SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT. WEEK 11. GRATITUDE & GRACE

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The CHRISTIAN race starts and ends with grace – Charis. Something you have not worked for is grace. For example, nobody has the capacity to pay for sin. Salvation comes in, because we are saved. And everything we can ever gain from salvation is by grace! Therefore, no man can fulfil potential without God’s help.

But we take this grace for granted at times. How? The fact that it is grace does not mean we should just keep receiving ad infinitum. We must give back. For me, gratitude is the proper response to grace. Great men who keep increasing understand, and have mastered this principle – “Receive and Give”.

Jesus Christ already paid mankind upfront at Calvary, so we all owe God our service, in one form or the other! I encourage you this week, do not stay only at the receiving end; find a way to give back by diligent service! That is how to show gratitude, and be positioned to receive more grace. Serve others, help others, love all. Simple, right?

Not at all. We live in a world of personalised pronouns, “me”. “I”, “mine” etc. We tend not to see beyond our immediate comfort zones. But, trust me, there are others far beyond your immediate vision range who are hurting, who are hungry, who are oppressed. We all owe it as a debt of gratitude for our own grace, to reach out, to comfort, to help – in all ways that we can.

Can you do that for He who loved us before we could even love Him? Thank you! Reach out today, show someone the love of Christ Jesus! It may just be a smile that you sow in another’s life that will make a difference, it may be a word of comfort, it may be a lending ear to a troubled soul. And it would make the world of difference.

You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

March 13th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

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2017 SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITB _WEEK 2_ENCOURAGE YOUR SPOUSE

 

Encourage your spouse to flourish. By it you will stand beside a successful, grateful partner. Doing otherwise, for whatever reason, is the epitome of folly. We don’t want that, do we?

Let not simmering resentment rob you of the blessings of seeing your spouse succeed. See, no matter what he or she becomes, no one (not even the spouse) can validly discount your contribution. Even if no gratitude is shown to you, as some fear, you will benefit directly or indirectly. Someone close to your heart will be blessed by the prosperity/success/fulfillment of your spouse.

In any case, it is better, is it not, to sow that good seed and reap the rewards elsewhere? I encourage you today, assist your spouse to be the best he/she can be. You will be fulfilled thereby, trust me!

You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

January 10th 2017. Salvation House.

SHM REFLECTIONS_Heart Of Gratitude.

  

🎵Grateful, so grateful, for all you that you have done. I am so grateful, for all you have done. Jehovah, you have been so good to me … 🎵 
Woke up today singing this song in my spirit. It’s a song by Sinach, one of my favorite gospel artistes. And it got me thinking during my quiet moment –
How really appreciative is man of God’s mercies? My friend, do you have any reason to be grateful to God? Or do you think He has not done anything for you recently, or at all? This feeling is easy to adopt because we live in a past-paced world where it is everyone for himself, and not necessarily God for us all! We live in a world where we harp on the failures, the contradictions of our world rather than the positives.
So, do you have cause to be grateful?No? Let me remind you of three (3) reasons why you should be – 
(1) You are alive! A living dog is better than a dead lion! That you are still here shows your tomorrow can still be alright; and with a heart of gratitude God will make those things that were not as though they already were in your life! 
(2) God can never change. He is immutable. So, if He’s blessed, favored and prospered some people, He is able to do same for you. All you need to do is align yourself with Him and His principles. How? Because He hears the cry of the righteous, come to Him today with a pertinent heart, accept Him and begin the process of living by His Word. It is as sure as daylight that your story will change; as He changed mine!
(3) After step 2 above, an attitude of praise (which every grateful heart must learn; as no one is born with it) will bring Him into your situation. It works all the time – not just for David, not just for Jehoshaphat, not just for Paul & Silas! It works for people like me and you too. Why? Because He inhabits the praises of His people! You and I are the new Israel!
So, no more long faces, no more self recriminations – get into the gratitude groove from now on! I perceive in my spirit that someone out there is ripe for God’s help today! WOULD THAT BE YOU? 
AREN’T YOU GRATEFUL? Let Him know you are!
You shall excel. We live you! 

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