Tapping into God’s Agenda


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So Today I want to focus on us as Christians tapping into God’s Agenda for this Year of Divine Grace. Stop what your doing and listen for just a moment. Ask yourself this question…“Are you where you should be right now?” if the answer is “No”, then consider that you are outside God’s agenda, you are outside God’s plan for your life, you are traveling on the road of mediocrity that leads to nowhere and realizing that that isn’t where you want to be will lead you to look back, turn around and walk back on God’s designed path for your life. It says in God’s Word to …seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you [emphasis added] – (Matthew 6:33).


What does that really mean?

It doesn’t mean that if you do church activities “in the sight of God” you’ll get blessed like a “get rich quick scheme”. It means that in your heart of hearts, you personally make it your priority to advance God’s agenda on earth which is to fulfill the great commission of discipling nations and teaching them about what the Word of God says about the Kingdom of Heaven and what Jesus did for us at Calvary. Jesus was always talking about the Kingdom when He was teaching his disciples and followers and in the same way that is what we have to do in this life too. We have to make people aware that the Kingdom of God is real and near them. It’s great that we are saved, but there are countless others out there that need to hear the same good news that will bring them out of the kingdom of darkness and into the glorious one filled with light. We need to ensure that we aren’t simply occupying space on Earth until we get to Heaven. We need to care about our unsaved brothers and sisters as well.


God’s Agenda

Did you know that you are part of God’s plan? If you are walking outside of His will, you will find 6cc2d944f6cfb62b30e00d1fae1f8ca5that where you are right now is leaving you with feelings of depression, dissatisfaction, frustration, worry, uncertainty, obscurity and doubt. You aren’t aligned with God’s purpose for your life if you aren’t making it a point to advance God’s agenda in your life. You were made for a purpose, a great one at that and that is why it is important that you get back on track. Get back on God’s track, more specifically. You may have many reasons and excuses to avoid God’s plan and path for your life, but I tell you the truth, you will end up with a wondering spirit looking for things to fill up the empty spaces and voids in your life if you keep ignoring the fact that God placed you here to advance His Kingdom. You must be Kingdom-minded, Kingdom-motivated and Kingdom-driven to preach the gospel of Truth to the Nations. If you have not made it a point to share the message of salvation with others in your life, aren’t you “missing the mark” (also defined as “sin”)? You can’t be simply satisfied that you alone are going to Heaven while others are perishing. If you are thinking in this way then you truly do not understand the Heart of Jesus.


Keep Seeking God

How do I advance the message of the Kingdom? Use what you know best, but in all things prayer is the first thing you should do. Seek God to give you direction on how to pursue His agenda effectively. Talk to your Church leaders to get their advice. Get involved with your community and find opportunities to testify about what the Lord has done in your life. I’m sure there is something that you can give God praise for. Your entire life is a testimony of the goodness of God. Seek God and it’s alright to not have all the answers. That is why you must seek first the Kingdom in the first place. God knows that you need His help in order to satisfy the call on your life so get serious and go down on bended knee and fast if necessary.


Matthew 7:7-8 NKJV

[ Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.


What is my calling?

If you don’t know what your calling is then this is an indication that you need to pray and seek God more in your life. You maybe feeling lost and unsure about where you need to be, but your calling is tied to your giftings. Your job could be the very tool God wants to use to impact other people’s lives. Do not limit God with your limited way of thinking because God is limitless. You have to decide right now that today, you are going to make God’s agenda your top priority this year. You are actively going to make an effort to share the message about the Kingdom with others. You will no longer shy away from testifying about God’s goodness in your life. You will make it a point that Jesus is still relevant and needed in other people’s lives. God will create the platform for you. All you have to do is step out and reach out by Faith. Stop overthinking things and just act and be moved by faith.

You won’t always get it perfect all the time, but that is why it says in the Word that it is through Him we become perfected when we keep His Word.


1 John 2:5

But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

The important point is to share what we know about Jesus to others. People need to know that God loves them and that it is not His will that any should perish, but that all would have everlasting life (2 Peter 3:9; John 3:16). My concern is that the theology of today has got us so caught up in storing up treasures for ourselves here on Earth that we have put the great commission on the back burner. It’s great to get blessed, but don’t allow your blessings to get you to lose focus on God’s agenda.  I don’t think that God is pleased.


