THE SERVANT PRAYED.

There was a certain man, who was a servant and he lived in Canaan with his master. He had been in charge of all the master’s possession because the master had not yet any child for a long time. God did show favour to the master and he had a son. There came a certain time when the master was about to die that he sent this servant to look for a wife for his son in the land of Harran. The master assured him that he would be succesful and that would come as a result of the faithfulness of the master’s God. So the servant went and once he got there he prayed…

  Genesis 24:12 (NIV)

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’ —let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”

Where then is all this leading to? I’ll tell you. Though the servant had been assured success on his journey , he still through what he had learned from his master recognised the place of prayer concerning what ever he set out to do. He prayed for success, he prayed for guidance, he prayed for his master. The servant prayed. He was so much concerned about his master’s business that he forgot not to pray for success on his journey. The servant did set out on this journey with purpose. This is the attitude God would like for us to have concerning what ever is placed in our hands. God loves a faithful servant. This attitude is called the attiutde or spirit of excellence. Those who commit their ways to God have understanding. It is also important to note that the servant did not associate success with wealth, influence, confidence rather he associated success with prayer. He recognised that God grants good success to those who trust in him. 

Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

After God had granted him success the scripture says he bowed down and worshipped.  He recognised the importance of worship and thanks giving. Live a life of gratitude.

 Genesis 24:26 (NIV)
Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.

This is the attitude we need to have in order to attract God’s favour, guidance and blessings. Never rely on your strength, confidence, influence, power etc instead rely and trust in God. After you have done what you can in your power commit whatever it is to God. Commit your daily affairs to God in prayer. This will make your life journey a success. 

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DIVINE INSPIRATION AND DIRECTION

7/01/018.

Hello guys! I’m sure we all are having a great time. It feels good to see a new year, so we can only thank God for his mercies.

I’m sitting in the church arena and there is this inspiration to write that has been lost for quite a while. During those times i did ask my self sometimes what really was wrong, why the thoughts in my mind don’t seem to align so that a could write could be formed, but i realize that for the thoughts in my mind to be aligned and for it to create the things you want your spirit, soul and body needs to be in a pure state of harmony. In this there is a rythm to the things that are being put out in writing flowing from the genuineness of our inner most being. This is true. 

We have to do our best to create this harmony by focusing on things that are beautiful, inspiring, pure, and positive. When your mind is crowded with different stuff we hear, see, experience from the events of the world it becomes hard to focus on what is important. What you must do is to create an activity for yourself that creates that peaceful state of mind either by reading, meditating, praying, thanking etc.  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

When your mind is in this state of harmony it begins to produce thoughts that can have an impact in the world we live in, that bring with it pleasantness of the soul, joy, satisafction and peace. But one thing you must do is to move with the flow, once there is an inspiration in your spirit to do something just go ahead and do it before you fall into a state of analysis paralysis. I’ll like to mention that you must love people. Make loving a habit, do good and trust God while doing good. This is so important.

There is a direction that God wants us to go in and we have to walk in this direction, then only will you find true joy, peace, prosperity. God gives us directions, he gave Joshua, Moses and many of more of those great men we still read about today. You and I have to be completely obedient to his leadings and directions. This is where prosperity lies. We find God’s direction in his word. All we need for life is in his word so you must make up your mind to get into the word, absorb it and you’ll be amazed at your life!. Joshua 1:7-8 (NIV)

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Keep being inspired, keep doing good and remain focused, steadfast in Gods direction.

I pray for divine inspiration and a strong discipline to keep walking in Gods direction no matter what we go through in Jesus name. Amen.

JUST DO IT NOW

Hey guys, it’s 1:45 pm, a sunny day here in Lagos, Nigeria. Where ever you are in the world reading this I really hope you are having a great time and also getting into the Christmas spirit.

Let’s take out time to talk about the concept of ‘just do it now’. It’s so crucial for us in our everyday lives to get things done. There are quite a lot to be done, some people are good at getting things done while some don’t just get things done due to procrastination or thoughts of ‘I can’t do it’ and this ultimately leads to excuses. This is one of the reasons why majority of people in the world today blame other people for their faults and failings. They have not learnt to be responsible for the things that happen in their lives so they take it out on society or other people. Truth is, society has no business with who you are tomorrow or where you will be, it is your responsibility to get whatever you want. Nothing is going to fall on your laps just like that, you have to go for it tenaciously.

One of the marks of successful people is that they get things done, no matter how hard it is, they just get it done. They might just be going through the motions but they get it done anyways. They don’t feel like reading, they read, they don’t feel like working out, they work out, they don’t feel like writing, they write because these things build them and makes them strong, though they are painful. Quit running from things that are uncomfortable because it makes us stronger.

I know there are a lot of people who are just somehow planning how their new year resolution is going to be like. How they’ll start reading, that diet plan, that work out plan whatever it might be. The painful truth is that you might never even start on the 1st of January or the 2nd or the 3rd, some will say okayy let’s take one week break c’mon the year is just starting, there’s still 11months and 20 days to go. And you know what this does it creates a continuum of these excuses and your goals are never accomplished in that calendar year and more excuses keep coming. You can avoid this by just starting now, yes it’s not a new year yet but there’s no rule that says you must start on the 1st of January, just start now, do it now and by then your body and mind would have adjusted to the whole process.

What ever your plan might be just begin to do it now so you get used to it at the start of the new year. Make up your mind and decide to grow through the pain of self discipline.

SAY THANK YOU 

14/11/017

Hiii guys. So here I am at the park getting ready to go back to school after a very elongated holiday and I’m just sitting here thinking how important it is to give thanks. Many of us don’t actually realize the importance of these two words ‘thank you’.

