SHAKE IT OFF… APOLOGIES TAYLOR SWIFT

image

#FoodForThought

But I keep cruising
Can’t stop, won’t stop moving
It’s like I got this music In my mind
Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”
I’m just gonna Shake,shake,shake…
I shake it off, shake it off.
                             -TAYLOR SWIFT

Long ago in a dry middle eastern city or so the legend says; a farmer’s little horse fell into a DEEP and dry well. Since the farmer had no way to get it out, he decided to bury it there. He got a truckload of dirt and dumped it on top of the horse. But instead of lying down under it, the Horse started kicking and snorting until he worked his way to the top of it. This continued all afternoon. Truckload after truckload, the horse just kept shaking it off and stepping on top of it. Finally when the dirt reached the top of the well the horse just snorted and walked away, a dirtier but a wiser horse. What was intended to bury him, just
brought him out on top.

Isaiah 52:2 (ESV)
Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem;
loose the bonds from your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion.

ACTS 28:2-6 (NIV) says…
When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

On his way to Rome, Paul was shipwrecked on an island. As he was gathering firewood a snake attached itself to his arm. What did he do? The Bible says he just ‘shook it off.’ There’s an important lesson for you in those two stories. You can either dwell on the past, or shake it off and move toward the future God has planned for you.
Paul, a man with a past, writes about ‘…Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which
are ahead’ (Phil 3:13). Now, Paul didn’t forget his past, he just shook it off and kept going. You say, ‘But I’ve failed so badly.’ The Bible
says, ‘…God will not remember your sins’. So don’t condemn yourself and wallow in guilt and self pity… SHAKE IT OFF. When we are in a state of being upset or feeling guilty , we cannot hear from God clearly. God will lead us and walk us out of our troubles, but we cannot be led by the Spirit if we are offended and in turmoil. We can’t get away from the storms of life, or the temptation to be irritated by someone; but we can respond to offenses by saying, “God, You are merciful, and You are good. And I am going to put my confidence in You until this storm passes over.” Trust in Him, Has someone offended or rejected you and you need to “shake it off “? Trust God to give you the grace to act godly even in an ungodly situation, and to help you shake it off in order to be a witness to others. Receive Grace in Jesus Name

Romans 8 :1-4 (MESSAGE)
With the arrival of Jesus, THE Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer
have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human
condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that.
image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about
http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

COMING CLEAN WITH SOAP AND WATER

#FoodForThought

image

Wash yourselves; make yourselves
clean; remove the evil of your deeds
from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good;seek justice,
correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.“Come now, let us reason
together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; – Isaiah 1:16-19

Soap is one of those things we take for granted But what is SOAP anyway, and how does it work?
Who invented it? Does it matter what kind we use? YES IT DOES.  If you were an ancient Greek or Roman, you cleaned yourself by rubbing olive oil and sand or pumice on yourself and then scraping it off. Eventually, various cultures learned to make and use soap, but bathing was often done for social or ritual reasons, not to become clean. The majority of cultures, however,bathed in water and most of them heated the water. Water bathing was practiced by the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Romans. The first of the famous Roman baths was built about 312
BC. These wonderful public bathing facilities (large communal “hot tubs”) were supplied with water from the aqueduct system. There were both hot and cold rooms, and medium-temperature rooms for lounging, which had a variety of services such as food and wine, massage and “personal training.” We cannot say for sure who first made soap but A commonly accepted story for how soap was discovered comes from a Roman legend according to which rain would wash down through the ashes and animal fat of the burnt animal sacrifice area of Mount Sapo into the clay banks of the Tiber River where the local women washed their clothing, and they noticed that this clay mixture made their wash cleaner. It is most likely, however, that the process of
making soap was discovered independently in many places around the world, as news did not
travel quickly in the early eras of mankind. Back to the present… When was the last time you had a very descent bath; That very sublime feeling under a mildly hot or Lukewarm shower that melts THE SOAP and creates a squeaky clean backdrop for your largest organ… Your Skin. It’s amazing how we spend time, energy and fortunes taking care of our Skin or Flesh while we take little or no time taking care of our Spirit… The True person. GOD IS SPIRIT and Mankind was created in His Image… SPIRIT.

