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God will bring you down a peg.

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Proverbs 8: 13 (AMP) “The [reverent] fear and worshipful awe of the LORD includes the hatred of evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, and the perverted mouth, I hate.”

Take it from me, don't think you can judge people and get away with it. God will bring you down a peg. The funny thing is I never really seem to learn.
God hates people who are filled with pride and are arrogant. Here are two life experiences I can share with you today on being arrogant and prideful. I was sitting in church and I had the cheek to think badly of an anointed man from God. I looked at him while he was praying and thought to myself, you hypocrite.
Nothing happened to me at that stage but a week later, I had a bleeding stomach and wouldn't go and see a doctor. I walked with the bleeding stomach for probably 4 weeks. I realized my mistake and confessed my sin before God asking Him for His forgiveness. I set the anointed man of God free and repented. I was healed. No jokes.
In the other event, I said…

Jesus calms the sea!

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Mark 4: 39 ESV “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”
Jesus calms a storm. Sometimes things don’t always pan out the way I planned them. I am reminded of something that happened over the weekend. I love baking and I had baked a couple of cakes, to my horror and disappointment the one cake collapsed. I was so upset and angry because that meant I had to bake another and this would mean I lost all my profit on the cake.
I was so upset that by the time I went to bed, my peptic ulcer started up. I couldn’t fall asleep and to top it off I started to sneeze. Today I have a full blown “cold” which isn’t very pleasant. My head is stuffy and my ears feel like I can hear you speaking through a tunnel. My throat is sore and I have sinus.
What I have learned from this experience is God allows thing even small things to happen in our lives to see what we do. Our reactions and how we relate to others. Mine wasn’t very …

Are you brokenhearted?

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Psalm 147: 3 (AMP) “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].”
I doubt there is anybody that can heal a broken hearted person. I was a person that was truly broken hearted. The person I trusted the most was the person that broke me. Today I have forgiven that person; it took me forever to get over the pain and abuse.
People who struggle with a broken heart tend to try and cover it up. I would pretend that everything was going well when in fact my life was in total havoc. I have heard someone say you are responsible for the “look on your face.” It’s true I used to carry my heart on my sleeve. People would notice something was wrong.
It took me a very, very long time to forgive this person and it still pains me to think of the things I had to endure. My character was being molded and I was changing.
The only place I still find solace is with the LORD. I had to learn a very specific lesson, I must not allow evil to conquer me but …

I want to give thanks to the LORD

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Psalm 138: 8 “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
It is my heart’s desire to come to the LORD each and every day to bring praises and say thank You for all the gifts out of my LORD’s hands. I am grateful that the LORD fulfilled His purpose for me, His steadfast love, endures forever. He doesn’t forsake the work of His hands. LORD with all my heart and my soul and mind, I want to come and say thank You.
In communing with You today I want to give You thanks, LORD. LORD, I believe You hear our prayers for salvation and help. I want to pray and say thank You for renewing our minds, through Your Holy Word.
I believe truly in You LORD and that You have my best interest at heart. I want to bring You praise and worship for helping me this year. I also want to say thank You for answered prayers. LORD as I face today, help me not for lose sign of Your goodness, Your purpose and Your blessings in my life.
Praye…

Is worry giving you an ulcer?

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Philippians 4: 6 (Amp) “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests know to God.”
Worry is something that used to drive me crazy, I used to worry about my kids, I used to worry about clothes, I used to worry about food, I used to worry about my finances. In the last couple of years, I can honestly say I don’t worry. If I feel anxious or worried I will start praying. I am not being religious this is my only option. I feel that I cannot share what I am going through with anybody around me. I feel that I can only speak to God.
I will keep on praying for an answer until I get it, I don’t think about my problem all the time I just speak to God. I feel that He will resolve my issues and I will be just fine. My life is in His hands and when I feel worried, I pray about it.
I also understand we are human in we struggle with a lot of issues in our lives, but hey…

The Marriage Covenant

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Ephesians 5: 25; 33 (NASB) “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,”  “Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.”
1 Peter 3: 7  “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.”

Marriage is a covenant before God with two people. We started our relationship before we got married. So when you get married I think you would have been in a relationship for a long time. You get to know each other and after a lot of chatting you get to the point where you decide that marriage is the next step.
I see that husbands need to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. Wives need to love their own husband and it is also recorded that they should respect their husbands. On this…

#showing mercy

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Matthew 5: 7 (NIV) “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”
Do you know that by showing mercy to the people around you, God will show mercy to you? I realised that God’s mercy is new every day. We are so fortunate to know this and live it every day.
As I grow older I realise that without God I am nothing, I need to trust in the Lord with all my heart. Every day God shows me mercy. I am able to go to work, speak to my family and friends.
The law of giving, I believe when you sow you will reap, it really doesn’t matter what you sow, you will reap it. If you sow heartache you will reap heartache, if you sow money you will reap money. If you sow love you will reap love. If you so mercy you will so mercy.
Are there people you can trust in? People that come and assist you every day, with whatever you need.
Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your mercies are new every day, that I am able to enjoy it every day. Lord, I am grateful for Your loving kindness. Thank You that we ca…

#Monday #Prayer

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As Christians, I believe it is imperative that we stay in constant communication with the Lord. It should be the last thing on our minds in the evening before we go to bed and the first thing when we wake up in the morning.
This morning I awake around 3.00 am in the morning, I just couldn’t sleep, my mind was filled with all kinds of thoughts and then I started praying. I ask the Lord to clean my spirit and my soul. I ask God to make my heart pure so that I am acceptable in His presence. I want to change my habits and I want to draw near to God. It is my heart’s desire to become more like the Lord Jesus.
I prayed for my friends and my family, each person I called before the Lord because I believe God is in control and nothing is impossible with Him. I asked God for a surprise and He gave me an excellent surprise today.
God is awesome and greatly to be praised. We must worship and praise God each and every day. Lord God is our source of survival always.
Prayer
As I come into Your presence…

God’s Plan will be accomplished.

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1 John 5: 14-15 (AMP)
This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.”
I have come to realise that whatever God's plans are they will come to fulfilment. A characteristic of perseverance isn't something I enjoyed learning. It struck me that when I started something I had to carry it through even though I didn't want to.
Today I realized that I had been placed in this position for a reason. God's plan is being accomplished and I am in God's will for my life. In this position, I am receiving the blessings meant for this position.
My future isn't clear to me and I am hoping to continue work…

The Spirit helps you die.

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I believe we have to attend two important appointments in our lives. The first appointment is unknown, death. We do not know when our number is up and we are called home. The second appointment is unknown, judgement day.
2 Timothy 4: 16 – 17 (ESV)
“At my first defence no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.”
Paul was going to through a tough time and it was clear that he was distressed. The thing that stood out for me is in his hour of need all his friends deserted him. He was left standing alone; he didn’t have any support when he needed it the most. Paul also said he received strength from the Lord. His strength carried him through that he actually said it will to the advantage of the Gentiles. 
When I die it is my hope that my family will be there with me, supportin…