12. November 2017 · Comments Off on THE PASSING AWAY OF OLD DESIRES · Categories: Change, Choices, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Identity, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Salvation, Sin

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

Beloved, I remember once when I was on the plane travelling. I hadn’t slept the night before so was hoping to catch a nap once on board but had to struggle to stay awake just so I wouldn’t miss the free meal served on the flight. However, to my disappointment, when the meal finally arrived, though it looked good, however, because I had a cold, my taste buds were gone. I couldn’t taste a thing. I did everything to try and clear my noise but to no avail. As for the food, I tried to add salt but still no taste. My blocked senses prevented me from enjoying my food. It got to the point where I had to say; “what’s the point?” I’m getting no pleasure whatsoever from eating this meal. I’m just wasting calories that could be used on something else. I was only eating and imagining how the food tasted based on my past knowledge of how it should taste.

As usual, the Lord started to minister to me. He started making me see that that’s how sin should feel to a born-again believer with a regenerated spirit. Though it may look attractive and seems like it should feel good to the flesh but that’s the old self trying to inform your mind. However, that old self is dead so if peradventure you find yourself falling into sin, it shouldn’t give you any pleasure. You have to get to the point where you say; “what’s the point?” I’m really getting no pleasure out of this.

Beloved, I once heard that when a pig falls into mud, it says; yes, this is home. It gets comfortable and it rolls and rolls in it. But it’s not the same with a sheep. They fail in the mud and immediately cry out for help. That should be the condition of every Spirit-filled believer that has allowed the Holy Spirit to come and dwell in them so He can begin the work of transforming us into the image of Christ. It’s… [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight (Philippians 2:13 AMPC).

I’ve previously shared of how we tend to interpret the following verse wrongly. When the Lord says … Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4 NKJV),… we think it means He would give us all those things we’ve been longing for. However, what the text is really saying is that He would plant desires in your heart that you start to long for.

Beloved, are you still deriving pleasures from old things that should have passed away? Or are you allowing the Lord to be at work in you to give you new desires?

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08. November 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU CARRYING BAGGAGE OR LUGGAGE? · Categories: Action, Change, Choices, Decision making, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship

…stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run… the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1 AMP)

Beloved, during my flight to Israel, a few minutes after our plane started moving down the runway, an announcement was made that we had to go back because there were some issues with someone’s luggage which had to be taken off the plane before we could take off. What this meant was that we were slightly delayed. Instead of taking off, we had to go back to the beginning and thinking about it now, I can’t help but think about what someone said only a few days before our trip. They said; there’s a difference between baggage and luggage.

That made me think. It also made me search for the definition of both terms and here’s what I found. A luggage is defined as suitcases and bags containing personal belongings packed for traveling and while this is often used interchangeably with the term ‘baggage’, however, one definition of baggage says its past experiences or long-held attitudes perceived as burdensome encumbrances. Another definition says it’s the beliefs and feelings that influence how you think and behave. For example, we all carry a lot of emotional baggage around with us.

Beloved, for my trip, I ensured I travelled light because I didn’t want to be weighed down by too much load which helped a lot with my movement but the other thing I noticed as I embarked on this short study was that most airlines who make allowance for excesses we carry on board actually refer to it as ‘excess baggage’ and not ‘excess luggage’. In fact, when you type ‘excess’ in google, google suggests ‘excess baggage’. I deliberately ignored this suggestion and typed ‘excess luggage’ but then it asked; “Did you mean: excess baggage” which I found interesting.

So, what am I trying to say? If we go by the definition of what baggage is, we find that we all carry a lot of baggage around with us which tends to slow us down or delay our journey, but our feature text urges us to strip off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, so we can run the race that is set before us.

Beloved, Sunday was my birthday and as I was reflecting on the new year ahead of me, one of the things I said to myself was that this was a year of decisions and I’m not alone. Many of us need to make certain decisions.

