Are you looking for the impossible in 2018?

Heavenly Father, thank you for each new day and opportunity to learn and grow in You.  Thank you that each day we wake up there is a blessing waiting for us.  Thank you Lord that each day we wake up we are covered by Your precious blood that prevents any weapon formed against us from prospering. Thank you Lord that ALL who read  and hear this message would be blessed by it. Thank you for continuing Your work in and through me. In Jesus name, amen!

Are you looking for the impossible in 2018?

Then, look no further, Jesus Christ is the only Person who can do the impossible in your life.

I suspect that some of you at this point are probably a little disappointed. You’re probably thinking that was not the answer I was looking for when I clicked on this post but I’m here to tell that He is the ANSWER to every situation you are facing now and will ever face.

Many of us spend more money and time on various things that promise to help us with our problems to only be disappointed when we don’t get the results or are unable to sustain the results we were hoping for.

Are you looking for happiness?

Are you looking to finally break free from depression?

Are you looking for healing and restoration to your health?

Are you finding it difficult to be the kind of parent you should be?

Are you tired of being angry all of the time?

Are you tired of being in debt?

Are you tired of looking for love and only finding hurt and misery?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your circumstances?

Are you feeling all alone in your world?

Are you tired of having your past keep you from experiencing the life you deserve?

Are you consumed by grief and would like to finally relieve all of that pressure from your heart?

Do you want to experience what real love feels like?

Do you want to experience what not being controlled by your fears can be like?

Are you tired of trying and failing no matter how hard you try?

If you’ve answered yes, to any of these questions know this.

Jesus Christ can DO ALL OF THE ABOVE and MORE FOR YOU.

His primary requirement is that we give Him our hearts and rest your souls in His care. The fine print of this relationship says, that we’re should strive to live well with others, seek Him daily through prayer, praise the name of the Lord at all times and read the Word of God and applying it to our daily livesChoosing to submit willingly to His will, trusting and believing in Him above ALL else. To be granted eternal life with Him and have Him in return provide ALL we require for life.

I don’t know about you but His terms and conditions sound much better than the list of problems often associated with a life without Christ in it. I have endured many of my own issues and I can tell you with Jesus it WILL get better.

What I will also tell you is that not because we accept Jesus Christ all of our problems will disappear or that we will never have challenges because I would be lying and misleading you. Life is full of ups and downs but with Jesus Christ our success rate is higher than those going it on their own.

What I can tell you is that with Jesus Christ in our corner – we will not only see our obstacles in a different way but we WILL be given the strength, resources, favour and contacts needed to overcome any challenge we may face.

God is good and there is nothing that can compare to His GREATNESS and LOVE for those believers in Jesus Christ who come to Him.

So I’ll ask you again, are you looking for the impossible in 2018? If yes, how bad do you want it?

Take a listen to this song by Charles Jenkins called My God is Awesome if you still need convincing.

 

Friends, take hold of Jesus Christ and keep Him close to your hearts and see Him turn 2018 into Your miracle year.

I hope that this post blessed you as much as it has blessed me.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a great day and a blessed week.

Will You Trust God?

Pleasant greetings to each of you.  Heavenly Father, as I prepare to write this post give me the right words to deliver this so that it impacts all those You intend it for. May it open our eyes, minds, hearts and spirits as to what is needed of and from us so that we may experience the changes we’ve been praying for. In Jesus name, amen.

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We often hear believers in Jesus Christ say, “You just have to trust God.” I say it all the time on my blog and even in my everyday life.  However, it occurred to me just now, that this word “trust” is often easier said than done.  Just look at how difficult it is for some of us to apply it to our everyday lives and relationships. It’s no wonder so many people find it hard to trust in someone or something they cannot see.

Thankfully, I have learnt to trust God more and more over the years but it was not easy.  After many life lessons, stumbles, prayers and perseverance my breakthroughs eventually came one by one.  These experiences both the good and bad have helped increase my faith and belief in God.

As I look back, I can say now that those seasons in my life were not meant to be the end of me but rather were there to hopefully push and pull me into my own awareness and relationship with God.  I am thankful that I endured and that God gave me the strength to persevere so that I could overcome them.

My friends, you can learn to do this too. You can develop and strengthen your relationship with God.  You can learn to trust God as you exercise your faith in Him daily. When you do, He will show up in your life and do things that you would have no doubt that ONLY God could have done for you. 🙂

Here are some things that can hinder our development of trust and faith in God:

