Thursday, July 15, 2010


GOD-MY DEFENDER: Romans 8:31, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" John Piper said, "If they (the world) reject us, He accepts us. If they hate us, He loves us. If they imprison us, He sets our spirits free. If they afflict us, He refines us by the fire. If they kill us, He makes it a passage to paradise. They cannot defeat us. Christ has died. Christ has risen. We are alive in Him." Psalm 28:7 says, "The Lord is my strength and my shield." GOD-MY DEFENDER.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


SIGNIFICANCE & FULFILLMENT: They are not found at the bottom of a Vodka bottle. You will not find them at the end of a joint. They will never ever be found at the end of a coke line. I can guarantee you that it will surely not be found in a pipe once filled with crack or crystal meth. They can only be found in the fulfilling of one's divine destiny & uniting one's heart with the Divine creator. This is how we truly experience SIGNIFICANCE & FULFILLMENT.


MAKING OUR LIFE COUNT: John Piper said, "Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion." Philippians 2:13 says, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." We don't have time to coast & cruise. Let's make a significant impact in this world by pursuing our God-given destiny & passion. What is your purpose & passion? Your purpose & passion was designed by God. Connect with Him & find out what it is & let's start MAKING OUR LIFE COUNT.


TRACKING GOD'S POWER: James 5:16 NIV says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." Watchman Nee said, "Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails." No prayer; no power. Much prayer; much power. TRACKING GOD'S POWER.

Monday, July 12, 2010


HELP SOMEONE UP: A.T. Robertson says, "Mere belief is dead without life as proof. Real spiritual life is impossible without vital contact with God and Christ, and our dealings with others become the final proof of our real connection with Christ." Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these (the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the bound), you were refusing to help me.' A life committed to help others, is a life well lived. C'mon Christians, Let's HELP SOMEONE UP.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


BEWARE OF INTELLECTUAL PRIDE: 1 Corinthians 3:19 says, "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God." Quintillian said of his students, "They would, doubtless, have become excellent scholars if they had not been so fully persuaded of their own scholarship." An old proverb says, "He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Avoid him. He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is wise. Teach him." God's wisdom is unmatched & is available only through His Holy Word. It is the manual for successful living. BEWARE OF INTELLECTUAL PRIDE.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


THERE'S A TIME TO RUN: 1 Timothy 6:11 says, "But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things." 1 Corinthians 6:18 says, "Flee from sexual immorality." 2 Timothy 2:22 says, "Flee also youthful lusts." One of the bravest attributes of a Christian is to run from evil. The story of Joseph in Genesis 37 tells about an incident when Joseph had to runaway from evil. His boss, the captain of Egypt's army, had a wife that pursued him with sexual desires - but instead of yielding to sin - Joseph ran. Let's be like Joseph, who obeyed God because he knew that there's a time to make a stand & yet THERE'S A TIME TO RUN.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


THE MISSING PIECE: People & things can bring enjoyment, amusement, advancement, contentment; but only Christ can bring true fulfillment. Colossians 2:10 says, "We are complete in Christ." Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, "God placed eternity in the heart of man (a divinely implanted sense of a purpose....which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy)." If you've been searching for missing pieces to your puzzling life, search no more because Christ alone is the THE MISSING PIECE.


UNION WITH CHRIST: 2 Corinthians 5:17 MSG "Anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons." The late actress Mary Pickford said, "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." Have you fallen away from your faith? Are you united with the messiah? It's time to come back & come home. It's time for a fresh start - but it all starts with our UNION WITH CHRIST.

Monday, July 5, 2010


THE GREATEST AUTHOR: Hebrews 12:2, "Jesus the author & finisher of our faith." 2 Samuel 22:25 (MSG) says, "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes." When we surrender our hearts to the Lord & His Word, He will rewrite the negative thoughts & unhealthy mindsets that once dominated the chapters of our lives. God's truths written on our hearts bring certainty & security in an uncertain & insecure world. You can trust God with your story that it will be an important part of History. Let him rewrite & redesign the text of your life because He is THE GREATEST AUTHOR.


