Friday, 16 February 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Common Sense’

Lord, deal with me in loving-kindness, and teach me, your servant, to obey; for I am your servant; therefore give me common sense to apply your rules to everything I do.
(Psalm 119:124- 125 TLB)

Getting to know the Holy Spirit of God, should be a driving factor in our spiritual walk. We should be determined to be dependant upon Him to learn the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ. Through God’s Word, we ask the Holy Spirit of God, to increase our faith enabling  us to trust Jesus Christ more. We must ask Him for great fire to come down from heaven, enabling us to communicate the Gospel of Christ to His people. We need a greater discernment to help us better understand the Scriptures as well as increase our awareness of evil. Equally, we need to apply the Scriptures to our life situations that we often find ourselves in. This is the example that Christ gives us to follow. We need to be alert for the lessons He wishes to teach us, be it to learn, receive, hear, or see, and then put these into practice. We should be grateful and thankful to God for His grace, love, mercy, and peace He continually gives us.

Guide me with your laws so that I will not be overcome by evil. (Psalm 119:133 TLB)

Monday, 12 February 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘All Glory to God’

Thank the Lord for all the glorious things he does; proclaim them to the nations.
(Psalm 105:1 TLB)

When we give the Lord all glory for all the things He does for us, we will never run out of new and surprising territory to explore. We should sing praises and tell everyone about His miracles. We should express our gratitude to Him for everything He does for us. This great adventure of seeking God and acknowledging Him, makes us want to make the right decisions He wants us to make. By meditating on His ways shows us how kind He has been to us and He delivers us and He reinforces our faith in times of adversity. Gratitude is also an acknowledgment of the truth. It shows appreciation of how God has lovingly blessed us. The colour of His kindness is vibrantly alive on the canvas of our lives. We first must learn to appreciate the artisan the artistic strokes of His love and kindness towards us. Praying for wisdom and asking God to show us all the things He does for us is wise. Doing this you will see how you can perceive the love and kindness shown towards us by Him, then we will stand in awe of all the goodness, grace, and mercy of the Lord, He gives to us daily.

Sing his praises and tell everyone about his miracles. Glory in the Lord; O worshipers of God, rejoice. Search for him and for his strength, and keep on searching!
(Psalm 105:2-4 NLT)

In that wonderful day you will say, “Thank the Lord! Praise his name! Tell the world about his wondrous love.[*] How mighty he is!” Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world. (Isaiah 12:4-5 TLB)

Friday, 9 February 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Godly Nature’

Those who let themselves be controlled by their lower natures live only to please themselves, but those who follow after the Holy Spirit find themselves doing those things that please God. (Romans 8:5 TLB)

We must allow God to control our natures. If we surrender and follow the Holy Spirit of God, He helps us to keep in the perfect will of God. If we do not include the Holy Spirit of God in our lives, we can find ourselves beginning to struggle. Yes, there will be times we may get anxious, worried, troubled, but having the Holy Spirit of God; as our Helper, Teacher, and Comforter, we find He helps us to stay in the will of God and He enables us to live our lives in peace. If we lose our peace, it could be that sin has crept into our hearts once again, and we will find if we pray and seek God and ask Him to show us the error of our ways, He will bring to light any sin that needs to be confessed in our hearts. Searching for God through prayer, is essential. He brings into the light, what is necessary and needed for us to live a holy and godly life. We must not try to work things out in our own strength. Jesus already knows all the answers we will ever need. Choosing to trust Jesus in faith is the best decision we can make. Jesus is our best friend. Knowing He is constantly beside us gives us courage and strength to overcome whatever life throws at us. Be fully committed into following Jesus, putting into action our faith this is what God wants us to do.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in Me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.(Philippians 4:6,9 NKJV)

Monday, 5 February 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Crucified with Christ‘

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. (Romans 6:6 NKJV)

