HE HEARS:

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1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us.

I always call out my mum even when i have nothing to tell her, immediately i step into the house, she is the first person i call out, i shout out and keep calling her until she responds. She complains about it at times but she doesn’t seem to understand that it gives me joy when she responds and i get to now she is home…i can’t seem to get the right words to explain to her either.

You see, i love my mum and i love finding her at home, the house always seems and feels empty without her presence.

A good friend of mine once lent me a book that spoke of how this Pastor’s wife who was a stay at home wife had kids and each one would come in the house, at different intervals through the door and yell out ‘MUM’ and she would respond, ‘yes Darling, i am upstairs ironing, do you need anything?’ the particular child would respond saying ‘no’ and leave the house shutting the door behind them. This happened with all her 5 kids, each calling to her and she responding the same way. I could relate to this…

Our Father in heaven always hears and responds to us when we call Him, ever so lovingly and He never gets tired of responding however many times or however much we call Him. He loves us unconditionally.

Mark 1:40-41 tells us He is always willing to do what we ask of Him. Question is do we go to Him with a willing heart? Do we call out to Him only when in trouble or at all times? I know for sure and always continuously pray that i may always remember that i need Him more on my best days than on my worst days.

He is always willing to make us better, but are we willing to let Him change us…change our lives…are we, willing to surrender fully to Him so He can take over and mould us into who He created us to be?

The story of after Jesus’ resurrection in Luke 24:13-19 helps us understand more of what He wants from us. He asked them ‘What things?’ (GNB) not because He didn’t know what had happened, but because He delights in us telling Him what is happening or what is going on despite Him knowing it all.

#KingdomBusiness

#RemainEverBlessed

#ThisGodIsTooMuch

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FAITH IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT:

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Someone once approached me and asked me how do I always manage to have it all together…truth be told, it is God’s grace in my life, if left alone to myself, I’d be such a disaster. His grace is truly sufficient. There’s a lot more to God’s grace that meets the eye, let us share just some bit of the tip of the ice berg. Let us begin with what you say and what you believe,  what you hear and what you choose to believe. 

What people say ‘fake it until you make it’ is a lie of the devil. God created you an original,  why should you fake it or be a copy,  clone or shadow of what and who God created you to be? We were created in his own image and likeness  (Genesis 1:27) 

If there is anyone we should copy, then it is God and not anyone else because our standard should always be Christ. (Ephesians 4:13). We are to strive to be more like Him everyday…we can never go wrong in this regard. When we were created, each one was uniquely made, He had you alone in mind when He created you, reason why no one else has your fingerprint and so no one else can fulfill the purpose you alone were created to fulfill. Do not cheapen yourself by trying to be someone else, a copy, a mere shadow of someone else.

So how about you ‘faith it until you make it’ – this is what gives me confidence,  knowing who I am and whose I am and striving to be more like Him everyday and despite falling, He picks me up all the time and sets my feet on solid ground ( Psalms 23:3), and so I faith it everyday and manage to keep it together because the path of the righteous is like the sunrise,  getting brighter and brighter until the perfect day ( Proverbs 4:18)

I am a work in progress, we all are and I’m getting there everyday.

So how about you ‘faith it until you make it’, it surely sounds true and better and it works for sure…

#FaithItUntilYouMakeIt

#RemainEverBlessed

#KingdomBusiness

TRUE LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP :

Proverbs 18:24 

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that stickers closer than a brother.

True love and friendship are easy to find, contrary to what the father of lies has people believing. ( John 8:44 ).

Finding true love and true friends is easy, but this is only a reality for those who surrender their lives to God. Only when you are where and when God wants you to be and walk on the path He destined for you that everything falls into place. You meet your destiny helpers, friends who build you and draw you closer to God and true love that you won’t and never will find anywhere else.

The enemy will convince you that you can’t find these until you go looking in the wrong places and you end up with the wrong people, doing wrong things, trying to please people who don’t care and definitely being drawn further away from God.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:33, ‘Do not be misled; bad company ruins good character.’ When God sent His own son to die for us, it is clear that after His death we are supposed to rest in His perfect, finished works. ( Hebrews 4:9-11)

Entering into God’s rest is worry for nothing, wanting and needing nothing a, being at peace because you know over 2000 years ago Jesus declared, ‘it is finished’ when He died on the cross. Being in God’s rest doesn’t happen overnight, sincerely speaking, I am learning it everyday. This can be attained when you surrender your all to Him totally and completely, when you put Him first always, even in the minor details such as asking Him what to wear, because if it is a concern to you…it is a matter of concern to Him too.

When you enter God’s rest, you go through a process of being made a vessel of honor ( 2 Timothy 2:20-21). It is usually a painful process of separation,  He separates you from the world and worldy things, your social circle grows smaller, you lose patience for certain people and things and behaviours. The friends you love so much no longer communicate and vice versa…He removes what you want and puts in place people and things you never thought you needed but you do. It’s a process of purification and sanctification. He is setting you aside for His use.

It is painful but worth it. He removes what is not from and of Him and gets you ready to receive what is of and from Him all to the glory of His name. ( Malachi 3:3, Acts 15:9, James 4:8, Psalms 12:6, 1 John 3:3, Numbers 31:23).

 This process makes you refined and a vessel of honor. Our God is a consuming fire ( Hebrews 12:29) . Ezekiel 36:25 says ‘ Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean, I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from your idols. ‘

When you are a vessel of honor, you are more like Jesus and less like the world, your  character changes which definitely makes you a better person, someone who has the attributes of a true friend, one who builds others and draws them closer to God.

God’s nature in you attracts people to you, both good and bad. Bad people to steal, destroy and kill you (John 10:10) 

God protects His own,  this is where because you are growing to be more like Him ( Romans 8:29) , you are in God’s perfect will and in the path that He has created for you. This causes you to attract the true friends,  true love and destiny helpers ( Psalms 32:8) . He directs you on where to be, at what time and doing what, this in turn makes you meet the right people at the right time. Right company will always strive to better you.  All of us yearn for true friends and love…question is are you a true friend? Will you rub your godly character on others thereby bettering them and drawing them to God?  Or are you set out to destroy others? ( John 10:10)

#RemainEverBlessed

#KingdomBusiness

GOD IS AN INVESTOR:

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John 6:12

When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

God is an investor and not a waster. The kingdom of God invests. You and me are investments and God definitely wants returns from His investment. The breathe of life He has given you is an investment, the talents and gifts are all investments. (Luke 19: 12-19, Matthew 25:14-23).

The question remains, as an investment in God’s Kingdom, what returns are you bringing. As a Christian, , we all have responsibilities, none of us was created without a purpose ( Jeremiah 1:5), and each one is unique to his/her purpose. What are you doing for God? What are you doing good for and in His kingdom? Are you bringing in returns? Are you set to advance God’s Kingdom?

At the end of age, will you be rewarded like the faithful servants (Luke 19:15-19). Or will what you are given, even if little…be taken away because of your lack of faithfulness? ( Luke 19:20-23, 26)

#KINGDOM BUSINESS

#REMAINEVERBLESSED

#GRATEFUL

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

A few weeks ago, i took a VIA character discovery test with my students and the end result was that my number one strength was that i am grateful.. This of course made me so excited.

A few days later, i had a conversation with my spiritual Daddy and he told me to everyday think of something or one thing to thank God for. Before we had this conversation, my spirit had been tarrying in thanksgiving as i was fellow shipping with the Holy Spirit.

Truth be told, saying thank you when undergoing a rough patch is the hardest of all. I remember once i was having a truly hard time and i was just about to open my mouth and complain and the Holy Spirit told me to just thank. I almost questioned Him with tears in my eyes because i was truly hurt, but i just obeyed and started thanking God and it didn’t take me long, the heaviness in my heart and spirit disappeared.

It is God’s will for us to give thanks. It is a commandment. I took up the challenge that my Daddy gave me, everyday however tough, i look for what to thank God. I thank God i am beautiful, i have brains, i have a loving family, i have a job and even to details such as thanking Him that i only go hungry if i choose to, but not because i do not have.

