Monday, 31 October 2016

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016

Psalms 27:4‭-‬5 NKJV

 4 One thing I have desired of the Lord , That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord , And to inquire in His temple.
 5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

PRAYERS
Our kind and Heavenly Father, we praise and we adore You for how far You have led us through the year 2016. We've had a lot of ups and downs in the past 10 months but we give all the glories to You for helping us to see the beginning of the 11th month of the year

In this new month, among every other things we need, one great thing we desire and that is what we pray for this day; "That we may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of our lives, To behold the beauty of the Lord , And to inquire (pray) in His temple."

This month of November oh Lord, whenever we enter your temple (church) to pray please hear us. Before we call upon Your name Dear Jesus please answer us.

Surprise us this month oh God.

Please tune Your ears to every prayer we say this month. Because we desire to dwell in Your house more than ever before in this month.

Father as we to into the month of November, please go before us.

Father please in Your infinite mercy, please prosper our ways.

At the end of this month we want to share testimonies.

Thank You Father because You've answered our prayers.

In Jesus name we pray

AMEN!


TEACH US TO BE RIGHTEOUS

The Lord  is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:29 NKJV

This is a good news to all of us, as long as we are righteous our cries unto the Lord shall be heard and we shall be delivered.

PRAYER
Dear Jesus we pray this day that You should always lead us in the path of righteousness and teach us to stay righteous and whenever we call upon you please answer us.

GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK

Sunday, 30 October 2016

INVITATION TO REST

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from 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 NKJV


Saturday, 29 October 2016

THOMAS THE DISCIPLE

The first thing that comes to mind when the name of Thomas the disciple is mentioned is "doubting Thomas". He got this tag (doubting Thomas) because he was not with the disciples when Jesus first appeared to them after His resurrection and when they told him that Jesus is risen and He has appeared to them Thomas said he will not believe until he sees the hole in Jesus' hand and he feels where they pierced Him on the side.........John 20:24-29. I think he deserved to be tagged "doubting Thomas.

However, In my bible study i saw something of note about Thomas that is worth pointing out about his bravery as an apostle.

Here is the Story

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?

Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.  But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”  These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.  And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.”

Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.”
John 11:1‭-‬16 NKJV

The disciples were scared about Jesus' decision to go Judea again because the last time he was there the jews attempted to stone Him. The contribution of Thomas in this context is of great commitment to Jesus and his words were of encouragement to other disciples to follow Christ no matter what may befall them. But it appears Thomas was never remembered for this bravery.

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF THOMAS THE DISCIPLES
Thomas' life taught me 2 great lessons;

1. No one is perfect: doubts may be found in a very brave person. Therefore whatever you do, always pray that God should keep you up so that you will always stand firm in the faith and no doubt will be found in you.

2. People may not remember the good things we've done in the past but they may be very quick to tag us "bad" the moment they find faults in us. But when we are in Christ there is no condemnation for us. Romans 8:1

PRAYER
Our kind and Heavenly Father, we pray to You this moment that You have mercy on us. We always want to stand firm in You. We do not want the spirit of doubt to triumph over us. We cannot do this by our power that's why we seek Your Holy Face. Have mercy upon us Dear Lord.

In Jesus name we pray


Monday, 17 October 2016

ROMANTIC STORY

Genesis 24:1‭-‬67 NKJV

  1 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the Lord  had blessed Abraham in all things.
  2 So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and
  3 I will make you swear by the Lord , the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell;
  4 but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”
  5 And the servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I take your son back to the land from which you came?”
  6 But Abraham said to him, “Beware that you do not take my son back there.
  7 The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
  8 And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be released from this oath; only do not take my son back there.”
  9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
 10 Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, for all his master’s goods were  in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
 11 And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
 12 Then he said, “O Lord God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 
 13 Behold, here  I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 
 14 Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’— let her be  the  one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” 
 15 And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder.
 16 Now the young woman was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came up.
 17 And the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.”
 18 So she said, “Drink, my Lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink.
 19 And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”
 20 Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
 21 And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
 22 So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold,
 23 and said, “Whose daughter are you? Tell me, please, is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge?”
 24 So she said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, Milcah’s son, whom she bore to Nahor.”
 25 Moreover she said to him, “We have both straw and feed enough, and room to lodge.”
 26 Then the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord .
 27 And he said, “Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the Lord  led me to the house of my master’s brethren.”
 28 So the young woman ran and told her mother’s household these things.
 29 Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was  Laban, and Laban ran out to the man by the well.
 30 So it came to pass, when he saw the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “Thus the man spoke to me,” that he went to the man. And there he stood by the camels at the well.
 31 And he said, “Come in, O blessed of the Lord ! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.”
 32 Then the man came to the house. And he unloaded the camels, and provided straw and feed for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
 33 Food was set before him to eat, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told about my errand.” And he said, “Speak on.”
 34 So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant.
 35 The Lord  has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
 36 And Sarah my master’s wife bore a son to my master when she was old; and to him he has given all that he has.
 37 Now my master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell;
 38 but you shall go to my father’s house and to my family, and take a wife for my son.’
 39 And I said to my master, ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.’
 40 But he said to me, ‘The Lord , before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.
 41 You will be clear from this oath when you arrive among my family; for if they will not give her to you, then you will be released from my oath.’
 42 “And this day I came to the well and said, ‘O Lord God of my master Abraham, if You will now prosper the way in which I go,
 43 behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when the virgin comes out to draw water, and I say to her, “Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,”
 44 and she says to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also,”— let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.’
 45 “But before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah, coming out with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’
 46 And she made haste and let her pitcher down from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camels a drink also.’ So I drank, and she gave the camels a drink also.
 47 Then I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.
 48 And I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord , and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son.
 49 Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”
 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing comes from the Lord ; we cannot speak to you either bad or good.
 51 Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as the Lord has spoken.”
 52 And it came to pass, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, that he worshiped the Lord , bowing  himself to the earth.
 53 Then the servant brought out jewelry of silver, jewelry of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.
 54 And he and the men who were with him ate and drank and stayed all night. Then they arose in the morning, and he said, “Send me away to my master.”
 55 But her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman stay with us a  few days, at least ten; after that she may go.”
 56 And he said to them, “Do not hinder me, since the Lord has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my master.”
 57 So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.”
 58 Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”
 59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men.
 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her: “Our sister, may you become The  mother  of thousands of ten thousands; And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them.” 
 61 Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
 62 Now Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South.
 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming.
 64 Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;
 65 for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took a veil and covered herself.
 66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
 67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

