Thursday, 29 March 2018

New Blog Post: - ‘Reading Today’ : ‘Jesus Matters Most’

I perceived that there is nothing better for them to be joyful and to do good as long as they live. (Ecclesiastes 3:12 ESV)

What truly matters is what Jesus thinks of us. We must not step out of His will, Jesus gives us the hope and faith we need. He fills us with joy and peace and knows whether we love Him or not.His life must overflow through our lives through the Holy Spirit of God. We have to come to the place with Him to accept His people for who they are. We should not wish to be judgmental or critical, especially when their faith is weak. Jesus is the One who heals any hurt, pain, abuse, and rejection that people give to us. We must ask Him to give us a pure heart, spirit, and mind to be renewed with the mind of Christ. We need His help in making all the right choices. We must learn to depend and lean upon Him and become more sensitive to the Spirit of God’s leading. We need to act quickly when we are behaving badly and ask that the Spirit of God to convict us immediately should we act incorrectly. We need godly emotions to flow into our lives and reject any other emotion except God’s. We need Jesus to give us the Spirit of Discernment, enabling us to discern the falsehood, deceit, and deception. We must want to walk on the path of righteousness, holiness, and godliness, this is the path which is straight and narrow.

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:14 ESV)

Monday, 26 March 2018

New Blog Post: - ‘Reading Today’ : ‘Boast About Our Love for God‘

I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. (2 Corinthians12:1 ESV)

We must not allow Satan to occupy our minds or to take up residence within our hearts. He knows our weaknesses, and the Devil uses our weaknesses against us every opportunity he can. It is through the Holy Spirit of God, who enlightens our hearts and minds to what is happening in the world. We need to seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness and ask Him to set us free from the enemies strongholds. We must continue to boast of our love for God, worshipping, praising, thanking Him, for everything He has done for us. Being a witness and testifying the goodness of the Lord, showing others we meet on our journey how great God is through Jesus Christ, and in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God; He is the Sovereign Lord; and we should worship no other God but Him.

On behalf of this man I will boast, but not on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 12:5 ESV)

Friday, 23 March 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Dispel the Enemy‘

No matter what happens always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 TLB)

We must approach God’s throne with a thankful heart and reflect upon all the promises He has made with us. Singing praises to God, is the way we should be. It doesn’t matter what our trials and our circumstances maybe, when we place our trust in God, He will deliver us at His appointed time. Binding and blocking the strongholds we may have allowed into our lives is what Jesus has taught us to do. In Mark 3:27 TLB it says, ‘Satan must be bound before his demons are cast out,[*] just as a strong man must be tied up before his house can be ransacked and his property robbed.’ Praising and thanking God is one way we able to defeat the enemy. Another way to dispel the enemy is by praying in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Jesus has sent His Holy Spirit, and sealed us with His presence. He helps us in our journey with God to walk in holiness, godliness, and righteousness. It we step out of line, He will convict us of our sin. He enable us to repent and turn away from sin back to God, where He will cleanse us with the Blood of Christ. In the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God; He helps us to discern and teaches us how to dispel all the influences the enemy has had upon our lives before we had a relationship with Christ. Jesus has forgiven us once and for all, the enemy has no more holds upon us as we place our love, trust, faith, and confidence in God and not in man. God is already at work behind our back, working everything together for good – even if we are not yet experiencing that good.

God, who has called you to become His child, will do all this for you, just as He has promised. (1 Thessalonians 5:24 TLB)

Monday, 19 March 2018

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

Now go ahead and do as I tell you, for I will help you to speak well, and I will tell you what to say.” (Exodus 4:12 TLB)

God spoke and told me He wanted me to speak to the heart and core of His people, like Moses I was afraid. I had always felt inadequate in my life, but after my ‘Divine Encounter’ with Jesus Christ, and depending upon the Holy Spirit of God, I began to become bold and courageous. I loved God with all my heart, mind, body, spirit, and soul. However, I did need the supernatural strength and power of the Holy Spirit of God, to equip and empower me from heaven, to be obedient to Christ. I needed His wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and courage to speak God’s Word. I trusted God completely in everything. He has a plan for my life, so I knew He would direct my path to those who were in need of His love and comfort. Speaking out to others is hard to do, but standing on the promises of God, gave me confidence. I believed in faith He was building my life upon the rock and foundation of Jesus Christ, so I trusted Him when He called me to go; I obeyed His commandments. I had a great and faithful God. He has never let me down yet. Seeing God’s hand in my every day life, knowing He answers my prayers, gives me confidence and faith to go deeper with Him. He is a wonderful and awesome God, who has proved His faithfulness to me time and time again.

