Category Archives: Surrender

Joy Restored

Nehemiah 8:10 “…Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”

We are going to start our devotion today with a survey and the question is, what would you say is the easiest thing for you to lose? For me it used to be my keys until I solved the problem by creating a house for my keys. What is the easiest for thing you to lose? Read the rest of this entry

Will You?

John 4:25-26 “The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!”

Jesus was vulnerable, you have to take off the mask, you have to take it off! I want to encourage you to read the entire John 4. It is a beautiful story. I will just go straight to where we are going but read it so you can get the context. Jesus was thirsty on the cross, but that was not the first time He was thirsty. Read the rest of this entry

Forgiveness & Salvation

Psalm 79:9 “Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honour of your name.”

Luke 23:34Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing…” These were Jesus’ first Words on the cross of Calvary, and they were the words of forgiveness. Jesus looked at what was being done to Him and said, “Father, forgive them…” Read the rest of this entry

Advantage IV

2 Cor.1:22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first instalment that guarantees everything he has promised us.”

The first thing that you need to do to develop your relationship with the Holy Spirit is, you need to hunger for Him. You need to thirst for Him. If you are not thirsty, you cannot drink the water He is pouring out. You can taste the water, but you cannot really drink the water. Read the rest of this entry

He Will

Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

If God does not help you, will you take the position of the persistent widow or will you opt for help from another? Do you have a back-up plan or is God your only option? A single lady said to God, “You know I have been a good girl all these years. Read the rest of this entry

Hand It Up

John 4:14 “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (emphasis added).

If you want your life to be bubbling and fresh, you have to drink from the Living Waters. When you drink consistently from the Living Waters, you will become an enigma to the folks around you. Read the rest of this entry

Look Inside

Matt.2:10 “When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” [with emphasis].

These men were rather wealthy and well advanced in age but as soon as they saw Jesus, they bowed and worshipped Him. The question to you as we celebrate Christmas is, what is keeping you from bowing to Jesus? Read the rest of this entry

His Sheep?

Prov.8:18 (VOICE) “Riches and honor are the benefit of following me; so are lasting wealth and justice. 19 My reward is better than gold, even the purest gold; and my profit is greater than the highest quality silver.”

 

Today, we continue with the concluding thought from yesterday’s devotional, which is, there are only three times that God does not supply. The first is when it is time to go home. Read the rest of this entry

Stay Down!

Deut.8:3 (NKJV) “So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”

Yesterday, I shared my experience of being forced down with you and the gains I am still enjoying till this day. However, right in the middle of service year, Read the rest of this entry

Whose Control?

Ex.33:15 “Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. 16 How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”

Prioritize God’s presence over God’s present, prioritize His presence over His promises because it is His presence that brings distinction and that was the crux of Moses’ argument and negotiation with God. Read the rest of this entry