KINGDOM BUDGETRY | ”AN UNCOMMON PROJECTION OF GOD TOWARDS ME”


lacked ye any thing? any of the common blessings of life, food to eat, or raiment to wear?

“Then Jesus asked his disciples, “When I sent you out that time without purse, bag, or shoes, did you lack anything?” “Not a thing,” they answered.” Luke‬ ‭22:35‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

This morning, as a custom of few of the brethren and myself, we pray for the local church and the body of Christ everyday, from 7:30-8:00 am. During our intense prayer for Gods provision, i deeply sensed the presence of Christ; whispering these same words of scripture within my heart. Gripped with awe I picked my Bible after time of prayer and began to let the above scripture sink in deep within the places of my being.

Suddenly, I heard myself whispering these words; ”God, you have a budget plan for those you’ve commissioned, and they will lack nothing by your providence.”

GREAT PROVIDER: Our father is a provider. He meets the needs of his people. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places. These blessings are to be manifested in the physical realm through an act of faith on the part of the believer. There are times in our lives, especially when all looks cosy we sometimes have this sense of ownership of our existence.

We feel we are of ourselves in charge of our lives assignment. When that sets in you know pride has taken over. And pride always leads to a fall. God is our sufficiency. If you don’t see it like that and you depend on self ability or efforts, in times of deep crisis of lack you will completely shut down and burn out on every scale. The system of Gods provision is to help us walk with him through rest. Resting in his providence. We are not to grapple with worries and unnecessary concerns.

WE LACKED NOTHING: I don’t know what your needs are today. Friend, you and I can draw strength and find encouragement from the powerful response of the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ when he put these questions before them. These words are an encouragement to me today, that God, where he assigned he also provides. No one’s goes to war and set a budget for himself. You are under the huge budget of the federal funds. So you don’t have to worry about all the basic needs as a soldier, in order to focus on your assignment. That’s exactly how our God works. He takes care of his business. Everything about us that fits into his purpose is his business. You are just a channel. He’s the source. The source of what it takes to fulfil his will on this side of eternity.

Jesus asked his own disciples: when I sent you to propagate the gospel, did you guys lacked anything? And they said, ”not a thing.” I know you truly understand the profound response; ”NOT A THING”. It means they lacked nothing at all; wherever they came, they had a friendly support system for accommodations; they were provided with every thing necessary for them; they had both food and raiment, and good lodgings in every place; the houses and hearts of men were opened by Christ to receive them, though they were sent out by him so empty and destitute.

God in his own right has set all the needed financial spiritual systems to fund his own work. That’s powerful! What do I mean by that; ”God in his own right has set all the needed financial spiritual systems to fund his own work.” When the disciples were sent, these guys had no idea where they will lodge and so forth. They just obeyed their master out of faith and set out for the assignment. True to their amazement everything they needed was met, for a fruitful outcome. They did believe in the one who had sent them.

”Outstanding results always correspond to a simple decision of obedience and faith in God”

SUPERNATURAL INTELLIGENCE: Sometimes we got everything twisted because of our lack of knowledge or intelligence of the methodologies of God. You can’t just use your head and numbers to figure everything out. No, it doesn’t work like that!! Everywhere God commands his word (his assignment) he goes before his word to influence physical happenings for an uncommon breakthrough for his people. That’s why it is important we pray daily to seek the light of God for illumination.

We need to understand how God works. We also need to understand from the Holy Spirit, the satanic manoeuvring in the realm of the spirit hindering our lives, and engage war against them. Until we grasp the mind of God we may go through endless lack and life limitations and accept is as a natural flow. No, that’s not how our father operates. He’s our shepherd and he wants us not to lack all things. (I know there are trying times ) Over here my emphasis is on endless lack. What should I do? We need to invoke the promises of God concerning the very situation we going through, through intense prayers of faith and humility of heart to influence the realm of Gods provision in order to provoke physical agents of men who may directly or indirectly line up with the vision of God upon our lives by the will of the Father. In the dire need of my family and the church, I had seen the heart of men moved by God to push his agenda forward. Sometimes you even wonder where this person got the idea to support you [financially, emotionally, materially, etc] beyond measure.

“So we went on rebuilding the wall, and soon it was half its full height, because the people were eager to work.” Nehemiah‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

Friend, it is God! He is the one that moves the heart of people. It doesn’t matter — God can use anything, anyone. Yours is to pray and expect him to move on your behalf. Hallelujah!!

