Monday, 12 November 2018

Still Rolling Stones

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" - Publilius Syrus

The above proverb simply means that people who are always moving, with no roots in one place or another, avoid responsibilities and cares. This interpretation is however not fit for this write-up. The inspiration for this post and the interpretation is gotten from the amazing song by Lauren Daigle titled Still rolling stones! It’s an amazing song I heard during the choir ministration at Lakewood Church.

Every once in a while, you hear a song ministration so powerful it causes a paradigm shift in your life. This is that song and as I listened to the lyrics, the proverb came to mind. One line of the song talks about how we often feel that we’re too far gone, acknowledging that despite the fact that we tend to dig the graves we fall into, God is still calling out for us. This brought to mind the grace of God that covers us from all sin (Rom. 8:1) and the fact that no matter how far gone we are, God is still calling out for us, He still wants to be our father, He still loves us!

Love so great that the Apostle Paul tried to understand the logic (Rom. 5:7-8). Love so great that He sent His son to die for us (John 3:16)


You are not too far gone for God to love you. There is absolutely nothing that can take the love of God away from you. He is calling out for you, all you have to do is answer and when you answer, like a rolling stone, no moss (sin or condemnation) can stick on you. Keep rolling my dear stoney friend and never forget, there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus.

When the devil tries to remind you of your sins tell him you are a rolling stone and there is no moss (condemnation, sin, shame, you name it!) on you. When the devil cries out shame, cry out grace! (Rom. 5:20).

The charge is simple, answer His call and whenever you need grace, approach His throne of grace boldly and ask … Heb. 4:16.

Stay blessed and remember a rolling stone gathers no moss.

- Sage

Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_rolling_stone_gathers_no_moss

Monday, 3 September 2018

Jesus Christ HEALS IMMEDIATELY

Hello Readers & Followers!

Have you ever wondered what the word of God says about healing that occurred through Jesus Christ or when the name of Jesus Christ was mentioned? The word of God says that whenever Jesus Christ healed or His name was mentioned, the healing was instant, it was an immediate miracle, there was an immediate turn around. The word of God also says the name of Jesus and the presence of Jesus Christ can bring immediate healing. God would like you to be confident in the healing power of Jesus Christ as He is still performing instant miracles.

Are you sick in your body or do you know anyone that requires the healing hand of God? Boldly speak with authority by calling on the name of Jesus; the name that heals, the name that delivers, the name that causes demons to tremble, the name that is full of anointing, the name that sets us free. The name of Jesus is higher, more powerful and mightier than any other name. It is the only name that has the power to heal freely. I have experienced Jesus' instant healing power in my life and was mind-blowing.

Let me share 6 examples of healing that occurred immediately when Jesus Christ was present or His name was mentioned:

The Word of God says:

1. Then Jesus said to Bartimaeus, “Go your way; your faith (confident trust in My power) has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road (Mark 10:52). You can read Mark 10:47-52 to understand the account better.
The Word of God says:

2. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord (Acts 9:33-35).

The Word of God says:

3. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!” Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!

So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?
They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”  So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him (Matthew 20:30-34).


The Word of God says:

4. But when Peter saw the strong wind, he became frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, “Lord, rescue me!

Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him, saying, “You man of weak faith! Why did you begin to have doubts?” When they got into the boat, the wind settled down (Matthew 14:30-32).

The Word of God says:

5. And behold, a leper came and worshipped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.
Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” (Matthew 8:2-4).

The Word of God says:

6. Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,  came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.

And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?

When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’

But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:43-48).

The charge for this week is for you to pray for anyone that you know that is sick and declare the healing power of God concerning their life.

Have a lovely week! 

- Mysses Lafunky

Monday, 27 August 2018

Jesus Christ is saying: I want to be your Best Friend

This week's post is about evaluating your relationship with Jesus Christ. How would you describe your relationship with Jesus Christ? What do you know about Jesus Christ?

