Monday 26 February 2018

I Feel A Shake In My Spirit When I...

I feel a shake in my Spirit when I call your Name. When you think of the name of Jesus Christ, what comes to your mind? What do you associate with the name of Jesus Christ?

Recently, I undertook a task with someone and when we arrived at our destination, both the individual and I were terrified by what we saw. However, the first thing that I did was to call on the name of Jesus Christ repeatedly as I had a strong belief that the name of Jesus Christ would protect  us and also lessen our fears. Guess what readers? The Lord took control of everything and our fears were gone and everything was alright. A confirmation that there is power in the name of Jesus Christ.

Last weekend, we had Todd Dulaney's song ("Your Great Name") on repeat at home. I also watched a review of Tasha Cobb Leonard's new gospel music album on YouTube, click here to watch the review. This two experiences coupled with my initial experience on calling the name of Jesus Christ triggered this post.

From my personal walk with God, I associate the following with the name of Jesus Christ:

- I feel protected when I call on the name of Jesus

- I feel at peace when I call on the name of Jesus Christ

- The name that saves

- The name that heals

- The name that forgives wrongs

- The only name and way to get to heaven

- I associate the name with compassion, mercy, kindness, truth and consuming fire

- The name that is Higher than any other name

- The name that causes demons to bow and tremble

- The name that delivers

- The name that makes all things possible

- The name that is associated with a sinless life.

- The name that is powerful

- The name that cares

- The name that is loving

- The name that gives clarity

- The name that reigns forever

- The name that reveals the secret and hidden things to His children

- The name that gives joy.

Let's Talk...

  1. What do you associate with the name of Jesus Christ?
  2. Do you have any experience with the name of Jesus Christ that you would like to share?

Enjoy this song by Todd Dulaney.

Have a lovely week! 

- Mysses Lafunky

Friday 23 February 2018

Don't Take God for Granted | It Doesn't Make It Right Because Everyone is Doing It

Hello Readers & Followers

Thank God Its Friday! I recognise that we did not publish our faith message for Monday. My sincere apologies!  My week was extremely busy and my mind was tired. I have actually noticed that when my mind is tired and when I have had a very busy week or day, I tend to struggle to be productive in the place of writing faith articles and also I sometimes struggle to connect with God on a one to one. I wonder if this is generic to everyone or is it just peculiar to me?  If you have any tips for me, feel free to comment below or contact me.

Back to this week's post...

A) Are you a Practising Christian?

B) Are you a Born Again Christian?

C) Have you noticed how there are several things that the Word of God has told us to avoid and things that God has clearly warned us against are now being normalised and embraced?

D) Have you noticed that some Christians also participate in things that they know are wrong and against God's word?

E) Do you know that God always tells you through your conscience when you are doing or have done something against the way He expects you to do things?

F) Do you give excuses such as; i) God will forgive me when I seek His forgiveness, ii) Everyone is doing it, what makes me different? iii) Mature Christians are doing it, this therefore makes it right for me to do it too. iv) God will always understand as He is a good God.

Mysses Lafunky would like to encourage you with the following:

1. Dearest readers, God would like you to be more careful to do the good things that you know you are ought to do as a Christian, obey Him with deep respect and stay away from ALL that might displease Him (Philippians 2 :12 TLB version Paraphrased).

2. Do not be discouraged in living for God, God is happy with you when you make a conscious decision to show that you love Him through your way of life.

3. No one can serve two Gods. You are either a Christian that lives for God or a non-Christian that does not live for God.

4. God is not keen on you to call yourself a Christian (A follower of Jesus Christ that follows God's teachings) and yet you are not following His teachings. He wouldn't see you as His child.

5. Remember, there will be trying times, God is ALWAYS available to help you to make right choices.

6. If peradventure, you have fallen along the way, it is not too late to forsake your wrong ways. However, It may cost you! "Living for God is a lifestyle of sacrifice (Quote by Mysses Lafunky)." But God will make everything to work together for your good. 