CASTING OUT. TAKE DOMINION: Satan also works to manipulate or avert Gods supernatural agents of change from having an encounter with you. He works that through many ways. He set up territorial forces and powers in the area of your assignment to control the actions of men against you. This happens a lot in the areas of those in ministry or directly engaging business within your community or city. You need to wrestle those powers in the power of God. Have you ever had a good idea to help someone then suddenly someone came with a bad report then you lost the drive to do so?

“I saw that the people were worried, so I said to them and to their leaders and officials, “Don’t be afraid of our enemies. Remember how great and terrifying the Lord is, and fight for your relatives, your children, your wives, and your homes.” Our enemies heard that we had found out what they were plotting, and they realized that God had defeated their plans. Then all of us went back to rebuilding the wall.” Nehemiah‬ ‭4:14-15‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

That is how the devil works — he came to steal, to kill and to destroy all good things that come our way so that life becomes unbearable. Today, by the power of the Spirit of Christ, God is influencing the universe and the people within it for your good. Anything that tries to withstand your progress and breakthrough shall not prosper. Have an expectation of goodness, because the good shepherd has surrounded you with all of his goodness.

Say to your soul; ”Nothing at all is missing, Oh my soul. You lack nothing. In Jesus name, all needs of mine are met according to Gods word.” There is a release of financial helpers and human resources. People with loyal heart, so dedicated to your Ascension. Amen!

FRIENDS & FAMILY



Family is a blessing. 

Friendship is a miracle.

You have it both?

Keep it with your two hands

Protect it from the dark moon

Hide it in your heart; a treasure

Why walk with your head down?

Why sit ye lonely, filled with questions?

Blessings & miracles are always under attack

Don’t give up on them, cause of imperfections

Don’t think you can make it alone, without it

Families are a blessing from the Lord

He sets us in mild, and wild families —

The good, the bad, and the ugly, are from Him

Do everything to make it organically good

Don’t ever say; “I wish I belong somewhere”

Sometimes, we pay attentions to the little

Stuff, so we miss the bigger picture

Families are a blessing

Friendship is a miracle

I am glad I belong to a family 

You’re my family, irrespective of your color, Race, creed, religion, and what have you.

I deeply love you, fam!

— :: McDaniels Gyamfi // 4/28/16 ::

GOD REJOICES OVER YOU WITH JOY


My Savior is a great shepherd. My Jesus is a good shepherd. Each sheep at His sheep pen are His favorite. He watch over us with equal attention and rejoice over every one of us with gladness of heart. He is in the midst of us, in the midst of the storms. He calms us with His over the top love. Even those who are overwhelmed with sin and their heart fails in fear, and the ones wounded in heart, through trying times; He carry upon His shoulders and send them to quiet waters, to refresh their soul. From the riches of His abundance, we drinks to our fill and eats to our satisfaction. All we ever needed, He anticipated and made super abundant provision, for our daily benefits. We are the sheep of His pasture, and all that He has is ours.

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  The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. [Zephaniah 3:17  AMP]
– McDaniels Gyamfi –
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WHAT DOES GOD SEE WHEN HE LOOK AT YOU? Pt. 1


photo Credit: Google imageImagine a world filled with people who are living under the influence of innocence, because they are born from the innocence of God. They have no consciousness of guilt, sin, shame and condemnation. They only function from the core of their perfect nature in God. I don’t really know what you think about yourself when you look God in the face. Your opinion of God towards you and others is the sum total of your life story…it practically defines your belief system. The issues of life flow from our belief system. Wether we fall or stand, its hinges on what we believe. Remember, wrong belief system always leads to wrong behavior. I trust that you will develop new foundations for your feet today, to usher you into freedom and success, all the days of your life. Amen!

MY BELIEF WAS MY PRISON – I became born again in my late teen with a couple of friends, in a rough neighborhood of Ghana – Africa. We were so on fire for God in every way possible, without apology. I almost served in every department of the Church, for wrong reasons. I knew I was genuinely in love with God but what I didn’t know was if He loved me with high-octane passion, just like the way I did loved Him. I surely knew I was in love with Him more than He

