Tuesday 21 June 2022

Do You Have Unsaved Family Members? | Things to Consider with Unsaved Family Members as a Christian

Hello Everyone,

How is your new week going? I have been thinking about what it feels like to be the first Christian in your family. Does it feel exciting or frustrating? Are there things that you have to contend with? Is it easy for you to chat about the teachings of Christ with your families? Or do you try and preach to them and they completely disregard you?

Do you have relatives that believe in the Christian faith but they live contrary to the teachings of Christ? How does it make you feel? I'd like to share 4 things for you to consider when it comes to your unsaved family members.

1) Use Acts 26:18 to pray for them on a regular basis. Acts 26:18 says "Open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Christ.”

2) Never give up praying for them. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts people of their sins. John 16:8 says that "The Holy Spirit will come and show the people of this world the truth about sin and righteousness, and judgement."

3) You can also ask God to send daily opportunities for them to hear the gospel or to be convicted of their sins so that they can turn away from their sins and turn to God. The Holy Spirit that stirred the heart of the prodigal son to come back to God after living a reckless life, can stir the heart of your unsaved family members back to God. 

To read the story of the prodigal son/the parable of the lost son where Christ showed us His heart towards those that have strayed from His path, please click here.

4) Show them the love of God. Let them see the beauty of living a life for Christ on this earth through you. It's about how you are living more than what you say. The principle in 1 Peter 3:1-2 can be applied to unsaved family members. Let your behaviour show them that you are a Christian; they may be won over to Christ by your conduct.

Finally, remember that they are watching you and whilst they may be living a life that is contrary to the teachings of Christ, they may be very quick to say to you "I thought you are a Christian, you should do this..."

I love hearing from you in the comment section. Please take a minute to say ‘hello’ by leaving a comment. Feel free to contribute to this topic.

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

I have a free e-book for you. The book (15 Women of the Bible: How they lived a Purpose Driven Life). This e-book was written by my Bible Study Group. To download on Google Drive for free, click here.

Monday 13 June 2022

What Is Distracting You From Seeking God?

It's a new week! 

Happy New Week to you! Hope you had a lovely weekend and a great time at church yesterday? 

A few weeks ago, I shared a number of tips on how you can avoid distractions in the place of prayer. Click here to read the article. This week, I'd like us to look into the common distractions that could prevent us from seeking after God. God says that we should seek Him above all else, and we should live righteously and He will give us everything that we need (Matthew 6:33).

1 Corinthians 7:35b says that we should serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.

It is the plan of God's enemy (the devil) to distract you from serving the Lord. When the enemy sends distractions, they never look like distractions until you have been distracted by them. Please, don't fall for his strategies.

Sometimes, distractions come through the following:

  • Constant discussions about politics
  • Constantly criticising others including criticising believers
  • Binge-watching on things that will not build you up spiritually
  • Hectic routines and schedules that do not include God or anything to connect you with God or with your fellow Christians
  • Spending all day discussing irrelevant things with friends
  • Your phone, maybe?
  • Reading novels that won't build you up spiritually.

Hebrews 12:1b says that we should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.  I love the way PHILLIPS version explained Romans 12:2b, it says "Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity."

Monday 6 June 2022

You Can Pray To God at Anytime, Anywhere and About Anything

 Hello Readers,

What's on your mind right now? Do you know you can talk to Jesus about it right now? Take a pause and share your thoughts with God. God always wants to hear from His children, whether you are on your bed, in the bathroom, driving, walking, about to eat, or on your way out for grocery shopping, you can pray to God. You can talk to God at any time, anywhere and about anything.

Matthew 7:11 says " If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"

God's desire is to give you good gifts. Although there are times that God will say no to your request because He has a better plan for you. There are also times that He will say wait because it isn't time for you to have what you are requesting. Also, there will be times that God will say yes immediately. The most important thing is for you to know that God is listening to you and He loves you even if He says no or wait.

Are you a non-Christian and you aren't sure if God is real? Please, say this prayer to God:

Watch how God will speak with you this week.

I am asking God to strengthen your body, soul and mind this new week in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely week!

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

I have a free e-book for you. The book (15 Women of the Bible: How they lived a Purpose Driven Life). This e-book was written by my Bible Study Group. To download on Google Drive for free, click here.

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Looking for Peace?

Are you feeling tired? Are you struggling with something? Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28).