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Thursday, February 27, 2014

What is death mean for us as followers of Jesus Christ?

Thursday, 27 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope for Today by Bro. Rolly Custodio


What is death mean for us as followers of Jesus Christ?

‘…You will not grieve like people who have no hope.’ 1 Thessalonians 4:13 NLT

Today’s Insight

Our culture makes death a subject to avoid or to speak of with gloom. When the subject comes up, even Christians try to dodge the bullet by escaping into vague, irrelevant-sounding metaphors. But God’s Word makes death clear and unthreatening for those who trust in Christ. ‘Dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died, so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.’

God’s Word is direct, concrete, and encouraging on this subject. ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His [godly ones]‘ (Psalm 116:15 NKJV).

From our heavenly Father’s perspective, death just opens the door for Him to enjoy perfect, eternal, delightful fellowship with each of His redeemed children. ‘I heard a voice from Heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them”‘ (Revelation 14:13 NIV).

The Bible assures every believer that their death is not a tragedy but a triumphal entry into Heaven. The Amplified Bible puts it: ‘Blessed (happy, to be envied).’ God instructed John, ‘Write this.’ Why? Because God understands that when we lose a loved one we tend to forget His perspective and adopt an emotion-driven perspective.

Rejoice, believer, ‘…Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord’ (Romans 14:8NIV). And the Lord takes good care of what belongs to Him!


Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today.  Lord thank you for being so good to us we believe Lord that our end of life is our Victory and our entry point in heaven. Lord strengthens us that when our love ones leave us you mean that they just go ahead with us for we believe that we passed our life on earth you prepare us heaven for your followers who do your will while we are here on earth. Lord thank you for giving us assurance of eternal life as you have said in your Word that these things as written that those who believe on the Son of God has eternal life. Lord thank you for this assurance as the Bible says verily I say unto you that those who believe in the Son of God have eternal life. Lord thank you for saving us and reminding us Lord that our death here on earth while serving you is our Final Victory because we will live with you in eternity and 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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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

God’s Favor Will Give You Life’s Breakthrough

Wednesday, 26 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope for Today by Bro. Rolly Custodio



God’s Favor Will Give You Life’s Breakthrough
”Let me…glean…after him in whose sight I may find favour”….” Ruth 2:2
Today’s Insight 

Ruth turned her life around when she was bereaved, broke and barren. How?
First: By choosing the right mentor. She told Naomi, ‘…wherever you go, I will go…’ (Ruth 1:16 NKJV). The fact that Naomi was a Jew and Ruth a Gentile, or that Ruth was young and Naomi was older, didn’t put Ruth off one bit. Doubtless, there were times they didn’t see eye-to-eye or relate to each other at all. But when God wants to stretch you He will put somebody into your life with different experiences and insights. Naomi was Ruth’s eyes and ears in a world she didn’t know; she was her tutor and guide in getting Ruth to her destiny.
God is raising up leaders with solutions for today’s problems. If you hope to be called for duty, recognize those He sends to prepare you. Whether they come to cheer, comfort, counsel or correct you, remember the words of Jesus, ‘…He that received whomsoever I send received me’ (John 13:20).
Second: By getting into the right field. Ruth said, ‘Let me…glean…after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ Things were bad in Moab but good in Bethlehem. So Ruth left the comfort of the familiar, stepped out in faith, and not only ended up surviving, but thriving. In the end she married Boaz, the owner of the field, and went on to become part of the family of King David and our Lord Jesus Christ. How’s that for a turnaround? God’s plan for your future involves connecting with the right people, and being in the right field. So ask Him to guide you.
Application

In our life fear is one of the factor that we can’t push true our dream fear that we fail in the long run so we chose an easy life. In a corporate world you will never know how to succeed unless you assume and take risk on whatever plans that you want. If we knew only our God that He is in control of everything we assume responsibility even our life is at stake. If you trust God then you can make a decision today to take risk on whatever venture you need to enter it. don’t waiver but move on and have faith in Him.
Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today.  Lord thank you for being so good to us when our love ones leave us you are there to give us Mentor. Lord thanks for all the people or mentor who guide and helps me. And Lord thank you that you causes all things in my favor. You are the one who set our boundary of place and time where we can receive our breakthrough and special favor from you. Lord teaches me to remain humble even I am on the peak of my success and touch my heart to serve you in love 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, February 25, 2014

Find a Trustworthy Man who is willing to teach others

Tuesday, 25 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope For Today  by Bro. Rolly Custodio


 Find a Trustworthy Man who is willing to teach others

‘…The works that I do [you] will do also…’ John 14:12 NKJV

Today’s Insight

Jesus was the perfect mentor. He told His disciples, ‘The works that I do [you] will do also.’ If you want to reach the fullness of your God-given potential, ask God for the right mentors. You will always go further with a good mentor coaching and pushing you. Some mentors are given for a short season, others for a lifetime, so you must know the difference.

