Friday, 21 January 2022

Hold on to Hope

Hold on to Hope
You know people in your life is going to disappoint you and fail you. There are people who will be spreading slanders words about you and stabbing you in the back. The sad part is, it's people in your inner circle, family and a best friend. I now know the only way forward in my own life never mind the people who try to trip me up, is the Lord Jesus Christ. I will hold on to the hope of Jesus. He will not let me down, He is faithful, He is reliable and He will be my shield and my covering. Even when there is injustice around me, I know people have turned against me. I can still hope that God is coming through for me. Romans 8: 36 CSB "As it is written: Because of you we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Prayer O Lord God, You know my heart and You know my fears, my worries and my pain. I don't know how to deal with the emotional problems I am facing. I come to You now asking to help me, lift me up and let me have peace of mind. You know what people say behind my back, their knives are sharpened and they are stabbing me every now and then. I pray to forgive them, I do, please help me to ignore their spite and slander in the name of Jesus Christ my only hope. The hope I am holding onto, Jesus Christ. amen

Thursday, 20 January 2022

How do you like yourself?

How do you like yourself? This is a hard question for me, there are times when I don't like myself and other times I do. I am frustrated with my hair. I had it cut into a picksie style and now I'm sorry I did my hair needs attention every single day. Blow dry and curling otherwise I look like a boy. In reading today's scripture I must tell you that the one thing I picked up is love your neighbour as yourself. Ahhh, I'm not a very kind person to myself, how can I be kind to other people? Actually, I am, I do treat people around me. I don't like to cause people unnecessary discomfort or stress. Romans 13:9-10 Jubilee Bible 2000 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Charity works no evil to a neighbour; therefore, charity is the fulfillment of the law. I realised that God sees me and knows me and I am very loved by God. Living my life to the fullest and trying to be patient, loving and kind to everyone around me. It's a hard task my husband said to me Your name and You are exactly what Your name means. My name is from French origin "Yvette" and it meanse yew, archer. My husband reconks archer is my passion. I am a true warrior, always ready to defend and protect. Live is never boaring around me. I still find my peace in God, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is living inside of me. Yew tree is a coniferous tree. It has red berrylike fruits, and most parts of which ary poisonous. I read that the Yews according to folklore, parts of the tree are poisonous. The tree can live to a great age. And then I see it, longbows and cabinets, these items come from the timber of this tree. Prayer Oh Lord, You know and understand me, my name has some complications. I see that I am a warrior and there's the thing. I charge in and sort matter out. Please, Lord, I need You to show me that I am loved, I need to love people as myself. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Good gifts.

December 2
Good gifts. Luke 11: 13 (NIV) 13 "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." It's my hearts desire, that you may receive the Holy Spirit when you seek Him with all your heart. In receiving the Holy Spirit into your own life, you now have the opportunity of magnifying the Lord. In what way, by making the Lord Jesus manifested in our lives. How? We must become obedient, and we must stay loyal to the Lord Jesus. In Psalm 34 verse 3, we reminded to magnify the Lord and exalt His name together. You will receive good gifts from the Lord when you ask Him. As you focused on these words today, may the Holy Spirit touch your heart and soul. With praises and worship we are able to draw near to the Lord. One of the gifts I would love to have is a gift of prophetic messages. So that I may encourage other people on my way. In 1 Corinthians 14 verses 3, Paul says there are three things a prophetic word must have: "But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation, and comfort to men." Once you hear a prophetic the best way to discern that it is a good word. It should have the following: did it edify, encourage, or comforted you today. Holy Spirit it is my hearts desire to receive the good gifts from the LORD. I know it cannot be done without You Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit I know You want to work through me, here I am please use me to be someone who encourages and blesses. Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 1` Corinthians 14: 1 Prayer O Lord, as we come to You today, we pray to ask that You will give us the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, thank You for using us to bring words of encouragement and comfort to others through prophecy. Thank You that all children of God can speak or receive a prophetic word. Speak through me today. In Jesus' name, Amen

