I give God the praise for the privilege to share His Word with you today. I taught on the woman as a plus and not a minus, last time. In this segment, I will be teaching on, Keys for Enhancing your Value.
How furious you bang at the door does not open it. The door will only open, when you use the right key. In the same way, the Kingdom of God operates on keys. When you locate and use the right keys, you enhance your value on earth.
God does not need your money, He does not need your possessions; all He truly wants is your heart. The Word of God says: My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways (Proverbs 23:26). For you to enhance your worth, your heart is very important. How do you give Him your heart? You do so by His Word dwelling richly in your heart (Colossians 3:16). That is, you consciously put the Word of God into your heart. Spend quality time with the Word in prayer and fellowship with God, then you will find the Word dwelling richly in your heart.
What you put inside your heart is what will manifest in 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 that 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).
The Word kept him from sin. As a single person, is your heart panting after God or after things? What kind of material do you feed your heart with? You need to destroy some of those ungodly books, magazines, tapes, etc, that are in your home! Where is your heart?
Until you discover your purpose for living, you are not fit to live. When you discover purpose, it gives you 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.
Unforgiveness makes a man to keep looking backwards rather than forward. If you are looking backwards, you can be sure that your vehicle of life will be going backwards.
You must refuse to be offended in God or others, because it will affect your character. God is your Helper, if you are offended in Him, who will help you? Also, learn to forgive your fellow men. Whatever anyone has done to you is past and gone, you don’t need to carry hatred and bitterness around.
The association you keep will always affect your behaviour. If your close friend is a liar, gossip, fornicator, etc, you will invariably get involved in the same vices. Such a relationship won’t leave you neutral. This proves true the adage that says, “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are”. Who is your friend?
The Holy Spirit is the agent of change. Without Him, your character cannot be moulded, because 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 you feel you’ve missed it, return to God and let Him know you are sorry. Then give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to supply strength that 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).
The grace to benefit from these keys is the privilege of those who are born-again. You get born-again as you confess your sins and accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. If you want to be born-again, please say this prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of 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! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name.
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