Photo Credit: Google image did! What was wrong, McDaniels? I was living passionately for God on the outside, but was secretly dying slowly on the inside with the fear of not pleasing Him. I read a text of scripture from the book of Hebrews, which says without faith one cannot please God. That really spoiled my Christian honeymoon for years. I knew back then that you will need the giant faith of Elijah, Morris Cerrullo or Billy Graham, to be well pleasing to the Lord. I never felt the real joy of Christianity, I knew my prayers were not breaking through the glass ceiling or will always fall into the death ears of God. Can you believe it? I was afraid I may end up in hell, with all my spirituality. Wanting to please the Lord when He looks at me, I started working hard for the Lord…daily dose of scripture memorization, evangelism, extreme fasting and self denials, and what have you, just to motivate Him to change His mind of displeasure towards me. I was buying my way to acceptance through works. Christianity is a life of “I am” not “I need to become”. I will explain this statement later, but friend I want you to tattooed this profound truth into your heart.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

YOU ARE A DELIGHT TO GOD – There is a system of belief which says; one need to have a giant faith or grow in the depths of their faith in order to please God. This wrong assertion or belief has rob the masses of the confidence to approach God, as dearly beloved.  Many has the feeling that until they graduate or matured into that state of faith mastery through their own effort, it will be impossible for them to please God. They go through long periods of fasting, extreme self denials and the practice of Photo Credit: smallbiztrends.comcopying people they consider as men of faith. They travel from one county to the other, looking for a man of God to lay hands on them for the imputation of faith, so they can please the Lord in their walk with Him. There is nothing wrong for a man of God to pray for you but how your Father in heaven thinks concerning you, does not depends on who lays his or her hands on you. First of all, those who do not please God in their hearts are not those who has placed their trust in Him. Do you believe that God exists and is persuaded in your heart that you are born from above?

What is faith in the first place? I love this simple definition of faith; “Faith is having a good opinion about God”. This makes it so simple for me. When you need faith, you don’t have to look at yourself to produce faith. You just need to look at God to activate the measure of Himself in your born again spirit your to have a good opinion of Him. And true enough, in times when you are low in faith, it’s because your opinion of God at the time needs adjusting”.

WHAT DO I MEAN BY THE MEASURE OF HIMSELF? Your Bible says that;“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3) This is so beautiful! The new creation man has being dealt with the measure of faith. My friend when God gave you the measure of faith, how much faith do you think God gave to you? Are you thinking, maybe God gave you a smaller version of faith than He dealt with everyone else? The measure of faith which you received caused you to believe in Jesus Christ as your savior. It is more than enough from start to the end. It is through this faith you walk over the head of the cobra and every form of the enemies attack. hallelujah!

The faith of Jesus Christ is tabernacles in your heart when you made Him the Lord of your life. This faith is not a product of self effort, it is a gift from GOD that allows you to walk in alignment with Him. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” The verse says; grace and faith ‘is the gift of God’. You already have  the faith that overcomes the world. Those who overcome the world are the people who believePhoto Credit: Google image in Jesus Christ. It is one thing to have faith and another thing to develop or to put into use the free gift of faith. Develop your faith by the persuasion of the word of God. The Bible says that; “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”(Romans 10:17) The more you set your heart to be immersed into His word of His grace, which is able to build you up, the more you begin to think like Him and speak like Him in your daily life.

One of the ways I control every situation in my life is to allow the Holy Spirit to escort me to the banqueting house of Christ Jesus and let Him speak tenderly to my heart about how He feels towards me in my predicament. His words of life resonates with His life in me to rise above the evil occasion, effortlessly. What if God finds fault with me? Your God is not a fault finder, the devil is. Even in our mistakes, He leads us to the path of righteousness for his name sake. He will not throw tantrums and lost breath for our actions. He always point us to who we are in Him. You are created to function like God; a faith being. God is not passive…He spoke the world into existence. He did not speak problems into existence. Don’t tell God about your problems, tell your problems and situations about your God. This is how we are wired to function; in authority and power.

Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Without faith it is impossible to please God, but with His faith in you, He breath over you with delight. To be pleasing in the Greek is the word euaresteo (pronounced yoo-ar-es-teh’-o) which means to be well pleased with a thing, having pleased or to gratify entirely. It pleased the Lord to give you the measure of Himself, so that He can walk with you in divine romance. The measure of the faith of the people (for instance preachers or faith healers) you admire is not bigger than the measure of your faith in your born again spirit. The difference is that, they have learned to release the supernatural ability of faith in God, that yields results. Friend your God is936750_473999902670979_334376063_n not a respecter of persons!! Remember, you have not been given the measure of faith to force God into action. Your faith only appropriates what God has already done through Christ Jesus. The desire of the human heart to invent its own route to reach God always leads to unfulfilled frustration and ill acceptance. The reason many Christians do not feel well pleasing to the Lord. They are always accused by Satan of their below standard faith, no matter how much they try to walk in faith. Out of desperation and rejection in their soul…they can’t talk to their daddy in heaven, in prayer. Usually, they go through prayer mediators to pray on their behalf to God. The measure of faith God gave to you, whether its like the size of a mustard seed or papaya seed; it’s all you need to stand before the devil without fear and relate with your God, without timidity or shame.

