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Does God Respect Man?

By God’s Grace (kindness) and Mercy (compassion), we are respected. What do I mean by this? Sin came into the world through man and this caused God to turn His face away from man. Man was cursed (due to sin) and could only be delivered through the Sinless Sacrifice, causing God to give His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die in the place of man, and glory be to God, death could not keep its hold on Him! (Acts 2:24). This is indeed God’s Grace and Mercy.

What does respect mean?

Let’s break this word into two:

  1. Re – a prefix meaning ‘again and again’, repetition.
  2. Spect – to see; to observe; to look; to watch over.

Therefore, respect means:

  • To see someone in a positive Light
  • To show concern; to show pity
  • To turn back towards; to return
  • To help; to extend favor (to favorably look upon)

Why did God do this? Do we really deserve respect? The answer is no. Respect is the undeserved ‘favor’ that is portrayed by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The two words can be used interchangeably.

This is the main reason why destruction CANNOT and will not come upon us.

On A Light Note: Now I understand what scholars mean when they say, ‘Respect is earned and is also two – way’ As I respect God, He in turn respects (favors) me.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your Grace and Mercy over my life that has caused You to respect (favor) me. Thank You for seeing me in a positive Light. Thank You for showing concern over my life. Thank You for returning; turning back towards me. Thank You for helping me. Because of this, destruction shall NEVER come my way in Jesus Name, Amen!

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You ask, ‘What does it take to be respected (favored) by the Lord? All you need to do is to say this simple prayer: “Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Now I surrender. Thank You for saving me!
In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.”

Salvation is A glorious epilogue to man’s existence! Being Swallowed up by the Love of Christ, the Word of God being my Favorite Place; I am no longer Faceless! Not a Foreigner in the Kingdom of God, but a Child of God!

If you prayed this prayer, feel free to contact me and I will guide you as Christ guides me. Follow  Nations Arise Revival Ministries for your Daily Devotions and grow to be more and more like Christ. God bless you.

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Happy Mother’s Day

God’s Finalists!

From Left To Right: Bella Obure, Eunice Obure, Jedidah Obure (Mommy) and AnneObure.

Bella: You came into this world two years after I did but overtook me in the motherhood field. I speak God’s blessings over your princess and princes, always giving thanks to God for their existence. Seek God for guidance and direction for each of them, that they may fulfill God’s call over their lives. Happy Mother’s Day Kid Sis.

Eunice: You mothered me even before you were old enough to bring forth your own. I swore to thoroughly beat your children as payback for the pinches and punches I received when Dad and Mom left me in your care. You now have one gorgeous queen, a little adorable princess and the most handsome prince I’ve ever seen. God has smiled on you. He handpicked you for these bundles of joy and can therefore trust you with their lives. Always inquire from Him before making decisions pertaining to them for He never disappoints. Happy Mother’s Day Big Sis.

Mommy: You nurtured me, trained me, took me to school but one thing I’m forever grateful for is the fact that you and Dad introduced God the Father to me. You have been there for us in many ways. You are still there for me in an unspeakable measure. You are not perfect for sure, but the greatest we know. My prayer is that you shall always prosper in everything that you set to do and live to see your children’s, children’s children. May the Lord always be your motivation. Happy Mother’s Day Dear Mom.

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Chichi Obure (Pictured Above): I prophesy over you lots and lots of children, a number equivalent to your heart’s desire. You shall be ready for them when they come and God will download to you their destinies in advance. Thank you for your vote of confidence to us in regards to motherhood. The same is your portion in Jesus Name. I could not leave you out on this day dear Patricia; my look-a-like. You are blessed and highly favored. Happy Mother’s Day Smallest Sis.

The Confident Mom
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Prayer Corner: Lord I present each and every one of these ladies to You this morning: in thanksgiving for what You are doing in their lives (and mine too). I lack words that can fully describe how grateful I am for them. Reveal Yourself more and more to us as we seek Your face. Our children are blessed (including those we’re yet to conceive that you already know). We celebrate You as the Maker of Mothers this day, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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