They Might Not Be Called For What You Want of Them


There is no man that is sent to everyone. It is God who determines the calling of His servants, not the people. They did not get into the ministry because you voted them in.

The beginning of the crisis in Saul’s life was because he responded to the pressure mounted upon him by the people in the time of war. 

He offered sacrifice, because the people were leaving him; whereas that was the prerogative of the priest. He finished with his costly mistake when the one called to offer sacrifice arrived. God judged him for that. The kingdom will not continue in his house again. 

The problems in Nigeria today have caused people to define their role expectation of prominent Christian voices. Even those who should know better have joined the call to these personages to do what God might not have called them for. 

If they respond to the popular call, they might end up disappointing Him who called him or worse still, loose their place if they don’t loose their lives. 

Every ministry calling is an honour from God and each calling has it bounds. When a man listens to those who did not call him to do what they want, He may not be preparing to meet His maker, unto whom He will definitely render his account. 

Christians ministers are not called into their role by the people. Some will never express political opinion because they respect their bounds. 

You may be angry with Him, but you will not answer for him on that day. 

It is not everyone that has business with what you want of them. 

Selah!

Welcome to July 2016

If we understand the ways of God, we shall clearly see that all is well.
May He enlighten the eyes of your heart this July so that you will relate with His ways over His works in Jesus name.Happy new month.

Welcome to June 2016

… although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Heb 4:3

God’s plan for you was so perfect that nothing could go wrong.
He finished the work concerning you before bringing you into the picture.
Welcome to the month of June. Enjoy God’s finished work.

A Consideration of the Subject of Grace

We need to carefully look through the whole #scriptures before jumping to wrong conclusions.

Grace selected the #ten #virgins, same grace taught them what to do.
We did nothing to become partakers of His grace. Grace teaches us what to do after we have become partakers.

Right response made the first five wise; wrong response made the second five foolish.

The #teaching of grace to us is for us to deny all ungodly lusts and to prepare for He that will come without tarrying.

Wisdom responds by being prepared, taking enough from the abundant provision we have been furnished with.

Foolishness takes things for granted by being carefree and presumptuous, living on yesterday provision without knowing to respond with tender heart when His voice speaks to us today. 

While we live in the age of his grace, we must walk wisely, for the time comes when there will be no room for remedy.

Then the wise will walk into the kingdom of their Lord and the foolish, left outside where there will be everlasting regret.

Let us not take His grace for granted nor use it as a license for promoting the wrong.

The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying all ungodliness worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously in the present age, Looking for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. 

speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. Titus 2:11-15

For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 

This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. Tit.3.3-8.

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ARE YOU TRULY YOUNG? SERIOUSLY!


I feel for you when they call you a young man and you feel so.

They referred to a 42 year old man as a young man and the future in a circle where I was able to make observation. He grinned sheepishly and I feel for him.

If you don’t pick up your life on time, the same mouth will tell you that you are late.

In the progressive circle, productivity is emphasised over age. 

Someone is older than you with two years and is calling you a young man.

I have had working with me those I was 20 years older than. I cannot imagine calling them young. When am I expecting them to grow up.

My heart cries when I see those clearly beyond 20 still thinking they are children.

They will continue to call you young till the grave catches up with you, if you are not careful.

Age is the significant achievement that some have made. Come to think of it, no one was calling them young when they were your age.

I will never berate the aged. Neither do I toy with mine. 

My father got me in his early 40s. With his limited standard school education, he never emphasised “young”. He pushed for maturity. He is above 90 now. The culture hasn’t changed. He sits and discusses with me as if we are old pals.

In the Silicon Valley circle I bet no one talks about the age of the founder of Facebook.

BEWARE before you are helped to waste your age.

Why God Allows Poverty

A preacher and an atheistic barber were once walking through the city slums. 
Said the barber to the preacher: “This is why I cannot believe in a God of love. If God was as kind and loving as you say, He would not permit all this poverty, disease, and squalor. He would not allow these poor bums to be addicted to dope and other character-destroying habits. No, I cannot believe in a God who permits these things.” 
The minister was silent until they met a man who was especially unkept and filthy. His hair was hanging down his neck and he had a half-inch of stubble on his face. 
Said the minister: “You can’t be a very good barber or you wouldn’t permit a man like that to continue living in this neighborhood without a haircut and a shave.” 
Indignantly the barber answered: “Why blame me for that man’s condition? I can’t help it that he is like that. He has never come in my shop. I could fix him up and make him look like a gentleman!” 
Giving the barber a penetrating look, the minister said: “Then don’t blame God for allowing the people to continue in their evil ways, when He is constantly inviting them to come and be saved.” 
Truth be told, God can’t change you unless you step forward and ask God to help you change for the better.
Culled

Ten Sentences That Make Pastors Cringe – ThomRainer.com

Let me take you behind the scenes again in the life of a pastor.
For sure, your pastor is not likely to let you know the pain these brief sentences cause.
But, for most pastors, they hurt. They really hurt.
Here are ten of the most common painful sentences uttered to pastors by church members:
“I love you pastor, but . . .” The pastor will only hear the words after the “but.” And they usually are painful.
“Why didn’t you visit her?” Of course, she’s not a member of the church. She was in a hospital 70 miles away. And she’s married to the third cousin of the church member.

“Gotta minute? This question is typically asked in the time frame of one to five minutes before the pastor preaches.

“Have you heard this podcast pastor?” Meaning: That podcast pastor is better than you.

“Pastor, people are saying . . .” Of course, there are no “people,” just the gutless person who won’t speak for himself.

“We’ve never done it that way before.” And that is one of the key reasons the church is dying.

“I do pay your salary, you know.” In other words, it’s not God’s money; it’s my money.

“I wish she had heard that sermon.” And the pastor was hoping you heard the sermon.

“I wish I worked just a few hours a week like you.” After all, the pastor just needs 30 minutes to prepare a sermon and 30 minutes to preach it.

“Your kids need to behave like pastor’s kids should behave.” You can find those standards in the Bible: Hezekiah 3:16.

What do you think of this list? Pastors, what would you add?

Ten Sentences That Make Pastors Cringe

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