clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid
to speak against my servant Moses?”
Todays writing will be taken out of Luke 2:40 and 1 Samuel 2:26. In both scripture the bible says the Child/child grew and became strong; He/he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on Him/him. Now Luke is talking about Jesus and and the first book of Samuel is talking about Samuel and his childhood. To be a minister of God takes process and will always be process. To be a minister of God means serve the people of God. You are never outlearned, you follow the commands of God, obedience is a great key to being a minister, you need to live Holy in all your ways, you have the responsibility to care for the sheep God entrusted you with. There are 5 essential keys to be a minister of God. 1) You need to be born of God (this means being baptised by water and baptised by the Holy Spirit), 2) you need to be called, 3) you need to be prepared, 4) you need to be ordained and last but not least you need to be 5) send to do the work.
First example out of the scripture: Samuel.
As you Hannah was married to Elkanah who was also married to Penninah. Penninah had childeren but Hannah didn’t her womb was closed. She couldn’t bear a child, but she knew someone who can grant her the petition she had. Hannah prayed (1 Samuel 1:10- 12). Hannah was granted the petition of her heart, the scripture says the Lord remembered her (1 Samuel 1: 19-20). Hannah brought the child to Eli who was the priest of the temple and left him there (1 Samuel 1:27-28). – Samuel was born out of God, Hannah says because I asked God for him, a woman who could’t conceive carried a child then presented him to the Lord. In 1 Samuel 2:18 we see the child served before the Lord in verse 21 ..and this boy Samuel grew before the Lord – being prepared and gaining wisdom. In vs 26 you can read “And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people.” In 1 Samuel 3 you can read about the calling of this young boy. Samuel slept in the temple vs. 3. The scripture says in vs. 7 that Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. God called Samuel now for three times each time he woke an went to Eli and says to Eli “Here I am, you called me” at that point Eli realises that God has been calling Samuel. He commands Samuel the following: “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” In vs. 19-21 the scripture says The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and He let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognised that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the Lord (ordained). The Lord continued to appear himself to Samuel through His word. During this time till the installation of Saul as King following the request of Israel Samuel was the prophet that was sharing the word of God that came to him. The sending part is when God says to Him that he need to anoint David after God rejected Saul as king (1 Samuel 15). In chapter 16 you can read vs. 1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” So Samuel served the people of God, he interceded for them, he was the mediator between the Israel and God.
These 5 essential keys are the same for David. David was anointed as king, but after being anointed he went back to his life and served some more. He served Saul by playing a string instrument because Saul was being tormented by an impure spirit. David went against Goliath. Th story of David keeps on growing. You see God doesn’t choose people that are prepared, He prepares the ones He has chosen. Being a minister is not about power, position, titles and being served by the people but rather it is to serve to people of God.
There is nothing better then being in the place God called, prepared and send you to be. There is a difference by being appointed by man and being called and chosen by God. There is general calling that we should go and make all nations his disciples. Even this general part requires that we are prepared. The disciples had been chosen by Jesus, they been thought by Jesus, they experienced the wonders for themselves. Mark 16:16-20: in vs. 16 you can read the commandment and in vs. 20 you can read that the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it. The church is intended to help people, the people need to grow they need to become disciples as the disciples Jesus has chosen, they need to become ambassadors of the Kingdom and help pass the Word on. Now a days there are people being conditioned to stay in the condition of their past, their is no growth cause they are being fed with milk, others sitting out their punishment and feeling guilty over and over again. It is sad to see people in church that are broken with no liberty to speek up cause they are afraid of ending up even more broken. People considering leaving the church others confused and others doubting their self cause it seems that the world knows the word better than we calling ourself Christians and followers of Jesus.
Second example out of the scripture: Jesus (the Savior)
1) Jesus was born by God, the Holy Spirit. The bible says in Matthew 1:18,20
2) Jesus is called by God, Jesus is the Son of God there is no higher calling. People had been waiting for Him to be born before Jesus was even conceived. It had been prophesied that Jesus the Lamb of God, this means that through Him we might receive salvation. God predestined the moment John 1:1- 5.
