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Walking Tall 1

Posted by cfay on January 30, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Have you ever felt like God has called you to do something for Him? It could be something like witness to someone or even step into a certain career path. As soon as you felt the Lord speak to you, excitement filled your heart and mind. Shortly after the burst of excitement you started doubting yourself and soon you allowed insecurities, shame and past failures to talk you out of what God laid on your heart. I'm reminded of the story of Moses in the Bible. We find Moses tending to another man's sheep in Exodus 3. He was on the back side of the desert when the Lord spoke to him through a burning bush. The Lord found Moses to be faithful, watching and leading another man's sheep, and now wanted to promote him to lead His flock to the Promise Land and out of bondage. We find Moses in Exodus 3 having a conversation with the Lord that many of us have had in the past. The Lord plainly explains to Moses what is on His heart and what He is calling him to do. Exodus 3:7-8 says, "The Lord said, 'I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. Therefore, I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.'" Have you ever felt like God asked you to do something that was out of your league, maybe it scared you to death? Well that means most likely that it was from the Lord. If God asked us to do something simple that would probably take faith out of the equation. When you take on a big task from the Lord it will drive you to your knees in prayer. When the task is over, you will find yourself giving God all the glory because you couldn't have done it on your own strength. This is how you exercise your faith! When the Lord calls you to do something, you better do it or you will sit by on the couch of life and watch someone else do what God has called you to do! Over the next few chapters God keeps confirming to Moses that He will be with him and He can set the people free from Pharaoh. Moses comes back not once, twice or even three times but four! Moses keeps telling God why he can't accomplish the task He has called him to do. Remember, if God calls you to do something, He will give you provision for the vision. Here are Moses' four responses to God. Moses felt so unworthy of the calling that he tried to talk himself out of it. "Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?' And He said, 'Certainly I will be with you, and this will be a sign to you, that I have sent you: When you havke brought forth the people out of Egypt, all of you shall serve God on this mountain.' Moses said to God, 'I am going to the children of Israel and will say to them, "The God of your fathers has sent me to you." When they say to me, "What is His name?" what shall I say to them?'" (Ex. 3:11-13). "Then Moses said to the Lord, 'O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant. But I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue'" (Ex. 4:9-10). Many people who sit on pews week in and week out have been asked by God in our lifetime to do various things for him. Some have answered the call and others have hung up the phone on the Lord. Many times people feel so unworthy to do what God has called them to do. Remember, God doesn't call the qualified; He qualifies the called! You are just whom the Lord is looking for to do His next grand adventure! Many lives can and will be changed for the kingdom of God with a simple yes in your spirit. Remember, you may feel unworthy but you're called! Now go make a difference in the world for Jesus!

2015- The year of the Spirit

Posted by cfay on January 1, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)
In the Hebrew calendar we are in the year 5775, Five is the number of grace and 7 is the number of completion, which means we have double completion of grace this year. Daniel 4 confirms that grace has an expiration date, by revealing a prophetic word that was spoken over King Nebuchadnezzar and then in verse 28 says, 12 months later, an angel spoke the same word to him and immediately the word spoken had come to pass in his life. Grace has an expiration date and I believe we are coming upon that date this year. I believe God has been speaking to people about what He wants, even expects from them and he has given us a grace period to obey, but if we refuse to obey in the grace period, when grace expires discipline begins, so we can repent and be restored (Dan. 4). This year is going to be a whirlwind year, the signs in the heaven are declaring it with the four blood moons, which mean change in a way that is unprecedented (I encourage you to study the four blood moons and what they are saying to the earth). Another sign in the heavens was the double tornado (whirlwind) that hit Nebraska in June 2014. Any time there is double it means it is going to happen. Jesus would say, truly, truly or in some versions, verily, verily I say unto you. I believe God is speaking through the prophets and the signs in the heavens, truly, truly this is the year of the whirlwind. So, what does it mean, what can we expect in the year of the whirlwind? I believe this year means a lot is going to change and it is going to happen suddenly. The Word for the land is speaking of acceleration, fast, sudden, swift change. When I was inquiring of the Lord about the year , He reminded me of the movie The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy was in her house, when the whirlwind came and took her into a world she could not even have imagined or dreamed of. Her whole life changed forever. Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kin. 2:1). Whirlwinds take everything and fling it to somewhere new. I believe the year of the whirlwind is going to usher in something brand new, that some have tried to put into words, but none of us can accurately articulate it. This year is going to be the end of one age and the beginning of another. We serve a God of endings and beginnings. we cannot have a new beginning without something coming to an end. I believe we are on the tail end of one age and on the precipice of another. This end is going to mean a season of discipline for some who did not repent (change the way they think), and a season of rewards for others who endured the flames of the last season and came out as vessels of honor. Gold must go through the fire in order to withstand any fire. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were made of gold, so they came out of the fire without even the smell of smoke (Dan. 3). The signs are in the heavens, the words of the prophets are in the earth, so what is God telling you do? Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Do what he has told you to do, no matter what personal cost it will be to you. these are incredibly exciting times we are living in. It is going to be very good for the people of God, so repent, heed the warnings you are hearing and get ready for a whirlwind year.

