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Walking with my Limp

Anyone who knows me would probably know how much I love music, or more appropriately put, Christian Contemporary Music. I also have a couple of gospel musicians that I listen to and one of them is Jonathan McReynolds.
So, there is this song that J. McReynolds sang titled ‘Limp, and it’s a song with some thought provoking lyrics. I’d like to share the message I’ve gotten from the song.

Below are extracts from the lyrics:
 _”The devil thought this injury would make me stop and take defeat, but I know Jesus walks with me. So, I’ll just keep on walking with my limp”_ 
The song is tailored for Christians (it is a gospel song after all) and the message is that, there are times, as Christians, when we may err against God’s will and then have to face a repercussion for a sin that we committed (the repercussion is the injury being described in the lyrics above).


In these kinds of circumstances, the enemy can try to harden our hearts against repentance or he might even make us feel that we are beyond repentance (he wants us to take defeat). Instead of accepting his lies, McReynolds sings that he will walk with his limp (the limp is the consequence of an injury); because, according to him, Jesus walks with him to help him heal. 


Why am I writing this? I don’t want anyone who reads this post to fall into the trap of believing the lies of the enemy and take defeat of past sinful actions.
How do I know that the enemy is lying? The devil’s language is to tell lies. Jesus said this. In fact, Jesus called him “the father of lies”. If the devil is not lying; then he is probably being deceitful with God’s word like he did to Jesus in the wilderness where Jesus was tempted.


Also the devil’s words do not correspond with God’s truth as found in God’s word; therefore, he is a liar. God’s word is truth and it has been tested and trusted. And God’s word says that God does not want any man to perish. It also says that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It does not say that we are beyond repentance. 


Peradventure there is a reader of this post that has fallen into a sin, and thus has to pay the consequences for one’s actions, please don’t be tempted to take defeat, I encourage you to accept the truth of God’s word and come to Jesus for healing. If it helps, talk to a Christian or a spiritual leader about it. Yes, there may be for your but walking with Jesus will make your healing process more bearable.
Walk with your limp, and watch as you’re healed in the process.

Tomi Kayode.

Here’s an invite to be part of the feast Jesus has prepared for you, you will only partake of it by being washed in His precious blood that was shed for you. Today choose Jesus!

We’d love to pray with you so kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com or call directly +2348102953252.

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NURTURE

A child is born, joy fills the atmosphere, congratulatory messages from all and sundry. The moment a child is born another season of STRETCH and work starts, the mother probably has to wake up all night nursing her child, you can easily see the eye bags, she is either washing the baby’s clothes, changing his diapers, rocking him to sleep and lots more. In between, she probably might catch a little sleep say 3 hours or thereabout before her baby wakes up.

All of this that the mother does is targeted at one thing GROWTH which is why the process of nurturing can not be undermined. If the Mother of the baby decides she is not going to do all of these, she would just watch the baby die.

I feel the Lord liken this to every vision, every assignment He has given us. I feel Him say its not enough to know or see that which I have handed to you, it’s important you NURTURE.

…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3. I feel like the Lord was telling Habakkuk to NURTURE what he saw because He knew it’d tarry which is definitely part of the process and He knew it is very possible to get discouraged while nurturing.

While a mother nurtures her child, there are times the child will annoy her but will she because the child annoyed her, stop feeding or taking care of the child? Definitely No

Many of us have been in the web of discouragement when it feels to us as though what the Lord asked us to do is not “growing” or “not moving”, some have backed out of it (Stopped feeding the vision), some have grown weary to the extent losing their joy completely on it, it feels like we are doing the will of the Father mechanically because their hearts are so not in it.

The Lord calls us to one thing and that is to NURTURE, it is never going to be easy, you’d be hurt at different times, you’d be tired, you’d feel like giving up but you must keep your eyes on the prize.

No vision speaks at the beginning but at the end because it is truly for an appointed time. Just as a child doesn’t just grow up in a day or a week or a month so also it is for every assignment the Lord has placed in our hands as believers.

Friends! Nurture the Vision God has given you, feed on the word, stay more in prayer, receive instructions from the Lord per time, run with it, submit yourself to mentorship, attend conferences that will grow you in that area because as the vision grows you must grow alongside it.

Stay encouraged Dear friends for the One who has called you is dependable.

We pray for everyone reading this who is at the verge of giving up, the Lord infuses strength in your inner man, we ask that the light of God breaks forth in your spirit causing you to press deep into what the Lord has said concerning you. Amen!

Here’s an invite to be part of the feast Jesus has prepared for you, you will only partake of it by being washed in His precious blood that was shed for you. Today choose Jesus!

We’d love to pray with you so kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com or call directly +2348102953252.

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Lessons from the Yeast.

