Showing posts with label DAILY DEVOTION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DAILY DEVOTION. Show all posts

September 09, 2022

[Must read] How to avoid Heartbreak for yourself


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Is there anything like Self-imposed heartbreak? Yes, because more than 60% of ladies I have counseled on relationship problems open up to me that their male church member (brother) are having sex with them! 

This is very serious and painful! Once a lady accepts a proposal from a brother, the sister should let him prove his love for her by taking care of her without sex! Successful courtship requires prayer and wisdom. Any sister who allows her brother to have sex with her during courtship has no wisdom! Such individual is a victim and may soon become a sex slave.

 Unfortunately, no sex slave has ever had a say in any marital relationship! This  means, a brother can freely intimidate a sister who has become his sex slave with a breakup. As a matter of fact, what many sisters are experiencing today in courtship  is sexual slavery and sexual exploitation! Presently, it is true that sisters are more than brothers, but then sisters must be wise enought to say NO to sexual slavery and sexual exploitation! Marriage is not a requirement for making heaven! Do not allow any brother to lead you to hell in the name of courtship. Any brother who can no longer control his sexual urge in courtship should marry immediately!  

Read also: Why you should not go into premarital sex in Relationship

In courtship, God has made woman adorable enough for man to respect and honour!  Absolutely, courtship belongs to women! I was surprised when I observed during my counseling sessions that some ladies are actually slaves in courtship! Why? Because men who are yet to be their husbands are having sex with them.  

A Godly lady is a pacesetter in courtship, but once a sister allows a brother to have sexual intercourse with her, she is devalued! Ladies, do not allow any man to take your position in courtship! Don't sell your birthright to any man in courtship! Man proposes, but woman approves in courtship! So, let every woman remains the Chief Approving Officer (CAO) and man, Chief Proposing Officer (CPO) in courtship! Every sister must be careful not to approve premarital sex with her brother so that she doesn't lose her dominion as CAO! 

Unfortunately, most sisters have lost this position by allowing their brothers to have sex with them in courtship! Of course, in any courtship where the brother has taken over the CAO, the sister will weep and most likely suffer an heartbreak!  So, sisters be warned! When you allow a man to have sex with you without marriage, you are no more the CAO, but the CPO; a messanger position meant for men in courtship! What a disaster!  This is the reason many ladies are now running after brothers begging them to marry them because they have lost the thing that qualifies them as CAO! Many sisters are the one paying for the house rent of those brothers who are yet to marry them. If you are living well and you preserve yourself holy as a lady during courtship, you dont need to entice your brother with any material or financial gift for him to love and marry you! Rather,  your brother will lavish material and financial gifts on you!  

Read also: How to control your Sexual urges as a Christian

Men will continue to take advantage of those sisters who open their legs widely during courtship,  until they learn to obey God and stay clear of sex before marriage! No sane man will leave a sister who is sexually faithful and marry a junk! So, sisters, zip up in courtship! The heart break most sisters are experiencing in courtship today is due to their inability to say NO to premarital sex! The more your brother sleep with you in courtship, the less valuable you become! So, ladies and  sisters, stop self-imposed heartbreak by disallowing brothers (or whatever they call themselves) from sleeping with you in courtship! Say NO to sex before marriage! Say NO to premarital sex and remain an enviable treasure (Prob. 15:6)! If  you allow a man to sleep with you in courtship, you are at his mercy. He may decide to marry you, and he may decide not to marry you! Several sisters have narrated the kind of heartbreak they have suffered from men to me and behold, it was very painful indeed! But funny enough, in most cases, they are the root of their problems.

Many of them allow sex before marriage. Sisters, do not devalue yourselves! Do not make yourselves less relevant in courtship! I tell you, as long as you close your legs, that man will not go because no man wants to lose a treasure! May you not court a man who will turn you to a sex slave! May you not meet a man who will take heaven from you and replace with hell.

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October 15, 2018

[Daily Devotion] Your Giving Reflects God's Grace (Gospelcity Blog)

Your giving reflects God's grace.

Gospelcity Blog

On the off chance that you need to quantify the amount you comprehend effortlessness and the amount you're living by grace, take a measure at your giving.

The Bible says, "[7] Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
[8] And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: " (2 Corinthians 9:7-8 KJV).

Notice the "alls" in that Scripture: "all things," "consistently," "having everything that you require." Those are the guarantees identified with the individual who ends up like Christ. How is Christ? He is a provider. God cherished the world so much that he gave. Until the point that you figure out how to be liberal with your chance, cash, assets, and openings, you're not going to resemble Christ. Nothing is more prominent verification that you comprehend beauty than being affectionately benevolent and liberal to other individuals and to God.

In case you're edgy or cautious when your minister begins looking at giving, it implies you don't comprehend elegance. Take a gander at the Scripture once more. It says in the event that you give brightly and generously, God will deal with every one of your needs—constantly, all around, anyway you require them.

Here's the inquiry: Are you going to confide in the God who gave his life for you? In the event that you can confide in him enough for salvation, wouldn't you be able to confide in him in your funds?

Truly, you truly don't claim anything. God just advances it to you for 70 or 80 years. It's all his in any case.

God does that with us. He provides for us liberally. At that point he says, "Lead an existence of appreciation. Be liberal in giving, including your tithe." Does God require the cash? No. He needs you to end up like him. He needs you to show at least a bit of kindness that says, "I can hardly wait to give in each zone."

Romans 8:32 says, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (KJV).

The truth of the matter is, you can state you adore God and sing that you trust God and put him first, yet your checkbook is the place you can indicate exactly the amount God's effortlessness intends to you.

[Daily Devotion] God can restore you after you sin (Gospelcity blog)

God restores you after you sin.
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"Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.(KJV).

