Friday, 14 July 2017

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

Anyone whose Father is God listens gladly to the words of God. Since you don’t, it proves you aren’t his children. (John 8:47 TLB)

We must listen to God words, when we do this it proves we are His children. A lot of people live on the broad path that leads to destruction instead of the narrow path that leads to eternal life? Why do they do this? They do this because they do not belong to God. Those who belong to God listen to His words, and they don’t just listen with their ears. They listen and embrace God’s words in their hearts, and their lives show it. I belong to my Father and I belong to Jesus Christ, my life is governed and controlled by the Holy Spirit of God. I receive Gods Words and follow them. Sometimes, I have felt discouraged when others reject my witness. Some people have made me feel alone and caused me to wonder if I was wrong. It is those people who live in darkness. And in darkness people believe anything they want to believe. Those who reject me or my witness are really rejecting Christ. So, this give me all the more reason to pray for them and ask God’s blessings upon them.

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Precious God, thank You that I do listen to God’s words. It is so important to me that I walk the path that leads to eternal life. This path is narrow and straight and sometimes it is hard to walk on this path, but with the help and supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God, I can do this with Him. I praise and thank You for this. Amen. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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

“Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don’t be concerned about the fact that they won’t repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as sons of God: for he is kind to the unthankful and to those who are very wicked.  “Try to show as much compassion as your Father does.” (Luke 6:35-36 TLB)
Jesus, teaches we must love our enemies and forgive them just as our Father in Heaven has forgiven us. Even when we are at our worst, our Father is kind to us, so we should set an example and be kind to others. Even when we show little gratitude for His love and mercy, He blesses us and demonstrates His patience, mercy, and grace. We must do the will of our Father this is our purpose, just like it was Jesus Christ’s purpose. He wants us to follow Him by following His example and doing what He says, in obedience. He wants us to love our enemies by showing kindness in our actions towards them. We must pray for them, forgive them, and bless them however hard this is sometimes to do, with the Holy Spirit of God’s help, He enables and empowers us to do this. We must never make excuses, mercy is never deserved. It is a gift from our Father to us. He wants us to give that same gift to all who have hurt us. When we do this, we will truly be a child of the Mot High, and our reward will be great.
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Precious God, enable and empower me through the Holy Spirit of God; to forgive all those people who have hurt me. Don't allow me to be unforgiving, but do and be like Jesus Christ, who forgave all sin to set the captives free. Amen.

Monday, 10 July 2017

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

You provide delicious food for me in the presence of my enemies. You have welcomed me as your guest; [*] blessings overflow! Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with you forever in your home. (Psalm 23:5-6 TLB) 

God has given me not only the ability to think, but also the ability to control the direction of my thoughts. I must direct my thoughts in the direction of Christ Jesus, He is my future. The quality of my thought life will help determine the quality of the rest of my life – so I guard my thoughts accordingly. You provide delicious food for me in the presence of my enemies. You have welcomed me as your guest; [*] blessings overflow! Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with you forever in your home. (Psalm 23:5-6 TLB). 

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Thank You for giving me the ability to think, but also the ability to control the direction of my thoughts. Praise and bless You for Jesus Christ, He is my future now and always. Thank You for welcoming me as Your guest, with Your blessings overflowing upon me through Jesus Christ.  Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with You forever in Your home. Amen.