As you move forward in your journey, plan to travel light. It’s time to get rid of those relationships that have become excess luggage and are preventing you from taking off. Like King Saul, it’s time to get rid of those attitudes and limiting mindsets that have held you down. The Bible tells us that when it was time to appoint Saul as king… they looked for him, he had disappeared! So they asked the Lord, “Where is he?” and the Lord replied, “He is hiding among the baggage.” (1 Samuel 10:21-22 NLT)

Beloved, are you hiding among the baggage? Are they slowing you down? Isn’t it time to address every baggage in your life?

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07. November 2017 · Comments Off on MAKE SURE IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD THING · Categories: Choices, Decision making, God's Plan, Jesus Christ

When David was settled in his palace, he summoned Nathan the prophet. “Look,” David said, “I am living in a beautiful cedar palace, but the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant is out there under a tent!” Nathan replied to David, “Do whatever you have in mind, for God is with you.” But that same night God said to Nathan, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord has declared: You are not the one to build a house for me to live in (1 Chronicles 17:1-4 NLT).

Beloved, every time I read this story, it makes me want to go back to the Lord to ask for another confirmation about all the things I’m doing. We all know the story of David. He was a man after God’s very own heart. He loved God with all his heart and was totally committed to doing God’s will. He was a very enthusiastic man, always looking for ways to please the Lord and our feature text lets us know that He reached a place in his journey where he felt the need to build a house for the Lord. He ran his idea pass Nathan who felt it was a good idea, but it took God to step in to say that though it’s a good idea and I know your heart is in the right place, but you are not the one to build a house for me to live in.

Unfortunately, there are many things we do that though they are ‘good’ things, they may not necessarily be ‘God’ things and the reason why this is important is because, with the limited amount of time and resources we have, we need wisdom with what we get involved in else we would be pulled in every direction and we become weariness which is a tactic of the enemy‎.

Beloved, it’s not that building a house for the Lord wasn’t to be done but just not by David. The Lord told David, your son, Solomon… He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for me… (1 Chronicles 17:12 NLT). It was Solomon to do the work and many are struggling, wondering why they are not finding the grace to do certain things but perhaps the Lord is saying it’s because I haven’t asked you to do it.

I like the story of the good Samaritan. He was going on a journey but met a wounded man along the way that needed his help, but he also needed to continue his journey so, going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds… and bandaged them… and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’‎ (Luke 10.34-35 NLT) and he continued his journey. However, many of us have been side-tracked.

Beloved, are you currently doing just ‘good’ things and not ‘God’ things? Do you need to stop and ask for confirmation?

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04. November 2017 · Comments Off on HOW CLEAN IS YOUR SPIRIT? · Categories: Change, Choices, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Sin, Spiritual Growth, Thoughts

…let us cleanse ourselves from everything that CONTAMINATES BODY AND SPIRIT, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1 AMP).

Beloved, the New King James Version of our feature text says… LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT… However, most times, we tend to focus on the flesh but what about the spirit?

Jesus taught us a few things about this and I would love for us to explore this. Jesus said… “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘YOU MUST NOT MURDER. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell (Matthew 5:21-23 NLT).

Beloved, YOU MUST NOT MURDER is a requirement of the law but Jesus is saying here that it’s not enough to avoid murder; we must also avoid prolonged anger and hatred. Jesus was giving a fuller understanding of why God made that law in the first place. The law says you must not murder but Jesus taught that we should not even become angry enough because that’s how the devil plants a seed, committing murder in our heart. The Pharisees read the law and felt that they had obeyed it. Yet, they were angry enough with Jesus that they soon plotted His death.

Unfortunately, we miss the intent of God’s Word when we read His rules for living without trying to understand why He made them. Have you closed your heart to his intent?

Here’s another example. Jesus said… “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘YOU MUST NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Matthew 5:27-28 NLT).

What Jesus is saying here is that it’s not enough to avoid adultery; we must also keep our hearts from lusting and while FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH is very easy to detect, one can carry FILTHINESS OF THE SPIRIT for a long time undetected.

What do I mean? The same person that says I love you with Jesus’ love can at the same time be cursing you out in their heart because they haven’t forgiven you for something you may not even be aware of. How can you detect that?

