Daily Hymn Sharing

Daily Hymn Sharing
Where Is My Home, a movie adapted from a Christian’s real-life experiences. This story is moving and full of twists and turns. It has received a lot of praises and won awards in the film festivals of several countries. Moreover, the theme song sings out the hearts’ voice of many people, move people to tears. It’s icing on the cake. Now, let’s feel this impressive theme song!
Walk in the Love of God | Christian Music Video 2018 “Where Is My Home” (Heart-touching Theme Song)
With my tiny paper and brush, I paint a little house.
Momma’s inside the house, Daddy is inside too.
My sister and I are playing in the sunlight.
We all feel warm as the sun shines on us.
Momma is smiling, Daddy smiles too.
Sisters are grinning, we are all beaming.
This is my family here, painted on my paper.
A picture in my dreams. It is all in my dreams.
Picking up my tiny suitcase, I go to a strange place.
Daddy is inside but Momma is outside.
Picking up my tiny suitcase, I go to a home I once knew.
Momma is inside, Daddy’s outside.
Holding tightly to my suitcase, I wander the roads.
Feeling alone, not sure where to go.
My tiny suitcase here is my only company.
This is my only home, the home I can’t escape.
Where is my home? Oh where could it be?
In such a great world, yet there is nowhere for me.
Who can deliver me to the home in my dreams,
the one in my drawing, the one of my dreams?
Where is my home? Oh where could it be?
In such a great big world, there is still no home for me.
Who can give me a cozy home, the home in my drawings,
the home in my dreams, home in my dreams?
Here, I have a home. I have a home.
But it’s not the one I drew on my paper.
It’s not my little suitcase, it’s the place that I dream of.
Mom and Dad are inside, my sister and I are too.
It is the home where our souls can finally rest,
the home full of glory, full of glory and hope.
It is the home (it is the home)
where our souls can finally rest (souls can finally rest),
the home full of glory, full of glory and hope.
It is a home full of glory, home full of glory, glory and hope.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New

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MORNING DEVOTION:Far and Beyond

Far and Beyond

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.(Ephesians 3:2021, NASB)

God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond all we could ever imagine! Think about that for a moment. God wants to take you far and beyond what you’ve ever dreamed. He wants to accelerate you this year which means He can bring you into opportunities that will boggle your mind. He can make your career take off like a rocket. He can cause you to meet the right people who will help further your dreams. He can launch you forward more quickly than you could have imagined! He can bring you out of debt and cause you to pay that house off even though it looked impossible. You’re going to get well even though the medical report says there’s no way.

Things may be dark and gloomy around you, but keep your head held high. You have an advantage. You are a child of the Most High God. His face is shining down on you. God is saying that it’s not going to be an average year. It’s not going to be a barely-get-by year. No, you need to get ready because it’s going to be a year of favor, a year of increase, a year of acceleration!

Father, thank You for accelerating every area of my life. I choose to put my trust in You knowing that You are directing my steps. Thank You for the good plans You have in store for me in Jesus name. Amen.
by: Pastor Joel Osteen

Morning Devotion :Keep Standing

Keep Standing

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13, NIV)

Sometimes, people have problems because they are making poor choices or doing something wrong. But other times, people are having difficulties because they are doing something right.

When you’re determined to fulfill your God-given destiny, and you’re taking steps to improve your life or make a difference in your family or community, don’t be surprised if you face opposition. The enemy is not going to just roll out the red carpet and watch you fulfill your God-given destiny. He’ll do whatever he can to keep you from moving forward. The apostle Paul said this, “A wide door of opportunity is open for me and there are many adversaries.” I’ve found that anytime you try to go forward in life, anytime you try to make progress, there will be opposition. But with God on your side, you can stand your ground! Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. If you’re facing opposition today, keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping. Keep fighting the good fight of faith until you see the victory He has in store for you!

Father, thank You for Your promise of victory. I choose to take my eyes off of my challenges and focus on You. Thank You for equipping me with Your armor so that I can stand strong in You in Jesus name. Amen.
by: Pastor Joel Osteen

Verse of the day

Heb.11.4 – By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. (KJV)

#Voice of #God: THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB PART 2

TOPIC: THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB PART 2

INTRODUCTION: In the first part of this series, we saw how the Church vas a mystery to the Old Testament Saints. Also, we saw that the Church, the Body of Christ, is an assembly of called out ones. In this study, we want to find out why the Church is called the Body of Christ, how the Bride could be related to a Temple, and so on. May God bless us richly as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. WHY CALL THE CHURCH THE BODY OF CHRIST?
Some of the functions of the head are: think with the brain, supply food into the body through the mouth and keep the body alive through air supply via the nostrils. Jesus performs these functions perfectly for the Church. On the other hand, the church is expected to perform the functions of the body which include carrying the head about, executing the plans of the brain and making the head known generally.
Matt. 6:31-34; Phil. 4:19; John 15:5; Ps. 34:8, 10; Ps. 23:1; Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:17-18; Phil. 1:21; Matt. 5:48; Eph. 4:11-13.