Jeremiah 2:21-22 says…
I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine? Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me

Malachi 3:2-3 says…
But who can endure the day of his
coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

Ephesians 5:26 says…
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

Your relationship with soap and water tells alot about you. Scientists tell us the creation of soap begins with water…God’s Word is obvious in this miracle. If something requires cleansing, “the washing of water by the word” must be actively present. God does not work apart from His Word. From the creation of the world to the present, the place of God’s Word in His work has been essential. There are some who are clean in their own sight and think they have no need of forgiveness. Then there are some who have some idea of their shortcomings but seek the remedy for it in the wrong way. Those who know the full measure of human depravity and sin will know that there is no other remedy for it other than with the washing of almighty God. Man’s case is so desperate that only God can provide the cure. Yet there is also a place for taking personal responsibility to get immersed in God’s word as No matter how much God delivers you from the prison and clutches of Demons and Darkness, if you refuse to embrace the Truth and walk out free… HELP YOUR SELF. God forgives but some still linger in the valley of guilt and regret. GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR SINS… STRONGER THAN YOUR WEAKNESS… Stick with him. Today GOD is bringing you into Light… Embrace it and Enjoy it; as you bath yourself deeply in God’s Word you are washed clean, heart, mind, soul and body. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

1st John 2:1-9(Message Bible)says..
I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he
served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good not only ours, but the whole world’s. Here’s how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments. If someone claims,“I know him well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments,he’s obviously a liar. His life doesn’t match his words. But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be sure we’re in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived. My dear friends, I’m not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you’ve known it from day one. It’s always been implicit in the
Message you’ve heard. On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing! Anyone who claims to live in God’s light and hates a brother or sister is still in the dark. It’s the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God’s light and doesn’t block the light from others. But whoever hates is still in the dark, stumbles around in the dark, doesn’t know which end is up, blinded by the darkness.

image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about

http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

COMING CLEAN… WITH SOAP AND WATER

image

#FoodForThought

Wash yourselves; make yourselves
clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good;seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; – Isaiah 1:16-19 

Soap is one of those things we take for granted But what is SOAP anyway, and how does it work?
Who invented it? Does it matter what kind we use? YES IT DOES.  If you were an ancient Greek or Roman, you cleaned yourself by rubbing olive oil and sand or pumice on yourself and then scraping it off. Eventually, various cultures learned to make and use soap, but bathing was often done for social or ritual reasons, not to become clean. The majority of cultures, however,bathed in water and most of them heated the water. Water bathing was practiced by the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, and Romans. The first of the famous Roman baths was built about 312 BC. These wonderful public bathing facilities (large communal “hot tubs”) were supplied with water from the aqueduct system. There were both hot and cold rooms, and medium-temperature rooms for lounging, which had a variety of services such as food and wine, massage and “personal training.” We cannot say for sure who first made soap but A commonly accepted story for how soap was discovered comes from a Roman legend according to which rain would wash down through the ashes and animal fat of the burnt animal sacrifice area of Mount Sapo into the clay banks of the Tiber River where the local women washed their clothing, and they noticed that this clay mixture made their wash cleaner. It is most likely, however, that the process of
making soap was discovered independently in many places around the world, as news did not
travel quickly in the early eras of mankind. Back to the present… When was the last time you had a very descent bath; That very sublime feeling under a mildly hot or Lukewarm shower that melts THE SOAP and creates a squeaky clean backdrop for your largest organ… Your Skin. It’s amazing how we spend time, energy and fortunes taking care of our Skin or Flesh while we take little or no time taking care of our Spirit… The True person. GOD IS SPIRIT and Mankind was created in His Image… SPIRIT.

Jeremiah 2:21-22 says…
I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine? Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me

Malachi 3:2-3 says…
But who can endure the day of his
coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

Ephesians 5:26 says…
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.

