Posts Tagged‘bible’

HOLD ON TIGHTLY TO THE GIVER AND LOOSEN YOUR GRIP ON THE GIFT

  The story is told of The Shunammite woman who was very kind to Elisha.  In return for her kindness Elisha asked her what he could do for her.  The Shunammite woman said she desired nothing.  But the truth is she desires nothing because she was contented with her life and I would imagine given up on her hope of having a child.  Elisha knew otherwise and despite her objection he prayed that the Shunammite woman would conceive and surely she did and gave birth to a son. At the age of 12 the boy died.   In bitter distress The…

Flattery

Proverbs 29:5-6 “A person who flatters his neighbour is spreading a net for him to step into. To an evil person sin is bait in a trap, but a righteous person runs away from it and is glad.”   ecently a lady walked up to me and started to admire the shiny bracelet I had on my hand. Then she went on to tell me that I look like someone who is fashionable and that she could get me VIP pass to attend an event with her and that I would be an ideal candidate to model brand name items that her company would…

GIVE GOD THE BROKEN PIECES

    There are no appropriate adjectives to describe how it feels to have a broken heart.  Only those who have experienced it truly understand the pain.  Hearts are broken as a result of many reasons such as the death of a loved one, betrayal, and the end of a relationship.  As far as I know there are no medicines or physical treatments that are available to heal a broken heart. No wonder the Lord makes it a priority to be close to the broken-hearted  because He knows He is the only one who can heal this type of wound . …

YIELD TO THE PROCESS

Have you ever notice that when you are hurrying you seem to make a mess of things, no wonder it is said that “haste make waste?” It may sound like a cliche’ but anything worthwhile in life takes time. When we rush we tend to miss important details. Slow down, do not manipulate the situation, thing or person. In the right time if it is meant to be things will fall into place. Yield to the process. Uldean

If you were to lose it all would you continue to serve God?

  Almost anyone can worship God in the good times. Satan said to God, Job serves you because he is prosperous, healthy and has a good family. “Would Job worship you if he got nothing out of it?” (Job 1:9) The same challenge stands today, if you were to lose it all would you continue to serve God? None of us like difficulties, often times when we are faced with adversity many of us ask God why he would allow bad things to happen to His people. But if we worship God because everything in our lives is perfect then…

Blaming God for the action of man.

t age 24 right after I completed my studies at College I met a very nice guy in church. The friendship developed quickly and soon after we were talking about getting married. I knew at the time that this would be a life long commitment and wanted to make sure I was making the right decision so I decided to sought the Lord. Like Gideon, I asked God for a physical sign. I remembered praying in my mind as I didn’t want to say it out loudly fearing the devil would manipulate the outcome (Back then,I was naive in my…

SOUL CARE

ver and over we are told that the joy of the Lord is our strength. We in the church were also led to believe that if you truly have faith then you would not feel sad. After all, you can sing and dance away your troubles. I remembered being around a particular group of church folks who were taught that they should speak things as though they were. As a result persons would actually feel sick but would say I am doing great and so forth. While I believe that the joy of the Lord truly is our strength and…