05. May 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T GET STUCK WHERE YOU ARE · Categories: Action, Choices, Courage, Decision making, Depression, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David ENCOURAGED AND STRENGTHENED HIMSELF in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6 AMPC).

Beloved, I remember listening to someone say that to encourage yourself in the Lord is a very good thing until you get stuck. Of course, we all need encouragement from time to time. There are times in life when bad things happen and we do need God’s encouragement, but the danger is when we can’t move on from there. It’s just like when people get addicted to painkillers after taking them for a while. The pain is no longer there, but they can’t stop taking them.

“Stop listening to the same encouraging message over and over again”, they said. Well, I totally got what they were trying to say because I’ve found that I’ve gone off some of the preachers I used to listen to when I was at a very low point in my life. For instance, I remember the very first email devotional I received when my brother died said something along the lines of “there are some things that happen to you that you just have to file in the ‘I cannot understand it folder of your head’”. I don’t need to tell you that I started listening to every sermon they preached and God used their message of hope to minister to me greatly. The Lord is great like that, but I believe a time comes when He wants you to move on and not stay low.

We are told that after encouraging himself… David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. SO DAVID WENT… (1 Samuel 30:8-9 AMPC)

Beloved, the Lord gave the go ahead and SO DAVID WENT… He moved on. He took action and as a result… David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken and rescued his two wives. Nothing was missing, small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything that had been taken; David recovered all (1 Samuel 30:18-19 AMP).

Can you imagine if David remained stuck at the stage in his life when he needed encouragement? Everybody had turned on him so who knows; probably he would have started to play the victim and before you know it, depression would have set in. Only God knows what would have happened to his wife and children then.

Beloved, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV). DON’T GET STUCK WHERE YOU ARE. People’s lives and future may depend on your next move.

I say to you, get up, pick up your mat and go… (Mark 2:11 AMP)

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04. May 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T GET BURIED IN YOUR OWN ISSUES · Categories: Action, Choices

When Gideon took his warriors down to the water, the Lord told him, “Divide the men into two groups. In one group put all those who cup water in their hands and lap it up with their tongues like dogs. In the other group put all those who kneel down and drink with their mouths in the stream.” Only 300 of the men drank from their hands. All the others got down on their knees and drank with their mouths in the stream. The Lord told Gideon, “With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home.” (Judges 7:5‭-‬7 NLT)

Beloved, our feature text tells the narrative of how the Lord selected the warriors that would go along with Gideon to fight His battle and it always amazes me.

First, the Lord says to Gideon… tell the people, ‘Whoever is timid or afraid may leave this mountain and go home.’” So 22,000 of them went home, leaving only 10,000 who were willing to fight (Judges 7:3‭ NLT).

Well, at least they were honest. However, what did the Lord do next? The next test was to see how the remaining would handle their personal needs… God said to Gideon: “Everyone who laps with his tongue… set on one side. And everyone who kneels to drink, drinking with his face to the water, set to the other side.” Three hundred lapped with their tongues from their cupped hands. All the rest knelt to drink. God said to Gideon: “I’ll use the three hundred men who lapped at the stream to save you and give Midian into your hands. All the rest may go home.” (Judges 7:‬5‭-‬7 NLT)

Beloved, we see here that though the first group had to quench their thirst, thier posture shows that they were still alert. However, as for the other group, from their posture, you can see that they were engrossed in meeting their own need. With these ones, the enemy can easily come and bounce on them taking them by surprise because they are not alert.

Send them home, the Lord said (Judges 7:7). They are not ready for the kind of battle I am sending you on… So Gideon collected the provisions and rams’ horns of the other warriors and sent them home. But he kept the 300 men with him… (Judges 7:8 NLT)

Beloved, people always ask me how come I’m able to keep going after all I’ve been through (and trust me when I say I’ve been through some things). Well, the Bible says… having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:13 NKJV).

Jesus said… The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE… so no fruit is produced (Mark 4:18-19 NLT).