BEING A NORMAL CHRISTIAN

Posted by cfay on May 29, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

You don’t have to lower your standards.  Or saddle a high horse.  Just be nice.  Normal and nice.  Discipleship is sometimes defined by being normal!  You don’t have to be weird to follow Jesus.  You don’t have to stop liking your friends to follow Him.  Just the opposite.  A few introductions would be nice.  Do you know how to grill a steak?

A woman in a small Arkansas community was a single mom with a frail baby. Her neighbor would stop by every few days and keep the child so she could do her shopping.  After some weeks her neighbor shared more than time; she shared her faith, and the woman followed Christ. The friends of the young mother objected.  “Do you know what those people teach?” they contested.  “Here is what I know,” she told them.  “They held my baby.”

I think Jesus likes that kind of answer, don’t you?

 


LEADERSHIP KEYS

Posted by cfay on March 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

1, Leaders don't oppress people,they elevate people.

2, Leaders don't need service, only dictators demand servitude.

3, Teaching is the transfer of information, not emotions

4, people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care

5, Leadership is not about power acquisition, it is about empowerment

6, Leaders don't force followers, they attract followers. Leadership is about finding something to die for.

7, Never telegraph your plans

8, Do you have a vision?

9, who and who has God sent to help you realize that vision.?

10, Think like a man of action and act as a man of thought.

11,To lose, you don't have to have anything stolen; all you need to do is take what you have for granted.

 

THE NEW YEAR MESSAGE PT 1- BY GERALD YOUNG

Posted by cfay on January 28, 2012 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Praise God.

2011 has been an eventful year with all it's hustles and bustles. many of us have been able to attain our goals for the year while others may not have been able to. For those who belong to the latter, it doesn't mean you are a failure, it only points you to the planting process. Well I want to welcome you to 2012!(crowd cheers and applauds). Another year to show forth God's glory (cheering dies down slowly). 2011 was given to us as the year of revelations and for a lot of people, me included, it has really shown itself as a year of deep revelations. even with the correspondences, we have come to realize that this world has opened the eyes of people to the reality of the world around them and the world they should be. You see as a christian you live in another world though present bodily  on earth. the book of 1corithians 2 vs 12 states that we have not received the spirit of this world but the spirit that comes from God. it goes on in verse 16 to say we say the mind of Christ. for there is a higher place we are supposed to live in. You see when you got born again, you were grafted into the body of Christ but you can only ascend when you have got revelation. that was the difference between the law and grace. law ushered in slave hood, grace ushered in son ship. the bible says the law came through Moses but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. this brings us too John 1vs 12 "as many as received Him,He gave power to become sons of God" that is the point. when Moses got to the red sea, he parted it. But when Jesus got to the sea of Galilee, He walked on it! when Jesus was leaving, He gf the Holy spirit. why? to fully reveal Him to us. You see Jesus came to fully reveal the father (jn 1 vs 18) but the Holy spirit is needed to reveal Jesus to us, the spirit of truth.  without the revelation of the truth ( which is Jesus), we cannot face these perilous times that we are in. But Hallelujah! the Parakletos is here! the supreme Helper! and He will reveal the truth. "AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!"  Ladies and gentlemen, behold 2012! the year of The Truth! happy new year! happy new year! ( loud jubilation).............................

