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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How does God look at us! (Part-2)

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

How does God look at us! (Part-2)

‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because…’ 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV

Today’s Insight

Try as you may, you will never fulfil a dream that is not your own. Stop and think about your personal history. How have your plans, goals and desires been influenced by others? Is it possible your dreams are the result of who your parents think you are? Who others think you are? Who you wish you were? Or are they the result of who you really are and what God meant you to be? You will live the life for which God created you, only after you figure this out.

When a dream is right for you and you are right for a dream, the two cannot be separated from each other.

TS Eliot said, ‘Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure it is what you want.’

Paul told Timothy, ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young.’ Evidently certain people in the early church thought Timothy was too young and inexperienced to be in leadership. But Paul thought differently; and so did God.

Cecil G. Osborne writes, ‘The young child has no clear picture of himself. He sees himself only in the mirror of his parents’ evaluation of himself…A child who’s told repeatedly that he is a bad boy, or is lazy, or no good, or stupid, or shy, or clumsy will tend to act out this picture which the parent or some other authority figure has given him.’

Let God, and God alone, tell you who you are and what you should do. Get His opinion, for in the end it’s the only one that counts!


Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you for looking differently about me even I have no education you look my heart how I serve you. Lord thank you for calling, choosing and qualifying me because I believe you will equip me everything that I need so that your purpose for me in my life will be for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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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How Does God Look At Us! (Part-1)

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

How Does God Look At Us! (Part-1)

‘…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at…’ 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

Today’s Insight


David’s father didn’t think he was qualified to be Israel’s next king. So when Samuel came looking for a successor to King Saul, he presented his oldest son Eliab, who was a general in the army. Samuel was impressed. ‘…Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here…” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.

Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”‘ (1 Samuel 16:6-7 NIV).

When it comes to your life’s calling, only one opinion counts – God’s! In order to fulfil his destiny, David had to overcome his family’s opinion of him.

John Maxwell writes, ‘Any time you see people pursuing a midlife career change, you can be almost certain that they have been living someone else’s dream and lost their way.

’ Nobel Prize winner for literature Joseph Brodsky observed, ‘One’s task consists first of all in mastering a life that is one’s own, not imposed or prescribed from without, no matter how noble its appearance may be.
For each of us is issued but one life, and we know full well how it all ends.
It would be regrettable to squander this one chance on someone else’s appearance, someone else’s experience.’

It’s not too late to become what God wants you to be, and do what He wants you to do. If you’ve been living somebody else’s dream, ask God for a dream of your own and He will give it to you.

Parallel verses: Num 7, Matt 10:21-31, Ps 107:1-9, Pr 3:13-18

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you that you look at my heart and you interpret what’s inside my heart and what I desire to do. Lord thank you that you have did not require us to have college degree but you call us and look at our heart’s desire to serve you and qualify us to carry the work that you set before me. Lord strengthens and empowers me to walk according to your commandment because your commandment is pure rejoicing the heart. Lord thank you for making me to live according to the dream or plan that you design for me so that I can walk in line with your will for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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, January 28, 2014

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE IN A CENTER OF A STORM?

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE IN A CENTER OF A STORM?


 ‘The disciples were in trouble far away from land’ Matthew 14:24 NLT

Today’s Insight

Jonah, James, John, Jeremiah, Jesus… Ok so your name doesn’t have to begin with a J to be caught up in a storm – you might be in one right now. The thing about extreme weather is… it’s extreme! Storms don’t email you their schedule. They’re brutal, relentless and can leave you a quivering wreck.

But there is a lifeline. When the waves of life smash you in the face, you can cling on to the words of Jeremiah: ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion”, says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him’ (Lamentations 3:21-24 NRS).

Here are five key truths that can give you the breath you need:

1) There’s no end to Gods love for you.
2) His mercies keep coming; you just need to see them!
3) In fact, He stacks up a load of new mercy for you every day!
4) He’s more committed to you than anyone ever could be.
5) The Lord God Himself is your needs-meeter. God is sovereign and He’s looking at your life from a much greater perspective than any satellite. Allow your current circumstances to build your trust in Him.

So what now? Take comfort from Romans 8:26-28, then Philippians 4:11-13. Write them out and keep them close at hand to read through when you’re most vulnerable.

Parallel Verses: Num 4:34 – 6:27, Matt 10:11-20, Ps 104:24-35, Pr 3:11-12

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you for giving me strength to stand strong in the midst of storm. Lord thank you that you are there helping me and strengthen to pass every trials and storms of my life. Lord empowers to always instill me the faith that I need for your  glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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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Monday, January 27, 2014

Rejection is a Test of Your Faith – Never Give Up

Monday, 27 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

Rejection is a Test of Your Faith – Never Give Up

“His own received him not.”    Jn 1:11

Today’s Insight

Sometimes the word “no” simply means “not now, but ask again.” So don’t let rejection stop you. Only when you see failure as final, are you finally a failure. Take a look at your past experiences. You encountered rejection in school and on the playground. Not everybody liked you, but you made it anyway, right?

