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God made you...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/20/24

(God Made You) - My beloved ??, God made you! You were fashioned in His own image! You were made in the image and likeness of the Creator. God had a purpose in making you. His primary purpose is that you would have fellowship with Him. If man does not have fellowship with God, he is lost, confused, and bewildered. Since he does not find his place, he has a sense of not fitting. There are thousands of people who admit and confess that they are unhappy. Economic security, recreation, pleasure, and a good community in which to live have not brought about the peace and happiness that they expected. The reason is that man was created in the image of God and can not find complete rest, happiness, joy, and peace until he comes back to God. 1 John 1:3

Peace of mind...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/19/24

(Peace of Mind) - My beloved ??, Peace of mind is valuable, and it is quite impossible to enjoy life without it. Seek and pursue the peace that is yours through Jesus Christ. Don’t be deceived into believing that you can’t help what you think because you absolutely can. You can change your mind about anything! Practice “on purpose” thinking instead of being passive and merely waiting to see what thoughts fall into your mind. I can share with you that I experience the same mental battles that many people do, and I have to practice having peace on purpose. You are a child of God, and His peace is in you. I recommend that you start recognizing the things that are stealing your peace and deal with them so they can no longer torment you. Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

Follow God’s Lead...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/18/24

(Follow God’s Lead) - My beloved ??, Aren’t you thankful that you and I don’t have to be led by our emotions? We can be led by God’s Spirit. All we need to do is be obedient to Him. I encourage you to be unafraid of facing challenges or taking on responsibilities, so that you won’t procrastinate when God speaks. If you only do what is easy and what your emotions want to do, you will remain weak and shallow as a Christian. But as you meet resistance and overcome it, you will build your strength and grow in your faith. If you are a procrastinator, I urge you to heed the instruction of Ecclesiastes 11:4. You don’t have to wait until everything seems perfect and your emotions are excited to obey God. Do what He says to do when He says to do it, and you will reap the blessings of obedience. 

Never Give Up..

by Bishop Chislom on 02/17/24

(Never Give Up) - My beloved ?? Enjoy the blessings of God this Saturday, and be grateful for all his doings throughout the week. His mercy will always be there for you.” “Never think of giving up because, despite your shortcomings, God has never given up on you. Do your best every day and experience a blessed Saturday.”

What do you feed yourself...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/16/24

(What do you feed yourself—body, mind, and soul? What should you add to your diet? Is there anything you should remove?) - My beloved ??, I’ve often wondered what we would discover if we recorded what we feed our souls. As we watch Netflix, scroll social media, listen to music, engage in conversations, and surf the web, what ideas are we taking in? What messages are filling our minds? But in verses 11–16, through a series of imperatives, Paul urges Timothy to take ownership of his ongoing spiritual nourishment. Timothy was to teach the truth, devote himself to Scripture, use his gift of preaching, and guard his doctrine. Doctrine and action are connected. We live rightly when we know rightly. What we feed our heart and mind comes out in our lives. 1 TIMOTHY 4:16

Living with Excellence...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/15/24

(Living with Excellence) - My beloved ??, Whatever God has placed before you to do—whether it is working in a career, raising a family, being a friend, starting a ministry—He wants you to do it with excellence. He wants you to do your absolute best for Him. Mediocrity is easy. Anybody can do it. But it is costly. It costs us fulfillment. And it costs us real joy. One way to find purpose and joy in life is to pray in your quiet time with God that He will always help you to be excellent in all you do each day. This doesn’t mean you will be perfect. We all make mistakes and stumble from time to time. But with God’s help, you can learn from those mistakes and purpose to do every new thing before you with excellence in service to Him. Colossians 3:23 (AMP)

Blessed Assurance...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/14/24

(Blessed Assurance) - My beloved ??, You cannot trust unless you believe you are loved. To grow in God and be changed you must trust Him. Often, He will lead you in ways you cannot understand. During those times you must have a tight grip on His love for you. The apostle Paul was convinced that nothing would ever be able to separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. You need to have that same absolute assurance of God's undying love for you. Accept God's love for you and make that love the basis for your love for others. Receive His affirmation, knowing that you are changing and becoming everything He desires you to be. Romans 8:38-39 (AMPC)

The Word No...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/13/24

(The Word “No” Is Important for Your Spiritual Journey) - My beloved ??, The most important word to remember for your spiritual journey may be a surprising one: no.


Your faith journey is a long one. Too many people start off well in their spiritual journey but putter out before the end. God wants you to go the distance.  

