๐Ÿ“ Donโ€™t let him in! โš ๏ธ

Donโ€™t let him in

Smiles. Are you wondering what Iโ€™m about to write about? Or the โ€œhimโ€ in question?

Itโ€™s interesting to know that we have allowed or accommodated so many things in our world today, as the norm. Even when we know itโ€™s not what God wants us to do.

Itโ€™s been a phase of many reflections for me and truthfully, there is a lot God is teaching me. Some of which He wants me to share with you.

How pleasing it is for God to come and find us all still standing. How delightful it will be to Him, to see us all still on the โ€œlight pathโ€ and not conforming to the worldโ€™s trends.

Some Sundays ago, our pastor spoke on tolerance traps. How we have become comfortable with many things just so that we can fit in. And it just buttresses what God has been opening my eyes to, in our world today. And how darkness keeps spreading and gaining ground because we have Christians blending in.

Light isnโ€™t made to blend in. In fact, I havenโ€™t seen a light source blending in. It stands out! No matter the angle it is placed, it never ceases to shine forth. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

You were made to shine and not to blend in

There are many things the world will throw at us as Christians. And truthfully, it will increase. Because the devil is also working overtime to bring many to his side.

โ€œBe sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:โ€

1 Peter 5:8 KJV

But we need to be alert of his vices. Donโ€™t be afraid to say No! Even when it doesnโ€™t make sense to many.

And to everyone who loves God enough to say โ€œNoโ€ to darkness and sitting still with evil, God will always show up for you. Giving you more courage and help to get through each temptation that the devil brings your way. Hence, you are operating from a stand point of victory by choosing God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

โ€œNo temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.โ€

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV

So while we celebrate Easter and the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, this season. Let us remember the only service that is pleasing to God is a life given to Him in return. A life of sacrifice, that isnโ€™t swayed by the worldโ€™s dictates. Rather, one that has chosen to stick with the God-given life always!

โ€œI APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.โ€

Romans 12:1 AMPC

May we all continue to choose Christ, daily! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Your greatest decision is Christ

Happy Easter, dear friend. โค๏ธ

Jesus loves you deeply. And because of you, He went all out.

The cross wasnโ€™t a show ground, but it was to show the extent and depth of His love for you. You are loved and He desires you. Donโ€™t forget this. ๐Ÿ“

I pray today, that you will choose Him as He has chosen you. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐ŸŒŸ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒŸ

33 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Wishing you a blessed weekend. ๐Ÿค—

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  1. He went to the cross for me. Praise the Lord!

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    1. Yes!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
      Wishing you a blessed day and weekend ahead, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  2. Dawn says:

    Amen. May we keep choosing Chris and be on the alert against the devils wicked schemes.

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    1. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      This is an important prayer for us to pray. ๐Ÿ“

      Trust your day has been good, sis.
      Do enjoy the rest of your day. โค๏ธ

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      1. Dawn says:

        All is well. Hope you are enjoying your weekend sis โค๏ธ

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  3. vgeorg says:

    Happy Easter! Blessings ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Thank you, sir. ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you and the family a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  4. Manu says:

    Let us remember the only service that is pleasing to God is a life given to Him in return. A life of sacrifice, that isnโ€™t swayed by the worldโ€™s dictates. Rather, one that has chosen to stick with the God-given life always – Amen to that ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
    Happy Easter to you Mercy.

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Wishing you and the family, a blessed weekend. ๐Ÿค—

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  5. K.L. Hale says:

    Amen!! Beautiful post, beautiful lady! God bless you! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค—

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for the compliment and kind words, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Do have a blessed evening. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        Youโ€™re so welcome! Have a blessed day sweet one! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  6. He died so that we may be saved. He love us so much that He paid the ultimate price. Happy Easter Mercy. Hope you had a blessed Sunday. Wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. Yes!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thank you sis. โค๏ธ
      Yes, I did. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you! ๐Ÿค—
      Wishing you an amazing weekend.

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  7. capost2k says:

    The choice is still “easy” to make while friends will support us and our nations will not jail us for professing Jesus as our Savior. But the day is coming when it will be very costly, as it is in many countries of the world, to name the Name of Jesus and claim that He is God. We should make the choice now and begin to live as you are calling us, not blending in, but standing out as lights to the world!
    Greet your wonderful husband for me.
    โค๏ธ&๐Ÿ™, c.a.

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    1. Hmm.
      Enough food for thoughts for us. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      And May we continue to stand out for Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this and the wishes. Iโ€™ll. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you and Maโ€™am Anita, a pleasant weekend, sir. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. ONA HYGINUS NDUKA says:

    Amen God bless u

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    1. Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      And you too, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  9. Absolutely. The life of Christ ought to transform us. As we fellowship daily with our realities in Christ, we build inner fortitude such that we do not conform to the shape of this world.

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    1. Apt! The more we stay with Him, the more we become like Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Happy weekend, IBK. ๐Ÿค—

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  10. jesusluvsall says:

    Choose Christ daily- Amen!!!
    Beautiful smile little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thank you, big bro. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      How have you been this week?

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  11. Olayinka says:

    Thanks for this beautiful reminder my dear sis. Religious beliefs, values and standards are shifting ooo… And the devil is really doing a lot to make us feel this shifts is necessary in order to blend in to what’s in trending… For me, this is a call to order. I receive strength to stand out and not blend in in Jesus name, amen.

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    1. Glad to. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Sadly!
      Hmm. Thank God for His words to us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Joining you in saying this prayer. Itโ€™s important for us to stay lighted up. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      We are helped by Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. Reblogged this on Truthtrulytrue and commented:
    I am redeemed to shine my light and not to fit in…

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    1. Thank you, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. mrrjchamberlain88 says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I’m reminded of the verse not to give the devil a foothold (somewhere in Ephesians I think).

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