The Holy Spirit would like me to remind you that He would like to have a best friend relationship with you. How amazing is that? Jesus Christ said in His Word that: 

"I do not call you servants any longer, because servants do not know what their master is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because I have told you everything I heard from my Father" (John 15:15 Good News Translation Version)

What does it mean for someone to be one's best friend? 

A best friend should ideally be your closest friend; a special friend that loves you. Your best friend should be the person that you always reach out to. Your best friend should know your likes and dislikes, you should also know your best friend's likes and dislikes. In addition, your best friend will always have your best interests at heart. You will also not want to do anything that will offend or upset your best friend.


Best Friend Relationship with Jesus Christ

Maybe you became a Christian a long time ago and you are not sure whether you have a very close relationship with Jesus Christ. Maybe you have heard about Jesus Christ or you are new to the Christian faith, Jesus Christ is speaking to you right now, He is saying: "Look! I stand at the door of your heart and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends" (Revelations 3:20 New Living Translation Version Paraphrased).

Jesus Christ would like you:
  • To know Him more than you currently do; He wants you to connect with Him more through the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible will reveal who Jesus Christ is to you. The Holy Bible will give you supernatural strength and godly wisdom. The Holy Bible will teach you all things that will help you to overcome temptations. The Holy Bible will keep your hope in Christ alive.
  • To call upon Him at all times - In the good time, in the bad time, in times of trouble, Jesus would like you to call upon Him to tell Him everything.
  • To show that you love Him by behaving in ways that you know that He finds acceptable.
  • To feed your mind with things that will draw you to Him and not draw you away from Him - By ensuring your music, TV shows, things that you read, places that you go, things that you do, relationships that you have - all draw you close to Jesus Christ.
  • To keep telling people about Him - When last did you share the Good News of Jesus Christ? When last did you show the love of Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ is standing at the door of your heart, He wants your relationship with Him to be intimate. He wants to be your best friend, He wants to show you more of Him. Are you ready to be Jesus' Best Friend?

Say this Prayer:
Jesus, I invite you into my life and ask that you will be my best friend and companion through my journey in this world.

Have a lovely week!

- Mysses Lafunky

Monday, 20 August 2018

Candy Crush

Welcome to a new week people! Tomorrow, the 21st of August makes it a year to the day when I got the manifestation of a miracle I had prayed about for months. Thank God for being faithful to His word (Isa. 40:8). Last week, I mentioned how we get inspiration from God from the weirdest things. Well so it proved this week, while playing Candy Crush!


Being the "OG" that I am, I’ve always been prejudiced against people that played the game and dismissed it as a waste of time, until I downloaded it and played it. I’m still an "OG!" While playing the game, I began to understand the addiction behind the game. When you look beyond the surface, it's a game that teaches you about faith. Strange right? Well the essence of the game is for you to crush the candy but at the same time, I began to learn about not giving up, no matter the obstacle. Also, about holding on till the end because victory awaits those who do not give up!

"But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
II Chronicles‬ 15:7‬ NKJV‬‬. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

In order not to give up, you need to be a person of faith. Knowing that regardless of the circumstance, we will be victorious but until the manifestation of what we're praying for, you must hold on. You must be strong (Joshua 1:9). You must faith till the end. Remember, without faith, it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6). 

As we go into this new week, live a life of faith (Rom. 1:17, Gal. 3:11, Heb. 10:38). Regardless of the circumstance, declare that you are an overcomer! Search God’s word for a promise concerning your situation, meditate on it and remind Him of His promise to you. The bible says that His promises are yes and amen (2Cor. 1:20) and He is faithful to His word. 

Stay blessed! 

Sage

P.S. I’m on Level 117 of Candy Crush, played it multiple times to no avail but I shall overcome. I will faith till I overcome!!!

P.P.S. I’ve passed Level 117!! After multiple attempts for the last one week. Time for my victory speech: At this point, I’d like to thank God for always being there. My mama for believing in me when no one did. Love you mama! I had to edit the post to include this lol!

