Friday, 27 January 2012

Failure Is Not Final

Are you down on yourself today because of past mistakes you’ve made or because you’re not where you want to be in life? God knows every poor choice, every difficulty, every wrong turn you may have made, and He’s already planned your comeback! In scripture, Jonah took a detour, so to speak. It took him a little bit longer, but because he called out to God, because he believed, God not only rescued him, but God got him to his final destination.
Friend, know today that failure is not final. God always has the final say. Mistakes don’t have to keep you from your destiny. God’s plan can override every setback. Your world may be in turmoil today in a relationship, in your finances or health. But know this: not only will God rescue you; He will set your feet on a rock and lead you to your final destination in life. Remember, the promise He placed on the inside of you didn’t go away because you had some personal failures. No, that failure is only temporary but His Word remains forever! Keep hoping, keep believing because He will move you into the blessing and victory He has prepared for you!

Isiah 41:10-13
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.

Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Speak, Lord, For Your Servant Is Listening...

Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him. A third time the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”
Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
And the LORD said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle.
 1 Samuel 3:7-11 

God can call us anytime when he wants and in a lot of ways. But most of the time we are too preoccupied, too busy, we let the worries of the world eats us thus we failed to recognize his voice calling us. Constant PRAYING will help us to recognize his calling. 
So be ready, pray with all your heart always so that when that moment comes again like Samuel, you can say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening".

As you reflect, listen to this song "Here I am Lord"....