Irritable Not

Are you known by your temper? Are you irritable, easily provoked and quick to lash out? Do people feel they have to walk on eggshells around you because your anger precedes you?

No one wants to be in the company of someone who is always close to the edge of exploding. Scripture tells us that anger does not produce the righteousness of God (James 1:20). So if you’re constantly giving in to your anger and are easily provoked it’s time to take a second and reassess the situation.

My temper was one of my biggest challenges that I had to overcome. Indeed I prayed about it. And in all honesty I haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m happy to say, that because of God’s word it now takes a lot for me to be pushed over the edge.

I use to take offense to everything, but it’s different now.

I’ve learned to control my anger as well as my tongue. Even when someone bad mouths me or hurts my feelings, I’ve learned not to be so quick to react.

It’s the worst when the one who has wronged you is your family or someone close, but it takes discipline aka the Lord’s training to rise above that and even more training to be able to express your feelings without losing control or being mean.

Let us who call Jesus Lord not be known by our quick temper.

Let us instead be known by our love, our composure and our forgiveness.

A fool gives full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end (Proverbs 29:11).

#patience #love #forgiveness #Jesus #God #Holyspirit #Christian #idefinefatherhood #marriage #family

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He knew us before the womb

If the unknowing were to look at this picture, they would probably think that this was a joyous moment. Whatever This man is signing it must’ve been something good, a victory to say the least.

But when I look at this picture I’m filled with great sadness. I cringe. And it moves me to withdraw to prayer.

Who would’ve thought that the ending of innocent and defenseless life would be greeted with celebration and smiles??

It’s heartbreaking 😔😔

On January 22,2019 the governor of New York signed into state law the Reproductive Health Act. A law that would allow late term abortions up till the moment of birth. It also expanded the scope of who can administer abortions and decriminalized abortions performed late term where the mothers health is not in danger.

So basically a baby can be aborted anytime during pregnancy and can be administered by almost anyone with a health education background without worry of repercussions.

Despite what you may believe or think LIFE as we understand it BEGINS AT CONCEPTION. Period. The word of God tells us that He knew us before the foundation of the world!

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5. This verse was directed towards the prophet Jeremiah but, it stands true for all of us. Do you honestly think that the Lord is surprised by any conception that takes place on this earth??

God has known each and every one of us before we knew ourselves! Isn’t that amazing?!

Don’t try and tell me that life isn’t life just because it is unborn or cannot speak for itself.

This Health Act is not the way. Pray for all those who celebrated it and for all those who will seek to take advantage of it. Pray that God’s love draws them near. Pray that the error is brought to light and that this Health Act is repealed sooner rather then later. #Heknewusbeforethewomb #Jesus #Love #God #Holyspirit #life #idefinefatherhood

Do not despise His training

I don’t know why we have a hard time reconciling a God of love with discipline. As if discipline equates to being unloving. But I say to you… to not discipline is to not love.

“He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.”

Proverbs 13:24 NKJV

I think discipline sounds negative to many people because some disciplinarians are not loving. But God is the source of all love. He doesn’t discipline us to punish us or to be harsh or express angry toward us. He is training us up. Teaching us from right and wrong. Producing in us a morally strong individual.

To despise His training is to despise wisdom and knowledge.

Do not we correct our own children to train them up? To produce in them the righteousness of God?

Many times over the Bible speaks about discipline. Train up your child and in the same breath accept the Lord’s training. It is always to your benefit.

As it concerns our children. Always move in love. Let our discipline have a point. Let us not be harsh to our children or try and break their spirits.

Let us resemble our Father and always discipline in LOVE.

#lovingfather #discipline #love #idefinefatherhood #God #Jesus #Holyspirit #Holyspirit #marriage #parenthood #christian

The Calling

How true is this? Does not your heart and soul long to do what is pleasing to Him? It pulls at our core. Never leaving us. Never Forsaking us, Never forsaking us! His love is beautiful and warm and easy. “My heart is the wick. Your love is the flame. And I want to burn for Your name.” ❤️❤️❤️ always and always forever and ever 🙌🏾 amen. #idefinefatherhood #Jesus #God #holyspirit #love #chasingafterHim #Christian

The Cost

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

Mark 8:35 NKJV.

How many of us wholeheartedly desire to be a disciple of Christ? How many of us are willing to lose some of are closest friends to follow Jesus? How many of us are willing to be alienated from our family for Jesus sake? What about losing our job or a loss of reputation for Christ? Are you willing to surrender everything to follow Jesus?

