You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. Everyday, you are given a chance to know God better and experience His promises. If you need assurance and direction today, come to Him and meditate on His Word. Nothing should be more important to you than learning to hear from God for yourself. What you will hear from Him will completely change your life.
[ You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. - Jeremiah 29:13 ]
[ Part 4 of "Are You A Disciple?" (Discipleship & Mentoring Series) ]
Was there ever a time when God asked you to do something you don’t feel like doing? Yes, there may be times that He will ask us to give up something that may hurt. But He assures us today that the safest place we can ever be is in His perfect will. Just like Jesus who showed us the picture of total submission, we can also experience victory in our lives & have triumph over our enemies once we learn how to completely trust that our God has our best interest at heart.
[ “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” -Proverbs 19:21 ]
[ Part 2 of "Are You A Disciple?" (Discipleship & Mentoring Series) ]
Do you sometimes feel that there is more to life than what you have now? It’s true. God has designed a fruitful and a meaningful life for us. We were created to be a blessing! But that purposeful life will only come to pass once we choose to follow God and decide to be a true disciple of Jesus. Let us be wise and choose to follow where He’s leading us. He promised to show us the way.
[ "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." - John 14:12 ]
Contrary to what the world believes, there is freedom, victory and peace in obedience. Our great destiny is hidden behind those little instructions from God that we choose to obey. Being a disciple or follower of Jesus is not just for people who works inside the Church. All of us are called to follow Him. And as we allow the Lord to work through us, little by little, we become closer to Jesus and experience victory like Him.
[ As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect His glory even more." -2 Corinthians 3:18 ]
[ Discipleship Mentoring On-Air: "Maturity" ]
As a child of God, we were given not only the gift of salvation but also the power to live differently. It is our Father’s will that we live a peaceful and abundant life. Jesus was very clear when He said that if we remain in His love, our joy will be complete. But along with that promise is our responsibility to pursue maturity in our walk with Him. By loving others and making disciples, we’ll be able to live a victorious life that we can enjoy and give glory to our Father in Heaven.
[ "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." - John 15:11 ]
Lies bring people down. Making them lose opportunities and favor. That’s why if we want to be victorious in every battle, we must always tell the truth. Nobody can harm us if Jesus is on our side. If you are in a tough situation right now and you don’t know what to do, do not fear. Just tell the truth and it shall make you free.
["Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you."-Deuteronomy 31:8]
Our commitment to God is very important. As Christians we need to be reminded at all times to never set aside the things that we do for Him, no matter how small it is. The way we treat God’s presence in our everyday lives determines the level of blessings that we will receive from Him. The Lord said, whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much. Honor God with your commitment and see what He will make happen for you.
[ "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things." - Matthew 25:21 ]
Is there anything or anyone that you love more than God? The true “Heart Test” happens when the Lord is asking us to surrender something to prove His position in our hearts. To be challenged is not easy, but the rewards are priceless. Jesus said, anything that we give up for Him will be returned to us “a hundred times” over. This only means that He wants to bless us more! Always remember that God will never take away anything that He knows will be good for us. Just trust Him.
["And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life." - Matthew 19:29]
Before the Lord Jesus Christ went to Heaven, His final command is for us to go and make disciples. This only shows that reaching out & nurturing the lost is very important to Him. Sharing the gospel is not easy. But the good news is, when we choose to follow Him, not only are we enriching others but also ourselves. We get to experience God’s amazing power in our lives and be like Him. It’s about time we take a step further and desire for maturity in our walk with Him. The Lord has placed us in a position of power and it is His desire that our lives will bear much fruit for His glory.
["Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-25]
God tests us in our need. Whenever we have money problems, God has provided a way for us to get out of it. By following His principles, we can be assured that no matter how impossible our situation is financially, God will miraculously provide. He can make a way for us, when we feel like we are in a dead end. Today, God invites us to look up and eagerly expect great blessings and provision for all our needs.
[ "If you keep my commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love."-John 15:10 ]