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Spirit filled life

December 1 A Spirit-Filled Life. John 14:18 (NLV) Jesus Tells of His Death
18 “I will not leave you without help as children without parents. I will come to you.” We need a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. The best way to know Him is through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is one with the Father God and the Lord Jesus, and forms part of the Godhead. When we know the Lord Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit is with us and He is our helper. In difficult times the Holy Spirit is with us and is our comforter. A spiritfilled life is what we all are striving for. Without the Holy Spirit we cannot function as mature christians. In studying the Word of God each day, we was our souls with the Word. It cleanse us and gives the Holy Spirit the ability to speak to us. Stay connected by ready and studying the Bible. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you today. Prayer Thank You, Father God, for the Word that is available to us each day. Thank You, God that we can come to You in prayer. We want to pray for our own lives and the lives of our family and friends. Lord, without the Holy Spirit we cannot get through the day. Holy Spirit, You are welcome in our lives today. Thank You, for the knowledge that You still hear our prayers. Give us wisdom and insight and unerstanding. Guidance for our plans and thoughts today we pray in Jesus Christs name. Amen

Monday, 22 November 2021

I am confirmed, anointed and sealed in Christ.

November 22 I am confirmed, anointed and sealed in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:21 (ISV) 21 "Now the one who makes us—and you as well—secure in union with the Messiah and has anointed us is God."
God gives us the Holy Spirit so that we can build a strong relationship with the Lord Jesus. We are now able to spend time with Him. To be anointed means we apart from others, the Holy Spirit covers us and helps us with our work going forward. We equipped to spread the Good News. God also sealed each one of us with His Holy Spirit, a mark and God set the Holy Spirit inside of each one of us. Bearing the mark (Holy Spirit) in our own lives proves that God is with us. If you do not have the Holy Spirit, pray and ask the Lord to anoint you with His Spirit. Speak to Your Pastor or Minister. Prayer Our Father; in heaven, hallowed be your name. Please help me bring my prayers in alinement with Your Word today. Thank You, Father, for Your loving kindness and Your mercy new every day. Praise and honour to You, Lord for You know and understand me. Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

I'm free from charges of condemnation.

November 21 I'm free from charges of condemnation.
Romans 8:33-34 (TLB) 33 "Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honour next to God, pleading for us there in heaven." Lord God, thank You that we are free from any charges of condemnation against us. You have chosen us for Your own. We want to take this time in worshipping You and praising Your Name. You have given us the assurance we are free in Jesus Holy Name. If you have feelings of condemnation, shake them off, it's not coming from God or the Lord Jesus. Meditate on the scripture today. Psalm 143: 10 (NRSV) "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path." I am waiting expectantly to be taught by God. Isaiah 58:9 (NRSV) "Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; youy shall cr5 for help, and he will say, Here I am . . . The LORD will guid you continually." Prayer Abba Father, Lord, please teach us and help us to stay focused on Your word. In humble prayer, we ask to remind us of our standing with You in our hour of need. Lord, by myself, I can do nothing; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is , for I seek not to please myself but Him. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Saturday, 20 November 2021

All things, we love God.

November 20 All things, we love God.
Romans 8:28 (TLB) 28 "And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans." Sometimes life takes us to unexpected places, and we may feel it cannot be right. We know God lets all things happen for the good of those who love Him. Looking at it from my perspective, I had a contract job for ten months; I was so unhappy that I could not say on. Then I reminded myself, all things work together for the good of those who love God. So, going forward, I wait on the Lord when the time is right He will open the right doors for me to work again. Don't despair; God knows best. I encourage you today, trust in God. I am grateful that the LORD, is true and faithful, all thing work for those who love God. It's been two years since I have worked and I am happy to say, God opened a shut door. I am returning to work in 2022 for another year. Glory and honor to the Lord God. It's difficult to find work at my age, and without complaining and worrying God, opened a door for me. I was thinking, I wouldn't work again, Im too old. God said, don't worry I will make away. And now Im getting ready to return to work. Praise the Lord, He has come through for me. Prayer Abba Father, I will find You, Lord, when I seek You with all my heart and with all my soul. O Lord, I call You, and you found me. Great and mighty are You, thank You, thank You, thank You, Lord for You have opened a door for me. I know it was closed and You opened it for me. Praise and glory to Your Holy Name, You are in control over every situation in our lives. Blessing and honor to You, Lord Jesus. We need You Lord Jesus, Amen.

