Why Study the Word of God?

A couple of weeks ago the thought of how I was not doing my best as far as consistency in bible study was concerned. This however was not the first time such a thought had crisscrossed my conscience and made me think so deeply about my lack of commitment (at times) in reading (studying and applying) the Word of God. It had happened to me many times in the past that I would set goals to read the bible from cover to cover and embark on it with much zeal only to lose the battle on the way.

I remember one-time starting off the journey with immeasurable enthusiasm. I wanted to do it, I wanted to get to know Gods greatness in the progression of time as I had always heard my pastor say. I had always recalled the way he would say about this God, and moreso, the savior – Jesus- that he is him that was from the beginning of time and still is even in the current times, and that he will still reign far past the end of time. I yearned to get an understanding of these and many other facts about this amazing God. The doctrine of the trinity, mores, fascinated and evoked my curiosity the more. I needed to get a grip of these, I had to read the bible. and so, I started the journey. It took me not long and the zeal was gone, the fascination was nowhere. It no longer was exciting as it initially was and so I stopped it. This happened to me severally.

And so, over the few past weeks, my mind was redirected. I found myself thinking in a different direction. Why should I read the Bible? As a young a Christian, of what essence is this so-called Word of God to me?

The bible wasn’t written that it may expand our knowledge. Rather, it was written that it might inspire us and lead us towards understanding of our creator’s great love, and the mystery of his immense grace and mercy. This, amongst other reasons should motivate all Christians to study the word of God.

Firstly, this Word is infallible. It comes with absolutely no error whatsoever.  Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.” Clearly, therefore, the Word of God is the only perfect word ever spoken to humanity and thus, we should study it. Secondly, it is a complete word, given to us to fully guide our Christian walk. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” Therefore, I (we) must study it because it contains the full instructions for our living. It totally suffices our needs. Thirdly, the Word of God is sure, and will always accomplish its purpose. In Isaiah 55:11 it says, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” This simply implies that this word carries in it the blessings of being Christian in the promises that God makes all through and then assures us that these will come to pass according to the will of God.

This understanding motivated me to be serious about studying the Bible because in there has he hidden the promise of eternity. It is in the lines of the bible that the promises of God and the assurance that He gives to His followers are found. I will study it with consistency.





To focus is to direct one’s attention or concentrate on something. The word in itself brings a thought of a person struggling to keep his/her eyes fixed on something yet around him/her there are so many distractions seeking his/her attention as well.

The world around us is naturally attention grabbing. At all times it will seek to divert us from the sole attention of our lives as people called after the name of the Lord- the worship and love of God. And He replied to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. (Matthew 22:37-38) The bible tells us to lay aside every weight (distraction) and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we run our race. He is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2) “He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Colossians 1:18). By rights, He should be our focus.

Hebrews 2 lists some of the things that Christ has done or is doing for us: He shared our humanity (verse 14), He breaks the power of the devil (verse 14), He frees us (verse 15)-You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32) whom the son sets free is free indeed (vs 36), the power of the holy spirit that we have received through Christ sets us free from all sin and death (Rom 8:2) He is our “merciful and faithful high priest” (verse 17), He suffered for us (verse 18), and He helps those who are tempted in this world (verse 18). Because of all this, Hebrews 3:1, says, “Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.”  

In Mathew 14:25-30, Peter could only walk on water as long as he kept his eyes fixed on Jesus. When he looked aside and saw the waves and the wind and began to doubt, then he began to sink. Focus on Christ alone is enough to keep us going. We have to stop worrying about our needs and circumstances and fix our eyes on Him. Now all glory to Him who is able to do infinitely more than we can think or ask, according to the mighty power at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)
What are some of the distractions that come our way?


