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Why Worry When You Can Pray?

The thought of worry may be the first thing that comes to mind when you are facing difficult times in your life. As human, it is natural to experience different emotions when you are faced with difficulties in your life. However, if you allow God to take control; he will guide you in the right directions. Therefore, cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved (Psalm 55:22).

There may be anxious thoughts that flood your mind as you navigate the difficult situations in your life; but anxiety will only allow you to be stressful and lose focus in moving forward. You should instead cast all your anxieties on the Lord because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).

“The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble” (Thomas Watson).

Are You In A Season of Isolation?

When you are in a season of isolation, God will allow people to leave your life, as he prepares you for a new assignment, a higher level of anointing, a new blessing, or a renewed purpose in order for you to embark on what he calls you to accomplish on this earth.

At first you may be disappointed and heart-broken when people you thought would have been there with you, decided to leave your life. Although this may be true, you should instead count it as pure joy, because now you can walk in your purpose and become more successful in who God has called you to be, without having them around as hindrance. If they were a part of God’s plan for your life, then he would have allowed them to stay and accomplish this plan. However, God cannot use people who will not contribute good to your life; but would contribute evil instead.

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers (Proverbs 6:16-19, ESV).

Whom Do You Trust?

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God (Psalm 20:7, ESV).

There are two circumstances in life when you know who your true families and friends are:

  1. When you are going through trials and tribulations
  2. When God starts blessing you

When you are going through trials and tribulations, you will know who will stay true to you, as you ride out your storm. These people will be with you in the storm, and they will be with you after the storm.

When God starts blessing you, some people will be happy for you; however, others who have bitter, hateful, and jealous spirits will certainly not be happy for you. Jeremiah 17:9 warns that the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? These people do not care what you were going through while you were facing your trials and tribulations. Instead, they are looking at how God has begun to bless you, after you have passed your test and rode through the storm with Jesus alone.

That is why you should put your trust in God, because he never fails. In doing so, it will save you a lot of disappointments and heart breaks. You do not know what is ahead of you in life. Therefore, trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).

New Year Message

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year, as you bid farewell to 2020. The year 2021 is a time to start fresh, despite any obstacles that you may have faced in 2020. If you have not come to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, 2021 is the time to embark on building a personal relationship with him. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV). Remember to use your time wisely, as life is short, and our days are numbered (Psalm 90:12). Finally, do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6, NIV).

Happy New Year!!!

God with Us

Matthew 1:23

In this era of uncertainty, as the world continues to grapple with the effect of COVID-19, you sometime wonder if you are alone, as you go through life’s struggles. Christmas 2020 may not be the same for you, as it was during other times. Your life may have changed as a result of a tragedy, such as, the loss of a loved one, a life-threatening medical diagnosis, a divorce, or a financial uncertainty. Regardless of such life-changing tragedies, there is one certainty that you can be assured of, and that is, “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). This scripture highlights the joy that came into the world, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

It is comforting to know that with all the evil and uncertainty happening in the world today, that your hope is not embedded in this world. You have an eternal home, of which you are a citizen, as you are just a visitor on this earth. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20, ESV). Find joy, peace, and hope, knowing that, “God with us,” as you go through your journey here on this earth.

A Prayer for Joy, Peace, and Hope

Lord, Jesus, it is sometimes difficult to find joy, peace, and hope in the midst of life’s struggles and uncertainty. However, thank you for the reminder of Immanuel, “God with us.” Therefore, I look to you for that courage and strength to experience joy, peace, and hope, despite my circumstances. You are worthy of my praise, no matter what I am facing in my life. Help me to continue to pray and trust you to work through every situation that I am facing today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

What’s in a Name?

A name is a personal identification and can have different meanings for some people. There is a special name that has a very powerful meaning. The scripture declares that she will bear a son, and you shall call his name JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21, ESV). Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11, ESV).

Jesus is the Savior who brought salvation to this earth. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11, ESV). Salvation is a free gift that God gave us through his son, Jesus, so that we can be saved from the consequences of our sins. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12, ESV).

Jesus is the reason for the season. Therefore, as we prepare for the celebration of Christmas, in honor of Jesus, remember the reason that he came to this earth.

Are you facing a chronic or terminal illness, a financial hardship, a marriage break-down, the death of a loved one, an addiction, or other personal or family turmoil? As you go through the storm right now, God promises you that He will be with you always to the end (Matthew 28:20). He will give you peace in the midst of the storm (Mark 4:39). Hold on to Jesus, and you can ride out your storm.

Ask God to grant you the courage, faith and strength to make it through the storm. You may not understand everything right now, as the Lord’s thoughts are not like your thoughts, and His ways are not like your ways (Isaiah 55:8). However, you are reminded that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Thank You Lord

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the world. It can be difficult to see hope and be grateful. However, look for something to give thanks for every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

Remember that you are sent out as sheep among wolves (Luke 10:3). The closer you are to the shepherd, the safer you are from the wolves. The Lord is your shepherd (Ps. 23:1). A good shepherd’s duty is to take care of the sheep (Ps. 23:1-2: Luke 2:8; John 10:2; 21:15). The shepherd loves his sheep so much, that he lays down his life for them (John 1:29; 10:11; 15:13; Heb. 13:20). The shepherd knows his sheep and they know him (John 10:3-4; 10:14-15; Ps. 100:3; 79:13). The shepherd keeps his sheep together, so that they are not scattered. He will search and find any sheep that is gone astray (Ezek. 34:11-16; Luke 15:4-7; John 10:16; Ps. 78:52).

Jesus is the head shepherd over the churches, which contain all his sheep. Jesus gave Peter a command three times to “feed my sheep,” in response to Peter’s admission of love for him (John 21:15-17). Peter obeyed Jesus’ command, and exhorted the elders in the churches of Asia to be a shepherd and feed the flock under their care (1 Pet. 5:2). This command was not only given to Peter, but to all the shepherds in the local churches, who would lead Jesus’ sheep.

Who Is Your Rock?

From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I (Psalm 61:2).

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