Friday, 30 January 2009

While you wait

There's a lot of waiting to do in this world we live in.

..At the banks, we have to wait,
..On the phone to your internet service provider you have to wait,
And when that stomach of your is growling like, guess what? you still have to wait for the food to cook.

Waiting is part of God's process. Surprisingly, waiting does not always have to be a bad thing.
God prepares you for the road ahead during your time of waiting.
You might need to develop patience for the new job he's giving you so you're still living with that irritating flat mate while waiting for a new appartment.(but honestly i would hate to be in that position.In case anyone reading this post is, well may God's grace be with you oooo)

While you wait, draw closer to God
While you wait, seek his face
While you wait, read the word
While you wait, renew your strength
While you wait, DON'T wait IN VAIN!

"But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength- Isaiah 40:31"

The Lord is good all the time!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Christianity: It's about others not you.

Taylor was walking out one night, strolling in the neighbourhood and enjoying the evening breeze when suddenly he heard a gunshot. His heart started racing, beads of sweat formed around his forehead and then he heard footsteps...closer, louder, faster.

The gang was closing in on him faster than he could run. Out of the dark, a fist came down heavy on his right cheek, then another on his stomach and finally one to his face. The last thing Taylor remember was darkness and then he fell to the ground.

The Vicar of New testament church woke up the next morning on his way to the church to teach that sermon on Being a Christian. On His way, he Left his cross pendant.

'I put it here' he thought to himself while searching under his pillow.It was as his was about to go out, he saw the little cross shining on the kitchen table. He was 20 minutes late and he hurried down the street. Few blocks away there appeared to be a log in the way. He moved closer to the object out of curiosity and soon discovered it was a body. He tapped the person and shook him a bit. He saw the person's chest move up and down so he could tell the person was still alive.
'I better be on my way before the person awakes and asks me for help' and with that he took off to church.

Mr Danladi lived two houses away form Taylor.The night before he had visited him but left when no one answered the door.On his way to work, he saw the body as he stood on his front step and ran towards it.
He saw the face and fear and compassion overtook him

"Taylor! Taylor, look at me" he screamed "open your eyes.God, help your child. They say you are merciful". He tried to bring Taylor to consciousness and then he called the police and ambulance.

In the waiting room, Mr Danladi was pacing around, worrying. He had rang the secretary earlier to inform her he would not be coming in to work that day.
The doctor came to see Him and informed him that Taylor would have died if he had stayed longer out on the streets. Taylor had sustained injuries to some vital organs including his occipital lobe and his vision was affected slightly.


This story is my attempt at retelling the story of the Good Samaritan as it would apply in our world today.Mr Danladi was not even a Christian yet he helped saved Taylor's life. The vicar who knows what it means to be a christian didn't want to carry the burden of another person.

Jesus went about doing good.If he had somewhere to go and people stopped him for healing, He would heal them and then carry on his journey.
This is the example we should follow.To serve God, we should serve others.
Do not be wary of doing good because in time you'll see the rewards.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.- James 1:27"

The Lord is good all the time!

Alive or living abundantly?

Walking dead bodies.That's what a lot of people are.

Physically and biologically, they are breathing and undergoing metabolic processes but they are empty inside. An ever insatiable void runs through them; every vein and artery, every arteriole and tubule...emptiness abounds...

Man was once one with God, after all we were made in HIS image and likeness.
Man journeyed life with God and God was his constant best friend. There were no secrets between them.However, man placed sin above God. sin became man's friend and God was pushed to the bench; to the sidelines. HE no longer mattered!

Life came to a stop...sin encouraged man to please his flesh.The spirit of man, the only part that was in tune with God gradually died and the connection to heaven was lost.
You see at this point, man was still alive but spiritually dead.

God tried to reach Man but sin was in the way like a basketball player defending his oponent from making a clear shot. Sin was in control of man, it had a clear and loud voice which drowned out that still small voice of God every time HE called. Man was lost forever.

Where there's a will, there's a way.God's so loving and merciful that HE decided to send HIS only son to save us from sin that we might live abundantly!
Now at this point of redemption, man was alive and living abundantly. He had life to the full.

Why be just alive when you can be alive and living ?!

.....The choice is yours.....

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.- John 10:10"

The Lord is good all the time!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Have faith

Putting it quite simplistically,

...Faith is jumping off a cliff, knowing that God will catch you or give you wings to fly but either way He'll stop you from reaching the ground below unaided!....

*Look at the picture closely, do you see the hand of God?

He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see
.....Have Faith! - Diana Ross

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."- Matthew 17:20

The Lord is good all the time!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.'

'There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.'

This is a slogan which is part of an atheist campaign which is hoping to take off in London and spread to other cities in the UK.The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) and have been supported by prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.

The creator of the advert, Ariane Sherine, says it is a counter campaign to one run on buses in June 2008 which had Bible quotes on them such as ‘Jesus died for your sins’ and a URL for a web site which included statements saying that ‘All non Christians would burn in hell for eternity in a lake of fire’.
So she decided to design an advert with a positive message which said the opposite.

The advert is surely a wake up call to all believers. If this is not a sign of the end-times, I don't know what is. The devil has made it clear that we are in a war and he will do everyhting in his power to frustrate us Christians. However, greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world! we have overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word our testimony.

We will not be shaken...There IS a GOD!

‘There IS a God!’, for it is this realisation which frees us from worry and leads to real joy."
Christians get up and fight, raise your voices in prayer against the plans of the enemy!

There is a God!!

The Lord is good all the time!

what are you doing for God?

The Book of Ecclesiastes goes :there is a time for everything
everything has its special season
it's unfortunate that we christian soldiers
have 24 hours just like the unbelievers
yet we stay down and watch the time go by
nothing has been done; from the break of dawn till night.
the harvest is plenty yet the labourers are few
but are they really few or just lazy?
we listen to what she or he or they say
but What does God say?
are you listening or busy making excuses?
we have faith coupled with boldness
from the Holy Spirit.
we have been given authority over everything on earth
yet the cares of this life has choked The Word out of our life
and we neglect the eternal kingdom
where we truly belong,
where our names are written in the book of life.
I ask YOU: what are you doing for God?

last month, I was reading the book of Revelations and I cried when i finished.
There are so many souls out there that are dying spiritually...they are lost, and we Christians have to find them and share the gift of salvation with them.The bible says that He who wins souls is wise.

It Got me thinking about what I can do.Not everyone has to be an evangelist or a pastor but we can all contribute in our own little way.
You can start by praying for your friends or people
you know who are not Christians. Pray that they give their lives to Christ.
You can share your testimony with someone..your miracle might just be the evidence that they have been looking for that Jesus is alive!

In my church, we've been praying for revival, in the UK especially and God is doing wonders.
No one is too small, the little you know is enough for God to use to touch someone's life.

Whatever it is, just do something for God!
God bless you.

The Lord is good all the time!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

I was there and I AM still there

As you move further into the new year, be strong and hold on.
Walk with Jesus and not ahead of him.
Remember that when you cried, HE was there
when you were sad, He made you happy.
He was there to see you through it all
He was there when your friends walked out on you
and He IS there when You don't know what to do
He was there.
It was Him. It was me. It was Jesus.

He is asking you to walk with him this year and seek his face!

Matthew 28: 20 "....And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

The Lord is good all the time!