29. February 2016 · Comments Off on LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ

“Eternal One, let me understand my end and how brief my earthly existence is; help me realize my life is fleeting. You have determined the length of my days, and my life is nothing compared to You. Even the longest life is only a breath (Psalm 39:4-5 VOICE)

Beloved, do you know what today is? February ends today. Tomorrow is March. Wow! Wasn’t it just yesterday we said “Happy New Year”? Where’s the time flying to? There’s this popular saying that ‘time waits for no man’ and I remember listening to a sermon titled ‘Live your life on purpose’. That was the message that revolutionised my life. In summary, the preacher was saying one shouldn’t just do things for doing sake but we are to live our lives according to God’ purpose. You have to continually take stock of the things you’re engaged in and ask yourself; How is this activity contributing towards achieving my purpose.

Moses asked the Lord… teach us to number our days so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom (Psalm 90:12 VOICE) and I can only just imagine that after spending 40 years in the wilderness, redeeming time was of the essence.

Last week, as I was reading Psalm 40, these verses came so alive to me that I had to stop to really meditate on them. King David was telling the Lord… Sacrifices and offerings are not what You want, but YOU’VE OPENED MY EARS, AND NOW I UNDERSTAND. Burnt offerings and sin offerings are not what please You. So I said, “See, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, AS IT IS INSCRIBED OF ME IN THE SCROLL. I am pleased to live how You want, my God. Your law is etched into my heart and my soul (Psalm 40:6-8 VOICE).”

YOU’VE OPENED MY EARS, AND NOW I UNDERSTAND… I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL, AS IT IS INSCRIBED OF ME IN THE SCROLL… This touched me so much because of the process that the Lord has been taking me through recently. Last year, when I went to Africa to minister, I remember a servant of God looking at me and telling me to my face that “you are already 4 years late in answering the call of God for your life” and that “the Lord doesn’t even have time to process you”. Hmmm… I was like really? So what do you call this? I thought I was being processed. LOL

Anyhow, I’m now at that place where the Lord is showing me that it’s not about bribing Him with sacrifices and offerings but about being obedient to His will and a friend recently told me that regardless of what she’s been going through, all she asks people to pray concerning her is “Lord, let Your will be done.’ I said to myself, “girl, we are on the same page”.

Beloved, it’s time to live your live on purpose and that would involve cutting out things that waste your time and spending more time at the feet of Jesus to wait on His instructions.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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28. February 2016 · Comments Off on WHEN IT’S OKAY TO NOT DO OR SAY ANYTHING‏‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Self Control, Trusting God

Peter (to Jesus): Teacher, it’s a great thing that we’re here. We should BUILD three shelters here: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. He was BABBLING AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS SAYING because they were terrified by what they were witnessing (Mark 9:5-6 VOICE)

Recently, someone called to tell me that all they’ve been hearing from the Lord recently is “Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10) and so they wanted to know what to do. Well, if God says “be still”, then He means be still, I said.

Have you ever been in a position when you absolutely don’t know what to do or say but feel you just have to say or do something? Well, Peter! Just don’t try to build anything. Beloved, if you are like Peter and myself who think that we should always be doing something, then, there’s the tendency you could fall into this trap of trying to build things when you are to ‘be still’ and as uncomfortable as it feels, I’m actually learning to just chill.

Recently, I was listening to someone say that the worst thing we can do is come up with what to do when the Lord isn’t speaking. Sometimes, we have to have faith that His word is going to come to us and get still enough for it to actually come. We shouldn’t be so desperate to the point that we just take matters into our own hands because we feel that we aren’t hearing from Him. It’s better to do nothing and wait and when I say do nothing, I don’t mean just spending the whole day in bed doing nothing. I mean don’t just go off building something because you’re not comfortable with God’s silence. We have to get to this place where we believe God enough to chill and let His word and direction come to us without the fear of feeling that we are missing out on something. This person went on to say that just like we have faith-based decisions, we also have fear-based decisions and a lot of the things we do are routed in fear of losing out or missing God.

Beloved, if you spend time building something when you should be still and just observe what the Lord is doing, there’s every tendency that you can miss Him. Jesus took Peter and the other 2 disciples higher to show them a manifestation of His glory; to show them that He was indeed Jesus, the Anointed One and I believe they were only meant to observe. Later… a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is My dearly loved Son. LISTEN TO HIM.” (Mark 9:7 NLT)

LISTEN TO HIM… There’s a time for everything… a time to be quiet, a time to speak up (Ecclesiastes 3:7 VOICE). Beloved… “Be still, and know that I am God…

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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27. February 2016 · Comments Off on PUSHING PAST OBSTACLES TO BECOME FRUITFUL · Categories: Endurance, Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Perseverance, Seedtime and Harvest, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

Others are the seed thrown among the rocks. Those people hear the word and receive it immediately with joy and enthusiasm; but without deep roots, doubt, trouble, or persecution instantly withers their faith. Still others are the seed tossed among weeds and brambles. The word has reached them, but the things of this life—the worries, the drive for more and more, the desire for other things—those things cluster around close and choke the life of God out of them until they cannot produce (Mark 4:16-19 VOICE).

