Tag: His Yoke is easy

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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When challenges tries to weigh you down or you are  being overwhelmed by  problems at work, in your marriage or  financial difficulties.  You have tried every tricks in the book but nothing ever seems to work out rather it gets worse.  You have various choices either to forget there is God and accept it as a norm or take a stand not giving up regardless of what you are passing through and remain faithful to the Lord God till the end.  For the best is yet to come and this is only temporary, for it is not over until the Lord says so.  You know what, you can overcome them all

When you experience challenges or hurdles in life, He is there to walk with you through the fire and you will not get burnt, when you pass through the waters it shall not overflow you and He is with you always (Isaiah 43:2).  The fact is you will experience problems that could range from your inability to pay your bills, rent to worse scenarios of facing eviction, repossession of your property, terminal illness and so on.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it 1 Corinthian 10:13

But how you deal with them all knowing that God would not allow you to pass through trials or temptations that would be too much for you to handle.  He knows your limitations and knows that you can overcome them all, from the little day to day problems to the worse discouraging frustrating problems.

He is faithful to see you through it all.  Don’t ever give up on God because He won’t give up on you.  He is able and willing to deliver and see you through your traumatic depressing pains of the present, past and future circumstances.  He wants you to walk with Him and He would work it out, for His yoke is easy and His burdens are light.  Take His yoke and find rest in Him

Whatever you are going through is only temporary and it all shall be over very soon.  You are an overcomer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  When it feels like you are about to have a pity party; why me, when God when, this is not fair, why do You hate me so much, I can’t move on any longer, I tired of waiting, why don’t I just die or kill myself because this is too much and much more.

Take your authority in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to decree and declare , for God has given you power and authority to pull down and destroy everything that is not of God, build and establish His word and promises over your life as it is in heaven.  Whatever you bind in your environment, life  is bound in heaven, whatever you break loose in your environment, life is  loosed in heaven.

 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19

 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew 18:18

MY PRAYER FOR YOU

Father I pray that You come and give Your children perfect peace, soundness of mind and love.  Bring them to the place of understanding who you are in their lives so they can begin to decree and declare a thing and it shall be established, bind and loose as it is in heaven, open and shut doors with your power and authority as Royalties, Chosen Ones, and Royal Priesthoods in You.  Heal their broken hearts, give them Your yoke for it is easy to carry and bring them to a place of rest and restoration.  Whatever they have lost may they pursue and recover all in abundance in Jesus Name Amen.

 

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Sometimes the ups and downs of life can get in the way of your relationship with our Heavenly Father.  There is bills to pay, family responsibilities or emotional stress that tries to press you down.  The burdens you carry can become so heavy to the extent you feel like giving up on life or your mind becomes cluttered with resolutions to the problems you experience.  The Lord wants you to walk and work with Him and learn the unforced rhythm of His grace .  ‘Walk and work with Me’, ‘learn from Me’ and you will find rest.  His yoke is easy and His burdens are light, take His yoke and rest in Him.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Mathew 11:28-30 Message

On a regular basis, I reexamine myself  to check out where I am with my relationship with the Lord.  During these times I enquire of God with regards to my progress in my walk with Him.  You have searched me, Lord,   and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.  Psalm 139:1-3 NIV  Sometimes it seems like I am far away from Him and other times I feel so close but with the desire to get even closer to Him.  I find myself answering questions, ticking checkboxes of my strength areas and crossing out where I need to work on.  Today there are three questions thrown at you right below, search your hearts, test yourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit .

Do you have a relationship with the Lord?

Trials and tribulations can stand in the way of your relationship with the Lord.  Your eyes can be pinned unto the problems of life and forgetting the God we serve. You can be tired, worn out and burned out on religion that you don’t know what to do.  So if you do not have a relationship with the Lord, He is saying to you ” Come to Me, come to Me you broken one and I will give you rest.  Come to Me you burdened and heavy hearted one and I will make it easy and lighten your burden”.  The Lord wants you to start afresh, if you don’t have a relationship with Him and if you do have one, He wants you to be closer to Him

Have you found rest in Him?

Finding rest in Him is when your mind is renewed, your soul is refreshed, you are not worried about the present, past or future because you know that God will work it out (Psalm 47:10, Psalm 23:1-2).  Whatever happens you still trust God so nothing shall separate you from the love of God(Romans 8:35).  Finding rest is abiding in the secret place of the Most High..  You can only find rest in Him when you have an intimate relationship with God.  Knowing fully well that your can always go to Him and pour your heart out to Him, tell Him where it hurts and He brings healing and restoration.

How do you walk and work with God?

Your walk with the Lord is a journey and along the road He shows you His unforced rhythms of grace, for you can’t do it on your own.  His grace is sufficient to carry you through every challenge you experience.  So when it seems like there is no way and you have come to the end of the road, rest in Him and trust Him to see you through.  The road might seem so rough and bumpy but our Heavenly Father is there to walk with you, teach you the easy, light way and ability to live freely in abundance of His grace through Christ.  Its a process and you have a responsibility to play in working with God and He will work it out.  He will speak to you through the Holy Spirit to encourage, counsel, help and guide you.  You will listen to His voice and obey His instructions.

 Prayer

Lord I pray for those who passing through a difficult season that You will strengthen them and lighten their burdens, for Your yoke is easy and Your burdens are light.  Nothing is too difficult for You, I pray that You will give them peace that surpasses all understanding and they will find rest in You.  Lord let their walk with You be steady and easy, learning the unforced rhythm of grace.  In Jesus Name I pray Amen, Amen and Amen

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