Alpha and Omega…He is.

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it was the Lord ’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.

Genesis 50:20
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I believe that Jesus dying was the ultimate suffering, everything bad that you can think of happened in that time, He even felt abandoned by his own father. As I read Isaiah 53:10 the verse in Romans 8:18 came to me as it connected so rightfully with Isaiah. I felt the Holy Spirit reveal to me that if Jesus death was in fact the ultimate sacrifice, then anything that happens to us here on earth that we consider bad, sad or negative is below that (Jesus dying), proving that in fact we can do all things with God and therefore knowing that we have a powerful loving God. Letting us know that indeed he turns that was what meant for evil to good and that he knows the plans that he has for us, to prosper not harm, to give us hope and a future. This filled me with so much joy, to know that no matter what I go through here on earth nothing can compare to what Jesus went through therefore already having an advantage over whatever it is that seeks to destroy me, bring me down, annoy me, anger me, or whatever your hindering is. As I continue to declare healing in my body, I know that whatever was meant to hurt me at the end God has the last word, and that word was for a hope and a future. The bigger purpose which is salvation to his creation, to enter the kingdom where our true eternal home is. So, please, I encourage you as you walk through this life to remember that there is nothing so bad that God can’t turn around for you, even if it doesn’t go your way there’s a greater purpose. Allowing yourself to be used by God in a willing manner like Jesus is what brings to earth what is defined true in heaven (Matthew 6:10). (That’s another post, so I’ll leave that there for now 😉).

Father I just want to thank you right now with all my heart because I know that this thing that holds me back sometimes from being who you want me to be is not over me, I know that your word says that you love me so, that you are strong in my weakness, that you come to me when I call. Lord, I need you. Stand with me. Be with me. Lord, I believe that you loved me so much that you have your only son, so that I may be able to also overcome. That I may live in your joy, in your peace. Father, I turn my heart to you and I say I’m willing, here I am. I trust you. In Jesus name Amen.

I Promise…

My beautiful, most precious child, I wanted to remind you to keep steady, keep holding on, I know that it doesn’t make sense to you right now that your heart aches so much and even if I was to tell you why your mind and heart would not comprehend, I do however promise to keep you, to love you, to provide you with the ways to overcome. You’re pain isn’t in vain, you’re pain will always have purpose. I know you’re weary but I promise to give you strength when you need it all you have to do is call on me. I know you don’t understand but all you have to do is seek my peace. I know it’s hard to trust but use your faith. I promise you my precious that nothing is wasted on you, one day you will see what I see and know what I know but for now, all I ask is that keep your eyes on me and persevere. I’m only but a whisper away. I love you! -God

I don’t know who this is for but I pray that you feel the way our father holds you in his hands right now and that you feel his peace and love right now in Jesus name Amen.

Stop and be…

Psalms 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Matthew 17:20
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Ever feel like you’re going in circles? Or like you’re stuck? You pray, pray, pray and then pray some more and nothing? You are a good church going believer and you do all that you know what to do but still, nothing. Maybe you’re doing too much. Yes, too much. Maybe it’s a season for staying still, maybe you’re not suppose to go get what you need, maybe God wants to show you that He can bring it to you. Sometimes we think that were helping God with whatever it is were in need of or striving for in this life and really all were doing is being intrusive of His plans, because well, He knows the plans! Sometimes we act like God needs our help but in reality sometimes all he needs from us is to stay still, stay put and let our faith be what moves Him into our lives to bring those miracles and prayers into existence. This world as it is already distracts us so much from listening to Him when He speaks to us, because He does, everyday, all day. We’re so busy doing and saying and asking and praying and going, we forget that God moves on simple faith, faith as small as a mustard seed, something so small can move mountains, Jesus words not mine. Let’s not pray any longer as if we’re in desperate need but pray with faith that whatever we need has already been provided and instead of having mournful prayers let’s give Him praise for the things we cannot see but with the assurance that it has been provided to us. He knows. Trust Him. So then, if you feel like you think you’ve tried everything and you’re still in a place of uncertainty, stop, stay still and let you faith be what moves you forward into God’s will.

Father, precious, wonderful, father. I’m sorry if I’m doing too much, if I’m missing out on your plans for me because I won’t stay still. Lord, help to stay put, to continue to serve you and please you with every area of my life, but to also stay still so that I’m able to listen to the whisper of your promises. Lord, today I take a deep breath and hand over anything that I’ve tried to control on my own, knowing that you very well know the plans that you have for me and my future. What an amazing God you are. Thank you for allowing to always run to you even when I’ve made mistakes. Lord give me that peace that surpasses all understanding so that I may stay still while you work on the details behind the scenes. I trust you. I trust you. I trust you. In Jesus name Amen.

Big Faith…

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.

Psalms 145:18
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Mark 5:36
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Psalms 9:10
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord , have never forsaken those who seek you.

