Friday, 31 October 2014

Our greatest danger is...

The greatest danger we face is just ignoring God. "How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?" "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" Hebrews 2:3, NIV; Hebrews 2:3, KJV.  More people will be eternally lost from neglecting God, from ignoring God, then from all other reasons combined! Your greatest danger will be that of neglecting to read God's word with a spiritual hunger every day. Your greatest danger will be in neglecting to pray constantly throughout each day.


I challenge you to become a spiritual giant using these two avenues of strength. To avoid becoming spiritually fat and lazy, there is a third part to spiritual health. Reading God's word compares to eating food. You eat two or three times a day. A good program is read God's Word as often as you eat food. Prayer is compared to breathing fresh air. Talk with God in your thoughts all through the day, just like breathing. 

Exercise is important to good physical health and it is important to good spiritual health. This is the third part of the good spiritual health triangle. Tell others about the great things you are learning. Help them find good spiritual health as well. Sharing these things with others is "exercising your faith" and just as physical exercise helps make you strong sharing the Word of God will help make you spiritually strong. Those who are ultimately lost will be lost from neglecting these three sources of power. May God guide you to strong spiritual health.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Sinner is a Natural Evangelist!

I'm sure you will all agree with me that, there is more sin than holiness in this world. Being holy is synonymous to being uncool. If you want to insult a Christian just call them holy and all hell will break loose, the irony. 

Why is this the case though? Ever wondered why you constantly repeat the same sin? You know something to be wrong but you do it anyway, why? You cry to God day and night for strength but when temptation come, you fall anyway, why? Is sin that nice? Or  are we blinded to the fact that it is sin? 

Here is what I think, a sinner is a natural evangelist! 

To explain my premise lets go back to where it all started, the fall of men in Genesis. The serpent talked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit but one thing we always miss is that, the serpent did not ask her to give some to Adam yet she did it anyway. In like manner, it is more natural for us to drag others to join our sinful ways, yet we find it hard to share Jesus. 

It doesn't take two minutes to think of a way to get a girl to agree to sleep with you, to ask a friend to lie to cover up for you, to think of a way to re-possess something that doesn't belong to you (stealing), yet when it comes to sharing God's word, we somehow all become inadequate. We have mastered the excuses of Moses and Jonah yet totally ignorant of the words of Paul when he says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' 

I know sin is nice (if it wasn't, then we will all be holy), but Jesus is calling us to the cross, to share in his suffering and pain, to take up our cross daily and follow him. Prosperity, miracles and wonders should not be the drive in our Christianity as being portrayed in many of our churches, JESUS and Him crucified should and must be the center of the gospel.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Beautiful Days

When you focus on the good things throughout the day and you don't murmur or complain about anything, at the end of the day you can look back and call it an awesome day, no matter the struggles encountered that day. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. ~ {Psalm 23:6} 

Blessed Day Y'all :)


Monday, 27 October 2014

It's worse than Ebola!

If you don't know about Ebola, then you probably don't live on this planet. 


When you turn on the television you hear about Ebola, Radio its Ebola, Newspapers its Ebola, Posters all over, are all about Ebola. That's just how deadly the virus is and it has been seen fit that everyone should be aware of it. However there is one other virus that has been spreading for about 6000 years now, yet people seem to have turned a blind eye to it. This virus is more deadly than Ebola, AIDS and Cancer put together, it does not only affect people but it killed God's only begotten Son. In places where this virus should be exposed (churches), it is now being sugar coated. We are deceived into believing that we will live forever (be saved) while carrying this virus. 

Unlike Ebola, this virus has a cure (the blood of Jesus), as long as we remember to take our daily dose (the word of God) and drink sufficient water with it (prayer), our immune system (spiritual life) will be strong enough to fight and defeat this virus.

The Great Physician (Jesus) is able and willing to cleanse us from this deadly virus called SIN. The question I want to live for you today is - will you let Him?


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Socially Transmitted Disease!

"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noe entered into the ark..." ~ {Matthew 24:37-38}

          Eating                Drinking             Marrying 
"People of God suffer from many illnesses today that we should not be suffering from. One of the greatest illnesses we suffer from is SPIRITUAL AMNESIA. We seem to forget what God has done quickly. As soon as we are blessed, we turn looking for the next blessing forgetting to thank God for the blessings we already have."

We have lost the zeal we once had, the love for God, the love for souls. Though it might appear as if the devil is winning, God has his faithful few. Yes! there are people out there who are living the word of God so if you are one of those who comfort themselves with - everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't I? - reality is, God is not seeking to save the majority but the faithful. He will not lower His standards to accommodate us.

