๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Œ FOUND ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŒธ

Smiles, I just had to go with the title as it came to mind. Yes, found!.

Looking at our history as men, from the time of creation to this present day. Something made a difference in our walk. And yes, it became the foundation of our Christianity today.

Okay. Let’s picture a dude; a cute or handsome dude who went on a search of a bride and having given his all for this chase or aim. He then came back with a bride that seemed less in standard according to the review of others close to him (his relatives, friends, etc.)

Hope we read the illustration?. Holding on to that mental picture then, let’s read the stated Bible verse below.
And while you read, do take a breathe and read it keenly. It bears the crux of our share on this theme. โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘

Vs 6: While we were still helpless [powerless to provide for our salvation], at the right time Christ died [as a substitute] for the ungodly.

Vs 7: Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die.

Vs 8: But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:6โ€ญ-โ€ฌ8 (AMP)

These verses are amazing. Beyond the sayings of others (the world’s view of who we are and may have been), Christ still took us as His bride and didn’t stop until He paid the price in full.

In our culture today, let’s imagine a prince having served the bills required of him to pay for the bride price and other wedding expenses. It then turns out to be that the lady he adores has no morals at all. Like she literarily doesn’t bother about anything and so has no wifely character or attribute. And this fine/ handsome young man (prince) with such a promising future still goes ahead to not only woo her but also paid all the bride price. Still got her a comfy accommodation and he never stopped loving her and making her feel worth it even when the reverse was the case with her.

That is little of what God did for us. Even in our filthiness and rottenness. And even in our very insignificant state, He still declared to us – “You are worth it”. God! I personally when I think of all God has done for me, for us all, it brings tears to my eyes. I am overwhelmed by it and to crown it up, He didn’t stop at only paying the price for our sins.

Do read this:

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live [together] with Him, For the death that He died, He died to sin [ending its power and paying the sinnerโ€™s debt] once and for all; and the life that He lives, He lives to [glorify] God [in unbroken fellowship with Him]. Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin [and your relationship to it broken], but alive to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:8โ€ญ, โ€ฌ10โ€ญ-โ€ฌ11 (AMP)

He also gracefully called us His own:

Vs 21: For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps.

Vs 24: He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been healed.

Vs 25: For you were continually wandering like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

1 Peter 2:21โ€ญ, โ€ฌ24โ€ญ-โ€ฌ25 (AMP)

And He also wiped clean our slates:

Vs 17: Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].

Vs 19: that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting peopleโ€™s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].

2 Corinthians 5:17โ€ญ, โ€ฌ19 (AMP)

Lastly, to crown it up, He did this:

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself so that where I am you may be also.

John 14:3 (AMP)

Yes dear, He didn’t just find you and called you His own, He has guaranteed you a place of abode – Heaven as well. A place of rest from all of the earthly troubles and trials we may face.

This is to remind you dear reader that you were found by Christ. Let us then live as He desires for us; making His sacrifice over you and I count.

Don’t make a waste of your life. It is too precious to God for you to make it trash or spoil for the enemy to toss here and there and eventually make a waste of. Let’s be warned and take caution. ๐Ÿ™‡

Have a great week ahead. Do stay safe even as you maintain the rules guarding your locality. And yeah, do find rest truly in God even in this season more than you have ever done before.
Shalom!. โคโค

Happy home time and do stay positive!. ๐Ÿค—

๐Ÿ’ฎ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

48 Comments Add yours

  1. ecohorizons says:

    God is here , there and everywhere,
    Dare to believe that life is fair ,
    You don’t have to compare ,
    You are special and the divine would care ,
    You are related to the divine spirit,
    The Infiniteย  flow is never rare , …

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    1. Wow. I love this share/poem.
      It expresses it in a unique way.
      Yes He does care about us. And He is never rare or far out of reach!.
      Thank you. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. ecohorizons says:

        The divine is unlimited in love, joy , peace and grace …

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        1. Yes He is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  2. ecohorizons says:

    I have heard a video that connecting to God , holy spirit or source energy makes us a channel to love and live beyond time , beyond duality , beyond the mind and into the eternal formless indefinite and compassionate source of being …

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    1. Wow. Yes, I do agree that it makes us live beyond here. It makes our heart knitted to the life eternal that we have in Him through Christ Jesus.
      Thank you so much for this too. ๐Ÿค—

      Hope you are keeping safe?.

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      1. ecohorizons says:

        Yes , transcend this time space physical reality and live with God eternally but , at the same time, according to the teachings of the power of now by Eckhart Tolle, be present and aware of the now here for whatever the moment takes…
        Salvation is also in the now here through awareness and through unconditional love and peace …

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        1. Yes. It transcends from now. And the kingdom of God is meant to be enjoyed here on earth as we are His ambassadors and also lived in even from now.
          As we replicate His love and peace unto others; known and unknown.

          Thanks for this bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. I really, really liked this. I liked how it is laid out as a reminder for Christians and even more that it explains in simple terms what Jesus did for all people, that it may bring others to Christ.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—
      I do appreciate your comment. ๐Ÿค—

      Hope you are keeping safe and your family too?. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Christ sacrificed EVERYTHING to take us as His bride. Therefore, we should be willing to sacrifice whatever He asks of use to further His kingdom. It is not always easy, but it is ALWAYS worth the effort.

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    1. Yes ma’am. He gave it all up for us. True. Hmm, it isn’t!. And as you stated, it is always worth it when we choose to obey Him and His directives to us.
      Thank you. โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  5. gifted50 says:

    Hello my sister, blessings to you on this day! You had a smile on my face as I read your post. This is so true and a great reminder that Christ loved us in our unlovable state. I praise and thank God for that.
    I had been missing your posts, I do not understand how the follow button becomes unfollow with no input from me and I keep missing the good posts.

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    1. Hi sis. ๐Ÿค— Amen. And to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Aww. I am really glad it did. โค

      Yes. It is really Graceful!. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Aww. I’m glad you eventually noticed though. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. Dawn says:

    Yes little sis, He did still take us as His bride just as we were, flaws and all. He was willing, and still is willing, to be patient with us as we slowly become who He created us to be. Thatโ€™s love! โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes big sis. It is always overwhelming just thinking on all He did and still does for us.

      His Love is truly different and the God type – totally unending!.

      Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—โค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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        1. โค๐Ÿค—
          Happy weekend sis. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  7. Michelle says:

    I really love this post! God is so amazing always. Stay safe! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

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    1. Smiles. Thanks ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes He is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thank you so much. And you too. โคโค

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  8. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your post little sister. God’s love for us is unconditional which we remember this month during Good Friday and Easter but should always remember ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Thanks big bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes bro it is. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Yes, we should hold on to this even as we celebrate all He sacrificed for us. And always!. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thanks bro. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  9. Precious One says:

    Wonderful post, Mercy! Youโ€™ve caused us to do an introspection on ourselves which should push us all back to the foot of the cross. Thank You Lord for finding us, paying the ultimate price, constantly wooing us back to You, making provisions for our eternity and so much more โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Thanks sis. โค
      Smiles. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes Lord. We are indeed grateful for all you did and still doing. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      His Love is overwhelming sis. And glad He fought for us and made us free to experience this deep love of His. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  10. Taiwo says:

    Hmmmmm
    Great one sis

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    1. Smiles. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you so much Taiwo. ๐Ÿค—

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  11. Elisha James says:

    Thank you. Weldone Mercy! More grace in Jesus’ name.

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    1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. Thank you bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. LuLu says:

    I always love the story of the lost sheep…
    He left all the 99 animals and went after just one; and when he found it, probably in a muddy pit bleating helplessly, he picked it up, put it on his shoulders; dirt and all, and took it home.
    I love the fact that no matter how dirty or rotten we are, He still gets to clean us up if only we let Him๐Ÿ˜˜…
    Nice Article ๐Ÿ‘ HC!

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  13. Smiles. I also do.
    Wow. I loved your illustration of it.
    He still put us right on His shoulder – making us so deserving and Him never going to quit on us.

    Hmm. This is so true. He desires our new and that is priority for Him.

    Thank you so much, Lulu., โค

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  14. Rising Star says:

    Wow, that’s indeed a great post Herry.

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy Easter. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      1. Rising Star says:

        You are most welcome dear. Happy Easter

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        1. Smiles. Thank you.
          Do stay safe ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Rising Star says:

          Thanks dear, stay safe

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        3. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿค—

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  15. Kally says:

    This is beautifully written and so heartfelt. So true!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Kally. Smiles. โค
      Yes dear, thanks to God for His words. ๐Ÿค—

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  16. By His strip we are healed! Interesting read.
    Love the analogy with the prince and bride. It begs the question: are we living a life worthy of all His sacrifice? Are our daily actions making Him proud of us?
    Thank you for sharing this…it leaves a lot to ponder.
    Hope you have a great week likewise.

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    1. Yes sis. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Smiles. I do too.
      Hmm. True, these questions are what we need to keep on asking ourselves each passing day. ๐Ÿ‘
      You are welcome. Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—

      Yes I am. I hope you are too?.

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  17. Jesus loves us more than the love of all 7 billion in the world combined.

    If only people realized how powerful his love for us is. I have experienced it and I will continue to experience greater love of Jesus.

    โ€œ ๐ŸŽถ Jesus loves me, yes I know…
    For the Bible tells me so…..
    …..yesss, Jesus loves meee…(3x)
    For the Bible tells me so ๐ŸŽค

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    1. Yes, Vincent. He does๐Ÿ’ƒ

      Yes, fam. We keep on experiencing His immense Love towards us. It’s such a blessing. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      I love this song. Reminds me of Sunbeam classes while growing up. Yes, He loves us dearly. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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      1. ๐Ÿ˜ƒthanks for your post and reminding us of Godโ€™s unconditional loveโค๏ธ

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        1. You are welcome. Glad to. ๐Ÿค—

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  18. Tiffany says:

    Love this so much. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much ma’am. I’m really glad reading your comment. You are welcome. โค All to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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