God is watching over you – all the works of your hands and the moves you make…
He keeps record of every single detail of your life…
He could read and understand all that is deep within your heart…
He knows the intentions of your heart and the attitude with which you react…
He knows all that people do not know about your inner self…
Though people might despise you seeing who you are on the outside He values the preciousness inside of you…
Though people applaud you for your wonderful behaviour outside He knows the real roots…
Who could hide things from Him? He is all knowing God!
You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings
REMEMBER HE IS WATCHING OVER YOU! LET YOUR ATTITUDE AND INTENTIONS BE PLEASING AT HIS SIGHT!! HE WILL SURELY BLESS YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR INTENTIONS AND DOINGS!!!
So what does the BIBLE says about No. 40 ?
– The flood lasted 40 days
– Moses stayed with God 40 days
– Moses fled to Midian @ 40 years
– Exodus lasted 40 years
– Jonah declared God’s wrath upon Nineveh after 40 days
– JESUS fasted 40 days
So, a group of theologians think & say that the No. 40 represents A ” Change “.
And they say It’s a time of preparing a person or people to make a fundamental ” change “.
According to the Bible, we a great change whenever the No. 40 appears.
Benefits of lock-down
– The rivers are cleaning up
– Vegetation is growing
– The air is becoming cleaner bcoz of less pollution
– There is less theft & murders
– Healing is taking place
– The earth is @ rest
– The family values are growing
– Most importantly, people are turning to God Almighty
Remember, we are in the year of 2020 and 20 + 20 = 40.
Therefore, enjoy the time with loved ones & beautiful family.
Let’s pray more…
With lots of love & prayers
IS YOUR TONGUE USED FOR THE GLORY OF GOD EACH DAY???
Do you praise God with your tongue or speak destructive words that break people around you?
Do you declare the wonderful works of God in your life and testify of His goodness?
Do you share the good news of the great God who touched and changed your life?
Do you think and talk about prayers answered or forget and murmur about blessings delayed?
My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.
HE MADE YOU TO DECLARE HIS PRAISES! ONLY YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF SHARING HIS GOOD NEWS TO OTHERS AMONG ALL HIS CREATIONS!! GLORIFY GOD WITH YOUR TONGUE – DID YOU PRAISE HIM TODAY???
If you pray for something and it doesn’t happen right away, keep praying. For some of you, 30 minutes after the prayer has left your lips, you are wondering why God hasn’t heard you. Guess what? He heard you. Right this second might not be the timing He has in mind for your big finish. Hang on! The God of the mountaintop is the God of the valley. Anyone can sing when the sun is shining, but you also need a song in your heart at night. It’s not what you’re going through; it’s what you’re going to that matters. – Pastor John Hagee
No wonder this man David was called ‘ a man after God’s own heart’.….
He knew that God did not want him to build the temple….
Yet he gathered a lot towards the building of God’s temple….
He did not do it to help his son Solomon…..
He did that out of his love and devotion to God….
What a pure intention! What a sincere love!
Will you do things like that knowing that you wouldn’t get any credit for yourself?
If you love God you will keep working even when someone else takes the credit….
If you wish to be after God’s own heart – love Him sincerely…..
1 Chronicles 29:3
Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God:
LOVE GOD WITH A SINCERE HEART! LET ALL THAT YOU DO FOR HIS KINGDOM BE DRIVEN BY YOUR SINCERE LOVE FOR HIM!! LOVE HIM WITH ALL THAT YOU ARE – THERE IS NO HYPOCRISY IN TRUE LOVE!!!
God is the Prince of peace!
Our situations do not determine our peace…..
It is God who fills us with peace that passes all understanding…..
We lose hope in a troublesome situation because we lose our focus…..
When you focus on God you will no more be cornered by your situation…..
You can choose to remain unhappy worrying about your present…..
Or you can choose to be in peace trusting God in the midst of the valley…..
You will definitely not be troubled in the midst of the storm when you know who rows your boat!
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
TRUST IN GOD – THIS SITUATION WILL SOON CHANGE! DON’T GIVE ROOM FOR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS – BELIEVE! HE IS IN CONTROL!! EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THE DARKEST VALLEY THE ONE WHO BELIEVES WOULD SING WITH JOY!!!
God is Magnificent!
His ways cannot be understood easily with human wisdom…..
He cannot be expressed by a material thing….
The nations are like a drop in a bucket….
Our life span is less than an eye wink to Him….
How then can we doubt about His miracle working power?
How can we underestimate what God could do?
He says it and He does it!
What looks like a difficult task to us is nothing before Him….
Our job is to believe and acknowledge that He has got the whole world in His hands!
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.
MY GOD IS MAGNIFICENT! HE IS OMNIPOTENT GOD – HE IS ALMIGHTY!! WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO BE OWNED BY THE CEO OF THE UNIVERSE!!!
What a privilege to have direct access to the throne of mercy!
The privilege lost in the garden of Eden was gained back at the cross…
How privileged are we to know Him!
Do you go to the throne of mercy willingly often?
Are you using the privilege that was given to you with love?
Do you seek the presence of the Lord in prayers?
Run to the throne of Grace! Seek Him like never before!
Remember wise men still seek Jesus!
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.
ENJOY THE PRIVILEGE THAT GOD HAS GIFTED YOU! RUN TO THE THRONE OF GRACE!! SEEK HIM IN PRAYERS – PRAYER IS A PRIVILEGE!!!
God knows you!
We aren’t aware of the fact that God knows everything that’s happening in our life…
That is why we keep explaining to Him what people did to us and how broken we are…
We try to deceive ourselves at times doing things that we really don’t want to, just to please people…
It is because we forget that God reads our minds and listens to our hearts…
Hypocritic prayers can never touch the heart of God…
Beause He knows that’s not a true prayer that comes from our heart as He knows us in and out…
Think for a moment! Do you know the God who knows you so well?
John 2: 25
And had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
HE KNOWS YOU – DON’T WORRY! HE KNOWS YOU – BETTER DON’T ACT BEFORE HIM!! HE KNOWS WHAT’S IN YOU – DO YOU KNOW WHO HE IS???
It’s time to come to God!
