“Arise shine…”

Arise, shine; For your light has come!And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1 NKJV

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Welcome everyone! And welcome the new month of June 2020👏

We give praise and glory to God the giver of life, our Healer, our Comforter, our restorer, our strong tower and refuge at all times and especially as we transition out of Covid-19 pandemic! Glory to God!

A brand new month is here with even greater opportunities to live out what God has purposed for us.

Yesterday, the Church celebrated ‘Pentecost’ Sunday. Praise God His Spirit is in us!

Like some of you, I have been seeking God, praying, watching, listening… and witnessing what God is doing in the lives of His Christian leaders and in governments both locally and nationwide. In my own corner, I’ve been actively promoting peace in my family, friends and others in obedience to what God’s call and purpose is for me. During the lockdown time, I see my seeds of prayers that need watering. I see some positive movements and for some seeds, God seems to withhold the rain on my seeds… But I keep going, praying over them and doing what I’m supposed to do to make this happen. Not that God is not willing to answer my prayers, His timing is not ours. He wakes me up in the early hours of the morning to lift up my prayers, some I pray willingly, some I’m reluctant and need faith…so with tears of intercession I trust Him that His grace is sufficient for me when I’m weak He is strong.

I see the mightiness of God in some of his children thriving and functioning in their giftings and calling in God. I see our God shifting environments, displacing and replacing… as we pray at a new level where, as individuals, we can understand our place to pray and “to call call those things that do not exist as though they did” (Romans 4:17). We are being emboldened by His Spirit in us to use the authority we have in Christ, to encourage, comfort, heal as we pray shine His light in the darkness through prayers and intercession. (“Arise shine” -Isaiah 60). Breakthroughs are happening, let’s admit it, God is in it all. No man will ever be able to do what God does! He has given each one of us our seasons in life…

Let’s pray,

Heavenly Father, thank you for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives! Help us to learn and understand more about it so we can be fruitful and more effective in our lives as we serve you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

God bless and be encouraged!

“He is always with me”

Where shall I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there!
If I rise on the wings of the dawn
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me,
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
~PSALM 139: 7 – 12 NIV

God is always with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you!

Be encouraged my friends!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are always with me during the good times and the bad times. It is impossible for me to escape Your presence because you are always with me. When I think that you’re such a loving God, who knows me so personally, I am overwhelmed by your presence.
Thank you, In Jesus Name.

“God is with You”

Mother’s Day – 10.05.2020

Praying for you my friends as you celebrate this Mothers Day 10th May 2020!

Despite these uncertain times we are living in, we know that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. We can hold on to God’s promises.

God is Sovereign in His authority to bring good out of every crisis we go through in life. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

God is thinking of you, “How precious also are your thoughts to me O, God! How great is the sum of them.” (Psalm 139:17) WOW! that is God speaking to you!

God knows you by name – “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1). That powerful promise confirms that God knows your name!

God will use times of darkness and emptiness to reveal to you who He is – “God has marked out appointed times in history… (eg Corona Virus) so that people would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him though He is not far from anyone of us.” (Acts 17:27) So reach out! You are not alone!

He will use others to bring you comfort and hope. “Come to me all who are weary and burdened. And I will give you rest.” (Matthew 7:28).

I will leave you with this Scripture that pretty much sums up the heart of this encouragement:

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future nor any powers. Neither height future nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35,37-39)

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” In Jesus Name, Amen.

Love and blessings

The Power Of Inspiration

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” ~John 4:10

I love the story of ‘The woman at the well’ (John 4:1-26) because Jesus showed that his mission was to all people not just the Jews.

Jesus came to a city of Samaria, which is called Sycha…Jacob’s well was there. Being wearied from his journey, Jesus sat by the well and a woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” The woman was shocked and asked why Jesus a Jew was asking her for water because the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.5-10)

During this lengthy conversation, we find out that the woman knows the history of her people and mentioned her ties to Jacob. But Jesus went past her head knowledge and beliefs and went straight into her soul, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked Him He would have given you living water.” (v.10) The woman was shocked when Jesus revealed to her about her five husbands and that the one she was living with was not her husband. The woman knew then that this was no ordinary man!

As the world faces uncertain times, I believe this story resonates with a lot of people who are facing the devastating effect of losing their dreams, jobs, business closing, careers, death of loved ones, financial losses, sickness and more. It’s a scary place to be!

The question is, What well are you drinking from? The Samaritan woman was at a very low point in her life and there she was, sneaking to the well to get water at a hot time of the-day to avoid being scorned and ridiculed by the other women in the village.

When Jesus offered her living water, she took Him at his word and said to him, “Sir, give me this water that I may not thirst nor come here to draw.” (v.15). Her sins, brokenness and sadness were washed in the living water. This was the day that changed the woman’s life forever!

Jesus had that natural ability to take what was in Him and share it with the woman heart to heart. That is truly inspirational!

At the end of this story, John tells us that “many Samaritans believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony and, “…many more believed because of Jesus’ own word.”

Jesus waits at the well…”

Prayer:

“O God, you are my God; early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” ~Psalm 63:1

In Jesus Name, Amen

God bless you!