Your relationship with soap and water tells alot about you. Scientists tell us the creation of soap begins with water…God’s Word is obvious in this miracle. If something requires cleansing, “the washing of water by the word” must be actively present. God does not work apart from His Word. From the creation of the world to the present, the place of God’s Word in His work has been essential. There are some who are clean in their own sight and think they have no need of forgiveness. Then there are some who have some idea of their shortcomings but seek the remedy for it in the wrong way. Those who know the full measure of human depravity and sin will know that there is no other remedy for it other than with the washing of almighty God. Man’s case is so desperate that only God can provide the cure. Yet there is also a place for taking personal responsibility to get immersed in God’s word as No matter how much God delivers you from the prison and clutches of Demons and Darkness, if you refuse to embrace the Truth and walk out free… HELP YOUR SELF. God forgives but some still linger in the valley of guilt and regret. GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR SINS… STRONGER THAN YOUR WEAKNESS… Stick with him. Today GOD is bringing you into Light… Embrace it and Enjoy it; as you bath yourself deeply in God’s Word you are washed clean, heart, mind, soul and body. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

1st John 2:1-9(Message Bible)says..
I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he
served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good not only ours, but the whole world’s. Here’s how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments. If someone claims,“I know him well!” but doesn’t keep his commandments,he’s obviously a liar. His life doesn’t match his words. But the one who keeps God’s word is the person in whom we see God’s mature love. This is the only way to be sure we’re in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived. My dear friends, I’m not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you’ve known it from day one. It’s always been implicit in the
Message you’ve heard. On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing! Anyone who claims to live in God’s light and hates a brother or sister is still in the dark. It’s the person who loves brother and sister who dwells in God’s light and doesn’t block the light from others. But whoever hates is still in the dark, stumbles around in the dark, doesn’t know which end is up, blinded by the darkness.

image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about

http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

WALK WITH CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

image

#FoodForThought

In 1992 while designing a shoe called “Pensees”, He was satisfied with the sketch of the shoe but was disappointed when he received the prototype from the factory. He couldn’t put his finger on what was missing…then he saw his assistant painting her nails Red; He grabbed the nail polish then painted the soles of the shoe red. From that moment on, red soles became his signature. Christian Louboutin shoes have been making hearts race for decades with their “killer” heels and trademark ruby red soles; Yet he was inspired to make the trademark ruby red hue that has come to signify sophistication… from an assistant’s Nail Polish. You can get inspired by a lot of things…but Life changing and lasting Inspiration comes from God.
 
Genesis 2:7 says…
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Job 32:8 says…
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

The Breath of God is Life. Every single Dark, Deserted and Dead corner of your life is waiting for one single Exhale from the most high. That’s why it is important to have a romantic relationship with God’s Word…The Bible is an Anthology of Inspiration to humanity by divinity. Today, Embrace the “prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2nd Peter 1:19-21). Tomorrow’s next big Idea that will both profit you and change your world is not around you but in God’s Word…be humble enough to realize you cannot do it without Divine inspiration. You will only change your world when you improve your relationship with God’s Word. One word from God will change your life. Receive Grace in Jesus Name

Psalm 119:103-106 (Message) says…
Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking. With your instruction, I understand life; that’s why I hate false propaganda. By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order. Everything’s falling apart on me, GOD; put me together again with your Word.

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit and Tell Friends&Family about

http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

image

BE INSPIRED BY TINA TURNER’S “SIMPLY THE BEST”

image

#FoodForThought

There are not enough days in forever to allow me to fully express the depth of my love for you.
          -Steve Maraboli

Simply the Best was the first greatest hits compilation by Tina Turner and was released on October 22, 1991. It’s lyrics are so loving we must learn from it…

I call you when I need you, my heart’s on fire; You come to me, come to me wild and wild; When you come to me give me everything I need; Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams Speak a language of love like you know what it means ;And it can’t be wrong, take my heart and make it strong, baby
Chorus:
You’re simply the best, better than all the rest; Better than anyone, anyone I’ve ever met; I’m stuck on your heart and hang on every word you say;Tear us apart, baby, I would rather be dead.

