Thursday, February 19, 2009


As a Chrisitan, one thing I know about God through the Scriptures is that He is a Holy God. God is Holy. He is so holy that sin cannot come near him. It was His holiness that made Him turn His face away from His Son when Jesus bore the sins of the world on the cross.

The apostle Peter tells us in 1Pet.1:15-16 "...but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy"

We know that God takes holiness seriously because Heb. 12:14 says "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:" The writer of Hebrews tell us that without holiness, no one shall see God.

But what does it mean to be holy? Can anyone really be holy? In the coming days or maybe weeks, we will be exploring this topic on holiness. This is one area where the Lord has been dealing with me about for some time now - the pursuit of holiness. It is my prayer that at the end of this topic, we would not only understand what holiness means, but be fired up to live holy as God has called us to.

God Bless you


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Called To Ministry?

Called to ministry? Here are a few tips:

By the grace of God, I have been saved and walking with Him now for 18 years, I have learned a few things along the way:

1. Ministry is not a job or career, it is a calling from the Lord Almighty. It is an adventure. (Matt.8:18-22)

2.When the Lord calls a person to do His work, He will always prepare and equip him for the job.

3. The Christian walk is a life of Spiritual warfare, Ministry is no different. When the Lord calls us into ministry, He is calling us to work on His behalf to build up His people in the Word and rescue His elect out of the jaws of satan. Thus a person who is called into ministry is called into spiritual warfare. Because the devil wants to keep Christians ignorant of the Word so they will always be defeated and wants to take as many as he can get to hell with him. That is why as we look through scripture, God takes His time to prepare and equip those he has called.

4. Serving Christ is costly and will definitely cost us and Ministry is no different (Luke 14:27-29).

5. Just because the Lord has called us does not mean the journey will not be difficult (2 Corinthians 11:22-26, John 16:33) but He will sustain us. (1 Corinthians 10:13, Hebrews 13:5)

6. When we chose to follow Christ, we did not come to the master for what was on the master's table, but for the Master Himself. Ministry is no different. It may or may not bring financial rewards that is why ministry is not a career, but a calling. People can and do get blessed financially through their ministry, but financial reward should NEVER be the reason nor the goal for ministry. Neither Jesus nor any of the apostles got rich preaching the gospel. See what Paul said to Timothy ( a young minister) 1 Timothy 6:6-12.

By the grace of God, we have been blessed to have walked closely with some ministries and I tell you, allowing the desire for money and material wealth to be the end result of their work is always the beginning of ministers compromising the gospel. The love of money and material wealth is at the root of the erroneous teaching in some of the faith movement today.

However, I will tell you that there is no greater honor, no greater joy than to serve the Lord and to be called into His service.

May the Lord will give you wisdom in all things and show you what you should be doing and how to do it. But always remember Proverbs 3:5-6. Remember that when the Lord instructed the apostles to be witnesses to Him, he told them to start from their home town (Jerusalem) before witnessing anywhere else. Acts. 1:8. My prayer for myself and for you also, is that as we do what the Lord has called us to do, we will not loose focus, but will start from our very homes, then to the uttermost parts of the world, to the praise and glory of His Holy name. Amen.

Remember IThess. 5:24 "He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it."

God Bless you,


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reason For Homeschool

Why did you choose to homeschool your kids? Think hard about the reason because this will affect everything you do as a homeschooler.

What is most important to you? The answer to this question will play a part in what you choose to teach and how you teach it.

As parents, one of the things we teach our children is how to recognize truth from error, being is homeschooler is no different. As a homeschooling parent, where do you get your truth from? The answer to this question will also influence what and how you teach.

As a Christian, what shapes your mind? What do you believe about the Bible? Does what you believe about the Bible come from what your Pastor or any other Christian leader has told or have to taken the time to go into the Word and study it for yourself?

When you or any of your kids are preparing for test, a test that will determine whether you get a certificate, diploma or a degree of some sorts will you be satisfied with 15 mins of study a day? How much study do you think it will be necessary to undertake so as to come out in flying colors? As a Christian, are you putting that much time into the study of your Bible?

