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Are you wandering?

August 28, 2015

“For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14, New Living Translation (NLT)

There are some people that are “wandering”. Although they love the Lord, attend church regularly and are surrounded by God fearing people, they are “wandering” around without a clue of which way to go.

They know they have a purpose to fulfill, but they haven’t been able to anchor themselves to render fruitful services to the Lord. They have tried different ministries in the past, but never feel ‘’fulfilled”. They never feel like they are making a significant impact in this world. They are wandering, knowing they want more, knowing have been equipped with more, knowing God has more for them.

The more time they spend “wandering” the farther they drift away and the colder they become, eventually making them feel guilty inside. Why? Because some people find their significance in servant-hood. Jesus knew all about servant-hood, but Jesus wasted no time. He served without hesitation. What are you waiting for?

Time is running out and there is a lost world that demands you to seek God for direction. Once direction is given, they need you to not hesitate and act immediately. You are needed in the Kingdom of God. Your services are required and your position is vacant waiting for occupation.

Prayer: Father God, I pray You get me out of this wandering place I’m in. Give me clarity of purpose. Wake me up to Your divine plan for my life and help me to be about Kingdom business. Where you lead I will follow. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

(Read Romans 13:11)

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Hug, apologize and say, "I love you".

August 27, 2015

“This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12

I grew up with a sister, and even though we would argue all of the time, we quickly made up because my mother didn’t tolerate strife in her house. If we fought, she would make us hug, apologize and say, “I love you”. Then we were back to playing again. This is what true sisterhood looked like to me. It was ingrained in my mind that sisters always love and forgive each other no matter what. So when I became older and God blessed me with sisters in Christ, I just knew that if anything went down, if there was any drama, any disagreements or any strife, we would hug, apologize, say “I love you” and go back to playing again. The sad reality is that many women don’t know this kind of love among sisters in the Lord.

As sisters, we live in God’s house, He is our heavenly Father, and we abide by His rules. If my mother didn’t tolerate strife and division in her home, surely God doesn’t either. He commands that we love one another as He have loved us. He doesn’t suggest it or say to only love if we feel like it. He commands it. Our sisterly bond in Christ must deepen and be strengthened so that the world can know that we’re truly His disciples by how we love each other.

Prayer: Yes Lord. Thank You for speaking to my heart. Forgive me for not loving my sisters like I should. I ask that You show me how to love the way You have loved me. I want to do whatever makes You happy. So help me God to look past faults and see my sister’s heart. I pray You bring a spirit of love and unity among Your daughters. We need You Lord. Help us learn to love each other in a way that glorifies You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.