AN ACCOMPLISHED TRUTH – Friend you can be set free from the bondage of ill acceptance. My life is a testimony of a man being set free from the religious bondage of a wrong believe system to tell you that when God look at you He is not disgusted in your walk with Him. According to His good pleasure, He predestined you into adoption by accepting us into the beloved. Scripture says that; Ephesians 1:4-6 (KJV) According as he hath chosen us [past tense] in him before the foundation of Photo Credit: Google Imagathe world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. I love the Andrew Wommack commentary on Ephesians 1:6; “The Greek word translated here “accepted in the beloved” is the exact same word rendered “highly favoured” in Luke 1:28. “And the angel [Gabriel] came in unto her, and said, ‘Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee [Mary]: blessed art thou among women” (brackets mine). These are the only two times this word is used in the New Testament.

Therefore, being “accepted in the beloved” means you are “highly favoured” of God! Look your face in the mirror and tell your soul that your are highly favored, loved and accepted in the beloved. [Jesus Christ]  Adam, the first man, was never in a try and error project to become. He was functioning from who he was until he fell from his original position. Christianity is a life of I am not I need to become. Most Christians are trying to do things ( trying live holy, read the Word, tithe, fast, etc.) to make themselves acceptable to God instead of resting in the beloved to let His life flow freely in us. You are well pleasing to God, because of Christ. Believe and see it transformed your life.

– McDaniels Gyamfi

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YOU BELONG


For an item to be declared as missing, then there is an owner. For someone to be said to be missing, then he or she belongs. You definitely belongs.

Of whom do I belong ?

You belongs to the creator of heaven and earth. Where-ever you are today (whether in the valley of addiction) will never changed His mind towards you. He is motivated by an unusual love to find you and bring you home. Because you belongs to a Father who created you in His image and likeness. Every child enslaver knows too well that their captives belongs to a family or a parent that dearly loves them and will do whatever in their capacity to free their child from the claws of slavery. Satan is a slave master, who has mastered so well in brained-washing the masses with orphaned mentality and an outcast syndrome. The orphan mentality says; “I have nobody” “I am on my own in a lonely island, sold to slavery” “God is mad at me and life has nothing good for me”.

THE SAINT AND THE SINNER – The only difference between the guy at the corner of the street who has become a junkie and the guy who enters into the store front Church, with freedom in his eyes is an identity issue. Lost of identity is not lost of ownership…lost of identity is lost of birthright. Once you lose your identity, you lose the platform to share in the glorious benefits of a relationship built on mutual love and acceptance. The saints are people who have been sanctified from a heart and conscience once controlled by death, unto life eternal. Their heart and affection resonates with their Father in heaven. They have found shelter in the city of righteousness.  Satan may have distracted you of who you really are to God: “He has probably told you a lie that; “God is angry with you” “You are not worthy and valuable in God’s sight” or “God has distance Himself from you and all that”. This is the good news; For God so loved the world (See John 3:16) Why should God had to love the world when we were all a mess? He loved us because we belongs to Him and the only way to bring us back into that mutual relationship is to surrender His own life in our place, as a propitiation. Through Christ Jesus many has come home and are enjoying free breakfast with their daddy whiles millions still gropes in the dark with empty stomach, like sheep’s without shepherd. You may have sold your soul to Satan and you serve him with movies_les_miserable_hugh_jackman_anne_hathaway_1passion but I must confess to you that Satan is a deceptive, illegal owner. Your real father and rightful place of belonging is God. You belongs to Him and He is coming after you with a heartbeat. Yes! He is here talking to you through this blog.

