Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

November 6, 2009

Fearless

Fearless by Max Lucado is inspirational. He not only shows that everyone has fears but shows us the source of our fears and how to handle them. By using scriptures Max Lucado helps us to see fear for what it really is and to how replace it with faith

Our little fears as we call them are more dangerous than we think, fear has a way of holding us in its grip and holding us back because it has a way of bringing doubts in our imaginations and minds which is the battle field. Our imagination is the first thing we are going to have to bring under control if we are going to conquer our fears. If we do not deal with our fears we will be ruled by them. We are where we are today because of our fears.

This book brings encouragement and it helps you to deal with your fears. Max Lucado puts fear into perspective and shows us in a practical way what our life can be like without fear. Its time to put fear out of our lives so that we can fulfill purpose and destiny.
I highly recommend Fearless to everyone

November 2, 2009

Incorruptible seed

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
(1 Peter 1:23)


The Word of God is more than just a collection of divinely-inspired promises. It's a living force that literally carries within it the power to make those promises become a reality in your life.

The Word of God is a seed that, once planted by faith in a human heart, will produce more blessings than you can imagine! It's spiritual seed that has the supernatural power within it to produce the harvest of a lifetime.

When you read the word you are not just reading, you are planting seeds,seeds of victory for every area of my life. Get excited about the word and start planting it today.


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October 27, 2009

We Wrestle Not

Our Daily Devotional:

We Wrestle Not

Ephesians 6:12 KJV: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

What we wrestle against, as Paul writes, are principalities, powers, "the rulers of the darkness of this world," and "spiritual wickedness in high places." Or do we? That is, do we wrestle? Do we struggle against the things of this world that oppose God? Do we fight to be holy, to "throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles?" Do we wrestle against that which is ungodly, or threatens to bring ungodliness into our lives, the lives of others, or into the church? We are told in Hebrews, "In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood" (4:12). How far are we willing to go to rid ourselves of the things that cause us and others to stumble? Do we find we often selfishly give into our whims and wants from day to day? Or do we wrestle?

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October 8, 2009

Abundant Rain

Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV: Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

There are a great many things we hope to grow into, or hope to grow up to be, or hope to keep growing toward. We are like the plants that seek the dew and showers. Blessed are those who seek to remain in Christ as a branch connected to the Vine. We will certainly be filled and we will grow and will prosper. As we grow, a wonderful thing happens. We become less concerned about looking inward. We become less occupied with our own personal spiritual development and we begin to concern ourselves with the needs of others. Our hearts turn toward being ministers of God´s grace, stewards of His word, ready in season and out of season to give an account of the hope we have in Him. We look around at those who need and we pray that through us, a little rain might fall-the kind of rain that nurtures spiritual growth in others. Consider for a moment, the prosperity of life when your heart becomes like Christ´s, being outward focused, and ready to be poured out into the lives of others. That is the measure of true prosperity.

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September 17, 2009

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Filling Out The Application

Our Daily Devotional:

Filling Out The Application

James 1:22 NIV: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Application of God´s Word to our lives is our ultimate goal of personal Bible study, so that through His Word, we might be transformed by His truths. Depending upon where you are in your spiritual walk, application can take on many different shapes. Sometimes, application is like a salve applied daily until an irritation is cleared up. Sometimes, it is like setting a broken bone-quickly done-then clothed with a protective covering while healing takes place. Sometimes, it is a bandage covering something not terribly severe, but in need of protection from dirt and infection. Whatever the case, God´s Word (like so many healing aids), won´t work for us unless we apply it. God knows your heart and what you need and He has just what you need to move forward in your walk with Him. If you are not sure how to apply His Word, just ask God, and try asking a Christian friend to help. Many others have been down the path you are on, and would be more than willing to help any who are themselves willing to be helped.

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June 9, 2009

Seek Ye First

Seek Ye First

Matthew 6:33 NIV: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

For what, or whom, do we build our homes? For what, or whom, do we live our lives? As we make our way through this world, what is it that we seek? Imagine being able to say, "I build my home for God´s kingdom," or, "I live my life for God´s righteousness." If that were your motto, what do you imagine your life would look like? Christ promises that those who seek first His kingdom and His righteousness need not worry, because they will also have the things they need. But what is it that we seek? Do we seek to sustain ourselves, accumulate things, or provide ourselves our daily bread? Do we seek houses, careers, pensions, or retirement? Imagine saying, "A man´s gotta eat," or, "God helps those who help themselves." If that were your motto, what do you imagine your life would look like? Look around. Those who live such a life are all around-perhaps closer than you think.