Jesus experienced more rejection than anybody who ever lived. “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” Did He quit? No, He went on to others, to those who discerned His value. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God” (v. 12). Someone needs what you have; it is absolutely necessary to their success.

Most great salespeople know that fourteen out of fifteen people will say no. So they hurry and make their presentations to as many as possible, in order to reach that one who will say yes.

Jesus said, “Whosoever shall not receive you…shake off the dust of your feet” (Mt 10:14).

When you encounter rejection, shake it off and move on. Sooner or later you will succeed if you don’t quit. Don’t personalize it. Because someone rejects what you have to offer doesn’t mean they’re rejecting you.

Paul writes: “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1Co 16:9 NKJV).

Opportunity and opposition - they go together like macaroni and cheese. Life is not going to hand you success on a silver platter; you’ve got to overcome adversity and outlast the opposition in order to walk through the door. And only two things are required: your faith and God’s favor.

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father I humble myself and thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you that you remind not to quit but continue to move forward even rejection on my way are enormous but you oh Lord is my vindication. Lord teaches me to withstand in every test of rejection because we knew Lord that there are some persons on my way will give me favor and become my team and supporter. Thank you that you did not give up Lord when you almost rejected you but because you are thinking of our salvation you endure the cross and you got the victory and you conquer the last enemy that is death and you give us assurance and eternal when you won the battle over enemy for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word that He promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting and Bible Study and serve God first place in your life, in your talent and money 5. Witness Jesus to others that they may receive salvation too.


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Seek the Lord—Not Material Blessings!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

Seek the Lord—Not Material Blessings!

‘…The Lord…gives you the ability to produce wealth…’ Deuteronomy 8:18

Today’s Insight

God holds back ‘…no good from those who do what is right’ (Psalms 84:11 NLT). But it’s important to acknowledge Him as the source of all your blessings. And on this one, we all fall short! Let’s face it, more isn’t always better. In fact, your dependence on God lessens as your dependence on things increases. That’s why Levitical Law discouraged empire-building.

In the Old Testament, loans to the poor were to be interest-free (Exodus 22:25); outstanding debts cancelled every seven years (Deuteronomy 15:1-2); slaves freed and given the means to start over (Deuteronomy 15:12-14); repossessed land redeemed by family (Leviticus 25:25); and property that was sold, or lost and not redeemed, returned to its original owner (Leviticus 25:14-17). Why? Because God wanted His people to depend on Him, not possessions. So He cautioned them, ‘When…all you have is multiplied…You may say…“My power and…strength…have produced this”…remember the Lord…gives you the ability to produce wealth…’ (Deuteronomy 8:13-18 NIV).

God’s principles haven’t changed. Andy Stanley points out that a list of do’s and don’ts is like having a man give you directions. If he hands you a map, you focus on it, but when you’re following the man you focus on him. The Bible doesn’t say that God is a rewarder of those diligently seeking ‘things’. No—it says, ‘…He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him’ (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).

Bottom line: if you’re depending on anything but God, you’ll always struggle. ‘Don’t worry about these things…your heavenly Father already knows…and…will give you everything you need’ (Matthew 6:31-33 NLT).

Parallel Verses: Lev 1-4, Matt 8:28-34, Ps 89:1-14, Pr 2:20

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father I humble myself and thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you that you remind me to focus on you and not on the material things and worldly thins. Lord thank you that you said in your Word " If I focus my mind in you, you will give me a perfect peace. Thank you because i need perfect peace in the midst of troubled world. Lord empowers me to stay focus on your kingdom in serving you so that I will not be miss out in my journey but remain faithful in serving you for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word that He promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting and Bible Study and serve God first place in your life, in your talent and money 5. Witness Jesus to others that they may receive salvation too.





Sunday, January 12, 2014

What is World Richest Mean To You than God? (Part-2)

Monday, 13 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

 

What is World Richest Mean To You than God? (Part-2)


‘Seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.’ Luke 12:31 NIV

Today’s Insight

At what point does need become greed?
One author writes: ‘Rarely does a person wake up and say, “I’ve been living for an ego trip…I’m going to get rid of the big car and the fancy yacht and go and live in the slums…working with the poor.” God deals with us individually. What may be okay for some, isn’t necessarily okay for others.

When Pastor Renny Scott began wrestling with this issue…he said, “I just couldn’t resolve the tension of living in a peaceful bedroom community while hell on earth was all around me in the form of hunger and poverty.” He went to Africa with World Vision, which was the beginning of involvement with the needs of others. Next he moved into the inner city…That was the second step. Then he took a church of 50 which met in a school cafeteria. When a deacon suggested they give the entire Sunday morning offering to missions, Scott swallowed hard – because his salary was included! Eventually he and his wife came to grips with their lifestyle and did something I’ve challenged many to do…cap your lifestyle and say, “This much and no more”; and everything above that was given away…The little church grew into a body of 1,800 people who matched dollars for buildings with dollars for missions.

