Monday, June 28, 2010

Learn the Language of God

Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

For us to communicate with God effectively, we need to learn the language of God. I don't mean that God does not understand all earthly languages, but what I mean is that the only official and the only applicable language for God is THE WORD OF GOD. Just as the only official, applicable currency on the counters of heaven is faith.

We usually neglect prayers and when we pray, we pray badly. Tell God what  you want in His language (The WORD of God). For you to talk to God in His only applicable language, you need to learn the language of God so that you can be able to talk to Him in His language. God’s language is the WORD of God.

Learn to stand in the Word by faith. Let it always be your behaviour, that every time you are asking God for something, use a scripture to claim it from God. God has not changed, He remains the same forever. Our success comes not from anointing oil but from the Word of God that we apply in our lives. When we do as required, the bible says that we will not lack any good thing. This will only happen when we seek the Lord, with all our hearts and all our souls.

God wants us to discover of the unspeakable many treasures laid down in His Word by searching, seeking, meditating the Word and then applying it in our lives IN FAITH. God is not interested in lazy people who do want to work hard searching His Word as one passionately searches for a hidden treasure.

Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name

The fact that God magnifies His Word above all His name is evidence enough to tell us since He is the Word Himself, we have to learn His Word, because He gives precedence to His Word than He does to His Name

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Author: Grace W. K.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Can I get an Amen?
Thank you!

Dear GOD,
I want to thank You for what you have already done.
Believe it or not, all the good things you've been running after, they will start to run after you now .
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards,
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better,
I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me,

I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears, I am thanking you right now
I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves,
I am thanking you right now.

I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet, I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job,
I am going to thank you right now.

I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief,
I am going to thank you right now. .
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed.

I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive.

I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties.

I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more
and do better.
I'm thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.

God is just so good and he's good all the time.

This morning I knocked at Heavens door, God asked me... My CHILD...
what can I do for you?" and I said "Daddy please protect and bless the one reading this message.
God smiled and answered....
"request granted"

Author: SHIKU

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just Simple act of Kindness


Kindness: Reaching Out to Others, 6 Studies for Groups or Individuals (Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies)James 2:1-5
1. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3. And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4. Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
5. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

Maybe when we read this scripture, we think that it is not directed to us because we don't do what the scripture is condemning, but wait a minute - please read through. We may not tell the poor person to sit under our feet or stand outside literally, but we act or do some things that suggest that.
  • People usually come to church well groomed and very smart, but imagine a situation where somebody who is roughly dressed and dirty appears and sits in church. In so many instances, the facial expressions people make clearly show that they don't feel comfortable, they keep turning their heads and staring at that person as if to suggest something is wrong. Who said that only the mouth talks, even the facial expressions talks too and clearly shows what thoughts are running across the mind.
  •  Refer to Luke 7:39  Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. The Pharisee's attitude was that he was more righteous that the woman who was crying before Jesus. Let us see others as creation of God, and candidates of salvation even when they are not saved yet. Even the worst sinner can respond to love, and change and get reformed. For the power of love is explosive like a dynamite and nobody can resist it’s blast.
  • God is very much concerned on how we treat others and how we wrongly judge them. Just like God is not a respector of persons, we Christians need to have the same mind, the mind of God. We should not respect people because of their status in the society, but we should love and treasure them because they are God's creation. We should love and be merciful to all irrespective of their appearances, knowing that God has chosen the poor, rich in faith, to be heirs of His kingdom also, even those whom some among their brethren despised and oppressed. Showing kindness to the poor does not hurt. Relating and helping them shows that you have respect for God. On the other hand, not helping the poor and behaving as if we are important than them, dis-respects God who has brought them in existence.
  • If you are looking for someone to help, go to the poor, because when you do, you will not expect something in return. When I say helping them, I don't necessarily mean financial assistance (though it would also come in handy), but becoming their friends, encouraging them, calling them, praying for them, listening to them, visiting them, giving them a smile, brightening their lives, showing them kindness, the list is endless.  So many times we don't want to be associated or even to socialize with the lowly, we look for people who are in our 'class'. The bible is very clear about this and even calls it a sin according to James 2:9. God loves the poor and the needy, He is very displeased when we ignore them. Helping and appreciating the poor is a service to God, and God looks with favour to those who do it. Refer to Acts 10:1-4 and see that simple acts of kindness can open new doors for God to bless you, your family and your future generations, because it provokes God into action.
  • Partiality spirit is unfortunately working in churches and in families too. Parents are also guilty of favouring some children and leaving others out because of their performance in school or in life, causing some to suffer rejection instead of receiving love in their families. Some Pastors categorize their members as big and small, showing regard to the rich and despising the poor; God forbid that this should happen in the house of God. We are all children of God irrespective of of our social status. All of us according to psalms 139:14, are wonderfully and fearfully made.
  • Ask yourself today, when you see people, do you categorize them according to where they live, how they are dressed, their rank, their age, their gender, their appearances, their looks, their tribe? Do you either include or exclude them quietly (thought-wise and action-wise) based on these things?
  • All of us are important before God and no one is more important than the other. Next time you meet that street boy, or that street family , or a sick man, or a physically challenged person, remember the kindness of God, who loved us unconditionally when we were yet sinners and gave His only begotten Son to die for us. Show them kindness on your Father's behalf because your Father is a kind God.
Please contribute to simple acts of kindness that you can show to people and how you can cultivate the character of kindness through this blog  by clicking comment at the end of this article and God will bless you.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Dear God, I called tonight
to talk a little while,
I need a friend who’ll listen
to my anxiety and trial.

You see, I can’t quite make it
through the day just on my own.
I need your love to guide me
so I’ll never feel alone.
I want to ask you please to keep,
my family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence
for whatever fate they are bound.
Give me faith, dear God, to face
each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can’t change in any way.
I thank you God, for being home
and listening to my call.
for giving me such good advice
when I stumble and fall.
Your number, God, is the only one
that answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
never had to pay a dime.
So thank you, God, for listening to
my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night God, I love you too,
and I’ll call again tomorrow.


..."Peace > be with you!"John 20:19
> How would
> you respond to a group of fellow workers if you were their
> leader and you
> poured your life into them, teaching them all you know for
> three years, only to
> have them disband and go their own way when troubles came?
> What would you say
> to them after you were reunited for the first time? Perhaps
> you might scold
> them. Perhaps you might cite each one's offense. At the
> least, you might shame
> them for their lack of faithfulness and courage.
> After Jesus
> was crucified and raised from the dead, He appeared to the
> disciples. His first
> words to them were, "Peace be with you!"

The word > grace means > "unmerited favor." When someone loves you
> unconditionally, without
> regard to your behavior in return, it becomes a powerful
> force in your life. Such
> was the case for the disciples when Jesus appeared to them.
> They could have
> expected reprimand. Instead, they received unconditional
> love and acceptance.
> He was overjoyed to see them. They were equally overjoyed
> to see Him.
> Jesus
> understood that the disciples needed to fail Him as part of
> their training. It
> would be this failure that became their greatest motivation
> for service.
> Failure allowed them to experience incredible grace for the
> very first time.
> Grace would transform them as human beings.
> Have > you experienced this grace in your life? Have you extended > grace to those who > have hurt you? Can you let go of any wrongs that have come
> through friends or
> associates? The grace you extend may change their lives - > and yours.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Yourself from the Spirit of Poverty

  • Money Won't Make You Rich: God's Principles for True Wealth, Prosperity, and SuccessPoverty is a spirit that the devil uses to keep us from achieving what God have ordained in us.
  • God cannot trust us with His anointing, if we don’t know how to handle money.
  • Becoming faithful in little things makes God entrust us in big things
  • Lack is a golden opportunity for us to believe God for a miracle and consequently growing in faith
  • Love for money has become an idol in most human hearts. Most people can do anything for money.
  • Our source should not be money but God. We should reach a point whereby the economy of the world does not matter to us any more, because we are drawing from God as our source.
  • Poverty may not have anything to do with material stuff and money, but is is usually manifested that way.