What if God asked you for something big? A faith so big that it’s not comprehensible. The kind of faith that fights your human feelings and thoughts. I wonder how many of us believers have already experienced that or are experiencing that at this moment in our lives. My biggest moment was cancer. I didn’t know what God was preparing me for before it happened but trusting him I kept listening and learning whatever he wanted me to. Then one day, cancer. Something inside sparked and my spirit connected all that I had learned and it became clear why. God said to me, You will live, but the process won’t be easy, you’ll want to die, but you have to hold on. And it was exactly that. Chemotherapy was no joke. There were days when I would cry all day and all I wanted was to stop treatment and let the cancer take me, at least I would be in heaven. There were many days when I didn’t feel like listening to worship or listening to the bible (my vision was distorted while in chemo) but I did it anyway. The words that mostly came out of my mouth, at every moment was I trust you. When I was in pain, when I couldn’t see, when I couldn’t sleep, when the nurses couldn’t find my veins, when I felt nauseous, when I couldn’t walk, when I had to dress myself in the dark, when I couldn’t eat, when I wanted to die, I would say, I trust you. What my body wanted was to die but my Spirit commanded it to live. I had to go against every negative feeling, I had to do what God had asked me to, which was live. The word says that man won’t live on bread alone, I know what that means, I had to give my Spirit all the promises God had given me and I had to fill it with worship for my father in heaven, I had to call the name of Jesus. I had to feed my faith to keep my spirit connected to the one who gives life. My testimony is greater than just this, this is just a snapshot but a great one. What if God asked you to sacrifice your child? What if you had to go before the king without being summoned? What if you were called into the water? What if you had to walk into the fire? We all did something that required faith. We all went against what our human emotions were telling us. God is greater! Trust him, trust his process, he will never fail you, he will never forsake you.

Father, thank you. Thank you for being faithful. Thank you for letting me call on you when I need you. Thank you for holding me in the palm of your hand. Thank you for getting me thru. I pray that my Sprit will always be connected to yours so that I may always know what to do in times of trouble. Lord, give me what I need, I receive it, all of it. Give me the wisdom to deal with things unknown and give me the peace I  need in times of chaos. Lord I simply just trust you. I trust that you know the plans that you have for me. You arey shepard, I shall not want. I follow your lead because you know best. Abba, I love you, I trust you. In Jesus name Amen.

His name…

Acts 2:21
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:13
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Psalm 50:15
and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

If there was anything that I could ever tell you to never stop doing, no matter whether you feel like it or not, whether you feel worthy or not, whether you can say it out loud or in a whisper or even a thought, is to never stop calling out to Jesus. I used to be in constant conversation with Jesus, even before being saved. There was a time where I thought if people knew how much I talk to Jesus in my head they would think I was nuts. I didn’t know much then about the  bible or praying or really anything about how to have a relationship with God, the only thing I knew was that whenever I had something to say (even my complaints) He was the one I went to. I knew somehow inside my heart that when I was in trouble there was a name above all names, a name worthy of praise. I can honestly tell you it’s the only name you should never forget. When you’re lonely, when you’re sad, disappointed, tired, angry, disillusioned, tormented, scared, confused, speak the name of Jesus and bring love, peace, reassurance, comfort into your life, into your heart. He’s only a call away. The redeemer, King of Kings, Our provider, the one who died on the cross to save you!  He knows it all, all he needs is for you to call on Him. He waits for you.
Lord, I praise your name! I call your name Jesus. I need you, I want you in my life. There’s nothing without you, you make things better! You make a way! You close those doors that hinder me! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Come right now, show me who you are! Jesus your name alone makes the darkness hide away, your name alone heals the broken hearted, Jesus you who can bring forth life from death. You will never be overcome, Jesus come into my life right now, let me start my day with you, let me finish it with you, walk with me wherever I go. I love you! Jesus! Amen!

Let’s get real…

I find myself today feeling a little out of sorts, many things going on that I can’t control, but still in this out of sorts place I also find myself very much at peace. I feel confident and I trust in my Abba in heaven that He is in control and that He knows the plans that he has for me. I am not afraid and I am not alone. I find my Sprit today wants to praise and worship Him, He is so good to me. How do you get to this place? Well, everytime you feel something coming against you, something that contradicts the Lord promises, you have to go to the word. That’s it.

When you feel like you are going crazy- 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

When you are tired and overwhelmed- Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

When you feel lonely and helpless-

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

When you don’t understand what’s going on-

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

When you feel defeated-
Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

When you need guidance-

Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

When you’re in need of comfort-
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

When you forget who you are-

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

When you’re confronting your enemies-

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

When you need his love-

Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord , who has compassion on you.

When you are at peace-

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Lord, thank you I’m advance for the peace, for the love, for your faithfulness, thank you for your love, mercy and grace. Thank you for your favor. In Jesus name Amen.

Ask for…

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Have you ever been in need of wisdom? Not just any wisdom though, Godly, heavenly wisdom, top notch wisdom? When you’re a child of God, that is your birthright. You may ask your Father who is in heaven, you may ask the Holy Spirit who is your helper and certainly you may call on the name of Jesus. It doesn’t matter how small or how big our questions or needs are, if we’re in need of guidance, answers or wisdom, we have a creator who knows it all even before the words come out of our mouth, even before we start to put our thoughts together. He already knows. So, if he already knows and we know that he does, why continue to walk scared in the unknown. Don’t let the enemy distract you with fear and doubt. Put the armor of God and come to the Lord boldy, ask God to give you wisdom, that you may always be in his will, that your hands never be idle for the kingdom, that your feet not fail the mission, that your mouth never be silent from his word, that your heart receives his will.

