Friday, 8 December 2017

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

Be sure to use the abilities God has given you through his prophets when the elders of the church laid their hands upon your head. Put these abilities to work; throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone may notice your improvement and progress. Keep a close watch on all you do and think. Stay true to what is right and God will bless you and use you to help others. (1 Timothy 4:14-16 TLB)

God has blessed us with an array of talents and opportunities that are uniquely ours. We should use these spiritual gifts God has given to us, and use those gifts to the best of our abilities. Our talents are improved by exercising those gifts in faith, putting our gifts into practice; everyone should then notice the improvement and progress we make in the name of Jesus Christ. We need discipline to develop our skills. That’s precisely what God wants us to do, and that is precisely what we should desire for ourselves. As we seek to expand our talents, we will undoubtedly encounter stumbling blocks along the way – things like fear of rejection or fear of failure. When we do, we must not stumble! We must take all concerns to God in prayer, and then keep walking in faith, asking God to refine our skills and offering up our services to God. When the time is right, He will use us – but it’s up to us to be thoroughly prepared when He does.

                                                         Prayer

Father, thank You for all the talents and opportunities that are uniquely mine through Jesus Christ. May I use each spiritual gift You have given to me, to glorify, magnify, and exalt Your precious and holy name. Help me to be disciplined and obey You. I ask You to develop those skills within me, so that I may grow deep in my faith and trust in You. I ask this prayer in faith, for the honour and glory of Your precious name. Amen.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

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

When a man is gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when he is cheerful, everything seems right! (Proverbs 15:15 TLB)

We must have a right attitude, it can colour our whole personality. When we are gloomy, everything seems to go wrong; when we are cheerful, everything seems right! We cannot always choose what happens to us, but we can choose our attitudes toward each situation. The secret to a happy heart is filling our mind with thoughts that are true, pure, and lovely, with thoughts that dwell on the good things in life. Life should be a celebration, but sometimes we don’t feel much like celebrating. In fact, when the weight of the world seems to bear down upon our shoulders, celebration may be the last thing on our minds …. but it shouldn’t be. So we should give thanks for these hours on loan from heaven, celebrating them and filling them with song. We must look at our attitudes and then examine what you would allow to enter into our mind and what we allow ourselves to dwell on. We must be open up our hearts to God and allow Him to make the changes to our lives.

                                                           Prayer

Heavenly Father, I choose to have the attitude of Christ, and be joyful and happy in Him. I refuse to give in to misery. I choose to have a cheerful heart, for God has given me cause to celebrate with Him. I praise and thank Him forever and always in Jesus Christ. Amen.

Monday, 4 December 2017

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

Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; it’s yours!
(Mark 11:24 TLB)

Jesus, is the example for us to follow. God’s Word shows us how He prayed to the Father about everything. He knew when He prayed and included the Father in each situation, God would answer Him in accordance to His will. We need to pray in this same manner. We must listen to the Holy Spirit of God and follow His leading. He shows us what we should pray for. Glorifying the Father with praise, seeking His will, petitioning for our daily needs, asking for the forgiveness of our sins,  and finally, asking for His protection from the temptations and the schemes of the Evil One.
Prayer is a way of communicating with our Father. We can include Him and share everything with Him. We can hear Him speaking to our hearts. The Holy Spirit of God, open up our eyes to see, and He opens our ears to hear, through the Word of God. Whatever we ask for in faith, if we believe; we have it; it’s ours! It’s a time we should listen to the whispering of the Holy Spirit of God, He brings the truth to our hearts from the Father’s heart. Asking for our faith to be increased, is a crucial facet. Faith opens a channel through which God’s blessings and miraculous answers can flow. God’s words creates our faith to grow as we hear and obey Him. When you add heart-based faith to your prayers, nothing will be impossible.

