Monthly Archives: April 2015

DOING GOD’S WORK GOD’S WAY

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”    Ephesians 2:10

Anytime you ask, ‘what on earth am I here for’” the Bible answers,’ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  God created you for a prearranged mission.  You’re a conscript, not a volunteer.  You don’t get to decide your calling and it’s a mistake to try and duplicate somebody else’s calling.  Remember Moses?  God called him to deliver Israel from Egypt but he tries doing it his own way.  Killing an enemy to save a brother’s life, he winds up a forty year fugitive.  After living in the wilderness and learning his lesson he returns to do God’s will, God’s way.  All of us, not just ordained ministers, are called to do God’s work God’s way.

The Bible says there’s a way that seems right to a person but the end of that way is destruction (Proverbs 16:25) Just because it seems right doesn’t mean its okay.  God told Moses to speak to the rock and water would come out.  It seemed okay for Moses to strike the rock and water came out.  But God told him, ‘Because you did that, you will not enter the promise land.  Not doing God’s work God’s way can cause you your inheritance irrespective of how long you have been doing the work.  God told king Saul to wait for Samuel to offer the sacrifice on the altar.  It seemed okay to the king to offer the sacrifice himself since Samuel delayed in coming.  He offered it but God became angry with him and rejected him from being king.

Many people want to serve God their own way but man’s ways are not God’s ways.  What seem right to us is not going to count before God.  God’s work is not man’s work, where opinions and suggestions are required from the majority to determine how a work is to be carried.  God is the owner of His work and His work must be done according to the way He has directed in His Word for it to be done.  It is then that we can prosper and be rewarded.

In Acts 21:27-40, we see Paul willing to give up his own way in order to do what God had called him to do.  That is not always easy to do because we are too easily convinced that our way is the best way.  We tend to naturally assume that danger, difficulty and pain must be avoided at all cost.  However Paul shows us that God has a bigger plan than just keeping us away from danger.  Paul knew it was the will of the Lord for him to go Jerusalem, so when the people try to persuade him not to go, he refused to heed knowing that the one who called him to go there would see him through whatever difficulty he would encounter.  If we want to see God’s will done in our lives, then we must commit ourselves to doing God’s work, His way.

PRAYER POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  1. Father, I thank you for creating me for your pleasure. Help me to always do your will in Jesus name.
  2. I break the bone of every spirit of rebellion that is out to truncate my life in Jesus name.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION OF THE WEEK

  1. Make a commitment today to redeem every vow you made before God.
  2. Anoint your feet for supernatural favour today

CONFESSION FOR THE WEEK

If it’s not God’s way, no other way works.

WEEKLY SERVICE

SUNDAYS In His Presence (8:30am)
MONDAYS Choir Practice (6:00pm)
TUESDAYS Baptismal Classes (6:00 – 7:30pm)
WEDNESDAYS Word and Spirit Encounter (5:00 – 7pm)
SATURDAYS Tree of Wisdom (7:30am – 9:00am)

DOING GOD’S WORK GOD’S WAY

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”    Ephesians 2:10

Anytime you ask, ‘what on earth am I here for’” the Bible answers,’ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  God created you for a prearranged mission.  You’re a conscript, not a volunteer.  You don’t get to decide your calling and it’s a mistake to try and duplicate somebody else’s calling.  Remember Moses?  God called him to deliver Israel from Egypt but he tries doing it his own way.  Killing an enemy to save a brother’s life, he winds up a forty year fugitive.  After living in the wilderness and learning his lesson he returns to do God’s will, God’s way.  All of us, not just ordained ministers, are called to do God’s work God’s way.

The Bible says there’s a way that seems right to a person but the end of that way is destruction (Proverbs 16:25) Just because it seems right doesn’t mean its okay.  God told Moses to speak to the rock and water would come out.  It seemed okay for Moses to strike the rock and water came out.  But God told him, ‘Because you did that, you will not enter the promise land.  Not doing God’s work God’s way can cause you your inheritance irrespective of how long you have been doing the work.  God told king Saul to wait for Samuel to offer the sacrifice on the altar.  It seemed okay to the king to offer the sacrifice himself since Samuel delayed in coming.  He offered it but God became angry with him and rejected him from being king.

Many people want to serve God their own way but man’s ways are not God’s ways.  What seem right to us is not going to count before God.  God’s work is not man’s work, where opinions and suggestions are required from the majority to determine how a work is to be carried.  God is the owner of His work and His work must be done according to the way He has directed in His Word for it to be done.  It is then that we can prosper and be rewarded.

In Acts 21:27-40, we see Paul willing to give up his own way in order to do what God had called him to do.  That is not always easy to do because we are too easily convinced that our way is the best way.  We tend to naturally assume that danger, difficulty and pain must be avoided at all cost.  However Paul shows us that God has a bigger plan than just keeping us away from danger.  Paul knew it was the will of the Lord for him to go Jerusalem, so when the people try to persuade him not to go, he refused to heed knowing that the one who called him to go there would see him through whatever difficulty he would encounter.  If we want to see God’s will done in our lives, then we must commit ourselves to doing God’s work, His way.

PRAYER POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  1. Father, I thank you for creating me for your pleasure. Help me to always do your will in Jesus name.
  2. I break the bone of every spirit of rebellion that is out to truncate my life in Jesus name.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION OF THE WEEK

  1. Make a commitment today to redeem every vow you made before God.
  2. Anoint your feet for supernatural favour today

CONFESSION FOR THE WEEK

If it’s not God’s way, no other way works.

WEEKLY SERVICE

SUNDAYS In His Presence (8:30am)
MONDAYS Choir Practice (6:00pm)
TUESDAYS Baptismal Classes (6:00 – 7:30pm)
WEDNESDAYS Word and Spirit Encounter (5:00 – 7pm)
SATURDAYS Tree of Wisdom (7:30am – 9:00am)

DO NOT GIVE UP

“The soul of the sluggard desireth and haths nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Proverbs. 13:14

There is no such things as failure unless and until we accept it as such, give up and call it quits. This is what happens to the majority when the going becomes tough. Not so to the strong willed for they know that failure is but temporary; a time to gather up until the desired success is achieved is what separates boys from man. Whoever must get to the top must be ready to climb up. Climbing is not an easy task but it does not mean it is impossible. Mount Everest is reputed to be the highest mountain in the world, yet men have climbed it. Also, river Mississippi is the longest river, men traced it to is source. That means that no assignment is too tough for the one who is ready and determined to succeed.

There is no failure for a man whose spirit is unconquerable. As long as there is life, there remains the opportunity to succeed in it. The larger our losses, the larger we must develop our manhood to soar above them. One major ingredient you need in developing yourself is idea; that is creative thinking. There are three major sources of ideas; from God through inspiration; from the mind as you think thoughtfully and from others as you read or listen to them. You must never run out of ideas in whatever you do because ideas rule the world. The man that gives up easily is not likely to amount to much, even if he had everything. Quitters never win. Do not ever give up on your mission no matter the challenges. If a road is blocked, try another route. If a person disappoints, someone else will be useful, so go on; do it again and again until it is done. Receive God’s grace to succeed in your endeavors in Jesus Name.