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  • favourlove 100w

    Correcting with Love

    It is one thing to be right about a thing or a view and yet another things to make others having conflicting views be able to see that they are wrong and be willing to change their thoughts and this is where love comes in. You could be right about a matter but rebuking the other party might make him/her not listen to you or act accordingly based on your approach towards correcting him/her.

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. #Proverbs15vs1

    A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! #Proverbs15vs23

    How do we correct with love?

    In order to correct with love, we must be willing to practice patience and not give ourselves to wrath or malice when our good act is turned against us or the person refuses to listen. We must also bear in mind that the reason we are correcting is not to prove our knowlegde on the matter but to make the other person come to zone of understanding that he/she is wrong but can be right.

    A case study for this is the person of Apostle Paul while in Athens (#Acts17vs16-34). He discovered that the nation was full of idol worship and his goal was the bring them to the knowledge of truth, Christ. He was given the platform to speak and he started by constructively criticizing them as they worshipped what they no idea of (TO THE UNKNOWN GOD) and went further ahead to tell them about God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many chose to not believe him when he spoke about the resurrection but some did believe.

    Looking at this context, Apostle Paul could have chosen to insult their ignorance, blast them and fail to talk about Christ. Instead of focusing on their weaknesses, he chose to focus on what would become their strength if only they chose to listen and be converted.

    Never forget, you correct others to bring about change, not to magnify yourself; when you choose this path, then have you chosen to correct with love.

    In your desire to help others in Christ, don't go about unearthing secrets faults which could result in you falling into that very sin.

    Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 #Corinthians10vs12

    Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. #Galatians6vs1

    In all, our words may not be enough to cause a change of heart. Your prayers for that brother or sister will go a long way, don't relent.

    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. #James5vs16

    19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. #James5vs19-20.

    Correct in #love and #truth.

    #Correcting #CorrectingOthers #Patience #Write #Teach #Correct #TheWordOfTruth #WordOfTruth #Teaching #TheTruth #HelpingOthers #ThursdayMotivation #thursdaythoughts #Thursday #WednesdayWisdom

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  • favourlove 103w

    A lady
    Who suffered greatly,
    Yet her sorrow never overcame
    Her love.

    She gave herself
    To God and man;
    Scotland was her birthplace,
    But Calabar was her home.

    She left comfort
    And family
    To fight for love
    In the midst of hate and chaos.

    She never married
    But had many Children;
    She was the mother
    To the rejected.

    She stood her ground;
    Defying customs and traditions
    That men may know Christ
    And be saved.

    Even when old age failed her,
    She never relented;
    Rather she progressed
    The more.

    Her life
    Turned stony hearts to flesh.
    Though she lived in the midst of great evil,
    She walked in love.

    She allowed nothing
    Stop her from loving God and men;
    And even on her deathbed,
    She died with love in her heart.

    -Mary Slessor, An Epitome of Love-

    My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. *1John 3:18* .

    Mary Slessor stepped on the red earth of Calabar when she was 28 years, and served its indigenes for a great part of her 67 years on Earth.

    What drove her from Scotland to Calabar? Was it a desire to be famous? Was it for tourism? Was it enforced on her? NO! What drove her to Calabar was her love for God, that even at old age when her body failed her, she did not relent rather she chose to continue her work for God that many not few might be saved. She never married yet had kids around her; she adopted and catered for the rejected. She left the comfort of Scotland and chose to dwell in a mosquito infested land. The only thing I know that can make anyone dare such is "Love and Selflessness" and that love was not veered towards personal gain but towards men and God.

    She possessed the supernatural strength of unreserved love not for worldly gains but for men and God. Oh that God will bless men and women in this generation with an heart of unrestrained love for kingdom purposes who will be willing to give themselves wholly to eternal pursuit in Jesus name, amen.

    #MarySlessor #Poetry #Poem #Love #Selflessness #Truth #ZealousForGod #MirakeeWriter #ReadWriteUnite #WritersNetwork #africanwriters #poemisnotdead #Calabar #Scotland #Missionary #ScotlandMissionary #poetrycommunity #Poems #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #Writer #Poet #TuesdayThoughts

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  • favourlove 106w

    People will readily listen to what you got to say but yet are more interested in seeing you putting them in action.

    Don't just be man of many #words with no credibility, rather choose to be #accountable for every word you say and what you claim your core values are.

