Road to Good Success
On the Road to Good Success you will find Goliath, lions and bears. As you embark on this road, Pharaoh will pursue you and frighten you. You must keep your eyes on Jesus and refuse any distraction. and follow the prescription God has given: Anchor your soul on His word, meditate on it day and night, eat it, digest it, speak it, believe it, do it- all of it. Then you will make you way prosperous and then you will have Good Success. Know the difference between godly success and worldly success and choose Good Success- not goods success.
“God … is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” (Ephesians 3:20b TLB)
If you want your faith to grow so you can claim God’s promise in Mark 9:23 — “Everything is possible for the person who has faith” (GNT) — then you must first understand that God takes you through six phases of faith.
Phase 1: Dream What is the dream God has given you? If you don’t have a dream you’re working toward, you just exist. You need to start praying, “God, give me your dream.” You’re here on Earth for a purpose. When you discover that purpose, you’ll discover the dream God wants you to go after.
“God … is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (Ephesians 3:20b TLB).
Phase 2: Decision Maybe you have a dream from God, but you’ve not yet made a decision to go after it. God’s word for you in phase 2 is, “Go for it!” You may need to make the decision to give your life to Christ or be baptized or join a church or get involved in ministry.
“If you are like that, unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7-8 GNT).
Phase 3: Delay When things don’t happen on our timetable, we tend to run ahead of God and create detours to make it happen. Do not detour! You may end up making the wrong decision. You’re in God’s waiting room. Wait for God to work his hand.
God says in Habakkuk 2:3, “But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled” (TLB).
Phase 4: Difficulty What difficulties have you faced waiting for your dream to be fulfilled? You’ll go through many tests in life, but God knows what you’re going through. He’s watching, and he hasn’t forgotten you.
“Even though you are temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials and temptations. This is no accident — it happens to prove your faith, which is infinitely more valuable than gold” (1 Peter 1:6-7 Phillips).
Phase 5: Dead End Some of you are at your dead end, and you’re ready to give up. But you’re right where God wants you! He is preparing you for deliverance. God’s word for you is, “Hang on! Don’t give up!”
“At that time we were completely overwhelmed, the burden was more than we could bear, in fact we told ourselves that this was the end. Yet we now believe that we had this experience of coming to the end of our tether that we might learn to trust, not in ourselves, but in God who can raise the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9).
Phase 6: Deliverance Do you expect and trust God to deliver you? He will. But it doesn’t happen overnight. You have to go through all six stages before God brings you to deliverance.
“I know that I will live to see the LORD’s goodness in this present life” (Psalm 27:13 GNT).
PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick.
Talk It Over
From Breakthrough to Breakthrough
Through our God we can do valiantly, our trials can thrust us into triumph; our tests can bring testimony battles can birth miracles and burdens can translate into blessing. This message will revive you as you open your heart and let the truth of God permeate, saturate and set you free. 2Sam5:17-20
17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
19 And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.
20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim’
Pursue, Overtake and Recover all
When your back is on the ground, you can only look up. David was here in Ziklag. But he encouraged himself, sought God’s face and God gave him the Word: pursue, overtake and recover all. With this word David was emboldened to fight with his ferociously with his men and they recovered all. You too can recover all you have lost if you seek God’s face and receive a strategy from Him.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?36 As it is written:
” For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:28-39
God has a plan, a purpose, design for your life and my life and He intends for us to discover that purpose, pursue that purpose with singleness of mind until it is accomplished with finesse.
Jesus finished His purpose. Paul finished his purpose. Nehemiah finished his purpose. You too can.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Keep Your Dream Alive
Abundant life live
Press on, keep your focus
Every hurdle cross
Fix your eyes on Jesus
And your dream will never suffer loss.
Keep Your Dream Alive
It counts that you’re alive
So know that you can cope
Without a doubt, there is hope
Against all hope you can have hope
Hope in the God of Hope.
I Say, Keep Your Dream Alive
You will not only survive but thrive
Persevere to obtain the promise
Lord His word be the premise
And you will scale, assail every demise
From the debris you will rise.
Keep Your Dream Alive
You too, the other side will arrive
Regardless of those who oppose
Remember that He rose
To lift you from the valley throes
Delivered you from your foes.
Keep Your Dream Alive
His presence can’t be overemphasized
So, every mountain, contain and dwarf
Every Goliath, gazump and dwarfed
Every Valley, raise and thwart
For you will triumph, no matter what!
Everyone has an assignment, a purpose or a dream. This calling pervades career. Unless you know what that dream is you cannot fulfil it. Only God, who gave the assignment can reveal it to you when you ask Him.
Undoubtedly your dream will be challenged at various levels. You must learn to stand to see your salvation. This song is inspirational, comforting and prophetic, charging you to ‘Keep Your Dream Alive!’
inspirational, motivational, magnetic, energetic, charging, challenging
Has God given you a dream and is it still in abeyance, delayed or hijacked.
Everyone has an assignment
Everyone has a purpose
Everyone has a God-ordained dream
Life has no meaning
If you don’t know your reason
So keep your dream alive.
CH: Keep your dream,
keep your dream alive.
Go and fulfil purpose.
Go now to your God
Let Him tell you your purpose
and life will have a new meaning.
Life has no meaning
If you don’t know your reason,
So keep your dream alive.
Fight the good fight of faith.
Fight for your God-given dream
Fight in the power of His might
You’re light take your rightful place
Shine, saint in the night
So keep your dream alive.
Child of God (keep your dream alive)
You’re called to a great purpose ( Keep Your dream alive)
If God is for your who can be against you ( )
If He says, ‘Yes’, who can say, ‘No’? ( )
Are things are working together for your good ( )
Press on to finish well ( )
Keep your eyes on Jesus ( )
They can take your coat, make you a scapegoat ()
But they cannot take your dream. ()
God will send helper from the East and the West, North and South to propel you to your rightful place of purpose, in Jesus’ Name.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry. Hab2:3
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 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. Phil3:12-14
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began 2Tim1:9
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth — in Him.11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,Eph1:9-11
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Ro8:28
4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. Gen45:4-5
19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
Dreaming big dreams
is God will for you
No matter how it seems
He will see you through.
With His Spirit in you
and His word in you
and His presence with you
You have what it takes.
So seek His face today
And see your reason for being
Then takes sides with Him
And go and do even beyond dreams.
” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.1Cor2:9-12
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Eph3:20
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;Ro8:19
Let your goals be smart
Let God be the first
Let Him rule your heart
And you’ll not be the last.
Give prime place to the word
Eat, chew and digest
The milk and the meat
Cherish the logos and the Rhema
Dig deep with the shovel of grace.
Partner with the Spirit
He is your Helper
He is Your Teacher
He is Your Strengthener
He is your Advocate
He is Your guide
He is our standby
He is your Intercessor.
Obey what you hear
Refuse to fear
Let pleasing Him be your care
Aim to go better, grow higher
Love better, never bitter
And serve others
Spend and be spent for God
And for others.
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 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.
4 One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
1 How lovely is Your tabernacle,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young —
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;Ps8:1-6
1 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.Ps63:1-3
10 The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of Your anger?
For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps90:10-12