Agape Love vs. Romantic Love


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The essence of agape love is self-sacrifice. It is not romantic or sexual love, close friendships or brotherly love.

Agape love can’t be phathomed by most, because it’s a love so infinite and deep, as well as of God, Who is love, no human is capable of comprehending it’s wonder.

Agape love can be described as unique, and clearly distinguished by its very nucleus, which is made up of cells of God’s love. At it’s core is God, Who is love.

Most people don’t have a clue about the true essence of Agape love. They can’t explain or process it. Simply put, the subject of Agape love is too deep and complicated for the average person, religious or not, to truly digest or present; especially those already struggling to express love to eachother the normal way.

Really, how can somebody who hasn’t spoken to somebody in years, months or days, out of anger; or whose envious or jealous of someone, honestly and convincingly speak about the essence of Agape love?

God doesn’t just love those who love Him, He loves all of the Father’s creations, even those who don’t love Him. That’s no easy task.

“Yes, God is love.” Agape Love.

Unlike man, everything God does He does out of love. And He loves the mean-spirited, the selfish, the poor, the rich and the unpopular. That’s Agape love, which only exists in God.

Dying for people who don’t even like or acknowledge you takes a more than a lot of love. It takes a love unlike any man has or will ever be capable of, Agape love!” Jesus Christ refused to treat us as our sins deserved, thats Agape love. He loves us no matter how hard we resist. Agape love. “He died for our sins, for heaven’s sake!” That’s Agape love at it’s best.

Who among us would send our only child, to die an excruciating death, for the sole purpose of saving a bunch of unappreciative sinners? The targets of God’s agape love never do anything to merit or entitle themselves to His love. In essence we are undeserving recipients, upon whom He lavishes His magnificent love. I don’t know about you, but I’m forever in his debt.

Agape Love is something you and I are incapable of! Thank You Jesus, for loving me unconditionally.

Minister Neecy

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What Did President Obama Say About Modern-Day Christianity That Wasn’t True?


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So-called Right-wing and the like are all up in arms about President Obama comparing Modern-Day Christianity to some Islamic dirty deeds. If the comparison is so absurb, it should be easy to explain why the president’s views are outrageous. Surely it can’t be just because he’s a Black man, audacious enough to speak his mind???

Granted, he is still the most persecuted president on earth, but this is a bit much.

What does insulting Christianity mean anyway? What Christians should be worried about is insulting God, by not being truthful about the state of modern-day Christianity, and the Sins of the fathers.

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At the end of the day it’s clear President Obama is not totally off base, but some people don’t want to deal with ugly truth, even those who profess to be Christians.

Christians are continuing a plight of creating an ugly unGodly legacy, as we speak. Trying to persecute President Obama for the ‘umpteenth’ time is not gonna negate the truth of this matter or the president’s reasons for making the comparison he made. What did President Obama say during his speech that simply wasn’t true, under any circumstances.

It doesn’t matter whether you like President Obama or not, truth is truth and there is always evidence readily available to support truth. No evidence or proof, then have at him!

For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold. 2 Timothy 4:3

Minister Neecy

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When You Think It’s Alright It May Be All Wrong


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Houston- Priest’s son killed his father , mother and 5- year-old sibling. What went wrong? Neither parent knew this 19 year-old was so tormented within?

When you think you’re doing everything right, something could still be going wrong. Only God has every answer to this complex life. That’s why we must go to him in prayer every day, about everything, especially our children, who Satan has waged war against. “When you think it’s alright it could be all wrong.”

Before bad things happen God gives believers warning signs and a spirit of discernment. It behooves us to be still sometimes, so we can see the sign coming. Be more concerned about what you don’t see than the obvious.

“They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:53

Minister Neecy

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7 Steps To Get Right With God Today


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But the eyes of the wicked shall look [for relief] in vain, and they shall not escape [the justice of God]; and their hope shall be to give up the ghost.
Job 11:20

“Getting right with God is a process, but it’s not complicated!”  There are only 5 crucial steps needed to get the ball rolling; the rest will fall into place as you begin to intentionally seek Jesus and willingly walk with Him.

Unlike any other major transformations or epiphanies in life, you can actually  get right with God immediately, even on a death bed, where many do just that.

All you have to do is:

1. Fall down on your knees, if you can. If you can’t, sit or lay. Ask God to give you a clean heart, so you can serve Him.

2. Confess your sins.

3. Ask God for forgiveness.

4. REPENT and intentionally seek God’s Face,

5. Ask the Lord to teach you how to pray.

6. Desire in your heart, desire to walk with Jesus and that He walk with you, every where you go, every where you be, for as long as you live, without ceasing.

7. Refuse to revisit your past, God put it behind you for a reason. He wants you to live in the present, as a new creature in Christ. You should also believe your future consists of untold wonderful blessings. Taking these 7 steps will get you off on a powerful rewarding  journey. Do it today, tomorrow is not promised to you.

Even when you take these steps, you will still experience joy and pain.
Also, expect, that there will be times when they are one and the same. Additionally, as sure as you breathe, you will endure turbulence, difficult tests and tribulation, along with the pain. No living person is immune, not even Jesus.

So how do you prepare for such things?

Only through Christ can one prepare, which is done through supplication and prayer. This is how mortal man and woman are able to navigate through this wicked cold, cold world.

In the Book of Job we learn how to be spiritually successful overcoming trials and tribulation. Job also shows us we are often stronger than we think, when we depend on God’s power and not our own.

Minister Neecy

“The bible says:”

“If you set your heart aright and stretch out your hands to [God],

If you put sin out of your hand and far away from you and let not evil dwell in your tents;

Then can you lift up your face to Him without stain, you shall be steadfast and secure; you shall not fear.”

