Stand still

Stand still so others can Know the God You serve.
We live in a world where there are so many laws. And some of the laws and beliefs of the world are not in agreement with God’s word. So as christians we must stand strong on our faith and believes, stand still on God’s promises and not conform to the ways of the world.

In the book of Daniel,

Daniel, Shadrach , Meshach and Abed-Nego makes us understand the importance of standing strong even in a time where the laws of the world are contrary to God almighty’s word.

In Daniel 2,
King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and asked the astrologers, wise men and magicians to tell them the dream and also interpret the dream. If they were not able to do so, He would kill all the wise men including Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach ,Abed-Nego, the astrologers and magicians.

Nobody was able to tell King Nebuchadnezzar His dream and interpret it for Him.
But God revealed the dream to Daniel in a Vision and gave Daniel understanding and Revelation of the dream.

Before God revealed the dream to Him , He seeked God on this issue with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.
The bible says In Daniel 2:18,
That they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret , so that Daniel and His companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Now Daniel did not give in to fear of what was about to happen. But He seek God. And because He did not give in to fear and depended on God , God revealed the dream to Him. Because He did not conform to the ways of the Babylonians God revealed the dream to Him. Because the God of Daniel is the only true and mighty God , He came through for Him.
Because Daniel did not give in to fear and stood , Nebuchadnezzar was able to see and know what God can do.

Daniel 2:47
The King answered Daniel and said, Truly your God is the God of gods

Its not enough to believe, your actions must correlate with your believes.
Now in Daniel 3:

Nebuchadnezzer made an image of gold and asked the nation and governments to bow and worship the gold image, and whoever does not do so will be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

Now Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego refused to bow and were cast into the burning fiery furnace.

Shadrach Meshach and Abed-Nego stood strong on their faith and acted in accordance to their believe in God. They did not deny God and conform to the patterns of this world. They stood for God and God came through. They stood for God and God stood beside them.

 

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Because they did not conform, God protected them and delivered them from death and they came out of the burning furnace without a spot of burn.

Because they stood and did not bow before any other God, King Nebuchadnezzer was able to see for Himself that their God is mighty and is the only true and living God.

We must stand strong in these last days. We must not conform to the patterns of this world. Because the world says something is normal does not mean is normal. Because the government and laws say something is normal does not mean is right. If its contrary to God’s word you must stand strong on God’s word and act according to your faith. Don’t bow to the believes of this world when you know its against the word of God.

Don’t bow to fornication, Don’t bow to sexual immorality, Don’t bow to abortion. Only bow and worship almighty God not just with your lips but with your actions.

God is behind You when you stand. When you stand still others will see for themselves that you serve a mighty God. Others will see for themselves that Jesus is the way , truth and life. You will be a living testimony for others who are conforming to the patterns of this world to see that Jesus is the King of Kings.
When you don’t bow and stay strong. When you don’t bow no matter how difficult life gets and stay true to the Lord. God will come through, He will reveal Himself. Your patience will not be forsaken.

Don’t bow and be lukewarm. Don’t bow and stay on the narrow road. Don’t bow in seasons when you feel alone. Don’t bow when you are been attacked. God is faithful , He stays true to His word. No one who puts their trust in the Lord will ever be put to shame.

God will come through for You when you stand still. God is faithful .

You are never Alone

Hunger for Jesus

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Jacob left His father Isaacs house to run from His brother Esau who wanted to kill him, as a result of taking His blessings, and also to find His wife in His mothers hometown. But on His way there he had nowhere to sleep and found a certain place and laid there with His head on a stone. God spoke to Jacob and told Him about the promises and inheritance he would bless Him with.
The place where Jacob laid his head was a certain place(an unknown place to Him). Jacob didn’t have a house there, it was just a stone he layed His head on and slept. In the unknown place, but that’s where God spoke to Him.
The fact that where you are right now is an unstable place, abusive home, doesn’t mean God is not there.
You may be at an unknown place, a certain place where…

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Dysfunction springs from Disobedience

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When man chooses to turn away from God, everything is affected.

When a people choose to turn away from God, everything around becomes dysfunctional.

Because God is the one who created the heavens and the earth. He is the one who created every living thing. He is the one who gives life. He is the one who brings peace.

