February: The Month Of Love

There is no distance in love. The people we love are never far away, we carry them in our hearts. When all is said and done; you will never forget how someone made you feel. 

Everyone and everything conspiring against you are blessings in disguise. Look for the blessing in all things.

Bless those who hurt you. Bless those who take advantage of you.
Bless those who despise you. Bless those who hate you.
Bless those who bless you. Bless those who curse you.
Bless those who wish you ill.
Bless those who persecute you.
Bless those who use and abuse you.
When you bless others you are indirectly blessing yourself. 

May you be richly blessed with great friends and a loving family of your own. 

A Second Chance

Give Love & Friendship A Second Chance.
We’ve all been hurt and it’s easy to put up walls than risk getting hurt again. Give love and friendship a second chance. I’m not saying it would be easy. I’m not suggesting you jump back where you left off: Take baby steps, and gradually start trusting again. Be open to the idea and extend an olive branch to 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.

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Just Showing Up Is Not Enough


Just showing up is not enough. Be all there and reliable.


Just showing up is the norm. Just showing up is the least anyone would expect from us. Everyday people are showing up just because.

On the job:People are showing up for jobs they don’t like. In marriages; many couples are in loveless marriages and are emotionally unavailable.

At home: While parents may be present they are no involved in their children’s life. 

In Churches: Yes we show up but are we plugged in? Are you serving and growing in your spiritual gifts? These are just few of the reasons why I believe that just showing up is not enough!

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17, NLT. 

If you want to live a more meaningful life, not just existing and getting by. You have to do more than showing up – BE ALL THERE AND RELIABLE. Anyone can show up but when you are all there, ALL IN and reliable – You stand out! People take notice, you add value to everything you touch, our families and communities will thrive and flourish. When we are engaged, God is able to use us to meet the needs of those around us. 

Show up. Be engaged. Give your best.

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One of my goals this year is committing to less so that I can give my best. Doing less but giving more of my time to my loves, passion and honoring my commitments. 

Everything is permitted, but everything isn’t beneficial. Everything is permitted, but everything doesn’t build others up. 1 Corinthians 10:23, CEB.

Seeking God about everything helps. Really everything? Yeah! One thing that became glaringly obvious to me last year is: I am not as smart as I think I am. Duh! I am not capable of running my life smoothly. I need God in every area of my life, especially when I think “I got this!” Child, please! 

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:3, NASB.

Prayer: Dear God,  Help us to find our rightful place in Your body and our community. Help us to honor our commitments. May we become known as a people of honor, love and devotion. 

Lesson Learned: Rejections, Trials and Delays

I’ve learned that rejections, trials and delays are not entirely bad or from the devil. They help us to pause, evaluate, see the bigger picture and stay focused on God.

QOTD: Try Something New

If what you did last year didn’t get you the result you hoped for, maybe its time to try something new.

“No one puts new wine into old wineskins: otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins: but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins” (Mark. 2:22).

New Year + Old habits = Repeating the past.


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Prayer For The New Year


For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)


My prayer for you this new year is that you will move away from every form of religion onto a relationship with God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That you may take your rightful place as an heir to the kingdom to rule and reign as an ambassador for Jesus Christ. Then you can fulfill your kingdom purpose and be mightily used by God and through you many lives will be saved for Christ sake. Lacking in nothing but full of wisdom, power, authority and love from above. May Christ be revealed in and through you and may you showcase the excellency of our God. Amen.

The same God who saw you through last year will see you through the new year. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is for you and not against you. He will never abandon or forsake you. His love and promises are for eternity. He does not change His mind, neither sleep or slumber. He’s a faithful Father and friend. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Happy New Year dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. Here we are again at the dawn of a brand new year. May your heart be tender and your hope be strong in the Lord. Knowing that He who has  called you is faithful. Thank you for all your well wishes, prayers and encouragements. May your grow from strength to strength and glory to glory in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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Isn’t It Time You Pick Yourself?


God personally handpicked you. Isn’t it time you pick yourself? 


Jesus’ birth was surrounded in mystery, shame and scandal. It was the talk of the town; an illegitimate child was not a joking matter back then and even now. People talked then, nothing has changed now. Joseph and Mary endured the shame and gossip. Oftentimes we think we are the only ones affected.

God chose Mary & Joseph. You are not here by accident; God chose you. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28) While Joseph ponder on what to do about their situation. “An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20)

God handpicked Jesus from his name down to his purpose and destiny. Isn’t it time you discover what God says about you?

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1: 31-33)

You have not chosen the way you were born. But from today onwards, you can choose the way you live your life. Don’t just live for living sake. Live for Christ. Live a life worth emulating. Live well. Be unforgettable.

Here’s what God says about you!
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 Peter 2:9 ESV)

Dwelling on the past will never change the present and future. Blaming others and not taking responsibility Is a hopeless and powerless way to live. Years of lie and deceit will never get you to fulfill your destiny talk less of being happy.  You can break the cycle by being truthful to yourself. You alone know the areas to work on. Take your life back.

Jesus was not immune from slander and gossip. He rose above it and so will you. You are here now. You made it against all odds. It hasn’t been easy, it’s never is.

Isn’t it time you pick yourself? 

Live Your Life Not The Joneses

You can live what some would call an average life and be blissfully happy with a humble and grateful heart. Or then again you can choose to live what others would call a successful life, up to your eyeballs in debt, totally stressed out and miserable. The choice is yours. Whatever you do, make sure you’ve defined success and happiness for yourself. It’s your life, live it – not the Joneses.


The rich and famous aren’t necessarily happier than you.


