You are a Pearl of a Great Price as the King Chose to die for you and in return it is wonderful if you live for Him.
Operating as usual
He who begun a good work in you will bring it to accomplishment.
Because God is so powerfully persistent, what he starts he accomplishes and that's His joy!
He is causing all things to work together or your good because you love God and are called according to His purpose.
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Romans 8:28 (NLT)
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Our God is a very present help in times of trouble; are you in any trouble, hardship, difficult times, we have an ever present help I our Father God, He longs to carry your burdens too if you will let him just as Jesus says; that come unto me all ye who are tired and weary and I will give you rest.
We are also to learn of and from the Lord for he is meek and lowly!
See: Matthew 11:29-30.
God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will continue in every good work - 2Corinthians 9:8.
Even in this difficult season, times of hardship, perilous times, God is able to make you abound and stay faithful in every good work that the begun to do in and through you!
May you only receive that all grace to your Soul from your Spirit by the Holy Spirit!
It's all yours so that all this grace will result in more glory going to the Father, God!
'We will run and not grow weary, we will walk and we'll not faint for the Lord will go before us and His joy will be our strength,
Mounting up with wings as eagles, as our Spirits start to sow, when we come into His presence as we wait upon the Lord.'
'We will wait upon the Lord, in His presence there's fullness of joy and our strength will be strength will be restored as we wait upon the Lord'...
For those of you that heard Ron Kenoly lead praise and worship, this is an equivalent of a classic.
May Isaiah 40:31 be a reality for you tonight!
You are an awesome God, heaven and Earth will worship you!
You are an awesome God!
Let us always be worshippers of God dear Pearl Finders.
For I will proclaim the name [and presence] of the Lord. Concede and ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.
The Father loves us as he loves Jesus, that's why he did not spare his only begotten Son but gave him up for us, therefore shall he not together with him freely give us all things to enjoy? Oh ye of little faith arise and receive the Father's Love which is without any shadow of turning for he loves you and I eternally!
This is a most precious Pearl that once you have found it, you can never lose it! Because you will give anything to remain in the Father's Love!
"Do not give up the habbit of meeting together as some are in the practice of doing business rather encourage one another all the more as you see the day fast approaching" Hebrews 10:25.
However this follows a good practice of stirring up one another unto love and good works.
God created us for fellowship with one another in love and the resultant good works such as meeting each other's needs.
May we as the current church recover these precious pearls as the treasure of the Kingdom of God!
History is what we experienced in the past and we often take lessons from our past which we pass on as Wisdom - however there's the greatest history long before anyone came into existence, the lamb of God who was slain from the foundation of the world; he has become our wisdom and knowledge.
May we embrace our Lord Jesus Christ as our wisdom and strength in all that we do and say!
1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
God's past and history makes great reality to our glorious future!
Praise looks good on you; the opposite of grumbling and complaining is praising and worshipping our God!
It brings glory and honor to the name of the Lord our God. Gives you a reason and purpose to live another day, another week, another month, year!
"Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise you the LORD."
They that trust in the Lord are like mount Zion which is surrounded by the Lord and abides forever!
Psalm 125:1-3 (Amplified Bible)
THOSE WHO trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from this time forth and forever.
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.
Blessings to you as you trust in the Lord, GOD!
"For there is no other foundation which anyone can lay except on Jesus Christ our Lord!"
Therefore whatsoever you do it heartily as unto the Lord and do all things in the name of the Lord giving thanks to Him!
Remembering that whether they are deeds in words or actions, they are all done to the Lord.
Colossians 3:17, 23.
Beloved I wish that above all things that you may prosper and be in good health even as your Soul prospers - 3John 2.
Even in these challenging and desperate times, it's possible for you and I prosper and excel in all our ways and even in our minds, emotions, will and thoughts are healthy in increasing measure!
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain that build it and unless the LORD watches over the City, the Watchmen watch in vain!
May we always see the LORD GOD as our ultimate source and power behind all our initiatives and human efforts. Not taking away our responsibility but rather according the glory accurately rather than we attempting to take Credit for what God does!
May Christ be at the centre of it all!
Each Week is an opportunity to live out your Purpose as each day is the time to fullfill your Purpose!
May you have a power-filled day in demonstrating the grace of God upon your life.
Blessings to you, my Friends!
Gold loves fire; with fire, the true gold is revealed, every impurity is burnt away, likewise God loves fire as He uses it to remove every chaff and impurity so as to clarify your calling and set you on your purpose!
Isaiah 48:10-11 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
Times of refreshing are in the presence of the Lord!
Often we seek places, experiences, things, gadgets and implements expecting to derive happiness and therefore joy so that our hearts and lives are refreshed: this always results in more frustration because it's in the presence of the Lord that we find the fullness of joy!
Psalms 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
"For we know that God works out all things for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose."
The comfort is in assurance - we know! We do not just think so, hope it's true or imagine it might happen - NO.
We know, therefore we approach everything task, assignment, life's challenge with the full confidence that God who never fails is the one at work to turn out every situation for good!
Dear Pearl Finder always have that default position of absolute trust in God's ability and speciality in making the impossible possible!
You are God's precious Pearl, the apple of His eye!
Jesus Christ as the ultimate Pearl Finder gave his all to redeem you back to His Father in heaven, you now belong to the first and last Family. The Family of God - Ephesians 3:14-15 "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,"
Rejoice, God's Family Member!
