Have you lost your voice?


Why does life have to be so chaotic? Why do we have to struggle? These are the questions silent in my heart? How long do I stay silent with the messiness of this life? The Lord has given me a voice; why do I not use it? In the book of Amos God judges the Israelites for their sins. He sends Amos among them to ask them to repent or perish. God wants them to repent of idol worship, immorality and injustice. But Israel was so imbedded in their sins that they could not hear, or see the predicament they were in. (Psalm 115:4-8) If you were to see Israel then you would see no difference from the pagan nations around them. You would hear the nations around them say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. (Psalm 115:4-8) The Israelites had grown accustom to the idols in their every day. The law forbids them to marry non-Israelites but they didn’t listen; the law forbids them to worship other gods but they didn’t listen; they conform to the people around and worship and killed their children for their gods; they oppress the poor among them; and because of this great sin judgment followed. Amos shouts in the streets: All you Israelites trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield. House of Aaron, trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield. ¹¹You who fear him, trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield. (Psalm 115:9-11) Amos cried out in the streets to bring back the Israelites to their God. They didn’t listen because their love of things were too great. God send a prophet among them because His love was so vast for the Israelites; He wanted His people to come back to Him. God sent an earthquake so that His people would call out to Him for help, but they did not. The Israelites had lost their voice.

Have I lost my voice?

Have I lost my voice because I got caught in adultery? Was I worshipping someone other than my Lord as Israel did during Amos time? Was I caught loving myself more than Jesus Christ? Was life at a loss because my eyes settle on my pain instead of the victory that Christ fought and died for? My worship of myself robs me of my voice, my sight, my ears to hear, and my feet to run away from evil. My obsessions with my pain not only rob me of my voice but my relationship with loving Father, Jesus Christ. Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (Exodus 34:14) The Lord will do whatever He can to bring us home; just as He did for His beloved Israelites.

It is alright to grieve a pain but it is not alright when we become consume with feeding that pain. The Israelites became consumed with themselves; they forgot their traditions and their God and loved their new life. Each generation became addictive to the desires of their own heart and no longer the heart of their God. God used Amos to call His people to repentance and Jesus used my no jobs to bring me back. I have my own business and depend on Jesus to bring me my jobs. When they do not come; I have questions but my answers were wrong. I did not call out because I lost my voice because of my sin. Let me make this very clear with you: my sin did not stop me from reading my Bible every day and praying every morning and evening. Still, I was blind to my sin and still didn’t call out to God. My counselor was wrong because my pain cause a blindness that went very deep. The blindness kept me from truly seeing the truth in my situation. Not having enough does funny things to us and I finally found my voice; and cried out to God for more. God heard me in His holy throne and answered my prayer. See God loves me enough to draw me into His arms. We might not see that through our struggle but tough love remembers. Praise the Lord!!! The Lord messes with our life because of His great love for us. Jesus Christ watch His Father care for Israelites and now He does the same for us.

Israel was successful because of God, but their pride in themselves says ‘we did this flourishing’; they were blind to their own faults.  Amos was given two visions of God’s pending judgment on Israel. The judgment would be locust and intense heat but Amos cried out to the LORD to stop and He did. Then the LORD said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer. “The high places of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries of Israel will be ruined; with my sword I will rise against the house of Jeroboam. (Amos 7:1-9) Israel rejected God’s word. The people did not listen ‘repent or perish’ and they didn’t call to God

Have you lost your voice? Call on Jesus Christ today and make things right. The Lord is calling His people home. Do you hear Him calling you? All you people trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield. House of the Earth trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield. You, who fear him, trust in the LORD—he is your help and shield.

Who is it that overcomes?

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (1John 5:5) Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in their heart. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1John5:10, 12) So, believe, repent or perish in this life. Surrender this life and ask Jesus Christ into your heart so that He can draw you close and clean the messes of this life.

Thank you, Lord for pursuing and catching me. Thank you, Father for your part in this great plan. I pray that we keep in touch with our heart, and we clean the secret rooms that keep us silent. I pray Lord that you will keep pursuing us and changing us into that sparkling gem. I pray that whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23) In Jesus Christ name, I pray. Amen.







I am not alone


I wish you were alive and still on this earth Lord so that I could be with you in the flesh. I need you to comfort me with real arms and wipe the tears of my past away. Help me put away the anguish and pain that follows me like a cloud. I know you are in my heart loving me as a father to a daughter who has lost every hope of a future with someone. I think who would want my highly sensitive person and the complicated past. Only you Lord want me. Only you Lord will love unconditionally. Only you will fight my battles. Only you will go before me. Help me Lord to forgive and leave my memories of my predators to you and the cross. Let me not lose the person you have created me to be. My Lord is my help and shield in time of trouble. I will trust that he has my best interest at heart as He takes me through the valley of the shadow of death; for He is with me. The Lord prepares a table before my enemies (predators). He anoints my head with oil my cup overflows; surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.

Sometimes I forget who I am when my past and the words of my attackers visit me the darkest times of my life. Those words that Satan whisper’s in my ear send me to another place and the visit is cruel. Why do I listen? I am no longer a victim but a overcomer. I had already healed from these words but new memories have surface and new faces and they have made me stumble because they are family. I had an inkling of the one but without the face in the memory I didn’t want to go there; but now it has been revealed as so.

The Lord has been good to me and bringing these memories He knew I would stand strong in Him. I would not forget what the Lord has already done for me. The Lord has been everything to me. He has protected, provided, and my warrior when I needed Him to fight my battles. But, the scope of the memories and people has broadsided me. The human body can withstand much punishment but I believe that my Lord was with me through my ordeals. My tiny fingers were held by my creator and as my fingers grew He was still there waiting patiently for me to cry out to Him for help. I was very angry child and adult and I took it inward. But, my Father in heaven reached out and drew me out and gave me a voice. My voice sets up my boundaries, calls to God for help, seeks good friendships, prays for others, reads out loud the Bible, my voice speaks truth, and my voice sings praises to a loving and forgiving God.