Beloved, I remember hearing of a lady who admitted she had long lost faith in God because she had been waiting on Him for the fruit of the womb for a long time now. According to her, she was only attending church because of her husband. I remembered her story as I read this parable of the Sower and the Seed and wondered how many of us have been in church for a long time but have allowed obstacles hinder us from being fruitful.

Have you ever read this parable and wondered which category you fall into? Does doubt, trouble, or persecution instantly wither your faith? Have you ever received a word with joy and enthusiasm only for the next thing you see is trouble that looks the exact opposite of the word you received? Maybe you are full of faith for a few days but then the reality of your current situation dawns on you and you’re like “what was I thinking?”

Maybe yours is the distractions of this age with its worldly pleasures, and the deceitfulness [and the false security or glamour] of wealth [or fame]… (AMP). This has currently consumed the body of Christ. We all want to be ‘made’ and famous but I remember someone saying “Yes, Jesus promised abundant life but it may not be ‘Whitney Houston’ style.

Beloved, the Lord sees our hearts, understands our motives and knows what hinders us. He is saying that we need to strive to get pass all these obstacles to get to this place…. ‎those last seeds—those sown into good soil. Those people hear the word, accept it, meditate on it, act on it, and bear fruit—a crop 30, 60, or 100 times larger than the farmer dropped to earth (Mark 4:16-19 VOICE).

These are the ones that are totally sold out to God. They are well grounded and don’t allow distractions, wrong motives and obstacles faze them. They understand that obstacles are part of the deal and that… if you fall apart during a crisis, then you weren’t very strong to begin with (Proverbs 24:10 VOICE).

These are the ones that… delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do (Psalm 1:2-3 NLT).

Beloved, which category do you fall into? Are you willing to PUSH PAST OBSTACLES TO BECOME FRUITFUL?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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26. February 2016 · Comments Off on STRETCH OUT YOUR WITHERED HAND‏‏‏‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority

And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a WITHERED HAND. So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.  And He said to the man who had the WITHERED HAND, “Step forward.” Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. (Mark 3:1-4 NKJV).

Beloved, as I read this, the two words that caught my attention were ‘WITHERED’ and ‘HAND’ so I looked them up.

The Greek word for ‘WITHERED’ is ‎ XÉRAINÓ which means to ‘DRY UP’ or ‘WASTE AWAY’ while that for ‎HAND is ‎XEÍR which means (figuratively) the instrument a person uses to accomplish their purpose (intention, plan). It also means ‘POWER’.

So, I had to ask myself; what would cause ones power or plan to wither or waste away? Based on this scenario, it is when the compassion that leads one to respond to people’s needs is hindered by rules. This could be when the Lord has placed certain burdens in one’s hearts to reach out to people in a particular way and you’re told you can’t do that because it’s against the household rules. “This isn’t how we do it”.

‎Beloved, the man with the withered hand represents the Church and Jesus was trying to show us here that when rules replace the companion to reach out to people’s need‎, the power of the church becomes ineffective and the purpose of God’s people withers away and I’m even thinking of the fig tree that Jesus cursed because it was not producing fruit… The next morning as they passed by the fig tree He had cursed, the disciples noticed it had withered from the roots up. Peter remembered what Jesus had said to the tree on the previous day and exclaimed, “Look, Rabbi! The fig tree you cursed has withered and died!” (Mark 11:20-21 NLT).

The fig tree withered away and according to my Bible notes “it is a perfect illustration of people who believe they have the good fruit of righteousness even though their actions are void of true compassion and love”.

Back to our story… just before this, Jesus had told the Pharisees that…  “the Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27 NLT) and so now… Jesus was furious as He looked out over the crowd, and He was grieved by their hard hearts. How can anyone care so much about the words of the law and so little about the spirit of it? Jesus (to the man with the withered hand): So be it. Stretch out your hand. The man stretched forth his hand; and as he did, it was completely healed.‎ (Mark 3:5 VOICE)

Beloved, is God’s plan for your life withering away? Who would you be able to reach out to if rules didn’t restrict you?

