Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love

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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love.


That year, my boyfriend had forgotten my birthday.
I didn’t take it as a big deal since I wasn’t exactly the party, celebration kind of girl. Plus, I rarely celebrated the day myself unless someone else decided to do it on my behalf. Most years, it just went by like any other day unless someone surprised me like happened that particular year.


I was therefore shocked when I got a call from a friend telling me, “When you are in town, please give me a call, I have something that has your name on it and belongs to you.”


When I eventually got to town, my friend had a package with a number of goodies and among them was the biggest, most expensive looking box of Chocolates I had ever seen in my life!


I looked at the box very surprised and speechless. He looked at me, not sure whether I was happy or not. So he went on to explain further, “I didn’t know what to get you. I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn’t ask whether you like chocolates or not. I hope you love them”


I then told him, ‘It’s not that. I’m just really deeply moved right now. That is why I’m speechless.’


He prodded me, “Go ahead and open the box. These are really delicious chocolates. Plus they are rare to find in these parts. I know you will love them.”


I told him, “No! I will open them later, when I’m home and settled. I want to savor them. Slowly and patiently.”


But something deeply intrigued me. So I asked him, ‘Why did you get me all this?’ He then proceeded to tell me, “Simply because I think you deserve this and much more.” I wasn’t very convinced, so I asked him, “Really? Is it not because it was my birthday a few days ago?”


He told me, “It was your birthday? Why didn’t you tell me? I didn’t know.”


I looked at him speechless and with my eyes a little misty. I don’t know if he saw the pain and untold stories in my eyes that day, but he went on to say, “You deserve every beautiful thing in this world.”


I just looked at him quietly. Deeply moved and speechless. I didn’t know what to tell him. But in my mind I kept thinking, ‘Wow! Wow! God still does create them like this! God you still make them this way, there is Hope for humanity after all.”


That day, as I meditated on the events that had happened, the word, Kindness took on a whole new meaning.
.


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1 Corinthians 13:4


Jules


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Jesus Heal My Wounds – Prayer

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Jesus Heal My Wounds – Prayer.


Lord I really do have wounds that need healing.
I have heartaches. I have pains.
In places no one can see.

Sometimes I get really angry.
I don’t justify my actions.

Lord, sin is sin.
Lord anger is anger.
And I struggle with this sometimes.

I have been disappointed by life.
I have been let down by everything.
I have been mistreated by people.

Life has been tough.
And yes Lord.
I do realize this makes blaming others easier.
It makes it easy to convict and pass judgement.
It makes it easy to call people good or bad.

It’s tough Lord.
It’s tough for us all.

But your grace is sufficient.
Your grace will see me to the other side.
Your grace will carry me through.

The world might be dark right now.
Filled with hate and malice.
Full of pain and suffering.

But I’m comforted because I know. That you are in control. 

Though we are struggling my sweet Jesus, 

I know that you are familiar with our affliction. 

Jesus I need you desperately.

Please come and heal my wounds.

Please come and cure my pain.

Pour balm over my crevices and the places that lack.

Thank you for answered prayer.

In the precious name of Jesus.


Bible Verses:


The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.

Psalms 147:2-6


For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord,
‘Because they called you an outcast saying:
“This is Zion;
No one seeks her.” ’
18 “Thus says the Lord:
‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents,
And have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own mound,
And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.

Jeremiah 30:17-18


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Your Faith Has Made You Well – Faith Bible Verses

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Your Faith Has Made You Well – Faith Bible Verses.


Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

Habakkuk 2:4


“Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 7:50


According to your faith let it be to you.” Matthew 9_29 Bible Verse Instagram Post

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 4:13


“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20


“So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.”

Acts 16:5


Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2_4 Bible Verse Instagram Post

To demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Romans 3:26


When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

Mark 2:5


“If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?”

Luke 12:28


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1_17 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. 22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Matthew 21:21-22


But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 6 just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:

Romans 4:5-6


Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

Mark 10:52


For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4_13 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

Luke 17:6


Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, 6 among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;

Romans 1:5-6


Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Luke 18:42-43


If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17_20 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Acts 6:7


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:17


But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

Luke 22:32


Your faith has saved you. Go in peace. Luke 7_50 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

Acts 14:22


Since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Romans 3:30


So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.”

