Graced

Naked,

condemned,

Filthy,

My nature made.

Guilty! It screamed and spat in my face.

wading through life without hope, without a home.

God said “wait!, And she shall bring forth a son and thou shall call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins”

Empty. Broken, Guilty.

I realised I need a saviour, His name is Jesus.

He came and things changed.

Righteousness for your filthy.

Hope for hopelessness.

Beauty for Ashes.

Love for your lose.

Glory for your nakedness.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the jews first and also the Gentiles” Romans 1:16

The Gospel of Christ is the over-the-top Good news that Jesus came to the earth to redeem us from sin and died on the cross for us and paid the debt we couldn’t pay and gave us the righteousness we couldn’t earn.

For by faith are ye saved not of your works lets any man should boast. Faith! All you have to do is believe and confess Jesus as your lord and saviour. For God so loved the world *Insert your name here* that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth should not perish but have eternal Life.

If you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour say this prayer.

Dear Jesus,

I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I believe that you died on the cross and rose for my redemption. I accept you into my life, come into my heart and I make you the Lord of my life. In Jesus Name.

If you did say the prayer with all of your heart, get into a Bible believing Church and if you have ANY question or you just need to talk please send an e-mail to [sdivingdeeperingod@gmail.com]

God bless you real Good.

Do follow me on twitter @divinginGod¬†I promise I am tweeting more these days ūüėÄ

Stand in the Queue

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Somedays God will make a lesson obvious, other days very very gentle nudge to point little things to me. He’s lesson to me today came from standing in queues. I have to queue at the busstop on most days, today wasn’t any different. When I got to the busstop I saw a lady that was behind me in the queue walking in front of me, She had gotten to the destination before I did to think I watched her still standing when I left. The Spirit nudged me with the verse “The first shall be the last and the Last shall be the first” with a little humour ¬†I said

“So, am I the Last?”

“You are not the last, but Its just like Life, Its not a matter of who started the journey first. Its the grace of God” ¬†The spirit replies

I humbled myself as I was basically happy that I was getting there early not knowing God still had something up his sleeve to seal this lesson.

I went into the bank to pay in some money I had been putting off since the beginning of the week, I saw the queue and I flinched [ Because this is exactly the reason I had been avoiding the bank all week] After filling the deposit slip, I went to stand jejely at the back of the queue and you know the amazing thing? The next thing the woman at the counter is “If you are paying cash, come” and guess who was automatically the next person to pay? Yep! yours truly.

And I just kept going “Excuse me, Excuse me” to pass the other people ahead of me and then the Lord said

“That is what favour feels like” and I smiled.

The lesson was complete, student dismissed. Its time to let know what you learnt.

Truth is, People may strive and work hard and sweat and they will get results because that is the way the principles of the world BUT at the same time as much as the Lord is not calling us to be lazy but he is calling us to Work under grace, work with little effort and great results. Favour that breaks protocol.

Once again, The Lord is not calling us to be Lazy to sit and say “Favour is for me” You are on your own o, but really “The First shall be the last and the Last shall be the First” Matt 20:16

Its not by the people ahead of you right now, Its not by who seems to have arrived at the moment and no matter where you are in your life just know God is always there to give you uncommon favour. My dear reading this, Stand in the queue with your head up high, Believe in his Unmerited favour and rest in his Love.

 

Shalom.

@DivinginGod

 

What no one will tell you about your Relationship with God II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Everyone,

Internet didn’t let me post this yesterday, but here is part 2. If you missed part 1 read here

 

This Relationship also needs work; With the mention of “work” and some believers will throw stones but be calm. We are saved by grace independent of our works, Yes I know.

God has called us into a relationship with him and not a dictatorship. Won’t grace just be easier if it was a dictatorship? I will just wade through life not “knowing” my master but just taking instructions, accept his goodness and yay heaven, but God doesn’t operate that way.
The purpose of Jesus is to restore the relationship between the creator and the creation.
So, do you think he just saves us to know that we are going to heaven or he saved us to know him? and our knowledge of him assures us of our position in him? Makes sense?
Here is the tricky part; In every relationship if you don’t spend time with your partner how will you get to know them? It doesn’t happen automatically. God has the power to input all the knowledge we need into us but he is not a dictator, He wants you to be genuinely interested and the interest you show births the work, but this work is not labouring or trying to get him to do what he has already done or anything legalistic (Like they will say)
We spend time with him to know him not because we think reading the Bible 3 hours a day will earn us his favour or anything of that nature. So, our ‘work’ is birth out of Love not Labour (I should write on this as an Independent post)
You will still be bad (Sometimes worse); Your decision to accept the Life of Christ doesn’t automatically make you drop all your old habits infact as you walk with him he will start showing you things you never knew were there. Keep calm, don’t fret If he is showing you its because he is working in you to be better, don’t act by what you feel act by who God says you are in him!
You will become boring…. by the world standard;¬†This is expected but no one will tell you about it, but you know what? There is much more fun in the Son! Halleluyah! Your view has just shifted and remember you are in the world and not of it. Its okay that things of the world interest you less as you continue in him. Keep calm and have fun in the son!
Serving in Church is not the Ultimate…. Yep! I dare to say it. Remember Mary and Martha? What did Jesus say?

” Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was distracted with preparing and serving the meal for the group.

Frustrated, Martha scolded Jesus, asking him whether he cared that her sister had left her to fix the meal alone. She told Jesus to order Mary to help her with the preparations.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed‚ÄĒor indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42,¬†NIV)

The “weird Unpredictable Uncle” AKA the Holy Spirit is Fun; Contrary to the Image we have of the Holy Spirit in our heads, we are scared because people fall in ‘those’ moments – Don’t know about you but I used to be – One thing I know now is that when we start acknowledging his presence in our lives it gets easier.
This is not to say the Journey is not exciting, it is the most exciting Journey any human can embark on and I won’t have my life any other way than one with a relationship with God, Jesus and the Holyspirit.
What have you learnt in your walk with God that no one told you about, care to share?

What no one will tell you about your Relationship with God

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In my walk with God (howbeit Short) there are a few things I learnt along the way that no one sent me the Memo in advance. I just want to be a goof Samaritan, especially if you are new on this Love walk with God.

Here are some things I’ve learnt along the way that no one told me about;

1. The Initial High will Fade: I grew up in the church and I have probably dedicated and rededicated my life over to God countless times, along the way God met me, out a yearning in my heart for him or I finally paid attention to that yearning. I bought a Bible and just read. How does one go from falling asleep reading a chapter of the Bible to spending hours studying (notice I said studying) I was so excited to learn truths, I was so excited to know God more, and just when you think you’re there the ‘high’ disappears. Then the real learning begins. No body tells you about this part till you start experiencing it. Good thing about this place is you will have built a certain level of trust with God that will not make you run away from him.

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2. You will Cry (Probably more than you’ve cried before): This walk with God has never brought you to tears? I don’t want to know how hard your heart is, when you are overwhelmed by Gods Love Ah! When i say tears, it goes from tears of Joy to tears from worship, to tears from knowing you’ve been forgiven much, to tears when things get hard and it feels like God is not there but you know what? God has a record of all your tears, [ Record my misery;¬†list my tears on your scroll¬†are they not in your record?]¬†Psalm 56:8 How consoling is that?

 

3. You will have doubts: When I say doubts I don’t mean just having doubts about “Will God do this or that for me” I mean more serious doubts “Is God real?” “How am I even sure we are not all making a mistake?” “All of these doesn’t make sense?” Things in that line.

Be calm, the fact that you call them “doubts” means you believe something right? but you are just unsure, You see that alone is an evidence that you are doing something right. The Devil will not shoot you with thoughts to doubt God if you already don’t believe him. Get it? Now just smile and say out loud “Lord, I’m sorry for doubting you but now more than ever I am sure you exist, I may not see but I have your word and I believe what you say. Thank you for who you are” Shikena!

*Butterflies and unicorns*

…. To be Continued Tomorrow!

As a believer does this list look familiar?

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @DivinginGod

Touched.

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I woke up with the word “Touched” on my mind, so I dedicated some part of my day to search the scriptures about where the word “Touched” was used and here is what I found out;

In the old Testament alot of the ‘touches’ brought destruction.

God told Adam and eve not to touch the Fruit, He warned the Israelites not to touch the Mount, then the commandment are full of instructions not to touch unclean things as you the clean touch-er will become unclean.

But Then I continue and I see Light.

“I am come that ye may have life and have it more abundantly”

I see Jesus.

He moves around in his ministry Touching people; Laying hands on the sick, Opening the eyes of the blind, Raising the dead, touching lepers.

Just one touch from Jesus and in one case Just you touching the master brought your miracle.

One touch and boom Miracle.

As much as its beautiful to watch lives change in an instant by just one touch,I can’t help but wonder.

Why are we all satisfied with one touch? Or Just craving one touch? There was a time in my walk with God that I would pray for a supernatural encounter with the holy spirit and In that time I also learn a liberating Truth.

Why do we keep clamouring for one encounter when God is calling us to an everyday encounter?

