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ZONAL CONVENTION PRAYER POINT FOR TUESDAY, 17TH JANUARY 2017. PRAYER @ 5:45AM - 6:00AM and 9:45PM -10:00PM Ephesians 3:16 'That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;' Thank God for all our members, leaders and partners in the zone. Pray that during this Convention, our eyes of understanding will be flooded with light. We will be strengthened with might by the Spirit in our inner man and set on the path for flourishing everyday of this year.
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE- IF THINE EYE BE SINGLE 16+ ...PART TWO THE RIGHT MENTAL ATTITUDE- It is said that "attitude determines altitude", it helps launch your trajectory to greatness when you live or gift out the humility of your heart to your world. To lead, you've got to cease the opportunities to serve; to make time to engage in and do what others your age in the world are typically unwilling to do. To serve with humbleness of mind making God and your parents proud of you and their participation in your "Making of". This right mental attitude can be developed by studying Pastor Chris's classique book "The Power of Your Mind" for as long as it takes). Only God's Word can inculcate in you that high amplitude of comprehension, sagacity, acute insightfulness and penetrating discernment. Other things like self confidence, esteem, worth, acceptance or validation etc no man can truly give you, for it is not possible to expect a human being to give you all of these things. That would be too much burden of expectation and responsibility to place on anyone. As a matter of fact people cannot give you what they don't have. But you must have these things in you for your life. I must add here though that as with life and as it was dealt to our Lord Jesus Christ and with the lives of our Christian brethren around the world, there will be rejections, refusals, oppositions, nay sayers, haters, scorners or mockers but these have completely nothing to do with who you are. Learn from Jesus's life, how he handled hatred, false accusations, oppositions, slander and rejection from people and apply this to your life. Refuse to let these things dictate your very existence or your glorious future. With God's Word, rise above it and learn to move on with audacious faith in your heart and confidence in God's infallible Word intact. That's why you got to choose to live your life as "the light of the world and the salt of the earth" not waiting or expecting to be loved but love, or be served but serve....To do this God's Word should be your light and compass to find your way through this very intricate maze called "Life". David said," Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light into my path" Psalm 119:105 "Blessed Lord teach me your rules. I have recited your laws and rejoiced in them more than in riches. I will meditate upon them and give them full respect. I will delight in them and not forget them....Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word. I am but a pilgrim here on earth how I need a map and your commands are my chart and guide. I long for your instructions more than I can tell. Your laws are both my light and my counselors" Psalm 119:12-16; 18-20 &24 TLB CULTURE YOU, NOW- The responsibility and choice to culture in your inward man or hidden man of the heart that strength of thought that you are uniquely valuable, precious, important, distinctively graced and gifted, talented, perfect and excellent, worthy, Royalty, loved, awesome and undeniably possible, reliable, trust worthy, diligent and dependable etc is totally yours and nobody else's. Your self confidence, self esteem and self worth is yours to instill in you and you have everything you need in God's Word and PCDL to do that. TALK YOURSELF UP NO MATTER WHAT: The human longing or yearning to hear someone say nice things to or about you is natural but not useful for meaningful relational transactions. Remember the same lips with which the crowd shouted "Hossanna in the highest" is the same lips with which the mob shouted "Crucify Him! crucify Him!". So you see people love you today, tomorrow they don't and they're free to change their minds or opinions about you as they please. You cannot build your life on that, it is insanity. Essentially do not wait for nor expect anyone to tell you how amazing or precious you are; or say beautiful things about you to you. Let them hear it from the "horse's mouth" after all no one can know you better than you would know you. If you don't know and say who you are, there are a gazillion people in the world waiting to prey on that ignorance or naivety to tell you who you are not. Never be afraid or intimidated by anything or anyone because you are "born of God and have overcome this world because greater is He that lives in you than he that is in the world". 1 John 5:4. For God has not given you the Spirit of fear but of power, of love and a sound mind". Pastor Chris taught us to affirm who and whose we are in Christ Jesus ....by speaking our Faith - The law of faith SPEAKS on this wise - ," I know who I am", "I am rich, powerful and influential", " I am super intelligent, perfect and excellent and Flourishing"......why? Because the world is programmed with a lot of negativity, to talk you down amd when they do you're going to hear me" talking you up!" Pastor says. How? Through the teachings.....see why you can't afford not to bind the truths of God's Word around your neck? You must carve it up in the midst of your heart and take Him everywhere you go. Essentially keep the Word first place in your life....Jesus says," Follow me and I will make you!" YES!! YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL: 1 Peter 2:9 says," But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a (special) people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellence (the wonderful deeds an d virtues and perfections) of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light". Amp Imagine the reality of this scripture come alive in your heart and in your life! What amazing confidence in the abilities of God within you! Then you won't need to sit, wait and fold your arms expecting the arrival of someone to make you "Happy ever after". Sure on this Scripture alone you can be that resolute young adult with impeccable and uncompromising convictions that your happiness depends on you and not on anyone else. You know that you know that you are responsible for your own joy and happiness. I mean this scripture says it all. You are totally crafted by God to be absolutely and totally sufficient in Him. YOUR TIME WILL COME... You need to know and be aware that your time will come when God and life will give you abundant channels, platforms, gates, doors or windows of opportunities (some you may have to create for yourself) to learn, train, culture you and practise what you have trained for. (So you must imbibe and keep the mindset of a protégé until the time appointed of the Father....and even then with life, you never stop learning) Galatians 4:1-(Read Amplified) Start now, refuse to indulge in idle chatter or idleness. Get yourself busy and prepare today for the future of your dreams by training for reigning. Remember that our Christianity is a life of practise and the more you practise God's Word, the more you become good at it. Specialise in Bible so that you can appropriate with mastery, skill, strength and proficiency your God given abilities to become all that God has dreamed for you to be.......to be continued tomorrow. Wow! awesome p.m. tea break today! 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