I thought about what to blog on today and the title that is relevant to where I am in my walk with the Lord.  I am going through a process of God redefining my true identity.  This requires being a partaker in Christ sufferings to be glorified with Christ.  A lot of us want the rewards of a perfect completed work but refuse to go through the process.  For purpose and destiny to be fulfilled you have to be crucified with Christ on the cross in pains and sufferings for the flesh and sinful nature to die.

and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:17 NKJV 

My question is what would it cost you to serve God? Do you know who you are in Christ (Identity) and what you are called to do here on earth (purposed assignments)?  To follow Christ leadership would cost you your time, service and most importantly your heart.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21 ).  On many occasions I have searched my heart, executing critical check points to ensure my heart is right with God and I have a pure, clear conscience in everything I do.

I would encourage you to draw close to God so He can reveal your true identity.  Your true identity is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).  To discover the true you is to discover Christ in you the hope of glory that results in an unveiling of the authentic you.  Life journey is a process that cannot be avoided, escaped but passed through to become who God has called you to be.  Just as components of raw material experiences different stages to become a useful product so do we.  At the starting point when you pick up the raw item and think of what to do with it to utilize it for the function you have dedicated your time and effort to.

I do not know what you are going through and you feel like this is too much to handle, the pains are unbearable, I would encourage you not to give up.  For after the pains, sacrifices and suffering comes the reward and outcome with joy of seeing it through to the end.  God would not put you through an unbearable process if He knows you cant handle it or it is beyond your limit. Be totally sold out to Christ and become a partaker in Christ suffering as joint heirs with Christ and Heir of God.

 

Have you ever been helpless in life? Where it seems like all your dependable source of withdrawing strength and help has disappeared.  Well the good news is that you are not alone, I am helpless too.  Being helpless in the presence of God is a great place to be because you know that God is your Source and Helper.  To receive help from God you have to acknowledge in all honesty and transparency that you are helpless.  Therefore circumstances and situations would occur to test your ability to lean onto God the Author and Finisher of your faith

I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth Psalm 122:1-2

Do not focus on your problems or dilemma but lift up your eyes and look up to God who will always make a way where there seems to be no way.  For every challenge there is an opportunity for God to manifest Himself beyond your expectations. Sometimes God would allow you to utilize all your opportunities to a point of helplessness so you can learn to trust and depend completely on Him.  Once again whether it is the marriage crises or problems at work. Maybe you are just about to be evicted or your property repossessed. Could it be that you are at the point of hopelessness the last but stop to aborting your dreams and ambitions?  Whatever it is God is always on time, He turns up at the right time so do not give up on God because He has not given up on you.

At every point of being helpless in His presence, I have learnt to cry out for help and acknowledge that I truly and desperately need God’s help.  In intercessory prayer and confessing God as my Helper, Source and Provider, He hears my cry and intervenes on my behalf for His namesake

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

Waiting on God for your needs and desires of your heart to be met requires trusting God and depending completely on Him to renew your strength as you take those steps of faith with overflowing expectations.  If God handed power and control over to you for one second, He knows what you would do. This time, pass the control switch to God the Author and Finisher of your faith for Him to take total control.

Being helpless in His presence means crucifying your flesh, passions and desires to enter into a new level of relationship where you enquire of Him for the next step.  Do not try to figure it all out, communicate in dialogue with God on what to do next, how to overcome that situation that is weighing you down.  God loves you so much that He wants to know how you are feeling today as you let go from an open transparent heart.

 

 

 

Dry bones live

Let the dry bones live, enough is enough for how long will you keep toiling and mourning over the valley of dryness, the grave of death and hopeless helpless situations.  Take your authority of who you are, a royal priesthood,  chosen generation and peculiar people, command and speak, authorise the dry bones back to life.  Regardless of the problem, be it in the wilderness, open or closed valley, high places there is hope and life in the word that proceeds out of your mouth.

