Archive for July, 2015

“There are so many people that use ‘following your dream’ as an excuse to not work when in reality following your dreams is nothing but hard work.” – Brandon Stanton

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July 31, 2015

WOMEN OF HONOUR

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Judges 4:1-24

…the journey…shall not be for thine honour; for the lord shall sell sisera into the hand of a woman…

Judges 4:9

In this story, a woman was given the opportunity to take the honour from a man. Instead of a man rising up to his God-given role of leadership, a woman had to take up the challenge and do his work.

This is what is happening in the church today. There are many men who have shirked their responsibilities as leaders and spiritual heads. I am happy to say that the women are doing these jobs very well. Every church which has found that there are Deborahs who are ready to take the honour have discovered that they can win battles and move mountains that were hitherto unmoveable.

I suggest to every pastor, to release the Deborahs into the harvest field. In my own experience, I have found that women are very good pastors and shepherds. When they get their hands to the plough, things really get moving. I found women to be more receptive to the anointing and more open to spiritual leadership.

Dear friend, the will of God is fixed, settled and unchangeable. God has decided to save this world. Jesus trained twelve disciples who were all men. I believe that the divine plan is that men should be used to lead the church into victory. However, the reality of men like Barak is all around us. There must be Deborahs who are going to fill in the vacuum created by unfruitful, fearful and indecisive men. I believe with all my heart that it is the turn of women to come to the front of the battle. Woman, it is your turn to be a leader!

Never make excuses. Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.

We’ve all been there at some point or another – wondering if we should call quits on a relationship, or just stick it out in hopes that things will improve eventually.

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July 30, 2015

A CALLING

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Jonah 1

And he said unto them that stood by, take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

Luke 19:24

The story of the Prophet Jonah is a good example of how God does not change His mind about the people He wants to use.

Jonah did not want to go where the Lord had sent him. He wanted to be a nice guy everybody liked.

However, when the season of grace is over, God will have no choice but to recall His pound. He may have to give this pound to another minister, hoping that one would be faithful.

I remember a man of God whom the Lord spoke to about writing a book. The Lord asked him, “Will you write this book?” He said, “Yes Lord, of course I will! “And the Lord said, “I hope so, because you are the fifth person I have asked. If you do not write it, I will move on to the sixth person.”

Dear friend, in this story you see two principles working together. On one hand, God does not change His mind about writing the book. On the other hand, God is forced to select someone else and give him the job.

Yes, I believe that God does not change His mind about us. But I also know that God can recall His pound and give it to another. “And he said unto them that stood by, TAKE FROM HIM the pound, and GIVE IT TO HIM THAT hath ten pounds” (Luke 19:24).

Keep the gift of God by obeying His call! Be sensitive to His voice! Do what He tells you to do and you will succeed in ministry!

“Bad things are always going to happen in life. People will hurt you. But you can’t use that as an excuse to hurt someone back.” – D’banj

July 29, 2015

THE GUIDE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Psalm 119:97-104

Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119:133

The Bible contains the written Word of God. It is a reliable source of direction for us all. The Word of God is a silent voice. The silent voices are a group of voices that the Holy Spirit uses to guide us. They are silent in the sense that you do not hear a person speaking audibly. They are however, common ways by which the Holy Spirit leads us all. You see, being led by the Spirit of God is not a very simple thing.

There are many methods by which God communicates with His children. One of these is the written Word of God.

The Word of God is given to us for direction in our lives. Everything we do must be done according to the Word of God. In a very general way, the Word of God is the perfect guide book for our lives.

The Bible is a unique book that contains instruction on every possible issue that may arise. There are many people who think that the Bible is not a practical and relevant book for today.

One lady told me that she believed she could practise fornication because the Bible was out of fashion. Three years later, when her boyfriend of many years ditched her, she realized that the Bible was not so archaic after all.

The Scriptures are profitable, useful, relevant and practical for every Christian today (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)!