How do you recognize a mentor? In eight ways. The credo of the true mentor is this:

(1) I am willing to spend the time it takes to build a close relationship with the learner;
(2) I commit myself to believing in the potential of the learner, to telling them the exciting future I see ahead for him or her; to visualizing and verbalizing the possibilities for their life;
(3) I am willing to be vulnerable and transparent before the learner, I’m willing to share not only my strengths and successes, but also my weaknesses, failures, brokenness, and sins;
(4) I am willing to be honest yet affirming in confronting the learner’s errors, faults, and areas of immaturity;
(5) I am committed to standing by the learner through trials – even trials that are self-inflicted as a result of ignorance or error;
(6) I am committed to helping the learner set goals for his or her spiritual life, career, or ministry, and to helping the learner dream his or her dream;
(7) I am willing to objectively evaluate the learner’s progress toward his or her goal;
(8) Above all, I am committed to faithfully living out everything I teach.


Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today. Lord thank you for calling and choosing me to be your Servant Leader in your Kingdom or in your Church or in my family. Lord thank you that raise up me as your worker, teacher and being mentor to others. Lord empowers me by your Word so that I can teach others with your right doctrine or teachings based on the Word the Word of God. Lord allows my life to a living Word so that I can raise a Trustworthy Man who is willing to teach others too. Lord anoints me as your Servant that I may like a feet of the Master who is ready in every 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, February 24, 2014

Facing Your Mountain (Part-2)

Monday, 24 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope For Today  by Bro. Rolly Custodio


 Facing Your Mountain (Part-2)

‘…God led you through the wilderness…to prove your character…’Deuteronomy 8:2 NLT

Today’s Devotion

God led the children of Israel through the wilderness: ‘to prove [their] character, and… find out whether or not [they] would obey His commandments’. They could choose to perish there, or trust Him to bring them safely to the Promised Land. One author writes: ‘How many times have you changed courses in life, rather than pass the test and get through the tough stuff to the promises of God? He wants to know if you are worthy of the blessing that awaits you on the other side of the Jordan. Do you have the courage to face the challenges, or will you go back and settle for second best?

If you’re facing a challenge that stands between you and your promise…look atJoshua 1:9 and Daniel 10:19 for courage. Ask God to give you the courage to face whatever hurdles stand in the way of your claiming what God has prepared for you’.

The landscape along the USA’s Florida’s Everglades is dotted with wiry, primitive-looking trees known as Caribbean Pines. They thrive in a rugged environment, can withstand prolonged periods of drought and fire, and hold their own against the fiercest hurricanes. In fact, if you plant them in a cultivated setting they usually shrivel and die.

Joni Eareckson Tada says: ‘Like Caribbean Pines, our souls usually don’t thrive during good times. Our hearts grow complacent, our need of God becomes less urgent, our hope of Heaven dims, and our prayer life dries up…in a beautiful setting with our needs met and every resource at our fingertips…our soul shrivels… We need an occasional blast of storm or fiery trial if our faith is to mature.’


Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today. Lord thank you for these trials and difficulty which I am facing today for I believe that you are using these Lord to test and level up my faith. Lord strengthens me every time I am facing enormous mountains so that I can be able to withstand because you are there in my side to see and support me to win every situations that I am facing in my life. Lord I trust you that you will not leave me as orphan or lifeless but you will give me courage and victory to face them 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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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Facing Your Mountain (Part-1)

Sunday, 23 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope For Today  by Bro. Rolly Custodio


Facing Your Mountain (Part-1)

 ‘…Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy.’ James 1:2 TLB

 

Today’s Devotion

Lori Schneider is one of very few women to climb Mt. Everest – yet another step on a climb she started ten years earlier when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Terrified, but determined to achieve her goal, she quit her job and devoted herself to climbing. Nine years later she’d conquered the highest peaks on six of the earth’s continents! ‘Lori sees MS not as a negative, but a positive,’ her father said. ‘She accepted it as a challenge’. Unfurling a banner in honor of the first World MS Day, she called her dad on a satellite phone: ‘I’m here Dad, I’m on the summit, I made it!’ A dream sixteen years in the making realized! Now her goal is to show others who face challenges that even the highest mountain can be climbed one step at a time.

In ‘Let It Go’, Mark Atteberry writes: ‘The Christian life is about progress, not perfection. For that reason, you should never measure the distance between you and perfection (which is what all perfectionists insist on doing). That distance is completely irrelevant. If you want to measure something, measure the distance between where you are today and where you were yesterday. If you made a little progress in the right direction, even if it was just an inch, celebrate it!’

Parallel verses: Exo 20:15, Josh 7:1-26, Mal 3:8-11, 

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today. Lord thank you for giving me strength in facing difficulty. Lord empowers me to stay focus on the things that you want me to do. Lord in traversing the distance strengthens to endure the task that I am doing. Lord you are there to help me when difficulty comes in my journey and I believe Lord that I could finish and overcome the difficulty and obstacles on my way to finish the mission that you set me in front of 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, February 22, 2014

How to Conquer Anxiety and Depression (Part-2)

Saturday, 22 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope For Today  by Bro. Rolly Custodio


 How to Conquer Anxiety and Depression  (Part-2)

‘My anxious thoughts multiply within me…’ Psalm 94:19 NAS

 

Today’s Devotion

Your thought-life can be the incubator for anxiety and depression, so understand this:
(1) Your thoughts are yours! ‘My anxious thoughts multiply within me.’ You conceive, interpret, assign meaning to, accept or reject them. So be decisive about which thoughts are, or aren’t, helpful.

(2) You become what your thought-life makes you (Proverbs 23:7). It’s not your circumstances, it’s your thoughts about your circumstances that produce your emotions. Your thoughts trigger biochemistry that determines your feelings, their duration and their intensity. 
When you begin to think differently you’ll feel differently.

(3) Your thoughts are prolific. The Psalmist said they ‘multiply’ within you. Random thoughts may be temporarily upsetting, but they don’t produce lasting anxiety or depression. That is the work of persistent thought patterns – negative thoughts that multiply, repeating themselves within you. You must ‘take them captive’ and ‘bring [them] into obedience’ to Christ-like thinking in order to control your feelings (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

(4) You must ‘Let the Spirit renew your (individual) thoughts and attitudes (habitual mind-set)’ (Ephesians 4:23 NLT). Submit your thoughts to God’s Spirit, allowing Him to approve or renew (replace) them with His thoughts. Anxiety and depression cannot continue to control you when you give God control of your mind.

(5) People can contribute to your anxiety and depression. They can make you want to live – or die (Proverbs 18:21)! They can reduce or increase your anxiety and depression. Avoid those who speak discouraging words, and spend time with those who speak ‘…a good word [that] makes [your heart] glad’ (Proverbs 12:25 NAS).

Parallel verses: 1 Kings 6-7, Matt 15:29-39, Ps 36, Pro 5:21-23

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today. Lord thank you for remind me to submit my thoughts to the Word of God. Lord helps me to select wisely my friends who are contributing positive words to encourage me to stand strong with my faith. Lord renew my mind with your Word and control me by your Holy Spirit so that anxiety and depression can’t control me. Lord allow your Word to empower me so only your Word I will always speak to inspire myself and others 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 to Conquer Anxiety and Depression (Part-1)

Friday, 21 Feb. 2014

Word of Hope for Today by Bro. Rolly Custodio


 How to Conquer Anxiety and Depression (Part-1)

 ‘Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down…’ Proverbs 12:25 NAS

 

Today’s Devotion

Your stomach is in knots, you feel as though an elephant is sitting on your chest, you’ve got the jitters and your thoughts are running amok. Where can you find relief? Alcohol, drugs, relationships, work, money, sex… the list goes on? If so, you’ve found relief that simply won’t work long-term. The Bible says, ‘Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down’, causing hopelessness and depression.

What’s the answer? Satan is sometimes the source of anxiety and depression. When King Saul became self-willed, ‘The Spirit of the Lord…left Saul…the Lord had sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear’ (1 Samuel 16:14 TLB). Our pride and disobedience also allow Satan to invade our thoughts and emotions. But by humbling ourselves and aligning our will with God’s will, we invite Him to reverse Satan’s assault, overcoming our anxiety and depression. ‘…Whoever humbles himself will be exalted (lifted up)’ (Matthew 23:12 NKJV). You have authority over the devil, but it only kicks in when you’re submitted to God.

Here are three steps to victory found in James 4:7:
(1) ‘Submit yourselves…to God.’ This step aligns you with God’s Word and power, and gives you the right to exercise dominion over the devil.
(2) ‘Resist the devil.’ This is military language. ‘Resist the devil’ implies a courageous, forceful, persistent refusal to let him prevail against you.
(3) ‘[The devil]…will flee from you,’ forfeiting his hold on your life and his ability to pour on the anxiety and depression.


Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father thank you for your powerful Word today. Lord thank you for your Word. Your Word Lord encourages me on how to combat and conquer any anxiety and depression of my life. Lord allow your to strengthen me and guide on how to do with my life. Lord empowers me to stand strong in my faith and not what I feel. As you have said Lord that we must by faith and not by sight because if we use only our senses and circumstances it will give us anxiety and not confident in your Word. Lord thank for teaching me to conquer these anxiety and depression. Lord uses me to be your empty vessels ready to use in your kingdom 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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