Listening to the lyrics, it struck me: If you imagine the love object is God, instead of some empty headed girl or guy with regular features, there’s little difference between popular love songs and religious hymns, prayers and chants. Even though she wrote this to inspire love between people… It really could pass on as a fraction of what God means to someone in love with him. When was the last time you wrote or sang a song expressing your love for God.

Psalm 147:7 (TLB) says
Sing out your thanks to him; sing praises to our God”

Psalm 86:15 says…
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and
abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Zephaniah 3:17 says…
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

You’ve probably noticed that music and love go together, because music comes from the heart. It’s not something you do in your head. It’s something that comes out of your soul, your emotions. This Earth is a Love planet; just by listening to popular songs on radio stations… you’ll think everyone is thinking love; But instead of recognizing the real object of our desire… GOD;we have fixated on the opposite sex, whom we mystify and idealize to reflect our true sublimated desire. Christianity is a singing faith. It’s about a love affair. It’s about a relationship with God, who loves you so much that he sent his Son to die for you and who wants you to love him back. Nothing will make you more aware of God’s love and presence in your life than singing and praise. You may be thinking, “But you don’t understand. I can’t sing.” The Bible says to make a joyful noise. I know you can do that because when you watch your favorite sports team or when somebody’s getting married, you make a joyful noise. So just let it out! You don’t have to hit the right note. You just have to make a joyful noise. Can you worship God more than just at church? Yes, because worship is simply expressing your love to God. You can express your love to God anywhere and everywhere. And that means you can sing everywhere. TODAY AS YOU SING A NEW SONG… GOD WILL PROVE TO YOU THAT HE IS… SIMPLY THE BEST!  Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

Isaiah 54:1(NIV) says…
“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore A child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,”says the LORD.

image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit and Tell Friends&Family about

http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

WAITING GAME… DELAY NOT DENIAL

#FoodForThought

image

No matter who you are… You are going to spend most of your life waiting for something ;waiting for a dream to come to pass, waiting to meet the right person, waiting for the baby, waiting for a problem to turn around. GOD is never in a hurry… He is eternal but when things aren’t happening as fast as we would like, it’s easy to get frustrated. But you have to realize that the moment you prayed, God established a set time to bring the promise to pass. God has a set time for your opportunity. There is a set time for that problem to turn around, a set time for your healing, your promotion, your breakthrough. when you understand the time has already been set, it takes all the pressure off. You won’t live worried, wondering when this is ever going to happen. You’ll relax and enjoy your life knowing that the promise has already been scheduled and your answer is on the way! When the cloud is full…it empties itself.

JOB 14:14 says.. 
If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (TEV) says, 
“[God] has set the right time for everything” 

Micah 7:7  (CEV) says, 
I trust the LORD God to save me, and I will wait for him to answer my prayer” 

If most of your life is going to be spent waiting, then most of your life should be spent trusting God. While you’re waiting, God is working. Don’t think that the season of waiting means that God has stopped working. He’s just taking you through that season because he’s using the time to work in your circumstances for your good. The problem with waiting is that our human nature and our culture say, “Don’t wait! Get things as quickly as you can but it goes against God’s blessing in our lives because God’s blessing comes through these times of waiting. Delay is not a denial. When you think God is saying “No,” he may just be saying, “Not yet. Will you keep trusting me through this?” Today your clouds are full expect showers of blessings all around you. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

Isaiah 40:31 says… 
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.

image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about

www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

PROOF OF OWNERSHIP

image

#FoodForThought
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP

Imagine for a moment your spouse takes you to the Highbrow area in the most expensive section of your country(the kind of neighbourhood where the waste bin and trash is a treasure to some);You are driven to the front gate of a fifty room white Mansion that looks like a miniature Buckingham Palace and told… “Sweet heart I bought this for you”. No matter how much your spouse earns… YOU SIMPLY WILL NOT BELIEVE TILL YOU SEE THE PAPERS, THE CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP OR TITLE DEED. That’s why when a traffic police stops your car… You are asked for The car papers. The fact you are driving it doesn’t mean you own it; but if the Papers have your name on it… IT’S YOURS. Faith is the Title Deed or Document Papers for Proof of ownership that what you want is yours. Have you found the papers?

