2017 - THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY THE ULTIMATE LIFE 2 TIMOTHY 1.1 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God's plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus. I love the Blues Brothers movie - where the boys declare they are on a mission for God. The sense of passion and purpose generated by special assignments for God - turns normal life into a crazy action filled adventure. Boring Christianity is called - RELIGION. To break the power of religion you must do the following. 1. CARRY OUT GOD'S PLAN We are called to go into our world with the good news of God's love. His plan is still for you to lead people into saving grace called, life in Christ. 2. BE ON A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT God assignments capture your heart and soul. They give you a reason to get up every morning - to read The Message of Life continually - to pray earnestly without ceasing - and to give generously without restriction. In fact you will do anything to fulfil your God assignment. 3. BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT I have a list of people I specifically pray for every day. I have specific projects and goals I am believing for - and building brick by brick. I have specific nations and cities, I pray for daily. Be specific and intentional about who and what God wants you to be involved with, and give yourself to it. 4. DON'T LET FAILURE DISCOURAGE YOU Every noble intention will be tested and challenged by those of lesser ilk. Every daring dream will be criticised and condemned by those of timid spirit. Every generous act will be countered by many reasons to withhold. Every step of faith will be challenged by the spirit of fear. Don't let any mistake become a malfunction. Don't let any opposition become a way out. Stay the path and complete your assignment. A calling without a mission - is a hoax. A mission without an assignment - is a joke. A MISSION WITH AN ASSIGNMENT - FOR THE MASTER PLANNER - IS THE ULTIMATE LIFE.
2017 - WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY PENNY PROVERBS I thought I might share some of the inspired thoughts I have had from time to time. V1. WHEN EGO RISES - WISDOM FLEES V2. WHEN WISDOM DEPARTS - A FOOL DOES NOT KNOW IT V3. MANY ARE THE WORDS SPOKEN AROUND THE COFFEE CUP OF FOOLS 4. SECRET SINS DESTROY INNER STRENGTH V5. FAITH POSSESSES - BUT WISDOM INCREASES V6. THE LOVE OF A MAN FOR A WOMAN - IS A GIFT FROM HIS CREATOR 7. THE WOMAN EVE - HAS FOUR FACES - FRIEND, LOVER, WIFE, MOTHER. THE MAN ADAM - HAS NO IDEA WHICH ONE SHE IS WEARING AT ANY GIVEN TIME. 8. TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD - IS TO POSITION YOURSELF - ABOVE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE 10. TO DREAM IS TO LIFT YOUR HEAD ABOVE THE DUST - AND BREATHE THE AIR OF IMPOSSIBILITY 11. THERE ARE FOUR KINDS OF FRIENDS FRIENDS IN THE FIELD - WORKMATES FRIENDS IN THE CROWD - SPECTATOR MATES FRIENDS IN THE BATTLE - WARRIOR MATES FRIENDS IN NEED - LIFE MATES 12. TO SEE WITH UNCLOUDED EYES - IS TO LOOK FOR THE THINGS WHOSE BUILDER AND MAKER IS GOD 13. TO CREATE A SYMPHONY YOU NEED A CONDUCTOR - TO CREATE A CACOPHONY ALL YOU NEED IS A CROWD 14. LISTEN TO LIFE WITH YOUR HEART - AND YOU WILL HEAR SOUNDS NOT HEARD WITH THE EAR 15. GOD HAS NO RIVAL - TO HIS POWER GOD HAS NO EQUAL - TO HIS PLEASURE
2017 - TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY KEEPING IT TOGETHER PSALM 40:11 Message Now God, don't hold out on me, don't hold back your passion. Your love and truth are all that keeps me together. NOBODY is exempt from the rigours of life, and the trials of faith. There will be times when it seems as though everything is being shaken and tested. It is in these times that we find out what keeps us together. People come unstuck when they allow one part of their life to take control. Perhaps it is the relationships in your world. Perhaps it your money and possessions. Perhaps it is the security of income or position. Perhaps it is your health and well being. Many are the contributing elements to our existence. But they are not what holds a human being together. So! What is the glue that binds all your parts together? The Psalmist gets it right. Your love and truth are all that keeps me together. So when you know you must get your act together - you now know what to do. It is your choice. RUN INTO GODS LOVE - AND HIDE YOURSELF IN GODS TRUTH. Keep the GOD GLUE strong in your life and you will keep all the parts working together for good. Never let one part of your life dominate and destroy your wholeness. You are complete in Him. So when one part of your life malfunctions - use your GOD GLUE to keep yourself together. Nothing can separate you from the love of God. In His love and truth - ALL THINGS work together for good. Get your act together - get stuck in God's love and truth. It is your choice! Fall apart - or - stick together.
2017 - MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY DIG DEEP LUKE 6:46 But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. THREE SIMPLE ACTIONS OF FAITH 1. HE WHO COMES TO ME All christian endeavour originates in Christ. People of faith know their source of faith. In Christ we find everything we need for life and godliness. If you don't come to Christ - you don't hear His word. 2. HE WHO HEARS MY WORDS When you come to God LISTEN. All faith comes from hearing a personal quickened word. If you DONT HEAR a word from God - you DONT HAVE faith in God. Jesus said, my words are Spirit and life. You have to hear God's word until you can see it at work in your life. 3. HE WHO DOES MY WORDS You can't do God's word - if you haven't heard it. To build a great life house means you are prepared to hear, believe and receive God's word - and then take time to dig deep foundations and convictions upon which you build everything. His word is a sure foundation. It is unshakeable and unbreakable. Too many people are far too busy sweeping and rearranging the dust of their lives - instead of digging deep and laying eternal foundations from God's word. I don't know how people get through life without a solid foundation. Hebrews 11:1 NOW FAITH is the substance of things hoped for. The word substance is the word substratum - which means the deep rock underneath the topsoil. Build your house on the rock - the substratum of faith. To do so you need to dig deep - until you hit the solid rock of the eternal unchanging word of God. NOW FAITH - IS THE SUBSTRATUM - SO DIG DEEP.