  1. We’re human, and we tend to be very self-focused. It’s easy for us to get lost in our problems and ourselves to a point where we lose sight of God. When we become too focused on ourselves, we are no longer focusing on God. So much of our time even in prayer is spent on me, I and myself prayers such that we even forget to just sit at the feet of Jesus to listen to what God has to say over our lives. How many times have you taken time to just worship and give thanks to God? Jesus himself is a perfect example of considering others better than even ourselves. Even though he was God, he did not consider this as something to cling to. He instead accepted to give himself fully for me and you, even enduring suffering and a shameful criminal death on the cross so that we might receive salvation. And as a result, this he was exalted above all, and given the name above all names, that at the mention of that name every knee should bow in heaven and on earth, and every tongue confess that He indeed is Lord. (Philippians 2:4-11)
  1. Lust and love. We often find ourselves thinking of a crush before we think of God. We find ourselves lost in romantic fantasy or distracted by our partners. We can even get lost in our partner to where we no longer focus on our faith, and we only focus on the other person. Breakups can also be a huge distraction as we immerse ourselves in sadness. Christians are very marriage focused, and the desire to get married can also be a huge distraction from God and His purpose for our life.
  2. Television, movies, books…they all provide escape from our daily lives. There is nothing that says we cannot provide ourselves a little break from reality by being entertained, but when that entertainment gets in the way of our faith, it becomes a spiritual distraction. We need to cultivate a balance. Our affections should not be misplaced. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15)
  1. Material things. Every day, every week we wake up to new gadgets, new stuff. All we need to do is to draw a difference between what we want and what we need. No single day shall we fail to get updated stuff in the market but God has been there, he is there and will forever be there. He is eternal. The bible says that He is God yesterday, today and he will be God even tomorrow. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Tim 6:10)                                                               
  1. Academics and work. We all need to go to school and many people need to work. They are an essential part of our lives, but we also need to be careful not to let them distract us from our faith. Now, faith does not give us an excuse to ditch school or not study. To avoid the distractions that school and work can cause, we must be better at managing our time. An out of control schedule is one thing we must save ourselves from. We have to, we must prune our activities. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Eph 5:16)                                                                               
  2. Works of service. Even serving God can provide a spiritual distraction. Sure, we may be working for Him, but sometimes we lose sight of God in our struggle of being better and better servants every day.

How then do we maintain a focus on Christ?

True fellowship requires us to put to death all that is earthly (fornication, impurity, evil passions, covetousness- adultery) and bring to life the heavenly (compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness and patience). Striving daily to die to self and be alive in the spirit can be really helpful. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (col 3:1-4)

We can only be focused on Christ when our private lives are in order. Developing and constantly observing the basic spiritual disciplines of bible study, meditation on the word, daily quiet time, a never ceasing prayer cycle and a petrous hard faith can be of great help:

Here are some practical ways for a born-again believer to stay focused on Christ:

  1. Commit to reading the Bible. It is impossible for a believer to be consistently in the Word without having his attention drawn again and again to Christ: “The Scriptures point to me!” Jesus said (John 5:39, NLT) Then He said to them, this is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Then He [thoroughly] opened up their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer and on the third day rise from (among) the dead, (Luke 24:44) (Hebrews 10:7). To focus on the Word of God is to have the Son of God brought more into focus. Note that when Jesus was tempted by the devil who sought to divert His focus on God, he used the scripture to overcome him. So, reading and memorizing scripture is very key for our focus. We get more focused on God when we meditate upon the scriptures day and night (Joshua 1:8)
  2. Develop your prayer life. Prayer is a communication with our heavenly father. When we communicate to Him in prayer, we definitely focus on Him. If you want to know how to pray, read Jesus’ instructions to His disciples in Luke 11:1–13. As you speak to the Lord throughout your day, you will naturally be more focused on Him. Little things, big things—we can come to the Lord with any and all of our cares. The command is to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), to always be in an attitude and atmosphere of instant prayer.
  3. Trust the Lord as your only protector: “My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare” (Psalm 25:15). Once we understand the spiritual dangers we face every day, we will focus more on Christ, our one and only Savior, who alone has the power of deliverance.
  4. Recognize your constant need of the Lord as the source of all good things: “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us” (Psalm 123:2, ESV). The world offers various means of obtaining love, joy, and peace, but they are destined to disappoint. The believer should understand that love, joy, and peace (and a many other fine gifts) are the direct result of his relationship with Christ (Galatians 5:22–23). As some put their trust in horses, chariots and their own might, we put ours in the Lord. (Psalms 20:7)
  5. See the world for what it is: a sin-filled place of desperate need. The darker the world is to us, the more clearly the light of Christ will stand out. It’s not hard to focus on a light in a darkened room. And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19). Those who stay focused on Christ will find their perspective on worldly things changing…And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”
  6. A daily quiet time with expectancy, reverence, alertness and willingness to obey. “O God, you are my God. I earnestly seek you.” (Ps 63:1) Mark 1:35- Early in the morning Jesus separates himself to a quiet place to have a focused time with His father. Acts 2:1-2 peter and John went to the temple to have a time in prayer. Don’t try to serve God with your leftover time. Have a time specifically set for Him.


Why should I get born again? Why should I receive Christ and give Him my life instead of I myself keeping it? You too might be wondering why everywhere you go evangelists are always persuading you to get born again.

There are many benefits to serving God. David lists some of them in Psalm 103:1-6. These are God’s paycheck with a bonus for being a blood washed, born-again child of God. Oh yea, the world and the Devil offer benefits as well, but the paycheck is woe, misery, sickness, depression, death, and, oh yes, don’t forget about the bonus — an eternal hell fire. Satan and the world will whine and claim that there is nothing to this, but God has given us a wonderful salvation for all to see and it is free of charge to anyone that is willing to come and humble themselves before a holy and righteous God.


The benefits of serving our wonderful God include, but are not limited to:

  1. He forgives all our iniquities. If we confess that we have sinned he is faithful enough to forgive us. (1 John 1:7-9) When our sins are forgiven, we are able to approach His throne of grace in our times of need and ask for help. When we are full of sin, this favor is denied. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. (John 9:31). The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)
  2. He heals all our diseases and we enjoy good health. How can a child of the Most High suffer these common ailments? Never, for He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the deadly disease. (Psalms 91:3) By the stripes of Jesus we are not only saved but we have access to divine healing. Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. (Jeremiah 33:6).
  3. Our lives are redeemed from eternal destruction. Now every redeemed soul can sing with confidence, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55). We are saved from the death and destruction that we deserved.
  4. He crowns us with loving kindness and tender mercies. God is love and we as His children get to enjoy the full measure of His love to the point that on the day of judgement we shall be confident to stand before Him. His perfect love that casts out fear. For we are not given a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
  5. He renews our youth like the eagles. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
  6. The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. When the enemy (Satan and the world) comes in like a flood God answers the cries and prayers of those that call upon Him because of the oppressor. He is too righteous and just to close His ears to their cry. When you become a child of God. He quiets the oppressor so that he is never heard of again.
  7. He satisfies us with good things. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11). Be it financial provision, be it peace of mind, He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can think of or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)

What are you waiting for? Receive Christ today as your savior and begin a journey of personal faith in Him. For sure you will never be disappointed.

Say this prayer and believe if you wanna be born again:

Heavenly God, with understanding I confess that I have not lived to the mark. I have been lost in sin and worldly ways. Today I pray that you may forgive my sins. Search me Lord, and see my anxious thoughts, lead me to your way everlasting. Thank you for giving your son to die for me and my sins. I give myself to you. Take me and reside in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen


Mankind, as recorded in the Bible, is born in a state of sin because of the original sin of Adam and Eve. We are therefore not just sinners because we sin but instead, we sin because we are sinners by nature. While we may have the freedom to choose our course of conduct, we still lack the freedom to fully avoid sin. Sin is inherent in each choice we make. It is only God’s choice to extend His grace to us that salvation is possible.

