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.