Monday, 6 August 2018

The Faith of our Fathers Vs. Our Faith

Hello! Welcome to a new month and welcome to MLS!

So, I've been studying the Bible books of Kings and recently, something caught my eye. Take a look at the following scriptures:

"Like King Jeroboam before him, he sinned against the Lord and led Israel into sin; he never gave up his evil ways." 

"He too sinned against the Lord and followed the evil example of King Jeroboam, who had led Israel into sin."
2 Kings 13:2‭, ‬11 GNT

"He did what the Lord considered right, but not exactly what his ancestor David had done. He did everything his father Joash had done."
2 Kings 14:3 GW

"Following the example of his father, he did what was pleasing to the Lord."
2 Kings 15:3 GNT

These are just a few scriptures; there are many other similar scriptures in both books, and really, all through the Bible. However, my point is that I realized from these scriptures, both the righteous and unrighteous were judged against their fathers. The Bible either said they did worse or better than their ancestors, making reference to David for those who were righteous, and Ahab or Jeroboam for the unrighteous (Does it also strike you that there are more examples of evil than of good, even in our present day?). Basically, they were measured/weighed/scored against their fathers.

I am not in any way saying men should become our focus or standard, Jesus is our standard; however, just as Paul asked the Corinthians (1 Cor. 11:1) to imitate him, it goes without saying that God gives us spiritual fathers to help us stay on track.

I listened to a message recently and I was stirred as the Pastor reeled out testimonies of times past. I simply became dissatisfied and yearned for more. Some of us, like Gideon, wonder why we don't see as many incomprehensible miracles as there used to be. But the answer to that question is in another question: How many Christians today "know their God" (Dan.11:32b) as they ought?

It sounds to me like an irony because the times in which we live are more trying than they were for our fathers. Yet they sought God wholeheartedly! History tells of women who prayed privately on their knees and birthed world changers, and men of like passion as we are who were feared by presidents because of the exploits they commanded. And these exploits were birthed out of hours of tarrying in God's presence; not for miracles, but for the pleasure of knowing Him more.

Enough said. You and I know the areas where we've slacked or are slacking. Don't make excuses for your inconsistencies rather, begin to make amends. I'll put to you the question I heard recently from a man of God: "What are you doing with the Holy Ghost in you"?

Deep is calling out to deep. Intimacy is the key word.

"The Lord said to his people, “Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask for the ancient paths and where the best road is. Walk in it, and you will live in peace.” But they said, “No, we will not!”
Jeremiah 6:16 GNT

Selah!

Precious.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Expressions of Love



I trust God to help me pass across this message today. But please, listen with your heart and rapt attention 😊

There's so much hurt in the world... So much!

I was reading through comments and articles on the life of a celebrity who recently passed, and to say the least, I became numb at some point... I kept questioning... If only someone had reached out to him... If only someone had shown him the love of God that heals and fills every void... If only he had known that depression is a choice and there's a way out of it... If only...

Then I thought of the fact that thousands die by the minute who only needed to be shown the love of our Father... Note my point please: Love. Much more than anything, God seeks that they understand and know how much He loves them. Yes, they may be doing things that He hates and they themselves hate, but he doesn't hate them... They were created in His image; He only hates those actions and the spirits behind them. Some of us have tried to reach out to them, but immediately pulled back once we noticed their "walls".

Well, this goes to every child of God out there: You are supposed to be a conduit of God's love; the expression of His love to the world. God's love makes whole, doesn't condemn, doesn't rejoice at someone else's downfall, isn't boastful or proud, helps, encourages, restores, sees the best in people, and heals. This is one great way we can make an impact in our world.

I also understand that you have your issues, but truthfully, it was never meant to be about you. You've been saved to save others. I apologize to those who are Christians but haven't been shown God's love by other Christians... My heart goes out to you. I pray that you experience God's love from today and become a transmitter of that love as well. Please, send me a message (my email is just by the right). I would love to hear from you!

Moving forward, the truth is this: Once we surrender and let God know that we desire to be used by Him to reach someone in this hurting world, I know for certain that He'll take it up from there. He'll open up the doors, small, medium, big, great... He'll also grant you grace and courage to take up the job. Just ensure He doesn't do this in vain. Keep to your promise. And by doing this, you may also find the healing you were seeking.