Dear brothers, warn those who are lazy, comfort those who are frightened, take tender care of those who are weak, and be patient with everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:14 TLB)

Friday, 16 March 2018

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

I don’t mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be. (Philippians 3:12 TLB)

I found it a wonderful experience when Jesus Christ saved me, I could now partake in experiencing the mighty power that raised Christ from death. He began teaching me suffering with Christ is sharing in His death so, I too can experience the resurrection. I wanted to work desperately towards what Jesus wanted me to become – focusing all my energies on Him, forgetting the past and the holds it had upon me. Now, I could look forward to the future God has for me. I wanted more than anything to obey the truth and follow the examples of Christ, which He left for me to follow, walking in submission and yielding and dedicating my life to the Holy Spirit of God. I laid aside everything harmful that would get in the way of my walk with God. I did not want anything that may distract me from being an effective Christian for God. All I wanted to be was what God had created me to be and follow Him all the days of my life on earth.

No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
(Philippians 3:13 TLB)

Monday, 12 March 2018

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

Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires. (Psalm 37:4TLB)

Reading the Word of God teaches us how to understand the Scriptures by praying to God and also listening to our hearts to what God says. Our joy is constantly in Him, our expectations, dreams, plans, and ambitions are in Him. No longer do we want to do anything in our own strength or will. What we should want more than anything is to be in the centre of God’s will. After all, God has a plan for each persons life so we should not doubt Him. We must commit our will and ways to God in the name of Jesus Christ, daily. We should ask the Holy Spirit of God, to fill us afresh and anew with His supernatural strength, power, presence, and glory. He will enable and empower us to glorify, magnify, and exalt His name to all whom we meet and we will be able to testify, glorify, what Jesus has done for us.
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will.
(Psalm 37:5 TLB)

Friday, 9 March 2018

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

The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. (Isaiah 50:4 TLB)

The Lord has been very clear to me that He wants me to speak His Doctrine to His people. God has taught me how to remember and meditate upon His Word, by writing it upon my heart and mind. He has shown me the importance of  Scripture and praying with the  Spirit is very powerful. We are praying God’s Word back to Him. Having faith to believe God’s Word, establishes the truth in our hearts, minds, body’s, spirit’s, and soul’s. It gives us faith, confidence, trust, to believe our prayer’s are answered at His appointed time when we are obedient to Him. Declaring God’s works to His people is essential. We must spread the Good News, the Gospel of Christ; as far and wide as we can. Every opportunity God gives to us, we must speak out in truth and express God’s love. Our words must be seasoned with salt and spoken with grace. He commands us to pour oil in the ear, we must not offer a man what he wants to hear. Speaking the truth they can be saved, and only by Christ’s truth they can be set free.

A good man is known by his truthfulness; a false man by deceit and lies.
(Proverbs 12:17 TLB)

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 4:16 TLB)

Monday, 5 March 2018

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

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. (Proverbs 3:4-5 TLB)

Trusting in God is the backbone of our faith. We must acknowledge God in everything we do. We must not lean upon our worldly understanding but depend upon God to give us the spiritual understanding we need from Him to walk with Him. He teaches us that we no longer need to carry any burden or heavy loads. Jesus wants to carry them for us if we will let Him. We must allow Him to do what is best for us. He helps us to make the right choices and decisions through the Holy Spirit of God. We must never omit any God - given ability for any reason. Jesus wants us to trust in His ideas and be counselled by Him. We must bring everything to Him in prayer. He will unfold the plans He has for us and bring us to the place where we will understand at His appointed time.

In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. (Proverbs 3:6 TLB)