Jesus Christ was condemned for your sake.
It is one of the horrible incidents anybody could ever experience in life. But Jesus Christ endured it so that you can have victory when you go through it in life. He was a righteous man who endured condemnation to death on the cross (1 Peter 3:18). He had all the power and authority to stop injustice being done to him but he didn’t react nor did he respond to any of it. Instead, he submitted himself willingly to abuse, insults, hurt, pain, rejection, and condemnation from people.
You will be surprised to know that the same people who praised him with shouts of Hosanna deserted him and mocked him on the cross. He didn’t do it all in vain however, he did it for a reason. He did it for you and me so that we also can have victory in many areas of our lives where we might experience condemnation. This should give you solace when feeling condemned, rejected and hurt by people. This realisation helped me a while back when I was condemned, rejected and eventually thrown out of a community. Continue reading “7 Biblical Declarations For You When Feeling Condemned by People”
God will not tempt you but He will definitely test your faith in Him and your obedience to His commandments and statutes. Everybody who is born of water and the blood will go through tests at some point in their lives. Even the righteous gets tested! It’s God’s way of pruning and preparing His children for greater things ahead (1 Peter 1:7).
The movie titled Last holiday which starred Queen Latifah as Georgia Byrd touched on the tests of our faith briefly. She was a woman who was prompted to change the course of her life upon hearing of her diagnoses with a terminal illness. This introverted saleswoman Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) reflected on what she realized had been an overly cautious life. So Georgia withdrew her life savings and jetted off to Europe where she lived like a millionaire. Upbeat and passionate, Georgia charmed everybody she met, including renowned Chef Didier (Gérard Depardieu). The only one missing from her new life was her longtime crush Sean Matthews (LL Cool J). Continue reading “3 Ways God Will Test You in Life.”
Every now and again I hear someone say to another person, can I pick your brains on something? and off they go to reason together, to share ideas that are beneficial to each other. Isn’t it interesting that we sometimes depend on other people’s ideas and opinions about something?
The marketing experts know how best to convince us to buy those products and we trust them because we know that they are the experts, they have the full knowledge of the products, they have possibly carried out their tests, surveys and analysis on this product and so we trust them to give us the best of what’s on offer. Continue reading “Have the Mind of Christ”
We tend to be friends with certain people in life. We gravitate towards those we think we can trust, those we share common ideas and ideals of life, those we are alike in nature and those we like to get on with. And then we stay away from those with whom we have nothing in common, we neglect those we see as lower than us in social class or status, and we cast aside those who we think we cannot gain anything from them. What we look out for, what we see and think in choosing the people in our lives have been warped with selfishness and wrong motives. We are failing to see and embrace a vital lesson in the life of Jesus who was intentional in his choice of disciples. We are failed to see vital lessons from biblical narratives of relationships and friendships. So, who are the unusual types of friends and acquaintances we need in our lives who will be instrumental to us fulfilling our God-given assignments on earth? Continue reading “4 Types of Unusual Relationships You Need in Your Life.”
Feeling hopeless? There is hope in the God of all creations. He called forth light and darkness disappeared. He parted the sea and dry ground appeared. He called forth all plants out of the grounds and He made all kinds of animals from the depths of the seas. There is nothing impossible for him to do. He is the same God yesterday, today and forever. He delivered slaves out of captivity. He gives the wanderer a home and settles the lonely in a family. Continue reading “8 Days of Declaring Hope In God In a Hopeless Situation.”
Maybe you already know that God loves you. Perhaps you’ve heard it preached from the pulpit several times, you may have heard it spoken of by different people at different times also. I am moved somehow by God’s love for humanity through the death of Christ and I have accepted it by default that God loves me. I know it was because of God’s love that I am able to become a new person in Christ by faith. Why then do I need to declare God’s love over myself? You may have wondered about this question as well is probably your thoughts too, right? You may have heard about God’s love but do you really believe it? Do you believe that everything happens in your life purely out of God’s love for you? Continue reading “10 Days of Speaking God’s Love Over Yourself with Biblical Declarations”
Can I ask you a question? When is the last time you really thought about the people in your life and you thought to pray God’s blessings over them or prayed for their well-being? This is something I was personally guilty of until a strong impression was laid upon my heart to start praying God’s blessings over the lives of the people in my life. It’s not just praying for your immediate family members or those who are close to you but praying for everybody on your mobile phone and on your email contact list, including those you don’t have direct contact with, those you don’t get along with, those you barely know and those you are probably just in business together. Continue reading “February Prayer and Declarations Challenge”
God wants you to pray over your relationships; family, work, social, church and community relationships. You may not have considered praying God’s blessings over your relationships before but you will be doing God’s will and yourself a great favour when you pray for every body in your contact list and everybody you are connected with in life (Ephesians 6:18). Continue reading “14 Days of Praying God’s Blessings Over Your Relationships”
It is sometimes easier to trust a man who you can see more than trusting the God whom you cannot see. If anything goes wrong with the man you see, you can hold him accountable. But with God, holding him accountable for your demise would be futile. Who do you want to call to the table of judgement than the same God who is the judge of all? But God is trustworthy. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never let you down when everybody deserts you. When nobody can see the logic reasoning behind those difficult moments, God is there holding your hands up telling you that all shall be well. Continue reading “Trust God Completely Biblical Declarations”
Trust in God with all your heart and He will direct your path. Trust that He is working everything out in your favour and you will reap your reward. Trust his presence is in your life, He will never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in his ability, He is able to bring your dreams and desires to pass. Have you ever seen a child who does not trust his parents or a horserider who does not trust the horse he is riding? Hardly does this ever happen! Mutual trust usually exists between both parties. The child completely trusts his parents with unwavering faith and a horse does not allow a human to mount him unless he has gained the trust of the rider. Continue reading “Trust In God Biblical Declarations”