Showing posts from March, 2013

Walking in God’s Confidence

Several times as children of God we are buffeted by the storms of life that we wonder if God can really hear us. The pain gets so devastating that we consider throwing in the towel at the slightest provocation at this point. Some of us declare that this was not what they expected or sign for, thus, they look for every way to bail out.   Friend, there will always be storms whether you are in Christ or not. The difference and consolation we have is that in Christ, He is with us all the way.   He promised in His word that He would never leave nor forsake us. The Bible clearly tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12) but against wicked spirits in high places. They inhabit certain situations to torment us but if we fail to understand and see that God had promised not to leave nor forsake us, there is the tendency to become a victim. Are you buffeted by debts, your promotion withheld, you have done everything but cannot find a decent and befitting job? Do

Chase ME!

“Jesus…You mean more than this world to me. I wouldn't trade You for silver nor gold. I wouldn't trade You for riches untold. You mean more than this world to me.” This is part of a song we sing in worship of Jesus Christ. But how true are these words to us as we sing them? Does your heart truly pant for Him regardless of what is around you? Every where Jesus Christ went the crowds gathered to hear Him speak. They heard how He healed the sick, delivered those afflicted with demons and how He preached in a manner that was unlike the Scribes and the Pharisees. This Jesus was indeed worth seeing, thus they gathered to Him from all works of life, from every nook and cranny of Palestine with their sick in tow. If we were to compare what was happening then to our time, we would declare that Jesus was a very charismatic speaker that had power to attract large audiences everywhere He went. We would either assume or conclude that He was courting the crowds so they could keep coming ba

No Where To Go – Mercy Awaits!

     Severally we find ourselves in situations that seem to spiral out of our control no matter what we do. I can imagine the frustration in the heart of the widow when she came crying to Elisha in 2Kgs 4:1; she had lost her husband that feared the Lord and now, the creditors were coming to take her children from her. She had nowhere else to go but to turn to the Lord. If we look at the story critically, we will realize that she was not asking for help but came to lay her grievances at the feet of the man of God but actually indirectly accusing God of abandoning His servant that had served Him faithfully. She said “ Your servant, my husband has died. You know that your servant feared the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.” This was not a cry for help but an accusation against God and His prophet by a widow that was at a loss as to what to do. She was lashing out at Whom she thought should have helped her.      This position is always the posi

God Pleaser

If you should do an evaluation of your life would you honestly say you have put in your best in every endeavor of your life? Or you only try to put in your best because of the number of people watching or depending on you? The desire in you to put in more is not borne out of a desire to please God but to please the people around you; if this is the description of your life, then it is time to change that description. This manner of lifestyle may give you points with men but ultimately, your true identity as a man pleaser or a hypocrite will come to the fore. Unfortunately, the world celebrates such people and even coin names for them as socially out going people.   As a child of God, if we walk in this manner, our service to God and relationships with each other will be filled with lies and hypocrisy. Maybe you have seen this in your life or that of a loved one in Christ; no matter the effort put in to change, you just find yourself slipping back into the mire. But what does the B