THE WORRIES OF THIS LIFE… are you always alert or are you one that gets buried in your own issues? Could that be disqualifying you? It’s time to raise your head up and focus on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)

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03. May 2017 · Comments Off on HAVE I GOT IT RIGHT? · Categories: Choices, Decision making, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12 NKJV).

Beloved, I remember back in secondary school, I took an agriculture test. I didn’t really like agriculture so was very glad to find that the question was something I had revised for. The test was a breeze and I was so pleased with myself about what I had written.

It also happened to be just before midterm break so I went home so happy. However, I couldn’t wait to get back just so I could see my results. I was expecting to get above 80 percent! However, when I got my paper back, I failed miserably. What? It can’t be! I went straight to the teacher. Why? I honestly felt they had made a mistake until I was showed what I had done wrong. I didn’t follow the instructions correctly and I think I gave the right answers to the wrong questions. But the thing is that if they hadn’t pointed my mistake out, I wouldn’t have realised it and while I was on break, if anybody had told me I would come back to such results, I would have told them where to go.

The Bible tells us of Saul. God gave him specific instructions and he was so pleased with himself that he had carried it out that… he set up for himself a monument or trophy [of his victory]… (1 Samuel 15:12 AMPC).

And when Samuel found Saul, he was proud to say… Blessed are you of the Lord. I have performed what the Lord ordered (1 Samuel 15:13 AMP). The Message translation says… I ACCOMPLISHED GOD’S PLAN TO THE LETTER… Really? A-Z? Then what is all the bleating of sheep and goats and the lowing of cattle I hear?” Samuel demanded. (1 Samuel 15:14 NLT). And he had the nerve to argue. Samuel asked… Why haven’t you obeyed the Lord? Why did you rush for the plunder and do what was evil in the Lord’s sight?” “BUT I DID OBEY THE LORD,” SAUL INSISTED. “I CARRIED OUT THE MISSION HE GAVE ME… (1 Samuel 15:19-20 NLT).

Saul’s defense was that his… troops brought in the best of the sheep, goats, cattle, and plunder to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal (1 Samuel 15:21 NLT). They brought a sacrifice to the Lord and Saul was convinced he had done the right thing. However, our feature text says we could be decieved thinking we are there doing the right thing. That day Samuel told Saul… “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today (1 Samuel 15:28).

Beloved, I can only wonder how many things we are doing wrong that seem right in our eyes. Jesus came to give sight to the blind and He gave us the Spirit of truth who guides us into all truth (John 16:13). Today I pray He opens our eyes to the things that displease God.

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02. May 2017 · Comments Off on DEALING WITH MATTERS OF THE HEART · Categories: Change, Choices, Jesus Christ, Mind, Motives, Thoughts

Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:23-24 AMPC).

Beloved, King David was by no means a perfect man but one thing I’ve learnt about David is that he got the revelation that God, to whom it matters most, is always looking deep into the heart of man. With God, IT IS A MATTER OF THE HEART… Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord WEIGHS AND TRIES THE HEARTS (Proverbs 21:2 AMP). I believe that’s why you would always hear David say things like… Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart (Psalm 26:2 NLT).

As Christians, this is so important. God already knows we are not perfect that’s why we have the help of the Holy Spirit. God looked down from His throne at all the people on the earth and said, “that’s the man I’m looking for” …HE RAISED UP DAVID to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART, WHO WILL DO ALL MY WILL AND CARRY OUT MY PROGRAM FULLY (Acts 13:22 AMP).

Beloved, do you think that when God looked down at David and said “this is a man after My own heart”, God did not know David was going to commit adultery, kill the husband and take his wife? But David always presented his heart before God. God said David… WILL DO ALL MY WILL AND CARRY OUT MY PROGRAM FULLY… How did David achieve this? …He knew all sorts of things can get in the way…self-ambition; wrong motives etc. so all day long he cried out… SHOW ME HOW YOU WORK, God; SCHOOL ME IN YOUR WAYS. Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth. YOU ARE MY SAVIOR, AREN’T YOU? (Psalm 25:4-5 MSG)

God ‘RAISED UP DAVID’ meaning ‘TO TRAIN’ and David was willing to learn. He must have said “You called me into this thing; I did not call myself so SHOW ME HOW… This is a desperate cry for help from someone that knows that if you leave me to it, I’ll mess it all up. Even with good intentions, you can still miss it because… There is A WAY WHICH SEEMS RIGHT TO A MAN AND APPEARS STRAIGHT BEFORE HIM, but at the end of it is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12 AMPC). This means that as far as you are concerned, you may think you are doing the right thing but the end is disaster.

