He Left Heaven For You


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Reposted from The Isaiah 53:5 Project

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
– Isaiah 53:5

Jesus Christ left Heaven – for YOU.

He left Heaven and entered a world He knew would hate Him – for YOU.

He endured beatings – for YOU.

He was unimaginably tortured – for YOU.

He suffered – for YOU.

He hung on a cross – for YOU.

He shed his blood – for YOU.

He died – for YOU.

Amazing, isn’t it?

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Who Are You


Reposted from Chukwuka Chijioke Jerri

Jesus my saviorA lady committed a crime and she was sent to court. The punishment for the crime was life imprisonment. She shed tears for help but to no avail. When the case w…as called in court she started weeping. Her husband, family and friends who accompanied her started weeping but there was no hope. But something happened. Before the lady could stand in the witness box a man stood up and the court room was silent. Everyone looked at Him. He was noble and gentle. He stood in the witness box and interceded on behalf of the woman. The case was difficult, yet He used all His strength, energy and resources to fight on behalf of the woman. After a long legal battle between the man and the accusers, the lady was set free. The lady fell before the man and asked ‘WHO ARE YOU?’

The next day the lady deliberately committed another crime and was sent to the same court. As soon as she entered the courtroom, she saw the man who interceded for her the previous day on the judgement seat. He was no longer a lawyer, but a judge. With smiles on her face the lady said ‘I have come again’ The man lifted his head and said ‘yesterday I was a lawyer, so I fought for you, even when you were guilty. But today I am a judge and my judgement must be fair.’ With tears in the ladies eyes she asked for the second time ‘WHO ARE YOU’ and the man replied ‘I AM THE SAVIOUR’.

Today Christ Jesus is our lawyer and redeemer, but a day is coming when He will give a fair judgement to everyone. JESUS IS COMING SOON, SO PREPARE TO MEET HIM. Don’t fail to share this with others, I have done mine by sharing it with you.

The Name Tag


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By The Crusty Old Sailor

How many people at work know that you are a Christian?

How about your non-Christian friends, how many of them know?

Why wouldn’t they know? Why would there be any doubt in their mind? Have they ever asked you about it? How else would they know?

They shouldn’t have to ask. They should be able to tell by your actions, by your demeanor, by the way you treat other people. John 13:35 tells us, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” we are also reminded in James 2:18, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith from my works.”

A small child was sitting in church next to his father and he asked, “Dad, what is a Christian?”

The father replied, “A Christian is a person who loves and obeys God. He loves his friends and neighbors. He even loves his enemies. He prays often, is kind, gentle, and holy, and is more interested in going to heaven than in any riches that can be gathered on earth. That, my son, is a Christian!”

The boy sat quietly for several minutes, then with a puzzled look on his face asked, “Have I ever seen one?”

What would your children say?

You shouldn’t have to wear a name tag declaring that you are a Christian. If you have the Love of Jesus inside of you and you let that love shine through, people will feel the love. People will feel Jesus shining through you. People will not have to ask, “Are you a Christian?”. They will know that you are.

Does the love of Jesus show in your face and actions or do you need to ask Jesus back into you life and give control back to the One Who created you? Ask God today to help you become the person He created you to be. The person who will never have to wear the name tag again.

What’s Gods Will for my Life?


Curated by Dan Polecheck – April 24, 2015

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Reposted from Just Marinating

Original Blog written by Derwin L.Gray

If I had a five-dollar bill for every time I’ve been asked, “What’s God’s will for my life?,” I would be a wealthy man. The frequency with which this question comes up gives insight into just how important it is to many people. They want to know, “Why am I here and what should I be doing?”

When I was in my late 20s, that question, among others, haunted me like a bad dream: “What will I do after my NFL career is over? How will I provide for my young family? Will I be good at what I do? Will my post-NFL career bring me joy? Will what I do really matter and make a difference?”

Perhaps you are asking similar questions about your purpose. Our vocations and jobs are not our purpose; they are a conduit for how our purpose is expressed.

The first and most important question we need to answer is: “Who am I to be in the world?” Another way of saying that is, “What self-identity will determine my function?” A person’s identity determines his or her function in life. Unfortunately, the great majority of humanity focuses on their function instead of their identity. Thus, a lot of people are functioning in life in areas where they do not have ultimate joy because they are trying to establish who they are based on what they do.

Who we are is vastly more important than what we do. And when we know who we are, we will be able to know what we are supposed to do in this world. When our identity is shaped by Jesus, his thoughts, his character, and his actions become ours.

When I think of loving my wife, children, and the Transformation Church family with Jesus’ thoughts, character, and action, the circuits in my heart explode with “Yes, I want that!” Let these identity-defining words forge your heart to reflect the heart of the one who created you for himself:

The Mind of Christ

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:3–5, ESV).

The Character of Christ

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful“ (Col. 3:12–15, NLT).

The Actions of Christ

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father“ (Col. 3:17, NLT).

The Power of Christ

“That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works in me” (Col. 1:29, NLT).

People who are shaped by Jesus live without limits. Understand that to live a limitless life does not mean you will be made famous, but it does mean that Jesus will be famous through your life. And when that happens, joy will fill your soul. We’ve been created to live without limits. Let’s go claim our divine birthright by finding our purpose.

So, what is our purpose?

Let God the Father love you.

That’s your purpose for existing. Does this excite you? Were you looking for something more?

If you were, disappointment and disillusionment with life will cling to you like your skin.

Think about it: America is the richest country in the history of humanity and we are still miserable. Why? Because we’ve found our purpose in not being loved by God the Papa, but by loving the prosperity with which God the Papa has blessed us. And that blessing is now a curse, because the blessing was not designed to give us purpose. Rather our purpose is found in the one who blessed us.

True joy is found in living in our purpose, and our purpose is to let God love us. Then and only then will we know our individual path in life. As David proclaimed, “You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; in your right hand are eternal pleasures” (Ps. 16:11, HSCB).

Marinate on that.