Go To Your Father For Your Bread

 

receive your bread

Are you a child of God? If you are, then you are entitled to the blessings of God, you have a right to whatever God can provide. A true father takes care of at least his children’s basic needs, and God is not an exception. This post emphasizes the Father and child relationship between you and God that ought to give you your inheritance in Christ and supply all your needs.

 

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! – Matthew 7: 7-11 (NKJV, emphasis mine).

 

Christians are struggling, crying and suffering to get things that are already their inheritance in Christ Jesus. Many people are children of God but live like slaves. They are ignorant of the blessings that are theirs as members of the family of God.

 

A child enjoys great privileges for being part of his family. As a child, he is entitled to his father’s inheritance. He does not bother or worry over how to meet his daily needs. He is too sure that his parents will take care of him. All he knows is to ask and expect results from them. Likewise, as a child of God, you are to ask and expect results from God your father.

 

God is a model of a true father. The scripture mentioned in Matthew 7:9-11, that if a man can give his son bread and not stone when he asks for bread, your Father in heaven will much more give good things to those who ask Him. The Lord is ever ready to give you your inheritance in Christ as a member of the family of God.

 

The challenge is that many Christians won’t go to God first for their needs. They would rather try to do it themselves first or go to someone they think has the capacity to help them, before remembering to go to God for help. This displeases God. In 2 Kings 1:1-4, God rebuked king Ahaziah for sending messengers to another god to inquire of his health when He, God almighty, was in Israel. It is wisdom to always go to your Father in heaven for your needs first. It is left for Him to lead you on how to get your prayers answered.

The Root Cause Of No Peace

 

Root of the problem

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Here is another excerpt from “peace money can’t buy

 

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Peace has eluded many people today. Some of them have done all manner of things in attempts to find peace to no avail. Many solutions are available but are only temporary. You cannot find lasting solution to no peace without identifying the root cause of it. This post states the main cause of lack of peace in nations or people’s lives.

 

The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams – Psalm 23:1-2 (NLT)

 

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world – John 16:33

 

“Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” Matthew 14:29-31 (NLT, emphasis mine)

 

All Things Work Together For Your Good

 

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Can all things work for your good? Is it possible for God to use bad situations for your good? The problem that came your way is not the end of the matter. God has another plan for it. This post is to share how God can use an undesirable situation in your life to make life desirable for you.

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose – Romans 8:28 (KJV).

This is God’s promise in His word and He is a covenant keeping God (Psalm 89:34). What He says He means and does. God is able to make all things work for good for you!

 

Some people may wonder if an individual is suffering for his/her sins, how God can use the consequences for his/her good. Others may say Christianity is not that simple. But the truth remains that God is greater than our conscience (1 John 3:20) and always has a plan B to execute if we will allow Him. Truly, you will suffer for your error but what the enemy planned to destroy you, God can use to make you.

 

The book of 2 Kings 4 tells a story of a Shunammite woman whose son died and God brought him back to life by the hands of Elisha. And in 2 Kings 8, years after, God used the same death of her son (that the enemy planned to destroy her joy) to still bless her. The King restored her house and land to her when he heard the story of how Elisha restored her son to life.

 

God’s People Shall Pray And God Will Heal Their Land

 

Pray and God will heal

 

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Do you know that Christians will be held responsible for the state of their nations, whether good or bad? Man was given dominion to subdue the earth, which he lost after the fall of Adam, but was restored back through Jesus Christ and now in the hands of believing Christians. The exercise of this dominion or lack of its exercise determines the happenings around us. This post emphasizes the position of Christians in the affairs of their nations.

 

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

 

And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace – Jeremiah 29:7 (NKJV)

 

How much have you contributed to the state of your nation? Many Christians unfortunately join the world to criticize their leaders, they talk and talk and do not exercise their dominion over the situations on ground. Some have even worsened the situation by the words of their mouth – you shall have what you say – Mark 11:23.

 

Some Christians are even waiting on God to do something about the situations, while God is waiting on them to do something about them. The power and authority over circumstances have been handed over to the Christians for them to establish the will of God upon their nations.

 

God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that if His people who are called by His name will humble themselves, seek Him in prayer, and turn from their wicked ways, He would hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land. God is waiting on the Christians to repent and pray for His intervention in their nations. He doesn’t need the whole nation to do that, he needs just His children. The question is, are you praying?

 

Also, God expects you as a foreigner in a nation to pray for the peace of that nation if you are to enjoy peace in it (Jeremiah 29:7). Furthermore, in 1 Timothy 2:1-3, the Lord admonished Christians to pray for those in authority so they can live a peaceable life, and He said it is good and acceptable in His sight.

Not All Bad Situations Are Actually Bad

 

Bad will be okay

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Have you given up? Bad situations are real, but what’s more real is that it is not meant to consume you! Whatever situation you may be in now that is gloomy, rejoice for the end of the tunnel is at the corner and it opens to a bright and mouth-watering future. This post is emphasizing the need for you to swim over every situation for your better tomorrow.

