Making A Difference (4)
It is a good thing to be with you today. I have taught on the woman as the last born of God, a productive woman and what a woman of difference can be called. In this segment, I will be concluding this teaching with the topic “Possessing a Heart for God.”
To make a difference in life, you need to possess a heart for God. Remember, God neither needs your money nor your possessions; all He truly desires is your heart. How do you do that? By letting His Word dwell richly in your heart. The Word of God says: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:16). When you spend quality time with the Word, in prayer and fellowship with God, then you will find the Word dwelling richly in your heart which will help you make the difference in your world. You need the Word of God to rule your world.
What you put inside your heart is what determines your character, just as it is said in the computer world, “Garbage in, garbage out.” Don’t read all those filthy pornographic books, because what you put inside is what will manifest outwardly. Hide the Word in your heart and it will generate the fear of God in your heart. So, whatever temptation you are faced with, like Joseph you will say: There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? (Genesis 39:9).
How then do you possess a heart for God?
Until you discover your purpose for living, building a godly character might be a difficult task. When you discover your purpose, it gives you a direction and focus – and you know that focus is power (Hebrews 12:2). Men of sound character are usually men of purpose and vice versa.
Be mindful of your Association
The association you keep will always affect your behaviour; it does not leave you neutral. If your close friend is a liar, gossip, fornicator etc, you will invariably get involved in the same vices. This proves true the adage that says, “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are” Who is your friend?
Depend on the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the agent of change. Without Him, your character cannot be molded, as developing a godly character is not by power or might. The Word of God says: For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth (Zechariah 4:10).
It is not enough to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues; you must constantly go to Him for help. At any point when you feel you’ve missed it, return to God; let Him know you are sorry. Then give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to supply the strength you need, so that you will not miss it again. The Holy Spirit is always there to help you, so don’t grieve Him with sin (1 Thessalonians 5:19).
To possess a heart for God, you need to surrender your heart to Christ. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born-again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary.
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
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