Friday, 19 November 2021

Square leaf knitting

Square leaf knitting
Mom used to knit these little squares and she made a beautiful bedspread for her double bed. I loved the little leaves sticking out. I lost my pattern for the square leaf blanket and I tried to knit this out of my head. To my surprise, I remembered the pattern. I am still tweaking it here and there. When knitting it seems your brain remembers a lot more than you think. As I was knitting I picked up the pattern and have completed a couple of squres. I showed the pattern to my mom and I hope she understands my thinking. I sat behind my PC and typed each row. I would knit one-row type the pattern on the page. It's my best effort, and we hope she can knit a blanket going forward. The challenge was the ending but I realised I should have kept to my original stitches. I got this down now.

We have no Condemnation

November 19
We have no Condemnation. Romans 8:1-2 (TLB) 1 "So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 For the power of the life-giving Spirit—and this power is mine through Christ Jesus—has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death." We are free from condemnation, and God convicts one and Satan condemns one. In John 3 verse 17, we see that God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Jesus is our redeemer, and with Him, we can face any circumstances. Today, you might be facing difficult circumstance. It may feel like you're condemned, shake it off. Remember who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ. Any evil thoughts spring to mind, remind yourself who you are in Christ. He has given us the life-giving Spirit, the power to free us from the vicious circle of sin and death. Embrace the Lord Jesus and draw near to Him each day. Be omindfulf the presence of the Lord. God's words will never return empty to Him, we know what He says will take place. Prayer O Lord God, thank You that we may come to learn our position in the Lord Jesus Christ. No condemnation comes through the Power of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we are free from sin and death. His grace is more than enough to safe. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Thursday, 18 November 2021

"You have everything when you have Christ."

November 18
"You have everything when you have Christ." Colossians 2:10 (TLB) 10 "So you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through your union with Christ. He is the highest Ruler, with authority over every other power." Everything we have in life is a gift from God. We first need to understand God's love for us. We need to experience God's love in our lives. We need to realise that God loves us completely; nothing we do can ever stop God from loving us. That is when we understand that when we have everything, we have Christ. We, though, are going to love - love and be loved. First, we where loved, now we love. He loved us first. 1 John 4, verse 19. We may not think about this, but we need to renew our relationships with ourselves. Why? We spend a lot of time with ourselves, and I need to to get along with me. In loving myself in a balanced way, I am affirming God as my creator. Prayer Abba Father, according to Your Word, I kneel before You, I have everything when I have Christ. Lord, help me to live a balanced life, focused and meditated on You. I have everything when I have You, Lord Jesus. Bless my life, my family and my friends in Your Holy Name, Amen.

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Free and Forgiven

November 17
Free and Forgiven. Colossians 1:14 (TLB) 14 "Who bought our freedom with his blood and forgave us all our sins." If we understand the scripture set before us today. If we do, Jesus should have a dramatic impact on the way we are living right now. The Lord Jesus is in a league of His own when it comes to forgiveness of sins. I doubt I have the same way of dealing with forgiveness as He does. I hope that I don't view this without know the implications for my sins. I reflect and meditate on what happened to the Lord Jesus. When Jesus Christ's aggressors committed the ultimate crime, they executed their holy Creator. I keep grudges against my fellow man, am I holding a horrible illegitimate grudge? If the Lord Jesus was able to forgive me of all my iniquities, then why do I still bear grudges against people who hurt me? So in all fairness do I emulate God's grace in my life? Prayer Abba Father, Lord it is by free grace that I have salvation through faith. And this salvation is not of myself, but it is the gift of You Lord. Today, LORD may I stay in Your grace, if I am proud or arrogant, please forgive me. Let Your Word was over my soul, mind and cleanse my heart. Without You Lord Jesus I cannot face this day. Thank You, for paying the ultimate price on the cross for my sins. All glory and honor due to Your Holy Name. Amen

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