Monday 28 November 2022

Is Pride Lurking In Your Heart?

It's a New Week!

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. My weekend was full of a number of activities which I thoroughly enjoyed. Yesterday was also beautiful as I spent time with our church family. I didn't feel like leaving church. It was such a great time in God's presence and with God's people.

This week's post is an opportunity for you to search your heart if pride is lurking in your heart. A humble prayer you could pray to God is "Lord Jesus, search me and show me the state of my heart, please reveal to me where pride is lurking in my heart."

Do you know that pride is an enemy? As Christians, do you know that you are to resist pride in your life? 

Pride makes you see yourself as greater than you are. It gives you an unrealistic view of yourself. Pride also makes you to be very critical of others. The Lord isn't keen on those that are proud. Proverbs 16:5 says "Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; though they join hands, they shall not go unpunished."

Let me share a story in the Bible about a Commander of the Syrian armies with you:

Thursday 24 November 2022

Are you living on the benefits of Thanksgiving?

Hello Everyone,

How are you today? I hope you are well? 

We are living in a society where a number of people aren't aware of the benefits that they are entitled to. As a professional that works for the government, I regularly equip people on what they are entitled to. I also have to keep abreast with the laws and guidance so that I can give the right advice to people as I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on their entitlements. But do you know what? A number of Christians do miss out on their entitlements or they aren't aware of their kingdom entitlements. They aren't aware of what the Lord has done for them. 

As a teacher of the Word, a Faith Blogger, a Church Pastor, an Evangelist, and an Author (I wear many hats), I thought to remind you of some of the kingdom benefits of being a Christian during this Thanksgiving season.

1 Corinthians 15:57 says "But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Who gives you victory? God

Through whom? Jesus Christ

When last did you thank God for the victory that you have in Christ?

Psalm 103:1-5, GNT says:

"Praise the Lord, my soul! All my being, praise His holy name! Praise the Lord, my soul, and do not forget how kind He is. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy. He fills my life with good things so that I stay young and strong like an eagle.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases."

The above Psalm is reminding you that God forgives ALL your sins and not some sins. God heals ALL diseases and not some diseases. God keeps you from the grave and blesses you with His love and mercy. These are some of the kingdom benefits for those that honour the Lord.

As you celebrate today's Thanksgiving, please take time out to remember all the benefits of the Lord over you, your family, and your nation. Give thanks to God.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Your Good Character will Open Great Doors for You!

Hello Everyone,

I hope your week is going on well. It has been at least 2 weeks since I shared an article via my blog. I had been checking with God to confirm what He would like me to share with you. Recently, God said He would like me to equip you with the truth of His Word about 'good character'.

Do you know that a good character with a good attitude can open great doors for you?

You may have the best skills and can perform your task exceptionally well but do you know what will keep you at your job or whatever you are doing (whether paid or unpaid)? It is a good character. When you have a good character, people will be able to relate with you freely, people will be able to trust you and you will have a good name.

You can teach people talents and skills, but a good character is something that most people have developed. Let me share an account from the Bible with you:

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing and some people's needs were being overlooked. The 12 disciples gathered together and spoke among themselves saying that it would not be right for them to neglect the ministry of the Word of God in order to wait on tables to meet some other needs. They decided to choose seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom they assigned to look after the people (Acts 6). 

The first thing that the disciples prioritised was a good and attested character, then came 'filled with Holy Ghost and wisdom.' So as much as talent and gift are good, if you do not have a good character, people may struggle to work with you or may not want to relate with you.

Would you please take time to reflect on your character? 

I'd like to encourage you to build your life on good character. A solid character will take you far in life. 

To build a good character, consider the following:

1) Grow closer to God and follow His Word - You will grow in good character as you spend time in God's Word.

2) Fellowship with people with good character - If the Bible says that bad company corrupts good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33), the opposite of this is, good company promotes good manners. So take time to be with people with good character, they will rub off on you. If you spend a lot of time with people with bad manners, they will also rub off on you. 

3) Understand the boundaries that are required to follow wherever you find yourself.

4) Ask God to open your eyes to what you need to improve in your character.

I love hearing from you in the comment section. Please take a minute to say hello in the comment section.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

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