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Pour in, Pour out.

We all wake up differently, some wake up tired from a long night or not enough sleep,  while others wake up refresh and renewed. Despite on how we wake up, we all can have peace and joy in our lives. How? You must start with the condition of your heart because that is where peace and joy begin. By answering these two question, you can begin your peace and joy process.   Are you at peace with God through Jesus? and have you made the joy of the Lord your strength to be victorious daily?

watch this video for more information on this week fruit: Peace & Joy.

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Sound the alarm!

Are you a lukewarm Christian? Do you have a relationship with God? does he know you? and are you living a life pleasing to him? I have asked myself those question so many time and during those time I found myself more confuse because of the type of relationship I had with God.

The type of relationship I am referring to is a lukewarm believer, hot and cold as the Bible describe it. This type of relationship with God doesn’t happen overnight, but instead it happens overtime based on the decision you and I make daily. I listed some of the patterns I had to break through to have a better relationship with God, let me know if you can relate.

These are the patterns I had to break through.

  • No one can live a life pleasing to God.—–2nd Peter 1:3 His divine power have given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who has called by his own glory and goodness.

  • The way you know if you have overcome a sin is to go back to it and see if you are tempted by it again. —— James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
  • It’s not that big of deal, God will forgive me——–Hebrew 10:26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left.
  • I’m young, I need to enjoy life before I can truly commit my life to God. —-Ecclesiastes 12:1 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”

 

1 John 1:9, KJV: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”.

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Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. Romans 5:3

How long can you endure hardship? do you quickly react when you are being provoked? can you bear with others when they don’t see things your way? Based on your answer you can have an idea where you stand for this week fruit. The fruit longsuffering requires you to move beyond your strength by not relying on what you see but instead on the rewards that comes with waiting on God.  Jesus demonstrate what it means to experience long suffering as he hangs on the cross with the power to the end it all but choose not. He was provoked, ridicule and went through physical pain so we can become right with God and through the power of the Holy Spirit we can live a life pleasing to him. Please check out this video.

Scriptures for this video:

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT LONG SUFFERING

2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Ephesians 4:2 – With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

Exodus 34:6 – And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Hebrews 4:15 – For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.

 

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The fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

The fruit of the spirit gentleness is about giving God control over our words, thoughts and understanding. Gentleness doesn’t mean you don’t deal with problems firmly or not able to be stern when you need to be but instead its about balance, knowing when to be kind, merciful or gentle and knowing when to be harsh as we all need tough love. The bible shows us different scenario when Jesus showed gentleness and harsh treatments. As believers we are called to do the same by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Check out the audio-video on gentleness.

Scriptures for the video:

Matthew 11:29, 18:23-35, 21:5 Philippians 4:5, Proverbs 3:34, Ephesians 4: 14-16, Isaiah 55:9, Job 38:4, 1 John 3:20, Psalm 44:21 2Timothy: 2 24-25, Philippians 1:15-18, John 3:30, Galatians 6:1, 1 Corinthians 4:21

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“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Self control is essential in a Christian life; without self control you will not be able to live a life pleasing to God. The great news is, the Holy Spirit produce in us a regenerate heart that leads to living life by the spirit. As we live by the spirit we will bear fruit. Check out this video and feel free to share it.

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Apart from me, you can do nothing.

Fruit of the spirit describe the characteristics of believers in the world. So if you are a believer you should be bearing fruit. Just as the same, if you’re not producing fruit then you’re not growing. The bible give us a clear description of the works of the flesh and the fruit of the spirit. Your action will reveal if you are operating in the flesh or in the spirit. The works of the flesh are the evidence of the sinful nature and fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of a born again person.

The Holy Spirit is the only one that can produce fruit in believers life. That happens when you yield to the Holy Spirit, the way Jesus did. Yes! Jesus lived life by the spirit. And I believe you and I can live as he did if we abide in him. Welcome to Fruit of the Spirit Series, the introduction part.

  • The Holy Spirit works in believers life to be more and more like Jesus
  • Transforming believers life to producing fruit
  • Helping believers to pass test and trials to produce fruit

It is God’s plan for you and I to bear fruit, to walk in the same manner as Jesus. I hope this new series will draw you closer to God and bring clarity in your current situation. See you next week for the first study on the fruit of the Spirit. Stay bless 🤪

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Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23

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Drama ends with you or start with you.

I never used to considered myself as an drama person until one of my friend asked me this simple question “why are you always in the middle of the drama” ouch right. In other word, she reminded me that I’ve been there before, being part of the drama and most importantly why am I sill in it. Although I didn’t start this particular drama, it didn’t end with me either. Plain and simple, I didn’t put a stop to it. So ask yourself this question, are you putting a stop to drama or are you adding to it?

Three ways to stop the drama from coming to your door step.

🚨Stop hanging around people who loves drama . I know it’s not easy but part of not adding on top of the drama is also based on your surroundings. Now, I am not saying to rudely tell these people they are horrible human being but instead make a mental notes of who’s who. We know the people in our lives who always have the tea or the latest drama.

🚨 How do you carry yourself? believe it or not people know who to gossip to and who will not entertain it. I am not saying to be disrespecful or rude but people can tell who’s who.

🚨If drama find a way to sneak into your life, don’t add on top of it. Meaning don’t add perhaps something that happened to you 10 years to the story that can add fuel and don’t go tell sam and harry about what you’ve heard.

With all that being said, all these things can’t happen without you going to God in prayer first, to be homest about how you truly feel about drama. And remember you are not alone, I had to do the same thing, that I liked drama, and the excitement it brought me. In this journey, I have learn you can’t be free from something you afraid to admit you like, so be free in Jesus name.

I hope this post is helpful and stay bless.

Galatians 5:15-16 However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Also, make it your goal to live quietly, do your work, and earn your own living, as we ordered you.

Proverbs 26:17 17 Interfering in someone else’s argument
    is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears.

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Fruit of the Spirit series.

What is life in the spirit if you don’t know how to live that life. In the book of Galatians the apostle Paul explain what type of fruit you can produce when you live and walk in the spirit. In this mini series I will be discussing “the fruit of the spirit” in a practical daily life. I would love for you to join me on this journey as we discover how we can live a life pleasing to God. You can start by following this blog to receive the weekly post. The series will begin in January 8th 2020 so mark your calendar and Happy New Year.

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New Year but the same You.

 

The new year 2020 is only a few days away and you probably already have your vision board, goals charts, and journals ready to tackle the new year. As you are writing down the things you want to accomplish never forget that God is the one that turns your plans into reality. With that being said here are three verse to empower you during this upcoming adventure.

Scriptures for 2020

1. “So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.”
‭‭James‬ ‭2:20, 24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

2. “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

3. “ And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I hope this new year bring you closer to God, closer to your family, and closer to your dreams.