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  • Know God. Trust God. Add Value.

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    By Kirian Stone

    Yesterday was May 1st which happens to be workers day. Everyone who is the labor market reminds themselves of what they do and why they do it. But do we know why we do it? Do we know why we work?

    For me the actual definition of ‘work’ is what God gives you to express The Blessing, that is, what He has put within you. The dictionaries would tell you that work is an activity you do to earn money; not really.

    Adam, before the fall, had work. Was he doing it to earn money? Of course not, he had everything he needed provided for him. He worked because it the way to express The Blessing God put within Him in Genesis 1:28. Honestly a job is just a system of the world that makes you toil to scrap a living, but work? That’s different.

    Our after the fall of man, and after we have received salvation is to add value to our realm with what God has put in us. Will we be rewarded financially for the value we add? Of course we will, but that’s not you primary focus. The salary from your job, by the way, isn’t your source of livelihood; The Blessing of God that has been made available to us through Christ is our source.

    Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.” Ephesians 4:28 [AMP].

    Our salary isn’t our source, it actually serves better use as what we should give to people in need. God’s master is for us to trust Him for our daily needs, daily. I know its hard, especially when you’ve always trusted in a salary and you have mouths to feed, but its easier to trust someone you know.

    Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 [AMP].

    Trust God with all your heart, because that’s the only way to trust Him. But you’ve got to know Him to trust Him; and you can know Him by looking into His word. When you trust Him, you’ll be able to rely on Him for your provision and sustenance, and you’ll be able to focus on giving expression to The Blessing of God inside you and add value to this world.

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  • The Way of Divinity

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    By Onochie Onyekwena

    There is a saying that goes this way “To err is human and to forgive is divine.” The second part of that saying is so true. It is truly divine to forgive. Observe the scripture below.

    Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 [MSG].

    Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. That is indeed a divine charge to divine individuals. Paul wasn’t speaking to unbelievers, he spoke to the ecclesia, the Saints of God. If we have received Christ, if we are saints, we must forgive one another as God forgave us.

    The interesting thing about forgiveness is the fact that it isn’t particularly free; someone has to pay the price for it. Let me illustrate with this scenario. Imagine you went to a millionaire’s home and mistakenly broke a glass table worth $2.5 million. If the millionaire forgives your error, it means he’s willing to take up the cost of replacing it himself, instead of laying it to your charge. That’s what God did for us through Jesus Christ. God could forgive us our sins because Jesus paid the price for them. The charge for our sins were laid on Him, instead of us.

    So now that we have been forgiven, we should also lay other people’s errors to our charge and forgive them. As God doesn’t impute sin to our account, so we shouldn’t impute errors into anyone’s account. Like 1 Corinthians 13:5 says, Love “… Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others…” So as saints of God, we must be like God. As He blotted out our sins like a dark cloud, we should blot out the sins of others.

    To forgive is divine and as saints, we are divinity, so today let us act as such; let us be like our Father in heaven and in us.

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  • NEW POST: Unfailing Love means Unfailing Love

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    By Kirian Stone

    The Lord is kind and shows mercy. He does not become angry quickly but is full of love.” Psalms 145:8 [New Century Version].
    Isn’t it quite wonderful to know that the maker of the universe and its galaxies is not some blood thirsty, power crazy psychopath? Isn’t it just amazing to know that the God who created you and I is kind? I mean He has all the power that exists and with just a snap of His fingers He could just disintegrate us, but He chose to be kind and slow to anger. He chose to be merciful and full of love. Wow, just wow.
    You this is a fact the many people don’t know. The only description of god some people have is that of the Angry God who’s just looking for who to do harm to. Not at all. The bible says, on the contrary, that he is “…kind and shows mercy.” Let’s check out what another scripture says about Him.
    But you, O Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to get angry, full of unfailing love and truth.” Psalms 86:15 [New Living Translation].
    Unfailing love has a cool and amazing ring to it doesn’t it? I mean it I had a laptop that was described as ‘Unfailing’ I’d feel pretty indestructible, like I could take over the world (maybe not). So, just imagine a God whose love is unfailing, in other words His love for us never fails. You want to know more about the unfailing features of God’s love? Check out what Paul said.
    Can anything separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble, suffering, and hard times, or hunger and nakedness, or danger and death?” Romans 8:35 [Contemporary English Version].
     
    Mega-wow! I know. But do you want to see more. Okay, Okay, no crowding. Check this out.
     
    I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love–not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord!” Romans 8:38-39 [Contemporary English Version].
    You should probably sit down right now because I’m pretty sure you’re dizzy from being mind blown. Can you now see how silly it is to think that God is just some psychotic deity who can’t wait to toss into hell. First us He never made hell for any of us, He wants to be with us. His love is so unfailing that nothing can separate us from it, not even death. Boy, don’t I know that one. Death couldn’t separate us from God’s love because Jesus died for us and defeated death; His love freed us from death so how can death separate us from Him. Even sin can’t separate us from His love, that is why Jesus Christ died, was buried and resurrected so that we wouldn’t be separated from Him. That’s a great thing for you to know today.
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  • I Looked: A Psalm

    I looked upon the plight of the black race And saw a malady for every black face I saw problems where solutions ought to be the case I saw stupidity and so much blatant waste I saw “group think” and “no think” being the trending craze. Then I looked upon myself too And swore that […]

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