Call Him your Father

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The New Covenant Christian has a new relationship with God. It isn't just that of Creator to creation, but, Father and son.

…you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!'
Romans 8:15, NASB

The Spirit that you received is one that recognizes Christ as the One who bridges divinity with humanity. The Spirit of divine birth and adoption, whereby your status has been changed into sonship.

So, call God your Father. Use Father often so the reality of the relationship dawns in your spirit deep enough.

God sent forth His Son…to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
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God anoints you

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The Lord God, who's also your Heavenly Father, doesn't leave you without help. He anoints your with oil.

..You anoint my head with oil…
(Psalm 23:5, NKJV)

The anointing in the New Covenant is the Holy Spirit. He fills you with His Spirit and causes you to know what to do and when to do it. By His anointing, He empowers you to do great and mighty things. By His anointing, He fills you with wisdom.

Therefore, pray for more of His anointing. He gladly anoints your heads. ...

When God turns your mistakes for good

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There are times certain things happen and we wonder what good it is, but, God ultimately knows why. He sees the bigger picture.

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose
(Romans 8:28 TEV)

Even things that are due to your own mistakes can not limit God. Your mistakes are not bigger than God. Your mistakes can not limit God. He knows how He turns things for your good. You don't need to know how He will do it, but, He will surely do it.

Therefore, rejoice in faith because you know He works everything for your good. ...

Trust God's Timing

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Beloved, we need to learn to trust God's timing. A lot of time we have dreams, aspirations, we pray and we want it to happen at a particular time. But, God has the best time at hand.

My times are in your hands…
(Psalm 31:15, NIV)

Though, it might look like a delay, God who knows the grand scheme of things, He knows the best time for it to be fulfilled. Therefore, we need to trust in Him to bring into fulfillment His plans and purposes in our lives at their appointed moments.

As it is often said, 'God's time is the best'. He holds the times and the seasons, your time is in His hands and it will never pass you by. At the appointed time, it will come to pass. ...

Completely and Absolutely Forgiven

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God does not keep a tab/record of your sins anymore. The moment you gave your life to Christ, all old things has passed away as all things became new.

then He adds, 'Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.'
Hebrews 10:17

The Scriptures says God will no longer remember your sins and lawless deeds. That's the peak of forgiveness - no more records.

Therefore, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Live the new life of freshness in Him. Live the life of no condemnation. Live the life of freedom in Christ. ...

You are an Intentional Design

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You are not an accident. Your purpose and design is an intentional craft from God to bring about His plan and purpose.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)

God has wonderfully crafted your being into existence. Therefore, live a purposeful life by asking God to lead you in all your endeavors. Identifying purpose and following it brings about fulfillment because that's what you are created to do.

You are one and unique. So, don't ever think otherwise. You're special to the Master. ...

Joy in Salvation

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Beloved, the salvation that Christ brought unto you is one full of joy. A joy that can never be taken away from you.

My heart rejoices in your salvation
(Psalm 13:5b NIV)

You have received forgiveness of sins and cleansing by His Blood. He also gave you the Holy Spirit who fills you with joy that flows like a river.

Always acknowledge and thank Him for this huge joy of salvation.
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God wants to redeem everyone

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God is not set to destroy all of humanity. The Scriptures makes it clear that God desires to save all of humanity. He loves us so much.

The Lord…is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

Therefore, God wants all to come to repentance. Preach the true Gospel to the world. God wants them all to be saved. Let the light of His love shine to the whole world. ...

You are of great value to God

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God cherishes you so much. You're worth so much to Him. He loves you dearly and immensely.

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:26

The Scriptures makes reference to a seemingly negligible bird in the sky, God is very much aware of them and He feeds them. Let alone you, that are called by His Name. You, that are among the blessed beloved.

God knows you and cares deeply for you. So, do not worry. God provides for you and He will take care of everything that concerns you. ...

Believe and See It

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The Scriptures admonishes us to ask God anything that we desire. Our God is a loving Father who won't deny us any good thing.

