A heart filled with greed!

Luke 12: 15 AMP

“Then He said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves against every form of greed; for not even when one has an overflowing abundance does his life consist of nor is it derived from his possession.”

What makes one greedy? The lack of things or material stuff in our lives and we compare ourselves to others. Greed starts with I wish I had this. In the end, we become selfish, greedy and unhappy.

It is something we probably all suffer with, greed comes in subtlety. We don’t even know it but we struggle to get over other people’s good fortune.

Repent today and let go of any envy that you have in your own heart. God placed you where you are with a purpose and stay focused so that you can hear from Him.

Let go of all “if only I had this, that or the other.” You are allowing greed into your life.

Prayer

Lord God, I am greedy and I know that I am selfish too. Please Lord, humbly I pray forgive me. I bring this sins before You in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Forgive me Amen

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An Angry Heart!

Ephesians 4: 31 AMP

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour [perpetual animosity, resentment, and strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].”

I feel people have betrayed me on too many levels, people that were in my inner circle and today I am struggling with forgiveness because of their betrayal. I used to feel this person stole my future; they stole my life and my happiness. I also know someone right now who does the same thing.

How to deal with my angry heart? I believe I don’t have much of a choice in the matter I would have to forgive these people for hurting me and constantly insulting my intelligence. The lies, the stories and untruths drive me up the wall.

I have been carrying this un-forgiveness for far too long and I have to get to a point in my life to set them free, it’s hurting me and they don’t even care.

Prayer

Humbly Abba Father, I pray that You will heal my broken heart and set the people free who offended and hurt me. I pray in Jesus Christs Name that I forgive them You know who I am talking about. I set them free in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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A Troubled Heart!

 1 John 1: 9 AMP

“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and cleanses us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].”

If you have been reading my blog you would have picked up that I have a troubled heart. Yes, I feel there is sin in my life that has been weighing me down and many times I feel overwhelmed by my past transgressions. The truth is I was disobedient to the Lord and still did as I pleased which to this day is hanging over my head constantly.

To summarise this all in one word “guilt” is eating me up. Why don’t you just confess your sins to the Lord and get on with your life? Is what I have heard a couple of times, sure enough, I have and I even said I am sorry to the people involved. So then what’s the problem you ask? I think honestly I cannot forgive myself for being so suborned.

Today I have made up my mind and will keep on repeating this verse until I believe it. “If we admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful to cleanses us continually from all unrighteousness.”

Please pray that this verse will be rooted in my heart today, I need your prayers to move on. Thank you.

Prayer

Abba Father, humbly I pray that You will hear my heart and my prayers. Lord, You know my sin, I have spoken to You about it, I confessed it to You as well as the other. Lord, humbly I pray that the Holy Spirit will help me accept that You forgive sins and that I am forgiven. Help me also forgive myself, in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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Your Heart #Wednesday

Matthew 15: 18

“But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.”

In the past couple of months, you and I have been checking my attitude and my behaviour. The funny thing is I completely forgot about my heart. The Lord Jesus tells us that “whatever we say through our mouths comes from our hearts.”

We know that our hearts are secretive things even the prophet Jeremiah speaks about the mysterious of our hearts “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17: 9 KJV.

Not too long ago my husband turns around telling me that “we have problems in our marriage.” I was totally at a loss what did I miss? I asked him what the problem was but he didn’t reveal the problem to me. I have been working at being kind, loving and understanding but I still am in the dark when it comes to what the problem is.

In the meantime, I believe God is in control and that He has sorted out the problem. “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.” Psalm 37 verses 4 Amplified Bible.

Prayer

Abba Father, Lord You know that I have made it my business to spend time with You. I am hungry for a new touch of the Holy Spirit in my own heart. Lord, You know the secrets of my heart, what I dream about and what I want. Today, humbly I stand before You asking that You will grant me the desires of my own heart. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen.

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The Father of Lies!

