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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 193 House of Prayers

Below are some quotes that might spur someone to pray more everywhere.

While it is fantastic when God’s children can gather to worship and pray together, it is also exhilarating to be a prayer house at any time, with anybody and in any location upon the planet! God is everywhere listening to hear us commune with Him.

Do share your thoughts about any of the quotes in the comments. It will be delightful to hear from you. God bless you.

I hope that billions of prayer houses and altars will spring up before God as the world continues to experience all the impacts/effects of coronavirus. Be a prayer house as I leave you with God’s protection, peace, love and joy. Shalom

© Jouyoz 17th October 2021

31st October 2021

This is an invitation for you to join other believers in Christ Jesus to let our lights shine on the stated day. All who know and love God are called to come out with their family, friends, church, neighbours with any type of light of their choice.

Come join in as we illuminate the world with the light of Jesus in us. Let us share our faith, belief, love and trust in God with our lights.

Do all you can to be part of this global event. It will take place all over the planet where there are children of God. Come and demonstrate your faith in Him with other believers. The world needs God. It is our duty to point people who do not know Him to the Father of mercy.

Plan, prepare and get the light (candle, torch or hurricane lanterns) for this occasion. Do all you can to join in. This is essential especially now that a lot of the prophecies in the Bible are being fulfilled.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

© Jouyoz 17th October 2021

Day 192 God-shaped Blank

Everyone who gets born arrives with a blank in the heart. A lot of people have toiled extremely hard to accomplish all that they have. They accrue so much and are never satisfied. They continue to run and chase everything which would take them from one level to a higher one. They are never settled. Their happiness is missing because they are never filled. To acquire the good things of life and achieve great success are excellent. But when you do not have God in your life, you will never be satisfied.

it is okay that you are searching, trying everything to honour your cravings. You do know and feel that emptiness inside. The raw desire that you are constantly searching for how to quench can only be filled by God. Greater success, more money, another relationship, another bottle of alcohol, another sniff of the newest type of drug in the market, living in a palace, being a king, fame, fortune, all the men and women in the world can never seal that hole which makes your heart incomplete. Only God who made you that way can plug it to give you the authentic fulfilment that you are yearning for.

The Bible says in Psalms 107:9 that God satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness. He is the only one who can do that. He made us so. Stop wasting your time. Work hard to live comfortably. Nevertheless, do it in Christ Jesus to gain the ultimate comfort which nothing can snatch from you.

Precious family and friends, if any of you do not know God, you will keep searching in and going to all the wrong places/people, doing all the wrong things that cause you more harm than good. Come to God and let Him satisfy you maximally. Allow Him to give you what you are looking for. It is not anywhere or in anyone else.

I hope that people everywhere would come to have their hearts healed with that hole plugged. Leaving that hole empty when you pass away, will be detrimental for your eternity.  

Life without Jesus is like a doughnut 🍩 for there’s a hole in the middle of your heart. Come to Jesus so that He can mend that pit to the full and you will never thirst again.

As I leave you with divine protection, peace, love and joy, will you let God plug that emptiness today to give you true contentment?

© Jouyoz 16th October 2021

Just Believe (Part 2)

When Abe left home at the age of seventeen, she left with her best friend who was a year older than she was. They had wanted so badly to join the army but could not at the time due to being underage. Both youngsters, however, decided to leave home on an adventure around their nation. After the first year in a strange city and their finances running dangerously low, their next application to be enlisted was successful. However, they got separated and were posted to different parts of the Arab world where there was crisis.

Little miss Abe surrendered her life to God in the strange land where she felt ostracized from both her fellow serving mates and the community where they lived in. Her newfound faith flourished and gave her so much needed comfort. Once when they had an invasion, her entire unit almost got wiped out. But she was among seven others who survived that attack. After many weeks in a coma, she woke up one day with no recollection of what had happened, who she was or where she was. Abe spent four years in a remote village in the foreign land of Smyragstan living among the locals. She picked up the dialect quite rapidly and blended well with them.

Towards the end of her fourth year, a western Salvation Army team arrived with medical aid for the local people. Who best than Abe suited the position of an interpreter? That team spent six months among these people and supported many sick folks to improved health.

One would wonder why or how the military left one of theirs in a foreign land. Wonder no more because Abe had actually befriended and fallen in love with an indigene during her time at the hospital. So, when she lost her memories, she insisted on remaining in that land where she felt comfortable. Her employers had no choice but to respect her wish. The onus was on them to inform her family. That young lady had no idea if they did or not.

