People will talk; don’t let the talk destroy you!

Verse of the day

But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. [NLT] [1 Timothy 1:6]

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There will always be people who can overturn houses and homes with their mouths, i.e., people that are capable of #destroying families, business and even marriages by merely #speaking. Negative Words are powerful. We have examples of parents speaking negative words over the lives of their children, such words like “Child, you are stupid”, “You are an Idiot”, “You will never learn”, and the only thing the child grows learning is never to trust themselves; and since they’ve been branded as worthless, they end up believing it and think very little of themselves. #Negative #words are #hurtful. There will also be a group of people who will speak negative words around us, with the intension to discourage, derail and destroy us. The word of #God reminds us that this will happen and have been happening from time, it’s not a new phenomenon, and the onus now is how we choose to deal with such words. Instead of encouraging one another in Christ, and in His love, many have turned to wicked and destructive talks. Don’t let such people destroy your peace! It’s time you identified the purpose behind the vain and treacherous talk and remind your hearts whom you are in Christ, and that you’re not what they are saying. Don’t get me wrong, being on the receiving end of such talks will be hurtful, but never forget who you are in Christ. You are loved, precious, cherished and highly sought after – Jesus even gave His life for you, that’s just how important you are! And parents, who carelessly toss cruel words to their children, don’t you think it’s about time you stopped? I declare that every mouth speaking evil/negative words against you, with the intension of destroying/derailing your destiny will be stopped in Jesus name. Amen.

It makes a difference Having God as your Father

Verse of the Day

Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and the Israelites. [NLT] Exodus 11:7b

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Before the children of Israel could be rescued, they had to be reminded about the goodness and greatness of God. They had been enslaved for so long that they had probably given up on the idea of ever being freed/rescued, or if in fact the God of their fore-fathers was still in the business of answering heartfelt requests that was birthed from their sufferings. And when Pharaoh refused Moses’ messages from God, the Lord had to show to the Israelites that their God was a living One and not like the gods of the Egyptians. I’m sure when they were reminded the lengths Jehovah would go in order to rescue them from their distresses, I’m sure we don’t need to wonder how they would have felt at the time. The Lord Jesus, the Son of God says anyone who believes in Him, who believes in His teachings have salvation for their souls. And through our faith in Jesus Christ, God qualifies us as His children, and regardless of whatever we might be going through, He is more than able to show to us and the people around us, that there is indeed a benefit in having the Creator of the entire universe as our Father.

Devotional 15.05.2014

Verse of the Day

Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied. [NLT] Exodus 4:2

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When it was time for God to send Moses back to Egypt to help the children of Israel, Moses started whining about how he was not good enough and that people will not believe him and so forth. Does that remind you of someone? Does that remind you or you, times when an opportunity has arisen for you to shine, you try to shy away citing that you’re just not good enough, or have the necessary skills to do justice to that new challenge? The Lord said to Moses, that there was something in his hands. Something he had carried along with him for the last forty years, a skill, a tool, a knowledge, which he didn’t think he had. He had been a Shepherd for forty years, and was still oblivious to what his staff was capable of. God is saying to you too, today that you already have all it takes to tackle that challenge in your hands. Stop wasting a moment wondering if you can. All you need in order to succeed is already with you. All you need do is believe and go for it!  #Verseoftheday #Exodus #Moses #Yourhandswillsurpriseyou!

Devotional 13.05.2014

Verse of the Day

The LORD said, “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt, and I have heard them crying out because of the slave drivers. I know how much they’re suffering. I have come to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them from that land to a good land with plenty of room [for everyone]. It is a land flowing with milk and honey where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites live. [GWT] Exodus 2:7-8

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Your struggles are not unknown to God. He is not oblivious of your situations and He is not on holiday. Everything that you’ve been through or are going through He sees them. You’re probably wondering “well if He’s seen my misery, my state of affair, my years of suffering, why isn’t He doing anything about it?” Wait on the Lord! It may not sound like much right now, and you’ve probably resigned yourself on things ever getting better. He will not abandon you in that situation. He has seen you, He is seeing you, and your breakthrough it much closer than you know. #Prayer: Every area of your life that may seem down today, in the name above every name, I declare to you in the name of Jesus will come up in Jesus name. Amen. Your time of remembrance has come. #VerseoftheDay #Exodus

Devotional 12.05.2014

Verse of the Day

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.” [NLT] Exodus 3:1-3

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There is a popular saying that no situation in life is a permanent one and that change is constant. Moses was a man who went from being a Prince in #Pharaoh’s court, to a dedicated #Shepherd in Midian, to a #Leader of a large Nation. Indeed, how changeable is the life of a man; and more so, Moses succeeded because he understood the signs of the times and adjusted to whatever situation he encountered. He was not embittered or resentful because He left the luxury of Egypt and was now living a not so luxurious life. No, he got on with it.  Because He was a man who was faithful in all the positions of life he found himself in, He earned the trust of God. Now, my question to you is this, in the position you’ve found yourself in, how faithful have you been? Or have you been there comparing why your life is not like that of Suzy, Jackie and John? #Reflection: A person who keeps what God has entrusted to them – regardless of where he/she finds themselves will earn the trust of God. Why? Because it is in this place of obedience, faithfulness and hard work that God will meet them and give them that which He has for them. #VerseoftheDay #workhardregardless #BookofExodus #Exodus

Devotional 03.03.2014

Verse of the Day

They will eat and sleep in safety, and no one will make them afraid.” [NLT] Zephaniah 3:13d

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The Lord says because you trust in His name, regardless of what the situation of your life may be, you don’t have to be afraid. You don’t have to let your hands hang limp. “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph 3:17). I think having the knowledge that you are loved by ‪#‎Jesus, and He will do whatever it takes to get you to your destined/desired future is enough to put a spring back into your step. You don’t have to stay awake at night wondering what the future holds! Your future is in the hands of the one who is MIGHTY and can save you. Have no fear, all is indeed well!