3) Prepared: At the age of 12 Jesus was found in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. Luke 2:46 And Jesus asked His parents why they were searching for Him and giving the answer Himself he replied: “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” Luke 2:50.
4) Ordained. John the Baptist only went before Jesus but knew that the one Jesus was greater. Jesus was send by God.
5) Send, John 3:16 is an example but through the whole New Testament we can read about all the things Jesus did while here on earth
“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,..” “ just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”
The concept of going to church is to serve others, it means to serve before men, to serve people. In doing so the Father will be glorified. All the glory and honor comes to the Lord.
Human being is a fragile species, most things are based on feelings, acceptance, recognition. People need to feel that they appreciated for the work they do, that they matter. People need to feel accepted in order to open up and to show their real self. They need to be recognise for the person they are and the abilities they have. Treat others as you want them to treat you.
The church members only reflect the kind of teaching and guidance they are getting. We all need guidance and we all need wisdom and insight of the Holy Spirit.
Pardon my long writing for the day but is necessary that saints are being equipped and developed into the man and woman God called them to be. It does not happen overnight and we are certainly never outlearned. God has a lot in store things our mind can even begin to wonder about. God surprise people.
God bless you. Remembering that through Jesus we now have the access to God His presence.
Hey there I salute you in the Mighty name of Jesus. Today I just want to encourage you in love to be aware of our own plans.
So many times we use these excuses; “I am so busy” or “I am so tired” that we can’t get the things of the Lord right.
Meaning that if for example you don’t pray or read your bible in the morning you can do it later on the day. So you start of your day and it gets busier and you get home exhausted, tired, you have no mood or the mind to read anything or do anything. This rhythm becomes normal something we repeat day after day to find ourself spinning in a cycle and spiritually dried out!
It’s a point in life where nothing seems to be working out, everything is falling apart. You need to reschedule, you need to seek God first to refresh your soul than you need to plan better, so you need to start of from the beginning their are things that must be changed!
We have the wrong habits to postpone things we must do for the Lord, for our spiritual life, we set these things apart so we can be busy planning our own paths and assuring our own tomorrow. We forget that He can do all things, through Him we are co-heirs of the Kingdom in Him we lack nothing, He is God all by Himself !
These are some encouraging scripture we need to be sure not to forget an set aside!
Hebrews 10:25 “… not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing…”
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21
In all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6
With loving regards,
Hey there God bless you,
In these past few weeks I learned a lot and it is worth sharing. Life is a roller coaster. It has it’s ups and down, it’s highlights and low points. Either way no matter in which you encounter yourself in their is always something to learn. Sometimes it is a life lesson that needs to be thought. Sometimes it is not a lecture we need but just a reminder of who we are now and who we need to be. There is always something to learn, we are not outlearned, we don’t know everything and we need the Holy Spirit for vision,guidance, understanding and knowledge on how to handle things in certain situations and circumstances of life.
Besides telling people that I love them and care about them I often say sorry and thank you. By doing so I also really mean it from the depths of my heart. These are words imprinted in me. People who really know me can testify about it. If I’m wrong of if I’m not sure about being wrong I will ask sorry, ask for forgiveness. This is what the bible commands us to do. If you know that your brother has something against you, go and make it right. After all we need to be quick to listen and slow to talk. I learned this past week that “silence can’t be quoted” (FL. Serita Ann Jakes)
When there is misunderstanding and a person doesn’t care to ask what you meant by what was said, there is no need to excuse yourself and to explain. This mean that they believe in their own interpretations of the matter. Even if you didn’t meant it all they feel and care about is the moment of the happening. It is important to speak about your feelings but what matter the most is forgiveness. See Joseph brothers sold him into slavery, he went through a lot of trouble because of this action but it didn’t change Him. God set him apart to nurture Him and to teach Him. When the time presented itself Joseph reaction though in Genesis 45:1-5 he gathered them around and put his arms around them, comforted them by telling don’t be distressed and angry with yourselves. Joseph recognised it was the will of God.
We need to have the spirit of reconciliation, we need to sow peace make sure that peace rains. We all need to take responsibility for our actions. Are we building the temple of Saul (reigned for status and power, a man who was arrogant and jealousy was within him) or are we building the temple of David? (house of God and a man according to God’s heart).
We are not worth being forgiven if we don’t forgive others. In Matthew we pray, forgive us our debts as we forgive debtors..
If we say “I love you” be real about it. Stop the pretending. There is no need for a masquerade fest cause when we come into the presence of the Most High God nothing can stay hidden we we will be exposed to our lacks, to our vulnerabilities, to our insecurities.
The proces and the price we have to pay is high but remember the highest price Jesus did already paid it, it was by shedding of His blood at the cross.
My prayer for today:
Heavenly hallow be thy name, Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Father even though they hurt us and it wronged us in the spirit help us to be humble and follow your path. By doing so you will mend our hearts, you will give us the strength and the joy to keep going. And Father if we are the ones that wronged others and hurt them, help us to recognise this and be real about it and vulnerable enough to ask forgiveness for our actions. In the name of Jesus we ask this, Amen.
ShainaLiMargaritha ~ S.L. Domitilia
Hey there today a concerning matter I wan’t to leave you with to think about. It’s the foundation of a house that determines how strong the hous will be!
Now a days when we here follow Jesus, we are still looking for things of the past to bring into the new. It doesn’t work that way you can’t put the new with the old.. it’s like putting new apples in a basket with rotten apples, they will all become rotten.
Why in the world would someone who has been given a new and second chance, a clean slate bring things that used to be into the new opportunity that has been given unto him?. It’s like planning to do things the same way you used to do and the outcome will be the same ass before. (You cannot blame God for this)
It’s remarkable when Jesus picked His first disciples they were fishing, Jesus called them and instantly they drop it all the left their boats, nets, in one sentence: they left it all to follow Him. They didn’t question the calling where to, what for and so on.. They simply did it and they were transformed from fishers of fish to now be fishers of man. What you used do Jesus will turn it around and used it for something good… the qualities and talents you have will be harnessed to be in practice for His glory!
Just drop everything and follow Him, take Him as compass (your Guide) and use the manual for the use terms (the bible with rules of direction/ wisdom). Don’t forget to commune with Him (in prayer, all times)
Be blessd. With loving regards,
Hey there, Gods blessings be upon you, in your house or wherever you may encounter yourself at in this moment. Today I’m going to share about the fact that we think as humans that showing our feelings is a sign of weakness and that this is a reason why we hide from them. We create bubbles to put things in , to hide stuff, to hide the feelings. Bubbles are fragile and are not meant as a place of concealment.
I’m going to zoom in just a little on Naomi a character from the book of Ruth, first chapter. Many times you go through stuff that has an impact on your life. You trust nobody to tell them that your in pain, that your suffering. You go through loss without the ability to let go and move on. Instead you build walls to keep everybody out. These walls don’t keep only people out but your blessings as well. We have the tendency to think that being vulnerable is a sign of weakness so we prefer to think that we are bulletproof made. You may have thoughts as “it is not affecting me”, when people ask how you are doing you may answer “I’m fine, blessed, I’m working it out”..(trust me I’ve been here, I’ve done this countless of time) But the truth to the matter is you are spiraling down. There is only so much you can take!
Naomi was bitter, left alone, lost hope, maybe even angry. Common reaction to these feeling is to send everybody away. This is what Naomi is going to do. (Ruth 1:8-13) So she is left behind with her two daugthers-in-law and she is deciding to move to her hometown. So she set out with them on the road that would take them back to Judah. (Ruth 1:6-7) In the text you can read that Orpah went back but as for Ruth she clung to Naomi. This is a blessing, but she to focussed on her own feelings she couldn’t see this just yet.(Ruth 1:14-18) Now when they arrived in Bethlehem, they whole town stirred at them, and exclaim can this be Naomi? Now she is confronted with her. when she left, she left with her family now she is back empty handed, no family only Ruth! She than replied don’t call me that, call me Mara because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. Now she is having the real break down she is exposed to her real feelings (Ruth 1: 20-22)
Sometimes as a great person/leader you think that you can’t show flaws or weaknesses. You think your bulletproof but this will backfire at you cause people can’t relate anymore to you cause you are so perfect. One the most powerful aspects of Jesus is that He could identify with our struggles. In order for God to turn your wailing into dancing you must trust Him enough to give it to Him. You need to be real.
