Petty Christianity – What We Must Avoid Becoming


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Image result for petty peopleToday, I want to talk about Petty Christians. Have you ever been with a group of so-called “Christians” that did nothing but bicker and fight about small insignificant things because all they desired was pure acknowledgement from the masses??? I’ve encountered individuals that are petty in that we could all be doing a project for the greater good but because someone or some people want pure acknowledgement from the masses concerning their contribution to a project, they forget and don’t realize that the subtle thing called PRIDE has settled in their subconsciousness. Is it so important to receive acknowledgement of your contribution towards a project or is the fact that the project was a success not more meaningful?

When you look at the life of Jesus, He acknowledged the least likely of people in the Bible while others with their piety and religiosity such as the Sanhedrin thought they were top stuff because of what they knew and not necessarily because of how they lived and what they did. No one really cares about how much you know, what people really want to know is how much it is that you really care for other people. People often look at the outward appearances of men, but do not acknowledge what God considers as important, and that is the heart.


But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

I think it is important to look at the big picture in the grand scheme of things. Take a look at your life and determine what you consider as important? What is it that can be shoved into the corner non-importance? What type of drama can be clearly discarded as a non-issue? Picking the right battles to fight and acknowledging the types of battles you do not need to respond to is important if you want to grow in maturity.


It’s amazing that even as Christians there can be a group of people that choose to be petty all in the name of self-importance, meaning that there will be people that will fight with you just because they want to be acknowledged for their so-called contribution to society. However, people forget that people don’t really care about how much you know, they want to know about how much you really care for others. So in your everyday life, when you find yourself in a petty argument with someone else over small things, consider the maturity level of either yourself or the individual who is choosing to pick a fight with you. Jesus always responded with peace. It is always important to respond with peace. Don’t get caught up in someone else’s dramarama. Sometimes, I find that the needy Christians who seek attention all the time to be the ones that like to create drama for no reason other than to gather self-attention, self-seeking and self-serving purposes as well. It sometimes begs the question if such people understand the meaning of COMPASSION? I don’t think that’s in their vocabulary.


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I have worked with Christians that are driven by self-ambition and the need to be acknowledged for the things they do in front of others but fail to see that God is always assessing people by their Heart. What good is it to be acknowledged by the masses for your contributions and yet be rejected by the Lord because He can actually see the vileness of ones heart? There is no point in seeking acknowledgment from people when God is the final judge of ones TRUE character. I have also seen Christians take credit for work that they did not do in order to receive praise from others. This is where people need to assess people’s motivations for the things that they do. Do people do things just to simply build a “Name” for themselves, or are their motivations for doing the things that they do actually pure?


Image result for petty peopleAt the end of the day, we may not be able to get rid of the petty people that exist in our lives; however, we are in control of how we respond to such people. Don’t allow the few pebbles in your shoe to wind you up and get you all upset and distracted from focusing on what’s important. In this world, you will have petty people in your life, but take heart, because God says you have overcome their pettiness.  You cannot ignore the fact that you will face such people in your life so rather than thinking you can avoid them entirely, learn to respond to them with peace.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Image result for petty peopleThe most important lesson from my post today is to avoid being a petty person all together; especially being a petty Christian. It’s not so important to seek acknowledgement from others all in the name of self-entitlement. What’s important is maintaining ones integrity regardless of what offenses you may encounter in this life. It’s all about maintaining self-control and self-respect to not get suckered into petty arguments and confrontations that are not worth your time and are best left to be avoided. This is how you can build on maturity, by picking your battles wisely. Always strive to respond with peace rather than with wrath. Think of that old saying when you face an issue with someone, “What would Jesus do?”. If you respond to things on the basis of untamed emotions, you will always face strife in your life. However, if you opt to respond with peace, you will not only resolve issues faster, but you will be able to build on further communication and further collaboration with other people for your future which means you have the aptitude to build connections with other people.  This is how Jesus was able to attract crowds to follow him. He always responded with peace and that is how we all ought to live if we are truly “Christians”. People need to know us to be “Christians” by our display of Love. Do some self-inventory and check your attitude to see if you display the character of Jesus in your actions today.


