LIVING out the gospel.

Good day beautiful human beings,

Today I will be discussing about the Holy Bible, a fundamental tool which I believe every believer should be familiar with. So without further ado I will jump straight to the several points which I desire to present to you.

Firstly I do not in any way doubt the authenticity, authority, accuracy, and power of the word of God, but I do believe many of us have fallen into the habit of underestimating LIVING out the word of God!

Some people may have never stepped into a church, or heard a sermon in their entire lifetime, but get to SEE, FEEL, and EXPERIENCE the power of the gospel through the way a believer lives!

Your actions, inactions, and speech, speaks VOLUMES to those around you, your family, friends and co-workers! So be very careful with how you carry yourself as the way you behave can either drive people away from the faith, or bring glory to God!

Now let’s look at the life of Christ as the perfect example. Christ lived a life fuelled by the power of the word of God!

Christ IS the word in flesh, the word in flesh appearing/revealed to the the world! Wherever Christ went He made an impact! Many people were drawn to Him because He was different to the others (the Pharisees and Sadducees), He spoke with great power and authority (Mark 1:22)! He reached out to those rejected by society, He healed the sick, showed kindness to those in need, He openly spoke out to individuals labelled as ‘outcasts’. Everything He did was the result of an expression of His great love for mankind.

John 1:1 ~ In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 ~ So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

John 4:7-9 ~ When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

Holy scripture states that we’re called to be like Christ (Philippians 2:5), and I believe we can learn a great lesson from Christ in this area. We must truly strive to love our neighbours. So I’m going to share a few things I do that I believe express my faith in God (ways I live out the gospel) without me stating I’m a Christian.

Philippians 2:5 ~ In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.

(Just a quick side note I do believe that our actions can attract people to Christ but ultimately a person needs to hear the truth of the gospel and BELIEVE. And the bible states how can they believe unless they hear? (Romans 10:14). We can attract people by our actions which provides the open door for them to hear about our faith when they ask us certain questions 😀).

1. Holding back my tongue when someone is rude in order not to speak evil back.

2. Repaying evil actions with kindness.

3. Avoiding speaking negatively about others. And when in the presence of others who do so, either change the topic of conversation, or state one nice thing about the individual being negatively spoken about.

4. Not allow my anger to control me whilst driving, say NO to road rage people.

5. Not using profane language.

6. Avoiding watching and listening to sexually immoral material.

7. Continually striving to work in peace with challenging humans (still a working progress but God is definitely fine tuning me 😅).

8. I’m working on investing in the lives of others in areas which they need support.

I will be doing a follow up posting sharing how reading the bible has impacted my faith, and tips on how to read through the word. Also don’t feel discouraged if you’re not much of a strong reader, you can still experience the power of the word through audible means.

I hope you’ve managed to take away something from today’s post, but I desire for you to remember it’s usually the acts of kindness which you deem to be small, or insignificant, which make the biggest difference. Such as a smile, your smile is beautiful and has the power to light up a room, and to touch a human soul. So…. SMILE MORE PEOPLE 😀.

Proverbs 15:30 ~ “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”

God bless

Sending love and blessings your way 😘

A shoutout to all the amazing parents out there!

Hey beautiful people

This post is specifically dedicated to

all the parents out there!!! I want to remind you that you play such a SIGNIFICANT role in your childrens lives, therefore don’t see yourself as unimportant. Speaking from an adult child’s perspective my parents are definitely my real life superhero’s, and I totally get why the bible states MULTIPLE times, that one should honour their parents.

Exodus 20:12 ~ Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Ephesians 6:2 ~ Honour your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise.

You wonderful human beings deserve respect regardless of wether you’ve raised one child or an entire football team! Biological parent or not you’re worthy of respect. Although I am not a parent yet (I do look forward to being one in the future God willing) I do understand that ‘MOST’ loving parents sacrifice SO much for their children. Raising another human being is a life investment, my hat goes off to all the amazing fathers and mothers reading!

Without further ado I shall go onto share a quick word of encouragement!

You may not be a millionaire, neither may you be part of the wealthiest group of people within society, but you can still give your child the best life possible, by being there for them and speaking words of affirmation into their ears! Hearing that you’re loved is one of the greatest words one can hear in their entire lifetime! Your child may not remember all the gifts you give them, or be aware of how much money you’ve spent on them, but they will always remember the times when you spoke words of encouragement when they felt like giving up. It’s very difficult to erase such precious memories! They’ll remember the times when you stood by them when no other human being could! Parents you’re significant! You are your child’s real life superhero’s!

God the Father audibly spoke out that He was pleased with His Son, and His Son brings Him great joy! We can all learn a lesson from God and tell our children we’re pleased with them and that we love them dearly.

Matthew 3:17 ~ And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”

Matthew 17:5 ~ He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

(A quick side note for those who grew up without parents, God is a Father to the fatherless, the love He has for us is stronger than that which a mother has for her child. I am not ignorant to the fact that sadly some parents abandon their duty of care, but God is the perfect Father who will never abandon His children).

Psalm 68:5 ~ A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

During times of emotional difficulty money doesn’t always help, its words of affirmation that help us get through! Knowing that all you need to do is call a loved one for help/advice is such a great blessing! So parents use your words to build your children up and not tear them down, and remember YOU ARE PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE.

Love from

The godly lady

X

Why are you fasting though???

Hey lovely humans

I can’t believe today is the last day of January 2020, time flies by SOOOO fast. But I’ll jump straight to the point, today I’ll be talking about FASTING. It’s something which the Holy Spirit has been convicting me about with regards to the importance of ones heart being right with the Lord.

So I know that it’s common for Individuals and churches to fast during the first month of the new year but I believe it is VERY important when fasting to be led by the Holy Spirit, one should not be ‘forced to fast’. Another matter which I’d like to highlight which slightly annoys me is that we shouldn’t be fasting to lose weight! Fasting should NOT be used as a diet plan to shed a couple of pounds, but be used as a way in which we draw closer to our Heavenly Father! Sorry to disappoint but not every person loses weight whilst fasting, and if that’s your sole purpose for fasting in the first place you may be terribly saddened when you don’t see any results of weight reduction. But if you do I guess it’d be a plus for many, but shouldn’t be the SOLE purpose for abstaining from food for a period of time. Fasting and praying should be a way of life for us believers, fasting shouldn’t be done as a last resort during dire times, but should be incorporated into our lives on a regular basis.

 

Luke 2:37~ And then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.

Luke 18:12~ ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’

^^^ Although this Pharisee fasted twice a week His heart was not in the right place. I shall go onto discuss the matter of the heart later on in this post 😀.

Now I desire to make it VERY clear that people should fast if they are medically fit to do so. And if you suffer from certain health challenges you should seek medical advice from your Doctor on if it wise for you to fast or potentially do a partial fast.

I believe it is extremely vital for an individual to be aware of their physical health. Fasting whilst sick and on antibiotics is not so clever. God pulled me up about this actually. He brought me to question myself to see if I was fasting to honour Him, or to prove to myself how strong willed I am by being able to forgo water and food whilst being ill. God also reminded me that He is a COMPASSIONATE GOD, please let that sink in for a moment….. He doesn’t sit there in heaven shaking His head in disappointment because you’ve missed a day of fasting. Be wise in your decision making and remember that God knows that even though we are spiritual beings, we have bodies which need looking after. Bodies which experience wear and tear and which grow old. Another piece of advice I’d like to share goes out to all my fellow young ladies! If you do choose to fast whilst menstruating drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. But if you feel led to do a dry fast so be it, but USE WISDOM.

With regards to how often one should fast, I believe it is wise to seek the Holy Spirit for counsel. Some individuals may choose to fast once or twice a week, whilst others may choose once a month. Others may select to do a solid month straight in a year. The type of fasting I’m talking of here involves having a meal in the evening. Some people choose to forgo liquids too but as mentioned earlier ask the Holy Spirt on how He desires for YOU to worship God. Instead of trying to copy someone else.

Fasting is a great way in which we can connect with God. During my periods of fasting I find that I have an increased ability to hear from God because my mind is not so consumed with thoughts of what I’m going to eat/cook during the day! I gain the strength and time to do church work, write my blog posts and spend more time in prayer. Fasting provides me with the wonderful opportunity to study the word in more depth, plus I gain the chance to read books which edify my spirit. It’s a time of bliss, a time where I really get to enjoy God and write poems to Him. Don’t miss out on such a great opportunity to connect with God if you’re medically fit to do so 😀!

The bottom line is that when fasting our hearts should be in the right place, we ought to fast for the right reasons. During such times we must treat others with kindness and show mercy to all those who cross our paths. Our hearts should not be filled with bitterness, resentment or unforgiveness! A pure heart is what truly honours and pleases God, so when fasting aspire to have a heart which pleases the Lord!

 

Matthew 6:16 ~ When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

 

Isaiah 58:6-7 ~ 6 No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. 7 Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

God bless people

Love from the

Christian Lady After Gods Own Heart

When prayer is a struggle

Hey beautiful people, I hope this post meets you well? As you know I love to share from personal experience, which is exactly what I’ll be doing today, and the chosen topic of focus is prayer…. Prayer is one of the KEY aspects of the Christian faith as it is how we communicate with God. Now I’ll be very honest with you and say that there have been some periods in my life where having this frequent connection with God has been EXTREMELY challenging for a number of reasons, one of which I will explain later on in this post. Lack of harmonious fellowship with God or simply struggling to connect with your Heavenly Father can really get you down in the dumps. I know that such times can be very frustrating which is why I’d like to share some tips with you on how to get through such daunting periods during your faith walk! Also don’t forget that you’re in good company as some of the disciples fell asleep when Jesus asked them to pray with Him (Matthew 26:40). Don’t beat yourself up to the point where you completely distance yourself from God because you’re disappointed in yourself for not praying as you ought to. Simply keep on praying! Pray even when you don’t feel like it.

Lately I’ve repeatedly experienced a sense of heaviness within my soul which made it very difficult for me to pray. My mind felt distracted, I’d find myself lost for words as my brain seemed fogged. I decided to share my dilemma with my mum who also stated that she has experienced such feelings before too. She was able to advice me to lift up a song of praise during such moments and encouraged me to listen to godly music. I cannot stress the importance of selectively sharing your struggles with others enough, as they may be able to help/encourage you. Never hurt alone! Sharing my struggle was a great blessing for me. I personally believe that God can speak to us and encourage us through people as well as through the Bible and nature etc.

Now I’d like to focus on praise for a bit, because I believe that many of us underestimate the power of songs of praise. Singing onto God is also a form of prayer (warfare), it’s a powerful way in which we can bless and worship God, and in doing so we are also blessed by connecting with the King of all kings! Let’s take it back to the Bible which I always LOVE to do, we have an example of praise being a strong weapon during the time the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho and the walls fell down (Joshua 6:1-20). Praise your way through when you don’t have words to say, which I’m sure happens to every believer as Paul stated the Spirit helps us when we don’t know what to pray for (Romans 8:26 ~ ‘And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words’). Praying in tongues helps me a great deal when my mind is lost for words or when distracting thoughts come my way. I know that some believers don’t agree with tongue speaking, but I’d like to encourage every believer to be open to the Holy Spirit, allow Him lead you in prayer (worship).

Finally let me share some biblical reminders as well as some useful tips on how I gear myself up to pray even when I don’t feel like doing so! Here it goes….

1. Our prayers don’t have to be long and repetitive, it’s a heart matter! Quality over quantity. Matthew 6:7 ‘When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again’.

2. Setting aside a specific time in the day to pray helps one form a pattern which they are more likely to stick to! As mentioned before you don’t have to pray for hours and hours, instead it may be easier to pray 2 to 3 times a day for a shorter length of time. For example in the morning, afternoon and evening. God understands that we have our earthly responsibilities and can be busy, but we should still set aside time to speak with Him! Let’s take Daniel as an example, he was made ruler over the whole province of Babylon (Daniel 2:48). He was a busy man dealing with national affairs, working alongside the king. Yet he still found time to pray 3 times a day (Daniel 6:10)! I personally love to pray multiple times a day, as sometimes you just NEED to, especially after encountering a rude individual or to help calm your nerves after multiple cars dangerously cut in front of you (people I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds this SUPER ANNOYING 😀).

3. Something which I find very interesting is that Jesus taught His disciples how to pray (Luke 11:1), He never taught them how to preach! It shows me that prayer is very dear to our Saviours heart and that anyone and everyone can learn how to pray! All we need to do is ask for God to give us the right words to say at the right time!

4. Prayer is something which must be done on a DAILY basis not left to every other day or once a week! The Lord’s Prayer reads ‘Give us this DAY our daily bread’ NOT week or month! (Luke 11:3 Give us each day the food we need). We need some Jesus all day, everyday 😀.

5. Don’t ever forget that prayer is a form of communication! This means prayer involves listening too, we don’t have to do ALL the talking! So have a notebook and pen ready or you can always use your phones note app. This is so you can write down anything which God drops in your heart so you don’t end up forgetting! Beware to turn off your phones notifications or to put your phone on plane mode if your using your phone to make notes in order to limit distractions.