Remember Sodom and Gomorrah. Remember the story of Noah and the flood. Remember the fall of Jerusalem. God always had his faithful few and it is the same case today. Study to show yourself approved. If ever we needed to study the bible diligently and pray for ourselves, we sure need to now. 

Oh Lord, help us remember You!



Monday, 20 October 2014

Being my mother's daughter :)

Whether you have a great mother-daughter relationship or a mother-daughter relationship that can be improved, you probably know that mother-daughter bonding can start at any stage in life and it's never too late.

      

Yesterday  we had a mother-daughter social event with the ladies from church. This event taught me that I could love anyone. I don't have to know someone for years for me to be a friend or a sister. I was touched by the concern our mothers had for us young ladies in the church. They took time to organize the event and be there, not only to advise us on issues of life but to also hear the challenges we are facing spiritually. To all the women out there who are doing the same, please continue the good work, your impact is far greater than you think.

As one of the presenters was speaking, I had flash backs of my own life. She was speaking on the issue of dress and she said, as long as you might think you're dressing for yourself, when people see your dressing, they don't only draw conclusions about you but your mother as well. The way you present yourself says a lot about the home that you come from. When I was younger (and old enough to buy my own clothes), the worst part of my life was dressing up to go somewhere with my mom. I knew I had to change three or four times before she could approve of my dressing. Sometimes she would give me the 'talking eye' that would make me go back to my wardrobe and grab that dress I vowed to never wear. It never made sense then but today I thank her for it. To my younger sisters, you will not always understand why your mom is doing certain things but when you are older you will realize that it was all for your well being. No matter how educated you become and your mom barely went past 7th grade, when it comes to life issues you will never know more than her.

In like manner, we will not always understand why certain things are happening to us, why things aren't going our way but if we trust God, he will unveil his plans before our eyes. We will never ever have knowledge that surpasses that of God, never! From my own experience, trusting Him, though not always easy, is the safest thing we can ever do and it's never too late! Our father above gave us the holy precepts, he sacrificed his only son, he promised us the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he has done all he could, not for his benefit but for us to be restored back to his image. For us to be rescued from this sinful world. For us to kiss - death, pain, poverty and sorrow - goodbye forever. Is this love not enough for us to surrender our lives to him? For us to love one another to the extent that we will be pained to see a brother or sister fall?


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Never forgetting to Murmur

The major problem with ancient Israel was of forgetfulness. They FORGOT their bitter service in Egypt. They FORGOT the goodness and power of God displayed in their behalf in their deliverance from bondage. They FORGOT how their children had been spared when the destroying angel slew all the first-born of Egypt. They FORGOT the grand exhibition of divine power at the Red Sea. They FORGOT that while they had crossed safely in the path that had been opened for them, the armies of their enemies, attempting to follow them, had been overwhelmed by the waters of the sea.

However, they were quick to remember their present inconveniences and trials - does this sound familiar? Instead of saying "God has done great things for us; whereas we were slaves, He is making of us a great nation," they talked of the hardness of the way, and wondered when their weary pilgrimage would end - don't we do this all the time?

Many look back to the Israelites, and marvel at their unbelief and murmuring, feeling that they themselves would not have been so ungrateful; but when our faith is tested, even by little trials, we manifest no more faith or patience than did ancient Israel. When brought into strait places, we murmur at the process by which God has chosen to purify us. Though our present needs are supplied, we are unwilling to trust God for the future, and we are in constant anxiety lest poverty shall come upon us. We ignore the verse that says, "take no thought for your life.." (Matthew 6:25).

Some are always anticipating evil or magnifying the difficulties that already exist, so that their eyes are blinded to the many blessings which demand their gratitude. The obstacles that we face, instead of leading us to seek help from God, the only source of strength, separate us from Him, because they awaken unrest and repining.

Moral of the story: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ~ {1 Thessalonians 5:18}.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Have you wandered away from home?

Testimony Time!!!

I came across a heart felt and life changing testimony on AudioVerse - my all time favourite online hangout place. I am a serious AudioVerse addict, click on the link to find out why and trust me, after a few visits you will be on cloud nine spiritually. 


Taariq Patel - a product of an unequally yoked union (between a Christian and Muslim). Raised Muslim. Later turned into a drug addict. Tried to quit but failed dismally. Lost all hope but the Lord stood by His promise of never leaving nor forsaking us. Now he is back home, right in the arms of Jesus, enjoying the peace only God can grant. Praise the Lord!  

Click HERE to listen to the whole testimony.

"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!" ~ {Psalm 107:1-8}


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Dear Best Friend


These moments will forever be in my memory. 
I hope we grow old still best friends 
and be the coolest grandmas our generation would ever have.

Stay blessed and remain a blessing.

I love you, always and forever!