Elevation


Sometimes we can see, feel or taste the end result of prominent or impacting situations we encounter. However, the depth of these feelings is usually led by our perception of what the outcome should be. That is why many a times when things get tough, we give up, question God and sometimes even blaspheme his name. We have become a people who got accustom to retrieving things we desire at the snap of a finger,  in our fast pace world and due to this, we are now trying to apply this said principle to God’s hands. The entralling fact is, we cannot move His hands like we may be able to manipulate everything else around us. This culminates to a hard fall for many. “Doesn’t God love me? Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I live right! And I am STILL here”!

Please be thoroughly informed that you will continue to be “there” until God is ready to elevate you. After being taught for a semester, we are placed under a situation that is sometimes grueling for many called examination. During this time, the lecturer will not speak but gaze at us with intensity as we try to recall and apply what we would have learnt. As the cliche statement says, “It’s not that the teacher is not there. He is silent in the test”. This principle can also be applied to God. In that, before elevation, one must be examined. If the test is passed, automatically we will move up the ranks and in contrast, should we fail, unfortunately (or fortunately) we will have to rewrite the examination.

Either way, it will not be easy because our character will be proven through either process (elevation or repeating the exam). The higher we go or the more we grow the greater the test. That’s why we are mandated by God to be STILL and know that he is God (allowing him to take us through each step). Once we know the word and can apply it to all situations, it will in the end work for us. The word of God cannot lie. It is the one thing we can call truth. There is no obscurity in the word and it will do just what it was set out to do. In my humble opinion, if things in life were acquired easily, we would not be appreciative of them when they are received. Our appreciation for God would also be increased when we are going through the elevation process. Because it is in this, we will be able to say, if it had not been for the Lord on my side where will I be?  

Listen my dear friend, do not despise your mountains or valleys but in everything give thanks because all things do work together for the good to them that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. Understand that the latter will be greater but we must sow before we can reap. Don’t spend time wallowing in sorrow but spend time in the word, praying and fasting. Seek first the Kingdom of God and it’s righteousness and all things shall be added unto you. Be still and know that he is GOD. He will never leave or forsake you. To be elevated, one must be disintegrated and then regenerated. Keep your head up for the best is yet to come.

We Stop The Flow


THIS IS A WARNING!

Many of us are praying for something, some of which are MIRACLES (emphasis added). Please note that our prayers will NOT be answered and the blessings will NOT FLOW, if we are carrying unforgiveness in our hearts. These are not my words but the word of the Lord. 

If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. –Psalms 66:18 

So please, let it go. Rid yourself of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and the likes, for its only then God will answer your prayer. His word cannt lie, so maybe your results is taking long because you are harbouring unforgiveness. Repent and ask again. Watch God bring it to pass

ARISE!

Daily Digest: The Life


An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth. This is the theory many of us live by. We keep thoughts of wicked done to us and plan our revenge with intent of more severe damage than we may have gone through. 

We often forget that vengeance belongs to God. When evil is repaid,  we become just as the persons who would have done it. Sometimes maybe worst. This often happens because we think of ourselves more highly than others. We are to (even in turmoil), love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Not love yourself and “care” a little or not at all about others.

God is looking and waiting to create a people of a renewed mind. A mind and heart that is just like him. Overlooking faults and seeing needs. If God is suppose to treat us the way we treat people, our lives would be miserable. 

Therefore, let us learn to forgive and share the heart of Christ with all men (human beings), for this is one of the wills of God concerning us. 

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 NKJV

Prayer: Father I thank you for ministering to my heart by your Holy Spirit. Forgive me for harbouring hurt and unkind acts done to me. I forgive all persons associated with these thoughts and remove resentment from my life. Thank you for washing me in your blood, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

ARISE!!

How I Was Made


Hello wordpress family? Hope you all have been doing great. Its been a while since I came to this place where I find freedom in self-expression. I guess you can say, it was another hiatus for another major lesson or learning of lessonS in my life.

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If some of you may recall, in times past I wrote about overcoming certain challenges. One of which I did say was thoroughly dealt with, only to realize I was at it again. This was the struggle of self image. As for anyone going through a process, I was faced with  “cursing” those demons at random occasions. For a while, all things went well and then it reared its heads again. It wasn’t something I battled with often as until recently. For some weird reason, a lot of the things I thought was dead was brought back to life. For which I take responsibility because that could have only happened if they were fed.

However, I thank God for his word. The word which always and I mean always comes to my (or anyone else in need) aid. As I walked through the busy wet streets of our nations capital, I began to speak to myself (internally that is). My thoughts made me chuckle a bit. You see, I realized that my torment came because of the image I had in my head. For some it may be strange but I am quite sure there will be those who understand. Let me explain.

I am 6″1′ and as was recently described, of an athletic built. My body is more on the lean side but in my head I wanted some thickness but not too much. So I saw my body as “slick”. That’s slim and thick….lol. That however proved to be utter madness because when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see what I had in my head. 😂😂 I just have to laugh but it’s not funny at all.

This kind of thing in the life of a Christian person is no laughing matter. This is exactly what the enemy wants and how he wins in the war of the mind. The word of God says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Everything God made was good and that includes me. I was and I AM good. With my mind on these frivolous matters, how could I have an effective prayer life (emphasis added) or life in general. Yes I prayed, read and communed with God and saw his hand at work in my life. But the true effectiveness ( higher level) of the Christian walk as well as freely progressing in life, could not  have been experienced in a mind that is not sound. A mind that is totally against God’s word. For his word said he gave me a SOUND MIND. My mind however was not sound and that kind of mind keeps one stagnated.

As I made my way back to my place of work, I began to smile because there and then, as I saw my reflection in one of the glass buildings, I said ” This is who I am. This is how I was made. Therefore I will take care of THIS (tall, strong athletic) temple”. It felt good to know that I knew who I was. Or rather to reaffirm it.

There can only be one me and I must fully endorse who I am and who God created me to be. Don’t turn a blind eye to your unique beauty snd strength. Tap into it and walk out in your authentic being. Let the mind of Christ be in you and face the world with confidence, for “faith is confidence” – Joyce Meyer

– Candace Cujoe

Daily Digest: The Source of Abundant Joy


ROM 8:37 KJV – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

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Paul was speaking here of the things that might seem likely to separate a saint from the love of God. But the remarkable thing is that nothing can come between the love of God and a saint. The things Paul mentioned in this passage can and do disrupt the close fellowship of our soul with God and separate our natural life from Him. But none of them is able to come between the love of God and the soul of a saint on the spiritual level. The underlying foundation of the Christian faith is the undeserved, limitless miracle of the love of God that was exhibited on the Cross of Calvary; a love that is not earned and can never be. Paul said this is the reason that in all these things we are more than conquerors. We are super-victors with a joy that comes from experiencing the very things which look as if they are going to overwhelm us.

Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. Let’s apply that to our own circumstances. The things we try to avoid and fight against, “tribulation, suffering, and persecution” are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. We are more than conquerors through Him in all these things; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it. Paul said, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation (2 Corinthians 7:4).

The undiminished radiance, which is the result of abundant joy, is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can change. And the experiences of life, whether they are everyday events or terrifying ones, are powerless to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39).

Prayer
Lord, I praise You for the joy of my life here. for the love family and friends. For the favors of the Holy Spirit. What a wonder of joy and radiant blessing this place has been! Thank you Lord.

– My Utmost for His Highest.

Necessary Things


Heartaches and pains are sometimes the hardest things to go through and according to the intensity of the pain, the feeling of giving up follows but how funny it is, that these things are necessary.

