I have had a few episodes of depression in my life and each time I go through those episodes I come out stronger mentally and spiritually with God on my side. One thing is certain when you fight depression with God, you come out from under that dark and heavy cloud of depression and you will find the peace from God that surpasses all understanding. You will have a new drive for life, a new drive for your faith and even a drive to help others. It is World mental health day and I am using this platform to encourage anybody out there who is suffering from depression.
When I was in the midst of some episodes of depression, Continue reading “Overcome Depression with God”
Choices, Choices, Choices!
In the world where we are bombarded with options right, left and centre, making the right choice isn’t always easy nor is it straightforward and neither is it something you just rush in to do. When you rush in to make a choice, you will most certainly rush out and you might live in regret for the rest of your life. However, to guarantee to make the right choice, a careful consideration and a constant consultation with the Lord on each option set before us is critically needed in every single day of one’s life. Continue reading “Make the Right Choice”
Criticism thrives in the world these days and though it is good when done constructively, it is very destructive when it crosses the line from the good side to the hypercritical judgemental side which does not promote Christ’s image in any way. This bas side condemns and judges people harshly, one thing Christ never did. It only sees its own perfectionism and tends to think it is above any mistakes. It complains all the time and constantly points out other people’s error without any consideration for the human feelings. It tears down instead of building up. It only drives people away from the God of love, peace, mercy and justice. It is not a good spirit to embrace or operate in it at all.
Unfortunately, it has slowly creeped into the Christendom and slowly becoming the norm in the community. Continue reading “Overcome The Hypercritical, Judgemental Spirit”
There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24(NLT)
Nobody is an island. Everybody lives in friendship. It is what makes the world go round and keeps us on our toes. We cannot live without friends. We are built to have them. There are those who build up and there are friends who pull down. But true friends stick closer to you than a brother and these are what we all must seek. They don’t come easy. They are rare and are specially bred. They are made with a tough skin to accommodate your mistakes and are loyal at heart to withstand storms in your life come what may. They stick with you as you grow in life and they stand by you as you go through life. True friends urge you on, help you up, overlook your errors and they keep you going in life. Continue reading “Seek True Friendship”
Busy! Busy! Busy! Life can be so busy and we can be so enwrapped in the busy-ness of it to the extent that we forget to focus on God or on His word. Busyness has become the norm in our world and lukewarmness has set in in our faith. Have you tried to sit still for a few minutes to focus on Jesus without getting distracted lately? How many times have you focused on the Lord in this past 24hours without losing your peace? Apart from going to church on Sunday, how many times have you sat still to focus on the Lord or to meditate in his word? Can you see how staying busy has overtaken your world? Continue reading “Stay Focused!”
Knowing God’s plan for your life is one of the things that could liberate you forever. You will have a sense of direction, you worry less, you act more and you achieve more! Imagine waking up in the morning with a purposeful mindset knowing fully well that there is provision for everything you need to accomplish your tasks in the day. Imagine having everything you need in the day all set out before you. How to navigate through every twists and turns of the day are all laid out in the plan. What to do, what not to do, which road to take, which task to do first and more are all laid out for you. You would’nt have to lift a brow or break a sweat to work things out. How would that make you feel? Empowered? Fulfilled? Peaceful and Restful? That is exactly what God wants to achieve in your life when you seek his face for his plans for your life. Continue reading “Know God’s Plan”
There is none like you Lord, the Master Planner.
From the beginning of time when heaven was formed, the ocean was born and the earth was drawn.
You made a notion and lights were laid out in bountiful motion.
With great love, you stripped out the ocean and you filled the earth with your great affection.
You made the sky, you made a covering over the heavens and the earth you spread out over the sea.
The expanse of each that none can fathom. Continue reading “God, The Master Planner”
Heavenly Father you are forgiving,
You do not forsake nor do you cast away in our weaknesses,
You do not condemn in our lowliest state,
Neither do shun nor disown us, not in our darkest moment at the least,
You do not turn us over to the enemy
Neither do you make us a prey for the devils. Continue reading “The Forgiving God”
Those who come to God for the forgiveness of their sins must first believe that he is a God who forgives sin. He does not hold back from us because we have sinned against him rather he reaches out to his children with mercy and compassion in his heart. God is not petty and he does not keep scores with anybody. He is love and he does not keep records of wrongdoings. He searches much deeper within the hearts of men and he measures our motives more than our actions. He is compassionate and attentive to those seeking the forgiveness of their sins genuinely. He is full of mercy and he does not like the death of sinners. He is willing to forgive your sins and my sins for as long as we come to him with a genuine repentance in our heart. Continue reading “Seek Forgiveness from God”
Jesus said, “Let him who hath no sin cast the first stone”.
The ultimate goal in life is not to keep records of wrongdoings nor to pay back those who offend us with evil nor to hold on to our hurts for a long period but the goal in life is to be Christ-like; to not make a mountain out of a molehill, to let go and let God, to have a forgiving spirit, live in perpetual forgiveness and to forgive our offenders even before they offend us. This is exactly what Jesus meant when he said to forgive seventy times seven in a day; do not hold grudges against anybody, choose to forgive before anybody offends you, bear with others, put yourself in the other people’s shoes and be really patient with them especially when they get things wrong. Continue reading “Have a Heart of Forgiveness”