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DEPRESSION

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Listening to the first lines of Jason Nelson’s song dominion and he goes like “depression, you have to flee, you no longer have dominion over me” and I couldn’t help but think of a lot of people that have had to battle with depression. You probably have gone through the feeling before without even knowing that it’s called “Depression”.

I can’t just help but think that depression has to do with “Deep-pressing-on a person”.  It’s good that English language gave it a name and that it exists in the dictionary, but in my own dictionary of words, I’d like to kick out depression. It doesn’t even exist! I can’t help but think that I have something personal against depression.

I really do have something against depression. Truly first impression matters and depression has never left even a good second impression on me. Depression is a thief of hope and joy and it knows that am not accusing it wrongly. Ask anyone that has ever being depressed and they would tell you. Depression robs you of God’s blessing, because it knows that Joy is the access to God’s blessings.

Isa 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation

Fact about depression is that it is a thing of the mind and it doesn’t rob you without your permission. Asides the fact that depression robs you of your blessings; it also has its effect on your health. Depression has an ageing effect and hinders your spiritual growth.

Pro 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

depressedTwo simple ways in which you can fight depression from the word of God;

ONE

Rule your spirit! As simple as this may sound if you don’t have a rule over your own spirit, then you can be easily tossed about by circumstances or situations.

Pro 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

TWO

Encourage yourself! Depression would always give you reasons to be downcast, but the only way to fight back is to also give it reasons why you shouldn’t be.

1Sa 30:6 And David was greatly distressed for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people were grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encourage himself in the LORD his God.

If you would just take your eyes off the things that seem to weigh you down and fix your eyes on Jesus, then you would realize that it wasn’t so big after all, just like David and Goliath. Even if you are not capable you serve a capable God.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Article, Healing, Hope

 

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THE GREATEST AUTHOR

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I recently heard a very striking quote “Don’t let your background, put your back to the ground”. I am tempted to look at the circumstances surrounding me sometimes and then I lose focus of the promise. Another quote I agree very much with is “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do”.

When I was in primary school my dad told me and my brothers that any of us that could come up with a very interesting story, he would publish it for us. The thought was very appealing and so you would see each of us struggling to write a story. I used the word struggling because back then I don’t think our write ups were anything to write home about, in fact any time I got close to writing a story after a page the story comes to an end.

I devised a means of writing. I would pick up any of my favourite story book and play with the characters. I changed their names and I made the story end the way I thought it should. I didn’t get to present the book at the end, but I felt good about the characters I had created.

A preacher was preaching recently and said “never write off a man till he is in the grave”. Let me introduce you to the greatest author that has ever lived and is still living. His name is Jesus Christ!

Heb 12:1 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Why am I introducing you to Jesus Christ today! It’s because I know that he is able to give you the perfect end and make all things work together for your good (Romans 8:28).

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.


Christ has written a perfect end for you. So don’t let that past hold you down “Don’t let one bad chapter in your life hold you down, the key is to let Christ give you that perfect ending, by believing that he is Able”. You might be saying you don’t know what I have being through, if I don’t know, God knows and he is saying everything will work together for your good and at the end you would become a best-seller. Imagine the best author writing a book; of course it will become a best-seller. Just see whatever phase you are in now as the middle of the story. Remember better is the end of a matter than the beginning thereof.

Ecc 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Article, stories

 

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The Mediator

Her hair was scattered, her nails were chipped, tears had already soiled her then beautiful face, leaving it pale and with traces of dripping mascara,  she walked almost as if she were running into the court, as she was about to enter through the gate, a huge hand suddenly descended on her shoulder’s. This was the conversation between her and the Man at the gate.

MAN AT THE GATE; ma’am what can we do for you?

SADE; I am to appear before the Judge today.

MAN AT THE GATE; ma’am you have to drop your entire excess load.

SADE; but I have to appeal my case here today

MAN AT THE GATE; we always enter through his gate with thanksgiving, and into his court with praise (Psalms 100: 4)

SADE; my whole life is coming to an end and you refuse me entry.

MAN AT THE GATE; just cast all your cares and burdens ma’am and you won’t have to go through this alone (1Peter5: 7).

SADE; why do I have to pass through you?

MAN AT THE GATE; because I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14; 6).

SADE; I don’t have a lawyer to defend my case.

MAN AT THE GATE; you have a high priest that is continually interceding for you and pleading your case (Hebrews 4: 13-14, 1John 2: 1-2). I know all that you are passing through (Hebrew 4: 15).

MAN AT THE GATE; you have come to the court of a Faithful, Righteous and Just Judge (Rev 19: 11, Proverbs 75: 2, Proverbs 31: 4)

MAN AT THE GATE; make your petitions known unto Him.

Sade followed the word and leading of the Man at the gate and everything turned around for her, every of her petitions were answered as she was able to present her case boldly (1 John 5:15, Hebrews 4: 16). This story is an illustration of what God is saying to us via the scripture. Today that Man at the Gate is Jesus (Rev 3:20), our most loyal friend and help in the time of need. He wants you to surrender every area of your live to him (spiritual, financial, academical, emotional, social…) Jesus Christ is the reason for our celebration. He came to give us peace not as the world would give us (John 14: 27). I see God’s peace surrounding all areas of your life as you surrender all to him in prayers. Halleluyah!

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in stories

 

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