Today they’ve taken on the challenge of helping homeless people find affordable housing. Scott said, “I had to pause and ask myself what I’d want to be doing if Christ returned today. And I found myself answering from Matthew chapter 24 and 25 …to take my talents and invest them [where the need was].”‘

Parallel Verses: Exo 20:4-6, Deut 7:17 – 8:2, Isa 40:18-31, Col 3:5-10 

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you for teaching me to be content of what I have and to always thank of all the blessings that you gave to me. Lord anoint me to have compassion with the lost souls so that I can fully support to reach them out that they may know you Lord the only hope of humanity. Lord teaches us to be united in serving those poor and that I may not connect myself to the love of this world but to connect myself to love the sinners and bring them to Christ for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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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Saturday, January 11, 2014

What is World Richest Mean To You Than God? (Part-1)

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

 

What is World Richest Mean To You Than God? (Part-1)

 

 ‘…Life is not measured by how much you own.’ Luke 12:15 NLT

Today’s Insight

What does ‘the good life’ mean to you? Driving the fastest car? Owning the biggest house? Wearing the latest clothes and having the most prestigious job?

God’s concept is very different. Jesus said, ‘Guard against…greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.’

GK Chesterton said, ‘There are two ways to get enough.

One is to continue to accumulate more and more.
The other is to desire less and less.

’ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn discovered this truth in a Soviet prison when his freedom, his friends, his home and his books were taken away. After months of solitude in Antarctica, Admiral Richard Byrd wrote,

‘I’m learning…a man can live profoundly without masses of things.’ What a great place to arrive at!

Harold Sala writes, ‘People today are possessed by possessions as no other generation…The more complex life becomes, the more convinced we are that we need more to be happy. Having obtained what we think we need, we soon become unhappy because a model with more bells and whistles comes out… It takes far less than we think to discover happiness if [it] comes from within and we break the stranglehold things have on our lives.’

So, how much is enough? Jesus told the rich young ruler who wrestled with that question, ‘…Sell your possessions…give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come, follow Me’ (Matthew 19:21 NIV). Not the answer he expected! Does that mean God is opposed to you having money? No, He’s just against anything taking His place in your life! He knows that ‘Your heart will be where your treasure is’ (Matthew 6:21 NCV).

Parallel Verses: Lev 18-20, Matt 6:9-18, Ps 71:1-16, Pr 2:1-2

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you for your Word today. I believe that having you is enough for my life. Lord let not my heart attach to this world but let my heart love your church and do unselfish service to others. Lord as you have said in your Word (Proverbs 8:35) that If we find you we found life and special favor from you. Lord thank you for your favor to me and to all your provision. Empowers me Lord not to be busy in getting money or busy what the world wants but busy in communion and praying with you so that our intimacy with you Lord becomes closer. Lord thank you for teaching us not to love these world and its materials in it but to love you and your church and our family and friends more than anything else for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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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Confidence in God’s Word (Part-2)

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Word of Hope for Today with Bro. Rolly Custodio

Confidence in God’s Word (Part-2)

‘…The Word of God which…effectively works in you…’ 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV

Today’s Insight

Observe two things:

(1)  God’s Word is inspired. Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘We’ve no problem with the Giver of truth…but wasn’t the truth corrupted when He relayed it through sinful men? This is the perfect moment to get acquainted with revelation, inspiration and illumination.

Revelation occurred when God gave His truth,
Inspiration when writers received and recorded it, and
Illumination when we understand and apply it.

Your confidence in the Bible is directly related to your confidence in its inspiration. How can we be sure it’s error-free and trustworthy? Paul provides help answering this question:

“All Scripture is inspired by God…for teaching…showing people what is wrong in their lives… correcting faults, and for teaching how to live right” (2 Timothy 3:16 NCV).

When God revealed His truth to human writers He “breathed out” His Word. When we dictate a letter we “breathe out a message” and someone else types it. So did the writers simply take dictation? If you know much about the Bible you realize…Peter doesn’t sound like John. John doesn’t sound like David. Somehow each writer’s personality was preserved without corrupting the text…That rules out the idea of dictation.

Peter says, “…No…Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or…human initiative…[They] were moved by the Holy Spirit, and…spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:20-21 NLT). That answers that question!

(2)  It’ll hold you up. When you go through chaotic experiences, God’s Word gives you stability. No other counsel will get you through the long haul. No other truth will help you stand firm in storms of doubt and uncertainty. No other reality will give you the strength you need each day.’

Parallel Verses: Lev 13:38 – 14:57, Matt 5:38-48, Ps 3, Pr 1:29-31

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your Word today. Lord, I come before you with a humble heart. Lord thank you for your Word today. I believe that all that you have written in the Bible is accurate, truth and our guiding light to correct and train us in righteousness. Lord thank you that you have Word for us to be used as our compass to travel and made our journey in this earth. Lord thank you for not forgetting us because you compile your Word perfectly without error and can be clearly read by us. Lord teaches us to have confident and love your Word and to share to others so that it will change other’s life also  for your glory. 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 Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise 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 to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars 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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