How to communicate with God?
I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen! I present to you this blog, “How to communicate with God?” to spread the good news about our Jesus Christ, He is the Lord whom we should find many reason to praise Him one way or the other and always. It does not matter who, where you are, lets praise Him because He is worthy to be praised.
I just want to open a book of Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
What is your assignment?
It is utmost important to ask yourself this question because you are here on earth to work the good works. God trusted you to work for him, he put you on earth because He saw potentials in you to execute His tasks honestly and diligently.
When Adam and Eve ate from the tree of life, their eyes opened. God said in Genesis 3:22 “The man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Yes, we all know to differentiate the good works versus bad ones.
Good works do not make anybody to grief or cry. Good works makes God happy hence He blesses you in abundance. If your calling is being a doctor, do your work diligently and respectful. Respect your patient despite being young or old. If your calling is being a teacher, teach children and guide them to shape their future bright. These are the good works God prepared for us to do.
Some people put salaries and wages first, they are working to get money to satisfy themselves despite their tasks being finished or not. Stop being lazy and do your work efficiently and sufficiently because God does not have room for lazy people, we are His workmanship to work everyday. In His words, He said Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest – Proverbs 6:61
I want to refer to the book of John 4:8 that says: Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. We were made in Jesus Christ and He is love, we are the result of love to do good works, works that depict love.
Our planet is engulfed by the evil wrong doings, i.e. killings, rape, infidelities etc. such kind of behaviors does not show love and a person who does these behaviors does not know anything about love, figuratively he does not know about God.
We were made in His image hence we should execute good works. God did some outstanding works of all times. He created you, He created the sun, moon and stars out love and good works. If you were created in His image, why is it difficult for you to do the good works He has done so far. Your task is to look after what He is created, we are His workmanship to safeguard what He created.
Protect the life of another human being, protect life of His animals he created. Everything and anything He created pleases every feeling in our bodies. He created vision to see beautiful landscape, waterfall and seas, He created our ears to listen nice music, He created a tongue and the tasting buds to enjoy every sort of nice foods, He created our legs to walk and see beautiful waterfalls, hills and the mountains, Yes! These are the good works God did for you and me to enjoy life. You would agree with me that life was meant to be enjoyed.
I urge you my brothers and sisters to become God’s workmanship and execute His tasks before us diligently. Execution of your duties before your eyes should have some elements of love. Treat your customers with love, Treat your children with love, Treat your parents with love. Let us execute His tasks faithfully to receive awards when we pass on one day.
God loves you that is why He created you in His image, that is a greatest privilege and honour of all times my brothers and sisters. It is a luck to be associated with God, this an opportunity we should praise Him as always that, Father we thank You – that You made us in Your image and You delegated Your mighty powers upon us to do good works.
Beloved brothers and sisters do you recognise powers God gave you to do good works? Our Father is God and we are His dead spit, one way or the other. We are capable to create as well to continue to do good works God likes. Out of all good works God did, no one that is evil or disgusting, everything and anything is beautiful.
If you want to see God’s good works, look at yourself, look at your body as how it was meticulously made. Go to your mirror, peruse yourself inch by inch and shout ‘Hallelujah.’ Go outside and look around yourself, notice the trees that are swayed by the breeze aimlessly. Watch the sun rise and sun set, watch the seasons of the year when change from Spring to Summer, Autumn to Winter, is not that great? Shout ‘hallelujah’
These are the good works God did with His power that He also gave us. You should see these magic powers take place everyday. We are gods in our own capacity to use those mighty powers conferred upon us by God to do good works He prepared in advance for us to do.
We have airplane and cars to take us to our destinations, that is the power God gave us to create. There would be nothing you can not do using powers God gave you, if we can recognise those powers that God gave us to do good works.
Beloved, everyday is creation. Go to your kitchen, when you combine all sort of ingredients to make a breakfast, dinner and supper, smell is amazing, it makes you to drool and salivate, that is a power to create, shout ‘Hallelujah.’
Birds and cattle do not cook because they were not given such powers. We are gods and we create every day using powers God gave us, shout ‘Hallelujah.’
Beloved lets recognise powers invested in us to do good works, I dare you, you would not lead a poor life once you sit down with God to help you to make use of those powers.
I just want to open the book of Genesis 4:1:8
Adam had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived, gave birth to Cain and said, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.” Then she gave birth again to his brother Abel.
And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground. Abel also brought the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had respect for Abel and for his offering, but for Cain and for his offering, He did not have respect. And Cain was very angry and his countenance fell.
The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, shall you not be accepted? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must rule over it.”
Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
Beloved, I just want to warn you about the dangers you would encounter if you do not recognise powers invested by God in you and if you use those powers wrongly.
Cain and Abel used powers that were conferred by God upon themselves to create and lead a good life. God loves us that we should not be hungry. With God there is no hunger.
Abel used his talent and powers to create hence he had flocks i.e. cattle, goats etc. Cain grew fresh produce. Beloved, yes, we have powers God gave us but if we do not use them for the good purposes, God would punish us severely.
Cain had some farm yards to grow fresh produce but he failed to do the good works God prepared in advance for him to do. Cain could not get blessings from God to expand his work of growing fresh produce but God blessed Abel abundantly because Abel would execute God’s tasks well.
Genesis 6, Lord says: “Why are you angry? Why is your countenance fallen? If you do well, shall you not be accepted? But if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must rule over it.”
God asked Cain that if he does well, shall he not be accepted? God also continued to warn him that if he does not do well, sin is sitting at his door. It desire to dominate him, but he must rule over it.
Beloved, if you fail to execute God’s tasks, go back to Him to get correct guidance, to chase away sin that want to dominate you. Rule over it by getting closer to God to do well.
Meat is very nice when grilled or cooked, many people love it. Vegetarians chose fresh produce over fatty staff. God loves meat and vegetables to nourish our body. God did not look favourable at Abel because He loves meat only, vegetable are also important to supplement our bodies with vitamins that is why God had a garden of Eden where he placed Adam and Eve, it is that Cain failed to perform his tasks accordingly.
“Cain, why are you angry? Why is your face fallen? Beloved, God is always willing to assist you to recognise His powers in you to do well. You have to come close to Him and ask for His guidance.
God opened a room for Cain to come to Him and deal with his problem. Those who know how to supervise staff, they would know how to encourage poor performer to perform above average to increase output of the company.
Some managers they do not open that room to work out some strategies to help poor worker to perform good. They quick jump to jump the gun to sack him or her.
God was willing to help Cain to improve his work performance but Cain could not listen to Him. Cain eventually killed his brother Abel out of envy he developed over Abel.
Beloved, if God does not bless you with your work, you need to check if your tasks are still in line with God’s plan. We find many people that are still holding junior posts for 10 years, why? Young graduates come out of colleges and universities and hold high position to manage you, while you have what it takes to hold such positions, why? Sit down with God, do not be angry, do not fall your face, ask for his guidance.
I feel ashamed for the people who hold position they do not deserve. You lied about experiences you possess in your curriculum vitae to secure yourself a job, you hire women by sleeping with them, taxi business that you own, resulted from selling cars that you were stealing from other people, etc.
Beloved, God is watching and the prize for such dealings is unimaginable and excruciating, if you have not receive it, it still on your way because you can not escape it unless you ask for forgiveness from Him to start afresh.
Beloved, start your business clean with God without crime or envy, He would bless you abundantly. Get a job without involving any mischievous ways, God would bless you to climb your career ladder hastily. Remember, we are His workmanship to do the good works.
I again wish to greet you in the name of our Jesus Christ, Amen. Today is Sunday, the 17th September 2017, I hope you succeeded to go to Church today, that’s great. Yes, we have to praise Him as always because He deserves.
Today I just want to look into the problems that we are facing each day. Have you ever ask yourself a “why” question in life when things go awry? Why my parents passed away?, Why my boyfriend broke up with me?, Why I lost my only child?, Why I was contracted with such perilous diseases, etc. Yes, we do ask ourself such questions at some point in life.
I just want to take you through the book of Exodus 3:7,8 – Then the LORD said, “I’ve clearly seen my people oppressed in Egypt. I’ve heard their cry of injustice because of their slave masters. I know about their pain. I’ve come down to rescue them from the Egyptians in order to take them out of that land and bring them to a good and broad land, a land that’s full of milk and honey, a place where the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites all live.
Beloved, it is very important to cry to the Lord. Crying sends a solid message for Him to respond promptly. Israelites, cried to God and beg for His intervention. When you are faced with any sorts of hindrances in life, cry to Him my brothers and sisters, He would surely rescue you. God carries a bucket of tears in His hands and go unto those individuals who make you shed some tears that well up your eyes despite any reasons.
Beloved, do not make anybody cries because God does take part with a victim of any circumstances despite any cause.
Cry my sister, cry my brother to the Lord and seek His intervention. Crying is not for the women only, but men as well should cry out to Him. Men do not cry because of their pride –of being strong to stand all the test of times. When you are not crying out to the Lord, God would think everything and anything is just fine with you. Go to your room, close the door and cry to Him.
