Rejection

Anyone can suffer from rejection:

Rejection is a terrible word, but one with which most of us are familiar. At one time or the other, each of us has experienced rejection – times when, for no apparent reason,another person turned against us or made some thoughtless comment.

Some people think that rejection is worse when it comes from someone you know, trust, and love, but sometimes it can hurt deeply when it is from people you are meeting for the first time.

Believe it or not, rejection can occur in the womb from fathers and/or mothers who do not want the baby. We can be rejected by our spouse, children, parents, friends, siblings, or bosses. WE can be rejected by people who hardly know us. Rejection, whether by a loved one or stranger, is terrible because it means we have been snubbed in the worst possible way by a person or persons from whom we expected sympathy, friendship, or help.

When others tell us with their words or actions that we are not worth their time, it hurts, sometimes very, very deeply causing internal wounds. God has given us an in-built desire to feel recognized, valued, and accepted for who we are. When this need is not met, it can result in us feeling rejected or rejecting other, ourselves, God and people who genuinely love and care about us.

God wants us to understand we have value and worth. God never intended for us to struggle with feelings of low self-esteem or rejection. Instead, He wants us to understand that we have value and worth, not because of who we are, but because  of who is in us. Jesus Christ.

  1. Let the Holy Spirit help you identify how or where you have been wounded by rejection.
  2. Forgive the people who have hurt or harmed you
  3. Lay down the destructive fruits of rejection such as resentment, bitterness, hatred, rebellion and a vengeful spirit.
  4. Embrace the truth that God has accepted you in Christ
  5. Accept yourself.

 

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Painted Walls – A Minister’s Sin “Revealed”

A Minister's Sin "Revealed"

A Minister’s Sin “Revealed”

Enjoy this short excerpt from my book titled, “Painted Walls.” In life we are held captive by the opinions, and actions of others. I found myself in a place that was lifeless, yet alive with laughter, and excitement at the same time. The person I once was, no longer existed. The constant notion of being scrutinized by other people’s views have dissipated, and have been officially removed from the surface. Mind, Body, and Soul… I was able to visualize color, bright colors, no more darkness on the painted walls. The white walls of darkness, now restored… The time has come, and we are now detached from the evil hand of death, and darkness, but life.” Life isn’t about finding you, but creating the you! 1 Peter 2:16 “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” Whatever you do, do it for the Glory of God… Not everyone will understand, your “Painted Walls” ~Janeide!

Let the weak say “I AM STRONG”

“Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am (strong) a warrior.” Joel 3:10

How could mankind be at war with the Almighty Himself, but this is what it had turned into, a war between the Almighty and his enemies. they had provoked the King of kings that He will accept an excuse from anyone to be too weak to fight or too busy with the tendering office farm to fight. Farmers are to beat their plow sheds into swords and their pruning hooks into spears and all weak and sick are to jump into the war. if they have ignored the peace they enjoyed and have gone beyond the boundaries god himself had allowed through hem as a punishment for his people’s sins and provoked Him to the point of war, then they all should be prepared to fight too.

Unlike the enemies of Israel, let us not take vengeance to be on our hands for we may not know to what extent we may have also wronged God so as to incur His wrath. For indeed, “we now him who said.”vengeance is mine; I will repay.” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. “It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of God.” Hebrew 10:30-31.

However, if we are on Hissed and submit to Him to fight our battles and render vengeance for us, then we can say, even though we might be weak, that “I am strong.” Paul said, God “said to me, “My grace is sufficient for your for my power is made perfect in my weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. for the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For whenI am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Let this be our position so we can say always “I am strong”

Let us yield to you Oh’ Lord, and not take vengeance into our own hands when people wrong us. Thank you Lord for my weakness, it allows me to affirm “I am strong” Amen

Daily Devotion – Holy Spirit

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

“That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit…and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him…Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 1:20; 3:16; and 4:1)”
We gain great insight into the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives by considering the work of the Spirit in the life of Jesus. From the very beginning of Jesus’ history upon earth as Emmanuel, God with us, the Holy Spirit was involved. When Joseph was troubled over Mary’s pregnancy, an angel comforted him by announcing: “That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus’ conception was not of man, but of the Spirit.