Let's stop God from weeping over one more person, and cause heaven to rejoice. It's not in our place to save them, that's God's job. All we need to do is show His love and tell about it. Begin where you are - with the lady down the street who begs for alms, the young boy who doesn't have a home, the man who has everything but lacks peace and seems to have a bad temper... If you can only see past their walls, you'll realize that they are people like us, looking for Love and help.

Be God's hands, mouthpiece and heart.

If you also feel impressed about this, kindly join me in saying this prayer and meaning it from your heart:

Lord,
I ask that today, that you
Help me see past their walls,
To the hurt, pain, and void that lies within,
To their hurting hearts;

'Cos when I see past their walls,
There's nothing that will hinder me from showing them your love,
Or administering the drug in my possession that they need.

Grant me courage to speak your word with boldness,
To be the conduit of your love.
Let Your love shine through me,
That I'll be the expression of your love;
The hug that they need,
The smile that they need,
The encouragement that they need;
That I'll make an impact in one more person's life,
And help them see the love of the Father for them.

To let them know His heart breaks every time their hearts break;
To help them understand that He weeps when they weep;
That He yearns to help them; be their Father, helper, confidante, friend, courage and strength.

In such a world like ours,
Let me be Your hands, mouthpiece, and feet;
The vessel through which you reach out to them.

I declare that it's no more about me;
Use me,
Make me Your hands, your mouthpiece, your feet, your heart.
I surrender,
In Jesus might name I have prayed.
Amen!

This song just encapsulates my message today. Listen and be edified...

Shalom!
Precious.

Casey J - Your Heart 
(NB: I couldn't find a video on YouTube but you can please download the audio version 😊)


These hands will wipe the tears for those who cry to you at night
And these feet will walk the miles to the place of those broken-hearted
And my voice will cry out for those who cry out for you

I'll be your heart to the ones I meet
I'll show your love to the least of these
I would have never known if you didn't first love me
I've learned to love when I'm your hands and feet
I've learned to love I'll be your hands and feet

These eyes will see the hurt of those who suffer silently
And this mind will be like yours and believe what you called us to be
Unselfish, unchanging, unfailing love

I'll be your heart to the ones I meet
I'll show your love to the least of these
I would have never known if you didn't first love me
I've learned to love when I'm your hands and feet
I've learned to love I'll be your hands and feet

I want more
I want more
I want more
Of you

Make me more
Make me more
Make me more
Like you

Monday, 25 June 2018

STRATEGIES

Many times God tells us things that will happen in the near  future and we're all hyped, elated, and enthusiastic about what He has said He will do. Have you however wondered why some of those things are yet to manifest for you???

Today, we look at two examples from scriptures of people like is, who got a word from God and what their reactions were.

First up is the Israelites... In Judges 20, from verse 18, one of the tribes -Benjamin- in Israel had done wrong and had to be punished. The other tribes asked God whether they could go to fight Benjamin and God said they could... But then, guess what? They were beaten by that small tribe! Twice!!! And both times they asked God before going, so what could have gone wrong?

Well, they tried a third time and this time, they won... What changed?

STRATEGY.

Sometimes, doing the same thing the same way won't bring your desired result. The truth is many times, we move ahead of ourselves and ahead of God's will for us... Agreed; He has told you to do something but wait! You know the "What" but do you know the "How"? Calm down and ask Him for the strategy...  SelahπŸ˜ƒ

The second example is that of Samson's parents, Manoah and his wife, in Judges 13. God sent an angel to tell them His plans for Israel, of which they were part. Unlike some of us would do, they didn't just conclude the matter and then start thanking God for what He was about to do. Manoah prayed a sincere, heartfelt and significant prayer.

"Then Manoah prayed to the Lord, 'Please, Lord, let the man of God that you sent come back to us and tell us what we must do with the boy when he is born.'"
Judges 13:8 GNT

If you look closely at that prayer, you would see that He wasn't asking for the "what?", because he already knew the answer to that. What he was asking was "how can we partner with You to bring this promise to reality?' If they hadn't asked or carried out their part, God would still have do what He wanted to do but He may not have used their household.

Manoah was wise enough to find out the strategy... So, before you go running off like those 9 remaining lepers who didn't wait to get the fullness of their miracle, ask for the strategy... In some cases, God won't tell you all that is involved, but He definitely will show you the next step to take. Sincerely desire His leading, after all you cannot fulfill the vision by your power. It is His vision therefore He is the best person to tell you how to go about it.

With every promise comes a work you must do. It doesn't mean you're depending on your works to see its fulfilment (because you still have to depend on God to successfully carry out your part), but it means you should realize that there is a partnership that must occur before God's promises concerning you are fulfilled and then learn to trust God to play your part.

So, incase God has told you something you've been expecting to happen but is yet to come through, go back to him and ask what the strategy is... Because it just might be that your blessing has simply been awaiting one right move from you to manifest itself.

Shalom!
Precious.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Prayers That Avail Much


Happy new month!!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

On "Prayers that avail much" today, we will look at another of Apostle Paul's powerful prayers - Ephesians 1:16-19.

Don't just skim through the verses. Really read through, meditate on the lines and then pray them with all fervency. I have copied a few translations for better understanding.

There are four major things that jumped at me when I read these verses. You might as well pay attention to them.
~ Intimacy
~ Revelation/illumination
~ Clarity of assignment
~ The greatness of His power in me!

A tip for the singles: Pray these verses over your would-be spouse and your childrenπŸ˜‰ You'll see the manifestation in due time.

Let begin making prayers!!!

"I couldn’t stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I’d think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!"
Ephesians 1:16-‬19 MSG

"I never stop thanking God for you. I always remember you in my prayers. I pray that the glorious Father, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know Christ better. Then you will have deeper insight. You will know the confidence that he calls you to have and the glorious wealth that God’s people will inherit. You will also know the unlimited greatness of his power as it works with might and strength for us, the believers."
Ephesians 1:16‭-‬19 GW

"I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I remember you in my prayers
and ask the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit, who will make you wise and reveal God to you, so that you will know him. I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength."
Ephesians 1:16-19 GNT

"My heart is always full and overflowing with thanks to God for you as I constantly remember you in my prayers. I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power".
Ephesians 1:16-19 TPT

Shalom,
Precious.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Let Worship Rise...

God is faithful!
God is FAITHFUL!!
GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!

I believe someone needs to hear that today...

Yes, you're going through 'stuff' but your God is still faithful! You can bank on His word. You can be sure that He will see you through the 'stuff' you're passing through. In a moment, you'll be out of this phase and on to a greater/better one!

The Bible says God won't give you more than you can bear but will make a way of escape for you! So, whatever it will take for you, His son/daughter, to come out victorious, God is willing and ready to do it!

It may not come at the time you want it however, rest in the truth that it will come at just the right time. I myself, am going through such a season... But I am unshaken, because I can stake my life on God's word and promises!!! Every word of His has the capacity to accomplish what He has sent it to do! It has the creative power to bring into reality things that were  once only dreams and fantasies (Heb. 11:3). It doesn't have the capacity to return unaccomplished! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

So today, let your worship rise to God. Don't give room for bitterness towards God, people around you or yourself. Remember, this too shall pass. Let NOTHING take away your joy. Fight for your joy! Someone may say, "but that's a fake smile"! No, it's not dear! It's even the most genuine of all because it comes from your spirit, where your joy is unending!!! Your joy isn't conditioned by emotions, feelings or situations. It is not regulated; if anything, it is ever on the increase!!!

Your victory is here already!!! And it will soon manifest!
Be encouraged and let your worship rise...

Worship Rise (Travis Greene)


From here to there
Worship is filling the atmosphere
Both now and then
Songs of Your love will never end

All day and night
As we bow down our praise will rise
Inside and out
All that I am will shout

Let my worship rise
Like a sweet perfume
I'll pour my love, my love
All over You

Oh-ooh
Oh, oh-oh-ooh

Forever
Worship will rise
Now and forever
Be glorified

Oh-oh-ooh, oh
Oh, oh-oh-ooh

Friday, 4 May 2018

Prayers That Avail Much

Hello there! Welcome and happy new month!