I pray that this post blesses your spirit today. God Bless You everybody! 😀

Storms of Life – Faith Pulls Through


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Today, I made a short Youtube video that looks at the life of Noah in the Bible. Trust me, it was not easy to make since I’m an amateur lol, but it was fun to make so I hope y’all like it! If the video appears to be a bit blurry when first viewing it, click on the “Settings” icon located on the bottom right corner of the youtube video and make sure that the Speed is set to “normal” and the Quality is set to “480p”. The video should run smoothly if you ensure that these settings are put in place first.  In any case, I did this just for fun so enjoy! 😀


Image result for dove sign noahSometimes in life, God will cause you to be moved to do something that doesn’t make sense whether it be to move from one country to another with your whole entire family going to an unfamiliar place, or taking up a new activity that you’ve never done before in order to increase blessings and opportunities in your life when you step out in obedience. The key factor for the miracles that you want to experience in your life lies in your Obedience factor.

How much do you trust God that when He points the direction (that will often times “not make sense”)?

Will you obey when He points the direction in where you should and ought to go? Obedience is not a simple exercise when thrust in the throes of uncertainty, but how else is one to build on faith?

It isn’t easy to step out of the familiar and walk into that which is unfamiliar and foreign territory for you; however, when you step out in faith, amazing things do happen. Your eyes will see things they’ve never seen before, you will experience things you’ve never experienced before and you will meet people you never thought you’d ever have access to before when you step out in FAITH. Breakthroughs happen when we step out in faith. The things that God will cause us to do may not always make sense, but when you Trust in your heart that you are heading in the right direction and are following His leading in obedience on the basis of your prayer life, you will see yourself experience miraculous breakthroughs that you never thought would be possible.

God speaks to us in so many ways, whether it be by dreams, deja vu experiences, visions, a series of confirmations from various sources, signs and wonders etc etc that you can’t keep your head inside the box. You’ve got to think outside the box. It is up to us to incline our ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to us who is the church.


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.


Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

miracleDo we have an open ear and a receptive heart to obey the instructions that we receive? Ask yourself these types of questions today and do some self-inventory. People want huge miracles to take place in their lives but do not understand that in seeking such things, what is required is a huge amount of faith on the individuals part to simply obey instructions to receive the miracle that they seek, even when the instructions given do not make sense. You may appear crazy in the sight of others but it is that level of faith that brings forth uncommon favour and uncommon miracles to manifest in your life. Who cares if others think you’re crazy! Do what you feel led in your heart to do and see God move in your life. All you have to do is stretch out and believe, AMEN! Move by faith and not by what you see!


James 3:17-18 NIV – But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.


I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.


and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

I pray that this video I made ministers to your spirit today. Enjoy this video Everybody and God Bless! 😀

Forgiven Because God is in Control


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I wanted to post a couple of songs to bless your spirit today. The first one is by Crowder called Forgiven.  I seem to be a Crowder Band fan now since I’ve listened to some of their music. They are soooooooo cool. I know that this song will bless somebody today.


The next song is by Hillsong Worship called In Control. I pray that with whatever it is you are going through, whether it be difficult or sad times, just know that God is with you and that He is in control of your destiny. You may face setbacks, hurdles that keep you from moving forward, but you must keep pressing forward no matter what issues you face. You can overcome with the power of God on your side. I pray that these songs minister to your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀


I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

 

Angels and Demons


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I just had to put this song up to today! It’s by Tedashii feat. David Crowder called Below Paradise. The beat is off the hook! I’m pretty sure it’ll bless you.


The next song is by Tedashii feat. Kam Parker called Perfect. The beat in this song is so off the hook as well. I just love Tedashii!


The last song for today is also by Crowder Feat. Tedashii called Promised Land. I think I’m starting to be a fan of The Crowder band. This song is just off the hook! 🙂 . I know that it’ll bless you. Enjoy everybody! Love Ya!

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner


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Today, I want to post a few songs to bless your spirit. The first awesome worship song is by Passion Band called Spirit Fall.


The next song is by David Crowder Band (Feat. Lecrae) called Shadows.


The last song that I want to post today is by Crowder Feat. Tedashii called Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains). I personally love Tedashii’s part in the song. It’s just off the hook! I pray that these songs minister to your spirit today. God Bless You everybody! 😀

I’m Giving it Back to You


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I just had to post a few songs by Canton Jones to bless your spirit today. The first song is called I’m Giving It Back to You Feat. Leo. 