When drawn to the dark side it’s because I forget who I am. We need to help ourselves to remember who we are. I am a daughter of King. (John 1:12) I was adopted when I asked Jesus into my life. (Ephesians 1:5) I am born of God; the evil one cannot touch me. (1John 5:18) I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) Satan will do everything he can to distract and kill your soul. Do not let Satan in. Greater is He who is in you then he that is in the world. (1John 4:4) If your spirit acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that doesn’t acknowledge that Jesus Christ is not from God. (1John 4:2-3) We need to test our friends and boyfriends because many will deceive you into thinking they know the Christ; when truly they do not and they will rob you of your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Fight for your relationship with Jesus Christ when you are going through deep sorrow. Do not allow family, friends, and boyfriends to say you are making things up. Go to Jesus Christ and a trusted friend to pray with you through your hard times. Find a Christian Counselor who will speak truth and pray that the Lord will use them in your life. Do not feel that you are alone because Jesus will go before you and make a way. Do not be press into staying busy because you are suppressing everything down and not facing it. This is not going away if you do not face it; and the Lord only gives us what we can handle for the day.

Songs have helped me to grieve my lost. You know those songs and movies that will give a voice to your pain use them. Read the Bible for those scriptures that bring strength, trust, love, and deliverance. Neil T. Anderson, “The Bondage Breaker” will help you let go and forgive. Be nice to yourself, rest, and pamper yourself. This life is hard but it will get easier if you do not take this life out on yourself. Do not beat yourself up we have all fallen short of the glory of God; we are all not perfect. (Romans 3:23) Do not blame yourself give it to the Lord. I have a cross in my heart where I carve the names, sins, and the offenses committed on me. Why? It’s a reminder that I have already given it to Jesus, and that cross reminds me that Jesus died for ever sin, disease and offense.

God loved me so much that He sent His One, Only Son Jesus Christ came down to earth to be born and to die on a cross of wood. Jesus carried all our past, present and future sins, diseases and our sorrows on Him Self for us. I do not need to carry all my gruesome past memories anymore I can give them to Jesus and He can then change my dirty, filthy garment into a white robe that is washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.

If you are still carrying the past memories and they continue to bring hate and destruction. You do not need to take them any further because I know a man who was dearly loved by His father. This man took on the task because He knew we couldn’t make it on our own. We would keep feeding this sin against us and it wouldn’t make us happy. This man wants us to remember good memories and not bad. He wants us to live a life-like no one else. That is why Jesus Christ took the beating that stripped his back to the bone, he endured the shame of his clothes being taken from Him, and He endured mocking and more beating, and then the walk with the cross on His back that was stripped of skin. Jesus walked that walk for us. They nailed His hands and feet and HE was all alone as He faced the end. God had abandoned His Son because of sin. God couldn’t look on sin because He was pure. So, His Son had to endure the pain of the cross all alone. Jesus Christ died, and on the third day rose to be seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us. Because Jesus Christ endured the cross alone He doesn’t want ANY of us to endure loneliness and hardship. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts but cling to His every word that He loves you and is calling you to come home. Believe that He came in the flesh so that He could die for us. Repent of holding on to the sins that were against you. Give them to Jesus and He will cleanse you. Ask Him into your hearts and take a step forward in your healing process.

Thank you, Father for your undying love for me. Thank you, for not letting go of my hand. Thank you for writing your name on my heart. Thank you, that I am not alone. I pray you will keep healing our hearts that we will not be afraid to seek help. Help us to find our voice and use it for you. Let us make new memories with you. I pray that you will bring back what the locust took from us and you will bless us with new hopes and dreams.

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


Ephesians 3:14-21








Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. (Colossians 3:13KJV)

Forbearing means showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment.ᶦ

Forgiving means providing absolution.²

Life is not fair when family fight against family but in all the fighting the scriptures tell us to show patience and restrain our resentment but to provide absolution to others. We need to provide a way out as the Lord did for us.

In the scriptures Jesus teaches us about the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant:

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

“At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” (Matthew 18:21-35)

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14)

“But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.” Mark 11:26)

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

We want to be right about everything even if we hurt others in the process. When we are convicted we still want to fight because it is the world’s way. But, we are not of this world the word says with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2) The word says Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. (2Timothy 2:22-26)

Jesus Christ lay down His life for us in love. We did not know Him personally but without hesitation He walked down a long and winding road to die on a cross made out of wood for us. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross. (1Peter 2:24a) Jesus Christ did this for us so we could be that debtor who needed to be given an absolution. Why would Jesus do this? So that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” (1Peter 2:24b) The old plan of the law wasn’t working so God devised a new plan and Jesus Christ was born of woman, born under law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave (to sin), but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir. (Galatians 4:4-7) This was the plan all along to forgive our sinful desires because we can’t forgive ourselves without Jesus Christ shred blood on a cross made with man hands. We needed a Savior to come and save us from our evil desires that were going to be disastrous and a bitter end to our existence. God’s love for His people outweighed any other plan but to send His Son for our sins.

We do not live under the law but we who call Jesus Abba, Father are forgiven. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. (Galatians 5: 13-15) Don’t think because you have asked Jesus Christ into your life that you have a free pass to continue in your sin. The Lord has scriptures all over the Bible that talk of luke-warm Christians. ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.’ (Revelation 3:16) “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.  “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. “So then, you will know them by their fruits.… (Matthew 7:18-20) We are the tree that is planted in Christ who grows good fruit and we will be known by our fruit.