Now if a people are walking away from God, God’s wrath comes over those people.
But before His wrath, He gives us a chance to change. A chance to surrender and turn from our ways.
God is so good He tells us the consequences of our sin. The wages of sin is death( Romans 6:23)  Sometimes its not a physical death, but a destruction of your soul.
But eventually we will all die oneday and when we have obeyed God and have a relationship with Him, our physical body dies but our soul will be with Him. But those who turn away from Him on this earth and don’t repent are like dead men walking.

Our obedience does not only affect us, but things around us. When we are blessed by God, whatever is around us becomes blessed also.

When you read the book of Joel 1
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You come to understand that even the grain is ruined, new wine is dried up and oils fail, all because of a nation turning away from God.

Even the harvest in the field perished , the trees that are meant to bare fruit are even withered.

Joel 1:16 Is not the food cut of before your eyes, Joy and gladness from the house of God?

18 How the animals groan ! The herds of cattle are restless because they have no pasture ; even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment.
So when you see so much trouble going on in the world. It comes down to man turning their face from God. Not acknowledging Him and serving other idols. Walking into complete destruction and not having any reverence for Almighty God. Just thinking that there will be food , there will be water , without thanking the one who makes the plants germinate and produce fruits and the created rain.

Man has given honour to things that don’t deserve the honour. Man has given honour to Himself for the wisdom of God and God’s creation. They don’t think of the fact that their very existence is a result of Almighty God. God has given man dominion over the earth and man uses that dominion carelessly. God’s freewill which expresses His love for us and our ability to choose life we’ve turned into choosing things that will destroy us.

Glory be to God

Disobedience Has Consequences

Every act of Disobedience has consequences.
There are somethings which have been birthed as a result of our disobedience, those things have to be removed in-order for God’s will to manifest.

Every decision we take in life has an outcome.

There are certain decisions, certain acts that have been taken out of God’s will and disobedience to God’s word and even though God has forgiven us and new blessings will be released we sometimes have to face the consequences of that sin.
Its not that God has not forgiven us. Or God doesn’t have another plan. Or that its the end. Or we are never going to make it. Its just because that decision was taken out of God’s will and that sin produced bad fruits, and those fruits have to be removed in other for new fruits to grow.
We have to learn how to not only ask for forgiveness but to repent. Repent from the sin that has produced bad fruits.

 

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But why do we have to face consequences when God has forgiven us? Sometimes the only way we truly learn from our mistakes is when we see the results of our disobedience.

Its sad how for a long time, knowing that God loves us, knowing that the reason He wants us to walk in obedience with Him is because He knows and wants the best for us, knowing that He sent His son Jesus to die for our sins still didn’t wake us up from that sin. Knowing that He wants a relationship with us.

Some of us had to get to a dead end.suffer from the results of disobedience. Some of us even near a death experience. Some of us even to the point of brokenness, some of us even to the point of been inflicted with disease.some of us even to the point of suicide, and drugs and alcohol consuming our precious lifes. Before we saw that Jesus still had His arms wide open. Jesus came to rescue us. To heal us, to deliver us, to remove us from the mess. Thats when we began to wake up.
Punishments are to wake us up. Are to make us fully repent. Are to help us understand that sin has consequences. Are to make us run far away from that sin. The Lord disciplines those He loves. Sometimes if we are not disciplined we will make that mistake over and over again. We will continue walking that route to darkness, but God wants to wake us up. The earth we live on does not belong to us. The life we have is not our own. We’ve got to know who is in charge and follow His commands. We cant live life any way we want. Because our life’s are precious to God. And even if it means He has to discipline us so we don’t continue to walk to a dead end, He will.

After David slept with Uriah’s wife, and killed Uriah so He won’t find out. God sent Prophet Nathan to rebuke Him.
2 Samuel 2:9-11
9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord by doing evil in His sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon. 10 Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in [a]broad daylight.

David confessed His guilt to the Lord, and God forgave Him. But there were consequences David had to face as a result of His disobedience. God forgave David but The sin He committed had punishments awaiting Him.
The punishments was not just that His son will die. But also what the Lord said concerning His household rebelling against Him. ( 2 samuel 13)

And in 2 samuel 13
One of The Lord’s punishment to David as a result of sleeping with Uriah’s wife and killing Uriah was that ” I will cause your own house to rebel against you.