Whenever I looked into the eyes of a fellow human being, all I see is someone who belongs to a being who dearly loved them so much that He smiles on them. He is happy about His creation. I do not mean to say everybody is saved. You can belong to a God who loves you and yet miss the chance to enjoy His love and how He feels about you. It is through Christ Jesus that we walk back into the loving arms of our loving Father without any sense of fear. How you get lost and how many years you have been missing is not the worries of God. His heart is only after you. Yes! His heart of love is after you. Because you belong to Him. What should have been your response, if you knew for all these years that God is not mad about your secret sins and addiction, but truly loves you to the core, even in your foolishness? Will you be motivated by His love to continue in slavery and the emptiness or you will run to Him and enjoy Him. God does not need millions of worshipers at every Sunday to worship Him like slaves so that He can bless us. No, He wants us to enjoy Him freely…this satisfaction from God does not hinge on our obedience or performance. You don’t have to do too well before you receive healing or receive your basic needs. God is not like a Father who only offers the best for his children because they serve him well. The more we enjoy God as our father, the more we are empowered to do greater works which puts smiles on our faces. Your greater works makes you fulfilled. It is not what you do that makes God happy or fulfilled. Friend, God is already happy, fulfilled and complete. Alleluia!

THOSE WHO BELONGS, BELIEVES – When Jesus said we should not worry about tomorrow, He really meant it. He was not playing with words my friend. He was talking about meeting our basic needs in life. He was talking about things that drives people who walks in unbelief, too crazy. What will I eat? What will my kids wear? Where will I sleep? Why am I here? Does God has a plan for my life?. What?? Where?? How?? Who?? are questions which has been already answered by your Father in heaven through the finished work of Christ. In Christ Jesus, you are completely complete and wholly whole. You lacks nothing! Because you belong to a God who cares about every detail of your life; you can trust Him to meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. When Jesus said; “Are you not worth than the birds of the sky”. He did said that with you and I in His mind. He was saying, these birds has value but there is nothing that resonates my being than yourself. He was spark-aleadershipwisdom.blogspot.comsaying; “You mean too much to me than anything and I will always express my love to you, just as a father looks into the eyes of his new-born child and sees value. What have I done to be worth anything much? Your total life is a life of favor. You are an excellent icon of a living God…your worth is not determined by your performance nor your background. Your worth is determined by your identity with God as a son or a daughter through Christ Jesus. Just as Jesus is well pleased in the eyes of His Father as beloved, so are we in this world. It is recorded in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesian, Chapter one verse six; “ to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved”

The good, the bad and the ugly parents of this evil world, have one thing in common. There are few who do not care about their kids but the desire to see our kids have their basic needs is a common trait of most parents. What makes us think we are better parents and so caring than God? God is faithful and He will never fail a promise. You don’t have to do right to expect right from God. You have to always expect right treatment from God. What ails you? Cast it upon the Lord, for He cares.

Matthew 6:25-32 (AMP) 25 Therefore I tell you, stop being [a]perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the [b]span of his life? 28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and [c]learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his [d]magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.

OH, THE DETAILER – Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Friend, God knows every detail of your thoughts. He is not looking into your worried heart to condemn you or makes you feel miserable. He wants you to know that He holds they keys to the true fulfillment of your life. Even the number photo credit: google imagesof the hairs on your head is well counted. If He knows this detail, what makes you think He did not care about your health, peace, finances, ministry, family, job, etc. Your thoughts are His concern; He is saying; “you are too precious to be deteriorate with anxiety…hand it to me”. He is saying; “don’t bottled up in fear and despair”. Whether you are happy that you belong or feels like life is throwing curve balls on you, His greatest plan is that you will stay in the persuasion of His good opinion about you. His opinion is that;”Your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all, so don’t worry  about a thing”. You can’t tell a friend to trust you and not worry about his rent if you don’t have what it takes. It is only your God who has ever made such a bold statement. He is able to do according as He has said if and only you will rest in Him. He is not having a mental assent of the desires of your heart. He always goes the extra mile to meet your needs just as He keeps feeding the birds of the sky; who neither sow nor reap into barns. You don’t belong to your circumstances nor the prison of your past. You belongs to a great King, who is so caring to forgive and so loving to wipe away the old slate. You are not a slave neither are you a servant; you are the son and daughter of the creator of heaven and earth. That feels so good and liberating; to know that you are dearly loved, highly favored and accepted by your heaven father with a heartbeat. Glory hallelujah!!

LETS PRAY

“Thank you so much, Father God. You have not disowned me and neither are You angry with me. Your Holy Spirit has brought me to your banqueting house and your banner over me is love. I boldly confess today that I am not an orphan but a child of destiny. I willingly come home to explore the depths of your great love and the riches of your inheritance, in Christ Jesus. I am free from slavery and the power of sin which hinders so easily, in Jesus name””. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi

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DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?


God’s love for us; it’s the most powerful force known by man. Our love for others is the most complex thing in the body of Christ.

