Tuesday, 30 June 2009

A Heathy Soul Builds a Health Life

I once had a personal trainer at the gym who helped educate me that I needed to do certain things to get fit. When I listened and put his words into practice, I quickly found the benefit in my life and work. Whilst being on mission and working in the north of Uganda in the bush, I saw a plaque on the side of a small school building that was seeking to promote a powerful message, it said, 'Education is your life'. I believe this and this message is to all of us.

Here's another thing you can do to build a healthy soul:

2. Educate your soul

'It is not good for a soul to be without knowledge' Prov 19:2

Many pursue intellectual knowledge in order to build their lives, but often fail to see the value of educating their soul. You can have qualifications and letters after your name, but ultimately it is what your soul knows that will direct the course of your life positively or negatively.

As you focus on God, be diligent in the scriptures get to know God, his character, his word and his ways and educate your soul to trust in him. This will all take time, discipline and appetite. Have you got it?

Monday, 29 June 2009

A Healthy Soul Builds a Healthy Life

Don't neglect the health of your soul because it is a foundational key for a healthy life. This will take training, commitment and discipline and like the consistency of regular exercise, the benefits physically and to your health are felt and are often noticed by others.

1. Teach your soul when to be quiet

'My soul, wait silently for God alone
' Ps 62:5

There are many conflicting voices around us and even from within us. King David was always quick to silence these voices and instruct his soul to get his focus on the God. 'Be still and know that I am God' .

Think about this in your own life and situations at the moment and what do you need to say to your soul right now?

No matter what David commanded his soul to 'Bless the Lord at all times' infact, he say let EVERYTHING WITHIN ME bless his name. He was telling every conflicting emotion to be quiet and focus on God. Easy when everything is going well in your life hey!! But things we tough for David at the time and they might be for you right now. So what are you going to do?

Saturday, 27 June 2009

A Heathy Soul Builds a Health Life

How healthy is your soul?

John once wrote, 'Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers' 3 John 2

What is happening on the inside affects what is happening on the outside! I believe the soul is the engine room of our lives. When the core of our being is unhealthy, it has a significant effect on everything else.

King David would often speak to his own soul when he felt distressed on the inside, ' Why are you cast down, o my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God' Ps 42:11

This verse particularly paints a picture of someone who refuses to be dictated to by unproductive feelings or negative thoughts. He takes responsibility and takes command over his own soul and pointed his inner world towards hope.

I love this and over the next few posts will share about how to build a heathy soul. Remember, no one will ever be as passionate about your personal health and development more than YOU, so make some good decisions and look after yourself.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Your responsible Dad...

Watch this and ask yourself the question, 'Is there anything I need to change?'

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Do you really want to fully surrender to God?

Will you let God work in your life today? IT WILL BE PAINFUL AT TIMES!!! God longs for us to be completely honest with him and ourselves.

Dump your pride and become like a child and let God be God in your life.

I want to be God's masterpiece, what about you?

This reminded me of a few preachers I have listened to in the past!!

Thursday, 11 June 2009


Being a bloke is great because:

* Wedding plans take care of themselves.

* You don’t give a monkeys if someone notices your new haircut.

* Wrinkles add character.

* You don’t have to leave the room to make emergency crutch adjustments.

* People never glance at your chest when you’re talking to them.

* The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.

* You can throw a ball more than 5 feet.

* One mood, ALL the time.

* You can open all your own jars.

* Hairdressers don’t rob you blind.

* You can go to a public toilet without a support group.

* You can leave a hotel bed unmade.

* Your last name stays put.

* The garage is all yours.

* You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

* If someone forgets to invite you to something, he or she can still
be your friend.

* If you are 30 and single, nobody notices.

* Everything on your face stays its original colour.

* You can quietly enjoy a car ride from the passenger’s seat.

* Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

* You don’t have to clean your house if you invite friends around.

* You can sit in silence watching a football game with your mate for hours
without thinking “He must be mad at me.”

* If another guy shows up at the party in the same outfit, you just might
become lifelong friends.

* The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

* You don’t have to shave below your neck.

* One wallet and one pair of shoes, one colour, all seasons.

* You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife.

* You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.

* Christmas shopping can be accomplished for 25 relatives, on December 24th,
in 45 minute


Saturday, 6 June 2009

Life giver?

To bring life NOT death into every relationship, circumstance and opportunity is the call of a leader.

