Showing posts with label MOTIVATIONAL TALK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOTIVATIONAL TALK. Show all posts

Every Successful Person Has A Painful Story, So Never Give Up.


Without risk no reward

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Excellence is not a skill. It is an Attitude. A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier yourself. The suit a Pastor wears is not what makes him a shepherd,but the needs he and his ministry are meeting. The seat you occupy in the church does not make you a shepherd, but the needs of the flock you are meeting!

When you are unteachable, you hinder yourself from learning what you need to know to succeed. But staying teachable in every area of ministry will help you become the best you can be in fulfilling the call of God on your life. You can learn many valuable lessons from experienced ministers who are established in the Word and well-acquainted with the Holy Spirit. If you want to walk closely with God and learn to minister in His power,be teachable and open to instructions. For the rest of your life and ministry,make every day an opportunity to learn something valuable in God!

Anyone who spends time regretting the past, loses the present and risks the future. Oh yes, the past can really hurt. But the amazing thing is that, you can either run from it or learn from it. I have grown to realize that History is a vast early warning system. Live life with no regrets and no resentments. Whatever happened in the past, forgive yourself and others. Choose love again.
                                                       
Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there are series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else does. Do what you can, where you are, with the little you have.

Success in the ministry comes when you learn to be faithful and committed,even when it hurts your flesh. For instance,you must be willing to go where the Lord wants you to go,even when you don't want to go there. If you are called to preach,you will have to be committed to preach the Word,even when you don't feel like it!

Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings. Don't cry because it's over rather Smile because it happened. When one door of happiness closes, another Joyous one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Living a consecrated Christian life is a necessity,not a luxury. All your Bible study and praying won't profit you if you don't live consecrated before the Lord,because you can't persist in sin and succeed in the ministry!

People will become spiritually sick if all you feed them is spiritual dessert. Sometimes people need to hear strong sermons on commitment and obedience! I have come to believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you can eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
                                                        
This hurting world doesn't need ill-prepared ministers who cause problems because they are still carnal and spiritually ignorant! The world doesn't need ministers who get off into error and become religious charlatans,using the ministry as a means of personal profit rather than as an avenue to help hurting people. So be sure you don't launch into active ministry prematurely. There are no shortcuts in God's training programme. RIt's the same way in the natural realm. There are not any shortcuts when it comes to learning anything worthwhile!  When you behave as if you owned the whole world; you are extravagant in your dressing and in the way you spend money,you are inviting poverty!

A school bell that sounds as a disturbance at 8:am also sounds interesting at 2:00pm is just a matter of time. So don't envy anyone. Not everyone walking fast has an appointment. Some have running stomach! If a rose smells better than tomatoes, It doesn't mean the rose can make a better stew. Don't try to compare yourself to others. You also have your own strength, look for it and build on it. All animals that exist, were in Noah's ark. A snail is one of those animals. If God could wait long enough for snails to enter Noah's ark; His door of grace won't close till you reach your expected position in life. Never look down on yourself, keep looking up. Remember that Broken crayons still color. Keep on pushing, you never can tell how close you are to your goal.

Never Give Up!

Never give up

To give up on a matter is to surrender, to stop or quit an activity, to lose hope concerning a matter, to abandon something. To give up is to admit defeat. Many people today have admitted defeat because of some sort of delay as their  prayer request is concerned. They abandoned their prayers because didn't come speedily or as expected. But we must all know that the will of God is for us not to quit as expressed in Luke 28:1 “ One day Jesus told His disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and show them that they must never give up” [ NTL]. The widow in the refused to admit defeat and she got victory.

Sometimes, failure to persist in place of prayer proves that we are not serious about our request in the first place. The widow was serious and she got what she requested from even an unjust judge. How much more the just God.

James has this to say in chapter 5:16 ….the earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes power available ( dynamic in its working).( AMP) You may pray not see or feel power when you pray but the truth is that whatever you pray , you become more powerful than you were before praying.

