RECOGNIZING AND DEALING WITH SENSORY OVERLOAD

I once watched an episode where Chef Gordon Ramsay was invited by a restaurant owner to save his dying business.

This particular restaurant was not used to freshly-made foods. Most of their meals and ingredients were prepackaged, canned, microwavable, and processed…

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU (Archives)

I used to wonder why the master – in the parable of the talents – called the servant who hid his talent ‘wicked.’

Slothful? Yes. Fearful? I can understand…but ‘wicked’? That’s quite a stretch…

FOLLOW THE OIL

Scenario OneIt was on campus. We were having choir rehearsals for an upcoming combined-campus fellowship program. Finally, and thankfully, we were done. It was time to round off. The choir director called on a member of the exco – and a friend of his – to give the closing prayers so we could share theContinue reading “FOLLOW THE OIL”

GET UP – AND EAT! (Battles Series)

What’s the best thing to do when you are worn out?
Lie down and sleep, right?
Wrong.

You get up – and eat.
Ask Elijah.

Daniel revealed that, in the last days, a major activity of the enemy would be to wear out the saints of the Most High. (Daniel 7:25) ‘Wear out’ means to tire them, wear them down, or make them weary – and connotes intensity and consistency…

DO YOU ‘REALLY’ BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

I’m not only referring to getting a job you have been praying for, money coming into your bank account, or protection from an accident.

I’m also talking about blind eyes opening. Deaf ears popping. The dead coming back to life. Fibroids disappearing. Limbs growing out.

Those types of miracles…

DON’T LET THE ENEMY SILENCE YOU!

“Shhhh…You know you are not married.”
“You’d better not say anything – at least, until you’ve had even one child.”
“How can YOU teach on holiness? Everyone knows you fell into sin many years ago. Choose another topic.”
“All this public declaration of ‘I am blessed, blablabla’ – when you don’t even have a grain of rice in your one-room. Don’t embarrass yourself.”

And so we keep quiet – and the enemy of our souls laughs loudly, cackling in glee, rubbing his hands joyfully together:
Another Redeemed of the Lord has been silenced!

LESSONS FROM 2020

2020 has been a seemingly crazy year: one of extreme highs and seeming lows. I use the word ‘seeming’ because – for a child of God – everything actually works together for good.

It has also been one packed with highlighted and underlined lessons. The major ones I will take into 2021 and beyond are: