Friday, 28 June 2013

Today Reminder - 28 June 2013 (Renew)

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So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. (1 Kings 19:8-9)

When I read this part where the food the angel gave Elijah gave him enough strength to travel for forty days I thought about this verse: For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

My dear friend, there is more strength in Jesus than you will ever be able to comprehend. The food Elijah ate isn’t even close to the amount of power that lies within Jesus Christ. When the Holy Spirit lifts your spirits and fills you with His presence you will be able to do anything through Him that strengthens you. Jesus died so that you do not have to face God’s judgement and in His resurrection lays so much strength for us, because we do not have to fear death anymore. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" (1 Corinthians 15:55) We do not have to concern ourselves over the constant battle against the forces of evil, because they have no power over us. 

My dear friend, the God we worship is an all-powerful God, because He expelled satan from heaven without an argument. This is the God that strengthens you, so you should not fear but instead you should live with a new will and a new direction knowing that there is nothing ever greater than our God.

I feel that God just wants you to open up your heart today so that He can renew your strength and remind you that you are not alone and that there is nothing that you should concern yourself about. He is with you and He is in control.
Come with me today as we live with Jesus energy.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Thursday, 27 June 2013

Today Reminder - 27 June 2013 (Renew)

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Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died." (1 Kings 19:4)

I have had enough. Do those words sound familiar? Elijah fled from Jezebel who promised to kill him just as he had done with the prophets of baal. Finally and out of exhaustion he sat down under a tree, broken and disappointed. He wanted to die for he must have felt that all he did was for nothing. Have you been here before? Have you ever felt that you are tired and broken and wished that life would come to an end, because you are not worthy of it. 

My dear friend, I can feel your pain and your disappointment. I can see your heart heavy with this burden and I can almost see an image of your face, tired and sad. As Elijah laid there exhausted and troubled God send an angel to bring him food and water so that he can renew his strength for the journey that awaited him to Mount Sinai. 

This happens so often in life. The enemy will do anything to discourage you and make you feel unworthy. My dear and wonderful friend, listen to me today. I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! (Psalm 121) Stand up and look up, yes, up there in that blue heaven is a loving God that will never ever leave you. He will never let you fail and He will never let the enemy defeat you, because He loves you so much that He gave His only Son to die for your sins and your transgressions. His blood has already washed away all your sins so let it wash away your pain. Let the blood of Jesus free you from this grip that enemy so much want to keep on you and stand up. Come and stand with me as we lift our hands and give our hearts to Jesus so that He can fill this void the enemy brings and free us from our misery. Let Jesus be the bread you eat and the living water that flows from within you. 

Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Today Reminder - 26 June 2013 (Run)

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Then the LORD gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab's chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:46)

You might want to read that again. Yes, it is correct. Elijah tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot. God gave special strength to Elijah so that he was able to do this. There are a few things we need to reflect on as we read this verse. Firstly Elijah would have been exhausted after the events of that day. Secondly he ran, this shows that even though he was able to these amazing things, he remained humble and finally he ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot displaying that he did not look at the kings as a bad person but only his deeds that were wrong. Elijah showed his commitment to the king even though Ahab had thought them to be adversaries.

My dear friend, we are too quick to underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit. When I read this verse I saw Saul prophesising, I saw David dancing and I saw Samson taking on an entire army and Moses standing in front of Pharaoh. I see you standing and facing all the obstacles that the world can possibly throw in your way.  You know, we can so easily be influenced by this world and the people that the enemy uses to turn our eyes away from God. It is time that we must turn our focus back to God so that we can be impressed by God and His awesome grace again. With God, nothing anybody in this world does would ever impress me. I have seen the power of the Spirit too many times lift me up and placing me high above any of the concerns of this world. And just as God always rescues me, He will most certainly always rescue you.

Come with me today as we run out ahead of this world and allow God to show His power through us.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Today Reminder - 25 June 2013 (Terrific Storm)

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Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, "I saw a little cloud about the size of a man's hand rising from the sea." Then Elijah shouted, "Hurry to Ahab and tell him, 'Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don't hurry, the rain will stop you!'" And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:44-45)

Sometimes everything starts with a small cloud. Elijah prayed for rain and after the seventh time a small cloud came up across the ocean and before they knew it, it turned into a terrific storm. 

I have this deep desire to tell you that even the smallest of blessings in your life will turn into a storm. It all depends on your consistent prayer and trust in God, do not give up and do not be afraid my friend for today it may seem as something small but tomorrow it could easily be a hundred times bigger.

Come with me today as we keep our faith firmly grounded in Jesus Christ as we trust Him for terrific storms in our lives.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus


Monday, 24 June 2013

Today Reminder - 24 June 2013 (Choices Part 3)

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Then Elijah commanded, "Seize all the prophets of Baal. Don't let a single one escape!" (1 Kings 18:40)

Choices Part 3 – Living with your choices: Jip, God heard Elijah’s prayer and consumed his offering and for baal, well just as we thought he never showed. The result is that all the prophets off baal met with a terrible fate and a quick ending to their misdirection on God’s people.

Their choices to follow baal send them to their end. We are often in a situation where we look at the choice or choices we made and we think that these choices were not the best ones we could’ve made and this often places us in a situation where we regret our decisions and we tend to get annoyed about it. This constant reminder of our mistake and together with getting very annoyed often turns our mood into anger and this brings us on a type of a landslide of feelings that bursts into anger more and more often.

And off course the enemy loves this, because now you are exactly where they wanted you to be. Reminded of your mistakes and short tempered. Why did you make that choice? Why did it seem as a good choice at the time and why are you so annoyed with your decision now? 

My dear friend, I think that even our worst choices can be turned into great choices. You see we are too quick to see our own faults and then hammer ourselves down, because we took a moment of faith or not and jumped. Yes, it was a mistake, but to constantly remind yourself of that will have no effect on the choice, but instead if you humble yourself before God and accept your mistake and ask God for forgiveness and guidance you can turn the result around. You can turn what was intended for your downfall into something that will build you up and return you to God and finally display the true power of the blood of Jesus. 

My dear friend, it comes down to acceptance and forgiveness. Accept it and forgive, forgive yourself and whoever or whatever brought you where you are and start turning the bad into good. This will not only destroy any grip the enemy thought they had on you but it will redeem you. So come with me today as we live with our choices to bring glory to God, in the good choices and the bad ones.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus