πŸ’­ Inijesu – God’s possession ✨

Inijesu - God’s possession

Smiles, are you curious of what I’m about to write? πŸ™‚

Okay, let’s get to it. 😊

One of the mornings this past week, I had a heart to heart talk with Abba (God). And this was one of the discussions we had, which I believe is a message beyond me but one for us all.

Mind you this post isn’t for people bearing this name alone. Just in case your name is β€œInioluwa” or β€œInijesu” as the case may be. 😁

When we say the sinner’s prayer and commit to accepting Christ, there is something that happens that most of us know about but for some reason, we tend to forget or have forgotten.

What happens in this moment is that there is an exchange in us. Our lives becomes replaced with the life of Christ in us.

As Paul mentioned:

β€œI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV

I have been crucified with Christ and Christ lives in me

The word I used as the theme – Inijesu, is a name in Yoruba and one I also bear. But the reality of this word isn’t for only those bearing this name but for us all as Christians.

We are called to be His true reflection. πŸ“

Have you being to someone’s house and the type of decor in it tells you a little about them? For some, there are different Disney images and stickers. And for another, it’s plants and flower decor all over. And for some, different animals or pet pictures. πŸ€”

This is how our lives ought to be, if we truly are in Christ, and we believe we have taken up Christ in us. Then our lives should daily and steady reflect who He is and stands for. πŸ“

It’s time for us to reflect on our personal walk in God thus far. A time for us to ask ourselves this simple but crucial question: Have I truly been reflecting Christ or myself?

Have I been showing myself? as they say. πŸ™‚

Reflecting Christ?

It is time for us to choose to be lights, as we have been called His possession because we were made to be His very reflection!

May His word to us today yield it’s fruits in us and become life in you and me. πŸ™πŸ»

I’ll leave us with this verse:

β€œYour lives light up the world. For how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop?”

Matthew 5:14 TPT

Let’s pray:

Father, teach us to be your true reflection and representation here on earth. That in turn, we light up the world. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

And may we be responsive to your call for us to shine our light. Amen. πŸ™πŸ»

You are loved by God, dear friend.

Happy new week. πŸ€—

🀍#HCCounsels#🀍

29 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your post little sister. It is fun to learn words from other languages and I love how you led to its meaning for all of us. Nice picture too but missed the smile πŸ™‚

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Š
      Thank you, big bro.

      Thanks for your kind words.
      Aww. πŸ™‚ About the smile, I’ll resume next post. πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ»

      Wishing you a blessed Friday. πŸ€—

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  2. Manu says:

    Inijesu- learnt something new today. May we reflect that we are His in all that we are and do.
    Blessings to you Mercy.

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    1. Smiles. Glad! 😊
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you, ma’am.
      My greetings to the family. πŸ€—
      Happy Friday. ❀️

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  3. vgeorg says:

    True words Mercy. Blessings πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, sir. 😊
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you and the family a lovely Friday. πŸ€—

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  4. In as much as bearing the name alone does not connote reflection. But I still believe that names have something to do with destiny. Simon was changed to Peter; Jacob was changed to Israel; Saul was changed to Paul. All these characters had their names changed to fulfill their assignments in life.πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah. Hence the need for one to carefully consider the names we bear.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. πŸ€—

      Wishing you an amazing Friday, bro. πŸ™πŸ»

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  5. HYGINUS says:

    Thank u lord for been light in everything I do and I pray that his wisdom and understanding will continue to lead u INIJESU.

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    1. Thank you, father. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you so much for the prayer, bro. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you.

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  6. capost2k says:

    I think it is attributed to Francis of Assissi, though of dubious accuracy, “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.”
    However, it IS necessary many times to use words.
    Keep preachin’, sister!
    ❀️&πŸ™, c.a.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for sharing this quote, sir. πŸ“
      By His grace. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      Wishing you a blessed Friday. πŸ™πŸ»
      My greetings to the family. πŸ€—

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      1. capost2k says:

        Anita sends her love to you, as well. 😎

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        1. Aww. I do appreciate that. 😊❀️
          Wishing you two a lovely weekend.

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  7. Olusoji Tosin says:

    Well done dear. I pray for more insight and wisdom for you in Jesus name.

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    1. Thank you, bro. πŸ€—
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      I appreciate your comment and prayers. Blessings. πŸ™πŸ»

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  8. Israel says:

    Wonderful piece.

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    1. Thanks bro. πŸ™‚
      Thanks to Abba for His words to us. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Happy Friday. πŸ€—

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  9. Beautiful name. Love the home analogy. Truly, as ambassadors of Christ, our life should reflect Him and represent His word.

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    1. Thank you, sis. 😊
      Glad to know you do. Bless God. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Yes!! πŸ’―

      Happy Friday, sis.
      It’s a blessed one by His grace. πŸ™πŸ»

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  10. Dawn says:

    I like the analogy of the house decor. We do need to be lights and people should clearly see the difference in us. Blessings lil sis πŸ€—

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    1. Smiles. ❀️
      Yes! πŸ’―
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you, big sis.
      Wishing you an amazing weekend. πŸ€—

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  11. Sandy - ClearReveal says:

    Amen sis. That exchange is a wonderful gift! We must be obedient to continue to receive. God Bless ❀️

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    1. Yes! πŸ’―πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      Happy Weekend to you and the family.😊

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  12. Amen! The same theme for my blog I posted last night. We should carry God’s nature of grace and love in our daily walk. Let us keep shining for God through His Spirit. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ₯°

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  13. Amen. Thanks for sharing your faithful witness. Paul’s verse from Galatians 2:20 stirred Martin Luther to expand upon this Great Exchange. Grace be with you.

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