FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT (PART TWO)

Will leave with some lasting points to reflect on-

TO GET TO WHERE GOD WANTS YOU TO BE – YOU HAVE TO FIGHT AND NOT GIVE UP.

- Have an intimate relationship with God- know Him for yourself.

- Build a good healthy prayer life

-      Build up your faith and don’t let it waiver based on what you are passing through.

- Work out your salvation not based on other people’s relationships but based on your one to one relationship with God as you follow Him

- Keep Ephesians 6:10-15 about the whole armour of God and know what it is that you are fighting.

- God cant bless a counterfeit you, give your true authentic self to Him when in troubled times and let Him walk you through it all.

- Be encouraged to know that in the fight 2 Cor 12:9 will always work in your favour – “Each time He said ‘My grace is all you need, my power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

Father I pray over each person reading this, may you strengthen them in all they are going through, let the peace that surpasses all understanding be their portion and may they never loose focus but put their trust in you even when its hard and things aren’t making sense. May they not depart from your truth now or forever more. In your name we pray. Amen.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT (PART ONE)

Dear Father,

We thank you for another day, we thank you for your love, mercy and grace. We thank you that we are alive and well and that no weapon formed or fashioned against us will prosper. We believe that in all things you are our protector, provider and comfort so no matter what it may look like, so long as you have allowed it, we know that as it says in Psalms 23 we shall walk through the valley of the shadow of death and not stay stuck in it.

 

Today will be sharing on fighting the good fight, in life every day we wake up there is a fight, the enemy wants to take us out his assignment is to kill, steal and destroy so no matter how nice you think you are, how often you go to church etc you need to get your faith up and your prayer life intensified, to  be able to press on without growing weary.

 

The word says in Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

 

Lets break this scripture down, in this section Jesus is teaching about the kingdom-

He is teaching and preaching

The blind were seeing

The dead were being raised up

The poor were having the gospel preached to them

 

There was an understanding of who Jesus was and what He was sent to do, but it was evident as shown that John the Baptist had gone before Jesus to prepare the way for Jesus to come. He was

 

simply on assignment to make it known that Jesus was coming, what  an assignment, but that very same John the Baptist was in prison and from the prison walls wanted to make sure the one he laid the way for was truly Jesus. I learnt something profound from this, even in prison when all hope could be lost, you just want to give up and serve your time. John the Baptist rather sent out two of his disciples to enquire if what he heard was true or if they need to look for the real Jesus. Even in the lowest and loneliness of place John was still focused on assignment and still had loyal disciples he could still send from inside the prison.

I began to see that no matter where you find yourself, or with who, what God has called you to shouldn’t be aborted or overlooked. Yes there is a daily fight, but God is with you in that fight. No matter how hopeless you may feel or how hopeless the situation is, know that there is always a tomorrow and our God lives.

To be able to enter the kingdom of God you need to have tenacity, thick skin, a will power to succeed, unwavering faith, and most importantly endurance with and in the process. Because you see what Jesus did and how He was treated here on earth, to then say that you are following Christ will not be any easier, but will be rewarding. There will be people who talk down on you, oppose what you are doing, turn against you, BUT once you keep your focus on God and assignment you shall surely overcome. 

What I love about both John the Baptist and Jesus was the humility they carried. Jesus was humble to point out in his ways and teaching that it was John the Baptist who paved the way into the kingdom of God. In today’s society you can do everything you can to help someone, but when it’s time for your work to get acknowledged it’s as though the person has forgotten all you did for them. That’s why there are people who can’t trust others, don’t go to church and harbour unforgiveness in their hearts.

Life daily is a fight, so don’t also add the actions of others to get you down, that’s not what you are here for. Rise above it all and forgive, with life being a fight you need to be sensitive in spirit and act according to all that God says. We have to learn to fight and not become complacent when we feel it’s too hard.

 

What we fight for is what we get in life, so don’t get complacent and then complain when things get tough, fight the good fight and walk in who God has called you to be.

 

GOD BLESS YOU

MATTERS OF THE HEART (PART TWO)

(MATTERS OF THE HEART - PART TWO)

In morning devotion recently I was meditating on a few things, one being 1Peter 5:8 "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around LIKE a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Notice the LIKE here - Like here can be linked to- like something but isn’t, less of the real thing, counterfeit, not real but claims to be, fallen and trying to walk in power, failing but still striving.

God then highlighted to me errors believers make and we hear it all the time. The devil this, the devil that... When you give too much attention to a thing that carries no power you yourself will go to the level of always blaming outwardly but not checking the internal...

You can go to church, sow, serve etc. BUT all this man sees outwardly there’s a reason why the bible says God looks at the heart of a man. To say that no matter what u do outwardly God sees the heart, motives and intentions for what you do. And even though you’re doing those things and not reaping the fruits, you then blame the devil and living according to thinking that the devil is always to blame.

YET its your heart that needs the healing and shift to put the devil in its place and move from the victim to victor mentality. Not every day the devil, sometimes its God who allows those things (e.g book of Job). And then there are things self inflicted, you know what you have to do but being disobedient to it (e.g book of Jonah). But yet still blaming devil.

So today I challenge you to go back to God and let Him search your hearts. You’ll be surprised what He will expose; all the while you were thinking you were fine. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a FOOTHOLD to the devil.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 there is always a ROOT to something, it’s not just "this is the way I am" approach. It came from somewhere whether it be childhood, jobs, friends etc.

