Friday, September 7, 2012

Looking For Safe, Solid And Significant Life?

Your life could be safe and delivered from the insecurity you have found yourself.  All self-help effort had led you into more problems.  The purile living you had experienced all your life could be instantly transformed into a solid, significant life that could be useful beyond your imagination and purposeful.

But there is one thing to do....:

And the solution to your problem is from the Master himself who have all the power in heaven and earth to solve all known and unknown human problems.

Here is the solution as Jesus Christ said it to his hearers many years ago.  You need to do exactly what he recommends to turn a new leaf and begin a new life....Today!

“So then, anyone who hears these words of mine and obeys them is
like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain poured down,
the rivers overflowed, and the wind blew hard against that house. But it
did not fall, because it was built on rock. 26 But anyone who hears these
words of mine and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built
his house on sand. 27 The rain poured down, the rivers overflowed, the
wind blew hard against that house, and it fell. And what a terrible fall
that was!”

Can you read between the lines there?  The solution to your problem is to begin to saturate yourself with the words and instructions of Christ Jesus and begin to put them to use starting immediately.  Your life will become safe, solid and significant.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wisdom For Resolving Conflicts In The Church

In the midst of revival and great spiritual awakening, conflicts can still arise. It happened in those days ' when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. (Acts 6:1)
It could have been as a result of ethinicity or oversight but the fact remains that conflict ensued. The Grecians and Hebrew believers were not happy that they were left out when food were served. This is to say that they had endured hunger for some moments.
They murmured not to undermine the apostles like Dathan and his colleagues did against Moses but to reveal a hidden fact.
The quick action taken by the apostles to resolve the conflict is a testimony of their Spirit filled life which believers and ministers of the gospel could emulate today. How to go about it...

Set The Priority
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. (Verse 2)
The first step of resolving conflict is to understand the problem and set your priority.  Personally getting involved in other activities beside ministering the word and prayer to the congregation may divert the attention of the minister. The apostles held the word and prayer. That's their responsibility. It should be your
priority too as a servant of God.

Sympathize With The People
'Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business' (verse 3)
Show human feeling and let the people know that you understand how they feel. Then get them involved in the solution.

Did the apostles method work? Oh, wonderfully. ' And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: (Verse 5)

So if you have similar issue of conflict in your ministry, follow these 2 Steps and your ministry will know peace again.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

3 Hidden Steps To A Peaceful Life

Peace is a golden word that is fast eluding individuals and the world.  But you can have peace for life in this troubled world.  How?
Let's find out and discover the secret of everlasting peace.
'Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth' (Psalm 46:10)

Lasting Peace In 3 Quick Steps
1. Be Still
Yes.  You need to be still no matter what you are passing through.  Daniel remained still in the lion's den.  God
sent His angels to stop the mouth of the lions and Daniel was spared.
The three Hebrew children remained still. Were they disappointed? No. God through his Son came down to be with them in the fire
and they were never hurt!
When it was time for our Lord Jesus and his disciples to cross over
in Matthew 8:24, a tempest arose in the sea but was Jesus afraid? No.  He went to sleep.  God never deserted him.  He was
still. Trouble may arise.  Tempest may rage.  You may be thrown into the fire. You may pass through the waters. Be still. You will
not be hurt.  The water will not consume you because God is with you.

2. Know That He Is God
The Lord is good.  He is a stronghold in the time of trouble.  Believe in Jesus. If you believe in Christ, you'll be saved and have abiding peace of God.
In your situation, begin to see the power of God.  When he speaks, the raging storm will calm dow. 
The Hebrew children knew this and they held on firmly to ti.  Let's read their proclamation again as writeen in Daniel
3:16 'Shadrach, Meshack and Abdenego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to
answer thee in this matter.  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning firey furnace, and he will deliver
us out of thine hand, O king!;'
Do you see that? 

3. Remember That God Will Be Exalted

God will never share his glory with anyman.
He will not open his eyes and allow satan, sin and the world to overcome you.
God, because of you will be exalted among the heathen and those mocking you.  He will show them that he rules among men.  He will never fail.
This is certain. With these revelation, step out now to live in abundant peace. Shallom!