Step forward… and STRETCH OUT YOUR WITHERED HAND‏‏‏‏.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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25. February 2016 · Comments Off on JESUS ALSO FED HIS DISCIPLES‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Promise, Relationship, Seedtime and Harvest, Trusting God

Jesus took the five pieces of flatbread and the two fish, looked up to heaven, thanked God for the food, and broke it. He gave the pieces to the disciples to distribute, and all of the people ate until no one was hungry. Then they gathered twelve baskets full of leftovers (Mark 6:41-43 VOICE)

As I was reading this story again, it dawned on me that though ‎we tend to focus on the fact that Jesus fed the 5000, I realised that He also fed His Disciples but to grasp this, we have to rewind a bit.

Jesus had sent the twelve disciples out to do ministry (Mark 6:7) and… now the twelve returned from their travels and told Him what they had done, whom they had seen, and how they had spread the news of God’s kingdom (Mark 6:30 VOICE). Jesus then said to the disciples…let us go out into the wilderness for a while and rest ourselves. The crowds gathered as always, and Jesus and the twelve couldn’t eat because so many people came and went (Mark 6:31 VOICE).

They still tried to escape but the crown followed (Mark 6:32-33) and so, though they were hungry they couldn’t find time to eat. Instead, they were concerned about what the people would eat (Mark 6:35-36) and before they knew it, they found themselves serving. Jesus said… tell them to gather in smaller groups and sit on that green patch of grass and so the disciples gathered the people in groups of 100 or of 50, and they sat down (Mark 6:39-40 VOICE) and then after blessing the meal, Jesus… gave the pieces to the disciples to distribute and all of the people ate until NO ONE WAS HUNGRY (Mark 6:41-42 VOICE).

But what about the disciples? Isn’t it funny how people sometimes don’t care whether those that serve them have anything to eat? However, I’m glad Jesus knows the sacrifices made and though it may go unnoticed and sometimes unappreciated by people, He never forgets. He had great plans to feed His 12 disciples because they too were hungry and must have been exhausted after organising and feeding 5000 plus people. We are told in our opening text that… they gathered twelve baskets full of leftovers and so I’m assuming one basket for each disciple.

Beloved, you may be in a position where you think Jesus doesn’t care that you too are hungry but He does‎. The story ends by saying… a total of 5,000 men and their families were fed (Mark 6:44 NLT)… but Jesus also provided for His disciples.

Two night ago, after challenging the Lord to meet an urgent need for a friend, yesterday, they came back with a testimony and I told them that… Jesus also provided twelve baskets full of leftovers for His disciples.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9 NLT).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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24. February 2016 · Comments Off on WHY THE ENEMY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE‏ · Categories: Deliverance, Jesus Christ, Victory

When Jesus came ashore there, He was immediately met by a man who was tortured by an evil spirit (Mark 5:2 VOICE)

Yesterday, I wrote about the storm that Jesus and His disciples experienced but could there be a reason for the storm? Here, we see that a tortured man needed to be delivered. Was the storm trying to stop Jesus from getting to him? This wasn’t just an ordinary storm… As they sailed, a storm formed. The winds whipped up huge waves that broke over the bow, filling the boat with so much water that EVEN THE EXPERIENCED SAILORS among them were sure they were going to sink (Mark 4:37 VOICE).

EVEN THE EXPERIENCED SAILORS… I love the supplementary information this translation adds to the text. Have you ever encountered a problem that puzzled everybody? This is when you hear people say “Lord, we’ve prayed all we know to pray, what else can we do?” But that’s because the devil is fighting to stop someone’s great deliverance.

This man lived in the cemeteries, and no one could control him… He had often been bound in chains, but his strength was so great that he could break the chains and tear the irons loose from his feet and hands. No one and nothing could subdue him. Day and night, he lurked among the tombs or ran mad in the hills, and the darkness made him scream or cut himself with sharp-edged stones (Mark 5:3-5 VOICE).

Hmmm… we are talking of legions of demons… Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man.” (Mark 5:9 NLT). These were territorial demons that… begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area (Mark 5:10 NIV).

These are the kind of demons fighting ones’ community or generation for centuries and the battle can sometimes be intense for both the person and the vessel to be used to deliver that family. Recently, I had to admit to a young lady facing some intense battles that I’m not chasing after them because I have to be sure they’re ready. I don’t want to find myself in the middle of someone else’s battle only to look back and they’re nowhere to be found. Have you ever seen a lawyer go to court to defend their client only to get there and the client doesn’t show up?

Anyway, Jesus eventually delivers this man and here’s the real reason for His and His disciples storm and even this man’s attack. There was a great calling on his life. Jesus told him… go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you… So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him… (Mark 5:19-20 NLT).

