Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

This John, II

1Jn.1:1 “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life.” (emphasis added).

At the end of his life, John could confidently write that Jesus is not a figment of his imagination. He knew Jesus experientially; John said, “this is the Word of life whom I have seen, I have touched and I myself have handled”. The Word can become life to you. Read the rest of this entry


James 3:9-10 Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!”

Our final thought from yesterday’s devotional is really big and worthy of repetition because it is so important that we get what James is saying to us. And it is this; exhibiting the gifts of the Holy Spirit and not manifesting the fruit of the Holy Spirit is a misnomer. Read the rest of this entry

Spirit Guided

2 Pet. 3:17-18 (MSG) “But you, friends, are well-warned. Be on guard lest you lose your footing and get swept off your feet by these lawless and loose-talking teachers. Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Saviour, Jesus Christ…”

In a counselling session, my wife and I were speaking to a couple about submission. One of the ways God has helped me in my life is, I hear what is spoken and what is not spoken. In the course of the session, Read the rest of this entry

Incorruptible Seed

Prov. 22:6 (TPT) “Dedicate your children to God and point them in the way that they should go, and the values they’ve learned from you will be with them for life.”

Take note that in this season, there is a strong emphasis on children getting involved in spiritual exercises – fasting and praying. Read the rest of this entry

Prayer Life

1 Thess. 5:17 “Never stop praying.”

The Passion Translation reads, “Make your life a prayer.” We have different seasons as a community and when you make use of those seasons you build up your muscles-your spiritual muscles. Read the rest of this entry

The Passion I

1 John 1:1 (ERV) “We want to tell you about the Word that gives life—the one who existed before the world began. This is the one we have heard and have seen with our own eyes. We saw what he did, and our hands touched him. 2 Yes, the one who is life was shown to us…”

The sheep is always limited. While God wants you to use your brain, the Holy Spirit wants to take you beyond limits. While God wants you to use your brain, Read the rest of this entry

His Name Not Yours

Dan.9:17 “O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary.”

I have found in my walk with God, that one of the strongest pleas in supplication is “for your own sake” and Daniel also deployed this. Read the rest of this entry


Dan.2:17 “…Daniel… told his friends… what had happened. 18 He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men… 19 That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision…”

Daniel had friends, people he was doing life with, people who could pray for him and with him. Do you have friends? Daniel was in a “Life group”, are you in a Life group? You are the average of the three people you spend the most time with. Read the rest of this entry

True Dominance

Eph. 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

I would advise everyone to actively put on all the weapons the Bible outlines in Eph.6:11-18, in order to combat satan’s antics. However, some of us need to pay attention to specific areas of our armor. Read the rest of this entry

Master’s Plan

Mark 14:36 “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Does life always turn out good for people that remain faithful to God? In this story of Daniel and his friends, it turned out good. Some people would say, what about the disciples of Jesus? Even though they died horrible Read the rest of this entry