Awake, prayer

Lepers of today!

Lepers of today, surprisingly are not those that are plagued with the coronavirus. However, the lepers of today are those that choose to exercise their God-given right of choice, the (unvaccinated) in this case. The vaccinated and unvaccinated should be respected for their choice, and not ostracized by an inept government. Question: Does God stop loving us? never! His love continues to be there no matter where we are on that journey.

“And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed” Mark 1:40-42 – KJV. Love is amazing.

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Motive!

Want to change the environment? Well, it begins from within. Wrong motives are behind every destructive force. Right motives have a positive ripple effect, securing us in the kingdom within, and transforming the outward in the likeness of our faith and understanding.

We sometimes justify our position in life, based on what the senses tell us. Though, can the senses discern the underlying motive? No! Here is an illustration of why right motives are essential. Two gardeners planted seeds in the ground. The first gardener’s motive was a desire to feed his family and neighbors. He was prayerful and surrendered it’s care to God, resulting in a bountiful harvest, blessing everyone around.
Now, the second gardener, who planted seeds as well. His motive was to have the best garden around the area. He wanted to brag about what he created and never desired to share the harvest. He even built a fence around it to keep others away. He thought the success of the garden was tied to his action and his only. He later saw only some of the crop sprouted, in spite of his best efforts. Only a small amount of the crop was worth harvesting, and went to waste because of the environment of selfish motives.

Both gardeners have the same potential and divine inheritance. However, as illustrated by the first gardener, right motives are key to opening the way. So remember, right motives have a positive desired effect on the environment that far exceeds what humanity can accomplish by itself. Contrary to beliefs, God is In control. A right desire begins with prayer. You are that good steward. ”Love” resuscitates the environments.

What the Bible says about trials: ”From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: Greetings to all God’s people scattered over the whole world. My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all”(James 1:1-5).🙏🏾🎉

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all,

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