Be the Best ( by Fenny West)

 

BE the BEST

Be the best
By giving your best;
‘cause God gave his best-Jn 3:16
Jesus the First and the Last , the Best of the best
Be the best,
Not the rest.
Beat the rest.
Pass every test.
Stand the tempest.
Kill the pests
Employ your zest.
Surf the crest.
Let your potential manifest.
Stop being a guest.
Join in, give your best.
Make a divine quest.
Keep abreast.
Know the Best of the best.

See the light
Be a light.
Go in God’s might.
Be a Paul –not a Saul.
Insure your call.
Stand very tall.

Be the first
Beat the first.
Aim higher than the first.
Create a thirst.
Quench God’s thirst.
Beat the beast.
Rise from being the least.
Win the war.
Keep His law.

Like Joseph, be the best
Like Daniel, be the best.
Like Paul, be the best.
Like Esther, be the best.
Like Dorcas, be the best
Like David, be the best.

To be the best,
Wise-up first;
By putting God first.
Scale the crest.
Sit the test.
Pass, excel in the test.
Beat the beasts and pests,
Be full of manifest zest,
Take no undue rests.

To be the best,
Pursue, be on a quest.
Leave the feathered nest.
Work hard, quit being a guest.
Properly invest
In yourself invest.
In your future invest.
In your family invests.

To be the best,
Define your destination.
Deter all distraction.
Press to the end.
Never pretend.
Rise from mediocrity.
Embrace integrity.
Marry excellence
Pay the price for the prize.
Give your all, sacrifice.
Believe not the devil’s lies.

To be the best,
Get out of bed.
Be the head
And not the tail.
You’re not born to fail.
But born to prevail.
Let His word prevail.
Set your sail and sail.
Sour on eagle’s wings
Let His praises ring.
Leave a legacy.
Leave good history,
And a good testimony.
You’re born to win
And not for the bin.

To be the best,
Retreat to advance.
Finish very well.
On the past never dwell.
In His secret place ever dwell.
Every goliath fell.
Find financial freedom.
Find and keep the keys of the Kingdom.
Take complete dominion.
Be a champion.
Rise to a new dimension.
Turn your rejection
Into divine direction.

To be the best
Keep your head
Even when you’re ahead
Doubt your doubt.
Keep your mouth
You must be stout.
You must have clout.
Use adversity
For maturity and prosperity.
Use opposition
For progression and promotion.
Give divine love.
Always improve.
Shun not reproof.
Don’t be aloof.
Maximise your potential.
Fight not the unessential.

To be the best,
Value your time
Use well your time.
Know your purpose.
Pursue your purpose.
Know your reason.
Know your season
Make most of the season best;
With the currency, keep abreast.
Go from conquest to conquest.
Give your soul a feast.
Know that you’re blest
To be a blessing first.

Celebrate What Is Good ( by Fenny West)

Celebrate What Is Good

Celebrate What is Good

Focus not on the bad

What you celebrate comes to you.

What you focus on, you become.

Look for the good in others

Provoke them to do better

Be a good example to others

Be a good role model

Berate not others who are doing better than you.

Focus on yourself. You are not in competition with them.

Always work on yourself and work on being better than yesterday.

Aspire to go from glory to glory and from strength to strength.

Believe that All Things are possible to you.

Believe that if God is for you, no one can be against you.

Believe that you have the divine nature and all things are yours.

Believe that no weapon fashioned against you  shall prosper.

Have positive role models that inspire to aim higher; people you and whom you can learn from.

But do not copy them. Be yourself. Know that you are unique, with a unique purpose, assignment and dream. Know that you have everything you need to succeed in life.

See yourself as an ambassador of God- here to give Him glory, represent Him in the best possible light and He has your back in all you do and wherever you go.

Have a healthy positive image of yourself. Do not undermine what God esteems.

Celebrate yourself. Thank God for all the abilities He has put in you. Develop them to the best of your ability and use them to serve God and humanity.

You are a masterpiece, fearfully and wonderfully made. You were made to add value to your generation. Seek for opportunities to serve and make a difference. Think more of others than yourself.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things. Phil4:8

We have the mind of Christ.

