Monday, 26 December 2011

The Great Commission

Trust you had a good Christmas day. Mine was really good; my husband & I had the privilege of hosting my mum, dad and brothers. During the preparation, I was a bit tired but at the end of the day, it was worth all the effort. It is an opportunity to be able to be a blessing and have your family around. I’ve been blessed with wonderful parents and siblings and I am always so grateful to God. We had fun and I am already looking forward to the next one by God’s grace. Anyway, the hosting continues today as we host my husband’s cousins.

I came across the passage below today ; it’s good for us to be reminded of what Jesus asked us to do as Christians. As we enter a new year, I pray that you will fulfil this mandate by God’s grace.

Matthew 28:18-19

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” NIV

Shalom and have a good Boxing Day.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

He cares for you.....

Since last week, this phrase has been coming to me, 'Cast your cares upon the Lord for He cares for you'.  I will encourage you to trust in the Lord even when situations looks impossible because with God all things are possible.  I leave you with Zechariah 4:6-7 NLT.

This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel; It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel's way; it will flatten out before him.


Wednesday, 30 March 2011

God's plan for your children is wholeness

I will encourage you to pray more for your children particularly that they will enter God’s plan for their lives and for God’s grace to abound in their lives. We know that His plans are perfect because He knows the thoughts and the plans He has for their lives, they are great plans, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and hope.(Jeremiah 29:11).

I believe we need to pray more for them so that the grace of God will abound in their lives to be who God has called them to be and to walk in His ways. As the grace of God abounds in their lives, it will bring salvation to them, it will teach them to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in their generation.  I leave you with this passage in Titus 2:11 -12

‘For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world. (Amplified


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Do you want to run and not be tired?

Hi All,

I hope you've had a good weekend? This weekend has been a bit busy for me and it went by really fast. If you want to run and not be weary, you have to wait on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord means staying in His presence and meditating on His word. We have to wait on Him to walk in His grace. Going forward is all about relying on the Lord and not our effort. Grace will only abound in our lives as we wait upon Him for those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles and walk and not faint.  I leave you with Isaiah 40:28-31 (Amplified Bible)

"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted. But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired".

Have a fantastic week in His presence.


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Not by your might or effort

Happy New Year! It's great to be in 2011, it's the beginning of a new year and a new decade. As you enter this decade, make up your mind not to rely only on your effort to get things done. The greatest hindrance to God working in your life is self effort. I am not saying that you will do anything or work but I am encouraging you to rely more on God. In Zechariah chapter 4: 6-7, we read of what God is saying to us in this new decade. It is not my might or power; it's not by your effort but by His Spirit and grace that you will accomplish the task.

I've been praying for myself that God's grace will abound in my life this new year and decade. Sometimes, we rely so much on our connections, efforts, education and other things. As much as those things are good, we need to now rely more on God. Psalm 127:1 says that unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’. We have to rely more of God this year to see the harvest that is ready. We can only do this by yielding to the Holy Spirit. He is our Helper and He is got the power to transform lives. If you are in the business of transforming lives, you can't afford not to walk in the Spirit or follow His will. I leave you with these words in Colossians 1:9:

"For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [[a]special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the [b]full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [[c]in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things". Amplified

By the way, the earlier you accept God's plan for your life, the better it will be for you and those around you.  Pray that God's plan will be established in the life of your associates as well because their disobedience can affect you.