Devotional 25.11.2013

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. [NLT] Psalm 37:4

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You don’t need to fret because of the rumours you’re hearing. Trust God, trust the Father, His Son Jesus and His Spirit. Believe in His power, goodness, faithfulness, wisdom, love, grace, mercy, works of creation, people, redemption, WORD, Gospel – the truths and ordinances of it and meditate upon it. And because you have trusted Him by going after the things that pleases Him, He will give you the desires of your heart – according to His will, and given to you not just for you, but also for the good of His people. He will open the flood gates of heaven, if and only if you trust and believe in Him.

Devotional 22.11.2013

“And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people”. [NLT] Romans 2:29b

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You don’t have to be Jewish, or “White” in order to have Faith in Jehovah (God of Isreal). Having Faith in God is not a “White man’s religion” as many have called it. Yahweh is no respecter of persons. All nations/tribes/people/race/colour are all equally precious to Him; and He has granted and will continue to grant each and every one discoveries/revelations of Himself (as He has always been) that will be sufficient for their salvation. So don’t let people fool you into thinking that because of who you are, or where you’re from, or the colour of your skin disqualifies/negates you from putting your faith in Him. The Words of God is an infinite/limitless blessing to all that beholds it, and is life to all that finds it. Choose life, choose Elohim. Jesus will undoubtedly make you what His Words says you will be, and give you a heart that seeks only to praise Him. And with that heart He will make you the praise of all men.

Devotional 21.11.2013

So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time–before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due. [NLT] 1 Corinthians 4:5

Don’t speak with your eyes :)! Yes, what you may be saying is indeed synonymous with what your eyes have seen, but still don’t make rash decisions/judgements until you have all your facts. Your eyes may be telling you to give-up on that business, that marriage/relationship, that Career, that person, but if you could only see through the lens of faith and see what God is saying concerning that person, that issue, you would quickly realise that passing a swift judgement (which is tantamount to giving up) based on what you’ve seen and how you feel, means you’re not actually what you claim to be. How can you say you love God, are a victor, an overcomer, a leader, a world changer, when you’re so easily influenced by circumstances? Don’t let it, and don’t let them. The God in you will help you stand the test of trials. And you will never again judge falsely to your detriment when faced with troubles in Jesus name. Amen.

Devotional 20.11.2013

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. [NLT] 1 Peter 1:6-7a

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Your sufferings are there only for a moment. It may not seem so to you now, but it will soon pass. Your future may be uncertain and the afflictions unbearable at times with all hopes lost. But if you can but hold on, you will realise that when your hope is in God, your hope will never be a displaced one. He is a Living God and your hope is a living and a certain hope. You don’t lose anything by hoping in God. Your hope in Him will enliven and comfort you throughout all your distresses and will enable you to meet and get through all those difficulties successfully. There is wonderful joy ahead, if you but only hope in the Lord Jesus. There is joy ahead, NOW that is for certain!