FRESH START: 2 Samuel 22:21 (MSG) says, "God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I cleaned up my act, he gave me a fresh start." On this Independence Day God not only reminded me of our countries freedom, but the freedom that is also available to us as Christians when we give Him the pieces of our lives. It is so liberating to know that no matter how many times we fall short of the mark, goals or expectations - that God is always willing to give us a FRESH START.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


OUR GODLY DESIRES & DREAMS: Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart." Phillipians 2:13 NLT says, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Like a father who enjoys the company & adoration of his children, God also delights when we worship Him. In our intimacy with the creator, He is able to deposit into the fields of our hearts - seeds of dreams, desires & ideas. Let's worship Him for He is the designer & creator of OUR GODLY DESIRES & DREAMS.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


PLEASING GOD BRINGS FAVOR: Bishop Dale Bonner says, "If you please God, it matters not whom you displease. If you displease God, it matters not whom you please!" 1 Thessalonians 2:4 says, "We are not trying to please men but God." Let's live our lives in such a way that it would honor & please God. When we find favor with the Lord, we will have favor in our lives. PLEASING GOD BRINGS FAVOR.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


IN CHRIST YOU CAN: Rev. John Wesley said, "Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can,In all the places you can,At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can!" Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Whatever God leads us to do, the devil will always say no can - but just remember - IN CHRIST YOU CAN.

Monday, June 28, 2010


TAKING BABY STEPS: Mother Theresa said, "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Luke 16:10 says, "When you are faithful with very little, you will also be faithful with much." The first several steps are never easy. You may waiver, falter & fail. Just dust yourself off; get back on your feet & keep stepping. Your diligence will eventually turn into strength & much confidence; just keep stepping & TAKING BABY STEPS.


A HEART OF GOLD: Gold is one of earth's most prized possessions. It is expensive & valuable because it is rare. Something that is rare is unusual, unique and uncommon. Careena Mae Onosai, you are one of a kind. Your parents, sisters & friends adore you for the loving, funny & caring person that you are. In the Olympics of life, mom & dad must've done well because God rewarded us with a gold medal 22 years ago. Happy Birthday my champion! You have A HEART OF GOLD.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


YOUR WILL NOT MINE: Brian Houston says, "When God gives you a sense of PURPOSE, you are ruined for anything else!" Proverbs 19:21 says, "You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail." The crucified life has chosen to give their time, talent & treasure to be used for His purposes alone. YOUR WILL NOT MINE.

Friday, June 25, 2010


BE PATIENT WITH DELAYS & DETOURS: John Piper said, "The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours." The Apostle James added, "Count it all joy when you encounter various trials for the testing of your faith produces patience." Hebrews 6:12 adds, "We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised." Let's exercise patience & know that God is up to something good. BE PATIENT WITH DELAYS & DETOURS.


BY CHRIST GRACE: 1 Corinthians 15:10 says, "But by the grace of God I am what I am." 2 Corinthians 3:5 say, "Not that we are sufficient (qualified) in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency (qualification) is from God." Colossians 2:10 "And in Him (Christ) you have been made complete." Let's remember today that it's only through our union with CHRIST that we will find grace & favor. It's only BY CHRIST GRACE.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


ARE YOU CRUCIFIED? 1 John 2:15 says, "Do not love the world (system) or anything in the world (system). If anyone loves the world (system), the love of the Father is not in him." Some may say, "Christians are so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly good." The truth is worldly-mindedness is what causes us to be no earthly good. Let's be like the Apostle Paul who said in Galatians 6:14, "Because of the cross - the world has been crucified to me and I to the world." So I ask you, ARE YOU CRUCIFIED?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


ACQUIRE SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE: Hosea 4:4 says, "My people perish because of the lack of knowledge." 2 Peter 1:3 says, "His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him." The knowledge of His promises; the knowledge of His character; the knowledge of His purposes; make me endure anything because HIS knowledge is solid truth that gives my life meaning & hope. Let's make it a priority to read our Bible to ACQUIRE SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE.

BE FILLED WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE: Apostle Paul said to the people in Colossae, "I do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding that you might walk worthy of the Lord..." John MacArthur said, "Knowledge precedes the proper behavior." When we are filled (saturated, dominated & controlled) with the knowledge of God's will (God's truth & God's Word) it causes us to walk worthy of the Lord. BE FILLED WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE.

Monday, June 21, 2010


IN GOD WE TRUST: Corrie Ten Boom said, "When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer." Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not unto your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him & He will direct your paths." We cannot always trace God's hand in our lives but we can always trust His heart. He has our best interest in mind. IN GOD WE TRUST.


SHAME & GUILT ARE SILENT KILLERS: John MacArthur said, "The highest court in the universe is God, and if God has forgiven me the only thing that would justify my holding myself guilty for sin is if I am a higher authority than God. If I am not, then I might as well forgive myself." 1 John 1:9 says, "if we confess our sins to God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. The weight of guilt & sin will simply drain us of our vitality & destroy our lives from the inside out. If God has forgiven you, it's time you forgive yourself of your past mistakes & sins because SHAME & GUILT ARE SILENT KILLERS.