We want to be touched once, maybe twice and continue to feed off that ‘high’? He has encountered us once (When we accepted him in our lives) and has called us to go touch people from that ‘Contact’ with him. Makes sense?

John 15:5 I am the vine. You are the branches. Those who live in me while I live in them will produce fruits. But you can’t produce anything without me

Now that is the only touch we should clamour for. The one that qualifies us to be IN him. This type of touch is not a one time go-home-Home-Jesus-Just-Healed-and-Saved-Me-touch but a Moment-by-Moment encounter with Him which we access by Faith.

He lives on the inside of me, he lives on the inside of YOU. There is Contact, That is the touch Just Imagine Jesus hands on your shoulder, there is a never ending flow of his power, mercy, strength, Joy, Favour… Limitless.

Thats why Hebrews 4:15 says “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses…”

He can because he is connected to us. When you realise that this touch is constant-no-break-always-there- touch won’t we be on a constant high?

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What are we to do with this touch?

We are touched to touch others. Those that know nothing about Jesus – the giver of Life – and those that are not aware of their reality IN Christ.

Jesus put it in diverse manner; You are Salt. You are the light. Bear Fruit. Make disciples.

Lets touch as we’re being touched by the Master.

What’s the difficulty you face that’s not making you touch other? Have you experienced this touch? If Not can you send me an e-mail at¬†sdivingdeeperingod@gmail.com? God bless you!!

@DivinginGod

Friday Rounds: Round the Web

Hello Everyone,

Here are the posts I read this week that blessed me and I hope it will bless you too..

1+TheOne: http://oneplustheone.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-grateful-dog-has-more-worth-than.html

The Virtuous Spirit: http://virtuousspirit.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/becoming-that-woman-4/

Favoured Woman: http://thisfavoredwoman.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-shadows-in-my-backyard.html

Replacement2: http://replacement2.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/trusting-god-for-the-extreme/

1+Theone: http://oneplustheone.blogspot.com/2014/03/waiting-and-loving-it-feat.html (She is on this list twice, power bloggers -__-)
 
Scribbles of Grace: http://blarrqwyat.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/get-serious/
 
 Enjoy!
 
Gods blessings 
 
@DivinginGod
 

How Much More?

From a very close proximity I watched Grandma and Grandson do their thing

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“Gyama! Gyama” The 4 years old grandson called as he pulled on the hem of her blouse

“Can I take drink?”

“Can I take biscuit too?”

“Yes My dear, Whatever you want” She answered in her all so sweet accent.

This was about 2 months ago and Immediately my head screamed “Awwww” but my Spirit stopped me and said “How much more your father in Heaven? God is saying that to you too” and boy am I still battling with that radical truth.

I am learning not to battle with the gravity of the over-the-to-good-news of the word and Just believe it!

Isn’t that what he said?

Matt 7:11 “If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask him

You notice that Grandma Loves her grand kids and doesn’t want to deprive them of what they want, remember that need is different, that is being provided for without asking.

Will you have to ring it in a mothers ears to buy her baby dippers? or provide food? shelter? I know there are some people that can’t afford some basic things but Thank God our Father doesn’t Lack. Abi? ūüôā

Aha!

“For my God shall supply ALL of your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Phil 4:19

And you better know your daddy aint poor -___-

If you’ve ever been in head-over-heels kinda Love or TRY to comprehend the Love of a mother to her child, Maybe then we can start to get a glimpse of Gods kind of Love towards us

HE LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY. That defect you don’t like? He LOVES it

That not-so-beautiful fingernails you secretly detest? He LOVES it.

Stop double checking how huge your nose is in the mirror. GOD LOVES IT!

Your front hair haff chop finish, you are growing bald? GOD LOVES IT LIKE THAT!

You have Insomnia? God Loves you like that.

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*Insert the tiniest detail about you that worries you* GOD LOVES IT and knows about it.

“Yes, God even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Don‚Äôt be afraid. You are worth much more than many birds.” [Luke 12:7¬†ERV Matt 10:30]

“How much more your heavenly FATHER!!!!!!!”

“And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you¬†and¬†show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect¬†and¬†look¬†and¬†long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]” [Isaiah 30:18]

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Can you imagine that? He is waiting to do you good! Glory. Why can’t we just believe it? What is holding you back from believing the WORD of God? Can we just drop it at his feet today and make a concious decision to trust in him and ALL that he has said and promised us?

Lets pick a pen and write SPECIFIC things that we want from God (Spiritual, physical etc) If its the gift of speaking in tongues ask, If its the holy spirit, ask. If its a biro, ask. He cares and he is waiting to answer.

I DARE YOU to believe in God this Month and watch your life change!!

