Friday, September 30, 2016

Faith Impacting Message

Hebrews 11:1   What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

When Ps. Rachel asked us to pray and ask God for breakthroughs etc. I told God I have too many to ask for and don't know which to ask first. I told Him I leave every one of it all to Him,He knows me better than I know me anyway. 

Two days later, I came across an email subscription n it says free e-book with the title Things Not Seen. I clicked and download without giving it a single thought. And I began to read the chapters,it's stories were full of Bible men and women who had gone through faith testing trials as well as their faith-journeying through problems to discover more about themselves.

I felt so encouraged and I believe God is answering my prayers through the ebook. The many breakthroughs that I am believing God for and issues that awaits God's interventions seems lighter as my mind began to shift, a shift to a better right believing, to trust God's ways and time. The more I read, mentally I became clearer. There was a shift in my mind and I believe that's what God is asking me to have before I experience the specific miracles from Him.

It's not a miracle testimony per se, but am just sharing the start of it,and how God is faithful to show signs just to encourage my faith journey. Sometimes along the way,we get negative influences and remarks that makes us feel difficult to stay on course of believing in a miracle.

Waiting for miracles are never easy and sometimes can be pushed aside. It was just funny to me that how I complained that I have so many that I want Him to do for me,n then the many stories I now read has so many faith impacting lessons to hold on to. God's sense of humour and His witty reply does tickled me. Let me share with you the link to this book

Things Not Seen by Jon Bloom

Days later after reading it, my friend asked me to help out with projector for a meeting. Prophet Ps. Abhishek was preaching about faith and later when he prayed for me at the end of the message, I received further confirmation on what He was speaking to me before and many other things. Thanks to my friend who encouraged the prayer although I was not so keen.

Thank God for His Word.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Prayer

Lord, let Your desires be my desires,
That I will be excited to fulfill those desires,
Let my feet walk in the path you have set for me,
Never let me be at ease with the things that is not from you,
So that I can always make the right call to obey,
Teach me to forgive myself for the things that I should have done,
That there is always Your grace to bring me through,
To allow you to be the strength of my heart,
To learn to do things better, to accept what I'm not able to change,
And allow You to show me Your heart's intent for my life,
I give you all of me, may I be humble to Your word.
May my ears be in tuned to hear Your voice.
Your will be done.
In Jesus Name Amen!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time of Faith

It was the first day of class for a new teacher and a new student at my studio, but I knew the area where my studio is will not have electricity. It was stated in the memo that it will be off from 
10am -7pm.
In my heart, I did pray that it would all end by 5pm, the time of the class. So I didn't cancel or postponed the time. I wanted to have their first class running smoothly. You could say it was a risk taken in the natural. And if the electricity doesn't come on in time, class will be canceled.

At 4.25, the teacher came early and texted me that there is still no electricity and asked if she should cancel, I said to give it some time till 4.40pm. Weirdly I knew the time given was 7pm but something inside me still didn't want to give up on the faith I had on the return of the electricity. I was in the car driving to another class at that point in time and I started to pray hard and I took authority that God has invested in me to command the electric back. For a moment I thought why would God grant me favor for this minuscule petition and then I stopped praying.

And so at 4.40 pm she texted that she's going to call the father of the student to cancel the class and I replied alright then. 4.45, I got a surprise text from the teacher that the electricity came back and she will have the class. My jaw dropped and with a huge relief I started to thank God for His timely intervention. I was and still am so grateful.

Never think that God doesn't care, He always does because it is His character and the Word doesn't lie. He wants us to ask His help but if He doesn't fulfill your prayers, there is always a reason because He knows best. I would always say this, we can only see the present time we are in, the next second, minute or hour, only God knows. Don't lose faith in Him. No eye has seen, no ear has heard what the Lord has prepared for those who loves Him.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Foreseen Storm

  Waze is my buddy map in checking for traffic jams and finding shortest routes but one day waze did not indicate that there was an over turned truck(accident) near the hilly road. I had to take an alternative route at that point to another winding, hilly road.

