SEEK GROWTH NOT VINDICATION, IN THE NIGHT SEASONS - When life's challenges and difficulty confront us and when it appears that we are isolated, ostracized, misjudged and condemned without a fair hearing, do not seek vindication or justification of any kind. Take a look at our progenitors who are our examples in scriptures. To whom did Jesus seek his vindication? Standing before Pilate, Jesus the Son of God was still in charge and did not condescend to explaining himself. He let Pilate do most of the talking. Jesus understood that God's plan has got to be fulfilled in obedience. To whom did Joseph seek to prove his innocence? To whom did David try to prove his good intentions? To whom did Daniel, Mordecai and the three Hebrew boys seek to explain the side of their own story. I have searched through the scriptures and I find NONE. They all chose to entrust their lives into God's hands and His providence whether He chose to save them or not. For some He led them in paths to preserve their lives, while for others, he orchestrated circumstances to shift in their direction and favour.✍ Scientists tell us that seeds need first to be buried in the soil (darkness), need some sunlight and water to grow properly into healthy plants and trees; the darkness is an essential part of the nourishment and growth. When seeds are planted, they first grow roots. Once these roots take hold, a small plant will begin to emerge and eventually break through the soil. ... It contains the food the seed needs while it is growing roots and forming into a small plant. Always when the seed is buried in the soil all the food it requires for nourishment is in it's roots. When you are experiencing the night seasons of life, remember you are a child of light and the day. All the light and nourishment you need is within you. Just shine! The darker the night the brighter your light shines. Brother! Sister! you've got this!! That's why Pastor has admonished us to prepare for war in the time of peace. Stock up the Whole body of the truth of God's Word inside your heart, in every nook and cranny of your mind too; before life's tornadoes or tsunami hits. Why? Because you are FAR stronger than you think or imagine!✍ 1 John 4:4 AMPC Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. Great Friday afternoon tea ☕ today! Have a glorious weekend lighting up your world!✍🔥💥💥🙌🙏 #walkinginthelight #iamthelightofmyworld #bookexcerpts #thensingsmysoulvol1and2 #mysoulsaysyesvol1and2
Happy B”day to my Man of God and lifetime Pastor. Sir, I appreciate you so much for teaching me how to understand & appropriate this beautiful and great life we have been born into. I celebrate you with my whole heart. You bring smiles to everyone. I love you so much Sir. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
NOW USE WHAT GOD GAVE YOU TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES: Remember this, people don't determine your destiny, God and you do. Helen dreamed of becoming an actress but everyone told her she would never make it because she was far too small. She was only 5 feet tall so as a young woman she did stretching exercises, tried all sorts of things to grow taller but nothing worked. She did not grow any taller. But instead of getting discouraged and listening to the naysayers Helen focussed on being the best actress she could be. She took what God had given her and made the most of it. Helen knew that others did not determine her destiny our final outcome. Not dwelling on what the doubters said instead she focussed on what God told her deep inside and Helen Hayes became one of the great actresses of her era and became one of the few women that won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and a Grammy. It's ironic that late in her career, she won some of her greatest critical acclaim in her movie role as Mary the Queen of Scotland, one of the tallest Queens in history. When someone asked her how someone so petite could take on that role, Helen Hayes said," I am an actress I will act tall". She understood that God gave her everything she needed, like her you should never allow other people to tell you what you don't have or what you can't do. Dont ever allow the opposition have the final word. The very fact that you are faced with adversity tells me that your destiny is within reach. When David faced Goliath he knew deep down something great was about to happen. He did not get discouraged but instead got encouraged by it. Know that the same way when you come through that adversity, you will arrive at a new level, a new you should seek growth and progress be your focus and not vindication. Moving forward you will see and experience God's favour like you've never seen it before in your life. That problem or challenge will become the catalyst for God to open up to you supernatural doors of grace, favour, prosperity, abundance and endless possibilities. I challenge you today to - BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD. GET UP EACH DAY KNOWING WHO AND WHOSE YOU ARE. No obstacle can hold you back. What was meant to harm you, God will use to your advantage. That challenge confronting you right now, because you are in faith and trust in the Most High you have the VICTORY already.. SEE IT! SAY IT!. The difficulties are set up for your promotion and honor. You will emerge wiser, perspecacious, better, stronger than before, even far greater. I speak strength into you, encouragement, health, determination, new levels of increase into your life in the name of Jesus. Now arise, find, scrutinize, assess and pack up God's plans, ideas, money, material, opportunities, relationships - SHEAVES turning water into wine, dust to gold, trash to wealth and bringing out water from the rock.....it's about time dear Brotha! Dear Sister! Lovely night cap☕today! Sip slowly🤗 #pmteawithptad #monthofgatheringsheaves #bloomuniquelyagain #ariseshineforthinelightiscome
#mydeclaration. The grace of God will cause many to receive the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ this year in all our Reachout campaigns! Unbelievers will be dissatisfied with their situation to know what are available to them in Christ which they are missing out in Jesus Name!
SUNDAY SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS... INFLUENCE BY THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT BY PASTOR OKET Influence is the capacity to affect or to have an effect on the character, the development or the behavior of someone or something. Influence can also be defined as the effect that you have on a person. This is our month of influence. The word and the Spirit of God should literally have influence in everything about you. And if that happens, you can be sure of a successful life, a perpetual life of victory. It's important that we recognize this because like every other word of God that comes to you, it's not a cliché. It is aimed at making you what it talks about. So what kind of influence is the word and the Spirit bringing to you? God does not make himself mysterious. For anything he says is revealed in his word. So when such words come to you, you should go into the word to find out how this influence can come about. For example for someone to Have influence over you, there must be a contact. It can be through reading from them, or talking one on one with them , or fellowshipping together. So for the word and the Spirit to influence you, you need to fellowship with them. John 16:7, 8-13 -- The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. You know the greatest fear that man has is not knowing what will happen tomorrow. This is big because you can have an assurance of what is coming. If you yield yourself to the Holy Spirit, you will always know the things that are to come. That's why the case of a christian can never be hopeless. If the Holy Spirit shows you things to come, you can be sure that they're coming. And I like something pastor said. If he shows you things to come, you have a choice to let it come or not. If you don't like what is coming, you can change it. It is important that the one being influenced should submit to that influence. Someone can refuse the influence of the word and Holy Spirit. How? Like the story of Balaam & king Balak... Proverbs 4:20 The bible says iron sharpens iron. For the word to influence you, you must spend time with the word, meditate on the word, fellowship with the word and the Holy Spirit. If you just spend time on other things, the month will just pass and the word of the month will just be a slogan to you. Don't let that happen to you. Psalm 119:105 - thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path. Psalm 119:130 - the entrance of your word gives light. It gives understanding unto the simple. Colossians 3:16 2 Corinthians 3:18 When you yield to the word and the Spirit of God, when you submit to the influence of the word, and the spirit, you will influence others. When the word of God does something to you, it's for you to be a blessing to others. When the word influences you, you will be distinguished. #CEDOUALA #EWCAVZ4