You Are Valuable To God ( By Fenny West)

You Are Valuable To God

You are valuable to God
And created in His image.
Pay attention to His Word
And you’ll see your destiny.

He paid a great price for you
Because you are valuable.
He emptied Himself for you
Because you are valuable.
He became a ransom for you
Because you are valuable.
Yes, the sinless became sin
Because you are valuable.
He took your shame and curse
Because you are valuable.
The Son of Man, Son of God went to hell,
He abandoned His seat in glory,
Abandoned His majesty,
All because you are valuable.
He was separated from the Father
came down to earth
Because you are valuable.
He died the death on the cross
Because you are valuable.

He took you from the ‘guttermost’ to the uppermost
Because you are valuable.
He cleansed you from your sin
Because you are valuable.
He broke the jail door to set you free
Because you are valuable.
He would leave the ninety-nine and go for the one missing sheep-you
Because you are valuable.
He made you an heir of God and joint heir with Christ 
Because you are valuable to Him.

You were bought with a great price.
So what should your response be?
What would your response be?

Give Him your all, 
Give Him your heart.
He raised you from the fall.
He gave you a New start
He gave you a head start.
He gave you His divine nature.
He made you a New Creature,
gave you the free gift of life-salvation.

Now make the most of it.
Now maximise your potential.

You are valuable to God
He created you for good works He foreordained.
He made you a co-worker with Him.
He made you an apple of His eyes.
He made you a priest and a king.
He made you a light of the world just as He was and is the light of the world.
He made you a saviour even as He is the Saviour of the world.
So go and shed your light.
Go and make an impact.
Go as His hands and feet.
Go as His voice.
Go as His representative.
Go as His ambassador.
Go to your Jerusalem.
Go to your Judea.
Go to your Samaria
And then to the uttermost of the earth.
Go to the highways and byways.
Leave no stone unturned.
Go like the woman at the well.
Go like the mad man of Gadara who became an evangelist to ten cities-Decapolis.
Go like the Ethiopian Eunuch who went back with the Good News and spread it to Africa.
Go like the four lepers who went to tell others about the bread they received.
Go like Peter to the house of Cornelius and there was a household salvation.
Go like Joseph and fulfil your destiny.
Go like the three Hebrew exiles in Babylon, who honoured God and lived by faith even when their lives were on the line and changed the decree of the king and brought glory to God.
Go like Daniel, who distinguished himself in a foreign land and was used mightily and glorified His Maker and was entrusted with the end-time prophecy and was instrumental to the fulfilment of a prophecy in abeyance.
Go like Peter on the Day of Pentecost who preached so fiery and passionately that about 3000 were

Saved.
You are valuable to God especially in these end-times. You are God’s finest wine in the last time.
So stand up and be counted. 
Arise and take your rightful place. Arise, shine!  It’s your time. It’s your season.
Yield a great dividend for your God. Eye has not seen. Ear has not heard, neither has the mind comprehended what God has in store for you.
Yield to the Holy Spirit and He will do exceeding abundantly, far above what you can ask or think or even imagine, according to the power at work in you.

You are valuable to God.
There is more to you than meets the eye. See yourself as God sees you. Do not demean what He has esteemed. You are unique and a masterpiece.

You are valuable to God!

Father Like No Other ( by Fenny West)

Father like No Other

 

Father,
You are
Like no other:
Rare, sincere
Stronger than the adder
Provider, comforter
Teacher, carer, defender
Strengthener and encourager.

Daddy, you are
Understanding and helping
Loving and modelling, securing, advising, correcting, counselling, peace-loving, restoring, preparing, shepherding, reassuring, training, interceding, inspiring and  self-sacrificing.

You are peaceful, truthful, graceful, dutiful, resourceful, faithful, prayerful, wonderful, careful, purposeful, colourful and joyful.

Father, you are
Humble, gentle
Admirable, amiable and capable.

Daddy you are
Courageous, courteous,
Humorous, righteous, joyous, conscientious, generous, industrious, illustrious, gracious and victorious.