Seven years had gone past before Abe’s memories began to filter through gradually. She got flashes of events prior to her enlistment and during her serving years which gave her many sleepless nights. She remembered just waking up one day screaming her younger sister’s name. She wrote it down alongside all other things that she could recollect. Bit by bit, she began to put the pieces of her previous life together until she had a full scrap book.

On a trip with her friend, Abbas, to a neighbouring town, she ran into a serving unit commander who promised to help her. But that help would take nearly two years to come true. He, however, supplied her with contacts addresses of her family. This tenacious woman sent several letters to her parents and only sibling. Unfortunately, none of them got any response. She never really shared her entire ordeal with them in any of her letters.

It so happened that while Abbas was at work one day, he overheard chats about some of the soldiers giving away items because they would be going back home in few months’ time. Knowing that Abe had been nostalgic in recent times, he notified her about what he heard. She made him know that although she loved him very much and would love to continue staying there with him, she missed her family and would like to go home to them. She also pointed out that if it was God’s will for them to be together, He would make a way for that to occur without either of them trying.

Abe sent letters to her family to inform them about her trip back home. That commander pulled strings and got her parents on the phone for her. They were all overjoyed to know that she was alive and excited for her to return. (Or so she thought from their conversation although she did not speak with her sister.) Hence her journey back to her home country. TO BE CONTINUED

© Jouyoz 14th October 2021

Day 191 Trusted Friend

Hello my dear friends, I hope I can call you that. This topic speaks for itself. Are you a friend who can be trusted? Have you got friends that you can trust? We all want to have this sort of friend in our lives. People whom we can rely on whenever we need them.

Can you say confidently that you have got those whom you can trust with your life? Are there folks who you can reach out to in any situation, and they will come running to your aid? That is a tough position for anyone to occupy. But I do know that such people exist because I have some of them in my life. They are dependable and I can trust them with my life.

A trusted friend will stand by one throughout all circumstances of life. They may have their own issues, but they would make themselves available to support another person. Who would not want to have such friends! We get what we give. Friendship has to be nurtured. You will always recognise a friend who can be trusted. If you have one, hold on to them. Their kind are rare in the world. They are irreplaceable.

Let me use this opportunity to give a shout out to all those solid friends who have stuck by me through all seasons of life. If you have them, do send message of appreciation to them. Join me to celebrate our trusted rare breed. Let them know that they are special and that you are blessed to have them.

Jesus Christ is the friend who can always be trusted in all things. He has never failed and will never fail. Let us be like Him. Be the friend you wish to have.
May God help us to find those friends who would show up to play their part when we need them and we in turn be the friend that would make someone’s life complete. Amen be blessed with God’s protection, peace, love and joy always. Shalom

© Jouyoz 15th October 2021

Day 190 Be Humble

1st Peter 5:5 Clothe yourself with humility; for God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Verse 6 Humble yourself under God’s mighty hand that He will exalt you in due time.
James 4:6 God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Verse 10 Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.

God spoke a lot in the Bible about being humble. Jesus is our role model where humility is concerned. He had the power and ability to conjure and do anything to have the best while He was on earth. But he was so humble that He lived the simplest life. Although He was a King, He served everyone. We should emulate our Saviour. This is not saying that we should not have the good things of life and dwell in comfort.

We live in a time when everybody wants to be seen, described or present themselves as more than they truly are. People just want to receive accolades; they want to show off and put themselves on a pedestal that they do not belong to. God says to humble yourself. Only He can exalt you. When we try to exalt ourselves, we eventually fail. Why not leave it to the One who knows how and when to give you the platform which you so rightly deserve to have?

The perfect role model whom I knew (after Jesus) was my dad. My father lived the humblest life any human being could ever live. He had access and the opportunity to enrich himself stupendously in the company where he worked as a manager for decades. He had the privilege to cheat and commit various fraudulent acts that would have made him one of the wealthiest men of his days. But he remained honest. His honesty is a legacy which he left with us his children and grandchildren. We are all reaping the reward of the honest, transparent and humble choices that he made.

Humility pays. There is no point parading oneself in deception. Eventually, the truth is revealed. Pride goes before a fall. Humility or humiliation, the choice is yours. Let go of your ego. Nobody had made a bank deposit with it yet. And you definitely will not be successful!

Humble yourself so that God will lift you up. Only the position that God takes you to will last. Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in you. May His name be exalted through us wherever we go. Be humble irrespective or your wealth, position or status.

I hope and pray that more people will desire to walk in humility and be the example that the world need to see Jesus.

Thank you for your time today. Do remain in divine protection, peace, love and joy. Shalom

© Jouyoz 14th October 2021

Day 189 Jesus is Lord

I come out of the closet, again, in peace to present the secret of my success to you. Jesus is the Lord of my life. He is the Lover of my soul. I am so excited about this topic because I can point others to the One who has made me all that I am, and all that I will ever be. Jesus is the essence of my being. In Him I live, move and have my being. There is no me outside of Him.

it is absolute pleasure to share Jesus Christ again with you. Every opportunity to do this is a privilege for me. I know that there are lots of people in the world who know that Jesus is Lord. This message today is directed mostly to those who do not know Jesus as their Lord yet. My desire is for you to see and know Him. He alone is the one who can give you all that you are looking for both in this life and in that to come. Death does not end it all, just so you know. Hebrews 9:27

Jesus is the light that knows no power failure. He has never failed me, and He will not disappoint you, my dear. His Lordship is evident in the lives that are being transformed daily all over the world. People are being changed, renewed, redeemed, delivered and saved from the vilest of situations by the power in the name of Jesus.

The kingdom of darkness that controls this world knows that Jesus is Lord. As a result, they are working overtime to deceive and lead astray as many as they can get. They also want to keep people bound to all sorts of evil ways. This message is about the Lord of the universe who wants to be the Lord of your life if only you would let Him. Be informed today that everyone has that person to whom they bow. They serve and worship something no matter how highly placed, rich or poor they may be.

When you meet an important personality, a celebrity or one who occupies a prestigious position, you are excited and get photos with them. This is so that you can share your photos with others. Well, that is what I am doing here. I do not have a photograph that I have snapped with Jesus to share with you. Nevertheless, He is so awesome as the Lord and Master of the entire worlds/planets and all creations. He is also living inside of me, and through me, He is manifesting in the world just like all others who believe in Him.

Who is the Lord of your life? Who gets the praise for you waking up each day? Have you made yourself Lord over yourself? Is it your wife or husband? Parents, children, other family members, friends, governments, habits, items? What have you made Lord and God in your life? All those people or things will surely fail you at some point. Only Jesus never fails!

I’m yet to hear about or see any other God who watches over His own like My Jesus does. The love and light of Jesus have brought hope, peace, life and light to the lives of the broken, damaged, rejected, forsaken, lost, and the worse of the worse everywhere. Only God could transform them. Several groups, panels and individuals have tried to disprove the existence of God over centuries. But they have failed woefully as millions see and experience the power of God all over the world.

I just wanted to stop by to reintroduce and introduce the Lord of my life to everyone who knows or do not know Jesus Christ. It is my desire to see everyone come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. Stop wasting your time, resources and energy on those idols made by man. They can never satisfy that craving you are suffering from. Only Jesus Christ can fill you to overflowing. Come to Him today. Jesus is Lord.

Continue to abide under God’s protection, peace, love and joy as you receive Him as the Lord of your life. Shalom

© Jouyoz 13th October 2021

Day 188 Seek God’s Will

Those who truly seek the will of God get their desires and live fulfilled lives. Walking in the Will of God unlocks many doors. But you must first receive Jesus Christ into your heart to know His will for you.

When we walk in God’s will, He steps down to give us victory in all situations, even during those hours of temptations. Kings, queens and other great leaders in the Bible sought the will of God through the prophets and priests of their days. While we can hear from God through our pastors and other leaders, I am so excited that we can go directly to the throne of God to seek His face by ourselves.

In seeking God’s will, we give Him access to live through us as we shine as light in this world of darkness. Someone might ask that in a world which is enveloped with all sorts of free will and personal rights, who needs God’s will. I will say that everyone does because that is the only path to total success both here while we still have time and later in eternity. Seek Him while you still can.

Everyone alive wants to walk and live in the exact purpose for why they were born. Who best to show that than God? Go to Him. Your overall success depends on God’s will for you. Seek Him today.