Power is released when you pray. The power generated in the place of persistent prayers helps you to overpower the challenges and circumstance against you. When you have power, you don't admit defeat , it means you have not persisted in prayers for prayer activates the power at work in us.

We must never give up in the place of prayer because prayer has no expiry date. You never know when, where or how God will answer you.

Persisting in prayers makes Angels available for your help as it happened to Daniel chapter 10:12 and to Peter in Acts 12:7. Divine assistance and intervention does not envade a man who never gives up in prayers.

Persistence breaks resistance and it superimposes discouragement and God's power over stubborn issued of life.

You may be experiencing delay or disappointment in one aspect or the other of your life but I want you to know God has no pleasure in delaying your request. Rather, before your ask He had promised promised to grant your request but there may be some personal or satanic barriers standing against your prayers and the only place of victory over such barriers is in the place of persistent prayers.

If there is anytime to persist in prayer, it is now. For you are closer to your miracle and breakthrough than before. “ Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.” (AMP; Matthew 7:7-8 )

Do not leave the door you have been knocking because response is coming. Dooris opening unto you. Help is coming your way, barriers are lifted and divine intervention are close by if you refuse to admit defeat.

Never forgot, your breakthrough is closer than you think. Stay a bit longer in prayers. Your awaiting is not a waste. Your strength and power is been received in His presence. Strategies are been received in His presence as you tarry more. There is sure to be a new dawn if you never give up.  

Be An Encouragement To Someone Today

M.L Moody told the story of a man who was crossing Atlantic Ocean by ship. He was terribly seasick and confined to his cabinet. One night he hard the cry “ man overboard ” which meant that someone had fallen into the ocean. But he felt that there was nothing he could to help.

Then he said to himself, “ I can at least put my lantern in the porthole (window)” . He struggled to his feet and hung the light so it WO LD shine out into the darkness .
Next day, he learnt that the person who was rescued by others said, “ I was going down in the dark night in a porthole. As shone on my hand , a sailor in a life boat grabbed it and pulled me in”

It was the little light that revealed the little hand which the resuer in the lifeboat saw.

In the consequence of the above 2 Timothy 1:15-16 says “ You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
From the scripture aforementioned, this  was the lamentations of Paul when he passing through difficult times in life. He was impri, afflicted and n deep sorrow. Yet , people who should have sources of joy and encouragement to him forsook , abandoned and deserted him. However, God who does not forsake His own touched the heart of Onesiphorous, who became a source of joy and encouragement to Paul.

In our days, there are people like Paul who are discouraged, frustrated, depressed and in chains. Some are the point of giving up, quitting and even committing suicide.

This is why God is ministering to every reader of this piece to be an encouragement to someone in pains, a source of joy and hope to the hopeless, a solution to someone’s problems and a relief to those in distress. It takes a conscious effort and determination on your part to always and continuously be an encouragement to someone. By so doing, you are obeying the word of God.

Let us  learn to do good as it was reported about Jesus who is our perfect example. Galatians 6:9- 10 says “ Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

To be an encouragement to people, you have to learn to; think about others, think about Jesus and think about eternity. Someone said, pur lives are  God’s gifts to us. What we do with them is our gift to God. Help someone to sing and rejoice again.


Celebrate Yourself

You are the best person God had in mind when you were created. Never allow anything or circumstance to make you feel inferior or despised. Paul encouraged Timothy not to allow himself to be despised 

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭4:12‬.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The reasons why you should celebrate yourself in the Lord God are; 

Do Not Allow Distractions

BIBLE TEXT
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him (1 John 2:15).

Christ Jesus already provided everything you need to be triumphant, successful, and prosperous in life. Therefore, you have no reason to be distracted or to take your focus off fulfilling His call on your life.

Distractions can come in different ways to impede your passion, and stop you from being all that the Lord has destined for you to be. They can come in the form of needs; the things you want or things you want to do, whether or not they’re working out. Distractions can also come from people such as relatives, parents, friends, who try to shift your focus to something different from God’s calling on your life.

Nonetheless, in whatever way or shade distractions come, refuse to allow them. Understand that as a Christian, especially when you’re making an impact with the Gospel, you’ll face persecutions; there’ll be those who’ll be against you, or even hate you, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to you at all. Jesus said, _“..

Your Midnight Is Almost Over

"And when the Lord saw her,he had compassion on her,and said unto her, weep not"Luke 7:13.

Dearly beloved and friends, don’t worry about a a thing, every little thing will be alright. Meditate on this song below: If you know it, sing it. Your Sun will shine again and your tomorrow shall be alright in Jesus name, weep not .(Isaiah 3:10)

The Sun Will Shine Again
Verse:
1.If you are facing a mountain so high that just won't move away/If a sickness lingers inside no matter how hard you pray /Listen my Brother, I've got good news, your victory is at hand. Your midnight's almost over, the sun will shine again:

Chorus:
The Sun will shine again ,oh the sun will shine again/Dark clouds will fade ,a new day will break, just like God promise to send,Oh, there's a rainbow on the other side, the storm is going to end, midnight’s almost over, the sun will shine again.(Genesis 9:16)

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Joy in Hard Places

Today's Scripture: Habakkuk 3:16-19

Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 32–34; Mark 15:26–47

"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." Habakkuk 3:18

Whenever she was unable to take my phone call, my friend’s voicemail recording invited me to leave her a message. The recording cheerfully concluded, “Make it a great day!” As I reflected on her words, I realized that it’s not within our power to make every day “great”—some circumstances truly are devastating. But a closer look might reveal something redeeming and beautiful in my day, whether things are going well or poorly.

Habakkuk wasn’t experiencing easy circumstances. As a prophet, God had shown him coming days when none of the crops or livestock—on which God’s people depended—would be fruitful (3:17). It would take more than mere optimism to endure the coming hardships. As a people group, Israel would be in extreme poverty. Habakkuk experienced heart-pounding, lip-quivering, leg-trembling fear (v. 16).

Standing with Courage

Today's Scripture:Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 30–31; Mark 15:1–25

"Be strong and courageous. . . . Do not be afraid or terrified." Deuteronomy 31:6, 8

While most German church leaders gave in to Hitler, theologian and pastor Martin Niemöller was among the brave souls who resisted Nazi evil. I read a story describing how in the 1970s a group of older Germans stood outside a large hotel while what appeared to be a younger man bustled about with the group’s luggage. Someone asked who the group was. “German pastors,” came the answer. “And the younger man?” “That’s Martin Niemöller—he’s eighty. But he has stayed young because he is unafraid.”

Niemöller wasn’t able to resist fear because he possessed some superhuman antifear gene, but because of God’s grace. In fact, he had once held anti-Semitic views. But he had repented and God restored him and helped him speak and live out the truth.

Moses encouraged the Israelites to resist fear and follow God in truth. When they’d become fearful after learning Moses would soon be taken from them, the leader had an unflinching word for them: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified . . . for the Lord your God goes with you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). There was no reason to tremble before an uncertain future because of one reason: God was with them.

Whatever darkness looms for you, whatever terrors bombard you—God is with you. By God’s mercy, may you face your fears with the knowledge that God “will never leave you nor forsake you” (vv. 6, 8).

What fears are you facing? How does God’s presence bring courage to your heart?

Lord, when things arise in our lives that cause us to be fearful of what may happen please set our hearts at ease and remind us that whatever happens, You are already there and will lead us through. Thank You Lord. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!
  • Reference : OUR DAILY BREAD By Winn Collier

Keep On Going

Today's Scripture: Exodus 10:21-29

Bible in a Year: Deuteronomy 26–27; Mark 14:27–53

"By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger." Hebrews 11:27

Working in the corporate world allowed me to interact with many talented and levelheaded people. However, one project led by an out-of-town supervisor was an exception. Regardless of our team’s progress, this manager harshly criticized our work and demanded more effort during each weekly status phone call. These run-ins left me discouraged and fearful. At times, I wanted to quit.

