I feel like the odds are stacked against me.

Exodus 14: 14 AMP
“The LORD will fight for you while you
[only need to] keep silent
and remain calm.”

We all go through life with all kinds of “hang-ups” I am no different. Today it feels like the odds are stacked against me and that there is no way forward for me. I didn’t plan on things to work like this but again I am reminded of something called consequences.

If you think you can get away from this little word “consequences” I want to give you a short message, you will reap what you sow. Good or bad, whatever you say will catch up with you and whatever you do will impact you going into your future. Be warned.

Because I feel that all the odds are stacked against me my only refuges are the LORD. I cannot change my past, I made mistakes and have to live with them. It drives me up the wall at times but I want to say this much. I pray for God’s hand over my life.

I feel that God is reminding me to “be still and trust in HIM.” My only way out is through God and no other way.

Prayer

LORD, humbly I come into Your presence today, please bear with me. I feel that the odds are stacked against me, I am struggling to relax and I feel all alone. I need Your help today. I need You to help me, in my quiet time I am waiting for You to help me. Please, LORD, I need You to stand up in my defence and rescue me in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen

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Waiting for my breakthrough

Daniel 10: 12 AMP
Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid,
Daniel, for from the first day that you set
your heart on understanding this and on humbling
yourself before your God,
your words were heard,
and I have come in response to your words.”

I am waiting for my breakthrough and I am trusting in the Lord, I know God hears my prayers. I have been praying for a number of people in my life and I believe God has touched each person’s life.

I pray for my family and friends and I see that God is with them. I am so grateful for that because it inspires me to keep on praying.

Lord , want to come into Your presence and say thank You, I believe that You have answered my prayers. Yes, Lord You are awesome, wonderful and I adore You. Thank You, thank You, thank You for answered prayers, I know that nothing is impossible with You. I see my breakthrough and I praise You for it.

In the Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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Prayer

Jeremiah 15: 1 AMP
“Then the LORD said to me,
“Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand
before Me[interceding for them],
My heart would still not be
[turned with favour]
towards this people[Judah].
Send them away from My presence and out of My sight
and let them go!”

The LORD said even if Moses and Samuel came and prayed about this people, I will not change my mind God is truly angry. We know that Samuel prayed for rain and it rained. We also know that the LORD Jesus used to get up early in the morning and pray.

It is my desire to pray as often as possible but that’s not the point, I want my prayers to count, I don’t have ‘clout’ like Moses or Samuel. I don’t have the ability to move mountains but I can ask for help.

We need to be saturated with our prayer life so that when something happens we don’t have to quickly come and say a rushed prayer. No, we should also make the time to pray and ask God to be our protection, our helper and our salvation.

Prayer

Abba Father, O Lord, please teach us to pray in all humility and with honest hearts, check our motives and help us come to You in humble prayer. Holy Spirit please help us because You know what we are trying to say, speak on our behalf in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
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God weighs your actions

2 Samuel 2: 3
“Talk no more so exceeding proudly;
let not arrogance come out of your mouth:
for the LORD is a God of knowledge,
and by him, actions are weighted.”

What are your motives? What drives you? Where do you find yourself? Who do you look out for? I think the motive is something that drives many people. I want to be this, that or the other. I am this, that or the other. All clichés and to be honest God is weighing our actions.

In honouring God, what do you do? I read that it is our duty to look after the homeless and widows and orphan children. Or do you just pull up your nose and ignore the plea for help? I think we all have the ability to help someone.

In writing to you every day, I want to learn more and for me to learn I need to study God’s Word. I like to read everything I can about God. The Bible, good novels based on Biblical characters. What drives me? I feel I am lacking in wisdom and knowledge so I try and read as much I can to grow my knowledge. Wisdom comes from God and I ask for this each and every day.

I don’t want to dishonour God, I want to do my best job every day.

Prayer

Abba Father, I know that You eight our actions, You know what we boast about, how we treat people all around us. O Lord, please send the Holy Spirit and touch the lives of people that need a revelation today. You are weighing our actions, what we do and why we are doing it. Let us not exalt our own lives but always exalt You I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ Amen

 

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My strength comes straight from God.

Psalm 62: 11 AMP
“God has spoken once,
twice I have heard this:
that power belongs to God.”

I sometimes believe I can handle whatever comes my way, you know I am a Christian so hey, bring it on brother. That is not true, there are times when I just don’t have the strength to handle what comes my way. I fail many of the time and it humbles me all the time. Something I realised is that God is in control and He is the only one with the Power.

Jesus reminds us that “apart from Him we can do nothing.” We need to know our limitations and we always have to come to the Lord in prayer for strength for each and every day.

I know that God has all the strength I need for each and every day, even when I wake up in the morning when I feel like I didn’t sleep a wink. Then I am asking “please help me, Lord.”

Even in my weakness, God is with me, I just need to call on Him and I believe He will strengthen me.

Prayer

Abba Father, humbly I admit that I sometimes forget that You are my strength, you have the power and I can call on You to strengthen me. I want to bring You all the praise, worship and honour thank You, I love You, Lord Jesus. Amen
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Knowing God’s Will

I am sure you also want to know what God’s Will is for your life, I know I want to know God’s Will for my own life. How will we find out what God’s Will is? Create an expectation and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 25: 9 AMP
“He leads the humble in justice,
and He teaches the Humble His way.”

