Faith Child – My Determination is not enough

 Only determination with a purpose to achieve God’s purpose and glory will have eternal value.

 The world says where there is a will there is a way.

 The Lord says His will is the Way.

It is in natural man to achieve personal glory so the great runners of our time have run with great determination to set personal and human best through hard work and determination  and the next best breaks the record.

The achievement of medical discoveries and their applications bless many, yet they have not achieved perfection for man in body, soul and mind.

The sooner man knows that he is not and can never be the Creator, the stronger the pull to how can I work with the Creator. It is only when we become determined to work with the Creator that the greatest achievement is accomplished – lives will be  changed and perfected to His glory for eternity.  At the end of the determined life in Christ we will hear the eternal welcome  of “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Determination is an expression of free will – the God-given ability to choose between right and wrong choices. Determination could lead us astray, far from God when we pursue dreams which mean greatness for one self and realize at the end of the day it was just for a moment.

Determination could pull us towards God and His eternal purposes.

We see that in the life of Daniel.

The kings he served were men whose dynasties died with them. Today they are history and point us to the way not to go which ends in destruction.

Daniel however in his determination to serve the living God points us to God’s way. The Lord himself rewarded him in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation. It was the Lord who rescued him and it was spectacular beyond measure.  As he persisted we see him finally in the lions’ den, a trap even his enemies thought would be the end of him,. However, he brought life to the king who was touched by his life that a whole nation of people were caused to turn towards the true and living God.

Faith Child,  let us not be determined for the wrong reasons and towards personal or self-seeking glory. Let us be determined looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, that for the joy that is set before us of meeting Him face to face and eternal hope in glory, we will finish with patience that work which He has begun in us. Do not get side-tracked with people popularity, or be wearied by imperfect, unwholesome targets of private achievement of assets which corrupt and will rust and fade away. Let us be determined to win the prize that He has set for us. He says he that winneth souls is wise.

In striving to achieve his own potential for his own glory, man has striven in his own way against competition and perhaps against his own self-worth.

However, in the will of the Father, if he achieves with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, there is more roundedness to his impact with a better result. God’s plan leads to healing, to wholeness.  Where there is spiritual wholeness there is eternal impact – to be like Jesus driven by a purpose true – He accomplished His Father’s will and His impact has changed man through the centuries.

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

Two years ago I set out on a journey to build a blog site. At first the attraction of building a website and to be known personally internationally was very attractive for one who was retiring and looking for something worthwhile to achieve.

However, the Lord impressed on my heart that it would be a fatal attraction as it would make me proud like the enemy of our souls.

Instead He has put within me a determination for a blog site which will achieve His purpose.
– It will be not by my effort but with the co-operation and in alliance with others of like purpose.
– It will not be my achievement but His achievement in bringing people from all over the world to join forces to help save the world from sin through Jesus Christ,  and help them turn to the Lord and to encourage us to be more like Him.

I know my determination is not misplaced.
I know there will be difficulties to work with people from different nationalities and culture, who also may have different priorities.

However, the Lord will give the strength to overcome,
and as my determination is committed to Him and His way,
it shall be accomplished in His own way and time.
My determination is His call.
That is the only Way  all who will be related to  ChristianBlessings  and are determined, will achieve best effort, delivery, purpose and fulfilment
with strength and grace  from above.

Love always protects, always hopes, always trusts, always perseveres.”
I Corinthians 13:7

We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.” Mother Theresa

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” Sonia Johnson.

Will we as His children, through ChristianBlessings, His blessing, change the course of history for many who come our way for God’s glory?
Let’s move on in the coming year with the joy of the Lord as our strength.
Praise the Lord!

We are One
by Carol Banawa

I want to sing a song of love
And with one voice, with one song
We can sing together.
Lord make us strong, make us belong
And if we fall, help us build,
Always undivided
Love is the key in unity
Let’s share his love with another
We are one, we are
One Bread, one body , one people
United we stand divided we fall
If we put our trust in the Lord
Building melody, love and harmony
In every heart.

Teach us to pray, Lord every day
Show us the way
Help us feel your loving kindness
Love is the key in unity
Let’s share this love with another
We are one, we are
One Bread, one body , one people
United we stand divided we fall
If we put our trust in the Lord
Building melody, love and harmony
In every heart.


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4 Responses to Faith Child – My Determination is not enough

  1. Rob Barkman says:

    Thank you for taking the step of faith to begin this ministry for His glory. Time has shown that your one step of faith has reaped blessings for many many people. It is only through a miracle of God that such faithfulness can be multiplied many times over. To God be the Glory for the ministry here at CB,

    • ptl2010 says:

      Pastor Rob, your faithful contributions and comments have been most encouraging and I pray that as you have blessed our ministry in ChristianBlessings that Settled in Heaven ministeries and your church are blessed.with His favour too. Mattew6:33.Praise the Lord.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Meetingintheclouds, when He calls, it is best we follow. It is not out of compunction but of love for He first loved us. May we join our hands in praise to our God Almighty and in witness to His wonderful love, grace and mercy to all who will hear and obey today and the tomorrows to come.
    May all glory redound to His Holy Name. We bound to make Him proud of us for He is our loving Father, Loving Saviour and Comforter.

  3. >> “My determination is His call”
    Thank you for answering that call and building this ministry to His glory.
    It is a privilege to be called to join in that ministry and to work together with brothers and sisters in the Lord. We serve an amazing God who watches over His Word to perform it.

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