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Asking God for Good Things!

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Matthew 7:11 (AMP) 11 “If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.”
Romans Chapter 8 verse 32 reminds me that “God did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all – how will he not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” If this is the case, why is it that we do not always get all things? If God promised it to us what is stopping us from receiving it?
What if we aren’t single-minded and doubting that God actually meant all things? Or are we not being specific when we approach Him? We see in James Chapter 1 verse 6 “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” We need to believe that God is able to give us what we are asking. We also should not doubt God and be single-minded when i…

Lord, help me deal with this stress.

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1 Peter 5:7  (AMP) “casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with the deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].”
The past couple of weeks I have been struck down with a backache to the extent that on a couple of Sundays I was bedridden. I actually couldn’t get out of bed. I know that I am stressed about a situation and I have been doing everything in my control to alleviate this matter but to no avail. My friend told me I cannot change the mountain, I have to change. This stressed me even more.
I now have decided to pray these verse over my life, I am so stressed I need a word to lift me up: Psalm 57 verse 1 says “I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.” Isaiah 25 verse 4 “You have been a refuge for the poor for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm.” Genesis 28 verse 15 “I am with you and watch over you wherever you go I will …

God, I seek Your Favor with All my heart!

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Psalm 119:58 (AMP) 58 “I sought Your favour with all my heart;
Be merciful and gracious to me according to Your promise.”

I don’t think that I deserve and am worthy of God’s supernatural favour in my own life. I realise that I am a sinful person and I lack in so many areas of my life. I also know that God loves me and that I can come to His throne asking Him for His favour.
I realised again that God still favours me, I was facing a possible job loss and it would have meant I would have had to stay home the last part of this year. I wasn’t prepared for this and I didn’t want to believe the possibility of not working. I believe God changed the king's heart. Proverbs 21 verse 1 says that “the king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he wills.” Isn’t that awesome? Yes, it is awesome. God changed the king's heart towards me. I still have work. Praise God.
This has been a difficult year for me. I find that I am in opposition with people all the time…

#Friday

Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
I know for about 9 weeks I was so confused and worried that the Lord didn’t care about me. I felt so worried and my heart was breaking. It seemed like God wasn’t in my life and I was fighting the battle all by myself.
Just because I couldn’t see God’s hand in my life, doesn’t mean that God wasn’t working on my behalf. The thing is I felt so abandoned and all alone, I just could see the next day. I was reading Gods Word but I just didn’t see the Words. I felt like I was in a box and I couldn’t open the lid.
As I reflect over the past couple of weeks I realise that God is still in control, no matter what other people have to say or think of me. I know that there are a couple of people who are standing in judgement over my life, I know this by their actions. I have prayed about this asking God to forgive them they don’t know any better.
I am trusting in God, I know God knows my heart and the …

Praising You Lord!

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Psalm 139:14 Amplified Bible (AMP) 14  “I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”
As a young adult I suffered from bulimia, someone constantly told me that I was a “fat cow.” I used to look at myself in the mirror and see this fat person. I was constantly trying to maintain a weight of 57 kg, as I couldn’t drop to 50 kg. Never mind what I tried. I remember constantly shaking and my hands were not steady. I went to see a doctor and he was concerned that I may have diabetes.
Today I have put on some weight and I have stopped doing this to myself. I remarried and my husband feels that I have toothpicks for legs. I don’t see that but I try and maintain my body weight. I am constantly feeling fat and worried that I just don’t look good enough. The fact is I had been denying myself all the good foods and hurt myself in the process.
Today I will praise my Lord, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made, won…

God’s want my all!

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Isaiah 1:19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 19 
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the best of the land;"
I go to church on a regular basis, I pray and I constantly read God’s Word. I want to do more and yet, I feel that I fail dismally. In Mark 12 verse 30 God reminds us to give Him all of ourselves. Our hearts, mind, soul and strength everything. Are we succeeding in this?
My one friend spoke to me a while back and she said “Yvette, stop seeking all the blessings in your life. Start seeking God diligently, with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength and see how God blesses you. In the meantime I have been seeking God, I am sure I fail each and every time but I am still trying to get there. I believe that I am unable to do this if I don’t have God’s Holy Spirit within me. I will never be able to truly be a good person, only God is good.
Giving God my all, I have suffered everything in my God’s hands. My job, my relationships and my very ow…

Seeking God’s Praises!

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John 12:43 Amplified Bible (AMP) 43 for they loved the approval of men more than the approval of God.”
Oh dear, I am just like many other people, I am constantly looking for the praises and approval of my friends and family.  You know “well done” or “what a good job.” The sad story here is that I should be seeking God’s approval and not that of people.
How will I receive God’s praises and approval for my own life? By seeking God diligently and obeying His instruction. By doing what I know is good and that will be pleasing to God. I know that I need to draw near to Him each and every day. I do this all the time. I want to be pleasing to God.
Something I realise is that I should stop fighting with people who irritate me, I am learning to control my temper but it is a long process. I find that people bait me and before I realise it I am angry at them. I pray each and every day God place a guard over my lips so that I will watch myself. I also believe my attitude needs work and I bring this t…

I don’t see anything! God please send a little sign!

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1 Kings 18:43-44 New Living Translation (NLT) 43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.” The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.” Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. 44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.” Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”
God is always up to something. This reminds me of my own life. At the beginning of the year, I believed that I was awarded a full year contract. The end of July 2018 I was informed that my contract expired. I almost fainted.  This wasn’t something I was prepared for. I have so many commitments and I need my salary. I planned according to my contract. What I didn’t realise is that God was busy working in the background. I thought about it and believed that God would open the right door, He i…

Talk About the Miracles in Your life.

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Deuteronomy 4:9 (AMP) 9 “Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]—“
God wants us to keep on telling our children and our children's children of all the wonders and miracles that have taken place in our own lives. By testifying about the good things God has done for us, it teaches our children to trust in God. By telling our children about God's miracles in our lives lifts the expectation in our children's hearts.
The sad part is we become self-sufficient. We get distracted and forget what God has done for us. We can teach our children to take up the shield of faith, in Ephesians 6: 16. Teaching my children that God is faithful and always ready to assist and help me.
My shield of faith gets stronger and s…