Working With Your Spouse in Business and / or Ministry

An Excerpt from my upcoming book:
Married, Successful & Embracing Life: A Godly Woman’s place in a changing world.

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When a husband and wife work together, because they are married, it is difficult for the people who work with them to give equal measure or weight to the authority of both husband or wife. Whereas one will be celebrated, it is most likely the other will be tolerated to a certain extent. He or she may not necessarily be disrespected but will not be celebrated equally as the spouse.

This however does not have to be the case. Most spouses expect others to celebrate their partner  merely because they are married to them and not necessarily because of their own merit in the ministry or business.

As a pastor’s wife, my experience in interacting with church members has been two -fold. There are those who relate with me more in the capacity of the specific work I do in the ministry. They are not surprised or lackadaisical in attitude towards any requests I make of them in the line of my duties in church.

Then there are others, who are generally respectful, do not personally dislike me but do not necessarily take my requests as seriously except it comes to them directly from my husband. Even where he tells them,’I want you to undertake this task with my wife’, they find it difficult to accord it the same weight as they would a task directly supervised by him.

It is not difficult to understand why this is so. The systems of work are designed to work operationally with one leader to whom everyone assigned to the task answers. Although that leader may also be responsible to another, those under him or her in the daily cause of events do not answer to the higher authority. How many line managers do you have at work? One. You only go above them to talk to their line manager if you are invited to do so and that will be a rare occurrence and not an everyday matter. In most organisations, the manager who will supervise an employee is integrally part of the recruitment process and the employees knows who they are answerable to from the start. There is no confusion about it. Imagine if another manager who is not your line manager keeps giving you tasks to undertake everyday? You will either have to be seeking constant clarification from your line manager about these ‘extra tasks’ or out of deference, you will put those task to the bottom of the pile to be worked on when you have some time to spare. Those tasks just don’t carry as much weight as the tasks given directly by your line manager. It is even worse if those tasks are coming from the spouse of your line manager who operationally does not have a clear line of authority as far as everyday operational matters of the business are concerned. This is the dilemma church members or most ministerial staff have with the Pastor’s wife.

Spouses in business must decide which areas of the business are under whose jurisdiction, and must give each other the authority to groom and work with their own teams or the workers without undue interferences from each other. This does not mean they are not in agreement. It means they are business like, serious minded and respectful of each other, the staff and the vision of the business. Their joint oversight should be more visionary than operational. Not only does this not confuse the staff, it ensures the absence of one spouse micro – managing the other thereby inadvertently undermining their authority, confidence and ability to elicit the required responses from those they have to work with. It might lead to some inefficiencies where they are more than one staff member or employee undertaking the same task. For example, we may not be able to have two human Resource or Personnel departments in one organisation. Such a department should be separate and not directly under the supervision of either spouse’s area of operation but must be able to meet the needs of the organisation as whole.

I once worked with a couple who run an Arts organisation. Although both husband and wife were seen by the staff as jointly responsible for the vision and direction of the organisation, the husband worked with the non artistic staff, dealing with issues of finance and marketing etc while the wife was in charge of the creative artistic , day to day operational work. There was an administrative head or manager who handled all matters administrative and was not under the direct leadership of only one of the spouse. They worked beautifully together and even when they had to do some tweaking of the systems along the way. I have met other couples who seem to work with this same style. When carefully observed, the lines of demarcation, supervision and shared authority were very clear. The staff members work out for themselves who it is that has the overriding authority, in relation to their day to day work, there is no confusion about who each person is accountable to. Where one spouse is always doing the directing and the instructing, the other spouse feels like an employee and does not garner the respect and loyalty of those working directly under him or her, it affects their output and enthusiasm. they cannot take ownership. Business is not an extension of the home where the man is the head and must micro manage everything. It requires discussion and agreement for each spouse to be effective in their particular area of the business. It is often easier to make these distinctions in secular business world than in ministry.

