You are Valuable (1) ( Fenny West)

You are Valuable
No matter how you’re treated
If you know your worth.
You will hold your own

You are valuable
No matter how you’re crushed
If you know your worth
You will hold your own

You are Valuable
No matter how you’re tried
If you know your worth
You will hold your own

14   I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Ps139:14

Bless the Lord, O My Soul ( by Fenny West)

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Psalms 103: Praise for the LORD’s Mercies A Psalm of David.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

What a Scripture and song to wake up to this morning!

This is a ministration to the Lord, predicated on the wonderful things He has done and how poignant it is at such a time as this when the whole world is being shaken and nations and its people have been forced indoors in fear and in hiding from an unseen enemy- Corona Virus . No one is spared- Nations, the rich or the poor, the church or governments, the millionaires or paupers.

In this unprecedented time it is easy to lament and point the finger at God or take it out on others and play the blame game like Adam and Eve did.

Let us meditate on this powerful and wonderful psalm which enjoins us to bless Lord and FORGET NOT His benefits and he enumerates the benefits. 

Looking at verses 3-5, there are wonderful benefits that we need to remind ourselves of even now amidst the storm and hurricane and fear that parades the streets and the bankruptcy, job losses that stare many in the face.

It is time to remind yourself of the goodness and greatness of your God. Remind yourself of what He has done for you in times past. Affirm these regardless of the present circumstances. He still cares. He still loves you. He does not change. He said: ”I am the Lord. I change not.”

Why should you bless the Lord?

1. Who forgives all your iniquities,

To know that ALL your sins are forgiven, regardless of what you may have done is the greatest blessing; to know that you have a right-standing with God; you have a clean slate; when God looks at you, He does not see what you used to be but He sees Jesus. Oh how marvellous, glorious and wonderful! It means you have peace with God and therefore the peace of God regardless of what happens around you. As far as the east is from the west so far He has removed your transgressions from you. ( Eph2:14, Phil4:6-7,Ps103:11)

This should fill you will serenity and assurance. You know your name is written in the Book of Life. And so you should not be afraid of death or any other circumstances. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. (Col3:3-4)

2. Who heals all your diseases:

You need to remind yourself even more so at such a time as this, that when Jesus died on the cross, He not only took your sins but also took your sickness and by His stripes you were healed. Hence, healing is your bread, your entitlement (Matt 15:26). You need to apply this truth to your life and your body frequently. Don’t wait until you feel any symptoms. Refuse any disease. Affirm that your body is the temple of God and sickness has no place in it. Say what God says about you: “Those who are in Zion shall not say I am sick (Isa 33:24). He has healed me of all my diseases. By His stripes I was healed (Isa 54:4-5, 1Pet2:24 ). That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead indwells me and He that raised Christ from the dead quickens and  vitalises my mortal body, even by His Spirit Who dwells in me ( Ro8:11). None of these diseases shall alight on me ( Ex15:26). I am divine territory (1 Cor:19-20).

3.  “Who redeems your life from destruction.”

Oh, how powerful a Word from God to YOU today. Let this be a rhema to you- What God is saying to you today. Don’t just read it. Personalise it: “You have redeemed my life from destruction.”

Corona virus is on the rampage and destroying lives here and there. But you must stand firm, immovable, hopeful and assured of the Lord’s presence, love and care. Thank Him for what He has done for you a long time ago and no foe can undo what He has done.

Affirm: “I will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord ( Ps 118:17). My life is hidden in Christ in God. In my pathway there is life and not death ( Ps 16:11). The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut short (Prov 10:24,-23:18). I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living ( Ps 23:17). Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because God is with me. His Word and His Spirit comfort me. He prepares a banquet for me even in the presence of my enemies. He has anointed my head with oil and my cup overflows. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the presence of the Lord forever In His presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore in Jesus’ Name.  Amen.” (( Ps 23:4-6  Ps16:11)

4. “Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”

Oh what a wonderful truth! Remind yourself that God has crowned you with love and compassion. He loves you with an everlasting love. As   high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love towards you. He loves you with a great love. Thank Him for His love regardless of what you see happening around you. Never lose hope in Him. Put your trust in Him. Some may trust in princes, others in their wealth or accolades but your trust is in the Lord. (Ps146:3-7) As we have seen in the past few weeks everything that can be shaken has been shaken. You cannot depend on your wealth, business or position. Your trust should be in God and God alone. By all means, observe all the instructions of the Government with regards to hygiene and social distancing but at the end of the day your trust should be in the Lord and not in your precautions. Jer31:3,Eph1:4, John3:16, Ps103:11