And thats what happened in the next chapter, even after God forgave David and blessed Him with a new son Solomon.
David’s Household started to rebel against Him. His son Amnon raped his own sister Tamar. And His other son Absalom revenged Amnon for what he did by killing Him. So David’s household started rebelling against Him. They began to go wayward.

In 2 Samuel 16: 21
Another one of the Lord’s punishment to David was that ” I will give your wives to another man before your very eyes, and he will go to bed with them in public view.

And thats what happened in 2 samuel 16:12-21
David’s own son Absalom slept with His wives in public view.
2 samuel 16:12-21 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on top of the house, and Absalom went in with His father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
God forgives us, but from that punishment,we must learn never to go that way again. But when you know there are punishments behind acts of disobedience , you will flee from that sin. We must also learn to move on from the past and forgive ourselves and understand that God only allowed things to happen for our good. Not to destroy us, but to move us away from the things that are destroying us instead.

God loves us so much that even though its painful for Him to punish us, He must do it so we walk the right path. He must do it so our souls will come to Him and not be torchoured in Hell. Imagine a father knowing that their child is doing something that is dangerous to them and will destroy them, a good father will not only warn that child but will discipline them so they never do that thing again. And God loves us even more than anyone could ever love us. So do you think He will watch and continue to let you walk down that road?
So even though God forgave David, and he was still wining battles and getting blessed, him and his household faced the consequence of his disobedience to God.
Sometimes we can be in the midst of blessings and God has forgiven us for our sins. But God is loving and God forgives.But can still be facing consequences of some sins .
Sometimes we get caught up in what we feel. Making decisions on how we feel. Even if it pleases God or not. But when we have the holy spirit living within us, we are alerted, prompted of the decision we are about to take that has punishments.
Sin has consequences, just us there are rewards for good deeds, every bad deed has has punishments as its fruits.
God sees all sins as equal, but not all sins have the same punishments here on earth. Some punishments are greater than others.
God still loves us,

 

 

 

With Jesus …You are sorted

When you walk with God doesn’t mean you won’t face difficulty or be rejected.

Sometimes you may wonder, after all my prayers and worship. Why am i still facing problems ?. I have repented from my old ways, I am seeking God’s face, why am i still facing some difficulties. I thought when I gave my life to Jesus, thats it , am sorted.

Yes you are sorted, because your soul will not suffer in hell. You are sorted because you will still face difficulties and come out standing. You are sorted because you are on the right path, You are walking with the spirit of truth. You are sorted because Jesus is working within you daily to become more like Him. You are sorted because you have the guidance of the Holy spirit. You are sorted because greater is He that lives in you than He that is in the world. You are sorted because Even in the midst of storms God gives you peace.

Now how can anyone face life alone without Jesus? You face trials and you are not alone, you fight battles and you are not alone when you have Jesus. life is great with Jesus, you have Him to cast your burdens unto, for He cares for you.

You have Jesus who will not just hear you but carry the burden thats on your shoulder.
The difference is even when you go through difficulties, it won’t affect your sight. It won’t break your bones and suck the strength out of you. Because you have the God of angels armies pouring out His strength on you, to go through tough times and come out standing. Because somethings didn’t work out in the past , doesn’t mean you have no hope. You have hope with God, He will open another door. Its not over, its not the end when you have God on your side. Even if you didn’t get things exactly the way you want them. God has a better plan. Seek Him, don’t stop because things have not turned out the way you expected.

God’s plans for you are of a good future and an hope ( Jeremiah 29:11) No Matter what you are going through now, The joy of your future ahead is much much greater than the difficulty you are going through. So don’t give up, be patient and see, live and see, endure and see , for the Lord is good,and His mercies endure forever.
2 samuel 16 5-8

Some people may look at someone and think, if they have been good why are they going through this hardship. If its God that brought them up why are they falling. If it was God that put them together why are there problems in their marriage? How can bad things happen to good people?
The fact that you are good person doesn’t make you prone from difficulties or attacks. It doesn’t make you prone from people despising you.