The longer you are in a bubble the longer it takes to heal. Bringing down the walls you’ve created so that people can’t hurt you anymore, gives God the chance to bless you and change your circumstance. God will not force enter your life. You have to be willing to experience the change. To go through the process of healing. Healing hurts, it exposes you to all you’ve been hiding from!
You may have done something that causes you to feel shame, the feeling that you want to hide from others grow bigger, you can’t let yourself to be seen causes they will meet that the perfect pre-tendency is all a mask. It may be sin that causes you to experience that God will no longer love you. This is not true, this is a lie of the devil to keep you from developing and growing out and to receive God’s blessings for your life.
Be vulnerable enough that even after you got hurt you have the strength an courage to start over and move on. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck and to fall. Don’t be spiraling down in life but be bold enough to grow and break free from the pain. Trust the correct people whom can relate and identify with you to help you through the process.
I hope this helps you and that soon enough you can experience the warmth of Jesus Christ and realise that even when you failed you are not a failure and can be a blessing to others. You’ve been waiting for God to bless you, you are the blessing.. You a re a working progress.
Be blessed. From my heart to yours.
Hey there today I’m writing you from the thought that sometimes we find ourself connected the wrong people and in that moment you don’t see what the damage is. The text is based on Nehemiah 2 en 1 Peter 5:8
There need to be breakage before healing. Nothing is rebuild overnight. When God leaves you in the fire is because that’s the only way you can see God. When you can shout in the furnace you can shout when you get out. God provides revelation in the situation. Maybe the prayer your praying doesn’t need to be change my situation but give me revelation.
The most vulnerable time in ones life is when you are tired and gave everything away. the devil has time to wait on a opportunity to sneak in and if you are off guard it will bring you down. Small gesture can bring down great people. When you are tired everybody that pretend to listen will do. everybody that says anything nice to you, you will be attracted to. Bad company corrupts good character. Bad company on a long term will affect your health, your finance and your strength. It will cause you to feel as if you are in the lowest moment of your life.)non deserving of God’s love, this is a lie of the devil) It’s the feeling like hanging on a cord without getting any air, it is the feeling of being scared that the cord will break and cause a separation between you and God.That is why we need to be alert and of sober mind. cause the enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8.
Sometimes the things that seems to be of no harm will be harmful. Sometimes we overestimate or strength just to find out that the place we are in we are selling ourself short. We need to back off and seek God.
As a person that has the calling of leadership on your life and you are functioning as leader you can not let everybody in your space. Some people will take from you without putting it back.(strength, energy , ideas…) They suck the energy out of you. they bring you down for Satan’s pleasure. Satan uses people to get what he wants. He will laugh at you in your down moment. When he thinks you don’t have the strength to get up he will find peace. But as soon as you plan to start rebuilding all hell is going to break loose. He will use strategies to bring you down. (he will ridicule you, intimidate you, scare you.. but satan’s plans are not unknown for those who pray and seek God)
While I was going through my now cancelled divorce procedure, I was down, this action of mine caused me a lot of stress I was loosing weight. It caused me my energy. In that time I connected with a person who I confided somethings cause my emotion were all over the place and you could read them of my face. Without noticing this person was trying to pretend to care by saying nice things like I understand, if you need to talk I’m here. Sooner than I expected I was constantly messaging on whats-app. Without knowing I was being carried away. I was feeling tired the whole time, couldn’t give anyone no motivational word, my problems were growing bigger. The demand and the feeling of obligation towards the wrong person began to grow. It was like this person couldn’t be missed in my life.. But the one Person I couldn’t be separated from was the love of God. So I decided that whatever that I can get from God I would take, if it is the same song I will praise Him with, if it is same sentence “Help me Lord” I would say. In my silence I would here Him over and over “Stop talking, Stop exposing yourself, don’t look back” Than one day when I had enough of fighting my own will vs. God’s will, after a service on sunday I messaged this person and I said you are withholding me from God, I choose no longer to give you my time. I’m choosing God over you. I have know broken that line of connection that was causing frequency damage. The truth to be told after this action I missed talking to this person it was as if this person has gotten under my skin. This person became to important in my life just to find out that I was blinded and of guard. Know that I’m aware of this I thank God that he brought me out of the mess I’ve created for myself. I’m free, not looking back. I’m going forward with Jesus in front of me behind me and next to me.
