Diligent with the little things!

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Nobody was born responsible. You become responsible by being honest and faithful in every detail of your life, especially in the little things. Missing one number on an address label can send a package to the wrong side of the country. Fudging a few numbers on a document can bring a whole company down and force many people out of work. A loose bolt, can cause a car wreck. Taking care of the small details can prevent big problems and prepare us to handle larger responsibilities. I want to encourage you today to stay diligent and faithful with the little things, because remember, being faithful to small tasks builds up over time to give us the reputation of being loyal and responsible.
Matthew 25:20-29, 2 King 12:15

Selflessness it key!!

The life we live today has become more and more selfish with everyone seeking self satisfaction rather than please God. We have to understand the art of loving others, and thinking about others before ourselves. If Jesus thought more about himself, he won’t have gone to the cross for us. Jesus said, if we focus on doing good deeds towards others, we are actually doing them for him. It is ok to think about yourself or care for yourself, but when it becomes the most important thing, then it becomes selfishness, which is a sin before God. Remember do your best at showing love and putting God first, he will reward you with your own desires.
Mark 8:35-38, John 15:13

Be Still! Patience!

cropped-open-bible.jpgBe still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. (Psalm 37:7). God often ask us to wait while He leads us along the path of progressive victory. He does this because sometimes it saves us from defeat. Sometimes God makes us wait to prepare us for a bigger job. Waiting time is never wasted by God, so don’t waste time being anxious. Serve God diligently as you wait for Him to accomplish the next big thing. Be patient 🙇🙇
John 16:12, Deuteronomy 7:22, Galatians 4:4

The God that changeth not!

Since change is inevitable in this life, take comfort in the Lord, who never changes. You can rely on His faithfulness that has not changed from generation to generation, His love never shifts or die, His promises are rock solid and His salvation last forever. Cling to the One who controls the universe when your world spins out of control. Therefore put on the full armor of God, and remember Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Fear not, God always finds a way for those who trust in Him. 🙇🙇🙏
Hebrews 13:8, Hebrews 1:12, Mark 13:31, James 1:17, Lamentations 5:19

The God of Impossibilities!!

When we look at the ministry of all the apostles, we find out that they worked so closely with the Holy Spirit and prayed so much with expectations that cause so many things to happen. Today, most believers pray just for the sake of prayers, they don’t pray with expectation as required by God. The bible says In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice.In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV). This therefore tells us that when we pray, we should pray expecting the results. Many are not receiving results because they keep looking at how God is going to do it. Don’t you understand that our Father is the God of Impossibilities? Let us stop looking at how it is going to be done and just believe that it is done according to His word. Let us look at the possibilities that His word brings, because it is the very mind of God for all His children.

Operating in the impossibilities of God requires strong faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.(Hebrews 11:6). Understand that faith is the law of the spiritual realm to bring those things that are not to existence just like our father spoke the world into existence. Many operate by the flesh, allowing their minds to control how they pray or request things from God. Remember that we serve a God of impossibilities because He makes the impossible possible. Jesus said in Mark 11:24 that “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” That means we expect the result to be just as we have requested from the father. Scriptures makes it even clearer when it says “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7).

We have a God that grants all we ask in His will, but many of us don’t ask expecting because of lack of faith, weak faith, little faith, lack of trust on His word, trying to see with the physical eyes before believe or double mindedness. The bible says in James 1:5-8 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” God wants us to receive these impossibilities we ask daily, but our faith would have to be strengthened. When you pray, ask expectantly and with strong faith, then you will see the impossible things become possible because we have the God of impossibilities as our father. I pray that you will begin to operate in strong faith, and pray expectantly in Jesus name. Amen!

Love equals Giving.

The art of giving begins with Love and obedience to the word of God. Without love, giving cannot exist. 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” If God did not love mankind, He wouldn’t have sent His only son to die for us. If we look within ourselves, we see that giving comes easy to us when we are giving to those we love, meanwhile those we don’t love we find it hard to give. If we want to be like God, we are required to love everyone, so that we will find it easy to give without resentment and drawbacks. 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38). Every time we give, we are transformed because we grow more in Love. Love is giving and sacrifice of service just like Jesus did for us. We can give our money, time, service, emotions, and materials that can bring bountiful harvest. If you love God, you will love others, and if you love others, you will give more for the promotion of the Kingdom of God. Giving without reservation attracts the blessings of God in our lives. Let us take example from our father God whom according to John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 

Be an example of who God wants you to be in Him through the art of Love in giving. But be careful not to become prideful or arrogant; the bible says in Matthew 6:2 that “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”

My Prayer Life: The Attitude of Thanksgiving and Worship!

