God is always there for us. 

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I
will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (
Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ NLT)

 

God chose Israel
through Abraham because He wanted to, not because the people deserved it
(Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 9:4-6.) Although God chose the Israelites to represent Him
to the world, they failed to do this. God thus punished them and sent them to
captivity. Nowadays, all believers are God’s chosen people, and we all share
the responsibility of representing Him to the world. One day, God will bring
all His faithful people together. We need not fear because: (1) God is with us
(“… for I am with you.”); (2) God has established a firm relationship
with us (“… for I am your God.”); and (3) God gives us assurance of His
strength, assistance, and victory over sin and Death. Are you aware of all the
ways in which God has helped you?(Tyndale Study Bible)

 

The
unbeliever fails to understand this piece of scripture simply because it is
only in there darkest hour when they have called on God. What the unbeliever
also fails to acknowledge is that He has favor. Is it through the work of God’s
or their own works? I know the answer.

 

The
writer clearly explains that all people in the world are God’s chosen people.
All we have to do is believe… It’s that simple! Just believe then all the riches of Heaven is
available to you. Nobody is exempt to this.

 

To the
unbeliever: are you aware of how God has helped you? Have you ever noticed and
acknowledged this? I pose this question to myself too.

 

I am
only now beginning to comprehend how blessed I have been throughout my entire
life, even prior to my Salvation. The work He did in me is starting to reflect.
So I give thanks and all the Glory to God. I personally believe this is only
the beginning of huge things to come. It will be revealed to me in His time.

 

You
see, nothing happens by accident. 

 

Why
you reading this?

 

“Lord
I thank you for being there for us. Reveal yourself to all people. In Jesus
name I pray. Amen”

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Belong to Jesus

Those who belong to
Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his
cross and crucified them there. (
Galatians‭5‬:‭24‬ NLT)

 

In order to accept Christ as Savior, we need to turn from
our sins and willingly nail our sinful nature to the cross. This doesn’t mean,
however, that we will never see traces of its evil desires again. As Christians
we still have the capacity to sin, but we have been set free from sin’s power
over us and no longer have to give in to it. We must daily commit our sinful
tendencies to God’s control, daily crucify them, and moment by moment draw on
the Spirit’s power to overcome them (see 
2:206:14).

 

I am
amazed at how these scriptures follow on. It’s obviously God’s way of saying
“share more.”

 

I
told you yesterday that there were things that I did wrong, and made wrong
choices. Becoming a Christian was a correct decision. The big thing, like I
said before, is that everything in life is a call to action. We all have to
take action and make the right decision. That is what I did.  I took
action it was a huge adaption and today I am better for it.

 

God
through His Son gave us the opportunity to nail our sins to the cross. That
opportunity is available to us all. All we have to do is take action. It’s that
simple.

 

And
just like the scripture says we won’t be perfect up front but you can crucify
your daily challenges and trust God to cleanse you daily. 

 

All
you have to do is trust God and his Son and take action. Accept Jesus as your
savior.

 

“Lord
I pray that you will help me touch people with your Word and that they will
take the right action. I pray this all in Jesus name. Amen.”

 

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Fear the Lord

“Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭16‬ NLT)

“If we have enough . . . let us be content.” But when is enough enough? How can we truly be content? There is a difference between what we need and what we want. We may have all we need to live (that is, we have enough), but we let ourselves become anxious and discontented over what we merely want. We can choose to be content without having all that we want. The only alternative is to be “trapped by many foolish and harmful desires” that ultimately lead only to “ruin and destruction.”

I used to own a huge business. I hardly ever slept  because of the turmoil I went through.

Because of the rapid growth in the business it was severely cash strapped and there was no cash flow. So come month-end and certain other times in the business cycle, you had rob Peter to pay Paul. Eventually, we where doing it so much that we got hardened and later did not worry us. Yet deep down I knew what we were doing is wrong and that caused me not to sleep. If you don’t tell one you are not exposed. The thing I remember most we started with small amounts then landed up to be in the millions. How wrong!

After selling the business and settling for less finance in life I can sleep at night. First I sold and then became a Christian. Adopt a fear of the Lord, loose the love of money and gain inner peace.

The chase for fame and money means nothing in the end. You can’t take it with you.

If you chase money to glorify God it’s different. It’s all about what your motive is.

“Lord I pray for peace and that I will make lots of money to Glorify your Kingdom. In Jesus name.  Amen.”

