I Surrender

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Many of us have been going through life in a state of existence for so long but the time has come for us to start living our lives. All we have to do is surrender to Your will oh Lord. Help us Oh Lord, as we surrender today.

Thank You Lord for another day to witness Your mercy and grace in every area of my life.  Thank You that once I obey Your word and put my unwavering trust in You, I will receive Your blessing, favour, provision and protection in my life. All of which is more than I could ever do for myself.

It is with this understanding, that I surrender ALL that I am and have to You knowing that You have got me secure and safe in Your more than able hands. Give me Your comfort and peace as I LET GO of ALL of my fears, concerns, doubt, issues and challenges that come before me. Thank You for ALWAYS strengthening me from within so that I can grow in my faith and trust in You.

As I surrender unto You Oh Lord, BREAK every chain that has kept me from my fulfilling my destiny and my purpose. DESTROY and REMOVE every evil thing that has kept sickness in my family, my finances limited, my business stuck, my mind cloudy and my happiness far away.

I receive this blessing and FREEDOM gifted by You today and ask that everyone that reads this post and believe it be blessed with your mercy as they receive Your grace. In Jesus name. Amen.

ALWAYS remember to thank God for ALL He has done, is doing and WILL do in your life. Don’t lose hope because of what is before you KNOW that once Jesus Christ is a part of your life “no weapon formed against you shall prosper”. (Isaiah 54:17)

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

Have a blessed day.

 

 

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays: A Spiritual Awakening

Happy Monday greetings to each of you.  I hope this Monday does not meet you feeling blue.  Music can activate movement and emotions within us without even trying.  I believe we all have a spirit or soul within us that is driven or moved to or by certain things in the same way.

With that said, I felt compelled to share this poem with you.  What is the music or murmur in your spirit saying to you. May God bless you as you read it.

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For a long time my spirit has been asleep

I can only imagine how much this made You weep

I can now feel You deep within my core

And this makes me want to know You even more

 

As I embark on this life-changing journey

I recognise there is a power lying dormant inside me

I ignored Your calls and instead chose to build up walls

While You had to look on and document my falls

 

My spirit has finally received the message,

“It’s time to come home but you must make some changes”.

I have chosen to accept this call and even though I may fall

I won’t put up my usual wall

Instead on Your Word I would call.

 

Thank You for choosing me.  I’m glad I’ve finally chosen You.

I will no longer insist on doing things my way

Instead I’ll pay special attention to what You have to say

I will TRUST in Your vision and purpose for my life

And obey Your word as disobedience brings strife

Thank You Lord for being a part of my life.

 

Be blessed and know that God loves you and will continue to love you as you learn to love yourself. Be washed with His grace and mercy as you listen to some of my new favourites below.

 

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

 

 

 

Nothing without God

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Heavenly Father thank you for this new day that allows us to say, Thank You!

Thank you for the strength to persevere when we are weak.

Thank you for the courage to face our fears when all we may want to do sometimes is run away.

Thank you for your understanding that opens up our mind, our eyes, our hearts and spirits.

Thank you for your forgiveness because it shows us your mercy.

Thank you for your Word because it is food to our soul.

Thank you for your son Jesus Christ because He made the ultimate sacrifice when He chose to die so we could have life.

Thank you for your protection because without YOU we would surely perish.

Thank you for your favour in every aspect of our lives because it opens doors that NO man can shut.

Thank you for our families because we were not meant to go through life alone.

Thank you for good health and on the days when we don’t feel 100%, we will thank you anyway and trust that our healing is on the way.

Thank you for the being the Light in the darkness guiding and directing our steps.

Thank you for being the provider that You are. That all we have to do is ask and put our trust in You and ALL of our cares, concerns and burdens will be taken care of.

Thank you that you are a God of purpose and as your children we also have a purpose.

Thank you that even in our weak moments all we have to do is call Your name and we will be strengthened.

Thank you for blessing us with gifts and talents not for our own amusement but for them to be a blessing to others.

Thank you for giving us peace of mind and spirit that we can seek and hear You more clearly as we walk through this journey called life.

Thank you for never leaving us for even in our stubbornness you are near.

Thank for loving us even in our imperfections because You know how great, special and amazing we are even when we can’t see it ourselves.

God, You continue to show us Your mercy and favour in our lives.  “Thank you” just does not seem sufficient so we will praise you everyday so we never forget where our peace, protection and prosperity comes from.

