The realities of Heaven

What is Heaven‘s Reality?

Heaven’s reality is different from our reality.

On heavens reality Healing is our portion.

On heavens reality Peace is our portion.

On heavens reality we are Forgiven.

On heavens reality Prosperity is our portion..

On heavens reality we are loved.

God says his thoughts are not our thoughts.

Our ways are not his ways.

God’s ways and thoughts are far higher and greater than ours.

So where do we get it wrong?

  1. We focus so much on the realities of this world 🌍.

2. We have not mastered the art of receiving what Jesus has already given us.

3. We don’t believe in the realities of heaven.

What should we do?

1. I know it’s a process but we have to master the habit of focusing on Jesus..

Whatever we see here on earth is not our reality as children of God. We can pray that as it is in Heaven let it be in our lives .

2. Receive God Himself. Receive His reign over your life. Receive His gifts..

3. Believing in the realities of Heaven. Regardless of what we are going through, let’s choose to see things as God sees.

Dear Child of God

You’re blessed and not cursed.

You’re above and not beneath.

You are not poor but you’re rich.

You’re not worthless you’re the apple of God’s eye.

You’re not ugly you’re a masterpiece.

Things will work in your favour..

You’re not a failure you’re a winner.

That is your reality..

Look up…

See Heaven..

See Jesus..

God loves you..

Overcoming Situational Depression..

In the midst of change my heart became dispirited.. My eyes could not see the future, my eyes were fixed on the pain l felt.. l lost sight of what God had called me to..

The situations around me got me feeling depressed.. And this was not the first time l allowed situations to dictate how l felt and what l did.. Thanks be to God who helped me to come out of the pit l had put myself in.. Today l want to share with you some of the truths God revealed to me in that season ..

Five ways to overcome situational depression..

  1. Don’t lose hope.. God has a plan for you .Your later days are greater than your former days, there are better things ahead. This will not last forever, you will get through this.
  2. You’re not alone.. God is with you.
  • Some situations may not be taken away, but even in those situations God is with you. He will help, protect, guide, console and comfort you.
  • 3. Think Positively.. God is working all things together for your good.

    🙌🏾 Romans 8:28. God is greatly concerned about your welfare, nothing takes him by surprise. No matter how it looks there is good that will come out of this. It will work out in your favour.

    4. Don’t worry.. God has given you peace.

    Do not allow your heart to be troubled, your portion is peace. Let the peace that Jesus gave you calm you in every circumstance. Decide to meditate on good things and expect good things.

    5.Speak it into existence. God has given you the power to speak things into existence.Decide to speak good things into your life

    Declare that

    ” Goodness and mercy follows you,

    You can do all things through Christ.

    You have the spirit of joy, peace, liberty, soundness of mind and of spirit in the name of Jesus “.

    I pray that God may grant you the grace to overcome your situations with joy and victory..

    God loves you..

    Beauty for ashes

    My dearly beloved broken crayons still colour .

    Your History doesn’t determine your destiny .

    The current situation in your life doesn’t dictate your future.

    Your pain serves as fuel for your testimony and your destiny.

    Your mourning, your despair, your shame has qualified you to receive beauty, blessings and a double portion of honour.

    God is in the habit of making the most out of the worst situation. Bringing out the best in us through the challenges we face.

    To all who mourn in Israel,

    1️⃣he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, 2️⃣a joyous blessing instead of mourning, 3️⃣festive praise instead of despair.

    In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬ ‭

    Have you experienced shame?

    “Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭

    God is so good 🙏, Every situation in your life that you thought would be the end of you, He uses it to make you a hundred times better .

    There is beauty waiting for you on the other side, Hold on!

    I hope you’re encouraged

    Much love 💕

    Shalom

    Is what you do, who you are?

    Isn’t it great that God calls us by name? Whilst we seek identity from what we have, what we do, our relationship status, we have a God who has an identity for us that is not based on what we do, but on who He is !🙌🏻

    Before any human title we may acquire , it’s important that we know that we are children of God. He is our creator, we are His creation, He is the potter and we are the clay .

    “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Growing up as a teen l tried to gain identity by what l did and by my possession. See having being so insecure, l thought that l had to obtain love from God by my performance.

    That was far from the truth!, Nothing in this world has power to define who you are in God. He loved us before we even loved Him, He validated and approved of my existence before l was even born! Nothing that l could do can separate me from His love.

    You can become so consumed with what you do so much that you forget who you are. It may be that you are a mother, a father, or have a high status in the community, it may be that you do something in the house of God. Whatever it is you are first and foremost “God’s own”.

    Even if you fail at what you do, you will still be a child of God.Even when you lose what you have, God still says that you are His!

    This truth, changed my life. I pray that it encourages you!

    Much love 💖

    Shalom

    We have been gifted

    Merry Christmas dear reader!

