Are you allowing the spirit in you to grow or suffocating it?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20  Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Each one of us was given a gift that must prosper us. 1 Corinthians 7:7 For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that. The gift can only function when the Holy Spirit within is allowed to take control. Once you know your gift and serve on it, you are unstoppable.

His plan is to prosper us. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

What’s stopping you from the promise today? Each one of us should be worried about the answer to this question.

My prayer today is that may the truth be revealed so we serve and worship in spirit and in truth.

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Your are called to servanthood, your gift is not for you but His people.

Matthew 20:28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Your gift and blessings are not for you but you are to serve God’s people.

John 21:16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

How to Be Helped

Calculating Grace

David makes a simple observation in Psalm 28 that has stuck with me for a couple of weeks now, so perhaps it is important…

He writes, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me,” (Psalm 28:7). 

Now, I don’t know if David believed this when he wrote it and was just stating a fact or if he was struggling with a heavy heart, as he often did, and was rehearsing truth in order to make his heart believe it… (I tend to assume the latter because a) verses 1-3 communicate David is in distress, and b) I am, as it turns out, a pessimist.)

In any case, I’ve been pondering the second half of verse 7 for a few days – my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. In other translations it reads David’s heart currently trusts…

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When you give a gift, you have no control of what the recipient do with it but there is one gift that the owner is concerned about how you take care of, Kids!

Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. God gave us children as a reward but He also set some rules on how we must take care of this gift. Proverbs 22:6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. As a head of the house man is commanded to live life and lead the house in a manner that is respectful. 1 Timothy 3:4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. Even when you discipline, it must be in a loving way. Ephesians 6:4  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord, Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

Children are dear in God’s side and for us to enter His Kingdom, we must receive the teachings as children. Children don’t reason much. You cannot follow God’s instructions if you reason too much. Mark 9:36-37 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

There is also a way the gift is expected to behave, Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Look! The virgin will conceive a child! He came to save his people

Matthew 1:21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

Jesus came to save his people. John 1:11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

All was created through him. John 1:18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

If we understand our differences and targets, we will collaborate.

John knew what he was called for and did not argue with Peter. Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 

 Today we see men and women of God talk about others in front of their congregants because they have not realized who they are and what they are called for. When you know your calling, you focus on what is before you and your relationship with God.

Don’t allow small things to put you down, no matter how the situation is, have hope.

Nothing is impossible with God. You have passed through situation using your own strength now give this one to the God. Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Your hope will make you believe and your faith will tell you that you are a Victor.

You cannot serve God in comfort, when trials don’t come, you won’t see a need to serve God. 1 Peter 1:7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold-though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

Increase your faith today and say confess that Christ in you is the hope of glory. Confess what you believe. You cannot rise above your confession. Speak positive words to yourself.

You are a winner in Christ.