Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A devotion worth sharing

In Touch with Charles Stanley

Praying the Promises of God
Jesus made it clear that we would endure hardship in this life. But God gave His children amazing tools to keep trials from overwhelming us. For instance, He placed His Spirit inside each believer to guide and empower. In addition, He gave us prayer so we could not only communicate and stay connected with our Father but also bring Him our requests.
Today I want to focus on yet another one of His marvelous gifts: the Bible. Scripture is the actual Word of God Almighty. It is truth. It never changes. It enables us in all circumstances, so we have a sure foundation on which to base our lives and decisions.
There are thousands of promises in the Bible--countless assurances that we can rely on with perfect confidence. God wants us to learn them so we won't miss out on blessings He wants to give. And wise believers will turn His promises into prayers and the cries of their hearts.
Let me give you an example that relates to difficult decisions. Psalms 32:8 states, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." We can pray God's words back to Him, saying that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side as our caregiver through the entire situation.
When hardships arise, we need a solid foundation on which to stand. Otherwise, our emotions could easily lead us astray through faulty thinking. God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Life indeed is interesting. Not all times are smooth and the same way definitely not all times are bad hence at every minute we have something to thank God for.

One thing we definitely need in life is to pray to let the sun stand still on our lives. Look at the sun very well and you will notice that first, it gives light. Thinking through the book of Joshua and after listening to the hymn "Jesus Shall Reign where'ere the sun", I concluded that indeed there are some things man cannot do in the evening. You can bear with me that humans are so limited. We are limited in so many ways. Reading Joshua 10:1-15, we saw how Joshua on the day the Lord gave the Armorites over to the people of Israel prayed for the sun to stand still. Joshua saw that when the sun goes down, there wouldn't be any light to locate the enemies. The fighters of Israel will therefore start fighting against each other heance he prayed forthe sun to stand still. God created heaven and earth as well as day and night but on that day He made the day rule over the night. The enemy loves darkness, yes. It tries to flourish in darkness. I am beginning to feel and think that maybe the Armorites would have either run away etc but Joshua saw the need to ask the controller of the Sun to make it stand still till victory is won.

Its time men start praying to God to let the sun rise and set no more. We ought to either change our prayer topics or add some to it. We need to pray till there is peace in our countries. You and I need to be the sun on our families, our schools, work places, neighborhood, marriages and relationships. Life people say is a battle but I think they are preparations God want us to go through for a better tomorrow. We therefore need to be strong and pray without ceasing. Pray and stand still till the battle is won and till every enemy is destroyed.

When the sun continue to stand still, you are able to locate the enemy in its hiding place. You are able to take control and fight victoriously because the enemy hates light. Its so sweet when the sun rises and sets no more over our lives, marriages, education, finances etc.
When it matters most, when we call on God, when we trust our ways to Him and walk with Him, He is able to do all things exceedingly above what we think off. When the sun stands still in your life, you keep fighting on. While Joshua’s men were fighting, Joshua
prayed to God. He asked God to make the sun stand still until they had won the victory.
Believe it or not, God made the sun stop in the middle of the day and delayed it going
down about a full day.
God listened to Joshua and granted his prayer request. Now remember that Joshua had
recently done wrong. However, God has heard Joshua ask for forgiveness and God erased
the sin. Joshua learned his lesson from his mistake. He talked and listened to God and did
what He wanted.
Stand still and fight till victory is won.

Let us pray, let us hold on, let us keep the faith, let us pray the sun stands still on our jobs, marriages, relationships, works, christian life, families, countries etc.

Stay blessed.

Friday, January 06, 2012


Happy New Year to all my readers. Honestly I have missed you all and a lot have gone on since the last time I posted a blog. I keep getting the feeds and I know when you pay me a visit on the site. Thank you all for the continued support and prayers.

Life has really been interesting. The Lord has been good to me and He is still faithful even though I can not say I was faithful throughout the year 2011.

I changed jobs somewhere half of the year and interestingly I am back with the company I left. A lot has happened but in all we give thanks to God. In December on the 9th I lost an uncle from my fathers side. It was sad and as if that wasn't enough, I lost another uncle from my mothers side the next day. I believe God knows best even though the two have been sick and were admitted at the hospital for a while.

By Gods grace I am back and I am grateful to Him for seeing the rest of us into the new year and also for seeing you my readers and valuable blog followers into the new year 2012 as well.

I wish you all the very best in the year under Gods guidance and grace and may His mercies never depart from you.

Stay blessed and be a blessing to others as well.