There are so many trouble in this world. Jesus said it; “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33). In this year 2020 alone, there have been so many shocking news in the headlines yet we’ve only been through two months in the year 2020!
We have been shocked by the deaths of lifestyle celebrities like Kobe Bryant and Caroline Flack who were quite young and in the prime of their lives. Brexit is still happening and we are in a battle with the widespread Corona virus disease. Who knew there was anything like this that could bring China to a standstill (and affect the global markets)?!
One thing is certain though. This is not a one sided battle. This battle affects all of us; both believers and non believers, old and young, male and female. Nobody is left out in this battle. Our afflictions may be unique to individuals but collectively we need to pray to God to save our souls and to deliver our world from these many trouble.
Continue reading “7 Prayers of Psalms for Troubled Times”
Have you ever felt imprisoned by life so much so that you tried everything but kept hitting a brick wall? I went through a time like this when my life was grounded to a halt. I felt trapped and unable to move forward. I was drowning in debt and it didn’t seem like I was going to ever come out of it. I lost my job and had no means of livelihood. For years I couldn’t work, travel, go on a holiday or go out with friends. My situation was worse than that of a wicked person. My life had been sapped out of me and all that mattered to me was to break free from it all.
When life stood still for me and all I could see was a dark tunnel without a glimpse of light, I kept praying through the Bible. That was a season when walls closed in on me and I couldn’t swim through the sea of life without talking to God about it. Although it seemed like my life was in total darkness and I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, God kept me safe. My life was not in total darkness and I sought for the light in prayers, Jesus came through for me.
Continue reading “3 Ways to Cope When Imprisoned by Life.”
My flesh may burn with desires.
My stomach may churn with hunger.
My throat may thirst for water.
My eyes may lust for the world.
Lord, let your word prevail in me.
My past will not dictate my future.
My present life is unfolding with God’s features.
My future is in alignment with God’s plans and purpose for me.
Only God’s word will prevail over me. Continue reading “Lord, Let Your Word Prevail In Me”
Nobody is above tests in life. We all must go through it.
In fact, you would have written different tests in school throughout your childhood and all the way through to the university level in your adolescent. There is always one test or the other to write in order to progress from one class to another and the end result usually amounts to some level of academics achievement.
Your Life is not dissimilar to your educational experience. It is in different stages and it comes with different tests. In order to progress from one stage to another, there are different tests to write and those you must pass them. This is just the way God created the human being life cycle.
These tests are usually in the form of trials and tribulations. They often come unexpectedly and if you are unaware of them and unprepared for them, they will catch you off guard and you may fail them. When you fail these tests in your life, you will remain in one life cycle not moving forward, not achieving anything, not finding fulfilment nor purpose until you pass your tests.
You need to pass your life tests in order to progress to your next level in life. Continue reading “3 Things In Life God Uses to Test You.”
Revival is the renewal of the mind and the transformation of lives in a society. It doesn’t just happen, it starts from individuals. It starts with having a mindset for a true change and being persistent in prayers for a touch from the Lord. That is what we have been praying for in my church and it has somehow extended to me personally.
In my quest for an intimate relationship with the Lord and sending regular prayers for a personal revival to heaven, I have noticed some events have taken place in my life and these I believe are critical to a Christian journey into personal transformation in Christ.
Continue reading “3 Critical Things to Expect on a Personal Revival Journey.”
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.”
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 crumbled under pressure and she would have lost her faith entirely. Continue reading “15 Days Biblical 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. God has released his blessings over you and you ought to receive them all into your life. You are blessed when you out and you are blessed when you come in. The maker of the heavens and the earth has released his blessings upon you and his blessings will manifest in your life if you believe it, receive it and begin to live in it.
Everything you need to prosper has been released to you by your creator. You have the skills, gifts and abilities from God to do exceedingly well in whatever you set your heart to do on 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”