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:16-21) For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:13-15) If you have not put to death your flesh and its desires you are not being led by the Spirit but are under the law. The Lord does not want us chained to the law but to be free as adopted sons to the King. Once you taste victory in Christ Jesus you will not want to live like a dead man but to live for Christ. Throw off the old man and live for Jesus Christ as a forgiven son of the Most High God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Galatians 5:22-26) This is what it looks like to walk in the Spirit: Love is patient, love is kind. (1Corinthians 13:4) Peace I leave with you (John14:27), forbearing one another (Colossians 3:13), showing kindness (2Samuel 2:6), full of goodness (Romans 15:14), true faith (3John 1:3), gentleness of tongue (Proverbs 15:4), and maintain your self-control (Acts 19:36).

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. (1John 1:8-10)

What are the wages of sin? For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

So, you see life without Jesus Christ is no life at all; it is death. But, if you ask for forgiveness in Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. (Ephesians 1:7)

“Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38)

Thank you Father that you love us enough to send your son to be our deposit on a payment so that we can live free of sin. Thank you Jesus Christ that with this free gift you have given me a way out of my sins and all I have to do is say “Father, forgive me.”

Father, I pray for your people who are called by your name that they will turn back to you and be forgiven. I pray that you will keep watch over us and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. (Acts 20:28) The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Let us lack no good thing in you. Provide your provisions each and every day Lord Jesus. Makes me lie down in green pastures, make me thirst and hungry for your word, make me have a relationship with my Father God so that you can lead me beside the quiet waters and restore my soul. Guide me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Guide me to church, guide me through the word, guide me to that right occupation, and guide me to a deeper knowledge of you. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Thank you, Lord through my relationship with you and the word, I am not alone you will never leave me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You prepare table in front of my unbelieving friends, family, and co-workers… You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23) In Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen.



True Hope

If you try to be made right with God through the law, your life with Christ is over – you have left God’s grace. (Galatians 5:4 NCV) When you tried to get to heaven on your own; by doing great works your life in Christ is over. God’s grace only works if He lives in you and works through you.

But we have the true hope that comes from being made right with God, and by the Spirit we wait eagerly for this hope. When we are in Christ Jesus, it is not important if we are circumcised or not. The important thing is faith – the kind of faith that works through love. (Galatians 5:5-6 NCV) We are saved through faith the Bible says this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. (Romans 3:22 NIV; Ephesians 2:8-9) A believer who walks with a living God shows the true nature of God as he or she shares faith with others and is obedient to the word. A believer has true repentance and a love for others through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. A believer has not conformed to this world but continues to be transformed by the living word. (Romans 12:2) A believer has picked up his cross and follows the steps of Christ. What concerns Christ concerns us and we look for ways to make a difference.

You were running a good race. Who stopped you from following the true way? This change did not come from the One who chose you. Be careful! “Just a little yeast makes the whole batch of dough rise.” But I trust in the Lord that you will not believe those different ideas. Whoever is confusing you with such ideas will be punished. (Galatians 5:7-10) A true believer searches the scriptures to make sure the preacher/teacher is teaching God’s truth not man’s knowledge. We are accountable to God so stop pointing the finger to others for your Salvation. Wakeup for the road that leads to life is narrow but the way to death is wide. (Matthew 7:13-14)

My brothers and sisters, God called you to be free, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do what pleases your sinful self. Serve each other with love. (Galatians 5:13 NCV) We are now free from sin the word says therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1 NIV) When we continue to sin we are living again in law and your life is over in Christ. The word says “remain in me and I will remain in you…Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me…apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers, such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” (John 14:4-6 NIV) When you repent and believe on Jesus Christ and surrender your will and ask Jesus Christ in your life. You are given power to remain in Christ and do His will in your life. When sin enters into a believer’s life they repent and asks for help to change. True repentance is a mark of a believer’s life who is a follower of Jesus Christ.

So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want. Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do just what you please. (Galatians 5:16-17) The spiritual war within each believer has to do with the whole person; and if they will die to self each day and live in the Spirit they will have life but if you allow the sinful nature reign in your life you will experience death. We have a battlefield raging in our heart for dominion for darkness or light. The Spirit inside us gives us the power to reign with God and follow God’s rules. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. (Romans 7:21 NIV) If we endure, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us. (2Timothy 2:12 NIV) This is why the gate is small and the road is narrow and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:14 NIV)

But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:18 NCV) The Spirit is life in and through Jesus Christ. Why would we choose law and death? Control…we want control of our life…we want what we want and when we want it; because we live in a materialistic society that through television, internet, radio, and the written word of mass media that we deserve it. But, the written word of God is specific that we are to put off the old self of sexual unfaithful, not being pure, taking part in sexual sins, worshipping gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, feeling envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like these. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God’s kingdom. (Galatians 5:19-21)

When you are guided through the Holy Spirit you will develop or grow into the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their own sinful selves. They have given up their old selfish feelings and the evil things they wanted to do. We get our new life from the Spirit, so we should follow the Spirit. We must not be proud or make trouble with each other or be jealous of each other. (Galatians 5:22-25) So, let us be overcomers who step up and out so others will see Jesus in us and want to know more.

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12:11 NIV) Believers’ overcame Satan because Jesus Christ blood shred on the cross gave us freedom to live a life of power against the prince of darkness. Jesus Christ blood gives us boldness to speak out and serve Him. Be overcomers! “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Jesus Christ has already overcome the world for us. On the cross He said “It is finished.” (John 19:30) He did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves. We couldn’t continue in our sinful bodies to abide by a law that couldn’t be kept. So, God devised a plan that would change everything and bring us eternal life. “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) God devised a plan because He loved us. God’s love brought His One and Only Son born of a virgin to earth to be a sacrifice. Jesus Christ love for His Father brought Him before a cross of wood; carrying our sins Jesus stained the wood red. The blood of His sacrifice covers over all our wrongs as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12) Christ carried His cross now we need to carry our cross so that others may see and be saved.

