Category Archives: Surrender
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
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
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
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
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
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
Heb.12:2 (NKJV) “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The power over the way of self and the power over the way of the world, comes from being fully persuaded, fully convinced that God has the best for you. Read the rest of this entry
Jn.12:24 “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (NRSV, with emphasis).
Abraham was a classic example of giving up life to find life. Abraham, in the place of waiting on God for a child decided to help God. As if God had forgotten how to make children. Abraham produced Ishmael and God in His mercy chose to bless Ishmael. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.32:3 [MSG] “When I kept it all inside, my bones turned to powder, my words became daylong groans. 4 the pressure never let up… 5 Then I let it all out… Suddenly the pressure was gone –my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared. 6 These things add up…”
Unfortunately, unlike David, a lot of us sometimes are unable to connect the trouble we are in with the decisions we have made. We cannot connect the mess with the source. Read the rest of this entry