Father, you are
godly, manly, heavenly, princely, priestly, holy, visionary, missionary, sensitive, intuitive, constructive, imaginative, bold, gold, jewel and unique.

You are
just one of a kind.

I can search the whole wide world and find none like you.

God is Goodness Personified (by Fenny West)

 

God is Goodness Personified

God is Goodness Personified;
Perfect in all His ways;
Gave His best-Jesus-to us all.
His love knows no bounds.
His grace is sufficient for us.
He is able to do exceeding abundantly-far above our wildest dreams.
He can be trusted to keep against that day that committed into His loving and powerful Arms.
He is the Lord-the Lord God; merciful and gracious, extra-ordinarily patient and abundant in goodness and in truth.
When Moses was burdened by the enormity of the vision of taking the children into the Promised Land, he pleaded for the presence of God to go with him, praying, “Show me your glory!”

18 And He said , “Please , show me Your glory.”

19 Then He said , “I will make all My goodness pass before you , and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Ex.33:18-19

 

Later God declared Who He was:
6 And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed , “The Lord , the Lord God , merciful and gracious , longsuffering , and abounding in goodness and truth , …”
So if you are in dire straits or burdened by a vision that God has given you, meditate on Who has called you-“The Lord, the Lord God.” His grace is sufficient for you. In your weakness, His strength will be made perfect.  
If you have failed Him in any way, remember He is merciful and gracious, extra-ordinarily patient and abundant in goodness and in truth.

Jesus was God personified. Little wonder why He went about doing good, healing all those oppressed by the devil.

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.Act10:38

It is God who gives good gifts.

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Jam1:17

 

 He made us in His own image. He has given us good gifts. So let us explore and discover the good gifts of God in us and begin to imitate Him and also go about doing good like our Father in heaven.

 

It’s Time To Seek the Lord ( By Fenny West)

 

It’s time to seek the Lord.

As the blossoms and bud

Announce aperio- opening;

Declaring nature’s awakening.

Let your heart be warm

Let the fire of love for God burn.

Let your heart pant for God

As the deer pants for water.

Let your heart be aglow

As gold in the Refiner’s fire.

Let the spring of the Spirit flow.

As the birds sing and rejoice in this spring

Let your heart sing and let praises ring.

Join in natures song of opening

Unfolding, unfurling, budding and blossoming.

“It is time to seek the Lord.”
Hosea 10:12

 

You Can’t Change Your Past ( by Fenny West)

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You Can’t Change the Past

You can’t change the past

But you can stop its hold.

The blood dealt with your past.

To stop its stranglehold.

The past has come and gone

Why cry over spilt milk

Use it and be airborne

Yes saint use it as lift.

You can’t change the past

So stop looking back

It’s time to forget the past

And reach for what’s ahead.

Your best day is ahead

On the good news be fed

And you will be the head

Rise, now from your bed!

 

12   Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil3:12-14

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.2Cor.5:17

3     Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Phil1:3-6

27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col1:27

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption –Cor1:30

4Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

9     But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

1Pet2:4-5,9-10

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1John1:9

 

Your Mission In Life ( Fenny West)

 

Your Mission in Life

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Your Mission In Life
Is to seek the Lord,
Make Him Number One
Put His Kingdom first.
The rest na jara.

He made you for Him
So know your Maker
Love Him with your being
Know why you are here-
Your reason for being.
Find out your purpose-
Your dream, assignment.
That is what matters.

Then pursue that dream
Be focused on it
And keep pressing on
Despite challenges
Until you finish.

Yes, finish your course
Fight the good faith fight
Pay the price in full
And obtain the prize.
Get the victor’s crown.
Yes, you can do it.
I can do it too.

The Helper is here
The Spirit is here
He will empower you
And empower me
As we look to Him.
‘Cause it’s not by might
Nor is it by power,
But by His Spirit.

So find your mission
Fix your eyes on it
And then finish it.

Be God’s hands and feet-
An ambassador
Let Him speak through you
Like John, be His Voice
Speak as He prompts you
Represent Him well
And let your light shine.
Win your world to Him.
Do what He would do
Do what He desires.
Live your life for Him.
Live your life in Him
Live your life with Him.