Lord, I ask you forgive me for my sins, forgive me if I have kept silent in a time when you needed me to rise up. Forgive me Father if my hands have been idle for you, forgive me if my feet have been stuck in the same place. Forgive me Lord if my heart has betrayed you and I’ve walked away from your will. Lord, I come boldly and ask that you give me the wisdom, that you anoint me from head to toe, let praise and blessing be forever in my tongue and let my hands raise towards you, Lord mark my steps and let me walk in your will, starting now. I receive your forgiveness, I can feel your love for me, I can feel how you wash away my rebel heart, Lord I open my heart and my life for you to take over. I surrender it all. Your word says ask and you shall receive, I’m asking Heavenly Father. Let my life glorify you in every way. In Jesus name, Amen.

He knows…

Exodus 32:1

When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Remember in Exodus when Moses went up to the mountain to be with God, Moses was receiving very important wisdom but the people started to feel like Moses was taking so long and they started to tell Aaron their concerns. Now, Aaron chosen by God you would think he’d tell the people to be patient but instead he made the idols for them!

We get so impatient sometimes even as Christians, we start to get shaky when we don’t know what’s next, we sometimes tend to move away from God’s will trying to make things happen when God clearly is the one in control. What do we think we’re doing really? Helping God? If anything it’s a bit intrusive really. He tells us to be still and yet we still do the opposite only to mess up God’s plan. His ways are not our ways and neither is his timing. We’re so stubborn sometimes even when we know that our hands can never do what Gods hands can do. We totally make things worse when we intrude and it’s only that by God’s grace that he leads us back into his will. Wow. I’d be in a bad place if it wasn’t for his grace. Yes, I’m guilty of completely causing all sorts of mess for myself when God was trying to make my paths straight. It was only after the fact that it was clear that God was definitely in control and that He definitely loved me so much that when he says He knows the plans he has for me, He truly does.

Lord, help me to trust you more with the things I don’t have any control over. Guide me into your will and give me the wisdom to be able to recognize and to know that you are my creator my wonderful Father who loves me and wants the best for me. You are such a good Father, but sometimes I  let others words get into my thoughts and then it goes into my heart, next thing you know I am so far away from your will because I believe what others have said instead of trusting and having faith in you. Lord forgive me. Lord guide me. Lord give me wisdom. In Jesus name Amen.

Kingdom Qualified…

Hebrew 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Romans 8:31

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Have you ever doubted your abilities, your gifts, your talents or your qualifications? I remember there was a time when I always felt ashamed, always felt short, always felt under qualified. If I made a mistake I felt like I wasn’t any good. If I slipped and said a bad word or lost my temper I felt like I was never good enough. Good enough for who or what? For God and His kingdom, how can I, the worst of the worst ever be qualified to do great things here on earth for His kingdom? The things I’ve said, the things I’ve thought of, the things I’ve done! Well, it took a while, it took prayer, fasting, reading the Bible, and humbling myself before the Lord. How many times? One, two, three, more like hundreds of times, as many times as I had to until my boldness and confidence grew in the Lord. I can tell you this world will never let you rise, never let you feel qualified, never acknowledge you, never love you the way God can. God will receive you, God will nurture you, God with his righteous firm hand will edify you, all while Loving you unconditionally. When this world throws at you the “you’re not good enough”, “you’re not qualified”, “you’re not pretty enough”, “you’re not smart enough”, “you’re not rich enough”, just remember that you my friend are a child of the Most High God! You are the apple of His eye! You are who he holds with his righteous right hand! You are Royalty! You are the light! You are created in His image! Let that sink in a second into your spirit! YOU are created in HiS IMAGE! So, open your bible! And start declaring those promises!

Lord, Wonderful amazing Abba! I love you,I love you. I surrender all that hinders me from getting closer to you. I bring to your throne all that I am so that you can use me, who you created in your image to bring people to Christ with the words of my mouth and the testimonies that I have to bring Glory to your name! Show me your favor Lord as I walk in this world qualified by your Kingdom! Anointed by your hand! I am more than enough because you say I am! This world might be against me but you are for me! And how Great you are! Thank you! In Jesus name Amen.

My God…

I want God to show up in my life the way He showed up for all the people in the bible… Supernaturally and Amazingly..that God that you fear and love and that you know will show up to back you up even when no one believes. I want that fire in the burning bush and I want to stand right at the front when the waters part. I want to be lifted up into heaven in a vision and I want to be in the fire with Jesus by my side. I want to hold the slingshot in my hand with God’s favor while I stand in front of my giants. I want to go before kings without being summoned but because I am a child of God I am protected. I want that God that brought back Lazarus from the dead. I want that God who can feed ma Mana from heaven. I want the God who can multiply fishes and loaves of bread when I don’t have enough. I want to step into the water and walk towards Jesus. The God of all, that is my prayer to you. In Jesus name Amen.
Take this time to reflect on who your God is? He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He never changes. Wow.