Do you have a stain of red on your heart that proclaims that Jesus Christ is Lord or do you still live in your sinful self? God’s plan includes you and if this day you are hearing Jesus calling your name; repent of your sins and believe that Jesus Christ was born a virgin birth, die a victorious death, and was resurrected to the right hand of the Father in heaven. Surrender your control and ask Jesus Christ into your heart. This day the heavens will open up and the angels will sing “Hallelujah” for you was lost and now you are found.

Thank you, Lord that you sent your Holy Spirit to convict our hearts to turn away from the old self and receive the new self. Thank you, Lord for the provision of the cross that brought freedom from my old self into a new life of promises.

I pray for my readers who struggle with their old selves. Help them to be overcomers who draw their strength from the Holy Spirit. I pray they will daily give their day to you. Guide their steps that will continue in the way they should go. Protect their eyes and ears from others who want to destroy Christ. I pray for a protected hedge around about them from outside forces. In Jesus Christ name; Amen.


Jesus/Yeshua – Prophecies Fulfilled Part 1


Jesus/Yeshua – Prophecies Fulfilled Part 1
Although this message is for EVERYONE, it is especially for the “Children of Israel” that have not accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah. This will definitely be more than one blog post (actually 5) in order to give it the special attention needed. Yeshua fulfilled over 300 prophecies by the time He left this earth. I cannot list them all, but will give 15 prophecies from the Old Testament and then I will give the New Testament fulfillments. I made reference to this in a previous blog, but as a refresher:
The Old Testament in the Bible was written before Jesus was born. Its writings were completed in 450 BC. Written hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth, it contains over 300 prophecies Jesus fulfilled through His life, death and resurrection.
Mathematically, the odds of anyone fulfilling this amount of prophecy are staggering.
1 person fulfilling 8 prophecies: 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000; 1 person fulfilling 48 prophecies 1 in 10 to the 157th power; and 1 person fulfilling all 300+ only could be Jesus!
I do not know the odds of 15, but it’s definitely greater than 8. Only God knew beforehand all that would be accomplished and all that was written about the Christ. This makes the Bible more reliable than any other book or record.
The New Testament was written after the death of Jesus Christ. Archeologists have found thousands of manuscripts of this, and some are dated less than 100 years after the original letters were written. The Bible is superior by far than any other of the ancient writings.
God gave us these prophecies to build our faith and lead the way to His Son. Jesus the Christ is the Lamb of God, slain before the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) My hope is you will know without doubt that His death and resurrection are the sacrifice for our sins; and with His death He takes away not only our sins, but the sins of all the world. (1John 2:2) He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless spotless Lamb of God. God chose Him for this purpose long before the world began, but now these final days, He was sent to the earth for ALL to see. And He did this for you. (1 Peter 1:19-20)
Please note, all Bible passages in this message are abbreviated due to space, however, I encourage you to go the text to read the entire passages.
Micah 5:2 (8th century BC) – But you o Bethlehem Ephrathah are only a small village in Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past.
Fulfilled: Matthew 2:1-6 – Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod…..Herod called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked “Where did the prophets say the Messiah would be born?” In Bethlehem, they said.
Luke 2:4-5,7,15 – And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home……he took with him Mary who was obviously pregnant. She gave birth to her first child a son.
John 7:42 – For the Scriptures clearly state that the Messiah will be born of the royal line of David in Bethlehem, the village where King David was born.
So far, we have only covered one prophecy and its fulfillment. Please continue to the next part for further proofs.

Jesus – A Beginners Guide (Part 1)

Smiling Jesus

Jesus – A Beginners Guide (Part 1)
First, you may have seen the “Books for Dummies” and might think this is a guide like that. Let me just say that anyone who seeks Jesus is no dummy, and never will be. There are some who have never been introduced to Jesus, the Bible, Church and anything involved with them.
Starting at the beginning, when a person travels somewhere they’ve never been, it’s always a good idea to have a “guide”. A Christian’s guide is called the Bible. It has been around for over 2000 years, and is the same today as it was then. A good way to remember this is Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. This is God’s love letter to us and it has a total of 66 books within it; written by about 40 men inspired by the Holy Spirit who is part of the Trinity. (Father, Son and Holy Spirit.) The Bible has two sections; the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament contains 39 books, and provides history from earth’s creation to the birth of Jesus the Christ, and prophesies that show future events all the way to the end of this earth’s existence. The New Testament starts at the Birth of Jesus, and covers His life through His ministry (about 33 years), death, burial and resurrection. From there, the subjects covered are Christian living, history of the early Church, and events that are to come all the way to eternity.
There are people today who claim not to believe in Jesus, however there is an overwhelming amount of evidence He is real. Even Satan and his demons know Jesus exists – they just have a pride thing and don’t accept Him. They would like you to spend eternity with them in torment.
Before we get into the “how to be a part of Jesus”, some simple definitions need to be given.
a.) Church – this is not a building, but the PEOPLE who have accepted Jesus. When He talks about His Church, He doesn’t refer to any particular religion (see #c.) In Matthew 16:16-18, Jesus is talking to his disciples and Peter makes the statement that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus replied that on this “Rock” (Peter’s confession) He would build His Church – all who accept Him as their Savior. Remember the word ALL. When Jesus comes to take His Church home (Rapture) He will be taking people not buildings. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.)
b.) Christ – Not Jesus’ last name. Means “Anointed One” or “Messiah”. His coming was prophesied throughout the Old Testament. He was to be the Savior of everyone – Jew and Gentile. He did not appear majestically as they expected, and therefore was rejected by most of them.
c.) Religion – Surprise! Jesus does not really care for organized religion. His biggest conflicts were with the religious leaders of that time. He gave guidelines that His followers were to follow to be accepted by Him, yet the religious leaders fell back on tradition and ceremony that were man-made, not God-inspired. Titles such as Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox and so on do not impress Jesus. (see #d) It’s what’s in the heart that counts.
d.) Christian – Follower of Jesus. Acts 11:26 says His followers were known as Christians first at Antioch. ANYONE can become a Christian: Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Protestant, Catholic – EVERYONE can be accepted if they will accept the free gift God gives us through His Son. (Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13).
There is more to know about Jesus. Please continue to part 2 for concluding information that will change your life and eternal destiny. Thank You!