It’s possible that Moses felt like quitting when he encountered Pharaoh during the plague of darkness. God had hurled eight other epic disasters at Egypt, and Pharaoh finally exploded, “[Moses,] get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die” (Exodus 10:28).

Despite this threat, Moses eventually was used by God to free the Israelites from Pharaoh’s control. “[By faith] Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27 nlt). Moses overcame Pharaoh by believing that God would keep His promise of deliverance (Exodus 3:17).

Today, we can rely on the promise that God is with us in every situation, supporting us through His Holy Spirit. He helps us resist the pressure of intimidation and wrong responses to it by granting us supernatural power, love, and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7). The Spirit provides the courage we need to keep going and to follow God’s leading in our lives.

What types of situations upset you? How can you rely on God?

Lord, as we go about our day help us to keep our eyes on you, specially when we are upset with other people. Protect us, guide us and help us to trust You in every situation. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!

  • Reference: Our Daily Bread By Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Stay Focused

I have met thousands of people who told me that they want to be used by God but who will never be used by God. Why? They are too busy. They have got their own agenda going. They have got their plans , dreams and ambitions, and the they don't have any time! In the midst of their busyness, they try to carve out a little silver from pie of life and say, “ I’ ll give this to God.” But it doesn't work that way.

If you're serious about being used by God , you have to say, “Lord , what do I need to let go of ? What do I need to cut out?  What barriers are holding me back and keeping me from running the race you have for me?”

Lots of different barriers will hold you back from God's plan for your life. One of the biggest categories is distraction. Jesus said in Luke 9:62, “ Anyone who let's himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the kingdom of God.” (TLB)

However, here are few of the many things that could distract you from your mission ;


1.THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE
You have got to decide whom you are going to please first and always in life. You can only have one number one. You cannot please men and God at the same time.

2. HOBBIES
There is nothing wrong with these things ; watching television, surfing the internet, going for sports , etc but if they distract you from the most important things , then you need to let go of them.

3. YOUR PAST
Maybe you refuse to let go of your past -whether it's guilt or resentment or grief. But if you are stuck in the past, you cannot get on with the present , and you certainly cannot get on with God's future for you. Your past is past! It is over ! You need to let it go.

4. YOUR CAREER/ PROFESSION/ BUSINESS
As legitimate as these are , they are major distraction from God's plan for many saints today. There is nothing wrong in giving due time, attention and diligence to your career , business and profession.

However, when they start taking the place of God and His plan for us which is the Salvation of Souls and our spiritual growth , then something must be done. If it is becoming an habit two skip weekly bible study and prayer meetings, then it is time to re-strategize and let some things to go.

What do you need to let go of? The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:23, NIV:“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.

If the devil cannot make you bad , he will make you  busy. He will get you so busy that you do not have time for the important stuff -time alone with God , ministry, and mission.

You need to simplify your life and eliminate distractions so God can use you. Do not try to do it all. Do what matters most!.

REFUSE TO BE DISTRACTED


Being born again, you were born into the environment called “Christ.” Christ is a person, and Christ is also a place. So you’re in Christ; that’s your domicile; that’s where you operate from as a child of God. Now that you’re in Christ, the Holy Spirit is leading and guiding you, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be temptations on your path; lots of distractions, to try to sway you off God’s course for your life; but you must keep your focus, and refuse to be distracted.

In the journey of life, many things will fight for your attention. It may be financial concerns, the growing trend of infectious and medically incurable diseases, concerns about the welfare of your family, concerns about your job or business, security concerns, etc. But you must make up your mind to give attention only to the Word of God. Put your trust in the Lord and His unfailing Word.

Set yourself on course to fulfil God’s destiny for your life by making a clear distinction between the world and Christ. Don’t live in this world like a man of this world; Jesus said in John 15:19, “…ye are not of the world….”

