We are a christian organization serving a worldwide community of believers through our teaching, evangelistic and outreach ministries. DOZme generally serves women and children, but through our outreach and evangelistic ministries, we are able to reach out to all people.
Statement of Faith
We believe in:
1. The Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and the person of the Holy Spirit as one. 1 John 5:7
2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Acts 1:5
3. New testament biblical practices of the Holy communion, washing of the feet, sprinkling of the Blood. John 13:3-8, Acts 19:11-12, John 13:3-8.
4. The manifestation of God's power through signs and wonders, Luke 9:1, 1 Corin 2:4, Isaiah 8:18.
5. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through his shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God, the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.
6. The Infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as the final authority in all matters of doctrine, conducts relative to daily living.
7. The administration of spiritual gifts led by the Spirit for the edification of the church of God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
8. The personal return of Jesus Christ, the eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked and everlasting life with the living God for the righteous.
"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold i come and I will dwell in your midst, declare the Lord" Zechariah 2:10.
Are you needing encouragement or prayers? We have a group of prayer warriors "WHEN WOMEN PRAY" who meet daily to intercede on behalf of the Body of Christ. The Lord of Glory is always in our midst to hear and answer. These women of faith are ready to pray along with you and offer encouragement. If interested in prayers or requesting more information , please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Be a Good Steward of Your Time
Scripture text: Ephesians 5:15-17
By Kemi O.
"How are we
investing the time the Lord has given us?
First of all, let's define the word
A Steward is a person, for example a
manager of the affairs of another person.In the case of a believer, we are managers of the affairs of God on
earth.Everything we possess e.g. our talents,
spiritual gifts, skills, wealth, health, time is from and the time will come
when we shall all stand before God and give an account of all these things and
more.Matthew 12:36. Everyone on earth have been given equal amount of
time to utilize, i.e. we all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a
year to use and the question is how are we spending those precious times He has
given to us.The Lord reveals in His
word in our main text that we need to make the best of every opportunity,
redeem the times because the days are evil. Needless to say, the end is very
near and satan, his demons and his servants are working tirelessly day and
night to accomplish their evil goals and what are we believers, His servants
who are ambassadors of God on earth doing with our own time in these last
Ladies, we know that our time on earth is just
temporary because we have a permanent home awaiting us.None of us know how much time we each have left on this earth, but our prayer isthat He will
satisfy us with long life and we shall live to fulfill our divine purpose as
His word reveals inPsalm 118: 17 and
numerous people, even Christians are not valuing this time given to us; I
believe it is so ignorant and immature to waste the time God has given to us
especially now, more than ever but we see it happening every day.You will see people wasting time pondering on
how they are going to hurt someone, how they are going to retaliate against that former spouse, fiance, friend,
who betrayed me, or how they will make someone suffer by turning
everyone against them, all sorts of evil thinking even in the Body of Christ.
It is so sad. We fail to realize that once that year, month, day, season has
passed, it is not recoverable.Many of
our worldly possessions can be replaced or restored, a woman who lost a child
will not be able to get that particular child back, but the Lord is able to
instead bless her with more children afterward, our health can be restored to
a certain degree also, but not so with time, once it is gone, no man has the
power to turn back the clock.
In Ephesians 2:1-4, here Paul is
addressing us believers concerning the time, we were still living in darkness,
for we were blinded by the works of the flesh and was oblivious to the devices of the
enemy, therefore living our lives in a selfish manner until the Lord saved us
by His grace and so for many children of God who have had a few regrets, these were
the period of their wasted years, missed opportunities.For some of us, like myself, my mistakes were
made while as an immature believer who thought that she could enjoy both worlds
( Lukewarm Christian) but realized years later that there's no peace or joy
living that way.If it were
possible,I am sure, we will go back in
time to re-do it all but as great as it sounds, we know it is impossible to do,
for only God has the power to restore lost years according to His word in Joel
2:25.I also believe that our God,
who is always in the know because He is omniscient had purposed our lives to
turn out in a certain way and not the way we had planned because of His divine
plan for our lives.Without that
mistake, which may be part of our preparation or training process, we may not
be able to fulfill God's purpose for our lives.We always have to remember that He is always in control and nothing
happens without His approval and also He is the God of a second chance and now
that we are spiritually mature, He will continually grant us the wisdom and
ability to manage our time effectively for His glory.
