WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW MONTH – APRIL!
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
(Psalm 16:6, ESV)
My prayer for you this month is that may you discover, pursue and fulfill the will of God for your life.
May the Lord grant you His favor, mercy and loving-kindness as you seek Him.
In this new month, may the Lord go before you and be your Rear Guard. New month, New doors of opportunity open wide for you everywhere. May our cup overflow with His goodness, mercy & joy.
The Lord is your wall of protection and nothing shall harm you and your family in Jesus name. Amen!
Just think….. All the Endless Possibilities a new month brings.
God’s future plans for you are better than what’s behind you.
Be careful the path you travel and the company you keep. Who you are today is not who you will be tomorrow. Your values, beliefs and choices will change.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
God Is Still Working on You!
You are a Work In Progress, God is not done with you yet. As you continue to work on yourself, allow God to prune every area of your life that is not bearing fruit.
It’s about Relationship. That’s it in a nutshell. It’s not about religion. It’s all about a personal relationship with God. He is not after your money, only a relationship with you. Everything you have comes from God, you can keep what you have.
Your past only disqualifies you with those who are not a part of your destiny.
Your past stays in the past with those who God has called to help you. Those who are not willing to play a significant part in your destiny will find fault and point out all the negatives why you can’t succeed. Note them, but don’t lose sleep over them. Where you are going, they can’t get you there. Even if you are Jesus they would not still support you. Not everyone is for you or on your side. Those who are for you will cross the ocean to cast their support because it’s in their DNA to do so. They see the new YOU because they’ve walked in your shoes and are recipient of God’s grace.
Your past does not disqualify you before God. Don’t disqualify yourself, you are not the person you used to be. See yourself as a new creation in Christ. God is doing a new thing in you, see yourself overcoming against the odds, dig your heels in.
“And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them,
‘Do business with this until I come back.’ Luke 19:13
A new day has arrived and God is releasing a greater understanding of destiny and purpose throughout the earth. Take your place in God’s army ready to do kingdom business for the King of kings. Today is the time for His Beloved to Shine! Shine His light throughout the dark corners of the earth. God is counting on you today to SHINE!
There is no joy in living someone else’s dream. Follow your chosen path. It may not make others happy, at least you’ll be happy!
Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” (Matthew 12:48, NLT)
Here is a question for you to answer yourself.
I was invited to a gathering of believers, hosted by a church. In the course of getting to know other people as we do – the question “which church do you attend” came up. I was happy to let them know that I am a fellow believer and briefly told them about my church. And here is where things became awkward. At least for me it was awkward; I didn’t anticipate the next question. It’s not like I’ve been living under a rock since I gave my life to Christ. I mingled mostly in Christian circles and I love all people of faith, Seekers, New Age and Non-believers. What is there not to love about people! I’ve walked in many shoes and it takes one to know one.
What is the question I hear you ask! “Why don’t you fellowship with our people?
Aha! In this day and age? Seriously! Super Awkward – I was so stunned and speechless. I thought to myself “Who are my peeps? And I immediately realize that I do not have the time and patience to give a proper answer, I simply nod my head, smile and move on.
Don’t ever let people define you or put you in a box. Who are my peeps? What do they look like? Where do they live? Even in the body of Christ there is disunity. This shouldn’t be so. We are one in Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
My People Are;
My people are the children of God from all nations and tongues. Their message is love. Their language is peace.Their culture is honor and diversity. They come in different age, color and nationality. And within them they carry the light of Christ. They are everywhere and when
I’m with them, I am home. And together we are doing life because we know whose we are.
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14) When the world does not understand you, they’ll put you in a box. They did the same to Jesus. It’s perfectly normal, Jesus was rejected and falsely charged. John 10:10 – Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?”
If you are in Christ, then expect some rejection or disapproval every now and again. Jesus’ Approval is ALL you need.
Be yourself! It’s so much easier. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
They may call you weird, a Geek, Jesus Freak, Holier than though, a Nerd, Bible Thumper. And so many other names and boxes the world would attempt to put you. Consider it as a compliment. God made you for Himself, not man. Don’t let the name-calling get you down. Let Christ’s love be seen through you. You are ahead of your time. Be You!
Please touch the heart of everyone reading this prayer. You know us by name and all our needs are before you.
Heal our hearts, let us not be deceived, but help us to walk in Your love. Lord, help us to forgive those who have hurt us, especially those we may have thought do not deserve our forgiveness.