You’re to live in this world the way Abraham and other heroes of faith in the Bible did. Hebrews 11:13-16 says, “These all…confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly….” They lived as strangers; they didn’t live as citizens of this world; they didn’t live according to the system of this world.

Refuse to be subject to the principles of this world’s system. Your citizenship is of heaven, not of this world. Philippians 3:20 (MSG) tells us, “But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven….” Hallelujah

Isaiah 50:7 NLT Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]. Colossians 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Beware of familiar voices -And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers (John 10:4-5).

Oftentimes, some people hear voices that tell them what to do or about what they’re doing; salvoes of thoughts bombard their minds, especially when they’re on the verge of making very important life-decisions. As a Christian, it’s important that you judge the thoughts and voices you hear with the Word, even when such voices are “familiar voices.”

That the voice you heard, or are hearing, is a familiar one doesn’t necessarily mean it’s God-sent to you. So, be wise, and know the difference between the voice that God sent to you and the voice of a stranger. A stranger will bring you a different message and lead you in the wrong path (See Deuteronomy 13:1-3).

Many times, people wish and hope that a stranger would confirm God’s message to them, thinking it’s more supernatural or spectacular when someone they’ve never known confirms God’s Word to them. But that’s not God’s way of doing things. God is most likely to send to you the one you’ve known, to confirm His Word to your spirit, not the one that you’ve never known. Therefore, always be sure that the voice you’re harkening to or that’s leading you, and confirming your thoughts and prophecy, is the voice of God, or the voice of the one He’s sent to you.

There’s no true child of God that wouldn’t know or recognise the voice of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). In our opening scripture, He said, “And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers” (John 10:5). The problem with many is that they ignore His voice. Listen for God’s voice and direction in His Word, because He’ll speak to you through His Word, and by the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 16:7 TLB I will bless the Lord who counsels me; he gives me wisdom in the night. He tells me what to do.  Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19. A healthy body. Enough money to pay all your bills and extra to invest in the work of the Gospel. A godly marriage and happy, healthy children. Peace of mind. God has prepared a banquet full of blessings for you.But, those blessings are not just going to fall in your lap. You must be willing - as well as obedient - if you're going to eat the best from God's table. To be willing and obedient to God implies being unwilling and disobedient to Satan. You must resist the devil and reject lie. Don't be willing for Satan to put sickness on your body.











Be willing, instead, to be healed! In honor of Jesus' sacrifice at Calvary, refuse to except anything less than divine health. Don't be willing to live in lack, but be willing instead to live in divine prosperity and abundance. Refuse to allow Satan to stop the flow of God's financial blessings to you. Be willing to receive God's best plan for your marriage and your children. Don't settle for the "norm" in the world. Live above it in a home full of love and harmony, a home that is what God meant it to be. Don't allow Satan to substitute anxiety and ulcers for the peace and rest that Jesus bought for you. Be willing and obedient to cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you!   Refuse to be robbed of the banquet of blessings that have belong to you since you became a believer. Be willing to eat the good of the land!

Isaiah 1:10-20; 10 Hear the word of the Lord, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our God, You people of Gomorrah: 11 "To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?" Says the Lord. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats. 12   "When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand, To trample My courts? 13 Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies — I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting. 14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. 15     When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. 16 "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. 18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword"; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Refuse to be distracted today.












Prayer Points
1.Thank you, heavenly Father, for the privilege to be taught and instructed in, and by, your Word. Your Word is my guiding light and the reservoir from which I make choices and decisions. I’m sensitive to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit, as I meditate on the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

2.By faith, reject every curse the devil has put on your life, and release the blessing of divine health and prosperity on your life.