David had to flee from the throne God has given to Him. Because His own son Absalom, planned and plotted so He could take over. And on His way with His servants and people, A man from the family of Saul accused Him of evil He did not do. He cursed David and called Him a blood thirsty man. Accused Him of stealing Saul’s throne and killing Him.

And was mocking Him and told Him ” The Lord has brought upon you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned, and the Lord has delivered it into the hands of Absalom.

But everything the man said about David was not the truth. The Lord anointed and called David to the throne. And Saul was removed from the throne as a result of His disobedience to God. But the man assumed that the difficulty David was facing because He killed Saul.

Be Careful not to judge people or assume that the difficulties they are facing is because of something bad they have done. That is not always the case. Bad things can happen to good people for a period, but the story does not finish there. Good always overcomes evil. Light overcomes darkness.

When David sinned against God by sleeping with Uriah’s wife and killed Him, God said He will not remove Him from the throne, But God’s punishment was that David’s son whom she was pregnant with would die, His own household would rebel against Him and His wives would be given to another man in broad day light.i

Prepare Yourself..

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One evening, Just as I was getting ready to go bed, God placed a message on my heart. And the Holy Spirit reminded me of a parable in His word to confirm the message. Whatever message God puts on your heart to share release it. Set someone free, don’t delay, its not about you.

Holy spirit whispered: our time on earth should be a preparation to enter heaven. He gave me this scripture;on the parable of the ten brides; Matthew 25:1-14. God is so amazing I haven’t read or seen that scripture in ages, but He reminded me of the story straightaway.
(Matthew 25:1-14

25 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids[a] who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, 4 but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. 5 When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

6 “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’ 7 “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. 8 Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ 9 “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’ 12 “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’ 13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.)

I hear and have spoken to people who are christians and attend church. But they say they are not ready to lay down somethings in their life yet. They are not ready to stop some old way of living yet. They say its not the right time yet and they will stop living a certain way a year from now, a month from now , very soon. But what you are not realising is; it becomes harder and harder to get out of that sin, and after a while that sin becomes a norm to you. You don’t get convicted anymore. It becomes a habit.
You may think you are enjoying life in that sin. And that perhaps may be you should have one last bite of it. Before you know the last bite turns into the beginning of many bites.

Many bites of something thats poisoning you. It tasted sweet but its effects are devastating to your soul. It tasted sweet but its leading you to a bitter ending. It tasted sweet but its robbing you off your relationship with God and the purpose He’s created you.
God who created you knows whats best for your soul. He knows what will destroy you and what will grow you. You believe He created you , but don’t you see He wants the best for you? Man didn’t say its wrong, the lover of your soul did. The one who breathed life into you and has the power to take it away. So why do you listen to everyone else except him? Why neglect the one who wakes you up every morning to see another day? Why listen to anyone else except the one who gives you chance after chance after chance. Why listen to everyone else except the one who never gives up on you?

And you walk around living a lie. Our time on earth should be a preparation to enter Heaven. When you are going to a particular place or event, do not plan the route? Do you not get prepared to get to your destination? Do you not get ready, find out the best way to get to your destination? Avoiding as much traffic as possible and ensuring that you have the correct ticket for the journey? You do not start a journey which you know will be completed, and not get ready for your final destination. Our journey on earth has an ending, and when we get of our aim is to meet our heavenly father in heaven. The amazing thing is Jesus does not only want to meet us in heaven but wants to guide us through our journey on earth.He doesn’t want us to go round in circles and miss out on heaven. Jesus is the only way the truth and the Life and no one can get to the father except through Him. But believing in Him is not enough we must accept His ways and obey His word. How can we believe in something and not practice it?
Matthew 25:13
you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.

 

 

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God recognises all you do

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Be faithful to God, He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Those who do His will regardless of whether man recognises or not. God can see everything that you are doing and doing well with your heart. He can see your hunger to do His will. Even if man can’t see or man sees and doesn’t recognise. God sees and recognises.
2 samuel 5: 2 In the past when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you , “You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.
God had seen David as king long before the Israelites saw Him. The Israelites also saw David fight their battles but they did not give him full recognition until that day. The fact that they didn’t recognise Him then didn’t mean that God hasn’t recognised Him. There will be a season where the fruits of your obedience will manifest. However long it takes be patient.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ( Galatians 6:9)

David did not recognise Himself as King until They built Him a palace. He had already reigned for 40 years. And He didn’t realize that the Lord had confirmed Him king over Israel.