Gods blessings be upon you. Good morning. Today I just hope to shine some of Jesus His light in that ugly situation you may finding yourself in.
You see when you read the bible it says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever more. He is not changing; situations change, people change, the system may fail you but He will never change nor fail you. He is an everlasting God and if He is an everlasting God than I have an everlasting blessing, you have an everlasting blessing.
When I think back on all that He has done, all the miracles I received, all that I’ve been healed from, all that He has deliver me from, all that I been blessed with… I know that He can do the same for you. He did not do it only for me but He did it for all those characters you can read of in the bible. This is prove that if He did it for me and them, He surely can do it for you. Just believe that the Everlasting God is bigger, mightier and stronger. He can bring you out, He can deliver you, He is everything you need in the less expected time. He is never late, just when you think is not going to happen hold on to Him and you will see His glory.
If you think the situation is big and there is not a solution for it so it will be. But if you think that God is bigger and you believe with all your mind, heart and strength without doubting his ability.. you will see that everything that seemed big is small.
With faith you can move mountains.
Bible verses that prove to you that He is the one that can do it for you and for me:
Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
Job 9:4-5 4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast.
Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
5 He moves mountains without their knowing it
and overturns them in his anger.
Matthew 21:21 21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
Isaiah 41:15 15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,
new and sharp, with many teeth.
You will thresh the mountains and crush them,
and reduce the hills to chaff.
Ezekiel 38:20 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.
I hope you will be blessed. Change your perspective of seeing things. All you need is Him. What seems impossible for men is possible for God. Consult the Holy Spirit for wisdom through every situation you may be going through.
My praise: When I didn’t have the strength, the Holy Spirit was pleading for me and fighting for me. In my most peaceful and quiet place in my interior I was crying out for His help. It felt like I was not able to stand up back, but than He stepped in the most perfect time and change my tragedy into a teaching message. My sadness into joy. He turned it all around. So I believe with you today that God will do it for you.
Hold on and never let go. Be blessed. From my heart tot yours.
God bless you,
Today I want to emphasis on the fact that if it wore not for Jesus Christ we would be nothing, we wouldn’t have anything to hold on to. Sometimes it seems like we exhort others and direct them to people, we press duty on them instead of directing them to Jesus both for righteousness and strength. Lately it seems like we do things only to get recognition, so people can see what you have accomplished, only to create a name forgetting that you are working in the Kingdom of God, that you are a servant of Christ and a ambassador of the Kingdom. God is the Author of life the beginner and the ending of or faith.
If you look at John the Baptist, he was teaching the word and baptising them with water, the symbol that you are cleanse from the dirt you have been in. But he also showed the people on the fact that their will be Someone greater coming that wil baptise with the Holy Spirit. John was doing exactly what Jesus send us to do but even so he did not take the glory but He recognise Jesus as the One and Only. Baptising with the Holy Spirit would not only cleanse the outside but also the inside. Remember everything you do, do it with love and do it for Jesus Christ and directing people to Him. People must see Jesus. It is our duty to bring people to Christ to bring them the good news of Jesus.
Luke 14:8-11 tells a parable of the guests that picked the places of honor at the table.
8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
With loving regards,
God bless you,
This morning I just want to encourage you to listen what God is trying to tell you. Be still and let Him do the work. If your constantly talking your so caught up in what you are doing and don’t have the time to listen. In our daily life it is important to listen to what people is trying to say, to filter what is important for you and to listen to God what He is telling you to do with the information that you received. #recharging #break #listening #refill #silence
James 1:19The Message (MSG)
19-21 Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
Jesus made sure that everything was plain and clear explained to us. This is what He Said in John 14:26The Message (MSG)
25-27 “I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.
Be sensitive to the voice of God. Let the Holy Spirit minister to you. Don’t be your own boss but let Jesus own the throne of your heart.
With loving regards,