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01Mar
Perfectly Forgiven
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Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! (Matthew 18:21, 22 NLT)

The beauty about this scripture is not just in the kind of person we are moulded into as we forgive relentlessly every time…I believe it’s more in the fact that Jesus will never ask you to do something that He hasn’t already done.

You are deeply loved & PERFECTLY forgiven.

Live with a mindset that you have been perfectly forgiven by God through Jesus.

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11Jan
SIN OR GRACE? YOUR CHOICE!
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(Romans 5:20 AMP) – But then Law came in, [only] to expand and increase the trespass [making it more apparent and exciting opposition]. But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God’s unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,

What an amazing statement. The New Living Translation put it this way…

Romans 5:20 NLT-God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.

The truth is that in every place where you find sin, you will also find grace! If you find sin in a person, a community, a nation, the above scripture implies that in this era that we live in, you will also find grace. The beauty is that the grace is always greater than the sin! GOD HAS MORE GRACE THAN YOU CAN EVER HAVE SIN!

The question we have to answer is this; what will our focus be? What will we choose to see in people, in our community or in our nation? Will you choose to see SIN or will you choose to see GRACE? Where there sin in abundance, there is grace even more abundantly! In fact if you read Romans 5:21 it says that under the old law (which the bible describes as death) Sin reigned…sin ruled…sin had the last word in the matter. Today things are different…grace now reigns! Grace rules! Grace has the last Word on every matter!

In your life and in the life of others, will you refer to what the Grace of God is saying or will you refer to what Sin is saying?

Don’t be that person who gives sin the final word in your life, or in the life of others. Don’t conclude the matter in your life on the basis of what the sin is saying. Grace has the final say! Grace rules! Ask grace!

If we allow grace to have the final Word…Everytime, Titus 2 tells us that the grace of God will train you to say no to sin, to ungodliness!

For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world, (Titus 2:11, 12 AMP)

When we focus on grace, it doesn’t mean that we don’t acknowledge the power of sin…it means that we more confident in the power of grace…after all, right now…grace rules!!

Live a grace focused life!!

Grace be with you
Chido

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27Nov
Dear Teenager: some truths about your parents
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I recently received an anonymous email from a teenager who was asking for guidance in dealing with their parents in a Godly way. Fortunately I have been a teenager before so here is an open letter to my precious anonymous friend.

Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3 NLT)

Dear friend

Thank you for your recent letter. Here are some things I have discovered about these special creatures called PARENTS…

There is something in your parents that releases success in you. It is God ordained! Your parents are containers of the blessing of God which can release you into God’s perfect plan for your life. This is why God instructs us to honour them i.e. to give WEIGHT to them, to their words, their instructions and their place in your life. To honour them is to treat them as valuable. They carry something that will cause things to go well for you, but we’ll never receive anything from someone we don’t honour! I know you don’t agree with them on most things, but do not cease to look for ways to honour them at all times! Dear teenager, the TRUTH is that your parents are equipped to help you succeed. Give weight to them!

Every person is unique, every child is unique. Dear teenager, please cut your parents some slack. They are trying to figure this thing out just like you are. Raising every child is a unique experience for the parent. They’ve never been at this place where you are becoming an adult responsible for your own decisions, whilst still being their child who needs their help and guidance. Just like you are going through a change which they need to understand, they are going through a change which you need to understand! They are learning just like you are.

I know you think they hate you, but the truth is that they love you so much that they would risk “hurting” you temporarily in order to ensure that things go well with you permanently. No parent enjoys seeing there children upset. Dad hates to see you upset, but he still can’t trust you to be on your own with that boy, not because he doesn’t believe you have strength of character, but because he knows that when it comes to your body, the wise thing to do is not to test your strength of character…clear strong boundaries are more effective.

Dear friend, i hope this helps. I have more to say to you, so I will write to you again soon. In the meantime, please know that you can ALWAYS trust God. Your parents might not always understand, but God always understands. If you stick to God’s instructions to you regarding your parents, you will ALWAYS come out from any difficult times with your parents…better off!

God bless you & keep you.

Chido

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19Sep
Draw a line in the sand!
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Psalm 36:7 – How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

I believe that the most precious truth we can ever discover is the truth that God loves us with a love that does not fail! It’s a love that does not depend on what you did or didn’t do. It’s a love that does not need you to perform in order to qualify. This love is so deep and so great that even before we were born, He (JESUS) gave His life for us. Even though he knew you might not believe that He did die for you, he was not phased, He went ahead, suffered & died anyway! 

Even today, because of His love, He raises people from every nation, every language to go to great lengths to tell of His love for us. In every generation, He has ensured that somebody is describing His love! Here is the truth…the highest form of reality…YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED! 

Isaiah 43:25 – “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

Here is another precious truth, this God who is all powerful and all knowing, this God who has the first Word and the last Word in any matter (big or small)…He has nothing against you! Absolutely nothing! It’s not that we have not done things that offend Him, but because of His deep love, He overlooks the things we have done wrong and He does not keep a record of our sins! This is the truth…YOU ARE COMPLETELY FORGIVEN!

Whosoever accepts the truth that you are deeply loved & completely forgiven will find a place of safety in under the wings of this great God (Psalm 36:7b …both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.) When you accept this truth you’ll begin to realise that because God is for you, who is it that dares be against you? What situation, what circumstance dare harass you? 

Dear friend, the truth is that you are deeply loved & completely forgiven by the highest authority in all the universe! Based on these truths I have chosen to draw a line in the sand! I’ve refused to be harassed by inferiority or limitations. I refuse to live a half life. I refuse to accept condemnation or guilt. I choose to expect the best in my relationships, finances, walk with God etc, because I am deeply loved & completely forgiven by the only One that truly counts! 

On the basis of this truth, go ahead friend, DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND! No more harassment from the enemy!

Chido 

 

 

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