Inspiration

Are you

#areyou

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭26 – 27) NLT)


The Bible doesn’t tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry, but it points out that it is important to handle our anger properly. If vented thoughtlessly, anger can hurt others and destroy relationships. If bottled up inside, it can cause us to become bitter and destroy us from within. Paul tells us to deal with our anger immediately in a way that builds relationships rather than destroys them. If we nurse our anger, we will give the devil an opportunity to divide us. Are you angry with someone right now? What can you do to resolve your differences? Don’t let the day end before you begin to work on mending your relationship. (Tyndal Study Bible)


The more I study the Bible, the more I want. I love discovering new verses.
Remember the words Holy, Humble and Pure. Patients can fit in here as well. Will you ever get angry if you dress with these words? 


I feel I should just say this again, these words speak to me. I struggle with things all the time. I am inspired by the Word of God and feel I should share that inspiration. Be God’s messenger. The revelation when you study the Word is just amazing. 


We have all gone to bed angry, and I know it’s not always easy to resolve issues of the heart. Why? Pride takes over and what should we be, Humble. Anger inflicted by the devil is there to separate us from God.  Paul tells us to deal with our anger immediately in a way that builds relationships rather than destroys them. You see around every corner there is an opportunity to strengthen relationships. If you can work through these challenges its a victory over the devil. The more you achieve this, the stronger you and the process becomes. 


There are instances where anger can be healthy. For example, when you are angry with yourself about something. Achieving an objective through quiet aggression is good. You could be doing it to Glorify God.


Just keep these keywords in the front of your mind, Holy, Humble and Pure.


“God I thank you for Your Word. An absolute revelation. Help me to show others this revelation. In Jesus Name. Amen”

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Inspiration

You want promotion

#youwantpromotion


“Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.””‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:10 NLT


Some people in the Thessalonian church were falsely teaching that because Christ would return any day, people should set aside their responsibilities, quit work, do no future planning, and just wait for the Lord. But their lack of activity only led them into sin. They became a burden to the church which was supporting them; they wasted time that could have been used for helping others, and they became meddlers (3:11). These church members may have thought that they were more spiritual by not working, but Paul tells them to be responsible and get back to work. Being ready for Christ means obeying him in every area of life. Because we know that Christ is coming, we must live in such a way that our faith and our daily practice will please him when he arrives.


Thess. 3:8–10 worked. The particular issue related to working diligently to earn one’s living. Though Paul had the “right” as an apostle to receive support, he chose rather to earn his own living to set an example (cf. 1 Cor.)


Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”


As far back as Genesis, it is our command to work. We shall earn our keep by the sweat of our brow; written in Genesis 3. The Lord rewards good works. You reap what you sow. Sead and harvest time is one of the oldest principles in the Bible? 


This scripture makes me think. How few people in this world today don’t have to work. Have you ever witnessed the lazy person getting a promotion over the hard worker? Nope, I thought so. How many times have you been in conversation and someone comments know he/she is a hard worker. My question which person do you want to be? What do you want people to say about you? In my previous life, I would want people to say he is hard working. Today it’s not important, it’s what God thinks.


Two things come to mind writing this. Firstly there is much work to be done in this world. How many people can we reach and feed today? Carefully think about it, is the work in the world ever finished? Nope, I don’t believe. Secondly, as Christian, we are to Glorify God. Are we going to do that being lazy? Nope. 
At the end of the day who do, you want to impress, people or God?


So work to the best of your ability. Do everything this way.


“Lord all the glory to you. Give me the perseverance to Glorify you. In Jesus name. Amen.” 

Inspiration

Patience

#patience


“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!’ (‭Psalm‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ ESV)


David knew from experience what it meant to wait for the Lord. He had been anointed king at age 16, but didn’t become king until he was 30. During the interim years, he had been chased through the wilderness by jealous King Saul. David had to wait on God for the fulfillment of his promise to reign. Later, after becoming king, he was chased by his rebellious son, Absalom. Waiting for God is not easy. Often it seems that he isn’t answering our prayers or doesn’t understand the urgency of our situation. That kind of thinking implies that God is not in control or is not fair. But God is worth waiting for. Lamentations 3:24-26 calls us to hope in and wait for the Lord because often God uses times of waiting to refresh, renew, or teach us. Make good use of your waiting times by discovering what God may be trying to teach you in them. 


