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are you ready to make real Commitment in 2017!

When missionary Dr. David Livingstone was working in Africa, a group of friends wrote him: “We would like to send other men to you. Have you found a good road into your area yet?” Dr. Livingstone sent this message in reply: “If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don’t want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”

There’s a big difference between just being interested in doing something and actually making a commitment to doing it! Just being interested allows us the freedom do a thing only when our circumstances permit. But making a commitment to do that thing means accepting no excuses and no reservations — it means putting aside our fears and reservations moving forward till we see the end result! Dr. Livingstone was looking for results, and this required men of commitment!

Let’s make some commitments! Our Lord, our families, our jobs and our congregations are awaiting us!



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STOP WAITING FOR PERFECT CONDITIONS

“He who observes the wind will not sow.” Ecc 11:4 NKJV
Too many of us stand on the dock waiting. We want the ship in place, the gangplank perfectly positioned, the weather right, and an engraved invitation before we’re willing to launch out. It will never happen! Dreams don’t move toward us, we have to move toward them.
 
One author writes: “It’s time to quit waiting for perfection, inspiration, permission, reassurance, someone to change, the right person to come along, the kids to leave home, the new administration to take over, an absence of risk, someone to discover you, a clear set of instructions, more self-confidence, or the pain to go away. Instead of saying, ‘We’ve never done it before,’ say, ‘We have the opportunity to be first.’ Instead of saying, ‘We don’t have the resources,’ say, ‘Necessity fuels invention.’ Instead of saying, ‘There’s not enough time,’ say, ‘We’ll change how we work.’ Instead of saying, ‘We’ve already tried that,’ say, ‘We learned from experience.’ Instead of saying, ‘We don’t have the expertise,’ say, ‘Let’s network with those who do.’ Instead of saying, ‘Our vendors and customers won’t go for it,’ say, ‘Let’s show them the opportunities.’ Instead of saying, ‘We don’t have enough money,’ say, ‘Maybe there’s something we can cut.’ Instead of saying, ‘We’re understaffed,’ say, ‘We’re a lean, hungry team.’ Instead of saying, ‘It’ll never get any better,’ say, ‘We’ll try one more time.’ Instead of saying, ‘Let somebody else deal with it,’ say, ‘I’m ready to learn something new.’ Instead of saying, ‘It’s not my job,’ say, ‘I’ll be glad to take the responsibility.’ Instead of saying, ‘I can’t,’ say, ‘By God’s grace I can!’”


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Living Fearlessly

 “You are my servant; I have chosen you.” Isa 41:9 NIV

Have you ever wondered how animal trainers can control a five-ton elephant and keep it from running away? They do it by controlling the animal’s thinking. When a baby elephant is being trained, a rope is put around its leg and then tied to a wooden post secured in the ground. The elephant, which is not yet very strong, pulls at the rope but is unable to break it or to pull up the post. Eventually it gives up. From that point forward when the elephant’s leg is secured it believes it cannot get away—even though it is fully capable of escaping, and has been for a long time. It remembers its struggle. That’s one reason it’s said, “Elephants never forget.” And we are like that too. Our thinking limits us, just as an elephant’s does. Usually it’s because of fear. The truth is, fear can steal your dreams. You may be afraid of failure. You may be afraid of rejection. You may not want to make a fool of yourself. You may be afraid of trying because you believe you can’t succeed. If you give in to these thoughts and believe that you can’t achieve your dream, you’ll be right—and therefore unable to achieve your dream. Often what we fear has no connection to reality. But here’s the good news: fear can be overcome. The first step to overcoming it is to believe God when He says about you: “You are my servant; I have chosen you…do not fear, for I am with you…I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (vv. 9-10 NIV).



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If you’re not choosing to spend regular time with God, then you’re choosing to die spiritually

In many cultures, life is centered around food. Very few people in the western world would go for more than 10 or 12 hours without food or drink. Besides the fact that food is built into culture, doing so would make one very hungry.

Many people wouldn’t dare going physically hungry; yet they starve themselves spiritually. If you ate food only once a week- say for several months, you’d certainly die of starvation and malnutrition. Yet countless Christians do exactly that in their spiritual lives.

It is no wonder that Jesus called himself

the bread of life (John 6:35

). In order to grow spiritually, you must feed on spiritual food — God’s word.
Have the attitude found in

Isaiah 26:8: Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Make it your desire to know God better.
When you regularly spend time with God — praying, seeking him, and studying his word — you will thrive spiritually. Take some advice from the psalmist:

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always (Psalm 105:4

).

Make time with God a priority in your live. If you made being well fed spiritually as important as be well fed physically, your relationship with God would thrive.



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Generous giving
 
Why all the focus on the giving of gifts at Christmas? Well, I
will be the first one to say that things have gotten a bit out
of hand for sure!

However, the main thing to remember on this topic is that the
example of the Father is giving!

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and
only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have
eternal life.

The greatest gift to mankind came from the greatest Giver. The
Heavenly Father showed us what it meant to be extremely generous
by sending His Son into a world that for the most part rejected
Him then, and continues to reject Him now.

I would say the opposite of being generous is being stingy –
The Heavenly Father could hardly be accused of being stingy

when He gave His only Son to this world.


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Don’t miss your divine Moment.

Matthew 1:18-19

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
 
It’s possible to miss out on your divine Moment.
Joseph who was engaged to Mary almost missed a divine moment to be the earthly father of Jesus were it not for God’s intervention.
The bible says Joseph was planning to divorce Mary quietly when he discovered that she was pregnant. Joseph was about to make a bad decision based on what he saw. He sees a pregnant fiancée and he is thinking- I am out of this thing, he feels cheated. He did not know that the Child Mary was carrying was conceived of the Holy Spirit. The Lord spoke to Joseph right before he made a bad decision and explained to him what was happening.

How many times have we seen people walk away from great opportunities, Jobs, businesses, relationships, churches and engagements because of something they saw or heard? As Christians, we walk by faith and not by sight.
Lessons.
1. Never make a hasty decision on based solely on what you see or hear, what if you are wrong. Sight can be deceiving.
2. Let God order your steps in all that you do by spending time with Him. Let Him Instruct you like He instructed Joseph.




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