Regrann from @swlorg - The SWL Annual 40 days of Giving Challenge started on Wednesday 14th February 2018. Many of us have items of clothing, shoes, toys and more that we have not used in a long while. This is an opportunity to declutter our closets and homes & donate these items to the less privileged who have really need them. We visit the Shelter of Abused Women & Children @sawac_ng every Easter with your generous donations.
I know there are some of you who regularly clean out your home and declutter but you still want to be a part of this challenge, this year, there is also the opportunity to donate cash which will be put towards our ‘Gift of Hope’ campaign where we support children living with childhood cancers with their treatment. We do this through the @thedorcascancerfoundation
We thank you for your generous donations! To be a part of the Giving Challenge, contact Tolu on 08090911025 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you as you give and put a smile on someone’s face this Easter! - #regrann#Charity#Give#Easter#Love#Giving#Donation#Hope
Regrann from @audreyjezigbo - #NotSoRandomThoughtsThisMorning
Handcuffs are still Handcuffs...irrespective of the cuteness of the outer coverings. Once they are on you, you are locked down!
Beware the compulsion to comply with societal expectations and nuances that inadvertently lock down the fullness of your life's purpose and destiny!
If you always have to be 'on top of your game' or 'on point'....if you always have to 'slay' or whatever new buzz word currently determines the flow of your circles....then you are wearing fluffy pink handcuffs. If you can't simply be YOU...especially even with your own inner circle, that's lock down!
Reality is that each of us are a work in progress. Not one single human being on this earth has attained perfection. We may have some great achievements in various fields of endeavour yes, but as human beings called by God to deliver on different assignments for Him, we are on a long journey of constant refining and pruning.
Unfortunately, too many of us are distracted from the fact that this is our core assignment....doing the will of He who sent us here in the first place. We have cute shackles on that prevent us from walking in the fullness of obedience to God. We are more concerned with pursuing position, power and prestige. We are more concerned with how 'connected' we are to the right people. Many of us serve God, yes...but we need to question if He is truly first in our lives.
The beauty of God though is that no matter what kind of lock down we find ourselves in, even if we are willing captives...He leaves the keys right by us. Indeed He is the Key. All we have to do is look up and ask Him to open the locks and release us into a new level of usefulness for Him. He is able to redirect our errors. He is able to reset our thinking. He is able to restore relationships or whatever else we might 'lose' when He does a full work of transformation in us.
I pray today that the Lord will show me anywhere in my life that I have cute handcuffs on. I pray that He will show you. I pray the spirit of boldness upon us all as we allow the Lord truly set us free, that we might readily be obedient to His directives in that process. Amen
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” - Judges 6:12 NIV
God addressed #Gideon as a #Mighty Warrior who would save #Israel.. and dude must have been like EHNNN!!!! WHOOOO!! He might have looked to see if another Gideon was standing behind him 😂😂 or if the Angel appeared at the wrong address!
His response was “Pardon me, my Lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” - Jude 6:15
Gideon did not see himself as anything but least in a family who was the already the weakest! You can say he saw himself as double Weak or Weak Squared!
However, God wasn't looking at what man or anyone saw... He was looking at His creation.. and what He created was a MIGHTY WARRIOR regardless of what anyone saw!
God doesn't operate like us, Romans 4:17 says 'God who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.' KJV version says God 'calleth those things which be not as though they were.'! HALLELUJAH!!! God CALLED him by what He created him to be! A mighty WARRIOR! Not the least from a weak clan! .
Not only did Gideon save Israel from the Midianites who had been terrorizing them, throughout his lifetime, Midian was subdued! 'Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon’s lifetime, the land had peace forty years.' - Judges 8:28 NIV
What do you CALL yourself??? What assignment is God sending you on but fear is holding you back from? What solution is inside you?? What must be subdued by you?? Gideons was to save Israel and someone might wonder if this applies to them as they don't need to save any nation! Well, it does! God needed Gideon to solve a problem and that's what Gideon eventually did.
In present times, we have so many world problems that need a solution! Someone started to subdue the problem of communication by creating a phone! Another subdued the same problem in a different way by creating the internet, another created social media... all solutions to the same problem! What do you call yourself? What will you subdue?
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