During a church service, it is announced that a certain guest speaker will be ministering the following Sunday. You have never heard of the speaker and you decide to do a search on “google” about the person? Does this sound familiar? How many of us have done this or do this fairly often?
Most of us are familiar with the account in the bible, when God brought out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt having been slaves for almost 400 years.
While there are many things we can learn from this account and many lessons, let’s have a look at what happened when the children of Israel got to the Red Sea.
I recently logged into our energy account to summit readings for electricity and gas. For some reason, the site was very slow in loading. The screen displayed “loading”, for a while, much longer than usual.
Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation? As time begins to pass , have you ever started questioning yourself?
Yes there are times when we need to allow the Lord to correct us and we make the necessary adjustments. However, we do not need to do everything right before the Lord delivers us.
The soul has a vital part to play in our existence. We are made up of Spirit, Soul and body 1 Thel 5: 23 reads And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Nobody likes the sound of war. War signifies turmoil which nobody would intentionally choose. So how would anyone choose “war” unintentionally?
Do you have a friend that you know very well? You can vouch for the person at any time.
Let’s assume you had an appointment with the person and he/she didn’t show up. By virtual of the knowledge you know of the person, you would be convinced that something out of the persons control must have happened because the trend is “out of character”.
We will not always have the answers or know how things will plan out, but one thing is sure “God is faithful”. When we don’t understand, we must trust God for who He is.
This will bless anyone that has had to deal with difficult relationships
What matters most to you. What people think about you, or how the Lord sees you?
We live in a world that tries to size people up, put them in different classes. Some people pride themselves in their professions, area where they live or who they associate with. While there is nothing wrong in having a good profession, or live in a good area of town, all these are temporal situations and circumstances. Have you ever had a boss before that is now referred to as “he /she was my boss? This shows how temporal these things can be.
Our priority should be to please the Lord. What does the Lord see? Do we see ourselves the way the Lord does? At the end of the day, it’s the Lord opinion that will matter.
Have you ever walked pass a building site and seen a yellow sign “Work in progress”, most of us have. When we see the sign, we are not expecting a perfect building while the process is taking place.
Growth is a process. Having a baby is a good example. All babies grow up however it’s a process and it takes time. In light of that, lets have a look at this scripture: Ephesians 4: 15 “ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson