Archive for February, 2019

Love Never Takes A Holiday

Happy Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day generally represents the celebration of love between couples. However, the deeper meaning is that we should celebrate God’s perpetual and steadfast love for us and how we should love Him with our whole heart and love our neighbor. It should be a celebration of relationships at all times even in difficult circumstances. Love  never takes a holiday. We should walk in love as much as possible throughout the year.

Beloved let us love one another: for love is God… 1 John 4:7-8.Thank God for loving YOU . Celebrate the love of Jesus with the lonely, depressed, and broken hearted. Give them a hug, a card, a smile , an encouraging Word or a gift. Love Never Takes A Holiday. Love God, your neighbor and one another. John 13:34-35

God is love and He wants us to demonstrate that love in our relationships with the “saved” and those who do not know Jesus Christ personally. We should live as a demonstration of His love, grace, mercy and truth so that we will glorify Him and so that someone may be saved, find hope, and know that the Lord and someone cares for them. Invite the Holy Spirit to search your heart to reveal areas where transformation needs to occur in you and in the church.

The Lord wants us to walk in love so we can reach out and bless others – the hurting, the homeless and the helpless and those persons grieving from loss of loved ones, relationships, job and facing change. Let’s be sensitive as to how we show love for one another. Bear one another’s burdens (E.g. Galations 6:2)  “Be kinds to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph. 4:32). Speak without accusing. James 1:19. Genuine love is not easily offended; it does not hold a grudge; it does not place expectation or demands on others; it is not conditional. Love is an action word.

Look at the heart below for 10 Ways of showing love.

Scriptures: Ephesians 5:25-33; Colossians 3:19;John 3:1-21; 1 John 3:1-23; 1 John 4:11,20-21

Repent: Of declaring that we love others when demonstrating lack of love and concern for those who are lost and without Christ; of speaking love, but not showing love and mercy through deeds that touch the lives of those in the world around us; of not loving as the Word states especially within the household of faith , the family unit and our neighbor.

Receive: A fresh cleansing from the sin of not loving as Christ loves.

Pray:

  • Confess to the Lord the ways you have not loved and honored the lost, your neighbor and family members.
    • Ask the Lord to do a work in your heart that will release you from any spirit, thought or unforgiveness that blocks your relationship with those who do not know Jesus Christ, your neighbor and family members.
    • Pray that the Holy Spirit will empower you to forgive and for each of you to forgive each other.
    • Pray for healing of broken or embittered relationships.
    • Pray for relationships with your children and that as a parent you will demonstrate that love with encouragement, time and healthy discipline.
    • Pray that children will love, respect and obey their parents.
    • Pray for the church to be a living force of love in the neighborhood, city and world.
    • That you and the church will be known by your love for one another and for your love for those who are lost and do not know Jesus Christ.
    • Pray that the church and you show your neighbor, those who do not know the Lord, and the world genuine love in word and in deeds.
    • That the church be delivered from the spirit of legalism and released into a Spirit of truth love and liberty of the Spirit.
    • Pray for a deep love and respect between church members and also between family members. Pray for those suffering from domestic abuse. Pray for deliverance, self esteem , way of escape, renewed mind. http://www.ladyofprayer.com/?p=958.
    Pray for our children -against bullying and suicide.or reconciliation where they are at odds.

Linda D. Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2017/2019

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Dream Big and Do Big.

 

“It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, BUT it is certainly a calamity not to dream.” Benjamin E. Mays- minister, educator, scholar, social activist and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940 to 1967 #dreambig #calmitynottodream

 

As we celebrate Black History Month remember -Inventions, financial empowerment, entrepreneurial success, social changes and social justice can be achieved by those of you who make the bold decision to apply your knowledge, your energy and your talent to humanitarian goals. Think of how those we honor today gave to make a difference for others.
If it is encouraging, let him encourage;
if it is contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously; if it is leadership,
let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:8 NIV
#BlackHistoryMonth #CelebrateGiftsofBlackpeople

African American Victory of Spirit- Black Quotations- Persevere- Don’t Quit
“You never know which key unlocks the safe” . Bryant Gumbel, former Morning News Host #persevere
Success is achieved by those willing to persevere beyond the point where the majority stop and turn back. Today is your day.
God has given you talents, gifts and His Word. Take another step closer to your goal. Hold fast to the hope, the Word, to “doing” your dream if God put it there. (Hebrews 10:35-39)

Use the gifts and talents God gave you to bless others and to generate wealth. Dream Big . Pray Big. Then begin to take action to accomplish your dream. Write your goals down using the SMART system (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timeline) and set dates to accomplish the plan. Make the call. Develop a team. Start. Make the call. Write the book.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for the gifts and talents you have provided me. Let me use them to your glory and to bless others.  Let me not grow weary in preparing, in toiling to create the witty invention, to have entrepreneur success and to develop systems that will provide solutions to the needs of human kind. Give me favor and the wisdom and strength to persevere. In the name of Jesus.

The Prayer Leader, Linda Fegins ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2018

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