Acts 15:8-9


“According to your faith let it be to you.”

Matthew 9:29


I now send you, 18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

Acts 26:17-18


But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;

Romans 3:21-22


“Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:19


“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”

Matthew 15:28


Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:28


“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”

Mark 5:34


Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

Romans 3:31


“Have faith in God.”

Mark 11:22


“Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.”

Matthew 9:22



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He Is The Best Fix For Your Anxiety And Worry – The Holy Spirit

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He Is The Best Fix For Your Anxiety And Worry – The Holy Spirit.


The dictionary defines anxiety as:
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.


Is anxiety a healthy, and normal reaction to stressful situations? Well, I guess it depends on the extent of the anxiety. If the anxiety is excessive, and obsessive leading to toxicity and unhealthy consequences, then it seizes to be normal.


Anxiety is a common worldwide disability that cuts across national, racial, age, gender, and economic boundaries. Parasitic anxieties are known to surface anytime from childhood through to old age.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law. Galatians 5_22-23 Instagram Post
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law. Galatians 5_22-23

The exaggerated worries and expectations of negative outcomes in unknown situations that typify excessive anxiety are often accompanied by physical symptoms. These can include twitching, muscle tension, headaches, stomach cramps, and frequent urination. Behavioral therapies, with or without medication to control symptoms, have proved effective against anxiety in selected cases.


While behavioral therapies work in some instances, I believe the greatest, most effective person to teach us new ways of living anxiety free lives is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit counsels, guides and teaches excellently.


Paul encourages believers to be transformed by the renewing of their minds and who best to help with this but the Holy Spirit. Renewing the mind leads to changes in behavior.


“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Romans 12:2

The word of God in the Bible which is Holy Spirit inspired is also an excellent resource you can use when you feel anxious, worried or stressed.


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Below are some Bible verses you can read and meditate on that will help you to overcome your anxious thoughts.


Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Psalms 139:23


What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 2:22


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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6


When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.

Psalms 94:19


Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.

Proverbs 12:25


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So then, banish anxiety from your heart
and cast off the troubles of your body,
for youth and vigor are meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 11:10


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7


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Prayer:

Lord Jesus as we go through life burdened with anxieties, worries and stress, please send us your Holy Spirit to help us to handle the pressures and overcome so we can live the abundant stress free life that only you can give. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.


Elijah


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Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s that time of the year when we get to celebrate the blessing of Motherhood that God almighty bestowed on females.



It’s important to honor and gift your mother while she is still alive. It’s also helpful to give your mother a gift that relates to her interests.



So, if you have a mother who is health conscious, loves wellness and is always looking for products to improve her health, then these gift ideas maybe an ideal choice for a mother’s day gift for her.



Take your pick and delight that special woman who mothered and keeps mothering you.




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How To Restore Your Mind, Spirit, Soul, Body, Heart And Recover From Pain – Healing

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How To Restore Your Mind, Spirit, Soul, Body, Heart And Recover From Pain – Healing

Many people don’t like talking about pain because there is a sort of shame and guilt that society often attaches to pain and suffering.

This therefore leads most people to burying their wounds and never fulling recovering and experiencing restoration.

There are many types of wounds; 

Some deep, some superficial, and some very close to the core.

Wounds can be caused by a number of things like burns, falls, car accidents, animal bites, physical abuse etc.

The list above is filled with physical causes of wounds and pain. But what about other kinds of wounds and pain?

I hope you understand that human beings are not one dimensional. We are made of five dimensions; Mind, Body, Soul, Heart and Spirit. 

We are so intricately and magnificently created. The creator sure knew what he was doing when he was making man.

The scriptures testify thus:

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Psalms 139:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139_14 Bible Verse Instagram Post

If you have a bodily or physical wound, you can go to a doctor and he fixes you. 

But what about the kind of pain and wounds we can’t see?

Wounds buried in our souls, hearts, minds and spirit? 

Let us take an example of soul wounds.

Because it’s difficult to see a soul, some people ignore soul wounds but the more these kinds of hurts are ignored, the deeper they grow and fester.

Sometimes, they grow so deep, we forget who we are. 

They become so intense until we are shadows of ourselves. 

They grow so deep, we fail to find a cure and in turn seek out destructive and temporary escapes.

Some try to find a cure in drugs and pills. Others try sex and comforts in the bodies of others. 

