24. September 2017 · Comments Off on ADDRESSING DIVISION IN THE HOUSE · Categories: Holy Spirit, Identity, Jealousy, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Talents

Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ… I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose (1 Corinthians 1:7, 10 NLT).

Beloved, when I first started to meditate on 1 Corinthians 1, the first thought that came to mind was “The Struggles of a gifted house” and ‘house’ here isn’t just limited to a church or ministry but even one’s household or every environment that is heavily stocked with gifted people. Unfortunately, in such environments, you often find competition where one wants to outdo the other and the focus is then on the gift. Such was the case with the Corinthian Church which was a very gifted house but unfortunately, this is what causes division in the Church.

Apostle Paul who was addressing this condition in the church went on to say… some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels, my dear brothers and sisters. Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,” or “I follow only Christ.” Has Christ been divided into factions?… (1 Corinthians 1:11-13 NLT)

What happened was that Apostle Paul taught the gospel in Corinth for a while but then, he left Apollos to preach and teach in his absence. However, when he was away, he began to receive disturbing reports of the discord taking place in the church in Corinth.

Apparently, Apollos was a very eloquent speaker; a gift he used to preach the gospel (Acts 18:24) and so, you can imagine that people began to take sides. However, Apostle Paul felt this was worldly and a sure sign of immaturity. He said… when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ… for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other… Aren’t you living like people of the world? When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,”… After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants… I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it… It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT GOD MAKES THE SEED GROW. THE ONE WHO PLANTS AND THE ONE WHO WATERS WORK TOGETHER WITH THE SAME PURPOSE… (1 Corinthians 3:1-8 NLT).

Beloved, Apostle Paul said comparing ourselves with each other is not wise (2 Corinthians 10:12). It is immature and it causes division in the body of Christ and it’s a condition of the heart we must address. After all, are we not ONE BODY but with many parts put together to fulfil the Lord’s purpose (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)?

SELAH!

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23. September 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU GIFTED BUT FRUITLESS? · Categories: Anger, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Love, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NLT).

Beloved, the gifts of the Spirit or the fruits of the Spirit? Which do you think is more important to God?

Literally speaking, a gift is something free given to someone and in our feature text, while Apostle Paul says… you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT), he also says… but now let me show you a way of life that is best of all (1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT).

He went on to say… If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is PATIENT, love is KIND. It DOES NOT ENVY, it DOES NOT BOAST, it is not PROUD. It DOES NOT DISHONOR OTHERS, it is NOT SELF-SEEKING, it is NOT EASILY ANGERED, it KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS. Love DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL but rejoices with the truth. It always PROTECTS, ALWAYS TRUSTS, ALWAYS HOPES, ALWAYS PERSEVERES (1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NIV).

Beloved, love is a fruit of the Spirit but unlike a gift which is freely given, a fruit is produced from within… the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [THE WORK WHICH HIS PRESENCE WITHIN ACCOMPLISHES] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence)… (Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC).

So, what am I trying to say? The fact that some people are heavily gifted doesn’t mean they are spiritually mature. If truly our lives are not governed by love, joy, peace, patience, an even temper etc., then we have got some growing up to do. As born-again believers, we have the Holy Spirit working inside of us to produce fruit. While gifts are important, let’s ensure we are producing fruit. Let’s focus on being fruitful and not just gifted.

Selah!

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21. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T SEND ME WHERE YOU WON’T FOLLOW · Categories: Jesus Christ, Relationship, Worship

The Lord said to Moses… GO UP TO THIS LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY. BUT I WILL NOT TRAVEL AMONG YOU, for you are a stubborn and rebellious people… Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. (Exodus 33:3, 15 NLT)

… GO UP TO THIS LAND THAT FLOWS WITH MILK AND HONEY. BUT I WILL NOT TRAVEL AMONG YOU

Beloved, unfortunately, today, we live in a world where many have opted for this. Somehow, we’ve become too desperate to have the good things of life that we don’t care if the Lord is in it; just give me the blessing and I’ll be fine but I like that Moses protested. He was on God’s case until God changed His mind… The Lord replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.” Then Moses said, “IF YOU DON’T PERSONALLY GO WITH US, DON’T MAKE US LEAVE THIS PLACE. How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? FOR YOUR PRESENCE AMONG US SETS YOUR PEOPLE AND ME APART FROM ALL OTHER PEOPLE ON THE EARTH.” (Exodus 33:15-16 NLT)

Beloved, what’s the point? What do we do with the blessing if the blesser (if there’s any word like that) is not present?

