Monday, 15 April 2019

We Triumph!

Hi there!

Been a while... Trust you have been holding up awesomely ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today, I'd like to share some words of encouragement from a scripture that has been on my mind for a while now one I have seen unfold in my life...


"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place." (KJV)

"In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade. Through us, he brings knowledge of Christ." (MSG)

"But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume." (NLT)

"Yet I am so thankful to God, who always marches us to victory under the banner of the Anointed One; and through us He spreads the beautiful fragrance of His knowledge to every corner of the earth." (The VOICE)

"God always makes his grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of his endless triumph. Through our yielded lives he spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere we go." (TPT)

- 2 Corinthians 2:14


I'm sure that by now you get the point. The first few words are constantly on replay for me... "Thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us TRIUMPH..." The Message calls it a perpetual victory parade! The Passion Translation calls it an "endless triumph!" Hallelujah! There's no end to my victory in Christ! I keep winning! So, whatever the present circumstance is, I am sure of one thing, the end has been determined by God, and guess what? It is GOOD! 

Whether the present looks good or not, I know it will end good! I know I am victorious! I know it will end in praise! I know God has got me! It's not just a fact, it's the TRUTH! He keeps causing me to triumph! Not that He did, or He may, He will always cause us to triumph... He is faithful like that ๐Ÿ˜Š

So, be encouraged! The Person Who determines your end is not some man who knows nothing about you, but your Father; a loving and caring Father. He is concerned about you and wants the very best for you, so He will ALWAYS turn the tables in your favour!

I leave you with this spot-on song by Jekalyn Carr. Keep speaking and singing it: Everything attached to me wins! It's my winning season!


You Will Win (Jekalyn Carr)


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Listen And Be Edified

Hey there!!!

Trust you're doing great today...

February went by so quickly! Well, thank God for the February; now, we await March!

Today, I'll be taking us through the path of a song I stumbled on recently: Spirit lead me ft. Micheal Ketterer. This is song is super amazing!

A line in the chorus of this song says: I'm done chasing feelings. In these times, when things seem rough and tough, we get so carried away sometimes that we forget to breathe and let God lead us; we get so caught up in the happenings around us that we unconsciously take over the steering wheel from the One Who ought to be leading us.

Whether it's worrying, getting anxious, doubting, or any other action devoid of faith, we must learn to consciously, constantly and consistently surrender to the leading of the Spirit. I've always told myself, worry (and anxiety) doesn't change anything about the situation. If God is working on it, why should I lose sleep over it as well? He doesn't slumber so I can relax and let Him take the lead while I follow. Besides, it brings Him honour and praise when He leads me (Psa. 23:4 NLT)

I particularly love the bridge of the song:

When all hope is gone,
And Your word is all I've got,
I have to believe
You still bring water from the rock
To satisfy my thirst
To love me at my worst
And even when I don't remember
You remind me of my worth

I don't trust my ways
I'm trading in my faults
I lay down everything
"Cause You're all that I want
I've landed on my knees
This is the cup You have for me
And even when it don't make sense
I'm gonna let Your Spirit lead


Think on those lines for a moment: When all hope is gone... And Your word is all I've got... I have to believe (even if my flesh and mind are refusing to) You still bring water from the rock!

Even when it doesn't make sense... This is where a lot of us have an issue. We can trust God right up till this point - when it no longer makes sense. We think that God's leading should make logical sense to us, forgetting that there's a reason the bible says we do not walk by sight - human senses and feelings.

I was recently studying the story of Jesus and the demon possed boy in Mark 9, whose father asked Jesus to heal His son "if He could". Jesus' response was epic:

"What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes." (Mark 9:23 NLT)

So, it's not a question of God's ability to lead us in the right path; rather, the question is, do we trust Him enough to trust His leading?

Anything - including being led in the right path by God's Spirit - is possible if you will only believe.


Shalom!

Precious.


Spirit Lead Me (Influence Music ft. Micheal Ketterer)



Sunday, 10 February 2019

What do you have in your hand?


Hi there! Happy new month! Welcome to the typical "love" month๐Ÿ˜Š I trust you will show love to as many as you can this month, just as you have always done.

Today, we will talk about something God laid on my heart of recent. He was speaking to me particularly, but I also felt there may be someone who also needs to hear this.

My question to you today: What is in your hand? I'm sure that since the year began, many of us have prayed numerous prayers as to God blessing, increasing and expanding us. Well, as you await the answers to those prayers, there's one thing you should note:

Your capacity either opens more avenues for God, or limits Him in blessing you.

