WHERE SHALL WE GO?

connnWHERE SHALL WE GO? When we can no longer differentiate a church from a social gathering, and all what we do in church is to just have fun. When we can’t differentiate a choir from a harlot, and an usher is not different from a waiter. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When worship session in a church is just like a disco night and we cant differentiate a pastor from a comedian. When salvation message is no longer the order of the day but prosperity and entertainment message is now the core course. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When prayer warrior now have to go to tongue-speaking school for utterances, and deliverance and healing session is now like MTH 201 to be taught and learned.

When pastor have to pause for members to clap and shout during sermon in enthusiasm, and all what we now gain from preaching is new vocabulary and word usage. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go? When the church of God is now an exhibition ground for the latest designer jackets and hats. And  new converts can no longer come to church for the fear of being inferior. When tithes and offerings in church become the yard-stick for growth, and the little donations from the faithful member have to suffer for senior pastor’s birthday. When the church is no more conducive where shall we go?

When the senior Pastors retired to the vestry and asked the junior Pastors to conduct services for them while they go to sleep, where shall we go?When Pastors no longer attend Sunday school and Bible teachings but hand it over to volunteer ministers where do we go? When fund raising is now disguised and referred to as revival. When the number of souls being lost from the church is higher than gained souls.

Where shall we go is the question right; But never a rhetoric one. Where we can go is simply the feet of the old rugged cross to plead for genuine spiritual revival of the church of our Father. Someone sent this to me and I found it thought provoking.

What do you think about this?

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Money isn’t Barometer for Success.

When I was younger, I was involved in a small business of by buying and selling I was able to generate a profit and have money in my pocket at the end of every week.

I well remember walking around with feelings of confidence and positive self-worth as a result of the money in my pocket. I felt good about myself.

One time I spent quite a bit of money from my capital. My feelings of confidence and self-worth were damaged as the cash dwindled away. I felt worse about myself. But was I really any different than when I had the money?

As I reflect on that time in my youth, I realize that I had already bought the world’s lie that my worth as a person had something to do with the amount of cash with me. Like so many people, I didn’t know the truth about money.

Money is not my self-worth

If I believe that my self-worth is related to the money I have, then my self-worth will vacillate depending on my income and net worth.  I will tend to feel that I’m of value only if I make a certain amount of income. Such false thinking is totally contrary to what the Scripture says about who we are in Christ and the ultimate source of our income.

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RED FLAG OF DATING FOR SINGLE SISTERS.

it can be difficult to be clear-headed in a dating relationship.  It is easy to see only the positive in the other person and completely ignore any warning signs.  Optimism for a relationship can cloud judgment.

It would be foolish to date someone and not even consider the possible outcomes.  Not only would it be foolish, but downright selfish.  While you do not have to commit to marrying this person right away, you should realize thatany guy-girl relationship you begin has the potential to end in marriage.

If there is always that possibility, then you must ask yourself whether this person has the qualities you will need in a husband.  You are not being selfish in asking that question.  It is important that you do.  That is why it is important to consider some warning signs you will look for while dating someone.  Watch out for the following red flags.

Is he having a relationship with Christ?

If you desire to have a marriage relationship built on Scripture, you will want to marry a man who will be a strong spiritual leader to you and your future family.

Ask yourself these questions:  How strong is his relationship with Jesus Christ?  Is he interested in growing spiritually?  How passionate is he about reading God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers in a biblically solid church?  Is he servant-hearted?  Are you spiritually stronger than he is?  Your spiritual maturity may result in frustration and leadership struggles if he is not as strong as you in his relationship with God.

Second, does he care about your spiritual growth?  Ultimately, your spiritual condition is up to you and you alone.  However, in Ephesians Paul compares a husband’s role toward his wife with that of Christ’s role toward His Bride, the Church, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, the she might be holy and without blemish,” (Ephesians 5:25-27, emphasis mine).

Christ’s role and a husband’s role do differ because only Christ alone can truly cleanse us.  However, a husband is responsible to lead his wife in sanctification, as this verse explains with the imagery of Christ and His bride.  If a man cannot do that, he is not ready to be a husband.  And if he is not ready to be a husband, dating him could only have a sorrowful outcome.

Is he depending on you?.

Marriage is a covenantal bond between a man and a woman where there is dependence—to a certain extent.  If you are dating a man who expects you to be everything to him and always make him happy, you both are in for a harsh awakening after the honeymoon ends.  You are both sinners and you will sin against each other.  While you do not want that to happen, it is reality. You will disappoint each other, not on purpose, but you will.  You cannot meet his every need.  To try to is foolish. Also, if he wants you to meet all his needs, that is close to idolatry (Exodus 20:3, 4).  Only God can truly satisfy a person’s soul.

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