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May 20, 2009

A Good Knight

A Good Knight

Colossians 3:23-24 NIV: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Perhaps you´ve heard the legends of good knights; men of valor who lived by a code; ready to give their lives for king and country. They are portrayed as men of integrity, honor, and pursuers of truth and justice. We might wonder these days if such people really ever existed. For in our world today, such qualities are scarce and such noble character uncared for as the code of so many is to care first and foremost for one--themselves. But, in truth, there is a most noble King who is Christ, and there is a need for many to swear allegiance to Him--to uphold His code, His truth, and His justice--to be a people of integrity who would die for King and His Kingdom. In every country, in every city, in every workplace and school; in every community and every church, there is a need for those who will take up the Sword of Truth, no longer living to satisfy themselves, but living in service and sacrifice to the King. In every time and every place, there is still the need for a good knight.

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May 4, 2009

A Time to Mourn

Our Daily Devotional:

A Time to Mourn

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 KJV: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

We do not like pain, or confrontation. We avoid difficult times, and situations. Most Christians, just like non-Christians, seek to make each day as carefree, comfortable, and pleasing as possible. The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us, "...there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." There is a time to laugh, and to dance, and to love. There is a time to enjoy, and with that we are content. But is there also a time to mourn, or be solemn, or fight against ungodliness in the world and within our own lives? Is there a time to face pain so that God can use it to better us; or to allow confrontation for the resolution God would bring? Throughout scripture, it is clear that there is a need to mourn over sin and what it has done; and to weep for a godless world. May it be that each of us seeks God in every season--that we will weep when it is time to weep, and mourn when it is time to mourn, and fast and pray for the salvation of a people living in darkness.

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April 30, 2009

Open Our Eyes

Our Daily Devotional:

Open Our Eyes

2 Kings 6:17 NIV: And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant´s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

I once saw a man talking with a woman, and another man came and stood between the two and began talking to the woman. This infuriated the first man who was now looking at the back of the second man´s head. The worse part was that the second man seemed completely oblivious to his actions-and it was not the first time. It´s easy to take people for granted, or treat them as though they do not exist. We may not even mean to. But for some reason or another, we, in some fashion, turn our backs to them-paying them no attention-seeing only what we want to. Consider how easy it is to disregard the devil. We know how easy it is to pay no heed to those we can see, how much easier those we cannot? Scripture tells us that, "Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Pt.5:8). While, with God, we do not need to fear our enemy, we should be ever so careful never to turn our back on him. He is real, and the destruction he brings surrounds us. May God give us eyes to see what we must, and wisdom to act on it.

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April 15, 2009

The Master´s Return

The Master´s Return

Luke 12:38 NIV: It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night.

Time ticks on. The end is nearer. We mark our days by usual occurrences, and frequently give little thought to the fact that today could be our last day on this earth. So focused are we on the events of today, that the certainty of our Lord´s return often escapes our attention. And while we must continue each day to work and live and continue on; we must also keep watch, for we do not know when the Master will return. His return is imminent. His return is certain. We must make no mistake. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus told his disciples to watch and pray so that they would not fall into temptation. This is the charge to us as well-to watch and pray so that we do not fall to temptation-so that we will be watching steadfastly for the Masters return.

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April 2, 2009

Get Inspired

Our Daily Devotional:

Get Inspired

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NAS: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

I have heard well intentioned people express to me, through a tone of regret, that they just cannot get themselves to sit and read the Bible, or that it´s too difficult for them to understand. But I have never heard a Christian tell me that he or she spends enough time reading and studying the Word of God. So the question is: How do we get inspired to spend time in God´s Word? I´m not sure I know the best answer to that. Perhaps it is one of those things that once you begin to feel the effect of it, you simply crave it more. Maybe that is oversimplifying it a bit. But one thing I know: there is an indescribable joy when God brings back to mind, scripture you have committed to heart. There is an excitement stirred when you hear someone quoting a scripture that has touched or changed your life. There are wonderful treasures that wait for us within the Words that the God of the universe desires to speak to us. And once we commit to open His Word like a treasure chest-it is then that His treasure will be revealed.