I have not only heard this once but numerous times before.  Yesterday   I heard it again: “I am just the messenger speaking on God’s behalf.” That’s what I am – just a messenger. The person I am speaking to most of all is myself. So all the Glory to God.


Have you heard this: “all in God’s time?.” What strikes me is that we are naturally impatient beings. I am currently in a situation that I pray about daily for almost 18 months. Now and then I get tired of waiting for the result and then indulge in all the bad habits again. God says we should wait patiently for his solution. What I believe is that God will reward you in his time. I have come to discover that just like being disciplined training for sports events, you have to be disciplined when waiting for God and His solution. I sometimes feel that the good work I did for months is broken in a second and then you have to start all over again. Pay all those dues again. 


You see, I heard this a while ago from Rodney (not the first time, I must add). Sin keeps you away from God. Then Rodney made a very profound comment. It’s what he does on a daily basis. He stays pure, holy and humble. Think of these words carefully: “stay in these words and you will not be separated from God.” 


This explanation comes directly out of the dictionary:


Pure – wholesome and untainted by immorality, especially that of a sexual nature: our fondness for each other is pure and innocent.


Holy – dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred: the Holy Bible.• (of a person) devoted to the service of God: saints and holy men.• morally and spiritually excellent: I do not lead a holy life.


Humble – having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance: I felt very humble when meeting her.• (of an action or thought) offered with or affected by a modest estimate of one’s importance: my humble apologies.


What a challenge it will be to stay in this way. Add patience to this and you can imagine. You will never be separated from God. 


“God, make me Pure, Holy, Humble, and Patient. Cast my wish on all people. In Jesus name. Amen”  

Inspiration

The amount you give

#theamountyougive


“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ”‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭NLT‬‬


A forgiving spirit demonstrates that a person has received God’s forgiveness. Jesus used the picture of measuring grain in a basket to ensure the full amount. If we are critical rather than compassionate, we will also receive criticism. If we treat others generously, graciously, and compassionately, however, these qualities will come back to us in full measure. We are to love others, not judge them. ( Tyndal Study Bible ) 


The oldest principle in the Bible. “Seedtime and harvest.” It started out with Day and night, then hot and cold, and then the seasons. So the world evolved. Some people still think that God had nothing to do with it. Really? 


I feel I need to say that the Gospel of Luke, the early Church believed Luke himself wrote it in conjunction with Acts. Luke, a Physician, a brilliant man in his time. Well respected I guys. All my research confirms this. His counterparts respected him. 


So listen to what He says in the last part of scripture. ” The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ” Read the comments above from the study Bible. These principles work I can assure you, I have experienced it first hand. Tough to maintain.


It’s just like that sportsman what you put in you get out. Do you think Chad Le Closs achieved all the Gold medals by doing nothing? 


Everybody I listen to talks about how big God is. That we should be expectant of big things in His Kingdom. My Question if we listen to Luke, are we doing enough to get that result we desire?


” Lord I thank you for your promise. Make me give more of me. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Inspiration

It’s​ not your choice

#itsnotyourchoice


“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬


These who are not “flesh-and-blood enemies” are demons over whom the devil has control. They are not mere fantasies—they are very real. We face a powerful army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, these beings become our enemies, and they try every device to turn us away from him and back to sin. Although we are assured of victory, we must engage in the struggle until Christ returns, because Satan is constantly battling against all who are on the Lord’s side. We need supernatural power to defeat Satan, and God has provided this by giving us his Holy Spirit within us and his armor surrounding us. If you feel discouraged, remember Jesus’ words to Peter: “Upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it” (Matthew 16:18). (Tyndal Study Bible)


What’s happens when an athlete does not practice? He eventually becomes just like the rest of us, unfit to win the race. 
The same applies if you don’t practice being a Christian. The world does not only consist of Christian; there are many religions people follow. So if you don’t sharpen yourself daily for Jesus, what are you going to become, a Muslim or just an unbeliever with no values.


