๐Ÿ€ TIMES AND SEASONS ๐ŸŒป

Seasons - Times

To say that a lot has changed in a couple of months all around right now, is an understatement. We are experiencing changing routines and laws guiding our nations, each passing time.

We are just in an ever-changing life time.

I was in the car with a colleague of mine when we were talking about the trend of things in my country at the moment. Regarding Sim card registrations and how there was a time, last year that you could get a sim card for free. As there were a lot of promotions, by different network providers in Nigeria. But here we are in 2021, and there has been a big change. We now have to guard our sim cards with jealously. ๐Ÿ˜‚As one can’t afford to lose it because of the new law on sim registrations in Nigeria.

This is a major change that affects us all as a nation. Bringing it home to our individual lives, there has been major changes for us individually as well.

But what hope do we have in the ever-changing seasons and times?
What is that hold we have that regardless of how unpredictable life can sometime be, that we still have hope?.

God - changes - Constant - Hebrews 13:8

That hold, which also is our hope is this:

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Hebrews 13:8 AMPC

He remains the constant in our lives if we allow Him into our lives. And if we give Him room to direct the affairs of our lives.

This verse has been coming to mind a lot these past days and it reminds me of how intentional God can be about our every step.

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8 AMPC

He seeks to guide us by and by and we can trust that even when we are uncertain He isn’t because He guides us with His eyes and His eyes are Omnipresent!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

For the ways of man are directly before the eyes of the Lord, and He [Who would have us live soberly, chastely, and godly] carefully weighs all man’s goings.

Proverbs 5:21 AMPC

So Abba knows what He is doing and hence we can trust His every move in the seemingly unknown paths in our lives.

I pray that we would all get to that place that we would be unshaken by the storms no matter how turbulent it seems all around us. And be calm regardless of our situations, just as Jesus was in the boat. That even when everyone else were panicking, He was asleep. And unperturbed. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Rest - Trust His ways

And suddenly, behold, there arose a violent storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered up by the waves; but He was sleeping.

Matthew 8:24 AMPC

Do say this prayer together with me:

Lord help me to stay calm, trusting your every move. And give me the grace to live in the certainty that you are never caught unawares even in my situations. And that you are forever unchanging.
Amen. ๐Ÿ™

Blessings, dear reader. ๐Ÿ’•

Do have a blessed new week in Him. Shalom!

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ฎ

65 Comments Add yours

  1. vgeorg says:

    Inspiring words, beautiful Bible quotes! Glory to Lord!

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    1. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. The grace to live in uncertainty while being certain of God never changing and Jesus remaining on the throne! Well presented post, written with a sincere prayer!

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    1. Yes!. He remains the unchanging one. And this is our hope!. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much, bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. capost2k says:

    Dear Mercy,

    I am downloading your beautiful poster and using it as one of my wallpapers on my computer! Trust in Father is going to be more and more essential in the coming months, whether one is in Nigeria, Bangladesh, China or USA. A friend told me two years ago:
    “In the 21st century, what will make Christians distinct from the rest of the culture is not what they do or donโ€™t do or shouldnโ€™t do. What will make them distinct, make them stand out, is that they wonโ€™t be afraid.” (Marilyn Elliott)

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    1. Aww. This means a lot to me. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      That will be really nice. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes!. We all need Him more than ever. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      I love this quote. It sums it up. We need faith more than ever. Fear can only limit us to seeing all that He has for us. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Thank you so much for sharing this. Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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  4. jesusluvsall says:

    Jesus never changes and is always with you little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, big bro. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Smiles. Thank you. Blessings. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Perth Girl says:

    Loved this reminder that God is unchanging, always faithful and our steady presence through all changes. May we trust in Him through it all.

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know you do. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Blessings to you and the family, ma’am. ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. Do not be shaken, God is with you! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Yes!. This is the hope we have. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Blessings to you and the family, sis. ๐Ÿ’•

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  7. I love the example you give of Jesus Jesus sleeping through the storm. Yes, may we all get to a point where we can face our storms just as peacefully.

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    1. Smiles. I love that part too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. This is important. ๐Ÿ™
      Blessings, always. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

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  8. justynlove says:

    God is always God. Never unchanging…!

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    1. Yes, ma’am. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      And grateful for this. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day, ahead. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. justynlove says:

        ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  9. Hephzibah says:

    True! Jesus is the same โ€” yesterday, today and forever!!
    He is always with us!!
    Have a great week sis! ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Yes!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Smiles. Thank you sis.
      Wishing you the same. Blessings. ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—

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  10. Israel says:

    Amen

    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Smiles. Glad to. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings, always bro. ๐Ÿ™

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  11. Unshakable God wants his children to be Unshakable as well. God help us!โค

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    1. Yes!. This really sums it up. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      My prayer too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Blessings to you and the family, sis. ๐Ÿ’•

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  12. Sarah Ahusimhere says:

    We need to always rest in the Lord and put all our confidence in Him because He never fails.
    Thanks for sharing sis, more grace ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      The key word is rest!. He has been teaching this for some time now. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Glad to. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

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  13. What a beautiful, precious reminder. Thank You Jesus!

