Friday, 31 August 2012

Today Reminder - 31 August 2012 (Rich)

My prayer for you for today is that you will come to realize your need for God in your life, in Jesus name.

Revelation 3:17
You say, 'I am rich. I have everything I want. I don't need a thing!' And you don't realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Rich - You say, 'I am rich. Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!" This amazed them. But Jesus said again, "Dear children, it is very hard to enter the Kingdom of God. In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"(Mark 25)

How easily do we tend to forget God in our lives? Take a moment and forget about all the worldly things that occupies your mind and empty your thoughts, clear your mind and renew your focus on God. Remember fame and fortune cannot take you to heaven, only Jesus can. There is nothing we can do on this earth out of our own to grand us passage to heaven, it is only through Jesus that you will enter the gates of heaven and pass the trial that lies ahead. 

My dear friend, it is in our humble dependence of God and by diligently following His word that we will truly see and truly understand. It is in our conviction in Him and in His word that we will find our purpose and free ourselves from an empty world to become purpose driven mirrors that reflects His glory. God’s glory cannot be seen in our possessions and in our success, but only in our hearts.

Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God."

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Today Reminder - 30 August 2012 (Luke warm)

My prayer for you for today is that you will passionately live for Jesus Christ, in Jesus name.

Revelation 3:15-16
"I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!

Luke warm - I will spit you out of my mouth. This is such a familiar scripture, yet so many ignore the warning Jesus gives here. When we talk about warm and cold, the Holy Spirit has shown me love as a good comparison this morning. You see, when you are in love the world seems to end. All that usually happened seems to come to a standstill and all that you are focuses on this love. Inside your heart it burns and you just can’t seem to get enough of it. It is all around you, when you eat, when you sleep and when you talk. It is in your walk, in your words and in your smile. Love is uncontrollable and overwhelming.

My dear friend, when we follow Jesus, it is not just something we should say we do, it should be everything that we are. Jesus says in Matthew 12: "Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me.” We should take this warning very seriously and live completely for Him in all that we do and in all that we are and in all that we say. Our lives should resemble His heart and His ways.

Where are you today? Are you lukewarm? Come with me as we fire up our hearts for Jesus and live to be His mirror and His word for all that we meet.

Live passionately for Jesus, because a passionate heart is an undivided heart.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Today Reminder - 29 August 2012 (Victory)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be victorious in life, in Jesus name.

Revelation 3:5
All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and His angels that they are mine.

Victory belongs to the most persevering (Napoleon Bonaparte). The battles we face in life can be small and they can be overwhelming. Each day we continue to live and each day we continue in our struggles - surviving, searching and fighting. Some days are good and some days are bad, sometimes we face small waves and sometimes we face massive waves, sometimes there is only one wave and sometimes they just keep on coming. 

My dear friend, victory in life will result in the ultimate reward. When you are in the midst of your battle and you feel you cannot carry on, look to Jesus. He will come to your aide and give you strength to succeed, to be victorious, so that in the end He can announce before the Father that you are His and clothe you in white.

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Today Reminder - 28 August 2012 (Beginning)

My prayer for you for today is that God will always be your beginning and end of everything in your lives, in Jesus name.

Revelation 1:8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end," says the Lord God. "I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One."

Beginning - I am the Alpha and the Omega. As the new day dawns here in a warm and beautiful South Africa, I can’t help to think of the day that lies ahead. Every day that we live is a gift and in every day we have so many opportunities to glorify God in all that we do. Is God your beginning and end of each day? Do you give Him all the glory for all that you have and do? Do you only turn to God when there is trouble in you day?

My dear friend, God is, was and will always be. He is the creator of the universe and the only one who brings freedom in our lives. Make God the beginning and end of every day, every moment, every success and every drawback in your life and then you will be far more successful even when things do not go as planned. When God is in the situation, nothing can pull it apart. Place God first in your lives and love those around you as you seek His guidance in every moment of every day.

"Our only power and success comes from God." (2 Corinthians 3:5)

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. (Michael Jordan)

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus


Monday, 27 August 2012

Today Reminder - 27 August 2012 (Build)

My prayer for you for today is that you will build each other up, in Jesus name.

Jude 1:20-21
But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love.

Build - But you, dear friends, must build each other up. When you are down, you almost always seek the companionship of a close friend. Someone you can talk to and someone that will listen and understand what is happening in your life. This person will always try and cheer you up to lighten the weight of your problems. In our faith we will find times when we are down, when we are burdened and when our problems seem too much. These times are times in our journey when we need to be supported and listened to. These are the times when we need to build each other up. 

My dear friend, travelling through this world alone is a recipe for disaster. We must stand together in faith and in life, building each other up in prayer and in companionship. 

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. (Proverbs 27:9)

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus