Many of us are Christians today but do we really have God’s spirit? Many people would readily answer yes to this question but are we really inhabited by the spirit of God? What many of us do not realise is that though we may be Christians, because of our foundations, we may not have God’s spirit. You may ask which foundation I am talking about.
Well because we come from families where our parents formerly worshiped idols, or may be our grandparents worshiped idols, we need to be disconnected ourselves from this through deliverance. Only after deliverance can our life be joyful and we can thus fully worship Jesus Christ and also live fully our Christian life.
The bible says in John 4:24 that
“God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship in truth and in spirit.”
We can only worship God in truth and in spirit if we have completely disconnected ourselves from our past activities or those of our parents.
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Who are your friends? Your friends speak a lot about you. Whether you are willing to accept it or not. In fact, I can tell you who would become by the types of friends you keep and the books you read. You should carefully choose your friends because your life is shaped by the friends you associate with. Your friends should be people who lift you up and encourage you to pray and study the bible.
You are most likely to become a gossiper if you spend time with gossipers, or you would end up a drunkard if the people you associate with are all drunkards. You might wonder how this is possible. Well, there are essentially three ways that our thoughts are shaped which is through what we see, what we hear and what we speak. Our thoughts influence our actions and so since our friends greatly affect what we speak about, what we hear and what we see, they greatly influence our actions. Be careful then about the type of friends you keep for they influence who you become in future.
Praying every day is a must for all Christians because in several verses in the bible, we are warned to pray in the spirit all the time. As for how long your prayers should is a matter of individual preference. Some people can pray for more than 9 hours without being tired while other feel that praying that long is not necessary. However in the bible it is said that Jesus prayed for one hour when he went to the mountain to pray. An average of an hour two times per day is a good average.
When we pray, we talk to God and we combine it with reading the bible we hear from God. We should pray every day in the spirit and in other tongues. Praying and reading of the bible must go together. When we pray we communion with God and we empty our minds to him. Whenever you are asking from God, should pray to see it happen. Whether you are believing God for a car, healing or a husband; pray about it. The bible says in mark 11:24 that “that whatever we desire and we pray for, believe that you have received it and you shall have it.” It is therefore important that we should have complete confidence in God that he has answered our prayers after praying even before we see manifestation of those things in our lives.
I have heard a lot of folks tell me, oh Alfred I could not make it in church because I had a lot to do at home. I have often wondered what somebody would have to do at home that is greater than worshiping God. When you see what these folks where doing either they were playing football or watching TV. Can somebody be really busy to worship God? I think all depends where our priorities are. If you love God, nothing would prevent you from going to church. On the Sabbath day, you would get up very early and go worship him. There is no excuse not to do it. The bible says we should love God with all our mind, our soul and our heart and we should love our neighbors like ourselves. When you truly love him, you would be more than ready to serve him under any circumstances.
Something that has worked for me is to prepare the next day the night before. I usually choose the dress I would wear, I prepare my offering on Saturday and I go to bed early latest at 10 pm so that I can wake up early too. On Sunday morning, everything is already prepared and I just have to wear my clothes, get my bible and I am gone to church. I usually have two services per week on Wednesdays and on Sundays and I never miss a service. I think you too reading this article can do the same if you plan your life as I do. There is nothing you cannot achieve by planning. I hope you would put God first in your life like I do. I wish you all a nice day.
Proverbs 6:2 “Though are snared with the words of your mouth.”
The words that you speak make you or break you. You should speak that edify and not words that would bring you down. Your journey in life would go as far as your words take you. When you say “I am defeated, I am broke, I am a failure that is what you would get in life. We should be careful about the words we speak. A lot of people like to say they are broke and as soon as you declare it, brokenness comes looking for you.
The bible says let the weak say they are strong and let the poor say they are rich. The words you speak would either bless you or bring you down. Long ago, I decided never to say a foul word again all the days of my life. When I am weak, I say I am strong; when I am broke, I say I am rich. The words I speak manifest in my life and because my confessions are positive, that is what I get in life. Any time you speak doubt it comes looking for you in your life. Doubt rises up and fills your mind.
It is therefore important that we should speak the right words. Recently a friend of mine came visiting me and he told me how his business was slow, how since he opened his company, he has got no contracts. He told me he has thought several times about committing suicide. I told him never to say that again at my side. I told him his confessions should rather be “I can see contracts coming from all directions.” And when he declares like that and believe God, contracts would come from every direction. I am yet to hear from him but I believe that if he follows my advice, those contracts would come into his life. Speaking the right words is a sure way of receiving from God. Words filled with faith are the most powerful thing in the world. Faith that receives the promises of God would only work by believing and by saying.
On my arrival in Cameroon I noticed that a lot of people still believe that it is only by going abroad that they can succeed in life. But is that really so? Are these believes true? Can you make money only by traveling abroad? For one thing I know one can make money anywhere in the world even in Cameroon. Yes you have heard me well. There is money to be made in Cameroon just as you can make it in Europe, Japan or the USA. If you do not believe me, then look around you and you would see many people who got rich not by traveling abroad but by remaining here in Cameroon. If they could do it then you too who is reading this article can become rich too. Whether you come from a rich family or not whether you went to school or not you can become rich or make it here in Cameroon.
Unfortunately for most youth in Cameroon, their highest cry is to go abroad and come back with millions. They would always refer you to their brother or friend who went broad and came back and built a house or car or removed the family from poverty. Are there not people who have stayed in Cameroon and bought cars or built houses? What is so extraordinary about building a house? You can make it here in Cameroon just as you can make it abroad. If you are a lizard here in Cameroon, you would still be a lizard abroad. Life is as difficult there as it is here in Cameroon.
Another thing I realized is the people abroad are not telling their people in Cameroon about the realities of life overseas. It is not as glamorous and nice as a lot of people think back in Cameroon. You still have to work hard to put food on the table just as you would do in Cameroon. They do not pick money on the streets as many people believe. Do not abandon your small job here in Cameroon thinking by going abroad you would make millions over night. You would work jobs that you would never think of doing here in Cameroon.
Fear can be defined as an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight). We all experience the emotion of fear in one way or the other. What then is fear and why do we fear? Fear can also be defined as meditating on the lies of the devil which brings worry and anxiety.
There are several fears that happen to us. The is the fear of failure, fear of public speaking, fear about our kids, fear of not getting married and fear of not having kids. Most of the time these fears have no basis. They are just there to divert us from the plan of God in our lives. Theo opposite of fear is faith and the best way to fight against fear is to show faith. The bible says in the book of Philippians chapter 4:6 that we should not worry nor fret but by prayer, thanks giving and supplication we should make out request known to the Lord. So instead of expressing our fears we should prays and give thanks.
Whatever we are asking God it is important to pray about it and keep giving thanks. In this way we are sure not to worry about this situation that can be a drain in our lives. There is no telling what the emotion of fear can do to our lives. For one it makes us to meditate in something else instead of the word of God. The bible says in the book of Joshua chapter 1:8 “this book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth but meditate therein day and night and observe to do as it says. Take time then to meditate on the word of God instead of on other thoughts.