Walking In Love (Pt 6)

Walking in Love Part 6 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” ‭‭I John‬ ‭4:18-19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ No fear in love Often because of human nature, we want people to love us first before we can love them back. We want people to make us happy before we can be happy. The way we treat others becomes situational, that is to say we act in response to the way we are treated. Other times, we are afraid of opening up to others to receive love or even show love to them, for fear of being hurt. Whilst some of us may have been hurt several times in the past, it becomes di

Walk In Love (Pt 5)

Walk in Love Part 5 “No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” ‭‭I John‬ ‭4:12-13, 16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ God is there! Take a look around where you are right now. What are people saying about God? What are people saying about Christians? What are people saying about you? What are people saying about us? You see, sometimes it is good to get feedback from time to time. You probably have heard it over and

Walk In Love (Pt 4)

Walk in love Part 4 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ‭‭John‬ ‭13:34-35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Love is a commandment How often have we heard people say 'I don't love him any more' 'I don't love her anymore' 'we have grown apart - there was no love for him or her anymore hence we went our separate ways'. 'I don't have feelings for him anymore'. Even at the workplace and in the church today, we also hear things like 'I don't like him' 'she is not my cup of tea' . Looking at the passage that we just read, Jesus our master said 'A new co

Walk In Love (Pt 3)

Walk in love Part 3 Colossians 3:14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Love is a choice Imagine standing in front of your wardrobe in the morning thinking of what to wear! I guess you did not just command your clothes to get on your body. You made a conscious effort to get to your wardrobe or closet, select your clothes and put them on. Sometime, our first choice does not match or suit the occasion which makes us go through the whole process of making another choice of clothes to put on. Such is love, as described in the passage we just read - But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Think about this powerful stat

Walk In Love (Pt 2)

Walk in love Part 2 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Love in action What does love look like? Can we easily recognise love in our everyday life? Can we take a look around where we are right now, be it our homes, our neighbourhood, our workplace, 'our church', is there love? Let's be honest for one moment in reflection. You see, love is seen in our behaviour and how we treat people. Notice the words in the passage we just read - 'My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.' Not in words but in action. Anyone and everyone can say 'I love you' but when the n

Walk In Love (Pt 1)

Walk in love “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ 'I love you' Take a moment and think about this expression 'I love you'. When was the last time you heard someone say to you, 'I love you'? How did you feel? What made you feel the way you felt? On the other hand, when was the last time you told someone 'I love you'? What did you mean? Did you really mean it? How often have we heard this expression 'I love you' from either our spouse, friends, loved ones and occasionally from people at our workplaces and every

Mirror First

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:3-5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Mirror first How often do we judge people? How often are we more interested in other peoples shortcomings and faults? How often have we looked away from ourselves and looked at others to either judge them or find fault? The passage we read today is an aspect of Jesus' sermon on the mount. Notice, the Master asks

Should I Forgive (Pt 6)

‭‭“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭NKJV The past is past! Here is Apostle Paul writing to the church at Philippi. Notice two things Paul highlighted in the passage we just read - “forgetting those things which are behind,” and “reaching forward to those things which are before.” But what was Paul's past? I Timothy‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ clearly tells us about Paul's past: “Although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I

Should I Forgive (Pt 5)

​ “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ God forgets! As children of God and as Christians, this should be our conviction - that God forgets! But someone would say how do I know for sure? Because God says so; because The Word of God says so. What does God forget? Notice in the passage we just read "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins". 'Our transgressions' 'Our sins' Our past mistakes and shortcomings'. God is saying that He blots them out and will not remember them. God forgets what He has forgiven! How often do we feel condemned

Should I Forgive (Pt 4)

“‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment].” Matthew 6:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬ The verse of the scripture above is an aspect of our Lord's Prayer which we often don't think too much about while praying. I am not sure about you, but I haven't really always given it the thought it deserves every time I have prayed those lines until fairly recently. Notice the expression in the verse: 'And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the resentment'. In other words, we are saying: 'Father forgive us the same way that we have forgiven others'. 'Father, do unto us as we have done unto others'. 'Fath

Should I Forgive (Pt 3)

​ “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:23-24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Forgiveness is relationship! Forgiveness is our service one to another and to the Lord. Can you take a moment and imagine coming before the King bearing a present for him. And before you utter a word, the King goes 'how is Jennifer?'. Meanwhile you have not spoken to Jennifer for a while, for one reason or another; or you have not spoken to her because she is bearing a grudge against you; or perhaps you have simply

Should I Forgive (Pt 2)

​ “Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.” “And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him

Should I Forgive?

