By Odunayo Ketiku
I welcome my readers to this edition. Its my prayer that we shall be inspired to become our best after reading. We shall encounter the Grace available through Christ to fulfill destiny in Jesus name. We shall be looking at Gods mind for us through the lenses of this Topic:
You agree with me that of all what God created, only the Eagle has the capacity to soar. It is an uncommon Grace so when the Scriptures declare in Isaiah 40:31 that:
“But those who trust in the lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.” God was actually linking our Exceptional quality to an Eagle’s.
The eagle represents power. It represents authority. It represent uniqueness. It represents beauty. To be an eagle is to stand out. An eagle has uncommon characteristics.
The call to Christ is a call to an unusual, uncommon-like lifestyle. A christian is not part of the crowd. The grace of God is upon the life of a believer stands him out in His generation. Hear this:
1. A man that carries grace carries favour Num. 6:25. And this favour attracts helpers 1Chr 12:22
2. A man that carries grace is the man that God smiles on. Number 6:25
3. When God looks on you fully, He gives you peace Number 6:26
4. When you are weak, you can fall back on grace 2 cor. 12:9
5. By His grace, you become what others don’t become. 1 cor 15:10
Eagles stand out, do you believe you are an eagle? Shout it “I am uncommon”
I carry grace, I will become what God packaged me to become.
I am made to be different. My mates are scarce. I am not ordinary. I am sent to someone today “arise and become who God meant you to be. It is time to set the world on fire” You have all it takes.
Please don’t underestimate the difference you are packaged to make in this life to someone. Step forward, reach out and make a difference in this world of hateMatthew 5:16
In this piece, I shall call out one important factor that will help us to manifest the eagle that is in us. That force is the force of relationship. Sweetheart, you are a product of relationship. Your papa, your mama, the nurse and the midwife, all contributed to bring you forth. You are not in a world of your own. Maybe you have constructed a cage around your life, please pull it down now.
God created you and I for relationships. Gen. 3:8. Doyou know why the ten commandments have just 2 pillars? Look at it again in Exodus 20:1-17, verse 3-11 is about your relationship with God and verses 12-17 is about others (people) No wonder, he summed it up inMatthew 22:40
“The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Let’s be relationship conscious and feed it with these nutritious meals. Either relationship with God or man, you will watch it blossom. The more it blossoms, the more you rise:
1. Make others feel important.
2. Be loyal.
3. Stop pretending to be who you are not. Just be yourself. When you try to be who you are not, You won’t be able to run away from pride
4. Let love be your motivation for any thing you do. This will help you not to be nice either to your partner or someone else because you are expecting something in return.
A. With love, please learn to smile often to your partner or others. People should not know what you are passing through.
B. With love, learn to be polite always, no matter the stress of work or anywhere else
C. With love, be ready to give a helping hand. Go the extra mile just to make things happen for others. Remember what you make happen for others will be made happen for you.
D. With love, avoid the judgemental spirit. Don’t be critical. Give people room to make mistakes. Don’t always be looking for the mistakes of others.
E. Please honour all Men. Run away from despising. That person might be small today but might not remain for long. Relate well when going up,you may need them on your way down( if it happens)
F. Don’t put people in trouble deliberately. You buy ankara from the seller and you refuse to pay them, will the business not collapse?
G. Don’t love to impress people, love to impress God. It is too dangerous to live a people-pleasing life. It will put you in trouble. You are not packaged to please men but God. You know why? Men will always be men and as long as they are men, they can not be pleased.
H. Live in love. Push people up. People will also push you up.
I. Break out of that circle. Make new friends especially in church. Don’t make people feel unwanted. Welcome people with open arms without being stupid.
J. Please don’t run people down with your tongue. Praise them when you have the opportunity. Please remember, You are CREATED for GOD and for Man. Revelations 5:10
Peradventure you have not given your life to Christ, to manifest the greatness that is locked up in you through great Relationship tips will not be possible. Grace is only available through Christ. Any attempt to work it out by yourself will backfire because it is not of works but of Grace. Can you just in a minute ask Him into your life now. He is the Lamb that was slain to redeem us from captivity. A man in captivity can’t manifest anything great. You have to come out first. Give Him full control of your life now. Tomorrow may be too late. Note this John 15:5
““Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing”.
You can only remain in Him when you take time to study His Word and meditate in them. Fellowshipping with other Believers will equally help your stay in Him. Peradventure you need a bible believing Church where you can fellowship with other brethren,I joyfully and humbly invite you to be part of our Worship services at Christlike Assembly, Success Cathedral, Opposite Akure South Local Government Secretariat, Ilesa Road, Akure. Ondo State , Nigeria on any of these belts….7-8.45am and 9am-12noon on Sundays, 4.30-6pm on Wednesdays. You can be sure of the Manifest Presence of God that Turns Situations around for Good in all the services. Till we meet in the next edition, please refuse to go under, Keep Hope alive. ” Christ in you, Hope of Glory. As long as He is there , there can be no shame!!!! Hallelujah
To be contd next edition