John 3:16 -17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. “Then as one man’s trespass led to the condemnation of all men, so one man’s (Jesus) act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5:18-19)

Salvation comes first by us confessing that indeed Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins and that He rose again from the dead and is now alive seated at the right Hand of the Father. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved. (Romans 10:9-10). When we confess Jesus Christ as Lord, we place ourselves at the foot of the cross in absolute surrender to God who, through the Lord Jesus Christ, has made it possible for sinful man to be reconciled to a holy and righteous God.

Secondly, we have to believe and prove our faith by total submission to God. We should surrender our wills to the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in Him as the only hope of our salvation. By grace, we are saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)

Grace gives us the justification, but faith gives us acceptance before God. And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) the bile puts it so clear that when Abraham believed, his faith was credited to him as righteousness.

Salvation, however free it is, comes with strings attached. After you are born again, your old lifestyle has to go with all its sinful behaviors and tendencies. “You then take up a new Christlike self. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He also created man in his own image and likeness. (Gen 1:26-30) He then gave man dominion over all His creation and allowed him to eat from all the trees in the garden except only one tree-the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 2:16) Then, man enjoyed unlimited fellowship with God. The Lord God would visit Adam and Eve in the garden just to see how they were faring on. (Gen 3:8)

Then comes the serpent who deceives Eve to eat the fruit from the tree that the Lord had forbidden. Instead of remembering the lord’s instruction and refusing to be deceived, Eve gave in to the deception and ate the fruit. She even gave some to her husband who eats as well. All of a sudden, they discover that they were naked. And so, sin came into the world as a result of Adam and Eve failing to meet the standard that God had set for them. They missed the mark! (Sin means to miss a mark.)

Now man is kicked out of the garden of Eden where he used to enjoy Gods presence. As a result of sin, man and God are separated.  With the following generations, man grew to be more evil to the extent that God decided to wipe the whole human population with a flood. (Gen 7)

Later on, man tries getting back to God through Human interventions. They offer animal sacrifices for the atonement of sins but it just couldn’t work. Animal blood could only last a short time and they therefore had to offer such sacrifices periodically for them to receive forgiveness of sin from God and for peace (Lev 7:1-3, 11-13). Offering animal blood was like sacrificing that animal’s life for them to receive forgiveness of sin. Blood represents life. (Lev 17:14) Only Jesus’ blood was able to grant eternal forgiveness.

No one is righteous. “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.” (Romans 5:12) “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) “There is none righteous, not even one.” (Romans 3:10).

Even our best deeds are tainted before Him. So, there is no way we can attain salvation, forgiveness of sin and reunion with God by our own deeds. Many people try to earn a place in heaven by performing good deeds such as attending church, giving money to the poor, being a good person, or by getting baptized or christened. The truth is many good and generous people will live in hell, being eternally separated from God because the penalty for their sin must be paid. It is impossible to earn entrance into heaven or to earn salvation. In Matthew 7:22-23, Jesus said, “Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Because of our sin, we all deserve death. The bible states, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23). While the physical consequence of sin is physical death, that is not the only kind of death that results from sin. All sin is ultimately committed against an eternal and infinite God (Psalm 51:4). Because of that, the just penalty for our sin is also eternal and infinite. What we need to be saved from is eternal destruction (Matthew 25:46, Revelations,20:15)

New Life at Work

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20, NIV)

“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:11, NIV)

Christ can live and continue his ministry through us while we are still in this world. These two verses encapsulate these “secrets” of the kingdom to us. If we grasp these truths, in faith, our lives will be in for radical change. We can become “overcomers,” no longer helpless victims enslaved to sin.

