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It’s A New Day – Step Up!

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For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

On the trees, figs appear when summer is nearThe fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Songs 2:11-13. (KJV)

The season is telling the story of changing times – The Winter is going – The Spring is almost here. IT IS A NEW DAY!

The end of the quote says “Come away”.

Your season of affliction, uncertainty, confinement, limitation, depression, sickness, worries, fear, stress, dryness and what have you, is ending. It is a new day!

The quote says “Arise”. Make up your mind to arise.

Believe in God; believe his word; believe in “yourself”; arise. You may need to change what you think and the confession of your mouth. Don’t wait for stock market forecast to change, don’t wait until the News change from it negative stance, don’t wait for politicians to stop fighting each other, stop waiting for approval from men; step out in faith. Tell yourself “I can make it” and mean it.

You owe yourself a duty to try to change whatever challenges you’re faced with. A least convince yourself that you tried. The only regret there is for those who refused to try.

You have a purpose on earth. You might need to try something new – what we are fashioned out for is rarely outside of us. Most times people fail because they have not looked inward; most people are desirous to be someone else; to be what other people desire. I dare you to arise and trust God. “Take your new beginning and put a smile on God’s face.”

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March 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

The Power of Persistence

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What does winning mean to you? What is success to you?

These are relative terms and can be defined in numerous ways.

I read in a book many years ago that “The secret of success is not in never falling but is rising up each time you fall.”

Winning is like a triumph over opponents , problems and the enemies – whatever that means to you.

You may be passing through challenges in your family, education, business, a relationship, a work place or in any other area of life. You might have heard stories of people who failed to make it and are anxious about the future.

One instrument of success that you need at a time like that is persistence. Persistence is persevering, tenacity, doggedness or importunity. You must not give up. Give it another go! Keep up faith and trust God for help.

You may say “God again!” “I know you will say that; I have prayed all the prayers I know of and the situation has not changed”

Prayer giants like Daniel did not give up or get angry with God when he was faced with the threat of being thrown into the den of lions. His miracle came in the den of lions. Don’t forget there are enemies on the other side and their operation is to “win”. You will not be their victim. God will come through for you.

You must persevere to win. You must never quit. You may have diet programme that you feel is not working, you might have failed your driving test; you may be struggling with your therapy sessions or lamenting that you have failed with the New Year resolution. Don’t quit! Go on with it and keep working on it until you succeed.

I am not writing to define winning or success. The Dictionary will do that well. I am here to hold your hands up and encourage you to get going until you win.

Hebrew 10:22 -23, says “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” NKJV

Jesus said “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” KJV.

Persistence helps you to overcome nagging problems. It helps you to build up a solid business, career, ministry, family; you just name it! Don’t lose faith or let you hope disappear. Stop all negative talking and stay away from “miserable comforters”

Your celebration is on its way.

Shalom

Mercy Will Come Through For You

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“For His mercy endures forever” ended the calls for thanksgiving in Psalm 136.

I have taken a lot of time to meditate on many favours that I have received from God and wondered how many of them I merited and how many I could afford to buy and the conclusion was that I did not merit any of them and I can’t afford anyone of them.

Many times we take the favour and goodness of God for granted; we pose as if God is indebted to us. Sometimes it seems as if we can fix God by anything. I have learnt over the years that we just have to remain grateful for all his goodness and mercy to us.

The call is “Oh, give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good and his mery endureth forever” Psalm 136:1. KJV.

Love, mercy and grace are three things that all the blessing of God hinges on. There is no person that these three can’t get to. At every point in life we all enjoy these in some measures.

You can go a step further by asking God for help. The love, mercy and grace of God will rise up in your favour. There is no stituation anyone is going through that God cannot handle. You don’t have to deserve his blessing before you come to him. He said “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matt. 11:28. KJV.

You don’t have to pay for the blessings; he said ““Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk, without money and without price.Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance.” Isaiah 55:1 -2. NKJV (Biblegateway.com). You are invited, so come!

Are you bothered by guilt, God says come! His mercy will avail for you, if you dare to go to God for help. Jesus spent a lot of time working to restore those that did not deserve good things.

“And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Luke 5:30-32. NKJV. Biblegateway.com.

Don’t be paralysed by past faillings, step out of the shadows of guilt and let the healing power of God touch you today.

God will do this because of his mercy.

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January 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm