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Taste and believe

By Ngozi Ngadi

The Word of God states that taste and see that the He is good (Psalm 34:8).  What if you could not see or taste it, would you still believe that the God is good?  That question has been on my mind for a while. What are your thoughts towards that? When situations arises and His promised words has still not come to full manifestation do you still believe that God is a good and loving Father?

I know what it feels like when God says ‘I have spoken and established My word and it must surely come to pass.  But something keeps holding or restricting the execution of the word that has been prophesied, affirmed and reaffirmed.  You must be wondering did God lie to you or did you get duped by Him?

There is an adage that says ‘Seeing is believing’.  Our eyes are meant  to see the great, beautiful, wonderful and mighty things that God has in store for us (Jeremiah 33:3).  I do agree that seeing is believing because when you see your eyes sends signals to your mind that this is true. It becomes real for your eyes has now seen the beauty of His promised works.

When you taste and see, you taste and believe that God is a faithful God and He will never leave you nor forsake you.  One day I went to the stores to buy some groceries. They were promoting a new brand of biscuits, a table was set and the biscuits nicely arranged and presented on the table.  First my eyes caught my attention to the biscuits on the table, simultaneously signals were sent to my brain of how sweet and delicious those biscuits would be only if I could just taste a little bit of it.  I began to imagine the sweetness of every crumbs in my mouth.  My next step was to go and taste it to believe that it is the best brand that I have ever tasted. I tasted it and it was up to my expectation, just as I thought it would be.

At that moment God spoke to me and said, the same way you have tasted those biscuits, He wants me to taste and and believe His sweetness to know that He is a good and faithful Father who will never fail me.  Do not wait until you have received the blessings, promises before you can taste and see that He is a good God and His love endures forever.  Start now to taste and believe by faith.

 

 

 

What is God saying to you about your life, journey and the future.  Have you asked Him?  What is God saying to you about your children and marriage?  He is God, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End and the Author and Finisher of your faith.

This is a season of speedy acceleration and breaking out of the old into the new.  This season the old and the new cannot blend, the familiar and unfamiliar has to be separated.  The Lord God is taking you on a new path of revealing what He desires to accomplish in your life.

I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way.  Isaiah 42:16

He says ” I have chosen you as My beloved to fulfill my purpose here on earth, over the nations it is time to rise up from your slumber, awake oh Daughter of Zion, come and meet Me in the secret place.  Let Me reveal My heart to you, let Me reveal My will to you.  I have been waiting for this moment to sit with you and dine with you, come My beloved because I first loved you.”

God’s plans for you are beyond your expectations and imaginations, His desire is for you to see all that He has in store for you.  His promises over your life are yes and amen, it is sealed.  The Lord God is revealing new strategies, new ways to accomplish the best results by His divine enablement invested in you for Christ rules in you the hope of glory.

Get ready because it is happening now not tomorrow but now.

Recently I made a new discovery of myself and my passion.  I was amazed because never did I see myself that way until then.  It was a fresh revelation that illuminated my path as I keep walking into my God ordained destiny.  When you discover something new it opens shut doors and activates speedy acceleration.

I discovered more of who I am in Christ and my passionate desire to add more value to people lives.  Not only that I learnt to believe in me, be confident in myself and comfortable in who I am and what I am.

It all started with chasing after God my CREATOR, MASTER PLANNER, POTTER passionately withholding nothing of myself. Letting go of all of me and receiving all of Him. I discovered God in Spirit and truth, then experienced His love that surpasses all understanding and casts out all fears.  In Him I found me.

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.’  Acts 17:28

When you discover more of yourself in Christ, He reveals a hidden part  that illuminates your whole sphere and transforms you to a renewed image and likeness of Christ (Genesis 1:27).  Our relationship is a transformational process that requires our total submission and surrender to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is time to go back to God our Master Planner and Porter who created you and permit Him, conform to His image to become a new man in Christ.  Live in Him for Him to rule and reign in you.

When I spend time in His presence, meditating on His Word, reflecting on His love this draws me deeper into His presence and He reveals His heart to me, the heart of the Father.  You have the heart of the Father when you present yourself as a holy and acceptable living sacrifice before God.  He prunes you, refines you and purifies your heart that you may know His prefect will for your life.

I have learnt to embrace the uniqueness and peculiarity of how I am created in His image.  I am who I am in Christ.  I know my identity and what I am assigned to do here on earth.  Now I am walking boldly in confidence of who I am  fulfilling purpose because I know my destiny.  So there is no giving up, no holding back, I shall keep persevering in patience and endurance with sincere dedication and commitment to the VISION

Thank you

It is so easy to let life pass by and forget every good reason to be grateful to God.  We can get so easily distracted by the challenges, circumstances and the main essence of living.  We can get entangled with the ups and downs,  distresses of life that appreciating God becomes a mere thing to us.  So I took time out to reflect on the seven reasons to be grateful to God.

#1 LIFE

I would like to appreciate God for being alive  as a living being not as a living doing or dead being.  Being who I am in Him not in my efforts but resting in Him in spirit and truth, permitting Him to take full control.   It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life John 6:63.

#2 NATURE

Have you ever walk along the road, in the fields or park with the aim of appreciating His beautiful nature created by Him and most importantly the air we breath.   I am really grateful to God for He is the air I breathe, His presence brings life to  me.  When the wind blows His spirit moves.   He has given us dominion and authority over the fish of the sea, birds of the air, the animals, over every creeping thing on earth and all the earth (Genesis 1:26).  It is a privilege to have full access to the earthly nature and enjoy life in abundance.

#3 FRIENDS, FAMILIES, LOVED ONES AND DESTINY HELPERS

Thank you Lord for bringing alongside my Husband, friends and families to love, support and encourage me.  Life without my loved ones is an aimless worthless one.  I appreciate you all for the Lord using you as an instrument to impact my life especially my loving Husband.  Moreover the people whom I call destiny helpers the Lord has connected me with that helped, guided and mentored me in fulfilling God’s purpose in my life, I would like to say a big thank you.  God has divinely orchestrated it all to fall into alignment with His plans and purposes

#4 HE IS MY PROVIDER

I cant take for granted the fact that He has been my provider from the beginning and will be to the end. My daily needs are catered for (Matthew 6:11).  Knowing that He has a storehouse of secret treasures waiting for me to walk into and possess with boldness and courage of who I am in Him.  It has already been made available so I thank You Heavenly Father for giving me divine access to all that I require and desire according to Your will.

#5 HE IS MY HIDING PLACE

When challenges or problems try to overwhelm me, I find refuge in Him.  Perfect peace, perfect rest is found in Him.  He is my hiding place, my place of refuge, place of rest and restoration in Him.  I have learnt to trust in Him even when my mind cant comprehend but my heart trusts in Him.  Thank You for being my hiding place during the storms of life.

#6 BECAUSE HE IS GOD

I cant complain because You are God, You are the first and the Last.  Everything works out for good because You love me and I am called according to Your purpose (Romans 8:28).  You called me Your beloved daughter in whom You are well pleased with.  I have a PHL degree (PRECIOUS HONORED LOVED) in You (Isaiah 43:4).  Therefore I am not afraid of who I am in You, THANK YOU JESUS

#7  I STILL STANDING

This year has been challenging for me with problems and circumstances being thrown at me everywhere nevertheless I am still standing.  You never gave up on me and You will never leave me nor forsake me.  These problems have tried to weigh me down but His yoke is easy and His burdens are light.  What a wonderful God He is, what a loving Father He is, I AM THANKFUL TO GOD

There is so much more to write about but these seven reasons to be grateful to God are a starting point,  They are endless, I can never stop thanking God for who He is,  all He has done and will do.  I keep my eyes fixed on Him not on my surroundings, my eyes are permanently set above not below, I look up to the sky and trust Him to see me through it all.

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The words you speak is life and death, used to build and destroy, unite and divide, encourage and discourage. The Lord has called us as Sons and Daughters who have inheritances in His Kingdom to establish His will on earth as it is in heaven that His will in His fullness be established.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NKJV   

Just as the rain and snow falls down to the ground so would His word accomplish its’ works, purpose and plans on earth as it is in Heaven (Isaiah 55:10-11).  This is a declaration that as you speak His word and command things that be not as though they were, as you enforce your authority as Kings and Queens in the nations causing light to shine in the midst of darkness, it shall be established according His will, purpose and plans.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV

Three key things that must happen when His words are decreed:

  1. Not return to Him void:  He is pure, holy and a God of righteousness and justice.  He guards His words ensuring that they are fulfilled.  When you speak His words, its like a double edged sword that proceeds with full force of action and accomplishment.  His word remains the same and never changes (Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 13:8, Psalm 18:30
  2. His will and heart’s desire is accomplished:  His heart’s desire will surely, with confident assurance of believe and faith in Him through the power of His spirit shall be fulfilled, perfected and completed.  The Lord cherishes His words when spoken by faith and the fullness of His grace (Psalm 105:8).
  3. His word must produce fruit:  His word would produce fruit that would remain and last.  Fruit that would multiply and give bread to the eater and seed to the sower.  His word shall cause an expansion and exponential increase that is beyond our understanding (Genesis 1:28, John 15:16).

He is a covenant keeping God and His love, faithfulness and promises endures forever.  It is time to remind God of His words and acknowledge Him as God the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the creator of the universe.   Lets enforce His will on earth, in our lives as it is in Heaven.

 

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