Hands Extended


I just want to tell you, whosoever you are I love you and I am here for you. My hands are extended to you with love and so if you ever feel like wanting someone to talk to, you can contact me at arisewoman@gmail.com or 1 867 347 1762.

With Gods love I will be more than happy to pray with you and share heart to heart, however I can.

God wants us to be our brothers keeper. So I’ll start by keeping you. On Tuesday everyone celebrated valentines day but where is the love thereafter? Be rest assured, God loves you the full 365 days of the year.

Have a bless day and remember my hands are extended to you.

– Candace Cudjoe

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Daily Digest: Don’t Wait For Harmony–Create It


I feel no particular responsibility for the ambience, menu, waitstaff, and food at a restaurant that I visit. I come to consume and enjoy. Period. If the experience was great, I will be back. If not, I may never return. Not my problem.

I have no such luxury of disinterest in my personal relationships–at work, at church, at home. If there are dysfunctions in relationships, I own them. If there is tension in the air, I own it. If there are leadership problems, I own them.

God doesn’t want me merely to be a consumer in my workplace, church, and home. I don’t have the luxury of checking out if I don’t like what I hear and see. It’s as though God is telling me, “Don’t just wait for a great vibe–create it!” “All of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing” (1 Peter 3:8,9).

One of the great themes in the entire Scripture is the power of one. One person can change a relationship. One person can change the culture of a group. One person’s leadership and example can bring the Spirit’s power and affect the whole group.

God just needs me to go first. And you.

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Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble). Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God–that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection].
1 Peter 3:8-9 AMP

Prayer
Father I thank you for today. I pray that you will teach me how to unite, especially where there is tension and a qill to divide. Help me to walk according to your will and way. Thank you for teaching me humility and helping me create unity; in Jesus’s name I pray. Amen

ARISE!!!

Daily Digest: Reconciled Through Redemption


Redemption. Reconciliation. Most people don’t use these words in everyday conversation, so when we come across them, we can easily overlook their significance and the effect they have on our faith.

“But God—so rich is He in His mercy. . . even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ . . .”—Ephesians 2:4-5 (AMP)

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Look back at Isaiah 43:1. The word redeemed means ransomed or bought back. God is saying, “There is nothing to fear anymore. I have ransomed you. I have paid your debt in full.”

God then perfected and completed this work of redemption through Jesus. In Romans 5:8 (NKJV), we find those two wonderful little words again: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

But that’s not all.

For those who believe in Christ, this work of redemption results in the complete restoration of relationship with God and each other. This is known as reconciliation. This word implies a shift from enmity to friendship. Our sin not only separated us from God, it also separated us from one another. When Christ died for us, He bought back our oneness. The miracle of reconciliation is that it brings us back into fellowship with God and one another.

God then handed over this ministry of reconciliation to us. In 2 Corinthians 5:18 (AMP) it says, “But all things are from God, who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].”

We are now responsible to carry out the ministry of reconciliation by showing the world what oneness looks like. This is accomplished through love. We have been reconciled to one another through our redemption, so we have a responsibility to receive these truths and walk in unhindered fellowship with God and with others.

DIG: What does redemption and reconciliation mean?
DISCOVER: Are you receiving the full redemption of Christ in your life? Do you believe you have been completely forgiven and able to experience an unhindered relationship with God?
DISPLAY: Be reconciled to those around you! Rely on the Spirit within you to show you how and then choose to walk in oneness through love.

– Interconnected

Daily Digest: Unity


1 Corinthians 1:10 – Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 

Live-in-Unity

“United we stand, divided we fall”, famous phrase yet one that seems to have lost his savour in the church and world by extension, although there seems to be more unity in the world than the church. We spend so much time arguing on trivial matters that we fail to realize the enemy is slipping in through the cracks we’ve created and is destroying as much as he can. So Christian musical groups are falling apart, churches dividing, ministries falling, yet we stand back and don’t take a stand for unity. God has ask us to be in one accord for the same purpose. The purpose of winning souls, our lost brothers and sisters. If only we would think of each other as family, maybe our approach would be different. When a person dies and goes to hell, consider that your brother or sister lost forever. Though they are not in your immediate family body, they are in the family of creation and that makes them a sibling. In order for us to be effective as a family, bringing change, we need to be united. Mark 3:25 – And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Are you contributing to disunity or unity? Let us arise as  the body of Christ in unity to tear the devil’s Kingdom down.

This characteristic can also be applied in the work place and other aspects of life. For example, do not cause discord in the work place, since it would diminish the level of productivity. As much as you may not like your co-worker, set those things aside to get the job done. It is not about you but about the purpose (eg. the project) being fulfilled. It’s time we take our eyes off ourselves and see the bigger picture, uniting to paint it perfectly.

ARISE