Sunday, 31 January 2016

TO KNOW HIM By Gloria Copeland

First Things First

During my years of walking with the Lord, He has taught me many wonderful things. He has taught me about faith and righteousness, healing and prosperity. He has taught me so many vital truths from His Word for which I am very grateful. And He’s teaching me more every day. Yet, if you were to ask me to name the most important principle of Christian living that I’ve learned, I could answer you without hesitation. It is the secret of maintaining a living connection with God. Staying in daily communion with Him is, without question, the number one priority of the Christian life. It is the key that opens every door to this life and the next.

If we don’t really know God, it doesn’t matter how much information we have about Him. We can be full of knowledge about faith. We can understand how it comes, what it does and how to release it. We can study about love until we have memorized every love scripture in the Bible. We can know the steps to healing and prosperity backward and forward. But, we won’t have the momentum to put those things into action unless we spend time with God and maintain a living connection with Him.

When all is said and done, it’s not what we know that counts; it’s what we actually do. And without vital, continual union with God, we won’t be spiritually strong enough to do what we know to do! As Philippians 2:12-13 says:

Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchf-ulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). [Not in your own strength] for it is God who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight (AMP).

It’s amazing how many Christians don’t realize that. They rush around trying to do things in their own strength. They run from one good thing to the next, trying to serve the Lord. But because they don’t maintain a living connection with God, they end up tired, frustrated and defeated. They are like Martha on the day Jesus ministered in her home. Instead of sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him teach the Word as her sister, Mary, was doing, Luke10:40-42 says:

But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]! But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; There is need of only one…. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her (Luke 10:40-42, AMP).

TO KNOW HIM By Gloria Copeland

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

How to Enter God’s Presence - Myles Munroe

February 1

To pray, we must enter into God’s presence with the right spirit, approach, and preparation. The term “entering into God’s presence” is frequently used in the church today to refer to worship and prayer. However, in casual, twenty-first century

Christianity, few really understand this concept. We often fall short of entering into God’s presence because we lack a genuine reverence for Him.

When I was growing up in the Bahamas, a man would remove his hat when he walked past a church in order to show respect for the place in which God was worshipped. Today, we say, “That’s unnecessary. It’s the attitude of the heart that counts.” Yet I think we have lost the attitude with the custom. We need to be spiritually sensitive to God’s holiness, might, and worthiness of reverence.

We must also enter God’s presence with a heart of love. Jesus said the greatest commandment of all is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). God is saying to the church, in essence, “Don’t obey Me because of the things you want from Me. Obey Me because you love Me. ‘If you love me, you will obey what I command’ (John 14:15). If you love Me, you won’t need chastisement and discipline to do what I ask of you.”

God doesn’t want us to use Him merely as safety insurance from hell. He wants a relationship, not a religion. He wants to be our Father. He wants communion with us—an atmosphere of intimacy in which we express our love, discover His will, and then pursue it. Communion is entering into the mind and heart of God to become one with Him and His purposes.


Father, please show me how to have oneness of heart with You. I want to give You the reverence and love that You deserve. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Enter God’s presence with the right spirit, approach, and preparation.

Reading: Exodus 27–28; Matthew 21:1–22

-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional

How to Enter God’s Presence - Myles Munroe

"Hearts Of Oak Can Be Great Again If..... "- Ifeanyi Ubah Coach Mitko Dobrev

Head coach of Nigerian side Ifeanyi Ubah, Mitko Dobrev has mentioned that Accra Hearts of Oak can rise up from their present challenges and return to their former ways of dominating Ghana Football and beyond.

Dobrev, who once coached the Phobians a few years ago said with the performance put up by Hearts of Oak against his team, h is confident that the team will rise steadily, once they manage to keep the momentum.

Hearts of Oak beat the Nigerian side 2-0 at the Accra sports stadium on Sunday afternoon in an international Club friendly with goals from Samudeen Ibrahim and Thomas Abbey.

“I believe everything is possible because the Hearts of Oak I know is not the same as I see it. But these things happen in football and anything is possible, so why not, they can be great again if the decide to”, Dobrev told

“I have a lot of friends here and I must say I love the Club because I worked here some time ago, and I am happy to have played against them.”

"Hearts Of Oak Can Be Great Again If..... "- Ifeanyi Ubah Coach Mitko Dobrev

Impartation Match In Pictures: Hearts Of Oak 4-2 Millenium Team

Watch pictures of the impartation match between a combined team of former Hearts of Oak players who won the CAF Champions League, Super Cup and Confederations Cup team and the present Hearts of Oak team.


Impartation Match In Pictures: Hearts Of Oak 4-2 Millenium Team