As long as you practice doing evil you will not have desire for God’s presence…
Some people do not want to come to God because they want to continue with sin…
Some do not want to commit to God into a personal deeper relationship as the world seems to be more attractive to them…
If you want to follow the son you must stop running behind the sin…
Make a strong decision to change – Stop procrastinating it – This is the time to stop doing anything that would hurt God..
For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
DO NOT HATE THE LIGHT! JESUS IS THE LIGHT WHO CAME DOWN TO DRIVE AWAY YOUR DARKNESS!! CHOOSE TO COME TO LIGHT AND BE FREE – DON’T HIDE IN THE DARKNESS!!!
Whatever blessing that you have in life was given to you from God…
Glorify Him for all that you have and all that you are…
Whatever blessing that you are desiring for has to be given to you from Heaven…
Lift up your eyes to Him! No man bless you or stop what God has intended for you….
Do not expect God to fulfill your desires – yield to His will!
If something that isn’t in the plan of God comes into your life, He would close the doors….
Thank God for those closed doors that shape your life and your character…
If God wants to bless you with a blessing it would reach you on time – nothing could stop it…
Praise Him for those doors He keeps open!
John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven.
THERE IS A CHECK POST IN YOUR LIFE! NOTHING WOULD COME TO YOU OR BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU WITHOUT GOD’S PERMISSION!! HE IS THE ONE WHO OPENS AND SHUTS YOUR DOORS!! HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL BLESSINGS – ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND RELY ON HIM!!!
He must increase and I must decrease!
Do you get hurt when people despise you?
Do you feel bad when you aren’t given the priority?
Do you feel frustrated when you are let down by discouraging words?
Do you stop doing good when you are left unnoticed?
Do you expect respect and honour from those people who are around you?
Do you enjoy the appreciation and praise of people?
Do you get wild when criticized by those around you?
He must increase, but I must decrease.
IF GOD HAS INCREASED AND YOU HAVE DECREASED YOUR EMOTIONS CANNOT PLAY WITH YOU! DON’T EXPECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU TO CHANGE!! ALLOW GOD TO BREAK YOUR PRIDE – ALLOW GOD TO INCREASE IN YOUR LIFE!!!
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
All you now need is faith!!!
The very same hour Jesus said a word the miracle happened…
The very same moment He gave you a promise your miracle has started…
If God says it’s done…
If He promises the matter is settled…
You need not even wait for a sign to confirm your blessing…
The moment the word came out of His mouth consider it to be a written cheque..
Yes it can be claimed for sure….
So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.”
NOW IT’S YOUR CHOICE TO BELIEVE IN GOD’S PROMISE AND CLING ON TO IT! THE VERY SAME HOUR HE SAID THE MIRACLE HAPPENED! ARE YOU WILLING TO TRUST IN HIM FOR YOUR MIRACLE???
It is not far off….
God is still on throne….
He has not forgotten His people….
He has heard our prayers and He will save….
He will bring an end to all the disaster soon….
He will once again move the mountains….
He will once again manifest His power….
His salvation is near!
He will reveal His glory!
Cling on with faith!
I bring near my righteousness; it is not far off, and my salvation will not delay; I will put salvation in Zion, for Israel my glory.”
GOD IS A RIGHTEOUS JUDGE! HE IS A LOVING FATHER!! HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN HIS PEOPLE AND HE WILL NOT – HOLD ON TO HIM FAITH!!!
No wonder Abraham was called the Father of Faith…
It takes true Faith in God to go to a place you’ve never seen…
It isn’t so easy to follow without asking questions….
It is not easy to go on a journey without knowing what would happen on the way…
It isn’t easy to overcome the intellect and be sensitive to the spirit of God….
Yes there are times when we just have to follow the Master even when we do not know the distant scene…
Faith wouldn’t ask for a distant scene… just one step ahead would be enough to step out..
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
ARE YOU WILLING TO FOLLOW? WILL YOU OBEY AND GO?? DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING? – YOUR FAITH WOULD ALLOW GOD TO DO THE SUPERNATURAL!!!
It doesn’t matter what you have in your hands….
It doesn’t matter how much you have in your hands…
God can perform miracles with nothing….
No one gave Him anything when He created the entire universe…
He did it once but now God expects something from you to work His wonders…
When you give the little that you have in your hands God uses it as a seed to multiply…
God can do it all by Himself. He is all sufficient all powerful God….
Are you ready to trust in Him for a greater miracle giving to Him the little you have with you?
Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
IN YOUR HANDS IT’S LITTLE – IN GOD’S HAND IT IS A SEED! TRUST IN GOD – HE CAN MULTIPLY AND MAKE IT EXPLODE!! IN YOUR INSUFFICIENCY KNOW THAT HE IS JEHOVAH JIREH!!!
The word of God can bring life…
The word of God can bring things to existence from nothing…
The word of God has power to drive away the spirit of darkness…
The word of God can bring the stinking Lazarus out of the grave…
The word of God can bring healing to the broken hearts and sick bodies…
The word of God can shape characters of men and women….
The word of God can increase faith that is small like a mustard seed…
The word of God can pierce and convict any hardened heart….
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIS WORD EVERYDAY! ONLY GOD’S WORD CAN BRING LIFE INTO YOUR YEARS!! LOVE HIS WORD AND LIVE BY IT!!!
When Abraham was still on the waiting list expecting a miracle …
He was ready to pray for someone with the same need…
You could pray for some blessing for a person when you yourself do not have it…
There is a blessing that follows intercession that is made with true burden….
Intercessors are people who know God and understands His ways…
God reveals His heart to the ones who intercede…
So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
GOD IS LOOKING FOR INTERCESSORS! KNOCKING AT HIS DOOR FOR MERCY IS CALLED INTERCESSION!! YOUR PRAYERS ARE AN INCENSE BEFORE THE LORD – KEEP PRAYING FOR OTHERS!!!
You can be different…
You must be different…
Dare to be different…..
Your attitude determines your altitude…
Remember! Your attitude is your choice…
Do you glorify God by the words of your mouth?
Do you show the love of God to others through your words?
Speak in a way that people are attracted towards you…
Angry words do not build they only break others….
