Thank God!

Thank God I’m still here!

Thank God for the breath of life;

Thank God I’m not a victim of crime or gun bullet;

Thank God I do not lose anyone, although I don’t, by any means, wish that on anyone too;

Thank God for Peace;

Thank God for sound health,

Thank God for the past, the present, and the future.

And in everything give thanks. For in this, God is delighted.

The ultimate fate of all

We all will leave (die) this world and face the Judge of all judges.

And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27

I’m confident there’s still a God somewhere who ultimately determines the fate of every man.

The system will likely fail you. Things may not work as you hoped they should; handicapped and unable to make any difference.

But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. Matthew 20:25

You can’t trust anyone to make it work for you because of the wickedness in the heart, more dangerous if it’s unrepentant, callous, and egregious.

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? Jeremiah 17:9

It is my hope and confidence that everyone will be judged by the ultimate Judge. Regardless of color or race, no one will escape the hands of the almighty God.

Elijah said, “I serve the Lord who rules over all. You can be sure that he lives. And you can be just as sure that I will speak to Ahab today.” 1 Kings 18:15

because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:31

So, there’s still hope that if everything else fails, God cannot. And that, in His time, He will make all things alright.

The Lord, my defender – Excerpt from Prayer snippets


Purposeful-Living
Lord, fill me with the Spirit of wisdom in Jesus name. Exodus 28:3

Success
Fill me with your Spirit, oh God, with your Spirit of knowledge and understanding in Jesus mighty name. Exodus 31:3

Purposeful-Living
Lord Jesus, I am not better than anyone. All I ask for is your grace and mercy to live the way you want from me and forgive me my sins to bring you honor and glory. Amen. Exodus 32:11-14

Purposeful-Living
Lord Jesus, please, I want to find favor in your eyes. Show me your favor, oh God. Exodus 33:13

Purposeful-Living
Holiness is my heart’s desire. I pray to live a holy life in Jesus name. Leviticus 19:2

Success
Lord, please command your blessing upon me so I can eat in plenty. Leviticus 25:21

Family
Lord, command your blessing upon my family and cause us to have abundance. Leviticus 25:21

Deliverance
Lord, deliver me from every sin causing my faith in you to give up. Numbers 5:6

Success
The Lord bless me and protect me from all danger. Numbers 6:24

Family
The Lord blesses us and protects us all the days of our lives. Numbers 6:24

Success
Lord, make your face shine upon me and be gracious to me. Numbers 6:25

Family
Lord, make your face shine upon my family and be gracious to us in Jesus name. Numbers 6:25

Success
Lord, I pray that your blessings will not be lacking or wanting in my life in Jesus name. Numbers 6:25

Family
Lord, I pray that your blessings will not be lacking or wanting in my family in Jesus name. Numbers 6:25

Thanksgiving
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your goodness, mercy, grace, and blessing.

 

from Prayer snippets – Living A Better Life (adelive.org)

Re: When God is not God

I’m frustrated! What I expected is not happening. Oh no, but why, Lord? No one understands. I need help now, but none here to help. 

Sounds familiar to everyone. 

First of all, God cannot choose to not be God. This concept only exist on our mind when we feel disappointed that God did not do what we trusted Him to do.

This happens when we hold onto His promise(s) and did not see it happen.

God’s promises are “yes” and “amen”. It will surely come to pass. It’s just a matter of when. Remember, God honors His Word more than His name.

If you don’t know when an event will take place, you simply wait and on the lookout. If it doesn’t happen at the moment you expected, does this make Him incapable or limited,  or a liar? The answer is definitely “No”

So, what happens when we expect Him to do a promise and it does not happen? We surrender to His will. This is because He knows all things and He knows the best.

Learn to accept God both in the good time and also in the bad time. Learn from men of old and those who had gone through and going through a hard time right now and you will see that God has done and He is doing so much good for you than you can ever imagine.

Abraham was and is a good example. He didn’t know when God’s promise of a child will take place, but he waited. Although, he erred and missed it. His mistake still lingers on. At the right time, God visited him and his wife gave birth to Isaac.