Beloved, with God, it is a matter of the heart. Remember… the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV) and everyone will give an account one day. So, HOW CLEAN IS YOUR SPIRIT?

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01. November 2017 · Comments Off on NOT MY WILL BUT YOU WILL · Categories: Choices, Decision making, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from Him. “Abba, Father,” He said, “everything is possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:35-36 NIV)

Beloved, yesterday I had the opportunity of visiting the garden of Gethsemane, the place in our feature text where after struggling with His flesh, Jesus had to surrender His will to His Father’s will. We were asked to spend some time in prayer in this garden and for me, it was a moment where I had to give the Lord a fresh ‘Yes’. I had the opportunity to ask for whatever I needed but, it was a moment where I knew I had to say; Lord, not what I will, but what You will and there’s just this peace that comes with knowing that you have reached or are getting to a place in your spiritual journey where you are open to the will of the Lord, trusting that… though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him (Job 13:15 AMPC). Yes, it’s not always easy but the keyword is ‘trusting’ that all things would always work out for your good (Romans 8:28).

Beloved, I did my MA dissertation on the Fatherhood of God and I remember reading as part of my research where someone said one of the characteristics of mature sons of God is that they are all about the Fathers will. This is what we read about Jesus when He says… Then I said, Behold, here I am, coming to do Your will, O God—[to fulfill] what is written of Me in the volume of the Book (Hebrews 10:7 AMPC). We also see that Jesus teaches us to pray in this manner. He says… Pray, therefore, like this: OUR FATHER Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. Your kingdom come, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (Matthew 6:9-10 AMPC).

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…

Beloved, those of us that call Him Father ought to know that our mandate here on earth is to carry out the will of our Father as it is in heaven and this is one of the most common verses quoted by many of us but like someone once said, in many cases, when we say Lord, let Your will be done, what we mean is let Your will be done as far as it is according to my will.

Beloved, Jesus said… My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work (John 4:34 AMPC) and I wonder whether we are at that place where our motivation is about doing the Fathers will. I’ve come across quite a few tour guides in Israel who have said they are working for their Father and you can just see the passion with which they do what they do and they are proud to tell you all about this family business. So, the question is what about you?

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29. October 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT NEEDS TO DIE FIRST? · Categories: Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Restoration, Spiritual Growth

…that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11 AMP)

Beloved, in our feature text, Apostle Paul is saying he wants to experientially know Christ and experience the power of His resurrection meaning one may have to experience some sort of death to be RAISED.

Now, the Bible introduces us to Lazarus who experienced Christ’ resurrecting power. Jesus was close to Lazarus’ family but when He got the message that Lazarus was sick, He intentionally delayed coming to their rescue. He was waiting for Lazarus to die so that He could demonstrate His resurrection power.

Beloved, how does this apply to you? Are you waiting for Jesus to HEAL things in your life while His plan is for you to experience a RESURRECTION? Jesus had his eye on Lazarus’s situation the whole time, but He was waiting for him to die first before He made a move (John 11:7).

Maybe you are asking the Lord to heal a relationship, but Jesus is waiting for your pride and temper to die so that the relationship can be resurrected. Maybe you have been saying “Lord, use me for Your mighty work” but He is waiting for your selfish ambition to die so that He can resurrect His purpose in your life. You say; “Lord, I want to get married or I want a happy home to come back to” but He’s waiting for that lifestyle of sexual immorality to die first.

Beloved, the Bible says… if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY… Now, when someone dies, we say they have PASSED AWAY (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). Apostle Paul used to be known as Saul but when he became born again, Saul passed away and Paul was resurrected.

So, how much of that old man has PASSED AWAY? Is BEFORE and AFTER still the same? Would people give up if they tried to play the ‘spot the difference’ puzzle on you? What needs to die so that you can experience the mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead?