3.Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the life I have in Christ, a life of splendour, success and victory. Your Word and your will being established in the earth are my priority; therefore, I refuse to be distracted, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prophetic Declarations
I decree into your life today that the beginning of this week that; Success will accompany you in every step you take this year. The Goodness and Grace of the Almighty God will follow you wherever you go this week. The Lord will establish His convenant with You and Your Household this week.I declare this week that gates and doors shut against your health, progress and success are lifted up and opened up.The King of glory shall come into your situation.The Almighty God will supply all your needs and grant the desires of your heart.

The lord will calm your storms and level your mountains in Jesus name. Any power under the sun making life difficult for you will be disgraced today by fire. Every covenant standing against your prosperity is nullified by the blood of Jesus. To make a reasonable progress will not be difficult for you. The rest of this year will favour you and your households.You will not missed your benefit again.End of the year evils shall not be for you and your households. Your ways shall be filled with prosperity and joy in Jesus name. Today will be better than the past days in your life. You will enjoy the goodness of God and man today.The Lord will always be with you and his presence shall not depart from you.

Any power under the sun making life difficult for you shall be disgraced today. Because of the mercy of God will locate you today, the power that lifted the heaven above the earth without pillars shall lift you up to the greater height of your life.I pray that the bridge linking you with failure, disgrace, shame and poverty is destroyed by mercy today.The high and thick fence isolating you from your helpers shall be destroyed today by the mercy of God.Mercy will relocate you today from a debtor, to become a creditor, from single to married, from employee to employer, from failure to success and from weakness to strength.

Mercy will relocate you to your right position.I pray that every issue that makes you sad shall begin to vanish and events that will make you happy will begin to emerge by the mercy of God Almighty in Jesus name.

Today will be better than the past days in your life. You will enjoy the goodness of God and man today.The Lord will always be with you and his presence shall not depart from you.Any power under the sun making life difficult for you shall be disgraced today.Because of the mercy of God will locate you today, the power that lifted the heaven above the earth without pillars shall lift you up to the greater height of your life.

I pray that the bridge linking you with failure, disgrace, shame and poverty is destroyed by mercy today. The high and thick fence isolating you from your helpers shall be destroyed today by the mercy of God.Mercy will relocate you today from a debtor, to become a creditor, from single to married, from employee to employer, from failure to success and from weakness to strength.Mercy will relocate you to your right position.I pray that every issue that makes you sad shall begin to vanish and events that will make you happy will begin to emerge by the mercy of God Almighty in Jesus name.

I decree into your life  that; Every evil altar raised against you and your family will be roasted by fire today.Every anti-progress altar fashion against you and your family will scatter by thunder of the holy ghost.Evil altar of set back raised against you and your family will catch fire and never exist again.Evil altar that hold your success in captive will brack into pieces today. By fire, by thunder, your name on the evil altar will turn to fire, and destroy both the altar and the owner of the altar.Every evil ritual done on the evil altar against your success in life, will be destroy by fire.Every evil word uttered into your life from the evil altar will leave you alone and back fire in the name of Jesus. It is well with you and your household.

Stay blessed!

Shalom




GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU

God has not forgotten you! It takes a good strategy to win and in fact keep winning. One of those strategies could mean persistence as it isn't enough to start a race but to finish it even when you're out of breadth. Believe God and don't quit. Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…”

As Christians, we’re not ordinary people; we’re never to be victims in life. If you’ve found yourself in a predicament, a precarious or desperate situation, be comforted; you have what it takes to win, irrespective of the adversity. There’s something in you: the life and dynamic power of the Spirit to effect changes.

The word “power” actually means “dunamis” (Greek), and it means dynamic power or ability to cause or effect a change. It refers to miracle-working ability; power and ability that’s beyond yourself! It’s a “doing-power,” and it’s sometimes translated, “might.” It also means the power of excellence; the extraordinary ability to be efficient and effective in all that you do. This is the life we have in Christ—a life of super-productivity and ever-increasing glory by the Holy Ghost!