Jesus – A Beginners Guide (part 2)


Jesus – a Beginners Guide (Part 2)
Continuing with some definitions:
e.) Bible – the true and inspired word of God. There are many versions which follow the original texts and are great for use. The best one for you is one you can understand. The King James Version is written in 16th century English, and sometimes difficult to understand. The New King James is better, but still somewhat complicated. Modern versions are English Standard Version (ESV); New American Standard (NASB) and New International Version (NIV). For ease of reading in today’s language I would recommend for a beginner the ESV. Also, it should be a “study Bible” which has scripture on the top with explanation on the bottom. This is best if used daily.
f.) Hell – Also known as Sheol, hades and Lake of Fire. This is a place prepared for Satan and his demons, and unbelievers who do not accept Jesus. Anyone who goes there CHOOSES to do so.
g.) Heaven – dwelling place for God, Jesus and Holy Spirit (Trinity), Righteous Angels and ALL Saints that accept Jesus Gift Of Salvation.
h.) Salvation – Jesus died for EVERYONE’s sin. Through His grace, we get something we do not deserve and through God’s Mercy we don’t get what we do deserve. You cannot “earn” or “buy” this – it is given Freely to those who put their Faith and Trust in Jesus.
Some Basic Questions:
1.) Who Can Accept Jesus: Romans 3:23 says ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. However Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13 says ALL who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
2.) How do I accept Him: First, admit to yourself and God you are a sinner, and know you can’t save yourself. God Loves You! If you will ask Jesus to forgive your sins, He will do it. Tell Him you want Him to come into your life and rescue you from Hell. Again I refer you to Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13. You do not have to do this in a Church or confess to any person. Jesus is the only one who can save you. (John 14:6)
3.) What if I have committed the unforgivable sin: The only unforgivable sin is to die without accepting Jesus. No other sin you have done will disqualify you. You might say, “You don’t know what I’ve done!” Nope, but God does and will forgive you according to 1 John 1:8-10. If you say you can’t be forgiven, you’ll be the first person in ALL of history that this applies to. Romans 8:1 says there is No Condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
NOTE? Titus 1:2 and Hebrews 6:18 Assures us God does not lie!
4.) What if I accept God but not Jesus: Best Bible passage is 1 John 5:10-12. (paraphrased) All who accept the Son have the Father – All who do not accept the Son do not have the Father. This is the Unforgivable Sin!
5.) How about all the good things I’ve done: Ephesians 2:8-10 – We are saved by the Grace of God through faith, not by works.
You now have something to think about. Do you want to continue without Jesus and spend ALL eternity in torment? Or do you want to start your eternity RIGHT NOW by accepting Him. Your Choice!
Go back to question 2 and follow the steps. You might want to find a Bible Teaching Church for reinforcing fellowship. Main thing, get a BIBLE and read from it every day. A good starting place is the Gospel Of JOHN, and then Romans.
My Prayer for you is you will accept Him today. Tomorrow may be too late!

In my Father’s house

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. ²In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. ³And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. ⁴You know the way to the place where I am going. (John 14:1-4)

Do you ever wonder what heaven looks like? Could it be more wonderful then the place we already live on earth? The Lord says this place isn’t our home (John 14:2-3) and some authors say we are on a journey through this time until we meet Jesus in heaven. In places in the Bible heaven is describe as a spiritual realm (Ephesians 6:12) and Paul talks about a man who was caught up to a third heaven and he describes this heaven as paradise. (2Corinthians 12:2-4) When I think of paradise I think of a tropical island in the Pacific where I can soak in the sun and swim in sparkling blue waters. Heaven is one of peace with no struggle. That’s what I think of  when heaven is compared to paradise.

The Lord says “do not let your hearts be troubled” even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4) “trust in God; trust also in me (Jesus Christ). Let us not look at our circumstance but look to God and trust Him through the hard times of life because He is thinking of us and preparing a place for us in His home. He is the father who is waiting patiently for His Son or Daughter to come home so that He can put a ring on your finger, a robe on, place a kiss on your cheek and celebrate for “my son was lost and now he is found” (Luke 15:11-32). The Lord says in His word “I will come back and take you to be with me” this Father is planning a future with us; we should be ecstatic that we are so loved. We do not need to be discouraged but to look forward to the time that Jesus will come for us.

⁵Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” ⁶Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ⁷If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him. (John 14:5-7)

“I am the way” you can only go to the Father through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the truth and the life which gives us hope.

All we know of Jesus is not by sight as Thomas has but through the living words that testifies that He lived and died for us in the Bible. But, also because He formed us still in our mother’s womb (Psalm 22:9, 71:6; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 8:28-30) giving us the DNA that shouts to our every cell that Jesus Christ is our Lord… we our drawn to Him with our every fiber of our being…and as much as we want to run away from God He brings us back as He woos us to His side… we can’t get away because He is our home. The Lord says in His word if two or three are gather in my name the Lord is in our midst (Matthew 18:20)…We have seen the Father in each of our brothers and sisters in the Lord because we reflect God’s glory.

⁸Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” ⁹Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? ᶦ⁰Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work. ᶦᶦBelieve me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” (John 14:8-11)

Philip didn’t know that Jesus Christ resembled His Father and now we should resembled our Father Jesus Christ. So when you are out in the world, the world should see us as different as resembling our Father Jesus Christ. When they see you they should see Jesus Christ.

“The words I say to you are not my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work.” Jesus words were not His own because God was speaking through Him. Just as I now write to you the Spirit is speaking through my writing out to you. The Lord is teaching me through the word and the Holy Spirit is giving me the words to write to you. It astounds me that my talent was never writing but storytelling and here I am and the Spirit is flowing through me out to you. Wow! It blows my mind. If we can do this we can do anything that the Lord calls us to do. So what is stopping us?

The Lord couldn’t do the miracles on His own He needed His Father. The Lord says in His word that His Father was doing His work through Jesus Christ because Jesus Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus Christ. Therefore, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. ᶦ³And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. ᶦ⁴You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:12-14)

The word says “anyone who has faith in me”. I was talking to someone about sickness and I told them that whatever my eyes itches I give it to the Lord “by your stripes I am healed”. I believe that He will heal me. This person said “but He doesn’t heal you all the time.” I said “yes, I believe all the time because ever instances in the Bible when someone asked for healing the Lord healed them. The Lord didn’t say come back tomorrow or I will think about it. No, the Lord healed ever sickness throughout scripture and “anyone who has faith in me” will be healed, too. Be persistent and give it to the Lord. Be like the woman before the judge who was persistent in getting what she wanted. The unjust judge says “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:6-8) “Ask me in my name” the Lord says and “I will do it” but we have such little faith to believe that we can. Jesus Christ healed everyone who came to Him and during the Apostles’ times they also did awesome miracles in Jesus Christ name. But we think ‘that was then’ and ‘this is now’ but the word says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

“If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever ⎯  ᶦ⁷the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. (John 14:15-17)

‘If’ you love me, you ‘will’ obey. The word is ‘if’ you love me. In your sinful nature (Romans 8:5-8) you cannot desire the things of God for your minds are set on what that nature desires but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of the sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

Jesus says in His word that He will ask the Father for another Counselor the Spirit of truth for us ‘if’ you love me, you will obey what I command. ‘If’ we love Him and obey His commands we will get ‘another’ Counselor which means the Holy Spirit and He will come and live in us. So, now I have Jesus Christ living in me and also the Holy Spirit. Wait, the Father is in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ lives in me since I ask Him into my life after I repented and believe on Jesus Christ…so if Jesus Christ is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is in me that means the Father is in me too. Right…now we also have the Holy Spirit in me too. WOW! So that means if Jesus did these awesome miracles with His Father and the Apostles also did amazing miracles shouldn’t we be doing awesome-amazing miracles, too? We have some unbelievable power living inside us to do mighty things for Christ. But, why aren’t we?

The problem is that the world can’t except the Holy Spirit and each and every one of us have a bit of the world in us ‘if’ we haven’t let go of the old sinful nature. (Colossians 3) So, miracles to some will never happen because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. ᶦ⁹Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. ²⁰On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. ²ᶦWhoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by the Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” (John 14:18-21)

Our Father prepares a place for us in paradise and we need to trust in His judgments for us. We need to believe He will be back soon for us because He says in His word “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14: 18) Jesus will come to us and guide us to this place He prepared for us. We are to look for that moment and keep our light burning (Matthew 25:1-13) and not be caught without oil and the door closes.

“On that day you will (we will) realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” The Holy Spirit is like a fire, river and a breath; we will know He is in us. Thank you Lord for sending the Holy Spirit.

Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not the world?” ²³Jesus replied, “If, anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. ²⁴He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. (John 14:22-24)

The Lord doesn’t come to the world because the world does not understand or know the Father. Only the ones who truly love the Father can come to the Father and the Father will make a home inside them. “He who does not love me will not obey my teaching.” Again the Lord says these words are not my words but my Father who sent me.

“All this I have spoken while still with you. ²⁶But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:25-26)

As you read the word the Holy Spirit will remind you of God’s truths and will convict, help, comfort, strengthen, interceder, teacher, and guide us through the struggles of this life so that we will continue to love and obey the teachings of the word. The word will witness to your Spirit and you will get one revelation after another through the Lord. We in our self are nothing but with Christ we are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:37)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27) It is part of the world to be troubled and afraid but ‘if’ you belong to Christ you are at peace and trusting in the Lord.

“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. ²⁹I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. ³⁰I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, ³ᶦbut the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.” (John 14:28-31)

“Be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” I do not know about you but when my Father was alive you heeded his advice because when I was little my mother would say “waits, till your father comes home.” Did that send fear into you? It worked every time with me. My father was like John Wayne meets a farmer and he was my idol and I can see why Jesus says “be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” Jesus’s Father is like the Mafia meets Mother Teresa and  that should say “my Father is greater than I.”

The Prince of darkness is in the world now and the Lord says “He has no hold on me.” If Jesus lives in me and I am in Him then Satan has no hold on me. If the Lord says “but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.” Then, we the believers who are called to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) to the world should step up and show the world that we love the Father and we will do exactly what the Father commands us to do.

But, ‘if’ you are trap in a sin that keeps you from loving and obeying God’s word the Father welcomes you to come in and repent and believe. For the Father turns no one away from the truth that He sent His one and only Son to become a sacrifice to us all. The word says “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) So, ‘if’ you believe that Jesus Christ was born a human, died on a cross made of human hands for the sins of all the world and then was raised after the third day from the dead to live at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us…come now and surrender your will because the Father is wooing you…repent and believe…ask Jesus Christ into your life…now, trust that Jesus Christ is preparing a place for you…in my Father’s house are many rooms…patiently wait with us for the coming King.

