Category: Inspiration

How to remember to pray daily

I am reminded of a line from one of my favourite gospel songs, “I choose my priorities and Jesus- you’re my number one”.

In our busy world, almost everyone is occupied doing one thing or another, and very easily, our priorities can go out-of-place. Some of us struggle to spend time with our family and friends and put work and other responsibilities ahead of what matters most.

Amidst the hustle of everyday life, when do you make time for prayer? Think about it- are you too busy to pray? Then maybe you have become too busy for God.

God is not a boss that will pressure us to pray as a task, nor does he give us deadlines to read the Bible.

He doesn’t deduct from our blessings for not attending church on Sundays, nor does he fire us for not evangelizing His Word.

He does expect for us, as believers, to communicate with Him, to take heed to His voice and make room for Him in our lives through prayer. Though at the time we may get busy and put our faith on the side-line, God remains faithful, and prayer must be a priority to stay connected to His faithfulness.

Through prayer, we can constantly renew our faith. We can stand strong on the promises of God, knowing that through Him, all things are possible.

Here are five ways to help you remember to pray:

1. Set daily reminders: This could a sticky note on your office desk, or a memo set on your phone to remind you to pray daily at specific times.
2. Get a prayer partner: Pray with a friend who has the same zeal for prayer as you. Ask God for someone who knows you and you can trust to pray for you and with you.
3. Memorize a Bible verse: Challenge yourself to memorize a Bible verse and as you go through your day, and every time you recite the verse, remember to pray.
4. Develop a heart of gratitude: Be grateful from the moment you wake up, remembering to thank God for the night before, and the new day and everything it entails. Thank God and pray.
5. Watch ‘Prayer Today’: Learn more about the importance of prayer from Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams every morning on Dominion Television or the Dominion TV mobile app. His practical lessons on the tenets of prayer will enrich your prayer life.

Be encouraged to adopt these habits into your daily routine. We should never be too busy for God, and through prayer, be inspired to live an abundant life as God promised to those who follow Him.

 

‘Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.’ Romans 12:12 (NIV)

Is God involved in your 2020 Business Plan/Strategy?

What’s your answer?

Every new year we find ourselves strategizing and coming up with new plans as we deliberate on the goals we would love to achieve.

No matter what we face in business, we must keep in mind that as Christians, God is always with us. From planning the business to getting your first sale, having God in your corner is the ultimate win!

As believers, we are required to include God in everything that we do. Every part of our lives should reflect our faith, and our actions should portray our trust in God. The unfortunate mistake some of us make when it comes to planning, is we rely on our own strength. We believe that we should do our best and leave the rest for God. The truth is- as Christians, God should not be our final option, He should be the first!

Have you included God in all your plans this year? Have you called upon him even before you started making plans so as to receive guidance before putting pen to paper? Have you asked God to be right there with you as you set your financial goals?

No matter what your answers to these questions are, make sure to watch the Africa Business & Kingdom Leadership Summit on Dominion Television, featuring Christian leadership powerhouses like Bishop T.D Jakes, Rosa Whitaker, and many others, now showing on Dominion TV and the Dominion TV mobile app. Learn from business leaders who fully rely on their faith in God to make decisions, plan effectively, and working with others.

Don’t deem any task or plan too easy that it doesn’t require God’s attention. We all face challenges in life and in business. Through this adversity, we are given a chance for growth. Some believe that when all else fails and you feel lost, then you turn to God. Well, we believe that even before we start our business, we should turn to God to guide us. After all, He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

“…and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith….” Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)

What Is Christian Lifestyle?

Imagine that you’re faced with a difficult situation at work, or in your business, or even at home. Apart from considering different ideas and solutions about improving the situation, on what belief do you build your hope that things will get better?

As a Christian, you can draw on the strength and wisdom of God’s spirit, but most notably, from your trust as a person who lives according to God’s plan and directions.

While Christianity is built on the belief that God sent His only son to die for mankind, the power in faith and living in truth requires that a Christian accepts Jesus Christ as saviour, and also understands God’s relentless love for mankind. Then, such belief evolves into a life-long journey of relationship, intimacy, obedience, and commitment to being imitators of Christ.

The Christian lifestyle is an empowered position.

It is filled with different interests that manifest the Spirit and power of God in a believer daily. Such a lifestyle can be exhibited through relationships, business, entertainment, and other essential areas of life while pursuing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. The Christian lifestyle is not governed by rules that dictate acceptable behaviour, but rather an assimilation of living according to His plan and guided by love for others.

When the word “Christian” was coined over 2000 years ago, the purpose was to describe a set of individuals who exemplified the character of Jesus Christ and had the same outlook towards life. As a follower, you are expected to live in a certain way.

It is important to understand that Jesus never gave his followers any collective name or description; neither did he ever refer to them as Christians during his lifetime. Not until his death and resurrection did the people at Antioch call them “Christians” after observing the similarity of their lifestyle to how Jesus lived. Perhaps, if his disciples had not behaved so remarkably like him, they would not have made such a distinct impression.

“What would Jesus really do in this situation?”

Before you take action, you should ask yourself: Before you give up on yourself or a project, also ask, “How can the Holy Spirit inspire me to be better?” As you go through life, remember that the will of God is for the believer to have a wholesome experience and live an empowered life. So it is His desire that you enjoy love, happiness, life, and many other exciting things.

The world we live in is not intended to be our spiritual enemy, because “God so loved the world” that he gave his only son to save it (John 3:16). The world, which we are not to love, is the self-centred nature of human life that ignores God and attempts to live independent of Him operates by selfish and ungodly principles or standards. This explains the intent behind the instruction in Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

The best way to achieve this is to stay plugged into inspiring platforms that make it easy for one to continually enjoy an empowered and wholesome Christian experience. Don’t miss out on the best Christian teachings, inspiring shows, travel/business advice, leadership insights, news and so on showing on Dominion TV DStv Channel 364 and GOtv Channel 181.

The wisest king who ever lived said, “Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways in order to prosper” (Proverbs 3:6). He was right! The most important thing you can do as a Christian is to make God a part of everything that you do, and ensure that you give Him access to move you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.