Beloved, this is a call to deal with matters of our heart. Personally, I’m by no means perfect but one thing I do is always present my heart before God; all my wrong motives, malicious thoughts etc and say… Lord help me. It’s time to be transparent before God and give the Holy Spirit permission to take over.

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26. April 2017 · Comments Off on GOING AFTER WHAT THE LORD REFERS TO AS ‘SUCH AND SUCH’ · Categories: Blessing, Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Motives

And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I WOULD MOREOVER HAVE GIVEN UNTO THEE SUCH AND SUCH THINGS. Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? (2 Samuel 12:8-9 KJV)

I WOULD MOREOVER HAVE GIVEN UNTO THEE SUCH AND SUCH THINGS…

Beloved, on Sunday, I listened to a message where the preacher focused on this line and since then, I couldn’t shake it off. Our feature text is about David who had an adulterous affair with Uriah’s wife and then killed him to cover up his mess. However, the Lord was so disappointed in him; “I gave you everything a man could ever ask for and if that was not enough, all you should have done was say so and I would have given unto thee such and such things…”

So, what is ‘such and such things?’ The New Living Translation says… I would have given you much, much more. The Message Translation says… And if that hadn’t been enough, I’d have gladly thrown in much more.

Beloved, this tells me that the Lord doesn’t have a problem blessing you likesome of us religious people think. All He asks is that He has our hearts. The Bible says… For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you will have wars.” (2 Chronicles 16:9 AMP)

So, the Lord did His search and He found David and… of him He testified and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart [conforming to My will and purposes], who will do all My will.’ (Acts 13:22 AMP)

However, we now hear the Lord say… Why have you treated the word of God with brazen contempt, doing this great evil? You murdered Uriah the Hittite, then took his wife as your wife. Worse, you killed him with an Ammonite sword! And now, because you treated God with such contempt and took Uriah the Hittite’s wife as your wife, killing and murder will continually plague your family (2 Samuel 12:8-9 MSG).

Beloved, this must have been very disappointing for the Lord and it sure spoke volumes to me to the point where I had to say… Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:23-24 NLT).

Beloved, the blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22 NLT). So, let’s submit our hearts to Him, cut out the evil, the wickedness, the greed, the covetousness, the competitiveness, the wrong motives, the disobedience, the idolatry etc. and go after Him wholeheartedly so we can find out what His such and such things are

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19. April 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS NO LONGER ENOUGH · Categories: Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ

Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham (Luke 19:8-9 NLT)

Beloved, our feature text reminds me of that point you get to in life where everything that you have looked on to hoping to give you fulfillment is no longer enough because you find that you are still empty or should I say you find that there’s still a void in your life. Who was Zacchaeus?… He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd (Luke 19:2-3 NLT)

He had all that wealth but he was short. His wealth could only take him to a certain level. He still could not stand out in the crowd. He had many shortcomings. He fell short of real peace. He fell short of real joy. We are told that… When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy (Luke 19:5-6 NLT).

Well, that’s the joy that comes with Jesus. Before then, he was lost hence the reason Jesus said… For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” (Luke 19:10 NLT).

Beloved, I like that Zacchaeus didn’t allow his pride to get in the way of him going after what he knew he desperately needed. With his so-called status in the community, can you imagine what it would have taken for him to climb up the tree while others were watching? Well, desperate times call for desperate measures and Zacchaeus knew he could allow this opportunity pass him by. He did what he had to do and he eventually found what he was truly looking for.