I remember listening to a famous gospel artist and worship leader say that they longed for those days when they first started. Sitting inside their kitchen, they would play their keyboard and worship for hours and the presence of the Lord would fill the whole kitchen. Then it was just them, their keyboard and the presence of the Lord and it was an awesome experience. However, when they got a big stage; a typical land flowing with milk and honey, the experience was no longer the same like it was in their kitchen. They went on to say that people were intrigued by their stage lights and wonderful presentation but you could get that in any music concert. WHAT SETS US APART from the people of the world is the presence of the Lord.

Beloved, hearing things like this should immediately make one cry out to the Lord saying “please don’t send me where You won’t follow. Don’t let me get to the stage where I am operating without your presence; where You just sit back and watch me glorify myself”.

The Bible says… The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22 NLT) and many of us have experienced sorrow and no rest from some so-called blessings mainly because the Lord wasn’t in it. However, Moses was smart enough to recognise that it was the presence of the Lord that made all the difference.

Beloved, in the same way, let’s also cry out like Moses did. “Lord… If it is true that You look favorably on me, let me know Your ways so I may understand You more fully and continue to enjoy Your favor… (Exodus 33:13 NLT) …show me Your glorious presence” (Exodus 33:18 NLT).

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17. September 2017 · Comments Off on WHOSE GOVERNMENT ARE YOU UNDER? · Categories: Fear, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Peace, Power and Authority, Relationship, Restoration, Thoughts, Trusting God

For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace… (Isaiah 9:6 AMP).

Beloved, whose government are you under? Our feature text informs us that under Jesus’ government, you have peace. You are counselled by a Wonderful Counsellor. He’s the kind of counsellor that would find you sleeping under the broom tree, wake you up, feed you (1 Kings 19:5-8) and when He feels you are ready to talk, He would ask you… “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9 NLT). He’s the kind of counsellor that would address that spirit of heaviness and make you ask yourself… why are you in despair, O my soul? (Psalm 42:5). Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?…

Beloved, could you be under a different government? Why have you allowed fear rule over you and snatch your peace? Jesus’ government is what we were promised. The Message translation of our feature text says… He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness He brings…

Under His government, like Peter, you should be able to sleep peacefully through a storm. We are told that… The night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was asleep, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate (Acts 12:6 NLT). That’s because He observed His Governor do the same thing. Once they experienced a fierce storm but… Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t You care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, He rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:38-40 NLT)

Beloved, it’s time to… set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth (Colossians 3:2 NKJV). That’s where Jesus rules from and it is… with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). So, think joyful thoughts… whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9 AMP).

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14. September 2017 · Comments Off on BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY · Categories: Agreement, Discipline, Fruit of the Spirit, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Relationship, Words

THEN GOD SAID, “LET THERE BE light,” and there was light (Genesis 1:3 NLT).

Beloved, these were the words God said as He created the world and when it was time… Then God said, “Let Us make human beings in Our image, to be like Us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27 NLT).

So, if God created you in His image, then you also have the ability to speak and name things and we see this power demonstrated when Adam named every living creature… and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name (Genesis 2:19 AMPC).

Beloved, this is just a reminder that the words that we speak have power. We ought to know that we shouldn’t be confessing negative things about ourselves, our spouses, our children and our situation because the words we speak have power and it’s time we start realising the power of the tongue when used either positively or negatively because like the Bible says… Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it SHALL EAT THE FRUIT OF IT [FOR DEATH OR LIFE]. (Proverbs 18:21 AMPC)

SHALL EAT THE FRUIT OF IT [FOR DEATH OR LIFE]…

This is scary if you stop to think of some of the things you say like, I’m living from hand to mouth… This headache is killing me… I don’t think I can survive this situation… What am I doing alive?… and all the other negative things we say when we are down without realising the power behind them.

Beloved, the Bible says… the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. IT CAN SET YOUR WHOLE LIFE ON FIRE, FOR IT IS SET ON FIRE BY HELL ITSELF (James 3:6 NLT).

When you open your mouth and all those negative things starts flowing out of it, know that hell is at work and the last thing you want to do is agree with the enemy concerning any aspect of your life because his only agenda is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). So, why not make it a point of duty to think of the things you say before you say them and if you can’t think of anything good to say, just say “Jesus is Lord” or “thank you Lord for wisdom to restrain my tongue”.

