Value …

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                                                             … in your life!

When Jesus said …

      ‘You shall love the Lord your God
      with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
      Matt 22 37

He was talking about our relationship with God,
and how much value God has in our lives.

Is it important that we value God?
Yes because if you don’t value Him,
… you will not value what He has done for you!

      For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
      that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
      2 Corinthians 5 21

In other words …
      Do you really value what God has done for you?
      Is what Jesus has done, real to you?

For example, what about healing?

      who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,
      that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness
      -by whose stripes you were healed
      1 Peter 2 24

You were valuable enough to Jesus,
… for Him to give His life for you!
Therefore value Him,
… and receive all that He has done for you!

      God values us, His creation, so much,
      … and made it all available to us through Jesus.
      Value Him and all He has done …

 

Living the glory

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                                                   … a love story!

How do you glorify God?
… by bearing fruit.

      By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;
      John 15 8

How do you bear fruit?
… by living love!

      But the fruit of the Spirit is love
      Galatians 5 22

How do you love?
… by receiving Jesus as Saviour,
… God’s gift of love.

      For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son
      John 3 16

How does love work?
… Love lives for others.

      And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
      1 John 3 16

What happens when you live for others?
… you are bearing fruit,

      The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
      Proverbs 11 30

What happens when you bear fruit?
… you enter God’s presence,
And you glorify God

      Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
      And to present you faultless
      before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
      Jude 1 24

 

The greatest…

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                              … gift of all!

There is not a more comforting verse of Scripture than …

      ‘For God so loved the world
      that He gave His only begotten Son …’
      John 3 16

Think of it …
God, the eternal Creator of the universe,
… so loved and continues to love His creation
that He gave, not just His very best,
… but He gave His OWN Son
to help fallen mankind to be reunited with Him.

      A greater gift than that does not exist.
      However,
      like with any gift that we may be given this Christmas,
      … it is up to us to actually receive God’s love gift to us.

It would be totally futile for Jesus to have been born in Bethlehem
as God’s love gift to mankind, (to us)
IF we do not receive Him once into our own heart!

      ‘… that whoever believes in Him should not perish
      but have everlasting life.’
      John 3 16

That is God’s will and gift to you,
… receive what is yours
and have the best Christmas ever!
 

Commit yourself

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                                                … not your needs!

What do we mean when we say …
‘Lord I am Yours!’

      Committing your life to God (or to Jesus)
      … is not just about saying
      ‘Lord I am yours, You are my Lord,
      … help me, heal me, bless me, prosper me’.

      That is not actually committing yourself to Him,
      … that is committing your needs to Him.

Committing your life to God means,
Lord I am Yours to command,
… show me Your way.
I am here to learn Your will for my life,
… teach me to walk in Love,
show me how to reach out to others,
… to see their needs and to minister to them.

Because I know that as I do that,
… You will do the same and more for me!

      Nevertheless you have done well
      that you shared in my distress.

      … no church shared with me concerning
      giving and receiving but you only…
      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Philippians 4 14-19

 

Rest …

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                                                   … in His works!

God does the works,
… and in faith, by believing,
… we enter the result of His works.

      And it is in His rest,
      … where His works are manifest,
      where what God has (already) done – is!

      for in Him we live and move and have our being
      Acts 17 28

So also Jesus (God manifest on earth) did the works,
… the works on the cross.

      and as we believe and in faith receive
      … what Jesus has (already) done,
      we live because of His works,
      … and in His works!

      I am the way, the truth, and the life.
      John 14 6

God also gave us the Holy Spirit,
… as our comforter, our helper, our teacher, our guide.

      And as our guide, He leads us into the fullness of God’s works,
      … into the fullness of that rest in His righteousness
      because of the works of God.

      Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest,
      lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
      Hebrews 4 11

 

Projects update – Changing lives

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TOUCHING LIVES – BUILDING PEOPLE – IMPACTING COMMUNITIES

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Changing Lives in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya

Three years ago, we were approached by the
Trans Nzoia County to train up 1000 local pastors
as part of their social development program.
We have since trained over 700 pastors & leaders,
and this past Saturday graduated another 65 pastors.

Graduation, Endebess, Trans Nzoia County, Kenya

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Testimonies from Trans Nzoia County, Kenya

Pastor Protus, leader of the Kwanza Kidsworld Centre,
proudly showing what living God’s principles is all about
– an abundant harvest –
whilst others are complaining about having poor harvests!

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Kwanza Kidsworld Centre
– Street children schooling and care –

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Ask anything

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                                                     … in My name!

      And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do,
      that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
      If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
      John 14 13-14

We all have had the idea
… that Jesus was referring to our wants, desires or needs,
… and that if we ask anything in His name, He will do it.
However we have also found out that
… this is not how it works!
Why not?
Because even in the natural that does not work.

      Can someone for instance
      … simply come and ask anything in my name,
      and expect that I will do it
      … when what is being asked for is not my will?
      No!
      Because I will not do it,
      … no matter how often you ask!

      By the same token,
      … how can you ask anything in Jesus’ name,
      … that He has not specifically told you He will do,
      and actually expect Him to do it?

Of course Jesus wants to do things in our lives.
However, it is not about my will according to His word,
… but it is about His Word according to His Will.

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,

      you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

      His words (rhema) that He speaks to you,
      … that is His will that He will do.
      Ask that and He will do it for you!

 

God help …

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                                                               I need… !

God wants to be our source,
… and when we ask God for help, He wants to help.
But what are we expecting God to do?

      Sure we can ask for help for anything,
      … even about something we keep doing that we should not,
      … or about a need that we have, financial or otherwise.
      However… what is it that God will or can do about it?

If it is about our lives or our health, of course He will help.
In fact, He has already taken care of that for us,
… and all we need do is to receive what has already been done.

If it is about a bad habit,
… God cannot stop you from doing what is wrong,
but will HELP by reminding you when you miss it,
… and of your decision to change.
But it is up to you to respond and to change!

If it is about a need,
… God cannot throw money from heaven,
but He can and will tell you how to get to where your answer is,
… but you need to use your freewill and follow his direction.

God helps us by being there for us, and by giving us direction.
We have to respond to God’s prompting
… and use our freewill to follow His direction,
and as we act on His instruction and His direction,
… He WILL help us and He WILL bless us.

      Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God,
      to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today,
      that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
      And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
      because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
      Deuteronomy 28 1-2

 

Go to the Source

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                                     … and follow instructions

We are all visionaries
… and we are all creative,
but do not forget to consider the source
… where it all comes from!

      Having a potential to succeed,
      … and accomplishing something successfully

      is not the same thing.

      You may think you know and are able to do it,
      … but do you really know what you think you know?

So often we think we know it all,
… truth is however, no one does!

      And if anyone thinks that he knows anything,
      he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
      1 Cor 8 2

If you want to be successful,
If you want to achieve your best,
… and be that visionary and creative being that you are,
then simply follow instructions!

      ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.’
      Jer 33 3

      Consider this…
      An inquiring mind … inquires!

 

Living in

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                                                 … the blessing!

God does not simply bless us
… because He said that He would bless us,
… or because we pray great prayers,
God blesses us because we are His children.

We don’t walk in God’s blessings
… because of the promises in His Word.
We walk in God’s blessings
… because we are living according to His will,
… because we are obeying His Word.

      And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
      because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
      Deuteronomy 20 2

In fact it is all about the heart.
Jesus, in the parable of the prodigal son, made this comparison,

      The prodigal son was not blessed
      … because he asked the Father to bless him,
      but he was blessed because he came home to the Father.

      The older brother, although the blessing was his,
      … thought he would be blessed because of what he did,
      thus never walked in the blessings that were his,
      … because he never knew the heart of the Father,

As Jesus told His disciple.
It is not about the promises and what you can do

      But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Matthew 6 33