Year: 2017

7 Joy Boosters 


Too often we run around looking for joy in all the wrong places. We dig up wells that end up being “broken cisterns.” Remember, “we have no good apart from Him.” The sorrows of those who run after idols, pleasure and other gods will multiply.  If there’s a lot of drama in your world, it’s going to drain out all your joy. Sometimes you have to stay away from all those divas, drama queens and kings in order to keep your sanity.  Joy is a choice. So make that choice today. Don’t let the devil steal it. Don’t let those circumstances take your eyes of Jesus. Choose to react differently. Choose to praise instead of pout. Choose to stay positive. If you keep your mind on the Word, He will keep your heart full of joy. Meditate day and night upon His Word. Let the Word of Christ dwell within you richly, and you will experience the fullness of His joy.  I love the word “GAZE.” It means to look steadily and intently. No wonder …

Evangelism & Joy


Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. Psalm 51:12, 13 There is an undeniable link between sharing our faith and the level of our joy. We often focus on joy as a motivator of sharing our faith and long to see it expressed upon the conversion of a person. But how much impact does joy have in the process of sharing our faith? Can people feel it? Can they feel what we have? Does anyone recognize it? If I made muffins and believe my muffins are not only the very best muffins you will ever eat, but the only muffins with ingredients to make you thin, but I exhibit zero excitement about my muffins and I’m not a pound close to being thin; would it matter to anyone how good I think my muffins are? In the same way, if I believe Jesus Christ offers the very best life you could ever have in …

Monday Night Meditation


7 Types & Figures of Christ that will blow your mind. The life and works of Jesus is beautiful, fascinating and captivating. It has been for thousands of years the subject of wonder and amazement. Concerning Jesus” life and works, Apostle John said, “If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” Take some time tonight to meditate on HIM through these scriptures- I assure you, it will blow your mind.  Ark of the Covenant Exodus 25:16; Psalms 40:8; Isaiah 42:6 Eliakim Isaiah 22:20-22 ; Revelation 3:7 Lepers offering Leviticus 14:4-7; Romans 4:25 Morning and evening sacrifices Exodus 29:38-41; John 1:29 John 1:36 Rock of Horeb Exodus 17:6 ; 1 Corinthians 10:4 Vail of the tabernacle and temple Exodus 40:21 ; 2 Chronicles 3:14 ; Hebrews 10:20 Tabernacle Exodus 40:2 Exodus 40:34 ; Hebrews 9:11 ; Colossians 2:9

A Prayer for the Refugee


For the lonely and forgotten, for the weary and distressed, For the refugee and orphan, and for all who are oppressed, For the stranger who is pleading while insulted and despised, Will You rise? Will You rise? Rise up! Rise up! The earth will fear the Lord when You avenge the poor. May Your kingdom come . . . O rise up!

How to Develop a Proper view of self


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have an improper view of yourself? Self-esteem Issues? Do you think too lowly or too highly of yourself? Do you measure your worth through the eyes of others? Are you doing life based on what you did in your last? Is your life hijacked and controlled by guilt shame and condemnation? Is there any kind of stinking thinking that have you bound? If yes, You are having an identity crisis. You are failing to see yourself and live your life the way God sees you and wants you to live. The enemy longs to: distract, distort and derail us by weighing us down with lies. These lies are meant to stop us from seen who we really are in Christ – loved, forgiven, redeemed and restored. That’s why today I would like to remind us about the stuff we’re truly made of. I would like to point us to this treasure …

My 10 Core Declarations for 2017


Who are you listening to? What are you reading? Or, might I ask – what are you watching? Whoever or whatever has your attention is shaping your life and your destiny.  You say, “brother, I am not listening to anyone but myself.” Well, what are you telling yourself? If we are ever going to live to our full potential and experience the fullness of life, we must allow the truth of God’s word to shape and direct our lives. If we are going to shame the naysayers and haters; live out the gospel in a hostile world, and win the war on negativity and pessimism, we must regularly remind ourselves by speaking the word of our confession. This must include an overwhelming exposure of our entire lives to the Word of God. We must study, Meditate, confess and commit to radical obedience. It is also important that we develop core values and principles from the heart of God that we can use to remind ourselves regularly. Here is my 10: I am known.  Even if …

The Steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases


Some of you might remember this old song. We used to sing it back in the day. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His faithfulness will not come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning – Great is thy faithfulness, oh Lord – Great is thy faithfulness.” It paints a very accurate picture of who God is. A faithful, covenant keeping God. This is what I want to talk to you briefly on this Morning. What is the message from the Lord in John 1:16? Let’s read it first and then unpack it. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16 Grace in this verse is a description of God’s unmerited favor. His unmerited favor brings salvation, healing, joy, hope and deliverance. We don’t work for it and we don’t have control of who gets it. Both words – Grace and truth bring to mind two Hebrew words: 1. Steadfast love (hesed)   2. Faithfulness (’emet)”  These two words are from the Old Testament passage of Exodus 34:6. Where …

When Heaven invades Earth


A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. Apostle John Here are 10 Bible verses about heaven invading earth: Your kingdoms come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Luke 11:20 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5 When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on …