Because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
CHOOSE TO SPEAK KIND WORDS! LISTEN TO OTHERS BEFORE YOU BECOME ANGRY!! REMAIN SILENT AND SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS – BE APPROACHABLE!!!
Don’t be in a haste to make decisions…..
Many of us are too quick in making decisions….
We come to God after we mess up with wrong decisions…..
Our God is a wonderful communicator…..
He has his own way of explaining to us what He has in his mind….
It’s our choice to allow him to guide our paths….
People who first ask for God’s guidance end up in a proper destiny…..
Those who run with their own intellectual ideas end up burning their fingers…..
Remember! God is willing to guide you – Allow him to lead you!
Isaiah 52: 12
For you shall not go out in haste, and you shall not go in flight, for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
NEVER MAKE DECISIONS IN A HURRY! DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO?? WHEN YOUR MOVES ARE GUIDED BY GOD YOUR STEPS WOULD BE GUARDED!!!
Do not wish to receive what you want. God knows what you need…
When God says no to something let it be no in your life…
When God asks you to do something do not hesitate to do it…
When God removes something or someone out of your life, don’t run behind it….
Everything that God does in your life is with a purpose….
Yes! You know your past and your present… But He alone knows your future, your destiny!
So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.
DO NOT STAND AGAINST THE WILL OF GOD! IF GOD SAYS NO LET IT BE NO!! IF GOD SAYS YES LET IT BE YES!!!
Do you have a desire that God should give a certificate like this about you?
Is your life pleasing in the sight of God?
Are you just living your life the way you like?
Are you living your life so as to become what He intends you to be?
Is pleasing God before pleasing men in your list of priorities?
God wants to accomplish great things through you….
Have you opened your life and surrendered it all to God to have His way?
Matthew 3: 17
And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
GOD SHOULD BE PLEASED WITH YOUR LIFE! YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRY GETTING INTO THE GOOD BOOKS OF PEOPLE AS LONG AS YOUR LIFE PLEASES GOD!! LIVE AND BECOME WHAT GOD INTENDS YOU TO BE!!!
If you are redeemed by the love of God… Never be ashamed to tell your story!
If Christ has come into your heart you have a story to share….
There are many out there with broken hearts in need of someone to fix it……
If Christ has healed your wounds you have a story to say…..
There are many with wounds waiting for the healer’s touch…..
If your sorrows have been traded for God’s peace and joy you have a story to say…..
Who will introduce the unchanging life giving life to those dying souls?
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe
DO NOT BE ASHAMED TO SHARE YOUR STORY! YOUR TESTIMONY IN CHRIST MEANS A LOT!! OH REDEEMED OF THE LORD, TELL YOUR STORY AND LET IT BRING MANY OUT OF THEIR PRISONS!!!
There is always a difference between hearing and doing……
We love to hear a lot from God…..
We have an inclination to know what the word of God says…..
We spend time reading the word of God…..
All sounds good… But do we have real intention to live by the word?
God’s word is not just a written law that needs to read and studied…..
God’s word is a practical guide that needs to be followed….
Read God’s word….
Study God’s word….
Listen to God’s word….
And then live by it!
Romans 2 : 13
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified
LOVE THE WORD OF GOD! LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD – GOD’S WORD IS LIVING!! LIVE BY HIS WORD – YES DOERS OF THE LAW WILL BE JUSTIFIED!!!
In whom do you take refuge???
When hard pressed on all sides whom do you turn to?
When broken and shattered whom do you turn to?
When hit badly in your emotional life whom do you turn to?
When you are in need of help whom do you turn to?
When you feel you need to be comforted whom do you turn to?
When you want to have the feeling of belongingness whom do you turn to?
When you feel unloved whom do you turn to?
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.
TURN TO THE ONE WHO IS WAITING TO HELP YOU! STOP TRUSTING IN MEN – UNLESS UNTIL GOD SENDS NO MAN CAN HELP!! TURN YOUR EYES TOWARDS THE LORD FROM WHERE YOUR HELP COMES FROM!!!
God closes doors!
He closes doors with a purpose – understand it…..
He does not close it permanently but for a while for a reason…
When God closes a door it might be for us to mature in faith…
When God closes a door, may be that’s not the one He wants us to go through….
He might close one door but in His time He would open many doors…
Don’t fight with God to open those close doors….
Be sensitive to His voice and yield to His will….
Who knows what is best for you than Him?
1 Samuel 1: 5
But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb.
GOD CLOSES DOORS TOO – WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND IT YOU WOULD STOP FIGHTING FOR THEM TO BE OPENED! ALLOW GOD TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIVES!! LET HIM BE THE COMMANDER OF YOUR LIFE!!!
When God disciplines you, know that you are loved…
When God disciplines you be patient – the best is going to come…..
When God disciplines you the process might be painful …
When God disciplines you the path might be difficult to take….
When God disciplines you the lesson learnt cannot be easily forgotten…..
When God disciplines the impact of the learning process would be powerful…..
When God disciplines you.. rejoice you will not have moments of regret in future…
Because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
ACCEPT THE DISCIPLINE OF GOD HAPPILY! NO ONE CAN LOVE YOU LIKE JESUS DOES!! REMEMBER TRIALS ARE INTENDED – LEARN YOUR LESSON FROM YOUR LOVING DAD!!!
God’s presence is what brings glory….
In the absence of God there wouldn’t be glory….
Whatever you do in life, If God isn’t in it then it is of no value….
The presence of God alone can change situations upside down….
The presence of God can heal broken hearts….
The presence of God can fix the broken and the distorted….
If you have it all but the presence of God, you have got nothing…..
Let not your life become Ichabod!
1 Samuel 4:22
And she said, “The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured.”
LONG FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD DAY IN AND DAY OUT! NOTHING COMFORTS AND HEALS LIKE THE PRESENCE OF GOD!! LET THERE NOT BE A PART IN YOUR LIFE WHERE THE PRESENCE OF GOD IS NOT SOUGHT!!!
Moses wanted to become a self ordained leader…
It is true that he was skillful and he did have the potential…
But there is a God factor that trains, moulds and makes us deserve…
We need that to fit in the position that God has kept in store for us…
You might seem to be ready according to you…
Wait till God’s time comes to be exalted…
If there is a delay it means in his perspective you aren’t ready yet…..
Wait for His command and then move!
Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”
DON’T BE TOO FAST IN MAKING DECISIONS! DON’T MOVE WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE EQUIPPED!! WAIT FOR HIS MOVE!!!
Do you keep secrets?
Are you a trustworthy person?
Do you keep to yourself the secrets people share with you?
When something wrong happens around you do you keep spreading it?
Do you pray about it as much as you talk about It?
Why spend time spreading gossip when you can spread the Gospel?
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
WHEN YOU COME ACROSS BROKEN PEOPLE DO YOU BREAK THEM FURTHER OR FIX THEM UP? PRAY AND BUILD THE LIVES OF PEOPLE!! THERE IS SOMETHING GREAT WORTH SPREADING – YES THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL!!!
Though many words of encouragement are spoken and written they are not going to bring the real comfort…
Human words and wisdom could never bring the healing that the word of God could…
The work of God’s spirit overcomes the errors, the grammar and the poetic touch…
Yes it is Him who moves hearts and lives!
1 Corinthians 2:4,5
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,
So that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
NOTHING COMFORTS LIKE THE WORD OF GOD! NONE OTHER THAN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN REVEAL THE TREASURE THAT’S HIDDEN IN HIS WORD!! LET GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT MINISTER TO YOU TODAY!!!
What determines your period of waiting?
When God’s answer delays are you still willing to wait?
When people around you question you, are you still willing to wait?
When your leadership capacity is doubted do you still want to wait?
What keeps you waiting?
If you love God and believe in His word, you would happily wait….
Never allow your circumstances to speak louder than your faith….
When your eyes are fixed on your God given destiny waiting wouldn’t be painful..
1 Samuel 13: 8
He waited seven days, the time appointed by Samuel. But Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him.
WE MADE GOD TO WAIT FOR US ALL THROUGH OUR LIVES BEFORE WE YIELDED TO HIS WILL! DON’T YOU THINK ITS WORTH WAITING WHEN YOUR DESTINY IS IN HIS HANDS?? LET YOUR FAITH IN GOD ENABLE YOU TO WAIT HAPPILY WITH HOPE!!!
Just because you feel what you are doing is right doesn’t mean that you are right…
Just because your conscience doesn’t prick you it doesn’t mean your behaviour is right…
Just because you are comfortable with your life style it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to apologize…
Unless until your search yourself in the presence of God you think you are right! You may not be!!
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
DO NOT BE YOUR OWN JUDGE AND BE DECEIVED! LET GOD ALONE BE THE JUDGE!! MAKE ROOM FOR REPENTANCE!!!
Jesus the Migrant
Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head ~ Luke 9:58
Migration is not an uncommon biblical theme. In the Old Testament Abraham and Sarah are commanded to migrate from the land of Ur to the land of Canaan.(Genesis 12:1-2). The Israelites had their own migrant experience for over 40 years and God wanted them to recall this always, He said: “You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt” (Leviticus 19:33-34).
Before Christ’s birth, Mary his mother was running from pillar to post to find a safe place to deliver the child. Every door of civilization had been shut on them for them to be led to the stable. And so, Jesus Christ entered our world amidst strife and terror. He spent his infancy hidden in Egypt as a refugee and a migrant. The Gospels narrate the hard journey to Bethlehem, the lack of welcome, the birth among the animals of the stable. Not to mention the persecution of Herod, the massacre of the innocents, and the flight to Egypt. John the Apostle writes “He came to what was his own, but his own did not accept him” (John 1: 11). Jesus understood what it was to be a migrant.
Pause here for a moment and walk back on the experience of closed doors. God closes doors sometimes to protect us from danger, He may not always open another door but He always does it for our good. But when we shut doors on our fellow beings, we begin to play God and in doing so we choose whom to keep in and whom to keep out. We take justice into our own hands and measure how much justice someone deserves, and how less we ought to mete it out to someone else.
When Jesus looks at the displaced migrant today, walking home hundreds of kilometres in the blazing heat, barefoot, without food and water He genuinely understands their predicament, for He too was born under such circumstances. From Bethlehem to Egypt to Galilee, these weren’t small distances especially when you consider it was made on the back of a gentle donkey or by walk. He never knew when or where His next meal would come from, and that is why when He would speak to scores of people later as an adult, He encourages them saying “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6). He was speaking from His own experience, with the assurance and faith that God would feed Him.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus was depicted as an itinerant mover, a teacher, and healer in transit through Judea and Samaria to share the message of love, and salvation for all. He owned no place of His own and leaned on the generosity of others for His own needs and that of His disciples.
Today any discussion on migrants tends to refer to them as they, the term itself is loaded with derogatory references as the other. But make no mistake, they are the ones who make our city and lives, they wash our dishes, press our clothes, fix our cars, wait on us at eat-outs, fix our water filters at home and work, drive us to work and even ferry our favorite meals to our homes through a few clicks on our mobiles. They do things we don’t want to and because of them, our life is better.
In 1 Peter 2:11, the Apostle terms all Christians as “foreigners and exiles.” Just as God reminded the Israelites that they were once migrants and pilgrims God reminds us we who are passing through this world are migrants too. The situation in our land today does not reflect God’s true justice. However, Jesus in his words made it explicitly clear that we as His followers cannot claim to love God and be indifferent to the needs of our neighbor. We cannot shut the door on the plight of those in need. When we open our doors to a stranger, we open it to the work of God through us, as we read in Hebrews 13: 2 “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” So, what do we do? Reach out our hand to them in aid, uphold them in prayer, and if the situation arises welcome them with open arms. For in the face of each migrant we find the ‘image’ of God. Let us recognize that little bit of Jesus in every migrant, just as there was the migrant in Jesus.
If you want to touch God you must have a strong desire…
If you want to touch God you must be willing to get closer to Him…
If you want to touch God you must overcome all barriers….
If you want to touch God you must believe in the power of His touch…
If you want to touch God you must be ready to let go things that stop you from doing so…
There is healing in His touch. Are you willing to touch him? Are you willing to be touched?
