Monday 29 April 2013
Monday 22 April 2013
Dr Cloud and Dr John (2005) wrote in their book, that people who rise to the top seldom get there alone. They seek help from others.
Choose Your Friends Wisely, pray to God for direction in choosing the right friends. Tell God to divinely direct you to the right people not the wrong people. Engaging with the wrong people is likely to be detrimental to your progression in life and it may also impact on your emotional well-being.
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Sunday 14 April 2013
I went far from the mark. The wave of guilt each time I had sex or masturbated gradually waned. I couldn't control myself any more. I began to avoid church activities and fellowships. It seemed everybody in fellowship was all out to condemn me although nobody knew what I was doing. I quickly reduced fellowship attendance, I thought it would make me feel better. I thought I felt better, but no, my conscience was dying.
I have come to realise that the devil tends to isolate a believer in order to destroy the soul of that believer. The devil's ultimate aim is to see you in hell so he won't relent until he takes you out of touch with your maker. I lost touch with the things of the spirit. I became carnally minded, gratifying every wimp of my carnal desires, not only sexual, I tried to get my joy and happiness.Brethren, remember that the scripture tells us that friendship with the world is enmity with God (James 4:4).
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (Ephesians.5:11). We can't have fun the world's way; there is fun, joy and peace in waiting on the Lord and letting Him have full control of our lives. Like the prodigal son, I somehow found my way back to my maker. I found it difficult to believe that he was waiting for me to come back home all the while. I had read Isaiah 1:18 several times, but I didn't really understand how loving God really is and how he is ever willing to have us come back to fellowship with Him.
No matter how far you may have gone, you can lay aside every weight, burden, baggage and RAGS situations and circumstances have formed for you. He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of Joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sin according to the RICHES of His grace.
Thursday 11 April 2013
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
5 Essentials of Christian Living
"Don’t love the world and what it offers. Those who love the world don’t have the Father’s love in them.
Not everything that the world offers—physical gratification, greed, and extravagant lifestyles—comes from the Father. It comes from the world, and the world and its evil desires are passing away. But the person who does what God wants lives forever" (1 John 2 vs 15-17)
2) Worship God in Spirit and in truth (John 4 vs. 19-23). God is looking out for those people that will worship Him out of their true selves, out of their being, without compulsion, those who would worship Him in every aspect of their lives and those who are honest in their worship.
5) Giving: Why should Christians give? Why should I give as a Christian? Is giving optional for me? Absolutely not! While it is sometimes difficult to give, we have to be reminded that, it is a commandment from God. Our giving/gifts is not needed by God but rather they are needed in order for us to support God’s work on earth and to bless others. Giving activates blessings of God for us.