Grant us the grace to forgive, heal and forget every pain and wrong done to us. Heal our brokenness and help us to love and trust again. May our hearts be open and tender towards others and may Your loving kindness flow through us once again in Jesus name. Amen.
Today, we receive Your love, power and grace to forgive and start afresh. Our spirit is renewed, cleansed of all unrighteousness by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Hi Everyone, I’m praying WISDOM, STRENGTH and BOLDNESS over you for all the awesomeness God has in store for you. Go. Be Amazing!
Today is your day, this is your time and season. You will move from glory to glory,
success to success and breakthrough to breakthrough.
They will label you as proud and arrogant for having high standards. Never you mind, keep moving forward with your high standards. They will thank you later for showing them a better way.
Every sacrifice you make to follow God is for your own good.
God is not trying to ruin your street cred.
Be watchful and vigilant for subtle ways the enemy will attempt to sow discord among friends. Don’t take the bait! Be wise, and keep walking in love.
Do not give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27
The enemy has caused great confusion among believers, by keeping us busy attacking each other, instead of, fighting together against him. Your friends & family are not the real enemy, the devil is!
Don’t give the enemy a foothold into your life by harboring negative thoughts and feelings about others. Be quick to forgive and let go. Fight with love, hoping to win their heart rather than being right or scoring points. Keep walking in love even when unjustly provoked.
Open hearts, open hands. Keep walking in love.
I take life way too seriously and easily I could be my own biggest critic. Through the love of Christ I’m learning that my brokenness will be made whole when I give it to God. It’s an ongoing journey of daily renewing of my mind. I am learning to handle myself with love, kindness and gentleness. Loving myself faults and all, changes the way I see myself and love others.
You are a human being with emotions.
Don’t be ashamed of your brokenness.
Flesh and blood is susceptible to wear and tear.
Healing and self-care brings clarity and wholeness.
My brokenness is made whole when I give it to God
I’ve learned that people are people on the inside. Race and ethnicity are mere camouflage and at the core we are totally the same. We hurt, laugh, cry, dream, desperately lonely, in need of love and a family to call our own.
This much I know after living on 3 continents (Africa, Europe & North America) People are people. There are still many great people all over the world. There is good & bad in all races and only God is perfect.
Be a force for good. Be an agent of change. We can’t expect people to change until we are willing to be transformed.
This Is Who You Are!
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Pet 2:9 ESV)
Your heart is not a guinea pig that anyone can experiment with.
You deserve a love that will last long past Valentine’s Day.
Don’t be in a haste for love. You are not left behind, neither are you playing catch up. Don’t give your heart to the wrong person who will only abuse your goodness. Hold out for someone who will appreciate your worth and celebrate you. Successful relationships are developed through kneading of heart and connection of spirit.
Those who have low opinions of themselves often speak ill of others. You cannot draw clean water out from a polluted well. Neither can you give to others what you don’t have in you to give.
Your words portray the state of your heart. Your words reveal your emotions. Your words can either draw people or push them away.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)
Don’t expect those who do not have a healthy opinion of themselves to have one of you.
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!
Is it possible that from one spring, sweet and bitter waters go out? James 3:10-11
PRAYER: Dear God, forgive us for speaking ill of others and having a wrong image of ourselves. Heal our heart from unforgiveness and low self-esteem. Heal our soul and fill us with Your love. From now on, help us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. Amen.
We need to constantly remind ourselves of whose we are and who we are. Sometimes we forget that we are more than conquerors and we are victorious. When God has made you the head, you don’t need to fight the tail.
Pick your battles wisely. Some battles are not worth your time. Sometimes the wisest thing you can do is to walk away. Never engage in a battle with an unworthy opponent. You already have the advantage! Let Go & Let GOD.
The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not
be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge
you today, to observe them carefully. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to Him. 1 Peter 5:7
If you spend your time talking to God about everything, you’ll be less likely to vent your feelings to everyone.
Want to get something off your chest?
There is nothing pretty about venting. Lashing out is ugly. Venting is a turn off and no one is listening or taking you serious. No one vents when they are happy. Venting is a negative form of expression; it accomplish nothing, only making matter worse. Calm down and take it to God. God is the perfect person to vent to, He’s a great listener and your secrets are safe with Him. Many times we speak out of our emotions without thinking, too late – the damage is done. Venting to God rather than to everyone saves us from dealing with the fall out and embarrassment afterwards.
Take your frustrations to God, not to the phone or social media. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. (Proverbs 29:11)
The best part about venting to God is, you can actually hear yourself, and more than likely, you may have a change of heart later. Problem solved: no one needs to know except for God.