Yeast in comparison to flour that is to be used for a snack is small but is instrumental in making sure the dough rises. This is the kind of influence that alot of us wield when we stay in intercession, when we stay doing what God wants us to do even though unnoticed. (Matthew 13:33)
Your influence is seen by the Father who sees in secret, the one who sees the intent of every man’s heart. (Matthew 6:6)

Mama Anna lost her husband 7 years after she got married, it was such pain losing him but it drove her into intercession. She was in the temple day and night, praying and fasting for eighty-four years. (Luke 2:36-38)

Whenever I think of this woman, I’m always amazed, she was there through the pain doing just one thing interceding for God’s promise of salvation to come to the nations, I imagine her saying to God ‘Lord speed up that which you have promised, we want to see the salvation that you have promised Israel, Come Lord we want You’.
There was nothing ‘dramatic’ about her life, she wasn’t in the face of people but always before the face of the Father. I mean this is so powerful because her prayers were shaking stuffs, realigning things and speeding up that which God had promised.
To the natural mind, she was wasting time but to God she was redeeming time, she was influencing alot in the realm of the Spirit.
This woman was like the yeast, she was rising in the wait for God’s promise of salvation, her life was loud before God.

Whenever you feel like the work that the Lord has called you to do carries no weight in the eyes of men or it’s even being said to your face, continue doing it in love to the glory of God.
Don’t stop pleasing Him because Your life is loud before Him
.

We pray this encourages you!
God bless you!💕

Here’s an invite to be part of the feast Jesus has prepared for you, you will only partake of it by being washed in His precious blood that was shed for you. Today choose Jesus!

We’d love to pray with you so kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com or call directly +2348102953252.

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Nurture

A child is born, joy fills the atmosphere, congratulatory messages from all and sundry. The moment a child is born another season of STRETCH and work starts, the mother probably has to wake up all night nursing her child, you can easily see the eye bags, she is either washing the baby’s clothes, changing his diapers, rocking him to sleep and lots more. In between, she probably might catch a little sleep say 3 hours or thereabout before her baby wakes up.

All of this that the mother does is targeted at one thing GROWTH which is why the process of nurturing can not be undermined. If the Mother of the baby decides she is not going to do all of these, she would just watch the baby die.

I feel the Lord liken this to every vision, every assignment He has given us. I feel Him say its not enough to know or see that which I have handed to you, it’s important you NURTURE.

…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3. I feel like the Lord was telling Habakkuk to NURTURE what he saw because He knew it’d tarry which is definitely part of the process and He knew it is very possible to get discouraged while nurturing.

While a mother nurtures her child, there are times the child will annoy her but will she because the child annoyed her, stop feeding or taking care of the child? Definitely No

Many of us have been in the web of discouragement when it feels to us as though what the Lord asked us to do is not “growing” or “not moving”, some have backed out of it (Stopped feeding the vision), some have grown weary to the extent losing their joy completely on it, it feels like we are doing the will of the Father mechanically because their hearts are so not in it.

The Lord calls us to one thing and that is to NURTURE, it is never going to be easy, you’d be hurt at different times, you’d be tired, you’d feel like giving up but you must keep your eyes on the prize.

No vision speaks at the beginning but at the end because it is truly for an appointed time. Just as a child doesn’t just grow up in a day or a week or a month so also it is for every assignment the Lord has placed in our hands as believers.

Friends! Nurture the Vision God has given you, feed on the word, stay more in prayer, receive instructions from the Lord per time, run with it, submit yourself to mentorship, attend conferences that will grow you in that area because as the vision grows you must grow alongside it.

Stay encouraged Dear friends for the One who has called you is dependable.

We pray for everyone reading this who is at the verge of giving up, the Lord infuses strength in your inner man, we ask that the light of God breaks forth in your spirit causing you to press deep into what the Lord has said concerning you. Amen!

You can not enjoy fellowship with Jesus if you don’t know Him and you can’t fulfill your destiny if you do not know HIM. We welcome you to turn unto Jesus because He alone saves, He died for your sins to make you whole and complete Him. Accept Him today.

Kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com so we can agree in prayer with you.

Jesus LOVES you

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Overlooked?

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Galatians 6:9 (The Message)

It is easy to allow offense or grow bitter when a good deed is overlooked, it is easy to make permanent verdict to never do good just because it went unnoticed or overlooked the last time we did. Thank God for Jesus who calls us to do whatever we do as unto Him and not unto man. Matthew 6:2-4

Here is a story of Mordecai who by reason of staying at the gate heard of the coup that was being plotted to assassinate the king, he then decides to let his niece Esther know of the coup that was plotted and BOOM! the king was saved from eating a meal that would have cost him his life.

However, it feels like no accolade or even party was thrown in honour of Mordecai, everyone kept talking about how the king would have died but never mentioned the person who saved his life. Maybe Mordecai was hurt, maybe he was never hurt, maybe he just believed he did it for God, maybe something else was on His mind… Esther 2:21-23

Fast forward to later in life, the chronicles was visited by the same king because God nudged His heart and wouldn’t allow him rest until he honoured Mordecai. Esther 6

It only tells us that what is most times overlooked by men is not overlooked by God which is why Galatians 6:9 tells us not to be weary in well doing for in due season we’d reap if we do not faint.

We hope this encourages a number of us who feel overlooked or feel every good deed we have done overlooked, God keeps records and everything we do must be from a heart that yearns to please Him and not from a heart that yearns to please men.

The Lord keep your heart and may you do things to please Him alone.

You can not enjoy fellowship with Jesus if you don’t know Him and you can’t fulfill your destiny if you do not know HIM. We welcome you to turn unto Jesus because He alone saves, He died for your sins to make you whole and complete Him. Accept Him today.

Kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com so we can agree in prayer with you.

Jesus LOVES you