I’ve made my list, made yours? ūüôā

Yours in Christ

@DivinginGod

Faith Is…

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Be Encouraged!!

@DivinginGod

Dive In: The Trinity… In his Image?

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What is the trinity all about? Who is the embodiment of the trinity? The trinity is the divine relationship between God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit.

How this relationship came ¬†about I have no clue, they mystery behind it I also have no clue. I run with revealed revelation from God and what he chooses to keep a mystery to me, I don’t force it.

In that light;

In the last episode of DIVE IN we saw Jesus in the beginning¬†from¬†John Chapter 1, Going back to Genesis 1 ¬†“And the spirit of God moves upon the face of the waters” Now the trinity is complete… In the beginning

The father was Present, The son but notice how the spirit had to move before the word was made manifest? God is complete.

God is an Infinite cirlce who’s center is everwhere and who’s circumference is no where

Amazing isn’t it? I thought so too.

What am I  driving at?

The power of God is made complete by his spirit. [Gen 1:2, Luke 3:22, Acts 2]

Are we like God? Yes, in more ways than one, one of which I will mention

“And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Gen 1:26

“And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of Life and man became a living soul”

God ~ Soul

Jesus~ Body

Holy Spirit ~ Spirit

We are spirits, we posses a soul and we live in a body. Yes! we are in his Image! Once again, I say, the poser of God is made complete by his spirit.

Different people in the world will keep saying “Speak positive, your words have creative power” Errmmm… Without the Holy Spirit? Fail. When we do speak the word of God by the power of the holy spirit then we have creative power.

“But you shall receive power after the holy ghost has come upon you…”

I digress.

Before Jesus launched his Ministry on the earth he had to be baptised and the holy spirit of God descended on him [Matt 3:16, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22, John 1:32]

And he went about for Just 3 years, 3 powerful years and changed the world as they knew it and now as we know it.

The Spirit “Showed up” on the day of pentecost,¬†3000 souls were won and the world didn’t remain the same again. ¬†If you are a born again christian, The same spirit lives on the inside of YOU!

Because of the sinful natures ‘earned’ when Adam and eve gave into the temptation of the Devil only our spirits is changed instantly when we give our life to Christ.

“Old things have passed away behold all things are become new” 1 Cor 5:17

That’s why the Bible says “Those that worship him must worship in Spirit and in Truth” because we are supposed to live our lives out of our spirit while renewing our minds [Romans 12:1-2]

We are transformed from the Inside out!

There is also a reason its fruit of the Spirit and not fruit of the flesh #JustSaying

What’s my point? If we are in the Image of God, how is that we don’t live like him? Well that because we are trying in our strength and through our flesh to run this spiritual race.

“You began your life in Christ with the Spirit. Now do you try to complete it by your own power? That is foolish.” Gal 3:3

We should be living from our spirit, Imagine all the fruits of the spirit that you have in your spirit? But how do we get it? Or how do we live from our spirit? You might ask

“… That we might receive the promise through faith” Gal 3:14

Faith is the substance of the things hoped for and evidence of things we do not see [Heb 11:1]

Have we seen Jesus? Have we seen God? Have we seen the Holy spirit? Physically? No

But we do have evidence.

How do we get this faith? “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God”

Do we see the holy spirit? But the word says “The fruit of the spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, patience, kindness, meekness,¬†goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these kinds of things.” [Gal 5:22-23]

Do you believe you’ve got it right now?

Now that is faith in action.

Lets live out of our spirit while we keep renewing our minds with the word and watch our lives transform from the inside out!!

Do you ever feel like you are not saved? What do you do in those times?

Thanks for stopping by

@DivinginGod

Friday Rounds: Around the Web!

Hello Beautiful People,

This one of the things I would be doing, Bring you posts that I’ve read around the web that will help us to grow in our faith, stir us up towards that, quotes, or whatever that will encourage and inspire you. ūüôā

I’m still compiling my reading List but these are the links that absolutely blessed, touched me or Inspired me in some way.

I. The testimonies here are absolutely amazing  http://eziaha.com/2014/02/25/two-different-kind-of-fab-testifiers-dee-and-cc-do-their-thing/

2. What’s your one word? From Salt chronicles http://thesaltchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/one-word.html

3. Reminder of Gods promises http://futurenewyoker.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/prisoners-of-promise/

4: Yahweh!!: http://blarrqwyat.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/yahweh/

5. Pray for her (and please do): http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/a-prayer-for-her/

6. With her: http://virtuousspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/within-her/

I hope they do bless you as much as they did me.

Yours in Christ

S.

See you next week with DIVE IN: Trinity, In his Image?