Monthly Archives: Jan 2015
This was the first bread I baked last year after we bought the machine. I saw the machine in one of my friend’s house and my wife and I were interested in buying one and we asked my friend where he bought it and he told us and we started looking for it. We saw one second handed one but the price was almost the same as new one and the new ones we saw was down expensive.
We were a little bit worried about it because we calculated the amount we were spending on bread every month and we compared it to the cost of buying the machine and the things we need to buy to bake the bread and it was of great advantage.
We now decided to say, God, when You feel it is convenient for us, please, provide it for us. When we did not even…
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Another area that can cause obstacle to our prayer is when we are not committed to the things of God. When you are committed to God, He will be committed to you. When you are committed to God, your cry will become His cry, your tears will become His tears, your needs will become His needs, your well being will become His own. Commitment is the backbone of success. The blood of Jesus Christ don’t work without commitment. Commitment will bring trust.
Commitment is dedicating yourself to something, a person or a cause. Forgoing what you love for the sake of other. Commitment start from the heart and later it is followed by action. It is Commitment that will make you to forsake your interest and what you love for the sake of others. Commitment has to be with force from your inner mind and not from anyone else.
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it – Mark 8 : 34 – 35.
Jesus Christ said ”whoever desires to come after Him should deny himself”. Commitment is a choice. He did not say that the pastor, the teacher, the prophet nor the church leader has to force you but rather if YOU desire to follow Him. When you expect the church leader or the pastor to tell you to take your responsibilities instead of you taking it without anyone telling you to take it, is because you are not committed. God does not want 99.99% of our commitment but rather 100%.
A father cannot take the cross of his child no matter how much he care for the child neither a husband nor the wife can take the cross of his or her spouse despite the love that co-exist between them. Taking of the cross must be personal.
Objective brings commitment. Most times, we feel that we are commitment to God but in reality, we are not. When your purpose and objective of going to church is to make heaven, you will be more committed to the things of God. You have a calling and your calling might not be in the pulpit it does not mean that if your calling is not in the pulpit that you cannot make heaven. Use your calling to glorify God anywhere you are and in any opportunity that comes your way.
Before you know God, you might not have the same wisdom that you now have since you accepted Christ as your Lord and personal savior. When you now know Him even if you are not use to being committed to something before, but He now expect you to be committed to His work and His people.
The bible says, And no one puts new wine into old wineskins or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins – Mark 2 : 22.
Since you now know Him, you are now a new creature because old things are passed away. Commitment will make you to do those things that you are not used to. It will make you to abandon those things that you like most.
– Commitment made Abram to leave his father’s house as God instructed him when he was 75 years old – Genesis 12 : 1-4
– Commitment made Abram to nearly sacrifice Isaac as God instructed him – Genesis 22 : 1-7
– Commitment will make you to separate from your old ways, from your friends and even from your relatives.
– Commitment made Abram to separate himself from Lot – Genesis 13 : 14.
Commitment brings security. Abram lied to Abimelech that Sarah his wife was his sister when they entered into Gerar and God came to Abimelech in the night and warned him that Sarah was another man’s wife – Genesis 20 : 1-8.
– Commitment make you to pray even when you are not in the mood to pray – 1 Thessalonians 5 : 17 – Pray without ceasing.
– Commitment will make you to fast even when your body said you cannot do it and the impossible will become possible
– Commitment made Esther and her fellow Jews to fasted for three days and the king’s law was changed – Esther 5 : 1 – end.
– Commitment will make you to ask from Him a great blessing. Elisha asked of Elijah double portion of his anointing. Elisha refused to wait for Elijah in Bethel, in Jericho and in Jordan. Because of his commitment to receive and he received that which he desired – 2 Kings 2 : 1 – 11.
PRAYER : Heavenly Father, I praise You for the opportunity You gave me to know You. I want to be committed to You O Lord. Help me to overcome every obstacle that will make me not to be committed to You in the name of Jesus Christ.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another and so much the more as you see the Day approaching – Hebrews 10 : 23 – 25.
Our persistence in the house of God do not have a limited time on earth so long as we leave here. Many people always say that they have been going to church for more than fifty years (50 years) and where are they now, no more going to church because they feel that they have known all they are suppose to know about God. People decide not to go to church anymore because their faith has started to wave.
I think the bible did not say or stipulate a fixed time which we have to stop going to church. When a person is advance in age, he might not have the strength or capability which is very clear. Some people will say that they are attending their church in their homes. The bible is very clear about this and when anyone stop going to the assembly of the brethren in the name of Jesus Christ, such a person is no more persistent. The person will no more be exhorted neither will he exhort anybody as the bible instructed us.
There is a woman in our church who is about 90 years old (Ninety years) and at times she is even more frequent in church more than some young people. Her presence encourage people because the word of God cannot lie.
Persistent includes our service in the house of God without counting how many years you have been in the service of God. We should stop placing obstacle to our own blessing. We should keep on trusting Him.
PRAYER : Father, I thank You for the grace to know You. Thank You for making it possible for me to know my brethren in faith. Give me the patient to remain in Your House and in the assembly of my brethren no matter what anyone will do to me in the name of Jesus Christ.