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13. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T GO BACK THERE · Categories: Freedom, Healing, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Relationship, Restoration, Revelation
Then they came to Bethsaida; and some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged Him to touch him. Taking the blind man by the hand, He led him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see people, but [they look] like trees, walking around.” Then again Jesus laid His hands on his eyes; and the man stared intently and [his sight] was [completely] restored, and he began to see everything clearly. And He sent him to his home, saying, “DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE.” (Mark 8:22‭-‬26 AMP)
 
DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE…
 
Beloved, in our feature text, we see that before Jesus could heal this blind man, He first had to take him by the hand and lead him out of the village and after Jesus restored him, Jesus gave him strict instructions… DO NOT EVEN ENTER THE VILLAGE…
 
So, the question is why did Jesus say so? It’s probably because there are some toxic environments that are detrimental to you.
 
I was meditating on this Scripture and thinking about the fact there are some environments that the Lord would deliver you from and all you need to do is think of the process of that deliverance for you to know not to go near that environment anymore. The deliverance wasn’t a one time thing. Jesus had to revisit the case several times. This man needed several touches and the process was a messy one; spitting on his eyes and all that… you get the picture!
 
Beloved, when you go through such a process, you know to disassociate yourself from that environment. You know to keep your distance; “I love you with the love of Jesus but I have only just got my sight back and it costs me. So, I don’t want nothing from you. I don’t need to come back and defend my reputation. Say whatever you want to say about me. Think whatever you want to think of me. If I have done anything to offend you, I apologise from the bottom of my heart and I ask that you please forgive me but from now on, you do you while I do me. God bless you.
 
Beloved, unfortunately, Bethsaida was a “woe to you” environment. Jesus said… “Woe (judgment is coming) to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented and changed their minds long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes [to show deep regret for sin]. However, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you (Luke 10:13‭-‬14 AMP). And while we may never understand why Jesus would tell us to stay clear of certain environment, all we need to think of is our ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture and know that… It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1 NIV).
 
SELAH!
 
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10. September 2017 · Comments Off on KNOWING WHO YOU ARE · Categories: Identity, Jesus Christ, Relationship

Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “YOU ARE THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.” Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because My Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. NOW I SAY TO YOU THAT YOU ARE PETER (which means ‘rock’)… (Matthew 16:15-18 NLT).

Beloved, ‘Identity crisis’ is a period in a person’s life characterised by uncertainty and confusion; a time when one is uncertain about who they really are and what they’ve been placed on this earth to do. This happens to many people and as a result they answer what other people call them; they allow people to define them. They end up having multiple personalities because they want to please everybody. They also look to various things to give them their identity… success, power, wealth, control, outward beauty… you name it. But like we see in Peter’s case, when you tell Jesus who He is to you, He in turn tells you who you are.

If only we could put in as much of the effort that we spend in chasing after people and trying to gain their approval; If we could channel that effort into seeking Jesus and getting a revelation of who He really is, then be sure to find your identity in Him… ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being… (Acts 17:28 NIV) and He has said… apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5 NIV).

Beloved, if in Him you live and move, then the answer to the question about where you are going should be where He is going. Stop fighting for the driving seat. Also, stop trying to seek people’s approval. That’s how you find freedom to be who God has called you to be. You will find you are no longer afraid to even fail. What will people say? What about what Jesus will say. He knows you might fail. He also knows you will get back up. He said… Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain, BUT I HAVE PRAYED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; AND WHEN YOU YOURSELF HAVE TURNED AGAIN, strengthen and establish your brethren (Luke 22:31-32 AMPC).

Beloved, if you are in any kind of identity crisis and tired of people tossing you about, why not turn to Jesus. Start by spending quality time in worship…Tell Him… Lord, you are the Alpha and the Omega… the Lion of the tribe of Judah… my Redeemer… And then He would turn around and say O yeah… You are…… allow Him to fill the gaps.

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03. September 2017 · Comments Off on SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING… · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Worship

He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]–yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end (Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP).

