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Free Preachings

Sunday, 31 July 2016
JILGM PARANAQUE

Message: Hearing and Valuing God’s Voice by PRC


Key Verses: Exodus 14:13, 19: 10, 19 and 2 Chronicles 20:17, 21-24

Theology Term fairly familiar to Theologians: The general and specific will of God. I will relate these two terms to the Voice of God. The General Voice of God and the Specific Voice of God. Most of us we want to hear the specific voice of God. When we have job change, buying a new home, an important decision as much as marriage or family matters something like that we want the specific words from God. I believed God wants to speak specific Words to us. My concern is we want to try to hear specific words from God at different times of our lives without the habit of hearing the general words from God every day. I thing every 1,2,3,4 or 6 months or every few years have a big decisions and we won’t be able to speak that part of our life and yet we are not accustom on how he speaks or we are not habit of meeting with him and hearing from him on a regular basis. I think it is more difficult to hear specific words from God when we don’t even hear the general words from God. This is the one I talk to you brethren and this is very very practical. The Title of the Message for Today is:

HEARING and VALUING HIS VOICE


Value His Voice – I believed that if we value something then we will lot time for that. Question? Do you value God’s Voice? And you say yes. Then how much time did you allotted in you daily schedule? Many of us will be embarrassed on that question because we get so busy and we say that we have no hope or time to do this. This is very practical and we will start on how we will hear God’s voice?

4 POINTS ON HOW WE'LL HEAR/ VALUE GOD’S VOICE;

1. SET AN APPOINTMENT


– If you want to hear God set an appointment with God.
Exodus: 19: 10 (NIV)
10 And the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes 11 and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Moses set an appointment to meet with God with them.

Exodus 19:19 (KJV)

19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.
God is telling I want to speak to people. He didn’t see just gather them but let them prepare to hear the Word of the Lord.

“God comes to a prepared atmosphere.”

When you look to the Bible before the encountered there is a preparation before they encountered in many instances. God comes on that prepared atmosphere. Question how much we (JILGM PARANAQUE) prepared to meet God in the week ends. And think of this if you prepare for one week and you come here and no one greets you? There is no one greeter? And you come there is no musician being ready and there is no usher to help you to find the seats? And I was here and you didn’t have any notes and I said something, we will let the Holy Spirit lead. And I believed that many Churches that do not put a lot of preparation for the week end services before meeting with the Lord. The Holy Spirit is not that disorganize. The Holy Spirit can speak on Tuesday on what he wants to do on Sunday. And yet we can allow the Holy Spirit to move in the week end without preparation, but there must have some preparation to us. Prepare to hear God. What is the number one way is to set an Appointment. If you don’t set an appointment with God you will miss it. How you could missed it if you don’t set it. That is the main point. If you don’t set an appointment to meet him you’ll miss it. Here’s the amazing things we set an appointment with people we don’t even like and yet we don’t set an appointment to meet with God. God is the most important person that we could meet. Now let me tell you how you will set an appointment with God. This should be very practical right? SET A TIME AND A PLACE. The same with your friend you set a time in your i-phone or your phone and you set a place to meet with him. This is I want you to do I want you to set a time and a place this week. Now, some of you will ask to me I know that the best time to meet God is 5:00AM. That’s the best time for some people but not everyone is at his best. And I know some of you at 5:00AM. Here’s you pick you do pick a time when you are your best! If you are best in the morning you are a morning person meet God in the morning. Some people will do after lunch time they go to a lonely place or park or bench they will take their bible with them or devotional notebook and they would be sometimes with the Lord. Maybe if you are a parent you can have your time after all your children went to the bed. Can now I need to meet with God? So this week this is your assignment to choose a time and a place. For you might get out from your house or inside your room. I know some meet with God in Star Bucks one of the Pastors I knew he meet God in Star Bucks who brought his head phone, a bible and a pen and notebook. Some of you will meet God in MacDonald. One of the Pastors sometimes has been awarded as Customer of the month of MacDonald hahaha..He has a pile of stocks of journals for 30 years consistently meeting with God wow! So set a time and a place wherever you are comfortable. If you don’t set a time and a place with God you are missing an appointment or you make him disappointment. Many many Christians live disappointed life because they missed an appointment with God. And actually God wants to talk to you and me but we miss always an appointment with Him.