HEBREWS 11:1 (AMPLIFIED) 
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].

MARK 11:23-24 says… 
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Whosoever can have whatsoever they desire as far as they have the Title deed or Faith for the specific thing they desire. It may be the bill for a Project, a child, a house or even a spouse…Get faith… Only Believe. So how can you get faith? FAITH COMES BY THE WORD OF GOD. Develop a love relationship with God’s word. Search the Bible for where exactly talks about what you need or want,  Go to a bible believing church and listen to the sermon,hear and watch bible based preaching by Anointed Pastors, hear God Speak to you etc…do all you can to Get a word from God…your proof of ownership. When you Find it, you would know and it will show. Your attitude and demeanor will change; your prayers will become Praise, your Weeping will become tears of Joy,  what is stressing you will become a Blessing. Today what you are looking for will begin to look for you. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

Romans 10:10,11 & 17 says… 
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who
believes in him will not be put to shame.” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

image

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about
www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

FOREVER IN LOVE

image

#FoodForThought

N.B: SPECIALLY DEDICATED TO THOSE IN LOVE OR SOMEONE THAT HAS GIVEN UP ON LOVE(feel free to share with them)

FOREVER IN LOVE

I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will
fear him. – King Solomon

Everlasting or Forever are words not used as frequently; It’s poetic but prophetic, impactful yet neglectful probably because in a world constrained by time, how do we really measure Forever? It is so hard to wrap our brain around it because so few things in this world last forever so we do not have a strong basis for which to imagine something going on forever. Yet, that is how God describes his love for us. Unending, ongoing, and everlasting…FOREVER. Being loved, regardless of our performance, should be easy for us. We should rejoice in that knowledge but so many of us do not feel as if we can. We have become so conditioned to be let down amid constant heartbreak, that we have great trouble trusting that God will not do the same. We have to believe that His love wraps us in safety. GOD’S LOVE doesn’t let go, or let down. It just sets us free…FOREVER

Psalm 100:5 (NIV) says…
For the LORD is good and his love
endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Jeremiah 31:3 says…
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”

Ephesians 3:17-19 says…
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge— that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

The best relationships are built on a foundation of love and trust. When we believe that we are secure and cherished, we feel stronger and more able to give that love out to the world. That is what God’s faithfully forever love should enable us to do on a grander scale. When we remain rooted in the security of His love, we are enabled to give it out freely to others as You can give without loving but you can’t love without giving. The antidote for every heartbreak is to be anchored on God’s unconditional Love;  that way if man fails, God’s Love Relation-ship will keep you stable and unmoved no matter how deep the ocean of pain or how titanic the iceberg of heartbreak. In the midst of the darkness and storm you will find Peace and a Steadfast assurance of a better day as God’s love shows up for you. TODAY PEOPLE MAY FAIL YOU … BUT GOD WILL SHOW UP FOR YOU. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

Romans 8:31-39 (Message)
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there
anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the
worst sins listed in Scripture: None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable— absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

#enjoyGODtodayANDalways

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about
http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

image

EVEN IF YOU WERE JOSÉ MOURINHO

image

#FoodForThought

One of the most important things I learnt from Bobby Robson is that when you win, you shouldn’t assume you are the team, and when you lose, you shouldn’t think you are rubbish. – José Mourinho 

He needs no introduction as he is a world renowned football(or as Americans call it… Soccer) coach. Hate him or love him, Jose Mourinho is an inspiring, interesting and a person who projects confidence, stability and the icon of success in his relatively short career as a football manager thus far. Every time Mourinho goes into a game, he’s always aiming for the win. Whether he’s playing defensively to frustrate his opponents(parking the bus) or using a coordinated free flowing  reckless abandon style; he’s always there to win. But as with any attempt to achieve success in life, there are bound to be failures along the way and that’s completely normal. Yet no matter where you find yourself in life, to truly become the “happy-one” make sure you acknowledge the “Special-One”… GOD and always direct and deflect the glory to Him.