It is very common in christian circles to hear people brag about how zealous they are for God and deeply rooted they are in love with Him. Most believers think they get a complete grasp of Photo Credit: Google imagethe depths of love until you begin to questioned them; if their love for frozen yogurt is the same as their love for God, marriage partners, family and friends. There is a huge gap between ones love for yogurt and his love for friends. We easily mixed up agape love (the love nature of God) with conditional love (love based on conditions). My aim in this write-up is to unveil God’s nature of  love. More so, to find out if you are  radiating His love nature on this side of the cross. As new creatures in Christ, we have been transformed into the very nature of God through rebirth, to diffuse His love without measure in every place. We have become an excellent icons of God’s kind of love, on this side. Friend, let’s do a very simple exercise, which will literally change your life and that of those around you in a very profound way.

First Corinthian thirteen list almost fifteen (15) vital characteristics of God’s nature. As you read from one to fifteen on this list, you will see what love is and what love is not. Now, the question we all going to ask ourselves today is; “DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE ME?” Whenever I have asked some of m buddies this unique question, they either froze or begin to sweat from their face, down to the soles of their feet. I have had many scratched their head and ends up asking me the same question, without a clear answer. The Holy Spirit gives us a fine portrait of what love (God) is; (God is revealing His nature. As we see His nature; we also capture our identity in Him.) If God is love, then I believe that Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Church at Corinth, was not just giving the love requirements but rather painting a beautiful portrait of who God is.

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV- 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; [a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away

 Like I said before, this is a unique questionnaire or exercise to build your love muscles. All you have to do today is to grab your bible or read the anchor scripture slowly and prayerfully  wet your heart with the truth of scripture. As you meditate on God’s word, don’t condemn yourself on areas you fall short, but rather ask the Lord to continue to influence your thoughts and actions with Himself, to become the person He has intended for you to become; loving!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV) 

  1. Love is patient and
  2. Love is kind
  3. Love does not envyparental love
  4. Love does not boast
  5. Love is not arrogant
  6. Love is not rude.
  7. Love does not insist on its own way
  8. Love is not irritable or resentful
  9. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing
  10. Love rejoices with the truth.
  11. Love bears all things,
  12. Love believes all things
  13. Love hopes all things,
  14. Love endures all things.
  15. Love never ends.

LOVE IS A BEING – God is love, and out of His marvelous love for us through rebirth,  has infused Himself into us, so we can live through Him, by faith. This love must be first understood as a noun (a being) in our born again spirit before it can become a verb (diffusing, actions) influencing our daily lives. What I mean is this; you 1390729_476297235817345_1573454466_ncannot demonstrate the agape love out of your bankrupt flesh, until (God) who is love is unleashed through faith, to freely rule and reign through your human vessel which lacks the natural desire to love unconditionally. For instance, I had a very difficult situation with a sister who also loves God. Honestly, I was a complete wreck whenever we had an eye contact,  at Church. My heart and emotions were not ready to let some stuff go. I was right, she was wrong was the song playing in my ears and controlling my emotions. You know what I did? I prayed to the Lord, telling Him of my inability to love, my hurt, pain, resentments all the negative energy. I believe you know what I’m talking about, if you are not living in a lonely Island. I kept placing my trust in Christ to freely love the sister through me,without her having to change her attitude. It worked so perfectly as I confided in God for a breakthrough in my heart. The next thing I knew….I was sending text messages, phone conversation, then a visit to her family for a fantastic dinner. The devil has been defeated by the ability of Christ love, and not by my might or effort.

1 John 4:7-10 (NET) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. 8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

FATHERED BY LOVE – I love how the Holy Spirit trumpet it through John… everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The key to loving others without boundaries and limitation is allowing God to love you freely like a child who is fathered through pure love. Any kid raised in an environment of love, almost all the time grows up loving themselves and that of others. Are you receiving the unmerited love or you are daily working your way to earn His love? Those who are always trying to earn love do not know God through intimacy, to be able to love others. Such folks always expect others to earn their love through their good performances. If you had a bad performance they hold on to their love. Friend, does love look like you or do you look like love?