When you turn into a devotee to Christ, you are conceived again into God's family, and you can't be unborn. In spite of the fact that the cooperation with God can be harmed by transgression, the relationship is still there. You're just a single step far from returning. 

Anyway, what would it be advisable for you to do when you sin? Single word: Return! Return to Christ. It's that basic. 

Isaiah 1:18 says, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (KJV). 

If at any point there were a wrongdoing you'd believe was indefensible, it would deny Jesus three times on the night he was sold out. Yet, Jesus knew Peter would deny him, and he even knew Peter would return to him. Actually, before it even occurred, Jesus said to Peter in the Upper Room, "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." (Luke 22:32 KJV). 

Jesus realized that Peter's service would be more viable after his dissent than it was previously. Also, beyond any doubt enough, it was! Subside composed two of the books of the Bible called 1 and 2 Peter. At that point he imparted his diaries to a relative, and that is the good news of Mark. 

You may believe God's overlooked you. He hasn't. The Good Shepherd leaves the 99 sheep to pursue the one. He knows how you've fallen away. Regardless of whether it's occurred through one mammoth advance or a progression of frivolous advances that have abandoned you not as near Christ as you used to be, you have to supplicate what David asked when he returned to God in the wake of submitting infidelity. He stated, "Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. " (Psalm 51:12 KJV). David did not need to supplicate, "God, reestablish to me my salvation," since he hadn't lost his salvation. He had lost the delight. 

Why not return home to Christ today?

November 05, 2017

Daily Devotion - Advance God's Kingdom (Day 28)

From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. (Isaiah 48:6-7)  
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Most of the world does not understand the kingdom that has been disclosed to us by the Spirit of God.  This kingdom can only be understood as God reveals himself to us. And so many Christians, even though they have some knowledge of God, are still ineffective and unfruitful in their knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Since the time is short, it is imperative that those who are consumed by the Word of God focus their will on being empowered by the Holy Spirit to advance the kingdom of God.  God has shown all of this to us for a purpose.  We are to be engaged, allowing God to work, advance, and move his interests forward through us.  We are exhorted to excel in grace living and grace giving.  We must continually monitor what is consuming our time, talent, and treasure.  God is going to hold us accountable for the revelation that he has given to us.

Because our story has yet to be completed, it may be that God still has hidden things to reveal to us for the purpose of engaging us in further kingdom activity.  We serve a God who is awesome in power and who is able, according to scripture, to do more than we can ask, think, or imagine, according to his immeasurable power that is at work in us.  As we accomplish the tasks he has given us, we qualify ourselves for use, by the master, for additional works that he has prepared for us to do.     

Heart Deposit: 
As you spend time in God’s Word, what is he revealing to you?  What difference is this making in your life?  In the lives of others?

Related Verses:
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”  Psalm 145:13

September 21, 2017

Daily Devotion - Guard your heart (Day 20)

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
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Truly, our behavior springs from our hearts!  That is why it is critical that we spend time immersed in God’s Word every day.  God’s Word will protect our hearts from being consumed with the things of this world. This is the only way we can obtain a perspective which properly balances temporal and eternal concerns in life.  This perspective will impact what we do and do not do in this world.  We must soak our hearts in the Word of God!  And that takes time.  I like to call it “heart time.”

The ways in which we invest in God’s kingdom are truly a reflection of heart time.  It determines where we spend our time, talent and treasure.  The more time we spend in God’s Word, the more we realize that the matter of kingdom investing needs to have a high priority in our lives.  Heart time influences our desires.  Are our minds preoccupied with the desires of the flesh or with the desires of the Holy Spirit?

Juggling the temporal and the eternal can be a tricky endeavor at times.  Discernment is needed.  Judgment calls have to be made.  It is a challenge, but it can be stimulating to see how we can transform time, talent, and treasure into the eternal when we originally were focused primarily on temporal objectives. When we focus on God’s goals, it is amazing to see how the Spirit of God molds us to be conformed to God’s purposes rather than our own.      

Heart Deposit: 
What is currently flowing out of your heart?  Are you thinking about the ways your life can have an eternal impact on the lives of other people?  How often do these issues occupy your thoughts?  What criteria are you currently using to make decisions about how to use your time, talent, and treasure?  In what ways are you guarding your heart?

Related Verses:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians

“My son, if your heart is wise, my own heart will greatly rejoice.”  Proverbs 23:15 (ISV)

September 15, 2017

Daily Devotion - Anticipate God's Involvement (family devotion) (Day 15)

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways.” (Isaiah 64:4–5)
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In these verses, we see an example of the soak, sow, and flow principle. Isaiah reaped from the Spirit a response in direct correlation to his relationship with God.  This gives us insight into how God moves and works in the life of the believer who has a heart that is hungering and thirsting for his presence!  When we spend time with God, we will experience the power that flows from the Holy Spirit.  It is the Holy Spirit who enables us to perform the activities that God has planned for us!

It is the Holy Spirit who reveals to us what God wants us to do.  It is the Holy Spirit who opens the doors of opportunity that enable us to accomplish the works God has set for us to do.  It is the Holy Spirit who makes us into instruments that God can use.  It is the Holy Spirit who engineers the circumstances that allow us to respond to God’s will.  We have nothing except what we have received from him.

The prospect that God, our Creator, is active in our lives and circumstances through the work of the Holy Spirit is exciting!  It is both wonderful and encouraging to know that God has plans for each one of us, and that it is he who will fulfill those plans through us.      

Heart Deposit: 
Are you anticipating God's involvement in the details of your life? Think back over the past week.  Where was God actively involved?  At what times did you acknowledge his presence?  In what ways can you be more sensitive to his direction and leading?

Related Verses:
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  Psalm 5:3

“The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”  Psalm 138:8 (NASB)