A personal prayer

It is my prayer that by the sanctifying power of Christ the attribute of satan will be expelled from my soul. I choose to follow Christ and pray for wisdom not to allow the love of pleasures and earthly riches to become barrier to my relationship with HIM. I pray for wisdom to train my children in the heavenly pattern. It i my desire to surround them with influence that lead them to peace and happiness and the correct view of life.

I long for open ear that hears the Holy Spirit  speak to my heart. I am encouraged that Christ came to the world to seek the lost and save them. I pray that as i grow in Christ i will be a sower of his word. I desire to share the fruit of Christlike sympathy  by personal ministry with others. I pray to hold-fast in faith as i go about the tribulation of this life.

May my life be a testimony to my friends, family and neighbors that demonstrates  seed sown in fertile ground that bear fruit a hundred fold………

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Belonging to Gods’ Family

God is Love and Love is relational. Our God identifies himself in family terms. Father, Son and Spirit. God treasures relationships. The trinity is God’s relationship to himself. Due to his nature of being relational he created us so that he can bring us to his family and share with us all that he has.
His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure. Eph 1:5.
When we place our faith in Christ, God becomes our Father, we become his children and other believers become our brothers and sisters. Although all humans were created by God, not all are his children. The only way to get into Gods family is by being born again into it. We become part of the human family by the first birth and by being born again the second birth you become a member of Gods family. John 1:12-13 But to all who have received him, those who believe in his name, he has given the right to become God’s children .children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God. and also 1 Peter 1:3 God gives us the privilege of being born again so that we can become members of his own family

Our human families here on earth are a wonderful gift from God and an even more important is the Godly family as it lasts into eternity. Our human families have limitations and shortfalls they are temporary and fragile and often broken by divorce, distance, growing old and inevitably death. On the contrary our spiritual family will continue for ever through eternity. It is therefore worthwhile to invest in this family which outlast our current human family.
Like in any other family being born again has its benefits. There are great birthday presents which include the family name, family likeness, family privileges, family intimate access and the family heritage. My God will meet all your needs according to his riches in Christ Jesus Philippians 4: 19 Here on earth we are given riches of : his grace, his mercy, his kindness, his patience, his wisdom, his glory and his power. In eternity we shall inherit even more. We shall get to be with the God forever. We will be completely changed to be like Christ for ever, we will be free from all pain, death and suffering. we will be rewarded and assigned positions of service and we will get to share Christ’s glory.

Activate your Faith

Often when Jesus was with his disciples and there was lack of one kind or another, He rebuked them  oh you of little faith We read in Matthew 6:30

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Yes our God provides for all our material things. Also in  Matthew  8:26

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

He also controls the storms of nature as well as storms of our troubled hearts. Again in Matthew 14:31

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?.

Peter lost his focus and his faith flattered, he looked out on Christ the only one who could help. When you are apprehensive about the troubles around you and doubt Jesus presence or ability to help, you must remember that he is the only one who can help you.

Jesus rebuked them for  he was so full of supplies for their specific needs in the circumstances that they encountered but the disciples  did take only very little from him. Our problem with faith like Jesus disciples is that we take too little from God. Faith is the hand that takes from the hand of God and when we lack faith then we are not able to access Gods blessings which are freely supplied by grace and given by his love.

Our God derives pleasure when we access and take all that we need from him for our day to day needs. Like every loving Father to his children it gives him pleasure  when we take from his abundant supply for all our needs. We please God when we receive from him and this is only possible through faith. The bible tells us that the greater blesses the lesser and definitely between God and ourselves we are the lesser and God is the greater. So when we humble ourselves and take our place as the receiver we are letting God be God in our lives and he loves it.
Our faith is small when we take only a little from God. When we only take a  little from Him for our needs, we must be taking from somewhere else. This means our faith is in someone or something else and God is just a standby. a last resort or plan B. That should not be the case. God should always come first. Our God is a jealousy God and he wants us to put him first in everything. Make God glad by making him first in everything and getting from him all your needs through faith. Ask God to enlarge your capacity to receive not based on how deserving you think you are, but based solely on His grace to supply and His love to give.