Every once in a while, we will take a look at some amazing prayers from scriptures. We will look at one of such today and then, we will take some time to pray... Yes, pray☺ I can imagine that someone just went "oh, no!"😁

The truth is many of us would prefer a million times to rather study than pray (I see youπŸ˜‰). But as much as I'd encourage you to study the word as it helps you pray the right prayers and pray with understanding, I encourage you also to pray. Pray, pray and keep praying. Never stop!

There was a time in my life when I really didn't feel like praying. I would study but prayer wasn't just it because my heart was too burdened. At that point, I remembered something someone once said: You may not always feel like praying but the key to praying when you don't feel like it is to pray. The truth is there's no shortcut to prayer. The only way to continue praying whatever the situation, is to pray. If you're burdened, prayer is one way to lighten the load as you turn it over to Jesus. I discovered once I was able to start, the rest was settled. I would go on and on and afterwards, I'm refreshed!

Asides being burdened with the cares of the world, prayer keeps you in constant communication with God. I have discovered that prayer can indeed be a 24 hour thing. How? Talk to God about everything. "Gist" with God like you would your friend. Pray about everything before you complain about them. Give thanks numerous times in your day. Make it a habit. Consciously doing these is communicating with God already and then, when you set apart some time just to pray, it simply flows because you have been in an atmosphere of prayer and the consciousness of God's presence all day.

Enough said. It's time to pray. The scripture for today is Ephesians 3:16 - 20. Read it, study it, and meditate on it. Then put your name wherever it says 'you' and pray it over yourself. You can also extend it to your family, spouse and even children yet unbornπŸ˜‰

"And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power. Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life. Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God! Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you."
Ephesians 3:16‭-‬20 (TPT)

"I’m asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit. Then Christ will live in you through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation. This way, with all of God’s people you will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is. You will know Christ’s love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God. Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine."
Ephesians 3:16‭-‬20 (GW)

Let the prayers begin!

Shalom!
Precious

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Listen And Be Edified


Hello!

Welcome again!

On listen and be Edified today, we will listen to and meditate on another powerful song. This song was done by Elevation worship and features Travis Greene and Kierra Sheard. I'm triple sure the lyrics will minister to you greatly.

The last part of this song reminds me about the power of testimonies. Sometimes, all we need to find the strength to carry on is to remember what we have been through and how God came through for us.

I'll share some of my testimonies:
I remember once when I was young, myself and my Mum were on our way to my school. She was driving. All of a sudden, this trailer came out of nowhere, hit us and then kept dragging us until we were off the road, and then the driver stopped. Amazingly, the accident was on my side of the vehicle but I came out without any issues (except the trauma), and I still attended school that day. Meanwhile, the car was written off!

Another time, I had this severe stomach pain the doctors diagnosed to be something similar to ulcer. For months, I would roll on the floor whenever it began, couldn't eat, and took various medicines and oils to no avail. Then one night, my Mum simply carried me and placed me on the altar, asking God to do whatever He wanted with me. There and then, He healed me forever!

Understand that if it would take God to shake heaven and earth just so He can rescue you, like He did for Abraham and Sarah, the 4 Hebrew boys, and many others in scripture, He will do it. Why? He loves you like that!

So, take some time to just read through the lyrics of this song, ponder on them, then listen to the song as well. I pray it spurs you to remember your testimonies, keep hanging on to God's promises and keep running with those testimonies till your desired change comes!

Enjoy!

Do It Again 
(Elevation worship ft. Travis Greene and Kierra Sheard)
Walking around these walls
I thought by now they'd fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle's won
For You have never failed me yet

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet

I know the night won't last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You're still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed

I've seen You move, You move the mountains
And I believe, I'll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I'll see You do it again

I'll see You do it again
Oh-oh

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed

Enjoy the rest of your month , trusting that God's promises stand sure FOREVER!

Shalom,
PreciousπŸ˜‰



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Happy Easter!!!



