Success


This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise.  Joshua 1:8 MEV

Success is defined in many ways by many different people. Basically, the word, successful, brings to mind a productive, satisfying vocation that provides financial security. It includes, but is not limited to, emotional and intellectual soundness and tranquility. 

The biblical idea of success encompasses every facet of life with unsurpassing victory while experiencing righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost

The Bible is God’s Word to His human creation. Read it, Memorize it, and Live according to it and you will have wisdom, knowledge, and good success.


Friendship


The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. Proverbs 14:20 KJV

It’s amazing how many people gravitate to you when you are increasing and how many disappear when you go through difficulties.

One thing is sure, you find out who your real friends are when times are tough.

My first Pastor, Dr. Bill Sharp, used to say, “Rich has many friends, but poor is an orphan”.  How right he was.

Though many withdrew their fellowship during the set backs in moving our church ahead we found that we had a few wonderful, loyal, committed friends who stood by us and offered much strength and encouragement.

It’s worth the battle to find out who your true friends are.

Remember, God is for you and you are never alone. He will bring you through any and every difficulty even when those you thought were with you fall by the wayside.

Thank God for faithful friends!


Obedience Pays


And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.  Luke 5:5 KJV

No matter how self sufficient you may consider yourself to be, no matter how well you know how to do something, you are limited by your isolation from the knowledge of God.

Human beings were created to walk together with God and to yield to His wisdom, understanding and knowledge. What we can do without Him is amazing but what we can do with Him is phenomenal.

The simplicity of productive and fulfilling living is found in ready obedience to His Word.

Whatever He says, Do it.


Road To Greatness

Spiritual Maturity

The depth of a person’s spiritual maturity is revealed by his greatest desire. In John 21:15-19, we can see that a mature person desires to be a parent, and only a mature believer desires to be a spiritual parent.

What are your spiritual desires? Do you desire to care for Christ’s flock? Are you self-focused in your faith or are you other-focused.

The other-focused individual has “nailed” themselves to the Cross of Christ in order to possess the heart of Christ and grow to spiritual maturity.

The spiritually mature person is a person that is moved with compassion. Matthew 9:35-38 gives us a picture of compassion towards the crowd. Here we can look into the mirror of God’s word and see how we see the crowd. Are they a nuisance, an inconvenience, or an opportunity to show the love of God.

God wants to clarify and redirect our view of the crowd so that you and I will see and feel what He does.

You will never be great in God until God is great in you! John the Baptist said,

He must increase, and I must decrease (John 3:30).

There is simply no way that you or I can say that we are spiritual people until we are willing to die to ourselves. We will only become great in God to the degree that we become less in ourselves.

The daily challenge of every Christian is that he will somehow put to death some part of himself that has retained “life in the flesh.”

This is how an individual Christian can come to “walk in the spirit” and achieve the greatness that God in Christ has provided for him.
There is no short cut.


You Cannot Fail

God has created you to be more than a conqueror and an overcomer. In Christ you cannot fail.

You Cannot Fail

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) 

Do you realize that, as a believer, you have the Spirit of Resurrection residing in you? You have the same new life God gave Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. The old you no longer exists, you have become a new creation in Christ!

Old habits, ways of thinking, stubbornness and selfishness will stop the flow of resurrection life from reaching every area of your life. We must “work out our salvation” (Phil. 2:12). In other words, we must bring that which God has put within us out into every area of our soul and body.

Resisting God and embracing the old sin nature will separate us from the power of God that is available in Christ. Living a self-centered, disobedient and carnal life will stop up the flow of resurrection life and the power that resides within. You may say, “But I’m born-again.”  

Beloved, even born-again people can encapsulate the resurrection power of God with their own spirits by soulish, carnal attitudes and sinful actions.

Allow the new life that God has put within you to overcome sin. There is no other way. You can’t do it on your own, only spending quality time in the Word of God, prayer and walking what you learn by the power of the Holy Spirit will give you the victory.

Yes, we must allow the Holy Spirit to help us. God will never violate our will. He waits for us to want to subdue our old fleshly habits and to take the first step. Then, all of the strength of heaven becomes available to help. You are never alone. The Holy Spirit will teach you and enable you to live a new life in Christ. The name of Jesus has been give you and the unfailing love of the Father is working in you. You cannot fail!  

 

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