We are not called to participate in all the bad news, feeding and fueling it as if we have no alternative, no hope or anchor in this life. So many are filled with negativity, frustrations, anger, pride, arrogance, selfish opinions and ambitions and things do not get any better around these kind of people. Don't you think this world needs to hear some good news, encouragement, hope, love and grace from someone? What about YOUR world? Your Family, Friends, Work Place and Community?

If you know Christ, you are supposed to be a life giver! You have connected to the ONE who said, 'I have come that you might have life and have it TO THE FULL'. God is a life giver! He spoke life into creation and it came out of nothing. He breathed life into mankind and what was dust took shape and came alive. He breathed his word into the world to give direction, He sent Jesus Christ 'God in the flesh - fully God yet fully human' to pay the punishment for sin once for all so that all my live. Eternal LIFE is at hand!! The Holy Spirit now continues to give life to all and so should every follower of Christ. LIFE...LIFE.... LIFE!!!! God pumps this world full of life. He sustains and uphold all things by his power.. He is a life giver.

COME on Church I want to challenge us all to be life givers where ever we are and to whoever we encounter. Connect to God, stay close to the source of life, draw from the unending resource of the almighty and give out this life graciously.

Deal with the stuff that death may represents in your life today. Address the negativity, work on your character, change your attitude, see your pride and crucify it, reject and resist sin in your life - it will only introduce you to death. Be determined to change right now and be a life giver. That's what God intends you to be! BE HONEST, look at your life, your relationships, your circumstances and your opportunities and ask yourself the question what are you bringing to the table - Life or death?

Friday, 5 June 2009

I Think Rick Warren nails it here

by Rick Warren
"But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech,
in knowledge, in complete
earnestness and in your love
for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity
of your love by comparing
it with the earnestness of others"
(2 Corinthians 8:7-8 NIV).

At the core of giving is the essence of love. When you love someone you
want to give to them. You can give without loving but you cannot love
without giving. If you say you love God, thenit's going to show up in
your generous lifestyle.

I can claim to be a Christian, a follower of Christ. I can claim to love God.
But the Bible says there is one way to really test the sincerity of your love:
"Just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in
knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see
that you
also excel in this grace of giving. I am not commanding
you, but I want to test the sincerity
of your love”
(2 Corinthians 8:7-8 NIV).

God tests the sincerity of your love by looking at your giving.

Why does He do that? God doesn't need your time. He doesn't
need your money. What does He need? He wants what your giving
represents—your heart—and He wants you to become like Him.
"For God loved the world so much that He
(John 3:16 NLT, emphasis mine). You can either become like God
and be a generous giver or you can become like Satan and be a
stingy hoarder.

I have discovered that there are basically two kinds of people—
cheerful givers and fearful givers.

Cheerful givers say, "I'm going to give. It all belongs to God anyway.
He gave it all to me. I wouldn't have anything without God so I'm
going to give it all to Him and He can take care of all my needs."

Fearful givers say, "I can't afford to do this. I can't afford to give.
I've got to hoard. I've got to watch what's for me. I've got to protect
my selfish interests."

Cheerful or fearful—you make the decision. But remember God
tests the sincerity of your love by howgenerous you are in life.
Everything we have comes from God.

Giving is as much an act of worship as singing, praying, thanking,
and listening. It's saying, "God, I love You so much I want to give
back to You. You saved my life and I want to give back to You."

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Can't wait for 'ONE PRAYER' 2009

One Prayer begins this weekend and over 1,600 churches around the globe are taking part. So many incredible communicators contributed messages once again this year.

At MKCC I will be speaking the first in our series called, 'God is Our Refuge and Strength' **this Sunday**.

We are living in very challenging times where the very foundations of what we have all placed our trust in has failed us: Stock Market, Banks, Governments, Politicians, Investments, Pension companies etc. There are people all around us are hurting and disillusioned and many now are thinking is there anything or anyone in who we can ever trust again? Well, the answer is yes!

I want to encourage you all at MKCC to invite as many of your friends as you can this Sunday. God has been, is and always will be reliable, true and just. We can trust in God and know peace even the storms in life we face. I believe God is drawing people to himself at this time, so seize the opportunity and ask them to come along with you this week.

Extra messages available:
At lifechurch.tv, there will be 15 extra messages featured throughout One Prayer. These additional messages will be at Church Online. You are welcome to join in for any of those experiences! Get the full details (including the first week’s schedule) at the Church Online blog.