Monday, November 30, 2015

Epic Quotes 2015 (Part 1 of 33)

Every divinely inspired insight and truth from God made known to me that I recorded down was just another step leading me into the glorious future He has for me, and with each letter typed and word recorded down, closer I came to the point of a new year. God is faithful. Below are all those quotes recorded down for the year of 2015 and they are indeed epic! Thank you Lord! I pray, you will read through all of them, be lead to pray to God because of many of them and will come to know Him more and my joy that is Jesus Christ the Lord. YOU ARE LOVED. With that, I now invite you Into My HEART that pens down faithfully and accurately all that the Almighty speaks to me.

1. “Those things that are important to you are certainly important, unless they are in direct conflict with your relationship, engagement or marriage. Redirect your priorities and keep an open and honest line of communication so what is important will equally be important to the both of you.” 1/8/15 (Relationships)
 2. “Christianity for all intensive purposes was never meant to be a cause, a movement or a gathering at a church building. It was always a homecoming—a people being called back to their God and Creator.” 1/11/15
3. “The life and death of Jesus was the most aromatic expression of God’s love and mans’ obedience ever known. When the body of Jesus was broken and His blood was poured out, the perfume of such a sacrifice rose up to heaven, and the aroma that pleased God has never descended back down, evaporated or disappeared. The aromatic fragrance that Jesus left behind is inescapable!” 1/11/15
Mark 14:1-9 reveals so much concerning the thoughts and intents of man, however, it equally reveals the thoughts and intents of God through how Jesus responded to what this woman did. As I read about this woman’s actions it became clear to me that her actions weren’t mere actions but an expression; a response towards what Jesus meant to her.

In boxing there is a term called undisputed. Meaning no one has been able to defeat you. As I was speaking to the Lord about being broken and poured out, from the thought of the woman who broke the alabaster jar or expensive perfume and poured it over His head (Mark 14:1-9), this glorious truth came from it.

Perfumes can be very pungent. We all like different aromas and what is strong to one is perfect for another. We, just like perfumes are unique. Our lives are unique. Our struggles are unique. What calls us to Jesus will also be unique. When we become broken and poured out before Jesus, others may not like it or accept it and may flat out reject it. However, before the eyes of God, Jesus will accept it, never reject it and our perfume that is poured out before God through Christ will rise up like the most wonderful aroma in which God will delight in it.

4. “In life we can very well view our own lives and bodies as having no worth at all, yet before the eyes of God, He knows our worth and the thoughts and intents of our heart.” 1/11/15

We may consider our material possessions to have more worth than that of our very lives and yet, if utilized in a proper way, that material thing can prove how priceless your life really is! Jesus’ response to how the people reacted to this woman’s expression of love towards Jesus was remarkable and yet, if not for Him showing me it now, I would’ve missed out on the blessing. Jesus responded: “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me?  You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always have me. [She has done what she could] and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.” (Mark 14:6-9 NLT).

Now they’re many points of interest in the above verses but it is the very discrete ‘she has done what she could’ that has captured my attention. [Jesus isn’t concerned with what the next man or woman is doing in response to who He is and what He has done for them when it concerns you. He is concerned with what you will do.] So, as I took this amazing revelation in, I am overjoyed to know that Jesus is looking at me, and His concern is not in how others will react to what I do in response to Him, but [how I will respond to Him.]

This is the simple and direct point I rejoice in yet we all can struggle with. Jesus doesn’t call a group or an entire family to Him nor saves them based on the merits of the collective group. He personally and intimately calls every individual to Him, and He equally died for every person individually. Jesus is so intentional with His call and His act of love towards us, no one could ever think they are insignificant to Him.

We all have worth in God’s eyes. We are all called by Him to come to Him. Jesus calls out to us. We have opportunity to do what we can in response to His calling. We will most certainly have our critics, but let us rejoice in this—[Jesus isn‘t persuaded or swayed by those critics and neither should we.]

Our response to Jesus, and our giving of what is of great value or worth in our eyes, in our minds, in our hearts, with our bodies, if expressed genuinely to Jesus, will be accepted by Him.
This woman gave to Jesus what was of highest value to her at that point. A jar of expensive perfume. It was her offering and sacrifice to the Lord that she considered to be great and valuable, [yet not to great in value to be withheld from Him.] This is why Jesus responded to her critics and she didn’t have to. He took up the cause to speak on her behalf, because she did something amazing. She responded to Jesus with all that she had when others merely reacted to Him for what He could give them.

This is why the Lord was right and His Word has been fulfilled. Over 2000 years later and thousands of miles away from where this incident took place, I am recalling it and speaking of it with you. Praise the Lord!

