The enemy Doubt


This got me thinking. Are they things l haven’t received because of doubt? God responds to my Faith. 

Have l been praying and doubting. Doubting the ability of God?

My spiritual Father taught us that the most effective part of a prayer is what you do after it. Prayer in itself is effective but how you behave after a prayer makes it even more effective..

I can honestly say that at times l have fallen into that trap. I pray and yet still worry, still pondering on it. How does that help me? It only makes me unsettled, it means l have prayed and not believed in the results. Hence l am doubting, l am restlessness in my thoughts, in my feelings and decisions. 

James 1 :8 AMP

“being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”

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This really got me all wrecked and l realised the need to repent from the enemy doubt.

James says there that such a person is not to expect to receive from God. Could it be that the thief has been using doubt to stop you from receiving from God?.

I believe this doesn’t only relate to asking for wisdom only, in all our requests to God let us believe in God’s willingness to help us. Trusting that He is able to do even more than we could care to think or ask.

We are blessed when we believe what we have not seen.

                   JOHN‬ ‭20:29‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].”

🙏 Oh gracious Father we love you, thank you for showing us your word and your ways. Teach us to believe. Remove all doubt from our minds. Thank you for your unending mercies.

I hope this encourages you 

Much love 

Shalom 

Perfect Love …

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I have begun a journey of finding out more about God’s love for me.  There more I understand it and try to comprehend it I am blown away and driven to tears. That God loved me so much that He gave His only Son that I should not perish.  It is literally beyond me how much God loves us.

Throughout my search for self-worth, I had been blinded from the love that is available to me through Christ. See  I knew there was a void and I tried to fill this void many ways and failed.What determines your self-worth? My StoryWhat determines your self-worth? My Story

In my blindness I became afraid.  I can testify that I lived under fear for so long. At times I could not even get out of the house.

Fear of  failure, fear of the unknown, fear of being different, fear of people,  fear of not being loved,  fear of trying new things..     The list could go on forever. I felt caged, my heart was sick, it was so heavy on me and I hated myself.

I thank God that he opened my eyes.  Fear was a weapon the devil has used to keep me from my destiny and purpose in God. The revelation God gave me was that l needed to receive his love, to let his love grow in me, to understand it so much so that it becomes engraved in me. That I am loved beyond measure. How can l be afraid when understanding the love God has for me and when l begin to love God so much in return. You would do anything for those you love.

 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.  1 John 4:18

God’s love for me drives out fear. I am no longer a slave to fear. Yes at times I have to confess it on a daily basis and remind myself that l have no reason to be afraid. Fear takes away joy, peace and freedom.

  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7

Prayer:                                                                                                                                                Dear Father help us to grow into sufficient understanding of your love for us. That we may be bold to walk in the power You made available to us. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, AMEN

I hope you are encouraged

God loves you

Much love

Shalom

 

 

The covered up life..

John 8:32(NKJV)         And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 

2 Corinthians 3:16        “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

The truth should set you free..

The gospel l knew was a gospel of perfection . And so l pretended to be perfect. I wanted to be loved and to fit in so would study people.  If they thought l was quiet l would be that to them. In that life l tell you l had many friends.  Yet inside l was screaming to be myself.

If you have to please your friends for you to keep them, then they are not your friends anyways.

I thank God that he is teaching me His truth, l am in the process of being transformed. Having been rejected in many occasions left me determined to never be vulnerable. So l lived a covered up life.

 God loves you just as you are, you don’t need to be perfect. Just be the you he created …

In being vulnerable, in sharing my story , in being truthful l have found joy and freedom.

I hope this encourages you 

Much love 

Shalom


He makes all Things New


Romans 8:28       And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.      

Isaiah 55:8           “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,  neither are your ways my ways,”  declares the Lord.   

Genesis 50:20        But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

God created me and already purposed my life and predestined it,  so nothing catches Him by surprise. 

Every season every moment he already knew it, he already knows how it’s going to turn out.

How l cried those days for God to change me, for him to make me cooler, for him to make me fit in , for him to make me lighter. I didn’t understand but now l know it was all for my good. I am made in His image.

Had l been given what l asked for l believe l wouldn’t be were l am today. 

I just want to encourage you, maybe you are going through some situations you don’t understand. Just know that in the end the will of God will always come to pass. You might not understand now but God is working all things together for your good.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.


There is a future , a hope and the final outcome will be good! Be encouraged 😊

Love 

Shalom

The reason Why?

