“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word,
and My Father will love him,
and We will come to him
and make Our home with him.”
[stextbox id=”custom”] This is a guest post by a dear friend of mine, Melanie Philipnery who loves Jesus. She currently works for the school board in Montreal, Canada while also assisting SMMinistries. You can follow her on twitter @Richie_Mel [/stextbox]
A mirror can sometimes be a terrible thing if you cannot see beyond the mere reflection. For years as a teenager and then as a young adult I suffered from emotional depression, a terrible inferiority complex and low self-esteem.
Wearing big glasses, braces and suffering from bad acne, I was far from a beauty queen but closer to the nerd stereotype. I became self-conscious when others looked at me and spent hours shedding secret tears. read more…
Hello to all the readers and subscribers of NOL. The Lord blessed us with a baby daughter last night. read more…
It was a sweet friend’s call asking me if I missed my college life. She was missing those good old days. I realized how I used to be in her shoes. In the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit, everything had changed. I understood that those feelings were not reality.
It is one thing to cherish a season but to miss it to sorrow may be a way enemy causes to sow dissatisfaction in our spirits of our present life.
I had not married yet and some others said that marriage would not be as easy as I thought.
Then they heard I was marrying a minister of the gospel [who travels often] and they said, “It’s going to be very difficult.”Now, I am going to be a mother soon and they say, “life is going to change”.
Are they wrong? May be or may be not. In fact they may be right!
My first company was not easy. I had quite a hard time with my colleagues.
Marriage was not a cup of cake. I had to learn to sacrifice, to be selfless and to die to my flesh.
Ministry was not heaven’s door either. Dealing with people was a challenging area I had to face being an extreme introvert.
As I was lying on my bed before starting my day a few days back, I was pondering over the lives of various men of God mentioned in the Bible.
What made them different?
For example, Moses wanted to see God’s face; Enoch was a man who walked with God; David was a man after God’s own heart. All these men of God were no different from any of us, but what is clearly evident is that they loved God the most. They pursued His heart and nothing mattered to them except God; despite their position, status or family.
I took time to reflect on their pursuit for God, and my heart began to cry out for more of God.
Have you ever thought of what the devil wants from you? The Bible says, “he prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” The words ‘prowls around’ mean that he is persistent in pursuing the children of God. And therefore we need to stay alert of his schemes (1 Pet 5:8). But the question we must ask is, “What does the enemy want from us?” Out of many, there are three vital things that the devil wants to accomplish by attacking a child of Jesus: read more…
John Piper once tweeted, “Boasting is the voice of pride in the heart of the strong, where as self-pity is the voice of pride in the heart of the weak.”
Negative thoughts are brought by the enemy to make you weak. It then makes you give up and cause more failure. Once the enemy knows you are giving into this weakness of your mind, he will then attack that area even further.
Here are few keys that will help you overcome the strongholds in the mind. read more…
[stextbox id=”custom”] This is a guest post by my friend Nima Wilson. She is a woman of prayer & is being used by God for His glory. You can follow her on twitter here: @nimawilson [/stextbox]
A few years ago when I attended my brother’s wedding in the U.S., I learnt a wonderful lesson about having an intimate walk with God. It has helped me in every situation of my life.
On the day of the wedding rehearsal, the bride asked her groom to maintain eye contact with her. As they come together on their wedding day, they will understand each other well and will begin to have an intimate relationship.