Make no mistake, following Jesus comes with a cost. It will cause division in your life. Jesus himself tells us ““Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;”

Matthew 10:34-35 NKJV

Do not misinterpret this verse by believing that Jesus is endorsing anger or hatred amongst a family, surely that is not His desire. He’s trying to convey the message that you cannot serve both this world and God, for they are opposite.You must choose. You have to draw a line. And the drawing of a line, similar to a sword will result in division amongst some of our closest relationships.

It isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

Jesus explains it this way “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44 NKJV

“For Joy!” A man was so joyful and excited about what he found that he went and gave up everything just to keep it!

Following Jesus will cost you in this life but all the so-called cost and so-called loses are nothing compared to the gains of having Jesus, the greatest treasure ❤️ #Heisworthy #Jesus #disciple #Love #Christian #God #Holyspirit #idefinefatherhood #marriage

The Immoral Woman

A beautiful scripture… once again the Word of our Lord highlighting and encouraging the romance, the love and sexual intimacy a Husband should have for his Wife and for his wife ALONE.

Blessed is the union of a man and woman who have placed God at the head of their marriage.

This passage by itself would lead you to assume that this chapter is detailing the beauty of marriage, but in actuality this passage is taken from a chapter where a father is instructing his son to steer far away from the immoral woman. The message I am about to speak can definitely be applied to both genders, male and female but for the moment I am speaking directly to the men.

Fellas you know what it’s like to be a man. To be married, to have to provide for your family and love your wife and raise your children. It isn’t easy, but it is truly a blessing.

In a perfect world, every woman you encounter would respect your marriage and not do anything to dishonor your wife or tempt you to dishonor your wife, but this as we know is not a perfect world. There are temptress women in the world whose sole goal is to lure you away from your home.

As scripture tells us “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.” Proverbs 5:3-4 NKJV

There is NO BLESSING to be found in a woman other then your wife. No joy, no peace, no life!

Your wife is a treasure from God. A blessing that He he wants you to enjoy. She is as tasteful as the sweetest fruit and as memorizing as the most beautiful sunrise.

Do not be misled by the immoral woman whose thighs are a poison and whose love is a venus flytrap. Your enteral soul is not her concern. She cares nothing for you. It is a LIE financed by the devil.

Men love your wife and only your wife. There and only there will you find peace, joy and enjoyment and blessing.

#holymarriage #husbandandwife #idefinefatherhood #love #faithful #God #Jesus #Holyspirit #Christian #men

Sexy Time 😉

The good people at “MARRIAGE365” just gave me the best advice I’ve heard all day! I don’t know why we’re brought up to believe that sex is unholy and shameful. Sex is nothing that we should feel ashamed of. God created it to be shared and experienced and enjoyed by ONE MAN and ONE WOMAN, joined together through marriage. It’s ONLY in a marriage that we can experience sex as God intended it to be! So in closing… if you’re married… make love to your spouse today , tonight or this afternoon! God bless all of you! 😉❤️😁😍👌🏾 #marriedlife #love #intimacy #romance #sex #God #Jesus #Holyspirit #christian

The Love Dare

I had all but given up on the Love Dare series. That was until A complete stranger sent me a message on YouTube asking when I was going to start it up again. It’s so easy to get discouraged. To feel that our work in the kingdom isn’t producing results, but I’m reminded that it’s about the ONE. Not about the many but about the One. For the Bible tells us that there is great celebration and joy amongst God’s angels when One sinner repents (Luke 15:10). God is at that helm. He takes our effort and turns it into something beautiful. All He ask is that we start. Just begin and He’ll give the increase. Head over to the self titled YouTube channel and follow the Love Dare. Maybe you’re the One that it is meant for 🙏🏽❤️ #TheOne #Lovedare #Jesus #God #Holyspirit #love #marriage #oneness #husbandandwife #idefinefatherhood

Bright like a Diamond 💎

Jesus is the light of the world! And the moment you said YES! His light came and now dwells with you and in you!

We’re talking about the CREATOR of the universe here! The CREATOR of existence! That’s some type of light!

Why then do we try and conceal it? Afraid of what others might say or think?

We should be known by our light! When we walk into the room the atmosphere should change!

Not because of anything that we’ve done, but because of what HE HAS DONE IN OUR LIVES!

Our change should be evident to all! He did NOT make us new to remain in our old ways! Truly I tell you, you are changed. And do not let the enemy tell you otherwise!

WalK in your NEW IDENTITY IN JESUS!

Walk in the light! And let it shine bright for all to see! 🙏🏽 #bright #lightoftheworld #Jesus #Holyspirit #God #idefinefatherhood #marriage #christian #love