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
(Mark 11:24 NIV)

Once you ask it, believe that He has heard and He will surely do it. Take an extra step of faith and thank Him because you've received it. That's the step to seeing it. ...

Giving comes from a place of Faith and Love

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There is no giving without faith. The very first offering on the Scriptures by Abel was by faith.

By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings
(Hebrews 11:4 NIV)

Abel's offering by faith was commended as righteousness. God declared good tidings of Abel's offering.

Therefore, any giving that is without faith is not an offering. Christ also came and demonstrated the offering that comes from love. Any offering devoid of love and faith, isn't an offering. ...
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Beloved, God has knowledge of everything that is and will ever be. He is the all knowing Father.

'I am…the Beginning and the End,' says the Lord, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'
Revelation 1:8

Therefore, put your complete trust in the One who holds the whole universe in His hands. Where He leads, follow, and, what He says do. ...

God knows you completely

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There is nothing hidden or unknown about you to God. He knows every single major and minute detail about you.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30

Even the details that you have not the tiniest clue of, God knows and importantly, He cares about those details.

There is no more love greater than that.
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Run Your Race without Distractions

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Beloved, God has called you for a purpose. That is all that matters and will matter at the end of time.

...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...
(Hebrews 12:1-2, NKJV)

Distractions will come to derail us but we need to stay focused. We can't do this on our own. We need to look to Christ Jesus, who ran His own race perfectly and without blemish, to help us. ...

Fix Your Gaze on God - That's Faith

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The Scriptures admonishes us to walk by faith and not by sight. We are to walk by what the Scriptures says and not what we feel.

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible
(Hebrews 11:27 NLT)

Moses fixed his gaze on the Lord God who sent him. That's why he wasn't perturbed by the anger of the king. When Peter shifted his gaze from Christ to the storms, he began to sink.

Beloved, all we need to do is fix our gaze on our God. Just trust His Word and hold unto it.
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All that concerns you is blessed

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Beloved, all that concerns you is blessed. God has declared it and so it is. You are richly blessed in Christ Jesus.

Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
Deuteronomy 28:4

Your body is blessed. The fruit and all that comes from your body is blessed. You words are blessed. You work is blessed. You family is blessed...whatever it is that concerns you, is blessed.

Therefore, walk in life with this revelation and blessed mentality and win in life. ...

Trust Not Your Power

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You have no power of your own. Christ is your all in all, You live by the strength He provides.

...Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.
(Zechariah 4:6, NIV)

So, take refuge in the Holy Spirit. Draw all the strength that you need from Him. When God does it, it is always perfect.

Therefore, set out to do all you do with the power and wisdom of God, not your own strength or wisdom.
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Speak Wholesomely

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The words from your mouth should be seasoned with salt. Your words should be encouraging and not demeaning.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen
(Ephesians 4:29 NIV)

Therefore, always think twice before you speak. let the Holy Spirit inspire the words that you speak. ...

Enter His Rest with Faith

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God has provided all that we need in life and godliness in Christ Jesus. We have it all already, So, we just need to enter the rest that He has provided for us.

For we who have believed do enter that rest...
(Hebrews 4:3, NKJV)

You enter His rest by faith. When you seek His Word, study and meditate, faith grows in you. You take refuge, comfort and rest in the Word. That's how to enter His rest.

Therefore, do not go about seeking for things, seek in the Word the things that you need. Seek, believe and enter His rest. ...

Keeping your Joy in Challenging Times

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There will always be challenging times. These times will try to bring you down emotionally. But, you have got to keep your joy.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior
(Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV)

The prophet could still find the space to be joyful in the Lord because he sees the Lord God as His Saviour. God will definitely come and save you. The knowledge of this can comfort you and keep your joy.

Also, taking refuge in the joy of Holy Spirit will always help to keep ...

God, the Omnipotent, Works in Us

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The New Covenant Christian has the power of God rushing through his/her veins.

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, NIV)

God is always able to surpass our expectations anytime and any day. He can work in you and through you wonders that will amaze your generation and the world. It is all by His Spirit and Power working through you.

