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Friday, February 22, 2019

For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord - Proverbs 8:35 (NLT)

23 Feb. 2019


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Message: For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord - Proverbs 8:35 (NLT)


Today's Insights: 

I encountered many disappointments in my life before but when I found the Lord he gives me victory always even every time i have trials He gives me major lessons to improve in my life and business approaches. The number one lesson that I have discovered with him is never to forget Him to include in your life or business plan. Because of many trials happened in my life and business failures both Traditional and Online Business, I have more wisdom than before. Example on my Traditional Business in Grab a Car, Encountering two accidents for two years are not easy because it disrupts your business, These two accidents I was in a hurry to break my records on number of trips and put almost of my time and which I never prayed before I leave for driving my grab a car. Now my best approaches is to pray first even i have my early morning prayer, before I leave from my home and doing business on grab a car. God is good and so gracious and gives me favor every time I value my time with Him, he protects me, my family and now my life today are not in a hurry on work. I take one step  at a time even during driving a car and ferry my clients, I prayed that there is someone will ask from me about life's toughest question so that I can share the Gospel or Good News to him/her, at least some will receive Eternal life and be saved. Encountering different problems, I still thank God and my hearts overflow  of joy because God uses me and gives me favor for this opportunity to share his Word. Sometimes I share to a Man who was my passenger, he was devastated because his child is PWD and has heart enlargement and almost their credit car had max out to a more than a million even friends and co-workers contributed financially too but still they run out financially and during our journey he saw my tag as displayed in my dashboard " Project 1: Sharing His Word- Please Pick Up One for Free Pocket New Testament Bible, he asked for one and he said to me that strike me "I needed the Lord Most during this time" Me and my wife are devastated on what happened to our child who is confined in Medical City who has enlargement of heart. So, I ask him If he wants a prayer and he answered me sure; that time as i prayed with him and he cried and I too emotionally cried and after a prayer this man received favor from the Lord. What happened after our prayer God gave him a peace that surpasses understanding that guard his hear and he said to me that God speak to his inner spirit  and that God assured him that everything will be ok  and he needs to trust Him. God is so miraculous that even that during devastated spirit of my passenger God speak to him during our prayer time. We part each other and as I traveled the Lord confirmed me that i want you to be used on this very time to share to all your grab a car mates you encountered (during break time) and the passengers who step-in inside your grab a car. All of us has a role and purpose on earth as Mother Theresa says;

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

I thank the Lord for using me and gives me favor. When God uses you he puts joy into your hearts; "Happy is the Man that finds wisdom from the Lord" - Proverbs 3:13.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, Thank you for thinking and remember us though we are only human and we're not the same with you, you came from heaven to reach out us on earth and gives us favor that we are not deserved. thank you for this message and your Word today that inspired us to trust you and remains in you. Lord use us to share your love to others and be an instrument of blessings to them. Lord thank you for all the favors that you give to us always. In Jesus Name! Amen!

Prayer for Salvation

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior, In Jesus Name! Amen. If you mean that prayer from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word testified in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God!

In order for you to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Training Seminars 4. Attend Church Services Regularly and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Attributes of Nine (9) Fruits of Holy Spirit in our Christian Walk.

28 November 2018
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Message: The Attributes of Nine (9) Fruits of Holy Spirit in our Christian Walk.

                                                                                    
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up nine attributes of a person or community living in accord with the Holy Spirit, according to chapter 5 of the Epistle to the Galatians:

The Greek word translated “fruit” refers to the natural product of a living thing. Paul used “fruit” to help us understand the product of the Holy Spirit, who lives inside every believer. The fruit of the Spirit is produced by the Spirit, not by the Christian. The Greek word is singular, showing that “fruit” is a unified whole, not independent characteristics. As we grow, all the characteristics of Christ will be manifested in our lives.

Yet, like physical fruit needs time to grow, the fruit of the Spirit will not ripen in our lives overnight. Like a successful gardener must battle against weeds to enjoy the sweet fruit they desire, we must constantly work to rid our lives of the “weeds” of our old sin natures that want to choke out the work of the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit gives us the power we need to reject those old sinful desires. We can say “no” to sin and accept the “way out” God faithfully provides (1 Corinthians 10:13) by following the Holy Spirit’s leading.

As we give the Spirit more control of our lives, He begins to do in and through us what only He can do - to shape us and grow us to look like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).

Since God’s goal for all His children is for us to be like Jesus (Romans 8:29), the Holy Spirit constantly works to rid our lives of the “acts of the sinful nature” (Gal 5:19) and display His fruit instead. Therefore, the presence of the “fruit of the Spirit” is evidence that our character is becoming more like Christ’s. I believed God requires us to exhibit 9 attitudes for us to live victoriously.

