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. ...

Invite all to Christ

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God has given us a mandate to preach the gospel to all. We are not to limit it to those in church alone. Go to the world and share the good news.

Go out into the country lanes and out behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full. For none of those I invited first will get even the smallest taste of what I had prepared for them
(Luke 14:23b-24 TLB)

The parable of the man who prepared for the feats and all his invited guest didn't respond to him teaches us a vital lesson.

Beloved, don't ever limit the gospel to a certain group. Share it onto all. That's our mandate. Let the Holy Spirit teach us all. Let your heart be directed and inhibited to sp ...

Think Right and Believe Right

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The importance of your thoughts as a Christian can never be over-emphasized. A lot of battles are fought and won right from the mind. The Scriptures is clear about why we should be renewed in our mind.

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he...
Proverbs 23:7

If you think you can't, then, you can't. And, if you think you can, then, you can. The Word of God gives you the ability to do all things. But, you need to meditate on it day and night. The more it spends time in your heart, the more your mind is renewed to think according to the Word.

Therefore, study and meditate...that's the only way to think right, ultimately believe right and then live right. ...

A garment of praise to display His Glory

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Beloved, you are clothed with glory and honor in Christ Jesus. You are part of a royal family. Your apparel says the same.

Provide for those who grieve…a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
(Isaiah 61:3, NIV)

No matter where you're at, give God the glory and praise. Do not move around in despair. God is changing your story and putting on you His high praise. Sing and dance, giving praise to Him.

Beloved, you've got the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You're clothed with righteousness for God's Glory and display of His splendor. ...

Encourage a brother / sister

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Beloved, do not leave your neighbor downcast without lending a helping hand. Be ready to give words of encouragement to a fellow brother / sister in Christ.

Encourage one another and help one another
(1 Thessalonians 5:11a GNT)

We are meant to be there for one another. You are not alone. We are a family in Christ. We partake of the same household.

Therefore, help one another. When it is your turn, someone will help you too. Let the love flow. ...

He will deliver you from all afflictions

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No matter what you're going through today, there is a hope and a future for you. It is a great one according to God's plan and it will surely come to pass.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
(Psalm 34:19, NKJV)

The Lord has promised to always deliver you. No matter how numerous the afflictions of yours are, it is not too much for Him to take care of them.

Therefore, rejoice in your challenges because God is showing Himself strong on your behalf.
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Don't put your trust in man

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Man is not a solid rock that you can rest on. Man was created, so, he has a lesser status. God is the Creator and He holds all things in His control.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 118:8

Trust in God alone. Put all your trust and hopes in God Almighty who holds all things together in its rightful place.

When you lean on Him, He will never disappoint you. ...

His love for you will never end

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Beloved, the Love of God is not like that of man. His love can not be measured. He, Himself, is the embodiment of love personified.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness...
Lamentations 3:22–23, NLT

The Scriptures declares clearly that His love is faithful and will never end. Therefore, you can always bank on God's love for you.

He loves and cares so much about. His mercies over your life never ceases ...

It is because of His Love

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There is nothing we can do on our own. It is all because of Christ that enables and strengthens us. You can be very willing but it is His strength that empowers you to do.

We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19

We can't love God on our own accord. No human can love Him with all his strength and might and mind. It is Christ's love in us that propels us to Him.

Therefore, it isn't your love for Him that counts but His love for you. ...

You don't need to hide anymore

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Beloved, the New Covenant Christian lives absolutely in God's Presence. You don't need to hide anymore.

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, 'Where are you?'
Genesis 3:9

Adam sinned and was ashamed, so, he hid himself. Guilt separates man from God. But, glory to God for the sacrifice of Christ. He took our sins away so we are ever righteous before God.

Therefore, you don't need to hide. His Presence lives inside of you by the Holy Spirit.
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Be deeply rooted in the love of Christ

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Beloved, the love of Christ is the fullness of God. That is the prayer of the apostle that we be deeply and firmly rooted in His love.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17–19, NIV

The dimensions of God's love is very deep. It takes a spiritual mind and fellowship with God to understand these things. Therefore, pray that your eyes of understanding be enlightened so as to comprehend the magnificence of His love.

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What it means to fall from Grace?

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Beloved, to fall from Grace is a broadly misunderstood concept these days. However, the Scriptures make it clear.

You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:4

This verse is quite simple and clear. Whosoever has chosen to seek justification by the law has fallen from grace. The law is filled with several 'do's and 'don't's. That's the nature of the law. So, whosoever seeks that his good deeds is the reason for his justification has estranged himself from Christ.

Therefore beloved, stay with the Grace of God - which is God's unmerited favor. It is His Grace that has brought you salvation. Christ is your right ...

The heavenly host is with you

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Beloved, you do not need to be afraid. The Lord God almighty is strong on your behalf. He is always with you to guide and protect you.

'Don't be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’
(2 Kings 6:16, NIV)

If you take a peep into the spiritual realm, you will realize that the host of angels in charge of you are numerous. The Scriptures says that He will give His angels in charge of us. The heavenly host is solidly behind you.

Therefore, do not be afraid for He has got your back. Walk in confidence and dispose any fear of the enemy. ...

Remember what God has done in the past

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Beloved, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He never changes. He is the same good and loving Father forevermore.

Remember today what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with him
(Deuteronomy 11:2a GNT)

Therefore, irrespective of whatever you're currently going through, God remains faithful. Remember what He has done for you in the past. All the past victories that He has won for you. He will also do it again and again.

So have faith. Remember how God has always come through for you. Your experiences with Him will help you in your current situation. So, remember them.
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Jesus goes ahead of you

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Beloved, Jesus really cares for you. He loves you unconditionally. He would always protect you from any harm.

And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him...
John 10:4

The shepherd in the above verse is the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He goes before His sheep and His sheep follows Him. He is always ahead of us, preparing the way and clearing it off of evil, and providing all the necessities of the day.

God has gone ahead of you to set the crooked ways straight. Therefore, step out in faith as you follow Jesus Christ. ...

Talk to God, don't complain or worry

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Beloved, whenever you're faced with challenges and tough situations, do not worry, neither be anxious. Trust in the Lord your God and loving Father to take care of it.

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

Always remember to talk to God about it. Don't be preoccupied with worry, anxiety and complaints. Beloved, always put it to God in prayers.

In addition, add thanksgiving to your prayers. Because, God appreciates a thankful heart. More so, it takes a heart of faith to thank God for answered prayers yet to manifest. ...

Don't engage in empty talk, do the work

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Beloved, the Scriptures says a lot about hard work. Nowhere in Scriptures is laziness encouraged. Beloved, be wise.

Hard work is worthwhile, but empty talk will make you poor
(Proverbs 14:23 CEV)

Therefore, set your heart to do the work that has been placed in your hands. Whatever has been committed to you, do the work well.

Beloved, don't be engaged in lots of talk that are empty. Let your hard work do the talk on your behalf. ...

You've got the righteousness of God in you

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Beloved, God's own righteousness is resident inside of you. You don't have to look anywhere to find or do anything to gain His righteousness.

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21

Christ took our place and died for us. He paid the price so that we wouldn't need to. He became our righteousness when we believed in Him.

Therefore, the righteousness you have received is not by works but by Grace. ...

Love is perfected in you

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Beloved, you are not a loveless being. The Love of God is fully resident in you. You just need to trust in the Scriptures.

Love has been perfected among us in this…as He is, so are we in this world.
1 John 4:17

You are exactly as Christ is. You have nothing less or nothing more. The power and life of Christ lives in you. You just need to understand and walk in this light.

Beloved, live the life of a god in earth through the divine empowerment of Christ in you. ...

Running the Race by Looking at Christ

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Beloved, no man can live the godly life in His own strength and determination. If it was possible, then, there wouldn't be a need for Christ to die for us.

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

Beloved, we are meant to run the race that is set before us. No one will run it for us. But, we have divine help from above. The race has been made easy with the help of the Holy Ghost.

Just look up to Jesus. Study the Scriptures and you'll find the strength you need. Just keep beholding His nature and He will empower you to live the extraordinary life. ...

Christ is the Replica of the Father

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Christ is the replica of God the Father. The Holy Trinity exist together as One entity and are also individually separate. It is God's Wisdom.

Jesus said to him, '…He who has seen Me has seen the Father…'
John 14:9

We have seen the kindness and loveliness of Jesus onto man. This means we have seen the kindness and loveliness of God the Father.