Photo Credit:www.tlxtransport.comThis is how God’s love manifests through us to those around us; “When we acknowledge His love through the indwelling presence of the Spirit of Christ, who always energized us through faith, to do the impossible and the uncommon”. That is the only way we can emanates or defuse Him like fragrance in every place. Allow yourself to be fathered by love. It has been said that; “Hurt people hurt”. I also believe that those who have embraced His relentless love as dearly beloved sons and daughters, will live victoriously, vertically and horizontally, without striving. Any love outside of God’s love is conditional, and it’s bound to fade out. God’s love never ends! If you have reasons to love me, then your love for me is conditional. You will say something like this; “I love McDaniels, BECAUSE….he is my friend” “he gave me $100 when I was broke, few weeks ago” “He is nice and all that”. “Because” is the clause of your love. Would you love me if am not nice? When you love me at all times no matter what, then you are walking in true love.

Ask the Lord to saturate your life with the agape presence; out of His great love, you will be able to love the undeserving  and be freed from all anti love attitudes and behaviors, which easily besets you in your relationships with people. Tell the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart today, of how dearly God loves you and how willingly He wants to express His love through you.

McDaniels GyamfiDiffusing Grace!

GOD IS NOT DISAPPOINTED IN YOU


Legalistic thinking says; “I messed up big time in this pilgrim journey and I am disappointed with myself.  God is seriously disappointed and mad with me”. Grace gospel says; “Your God is not in a mood swing. He is not mad at you, neither is He disappointed with you. He is madly in love and affectionate towards you, to restore you beyond measure”.photo Credit: Google image

Isaiah 54:7-9 – For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

God exhausted all the wrath that you deserved on Jesus Christ, that you may experience the blessings of Abraham. Jesus paid the debt He did not owe because you owed righteousness demand from the supreme justice of God, you could not pay. Did Jesus do all that for you because of your talents or good looks? You deserve death but He gave you life, you deserve condemnation but out of the riches of His kindness, gave you the free gift of righteousness by grace through faith. This is too good to be true. He did it because He loves you.

Photo Credit: Google imageSadly to say; the Church of Jesus Christ have become so beat down in sin consciousness, guilt and condemnation. We focus more on Sin (weaknesses, imperfection, inadequacies, and all the negatives of life) than focusing our emotions on Christ Jesus, and of His righteous acceptance towards us. She has no confidence and assurance to come before God in boldness to receive grace and mercy. Many believers are struggling in this area I have just mentioned, because of a system of belief which says “God reward us on our goodness and punish us on our imperfections” This is not scriptural but a perverse gospel to put people into bondage again, in their Christian life.

God is not angry with you. He’s already dealt with the sin issue and exhausted His full wrath on Jesus on our behalf. God does not condone with sin in His covenant with us, so to keep us on sinning spree. Under grace, He does not impute our sins and weakness, imperfections against us. Paul affirms that in the book of Romans…

Romans 4:6-8 (KJV) Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

 There is nothing you can do to make God love you more or less. He loves you not because you are lovely; He loves you because He’s love. Are you being weighed down by your weaknesses and blaming yourself for what you could have done right? There is freedom for you my friend!! Today, focus on the blood of Jesus Christ which atoned for your sins ones and for all, with the eternal benefit of a clean conscience, through forgiveness and allow the Holy Spirit to remind you of your completeness in Him. The mercies of God are revealed throughPhoto Credit: Google image this Messianic prophecy by  Isaiah, the prophet. God dealt with the Old Covenant saints according to their performance. But now God says, I am establishing a covenant with you through my Son, to meet all the demands of justice. After Jesus has taken our sins and wrath upon Himself; do we still beat ourselves down? If the accuser of the brethren point you to your weaknesses and mistakes point him to your position in Christ. Satan specializes in distracting you from who you are in Christ so that you will be conscious with your self weakness and past mistakes. he does that to poison your mind and heart from embracing the free gift of the quality life which flows from the Spirit of grace. What do you see?

UNBREAKABLE – The covenant that our heavenly Father have with us cannot be broken by anything. God is not pointing His mighty hands on you in disbelief for not fulfilling your part in this covenant. God is not rebuking you! Yes, He is not; under the new covenant of grace. He is always mending and restoring covenant with us through the finished work. The last time you messed up, God did not change his mind towards you and neither is He treating you special because of your performance level.

For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. (Isaiah 54:9)

Under the New Covenant of Grace, God is not condemning you, neither is He disappointed with you. He is not disappointed with you because you are not doing too much or you made a ridiculous decision in the past. Receiving His love and goodness when we are weak in our faith is what cures our inadequacies, so that we can be empowered to do good works. It is time to reckon our righteous position and allow grace to influence our thinking and the emotions of our heart. Sin persuasions do not change God…it rather blurred our eyes from seeing the overflowing stream of His grace and loving kindness in our direction.