And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
GOD IS WILLING TO TOUCH YOU AND BRING A PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALING! DO YOU HAVE A THIRST FOR HIS TOUCH!! CLING ON – BELIEVE – STAY IN HIS PRESENCE!!!
Be Patient! You will be rewarded…
When you are patient, you overcome the temptation of becoming angry…
When you are patient, you wouldn’t miss the mark…
When you are patient, you express your love to others…
When you are patient, you make room for your own blessings….
When you are patient, you would find the answers for your own questions from God…
When you are patient, you would avoid over reacting to life’s situations……
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
BE PATIENT! PATIENCE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF FAITH!! PATIENTLY WAIT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR REWARD!!!
Don’t question the Lord!
When you fail to know who God is, you will keep questioning Him……
Do you know that He is a Promise Keeper?
Do you know that He is a Master Planner?
When you fail to understand God’s purpose for your life, you will keep questioning Him…..
You only know your past and your present – He knows your future too!
When you stay at a distance from God, you will keep questioning Him…..
Don’t stand in the outer court murmuring and lamenting…..
Get closer to God and enter into the Most Holy place where you stop talking and hear from God!
Yes! Know Him – Understand the purpose of your life – Get closer to Him!
“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
GET INTO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FATHER GOD! SOAK YOURSELF IN HIS WORD – THAT’S HOW YOU COME TO KNOW HIM!! REACH THE THRONE OF HIS GRACE WHERE YOU CAN LISTEN TO HIM!!!
Everything is in His hands…
He rules the universe by His power…
He made it all my the word of His mouth..
All creations have to bow before Him…
He was and is and is to come…
He says it and it is done….
He commands and the whole universe operates…
He decides and perfectly does everything in His own time in His own way…
And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
WHATEVER SITUATION YOU ARE IN RIGHT NOW, KNOW THAT HE IS IN CONTROL! STOP TALKING TO YOUR PROBLEM – STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM!! TALK TO HIM – EVERYTHING OBEYS HIM!!!
Whose kingdom are you building?
If you want to build God’s kingdom you must deny yourself….
A life of self denial would glorify God in everything….
Few symptoms of self denial are…
Self will not rejoice over other person’s victory. If God exalts someone don’t be jealous….
Self will fight with carnal strength. You will fight your own battles if you haven’t denied your self….
Self will run on toes not on knees. If there is no self denial you wouldn’t depend on God….
John 3: 30
He must become greater; I must become less.”
KEEP ASKING THIS QUESTION – WHOSE KINGDOM AM I BUILDING! IF YOU ARE BUILDING HIS KINGDOM LIVE A LIFE OF SELF DENIAL!! YES YOU DECREASE AND LET HIM INCREASE !!!
Don’t worry, you won’t go down with the waves you face in life but instead you’ll rise up with them and stand strong on top of those very waves cos the God who is with you and within you is your source of strength…. Do not let the situations around you pull you down, instead trust in Him and sit in His presence…. His presence can calm you and strengthen you and with the strength He gives you, you will be able to rise up every single situation and stay on top…. There isn’t a force that can stand against God and can drown you… Do not believe in the lies of the enemy that you’ll be obliterated and no one will remember you anymore…. Rather trust in God who says that you’ll stay on top of those very same waves that were sent to destroy and show the world that you are the child of the living God… Have a victorious day ahead…
Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart…
God is more concerned about you than the task you do….
God is more concerned about you (the giver) than the gift you give Him…
He wanted to mould Moses before He could place a responsibility on his shoulders….
He is still looking for humble hearts that can yield to His will…
He can use you in a mighty way if you are willing to be humble…
And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
JESUS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES ABOUT HUMILITY! A HUMBLE HEART IS WHAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR!! YOUR HEART IS HIS CONCERN!!!
Do you feel disowned???
Do you think your hope is shattered and everything has come to an end?
Do you think you are insufficient and weak to overcome your situation?
Do you feel left alone and cornered in the world with no support?
Do you feel that all possible doors have been shut before you?
Do you feel hopeless and helpless?
There is Good News for you!
Yes the Lord Jesus owns you – He has bought you with a price, His own blood!
2 Corinthians 1:22
Now it is God who… set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
HE OWNS YOU! HIS NAME HAS BEEN PRINTED ON YOU!! HIS SPIRIT IS IN YOUR HEART – WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED???
Do what is right not what is comfortable….
Do what is right not what is easy….
Do what is right not what is expected of you…
Do what is right not what seems possible…
Do right even when no one recognizes your integrity….
Do right even when you are in the minority….
Do right even when you are insulted and mocked at…
Do right anyway – that is what God expects you to do!
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
TRUTH IS TRUTH – NEVER COMPROMISE ON THAT! DO WHAT IS RIGHT!! DO GOOD AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT NEGATIVE CRITICISMS!!!
He uses you to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him…
He uses you even when He can do it all by Himself…
He uses you because He trusts you…
He uses you which shows that He wants you as a partner in His business…
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
YOU ARE A PART OF HIS TEAM! KEEP SPREADING HIS AROMA!! YES YOU WERE BLESSED – WHY NOT SHARE THAT JOY TO THE WHOLE WORLD???
Do you love your neighbour?
Do you care about those people around you?
When God blesses you so much do you have time to think about the underprivileged people?
Do you have a longing to be a blessing to others?
Are you willing to spend your time, energy and finances to build others?
If you really love God, you will love His people…
If God resides in you, you can never be insensitive to the needs of people around you…
Mark 12: 31
And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
IF YOU LOVE GOD YOU CAN’T STOP LOVING OTHERS! DO YOU HAVE CONCERN FOR OTHERS?? CAN YOU LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF???
The word of God is powerful..
Whatever God says will happen….
None of His plans could be thwarted…
He says and He is able to do what He says…
He doesn’t change His mind about the wonderful things He has promised to you…
His fulfilment of His promises doesn’t depend on your sufficiency…
He did not require anybody’s help to create the entire universe…
Don’t you believe that the miracle you are waiting for will be yes and amen in His time??
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
HE IS UNCHANGING AND SO ARE HIS PROMISES! THE WORD OF GOD IS SO POWERFUL THAT IT WOULD ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT HAS BEEN SENT!! BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF HIS PROMISES!!!
Are you consistent in your prayer life?
Do you meditate on His living word without fail?
Do you seek to worship God in everyday?
Many love to make decisions…
Few try to start practicing according to their decisions….
Very few are serious about their commitments to God….
Are you serious about the vows and the decisions you made before God…
Do you keep falling and wait for someone to lift you up?
A disciplined life can bring the best out of you and lead you towards the destiny God intends for you….
Hosea 6: 4
What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.
BE CONSISTENT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION – IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO LIVE ACCORDING TO OUR DECISIONS!! LET YOUR LOVE FOR GOD CONSISTENTLY KEEP GROWING!!!
God is the reason behind every success story of your life…
You wouldn’t have made it without His grace and help…
Rely on Him in the same way you did when you began your journey with Him…
When you are praised remember to give all Glory to God…
If you acknowledge God in every step of your journey, you would reach your destiny in a glorious way…
Without Him you are nothing. He is your Glory….
It was God who carried you this far…..
If he hadn’t intervened you wouldn’t have cone this far…
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.
BE HUMBLE IN VICTORY! WHEN YOU ARE PRAISED GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY!! HE IS THE REASON FOR WHAT YOU ARE TODAY – GLORIFY HIM!!!
A strong relationship with God is required to worship Him in the midst of persecution….
What a man Job was ! He worshiped God when he heard that He had lost everything…..
If you go through trials it doesn’t mean you are being punished for wrong doings…
God alone knows the purpose of the pain He allows in our lives….
If you cling on to Him with faith you would be comforted and guided by His presence…
Trust God in all circumstances..
Trust in His Timings – He is perfect in His timing..
Trust His ways, you can never understand His ways…
At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship
DO YOU HAVE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD? CAN YOU PRAISE GOD IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM?? PRAISE HIM IN PERSECUTION AND EXPERIENCE HIS SUPERNATURAL POWER & AMAZING LOVE!!!
A delay in answer to prayers doesn’t mean the one who prayed is ungodly…
Zechariah and Elizabeth were God fearing and righteous but they had no child…
When God asks you to wait don’t be discouraged – understand His ways….
Do not be worried about the accusations of those around you – what God says alone matters…
Do not live with a guilt conscience and a broken heart because your answer hasn’t yet come..
God does everything with a purpose and you would never understand why, till you see it happen….
Luke 1: 6 – 7
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child
WHEN PRAYERS ARE STILL UNANSWERED CONTINUE TO BE FAITHFUL! DON’T LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF MEN – LISTEN TO HIM!! LET YOUR JOURNEY OF FAITH BE JOYFUL AND RUN WITH HOPE!!!
Though you pray aloud with all your intensity…..
Though you use wonderful words in prayers…..
Though you make your supplications everyday to him…..
Though people consider you a religious or spiritual person…..
It is possible that they don’t reach the ears of God!
God is not pleased with your prayers when your heart is crooked…..
God will never appreciate a prayer that comes from a person of wrong attitude….
God cannot accept the prayers when your steps are wicked…..
Yes! It’s time to be cleansed by His blood and repent before you intercede….
God wants to set us right before He could listen to us!
Psalm 139: 23 – 24
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART! REPENT OF YOUR WAYS AND HE WILL LISTEN TO YOU!! PRAYERS AND INTERCESSIONS WOULD NOT BE HEARD AS LONG AS THE ONE WHO IS LIFTING THEM UP IS UNWILLING TO REPENT!!!
It is God who has placed you in this position…
You are in the midst of these people for a reason….
You are in this place for a good cause…
You are going through this phase for something great to happen…
If you are here it means something!
David knew that he was taken before Goliath for a cause….
Joseph understood that he was sold for a purpose….
Esther realized that she was lifted up for a reason….
And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
DO HIS WILL IN THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE! IT IS JUST BECAUSE HE WANTED YOU TO BE THERE, HE HAS PLACED YOU THERE!! YOU ARE HERE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS – UNDERSTAND IT AND ACT!!!
Trusting God when things move smoothly is easy….
We do not doubt His power when all is fine ….
Are you able to trust Him when the going gets tough?
Do you understand that nothing happens in your life without a cause?
Are you able to perceive in your spirit what God is upto?
Are you able to praise God when you still have prayers unanswered?
It takes real faith to say what Job said… Do you trust God like He did?
We often say that we are being afflicted like Job – Do we endure?
Do you realize that God has already blessed you enough that you still aren’t able to thank Him enough for what He has done?
Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him.
IF YOU LOVE GOD YOU WILL YIELD TO HIM! TRUE FAITH WOULDN’T QUESTION THE MOVES OF GOD!! IF YOUR HEART IS WITH GOD YOU WOULDN’T FEAR!!!
There is healing in His name…
There is power in His name.
There is glory and honor in His name…
This name is wonderful…
He is called JESUS!!!
Come to this saving grace….
Call upon His name and be saved!
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES! THE NAME THAT SHAKES THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD!! THE NAME I BEAR ON ME – JESUS HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE!!!
The one who cannot see has to remain mute….
The one who is not able to see with His spiritual eyes will have to remain mute till it happens…..
Yes that is what happened to Zechariah….
He was faithful and committed to the Lord and there is no doubt about it….
His religiosity did not help him to believe in the promise of God…..
This is what happens to us many times. We try to faithful follow the law – Is our heart with Him?
He wasn’t able to accept the fact that God has answered His prayers…..
Don’t be spiritually blind – open your eyes to see what God has in store for you!
If you cannot see it in faith you will have to remain mute till it’s fulfilled….
The one who believes will declare with faith what God has promised him and witness the miracle with Joy!
Are you going to see? Or are you going to remain mute?
Luke 1: 22
And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute.
OPEN YOUR EYES AND BELIEVE IN GOD’S PROMISES TO YOU! IF YOU BELIEVE IN IT YOU WILL DECLARE IT FOR GOD’S GLORY!! IF YOU BE BLIND SPIRITUALLY – YOU WILL HAVE TO REMAIN MUTE!!!