Before we came to Christ, sin had a chokehold on our lives, and we could do nothing but to serve it as it’s obedience slaves. It took the Lord Jesus Christ, to remove our sin when He took the Cross at Calvary, He paid our sin debt in full. When we acknowledged Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and accepted Him into our hearts and lives this is when our life in Him truly begins. We have become a part of Him, and so we died with Him, so to speak, when He died; and now we share His new life and shall rise as He did. Our old evil desires were nailed to the cross with Him; that part of us that loved to sin was crushed and fatally wounded, so that our sin-loving body is no longer under sin’s control, no longer needs to be a slave to sin; for when we are deadened to sin we are freed from all its allure and its power over us. And since our old sin-loving nature “died” with Christ, we know that we will share His new life. Christ rose from the dead and will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. He died once and for all to end sin’s power, but now He lives forever in unbroken fellowship with God. So look upon your old sin nature as dead and unresponsive to sin, and instead alive to God, alert to Him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do not let sin control your puny body any longer; do not give in to its sinful desires. Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to used for sinning; but give yourselves completely to God – every part of you – for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for His good purposes.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NKJV)

Friday, 2 February 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘God’s Riches‘

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and His ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33 NKJV)

We can never completely grasp and understand God’s ways or why He does what He does, but we can worship Him for the goodness and love and mercy that He has already shown us! When I placed my love, trust, and faith in God, He took the veil away from my eyes so that I was able to see Him through my spiritual eyes, and listen to Him with my spiritual ears.
We should approach the throne of God through prayer, and be confident to know God is listening to us. He will answer our prayers when we are consistent in prayer.  God’s Word, shows us God’s personality, character, and nature. We can see how godly men/women before us handle their situation’s and circumstances. They continually focused upon God at all times. We must do the same. We are so blessed we have Jesus Christ living and abiding in us, and the Helper, the Holy Spirit of God, who teaches us the truth. Yes, we will make mistakes at times, but it is good to know that when we admit our mistakes, God forgives us and helps us and He is the only One who can put things right.

Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods!  For who among us can know the mind of the Lord? Who knows enough to be his counsellor and guide? And who could ever offer to the Lord enough to induce him to act? For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore. (Romans 11:33-36 TLB)

Monday, 29 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Faithful to God‘

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. (1 Timothy 1:12 NKJ)

God has given me the strength and courage to enable me to listen to Him, He has caused me to be faithful. He has chosen me as one of His messengers, to reach out to His people in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. I know first-hand what God has done for me He could do for others. Sharing my story is what I believed God wanted me to do. This particular morning I was beginning a new job. God called me to be cautious. He told me the enemy would trip me up, but He would be their to catch me. His words came true. My ankle gave way and I began to fall. It happened so quickly, but remembering what God had said, “I shouted out in the name of Jesus’”,  Satan I come against you. An ambulance was called and the paramedics treated me. At the hospital I was told I had a serious knee injury. I was unable to do the job I was going to do and had to give in my resignation. God did take care of me, even though I had to go through this trial; but He helped me to cope with the leg injury. I believed God would bring good out of my situation reaching out to others through me. Although I was on crutches for eight years, God helped me to cope with my disability. I drew closer to God in those years, He was teaching me how to pray for others. I learnt the Word of God, and prayed God’s Word over the people He wanted me to pray for. I began to understand how powerful prayer was and is, my relationship with God became deeper and richer as I saw my prayers being answered.

Oh, how kind our Lord was, for he showed me how to trust him and become full of the love of Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 1:14 TLB)

Friday, 26 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Weapons of Warfare‘

I use God’s mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil’s strongholds. These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him.
(2 Corinthians 10:4 TLB)

When we have strong faith, God enables us to use our faith with supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God. God has been training me for many years to use faith and His Word to fight the good fight with weapons of warfare. I truly believe when I pray that in accordance to God’s will, He hears my prayers for the heart and core of His people and He will act when it is in alignment to His will. Everything with God has a timing and a place. He works behind the scenes and gets His people ready, to prove His plans for their lives. He builds their faith, trust, confidence, for He wants them to get closer to Him and trust Him to bring the right outcome for their lives. He never get things wrong. He works all things out right when we trust Him. His plans will always out weigh our plans. His plans work out for our good. He allows situations and circumstances to happen in our lives because it will teach us to reach out to Him to resolve the problems we may have. When things become tough remember who is the One who is in control of our lives. He is in all things and He will never allow anything to hurt or harm us. If we remember who is in control then no matter what we may have to face, God will deliver us through when He is ready. He sustains us in His peace and joy and this represents to others we are living out our faith in the Lord.

And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our requests, then we can be sure that he will answer us. (1 John 5:14-15 TLB)