Romans 12:13-14 Impactful Giving

Don’t give as a regular act.

Give Purposefully to make a positive impact on others, especially those who are close to you.

Today, it is difficult to help others without getting into trouble, but it is still possible to do the right thing at the right time to the right fellow.

Your heart can guide your actions, and the obvious things are likely God’s way of showing you where help is needed.

It is nearly impossible to show kindness to those who maltreat us, especially for doing good.

The grace of God can help us behave correctly in the face of difficulties.

One of the most important prayers

One of the most important prayers in any man’s life is to pray not to fall into temptation.

Falling into temptation can bring any man down from grace to grass. It can also make a great man an ordinary man.

Matthew 26:40-41
40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour?

41 Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

This is so important that there is an instruction that whoever thinks he stands should watch lest he falls. 

1Co 10:12 NET So let the one who thinks he is standing to be careful that he does not fall.

Don’t be so confident that you ignore a gentle warning. 

Stop praying; start working!

Yeah, stop praying and start doing some work!

James 1:22-25 said we should be doing what the Word says and not just hear it only.

Hearing the Word but not doing anything is of no use.

Jesus gave us a perfect example. After He finished praying, He would often get up and start His day with His disciples.

It would be spiritual laziness to spend the entire time praying and doing nothing.

Even God works!

God spent the day creating the world and retiring in the “night.”

Let’s stop deceiving ourselves as if prayers solve everything without acting or working.

Let’s get to work out our faith with some works.
Amen!

Don’t stop praying!

Don’t stop praying!

Pray every time you can. Pray anywhere. Pray everywhere. Pray when it makes sense and when it does not make sense.

Keep Praying!

Pray for guidance. Pray for a lead in life

Pray to God. Pray in the name of Jesus.

In the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is the Lord.

Don’t stop praying in the name of Jesus even when you don’t see the result immediately.

So, pray until you see situations changing until you see the effects. And even after you see the signs of your prayers working, never stop still.

Pray again!

Asking for the lead

One major reason we ask for the lead is to avoid missing the way.

When there’s a lead, errors are avoided or minimized.

A lead gives us certainty of where we are going and which direction will help us achieve the end result– the destination.

Without a lead, we go astray.

We must ask/pray for the lead so that we don’t miss it.

And when you suddenly realize that you have been treading in the wrong direction, retrace your steps and head back in the right direction.

Happy new month of February, 2022.

By and by!

By and by when the morning comes;
All the saints of God  are gathered home;
We’ll tell the story of how we’ve overcome;
For we’ll understand it better by and by.

This song is a reminisce.

Now, I believe I have a clearer picture of it.
A lot is happening in our world that we don’t understand, but when the Lord comes, no more confusion.

Everything hidden will be revealed. So many questions beg for answers, but the request for answers shall be granted. It’s a matter of time.

God will reveal His purpose, and His plans shall ultimately come to pass, and the finality of it all is when He comes.

The ultimate fate of all

We all will leave (die) this world and face the Judge of all judges.

And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27

I’m confident there’s still a God somewhere who ultimately determines the fate of every man.

The system will likely fail you. Things may not work as you hoped they should; handicapped and unable to make any difference.

But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. Matthew 20:25

You can’t trust anyone to make it work for you because of the wickedness in the heart, more dangerous if it’s unrepentant, callous, and egregious.

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? Jeremiah 17:9

It is my hope and confidence that everyone will be judged by the ultimate Judge. Regardless of color or race, no one will escape the hands of the almighty God.

Elijah said, “I serve the Lord who rules over all. You can be sure that he lives. And you can be just as sure that I will speak to Ahab today.” 1 Kings 18:15

because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:31

So, there’s still hope that if everything else fails, God cannot. And that, in His time, He will make all things alright.

Re: When God is not God

I’m frustrated! What I expected is not happening. Oh no, but why, Lord? No one understands. I need help now, but none here to help. 

Sounds familiar to everyone. 

First of all, God cannot choose to not be God. This concept only exist on our mind when we feel disappointed that God did not do what we trusted Him to do.

This happens when we hold onto His promise(s) and did not see it happen.

God’s promises are “yes” and “amen”. It will surely come to pass. It’s just a matter of when. Remember, God honors His Word more than His name.

If you don’t know when an event will take place, you simply wait and on the lookout. If it doesn’t happen at the moment you expected, does this make Him incapable or limited,  or a liar? The answer is definitely “No”

So, what happens when we expect Him to do a promise and it does not happen? We surrender to His will. This is because He knows all things and He knows the best.

Learn to accept God both in the good time and also in the bad time. Learn from men of old and those who had gone through and going through a hard time right now and you will see that God has done and He is doing so much good for you than you can ever imagine.

Abraham was and is a good example. He didn’t know when God’s promise of a child will take place, but he waited. Although, he erred and missed it. His mistake still lingers on. At the right time, God visited him and his wife gave birth to Isaac.

God cannot seize to be God regardless of how we feel about Him, or the event of life.

Often, we are in a hurry, thinking that God is not doing His promise. Yes, He is! You just don’t see it with your naked eyes. 

Remember, He uses both the good and the bad to accomplish His purpose in life.

God was God in Pharaoh, and God was also God in David. 

So, whether it’s a good situation or a bad situation, God is still God.

..but there’s a single situation that God is not God. 

When you refuse to believe and doubt this Word, then God can’t be God. God is not God in your life when you doubt Him because He’s incapable of working His good promises in an unbeliever.

Therefore, accept His purpose and His will even when it does not makes sense.
God is still God regardless of our condition–good or bad.

Be Yourself!

Don’t stress yourself out trying to be another person.

You cannot!

Every attempt to live another person’s life causes heartache.

Why put yourself through the mystery of living another life that is not yours?

In the short run, you feel all the inadequacies, and in the long run, there is a lifetime of emptiness.

Free yourself and be yourself.

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