Matthew 16:26

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Let’s tap into God’s Agenda everybody. Let’s not lose our focus to the distractions of life and remember why we are here. We are here to do what it says in Isaiah 61:

[ The Good News of Salvation ] “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

So today, Seek God’s face and repent of not pursuing God to the fullest in the way that we should. Let’s put God first again and work towards fulfilling our God-given purpose in Him. Let God continue to direct your path, Amen! God Bless you everybody! 😀

God’s Faithfulness – “I Will Never Leave You nor Forsake You, My love”


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I hope you all are having a beautiful Friday 🙂 . It’s starting to heat up out there so please refer back to my summer survival kit on what to do to prevent heat stroke and other summer related illnesses that some people encounter during heat waves. It is important to remain hydrated so drink up an ocean of water (ok…I’m exaggerating but please drink a lot of water ok people! 😀 ).

So today I want to talk about God’s faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is precious to us because He always keeps His promises. In knowing that we have a God that is NOT a man that He should lie, we must learn to walk in the same level of faith in that when He says that He will never leave us nor forsake us…we in return must never leave Him and forsake Him. We can talk about “well I’m only human…blah…blah… blah…excuse after excuse” to explain why we sometime falter in our Faith, but at the end of the day…we are not merely Human…we are Children of the Most High God. We enjoy the idea that He is forgiving, faithful, and patient…but are we???

I thought about that in regards to myself and realize that I seriously need to increase my Faith level to come to that place where I can truly say “I will never leave you nor forsake you my God”. You must be thinking….”Oh yea of little faith!!!”but again I say, “Have you walked a mile in my shoes?” from a previous post written about hindrances to prayer. When I went through a trial that tested my loyalty and faith to God so early in my salvation, it was then that I realized that honestly it’s so easy for us to turn away given the right amount of pressure. You’ve got to ask yourself…“What will it take for you to fall away from the Lord?” It’s easy to claim to “love Him” when things are going good…but what if all of a sudden calamity strikes us…what then of our Faith? The reason why I’m writing this is so that we don’t walk around in self-deception thinking that we have attained a high level of faith and that we will never encounter a time where that one decision to remain in God or forsake the Lord will be put to the test. I call such a test of faith to be The Job Test of Faith (Job 1-3) where everything you hold dear gets touched by the devil to test your level of love and faith for the Lord.  Be Sober and be viligilant, for this is no easy test…and unfortunately not everyone will pass it and those who claim to “love the Lord”, shall be tested. For those that endure the trial and still come out praising God, I say kudos to you and God bless you because your faith can withstand such a fiery trial and it just goes to show, that if you can do it, surely we all are capable of withstanding any test. Easier said than done but it’s worth thinking about it now rather than later.

I know that I’m still being tested each day and I take each test as they come. I fail some, I pass some…I also get re-tested <— didn’t see that one coming now did ya. Yes people, you will be retested on failed tests. When you pass the re-tests,  you overcome that cycle of insanity, which is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. How many of you can lift your hands and understand what I’m saying? Let me also remind you that we should all know that our lives are a whole big test of Faith. We choose how we are going to pass it or fail it by deciding if we believe in God or not and by living out what we believe. I’ve had my fair share of tests and I can tell you that it’s easy to break  down completely and choose to stray away given the right amount of pressure, but the most amazing thing is that even in our weakness, God never chooses to forsake us even though we may choose to do so. God’s love endures literally Forever. I have never met a love like that before, but it is definitely a feat to learn to love like Jesus.

So today, think about increasing your love for God. It’s one thing to learn to love people…but we must learn also how to minister to our God today by loving God and saying it everyday through our prayer life, our praise life and our worship life. As much as we seek affirmation of love and acceptance by people, God also seeks that same level of devotion to Him as well, but because He, like the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, He will not manipulate us or force us to love Him, because He has blessed us with the gift of free will to choose to do so. I have now gotten into the habit of saying “Good morning Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit” and also “Good afternoon” and “Good evening” because it’s something we take for granted. We say it to people all the time but do we say it to our Lord? Do you welcome His presence in your day? The Lord is with us in our entire day and its amazing how we forget Him so easily.  We should not forget the Lord our God who sent His Son to save us from the slavery of Sin and redeemed us back into the Kingdom of God through His precious blood. The Lord Jesus sent us The Helper who is the  Holy Spirit and He yearns to converse with us, but are we inclined to Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to “us” the Churches???? Let us love on God today and remember that His faithfullness in us is what we must demonstrate back to Him in return. God Bless you everybody and have a blessed Weekend!

I have 2 songs by Jesus Culture called Where You Go I Go and You Won’t Relent ( I know I’ve posted this song before but I love it 😀 ) . I figured I’d bless y’all with sounds of worship. I pray that these songs minister to your spirit today. God bless you everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

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1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you

Acts 2:33
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’

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Speaking through the Silence


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Today I have a song from Anthony Evans that is soooooo awesome! It’s called Silence. Sometimes  when we wait on God to speak to us to show us where we need to go, especially when we need some direction we have to understand that sometimes God speaks through us in the silence. Sometimes the answer is so plain and so obvious that it can only be found in the quiet, in the stillness and in the silence. We are activity-minded beings that find learning to be still to be a difficult skill to harness when we are so busy in our thought processes and are impatient in waiting for the answer.Waiting requires FAITH.

When we cultivate a heart that is ready to hear even in the silence, that is when we hear clearly. So today, learn what it means to wait, to be patient, and to be still because such an attitude comes from a heart of faith, obedience and humility. The microwave society that we live in doesn’t allow for such virtues of faith to be cultivated because we want instant results, instant gratification and instant answers to our problems, but we are not of this world, we are Kingdom dominionaires. We are Children of the most High God and everything that requires a divine answer from the Heavenlies requires a special attitude of grace to be patient, kind, long-suffering, loving, humble, still obedient and faithful to the very end. Let this song minister to your heart today and consider that in the silence, God hears the cry of your heart and He is faithful to those who are faithful in waiting on Him to respond. He will never leave you nor forsake you. God Bless you everybody! 

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One Small Step at a Time


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Well, today I have an inspirational video for you. It’s about how we define our goals and how we view our journey to achieve them. I know that there are so many things I’d like to accomplish and sometimes we can be discouraged by the obstacles we face. Some things require resources, access to networks etc etc but I have decided to take each day at a time to achieve them. Each day leads you closer to fulfilling your goal. Things don’t happen overnight but with preparation, research, and seeking out the wise counsel that you need to fulfill your goal, the path becomes clearer. I think that sometimes when we want to pursue monumental changes in our lives we think we can achieve them quickly by just a decision, but decisions are the first step and then preparations and careful planning help to build towards that goal. When you have a vision of where you want to go or what you want to achieve, write it down and make it plain so that you always have it set before you. Sometimes your dreams can be ridiculed by those that can’t see your vision, but that’s ok because I think people need to aim for the things that haven’t been done before. Such things bring impossibles into the possible realms in our lives and births out further exploration and inspiration. So remain focused, remain encouraged and take each day one small step at a time. Stay Blessed Everybody!

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Fan or Follower? – Can You Hear God’s Voice?


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So today I have another video today to get us thinking about our walk in the Lord. Being Christian doesn’t win us any medals, popularity contests or any brownie points, but it does gain us an eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when we seriously consider what it means to be a Follower. There are times when people look at me wierdly when I say I heard this and that from the Lord as if to say I’m some kind of liar…my question to them would be… Do you hear from the Lord? and if so, What have you heard from the Lord???? If not…why not?

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

I know when God is talking to me if He’s convicting me of a bad habit that I need to curb, or if He points out areas of Sin that I need to confess and repent about. I also Hear from Him when He gives me warnings about certain situations or about people, and I also Hear from the Lord when He tells me that He loves me. I believe in His voice through the workings of the Helper who is the Holy Spirit. I admit that there are times I ignore Him obviously because of stubborness and pride, but I know His voice because He is the Counselor of my soul. I’m not going to act like I’m a saint all the time becuase I have my own struggles to deal with and I’m not going to remain in denial of that just so I can sleep well at night. Sometimes the Lord tells me things I don’t want to hear but He loves me enough to tell me the TRUTH. The Truth isn’t always easy to swallow, but I’d rather be told the truth than swim in a pool of lies. Such a pool leads to drowning, but God always throws us the Life Jacket to pull us out of that pool of regrets with His TRUTH.

