5 Ways God Still Works Miracles Today

Life in this fast paced and technologically advanced generation is completely different to life in the days of Moses, Jesus, Paul and even that of our grandparents.

Mankind has made so many advancements in every area of life. What with nano bots being injected into the blood stream to cure diseases, food production is secure in the form of GMO products (whose safety is questionable). Soon cars and aeroplanes will be self operated. We are right now on the brink of another revolution in the form of AI (Artificial Intelligence).

With all these feats, it becomes easy to sit God on the bench.

In fact, perhaps we can even be tempted to think God doesn’t need to work miracles anymore. But, on the contrary:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

No matter how “grown up” and independent we may think we are, God still sees us as His children. He, as a loving father, wants to be involved in our lives. He is still the same God Abraham, Isaac and Jacob worshipped. He is the same God our forefathers served.

And He still works miracles today.

Let me briefly outline five ways God still works miracles today. I hope your faith will be ignited to believe and walk in miracles today.

1. Salvation

Salvation is by far the greatest of all miracles. I say this for many reasons but I’ll give you 3…..

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How To Be A Christian Blogger: 6 Great Tips

So you want to be a Christian blogger?

Great!

In the predominantly degenerate cyberspace, sanity and morality need to be restored by Christian bloggers. These are Christ-driven bloggers who influence the largely unchurched “Cyber Junkies.”

In the past, blogging used to be a simple way for people to journal their lives but that has radically changed over the years. Blogs have evolved into living magazines that impact thousands of lives.

As with all things technological though, Christians are lagging behind. Even though Christian blogs do exist, they are heavily outnumbered. Here’s the good news: there’s an online revival taking place where more and more Christian bloggers are emerging and commanding huge followings.

Who knows, you could be the next agent of revival through your upcoming blog.

I hope I have tickled your ears and ignited a spark in your heart to be part of this revival.

The question, however, is how do you become a Christian blogger? I’ll give you 6 great tips.

1) Have a Vision for Your Blog Before you sign up for WordPress, Wix, tumblr or whatever platform you prefer, write down a vision for your blog. What do you ultimately want to achieve with your blog?

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5 Steps To Serving Your Generation

5 Steps To Serving Your Generation

Are you serving God’s purpose in life? Are you making a difference in your generation?

Perhaps you would love to but have no idea how to.

I published this article on Secondly Magazine and I hope it will help you be the generation changer God created you to be.

Isaiah 58:12
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:
thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;
and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Secondly Magazine

For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption.

Acts 13:36

Every believer has a mandate to serve their generation. You, as an individual, are expected to actively serve God and your generation by employing your gifts and talents in your sphere of influence.

Your first mission field is right where you are. Serve right where you are with what you have. This is not a mammoth task as many think. Here are 5 simple steps you can take to serve your generation.

1.  Discover your gift

God has deposited particular gifts in every human being on earth. This is an area of strength you are to use for the benefit of the Kingdom and the world.

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…..

Romans 12:6

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​Developing A Lifestyle Of Prayer

 

Luke 18:1
 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;


 Pray Always

Prayer is a daily activity.

It is like breathing, it should always be “ON”.

When you stop breathing you die.

So it is in the spiritual, when you stop praying you die slowly.


2Sa 11:1 — 2Sa 11:3
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

It was the time, the season for kings to go to battle. But David decided to “skip” the battle this time. 

“Another day, I always go to battle. Skipping one battle is inconsequential.”

Because he skipped, he ended up falling into a grievous sin.

Neglecting the habit of prayer has consequences!

When we skip the habit of prayer, we become susceptible to sin.

We become spiritually weak and open to temptation and attack.

Don’t Faint

Prayer is a tiring exercise physically and spiritually.

Prayer can also he disheartening when the answers seem to be delaying.

Don’t give up, keep on praying.

Prayer is warfare.

In warfare we get hurt.

Even when the devil attacks you for praying, keep on praying.

The Meaning Of Prayer 

What prayer is not:

  • Prayer is not shouting your requests to God.
  • Prayer is not moving God to do something.

Prayer is a Very simple thing:


PRAYER IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Prayer is simply your relationship with God.
Let us look at one central verse that explains the meaning of prayer.


Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

By your relationship and supplication……

The supplication part is what we mistakenly call prayer.

Be careful for nothing, why?

You have a relationship with Almighty God.

Because of that relationship, you have access to make supplication, which means:


supplication

ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃn/

noun

1. the action of asking for something earnestly or humbly.

From the scripture above we see that prayer is in 3 parts:

#1. Relationship with God

#2. Supplication (asking)

#3. Thanksgiving ( because of the answer, even before it comes)

Part 2 and 3 are impossible without part 1.

Gen 3:8 — Gen 3:9

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

This is prayer. Adam had a daily date with God that was born out of a relationship.

They had a specific time and place .

For many people, God is asking, “Where are you?”

God longs for a relationship with you but He can’t find you in the place and time of prayer.

