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     1st – 8th

NO LONGER A SLAVE

We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

Romans 6:6 NLT

Happy Easter 

This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.

I just want to encourage you with this powerful Word of God. You are “No longer a slave to sin” because your old sinful habits have been forgiven and crucified with Christ when He died on the cross.

The power of death is broken in your life.

With this beautiful FREEDOM you have in Christ, Please, know you have been bought with a price and that price was the death of Jesus Christ!

Let us walk in liberty and not in fear of slipping back into our old sinful nature.  We have a High priest, our Saviour who did not only die for us but also intercedes for us to continue in this freedom because He understands our weakness.

He loves us and does not want us to live with our head down in shame but to walk upright, chin up and with our heads held high.

You are no longer “under the law” but “under Grace“. You have been sanctified with Christ’s blood.

You are now called Righteousness and sin is no longer your master!

Walk in Liberty!

MEDITATION

∞ Romans eight verse one and two says; So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death 

 

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     9th – 15th

...BLOWN IT LATELY?

 

Peter remembered how Jesus had said

“Before a rooster crows twice, you’ll deny me three times.”

He collapsed in tears.

Mark 14:72

As you read this week, put yourself in Peter’s sandals for a minute, When you read the build-up verses before this last verse in Mark 14, can you see a bit of  Peter in you?

…probably a lot huh?

Have you also blown it lately? Personally, I can see a lot of myself in Peter too, so you are not alone on this one!

Go to Mark 14:31 real quick, Peter promised Jesus never to deny Him and vowed to die with Him!

Let’s pause right there…Honestly, what was Peter thinking? Declaring those powerful words, making empty promises? Seriously what was he thinking though? Sigh!

Are you like Peter, passionately telling God you don’t want to go back to that sin?

Do you find yourself collapsed in tears after you find yourself going back into that same sin?

Yes? Then you’re in the right place.

See, I believe Peter seriously did not want to deny Jesus Christ, but when he got overwhelmed by the situation around him, he got really nervous and swore: “I have never laid eyes on this man you’re talking about”.

Let your meditation on Peter’s failure lead you to consider your own heart and life.

Where have you blown it lately?

Have you also went back on your promises to God because you got so overwhelmed with all your problems and resulted back to what you’ve always known to bring you false or temporal pleasure?

Went back to the sin you passionately told God to deliver you from? Went back to not trusting God to come through for you?

Talk to Jesus about this, bravely let yourself feel the depth of what you’ve done.

This week, speak a prayer of humility. Cry out like Peter did when he remembered what Jesus had told him earlier.

Jesus is interceding for you as he did for Peter!

MEDITATION

∞ What is Jesus saying in response to your heart cry? Be open to how He may be reacting differently to you or to your failure than you expected. Write down what Jesus’ response is and how you feel about it. Remember, Yesterday is gone! Move forward in Jesus…talk to Him. His LOVE and GRACE is stronger than all your flaws and failures. 

 

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      16th – 22nd

"SIT BEFORE THE MASTER"

As they continued their travel Jesus entered a village. A woman name of Martha welcomed Him and made Him feel quite at home. Martha had a sister, Mary, who sat  before the Master, hanging on every thing He said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand. The Master said, ” Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only essential and Mary has chosen it-it’s the main course and won’t be taken from her”.

Luke 10:38-42

This passage might be very familiar to you. So before reading, pause and ask God to give you fresh eyes and an open heart to absorb it. Then read it carefully.

Prayerfully let your creativity lose as you engage with this text today. First, put yourself in the skin of Mary. On that day, what might you be doing? What’s going on around you in the house? What are you thinking and feeling when Martha complains about you?

Now, put yourself in Martha’s shoes. What are you preparing? What are your motivations? What are you feeling? What might you be thinking and feeling after Jesus says those words to you?

The text says that Mary “sat before the Master

Now it’s your turn. Take an empty chair and place it in the middle of the room. Sit or kneel in front of it, imagining Jesus sated there.

Read the passage again. Stay in this posture, in the silence and ponder who Jesus is.

As you remain before the chair, whisper,

“Jesus, who am I more like today: Mary or Martha?

MEDITATION

Don’t rush this experience. Even if get the urge to get up, continue to be still and sit in silence. Anticipate that Jesus will communicate with you. Wait for Him and allow Him to speak words of promise, correction, and comfort into your life. 

 

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     23rd – 30th

YES, HE HEARS YOU

Hear my cry O Lord attend unto my prayer

From the end of the earth will I cry out to Thee.

When my heart is overwhelmed

Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I 

Marva Providence [Psalms 61]

Hello there, I can’t believe its the last week in April already!

I pray God will surprise and extend His Power and Grace to you.

 I’ll anticipate their(your) prayers and respond before they(you) know it; 

even as they(you) speak, I will hear.

 Isaiah 65:24 The Voice

Whenever I read this verse in Isaiah, I literally smile, my heart smiles and at the same time, I stand in awe of God because He is so merciful.

How can I explain a love that is unexplainable, I mean who are we that He is mindful of us?

Who are you that He hears you before you speak?!

The New living translations say While they(you) are still talking about their(your) needs, I already heard them(you)”

Amazing right?! Tell me if that doesn’t blow your mind, how can you explain such love? This verse should be giving you some other level of comfort and confidence.

Let it sink in, just take a minute to meditate on this verse throughout this week, please.

The magnitude of this small verse is too much for me to comprehend, I mean this verse is saying, you are not talking to God in vain, your labour is not in vain, not at all. He hears you, He is listening to your cry!

Amen!

This week, I want to encourage you to think BIG as we are preparing to enter a new month.

Be rest assured that God hears your thoughts too, think and aspire to do bigger things, remove all distractions, let your heart be set on one thing – Jesus.

He is your partner, He cares for you, He has your best interest at heart. He is crazy about you, so stop complaining instead praise God through it because He hears you. Praise God because He knows your heart desires and He is able to do all you ask of Him. He keeps to His promises just like an oath.

 Isaiah 49:8a “When the time was right, I answered you, on the day you were delivered, I was your help.  I will watch over you, and give you as a promise, a binding covenant…”. 

Isaiah 45:1-2  “Doors and gates open without a fight and will not close. I will go ahead of you and smooth the way, lower the heights, break down bronze doors, and cut through iron bars…” 

MEDITATE

 God hears you, yes, He recognises your voice, your thought and your stillness. 

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I pray this Word – this Seed falls on the good soil and May The Lord answer your heart cry today, Amen!

#DailySeed

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