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The Anointing Ain’t Cheap. Have You Counted the Cost? It’s Expensive. Get Out Your Feelings! Do What God Called You to Do. Now Just Do It!

Anointing You Carry Joaynn.pngHave you counted the cost of activating the anointing God placed on your life? Or what you are willing to give up to follow Jesus? Or die to self and live for God? Boy, I tell you. It ain’t cheap. It’s costly. It comes with a price. Are you willing? What say you?

Oftentimes we’re okay being comfortable with just getting by and taking the easy way out to live as we want. Never wanting to step out what’s familiar and travel the unknown only to reach the destiny God already established for us. For his purpose. Not ours.

Just as with life when we go through an unknown process before we see the fruit of our labor some often call success, there is a similar process we must go through to prepare us for the battle, strengthen our resolve, and build our character before we reach each new level of destiny. In order to finish the work God has entrusted to you, your assignment will require God’s anointing to come upon you. Don’t regret the process. Trust it.

The next time you get in your feelings or are feeling some type of way because you want what someone else have. Or are jealous or envious because you think you deserve what they got, consider this. You don’t know what that anointing cost them. Your anointing is not their anointing. Your calling is not their calling. You don’t know the price they paid. Count the cost. Make sure you are willing to suffer through what it will take and be ready to pay the price to walk in YOUR own anointing.

And remember…That Anointing you carrying is costly…Don’t SETTLE! The anointing God placed on your life comes with a cost. To operate in it comes with a price. IT AIN’T CHEAP! It’s costly. It will cost you everything. Even your reputation. Never settle for less than God’s best. The oil is expensive. Are you willing? To pay the price of pain, suffering, humiliation, persecution, being hated, gossiped about, or losing friends, to do what God has called you to do? Yes? Get in position. Get ready! Use your gifts for God’s glory! –Selah

Be blessed! – JD

John 12:3 “Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance.” (NLT)

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12/04/2013 · 3:21 am

Celebrate Your Freedom!

Photo credit:  Victorious By Design via @victoriousbydes

Photo credit:
Victorious By Design via @victoriousbydes

As we celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July, remember what this day is truly all about. Remember the reason why we celebrate freedom.

God sent Jesus to bring us freedom. Jesus died for our sins and for our freedom.

We may come broken, guilty, and ashamed for the wrong we’ve done. By faith in Jesus we can overcome. We’re not perfect. We have flaws. Jesus came that we may have freedom; that we may have life. Surrender it all to God.

Today we have freedom to ask for forgiveness. We have freedom to be forgiven. God extends grace and mercy. Jesus paid the price so that our sins may be forgiven.

As we honor and remember those who gave their lives for this country, also give honor to Jesus who purchased our freedom by his death on the cross. Without him we would be lost.

The nation is in need of prayer not just today but every day. Pray for the nation, pray for those who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones. Pray for families and friends of the 19 firefighters that they find comfort, strength, and peace to overcome. Pray for everyone on this day. Keep them in your prayers today.

There’s restoration and freedom through Jesus Christ. For our sins, He made the ultimate sacrifice. Forgiveness is available through Him. Proclaim liberty and freedom.

Celebrate your freedom!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Be blessed! -JD

Galatians 5:1 “It is freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” NIV

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