Some try to drown the pain in a bottle or a hobby. But after awhile, and after much trying, they feel emptier and worse than when they started.

The above fixes don’t heal soul wounds. If you try any of the above, the pain will keep tormenting you through flash blacks and memories. 

You will never find a cure in drugs, pills, sex, alcohol, hobbies or video games.

A number of things can cause our pains:

The list may go something like:

Hurt and disappointment by friends, family or just the world.
or
Betrayal by loved ones.
or
Domestic abuse and violence.
or
Sexual abuse.
or
Loss of loved ones
And
The list goes on and on.

After awhile, pure souls can become dark and scary places. And dark souls can lead to hard and bitter hearts.

But thank God for a cure. Yes! There is but one cure for soul wounds.

LOVE is that balm and cure.

Love heals and restores. It is able to lead to recovery and redemption.

God’s love is the ultimate antidote but human love is good too. 

As you go out today, please love a soul. It could be a smile, a hug, a kiss, a kind word, a wave of the hand.

Whatever little you can do, please do. You just don’t know whose medicine and balm you might be.

The sages have said that words have the power to convey love and provide therapy. 

Poetry is one of those ways we can creatively share love. 

Wounds!

Deep gashes and slashes

Wounds that live in the soul

Some leave scars

But some keep bleeding

You can see and feel them

In angry words

In rude faces

In unkind acts.

Wounds!

They can be healed

Love heals

Love washes scars away

John

Healing From Alcoholism – Hope – Powerful Stories

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Healing From Alcoholism – Hope – Powerful Stories.

Addiction is a real bondage and struggle for many people in our world today. Alcohol, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana, Cigarettes, Sex, Porn, Violence, Dirty Language, Shopping and the List goes on and on. 

 The amplification in the number of people suffering addiction might explain the increase in the number of Rehabilitation centers, services and health workers.

Addiction not only causes challenges for the person who is bound but also for his/her family, friends and the community.

With the strong pull and lack of self-control that many addicts experience, is there hope for freedom?

With addicts fresh from Rehab, relapsing and ending right back in treatment, is there healing and redemption? 

Self-control is one of the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. Self-control helps us say no to addictions, sin and iniquity.

Are you struggling to quit a behavior that is holding you captivity and bound? 

Then come to Jesus, repent and ask him to fill you with his Holy Spirit. There is always room at the cross and Jesus is eagerly waiting for you.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5-8

To give further inspiration and encouragement, I’m sharing the story of Billy Buc who struggled with Alcoholism for many years but managed to break free from his addiction and has been sober for 9 years. He starts one of his articles by giving us some amazing news.

“On November 16th I celebrated nine years of sobriety. Life is good! I have completely changed my life in nine years. I have completely changed my lifestyle in nine years, and I’ve completely…..”

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To finish reading his inspiring story, please click on the link above.

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I Will Heal Them And Reveal To Them The Abundance Of Peace – Healing Bible Verses

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I Will Heal Them And Reveal To Them The Abundance Of Peace – Healing Bible Verses.



Sickness can be a difficult time in life. And with an increase in incurable diseases there often comes a desperation and hopelessness when one is faced with illness. A common question that is often asked by non-believers is does Jesus still heal or are miracles things of the past.


Well, the answer is simple. If we believe that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, then we can also believe that he is able to do what he did yesterday, today and forever. So, in dealing with the issue of spiritual healing, I decided to look at three verses and what they can teach us on how to attain healing from God.


1.If we need God to heal us we should fear him. Fearing God is not the same as unbelief. Fearing God is obeying his commandments and living in godliness, righteousness and truth.


But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. 3 You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 4:2-3


2. The Lord is Faithful and waiting to heal us of any diseases we may have if we turn to him. Sin and iniquity can lead to disease but the Lord’s forgiveness will bring healing.


Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. 7 And I will cause the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel to return, and will rebuild those places as at the first. 8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. 9 Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it.’

Jeremiah 33:6-9


3. Humility draws us closer to God and his healing presence. Prayer and seeking the Lord in sincerity will cause him to heal our bodies, our loved ones, our life and our Land.


If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and My ears

2 Chronicles 7:14-15



Do we want the Lord to heal our land and our lives? Then let’s turn to him and start to live in righteousness and godliness.



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