Therefore, Glory be to God the Father and Christ Jesus who works marvelous deeds. ...

Thanksgiving Honours God

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Beloved, when you give thanks to God, you are in essence honoring God your Creator and Sustainer.

Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me
(Psalm 50:23 NLT)

Tell it to God. Tell Him how grateful you are for all that He has done for you. Not just all His deeds, thank Him for His Person. The Love Personality of God alone is enough to be grateful for.

So, honour God with your thanksgiving. ...
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Jesus recognized the need to feed the multitude. He had to use the little supply that was available.

And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
John 6:11

Instead of complaining or worrying, He gave thanks. After thanksgiving, he stepped out in faith by distributing to the disciples.

Therefore, give thanks despite your circumstances. Then, step out in faith. Watch God do the rest. ...

Be a Thanks Giver

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The will of the Lord is that you give Him thanks always. There is no reward in grumbling.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6

Neither is there any good in worrying. So, instead of all that, just let your request be made known to God and supplement it with thanksgiving.

Beloved, give thanks to God who knows and sees all things and who is working out the best for your good. ...

Set Yourself under Grace, not the Law

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Beloved, the Grace of God is more than sufficient for you. You don't need the law or another set of rules to live the victorious life.

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:14

The path to dominion over sin is to be under grace. The path to dominion in life is to live under grace.

Therefore, live every moment with the revelation of God's grace over your work, your family, your life, etc. That's the path to dominion and victory. ...

Keep on; Continue

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You don't have to give up. You are not meant to throw in the towel. Keep on. Continue and continue till it works out.

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)

Jesus encourages us to seek. Keep on seeking and you'll surely find. Knock and don't be tired of knocking. Challenges might arise but keep on.

Your victory is around the corner. So, just keep on and continue. The Word is true. The door will surely open and you'll definitely find. ...

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

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God wants us to have an attitude of thanksgiving. It is about having a heart that sees beyond the current situation into the bigger picture through the mind of Christ.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV)

It doesn't mean to give thanks "for" all circumstances. Sure, not everything that happens is the will of God. However, God can transform any situation into a favorable one for His children.

Therefore, a grateful heart keeps you hopeful, expectant and raises faith in your heart for God to move. It is God's will to always be thankful. ...

A Conqueror by Default

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As a Christian, you have got a winning spirit in Christ. You have no choice but to always win because in Christ, you've got all the victory.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:35, 37

Nothing can separate you from God's love. The love of Christ is eternal. So, nothing can separate you from conquering as well because of the assurance in God's Word. You are more than a conqueror.

Therefore, no matter the challenge, victory is definitely the end. ...

Find Refuge in God

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Beloved, there is no other place to feel safe and secured except with Christ Jesus.

The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.
Ruth 2:12

God will always bless and expand your works once you find refuge in Him. Divine security is found in Him alone.

Do not go about looking for the next tech, or firm, or money, etc to feel secured. You've got Christ in you. Take refuge in Him.
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Don't be limited in your imaginations

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God specializes in doing much more than we can ever think or imagine. He is more than capable.

God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine
(Ephesians 3:20 NCV)

God is always true to His Word. From time memorial, when man asks, he expects his answer in a certain way, but, God delivers the request in His divine wisdom and in His appointed timing.

Therefore, don't limit God in your imagination. Don't restrict your answers to your prayers based on what you can think alone. God sees in the bigger picture. Once you can align your thoughts and expectations with His, things become easier and simpler. ...

Magnify the Lord Your God

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Praise God at every opportunity you've got. Sing songs of praises to Him. Worship Him.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34:3

When you do these, you realize how Great the God you serve is, then, whatever challenge you've got will be diminished because you can see things in perspective with respect to the greatness of the Lord Most High.

Therefore, praise Him. He deserves great praises. Speak of His graciousness and love. Magnify the Lord. ...

Learn to Step out in Faith

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We need to learn how to take some bold steps in faith. When you hear from the Lord to step out, you don't always need to have it all figured out. Sometimes, all it takes is a step in faith.