 

THE PATH

Posted by cfay on October 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

"Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.'

Psalms 65:11

Psa65vs11 talks about the fatness God drops on His path.prov.3:5-6 tells us to trust God for everything in the pursuit of success. Everybody wants to be successful but few want to be prepared.I call this process "the road less traveled."everyone wants to be successful suddenly.......not eventually. You see we fail in life not because we cannot discern God's will but because we try to bend it to fit our wimps or desires. God will never advance you beyond your last act of disobedience. So if you want fatness in your life you've got to be conformed to God's pattern for your life.(Roman12:2)

FAILING ONWARDS

Posted by cfay on October 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

yes I messed up but it doesn't mean am a failure, it only means I am learning. It doesn't mean I've lost the war, it only means I have to renew my stragedy. I haven't fallen, I only have something to pick up......

You see, you are not defeated until you decide you are. Falling is hard but we've got enough grace to get back. God is always ready to forgive us (isa 43:23) and promises us a fresh life (isa43:19). But understand something- FAILURE IS A CHOICE-failure is not an invention but an opinion. God has not made us to be failures(rom8:37). So in the end, it's what you choose to believe that matters. You see God loves us the way we are but love us too much to leave us that way. God sees us as we can be but loves us just as we are. Will you come to him today? just as you are?(psa 40:7-8).

TEN POWER KEYS OF LEADERSHIP

Posted by cfay on August 11, 2011 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

· Leadersdon’t oppress people, they elevate people.

· Leaders don’t need service, only dictators demand servitude.

· Teaching is the transfer of information, not emotions.

· People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

· Leadership is not about power acquisition, it is about empowerment.

· True leaders don’t force followers, they attract followers. Leadership is about finding something to die for.

· Have you discovered yourself?

· Can you capture your vision?

· Who and who has God sent to help you fulfill that vision? There are people who find fulfillment in helping you fulfill your life goals.

· Never telegraph your plans.

· Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.

· If you  fall, pick something up.

· To lose,you don’t need to have anything stolen. All you need to do is take everything for granted.

 

MY ME- A TALE OF SALVATION

Posted by cfay on August 8, 2011 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

once upon a time

when he was in his prime

a journey sought

a purpose bought

a complex family

no longer in harmony

he set out to find his own sweet honey

out he went into the flood

that possessed his mind and conquered his world

his life drifting slowly away

he realized it was no longer gay

salvation being what he needed

retribution being what the world kneaded

then it occurred

like quick succour

that he had forgotten the utmost factor

that only Jesus in His grace could save

above all the devil gave

So desperately he climbed

His mouth so limed

To the forbidden hill

Upon Zion’s gill

To the light he went

Not minding the sweat

As he knelt before the cross

The repentant tears blurring his eyes thus

The peace came suddenly

Settling him joyfully

He was home at last

No more an out cast

And as I stood wondering who this might be

I found to my amazement that it was actually me


AND IT CAME TO PASS!

Posted by cfay on December 15, 2010 at 9:24 AM Comments comments (0)

Here we stand once again on the edge of another year with hopes on the new prospective one. There has been hopes and there has been faith. All we here at CFAY have got to say is "THANK YOU LORD!" Do you feel like saying the same thing? or do you feel there's nothing to thank God for this year? actually I can boldly say you've got a lot to thank Him for! That you are alive to read this is one reason.

 Generally, what kills christians faster is their lack of thankfulness. In all things, give thanks! When you thank God, you release great treasure upon your life. You may be going through a lot but I tell you that your BATTLEGROUND is your greatest TESTIMONY! SO "Be Thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

What does God think of thanksgiving? He is blessed and honored by it because a life of thanksgiving is the mark of a saint who knows God's character and His position as God alone. The Lord is the giver of all good gifts and He is worthy of thanksgiving. Since God's qualities are not hidden, thanksgiving is not optional. "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened (Romans 1:20-21)." The absence of glory and thanksgiving ascribed to God leads to darkened hearts and futile thinking. May God's people receive wisdom as we glorify His eternal power and divine nature with praise and thanksgiving!

God is Jehovah, the great I AM. He is El-Shaddai, the Almighty God. He is Jehovah-Jireh, God our Provider. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:16-18). Everything we enjoy in the present and coming age is a gift from God worthy of thanksgiving.