Where are you?

Gen 5:22 — Gen 5:25

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Prayer is walking with God, a relationship with God.

This is a picture of 2 best friends walking and talking to each other.

It is not 2 strangers who walk in silence, like many people do with God.

Where are you?

God longs to have a relationship with you, don’t give Him the silent treatment.

Talk to Him As you talk to a friend. Involve Him in everything you do.

He is always there, ever present. Yet many ignore Him.

Develop a lifestyle of prayer.

FINDING PERFECT PEACE IN A PERFECT STORM

I submitted the article below for publication on a blog called faithfuldevotions some time ago. Little did I know I was sending myself comfort into the future. It got published a few hours before I lost my father in law to cancer.
I don’t know what storm is raging around you, but may you find perfect peace in your storm

FINDING PERFECT PEACE IN A PERFECT STORM 

His marriage was going through a massive storm. Financially, well, let’s just say he was living by faith. Did I mention that he had just buried a teenage daughter? But every time I met him, he was smiling from ear to ear.
I was confused. I knew what he was going through. He wasn’t supposed to be smiling. If anything, he had the right to be bitter at the world. He was entitled, dare I say, to be angry at God. But he wasn’t. And that’s what  baffled me.
 

The Secret to Perfect Peace

I just had to ask. And so I did. I wanted to know his secret, the secret to perfect peace in the midst of such turmoil.
His answer?

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.

I was still  perplexed. So he explained it to me as a father teaches a child the basic elements of life.
 

#1 Have a Steadfast Mind
 

Perfect peace comes from a steadfast mind. A mind that is always focused on the ultimate and not the immediate. A mind that is concerned about the eternal outcome and not the temporary distractions.

A steadfast mind is focused on the immutable word of God.
A steadfast mind understands that the storm is around me, not in me. 

Find the full devotion here

Pick Up Your Cross!

Pick Up Your Cross!

I read this article on Ladycee’s blog “Women Of Warfare ” and it has been haunting me ever since (in a good way of course 😊).

I just thought of sharing it with you because I also want you to experience what I experienced. No, not the haunting but a personal revival that came through reading the post.

Please read it prayerfully, it will change your life.

God bless!

Women of Warfare! (WOW!)

What is your cross?

It is any situation that calls for you to die to the dictates, desires and demands of your flesh… that requires you to take the route of suffering knowing that death to your flesh will enable you to minister God’s life-giving spirit to someone else.

The “flesh” represents not just your body but also your appetites, inclinations, impulses, negative and contrary responses.

Now the cross we are expected to carry, the path we are expected to tread will be unique to each one of us.

In my case, crucifying my flesh requires me to remain silent in the face of lies, false accusations, scorn and ridicule. It demands that I walk humbly through the gates of self-denial and submit to the punishing nails of humiliation as my name, reputation and self-esteem are nailed mercilessly to my cross. It also demands that I bear this cross of perpetual…

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5 Tips For Getting Through the Dreaded Teenage Phase

Hi guys!

Sorry for the long silence. I have been busy working on setting up a freelance writing business (if you know anyone who needs a freelance writer let me know😁).

Just thought I would share an article of mine that got published this weekend. Would appreciate if you can read it and share.

Thanks! Much love.

5 Tips For Getting Through the Dreaded Teenage Phase

The Dreaded Years
It’s every parents worst nightmare. It’s an inevitable moment on the journey of parenthood. A moment that comes too soon for many a parent, finding them ill equipped to handle the drastic changes that come with it.

Yes. You got It right. I’m talking about the terrible teenager stage. Science attributes it to hormones and growth, but I think it’s a conspiracy theory. I think the teens gather in the middle of the night and conspire to test our love for them.

Whatever the logical (or outlandish) reason for your little angel mutating into a pain in the rear end, it is possible for you as a parent to prevent or cure it. This article is a prescription for parents who are ready to take the battle behind enemy lines.

Ready? Here goes.


#1. Cut Them Some Slack

I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was a sunny day and the water was glistening as it reflected the sun’s rays. Well not really, the water was muddy but that’s besides the point. 

The point is I caught my first fish that day. As I struggled to reel it in my father shouted, “cut him some slack!” I knew what he meant. I had seen him doing it a couple of times. He would let the fish swim a distance, reel it in, let it swim a short distance, reel it in and so on. The whole point of the exercise was to tire the fish out so as to make it easier to reel in.

Cut your teen some slack.

I know, I know. You wanted some sage wisdom that would make your teen as docile as a new born kitten. Sorry. Life isn’t like that. 

Sometimes as a parent you need to loosen up and give your teen room to grow. In fact, you need to extend the boundaries of the house rules at this stage in their life. Don’t treat them the same way you treat a toddler (how I wish that were possible).

Instead of fighting them, like the fish, give them enough room to extend their boundaries without letting them go off completely. This means trust them enough to let them do as they please but within the confines of legal and family values.

Read full article here.

Thanks again!!!!