2. BE STILL AND WORSHIP


Be still is very very hard for us.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God…

Exodus 14:13 (KJV)

13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…
There are three vicious armies that have surrounded Judah and Jerusalem before.

2 Chronicles 20:17 (NKJV)
17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD...”

2 Chronicles 20:21-24 (NKJV)

This is talking about the King

21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD (THEY PUT THE SINGERS IN THE FRONT ROW OF THE SOLDIERS), and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:
“Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.

Commentaries:


How would you imagine this is the way how we defeated our enemies when God is with us; we just bring the musicians ahead of us and just sing praise and worship and God will take care of the enemies to be defeated/ annihilate them totally or he will take care of the rest?
Listen to me every `one of us is fighting for battles; Maybe you are fighting a battle of your health, your marriage, Still and knows that I am the Lord. Is it possible that sometimes we don’t know that He is God in this situation? Because we don’t get still. Before you can know you have to be still. Just start worshipping. This is personally I am doing. My wife Cristy she usually she has her phone with praise. But for me I personally ask God what song do I need to sing to you today? And He will impress me on that song I will sing that specific song and internalize it. The song might be sung 30 yrs. ago or last week or today. And on these songs it allows me to enter in the presence of the Lord. I just begin to worship God. If you are in Mac Donald or Star Bucks you just put an earphone, have your gadget and just close your eyes and sing within. Your family, your finances and your job right now. Stand Still and Worship. Just get still before God. It says again in Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God…

Acts 13:2 (NKJV)

2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said or speaks…

3.) PRAY AND READ


This is the structure that will work for everyone. Although some will make adjustment a little bit. Just take some time to pray to the Lord and read His Words or Read few verses.

Mark 1:35 (NKJV)

35 Now in the morning (time), having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place (there’s a place); and there He prayed.
Jesus set an appointment to meet with his Father. And he set a time and a place.

Psalm 119:147 (NKJV)

147 I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help;
I hope in Your word.

Prayer and the Word of God.

What we pray about? Pray whatever in your heart that day. Maybe that day you have phone call from your children that they need your prayer, and that is in your heart, or today you heard something about your job and that is in your heart. Just pray about whatever is in your heart. Just tell God whatever is in your heart. And read the Bible somewhere? Pastor gets many questions how do you hear God? No. 1 question in the Bile and Reading is where should I read in the Bible? Are you ready? On the inside, that’s the place I found to read the Bible. Anywhere in the inside is good. You can read proverb a day there are 31 proverbs. Maybe you read one chapter in the Old Testament and one chapter in the New Testament or you can read through the Bible in a year. 6 chapters per day you can finished one year. It’s up to your reading plan. Sometimes you can encounter be got and so be got…you can escape that. Just read somewhere in the Bible. Read the Gospel, the book of Acts or the prophets.

4. LISTEN AND WRITE


Listening is the hardest thing for us to do but if we learn to do we will hear God’s voice. I want to tell you few things about listening and writing.
I suggest that plain and clear version you should have NIV, A New Living Translation or The Massage something a dynamic translation rather than exact translation because it is easy to read.

Psalm 45:1The Message (MSG)
45 My heart bursts its banks,
spilling beauty and goodness.
I pour it out in a poem to the king,
shaping the river into words:

Here’s what it says;

When I meet with God my heart sing to overflow and the best thing that I can do is to write like a poem to the Lord. That’s what I do. We have 150 poems that David wrote.

1 Chronicles 28:19 (NKJV)

19 “All this,” said David, “the LORD made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans.”

When I mean with God, God would just speak to me about the things in the need of the need of the Church and I just write thing and as I write thing I would understand what God would say. It’s so fast to write when the Holy Spirit overflows and God started to speak through your spirit.

Habakkuk 2:2 (NKJV)

2 Then the LORD answered me and said:
“Write the vision, And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

The best thing I Know to hear the Word of God is to write when you meet Him. Write your prayer. Ex. Lord I’m concern about my daughter. I pray that you will bring friends around her that will encourage her about the Lord. I pray that the friends that drag her away from you that they would get away from her life. I pray God that you will give her a memory to bring her in your church so that she will remember your presence. Write your prayer. And then write what you think God answers to your prayer. What do you think it is come from God? What do you thing God’s will to your daughter? I love your daughter, I want to see your daughter come back, I will answer your prayer for your daughter. Just write on what you think God is saying and answers to your prayer.