Someone may be wondering, but we've already concluded the Easter celebration... Well, what Jesus did for us is meant to be celebrated every single day we have breath, forever!!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

So today, we will have a brief discourse on the reason Himself, JesusπŸ˜„ Feel free to leave your comments belowπŸ˜‰

All through last weekend and even before the season began, one thing has been on my mind: Jesus's finished work for me must not be in vain. There are two ways to look at this. His work could be in vain if we allow sin to reign over us again like it did to Adam, and it could also be in vain if we still go through every other negative thing He went through, when He went through those things so we would no longer experience them. What do I mean?

The first point is clear to many of us. The book of Romans helps us understand that Jesus won the victory for us over sin and therefore we do not have to be slaves to sin any more. We simply have to exercise our God-given authority over sin and by the help of the Holy Spirit, die daily to the flesh and live for God's glory. 

The second point however, which is where I'm headed, simply implies that it was never God's will for us to leave in sickness, poverty, failure, depression, shame etc. Name it! Jesus came, took all of these on Him so we would no longer be captives of these things. (Isaiah 53, 2 Cor. 8:9). Why did I separate sin from the others? There are Christians today, living holy for Jesus, preaching the gospel and serving God wholeheartedly who are still suffering everything Jesus already suffered on their behalf! 

For goodness sake, He paid for your freedom in full, and He paid it in your name!

So, live the life He suffered so you could live! Stop cheating yourself or allowing the devil cheat you. Jesus did it for you; don't let His finished work be in vain! Don't settle for less than what God has ordained you to have. Yes, seek first the kingdom but keep in mind that Jesus already purchased a fulfilled life for you on earth and has released everything you'll need to live fulfilled here on earth. So as you seek the kingdom wholeheartedly,  ensure you don't get to heaven and regret why you didn't touch 1/1000th of what God stored up for you. There will be challenges and persecutions nevertheless, God has promised to be with us and guide us through the life of an overcomer.

In conclusion, take what is yours! Give the devil no opportunity to rob you off what Jesus already willed to you. It's your inheritance in Christ! Possess it, while your eyes still remain focused on the Author and Finisher of your faith, Jesus.

P.S: If you are yet to have a relationship with Jesus, He's been waiting for you dear friend! With Him is the key to the fulfilled life you've always wondered about and more, so if you would, kindly pray the prayer by the left. Do send me an email once you have done this. God bless you!

Shalom!

Precious.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Stagger not at the Promise - 2


Hello! Thank you for being here!☺

If you haven't read the first part of this article, please do so. It will bless you☺

Sometimes, out of frustration from not seeing the manifestation of God's promises, we begin to think about the things that may have gone wrong. In this post, we will together cross out some things from that list of things that could go wrong so you can focus on the ones relevant to you.

First of all, God's word can never be at fault. Someone may be thinking, are you sure? Can't there be just one incident where He probably said something He didn't mean, or something He won't do?

Hmmm... The truth dear friend, is this: The fault is never from God's word or promise. God's word is yea and amen (2 Cor 1:20)! It is always true and He always means what He says... Always! He does not lie and He won't joke with something as important as your life! And the promise doesn't expire until it accomplishes what it was sent to do (Isa 55:11)! Also, the promise is potent! It has the power to accomplish what it has been sent to do. The same way you cannot separate a man from his words, you cannot also  separate God from His words. So if you believe that God never fails then you must believe that His word never fails. Heb 4:12 further shows us the potency of God's word and it would be illogical to think that something as powerful as this just couldn't perform its assignment in your own life. It has worked for many; yours can't be different. Make this a point of praise. Whenever the challenges stare you in the face, take your eyes off them and focus on the promise, thanking God because you know His promise is sure, true, trustworthy, flawless, infallible and potent! Glory!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

So, first point checked. The next point consists of two things I shared in the part 1 of this topic: Faith and patience. 1 Thess, 2:13, Heb, 4:2; 6:12. Again, you will only fully enter the promise if you walk by faith. Is there an area of your life where you're believing God for His promises? Faith it until it happens! Let your faith in the infallibility of God's word remain unshaken. A version of 1 Thess 2:13 says those who received God's word (or promise) received it as God's word. It's a different thing to know what's God's word says and another totally different thing is believe it is God's word. Remain unshaken no matter what the devil or life throws at you. Set your face as a flint and never be moved! Unbelief robs you of the manifestation of the promise. It was the reason a large number of the Israelites never entered the promised land and it is the reason many today never see the tangibility of the promises over their lives.

