Tag: Hope

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

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Lord Jesus, the lover of my soul, my strength and rock, give me the strength to keep standing.  Even in the midst of the storm, I shall not fall but You shall carry me on wings like eagles.  Teach me Your ways, my heart holds on to Your words oh Lord.  While I wait on You, I pray that you strengthen my weak bones and stir up my heart never to loose hope in You.  Because hope differed makes the heart sick but when desire comes it is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).  For You promised never to leave me nor forsake me and when I pass through the waters You shall be be with me and they shall not overflow me, when I walk through the fire, I shall not be burned.

I keep standing on Your word for it shall not return to You void.  I stand on Your rock for You are my firm foundation where I am solidly rooted in Your love.  I remain standing, abiding in Your love and Word that my joy will overflow.  I stand for I have firm confident assurance and know within my heart that You will never fail me.  Thank You Lord for answered prayers in Jesus Name Amen

 

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He leads me (2)

By Ngozi Ngadi
After so many months  of training to be a roadworthy driver, I am glad to say that I have passed my practical driving test for the first time ever in my life.   It takes a lot of courage and determination to keep persevering in life to achieve your set goals.   A while ago I wrote a post about how the Lord leads me using the challenges I experienced on my journey to pass my practical driving test and relating it to my relationship with The Lord.  I spoke about the four key mistakes made which were  not listening to instructions, not applying the right instructions, fear of the unknown and scared of large vehicles, And these were applied to my daily walk with the Lord .
Driving is a lifetime skills that requires taking ownership and responsibilities. My focus this time would be on how I passed my driving test successfully and would use my experience in application to my relationship with the Lord.  Here are seven key points that I used to scale through and how He leads me:
  1. Took note of my faults and correct them: When I made silly mistakes my instructor got really disappointed with me occasionally because he knew I could do better than that.  When mistakes have been made or the wrong path taken, I confess my sins and flaws to Him, keeping it real with the willingness to listen and  to obey His instruction and counsel. Proverbs 3:12
  2. Aim for perfection:  There are points for every minor  faults made and a major faults could cause instant failure.  My main objective was to avoid all major faults and reduce all minor faults so I aimed for perfection.  In my walk with the Lord, I know I am not perfect so I cover myself under His grace, the righteousness of Christ.  So in Him I live and move. Romans 3:24, Acts 17:28.
  3. Did not allow my weakness to supersede: Being aware of my weaknesses, ensured that it did not take hold of me. The Lord knows my weaknesses and strengths but in my weaknesses I find strength in Him by His grace.  1 Corinthians 1:3-5, 1 Corinthians 15:10.
  4. Spoke to my heart : During my driving lessons, I  encouraged  myself by speaking to myself that I can drive, speaking positive words into my heart. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, with Him on my side I have got nothing to worry about.  Philippians 4:13.
  5. Determination and perseverance: There were times  when I felt like giving up, every negative thoughts and reasons why I should not continue with the lessons cropped up into my mind.  However my determination and perseverance to achieve my set goal kept me pressing on and hard.  In life challenges I stand firmly in the Lord who sees me through it all. 2 Corinthians 4:8, Philippians 3:12.
  6. Grace: On the day of my test, I had a good examiner who made me feel so comfortable during the test.  Some call it luck but I say its the favour of the Most High God.  His grace covers me like a shield.  Psalms 5:12.
  7. Prayer:  I prayed to God and He heard my cry.  When you seek Him, you will find Him and when you ask you shall receive.  Matthew 7:7

 

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Building trust is essential in every relationship especially marriages.  You might have been hurt in the past and such relationships might have failed you several times that you held back to avoid anymore triggers.  Trust is a key part in every relationship, your employers must trust you to employ you or  your must show some reasonable position of reliability to be employable.  Friendships require trust to build healthy relationships.  Sometimes you trust someone then they stab you in the back consequently  anger,disappointments and so on creeps in gradually.  When this happens run to God and take refuge in Him.  You know what, your sole trust should be in God.  He is perfect and complete, there are no flaws in Him.  On the other side human beings are imperfect with their weaknesses and flaws.  Your refuge or place of safety should be in the Lord.  Trust God more than man and He will never forsake or fail you.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans Psalm 118:8 NIV.  

To trust God means to having complete dependence, reliance and support in Him.  It is your ability to cling to, lean on at all times and have total confidence in Him that He will see you through every problems or challenges you experience.  Trusting God to me means my wholes being (spirit, body and soul) clings to Him, even when I don’t understand what’s going on, I still lean on His own understanding and permit Him to direct my path.

My trust is fastened to God as I lift my life to Him.  And I am certain I will not be put to shame because I trust in You.  O Lord, I give my life to you.      I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced,   or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat Psalm 25:1-2.   As I let go, He takes control.  Though it may seem like I am forgotten, though it may look like I have been left behind in this race, I know certainly that He never forgets those who put their trust in Him and keeps me in perfect peace because my eyes are fixed on Him (Nahum 1:7, Isaiah 26:3-4)

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! 4 Trust in the Lord always,
for the Lord God is the eternal Rock Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT.

Prayer

Father I thank You for today and what You have done in the past.  I pray for those who are loosing faith and trust in God at this hour, time and season that You would strengthen and give them perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Their eyes would be fixed on You and You alone, I pray oh Lord that they will shift their focus from the situation and trust You more because with You all things are possible.  I declare that with You all things are possible so Lord have Your way in their lives and take control in Jesus name.  Heal their hearts of every pains, bitterness and unforgiveness that they have experienced as a result of broken relationships.  You heal the broken hearted and set the captives free so where the spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty.  I declare liberty in every area of their lives and fulfillment of Your will and purpose that whatever they have asked You in Your name according to Your will they will receive it in JESUS MIGHTY NAME I PRAY and everyone says AMEN.

 

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