Thursday, 25 August 2016

Feeling Weak

Hey Child of God,

Yesterday was not the best of days I was having this week, I could barely pull off a genuine smile. I just need your insight /help/clarification on what you'll be reading!.

I have been having sleepless nights for the past week, literally get into bed and close my eyes and then I feel like I am in a space between but I am more aware than I am asleep. And this has been adding to my exhaustion daily, and today is one those days and I cannot seem to pull it together much!

Being in this state for this long has made me feel sort of weak, I do not want to fight. I just want to take refuge instead. My prayer life has not been disturbed in away, my worship and praise are very much at the same standard if not more. I strive to get those involved as much as I can and always with a sincere heart.
God knows what I am going through because I tell him, besides him being Almighty, all knowing and powerful, I let him know.

Is it wrong to not want to fight? Jesus told us to take heart
 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33.
I know that this is brought on by the enemy, but I am not bothered by that because I know where my focus is at, and that is where I shall remain no matter what may come my way!
I guess it is all in the flesh.
When you are feeling weary and weak , what is it that revives you? Do you ask God for strength and energy? and when you don't receive that immediately do you take heart?? Do you trust in the Lord to see you through? 
I do hope you don't give up though and turn to other alternatives to relieve yourself. In my case that would be wanting to drink a bottle of wine to put me to sleep but I know I would be opening a can of worms I would not want to do deal with in the future.

Let us know how do you go through this period while trusting in God. Until next post , God bless...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Obeying God's word

Hey child of God,

This is well overdue since the week is nearing it's end. I always want to keep you in the loop. I hope you have been having a blessed week and trust that you will have an equally blessed weekend.

This may be a touchy subject for others if not most and I am going to give my experience and testimony regarding this matter. It is very important to know that once you have made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour that you are to keep his commands -John 14:15 "If you love me,keep my commands.- and that is being obedient.

It took me a very long time to know this and to understand this. I hope this comes at a convenient time to save you from that struggle but everyone's journey is always different. The Lord has called on me many times to obey his word on certain things in my life, I did not have to cut everything off all at once but I weaned from most things and I am still a work in progress. God did not expect me to change over night my bad habits that I have developed over a small lifetime. I can gladly say that I have been as obedient as I possibly can and it has made a huge difference in my life.

However the moments when I disobeyed , I encountered bad/horrible consequences and that was on me. I cannot tell you the guilt I felt knowing I had been warned to stay away from certain things, and having to have the discipline to focus on God's word and not let the enemy win me over with guilt. We won't always get things right, we must understand that we are not perfect! But the Spirit of the Lord is with us to nudge us in the right direction.

Obeying God's word does not only make your life filled with joy but it saves and serves those who are around you, though you may not be aware of it. You become the light in the dark for those who are afraid.
We already know what is expected of us, if you don't then read the Bible, it is filled with God's commands. In some other cases Holy Spirit will put it in your heart to stop drinking/swearing/envying etc, do not take your time to act on this, because this is when you start being disobedient and you will get burnt. You can go to the Bible to read more on what is commanded of you, and this is what happened to me. Some of these things I lost interest in them and I knew this is the way I am supposed to go.

I urge you to take this as a warning. You might be surprised why you don't like certain worldly things anymore, and God could speak to you through other people(be it conversations, or lifestyle) as well, so be vigilant. 
When you are obedient to God's word, you will find that he also helps to keep you obedient, you will constantly be aware when you are about to turn left when you should turn right.
One more important thing is that when you become disobedient do not hide from God, do not run away, then Jesus would have died for nothing, go back to him and repent and go back in your lane. He wants you to be close to him at all times. Don't be Adam and Eve, they hid, but he went to look for them anyway!.

I may write more on this in the future when I am more comfortable in spilling out the exact details, but I felt the need to really give out this message because I want you to avoid the pain and suffering that comes with disobeying God because of fear, and lack of trust in him.I am in a painful emotional situation at the moment because I did not fully trust God with my life. I then took to my own ways but with that you learn there are serious consequences!

May the Lord be with you, may his Spirit that lives in you always burn and lead you in the direction that you should go in. Obey his word, read it and live it!
Revelation 14:12 NIV This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
Please share your experience about your obedient life and helpful encouraging ways to keep at it.
Until next post, God bless...


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Take time to know Him/Her

Hi,

I was watching Me Before You, it is a romantic movie about a young woman and a young who fall in love over a period of time and sadly the man decides to take his life because he cannot remain living as a paraplegic. Sad for that man but however that is not my focus about this.

The way I spend so much time with God these days I hear him speak to me in everything that there is out there, I hope that he blesses you with this gift, I don't know what to call it. Surely you have to spend time in his presence to hear his voice among the loudness.

As Christians we know that we are not to be engage in sex or anything regarding that subject until marriage. Besides it being a command from God it really does protect us from a lot of things that you do not have to believe to see that. 
So as I was watching this movie I noticed how these two people were spending time together getting to know each other, without any physical contact. It showed me how much attention to detail was paid to one another. Most of us have not gotten the chance to get to know this because our focus was/is on sexual contact , which in a way limits other ways of communication that could be explored between two people. If the majority of youth(that I know of) could try this, I honestly believe they would stop crying about being broke hearted after every relationship.


this was my favourite scene, it shows he was listening to her.
Even her own bf did not know.
I want to use this man's tragic situation to bring glory to this situation. I wish most of us could be paralyzed to our physical desires as we pursue our future spouses, wouldn't that be honouring God? I have been praying for that, it has been playing in my head that we should paralyze our flesh's desire and get to spend time with the person, listening and interacting, watching their reactions!
The time alone also produced those emotions, it produced loving actions towards each other. The man and the woman did not have love at first site, love came along the way with friendship.
1 Timothy 5:1-2 NIV:Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. 

