But God demonstrates His own love toward us that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah will all be made alive.
-1 Corinthians 15:22 TLV
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art–
thou my best thought by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father, I thy true son;
thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.
Be thou my battle shield, sword for my fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tow’r:
raise thou me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.
High King of heaven, my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’n’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.
-Translated by: Mary E. Byrne
You have given me spiritual gifts for Your Glory and Your Purpose
Help me to grow and strengthen them by Your Holy Spirit and through Your Holy Scriptures
Help me to make a difference in the lives of others through the Power of Your Love ❤️
I bless Your Name Abba Father, King of the Universe
In Jesus Name,
“Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Ruach (Spirit).
There are various kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are various kinds of working, but the same God who works all things in all people.
But to each person is given the manifestation of the Ruach for the benefit of all.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 TLV
Like a shepherd, He tends His flock.
He gathers the lambs in His arms
carries them in his bosom,
and gently guides nursing ewes.”
-Isaiah 40:11 TLV
For I also passed on to you first of all what I also received —
That Messiah (Jesus Christ) died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
that He was buried,
that He was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures,
and that He appeared to Kefa,
then to the Twelve.
Then He appeared to over five hundred
brothers and sisters at one time—
most of them are still alive,
though some have died.
Then He appeared to Jacob,
then all the emissaries
and last of all, as to one untimely born,
He also appeared to me…
– 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 TLV
Proverbs 27:17 states “As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens the countenance of his friend.”
If you’re surrounded by people who encourage you in your Faith & Walk with Jesus, who lift you up not tear you down, push you to be better, hold you accountable, but love you as you are: these are the Proverbs 27:17 friends.
They are the friends we need and need to be in this life, and they are hard to find…
In nature there are three kinds of relationships called Symbiotic Relationships.
1.) Mutual (or Mutualism)
2.) Common (or Commensalism)
3.) Parasitic (or Parasitism)
In a mutual relationship both organisms benefit, such as a bee and a flower. In a Common relationship one benefits and the other isn’t affected at all. A Parasitic relationship is great for one but harmful, and sometimes fatal, for the other.
Which best describes you and your relationships? Think about the closest people in your life right now and reconsider… Are you both building and encouraging one another or is one person really gaining from your relationship and the other, not so much. Are you suffering cruel actions or discouraging words to your detriment and the destruction of your self-esteem, while the other profits in mind, body, and soul?
Jesus tells us,
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness” (Jeremiah 31:2 TLV)
“No one has greater love than this:
that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 TLV)
Jesus loves you so much that He died for you and has granted you everlasting life, love, and mercy.
“A man with many friends may be harmed by them,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 TLV)
Jesus is our best and truest friend, one who sticks closer than a brother, loves us unconditionally, and walks with us everyday of our lives; through the good and bad.
Friends, if Jesus loves you and tells you that you are valuable, that you have unconditional, everlasting, never-ceasing love from the Father, then don’t surround yourself with people who say otherwise.
Jesus said “The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly!” (John 10:10 TLV)
If you are not living life abundantly in your relationships, relationships of a mutual standing, it’s time to let them go.
I like this quote from Booker T. Washington, it says, “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” -Booker T. Washington
And that’s a true statement, it may not be fun being alone, I know, but you are not harmed, hurt, or worse-off all together in bad company. And best of all when you’re in a season of being friendless , that’s when you see God’s love and glory and closeness in your life more than you ever have before. And that is the most beautiful and all-satisfying thing!
The Bible clearly leads us on the path of choosing good friendships saying,
“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” -Proverbs 12:26
“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.”-Proverbs 17:17
I hope this blog encouraged you my friends, to know that you are valuable, loved and worthy of good relationships! I pray that Jesus’s Love and the Truth of His word will fill you and bring you peace and blessings!
Shalom🕊& God Bless you! ☀️
Lord, teach me to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.
I bless Your name Abba Father, King of the Universe
In Jesus name,
“Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.”
-Jacob (James) 1:19 TLV
You keep in perfect peace
one whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in ADONAI forever…
for the LORD ADONAI is a Rock of Ages
-Isaiah 26:3-4 TLV
Blessed be my Lord!
Day by day He bears our burdens-
the God of our salvation! Selah