I think we actually need to ask God what His Will is for our lives. We need to admit that we are lost and that we cannot do this on our own. Failing to ask for guidance closes the door to finding out what the Will of God is.

When you ask for guidance you are stating that you actually don’t know what the future holds for you and that you need someone to show you the way forward. I think God is waiting for us to ask Him to show us.

I used to plan my month and weeks but lately, I have stopped that, I actually cannot plan anything without asking God’s guidance. It isn’t that important to plan ahead anymore. I do make plans here and there but I don’t think of it all the time.

Let’s look at James 1 verse 5 – 6 NIV “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

We need to believe and not doubt, God will react to our faith or the level of our belief. If you don’t expect God to answer you, He won’t. To create a level of expectation.

Prayer

Abba Father I want to come to You today in humble prayer, O LORD my God, today I want to come and ask You humbly what is Your Will for my life? I really need to know and I want to have an answer. I am looking forward to this year and believe that You have planned it for me. I thank You for Your answered prayers. I bless You, Lord Jesus. Amen

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God’s blessing and protection

Psalm 2: 12 KJV
“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry,
and ye perish from the way,
when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
Psalm 5: 11 KJV
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them: let them also that love
thy name be joyful in thee.”

I want to encourage you today don’t quit praying. God is blessing each one of us for our faithful prayers and our service. We know that the LORD Jesus Christ is there for us each and every day.

It may seem like nothing is happening right now but while we pray for our circumstances and wait on the LORD, He is working on our behalf.

Our strength is in the LORD and we know that He is our protection. Today I want to encourage you to stand on God’s Word, meditate on it. Don’t just read it but think about the word. Let it take root in your heart, while you focus on the Word ask the Holy Spirit to speak into Your heart. Let Him show you what you need to do today.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ please send the Holy Spirit and touch our lives so that we may know You more personally. Lord, we are drawing closer to You, hear our hearts. We love and adore You, we worship and praise Your Holy Name, bring You all the glory and honour. Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ for answered prayers. Thank You for listening and hearing from us. We love You, Amen.

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You need Jesus Christ

This is my mission field and please don’t take offence want to share the Lord Jesus Christ with you today. I know that you must know Him and perhaps you are able to share this message with someone that doesn’t know Him.

I believe that God love me so much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ for my life. In doing this God wants us to come into His presence and have a special relationship with Him. His purpose for our lives is salvation and from there we may receive eternal life.

Let’s take a look at me for a moment, I have a past and I always was under the impression that I was just fine. I used to go to church every Sunday. The rest of the week I would crack open my Bible and then place my finger somewhere on a page read the scripture for the day. Sometimes those messages were hectic. I never really read the Bible until I actually was born-again.  Now remember according to Romans 3 verse 23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I was guilty of sin and until I came to grips with that part of my life I was totally lost to God.

Then my friend reminded me that there was a price to pay for sin, the wages of death. That didn’t sit well with me and I said but I go to Church every Sunday. She pointed out Romans 6 verses 23 “For the wages of sin is death.” That is true but there is a solution to my problem, good news.

The Lord Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for my salvation. The Lord Jesus Christ died in my place to pay for my sin. See Romans 5 verses 8 “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

You are the only person that can make this decision but remember without believing you will not make it. For you to receive eternal life you have to take the first step which is “if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10 verse 9.

Prayer

Lord Jesus I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and that Your blood paid for my sins. Please Lord forgive me for I am a sinner. I am asking You humbly Lord Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour. Thank You, Lord for dying for me, forgiving me of my sin and giving me the gift of eternal life. Lord I want to turn away from my sinful life and I believe and acknowledge You as my Lord and my Saviour. Lord here I am take my hand and lead me and guide me in Your way. Amen.

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 Are you living in a place called “more than enough?”

2 Corinthians 9: 8 AMP
“And God is able to make all grace [every favour and
earthly blessing] come in abundance to you,
so that you may always {under all circumstances, regardless of
the need] have complete sufficiency in everything
[being completely self-sufficient in Him],
and have an abundance for every
good work and act of charity.”

Whew … are you looking at this verse? Do you look at your spiritual life and wonder where you are currently. Yes, here are three different places you can find yourself in. Let us take a look and see which one you currently find yourself in.

Are you just not getting enough? Think of this the Israelites were held captive by Pharaoh in Egypt. Are you being held captive by anything? Think about this your salary comes in at the end of the month before you open your eyes all your debt orders have run, you still need to pay the bond. You realize you just don’t have enough to pay your electricity bill. You haven’t even tithed for the month. Now you need to rely on someone else to help you out of this bind. Are you turning to the Lord for help?

Are you in a place called “just enough?” I think many of us find ourselves there often, we don’t budget well and when something comes up we just don’t have enough to actually help. I realise this place is building our faith where we actually need to trust in the Lord. We have to wait on Him to help us if something happens. We constantly believe that the LORD is “Jehovah Jireh.”

Are you in a place that is called “more than enough?” I think we all are striving to get to this place where we know we have extra to help other people. We are able to assist people in need and have a little extra for ourselves. This isn’t supposed to be our selfishness but now we can see who we are able to help.

Prayer

Abba Father, in humility I want to pray stating and confirming that You are able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think, to you be the glory forever. Thank You, Christ Jesus, Amen.

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