We must be crucified with Christ, counting ourselves dead to sin. Yes, sin lurks inside of us, always trying to reassert itself. But the good news is we no longer have to surrender to its control. The following verses verify this spiritual truth:

  • “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.” (Romans 8:12, NIV)
  • “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” (Romans 6:6, NIV)
  • “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:13, NIV)
  • “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16, NIV)

Can we accept this truth in faith, believing it is true? We must do so if we are to experience the new life in Christ. As far as Paul was concerned, the old Paul was dead. He no longer lived, but Christ lived in him by faith! We are to have the same belief and faith.

These are verses for us to meditate on and memorize. Practice saying the following to yourself:

  1. I am crucified with Christ. The old________ (your name) is dead.
  2. Christ lives in me! He has taken up residence in my heart, and He is now in control.
  3. The life I live now in my body is by faith in Christ.

When we mess up from time to time, we then confess, for “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, ESV)

Faith To Move Mountains.

For so long the Israelites stayed in the wilderness on their way from Egypt to the promised land of Canaan. This was barely a distance that could be covered in a very short time but it had to take them forty years. During that period, the generation of the people who left Egypt, the ones who always complained even when God was doing good to them all had to be wiped out so that the generation that entered the promised land was a very new one.
During all this time, God was there for them. He provided water in the wilderness in mysterious ways and provided for them food in a place where food could not be found. He in addition offered them protection from their enemies and even granted them victory in battles they could never have won on their own. He made a way for them where there seemed to be no way at all. They crossed the Red Sea on a dry ground!
As if this was not enough, the children of Israel still had not developed full reliance on God. Even after he promised them that whatever ground their feet stepped on they shall possess, they still had to doubt. They still found it necessary to send spies, twelve young and energetic men, one selected from each community to go and spy the land and bring feedback to them. They wanted to rate and see if what God was giving them was good. They lacked faith!
“…Every place that the sole of your feet shall tread upon, that I have given unto you, as I said unto Moses.” -Joshua 1:3
Even after God promised that the whole earth would be saved through a descendant of Abraham, they still did not believe in Jesus. Their expectations were just the exact opposite of what the will of God was. For instance, while God’s plan was to bring salvation from sin and freedom from the bondage of legality to the whole of the human race, they expected to get a mighty earthly ruler who would establish Israel as a super power kingdom here on earth.
Today God has put this in me, that faith is very key. I have experienced times that made me doubt his greatness. I have lost phones severally and now after losing the last one, about 4 months ago, I have been praying that God gives me another one. For sure I need one, I seriously need it. For all that long I have waited but He has remained mute. Is it that he doesn’t exist? Or is it that he doesn’t hear my prayers? Is it that he doesn’t have the ability and power to deliver a result to my prayer? Is he just a good for nothing God? For sure he isn’t useless. He isn’t powerless. He has ability and authority.
How many battles has God won for us? Has he not been there for us at all times? Has he ever at any point left us to make our way alone? It’s a bare fact that our living, in whatever conditions or circumstances we are living in is just by Him. It his Him that wakes up every morning. It is Him that ensures we are alive and healthy and even when we get unwell, it is still Him that heals us and restores our normalcy. Is this not enough for us to trust Him fully? Has he not done enough yet to earn our trust?
He has revealed to me how our human desires and expectations are not in line with His anytime we are not standing at our rightful positions with Him. We pray and ask God for things, both great and small, but we forget that He too has His requirements and desires that He wants us to fulfil. Do we ever get time to just ask God what his will for us is so that we may fulfill it?
Many at times we pray and fast asking God to stretch His healing hand over us or our loved ones. We do this with faith and full trust that he will grant the desires of our hearts, but what then what happens when he chooses to do otherwise? Do we lose trust in Him? Does this make Him a liar?
It is impossible to please God without faith and worse still, it is impossible to obtain anything from Him without having faith. The word says that when we pray and believe that we have received it, then we shall have it. God wants us never to doubt Him the way the Israelites doubted.
“…and a prayer of faith will save the sick man and the Lord will raise him up.” -James 5:15 (RSV)
Elijah was a man just like us but he prayed that it might not rain and for three and a half years it never rained. He prayed again and the heavens gave rain and the earth brought forth its fruit (James 5: 17-18-RSV). He had faith and was walking right with God. The bible says that the prayer of a righteous man avails much. The winds too obeyed Jesus because he was full of faith. (Matthew 8:27)
“He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” -Matthew 17:20
God is so faithful to His word that when we seek Him we shall find Him, when we knock the door shall be opened to us and when we ask of Him then he will give unto us, but this is only possible if we develop total, I mean total reliance on Him. We should never at any point doubt His promises. We’ve got to have faith!
©Kavulavu 2017