LESSON FROM THE ROMANTIC STORY
PRAYERS: this romantic story turned out to be very very smooth because it all started with prayers. Abraham prayed that the Lord will send His angels before his servant. The servant prayed that the Lord will give him success on his difficult quest (of finding wife for his master's son). And his prayer was very specific. The Servant also gave a prayer of thanks when his prayers has been answered (verse 27 and 52) and finally, Rebecca's family prayed for her (verse 60) to be come the mother of nations (and she became the mother of Isreal)

What a story, with such a great lesson about the importance of prayer when choosing life partners.

Please prayer for yourself, please pray for your sons and daughters and the Lord will choose our partners for you.

Meanwhile, i love verses 63 to 65 (meeting you spouse for the first time).....her reaction is so sweet.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

OUR DUTY TO SAVE THE LOST

There was a pop up on my Facebook page this morning. The pop up was to remind me of a post i made like 3 years ago (memories). I Appreciate Facebook more for bringing such memories. The post blessed me 3 years ago, it blesses me again everytime i read it. Although i am not the author, i copied the post from a friend 3 years ago and i am happy to share this post again.

Here is it;
A preacher was driving home one night with his wife and two daughters in the car.
It was raining and dark, and because of the intensity of the rain he could hardly see past his headlights. On the way he had to drive over a huge bridge.
There were signs posted all along the bridge that said "DO NOT PICK HITCH-HIKERS."
There was an institute for the criminally insane near the base of the bridge and sometimes people would escape from it and try to hitch a ride.
On this particular night, as he turned his car on to the bridge, he had to drive exceptionally slow because he could hardly see the road. Somewhere near the top of the bridge a man suddenly appeared in the headlights. He was soaked, standing in the middle of the road with his shirt off frantically waving it over his head & screaming.
This preacher's wife began to say, "Oh please don't stop, try to drive around him!"
But the man was unavoidable and there was nowhere for the car to go to miss him.
So he had to stop the car & as soon as he did, the man slapped his hand down on the hood of the car and was screaming at the top of his lungs.
The preacher looked over at his wife and said to lock the door after him and not to unlock it until he returned. His family was now crying and pleading with him not to get out of the car.
He opened the door and stepped outside...He was immediately soaked from the rain. As he approached the front of the car to grab the man, all of a sudden he could make out what the man was screaming,
"THE BRIDGE IS OUT! THE BRIDGE IS OUT! A BUS LOAD OF KIDS JUST WENT OVER!"
As these words registered in the pastor's mind, he looked back in the car at his wife and two daughters. He wrapped his arm around the man and wept in gratitude. The preacher stood there with the man for the next half-hour in the middle of the road,waving his jacket above his head screaming.
"THE BRIDGE IS OUT!
THE BRIDGE IS OUT!"
For a lost and a dying world, "THE BRIDGE IS OUT!"
For a people heading to a Christless Eternity,
"THE BRIDGE IS OUT!"
where are the men and the women who will stand in the middle of the road and forbid people to perish ?
HELL HAS OPENED IT'S MOUTH WIDE AND MANY ARE SPEEDING INTO IT
Where are those who will stand in the gap, on the streets, the highways and the byways to forbid multitudes with the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST from going to such a horrible place?
SPREAD THE GOSPEL, Lovely Thoughts For Lovely people Just Like You.
Always Remember JESUS Loves You ......

Please reflect on this and try as much as possible to spread the word.


Please read:

BE THE LIGHT TO OTHERS SO THEY WILL FIND THEIR WAYS THROUGH YOU

NO ONE IS TOO YOUNG IN THE MINISTRY

PREACH THE WORD

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL NEVER GO UNNOTICED

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING FAMINE

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Thus says the Lord :


“Refrain your voice from weeping, And your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord , And they shall come back from the land of the enemy.
Jeremiah 31:16 NKJV

Thursday, 6 October 2016

VERSE OF THE DAY

Now may the Lord direct your heart into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
II Thessalonians 3:5

The duty of all Christian is to have a very good relationship with God, but we can't have a very good relationship with someone we do not love. Therefore, this prayer in the book of II Thessalonians 3:5 is very important for every christian.

He is a God of Love, He loved us even before we love him, He gave His only begotten Son in Propitiation for our sin. What then can we do to appreciate His loving kindness towards us? May the Lord direct our hearts into the Love of God. By this prayer, we will be able to experience the love of God towards us and we will be able to give our full love toward God.

PRAYERS
Dear Lord, we pray for a heart that loves you irrespective of the situations around us. We know you love us, we want to love you back. Help us to do this dear Lord.

In Jesus' Name we pray
Amen!!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2016

‘For the seed shall  be prosperous, The vine shall give its fruit, The ground shall give her increase, And the heavens shall give their dew— I will cause the remnant of this people To possess all these.
Zechariah 8:12 NKJV

God will cause all things to work for you and bring blessings upon you in this month in JESUS Name.
AMEN!!!