Imagine you get a phone call from a number you have never seen before, you say:
on the other end you hear:
hello how are you?
Fine thank you… Who’s speaking please?
on the other end again you hear:
Aah its God, I’m calling from heaven…
I’m a bit busy at the moment, was just calling you to inform you that you have one year left to live.
God hangs up.
1. What will run through your mind?
2. What will you immediately start doing?
3. What will you stop doing?
4. What are you doing at the moment that is going to give you a panic attack?
5. What are you NOT doing at the moment that is going to give you a panick attack?
While your pondering over that, lets go off topic for a moment… Say God had asked you to choose 3 people to take to heaven with you who would you choose? What criteria would you use?
Do you read books? if yes, how many books have you read, how many books do you have in your collection? Is the bible one of them? Do you read it often or is it the one book that has gathered the most dust on the shelf?
Pick your bible off the shelf, put it on the ground and STAND on it LITERALLY, STAND on it…
As the Body of Christ comes together, we must stand on the Word of God to endure until the end. When we stand on the Word of God, nothing can prevail against us. God is calling us to Unite. The Fruit of His Spirit connects us as we continually meditate on these Words inspired and breathed upon by Him.
Will we stand on God’s Word and see God’s work, or will we stand on our own strength and fall?
Say the words… “On your word I will stand”
This is all because one day that call will come… and neither you nor I nor any mortal being knows the day, date nor time. So stop waiting for the call… act now correct your ways, don’t let yourself speak negative things about yourself…
Prov 23:7 (KJV)
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“ Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.
Always speak good things about yourself… Yes, definitely this will border between bragging and pride and could be dangerous, think about the line between faith and foolishness and make your choices with due consideration.
Never compare yourself with other people, remember that you are your own self…
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to [a] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
Live what God wants you to be and remember that we are all winners in the eyes of God from conception all the way through. Focus on your potentials and NOT your limitations. Be yourself and you will succeed, focus on the potential within you and on what you can do.
When you know how to walk your potentials, you will do well. You are not just tomorrows leaders, you are a leader today, what are you waiting for tomorrow for?
Have courage to be different and love the dream that God has called to. This dream comes from no other book but the BIBLE, flea from sin, look at Gideon, Joseph, Daniel. Read about them and how they resisted sin and made it to the top.
Evaluate your weaknesses and from your perspective and that of others and and learn how to face unpleasant truths with calm and composition.
Read your bible to help you get to the next level that God is calling you. A time is coming when every tongue will confess and nothing else matters. So whatever you do DO IT WELL.
When you marry and have a family let your children emulate your good example. Remember that when the time comes to face the Lord it will be You, Yourself and You.
That day is coming. It might be today.
This is from Justin Birichi’s (CEO AIS, Nairobi City Stars, Etc.) Sermon given on Sunday 27th September 2009 at the Frontrunnerz tent.