Beloved, God has… planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]… (Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP). Unfortunately, when we don’t understand this desire for God, we keep looking to things – wealth, cars, houses, career, relationships etc. hoping that it would satisfy us but… nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God.

Are you at that place where everything you have is no longer enough? Are you currently feeling so empty? Have you got an unexplainable longing for more? Well, perhaps it’s time to address this eternal desire. The Lord says… Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13 AMP).

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11. April 2017 · Comments Off on THE COMMAND OF THE LORD IN YOUR HEART · Categories: Choices, Discipline, God's Plan, Jesus Christ

“This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach. It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’ No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it. “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster (Deuteronomy 30.11-15 NLT).

Beloved, I remember a while back travelling down the motorway where I found myself going slightly over the speed limit and without no speed cameras in sight or speed limit warning signs to slow me down, I said to myself… “hey, I don’t like the speed at which you’re going so you better slow down”. From then on, I did my best to ensure I was under the speed limit and then the Lord started ministering to me. The question was… “what made you decide to slow down?”

Well, my answer was that I felt uncomfortable and without being told, I knew within me that it was unsafe.

Beloved, what am I trying to say here? Well, applying this to our walk with the Lord, there comes a point when you know it’s for your own good to ‎obey God’s word because in doing so, you know you are choosing life. No one has to force you. No pastor has to preach and lose sleep over you. They don’t have to go into heaven and bring the word down… it becomes a matter of choice… TODAY I AM GIVING YOU A CHOICE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, BETWEEN PROSPERITY AND DISASTER… and ‎without being told, you know what the right choice is. The psalmist said… I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You (Psalms 119:11 NLT).

One of the things I had to consider as I decided to slow down on the motorway was the fact that a year before that then, my driving license was endorsed with some penalty points. It was very painful because it was something that could have been avoided and I vowed that would be the first and last time so, nobody had to tell me twice… my suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees (Psalms 119.71 NLT).

Beloved, there’s a place you get to where you know you can’t afford to involve yourself in anything that’s outside the will of God because you know for sure that it won’t work and for me, I don’t think I’ve got it in me to pay the price or bear the consequences. I’ve been there, done that and have the scars to show for it. The Bible say… even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered (Hebrews 5:8 NLT).

So, have you learnt to choose life with your decisions?

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07. April 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH YOUR SILVER AND GOLD? · Categories: Choices, Decision making, Discipline, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Spiritual Growth

And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold. The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth! (Exodus 12:35-36 NLT).

Beloved, so, for many years the Israelites were under bondage. This happened until the Lord stepped in to rescue them but the Lord didn’t just rescue them, He made sure they didn’t go empty handed. The Lord ensured that the Israelites were paid for all the years they lost to the Egyptians. There was a great wealth transfer that day; enough for them and their children and children’s children but what was the first thing the Israelites did with the gold and silver they were given?

Hanging around in the wilderness without any direction… Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me.” All the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron. Then Aaron took the gold, melted it down, and molded it into the shape of a calf… (Exodus 32:2-4 NLT)

We know the story… they worshiped the golden calf and the partying began… The people got up early the next morning to sacrifice burnt offerings and peace offerings. After this, they celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry (Exodus 32:6 NLT).

Beloved, the message here is simple; when you come out with silver and gold without purpose in mind, you will build a golden calf to worship. SELAH: PAUSE AND CALMLY THINK ABOUT THAT!

It was only later that… the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings… Here is a list of sacred offerings you may accept from them: gold, silver, and bronze… “Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them (Exodus 25:1-3, 8 NLT).

Beloved, I’m sure we love when the Lord says… I will compensate you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten… (Joel 2:25 AMP). It’s exciting just thinking of how the Lord can restore everything you’ve lost to the enemy but without a purpose in mind, you too may just end up building a golden calf to worship.

Yes, we are all expecting the Lord’s restoration. We are all expecting the Lord’s blessing and like the Israelites, even a wealth Transfer, but the Lord is challenging you today… Why do you want to be blessed? Could I have a purpose in mind for you?