Write what you think God is saying to you through the scripture that you read that day? Ex. You read one of the proverbs “A Wise Man seek Counsel or a Wiseman holds his tongue, A Wiseman holds to control the Words what he says” I think the Lord is saying to me that I should seek counsel in the decision that I would make, that I should learn to speak wisdom instead of foolishness or We call this

The 7 Navigator question?


1. What new things have I learned today?
2. Is there a command for me to obey?
3. Is there an example for me to follow?
4. Is there an error or mistakes for me to avoid?
5. Is there a sin for me to forsake or confessed?
6. Is there a promise for me to claim?
7. Is there a new thought about God Himself?

After a while you will be surprise or shock you could not even cope up in writing how God is speaking to you continually. And then years from now you will have volume of Journals and you will look back and see how God directed your life and how God help you to write that decision when you needed to make that decision and you will look back and see thank you Lord that I showed up for our appointment.

1 Samuel 3:1 (NKJV)

3 Now the boy Samuel ministered to the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation.

Rare in Hebrew meaning a limited supply. Ex. We say something is rare is limited but this is a secondary meaning but the primary meaning of this word is Valuable and Precious.
The Word of the Lord was Valuable, It was Valuable and It was Precious, Another way of saying this Word of the Lord is Valued! People valued hearing the Word of the Lord.

Question? Do you really value in hearing God’s voice? Illustration To See And Encourage you to buy this book;


The Book Entitled Whisper by Bill Hybels ( is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the most attended churches in North America, with an average attendance of nearly 24,000) . In this book he discussed how parents and kids hear God. One of the illustrations was a believer name Tom working in advertising as executive and having a busy life and has no time for God, sometimes after the Church services in Willow Church he encountered Bill. Here’s Bill Hybels Testimony in video presentation about this Man who encountered God:



So I encourage you brethren started today to buy your own rocking chair study table and put in a place where you can set an appointment with God.

Let’s pray?

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Friday, 9 Jan. 2015
Jesus is Lord Global Ministry, ERSA-01

Message: Know what you are fighting for by PRC

Key Verse:

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” - Philippians 3:14 NIV

Introduction:

The poorest person in the world isn’t the one without money, but the one without a God-given vision.

“The worst will happen to a man is not to die but to live without vision or purpose in life”

Where there is no vision, the people perish…” - Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)


Vision defines biblically - The vision was revealed by a heavenly messenger, whose purpose was to point out “the things that must soon take place" (Rev.1:1 ; 22:6 ). It is your assignment or mission from God.

Vision defines by Webster - a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality, the ability to see things in the future, concern or preparation for the future and Foresight or Forethought.

Ex.A company president with the long-range vision that his firm needs to survive in the global economy.
A Church Pastor with long-range of vision on the Church of God that he oversee needs to succeed in the midst of enemies and survive through the multi-tudes of trials and problems.

THE BODY:

Vision requires faith—and focus. Unless you understand what’s worth fighting for,

You risk on Five Points:

(1) Fighting the wrong battles.

We do things which are not God’s related assignment or mission to each one of us. And for so long we are expecting God to bless us physically, financially and spiritually.

Ex. A. We are required by God to attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, and Worship Service in order to develop ourselves in spiritual service and become mature to be equipt for every good works. What if we are attending prayer meeting or worship service and our mind/ heart is nothere in the service what I mean we are present with our body and you let somebody bothers us to distract your focus. That is not the will or assignment/mission is telling to be distracted every time His service will be performed. “Bato-batosalangitangtamaanhuwagmagalit”

      B. God give us opportunity to work herein abroad we are blessed why?because others can’t come here in KSA and God allows you to work. What is the mission of God for your income? Definitely Is not to keep only for yourself/ family but to give also your tithes or financial support for His Church in order you will become part of the Church of God to grow.

     C. You spent more time or waste your time in watching TV, doing face book, doing things which are not aligned with God’s assignment and you abuse yourself doing things without rest or without self-control of taking vices that destroys your body or you let many days passed by without exercise, reading the bible or without talking to Him or doing devotional prayer you missed these opportunities and that’s you are fighting for the wrong battles.


In other words God has given you wisdom, strength, abilities, talent and all resources use these blessings in a Right Battles and don’t waste in the battle (things that pulls you away you from serving God) which is not worth fighting for.

(2) Fighting at the wrong time.

A.   The most problems of believers, we can’t wait and we force ourselves without consulting from Elders or God and we made wrong decisions. My beloved brothers if we only wait for the timing of God we can’t make mistakes. Normally wrong timing always causes by Man due to without consultation and we can’t return the time wasted when we made mistakes and we suffer for a long period of time.

Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)

22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,    but with many advisers they succeed.

That’s why it is necessary to start right so that we could not fight at the wrong time. Meron tayong kasabihan “Wrong Timing Kang Bata Ka”. And to start right here’s the following steps;
1.     Pray for God to give you wisdom for that decision.
2.     Consult the Elders of the Church or Matured Christian to give you insight for your decision.
3.     Consult those who have been there on that situation it maybe your brethren or other expert professional.
4.     Consult the Word of God.
5.     Make Fasting.
6.     If you have serenity/ peace in your heart – Make decision!
But but if you have struggles within and there is no peace of mind- Don’t Make decision Wait even in a long period of time! If that opportunity from God He will provide all your resources and give you peace in your heart and then that’s the time you make decision.
7.     Have confident in yourself and Have faith in God to carry out that decision you made you will never be regret.

Psalm 37:7 (KJV)
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 40:1 (KJV)
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

(3) Fighting when you shouldn’t be involved.

a.     There are things sometimes in our lives that we involve ourselves without production, contribution and improvements in the vision God given to you.

·        Ex. wasting our precious time by spending more time in TV or Facebook. (FB is ok if you use to Evangelize)
·        Involves in watching Pornography and immoral acts fornication, adultery, thief, gambling, waiting and lottery.
·        Involves in Gossips, Laziness, and Scams.
·        Involves in other Worldly desires drunkard, Smoking etc. 

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God."1 Corinthians 6:9-10

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone . . ." Revelation 21:8

Rather than spend more time in prayer or talking to God and reading the Bible. If our time is used in wrong battle, our character will be stagnant and we can’t be grown to become Matured Christian. We must not involve in this kind of fighting! Rather we should involve in the things that God wants us to fight. Sometimes instead we continue for the Vision that God assigned to us we quit.

(4) Fighting because you need to win in order to feel good about yourself.

Instead we focus on building together the Church of God we focus on Self Center Attitudes meaning we focus on what great achievement we did and this is fighting for your own advancement we call this self-motive, we serve God or we give to God because you are expecting that God will return what you have planted to his Kingdom but the truth is, as believers we should not think of that attitude we should think like his children.To show our love to Him, we return what is due to Him and we serve having great joy and love for what He had done in our lives. He  gave his life for us,  He died on the cross to pay all our sins and save us from eternal destruction and He gave us the greatest gift and that is Eternal Life or Good News for us We just believe on what He did for us and not what we have done!

For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him.
 Psalm 100:2King James Version (KJV)
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

(5) Fighting even though the battle is already lost but your pride won’t let you accept it.

The nature of a man almost men are not a sports minded sometimes our pride we can’t accept that we failed in some goals but the best thing to do is to accept the defeat and makes some improvement, innovation and regular practices ex. Sometimes in our lives we work hard in our company and we expect during the increase or giving of bonuses we expect to receive increase or bonus but did not happened. We are disappointed and you can’t accept and blame yourself or others my suggestion let it go.

 Psalm 30:5 (NASB) 
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

There is still fighting and you lost yourself and you can’t accept the reality.

ex. You know for the fact that smoking cigarettes and drinking wines are bad for the body and you were experience setbacks with your health or hospitalization and by the grace of God you recover but again your flesh is telling youto do it again anyway your Pastor and your Brethren are not seeing you and you know for the fact that it destroys your body and yet you did not want to stop or accept the defeat or negative effects of these because you still doing pleasure and want tosatisfy your flesh.

 Romans 8:13 (NASB) 
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
 Galatians 5:13 (ESV)
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Sometimes you have to identify facts and reality. Facts which mean it happens already you did mistakes you need to accept and sometimes you need to correct it in the future this time you will be wise. Reality which means that you can’t return it back ex. One of your love ones died you need to accept the reality that your love one died already and he will not return anymore this time you have to let it go, don’t linger but move on.