 

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans. For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up – Jeremiah 24:4-6 (NKJV)

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose – Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

 

God was saying to the children of Israel in Jeremiah 24:1-10, that it was better to go as captives from Judah than to remain in Judah. Captivity is seen as a bad situation, but in that case it was the best route for their preservation and wellbeing.

Why Offences Must Be Wisely Handled

 

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Have you ever woken up excited, ready for a beautiful day, only to be offended by the first person you met? Offences when not wisely handled, causes more havoc than you can ever bargain for. A word of wisdom is to be wise when dealing with any offence. This article explains why you should not allow offences to affect you in anyway.

 

Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! – Matthew 18:7 (KJV)

 

Offences cannot be avoided. You cannot absolutely predict or control the actions of another person. But you can control how his or her actions affect you. You have the choice to exercise the power over your joy and peace or give to another person to exercise over you.

 

Why offences must come

 

  • The enemy, the devil, cannot operate in a joyous atmosphere. That is why we are admonished to rejoice in the Lord again and again by Paul in Philippians 4:4. The devil sends the offence to create a conducive atmosphere to oppress you and sometimes another person(s)

7 Steps To Increase The Peace Of God

 

Steps to increase peace

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Here is another excerpt of “Peace Money Can’t Buy” Click here for the rest of the free eBook.

Do you want to live a fulfilling life? The peace of God is a catalyst for a fulfilled life. The more of God’s peace you experience, the more your life is fulfilling. This article gives the steps to increase the peace of the Lord.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord – 2 Peter 1:2 (KJV)

There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked – Isaiah 57:21 (AMP)

Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever] – Romans 8:6 (AMP)

The 7 steps

1. Be born again

Receiving Jesus as your lord and saviour is the first and foremost step to experience the peace of God in your life. Jesus is the carrier of God’s peace. Therefore, you can only have the peace of the Lord when you have Jesus.

2. Stand on your justified position

When you gave your life to Jesus, you were justified by faith. You were acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God through faith. As a member of God’s family it is your inheritance to enjoy the peace of the Lord. You need to stand in this exalted position in Christ and take possession of what belongs to you by faith.

8 Benefits Of The Peace Of God

Here is an excerpt of “Peace Money Can’t Buy”

What can the peace of God do for you? Human beings always want to know what is in a thing for them; what will be their benefits or profits before they agree on or do anything. If I go for this peace you are talking about, will it solve all my problems? Which problems will it solve? This post lists seven benefits of this peace plus 1 more

Benefits of the peace of GodPeace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid – John 14:27 (KJV)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:7 (KJV)

The Benefits of the God-kind of peace

1. Good health – Many people are sick, some are hospitalized because they lacked peace of mind. This peace will give you a rested soul and body. It will keep away worries, stress, depression, high blood pressure and heart related diseases. This reminds me of my mother who thought it was her duty to worry over things. Unfortunately, she developed high blood pressure and died earlier than she should. We really miss her.

2. Positive mindset – People who enjoy peace are positive minded. They expect the best of things. They think positively of people and situations. They don’t get worked up, thinking that things will certainly go wrong.

3. Hope – The peaceful are hopeful and the hopeful are peaceful. When you are hopeless, you will become helpless. The peace of God is a powerful ingredient in building up your hope. You will know that everything will work out for your good and you will expect it to be so.

Capsules for Enjoying Long Life

 

Enjoy long life

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Do you desire long life? It is the will of God for you to enjoy long life. The Lord promised to satisfy whoever loves Him with long life and to fulfil the number of his days. There are daily capsules that will enable you to live long. This article tells you more about these capsules.

With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” – Psalm 91:16 (NKJV)

No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days – Exodus 23:26 (NKJV).

Today I want to share with you what you need to do to enjoy long life

Capsules For Long Life

  • Be committed to serving God – Exodus 23:25-26
  • Be committed in dwelling in God’s house – Psalm 92:14-15
  • Be committed to speaking life words – Proverbs 18:21
  • Be free from the fear of death – Hebrews 2:14-15
  • Engage the weapon of the blood of Jesus – Revelations 12:11
  • Be committed to a life of joy – Proverbs 17:22,

From the capsules above, you can see that long life lies in your walk with God. When you delight yourself in God, He gives you what only the Lord can give – long life. Abide in God’s presence and ensure you fellowship with the brethren in God’s house and the blessings of God will be showered upon you (Psalm 84:7). You will still be flourishing even in old age.

Examine Yourself – Are You Poor Before God?

 

Rich before God

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What is more important-how people see you or how God sees you? Many people are desperate to be wealthy but are not even concerned about how God sees them. They forget that He made them and that He will be there on judgment day. This post emphasizes the importance of being rich before God.

 

Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and hasten. Therefore be zealous and repent – Revelations 3:17-19 (NKJV).

 

Many people are doing so many things to be rich. Some are actually overworking themselves and some are into dubious things, while others are into Christian activities just to have God prosper them. You need to always remember that money is not everything.