HIDDEN IN CHRIST: Colossians 2:2-3 NLT - Apostle Paul says, "I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Let's be confident today in God's plan. What plan? That in our union with Christ, we will find all the Godly wisdom we need to carry out our journey & destiny successfully. Not in other philosophy's; not in other people; not in another organization. It's hidden in Christ. Let's connect with Him today because wisdom is HIDDEN IN CHRIST.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


LET'S BE CHRIST CENTERED: Colossian 2:6-7 says, "Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted & now being built up in Him & established in your faith..." Joanie Yoder adds, "Mountaintop experiences can be beneficial, but nothing is more profitable than an ongoing, Christ-centered life of faith." Let's be Christians who are consistent in our character because we are firmly rooted, built up & established in our faith in Christ. LET'S BE CHRIST CENTERED.

Friday, June 18, 2010


PAIN & TROUBLE BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW: The Apostle James said, "When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow." C.S. Lewis said, "God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain." Let's choose to be joyful in joyless times understanding that PAIN & TROUBLE BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


THANKFUL FOR THE BREATH OF LIFE: Psalm 100:4 says, "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." Andrew Murray said, "Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts." We are blessed beyond measure. Life is not found in material things but it's found in God's love & God's peace. Let's be THANKFUL FOR THE BREATH OF LIFE.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


MORAL PERSUASION: Proverbs 16:23 NLT says, "From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive." The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, "Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion." Have we lost our persuasion? When it comes to sharing our faith, let our words & our actions be convincing & persuasive to those we meet today. It's the power of MORAL PERSUASION.


BE A LIGHTHOUSE TO THE WORLD: Leonard Ravenhill said, "The darker it gets, the brighter your light will shine." Jesus said in John 8:12, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." In these difficult times, let our attitude reflect the light of Jesus so that it will guide others to the shores of strength, security & peace. C'mon let's BE A LIGHTHOUSE TO THE WORLD

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


THE POWER OF BROKENNESS: Psalm. 51 says, "The sacrifice God desire is a broken spirit. He will not reject a broken and contrite (repentant) heart." Chuck Swindoll said, "God has a beautiful way of bringing good vibrations out of broken chords." Let's continue to keep our hearts humble & contrite before the Lord so that His loving Vibrations to the world can be felt & heard through our attitude & lifestyle. THE POWER OF BROKENNESS.


LOVING GOD & LOVING PEOPLE: D.L. Moody said, "The world does not understand theology or dogma, but it understands love and sympathy." John 13:34-35 says, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." Let's keep LOVING GOD & LOVING PEOPLE.


THE LOVE OF MY LIFE: Proverbs 31:10 says, "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 12:4 adds, "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband." Winston Churchhill expresses my feeling best when he said, "My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." 24 Years ago today, this Samoan boy married his beautiful, sexy high school sweet heart & best friend. I love you Ann Marie Onosai. Thanks for all that you do for me & our family. You are an amazing woman & THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

Monday, June 14, 2010


THERE'S A HERO IN YOU: 1 John 4:4 says, "Greater is He who is in me than He that is in the world." Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think according the power that works in us." Romans 8:11 says, "The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you." Proverbs 4:23 "For out of our heart flows the forces of life." The great creator, healer, deliverer, restorer, life giver, promoter, lover, transformer - lives in us. Remember, THERE'S A HERO IN YOU.


LOVE GIVES AT THE EXPENSE OF SELF: Dr. Ed Cole said, "Lust takes at the expense of others to benefit self because lust takes. Love gives at the expense of self to benefit others because love gives." John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that who ever would believe in Him would have eternal life." God is not only love personified - but He is also a great example of love because LOVE GIVES AT THE EXPENSE OF SELF.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


DREAMS THAT STIR OUR HEART: Hellen Keller who did not allow her blindness to limit her life said, "It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision." Andy Stanley says, "Dream no small dream, for they stir not the heart of men." King Solomon said, "Without a vision people perish." Let's cast off the limitations & boundaries & allow God to birth dreams in us to motivate us so that we can bring glory to Him. Let's dream DREAMS THAT STIR OUR HEART


TRUSTWORTHY STEWARDS: 1 Peter 4:10 says, "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." Rick Warren said, “Life is all about stewardship. It all belongs to God - he just loans it to us for a short period of time." Let's seriously consider the many blessings that he has given us (faith, family, job/business, health, friends, earth, etc.) & let's steward these areas in our lives well. Let's be TRUSTWORTHY STEWARDS.