Daniel 4:30-37 says…
The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty? While the words were still in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: THE kingdom has departed from you, And you shall be driven from among men and your dwelling will be with the living creatures of the field. You will be made to eat grass like the oxen, and seven times [or years] shall pass over you until you have learned and know that the Most High [God] rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will. That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles’ [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds’ [claws]. And at the end of the days [seven years], I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding and the right use of my mind returned to me; and I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him Who lives forever, Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion; and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing. And He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His
hand or say to Him, What are You doing? Now at the same time my reason and understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and splendor
returned to me, and my counselors and my Lords sought me out; I was re-established in my kingdom, and still more greatness [than before]
was added to me.

Acts 12: 21-23 says…
On an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in his royal robes, took his seat upon [his] throne, and addressed an oration to them.
And the assembled people shouted, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man! And at once an angel of the Lord smote him and cut him down, because he did not give God the glory (the preeminence and kingly majesty that belong to Him as the supreme Ruler); and he was eaten by worms and died.

No matter what height you rise to… In your career, work, Business and life in general; Never forget to Acknowledge the supremacy of the Most High. He alone is worthy. Pride comes before a downfall but God gives grace to the humble(Those that know that they are really not that Strong, Good or Special). They realize that it’s not by their power or might; every good and perfect gift comes from God; only the Most High can lift a man and keep him from stumbling. The next time your colleagues, friends or family try to Praise you for being “all together lovely and wonderful”… Make sure you shout… IT’S GOD. Today THE MOST HIGH is lifting you up. Even if everything around you is falling apart… FOR YOU THERE IS A LIFTING IN JESUS NAME. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

Job 22:29 says…
When men are cast down,then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

#enjoyGODtoday&always

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about
http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

image

EXODUS… THE UNCHANGEABLE

#FoodForThought

image

An exodus is a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time for somewhere unfamiliar but which they hope…is better. The present European migrant crisis is a classic example; As families move in droves from Syria et al seeking solace in strange lands…its very easy to start a blame game. Whether you blame it on the Syrian Government, very insane terrorists or even The United Nations for almost being totally negligent… Nothing changes the fact that right now in this world, someone’s legs(and heart) are so sore, some lives are already lost forevermore and we will still experience more display of inhumanity. Life is a constant exodus; Every single day people are constantly moving from one place to the other… Some are born and some must die,  some are crossing seas while some will drown in the same seas,  some are being tormented by plagues while others are transformed by the same plagues. In the midst of life’s  constant movement…There comes a time where you just decide to Cling to the only constant… GOD… THE UNCHANGEABLE.

Exodus 3:13-15 says…
Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His
name?’ What shall I say to them?”
(God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.‘” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you ‘ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations .

Malachi 3:6 says…
“ For I, the LORD, do not change ; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”

Numbers 23:19 (NIV) says…
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

“God’s nature or character is immutable, that is, it has never worsened or bettered – it remains the same. God does not change,
indeed, he cannot change. “God’s immutability defines all his other
attributes: he is immutably wise, he cannot but be merciful, good, and gracious. The same may be said about his knowledge: God does not need to gain knowledge; he knows
all things, eternally and immutably so.” His nature and being are infinite, and so, subject to no mutations. There never was a time when He was not; there never will come a time when He will cease to be. God has neither evolved, grown, nor improved. All that He is today, He has ever been, and ever will be. In this constantly fluctuating world…we get distracted by what is happening to us and around us and forget that God can make things happen for us. Like the Israelites in their world famous exodus… We long for his acts instead of understanding his ways…we often cry for a miracle instead of wanting to know the Oracle. Today, do all you can to get to know God; search the scriptures like a treasure hunter, pray as if there is no tomorrow, give to God’s work, serve in a local Bible Believing Church etc And watch him make you an example of His never changing Goodness, Mercy and Favor. Receive Grace in Jesus Name.

James 1:17 (Amplified Bible) says…
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He
is perfect and never changes].

#enjoyGODtoday&always

Share your own thoughts with us, As you Visit
and Tell Friends&Family about
http://www.foodforthoughtlive.wordpress.com

Send Prayers&;Subscribe for #FoodForThought
via foodforthought1605@gmail.com

Follow on Instagram @foodforthoughtlive

image