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March 24, 2009

Feeling less than Spiritual

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Feeling Less Than Spiritual

John 14:1-3 NIV: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father´s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

No, you are not the only one who has faced it. You know-a time when you feel, shall we say, less than spiritual. Just as many others, I too can say, "Been there�lived through that." Sometimes, that´s all you feel you´ve accomplished. Living through it, that is. And barely even that, perhaps. Maybe you wonder how it is possible to get through the tough times and feel more like a victorious Christian, than a beaten believer. The first thing you must do is put your eyes on Jesus. The second thing is to keep them there. In our "less than spiritual" times, it is tempting to believe the voice that tells you, you have failed-and tells you, you will only fail again. But that is not the voice of Jesus; and it is only His voice to which you should be paying close attention. Don´t let your heart be troubled, believe in Jesus. He has wonderful things in store for you. If it were not so...He would have told you.

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February 25, 2009

Selling Out

Our Daily Devotional:

Selling Out

Hebrews 12:16 NIV: See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

The momentary wants, passing pleasures, or even immediate needs of this life can at times easily cloud our thinking, and draw us to act in ways that are not truly in our own best interest. Esau, in his moment of need, considered his birthright a worthless thing. "Look, I am about to die," Esau told Jacob, "What good is the birthright to me?" As Christians, we have a birthright ourselves�an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven. It is truly a shame how many of us, for needs or wants, will consider our inheritance as nothing. We may not think of it that way. But when we knowingly sin in order to fulfill a selfish momentary want, or we decide our need outweighs God´s will and do not put our faith in Him, we sell out.

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February 22, 2009

Helping to Heal

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Helping To Heal

James 5:16 KJV: Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

What do you say to someone who is suffering in some way you cannot relate to? What do you tell someone who is terribly ill, or hurting? How do you help him or her through the bad times? There are times when encouraging someone to trust God, or quoting an applicable scripture doesn´t bring comfort at all. And familiar cliches are certainly out of the question. Sometimes it is best to say nothing at all, but simply to be there. Though we may with the right heart and for the right reasons, say all the right things, we cannot expect our words to become a miracle cure. Instead, it is often that our ministry to another will be more like bandages and ointments on a wound requiring attention as well as times of silent healing. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

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February 18, 2009

Redeem The Time

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Redeem the Time


Ephesians 5:15-16 NKJV: See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

I consider a great portion of my life with regret. When I think about the many hours I have spent indulging my flesh in unnecessary frivolity, I cannot help but be saddened. For when I consider the great many hours in which I could have been sitting at the Lord´s feet, learning from Him, instead of giving in to the momentary amusements for my mortal mind, I feel as though I have lost out on what is truly of worth. Perhaps you understand. Perhaps there is something that has occupied more of your time and attention than it should. For you know, as I, that it is easy to neglect the more important things of God, and it is easy to overlook and excuse our behavior. Yet there is so much to be gained if we would only surrender to be fully about our Father´s business--starting here and now. If we truly live life for Him today, redeeming the time, we will need not consider our yesterdays with regret any longer.

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I have made it

Greetings

Well I have made it. Its the end of my 40 days of fasting and praying for purpose. It was not my first time fasting so long but it was different this time with some major decisions having to be made. God is awesome even as I went through this time of consecration in the midst of repositioning.

No matter the road traveled one thing remains true, the Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Lord tells us in so many different ways all through out the Word that when we set our hands to the plow to seek Him that our labor is not in vain.
The Lord is always looking for an act of obedience on our part so He can move in and do what He wants

I want to thank all of you for your prayers and encouragement during this period of fasting.There have been some major changes in my life and as such I will not be blogging as much, but I will stop by from time to time. I want to encourage you all to continue to sow seeds of love and compassion.

Bless you all

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February 7, 2009

Prayer and Fasting for Purpose 3 - Brokenness

Well its the final leg of the journey, the last week of the fast and it has been a journey to remember. Here is what the Lord has been saying this past week.


Psalms 51:16-17 it says, “You do not desire sacrifice or I would give it. You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart- these O God, You will not despise.”

During a time of fasting, a lot of focus is given to the food or things we sacrifice during this time. While the sacrifices of food and the other things we give up during the fast are great, according to this passage of scripture, there is a greater sacrifice that God desires from us during these 40 days. That sacrifice is, “the sacrifice of a broken and contrite heart.” God wants brokenness from us. When was the last time you were so broken that all you could do is weep and cry in His presence?