                                                            Prayer

Father, I will listen to You, and I will pray in faith; the faith of a mustard seed that moves the mountains. I believe in You and I believe in Jesus Christ. I pray together with the Holy Spirit of God through His supernatural power. Thank You for answering my prayers in accordance to Your will. I praise and bless You now and forever more in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Friday, 1 December 2017

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

In reply Jesus said to the disciples, “If you only have faith in God—this is the absolute truth—you can say to this Mount of Olives, ‘Rise up and fall into the Mediterranean,’ and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt! Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; it’s yours!
(Mark 11:23-24 TLB)

Expressing faith in something, we must meet these conditions: You must be a believer.You must not hold grudges against another person. You must not pray with selfish motives. Your requests must be for the good of God’s Kingdom. To pray effectively, you need faith in God, not faith in the object of your request, you will be left with nothing if your request is refused. The faith that pleases the Father and Jesus Christ; is the faith we place in Them. This is the only faith that glorifies the Father and Him. It is the faith that creates an open channel through which They can provide the miraculous power for us to do the impossible. This kind of faith flows from our heart, and it’s source is the Holy Spirit. Faith is the foundation rooted and grounded in Christ and to live in the Word of God. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt! Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; it’s yours!

                                                                     Prayer

Father, I praise and thank You for the truth of Your Word. I do believe that You can move the mountains when I do not doubt in faith. I can pray for anything and I know my command will be obeyed. You will answer me when it’s in Your timing in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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

But you will also begin to search again for Jehovah your God, and you will find him when you search for him with all your heart and soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29 TLB)

Do you want to know God? God promised that if we seek Him with all of our hearts and souls, we would find Him. It is not His intention to hide Himself from us. God is knowable and wants to be known – but we have to want to know Him. Acts of service and worship must be accompanied by sincere devotion of the heart. God is everywhere you have ever been and everywhere you will ever go. His is with us night and day. He knows our every thought; He hears our every heartbeat. But sometimes in the crush of our daily duties, God may seem far away. Or when the disappointments and sorrows of life may leave you broken-hearted, we can feel as if God is distant – but be assured He is not. He uses situations and our circumstances so that we will seek Him with all of our hearts. He is very patient with us to reach out to Him. When we do reach out to Him, we will experience His comfort, the peace and the assurance that only He can give. He shows Himself to us in a real and wonderful ways.

                                                                        Prayer

Heavenly Father, I cannot take anyone else word for God. I experience Your presence daily, because I search for You with all of my heart through Jesus Christ, and in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God; I give Him all my praise, worship, adoration, and love in Jesus name. Amen.

Monday, 27 November 2017

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

“Just tell them to sit down on the ground in groups of about fifty each,” Jesus replied. So they did. (Luke 9:14-15 TLB)

Do you think God would ask us to do something that we and He together couldn’t handle together?  We are often tempted to lean upon our own resources, and let those resources limit what our beliefs and actions in Him will be. We have to learn to trust Him. We can do this if we continually ask the Holy Spirit of God to help us. He doesn’t want us to do what is natural – He wants us to walk by faith and lean upon His supernatural power through Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit of God. We must apply His words to each situation, and by faith obey Him. There is nothing impossible that God cannot do. Watch what He will do through you and around you. Our limitations are not His limitations. Just trust Him, and see what He will do.

                                                              Prayer

Heavenly Father, how grateful and thankful I am to You, for sending Your Holy Spirit to live and reside in me. He has given me the confidence, faith, and supernatural power to trust in You, and He helps me to have confidence and faith to believe nothing is impossible for God. You have increased my faith to believe in Jesus Christ, and He will do everything He has said and promised me at His appointed time. Amen.

Friday, 24 November 2017

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

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins, for the new wine bursts the old skins, ruining the skins and spilling the wine. New wine must be put into new wineskins.
(Luke 5:37-38 TLB)

The Pharisees were too rigid to accept Jesus Christ, who could not contained in their traditions or rules. Christianity requires new approaches, new traditions and new structures. Jesus Christ, came to proclaim the new covenant between the Father and humanity, one that requires a whole new person, a person created by a new birth, a birth of the Spirit. This is when in faith we believe that Jesus Christ, is the Son of God, and that He died on the Cross of Calvary; for all our sins. When ask Him to forgive our sins, we become a new creation, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has before ordained that we should walk ye in Him. When we do this we are a new person, a person created by a new birth, a birth of the Spirit of God. God doesn’t want me to try to make my old nature and old values fit into my new nature and my new life. Instead , He wants me to abandon my old way of life, and concentrate on nourishing my spirit with His words.

                                                           Prayer

Heavenly Father, I desire to do things in Your will and ways. I relinquish my old nature and my old ways of life to You. I want to concentrate on nourishing my spirit by the Spirit of God, taking in and relying, depending, and leaning upon His Word in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.