Beloved, I told this lady that her country was waiting for her hence the reason for her storm and why she can’t give up. Could this also explain your situation? Can you afford to give up? Meditate on Romans 8:18-19

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23. February 2016 · Comments Off on HE WANTS TO‏ AND HE CARES · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Healing, Jesus Christ, Supernatural, Trusting God

A leper walked right up to Jesus, dropped to his knees, and begged Him for help.  If You want to, You can make me clean. Jesus was powerfully moved. He reached out and actually touched the leper. “I DO WANT TO. Be clean” (Mark 1:40-41 Voice)

Beloved, as I read this, I felt the pain in Jesus’ heart; “why would you think I don’t want to put an end to that situation?”

Unfortunately, many have settled for the ‘If You want to’ mentality because after you’ve been treated in certain ways; pushed aside and treated like an outcast by people, it’s easy to think that their interpretations and actions ‎toward your situation reflects the heart of Jesus but that’s not true. He wants to and you don’t have to tick certain boxes to qualify you for it so you must break that mind-set.

Closely linked to this is thinking Jesus doesn’t care about your situation. We see this in the disciple’s reaction to their storm… As they sailed, a storm formed. The winds whipped up huge waves that broke over the bow, filling the boat with so much water that even the experienced sailors among them were sure they were going to sink. Jesus was back in the stern of the boat, sound asleep on a cushion, when the disciples shook Him awake (shouting over the storm), Master, don’t You care that we’re going to die? (Mark 4:37-38 VOICE)

Beloved, at times, doesn’t it feel like Jesus has gone to sleep on you? Don’t you just want to shout at Him saying… “Jesus are You sleeping again?” LOL.

Just yesterday, a friend was telling me that if only He can just speak to me and say “daughter, you’ve erred, then at least I know where to start from but He won’t say anything”. Isn’t it frustrating when we go through those moments when it seems like Jesus is nowhere to be found?

The disciples shouted at Jesus and so… He got up, shouted words into the wind, and commanded the waves. “That’s enough! Be still!” And immediately the wind died down to nothing, the waves stopped (Mark 4:39 VOICE).

Jesus must have felt, “hey, don’t shout at Me, shout at the wind and then He said… How can you be so afraid? AFTER ALL YOU’VE SEEN, WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?  (Mark 4:40 VOICE)

AFTER ALL YOU’VE SEEN… Beloved… Indeed, He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will he not also, along with Him, freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32 NET Bible) Why would you think He doesn’t care?

Jesus then asked “WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?” and I told this friend that a time is coming when the world’s systems that’s we are so dependent on will fail us and we would have no choice but to believe God for many supernatural things so He’s actually using our situations to develop our faith.

So, beloved, don’t let the enemy deceive you. You must believe that… HE WANTS TO‏ AND HE CARES.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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22. February 2016 · Comments Off on HE LENDS HIS STRENGTH‏ · Categories: Grace, Help, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Suffering

The Eternal saves His faithful; HE LENDS HIS STRENGTH IN HARD TIMES (Psalm 37:39 VOICE)

Last week, my prayer partner and I got together to pray as usual but on this occasion, rather than ask the Lord for things, we decided to make it a time of thanksgiving. The plan was to pray in tongues for a bit to allow the Holy Spirit guide us on what to thank the Lord for and then take it in turns to thank Him. Beloved, we ended up spending nearly 3 hours on the line.

One of the things on my list was to thank the Lord for strength… “Thank you Lord for being my strength because even on those days when I literally get so weak and can’t move myself, I just cry out to You for strength and as I make a move, You are right there strengthening me”.

Beloved, this is something that’s quite hard to put into words. It’s something that can only be experienced because at times, people on the outside see something totally different from what’s really going on on the inside… “And before I forget…thank You Lord for making me look good in front of people”.

Apostle Paul said… I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 NKJV). He also said, the Lord told him… “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NLT).

The Voice translation says… My grace is enough to cover and sustain you… “Again, I say…thank You Lord for making me look good in front of people”.

As we were praying, we started singing William Murphy’s song that says “You are my strength… Strength like no other… Reaches to me… In the fullness of Your grace… In the power of Your name, You lift me up…

HE LENDS HIS STRENGTH IN HARD TIMES… The New American Standard Bible says… He is their strength in time of trouble… While the Message Translation says… God-strengthened, we’re delivered from evil— when we run to Him, He saves us…

Apostle Paul said… we are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 TLB).