So what you entertain is what you give the devil access to, imagine anger you let it go on and on without working on it, before you know it, though its wrong you see yourself justifying it, allowing it, making excuses for it. All the while the foothold has been accepted, but because you’re deep in what God speaks against you’re soo desensitized to correction, humility and healing.

 

Please don’t let that be you, do self checks daily. 

God bless you all

MATTERS OF THE HEART (PART ONE)

Hey Lovelies,

It’s been a while since we uploaded any blog posts, but we are back with more content and pray it will bless you.

Dear Father,

Thank you for the lives of those who are reading this blog I pray that those who read it will bring their hearts to you for you to show them what they need to work on and get healing from. May they walk in humility, love, patience and the compassion you have towards others. May they have peace in all they do and may they not put anyone or anything before you. In your name we pray. Amen

So this was recently on my heart and though to share it with you all, due to some observations made, we hear a lot about women needing healing from childhood traumas/ past hurts, father wounds and mother wounds etc.

Yes though they are real and need healing from, healing is not based on gender, we have to understand that men aren’t exempt and also go through such but for some reason it’s always women spoken of more in terms of healing. Even though stats show men committing suicide and suffering in silence, walking around like they are okay and have it all together, but masking their brokenness in pride and the macho lifestyle.

 

Its sooo important as a man to be secure in yourself, confident and HEALED, you are going to be a husband and father, you’re a leader and so to lead you have to get yourself right first and not hide behind a career or pride. The sad thing is that men are neglected in the area of having trauma and wounds that need healing. Until later in life e.g. in marriage when it all exposes itself and causes a strain on it and their children especially. I always say healing isn’t by gender, man or woman you can receive it.

Yes our parents may not have all had the best upbringing, but then we must learn from it all and grow and walk even closer to God for direction and insight into what we must break and not repeat for future generations. No matter the trials, people’s opinions etc, you are here for a reason and no one has the power to dictate to you what you should do, or who you’ll become in life.

Salvation is personal not a group thing, so don’t miss it because you put others first or didn’t believe you could and so stayed stagnant or allowed your circumstances to define you. You have to get to the level where all that matters is God and not putting what your natural eyes can see first, build thick skin and no matter what giving up shouldn’t be an option.

 

Your CIRCUMSTANCE is not your NAME, your circumstances are what you go through and overcome to bring glory to God. It’s not permanent and the worse thing u can do is call yourself by circumstance. SPEAK THE WORD, SPEAK LIFE, WALK IN THE ASSURANCE GOD WILL NEVER FAIL YOU. So as you hold on, my prayer for you is to rejoice in it and learn as u press on through and be blessed.

THE PROCESS

You have a process to go through, you can’t just 'arrive' how can you learn the value of the thing you want and how to maintain it, if you haven’t been tested or faced trials on the journey to getting it?

How can you get all you want without a process?

God spoke to me recently about the lazy generation may we not be part of that, but rather people who understand and ENDURE. The pain is never wasted.

Can I be transparent? At one point recently I got to a place where I was fed up and knew there was more, but wasn’t attaining it. So I prayed and God asked soo clearly at church recently, what 5 things do I want Him to do for me, that Q was a game changer for me because ever since then, in just a few ways God has been showing up based on my requests.

Please understand that in the process, prayer is so important and it works, and when you feel you can’t go on, THATS WHEN GOD STEPS IN, IN A MIGHTY WAY. At the end of the day it’s not about the material things or the number of people we know or are around. It’s about how well we used our time here on earth and how well we stewarded over what God entrusted us with. So it makes no sense to do the most to please imperfect people or attain things that will lose value.

KNOW GOD

BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

USE YOUR TIME WISELY

TAKE RISKS

God dropped this in my spirit recently and I was floored, "Be careful what you say when in the storm, because it’s what you think, speak and act on that will determine what you attract. Negativity breads no productivity."

In the process the overflow in prayer of what God shares with you and you praying over them, will always speak for you in public. So don’t be ashamed of the process or neglect it due to fear. Walk in it and let God beautify your life through it. That’s why it’s important to be directed by our source and not man, don’t go the wrong way and then blame God. In His presence you can never go wrong.

 

BE BLESSED

WITH LOVE

HELP ME IM A MESS - INTERNAL STRUGGLES (PART TWO).

Hey everyone,

Trust you are all well

Internal battles are very dangerous and I know this very well, the internal struggles within that you do not hand over to God can do more damage than good, that is why I encourage self-checks and honesty and transparency with God – because there are times we may not always want to be open with people but we shouldn’t take that same stand point with God ever.

He created us and knows all our struggles so there is no need to try to hide anything from Him. I want to encourage you with this to know that no two days are the same, life will get tough and at times the thought of giving up seems sweeter than carrying on. But in the midst of it all we must ensure that we are surrendered to God and that any open wounds that have gone unseen must be given to God, because we are not only punishing ourselves but also those around us.

Heavy with issues but saying you are fine, does no one but only you harm. So rise above the mask lifestyle and give all to God, your hurts, your struggles, your pain. Be free – be healed – be joyful and at peace.

I had father wounds that needed healing and did struggle internally for some time and though I thought I was okay circumstances that took place caused me to sit up and really face my character and get healing and since coming out of that this year, I have never looked back.

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