Monday, May 28, 2012

The gift of God in you

Each and every one of us has been showered with a unique gift from God.  It is a characteristic of God which resides in each of us.  This gift of God needs to be stirred up in you.  Even though you might be distracted in afflictions, be strong of the power of God in you.  The gift referred to is a fire, which if not frequently stirred up and more fuel added, will go out.  Kindle up this fire, replenish it and add fresh fuel with continued grace and power of the Holy Spirit anointing to ensure that your gift from God is not neglected.    When this gift is neglected, it will become powerless, useless and fail in its purpose.  When we live in prayer, we receive a constant supply from the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Christian duties

  1. To make continued strong and incessant pleadings/requests until such time it is answered;
  2. to pray to God which is our way of communication with Him;
  3. to intercede for one another as the Holy Spirit intercede on our behalf and expresses the              unutterable gushings of our hearts;
  4. giving of thanks.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God and it is His intend to have all men saved and come to the knowledge of the truth through Christ.  Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men and He gave himself as ransom for all. 

When you are struggling or going through a difficult time in your life, I want to encourage you to persist with your efforts to pray and talk to Jesus.  Open up your heart and lay down your sorrows before Him.  Ask Him to help you in disowning yourself of that sorrow and pain as He has already provided you with the solution to the problem:  handing your problems to Him and trusting Him for what you are asking.  He has already died for your pain and sorrow.  Now it is your choice to hand your sorrow to Him or to keep on carrying that burden which will make you fall every time and instead become heavier to carry. Persist in your pleadings and prayers, others and the Holy Spirit will intercede on your behalf and at God's perfect timing you will receive what you have asked for.  Remember to thank Him for what He has granted you. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rock or sand?

Your house, is it built on the Rock of life or will the waters wash away your house when you face the storms of life?  It's a choice you make.  This video is based on Psalm 40, it might be worth reading it.  Isn't God inviting you to come to Him and lay down all your sorrows?

Monday, May 7, 2012

You are not alone.

Most of us suffer in one form or another, but suffering leads to perseverance and perseverance leads to character.  Longsuffering is also a fruit of the Spirit and you have received it by the grace of God.  You are not alone in suffering.  So says scripture:
Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble (Job 14:1 KJV).  But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we are gone."  (Psalms 90:10 NLT).  "If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you." (John 14:15-17 NIV). 

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  but rejoice inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings;  that when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."  (1 Peter 3:12-13).

You are not alone.  God sees, hears, and forgives you.  Often our problem is not with God forgiving us, but in us forgiving ourselves.  God has forgiven us long ago, but we still carry the guilt.  Life is not futile, it is full.  It's just that everything in life is not pleasant.  Don't give up because you think no one cares, there are people who really cares for you.  Maybe you feel that you are alone.  If only you could see the angels that surround you.  If only you knew the things that you have been kept from.  If only you knew the disasters you have been protected against.  Each breath that you take is a gift.  Even when it is hard to breathe, you are still surrounded by love. 

You are not alone.  Know this.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Facts about God the Father

God is a loving Father.  You may not have experience that with your earthly father, but God your Father in Heaven loves you dearly.  Sometimes we get hopeless, forgetting how much He loves us.  His love for you is eternal: even though your body is mortal, He has given you a spirit which is immortal.  A part of His DNA is in you.  Although He is invisible, He is always there to listen to your problems.  The problem is that we don't discuss our problems with Him, giving recognition to and acknowledging our pain.  He knows us inside out and He is waiting for us to take the courage to speak to Him.  By doing so is the only way He can help us since He is the only wise God:  the source of wisdom.