Are You Eagerly Waiting for Jesus?

Waiting at airportHe will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28, NLT)

We live in societies where it is becoming difficult to distinguish between the good and the bad. It is easy for people to lie, cheat, insult, steal, commit sexual immorality, gossip in the 21 first century and not feel bad at all. People justify the wrong things they do with scriptures. I remember what an accounting lecturer told us in class that “There are 99 ways to hell but 1 way to Heaven”. Jesus put it this way “wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.” (Matthew 7:13, AMP).

People can continue justifying their wrong doings but the truth is wrong is wrong even when everyone is doing it, and right is right even when nobody is doing it. One thing such people forget is that LIFE is a gift of trust. One day The Owner will come and each person will held accountable for what he/she does with his/her life.

God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. (Ecclesiastes 12:14 NLT)

Jesus is coming at an hour you least expected. The scriptures say He is coming like a thief at night therefore keep watching so that He does not come to meet you unprepared. Its quite surprising that the focus of the church is shifting to how to live prosperous in a world that is reserved for fire. Less or no emphasis is placed on our readiness for the second coming of Jesus Christ but what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? 

Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” (Luke 12:39-40, NLT)

When you are eagerly waiting for christ, it means that you are very excited and interest (feeling strong and impatient desire) to remain in a state in which you expect or hope that Jesus Christ second coming will happen soon. In effect, you must be ready like a traveller (with his luggage) at the airport who is waiting for announcement to board his flight. Do not comform yourself to the customs of this world; others may sin but you cannot, others may gossip but you cannot, others may cheat but you cannot, others may lay for themselves treasures on this world but you cannot.

Friend Heaven is your home and Jesus is preparing your room for you. Do you not think that it will be disappointing that after He has prepared a place for you, he comes to see you unprepared? Let us therefore strip off everything that will prevent us from spending eternity with Jesus. JESUS IS COMING SOON.

Are you eagerly waiting for Him? If your answer is No or Maybe, then Repent from anything that is holding you back. Say this prayer

Lord Jesus, please forgive me for every wrong thing that i have committed. Jesus, You are the Son of God, and I believe that God raised you from the dead. Thank you for saving me today and giving me Grace to wait for your second coming. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

God bless you!

Say No to the Past

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. (Philippians 3:13, NLT)

So often, we focus on what we have done; our past successes, challenges, mistakes, relationships, etc. The past is good because you are where you are today because of the way you programmed yourself in the past. Although your past has a connection to the future, you don’t have to focus on the past. The past retards growth. When you rely on your past achievements, they prevent you from moving forward. Yesterday’s achievements belong to history. Holding onto the past mistakes, sins, hurts, relationships, memories, etc consumes the strength you could have used to plan for the future.

Your past is an enemy that can prevent you from moving forward. Be encouraged today to Say NO to the PAST.

Have you created comfort zone beyond which you don’t want to take any risk?

Apostle Paul said that “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:14, NLT). Paul was determined to move beyond boundaries to reach the end of the race where he would be rewarded. He forgot about his past achievements and challenges and was focused on what was ahead. You do not have to stay at a point, always refreshing yourself with past memories.Press on because your best days are ahead of you.

Have you considered why you take a step forward when you have a destination to reach despite the fact that you stumble or fall? This should be an encouragement that no matter what happens in your life, you have to move forward because your best days (or destination) are ahead of you.

Friend prepare yourself for something better because nothing you have done in the past can be compared to what God has prepared for your future. Spend time getting materials that will make you prepare you for the future. Do not waste time repairing what went wrong in your past. Repairing wastes time and energy, and it pulls you from moving forward. Whatever happened in the past belongs to the past. You cannot do anything about it. The most important thing is to pray and ask God for His divine guidance, which would enable you make appropriate decisions toward the future.

Think about this for a moment; Great men we see today don’t stop at their first success or breakthrough. They always push forward. Even software has an update which erases its past. How much more you, a child of the Most High?

Can we do these little exercises?

If someone hurt you in the past, forgive and let it go. Go to that brother or sister and live together again.

If something went wrong in your life, stop blaming yourself. Whatever it is that happened did happen. Nothing can be done to restore that. Just PUSH FORWARD.

If you caused someone pains, or destroyed something that was so dear to him/her, it is time to live again. Let the guilt go. The Bible says Resist the devil and he will flee. Resist whatever had held you for years, and it will flee.

If a friend left you, quit worrying and sobbing about that. Today is a new day. God has aligned right people in your future.

If you won a golden cup yesterday, do not let it dominate your life because your best is yet to come.

Anytime thoughts about the past life come to worry or destroy your happiness, tune in to something new. Let me tell you what you should think about; “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable” (Philippians 4:8).

IT IS WELL

Thought for the Day: April 24, 2015

20130215-173932.jpgNothing can be done about what happened yesterday. However, you can make plans today in order to have a better tomorrow. If someone did you wrong, let it go. If you made a mistake, don’t dwell on it. What matters most in life is what you do with “today” because you have no control over yesterday and tomorrow.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!” (Psalm 118:24-25, ESV)

Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 2:3 NLT)

Susan Boyle couldn’t win Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 but what she did surprise the world. She was 47 years and unemployed when she went to audition for Britain’s Got Talent. According to her, she had a dream of becoming a professional singer but she hadn’t had the opportunity to make that dream come to pass. So at 47, she finally decided to move beyond her limitations. In short, her dream came to pass and the world applauded for her outstanding performance.

The scripture says that “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:3 KJV). Everybody has dreams and aspirations but God has set time for everything we need. We want to do this or that but God’s timing is different from ours. In other words, things may not always happen the way we want them to be. The vision you have is for appointed time. Someone once asked me that “why did Jesus wait for thirty years before he began His ministry? Don’t you think Jesus could have done more if He had started before thirty?”
I told that person there is a set time for everything under the sun. And all we have got to do is to wait patiently and keep on trusting God for what He has promised to do. It pays to wait patiently than to give up.

those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” (Isaiah 40:31 AMP)

Friend don’t give up on your dreams. When you are tempted to give up, look up to God for strength. Keep on moving forward and trust that God will work things out for your good. When the time is up, nothing can stop you. Susan didn’t give up. And her dream came to pass at 47. Be encouraged that God has set time for your vision: though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come, it will not delay.

God bless You