5      Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

6      In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Prov3:5-6

Jeremiah wrote:

7 ” Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jer17:7-8

Put your hope in God. Even when it seems hopeless be undaunted. Watch what you say. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Prov18:21) Speak words of life, Words of faith. Abraham, against hope believed in hope. He called those things which be not as though they were. He refused to stagger at the promise of God through unbelief but was strong in faith, giving glory to God ( Rom4:17-19). The just shall live by faith ( Rom1:17).  God is your refuge and your fortress, your impenetrable bulwark ( Ps91:1-7). Those who put their trust in God shall not be put to shame (Ps25:3, Isa54:4, Joel2:26). You will not die before your time. Your destiny shall be fulfilled. You are a tree planted by the waters, spreading out your roots by the river, being nourished by the Word of God which is medicine to your body. Your leaf will remain green. You will not be anxious in the year of drought or Corona. You will not cease from yielding fruit. Even at this time when you are forced to retreat, you have retreated to advance. God will show you how to make the best of this time. He will make you creative, productive and innovative even in your quarantine and you will come out better than you went into the quarantine. You will demonstrate without a doubt that ” but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. (Dan11:32)
All things work together for good to them that love God and who are the called according to purpose.” (Rom8:28)

5 “Who satisfies your mouth with good things.”

Many companies have gone under, many have lost their jobs and billions have been wiped off stock market holdings. Nevertheless, be not afraid. Don’t be desperate. Refuse to run helter-skelter. Know who you are in Christ and whose you are. Repeatedly affirm that the Lord is your Shepherd you will not want. The Good Shepherd will take care of His sheep.  He is Jehovah Jireh! Let this be your confession and assurance. Remember Isaac in the land of Gerar, when there was a great famine. He was tempted to run away like many others but God told him to stay there. He obeyed God and even sowed at such a time. The result was that he was blessed with a hundredfold return. Besides he became very successful. And after this triumph there were other oppositions and hindrances, but he dug his heels until God gave him room. 12      Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.

13   The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

 Gen26:12-13

So even at this time, affirm that God is your Source- not your job, the government or your business. Fix your eyes on the Lord.  And He will give you winning ideas that will catapult you to stardom. There are many people who have been laid off and then discovered their purpose thereafter. It is time for you to shine. You are the light of the world, a salt of the earth and a city on a hill.

Believers Are Salt and Light

13   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14   “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15   Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matt5:13-16

1      Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

2      For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isa60:1-2

 Cast not away your confidence. God is in control of all that concerns you. You will not go under for going over. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. You are more than a conqueror. Greater is He that is in you than the Corona in the world.

6. “So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s..”

The eagle has a lesson to teach us at such a time as this.

He is the king of birds of the air and lives for long ( 20-30 years). However when it reaches its mid-life, its feathers become loose, weak and threadbare. At this point it goes to a remote mountain region and plucks out the old feathers and remains there until they grow back. It also beats its beak on rocks to remove the old worn out beak until new ones grow back. It is a painful ordeal but needful if it is to renew its strength. After this “quarantine”, it comes back, bounces back with a new life, a new zeal, impetus, Vim and drive for a ‘second wind’. It becomes more resilient than it went into the molten stage. It is like a New Life.

This is what awaits you if you will not despair at this time of quarantine but bask in the presence of the Lord. See yourself as an eagle saint. You are more than a conqueror.  As the ferocious winds and storms that kill other birds, carries the eagle to glory so will the storms of life carry you to higher dimension.

It understands the wind current and just waits for the right time to spread its wings to be carried by the wind to its desired destination.

 So wait on God and renew your strength like the eagle. Bounce back at the end of this season stronger, tougher, wiser, with sweeter songs composed during the Corona outbreak. Write a best-seller at this time when you are shut in. Be one of those who invented a Corona survival kit or one of those who made a great difference to other people’s lives in their time of dire need. Show that He Who lives in you makes a difference. Be bold to testify about the hope and confidence you have in God.  Look for opportunities to lead people to Christ. Be not ashamed of the gospel.

10 ” He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isa40:28-31

So what will you do during this quarantine?

Bless the Lord, all the time.

Look for opportunities to turn this great trial into a great triumph according to the word of God. Go from strength to strength, faith to faith and glory to glory. ( 2Cor2:14, Ps84:6-7, Hag2:9)

Remind yourself of ALL His benefits:

  1. Forgiveness,

  2. His Healing and restoration

  3. redemption of your life from destruction,

  4. His Providence,

  5. His unfailing love and

  6. renewal of your life like the eagle’s.

