Life is 80% what happens below the surface. Many people would like to be applauded for doing something great. But the difference between those who really achieve something and those who don't lies in the time spent between the achievement.
A wise man have said that luck is when opertunities meet preparation, and this is very true. If you have not taken the time to prepare, you will not be able to take hold of the opertunities that come. I actually believe that the opertunities are already there, but until you are prepared you will not see them or they will just be out of reach. So make sure to take time to educate yourself and prepare for something BIG!
I have recently come back from a two week mission trip to Kenya and Sudan. God did great things and I met many good people who love the Lord and who are on fire when it comes to preaching the Gospel. My main focus this time was to teach on how to preach the Gospel and heal the sick. God confirmed the word and those who went out to practice what they learned saw big miracles and several hundred got saved.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE
written a few days after the rapture
Dear friend back in 2013,
As strange as it may sound this letter comes from the city of Cracow, Poland in the future. It is written in the most dramatic moment of mankind's history. One week after the rapture. I hope that this message will find a way to reach you back in 2013.
Lately there has been a lot of talk about the world ending on the 21th of December and for those who love to put a date on when Jesus will return this has of course been of great interest. But can we know if the world is ending on the 21th of December or can we know when Jesus will return? The Bible does say that when we see certain things happening we will know the end is near, but how precise can we be and what should our attitude be towards these things.
Historians tell us that around the year 100 AD there were about 20,000 Christians. They were a minority group that at its best was tolerated and at its worst severely persecuted. About 210 years later, when Constantine was in power, Christianity was no longer a minority group, but numbered around 20 million. We see the same scenario in China. In 1950, before Mao introduced communism, there were about 4 million Christians, if you also include Catholics. According to a survey done in 1993, they estimated that today there are over 41 million Protestant Christians in China.
The speed of growth in these two examples is of course extraordinary and I do believe we have a lot to learn from both of them, but I think there is an interesting point to be made here when it comes to Christian unity.
Living the Christian life is like having a garden in the middle of the forest. You know that the forest will supply your garden with lots of weeds, and if you don't keep a constant watch the weeds will quickly take over. In the Gospel of Mark, chapter four, Jesus is giving us some very important insights on what kind of weeds we should make sure to get rid of...