But what if our life is a mess? What if our circumstances feel like anything but a gift from God? Circumstances may deceive us but God's Word tells us: "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).

God is at work for our good and His glory. Biblical thanksgiving does not focus on our circumstances, but on the character of God. Circumstances change; God does not.

In Psalm 73, David was perplexed at the prosperity of the wicked while the godly faced difficulties and trials. However, he reminded himself that God alone was His provision, counsel, strength, desire and portion. He knew from God's Word the fate of those who are far from God and he remembered that it was good and right for him to be near God, his refuge - offering thanksgiving for all God had done.

Those who have the salvation of God through faith in Jesus Christ know the secret to peace is found in thanksgiving. The Apostle Paul, writing to the Philippians, said, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

By submitting our requests to God with a thankful heart, we receive peace that transcends all understanding. Thanksgiving is integral to a right relationship with God. It is the hallmark of a true follower of Jesus Christ because thanksgiving honors God, bringing glory to His name and blessings beyond measure. "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And Be Thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

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THE IDENTITY( 1)

Posted by cfay on July 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM Comments comments (0)

A man without an identity is a man without an entity. To be able to run this race efficiently, you’ve got to understand who you are. That way the way the devil can’t get to you. John 1vs12 states

“To them that received him, he gave power to become the sons of God.”

The Greek word translated “power” is “dunamis” which is the ability to control one realm from a higher realm. Note- not on the same realm. So Jesus gave you power to operate the natural realm from the supernatural realm. Further in Luke, Jesus stated that he had given us the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions. Here he used the Greek word “extousia” which is the very personality of power. Hallelujah! So not only did God give the power, He also made us the very personalities of power. Revelation 1vs6a further explains it as thus

“And has made us kings and priests to God and his father”

Now not only are we kings and queens but also priests. Now the book of Ecclesiastes states that in the word of a king there is power and we down here know the power of kingship so we can understand when God tells us that we are kings and queens. Now what about the priesthood? 1st peter states that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. In the Old Testament, a priest was responsible for representing the people before God. The first personality to hold the post of king and priest was melchizedek, king of salem (genesis 14 vs 18), Jesus then took that position as the bible affirmed (heb 5 vs 6) and we as being heirs of salvation follow the same order. So we have the boldness to enter God’s presence and worship.

To know fully and walk in this reality, you must study your bible diligently. Faith comes from hearing the word of god while fear comes by hearing the word of men. Practice this today and win.

When Jesus died, he left his mother to John, his clothes to the soldiers and nails to the cross. But to us he left a life of peace, prosperity and kingship. Keep this in mind always.

THE IDENTITY( 1)

Posted by cfay on July 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM Comments comments (0)

A man without an identity is a man without an entity. To be able to run this race efficiently, you’ve got to understand who you are. That way the way the devil can’t get to you. John 1vs12 states

“To them that received him, he gave power to become the sons of God.”

The Greek word translated “power” is “dunamis” which is the ability to control one realm from a higher realm. Note- not on the same realm. So Jesus gave you power to operate the natural realm from the supernatural realm. Further in Luke, Jesus stated that he had given us the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions. Here he used the Greek word “extousia” which is the very personality of power. Hallelujah! So not only did God give the power, He also made us the very personalities of power. Revelation 1vs6a further explains it as thus

“And has made us kings and priests to God and his father”

Now not only are we kings and queens but also priests. Now the book of Ecclesiastes states that in the word of a king there is power and we down here know the power of kingship so we can understand when God tells us that we are kings and queens. Now what about the priesthood? 1st peter states that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. In the Old Testament, a priest was responsible for representing the people before God. The first personality to hold the post of king and priest was melchizedek, king of salem (genesis 14 vs 18), Jesus then took that position as the bible affirmed (heb 5 vs 6) and we as being heirs of salvation follow the same order. So we have the boldness to enter God’s presence and worship.

To know fully and walk in this reality, you must study your bible diligently. Faith comes from hearing the word of god while fear comes by hearing the word of men. Practice this today and win.

When Jesus died, he left his mother to John, his clothes to the soldiers and nails to the cross. But to us he left a life of peace, prosperity and kingship. Keep this in mind always.

