Dose Of The Word 1:3 (God is truly into you!!!)

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Hey People,

The scripture which has been ministering to me over this week, has been Psalm 23:4. And I know many of you guys both Christian and non-Christian, may know this Psalm like the palm of your hand. But this time round when I was reading Psalm 23, it was like a penny dropped for me. Many individuals can say this passage word for word, and pray it out without missing a single sentence, but this is when it can become mechanical. Jesus warns us about this when he encourages Christians not to behave like other religions, by merely repeating the same words over and over again (Matthew 6:7). But anyway when I read Psalm 23:4, two things stood out for me in particular!

  1. God is my protector.

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2. He is ALSO my comforter.

So often I find that we paint God as this all-powerful entity, who is completely distant, disinterested and uninvolved with His creation. Yes God can protect me from the attacks of Satan, but He also loves me. God wants to know want things are on my heart, things which can potentially weigh me down. God is not some kind of warrior who is incapable of being intimate. He created intimacy! God knows how to love, because He is LOVE.

I want you to know that, YES God is omnipotent, omniscient, strong, mighty, a protector and a defender, but He is also loving, caring, affectionate, passionate, always willing to listen. God wants you to talk with Him, God seriously desires to have a deep relationship with you. Several times in the bible we are shown scenarios of God telling the children of Israel to return to Him (Hosea 12:6, Joel 2:13, Zechariah 1:3, Lamentations 3:40, Nehemiah 1:9 and Malachi 3:7)! God loves us sooooooo much, and desires for us to turn to Him, and to be intimate with Him on a regular basis. Communication is key!

I want you guys to understand that there is nothing to small, or insignificant for you to pray about. Like seriously if it’s that pimple bothering you, acne zapping you of your joy, hair loss, a fall out with a friend, trust me GOD CARES! God cares about EVERY detail of your life (Psalm 37:23), so never feel like you shouldn’t pray about something. Not praying is exactly what the devil wants you to do. It doesn’t make you an immature Christian to pray about something which bothers YOUR mind. If buying an outfit which looks good, and modest is something which you find challenging to do, girl go ahead and pray your socks of. I even pray to God asking Him to help me find some of the items which I misplace, and He truly does work wonders.

If you sincerely see God as your comforter, confide in Him. Be transparent with your heavenly Father, pour out your heart to Him, so He can minister His comforting words to your body, soul and spirit! Finally I’d like to leave you with a scenario. As a parent, guardian, career, wife, friend or sibling, how would you feel if the one you loved, bottled up all their emotions and didn’t tell you? They didn’t tell you what was going on until it was almost too late? Or maybe it’s already too late? I’m sure one of the first things most of us would say is, ‘Why didn’t you tell me’. And I feel that these are probably the same words which God says, whenever we tell everybody BUT Him what is going on in our lives.

Anyways people enjoy your day and have a lovely evening.

Love from the Christian lady after Gods own heart.

Xxx

PRAYER ALERT: Pray for Indonesia

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Hey people

How y’all doing??

I just wanted to pass on a quick message to all the intercessors out there, especially those of you who have a passion for praying for others around the world.  Basically the Spirit has impressed within my heart to pray for Indonesia, and I can honestly tell you that I don’t know much about the country. But what I can tell you is that, it’s the highest populated Islamic nation on the planet. For a while now God has just really been saying to me ‘pray, pray, pray’, ‘pray for Indonesia’. Also the word ‘revival’ resonates within me, and I believe that God has a great, and awesome plan for Indonesia. I don’t know the exact details of how God is going to move in Indonesia, but what I do know 100% is that God is faithful. He is faithful to His word!

To all the Christian out there already doing God’s work in Indonesia, I choose to stand with you in prayer. I may not be there in body but I believe that we are unified in Christ Jesus, and have the same purpose, to share the gospel. I pray that God will continue to strengthen, and encourage you. Even through tough times know that God is in control. Know that during these seasons, is when you will see the miraculous handiwork of our mighty God. Do not give up my Indonesian siblings, keep doing what you are doing.

And finally brethren (sorry if that sounds super geeky, or overly religious to you, I just love the word brethren, and really wanted to use it), I would just like to encourage you as Christians to pray for Indonesia, tell a friend to join you in prayer, or a cousin, or an aunt, or an uncle, basically tell every believer you know to do so. I say this because there is power in co-operate prayer, let us join hands together in unity, fighting against the powers of darkness who rule within the Indonesian territory. Jesus’s name WILL be lifted high in the land of Indonesia. Amen

P.S. Indonesians, remember that the Christian lady after Gods own heart, loves you all dearly. God has given me a sudden passion to love, and serve your country through prayer and fasting. I will continue to uplift you as a people, and your nation as a whole in prayer.

And to my fellow non-Indonesians, I ask of you to please help me get this message across to as many people as you can. This is so we can ALL pray for Indonesia as one body, regardless of race, cultural background, or denomination.