Let's Talk . . .
A lot of people struggle to forsake old habits and wrong things that they know that God hates. Do you have any tips that could be beneficial for someone that is struggling to forsake old ways or things that God has told Christians to stay away from?

Enjoy your weekend!

- Mysses Lafunky

Monday 12 February 2018

Are You Pursing Holiness?

Hello Readers & Followers,

How was your weekend?  Ready for another week? May the Lord be with you in this new week. May you always be at the right place at the right time. 

This short post is to encourage you to pursue holiness and live a life that is totally devoted to God whilst you are on earth. 

Check out the following points that can help you to pursue holiness: 

1) Live for God: Whatever you do in the secret and in the open, let it bring glory to God.

2) Take time to read the Bible: Be intentional and create a daily time to know God.

3) Be Loyal to God: Stay away from things and ambitions that could compromise your dedication and commitment to God.

4) Determine to obey God's Word: Be aware that there will be various things and people that may discourage you from staying faithful to God but be rest assured that the Lord is ready to help you when you make a decision to obey him. 

Let's Talk . . .

 - Are there things on this earth that affect our relationship and devotion to God?

- I'd like you to say a prayer right now for someone that needs help in pursing holiness with God. 

Please remember to share this post with at least one person.

Have a lovely week.

Mysses Lafunky

Monday 5 February 2018

Taking Territories

Like the bible says, an idle hand is the devil’s workshop. That saying was in my mind when I laid down on my couch, as usual there was no light, thinking of what to do to occupy my time. Trust the mind to wander when left unchecked and unguarded thanks to the power of boredom; suddenly all manners of thoughts started coming to my mind, but glory be to God, it occurred to me that I had to sweep the house and complete a whole lot of other house chores.
That’s how I made good use of almost 3 hours that I would have otherwise given to non-value adding things. It was in the middle of my chores that I got the inspiration for this topic, thanks to a seed that was planted while listening to the TD Jakes podcast titled: SOAR: The Next Generation.

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it." Num. 13:30 (NKJV).

While sweeping the house, I remembered that a few days ago I had promised to sweep the master bedroom of the house. Now get this, I live alone so when I’m planning to sweep any part of my house, the room I sleep in should come first, right? Would you be shocked if I told you that I have lived in my own house for the better part of almost two years and had never slept in the master bedroom for one night?

So, if I wasn’t sleeping in the master bedroom, where was I sleeping? In the guest room! Imagine living in your own place but sleeping in the guest room. I can guarantee you that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the room. So, Sage, tell us why you moved into your own house and slept in the guest room?
Well my first excuse back then was I didn’t want to move into the master bedroom till I was married; don’t ask me why, I just kept giving myself that excuse. Then the excuse became, I had not yet repainted the walls in the room, eventually I did that! Then I told myself: "oh I need to fix curtains, till then I can’t move in". 

This was how almost two years passed and I was still living in the guest room of my own house! The children of Israel had excuses of their own, Num. 13:28-29, 31-33.
What changed? It was very simple actually; so simple I should have done it months ago. I stopped giving excuses and just did it!

If you notice, in Num. 13:28-33, there was a break in transmission while the ten spies gave their excuses, it was in vs. 30. Ten of the twelve spies gave four different excuses, while two gave a solution. What does that teach us?
Just like the Israelites, just like me, there will always be excuses and reasons not to act but there is only one solution! Like the Nike, slogan says, Just do it! Which is exactly what I did before writing this article. I just did it and took possession of the master bedroom of my house. That’s exactly what the Israelites did eventually. They just did it and when they did, they took possession of the land!

As we start this new week, the charge is for you to look at areas of your life that you have been giving excuses for, step out in faith and JUST DO IT! You do not need giant faith (Luke 17:6, Matt. 17:20), you just need a little faith, God will handle the rest.

Let's talk...

  • What areas of your life have you refused to take possession of? 
  • What are the excuses you give yourself that prevent you from taking possession? 
  • What is the worst that will happen if you step out in faith and just do it? 

Share your thoughts with us, we’d like to know.