  • Many of us know of God but have no real relationship with Him.   To develop a relationship with God we need to seek Him daily.  We need to ask Him to intervene in our life and work on our behalf for the things we so tirelessly try to fix and go after ourselves.  Then, allow Him to do His thing.
  • Many of us are caught up in religion when our PRIMARY FOCUS should be solely on GODWho He is? What He stands for?  What are His expectations of us? How can we become what He needs us to be? All of these are the questions we should be asking and seeking the answers for. 
  • Many of us are walking around not receiving the breakthroughs we need in our lives because we are ignorant to what we truly need to be successful.  We need Jesus Christ.  We need to read and meditate on the Word of God.  We need the wisdom that the word of God provides if we want to be truly successful in life.
  • Many of us want more out of life but are not willing to give up some things or some negative people to grow into who we are meant to be.
  • Many of us want to be successful but are not willing to do the work. Hence some of us sit, complain and constantly compare rather than aggressively going after what we claim to want.
  • Many of us lack patience. God’s timing and our ‘right now attitude’ will always clash. As a result, we feel frustrated and at times angry with ourselves and sometimes God.
  • Many of us have grown dependent on the church or a particular individual (religious leader) for our deliverance when the truth and the fact is ALL we need Jesus Christ.  The purpose of the church and a religious leader is to educate us about the word of God.  It is our responsibility to build and nurture our own individual relationships with God. It is not the responsibility of the church or the pastor.  We need to take control of our own relationships with God through Jesus Christ and not rely on any institution or individual. Their role is to guide but we have to do the work.

God wants us to diligently seek Him.  God wants us to desire Him more than the things of this world. God wants to help us in our everyday affairs be it our finances, relationships, marriages, parenting, workplace or our health concerns but he won’t force Himself into them. We must invite Him to take control and let Him do it His way.

If we have no expectation of God then we have no reason to trust Him.  Expectation will build our faith, faith will develop our trust and all three can deliver our miracle. 

Our faith and trust in God will grow as: 

We choose to trust Him even when everyone else has walked away.

We choose to trust Him even when we are unclear or uncertain of our next step.

We choose to trust Him even when people think we are crazy.

We choose to trust Him even when we don’t understand.

We choose to trust Him even when things look a mess?

We choose to trust Him even when it hurts?

Friends, if we can do this, God will DO for us what we could not do for ourselves.  He would show us and all the doubters that He is Lord.  He would show us that no matter what our situations may look like He is in control.

Keep God at the center of your life and everything else will fall into place.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a great week. 🙂

Music Reflection Mondays: “Only You Jesus”

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

My Prayer:

Thank you Lord for another opportunity to shine bright in Your glory.  Thank you Lord for another chance to be better than we were yesterday or last week.  Thank you Lord for the strength to endure all that will come before us today and this week. Thank you Lord that You are the rock we stand on. Thank you for Your Word that gives us knowledge and wisdom. Bless us with understanding, Your favour and mercy as we aim to become ALL You have called us to be. In Jesus name, amen!

We can easily forget that the season of life that we are in is just for a time and sometimes we need to be reminded that we are not alone.  I believe that every season that we are allowed to endure is a test. It is not meant for our downfall but rather our development.

God wants us to persevere and overcome.

God will not give us more than we can bear.

God will never take us into a situation He cannot bring us out of.

God by nature is life and love.

God is our rock and our refuge.

Only God can strengthen us to do and endure what seems impossible.  Don’t lose hope.  Don’t lose faith. Seek Jesus Christ and He will see you through. That is just the kind of Father He is. Don’t push Him away, embrace Him and all that He is.

Today’s song is called, “Only You Jesus” and it is sang by Ada Ehi. She is a Nigerian born international singer and songwriter. In 2017, she won Groove Awards for West African Artist of the Year.  I just love the message of this song and I pray that as you listen to it that it blesses you as well.

 

 

Tap into the Power of God. Don’t magnify you problems.  Whenever you feel like your obstacles are greater than you bring them before God.  Trust Him to resolve them.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a productive, successful and blessed week.

 

Your situation is not your destiny but rather your testimony

God blessings to each of you. Thank you Lord for opening our eyes this morning.  Thank you Lord for the sweet sound of birds chirping in the background and not gunfire.  Thank you Lord for the brilliance of the sunlight in the distance and not the smoke of a bomb blast covering the sky. Thank you Lord for Your favour, mercy and grace in my life. Thank you Lord that ALL who read this post would be blessed in some way. In Jesus name, amen!

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We all have moments in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, depressed, frustrated or alone in whatever problem or challenge we may be facing known or unknown to our friends and family.  In moments such as these we need to remind ourselves of these few words, “Christ is in me. I am enough.” 

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These words have greatly blessed my life. These words imprinted on my mind and heart from a sermon Steven Furtick was giving some time last month.  It has just stayed with and in me ever since. 🙂

My words to you:

Be encouraged that your situation is not your destiny but rather your testimony!

God is in control even though the storm you’re going through feels rough.  Remember, God is the creator of ALL things.  It is the enemy’s desire to see the storm  destroy you but God will turn it around for your good. He won’t let it destroy you because it will be used to strengthen you and help you grow.

God is in control even though the enemy may have whispered in your ear, “give up, you’re never going to make it.”  The enemy is a liar.  It is not over, until God says it is. Seek God, place your trust in Him and He WILL deliver you!

If you are going to give life to something and magnify anything – let God be that thing you exalt and not your problems or your fears. When you do He WILL fight your battles.

Start thanking God for the victory over your problems. Thank God for the opportunities He is bringing your way.  Thank God for the healing He has sent to your body.  Thank God for not giving up on you. 2018 can be your year of breakthroughs if you will put your faith not in what you see with your eyes but in the God that has brought you this far and can do so much more. I don’t know about you but I declare and decree that 2018 will be better than 2017.

