🌿 THE CHANGE STARTS FROM YOU πŸ€

While I was having my time out on one Sunday afternoon, I came across this verse and it came to me in another light than I had previously seen it as.

“..and My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 (AMP)

It’s so grateful to know that God is merciful and full of so much love for His people (His children – to everyone who believes in His being and name).

The lesson I got to see via this verse is that; yes, we have sought God for mercy by:
Humbling ourselves,
Asked for forgiveness, and
Turned away from our sins.

But thereafter He gave us a “Then”:

“…then I will them from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land”. πŸ€”

My focus is on the first “their”. God has promised us by giving us His graceful word that having done all the aforementioned, He will forgive us (you and I) and then heal our land.

Did you read that?. The healing starts from US (You and I) before it then extends to the “Land”.

I was speaking with a friend a while ago and I told Him “yes the nation is bad, but if we wait for the leaders to get it right first, we won’t experience a change; if only we all can take that decision today to reach out and spread the “Good” in us”. (I paraphrased)

We are all change influencers in our world today. And we can’t afford to sit down and await some miraculous change. God heals you so that through you, healing can then flow to the land.

God has put so much in you and I and if we can identify these areas He has made us for and commissioned us for, we will be able to achieve the great in the land. And hence a great land will be birthed through it.

Let’s picture most Nigerian roads today, it’s so hard not to find a litter on the floor and sometimes I am like “Can’t the person who threw this down, look for a dust bin and discard it in it instead?”. πŸ™„ Truth be told, I was part of that majority who did that “political correctness” – because I felt everyone did it. But an incidence changed that silly act.

THE STORY:

I was in the car with my eldest sis and her hubby and I threw out of the car window my drink bottle while we were in transit on the highway. The innocent me just did it o. 😌 And the next thing I heard was “……. stop the car” and I was told to go and pick it up. I had to get down and went to get it at the mile it had flown to. πŸ˜ͺ

But since that day, Oh my God. I can’t see myself take a drink and just throw it down on the floor. My handbag at times serves as a temporary harbor for the wrapper of sweet and all munch on, I take most times if I can’t get a place to dispose it of. I keep them in my bag until I get back home and then properly discard it. πŸ™ˆ

What am I trying to say, The street of my dear country Nigeria can be clean and we can be better (as well as other developing nations), if only we would choose to be an agent of change, influencing this?

The change starts with you. πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰

I remembered I was walking with a friend of mine and all of a sudden she threw away the drink bottle she was previously drinking from. Oh my God, I felt so annoyed I outrightly rebuked the action. You don’t want to know what I said, do you?. πŸ™ˆ

Sighs. We can get there and be the nation we so much desire. Stop the negative statements of “That is how they have been doing it”. You can be different. Actually, excuse meβ˜πŸ™‹ “You are different” because you bear God in you and you are meant to be an ambassador of His kingdom on earth. As you and I were created in “His image and Likeness”. πŸ’―

Have a mind-renewing week. Toodles. πŸ’•πŸƒ

❀#HCCounsels#❀

16 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    God keeps his -promises if we will respond. If we will seek him, he will do wonderful things. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes big bro. He is a covenant keeping God. Always!.
      πŸ’ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Israel says:

    His promise is yea and amen

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  3. Israel says:

    His promise is amen

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Gary Fultz says:

    Yes, The healing if the land begins with Gods People. That’s not very popular to say. I said it in church awhile back and received a few scowls…I guess we need to keep reading that verse to Gods people till we get it.

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    1. Yes. πŸ’―
      Wow. We will keep putting it in prayers even as we mention it to others. God does is still able to turn hearts aright. πŸ™‚
      True. πŸ’―
      Thanks for this sir. 😊

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  5. gifted50 says:

    A thought provoking post, yes we have to become elements of change ourselves and not wait for someone else to start.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. πŸ™‚πŸ™Œ
      True!. πŸ’―
      Thanks for this ma’am. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Dawn says:

    True little sister. We can’t always change things or other people. But we can work on ourselves, and strive to be better people with the Holy Spirits help.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes sis. I love your summations. And the Holy Spirit is key!. πŸ‘πŸ’―

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  7. bukolaorry says:

    You are so right MercyπŸ’–. Change should always begin from us. One of Gandhi’s quotes states that we much be the change we want to see in the world.
    God is a promise keeper, and he requires us to be obedient to Him. Wonderful post sister.

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  8. That is the prevailing object reality.

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  9. Change begins when God’s people take their rightful place and truly live like children of God. Creation groans, yearns for us to manifest. We must be agents of change here on earth. You touched on many important issues.

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