Thank you Jesus, for thinking of me and speaking to me in your word. Thank you, for your calm assurance that you will not make me an orphan but that I am a daughter of a King. Thank you, Father for sending your Son to be my hero through nothing that I had done but everything that He has done. Thank you.

Dear Lord Jesus I pray for my readers so that they may know you more. Make them lie down in green pastures so that you can lead them along the quiet waters, restore their souls. Make them read their Bibles and may they thirst and hunger for the word…lead them to fellowship with others and create in them a clean heart and renew a right spirit in them…guide them in the path of righteousness for your name’s sake…guide them into all truth in letting go of the old nature of sin and put on the new nature of love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, patience, faithfulness, and self-control. So that, even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we will not fear any evil for you O Lord are with us. Your rod and staff shall comfort us…Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit shall be our comforter and even though there is a table prepare before our enemies. You anoint our heads with oil; our cup overflows with your goodness and mercy and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23) Thank you Lord that you do battle for us so that we can stand our ground before the evil one. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:13-17) In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen.



The Attitude Of The Christian

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4).

The Bible is more than a story-book or a compilation of historical events. It is the revelation of God and His Kingdom. Every time you study your Bible and read about the lives of those who walked with God, you’ll become aware of another dimension of His awesome personality. This revelation helps you cultivate the right attitude to life.

The story of the three Hebrew boys in the third chapter of the book of Daniel is one of the most inspiring stories in the Bible. The government of the day promulgated a decree that everybody must bow to a golden idol set up by the king. But Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow because they believed in the only true God. King Nebuchadnezzar became enraged and ordered them to be killed in a burning furnace, but these guys were unperturbed. The king was infuriated by their defiance, but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego didn’t cry or beg for their lives; they weren’t afraid. They said, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not worried about what will happen to us. If we are thrown into the flaming furnace, our God is able to deliver us; and he will deliver us out of your hand, Your Majesty. But if he doesn’t, please understand, sir, that even then we will never under any circumstance serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have created” (Daniel 3:16-18 TLB). Glory to God!

They didn’t talk like victims. Their situation didn’t alter their trust in the unfailing power of Almighty God to deliver. The young men in the face of adversity epitomized what the Christian attitude should be.

There is an attitude for living that every Christian should cultivate, and that’s the attitude of a victor.

You can never be disadvantaged. If God is for you who can be against you? How big is your God? How well do you know him? Our God is a big and faithful God, lover of your soul! Oh and so much more! Study, don’t just read, but study the bible, trust in His word, have strong and unwavering faith, and you will surely come back with a testimony!

Always remember that: irrespective of the circumstance, you can never be disadvantaged. Refuse to be disadvantaged.

F U RT H E R   S TUDY : P SALM 91:4-7


Be Inspired To Serve

“… Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant”. (Matthew 20:26-27).

The responsibility of service is the key to greatness!

The opening scripture underscores this truth; the word “minister” is from the Greek word “diakonos” and it means a servant, or an attendant, one who serves or runs errands for others.

As Christians, we’ve been called to service; both of God and of mankind. God is mindful and concerned about people more than anything else. So, when you’re concerned about serving people through your work, the Lord will be mindful of your success and prosperity; He’ll cause everything you do to prosper.

The Bible says there’s profit in all labour (Proverbs 14:23).

Therefore, it doesn’t matter the job or business you do, when your goal is to render quality service, your greatness will be inevitable.

But greed has stopped many from being service-conscious as they should. Don’t let the desire to have be your driving force in life.

Greed is the undue ambition for gain and inordinate desire to amass wealth for oneself.

Refuse to yield yourself to it, don’t let it rule your life, trade, business or profession; rather, become motivated by the joy of service.

Be inspired by the importance and relevance of your job or business towards the betterment of society.

Make yourself needed, relevant and indispensable to your generation by choosing to serve, for that is the pathway to greatness.

Be inspired to serve


Carry The Right Presence 

“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” (Colossians 3:10).

As God’s people, we’re engaged in a duty of presentation.

Paul said in Colossians 1:28, “…that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” You are the product of God’s perfect sacrifice and how you present yourself to the world matters.

Jesus is no longer on the cross with a disfigured face. So recognize that since you’re saved, you carry the presence of a glorified, victorious Jesus, not the presence of frustration and sadness.

Unfortunately, some Christians love to carry a long face. They could carry it on for weeks, enjoying the attention of friends who keep inquiring from them if everything is alright. It amazes me how anyone could go on for prolonged periods with a sad face day after day, week after week, looking normal only occasionally.

The truth about a consistently long face or gloomy countenance is that it quenches the spirit (1Thessalonians 5:19).

Heaviness is a spirit and you have to command it out of your life and your home!

That look that carries the presence of sadness cannot release joy, happiness, meekness and calmness; that’s why it has to leave you.

The presence you carry around you speaks louder than what you wear; it tells the condition of your spirit.

The life of a believer ought to be exciting, not ordered by the dictates of this life but by the Word.

The recreated man is victorious; he is peculiar, more than a conqueror, and he walks with zest and issues forth life.

His lips are a spring of life that refreshes the hearts of those who hear him.

His face lights up the place, his countenance creates an atmosphere of joy and peace; and people are not uncomfortable or unhappy or wondering what has gone wrong when they are around him.

Understand that this is the environment where the Holy Spirit functions effectively.

So make that extra effort to brighten your face and always see yourself the way God sees you.

F U RT H E R  S T U DY : P R O V E R B S 15:13


Integrity Of Heart

“…if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness…Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever….” (1 Kings 9:4-5).

God spoke to Solomon as he was building the temple. He promised to establish his kingdom over Israel forever and all Solomon needed do was to walk before God as David, his father did (1 Kings 9:4).

How did David walk?

