Word Fast:  Criticism

James 1:26 If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is in vain.

How well do you know me?  If you truly know me, you will say that I am very judgemental and probably a critical person.  I was thinking about this and truth be told you are right with your answer.  Sadly I am so sorry for my bad behaviour and I have asked the Lord God to forgive me for being so judgemental and seriously critical.

So today in all humbleness I confess I am judgemental and struggle with a critical spirit.  I also confess that I am not one that actually bridles my tongue and this has brought me enough trouble.

1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

Today I want to pray and dedicate all kings, and people in high places, that the Lord God will guide them and help them from becoming judgemental and critical.  A spirit of this magnitude can just be detrimental to all other people.  May the Lords love and grace surround them, softening their hearts, souls and minds.

So there, our fast today is on being critical, let go of the past and stretch you forward to a new being.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

Word Fast today

James 3: 2 “For we all stumble in many ways.  And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.”

“… he is a perfect man,”  What a statement, to my mind I am so far from perfect it scares me.  My lives journey has been really interesting and I have been through so many different kinds of situations which in turn have made who I am today.  The one thing I truly regret is my really low self-esteem and my deadly self-talk.

Now because I struggle tremendously with a really negative self-talk.  I would, for instance, ask someone to do something for me and this person would agree and say “yes, I’ll do it now.”  From my point of view “now – means now.”  This specific person gets up and goes and sits in their bedroom and acts as if I never gave any instructions.

This makes me so angry it is like sticking a poker up …. you know somewhere. But because this person does not obey me I then start to complain and moan and groan and by the end of the day, I am so livered I want to commit a serious crime.  Thank the Lord I have not reached that point.

Proverbs 18 verse 21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  So for today, I have decided to stop the moaning and groaning and when someone doesn’t do as I ask to get up and do it myself.  It wouldn’t kill me, I will survive.  As part of my program, I am also asking the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to help me in becoming aware of my negative thoughts and take them captive unto the Lord.

Some scriptures to help me through today are Isaiah 58 verse 6 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?”  and also Isaiah 58 verse 9 “Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, “HERE I AM.”  If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness.”

Keeping to my fast of negative talk and really deadly words my focus is on Psalms 34 verse 1 “I will bless the LORD at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, O LORD my God, today I am fasting my negative and deadly words, I am also fasting my words of self-condemnation.  Holy Spirit I dedicate my life back into Your hands and pray please lift me up.  In the powerful name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen

Book Review

Name of the Book:                                        The Power of Spoken Faith

Author:                                                             Don Gossett / E.W. Kenyon

Personal Quality Ration:                              5

[Remember, the Personal Quality Rating is a score that I give to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5 is great!]

Summary

This is a novella on spiritual living and the writer enjoys sharing his own life experiences with the reader.  I believe the writer’s aim was to help newborn Christians and other Christians to learn how to use the scripture to grow not only their faith but a spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus.

The writer knows what he is talking about and has written the book in such a manner that the reader can utilize all of the information to the readers best advantage.  I would say this book is a must for all Christians.

Social / Historical Context

The writer is writing from his own life experiences and how the scripture and a living relationship with the Lord of lights have affected his life.  The writer enjoyed writing this book, there are times in this book that I actually cried.  There are also times in this book that I laughed.  I had an epiphany experience with some of the scriptures that actually has come to life for me.  The writers want to help Christians in drawing closer to the Lord.  When you purchase this book, you will never regret it because it is a book that you will keep next to your bedside forever.  The learning in this book is awesome.

Writing Style

I believe the writing style in this book is definitely evocative and some common place.  The book is writing in the first person and depicts many life experiences the writer enjoyed and lived through.  From a personal perspective, I feel that it has enriched my spiritual life immensely.

My Thoughts

The book is well written, it is easy to read, the scriptures are very insightful.  The writer knows his topic and I believe that the writer is a Christian who is born again and living a spirit filled life.  The entire book grabs your attention and it’s difficult to put the book down because you feel that you might lose some insights.

I would definitely advise that you go and buy this book, it will change your life for the better, I have been struggling with so many problems and now I know the answers to them.  Read this book.

Thoughts and words

Proverbs 25: 11 – 12 MSG “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry, and a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.”

As you know by now that I am struggling to keep a positive attitude and one of my main problems is that I allow my thoughts to run riot with me.  So the main focus for a couple of days on my blog will be on changing my words so that I will be able to attract the right kind of people into my own life.  Working on my vocabulary changing.

I realize that God is working each day on me and I need to learn what questions to ask so that I can identify the wrong attitudes within me and bring them to God to change.

The questions I am asking myself right now is “What would it take to have a positive attitude?”  Then I also need to identify “What is right about my attitude, which I am missing.”  “What is possible?  What have I not considered?”  It has never been my practice to ask any question since I was a child but the older I get the more I want to know.  I want to know and learn but I want to do this to grow spiritually and to overcome my negative words.

So I want to try out words that will be lovely, beautiful word, something that is able to lift people and be encouraging to them.  Wouldn’t it be nice to speak to someone that is genuinely kind, caring and friendly?

Makes one think.