No wonder He says in 2 Corinthians 3:5, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” Your ability to do anything; the reason you can be successful at anything; your power for excellence and innovativeness is the Holy Ghost in you. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “…we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

Therefore, if you’re struggling in your life; if it seems you’re putting in so much effort and recording incommensurate success, the chances are that you’re neither conscious nor taking advantage of the power of the Spirit within you. Paul said, “I can do all things through the ability of Christ in me”; the prophet Micah affirmed, “…truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord…” (Micah 3:8).

Become conscious, and take advantage of the power of the Spirit within you. Through that power, you can do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, and the impossible: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20). This is Christianity; it’s a life of dominion. You don’t need to go from place to place looking for help and seeking power; all the power you need is in you through the Holy Ghost. Put it to work.

Romans 15:18-19 ; For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, [19] Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Acts 6:8 ; And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

Luke 4:14 ; And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise" (Proverbs 6:6).

Now the word 'sluggard' actually means a habitually lazy fellow, be it at home, school or office. The result of this is poverty, poor academic performance and failure in life. Just a little sleep, some wandering about, and then, procrastination: "I will study it tomorrow." What is needed here is action.

Hear William Ward, "Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing and dream while others are wishing." Arise from your sleep, and be busy with your books.

The sluggard is invited to learn from the ants which are active, hardworking, determined, and cooperating creatures. They are focused and work tirelessly to achieve set goals. Ants do not have dull moments.

They network and are alert yet they have no guide, teacher or instructor to make things work. As self-starters, they are wise to prepare ahead. How about your forthcoming tests or school project? Do you read the 'Search the Scriptures' lesson in preparation for the Sunday school? Do your best in everything, pray and God will see you through.
Do not allow dull moments in your life; be active. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
James 1:17

When I was a teenager I sometimes challenged my mother when she tried to encourage me to have faith. “Trust God. He will take care of you,” she would tell me. “It’s not that simple, Mom!” I would bark back. “God helps those who help themselves!”

But those words, “God helps those who help themselves” are nowhere to be found in Scripture. Instead, God’s Word teaches us to depend on Him for our daily needs. Jesus tells us, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:26–27).

Everything we enjoy—even the strength to earn a living and “help ourselves”—are gifts from a heavenly Father who loves us and values us beyond our ability to fathom.

As Mom neared the end of her life, Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of her creative mind and memories, but her trust in God remained. She lived in our home for a season, where I was given a “front-row seat” to observe God’s provision for her needs in unexpected ways—ways that helped me see she had been right all along. Instead of worrying, she entrusted herself to the One who promised to take care of her. And He showed Himself faithful.

Loving Lord, please help me to trust You to take care of me today, tomorrow, and forever! Don’t worry about tomorrow—God is already there.

The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 6:25–34 emphasizes the fatherly care of God for those who follow Jesus, making worry about the basic things of life unnecessary. The main idea in the word translated “worry” is “distracting or anxious care.” In Luke 10:41, Jesus said Martha was “worried and upset about many things.” Paul wrote in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything.” Six times the word worry appears in Matthew 6:25–34. For those who call God “Father,” worry is unreasonable (vv. 25–30), uncharacteristic (vv. 30–32), unproductive (v. 33), and unprofitable (v. 34). What might you be doing or not doing that indicates a lack of trust in God as our faithful heavenly Father?

“And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?” (Numbers 16:3)

The true nature of a man is known when he occupies an important position of authority. This is why several factors must be considered before appointment into any leadership position that demands responsibilities in the house of God.

From the text, Korah, Dathan and Abiram led a rebellious group against the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Korah persuaded 250 other important leaders to join him. He was not satisfied with his duties of helping the priests to look after the most sacred objects in God’s tent (Numbers 4:115).

He went to Moses on a wrong premise that Moses and Aaron were not more important or holier than any other Israelite. He was not mindful of the fact God had given special authority to Moses and Aaron. He was jealous of the power and authority they had over the people. He also wanted this type of power. This was the ultimate reason behind his rebellion.

We should be careful not to allow presumption and contention overcome our reasons of wanting to hold a particular position, either in the church of God or in the society. We should not presume to know more than others or leaders set over us. We should work more for the faith that was once delivered onto the saints than contend for position as it happened to Lucifer.