Most ministries are run voluntarily. There is a strong awareness of the authority of the head pastor. This is most often the man or husband. It is very clear that all other authorities in the church or ministry derive from him. Where there are associate pastors, they all seek to be directly accountable to the head pastor if at all possible. They will like a direct endorsement from him in respect of their contributions and tasks. It is even often the case that even with clearly drawn lines of a hierarchy of responsibility, the head pastor through the frequent ministerial interactions with the flock through weekly sermons and other public duties is seen by the flock as the one with the ultimate say in all matters and they will go back to him time and again to clarify tasks assigned by others. Most head pastors are so used to this way of running heir ministries that they even demand it to be so and are very uncomfortable with people exercising a certain level of initiative and independent leadership. Unlike the CEO of a business, people at all levels in the ministry tend to have access to him unless systems are intentionally put in place to limit such access. People fight being asked to go through laid down departmental lines. This in itself is a challenge for those leaders working under the head Pastor, like associate Pastors and heads of departments. Their empowerment for effective functioning is often not consistent. It is not long before they realise that ‘they can do nothing without the head pastor’. Those that are empowered without checks also often develop their own following and cliques and some will take opportunity to go off and become head pastors of their own denomination. This has led to the proliferation of churches on one hand and the tightening of control inadvertently by some head pastors on the other hand so as to prevents splits in their congregations. It’s a double edged sword which stagnates the growth of many ministries and fosters a lot of insecurities both in the Heads and the Associates.

For most pastors who work with their wives or husbands in ministry, the issue for the supporting spouse becomes twofold. For the purposes of this discussion lets, say the supporting spouse is the wive. Her role from the beginning is an off shoot of her role as a wife. She is a supporting partner in ministry. Her role in church starts off as an extension of her role at home, whereas for her husband it is a career, it is not necessarily so for her personally. This is alright if she does not feel called to public ministry herself, then she can gradually find her way as the mother of the flock. She has no formal roles to play except as the wife of the Pastor. She is therefore satisfied being accorded the respect and honour as an extension of the respect and honour accorded her husband. She is usually not seen by the members as necessarily distinct in her own right as separate from her husband. She does not necessarily have operational responsibility for an aspect of the ministry and does not require a distinct clear line of responsibility or authority without operational interference from her husband as is the case of an associate pastor. She has no department or team working under her.

As you and I know, this is rarely the case. There are many Pastors wives running, the women’s ministry of their churches. Some lead the children’s departments or the choir or undertake administrative tasks. At another level, some are preachers and pastors themselves. The dilemma however is that there is often never a clear transition from being simply the wife of the pastor to being a minister or associate pastor in the church. Unlike other associates, she has a mishmash of responsibilities with no clearly defined roles and a team to accomplish any particular task with. Most of the people working with her will go over her head to seek constant clarification from her husband, the head pastor. Her instructions even when she is undertaking a task are often not handled with the same weight as her husbands except perhaps by those specifically assigned to work with her if any. This is the norm in most churches and it is frustrating for most Pastor’s wives. They feel patronised, tolerated and not celebrated in their own right. They are one with their husbands and yet do not carry the same authority as he does in the church. They are also unlike an associate because they are seen as the dormant extension of the husband with no clear jurisdiction of their own. They have to live within an uncomfortable no mans land where the rules are not clear either to them or to the members and they are expected to exercise decorum, be great achievers, peaceful but enterprising at the same time. Many Pastors wives are confused but making the best of it after all, they are the Pastors wife, a privileged cosseted position to be in. Many a pastors wife after years of ministry, if marital problems have spilled over from the privacy of their homes in to the church feel ostracised as people really let loose and let them know that the respect and tolerance they have enjoyed over the years has not necessarily been for them as individuals but has been because of their husbands.

There are many wives who are gifted and want to express these giftings in their own right, but within the ministry have to fight patronising behaviours and overt disrespect not only from the members of the congregation but also often from their own spouse who has to be the one directing and instructing others on her behalf if she is to be able to galvanise any real support for what she is doing.

