But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, ….. but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”. (Joshua. 24:15) The greatest power we possess is the power to choose and we are faced with choices daily.
Elijah said, “It is enough; now O LORD, take my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19:4). It is usual for the people of God to go through a valley experience immediately after they have gone through a great deliverance. Instead of being able to
The church in Philippi was Paul’s ‘Joy and Crown’ (4:1). The Philippian church gave apostle Paul no trouble, instead, gave him the most satisfaction. So Philippians is a letter of joy brimming over with expressions of gratitude, affection, and love. THE CITY OF PHILIPPI: Philippi was a leading city of
ADVERSITIES: HOW TO HANDLE THEM? (Lk. 23:34; 23:43) ”Father forgive them ….; today you will be with me in paradise” A few weeks back I preached to our community on ‘How to handle our adversities?’. A very good answer is to take ‘the cross of Christ as a model’. The cross of
Your Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matt. 7:11). Dear ICANJ Family, Earthly fathers, despite their human weaknesses (‘being evil’), prove themselves as fathers, by giving their children what they need. GOD DOES MORE: (Matt. 7:11; Lk. 11:13) – God not only gives good things, but gives
But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me” (Gen. 32:26). Dearly Beloved ICANJ Family, The Lord commands us to ‘…ask, …seek and knock’ in prayer (Matt. 7:7), thereby, actively encouraging us to exercise a wonderful privilege, the Lord has provided for our spiritual growth and
”God is our refuge and strength, A VERY PRESENT HELP in trouble(Ps. 46:1). Dear ICANJ family, The blessings and covenental promises of the Lord are to be appropriated by His children. We live in a dynamic, living, changing planet, set in an exploding, expanding universe. So crisis in life is
So often people of things seem enduring, but then they are ‘gone with the wind’. We all face being destabilized, not by merely one crisis, but by many, or by a series of changes. Where, then can we find stability or hope? Is there an anchor to hold on to?
David says, “Onething I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek” (Ps. 27:4). David gives expression to his deep longing through these verses that what he sought after, was not simply the deliverance or provisions from the Lord, but the Lord Himself. This longing he pursues with great
BURDENS TO SHOULDER ALONE (Gal. 6:5) We have been looking at ‘HOW TO DEAL WITH OUR BURDENS?‘ from various angles and already considered the two very important aspects, ‘Burdens to Share‘, and ‘Burdens to Shed‘. It’s important to share in some of the burdens that people go through, whereas some