Beloved, the other thing is that yesterday, I had the opportunity of visiting the tomb of Lazarus and as I walked down the stairs and back up again, I began to think about the fact that it must have taken a little while for Lazarus to have walked up these stairs. This means that the fact that you could be experiencing a delay in a certain aspect of your life does not mean that Jesus hasn’t spoken life to that situation. The delay also serves a purpose; producing humility, patience, endurance – which is you being continually conformed inwardly into His likeness.

Shalom!

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25. October 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE DOUBLE-MINDED · Categories: Choices, Decision making, Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8 NKJV).

Beloved, if I’m honest, our feature text was one of those verses in the Bible I didn’t really like very much. It was a verse that when I read it, it made me want to try and find a way to freeze my thoughts when they were positive and full of faith so that I’m always able to present it as what stands as my evidence of faith for what I was believing the Lord for. It was more like saying, “Lord, this is the state of mind ‎I’m in agreement with so, please disregard everything else that comes from this feeble mind of mine.

Beloved, I’m thinking of the father who brought his son to Jesus saying, “help us, if You can.” But… Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?’ All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” Immediately the father of the boy cried out [with a desperate, piercing cry], saying, “I do BELIEVE; help [me overcome] my UNBELIEF.” (Mark 9:23-24 AMPC)

How can BELIEVE and UNBELIEF be going on in one person’s mind all at the same time? However, many of us are like Peter who said… “Lord, if it’s really You, tell me to come to You, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the STRONG WIND AND THE WAVES, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” (Matthew 14:28-31 NLT)

Peter stepped out full of faith because His focus was on Jesus. However, when He took His focus off Jesus and started looking at the things happening around him, faith turned into fear; belief turned into unbelief. He began to doubt and like James tells us about a double-minded person, he became like a wave in the sea, blown up and down [driven and tossed] by the wind.

Beloved, I started by saying there was a time I wished I could find a way to freeze my positive thoughts. Do you know there’s a way to do that? The Bible says… looking away from all that will distract us and focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity]… (Hebrews 12:2 AMPC). The NIV Translations say… fixing our eyes on Jesus.

That’s the way to avoid being double-minded… FIXING our eyes on Jesus at all times.

Shalom!

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15. October 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE DRIVEN BY YOUR FEELINGS · Categories: Choices, Jesus Christ, Joy, Praise, Restoration, Trusting God, Truth

Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again? Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Have His promises ended for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah. And I said, “This is my grief, That the right hand of the Most High has changed [and His lovingkindness is withheld].” I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the Lord; Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your works And thoughtfully consider all Your [great and wondrous] deeds (PSALM 77:7‭-‬12 AMP).

Beloved, our feature text presents us with something worth noting and that’s the switch in Asaph’s approach to how he approached his situation. First of all, he starts with the ‘woe is me’ speech; God has rejected me. God has forgotten about me… bla bla bla… However, there happens to be a switch the moment he starts to take his eyes off his problems and how he was feeling to focus on the works and wonders of God.

According to my Bible notes, “Asaph did not feel any more at peace, but he made a conscious decision to turn from his pain and focus his thoughts on the Person, works, and wonders of God. When we are in distress, we often feel that it is our right to vent our frustrations and complaints as long as we still feel them, but God doesn’t call us to be driven by feelings. Instead, WE HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY DECIDE TO PRAISE GOD, trusting that the feeling will follow”.

WE HAVE TO CONSCIOUSLY DECIDE TO PRAISE GOD…

Beloved, Habakkuk lets us know how we must posture our hearts at all time. He says… Though the fig tree does not blossom And there is no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive fails And the fields produce no food, Though the flock is cut off from the fold And there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord; I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation! The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments (HABAKKUK 3:17‭-‬19 AMP).

This should always be our attitude hence the reason Jesus told the Samaritan woman… But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way (John 4:23 NLT).

Beloved, TRUTH is based on who God is and not based on our feeling. Don’t be driven by your feelings. Rather, meditate on all His works and thoughtfully consider all His [great and wondrous] deeds.

