His Gifts

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He gives us e v e r y t h i n g.
He does it a l l.

We become His inheritance,
He becomes our treasure.
We are saved by Him,
He is adored by us.
We are made new,
He is glorified.
We are filled by Him,
He is loved by us.
He purifies us,
We become holy.
He leads us,
We follow Him.
He guides us,
We are carried by Him.
He honours us,
We are obedient to His voice.
He forgives us,
We are eternally thankful.
He cleanses us,
We are sanctified by Him.
He heals us,
We are made whole.
He reveals Himself to us,
We worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
He brings us to life,
We are immortal in Him.
He raises us,
We are glorified in Him.
He marries us,
We are His bride forever.


‭‭{Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-10‬}
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Jesus Rescued Me

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Do you ever think of God as a r e s c u e r?

We are saturated with love stories of the Knight in Shining Armour rescuing his bride from torture and death, then the two run off to live happily ever after in a paradise world.

But where did this idea come from?

Certainly, no real human love on earth even remotely resembles the perfect love found in fairy tales.

But the idea of perfect love, of a sacrificial rescuer who loves so passionately that he is willing to die for his bride…that h a d to have come from somewhere.

Why do we have such a high ideal and desire for perfect love when it has never been found between two imperfect humans?

Because this perfect, saving, transforming, unconditional love has been written on our hearts.

Because it’s alive.
It’s real.
And it’s why we exist.

This love is so real, and we’re made to crave it. It’s what leads us to our Creator. We know deep down even in the midst of imperfect love, that there IS perfect love out there, somewhere. There has to be. That’s because the One who d e f i n e s perfect love is the one who m a d e our hearts and that’s why we yearn for it so deeply. Whether we admit it or not.

We yearn and crave and ache and desire for this love all of our lives until that love rescues us from this hopeless reality. Because that perfect love is our only hope.

Jesus is the only answer to our ravished craving for wholeness and love that we all possess deep within our heart.

It’s our purpose as human beings to be filled with His love. To be saved by His love. And if this perfect love in Jesus isn’t found in a person’s lifetime, then they will die spiritually dead in their sins and miss out on the only true, perfect, love that ever existed.

And rejecting this perfect love will result in the greatest heartache that one will e v e r experience.

Let Him rescue you.

‭‭{Romans‬ ‭8:38-39‬}
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Oh, how He loves His bride!

Design

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{Psalms‬ ‭104:1‬}
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

I just can’t get over the exquisite beauty of snowflakes! The intelligent design in this one single tiny snowflake is undeniable. It bursts of displaying a Creator who delights in His creation.

A p e r s o n a l Creator.
A c r e a t i v e Creator.
A m a j e s t i c Creator.

A Creator who rejoices over every single little detail – even the ones we humans don’t even notice.

If He is like this with one single snowflake out of an infinite number of snowflakes that has graced this earth – a snowflake that is here momentarily and gone within seconds – how is He like with humans beings that He has made in His own image?

Oh, once you’re in the folds of God’s love,
once you drink from the rivers of His delight,
once you are lead by Him to green pastures and peaceful streams,
You will n e v e r be the same!

Your heart will be so overcome with love for Him that you won’t know what to do with yourself. Your heart will feel like bursting in deep love for Him as your eyes soak in the pages of His holy word. Every word will incite delight to your heart as you drink in His living waters and eat His bread. You will become utterly amazed at every single bit of His creation.

Because you’ll be in love with the Creator.

Pause and reflect on the glorious design in this tiny snowflake and sing praises to Him with all of your heart!

HE is L O V E L Y.
HE is W O R T H Y.
HE is G L O R I O U S.

{Psalm 36:8}
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

{Psalm 23}
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

{Ephesians 3:17-19}
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

{John 4:14}
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

{John 6:35}
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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Put g o o d things into your body. When you put good things into your body, your body will be in good health. And what are our bodies?

Temples of the l i v i n g God.

Yes, our lives as Christians are indeed spiritual. But as God’s people who are set apart for His purposes and His glory, it is imperative to take loving care of the bodies that God has graciously given us. We must care for them with •respect• because He m a d e them with •respect•.

Remember, we don’t belong to ourselves anymore, we belong to Jesus.

Spiritually a n d physically,
we are His.

Let us glorify Him in all we do, including what we put in our mouths. Let us delight in the foods He kindheartedly provides this earth.

{Psalm 139:14}
I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.

This bowl of chocolate yumminess may look unhealthy but I assure you, it’s
f u l l of goodness and nutrition!

B l e n d:
Frozen bananas | Cashew milk | Unsweetened cocoa powder.

T o p w i t h:
Drizzled natural peanut butter | Peanuts | Buckwheat.

D e l i c i o u s.
W h o l e.
H e a l t h y.

God is L O V E

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And apart from Him there is no love at all – only a phony substituted version of love that will never satisfy our hearts and always leave us restless. But in God’s love, we find t r u e rest for our hearts. How can there be real love outside the God who created everything into existence? The One who actually stitched your heart together and is making it beat this very moment?

