Storms do not change God, he remains the same. It is his will that we thank him in all circumstances because he is able to turn things around. Spirit of gratitude leads to a peaceful and happy life. For every emotion (stress, anxiety etc.) is a result of a spirit. Spirit of gratitude is associated with faith, faith can not co-exist with fear but when its lacking fear takes over. Faith goes hand-in-hand with obedience. When we make God bigger every trouble becomes smaller. Once we cultivate a spirit of gratefulness, outcomes: 1) Victory, 2) Blessings and favor, 3) Peace of God and contentment, 4) Honour before God and people, 5) Activates the spirit of gratitude.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Crises are more often opportunities in disguise. With God on your side, many seemingly impossible challenges can be turned around. Times of intense difficulties or danger, tend to trigger the most defeating emotions; confusion, desperation, fear, guilt, anger, etc. With Yahweh on your side, how do you deal with a crisis: 1) Decide to always adopt the correct attitude regardless of the situation you find yourself in. 2) Discipline yourself to turn first and foremost to Him for help. 3) Define clearly the matter you’re dealing with. 4) Decide to resist the temptation to play “the blame-game". 5) Determine to wait for the Lord (expect Him to do something amazing) regardless.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Pioneers are people who do things that
make a difference, they become the first to venture
into unchartered territories. Two types of people: Pioneer and Settlers. Pioneers are radical people, enjoy taking risks. They thrive on excitement and adventure, and place their energy on ceasing new things. Pioneers always ask WHY NOT? While Settlers are conservative, satisfied with the way things are. Thrive in security and stability, and focus on preserving the past. A spirit of a pioneer is a mindset, way of thinking and attitude that is God engineered. What is it that pioneers must do? 1) Become pregnant of God vision of possibilities 2) Commit their plan to God and totally rely on him 3) Assess correctly 4) Take God led and God inspired risks. When you encounter God he sparks the pioneering spirit in you. Pioneers challenge the status quo.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Since the dawn of human civilization
man has grappled with the serious
issues of identity, meaning, and fulfilment. Yet these can only be attained
if one seeks diligently after God;
reaching out for Him and
opening up to Him through Christ Jesus. Three types of people: Fools - morally defiance; Simple - intellectually and emotionally defiance; Wise -
effort and conduct in alignment with the will of God. People seek the Lord for
six different reasons: 1) To attack Him 2) To satisfy their curiosity 3) To despise Him 4) To challenge Him 5) To satisfy their selfish needs 6) To know, glorify, and worship Him. People who seek after Him
for the right reason make Him the object of their effort and demonstrate it by their conduct toward Him.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
When faced with difficult circumstances many people turn to "what‟ and "how‟; but wise people turn to "the right who". Nature of difficult circumstances: 1) Common, 2) Unpredictable and 3) Overwhelming. Causes of difficult circumstances: 1) Own doing 2) Devil induced and 3) God‟s doing. Hence you need direct wisely your efforts. Who do you turn to? 1) Self, 2) Others, 3) Demons and 4)
JESUS. You need to direct your efforts to the MASTER because he is Lord.
Sun, Oct 08, 2017
“Who is Jesus? Who is He to me?” This all important double question has a far-reaching impact on the quality of life. Your response to this all important question will place you on one of the following stations on this life’s continuum; antagonist, indifferent, curious, follower, disciple, or worshiper. Five Facts about this Amazing man called Jesus:
1. He has managed to notice and to touch humanity like no other.
2. He has the greatest attitude ever towards life’s challenges.
3. He will always have your best interest at heart.
4. He had the most good and godly man ever to walk on earth (Hebrews 5:7-9). He is up, close and personal. He connects with our hearts.
Relationship between God and man is characterized by Gods visitation. God visits man because we are his creation. When God visits man, man has to acknowledge his presence. As Gods creation we have a responsibility to create an atmosphere for God to stay and speak. To create the atmosphere: creation has to worship the creator, God, be prayerful, be generous and through service. Once we have a meaningful relationship with God our responsibility is to preach the Gospel.
To be God's business partner you need to care about what is important to God, his people. God is in a business of souls and his profit is eternal life. Why partner with God? When you save a soul, you become God's business partner. 1) Souls are valuable and they matter to God (Mark 8:36-37). 2) Every soul longs for God. 3) Because every soul that sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:4) and 4) Because a highest price was paid for its redemption (1 Peter 1:18-19).
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
When you journey with God there must come a moment in time when you decide who you will revere and serve. Choices make a tremendous difference in the course of life. 1)Start seeing what is important to God. a) His Church, b) His Leaders and c) His People. 2) Seeing God in 3D. a) Locate God in history. God's great acts of Grace - His calling,His deliverance, His leadership, His battles and His blessings. b) God in the present and c) God in the future. 3) Serving God. a) Matter of personal choice, b) Requires forsaking other Gods, c) Takes courage of conviction, d) Principle of blessing, e) A result of gratitude, f) A function of wisdom and g) Mark of humility.
Conflict result in devastating effects hence the need to pursue peace at all cost. Peace is a state of maturity and harmony intra/inter- which stems from a restored relationship with God that gives rise to the blessing of prosperity. Why pursue peace? i) Peace builds a Strong and stable next generation of citizens. ii) Creates Room for God to justify and restore. iii) Establishes a Strong Christian testimony pleasing to God. iv) Allows you to live under an Open heaven, and v) Brings Restoration of order and prosperity. What causes conflict? i) Perception, ii) Prejudice, iii) Misunderstanding, iv) Selfishness, v) Unfaithfulness, vi) Poor communication, and many more. Peace is never the absence of challenges but always the presence of God. Therefore we need to engage in a course of action for peace - Prudence. i) Take all necessary Precautions, ii) Seek an Explanation and iii) through Persuasion.