Chosen people

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬ NLT)
People often base their self-concept on their accomplishments. But our relationship with Christ is far more important than our jobs, successes, wealth, or knowledge. We have been chosen by God as his very own, and we have been called to represent him to others. Remember that your value comes from being one of God’s children, not from what you can achieve. You have worth because of what God does, not because of what you do. (Tyndal Study Bible)
We are all God’s chosen people! Just like the scripture says, we are all great because we are God’s people. We are all royal priests and priestesses and God’s possession. So I ask: why do people struggle with self-confidence? We are chosen so walk and act with pride. Yes, we are all different, yet we don’t need to lack confidence for we are God’s chosen ones.
Added to this, it is also because we are God’s chosen people and because we represent Him. What an honour… So daily, and in all we do, we represent God. So how can you not do your best every day and with every opportunity? Show the world Who you represent.
What’s more, because we are God’s chosen, we don’t have to worry about things of the world. We can put all our trust in God. Our value and rewards don’t come daily through worldly things, but from being God’s representatives. Just like we are the chosen, He provides the light in all our daily challenges. He is our light.
” Lord I pray may I be in Your way. May I do everything to honour You. In  Jesus name, I pray. Amen”


“19  Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.  20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.” (1 John 3:19-20)
Many are afraid that they don’t love others as they should. They feel guilty because they think they are not doing enough to show proper love to Christ. Their consciences bother them. John has these people in mind in this letter. How do we escape the gnawing accusations of our consciences? Not by ignoring them or rationalizing our behaviour but by setting our hearts on God’s love. When we feel guilty, we should remind ourselves that God knows our motives as well as our actions. His voice of assurance is stronger than the accusing voice of our conscience. If we are in Christ, he will not condemn us (Romans 8:1; Hebrews 9:14-15). So if you are living for the Lord but feeling that you are not good enough, remind yourself that God is greater than your conscience. ( Life Applications Study Bible)
It is a harsh reminder that God knows everything. We don’t see the plan He has for us. He knows us that well that he knows every strand of hair on our head. Like the scripture says He knows everything.
In my time on this earth one thing, I learnt is that people love to justify their actions, myself included. My experience tells me it is to cover their guilt and it takes many forms. Yes, I am sure you know what I am talking about when I say, you feel condemnation. And how easy does that happen? The smallest of white lies and “Bang” there it is.
As the commentator suggests, afraid or that feeling of fear ads to our insecurities. That fear can be fear of failure or not meeting expectation. Sitting at a coffee shop waiting to meet someone all the negative self-talk. Instead of considering the person agreed to meet also has an interest or seeking opportunity so just go with it. The point I am trying to make is that opportunities present themselves daily embrace them with confidence. Rely on God and the Holy Spirit to guide you. Doing that will lead to right living.
You see, God, loved the world so much that he gave His Son as redemption for our sins. As I am writing a friend sends me a Quote by Steve Hawkins, ” If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away. ” So remember God’s love is all around us, so consider Steve’s words, don’t throw it away. If we are in Christ, we will never feel condemned and remember God and His love, is way greater than all our insecurities. And remember God’s love is the basis of the love between man and woman.
Consider the title, “actoins”, everything in life is about doing. Just as the word “love” is a verb, in other words, an action. Just do it.
“Lord, I pray for you in my life always. To rely on You always. In Jesus name. Amen


For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭20‬:‭28‬ NLT)
A “ransom” was the price paid to release a slave from bondage. Jesus often told his disciples that he must die, but here he told them why—to redeem all people from the bondage of sin and death. The disciples thought that as long as Jesus was alive, he could save them. But Jesus revealed that only his death would save them and the world. (Tyndal Study Bible)
We are caught up daily in the bondage of this world. Our daily chores, responsibilities takes our eyes off the reality. We are so busy chasing this thing, called success. What is it? More money, possession or fame? Things don’t go our way then we get done on ourselves. Even get caught up in depression.
Well if you think about it, the greatest man who walked this earth is Jesus. Yes, there no other name like Jesus. That very Man gave his life to release us from the bondage of the world. He paid the price; he gave his life. Just like you would pay the price to release a slave.
What amazes me is the number of people who don’t take to heart what that release means. It’s not only the promise of heaven and eternal life. It’s the total release from all the world’s bondage. All you have to do is rely on God and have faith.
So why not be like the most famous person in the world, Jesus, serve and care for others. That caring nature will get you much further in life than anything else. Even if you hate your work be obedient and to it with care. If not for your Boss do it for God. Accept serve and care.
“Lord Jesus I thank you for the price you paid for me. Forgive me if I have failed Your glory. Help me touch the world. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen”

The truth

“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life. (‭John‬ ‭5‬:‭24‬ NLT)
Eternal life—living forever with God—begins when you accept Jesus Christ as Savior. At that moment, new life begins in you (2 Corinthians 5:17). It is a completed transaction. You still will face physical death, but when Christ returns again, your body will be resurrected to live forever (1 Corinthians 15).
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭17‬ NLT)
I always wonder if we as Christians understand the concept of eternal life. I believe it’s really difficult to fully grasp the concept. We are just simple people who are sceptical about things. Instead of just believing.
I was chatting to a colleague the other day that just returned from a trip to Italy. He spent a couple of days in Rome. One just has to be amazed at some of the sites and buildings there. “The Colosseum” amazing, this structure was commissioned 70 Ad. An amphitheatre to seat 55000  people. Can you believe people were capable of building a structure like that in that time?
If I spend time thinking of splendour of this Building, the coming of Jesus is even more amazing to me. What impact He made on the world at that time. Think of the sceptics. Read the scripture again. God sent his Son Jesus to this woeful world. The single purpose was, to give us the opportunity to rid us of our sin. He released the Holy Spirit over the world. And the power of that Spirit resurrected Jesus from the dead. To be with the Father. And to be with us all the time.
In the mornings at 6, I listen to Angus Buchan. He made a comment that power of the Spirit is with us daily to make us bold. This boldness should make us spread the Good News of the Gospel. Be different to everyone around us. Stand out for God. Even in your workplace, do your job with extra zeal, to His Glory.
Now that’s available to us if we believe. With this comes our opportunity for eternal life. To be with God always.
Today we have taken more time to indulge in God’s word because there are so many influences today. Just think of the stuff that influences us daily.
” Lord I pray that are with me daily and reveal your Word to me. I thank you for eternal life. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen”

