Thursday, 28 July 2016

"Stand Firm"

Standing alone against all adversity shows much more strength and courage than falling for peer pressure.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (1 Joshua 1:9 NKJV).

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

"Please God not Man"

Political correctness is in its core an insecure and man-made conduct. What we need is godliness and that is only found in a surrendered life to Christ, the Lord. We cannot please God and man at the same time, we have to choose.

"Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ" (Galatians 1:10 NIV).

Sunday, 24 July 2016

"Answer to Prayers"

Do you want to see more answers to your prayers? Then you will have to identify yourself with and become very sensitive to the needs of others. There is no way around.

"Dealings by the Lord"

Why do you think the Lord makes such a point on sanctification and dealing with our motives? He wants us to be pure vessels that carry His presence because when the accusations come we can stand firm.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16 NKJV).

Saturday, 16 July 2016

"Be the pencil and let God be the pencil sharpener"

God is not primarily interested in your gifts or what you can do for Him. He is looking out for faithful people. He is interested in character, accountability and faithfulness. People that can stand the test, that have character in the midst of trials.

So if you mean business with God and have given Him license to sharpen you, you will be tested to the core for one single purpose only: To have character and to represent Him well. This is a HUGE responsibility and it will cost you your name, your reputation, your everything. Your reward will forever echo in eternity.

So, will you be the one that God looks out for, the one that will stand in the gap for others?

I know I want to, even if it means dying to myself. It has become my heart's cry.
How about you?

"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one" (Ezekiel 22:30 NIV).

Friday, 15 July 2016

How to Conduct Yourself

It's often better to listen than to talk. There are times and situations where it is better to ask questions than to respond.

Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him (Jesus) a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear (John 8:3-6 NKJV).

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

"Fear of Man"

Don't be afraid of man, but only be impressed at how much Jesus you can see in a person's life.

"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28 NKJV)

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” – Oswald Chambers