All posts filed under: Leadership

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 2 My Hiding Place Psalm 32: 7 Psalm 27:5 Song extract: “ Storms of life come rushing hard oh God, in you I can hide” The word of God throughout the scripture talk about times of trouble, and Sooner or later everyone experiences those times. As we can observe in our lives, those times come often. Now more than ever our world is conditioning us to hide and loose consciousness of the trouble. We seek refuge in things that num our conscience but cannot save. Work, busy lives, friends, projects, friends, alcohol, drugs and list goes on. David declares “ The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” When we seek refuge in God, he does not just momentarily make us feel better. He is a resting place. He protect us from danger while we keep consciousness of the trouble. At some point in my own life I thought to myself, it seems like the times of trouble outweigh the time of peace and tranquility. I’ve come …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 1 When my strength is gone 2 Cor 12: 8-10 extract: “ Even in times when I had no strength, oh God I’ve seen your hand” There are may times when like Paul I was “handicapped”with a lingering situation that won’t go away no matter how hard I prayed, how many times I fasted and pleaded with God. Situations I had exhausted my creative mind over, situations that tested my resilience, my stubborn yet God given ability to bounce back. I thought, if I could just pray more, if I could add fasting, if I could adjust my schedule, if I could avoid this person, if i could get hold of my very good friends in high places, if I Could try something new, if I play all my cards and do my part, If I can persist a bit more… I always had a solution, until I came to the place I called “The end of Me”. A place where even when I use the last strength to kneel down, no word could …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet- A 7 days Devotional Written by Elvyre Bright


  Introduction You’ve Never Failed me Yet”, the song, was written as the result of reflecting back on the experiences we had with the lord in our lives and especially in ministry, and how I experienced God during those years. The theme of the faithfulness of God is one that is becoming more and more difficult to tackle. Now it’s no longer the unbelievers who ask questions that link God’s love, his goodness and care to the state of our world or the things that happen in our lives. It’s no longer the unbelievers who asks “ If God is a loving, carrying, and a good God… then WHY?… Born again Christians reach a point in their lives when they ask why God allow certain things to happen in their lives. They reach a point where even though they don’t really doubt the faithful character of God, they wonder why God apparently didn’t show to be always “faithful” in their lives. They wonder why they don’t really see What God promised, become fulfilled in their …

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 for 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 …

I know who you are: 10 days of Holy Confidence


Day #2 Lord, Maker, Savior I know that through it all You are greater Your love for me Will never fade away Those who hope in you Will never be ashamed ‘Cause I know who You are…’ “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” According to the Old Testament, your name is your identity. There is usually a meaning and purpose behind every name. This idea applies to God as well. He reveals Himself to us through His names. This Thanksgiving season, let’s do ourselves a favor and ask ourselves this fundamental question: How well do I know God? Many bible characters asked and answered that very same question. For example: Paul said, “I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.” David said, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Job said, “I know my redeemer lives, and in the end, He …

Reset: A Second Chance Prayer


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22, 23, 24 Father, for: The sins of commission The sins of omission The passion I had before The love turned cold The faith that lacked zeal The truth to which I failed to yield The credibility I lost The bridges I burned The hurt I caused The rebellion I learned I pray for a reset Clean Slate Fresh Start New Beginning Let me feel your steadfast love that never ceases Taste your mercies that never come to an end Turn them into every morning experiences Until God, the Most High becomes friend For: Your faithfulness is great! Your Lordship is what I crave Your hope is a firm grip! Note: The key passage in Lamentations is 3:19–24, where the speaker affirms that belief in God’s mercy and faithfulness is the key to a restored relationship with God. This fact is true …

The Treasures of Darkness


I hope it was the title of this post that compelled you to click. I know it sounds ridiculous. How can darkness produce any kind of treasure? My family and I went on a 9 to 10 days Norwegian Vacation Cruise to the Islands of Hawaii a few weeks ago. On board the ship, I signed up to do a workshop entitled, “Eat more to weigh less.” You can imagine how happy I was, given the fact that there are more than 4 or 5 restaurants on the ship; not counting the other 3 or 4 spaces where the most delicious food (buffet style) is served all day long. Unfortunately, my hopes came crashing down when the fitness coach told us to stay away from all the “good stuff.” You know, the foods that are really bad for you. And yes, the ones you really like. She told us to eat more of the “good stuff.” You know, your kale and broccoli sprouts. So when I first read the Oswald Chambers’ devotional, based on his book, …

A Leader’s Conviction


Almost every Sunday morning before I open the doors of our congregation, I say to myself, “These doors will always be opened, even for a thousand generation, until our Lord returns.” Every time we receive an offering, sign a check to pay our church bills, I say to myself – “God will always meet our needs as a church.” Sometimes I audibly say these words in front of the entire church, “our church has been around for more than 15o years. God has been faithful and He is not about ready to abandon us. I am completely persuaded that He who began a good work in us, will be faithful till the end. Souls will be saved New believers will be baptized They will be discipled They will grow and develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ And they will go out and multiply I am completely persuaded! I refuse to allow doubt, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety to intimidate me.” You know what? I am not backing down from those convictions. Doors are going to get closed …