Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee (Isa 26:3).
Peace that exceeds anything you can understand comes when your mind is stayed on God. You have peace when you keep your heart on Jesus and not your circumstances and capacities (or lack thereof). If you keep your eyes on the stormy waves you’ll sink like Peter began to sink when he walked on water (Matt 14:22-31), and you’ll doubt God’s love like the disciples did when they said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” (Mark 4:36-41).
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7 TLB).
Commit yourself to God, lean on Him, and hope confidently in Him. Free yourself from the shackles of worry and anxiety over the future. Your times are in His hands. There’s no need to bite your nails or wring your hand in worry. Your times are in His hands.
by Yewande Olamiju
Does God hear me when I pray? Is He disinterested in my prayers? Are my prayers relevant? Should I even bother praying? Does He talk to me?
The bible says:
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry (Psa 34:15 NIV, 1 Pet 3:12)
O Thou that hearest prayer (Psa 65:2) Continue reading
by Miss Mo
Imagine this, you have a very good friend and you live in the same neighbourhood but you really never get to see each other but you talk almost every morning and sometimes at night, there’s a public holiday and your friend decides to visit you. You are beyond excited; you imagine catching up on details and sharing pleasantries for the entire day. Your friend arrives and after exchanging pleasantries, s/he keeps quiet, you try to say a few things to get a conversation going but s/he is too focused on his/her tab or blackberry or iPhone and only calls on you when something is going wrong. Eventually s/he leaves to go home and the entire time you are quietly wondering what is going on. Continue reading
by Yewande Olamiju
I know God can……but will He?
You’ve read and heard of the great miracles God has done in the lives of His people. You believe God is able but are doubting if He will. You know He can move mountains, heal the sick but wonder if, for you, He will. The question in your heart isn’t “Can God?” but “Will God?” You aren’t doubting God’s ability but His willingness.
Can God? Yes, He can. Will He? Yes.
A leper in Matthew 8 found this to be true. Continue reading
by Yewande Olamiju
You’re unemployed and have no assets to liquidate. There has been no cash inflow for some months now and you have yet another bill to pay. The bills haven’t stopped coming in just because you’re strapped for cash. It’s also in this dry time that your car or household equipment that was previously working fine while you had cash to spare, waste or mismanage has decided to stop working. Continue reading
by Omolola Oriogun
When we wonder “how should I pray”, we seldom look to the Bible for guidance. The truth, however, is that the Bible is packed with praying people, and we can learn much from their examples.
Sometimes, we have to dig through Scripture for models. We don’t always find an obvious tip-off, such as, “LORD, teach us to pray…” Luke 11:1. but instead, we can look for strengths and situations. Many Bible figures showed courage and faith, but others found themselves in situations that brought out qualities they didn’t know they had, just as your situation can do today. Continue reading