6. Identify any prayer hinderances. In my case working a lot of night shifts (unsociable hours) had a knock on effect on my mood, I felt tired, unwell and exhausted which I’d say had a big impact on my prayer life. Try not to over work and if needs be cut down on your hours for the sake of your physical/mental health and for your family!

7. Use the bible to help you pray by declaring Gods written word over your life! Reading the Bible helps us know God better! And I believe when you know someone better you communicate with them better!

8. Find yourself a prayer partner, or attend church prayer meetings. I believe this is important because corporate prayer is very empowering. Sometimes we just need that extra support and a good way to get that additional help is to pray with others if we struggle to pray alone!

Thanks so much for reading, if you made it to the end well done as I know today’s post was a little longer than usual, but I felt I needed to go into a bit more depth regarding this topic! Prayer is such a vast subject to discuss and I’ve just hit the tip of the iceberg, but I pray that you’re all blessed by reading.

God bless and have a wonderful week.

Love from the

Christian Lady After Gods Own Heart.

Sometimes distance is necessary.

Good morning to my lovely WordPress readers

I hope you’re having a blessed Wednesday and enjoying the first month of the new decade 2020!!!

So today I will be speaking about creating personal space within relationships! I believe that boundaries such as distance can help connections better flourish. I am convinced that providing each other with ‘some space’ gives individuals the opportunity to reflect and better appreciate their loved ones! Now I’d like to clarify that I am not referring to marital relationships within this post. This topic of discussion is based around extended families and adult children!

It is sooooo easy for emotions of frustration to build up when you have no personal space, due to large numbers of people being in the same non spacious environment. One feels like they NEED to escape. Everyone seems to be falling over each other, and the meal which you fantasied about eating all day has gone missing from the fridge (eaten by that one person who never stops consuming/devouring food!). And if it can’t get any worse you find yourself unable to get 7 hours of sleep a day because of all the noise and racket taking place within your surroundings! And let me warn you it is very easy to fall into temptation when you’re hungry and tired, this is because one becomes more susceptible to flipping out! And guess what? One of the tactics which Satan loves to use, is to attack us when we are at are weakest. But we have the Holy Spirit within us who gives us the power to say a resounding NO to sin! Use the word to overcome temptation just as Christ did! Jesus repeated the phrases ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ to defeat the devil (Matthew 4:4).

I believe that many people can relate to the above example of a non spacious and stressful environment! And I’d like to advice anyone who is on the verge of an outburst to not let your frustrations get the better of you! The bible says we should not let our anger control us (Psalm 4:4)! Try to communicate and see if matters can be resolved through talking, and setting up appropriate measures to help bring about harmony for all individuals involved! Pray to God to help you better your character!

Now I’m going to take us right back to the book of Genesis! Where we are told about the lives of Abraham and his nephew Lot! Things got a little heated between their household servants! There was serious dispute over lack of space (A LOT of arguing)! So the two had to split, but fast forward a few verses later and we see that Abraham did not hate his nephew, neither did he hold a grudge against him. But fought for him (Abraham rescued Lot from being permanently captured by enemy forces). AND he interceded on behalf of Lot by praying that God would save his nephew from the destruction that would befall Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 13:5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time. 8 So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

Genesis 14:11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. 13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother[b] of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

Genesis 18:16-33 ~ Abraham the intercessor

So we can see that distance can be very healthy for relationships, but we must be willing to lend a helping hand when it is needed, and MUST keep on loving HARD!

God bless and thanks for reading!

Love from the godly lady

Aspire to connect

Good morning to my lovely WordPress familia, today your girls coming at you again with another life’s lessons post!

Sooo I believe it’s extremely important that we interact with other human beings on a regular basis, as I’ve stated before NO individual is an island! So let’s make it our goal for this year to COMMUNICATE MORE! I know it can be daunting but we must learn to come out of our comfort zones! And yes I know that it seems like a lot of effort but surprise surprise ALL relationships require work!

What amazes me is that even though we are probably the most connected generation of all time via the worldwide web (I can send a message to someone on the other side of the world in a split second), I still find that we are a greatly disconnected people! People find it ‘harder’ to have conversations! We have A LOT of brave keyboard warriors and very few listeners! Meaningful/deep conversations are few and far between whilst superficial convos are heavily promoted via social media! This actually saddens me, but anyways I have a few tips that I’ve personally found helpful in ‘communicating with others’!

1. You gotta make the effort and don’t expect for things to be 50/50 otherwise you WILL be disappointed! It does get slightly frustrating when you ALWAYS have to initiate conversation but a way around this is to be HONEST and tell the person how you feel!