Affirming God’s word in my own life.

Amos 3:3 (AMPC)

Do two walk together except they make an appointment and have agreed?

 As I sit in my study today it is my heart’s desire to come into agreement with my Father God, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

 

I am going to use these affirmations today and going forward to create my life and abundance so that I too may be a blessing to my Church and people who are in need.

 

I affirm with my mouth and believe in my heart that  “I can do all things through Christ Jesus of Nazareth which strengthens me.”  Philippians 4 verse 13.  I also believe an confess that “my God will supply all [my] needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus of Nazareth.”  Philippians 4 verse 19.  I further confess and believe that God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1 verse 7.

 

I confess and believe that “God has dealt with every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12 verse 3.  I also believe and confess with my mouth that “the Lord is the strength of my life” Psalm 27 verse 1 and that “the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”  Daniel 11 verse 32.

 

I stand in agreement with Abba Father in that “because greater is he that is to [me] than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4 verse 4 and I believe that “God… always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus of Nazareth.” 2 Corinthians 2 verse 14.

 

I confirm and agree with my God Abba Father today that “Christ Jesus of Nazareth … has become for [me] us wisdom from God.”  1 Corinthians 1 verse 30 and I believe and agree with God that “with his stripes [I] we are healed.” Isaiah 53 verse 5.

 

Furthermore, I agree and confess with my God Abba Father today that “Casting all [my] cares upon him; for he cares for [me].’  1 Peter 5 verse 7

 

Lord God I also agree and stand firm in Your word on “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”  2 Corinthians 3 verse 17 and finally, Lord, I confirm and agree with You today that “there is therefore now no condemnation to [me] them which are in Christ Jesus of Nazareth.”  Romans 8 verse 1.

 

As I speak their affirmations today I confess and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth sitting on the right hand of our Father God in heaven.  May Your Words come true today in my life as well as each person reading these affirmations, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen

According to the Spoken Word by Don Gossett.

 

Book Review: The Secret code of the Dead

Name of the Book                          :           The Secret code of the Dead

Author                                                :           Charlie Purple

Personal Quality Rating               :           5

[My personal quality rating is a 5, the score that I give to the book on a scale of 0 to 5 based on my personal liking/disliking of the book.  0 is bad and 5’s are great!]

Summary

A Science fiction Novel is written using the setting of Dulwich, London as well as some travel to Karbala, Iraq.  This short story of 80 pages is beautifully written and tells a story of four friends.  The main character in the story is David who has been in love with Jen forever.  As a reporter, he has been assigned to travel to Karbala to report on the atrocities that have been taking place in Iraq.  On his travels to Iraq, Karbala he makes friends with Mustafa a taxi driver.

While back in London Hadrian his other friend who is a psychic and or medium is dabbling with some funky stuff.  As I read the story I cried and laughed and cried, the unraveling of this story is so amazing I enjoyed it once I sat down to read it.  The writer has probably some insights into the supernatural and is using this in his book.

The characters in the book are so interesting, I enjoyed the four main characters and definitely loved David and Jen.  Mustafa was funny and I can picture him in real live as well as his beautiful wife Layla.

Social / Historical Content

This is a modern day story which depicts real life events taking place in the world of today.  I believe the purpose of the story is to enlighten the reader of perhaps a supernatural realm.  A mystic and dream world that would be so wonderful, which in away made me wish it could happen.  The reality of the story is that we are dealing with some strange people around us.

People all over the world are basically the same, and we all go through different stages of life.  I felt David’s pain and I also felt his joy.

Writing Style

The writing style as I see it is evocative and commonplace.  It was an easy read and I loved the characters depicted in the story.  The writer knew what he wanted to share with his readers.  I also enjoyed telling the story.

The story narrates a circle of friends and their experience which intertwines with each other.  How they deal with something that comes into play unexpectedly.  The fact that they stand together was amazing.

My Thoughts

This science fiction novel is a real page-turner, I enjoyed all the characters depicted in the story and there was time I laughed and times that I cried.  I could picture some of the events and it was well written.   To be honest I believe the writer enjoyed telling the story.  He knew what he wanted to share and it was truly a lovely story.

The fiction was almost real; you have to read the story to get the gist of it.  I hope to see more of his books.

 

Praise#Lord #Jesus

Thank You Lord Jesus Christ

Isaiah 41:13

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’

This past couple of days has been hectic in my own life and that of the lives of my family.  My mom and oom Frik have been under presure to move and needed somewhere to stay.

Bless Andus in his work today, give him supernatural favor with each and every person today, Lord blesses him in all his work.  Lord guides him and protects him.  Let no harm come to him.  I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over his life.

Praise the Lord our God for open the right doors for them to move into a big beautiful flat.  God is so gracious and He is constantly looking out for our wellbeing.

I believe with my entire heart and mind that my God hears my prayers and I just need to learn to trust Him more.  I bring You all the Praise, worship and adorations I can think of Lord Jesus Christ.

Father thank You for open doors, open hearts, and open lives, Thank You that You are in control over our lives and that You have made a way for all of us.

We praise You and worship at Your feet.  Love You, with all my heart, body and soul.  Amen