When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, 'Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.'
Luke 5:4

After following this simple but hard instruction, the result was amazing and totally astonishing.

Therefore, beloved, when God speaks, obey; where He leads, follow. Take a step of faith and see the magnificent results.
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The Assurance You have in Prayers

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As Christians, we have a bold confidence in God's Word that says He will always answer our request. So, whatever it is you ask in prayers, God will surely answer you.

Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
(Mark 11:24 NIV)

All you have to do after you pray is believe. Then, you've got it. There are times when it might seem like there is a delay. Sometimes, God is awaiting the appointed time for that request to be granted. God in His divine wisdom knows the best time.

On the other hand, it might be that the request isn't in God's divine will. In which case, the Holy Spirit will reveal that unto you. Hence, you can stop the request.

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God has already answered your prayers. Though, it might seem like a delay, it is just about waiting for the time of fulfilment.

Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard
(Luke 1:13 NIV)

Zechariah had a similar experience in waiting for his wife Elizabeth to bear a child. He was consistent in prayers. Though, it seemed like it would never happen, the angel Gabriel, delivered the message that his prayers had already been answered. The past tense was used.

Zechariah doubted and we all know how the story goes. But, we need to learn that it pays to wait for God's timing. We need to be patient because God knows the best time to grant a request in the grand scheme of things ...

We Abide in Love

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All that we are is because of God's love for us. All that we have is because God gave us out of love. All that we will ever be is rooted deeply in love.

And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16

Our very salvation, the starting point, is because of the love of God. God loved us first. Hence, it isn't about any of our deeds or works. Glory to God.

Therefore, we should continue to abide in the love of God. It is all about love. ...

Your Harvest is Blessed

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Christ has come to give you a blessed life. The life you live in Christ Jesus is a supernatural one.

Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Deuteronomy 28:5

The basket and the kneading bowl represent the means of collection of the fruits of harvest. God says they are blessed.

Therefore, keep planting and keep working, the bountiful rewards and harvest is just around the corner. ...

Learn to Give Thanks

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There is something very critical that we need to learn from Jesus Christ. It is His very consistent act of giving thanks to God.

And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me…"
John 11:41–42

Jesus was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, yet, He gave thanks to God. You can also give thanks to God in your challenging times. It is not about thanking God for the problems, but, thanking God for the victories in the past and the blessings He has bestowed upon you.

Jesus gave thanks for the 5 bread loaves and 2 fishes and it multiplied and fed thousands. Even in little, learn to give thanks. It is an act of f ...

Remember the Victories God has Given you

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When trying times come around, it is easy to become depressed and downcast. At those times, the mind easily remembers all the bad times in the past.

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph…
(2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV)

However, you have to remember all the victories that God has been consistently giving you from time past till now. If you think deeper, you will remember all the great and marvelous things He has done for you.

So, the current times is just a passing phase that will go away soon. His victory is just around the corner. There is light at the end of the tunnel. God will always lead you to victory. Hence, remember all the victories He has led you through in th ...

Operating in the Right Spirit

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It is very clear from Scriptures that God has given you a sound Spirit. His very own Spirit lives inside of you.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline
(2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

Therefore, you need to walk daily in the acknowledgement of the Spirit of Power and Love that resides in you. The Spirit of a Sound mind and self-discipline resides in you. There is no place for fear or worry or timidity.

So, once God gives you a word, you have got to run with it. When doubt and fear comes to your heart, remember the spirit that lives in you. Acknowledge the Spirit that lives in you. This will make you overcome the fear. That's how to opera ...

Don't be complacent

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Beloved, whenever God instructs you to do something, do it as soon as possible. Don't hesitate. Don't be complacent.

For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
(Proverbs 1:32, NKJV)

God has set everything in its appointed time and delighted season. So, be in tune with the Spirit and flow as He leads you.

Do not be foolish to postpone when God has instructed you to do at a time. ...

