Do you see Jesus?

Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. Mark 9:8
When you go to worship what do you see around you, is it the magnificent building or the band? Is it the smoke or lights? 

  When you preach a message, when you live your life, what do people see?

  I pray that when all is said and done, we can see Jesus…

He is here, right where you are, in the valley, on the mountain top….

May you see Jesus today as you navigate life
Nice weekend

Andrew 
http://www.andrewkizito.com

Don’t forget just yet

Mark 8:17 -21

Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”
“Twelve,” they replied.
20 “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”
They answered, “Seven.”
21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”
Prayer 

Lord please forgive us for the unbelief and quickly forgetting what you have done and  are doing even now.

It’s a test

But he knows the way that I take;

    when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 23:10 (NIV)
Not so many of us have experienced the severity of suffering Job in the scriptures endured. From losing everything he had worked for, to losing his family, friends judging him for his misfortune, oh and not forgetting the constant, painful and physical affliction on his body for all to see. Job had every right to complain, whine, point fingers and even curse God which was suggested to him by his wife, but he didn’t.

  In the midst of all the pain and difficulty, Job found something others would not see. He got a revelation that God was with him in this fire, he was being tested but this test was not to fail him, expose his weaknesses, or bring him down, it was to bring the best out of him. His character would be purified and his faith in God would go to another level.

   What are you going through today? It probably seems like there is no end or way out of it. Before you throw in the towel on faith, before you curse God and every one around you, before you make permanent conclusions on this temporary situation, Please know that this could be a test. 

  The hotter the fire, the finer you will come out. Allow God to squeeze and reveal  to you everything about you through your situation or crisis. There is a lot to learn in times of trial, there is always a solution in every problem.

 Seek him diligently, be quiet for a moment and listen to the voice of God even as he purifies you in and out.

The victory is yours and you win on the other side of the furnace!

Blessings,

Andrew

http://www.andrewkizito.com

It’s coming to Life

IT’S COMING TO LIFE!
Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! Ezekiel 37:3-4 (NIV)
The Lord knows that every dry situation in your life can come to life when you open your mouth and speak life to it.

The enemy’s greatest weapon is shutting you down, putting you in a corner and cry about the situation.  Today take control of the situation,  you have authority over the enemy and all the devices he is using against you.

 Today I speak life to broken marriages, finances , relationships, dreams , visions , plans, careers and everything we put our hands on. Let there be life!

 Lord we thank you for when we pray we believe and receive by faith that you have done it!

All God’s people say!!!!

God is still doing Good

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I was recently asked to write an outreach Devotional for a city wide evangelism drive in Oddessa, Texas by great man of God Pastor Donny Kyker, am so humbled to be among the 40 pastors chosen for the 40 day devo…Here is my piece,  I pray it blesses and draws you closer to God.
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GOD IS STILL DOING GOOD
                        
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Acts 10:38 (NIV)
    The third King of Israel Solomon made a very profound statement,’ What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun.’ Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)
     That is very true even today as we witness the amount of evil in our world, communities and homes as well. It is no secret that there is indeed a presence of darkness that keeps people captive and leads them into doing vile acts as we all see daily on our televisions, social media and even on our streets.
   The chief architect is none other than the devil himself, but there is hope through Jesus, who is doing the exact opposite, He is doing good!
The scriptures teach us that,’ Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever’ Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
   The same Jesus who went around healing the sick, making the blind see, opening the ears of the deaf, feeding the hungry, forgiving sin, He is still in the business of doing good to all who are willing to accept his message.
    You see we are so used to hearing bad stuff, witnessing killings, families falling apart, children turning against their parents and vice versa , nation against nation, name it.
  There is a lot that drains out the notion that good still prevails, but yes it does and that is the good news that we preach and teach, that Jesus Christ is in our midst, right now, in our homes, in our churches, we just need to be like the tax collector who when Jesus told him that he would stay at his house, he didn’t object but gladly opened the doors wide open,’ When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘ Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly’ Luke 19:5 (NIV)
  
    Just like he did in those days, Jesus is moving around, he is on the mission to bring healing, restoration, forgiveness, newness and every good thing you can imagine to all who open the doors of their hearts to receive him.
   Like Zacchaeus, you don’t have to have it all together, you just come as you are. He is equipped with every tool to fix every broken piece in your life and put you back together to where he intended you to be.
   Will you give him your life today? You might even be a church goer, maybe you sing in the choir, serve in the ministry and all that good stuff. Maybe you have been slowly declining in your faith or you don’t even want anything to do with God.
 
    Today just come as you are, he is here right now and waiting to work in your life, not only for you but he wants to partner with you to bring others out of the pits of oppression, depression, despair, sin and brokenness into his light and life eternal.

Prayer:
Dear God, I come to you, the way I am, I surrender my hurts and pain to you and you alone. Come into my life, come shine your light and breathe life into every area of my life that needs restoration. Help me to walk with you and give me the grace to forgive and also bring others like me into your presence. In the name of your son Jesus, I pray. Amen

Prepared by:
Andrew Paul Kizito
Greater River Ministries
http://www.andrewkizito.com