Jesus is our Saviour in every sense of the Word and that is why when we Follow Him, we must purpose to Hear Him when He talks to us through the Holy Spirit. This is how we come to reverentially Fear the name of the Lord. Sin separates us and deafens our ears but REPENTANCE sharpens our hearing and discernment as it also reconciles us to Hear attentively to what the Lord is saying to us through the Holy Spirit.

Ask yourself…Can you Hear the Lord speak to You when He tells you something through people, signs, wonders, confirmations and various other ways and methods? If God can use a Donkey to get Balaams attention (Numbers 22), God will and can use anything to get our attention, but it’s up to us to purpose to recognize when the Lord is in fact talking to us through His methods to convict our Spirit to yield to the Truth of His Word.

Everybodies relationship is different  in their walk with the Lord since some people are at different stages, but I am convinced that as we continously learn to Follow the Lord whole-heartedly, we must be able to hear His voice. If we cannot hear Him, then certain things are happening in our lives to prevent us from following our Lord Jesus Christ whole heartedly.We must really search deep and ask ourselves…why do we find it hard to follow God fully?

Check this video out and think about what it means to Follow Christ rather than being a mere Fan of Christ. Those who follow will learn to hear the Lord’s Voice and will answer to His call.  Stay Blessed Everybody!

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I also have a song to get you going today from Ramiyah called Turn it Out. It’ll  definitely bless you today!

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Miracles: Entrusting the Delicate in God’s Hands


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I was thinking about what I should write about today and started to read some inspirational stories and one of them that I read today is called Open the Rose.  Have a read.

              OPEN THE ROSE

A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.

The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the WILL OF GOD for his life and for his ministry. Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to TRY to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact…It wasn’t long before he realized how it was impossible to do so.

Noticing the younger preacher’s inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to tell the following poem…

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of GOD’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of GOD’s design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day.
I will look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
The pathway that lies before me,
Only my heavenly Father knows.
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

After reading this I thought to myself that many a time in our lives we often try to manage that which should be handled with the Divine.
 
When you think of how God works intricately in the fine details of our lives, the most important factor to any outcome is based on our measure of Faith.
 
In the same way where God says to us that those who are trusted with little can be trusted with much, He too is in this equation. If we can trust God with little, we should be able to trust Him for much, but how often do we allow God to function in the fine details of our lives? We in a way have a natural tendency to rely a lot on our human capacity to rationalize things and reason, but when we think of areas that require miracles…what room does rationality and reason play in such instances?
 
I think to some extent we no longer seek miracles because we are too busy trying to work out everything within our human limitations and capabilities even if they become done in vain. However, when our limitations are fully realized we then turn to God for miracles.
 
I feel that each day is a miracle and that when you start to thank God for every little victory you had in your day like for example, you needed something to work and function properly at work and for some reason…your computer starts acting up….pray for God to intervene…and poof voila…God starts making it work for you… (Disclaimer: I’m not saying that this happens all the time… this is a hypothetical example of your faith in action to seek God in this fictitious example).
 
Now it’s easy to forget to say “THANK YOU” in such instances because we just see it as a technical error…but if you prayed and then it started working…God must get the Glory even for such a small matter. I know that I have issues sometimes with technology and I pray for God to intervene…and let me tell you, it works people, but that’s all dependent on whether or not you can even trust God for even the minor details of your lives. It’s easy to explain it away as a technical glitch and ignore how God had a role to play to make it work…but that’s where we need to repent and give God honor where honor is due. You can’t claim miracles that were divine in nature to be your own doing when GOD divinely intervened by your faith in action through prayer.
 
This is how we drown out God in the fine details of our lives. We cannot afford to be this ungrateful to our Father God. Praise Him, Thank Him and INCLUDE HIM in all that you do. He is Sovereign and if you want Him to be Lord over your life… include Him in the minor details. You’ll always have a reason to give Him praise after that. He will feel moved to bless you more and more when you remember the name of the LORD.
 
The question is….where, what and whom are you putting our trust in????
Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
 
What I’m trying to say today is that… learn to trust God for little so that you can cultivate an attitude that is receptive to even larger and greater miracles yet to come in your life.
 