    Don't just claim to #love with words, rather let it be expressly seen in your #actions.

    Don't just #preach the word of God, #live the word of God.

    The #credibility of your words only comes to #life when you live by them daily.

    #ActWhatYouSpeak
    #ActWhatYouPreach
    #TheLawOfPicture

    #MirakeeWriter #ReadWriteUnite #Quotes #Quote #SaturdayMotivation #SaturdayThought #UsingYourGiftForGod #UsingYourTalentForGod #Mirakee

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  • favourlove 108w

    Either we have noticed or not, the way we live our lives directly or indirectly affect the lives of others.

    Do all you can, that your #life preach #love, #truth and #honesty. Where your words fail to turn the hearts of men, your actions may just be that which does the job.

    #Life #LiveForGod #Truth #truewords #TheTruth #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #ReadWriteUnite #Mirakee #WritersNetwork #inspirationalquotes #QuotesAndSayings #quotesgram #MirakeeWriters #truewordsspoken #Quote #quotes #Inspire #Inspiration #Motivation #Mondaymotivation #MondayThought #Mondaythoughts

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  • favourlove 110w

    Life is like a race with hurdles and these obstacles comes in varying forms and height for different individuals but what matters most is how we choose to respond to these obstacles. In a hurdle race, it would be abnormal for a racer to he seen crawling underneath the hurdle and yet a devastating finish for whosoever allows the hurdle to prevent him from getting to the finish line.

    Pertaining to life circumstances, these hurdle could be based on the physical, psychological, or financial aspect of our lives; which could seem to prove a barrier to our growth. I want you to bear in mind that it the challenges that make victory sweeter. Whatever you are doing either small or big, don't seek for way to run away from the challenges but rather seek for strength to overcome them and this in various cases might require you walking alone. Personally, I consider believing in yourself as the first step to achieving anything you hope for; endurance and perseverance is key as you stride along.

    These hurdles also appears in our spiritual lives in form of doubts, fear, trials, sins, persecution, and the vanities of this world. However, these hurdles should not be seen as being greater than what we can surpass for God has promised that He won't allow us to be tempted above what we can handle (#1Corinthians10vs13) and He would be with us as we draw near and submit to Him, and resist the devil.
    Always bear in mind that this race is not an endless one, although more lengthy for some than others. There would be difficulties, tough times but then these are the times you have to 'be strong and of a good courage', but how can we be strong or even summon courage when our strength faileth, our knees are wobbly, doubts already preying on our thoughts?
    #Hebrews12vs2 says 'Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;', for Jesus indeed gave us a potent example to follow; when He was at the point of breaking down, He encouraged himself, went to the garden of Gethsemane and prayed (#Mark14vs32-36) bearing in mind that 'by strength shall no man prevail' (#1Samuel 2vs9)
    My beloved brethren be willing to run this race to the end, bearing in mind that God will be with you, His grace is ever sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness as long as we hold on to His will and do as He commands. Run, knowing that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us (#John14vs1-3) and is willing and ready to receive us as soon as we get to the finish line.

    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. #Matthew24vs13.

    For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; #Hebrews3vs14.

    #TheTruth #LifeARace #ChristianWriter #Endure #Persevere #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #Life #Mirakee #MirakeeWriter #ReadWriteUnite #WritersNetwork

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  • favourlove 111w

    Six days
    Did God work endlessly
    And finally on the sixth day
    Saw them all good.

    He did well to bless
    The Earth,
    It Creatures
    And man.

    That was many years ago
    Called 'The Beginning';
    Now I live in a time
    Called 'The End Time'.

    Oh! That God made it possible
    For me to behold
    The initial beauty
    Of creation.

    I know not the splendour of creation
    But I fear
    This blessed Earth
    Is but a far cry of its initial glory;

    The greed and plunder
    Of mankind;
    The unchecked flow of blood and acts of sin
    Has soiled this beautiful ball.

    Sometimes I ponder
    'What was God initial plan for man?'
    I guess we could never know
    Except it be revealed.

    Easy, it feels to condemn
    Mr Adam and Mrs Eve
    For their act
    Of disobedience,

    But am I any better?
    Am I without sin myself?
    I can't undo their wrongs
    Nor mine,

    But this I can do;
    I can choose to live righteously;
    I can choose to love God;
    I can choose to be holy;

    I can choose to be everything
    God wants me to be;
    I guess that is one superpower he gave man,
    The power of CHOICE.

    I beseech you this day,
    Choose the path of life,
    The path of truth,
    The path called Jesus Christ.

    THE POWER OF CHOICE

    #POEM

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. #2Chronicles7vs14 #KJV

    #Revelations3vs20 #2Corinthians5vs17 #Ezekiel18vs32 #Deuteronomy30vs19_20 #Philippians4vs8 #Matthew6vs33 #Ecclesiastes12vs13 #Romans12vs1to2 #James4vs7_8 #Isaiah55vs7 #Psalms24 #John14vs6

    #Truth #choices #quotes #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayThought #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #truewords #truewordsspoken #poems #poetry #Choice #poetsofinstagram #ThePowerOfChoice #Choose #Mirakee #MirakeeWriter #ReadWriteUnite

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  • favourlove 111w

    Almost half a millennial
    But yet no light
    In sight;

    Men searching and longing;
    "Art thou him spoken of
    By the men of old",

    They questioned
    Whoever they reckoned
    As the light bearer.

    Finally one day
    He came forth
    But they believed him not;

    What they had long searched for
    Stood before them
    But he felt less than their perception;

    Can the son of a carpenter
    Be him we are looking for?
    By this simplicity were they blinded.

    No prophet arises from Galilee;
    Concluded they
    In their hearts;

    He can't possibly be the light
    They agreed
    Without any thoughts of their initial reference;

    Crucify him! They cried;
    For claiming to be what he truly is
    Afraid he might unveil their dark ways.

    Though they killed him;
    They lost
    The conquest

    For before his death
    He had infected others
    With his light.

    He was the light
    That brought light
    To this dark world.
    The light in darkness.

    #poem
    #TheLightOfLife
    #TheLightInDarkness

    Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. #John8vs12

    For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. #Psalms36vs9

    For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness. #Psalms18vs28 #ESV


    #Truth #Light #Life #TheTruth #QuotesAndSayings #quotes #Sundaythoughts #SundayPoem #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #truewords #trueword #poems #poetry #poet #poetsofinstagram #poets #ChristianPoem #ChristianWriter #poetrysunday

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  • favourlove 112w

    Is love a lost cause?
    If it were
    I wouldn't be here.

    Someone had to love me
    To die
    And save me;

    Someone had to leave his throne,
    Go through shame
    And redeem my place.

    It wasn't easy
    But yet He did it
    Because He loves me.

    This I know;
    Love ain’t a lost cause;
    For by it
    Are we drawn closer
    To our creator
    Who Himself
    Is love.

    IS LOVE A LOST CAUSE?

    #Poem

    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. #Romans5vs8 #KJV

    I am crucified with Christ : nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me : and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. #Galatians2vs20

    In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. #1John4vs9

    Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. #1John3vs18 #NLT

    And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. #Mark12vs30

    And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. #Mark12vs31

    #Psalms23 #Psalms91 #Romans8vs35-39 #Hebrews12vs2 #John3vs16

    #Truth #LOVE #Life #TheTruth #QuotesAndSayings #quotes #fridaythoughts #FridayPoem #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #truewords #trueword #poems #poetry #poet #poetsofinstagram #Mirakee #ReadWriteUnite #WritersNetwork

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  • favourlove 112w

    No one told us
    What urges was going to look like;
    I guess
    It is hard to explain.

    When it came
    We were caught unaware
    And we made mistakes
    That could be avoided;

    We failed
    But ignorance
    Is no excuse
    For falling into temptations

    I guess
    Our belief in God
    Wasn't strong enough
    To prevent our fall

    Now we know
    Our wrongs,
    The ball
    Is in our court

    Do we still follow
    Our wrongs
    Or change
    Our path?

    URGES

    Urges are part of our human lives but following the lust that is associated with it doesn't glorify God. Make sure you glorify God with your body and thoughts.

    For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; #1Thessalonians4vs3-4

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    #Romans12vs1-2

    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
    #1Corinthians10vs12

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
    #Philippians4vs8 #KJV

    #Proverbs4vs23 #1Thessalonians4vs4 #1Corinthians6vs20 #Romans12vs2

    #Poem
    #Truth #Watchword #TheTruth #QuotesAndSayings #quotesgram #QuoteOfTheDay #quotes #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayThought #UsingYourTalentForGod #UsingYourGiftForGod #Yes #No #truewords #truewordsspoken #poems #poetry #purity #poet

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