    I’m excited, we have been gifted, we have been given a gift that is greater than anything we could ever imagine. A gift that will last for eternal ages. The gift is Jesus Christ,

    Wonderful Counselor

    Mighty God

    Everlasting Father

    Prince of peace

    Jesus is the reason for the season!

    For this reason we rejoice, our Lord has come!

    The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,

    Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

    John‬ ‭1:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Let us therefore prepare Him room !

    With every gift we make a conscious decision to receive. I pray that we may receive this gift,

    The gift “Jesus Christ ”

    Much Love 💖

    Merry Christmas

    Shalom

    Connection…

    Have you ever come to a point you find it hard to pray, you have lost hope, you feel weary nothing is working out?. You find yourself impatient with everyone, unable to love, to be kind, self-controlled or whatever goodness you used to be able to do and be? A time when everything seems hard to do. Can l be honest?, l have been in such times.I found myself asking how did l get here? My connection had weakened, l was no longer plugging into my source of power. I was running on insufficientpower.

    “When you lose your connection with God, you lose your access! “

    Access to peace, joy, patience, self control, you basically lose your ability to bear the fruit of the spirit.

    Isn’t it amazing how 🔸we know how to charge up the phone when it’s on low🔹 we know we can’t get any access without internet connection🔺we can’t make calls with insufficient credit in our phones 🔹 we can’t take any photos if we have no space to store them. Hence if you have no connection you are unable to get access and without access you really can’t do much.Interestingly when we look at nature we see that when we take any organism out of its natural ecosystem it will find it difficult to survive. (If we take a fish out of water it wouldn’t survive)..

    ♥️I love John 15:4 “Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you.Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.” JOHN‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    The biggest mistake we could ever do is run from God. . God already knows our imperfections and struggles. He wants to help us. He can’t help us if we are running from Him.

    I am reminded of all the things that Jesus Christ is to us, 1️⃣He is the True Vine2️⃣ The Good Shepard3️⃣ The Bread of Life 4️⃣The Door 🙌🏻5️⃣ The Way 6️⃣The Truth 7️⃣ The Resurrection …

    How can we expect to have truth, life, good direction, goodness, peace …. without Him, when He is all these.

    I am convicted to fight for my connection with God..

    🔸Prayer is fundamental, it is communication with God.

    🔸 The Word of God is our food, let us feed on it and meditate on it.

    🔸 The power is in abiding, remaining connected, regardless of how much you feel you have sinned, God loves you.

    Keep in touch with the Heavens ..

    I hope you are encouraged

    Much Love ♥️

    Shalom

    Peace is a language of God.


    Have you ever been in a situation where you are looking for answers, you are wanting God to say something but it seems He is not responding to you in the way that you are used to?. When you are trying to make a big decision that has the capacity to alter your life forever. 

    I have now learnt that peace is a language of God. In situations where you can't seem to hear the voice of God ask yourself how much at peace you are with making that next move?.

    Peace or lack of it is a language of God.

    For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”     ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.”  ‭‭2 THESSALONIANS‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “May the God of peace be with you all! Amen."    ROMANS‬ ‭15:33 AMP

    Considering that God is a God of peace, our lack of peace in times of decision making or at any stage of our lives may indicate disagreement with God and his will for us.

    In other instances it may show our lack of trust in God, in the form of worry and anxiety.

    It's important for us to know that God wants us to have peace whatever the circumstances. It is never in God's will for us to be frustrated.

    Here are some instances l have found myself lacking peace 

    • When God is communicating my need to do what he instructed. 
    • When I'm about to make a bad decision.
    • When trying to fix issues that only God can fix, hence I'm troubled.
    • When my trust and focus is not on God.

    Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” ‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    ““For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you.” ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭54:10‬ ‭AMP‬

    This just hit home with me, 🙌🏻God has a covenant of peace with us which can never be shaken!

    I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”‭‭JOHN‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    ☝🏽😢 Troubled hearts have no peace!.The amount of time l have wasted not claiming peace, allowing myself to be troubled. I'm angry at the devil for stealing my peace for all these years. I'm going to claim peace, pursue it and fight the devil with his schemes that steal my peace.

    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord GOD is the eternal Rock.”   Isaiah‬ ‭26:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    How perfect is this it's a promise to us that when we fix our thoughts on God and Trust Him, He will give us peace.

    Lastly l believe that knowing that we have peace with God, through Jesus Christ is important. God loves us and wants us to have peace, he is not happy when we are troubled. 

    “Therefore, since we have been justified [that is, acquitted of sin, declared blameless before God] by faith, [let us grasp the fact that] we have peace with God [and the joy of reconciliation with Him] through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).”          ROMANS‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    I hope this encourages you to seek peace, For God is a God of peace. And whenever you lack peace pursue it. It's yours and mine.

    Much love 

    Shalom 

    Don’t let discouragement replace your faith in God..


