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Have you noticed that whenever you say you want to do something, it suddenly seems like everything aligns just to make sure you don’t meet the goals you’ve made? Shame on you devil, nothing can steal my joy, or stop me from getting to the end of January with all things I’ve agreed with God that I’ll do!

Anyway, so I waited on the Lord yesterday, and I decided that part of filling myself with the Word included watching sermons on TV. So, an hour to 6pm (and the end for the day), I found a channel showing a message by Bishop TD Jakes! Whoop! He taught on ‘There’s Nothing As Powerful As A Changed Mind”, I took notes, and they’re below.

From Hebrews 12:10 – 14, here are some ways to change our minds…

*Don’t refuse to be healed – I can’t allow my brokenness/pain/struggles stop me from getting to my destiny. I need to ‘let it be healed’. Ever thought about why Jesus asked the man who had been by the pool for 38 years “would thou be made whole”? That’s because, almighty as He is, God cannot heal us without our will!

Sometimes we create sicknesses so we have excuses for our weaknesses or failures; so we say we drink/smoke because we were raised by alcoholics/chimneys, etc.

*Vs 14 Follow peace with all men. Avoid putting my energies into negative ventures.

*Vs 15. Sins of the spirit/heart like racism, envy, bitterness, the sins people cannot see. Judas Iscariot must have been in every service Jesus held, yet he still plotted Jesus capture and downfall. Learn that not everyone who is at the right place has the right attitude.

There are three areas of my life we must budget for sooner or later – power, money, and sex (our bodies). If we don’t make the right budgets on these three, we will end up buying the things we want, and begging for the things we don’t need.

Just as I was getting done, I saw Joyce Meyer was up next, and so I told myself, two for the price of one! She taught on ‘Focus On The Positive Things In Life’ and my notes are below!

Quit worrying, learn how to focus on the positive things in life and not on moaning and sadness. We need to do our responsibilities, and then cast our cares on the Lord. And move on.

It is perfectly ok to enjoy my life while I wait on the Lord to take care of the problems I have tabled before him. Ephesians 6:13 says to “stand, after I have done all”.

Hebrews 12:2. Don’t be distracted, keep your eyes on the Lord! Nothing should be cool/hot/enticing enough to take enough to take your eyes off Him. Amen? Amen!

Learn to celebrate. Give yourself a break because no one will give it to you.

Romans 12:21

*Whatever God has will always be better than whatever the devil is offering. John 10:10. Galatians 5:16

Instead of focusing on trying to quit sin, focus on doing right and living each day according to God’s word. That’s a lot easier, and takes the focus off your sins, and on the Lord! Luke 15: 11 – 18.

The Prodigal Son mirrors new christians in our ‘give me, do for me’ attitude. You know you have achieved a level of maturity when you start to say to the Lord, ‘make me’. That’s in vs 18! Are you there in your walk with Him yet? Lord make us puhlease!

When the devil reminds me of my mistakes, I must thank him for reminding me of God’s graciousness for putting up with me! That should make him mad!

I saw Rod Parsley was up next and believe me I tried to watch this one, but I slept!

The End. 🙂


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Hello! And welcome to church!!

Today we’re going back to a service I attended in June. Venue: House On The Rock, The Refuge, in Abuja! I found it in my notes and at this time of the year when we start to evaluate what we’ve done with ourselves, the failures and successes, its instructive that we don’t become gloomy.

be merry

Ok? Pens and notepads out? Lord help us internalize these words today, trust you to help us, heal us, and take all our sorrows away. Amen.

Ok, so Pastor Goodheart Obi Ekwueme taught on ‘The Medicine Of A Merry Heart’; I have adapted the first part of the message to suit my purpose. We start with a few scriptures:

Proverbs 17: 22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”.

Proverbs 4: 21-22 – “Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. (Referring to the scriptures and the instructions from the Lord)

Psalm 11: 3 – “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Psalm 107:20 – “He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”

We need to learn to enjoy our today on the way to our tomorrow – Joyce Meyer. I like it when Ministers of the gospel reference other ministers of the gospel in their sermons, makes me feel like they acknowledge they are not the only ones out there, that they seek knowledge themselves. Pastor Obi Ekwueme is like that, bless him!

Here’s the gist: regardless of what you achieved or not, there is a reason to be merry, especially this season. You don’t have a job? Thank God you even qualify to be job hunting in the first place! You’re not married? You qualify for a partner, they’re not just here yet! If you were resident under a bridge, starkers and out of your mind, would any of the two questions above worry you? So be merry!

Good and perfect gifts come from God, the Father of light, in whom there is no partiality. That God is your Father, and the number one reason you should be merry! For the gift of life; January to December, we’re still here! Even if we got sick, we got better. Even if we got broke, we got better. There’s so much evil going on around us that we’ve been spared, all these are reasons to be merry!

As we enter a new week and preparations for Christmas and the New Year start to peak, let’s always remember that we have a good God who loves us and wants the best for us. And let’s stay merry!