“I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.” (Mark 14:9 NLT)

5. “God’s Law shows us that we’re sinners, however, God’s grace forgives us even though we are sinners.” 1/12/15

6. “I can still say Jesus is everything a person needs. However, I will add this as well. God certainly wants us to love Him with all we are and to be devoted to Him in which reveals the true measure of a man and the summation of his life, and though this is certainly true, God also made marriage and brought that covenant relationship between a man and woman to experience a bit of the Divine in the human exchange.”

So I rejoice and continue to pray for this exchange to become my truth. With my beloved and I. Lord make it so. Amen.

7. “There’s an endless barrage of things that are competing for our attention in this day and age and it will take a genuine commitment that we must nurture on a daily basis in order to see, hear and know the truth.” 2/9/15 (John 8:31-32 inspires)

8. “You could never be empowered unless someone empowers you. The Lord Jesus has done this very thing and continues to do so.” 2/14/15

9. “When all else fails and everyone has turned away, One shall faithfully remain—this is Jesus!” 2/14/15 (out of anger, resentment and bitterness trying to creep up into my heart, the Lord’s grace and mercy overshadows me and this truth is inspired. Praise the Lord forever! Amen.)

10. “I have failed people and people have failed me. However, Jesus will never fail us. His consistency never fails to amaze! There’s nothing like the faithfulness of Jesus.” 2/14/15

Lord, in showing me this, I thank you. I and all others will certainly need you to embody this. Help us who are called by you, to have the heart and the mind to treat others that we encounter as if we were encountering you. For when you put on flesh and became every bit as one of us as a human being, you were positioned to be treated fairly or unfairly by humans as a human. Therefore, Lord, let us treat others as if we were treating you, for when we have treated them, in turn we have treated you. And by doing so, if treated fairly, we would never more be closer to you as children of God. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

11. “If everyone we encountered we saw to it to treat them as if they were Jesus and we were grateful to be in His presence and blessed by His company, we would certainly impact this world for the good.” 2/15/15

This amazingly goes with the above in which I read today being (2/23/15). From the 7-day devotional “Crazy Love” with Francis Chan

How would your life change if you actually thought of each person you came into contact with as Christ—the person driving painfully slow in front of you, the checker at the grocery store who seems more interested in chatting than ringing up your items, the member of your family with whom you can’t seem to have a conversation and not get annoyed?

* Do you treat the people you interact with in a daily basis as though they were Christ? Do you look out for the “least of these” to your own detriment? How can you begin to rewire your heart and brain in order to see these opportunities to share Christ’s love?

12. “We segregate ourselves from one another but we do not segregate ourselves from the sin at work within us. And when such separation of skin colors has taken place sin is still at work governing our actions and all our efforts have been in vain.” 2/17/15

13. “Separation of sin from the body must take place for justice to overtake the land.” 2/17/15

14. “It’s not separation from Church and state that allows freedom to ring. It’s separation from sin and soul. That’s true freedom. That’s a dream, that men of courage will strive to see come true.” 2/17/15

15. “In order for men to truly be free. To never again be incarcerated within the walls of their minds, the traps in their hearts or the bars that fill the many prisons throughout the world, we must look to Jesus who came to set the captives free. Only then, will men triumphantly sing, ‘free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty. I’m free at last!’” 2/17/15

16. “I’m not deserving of God’s help. No one is and no one ever will be. I am in need of God’s help. Everyone is and everyone always will be.” 2/17/15

17. “Whenever we see a grand display of power, it’s only natural to bow down and worship it.” 2/19/15

18. “If it comes from God, it will never take you away from God.” 2/19/15 (inspired by a mock conversation between I and an 11 year old concerning relationships, marriage and mistakes people can make.

19. “There’s always a great cost to show someone how much they mean to you.” 2/21/15

20. “They’re two great needs in this world. To fight the good fight of faith and to fight the battles that take place upon the lands throughout the world. Sadly, there always has been and always will be more willing and able bodies who will sign up for bodily warfare and not spiritual warfare. One honors a country that is here one day and gone another and the other honors God who is eternal. Let us, I pray, be ever so swayed by God’s power and grace to serve Him diligently and with all courage. Amen” 2/21/15

21. “We can and will go through seasons of drought as it is throughout this earth. However, when God’s grace in which we all rely on comes and floods us with a season of abundance, let us celebrate! For those who eagerly await His grace and believe in His name, celebrate we shall.” 2/23/15

22. “A drought can last for a long time and abundance we once knew can seem to be nowhere in sight. But for those who trust in the name of the Lord, abundance will come.”

23. “Nothing is final unless the Lord says so. So hold onto His promises until they are fulfilled.” 2/23/15

24. “I don’t know what the future holds and it can be downright scary. But what I do know and what I do trust and what I don’t have fear of, is that God holds me and my future in the palm of His hand.” 2/23/15

25. “My future is bright because it’s illuminated by God’s eternal light.” Amen!  2/23/15

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