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Discovering Your New Purpose

The New Year is finally here. Although some goals may have been achieved in the previous year, others may not. This is another chance to start fresh and discover your new purpose. God has not called the already equipped people. He equips the people He calls. You may be worried about your finances, your health, disfunction in your family life, or you may already have a busy schedule; however, God wants to see your faith (Hebrews 11:1).

If God has given you a vision, it’s now time to act on this vision. More importantly, you should pray, fast and ask the Lord for his directions. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Be that as it may, when God has already sanctioned your walk; all you have to do is to ask him to guide your steps.

Do not let the enemy whispers doubts and lies regarding your ability. The enemy comes to steal, kill and to destroy. However, God came so that you can have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). There are going to be critics and naysayers who will stop at nothing to distract you from discovering your new purpose. Quit trying to please these people, as you look forward to your destiny. Life is too short to live it being distracted by others. Each of us has a number at which time we will cease to be on this earth (Job 14:5; Psalm 90:12).

At the end of your journey here on earth, you will not be standing before these people, you will be standing before God. He will determine how well you have spent your time while here on this earth. If it is pleasing to him, then you will hear; well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord (Matthew 25:23). 

Happy New Year!

Rejoice At His Birth

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, which means God with us (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth (Luke 1:14). And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son (1 John 5:11).

The heart is described by National Geographic Science as the body’s most essential organ. It is the body’s engine room responsible for pumping life-sustaining blood throughout the body. Therefore, the scripture advises that, above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23 NIV).

The heart is sensitive, and that is where the devil will introduce different seeds of evil to take root. These seeds will eventually begin to grow if the heart sustains and nourishes them. The biblical story in Genesis 4 of Cain and Abel depicts an evil seed of jealousy. Both brothers made sacrifices to God; however, God favored Abel’s sacrifice over Cain’s. As a result, Cain became enraged with jealousy. He then murdered his brother, Abel. As a punishment, God condemned Cain to a life of wandering. 

The Bible depicts the fruits that will be produced if the heart is guarded with the Words of God, instead of evil. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness (Galatians 5:22 NIV).  

 

Jesus told his disciples, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.

Alexander MacLare


Happy Father’s Day

He Has Risen!

Matthew 28:6

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week, leading up to Easter. During this time, write down some things that you will totally abstain from during Holy Week:
This is a ritual whereby many people give up something for a period of time in anticipation of a celebration of new beginnings.
Here are some things you can choose from, that you might consider giving up:
Intangible:
Winning an argument
Talking negatively about others
Lamenting missed opportunities
Resentment toward someone
Anxiety about the future
Focusing on your perceived weaknesses
Repeating gossip
Anger and resentment
Un-forgiveness
Hatred
Jealousy
Grudge
Greed
Fear
Doubt
etc.
Tangible:
– Favorite foods
– Drinks
– Meat
– Poultry
– Fast Food
– Favorite TV Shows
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Instagram
– Video Games
– Over-excessive Use of Cell Phones
– etc.
Holy Week is not about giving up something that you enjoy in an effort to somehow please God. You’re to also give up something that’s holding you back. The benefit of such a practice is that you give yourself time to create new habits which will enhance your soul’s expression and bring about great blessings, peace and joy.
 Holy Week
 
Happy Holy Week!

 

Our Christmas Wishes To You

Dear Family and Friends,

We wish you a season filled with God’s peace and joy. May the true meaning of Christmas dwell in your heart. Jesus assures you that, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So, don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27, NLT).

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!!!

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