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I pray O Lord that this post has encouraged someone today and that it will have blessed them in some way.  God is the answer so stop worrying about the giants in your life.  Be like David and call upon God to help you bring that ‘Goliath’ in your life down.

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Have a great weekend and remember God loves you more than you know. 🙂

Health and Wellness Fridays: The Beauty, Simplicity and Power of Giving Thanks

Welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays! Glory to God for this new day, for we have another opportunity to give thanks and to pray for those we love, who love us and who need love.

I hope that today finds you in good spirits. If you’re not,  I ask the Holy Spirit to comfort you and lift you up by the end of this post. 🙂

Many times in life, we get distracted and consumed by all the things that are not going well in our lives or our bodies.  We might find ourselves constantly complaining about all the stuff that’s not right, ignoring the stuff that is.

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I believe that on our journey to better health and wellness that it is important to give thanks in the midst of the challenges, the pain, the discomfort even the illness.  The thing is, when we focus specifically on the things that are troubling us we miss the beauty and the joy to be gained from the things that we have been blessed with.

Praise God in spite of your pain.  As I write this post, I am not free from my pain or discomfort yet. However, I refuse to allow myself to let my pain stop me from enjoying and seeing the beauty and the blessings that exist in and around my life.  By God’s grace, my faith and my prayers I will continue to trust that God WILL take all that is wrong and make it right.

So, rather than focus on what hurts, I choose to give thanks for what does not hurt and what I am able to do in spite of the discomfort. I choose to thank God for the healing He has delivered to my body. That’s right, I spoke healing into my situation and you should too – put YOUR faith to work! 😉

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Each day, I give Him thanks for life.  I thank Him for ALL that I am able to do. For I am able to walk, care for my kids, write this post, and do so much more. Giving thanks allows us to not lose sight of the other things we need to be grateful for.  Being able to get up and walk to the bathroom may seem insignificant right now but God forbid the day we can’t do it on our own we would surely miss that independence.

I’m not telling you that your pain is not real because for many it is very real.  However, what I am suggesting is that we choose to look beyond what and how we feel and give God the praise anyway; honour Him anyway; give Him the glory anyway. For ALL the good He is doing and has done in our lives. Nothing is too small to show gratitude for. Give God the praise and let your loved one know how grateful you are for them and how much they mean to you.  It feels good to make someone else feel good – that is the beauty of it.  

God is not only going to restore and bring healing to our bodies but our relationships, our finances and any other area of our lives that need it. We should never take God or the people He has placed in our lives for granted.  We should never take our lives for granted even though the challenges may seem many.  The truth is we ALL have so much to be grateful for – that is the simplicity of it.

Health and wellness therefore goes beyond just our diet, exercise and adequate sleep. It requires us to look at how much attention and weight we put on the things that hurt us and how this emphasis can negatively affect our view of all the other areas of our lives.  While we work towards a better us, we need to look past what and how we feel and be grateful for what we have no matter how chaotic and problematic our lives may seem.

There is always someone worse off that you. Trust me, you don’t want their issues nor do you want to walk a minute in their shoes.  Thank God for your life and choose to work through your pain and trials. Praise His name for the victory He is bringing your way. This is the power of it!

Have a wonderful day and an amazing weekend. 🙂

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Impossible, I think not!

Greetings to all of you on this beautiful Thursday morning.  I trust that God has smiled on you this morning with the breath of life; giving you all that you need to not only be an overcomer but a conqueror of all the obstacles before you.

Do not be discouraged by what is before you. The God we serve is GREAT. He is MIGHTY and He can do the IMPOSSIBLE.  He is the Living GOD.  With Him in our corner, we can do the impossible. Trust in Him, believe His word, seek Him and He will show you things you could never dream.

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As you go through life, don’t focus on your problems, don’t focus on how big your challenges seem.  Instead, choose to focus on how amazing, wonderful and powerful our God is and believe that our problems are not too great for him. Faith in Jesus is ALL we need. Don’t give up on Him because He won’t give up on you.

Remember this,

To win we must first overcome.

To overcome we must learn to persevere.

To persevere we need Jesus Christ.

Because with Jesus we CAN do ALL things.

 

Have a great day. 🙂

Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Why LOVE?

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To love is a gift.

To be loved is a blessing.

To give love is an opportunity.

However, to receive love we need to be open.

True love goes beyond the surface.

It radiates at our core making us want love even more.

 

For some, to love is easy.

For others, it may take some work; even some spiritual growth.

Whatever the situation, it should be encouraged naturally.

As this method is more sustaining and fulfilling.

Than force feeding since the first chance they get,

They may be leaving.

You see, love is more than just words.

Love includes the touching of two souls.

It includes our thoughts of the person

And our actions towards them.

Let’s show our loved ones we love them everyday

And don’t forget to mention their names when we pray.

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Thank you for making this blog one of your stops on this journey called life.

Remember, God loves us each and every day. 🙂

Be blessed and have a wonderful day.