Kick start the New Year with a new you

Happy New Year!!!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations:3:22-23(ESV)

New Year begins with new hopes, new expectations, new goals, new habits for some of us and for others its just the same routine with another new month. Many of us start making resolutions which we strive hard to keep while some of us don’t bother making resolutions when we know we might fail keeping them.

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Wherever you stand today, know that everyday is a new day and GOD’s mercies are new every morning. Even as we have completed half of January, let’s review ourselves. Let’s take time to reflect on our journey so far.

Personally I always would like to start the New Year as a fresh start for my life. I do acknowledge that I’m quite not good at keeping my resolutions, but I like to try to get better at it. One of the things I like to do is stop carrying the negative things of last year into the new year, things that bothered me, things that made me sad or slowed me down.

Heres a list of things you can focus on getting better this year.

  • Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry – Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James:1:19
  • Love unconditionally, specially the tough ones – But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Mathew:5:44
  • Not to speak anything negative about anyone – Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. James :1:9
  • Stop complaining –  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. I Th:5:18 
  • Be Patient- Be patient with everyone. I Th:5:14
  • Choose to be happy- Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.Phil:4:4


Try making your own list and challenge yourself to keep them. One of the things that can motivate you is to think of the reward and think about the smile you will bring to the Father GOD.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.Phil:4:13

Have a great and productive year 2019!!!


Know your FATHER – PT 3

Millions of books written on the Heavenly Father’s great great love is not sufficient. We can never measure up HIS unfailing love for HIS children. Its hard to fathom and the best thing we can do is just soak in HIS love and reciprocate the same to HIM by obeying HIS commands.
10.He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12.He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13.The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalms 103:10-13
The 13th verse reminds me of a dream I had few years ago. It’s very very personal to me. Before I share my dream I would like to say that there are many controversies around the fact that the Father GOD could reveal HIMSELF to HIS children. The truth is yes, JESUS can reveal to you the FATHER. I just pray that you may have this special encounter or relationship with the FATHER.
Here are some verses to prove,
“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”Mathew: 11:27 & Luke: 10:22
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John: 14:21
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One particular day a few years ago in December I was not feeling well and my son was a toddler and I had guests coming home that day, so I had to cook. Just when I thought I needed some rest before I started my chores, my son started crying and wouldn’t let me sleep. Not sure if it was the pain or the stress or just cause I felt hopeless at that moment, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started sobbing. I hope every new mother would agree with me about these overwhelming episodes which we have every now and then.
But this particular evening like never before I cried out like a child and all that came out of my mouth was “Appa” meaning “Father” and “JESUS”. Eventually I was alright and did manage to cook and had a wonderful evening.
That night I had this wonderful dream, I saw myself playing with my Dad(not my earthly Father) and spending time with HIM. And in the dream I tell someone that I have to spend time with my Father and I can’t go with them, wherever they were calling me. I saw myself as a little girl running around and holding His arms.
When I woke up briefly from my sleep, I felt so happy and I asked myself, ‘wait a minute that was not my actual Father, the person with whom I was playing, but why did I call HIM Daddy and why I was I playing with HIM’? The Holy Spirit instantly told me that “It was my Heavenly Father”.
It was absolutely a wonderful experience, words fall short of telling you how I actually felt and the intimacy I have had since then with the Heavenly Father is phenomenal.
HE is always there with you. You might say I have never had such an experience or I feel GOD doesn’t love me the same way. No my friends that’s not the truth, intact the enemy would want you to think so. Remember He has no favourites.
For God does not show favouritism. Rom: 2:11
Our Heavenly Father is waiting with arms wide open for you to just experience HIS unconditional love, feel HIS embrace and hear HIS song He is singing over you.
When you go about your day and you feel you are all alone, know that YOUR FATHER is watching out for you and just lean on HIM.
Know that you are loved by the FATHER!
Shout out loud that “I am my Father’s Son”/ “I am my Father’s Daughter”!!!
Have a great Day!