“But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” Genesis‬ ‭39:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Godliness ensures protection! You see, what you value, you will cherish and protect. As children of God, we are of more value and importance to Him than we are to ourselves. In the scripture above, here is Joseph who was wrongfully and unjustly imprisoned, shortly after he stayed true to God in the midst of constant temptations and challenges to commit immorality. He ended up in prison, a place of loneliness or despair so to say; A place where one can be subject to bullying and brutality; a place where one can be exposed to anger, bitterness and r

Godliness Pays (Pt 3)

​ “But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” Genesis‬ ‭39:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Godliness ensures protection! You see, what you value, you will cherish and protect. As children of God, we are of more value and importance to Him than we are to ourselves. In the scripture above, here is Joseph who was wrongfully and unjustly imprisoned, shortly after he stayed true to God in the midst of constant temptations and challenges to commit immorality. He ended up in prison, a place of loneliness or despair so to say; A place where one can be subject to bullying and brutality; a place where one can be exposed to anger, bitterness and

Godliness Pays (Pt 2)

“There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?'' Genesis‬ ‭39:9‬ ‭NKJV Godliness ensures promotion. Living for God is not detrimental to a successful life! This is the story about Joseph who had suffered hatred, envy, conspiracy and betrayal from his very own brothers. His brothers at one time threw him into the pit and left him to die; but they eventually sold him as a slave to a strange land...Egypt (Genesis 37). Joseph while in the house of his master in a strange land, was seduced by the wife of his master but he would not give him. Notice what Jose

Godliness Pays

“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” ‭‭I Timothy‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Godliness is profitable. It pays off! There is profit in serving God and conforming to His will. In our society today, much emphasis is placed on physical fitness, but spiritual health is even more important. Our physical health is susceptible to disease and injury, but faith can sustain us through any tragedy. Notice the words in the verse above: “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things...' In other words, bodily or physical exercise holds some gain or some value bu

Words Are Powerful Pt 4

“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” ‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:23‬ ‭NKJV ‬‬What we say and the content of our words matter! How we say it matters as much!And when we say it is also as important! In other word the timing of our words could influence its impact. A quick consideration in the verse we just read, .....And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!. Words spoken in due season and at the right time can be very powerful, with tremendous outcome. Notice the expression, '...how good it is!' It brings joy and Joy is good'A word spoken in due season! People are in different 'seasons' and at different times in their lifes. People are in diff

Words Are Powerful Pt 3

“A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ ‭What we say and the content of our words are as important as how we say it. Hence our expression, tone and emotion during our communication matter....and a lot. Notice the expression in the verse we just read: 'A soft answer turns away wrath.....' In other words a soft answer or a gentle word has the capacity to turn away wrath: decimate anger. A soft answer is that powerful, that it will disarm the most furious. Ridiculous you it may sound but really, the Word of God says so and it is so. On the other hand, a harsh word or grievous words also have the capacity to stir up anger and wrath. Things can really

Words Are Powerful Pt 2

“There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.” Proverbs 12:18 What we say is important! It is powerful. The content of our words have great potential; either to destroy or to build, to demote or to promote. Notice the expression from the verse that we just read...'There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword....'. In other words, the words that were spoken or said are likened to using a sword to pierce through someone: devastating words that leaves the hearer hopeless. It means that the content of our words has the ability to produce such effect on someone. Sometimes we may not be aware of this while at other times it migh

Words Are Powerful Pt 1

1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV) “For He who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.” ‭‭ Is there any relationship between long life and the words of our mouth? Is there a direct correlation between the quality of our lives and what we say? Absolutely yes! Well there surely is because the Bible which is the word of God says so. Notice the words in the verse we just read: 'he who would love life, and see good days'. This highlights both the length and quality of life; and states that something then needs to be done about it. Number one: Let him keep his mouth fr

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