Look at the world we live in today. Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography and deteriorating values in society. It scares me to think that we have to raise kids in this environment. The Bible warns us of these dark evil forces in the world. Please don’t believe they don’t affect you. How many of us have been affected by drugs and Alcohol directly or indirectly? I am sure the answer is yes, those evil forces at work.


You can never justify drugs.  Are the people developing them are doing it for your good? Nope never, how can that be, with the destruction it causes.
So yes just as scripture says we have a daily fight against these evil forces. Sometimes you can’t even see them. To overcome this, we have to empower ourselves with Word and the Holy Spirit. Yes, we have to practice it. Otherwise, we will lose our strength and touch. The Bible clearly explains we have to dress in the amour of God. ( Ephesians 6:11-18)


I would like to say there is power in numbers so surround yourself with believers so that we can beat these evils.


” Lord I pray for strength for all people. I know withYou can change this world. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Inspiration

Action

#action
“In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”Matthew‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬


Can you hide a city that is sitting on top of a hill? Its light at night can be seen for miles. If we live for Christ, we will glow like lights, showing others what Christ is like. We hide our light by (1) being quiet when we should speak, (2) going along with the crowd, (3) denying the light, (4) letting sin dim our light, (5) not explaining our light to others, or (6) ignoring the needs of others. Be a beacon of truth—don’t shut your light off from the rest of the world. ( Tyndal Study Bible)

How amazing has this year started? Every piece of scripture is about doing something. You see most things in life take action. You won’t achieve anything by sitting around and doing nothing. 


During this holiday on a couple of occasions, I found wanting to quote scripture during a conversation. We were debating a point. The scripture would have sealed the point. Two things happened my confidence dwindled, and I forgot the exact Scripture and numbers. My confidence most probably because I did not know the scripture well enough. So what is the plan of action in my case? Firstly, we all have our devices on hand, so use them. Secondly, build the confidence to be bold for Jesus. Be sure to increase knowledge to be more confident. 


Carefully read the six comments above. It is so hard to add to these wise words. 


I will say this; I am Born again, I prefer my new life over my old life. I can hear you saying, “actually I don’t believe you.” Well, the thing is I had every worldly possession you can think off, yet I never had peace. Born again and with Jesus in my life, I have inner peace. That is priceless. We all have the ability to reach and touch others lives, do you know how valuable that can be? You can even save a life, or save a relationship. So my prayer is that God gives me the confidence to be His light. Each of us can do our part. It’s not the big things it’s the small stuff that counts. 


“Lord I Pray for confidence so that I can be that light you command me. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Inspiration

Can you

#canyou


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NLT‬


When we have an important decision to make, we sometimes feel that we can’t trust anyone—not even God. But God knows what is best for us. He is a better judge of what we want than even we are! We must trust him completely in every choice we make. We should not omit careful thinking or belittle our God-given ability to reason, but we should not trust our own ideas to the exclusion of all others. We must not be wise in our own eyes. We should always be willing to listen to and corrected by God’s Word and wise counsellors. Bring your decisions to God in prayer; use the Bible as your guide, and then follow God’s leading. He will direct your paths by both guidings and protecting you. (Tyndal Study Bible)


Sitting below the Milkwood tree. Cool, breeze blowing off the ocean. It is 35 Celsius out there. Back from the hustle and bustle off the beach. How blessed can you be? Spent the morning on the beach with family. I am having a tough time getting into the Word. I am so overwhelmed by the moment. 


I am on leave, and it’s month end at work. You know what happens things go wrong. Or shall I rather say we faced with challenges? What’s the first thing we do? We lean on our own understanding. Yes, we have down this a hundred times, month end. As young a Christian, I learnt to rely on God rather than my understanding. Yes, I know that sounds out there, not quite real. The Scripture says trust in the Lord with all your heart not just a part of it.  Easier said than done I can assure you. I can assure you it works, just have faith.


Take note what the commentator says above. “Bring your decisions to God in prayer.” Yes, you are saying how do I take my daily challenge to God, when they pop up. The thing is during your daily prayers you should ask for guidance and wisdom to deal with challenges. Here comes that word again Faith. That’s what we should have and rely on, rather than our understanding. Would like to add that there is nothing wrong with short prayers right at the moment.


Faith is the cornerstone in all.


“Lord, I pray for your understanding, then faith to rely on you. In Jesus name. Amen.”