BIBLICAL INSPIRATION

Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbour for his good for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. Rom 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

Thursday, 30 April 2015

My witness shall not be destroyed

Hi Christoggers!
... of God through you!

Now a great crowd of the Jews heard that He was at Bethany, and they came there, not only because of Jesus but that they also might see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away [were withdrawing from and leaving the Judeans] and believing in and adhering to Jesus. (John 12: 9-11 AMP)

It is surely a great thing to be restored by God but I believe, even greater, to be the channel through which God restores. That was the case in the scripture above. Jesus had raised Lazarus back to life, although he had been dead and buried for four days. Jesus was the channel through which God performed this miracle. The chief priests did not only want to kill Jesus because his fame was paralysing their religious system but they also also wanted Lazarus dead! Why?

Lazarus was proof of how powerful God is. He was a living, walking witness that could simply not be wiped away from memory. Just like in a court of law where evidence is required to support any proposal, Lazarus was doing the same for Jesus; he was the evidence presented to the world. No wonder he was on the death list! This is the same problem the devil has with you and I! After trying so hard to destroy us and failed, he tries to attack our witness! What is it God is doing through you that the devil is trying to stop? Who or what is witnessing to the power of God that is working in and through you, that the devil is trying to kill?

Even when people don’t think much of you, the result of God working through you continues to witness to his power. It is the evidence that is not silent, hence the attack! Pray for your witness: pray for the hand of God to be upon it / them! MY WITNESS SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED! Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!

Yorz-in-Christ,

Funmi ‘Lahyorz’ Akinmade

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A RE-POST FROM 2013: Dear Father...

Hi Christoggers!
 ...thank you Father!

I went shopping today and because the weather was so nice, my state of mind was different =)). I was calm and cool as I soaked in the atmosphere and felt good about myself. Everything seemed to be much brighter and full of life and it got me thinking:  What is it about God that has made my life better

Sometimes, I am too busy asking, pleading etc., that I forget how far I have come or rather, how far God has brought me. Yes, I do say “Thank-you" but I wondered what it would be like to write God a letter - just as if I were talking with him. So, this week, I would like to share my letter with you:

Dear Father,
             
I just thought it would be nice to write to you, even though I talk to you everyday! I appreciate you for all you are, Father. It has taken me a long time to even begin to understand you, much less than I needed to understand myself! I know you have had to put up with so much and I thank you for not giving up on me.

I have come to realise that the value of life depends on whom one shares the journey with. I am indebted to you for committing yourself to accompany me on my life's journey. I thank you for being the patient listener to all my complaints, the unseen eyes that watch over me, the unheard voice silencing my storms, the peace within that destroys my fears, the impenetrable wall that shields my life, the song of joy always on my lips, the mighty Word building my faith, the Spirit in me directing my paths, the Blood that speaks of unending mercy and the God of love, I can't stop loving.

My heartfelt gratitude, though of little worth, together with my life, are both now yours. Love loving you, Father. Many thanks for being the best!

With much love
XXX
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Why don't you try writing your own letter to your heavenly Father?
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Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!

Yorz-in-Christ,

Funmi ‘Lahyorz’ Akinmade


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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

TEATIME TALK: Will you believe?


Hi Christoggers!
 
If God can do this...
As you probably know, every few weeks, I write under the topic ‘Reflections’, where I summarise what I have learnt in my christian walk so far. Apart from the usual posts, I have shared some things I just had on my heart, as if we were sitting together, having a cup of tea. I seem to be having more of these thoughts recently so, I thought it would be nice to invite you over sometimes, to have a ‘TEATIME TALK’ with me! So, here’s to our first TEATIME TALK! By the way, how do you take your tea?

LIFE has been quite hectic recently and I could honestly do with another Sabbath day of rest! I seem to be on the go physically and when I finally do to take a break, my brain is still hard at work! I believe that God never gives us more than we can bear but it would be so easy to use this as an excuse to stop doing some things which I very well know I should be doing!

Among other things, I love to watch christian films; I believe they are just another form in which sermons are delivered. Have you ever watched a film and thought that it was speaking directly to your situation? It so happens, I believe, that God uses ALL these films to minister to me! I watched a film which described the typical christian in a bad phase: never having enough, struggling in life and comparing himself to every other person! The difference about this film was the explanation given to justify the christian’s situation. It was nothing new really but somehow, it got my attention.

We are like buildings differing in size and use and thus requiring different types of foundation. Our Foundation is Christ but the way he presents / will present us to our world, is what determines the type, depth and size of the foundation of our building. If you look at those around you, (like I have been doing recently!), you may want to ask the question, “What about me Lord?” The answer: What you are going through is not about you! You are being prepared for those you have been ‘sent’ to and what you have been called to do.

A word for thought: The only decision YOU alone will have to make is this: Will you believe God to the point of holding on to him – no matter how grim the situation may look?

Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!

Yorz-in-Christ,

Funmi ‘Lahyorz’ Akinmade

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