Inspiration Sunday

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Blessed Sunday to you all my lovely followers.
I trust that God’s grace is keeping you alive.
I wanna share a little note with you all…

Many times our worship and fellowship with God becomes so self centered that it does not yield any powerful fragrance that will cause God to descend His throne and be enthroned in our worship and praise.

We need services where we minister to the Lord and sing praises to Him not men. We need to direct the attention to God and not ourselves. Then we would see mighty manifestations of God’s presence in our day.

Always remember that the Lord seeks true worshippers who will worship in spirit and in truth.
True worshippers who kneel before God at all times giving Him the sacrifice of praise and worship due Him. A sacrifice that gives off a sweet scented fragrance causes Him to stand for us at all times. And If God stands for us who then can be against us?

Let us make God the pillar of our lives even as we endeavor to be under His feet at all times(in good and bad) and not only on Sundays.
Let your worship be a lifestyle not a thing you do only on a particular day of the week.
God bless you all.

©Papberry2017

Today’s fragrance; Do it right.


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Do it Right

Main Text: Proverbs 16:3

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”.

It’s the last week of the year 2016 and I know by now lots of people have got tall list of resolutions for the new year and others have probably given up on things as such ’cause they barely fulfil a quarter of that list yearly.
This day I am here to tell you that, it is not about the number you have on your list. The most important thing is to critically analyze yourself(seen and unseen) know your strengths and weaknesses and draw something very realistic and achievable, but also make room for adjustments.

I know a lot of people have Philippians 4:13 as their theme but take note of this, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me shouldn’t be considered plainly. I say this because there is a need for a personal assessment before applying this scripture to any part of your life.

God has given us abilities based on our carrying capacity and how well we can effectively utilize those abilities. This means that, you cannot just get up one day and say that people are fetching money from boxing so since things are not going well for you in the path you find yourself currently, you will try that.
My dear, you will die before your time because you don’t have the capacity, not to even talk of passion for it.

Look deep within you, there are lots of things God has placed in you to help you live a purpose driven life else you will just be moving wherever the wind carries you like a vehicle with no brakes because you have no purpose. 
As we enter into the new year, find that one thing and pursue with all your heart, persevere when you face obstacles and once you move pass it you will see the light or the sign that directs you to your destination.

Make Matthew 6:33 your anthem and whatever thing you are pursuing will do extremely well.
Don’t fix God around your schedule rather fix your schedule around God. Give Him first place to be God in your life and He will withhold no good thing from you.

Finally there are few significant things I want you to take note as we enter 2017. 2016 will be handing over perfectly to 2017. 2016 ends on a Saturday, the last day of the week and 2017 starts on a Sunday, the first day of the week.

The number 1 means unity, togetherness, oneness… and 7 is perfection.

Somebody get ready because things that have grown apart(relationship,the church, family, marriage,staff, nations) are about to get back together, God is putting everything back together perfectly like it should be, so now you can rest in His provision. 
Welcome 2017 with a positive attitude to receive what has been prepared for you, work hard and watch God do the rest.

Blessings…

Prayer
Father, thank you for today and my life. Please forgive my sins as I forgive others.i pray for greater grace in the coming year, make your ways clearer and plain to me so I can walk in it to the required destination. Thank you Lord for hearing me in Jesus name, amen.

©Papberry2016

Sunday Inspiration

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Hey there, how is it going wherever you are?
I trust that you are still wallowing in His grace.

Today i want to tell someone reading this post that the name of our CREATOR, The One who owns us is not only Alpha but also Omega, meaning He is not only a starter but also a finisher!!
He didn’t rescue you to abandon you in the middle of the road.
He redeemed you so He could glorify Himself through you.
Keep this in mind always and keep smiling.

Stay focused, do not be shaken by the storms, just fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.

Remain Blessed.
Papberry

Weekend Xtra

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Inspiration Sunday
I had wanted to post some encouraging words early on but i decided to wait after church service, so that i can share what i received with you all.
God being so good what i received matches what i wanted to share early on so here you go…

So as God laid it on my heart to do what i am doing now, as in proclaim His word on social media through blogging, i willingly started even though i didn’t know how it was gonna go.
So i was thinking of how to make this arena frequently visited but the issue is when i started i was only posting once a week and it got to a time that i was only posting once a month yeah you guessed right!
The fire i started with was dying down.