P.P.S. Listen to this awesome song by Travis Greene titled ‘while I’m waiting’: 


Happy Birthday Myssess Lafunky


May this new year open new doors of blessings, joy, peace, favour and good health for you in Jesus' name. Have a fabulous birthday!


The Editor

Monday, 13 August 2018

Who are You?

There is a popular saying among Christians: "God works in mysterious ways." I just found out that it’s actually not a verse in the bible, shocker 😱. Anyways, God works in mysterious ways and speaks to us in different ways; we just need to be attentive.

So I took my car for servicing recently and while the car was jacked up, I saw how dirty the underside of my car was and in the midst of my shock, I got the inspiration. II Tim. 3 :16-17 says that all scripture is inspired by God. So while looking underneath my car and observing how dirty it was, I couldn’t help but compare and contrast it with the outside of my car and how I constantly got compliments on how neat it was, if only they knew how dirty it was underneath. I couldn’t help but think, how many of us look so beautiful and clean on the outside but dirty on the inside?

The Outside of my Car

The Underside of my Car

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” I Samuel‬ 16:7‬ NKJV‬‬. 

There’s a reason why God looks at the inside of our heart and not the outside. We can make up our outward appearance in order to pretend to the world but we can’t pretend to ourselves and that is who God really wants to see and who He wants the world to see. The person that we see when we look at ourselves, not the image we portray to the world. In doing so, we can then reflect God’s glory to the world 
As we go into this week, ask yourself, who are you really? See what Matt. 23:25-28 says. Are you the same person on the inside and outside or are they different people? If you’re living two separate lives, reconcile yourself with God and ask him to cleanse you and He'll do it (John 3:16). If you don’t know what to say or how to pray, just read Matt. 6:9-13.

Stay blessed. 

Sage

P.S. Football is back!!!

Monday, 6 August 2018

When Christians Pray: Great Things Happen

Hello Readers & Followers,
It's another Monday! Are you excited to start this new week or are you feeling weary? My prayer for you this morning is that the Lord will grant you divine strength for this new week in Jesus' name.
This week's post is an opportunity for you to reflect on why you pray to God.


Recently, God told me that one of the prayers that I had prayed to Him was prayed out of my normal Christian routine. God told me that my prayer was not from a heart that wanted an answer. Isn't God amazing? The fact that God knows the depth of our hearts and the purpose of why we do every single thing that we do. 
God reminded me that it was crucial for me to pray to Him with a mindset that He will answer my prayers. God's word says that: when a Christian prays, the prayer of a Christian can produce wonderful results (James 5:16 Paraphrased).
Back to you readers, I have a couple of questions to ask you.
Is praying to God part of your daily Christian routine? Do you sometimes pray to God without thinking whether God will answer you or not? or have you just proposed in your heart that as a Christian, you must pray?
David in Psalm 5:3 told God that: "In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Check out how David ended his prayer?- "Wait in expectation". David prayed with a mindset that God heard Him and he waited in eager expectation for the manifestation of his requests. 


Peter's Miraculous Escape From Prison
There's a story in the bible in which church folks had gathered to pray for a man named Peter to be released from prison, whilst they were still praying, God had answered their prayers. God had sent an angel to rescue Peter from the prison. After Peter was rescued by the angel, he immediately went to visit his church folks, upon his arrival, a girl named Rhoda met him at the gate, she was in awe when she saw Peter, she ran in and announced that Peter was by the gate. 
Guess what? 
----The church folks didn't believe, in fact they said it was Peter's angel that Rhoda must have seen. This story is a reminder that there were believers from the time of Jesus Christ that did not always have immediate expectations of God answering their prayers (Acts 12:5-17).

The Charge For This Week
When you pray and you can't fathom how God will answer your prayers instantly, believe God and expects to see results as when a Christian prays, great things happen. 

Let's talk, I'd like to know your thoughts about these two questions:
  1. Do you normally pray the same prayers until you see physical manifestations?
  2. Or do you wait in expectation for the answer without repeating the prayer points?
Enjoy your new week! See you next Monday. 

- Mysses Lafunky