Is God Enough?

I sat in my room and I thought to myself:

“God, if I had xyz I would be satisfied. Moments after the Holy Spirit spoke and said: “Are you even content/ satisfied in your relationship with God?”

HUMBLED 😳

I have come to find that the contentment that humanity is longing after is TRULY found in God:

You may think how can someone I can’t see or touch fulfil me

Well, my answer to that question is:

If you spent enough time with God you would come to find that God is able to fulfil you

You are not immersing yourself in God, that 2 mins a day will not sustain you. You NEED to go deeper, you need to be progressing in your relationship with God and go beyond feasting off milk.

“Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.”-John‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭NET‬‬

Why are you in such a hurry to leave God when having quiet time with God?

You won’t even let him speak?

You are not even dwelling…just grasshopper vibes

DISCONTENTMENT LURKS WITHIN YOU BECAUSE THERE IS A LACK OF INTAMCY WITH GOD

We seek things in replacement of God and think these things will fulfil us

“But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”-Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NET‬‬

God will take care of everything, can you just give him your time!

You can pursue that man/ lady/ riches/ influence…but when it comes to God/the things of God you are tired?

You are seeking the things and not the creator of these things…

You cannot put an expectation/ or depend on the fleeting pleasures of this world – But you CAN put an expectation on God, and he will fulfil that expectation in accordance to HIS will for your life.

You can also depend on God for he will NEVER fail you or leave you‼️

But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.-Jeremiah 17:7

GOD IS ENOUGH and because you don’t BELIVE in this truth of him being enough, you are forming idols with the things of this world…


To build a connection with someone you NEED to spend time with them consistently:

What More God….

So my advice to you is GO DEEPER in God‼️

….

HOW?

Prayer

Worshipping

Journaling

Fasting

Reading Christian Books

Devotionals

Prayer walks

Watching sermons

Watching Christian YouTubers

Reading your Bible

Edifying Conversations With Friends About The Things Of God

Bible Study With Friends

Attending Church

Using Your God Given Gifts To Serve Others

Talking to God about EVERYTHING

Inviting God into EVERY area of your life

📌Ask God to reveal to you!


“You have not seen him, but you love him. You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,”-1 Peter‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NET‬‬

1 John 2:16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.



Until Next Time 🕊💕

When I Fix My Eyes On HIM

Waiting for change to come knowing the battle is won….

Have you ever experienced a wave of fear in the midst of joy. The fear formulates the words: “When is the next fall?” “How long will this joy last?” “This is too good to be true…”

Knowing the enemy’s voice and knowing God’s voice is important in this walk with God. The enemy is not for you and is always going to try to plant negative seeds in your mind. On the other hand God will always plant life giving seeds in your mind.

The enemy will make you question everything and God will give you will peace that transcends all understanding.


It is important to know who God is in your trying situation. God is:

Jehovah Rapha (The Lord Who Heals)- God’s will is not for you to be broken, God will heal you physically and emotionally.

Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)- God has not forsaken you, he is with you.

Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)-God will provide your NEEDS and sustain you.

Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)- God will hold your peace and give you a sound mind;

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.- 2 Timothy 1:7

And my favourite and what I know God to be in my life is;

El Roi- The God Who Sees: God sees you in your pain

So trust God in your trying situation and know that God is not blind to what you are facing. Your situation has not taken God by surprise, it may have taken you by surprise. However, God is omniscient (all knowing), He sees exactly what is happening to you every second of the day—good and bad. Your situation—your very life—is always before his eyes. Nothing escapes His divine notice or attention. So take heart and rest on these scriptures:

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.- 1 Peter 5:10

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.-James 1:12

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.- 1 Peter 1:7


Sometimes we can feel as if no one understands what we are going through, but can I remind you:

“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.]”-1 Peter‬ ‭5:8-9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

^Do not believe the lies of the enemy, you are not alone in what you are feeling. So reach out to those you can trust and share the burden and ask them to intercede on your behalf.

And remember Jesus sympathises with us: Jesus shows feelings of pity and sorrow for our misfortune. So run to Jesus with your wounded heart and encourage others to do the same; for he is exalted in his children’s weakness.

…Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9

Having read all this^ so far, would you cast your burdens unto God and surrender all your negative emotions unto God so he can help you

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/he-is-able-to-sympathize/%3famp


Anxiety is NOT of God…

The Holy Spirit had to check me about not feeding into anxiety, it went like this:

Can you just trust me

Can you stop crying

Instead of crying can you pray

Can you stop fearing the unknown and rest on the fact that I know your end and beginning and have plans to prosper you not harm you

I will hold your peace in the storm

I will perfect everything concerning you

Remember we are walking side by side I will never let you go

You need to stop looking at what is around you and look to me I will hold you peace

I will sustain you

I will help you

Is my arm too weak?

Have I ever failed you before? So what more now?

Is the joy of the Lord not your strength

What is there to fear?

Have you not been saying that perfect love casts out fear? Do you even have faith in the words you are speaking forth in prayer?

Lay it all at my feet and keep it moving

This sad girl is not what I have called you to be


LOOK AT THIS SCRIPTURE:

“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].”-Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

God is not asking much of you…

But for you to just fix your mind ON HIM and focus on HIM. By doing just that God will gladly give you his peace that transcends all understanding.

And by fixing your mind and focusing on God this shows that you TRUST GOD

So can I ask if you are looking to everyone, but God in your trying situation does that not show the state of your trust/ faith in God?


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God’s Waiting Room

I have a need so I take myself to God’s GP practice…

Those that wait alongside me in the waiting room numbers begin to flash on the board in neon orange lights

But my number is yet to appear before my eyes

Everyone is being seen to, but me…

I begin to feel as if God has forgotten me

Can I remind you to not look to others whose prayers have been answered before yours and become angry at God. God moves in everyone’s lives at different times and seasons. Someone’s prayer being answered before yours should even further encourage you, not turn you bitter. If them, what more you…


You may be feeling forgotten by God, but can I remind you;

Just because your case has not been dealt with by God does not mean God has not looked at your case. Often times God will not answer your prayer immediately. But know that when you present your case to God in prayer, he is aware and gets to work in your situation.

Take a flower seed for example, it is planted underground, you cannot see the process but eventually the flower blooms forth. Nothing is wasted in the waiting; the flower is getting its nutrients and growing.

Whilst you wait your endurance has the chance to grow “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”-James‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬


Have a Read Of this Story Concerning Daniel, in which an angel came to deliver Daniel a message:

“Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia.”-Daniel‬ ‭10:12-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“He replied, “Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come.”-Daniel‬ ‭10:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In this story we can see that God hears our prayers, but sometimes there can be a hindrance in the fruition of your prayer. This is why you must be persistent in prayer and not lose heart because your pray has not been answered just yet.

Take prayer as the making of a phone you need all the parts of the phone done well in order for the phone to function effectively. God will not give you a half answered prayer he will fulfil your prayer fully. You would not want a phone that does work well, so wait upon God and don’t take matters into your own hands. God will fulfil your prayer in accordance to his will for your life.

God can be trusted! He is a GOOD father and has plans to PROSPER YOU, not harm you (Jeremiah 29:11).

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.- Isaiah 40:31

As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.”- Romans 10:11

📌Be persistent in prayer and pray to God for his will to be done in your life – do not despise the period of waiting, so much is happening spiritually. Also, when you prayer is answered do not stop praying about the answered prayer. Pray that God will continue to watch over the prayer and that his hand will not depart from the answered prayer!


God is a God who sees (El Roi) , God sees you in your situation

There is a time and a season for everything. There is a time and season for certain prayers to come into fruition. Embrace the process, embrace the waiting; stop murmuring – be joyful in all situations. Your character is being shaped during this trying season, and you will look back and surely rejoice and then you can carry this story with you as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and YOU WILL REST UPON THE FACT THAT GOD IS CONSISTENT; if God has done it before he will surely do it again.

I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.- Psalm 13:6


God has NOT forgotten you -“So the Lord answers, “Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you.”-Isaiah‬ ‭49:15‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

Let the word of God be bigger than what you feel in this moment

Look at Hannah;

Hannah persevered not only physically, but emotionally as well. The Bible tells us God had closed her womb.

Her husband Elkanah had another wife, Peninnah, who in turn had several children. This meant that not only did Hannah live with the pain of infertility, but Peninnah taunted Hannah. Constantly. She flaunted her children in front of Hannah, continually reminding her that she could bear no children.

The situation was so bad, in fact, that Hannah would weep to the point where she couldn’t even eat.

This went on for years.

Not being able to have a child is difficult for any woman, but add to that the pain Peninnah inflicted, and her situation truly was unbearable.

The Bible says that Hannah’s husband tried to comfort her because he loved her dearly, but for Hannah, that wasn’t enough to take away her pain. Instead, in her distress, Hannah turned to the Lord

….

Hannah prayed fervently

And in the end her request was granted

What you can learn from Hannah’s story:

  • Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life– Philippians 4:6
  • God makes things beautiful in its time! Things will happen in accordance to God’s will and his timing for your life. Try not to be disheartened instead rejoice and pray for the joy of the Lord to strengthen you and see you through this time.

Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.- Nehemiah 8:10

Always be joyful.- 1 Thessalonians 5:16


Be encouraged🤍;

Never stop having communion with God because you have not received an answer to your prayer yet – in this walk with God you must preserve and rest upon the fact that irregardless of what is up against you, everything works together for good for those who LOVE God and are called according to his purpose (And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose-Romans 8:28).