I stopped writing and it took the grace of God and some followers for me to get back up.
I became actively involving in this task again i think in July this year.
As i started posting much more frequently, there came the mind battle.

I was thinking so how long will i be able to keep up with the frequent posts?
And the word i received was the One who sent me will give me a message whenever i am supposed to deliver.

And ever since i started depending on the One who sent me and not on my own strength, i have had so much to write on that sometimes i don’t even know where to begin.

Psalms 37:5-9


Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

This is what i receive from service today.

And so my dear readers, i want you to focus on the reason for which you do what you do and whatever it is that you are doing work at it wholeheartedly as you are doing it unto God and not men.
I am sure that will drive you to do better.
When you encounter stumbling blocks look at the REASON and you will move pass it no matter what.
This means that your reason must be strong enough to keep you going.
If it is a selfish one, it would not get you far.
Have a strong focus.
My words for you today.

Also all those who asked me to pray with them, i did and i will not stop praying for you.
If there is anything else you need help with in prayer leave it in the comments box.

God bless you all, Amen.

©Papberry2016

Pain before Pleasure

no pain no gain

Sometime ago i listened to one of my favorite preachers say she loved trouble and i was like, what is this woman talking about and what planet is she on?

 I began digging deep into what she said and i found this message resonating deep within and so let me go ahead and share with you all…

Trouble goes along with pain, they are like siblings.

First of all Jesus had to go through a hell of trouble with extreme pain associated, in order to get us out of the bondage of sin.

Now we are living in Christ enjoying all the goodies that comes along with it.

 His selfless act of love on the cross brought us to a place where we found eternal rest in Himself.

God planned the redemption of man but it was not going to be on a silver platter lest anyone belittle the wisdom of God.

So Jesus had to go through all the pain to redeem man, that the glory of God will be made manifest and also that people will have proof of this redemption.

Joseph needed his brothers to sell him off to Potiphar and he needed Potiphar’s wife to accuse him of adultery so he will be bound in prison…

In that tight corner, he came to a realization of the God-given talent that could break him out of those bounds and so while he was in trouble, and was ceased from doing his normal daily activities, he worked on becoming a better person by nurturing the gift God had given him.

In prison Joseph moved from being a dreamer to an interpreter of dreams then to a prime minister. He became an economist as well as an agriculturist all because he took advantage of the trouble around him.

All these things happened when he was pushed out of his comfort zone.

See the troubles that come your way as opportunities or a bus that is taking you to the desired destination.

As we admire the beautiful brightly colored rose flowers, we should also look beneath it to see the dirt it came out of.

Before we see the brightness of the day, there must be darkness and do not also forget that in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, night came before day on the very first day.

Surely weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning.

Every time there is chaos, God is getting ready to bring out something, mantles are getting ready to be released in the spirit. Extraordinary and unheard things are about happening.

Will you be the Joseph who will strategically position himself to be used to the glory of God,

In  times of famine or whatever the challenge may be?

No one loves trouble and obviously no one loves pain but if you will stand up and face the problems head on fixing your eyes on Jesus the problem fixer then man! You are in for an unexpected bountiful harvest amidst the famine.

 Will you be the cry baby always waiting for help to suddenly appear without working towards it?

The enemy hates to see an aggressive thinker in motion because whatever he puts together by the grace of God advances God’s kingdom and depopulates hell. he therefore tries to stir up the waters making it unstable to do any work but do not be dismayed because all things are working for your good just like Joseph, God will use your story to glorify Himself!

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People will see you and give glory to His name! Surely it will come to pass in Jesus name.

Bible reference; Genesis 45:5-8

Prayer

Thank you father for this day, indeed i am grateful for the life you have given to me once again free of charge.

I do ask that you will forgive me of my sins and cleanse me, that i may be clean.

Father i know that all things are working together for my good.

And i know that you have a plan for me, i pray for direction to follow it, patience to wait for it and knowledge to know when it comes.

Thank you for making your ears attent unto my prayer in Jesus’ name have i prayed with thanksgiving,  Amen.

©Papberry2016