God bless you all

I love you guys (I seriously do, the love of Christ is just flowing through me, I’m soooo EXCITED. Whilst writing this post I’ve not been able to stop smiling).

Xxx

 

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Dose Of The Word 1.2 (Joseph was Jesus parent too)

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In this post of dose of the word I’ll be discussing about a man named Joseph. Many of us acknowledge that Mary was the mother of Jesus, who conceived the Messiah when she was overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit. I have observed that many people praise Mary for being chosen to carry the Saviour! Some people even go as far as worshipping her, but what we must remember is that she is NOT equal to God, and she is NOT God! Therefore she should not be worshipped. I want to make it clear that I do not despise Mary. I believe that to have carried the Saviour inside your womb, must have been an AWESOME experience, I cannot deny that fact. But at the end of the day she was a SURROGATE MOTHER! A human being, just like you and I!

 

So I thought I’d do a bit of research into surrogacy, so I can give my fellow readers some insight on what surrogacy is, as well as educating myself lol. Unlike traditional surrogacy, gestational surrogacy is where an embryo created by IVF is inserted into the surrogate mother, resulting in the child being genetically unrelated to the surrogate mother. Which you could compare to the conception of Christ, as it was through the power of the Holy Spirit ALONE which resulted in the conception of the Messiah (Jesus conception could be likened to gestational surrogacy).

 

Now let’s take a look into the definition of the word surrogate. 1. A person appointed to act for another. 2. A person or animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role. Now we have some definitions I’d like to relate it back to Christ’s parents! Mary was appointed by God to carry the Messiah in her womb, and Joseph was also appointed by God to care for the Messiah through parenting Him. The role of a surrogate is not gender specific, it is not a job only for females. God chose both Mary and Joseph to be Christ’s earthly parents. Because God in all His wisdom knows, that it is better for a child to be nurtured in a two parent family home. Families function better when there is unity. Brokenness is not an ideal place for a child to be brought up in.

 

I believe that Joseph was a man of good character. This could have been one of the reasons, why God had chosen him to care for Christ! I also feel that being of noble character plays a positive role in bringing up a child. Looking at scripture I can honestly say that Joseph truly had a virtuous heart. ‘Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly’ (Matthew 1:19). In this verse we see a man who does not want to put a woman through feelings of shame, which is exactly what would have happened to a woman caught in the act of sexual immorality. Obviously Joseph did not know at the time, that the child Mary was carrying was from God. The verse also says that Joseph was faithful to the law! For him to have known the law, means he would have known Gods word. And to know Gods word, Joseph would have had to hear/read Gods word. These are traits which are essential to raising a child in a godly manner!  I also see this act of not wanting to disgrace Mary, as very selfless! He wasn’t only thinking about himself here.

 

I can’t see many people acting like Joseph did, if they found out that their spouse was having an affair. I’m sure that many people would waste no time, in publicly disgracing someone who cheated on them. I mean we see people being named and shamed in the newspapers! But what I see in Joseph is humility and not pride, compassion and not cruelty! He wasn’t looking for an opportunity for his name to become known among the crowd, for catching out a woman found guilty of adultery. I say this because I remember there was a time where some people gained satisfaction from posting images of women, who they knew to be promiscuous on a Fb page called ‘expose the hoes’. Joseph wasn’t a spiteful person, and for him to have made such a decision in his day and age, was pretty unusual. I see Joseph as a loving and caring person because, during his time anyone caught in the act of adultery would have been put to death. He would rather have Mary live, than die! Although Mary never committed the act of adultery, Joseph’s attitude towards her reminds me of Gods attitude towards us. God never came to condemn the world but to save us from death (an eternity separated from the presence of God).

 

Another reason why Josephs role in Jesus life is significant is because, God revealed certain aspects of Jesus future to Joseph. As well as Mary being told to name her son Jesus by an angel, Joseph was also given these same instructions too. ‘But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins’ (Matthew 1:20-21)! God also instructed Joseph to flee Bethlehem with Mary and baby Jesus to Egypt, because of Herod’s decree (to kill young boys). When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him. [Matthew 2:13]!  And later on God revealed to Joseph to go back to Israel, as Herod had died. ‘After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.  (Matthew 2:19).

 

So that’s just my take on the importance which Joseph played in the life of Christ. Yet again it’s always so fun and exciting to discover new things about the bible through research and meditation! I hope this post is a blessing to all who read! Yes the bible does say that Mary was a favoured woman (Luke 1:28), but I just want you to go away with the fact that God has NO FAVOURITES (Acts 10:34 & Romans 2:11) and He loves us ALL! (John 3:16)!

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Take care and God bless people! Xxx

Love from

The godly lady after Gods own heart!