And look at people in the Bible who hung on to their faith. Take Abraham for example: Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hopingbelieving that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!”- Romans 4:18

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.-Isaiah 41:10


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Learning To Walk Again|#5 days of transparency with Gracefully Moulded (Day5;Final day🤍)

The final day of the series 🥺 (this blog post should have come out earlier 😳, but I wanted to ensure I was walking and believed in what I was writing/led to write).

Disclaimer just before writing this blog post I was beginning to feel a wave of negative emotions try to overwhelm me, and attempt to take home in my mind. Then I remembered the importance of walking not merely reading but being a doer of the word of God.

James 1:22 But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].

James 1:23-24 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror. And, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.


“And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease.- Mark‬ ‭5:34‬ ‭AMPC

‬‬When you have identified with pain for so long and now entered deliverance, it can be hard to walk in the freedom that you have so desperately cried out for. It can be hard to navigate through ‘normality’ because you are so used to torment.

But it is important that you learn to operate outside of pain, otherwise you will go back to familiarity and entice those demons you cried out to be set free from.

It is important to walk in the freedom that Jesus has paved the way for. This can look like:

  • Continuing to Renew Your Mind: “And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”-Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

So many thoughts, opinions, images, and so forth are always fighting for your attention. It is important that you zone in on the truth found in the word of God and allow this to consume your mind. Focus on what is: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. -Philippians 4:8

Be mindful of what you let in and guard your mind with all due diligence. Your mind really contributes in shaping and forming your life.

  • Filling yourself up with the Word of God (ensure the word takes root in your heart and mind). This is really important in terms of when trials occur. It is in these moments where you will have to ‘show off’ what you have learned in your secret place in order to win the war that is trying to take you off course. If you do not have the word of God installed within you; the winds of the trial will be able to take you out, and the enemy will be able to deceive you and bring you back to the place that you have been delivered and set free from. Get the word of God inside of you; it is POWERFUL and declare it aloud when praying‼️. Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  • Making the right choices: The Holy Spirit reminded me of the importance of being mindful of the choices I make now that I am set free and ensure that I seek God and acknowledge God before I go ahead and do something. A lot of things you face can be avoided if you would just sit at the feet of Jesus; seek his will and wait for him to speak and direct you.
    1 Kings 19:12: After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
    Proverbs 3:6: In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
    Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

    Knowing your Identity in Christ: Sometimes the enemy makes me question my position in Christ and from when you start questioning your right standing with God know that this is the enemy. So declare out loud and know…

And really have faith in these declarations above ^and rest in these truths. In EVERY season your identity in Christ remains.

  • Seeking Guidance/ Mentorship: This is important, these individuals can really aid in your betterment and push you in the right direction and just further sharpen your relationship with God/ understanding of the word of God and so forth.

  • Being rotted in a Church: You cannot grow spiritually by yourself. God has appointed pastors to lead you in closer communion with God and understanding of the word of God. Do not neglect Church gatherings; get the word of God in you, not just on Sundays! Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

  • Putting on the Whole Armour Of God:

Ephesians 6:11-18; read it! And watch these Sermons also:

  • Having Godly Community and Godly friends: So important, why hang around those who will not sharpen you, or hang out with those you want to be nothing like?

As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].-Proverbs 27:17

  • Praying Without Ceasing: If you know how to pray in tongues this is really good; really desire to speak in tongues if you don’t already.
    Praying in tongues allows you to speak directly to God
    The devil cannot understand tongues; neither can he interfere with or intercept your communication with God
    Praying in tongues helps you yield to the Holy Spirit who dwells in you (when you are born again) and not to the unprofitable inclinations of the flesh
    Praying in tongues strengthens your spirit
    Praying in tongues habitually allows you to not be weak spiritually, and therefore the enemy cannot prey on you
    Praying in tongues is a weapon against the works of the enemy
    Praying in tongues daily helps you to be more sensitive to God’s spirit and his presence. It helps you recognise easily his gently nudges in your heart
    Praying in tongues is praying in accordance to God’s will
    The daily habit of praying in tongues supplies strength and supernatural energy which enables you to overcome discouragements, disappointments, weighty concerns, and other emotional issues
    Praying in tongues helps you to pray about the unknown

Source: https://thepraywarrior.com/the-top-13-benefits-of-praying-in-tongues/

Overall let a day never pass by that you do not communion with God. Praying should never be a chore!

“Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always); Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];”-1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

  • Humbling yourself and fasting: this is something I need to do more of😳. Remember fasting does not pull at God’s heart strings; fasting is what you ought to do as a believer.