These are just my 2 cents worth of opinions. Let me know what you think! and where did God's voice suddenly appear to you? Let us know

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Bible Reading Challenge Testimony!

Hello child of God, 

This week has taken it's toll on me but that won't stop me from praising the most high God, I hope yours has been good to you.

It's time for a little testimony don't you think? If you have been following this blog then you know I have been doing a Bible reading challenge whereby I have to read the Bible daily.  I have achieved this by signing up for a bible study plan on Biblegateway.com,  check them out if you can.
What I really like about this is that I can listen to the scriptures(I do this often), and read on the days that I have missed, on Monday I'd be catching up the weekend readings.

My testimonial is that reading the Bible has helped my prayer life a lot. I find that my prayers are authoritative and strong. I don't doubt anything I say in prayer and some of the things I declare from scripture itself.
Not only that but this has brought me closer to God,  it draws me near to him. I'm now on Jeremiah,  started from Psalms, all that I've read exalts God therefore bringing me to that position which ultimately makes my relationship with him  better. Praise and worship is not only music and singing but it is becoming my life.

I've realised that I rely on this a lot lately and cannot go a day without. I even get sad when I finish a book because I was getting amped up for it and getting used to it, then wish it could end at the 100th chapter.
Also, I can remember some of the scriptures and I can tell if a certain phrase has been said in other books.I was worried that I won't be able to remember anything that I read but I seem to surprise myself.

I look forward to the changes this is going to bring in my life, if a month or so of reading scripture is giving me such joy and peace and full dependence on God what is a lifetime going to yield! If you have not started I urge that you do, we cannot claim to be Christians and not read the word from our God that speaks truth, where are we to look for directions?

I really want to encourage you to start no matter how small, pray to Holy Spirit to help you and he will be there every step of the way, even if it is devotionals. It is not as difficult as I thought it was going to be and it definitely has not been like reading a novel, I get shaken and stirred and sometimes want to stand up in ovation(while I am at work lol), this happens when I fully agree with the scripture at the time.

 I hope this has found you well and share your testimony in the comments. Until next post, God bless...

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Prayer Everyday Every Second

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Hello, hello,

It has been a while, I know but if the Spirit has not driven to write then we might have these long breaks for us to reflect on what we learn and work on that.
But this particular post came to me around last week , just that I was busy with an exam. I hope God has been good to you as usual and that you are having a blessed weekend.

I am not sure if the title best fits what I am going to share with you, it is prayer pointers I have for someone like me who is just enjoying the presence of God in their life and wants to constantly maintain that and go beyond. 
So this came to me immediately after I had finished praying in the bus on my way home. A thought came to me that we should pray whenever the opportunity arises.


  • First of all you should have a routine, if you don't I would suggest that you start working on it now. You can start with morning and night and keep it sturdy until it is your habit. The reason I suggest that you have a routine is because you will be consistent with your conversation with God and when you miss that spot you will notice it. It does not mean it should boring and or repetitive, or long either. A heartfelt prayer is all that is needed.
  • Once you have settled into your prayer routine. Then you can add more -one at a time- moments to pray throughout your day an example being when you arrive at work take a moment at your desk to thank God or bless your day. One way I have achieved this is that I am constantly listening to the Bible during the day and following Christian accounts on social accounts, so when I come across something and the Holy Spirit convicts me about that I pray immediately silently (because I am at work) about that specific thing and thank God for that Revelation.
  • Reading the Bible daily can help with your prayer life, I can testify to this since I have been seriously doing my Bible challenge. Yes! You will get an update of that soon. But really though, it does help a lot, whenever you read the Bible considering you have prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to take this journey with you at all times you will see things to pray about as you read and use scriptures as part of your prayer. You can imagine how powerful that feels and it does and it is also uplifting.
  • I am a very forgetful person, if you are just as blessed then you should know it is good to keep a note of everything important and this should be applied here as well. Write down your prayer points, you will find that as your day goes by some random person will ask for you to pray for them, you will see something that cause you to want to pray for it(world disaster maybe!) and when this arrives if you feel that a silent prayer within your workplace is not enough, write that point down to include in your night routine prayer. I do this daily, be it from a scripture or from a friend. I would pray silently and then continue to pray again at home.
  • If you pray among people, in a group, do not pay to much attention on yourself though sometimes it feels like you are speaking gibberish but trust in God to utter what is right through you. This has happened to me, I was praying and it felt like I was not making sense yet people were saying Amen and I could not understand why.
Some prayers don't need to be repeated all the time, Holy Spirit will drive it in you. I pray for random people at times. Over the last weekend I prayed for the elections and it was strange because I do not even entertain politics in my life but I knew it was put in my heart for a reason so I obeyed and prayed.

I really hope that this improves your prayer life and brings you closer to God as you have more and more of him in your life.


Until next post, God bless...