Daily Digest: Not Like You


This world is filled with millions of individuals who can praise God, yet not one can do it like me neither can I do it like them. It’s amazing just to think that God hears our individual praise. The freqency of my voice is quite different to that of another. I guess the Psalmist David knew that, is why he said:

“What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? – Psalms 30:9 KJV”

Isn’t it amazing. There would have been others to praise God but not like David. My testimony might be similiar to yours but the time of testing quite different, which in itself brings a unique praise. I admonish you this morning, let no one or nothing stop your praise. The word of God says, He inhabits the praises of his people. God knows and love the frequency of your voice, so praise on. If you feel too overwhelmed to give a praise, know that weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. Faith it till you make it. 

ARISE!!

Do you have a prayer request, send it to arisewoman@gmail.com – We will be happy to pray for you. All prayer request is kept in confidentiality. 


Advertisements

Daily Digest: Children of the Lord


image

In this verse, John uses the terms “beloved” and “children of God” to communicate how much God loves us. You see, in order to call something yours, you have to really, really love it—especially a person.

When we truly grasp the immense love God has for us, that’s when we’ll be able to rest in His peace even when we don’t know for certain what is coming next in our lives. Our knowledge of who God is and how much He loves us allows us to trust in Him, even when we don’t have all the answers.

People have become increasingly impatient in wanting to know how something will turn out. This impatience is exacerbated by the ability we have to get vast amounts of information within a few seconds by just a handful of clicks. But faith doesn’t operate like this. It isn’t instantaneous. It’s something that needs to be walked out day by day, and it grows through our experiences.

The world desperately needs to see the connection we have with God. When others see the trust and faith we have in something greater than ourselves, it opens up an opportunity for us to invite others to this same faith. When that is missing, the world misses out on God.

So, no matter what God has us waiting for, in that wait, we should always strive to grow in our faith, trust in Him, and be like Christ. When we commit to follow Jesus, we become children of God. When we become children of God, we should act like it so those looking on will also want to become people of faith.

DIG: What does being a child of God look like to you?
DISCOVER: What are you waiting on God to reveal to you in your life? Are you trusting in Him while you wait?
DISPLAY: Show others the faith and trust you have in God as you strive to be like Him

The Power of PE.


What is PE? Physical Education? Well, that is a correct answer but in this blog PE defines “Patient Endurance”.

Hebrews 6:15 KJV – And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

image

The “he” in verse 15 speaks of Abraham. It says after he patiently endured, he received the promise. If you know the story of Abraham, I am sure you will be able to recollect that God promised him a grand blessing. However, judging from the verse we are able to see that the blessing took some time for Abraham to access. He had some tarrying to do before he “obtained the promise”. Abraham, being human just like us must have thought it fit to give up when time passed and he saw no realization of Gods promise. If I was in that position, I’ll be honest and say, God would have been questioned heavily. Actually I did in my times of waiting (which I am still in by the way). Abraham however endured but not just endured but patiently.

To be patient means to wait. Most of us can endure. I am enduring but I had many tantrums along the way. My endurance did not come with much patience in the beginning. It was learnt but sweet ole Abraham was a man of faith and this caused him to patiently endure. Yes! I am sure the flesh reared its head sometimes but it never overpowered him because he believed what God said. He knew that God is one who cannot lie and thus endurance became easy.

What did God promise you? How long ago did he do it? You know those prophetic words spoken by the Holy Spirit to you (directly) or through a servant of God, how long ago was that? Where are the signs of its fruition? The answer is,  only God knows. I always say that the “expected end” God promised was never according to our timing. Yes it is expected but always according to his time piece.

Just like Abraham I admonish you (and I) to patiently endure. For in doing so, we will one day obtain our heavenly promise. Do not try to pave the way to your destiny. Faith will do that for you, you just have to believe what God said he will do and stay focus on purpose. Those are the words (paraphrased) of Dr. Juanita Bynum and they are so dynamic and true. Let patience have its perfect work (the words of God). We are not to murmur or complain when things seem opposite to what God said. If he said it, then it is already done. There is a great victory that comes with PE.

Join the club. Let’s PE together, knowing that one day soon we will obtain our promise.

ARISE

Posted from WordPress for Android

Daily Digest: Granted Desires by Faithful Delighting


aedf5bfa8e5162a7e9d6bcf73297f565

Quoting of church jargons are one of our favourite things to do. We know them all. All the feel good verses but from my observation, we often miss the requirements for the spark of those beautiful verses to be ignited. For example, the verse above says, DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD AND HE WILL GRANT………. Did you see that? Before our desires are granted, we must first DELIGHT ourselves in the Lord. But no, we often want the desires granted before we even start living the D of delight. Impossible! A requirement was given and when it is met, then will the promise. Do you have desires? Here is your recipe for bringing it to life.

ARISE.

Do you need prayer for any situation? Feel free to send us an email at arisewoman@gmail.com. We will be happy to pray and believe God with you.

Pillow Talk: Healing


This post was shared during the course of last year but I saw the need to share it again, since broken hearts never get old. It’s a constant thing and if you were able to get through, Bless God for that but then the reality remains that there is still someone out there with a broken heart. This might just be for you. This post is from The Abuse Exposed With Secret Angel  and is rather amazing. I hope it encourages your heart.  a

ARISE

Broken?? Redemption is available…

The story of Ruth,
is my focus today.
Widowed and broken,
she had to choose her way.


“Return to her family,
with ungodly advice?
Or follow righteous Naomi,
to start a new life.


“Her decision was made,
with Naomi she would go,
Declaring to her,
“wherever you go, I will go.


“Your people, will be my people.”
was her decisive declaration.
“Your God, will be my God!”
was her key to redemption.


