Survive

A young lady fell into the pool mistakenly and there was a reason for everyone to panic, but the young lady stopped struggling, regained her poise, and started kicking her legs. As she did, she moved steadily to the side of the pool and then proceeded to come out on her own. People were relieved to know she remembered her training and used it. That inspired every other child within the vicinity to get in the pool too. Especially those that were reluctant earlier, afraid even. They all ended up having a very good time because someone got in first - and survived.   This Survival Joseph's family got to eat the fat of the land because Joseph, though he fell into a pit, survived. He came out with a developed and indestructible confidence. [...]

The Pool Instructor

The pool instructor may have said a thousand words, none of which I gave heed to. Yet something else he said caught my attention. He said: "Whatever you do, keep the water moving, don't let it stagnate. Bad things happen when water is stagnant". The thought of mosquitoes laying their eggs, and their new offsprings terrorizing the compound, immediately came to my mind. I thought of algae growth and that repulsive slimy look. I thought how quickly the sparkling water could quickly become a degenerative eyesore.   Water is Life The pool instructor had a point, he was right in more ways than one. Spiritually, water refers to a multitude of people, to you and I. Water refers to life. When it is said that someone kicked the bucket, it is a reference [...]

Water, Blood, Life

I had the honor and divine privilege of baptizing my 11-year old daughter a few days ago. To the glory of God! It's the dream of every Christian parent to see their children walk in newness of life that can only be found in Christ. As Meyo immersed in water and came out, she identified herself with the death and resurrection of Christ. Her belief in Jesus Christ justified her for fellowship with Him. The blood of Jesus washing her every sin and presenting her to Himself spotless - sanctification. And now, she will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Water, Blood and Life.   Do You See It? Observe the mother about to give birth. First comes water (Justification), then blood (Sanctification), then new life (baptism of the Holy [...]

Chase Jesus Instead

My good friend, Evangelist Danny Kioko, said something that resonated with me as we drove down to Indianapolis from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago where I picked him up after his long flight from Nairobi, Kenya. He said, "I know my God, and my God knows me - we know each other, so no problem." The conviction to which he spoke, the finality in his voice, and his nonchalant sincerity gave the statement new meaning. In my life, I've found that while the gift brings you before kings, opens doors, inspires, heals, and blesses others, it ultimately does not satisfy. The gift may put you on a mountain one day, but it's also very capable of bringing you to the valley the next day.   The Folly of the Gift [...]

Million Dollar Man

The woman with the issue of blood had spent all her living on physicians yet didn't get any better. An often overlooked point is that she did have the resources to spend on the physicians in the first place. Why wouldn't she? Anyone who thought the way she did, who had faith like she did, would have those same resources. She was a million dollar woman. She heard of Jesus, she came, she saw Him, believed and achieved her healing. The Syrophoenician woman, despite Jesus' strong rebuke of her not deserving his blessings, didn't go home empty-handed. Her thought process and persistence wouldn't allow that. She was a million dollar woman who gave the rebuttal for all ages. She heard of Jesus, she came, saw Him, believed Him, and achieved [...]

The Responsibility

The reason for my drooped shoulders weeks ago was the fact that I had just received inquiries from over 30 people, the same day, for financial help. As I prayed to the Lord to lift up my spirit, He reminded me of a prayer I made to Him 14 years ago at a local Church on the south side of Indianapolis. I had asked God to put me in a position to be of help to others. He had answered, but I had forgotten. I immediately felt lighter. I realized that my growth this past decade has been as a direct result of the responsibility placed on me. The more the responsibility grew, the more the Lord grew me to meet it.   Paul's Responsibility The apostle Paul didn't desire [...]

What Do You Do Now That You’ve Survived?

Zerubbabel asked, "What do I do now that I have survived exile in Babylon?" He thought he would never see his homeland again. But there he was, back in his home, Israel - living in stagnancy. God had poignant words for him. I will just quote it: "Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ... and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes ...Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be [...]

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