It is the will of God that we make the best of
the time given to us, for He does not want us to spend so much of our time on earthly
or worldly matters but rather invest our valuable time and all He has given us into His Kingdom
plan.We must strive to live a life of balance
where all our activities both spiritual and earthly/ secular are prioritized
according to God's will.Even though He
has made us managers of our time, He is still the Owner of it and demands that
we invest it wisely after all, He does desire for us to prosper here on earth and
enjoy all He has given us according to III John 2, but we must learn to
put Him first above all everything and everyone else.God wants us to prioritize our time well so
that all that He has planned for us shall be fulfilled.There is nothing wrong with achieving the good
things of life which include financial success, a good education, marriage, having
babies etc. these are all blessing from the Lord but He desires for us to seek
Him first which goes back to prioritizing.We are not just here to accomplish these things, and just enjoy life but
we are created for a purpose and we each have our own assignment to complete
before we are called home to glory.Even
King Solomon, after spending most of his time acquiring wealth, knowledge,
power etc., he came to the conclusion that all of it was temporal, it was
vanity and that seeking, worshipping God and doing His will was the uttermost
and most important thing of all, for the reward was eternal.
Beloved, the time has come for us to examine our
lives on a daily basis if possible, for it is important to start paying
attention to what we are really doing with this time of ours.We need to either begin adding more
spiritually minded activities to our lives and subtracting more worldly
activities from our daily routine. What do I mean? Do you spend more time
watching secular programs on TV or surfing the Internet than you do studying
the Bible and reading Christian literature ? If the answer is yes,
then it is time to make a change.Do you
spend more time on the phone with friends talking about irrelevant things or do
you spend time encouraging and praying for others on the phone, online, in
person etc. If your answer is yes, it is time to repent.Do you spend time working 80 hours a week,
therefore no longer having time for Sunday church service or any type of Christian
fellowship, if the answer is also yes, it is time to repent, for the Word of God admonishes us in Hebrews 10:25, not to forsake the assembly or gathering of the brethren. Are you spending time putting things off,
i.e. procrastination, things you know that needs to be taking care of today but you keep
saying .. I have more time, I will postpone to next week, next month. If the
answer is yes, you need to repent; tomorrow is not promised for even the Bible
warns us in James 4:13-15, that we should not boast about tomorrow,
since we have no clue if that day will ever come for us.Every day we read in the papers or hear on the
news, how people are just dying in great numbers all around the world, both young and old. These
people never knew death will come knocking so soon.Each day we are being given the gift of time
and we need to appreciate the Lord for it and strive to make the best of each
day.May the Lord help us
in Jesus name.
Let us look at how we can be good stewards of our
time in these evil days;
1). By seeking God’s will in prayer regarding how
to manage our time wisely.Ephesians
2). By feeding regularly on the Word of God and
also reading biblically inspired books, articles that will teach us on how to
invest our time well.
3). by becoming heavenly minded. Our goal as
believers is to prepare our spirit and soul for eternity and so it is
imperative that we invest our time in activities that will earn us eternal
results.E.g. Attend worship services
regularly; See Hebrews 11:25 , pray for others often (intercession), reach out to
the lost through evangelism, sharing your own personal testimony of what the
Lord has done for you, show love to others through giving, reaching out to
others in their time of need. In a nutshell, we need to give more of our time and resources
for the sake of the Kingdom willingly, however way the Lord leads us.
4) By being accountable to God for our time; we
need to always be conscious of the fact we, believers, His servants are to be
accountable to God on how we spend our time here on earth just as we are
accountable to our boss in the office.Our light has to shine for Him every day so that He can take the
glory as it states in Matthew 5: 16.
Beloved, let me conclude by encouraging us today
to be sensitive to the time God has given us for we are living in evil times
and God is really concerned more than ever about how we invest this precious
time given to us. Let us not allow the enemy to rob us any longer of our time
but we must live according to God’s plan for our lives.The whole purpose of being a good steward of
our time is so that we can enjoy not just the earthly benefits, the Lord has
prepared for us but most especially the eternal or heavenly benefits awaiting
us which results from serving God faithfully with all that He has given
us.We should strive to be like the
servant in Matthew 25:20-21, whose master praised and rewarded Him for
investing wisely.Today, let us endeavor
to make the best of every opportunity God brings our way so that the name of
the Lord shall be glorified in our lives.