Just like Jesus
Loving like He loved
17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 1John4:17
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1John 2:6
1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. Eph5:1
O Lord, I Love You
O Lord, I love You.
You are my Salvation, my Redemption
my Righteousness, my Fortress
My Shelter, my Shield, my Strength, my Shepherd, my Stronghold, my impenetrable Bulwark, my Hiding Place, my Security, my Peace,
my Assurance, my Source.
You are the light of my life, life of my life.
You are my shelter, shield,
Stronghold and more than gold.
In You I live move and have my very being. You mean more than the world to me. You are greater than the greatest, higher than the highest, bigger than the biggest.
You beautiful beyond description, too marvellous for words. You are in comparable.
Yours, O Lord is the glory and honour, majesty and dominion.
Yours is the power, sovereignty and excellence.
The earth in all its fullness belongs to You.
You measure the earth with the span of your hands. You hold its waters in the hollow of your hand. You rule from sea to sea. All the inhabitants are like grasshoppers. You set up kingdoms and You pull them down.
The mountains skip like rams before You.
You hush raging seas with a whisper.
You declare the end from the beginning.
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
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
The Currency of Faith & the Strength of Love
The currency of Faith
Remains relevant – in fact
Essential in any walk of faith.
Without it you cannot engage
In any spiritual transaction
That will hold water.
That is why the just shall live by faith
And without faith, it is impossible to please God.
However, faith has a twin-love.
That is why faith works by love.
That is why love is the greatest.
So increase your faith by the Word of life you hear and increase your love by walking in love; walking as He walked;
talking as He talked, giving as He gave and seeing as He sees.