Inspiration

Everlasting

#everlasting
“Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31‬:‭3‬ NLT)
God reaches toward his people with kindness motivated by deep and everlasting love. He is eager to do the best for them if they will only let him. After many words of warning about sin, this reminder of God’s magnificent love is a breath of fresh air. Rather than thinking of God with dread, look carefully and see him lovingly drawing us toward himself. (Tyndal Study Bible)
This is what unbelievers don’t understand – God loves us. Here is an open invitation to accept His love at any time. That invitation is not only for the Israelites but to all people in the world.
There are many times when God tries to draw us closer to Him, and we should all listen to His call. People encounter God’s love, what we do with it is up to us.
We have opportunities daily to accept God’s invitation. If you do accept, you will realise that all things are possible with God. He is eager to do the best for each of us.
Don’t wait for your darkest hour, do it now. Rely on God – He makes it easy.
“Lord, I pray all people accept Your invitation. May I help to reach as many as possible. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Inspiration

Teaching

#teaching
“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭16‬:‭11‬ NLT)
Peter quoted from Psalm 16:8-11—a psalm written by David. He explained that David was not writing about himself because David died and was buried (2:29). Instead, he was writing as a prophet (2:30) who spoke of the Messiah who would be resurrected. The emphasis here is that Jesus body was not left to rot in the grave but was, in fact, resurrected and glorified. (Tyndal Study Bible)
If you have time, read the whole Psalm. It’s amazing. Summarised so well in the last verse.
David says that God will show him the way of life. And off course He will show us, granting us the joy of His presence and guidance.  The whole psalm speaks of God and how He looks out for us. We can rely on Him all the time.
The promise of heaven and eternal life – God won’t ever leave or forsake us. How long is eternal? The answer is forever. How grateful we should be.
If we believe, He won’t leave us to rot in hell. We will rise to Heaven.
Can you imagine?
“Lord, I pray thanks for You being there for me. Eternally. Amen”

Inspiration

God promised

#Godpromised
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭19‬:‭18‬ NLT)
“Do not . . .” Some people think the Bible is nothing but a book of don’ts. But Jesus neatly summarized all these rules when he said to love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. He called these the greatest commandments (or rules) of all (Matthew 22:34-40). By carrying out Jesus’ simple commands, we find ourselves following all of God’s other laws as well.(Tyndale Study Bible)
Can you imagine the world without laws and rules?
I see the rules of the Bible as principles. If the world applied these rules, we would have no issues. Crime won’t excite. A perfect world. We all know that it would never happen.
God promised us heaven if we believe…. “That perfect world.” So I think applying these old rules would make us more complete and closer to heavenly creatures. When we achieve that, we can be examples to the world. We can be an inspiration and influence to our the worlds.
The most important rule the writer says, Love God with all your heart and love your neighbour as you would love yourself.
I never thought that I would ever have compassion and love for a beggar. Well, I do. It is this Love and peace we receive when believing, that we should share.
“Dear Lord I pray that you fill me with love so that I can influence the world. I pray that I will shine for you. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Inspiration

Accoutable

#accoutable
For the Scriptures say, “‘As surely as I live,’ says the LORD, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God. ’” (‭Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭11‬ NLT)
Each person is accountable to Christ, not to others. While the church must be uncompromising in its stand against activities that are expressly forbidden by Scripture (adultery, murder, theft), it should not create additional rules and regulations and give them equal standing with God’s law. Many times Christians base their moral judgments on opinion, personal dislikes, or cultural bias rather than on the Word of God. When they do this, they show that their own faith is weak; they do not think that God is powerful enough to guide his children. When we stand before God and give a personal account of our life, we won’t be worried about what our Christian neighbor has done (see 2 Corinthians 5:10). (Tyndale Study Bible)
Just as the Writer says, we are accountable.
No matter what we do in life at some stage, we have to give account for our actions. You can eat as much as you want, but at some stage, you are going have to account for your weight,
So matter what, whether we accept God’s invitation or not the day will come to account.
In all, it takes courage and commitment. If you don’t want to be overweight, you need to be disciplined. The choice, however, is yours. You choose how you want to look. Nobody else.
So don’t be weak, make healthy choices and rely on God to guide you.
“Dear Lord I pray that this day you will guide to make right decisions in all aspects of my life. I thank you for the ones already made. In Jesus name. Amen”

Inspiration

Choices

#choices
Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. (‭Psalms‬ ‭100‬:‭3‬ NLT)
David tells us to acknowledge that the Lord is God! How can we do that? We acknowledge him when we shout our praises, appreciate his status as our Creator, accept his authority in every detail of life, enthusiastically agree with the guidance he gives us, and express our thanks for his unfailing love.
God is our Creator; we did not create ourselves. Many people live as though they are the creator and center of their own little world. This mind-set leads to pride, greed, idolatry, and if everything should be taken away, a loss of hope itself. But when we realize that God created us and gives us all we have, we will want to give to others as God gave to us (2 Corinthians 9:8). Then, even if all is lost, we still have God and all he gives us.( Tyndale Study Bible )
Have you ever wondered where the end of the universe is? Does it boggle your mind too, like it does to me?
We have heard about the “missing link”. Scientists have been trying to understand where we may have come from. Why don’t they accept we are God’s creation? God will reveal everything in His own time. God won’t let humans dictate Him. This is just like our walk with Him as Christians. He does not reveal everything to us immediately, but rather in His time. As we grow as Christians, the more will be revealed to us.
With that comes a clearer understanding of His Word. The more you understand, the more boldly you can talk about it and share it.
We are intelligent beings, with choices but that lead us toward the wrong paths at times.
Accept that He made us. Rely on Him and not on worldly things.
“I pray that the world will realise just who you are, Dear Lord. I pray that all believers will share the Good News. In Jesus name. Amen”

Inspiration

I invite you

#iinviteyou
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬ NLT)
A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox or oxen. It is attached to a piece of equipment the oxen are to pull. A person may be carrying heavy burdens of (1) sin, (2) excessive demands of religious leaders (23:4; Acts 15:10), (3) oppression and persecution, or (4) weariness in the search for God.
Jesus frees people from all these burdens. The rest that Jesus promises is love, healing, and peace with God, not the end of all labour. A relationship with God changes meaningless, wearisome toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.
“This is what the LORD says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’” (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭6‬:‭16‬ NLT)
The right path for living is “the old, godly way” and has been marked out by God. But the people refused to take God’s path, going their own way instead. We face the same decision today—going God’s old but true way, or following a new path of our own choosing. Don’t be misled. The only way to find peace and “rest for your souls” is to walk on God’s path.(Tyndale Study Bible)
This is your invitation.
Read the passages carefully. This invitation is from Jesus Himself to all of us, and all of us that have accepted it should share it with our worlds. Just as I said last week, this is where real peace is for everyone that wants it can be found.
This will also give your daily tasks meaning and that you do it to glorify God so that people may see and desire what you have. The selfless peace that you achieve through accepting you can now share.
If at any time you are not sure which path to choose, it’s the old way. You don’t need rocket science to figure it out. You don’t need to try to reinvent the wheel. It’s all here in the Good Old Book, the Bible.
“Dear Lord, will you reveal the Old truths to all people, Amen.”

Inspiration

Account

#account
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭10‬ NLT)
War and destruction are inevitable, but so is God’s final victory. At that time, all will stand quietly before the all-powerful Lord. How proper, then, for us to be still now, reverently honoring him and his power and majesty. Take time each day to be still and to honor God. (Tyndale Study Bible)
You see, we all have to account for our actions.
Every day in the workplace we have to account our actions. Not a day goes by where this isn’t the case. This is true at work and home. One’s biggest responsibility is children. Some people have kids and don’t account for them and then start doing bizarre things to reduce their guilt. They even go as far as drugs, alcohol and wrong teachings. The way to do it is all in the Bible. You need advice, seek a solution there, the Bible.
One day we will all be accountable. Honor God today and your future is guaranteed. If you do it now and it will make it easier in the future.
Honor God and seek his teachings and principles.
“Dear Lord. I honour and thank You for what you have taught me. I pray that You will reach out and touch those in need for Your guidance. In Jesus name. Amen.”