Showing posts from June, 2006

Moving on

“God help me not to stew on things or beat myself up over dumb things I have done in the past.”

You can’t live in your yesterdays, you can’t live in your tomorrows - you live now, so make this day count. The past will come to haunt you if you allow it. Pray, “Lord I repent of my sins, I have called upon you in the day of trouble. Minister to me the comfort of the Holy Spirit, help me to stay my mind on you as I trust you with my life and future. Jesus you are my rock and my shelter in the day of trouble and you deliver those who put their trust in you.”

Everyone has made mistakes and done dumb things, but if we stew on them, if we live there, we will never be free. We need to repent, change our way of thinking, change direction, put things right where we can, and move on into the things God has for us today.

I dare you to succeed this day, your future is great in Jesus.

Honour your man of God

“Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.” Romans 13:7 (AMP)

The word honour means: to respect, to revere, to treat with deference and submission and perform relevant duties to. Honouring your man of God is vital in the life of every born-again believer. Even as a Senior Pastor, it is a privilege for me to honour the men of God that I consider my spiritual fathers and mentors. They are life coaches to me on my spiritual journey to success, shining examples of excellence in ministry, men to whom I look for advice, prayer, guidance and leadership. The importance of a man such as this cannot be overstated.

Many of us would not be saved from the wrath to come, had it not been for the assistance, support and intervention of our Pastors. We would be ignorant of the Word, were it not for a man of God anointed to teach. Thank God for men who dare to teach the “Word of God”, in…

Just be still

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)

Tragically, precious little in this hurried and hassled age promotes intimacy. We have become a body of people who look more like a herd of cattle in a stampede than a flock of God’s people beside still waters and green pastures.

Our forefathers, it seems, knew how to spend time with God, to commune with the Almighty! Godliness is something that comes from God! We need to spend time with Him to learn from Him, to take His yoke which is easy to carry and to lay down the heavy burdens of our heart.

My good friend Drummond says, “If you give water out, you must go back to the source and allow God to fill you up again!” We must re-learn the lost art of waiting on God, of spending time with Him so He can replenish our life and energy forces, and give us divine wisdom …

Engaging others

“If you want to lose friends quickly, start bragging about yourself. If you want to make and keep friends, start bragging about others.”

I read a book once that quoted a study on influence. In this report it stated that the most introverted individual exerts an influence on over 10,000 people during the course of their life. Wow, imagine that! You and I are going to influence more than 10,000 people during the course of our lives. What a privilege, what an honour, but even more than this - what a responsibility we carry. To think that we influence over 10,000 people.

How many others are then influenced by these folk, and it goes on and on. It is the old throwing a stone into a pond and creating the ripple effect, the influence spirals out and on. Well if we are going to influence this many people and we are talking about the least amount (in actual fact the number will be far greater), then let’s be a positive influence in their lives, let’s influence people for God and for good.

Thy will be done

“Is God in the thing that your in”

The Word says there is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction. The Word also says that if we commit our ways to God that He will make straight our paths.

You can only go against the flow of God’s will for your life for so long. You can only swim up river for so long; sooner or later strength will quit and you will be swept back. We must make sure that God is in the thing we are in. We must make sure we are in the will of God for our lives.

God has a perfect will for your life, so don’t jump in a river and start swimming against the will of God for your life and then expect God to empower you to finish that course. Now, no matter how strong the current, no matter hard or tough the opposition against you, no matter how great the odds - If God is in it He will empower you to finish your course.

Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you

This is Dr Shaun Marler’s thought and power quote for the day. Helping…

Where shall we meet?

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (Matthew 6:6 KJV)

When Jesus talks about closet, He doesn’t mean one full of shoes, clothing or other kinds of clutter. The Greek word for closet here is tameon, it refers to the place in the Old Testament temple where the treasures are stored. It is a place of devotions where the riches are received.

Jesus isn’t specifying one place to seek the Father. More important than the word “closet’ is the phrase “shut the door!” Shut the door from the noise and cares of daily life. Wherever your closet may be, such as field, room, rooftop, park, or some other quiet place. A place where you can get alone with God to commune with Him, love Him, and most importantly listen to Him.

Remember if you talk to God, He will talk to you. If you commune with God, He will commune with you.

I’ve got the blues

“A Power Quote is an Antidote to the Blues”
Dr Shaun Marler

The word Antidote means: “To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an Antidote.” Have you ever woken up in the morning and wished you could just stay in bed? Have you gotten out of bed only to wish you could get straight back in. Gone to work and wished you could go back home, fishing or to the beach? Then you are not alone.

Each one of us at different times has these days or even seasons in our lives. Times when for no apparent reason we have the “Blues” - we don’t feel like doing anything, or we feel like quitting and giving up. Some times there is good reason for these emotions. Other times there is not. Whether there is reason for the way we feel or not makes no difference. We must not harbour these thoughts and negative feelings because they will poison our progress in life and affect the way we act, or react, and relate to others and life in general.

One day King David woke up, and as he got out of bed…

Problem solved

“No problem is without a solution.”
Kerrie Marler

The Bible says in Mark 9v23, “All things are possible to them that believe”. My Dad always used to say, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

Jesus has a way for you – He is “the Way”, “the Truth”, and “the Life.” I ask you a question: “Have you prayed today, to find that way?” Jesus is the Way, your way. He is The Truth, The Reality. Jesus is real, He will be with you in times of trouble. Call upon Him, for while He is near He will help you.

No problem is without a solution. You can give your way back, seed your way back into any relationship. I dare you today to pray and seek God for the answer you need to your problem. Remember, where there is a will there is a way. Go on you can do it, you can win! Open your heart to God today as He is your solution, He is your Answer!

He will show you, and lead you in the way.