Why worry?

Posted by cfay on February 9, 2010 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.

Matthew 6:25 NLT

Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

Psalm 55:22 NLT

The mistrust of anxiety

Words of encouragement from the Master are always welcome. The stresses of life come upon us and a brother or sister in Christ reminds us that He is in control. He is sovereign, He knows when the sparrow falls, He numbers the hairs on our heads, He clothes the lilies of the field. He says not to worry about our life, and we welcome the suggestion as an encouraging pat on the back.

But how often do we view this verse as a commandment from on high? It may not carry the force of "Thou shalt not," and it may not have the emphasis of a "Go into all the world," but it is written as an imperative nonetheless. "Do not," Jesus says, and Paul echoes this injunction in Philippians: "Be anxious for nothing" (4:6). These are our liberating orders. We are told not to do something we hate doing anyway.

Dare we suggest by our worry that some catastrophe may slip by without His notice? No, "tragedies" befell Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus, Paul, and others, and God ordained them all for good. All of these surely could have worried, examining their circumstances while going through them. But looking back, we see God's perfect plan unfolding. Therefore Jesus urges, even commands: Do not worry.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

CHARLES SPURGEON

Have You Been Able to Lift Up a Discouraged Leader?

Posted by cfay on February 9, 2010 at 8:06 AM Comments comments (0)

Commission Joshua and encourage him, for he will lead the people across the Jordan. He will give them the land you now see before you.

Deuteronomy 3:28 NLT

Discouraged encourager

When people spoke with Pastor Larry, they couldn't help feeling better about themselves. But the community he worked in deteriorated. Many people left for better jobs and were replaced by transient families with fewer skills. Schools and stores changed overnight.

Larry felt alienated in a community that once embraced his encouragement. He was ready to throw in the towel. Then an elderly woman named Pearl visited him. "I've watched you for nearly 10 years as you consoled, shepherded, and ministered to this community. You've been an encouragement to everyone," she said.

"Then why are so many people leaving and being replaced by individuals hostile to God's Word?" Larry asked.

"God has brought them to you to grow in your ministry," Pearl said. "I believe God gifted you with an encouraging heart for a time such as this."

Larry thanked Pearl for her honesty, then excused himself to go home. As he approached his house, a family of three greeted him. "Thank you, Pastor," said the father. "We've been to three other cities but never really felt at home till we arrived here."

David Farr in God's Men.

Don't be discouraged; it may be the last key in the bunch that opens the door.

 

Do you fall into discouragement after spiritual highs?

Posted by cfay on February 8, 2010 at 5:17 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life.… Then he went alone into the desert.… He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die.

1 Kings 19:3-4 NLT

 

Elijah experienced the depths of fatigue and discouragement just after his two great spiritual victories: the defeat of the prophets of Baal and the answered prayer for rain. To lead him out of depression, God first let Elijah rest and eat. Then God confronted him with the need to return to his mission in life—to be God's prophet.

Elijah's battles were not over; there was still work for him to do. Often discouragement sets in after great spiritual experiences, especially those that produce a high level of emotional excitement or that require a lot from us physically. When you feel let down after a spiritual "high," do what is necessary to restore your inner resources. And remember that God still has a purpose and plan for you.

"If the devil cannot make you puffed up by pride, he will try to dampen your spirit by discouragement. It's his best tool!"

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

God is always willing to forgive us

Posted by cfay on February 8, 2010 at 5:16 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Have you been paralyzed by the failure to confess?

When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable and groaned all day long.

Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them.

I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the Lord." And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

Therefore, let all the godly confess their rebellion to you while there is time.

Psalm 32:3-6 NLT

Confessing instead of hiding

We find many ways to get around admitting our sin. We rationalize our sins away. We try to drown out the guilt with all types of distractions. But over time, our sins deplete our will to pray. David was intimately familiar with all the ways one can try to hide sin. He had exhausted himself covering up his own sins. But everything changed when he finally gave up running away from his sin: "Finally, I confessed all my sins to you."

Like David, we can find our prayer life renewed when we freely confess our sins to God. Confess your sin and let God restore your prayer life to what it can and should be.