Believers should always be on their guard to quickly notice any contentious spirit trying to grip over their souls. They should be satisfied with whatever position God put them in the church or in the society, pray and wait for His promotion at its right time, and they will never regret. Avoid carnal consideration they are deadly.

“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Job‬ ‭8:7‬ ‭KJV.

When you were born you did not bring any money or material into this world;even if your parents have secured all these before your arrival.You came naked.

The day you were conceived,some couples tried also but it never resulted in pregnancy. Your pregnancy came to term and you were delivered safely,not aborted nor miscarried. You grew up and survived all childhood sicknesses and illnesses ,you did not die in infancy nor got wiped away in your tender age.

Now you are "somebody" from "nobody".Is it because you are intelligent,or smart or rich?There is nothing you have,that God has not mercifully provided for you.Be grateful.(Psalm 139:14)

God has been very faithful to you,from your small beginning ,He has greatly increased you. He deserves all the praise and glory.

EXAMPLES
1.David:A forgotten shepherd boy, anointed King of Israel while a ruling King was still on the throne(1 Samuel 16:1113)
2.Esther,an orphaned slave girl,was divinely chosen as the Queen in Persia(Esther 2:17).
3.Jabez: Named as "Sorrow" by the mother,became more Honourable than his brethren(1 Chronicles 4:910).
4.Saul (who became Paul): a terrorist/arch persecutor of the church became one of the chief Apostles(Galatians 1:1)
5.YOU: From your humble beginning ,you are  now being reckoned with.(Job 8:7)

WHAT TO DO
1.Release everything about you to God.
2.Be faithful in little,greater glory coming.
3.Let God showcase you, don't play "smart".
4.Stand and act on the Word of God.
5.Be grateful all the time and praise Him.

Prayer points:
1.Father,thank You for my yesterday,and for my today and my tomorrow yet to come.
2.Father,at each step on the way up,teach me to be humble and be a blessing to others.
3.Father,as You bless me,let me show others the way as well in Jesus name.
4.Lord, take away from me the sluggard spirit in Jesus

HYMN
TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY

1.  Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord;
Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.

2. Take time to be holy, the world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret, with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus, like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.

3. Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide;
And run not before Him, whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.

4. Take time to be holy, be calm in thy soul,
Each thought and each motive beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love,
Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above.

PRAYER POINT
1. Lord, destroy any seed of rebellion against God chosen fathers and mothers in the faith that may be within me.
2. Lord, purify my heart from every virus of carnal ambition, comparisons and murmurings.
3. Give me grace to be faithful to my calling.
4. Give us in the Church an environment where every one is at his best in the service of the Lord.
5.Father Lord, what a joy it is to know that I can place my confidence in You!
6.Father Lord No matter what I am going through and no matter what I am facing, You will be my help in Jesus name. Amen.
7.Father Lord you will forever be my God and my Saviour in Jesus name. Amen

Encourage yourself in the Lord and move on, don't allow today situation to wail you down, better days are ahead of you. Be strong in the Lord, your testimony is sure. Ephesians 4:18, “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.”

Please note, Ignorance is something that every one who wants to move forward in life must fight with a passion. Bishop Oyedepo said that there is no mountain anywhere, every man's ignorance is his mountain. Here are some things you must not be ignorant about:
1. You must not be ignorant of the grace of God that has brought you salvation and blessings immeasurable.
2. You must not be ignorant of the fact that you carry the life of God in you.
3. You must not be ignorant of the fact that God has endowed you with wisdom to make you excel in life.
4. You must not be ignorant that God's power is in you and his presence is with you always.
5. You must not be ignorant of the fact that you are a saint and you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, therefore, righteousness is your nature and you don't take pleasure in sin. God is by your side. Don't be ignorant of the fact that the devil is under your feet and you're sitted with Christ in heavenly places.