John 8: 44 AMP

“You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths.”

I read this in Uncle Screw tape’s advice to Wormwood, C.S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters.” “The fact that “devils” are predominantly comic figures in the modern imagination will help you. If any faint suspicion of your existence begins to arise in his mind, suggest to him a picture of something in red tights, and persuade him that since he cannot believe in that (it is an old textbook method of confusing them) he, therefore, cannot believe in you.”

Let’s be frank I don’t like the Series “Lucifer” at all, I also made it clear that I do not want to give any honour to the devil but watching this nonsense, the kids, on the other hand, wanted to watch it because it was so good. At any rate, they still watch the series with me up in arms, still angry and upset by their actions.

I believe we miss the point when it comes to the devil, he is so smart, making us think he doesn’t exist and we play right into his hands each and every time.

There are so much injustice, oppression and broken relationships in our world today. I also see how perverse people have become, I hear how “easy the girls are” it makes me sick.

What happened to be kind, showing compassion towards one another? Now watching Lucifer the series you don’t realise it but you are open a door for him to influence you with bastions of wickedness and he is helping you develop wrong ideas and beliefs.

How to deal with this problem? We need faith in God because we cannot fight him on our own. 1 Corinthians 10 verses 21 to 22 reminds us “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?” I cannot take the devils side and I won’t take his side. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

You need to realise that the spiritual world is real. God exists and so does the devil. Do not be deceived by the devil Isaiah 5 verse 20 says “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Prayer

Heavenly Father, please open our eyes today and see Satan’s lies. Please give us the discernment to see his work and help us to call on You Lord Jesus Christ in our hour of need. I pray this asking that nothing be covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known – Luke 12 verse 2. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over each and every person reading my blog today as well as me. Amen

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I hear their words and I feel their attitudes towards me!

2 Peter 3: 18 AMP

“but grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory (honour, majesty, splendour), both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

You know they say familiarity breeds content it is so true. I watch people and listen to how they speak to each other. I also know the relationship and see how disrespectful people act. I have also noticed their mouths are bitter and the words come out twisted.

I hear these words spill out of their mouths and I see their motives and attitudes. It frustrates me but then if I mouth my own opinion I feel even worse. I need to learn to watch my words, it is my heart’s desire to grow in grace.

Always taking a backseat isn’t something I deal well with but if that means I will grow grace I had better start practicing it. The sad part until I learn how to deal with people who keep on antagonizing me I will write this test over and over again until I pass it.

From my point of view I have to constantly work at forgiving them because I don’t want to carry any grudges it won’t work, I don’t want to become all bitter and twisted. I hope I was able to encourage you to stay graceful act with grace and forgive people, its going to make you feel better about yourself.

Prayer

Lord God, help me to forgive people who say things that cut me, and I see their attitude towards me in their actions. Lord I set them free and pray forgive them too. Help me face each day and grow in Your Spiritual Grace. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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Perseverance

Nehemiah 6: 15-16 ESV

“So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.”

The minute you understand your purpose you will not allow people to pressure you. You will stand your man in the company. I learned the harder people push you the harder you need to push back. Never once have I backed down, my purpose was clear I wanted to be a successful person.

I realized that people will pressure you to the extent that you become fearful when in fact the pressure is a ploy to get rid of you. The reasons are simple they cannot get on with you and would love you to leave.

In the old days when I felt the pressure of people manipulating and pressurizing me, I would break down in the bathroom and pray, crying and praying calling out to the LORD my God.

These people hated me, they hated my religion and they wanted me out. They made my life miserable and very difficult with unreasonable demands. I stuck it out and I prayed about it all the time. I have the favour of God in my life today.

Prayer

Abba Father, with unreasonable demands in our lives, please help each one of us face our adversaries. We have You, Lord, clothed with the righteousness of God in Christ we can stand against any difficulties. Taking up our position in You thank You for Your supernatural favour in our lives today. In the Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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