When Jesus was identifying Himself with sinful humanity through His baptism by John, the Holy Spirit was again at work. “And He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.” Here, as Jesus was presenting Himself for the commencing of His public ministry as Messiah, the Spirit of God came upon Him for authentication and empowering. The Son of God came to earth as a servant, laying aside the independent exercise of His inherent deity. Jesus “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). He would serve in dependence upon the Spirit. Jesus’ ministry would not be of man (even the perfect Man), but of God.

When Jesus went forth from His baptism to fulfill His calling, the Spirit was still fully engaged in His life. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Although Jesus never ceased to be God, the Son, He would not lead Himself about through reliance upon His divine omniscience (His perfect and complete knowledge). His guidance would not be of man, but of God.

These three glimpses into the work of the Spirit in Jesus’ life have implications for us. First, the Holy Spirit had to be working for Jesus to be birthed here on earth. The same Spirit of God had to work for us to be born into the family of God. “Unless one is born of…the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Second, the Holy Spirit was active in the ministry of Jesus as Messiah. The Spirit must be the one who brings us spiritual validation and power in our service of God: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6). Third, Jesus looked to the Spirit to lead and guide Him through life. We also need that same work of the Spirit. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
“O Shepherd of my soul, please lead me in this Christlike path. Thank You for bringing me new birth by Your Spirit. O, Lord, would You now empower my life for service unto You. And would You lead me by Your Spirit day by day. I admit my total need for such works of the Holy Spirit in my life. Please work in fullness, in Your name, I pray, Amen.”

Devotion – Holy Spirit

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

“That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit…and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him…Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 1:20; 3:16; and 4:1)”
We gain great insight into the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives by considering the work of the Spirit in the life of Jesus. From the very beginning of Jesus’ history upon earth as Emmanuel, God with us, the Holy Spirit was involved. When Joseph was troubled over Mary’s pregnancy, an angel comforted him by announcing: “That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus’ conception was not of man, but of the Spirit.

When Jesus was identifying Himself with sinful humanity through His baptism by John, the Holy Spirit was again at work. “And He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.” Here, as Jesus was presenting Himself for the commencing of His public ministry as Messiah, the Spirit of God came upon Him for authentication and empowering. The Son of God came to earth as a servant, laying aside the independent exercise of His inherent deity. Jesus “made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). He would serve in dependence upon the Spirit. Jesus’ ministry would not be of man (even the perfect Man), but of God.

When Jesus went forth from His baptism to fulfill His calling, the Spirit was still fully engaged in His life. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Although Jesus never ceased to be God, the Son, He would not lead Himself about through reliance upon His divine omniscience (His perfect and complete knowledge). His guidance would not be of man, but of God.

These three glimpses into the work of the Spirit in Jesus’ life have implications for us. First, the Holy Spirit had to be working for Jesus to be birthed here on earth. The same Spirit of God had to work for us to be born into the family of God. “Unless one is born of…the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Second, the Holy Spirit was active in the ministry of Jesus as Messiah. The Spirit must be the one who brings us spiritual validation and power in our service of God: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6). Third, Jesus looked to the Spirit to lead and guide Him through life. We also need that same work of the Spirit. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Romans 8:14).
“O Shepherd of my soul, please lead me in this Christlike path. Thank You for bringing me new birth by Your Spirit. O, Lord, would You now empower my life for service unto You. And would You lead me by Your Spirit day by day. I admit my total need for such works of the Holy Spirit in my life. Please work in fullness, in Your name, I pray, Amen.”

God (hand in hand)

“I know not if the dark or bright
shall be my lot;
If that wherein my hopes delight
Be best, or not.

It may be mine to drag for years
Toils heavy chain;
Or day and night my meat be tears,
On bed of pain.

Dear faces may surround my heart
With smiles and glee,
Or I may dwell alone, and mirth
Be strange to me.

My bark is wafted to the strand
By breath divine;
And on the helm there rests a hand
Other than mine.

One who has known in storms to sail
I have on board;
Above the raving of the gale
I hear my Lord.

He holds me when the billows smile;
I shall not fall.
If sharp, ’tis short; if long ’tis light;
He tempers all.

Safe to the land, safe to the land,
The end is this;
And then with Him go hand in hand
Far into bliss.”

I believe God… He’s with me hand in hand…

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