    The greatest challenge of Christianity in my view is discouragement.  Throughout our walk with God we have to fight being disheartened by circumstances. Discouragement has the capacity to replace your zeal and faith in God.  In my case l constantly find myself being discouraged by the very people l love, those that God actually gave to me. And in most cases it is probably my expectations that disappoint me.

    I have leant now that  all disappointment is controlled by expectations . People will disappoint you.  I’m sure that even l disappoint some people unknowingly ..

    Constantly God has brought me to situations that leave me shattered, just so he can get me back to him. It sounds like affliction but it is really growth.  Most of the times l would have grown into the bad habit of letting people have higher priority to me than God.  And when they disappoint me you can imagine how discouraged the lover in me is.  However trying those times are, l believe that they have brought me to a place of understanding..

    It is therefore apparent to me that the only way to avoid being discouraged is to Let God be your Anchor, the one you hope in, depend on, rely on, look to and run to..God is steadfast, faithful, never failing, loving, gracious, Our God abounds in mercy. Many times we are looking for God answers in people. You may have been hurt by people, maybe you should forgive them because they never had what you were after, God has what you are after.

    An anchor is a person or thing which provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation.

     The reason we should look to Jesus is so that we are not discouraged. Our God remains faithful and constant, He will never let us down or put us to shame.

    “If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.” ‭‭2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭AMP‬

    “being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised.” ‭ROMANS‬ ‭4:21‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to“Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you, watching over you, and protecting you as His own].‭‭1 THESSALONIANS‬ ‭5:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever.”   HEBREWS‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “Then the LORD passed by in front of him, and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth (faithfulness);” EXODUS‬ ‭34:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise–He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Whenever you feel discouraged, look to God. He is so faithful , so good, so loving, there is no one like Him. He will not leave you, He does not change. So there is no reason why l should be discouraged, yes people may disappoint me but God will not.

     So don’t let discouragement replace your faith in God . God is absolutely dependable.

    I’m encouraged, l pray that you are too

    Love 

    Shalom 

    Recognise the Counterfeit 


    All through our lives the enemy will try to distract us from God’s best for us. 

    The devil is a liar and he is very good at giving you a counterfeit. A presentation that is close enough, just so you don’t get to perfect will of God.

    A counterfeit is defined as something “made in exact imitation of something valuable with the intention to deceive or defraud.”

    To overcome we have to know the truth so that when the lie is presented recognise it. 

    EPHESIANS‬ ‭5:17‬-18 AMP‬‬

    “Therefore do not be foolish and thoughtless, but understand and firmly grasp what the will of the Lord is.”

    ‭‭”Do not get drunk with wine, for that is wickedness (corruption, stupidity), but be filled with the [Holy] Spirit and constantly guided by Him.”

    ‭‭At times l can be a little impatient. As l was working through what to write about today God took me to the above verses ☝🏽.

    As l began to seek for understanding, l realised that in my current season l was beginning to get blinded of the will of God  for me.

    The illustration given in EPHESIANS‬ ‭5:18 of drunkeness is exactly what we become when we are not led by the spirit. To grasp the will of God we have to be constantly led by the spirit.. Our adversary the devil deceives us  when we are led by our emotions, by our circumstances, by worldly goals and times deadlines.

    Being a child of God, trying to live according to his will, l am constantly bormbaded with perception, opinions and questions. And l recognised that if l am not vigilant l will  settle for counterfeit blessings.

    1. Recognise  and understand the will of God for your life.
    2. Know the truth about what God says and the promises He has for you.
    3. Be vigilant and know that you have an enemy.
    4. Be filled with the spirit and let him lead you
    5. Don’t settle for something God hasn’t confirmed for you. 

    Prayer 🙏 

    Dear Father, may you help us to constantly seek your will, grant us grace to be led by the spirit constantly. Help us to recognise anything that is not from you that we may always stay in your perfect will..  Amen 

    I hope you are encouraged 

    Love 

    Shalom 

    A renewed Mindset 


    I have been pitiful for years , now l want to be powerful. I realise that Christianity is not a walk in the park but l also know now that Jesus Christ died so that l may have and enjoy life in its abundance. 

    JOHN‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”

    http://bible.com/1588/jhn.10.10.amp

    Much of what we often cry for we have already been given . The art of receiving is  my struggle as l have now realised. It’s starts by believing in the word of God. 

    A constantly renewed mindset is undoubtedly key to receiving the all that God has given us. A mind that thinks according to the word of God. A mind that knows and is renewed according to the knowledge of God. By doing that we understand the perfect will of God for our lives.

    ROMANS‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬.     

    And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”


    Seems to me the more l think according to this world, the more my goals are set as per this world the less l understand and the less l live in the perfect will of God…

    Focus more on what God says and who he says you are, reminding yourself of what you have received on Jesus Christ. Until it transforms to your reality.

    I am actually preaching to myself too.  

    Let us continue to be transformed by renewing our minds daily.

    May God’s grace be sufficient for you

    Love 

    Shalom