Then you’ll be fulfilled,
And you will have joy-
Joy unspeakable
And full of Glory.

33  But   seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness , and all these things shall be added to you.  Matt6:33
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you , says the Lord , thoughts of peace and not of evil , to give you a future and a hope.
Jer29:11

Phil3:10

  10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection , and the fellowship of His sufferings , being conformed to His death ,
Phil3:10
16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten   Son , that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John3:16
21 So Jesus said to them again ,  “Peace to you!   As the Father has sent Me , I also send you.”
John20:21

19  Go   therefore   and   make disciples of all the nations , baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ,
20  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo , I am   with you always ,   even   to the end of the age.”   Amen.
Matt 28:20

21 Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion  To judge the mountains of Esau , And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.
Obad1:21

Shake It Off and Step Up! ( by Fenny West)

Shake It Off! and Step Up

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Paul was amongst prisoner’s being taken to Rome. They had suffered a shipwreck and nearly died. When they were, downcast, depressed, in deep despair on the sea and refused food for long because of the hopeless situation, it was Paul who encouraged them to eat and share a comforting prophetic word with them that there will be no loss of life. Only the ship would be lost.

It happened just as he prophesied and they were forced to abandon the ship run for their lives to the nearest Island- Malta.

 They were very cold and the Islanders were unusually kind to them by making fire for them to warm themselves. Paul went and brought sticks to buttress, fuel and enhance the fire.

 As he put the sticks on the fire, suddenly from nowhere, a huge poisonous snake came out of the fire and fastened itself on his hand. He simply shook it off.  The people around him began to look at him with surprise and disdain, saying, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live. They were sure he would fall down and die very soon.  But nothing happened to him. They then changed their tune: “He must be a god!”Act28:1-3

 As a child of God, you are the redeemed of the Lord, accepted in the beloved, healed, filled with the Holy Spirit. Greater is He in you than he who is in the world. Although in this world, you do not belong to the world. You belong to Zion. Heaven is your home. You are a child of God, purchased with a great price- the blood of Jesus. You’re the light of the world, salt of the earth, a city on a hill, God’s treasured possession, a royalty, a peculiar person, a living stone, the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and this, regardless of how you feel or what people think or say about you.  

 

You are born of love so live a life of love. You are graced so live a life of grace. As He favoured you, favour others. See them through the eyes of God. Live a supernatural life.

And as you do, no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. Those who conspire against you will discover to their dismay that they were working in your favour. Why? God will fight for you. 28        And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Ro8:28

31        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ro8:28,31-35,37-39

“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”EX14:13-14

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So be like Paul, when

 Anger wraps itself round you, shake it off!

When malice wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When bitterness wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When disdain wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When unforgiveness wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When mediocrity wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When sickness wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When poverty wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When myopia wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When barrenness wraps itself around you, shake it off!

When your unpleasant past wraps itself around you, shake it off!

There was the story of an old donkey which fell into a disused well. The owner for some reasons, decided to block the well with the donkey in it. In effect he wanted to bury the donkey alive. Could you believe it? How awful!  It is like some people wanting to get rid of you because you are considered a nuisance because of your condition- inherited or not.

 The donkey was not amused when instead of sympathy from its owner he felt debris landing on its back from its owner.

It cried for sympathy but the sand and stones and gravels kept coming in quick succession. So the donkey made a crucial decision to shake it off and step up. It kept shaking it off and stepping up; shaking off and stepping up; shaking off and stepping up and soon to the surprise of the owner, the donkey surfaced and walked off victorious. Glory to God!

That is what you and I must do to anything God has not ordained for you that wraps itself around you.

Shake it off and step up! Shake it off and step up!

Shake it off and step up! Until you walk off in victory.

.14        Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.2Cor2:14

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1Co15:57 He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith.1John5:4 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”John16:33 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed —2Cor4:7-9 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.Matt11:12 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.Rev12:11

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Shake it off and Step Up!