Once you behold Christ, you are beholding the very nature of the Father. Glory to God. ...

Serve others with your gift

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Beloved, you have some God-given gifts and talents that are meant to be used to the fullest capacity. You must use them for good service.

Each of you as a good manager must use the gift that God has given you to serve others
(1 Peter 4:10 GW)

Have a heart of service. Be humble enough to serve others. Beloved, let God use you to help and improve the lives of others.

Beloved, have an open heart of service. Those God-given gifts should be put to use. ...

Let your mind be fixed on Christ

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There is only one source of stability, and it is found in Christ Jesus. Nothing else in life is constant or stable but Him.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
(Isaiah 26:3, NKJV)

You can only have perfect peace and security once your heart is fixed on Christ. Trust in Him to provide all your needs and protect you. You will never fail.

Beloved, keep your gaze fixed on Christ. He's your only source of strength, stability and peace of mind. ...

Don't Over Work Yourself

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Beloved, God doesn't want you to worn yourself out with endless cycles of work. Take time to rest from time to time.

It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?
(Psalm 127:2 The Message)

God gives rest to His people. Learn to rest often. It isn't going to be about your works but His Grace. So, learn to rest on His Grace.

Don't work yourself out. Go on vacations. Rest your mind and soul. Take time out. Sleep and enjoy the Grace of God. God will lead you into productivity. It isn't by might but by His Spirit and Grace. ...
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Beloved, do not limit the omnipotent God that you serve. He doesn't need a long time to sort things out. He can change a whole scenario in an instant.

And in an instant, suddenly, you shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts…
(Isaiah 29:5-6, AMPC)

God can choose to visit your situation and turn everything around in an instant. God's timing is never too late or too early. He holds the times and seasons in His hands and He knows the best time for you.

Beloved, trust in the Lord God Almighty who is able to do all things, as nothing is impossible for Him. ...

Growth is in stages

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Beloved, we need to understand and appreciate the various levels of growth and development that God takes us through in our walk with Him.

Jesus also said, 'The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.'
Mark 4:26–28, NLT

When a farmer plants, there's first a leaf blade, then the head of the wheat, then, a full grain that ripens. Whatever vision God has placed in your heart will grow in stages. Spiritual gr ...

Prosper in all Ramifications

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The will of God Almighty for you is to prosper on all sides. It isn't just about physical prosperity but also spiritual ...

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2, NASB

God wants sound health for you. He wants spiritual growth, and also, financial prosperity. Neither one must be lacking.

Therefore, study the Scriptures and find the blueprints to prosperity in all ramifications. The Scripture is the Way. ...

Be Honest and True to Yourself

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Beloved, there is nothing hidden before God. You need to be honest to yourself whenever you approach your Maker.

Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves
(Romans 12:3b NLT)

You can not come to Him pretending to be whom you are not. God knows you much more than you know yourself.

When you come to Him as you are, you realize that He loves you just as much. It isn't about yourself but Christ. So, be true and honest to yourself. ...

Rejoice in the Lord despite Challenges

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Beloved, you have an assurance in the Lord your God. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He knows the very end right from the beginning.

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
(Habakkuk 3:17-18, NLT)

Habakkuk knew the God he served. Despite the challenges, he was confident that all will work out for good. He rejoiced in the faith he had in God.

Beloved, you too can use your eyes of faith and rejoice in the Holy Ghost. You don' ...

God is with you in your pains and troubles

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In your weakest moments when you feel God is far away, that's exactly when He is closest. In those trouble times when you can't sense God around at all, that's when God is around you the most. He never leaves and He won't forsake you.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
(Psalm 34:18 NIV)

God is close to you in your heartbreak and crushed spirit. He will lighten up your heart and heal your wounds. Just let Him work it out. Cast the cares and worries on Him.

Therefore, be rest assured that God is with you always. ...

You are a son and an heir

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Beloved, you are not a slave. You are God's own son and heir to His wonderful and great kingdom.

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!' Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Galatians 4:6–7

Beloved, the resources of God's kingdom is at your disposal. Study the Scriptures and pray so as to identify and know how to effectively utilize these resources.

Beloved, you have received the Spirit of sonship and an heir. Don't believe otherwise. ...

