Category Archives: intimacy with God
Matt. 5:8 “When you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right, then you can see God in the outside world.” (MSG).
Your heart and your mind determine what you see through your eyes. It is not your physical eyes that determine what you see. It is your heart and your mind that determines what you see not your eyes. Read the rest of this entry
Joshua 1:8 “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Rom. 6:4b “Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the wonderful power of the Father, we can also live a new life.” (NCV, emphasis added). This new life the Bible is talking about here, does it apply to people who have been Christians for over thirty years, people that may be referred to as old Christians? Yes, it does. Read the rest of this entry
Isa.46:9 “Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. 10 Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.”
As human beings, it is natural for us to create an image of someone we have not seen but our imaginations are faulty. People have created pictures of Jesus that they carry on their bracelets. It is idolatry – and it is wrong. Some people are carrying pictures of Mary or pictures of angels that look like midgets, because they want to associate with divinity and so they can feel connected to God. As much as those things make people feel good on the temporary, it robs God of His glory. Read the rest of this entry
Col.3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” [with emphasis]
Whatever you do, including your job, work at it with all your heart as though you are working for the Lord and not for men. Even if your boss is an unbeliever or you are not paid well, you are to put in your best; it is unto God. Read the rest of this entry
Josh. 23:10 “Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as he has promised. 11 So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”
As you arise and become all that God has created you to be, take note that the enemy will deploy three major strategies to combat you. And the strategies are deception, accusation and affliction. So be alert! Read the rest of this entry
Jn.12:24 “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel (seed) of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels–a plentiful harvest of new lives”
Jn.3:30 “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” The power of God is going to be fruitful in your life. The point of contact you have brought into God’s Presence these past days will work for you. Even if you did not bring any item, l will let you in on a secret. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.119:164 “Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right” [MSG]
Yesterday we learnt that Mary often played back her experiences with God. And I shared with you one of the practical exercises that I used to do back in the day to help me focus on God’s Presence. I literally punctuated my day with thoughts of God and talking to the Holy Spirit and it changed my life totally. Refocusing on God every thirty-minutes may not be feasible for you so you can do it hourly.
There is no way you can focus so much on God, enjoy the tangible Presence of God and have high blood pressure. What I have Read the rest of this entry
Ps.27: 1 “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation. I will fear no one.” [GN, with emphasis].
Jn.12:42-43 “…many believed in Jesus. But they would not admit it for fear of the Pharisees… They were more concerned to have the approval of men than the approval of God” [Ph].
The last damaging effect of the fear of rejection that we will be looking at is: it Produces depression and unhappiness. Being more concerned about the approval of men rather than the approval of God produces depression and unhappiness.
2 Cor. 4:2 “In the full light of God’s truth we live…” [GN, with emphasis]
The second antidote to fear is Love. 1John 4:18 “Love contains no fear — indeed fully developed love expels every particle of fear, for fear always contains some of the torture of feeling guilty” [Phillips, with emphasis]. How much fear is contained in love? None! If you love the Lord, you will have no fear of spiritual things and no fear of eternity. Love does not entertain fear. Fully developed love sweeps through the life and purges fear. Peradventure there is a grain of fear lurking around, fully developed love will sweep it out. Read the rest of this entry