Live Your Life

Break Free To Dream Big

May you break out of the self-imposed prison of your mind. There is a giant in you, desperate to break free. Lose yourself from the shackles! Nobody is going to do it for you. You hold the KEY!


In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:5)


You have to break free to dream BIG. Until you break free, you will not experience your breakthrough! 

Prayer:

God, Help us to break every bad habits we’ve formed that are holding us back from fulfilling our purpose and having a breakthrough. Amen!


Break free to dream big

Hush and Listen

Hush. Be quiet and listen.


It’s not the noise outside that silences the voice of God; It is the noise within.


After the earthquake there was a fire. But the Lord wasn’t in the fire. And after the fire there was a quiet, whispering voice. (1 Kings 19:12)

Sad truth; many believers do not know His voice but are well acquainted with the voices of Pastors and Celebrities. God is alway speaking but we don’t know His voice because we have not spent enough time to get to know His voice.

Now is the time to practice the act of seeking, hearing and knowing God’s voice for yourself. Every follower of Christ ought to know His voice.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20)

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It Is Well

No matter how dark and scary life gets, there is always a ray of hope to wrap your faith around. See it with your eyes of faith and hold on tight.

Whatever you are going through I want you to keep in mind “God is already there.” He has gone ahead of you to make the crooked places straight. It is well.

God will make a way where there seems to be no way. Don’t give up hope, persevere and continue to trust God. It is well.

Whose help are you seeking?

The Shunammite woman sought Elisha’s help. Let God help you in all your endeavors. There is no honor in struggling alone; your help is only a prayer away.

It’s a new day! Forget yesterday’s mistakes. Sing a new song of redemption and victory. God is on your side, it is well. Amen!

I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. (Psalm 130:5)

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Take A Break From All Your Worries

The world will not come to an end if you put yourself first for a change. Life will go on without you. You are not in control of the universe – God is. Take a break from all your worries. Pray more – worry less. 

Worrying leads to depression. Praying leads to peace. Pray and talk it over with God. Meditate on His goodness and thank Him for answered prayers.

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. (Psalm 56:3)

Take a break from all your worries

 

December: Showers of Blessing.

I will bless my people and their homes around My holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing. (Ezekiel 34:26)

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PRAYER
In this new month may the LORD open the floodgates of heaven and pour you out a blessing so great that there shall not be room enough to receive it! May God send abundant blessing and favor your way that you can never repay. May the Lord has compassion on you and forgive all your debts. You will end this year better than you started with great joy and peace. The Lord will surprise you in ways words cannot express your heart. May His goodness and mercy reveal a new dimension of His glory to you.  May songs of thanksgiving never cease from your heart and mouth; lifting up holy hands in joyful praise to the Lord at all times.  

Being Yourself

Be firm in your convictions. You don’t have to change who you are to be accepted by others. At the rate the world is changing: Being yourself is all you can be.

Anyone who dislike, reject or exclude you for being yourself ultimately would not serve your life’s purpose well.

Being You

God Is Always Doing Something New

You Are Unstoppable!
God is always doing something new. Don’t get stuck on the past and miss out on your blessings. Don’t let your feelings get in the way of your future. When it’s your time and season to shine, no person or group can stop you. The race of life is open to all, but all power belongs to God.

People will have many opinions about you and they won’t always be kind. Don’t judge your future through other people’s lens. Walk in love and stand on the truth. Ultimately God will vindicate you.

Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
(Psalm 127:1)

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November: The Month of Thanksgiving

The Month of Thanksgiving 

God, Thank You for the finished work of Christ at Calvary. Thank You for health, family and friends. Thank You Lord for promises, provision and protection. I am grateful for each day added to my life. Guide me to work out and live out your purpose in my life.

May you not have room enough to receive the abundance of heaven over your life. The same God who sent men to help David until he became great shall send DIVINE HELPERS your way in Jesus name. Welcome to a new season of Divine help and thanksgiving. Happy New month of November!

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17thanksgiving

October Prayer: Month of Freedom

In this month of October, I decree and declare freedom over your lives. Freedom to serve God, freedom from the power of sin and death. Freedom to prosper, increase and own your businesses. Freedom from the fear of man, freedom to live out your kingdom purpose. Freedom from bondage and slavery; Freedom to step into your kingdom assignment and do the will of GOD!  Freedom from sickness and tiredness and fatigue. Freedom from generational curses, strongholds, control, religion and lawlessness. Live freely! So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. We stand firm, knowing the price that was paid for our freedom, never again to be slaves to sin and death. For the Son has set us free and we are free indeed!

HAPPY NEW MONTH OF OCTOBER!
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Book Review: Kisses from Katie

My Current Read: Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis – A story of relentless love and redemption.

Wow! I can’t put this book down “Kisses from Katie” is an amazing book that will inspire you to love more, give more and serve more.

What would make an eighteen year old leave the comfort of her home in Nashville, Tennessee move to Uganda, where she doesn’t speak the language and adopt 14 children! Yes, 14. All because she said YES to God. Kisses from Katie

What I love most about Katie’s story is that it’s unpretentious, real, honest and vulnerable. She shares her ups, downs, happiness, joy and doubts. This book points you back to Christ: learning to surrender, trust and rely on God.

Takeaway
You can do great things too right where you are. While it may seem simple, it won’t be easy but the blessings far outweigh the hardships.

Who should read this book
Everyone. Give this book to your teenagers, help them to see the bigger picture for their walk with God. Anyone that’s thinking of going on a mission trip would greatly benefit from Katie’s experience.

Overall, Katie shows us that little people can do big things when we say yes to God. And while it may not be easy we can do greater works through Him who has called us.

Jesus called His followers to be a lot of things, but I have yet to find where He warned us to be safe. – Katie Davis

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