Friday, June 11, 2010


KEEP ON GOING: Isaiah 43:2 reads, "When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." The psalmist said, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord will deliver him out of them all." John Bunyan adds, "In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God." If we are going through difficult times, don't quit. Cling onto God & Trust Him. Most importantly, KEEP ON GOING.


FEAR NOT: Job 3:25 says, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Dr. Edwin Louis Cole said, “Both faith and fear attract. Faith attracts the positive, and fear attracts the negative.” Let's give over our concerns to the Lord & allow Him to resolve it. Let the peace of God rest your mind & spirit. If we continue to carry fear, we will compel it to happen in our lives. No fear! Let's trust God. Let's do this & FEAR NOT.


A SURRENDERED LIFE IS A POWERFUL LIFE: Jesus said,"If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up (surrender) your life for me, you will find it." William Booth continues, “The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.” Dr. Ed Cole adds that your “Ability to resist temptation is directly proportionate to your submission to God.” Let's give up, surrender & submit our lives to possess God's resurrection power to live life victoriously. A SURRENDERED LIFE IS A POWERFUL LIFE.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


IT IS POSSIBLE: Jesus said, "With God all things are possible." Chuck Swindoll adds, “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” No matter what we are going through, remember that we serve a God that can make the impossible - possible. IT IS POSSIBLE


AVOID DESTRUCTION: Dr. Edwin Louis Cole said, "The path to destruction is denial – deception – distraction – dislocation – disruption – destruction.” The Apostle Paul said, "The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." If the Lord convicts us of wrong doing in our hearts, let's be quick to repent & move on. Denial is a form of pride & it always leads us to destruction. Let's just AVOID DESTRUCTION.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


FAITH IN ACTION: James 1:17 says, "But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." Dr. Edwin Louis Cole said, “Apply God's principles, keep your heart pure, and you will succeed.” Let's have a successful day by putting our FAITH IN ACTION.


DO YOU KNOW YOUR PURPOSE? Job 33:4 says, "The Spirit of God has made me what I am; the breath of the Almighty gives me life." Rick Warren adds, "You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense." God created everyone with unique gifts, talents & abilities to fulfill His purposes here on earth. DO YOU KNOW YOUR PURPOSE?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


FIRST THINGS FIRST: Jesus said, "Seek first the Kingdom of God & His Righteousness & all these things shall be added on to you." David Crank said, "You never come in first by putting God second." FIRST THINGS FIRST

Monday, June 7, 2010


SERVING HIS KINGDOM: Jesus said, "...Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant....just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." John Henry Newman said, "God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another." Rick Warren said, "The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve." Let's experience the greatest fulfillment in our lives by using our gifts & talents to advance God's kingdom by SERVING HIS KINGDOM.


CHANGE IS GOOD: The prophet Jeremiah said, "Change the way you're living, change your behavior. Listen obediently to the Message of your God...(Jer 26:12 MSG)" Dr. A.R. Bernard said, "When change is necessary, not to change becomes destructive ." John Wooden comments, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” If we're open, the Lord will reveal areas in our lives that need to be adjusted & changed for our good. Whether it's our mindset, attitude, habits, words, temper, let's heed & obey because CHANGE IS GOOD.


DEMONSTRATE GOD'S LOVE: Jesus said, "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Leonard Ravenhill said, "The world is waiting for a practical demonstration of the Gospel of the grace of God." Instead of tearing each other down, let's choose to build each other up. Let's do this purposefully and intentionally today. Be a dispenser of God's love. Pray for someone; encourage someone; forgive someone; share a scripture with someone; hug someone. Let's DEMONSTRATE GOD'S LOVE.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


TAKE CARE YOUR FIELDS: Galatians 6:7 states, "God is not mocked. A man will reap what he sows." Kevin Gerald says"Our thinking, speaking & doing are seeds that will determine the harvest we possess in our lives." The question is: Are we receiving a good harvest or bad harvest in our lives? The answer gives us a clue of what type (quality) of seeds we have been planting. Let's determine to take care the different fields of our lives (faith, family, finances, health, job, business) by planting good seeds so we can reap a good harvest. TAKE CARE YOUR FIELDS.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


ARE YOU CONNECTED? John 15:5 "I am the vine you are the branches. If you abide (connected) in me & I abide (connect) in you - you will bear much fruit (fulfill your purpose)." Eli Dorman adds "God wants nothing more than to connect relationally with you." Spiritual purpose can only be fulfilled through spiritual power, which is only attained by our spiritual connection - with GOD! Let's make that spiritual connection today so that you can experience His power to fulfill your purpose. So, ARE YOU CONNECTED?