Do you have a prayer life?
What is your prayer life like?
Do you understand prayer?
Do you know the importance of prayer?
Do you know how to pray?
Are you consistent in prayers or is it just a routine? Prayer is a relationship, where we humbly communicate, worship, and sincerely seek God’s face, knowing that He hears us, loves us and will respond; though not always in a manner we may expect or desire. (From 7 key basic expectations of God). It is necessary we recognize that prayers do move mountains, through faith. Understand that you are no longer part of the world, and so, the enemy will try every trick to bring you back and cause you to remain bound in sin, but as you keep your prayer life alive, you will continue to drive that light in the kingdom of darkness and causing their mission over your life to fail. Prayer is also a communication between us and God. During prayer, as we speak or make our request, God speaks to us to either assure us, encourage us, answers us or direct us to how to get what we are requesting. During prayers, God also instructs us on our next task or assignment. When we look at the bible, we see that King David prayed so many times to seek the face of God to intervene whenever they faced wars or attacks.

Watch and be blessed, you might learn something new.

 

Living above the emotion of Anger!

 

The Bible warns us that if we do not have self control, we will be slaves to what controls us. Emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind (feelings) deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. We don’t live according to how we feel because it is living according to the flesh instead of the Spirit. The emotion of anger is crippling the society and even the church. People no longer have self control, patience and love for one another. Anger is affecting the way we live our lives, the way we handle situations, or circumstances we encounter. Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response to displeasure, irritation, criticism, hurt, threat, frustration, loneliness, self esteem, and pride. Anger is an emotion that when it gets out of control it can become destructive, leading to serious problems. Anger is unacceptable before God. Anger is a spirit that weakens our walk with Christ.

The bible says in James 1:19-20 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Many have become slaves of Anger. We can never accomplish God’s ways with anger. We need to understand as believers that anger is punishable by God like in the case of Moses striking the rock for water to come out  because he was angry with the children of Israel, which eventually caused him entering in the promise land. The bible says in  Ephesians 4:26-27 “In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”  but Moses sinned in his anger because he disobeyed God’s instructions to speak to the rock; and it says in Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” We need the fruit of the Spirit to deal with this spirit called anger, such as self control, patience, humility and love to counter the emotion anger. Titus 1:8 says “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”

If we use these fruits every time we are faced with something that might cause us to become angry, we will eventually be well on our way to live above the emotion of Anger. Please reference the video below for deeper understanding on how to deal with anger through the word of God. God bless you!!

Living above your Emotions. Part 1: Anxiousness and Fear.

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Emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind (feelings) deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Emotions are mainly triggered by one or more of the five sense of the physical body; what you see, hear, smell, touch or taste. Emotions can also be generated by past experiences, personal beliefs, memory and environmental influences (songs, words from others etc). Emotions are described as happy, sad, anger, peace, joy, indifferent, confusion, envy, jealousy, anxious, fear, discouragement, hope etc.

We have to understand that emotions come from the soul and it affects the body or flesh. Emotions also affects the way we handle situations, circumstances and the people around us. Emotions can motivate us or lead us to sin. Emotions deals a lot with the power of the mind. The bible says we as believers should not live by sight, but by faith because living by sight is based on emotions which can definitely affect the outcome of our faith through our day to day life. As believers we have to learn to live above our emotions, which is how we feel.

Feelings are often very misleading in our walk with Christ. To live above our emotions (especially negative ones that might cause us to fall) we need to counter them with the fruits of the Spirit. Though we can see that the fruits of the Spirit are feelings as well, but they are feelings that come with positive actions by faith. These are Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23). For example, anxiousness can be countered with patience, while anger can be counter with love and self-control. So, let us use the scriptures to understand how this works. For this part 1 series, we will take a look at anxiousness and fear. Watch the video to learn more!

Living according to how we feel, satisfies the desires of the flesh, and the bible says in Galatians 5:16-18 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”