Give More and Increase More

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There is a divine principle that God has put in place. The one who gives more would increase the most. Only a few understand and walk by this principle.

There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
Proverbs 11:24

The Scriptures is full of wisdom that we can apply for our good. Beloved, the path to increase is to give. When you give, it always finds a way back to you in multiple folds, pressed down, shaken together and running over.

This is why we see some foundations that give gracefully end up increasing even more and more. Learn the act of giving and pray for direction when giving as well. ...
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Beloved, we are not after the old but the new covenant. God came to institute the New Covenant because there were faults in the old which he wanted removed. If the old was good, there would be no need for a new.

And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest 'according to the order of Melchizedek,'
Hebrews 5:9–10

Christ is the author of eternal salvation to all who obey and believe in Him. He would cast none out who comes unto Him. Christ is in the Order of Melchizedek.

Therefore, you have an eternal security in Christ Jesus because of His blood and the priesthood order. ...

Call on God in the Day of Trouble

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Beloved, you need not fear or worry about anything. God is always for you anytime and any day.

...call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
(Psalm 50:15, NIV)

God has promised to send His deliverance unto you when you call on Him. No need to run to man for any help. Just say a word of prayer to your Father.

Therefore, be confident like David was and believe that even in the valley of the shadow of death, your Father guides and protects you, and He will surely deliver you. ...

You're a Masterpiece

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Beloved, you are not ordinary. God created you for a purpose. You are not an accident in the land of the living.

We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago
(Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

It is all for God's Glory. Therefore, let Him lead you into Glory. The life you have in Christ Jesus is a new life. You're God's masterpiece.

You are created for good works. Come to Him and He will equip you with all you need and train you to work to manifestation of God's Glory. ...

Follow God's Instructions

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Beloved, it pays to follow what God says. Sometimes, your mind might think a way or path is good, but, God who sees the end from the beginning knows it all.

Then the Lord appeared to him and said: Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you…So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
Genesis 26:2–3, 6

Isaac thought Egypt was a good option but God told him to stay in Gerar. Though it seemed like a bad option, but, Isaac prospered in the land as he obeyed God.

Beloved, trust in the leading of the Lord. Seek His face and He will lead you aright. ...

Glorify God with your Gifts

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God has made you to manifest His glory. You are meant to bear forth fruits of good and great works in the Lord.

My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit
(John 15:8a AMP)

It is your Father's honor that you bear forth fruits. It gives Him so much joy and pleasure.

Therefore, rest in His arms of Grace and study the Scriptures and be empowered to bear forth fruits to the glory and honor of God, your Father. ...

Different Gifts, Service to the same God

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In the house of the Lord, there are several gifts in the hearts and hands of his people which can be used in the service of the Lord.

'There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person'
(1 Corinthians 12:4-6 GW)

We must understand that everyone will serve God in the capacity that is given to him/her. Let's be open to the expression of the gift of God in everyone's individual lives.

Together, different gifts and services, forms a whole which will bring glory to God. That's His design, let it be. Give r ...

Let Go of the Worries

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Beloved, you will always face challenges and issues that might wanna make you worry. But, learn to drop your worries at his feet.

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
(1 Peter 5:7, NLT)

Learn to always tell it to God in prayers. Speak to Jesus as your friend and to God as your Father. He cares.

Also, it really helps to share the burden on your heart with a fellow brethren in the Lord. There is wisdom in getting counsel from a fellow wise brethren. ...

Success unto you every day

General article by T-Ralph

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Beloved, God loves you so much and wants you to live each day victorious in His glory.

Then he said, 'O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success [qarah] this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.'
Genesis 24:12

Just as he prayed for success in his endeavor. You also can pray for success in your daily endeavors and God will surely grant unto you great success.

Beloved, His divine favour can take you places you have never been and lift you to heights you have never reached. Therefore, ask for his success daily and experience breakthrough in all you do. ...
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Beloved, Christ is your righteousness. He, Himself, become your righteousness personified. Christ is the righteousness of God unto you, not by works, but by Grace.

In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
Proverbs 12:28

As a result, you have life unlimited. There is no plague of death or sudden mishap of death for you. The life of God is infused into you. You and all you do is blessed with God's divine life.

Therefore, focus on Christ as your righteousness and enjoy the unlimited benefits of life all day long.
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