When you thank Him for the small stuff…it won’t be hard to give Him glory for even the big things. God is your beginning and the end of each day….so thank and praise Him every chance you get. The more you do this…the more you will start to see GOD operating in your life and in even in the minute details of your life. Some people lay in wait for big miracles to see God…but I’m telling you that miracles are happening everyday….but you have to consider the small ones first so that you can appreciate the big ones when they start to arrive at your address.
 
God loves to walk and talk with people all the time….but are we inclined to do the same?
 
We tune Him out of our lives very often when we try to manage everything in our limited human capacities and levels of understanding. If you want to understand God, allow Him in the minor details of your life so that you can see Him in the major details of your life. Don’t expect Big things from the Lord when you can’t even expect for Him to be present in something small. Consider that you reading this today is a miracle because you have eyes to see whereas a percentage of the population in this world is blind.
 
Food for thought. Marinate in this thought Today.
 
I have a song to minister to you today from  Marvin Sapp called Lift those Hands. May it bless you today everybody!
 

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Scriptures to Meditate

Isaiah 55:8
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
 
Luke 16:10
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
 
Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
 
Hebrews 11:1
[ By Faith We Understand ] Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
 
John 6:47
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
 
John 7:38
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
 
John 14:1
[ The Way, the Truth, and the Life ] “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
 
John 14:12
[ The Answered Prayer ] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

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Have a Little Faith? – Or None?


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I found this awesome story not written by me of course but I thought that I’d share it with you this fine day. It’s amazing what a little faith can do. Can you measure yours??? Enjoy the story and reflect on how you can increase your measure of Faith. Be Blessed and Remain Blessed Everybody.

Have a Little Faith?

Back a few years ago we had three cars, a company car, my wife’s car and a truck. I had a job where the company gave me a car every three years, to use for work. I had purchased a truck for my own personal use. It came in handy because I used to cut down trees and burn them in our wood stove. Well one day I hurt myself lifting a large piece, I had cut, into the back of the truck. That ended my tree cutting days. From that point on the truck just sat in our driveway. My wife decided that we didn’t need to pay extra for a truck that we weren’t using. So we put an add in the paper and it ran its course with no one calling. Winter was setting in and my wife figured that it would sit in our driveway until the end of winter. Then maybe in the summer we’d try to sell it again. Now mind you, the truck was almost new.

My wife became concerned that we’d never get rid of it. I told her that she was putting to much faith in herself and not letting God work. She looked at me, with this funny look and said, “Why would God concern HIMSELF about our truck?”

I told her that we were Gods’ children and that HE sees our every need and HE will provide, she just had to have a little faith.

The next day a snow storm hit. Her car had front wheel drive and she was getting ready to go to work. I had gotten up and made coffee for her and was watching the TV news about how bad the storm was going to be.

As Bobbie got ready for work she asked me to make a for sale sign for the truck and she would stick it in the window of the truck. I did and when she was ready to leave she placed it in the window.

When she got into her car it wouldn’t start. Her good old reliable car was dead. No lights.. Nothing.

I told her that the truck was full of gas and to take it. She didn’t want to but then again she had to get to work.

As she left I told her that her normal route was going to be a nightmare. I suggested an alternate route.

She started driving to work and the traffic backed-up. While sitting in traffic the man behind her started flashing his lights. She didn’t know what he wanted. But then again she thought something might be wrong with the truck. She pulled over and the man pulled in behind her. He got out of his car and asked her why she was selling the truck. She told him we didn’t need it anymore and just wanted to sell it. I had forgotten to put a phone number on the sign. He asked her for a phone number and said he’d call about it that night. True to his word he called. I talked to him and he told me his story about his recent accident, in his truck and how the insurance company told him if he found one of equal value they’d give him the money to buy it. He said his truck looked just like ours and he wanted it. We gave him the price we were asking and he said he’d call back tomorrow and have a check ready.

After the phone call I looked at Bobbie and said, “This is God working.” She said, “Ya, right. Why would God bother HIMSELF with something like this?”

Then I told her something that made her think. I told her that after she left for work I went out to her car to see if there was anything I could do before leaving for work. I thought I’d try to start it and if needed get the battery charger out and hook it up. I figured that it could charge all day while we were at work. When I got in and turned the key it started with no problem. That’s God for you, always doing things for us without asking. What better a Father could we ask for.