There are pastor’s wives who decide to exert their own influence, stand up and contribute their specific particular gifting. They are often seen as brash, pushy, competitive, opportunistic particularly if she makes demand not through her husband but directly enforces the authority she believes she has.

Husbands therefore have a job to do, if they really do want their wives to be fulfilled in ministry working with them. This refers only to women who above and beyond their role as wives believe they have a calling and a ministry to fulfil as well. They have to work with the husbands to create systems that do not undermine the husbands authority as the husband and the head of the church but also empowers the woman to stand in her own right where she is celebrated for what she brings to the table and not merely tolerated as the pastor’s wife in her attempts to use her giftings and callings. If a Pastor’s wife has skills that in a secular work command a certain cooperation, allowance and respect, then in her use of that same gifting in the ministry must be accorded the same due deference. Perhaps due to the complexity of her combined role as the wife of the Pastor and also as a minister in the ministry, we need to allow such wives to develop their own teams to work with in addition to the laid down structures in the ministry.

Perhaps they need opportunities to deploy their giftings outside the church where they serve so that those gifts can be seen as independent of the husbands callings and giftings but only after they have fully satisfied their wifely roles within their home ministries.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7 KJV)

First and foremost a wife’s place with her husband is a place of honour, not lip service, not a patronising role, not simply respected out of duty. Honour cannot be faked. Honour is higher than respect. Honour exudes unforced to the person who deserves it. Honouring someone requires a voluntary acquiescence to the fact that they merit such honour. Before honour can be given to the wife, the husband must dwell with her according to knowledge both of her person and of her role. Her person includes her identity, her makeup, her giftings, her calling which are uniquely hers and not what a system says they are or are not. Her role must be carved from that uniqueness.

Her ‘weaker vessel’ does not mean what she carries is inferior. It just means her packaging is different. Her packaging is subject to harm. Her packaging makes her vulnerable. You will never know a woman’s vulnerability until you are aware of what she carries. You don’t throw rocks at a glass house same as you can do to a brick house. The glass house will break. Don’t expect your wife in ministry alongside you to fit into a system that everyone else working in ministry with you fits into. Don’t also patronise her by insisting people honour her beyond her role as your wife. For them to honour her capacities and abilities, they must be exposed to it.

A wife who works in a secular job will not need her husband there to tell people what she can or cannot do. She will be paid her salary based on her performance as a person. If she is a manager, she will have a team working under her which her husband does not need to directly interfere with even if he is the CEO of the organisation. Why should this be different for women in public ministry with their husbands? If you protect the glass house but never really open it up for its true contents to be seen, it can never really be honoured. In fact thieves will be tempted to break through ( and that is how adultery and other forms of unfaithfulness and disillusionment with ministry happens for some women), or it contents will break out without permission. If it truly contains treasure which is useful beyond the remit of the home, then that treasure must be allowed to have full expression just like any other if it is to be employed in ministry.

Honour your wife by differentiating between her role as your wife and her role as your partner in ministry. The two overlap, but they are not the same. Because of the uniqueness and complexity of combining both roles, don’t force your spouse to comply and fit into systems that don’t work for her. Set her free to be herself. Let her develop her own team, and let her gain the respect of those that work with her.

Anyone who is serious about working with their wives in ministry must be willing to let her unique and personal identity be exposed. She should not only be an appendage of her husband. She does not need to be in ministry to be that. She just needs to be his wife if that is all he wants. If you are serious about her working in ministry, then let her with your help set up systems that work for her. Let her manage those systems. Let her be free to be herself.

Should a Woman be in Public Ministry? ( A 3-Part Series) -Introduction

Should a Woman be in Public Ministry? ( A 3-Part Series)

 

An Excerpt from my upcoming book,

Married, Successful & Embracing Life: A Godly Woman’s  place in a changing world.

 

I once heard a Man of God say that one of the reasons he does not doubt that God loves him is that God gave him his wife. A gift he appreciates very much. As nice as that sounds, it does not compare to the love and honour for the woman displayed by God throughout scripture. I can find scattered throughout scripture not only the woman as a gift but also how much God loves her by how he made her and the provisions he made for her. I call it God’s insurance policy for women. In various ways, God has through his word, put in place security systems to protect the woman.

