December 2020 5th week

Friday Jan 1

In 2021 Learn to spend more time with the Lord.

God in his immense greatness made man in his image and likeness conferring on him and this allows man to have intelligence, repair and discernment, David even said in the psalm “That”  is the man, for you to remember him?  And the Son of man, that you take heed to him? You made him a little lower than God, and you crowned him with glory and with glory.  ”

The problem with that is that man may think that he can do everything on his own and no longer depend on God. In the principle of creation it is said that the thing created to function well must always attach itself to its source.  fish to live needs to remain in the same water. Man to live needs to remain attached to God. the Bible tells us in Joshua 1: 8 “May this book of the law not depart from your  mouth;  meditate on it day and night, to act faithfully according to all that is written in it;  for it is then that you will be successful in your endeavors, it is then that you will be successful.  My encouragement for this year is that you remain committed to God, to his presence so that you may prosper in every way in your life.

Thursday December 31

“Therefore, having this ministry, according to the mercy bestowed on us, we do not lose heart.  »2 Corinthians 4.1

Have you ever been discouraged?  Despondency threatens everyone, Christian or not.  Trials can be found in many areas of your life.  Health, financial, family or sentimental problem.

* How can you regain courage when everything is overwhelming you?

* Is it possible to get out of this?

* Did God provide “assistance for a person in danger”?

Yes, the Lord has provided precious help to help you in your difficulties!

Paul found himself in a situation of extreme discouragement: “(…) we have been excessively overwhelmed, beyond our strength, so that we despaired of even keeping life.”  (2 Corinthians 1.8) No one escapes overwhelming!

However, in the midst of his affliction, the apostle will find help so as not to lose heart in the storm.  This invaluable support is the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  (2 Corinthians 3.8)

This is why, having this comforter, let us not lose heart!  “We are in a hurry anyway, but not reduced to extremes; within the limit, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; downcast, but not lost.”  (2 Corinthians 4: 8-9)

What challenges are you going through today, realize that you have received the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  He is literally standing by your side to encourage, console, and defend you.

Just like Paul, realize that this power is within you.  Yes, you are just an earthen vessel.  Very fragile, of course!  But the Spirit of God dwells in you!  Therefore, walk by faith and not by sight.  (2 Corinthians 5.7)

Wednesday December 30

There are times in life that we miss chances, or opportunities and that can lead to depression, we can say it is all over, for some it can be a missed blunder, a failed exam, a relationship gone badly.  and we end up moping. But the bible tells us that everything works for the good of those who love God, which means that when we miss an opportunity, let’s stop crying and lamenting and just give thanks because better days are coming. Joseph who had yet seen God speaking to him in his dream telling him that he was going to reign over his brothers found himself in Egypt as a slave and then in prison. I believe that Joseph could say to himself “oh God, why did you abandon me?  “. But history shows us that Joseph even after being taken prisoner by Potiphar will eventually become prime minister in Egypt. His story shows us how Faithful God is and that any help for the good of those who love him.  encourage yourself by asking yourself to remain faithful to God, to praise him and to continue to do good around you, do not let yourself be overwhelmed by what strikes you but remember that everything works for the good of those who love  God.

Tuesday  December 29

We all go through times that are more difficult than others,times when we are not making much progress.We try our best but not see much results and in those times we usually tend to lose our enthusiasm and give up.Jesus said « my yoke is easy and my burden is light ».When you get into the yoke of Jesus things become easier and there is a supernatural grace upon up.The Key is the yoke of Jesus;when you go into is yoke you’ll no longer feel discouraged or despondent.You will bask in faith,hope and expectations.God will show up and make your crooked places straight.I encourage you today to go and be into the yoke of Jesus and start letting go everything else.

God bless you

Monday December 28

Becoming a servant leader

The natural mankind has certain tendency to always be self centered.The problem with that is the fact that God has created the world in a way that every body holds a blessing and it is for us to help others to be in possession of theirs.The Bible teaches us to think and live for God and for others and because of that we  should develop an habit of trying to help people to become the best they can and achieve their purposes.Our role model Jesus Christ said about himself that « For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. » Mark 10:47.Jesus the word made flesh and creator of all things made it clear by his life to be the servant of all men by giving his life for others.He also washed his disciples feet to show his willingness to serve.We should develop the habit of helping people to grow and maximize their potential.Zig zigglar said once that « you can get everything you want in life if you help enough people to get what they want ».Let us become servant leaders and help our neighbors to grow and god will surely reward us.