Take time to ponder these questions. I will be elaborating more on them in the coming weeks.

God bless


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Depart From Me

In Matthew 7:20-28 Jesus said these words below:

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

In his book "Family Driven Faith" Voddie Baucham jr. quotes a George Barna research which shows that less than 10% of self professed born again evangelicals have a biblical worldview. As if this is not bad enough, the same research also found out that only 51% of evangelical pastors have a biblical worldview. I read somewhere that the actual number of self proclaimed born again evangelicals with a Biblical world view is actually 7%!

Your worldview is the prism or the "glasses" through which you view life. When we say that a person has a Biblical worldview, we mean that the person uses the Bible as the yardstick against which everything is measured. This means that all of life's actions and decisions are based on the Bible, not what we think is right, not what society tells us is right, not what our culture say is right, but on what the Bible says. What this means is that my life is set apart for God and as such, every decision I make, every action I take, every counsel I give or receive, must line up with the Word of God - the Bible.

The term "Biblical Worldview" is the fancy modern day description of what the Bible calls Holiness. In 1 Peter 1:15-16, the Bible tells us " but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” The Bible calls us to a life of holiness. God is a Holy God and we cannot serve Him on our terms, but on His terms.
Also, in Hebrews 12:14, the Bible tells us "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord".

In light of the scriptures we just read above, George Barna in his research found out that 93% of self proclaimed born again evangelicals and 49% of pastors do not have a Biblical worldview. This means, they are not living a life that is separated unto the Lord. They are living unto themselves. Can they call themselves followers of Christ if they living for themselves and not for God? Jesus Himself said “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him" (John 14:23).

What kind of opinion do you think the 93% of self proclaimed born again evangelicals who do not have Biblical worldview will have of the 7% who do? I am open to your comments.

My God have mercy on the Church.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New To Homeschooling?

As you embark on this exciting and yes sometimes difficult journey to educate your children at home, here a few pointers to keep in mind.

First, before you start looking at curriculums or teaching philosophies, it is advisable to spend time seeking the Lord on His idea of education. It was His idea that parents teach their children (Deut. 6:4-7) so it necessary to spend time in prayer seeking Him for the true meaning of education. It is possible that you may become re-educated in the process.

Next, remember that every child is unique and different. Seek the Lord for each of your children. Seek Him for the best method and style that will enable each child to be all that the Lord has called to them to be.

Third, it is vital that you have fellowship with other spiritually like-minded homeschooling moms. You need the friendships, encouragement and support in order to stay steadfast in your homeschooling journey.

Lastly, Relax! “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.4:6-7)

God bless

Monday, November 03, 2008

On the Elections

In my observation, Since 2004, elections in this country is not about the economy or the usual reasons, it is a struggle for the heart and soul of this nation. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? (Matthew 16:26)

This country will either be a country that fears God and upholds biblical principles as we have been praying or it will become a country that cares absolutely nothing about God, infact throws God from every where including the churches by censoring what the Pastors can preach. The scary part of this whole thing is that God is asking us as a nation to make the choice (by voting). Just like Joshua told the children of Israel to chose this day whom they will serve (Joshua 24:15), God is asking us to choose this day what kind of a country we would like to have.

Matthew 13:24-25 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.

A lot of us have been "asleep" in the place of prayer and the enemy is attempting to and in some cases has started sowing 'tares' among our 'wheat'. WE need to WAKE UP!

Ephesians 5:14-17 Therefore He says: “ Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is."

Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

God Bless You


Monday, October 27, 2008

Education is Discipleship

Who is a disciple? A disciple is a learner. When Jesus walked the face of the earth, He had disciples that learned under him. A good disciple talks and acts like his master. He or she eventually becomes a replica of his master.

A good disciple spends a lot of time with his teacher. Eventually, he begins to talk and act like his teacher.

Who is discipling your children? You or the school system? How much time do you spend with your kids in a 24 hour period? How much time do they spend with the school system in 24 hour period?

Just something to think about.