Memory Verses : 21 July 2014

 

The first memory verse I that stood out in my heart when I was reading the word yesterday was:

Matthew 6:19-20 which states “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal

These bible verses really stood out to me because a lot of people these days work so hard to make their humanly lives perfect, forgetting that we are all spiritual being having a human experience. ( In 1 Thessalonians 5:23 it states that we have a  spirit, soul and a body). Brothers and sisters merely working to make your human life better without the presence of God is sheer vanity. For it is better to be homeless and penniless with the presence of God that to have all the treasures of the earth and not know who God is.

In my view people invest all or too much of their time, money and energy they have into making their homes beautiful, driving the fanciest cars and trying to be the wealthiest (I am also guilty of this). There is no problem with having a beautiful home, driving the best car and being the wealthiest, however the problem occurs when people forget the source of all these things. Brothers and sisters you must realise that no matter who you are, where you came from, how wealthy you or your family  are, how educated you are, even what religion you are, God is the sources of all your success! God is the reason why you are where you are. Therefore work hard in life to receive what your heart desires but don’t ever forget to work harder for the Kingdom of God and to do the will of God for it is better for you to lose your life to Christ than to find your life to yourself because in Christ you have all you can ever ask or think of. Plus after all never forget that our physical body passes away. Death is inevitable for all, physical death is guaranteed for all that are born. It is when your physical body die that your spirit foes to the Father (or not). You see, the problem with death is that not only is it a certain event in all our lives, but we don’t know when it is. Death is usually unexpected. I don’t know if any of you watch crime shows such as the First 48 Hours but it’s one of my favourite shows and on all episodes I have watched, all the victims of murder never expected to die the day they died. They never expected that they won’t see tomorrow. As a matter of fact most of the victims had wonderful plans for the future. The saddest of episodes I watch on this show are the ones where the victim was a drug dealer or a drug addicted person and they had plans to change their life in the future or to get right with God, but they never had the chance and was killed thinking they still have a chance to change. How painful it is for me as a lover of Christ to know that there are people out there that are dying in sin when they had the chance to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. In Romans 6:23 the word of God says that “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Brothers and sisters, the time is NOW, time is running out. If you would like to be saved by Jesus Christ just say this prayer out loud and mean it with all your heart:

Prayer of Salvation:

Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you and that I am sorry for my sins and the life of unbelief that I have lived. Father please forgive me. 

I believe that you sent your only begotten son Jesus Christ to shed is precious blood on the cross and he died for my sins. You said in your word in Romans 10:9 that “If we confess to the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead we shall be saved”.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul and with my heart I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Saviour and according to his word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. Lord transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to you alone and not myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name amen.

Now that you are saved you need to join a bible based church and read the word of God daily. After joining the church you will also want to get water baptised to show your obedience to God. Water baptism is a symbol of your salvation from death. You were dead spiritually now you are alive through Jesus Christ our Lord. May God give you the thirst mentioned in Psalm 42:1 which states “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for you, O God“.

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43 Day Bible Reading Challenge!

So, as some of you know I have tried to read the whole bible a few times, and having  failed each time I decided to give up altogether and just read it at church or when my heart desires at home. However after reading Craig Kanalley account of how reading the bible changed his life, I think I am going to give it another shot. Not to mention that also through reading the word I’ll be getting closer to the Utmost High! (That is ALWAYS a bonus)

So below is my 43 Day reading challenge which in Jesus name I will not fail at this time! If you’re wondering why I made it a 43 Day challenge then wonder no more I made it 43 days just to be random !

So this is the plan; I will read the chapters listed below on the specific dates listed and also at the end of each day I will post a minimum of 2 memory verses and why I decided to make them my memory verses! I declare right now in the name of Jesus that through reading his word in the challenge below my life will be changed. After Day 43 by faith I will be posting a testimony of what occurred or changed in the time of the challenge