There are nine (9) Christian graces listed below which cover our attitudes towards;
1. God - Love, Joy and Peace.
2. Others- Patience, Kindness and Goodness.
3. Ourselves- Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.

Love
True, biblical love is a choice, not a feeling. It deliberately expresses itself in loving ways and always seeks the welfare of others. Biblical love is dependent on the giver’s character, not emotion. For instance, a mature believer demonstrating love will not exercise his or her freedom if that action might harm another Christian in some way. Rather than risking the possibility of causing the immature Christian to question and stumble, the mature believer will not exercise his freedom out of
love for his brother (Romans 14:1-15). Love chooses to set aside one’s own preferences, desires, and sometimes even needs to put the other person first (Philippians 2:1-3).

Joy
Sometimes we Christians tend to downplay the meaning of joy. But, the Greek word translated as “joy” in Galatians 5 means “gladness and delight” – basically the same thing the world means when it talks about joy. It is a feeling of gladness based on our circumstances. Sadly, the world’s joy cannot last because it is based on fleeting, physical circumstances. But the joy of the Lord is established in our spiritual, eternal circumstances. As we cling tight to Jesus, abiding daily in our saving relationship with Him, we will experience the fullness of joy He promised (John 15:4-11).

Peace
The world doesn’t offer much peace. Just look around. The world cannot give it because the world doesn’t know the One who is peace. But for those who have the Spirit of peace within us, the peace of Christ is possible, no matter our circumstances (John 14:27). We can reject the chaos of the world and embrace God’s peace. The book of Philippians tells us how (Philippians 4:4-9). First, choose to rejoice in God and who He is. Second, bring all your worries, fears, and concerns to God in prayer. Third, fill your mind with God’s truth. And fourth, choose to think about the things of God.

Patience
We don’t see much patience in the world today, not even in the church. Maybe part of the reason is our fast-paced, want-it-now culture. But Christians have everything we need to be patient because we have the Holy Spirit living in us longing to display His character to those around us. Patient people put up with circumstances and other people, even when severely tried. Patient people display endurance, longsuffering, and perseverance. The New Testament also specifically connects
patience with sharing the Gospel. God is patient as He waits for the lost to come to Him (2 Peter 3:9) and He calls His people to be patient as we extend the offer of salvation in Christ to others (2 Timothy 4:20).

Kindness and Goodness
The characteristics of “kindness” and “goodness” are closely related. Together they present the picture of one who not only possesses moral goodness and integrity, but also generously expresses it in the way they act toward others. This “goodness in action” reflects God’s kindness and goodness toward us. God demonstrated His kindness and goodness to us in our salvation (Titus 3:4) and will continue to “show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us” for all eternity
(Ephesians 2:7)!

Faithfulness
To be “faithful” is to be reliable or trustworthy. For the Christian, this is faithfulness specifically
to the Savior who redeemed us. Christian faithfulness therefore, is continued and consistent submission and obedience to the same Spirit who provides the ability for us to be faithful. This attitude is in direct contrast to our previous “faithfulness” to our own sinful desires and ways. The word also describes someone willing to suffer persecution and even death for Christ’s sake. “Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring." (2 Thessalonians 1:4).

Gentleness/Meekness
Closely linked to humility, gentleness is grace of the soul. It is not weakness, but instead it is strength
under control. For instance, in Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he wrote that the “Lord’s servant” will “correct his opponents with gentleness” (2 Timothy 2:25). And in Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia, he wrote that those who have been caught in sin should be restored in a “spirit of gentleness” (Galatians 6:1). Gentleness, being the opposite of self-assertiveness and self-interest, is also a key ingredient in unity and peace within the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:2).

 Self-Control
The last characteristic in Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit points us back to his list of the “works of the flesh” in Galatians 5:19-21. Those of us with the indwelling Holy Spirit has the strength to control our sinful desires, to say “no” to our flesh. Self-control gives us the power to say “yes” to the Spirit and foster a beautiful, bountiful harvest of spiritual fruit!

According to James Allen "As a Man Thinketh"
“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ” You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
I believed out of nine (9) graces the most important is Self-Control because without Self-Control you
will violate the other eight (8) graces.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, Thank you for your Word today which inspire us that we need to maintain our attitudes toward God, others and ourselves. Lord I believed that as we read your Word our attitudes would grow spiritually and the Holy Spirit will nurture us in order to attain the character of Christ. Lord thank you for caring us and teaching us the Fruit of Holy Spirits and Most especially to have Self-Control in all our service to our family, others and to you. Lord. Teach us to exhibit love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

Prayer for Salvation

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior, In Jesus Name! Amen. If you mean that prayer from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word testified in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God!

In order for you to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Training Seminars 4. Attend Church Services Regularly and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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