Know your FATHER – Pt 2

‘The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.’
Jeremiah 31:3 
In the Message translation it says,
God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
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Yessss!!! HE never quit loving us, though our current situation or our taunting past or our dreadful fear of the future says otherwise. Just remember HE loves you all the time.
When I was growing up, I used to admire the way my dad loved me. I still remember when I was doing my engineering he got me my very first mobile phone in 2003. He never owned a mobile phone before but because I was staying in a hostel, he got me one to keep in touch with me. And no matter if I got good marks in my exams or not, his love never changed. I still remember getting my first colour mobile from Sony the very next year, it was an expensive phone at the time and I realised how much my dad and mom loved me and it was never based on any conditions.
It was never based on, “If you achieve something great academically or do great things”
It was always unconditional.
If my earthly parents could love me so much, how much more GOD will love us.
HE focuses on ‘us’ rather than our weaknesses or our failures.
GOD sent HIS only SON to die for us with out any condition even while we were sinners.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Rom:5:8
HE loved us with an everlasting love.
Through HIS word, through the promptings of the  HOLY SPIRIT, through songs, through ways you could never imagine HE is showering you with HIS love.
Remember HE is constantly loving you,He is constantly singing over you and quieting you with HIS love.

HIS love is not based on your behaviour.HIS love never changes, like the sun its constant.  Your behaviour will never change HIS attitude towards you.HE sees you as to who you will become and not who you are now.

I love this song by Matt Redman,
The Father’s Song-
I have heard so many songs
Listened to a thousand tongues
But there is one that sounds above them all
The Father’s song, the Father’s love
You sung it over me
And for eternity it’s written on my heart

Heaven’s perfect melody
The Creator’s symphony
You are singing over me
The Father’s song

Heaven’s perfect mystery
The King of Love has sent for me
Now You’re singing over me
The Father’s song

You are so precious to HIM that knowing YOU will make mistakes, knowing you will fail, knowing you will sin HE thought you were worth HIS unfailing love and sent JESUS to die in your place.
Even if you were the only human being on planet earth HE would still die for YOU.
Cherish your life because you are “Precious to the FATHER”. And especially when you think you aren’t good enough know that HE is singing over you and quieting you with HIS LOVE.
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty Savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zeph: 3:17
Have a great day “Beloved of the LORD” with the realisation that your FATHER is singing over you today and always.

Know your FATHER – Pt 1

If you ask me which is my favourite verse from the Bible, I would say its Zephaniah 3 verse 17.

Fathers love

‘The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”’ Zephaniah 3:17 

Every time I am overwhelmed in my life because of something or someone and my faith and hope seems to have vapourised from within me, I always go back to this verse and find comfort. Just the thought of knowing that my Heavenly FATHER is singing over me brings me tremendous joy and comfort.

GOD ALMIGHTY creator of Heaven, Earth and the Seas and everything that exists is our FATHER.

HE longs for each one of us more than we could ever imagine or think of. Some of you might wonder GOD never cares for you or HE has got so many others to take care of and you are not one of them, so on and so forth. But the truth is that GOD loves you and HE longs for you and your friendship. The entire book of Isaiah speaks about the longing that GOD our FATHER has for us and the love with which HE loves us.

The crux of the love of the FATHER is put in this one verse,

‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ‘ John 3:16 

GOD so loved the world beyond words could express, beyond one’s imagination or comprehension. It’s easy to deny the existence of GOD or GOD as a FATHER when we are surrounded by challenges and difficulties. We become blind and ignorant to the fact that our only help and comfort is found in HIM.

Our Heavenly FATHER has shown us HIS love by sending JESUS to die for us and saved us from death by giving us eternal life. That’s the greatest joy of a believer who has invited JESUS into their hearts and lives. But when confronted with troubles we often times forget who we are. I have come across people and I for one have done it in so many circumstances, where I felt GOD has forsaken and abandoned me and I felt I was not worthy enough for GOD to help me. One particular time when I sat in HIS PRESENCE HE so gently nudged me through HIS lovely HOLY SPIRIT saying “You are my daughter” , and that entirely changed my perspective. Just the thought that “I am my FATHER’s daughter”, “I am the KING of Kings” and “The LORD of Lords daughter”, completely changed me. No matter what happens, GOD never judges us by our mistakes, once we repent and turn to HIM, HE never brings up the past and never weighs HIS love based on our good deeds.

He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.’ Psalms 103:10-13 

HIS love is unconditional -Agape Love that will lift us up from the most darkest place and puts us in HIS embrace. HE is tender and compassionate.

Today my dear friend, realize that GOD loves you because HE is your FATHER and HE cares for you more than anyone on this planet earth. You don’t have to earn HIS love by being a good person. HE loves you just as you are. No matter how you feel right now, maybe you feel HE is far away or you feel you are in the deepest pit, GOD is right there holding YOUR hand and longing for you. HE is longing for you to come back to HIM.

You are HIS precious daughter and son.

Today live your life with this realisation that YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE KING!


7 Things GOD hates

Have you ever felt like me to please GOD in all you say and do? My everyday prayer is that my words, thoughts, and actions be pleasing to GOD. I know most Christians would want to live a Godly life.

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Do you know that there’s a list of things GOD hates? GOD has given them very clearly in the Bible in Proverbs 6:16-19 (NLT),

16 There are six things the Lord hates—
    no, seven things he detests:
17 haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that kill the innocent,
18 a heart that plots evil,
    feet that race to do wrong,
19 a false witness who pours out lies,
    a person who sows discord in a family.


Lets meditate on them.

1. Haughty Eyes/Proud look – GOD hates pride. Here are few verses you can meditate Proverbs: 11:2,13:10, 16:18, 21:24, 29:23

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them.Prov: 14:3

It’s better to not come under the category of a fool by being prideful. Let’s choose to be humble in all our ways

2. Lying Tongue – GOD hates lying and HE hates liars, be it black or white lie. HE says that the devil is the father of lies and when you lie you are his sons and daughters. That is pretty scary in itself. I would never ever want to be called that way, and I’m sure you wouldn’t too.

 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. ” John 8:44 NKJV

But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8 NKJV 

Some of the other verses are Proverbs: 14:5,25,19:5,9, I Timothy: 4:2

One more surprising truth is found in the below verse,

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? I John 4:20 NKJV

Its not an easy one but if you want to please GOD, better not to hate anyone or tell lies.

3. Murderer GOD is the giver of life and it is only HE who has authority to take it. Cain was the first murderer. JESUS tells us in I John 3:15 that those who hate their own brother is a murder. So even if you don’t kill someone physically, but you hate someone, not necessarily your own brother, you still fall under the same category of murders.

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. I John 3:15 NKJV

4. Evil Heart– In Jeremiah : 17:9, Mathew: 15:19 the Bible clearly states that out of the heart comes evil desires.

“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?Jr : 17:9

For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. Mt :15:19

Surrender your hearts to JESUS and ask HIM to guard your heart against all evil according to the below verse.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.Proverbs :4:23
The heart is the source, if its well guarded then it will produce good fruits if not then it becomes the source of all evil.

5. Wrongdoing  Also known as quick in doing evil. Genesis 39:12 says Joseph ran from temptation. He did not run towards it but ran from it. Also GOD says in 2 Timothy 2:22 and Psalm: 37:27-29 to run from evil. How often do we stick around close to the flares of temptation just to be consumed by its flames? GOD clearly wants us to RUN from doing wrong and from giving in to temptations.

27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[a];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.Psalms: 37:27-29
Today examine your walk, whether you run towards evil by wrongdoing or towards good by doing Godly things.

6. False witness   The simple definition of false witness is “A person who deliberately gives false testimony”.

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Exodus : 20:16

I’m sure most of us would be unaware of false witness, now how can we relate this to our day to day life? Being a false witness does also mean to spread false rumors or gossip about someone. Gossip has become a common thing among believers but GOD warns us about gossip in several verses, some of them are Exodus 23:1, Leviticus :19:16, James :4: 11, Proverbs: 16:28, 18:8,20:19, Psalms :34:13

And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. I Timothy 5:13 NKJV 

Let us make the below verse our prayer,

Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalms :141:3
7.One who sows discord- As Children of the most High GOD we are called to be Peacemakers and ones that unite and not divide people. GOD hates people who sow discord in a family, workplace or anywhere. The below verses clearly state to keep out such division makers out of Church – Romans: 16:17,18, Titus: 3:10.

