Friday, October 24, 2014

Called To Love God and People

Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
 
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NLT

There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 KJV

Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My Will, but Thine, be done. Luke 22:42 KJV

If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15 NKJV

John 15:18-21 NKJV

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.

 
The greatest commandments in the law basically say we are called to love God and people. When you love God and people, it will be easier to break away from a sinful daily life. And this new nature of loving God and people can be found when we have Jesus in our lives.

Jesus through The Holy Spirit of God is able to help us overcome the temptation of not loving God or people whenever we feel to do so. Because when we are in Jesus, He will give us that new nature that will give us desires to want to love God and people, and not desiring to sin anymore. But we have to yield to The Holy Spirit of God’s help when He offers to help, because He will not force us.

Thank to God for His grace, there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Meaning when you are in Jesus, and live godly, with the help of The Holy Spirit, you will automatically be able to heed to His instructions and guidance, and do the things of the Spirit like walking in love, live by faith, and et cetera.

When we decide to live godly we have to keep in mind that those who live godly do suffer persecution. Most of the time some of the people God has placed in your life and assigned you to love, and also He could show His love or reveal Himself to them through you, are the same people sometimes will be used by satan, the enemy of God, to persecute you. That’s why Jesus said in this world we will be persecuted, but be of good cheer, He have overcome them all. Because He overcame all the persecutions in His life here on earth, He will also help us overcoming them. Either by helping us forgive those who has wronged us by removing the grudges in our hearts, or by strengthen our faith in God; whatever how He will choose to help us overcome our persecutions so that we may persevere with what God has called us to do.

Even when it comes to the rest of tasks God assigns us daily, weekly, yearly, or our lifetime, to bring His purposes to pass in our lives; most of the time do come with many obstacles. And you must know that when we say yes to God for Him to use us we need to prepare to go through some kind of discouragement, resistance, suffering, or pain. Even Jesus pleaded to God The Father three times, at the garden of the gethsemane, when He asked Him three times if He is willing to take the cup away from Him, but not His will but The Father Will be done. By carrying on with the plans, Jesus taught us that for God to use us, it demands faith, obedience, and sacrifice in denying our self wills. And He also showed us that He loves God The Father and He also loves us.


I think it will be impossible to do like what Jesus did for us, if we do not love God and people. And two ways we can show we love God are through faith by trusting and through action by obeying Him and His Word. And two ways can motivate us to love our neighbors are by surrendering it all to God and trust all things will work out.


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 NIV

I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. John 10:11 NIV

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.1 John 4:20 NIV
 
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
 
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If any of you wants to be My follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24 NLT

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, Who loved us. Romans 8:37 NLT

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV
 
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.1 Peter 5:7
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Believe-Hope-Have Faith









Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

James 1:3 - Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Mark 9:23 - Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.

1 Corinthians 2:5 - That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ISAIAH 62 KJV

1 For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

7 And give Him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

8 The Lord hath sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

Monday, October 20, 2014

HOPE


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Do Not Be Discouraged; This Too Shall Pass

Hey you old and new enemy…
If you think are discouraging me;
You are discouraging yourself.
Been there done that,
To me, you are just a rewind.
I am immune to your tricks
In Swahili you could also say
‘Nimekomazwa na matatizo’
You are my indication
That I'm moving forward-
That I'm getting closer -
To achieving my dreams.
Even the greatest fall several times,
But stood up again and again,
And never let you discouraged them.
In case you did not know-
They were mentioned to be the greatest,
Because they never gave up
On their greatest dreams.
After all, when God say 'Yes'
Nobody can say 'no'


- Poem by Helen Majaga