Father, thank you for anointing us with the oil of gladness! You were glad when you set us apart from this world. You gave us joy unspeakable and full of glory. Jesus, thank you for being our joy which makes us strong and thank you for making us your joy which inspired you to endure the cross.

Church, rise up to the occasion! Be endowed with joy! Do what you are called to do so you can enter the joy of the Lord. Be full of hope and behold the Prince of Peace. Don’t let the enemy’s hopelessness become yours. Do not grow weary or discouraged. Encourage yourself in your Lord. Be of good courage not looking to the right nor to the left.

Church, take your proper place! Do not forfeit your birthright for a bowl of comfort. You cannot be depressed. You carry light, joy, and peace. You carry what the world desperately needs. Don’t let anything steal your joy. Don’t let anything make or break your day. This is the day that the Lord makes. Don’t let circumstances define you. Don’t let society define you. Don’t let worldly ambitions dictate how happy you should be. Only let the fact that Father gave His Son define love to you and stand on it. Establish your heart in it.

Don’t be confused! Know who your Husband, Father, and Mentor is. Know who you are in Him and who He is in you. Know what He says and abide in Him. You’ll walk in freedom if you do. You’ll get to experience the liberty already purchased for you. You’ll never believe lies and deceit. You will not be deceived if you allow His word to define you, encourage you, instruct and correct you. Church, receive, believe, obey and delight in His word! Rise up Church!

Thank you, Lord! You made the church to be light and salt. Thank you that you are her Lord indeed. Thank you that she becomes a living sacrifice. Thank you that she is not conformed to this world. Thank you that her mind is renewed. Thank you that we as your church prove your will which is acceptable, good, and perfect.

Lord, help us see you. Help us keep our eyes on you. Help us commune with you, be intimate with you. Help us find our identity and meaning in you. Help us know you and ourselves after you. Help us be one spirit with you. Help us be your bride. Help us be the best bride you could ever wish for. Help us represent you well. Help us magnify you, honor you and respect you. Help us be in love with you. Help us delight in You. Help us be proud of you. Help us be secure in you. Help us run to you.

Help us imitate you. Help us carry you with honor and dignity. Help us bear your fruit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control. Help us be rooted and grounded in love. Help us know the height, width, and depth of who you are: Love. Help us love one another. Help us be love. Help us be patient and kind, not envious of what the world has to offer. You called us, your church, to eat the Bread of Life not the crumbs of this world. Help us not compare ourselves amongst ourselves.

Help us operate from your mind. Help us make ourselves of no reputation. Help us humble ourselves under Your mighty hand. Help us cast our cares on you because you care for us. Help us submit to you and resist the devil. Help us not grow weary in well doing. Help us be diligent in guarding our hearts. Help us speak your oracles.

Help us seek first your kingdom and your righteousness. Help us know your ways. Help us follow you. Help us carry our cross. Help us count the cost. Help us value the blood of the lamb, the word of our testimony and help us not hold our lives dear to ourselves. Help us be slow to anger. Help us forgive others like you forgave us. Help us remember your benefits. Help us consider everything dung and uphold the knowledge of you.

Help us meditate on whatsoever is true, lovely, of good report, honest, pure, and praiseworthy. Help us set our minds on things above and not beneath. Help us not get anxious about anything but in everything with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make our request known to you so that your peace which surpasses all understanding guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Help us not let our heart be trouble. Help us believe in you and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Help us become disciples who make disciples. Help us be light and salt. Help us be the sons you made us to be so creation no longer has to groan. Help us know the power of your resurrection and the fellowship of your suffering. Help us manifest you. Help us rejoice in the truth. Help us know the truth and be free. Help us live a life in which the enemy has nothing in us.

Help is bear all things, believe all things. Help us never fail. Help us be sincere and truthful, pure at heart so we can see you. Help us taste and see that you are good. Help us know how good you are. Help us abide in you as you abide in us. Help us follow love and desire spiritual gifts. Help us boldly declare your word and see it confirmed with signs and wonders following. Help us stretch our hand. Help us be your hand and heart in the earth. Help us sing hymns and spiritual songs making melodies unto you.

Help us be confident that you complete the good work that you started and you perfect that which concerns us. Help us be witnesses. Help us testify. Help us help others. Help us be answers to people’s prayers. Help us be laborers across people’s path. JESUS HELP US!!!

Thank you, Holy Spirit for being the One helping us! You are our helper, and I thank you that you help us help you.

Love always,

Edmee –

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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4 NKJV

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Romans 8:20-22 NKJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2

Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
2 Corinthians 5:16 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

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