Staying in faith can be quite a struggle for new Christians if care is not taken. Begum Bilquis Sheikh was a new convert from Islam to Christianity and in her book, I dared to call him father, she narrated her story of family exclusions, community condemnations, death threats and several attempts to dissuade her from her newfound faith in Christ. Her journey to becoming a fully fledged Christian was not at all that smooth. Yet she persisted in her faith and she followed Christ with all her heart, her mind and with all her might. Had she not been convinced of her call to Christ, she would have crumble under pressure and she would have lost her faith entirely. Continue reading “24 Bible Declarations to Help New Christians Stay in Faith”
Accepting and carrying out personal responsibilities can be quite daunting in the world that shifts blame on others. Thankfully, Christians don’t need to play the same game as the world does but we can renew our minds by tapping into the word of God as a source of help needed to work out own salvation and obey God with deep reverence and fear (Philippians 2:12). When you migrate from one country to another, you quickly learn about codes of conduct for that country and what your responsibilities are in order to be a good citizen. The same rule applies to the kingdom of God. Christians have personal responsibilities to accept and carry out for personal spiritual growth and for the advancement of the kingdom of God. Continue reading “Accept and Carry Out Your Christian Personal Responsibilities”
You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet. Psalms 8:5-6
Your royal highness, you are crowned with glory and majesty, you are empowered to rule and reign like His Royal Highness in the Heavens, the King of all Kings and the Lord of all Lords. Your dominion on earth is second to none, your authority and power over all other creations is a masterclass. May all the fish of the sea obey your call whenever you call upon them as they obeyed Jesus Christ, may the fowl of the air attend to your request promptly without delay, may every living thing moving upon the face of the earth heed your call as they heeded unto Noah. Continue reading “Declare Your Authority in Christ”
God blessed them:
“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Genesis 1:28.
You are too blessed to be stressed. You are blessed by God, the maker of the heavens and the earth. The owner of all things on earth and in the heavens has released his blessings upon you and you must prosper. Everything you need to prosper has been released to you by your creator. You have skills, gifts and abilities of a God to do exceedingly well on whatever you set your heart to do on the earth. God has blessed you with immeasurable blessings and he has also commanded you to put to practice his blessings upon your life. Continue reading “Declare God’s Blessings Over Your Life”
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them
reflecting our nature Genesis 1:26 (MSG).
You are made in the image of God, to be like God, to reign like God reflecting his nature, to be responsible for every other living being on the earth, to speak goodness into existence, to bring creativity alive, to give life where death lies, to ring the truth where lies have become the second nature. You are made in the image of God to reflect his nature, to bring order into a chaotic world, to cast light upon a shadow and be the light in the darkness. You are created to make good and lovely things out of nothingness, to be creative and be imaginative, and you have been empowered to do all of these and more, by the same God who made you. Continue reading “Declare Your New Identity In God”
“Behold, I am making all things new”. Revelation 21:5
Today is a new day. This is a new start. Today is a new day to forget the past and look forward to what lies ahead (Philippians 3:13). Start afresh. Old things have passed away, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). This is a year of joy. This a year of accomplishment. This is a year of greatness. This is a year of success. This is a year of peace. This is a year of hope. This is a year filled with a brighter future. Continue reading “Declare All Things New”
Most people often see the start of a New Year as a fresh start. We write new goals, new vision, missions and objectives for the new beginning. And we hope for the best to accomplish tangible things in the year. Congratulations! You made it into the New Year alive. Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness in your life. Shout it out from your lungs and let the whole world know the Lord is good and his mercies endures forever.
Many people wish they would see and make it to the new year but they did not make it. You made it into the new year not because of your doing; you made it into the year not because of your good deeds nor for your good look, you made it because the Lord God is gracious to you. He showers you with his mercies, he sustains and helps you in all your doings. What could have swallowed you up in the year 2016 only served as a conduit to a new you? Today you are alive, you are still standing and you can hope for a better tomorrow. Continue reading “Thank God for New Beginnings!”
His word says that Jesus is the bright and morning star. His star drew people to him at an early age. His star brought him the most expensive and covetous gifts like a baby. His star spread the good news of the arrival of the saviour on earth as an infant. His star guided the three wise men to his birthplace. His star informed king Herod of the most powerful king on earth. His star is powerful. Continue reading “Be The Star In the World”
How can this be? How can you bring a baby into the world when the father has deserted you? How can you forgive those who hurt you when the memory grips you with pain every time you remember? How can you focus on new beginnings when you lack the strength to move forward from past experiences. Continue reading “Go and Do The Impossible.”