Take a look at the story of the Widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings 17. I wonder what Elijah's response would have been if she'd had absolutely nothing at home. However, her 'little' oil was the avenue through which God blessed her and gave her unexpected answers to her long-standing desires.

The same applies to us. The more we have in our hands for God to bless, the more increase and expansion we will experience. In other words, as you expand your personal capacity, you give God more room and more platforms for His blessings. This is not to say God wouldn't bless those who have just one thing they are focused on, rather, this is a call to expand, break bounds, and take giant leaps this year.

Create more room! If you have one, create another! Again, it's what you have in your hand that God will bless. If you have just one skill, God will bless it, but don't get jealous when you begin to witness the avalanche of blessings of another person who has 5 skills/avenues for the blessing... He/she has created platforms, avenues, territories, lands, etc. for God to bless, so when the blessing comes, you may begin to think God is being partial, whereas He isn't.

So, instead of getting envious of another's blessings, testimonies and breakthroughs, why not expand your territory this year. Give God more room. If, for instance, God intended to bless you with $200million but your mind, account and business only have capacity for $500,000, you will most probably end up with the latter because there was no room. You can be engaged in one line of endeavour yet build more capacity in that line thereby enlarging your coast for more.  Better still, you can diversify into other  lines of endeavour as God leads you.

In Malachi 3, the Bible talks about a situation where God releases so much blessings on an individual that he has no more room for the blessings. If I were you, I would ensure I've created more than enough rooms, so even when there's no more room, I know I'm already settled for life!

For some of us, God has been nudging us  in this direction but we have not been  sensitive enough. Let the story  change from today. Further your education. Learn a new skill. Make new profitable acquaintances. 
Increase your mental capacity.

DO more so you can BE more!

Shalom!

Precious.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

We Have A Tracker!

Hey there!

Happy new year to you and yours!!!

I trust 2018 was good for you, but 2019 will turn out to be even more exciting, adventurous and purposeful!

Towards the end of last year, while in Bible study one evening, our anchor scripture came alive to me! It was as though I'd never really meditated on it. I'm sure you're wondering what it was that must have caught my attention. Well, here we go...

So, I'd been seeking God's face for direction, insight and the understanding of His will for the next phase of my life. And it seemed as though I had no clue as to what it was. I struggled with accepting the truth that God definitely wants me to know His plans for me, and the fact that it didn't seem so. In the midst of my mind-racking and heart-searching, God reminded me of this scripture: 1 Cor. 2:11-12, and His explanation blew my mind:

No human being can access another's mind; only your spirit knows what you have planned; only your spirit can access what your thoughts are. It's the same with God - Only His Spirit can access His mind or His plans for us. But guess what? He has given us this same Spirit of His! So, we have access to all of His 'top secret' plans for us because His Spirit lets us access them; actually, His Spirit shares those deep, hidden purposes and plans of God with us. So, basically, we have a tracker on the mind of God! He is the Holy Spirit!

Take a minute to praise God for His Spirit who resides on your inside!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Next, what do I do with this insight? That's easy - Build a strong and intimate relationship with your Tracker! You have all the access you need to God's plans and purposes for your life this year therefore, if you miss out on any bit of it, it's no one's fault other than yours๐Ÿ˜ฅ

The Holy Spirit is given to everyone who comes to know Jesus and accepts Him as their Lord and Saviour of their lives. Just in case you have not yet received Jesus into your heart, today is a perfect day to do so. You really don't want to go through 2019 without knowing the One who created you and who is your ever-present help in times of need. Kindly say the prayer by the left if you'd like to receive Jesus today. Once you have done this, the peace of God will flood your heart and your joy will know no bounds! Please, get a Bible and join a Bible-believing church so you can grow in your knowledge of God.

And that's all we have for you this week! Ensure you remember these words all through your year. You have access!

Before we go, just a reminder that #SOYRevised is available on Panacea and Okada books for you! You can get it here and here! Also, another book is on the way๐Ÿ’ƒ!!! This book - The Backstage Process - is written for young ministers, however everyone is welcome to read it. Be on the lookout for updates on the release date!

It's been a pleasure having you! Thank you for making what we do worthwhile!

Have a fruitful, purposeful and blessed 2019!!!

Your friend,
Precious.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„


Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ I pray this season brings to you Shalom - the peace of Jesus - and everything that Jesus came to bring.


In other news, dont forget that the Revised edition of the book "Spheres of the Youth: Yes, you can!" is now available in the e-version!!!

You can get it on Okada books here  at N850. You can also rent it on Panacea hub here for a token of N200 only! (T & C apply)

Hurry to get yours while offer lasts. Get for your friends too; it's the giving season! You'll be glad you did! And keep your ears open for more surprises!

