A Man In The Making, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

Exodus 3:1-12, “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consume”

Exodus 3:6, “Moreover He said, I am the God of your fatherthe God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God. This was a solemn declaration God made of his name, by which he would be known to Moses: “I am the God of thy father”,  He lets him know that it is God who speaks to him, to engage his reverence and attention, his faith and obedience; for this is enough to command all these: I am the Lord.  What was about to happen in the life of Moses had to be of God and had to be revealed to him. Continue reading

Commend It To God’s Care, Evans Olang

Genesis 21: 14-19, “…Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba”

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I would like to take a few moments to minister to the single mothers. Parenting becomes manageable when two parents are present to raise their child or children. Each parent has a responsibility in the life of the child or the children they have. There are things the Father will teach better than the mother and there are things the mother will do a better job than the father. So together they team up to bring the child in the fear and the knowledge of God. It becomes a greater challenge when the mother has to play both the role of the father and the mother in the life of the child or the children. Without the male figure in the home, how would they instill some of the Father like values? Continue reading

Mothers Special Ministry, Evans Olang

1Samuel 1:19-28, “21 Now the man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “Not until the child is weaned; then I will take him, that he may appear before the Lord and remain there forever.”

I believe by far that to be a mother is one of the most special callings with greater rewards in heaven than that of an evangelist or pastor who may have reached hundreds or even thousands. A mother may take care of one, two, five or even ten children and gain such great rewards because God has a special place in His heart for mothers. Continue reading

Do Not Bury The Dead Yet, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

2Kings 4:8-36, “30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her”

In the midst of her loss and pain, she gathered courage and strength to do something about her situation. vs., “21 she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out, 22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and come back.”

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Do Not Bury The Dead Yet, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

2Kings 4:8-36, “30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her”

There is a song by Jim Reeves I loved to listen to in my teenage years with this line in the chorus, “It is no secret what God can do, What he has done for others, He’ll do for you…”. While there is such great truths in this line, there is a piece I would add if I had a chance to, “…but you need to know what others have done to be blessed and you do the same to be blessed”. I think it is easy to want what others have without desiring to labor like the way they did to have what they have. It was a great pianist who played a master piece and someone came to him afterwards and said, “I would give everything to play like you”, to which the pianist responded, “I have given everything to play like me”. Continue reading

Proverbs Thirty One Woman, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

Proverbs 31:10-30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

A virtuous woman is a woman of destiny, Proverbs 31:25, “Strength and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come”. Everything she is doing is to bringing her strength and honor and it’s not because she is trying to build herself a name but because her character has placed her in a position where people honor and respect her, and therefore she has a destiny that will cause her to rejoice. Mary the mother of Jesus becomes a woman of destiny for she is favored among women to carry a precious seed that will one day save the entire world. Continue reading

Proverbs Thirty One Woman, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

Proverbs 31:10-30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

A virtuous woman is a woman of Obedience, Proverbs 31:11&12, “The heart of her husband safely trust her; so he will have no lack again, she does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” There is a proverb that says obedience is better than sacrifice and we see this in the life of Ruth. She left her home where she worshiped pagan gods and followed Naomi who was her mother in law before she lost her son (husband to Ruth). Continue reading

Proverbs Thirty One Woman, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

Proverbs 31:10-30, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”

These three part series is an encouragement to godly women and learning experience to godly men about godly women. I have learnt a lot watching my wife, the women in my ministry, my mom, some of the ladies I discipled back in the days. My learning enables me to treat and pray for them effectively. The intercessory prayer ministry my wife and I were involved with, 95% were ladies. Continue reading

Honor Your Wife, Evans Olang

1Peter 3:7, “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them (wives) with understanding, giving HONOR to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered”

We as husbands are called to dwell with our wives with understanding to which I will add, understanding heart which is to say being sympathetic. At times men can be insensitive, arrogant and pushy not caring about the feelings of other people especially their wives. Continue reading