The next song is so upbeat also by Canton Jones called You Know I Do. This one will make you One-Two-Step.


This third song is a one-two-step kind of song called Believer also by Canton Jones.


The last song is just for my own fancy called All Night also by Canton Jones. I love the beat of this song because it’ll make you One-two-step. Honestly, these songs are good when you’re working out. I pray that these songs bless and minister to your spirit today. Who said “Christian music can’t be fun!” LOL! God Bless you Everybody! 😀

Shout out to the Girls out there!


Hey Ladies/Women of God!

I just had to post this song by Canton Jones called Beautiful which is a great song just for you! We are currently bombarded with society’s definition of beauty through magazines, TV ads, commercials and what have you, but we need to remember that we are God’s definition of beauty when we aspire to be a Proverbs 31 woman.  Listen to this song and let it minister to your beautiful soul today. God Bless You everybody! 😀


The next song also by Canton Jones feat. his wife Ramona Estell Jones is called Jesus.


The last song to minister to your spirit is called Forgiven also by Canton Jones. I think that these songs are off the hook and I pray that they bless your spirit. God bless you everybody! 😀

Running Back to You


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I just had to post this awesome song by Zoe Grace called Running to bless your spirit today. The song is so melodic and upbeat that I know it’ll minister to your spirit today. God bless you everybody and enjoy this song of praise unto God today. 😀


Isaiah 55:4-6 (NIV)

See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
    a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.”

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.


 

Tithes and Offerings for Breakthroughs


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I felt the need to touch on the subject that many people like to steer away from which is the topic of Tithes and Offerings. 

3688dc1d6af39962372feaa92e3cd757What is so important about understanding the concept of Tithes and Offerings?

In order to answer this question, I first need to address the fact concerning what it is not. 

In some Christian circles, the idea of paying tithes and offerings into the church can be viewed in a negative light when you have certain churches that teach on the concept in such a way to entice or manipulate their congregation into giving huge amounts of money for greed purposes rather than for true charitable and missionary based purposes of the church. Let’s just be real here, no one wants to be taken advantaged of and no one wants to invest in a place that doesn’t claim to use what you are putting your money into.

It is a FACT, that many churches require the tithes and offerings that they receive from their members during their services in order to fulfill and satisfy their missions and programs that they offer for their congregation. It’s a fact that with every church, like with any business, money is required in order to keep running its programs that they offer for their community. Let’s not assume for one second that money comes from the sky somewhere, it comes from people just like you and me that keep them running in the first place. It’s like with banks, you wouldn’t open up an investment account with a bank that doesn’t generate good returns on your investment. You would like to see the “fruits” or a return on your investment of what you are putting your money into. In the same way, Tithing and Offering has its benefits which I will explain later on in this post; however, let’s first define what the Tithe is:


A tithe is literally 10% of your gross salary, eg. if you make $9456.00 in one week, or one month depending on when you receive your pay cheque, then what you give to the church is 10% of that amount which would be $945.60. The rest of the money is yours to do with whatever you would like to do; however, nothing is stopping you from giving more money additionally as an “Offering” if you feel led to give out of the generosity of your own heart. This is the true concept of TITHES and OFFERINGS.


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Tithing and Offering is actually a Biblical commandment out of obedience from the Lord to bring your ten percent into His church. It’s something that I find not many churches properly teach about and yet it is important to get into the practice of doing as a Christ-follower.

Now, apart from doing it just because it is a commandment in the Bible to do so, there are significant spiritual benefits in Tithing and Offerings. Believe it or not, but Tithing is also a SPIRITUAL WARFARE weapon for financial breakthroughsWhen you tithe and offer in your church out of obedience, you stop a lot of evil forces attacking the fruits of your harvest.

Tithing and Offering rebukes the devourer from stealing what you make because God always blesses a cheerful giver


Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

I remember years ago when I was awaiting to receive a government cheque that was been held up by bureaucracy and office politics from the Canada Revenue Agency that I was really strapped for cash because I had some bills to pay and I was running low on funds. I was in dire straights and found myself praying and fasting to God all the time for a breakthrough to which He showed me the verse regarding tithes and offerings from Malachi 3:10 in my time of prayer and fasting that I kind of looked at God like…“Do you not see I’m strapped for cash God!”… but He kept impressing on my heart to trust Him in this thing and He would show me something that I had never seen before.