Dose Of The Word 1.1 (Proverbs 31)

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Yaaaay its bible study time. I don’t know about you, but I love to research on what I read in the bible. My first point of contact is to always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to me what I don’t understand, rather than relying on man (pastor, bible study teacher or textbooks). This is not to say that what those in positions of authority have to say is not valid, after all God placed them in their positions for a reason. But I always think it’s best to ask God first, about questions you have regarding the bible, since His very own words are the bible.

I am very glad to say that writing up posts, further motivates me to study, and research on what I read in the bible. Because I use the bible as my main reference tool in my blog posts, I believe that it would be very wise for me to study about the holy book I love so dearly, and talk about so much. I’d just like to remind you that nobody holds the monopoly of truths and only God understands the bible in its entirety, and no man can. As God says in His word some things are hidden to man (Deuteronomy 29:29)!

So imma cut to the chase, daily dose of the word will be short posts about passages which I read in the bible, that minister to me in the particular season My posts will also include topics which I’ve had no previous knowledge on, until the Spirit of God chooses to reveal it to me through the bible. It’s always fascinating to observe that no matter how many times you read the bible, you will ALWAYS learn something new.

The topic which I will be discussing today is taken from Proverbs 31. I know you’ve probably heard so much about this passage, and how it relates to being a godly wife, but the last time I read it, I saw something different. Proverbs 31:16 ‘She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard’. Now I just want you to take on board, that this passage says out of her earnings, not her husbands.

I know it’s very common for us women to have a ‘husband list’, and one of the things on our list is ‘he gotta have money’, or ‘he has to be business minded’, or ‘he HAS to be the provider’ (Before you start throwing stones, I know that not ALL women may have such sentences on their list, but some of the women I’ve spoken to actually do).Now the major problem with the last statement is, that we are NOT to rely on man (Psalm 118:8). Man can fail us, but God will never fail us. Also saying that a man HAS to be the provider, puts a husband in a position which is meant for God. God is our provider, and in all circumstances we should trust that He will supply us with all we need.

Being a wife of noble character also involves being able to provide for your home through using the skills, and abilities which you have. I do not intend to promote the ‘I don’t need no man, I’m a woman who can do it all by myself’ attitude. What I’m trying to express is, that as a wife you also have a role to play in house provision, BUT what you must understand is that ultimately God is the one who provides. In life we face challenges, your husband may lose his job, you may lose your job, or the company you work for may reduce your wages because of government cuts. But because you are not dependent on your husband, but on God, you are able to stand upon Gods word which says ‘the Lord will provide (Yahweh Yireh)’ (Genesis 22:14).

So that’s my devotion on Proverbs 31:16, it’s always so fascinating to see how much you can take from one verse in the bible. I think it’s always nice to bring the focus back onto God when discussing scripture. Even though Proverbs 31 tells us what it mean to be a noble wife, I also learnt that I should solely be dependent upon God for my provisions.

So I hope you enjoyed reading the FIRST part of Dose of the word, and I pray that God continues to reveal Himself to you through His word.

Enjoy your day people

Love from the godly lady after Gods own heart!

Xxx

Some of the joys of being single

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Hey people, how y’all doing??

Well I thought that I would write up a quick piece on the things which I enjoy doing as a young single woman. Firstly I’d just like to emphasise that I know, there’s soooo much work we can do for the kingdom of Christ as unmarried folk. But I also believe that marriage should not altogether stop us from doing God’s work. So whether married or not, there will always be work for you to do for the kingdom of God, until our Saviour returns. For the bible says ‘look around, for the fields are ripe for harvest’ (John 4:35).  With that said I would like to express that I intend to take a non-spiritual approach, in explaining to you the joys which I find in being ‘single’. Possibly in the near future I’ll write up some of the joys I have with being ‘single’, in relation to working for Gods kingdom.

So my list goes as follows

1)      I get to spend a lot of time with my sisters, and I will truly miss all the fun we have together. The slumber parties we throw in each other’s rooms, the snacks we share together at night in our beds, the jokes we have, laughing together and at each other, playing silly games, playing MONOPOLY for hourssss. This is something I will surely miss, and I know I will not be able to do as often when I become a married woman, by the grace of God.

 

2)      Just laying in my parent’s bed, and falling asleep whenever I feel like. Honestly I think there’s something extra special about parents’ bed.

 

3)      Watching TV series with my dad after work, and family movie nights on the weekend. So fun man.

 

4)      Catching jokes with my mum, usually laughing at how she can come out with saying the most funniest sentences.

 

5)      I enjoy having that sense of peace, which comes from having parents that know when I am upset, before I even tell them. I love to hear their sound, and encouraging advice.

 

6)      Ordering food home on the occasional weekend, or late night, when we are all too tired to cook. That’s when I truly appreciate the chicken n chip shop. I love me a good tasty chicken burger. And I love me some CHINESE food too.

 

7)      Going on a random family drive, with my parents and sisters.