Finally, patience. Faith works with patience. Why do I say so? If you truly believe God's word never fails then you will understand that it's only a matter of time before it manifests and you will be willing to wait it out. Delays can be caused by us, the devil or God Himself. Once you have confirmed that the delay is neither from you or from the devil or have handled it as the case may be, all you do is wait for the manifestation. Everything has its appointed time and God is not slow. He will bring it to pass right at the nick of time.

Okay, we'll stop here for now. But one more thing, please share with us your testimonies of promises you awaited, what you did and how it happened. We'll be delighted to hear from you and someone's faith will be strengthened.
God bless you!😊😊

Shalom!

Precious.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Listen And Be Edified

On Listen and Be Edified today, I'll be sharing the lyrics of a song as well as the song. This song, like many other anointed songs, is a sermon by itself. So I won't say much. I'll just put the lyrics here and allow you meditate, and soak in it...

Let faith rise in you as you read & listen, and let your heart be at peace as you actively wait for the manifestation of God's promises concerning you.

While I'm waiting Travis Greene
What my eyes can't see I still believe
Everything spoken to me
There's no word that can come back void
I will trust the report of the Lord

God is not a man that He should lie
Every need He will supply
So I will wait, I will not be moved
I believe, I believe, I will trust in You

While I'm waiting I'm getting stronger
My faith is rising, and I will run on
While I'm waiting, I'm lifting up on wings as eagles
I believe, I will trust in You

Oh oh oh
I believe, I will trust in You
Oh oh oh
I believe, I will trust in You

I will run and I will not be weary
I will walk and I will not faint
I will rise up on wings as eagles
I believe, I believe, I will trust in you

I believe, I believe, I will trust in You

God is not a man that He should lie! Keep believing, don't lose hope!

Happy new month!!!

Shalom!

Precious.


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Stagger not at the promise...

Still on this promise matter...πŸ˜ƒ 


It's still early in the year but I know some have already began wavering...😊 How do I know? Well, we know ourselves πŸ˜‰ 

All I want to do today, as always, is encourage you. 

From now until the end of the year, situations will come to test whether you actually believed God's promises to you this year, or you're acting based on trial and error😊. Temptations to forget the promises and find a "human" or alternative way out of your circumstances will come all through this year, but I urge you to hang on!

God is too faithful and loyal to His word to go against it, and He has said He won't leave you, and that His word doesn't return to Him without accomplishing its purpose. 

So, snap out of the pity party and begin confessing God's promises to you regardless of the appearance of that circumstance! The Bible says that those who possessed their promises did it through FAITH and PATIENCE. You cannot possess yours without these fruits of the Spirit. 

Faith it until it comes to pass! Be patient until your appointed time comes! Don't give up on God's promises to you at a quarter to the appointed time. Don't stagger at the promises. Stand firm! Hang on to every word of God as though it were your life. Take them personal! You can either choose to be encouraged and stand firm on His promises or give up without any hope to cling to. People who are successful have something they cling on to. It could be either temporal or eternal but they hang on to something. What are you hanging on to?

For me, this isn't a year to be lukewarm, nonchalant or lazy when it comes to spiritual things. I must birth all that God has earmarked for me this year! I refuse to be cheated!

So I implore you today, stagger not at the promise.

Enjoy and meditate on "Say the word" below. Shalom!

Your friend,
Precious.


      Say the word by Hillsong

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

ALL my TRUST

Hey there!!!

Thanks for being here! If you haven't read our last post, you will benefit from it so do avail yourself the opportunity πŸ˜ƒ

Now to today's gist... This year, put ALL your trust in Jesus. No room for alternatives or Plan B's... Jesus all the way! No matter how tough it may get, and it could get really tough, trust Jesus. Seek His opinion above all others and take Him at His word... If He has said it, He will do it. If it's in His word, He is bound by it and He will fulfill it. Rest in His promises. Relax in the knowing that He sees, He knows, He understands and most of all, He's got a glorious and  beautiful plan! It will eventually work out for your good and end in praise!