2. Understand social cues! Sometimes people DON’T want to be contacted which yet again sucks, but learn and know when to STOP 🛑 so you don’t end up hurting yourself by becoming overwhelmed by disappointment.

3. Know that there are certain relationships worth fighting for! Keep trusting God for reconciliation, keep on praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and continue to reach out especially if the Holy Spirit has instructed you to do so!!

4. Having healthy conversation is like medicine/therapy for the soul! Share your burdens with others (James 5:16 & Galatians 6:2) but be very selective with who you share with!

5. Lastly have FUN, live life, and don’t allow unforgiveness to destroy a beautiful relationship! Make the most of life, don’t cut everybody off as you have to remember that occasionally you’ll let others down! And lastly never forget the beautiful truth which is we have a perfect Friend who will never let us down John 15:15! And His name is JESUS!

Finally I’d like to leave you with the scripture passage which inspired this write up…

Genesis 2:18-23~ 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” 19 So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man[c] to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs[d] and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. 23 “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”

 

From this passage we can identify that Adam had plenty of animals in the garden, yet none of the connections he had with them where comparable to human communication/interaction. This informs me that partnership with animals has its limitations, as there’s only so much a pet can do. Btw people I am not denying the fact that animals can be good company! So allow people into your life but be selective in the process. Don’t allow your heart to become so hardened that you rob yourself of happiness!

Love y’all

God bless

Xxx

Some visions take time to come to fruition!!!

Good afternoon to my lovely WordPress family

I hope you’ve all had a great kick start to the new year. It’s such a wonderful blessing to be able to live to see another decade, which I hope is full of exciting endeavours for us all! But I want to remind us all to spend our time well, live life well, and in everything we do give our absolute best so that we live up to our FULL potential. And lastly we should never lose heart!

Upon reading scripture it dawned on me that… Some of the tasks which we engage in will take a longer amount of time to bear fruit or take a while for us to see that our work is making significant change! God told Noah at the age of roughly 500 that He would send a great flood, so he needed Noah to build an ark! Now it was not until Noah was 600 years old that the greatest flood which mankind has ever known took place! That means it took roughly 100 YEARS before Gods spoken word came to pass! And I’m guessing that during those many MANY years Noah could have been insulted by peers and extended family memebers who would have questioned if he ‘really’ heard from God! People may have spent time mocking Noah carrying out his task/vision up until the point of the flood, but he did not let that stop him from building the ark! This tells me that Noah was a great man of faith who obediently followed out Gods instruction, even when it seemed like he had no tangible reason to do so!

Genesis 5:32-Genesis 7 ~ An account of the flood!

Genesis 7:6 ~ Noah was 600 years old when the flood covered the earth.

This also tells me that we should never throw in the towel! We may spend half our lifetime trying to complete a God given task, but we shouldn’t let this discourage us because Gods word concerning our life will SURELY come to pass! The bible mentions in the book of Habakkuk that though the vision my tarry (stay longer than intended), WAIT FOR IT (Habakkuk 2:2). So wait for things to ‘HAPPEN’ instead of quitting.

God who started a good work in your life will be faithful to complete it (Philippians 1:6).

Be aware that some of your own family may doubt your call but like Noah keep pressing onwards. And like Christ KNOW that you are created with purpose to fulfil greatness (Christ KNEW He was the Messiah the Saviour of the world Matthew 16:13-20)!

Love y’all

Have a blessed week until we meet again!

Love from the godly lady after Gods own heart.

Ask and you shall receive

Good morning to my lovely WordPress readers! I hope this post meets you well and I pray you’ve all had an amazing time celebrating into the new year! From the title I’m sure you can work out that I’ll be talking about, ‘asking’ for your desires!

First and foremost I’d like to remind you that God is NOT a distant God! He is very much involved with His creation (the Holy Spirit resides within us). God is not up there waiting around for us to slip up just so that He can punish us, you cannot fully enjoy a relationship with God if you think this way! God is omnipresent [everywhere], and is actually eager to BLESS us (Psalm 5:12 & 84:11), He desires to have a deep and meaningful relationship with us. God does not want us to get tired of Him (Micah 6:3)! He desires intimacy!

I believe that fear holds many of us back from enjoying the presence of God! We end up constantly disappointed with ourselves, and even when we confess our sins to God we do not feel ‘forgiven/justified’ until we have verbally beaten ourselves down! God is not out there to get us through pointing out all our mistakes, and making us feel condemned. God came to SAVE the world! Which leads me to my next point! Why are we so afraid to ask? God will either say yes, no or wait. And a lot of the time the reason God says no is because He has something better planned out for us (Ephesians 3:20), or He is protecting us from destruction/evil!

