Random Thoughts: God And Other Things…Again!

God. Transition. Other things. As everyone knows, I often take a little time to share random thoughts. Here are some of the random thoughts I have had recently:… Read more “Random Thoughts: God And Other Things…Again!”

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The Importance Of Connecting With Others

We were created with the capacity to make an impact on the world around us. Therefore, one of the greatest feelings in a believer’s life is when he/she is connected to a group of other believers. The feeling of being connected eliminates the state of loneliness and isolation that the enemy seeks to trap us in. He knows that if he can isolate us from other likeminded believers that encourage and foster spiritual growth and maturity, then he can keep us from reaching our God-given destiny and potential.

If we buy into the lies of the enemy: 1) we suffer, 2) our loved ones suffer, and 3) the ones to whom we were created to minister to will suffer as well. How does this happen? The design of the enemy is to get us to separate from the Body of Christ (or the Vine). We lose our power, our strength, our effectiveness, and, ultimately, our lives because we have become disconnected from our Source.

If you are not connected with other believers, today is the day that you can change this. Seek God for direction to determine where He wants you to be and get plugged in. Reach out to the church leadership in your local congregation. Reach out to others in the local congregation. Whatever you do, get connected today!

Simple Words Of Encouragement

“The Lord your God which goeth before you, He shall fight for you…” (Deut. 1:30).

Do not fret because those who are on the Lord’s side are the victorious ones and will be the last ones standing when the battle is over. God has already identified who our foes are, so now we must rely on God to also provide the strategic plan for engaging into battle. We can no longer afford to take our stand for God’s Kingdom lightly because the enemy does not. The battle is real and so is our enemy…but so is our God…

Be encouraged because the Lord our God fights for me…He fights for you…He fights for us all!

The Inevitability of Death

“Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah…” (Num. 20:24).

No one likes to think about death…especially their own. But what do you do when God is telling you that your death is imminent? If you have not already done so, you must begin to ensure that your life is prepared properly for the transition. Place your affairs in order and ensure that you have consulted God about finding a person who will be a suitable person to succeed you after you are gone. Should God delay Jesus’ coming, the sheep must not wander without a shepherd. Leadership must be established. Always keep in the forefront of your mind that we all must pass along and go the way of all the earth one day. Ensure that God’s plans are set in place so the assignment continues to move forward and does not cease.

The Intentional Plan Of God

Taking possession of the promises of God for our lives has to be an intentional act on our parts. Why? Because God has intentionally designed the covenant blessing for our lives as a part of His overall plan for kingdom advancement. We are His Kingdom representatives and stewards of all that belongs to His Kingdom here on earth. Although it does not yet appear to the human eye what we shall be in eternity, we must realize that we are already now on a Divine trajectory for this unveiling to come to pass (1 Jn. 3:2).

This means that every event that takes place within our lives is never about us. Neither the good successes, nor the bad tragedies, should be viewed from a human standpoint. They must all be viewed through the Kingdom lens of God’s eternal purpose which was designed for the complete salvation of His creation and the reconciliation of humanity to Himself.

Therefore, we must “endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” intentionally (2 Tim. 2:3). Why? Because it is a part of the intentional plan of God to restore Divine order to His family and restore Divine harmony within His creation. This is the promise and blessing for which we all must learn to live intentionally.