Sometimes we allow situations to rule over us while we become their subjects, When you are subjected to a problem or circumstance it takes absolute control over your life, wherever it dictates or directs is where you move or obey. Suddenly it feels as if there is no God and it is over.
I reflected on what to blog on and the theme that dropped on my mind was PERFECT TRUST IN GOD. Trusting God could seem to be like an easy task but in reality, in total honesty do we really trust God all the way?
In the world that we live in today there is a tendency to worry over how to pay your phone bills, rent, mortgage or the possibility of being evicted and repossession of your property because of the inability to meet up with payments, You could have received a final warning from the bailiffs to pay your bill. You are anxious, fretting over all this issues of life. The questions that crops out of your mind is: how am I going to pay all these bills when I am unemployed? Where do I go to for help? Is this how I would continue living my life from hand to mouth?
My answer to you today is dont worry be joyful. Worrying over issues kills, it is a slow deadly diseases that takes control of your mind, body and immune system slowly becomes weak. The white blood cells in your body are unable to defend or attack nevertheless perform their roles. It causes high blood pressure, heart attack, depression, arthritis and so on. So why worry when the consequences of worrying over the day to day problems is overwhelming
The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7
Worry causes you to be anxious, troubled, stressed out and unnecessarily fearful. My question is to you is excessive thinking the solution or added weight on your shoulders? Would worries pay the bills? So why don’t you take it one day at a time with Jesus. The Lord’s prayers says gives us this day our daily bread (Matthew 6:11). Let your focus be on today and let tomorrow be planned out. We are more precious than the birds that does not worry about what to eat or wear but our Heavenly Father feeds them, how much more we His precious Sons and Daughters who has inheritances in His kingdom.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things Philippians 4:8.
Dont worry be joyful. When you the Joy of the Lord is your stronghold nothing whatsoever can weigh you down. They can try but they would not succeed because He is the pillar that holds your life. Money and the pleasures of the world can buy you happiness but everlasting joy comes from the Lord God.
MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY
Father I thank you for bringing Your Son Jesus Christ on the earth to die for our sins. His crucifixion and resurrection delivers us from the power of darkness into Your marvellous light. I ask Heavenly Father that you release everlasting joy into the hearts of your Sons and Daughters as they persevere through it all. May they find rest, perfect peace and restoration in You the author and finisher of their faith in Jesus name Amen.
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Waiting for something in high expectations is one of the most difficult moments in ones life when you feel so tired, drained and helpless. It gets to the point when you keep asking “when God when?”, “When would you hear my cry? Is it today, tomorrow, next year or five years from now?”
We are living in a world where the society does not understand the essence of waiting on God. Everything is processed swiftly and speedily, think about it…. You place your food is the microwave in less than two minutes it is warm enough, the internet is more than hundred times faster than ten years ago, the computers processors processes data faster than before, transactions are processed speedily online to the extent that you don’t need a human being any more to speak to over the counter.
The question is have you waited so long on God for the manifestation of His promises and it seems like its taking ages to come to pass? I must confess that I have waited so long. But I know my wait is not in vain.
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
I have been waiting on the Lord for the secret petition of my heart for over nine years and it seems like my waiting would never end. I have decided to change my attitude to waiting on the Lord, I have decided to wait in joy, peace and a sound settled mind knowing in all awareness that the Lord almighty is seriously on my case and He will not rest until the manifestation of His promises comes to pass.
My strength is renewed moment by moment, day in day out, spending time in His presence studying His Word, I cling to Him for trust, wisdom and direction so I will not grow weary, loose focus or faint on the journey ahead. I might have waited so long but I know that my wait would surely reap rewards of harvest.
Yes I have waited so long, yes I am still waiting but no I not tired of waiting because my wait is not in vain. Our God is a perfect God and when He starts something He would surely finish it. The end of a thing is better than its beginning Ecclesiastes 7:8a. He is the Alpha and Omega, He is a just and righteous God. He has a perfect package that is being processed waiting for you. He has not forgotten you because He knows your name. It might have been so long and you are the point of loosing hope. You might have waited so long and persevering in waiting on God as I am, don’t give up. He has a better plan and purpose and allow Him to work through you so that His works would be perfect for your life to be a testimony and His name to be glorified
My declaration for you today is where you have sown in tears, pains and sadness, you shall reap in joy, peace and the fullness of all that He has in store for you. The time of favour is now , not tomorrow but now. The kairos time of breakthrough is now and I decree that you shall not miss it and you shall embrace it. It is time to change your attitude from bitterness and anger to longsuffering and peace, from despair to high hopes and faithfulness in Jesus Name.
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Have you ever waited on the God for a long period of time and did you receive your breakthrough or answered prayers? Could it be that you are still waiting on the Lord for the manifestation of His promises if so what is your attitude to waiting on Him? Your comments would be an encouragement and inspiration to strengthen them they keep persevering
There are times in life when you feel like giving up, you might have tried every possible solution but there seemed to be no hope. The Doctors may have written you off and prepared your death certificate without a glimmer of hope. You have sought for help but no one is interested or willing to render support. Could it be that you have a court case where your Lawyer cant defend you in court rather encourages you to plead guilty. All hope is not lost, put your trust in God the author and finisher of your faith
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
It is so easy to loose hope when you keep feeding your mind with the negative, discouraging, faithless words rather than discover what the word of God states over the issue and stand firmly on the Word. Hope deferred makes the heart sick but when you keep dreams alive of His promises that is full of hope, joy and satisfaction in Him, I can guarantee you that you will never fail. You shall come out of that situation alive and victorious.
Hope is the mother of faith, faith is built from the foundation of hope. Faith is established in hope. Faith starts with hope, without hope you cant have faith. They are like husband and wife, they connect with one another, they understand one another and cant do without each other. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11:1
Hope causes you to be highly expectant like a pregnant woman who is excited and looking forward to the safe delivery of her child. She speaks to the child in her womb, eats the right food and ensures that she attends every hospital appointment. Similarly be encouraged to see the Doctors report, court case or any other challenges that you are experiencing from His perspective. When the Doctor says ‘it is over start preparing for your funeral’, you reject and nullify the Doctors reports and decree that by His stripes you are healed, you are alive in Christ for He lives in you the hope of glory.
For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18amp
If you have a court case that you cant find a Solicitor to defend you because it seemingly looks hopeless and you have reached the dead end. Present your case before the Lord God, your Chief Advocate who is just and righteous. “Present your case,” says the Lord. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of Jacob. Isaiah 41:21. He will never fail you, He is forever faithful and triumphantly victorious. So what are your strong reasons why the case should be be thrown out of court or turned around to your favour, present it before Heavenly Father in boldness and confidence and watch Him perform His might acts.
All hope is not lost, it is not over until the Lord says so. He is not asleep, His eyes are wide open, He sees and knows it all. Why worry when you can pray, seeking Him in spirit and truth. And He will surely answer you because He loves you dearly. It is time to start changing your mindset to rise above your problems and visualise it from His perspective. Your testimony is here only if you could see it. The Lord is about to breakthrough supernaturally for you for His name to be glorified.
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Has there ever been a time when you lost hope but the Lord intervened on your behalf? Comments are encouraged lets keep hope alive and strong