Thanksgiving calms me, calms my spirit, when i start saying thank you, even though i am in a depressing situation and as hard as it is, it gets easier and i feel lighter. Having an attitude of gratitude isn’t easy, but very possible, it takes continuous practice every other day despite the circumstances you are facing.

Thanking God compels Him to perfect our blessings (Luke 17: 12-19). Thanking Him for what He has done compels Him to do what He hasn’t yet. It makes Him move things in our favor. You can’t thank God and lack.

God’s word says in Philippians 4:6 says ‘ Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.’ (KJV)

I was fellow shipping with the Holy Spirit and He started reminding me of things that i am enjoying now that were once my prayer points. Are you aware that where you are right now is someone else’s prayer point?

I have a catalogue of testimonies, i once prayed for godly friends, i now have a flock of them, people who sincerely love and want the best for me, who pray with and for me, who encourage me and who influence me positively. I once prayed for a job in line with my purpose, i am doing it right now, i didn’t even apply for it…it looked for me.

I also once prayed for a spiritual covering, a spiritual father who would mentor me, guide me, pray for me and who i could be accountable to, who would be proud of me and love me just like his own. I am excited to say God more than answered this prayer. I am a mega daughter of a mega Daddy. My spiritual parents are like no other.

A wise man said appreciation is application for more. Be wise.

#BeGrateful

#Thanksgiving

#KingdomBusiness

 

HELP MY DISBELIEF…

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Mark 9:24

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (KJV)

I tend to believe that Christian life isn’t for the faint hearted, because we are soldiers in God’s army. That doesn’t mean that we don’t go through moments of weariness or discouragement…believe me…i do and i am certain i am not alone.

Even encouragers always are in need of encouragement. Being one who has the gift of exhortation, i know once in a while i need encouragement and we as the children of the Most High are privileged to always draw from a source that never runs dry.

I recently found myself in a situation that almost left me hopeless. My loved ones were going through a hard time, i had my own share of challenges and i felt overwhelmed. Have you ever been in a situation where you had no option but to remain strong?  (my favorite exclamation word) its a tough tough place to be in but this is also where you learn how truly strong you really are.. You have to put on a brave face all the time, no time to breakdown or everything else crumbles and falls apart.

I went through so many emotions, should i give up, should i run away, should i turn a blind eye and i found myself between a rock and a hard place…everything around me was weighing me down. If there is anything i thank God for is that even when i go through such phases, i never have an option of giving up on Him. I cannot and never imagine crucifying my Lord again.

I sat down and asked the Holy Spirit what i should do, He told me just trust . That is a hard thing to do when all else is not working around you. Many at times we trust God when we are not in hardships or its not us who are going through the hardships but when any obstacle threatens to tear us apart…our faith fails. As believers, we should always walk by faith and not sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

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We trust God for a loved ones healing, we trust God to provide for that family or we trust God for somethings in our lives but not with everything in our life. You can trust God to provide for you financially but not trust Him to give you a spouse, or you can trust Him to heal a loved one but not provide for you financially.

It is in these times that we need to press in harder, trust harder and have more faith because the enemy is set out to steal your faith ( John 10:10). The Bible tells us it is impossible to please Him without faith ( Hebrews 11:6). Do not let your unbelief prevent you from entering your rest. (Hebrews 3:19, 4:6,11). If ever you found yourself in this situation, just ask Him to help your disbelief, to help you have more faith. He answers every prayer. He will help you and pick you up.

Go on ahead and ask Him, He is your Father and He will never withhold any good thing from you. (Psalms 84:11)

#TRUSTANDOBEY

#KINGDOMBUSINESS

 

 

SELF ESTEEM:

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And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Psalms 139:14

I will praise thee; for i am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

I was 15 years old and in high school, Senior 2 to be exact, an equivalent of Form 2 in Kenya. I was young, so proud, noisy (class noisemaker) and struggling with self esteem. No one ever knew i was struggling, not even my closest friend, i knew how to hide it behind my pride, so well i almost deceived myself.

I hated my legs, i hated my feet, i hated my face, i felt like i wasn’t beautiful enough…i wasn’t even being approached by any boys in school…ours being a mixed school…goodness, i asked God why…despite me not having an intimate relationship with God. I had and still am bow legged…i had and still have a slender and long foot…size 7/40…i felt like my toes were not the epitome of beauty…i had big brown eyes, cheek bones and a double chin…felt like i had attributes of a male…every single day was a struggle, i described myself as a walking disaster. I had my own ‘click’ of friends who in my heart and everyone else’s they were the definition of beauty…i hid my insecurities behind their beauty.

I can’t remember when exactly i stopped having low self esteem and trashing myself but i can say for a fact i love me…when i started accepting the flaws that made me beautiful, that made me uniquely me, i became someone totally different. When i read God’s word and saw myself through His eyes…even the devil has got nothing on me.

When i had this revelation, nothing could stop me…my demeanor changed, my mindset changed. I would strut down the streets of my school like i owned it…like it was my runway. Formerly known as the chaotic noisy girl…now i was ‘Her Yellowness’ ( i am yellow) , popular brown and beautiful girl in school…i even got boyfriends. ( :-/ ). I was still noisy and chaotic though…

Think about it…if all of us looked the same and did the same things ( not saying this in bad faith…Chinese all look the same to me, yet they are different )…won’t the world be so boring? Accept you, love you…because when our Father was creating you…He only had you in mind…no one else…one original…not a copy. Every time i read Psalms 139, tears come to my eyes. How wonderful is my Father, who knows me in and out…knows all my flaws and mistakes, past, present and future and still loves me the same…and still loves me unconditionally…and still calls me beautiful…very good.

I am beautiful…in and out…  fearfully and wonderfully made, i am very good…because God’s word says that everything He made is very good…nothing He made is ugly. The power of ‘I AM’ starts with self love and self acceptance…its hard to value something that doesn’t value itself, same goes for us human beings…

Each and everyone of us was created in His image (Genesis 1:26-27) . Sit down and think…is God ugly? No…you are what and who God says you are. You are beautiful, made in His image and likeness, fearfully and wonderfully made, very good.

Believe in His word and see your life change before your very eyes. He loves you, ask Him to show you how He sees you. See yourself through His eyes.

My God said it, I believe it and that settles it.

#JesusLovesYou

#YouAreBeautiful

#KingdomBusiness

SERVING GOD TRULY PAYS…

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Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Last year was a year of major transformation for me…my life literally took a 360 degree turn, i did things i had never done before, it was an exciting experience because i moved from one spiritual level to another.

God made my feet move, initially i knew He was ordering my steps, but i wasn’t ready at all for all that He had actually planned for me. I came to Kenya from Uganda for a holiday, to spend time with my family and my best friend and we had also planned a short vacation since we were both so busy working and not playing. I also had plans to go visit my brother and his family in Germany so i had to process my papers from my homeland.

From the moment i arrived, everything changed, i was denied a visa..(which turned to be for my good) and continued with my vacation plans. When time came for me to go back to Uganda, God told me to wait, i sadly watched my best friend leave me behind not knowing what i was waiting for apart from God’s lead. So for two months of doing nothing but sitting in the house watching TV and occasionally going out to meet a few friends (rating 1/10 times), i naturally became impatient.

I could only echo God telling me to wait. Then He told me to rest, in my menial mind, i was like i am doing nothing…of course i am resting…what do You mean rest. One fine day, i was led to watch a sermon on resting in God’s finished works ( Hebrews 4:1-10)…that was when i got the revelation that i needed to stop working and worrying in my mind and actually rest in my spirit because my Father had it all taken care of. I neede to just stop working in my mind and tiring my spirit man.

It was in this quietness that i truly found out what God wanted me to do, what my destiny and purpose was…i knew my purpose, i just didn’t know how to get to doing and walking in the purpose i was created for. I was eventually led to join Bible School and i did all the 3 tiers and finished November last year. (There’s a big story pertaining to this too).

I remember literally being home only to sleep, i barely ate because i would get home so tired, just take a bath and head to bed. My Mama would forcefully wake me up to eat. I remember being in church every single day from early morning to late evening. The force that was driving me wasn’t my own. My heart swelled with so much love for God’s house. I understood what David said in Psalms 69:9 The zeal of God’s house had eaten me up, i was consumed, i was in Evangelism, i did Sanctuary Keeping, i was in Choir (my first love in serving God), i was in Prayer Squad, i literally lived and breathed God and church.