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Blog Post: ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Peace Of Mind’

I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. (John 16:33 TLB)

Jesus tell us that we will have peace of heart and mind as we put our trust in Him. It doesn't matter what kind of trials we have to go through in life, knowing Jesus’ presence is with us wherever we go strengthens our hearts and mind to know we are not alone. The stresses of life make gaining real peace seem impossible. Jesus, wants us to have His peace that the world cannot give or even understand, this peace is only found in Him. The Holy Spirit of God, strengthens us and He keeps us peaceful, as we abide in His words and acting upon them, in the name of Jesus Christ. Having Christ’s peace is so fulfilling that those who have it can joyfully endure any hardship or trial. When we are stressed, worried, or fearful, it is an alarm warning to us that we have taken our eyes off Jesus. We must not take our eyes off Jesus, but we must reset our focus back on Him, to regain His precious peace. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27 NASB

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Jesus, thank You for Your great peace that You have given to me as I put my trust in You. Thank You that I can rely, depend, and lean upon You no matter what kind of trials I have to go through in life. Thank You for all Your love and faithfulness Your Word brings to my heart and mind. I can never praise and thank You enough for everything You do for me daily in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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

This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours. (Isaiah 55:8-9 TLB)

We must never be foolish enough to think that we know what God is thinking and planning. He is ready to show us what He wants us to do, but it has to be when He is ready to tell us. His knowledge and wisdom are far greater than any humans. We are foolish to try and fit God into our mould – to make His plans and purpose conform to ours. We must learn patience and be patient and wait for Him to show us what He wants us to do. In the meantime we can use our time of waiting in wisdom, learning about more God’s characteristics and very nature. The Holy Spirit of God, guides and leads us into His perfect plan, so we become more and more like Him. He works His power in love, joy, peace, faithfulness, gentleness, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control. He teaches us how to be expectant upon Him and no one else.

                                                                 Prayer

Precious God, thank You, Your thoughts and ways, are far greater than mine. I can depend upon and lean upon You for all my needs. I would be foolish to try and fit You into my mould – to make Your plans and purpose conform to mine. Instead, I ask You to knit, mould, and shape me into Your desired will. Conform me into the image of Christ Jesus, and let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven for the glory, praise, honour of Your name. Amen.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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

If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. (Proverbs 3:5-6 TLB)

If we want to find favour with both God and man, and have a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then we must learn to trust the Lord completely. Before we do anything, we must find time to seek God through prayer and reading His Word. We must acknowledge His sovereignty over every aspect of our life, He will guide and lead us into the path of truth. As you prayerfully consider the path God wants you to take, here are some other things you can do to keep on the right path: Study God’s Word and be watchful for the signs He gives. Associate with faith-filled Christians, who are relying upon the Holy Spirit of God in the name of Jesus Christ, who are optimistic friends who will encourage your spiritual growth. Listen carefully to that still, small voice that speaks to you in the quiet moments of your daily devotional time. And be patient. Your Heavenly Father may not always reveal Himself as quickly as you'd like, but rest assured that He wants to use you in wonderful, unexpected ways in accordance to His plan for your life.

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Holy Spirit, teach me to listen and heed to the Word of God. Teach me to trust God more and to put God first in everything I do. Let me lean, rely, and depend upon Him and not upon my own understanding. Thank You that I can trust You completely in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Friday, 30 June 2017

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

For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. (Philippians 3:18 TLB)

As mature Christians, we must follow the ‘Biblical Principles’ found in the Word of God. 
We must seek the Holy Spirit of God, asking Him for wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and insight in the name of Jesus Christ. We must be consistent in our prayer life, reading God’s Word, and being creatures of habit and have patterns that reflect our faith and trust in Him. Choosing Christ as the central focus of our life, is what we need to do. We do not need to make excuses, we still have so much to learn. Many people who walk along the Christian road, do not always live up to Christ’s model of servanthood and self-sacrifice. Such people satisfy their own desires before even thinking about the needs of others. Freedom in Christ does not mean freedom to be selfish. It means taking every opportunity to serve and to become the best person you can be. 

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Precious God, help us to keep upon the path of Christ Jesus, the path that is narrow and straight. Help us to follow the ‘Biblical Principles’, found in the Word of God. Holy Spirit, we seek wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment and insight in the name of Jesus Christ. Without You we can do nothing, but in Christ we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. Help us to keep our faith and follow Jesus, in all things great and small for the glory of His name. Amen.