Sunday, 28 July 2013

NUGGETS OF SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT




Nuggets of Spiritual Nourishment is a collection of expositions on spiritual truths from the Bible. 

These expositions have been compiled over a period of time from insights received by the author in his daily study of the bible. Nuggets of Spiritual Nourishment are practical spiritual truths relevant to everyday living. You will enjoy reading this book and most importantly you will be enlightened to live your life in victory.


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LIVING SELFISHLY OR SELFLESSLY?


  • Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying, Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon, Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle: WHEREFORE, SAID THEY, IF WE HAVE FOUND GRACE IN THY SIGHT, LET THIS LAND BE GIVEN UNTO THY SERVANTS FOR A POSSESSION, AND BRING US NOT OVER JORDAN. AND MOSES SAID UNTO THE CHILDREN OF GAD AND TO THE CHILDREN OF REUBEN, SHALL YOUR BRETHREN GO TO WAR, AND SHALL YE SIT HERE? (Numbers 32:1-5)
  • We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance. (Numbers 32:18).
  • And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren (Luke 22:31-32).
What is your Christian Life? Are you “selfish” living in your blessings? That is dangerous. You have to be able to help others also get into their blessings. If you are blessed materially, don’t forget, your life is not yours alone. There are other people you have to extend your material blessings to, other than that your blessings is empty. Do you have any spiritual gifts? You also have to make sure other people benefit from your gifts. No one is an island—God blesses us both materially and spiritually, so we will be a blessing to others.

If you have read the scriptures above, you will get the lessons in it.
1. Instead, of marching forward together to Jordan, the Children of Reuben found a comfort zone and they want to dwell there so they will not go to Jordan. They were being selfish. They did not want to go to Jordan and fight with their brothers. They said: “and bring us not over Jordan”

2. When Moses refused their request, they now agreed that they will get involved with their brothers to go to Jordan and after Israel has conquered Jordan, then they will come back to inherit their “comfort zone”. That is what we are meant to do—help others achieve their dreams when we find our dreams.

3. Jesus prayed for Peter, so that he will be able to help others stand strong.
Make it a point to live looking beyond yourself.

FAITH, FEAR AND OUR ASSIGNMENT


  • ...My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death... And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.(Mark 14:34-36)
The scripture above is Jesus Himself. At the point of fulfilling His assignment---death for humanity's sins---fear gripped Him. Faith and Fear(Unbelief) seems to dwell together. Wherever you find faith, you will notice fear also lurks around.

Now Faith is not the absence of fear at all. We build up faith because we want to drive away fear. If there was no fear, there will not be a need for faith. Just like antibodies figthing antigens in our body,Faith becomes necessary when fear stirs itself up.

Faith is “sense the fear but do it anyway“. Got dreams? Feeling scared? Well, the fear factor is needed to activate faith in the fulfillment of your assignment. Go ahead! Feel the fear but do it anyway. Let faith reign in the midst of fear

WHAT IS YOUR IMPLEMENTATION RATE?


  • “...be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22)
How long have you been a Christian? How many messages have you heard? How many conferences have you attended? The number of years you have been a Christian and the number of conferences you have attended really does not matter. 
The most important thing is if you have been implementing all the things you have been taught since you became a Christian and all the messages you have heard in all the conferences you have attended. I want you to honestly examine your life to see if "you are really a Christian". Yes, you might have accepted Christ, but are you of any use to His kingdom? What do you do with the words you hear? I pose the question again: WHAT IS YOUR IMPLEMENTATION RATE?

I might sound arrogant, but last year 2012, I decided not to attend any conference until I have started living out and implementing all the things I know and have been hearing. I truly dont need any new open doors. I have realised that God opens doors one at a time.When you step into one, he opens the next door. You have to start steping into the ones that have already been open. Step out and be a doer of the word and God will bless you.