I am a Zulu person and there is a Zulu idiom that says, ‘Ingane engakhali ifela embelekweni.’ That simply means, when you do not cry and shout for help, there would be no one that – would come to help you. Wailing of baby in the back of his/her mother, would send some strong message to the mother that a baby must be hungry or sick, then she would respond immediately to rescue her baby out of such misery. If her baby suppress those emotions to cry, that baby would surely die.
We live in the world where some mothers do not take into consideration when their children cry. I once lived in the informal settlement in Durban. A certain mother left a child in the shack while she lit and placed a candle next to the bed. A candle fell and shack was gutted by the fire. Child was burnt into ashes when she was away. When we got to scene, I overheard some people saying that they could hear a child crying. My silent question was why they ignored such cry because they would have saved her.
Crying is not for children only, we all cry despite young or old. We were made in God’s image, He does respond quickly when one of His children cry, let us all hear and respond promptly when anyone cries.
Israelites cried to the Lord that they were oppressed by the Egyptians. If they had not cried, God would not have intervened.
I again wish to greet you in the name of our Jesus Christ, Amen! Last time we spoke the importance of crying. Yes, I encourage each an everyone of you to wail to the Lord everyday.
Today I wish to put your hindrances to an end. I do not care how big your problem is but, I wish to give an assurance that your problems are over.
It is very easy to get rid of your problems. I just want to take a look at the journey Israelites took from Egypt to Canaan. A book of Exodus, tells us that this journey was characterised with serious and various setbacks.
God wanted to rescue Israelites from being the slaves of Pharaoh. Pharaoh was ill heartedly.
Beloved, God can read through our hearts and if He finds cruelty, hate, self-conceited, etc. His intentions are to warn you to get rid of such dirty in your heart, if you fail to listen to Him, He would penalise you.
God penalised Pharaoh because he could not listen to Him. He made his heart more cruel to penalise him and to show His greatness to him and Israelites.
A book of Exodus tells us that Pharaoh would blow hot and cold about setting Israelites free from slavery in Egypt.
Moses found himself in a difficult situation to fight Pharaoh’s temperaments of some hesitation to let the Israelites go, but eventually he allowed Israelites to leave Egypt.
His tempers to chop and change, led him to send his soldiers to annihilate the Israelites in the desert but God protected them.
Exodus 14-28, messenger, who had been in front of Israel’s camp, moved and went behind them. The column of cloud moved from the front and took its place behind them. It stood between Egypt’s camp and Israel’s camp.
The cloud remained there, and when darkness fell it lit up the night. They didn’t come near each other all night. Then
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD pushed the sea back by a strong east wind all night, turning the sea into dry land. The waters were split into two. Israelites walked into the sea on dry ground.
The waters formed a wall for them on their right hand and on their left. The Egyptians chased them and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and cavalry.
So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. At daybreak, the sea returned to its normal depth. The Egyptians were driving toward it, and the LORD tossed the Egyptians into the sea.
The waters returned and covered the chariots and the cavalry, Pharaoh’s entire army that had followed them into the sea. Not one of them remained.
There are many ordeals Israelites had to face during their journey, but God fought for them. God was walking with them and they were walking with Him, how many of you that are walking Him? Walk with Him my brothers and sisters, I assure you, you would see difference in your marriage, you would see some difference in your home and at work.
You would see difference in your life, walk with Him as always.
My bible tells me that, Israelites would go with God along the way and God would go with them, but Israelites would also sin against God.
My bible says, God would become angry to expose them to all sorts of perilous situation, please read Number 21:4-6, they traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”
Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
Beloved, there are many problems Israelites they had to encounter along the way to Canaan, especially when they desert God.
Brothers and sisters, I just want to tell you that a journey to Canaan has never stop as yet. You are still on the journey to the world of milk and honey. Walk with patience, do not get tired.
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses told him, and fought with Amalek, while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.
Beloved Israelites had to fight with many and nations along the way, but they would win if their trust were put in God, and lost those battle if they deserted God.
Brothers and sisters, I am saying a journey to Canaan is not over as yet. We need to reach a world of milk and honey, in our case, which is heaven.
Beloved, we need to walk with Him, so that He can not leave us in the middle of nowhere to expose us to all sorts of problems like Israelites. When you walk with Him, He would fight for you.
When you hungry in the desert, He would supply you with food, He did supply Israelites with manna and quail, read Exodus 16.
Brothers your problems might be caused by the fact that you no longer trod with Him in your journey. Walk with Him, seek for His forgiveness when you err to beg for His presence in your life.