Category Archives: Crisis

Active Witness, I

Mark 5:18-20 “…Let me stay with you.” But Jesus would not allow it… he told the man, “Go home to your family, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been to you.” So the man… began to tell how much Jesus had done for him in the Ten Cities” (GW).

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls, it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him.” (GNT). We all need people like this. Read the rest of this entry


Ezekiel 18:31-32 “Clean house. No more rebellions, please. Get a new heart! Get a new spirit! Why would you choose to die, Israel? I take no pleasure in anyone’s death. Decree of God, the Master. “Make a clean break! Live!” (MSG)

Remember the starting point for Jacob was Genesis 28:11-15When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, Read the rest of this entry

The Walk

Isaiah 60:19-20 “No longer will you need the sun or moon to give you light, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and he will be your glory. Your sun shall never set; the moon shall not go down—for the Lord will be your everlasting light; your days of mourning all will end.” (LB)

Genesis 32:31The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.” (NIV). “The sun rose above him…”, this is so huge! God dislocated Jacob’s hip and he limped for the rest of his life. Jacob was given a reminder for the rest of his life so he will never forget Who is in charge. Read the rest of this entry

The Turnaround

Isaiah 62:2-4 “And you will be given a new name by the Lord’s own mouth. The Lord will hold you in his hand for all to see—a splendid crown in the hand of God. Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight”…”

What is your name? The original meaning of Jacob is deceiver, manipulator, supplanter, schemer, trickster, and swindler. If you are asked right now for your name, what would you say? If you were to be named by your greatest weakness, your greatest flaw what would be your name? Read the rest of this entry

Face It!

Genesis 32:22&24 “During the night Jacob… took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River… This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.” (emphasis added).

How do I walk in the blessing? The first thing you need to realize is that God is more interested in your character than in your contribution. Yes, God is more interested in who you are becoming on earth, than in what you are contributing (doing) to earth. Read the rest of this entry

Own It, II

Romans 3:23-24 “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.”

How do I pray in a crisis, thereby through a crisis? I Thank God, No Matter How I Feel. I Honour God, No Matter What I See. I Let God Speak To Me Before I Speak To Him. Number four, I Express My Desires With Emotion. I Ask For Mercy. Read the rest of this entry

Passionate Plea

Daniel 9:2-3 “I found out from studying the writings of the prophets that the Lord had said to Jeremiah, “Jerusalem will lie in ruins for 70 years.” Then, to show my sorrow… I confessed my sins and earnestly prayed to the Lord my God” (CEV)

I have told you several stories of how I saw things that totally changed my life in the scriptures. and till today they still are that powerful. So, what did Daniel read in the book of Jeremiah? This is so beautiful. Contained in Jeremiah’s ‘bestselling book’ , Jeremiah 29:10-12 This is what the Lord says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen.” (emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry


Psalm 27:8 “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

Our third lesson from Daniel about praying in and through a crisis is, I Let God Speak to Me Before I Speak to Him. And this is huge. I pray through a crisis when I let God speak to me before I speak to Him. We often pray in a hurry. Calm down because everything originates from God, everything. Read the rest of this entry

On My Knees

Psalm 95:6-7 “So come, let us worship: bow before him, on your knees before God, who made us! Oh yes, he’s our God, and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.” (MSG)

Our final thought yesterday was focused on church history and how many of the early Christians were martyred and killed for being followers of Jesus. Many of them were crucified, but history has it that a lot of them, including Peter, when they were about to be crucified begged their prosecutors, Read the rest of this entry

No Matter What!

Psalm 50:23 “But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honours me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

If you are going to pray in a crisis, you have to learn to honour God, no matter how you feel. Choose to honour God, no matter what. I want you to make that decision today that you will honour God, no matter what. There is a man in scriptures called Job. Job was a rich man; in fact, he was the richest man. Read the rest of this entry