We understand that with every victory we receive in Your name that the challenges would become greater but we choose to praise your name even more because no challenge we could ever face is greater than YOU – so we know that our victory would be great also.

Thank you in advance for the victories and breakthroughs we will experience in Jesus name, Amen!

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

Have a blessed week.

Farewell and Thank You 2017

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Today is the 31st of December, officially the last day of 2017 and I just wanted to give thanks for the ALL that I endured, learned and achieved over the last few months.

2017 without a doubt had its challenging moments for the majority of the year right up to June to be exact.  However, I refused to lose faith and hope and believed with all my being that things just had to get better.

Giving up was just not an option I could afford. My efforts to improve my situation just seemed to never be enough so I turned to God.  I got to a point where I believed only a miracle could resolve all of my problems.  I prayed and prayed and declared over my life that this year was going to be the beginning of a new chapter, a better and brighter chapter of my life and ALL that was holding me back would be no more.

And you know what, God delivered me and my family from the constraints, obstacles and limitations that seemed to plague us for years.  He gave us a clean and fresh slate. No we didn’t win the lottery but honestly I prayed that we would but God had different  plans for us.  I’m just as satisfied with the alternative.

2017 has given me so much to be grateful for.

  1. I started my very own blog on January 31st 2017 titled livingvsexisting.com.  This has given me much joy and greater purpose in my life.
  2. God created a way out of financial debt when I could not see any.   With God nothing is impossible.  No problem is too big or too small for Him. Trust me. 🙂
  3. God through his grace has blessed my family with a new vehicle.
  4. God brought me to this blogging community and gifted me with the pleasure of meeting and learning from some very amazing, talented and special people who I would probably not have met if I had not taken that step on January 31st 2017 to join.
  5. God has blessed my family with so much this year after years and years of obstacles, challenges and limitations that at some points I thought he had forgotten about us.  I realize now that he needed us to endure and work through the pain and not lose faith and hope.  He was testing our commitment to the process and ultimately to Him.
  6. The strength and power that comes from having a strong support system encouraging and cheering for your success.  My family has definitely been that force in my life and for them I am forever grateful.
  7. God’s protection throughout the year not only over myself but each and every member of my family and our dwellings.  His precious blood, favour and mercy has kept the enemy at bay and we are truly grateful for this.
  8. The woman who I am becoming. 🙂
  9. My writing skills and material has improved and grown so much in this time.
  10. The wisdom and knowledge that I have acquired that has helped to not only improve my life but the lives of those who read my posts.
  11. The support and encouragement I have received from this blogging community as well as other supporters of my blog.  I am genuinely thankful for each of you. May God continue to bless you all.
  12. Seeing God’s favour at work in my life.

You see my friends no matter how challenging 2017 was I’ve learnt that we have to trust in the bigger picture.  The challenging moments are meant to prepare us for what is to come.  You need to persevere!  Sometimes in order to do that we need to look past the difficulty and look towards a brighter and better future. Don’t see yourself as stuck but rather as passing through.

As we leave 2017 behind let us leave the negative experiences behind choosing to take with us the lessons learnt along the way and the happy moments we’ve had.

May 2018 be everything God wants for you and more. God has not forgotten about you.  Trust in Him and He WILL see you through.

Have a wonderful day. Happy New Year in advance from my family to yours.

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Invest in YOU

Sometimes in life we just have to take a chance.  A chance on ourselves and a chance on love.  When we make that conscious decision, we open ourselves to the possibilities that such a chance along with hope will help us discover who we’re truly meant to be and who we’re meant to share our lives with both in the short-term and the long-term.

Trust that no matter what, you’re going to learn something new and you’re going to grow wiser and stronger with each lesson.  Dust yourself off and move forward.  For life is a playground full of lessons and how we learn to handle and master those lessons help to shape some aspects of who we are but they don’t define us!

What we’ve done reflects our past but it is what we do that defines who we have become. 

It is through our actions and character that we define WHO we are.  So take a chance on YOU, if you’re content where you are in life then take a chance on someone else.  They might just need someone to have that faith in them to help push them get to the next level.

Don’t be afraid to learn something new.  You’ll never know your full potential if you deny yourself the opportunity to learn and explore things outside of your comfort zone.

I’ve learnt so much about myself, my talents and my abilities that I didn’t know before and I’m sure there is much more.

I would never have learnt if I did not TRY so remember

Hope you had a great weekend.  Have a wonderful week. 🙂