Command that Mountain in Jesus’s Name!

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says [ Mark 11:23 , Matthew 21:21 , Matthew 17:20 , Luke 17:6 ].
In the life of believers,mountains are guaranteed.He did not promise us a smooth ride;but He promised to be with us and to bring us out safely.The cornerstone of a believers walk of faith is the “the power of believing,the power of faith”

Learn to speak to your mountains. Two things there are;if u dont speak to your mountains, they will speak you.If you don’t tell them to move,they will command you to move.
Allow not your mountains to put yoi down and pluck you from your God that you love.Speak to your mountains. The key to your victory you got;Faith!it is right at your lips.Speake to your mountains. Be encouraged in the Lord.Mbarikiwe.



Choose Today Whom You Shall Serve: God? Idols?

We live in a free world as many say, but that freedom should not in any case present us with an option of having other gods besides the Most High God- Yahweh.

I wonder even more when I see youth, to be precise, making their girlfriends or boyfriends priorities and forgetting about God. It sounds even worse when others make their passions more valuable to them than their creator. They dedicate all their time, faithfulness and commitment to human beings, or even inanimate objects! It pains the more when we human beings value our money and material possessions more than the God who created us. All these are vanity, they shall pass away as the bible says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35, NIV)

Have we forgotten that He is a jealous God? Have we forgotten His commandments that we should not have any other gods beside Him? Or does it simply make no sense to us?

“…You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…”

-Exodus 20: 3-5

Has God not declared a great punishment and curse over those who hate Him? Those who worship gods and idols which they’ve made with their own hands?

“… punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments…”

-Exodus 20: 5-6

It is time for us to make a choice- whether to live for God and Him alone or to live for the gods we think are more powerful and important than our creator. It is high time we choose whether to go spiritual or to continue living in the carnality of this world; whether to go for His will or to live satisfying our imperfect human will- desires and envies; whether to value the eternal life He has offered to us through Faith in Jesus Christ or to continue living this temporary life and end up in hell; whether to live by commitment to him and serve Him wholeheartedly or serve him at our own convenience. We have to make this choice. But as for me, I will serve the Lord God with commitment.

 “…But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”-Joshua 24:15

God’s Precious Investment

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.” (Ephesians 1:18, NLT)

As believers in Christ, we are God’s precious inheritance. He has purchased us with the precious blood of Christ, and looks forward to spending eternity with us. 

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13, NLT) 

God has invested a lot in you and me. He has given us time, talent, and treasure in varying degrees. We will have to give an accounting for the use of these gifts; however, we should view our time in this world as the greatest opportunity to serve in advancing his kingdom. 

He has given us the assurance of salvation: “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” (John 5:24, NLT) 

Such statements of assurance give us a positive outlook and confidence for the future. “Opportunity” is the word that pops into my mind. May God flood our hearts with the light of positive opportunity to be of service to him, and to enjoy rewards that he has for those who take advantage of his offer. Our relationship with him is “incentive driven” and not “fear driven.”

 Christ lives in us. All we have to do is to get the “self life” out of the way and to allow him to live his life through us. “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20, NLT) 

This can be our reality if we will daily present ourselves to him for his service.

Today, ask yourself: 

Do I understand I am completely accepted by God as his child? Am I trusting Christ to live his life through me?