Many cry out God use me, But the question is, “Are you willing to let this earthen vessel be broken Are you willing to crucify the flesh in order that you can come to a place where you are open to be molded and fashioned by the potter. In a broken state you are no longer dependent on you, instead you are dependent on God

As you decrease in self and allow God to increase in your life, he will hear and answer As you continue to cry out in repentance and brokenness, you will experience Gods presence and power in a fresh and new way, resulting in transformation in your life

January 25, 2009

Prayer and Fasting for Purpose 2

Hello my friends its the half way mark of our 40 days of prayer and fasting for purpose and God has begun to do some tremendous things in my life and the believers.I know for me, I feel closer to the Lord. My attitude is different. I am more conscious of my actions.

I have to admit that I have had some really good days and I have had some days where I just didn’t think I was going to make it. But God has truly been faithful to give me the strength to continue on.

As I stay committed for the promise, I know that the Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6) By staying committed to the commands and promises of God it begins to work in us as righteousness as unto God, thus the result... More of Him in our lives


If you have been discouraged, don’t be any longer. You are not alone. We are all in this together. We serve a God who says, “If I be for you WHO can be against you”. So with that said I am going to stay the course and finish my race. I am going to persevere and be faithful to stand through the test. I don’t want to miss out on the crown that the Lord has promised for me, my family and the generations yet to come.



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January 14, 2009

Be Transformed

Today I want to share with you a devotional I received in my email from The Daily Blessing Devotional. It is my hope that it will touch your life as it did mine.

Romans 12:2 - Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will.(NIV)

How many of you wore a school uniform to school? As young children we did not have to wear a school uniform however as a teenager at high-school it was a different story. Everybody was expected to purchase the correct clothes and shoes from the school uniform shop. When the start of the year came, you had better be wearing the correct clothes, or there would be trouble. You could be sent home to change clothes, or you would be put on detention, or both! Detention was where you had to spend your lunch time, or after school picking up rubbish and cleaning up around the school grounds. Not a fun way to spend your free time.

There were some days in the year though, where they would make a special exception. To raise money, every one would pay $1.00, and then you could wear your own clothes. This was always a very interesting experience. All year you were looking the same as everyone else. But on this day, which we called mufti day, everybody came in their own clothes. It was on these days you could really learn a lot about a person just by seeing how they dressed and how they expressed themselves. The school seemed to spring to life, and overall there was a sense of celebration and freedom in the air on these days.

If we look at today’s verse we read that we should no longer conform to the pattern of this world. We should no longer be a part of the world, and the spirit of the world.

What does this really mean?

It means you shouldn’t be wearing the same uniform or garments that those in the world wear. It’s quite easy to see what those are. Just take a look at Hollywood. Take a look at the news. People in the world are full of hatred. They are full of anger towards each other. Full of jealousy. Always fighting for position. Looking for fame and recognition to fill the needs deep within their hearts. Looking to each other for acceptance, yet so focused on self they know nothing of love.

Have you heard some of these expressions? Life is short, so party hard! No pain, No gain. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. In other words, you do me a favor, and I’ll do you one.

But you as a child of God don’t have to be bound by the spirit of the world. You see just as we had to pay for the school uniforms to wear to school, being a part of the world will cost you. It will cost you dearly.

Do you want to be recognized by the world? Do you want to make it in the business world? Or perhaps in the entertainment industry? What are you true heart motivations for the daily activities you carry out?

Is it to glorify the Lord Jesus? Is it to pour His love to those around you? Is it to serve those He brings you as an example of His love?
There’s only one way to know for sure!

You need to be transformed by renewing your mind. That means your thinking needs to be changed. That word renewing also means renovated. So it is kind of the same as having your house renovated. That means knocking down some walls and removing some things that are causing damage, like rotten wood. Putting some new structures in place, to make the house strong. Adding on new rooms, adding new lights, changing the colors of the walls.

The Holy Spirit will do the work within you. He is ready and waiting to bring transformation to your life, and to cause you to shine with His Light and His Glory! He has come to wash away the Spirit of the World within you, and cause you to walk in His Spirit.

Why not take a verse today and spend a few minutes meditating upon it? Say it aloud over and over. Emphasize some different words. See what pictures it brings to your mind. Allow His word to sink into your heart today, and begin a transformation.

Then as you become more and more like Jesus, your path will become clearer and more visible. You will no longer be walking around in a fog, or a mist, but you will have the light of His presence to shine upon your path, and you will find yourself walking in His joy, and fulfilling His plan and purposes in your life!

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January 10, 2009

You can have a fresh start

Its another year and nothing seems to have changed, all you are reminded of, are the failures, the loss and loneliness.
On the outside, it looks like you have it all together, but on the inside you are hurting, disappointed, like a shell, as a matter of fact you are wondering if you can go through another year of this.

