To build a godly and strong family, you must be established firmly in what you believe. Then, build your family on the basis of your beliefs and values.
A family is a community of people who believe the same things and live according to the same principles. Anyone whose principles and values are identical to yours is ‘family’.
Jesus redefined family: “Pointing to His disciples, Jesus said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
The ways of God are higher than our ways. In all you do, cultivate intimacy with the Holy Spirit and He will show you what really matters and guide you to ultimate heights in destiny.
Though there might be visible manifestations of true success; more often than not, genuine success is not something that can be appreciated with the natural senses. Personal success is subjective.
I’m aware of the unfortunate fact that most people on this planet still view the phrase ‘no sweat no sweet’ as normal.
To walk in harmony with Him, you need to discover why God works, what your work is, and then do your work the same way.
When I talk about your assignment in the house of God, I’m not necessarily talking about only what you do in terms of ushering people to their seats, singing in the choir, welcoming first-timers and the likes.
We have all kinds of food, and Jesus is saying that your work from the Father is some sort of food.
Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working.” ~ John 5:17 Work is from God; work is godly. So, what is your work? You are from the Father, you came from the Father; so everything about you has to come from the Father, […]
God is always at His work. Jesus is always at His work. And If you are not always at your work, you are not being like the Father; you are not being like God.
I see you holding on until the result is visible. I see you holding on until the manifestations occur in the physical. I see you holding on until the finger of God is clearly seen in all areas of your life in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
I can tell you this: You definitely don’t need Ishmael in your life! You don’t need all that pain and agony.
The element of sacrifice in your worship is not enough to make your worship acceptable; it must be voluntary.
He stood in the gap for Jesus. He lifted up that cross. It was painful. It was heavy. And he carried it up the hill of Golgotha; not for himself, but for Jesus. Yet Jesus didn’t even say thank you. Now that’s uncharacteristic of Jesus!
Thus, Jesus Christ came to the point in His life, where His spirit was still willing but His body was weak. And there was nothing He could do about it.
You could validly argue that Simon of Cyrene assisted Jesus to carry out the greatest mission for mankind ever. Yet, not a word was said to him. This is shocking, really!