Blessings for doing Good

favorSo let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. (Galatians 6:9, 10 NLT)

There is a reward for every good thing you do. When you put smile on your neighbour’s face, God rewards you. When you say No to sin, God rewards you. When you overcome temptation, God rewards you. When you overcome addiction, God rewards you. When you support the needy, God rewards you. When you do what is right in your society, God rewards you.

You have account in Heaven that God credits with every good thing you do. The returns on this investment could come in many forms: It could be long life, new ideas, new opportunities, healthy living, uncommon favour, better job, better spouse, and the best of all is internal life.

I can testify that I have been blessed beyond measure since I understood this principle. The Lord has been good to me and I believe that it is part of the returns on my investment in heaven. I don’t lack in life as God always send me help from His sanctuary. I am still striving to credit my account each blessed day by doing good with help of the Holy Spirit.

Be encouraged to continue doing good (as small as you can each day) in your little corner for God is watching, and He is rewarding you for every little thing you do to help your neighbour and yourself.

God bless you

 

Forgiveness

“Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him” (Luke 17:3-4, MSG)

cant forgivePeople find it hard to forgive those who deliberately sin against them. That person (your friend, brother, sister, mother, father, colleague at work, etc) knew it was wrong yet he/she did it. In the scripture, Peter came to Jesus one day and asked him a question about the number of times he should forgive those who sin against him? He thought up to seven times were enough but Jesus replied “No, not seven times but seventy times seven”

Jesus told Peter to forgive 490 times. In other words, Jesus told him to be ready to forgive each time his brother sin against him. In Luke 17:4, Jesus added“Even if that person wrong you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive”

Someone may ask “what if that person is conscious of what he/she is doing and keeps on repeating the same mistake every day, week, month, or year. Must I forgive him/her?” The answer is Yes.

Forgiving your brother’s mistake(s) must be something you do every day because human beings are people and they are going to hurt you in one way or the other.

Do you know that God doesn’t answer your prayer for forgiveness when you don’t forgive people who sin against you?

Jesus told his disciples in Mark 11:25 that “Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive you failings and shortcomings.”

Friend true love overlooks a person’s failings and shortcomings. God shows us this kind of love daily. The scripture says while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He bought us with his precious blood and the least, I believe, you can do to show your love for him is to look around you today, pick up your phone to call the person who hurt you or  sinned against you in the past. God will bless you as you choose to forgive all who have sin against you today. The Right Time is Now!

 

Message for the Last Quarter

20130113-071539.jpgHello Everyone,

We are gradually getting to the last quarter of the year. If you ask me about how I see this year, I would say that it has been a great year. The Lord has been good to me, my family, my friends, and you. We are strong and growing day by day both spiritually and physically.

God has this message for you as you prepare for the final quarter of the year. I trust it will bless you and give you hope to face the days ahead.

“I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” (Isaiah 46:3-4 NLT)

God has cared for you since you were born and as per His word, He isn’t going to leave you. I don’t know what lies ahead in October, November, and December but what I do know is that Jesus has taken the lead, making rough places smooth for us.

Thank God for what He has done for you in the past months and thank Him for what He is going to do in the coming months. It is well

Thought For The Day: September 21, 2014

Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12, NIV)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Encourage those who are afraid. Tell them, “Be strong, fear not, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4, TLB)

You Are Not Ordinary

lordismystrength_nivBehold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19, KJV)

No man in his natural ability can defeat Satan and his demons. Satan’s number one task is to turn your heart against God. He uses sickness, fear, disappointment, poverty, depression, temptation, among others to take your mind from the things of God. He wants you to doubt God’s power to supply your needs. He is smart and knows how to get to your weak point. He attacks you when you are weary and anxious. He was in the Garden of Eden, he tempted all the great prophets and apostles and our Lord Jesus Christ.  If experience is anything to go talk about, Satan is experienced in turning man’s heart against God.

Jesus, knowing that man can’t fight with his strength, gave us power to live in this world. In Luke 10:18, Jesus said “I beheld Satan as lighting fall from heaven.” That wasn’t good news for man as man became vulnerable to his attacks. The only remedy for us was Jesus Christ. Jesus came to destroy his works and to give us power to do what we couldn’t do on our own. So when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you received Power over all the abilities of the enemy.

You have power over sickness, poverty, fear, disappointment, discouragement, sin, temptation, broken-heart, etc. Surprisingly, some believers don’t know that they are equipped so when they see obstacles in front of them, they give up. Such people live as those without Jesus. As a result, when the world is crying because of economic hardship, they join them. When the world is terrified about outbreak of diseases, they are also terrified. When people are insecure, they feel the same. They don’t know that they are lights of the world. They haven’t realised the power that is at work in them. Its high time believers believed that God’s arm isn’t weak to save them, nor his ear deaf to hear them call. Our God is mighty to save.

Paul said in Romans 12:2 (NLT) that “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Friend let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. This should be your prayer each day because the enemy attacks your thoughts when he gets the chance. Know that you are not ordinary: You have been born of God, His Spirit lives you, His angels are protecting you, and you have supernatural power to do wonders in this world. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. “They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!” Deuteronomy 28:7.

If all of us will know and exercise the authority we have in Jesus Christ, then we can live best lives and reach out to save many.

I will close with this:

We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. (1 John 5:18, NLT)

 

You Are Untouchable

Last night I had a chat with a friend which I want to share with you because I believe that we could all learn from it.

Friend:  You woke up one morning to the sound of someone knocking on your door, you opened and saw your best friend crying and sweating profusely, you let him/her in, after petting him/her with hugs and he/her calms down, then you ask…what’s wrong, he/she reply sobbing I have Ebola. What will you do?

Me: I will pray in the Name of Jesus for his/her recovery.

Friend: And what about you?

Me: Ebola can’t touch me because I am covered by the blood of Jesus.  For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. (Psalms 91:3, 7, 11 NLT)

Friend: Amen and 10x.

Lesson:

I knew she wanted to make fun of me and probably see how I would react to Ebola, which has claimed over 2000 lives in West Africa. My responses to her questions encouraged her which made her call back to say thank you for the scripture. Ebola is real but the good news for us is that God has His hedge of protection around us. We are in Jesus Christ and His precious blood shield us from all forms of attacks. We, Christians, have been given power to pray for the sick and those who are oppressed by Satan and his demons. Our nature is immune to any form of sickness/disease. His word says in Psalm 91 that though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.” (Zechariah 2:8 NLT)

Friend you are God’s most precious possession so don’t be afraid of what is happening around the globe.  He is watching over you. You are untouchable.