2. THE BRIDE AS A TEMPLE
The Bride, the Body of Christ or the Church is also called a Temple with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself being the Church Cornerstone. Next to Christ are the Apostles in the foundation of the Temple. The first layer of superstructure consists of 3,000 living stones. A few days later, the next layer of 5,000 was built. The building is continuing till now. Only those who are saved between Pentecost day and the second coming of Christ will fit into this living Temple. Will you be among?
Matt. 16:13-20; Acts 4:5-12; I Pet. 2:5-8; I Cor. 3:11; Eph. 2:19-22; Acts 2:41; Acts 4:4; Rev. 19:9.

#Voice of #God:THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB PART 1

TOPIC : THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB PART 1

INTRODUCTION: Whenever we use the word Church different people think of different things as being the one referred to. Some think that the Church is a building with pews and an altar. Some think it is a denomination. Very few realize that the Church is a Living body an Organism not an organization. Fewer still know why the church is called the Body of Christ or the bride of the Lamb and how to become a member of this Body. This series, by the grace of God, shall reveal to us in depth the mysteries of the Bride of the Lamb. May God quicken our understanding as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE BRIDE OF THE LAMB WAS A MYSTERY
The BRIDE was a mystery to the Old Testament prophets. They knew there was to be something between the suffering and the glory of the Messiah but they did not know what, Jesus Himself merely gave a hint hut did not elaborate. The mystery was first revealed to Paul. That the Gentiles were to be saved was no mystery. The mystery was that God was going to form an entirely NEW THING, composed of both Jews and Gentiles.
I Pet. 1:3-5, 10-12; Luke 10:24: Mutt. 16:13-18; Matt. 13:16; Eph. 3:1-11; Rom. 5:2; 9:22-30; Deut. 29:29; Pro. 25:2; John 13:7.

2. THE BRIDE CONSISTS OF SPECIALLY CALLED PEOPLE
The word Church comes from the Greek word Ecclesia which means an assembly of called-out ones Hence we see that the Bride is made up of specially chosen people, people who are chosen in JESUS, out of the world. You join this Body of Christ through the Baptism of the Spirit. That is why there could not be anything called the Church until the day of Pentecost. That is why Paul emphasizes this Holy Spirit baptism. One reason why the Church can never die is because Christ, the head of this Body, is alive forever more.
Acts 15:13-18; Eph. 1:3-6; Eph. 1:19-23; I Cor. 12:12- 13; Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4, Eph. 4:4-6. Rom. 12:5, Rev. 1:18, Col. 3:4.

#MORNINGDEVOTION :QUALIFIED FOR COMMENDATION?

QUALIFIED FOR COMMENDATION?

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man
according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12

Man is wonderfully and fearfully made. Created in the image of God, man is a “god” to other creatures. God Almighty created man for a divine purpose and for His pleasure. At the same time, He has earmarked a reward for every man who chooses to fulfil God’s purpose for his life. This is why in our memory verse today, we read about Jesus Christ saying He rewards men according to their works.

In our Bible reading of today, the faithful servant who made good use of the talents given to him by his master received commendation. This story is no doubt talking about the commendation and rewards awaiting believers who faithfully serve the purpose and interest of the Land. The question confronting us in today’s reading is “Are we qualified for commendation?” Jesus Christ said: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, he may give it you.” John 15:16

The Lord is encouraging someone reading this devotional today; He is taking note of your labour of love in the Church and to humanity. Though your pastor or your superior may not commend you, the Almighty God will reward you handsomely if you will not be weary in well doing. Galatians 6:9 says; “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

The outspoken Peter asked the Lord what their reward would be seeing that they let everything to follow Him. Jesus answered by saying: “….. Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath let house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30

Beloved, if you want to receive commendation from the Lord on the last day, the first step is to give your life to Christ. Then, begin to work for Him, serve Him and His Church through soul winning and sacrificial giving. You will surely be commended. Remember He said, “I come quickly and my reward is with me….”

Think of a way to use your God given talents to expand Gods Kingdom on earth; be it through giving or aggressive soul-winning.
by: Pastor E.A. Adeboye