THE SECRET TO WALKING IN PEACEBeloved, you have to position yourself in the arena of peace between yourself and that of God. Not knowing that the battle between you and God has been resolved through the shed blood of Jesus will always keep you in a position, trying to earn peace with God through your performance. God was mad with humanity Photo Credit: www.kristendukephotography.comthrough the original sin of Adam, but has now received us through His tender mercies, not on the basis of our performance or works, but through Jesus. You now have peace with God. The curtain of separation has now been torn into two, with complete access to the Father of love and mercies. He has not hidden His face from you, because of your sins and neither has He withheld His goodness because of your low par performance in your Christian life. Here is the good news as recorded by Apostle Paul through the Spirit, in the book of Romans.

Romans 5:1-2 “1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

The message of the angels to the poor shepherds is the greatest news of pure joy God sends to humanity, when God came down in the person of His Son, to reconcile men to himself. This  message of peace on earth and goodwill towards men is not just a cliché on Christmas season. It paints a glorious picture of the place of mankind through the lenses of the perfect sacrifice of Christ. The war is over; a new day of salvation, acceptance, love and favor is here for those who will believe in Christ. Stop fighting your way through the jungles of life and let His peace wash your heart.  Luke gospels trumpet it clearly;

Luke 2:13-14  (NKJV) 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

When it feels like God is mad with you and disappointed in you because you haven’t done enough to make Him fulfill His part of the bargain; you completely falls from grace. God’s healing grace or physical provision cannot be earned by how holy you are or perfect your days has gone by. The gift of righteousness has brought us into the grace terrain to get access to God’s goodness through the persuasion of His great love. God’s goodness towards you is not to condone with our mistakes. Should one not deal with his mistakes before you ask for favor from God? It is only God’s goodness which can break the power of weakness and failure. On our own; we are dead!! Scripture says that;

You surely don’t think much of God’s wonderful goodness or of his patience and willingness to put up with you. Don’t you know that the reason God is good to you is because he wants you to turn to him? He is not afraid to be Good. (Romans 2:4 CEV)

Why should I be afraid to receive His abundant grace, to meet all of my needs? So ask, knock and seek…surely you will find Him when you least expect. He is not angry but closer to you than a brother. I have had people complain to me with anger in their face. They say things like; “I have prayed, paid my tithe, anoint myself with oil and done all there is to be done and yet God has not restored my life”. My friend you don’t deserve any good thing from the Lord on the basis of what you do. He loves you and therefore cried out; calling you to come to His throne when you have even messed up. Lighten up and come to the end of yourself and run to Jesus, even now. Prayer, tithe, and offering are scripturally encouraged, but they are not a means to which God will cause His healing on you. (This is another subject in itself)  What about giving money to God to motivate Him? As a covenant child of God you are guaranteed to walk in the blessings of God according to your position as the righteousness of God. Your giving to God is motivated by His love for you and your confident trust in Him, as your source of sufficiency.

ON YOUR MARK, GO! – The book of Hebrews reveals the heart of our high Priest. Christ Jesus, our chief priest sits on the right hand side of God through His complete work on Photo Credit: Google imagethe tree in royalty and power. He can be touched with our infirmities and weakness. He is not throwing tantrums every passing minute of the day. He has thrown a wild open invitation for all who believe in His name to come;For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)

At what time do we come to the throne room of grace? When we feel we are too okay in our own right or when we have needs? I believe scripture challenges us to come with an attitude of boldness and not of shame and self defeatism heart and beat down conscience, trying to negotiate with God with our tears and religious emotions. It is a matter of a complete and sincere knowledge of true righteousness and our supernatural connection with God which goes beyond any human limitation. Nothing; absolutely noting should keep you from the love embrace of the Father.

salt and lightA PRAYER TO PRAY- Thank you Father God for loving me just as I am! Today I come into your very presence; Jesus my high priest to receive grace and mercy. Thank you for saturating my heart with eternal pleasures and beauty for my ashes

A TRUTH TO REMEMBER- I am love and crazily accepted by the God who created heaven and earth. His love for me changes my perception towards life and my relationship with Him

A THOUGHT TO CHEW ON – As a covenant child of God you are guaranteed to walk in the blessings of God, according to your position in the righteousness of Christ.

A LIFE TO LIVE- I will share the truth of God’s mercies to those who are beat down in condemnation and sin consciousness by point them to God’s goodness and open hands.

   My deepest love to you my dear friend. With your eyes on Christ, the victory is a done deal. – McDaniels Gyamfi