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him. Titus: 3:10

Let us make it a point to meditate on these verses and to live a life completely pleasing to the LORD. Ask the HOLY SPIRT to lead you and guide you in your desire to please HIM.

Let’s start pleasing GOD in our day to day life!!!!




Who are you listening to?

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Who are you listening to? Listen to GOD’s truth, not the devil’s lie.

A few days back on a weekday I suddenly started feeling very down, and before I knew it I was getting all sorts of negative feelings about myself. At the end of the day I had all kinds of negative thoughts- that I was not good enough, I was a failure etc etc.

Although I read through the below verses during my personal devotion, I just missed out on confessing them or meditating on them.

Psalms 139 : 16-18 in Passion Translation-

16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me![g]
    Before I’d ever seen the light of day,
    the number of days you planned for me
    were already recorded in your book.[h]
17–18 Every single moment you are thinking of me!
    How precious and wonderful to consider
    that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
    O God, your desires toward me are more
    than the grains of sand on every shore!
    When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.

That evening as I sat down for our family prayer the HOLY SPIRIT reminded me of these verses and spoke to me about how I had allowed the lies of the enemy to put me down. HE lifted off the burden from me and made me realize how much HE would love me, with all my flaws and failures to think about me constantly in HIS thoughts. HIS desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore. In fact, every time HE sees me, HE sees me as HIS finished Masterpiece rather than the mess that I am now.

This particular incident made me wonder how many times do we believe the lie of the enemy over our lives, education, career, relationship, children, job, finances, health etc.

Do we confess GOD’s word over the lies spoken against us or do we settle with the lie of the enemy?

Today I encourage you to tune yourself to listening to GOD’s voice through HIS Word  and through HIS HOLY SPIRIT and shutting down the enemy. One of the best ways you can overcome those negative thoughts or words spoken against you is through the Word of GOD. Start confessing GOD’s Word out loud, and let the enemy hear the truth and make for a run.

Study the Bible not just read it, apply it to your day to day life.

If you have a check in your name for a huge sum of money and you never deposit it and continue to still live in poverty, that’s exactly how it is to have the Bible or even to read the Bible and not apply it.

Let’s start studying and applying GOD’s Word today!!!


Spiritually Seasoned



“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavour? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. Mathew: 5:13


While meditating on the above verse I was trying to google for some properties of the Salt, and I found this interesting one,

“It’s been proposed that adding salt to food enhances other flavors by tying down water molecules. Basically, salt might stop water molecules from diluting all the other flavors in your food. In this case, salt isn’t there to add a salty taste, but rather to hide bitterness.”

It is fascinating to know that, how a pinch of salt can turn a tasteless dish into a delicious one.

Now how does that apply to us in real life?  How can we be SALT? Being a salt (Born-again/Spirit-filled Child of GOD) can bring a huge difference to this world. Specially when you are out in the world be it your classroom, workplace or even a park, you will definately make a diffference. You will stand out in the crowd when you are a Salt. Your words will be different full of kindness and love, your actions would point out to JESUS and your behavior would not be the same as others. This can be easily noticed when you’re are standing in a queue or in traffice when others are getting annoyed and swearing, you will still be putting up a big smile because of the joy of the LORD in you.

Thats when people will notice theres something different about you, something contagious, something that they will also long to have.

There’s 1 more interesting fact about salt, the more you add salt to your food, the more you have the need to drink water. Salt makes us thirsty.

Just like eating lots of salt makes one thirsty, your attitude, behavior and handling things will also make the world thirsty for what you have.

Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out. Colossians :4:6(The Msg)

I love the above verse, part of being Salt is to bring out the best in others. Bring out the best in your spouse, your child, your friend, your colleague, your neighbor or any stranger that you come across.

The Bible gives us the examples like Joseph and Daniel, who stood out from the crowd because they had an excellent Spirit and everyone around them noticed that the SPIRIT OF GOD was with them. Everything they did was different than that of a worldly person and it brought great glory and honour to GOD.