You’ve got a marathon ahead of you, and you can’t run that marathon with a barbell in your hands. People often quit their faith journey early because everything they’re carrying wears them out. (We need to de-clutter.) What are some of the good things you’re doing that might be keeping you from the best God has for you?
What weights does society try to convince you are good, even though they distract you from God’s plan for your life?
What kind of weights might be slowing you down? How can you cast them off to focus on the race God has set before you? Talk It Over. Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)

Prayer Produces Patience...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/12/24

(Prayer Produces Patience and Hope) - My beloved ?? Always remember that when you are in a battle, you are gaining valuable experience that will benefit you in the future. You will more easily trust God when difficulty comes, and you will be able to testify to others regarding the goodness and faithfulness of God. If you are in a battle right now, you can let it defeat you or make you stronger! Make the right decision and let it help bring you into a deeper level of spiritual maturity. Romans 5:3-4 (AMPC)

The purpose of God...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/11/24

(The Purpose Of God) - My beloved ?? God's purpose for man is to acquire a seeing eye and an understanding heart."God gave you life and bestowed upon you his attributes; eventually, you will return to him."The rewards of life and devotion to God are love and inner rapture, and the capacity to receive the light of God.

Life is life...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/10/24

(Life is life, fight for it) - My beloved ?? life is an opportunity to benefit from it. Life is beauty, and I admire it. Life is a dream. Realize it. Life is a challenge. Meet it. Life is a duty. Complete it. Life is a game. Play it. Life is a promise. Fulfill it. Life is sorrow. Overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle. Accept it. Life is a tragedy. Confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck. Make it. Life is too precious. Do not destroy it. Life is life. Fight for it.

Empower To Overcome...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/09/24

(Empowing To Overcome) - My beloved ??, As the day progresses, may you experience divine favor in your endeavors. May your work be fruitful, and may your efforts bear abundant blessings. May any challenges you face be met with courage and resilience, knowing that God is with you, empowering you to overcome. 

God will help you...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/08/24

(God Will Help You) - My beloved ??, Wait on God, because God’s help will strengthen you to behave in a godly way all day long, if you trust in Him. Even while you wait on God to manifest His plan, your heart can greatly rejoice in His presence. Tell someone something good that God has done for you, and then watch Him move in the presence of your praise. Psalm 29:11 (AMPC)

Smile increases the value

by Bishop Chislom on 02/07/24

(Smile increases the value of face) - My beloved ?? “Focus on good thoughts and good things will happen. Stay positive, think positive, and do positively this Wednesday morning!” “Smile increases the value of face, Anger spoils beauty of soul, faith is the force of life, confidence is companion of success, so keep smiling. Good morning, and have a beautiful Wednesday.”

His Peace...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/06/24

(HIS PEACE) - My Beloved ?? Today, God wants you to know that you don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then, you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

With God

by Bishop Chislom on 02/05/24

(Intimacy with God) - My beloved ??, We can always be watching and waiting for God to speak to us. This kind of intimate relationship with God gives us great confidence that no matter what happens, we will stand firm and not be upset or disturbed.


Even in difficult times our hearts can rejoice and be glad, and we can rest secure in God’s love for us. You can be assured that God will not abandon you. He shows us the path of life, and in His presence, we are filled with joy (see Psalm 16:9–11). Always keep God first in your life, and He will take care of everything else you need. Psalm 16:7 (NIV)

Make time for

by Bishop Chislom on 02/04/24

(Make and Maintain Peace) - My beloved ??,  Everywhere we look today, we seem to see a lack of peace. In some cases, and some places in the world, there is all-out war. In other places, there is unrest. In others, there are disagreements and differences of opinion that make living together or working together uncomfortable. People of peace can go into these circumstances and calm the people involved. They know just how to pray and just what to say to defuse anger.  Let me encourage you today: Next time you find yourself in a tense situation, choose not to join in and make it worse. Choose instead to ask God to help you bring and keep peace. Matthew 5:9 (AMP)

Walk With God...

by Bishop Chislom on 02/03/24

(Walk With God) - My beloved ?? A man who walks with God always gets to his destination. If you walk and talk with God, you will never miss the direction to your divine future. Be bold and offer your heart to be led by God.

Heartfelt

by Bishop Chislom on 02/02/24

( Heartfelt) - My beloved ?? you walk with Jesus, resting your head on His heart, you will learn to know His Word, His will, and His ways. You will want to obey Him, not out of forced compliance, but out of heartfelt connection. Your joy will abound as you remain in His love.

Blessed hope

by Bishop Chislom on 02/01/24

(I'm looking for that blessed hope) - My beloved ??, One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth. If your life is dismal, depressed, and gloomy today, Christ can turn those dark clouds inside out. The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life. Titus 2:13