 

8)      Going to my family’s favourite food restaurant on a special occasion.

 

9)      I enjoy having family prayer time, in the car, or in our living room.

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So there you have it, my list on what I feel are the perks of being ‘single’. My list may seem insignificant to you, but as they say ‘it’s the little things that make life big’. I prefer to say ‘it’s the little things in life, which make a big difference’ lol.  My word of advice for us ‘singletons’ out there who desire to be married is, ENJOY this season. Mainly because you can never, EVER, get back the time you lose. The past belongs to the past, so be grateful, and appreciative of the time which God has blessed you with now. Use this time to build up great and godly memories, and confidently wait upon the Lord (Micah 7:7). For God in His sovereignty will bless you with your hearts desires (Psalm 37:4), according to the will He has for your life.

God bless people

Love from

The godly lady

 

 

Letter to my unrevealed husband

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I don’t know you yet, but the first thing I want you to know about me is, I’m in LOVE WITH JESUS.

I know without a shadow of a doubt that, no person or thing can take His place in my life.

But honey there’s still room for me to love on you, love on you like how Christ has called me to love you.

 I hope my loyalty to Christ shows you that I will surely be loyal to you.

I wouldn’t dare break your heart, because breaking your heart would be like breaking Christ’s.

I hope you understand that one of the ways in which I intend to express my love for Christ, will be through loving you persistently, in both the good and the not so good seasons. Because the more I fellowship with Christ, and desire to know Him more intimately, the better the wife I will be for you. Because I know that He will give me all the strength, the passion, and the abilities which I need to be able to care, love, and provide for you wholeheartedly.

 

I don’t know what you look like, but I know I’ll love your looks, because I know that when God created you, He specifically thought about me. And I know I will have the great privilege of being able to look at a being made in the likeness of my heavenly Father, on a regular basis. I know you resemble my heavenly Father, and I cannot wait to see you eye to eye. But for now I will continue to uplift us in prayer until we meet, face to face. Yes that’s right, I won’t just pray for you, otherwise that would be so selfish of me. But my prayers are also that God moulds me into the women, YOU my husband need me to be.

 

Honey just remember whenever you are feeling alone or deserted, that God is with you, and he will never leave you nor forsake you.

And whenever you have to make a difficult decision, remember to always be attentive to the Spirit of God, for the bible says that you should acknowledge Him in ALL your ways, and He will direct your path. The book of Isaiah also says ‘your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left’. Plus honey I want you to know that even if those around you don’t support you in your decision, the decision you made with inspiration from the Holy Spirit. I do, I support you and I will continue to pray for you, and cheer you on.  

If ever you feel weak, just know that God will make you strong.

Baby even if you fall, just know that you will always get back up again, for God says the righteous man falls 7 times but gets back up.

Whenever you feel like giving up, just remember that you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you.

And baby I just want you to feel encouraged, if ever you feel lonely, or tired of still being single, or tired of seeing your friends getting into relationships, and being married, whilst you have no mate. Do not become bitter with God, but rather LOOK TO GOD. Take time out for just you and Him, so you can draw strength from his life-giving water. The bible also says none shall lack her mate, remember that. I pray that thoughts of lust will not overwhelm you, I pray that you will not have to depend on lustful thoughts or fantasises to keep you going through your season of singleness. I say this because Lord knows I struggle with this issue myself, but I’ve found strength from Gods word, and seeking Gods face.

Honey one thing I do ask of you, is that you pray for me, for your prayers are the best gifts you can ever give me. Your prayers are something which I will ALWAYS need.

 

Lord I pray that you continue to guide and protect my husband. I also pray that you make me the wife you have called me to be, exclusively for my husband. God help me to be even gentler, help me to be an individual who is slow to anger, Lord control my speech, and tame my tongue. Help me to be a godly wife, and also a godly mother. Help me to raise my children in a way which pleases you greatly. Help me to love my husband in a way which pleases you greatly.

 

And finely my dear husband I love you, but God loves you more. I can never do what Christ has already done for you, or will do for you. I cannot complete you because Christ already makes you complete, neither can I replace the position which Christ has in your life.  But I sure will, be able to share in the great moments in which God blesses us with as a married union.

Love from

Your wife. Xxx

What they call Sleep Paralysis

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Have you ever experienced a time in your life where you are in the process of waking up, and you feel a strong presence in the room. You try to scream or shout for help, yet this simple ability you have to speak suddenly disappears, and becomes a mammoth of a task. You try to use the muscles in your body to help you turn over, to help you speak, but you simply can’t do anything. I’d just like to tell you, do not fret, for you are not alone. Personally it is one of the scariest things I have ever experienced in my life, and it’s happened to me MORE THAN ONCE.

