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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Poor Choices

 2 Timothy 4: 7 AMP

“I have fought the good and worthy and noble fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith [firmly guarding the gospel against error].”

 If there is someone that has made numerous mistakes, then I am that person. They say the older you get the more you reflect and regret. Looking back on my own life I have many regrets.

 As I think about Paul who wrote these precious words it struck me that God is still in control. Yes, I made poor choices and some I feel were detrimental too. I constantly feel bad about the decisions I made but at the end of the day it’s water under the bridge and there is nothing I can do to undo what I did.

 In the meantime, God has been working and I have become more aware of Him in my life. I realise that I am changing each day, bit by bit. If you live with me you will understand the changes that are happening in my life. If you don’t know me that well you might think I have always been so nice.

 Prayer

Abba Father, thank You, for second, third and many chances with You. As I reflect on my past I realize I have slipped up badly and made such bad decisions. Please, Lord, I have brought it to Your throne, forgive me.

I dedicate my life back into Your hands and I pray that You will release Your Holy Spirit over each and every person reading my blog today. Touching their lives, bringing miracles, healing and supernatural favour with You Lord and with people. Blessing untold, in the Holy Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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Stay focused, draw near to God.

Zechariah 2: 5 AMP

“For I, declares the LORD, “will be a wall of fire around her [protecting her from enemies], and I will be the glory in her midst.”

As I think about the scripture referred to above it is true for me that I cannot do anything without the help of the Holy Ghost in my life. I declare the words of the LORD today in my own life that a wall of fire is around me, protecting me from my enemies, and God will be the glory in my midst. As I face today I pray that the Lord will strengthen me to face each and every situation in my life.

Just as I am, I focus my whole life on the LORD my God. I want to be a pleasing aroma to God. I want to be the person He sees when looking down to earth. I have so much to learn and I want to learn as much as I can. The Holy Ghost is with me and will enable me to whatever I need to do.

We cannot get through life without someone to help us. As Christians, we need God in our lives with the help of the Holy Ghost we are able to face any situation.

Prayer

Lord my God, thank You for looking after me. Thank You for the Holy Ghost and thank You that I can call on You any time of day. Lord this is a new day and without the help of the Holy Ghost, I cannot make it. I have enemies that cannot wait to smear my name and speak ill of me. I forgive them Lord and set them free, please forgive them too and set them free. I pray this in the Holy Name of Your Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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I am searching for the presence of God.

If there is someone that truly is concerned about my Spiritual wellbeing it’s me. I am constantly checking myself and especially my attitude. I have come to realize that compassion is something I lack and I need to be more compassionate. I also am seeking God fervently.

Zechariah 8: 23 ESV

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.””

I know my Spiritual life is in progress and God knows my heart. I have been truly doing everything I can to draw near to Him. In the past couple of weeks I, have been doing everything possible to make sure that I am doing my utmost to draw near to God. I believe that I need to be rooted and grounded in the Lord and I have to make it my business to get into the Word. I have been doing this on a daily basis.

I feel that I need to become activated and the only way this will happen is when the Holy Spirit is welcome in my own life. Without the Holy Spirit in my life I will have lost the plot. I feel so envious of the people who have a personal relationship with God and who you can spot a mile off. The Lord is in them and people can see it in the way they behave.

I do not know how this is supposed to work, but I have started my own personal mission. I confessed my sin and prayed about my hang-ups in my life.  I also am dealing with my own person attitude towards people and myself and God. Then I am learn to show compassion with I know is lacking in my own life. I also know that in order for God to work in my life I need to testify, which I started. It isn’t easy but these are my learnings.

Prayer

O LORD, God, You know me better than I actually know myself. I don’t know what the process is going forward to become rooted in You. I don’t know how I will do this, so from where I stand I am doing the best I can. I want to be able to commune with You on a daily basis, and I believe that I am. Lord I also want to be seen as someone that Your Spirit is resting on. I love You Lord; I want to honor You with my own life. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, Amen

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Compassion – who needs you to show them the compassion of God today?

You know when you have been hurt and disappointed so many times you seem to lose sight of other people’s hurt and pain. You actually don’t want to show any compassion or feel sympathetic towards them – they probably deserve it. No, it isn’t true, please don’t fall into this trap. Take some time and read Isaiah 61. God loves you and you are so important to Him.