Bobbie still had a little problem believing. She said the insurance company would have a problem with it and it wouldn’t sell. I just smiled at her and said, ”Ya of little faith.”

The next morning at around 9 o’clock the man called. He said he had a check for the full amount we asked for. If we didn’t mind could we drive it over to his apartment and drop it off. Bobbie was worry that the check might be bad. I told him that wouldn’t be a problem. I added my wife’s concerns and he said he’d drive to the bank and have cash when we got there.

As he promised, he was there with cash in hand. I signed over the papers and thanked him and we drove off. I smiled all the way home knowing that God had done this to show Bobbie something about faith. No, we didn’t need the money. No, it was a lesson in letting go and letting God. I looked over at Bobbie and said, “God is Good.” She replied, “All the Time.”

So, next time you’re having doubts. Stop trying to control things and let God work. What He’s done for me, HE’LL do for you..

The Story Teller
Telling of HIS Amazing Grace
Richard

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Being the Answer that you Seek


So recently I had a conversation with a choir friend about what it means when we are seeking God for an answer. I was praying for different things and during my meditations I was revealed that sometimes when we ask God “What’s the Answer?” we not only have to prepare for the answer but we must consider that He might tell us that “You are the Answer”.

If we want Change in our lives we have to purpose to BE the Change. Your circumstances don’t determine who you are and you can also change how you view your circumstances. If you see God removing key players that are stumbling blocks to progress in your life, you have to be prepared that as He removes wicked counselors out of your way, He is also paving a road for you to step up to that role that requires change through DIVINE INTERVENTION. My question to you today is, Are you prepared to BE the ANSWER?

Like Moses who had many excuses under the Sun to disqualify himself from being the Answer to God’s call for him to go before Pharaoh to set the Captives free from Evil Slavery, God may require you to be the answer that you seek. When I pondered on this, I started to freak out to be quite honest with you, because I understand Moses’ feelings about what God required of him. Despite that, I believe that Moses was groomed to be a leader since birth. He understood Egyptian politics because he was brought up and groomed as a young prince in the palace of the Egyptian Pharoah as a young man, so birth doesn’t determine destiny, it prepares you for it but it is OBEDIENCE that allows for your destiny to be fulfilled.

How obedient are you willing to be when You answer to the CALL in your life????

As terrifying as this question was laid before me, it all boils down to increasing your level of faith to satisfy the Call and respond to the Call on your life.

Remember that MANY are Called but Few are Chosen because what is required to fulfill destiny is:

FAITH, OBEDIENCE, HUMILITY, COURAGEHOPE, LOVE and TOTAL TRUST in the LORD.

Think about these things and remember that you can try to disqualify yourself from the call in your life, but GOD doesn’t Call the QUALIFIED, HE Qualifies the CALLED. Walk in Obedience and answer to the Call in Your Life.

Yes, it goes without saying that you will face adversities as you pursue your calling but that’s what Faith is all about. You can’t walk by sight when you are required to walk by Faith. God always goes ahead of you…you walk through your red seas as He makes your enemies around you your footstool.

Look at Pharoah, He died a poor mans death as He tried to pursue the Children of Israel after they had reached the other side of the Red Sea. Egyptian Pharaohs were historically known to be buried with their treasures and servants in a pyramid tomb for their so-called life in the “After life”, but God dealt with Pharoah with a final blow in that in his pursuit to kill and bring back the Children of Israel back into slavery, God swallowed him up with his entire Army by closing up the Red Sea. Pharoah was left bankrupt in fortune since the Children of Israel were given the wealth of Silver and Gold during their exodus out of Egypt by their slave drivers as they were set free from Captivity. The end of Pharoah’s PRIDE and Hardened heart resulted in his dying a pitiful poor mans death with the Red Sea as His grave. Pharoah perished in his PRIDE as God gave Grace to Moses’ Humility.

Humility assures Victory and Pride will always FALL.  Humility is Key when fulfilling the call in your life. Always remember that!

Scriptures to Meditate

Matthew 20:16
So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

Isaiah 58:12
Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

1 Corinthians 1:25-26

25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Glory Only in the Lord

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Psalm 10:2
The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

James 4:6
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “ God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.

Proverbs 29:23
A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.

Job 1:10
Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Deuteronomy 28:1
[ Blessings on Obedience ] “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 32:10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.

Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

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