Word of the day

OPERATION DISTRACTION
 
 
Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.-Proverbs 4:27 NIV
 
There’s no one better at it than the devil. He’ll parade the most impressive material things in front of us to distract us from the ultimate mission God has for our lives. I believe there are three ways that the devil tries to distract us: Emotional distractions — An emotional distraction is something that gets you all worked up, but it really doesn’t have anything to do with that which is eternal. Anything in your life that is pulling you away from intimacy with Jesus is a distraction from the enemy. Opportunity distractions — Not all opportunities are of God. Too many times the devil dangles a golden carrot in front of us; he paints a beautiful portrait of prosperity somewhere else, and we forget about what God is doing right where we are. People distractions — Do not allow the wrong people to distract you from what God has told you and called you to do. Even the right people can cause distractions and steal your attention: interruptions, crises, disagreements, phone calls, e-mails, text messages, Twitter, Facebook.
 
What distractions are in your life today? 


Word of the day

When Fishermen Don’t Fish Matthew 4:18-20
 
 
Marking the beginning of a lifetime of service and followship Jesus said to Simon Peter and Andrew, 

“Come, follow me and I will make you Fishers of Men.” Jesus is the Ultimate fisherman! His Whole life is devoted to fishing. Luke 19:10 – “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” We must understand that the entire Purpose for which Christ came to earth-to seek and to save! Not comfort, happiness, contentment, wealth, or power. To Sum Up Jesus’ purpose for existing on Earth it was “to seek and to save” 

 

When Fishermen Don’t Fish, They: 1. Fight (Matt 20:20-24) mother of 2 disciples asks for seating order in heaven

Describe-Old fashioned power struggle! Disciples not concerned with Fishing for men or winning the Lost! Disciples concerned with power, control, territory, and prestige.

Do you want to know whether a church is fishing and following Christ? Look at how much fighting is going on (Barometer to Church). If fussing and fighting, bickering, hard feelings, hurt feelings are the norm then the church has lost its focus! 

 

When Fishermen Don’t Fish, they not only Fight, they Flee 2. Flee (Matt 26:69-75) Peters Denial of Jesus at trial

Peter ran when times got Hard or there was Persecution! (Things didn’t go like he planned, Lost sight of purpose and ran!) 

To often the Church does the same!

When we lose sight of our call to fish for men we Flee from every little problem! Little things make us cut and run! We can’t stand adversity because we’ve lost sight of our purpose. 

 

 

When fishermen don’t fish, not only do they Fight and Flee, but they: 3. Forget (John 21:1-3) The disciples went fishing and forgot Jesus words

After all Jesus had taught Peter! After all the miracles he’d seen He forgot everything and said, 

“I’m going out to fish” 

The Fisher of Men had once again become just a fisherman! When Fishermen don’t fish, they forget the things of God! Their wants become more important than God’s will! Their desires become paramount to God’s decrees!

 



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A MOMENT OF GREAT OPPORTUNITY   
 
” you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity” Philippians 4:10
 
Isn’t is interesting that we can know when it’s going to rain by just observing
the clouds but cannot discern the “spiritual climate” around us to know the
direction God is moving? Recognizing and taking advantage of the direction the
Spirit of God is steering us is critical to anyone who wants to achieve
anything in this season.
 
Another area where Christians can tap into the new move of the Spirit is when
we give others the space and time (opportunity) to bless us with their
presence, their wise counsel and their substance. This is how edification and
impartation comes (for you and for them). In more ways than one, God will move
to bless you by using another person. We know how to practice the presence of
God, but have we learnt to practice the presence of people?
 
This is a season of new opportunities; Opportunities in business, career
advancement, church growth, relationships and marriage. Have you recognized
your spirit-availed opportunity today or are you caught up in a deep spiritual
slumber? Which new areas is the Holy Spirit steering you this season? Are you
resisting?
 
 
Success or failure will depend on our ability to tune in to the
God-frequency of this season and receive a new broadcast of opportunities to
bless and be blessed.


Quote of the day

 
God is Working it out 
 
God is working


Word of the day

God is at work
 
Every person has a destiny in God. God has a great plan for each person in the world. The problem is that we often get out of God’s plan. We see things and formulate plans that we think would be wonderful, but God has something far more special for us than we could ever imagine. A study at the life of Joseph illustrates this truth. Joseph’s life demonstrates the reality of Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

            It is always important for Christians to know that God is at work behind the daily circumstances of our lives. He is using them to keep molding us into a greater image – that of Himself. The life of Joseph can provide a lot of principles on how we ought to respond to God’s process of molding:



Word of the day

About guarding your tongue…

Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Everyone uses words to communicate. Some of us love to use words, but what words are we going to use? Every day we can use words to give others life. We can use words to give others hope. We can use words to give others joy. We can use words to tell others how much we love them. We can use words to tell others we accept them and we forgive them. Our world is filled with words of death, hatred, ego, greed, and lust. We must use Christ’s words of light to counter the words of darkness filling up our world.

The words we send out come back to us. The words we send out can store up treasures for us in heaven or dig our grave so deep down our grave descends into the pits of Satan’s hell. What we send out in words has consequences for others and for ourselves…eternal consequences for others and for ourselves. What kind of words will you send out today and in the days to come?



Scripture of the day

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

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Word of the Day

“Lone Ranger Christians”

One of the greatest deceptions of the enemy in this day is the
belief that the local church is not needed for the disciple of Christ
to grow, while that same Christian becomes captive to a plethora of
voices and opinions via social networking connections, television,
radio, internet, etc. etc.

One can easily see how the enemy enjoys this ploy and how effective
it is in this last day, especially in light of a scripture in the Word;
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV) 24 And let us consider one another in order to
stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of
ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another,

and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.


Word of the day

Defeat guilt and shame
 
Far too many believers are feeling dirty, worthless and ashamed of themselves. As a result, they feel unclean and therefore unworthy to approach God and have the living and intimate relationship that He wants to have with them! Shame prevents us from intimacy with God because it makes us feel unworthy and distant from Him.
 
How do we defeat or overcome guilt and shame?
You need to stop thinking about your past failures-something that no longer exists! If your sins are in the depths of the sea, then why are you still thinking about them?
 
You need to stop focusing on the problem (which has been dealt with), and begin to praise God for the solution to the problem, and think about how you have been washed clean from those failures! Instead of meditating on a lie, begin to meditate on the truth in God’s Word concerning your past failures
 

Here are some great verses to get you started:

Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.”

Psalms 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Titus 2:14, “Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from EVERY lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (NASB)



Word of the day

Stop Condemning Yourself !

There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” Ro 8:1 NLT

God says, “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isa 43:25).
When God says He forgets your sin and you insist on remembering it, it’s like saying your standards are higher than His. That’s akin to idolatry! The Bible says, “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Eph 4:32). In the Old Testament when someone sinned they brought a lamb to the priest and he would shed its blood on the altar as payment for their sin. Once that was done the record was expunged and the issue was settled. You say, “But I don’t feel forgiven.” Forgiveness comes by faith, not feelings. As long as you live by feelings Satan has a weapon he can use against you at every turn. You say, “But what I did was so wrong.” As long as you have not committed the unpardonable sin, whatever you have done is—pardonable. You say, “But Satan keeps bringing it up.” That’s because he is called the “accuser” (Rev 12:10). But notice how you overcome Satan the accuser: “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” (v. 11).
 
Next time Satan accuses you, say, “I’m glad you brought that up.” Then tell him what the blood of Jesus has accomplished on your behalf. If you do that he will flee. Learn from your failure, grow stronger through it, use it to bless others, move on with your life and stop condemning yourself!



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