There are three things the Lord expects from all who follow;
Giving, Praying and Fasting. (Matthew 6:1-21)
Giving comes first and it is to be done from a heart with love by you the giver.
Let us see what some believers did or were instructed to do:
1Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
1Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
This is a most practical approach to giving in terms of regularity, consistency, devotion, honesty and faithfulness in being a steward of the resources God entrusts to us as Disciples of Jesus Christ.
Let us go on and give for this is the will of God as we continue to sow seeds through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord; for in due time we shall reap a great reward as a harvest.
Follow me as I follow Christ: 1Corinthians 11:1
This is a most basic call for everyone that is a maker of disciples – followership! This certainly applies to every and any form of Leadership. You are leading others while taking them to a higher purpose or destiny and not just to yourself.
Christ Jesus the reference is most crucial and important and not we the giver of directions, pointing others to Him.
Grace Grace! Grace to every Mountain! Grace through the valley.
May past Experiences (both yours and of others) Not hinder your glorious future. We are what we think in our hearts.
I choose to think, Complete wholesome victory irrespective of my past and current Experiences.
For I'm more than a Conqueror in Christ Jesus our Lord!
So be it!
Fishers of Men to Disciplers of Men
I will make you Fishers of Men; the Lord declared to Peter and other Disciples in Matthew 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
It is a great honor to become a Fisher of Men;. Mark explicitly puts it as that “And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17
As you follow the Lord He makes you to become a fisher of men: the crucial point being the becoming part.
Today we are saying that even after being fishers of men: altogether; as the church we too have to become Disciplers of men.
When this is given all the attention that it requires we will begin to incredibly observe the days of heaven on earth as the Kingdom of God is evident to all through the reality of discipleship.
Remember “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35
Humility the foundation of great character!
It is in our nature to want to matter, the need for significance as we live here on earth; this is tied in with our purpose.
Everyone wants to know that their life matters in the bigger scheme of events; no matter how little that significance seems yet we desire it and will go to great lengths just to prove that we matter and have a profound impact on our field of study, work or profession.
The pitfall to the natural drive to greatness is pride; therefore the clarion call is to humble ourselves so that God can exalt us in due time, for God gives grace to the humble as much as he resists the proud; see James 4:6.
To sustain greatness over time, humility is a non-negotiable for existence on earth because the proud and lofty in heart are soon cut off and their memory is soon forgotten, but a humble man’s legacy will go on forever.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God and he will soon exalt you; 1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Precious Pearls are not found on the surface of waters; you go extra deep diving to find one! So like Jesus came to the sea of humanity, to find you and I, let us too as Pearl Finders seek out Precious Pearls - our Friends and bring them into the Kingdom of our Father and Lord Jesus Christ!
Post copied from 8 years ago..
July 10 2012
Wither the Times:
I choose this phrase a well-known archaic saying to emphasize that indeed times can be difficult but to wane and decline their impact is yours and my role by:
“Being sober, being vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (We all know that COVID-19 has impacted and decimated many families all over the world; but the good news is that we can focus on God now more than ever before.)
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
1Peter 5:8-10 - KJV
Again the Kingdom of heaven is a merchant be of goodly pearls who went seeking precious pearls and when he had found one Pearl of a great price, he went sold all that he had and came and bought that Pearl of a great price.
The story is in Matthew 13:45-46;
Therefore may you and I as a Pearl Finder always seek to prioritize what God prioritizes - that is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit - Romans 14:17.
Find the Kingdom of Heaven, stake your all and everything you own for the Kingdom's sake, it's worth it all!
Pearls are precious and prestigious but we hardly consider the process of finding them - likewise in the Kingdom of God, as we seek it first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, very few notice or empathize with us as we go through the mundane details of obedience to God's will; however all only acknowledge our prominence time of God publicly rewarding us with all the added things, benefits and manifestations of the blessings of God.
Let us look unto Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest we be wearied and faint in your minds - Hebrews 12:2-3.
Always receive grace and obtain mercy to help you in times of need like these COVID-19 Pandemic season.
Prevail and excel in your call and service to God!
Personal Bible Intake (PBI) is a most crucial practice for everyone especially in these days of Lockdown on Churches - also called the times of scattering!
Wherever, believers are they are to seek God through reading, studying, meditating, memorizing and practicing the Word of God through prayer and actions in obedience to God.
This forgotten practice (PBI) has been a most detrimental reality for many a child of God since knowledge of the truth is primal to walking in grace and victory in the world today.
The exhortation though is repent, turn around, start experiencing daily Personal Bible Intake and you will be blessed indeed!
Do you feel, tired fed up, Don't Retire, only refire!!!
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
"For His anger endures but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. And in my properity I said, I shall never be moved."
Seasons of weeping may seem to prevail long enough but for sure as the heavens are high above the earth so Great is God's word to us and indeed joy and rejoicing will follow shortly and you will be amazed at God's favor, and even your prosperity will be a perpetual reminder to you of God's goodness as he takes you from glory to glory by His Spirit. Amen.
We all want and desire a sure foundation, which gives us assurance of the future and certainty in all our endeavors.
What better foundation than Jesus Christ who is unchanging, for "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and yes forever!
Be encouraged to rely on his steadfastness and your life will have a sure anchor that holds for your soul even in the turbulent times such as this COVID-19 season.
Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let high praises of God be in their mouths and a two-edged sword in their hearts/hands!
Sing to the Lord all you saints of his, let praises be heard from you to the throne of God!
Have a wonderful Weekend!
Michael Grace Ndiko
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