Know the things that's worth your attention

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Beloved, in life, there are several things that would come your way, but, you don't have to attend to them all. You need to know which is worth your time.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
(Psalm 119:37, NIV)

Several worthless things that are sinful in nature obviously do not worth your attention. Also, you need the Holy Spirit to teach you and lead you so that you don't waste your time on seemingly worthy things that carry no internal value for your life and destiny.

Therefore, be sensitive to the Spirit and let Him lead you in all things. ...

Give yourself to the Master's use

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Beloved, you are meant to live your life based on how God wants you to. You are now His instrument to bring glory to Him.

Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning. Instead, give yourself completely to God . . . as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God
(Romans 6:13 NLT)

The life you now live in Christ Jesus is not your own but His. Therefore, all members of your body will be used for His work and His glory.

Beloved, let God lead you into how He wants to use you. Be open hearted to whatever He tells you to do. ...

Don't forget your place of help

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Beloved, when times and situations come that might be quite challenging, do not forget your place of help.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

There is assured help for the believer always. Just come to the Throne of Grace and ask for help. God is always ready to provide help, guidance and counsel.

Beloved, never ever forget your source of help. Look to God and not any man ...

God's Glory is Upon You

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Beloved, your life in Christ means that you are heavily covered with the Lord's Glory.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1–2

No matter the level of the darkness around you, the Light of God will be over you. Regardless of the circumstances, your path will be distinct with glory.

Therefore, live life with this renewed confidence and assurance in Christ Jesus. ...

Your old age is blessed

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Beloved, God is with you for the long run. It isn't just a temporary walk or relationship.

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.
Genesis 24:1

As Abraham walked with God, even in his old at, he was immensely blessed. You too can expect God to greatly increase you in your old age.

Therefore, walk with God and believe that He is a faithful rewarder to all who diligently seek Him. ...

You gain strength when you wait on the Lord

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Beloved, you need to learn how to wait on the Lord. Trusting in Him to guide and lead you by the Holy Spirit.

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31, KJV)

All it takes to gain so much strength to fly like an eagle and run without being tired and walk without fainting ... so much strength ... is to wait on the Lord.

You have got His Spirit in you. You have the Word with you. Study and pray, trust the Holy Spirit and wait in His Presence. He will strengthen, guide and lead you to do so much exploits effortlessly. ...

God is your refuge

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Beloved, the Lord your God is your refuge and fortress. You have all the security and safety you need in life.

But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.
Psalm 94:22

The Psalmist was testifying to the goodness of the Lord as being his defence. God will always protect you. Your life is hidden in Him.

Therefore, walk in confidence and faith in your Creator as your Protector. ...

God is always for you

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Beloved, God loves you so much and He will always be for you. Never will He be against you because you're His beloved.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

Since He is for you, no one can plot anything against you successfully. All their evil plans will always fail.

God always has a way to work things out for your good. No matter what the situation is right now, believe that God is for you and He will always work for your good. ...

Rely on God's Word

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There is nothing else that can be more certain than the surety in God Word.

Abraham, when hope was dead within him, went on hoping in faith . . . He relied on the word of God
(Romans 4:18 Phillips)

We can lean on God's Word always. Abraham did not consider all the odds against him. Despite the seemingly hopeless situation, he still hoped in faith.

That is a classic example of relying on God's Word. So, trust in the Lord and hold fast unto His Word. ...
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Beloved, you have a great inheritance in Christ Jesus. Your life on earth is never meant to be poor, lowly or depressed. You're apportioned a double blessing.

And you will be called priests of the Lord...You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of their shame My people will receive a double portion…they will inherit a double portion in their land...
Isaiah 61:6–7, NIV

Beloved, your status is that of a priest of the Most High God. You are a king and His son. You're meant for the higher life.

Therefore, walk and live in the fullness of His Word. Meditate on it till it manifests in your life. ...

Come and draw strength from Him

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Beloved, God will give you strength. If you are weak, He will surely strengthen you. Just come in and tap strength.

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
(Isaiah 40:29, NKJV)

It is never by your power or might, but, by His Spirit. Come and draw strength from the Holy Spirit to your spirit, your body and soul. There is abundance of strength to draw from Him.

Beloved, God will surely proof Himself strong in your weaknesses. There is strength for you. ...

There is a much greater glory ahead

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Beloved, we have a greater glory ahead of us in Christ Jesus. No matter the current situation and circumstances, we have a glorious future.

This small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble
(2 Corinthians 4:17 GNT)

Paul admonishes that our current trouble is nothing compared to what is ahead. The current difficulties and trials are in no way in comparison to the magnificence and glory ahead of us.

Therefore, let us have patience and endurance as God leads us into the greater glory in this life and the life after. ...

You are an overcomer

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Beloved, you are an overcomer in Christ Jesus. That is because of the victory you've got in Him.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world
(John 16:33b NIV)

Therefore, no matter the challenges and troubles you fave in this world, no matter the trials and tribulations, know that you will surely overcome. It is just a phase in life and you'll overcome.

Beloved, study and know that victories Christ has given you. Be at peace for you will overcome. ...

Do not worry about so many things

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When you have so many worries in your heart, you keep jumping from one point to another. You keep doing one thing to the next. It would look like an endless vicious cycle. But, God doesn't want that for you.

And Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.'
Luke 10:41–42

Martha was concerned about so much as she worried and troubled herself doing so many things. Jesus admonished that she only needs to take care of one thing, which is, to sit at His feet and learn.

Once you sit and rest, He will direct you into the things to do. Yo ...

Give voice to God's Word

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Beloved, you need to give your voice to God's Word in other to activate it in your life. Declare and keep proclaiming His Word everywhere you go and every time.

Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
Psalm 103:20

The Psalmist explains that the angels heed the voice of His Word. So, speak His Word and His angels will heed the voice of His Word accordingly.

Declare that you are safe and sound as no evil shall befall you, neither shall any plague come near your home. And in accordance to the voice of God's Word, His angels will keep you.

Therefore, beloved, give a voice to God's Word. ...

God rewards His people

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Beloved, God is just and full of love. He will always reward those who serve Him.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

Therefore, do not seek rewards and approval from men, but, only from God who faithfully rewards all who diligently seek Him.

So, seek His face daily. Stick with the Word and prayers. Trust in Him and follow as He leads. He surely rewards. ...

Have Peace with God

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Beloved, we have peace with God. Our hearts is at rest. There is no quarrel or grievance between God and us.

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1–2

Absolute peace is what God has given us through Jesus Christ. Your heart and conscience will be settled once you realize that your justification is not from your works but by faith in Christ Jesus who became your very own justification.

Beloved, if your heart is troubled, just look to Jesus and His sacrifice on the Cross to find your peace. ...

Use the shield of faith

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Beloved, the shield of faith is a weapon you must use consistently. The enemy might continue to fire arrows but your shield of faith would block them off.

above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Ephesians 6:16

When the devil comes to tell you a lie of condemnation, poverty, depression, guilt, etc, you use the shield of faith to block off the darts of the enemy.
Do not believe the lie darts of the devil.

Faith grows by the Word of God. When you hear the lie of condemnation, you block it off by believing that there is therefore now no condemnation for you in Christ Jesus. If the enemy tells you the lie of pov ...

The Spirit of Sonship

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Beloved, you are a son in the Kingdom. You are a son of the Most High God. You are graciously accepted into the sonship position.

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
Romans 8:16

The Spirit of God was given to us as a seal and a sign of our sonship. He, the Holy Spirit, bears witness with our spirit that we are sons.

Therefore, do not believe otherwise. Do not let the devil or anything else convince you otherwise. You are a son and the Holy Spirit bears you witness.
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Take a step of faith

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Beloved, sometimes all we need to do is to take a step of faith. Take that bold step and start out in faith.

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…
(Psalm 81:10, NLT)

You don't need to have it all figured out. Sometimes, all you need is a leap of faith. Just send the application, just start the project, just give out the little you have to the needy, just show up, etc. Just take the step of faith.

It will surprise you that the Lord who has led you to that act of faith will surely show up and manifest Himself. ...

