Something wonderful happened to me this week.
The Lord told me to forgive some people who’ve hurt me so badly
and to go meet them and pray for them.
You could think it’s that easy, but I spent a sleepless night just imagining
how I will have to go down to those people who owe me
apologies, tell them I forgive them, then pray for them.
But I finally swallowed my pride and timidity and did just that.
When I began to pray with one of them, she just broke down to tears…especially when I
mentioned that I’m releasing her from the prison of my heart so that she can get blessed.
I just realized how much hurt I had been causing by keeping them in the prison of my heart.
At the end of it all, I felt so good, free and joyous. They too.
I challenge you to do same. Do not hold that person in the prison cell of your heart any longer. Do not even wait for God to say so.
Release them, pray for them and you will get blessed yourself.
It’s good to know God is not keeping someone in bondage because I, His servant have refused to forgive them.
Remember Jesus said, whom we forgive He will forgive too.
They’ve been times I almost gave up.
There are times I feel like throwing in the towel.
Very often I’ve wanted to do something really stupid…
But then I thought of how it will affect my son,
How he will live to suffer the effect…
Then I decided to choose the better option,
Even if it was the most difficult.
That is how God deals with us…
Because of His son He forgives you even when He shouldn’t,
He answers your prayers when you don’t deserve it,
He forgives you when you mess up,
He promises great things for you that you can not pay for
BECAUSE OF HIS SON.
What will you give to God this season BECAUSE OF HIS SON?
Give Him your whole heart, your worship and trust.
That’s the least you can do BECAUSE OF HIS SON.
This is the greatest test of love for God;
when it seems like He’s hidden His face from you or turned His back…
when you feel like your world is falling apart, yet you choose to keep loving Him.
when you live on medication, yet you sing praises to Him…
when you even take your pills to church because you
gonna be needing them during worship service; that is what it means to love Jesus.
You are not single.
You are married to Jesus
One day He will lend you out for a season
To the man who dares present such a request
A faithful steward who will keep you in good shape
And present you to your husband when He comes to take you home
And if your Husband chooses to keep you jealously to Himself
Shout for joy for you are even dearer to His heart, most precious in His sight
And He knows you’ll never find a better husband than the one He is to you.
I used to think that if I don’t get a good dose of joy myself, then I’m unable or unqualified to bring joy to other people’s lives. I’ve since changed my paradigm.
I’ve learned that it takes just a little effort and will power to make someone’s day.
When I share the little I have it goes out and comes back to me in a boomerang effect.
It’s selfish of me to think that because I don’t have what I want, I’ve got nothing to share.
I could be unhappy, but at the same time possessing the seed to someone’s happiness.
At Gethsemane, Jesus wasn’t happy about going to the cross. But He knew my happiness depended thereon. So He went.
Anybody can give when in affluence; true generosity is seen when we give out of little.
If Jesus suffered this much for me to have a good life,
why would He now withhold any good thing from me?
If He paid so great a price to ensure my happiness,
how then can he be glad to see me suffer?
If He endured so much for my sake,
why will He now place any limit on my happiness?
I believe we don’t just deserve the best; God wants the best for us.
How will you feel if you painstakingly save money and then invest it on your child’s education,
Then you discover that they are not taking full advantage of the sacrifices you have made for them?
You will feel insulted isn’t it? That is how God feels when we creep and crawl and beg; when we live as beggars whereas He has furnished a table for us through a huge sacrifice.