal in Jesus Christ.

1). God will show us a different perspective on who He is

Acts 9:5-6 (NKJV) says, “5. And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads. 6. So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’ Then the Lord said to him ‘Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.’”

In this passage of Scripture, we see how God is already beginning to correct Saul’s misconception of who He is. To Saul, those that followed Jesus were straying from the faith of their families and following a heretical teaching.

Later within the chapter, Saul’s sight restores to him through the disciple Ananias. When his sight restores, the first thing Saul did was get baptized. Then he spent time with the disciples in Damascus.

“Changing a person’s reality comes from changing a person’s mentality.”

Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) says, “16. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”

2). Through faith, Christ lives within us.

Galatians 2:20 (NKJV) says, “20. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

This year, make it a compulsory action to win more souls to the kingdom of God. Also try as much as possible to do God’s will, in as much we live in a troubled and tempting world. We are different.

If you haven’t given your life to Christ and you reading this, I welcome you into the family of Jesus our Saviour. Accept Him as your Lord and Saviour.

When you believe that the blood that Jesus shed on the cross was for you, you then receive the life of Jesus in you. You are now born-again.

A new level of Monday Motivation.

Dear God, I’m Ready For My Miracle

I’m ready to pass the test. I’m ready for the final result. I’m ready to close the chapter of pain and loss. I’m ready to heal from my past heartbreak. I’m ready to close that door forever. I’m ready to put an end to the stormy days and the lonely nights. I’m ready for you to reveal to me the reasons behind my struggles. I’m ready for the blessings that you’ve kept me waiting for. I’m ready for the blessings that follow every hardship.

I’m ready to accept your blessings. I now feel like I deserve them. I now have faith in you and your plans. I will be able to cherish the blessings you bring me. I will be able to appreciate the little things and be grateful for them because I know how hard it was to get them. I know how hard it was without them. I’ve learned not to take your blessings for granted.

I’m ready for your miracle because I think I learned my lessons. I think I’m becoming the person you wanted me to become. I think I’m closer to you more than ever now. I know you’re my healer. I only run to you when I’m confused. I only talk to you when I’m sad. I’m ready for your miracle because I know you heard me and my prayers. I know you want to see me happy and I know you want what’s best for me and I’m ready for it. I’m the best version of myself these days and I am prepared to receive your best gifts.

I know this is my year. I know this is my time. I know this is the part of my story where everything changes for the better. I know this is the part of my story that takes me to a whole new universe.

Because you and I both know how hard the journey has been, how hard the past few years have been and how tired I am. We both know that I tried it all, fell down and got back up. We both know that things haven’t been easy or smooth. We both know that I almost gave up on myself and my life and we both know that I’ve used up all my energy and my strength to fight back and rise again. We both know that I only have very little left in me to fight or try again. We both know that anything more than that will be more than I can handle so this is where I leave it all up to you.

This is where I surrender to your power. This is where I sit back as you fight my battles. This is where I raise my hands and tell you that I’ve done my part and I can’t do this on my own anymore.

And I think, I believe , this is where you tell me that I’ve seen enough and dealt with enough and passed all your difficult tests so here’s my reward. Here’s my miracle. Here’s the blessings that will take all the pain away. Here’s the magic that happens when you have faith in me and allow me to finish your story. It’s always better than the one you had in mind. I’m full of beautiful surprises and I’m ready to unfold them to you one by one.

To everyone waiting and patient to recieve their breakthrough, I say to you today, your breakthrough is here already. Open your hearts and recieve it by faith!

Shake Off Your Problems

A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.

Lesson:

Keep pushing and trying the best way you can when life throws a dynamite to you. Keep moving!

Everyone Has a Story in Life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Lesson:

Don’t judge anyone without knowing the truth about them.

Be Kind To Others Even If It Hurts You

After reading this, you will be so amazed how the little boy reacted to the waitress.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

‘How much is an ice cream sundae?’

’500 Naira,’ replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of notes in it.

‘How much is a dish of plain ice cream?’ he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

’300 naira,’ she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the notes. ‘I’ll have the plain ice cream,’ he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 150 naira – her tip.”

Lesson:

Whatever situation you are in life, be kind. Try to be patient, try to be a servant in whatever environment you find yourself. Your reward might not be from human but God.

Don’t Insult The Things You Wish You Could Have

Something to nourish your thoughts.

One afternoon, a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from a lofty branch.

‘Just the thing to quench my thirst,’ he thought.

Taking a couple of steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. The fox tried again but still failed to reach them.

Finally, giving up, the fox turned his nose up and said, ‘They’re probably sour anyway,’ and walked away.”