Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You Are Next


Psalm 50:10 - For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Suppose u have just heard of someone whose financial debts have been miraculously cleared. Or your elated friend has just told u that despite being an average student in school, he scored straight As in all his subjects.

Perhaps on Sunday, u heard a couple share about how they had become proud owners of a condominium which was the grand prize in a supermarket lucky draw, or how a once-childless couple is now expecting their miracle child.

When u see or hear of others being blessed, do u ever wonder when it will be your turn? Or do u even find yourself saying, “Oh, he got blessed with the very thing that I have been praying for. There goes my blessing.”

Now, just because man’s economy operates on the principle of shortage, it does not mean that God operates in the same manner. So the next time somebody gets blessed, tell yourself, “I won’t be disheartened. I won’t be jealous. I am the next one 2b blessed!”

Always remember that God does not have 2 bless anyone at your expense. Nor does He have 2 bless u at anyone’s expense. We don’t have 2b jealous of each other. There is a portion that God gives 2 u which no man can touch bcoz it has your name on it — “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given 2 him from heaven”. (John 3:27)

Our God is a rich God. He owns the whole universe. He has contacts and blessings u do not know of and which are reserved just 4 u! There is more than enough 4 everybody with plenty of leftovers. In fact, u will not be able 2 take it all bcoz when the blessings start coming in, they will come in a net-breaking, boat-sinking style. You will have 2 call 4 your friends in the other boats 2 come and help u! (Luke 5:1–7) That is the kind of blessings that our God gives. So get ready 4 your blessings and overflowing abundance!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

C Your Situation Thru God’s Eyes
Psalm 1:3 - He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. 

When darkness covered the face of the earth, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) When a certain man paralyzed for 38 years lay helpless at the pool of Bethesda, Jesus said, “Rise, take up your bed and walk,” and immediately, the man was healed, took up his bed and walked. (John 5:8–9)

You don’t say such words unless u C something others don’t. God does not C the way man sees. Man, however, must C the way God sees. We must C the vision of the Almighty.

The prophet Balaam saw the vision of the Almighty when the Spirit of God fell on him. As he looked down from a mountain at the camp of the Israelites, he found himself saying, “How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel! Like valleys that stretch out, like gardens by the riverside, like aloes planted by the Lord, like cedars beside the waters.” (Numbers 24:5–6)

Balaam would not have said this unless he saw Israel not in the natural, but as God saw it. At that time, the Israelites were a discontented lot, always murmuring and complaining in the wilderness. But when God looked at them, He saw them like flourishing gardens planted by the rivers — fruitful and prosperous.

Beloved, God wants u 2 C yourself the way He sees u — “like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper”. So C yourself like a tree planted by the rivers of water, bringing forth fruit in your season. See yourself as one who will not wither, whose health will not fail. See whatever u do prospering!

See the vision of the Almighty. That vision is always a good vision. Whenever u C your situation thru God’s eyes, u will find that your situation will change bcoz when u C as He sees, u allow Him 2 work as the Almighty in your life!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

God Hears Your Prayers

Romans 4:7–8 - 7“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8blessed is the man 2 whom the Lord shall not impute sin.”

Some people think that if they were more “right” with God, then He would hear their prayers. For example, they sometimes believe that if they had not quarreled with their wives or had those bad thoughts earlier in the day, then God would answer their prayers. 

God is not like that. He wants u 2 know beyond any doubt that u can always come 2 His throne of grace with boldness and have every confidence that u will receive His mercy and grace. (Hebrews 4:16) You see, bcoz of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, u are already right with God. You don’t need 2 do anything 2 make yourself more right with God. 

In fact, by faith in Jesus, u have received the righteousness of God Himself! (2 Corinthians 5:21) And no matter how many mistakes u make, u will never lose that righteousness bcoz in the first place, God gave it 2 u apart from your works. (Romans 4:5–6) In other words, God did not impute righteousness 2 u bcoz u were good, but bcoz u believed in Jesus. 

Because of what Jesus has done 4 u at the cross, all your sins — past, present and future — are forgiven. God will by no means ever remember your sins or count them against u! (Hebrews 8:12, 10:17

My friend, bcoz Jesus has been punished 4 your sins, today, God is not counting your sins against u. This means that your sins won’t stop Him from hearing and responding 2 your prayers. So u can always run into His presence knowing that u can boldly stand in and enjoy His presence and His love. 

When u know this truth, it is going 2 set u free in your relationship with God. You can talk 2 Him without fear or any sense of condemnation. You can practice His presence and trust that He always hears u. Should something happen at home or at work, u don’t always have 2 call for your church leaders — u pray and God hears u! 

Beloved, u are righteous in Christ and God hears your prayers — all bcoz of Jesus!