Today’s fragrance: Some Positions are Tests.

Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Some positions are tests

Scripture: Daniel 3:17-18

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Sometimes when the issue of integrity and moral standards is mentioned in Christianity, some Christians go like, things are different now than they were in the days of Moses down to the period of Paul.

We say things are much more difficult now forgetting that where sin abounds grace abounds even more.

We are in a world where even Christians don’t care anymore even if we have to lie or put our hands into something that isn’t ours or even sell our bodies in attractive packages just to lay hold of some enviable positions. After that go to church on Sunday, pray, give big offerings and return to work on Monday to continue the same story.

I know there comes a point in our lives where we are threatened of being thrown into a burning furnace because we won’t give in.

Imagine this setting where jobs are hard to come by, but you managed to find one by the grace of God after a long search accompanied with its frustrations. Then you are faced with a delicate situation…

To receive some token so that you let some truth slide, to sell your dignity as a woman to maintain that job you struggled to get and many others…

But let’s learn something from the friends of Daniel, they had risen up from the ashes to somewhat a prominent stage, and looking at what they had achieved and how far they wanted to go, would it not just be wise to bow so the King would be happy? After All they could go and plead for forgiveness from God after the act but no!!

These men knew the God they served and His worth and therefore will not stoop that low even though everyone was doing it, they forsook everyone and everything for Everything(God). And at the end God showed himself Stronger. 

I have come to a point where I believe that God places us at a point for us to prove our loyalty to Him before He transits us to that land flowing with milk and honey, the place He wants us to be.

It takes people who can boldly declare that my God is far more than able, but even if He doesn’t take me out of the mess I find myself in, I know a great message will be made out of me anyways.

It takes people with the “if I perish, I perish” mindset to inherit the land God has prepared for His children flowing with milk and honey.

Today I want to assure somebody that, no matter where you find yourself or the situation pressing hard on you, never turn your back on God for He is able to deliver, but even if He does not, it still does not change the truth that He is God and His ways are always better than men!!

Blessings…

Prayer

1. Thank God for your life and this message.

2. Ask for forgiveness of sins.

3. Pray for more grace for that is all you need in a world full of sin and present other requests to Him.

4. Thank God for an answered prayer in Jesus name, amen. 

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Testimony Thursday

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Psalms 107:1-3


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

What has God done for you? Are you grateful enough to say thank you?
Do you know testifying about His goodness has great power, to heal and to conquer?

Revelation 12:11
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

What has God done for you that you cannot keep mute on?

Mark 5:19
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.”

Share with us your testimony, let someone’s faith shoot up.
Let someone be healed by your testimony!

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I bless God for my life, and every other life connected to mine!

Drop your testimonies and thanksgiving messages in the comment box, nothing is irrelevant and small in God’s sight! Or send it to me via papberryofficial@gmail.com if you’d love for me to share it on this platform.

Stay blessed.

©Papberry2017

Today’s fragrance: Bless others with your blessings.



Today’s fragrance by Papberry


Topic
: Bless others with your Blessings

Scripture
: Daniel 2:48-49

“Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court”.

Whenever men get their relationship with God right, their “people” relationship falls in its proper place~ Papberry

Sometimes being friends with someone isn’t all about taking selfies or having regular chats and gossips with that person.

It goes beyond that! This is why true friendship is reserved for a selected few in one’s life.
It also doesn’t mean other people become your enemies, no. Maintaining a good relation with all regardless of their status is necessary.

Taking a ship as an example, one side should not carry more weight than the other else the unfortunate will happen. There is a need to keep things balanced so you can have a smooth sail.

I like to say it is the same with friendship, once a part becomes so weightier than the other, the ship will begin to sink gradually and by the time you gain consciousness the selfies will be fun no more because you would be in the water.

Now let’s take a cue from the exemplary life of Daniel.

Sometimes the blessings we receive are to be used to bless others as well, but some of us are so self scented that we always want friends to come begging for something when we can actually help them get to a level where they also can begin to bless the lives of others.

Daniel, after being elevated to a high position, did not forget where he came from and those he called friends.

He helped them also to get to a better place. 

I strongly believe that at that point in time his work was easier because he had such trusted friends to help him accomplish a cause set before him.

Know who your friends are and help them get to the comfortable Zone, remember they came into your life for a purpose so take nothing for granted.

If Jesus had considered Himself first, I don’t know how deep we would’ve been in the bottomless pit but Love made Him look at us first and here we are …

May the good Lord help us be better friends to our friends.
Blessings…

Prayer

1. Thank God for the gift of life and this word.
2. Ask for forgiveness of sin
3. Pray for the people in your close circles and present other requests to God.
4. Thank God for an answered prayer in Jesus name.

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Today’s fragrance: Go Deeper

Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Go deeper

Scripture : Daniel 2:22

“He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness,and light dwells with him”.

Have you heard of Daniel, That enormously gifted young man the bible talks about?
I just want to draw your attention to something…

God gave him the ability to know and to understand things that naturally the human mind wouldn’t be able to deal with.

This young man was strongly devoted to God and his trust in the Lord was mind blowing. So because of this and other traits he exhibited, he found favor in God’s sight and that of men.
God gave him and his friends knowledge and understanding of all kinds and wherever they stood with their peers, they were singled out as the exceptional ones.

Daniels personality is simply one to adhere to and because he believed fully in the Almighty God it reflected in everything he did also.

There are many of us who are just an idea away from our breakthrough but we don’t know how to even get to the point of getting that which is needed.
I particularly want to remind you that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,(Ephesians 3:20)

I want to tell you that even your wildest imagination is just the beginning of the things God can and will do in your life.
God particularly tell his children to ask if they need wisdom and freely he will give. (James 1:5)

But the thing is, the depth and magnitude of what you receive also depends on what you are willing to invest, that is, the amount of time and other resources with which you invest.
Daniel and His friends didn’t sleep for the favor of God to locate them, they took steps to meet it.

They deeply sought after the God of the deep and received deeper revelations.

And the revelations they received changed their whole life. These revelations came at a cost but that’s a topic for another day.

Point is, you cannot dig shallow pits and expect to find diamonds hidden in them, no!
You must do what is not being done. You must dig deeper to find deep treasures, you must go the extra mile.

Somethings are not meant for ordinary Christians all because they are shallow, but if you will dare to be an extraordinary Christian who go places where no one thinks of then you will find things no one has ever found.
Blessings …

Prayer

1. Thank God for today, this message and your life.

2. Ask for forgiveness of sin.

3. Ask God to help you and grace you to be more than an ordinary Christian and lay other prayer requests before Him.

4. Thank Him for hearing and answering your prayer in Jesus name, amen.

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©Papberry2017