Renew your mind daily with the word of God. Think like He thinks. Speak as He speaks. Rom8:2

Know that although you are in this world, you do not belong to the world. Heaven is your home if your are born again. You were born to reign with Christ. So impact your world. John17:

You are the light of the world. So shine wherever you are and wherever you go. Let your light so shine that men will see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. Distinguish yourself and excel like Daniel in Babylon. Be excellent like Joseph in a foreign land. Be productive, professional, proficient and prolific like Paul, who disciplined himself so well that he gave a mammoth dividend for the gifting of God in his life, wring 13 best sellers, built many Churches, raised many leaders and forgot his past failures and achievements and pressed on for the mark of the of prize of his high-calling in Christ until fulfilled his vision with finesse.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.2Tim4:7-8

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil3:13-14

You are a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. Glorify God in all your undertaking; in whatever you lay your hands to do. Be a leader in your chosen field. Shine your light so that others will see. Be a solution centre and a problem-solver. Bring light out of darkness. That is how you make a difference. Bring  illumination in dark places. Dispel  darkness with your light and life. Repay evil with good.

Know that there are angelic history assigned to watch over you and no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. You are unconquerable, indomitable and unstoppable. All things are working together for you. The boundaries have fallen for your in pleasant places and you have a goodly heritage. Believe You will keep going  from glory to glory and from strength to strength and from faith to faith.

Your pathway shall shine ever brighter to the full light of day. (Matt5:13-16, Rom12:21, Rom8:28, 2Cor:4:6, 7, Ps91:10,Ps34:10,Ps16:11)

6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

7 ¶ But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

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Super-abundantly Supplied ( By Fenny West)

Super-abundantly Supplied

Father, I thank You for making me an heir of God and joint – heir with Christ. Everything that belongs to Him belongs to me. All He accomplished through His crucifixion and resurrection, He accomplished for me.

 

Therefore, I refuse to short-change myself in any respect. I am a lender and not a borrower. I make wise investments and get involved in lucrative businesses that bring mammoth yield. I have the wisdom to deal wisely in all I do. 

Everything I lay my hands to do prospers to the glory of God. 

The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want. He leads me to green pastures and still waters and I am well fed and my thirst is quenched. He supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 

I thank You, Father, for Your word says that even though Christ was Rich, yet for my sake, He became poor, so that I might through His poverty will become rich in all things. I praise You, Lord God Almighty that I am rich and a possessor of all good things. You daily load me, lavish me with benefits to enjoy. No good will you withhold from me because I walk in your word and your will. 

You prepare a banquet, a sumptuous sup, a table full of delicatessen for me, even in the presence of my enemies and my cup overflows. 

Surely, goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life. 

Thank You, Father, for Your Son, Jesus, who came to give me life and life to the full-abundant life. I will live this life to your glory. I walk in Your pathway always. I walk in the light of Your Word always and favour surrounds me as a shield. Wherever I go, favour follows me. I am the Head and not the tail. The boundary lines fall for me in pleasant places because, in Christ, I have a goodly heritage. 

When others are saying there is depression or famine or drought, I am saying, the Lord is so good to me, there is provision, promotion, prosperity, lifting up, abundance, increase; there is supernatural Supply, there is an unending supply.

You did it for Abraham and Isaac and You are doing it for me. I fix my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. He is working everything together for my good because I love Him and I am the called according to purpose. 

It is a joy to be a giver because You said it is more blessed to give than to receive. Therefore, I give from what You have given. I give generously and cheerfully. I give willingly. I give to You and to those in need. I give as You lead and guide. And as I give, it is given back to me, pressed down, good measure, and running over. I sow on good grounds as a sower who goes out weeping, carrying precious seeds to Sow. Your word says such a person will doubtless return with a great harvest. Thank You, Lord, for my abundant, great and superfluous harvest. 

The Grace of Giving is Given to All ( by Fenny West)

The Grace of Giving is Given to All

What you do with it makes you poor or rich

Some out of poverty make others rich

As they pour out their lives to others

They go out weeping carrying seed to sow

And so they doubtless return with great harvest.

 

They are distribution centres, channels of blessing

They know they were blessed to be a blessing

And so they succeed in every endeavour.

They are good stewards, who can be trusted.

They are God’s hands and His feet on earth.

Their giving triggers hundred-fold returns.

As they open their hands to him He pours more and more

And they see His face and empowerment day by day.

