“…the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.”      (Acts 13:2-3)       

Paul’s missionary journeys were ordained and entirely led by the Holy Spirit. What is the position of God in your journey through life?

Proverbs 14:12, Jeremiah 10:23 and Psalm 23 reveal a graphic roadmap of the uncertainties of the journey of life mapped with unstable weather and terrain. These Scriptures say that the only way to secure the journey is to allow God to take the lead by committing our life to Him.

Do you allow God to take the lead? What is the position of God in your life? If you put God to where He belongs, God will put you to where He belongs: His presence where there is security. 1 Samuel 2:30 ” I will honour those who honour me”

What is the position God wants in your life? Let us listen to God’s uncompromising demand in Matthew 15:8 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”Failure to put God to where He belongs- in our heart- is actually responsible for the crisis in our life. God wants our heart. Our heart is God’s dwelling place. Revelation 3:20 says that God wants us to invite Him in the most sacred place: our heart is God’s temple. (Ephesians 3:17)

Those who serve and involve God only with their mouths are those who, after making their own plans and arrangements, board the plane and suddenly remember life’s uncertainties when the pilot announces to fasten the seatbelts because of turbulance, and they begin to pray to God for protection for the journey. These are those who put God in the luggage compartment as if God is not entirely part of their life! They only remember God when they are in need of Him.

Those who serve God with their heart are those who allow God to give birth to their heart’s desires. These are those who put God to where He really belongs: not in the luggage compartment, not in economy class, not in business class not in first class by in the cockpit !!! For them God IS THE PILOT IN COMMAND. Their heart is the cockpit where God dwells and files the flight plan: God decides the destination and the itinerary leading safely to that place at God’s appointed time. 


“Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities? Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.”


“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”


“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”