BLESSING!

You are either a blessing or a burden.
You’re either on mission trip or you’re a mission field.
No vacuum in nature, none in the spirit, all truths are parallel.
Genesis 12: 2. John 15: 16.
Beloved, have a fruitful day daily 🍇🍎🍒

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WORD!

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Thanks & blessings to you all.
UCB Word for you
Stand on God’s Word (1)
21 JANUARY 2020
‘He alone is my refuge, my place of safety…my God and I trust him.’ Psalm 91:2 NLT
When we’re facing danger. David said: ‘This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety…my God and I trust him.’ When we’re afraid and facing an overwhelming situation, we can run to God for safety. Trusting in God doesn’t mean we’ll never face difficult or scary circumstances. Life throws all sorts of things our way. But we can still be at peace because of God’s promises, such as this one: ‘I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honour them’ (Psalm 91:14-15 NLTUK). He will never leave us to face anything on our own. We’ll always have Him with us, and we can always rely on Him. He’s bigger than our situations and more powerful than any storm that we’re facing. When we speak God’s Word over our lives, we release the power contained in it. So we need to be speaking out verses which show us how big God is compared to our situation. Here are some examples: ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline’ (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT); ‘The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm’ (Exodus 14:14 NLT); ‘Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock’ (Isaiah 26:4 NLT); ‘I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?’ (Jeremiah 32:27 NLT). So let’s stand firm today, and expect God to keep His promises to us.
What Now?
Tell God about any situations you’re facing which are scaring you. Ask Him to help you remember that He’s bigger than your problems.
Genesis 43-45, Matthew 12:22-50

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MOTIVE!

UCB Word of Today
Motives
20 JANUARY 2020
‘Look out…for the interests of others.’ Philippians 2:4 NKJV
When we give to others, we can sometimes be tempted to do it because we want to get something back. Perhaps we’re in need of some encouragement, so we compliment others hoping they will give us a compliment back. Perhaps we want someone to do something nice for us, so we go out of our way to do something nice for them first. Any kind of relationship with another person should be two-way. We should give, and they should give. But we need to be checking our motives. As we become more like Jesus, we’ll realise that we need to be selfless in our giving. We need to be serving others because it’s what Jesus would do, not because we want something back. Jesus said: ‘Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great’ (Luke 6:35 NIV). He sees everything we do for others, and He sees the attitude we do it with. The Bible says, ‘Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.’ Being selfless doesn’t mean we never speak up about our needs, or take time for ourselves. It means we make sure we’re thinking of the other person, and their needs. It means we do what we can to meet their needs and support them, without expecting them to do it in return. However, we need to avoid being taken for granted. It’s clear when people are using us, or when they don’t care for our wellbeing. If the other person isn’t recognising our needs, we might need to pray about whether we should remain as close to them. God can give us wisdom in all our relationships.
What Now?
Next time you feel like you need encouragement, turn to God rather than other people.
Genesis 41-42, Matthew 12:1-21

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SHINE!

Beloved, have a great week ❤️

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MIND!

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Fuel your mind

17 JANUARY 2020

‘Be changed within by a new way of thinking.’
Romans 12:2 NCV

If we want our cars or our bodies to function well, we have to give them the right fuel. But what we feed our mind is equally important. Our thoughts influence our emotions and our behaviour. The Bible says: ‘The mouth speaks what the heart is full of’ (Luke 6:45 NIV). Jesus said a good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit (take a look at Matthew 7:18). Good thinking can’t produce bad results, just as bad thinking can’t produce good results. The Bible says, ‘Do not…be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking.’ So how can we think differently? Firstly, we need to think about the unhelpful things we’re filling our minds with. We’ll always end up thinking about what we’re exposed to the most. The things we read, watch, and listen to affect our minds. Secondly, we need to be filling our minds with God’s truth. We need to remember that God’s ‘gracious Word can make you into what He wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need’ (Acts 20:32 MSG). When we spend time reading the Bible, we soak in the truth of who we are, and who God is. The things we focus on can change how we feel. When we’re focused on God, we’ll feel peace. When we’re focused on our problems, we might feel fearful and overwhelmed. The Bible says: ‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you’ (Isaiah 26:3 NIV). The fuel we give our minds is our choice. God doesn’t force us to read the Bible or focus on Him. We have to make the choice to shift our focus away from unhelpful, worldly things, and onto God.

What Now?
Think about what you’ve read, watched, and listened to this week. Was there anything that wasn’t good fuel for your mind? Make some changes in the week ahead. 

Genesis 36-38, Matthew 10:17-42

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LORD!

"Moses proceeded to do everything just as the Lord had commanded him…..Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle."
Exodus 40:16,34 NLT
Life is not for us to figure out. In the kingdom, success is not about goal-setting, its about God setting us up to become pace-setter. Which goal did David set? David had always followed God's instruction. The only goal he set to build God a house was rejected; the censor he initiated brought trouble….
For Simon to become Peter, he just needed divine encounter. A word from The Lord will connect you with your destiny. Jesus said to Peter & co, "Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men." And that's it for Peter, James and John.
Life in the kingdom is not about head knowledge, it's about heart connected with God. And the kingdom work is not about Marketing, it's about following The Maker, The Author and Finisher of our Faith. And Faith is all about hearing and doing what God says. John 5:19, 30-31. Rom. 10:17. Jer. 29:11
Beloved, have a great day. ❤🍇🍓🍎
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GOD!

UCB Word for Today
Try less and trust more!
15 JANUARY 2020
‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.’ Philippians 1:6 NIV
If you want God’s will to be done in your life, don’t rush things. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, did that. As a result Ishmael was born, and that brought all sorts of strife and family complications. Remember: ‘Flesh gives birth to flesh…the Spirit gives birth to spirit’ (John 3:6 NIV 2011 Edition), so be sure your plans are conceived by God’s Spirit. Don’t try to salvage anything flesh-based. God said, ‘My covenant will I establish with Isaac’ (Genesis 17:21 KJV). Isaac was born as a result of God’s will, done God’s way, in God’s time. Everything that’s conceived in you comes from one of two sources: the flesh or the Spirit. So be careful. People will try to involve you in all kinds of schemes to promote yourself. God doesn’t need anybody’s help to bless you; He can do it all by Himself! That’s why whenever Satan attacks you, you need to be able to point him to your spiritual birthplace and remind him that you didn’t begin this project and you don’t have to finish it. ‘He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.’ And here’s another thought. If God’s dealing with you about carnality, pride, or some other obstacle in your path, don’t resist, don’t run, and don’t get in His way. Like a drowning man frantically trying to save himself – until you stop flailing around God can’t do anything for you. So the word for you today is: ‘Try less and trust more!’
Bible in a Year: Genesis 31-32, Matthew 9:18-38

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