There are many times l have done things out of habit without really thinking about what I was doing.

The past year God took me into some situations where l had to ask myself why l go to church, why do l pray and why do l sing.

I was born and raised in the church, for me Sunday was a day to go to church, l had never not gone to church on Sunday it’s something we did. I would feel terrible if l didn’t.
So when things began to get hard, so much that all l knew was shattered. The people l used to go to church with left. The things l used to do easily became harder. I had to put more effort, travel longer, pray more, my friends had left. I wanted to quit. 

And God asked me Why? God was looking to change my way of thinking and living, my way of serving. See l had become religious. I had good intentions but l didn’t please God. I was more concerned about people than l was with what God wanted. Realising this shook me. 
God had begun a process of changing my why..

Your why should always include the fact that you love God. Your motive should always come back to God. 

To worship him because we love him. To go to church to hear his word and to worship him together with others.

There is no love without sacrifice. When things get hard, don’t quit before asking yourself why. See because deep down l did love God, l wanted to please him. So if my reason for going to church was because l had friends and family there then when they left l would leave too.

If my reason for giving, for loving and serving God was because it was easy when it got hard then l would give up.
God wants you, your heart and your love. And l honestly believe God deserves that, he deserves being served in honesty. Situations are not always ideal and that doesn’t mean God is not there. 

 So l vowed to worship God wether happy or sad.


Do l encounter difficulties yes,                 Do 
l find myself alone at times yes,        Do people misunderstand at times yes. 

But the reason l serve God is because l love him and he is worthy of all of me. God is God, the creator of heaven and earth.

I began a journey to finding out who God is to me.  I can testify that as soon as l changed my Why, my life has never been the same. There is meaning and purpose in my life now. 

I believe that is why God says in John 4:23 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

God seeks people to worship him in spirit and in truth, our way of serving is an art of worship, and when we serve him with the right reasons we please him.

Challenge your reasons Why?

I hope this encourages you 

Love

Shalom 
 

What do you have that you   did not receive? (1Corinthians 4:7 )

For it is by grace we have been saved through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.     Ephesians 2:8-9

For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?                             1 Corinthians 4:7

Matthew 7:1-3 Amplified version 

Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly].

 For just as you [hypocritically] judge others [when you are sinful and unrepentant], so will you be judged; and in accordance with your standard of measure [used to pass out judgment], judgment will be measured to you. 

Why do you look at the [insignificant] speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice and acknowledge the [egregious] log that is in your own eye?

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”      Luke 8:38

 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.   Matthew 6:14

I must be honest, l was totally wrecked by these verses… The bible is so clear, l realised l have so far to go, so much to learn and so much unlearning of ways that are not God’s. At times religion takes you to the law but it is by grace that l am saved. It’s nothing l did, but Grace… Oh how I’m so grateful that God had mercy on me.

This is an encouragement to us all to remember to look at each other with grace as we work out our salvation .

🙏Father teach me to be gracious, for you have be so gracious to me. To forgive, to love even as you have done for me..

Much love

Shalom 

The “Unbelieving Heart ” Displeases God.


When l first read Hebrews 3, l was in tears. It showed me clearly that one of the most important things to do as a child of God is to look after your heart as it can actually cause you to turn away from God.. The heart however small is to be guarded as out of it springs issues of life, it determines the course of your life (Proverbs 4:23).

              The unbelieving heart …

Hardens,  itself to the voice of God …              (Hebrews 3:8).. It refuses to listen and it causes you to always;

Err and be led astray in your heart, it’s easy for it to disregard the will of God (Hebrews 3:10).. The unbelieving heart;
Always forgets the ways of God, hearing but never applying the word of God never changing or becoming better (Hebrews 3:10).. it ,

Rebells aganist God, that though it has seen the wonders of God, it provokes and displeases God by its refusal to cleave and trust & rely on him who created it thereby;

Turning away, and deserting the Living God, unwilling to rely on him..


Let us not grieve and displease God in our hearts, let us rely on him and believe in our God. See we can never enjoy all of God’s promises unless we Believe in him, we can never enter his rest unless we do.

               

 

This is an encouragement to us all let us fight the heart of unbelief and work for a Yielded Heart …                  

Prayer 🙏                                                           Oh God, create in us clean hearts and renew the right spirit within us.. 

(Psalms 51:10)

Much love ❤️ 

Shalom