   Interestingly, it started to drizzle then heavy rain came. It was hard looking out through the windscreen as not only was it raining heavily , the wind was also blowing in pretty high velocity. That had me praying in tongues, praying that trees don't fall on me , rocks don't roll down on me, reckless cars don't bang on me and what nots.

   Halfway through, the rain stopped, but as I was passing by a resting place, there was a loud wind sound and I could see weird smoke-like stuff and the wind formed in a hazy circular manner. My mind was racing, " is this tsunami? " I definitely couldn't see any where I could escape to if it was. It was blurry but it didn't reach my car and I also drove faster. I saw ahead of me, dark clouds of rain and stormy like. 

The journey felt uncertain, I asked God " What is all this leading to?" 

God said " There is a storm coming, but I will be with you" 

I was thinking "What storm?" 

God showed me dark clouds that was ahead of me and it was raining there ,while I was driving in a clearer weather at that point. And as I approached nearer, it started to clear and became just a drizzle. 

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, a light for my pathway - Psalm 119:105
There are just some things that God doesn't reveal in one sitting but He telling me He will be with me will suffice for now or I will probably bug God about it. Life's storm come what may is nothing compared to Gods sovereignty. We just need to hold on to His promises, to His Rhema (spoken) word.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

God's Reminder

Our smartphones are usually our reminders nowadays and we put schedules into the calendars so that it can alert us when the appointment is near.
There's a day I arranged for a replacement class with my student for a Monday morning but I had forgotten to put it in my calendar. Her slot was typically Thursday. However, come Sunday, as I was having dinner with some friends, something bugged me and I kept asking myself and thinking out loud "What do I need to do tomorrow morning?" They practically laughed at me for asking myself that once every 15 minutes. That night I told God since you're not revealing anything to me then there must be no appointment whatsoever. There is no single inkling to that replacement at all. Gone from my mind.

Next morning, my student texted me to say she will be late for lesson. Then it dawned on me, I was suppose to teach this student that morning. Thankfully I had enough time to drive there for class. On my way there, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratefulness that God cared about this little things. He could have taught me a lesson not to be careless with my appointments. To be more organized with my work. If my student hadn't texted me about being a little late, she would end up waiting for a no-show teacher and that would definitely look bad on me.

I praised God in the car and tears started welling up my eyes and I was so deeply touched. It's like someone in your life took note of that little issue you been dealing with and came to your aid.  I'm just grateful that He cared about my forgetfulness. You must be thinking its not a big deal, but to me it is as I'm quite particular with time and schedule and to lose focus can be very frustrating.

God showed He truly cares about everything in our life. 

Matthew 10:29-31
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fail to the ground outside your Fathers care. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Joshua Media Ministries

Joshua Media Ministries website is a comprehensive portal that allows believers to understand and learn more about the depths of God's word.

The Apostle David E. Taylor used to be a gang leader and into drugs until he encountered Jesus Christ in a dream. At 17 years old, he was reformed from a thug life to a spirit-filled believer. And now God use him to deliver the gospel, anoint him with the gift of healing and all these you will be able to access to his ministry online. 

How to Pick the Right Church for your Family

Picking the right church for your family is not something to take lightly. With that said, however, finding the right church is more about finding one that aligns with your family’s belief and teachings. Because of this, you may need to visit several churches in your area until you find the right one, and the following information will help you do just that. 

Ask Questions
When visiting churches, ask as many questions as you feel necessary in order to determine their teachings. One way to do this is to ask for their doctrinal statement. This statement will list what the church believes, which can make it easier for those who are trying to find the right church for them. You should also find out what the church’s religious affiliation. This will make narrowing down the churches and finding the Gospel of the Kingdom easier.

Find out the History
One of the best ways to determine the type of church it is, is to find out how and when the church was founded. You should also find out who the leaders where in the past, as well as who is leading the ministry today. After all, you don’t want to be lead into the kingdom of God by someone who doesn’t live up to the standards you have set for yourself and your family.

Consider its Size
Some people are not comfortable with a large church and prefer a smaller, more intimate setting. While others love the idea of being a part of a massive church. Because of this, you should consider the size of the church before making a commitment to attend. You can easily find out how many members are in the congregation by simply asking. 

Remember that there is no perfect church and you shouldn’t waste your time trying to find one. Instead, look for a church that holds similar beliefs as you do in both their religious teachings and moral compass. If you want a more hands on church, choose one that devotes some of its time to charity and volunteer work. Finding a church that aligns more with what you want out of life will improve your chances of staying with that church while improving your overall enjoyment and fulfillment in life. Remember, there is nothing wrong with trying out a few different churches until you find the one that fits best for you and your family.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jesus's Reply

Murmurs of the heart goes unheard,
Or so you thought,
Worries of the mind misunderstood,
Or so you thought,
Actions of the soul goes unseen,
Or so you thought.

You are heard all the time,
Heaven's reply,
Every single strand of worry is understood,
Heaven's reply,
All that you do I have seen,
Jesus's reply
"I have taken care of everything".

By Grace Ann

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Patience Needed

Recently I've been thinking about what patience really mean. Since a lot of my friends find that I'm patient, I thought I probably am. As I delved deeper to moments of vexations toward a family member then thinking twice, I probably am not that patient or not anymore.

God says Love is patient.  To love is to have patient in other words, you can't have one without the other. When you learn to love someone,and it doesn't have to be romantically, you will have more of Gods viewpoint of the person. And you know how much God loves us.

Patience requires making a conscious effort to get to know the person better.  When you know the background, the character that makes the person then you will get less uptight when vexed. Understanding comes after knowledge subsequently the ability to act out patience comes after understanding.

Another reality check, there are some people who loves to argue no matter what and being patient is to walk away, or find the ground to agree to disagree. The more we study the character of Jesus, the more we will realize how learning to love a person can produce patience and self control. And there are times silence becomes an act of patience. Knowing when to be quiet and submitting the situation to the Father, allows Him to act on your behalf. The battle belongs to the Lord no matter how small the battle might be.

I see my God being so patient with me. Hearing my rants and complains, my disobedience but still He listens and slowly reveal the things I need to do over and over. The lessons from God comes in many different form, shapes and sizes I have to say but they are all covered with love. 

As I was reading through some of the verses about patience and about bearing with one another, one verse in particular stood out: 

Ephesians 4:2
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." 

The whole chapter is about unity of the body of Christ and striving to maintain peace. Imagine God stresses on being completely humble and gentle and with that includes patience.  In any family, church or work, unity is attainable when each one wants to strive to be humble, gentle and patient. Nowadays a lot of us do not allow the Grace of God to empower us with this virtue but rather we want to be outwardly looking, sounding, acting tough. What happen to thinking of others more highly than we ought? 

We all are a work in progress but let us work with God, so that we can walk in the manner worthy of the calling to which we have been called.

Colossions 3:13
" Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances that you may against one another . Forgive as the Lord forgave you"

Friday, January 1, 2016

Mambo No.5

I'm not sure how many of you know the song Mambo No.5. But that song has become an imprint in my spiritual diary. The song is catchy and a type of song dancers probably like to move to, well that was when I was 17. Dancing was my first love in music and I know temptation was strong to be in that crowd, like disco-ing, free styling. All along it has been performing kind for me,  routines and formation but freestyle dancing gives you no rules and lots of freedom.

That day came when I knew my curiousity would one day get to me, and all the while I was saying no to my good friends. I know God doesn't approve of us getting into that secular kind of things as it could lead to bad unforeseen circumstances.

One night, I agreed with my friends to go to a pub and dance, I heard the song Mambo no 5 came on and I thought this kind of song was a song I like to dance with. I did and before the song ended, I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to leave. I wasn't feeling comfortable even while dancing,not like how I was when dancing at home or with my friends in school. So I excused myself and called another friend to take me home. And from that day onwards, I never did disco ever again. Dancing isn't bad till it's been misuse or done at the wrong place.

God knows us better than we know ourselves and He intends only the best for us. I did not grow up with a lot boundaries. I'm free as a bird. Had I not known God in the early teens, a lot worse would have happened. 

I'm grateful for that whisper that came in the midst of the noise. The noise I thought would satisfy me. God lets me see the satisfaction in Him. With satisfaction, came security and discernment of the things around became clearer.