(2 samuel 5:11 ,Then King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar timber and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built David a palace. 12 And David realized that the Lord had confirmed him as king over Israel and had blessed his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.)

Don’t settle until your purpose has been established. Don’t think this is it. God has brought me here and that’s it. You havn’t received the fullness of your blessing and you are thinking you are settled. Everything that God has said concerning your life and purpose must be established before you start settling. Whatever test and whatever season you have to get through, endure and obey and get through. Don’t settle. Even if what the Lord has said about your life hasn’t yet been fulfilled it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It doesn’t matter if you’ve missed that opportunity, get up seek God’s face and let Him direct you.
After fighting all this battles, after His people had called Him king, after God anointed Him, David still didn’t realise until He sat in a palace. Don’t get comfortable, Don’t settle until you start fulfilling and walking in your purpose. Yes God has said concerning your life, and people have also recognised you. It doesn’t mean you are not believing what God has said about you.

But you will keep going until everything manifests. Therefore don’t give up, don’t let trials and test and people make you think that’s it. There is more, there is greater to come. God’s promises does not return to Him void, However long it takes don’t settle until it manifests.

Do things God’s way and He will get the glory

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Do things God’s way and He will get the glory

The glory has to belong to God not man. And when the glory belongs to God man will not get you there, God himself will.He may use man, but the glory does not belong to man. The glory belongs to God.

When things are done man’s way it doesnt last, there’s a price, there is a formula. But when things are done God’s way there is no formula. Words cannot explain how He did it. Because His ways are far above our ways ( Isaiah 55:8) and the thoughts of God is no where near what our minds can comprehend
When things are done God’s way, God will get the glory and His word will not return to Him void. But when we do things and make decisions according to the world God is not getting the glory. We want God to come through but we don’t want to do things His way.

We want a man who is committed and has a true heart for God but we keep eyes on the cute guy who lusts after the flesh.
We pray for God to use us but we get impatient when we sit at His feet and havn’t heard Him yet.
If we truly wants God’s way then it doesn’t matter when or where or how. We won’t be choosy because we want His way.
When you ask someone to direct you somewhere. And they tell you the direction, will you reply back saying ” actually I won’t take that route? Did you not ask them so you can be directed?

God deserves all the glory out of our situations. But are we truly given Him glory on decisions we did not involve Him? Decisions that don’t please Him?
God got the glory of David becoming King. When David was in hiding, He asked God where to go, and God directed Him and He was safe. When David was in hiding from Saul He asked God who to fight and God delivered His enemies into His hands.( 1 samuel 23:2)

When David could have killed Saul on two attempts, He did not do it.His army told Him to do it, but He did not. (1 samuel 24, 26)  They were not going to get the glory for who God Himself has ordained David to be. David obeyed God so God got the glory.

Finally when Sauls servant rejected Saul’s son Isbotheth and decided to do everything to make sure David gets the throne, He was killed. He was not going to get the glory for who God almighty Himself has ordained and anointed to be King.

Man is not going to get the glory, God is. So when you do things God’s way, just know that no-matter what you may face along the way, God Himself will get the glory. And your end will be good because God puts Himself above His word. No matter how long it takes lets be patient and obey. God has a set time for everything and because you don’t know His time doesnt mean its not going to happen. David was anointed but He didn’t step on the throne straight away. He was patient through the test, sometimes alone, sometimes surrounded by people, sometimes cried, sometimes rejoiced, sometimes He was even thinking that Saul will surely kill Him one day. But in the end God got the glory and He waited.

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Nothing is Hidden from the Lord

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Nothing is hidden from the Lord.

