Tag: Heavenly Father

When I was a little child, I looked up to my daddy (earthly father) for everything.  When he spoke I believed every word  he said and took him by his words because I knew he would always fulfil all that he had promised me.  He was there when I needed a shoulder to lean on, in my openness I would run to him and pour out my heart to my daddy.  He would lift me up and carry me on his shoulders.  At that point nothing else mattered to me because I was in my daddy’s arms.  His words meant a lot to me, his encouragements, corrections and guidance.

There were times when my daddy made promises but could not fulfil those promises due to circumstances beyond his means. My focus  was not on the circumstance but the broken promises as a little girl growing up. However my Father in heaven stands by every word that proceeds from Him for His words shall not return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11).  He watches over his words until it accomplishes its works just as the rain falls down and waters the earth. He is God, He is my Daddy (Heavenly Father) and when He speaks it will happen in His own way and timing.  He does not lie, He does not cheat for He is a God of justice, righteousness and mercy.  “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent.  Has He said, and will He not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19 NKJV.  He is the creator of the universe, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast Psalm 33:9 NKJV.

His words are soothing to heal the broken hearted, encourages you to keep standing in the midst of it all.  His shoulders are there for you to cry on.  Every drop of tears that falls from your beautiful face, He holds in a bottle.   You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book Psalm 56:8 NLT.  So trust Him at His words and lean not on your own understanding.  He has spoken, He has commanded, He has promised and it came to pass.  His words are spirit and truth.

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Last week I went with my husband to visit Sandra a family friend who  gave birth recently.  Before we embarked on our journey, my husband collected Sandra’s address.  We planned in advance, by mapping out the address online however the details was not printed.  According to the map it was just five minutes walk from the Eden Park Station which she confirmed.    Proverbs 16:9 states that a man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. You can plan as much as you want but Lord directs the steps of the righteous one.  In other words, man proposes but God disposes.

We  took the train to Eden Park Station, followed the exit to leave the station.  Here I was so confident with the map on my phone, checked the map and followed its direction.  We spent over 20minutes searching for Sandra’s address, after a long search walking around the area looking for her address, we realised that we missed our way. We decided to call her for redirection to her house and she gave us a Landmark to find the place.  This reminded of  my walk with the Lord.  When it felt like I had missed His direction or taken the wrong route.  As a result of  my disobedience, blindness to see situations from His perspectives and deafness to hear His true voice, it would take me longer to retrace my steps.  Have you missed your  way in your walk with the Lord ? Are you lost and you don’t know how to retrace your step? The Lord is calling you to retrace your steps from the point where you missed it and He is waiting for you right there.  It can be frustrating to take a reverse turn and time wasting like the children of Israel who spent forty years in wilderness for a journey of less than twelve days.

My story continues, our journey commenced once again determined to get to  the address.  We asked people around who told us to go back to Eden Park Station and its on the other side of the road.  We became frustrated and tired then called Sandra  again, who then met us at Eden Park Station and took us through the right pathway.  To our greatest surprise there were two exits,  north and south, our confusion resulted from passing through the south exit instead of the north.  It took less than five minutes to get to  Sandra’s home.  So disappointed we were to have spent so long a time  going in the wrong direction.

Sometimes in life, simple mistakes are made which  can be extremely expensive.  There are consequences for every mistakes made like in this case we took the wrong route. But the Lord is there to correct your mistakes and put you in the right path.  My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights Proverbs 3:11-12.   Because He is our Heavenly Father and we are His little children, when we go in the wrong direction, He is always there to correct, guide and lead us in the path of righteousness. But the question is? Are you ready to listen to God when He instructs you come back, do a detour and start afresh? You could be so engrossed in the complaints of why it should happen His way.  His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts  (Isaiah 55:8-9).  When you plan your life’s journey, put  Him in the picture so He can direct your path every step of the way.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths Proverbs 3:5-6.  You walk with Him, step by step everyday of your life and He will always be there.

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Prayer is an art of communion with the Lord or a two way communication to God. You speak to Him and in return hear from Him, from you to the Lord and the Lord to you.  My journey as a believer has been a rough bumpy ride, along the way I have learnt to communicate with the Lord wit the help of the Holy Spirit.  In the past, challenges tried to overwhelm me and it  became  tough to pray because my eyes were fixed on the situation.  Now I  have learnt to fix my eyes on the Lord, click here for post on My eyes are fixed on You.   It surely has been a learning process during this period.  What has kept me pressing on is understanding the key importance of prayer and its effects when we pray the right way.  Below are the highlighted the key importance of prayer to me :

DEEPER LEVEL OF INTIMACY: Prayer has developed my relationship with the Lord to a deeper level of intimacy.  In His presence is the vulnerability of a child’s heart.  Opening my heart, releasing every emotional pains, brokenness, bitterness, unforgiveness, laying them at the cross then cleansing and purifying my heart through the blood of Jesus helps me to have direct access through Christ my mediator.  If you search for the Lord wholeheartedly He will find you and meet you at your point of need,  Jeremiah 29:13 NLT.  This requires complete surrender and release to Lord Jesus Christ all your burdens so He deals with it not you but the Lord takes charge.
INCREASED TRUST IN THE LORD: The more you seek Him the more you know more of who He is.  As you know more of Him, your trust in the Lord increases thereby increasing your level of faith, click here for How to build your faith in God.   It is essential to develop a time of seeking Him behind closed doors to receive words of love, encouragement and direction.  Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come Jeremiah 33:3 NLT. 

ASSURANCE THAT HE HAS ANSWERED YOUR PRAYERS: The word of God says ask and you shall receive seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall open, Matthew 7:7. Because He is our Heavenly Father He knows whats best for us and He will not give us a stone for bread.  When you pray with a pure right heart He will surely answer you.  And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him 1 John 5:14 NLT. 

PLACE OF SECURITY: When you abide in His presence you arrive at a place of rest and security, where your heart and mind is at rest because you are under the shadow of His wings and in the secret place of the Most High, Psalm 91:1 amp.  Prayer helps you to arrive at that place of security.  Never stop praying 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT, it is as simple as that never stop praying, praying always in the spirit, thanking Him for what He has done, praising Him and meditating on His words.  Keep persevering, do not give up, keep on praying.  In His presence is where you will find peace and joy, in a time of intimacy with the Lord.

Comment on what has kept you persevering during the stormy dry seasons and what is the importance of prayers to you?

From Daddy

This a letter from Daddy who loves us dearly.  As our heavenly Father’s children, we always need loving, comforting, encouraging, healing and much more from God.  While dwelling in His presence, I was encouraged to share these words from Daddy, in a letter format that it will bring healing and restoration to someones life through Christ Jesus

The I’s , Me, My refers to the Lord Jesus while you and yours is the Child.

Verses to meditate on : Isaiah 43:4, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 46:10, John 14:6, Deuteronomy 31:8, Matthew 11:28-30

Letter from Daddy 

Dear Child,
I love you so much from the depths of My heart.  I have your heart and know the intimate matters that bothers you, even the secrets petitions of your heart .  I know the strong desires of your heart because I am Lord Almighty, the lover of your soul.  I am with you always, never will I leave you nor forsake you.

Dont worry about worry about the pressures of this life.  Look I have taken care of it all, only if you could see beyond the situation.  I have made a way where there seemed to be no way.  The crooked path has been made straight. My yoke is easy and My burden is light, take My yoke, rest in Me.  I am taking you to a place of rest, where you do not have to fret about the bits and pieces of life.  Be still and know that I am God.  Be still, be still I said, I am leading you beside the still waters to restore your soul and make you perfectly whole again.

I know I have broken, crushed you into pieces and you have given up on life. You have stopped in the middle of the road wondering which direction to turn. Life seems so meaningless to you, you have been hurt, disappointed by people you have trusted and loved.  My precious child, I am the Potter, you are the clay, I will mold you back the way I want you to be, during this process the clutters, dirty pieces and junks will be taken off.  I am the way, the truth and life, follow Me and I will show you the way.  Trust Me lean not on your on own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Me, I will direct your path.

Your Daddy
Lord Jesus

 

I hope you were blessed by this letter from Daddy.  May He strengthen you, guide you and uphold you.   This is from Daddy (Heavenly Father) to you.