Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Only the WORD

Written by Oma Okwara

"And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net" (Luke 5:5)

"My son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings... for they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh" (Prov 4:20-22)

"....... but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed" (Matthew 8:8)

The words we speak are very powerful and have in them the ability to effect changes. Little wonder the bible says; life and death are in the power of the tongue, and whosoever loves it shall eat the fruit thereof. If our own words can be this powerful and transforming, how much more then the words of God, by whom we came into existence.
God's word is infallible (Is. 55:10-11). It has the ability to give life no matter the deadness of the situation to which it is sent to. It was all that was needed to bring Jairus daughter back to life (Mark 5:41). The dry bones received life by the word. Even fig tree withered only by the words spoken by Jesus.

"He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions"
The word cannot be limited. For his mouth has given the order, and his spirit will gather them together (Is 34:16). No wonder the centurion asked Jesus to speak the word only, which was all the servant needed to be healed.
If you receive and appropriate God's word for your life, it can alter every other report, every other judgement and every other decision of man cos the witness of God is greater than that of man (1 John 5:9).

How to appropriate God's word in your life:

FAITH: For he that believes, there shall be a performance of that which is said concerning him.
PAY ATTENTION TO GOD'S WORD (Prov 4:20). Don't attend to your dreams, rumours, or even the doctor's report.Be rest assured that it is only the council of the Lord that shall stand.
HOLD UNTO THE WORD TENACIOUSLY . Never trade it for anything whatsoever, cos it's even more precious than gold.
ENGAGE IN THE WORD THERAPY. Massage your system with the word. Don't stop saying it. For God will do exactly as he hears you say.
KEEP THE WORD IN YOUR HEART (Ps. 119:11) Let it go beyond your mouth, for your heart is the ground wherein the word will become fruitful.
BEHAVE THE WORD. Let it become your lifestyle.

His word is able to keep us and give us an inheritance among the saints. Never give yourself an option to his word. If he has said it, then it must surely come to pass for he watches over his word to perform it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Come as Little Children

I just love this man ....

Why are children so adorable ...... (okay not when you have to change thier nappies, or when they cry at night waking you up from sleep, even though they were just fed a few minutes ago...) not those times, but generally they are so innocent and lovable (a lot of mischief is hidden in their hearts so don't be decieved :-0) . A smile from a child is worth a million photos, and you can't help but love them back.
When a child asks his mother a question (no matter how silly it sounds to a grown up) she knows that the child is curious and really wants to know, and beleive me, children can ask some really earth shattering questions. I heard someone make a statement, he said " a child is a child, and can only be expected to think and act like a child, and until that child grows up and makes his own decisions, he/she is still a child"

Just as children are innocent, curious, adorable and true, that's the way God want's for us to approach him. He wants us to come to him just as we are, without pretense, as real as a child, for we are God's children if we believe in His son, Jesus. If you are His child, he loves and accepts you just the way you are. "... He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children" (Mark 10:14) .

I encourage you today to come to God like a child, children beleive their parents when they say "Don't worry, mommy will buy you sweet/ice-cream/biscuit ....... " (fill in the blanks! .... yeah... I know, I believed and I was expectant everytime I heard those words, it's funny now that as I got older, I don't expect that anymore, hmm...... food for thought dont you think?)

This is what God, who created everything, who is the best father anyone could wish for says;

"Come to me with your ears wide open, Listen and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all unfailing love I promised to David" (Isaiah 55:3)

"Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

There are many more invitations from God the most High, I pray that you hear his call today and answer like a child .... "Yes dad, I'm coming ........."