Word of the day

DOING THE RIGHT THINGS

 “You…harvest what you plant.” Gal 6:7 CEV

George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead are those who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

A farmer can plant anything he wants; the land doesn’t care one way or the other. Suppose he plants both wheat and poisonous hemlock. The land will return poisonous hemlock as plentifully as it does wheat. Your mind is far more fertile, but the same principle applies. It doesn’t care what kind of seeds you plant; success or failure, good or evil, anxiety or peace—what you sow returns to you. The Bible says, “If you follow your selfish desires, you will harvest destruction…if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life” (v. 8 CEV).

Success lies in your daily routine. So, get to know God better through His Word and prayer. Make up your mind to be of service to somebody every day. Tackle a problem bigger than you. Encourage everyone you meet. Take the first step toward overcoming a bad habit. Do something for somebody who can’t repay you. Change your thinking from TGIF (thank goodness it’s Friday!) to TGIT (thank goodness it’s today!). Do three things that will take you outside your comfort zone. Be thankful for what you have. Ask for help when you need it. Give God the best part of your day. The Psalmist said, “This is the day the Lord 



Word of the day

SNAKE EGGS!
 
Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fullgrown, brings forth death.-James 1:15
 
Pythons can lay more eggs than any other breed of snake. In most cases, after they lay their eggs, females will typically incubate them until they hatch. Consistent temperature is critical for the python embryos to develop.
 
What do python eggs have to do with our Christian walk? Every sin begins with a thought. The greatest battle for your soul is not the war going on between angels and demons; it is the war going on between your ears. This battle starts with how you think and the “snake eggs” you allow the enemy to lay in your head. How does the python get his snake eggs in your life? He gains access through your eyes, your ears, and your mouth.
 
The things you allow yourself to watch, to hear, and to speak profoundly affect the spiritual atmosphere of your life and your home. Your life will always move in the direction of the dominant images you allow in your mind. Those images become thoughts that will eventually become actions.Don’t let that snake make a nest and hatch eggs in your mind.
 
What images are you allowing into your mind through your eyes? What do you allow yourself to hear day in and day out? What kind of words come out of your mouth?


Quote of the day

distraction



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!

 



Word of the day

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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