You can do it

Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ NLT)
Paul uses active and forceful verbs to describe the Christian life: run, pursue, fight, hold tightly. Some think Christianity is a passive religion that advocates waiting for God to act. On the contrary, we must have an active faith, training, working hard, sacrificing, and doing what we know is right. Is it time for action on your part? Christian service, like athletics, requires training and sacrifice. Our discipline and obedience largely define whether or not we will be contributors or merely spectators. How would other believers rank your contributing role on Christ’s team? (Tyndale Study Bible)
I have heard Christian kids say the following words, “Jesus take the wheel” Know I pose the question? The disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest of them all? Jesus answered very clearly, “he who serves most” When I read this I realised that the basis of Christianity is caring for others.
Do you think “Love” is a feeling or an action? Well, you see the word is a verb, so it’s action. We have to do love, and it’s not just a feeling.
There two things that stand out for me in this scripture. It calls us to action, to hold tightly to what God has called us to. Further to fight for our Faith.
In my opinion, these actions should spill over to our daily life. Just like the commentator says above. I mark these comments in Bold letters because it’s that important.
Listening to the Radio, the announcer made a comment, if every one of us can just touch one person in a positive way today, imagine what a difference we can bring to the world.
“Lord I pray that I can be a man of action like You ask of us. May this be true to all aspects of my life. In Jesus name. Amen”

No power

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭39‬ NLT)
This verse contains one of the most comforting promises in all Scripture. Believers have always had to face hardships in many forms: persecution, illness, imprisonment, and even death. These sometimes cause them to fear that they have been abandoned by Christ. But Paul exclaims that it is impossible to be separated from Christ. His death for us is proof of his unconquerable love. Nothing can separate us from Christ’s constant presence with us. God tells us how great his love is so that we will feel totally secure in him. If we believe these overwhelming assurances, we will not be afraid.(Tyndal Study Bible)
I was watching this ten-year-old kid attempting to go down this hill on his little push scooter come skateboard. As he went, I thought this is not going to end badly. Just as I thought at the bottom of the hill things went wrong. It ended up with many scrapes and a bloody nose.
It made me think how many times in life we reach that point, where we have to, take the plunge or go for it. When we look back many of the times, we think we should never have done that. Yes, we do feel some days, just like that little boy, battered and bruised. Although we might not think it God loves us. Just like that little boy, we made a choice and had to live with the consequences. I am not saying that you should not take risk. You should have faith and Trust in God, to guide you through that risk.
Reading this scripture just reminds me. That nothing can separate us from the love of God. No matter how many mistakes we make. What also stands out to me that God loves us so much he gave us a handbook to live our life’s by, the Bible.  What’s more, he loved us so much he gave His Son.
“Lord be with me in my daily challenges. Amen.”


And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭11‬:‭6‬ NLT)
Believing that God exists is only the beginning; even the demons believe that much (James 2:19-20). God will not settle for mere acknowledgement of his existence. He wants your faith to lead to a personal, dynamic relationship.
But does faith make sense, really? Do you believe because faith makes sense, or because faith doesn’t need to make sense? Some Christians think people cannot understand God and should not try. Others believe that nothing true is irrational, including true faith. The truth is, God gave us minds that should be developed and used. To ignore intellectual growth is to live a stunted and naive life. God wants our trust and have faith, even while we ponder and wonder about so many matters mysterious to us. Even so, we do not believe in a void nor leap into the dark. Faith is reasonable, though reason alone cannot explain the whole of it. So use your mind to think things through. But leave room for the unexplainable works of God.
Sometimes we wonder about the fate of those who haven’t heard of Christ and have not even had a Bible to read. God assures us that all who honestly seek him—who act in faith on the knowledge of God that they possess—will be rewarded. When you tell others the Good News, encourage them, to be honest, and diligent in their search for truth. Those who hear the Good News are responsible for what they have heard (see 2 Corinthians 6:1-2). (Tyndal Study Bible)
“Faith is a strong belief in God or the doctrines of religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.”
Do people realise how big God’s reward is? I grew up with everything my heart could desire. My parents had a good go at teaching me about God. However, I never had a relationship with God, that only happened in April 2012. What an experience, I know share in the gifts of heaven. I don’t think non-believers realise the value. The thing for me apart from all the gifts is the peace that received when I took that step. You know those times you can’t sleep because of stress or worry about something. That rarely happens know, because I have Faith in God. He does not say that you don’t have to do your bit, you can’t just sit back and do nothing. It’s about learning and growing. All that wisdom is in the Bible.
Like I said before most people know there is a God because at some point in their life they will call on Him. Why don’t they just accept God and his teachings? I have many friends that are really good people. In some areas, they fail. Just like before I pose the question, why not just accept the teaching of God and believe that Jesus died for our sins.
” Lord I pray that you touch people and that they will open their hearts and sincerely seek you. I pray for strength and wisdom to tell people about You God. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.”