My mother used to cook beans, but before she cooked the beans, she picked the bad and dirty beans and threw them at our backyard and only cooked the good beans.
But when the rain came, the dirty and bad beans became seed and grew up and looked beautiful; interestingly, that same person who threw them away started harvesting them; and she starts to see that the beans she threw away some time ago had value.
Now let me tell you
Don’t cry when people throw you at the backyard.
Don’t worry when they reject you and look down on you.
Some may say you are too dull.
Some may say you are worthless.
The rain is coming and the same people who rejected you will invite you.
God loves even those that are left out and looked down upon.
God will bless you, just stay connected to him and everyone will see how valuable you are.
Jonah paid money to run away from God….
People spend money to run away from God….
People are willing to sacrifice something to move away from the presence of God….
Do you make yourself busy that you dont have time for God?
Better check your priorities. If you dont have time for God, what good is your life?
We pray and receive blessings from God. Then we blame the blessings for taking us away from Him….
If you really love God you will pay a price to run to Him….
Even when life is busy you would realize that being busy with God is the foremost blessing!
Jonah 1: 3
But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord . He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord
DON’T BE TAKEN AWAY BY THE DISTRACTIONS OF LIFE! YOUR TIME IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD MUST BE YOUR TOP MOST PRIORITY!! BE READY TO SPEND OR LOSE ANYTHING TO BE WITH HIM!!!
Do not fight your battles with your carnal strength…
Do not fight your battles with flesh and blood…
Do not go in search of worldly people to get justice…
Do not fight with the people around you at home and in your work place…
Do not be let down by people opinions and predictions. …
He is above everything and He holds all authority…..
He can change it all just by the word of His mouth ….
Nwver underestimate the value of sincere prayers – the one who hears them has got the power to shake the universe!
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY – IT’S THE DEVIL! THE BATTLES FOUGHT ON KNEES HAVE NEVER BEEN LOST! IT’S TIME TO WAGE YOUR WAR ON KNEES – STRENGTHEN YOUR KNEES!!!
Winning over temptations is not an one time event…..
It’s a plot that devil uses every now and then to pull us down….
Devil tempted the Lord Jesus in every way and departed him for a while….
Jesus overcame the temptations through the Word of God….
We do have to deal with the temptations of the devil all through our lives ….
Do you have the weapon of God with you?
One who is not rooted properly in the word of God would easily be taken away….
Remember you have a war to wage till the end. Clothe yourself with the armour of God always!
And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
BE EQUIPPED WITH THE WORD OF GOD TO BEAT THE DEVIL BLACK AND BLUE! HE TEMPTED ONCE AND HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!! GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE GRACE NOT TO FALL AGAIN – GROW IN HIS GRACE!!!
Now this is a really difficult thing to do….
Is it easy for us to bless those who curse?
If we pray for those who curse us what do we pray for?
Are you able to say a word of blessing upon the person who has hurt you?
Are you able to pray for the person who has treated you badly?
This is going to remain difficult as long as you stay away from God….
The more you get closer to the throne of grace, God will show you the reason to forgive!
Forgiving others releases a special grace upon your life….
Yes only those who have the privilege to listen to God can forgive….
Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
WILL YOU FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HURT YOU AND TREATED YOU BADLY? GOD HAS SHOWERED HIS GRACE UPON US AND THAT IS THE REASON WE LIVE!! IT IS A PROCESS – FORGIVE AND THROW AWAY THAT BITTERNESS FROM YOUR HEART NOW!!!
Be good stewards of what God has blessed you with…
If you have been blessed with talents, do not boast about it….
Think of ways to use it for the glory of God’s kingdom…
If you are able to do many things then more would be expected of you…
God keeps adding His blessings to the ones who use it for Him…
It is not how talented and gifted you are that matters, How well you use it for God matters…
Yes, what you are is His gift to you, and what you do with it is your gift to God…
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
USE YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS FOR GOD’S GLORY! YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD FOR ALL THAT YOU POSSESS!! ASK YOURSELF IF YOU HAVE HIDDEN YOUR TALENTS OR SOWN THEM TO REAP A HARVEST???
What can the storms do when the Prince of peace is on your side….
Peace doesn’t indicate the absence of the storm but the presence of God….
In the midst of the storms you could still find peace if you know who is with you…
When you strongly believe that God rows your boat the storm cannot disturb you….
When you strongly believe that God will not allow any harm to you, your heart would be filled with peace…
At times we make more noise than the storm….
We fail to be still and hear the voice of the Master in the midst of the storm….
Be still! Peace be to you! Yes there is peace in the midst of the storm!
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord , make me dwell in safety.
HE IS ALL YOU NEED! WITH GOD ON YOUR SIDE YOUR HEARTS CAN BE FILLED WITH PEACE!! BE STILL AND KNOW HE IS GOD!!!
If you respect others it would be easier for you to be humble…
If you appreciate the diversity in God’s creation you would humble yourself easily….
If you realize that all you have was received from above, you would happily humble yourself….
If you don’t forget from where God took you, you would easily humble yourself…
If you have a strong relationship with God you would definitely be Humble…
If you remember how you came this far you would remain humble….
If you acknowledge that it’s because of Him and not because of you, you would remain humble…..
For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE GOD AND MEN! DON’T WAIT TILL GOD TEACHES YOU IN AN UNFORGETTABLE WAY!! WHEN YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF YOU WOULD KEEP SOARING HIGH!!!
The lost matter to God and so they matter to us too…
Do you seek for the lost ones?
Do you keep looking for the broken hearted to mend them?
Do you take time to bless the poor and the needy?
Do you love to spend time with the rejected and the depressed?
Can God count on you to send you on His mission?
Are you sensitive and available to His call?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
GOD REJOICES WHEN THE LOST IS FOUND! WHEN DOES YOUR HEART REJOICE? PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD – DO THEY MATTER TO YOU???
People who are sensitive to God…
People who have a relationship with God..
People who know who God is…..
People who are familiar with the shepherd’s voice….
People who wait for God’s signal….
Would always understand His ways and works….