As they give to the Lord, in comes 100 fold returns.

Seeds Sown Shall Sprout ( by Fenny West)

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Seeds Sown Shall Sprout

When we hear the word: “Seed” most of us immediately think of money, especially in church. We think of sowing seed for God or for the man or woman of God, but we often forget that in all of life we sow; in all we do, we sow. We sow good seeds or bad seeds; we sow on good ground or bad ground; we sow with a good or bad attitude. We sow seeds in many ways: In our service in departments in the house of God, we are sowing seeds. In encouraging others, in writing articles, songs, books, in helping others, in showing kindness, in studying hard in school, in showing respect to elders, we are sowing seeds.  In practising your musical instrument, or at work you sow seeds which could be poor or excellent or mediocre.

Singing, getting up early to read and study and meditate on the word, interceding for others, showing good example to others, cleaning, taking care of your health by sleeping well but not oversleeping, taking exercise, drinking water, taking people out for meal, visiting friends, relatives, respecting the elderly, taking care of them or your parents, visiting the sick in hospital, eating healthily, spending wisely, improving yourself in taking a course that will add to your employability, counselling people well to improve their lives, avoiding bad habits, taking care of your children, making, phone calls to encourage, writing a letter or sending a text to cheer are all seeds you sow.

Type of Harvest So one thing we are sure of is, even as we are sure that we sow in all we do:

 A harvest will come from what we sow. In other words, we will reap what we sow. If we sow banana, we will not reap peanuts but banana. If we sow in a good soil, then our harvest will be a good harvest. But how good the harvest is will again depend on how good the land is.

 

“Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?14 The sower sows the word.15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness;17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble.18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

Mark4:13-20

Therefore we need to be careful as to ensure we plant goods seeds on very good grounds as to expect a great harvest. It is God who gives good seeds to the sower. (Isa55:10 )

10     ” For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

       And do not return there,

       But water the earth,

       And make it bring forth and bud,

       That it may give seed to the sower

       And bread to the eater,

Isa55:10

 

Source of Seeds

 Let’s take our seed from His Word. Anything contrary to His Word is a bad seed and comes from the adversary. And we should have nothing to do with sowing bad seeds. The fruit of the spirit are all good seeds. God wants each one of us to produce good fruit and much of it so that He will be glorified. He wants fruit that will remain, endure and even spread. He wants the seeds we sow to become trees of righteousness and for the trees to become forests.

 

1     “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

5     “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

John15:1-8

22        But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Gal5:222-23

So when you think or hear of a seed next time, don’t be narrow-minded. See the bigger picture and sow a good seed, sow joyfully and bountifully; be a good land, sow with expectancy-great expectancy. You will not be disappointed.

 As we have seen  in the parable of the sower, there are good soils and bad soils in which people sow. In the parable of the sower, the Lord identified four different types of lands we can sow in. There is the wayside, the stony ground, the thorny ground and then the good ground. Even the good ground has different levels of productivity depending on how fertilised it is, hence the harvest may be 30, 60 or 100 fold.( Mark4:13-20 )

Therefore we need to watch out for the land we sow in. We also need to make sure we represent a good soil that others can sow in. For instance if some does not take counsel, that person becomes a bad soil to sow counsel in; whereas the person who readily takes godly counsel will be a good ground to sow counsel in.

Hence we need to be discriminatory as to what seed we sow and where we sow our seed. In regard to the example given about the stubborn person and the seed of counsel, instead of counsel, we can sow prayer to soften their hearts to receive. Also by being patient with them and persevering whilst praying until they become receptive, we are sowing the seed of patience.

So in all we do, we are sowing. The question is: is it a good seed or a bad one? Also in what type of land are we sowing? Is it a good one or a bad one? And if it is good, how good is it. How are we sowing. Our attitude is as important as the seed we sow; and our attitude will determine our altitude. Are we  sowing excellently, bountifully or carelessly, or grudgingly? Are we sowing with faith and expectation or sowing with fear and not expecting?

Seed Time and Harvest Time

After sowing, there is watering and tending the seed we have sown before the harvest comes. Some seeds sprout in no time whilst others take time. For instance if you plant an oak tree, it will take a while to grow and be Again as we sow, whether or not we like it a harvest time will come.