For she chose God,
turning from all her past.
And He blessed her,
with a legacy that will last.


For Ruth met Boaz,
and she became his wife.
And God blessed them,
as they led a Godly life.

The story of Ruth was my focus today because like many of us, she was broken. She was a young widow. She lived with her mother-in-law, Naomi, who was also broken after losing her husband and 2 sons. Now, Ruth could have gone back to her family with all of their idols. But she chose to stay with Naomi, who was a woman of God. She chose God. She chose righteousness. She went to a foreign land and started all over again. Then God blessed her. He brought her a husband, Boaz. Then blessed them with a son, Obed. Their son later had Jesse who then later had David. David became King and God blessed this entire lineage as He chose to have His own Son born through King David’s family.

The purpose of my story today is that there are many people out there today who have a choice. After a divorce or breakup, many chose the path of partying and bars and dating various people to find their next spouse. Others turn to God in their brokenness as Ruth did to wait on His blessings and allow Him to orchestrate their lives.


This is just something to think about. Which path did you chose in your brokenness??? It’s never too late to turn to God and let Him guide your path. He is always waiting with open arms for all of us and has our futures all planned out if we let Him.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

See More: http://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/broken-redemption-is-available/

Daily Digest: Faith 3


fight-the-good-fight-of-faith

The only fight we are allowed to fight is the good fight of FAITH. Are you fighting it? Are you renouncing all negativity and believing the WORD OF GOD, which is truth and CANNOT lie. Which will not go back to him void but fulfill its promise in your life.

ARE YOU FIGHTING THE RIGHT FIGHT?

ARISE!!!

REMINDER: Remember to pray for our brothers and sisters. Especially those in the middle east.

 

Pillow Talk: Do You Struggle……?


Do you struggle with prayer?  So do I… I am a prayer wimp, but a recovering prayer wimp. Not where I long to be, but nor am I where I was. 

We aren’t the first to struggle. The sign-up sheet for Prayer 101 contains some familiar names: the apostles John, James, Andrew, and Peter. When one of Jesus’ disciples requested, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), none of the others objected. No one walked away saying, “Hey, I have prayer figured out.”

The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance. In fact, the only tutorial they ever requested was on prayer.

They could have asked for instructions on many topics: bread multiplying, speech making, storm stilling. Jesus raised people from the dead. But a “How to Vacate the Cemetery” seminar? His followers never called for one. But they did want Him to do this: “Lord, teach us to pray.”

Might their interest have had something to do with the jaw-dropping, eye-popping promises Jesus attached to prayer?

Ask and it will be given to you. – Matthew 7:7

If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer. – Matthew 21:22

Jesus never attached such power to other endeavors. “Plan and it will be given to you.” “You will get anything you work for.” Those words are not in the Bible. But these are –

If you remain in Me and follow My teachings, you can ask anything you want, and it will be given to you. – John 15:7

Jesus gave stunning prayer promises. And He set a compelling prayer example.

Jesus prayed before he ate. He prayed for children. He prayed for the sick. He prayed with thanks. He prayed with tears. He had made the planets and shaped the stars, yet He prayed. He is the Lord of angels and Commander of heavenly hosts, yet He prayed. He is coequal with God, the exact representation of the Holy One, and yet He devoted himself to prayer. He prayed in the desert, cemetery, and garden.

Jesus gave stunning prayer promises.

He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. – Mark 1:35

This dialogue must have been common among His friends:

“Has anyone seen Jesus?”

“Oh, you know. He’s up to the same thing.”

“Praying again?

“Yep. He’s been gone since sunrise.”

Jesus would even disappear for an entire night of prayer. I’m thinking of one occasion in particular. He’d just experienced one of the most stressful days of His ministry. The day began with the news of the death of His relative John the Baptist. Jesus sought to retreat with His disciples, yet a throng of thousands followed Him.

Though grief-stricken, He spent the day teaching and healing people. When it was discovered that the host of people had no food to eat, Jesus multiplied bread out of a basket and fed the entire multitude. In the span of a few hours, He battled sorrow, stress, demands, and needs. He deserved a good night’s rest. Yet when evening finally came, He told the crowd to leave and the disciples to board their boat, and

He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. – Mark 6:46

Apparently it was the correct choice. A storm exploded over the Sea of Galilee, leaving the disciples

…in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. – Matthew 14:24-25

Jesus ascended the mountain depleted. He reappeared invigorated. When He reached the water, He never broke His stride. You’d have thought the water was a park lawn and the storm a spring breeze.

Do you think the disciples made the prayer–power connection? “Lord, teach us to pray like that. Teach us to find strength in prayer. To banish fear in prayer. To defy storms in prayer. To come off the mountain of prayer with the authority of a prince.”

What about you? The disciples faced angry waves and a watery grave. You face angry clients, a turbulent economy, raging seas of stress and sorrow.

“Lord,” we still request, “teach us to pray.”

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer (Luke 11:1-4).

Could you use the same? It seems to me that the prayers of the Bible can be distilled into one. The result is a simple, easy-to-remember, pocket-size prayer:

Father, You are good.

I need help. Heal me and forgive me.

They need help.

Thank You.

In Jesus’ Name, amen.

The Pocket Prayer

Let this prayer punctuate your day. As you begin your morning, Father, you are good. As you commute to work or walk the hallways at school, I need help. As you wait in the grocery line, They need help.

Keep this prayer in your pocket as you pass through the day.

Prayer, for most of us, is not a matter of a month-long retreat or even an hour of meditation. Prayer is conversation with God while driving to work or awaiting an appointment or before interacting with a client. Prayer can be the internal voice that directs the external action.

This much is sure: God will teach you to pray.

Excerpted from Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer