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Assume Your Responsibility

24 Feb

Assume Your Responsibility.

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Assume Your Responsibility

23 Feb

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13 KJV

It’s ridiculous to hear or watch believers claim Scriptural promises, folding their hands, doing nothing; and waiting for the fulfilment of such blessings or miracles promised. Well, I believe it’s not an exaggeration to say that they sound ignorant. In the text above, the Apostle Paul, in his departing exhortation to the Philippians declared how he have learnt discipline. But he never failed to mention that Christ gave him the “power” to achieve all he’d achieved.

I’m fully persuaded that it’s not lame to ask someone to “take charge” of his “responsibility”. What’s lame is, not doing what you “have to do” for you to do what you “want to do”. If you want to achieve something, you need to do something to have it. But this is the puzzling question: What happens if I don’t take charge of my responsibility? It’s more than what you’ve imagined!

Remember Eli, Israel’s prophet; who Samuel succeeded, who trained Samuel, who gave the assurance of God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer, in Shiloh, for child Samuel. What led to his destruction? The responsibility he seized, or the one he overlooked? It’s obviously the latter. He failed to train his children with the fear of the Lord. As a result, they were “sons of belial” or “children of perdition”. He shared with them their destruction (1 Sam. 2,3).

The Philistines also invaded Israel, through the south and burnt Ziklag when David and his men went to fight another battle. The enemies exploited them through their weak point, their overlooked responsibility! It was indeed a great loss (1Sam. 30:1-3).

However, King Solomon, in Proverbs (The Book of Wisdom), wrote: “When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.” Wise people learn to take responsibilities to avoid being taught by failure the second time. And that’s a wonderful attribute of truly successful people.
Philippians 2:12 instructs, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Verse 13 says, “For it’s God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasures.” Christ, as a result of his solidarity for humankind, has provided us salvation, on the cross, but He won’t help you possess it: it’s your responsibility! He has given you the will to receive it. If you receive it, you receive life. If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority. It’s a promise. You’ve got to possess it.

Can you carefully observe responsibilities you’ve overlooked? It may just be the source of your weakness and imperfection. Work on them and give yourself the permission to utilize the power that has being handed over to us, by Jesus, to become perfect, even as He who as called us is perfect. That is God’s will for whosoever believes in Him. (Remember prayer as one of the most powerful weapons believers possess. Use it!) God desires that we should be righteous as He is righteous. He created us in His image and likeness. He has given us the power to be just like Him – even in this perverted world. He has provided us with the power, it’s your responsibility to possess it. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority.

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INSURED FOREVER

18 Feb

“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Romans 8:24-25).

What are you passing through? It seems you’re going through hell? Or do you feel your condition is the worst on the planet? Perhaps it’s true that life isn’t fair with you. Probably life seems an endless journey and you feel nobody cares about your struggles. Then you want to park your life at a bus stop. But don’t come to a conclusion yet, I guess you haven’t being informed about someone who cares so much for you that He came to die – that you may have hope. His name is Jesus!

Or maybe you’ve heard or read the story of His agony, sufferings and how he died of a broken heart for us and you’re yet to receive the hope he brought: today is just the right day of your salvation. He’s ready to deliver you from your burdens and loads of oppression, sickness, confusion, misery, despair, hatred,… name it. You’ve got the simplest responsibility to accessing this hope that never fails, even if the Hope himself have done the toughest and impossible part of it, since He’s God and can do the impossible. Just believe on His finished work, and it’s done! Accept Him into your heart, and love Him everyday because of who He is – and that settles it.

His finished work makes grace available. Grace enables you receive faith even when you are not qualified. It’s a gift, not concerned about how bad your past have been. That’s why He’s the only saviour, with the power to forgive sins. “If the Son of man shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.” He gives you freedom. He came to save the broken-hearted, lost, last and least. He just want you to believe this, and you’ll be justified forever. Receive Him today and insure your future. He sees the future, even if you can’t see it; and that the assurance of hope.
God bless you.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Hope has nothing to do with my past, it’s based on the decisions I make today to insure the future and make it a better life to live – for He who’s brought me hope and for myself.

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INSURED FOREVER

18 Feb

“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Romans 8:24-25).

What are you passing through? It seems you’re going through hell? Or do you feel your condition is the worst on the planet? Perhaps it’s true that life isn’t fair with you. Probably life seems an endless journey and you feel nobody cares about your struggles. Then you want to park your life at a bus stop. But don’t come to a conclusion yet, I guess you haven’t being informed about someone who cares so much for you that He came to die – that you may have hope. His name is Jesus!

Or maybe you’ve heard or read the story of His agony, sufferings and how he died of a broken heart for us and you’re yet to receive the hope he brought: today is just the right day of your salvation. He’s ready to deliver you from your burdens and loads of oppression, sickness, confusion, misery, despair, hatred,… name it. You’ve got the simplest responsibility to accessing this hope that never fails, even if the Hope himself have done the toughest and impossible part of it, since He’s God and can do the impossible. Just believe on His finished work, and it’s done! Accept Him into your heart, and love Him everyday because of who He is – and that settles it.

His finished work makes grace available. Grace enables you receive faith even when you are not qualified. It’s a gift, not concerned about how bad your past have been. That’s why He’s the only saviour, with the power to forgive sins. “If the Son of man shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.” He gives you freedom. He came to save the broken-hearted, lost, last and least. He just want you to believe this, and you’ll be justified forever. Receive Him today and insure your future. He sees the future, even if you can’t see it; and that the assurance of hope.
God bless you.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Hope has nothing to do with my past, it’s based on the decisions I make today to insure the future and make it a better life to live – for He who’s brought me hope and for myself.

Ingredients of Hope

17 Feb

Ingredients of Hope.

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