Holy Spirit

How to minimise worldly distractions


Distraction from God is dangerous. As believers, we appoint Him captain of our ship. He does not steer, but He tells us where to go. Often we pushed Him aside and pretended to be in charge. And that is when things start to go wrong. Even if you know a shorter and better route, you should allow the captain to do His job. He knows best. The Bible says: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths,” (Proverb 3:5-6).

In the game of baseball, Good Hand-Eye Coordination is one of the keys to success for any hitter. When he is at the plate, his focus must be on point. There is little room for distraction. One mistake and his career could be over.

Just as a baseball hitter avoids distraction at the plate. Christians must do likewise avoiding anything that is likely to distract them from God. Yes, we have weaknesses, and some people will argue that it ‘s hard to avoid distractions. But, even though we cannot always avoid them we are not obligated to succumb. Jesus showed us what to do when faced with tempting circumstances.

Matthew 4:1-11 states the following. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness where the devil tempted.

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards hungry.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones turn to bread.

But Jesus answered and said, It is in the law, Man must not live by bread alone. But by every word that preceded out of the mouth of God.

Not satisfied, the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple,

And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down. For it was written, He will give his angels charge over thee. And in their hands, they will bear thee up, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

But Jesus said to him, It is in the law, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Determined to distract Jesus, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain. And shew him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. And the devil said to him, I will let you have all these things if you bows down and worship me.

Then Jesus said unto him, Get thee hence, Satan. For it is in the law, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Fill my cup Lord


When I was a child, my mother would drag my brother and me with her to Church three times per week. Sunday night service was fun. Liked to listen to people testify about what God did for them. And I could not get enough of the songs they sang. One of my favourites from back then is: “Fill my cup Lord.” It was known as the altar call song. People would run to the altar to get their spiritual cups fill. I did not understand much of what was going on then.

Years later when I gave my heart to the Lord, I realise that it did not matter how saved you think you are; there is a time when you feel empty. You cannot put your finger on the reason. But you know there is a sense of emptiness within. And the fire you once had in your belly suddenly lose its fury. So, you start to look for answers, but nothing seems to help.

That is when you run to the altar and ask God to fill your cup.

 

 

Holy Spirit you are welcome here


Psalm 100 King James Version (KJV)

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

I surrender


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Father in heaven, I surrender all to You. Remove the veil that clouds my view. Help me to see more clearly your purpose for me. Guide my steps and take full control of my life. Lord, I am aware that I am nothing without You. Still, I yearn to be something–, not in this world, Lord, but in your Kingdom. I surrender all to you.

There is power in the Name of Jesus


Acts 12:1-11

New Living Translation (NLT)

James Is Killed and Peter Is Imprisoned

 King Herod Agrippa began to persecute some believers in the church. He had the apostle James (John’s brother) killed with a sword. When Herod saw how much this pleased the Jewish people, he also arrested Peter. (This took place during the Passover celebration.) Then he imprisoned him, placing him under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring Peter out for public trial after the Passover. But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.

Peter’s Miraculous Escape from Prison

The night before Peter was to be placed on trial; he was asleep, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate. Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists. Then the angel told him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” And he did. “Now put on your coat and follow me,” the angel ordered.

So Peter left the cell, after the angel. But all the time he thought it was a vision. He didn’t realize it was actually happening. They passed the first and second guard posts and came to the iron gate leading to the city, and this opened for them all by itself. So they passed through and started walking down the street, and then the angel suddenly left him.

 Peter finally came to his senses. “It’s really true!” he said. “The Lord has sent his angel and saved me from Herod and from what the Jewish leaders had planned to do to me!”

Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel


Some five hundred years before the arrival of Emmanuel, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that Emmanuel would come: “ Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).