Beloved, there’s no way it could have been Paul’s strength that sustained him. So, do you feel like you don’t have the strength to keep going? Well, you may not but the Lord does and He is offering to lend you some right now. All you have to do is get up.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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21. February 2016 · Comments Off on DON’T JUST BE ENTERTAINED‏ · Categories: Change, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Repentance, Sin

…Herodias hated [had a grudge against] John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn’t, because Herod was afraid of John and protected him. He knew John was a good [righteous] and holy man. Also, though John’s preaching always bothered [disturbed; puzzled; perplexed] him, HE ENJOYED LISTENING TO JOHN (Mark 6:19-20 EXB)

HE ENJOYED LISTENING TO JOHN… As I read this, I got the picture of when one gets hooked on good ‎messages but it does not seem to change you. Many of us have people we like to listen to but have fallen just for the entertainment of it all.

Herod had imprisoned John in the days before Jesus began His teaching. John had preached to Herod that he should not have married his own brother’s wife, Herodias, for so it is written in the Hebrew Scriptures: “It is not lawful for one to marry his brother’s wife.” (Mark 6:17-18 VOICE)

So, Herold knew what he was doing was wrong. He liked to hear John the Baptist preach about it and I’m sure if John had a blog or had messages on YouTube, he would log on frequently to listen to him but it didn’t make a difference. The Message Translation says… Whenever he listened to him he was miserable with guilt—and yet he couldn’t stay away. Something in John kept pulling him back… The Voice Translation says… John taught hard truths, and yet Herod found he usually liked hearing them.

Jesus told about the sower and the seed… some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm. But there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it (Mark 4:16-17 MSG).

Herod had nothing to show for it. He allowed people influence him. Because of his wife and the people that were watching, he did the unspeakable. Rather than change for the better, he beheaded the man that he used‎ to enjoy listening to.

Beloved, how do you respond to preaching? Apostle Peter preached and what was the people’s reaction?… Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Act2.37-38 NLT).

Beloved, that’s what preaching is for and not for entertainment. With the help of the Holy Spirit, you should be able to see a difference in your life as you hear the word of God because God’s… powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to LISTEN and OBEY… (Hebrews 4:12 MSG)

Beloved, let’s not get carried away by the entertainment of it all. Is what you are hearing or reading changing you?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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20. February 2016 · Comments Off on LORD JUST HELP ME PLEASE‏ · Categories: Grace, Help, Humility, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Relationship, Sin

PETER: Lord, maybe everyone else will trip and fall tonight, but I will not. I’ll be beside You. I won’t falter.
JESUS: If only that were true. In fact, this very night, before the cock crows in the morning, you will deny Me three times.
PETER: No! I won’t deny You. Even if that means I have to die with You!… (Matthew 26:33-35 VOICE).

Beloved, maybe you’ve never been deceived by your own high opinion about yourself but if you’re true to yourself, there are some things you read in the Bible where you just have to stop and say “Lord please help me. In this scenario, Peter said, Lord, maybe everyone else will trip and fall but I won’t falter and I’m sure he really, really meant it with all his heart however, have you ever found yourself in a position where you say “Never! Not me!” But then you find yourself doing that same thing you said never to?

Jesus told Peter… IF ONLY THAT WERE TRUE…

Here, we find that Peter was a little bit full of himself and prideful and there are times when the Lord may just have to humble you by showing you what you are capable of doing and I’m reminded of the scripture that says…. let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation] (1 Corinthians 10:12 AMP).

I remember counselling someone who was shocked to find themselves in a position that they never ever dreamt of and I said the same thing… there are times when the Lord may just have to humble you by showing you what you are capable of doing so we don’t take His grace for granted.

We are told that… Cursing and swearing, Peter denied Him again. I do not know Him! As the exclamation left his mouth, a cock crowed. And Peter remembered. He remembered that Jesus had looked at him with something like pity and said, “This very night, before the cock crows in the morning, you will deny Me three times.” And Peter went outside, sat down on the ground, and wept (Matthew 26:74-75 VOICE).

Dr Luke tells us that… the Lord turned toward Peter, and their eyes met. Peter remembered Jesus’ words about his triple denial before the rooster would crow (Luke 22:61 VOICE)

What do you have to say for yourself now Peter? Jesus went the extra mile to reach out to Peter, if not, I don’t know whether he could have recovered from this self-discovery and this is because… Jesus is not some high priest who has no sympathy for our weaknesses and flaws. He has already been tested in every way that we are tested; but He emerged victorious, without failing God. So let us step boldly to the throne of grace, where we can find mercy and grace to help when we need it most (Hebrews 4:15-16 VOICE).

Beloved, do you need to ask for help today?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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