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God’s Endless Love

The book which has impacted my life so much is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. The manner in which she demonstrated the love of our heavenly Father was so intricately presented that I became so confident that there was nothing I could do that would stop God from loving me.

Even when I fail, I disappoint Him, I abandon my secret place, I apply my own foolish wisdom and fail, I go astray, and ignore His ever available love, God’s love remains the one constant through all seasons of my life. Hallelujah

Now, I am securely grounded in this love that in all devastating experiences I go through, I know that I can always count on Jesus’s love to see me safely to the end.

I will follow Jesus to the end. No turning back.

May God lead people who are struggling to accept love or love themselves to find His unconditional love. Amen

(c) Joy Ozono

April 2020

Day 457 Salt on the Earth

How tasty have you been of late to the world around you? Is it possible for you to infuse all those vibrant qualities (which you have been endowed with by God) into the people you meet? Can those who know you honestly say that they are recipients of your saltiness as a child of God? Mark 9.50 Salt is good; but if salt loses its flavour, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another. Whose life will be revived and preserved today because they encountered you?

This is a brief reminder that we are the ones who should add rich essence into the world. Let us use our Spirit filled nature to purify the atmosphere and preserved the virtues of life here on earth. Allow your salty nature manifest in all things. The world as it is currently needs your salt. Would you be kind enough to share?

I pray that salt from God’s people will flow everywhere for its purposes to be evident in the lives of people to the glory of God. May the saltiness of decent people saturate the world. Amen. I leave you in divine protection, peace, love and joy as your salty flavours flows wherever you go. Shalom

© Jouyoz 12th August 2022

Day 456 Leave the past Behind

The life of everyone who passes through this earth is made up of a past and the present reality. The future is a promise and by God’s grace we will get to it. As beautiful as the past might have been, it can never replace the present.

It is essential to learn from experiences, events and activities that have occurred. Pick out the lesson and move on to achieve new things. Even God’s word instructs us to remember not the former things. Do not dwell in the past. Isaiah 43.18

We have a Father who does new things constantly. Let us be like Him. Move away from your past glory. There are greater glories waiting for you to step into them. You just need to leave the finished past behind. Continue to dwell under divine protection, peace, love and joy as you focus on the present and the future. Shalom

© Jouyoz 11th August 2022

Day 455 One in Christ Jesus

We do not go to God through our different churches or the founders/those in charge of such churches and denominations. The blood of Jesus was shed on the cross of Calvary on our behalf. For those who have received Him into their hearts as Saviour, we are all part of God’s colossal family of believers in Christ Jesus. We are ONE, part of the redeemed family; united by the shed blood.

Being humans, we will not always share similar views. Nevertheless, that must not become a tool which we apply against each other. Galatians 3.26 You are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. John 17.21 That they all may be one even as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You… This is God’s will for us. The differences and diversity among us are in place to give us our individual identities as we interrelate. No one is above or beneath the other. We look out for each other. When one member of the body suffers, we all suffer; if one is honoured, we all are glad. 1st Corinthians 12.26

May God grant us the understanding of this truth about our relationship with one another so that we can look beyond whatever varied opinions we have on any issues, and walk in harmony of purpose. We are one in our Lord Jesus Christ. Shalom

© Jouyoz 10th August 2022

Day 454 Anonymous Service

It is not everything that we do in support or to assist other people that should be broadcasted. To publish our good deeds is not a bad thing in itself. However, when the aim of giving service to anyone or group becomes a means to receiving public recognition, that is going against the true code of divine giving as instructed in God’s word. Matthew 6.3-4 When you give to the poor, don’t let anyone know about it. Your giving should be done in private. Your Father can see what is done in private, and He will reward you.

The reward from God cannot be compared to accolades or awards from man. In offering our service anonymously, we can do or give more without coming under unnecessary pressures. That bag of groceries which you leave on the doorstep of your neighbour goes a long way. Offering the last seat on the bus or train to that aged stranger matters a lot. Nobody saw you. But God is watching.

It is my prayer that God will raise more people who would be willing to render support or their service in humility without seeking anything in return. Shalom

© Jouyoz 9th August 2022

Day 453 Do you know Him?

To know someone means more than just their names, where they live, what they do and why you like/love them. I put this question to all who do not know Jesus Christ as the Lord of their lives. Do you know Him? Have you met Him, yet? Is He the Saviour of your life? What is stopping you or what is your excuse? Should you die today, what do you plan to say to God as the cogent reason why you do not know Jesus Christ?

This brief stop is to alert everyone that we are living on borrowed time. God is calling everyone to be saved through the redemption paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. Jesus declared in John14.6 I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life; no man can come to The Father except through Me. What are you waiting for before you accept this open invitation?