My mum once told me that i was over doing this church thing…she complained that we were not spending much time together…she had a right to, she hadn’t seen her daughter in years and when she finally did, i was so busy in God’s house. When i was home i would be praying or reading the Bible. I would ask her how she was and find out how her day had been then seclude myself in this tiny cocoon of mine to fellowship with my Father. I served God with all of me, time came i  was so exhausted and my body was screaming ‘HELP, I NEED REST’ , but i still kept working for my God because He fueled me, He gave me strength.

I thoroughly sowed my all into God’s kingdom and i can joyfully say that my Father rewarded me and continues to reward me. Doors of employment opportunities opened, i am currently working in a job i never applied for, doing what i love and in line with my purpose…which was once my prayer point. Doors of financial favor opened…i was and still am so blessed i cant believe where i am. I get to buy my Mama things and send her money every month. God is always good. (2 Timothy 2:6 , Hebrews 11:6)

Our God is a good God, He is not a taskmaster…He rewards those who diligently work for and seek Him. No labor for His kingdom is in vain. We are halfway 2017 but i am still reaping the harvest of what i sowed last year. My God has never disappointed me, there is never a time i labored to promote His kingdom and He never surprised me…seeking for the interests of His kingdom always attracts humongous blessing.

I am not bragging about my relationship with God…don’t get me wrong…i am appreciating what He has done in my life and what He continues doing. I can’t brag about my love for God because i fail Him daily, i can brag about His love for me because He never fails me and His love never fails.

#SeekGodFirst

#JesusFreak

#KingdomBusiness

LABOUR WISELY:

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Amplified Bible Mark 1:45 But he went out and began to talk so freely about it and blaze abroad the news [spreading it everywhere] that [Jesus] could no longer openly go into a town but was outside in [lonely] desert places. But the people kept on coming to Him from all sides and every quarter.
When you work for God, totally surrendering to His will, you never have to market yourself, things and people follow you because your operating under supernatural favour. When we allow God to work in us, we always draw out from a source that never runs out. Just as Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and the rest shall be added to us.
As children of God and co-heirs with Christ, you aren’t supposed to chase after things or people, they chase after you, you attract people and things, they are drawn to you.
It is also true that because of you have decided to totally surrender to the call God has for your life…you attract the bad and negative, the enemy is always out trying to steal, kill and destroy us. (John 10:10)
We are never to worry because Jesus came to give us life and in abundance and He already overcame the world. (John 16:33)
When you labour for God, when you take care of His business, He takes care of yours…He knows you have needs and He never fails at meeting them.
#LabourForGod
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LIES YOU TELL…

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Just go ahead and admit it. You’re lying to yourself today. Life gets complex, relationships get sticky, loneliness creeps in—and sometimes we just feel the need to bend the truth to make it through the week. We need our lies to keep the pain tucked away where it can’t get to us. That deceitful heart of ours has a way making it easy for us to be okay with these lies (Jeremiah 17:9)—that is, until they’re drawn out by God’s scalpel (Psalm 139:23).

These lies don’t just cover up the pain of life, though. They actually make it harder for us to grow in our faith and in our connection with others. We’ve gotten so numb to them that we don’t necessarily even see the damage they do.

But here’s one time when it’s definitely okay to “name it and claim it.” If we’re to get beyond these lies that we drag around with us, we have to identify them and call them what they are.

Have you seen any of these 5 lies in yourself today?

1. I’m Okay.

We don’t like to dig around inside and examine what’s going on. Why? Because when we start looking, we often find areas that need some major renovations. That gets messy, and most of us are far too busy to go and look for things to fix.

So, we just tie on the “I’m okay” superhero cape and trudge onward. It’s usually only when some sort of tragedy strikes that we finally realize we aren’t as okay as we thought.

