Today’s fragrance: God’s endless love.


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic : God’s endless love.

Main text : John 3:16

Most often when I go on long distance journeys I have my headphone and iPod always with me so atleast music can keep me company as I watch the array of God’s creations as i journey on. This is so ’cause soon the bus will be like a cemetery as most people will be dreaming.

But on that particular day as we journeyed pass one of the sea based towns, I took a closer look though from quite a distance as I thought deeply about the popular verse John 3:16.

I was so deep in thought and as usual, i started asking questions in my head. The sea, where does it start from and where does it end?Then I questioned myself, someone actually created this endless resource? 

Wow!

And indeed it is of a fact that no creation can be greater than its creator. So if God created this endless sea, then how endless is He? One significant thing that describes the endless nature of God is His love.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Even in our sinful state He sought to give us His endless life through Jesus Christ.
If you have ever taken a critical look at the vastness of the sea even in movies then read further, God’s love is infinitely larger, wider and deeper than what you’ve seen and can ever imagine.
So far us your sins, problems or challenges ain’t greater than that river in your village not to talk of the mighty ocean then know that His love covers your multiple  sins.

Repent and return to Him for He is ever ready to shower on you more of His endless love.
Your sins will and can never be greater than His love.

Blessings…
Prayer

Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for the gift of life and this message. I ask for forgiveness of sins even as I forgive others. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and endlessly, thank you for making me realize that I am worth more than I actually thought I was and I’m going to remain in this light you’ve shown me today so help me Lord in Jesus name amen.
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Today’s fragrance: Give Thanks

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Topic: Give Thanks

Scripture: Psalms 136:1

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever”.

Is God not too Good? Considering the many times we fell short and approached Him and instead of Him condemning us, He rather opened His arms wide to give us a warm hug.

Despite all the things we did yesterday, some commendable others not, but He didn’t hold it up against us and has given us life this morning.
You slept with your uncovered ears and nose, some of you even sleep with your mouths open, but I want to ask, as you woke up today did you see any insect using those free space as a home last night?

If we had meters on the air we breathe we will all be eternally in debt because there is no money on earth that can foot those bills considering the number of times we breathe in a minute.
Some people will be economizing breath, can you imagine breathing in intervals of 5 or 10minutes? Will you be comfortable enough to even get time to gossip?

How many people you knew went down six feet over the weekend and you are here ! Yet you have been spared and given another chance, don’t take God’s love for granted.

God is good, all the time and His love, our human mind cannot grasp its dimensions so many times we take his love for granted but today Just remember where you were sometime ago and where you are now, and see who deserves the credit other than God.

I just want you to recognize all the goodness the Lord has shown you and just say thank you, he doesn’t need anything from you to sustain Him because He is all sufficient!

But really what will you lose by thanking God today? Nothing!! You rather miss a lot by not thanking Him.
Blessings…

Prayer
1. Thank God for your life today.

2. Ask for forgiveness of sin.

3. Take time out to bless the name of the Lord, Today let it be God I thank you throughout the day than God give me this and that.

4. Thank God again even for accepting your thanksgiving.

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Today’s fragrance: Love Right.

Today’s fragrance by Papberry 

Topic: love right

Scripture: John 13:34

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

If I’m to ask you of one distinct trait that will make you identify someone as a Christian, what would that be?

I’m quite sure I will get one of these as your answer: devotion to the work of God, regular church attendance, intensity of prayer, dressing, attitude, ability to recite lots of biblical quotations and so on.

These are all good but there is one greater and it ought to be the trade mark of all Christians, without it you can’t call yourself a Christian and that is Love.

John 13:35

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Love is the only thing that associates us with Jesus but it’s rather unfortunate we have limited it to a feeling.

I think Love is a doing/action word more than a feeling word, proof, John 3:16.

Love is when you see someone hungry and you feed that person and not just saying God will provide Or uttering words of encouragement and after pass by to enjoy that delicious meal you bought on the way alone.

We cannot claim to love God so much yet we are at loggerheads with our next door neighbors. 

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

If you treat others less than yourself then the message below is for you…

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

Treat others well, let your words of love match your thoughts and action and by that others will see and give glory to your father in heaven.

Blessings…

Prayer

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

2. Ask for forgiveness of sins.

3. It is only God who can teach you how to love right because He is Love, Ask that He helps you with that.

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

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Today’s Fragrance: let your deeds speak right.

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Topic: Let your deeds speak right

Scripture: Acts 2:46-47

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved”.


According to Acts 2:44-47 something profound happened, after the Holy Spirit came upon the people.

It was not only by the words the apostles preached that men drew to Christ but by their deeds also.

People at that time saw the kind of bond, oneness, happiness and comforting atmosphere that existed between the followers of Christ.

What kind of bond exist between believers now?

One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is Love and after the people had received the Holy Spirit and began speaking in different tongues, they also manifested the fruit of love.

They committed themselves to the teachings of the apostles, they lived together as one body, they ate and prayer together most often. They made sure that everyone’s need was met by putting their resources together for a greater good.

And everyone who saw this was amazed, because of the manifestation of the great love they had received.

And as they praised God people generally liked what they saw and everyday their numbers grew as God added those who were saved.

This means that the apostles and the people that believed lived a life worthy of emulation and by that people got saved.

You see, you might be the only bible some people will ever read so make sure your lifestyle can literally win souls for Christ even without speaking. 

Also sometimes you just have to show your love by catering for someone’s dire need, who knows you might not only be saving his current situation but you could win him over for Jesus.

Blessings…

Prayer

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

2. Ask for forgiveness of sins

3. If you find it difficult to show love to all, pray that God should put his love in your heart, so you can give it out as He gives.Ask that he rekindles the fire dying in you.

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

©Papberry2017

Today’s fragrance: To be loved is to love.


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: To be loved is to love

Main Text : Luke 6:31

“Do to others as you would have them do to you”.

Whatever you do to others, you will receive back either directly or indirectly at a point in your life, that’s the golden rule.

As the natural law says, what goes around comes around. You sow love, and you shall by all means reap love and not hate eventually.

I always say that love isn’t just a feeling, no!
Love is more than that!               Love has a character and personality but unless you wanna proof to me that God is a feeling. Then I would accept that love is a feeling.

For God to show us love, He gave. Infact since the beginning all He does is to give to undeserving souls, and we stay at one end always waiting to receive without giving yet we want to be loved. ain’t we just selfish?

When it comes to giving, some people have special grace to give, others too even if someone intentionally gives to them so they can give it out, they will still keep it.

To be loved is to love and love is always characterized by giving but maybe you have an excuse for not giving ’cause you don’t know what to give.

So I’m gonna help you give.

Give when you don’t feel like until you feel like afterall love isn’t a feeling. and when giving, don’t just give but give what you “want” and by that, you will get what you “need” someday.
Always remember these words,
Be merciful and you shall obtain mercy, forgive and you shall be forgiven, love and you shall be loved.

Blessings…

Prayer

Thank you Lord for my life and this message. Please forgive my sins as I forgive others. Father, it is you who taught me love, I wouldn’t have known what it meant had you not demonstrated it. So I ask that you put back your love into my heart so I can give out more, because I certainly cannot give what I don’t have. Thank you for hearing and doing this for me in Jesus name, amen.

Today’s fragrance by Papberry: let’s come back together.


Today’s Fragrance by Papberry

Title: let’s come back together

Main text : 2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

In the last couple of days a lot of Christians have added more to their enemy list than friendship list. How do you rejoice when your enemy list keep rising by your own actions?

A lot of things can cause a united house to fall or to be broken but then, can a house divided against itself stand?

The attitude, values and behavior of some Christians have caused more harm than good and is rather breaking bonds than making strong. Our words and actions have become demoralizing rather than encouraging!

So today God’s word is reminding us to keep our eyes on Jesus so that in all our doings and getting, we don’t miss the mark!

The Lord wants us (Christians) to remove every disorder and restore all that was out of joint so that everything might be in its proper place just as they ought to be by encouraging one another, being of the same mind and living in peace and in so doing the God of love and peace will be with us .

If Christians are indeed one body in Christ then we must be able to overlook our flesh and think with the mind of Christ, see with His eyes and speak with His mouth.
This is the only way we can come to a common understanding and agreement because we have been greatly distracted and divided into different factions for selfish gains.

We are being admonished to lay aside these strifes, be united and manifest the same spirit. The dissensions should cease, and we all should be united in opinion and feeling as Christian brethren.

God desires His children to live in harmony and tranquility with each other.

That same peace we have with God, who has granted us the gift of grace through Jesus Christ. 

Having received grace from God, we are also expected to extend grace to others. 

In a community where grace is freely received and given, peace will almost certainly prevail.

Blessings…

Prayer
Father in the name of Jesus Thank you for today and the gift of life. Please forgive me of my sins even as I forgive those who sin against me. Dear Lord, I have gone wrong by not treating my fellow Christians as siblings. Father put your peace and love in my heart and rekindle whatever that has gone cold in me so that I can freely give what I have recieved from you by the enablement of your Spirit. Thank you Father for hearing me in Jesus name, amen.

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