Archive for June, 2015

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

June 30, 2015

MORALITY

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Romans 3:20-26

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ…

Being a moralist is not the same as being born again. There are some people who are very moral. But having good morals is not the same as being born again.

There are some people who would for instance, never break their marriage vows. I once spoke to an unbeliever who belonged to an occult group. This man told me, “I have been married for 17 years but I have never been unfaithful to my wife.”

He went on to say, “I have been up and down. People have put pressure on me because I married somebody from another country. Even though my wife cannot have a child, I will not be unfaithful to her.”

This is a test many born-again Christians may not be able to pass. You would find that men would commonly divorce their barren wives in order to have a child.

But listen, being such a moralist does not mean you are born again. I congratulate you for your morality. I respect you for the fact that you never commit adultery or fornication. I am glad that you do not read pornography or chase prostitutes, but I must still inform you that you must be born again!

Nicodemus in John 3, was a moralist; that’s why he was so surprised when Jesus told him that he needed to be born again.

Jesus says to the moralist, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again” (John 3:7).Dag Heward-Mills Site Map

Success

Posted: June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Inspiration lifestyle

Success is waking up in the morning and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you’re good at – something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again.

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“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” – George Lucas

June 29, 2015

THE GLORY OF GOD

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

..the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 5:14

As you can see in this account, while the people offered sacrifice, the glory of God filled the temple. Do you want to see the glory of God in your life? Then do not shy away from the sacrifice that God has placed before you.

A minister who has the glory of God on his life has often paid the price of sacrifice.

I have noticed that there is no successful minister who does not have a story of sufferings and difficulties that he has been through on behalf of the Lord.

Recently, a visiting minister whose ministry I knew little about, came to speak in our church. As he shared his life’s testimony, I marvelled at how this principle is played out in everyone’s life. He had been through many things. He had gone hungry on many occasions; he had encouraged his wife on several occasions. He had been without money and food many times. This man is now a very successful minister in the country where he lives. The story is the same.

Solomon made many sacrifices to the Lord. Suddenly, the glory of God filled the temple, and no one could stand to minister. God was moved by the sacrifice. God is still moved by your sacrifice. There is sacrifice behind the glory of God.

June 29, 2015

THE GLORY OF GOD

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

..the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 5:14

As you can see in this account, while the people offered sacrifice, the glory of God filled the temple. Do you want to see the glory of God in your life? Then do not shy away from the sacrifice that God has placed before you.

A minister who has the glory of God on his life has often paid the price of sacrifice.

I have noticed that there is no successful minister who does not have a story of sufferings and difficulties that he has been through on behalf of the Lord.

Recently, a visiting minister whose ministry I knew little about, came to speak in our church. As he shared his life’s testimony, I marvelled at how this principle is played out in everyone’s life. He had been through many things. He had gone hungry on many occasions; he had encouraged his wife on several occasions. He had been without money and food many times. This man is now a very successful minister in the country where he lives. The story is the same.

Solomon made many sacrifices to the Lord. Suddenly, the glory of God filled the temple, and no one could stand to minister. God was moved by the sacrifice. God is still moved by your sacrifice. There is sacrifice behind the glory of God.