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My whole body longs for you

“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭63‬:‭1‬ NLT)

Hiding from his enemies in the barren wilderness of Judah, David was extremely lonely. He longed for a friend whom he could trust to heal his loneliness. No wonder he cried out, “O God, . . . My soul thirsts for You in this parched and weary land!” If you are lonely or thirsty for something to last in your life, remember David’s prayer. God alone can satisfy our deepest longings.(Tyndale Study Bible)

I have asked this before, have you called out to God at some or other point? I am sure you have. Something that seems common among all of us is that often we feel as though the more disciplined we are spiritually or want to be, the more we seem to fail. That is because of one reason: we are tempted more often because the enemy is aware of this, and the devil thus targets you by laying traps. He would like to steal your salvation, but he can’t.

The next challenge is the condemnation we feel because of our own failures… We should never feel this way.

Let me use this as example: divorce is on the increase. But why? The traditional family unit is the strength, and that’s why the enemy always seeks ways to destroy it. All these modern influences such as pornography, low moral values, lack of church in society, internet, and many more. If couples and family armor themselves with the Word, they will be protected. This is the reason we should thirst for God.

Have you ever felt judged? Just remember God is a God of Grace… He forgives.

What works for me is to stay in the Word. Read and meditate on the Bible to quench your thirst daily.

Writing this cleanses me and keeps me accountable to do the right thing as often as possible as I can’t write these words and not act upon them.

Don’t only seek His solution in life’s major aspects, but also in the daily, small things. He has a solution for all things and only He is the true fulfillment.

Seek Him in everything you do.

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Build relationships

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.

The more I study the Bible the more I want. What I love is discovering new verses everyday.

Remember the words two days ago, Patient, Pure, Holy and Humble. Will you ever get angry if you dress yourself with these words?

I feel I should just say this again, these words are speaking to me, I struggle with these things. I am inspired and feel I should share that inspiration. Be God’s messenger.

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 is inflicted by the devil 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 it’s a victory over the devil. The more you achieve this the stronger you and the proses becomes.

There are instances where anger can be good. For example when you are angry with yourself about something.  Quiet aggression in achieving an objective, that can be for God as well.

Just keep these key words in the front of your mind, Patient, Pure, Holy and Humble.

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

Inspiration

Commit

Commit your actions to the LORD,
and your plans will succeed.” (
Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3NLT)

 

There are different
ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the Lord. Some people commit their
work only superficially. They say the project is being done for the Lord, but
in reality they are doing it for themselves. Others give God temporary control
of their interests, only to take control back the moment things stop going the
way they expect. Still others commit a task fully to the Lord, but put forth no
effort themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed. We must
maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him,
while working as if everything depended on us. Think of a specific effort in
which you are involved right now. Have you committed it to the Lord?

 

This
week has been amazing thus far. Listening to Rodney Howard-Brown has been
eye-opening. He is a walking inspiration.

 

He
mentioned something yesterday evening that struck me. He said that in America,
95% of Christians have never introduced or led any one to the Lord. They all
just go to church and just take the blessing and don’t share it with anybody
else.

 

I ask
you: is that commitment to the Lord?

 

I
would like to leave you with this thought: if they where on fire for God, would
they change? I think so. You see as Christians we are mandated by God to spread
the Good News.

 

A big
lesson for me when I became a Christian was that everything you do should be to
glorify God. That’s why I find working hard easy. You can’t submit a task to
God and then not work hard at it.

 

In
everything we do takes a 2000% commitment to be successful. In
relationships, work, and absolutely everything, your faith as well.

 

Never
give up. The day you fail is the day you give up. Lay everything before God.

 

“Lord,
I pray for commitment to You. In Jesus name. Amen”

Inspiration

In God’s time

“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 evening whilst listening to Rodney Howard – Brown I heard it again: “I am just the messenger speaking on God’s behalf.” That’s exactly what I am – just a messenger. The person I am speaking to most of all is myself.

Have you heard this: “all in God’s time?.” What strikes me is that as humans we are naturally impatient. I am currently in a situation that I pray about daily for almost 18 months. Every 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 a sports events, you have to be disciplined when waiting on 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 last night  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.”

Look at this that comes directly out of the dictionary:

Pure – 3 wholesome and untainted by immorality, especially that of a sexual nature: our fondness for each other is pure and innocent.

Holy – 1 dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred: the Holy Bible | the holy month of Ramadan.• (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 – 1 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 an Patient. Cast my wish on all people. In Jesus name. Amen”

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