Well, since I was already low on funds anyway, I felt like I had nothing to lose. I was already feeling the pressure and was wondering why the government wasn’t producing my long-awaited cheque that I was waiting on for the past few weeks. Out of obedience to what the Holy Spirit had impressed on my heart to do, I gave my 10% into the church with much fear and trembling and hyperventilation added (lol) that week and felt like, I have nothing to lose anyway. Would you believe, that the same week that I needed the money for my upcoming bills and what have you, the long-delayed cheque that I had been waiting for the past few weeks if not a month had arrived a few days  during that same week after that Sunday service that I had laid down my tithes and offerings in the church bucket. I had to give a praise and a shout unto God for my breakthrough! God is indeed FAITHFUL! 😀
Image result for tithes and offeringsAfter receiving this breakthrough, I became obedient to this whole tithing and offering principle and I can tell you the truth, that I’ve never had financial difficulty ever since I decided to be faithful to this principle. I’ve received multiple breakthroughs and God has constantly been blessing me. I even preached about this principle in my previous church and a family that had also been going through some serious financial distress was also awaiting on a cheque from the government revenue agency to deal with their financial crisis but they had been experiencing delays upon delays on receiving these funds that they were now in dire straights, so they sat there listening to my testimony and decided to give it a try and gave 10% of what they had in their offering that day.

Another lady sitting in the same room who also heard the same sermon that I was preaching gave the very last money that she had in the offering bucket which was supposed to be used to buy her a plane ticket to go back home to Africa but she decided to test God in this and she gave everything she had believing God for a breakthrough. Let me tell you, the first family that gave their tithes and offerings received their breakthrough just a few days after they had sown their seed. They could not believe their breakthrough!


The other woman that had sown all that she had during that Sunday service testified that the very next day, (which was a Monday somebody!) the Canada Revenue Agency mailed out the long awaited cheque she had been waiting for the past few months to receive that not only could help her afford to buy her ticket to go back home, but she received enough to do more for her business back home. She was so blessed by what God had done to give her her breakthrough that she gave a huge offering to the church in gratitude for the lesson she had learned from my sermon regarding tithes and offerings that she now wants to forever remain faithful in understanding the principle regarding the purpose of the Tithes and Offerings.


Tithes and Offerings are a spiritual warfare weapon for financial breakthroughs. 

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If you are going through financial problems and you are a Christian, you need to understand the principle of Tithes and Offerings in order to obtain your financial breakthroughs. The thing is, many people don’t like the teaching on tithes and offerings because they already have misconceived notions on the purpose of it either through bad experiences with some churches misappropriating the funds, or having the idea that there is no point in giving in the first place because you see no self-benefit in giving in the first place. Look, I can’t guarantee what a church will do with your tithes and offerings because hopefully, you attend a church that is quite transparent in what they use their funds for; however, on the other hand, the concept of giving tithes and offerings is an obedience factor on YOU the INDIVIDUAL, Biblically speaking.  God looks at the heart of the giver, not at the amount that you give. You have to give in faith if you want to reap a harvest of righteousness in your life. Tithing and offering is supposed to be part of a Christians walk with God. It is a very powerful spiritual warfare weapon that can protect your harvest. If you are finding yourself experiencing a lot of financial difficulty or distress, try God in this area and start to tithe and offer in your church. Pray over your seed before you put it in the offering bucket. Ask God to rebuke the devourer of your harvest as you give your 10% into His church. You want to see breakthroughs but these things don’t happen without acts of FAITH.


Ask yourself today, Can you trust God for your breakthrough?

I pray that this post blesses someone today. For some reason, the Lord has been impressing my heart to write on this topic today so I pray that for whoever is reading this, if you were led to read this message, then this message was for you. God wants to intercede for you, but you have to be willing to be obedient if you want to see breakthroughs happen in your life.

God Bless You Everybody! 😀
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Did For Me


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I just had to post two more songs where the first one is by Bizzle Feat. Canton Jones and Crystal Tamar called Did For Me. 


The next song is by Hillsongs Young & Free called This is Living (Feat. Lecrae). 


The last song is by We Will Worship Movement called Like Oil.  I pray that these songs minister to your spirit today.  God bless everybody! 😀