The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient – 2 Peter 3:9
Almost every Christian I know has a personalized promise which they all hold on to very dearly. Do you have a promise from God? I’m not talking of something you conjured up or some scripture you chant mindlessly at church every Sunday. And I’m definitely not talking of something random your Pastor said. I’m talking of a special promise God gave you directly from His lips to your heart.
Promises are great you know. We get very excited when we hear God speak specifically to us about a particular thing. It always feels good to hear that God knows you personally and has great plans for your life. But I’ve found that promises -a great gift from God- can turn into a source of distress in one’s life if not properly managed. As any matured Christian has discovered, promises do not always manifest immediately. It’s almost like waiting is a major part of most of God’s promises. Waiting can be torturous, especially when it’s longer than expected. Sometimes it can be a period of doubt and anguish, but only if we let it.
What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? – 1 Corinthians 6:19
What is your adjective? If you were to ask a number of people who know you what adjective best describes you, what do you think their answers will be? Now what would you like it to be? Holy, knowledgeable, forgiving, hardworking?
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength – Mark 12:30
How much do you love God? If you were to rate your love for Jesus on a scale of 1-10 what would you rate it? Take a 10 second break to think and pick a number. Now what do you think is the greatest expression of this love? How do you think you can show this big God how much you really love Him? Well, I can help you with that.
Seasons greetings everyone. It’s been a while. May Jesus continue to keep us.Below is a poem that shows how the devil uses the sins of Christians to accuse them, sometimes even with God’s word. It shows how we must rise above all sin and live as true saints of the Holy God. Savour…
Dear dear Christian, you’re such a fraud
How dare you call yourself a son of God?
God is perfect, God doesn’t sin
Yet you do it every day like it’s not a thing
What kind of joy can replace the sorrow of losing Dipo? Me getting a job? Yinka getting married? What possibly in this world can take away the sorrow that came/comes with losing Dipo my loving brother? What God? What? What did you hope to achieve by letting Dipo go? Couldn’t you have achieved whatever you wanted with Dipo still alive? Did Dipo really have to die? The poor guy. Did he really have to be the one sacrificed? What was your selection criteria? Why wasn’t it me or Yinka or anyone else. Why Dipo? What did he do?Didn’t you love him the way You loved us others? Is it really fair? I know You’re always fair so explain it to me so that I’ll understand. You still haven’t this last 12 months.
“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet believed.” – John 20:29b
Everyone knows the basis of Christianity is the belief that Jesus is the son of God and that through Him we have our salvation. But it seems the belief stops there.
In the scripture we read above, Jesus spoke referring to Thomas. Jesus had appeared to the 10 disciples (excluding Thomas) after His resurrection. They tried to convince Thomas that Jesus was risen, but Thomas said he would only believe if he saw Jesus himself. Thomas was a good disciple, a man of God, a man who dined and lived with Jesus for years, but he didn’t totally believe in Him. He was an “Unbelieving Christian“.
“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.” – Psalm 57:5
Ever wondered why so many gospel songs and scriptures talk about “lifting God higher” and “exalting Him”? Well I did.
A couple of months back, during one of my morning fellowships with Father, He showed me something I thought I should share. I was worshipping in songs and after a while, I saw that as I lifted God higher in my worship, He was literally being lifted higher. He was being magnified, He was literally being “lifted up on my praises!” Each second I magnified Him, He became even more lifted up than the last!
I pondered on this and The Lord showed me that; the more we exalt Him, the more exalted He actually becomes ‘in our lives’. Although God is already far exalted above everything and doesn’t need us to remain the Most High, our personal exaltation of Him magnifies His presence and power in our own lives.
As Christians, sometimes we tend to be clamorous in some of our requests to God. But importunity is only good when whatever you ask Father is according to His will.
We should ask ourselves “Why should God give me something great when the little that He trusted me with has been badly managed? ”
In our text in Luke 16:10, Jesus says: “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”
If you are reading this it means the Holy Spirit has opened your eyes to the great truth (if not, keep reading also). Only Jesus Christ saves, you need Him to come into your life, change you and guide you through this temporary world into your eternal home, Heaven; the home of Jesus and all his saints.
All you need to do is confess the following with your mouth and believe with your heart, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9):
Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner and separated from You because of my sins. I am truly sorry and now want to repent and forsake my sinful life and all the idols that I have been living for. Forgive me, I also forgive all who have sinned against me. I believe that your Son, Jesus, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, and is alive. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Saviour, and invite Him to reign in my heart from this day forward. Thank you Jesus, for dying for my sins and giving me Eternal Life. I will now follow you all my days. In Jesus name Amen.
Congratulations! You are now fit to be called a son of God (John 1:12). In fact you’re now a brother/sister of Jesus (Matthew 12:50). Isn’t that great?
Make sure you share this confession with everyone, that you are now born again. Find yourself a bible believing church, get baptized and begin to grow in The Lord and watch your life transform.
May you continue to walk in Christ till you receive your crown of righteousness in Jesus name. Amen
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