SELAH: PAUSE AND CALMLY THINK ABOUT THAT… and then perhaps pray this way: Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored, may Your kingdom come, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily… (Matthew 6:9-11) direction.

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24. March 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU READY FOR THE DISRUPTION? · Categories: Action, Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Self Control, Sin, Spiritual Growth

When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with h‎im (Luke 5:8-9 NLT)

Beloved, have you ever been where Peter was before? “I know that feeling” was what I said to myself as I read our feature text. This is the point in your life where Jesus shows up and you know exactly what He is asking for and for many, it’s at the time when you are not quite ready for the disruption. At this point, Peter probably knew it was make or break for him. He probably knew that he had to make ‎some major changes in his life where he must have thought; “I can’t be going to those places and hanging out with those people anymore. Yes, I know I am going to have to cut some people and some habits off which I am not quite sure I am ready for.

Also, like most people, he probably felt he wasn’t worth it. He felt unworthy. Looking to himself, he must have said, “knowing me, I am bound to mess this up big time”. He was afraid of this massive change and so he said… Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” However, what did Jesus say to him? …Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus (Luke 5:10-11 NLT).

Beloved, are you prepared for such a disruption in your life? Or, do you keep saying “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m too much of a sinner to be around you”?

Yesterday, the message was “Don’t be afraid to try again” and though trying again may disrupt your whole world but I am a living witness that it pays. You cannot put a price tag on the life and character transformation. I am not there yet but I am reminded of what Apostle Paul said… dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us (Philippians 3:13-14 NLT).

Beloved, so are you prepared to leave everything that is detrimental to your Christain work and walk and follow Jesus for real?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1 AMP)

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25. January 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU GUARDING YOUR HEART? · Categories: Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Mind, Thoughts

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and ABOVE ALL THAT YOU GUARD, for out of it flow THE SPRINGS OF LIFE (Proverbs 4:23 AMPC).

Beloved, we are known to guard things precious to us…our possessions etc. but the Bible advises that ABOVE ALL THAT YOU GUARD, you must put a fence around your heart, keeping a watch on what goes in and out. Just as a source of water can go bad when polluted, one’s life can become corrupted if the heart isn’t guarded and we know that physically, an unhealthy heart makes for a poor quality of life.

Our heart is the centre of our emotions, feelings, thinking, reasoning and desires. It’s a place where life-changing decisions are made. Some people harden their heart because they’ve been hurt in the past and hence have stored up all the hurt, bitterness, unforgiveness… and trust me, you don’t want to be around such people because all that comes from that heart is hurt, bitterness, unforgiveness and they end up living a bitter life because that’s what they end up attracting.

Be careful what you store up in your heart. Jesus said… A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart… (Luke 6:45).

Now, here are some practical steps to take to guard my heart…

1) You’ve got to keep a check on your thoughts. Personally, I know what to think to immediately bring me to tears and make me so miserable for the rest of the day but I always have to immediately shake my head and say not today. You can’t imagine how many times I’ve had to say… SATAN GET LOST when he’s trying to fill my mind with all sorts of negative thoughts. Some people don’t think you can control your thoughts but you can.

2) You have to be good at making excuses for people so that people’s action doesn’t affect your emotions. You have to take time to study and understand where people are coming from. Our values, culture, background and experience all contribute to how we think and act. This helps in understanding why people are the way they are so why would you allow somebody’s experience shape yours?

3) Be careful about what you read. Beloved, I’m so quick to delete an email or text message immediately I sense that there’s something in it that would hit me the wrong way. This also means hiding some of my friends Facebook updates from my timeline immediately I sense anything that could arouse any negative thoughts or feelings.

Well, I’m just guarding my heart.

Beloved, what are some of the practical steps you can take to guard your heart? The Message Translation says… that’s where life starts… NLT says… for it determines the course of your life… KJV says… for out of it are the issues of life. Why not ask God to show you and as you do so I pray that you receive the grace to take the steps needed for a healthy spiritual heart. Meditate on Philippians 4:8

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