Tuesday, 13 September 2011

HE IS FAITHFUL

 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all 
unrighteousness.

Today I came to encourage and to remind you that, I don't care what you have done or what your past is. God does not want you and I to hold on to or struggle with sin in our lives. He want us to live obediently to His word. However, when we stumble He also teaches us to repent from our sins by confessing it and turning away from it by making a 180 degress turn not 360.  As we do, He instantly forgives us because He is faithful and gracious in all His ways towards us His children.


By confessing, He offers us purity through His forgiveness wiping everything clean and remembers it no more. Nothing we can do on our own can purify us, even if we tried so hard. This because we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God but through Jesus Christ, we have been redeemed and made heirs to the Kingdom of God. This Jesus Christ did by exchanging and trading in our filthy rags and sins on the cross for His righteousness - wow what a privilege and an honour!

All this because He wants us to be in a right relationship with God our heavenly Father. So my dear sisters and brothers in Christ, do not ever think you are not worthy of being forgiven because you and I may struggle at times with the same type of sin. But as we repent, we also learn to ask God work in us both to will and to work His good pleasure by resisting that sin next time ( Philippians 2:13 with emphasis added). This helps us to become stronger and stronger  to resist temptation to sin in the future.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Just remember His is faithful and His word cannot be broken.

VERSE FOR MEDITATION:

who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.--Titus 2:14

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

Monday, 12 September 2011

DELIGHT IN THE LORD

Psalms 37:5
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

For any of us who will sincerely put our trust in the Lord by committing our lives to Him, God’s strength and comfort is available to help us in our time of need. God knows that we will stumble at times by not completely walking in His ways. God is merciful, loving, forgiving and kind. For a moment, we may feel or even think, that we have fallen away from the Lord, this is not true. Once we commit our liives to the Lord, His strong hand is always reaching out to us to help us stay on a firm ground, He will hold us up when we stumble.

As children of the most High God, we need to come to the understanding and the knowledge that God is able to care for our every need better than we can for ourselves. We should patiently wait in the Lord (Psalm 37:7) to work out what He has predestined for our lives in Him. Today, I want to encourage us all to allow ourselves to experience the great pleasure and joy found only in the presence of the Lord. Spend time to get to know Him  better today because having knowledge of His unfailing love towards us will indeed give us His great pleasure and unspeakable joy, Amen!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything in our lives to Him e.g, families, careers, businesses, jobs, ministries relationships to His control and guidance.

VERSE FOR MEDITATION:
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.--Proverbs 16:3

2011 By Enyonam Gbekle. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

DO YOU HAVE PASSION FOR CHRIST?

Luke 19:10
Indeed, the Son of Man has come to seek and to save people who are lost."

Do you have a passion for Christ? If you do then you will have a passion for the lost. Jesus was and is all about saving souls. We are the channel in which God has chosen to communicate His love and saving power through. Remember that learning to ride a bike takes practice and so does learning how to be a witness for Christ. We must become passionate and determined to be a soul winner. Ask God for the passion and then begin to study about witnessing.

Here are a few scriptures to get you started.
Romans 10:14,15  Romans 1:16 Second peter 3:9 Acts 4:31 Acts 14:3 Acts 19:8

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