Put God first

Haggai 1:5-9
5. Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
6. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
8. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.
9. Ye looked for much, and, lo it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

What are you busy doing? Are you working hard, but earning less, planting more but harvesting less, investing more but getting less profits or even incurring  losses? Consider your ways. Have you neglected God and all that pertains to Him? Have you ignored the great commission of spreading the Word of God? Have you put your business first than putting the business of God first? Have you put your profession first rather than putting God first?

It is as simple as it sounds - PUT GOD FIRST. When we put Him first, he will bless the works of our hands. We usually open a door for the devil to steal our resources when we stop putting God first and anything we bring home, God blows it away and we are left with nothing. Just imagine putting money in a bag that has holes. Spiritually , it happens to us Christians when we neglect the work and the ministers of God. Have you ever heard someone saying, “ I get a lot of money, but I don’t see what I do with the money or I can’t show anything I have done”? This statement is very common.

When we SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, God will turn everything around for us because He will take full control over our lives. We shall eat and be satisfied, we shall drink and be quenched, we shall clothe and be warm, our earnings shall do great projects and God shall protect our wealth instead of blowing it off.

To walk in abundance should be our key as Christians. We should be enriched in everything because our God is rich. The bible says in Haggai 2:8, The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.

Pay your Taxes to the government

Luke 20:25  And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.

When we withhold our taxes which are justly due, we open a door to the devil. Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. if we expect good services from the government, we should be faithful in paying our taxes.

Pay your tithe (Malachi3:8-11)

Tithing is fundamental. Pay God the first fruits of your earnings. Tithe is not given, but it is paid. Tithe belongs to God and when we don't pay it we are robbing God. Personally, I don’t want to be labelled as robber of God – it is terrible. The bible says that when we don’t tithe we are cursed with a curse. We should test God by tithing, for He will open the windows of heaven and bless us and we will never lack anything. Tithing should not be a one year trial, but it should be a lifestyle so as to allow God to rebuke the devourer (the devil) who comes to plunder us of our blessings.

Leviticus 27:30  And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's: it is holy unto the Lord. Tithe is our seed that we plant in God’s work (or in God’s garden). If a farmer eats the seed instead of planting it, that farmer should not expect to harvest that season. Do you want a bountiful harvest?, then sow your seeds in God.

Tithing shows our faithfulness to God, because God gives us 100% , but expects us to pay only 10%. It is a way of taking God onboard as a partner in our undertakings and therefore opening  a door for God’s protection of the 90%,  our family, our health, our jobs, our businesses, and our everything.

So the conclusion is, when we don’t tithe, we actually open a door for the devil to destroy the works of our hands. Nevertheless, as we tithe let us remember the weightier matters of the law, justice, mercy, and faith.

Remember the needy

Isaiah 58:5-14
5. Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?
6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7. Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.
9. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11. And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14. Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

For us to get healing, restoration and answered prayers, we need to stop criticizing others (pointing fingers to others). If we are part of God’s ministry in this world, we should not criticize others because we know that the devil is the accuser of the brethren and we should not help him in doing that. This does not mean that we cover sin, but we should work in restoration ministry that the Lord has given us to restore others. Most of the church splits are caused by criticizing and slander and the devil celebrates when he sees what is happening.

Sometimes we ignore relatives, whom we know very well are struggling to survive. Instead of stepping in to help without being asked, we  assume and sometimes avoid them. When we help our relatives, it touches the heart of God and provokes Him to bless us. The needy are always around us on daily basis. When we help the needy, the bible says that we lend to God, who will pay us back with an increase.

Honouring the day of worship is very important. When it is time to go to church, let your friends and family know that it is not time to come visiting you. They should know that you MUST have an appointment with God, which you can’t miss. When they see the respect you have for God, they will be convicted to repentance. Some Christians have even turned Sunday to be the time of going to the beach, for an outing and  other pleasures.

When we do as Isaiah 58: 5-14 prescribes, then we will thrive even in hard economical times (even in drought). The same God who taught Isaac how to do productive agriculture in times of drought, will teach us to make wealth even in hard, thin times.


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