Category Archives: GOD;S PLAN

GOD: THE TREMENDOUS LOVER

GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE

God does not love us if we change; God loves us so that we can change. Only love effects true inner transformation, not duress, guilt or social pressure. Only love effects true inner transformation.

Jesus on earth constituted one new man joining heaven and earth. God, the Tremendous Lover, Himself said: “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”                                                                          Jeremiah 31:3                                                                                                                                                           God pours Himself into us so that we may be one entity, as a body joined to a head: for this is the very desire and longing for ardent lovers. There is nothing God will not do for a loving confident faith.

Very often our own ideas are quite wrong; we are thinking of great works for God, but God is thinking of great love from us. An instant of pure love is more precious in the sight of God than all your good works.

GOD IS A COMPASSIONATE GOD

The truly good news is that God is not a distant God, a God to be feared and avoided, a God of revenge, but a God who is moved by our pains and participates in the fullness of the human struggle. . . . God is a compassionate God.

This means, first of all, that God is a God who has chosen to be God-with-us. . . . As soon as we call God “God-with-us,” we enter into a new relationship of intimacy with him. By calling God Emmanuel, we recognize God’s commitment to live in solidarity with us, to share our joys and pains, to defend and protect us, and to suffer all of life with us.

The God-with-us is a close God, a God whom we call our refuge, our stronghold, our wisdom, and even, more intimately, our helper, our shepherd, our love. We will never really know God as a compassionate God if we do not understand with our heart and mind that “the Word became flesh and lived among us”  John 1:14.

Henri Nouwen

GOD'S LOVE

DIFFERENT LOVES

Mary appeared to Linda Sabbath and told her that the love of the Father was very macho, very Old Testament: I love you; you are mine; if you leave Me I’ll go after you and bring you back and hold you down. This message was accompanied with a sort of sledge hammer of violent love in her heart.

While the love of the Son, Jesus Christ, was more of a courtship, a wooing requiring consent, while that of the Father was fierce and overwhelming.

Mary’s love, on the other hand, was much more delicate, though very intense, and much more like the fragrance of the lily of the valley.

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GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA

YOUR LUCK IS CREATED BY GOD.

Your success formula is the continuing achievement of becoming the person God wants you to be and accomplishing the goals which  God has helped you set. So simply ask God to include you in His plans.

So if you have been wanting good success and it’s been eluding you, quit wondering if you have what it takes to make it—and remember instead Who is with you and in you.

GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA

The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches, and He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]”.       Proverbs 10:22GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA

God’s Success Formula is designed by God in Heaven. It is not based on our abilities; it’s based on His abilities. We may be inadequate in a dozen different ways, but  with God everything is possible.

“God is with me. He will never fail me or forsake me.”       Joshua 1:5

GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA

Let us look at a case study: let us say you were lucky enough to have a prayerful mother and married to a prayerful wife. You would naturally expect to be plugged in to unmitigated success. What actually happens is that your life becomes more aligned with God’s plan. Continue reading GOD’S SUCCESS FORMULA

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GENEROSITY IS SELFISH

WHY IS GENEROSITY SELFISH?

All the benefits of your generosity may easily be construed as selfish, which is a completely different way of looking at generosity.

Generosity Selfish 

Generosity Selfish

“And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple–amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”                                                     Matthew 10:42

Here are four benefits we gain by sharing our time with others:

Generous People are Healthier.

Generosity is not just about getting out and working with people; generous people have been shown to develop all sorts of health benefits as well. Ranging from lowered cholesterol in teens to lower mortality rates in older adults, generous people seem to have enviously healthier lives. It might be counterintuitive, but generosity and the accompanying benefits are great reasons to help people.

Generous People are Smarter.

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CHOOSE: GOD or Wealth

CHOOSE: God or Wealth
CHOOSE: God or Wealth

WHICH IS IT? GOD OR WEALTH

Money has always had meaning for people beyond its purchasing power. for many, money means success, power, and even moral worth. The giving of money has always established the giver as a valued member of a community. 

Jesus saw this as a private act of love to be seen by God, not as public act for show and honor. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”                                               Matthew 6:3, 4

God or Wealth

Usually one is more important than the other. Wealth is the chief rival of our day to God. It is said that money is a good servant but a bad master. Personally we must master money or money masters you. Are we being choked by the wealth and riches of the world so that our faith cannot grow to maturity and bring a bountiful harvest? 

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