8 Success Lessons to learn:

1. Learn to Win
“There are winners, there are losers, and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.”
Know which battles you shouldn’t be trying to win.  Play to your strengths, there are some things that you will never succeed in, more importantly, there are some things that ONLY you can succeed in.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (NIV)
26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
2. Plant a Tree
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
To sit in the shade you must first plant a tree.  Plant a tree today, though it be small, it’s latter end will be great.If you are doing something today for the Church even big or small. This small Church someday will become Giant and will harvest millions of lost souls. We have Mission and Help’s Fund and these finances that we contributed will be used for those workers who will go for good and continue the works of the Lord in the Philippine and some other countries.
Hebrew 13:21 (NASB) 
equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

3. Review Your Goal Twice Every Day
“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. Goals help you channel your energy into action.”
Place your goals in a place where you see them every day.  If you don’t see them, you will forget about them.  If you forget about them, it is self-evident that you will not achieve them.  Place your top three goals in a place where you will see them every day.
Philippians 3:13 (NASB)
13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead.
4. Stretch Yourself
“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.”

To change your life, you must change the way you think.
Last year 2014 any months I was lazy and did not do more exercise.  This year year starting  first week of January2015, I saw things very differently I can move well, think and breath well – my consciousness had expanded.

Stretch yourself, challenge yourself; challenge the way you think, challenge what you eat, what you read, how much you spend your time in prayer and bible reading – you change by stretching yourself.
Philippians 4:11 (NIV)
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
5. Get Your “But” Out the Way
“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”
…But I’m too old, too young, I’ve waited too long, I’ve messed up too many times, I’m misunderstood.  Your path to success is being blocked by your “but.”  Why you’re saying how and why something can’t be done, there’s somebody out there doing it.  Get your “but” out the way!
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
6. Land on Your Back
“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”
You may have been knocked down, you may be convinced that you won’t succeed, but if you can look up, you can get up.  Get up one more time!  You are not your past mistakes; you have within you the ability to succeed, so look up!

Proverbs 24:16-18 (NASB)
16 For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,
But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
7. Change
“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.”
At the end of the day, these are just cute quotes if you don’t decide to change.  You have to make a decision, you have to decide to maximize your potential.
Good is not good enough when you’re destined to be great.  Get up, look up, and succeed!
Philippians 1:27 (ESV)
27 Only vlet your manner of life be wworthy8 of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you xthat you are standing firm in one spirit, with yone mind zstriving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

He’s telling us that no matter what unexpected disruptions, frustrations, or difficulties come our way, we are to respond with a Christ-like attitude. Paul later writes,

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ”.

8.   Teamwork

Before we become Christian we were selfish by nature but when we become Christian our perspective change our motive is not the benefits of individual but for the benefits of everyone.


Ecclesiastes 4:9The Message (MSG)

It’s better to have a partner than go it alone.Share the work, share the wealth.And if one falls down, the other helps,But if there’s no one to help, tough!

Application:

To stay focus and win the prize prepared by God. The bottom line is:

Stay focused on the goal God has given you.


Hebrews 12:2 (NASB)
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Conclusion:

If Satan can’t defeat you outright, he’ll try to distract you with unimportant things, or disqualify you by getting you to make bad decisions. Either way, he wins and you lose. Just because something is good doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

When your plate is full doing what God’s already given you to do, learn to say no to everything else.

Once you can do that, you free yourself from other people’s expectations and the need for their approval. Bear in mind also that “no” doesn’t mean “never”; often it means “not now.”

When you’re spread too thin, you become mediocre at everything and effective at nothing. When you try to fight on every front, you wear yourself out and fail to win where it counts.

Fighting a battle without spoils (Not prepared at all) is like pouring water on a burning shack—unless somebody’s life is in danger it’s probably not worth it.

So conserve your energy for when you have something really important at stake. Have faith in God, confident in yourself that God has given you skills or abilities and all resources to carry out the fight, and don’t give up but continue to serve and die for the fight in order to harvest many lost souls for Jesus!

Remember Faith and Focus is the Ingredient for Victory. To establish and maintain ascendingly your growth in your faith always focus on Prayer, Reading God’s Word, Taking care of your health and Serve your Lord and serve your Family. This is matter most and worth fighting for.

2 Timothy 4:7 (NASB) 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith

Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

I am sure that our Heavenly Father , our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit will welcome us someday in heaven because we did not give up for the vision/ dream that He has set on us and that we finished the course and keep our faith!

Mathew 25:21 (NIV)
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'


Have a great day, thank you and God bless you all!