Pause and take a moment to feel your heart beat inside of your chest. He’s the One making it beat.

He‘s the One who defines love, and therefore there’s no possibility of finding love, real love, outside of Him.

If it isn’t His love, what is it?

It’s good emotion but is tainted with personal desire, lust, and selfish motive. Even in our best efforts our love is stained with sin.

But Jesus Christ showed us true, pure, real love in while we were yet sinners, He died for us in the greatest sacrifice that has ever touched man. And this great sacrifice is the free gift of salvation. Jesus took the penalty of your sin, if we accept Him as our Lord and ask forgiveness. He endured what we should have received from a righteous, just, holy God.

This God is true love, but in perfect unity He is also perfectly just and wrathful towards our sinful nature. But, if we turn to Him and cry out to Him for salvation and forgiveness, you will receive this beautiful gift.

Won’t you accept True Love today?

Once you taste the real thing, you’ll never settle for plastic.

{1 John 4:7}
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the sacrifice for our sins.

Jesus is my King

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No matter what goes on in my life, Jesus Christ is my King.
No matter what storm, what trial, what tribulation, distress, pressure, heartbreak, or failure I face, He’s my King.
No matter what fears I have inside of me, He’s my King.
Whether I’m victorious in life or I can’t walk any longer, Jesus is my King.
Confusion may overwhelm me at times, but one thing is for certain – the Rock is my King.
I may get discouraged, but Jesus is my King.
I may not understand, but Jesus will always be my King.
No matter what adversity wants to get ahold of me, my Jesus is my King.
No matter what type of darkness that tries to subdue me, Jesus is my beloved King.
Whatever I go through in life, I’m carried under the everlasting arms of King Jesus.
No matter who rules the world or what kind of power they have, Jesus is the King of Kings!
No matter which president they elect, Jesus is Lord of Lords.
Jesus is the King over rulers, nations, authority.
Jesus is King over the entire earth.
Of my entire life, my soul, my spirit, my mind, my being, He is my sweet King and I want no one else.
Of my heart, Jesus is King, forever and ever and all eternity.
JESUS IS MY KING!


{Deuteronomy 33:26-27}
There is none like the God of Israel,
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majestic glory.
The eternal God is your refuge as dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He drove out the enemy before you,
And said, ‘Destroy!’
So Israel dwells in safety and security.

His Love!

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His love, oh His love. I could sing about His love all day and all night.

His love makes me exhale into a warm puddle and it makes my heart want to burst all at the same time.

His love is so perfect that it has the power to calm our fears, give us perfect peace in every situation, make our chest flutter with joy, heal us and make us whole. His love is that powerful.

His love is powerful enough to save us from hell and gentle enough to whisper sweet words of comfort in our ear.

His love is rich enough to satisfy the human soul altogether, with all our cravings and longings.

His love is the ultimate treasure to those He loved before the foundation of the Earth. We were loved by Him and existed in His mind before we were e v e r conceived. Before our parents and grandparents and ancestors were conceived. And when a human heart falls deeply into His love, His heart becomes the ultimate of treasures.

His love is powerful enough to remove our sin and the consequences of it if we come to Him. His love is powerful enough to save us from Himself and His wrath.

His love calms our fears. His love makes us alive. His love frees us. His love lifts us up. His love carries us through this life and into Heaven.

His love is so intense that He was compelled to come to this earth from the throne of majesty and endure torture, beatings, ripped flesh, and blood poured out. For us.

There is no greater love than the love of God.

If you haven’t yet, will you accept His love? If you already have His love, never cease to treasure it more than your own life because it is more worthy than your own life.

Love the LORD your God with all your heart, your soul, your mind, and your strength.

This is the purpose of our existence. Nothing else will ever matter. This is the reason you have breath.

I Become less, He Becomes More

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When we are in Jesus, His strength is perfected in our weakness.

We become less. He becomes more.

I remember weeks following the special moment that I gave my life to Jesus Christ, there was this strange new feeling within me.

I was dying to self.

I was becoming less, and He was becoming more. It was very new and unfamiliar to me, because I had spent all of my entire life trying to be m o r e of me. In perfect unity, He was spiritually circumsicing me and giving me a new heart. From a hard heart to a tender heart.

In this, the sinful calloused, fleshly nature in me was being removed by the hand of God. In His refining fire, He was burning away the person previously known as Tanya for the past 29 years.

At first, this new feeling was u n c o m f o r t a b l e.

Because I wasn’t acquainted with being less of me so God could be more in me. I was used to always trying to be m o r e of me. But more of me without God is an ugly thing. Jesus completely reversed this within my new heart:

Selfishness to selflessness, vanity to humbleness, greed to giving, hate to love.

I knew what was happening was good, and I desired it. But in my new baby believer’s mind, dying to self was also just a little bit painful. I could f e e l it. I was a w a r e of it. It was an awareness through my entire being – mind, heart, and soul, that He allowed me to experience. My spiritual outer layer was full of dirt, defilement, and darkness, and it was being removed to reveal my t r u e identity as a daughter of the King.