But that’s not the biblical model. In the Bible, the Psalmist continually cries out for God to search him and test him and examine him so that He can keep doing the necessary renovation work (for example, Psalms 11, 17, and 26). The attitude of Scripture is more like this:

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:40)

Honestly, admitting daily that we’re not okay and that we need God’s help can be scary. It means owning our weaknesses and doing the hard work of self-examination on a regular basis. But thankfully for us, God specializes in weakness, especially when we aren’t sure where to start:

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (Romans 8:26)

We’re weak. He’s strong. And that’s the best truth there is.

2. No One Will Ever Find Out.

If we’re ever looking for justification to do something dumb, we usually start here: No one will ever know. True, there might be a thousand variations on that theme, but it almost always comes back to anonymity. That’s why private browsing on the Internet and personal devices such as smartphones and tablets can be some of the most dangerous tools known to humanity. (They’re not necessarily bad, but “personal” devices do have drawbacks.)

No one will know if I watch this. No one will know if I go here while I’m on that work trip. No one will know if I post this anonymous and hurtful comment. No one will ever know.

First of all, there’s no such thing as true anonymity in our world. What we do in “private” very often has a way of being found out and exposed. (Just pay attention to all those hacking breaches you see in the news.)

More importantly, though, God has a way of making our “no one knows” sins come out—and He doesn’t miss any:

“You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” (Psalm 90:8)

Day by day, we let this lie bring us low and keep us from living the life God has planned. You see, God knows—He always knows the dumb things we do.

But He still loves us:

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

You can’t hide… and you don’t need to.

3. No One Will Get Hurt.

This lie really could be 2b, since these two excuses are like twins. If it’s not enough that no one will know, we also like to tell ourselves that no one will get hurt. If it’s behind closed doors, if it only involves two responsible adults, if it only impacts me, then it’s got to be okay.

However, what we usually mean is that no one will get hurt that we can see right now. We often don’t like to follow the chain of problems beyond the moment or the immediate circumstances. But what we don’t always consider are the spiritual ramifications that could pop up or the problems that might not be so obvious.

We also don’t take into account that God Himself is grieved and pained by our bad choices. God felt major pain because of raging sin before the Flood (Genesis 6:6), the rebellious grieved His Holy Spirit in Israel (Isaiah 63:10), and Jesus longed to gather His people to Him when they refused to accept Him (Matthew 23:37).

In other words, our sins always inflict grief and pain. And they do so to the very one we should want to please.

4. That’s Just the Way I Am.

Often, the easiest way out of dealing with a destructive pattern in our lives is simply to make it an acceptable or unchangeable part of who we are. Whether we see it as a part of our nature or simply as something we “can’t fix,” this lie helps us avoid feeling responsible. We can’t stop it because it’s just too deeply embedded.

But what we don’t like to admit is that God is the one who made us. We were intended to look like, act like, and be like Him (Genesis 1:27; 1 John 3:2). Sure, we all trip up somewhere on the way to that goal, but saying something is “just the way I am” means saying that God messed up or was taken by surprise by our struggles. We’re really just saying that He can’t change us.

Thankfully, we’re wrong. He specializes in making broken things new.

Your struggles are real. Just confess that first. They stink; they hurt; they mess us up. Once you get that out of the way, you can begin the often very long, very painful process of being made like Christ. Just keep this promise in mind:

“… he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

Got that? He’s not going to give up halfway through because you mess up or because you’re just a special case. He will complete the work.

We just have to admit that it is a problem before we’ll ask and seek transformation.

5. I Can Do That Tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the time for Bible study, for that new morning prayer routine, for that meeting with our pastor or Christian friend. Tomorrow is when we’ll tell our spouse the truth. Tomorrow is when we’ll get honest with God.

But—and this is the truth—many times that “tomorrow” never comes. Even in the midst of how miserable some of our bad life choices make us, we just don’t like to make changes today. We look for a more opportune time—when it won’t be so hard.

That’s why the Psalmist and the writer of Hebrews make sure that we get focused on today:

“So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts…” (Psalm 95; Hebrews 3)

Telling yourself that you’ll make a change tomorrow certainly makes you feel better about today’s failures, but it rarely ever changes us. We must remember that a lack of commitment to change today comes with a steep price:

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13)

We don’t even know if we’ll have a tomorrow, but we do know we have a right now. And God is faithful in that right now.

“He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” (1 Corinthians 5:8–9)
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