So don’t be afraid to ask your Heavenly Father for what you desire! He is a GOOD Father so He will give you GOOD things! If God the Father did not withhold His one and ONLY Son from us, we should have the understanding that we can ask Him for ANYTHING in line with His will for our lives, and He will give it to us (Romans 8:32). People He gave up His ONLY Son so we can live 😀.

I was inspired to write this post whilst reading the book of Zechariah chapter 10.

Zechariah 10:1 ~ “Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture.”

Sometimes all we need to do is ask to get what we desire, we don’t have to over complicate matters, just ASK simples. Which led me to another great passage in the bible, Caleb and His daughter! And I mean God is waaayyy wealthier, kinder and loving than Caleb. Therefore we should come before God with boldness just as Caleb’s daughter approached Caleb. And don’t forget even if we ‘feel’ guilty God is GREATER than our emotions!

Judges 1:12-15 ~ And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage. One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?” She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

This year cultivate the habit of asking God for your desires! Write down your vision, keep a record of it and remember some tasks take a little longer to be accomplished (Habakkuk 2)! 😀

Habakkuk 2:2-3 ~ Then the Lord said to me,

Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.

If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Love y’all

From the godly lady after Gods own heart

The best Christmas gift

Happy Christmas to my lovely readers/followers. I do hope that you’re having a joyous day celebrating the birth of our Lord, and enjoying the peace and rest which He gives. And if you’re working I pray for the strength to endure and the grace to show all the humans you encounter kindness!

Well today I want to remind you Christians out there that you already have the greatest gift of all. And to the Non-Christians reading you ALSO have accessibility to this gift too, this gift is for ALL who desire to obtain it! And that gift is JESUS CHRIST, the Saviour of the world. Gods greatest present to mankind! And with accepting Him you also receive joy, love, peace of mind, adoption into His family, the promise of the Holy Spirit AND…. eternal life!

John 3:16~ For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

This Christmas you NEED to know that once Christ saves you, you’re forever saved. You CANNOT lose your salvation, God won’t take back a given gift. I mean under most circumstances when an individual gives a gift to another human, even if you do happen to fall out most people won’t ask for their given gifts to be returned. Therefore picture God…the good Father who is holy, just, pure and perfect in ALL of His ways, do you think He’d ask for His gifts back? The answer is NO!

So accept Gods acceptance of you! Remember His acceptance of you is not based upon performance! God doesn’t accept you one day and reject you the next day based on ‘how good’ you are… ‘Oh you’ve committed multiple sins today so I’m going to cross you off the lambs book of life, but ah now you’ve been slightly better this evening so you’re back in my good books’! God simply doesn’t operate like that!!!

Today’s post has been written under the inspiration of the passage Ezekiel 46:17!

Ezekiel 46:17 ~ But if the prince gives a gift of land from his inheritance to one of his servants, the servant may keep it only until the Year of Jubilee, which comes every fiftieth year. At that time the land will return to the prince. But when the prince gives gifts to his sons, those gifts will be permanent.

Gods gift of salvation to YOU is PERMANENT, never forget that! Have a wonderful, peaceful, blessed and joyous Christmas.

Love from the godly lady 😀

A short spoken word piece for Christmas

It’s ALL about Him

Yeah it’s all about Him

Christ the King

I chose not only to remember Him for a day

BUT EVERYDAY

And I know many a times we Christians can be very quick to cast judgement against the unbeliever…

with regards to them not realising the.. TRUE meaning of Christmas.

Oh they just want to get drunk and party

They just wanna receive all the luxury gifts they can get

And get fat from eating excessive amounts of Christmas turkey

They don’t even wanna KNOW GOD!

But let me ask you…

who or what do YOU think about first thing in the morning???

Now I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I wake up with thoughts like ‘why isn’t my life going the EXACT way I want it.. to go’!

Thoughts of fear, anxiety and worry crowd my mind, and I’m 100 percent sure I AM NOT the ONLY one who thinks this way!

It’s time for us Christians to replace our self centred mindsets and or self pitiful thoughts with the truth! It’s about time we start THANKING the King of ALL Kings DAILY.

So let’s start our day by thanking the Father for His precious gift to us! His one and only Son. Thank God for His birth, life, death and resurrection!

For Christ did not stay as a baby in a manger. Christ is RISEN and alive.

Emmanuel God with us!

Matthew 1:23 ~ Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

The godly lady