When I came to Christ, I was transformed into a new creature. I went from dead to alive. Mortal to immortal in Jesus. The old had passed, and the new had come.

With the Holy Spirit freshly in me, I had to learn that more of me is bad, and less of me is so so so good. Because less of me means more of Him. And more of Him means more of His strength and power made perfect in my weaknesses.

It means my weaknesses can be used for His purposes and made into strength by His power.

Though ecstatically full of joy in the Lord, this discomfort I felt at the beginning of my relationship with God was my fleshly carnal nature being cut off of me.

But I’m so glad it did. And I’m so thankful that I’m s t i l l being refined. That I’m
s t i l l dying to self. And that I’ll a l w a y s be sanctified. Because He has become m o r e in me. And more of God is a very wonderful thing.

{Deuteronomy 30:6}
And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants [that is, He will remove the desire to sin from your heart] so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul, so that you may live.”

‭‭{Colossians‬ ‭2:11-14‬}
When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.

{2 Corinthians 12:9}
Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough – always available – regardless of the situation]; for My power is perfect in your weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may completely enfold me and may dwell in me.”

{Ezekiel 36:26-27}
And I (God) will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.

{Romans 6:11}
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

{Luke 9:23}
And He (Jesus) was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

{Galatians 2:20}
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

{Ephesians 4:22-24}
In reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

{Isaiah 64:8}
Yet, oh LORD, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter,
And we are all the work of your hand.

Jesus is Salvation

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Worship the Lord of glory! Praise His beautiful, Holy name. Jesus is our God. The One God. The only God. There will be NO other, never has been another, and never will be another God.

He’s my Creator, and He’s your Creator. He gave us breath, and the most significant thing we can do is give our breath back to Him by praising Him and honouring Him. Loving Him and obeying Him. Seeking Him and laying down our lives for Him. He’s so perfect and majestic and mighty and wonderful.

Look at this beautiful things He has made by His hand and respond in adoration. He is the o n l y God, the only way to salvation, and He is breathtakingly glorious.

Jesus Christ is the seen image of the invisible God who offers the only way out of this meaningless existence on earth. He’s the only freedom we have. When you turn to Him, your life can have meaning and you can be set free! Without Him, you will be imprisoned and your life will have no meaning because you are separated from the very One who made your heart beat and gave your lungs air.

He’s the One your soul craves, yet you do not realize this. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Tell Him you want His love. You will experience meaning and purpose and you will begin living a supernatural life with the presence of the Most High God living inside of you and surrounding you. Don’t you want the favour and mercy of God poured on your life?

Jesus Christ isn’t just my God because I love Him. He’s your God too, even if you hate Him. He’s the atheist’s God, the Muslim’s God, the drug addict’s God, the alcoholic’s God, and even the satanist’s God – even though these people worship evil things and deny the very One who created them. There isn’t a million ways to Heaven, there is only o n e way.

One way.

Just because someone doesn’t believe in Him does not mean that person will not have to face Him when they die on earth. And when you see Him, if you have rejected the truth all of your life, you will cry in utter terror at what you chose instead of Him. You’ll see the King in His majestic perfect splendour and you’ll scream in shame and horror because you’ll want Him but it will be too late. You have time today to choose Him. Tomorrow you may die.

Please choose the beautiful God who spoke you into existence. Speaking from experience, He is so worth it. Now that I have Him, there isn’t a single thing I’d give Him up for. All I want to do is express my love to Him all my days until my last breath.

I belong to King Jesus, and I will never get over Him.

J E S U S

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among people by which we must be saved, for God has provided no alternative for salvation.”
{Acts 4:12}

Have You Ever Tried Chocolate?

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Once you become deeply acquainted and intimate with God — once you begin a relationship with Him and saturate yourself in His Word — once you seek Him and actually find Him — you will fall powerfully in love with Him. He is impossible not to love, once you taste His own love for you. He is so loveable in every way, even in His passionate jealous anger. He’s irresistible to the soul that was made for His pleasure.

But you won’t know this until He supernaturally fills you with his Holy Spirit, which for to happen, you must open up your heart to Him. You must turn to Him, and ask him to forgive you and be your life. Your God. Your Saviour.

When it truly happens, you’re in for more than you can ever fathom. He fills you with His passionate love and you’re consumed by Him.

Thus begins the greatest romance a human being could ever experience. 

If you grew up never tasting rich, good quality, velvety chocolate, you would never have an appetite or craving for it. Never tasting it, you don’t realize what you’re missing. The same is for God Himself. He’s the most rich, decadent, luxurious, satisfying thing that anybody could ever experience. But you won’t know realize what you’re missing until you first taste His incredible love.

But once you do, game over. You’re His. You’re done with everything else and you are His.


{Psalm 63:1-8}
O GOD, You are my God;
With deepest longings I will seek You;
My soul thirsts for You,
My flesh longs and sighs for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have gazed upon You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth offers praises to You with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate and thoughtfully focus on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.