Sometimes in life, things happen without you even knowing they were coming. Sometimes you may receive a prophetic word ,warning dreams and visions or a word on an event about to take place. And there are times where you have no idea that it what was coming.
But nothing is hidden from the Lord.
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

You may not have known, but God knows. And Trust that He knows why its happened and He will make everything work out for your good. Trust that even when you feel like you’ve lost something unexpectedly that He will restore everything that was lost. Trust that He will not withhold anything good from you.
Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

Sometimes you may have been in the word, praying and spending time with Him. You may be walking with Him, but you still did not know what was coming. And you are like But God ” I wish You told me this was about to happen”.

For something to be restored it has to be broken, for something to be restored, it has to be lost, for something to be restored it has to deserted.
Thats what happened to David, God warned Him through people and ordered His steps in and out of battle. He would enquire of the Lord and the Lord will tell Him what to do.
But when He returned home from being rejected to fight for the philistines, the Amalekites had burned His land with fire. And sadly also they had even taken captive all the women, sons, daughters.
David did not see that one coming.He did not know He was going to return and everything that belonged to Him would be taken.
But what did David do next?
He cried out to God. And the most beautiful thing He did is the bible says “He strengthened Himself in the Lord His God.” Who do you run to first when you are distressed? Who do you strengthen yourself in or lean on when you feel like there’s no hope? Whoever and whatever you run to first is your idol.

You can seek friends and pastors and prophets. But they don’t always have the answer to what God is about to do next. They may encourage you but God wants you to experience Him for yourself. He wants a personal story between you and Him. That when all hope was lost He brought you hope. That when you were lost He delivered you. Man can pray with you and help you but only God can restore to you everything that you have lost.
In 1 samuel 29:8 says
So David enquired of the LorD saying, ” shall i pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? “And God answered him ” pursue for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”

You would think that David would go straight and chase after what was lost. But He enquired from God. He didn’t want to take a step without getting a yes from God. Even though it belongs to Him He wanted God’s say on it.
God stands on His word.( psalm 138:2 For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.) Whatever He says, He will do. Seek Him on what to do next on the things you’ve lost. But don’t dwell on those things, dwell on Him. Stand on His word more than your miracle. He is able to do, just what He said He will do.
God may want to do something new, Wait and let Him show you. Seek Him even when you haven’t recovered what you lost yet.Don’t give up. Your world is not found in what you lost, whatever you’ve lost can be found in Jesus. Your world is found in Jesus.
God is a God of restoration.No one puts His trust in the Lord and ever gets ashamed.
When you have given your life to Jesus doesn’t mean everyday everything is sweet. It doesn’t mean you will never face problems. But it means that no matter what you face, He will give you the strength to overcome. It means you will have peace in the midst of storms. It means that you will be preserved and strengthened to go through difficulties and still come out standing.

 

 

 

Repenting and hearing God for ourselves

In 1 Samuel 28   , Saul went to a medium because God was not answering Him, the prophet Samuel had died and God did not answer Him. Had he obeyed God’s last instruction and stop envying David, He wouldn’t have needed a medium.
Sometimes we say God hasn’t spoken. Or God has not answered us, but what is the state of our heart? Are we still walking in sin? Have we truly repented?
God uses prophets and pastors to help us yes. But we must not depend on a man to hear what God is saying. That man doesn’t even know what will happen to them tomorrow.
God puts people in places to help us, to guide us, to mentor us, but those people will not always be there.

We’ve got to know God for ourselves. We’ve got go down on our knees in prayer and worship God. We’ve got to know His word for ourselves. We cant always be running to man’s ears to hear God.
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.

How can we seek God with an unrepentant heart? A heart of stone. A heart that does not even feel convicted when in sin. A heart that does not long to please Him?
2 chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

In the past, I would pray and pray and pray concerning various matters, but even after I prayed I couldn’t hear God. I couldn’t hear Him through dreams, I did not even understand when He was speaking to me through His word. The simple answer is i was not repenting. I would pray and go back into the same sin God convicted me. And i will sit there and say God has not answered my prayer.
Sadly enough, even after a pastor has prayed for me, i would not see or feel the difference. That’s because I was very much aware that God hated the sin which had become a norm to me. I had to repent and stop making prayer a wish list but a relationship. Its not about praying for all the amazing things but most importantly strength to walk in obedience with God. And remove every desire in me that seeks to please my flesh. #Jesus #faith #peace #Grace #God’slove