Prayer for today:

Dear Lord, I don't want to hide my sins anymore; I want to confess them to you today …

from The One Year® Book of Bible Prayers edited by Bruce Barton, Tyndale House Publishers (2000), entry for January 4

On the other hand…

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them quite so much.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

 

Have You Felt Your Sin Was Beyond Forgiveness?

Posted by cfay on February 8, 2010 at 5:13 AM Comments comments (0)

And anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved…

Joel 2:32NLT

"I assure you that any sin can be forgiven, including blasphemy; but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. It is an eternal sin." He told them this because they were saying he had an evil spirit.

Mark 3:28-29 NLT

"But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too."

Mark 11:25 NLT

Nothing can ever separate us from his love…

Romans 8:38 NLT

Can any sin be forgiven?

The Bible commands us to forgive others when they have wronged us and to seek forgiveness when we have wronged others. We must do this to follow the example of God, who extends to us the ultimate pardon—forgiveness for our sins.

Forgiveness is not based on the magnitude of our sin, but the magnitude of the forgiver's love. No sin is too great for God's complete and unconditional love. The Bible does mention one unforgivable sin—an attitude of defiant hostility toward God that prevents us from accepting his forgiveness. Those who don't want his forgiveness are out of his reach.

A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

HANNAH MORE

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How have you known the power of God's love in your life?

Posted by cfay on February 8, 2010 at 5:09 AM Comments comments (0)

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Romans 8:37 NLT

O Love that will not let me go

O Love that will not let me go,

I rest my weary soul in Thee;

I give Thee back the life I owe,

That in Thine ocean depths its flow

May richer, fuller be.

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go,

GEORGE MATHESON (1842-1906)

George Matheson went completely blind when he was eighteen years old. Still, he remained a star student. He went on to become a great preacher in the Church of Scotland, assisted by his sister, who learned Greek and Hebrew to help with his research.

This hymn was written on the evening of June 6, 1882. "I was at that time alone," Matheson later wrote. "It was the day of my sister's marriage.…Something happened to me, which was known only to myself, and which caused me the most severe mental suffering. The hymn was the fruit of that suffering."

What was it that happened to him? Some think he was remembering the time he himself was engaged to be married and his fiancee broke the engagement when she learned that he would soon be completely blind. Or perhaps it was difficult for him to have his devoted sister getting married. In any case, he was led to ponder God's eternal love, which would turn his "flick'ring torch" into blazing daylight.

adapted from The One Year® Book of Hymns by Mark Norton and Robert Brown, Tyndale House Publishers (1995), entry for March 8

Love is not something you feel. It's something you do.

DAVID WILKERSON

THE IDEA OF WALKING IN GOD

Posted by cfay on February 8, 2010 at 5:02 AM Comments comments (0)

 

In most of his psalms, David declared that his heart desire was to dwell in the presence of the lord forever. He also mentioned that in the presence of God there is joy and liberty. Reading through the life of David, one would know that the very source of his joy came from God, from dwelling in his presence. God’s presence alone takes away all kind of darkness from your life. Walking in God is living for and in his purpose through the power of the Holy Spirit. God is happy when His children give him praise. Walking in God is obeying him in all things. Most Christians enjoy the idea of being in the safe side of Christianity. They try to keep their Christianity as moderate as possible. I call that “chrislemity”. Such people can’t please God. Sometime back I was reprimanding a “Christian” girl for an indecent show she pulled in my presence. She looked at me and inquired if I was a pastor. “I’m a Christian” I told her.

“And what do you think I am?”She asked. “A chrislem” I replied. She called herself a Christian yet her life does not portray Christ. Unfortunately that’s the Christian world today. In the church we’ve got “goodies”, those who are so busy nibbling the good grass but forget the most important thing. Going to church isn’t the criteria for heaven, Jesus is. He said in john 14vs6 that he is the way, the truth and the life. When I preach, I preach Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. it is the Holy spirit that glorifies Jesus and He is ready to have a personal relationship with you if you are ready. The bible says in John 1vs12 that as many that received him to them gave he power to become sons of God. What was the power? It was the Holy Spirit! And we’ve got Him with us. You can only walk in god through the Holy spirit. Why not talk to him today honestly. He is ready to meet you………………( to be continued)


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