#Friday ~ Keep on Praying!

Acts 12: 5 AMP

“So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent and persistent prayer for him was being made to God by the church.”

I am a contract worker and it is truly difficult for me to find a position. Last year December I spoke to my Manager and asked her if they would consider renewing my contract for a couple of months. In January this year, I decided to join her and some of our colleagues also joined us in a 21 day fast. One of the requests in my prayers was for the extension of my contract.

I prayed about it and I asked the Lord to please open a door for me and guess what? The Lord answered my prayers. My contract has been extended. I am so grateful and it reminds me that God still answers prayers and we shouldn’t let it fall away.

My prayer today is:  Abba Father, Lord thank You, so much for answered prayers. I am so grateful that You still answer prayers and that You have not forgotten me. Yes, I sometimes feel abandoned and alone but You are so faithful and are still with me. I love and Adore You, Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen

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Your life can change drastically “for want of a nail.”

“For want of a nail, a horseshoe was lost,
for want of a horseshoe, a horse went lame,
for want of a horse, a rider never got through,
for want of a rider, a message never arrived,
for want of a message an army was never sent,
for want of an army a battle was lost,
for want of a battle, a war was lost,
for want of a war, a kingdom fell,
and all for want of a nail.

– Unknown”

Every time I read this old proverb I think of people who drop the ball so to speak they need to carry out a simple assignment and believe it isn’t important enough. Their lack of self-discipline causes a disaster which could have been avoided.

It is clear that Jabez wanted to change his life, his mother named him Jabez which means “Pain.” He decided to change things around and actually did something about it, he prayed to the Lord and asked the LORD to help him.

It is my heart’s desire to do my best job now, even if it is considered to be a small assignment and seems minuscule. Spending time with the LORD and asking the Holy Spirit to open my eyes and ears so that I am able to ask God to help me enlarge my influence. Taking the time and asking God to expand my wealth. I believe we need to be specific and learn to pray bigger prayers. If Jabez felt he needed a change in his life and actually bowed down asking God to expand his influence and enlarge his territory, why can’t you?

Prayer

Abba Father, thank You, for answered prayers, thank You for enlarging my territory and thank You also for helping me enlarge my influence in life. Holy Spirit come into our lives and show us what we need to pray about. Guide us and teach us, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

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No fear for the future

Psalm 139: 16 (NLT)

16You saw me before I was born.

Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

In my youth and my young adult life, I didn’t fear my future; I was sure and felt nothing can shake me. I used to be really bold and took the bull by the provable horns. It struck me that as I grew older I became more concerned about my life, my future and what would become of me.

Then I read these powerful words and realized that nothing I do will change my future. The Lord God saw me in my mom womb and my entire life has been recorded in a book of life. The moment for a moment was laid out before each day passed. So why did I feel insecure and worried about my future?

The not knowing, feelings of insecurity caught up with me. Stopping my feelings of insecurity, I realized that God was in control over my life, He knew everything about me. I didn’t have to fear the future. The book has been written and I just need to live my life.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I believe You have a good future in place for me and I accept it regardless of my circumstances. Lord, I believe in Your words of promise spoken over my life and accept that You know best for me, as You have taken me by my right hand I walk confidently in You. In Jesus name, 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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Hello World, this Yvette’s Inspirations

Today, as I study the word of God, let’s take a look at the following Romans chapter 8 verse 11 “And I the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.”   Sometimes I forget that God is living right inside of me and then I worry about all kind of things.  This scripture just affirmed to me today that I don’t have to fear and that I can focus on God because He is within me.

1 John 4: 18 “There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment.  So then one who fears has not reached perfection in love.”  I am not fearful, really I believe God is with me and that He has given me wisdom, insight, and creativity to carry out my daily tasks.  Praise the Lord my God for being here with me right now.

I am trusting in God to help me with my creativity especially in my writing and my radio program.  Psalms 45 verse 1 “My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

Praise be to the Lord God.  Amen

Ben Elohim – The Son of God, thank you for the creativity you have placed within me. Amen

What motivates you? #Courage #Strength #Fear #Prayer #God’s #Word

Psalm 27: 1 KJV

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

I have been focusing on learning more about the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth and what backs the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth Name.   I must tell you I will stand on His name and fear no more.  I am entitled to so much more but because I have allowed fear and doubt into my life I find myself in an awkward position.

The thing is we need to learn to confess what God’s word #Bible teaches us, but because we allow other people to impart into our lives we don’t find out for ourselves.  We accept people’s point of view and what they believe and almost always suck it up as “truths.” Are you facing a difficult time, are you feeling fearful, because you have a lack of finances, you fear unemployment, perhaps you fear being rejected.  Come and see how King David dealt with fear.

Kind David taught me a great lesson and I am going to keep this in mind going forward.  Fear was knocking at the door of his mind and he said: “whom shall I fear?”  In the very same sentence he asks “of whom shall I be afraid?”  Turning his mind back to God he said “my heart shall not fear” and then confession “in this will I be confident.”  Kind David must have sat down and meditated a while and decided to deal with fear head on.

King David prayed and said, “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”

Still meditating and speaking to the LORD; King David prayed “teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.  Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.”

King David ends his prayer “Wait on the LORD; be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart:  wait, I say, on the LORD.” We can come in good courage and strength knowing God will help our efforts.