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The Wilderness

I stared at the calendar in disbelief It had been exactly three years to the day since I was laid off. I had originally seen my layoff as a chance to make a new start, but after three years, not much had changed.
I felt like I was traveling across a vast desert without a GPS. Each night the wind would erase my trail of footprints and by morning, I would lose my bearings. With each restart I would become less and less sure of where I was and where I was going.

Then I read Luke 4:1-2, and there were several concepts that I could not reconcile with my previous assumptions about God.

Jesus was full of the Spirit, yet God still led Him into the wilderness. I’ve often found myself believing that as long as I did my part, I could count on God to do His. With that mindset, “good deeds” were actually premiums for a cosmic insurance policy. How could someone be full of the Spirit and still find themselves in the wilderness?
Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit, yet He was tempted. Most of my mechanisms for dealing with temptation were designed to keep me close to God. That, I thought, would force Satan to stay away. Jesus lived a sinless life, yet still faced temptations.
God was the one who brought Jesus to the wilderness. How could a loving Father take the hand of His trusting, innocent Son and deliberately lead Him into the wilderness to face temptation?
Many of our assumptions about God have more to do with who we want Him to be, than who He actually is. Sometimes, it is our false assumptions that actually prevent us from moving forward. If you find yourself lost in the wilderness like me after I lost my job, remember to hold on to what we know is true from God’s word. God promised to “never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Trust His Word. Lean on Him. No matter what your situation is, you are not alone.

Have you faced any wilderness experiences in your life? If so, did you learn anything about God in the process? Are there any Scriptures that were meaningful to you at the time?

Posted in Vices of the devil


I have always heard of People being busy doing nothing and I had thought it was just a vain phrase. Dear reader, it is actually possible to be busy while you do nothing.

I pray for forgiveness from God and you my beloved reader for absconding from the duty to write the mind of God through me out to you, believe me, its one of those things. The devil is a mastercraftsman at ceasing the slightest opportunity. A second of insensitivity is enough chance for him to take. He exchanges a vision at the slightest chance to Challenges.

Challenges come in diverse ways to arrest our spirit. Imagine someone being arrested for an offence he is wrongly accused of and there seem to be no way out for him. 

Yes, call the Lawyer! That’s Jesus’ role for our soul. Call on Jesus’ the greatest advocate. Pray

Prayer is necessary for peace, strength, and power… it remains true for believers. 
How do you begin each day? How much time in the morning do you dedicate to thanking God and surrendering your day and challenges to Him?  Will you rather continue to give the Devil chance in your life to waste Your devotion,Your time, money, and energy on try to solve it your way? 

Father God, You are the God who loves us with an everlasting love, and You long to have an intimate relationship with us. Forgive me, Lord, for lacking faith, for being undisciplined, for failing to place my communication with You as the highest priority in my life. Give me a renewed Spirit and reignite the desire within me to share everything with You. Help me see every challenge as a call to draw nearer to you.Thank You, Lord, for being available and accessible for me to come to You at any time, at any place, for any reason. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Posted in The word of hope

God has thoughts for you

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts  are not your thoughts, neither  are your  ways my ways, saith the Lord.

Jer 29:11 For I know the  thoughts that I think toward you, saith the  Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to  give you an expected end.

Studying Mark 10, my heart is open to a knowledge that the ways of God differs from we mortals’. There are times we see impossibility, and try so hard to find alternative means. Worrying and doubtful of what to expect.
God works in mysterious ways, there are several testimonies on seemingly impossible situations made POSSIBLE with God with diverse methods.

His word says “My thought towards you are for good and not of evil that you might have the expected end”. Brethren do not be weighed down by that problem, you have thought its impossible, yes it is with you, but with God it is Possible. You are allowed to expect, please expect joyful solution but don’t worry about how it will come. Leave the process to God.

I apply it to my issues every time and I have no regret I do, at the end I thank God for giving me grace to be Patient as I expect him to do the work. Try it, trust God, be patient as you expect the result of being on God’s side. Halleluyah.

Posted in The word of hope


Choosing is deciding among options and acting on the choice. God made man in his own image and gave him freewill. God gives us the freedom to make choices. In giving us that freedom, He is not going to keep us from using it however we want to. He will never force us against our wills to go in the directions He wants us to go. God gave us the freedom to choose between right and wrong, and if this world seems deeply troubled, it’s because we humans keep making bad choices. God made it clear to the Man and woman not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, the the Serpent came and deceived them, they Chosed to believe the Serpent, sin then came to stay and Man continually made bad choices.
Throughout the Bible, it is clear that people have choice:

– If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. (Josh. 24:15)
– Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. (Prov. 8:10-11)
– Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. (John 7:17)

Giving us free will was risky on God’s part because we have a tendency to misuse it. People have made such horrible moral choices that there was a time in human history when God was sorry He made us. “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled” (Gen. 6:5-6). That’s how big a risk God took in giving us free will: that we would so grossly misuse it that He would regret having put us here.

God can’t be any clearer that He created us with free will and that we can use it however we want, even to our own demise. One of author Jim Butcher’s stories contains this insight: “God isn’t about making good things happen to you, or bad things happen to you. He’s all about you making choices—exercising the gift of free will.”

Understanding these six aspects of God’s sovereignty can help calm our fears, anxieties, and worries about life on this planet, especially when evil seems to be triumphing over good and we suffer in ways that are undeserved.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for my life and for the gift of freewill, It confirms I am a child and not a Slave. I need you to make right choices in life. Jehovah correct my wrong choices. Thank you for everything. Amen

Posted in Call to actions

Prayer wins

The most troubling things in your life—things you perceive with your five physical senses—are not your real issue. Everything that occurs in the visible, physical world is directly connected to the wrestling match being waged in the invisible, spiritual world. Your real enemy—the devil—wants you to ignore the spiritual reality behind the physical one. Because as long as you’re focused on what you can see with your physical eyes, he can continue to run rampant underneath the surface. The more you disregard him, the more damage he is free to do. The enemy may be invisible, but he is not fictional. He is very real, and very persistent, waging war against us constantly. 
Being a believer doesn’t give you immunity from the assaults of the enemy, but it does give you access to the power of the Father—His power to defend you as well as reverse what’s been done to you. If you want to win the fight—if you want to join me in flipping the script, pinning down the enemy, and crippling his impact in your life—the key is realizing you’re connected to more spiritual brawn than is coming against you.
Paul wrote Ephesians not only to draw attention to the spiritual battle that exists in the invisible, unseen realm, but largely for the purpose of unveiling the strength inherent in every person who is in relationship with God through Christ. In Ephesians, Paul highlights one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of our spiritual armor: prayer.
Paul deemed prayer so critical in gaining victory over Satan’s power in our lives that, as one scholar observed, “Ephesians has proportionately more than 55% as many verses directly related to prayer” as Romans, Paul’s longest letter.1 He even burst right out praying several times while he was writing. And when he prays … man, is he strategic, being sure to tell his readers exactly what he is praying for. He knew prayer was able to change the trajectory of their whole lives. Victory in spiritual warfare is inseparable from prayer. Read Ephesians 1:18-21 and 3:14-19. Of all of the things Paul prays, which do you most need to ask of God today?

Source: Bible youversion.

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Living by Faith

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are  compassed about with so great a cloud of  witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,  and the sin which doth so easily beset us,  and let us run with patience the race that  is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the  author and finisher of our faith; who for  the joy that was set before him endured  the cross, despising the shame, and is set  down at the right hand of the throne of  God.

With so many examples in the Bible of how God desires to bless our life, we can be confident that if we do life his way, success will be part of our story.

Maybe that’s why it’s easy to become confused and frustrated when things don’t turn out the way we think they should.
As you live out God’s purpose for your life, there will be times when things go great and times when things don’t. What matters most to your Heavenly Father is that you trust him enough to do what he says. 
Hebrews, chapter 11 is often called ‘The Hall of Faith.’ I see it more as the ‘Just Don’t Quit’ chapter in the Bible. Many are called by name while others aren’t, but what they all have in common are these two words, ‘by faith.’ Due to their unwavering confidence in God, and their undying commitment to living out his purpose for their life, they stayed true to the path God led them down.
They lived ‘by faith’ because they had their sights set on things that only God could give. Ultimately, they had their gaze set on eternity.
Faith takes action by doing what God says to do because we trust that he’ll come through. 

The Bible is very clear that there’s nothing we can do to earn God’s love because it’s free. There is, however, something we can do to please him, and that’s to live by faith. God takes pleasure in the faith of his children. He loves it when we choose to trust him and then try and do something that might give him glory. 

Living by faith doesn’t promise prosperity and promotion in this life, but it does guarantee victory; victory over fear and doubt, shame, regret, purposeless living, and hopelessness. 
Living by faith positions us for miracles, enables us to defy the odds, turns our weakness into strength, and creates conquerors out of everyday, average people like you and me. 
Consider This: What might God be telling you to do that you’ve left undone? Step out in faith. Trust him and watch him come through.

Source: Now what? Reading plan, youversion Bible

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Make a turn

John 3:17 For God sent not  his Son into the world to condemn the  world; but that the world through him  might be saved.
The things that scare people away from the presence of God are the guilt of sin and condemnation. When we carry these loads of guilt, the devil use them as  weapons to lure us into sin and we tend to write ourselves off the presence of God, hence, gradually backsliding. But The Spirit of God has placed it in my heart to tell you that God does not condemn you. 

Do you remember the story of the woman that was brought to Jesus to be condemned for adultery? She wasn’t condemned, rather she was given another chance. Because God doesn’t want the death of a sinner.
Through my experiences in life, God has taught me that He  is the all-knowing God, but He needs my confession to save me. Times when I displayed weakness,  He strenghten Me. So whatever I do or wherever I go wrong, I know He knows and I just go to him sobered because he alone can save me.
Therefore Beloved, God loves us . He does not delight in our sinful nature, He made a way out of it through the only Saviour which is Jesus Christ. He is our Reconciliator.Therefore, Do not neglect this offer to a life of eternal peace and Joy, Come to Him and He will set you free from the guilt of sin and condemnation. 
As it was said in the Bible that the wages of sin is death, although we sin yet we live because there’s another chance which we might not have in the next minute. Reconcile with your creator and you will live again.
Prayer: Jehovah, thank you for sending your son to reconcile me with you, I need you in my life, forgive me all my iniquities, take this guilt away from me and set me free. And as I fellowship with you continually, guide my path. Amen.