Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New Blog Post: “Stay in Agreement with God”

Matthew 18:19-20 ESV Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Father, I desire to stay in agreement with Your will. I want to draw closer and nearer to You, so my faith may grow deep in Christ Jesus. Show me Your characteristics, personality, and nature so it may help me to become more like Christ, my precious Lord. I desire to wear Your mantle and Your yoke and to be harnessed to You. I want to serve You in the way You want me to serve. With my whole heart I am willing to follow You in obedience to Your sovereign will. There is no question of me being disobedient. Holy Spirit, please take Your rightful place and be enthroned upon my heart and will. I am transparent before You. I will not hide anything from You.
My relationship with You will be based upon the truth and honesty in the light of Jesus Christ. My mind and heart are dedicated to God’s service. I shall keep my thoughts and words with God’s Word. The blessings of God will chase me down and overtake me. God is on my side and He fights all my battles against all mine enemies. I am blessed in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Monday, 27 January 2014

New Blog Post: In Touch Magazine – Charles Stanley - “The Moments That Sustains Us”

Joshua 1:8 NLT Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed.

Meditation is a vital part of a healthy, growing relationship with God. It is, however left out of many believers’ lives. So let’s start with basics and ask the key question, How do we meditate?
First, we must devote ourselves to the reading of God’s Word. If we want to hear His message, then we must dig deep into Scripture. This is no mere book; rather, it is the very message of God to His people. We have Scripture in order to know the Lord better. As faithful stewards of this wonderful gift, we must make it an integral part of our lives.
Second, we must learn to pray God’s Word back to Him. When we read a Bible passage, we should lift that Word back up to heaven as a prayer. We affirm the message of Scripture by showing our heavenly Father we are in agreement with what He has said.
Third, we must apply the Word. The Bible is not here for simple information; instead, it was given for obedience. If we do not allow the Word of God to change our life, then are we really placing much value on it?
Fourth, we must submit to God’s will. As we spend time actively listening to the Lord, He will share His plans for our life. As we apply what we have heard, meditation will become more and more instinctive for us. Then,we will find that we hear His voice regularly.
God has a special message for you. It’s important that you take the time to hear what your heavenly Father is saying. And when you do, you’ll enjoy the richness of your relationship with Him.

Friday, 24 January 2014

New Blog Post: “You Have Purified Me In Your Grace.”

Ephesians 1:7-8 ESV In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight.


Father God, You give me more grace through the power of the Holy Spirit to meet the evil tendency and to stand firm in Your strength against them. Let me be continually humble before You. Please let me receive Your grace and mercy with thanksgiving. I ask You for Your supernatural favour and power, so I can devote my time and energy walking in the Spirit and implementing Your will whether I am popular or not. I cannot earn Your favour as it is a pure gift from God, and I recognize this. I would like this gift of favour, and I accept this gift by faith. I shall pray daily for Your favour that is Your supernatural favour. You will give grace to the humble, and it is my one desire that Your Spiritual power will freely flow through my life, words and actions. Thank You Lord Jesus, for everything You have given to me. Amen

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New Blog Post: “Surrendered to God”

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


Father, I surrender this past year and give it up to You. I give You all my failures, regrets, disappointments; I have no more use for them. Make me a new person, forgetting what lies behind and pressing forward to that which lies ahead. I give You all my hopes and dreams for the future. Purify them by Your Spirit, so that my will shall truly reflect Your will for me. As I stand on the threshold of a new year, encourage me by my successes of the past, challenge me by the power of Your Word, and guide me by the presence of Your Holy Spirit. I will not be afraid or dismayed, for You Lord are with me wherever I go. With confidence in God, I can look ahead and walk boldly into a new year. Thank You so very much I look to this year with great expectations in Christ Jesus with praise and adoration. Amen.

Monday, 20 January 2014

New Blog Post: In Touch Magazine – Charles Stanley - “An Exercise in Casting Cares”

Psalm 55:16-22 NLT But I will call on God and the Lord will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. He rescues me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me, even though many still oppose me. God, who is king forever, will hear me and will humble them. For my enemies refuse to change their ways; they do not fear God. As for this friend of mine, he betrayed me; he broke his promises. His words are smooth as cream, but in his heart is war. His words are soothing as lotion, but underneath are daggers! Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

God’s shoulders are wide enough to carry your burdens. He is sovereign over the universe, so He is certainly capable of working out problems and meeting needs. Today I want to give you an exercise that will help make casting your cares a practical act.
First, write on a piece of paper the things that cause your anxiety. Once you start writing, you may discover a list of items that cheat you out of peace.
Next, pray each issue into God’s care. Recall Psalm 18:35, which promises that He upholds believers in His loving grasp.
Finally, as you pray, visualize placing the situation into God’s omnipotent hands. For example, a woman may imagine handing over to the Lord what she owes, while saying, “Father, I give You my financial anxiety. I know that You will show me how to get out of debt. You are more than sufficient to handle it, and I trust You to guide me.”
Some people may protest this suggestion because humanistic and pseudo-spiritual movements also use a method they refer to as “visualizing.” Don’t let anyone steal what is rightfully yours. God creates word pictures throughout the Bible. This exercise merely creates a mental snapshot of the Lord doing exactly what He says He will do (Ps.55:22; Matt.6:25-26).
When you have transferred all of your worries to God’s hands, wad up that paper in your fist, and then destroy it. In this way, you symbolize the transaction that just took place. Your cares are no longer yours. Every one of them belongs to the Lord. Walk away in perfect peace.