You are worth more than many sparrow…You are worth more than many sparrows!!


You are worth more than many sparrows!!

Kindness

Kindness

Jesus wants you to be strong through rough times. Having hope with a courageous heart.

You are worth more that what society says about you, what unbelievers say about you.

Your worth is greater that many sparrows not one but many.

A sparrows represents dignity, self-worth and empowerment. They teach responsibility and cooperation.

A sparrow bring luck, good fortune, blessings, love, dedication, trust, freedom, creativity, protection, productivity, joy and safe journey.

If God is aware and takes care of the smallest things on the earth, how much more will he be aware and take care of you as his child.

written by Sammoya Tomlinson

Filling God’s Gaps


“Anything other than God’s plan carried out God’s way and in God’s timing amounts to self-reliance.

Read | Genesis 16:1-6

Filling GOD'S Gap

Filling GOD’S Gap

Has God given you a vision that is as yet unfulfilled? Has He assigned you a task that remains incomplete, though you’ve done everything you know to do?

When the Lord creates “gaps” in our life, such waiting periods are designed for His specific purposes. Sometimes they are meant to prepare us for His pre-ordained answer. He may be waiting to fulfill His plan, because in the meantime there is something He needs to take care of—perhaps a rough edge that must be smoothed or a relationship that must be restored—before He will fully accomplish His purposes. He may also be testing our faith by plumbing its depths and expanding its borders so He can prove Himself faithful. Or He may be using a dry period as an occasion for correction: God will not reward a saint who is living in rebellion.

Oswald Chambers advises us to wait upon the Lord while He prepares us for His answers. It is imperative that we pray and trust God during these periods. We should not act until we’re certain that we have heard from Him. In fact, it can be dangerous to listen to others instead of the Lord. Even people with godly intentions can be wrong—look at Abram’s poor decisions after listening to the seemingly solid logic of his wife. The result was that Sarai’s handmaiden Hagar conceived Abram’s child, which certainly was not part of the Lord’s preferred plan.

Anything other than God’s plan carried out God’s way and in God’s timing amounts to self-reliance. Depend on His Spirit when deciding how to proceed; any other course of action can lead to serious and lasting repercussions.”

This article is taken from In Touch Ministries led by Dr Charles Stanley.

The Gift of Forgiveness


The one who chooses to put on love and offer forgiveness is ready to receive the peace of Christ.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Read | Colossians 3:12-17

Webster defines gift as “something given to show friendship, affection, support, etc.” Using this definition, it seems logical to give gifts only to people we love, not to those who hurt or abuse us. Yet Scripture clearly tells us to offer one of the greatest possible gifts—forgiveness—to those who mistreat us.

To forgive means “to give up all claims to punish or exact a penalty for an offense.” No strings or conditions can be attached, or else it ceases to be a pardon. Ephesians 2:8-9 expands on this by contrasting the gift of salvation with works. Neither salvation nor forgiveness can be earned; both must be freely given. God granted us forgiveness, which we did not deserve and could not earn. And in much the same way, we are to release every offender from any form of penalty.

Unforgiveness is emotional bondage that consumes minds with memories of offenses, distorts emotions with revenge, and fills hearts with churning unrest. Its tentacles reach deep into the soul, affecting both spiritual and physical health. But the one who chooses to put on love and offer forgiveness is ready to receive the peace of Christ. Let God’s Word help you release hurt and anger into His caring hands—then watch as vengeful thoughts are transformed into praise and gratitude to the Lord.

Thankfully, the gift of pardon is not something we have to manufacture in ourselves. This present is wrapped in the love of God and tied with the red ribbon of Christ’s sacrifice. It is freely given to us by the Savior, and our job is simply to pass it on to others.

This article is taken from In Touch Ministries led by Dr Charles Stanley.

Being Innocent of Evil


Today’s topic is “Being Innocent of Evil”.

Love

Love

I will take no credit for the saying. I saw it on a friend’s Facebook post. When I first saw it, it deposited in my spirit and I started, through the Holy Spirit, thinking on it.

It is relevant for the now!

Well, I can say I am practicing just what the words say, “Being innocent of Evil”.
My dear friends this does not mean we are naïve to the devices of evil or to the tricks and plans of the enemy to destroy us.

This is done through people, not excluding anyone. The enemy will use any individual that is available.

What it means is that we are very much aware that evil exist and that it sometimes geared at us with an attempt to interfere with our joy and the plans of God concerning us.

The Bible warns in Matthew 10:16 (KJV) “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” The enemy is the accuser of the saints and he will try endlessly to rob our joy, if we let him.

Therefore, let us be on our guard and be very vigilant and sober in warfare.

Again, the Bible let us know in 2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV) “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;”.

We cannot afford to be looking at individuals in our various battles.

Why?

“We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. (Ephesians 6:12)

When evil presents itself, at times it hard not to take offense, but what is Godly is for us to know as children of God what we are up against and to use the tools that God has given us to be victorious.

For reminder the tools are:
1. Spending time in his word
2. Spend time in his presence
3. Spend time praising and worshipping
4. Pray all sorts of pray
5. Speak less and listen more to what the Holy Spirit is saying
6. Surround yourself with Godly people with similar vision
7. Wait on God

In addition, this is where this statement becomes helpful.

“Being innocent of Evil”

If we remain innocent, evil cannot stand and will not prevail.

When the enemy strikes and evil presents itself, if we remain innocent to evil, the real effect will dissipate because evil cannot stand light and can only grow if we feed it.

I encourage you to develop a deeper relationship with God. Moreover, remember according to Philippians 1:6 (KJV) “ Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Standing in the face of Opposition


Hello team: Hoping all is well.

Prayer of Freedom...

Prayer of Freedom…

Devotional Notes for today.

What crises threaten to discourage you?

The next time you face a crisis, imitate the person who discovered how to stay focused on God.

Follow these steps when facing opposition:

Read the written Word of God. It sharpens the mind.

Meditate and spend time in the presence of God. Remind yourself that God is with you.

Pray in the situation. Ask God for guidance especially if you have to make a decision. Ask that your decision be ordered in the Word and be right.

Act if the Holy Spirit gives you utterance.

Finally wait! Having done all, stand! When you have done all you can do, what more can you do?

Just put everything confidently into God’s capable hands. He will bring it out OK.

Supporting Scriptures: Nehemiah 6:1-7:73; Job 13:15; 19:25; Psalm 13:5; Daniel 3; 6:7-23; Matthew 9:18-25; Luke 7:36-50; Romans 4:18-24; Hebrews 11.

Inspired by the Devotional Bible by Max Lucado.

Special Prayer Request


Prayer Works Evangelism Outreach Ministries / PWEOM  is asking all Facebook & blog members to pray very sincerely to God this week.

Our formal inaugural Ceremony is Monday June 30th, 2014.

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We are EXCITED !!!!

We’re ready to do God’s work in so many areas of need for the less fortunate folks & also our own Christian family right here.

We’re growing in financial support from our members (Praise God), we are also growing in our membership (Praise God) & we have important folks behind the scenes who could help us if we pray for God to encourage their support for the Ministry.

Will you pray for us please?

God Bless. Love you all in Jesus name !!

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