Are You Still Worrying?

Are You Still Worrying?

July 26, 2019

Are You Still Worrying?

By Derrick D’souza

    By Pastor Derrick D’souza

There are so many profound principles in the Word of God that they are often overlooked because they are really so simple.

Look at what God says in Matthew 6:24, “No one can SERVE two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”.

Most people assume that the Scripture is talking about how you need to choose God over money. But the intent here is not to choose God over money but to SERVE God instead of money. That’s a whole different thought process and lifestyle, that comes with that knowledge.

Serve GOD wholeheartedly, always!

Most people I know of in the kingdom of God have chosen Jesus as their Lord and Savior but they have never made a decision to serve Him. I can already hear the church rise up in arms with that statement! But I do go to church, pay my tithes, I don’t tell lies and live a good life, is the answer. What more should I do??

Well let’s read the next verse for the answer, Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Whenever the word “Therefore” is used, you need to understand what it is there for?

So, Jesus is actually saying, if you SERVE me, do not WORRY about life, because I got all of you covered!

Food, clothing, shelter, everything… He then makes two very awesome examples that make me laugh at all the worries.

1. For those who worry about Food – He says, just in case you’re a foodie, check out my birdies in the sky, they neither sow nor reap yet they get fed on time every time and you are more valuable to me than they.

2. For those who worry about clothes & fashion – He says, just in case you were thinking King Solomon clothes would have definitely been a fashion statement at his time. Jesus smiles and says: Solomon’s attire was not even on par to some of the lilies of the field that are dressed by Me. By the way God clothes the lilies of the field, they never labor or spin or dress themselves up. They usually grow up serving the One who created them and He dresses them up along the way.

So, my point is if you are worrying in life about life, there is a 100% chance you are not serving God!

You may be seeking Him for the above but not serving Him with your life. But choosing to serve has always ensured God’s complete provision.

And then there are others who serve God on their terms, i.e. when they want and how they want to.

You may ask why serve? Because serving comes with surrender. When you worry about eating, drinking, housing, clothing, you do so for your own benefit, but when you serve God you are not serving God for your benefit but for the benefit of others and that brings the provision from God.

So, are you still worrying?

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And God saw it!

And God saw it!

July 16, 2019

And God saw it!

By Derrick D’souza

    By Pastor Derrick D’souza

Have you ever taken a step back and thought about all the pain, shame and the brokenness that you went through when you were away from the light of God and were believing the lies of the devil?

I want to tell you that God saw all that the enemy was doing to you, even as He was waiting for you to run to Him. All that the devil used – his lies, deceit, wickedness, his thoughts of death and condemnation to crush you, GOD SAW IT!

And here’s the Good news – Because God saw it, this is what HE is going to do, now that you have believed HIS WORD and entrusted your life completely to HIM.

Habakkuk 3:14 – “With his own spear You pierced his head” …

Everything we go through, GOD sees..

Isn’t it a wonder that every time the devil used a scheme to bring destruction to God’s people, God used the very same thing to crush and pierce his own head! There are many examples in the Bible, here are a few :

When Goliath came with a sword to kill David – David cut Goliath’s head with his own sword.

When Haman prepared a gallow to hang Mordecai – God used the same gallow to hang Haman on it.

The devil knocked out God’s first man (ADAM whom God created) and made him sin and thought he had won the battle. But God smiled and said now I will send another MAN (Jesus – God in flesh) and HE will crush your head and not only that, every other man born-again from this MAN will do the same to you forever and ever and ever and ever and ever AMEN.

What am I saying?

LISTEN, whatever the devil is using or has used against you, to attack you, to bring guilt, shame and sickness, God is going to take that very same thing and pierce his head with it!

What the devil is doing to you today, will be his death stroke tomorrow, IF, you don’t give up on the Lord and stand strong on HIS WORD.

Your life will be a testimony to history that –

What came to cause evil has become a source of freedom to many!

What life was lived in shame will bring inspiration to many!

What life was plagued with scars will bring healing to many!

This is what the Spirit of God is crying out through my heart as I write this post to you. “My dear brother & sister, if you are going through a valley right now, don’t give up, take courage that God has seen all the tears and the mistakes and HE is ready to take the same spear used to inflict you and crush the enemy with it.

Will you believe God today, give HIM your life, your broken relationships, your past and present mistakes and surrender your life to HIM? HE will take it and turn it around and cause all the evil to work out for your good (Romans 8:28).

God is not looking at your “Sin” – HE paid for it with HIS “Blood”, HE is looking to Save YOU and HE is mighty at saving, just read the Bible and you will find out! No one has ever perished on HIS watch!

If you have never committed your life to Jesus completely, then this is your opportunity, don’t delay.

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