The Fire Test

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Happy Monday people!

What is the size of your pension pot? For some the word ‘pension’ may seem a distant reality right now.

We know that the size of our pension is determined not only by our length of service and profitability of our pension fund, but also by the size of our pension contributions.

When we work in the Kingdom the terms of service are the same. We will be duly rewarded for what we put in. Paul describes levels of work; gold, wood, stubble etc. Our work will be tested by fire and only the work that endures will be rewarded.(1 Cor 3:13)

Our day of reckoning may be closer than we think….Will our work pass the fire test?

By Yetty Iriah. Monday Morning Coffee ©️2019

What a Great Mess!

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Happy Monday great people!

Today did you open your eyes to be greeted by the enormity of the mess that is your life?

There is good news! Jesus came from a lineage of messed up people, lived with messed up people and died between two messed up people! Welcome to the club!

Jesus is no stranger to messes. He uncovers greatness hidden in scandal, stigma, contradiction and controversy. Ask the tax collectors, prostitutes, lepers and adulterers.

There is nothing normal about greatness. It often starts with a mess!

….There is hope for you too!

By Yetty Iriah

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Dear Mirror!

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Happy Monday people!
My girls are convinced that the mirror in the hallway upstairs makes them look fat! How does your mirror make you look?

My husband believes mirrors and pictures don’t lie! Nothing can be farther from the truth. Today there are make-up apps and social media is awash with fake photos!

Now God’s word is a mirror too! One that can never be changed or adapted to suit us. It is not a make-up app to make us look good.

God’s word exposes our flaws and reveals our true damage but it changes us into the image of Christ and brings true and lasting healing.

With unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, we are transformed into the same image …..(2Cor 3.18)

Mirror mirror on the wall! ….Who is the finest of them all?

By Yetty Iriah

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Living in Limbo

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Happy Monday people!
How do we hold on to hope when the situation is so realistically hopeless? Yet sometimes hope is all we have.

My church is involved in missions in several regions of the world and I am on the mission committee working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Yesterday we met to discuss plans for our mission outreach to Lebanon and I struggled to see how God will permit such devastation and was reminded that He always has a bigger plan.

The Israelites were in bondage in Egypt for 430 years but this was just a part of God’s grand masterplan!

Are there areas in your life that seem to be in limbo too? Ask God to show you a glimpse of His bigger plan.

Grab a chair!….This may just be a long wait!

By Yetty Iriah
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GenerationNext

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Happy Monday people!
What is your legacy for the next generation?

Last Saturday, DWJ-our women’s fellowship successfully held its inaugural Young Adults Conference. This was a dream come true for us!

As I sat at the back of the hall I was reminded that God always plans with the next generation in mind and our greatest legacy is that our children know Him.

‘And there arose a generation that did not know the Lord or the things he had done in Israel’ (Judges 2:10)

Today I fear we are repeating this same cycle in history. We want to build the biggest churches and be global preachers but how about just being a good parent? How about family bible study?

The Lord’s heart bleeds for the next generation! ….. Ours should too!

By Yetty Iriah
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Blue Skies Ahead

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Happy Monday people!
Do you feel your world is caving in? Are you trying to claw your way out of a hole but sinking deeper still? You are not alone.

The Syrian army once laid a siege around Samaria. The situation was so dire that camel dung was sold as food and mothers were forced to eat their children!
(2 Kings 6:24 -7:19)

One night God caused the Syrians to hear a noise, they panicked and ran for their lives leaving behind their belongings which were plundered by the Israelites.

Overnight the Israelites transitioned from abject lack to abundance!

Breathe!….Change is coming for you too!

By Yetty Iriah
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The Small Stuff!

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Happy Monday people!

Isn’t it strange that the key to our miracle is often in the small stuff, the things we take for granted; things hidden in plain sight?

A certain widow’s sons were about to be sold to pay off a debt their father a prophet owed. How a prophet died without making financial provision for his family is a story for another day!

This poor widow had a combination of small stuff; a small jar of oil, good neighbours and some empty containers. A combination that turned her into a wealthy oil merchant!

Today, look at the small stuff around you too, strengthen your relationships, open your heart, rebuild those broken bridges; you will need them one day.

The Lord always uses the small stuff to meet huge needs!

By Yetty Iriah

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