Alleluia!

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I Am Born of God ( by Fenny West)

I Am Born of God

I Am Born of God
Born of the Word-
The Word of Life
The Word that is life.

I hail from God
And Now in Christ
And Christ is in me
My life is Christ.

We share the same life
He is the Vine
And I am of the branch- the Church
He is the Head
And I am part of His Body.

I am a son of God
With the divine nature
A manifestation of His Word
With a future that is sure and secure.

In Him I Have:

COMFORT, COUNSEL
HOPE, HEAVEN, HEALTH
ROYALTY, RIGHTEOUSNESS,rights and privileges,resurrection power
INHERITANCE, INTERCESSOR, INSIGHT
SUPPORT, SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH SUPPLY, SAINTHOOD,
TRIUMPH, TRUST, THINGS THAT ARE GOOD, Truth
MERCY, MEDIATION,Miracles,
ADVOCACY, ANGELIC ASSISTANCE, ABILITY
SUPERNATURAL WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING,sanctification

His Word is the Seed

That makes me succeed

When it is decreed

And acted upon.

 

1 John 3:

1      Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2      Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

12   But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John1:12

1Pet1:23

23   Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

17   Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.1John4:17

5      I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.John15:5

2      Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3      According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4      Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

2Pet1:2-4

17   Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Cor5:17

6      I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Ps82:6

11   And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12   He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13   These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1John5:11-13

 

26/12/19

Anger Will Cost You ( by Fenny West )

Anger Will Cost You

Anger will cost you.
It will imprison you
And throw the key away
It will make you its prey
And make you its slave
It will also rob you
of the peace God gave.

Anger will make you fly
Of the candle,
Change your colour and candour
red or green.
Anger will make you stumble
Blind you and steal your miracle
And put you in a great debacle.

Anger is next door to danger
And it puts “Thee” in front of it.
It blurs your vision
And aborts your mission
Even mortgaging your future.

Anger will make you speak out of turn
And will increasingly make you burn
Until you burn yourself and choke yourself.
Anger is an enemy
Come to steal your victory.
It is a vice not to have in your tool box.

Anger can even cut short your days
Make so mad that you go astray.
With anger, you can hardly pray
And it will surely mess up your day.

“So what do I do?”, you ask.

Forgive and live
Love forgives.
God forgave you
You too can forgive.
Let go to let God
Do what Joseph did.
He forgave those who hated him and his dream.

He provided for them. He cared for them.

He comforted them.

When they plsy lower, you rise higher.
Pray for them, like Jesus did, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.
Pray for them like Stephen,” Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

That is the way to go.
That is the way to win
That is the way to overcome, overtake

and brake free to see glory and joy unspeakable and full of glory.

 

6      Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27   Neither give place to the devil.

29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30   And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31   Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32   And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

 Eph4:26-27,29-32

10           For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:1Pet3:10

Proverbs 15:

1      A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

9      Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Eccle7:9

60           And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.Acts7:60

34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Luke 23:34

Joseph Forgives His Brothers

15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached[a] Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, 17 ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.’ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 Then his brothers also wept,[b] fell down before him, and said, “We are here as your slaves.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? 20 Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. 21 So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.” In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

©Fenny West2019

I Know Who I Am (2) ( by Fenny West)

I Know Who I Am (2)

I Know Who I Am; son of God, saint of God, a child of God, and a New Creation, a love letter of God,

an epistle of God, a god, parker of the divine nature and God-kind, Heir of God and joint-heir with Christ,

I know who I am; blessed with every spiritual blessing, seed of Abraham, blessed with the blessing of Abraham, blessed to be a blessing, a citizen of heaven in this world but not of this world, dead to sin but alive unto God.

I know who I am; minister of reconciliation, a co-worker with God an Ambassador of Christ, a Witness for Christ, the apple of God’s eyes, His treasured possession, masterpiece, created for good works, God’s megaphone, His Voice, His hands and feet, part of the branch of the  divine Vine -part of the Body of Christ and a living  stone.

I know who I am. I am of the chosen generation, royalty and of the royal priesthood and therefore a priest and a king,.

Born again, born to reign, born to glorify God wherever I go, an imitator of God, light of this world, a city on a hill and a salt of the earth. I am reconciled, justified, washed whiter than snow, adapted in the beloved and forgiven.

