God creates an environment to grow for us. There is growth in the presence of God. The desire has to be in us to be in the presence of God. God is after commitment and a covenant (two way relationship). The amount of seeking will determine how God responds to us. God is concerned with your heart first, not what you can do for Him. What is it that is in your heart? What is the state of your heart? What do you have in you that God needs to uproot? The desire is for you to be free so that you can grow
There must be effort before growth. Our problem is that we confuse effort issues and miracle issues. We want to skip the effort and pray for the miracle. Growth fails when we fail to put effort. Growth Ingredients: 1. Environment 2. The word 3. Prayer 4. Submission 5. Lengthening your stride
Why can we not correlate time spent on something and the quality of life? We spend longer with things but we do not grow. We got the looks but do not have the experience. The church has lots of people who have the appearance of Christians but their lives are no where near christianity. The problem is that we do not understand growth. Growth is multidimensional - it consists of the following: 1. Fruitfulness 2. Multiplication 3. Dominion
When you seek the Lord, you find Him, when you find Him, you live, you move, you are because He lives. The knowledge of Yahweh is more than an accumulation of facts about God. It's rather a full acquaintance with the word of God, a knowledge translated into a system of living, and affecting one's daily conduct as well as transactions.
What do you want your life in 2016 to reflect? Growth contributors in God's economy: 1. Presence of God - Never underestimate the power of the presence of God. 2. Promise - Whatever God has spoken about your life, that is a seed of growth. 3. Partnership - Partnering with other people leads to growth. 4. Purpose - The bigger the vision, the bigger you become
Sun, Jan 10, 2016
The struggle of human beings is to see themselves as God sees them. How do I believe that what God says I can become I become? Few facts about growth: 1. People's growth is God's design and desire 2. People grow by desire and design 3. Growth is a gradual & steady increase in strength, size, influence or value
How do we survive in a hostile environment? How does God equip people to thrive in this world? God‘s presence will make a difference. Choose to walk with God and live God’s way. God will never push you to maturity if you don’t want to become mature. Reality never affects the truth, truth affects reality. If God makes you great, no one can make you small – Let God make you, never fight for position.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015
The Altar of Incense (Golden Altar) represents Christ's priestly life as our intercessor. Jesus Christ's most powerful ministry was prayer. Prayer changes lives. You don't start to pray because there is pressure but begin to pray just because you know who God is. How do you rule in life without prayer? God is calling us to a life of prayer. Prayer is crucial in the life of a christian - as you pray, you will prosper.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015
The story of Nativity brings with it important facts: (1) The grace of God has been made available to all of us regardless of your standing in this world (2) The greatness of Jesus Christ has provided perfect salvation for imperfect people (3) The grateful surrender of God's people to his Will has changed and will continue to change the landscape of our society
As you move closer to God, gold (representing deity and holiness) takes precedence over bronze (representing judgement and justice). Proper spirituality is when you honor God. When “Honor” is mentioned in the bible it refers to financial capacity and is attached to material things. The principal of honor is missing in the church. The table of Shewbread (in the Holy Place) represents Christ’s abundant provision.