In every situation, consult Him first and if there will be any human consultations, let Him direct you to whom to consult. Don't reveal your issues to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Be Spirit-led this year.

Don't be afraid to put all your eggs in one basket and be sure to do it completely. Do it absolutely, leaving no room for doubt or wavering. It's amazing when the reward for trust comes... It's always mind blowing! But only when you trust absolutely.

Some of us are trusting God for direction concerning one area of our lives of another. Trust Him to lead you. Trust that He loves you too much to watch you walk into the wrong place or the wrong hands... One translation of Psa. 23:3 says that God delights in leading His children, so He won't abandon you to walk through life alone. He will lead you, order your steps, guide you and direct you. Even when you don't see, perceive or feel His leading, trust this truth - He won't leave you!

#TisSoSweetToTrustInJesus
#TakeHimAtHisWord
#GraceToTrustYouMoreLord

Your friend,
Precious.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Better Way... Love's Way

There's always a better way... Responding instead of reacting, listening to the end instead of jumping into conclusions, listening rather than speaking, trusting God instead of worrying (I'm very guilty of this πŸ˜€), seeking God's report instead of man's, seeking God's help instead of man's, reading from the start of the semester instead of a week to exams, going to church every time you can make it rather than waiting till the last Sunday of the year to attend church😎... Name it! There's just ALWAYS a better way!

Many have missed it in life simply because they chose the easier way... The easier way may not always be the best way. The better way may cost you but it always pays off in the end. Be disciplined and diligent enough to go the better way. Don't let fleeting pleasures derail you from making a better choice... Think the FUTURE and not just the NOW.

So this year, keep your actions and motives in check. Before you make that move, ask yourself, could this be done in a better way? Is there a better response to the situation at hand? Could this job be done in a better way? If you need to give it more time, money, energy etc so it can be better, go ahead and do so. Just ensure you're giving your very best!

What will love do?
In your relationship with people this year, keep in mind what love will do because love's way is always the better way. It never fails. Overlook certain things because that's what love will do. Speak kindly, listen intently, shut the door to bitterness, strife, jealousy and envy, go out of your way to be of help to someone... Because that's what love will do.

I trust that you will have a much better year than previous years... Keep your mind ever fixed on the better way... Love's wayπŸ˜‰

Cheers to a great year!!!

Your friend,
Precious.

Friday, 29 December 2017

My Pledge

Lord,
I choose to be confident in the woman/man you've called me to be.
Not the person situations have made me become,
Or the person I think myself to be,
But the person you see in me;
The person you have placed in me

I choose to be comfortable in my lane,
Not competing with others or comparing myself with them;
Not poking my nose into others' lanes when I have my race to run.
Jealousy and foolish comparison will not have their way in me.

I choose to be confident in the uniqueness of my gifts, calling, potentials, assignment, and resources,
All that you have invested in me so I can become who you have called me to be.
I have all I need and more in You, to become who you see me to be.

I choose to stay in my process, trust your workings in me and be content in my uniqueness;
I will not be complacent nor content with mediocrity,
But will manifest the greatness and excellence you have put in me.
I will not paint a picture of myself that you have not painted of me.

I will not be irritable, rejoice over evil, or keep track of wrongs done to me,
I won't be boastful, arrogant, rude, envious or selfish,
Rather, I will be kind, patient, rejoice in the truth, exude temperance and humility, 
I will never stop hoping, never stop believing and never give up,
By the help of your Spirit at work in me.

I choose to be confident in who you have already made me to be.
I will be confident in you. YOU are ENOUGH for me!
I will fix my gaze on you all the days of my life,
Seeking you with all my heart,
And trusting your will,
As You transform me into the woman/man you see in me,
Into the image of your Son... 
Jesus.

This is my pledge.

Bible passages: Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2:7, 2 Cor. 3:18, 2 Cor. 4:4, Isa. 26:3.