New wallpaper to help get rid of this grumpy feeling!
Thursday May 2, 2013 | 6:48 p.m.
Awesome; back to square one. I used to think that I was bitter towards the church; however, it’s not bitterness, rather, I think we’ve gone off on a different tangent from what God intended. It’s devastating to see 95% of the church considering other things such as, friends, family, school, and work more important than God. You invite people to church events, only to find out that they would rather do their homework, work or hang out with family and friends. Do you have any idea… that these things are only TEMPORARY, and everything heavenly is ETERNAL? How can you even set earthly things more important than heavenly things? Even in the situation with Good Fridays at church, only a pinch of the members regularly attends this event. Praise God for this small percentage of the body who are desperately seeking and hungry for Christ, but what happened to the majority? The majority who attends church regularly but lacks to attend other church events? I’m stuck here, wrestling with this question…”Are the members who actively attend Good Fridays and other church events, apart from Church, are the only ones left?” It is crazy when you ask God to break your heart for what breaks His, no doubt, He will do it. Shortly after, you are urgently moved to action. Nonetheless, through the course of time, you come to a conclusion that despite everything you have done (investing your time, encouraging and praying) for them, it is only up to them to decide if they are willing to allow God to use them for His glory. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” -Matthew 9:37 (NIV).
When God created you, He deposited in you everything that you need in order to fulfill your calling. He gave you the desire and the ability. He equipped you with gifts and talents. No dream is too big. No challenge is too great.
What happens a lot of times is that people don’t recognize what’s been placed within them because at first it seems subtle. The gift may not be evident in the beginning. It starts out in seed form. But just like planting a seed and tending to it will help it grow and develop fruit, when you tend to the seeds inside of you, they will begin to produce. How do you tend to the seeds? By reading, studying and meditating on the Word of God. By following His commands and keeping Him first place in your life.
Always remember, even if you aren’t clear about God’s direction for your life, when You put Him first place, He promises to lead and guide you. As you draw close to Him, as you gain knowledge of Him, His power gives you everything that you need!
When you put God first, when you obey His commands, you open the door for His favor—you have the advantage for success! Even if someone has wronged you and it looks like they have the upper hand, even if it looks like things are never going to change, you need to keep reminding yourself, “I have an advantage. God is in control of my destiny. He’s fighting my battles for me. He is my vindicator, and it’s just a matter of time before things change in my favor.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarries, wait for it” (Habakkuk 2:3, KJV).
God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams, and desires in your heart. Just because it has taken a long time or because you’ve tried and failed doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Don’t give up on those dreams! Don’t be complacent about pursuing what God has placed in your heart. Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it’s been, no matter how impossible things look, if you’ll stay in faith, your set time is coming.
Remember, every dream that’s in your heart, every promise that has taken root, God put it there. Not only that, but He has every intention of bringing it to pass. Hold on to that vision today. Declare by faith, “My time is coming. God is working behind the scenes on my behalf. I will fulfill my destiny!” As you continue to hold on to that vision and speak life over your dreams, it won’t be long before you see them begin to take shape. You’ll see your faith grow, you’ll see your hope strengthen, and you’ll see yourself step into the destiny God has prepared for you!
Saturday, April 27 2013 | 12:14 p.m.
We desperately need to pray over this place. So many of them have strayed away, some only attend out of obligation. You start to question, is it the programs that lack to bring them closer to God, or is it simply something else? You try all that you can through encouragements, investing your time in them and praying for them. However, it only takes you back to square one. You choke yourself up in a pool of thoughts, feeling hopeless and all you really have to do is pray, because one prayer could change everything.
Saturday, April 27 2013
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