Decision Determines Destiny(2) ( by Fenny West)

Decision Determines Destiny

 

Decision Determine Destiny

Make the right choices

Choices carry consequences.

Lay aside worldly wisdom

Choose wisdom that is from above.

Set your heart on things above.

Walk in the spirit

Be led by the spirit

Debunk the lust of the flesh.

“There is a way that seems right to a man

But in the end, it leads to death.”

Don’t follow the “boys”

When you have become a man.

Don’t be a mere man 

When you have become 

an extraordinary man.

Do not become a peasant 

When you have been made

A priest and King,

God’s masterpiece and ambassador,

Created for good works, a living stone

An instrument of righteousness.

Yes, you are in the world

But you are a citizen of heaven.

You are not of this world.

Know who you are in Christ,

And be not conformed to the world.

When you come to the crossroad

Choose the Way of the Cross.

Do what Jesus would do.

Choose what Jesus would choose.

When there is a struggle between

The flesh and the spirit 

Let the dead man be a dead man.

You are chosen, sanctified, set apart

A vessel of honour, for the Master’s use.

Never follow the Jones,

But follow the Holy Spirit.

Achan made a bad choice

And that choice brought judgments

Not just for him but his household.

Solomon made bad choice and

It led him astray, his heart was stolen.

Samson made a bad choice

And did not fulfill his destiny.

King Saul made bad choices

And forfeited his dynasty.

Jesus made a good choice

And fulfilled His destiny.

Paul made a good choice

and fulfilled his destiny.

Peter made a good choice

And fulfilled his destiny

Timothy made a good choice

And fulfilled his ministry.

Nehemiah followed God’s leading

And went back home to fulfill his ministry.

As many as are Spirit-led,

They are born of the spirit;

They are the sons of God;

They are the New Creation;

They are of the household of faith;

They are a seed of Abraham;

They are the sons of promise like Isaac;

They are the ones that please God;

They are the ones who live by the Spirit

And do not fulfill the lust if the flesh.

Be like Abraham

Who left his comfort zone

When God called him

To a place Unknown.

He looked for a city 

Whose Maker and  Builder is God.

Be like David,

A man after the heart of God.

Be like Esther

Who rose to the occasion

To fulfill her destiny 

Rather than hide in the palace

And say, “It’s not my business.”

Follow Moses and debunk 

Any passing sinful pleasure;

Refusing to be called

The son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

Because of his godly choices

He fulfilled his destiny.

Be like Joshua and Caleb 

And take sides with God

No matter what you see.

If God said it, that settles it.

Be Like Ruth who will not look back,

But pressed on to clinch the best of God-

A lineage with the King of kings

Prince of Peace and Lord of lords.

Be like Daniel and friends

who would not defile themselves,

But wedded themselves to God and His best.

God honoured them and made them the best of the best.

On the day of reckoning 

They were ten times better than their peers.

And when tempted to worship another god,

They refused to compromise,

Even when their lives were on the line.

God vindicated them and promoted them.

Daniel refused to compromise his prayer life,;

Even when his life was in danger

So no lion could harm him.

Because he trusted in the Lion of Judah.

God promoted him; made him the best in the land.

Be a Joseph who gave his best

Regardless of his plight;

Refused to compromise his purity

Regardless of the ploy of the enemy.

He cared for others despite his incarceration

And rose from being a prisoner into a Prime Minister.

Decision determines destiny.

Choices carry consequences.

24   By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25   choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

Heb11:24-25

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James3:13-18

I I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”fn

20 ¶ Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

…the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.25

1Cor1:19-21,25

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Prov1:7,

27   Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

28   Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

29   The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

30   Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

31   But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

32   And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

33   There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Num13:27-33

       But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7     and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

8     If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’

9     Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”

Num14:6-9

3     Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ “

9     But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed. 1Sam15:3,9

Judges 14: Samson’s Philistine Wife

1     Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

2     So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife.”

3     Then his father and mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” And Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she pleases me well.”

1Sam14:1-3

5     For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6     For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7     Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

8     So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9     But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

10   And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11   But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Sonship Through the Spirit

12   Therefore, brethren, we are debtors — not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

13   For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

14   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.Rom8:5-14

Col3:1-3, Ruth1:16-17, Heb12:1-2, 1Cor10:13,Eph4:26-27,Heb11:8, 10,13,17,24-25 Gen22:8,Matt4:1-10, -16:21-23,Esth4:8-16:Neh2:2-9,-6:16, 1kings12:8, Dan1:8, 20-3:16-18,25-30, Dan6:10,18-23,1Cor10:13,Jam1:2-4, 1Pet1:6-7, John16:33

The Future is Bright ( by Fenny West)

The Future is Bright

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The future is bright

In God’s sight

For the wise

Who partner with Him.

 

The future is bright

When you start right

Seeking His face

His glory and grace.

 

The future is bright

No need for fright

For God is there

And He cares.

 

The future is bright

It’s in God’s hands

He has good plans

milk and honey land.

 

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer29:11

19     If you are willing and obedient,

        You shall eat the good of the land; Isa1:19

18 Bring your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land. Gen45:17

27 So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.

 

5       Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

       And lean not on your own understanding;

6       In all your ways acknowledge Him,

       And He shall direct your paths.

Prov3:5-6

7       The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

        But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Prov1:7

 

Gen47:27

Totally His (by Fenny West)

Totally His:

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By Choice, Cost and Conquest

Totally His is Me and Mine

 Not by my will but by His choice, divine design

His volition, His election, His decision

Not for what I have done

But because of the Son

My soul He has won, ignited my sun.

 

Totally His because of purchase- the great cost

a great price paid for one totally lost

he shed His precious blood to buy me

washed me , bringing me, wooing me

o what a great price-

o what love- to be deemed a prize.

 

Totally His: not by my fight but by His conquest

He disarmed principalities and power at my behest.

He laid a siege on my soul to make me His

He persevered till He pinned His blood-stained flag

Won my heart into His love-filled bag.

He buried my sins so none can fish.

So I will spend and be spent for Him

I will surrender my all to Him

I  will give my life to Him

I will be a living sacrifice for Him

I will be His epistle in my world for Him

I will always trumpet His praise

Sing His praise and worship Him

Eph1:3-4, 1 Pet2:9-11, 1 Pet1:18-19, Isa53:4-5,7,10, Ro5:8,10-11

Pictures for Prayer Power

Pictures for Prayer Power

Charles H. Spurgeon

“And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”
Exodus 17:12

So mighty was the prayer of Moses, that all depended upon it. The petitions of Moses discomfited the enemy more than the fighting of Joshua. Yet both were needed. No, in the soul’s conflict, force and fervour, decision and devotion, valour and vehemence, must join their forces, and all will be well. You must wrestle with your sin, but the major part of the wrestling must be done alone in private with God. Prayer, like Moses’, holds up the token of the covenant before the Lord. The rod was the emblem of God’s working with Moses, the symbol of God’s government in Israel. Learn, O pleading saint, to hold up the promise and the oath of God before him. The Lord cannot deny his own declarations. Hold up the rod of promise, and have what you will.

Moses grew weary, and then his friends assisted him. When at any time your prayer flags, let faith support one hand, and let holy hope uplift the other, and prayer seating itself upon the stone of Israel, the rock of our salvation, will persevere and prevail. Beware of faintness in devotion; if Moses felt it, who can escape? It is far easier to fight with sin in public, than to pray against it in private. It is remarked that Joshua never grew weary in the fighting, but Moses did grow weary in the praying; the more spiritual an exercise, the more difficult it is for flesh and blood to maintain it.

Let us cry, then, for special strength, and may the Spirit of God, who helpeth our infirmities, as he allowed help to Moses, enable us like him to continue with our hands steady “until the going down of the sun;” till the evening of life is over; till we shall come to the rising of a better sun in the land where prayer is swallowed up in praise.

Living the Life of Love

Living the Life of Love

 LOVE

Living the life of love

 that is from above

will cost you dearly

Stretch you daily.

 

It’s not a matter of feeling

But a matter of action

Based on a quality decision

It is Holy Spirit-induced

And God-propelled

And sustained

and maintained

It is sacrificial

And self-less

You cannot do it

in your own strength

But in the strength of the Lord.

You must die daily

to do it sincerely.

 

4     Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

5     does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

6     does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

7     bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8          Love never fails.1Cor13:4-8