I give thanks to God that I have not experienced sleep paralysis again in the last few years, because it is not something enjoyable to encounter. When I faced my episodes of what they call ‘sleep paralysis’, I always felt a very dark presence in the room, automatically I’d always want to shout out the name of Jesus, but could only repeatedly say so in my mind. There has been times where I felt like I was being strangled or raped, even though I’ve never faced or been through such circumstances in my life. While I hadn’t encountered such violence in real life, I felt within me that what I faced in my mind, is what it would be like in actuality. At times I felt like I physically had to fight someone off me, like I was fighting for my life. From this I immediately knew I was under spiritual attack from the devil. As a Christian I firmly believe that there are angels and also demons, as this is exactly what the holy bible tells us. Matthew 25:41 ‘Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels’. With that said, I shall go on to discuss why I believe this topic is so important to talk about.

The main reason in which I want to share my experience with you all, is so that anyone going through the same experiences which I previously faced, doesn’t feel condemned. It is so easy for us to start thinking ‘what have I done wrong’, or ‘what am I doing wrong’. Yes sometimes through certain actions we take, we can provide the enemy with access into our life, but this is not ALWAYS THE CASE. One can also start to think and believe that they are a ‘WEAK’ Christian. You may even think that your prayers are ineffective, and that you do not deserve Gods protection. You begin to feel like you are not worthy enough to come before Gods presence, so you give up on prayer altogether, and think wants the point. This is exactly what the devil wants, he wants to rob you of your confidence of coming before Gods throne of grace. This is the very path which I found myself along, I didn’t even think I had the right to talk within the church, because these attacks kept on happening to me. I felt that in order for me to share my faith and the gospel, my life had to be in perfect order, and free from spiritual attacks. Which is a dangerous and false belief, I mean Paul wrote most of the New Testament from a prison cell (Philippians 1:12-14). He faced a lot of persecution, yet God still used him. You facing a difficult trial does not mean that you cannot be used for God’s glory. I always like to remind myself that even though Satan intends to harm me, God intends it all for good (Genesis 50:20). I also choose to remember ‘when I am weak, then I am strong’ (2 Corinthians 12:10). These scriptures are of constant encouragement to me!

 

I really don’t want you to feel condemned, or suffer silently. I believe the Lord uses such situations to strengthen our character, it also helps us to develop patience endurance (Romans 5:3-4). What we must realise is that when we face trials, and go through challenging life situations there is ALWAYS hope. I just desire for all who face such situations to feel encouraged. The devil likes to instil fear within us, but we should be strong and courageous. The very thing you are afraid of (Satan and his demons), God has given you complete and total authority over (Luke 10:19). So do not let this circumstance make you fearful, do not be afraid of the devil, begin to exercise your authority over him. You must begin to use the name of the Jesus, for demons are subject to the name of Christ (Luke 10:17).

 

My penultimate note of encouragement to you people today is… There is GREATNESS in you. The devil knows this truth, better than your own self. He knows that you can accomplish great and mighty things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you, and that is why he will try everything in his power to stop you from believing the truth. He will throw every obstacle he can in your way, to get you to give up. One thing I’ve noticed is that whenever I experienced such spiritual attacks (what they call sleep paralysis), it would always be at a point in time where I was drawing closer to God. Or when God was using me to minister the gospel to others. I believe as Christians that we must be smart at identifying Satan’s tactics, and not let them get the better of us. I always like to look back to the story of Jesus birth, to gain strength concerning the matter of spiritual attack. Satan knew that Jesus Christ was God, and that the baby born in Bethlehem was the King of kings. So he used King Herod to carry out his work to kill all the young boys, with the hope of killing Jesus Christ the Messiah. So you can see that Satan knew that Jesus was GREAT, so he tried everything in his power to try to stop Jesus from fulfilling His potential. And as a result Jesus parents had to flee to Egypt. From this I’ve observed that, the trials we face in life may lead us to unexpected destinations, but this does not make us failures. We should also never allow trials to lead us to giving up, or prevent us from fulfilling our full potential. Christ faced many challenges in life, yet He still fulfilled His purpose, He still chose to lay down His life for you and me. His death on the cross and His resurrection, was Him accomplishing His calling. And through His great act of selflessness all mankind has the opportunity to receive the free gift of salvation.

 

Finally, I believe that God is using my very fear to help me encourage others. I remember when watching Nollywood as a child, I would not be able to sleep at night, because of all the witchcraft they showed in like every scene of the movie. If you grew up in a Nigerian household, you probably understand where I am coming from lol. I used to have sleepless nights after talking about evil spirits, and could not even read Christian books which discussed such matters. But now I am a transformed individual, the very demons I was afraid of, I now know I have the authority over them, authority given to me by Christ Jesus, Amen (Revelations 2:26-28). I am now unafraid to wage war against the kingdom of darkness through prayer and fasting, praise be to God.

 

So people stay blessed, and stay encouraged. Remember you are not the only one who is going through such battles (spiritual attacks), do not keep it to yourself. Always find a Christian brother or sister to share with and confide in, as their prayers and words of encouragement, will be of great help. The bibles says the prayer of a righteous person has great power. And most importantly cast your worries onto God, for you were not designed to carry them yourself. I want you to realise that sharing your struggles with others is so important, especially with God. My greatest advice for you today is NOT TO BOTTLE THINGS UP.

 

Have a blessed week influential people and may God’s grace be with you

Love from

The godly lady after God’s own heart.

BRITAIN ARISE

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Hello ladies and a big hello to the gents that may also be reading.

I believe that it’s about time, we as a nation awaken from our slumber. Christians, myself included cannot continue sleeping any longer, we must respond to Gods call, telling us to wake up from our spiritual stupor. Arise O body of Christ, no longer should we stand divided, for in heaven there will be no such thing as denominations, for we will all be called children of God.  When we choose to stand together in unity, then we will accomplish greater things.

In every bad, horrible and negative situation, God always has a way of drawing out the good, the lovely and the positive. He has the ability to turn a dreadful situation, into one that has the opportunity to become pleasant. Sadly I feel that the unity formed within the western world over this past weekend, is because of the result of a horrific tragedy. People who would normally not pray, have started to pray, because many have come to the realisation that even with all the knowledge, advanced technology, and weapons we have, no one knows tomorrow. No one can predict when death will strike (unless God in His sovereignty reveals such information). I would like to express that we should not wait for calamity to hit before we decide to pray, or before we decide to join together in unity. We must do so NOW, because of the love which we have for one another.

Witnessing the death of any person, whether the individual was good or evil, is something which most human beings do not enjoy to see. Even the bible says that God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but He desires for them to turn from their ways and live (Ezekiel 18:23 & Ezekiel 33:11).  The unfortunate thing is that, a lot of the individuals involved in these acts of terror only understand the language of violence. Sadly some people do not respond to words which warn them to stop such evil actions, but what does work is having them detained or removed from society. It is extremely upsetting that many people have lost their lives both willingly, and unwillingly, in order for peace to reign in this world. But this is one of the sad realities which come with fighting against evil. I’d just love to express to you that, every single one of us have a weapon more powerful than that which the wicked organisations have. And it is PRAYER. We as Christians must realise that we can move mountains from our bedrooms. Prayer goes a VERY LONG way, and sometimes I feel that we as believers do not know how much value prayer holds. Our prayers are not merely hitting the ceiling, but they are reaching Gods heart. Prayer puts us on the frontline of battle, because through Christ Jesus we can change the game before the game is even played. Basically our prayers can change situations, by preventing certain events from occurring.

Some of you may laugh at my previous statement, but I just want you to understand the bigger picture. The bible specifically says that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against evil rulers (Ephesians 6:12). So whether you believe that the recent acts of violence were committed by ISIS, or people in higher power, there’s one thing which I am 100% sure about. And that is that ultimately, the devil is the one behind all these evil occurrences. Evil people are his puppets and he is the puppet master. I do not want you to take my statement as one which excuses the actions of evil people. NO I do not condone their actions, as most human beings have the capacity, and the ability to choose right from wrong, and should take responsibility for their actions.

I know that as each day goes by the devil knows that his time is coming to an end, and so he wants to take down as many lives with him as possible. The bible says that, the devil goes around looking for people to devour, because he’s so full of anger [he’s compared to a roaring lion] (1 Peter 5:8). Christians I really want us to see the bigger picture here, all over the news we see that people’s physical bodies are being destroyed, but for their souls to be lost as well, is just heart-breaking. People’s lives are being cut short, and many are robbed of the opportunity to know Jesus personally. That in itself should be a cause for alarm. Desiring for the salvation of lost souls should be enough to drive us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We should even go as far as praying for our enemies. Many Christians may know of what a great man Paul was, in terms of spreading the gospel to the masses. I mean he even wrote a lot of the books we find in the New Testament. But how many of you know that he once persecuted Christians, he watched them being martyred, he watched people being stoned to death, he even went out of his way to throw Christians in prison. Yet God turned his zeal to do evil, into a passion to do good. God can change the hearts of wicked men, for with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26), but we MUST have faith. We must not give up on prayer.

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I know that I have used the term ‘evil men’ several times throughout this post, but I’d just like you to understand that the term refers to both men and women, as I am not sexist. But on a closing note, I’d just like to say that I will continue to pray for all those who have lost loved ones, at the hands of evil men. My heart goes out to the millions of people around the world suffering heartbreak, caused by the actions of immoral individuals.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4).

Love from the

Christian lady after Gods own heart.

Remembering The Forgotten.

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imagesJBJYRGEJHey mighty women of valour

It’s a very special day today, a day in which people all over the globe remember the fallen dead. The people who have laid down their lives for the freedom of others.

I can sincerely say that from the bottom of my heart I desire for a time to come, where people don’t have to kill one another, in order to make peace. I desire for a time where there is no war, and no innocent civilians being caught in the midst of bombs, and crossfires. I would also love for nation not to go to war against nation. If I could rule the earth there would be no such thing as war, no such thing as one man taken another man’s life. But the unfortunate thing is, there are many evil people out there, in every race, continent, country and tribe. People who think it’s perfectly fine to take another human beings life, just because they feel they have the right to.

But I’d just like to say thank you to those who fought against individuals with such evil, and wicked ideologies. I’d also like to thank those who did not die in the line of duty, and are still here with us today. I know living with the memories of war, and the damages it causes, must be so difficult to deal with. Just seeing images of war on the news, is enough to leave me feeling emotional. But many of you don’t have the option to switch channels or delete images, as the mind is the most powerful storage system. Even if you try to erase one moment in time, your brain cells always have a way of backing up that particular memory file. I know that videos may be constantly replayed in your mind, and my simple thank you may not be enough to prevent these horrific memories from resurfacing. But I hope my thank you, and the thank you of many others, bring those memories to a complete halt, even if it is for a few seconds. And within that halted, still, short or long moment I hope you find joy.

I also choose to remember people who have been killed for standing up to injustice, and those killed for speaking out against corrupt leaders. I say thank you for fighting for the truth. Even though you knew it would cost you the highest price, you still chose to fight till the end. And thank you to the martyrs who chose to defend their faith, you chose not to deny the truth to please other men. You truly stood to the end. Your deaths are not in vain, those of you who fought for the justice, faith and welling being of others. There is now an uprising, humanity is now slowly gathering and standing together. Social media has somewhat helped in our uniting, it has exposed to us the numbers of people who have died tackling unfairness. We as humanity must aspire to join, and stand together for the sake of peace, for when divided we will fall. We cannot stay silent and allow people to keep dying in vain, and I do not mean to say we should fight using violence. NO I am against such acts, but rather we battle by using our voice. Words are powerful and can change destinies (Proverbs 18:21).

And Oh how many of us Christians myself included, forget to thank the greatest man of ALL TIME. His name is JESUS, Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of peace. The ultimate hero who died once and for ALL (1 Peter 3:18 NLT). He died for humans past, present AND future. Lord Jesus I chose to acknowledge what you done on the cross, and I say thank you. Thank you for without your death, I would not be able to experience TRUE FREEDOM. Salvation. Life after death with the Father. The human vocabulary is so limited, it cannot be used to express your awesomeness in its entirety, but my prayer for now is that this post brings you honour. Jesus I salute you and I also thank you.

Love From

A godly lady after Gods own heart.

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We Cannot Keep Quiet About Suicide

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Hey ladies

How you doing?

Well I hope some of you answer my question like so… blessed, flourishing, ecstatic, overjoyed, thankful etc. Swiftly moving onwards I’d just like to bring to your attention, that the topic which I will be discussing in this post today, is a very sensitive one to say the least. Over the past few months the Holy Spirit has laid it upon my heart to pray for those who are battling with suicidal thoughts.

For a while now God has been highlighting to me that so many people are lonely. You do not only find isolated people in distant countries that are poverty stricken. I say this because it is a common misconception which a lot of people believe is true. I previously held the incorrect view that it’s impossible for someone to be lonely in Britain. If you don’t have family, you’ll have friends, and if not friends you could go out and find something sociable to do such as, cinema, bowling or go to a restaurant. And if you don’t have access to any of that, you’d have the cyber world as your backup (Although I personally do not believe this is the best option, I appreciate that in this day and age most things have become computerised as well as our methods for communication). The point I’m trying to make is that isolated people are everywhere, you could have someone who is feeling suicidal on your street, in your block, on the next road from you. That person feeling suicidal could even be your best friend or family member.

God did not only stop by encouraging me to pray concerning this issue, He wanted to bring to my attention that suicide is a REAL PROBLEM in Britain. I firmly believe this because He showed me this through an image. It so happened that with the multiple problems my car had, I decided that it was unsafe for me to drive it. Plus my MOT ran out, and it was not worth taking the car to be tested, knowing that there would be an extremely high chance of it failing its test. And if it was to be repaired, repairs would most likely cost more than the car. This left me in a position where I had to use public transport (the train during rush hour is not the one). Upon my first day of commuting to work I saw a poster which strongly tugged on my heart string. The words on the poster pierced my heart, I cannot remember how it was worded exactly but these words stuck with me ‘the leading cause of death in young adults aged 20-34 is suicide’. I don’t know about you, but it really hurt me to read those words, especially because I myself am within that age bracket.

Even though Britain is a nation which is advanced in technology, is one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries on earth, is home to some of the world’s best schools, and arguably has the best health care system in the world. Suicide still seems to have a powerful stronghold upon our nation.

I’m sure that there are some people out there who do not think suicide is a problem in this nation, and will use statistics to justify their reasoning. But this matter is one in which I feel very strongly about, and is something which God has laid upon my heart to pray for! And the truth of the matter is that statistics are not 100% reliable. In fact they can distort our views on what is truly happening. I must admit that I have procrastinated with writing this blog, and the Spirit convicted me, and I thank Him for doing so. The reminder which prompted me to get on with adding more to this post and publishing it, was coming across a post about the British actor Sam Sarpong committing suicide. Yet again my heart began to ache at the news of another person taking their life. Suicide is a REAL PROBLEM, which does not take into consideration race, social background or celebrity status! Suicide can affect anyone and everyone!

I feel lead to share a personal testimony with y’all, just to highlight that this topic is not all doom and gloom. It is based on a story a colleague at work shared with me. I will not expose any of the names of the individuals involved in the story, in order to maintain peoples confidentially. So my colleague came and told me that he came across a patient who was hospitalised due to a failed suicide attempt. I could not help but to start praising God! My heart was filled with joy in abundance. At that moment in time I felt God telling me that my prayers concerning the issue of suicide, have not gone unheard. So I’d just like to encourage those who have been praying for people battling with suicide, God hears your cry. Before you have even opened your mouth He has answered AMEN! (Isaiah 65:24).

It is so easy for us to describe how amazing Gods creation is, how magnificent and mighty the sea is, but there’s always one thing most people forget. Which is WE are Gods most valuable work of art. We are great and good to look at! Just think of how complex one part of our body is, for example the eye! We must remember we are intricately designed and WE ARE SPECIAL!! We are the only part of creation made in Gods image! People I really want you to understand your value, so I’m going to paint you guys a picture. As a parent (or a human being) you problem find certain animals cute, or a particular piece of nature striking to look at. But I’m sure that even as fascinating as these animals or pieces of nature are, they are incomparable to the beauty of your own child. I’m sure many parents would say that their child/baby is the most beautiful thing in the world to them. It’s a mini them, a human being with their very own DNA in them. And I want to express to you that, that’s EXACTLY how God feels about you! You are His very own, made in His image and likeness! God is so proud when He looks at you! His heart leaps with joy when He looks at you. When He sees you, He sees beauty, splendour, magnificence, and the list GOES ON. And like most parents even when your child messes up you don’t stop loving them. Well I tell you, God is far better than all the great, amazing parents out there. And it doesn’t matter what type of mistake we make, GOD WILL STILL LOVE US! He loves unconditionally.

The devils purpose is to steal our joy, destroy our chances of a bright future, and ultimately take life (John 10:10). Satan loves to cease individuals of the opportunity to get to know Jesus Christ. He is an expert at telling lies, and he has had a few millennia to practise the art of deception. The thing is the devil knows we are filled with greatness, even more so than our own self. There are MANY MANY people out there who do not realise their potential to achieve great things, but the devil does. So his goal is to prevent us from knowing the truth. Unfortunately the devil has succeeded in deceiving some people that the only way to make things better, or completely remove the chances of failure, is to take their life. God has given us the authority NOT to let Satan’s plans succeed (Luke 10:19). Many great achievers where once called failures or had to try several times before getting their breakthrough! Just remember that failing does NOT make you a failure.

I can say that I am extremely passionate about this subject, and have a great zeal within me to do something about it! I want every single human being to know their value! Yes I know I can help by giving to a charity like the ‘Samaritans’, but I also long to play a practical role in tackling this issue. I desire to help England be set free from the bondage of the enemy, by reaching out to people who are battling with suicidal thoughts. I’m not sure exactly how I will go about it, but I have some ideas which I’m laying before God, whilst praying to Him for total direction. I want God to completely govern my thought process concerning this matter! I would also appreciate if you could support me, by uplifting me in prayer. What I have observed is that people do not become suicidal overnight, it’s a process which happens over a period of time, which could be long or short. But I believe it all stems from believing a lie, a lie of Satan! I believe that the best way to tackle suicide, is by preventing people from believing lies. This can help stop the process of individuals developing a suicidal thought pattern. I am someone who feels that, it is far better to prevent something from happening, than to patch up the symptoms.

With that said, my question to you all is, what will you do? We as Christians are called to care for our neighbour and to love others (Mark 12:31). I know you may not share the same passion as me regarding suicide, but I believe it can affect anyone whether directly or indirectly. For example when you are commuting home via the train, and you hear someone has jumped in the tracks, I’m sure all kind of thoughts rush through your mind. Such as ‘How will the persons family cope?’, ‘Did they have any loved ones?’. Lastly I’d just like to say that whatever way you choose to help will go a long way, as the famous saying states ‘Every little helps’. If you do not know how you can help, I’d just love to mention that prayer goes a VERY LONG WAY!

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God bless wonderful ladies

Spread the word and enjoy your day.

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