Job 11: 13-15

Minister Neecy

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FAITH


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Good morning everyone.

God has blessed us to see another day. I’m so glad He’s the center of my joy. As the song says “all that’s good and perfect comes from Him.”

I have faith God will provide, comfort and guide me in the right direction concerning everything I do, say or feel. My faith keeps me grounded.

Without faith my life would be like a slow-motion nightmare, where I lived in constant fear of never rising to the occasion. But because I serve and believe in a Mighty God, today, that is not the case. Hallelujah!

There are two kinds of faith; saving faith and spiritual faith, which is a special gift of the Holy Spirit. Let’s talk a little about the gift of special faith. God gave the gift of special faith to some, but not all. People with this gift have a stronger faith than the average believer. They have a “let go of the steering wheel and not be afraid of crashing kinda faith.”

In essence, those who have it are not afraid to let go and let God, because they expect, in absence of proof, and beyond a shadow of doubt, God will deliver in the end.

Needless to say, you  must have a strong relationship with God to be blessed with the gift of Faith. Faith requires pure trust.

Having the gift if faith is something money can’t buy, you can’t earn it and nobody deserves it. It’s like seeing yourself in the future, and allowing that unsupported vision to cause you to believe, you’re gonna make it there in spite of, having no apparent odds of any kind to compare or measure too.

Basically, the gift of faith compels you to believe with all your heart, God will bring you to wherever it is you need to be. Thank You Lord for giving me the Gift of faith.

Minister Neecy

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TRUST


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Thank God It’s Friday. Let’s get this party started.

“They cried to You and were delivered; they trusted in, leaned on, and confidently relied on You, and were not ashamed or confounded or disappointed.” Psalm 22:5*

Trust is a funny thing. You trust a person until or if they give you a reason not to trust. “

However, if you want to receive your blessings and deliverance from those who can’t be trusted, “trust God always!”

Have a blessed day.

Minister Neecy

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This Lost Sheep Was Once You


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Whenever you’re tempted to turn away from somebody struggling to change their life, don’t!

Never forget where God brought you from or that you once faced the same spiritual challenges. Yep, this lost sheep was once you.

You have not crossed this person’s path by accident. God has a plan and purpose for placing you in the presence of someone whose lost their way.

Your faith in God is their hope and guiding light. You can’t turn it off because you don’t like what you see. If Jesus Christ thought that way all of us would still be in the dark.

Be blessed and be a blessing to somebody else, every chance you get.

Minister Neecy

 

 

NO FAITH NO FAVOR


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My eyes will never be capable of envisioning everything God has in-store for me. But, when I woke up and looked around this morning, I couldn’t help but notice how many times He had already favored me.

Favor is when you end up in an unwelcome situation, where having faith in God is the only way the Father will bring you out.

All of us have been there done that, more than once in our lifetime.

At any rate, God’s favor should never be taken for granted. It is more valuable than gold, as are the days He makes to show us how His favor works. Even when we error in our ways, we only need to humble ourselves, repent, ask for forgiveness and finally; have faith God will show us favor.

So if things don’t appear to be going too good right about now; remember what the bible says.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13

Trust in the Lord, as in have faith He will bring you through. Then and only then you’ll see the favor reserved just for you.

If you’re reading this, you should begin thanking God right now, for favoring you one more time!

Minister Neecy

You Can’t Find Love Where Love Don’t Exist


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“What speaks to me today.”

God is the only One who can crack a Hardened Heart!

If it feels like you’ve waited all your life for a particular someone to forgive you, love you, or accept you: be ready to take that unfulfilled desire to the grave, unless of course that someone finds Jesus!

When a person acts or behaves a certain way for so long, undeterred, his or her ways begin to feel normal.

One of the most difficult realizations in life is to learn that some people in this world are plain evil, mean or just downright hateful. Having a hard heart is such a heavy burden to bear, for both the loving person and the hateful one. It’s a double whammy when they are blood relatives.

Many years ago, I was having a conversation with my late aunt, Nannie. I shared my frustration about an older co-worker who would never say “good morning back to me when I spoke to her.” I expressed just how mean she was and that I had decided I was just gonna stop saying good morning to her.

Nannie said; don’t let her cause you to be mean and hateful like her. She also said, the woman didn’t get like that over night, so you won’t change her overnight. She added, “usually, when you see a mean and hateful older person, you’re looking at a once mean and hateful young person.”

My aunt said, they don’t get any sweeter over time.”I’ve found that to be true.”Unkind people,nwell they perfect their skills over time!

“Basically, you will never find love, where love don’t exist!”

However, we can always put some there, by giving some. But it’s important to remember love is not allowing somebody to mistreat you emotionally or physically. Sometimes you have to Love from afar. Never ever give anybody permission to hate on you, by giving them your heart, unless you want it broken.

Minister Neecy

Pause Now And Calmly Think of That


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Selah is a word used often in the bible. It means [pause, and calmly think of that]!

In other words, be still. Slow your road, before you hit something. Calm down so God can show you how to rise above your circumstances.  Selah!

A sign of things being out of control is a feeling of having lost control. In essence,  during these times in life, it seems like everything you touch turns to crap. “God can help you get back on track. Selah!

Pause now, and calmly think of that.

Again, think before you speak. Consider the source always. Will the words you speak be coming from a good place?

Words are powerful. In fact, certain words have the propensity to render one powerless. Therefore, God warns us to choose them carefully. What words are on your tongue now, are they sweeter than honey or bitter as turpentine?

Whose about to taste what you can’t wait to spit?

Pull em’ back if you wouldn’t say them to Jesus, under any circumstance. It’s okay! Ask God to give you the right and righteous words to say. Amen

Minister Neecy

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