Waste no more time. Life is sweet but nothing can be compared to a lost eternity of torment in hell with the devil. We will all reap what we sow. Ask Jesus Christ into your heart and be saved, dear friend. Do you know Him?

© Jouyoz 8th August 2022

Day 452 God rested, You Should too!

It is human nature to want to keep going until we achieve our goals or see our dreams come true. While that is a fantastic attitude to have for all who desire to succeed in life, it is not advisable to carry on running, working, and keeping busy round the clock without any plans for rest. This is a simple reminder for us to intentionally incorporate our time for rest into our busy schedules. That break you take can make the required difference from your current good works and the eventual phenomenal performance.

It is essential that we copy our Father in heaven who took a well deserved break after His work of creation, He rested from all His work. Genesis 2.2 and Hebrews 4.4. God could have carried on working, but He stopped. We must also learn to take a pause to avoid getting burnt out after burning the candle on both ends.

Never forget that all those numerous things can get sorted without you. So, desist from cheating yourself. Plan your breaks or rest times, and do take them when you should. Jesus Christ often pulled away from the crowds and His disciples to go lay down His head. Be like Him and do what’s best for you. Rest! I leave you in divine protection, peace, love and joy as you go take that well-deserved break. Shalom

© Jouyoz 7th August 2022

Day 451 Order my Steps, Lord

As much as I would love to go my own way, and do what I want to do, I refuse to that that. Going my way, and doing my own thing will only lead me to dissatisfaction and misery. so, I recommit myself to God who has everything it takes for me to do His will. Lead me, Father, along the paths of righteousness. Direct my steps to only what would bring praise to Your name. Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…

May this be the prayer of people everywhere. Amen. Continue to dwell in divine protection, peace, love and joy. Shalom

© Jouyoz 6th August 2022

Day 450 Open Door

As more and more alternatives to getting saved are being presented, I come by once again to remind people that Jesus Christ is the only door through which anyone can walk to find total deliverance and salvation. God’s word tells us in John 10.9 I am the door; if any man enters through Me, he shall be saved. He will come in and find pasture. John 14.6 Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except by Me.

Be not deceived. The counterfeit can never be like the original. You spend so much to acquire what is fake that will not grant you the outcomes which you are searching for. Come through this open door and find rest for your soul. Other substitutes might be flashy, very inviting and convincing. Only when you walk through that you will discover that you have been conned. God has placed before you an open door which no one can shut. Revelation 3.8

It is my prayer that all who are struggling to make meaning out of life and their circumstances will find this open door and walk through for their ultimate redemption. Remember always that one day, this door will be shut. You do not want to be left out. Come to Jesus Christ right now and be saved forever. Shalom

© Jouyoz 5th August 2022

Day 449 Heavenly Citizens

Although we live in this world, we are not of this world. Haven been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, we were fully adopted into the kingdom of God. Where are all my fellow kingdom citizens? How are you representing the celestial heritage that has been conferred upon you? It is not enough to claim to know God; we must be worthy ambassadors in all that we do, and wherever we go to.

It’s a brief pause today to remind us that of our true inheritance in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:20 we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives, and we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Saviour. There is no hiding place for anyone who is a royalty. If your light is not making darkness disappear when you show up, then, you must revisit where you stand as a child of God.

A colossal shout out to all my fellow heavenly citizens who are living the life despite all the oppositions in our ways. We will not give up or give in. There is no life outside of the love of Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:2 For we died, and our lives are now hidden with Christ in God. Shalom

© Jouyoz 4th August 2022

Day 448 No Tattling

The humiliation which comes from spreading falsehood about anyone far outweighs whatever pleasure that was derived from that action. When you tattle, you gossip and speak untruths about a person or people. Would you want anyone to do that against you? To speak evil against anybody (whether in their presence or absence) never ends well. The Word of God has lots of instructions against this behaviour.

Many verses abound in the book of Proverbs on this subject of gossiping or tattling. Chapter 11:13 A gossip betrays confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. 20:20 Without wood, a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. Can we imagine a world where there were no talebearers? We can have such world if we work towards it. The urge to gossip might be great. However, if one is able to ignore it and instead reach out to the individual, everyone wins.

Let us be reminded that a tattler only presents him or herself as a person who cannot be trusted. So, the next time you find yourself tattling, ask yourself if you will be trusted at the end of that discussion. We must not entertain any tattler as well. When ‘juicy’ topics are presented, we should stop it or walk away from taking part to destroy a child of God. Luke 6:31 Treat others in the same way you want them to treat you. Tattling in any manner has no positive benefit on anyone. May we be guided to avoid any conversation that will reduce another person, and not bring glory to the name of our God. Amen

© Jouyoz 3rd August 2022

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