Finishing 2020 #EPICStrong - Episode 4

Be #EPICStrong

Jesus loves telling stories to get His point across.

One of the men commented on His story while they were eating. It seems as if he wanted to impress Jesus that they were on the same page spiritually.

Jesus was talking about those He noticed who wanted the "seat of honor." So, this man said, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." At first glance it sounds OK and a good statement, right? (Luke 14)

Jesus had a different view of his comment. Which led Him to tell another story.

This time He talked about someone who prepared a great banquet and invited many guests. They accepted his invitation. He began to make preparations for their coming. Once everything was in place. "He sent his servant to let the people know it was now time to come. Everything was ready.

But they ALL ALIKE began to make excuses." (vs 18)

Then Jesus, in His true story-form-fashion, began to give examples. In each case it sounded legitimate to the ears of those...

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Finishing 2020 #EPICStrong - Episode 3

#epicstrong akesa wisdom Dec 07, 2020

Be #EPICStrong

  Before I knew it, it was the 11th month of 2020. Like many others who planned out their itinerary at the end of 2019, no one anticipated how this year would unfold. Even now I feel as though there is an invisible force determined to destroy humanity’s hope. Clinging to faith was inevitable in the face of a global pandemic and social unrest. It was the catalyst for my hunger for Truth, and not some regurgitated truth from multiple sources, but an actual quest to find answers to ongoing questions. Prophesies and dreams seemed to elude me as I questioned God’s words spoken over me in 2019.

 “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3 NLT

 “It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the [queen’s] king’s privilege to discover them.” Proverbs 25:2 NLT (my paraphrase)

 When I inquired of the Lord, my discovery was one of elation and...

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Finishing 2020 #EPICStrong - Episode 2

Be #EPICStrong

2020 started as a year and the beginning of a decade with high expectations which where unexpectedly dashed with the global pandemic effecting billions of people around the world. The devastating effects echo's in communities and homes till at this very moment however the relentless spirit of overcoming is evident.

These are the top 5 lessons learnt in 2020 that will strengthen us as we continue to journey as EPIC Conquerors

1. We can do nothing without Him
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

2. What we considered important is not really
Luke 12:27-28 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly...

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