They can never easily miss the mark!
Simeon waited on the Lord and He did see the glory!
Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required
THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD WOULD DEFINITELY KNOW HIS WAYS!!! DO YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?? ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE VOICE OF GOD AND THE SIGNS HE SHOWS???
He will bring Justice, don’t worry…
He knows all that is happening to you…
He knows how much you have been humiliated…
He knows the wrong things done against you by people…
He records every thought and every action of ours…
It might seem to us that God is silent – But God is always at work 24/7….
He is dealing with your case and He would definitely bring about Justice!
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
GOD DOESN’T NEED EVIDENCES TO PROVE YOUR CASE! HE KNOWS EVERYTHING IN AND OUT!! BELIEVE IN HIM HE WILL BRING ABOUT JUSTICE – HE IS YOUR JUDGE!!!
When the word of God is planted in your heart how well do you receive it??
When you hear it you open the doors of your heart preparing to change…
When you retain it in your heart you allow it to mould you…
When you persevere you wait with hope to see it come to life in your life!
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop
BE THE GOOD SOIL WHEN THE SOWER SOWS! WHEN THE RECEPTION AND THE RESPONSE ARE GOOD THE RESULT AND THE YIELD WOULD BE EXCELLENT!!!
Be careful about the words of your mouth..
God has called us to soothe the pain of those around us….
God has called us to cheer them up with our kind words…
One kind loving word of your mouth could transform a person’s life…
Its time to change the way you think and speak…
When you have the privilege of encouraging and building others through your words, why break them?
What do we lose by showing kindness through our words and gestures?
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.
BE A BUILDER BUILDING LIVES OF THOSE AROUND YOU! SEE OTHERS IN GOD’S PERSPECTIVE!! BUILD BRIDGES AND NOT WALLS!!!
A CALL FOR COMMITMENT!
We are not able to do things with success and lose our focus often because…
We lack the power of God in our lives owing to weak faith…
We lack spiritual maturity as we fail to increase in the knowledge of God….
We lack in true love towards Father God that pulls us down in troublesome situations….
Remember you are committed and its not good to turn back….
Be it your Family or ministry when you are committed NO TURNING BACK!
Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
NO TURNING BACK – YOU ARE COMMITTED! YES YOU WILL HAVE TO LET GO MANY THINGS IN ORDER TO BE TRUE TO YOUR COMMITMENT!! DON’T TRY TO QUIT – CLING ON TO HIM!!!
How do you react when you go through tough times?
How do you react when you are cornered and crushed?
What do you exhibit when you are disturbed from your comfort zone?
Do you treat others in the same way you want them to treat you?
When cornered and crushed remember it’s time to give good essence!
Spread the love of Christ. In any circumstance give the same fragrance….
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
LET YOUR BEHAVIOR EXHIBIT CHRIST WHO DWELLS IN YOU! WHEN CRUSHED ADD ESSENCE TO THE HANDS THAT CRUSH YOU!! YES IN A WAR OF EGO THE LOSER ALWAYS WINS!!!
Forgiving heart is a priceless treasure…..
Forgiveness builds lives and mends broken relationships….
Life becomes easier when we let things go than when we hold them back ….
When you choose to forgive you are blessing and releasing yourself….
The joy of forgiving cannot be explained…it can only be experienced…
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
CHOOSE TO FORGIVE AND LIVE IN PEACE!! BE A BLESSING TO ALL WHO ARE AROUND YOU!! FORGIVING OTHERS BRINGS JOY TO THEM AND TO YOU!!!
Many times in life we speak in a way that would please people around us…
Many times we try not to tell the truth thinking it might hurt others…
Many times we do not want to say no thinking others would look down on us…
Your answers should never be based on your circumstances or on people who are around you.
Let your Yes be YES and your No be NO!
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
DON’T TRY TO PLEASE MEN WITH YOUR WORDS! ALWAYS PLEASE GOD!! LET YOUR YES BE YES AND YOUR NO BE NO!!!
They were with Him for three and a half years….
They walked with Him, ate with Him and stayed with Him….
They saw the works and wonders of His mighty hands….
They had the privilege of listening to every word of His mouth….
They saw His providing hands…
They experienced His comforting love…
They were moved by His humble heart…
They knew the power of the word of His mouth…
But when they heard what He says has happened they weren’t able to believe….
And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
IT IS NOT HOW LONG YOU HAVE BEEN BEHIND HIM THAT MATTERS! HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR FATHER GOD?? IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS, YOU WOULD BELIEVE IN HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY – DO YOU KNOW YOUR GOD???
My destiny is not determined by who I am…
My destiny is not determined by what I have been through…
My destiny is not determined by where I am right now…
My destiny is not determined by what I know or what I have….
My destiny is not determined by how far I have come….
My destiny is determined by the one with who is with …
The Lord is with Me as a mighty terrible one
GOD HOLDS MY FUTURE AND ITS HIM WHO DETERMINES MY DESTINY! I MAY NOT BE SURE OF WHERE I AM HEADING TO!! MY DESTINY IS IN HIS HANDS – WHY SHOULD I FEAR???
How you finish is more important than how you started it…
It is easy to quit but just take time to think what it took to start…
Don’t you think God would have stopped it even in the beginning if it wasn’t in His plan???
When you feel like quitting just cling on for a while and rest on the saviour..
When you feel insufficient trust in His strength- He will carry you through to the end!
Before you quit pause for a moment and rethink about your decision….
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus
WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING JUST DON’T GIVE UP! RUN TO THE ONE WHO INITIATED IT!! YES HE WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH – KEEP RUNNING TILL HE SAYS STOP!!!
When Jesus raised a question about feeding the 5000…
Philip looked at it as an impossible situation….
Do you think that you are at the end of the road?
Andrew was able to see the little providence but couldn’t trust in God for an increase….
Do you think what you have is not sufficient?
But the little unnamed boy saw the miracle that could happen if the little that he had went into the Saviour’s hands!
Are you willing to give the little that you have to God and see it multiply in His hands?
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
HOW DO YOU LOOK AT YOUR SITUATION? HOW BIG IS GOD TO YOUR EYES?? YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE!!!