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As I sat and thought about an incident which occurred that hurt me badly, I initially thought the persons involved to hate me and I began to build a resentment in my heart. The Holy Spirit however intervened and set some things straight, in that God reminded who he said I was. Part of a royal priesthood, a chosen generation and a peculiar people. So then what people said didn’t matter. As he ministered to my spirit, things got clearer. He revealed the relevance of these (not so nice) occurrences. The wrong perceptions of who I am, which causes strange talks were necessary. Not just to build my character but to show off who God is. How? When he begins to show forth in my life, the same people who opened their mouth to say strange things will have to “praise” me.  Who said purpose came with an easy pathway? To me that’s the roughest road one can tarry but the rough is most necessary.

The bad talking, the backbiting, the wrong judging, the ill treating. Very hard right? …… But very necessary. I can assure you when the glory of God is revealed in your life, you too will look back at those things and say thank you Jesus for the processes. For the burning, the squeezing, the pruning for it was meant to build me into this golden vessel of honour. Don’t allow hurt to tamper with purpose. Let the necessary take its course. It is your mandate to focus on the things God has called you to do. I know, I know……. It is easier said than done but it can be done when your focus is directly on God and his word. It takes training for the mind but meditate on things above and not under. There you will see how easy it becomes as you fight off the negativity with the word of God.

Again, do not let hurts stop purpose. Focus on who God says you are, for mans words will fall by the way side but the word of God will prevail. ALWAYS.

ARISE!!!

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Reminded To Remind You


What a day I had. It started off slow and almost in the dumps. Unfortunately I can’t identify what was the cause for me feeling down but the feeling was quite intense. To make matters worst, today was not a people day. Not that I wanted it to be so but it automatically came with the “down package”, sadly making me feel worst. Worship service (church) was good and so was the sermon but to my surprise it did not do much. The feeling of joy was still being battled to stay away from me and this struggled annoyed me. On my return home, I laid still on my bed and tried not to nurse the feeling by listening to a sermon on deliverance. It is in this, I was reminded that the enemy came to kill, steal and destroy. You may think but that’s basic. It doesn’t need a reminder but most times we forget the basics when faced with tests.

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I recently started seeking God for more of him. My hearts desire is to really understand who God is, since I believe this knowledge would bring a greater form of worship from within but in doing so I was asking for trouble. The enemy was not going to give me a rest and today the attack intensified. After leading worship yesterday at a praise-a-thon and receiving a word to move forward, he decided to unleash on me today. He began to feed my mind with all sorts of negative thoughts and caused me to see things which probably was not there. He tried to break my spirit, which would either cause me to remain stagnant or fall backwards but then came the word of power, “GREATER IS HE THAT LIVES IN ME THAN HE THAT LIVES IN THE WORLD “.

Now this word would mean nothing if I didn’t believe it. I allowed that word to saturate my mind as I prayed and pleaded the blood of Jesus. Just as the feeling, my prayer had to be intense because the feeling was not just going to leave and so, after much perseverance it was gone. People I now remind you that enemy is real. Many believe its a hoax and its a matter of negative and positive forces but these same people when placed in a tight position, commits suicide or bring harm to their bodies. Why would not the positive forces stop them? Because it cannot but Jesus can heal the broken hearted. He can fix all situations; he is all powerful and holds each persons life in his hands. The same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead would reside in you, once you accept him as Lord and savior of your life. No dark entity would be able to consume you, if you use the authority given to us by God in Luke 10:19.

I know it may not be easy at times. The different level of testing brings different levels of pain but God. Be reminded that he is right there fighting for you and will not allow you to go through more than you can bear. There is always something I remind myself of and that is, if I am going through something “difficult”, the fact that Jesus said we will not get more than we can bear, means that I am a strong person. If he did not think it possible for me to handle, he would not have allowed it to past my way. Same goes for you. So be encouraged and reminded that you are an over-comer because you serve the one true and living God, Jesus Christ. In him there is life and peace.

I speak peace into your life today in the name of Jesus. May all the things that are out of order, in your mind, body and soul come into order in Jesus name. Be set free in Jesus name. Amen.

ARISE!!!

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