Merry Christmas again!!!

Lots of love,
Precious.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Something Is Cooking...


Hey dear!

I know it's been a while๐Ÿ˜ฅ I apologize, sincerely. But I have a good reason for staying away๐Ÿ˜

So, I've been working on some things for a while now; things you will definitely be elated to hear about!

Unfortunately however, I cannot share what they are yet, so we don't let the cat out of the bag before its time๐Ÿ˜. But I promise that you will get wind of it once the time is right.

So for now, stay glued to your seat, and ANTICIPATE! You can follow the countdown on our IG page: @amosun_precious

30.11.18 is just around the corner... I'm sure you can wait๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

Lots of love!

Your friend,
Precious.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Will This Bring Glory To God?๐Ÿ’ญ


"But he who is uncertain [about eating a particular thing] is condemned if he eats, because he is not acting from faith. Whatever is not from faith is sin [whatever is done with doubt is sinful]."
ROMANS 14:23 AMP

"But the one who has misgivings feels miserable if he eats meat, because he doubts and doesn’t eat in faith. For anything we do that doesn’t spring from faith is, by definition, sinful."
Romans 14:23 TPT

HELLO!!!

It's been sooooooo long and I apologize sincerely ๐Ÿ˜ I had a lot to sort out personally and for some reason, although I've been learning a whole  lot, I just wasn't up to sharing anything in the past few weeks... Well, hopefully, I'm back!

Today's discussion is actually one I wrote a long while ago but never got around to posting it because I didn't feel released to. It came to mind some days back and I think God will like us to discuss it now...

In recent times, there has been this rift about what is right/acceptable and what isn't, according to God's word. Many argue that some things which are currently deemed wrong aren't expressly written in the Bible and as such shouldn't be wrong to the believer. Some of these arguments have actually been around for ages. They are only more pronounced in our days.

Anyway, if you find yourself in such a controversial situation such as a debate about ladies putting on trousers, using makeup, physical intimacy before marriage, etc, firstly, I'd like you to ask yourself a simple question I was reminded of by my close friend: "Will this glorify God in me?"

There are two parts to this question; the first being "will this glorify God?" Many people fail to find out God's opinion on controversial matters. They seek every other person's opinion other than God's. Part of the reason may be that they already know what God will tell them and as such try to avoid it. For others, they are simply seeking a means to justify that action they are about to take as they have made up their minds to do what they want. I would ask you to think deeply and ask God before you take a decision on controversial issues: will this bring glory to God? Listen for the answer and be very honest with yourself. Don't be bent on doing what you want... Your life is not yours anymore. He owns it.

The second part to that question is "in me". The purpose of this is that God deals with people uniquely and then sometimes, as it pertains to the season they are in. For instance, someone who has been sent on an assignment to an undeveloped region may not be free to behave in the same manner as one in a developed region... That's a season. God also deals with us uniquely in the sense that what He  tells one person may not be the same thing He will tell another; He has unique assignments for them and the approach or method to accomplishing those assignments could also vary. So what is God saying to you personally concerning that situation?

A third point that may help is applying our anchor scripture: "...whatever is not from faith is sinful". The decision you're about to take, can it be seen by God  as being done in faith? Can you beat your chest and say I am doing this out of faith. Remember He. 11:6 which basically says that it is impossible to please God without faith. So if your action is not in alignment with your faith in God, or cannot be judged by God as a step taken in faith, then it's advisable to have a rethink.

Ultimately, any issue that does not settle with your spirit or ceases your peace should be left to lie. If it ceases your peace, then it's probably not worth the risk. Like another friend said, "provided it cannot kill you, you might as well let it slide". Funny enough, you may get a better understanding about that issue as you grow in your walk with God. So basically, be patient and don't jump into doing what you please.

Again, your life isn't yours anymore๐Ÿ˜„ Your choice matters little... What matters here is what will please God. Keep that in mind.

Before you go, thanks for reading. I'd like to know your thoughts. What advise would you give someone in such a dicy situation? Have you been in one before? What was it about (if you don't bother sharing๐Ÿ˜ƒ) and how were you able to overcome it?

Thanks again for reading and dropping your comments!

Shalom!

Your friend,
Precious.

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š)


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...  Selah๐Ÿ˜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!!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’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 children๐Ÿ˜‰ 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! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’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!"๐Ÿ˜

The truth is many of us would prefer a million times to rather study than pray (I see you๐Ÿ˜‰). 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 unborn๐Ÿ˜‰

"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,
Precious๐Ÿ˜‰