Prophetic Declaration from Ezekiel 37:1-14

I prophesy to you today that every dry bones in your life begin to hear the word of the Lord, for the word is light that transforms life.  I breath resurrecting life into every area of your  life that has been dead and hopeless.  I command your spirit, body and soul to be revived and cause a reawakening within you, step out and obey the call.  I say to the spirit within you hear the sounding alarm for the time is now to step up.  For the Lord says at the sound of the alarm, as you obey My call, walk in my predestined and preordained plans for your life.  Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.

Prophesy to every  endless situation, challenges, poverty, joblessness, marriage crisis, stagnancy, bankruptcy, eviction letter, command a 360 degrees turn around for the Lord God said so.  As you speak believe in your heart that it is established.  Lord God will open your ears  to hear the sudden rattling of the bones coming back to life, bone to bone.  And open your eyes see the great connections, wonderful formations that is taking place behind the scene.

Let the breath of the living God breathe over your life, cause the four winds, from the north, east, south and west breathe on your life.  I say stand up and be revived arise and stand for the glory of the Lord has risen. Today I decree and declare that today the Lord God will bring you out of your grave for yesterday you thought you were dead but today you are resurrected through Christ and now your eyes are opened to see that I am God who is able to do more than you could ever ask or imagine.  Amen

At last, after years of procrastination and self doubt, I can truly say that I have overcome my fears and positioning myself in the place God had preordained and predestined for my life. Looking back in reflection, it is more than three years since the desire to publish a book has been on my heart.

My post on being on a journey on the 23rd January 2013,  expresses my utmost desires  Just to share a bit of my plans this year, presently I am writing a book which will be revealed at a later date.  It has been quite challenging for me because I have postponed it for a very long time but now is the time to do it.  This means dedication, commitment and perseverance.  So as I journey along this long road, I shall keep you all updated on the progress.

This book and many others has been conceived in me for years.  I delayed  myself in the book writing  but when God said it is time, He connected me with destiny helpers that encouraged, challenged me to publish my first book.  When I saw the timely connections with the rights connectors (people who God connects you to for a purpose and season) then you know it is time to break out.

My first book, You are precious, The experience of my Father’s love is out on Amazon .    Go and get your copy!!!!!

You Are Precious is all about the experience of My Father’s love being initiated from the close relationship I developed with my late earthly father, who passed away more than a decade ago. Never did I know that I could encounter more of God’s precious love, especially when I left my parents’ home to live an independent life as an adult. In a desperate search for love, it details my story of discovering  Father’s love, that surpasses every other, and abides in a place of intimacy with the Lord.

This book  is an inspirational book that would transform you life through dealing with identity crises, fears and other emotional baggages of rejection, abandonment and unworthiness.   It is a journey of discovering my true self in Christ, my love language to Abba Father and soaking in the deep wells of  my Father’s love.  This book would inspire you in a new dimension to understand how precious you are to God, your uniqueness, empower you to walk in the boldness and confidence of who you are in Christ Jesus.  You are uniquely peculiar to God, there is no other you but only one you that has your DNA.

I  would encourage you to comment on your thoughts of your priceless value to God and how reading You are precious book has transformed your life

The King in me

By Ngozi Ngadi

There is a King in me, the One who rules and reigns in me.   I have no power of my own but in Him I live, in Him I move and have my being. For I am His offspring.  He created me in His image and likeness, therefore I am His. His dunamis power has the authority to challenge, encourage, inspire, correct and strengthen me in all that i do.

 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Act 17:28

The King in me is Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega.  He is the Word of God, my Mediator, Comforter, Counselor and Lover of my soul.  He is the King that has complete authority over my life to rule and reign in me.  He has uninterrupted access to my heart to direct it in the path that He chooses.  All i do is in Him, through Him and for Him.  My life no longer belongs to me for He has complete ownership.

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory Colossians 1:27 

Come and discover Jesus Christ in surrender and worship, humble yourself in the mighty hands of God for His name to be exalted in your life.  It starts with crucifying yourself with Him, deny yourself and let Christ find His dwelling place in you.  There is a King in you, permit His place in your life, His position of authority to rule and reign.