Jul. 21: Genesis 1-21Matthew 1-6
Jul. 22: Genesis 22-42Matthew 7-12
Jul. 23: Genesis 43-50; Exodus 1-13Matthew 13-18
Jul. 24: Exodus 14-34Matthew 19-24
Jul. 25: Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1-15Matthew 25-28; Mark 1-2
Jul. 26: Leviticus 16-27; Numbers 1-9Mark 3-8
Jul. 27: Numbers 10-30Mark 9-14
Jul. 28: Numbers 31-36; Deuteronomy 1-15Mark 15-16; Luke 1-4
Jul. 29: Deuteronomy 16-34; Joshua 1-2Luke 5-10
Jul. 30: Joshua 3-23Luke 11-16
Jul. 31: Joshua 24; Judges 1-20Luke 17-22
Aug. 1: Judges 21; Ruth 1-4; 1 Samuel 1-16Luke 23-24; John 1-4
Aug. 2: 1 Samuel 17-31; 2 Samuel 1-6John 5-10
Aug. 3: 2 Samuel 7-24; 1 Kings 1-3John 11-16
Aug. 4: 1 Kings 4-22; 2 Kings 1-2John 17-21; Acts 1
Aug. 5: 2 Kings 3-23Acts 2-7
Aug. 6: 2 Kings 24-25; 1 Chronicles 1-19Acts 8-13
Aug. 7: 1 Chronicles 20-29; 2 Chronicles 1-11Acts 14-19
Aug. 8: 2 Chronicles 12-32Acts 20-25
Aug. 9: 2 Chronicles 33-36; Ezra 1-10; Nehemiah 1-7Acts 26-28; Romans 1-3
Aug. 10: Nehemiah 8-13; Esther 1-10; Job 1-5Romans 4-9
Aug. 11: Job 6-26Romans 10-15
Aug. 12: Job 27-42; Psalms 1-4Romans 16; 1 Corinthians 1-5
Aug. 13: Psalms 5-251 Corinthians 6-11
Aug. 14: Psalms 26-451 Corinthians 12-16; 2 Corinthians 1
Aug. 15: Psalms 46-662 Corinthians 2-7
Aug. 16: Psalms 67-862 Corinthians 8-12
Aug. 17: Psalms 87-1072 Corinthians 13; Galatians 1-5
Aug. 18: Psalms 108-118Galatians 6; Ephesians 1-4
Aug. 19: Psalms 119Ephesians 5-6; Philipians 1-4
Aug. 20: Psalms 120-141Colossians 1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1
Aug. 21: Psalms 142-150; Proverbs 1-131 Thessalonians 2-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-2
Aug. 22: Proverbs 14-31; Ecclesiastes 1-42 Thessalonians 3; 1 Timothy 1-4
Aug. 23: Ecclesiastes 5-12; Song of Songs 1-8; Isaiah 1-61 Timothy 5-6; 2 Timothy 1-4
Aug. 24: Isaiah 7-28Titus 1-3; Philemon 1; Hebrews 1
Aug. 25: Isaiah 29-50Hebrews 2-7
Aug. 26: Isaiah 51-66; Jeremiah 1-6Hebrews 8-12
Aug. 27: Jeremiah 7-28Hebrews 13; James 1-5
Aug. 28: Jeremiah 29-501 Peter 1-5
Aug. 29: Jeremiah 51-52; Lamentations 1-5; Ezekiel 1-152 Peter 1-3; 1 John 1-3
Aug. 30: Ezekiel 16-371 John 4-5; 2 John 1; 3 John 1; Jude 1
Aug. 31: Ezekiel 38-48; Daniel 1-12Revelation 1-6
Sep. 1: Hosea 1-14; Joel 1-3; Amos 1-5Revelation 7-11
Sep. 2: Amos 6-9; Obadiah 1; Jonah 1-4; Micah 1-7; Nahum 1-3; Habakkuk 1-3; Zephaniah 1Revelation 12-17
Sep. 3: Zephaniah 2-3; Haggai 1-2; Zechariah 1-14; Malachi 1-4Revelation 18-22

Praise Bible Verses

Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath PRAISE the LORD. Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 41:13
“Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.”

Psalm 103:22
“Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, my soul.”

Psalm 145:21
“My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.”

Vanity..

I have come to a point in my life where I have began to realise that actually, everything, yes EVERYTHING is vanity because the only reason why you and I are on this globe we call earth is to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Nothing else matters do you realise that? People live life wanting to make something of themselves, not realising that actually your are one of God’s most amazing creations and the power within you is indescribable. You live your life wanting to become ‘something’ why don’t you try living your life the way that God created you live it; through praising and worshipping him with your every action, your every word and your every desire. Let your life be a testament to the goodness and faithfulness of God. Do not live your life in vanity for your reap what you sow!

New Year, New Start !

Thank God for his grace that kept us through the year of 2013 and into 2014! Many wanted to make it to this day but they couldn’t! Many lost their loved ones last year but we thank the Lord Jesus that he kept us as well as our loved ones. He is a faithful God indeed. Continue to trust in him and to do his will in this year.

I decree and declare that the year of 2014 shall be a fruitful year for you in Jesus name! Amen.

Don’t let trials discourage you!

People from all walks of life go through trials. Whatever happens in life, do not let trials beat you down and destroy you. Ash God to reveal the purpose of the trial to you so that you maybe sure to not miss the lesson that God has for you. Do not give up in midst of a trial for 1 Peter 1:7 says “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

Job went through all sorts of trials, he lost everything he owned, from property to his children and on top of that he got very ill, yet despite all of this through the grace of God he overcame his trials and he was given double for the trouble he had gone through. So brothers and sisters, wherever you are, continue to endure and use that trial as a way to practice living the word of God. Trials are so valuable because in essence they bring you close to knowing the person of God as your faith is increase!

Stay blessed!