 

Unfortunately due to the nature of the world we live in, it’s cultures, dominant lifestyles and philosophies, God’s ‘insurance policy’ for women has been made to look more like a prison sentence from which she cannot escape. In fact, there are those who use the scriptures to do the exact opposite of what they were intended to do as far as women are concerned, leading to all forms of undermining, abusive and legalistic tendencies which become stumbling blocks to a woman’s ability to express her God given potentials particularly in any field outside the home.

 

It is often those who are meant to be the guardians of her inheritance and the executers of God’s Insurance policy for her who undermine her the most. The enemy has often successfully used this strategy to ensure that the giftings and potentials embedded in women cannot be freely expressed without struggle, warfare and disorder.

 

God is waking up women all over the world to this fact and with prayer and wisdom they are beginning to take their places as appropriately as God intended them to.

 

One of the divisive issues facing the Christian woman particular is the issue of whether the word of God allows her to be in public Christian leadership / ministry or not. The fundamental question is, should a woman teach or speak in the church? Does the bible not say, women should not speak in the church? This question hinges on the relationship between men and women and whether or not gender should be the criterion for christian public  roles as the question seems to suggest.

 

Let’s not do a superficial work in answering this question. This will be an in depth three part scriptural discussion of the issue starting from the very beginning of creation.  You will not regret spending the time to read it.

Not Even The Son of Man

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45 KJV).

Be an observer in a classy restaurant for a few minutes. Sit and watch the interactions between the waiters and the customers / diners and you will understand how nice it is to be waited on. For someone to just be standing waiting, discretely attentive to every gesture you make, even to your non verbal and facial expressions, just waiting to please you, to serve and cater to your indulgences; this feels great indeed. After dining in such a restaurant, you are most likely to remember the service even more than the food you ate.

Ensuring customer service and satisfaction is paramount for securing repeat business. Any good business person knows that everyone wants to be treated well. People go to great expense to get good customer service. It is therefore only really accessible to those who can afford it.

Now imagine that you do not have to pay for it. Now that will be heaven indeed. But it is hard to find genuine, well organised, hands on, undelegated service which is free.

The problem is that people will rather belong to the group that receives more so than the group that gives. We are not always keen on giving direct service to others if it will not benefit us in some way. Infact we find it degrading and menial especially if the recipient is in a ‘lower class’ than we are. We may be affluent and wealthy enough to give financially to others who are not so blessed but to get our hands dirty doing the actual serving, oh no, we won’t. This is too demeaning. Don’t be deceived. We are good at talking the talk but walking the walk genuinely is something of a rarity.

Society is therefore full of people who are oriented towards taking rather than giving. Where giving is done, it has to be convinient and in some way self benefiting even if indirectly. The world has a lot of charity donors and philantropists who give what they can afford in order to make a name for themselves but as popular and praiseworthy as that is, there are only a few that directly ‘touch’ the needy in society.

I like the TV program, ‘Secret Millionaire‘ because, at the end of each episode, the millionaire who has dared to live undercover amongst the needy and be part of their daily struggles comes away with a better sense of the worth of the people so that what he gives in terms of money becomes a secondary matter and pales in significance to the richness and the worth of the people he is trying to help. These secret millionaires become inwardly enriched and directly acquainted with the struggles. They are not just touched by the people’s plight from the comfort of their millionaire empires but from the dung pit of suffering and struggle. This experience is humbling to the soul and expands the heart of the giver. It makes the giver experience true greatness which money cannot buy.

‘Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud’. (Proverbs 16:19 KJV)

On the otherside of the divide, are those who are determined to become rich by taking advantage of the poor. They want to be able to afford the lifestyle of being pandered to and catered to. The celebrity lifestyle. They turn to illegimate shorthanded dealings to enable them afford the ‘affluent, everyone at your beck and call’ kind of life. This represents greatness to them.

Recently, there was a news item on BBC1 about how the police have been able to raid, established syndicates of criminals and confiscicate imitation designer items that were being produced on a large scale and being pumped into the market. Bags, shoes, watches, coats and the like with authentic looking designer logos were being sold at half the price of the genuine ones.

The question is; why will criminals make imitations of these brands and try to sell them off as the real thing? It is because of the value that the original brands have now got. Someone started them, worked hard, paid the price over many years to get the brand to where it is now. The ‘give me satisfaction quick criminals’ wanting to live affluent lives, take advantage of the ignorant poor and sell these counterfeit stuff to them.

These criminals are the takers in society, not the givers. Even the little the poor has they take away from them for consumption on their own lusts – a life of luxury and indulgence where money allows for every whim or desire to be pandered to. The police were previously destroying the counterfeit items but a Christian charity now takes them and removes the fake labels and donates them to ex- offenders and homeless people and others in need.

As bad as these criminals are, they are at least blatant in their evil scheme of defrauding others. They are no worse than the Christian, who having received the genuine authentic love of God begins to sit in their ivory towers wanting to be served and waited on by the masses in the name of Christianity.

We refuse to roll up our sleeves and serve others directly. We will rather package the grace of God and re – sell it to meet our own needs. We want the titles, the affluence and we desire to be waited on. The world is presently awash with christian celebrity superstars. The main theme if you look carefully is ‘ give me a dollar and I will pray for you’.

We are like Criminals not willing to pay the price, but wanting to benefit illegally from the popularity of the brand. The brand we are counterfeiting is no ordinary brand. The Christian life is a life paid for by royal blood. Not just any royal blood but the blood of the only begotten son of God.

We can still hear his voice calling out. ‘Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me’. (Isaiah 6:8 KJV).

Jesus Christ redefined greatness. The greatest is not the one being served but rather the one doing the serving. He not only redefined it for us but he lived it too. He rolled up his royal sleeves and agreed to be demoted from his throne to live and dwell with the objects of his creation and to serve them in the most menial forms possible to the point of dying for them all at his own cost. Amazing!

‘Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross’. (Philippians 2:4-8 KJV)

So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. (John 13:12-17 KJV)

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:11, 12 KJV)

Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? (Romans 2:21 KJV)

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, (2 Timothy 3:4-6 KJV)

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (Matthew 16:27 KJV)

Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. (1 Corinthians 7:21, 22 KJV)

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. (Matthew 16:24, 25 KJV)

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 KJV)

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27 KJV)

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:10 KJV)

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:12 KJV)

Enough said!!!

Whose Child Are You?

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3 KJV).

I have met people who if they had a choice will not belong to the biological family they belong to. They have a thing or two to say about their parents or their siblings. At the very least they harbour a secret admiration for a friend or an acquaintance’s family and wish their own family were just as rich, happy, together, loving, supportive, educated, influential as these other families are.

There is one thing however no human can do. You cannot change your birth parents. Even if you moved and grew up with another family, you will not be a bonafide member of the family unless perhaps you were legally adopted by them. You may have shared everything in common with them just like all families do but as long as you were not legally adopted, in the eyes of the law, you were never a part of them although you lived in their house and shared everything with them.

In the same way, all humans are God’s creation. We all live in his house (earth). We live off his provisions, the air we breath, water and food from the earth. In his mercy, he continues to provide sustenance for the whole earth and all it contains.

Do you know however that not everyone is a ‘child’ of God? The concept is pretty alien to some people. They ask themselves – how can God have a child? If he can, doesn’t that mean we all, his creation are his children?

No. According to the bible there is a difference between his creation and his children. God made you just like a manufacturer will make something. He also made the animals and the stars and the moon and the sun. These are not his children. Like you and I, they are first and foremost his creations.

The bible tells us of Jesus Christ as the only begotten son of God. In the begining, he already existed. He was not made like you and I were although we were made in his image and by him. He is the legitimate family of God. Together with the Holy Spirit, they are a bonded 3 persons in one.

To become a legitimate child of God and to have access to the family inheritance not only on earth but also in heaven you and I must become children of God not by a physical transaction but by a spiritual transaction whereby we are adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family with all the rights and responsibilities of sonship.

When this happens it as as though you have been ‘born again’ and are no more just a creation of God but a child of God. This happens when you accept that you are an unqualified sinner who cannot by yourself do anything to merit becoming a child of God. You ask for forgiveness of your sins and accept Jesus Christ ( the only begotten son of God) as your Lord and saviour and agree a spiritual transaction which was sealed by covenant through his sacrificial death on the cross on behalf of you and everyone who will believe. By this exchange, he is able to give you life , everlasting life , a rebirth into the family of God.

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:10-13 KJV)”

Listen to his own words which are a response to a question about how to have eternal / everlasting life -; Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3 KJV)

Become a child of God today. It is never too late but it would be if you were to die today without completing the exchange. It is not that you are not good enough as you are. It is simply that the legal criteria for the redemption of your sins has not been met and you have automatically lost your chance to make that choice. In God’s view, everyday you live without becoming legally his, you are making the choice for which you will be held responsible. No one is exempted. No sin is too big or too inconsequential. We all need redemption. There isn’t a single person who doesn’t. The price has already been paid. Don’t waste the opportunity.

Enough Said!!!

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Do It Yourself Generation

Psalm 147:11 The lord takes pleasure in those that fear him. In those that hope in his mercy.

In this modern day and age it is important to be seen as competent, efficient and striving to be the best at whatever you do. If you can’t compete you are out. It is a survival of the fittest. Most people climb over others, break promises, break ethics, speak lies and believe in aggrandising and promoting themselves just to ‘make it’.

Leveraging is a now word. Branding is another. The days when you come just as you are, those days are no more. For anyone to associate with you they need to know explicitly or implicitly what you have to offer them. People consider themselves ‘self made’ and there is very little room for a genuine acknowledgement of God as the orchestrator of their ‘success’.

As important as it is to move with the times, never sacrifice what you can be in God for what you can be through your own efforts mainly. This is important when it comes to choosing your vocation, your career, your friends, associates and all other choices you make . It is even important in the way you portray yourself and how you ‘sell’ yourself. God can see the bigger picture of your life much better than you ever can. Don’t just go by what you are good at or what you can do all by yourself. Beyond manual, intellectual and economic power is supernatural power which comes from God. He gives you that power that can take the most menial, disrespected, inconvenient, uncomfortable, lonely thing, be it a job, a person, a calling  and any other endeavour. He can make it into something beautiful.

You may not always know where he is leading when he starts to lead. You may not be able to leverage or take advantage of circumstances like others can. You may not even be able to brand yourself by what you are good at but if you reverence God and allow him to lead and control events, you will become a ‘God Made Person’ which is far superior and longer lasting than becoming a ‘Self Made Person’ and when God takes pleasure in you even the sky ceases to be the limit.

Instead of striving to do it yourself, put God in charge and hope in his Mercy. He will take pleasure ( be interested, be supportive, be instrumental ) in all that concerns you. If God be for you, who can be against you.

What We Are All About

FREEDOM CAN BE YOURS

We bring it to YOU

The Word of God understood is like a sudden beaming light in a once darkened room. It sets the entangled web of the human mind free. Free to be all you were made to be.

The engrafted word of God has the ability to infuse, impact, and rest on the inside of you, changing you, connecting you to the divine, until what it says becomes manifested in your thinking, your habits, your productivity, until you become like HIM.

This blog will bring you articles, expositions, the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers,  share testimonies and read real life inspirational stories of what God can do through his word as embodied in the Person of his Son Jesus Christ, the one sent to save the world. That includes you. He  speaks Love, soundness and freedom to you. He says ‘the words that I speak, they are Spirit and they are Life’.

Therefore ‘Neither Do I Condemn You, go and sin no more’.