Hope

Waiting on God can be so be so challenging especially when you have been seeking Him for an answered prayer in a very long time.  You might be at a point of waiting on God and you have waited in high expectations, waited in anticipation but it seems like the waiting period is in vain and your high expectations are turned to disappointments.

You must have prayed consistently, fervently over a period of time and you feel like God has turned deaf ears to your prayers.  You pay your tithe, you serve in the house of God, you are a cheerful giver, you are God’s obedient servant and friend so what holding Him back from granting your hearts desires.  It has gotten to the point of giving up, frustration and all hopes is lost.

God’s appointed time is different from ours but most assuredly He always turns up on time.  Has God ever failed or forsaken you?  We are His little children and He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us.  He is always right on time but the issues  we experience are the pains and process of waiting on God.

You might have mapped out your life in such a structured organised way without consulting the most High God but it seems it’s not working out as you planned it.  No eyes has seen, no ear has heard what God has in store for those that love Him, only if He reveals to us through His spirit   1 Corinthians 2:9-11.  He is always far ahead of us making the path smooth.  So don’t get upset when your plans does not work out as planned.

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7 NKJV

What do you wait for?  Are you limiting yourself because you cant see or hear or don’t  know what He  has in store for you?  At some point in my life, I have asked  myself the same question of what exactly I am waiting for.  In desperation we settle for less when God desires for us so much more than we could ever imagine.  In some instances I have settled for less due to my weaknesses of self control and  patience.

Moreover compared myself with my mates who have what I have been waiting for and tried to force the hands of God.  During this period, I realised that He is pruning me to bring out the best in me in times of trials, teaching me how to be more patient and self controlling (Romans 5:3-5, John 15:1-5).

One thing I have learnt is not to compare myself with others,because I am uniquely created in God’s image so His plans and ways for me is different from my counterparts.   Wait on God, wait in high expectations, wait with the right heart and mind, wait and trust in God.  Do not limit God because He is a God of more than enough.  He hands are not too short that He cant reach out to you.  Ask Him in faith, specifically what you want or desire and believe that He has done it 1 John 5:14.

The process of asking from God your desires, expectation and receiving it can be a very long tiring one.  Therefore always be full of joy, meditating on the word of God.  

Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you. 6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.  7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.  Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes Psalm 37:5-7 NLT.  

Spend time dwelling  in His presence, seek Him in everything you do.  Wait patiently for God like a farmer waits for His crops to harvest.  Always pray with consistency and ask Him for wisdom and understanding in everything you do.

Dear brothers and sisters,[a] be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near James 5:7-8 NLT.  

It’s definitely not  easy waiting on God but when you wait with the right attitude of joy, praising Him at all times, renewing your mind on the word and things of God then He come through for you in such a beautiful and marvelous way that your friends and loved ones will be amazed at His wonderful acts.  There is a reward for those that wait on the Lord so expect your divine visitation from God.  Those that wait patiently and hope in the Lord shall inherit the earth  (Psalm 37:9 amp).

Comment on what you are waiting on God for and the trials of waiting on God?  Your comments will encourage someone else.  Share and email this post to a friend who needs encouragement, by doing this you are impacting lives.

 

 

 

Faith in God

Faith is a key ingredient for every Christian, therefore it is essential for us to develop our faith through Christ. When you experience trials or are passing through the storm, how do you build up your faith? Firstly it is important to understand the meaning of faith. One of my favorite verses in bible is Hebrews 11:1 : Faith is a substance of things hoped for evidence of things not yet seen.  Faith is standing under the word to expect your expectations. Faith is going beyond your limitations to visualise the expected end. Faith is the making the impossible things possible through Christ Jesus, it is calling those things that do not exist as though they did (Romans 4:17). Faith is the currency in the Kingdom of God.

It has been a long journey as a christian discovering my true identity in Christ Jesus and learning how to establish my faith in God. Along the road, I have had to trust God all the way, even when it looks like nothing is happening, I know my God has better plans and purpose in my life (Isaiah 55:8-11). Here are a few points to teach you how to build your faith in God

  • Meditate: Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).  It is very important to meditate on the word of God because it encourages you when you are feeling down and discouraged.  When I feel like life is all over and I have reached the end of the road, I  search, study and meditate on the words in the bible that speaks about healing, peace, joy and so on. This comforts me, stirs up my heart and brings healing to my broken heart (Psalm 34:18).  Or when I am loosing hope in any situation, I remind myself of  the authority I have in Christ then begin to decree and declare a change in that situation.  I eat, drink and sleep the word, it becomes a part of me stored up on the inside ready to burst out anytime fulfilling its purpose upon my life and those around me
  • Believe: Not doubting God and what He can do, has been a learning process for me.  When I look back and remind myself what I had prayed to God for and it came to pass according to His will, my faith in Him increases.  I learn to trust Him more because I know He would do it again and again but it will be done in His own timing and way.  Dwelling in His presence, being in tune with Him to understand His desires has enabled me to know how He works, my heart becomes entwined with His and my spirit becomes united with His spirit then we become one 1 Corinthians 6:17.  Do not be double minded with what the Lord can do in your life, because He a great God and works in mysterious ways.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea   driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways . (James 1:6-8).  Believe God when He says He would do it,  He not a man that would lie or change His mind, when He speaks it will be done  (Numbers 23:19).
  • Fellowship: Fellowshipping with like minded Christians been a great motivation for me.  When I need a friend to talk to, pray with,  I speak to selected friends who have a deep relationship with God.  Trusted friends who are there to encourage you and let you know that you are not alone.  Attending a church that is rooted and grounded in the word is very critical for spiritual growth in the Lord.  Having Pastors, Leaders in the church to guide you especially in stormy seasons of  your life improves your faith in God because you know that there are like minded Christians out there with the love of  Christ to reach out to you and support you.
There is so much more I could speak about but please feel free to comment on what has kept you going in your walk with Christ.  When you face challenges in life, how do you keep standing?  Lets learn to encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.

 

prayer
My thoughts towards You Lord,  when all around me seemed to be crumbling. When I had no where else to run to and no one else to turn to.  The road seemed so dark and all I could see was a little glitter of light.  So I fixed my eyes on You.

 

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:
“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. Daniel 9:4 NLT

My eyes are fixed on You Lord
My eyes are fixed on You
My hope is in You Lord
My hope is in You
My trust is in You
I am firmly rooted in You
Whatever happens I will not be moved.
Yes I will not be shaken
When the enemy pushes me to the left or right
I will not fall
Because Your covenant keeps me
Your promises are established in my life
Surely this I  confidently know

On christ the solid rock i stand

broken heart

The Lord our healer  Jehovah Rapha heals our sicknesses, burdened emotional pains, lifts us up when we are down.  He is there to comfort, counsel, help us in times of troubles through the Holy Spirit.  He heals the brokenhearted  and bandages their wounds.  Psalms 147:3 NLT



Conversations with the Lord during a moment of reflecting my brokenness, downheartedness, and total surrender to Him in plea to heal my broken heart Lord


ME (Writer)

You broke me into pieces, crushed my heart
Here I am heal my broken heart Lord
So weak and tired I am
I feel like giving up with life
then I asked myself is anyone out there to help me?
In my brokenness, shame, hurt and pains how can I go to my Daddy.

YOU (LORD JESUS)
I am right here to heal your broken heart
I am your healer, the potter that made you.
Will mold you back to My desire and taste
Come to Me for My yoke is easy and My burden is light
In Me you will find strength, peace, hope and everlasting joy
Do not be ashamed, because I did not condemn you and never will I
Because My grace is sufficient enough for you
I have your heart, right in the palms of My hands,
You are Precious, Honored and Loved (Isaiah 43:4)

Healer

lost hope

During a period  of lost hope, frustration and disappointments, my thoughts from me to the Lord and His thoughts, the Lord to me.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV



When all around me was sinking
When I had lost all courage to carry on
My light seemed like darkness
My road was rough and cooked
I searched every corners for help
I looked to the east, west, north and south
No one came rushing to my beckon
So I stood still to seek His face
Looked up to the heavens
Cried out to Him with all my heart
He heard my plea

He said
Trust me to bring you out of this mess
And l will make the crooked road straight
You have searched everywhere else, But not Me
Come to Me, you broken one and I will give you rest
I am the light that shines in the midst of darkness
I am the way,truth, and life.
In Me your joy, hope and faith is secured
Yes in Me.