I know who I am; beloved of God, loved with an everlasting love, loved with a great loved, loved as God loves Jesus, God’s trophy and glory and his handiwork, workmanship and poem; born a winner, born in Zion and a champion, more than a conqueror, one who has overcome,, one who is walking in love, walking in power and filled with the Holy Spirit, and the temple of God.

.I know who I am; healed, free of infection and infirmity or disease, made whole, strong, vibrant, fit like a fiddle 

rich, prosperous, precious, God’s glory, His trophy, strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, wise, God’s righteousness redeemed from the curse of the law, sanctified, partaker of the inheritance amongst those sanctified.

I know who I am, Favoured, graced, separated, gifted, adorned, glorified, Protected by angelic hosts, guarded, well-furnished and supplied, victorious. I was Crucified with Christ buried with Him, then raised up with Him and now sitting with Him far above principalities and powers,  I am a tree of righteousness,  the planting of the  Lord.

I know where I am at, Seated with Christ in heavenly places, in Zion I have Christ in me, my hope of glory. I have faith-the God-kind. I have love shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit, New life, eternal life, God-kind of life power over all the power of the enemy. I have grace, favor the Holy Spirit, boldness, integrity, vision, an assignment a purpose for living.

6     That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Phil1:6

28   For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

 Acts17:28

3     Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4     According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5     Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6     To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7     In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8     Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

 Eph1:8

27            To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory Col1:27

29            And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal3:29

9              For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 2Cor8:9:

12   But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John1:12

1 John 3: 1-4

1     Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2     Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.1John3:1-2

2     Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3     According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4     Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 2Pet1:2-4

11   And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12   He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

 1John5:11-12

20   I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Gal2:20

4     But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5     Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

6     And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 Eph2:4-6

30   But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1Cor1:30

17   Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18            And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

21   For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2Cor5:17-18,21

How Loving and Caring (by Fenny West)

How Loving, How Caring! 

“I heard Him say, “Go there and speak” 
But I ran away, boarded a ship
Like the Titanic, I was bold.
I was wise in my way, in my eyes. 
Unbeknown to me, I leaked and was weak. 
I had betrayed myself, my soul sold. 

And down I went, drowning 
to a point of no return. 
Then I remembered my fault 
And cried out to Him. 
In the depths I raised a hymn of praise, 
I worshipped my Maker for His mercy, 
His wisdom, power, sovereignty. 
Like Paul and Silas, I was not silenced, 
Even in the rain, pain and grave. 

He was moved, quickly forgave
Commanded an earthquake 
To wash me ashore. 
And there I was, 
Even with a pillow 
Under my head. 
How loving, how caring! 

Fenny West 
©2019

 

Made to Last ( by Fenny West)

Made to Last

Autumn Floral Heart — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Whether you leave or cleave 
All the choice is yours
Let not the foe deceive 
Today, I counsel you

We were made for one another
And made to last
Let none put asunder 
What He made to last 

Why do you want to play 
a fast one only to lose? 
Love endures long 
when it is strong;

It Pays back good 
for all that is wrong
And this is the God-kind of love. 

to make our song

So my love think again
Think again in spite of the rain
What you see is passing away
It’s transient, not come to stay. 

The true meaning of love is to give and take
for better or worse, none to forsake
We’re glued and none can pull apart
So put the past behind for a New start 

Yes, we can…

 

Hear What the Spirit says

No Greater Love

13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John15:13

https://youtu.be/aNwATxgGhuY

 

“My sermon is entitled: No Greater love.”

 

“What did I say Church?”

 

No Greater Love.

As I look at the great examples of love stories throughout the ages, there is a list of notable references:

  1. Romeo and Juliet,

  2. Cleopatra and Mark Anthony,

  3. Napoleon and Josephine

The list goes on and on…. But it’s so shocking that there is no mention of the one story that I know, which is the greatest love story where the Father gave His only Son to die an agonizing cruel death- to save you and you and you and even me.

What a love that is! Nothing else can even come close. Because I have lots of love in my heart for Jesus, because of the love I have for you, I appeal to you today that we focus on the love He has for you because of the great sacrifice. And in turn we should love one another with a new love, with a true love.

Let us look at what the Father did for us and think of self, less; and think of others more.  Let us love and let our love be a genuine love.

We have been told time and time again that life is too short, too short! because Jesus will soon come. Can I get an Amen?

Amen!

And He is coming for a Church that can demonstrate attribute of Christ Character. No time for so called fake love.

I believe in 1Corinthians which says: 4 Charity ( love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity (love) envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.8 Charity ( love) never fails!