Today lets make the decision, ask the HOLY SPIRIT to help you and guide you to be a Salt to this world. It pleases our GOD greatly to see His son and daughter doing HIS Will and fulfilling their calling by being a Salt and not just getting diluted in the world!

Let’s start seasoning the world!!!!!


PS: As salt absorbs water, so will our spirit start longing for more of the HOLY SPIRIT! Today soak yourself in the HOLY SPIRIT! (Courtesy:Arunesh :))

Spiritual Glow



Mathew:5:14 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

Its easy to make our face glow through facial and other treatments, but what JESUS is telling in the above verse is that we are meant to be the light of the world. HE is the  ultimate light(John:8:12) and if we have HIM in our hearts and when we start walking according to HIS Word we shine in this dark world.

Years ago i read a testimony of a former agent of satan, that when a Christian is filled with the Holy Spirit, he/she actually glows. They can be brighter or dimmer based on their walk with GOD. The evil spirits see us as walking lights in this dark world. Here is an exert from his testimony,

How Christians are Known?
The born again Christians are not known by the Bible they carry always or the many fellowships they attend. They are known in the spirit world by the light that shines continuously like a very bright candle in the heart or a circle of light around the head or a wall of fire around them. When a Christian is walking along, we see angels walking along with him/her, one by the right, one by the left, and one behind. This makes it impossible for us to come near him/her.

Heres the link where you can read the entire testimony,

So i encourage you today to never ever stop praying in the SPIRIT. The more you are filled with the HOLY SPIRIT the more your light will shine. To those who are wondering if you have the HOLY SPIRIT, the truth is when you accept JESUS as your personal Saviour, the HOLY SPIRIT comes and resides in you.

Psalms: 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
    and a light for my path.”

Spending quality time studying the Bible, actually helps and guides us to make the right decisions in our life.

Proverbs:13:9 “The life of the godly is full of light and joy,
    but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.”

May you let your light shine brighter than ever today by your walk and talk with GOD.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it Shine 

Let it Shine 

All the time







Christ’s wardrobe

Have you ever wondered about GOD having a wardrobe???

Yes, He does have a wardrobe. What is more fascinating is that HE wants us to use His choice of clothes for our day to day life.

Colossians:3:12-14(The Msg) says,

So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

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I love the fact that the basic garment for our Spiritual dressing up is Love. It says NEVER BE WITHOUT IT.

How often do we make up our mind to love others the way GOD wants us to. It’s so easy to love those who love us, but what Jesus says is to love our enemies and to do good to those who persecute us.

Mathew: 5: 44,45,

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45. In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 

So let’s go out of our way to try to love someone who’s been mean to us, maybe our spouse, friend, family member, neighbor, colleague or a stranger.

I have found out in my personal life that its very easy to be nice and kind to someone who has been the same way to us, but it takes real courage to be nice to a rude person or show love to someone who hates us. Today I encourage you to take up this as a challenge and with the help of the HOLY SPIRIT to try to love everyone by putting on the basic layer- LOVE.

May you have a love filled day and may you look pretty/handsome as well as fully covered up with GOD’s clothing.

GOD bless!




                                                                                                                      Quiet strength





Content with second place


                                                           Quick to forgive an offense


Clothe yourself with the LORD JESUS CHRIST


Yes! you heard me right “Clothe yourselves with the LORD JESUS CHRIST”.It says in Romans:13:14,

“Clothe yourself with the Presence of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.”

In ‘The Message’ translation it says “Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!”.

I believe being up and about is spending time with the LORD 1st and foremost thing in the Morning. Dare not put your feet down unless you put on the LORD JESUS. I heard Joyce Meyer say, “Going out without praying is like going naked”. Spiritually you are vulnerable to the enemy.

What can putting on the LORD JESUS actually mean in literal terms?

We cannot agree more with the saying “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” The more you spend time with GOD the more you tend to become like HIM. More of HIS Divine character rubs off on you. You start walking, talking, thinking and doing things like JESUS. What other way to please GOD than being in HIS Presence.

There are sooo many benefits spending time in GOD’s Presence and reading HIS Word.
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