Beloved, our feature text is one that helps us explain why after you have gone after all the things in this life that you feel would give you fulfilment, you still feel like there’s something missing. You go after this and that and it still lives you empty. You go after wealth, that business or career, that dream, that car, that relationship… all those things that you thought would do it for you. You do them until you get to the point in life where everything that you have looked onto, 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. However, that’s because 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]… You find that you are searching for the Lord and like a famous gospel singer, Sinach said… the more I know You… the more I want to know You… Jesus… more of You…

Beloved, the Bible introduces us to Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector and had become very rich. However, he fell short and became so desperate for Jesus (Luke 19:2-3) and I believe that it was because none of what he had acquired did it for him. So, when he finally caught Jesus’ attention… 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… (Luke 19:8-9 NLT)

Beloved, our feature text says God has planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart… and according to my Bible notes “this phrase refers to a deep-seated, compulsive drive to transcend our mortality by knowing the meaning and destiny of the world. Because we are made in the image of God, we have an inborn inquisitiveness about eternal realities. We can find peace only when we come to know our eternal Creator. Even then, we know God only in part” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

Beloved, we know God only in part so the search continues. The psalmist said… As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalms 42:1-2 NIV). Have you ever sat down to ask what am I really panting for?

SELAH!

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30. August 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD IS WATCHING · Categories: Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

“But He knows the way that I take [and He pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I will come forth as [refined] gold [pure and luminous] (Job 23:10 AMP).

Beloved, using yesterday’s message as a backdrop, I was telling someone recently that the Lord watches us to see how we respond to things and situations. In our feature text, we hear Job say… He knows the way that I take and He pays attention to it… which means God is watching everything; how you will respond to those people that have been sent to prune you… everything.

The Message translation says… “But He knows where I am and what I’ve done. He can cross-examine me all He wants, and I’ll pass the test with HONORS.

I WILL PASS THE TEST WITH HONORS…

Beloved, that’s a question for you. Would you pass the test with HONORS? Yes, people are throwing stones at you but are you allowing the Lord use them to build a solid foundation for you; one which is offense-free, one which is free of bitterness and anger or are you throwing those stones back to the sender?

Beloved, the Bible says… Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are HONORABLE. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone… never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good (Romans 12:17‭-‬21 NLT).

Yes, people may have treated you unfairly. They may have cheated you. They may have lied against you… whatever the case may be but please know that it’s not really about them. It’s about what the Lord wants to do in and with you.

Remember what Joseph told his brothers?

…Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? [Vengeance is His, not mine.] As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day] (Genesis 50:19‭-‬20 AMP).

Beloved, the Lord knows people would always be people but He is also God and He does not change. However, He wants to change you and He is watching you. So, are you going to pass the test with HONORS?

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29. August 2017 · Comments Off on WORKING ON YOUR FOUNDATION · Categories: Endurance, Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Joy, Offense, Patience, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing (James 1:2-4 AMP).

Beloved, I remember talking to someone a while back about all the things we experience in life. We were talking about some of the things we have to go through in the hands of people but then they said: “the stones people throw at you… God will use them to build your foundation”.

‘THE STONES PEOPLE THROW AT YOU, GOD WILL USE THEM TO BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION‎’…

Interesting! Many times, we cry out to the Lord… Can’t you see how they are troubling me? Can’t you see how they are gossiping about me? Can’t you see how they’ve treated me unfairly? Can’t you see‎ how they are plotting evil against me? Can’t you see? Can’t you see? Can’t you see?

But the Lord would just stay… Be still and know that I am God… The trials or should I say stones that they are throwing your way is performing a duty in your life. Some people come your way to test your faith but this is building your foundation. It is only a proving of your faith to bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience‎ in you; because you are going to need these virtues to sustain you later on in life.

We know the story of Hannah. Peninnah threw some large stones at Hannah that turned her into a prayer warrior (1 Samuel 1).

Beloved, when the Lord is working on your foundation, and your character in particular, He would allow people to do and say all sorts about you and the question is are you going to spend your precious time responding to them? How many people are you going to respond to anyway? Don’t allow everything faze you. In the past, I would ponder over things people did or said to me until I can feel bile in my stomach and then offence would kick in big time but‎ I’ve been surprised at how I’m able to easily shake things off. That’s because the Lord has made me endure things from people. The Lord has been working and is still working on my foundation… perfecting and fully developing me… with no defects, to be lacking in nothing. People are bound to say more stuff and if you get offended over everything everyone says, you would be a mess.

Beloved, our feature text is probably referring to trials and temptations more serious than our so-called situations but it’s worth recognising how the Lord uses every stone thrown your way to develop a better you.

Consider it wholly joyful… so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing

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