If it is your desire that the transforming love of Jesus begin its work in your heart today, please stand up and I will call pastor Manning to pray with you.

 

This is the Spirit Speaking. Divinity in humanity. What a sermon from a child genius!

Out of the mouth of a babe the Spirit speaketh. Let Him that has an ear hear what He is saying.

 

 

You Are Valuable To God ( By Fenny West)

You Are Valuable To God

You are valuable to God
And created in His image.
Pay attention to His Word
And you’ll see your destiny.

He paid a great price for you
Because you are valuable.
He emptied Himself for you
Because you are valuable.
He became a ransom for you
Because you are valuable.
Yes, the sinless became sin
Because you are valuable.
He took your shame and curse
Because you are valuable.
The Son of Man, Son of God went to hell,
He abandoned His seat in glory,
Abandoned His majesty,
All because you are valuable.
He was separated from the Father
came down to earth
Because you are valuable.
He died the death on the cross
Because you are valuable.

He took you from the ‘guttermost’ to the uppermost
Because you are valuable.
He cleansed you from your sin
Because you are valuable.
He broke the jail door to set you free
Because you are valuable.
He would leave the ninety-nine and go for the one missing sheep-you
Because you are valuable.
He made you an heir of God and joint heir with Christ 
Because you are valuable to Him.

You were bought with a great price.
So what should your response be?
What would your response be?

Give Him your all, 
Give Him your heart.
He raised you from the fall.
He gave you a New start
He gave you a head start.
He gave you His divine nature.
He made you a New Creature,
gave you the free gift of life-salvation.

Now make the most of it.
Now maximise your potential.

You are valuable to God
He created you for good works He foreordained.
He made you a co-worker with Him.
He made you an apple of His eyes.
He made you a priest and a king.
He made you a light of the world just as He was and is the light of the world.
He made you a saviour even as He is the Saviour of the world.
So go and shed your light.
Go and make an impact.
Go as His hands and feet.
Go as His voice.
Go as His representative.
Go as His ambassador.
Go to your Jerusalem.
Go to your Judea.
Go to your Samaria
And then to the uttermost of the earth.
Go to the highways and byways.
Leave no stone unturned.
Go like the woman at the well.
Go like the mad man of Gadara who became an evangelist to ten cities-Decapolis.
Go like the Ethiopian Eunuch who went back with the Good News and spread it to Africa.
Go like the four lepers who went to tell others about the bread they received.
Go like Peter to the house of Cornelius and there was a household salvation.
Go like Joseph and fulfil your destiny.
Go like the three Hebrew exiles in Babylon, who honoured God and lived by faith even when their lives were on the line and changed the decree of the king and brought glory to God.
Go like Daniel, who distinguished himself in a foreign land and was used mightily and glorified His Maker and was entrusted with the end-time prophecy and was instrumental to the fulfilment of a prophecy in abeyance.
Go like Peter on the Day of Pentecost who preached so fiery and passionately that about 3000 were

Saved.
You are valuable to God especially in these end-times. You are God’s finest wine in the last time.
So stand up and be counted. 
Arise and take your rightful place. Arise, shine!  It’s your time. It’s your season.
Yield a great dividend for your God. Eye has not seen. Ear has not heard, neither has the mind comprehended what God has in store for you.
Yield to the Holy Spirit and He will do exceeding abundantly, far above what you can ask or think or even imagine, according to the power at work in you.

You are valuable to God.
There is more to you than meets the eye. See yourself as God sees you. Do not demean what He has esteemed. You are unique and a masterpiece.

You are valuable to God!

Father Like No Other ( by Fenny West)

Father like No Other

 

Father,
You are
Like no other:
Rare, sincere
Stronger than the adder
Provider, comforter
Teacher, carer, defender
Strengthener and encourager.

Daddy, you are
Understanding and helping
Loving and modelling, securing, advising, correcting, counselling, peace-loving, restoring, preparing, shepherding, reassuring, training, interceding, inspiring and  self-sacrificing.

You are peaceful, truthful, graceful, dutiful, resourceful, faithful, prayerful, wonderful, careful, purposeful, colourful and joyful.

Father, you are
Humble, gentle
Admirable, amiable and capable.

Daddy you are
Courageous, courteous,
Humorous, righteous, joyous, conscientious, generous, industrious, illustrious, gracious and victorious.

Father, you are
godly, manly, heavenly, princely, priestly, holy, visionary, missionary, sensitive, intuitive, constructive, imaginative, bold, gold, jewel and unique.

You are
just one of a kind.

I can search the whole wide world and find none like you.