You pray but your eyes are not opened spiritually. You pray but never believe you are covered. You pray but think God is out there and He is not watching. You think God is too busy to attend to you. Your are wrong. How can you pray and still be a prey? Why should you be overwhelmed by that mountain when you are standing on Mount Zion?
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:17)
When the king of Syria sent his great army to surround the city were Elisha was dwelling. The servant of Elisha was afraid. He must have said his last prayers and waited for the worse but when his eyes were opened he saw horses and chariots surrounding them, he knew that the battle was of the Lord.
Why should you be afraid of those who gather against you? Why are you so terrified by those assassination threats? Why are you horrified by the plans of the wicked? Why are you afraid of the economic meltdown? Why are you troubled because of the doctor’s report? Why do fear to take a bold step to achieve the impossible? Why shedding tears because of that situation which you refused to share with anybody? Why are you so naive to know that YOU ARE TOO SURROUNDED TO SURRENDER.
You are surrounded by an invisible force, an army that God has sent to fight your battle. You are too scared to notice them. Don’t give a damn of the evil you see. Don’t succumb to the challenges of life. I bet you, God’s angels are on assignment to take charge over you. He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.
You are too connected to be affected. Believe me.
This morning I woke up; because God never broke up.
I didn’t give up; so He didn’t hang up.
My hands were lifted up; for His mercy didn’t dry up.
I decided to look up; and discovered He was telling me to brace up.
In everything, I give Him a thumbs up; for I am climbing up.
God dressed me up; and caused me to lighten up.
For years I have stood up; to work for Him and I am never stressed up.
In trouble He showed up; and in favour He hooks up.
With His hands He made me to grow up; and I have never been caught up.
I AM TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED.
Work-driven cultures try to force people to continually think about what company or corporation they need to work to live rather than live to work. At home, a man’s mind is often drifting off to work. He comes home tired and dozes off in front of the television. His family is neglected because he is so tired to think, pray with them, to read his bible or sing praises to God.
He doesn’t understand the mechanism of grace and wallow in abject discomfort and emptiness. Why most people don’t get energized is that they are always dependent on their might. People who are wrapped in their careers and running after the corporate world have their motivation and priorities out of place. They have taken their work so seriously that they neglect the power behind their existence.
The grace of God is not a covering, it is an enablement to overcome challenges. Grace gives you a second chance. It enables you redirect your step towards the right purpose for your life. It gives you a sense of motivation and shows you there is an Almighty that has been waiting for you to make out time to look on Him. Why God predestined His grace was for you not to lack before you get started.
Always being under job pressure doesn’t bring pleasure irrespective of the fact that it brings food on the table. Sometimes it can make you disconnect from God gradually. Make out time for God, reduce the workload and find a way to reschedule your time to absorb the things of God. Think about it.
Matthew Henry was able to explain every verse of the Scripture by inspiration. King Solomon by his wisdom drew men out of their sleep, they travelled miles to behold his wisdom. Bill Gates made himself a gate through which men saw an amazing microsoft software of all time. What about Michelangelo who poured his life into art and his works are remembered after many years? Go to history books and get the great works of men who made a difference in their generations.
Visions come as you look at other men’s achievement but they are developed as you think of what to do with them. Take a tour and see the marvellous works of men over the years. Take a look at their determination. Take a look at their qualities and you wonder if they were actually created by the same God. There is no difference between you and those people. The difference is they saw tomorrow, started working towards it today and never looked at yesterday.
Greatness is achieved when ideas are committed to work. God’s desired greatness for you can be lost if you miss the direction from above. The achievers map is not designed by those that have great ideas or visions but those who were diligent and consistent. People who were led by divine guidance are always directed to greater destinations.
Walk around your neighbourhood or travel to continents and see the wonderful inventions of mankind. The heights that men reached. You can accomplish only what you fight for. If you are merely interested in your dream, it will never come to pass. However, if you are willing and able to devote your time and energy into it then nobody or any force can stop it from succeeding. Don’t waste your time thinking or blinking, start working.
Believe you can do it. Believe you are doing it. Believe you have done it.
I cannot but wonder when Americans say ‘God bless America’. I ask myself a question, ‘Why should God bless America?’.
The level of immorality found in America alone is good enough for God to judge them. Please, I am sorry if you are an American, be it white, black American, Asian American, African American, whatever your background. I know immorality is everywhere, even in my country which I condemn also but that won’t make me to keep up a blind eye on the legality of people going half naked in New York, parading themselves, telling all who care to listen that they are expressing their pride crusade. Go to YouTube – ‘GoTopless in NYC’ and see for yourself.
The same New York that legalized incest. Does it mean New York has no better things to think than bringing all forms of evil in their legislations? Old and young brandishing their topless gestures as if it is for sale. One day they will start having sex crusade where sex will be performed live on the streets in broad daylight by sex crusaders.
Why going topless when they can go naked at once? Don’t be surprised to see the so called christians who are brainwashed joining them and they come to church service shouting alleluia. The Apostles of old condemned anything contrary to the doctrine of Christ but nowadays they tend to remain in the four walls of the church reading out the Scripture instead of holding crusades to counter evil. Some are afraid to speak against it in front of the congregation because they don’t want to loose them. What a shame !! Are there no believers in New York? Please, can anything moral come from New York? I pray for the lost souls in those areas, I pray for America. I pray salvation will come to them in Jesus name. Amen.
Americans should stop saying, ‘God bless America’ and start saying,‘God help America’.
Millions of people waste their energy planning for business, ideas, contracts and dreams. It is high time you stopped planning and start planting. When you have a vision stop bringing division into it. Go to the graves and see how many people who had vision but were cut off before they ‘arrived’. They took the whole time strategizing, taking everybody along, trying to make sure they have all the support and a benchmark before kicking off. God did not wait to create Adam before planting the garden.
Genesis 2:8, ‘The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He formed’
God had to plant the garden by the east section, why? Anything positioned in the east is already prepared for good. The rising sun comes from the east, Job was a man of the east (Job 1:3), the astrologers that came to see Jesus at the time of His birth came from the east (Matthew 2:1).
You have been positioned to take off. Stop the delay, pause the replay, excuse yourself from the relay and get into play.
Whatever you want to achieve is not a collective idea. God saw others but gave you the homework to do. Until you plant your plan it will never grow. It is only when it springs up that God will give the increase. If a stitch in time can save nine, then, the divine assignment executed on time could save millions of souls. Get on the track, don’t look back like Lot’s wife did and turned into a pillar of salt. Never believe you are a quack because God formed you without a lack. Your future is not ahead of you as people say. You are a carrier of your future. Be a creative thinker, a pitch of ideas and a solution rather than a question. Be an answer to your generation, never be a collector but a distributor of purpose. Try not to be a man of the people but a man of the moment. Let every moment count in your life. Release yourself. Start planting.
In 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul said,
‘I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.’
If you don’t plant your plan you plan to fail.
I ask myself a lot of questions, sometimes receive no answer;
In trouble and in near death experience I try to figure out;
Seen and unseen forces all over the place;
Strange things happening every where, every now and then;
I ask which man has ever unravelled God;
I breath in and breath out not knowing which way makes me live;
I sleep, in my unconsciousness I can’t determine my rising;
For every moment that passed, I can’t explain the mysteries;
Like a child I stood watching how life works like a clock;
I ask how this world and humans therein are managed;
I ask again how come everything does not go unnoticed under the heavens;
But today I ask no more; I wonder no more; I ponder no more; WHY?
I now know that the mysteries of God cannot be known in this world or the next. That is why He is God.