Monday, June 13, 2016

In the beauty of His presence

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In The Beauty Of His Presence...
My fears fade into insignificance...
My insecurities melt like wax before fire...
My sins are washed away...
My hurts are soothed...
My heart is strengthened...
My spirit is renewed...
My failing hope is restored...
My trust in Him is deepened...
My faith takes wings and soars with eagles...
My mind gains new insight...

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Why do people SHOUT when praying?!

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I woke in the middle of the night one Friday and heard some church in my new neighbourhood (yeah, we recently moved) praying and shouting (things like "Holy Ghoooooost fireeeee!" over and over); and the thought that hit me was, why do people shout at the top of their voices when praying?

I mean, it's not like you're talking to someone in a crowded noisy place that you need to raise our voices so loud for the person to hear you, right? Neither are you having an argument or shouting match with God that you need to "OUTSHOUT" Him!

God's not deaf, is He? Then why shout at the top of your voice in the name of praying? Or do louder prayers mean God will hear more clearly and answer more speedily? Why then do we fall for the temptation to shout our prayers, especially at vigils?!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

It could have been worse... but for His grace

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It could have been worse...
You hear of the legalisation of same sex marriage and transsexuals being celebrated and honoured as heroes for "coming out" and you lament.

It could have been worse...
You read of how IS, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Al Qaeda and the likes mercilessly kill thousands and render millions orphan, homeless and widowed on a regular basis and shiver.

It could have been worse...
You see government officials take oath in public glare to uphold the constitution and defend the people, yet when they get hold of power, they do everything but that, and you curse at them.


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"Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" - Matthew 11:28-30.

Soon after she was born, Maggie's dad leaves without a trace. No messages. No letters. No calls. Nothing. One day became two, then rolled into weeks. The months and the years went by, and it became obvious he was never returning!

Maggie's mom was left to cater for her new born alone. Without help, she was lost for ideas. Where does she start? She had no proper education. No skills. Not formal. Not vocational. Her family, you say? She's an only child! And here she is, in her early twenty-somethings, a mother with no one to turn to!

But despite the odds, she manages to raise Maggie. Wow! But the story is only just beginning...

Monday, June 06, 2016

#SSVBlogNuggets: Whatever you face, Our God is able

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Hi, you're good? Welcome to a beautiful new week! I believe it's one that holds much promise of great things for me and you! Do you believe that? Remember, you become what you believe!

I pray that this week God will reveal Himself afresh to you and grant you grace for ah-mazing exploits! You will soar with the eagles in the skies, not creep on your belly and feed on crumbs! Believe it, for we indeed become what we believe!

As you step out this week and beyond, whatever you face, know that our God is able. He's able. Able to do, not what I ask or think - or what you ask or think - but exceedingly and abundantly more than what we ask and think!

His word reassures us...

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Prophet Elisha: 7 Lessons from his life and ministry

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Elisha is reputed in Scripture as the Prophet who took the place of Elijah after he was taken up. He is also known as the young prophet who requested and received a double portion of Elijah's spirit.

But there's a lot more to him than being Elijah's understudy and eventual successor - he was a man whose life and ministry we could learn much from.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Yay, It’s June!!! I’m grateful Lord

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“Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done."

Happy new month and welcome to June my efolks! It's our month of new wine. Remember the wedding at Cana in John 2? The Lord is set to give us new wine this month like at that wedding feast, and you remember it tasted better? All He requires is that, like the servants at that feast, we trust Him and do as He says. When He says pour water in the pot, do so; and when He says draw from it and give to the master of the event, do so. And you'll experience newness in every area of your life. (You should read the text, John 2 for yourselves and draw personalised insight).

Moving on...