You know it doesn't have to be that way, all of that can change if you want it to, you can start a new life. Maybe you have said to yourself, If I can have a fresh start, I would do things differently. That can be a reality because Jesus made it possible. He paid the price for all your failures, all of your sins.

That is the reason He was born so that you can have a fresh start. .I know you are probably saying, I don't know the terrible things you have done, It doesn't matter, Jesus paid the price for everyone of them.

So how do you make that fresh start, its really very simple. Romans 10:9 says that "if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
It's as easy as saying, "Jesus, I'm giving my life over to You. From this day forward I belong to you.." I have a fresh start, a new life in you.


Just let Jesus have control, hand the reigns over to him and give a shout of praise. You are having a fresh start but with him as commander.

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January 5, 2009

Prayer and Fasting for Purpose

It is the beginning of the year, a time for fasting. Our ministry begins 40 days of fasting today and as such I will be doing less blogging during that time I will post as the Lord leads.


The word fast comes from the Hebrew word Tsuwm which means to cover the mouth. Fasting simply put is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. Our mouth is the greatest tool to our destruction we posses. With it we destroy not only people but our own lives.

God has taken the very thing that was the cause of man's fall in the Garden of Eden and of man losing his power and dominion over it, and has turned it around so that by abstaining from eating (fasting) we can enter again into a new dimension.

When we can control the appetite we can control the flesh-king of our body. Fasting gives us a holy sense of true values. So as you go into your time of fasting watch how you begin to die to the fleshly desires that were becoming hindrances in your life and threatened to destroy you.


In Isaiah 58:8-9,11-12 There are a list of promises to those that fast according to the will of God. The Lord promises that all these results will follow if fasting is done in a way pleasing to Him


8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness [a] will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
"If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

11 The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.




Here is a list of ten specific promises for those who fast according to the will of God
Light
Health
Righteousness
Glory
Answered Prayer
Continual guidance
Satisfaction
Refreshing
Work that endures
Restoration

So don't just fast for the sake of fasting know what you are about there must be purpose in your fasting. God will reward you in fasting if you seek Him with the right motives and in a scriptural way.


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January 3, 2009

Are you bearing fruit or are you drying up?

The new year has begun and you have made many resolutions, but the truth of the matter is that many of them are already broken.You are still struggling physically, mentally,emotionally, financially and spiritually even though you say Jesus is Lord over your life. There seems to be no end to your struggles, things in your life seems to be drying up your love for Him seems to be waxing colds,there seems to be no fire in you. So what do you do when you find your self in such a state?

I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing . Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned (John 15:5-6 NLT).

Its time to get honest with yourself.In order to move forward you need to reflect back on your life to see if you have been doing what you were called to do. What have you done for Jesus over the last year, have you produced any lasting fruit? Have you been a fruit bearer or have you been unproductive? The enemy gets blamed for many things which often is because of our own negligence in our walk with the Lord. You may still have a dance and a shout, and are acting religious but on the inside you are like dead mens' bone, dried up. Its time for reflection and repentance.

Are you still fully connected to the vine? They are many branches that are not fully connected to the vine and eventually they wither and die spiritually over time because they are nor receiving life giving nutrients, nourishment that is vital in your walk with God. The question is are you still fully connected to this life giving source? If so is it fully or partially? What is your prayer life and your word life like.


Maybe you have been trying to live a good and honest life but the only way this can be achieved is by staying connected to Jesus - The Vine. The bible clearly states that if you remain connected to the vine, you are going to bear fruit, and you may ask anything and it will be granted to you. Even as you bear fruit He will prune you, cutting back what is not beneficial so that you can be strengthened in your faith and character in order that you may produce even more fruit. Apart from Jesus your efforts will not produce any lasting fruit, you will become unproductive.



So for 2009 I challenge you, when thinking about your circumstances, reflect back on where you have been and where you are now, and get with it. Abide in Him stay connected to the source and see Him work great things in and through your life.


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January 1, 2009

Blessings for the New Year

It is now 2009, and many people are anxious about what is in store for the future because of all that is going on in the world today. Many are worried about the economic crisis, change in weather patterns and so many different things. Some are experiencing troubles on all sides because they have no peace in their minds or hearts.

But God has already given us what we need to face whats ahead of us. Christ said, "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid." (John 14:27 NLT)


So, as we look forward to the year ahead, let us take Christ's free gift of peace with us. It will ensure that we are not anxious or afraid because of what we hear or see. We will know that God is with us and that everything is working together for your good.

May the Lord richly bless your New Year


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