May we not grope aimlessly in the dark corridors of life but run to our loving Father of grace to order our steps on the right path to seek His will for us in all things. Amen

Be blessed as you seek God’s will for your life. Remain in His protection, peace, love and joy in all things. Shalom

© Jouyoz 12th October 2021

Day 187 Be an Inspiration

Many years ago, when I left the shores of my birth country, I was an accomplished educator. I did what I loved and loved what I did. I went abroad with intentions to continue in my profession. After about a year, I secure a position as a support staff at a school. I took that position just so I could get a bit of understanding of the educational system.

It was a great disappointment to me because my observation revealed that teachers had no control over anything in the school. As a result, I began to look elsewhere while I was still in the school. However, a young chap got employed into the school and I was placed in his classroom as the support staff. After working with me for about a month, he began to address me as a teacher and would entrust his class into my hands. He trusted my ability and competence as a teacher.

That young man pushed, motivated and continued to hound me until I went for other courses that settled me back into the classroom as a full fledge teacher. He will never know how he inspired me to do and return to what I enjoy doing. Although he was not a believer in God, he inspired me in many ways. There is good in everyone.

When you are a real inspiration, it comes naturally to you. Such that wherever you go, you have huge impact on people. I never cease to ask for God’s blessings upon that fellow who rekindled my interest in something that brought me pleasure. No matter how wealthy or poor a person was, after their death, it is the lives that they blessed or destroyed that will remember them the most.

Just like air, one who inspires may not be seen or recognised because they are not loud and domineering. However, their presence, words and actions always depict and infuse life into other people. Do people leave you inspired, challenged, motivated and confident? Or are they full of doubts and intimidated by you?

We do not need all the money in the world to inspire anybody to become better. Use your time, words, actions and even silence to arouse something positive in another person. Whose life will be better or improve just because they met you? To be an inspiration, you awaken something in another person. You cause them to have deep thoughts about ideas, actions, events and their way of life. You cause them to become creative in some ways.

A word of encouragement can go a long way to liberate someone else. One who is an inspiration is consistent. They do not condemn. Instead, they communicate in love and truth with patience to support others until they become the best. Those who inspire, motivate, encourage stimulate and arouse others to be better are the real superheroes. Use your superpowers today. Become an inspiration.

Can you be the stimulus that will propel one person into actualisation of their destiny? Yes, you can. Be intentional. Make someone’s life better, brighter and content by something you say to or do for them.

May help us to influence others to the kingdom and to be positive influencers to those that He has placed in our lives. Amen

© Jouyoz 11th October 2021

Disruption

It is always a pleasure for me to have you stop by my blog. I hope that you find this as something worth your time. Happy reading this I love Monday edition.

Disruptions are generally viewed as unpleasant events that upset our perfectly or close to perfect plans and routines. Thus, when anything that remotely interrupts the smooth flow of our time, days and life, we are often affected greatly by them. While some disruptions are mild and one can quickly bounce back to normal, others are not. There are some that literally turn people’s lives around or as it often said upside down!

Last week Friday, 8th October 2021, I had an interruption of everything when I got locked out of my home. It was until nearly noonday on Saturday before I got back in. Everything I had planned was disturbed. That day was very busy for, me so I was looking forward to a peaceful early night rest which did not happen.

While I was stewing in anger at my sister’s place the following morning, I began to reflect on all my previous day’s plans. Some of them were not done while others were rushed over as best as I could. My mind wandered to the gift of a sister with whom I share a blissful family relationship. I did not have to announce my coming. I simply showed up there and called for the door to be opened. We had a good laugh at the silliness that led to the missing keys.

Some other things which I thought about included the excitement displayed by my nieces upon seeing me and knowing that I was spending the night; the peace in my heart that I did not have to travel too far to find a place to stay or spend money for anything at all that night. I also considered some of the activities that led to the key situation. Being one who was overly careful about nearly everything, I could not make sense of how I allowed myself to get distracted by a reckless idea and behaviour.

The point I am trying to make is that my disruption gave me another view to life. Although many things went undone, the world did not collapse as a result! I carried on the following day after returning home. Those things that upset our plans are sometimes messages to caution, check, guide, refocus or show us other areas which we would have missed.

Let us be mindful to not dismiss our troubles as bad before we see the good in them. Ask God for the understanding on what He could be pointing us to in all that come to disorganize our schedules. Disruptions can be blessings as well. Be patient to find them as we address them, make amends and adjustment to accommodate. We do not know what tomorrow holds but we know Who holds tomorrow. He can take us through whatever comes. So, be calm as you go through any interruptions that might show up this week.

Have a the most productive days in all that you engage in. God bless you.

© Jouyoz 11th October 2021

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