He walked in integrity of heart! David was a man of his words. He walked with God with a perfect and upright heart, and also fulfilled every vow he made.

Integrity is not in your dressing or physical gait, it is bringing out the glory of God that’s in you; that is, in your human spirit.


It is by upholding God’s Word; living out the Word in your heart!

Job is another man who walked in integrity of heart toward God. He trusted God and refused to speak ill in spite of the calamity that befell him. He was the richest man in his region, but he lost all his wealth and his children in one day. Nevertheless, he said, “My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me” (Job 27:4-5).

Some put their trust in horses and some in princes but those that put their trust in the living God shall never be put to shame.

Don’t ever put your trust or confidence in man, rather put your confidence in God.

He’s the only one that can build up your life and move you to another realm, a higher level.

Wake up every morning confident of His love for you and walk with Him in the integrity of heart.

F U RT H E R S T U DY : P S A L M 26:1; P R O V E R B S 20:7



“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house” (Matthew 5:14-15).

The impact of light in our world can’t be over-emphasized. If you’ve ever travelled in an airplane I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean. I’ve often travelled by air and I’m always intrigued at the view I get from an airplane, particularly when it’s about to land in the night. When you look out of the window before the airplane commences its descent, you won’t be able to see anything because everywhere is dark. But as it descends, you’ll begin to see flickers of light, in spite of the fact that you’re still thousands of feet from the ground.

Many times, you’ll be able to distinguish between the headlight of cars and those of different houses. Being able to see and differentiate the light of cars moving and those of different homes, right from up in the clouds is simply amazing.

This means, just one light can make a whole world of difference in a dark world.

No wonder the Lord Jesus said we’re like the city that’s set upon a hill which can’t be hidden.

In other words, a child of God can’t be hidden as his light is shining ever so brightly.

The Bible says, “And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising” (Isaiah 60:3).

Put differently, the unbelievers and kings, people of remarkable influence, dignitaries will come to you because the glory of God is shining through you.

Many of them are already peeping through their windows to look at you as you pass by; they recognize that you’re the light of the world.

So light up your world!



Be Conscious Of Your Identity

“…Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Romans 8:9).

As Christians, we have the Spirit of Christ. It’s so important for us to be conscious of that reality.

The word ‘Christian’ means Christ-like; in other words, we’re like Christ.

We’re to live, love, talk and conduct all our affairs in life like Him.

Some Christians know how to be nice only when they’re in church. The real question is, who are you when you’re out of church? When at home, in the office, school, market-place and on the street, do you suddenly forget your identity as a Christian and begin to act and talk like the rest of the world?

Your Christianity must not be restricted to the Church building. You’ve been called to make a difference; God has placed you as an example and a shining light in this world, never forget that.

When you open your mouth to speak, people should experience the love of God through your words. Your words should minister grace to the hearers always, for you have the Spirit of Christ.

Some people are quick to blow their top and become easily infuriated when others offend them, but when you’re conscious of your identity as a Christian, you would learn to subdue your anger always.

You would learn to love and appreciate others even when they hurt or mistreat you.

That’s the way of Christ; that’s the life of a Christian!

F U RT H E R   S T U DY : A C T S 11:26   ;      M AT T H E W 5:16

Asking The Right Questions- Does God Care

Does God Care About Our Problems?

Watching the 2011-2012 NFL season, there was one player who spiked major debate. People everywhere were focused on Tim Tebow. If you don’t know who he is by now, he’s the Denver Quarterback famous for praying and praising God on and off the field. For a Christian like myself, I was so inspired to watch someone “famous” live out their faith without compromise. I loved that he was a player who my nephews looked up to. But not everyone felt the same way. The better Tebow did, the more questions, and frankly outrage, arose. People wanted to know if God really cared about football. Didn’t He have better things to do? Did God play favorites? I can’t tell you how many articles I came across with authors posing these questions and putting in their two cents. Now that the season is over, America has settled down a little on the Tebow-mania, but these questions still remain, and not just about Tim Tebow. People want to know if God really cares about them, personally, and why bad things are happening and no one is fixing them.

Does God Care About Me?

I read a great book once by Sonia E. Isaacs called “Angry Conversations with God.” In the book she offers up some really raw insights about her relationship with God. Something that has stuck with me, even a year after reading the book, was a line where she also wondered if God cared about her, despite there being other, bigger, important things to worry about.  I think the way she put it was that she had “middle-class white girl problems”…but she was a middle-class white girl. Her problems were relevant to her life. God has formed each one of us individually and He knows everything about us. It says in Psalm 139:13 that God knit us together. If there are any knitters out there, you know how much attention you have to pay to each stitch. That’s how much God pays attention to us, how invested He is in us. So to say that you are just a middle-class white girl, or that you are just a guy who throws a ball for a living, is not saying enough about yourself. You are God’s creation, His beloved. He cares about you and your problems, even the “silly” ones. So the question is not “Does God care about me?” because that is a resounding “YES!” The question is “Do I care about God?”

Do I Care About God?

Sometimes we can look at our problems and think “God, how could You let this happen?” But God isn’t to blame. He is holy and blameless. We are to blame. If you stop and think about it, when was the last time you did something, anything, for someone else? Sometimes, we get so caught up in what God “isn’t” doing, that we don’t realize that we are the ones who are doing nothing. We forget that we are all called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28) to bring light into the darkness. Maybe you can’t cure AIDS, but you can donate to organizations that are helping educate people on how to stop the epidemic from spreading. Maybe you aren’t in the financial position to donate to a cause, but you can start a fundraising page to raise awareness in your community. When we think of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, we often think of it as formulaic, but if that were true, God would have just used a “cookie-cutter” to form each of us. We all have a specific purpose in fulfilling God’s purpose. He loved you enough to do His part, do you love Him enough to do yours?