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04. October 2017 · Comments Off on DEFEATING WHAT’S KEEPING YOU FROM YOUR BREAKTHROUGH · Categories: Action, Change, Choices, Thoughts, Victory

David and his men immediately set out for Jerusalem to take on the Jebusites, who lived in that country. But they said, “You might as well go home! Even the blind and the lame could keep you out. You can’t get in here!” THEY HAD CONVINCED THEMSELVES THAT DAVID COULDN’T BREAK THROUGH. BUT DAVID WENT RIGHT AHEAD and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David (2 Samuel 5:6-7 MSG).

Beloved, you probably know by now that the enemy has vowed to do all he can to prevent you from being who God has called you to be so he would use all sorts of tactics to stop you. However, it will not work as far as you press on in Christ. In our feature text, we read about David who matched on and took what was his despite the intimidation from his enemies. The New King James Version says… NEVERTHELESS DAVID TOOK THE STRONGHOLD OF ZION… but the question is; what did he have to get rid of? It was … the lame and the blind, who are hated by David’s soul (2 Samuel 5:8 NKJV).

Beloved, Jerusalem became the centre of Israel’s spiritual life and David had to get rid of the lame and blind standing in his way. So, for you today, is there anything that has spiritually blinded or paralysed you that you need to overcome? Satan builds MENTAL STRONGHOLDS which like I have shared before is defined as a mind-set impregnated with hopelessness that causes us to accept as unchangeable, situations that we know are contrary to the will of God. For example, because of reoccurring situations, past experiences, family background etc, we develop mind-sets that make us think… I’m hopeless, I’m cursed, I’m a failure… This presents a false view of God’s reality for your life.

Our feature text says… Even the blind and the lame could keep you out…

Beloved, if your mind is clouded by satan’s smoke screen, it will prevent you from seeing things the way God desires you to see them and it could keep you from your breakthrough. So, you must pull those strongholds down and you know that… we use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NLT).

Beloved, you are to use the truth in God’s word as a weapon to drive out these strongholds. You are not a failure, God always leads us into triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14). You are not hopeless… Christ in you is the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). And you are not cursed because Christ redeemed you from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13-14). Demolishing strongholds is the greatest breakthrough you can ever have. So, as you decide to be strengthened by God’s truth, I pray that you take hold of everything the Lord has for you.

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26. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE RISKS · Categories: Action, Choices, Decision making, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, [be diligently active, make thoughtful decisions], for you will find it after many days (Ecclesiastes 11:1 AMP).

Beloved, are you one that’s so afraid of taking risk? Well, if you are, then our feature text is for you. The New Living Translation which titles this “The Uncertainties of Life” says… Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you… while the Voice translation says… Don’t be afraid to release your bread upon the waters, for in due time you will find it.

According to my Bible notes, verse 1 to 6 of Ecclesiastes 11 “emphasise the element of risk and uncertainty in commercial and agricultural enterprise… Men and women must venture forth judiciously if they are ever to realise a gain, even though there is always a certain amount of risk”.

‘Judiciously’ means with good judgement or sense. So, off course you must use some sense in order to take a certain amount of risk or what some would call a calculated risk which is a risk that you consider worth taking because the result, if it is successful, will be so good.

Beloved, the Holy Spirit may have been nudging you to make some moves but you are afraid or perhaps waiting for all conditions to be perfect. However, Ecclesiastes 11 goes on to say… He who watches the wind [waiting for all conditions to be perfect] will not sow [seed], and he who looks at the clouds will not reap [a harvest]. Just as you do not know the way and path of the wind or how the bones are formed in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle with your hands in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening planting will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both alike will be good (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 AMP).

According to my Bible notes “the person who is so cautious that he must wait for ideal time before he makes a move is doomed to fail”.

Beloved, at times, all you need is a word from God which may not make sense to anyone including yourself but obedience is key which was what Peter did. Jesus told him… “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! (Luke 5:4-6 NLT)

I like Peter because he isn’t afraid to take risks. He would walk on water if he has to… Then Peter called to Him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus (Matthew 14:28-29 NLT).

Beloved, don’t be afraid to take risks. With Jesus, you never know the outcome.

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