God cannot seize to be God regardless of how we feel about Him, or the event of life.

Often, we are in a hurry, thinking that God is not doing His promise. Yes, He is! You just don’t see it with your naked eyes. 

Remember, He uses both the good and the bad to accomplish His purpose in life.

God was God in Pharaoh, and God was also God in David. 

So, whether it’s a good situation or a bad situation, God is still God.

..but there’s a single situation that God is not God. 

When you refuse to believe and doubt this Word, then God can’t be God. God is not God in your life when you doubt Him because He’s incapable of working His good promises in an unbeliever.

Therefore, accept His purpose and His will even when it does not makes sense.
God is still God regardless of our condition–good or bad.

Prayer shout out

Deliverance
Lord Jesus, deliver me from perverse and evil people, I pray. 2 Thessalonians 3:2

Purposeful-Living
Lord Jesus, direct my heart towards your love and strengthen my heart I pray. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Success
Oh Lord, let your peace always be with me and in every way in Jesus name. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Family
Oh Lord, let your peace be with my family all the time and in every way in Jesus name. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Success
I have been created for greatness and wonders. Genesis 1:1

Success
I shall produce greatness in Jesus name. Genesis 1:11-12

Purposeful-Living
Lord Jesus, I pray that my life will be perfectly organized by your graceful hands. Genesis 1:2-31

Purposeful-Living
God Purposefully creates me, and I shall fulfill the purpose in Jesus name. Genesis 1:26

Success
I am a winner, not a loser in Jesus name. Genesis 1:26

Deliverance
Lord, remove shame and disgrace-causing situations from my life in Jesus name. Genesis 2:25

Excerpt from Prayer snippets – Living A Better Life (adelive.org)

Be Yourself!

Don’t stress yourself out trying to be another person.

You cannot!

Every attempt to live another person’s life causes heartache.

Why put yourself through the mystery of living another life that is not yours?

In the short run, you feel all the inadequacies, and in the long run, there is a lifetime of emptiness.

Free yourself and be yourself.

The life of man on earth 8.0 (shame and pain)

The man, Job, experiences shame, pain, and disgrace in the aftermath of the calamities that came upon him and his family.

Of course, he was unhappy, and he despairs for his life. Many of us are sad today due to reasons we can or cannot explain.

We all encounter difficulties and challenges daily.

Job vexed all his anger and bitterness. He even cursed the day he was born. He was sad and lost hope.

“Why wasn’t I born dead? Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb? Job 3:11

He knew that if he had not been born, he wouldn’t have any trouble. And that is the truth!

Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest. Job 3:13 

There’s a lot of trouble in life that many perspire and dread living.

What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true. Job 3:25

It’s okay to express your emotions and let it all out. It’s okay to say what you want to say and let God know how you feel.

God understands, and He alone can fix many of our daily troubles. 

So, turn to Him more than you have ever done before. 

He will come and save you!

 

The life of man on earth 7.0 (the visit)

I have been writing about the life of man on earth. It is a series that delves into the life of Job.

Today, I continue with Job’s friends’ visit.

Job’s friends came to visit him after his calamities, and they were surprised at how they found him.

He was their friend, and of course, was a wealthy fellow. So, the condition they saw wasn’t a good one.

They cried and kept mute for days without saying anything. 

There are good and bad sides to how Job’s friends responded to his new condition.

Sometimes, all you need to do to help someone is to say nothing. Keep your mouth shut!

You don’t know whether your words might hurt more or alleviate the problems.

Job’s friends tried to keep mute, but they could not sustain themselves for a long time before they start ranting.

We can learn to speak less and listen more.

These days, everyone wants to speak. Everyone wants to “be heard” There’s no crime speaking your mind, but in the multitudes of words, we often misspoke.

Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. Proverbs 10:19

Lastly, entertain only friends who are going to lift you and not pull you down.

It is, for me, a daily decision because you cannot tell which friends are going to be nice to you “down the stretch” In a short time, most friends are cool, but not many cannot sustain themselves for a long time.

So, what type of visit are you entertaining today? What friends are you keeping?

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