Seeking God?

God loves a seeking heart. You may be looking for a sense of purpose in your life. Your heart is empty and each day consists of simply doing the “next thing”. We have great news for you, friend! That purpose and contentment can be found in a personal relationship with God. You can know Him! It gets better! More than you want to know God – He wants you to know Him. From that relationship flows the best plan for your life, the plan made by the One who created you, knows you best and loves you most. How can you know Him?

  1. Recognize that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23 says we all have sinned and fallen short of God’s standard of holiness. Romans 3:10 says that there is no one without sin. In other words, we all make mistakes. We sin against God. We blow it…and have since the day we were born!
  2. Understand that your sin demands payment. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death – physical and eternal. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” It also promises that the gift of God is eternal life. In other words, Jesus Christ went to the cross for you…and for me…to make the payment for sin that you and I should have made. He took our place! What a great love! Romans 5:8 describes that love in this way, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”.
  3. Confess your sin right now to God. To confess means to agree with God about your sin and choose to turn away or “repent” of your sin. You are choosing to step away from your old life and ways in order to follow God and live out His amazing plan for your life.
  4. Receive His gift of forgiveness. Understand that His forgiveness is a gift. You can’t merit it by being good enough or earn it by doing good things.Romans 3:21-22 “But God has a way to make people right with him without the law. And God has now shown us that way which the law and the prophets told us about. God makes people right with himself through their faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all are the same.”
  5. Accept God’s forgiveness as His gift to you and thank Him for coming into your life. Surrender everything you know about you…to everything you know about Him.Romans 10:10 tells us “We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we use our mouths to say that we believe, and so we are saved.” In other words, we must believe in our hearts that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that He rose from the grave. We confess that truth in our hearts and with our lives.
  6. Turn your life over to Him and choose to follow Him from this day on.Romans 8:38 promises: “Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from the love God has for us. Not death, not life, not angels, not ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, or anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  7. Share your decision with someone. And celebrate the fact that God has taken up residence in your heart and life and will, from this moment on, be with you.

Friend, we celebrate with you this new relationship with your living God. It is the most important decision you will ever make. We encourage you to join a church that teaches the Bible. Look for a small group Bible study in which you can participate. Begin spending a few minutes every day, praying to God and reading His Word. Start with the book of John. It tells you so much about who God is and why Jesus came.

We pray that you will follow Him and experience all the blessings He has for you…on your journey.

Extracted from http://www.girlfriendsingod.com

GOD BLESS

TOBI ISAAC

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE!

KNOWLEDGE!

Knowledge is an awareness gained through experience or education. It is also the sum of what is known. Having known this, let’s move further to know why knowledge is important. This includes:

  • Ø To lead (II Cor 1: 10).
  • Ø To teach (psalm 94: 10).
  • Ø For escape from evil (prov 11: 9b).
  • Ø For understanding. (Prov 15: 14).
  • Ø For increase in strength (Prov 24: 5).

For you to desire to have knowledge, there must have been a purpose for that. For everything done in life, is of purpose and time (Eccl 3: 1) and your time to search for it is NOW! Further more if the purpose for seeking knowledge is not understood, then the need to search for it is of no use because if found, abuse is inevitable.

Many nowadays question God, why do people die so sudden? In the course of this question, the Holy Spirit made me realize the WHY through the word of God (Hosea 4: 6) “my people perish because they lack knowledge”

Note: they didn’t perish because they are not praying or fasting much but because they lack knowledge.

ARE YOU A VICTIM OR A VICTOR? THINK!         If in your heart you crave for knowledge, then you should:

ü Accept Jesus as your God and live a holy life. (1 Sam 2: 3) KJV

ü Desire to hear more of the word of God (Num 24: 16) KJV.

ü Fear God (Prov 1:7).

Note: to fear God is to love God and love your neighbor in which this lie the foundation of the commandment of God.

As you seek for knowledge through God’s word and you practice it, I pray you’ll not be cut short untimely in life and you’ll fulfill that purpose of yours on planet earth in the name of Jesus. “AMEN” PEACE!

Quotes: “If you want to secure your future, invest in quality spiritual knowledge through the word of God” D. Oyedepo

“If you lack the knowledge of God as a Christian, how do you tell the unbelievers to know God?” Tobi Isaac.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Compiled by TOBI ISAAC. For inspirational talks & teaching contact: 08136596295, 08083852722 OR Email: talkshowwithtobi@yahoo.com. GOD BLESS.

 

DISCOVERING YOUR GOD GIVEN PURPOSE

” success is defined as the fulfillment of purpose ” Leke alder said…..
Painting a scenario, a plastic manufacturing company producing a plastic chair produces a chair mainly for the “purpose” of people to sit. that is a success on their part, and the availability of the chair will be abused by the consumer/users if the purpose of the chair is not fulfilled. a chair was created by the manufacturer not to stand on but to sit, peradventure you stand on the chair, there is a slight chance the user will fall and if they keep abusing the availability of the chair, it get destroy faster than expected….
Discovering your purpose will never surface if you don’t have clear and crystal understanding and knowledge about PURPOSE…
WHAT IS PURPOSE?
Literally, purpose may be defined as the reason for which something animate/inanimate  exists or made.
NOTE: the words REASON!
when God created you, he patiently created and made you for a reason not for a treason… smiles. that just drop to my mind as I write.. He has a reason for creating and making you in His own image.
 In the Holy book Gen 1 vs 26-28

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

In the above chapter of Bible, we are made to understand the purpose/reason God created man and woman.. This I listed below for clarity..
  1. TO RULE,
  2. TO BE FRUITFUL,
  3. TO INCREASE AND MULTIPLY,
  4. REPLENISH/FILL THE EARTH AND
  5. SUBDUE IT.
NOTE: ” FOR YOU TO RULE, YOU MUST ALLOW GOD TO RULE YOUR MIND”
                ” FOR YOU TO BE FRUITFUL, YOU MUST ALLOW THE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD TO GROW IN YOU”
                 ” TO INCREASE AND MULTIPLY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE WORD”
God has created us to rule, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t serve. Having known what our general purpose is as human,this will be a pointer to individual purpose i.e it will help working towards achieving that.
HOW DO I DISCOVER MY GOD GIVEN GIFT?
 “Do i have a gift is the question you ask always”, how do i discover my purpose?… written below are some basic steps you should take to discover your purpose,
  1. Locate yourself and move closer to your creator(GOD).
  2. Sit and realize, what you are passionate about  and and how you can find solution to your challenges to help others.
  3. Change your thinking.
  4. Be a lover of book.
  5. Enroll in a mentor-ship program. i.e have a mentor.
  6. Read biography of great people.
 If you can  follow this steps be and persistent and committed to doing it, you are on your way to discovering your purpose that will catapult you to your land flowing with milk and honey..
 BUNMI ADENIYI, wrote and i quote…
“Sure! every man or woman created by God surely has something in him that could bring him/her to d lime light if they can recognise or identify it, reckon with it and finally allow God to help them by yielding to him It is obviously in every man to become successful in life only if they can look inward and yield to God”…
GOD BLESS…
TOBI ISAAC.