Spirit of the living God, come upon my life and family and place a shield of protection around us in the name of Jesus Christ.
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O Lord, let Your protection rest upon every member of troop that will be participating and serving in this conflict in the name of Jesus Christ.
They went alive and they will come back alive in the name of Jesus Christ.
My Father, my Father, You are the God of peace,. Let Your peace reign in this present conflict between Russia and Ukraine in the name of Jesus Christ
WHAT IS TRUE LOVE?
Years ago, when I lived in Lugbe, a suburb in Abuja, a number of girls lived in a building adjacent to me. They strictly lived to be picked up by men.
The girls will go out at night and return the following morning. I, and other neighbors were angry. The girls were very noisy. They never cared who their noise disturbed.
One day, the landlord had enough. He evicted all of them. Their properties were thrown out. All the girls found somewhere else to relocate, except one. She had no place to go.
She kept her belongings in our building corridor, and on nights that she was home, she’d sleep there… and that was on most nights.
The tenants in the building, including my husband and I, met to plan how to put her and her belongings out. Surprisingly, one tenant, a woman was against the idea. She asked, “What would you all do if this girl was your daughter, sister or relative?” She told us that this girl and her friends have, no doubt made wrong choices. But she reminded us that we too, at some point in our past also made wrong choices. But God still held us close to His heart and saved us. She cautioned us as Christians to consider what Christ Jesus would do.
Everyone was quiet. But none suggested any way to help the now homeless lady.
Later on, the same woman who defended her at the tenant meeting had a talk with her husband. They agreed to house the girl in their moderate apartment.
They invited the girl into their home and told her she could stay with them. The homeless girl was shocked when the woman said to her, “We know what you do for a living. And you are free to go out at night and come back the next day if that’s what you choose to do. Feel free to eat our food. Use the other bedroom. It is yours as long as you live here. Live like one of us. We did not bring you in to judge you. But we will continue to pray for you. Hopefully, the spirit will talk to you…, at your own time.”
The girl was dumbfounded. And she cried. At nights, she stayed home. Going out to look for men gradually became a thing of her past.
She would join the family for morning devotion and go to church with them on Sundays.
One day, the woman, now her landlord of sorts told her of her husband’s decision to pay for her to register in a university. The lady gained admission into a university. She graduated on top of her class and got a good job. But even before she graduated, with a university grant for outstanding students, she had started a business of her own.
Today, when you enter her office, she has this woman and her husband’s photo on the wall behind her desk. The photo has the inscription, ” ‘My parents,’ the only Christians I know”.
Folks, what is true love?
Many Christians cannot answer to this question.
We resist the true essence of love but gossip around the house.
The truth is, “Christ Jesus died for us.” Why would a righteous man die for sinners?
That’s what love is.
What can you do for someone even against your intrinsic instincts?
Every one we have chosen not to forgive, deserve forgiveness. That is the sacrifice that a Christian, who shows true love makes.
Love is not the practice of loving beautiful people. True love is shown by being willing to truly love those that many look down upon.
How many less fortunate people have you taken home from church after service to feed?
Why do we feed the rich, and don’t feed the needy?
Why do we scorn people who look like prostitutes? We look at children who look unkept and we shake our heads in disapproval, warning our children to avoid such people.
But what kind of people do we think that heaven is waiting up there for?
Let’s not lose the purpose of life because of what we have almost achieved.
Can someone say of you, “I met a true believer in you?”
Think about it.
Where is your true Love?
Have a great day.
Holy Spirit, help me and my family not to dwell on our past failures and success, help us to trust and depend on You to move forward by fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
Any power, spirit or personality that has vowed that myself and family will not carry our harvest in the remaining days of 2021, be consume by the fire of God’s judgement in the name of Jesus Christ.
Let the blood of Jesus Christ neutralise every poison injected into my body and the body of any of my family members; O God arise, speak Your word of deliverance and resurrection to every organ of our body in the name of Jesus Christ.
O Lord, give me and my family the grace to worship You the way and level our worship will be acceptable to You not the way we want to worship You in the name of Jesus Christ.
Every good thing the enemy has destroyed in my life and family, Oh Lord, restore it to us this day in the name of Jesus Christ.
Everlasting King, give us the grace to hear Your voice clearly so that we will not be carried away outside Your plan and purpose in the name of Jesus Christ