Only a Donkey

The donkey awakened, his mind still savoring the afterglow of the most exciting day of his life. Never before had he felt such a rush of pleasure and pride.

He walked into town and found a group of people by the well. “I’ll show myself to them,” he thought.

But they didn’t notice him. They went on drawing their water and paid him no mind.

“Throw your garments down,” he said crossly. “Don’t you know who I am?”

They just looked at him in amazement. Someone slapped him across the tail and ordered him to move.

“Miserable heathens!” he muttered to himself. “I’ll just go to the market where the good people are. They will remember me.”

But the same thing happened. No one paid any attention to the donkey as he strutted down the main street in front of the market place.

“The palm branches! Where are the palm branches!” he shouted. “Yesterday, you threw palm branches!”

Hurt and confused, the donkey returned home to his mother.

“Foolish child,” she said gently. “Don’t you realize that without Him, you are just an ordinary donkey?”

Just like the donkey who carried Jesus in Jerusalem, we are most fulfilled when we are in the service of Jesus Christ. Without him, all our best efforts are like “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6) and amount to nothing. When we lift up Christ, however, we are no longer ordinary people, but key players in God’s plan to redeem the word.

Edited from Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks by Wayne Rice. Copyright 1994 by Youth Specialties, Inc.

Jesus is the Center

Thinking Spot…
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“From my heart to the heavens,
Jesus be the Center
Its all about you,
Yes its all about you.

And every knee will bow
and every tongue confess you Jesus, Jesus
Say his name, Jesus, Jesus!”

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This is my testimony that:
In my life, my career, in my family, in my ministry, in my relationship,
Jesus is the Center,
He is the Center of it all!!!

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iTestify that the Lord is winning a battle for me!!!

iTestify that the arm of the LORD is winning a major victory for me in this week.  I thank God for my victories.

iTestify that All who stand and all that stands against me will fall right before my eyes in Jesus name. There is a spirit of a warrior in me and God has arisen as a mighty man of war

Psalm 91:7-13The Message (MSG)

91 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.”

This is my testimony today!!

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Think on these things…

The mind is a beautiful thing. It is the origin of whatever we say and do.  If you are going to mind what you say or what you do, you have to mind what you think about!!

So, Philipians 4:8

sh-censored-human8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

You are a product of the thoughts you entertain!! For as a man thinketh, so is he.

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That the Holy Spirit is my advantage!! I am mightily helped!!!
That the Lord has placed the right people, in the right places, to help me at the right time, as i convert my ideas into reality!!

On my playlist today;
*The Holy Spirit my Advantage- by Pastor Choolwe
* Extravagant by Jesus Culture
* Empires by Hillsong
* Part One by Sinach

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  Testify to Love by Avalon

Grace!!!

Titus 2:11-14 (NIV) 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Titus 2:11-14 (NIV)
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

The Lord is My Shepherd…

The most wonderful thing one can realize is that when you have  a shepherd, you are safe and you can never be lost.

The Lord is my shepherd, with him i am safe.

He protects me from danger and keeps the enemy away.

The Lord is my shepherd, with him am on the right path.

He guides me in the way to go and because i follow him, i can’t get lost.

The Lord is my shepherd, with him i can’t starve.

He has provided me with the bread of life, and because i drink from the river of life, i never thirst!

The Lord is my Shepherd!! in him i have my confidence…

Of Battles and Wars.

Harry Truman once said

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.”

And from this I have learnt, that if I am to conquer my enemy and overcome my challenge, self-discipline is key; and that includes the discipline to always think victory and not failure. That I should so tame my mind to entertain only thoughts of good success.

And that, in itself, is victory!

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