Isaiah 61: 1 AMP

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed and commissioned me to bring good news to the humble and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted, to proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives and freedom to prisoners,”

I fell into this trap; I just didn’t show any compassion towards anybody. When something happened I thought “you probably deserve it.” They will survive and get over it; the truth is some people need your compassion. I think of my ageing mother. She also made mistakes and life hasn’t been easy. She finds herself in a difficult position and because of past mistakes, people don’t show her any compassion.

I think of the Lord Jesus when He was speaking to His disciples in Matthew 15 verse 32. Jesus felt compassion towards the people who were with Him for 3 days; He didn’t want to send them away hungry. Do you get me? Jesus feels compassion toward people, He understands them and is compassionate about them.

  1. Rodman Williams’s stated, “Compassion is the wellspring of miracles?”

Prayer

Abba Father, please show me today who need my compassion, show me how to comfort this person and show compassion towards them. I ask this in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen

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Why aren’t my Prayers being answered?

I used to believe God didn’t care much for me because when I prayed about a specific situation I wouldn’t receive answers swiftly. Then I learned an important lesson.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 AMP ~ A Time for Everything

“There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven -”

I made so many detrimental mistakes in my life and there is no turning back. It seems that no amount of prayer and crying would change it. Then I came to realize God is still God and in control of my life. I have come clean and repented of my sins to the parties involved and with God. So why aren’t my prayers answered? I thought about this and I believe there is a time for everything, as indicated by Ecclesiastes 3.

God has provided according to my needs and I am so grateful for His supernatural favour in my life. His mercies are new every day. This reminded me of Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time.” We need to remember that our prayers will be answered at the appointed time, we need to wait. “It hurries towards the goal [of fulfilment]; it will not fail.” I am so glad that whatever God has destined for me it will not fail. “Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it, because it will certainly come; it will not delay.”

I have come to realize God doesn’t work according to my schedule, and if you know me I am very impatient, things need to happen now. If I want something I want it now. I don’t want to wait because I am too impatient. Guess what? I have to wait, it will come in its own time.

Prayer

Abba Father, I don’t know how to fix my past, I failed badly and I made such big and detrimental mistakes. I have committed it to You and I believe You understand where I am coming from. I want to say thank You for this opportunity, You are able to change things around in each one of our lives. If prayers aren’t answered right now, give us the vision and understanding that You are still in control and all good things will come to those who Love You. I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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Testify!

I know when I stopped talking about all the wonderful things God was doing in my own life, my spiritual growth stopped.  I became stagnant and I was afraid to speak boldly about God.

Psalm 78: 5 – 7 NKJV

“For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments;”

Finances are something I struggle with and I am constantly worried that I won’t have enough to cover all my debt. The year before I was blessed and I started work, as a contract. I received untold blessings, to the extent that I am able to help my aged mom and her husband. I also am able to do things at home and help my husband. I am totally grateful for the finance I have right now. I want to encourage you today. I decided when I started working that I would give my tithings and I would also help my ageing mom. The two amount I give could buy me so many nice things, but I looked at my options and decide the two most important things in my life is God – my Heavenly Father and my mom.

Take courage and think on this in Psalms 13 verses 5 to 6 “But I have trusted and relied on and been confident in Your loving kindness and faithfulness; my heart shall rejoice and delight in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD because He has dealt bountifully with me.” On reading this I am truly grateful to the LORD my God. He truly has dealt bountifully with me.

My contract is extended with a year and the threat of company closure is looming over us but I have taken to prayer and believe God has opened this door for me. He has blessed me so that I am able to be a blessing to my mom and that I am able to honour Him in giving my tithings. I feel strongly about this testimony and I want to encourage you today. I prayed compassionately asking for forgiveness of sin and trusting God to open the right doors for me. He has and I want to give Him all the praise and the Glory.

Prayer

Lord, Abba Father, thank You for providing according to my needs. Lord, I want to pray that You will send Your Holy Spirit out with my blog today. Lord each person reading this blog to be touched by Your Holy Spirit. I am praying Lord for more testimonies. Lord without You I am nothing and I thank You from the bottom of my heart for the Holy Spirit. Thank You for reminding me of my wealth and prosperity right now. I am grateful that You have blessed me so abundantly. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen

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