EVERYBODY CAN’T LIKE YOU
October 27th, 2019 - (0 Comments)

SUNDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 2019.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “IF EVERYONE LIKES YOU, YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT DOING ANYTHING WORTHWHILE”
ANCHOR TEXT:
“And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?” 1 Samuel 18:8.

For every position you occupy, there will be opposition from somewhere. For every achievement, there are or there is someone somewhere secretly saying ‘I wish I were the one’. For instance, the land on which you erect your building is making someone unhappy, the customers patronizing you; the many clients you have, the people assisting you and several other visible exploits from you are making some people uncomfortable. Jesus, as perfect as He was, while on earth was terribly hated and criticized by the Pharisees, Sadducees and the Scribes. Isaac’s effort at digging a well of water was frustrated, such that he had to keep moving from place to place until he finally succeeded at a place called Rehoboth. ‘He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth saying, ‘now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land’ Genesis 26:22. When everyone is hailing you, something must be wrong somewhere. (more…)

STRIFE TO BE AT THE TOP
October 26th, 2019 - (0 Comments)

SATUR DAY, 26TH OCTOBER, 2019 .
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “THE HIGHER YOU GO, THE COOLER IT BECOMES”
ANCHOR TEXT:
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14.

There are levels of attainment in every field of human endeavour. There are also the highest level of attainment called the ‘peak’ or ‘top’. Those who operate at this level enjoy the goodies and the unusual benefits of every profession. As one climbs en -route the peak position, it is obvious that the higher one goes, the fewer the number of people on each level up. Similarly, in the spiritual, there are general callings and there is a higher calling – there are spiritual dwarfs and spiritual giants. Those at the highest level of a particular profession have a panoramic view of what goes on within the profession. They are the first to be reckoned with, they are the authority. If this is the case, then what are you doing at the lowest level? What business do you have at the bottom? Of a truth you can start small; you are not expected to remain small. For example, professions like Accounting, and Engineering have their peak positions. It is those at the lowest level that suffer and grumble. (more…)

ACT OUT YOUR FAITH
October 25th, 2019 - (0 Comments)

FRIDAY, 25TH OCTOBER, 2019.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “RELEVANT ACTION IS THE EVIDENCE OF FAITH”
ANCHOR TEXT:
“And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” Matthew 14:29.

Believing and relying on God’s promises is not enough, it is acting on your faith that gets things done. When your words and actions agree with the word of God, receiving answers to request becomes easy. Many claim and confess God’s word, and at the same time contradict their confession by wrong actions. God’s word declares that faith without work is dead which means that living faith must be backed with action before there will be a performance of what the Lord had promised. Abraham had faith and believed God for the promise and it was accounted to him as righteousness. He put his faith into action by doing according to the Lord’s dictates: ‘Be the doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourself’ (James 1:22). The woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5 also acted out her faith. (more…)