Don't forget His Graciousness towards you

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Beloved, God has been so good to you. He has always come through for you. Besides that, through His Word, He has promised that His love for you will never end.

I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me
(Psalm 103:2 TLB)

Therefore, always praise and thank Him for the great things that He has done for you. Never forget all those wonderful things He has done in the past.

Sometimes, your current challenges might want to make you forget, but, make it a habit to remember all His graciousness to you in the past. It will rekindle faith and hope in your heart. ...

Continue in good works

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Beloved, do not be tired of doing good. Trust in your heavenly Father that He will surely reward you bountifully.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
(Galatians 6:9 NIV)

For everything planted, there is an harvest. The Lord your God will surely bless all the good seeds you have planted and you'll reap bountifully.

Continue and don't be weary. The harvest is on the way. ...

Wait patiently on the Lord

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Beloved, it pays to wait on the Lord your God. It is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act … Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm
(Psalm 37:7-8 TLB)

God knows the best time to show up. He is never too late or too early. God is always right on time. Trust in His timing.

While you wait, do not worry. Learn to leave it all to God. Trust in the Lord and wait patiently on Him. ...

You're greater than these challenges

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Beloved, God has empowered you to overcome whatever it is that may come your way. You're more than a conqueror.

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4

The Holy Spirit and His power that resides inside of you is greater than anything in this world. So, you can face life challenges with absolute confidence in Christ.

With Christ, you are an overcomer. He lives in you, so, you will surely overcome.
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Restrain from Anger

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The Scriptures is very clear about anger. We, as Christians, should refrain from anger.

Good sense makes a man restrain his anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression or an offense.
(Proverbs 19:11, AMPC)

It is great to overlook an offense. It takes maturity and spiritual growth, together with a humble heart, to forgive wholeheartedly.

Beloved, let the Holy Spirit dissolve every anger within you. ...

Safety in God's Wisdom

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There is no other place to be safe other than with Christ Jesus. Walking in the counsel of God is the safest path in life.

A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe
(Proverbs 28:26 TLB)

If you want to trust yourself, you are obviously walking in the path of foolishness. But, when you seek counsel from God and walk in it, you're treading the path of safety.

Therefore, trust in the counsel of God. Walk in the path that God leads you. Don't trust in your own understanding.
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Just Trust and Follow Jesus

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Beloved, you might have the best of plans in your head or somewhere, but, it can never be as great as that which Jesus has laid down for you.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
Psalm 23:2

The Psalmist testifies to the green pastures and still waters the Lord leads him to. That is your life, if you follow Jesus Christ.

Once you get to trust and just follow as He leads you, you would end up enjoying the greenest of pastures and the stillest of sweetest waters. ...

Don't delay

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The Psalmist describes his inhibited move towards fulfilling what God had instructed him to do.

I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
(Psalm 119:60, NKJV)

Therefore, be in a haste to fulfill whatever He has commanded you to do. Don't drag or nag the commandment. Trust in God completely that He knows why you should do it.

Beloved, be encouraged to do as God has instructed you to do. ...

You're created to do good works

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Beloved, God has created you for good and great works. Your life is an intentional design for majestic and magnificent works.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do
(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

From the foundations of the earth, God designated you to fulfill an exact purpose. He created you for good works. You have been equipped and prepared in advance to fulfill these good works.

Therefore, look deep down, meditate and pray, He will reveal the inborn strengths and talents for you to use to His glory. ...

Wisdom, Long Life and Riches

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Beloved, you have access to wisdom and understanding in Christ Jesus. This gives you access to the full life here on earth.

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding...Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.
Proverbs 3:13, 16

Christ is your wisdom. He, Himself, has become the wisdom of God unto you. Therefore, you've got wisdom above all.

Beloved, with God's wisdom, you have long life added, riches and honour. So, seek wisdom and long life with riches and honour will be added unto you. ...

