I have the light of God in me, I have the light of God in me, I have the Spirit of the Son of God, I have the light of God in me// Thank You thank You Lord, thank You Lord thank Lord for everything You have done (in my life).
Our Heavenly Father we thank You, we bless Your Holy Name. Indeed You are too Great, too Wonderful, You are a Merciful Father, there is none to be compared with thee. Eternal Rock of Ages You are Great.
Beloved, let the living praising the Lord, let the living Praise the Lord. Are you praising God? Are rejoicing that Jesus conquer the world? Yes it is good to Praise the Lord every day as you wake up from sleep, because God owes you nothing but He make it a point of duty to wake you up, so you must make it a duty to Praise Him in appreciation of His goodness towards you and your family.
Beloved, how was the week ministration to you? Enriching? Blessed? Interesting? Well I was richly blessed and it was quite an interesting week for me. I was emboldened again with what the Holy Spirit brought our way this week. I just have to keep pressing on and sure someone made the decision with me. what more do I want when heaven has made it clear that wars are going on in the two kingdom but the joyful news is that victory has been worn on my behalf and as many as believed.
Are you happy to know that when you spend time with God, the presence of God rob off on you and you will triumph far above. Wow! I was richly blessed.
The topic before us would have come earlier before now but one thing keep moving it ahead till today.
How you feel when someone encourages you? how do you feel when your work is appreciated or your presence is acknowledge?
Sometime in last month someone wrote in to appreciate the ministration coming from this platform and I was so please. Not because she wrote in but because the ministration is touching lives and is a blessing to those that read it.
Right there I said afterward, “I pray heaven bears the same good report on my behalf.” I pray it as a prayer and God responded that prayer by a miracle of healing I receives few days after that prayer.
Beloved, whatsoever we sow; we reap. The Word of God said so. Sometimes we do things not knowing that people are seeing and watching us. It might be for good or evil either way people are watching and there is always a reward for us at the end.
Beloved, we all need this encouragement once a while especially from people around us or who are receiving services from us but where it does not come I am here to encourage to you to continue the good work. If you are encourage here on earth you have an eternal reward waiting for you.
Beloved, as we step into our greater glory, we may not make it alone, we all need a Paul, Barnabas and Timothy as we will later read from the ministration below.
As you need it so also you have to be either a Paul, Barnabas, and Timothy, so let’s learn to an encourager. Some people’s behaviour is nothing to talk about. They are discouragers. They are sadist. Even when you are flying like eagle, all they efforts will be geared towards bring you down, they are not going to stop there they will make that you not mobile at all.
Beloved, don’t be like them rather live out the life of Christ in you, encourage one another.
We are in PCL class remember. Let’s discover more.
But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus—my brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need. . . —Philippians 2:25
Some people know just what to say and do to encourage others who are going through difficult times. Their words give strength to those who are discouraged and comfort to those who are grieving. These people are sensitive to God’s voice. They are not self-centered or unaware of the struggles of those around them. They are the ones we immediately seek when we enter a crisis. They are welcome visitors when we are in distress, for their presence sustains us.
Scripture testifies of many whom God enabled to encourage others. When Moses was overwhelmed by his work, Jethro went to him and encouraged him. Jethro gave Moses wise counsel that eased his strain (Exod. 18:1–27). When Paul was imprisoned far from those who loved him, Epaphroditus risked his health and safety in order to go to Paul and minister to him (Phil. 2:25–30). Later, Paul urged Timothy to come and visit him, for Paul found strength and encouragement in Timothy (2 Tim. 4:9; Phil. 2:19–20). Paul asked Timothy to bring Mark also. Mark was the kind of friend Paul needed when he was enduring hardship (2 Tim. 4:11; Philem. 24). Paul also relied on Luke for encouragement. When everyone else was absent or preoccupied, Luke could be found with Paul (2 Tim. 4:11). Paul experienced trials throughout his life, but God sustained him by placing godly friends around him who provided support in practical and sacrificial ways.
God wants to develop you into the kind of friend who can strengthen others. The words you share and the things you do can bring comfort and encouragement to your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your coworkers.
Can this be said of you also that you an encourager? Let find out in specific terms:
Everyone Needs A Paul, A Barnabas, And A Timothy In His Life
PAUL: Yesterday, I had coffee with an old friend who set out a decade ago to affect the business community of his city for Christ. God graciously granted him a reasonably fruitful ministry. Along the way, however, his marriage fell apart. “Dwight, if I had had a Paul in my life, my marriage would not have failed.” As he spoke, I was reminded of 1 Corinthians 4:14:
“Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me.” (See 1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; Philippians 3:7; 4:9)
QUESTION: Do you currently have a Paul in your life? Someone who knows the real you? Someone who challenges you? Someone who models godly character and discipline, and builds them into your life? Someone who lends a more mature perspective to your life? Someone who has earned your trust enough to probe the sensitive and hidden areas of your life? Someone who is committed to walking with you through the difficult times? In a word, a Paul. A spiritual father.
BARNABAS (“Encourager” – Acts 4:36) was used of God to bring Paul out of Antioch and into a fruitful ministry where the two of them teamed up. (Acts 11:25, 26) (See Acts 11:30; 12:25; 13:1, 2, 14, 43, 46, 50; 14:1-3, 23; 15:12, 22, 34)
QUESTION: Do you have a Barnabas in your life? A buddy with whom you can freely share the good, the bad, and the ugly? Someone who will tell it like it is when you don’t want to hear it? (Proverbs 27:6) Someone who is committed to hanging in there with you through thick and thin? (Proverbs 17:17; 18:24)
TIMOTHY: In his travels, Paul ran into a young follower of Christ named Timothy (Acts 16:1-4). For the next decade or so, the Apostle invested deeply into his life. Reflecting back on their friendship, Paul wrote,
“You… know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me… the persecutions I endured… ” (2 Timothy 3:10, 11a,c) (See Acts 20:18)
In similar fashion, Paul encouraged Timothy to also invest his life into others: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2) (See 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 6)
QUESTION: Do you have a Timothy in your life? Someone into whose life you are currently investing?
Having a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy in our life will indeed play a significant role in (1) fostering our growth toward spiritual maturity, and (2) helping us fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.
Beloved thing on these things and you will be move from one level of glory to another. Hope you are blessed. See you next week by God’s grace.
Remain blessed in the Lord.