 

6     Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

7          Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Gal6:6-9

5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.

6          But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.2Cor2:5-8

 

The Harvest will Come.  Are you ready for it?

 

22     ” While the earth remains,

       Seedtime and harvest,

       Cold and heat,

       Winter and summer,

       And day and night

                Shall not cease.” Gen8:22

A Promise out of Context is a Pretext

Paul, writing to the Philippians, commended them for how they supported his missions and assured them that “ my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Often we use this scripture out of context. A Promise taken out of context is a pretext.

12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

14        Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.2

 

Wait for your Due Season

1     Blessed is the man

     Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

       Nor stands in the path of sinners,

       Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2     But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

       And in His law he meditates day and night.

3     He shall be like a tree

       Planted by the rivers of water,

       That brings forth its fruit in its season,

       Whose leaf also shall not wither;

        And whatever he does shall prosper.

Ps1:1-3

Notice that there is a due season for the harvest. Be patient. Be not weary in well doing. Sow good seeds. Sow on good soil. Sow bountifully and joyfully.

 

 

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They Will Doubtless Return

 

Those who sow in tears

shall reap in joy.

Those who go out weeping

bearing precious seeds to sow

They will doubtless return

They will doubtless return

They will doubtless return

With joy and with a great harvest.

The rod of the wicked

Shall not rest on the plot of the righteous

The lines have fallen for me

In pleasant places

So I will doubtless return

I will doubtless return

I will doubtless return

with joy and with a great harvest.

Gen8:22 Luke6:38 Phil4:12-19 2Cor8:9

 

 

Seeds Sown Shall Sprout

 

Seeds sown shall sprout

In due season

Seed time and harvest time

Day and night

Summer and winter

Shall not cease.

So sow good seeds

Sow on good ground

Sow cheerfully

Sow bountifully

Sow with a good motive.

Sow and water the seed sown.

Then wait patiently

For a great harvest.

 

 

Let us pray

Father I thank you for opening my eyes to many-faceted dimension of sowing. Help me Lord to be conscious in all I do that I am sowing a seed. I pray that I will sow a good seed, sow joyfully, sow bountifully; sow in a good soil, sow expectantly of a great harvest and be patient for my due season to come.

I thank you, Lord for the seed you give me to sow. Help me Lord to know the difference between a seed and a harvest and not to eat my seed, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

AS You Water, You will Be Watered ( by Fenny West)

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As You Water, You Will be Watered

As you water, you’ll be watered

By the Alpha and the Omega

He’ll open the windows of heaven

And shower on you divine dainties.

 

All the works of your hand will prosper

No weapon formed against you will prosper.

Angels will always be surrounding you;

Ministering to you and protecting you.

 

You will become a delightful land

And whatever you decree shall stand.

And when they say there is a casting down

You will say there is a lifting up.

 

21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Job22:21-29

:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luk6:38

 

“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.”
Proverbs 11:25

 

Remember the Poor

Galatians 2:10

Remember the poor.

C.H Spurgeon

 

 amy Fallon

 

Why does God allow so many of His children to be poor? He could make them all rich if He pleased; He could lay bags of gold at their doors; He could send them a large annual income; or He could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel, and rained bread out of heaven to feed them. There is no necessity that they should be poor, except that He sees it to be best. “The cattle upon a thousand hills are His”-He could supply them; He could make the richest, the greatest, and the mightiest bring all their power and riches to the feet of His children, for the hearts of all men are in His control. But He does not choose to do so; He allows them to suffer want, He allows them to pine in penury and obscurity. Why is this? There are many reasons: one is, to give us, who are favoured with enough, an opportunity of showing our love to Jesus. We show our love to Christ when we sing of Him and when we pray to Him; but if there were no sons of need in the world we should lose the sweet privilege of evidencing our love, by ministering in alms-giving to His poorer brethren; He has ordained that thus we should prove that our love standeth not in word only, but in deed and in truth. If we truly love Christ, we shall care for those who are loved by Him. Those who are dear to Him will be dear to us. Let us then look upon it not as a duty but as a privilege to relieve the poor of the Lord’s flock-remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Surely this assurance is sweet enough, and this motive strong enough to lead us to help others with a willing hand and a loving heart-recollecting that all we do for His people is graciously accepted by Christ as done to Himself.