    By the way, what does registering your SIM card mean? What are the implications of that?

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    1. Bless God, ma’am. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      When one buys a sim card, one would have to register it under one’s name; giving some information about one’s self. It’s a requirement so that the line is not blocked. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Greetings to the family, sis. ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Ah, I see. So does that feel invasive after being able to get them for free? When they were free, did you still have to pay for the cell service I am guessing? (I have a curious mind about other countries ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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        1. Smiles. Not really. It made it easy for everyone to have multiple sim cards for different network providers.
          Yes, we still paid for the call credit and internet bundles. ๐Ÿ™‚

          It’s fine actually. I can be curious myself too. ๐Ÿ˜
          Happy weekend, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. Love and blessings, Herry!

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  14. Great post! I believe change is inevitable in life. Learning about new ways to do things is one of the cheapest ways to keep abreast with our changing environment. You’re on point. God is changes not.

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    1. Thank you bro. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Grateful that He doesn’t. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Blessings, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  15. What is a sim card?

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    1. It’s what enables one make calls and browse on the internet aside for WiFi. And it is assigned to an individual and is inserted into phones. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_card#:~:text=A%20subscriber%20identity%20module%20or,authenticate%20subscribers%20on%20mobile%20telephony

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      1. That’s what I thought it was, just wanted to be sure. SIM cards are used in our phones also. But why are people trying to take them from others?

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        1. Smiles. Nice.
          Not taking it from others per say. But there has been a ban on new registrations, hence the need for one to be careful so that it is not misplaced. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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        2. Thanks for explaining.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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  16. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    This reminds me of a song by Nathaniel Bassey… God has times and seasons in His hands. And in all He remains a refuge for us.

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ We really need to guard our SIMS Jealously.

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    1. Smiles. Glad to. ๐Ÿค—
      Yeah. I know that song. Yes!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Lol. I am with you on this table. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Do stay safe and be good in Him.
      Abba cares. ๐Ÿค—

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  17. Ruelha says:

    I am calm….but there’s chaos all around …
    I know He’s there….
    Even though I barely at him stare…
    My boat is rocking…
    But it’s like gifts in a stocking….
    The master is with me….
    I’m not scared of the sea…
    Jesus please hold me…
    Because I’ve forgotten how to be….

    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜
    Thoroughly enjoyed your post Mercy

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    1. Hugs, Ruelha.
      And yes we can trust that He is for us. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      I love your poem. โค
      Abba is for you – Always!. He won’t back out on you.
      Smiles. Glad to know you did. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ™

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Thanks for the blessings and encouragement Mercy๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅฐ

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        1. Glad to, sis. ๐Ÿ’•

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        2. Ruelha says:

          ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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  18. Hello! I think the SIM card laws became enforced in Kenya a few years ago too! Totally understand it ๐Ÿ’– Thanks for your encouraging words too ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ

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    1. Hi, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Wow. This is interesting. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Smiles. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’•

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  19. The prayer is never to lose the sim. ๐Ÿ˜. Love your illustration Sis๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Lol!. Yes o. It is heavenly preserved. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Smiles. Good to know you do. ๐Ÿค—
      Happy Weekend. ๐Ÿ’•

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  20. Holly says:

    AMEN sis! What a beautiful, profound post! I am praying in agreement with you that the peace of Jesus would guard our hearts and minds, no matter what storms may come. It’s true, we are living in turbulent times – emotionally, economically, physically, relationally – in every sense. Yet God is bigger and He is still in control, even when everything feels out of control. Your reminder is much much needed and is a breath of fresh air.

    Psalm 32:8 is a powerful Scripture. It’s a good one to be praying over our lives when we feel unsure of what to do next. He is faithful to guide us and help us. We need this now more than ever before.

    I am sending my love & heartfelt prayers to you, my friend. You are cherished and appreciated. Thank you for this post! โ™ฅ

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    1. ๐Ÿ™ Smiles. Thank you, ma’am. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™ We really need this.
      Yes, Abba is still in control. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

      Glad knowing it is. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!. It is a needed verse applicable to our everyday lives. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Smiles. Hugs and love well received. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•
      You are welcome. Thank you too, ma’am. I appreciate you. โค
      Do have a blessed weekend in Him.

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  21. Kally says:

    Oh wow! What a story! Greetings and have a wonderful weekend. Blessings to all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. Yeah.
      Thanks, Kally.
      Blessing to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Kally says:

        Blessings and love to you and your loved ones.

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  22. gifted50 says:

    Hello my beautiful sister, nice to see you in person. Keep hanging on to that SIM card, lol. You are correct and we are grateful that God never changes.
    Be blessed! Lots of love from me.

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    1. Hi, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Smiles. Thank you. โค
      Haha. Yes o. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Amen and you too. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you a great new week. Greetings to the family too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Your encouragement blessed me today!

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    1. I am glad to know that it did. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Blessings to you and your family. ๐Ÿค—

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