Monday, July 21, 2014

When a man's ways please GOD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. ~ (Proverbs 16:7)

God can cause your unrepentant enemies to bend their rules for you.  They will be at peace with you, and begin to work in your favor.  

Pharaoh's daughter had compassion on Moses when she found him in the river.  She knew he was a male Hebrew child who should have been killed by the orders of the king, but saw to it that he was cared for (Exodus 2:5-10). That was the Lord's doing. Moses, whom He had chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt was raised in Pharaoh’s place as a Prince of Egypt.  His divine plan prevailed as Israel’s deliverer was loved, groomed, and cared for in the enemy’s den. 

Reflection
There is nothing we can do to please an infinitely holy God, if we are yet to completely surrender to Jesus Christ, His Son. Neither our good works nor our impeccable character can please Him in our unsaved state.  The Bible says they are like filthy rags before Him (Isaiah 64:6).  Jesus alone makes us righteous, for He is our righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30).  Our ways give God the Father great pleasure when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, and commit to a lifestyle of holiness.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

To the pure, GOD shows Himself pure; but to the crooked, He shows Himself shrewd. ~ (Psalm 18:26)

God shows Himself pure to those who are pure in thoughts, motives, and conduct.  He is hostile to those who are not straightforward in their dealings. All human beings are born with a natural tendency to sin because of the sin of Adam (Romans 5:12).  Not one person is absolved from the consequences of Adam’s sin. We all committed sins at some point in our lives because of the impurity of our hearts, and fell short of God’s glory (1 John 1:8-9, Romans 3:23-24). 

A new heart is required to be pure in thoughts, motives, and conduct, and it is given only when one surrenders to Jesus Christ.  No one has the strength of their own to be pure in their sinful unsaved state.  We are cleansed of all sins and become new creatures when we surrender to Him (2 Corinthians 5:17).  It is not as complicated as you thought to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today.  

Ask Jesus into your life!  

Friday, July 11, 2014

GOD gives power to get wealth. ~ (Deuteronomy 8:18)

Wealth is good if it is not the center of one's life, and is put to good use.  God puts wealth in the hands of certain individuals for two main reasons:  to propagate the Gospel, and to offer generous help to those who are in need (particularly those who are poor) ~ 1 Timothy 6:17-19.  

If you are connected to Jesus Christ, true wealth will be yours if you desire it, live according to God's plan for your life, and your mind is set on Heavenly things.  God is the source of true wealth, and it is He who gives us the strength, vigor, wisdom, and knowledge to acquire it.  Without His breath in us and His sustenance, how can true wealth be acquired?

It is important to note also, that we are accountable for all the resources God has blessed us with.  Make a vow to Him to use all He has given you for His glory, and He will prosper your ways.  Be ready to work hard as He opens doors of opportunities for you.  He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich (Proverbs 10:4).

Reflection
Not all wealth is from God.  Some acquire wealth through unscrupulous means. Ill-gotten wealth has no lasting value, and is bound to lead a person to the path of destruction (Proverbs 10:2).

All good and perfect gifts come from God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son (James 1:17, 1 Corinthians 8:6), and it is by Him that they are maintained (Colossians 1:17).  These blessings make you rich without painful toil, but you cannot receive them without accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Make a decision to surrender all to Him today.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

GOD's plans cannot be thwarted. ~ (Job 42:2)

God has a glorious plan for the life of each of His children (Jeremiah 29:11), and nothing can stand against it.  You were not created by mistake. Whatever God's plan is for your life shall be accomplished. Sometimes we pray amiss and our prayers remain unanswered because what we are asking God is contrary to His will for us.  He wants only the best for those who love and trust Him. 

Reflection
If you love and trust God, you will love His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, whom He sent to die for your sins. You will accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour, to reign over your life. All blessings come from God the Father through His Son (1 Corinthians 8:6), and it is by Him that they are sustained (Colossians 1:17). 


Monday, June 30, 2014

JESUS CHRIST is the Holy One of GOD the Father. ~ (Mark 1:24)

The Confession of the Demon

The evil spirit that possessed the man in the synagogue recognized the holiness of Jesus Christ, and addressed Him as the 'Holy One of God'.  Such acknowledgement coming from a demon speaks volumes.  The words are true, but spoken out of fear. It is no wonder then that it vanished when Jesus rebuked it.  

The only place satan can reside and fully operate, is in a spiritually-filthy environment.  We can be holy if we surrender all to the 'Holy One of God' and give Him full control of our lives.  Satan hates holiness with a passion.  He cannot reside in our bodies, souls, or spirit if we are holy.

Reflection
Holiness is the key to truly enjoying the presence of God in our lives.  The Bible says without holiness, we cannot see God (Hebrews 12:14).  Come to Jesus Christ today; come! He is waiting to have you in His arms. 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Abba, Father! ~ (Romans 8:15)

Abba, is an intimate Name for our Heavenly Father.  It means 'Father'.

When you become a child of God by reason of your salvation, everything about you becomes His: your life, body, time, children, possessions, achievements, etc. It is good to know that you no longer need to worry about them, for they are absolutely in His control and under His watchful eyes, unless of course you refuse to let Him have full control.  Be reminded of this sovereign characteristic of God when you feel unduly burdened with the cares of the world.

If you are yet to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, you are a beloved creature of God, just like every other creature, but not His child.  To be a child of God is a great blessing.  We are adopted into His family through our relationship with Jesus Christ (John 1:12).  In Jesus, we become children of God the Father, through faith (Galatians 3:26).