Calamity will not befall you

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Beloved, God has promised that you shall not experience any evil. No matter how evil may flow around, it will never befall you.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
Psalm 91:7

The disasters may fall to those around, but, according to the promise of your Father, it will never come near you or your household.

Therefore, stand in faith, meditate on the Scriptures and declare the Scriptures in faith. According to the Word, no calamity shall befall you. ...

Declare Peace

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Beloved, you have got the authority in Christ Jesus to declare peace in whatever situation you find yourself in.

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
(Mark 4:39, NKJV)

Jesus stood up and rebuked the storms. Beloved, stand in authority in Christ Jesus and declare that His Peace should reign.

Do not suffer the affliction of the enemy. Stand up and declare His Peace. Rebuke the winds and the storms and it will obey you in Jesus Name. ...

Be transformed by beholding Christ

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There's nothing more that can lead to sustainable change in your life than through Christ Jesus.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18

As you behold Christ, you are consistently changed into the very same image of Christ you are beholding. The more you behold, the more the glory rubs off on you and you're transformed into the glory.

Beloved, there is nothing more glorious than studying the Scriptures and beholding Christ. You get to see Christ in His glory; the more you see, the more you adopt of this glory. ...

His Angels are Watching over you 24/7

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God's divine protection is assured in your life. No evil can come close to you, neither shall anything evil before your family. God watches over you.

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:11–12

God has commanded His angels to watch you closely. They will keep you everywhere you go. Nothing evil shall befall you.

It is faith in His divine protection that makes this a reality. Study the Scriptures and be illuminated by the revelation of His divine protection from the Word. ...

God comforts His People

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No matter what you're going through, God has prepared a comfort for you. He is turning everything around for your good.

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you…
(Isaiah 66:13, NIV)

God has given you His very own Spirit, the Holy Spirit, who is your Comforter. Beloved, rest in His warm embrace and be comforted by His warmth.

The Holy Spirit will comfort you. He will guide you and lead you out of your current challenges into His glory. ...

God is more than able

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Beloved, God is very much more than able to do all He says He will do. There is nothing impossible for God.

God . . . is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes
(Ephesians 3:20b TLB)

God wouldn't speak anything just for the sake of speaking. His Words will never fall to the ground. Whatever He has promised, He will surely do.

Whatever you ask from God, God is able to do much more than that. Whatever you imagine, God is able to do much more than that. Therefore, keep your mind open and expectant for the best of the best from your heavenly Father.
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The Possibilities of a Man with Faith

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The realm of impossibility is never at reach for one who has faith. The Scriptures tells us that we can achieve anything with faith.

Everything is possible for the person who has faith
(Mark 9:23b GNT)

Everything whatsoever is possible for you, if only you have faith. All those dreams and aspirations of yours are possible in the realm of faith. Once you have faith, you walk in the realm of God to whom nothing is impossible.

You can grow in faith by sticking with God's Word. Study and meditate and watch your faith grow enormously. ...

He is your refuge in times of trouble

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Beloved, God is your refuge. You have nowhere else to turn to. He has promised to guide and protect you. So, why not put your trust in Him?

I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.'
Psalm 91:2

Declare that He is your refuge. Confess that He is your fortress. Trust in His divine protection. That's the path to living a safe and secure life.

Beloved, be rest assured that God is your refuge. He keeps and protects you.
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Beloved, the righteousness of the law couldn't help man. If it could, God wouldn't need to send Jesus Christ.

For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, 'The man who does those things shall live by them.' But the righteousness of faith speaks...
Romans 10:5–6

The New Covenant is the righteousness that comes by faith. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and we confess Him to be Lord. Our faith in Him has made us righteous.

Therefore, it is not about your works or deeds but your faith in what Christ has done for you that makes you righteous. ...

Prioritize God's Word and enjoy Success

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Beloved, the Word of God is key to all we need in life. It contains the blueprints to everything God has called us for.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8

Once you stick to the Word, you will get power, wisdom, encouragement, patterns, etc which will help you to achieve all that you need to achieve.

So, stay with the Word. Prioritize the Word of God in your life. Then, enjoy success in all ramifications. ...