Monthly Archives: February 2013
Dear Daddy in Heaven,
you are right, it is hard to have good words when I feel mad or sad.
I do need You to help me have the right words.
I want to talk like a child of yours, and i want others to know i am your beloved child by what i say.
Thank you that i can come to You all the time to get the right words and a new start when i have used my words the wrong way.
I love You…………..Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
My dear child,
I made your tongues to speak good words to others. you can ask me
to give you words that are uplifting for others to hear.
Because I have chosen you, I want you to talk differently from others.
You are my child and i want you to remember that what you say is a reflection of who you are and who i am in you.
What I ask wont always be easy, because many times when you feel hurt or angry you will want to use your words to make others feel bad.
In those times say a silent prayer before you speak and i will give you the right words.
If you do use your words the wrong way, just come to Me and ask for forgiveness, and i will always
forgive you and give you a new start.
1 peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.
Favor is something done or granted out of goodwill, it is also excessive kindness or unfair partiality; preferential treatment.
Hmmm this is fabulous.
I wanna point you to a fact that will keep you at peace forever. From one of the definitions stated above, when you’ve been set apart to be favored, it means you’ve been mandated to receive preferential treatment. So the question, who then has been mandated to receive favor? – The “Righteous” have.
Scriptures say in Psalm 5:12 -For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Let’s see what a shield is – it’s a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually used as a defense against swords, lances, arrows.
Great, so it means favor is your defense against attacks, frustrations,disappointments…
Cool, this invariably means that, the righteous shouldn’t be turned-down, shouldn’t face disappointments. Because the protection against such has been put in place – ‘being compassed with favor’
Friend, you the righteous one, awake to the consciousness that your defense against setbacks and disappointments is God’s favor and live forever free knowing that you don’t need to work to receive favor. It’s yours already.
So when you step out each day, proclaim your favor status, and always be aware of it.
You are irresistible and must enjoy preferential treatment.
This is for real!
He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and last.
He knows and perfectly understands your situation and what ever you’re going through or facing.
Let Him into that situation today cos it’s not any new to Him. He definitely has the solution you need.
Trust Him today to lead you aright, and you’ll be glad you did.
Be encouraged friend.
God loves you!
Scriptures say in 3 John 1:2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Any man that has the Holy Spirit living in him should enjoy perfect health and vitality because if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. When you received Jesus into your life, you received His life, that life is eternal, it can not be corrupted, and that life is sustained by the Holy Spirit. It is so wonderful that the vitality of the body of a man is hinged on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, living in anybody causes a positive effect on the human body, such an individual doesn’t just stay alive or get sustained by blood but by the Holy Spirit – That Spirit that brought the dead to life (Rom.8:11- But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you). Halleluyah!!!
The days of our lives are stretched out before us and every optimist believes ‘the best days are yet to come’. Any pessimist can tell you ‘expect the worst because things just never work out’.
But then, truth is: there’s more to life than being optimistic or pessimistic. I’d rather know for sure what is possible and how to produce the future that I desire. ( Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom)- that scripture simply means ‘Teach me how to live’
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Who doesn’t need some illumination? Believe it or not, we have all set sail and every one’s on his own way in the journey through this life. Whether or not one is on the right track is the question. For me, I need some light on this road I travel; actually, we all do.
“OF ALL THINE INCREASE” – The first fruit principle is a guided one, it says of all thine increase. Now this answers a question that says, if I keep on giving all I have every time as first fruit, then what will I have OR I give my first fruit offering every first month of the year and that’s it. Well from Proverbs 3:9, it says of all thine increase, meaning as long as you have any increase whatsoever, there should be a first fruit offering unto God in all the areas where you experience an increase. It’s equally good to note that the increase will definitely keep on coming.
For instance how can I get my first fruit calculations right, If you have
2000 in month 1, then that’s your first fruit.
In month 2, you now have 4000, then you increased by 2000 and that’s your first fruit for the second month.
In month 3, you now have 10000, then you increased by 6000 and that’s your first fruit for the third month. And it goes on and on like that.
As it is also wonderful to note the benefits of this principle, and it states; “So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine”. Meaning, you would have enough in your store house, and even receive new ideas on how to navigate through your business or whatever you do to increase and become more profitable.
Proverbs 3:9-10 (KJV)
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
This is really interesting, in fact it always works. Now let’s study;
“FIRST FRUIT” – this is the first of the rest. Meaning there will be others that will come, but the first is that which should be given unto God in honor of Him. For instance, it sounds rather hard for someone to give what he has as first fruit without even being sure of when next he would have, some people will say, “how will I sacrifice certainty for uncertainty”. I want you to know that the promises of God in His word are a guarantee of certainty, believe them wholeheartedly and there will be proofs to show.
Malachi 3:8-12: 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
From the reference scripture, we can conclude that there’s a category of people who can be termed as “God-robbers”.
They are those who do not pay their tithes and do not also give their offerings. There is a curse upon all those who rob God. This can hinder prosperity in business and life. Your tithe is one-tenth (1/10) of your income. If you must prosper by the word in life and business, you must be a faithful tither and give your offerings to the Lord.
Giving of your “whole tithe” and offerings would provoke God to open the windows of heaven on you. God would also rebuke the devourer for your sake.
Do you know that for your sake a government taxation policy which can adversely affect your profit in business can be stopped?
Do you know that tithing provokes social prosperity and acknowledgement?(Malachi 3:11-12). Tithing gives you relevance.
Tithe on your business profits, it is scriptural.
If you have never paid your tithe or you stopped do so, I urge you by the Spirit of God to start, do so today. You will prosper in Jesus Name. Remain Prosperous by the Word
Deut. 15: 5- 11
Looking at verse 10 of the scriptural reference today;”thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto”.
As children of God, we are better positioned to excel in any business venture we engage in as led by the Spirit of God with a firm basis from the word of God.
Our father, the Almighty God knows the end from the beginning; so also we can determine and know the future of our business by the word.
We can determine to prosper in every business we get involved in just by knowing what the word says and applying it to our unique situations.
Giving is a major channel by which you can and would prosper in business. Today’s focus is on giving to the poor. We have been given the responsibility and it is a sure way of increase and prosperity from God to us. You can provoke God’s blessings in whatever you do by having compassion on the poor and being a source of blessing to them.
So rather than shun that poor fellow on your street, give whatever you can and provoke God’s blessings upon your life and business.
Remain Prosperous by the word.