Showing posts from April, 2018

Resetting The Settings Of The Old Mind

       “I am sorry” was always the refrain of Franklin with his wife of many years. Since he came to the Lord a few years ago he realized that he uttered those words more often than any set of words in a day. In fact a day does not go by without his saying them to God or someone. Unfortunately, his wife, a wonderful child of God had started growing impatient with him on account of those words. Instead of her usual reply of “okay darling” she now says “that is what you keep saying”! You may feel like Franklin, in all sincerity you are truly sorry but you find yourself offending again and again on the same issue. You have prayed, fasted and even set rules for yourself but you find yourself stumbling in following the Lord Jesus Christ. Friend, no matter how well intentioned we may be, if our minds are not reset to be like that of Christ’s we will find ourselves doing things we never originally set out to do. That is why we must renew, recalibrate and reset our minds by allowing the seed

Stumbling Is Not A Fruit Of The Spirit

       Someone asked in a Bible Study group if it was possible, as a child of God to walk on this earth without stumbling. Without hesitation, almost all in the room chorused, ‘It is not possible’! It’s as if they have been taught that stumbling is a virtue! According to many of them, ‘that is why Christ came. He didn’t come for the perfect but the imperfect’! That statement is true, but then it begs the question: ‘Did He come to save mankind in order for them to continue in their fallen state?’ By the Scriptures we know sin wreaks violence while righteousness produces a life of peace. The Bible clearly showed us this mission in Jesus in producing righteousness in man: “Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1: 78-79). Of a truth, if we stumble, the Lord is faithful to catch and restore us if we call out to Him for help. Beloved, if