Be it to people or God, giving thanks is so important it cannot be overemphasized. It creates an atmosphere of blessing, favour, peace and much more for us. Learn to say thank-you no matter the situation you face, I know it’s easier said than done but when we rely on God’s strength working in us we can do anything no matter how difficult.

I’ll really like for us to practice this amazing act of saying “thank you”, when things are good or bad say “thank you Jesus”, when someone does something good to you say “thank you”. You could even go further to journal the things you’re grateful for, *a gratitude journal*, sounds weird but it’s super cool plus the benefits that come from gratitude and then going further to journal it is really awesome.

Here are but a few reasons why we should be grateful:

  • A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles
  • Praise and Gratitude towards God is the highest expression of your faith in him.
  • Gratitude opens doors of favour, success, breakthrough…
  • Expressing gratitude brings restoration (Luke 17:11-19). The one leper who was grateful was made “whole,” wow.
  • Gratitude strengthens you
  • Gratitude confuses the adversary, it thwarts the devils plan against your life (2chronicles 20)
  • Gratitude elevates your spirit to a place of supernatural blessings.
  • Gratitude causes you to be filled with the glory of God (2chronicles 5:13-15)

    I think this is super amazing, don’t you?😊. Learn to be grateful in your life, it does benefit us. Say thank-you Jesus when:

    • You arrived safely to your destination after quite a long trip like I just did😊
    • You just got promoted
    • You finally got that job
    • You just finished an exam
    • Things seem to be going as planned.
    • You didn’t get that promotion
    • You didn’t get that admission
    • You didn’t get that praise you deserved.
    • You don’t feel well
    • Things don’t seem to be going as planned

    Point is in every circumstance you find yourself give thanks.

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)

    give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    Okayy, before I round up, I’ll really like for you guys to join me in a 30-days challenge to pen down things we are grateful for each day for 30 days and you’ll be amazed the blessings that follow. God strengthen and bless you as you join me in this. Amen.

    Thank you Lord Jesus for giving us the grace to be thankful in all circumstances.

    THE BURNING BUSH

    Hiii guys. Let’s begin with our anchor scripture for this subject.

    Luke 3:16 (NKJV) John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

    Some years back when I read this scripture I was quite puzzled with this issue of baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. I would have been satisfied with that verse of scripture if it had stopped at…’baptism of the Holy Spirit’ but no it added fire and I thought a lot about what that meant. I heard a lot of preachers during several sermons say that it represents boldness that comes from the spirit, I agreed with them. But deep within me I knew there was more to this “fire”. We’ll come back to that shortly.

    When you become a Christian you become baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire. There are many who have not activated the Holy Spirit who is in them by not having relationship with him(the Holy Spirit). The same goes with the fire, every Christian has that fire in them but many don’t fan it into flames. It has to be ignited and you have a role to play in that. So there is the Holy Spirit and there is fire, these two are to be activated or ignited and you have a role to play in that. I know some are wandering if they’re one and the same or two completely different entities. Here’s your answer. The fire is in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost is the fire. The scripture says “our God is a consuming fire”. So if you activate the Holy Ghost, you activate the fire. You can never have one and not the other, the Holy Ghost can’t be activated and the fire isn’t. They are co-existing entities.

    Okayy, so back to where we stopped.

    The fire I believe is an empowerment of the spirit that is imparted to our spirits in order for us to accomplish a specific task or assignment given by God. No one can ever accomplish a God-given task on their own, we all need a supernatural empowerment to enable us accomplish the task.

    I believe the fire is a dynamic working power or ability imparted to our spirits that enables one to cause positive changes in his environment, to be influential and to subdue obstacles.

    I believe the fire is the very thing that brings out the real you, the one created in Christ Jesus, it is that thing that is responsible for bringing out your true essence, your purpose in life.

    Mark 9:49 (NIV) Everyone will be salted with fire.

    Mark 9:50 (NIV) “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

    I believe the scripture is saying we all have fire but why does it say ‘salted with fire’? I’ll tell you why, we all know that in every meal the salt is what brings out its taste, it gives the food meaning right? Yeah. So the scripture is saying ‘we are seasoned with fire’, our true essence is revealed by the fire of the Holy Ghost, we can accomplish that God-given task when that fire is burning in us. Looking further down the scripture it tells us not to loose our saltiness. If we are the salt of the earth and we loose our saltiness there is no other place the salt can come from. Don’t loose your saltiness, fan into flames that fire by activating the Holy Ghost in you.

    How do I keep this fire burning?

    I believe you can keep the fire burning by praying in the spirit, as much as there is a temptation not to say this but I just have to, see friends you must learn how to speak in tongues in your life that’s how you stir up your Spirit because the Holy Ghost is the one praying through you, fanning into flames that fire.

    Romans 8:26 (NIV) In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

    Jude 1:20 (NIV) But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.

    You stir up your faith when you pray in the spirit, that’s the way you can make progress in your life and rise higher and higher like an edifice, by speaking in tongues.

    While praying in the spirit you also have to meditate on the word, it’ll guide you in your praying through the Spirit.

    Just thinking I firmly believe that this fire we are talking about is that fire that Moses encountered, that revealed to him his purpose in life and also empowered him. The scripture also says of John the Baptist that he was a burning and a shining light. We can be a burning and a shining light in our generation. We can burn for the things of God if we’ll pay attention to the Spirit.

    “Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come from miles to watch you burn”– John Wesley.

    Make effort to improve yourself everyday it doesn’t all happen overnight it comes gradually with every step of consistency in what you do. The Holy Ghost is always there to help us.

    I pray that the Holy Ghost becomes real to us like never before and that we burn for the things of God by the help of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name. Amen.