  • Detaching from sin: do not stay in contact with things or people that will cause you to stumble! Galatians 5:1 Freedom is what we have–Christ has set us free! Stand, then, as free people, and do not allow yourselves to become slaves again.

  • “As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.”-Mark‬ ‭5:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
  • Healing can be personal, but it is also an attractor for the healing of others: When you have been healed, aid others in their healing also🤍

    2 Corinthians 1:4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.


    When you get healed do not forsake the hand that held you and carried you though (God).

    “As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you. ”-Luke‬ ‭17:11-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬


    You can read all the self help books of that person, but everyone’s healing is different, and occurs within a different time frame and in a different way. Just because it worked for them, does not mean it will also work for you. God is creative and what he does cannot be replicated down to a T. It is important when seeking healing or reading these self help books that you SEEK GOD and ask God how best you can navigate through your healing specifically.

    “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”-John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬


    My Personal Reflection:

    It is only God that will truly help and comfort me. So I have now learned to lean on God a lot more, I have learned to be vulnerable before God; even if I feel weary I ensure I do not lose my communion with God because of negative emotions. You think God takes a break from sustaining us and providing our needs because he is overwhelmed?

    I have also learned that it is in prayer where God’s strength is deposited and peace & grace to endure what is up against you.

    I have learned that hard times will come, but you will eventually come to a place where navigating through hardship will become easier. This is because when you have been walking with God consistently you begin to really know his nature and how faithful he is to deliver you, restore you and turn everything the enemy meant for evil for good.

    I have learned to feel the feelings. But with all the feeling; take these feelings to God and continually leave them at his throne.

    I have also learned to stop listening to music that exalts the problem laced with a depressing melody, but rather listen to music that will exalt God and edify me.

    I have learned the importance of declaring God’s joy and peace over me; God will answer prayers in accordance to his will and joy & peace is his will for you!

    All in all, I really enjoyed writing up this series. This series truly allowed me to reflect and see how much of a work God has done within and through me. I thought as I was going through that there was no glory ahead. But I now know with God on your team you are ALWAYS winning.

    Series archives:

    Day 1:https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/heartbreak5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-1%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Day 2:https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/the-mess-is-only-but-a-moment-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-2%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Day 3:https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/25/puppet-show-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-3%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Day 4: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/purity-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-4%f0%9f%a4%8d/


    Some Songs You Can Add to your Playlist:

    Videos that were of encouragement :


    Fin- Until Next Time🕊 💕

    Purity |#5 Days Of Transparency With Gracefully Moulded (Day 4🤍)

    When the Holy Spirit brought the word ‘Purity’ to my mind to talk about I was thinking I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS TOPIC…

    But it is not about what I know

    It is rather about what he wants me to know and tell you also

    Purity in the English Dictionary: means freedom from immorality, especially of a sexual nature.

    ^and this something many have lost sight of. Many have contaminated themselves with all kinds of lusts and immorality and then wonder why they are falling into all kinds of sexual temptation and sin.

    “Run away from sexual immorality [in any form, whether thought or behavior, whether visual or written]. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the one who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    These songs, these pictures, these videos; you need to start guarding your mind, ears & eyes. The enemy knows he is running out of time and is trying to defile the holiness of God’s bride

    Matthew 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

    I read an article regarding (Matthew 6:22) and it said:

    Satan’s intention is to blind us to truth and corrupt our minds, and he uses our eyes to gain entrance to our hearts. He parades before us all manner of evil, from the deluge of pornography on the internet to the endless barrage of the world’s goods that appeal to our materialistic impulses. He deludes us into believing that these things will make us happy, fulfilled people, when all the while they are robbing us of the very joy we long for. He wants us to allow more and more darkness into our minds through the books we read, the movies we watch, and the images we allow our eyes to linger upon. In that way, the light of the glory of God shining in the face of Jesus Christ is obscured to us. Although the light is everywhere, like the sun at noonday—blazing, blinding light—if our eyes are continually focusing on sin, the light we perceive is no light at all. If we want to be filled with the true light, we have to turn from sin, repent, and ask God to forgive us, cleanse us, and open our spiritual eyes. Then we must commit to being careful where we allow our eyes to go. We guard our hearts and souls by guarding our eyes.

    ^So knowing this be mindful of what you entertain‼️your flesh is weak. You give the enemy an inch and he will take a mile…

    Some of you have condemned yourself, let me remind you:

    Romans 8:21 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].
    1 John 1:9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].
    God has forgiven you when you confess unto him, so forgive yourself. Do not fall victim to guilt and shame…this is what the enemy wants, for you to feel so guilty and ashamed that you forsake your relationship with God because you feel as if you are too far gone- do not believe the lies of the enemy.

    God wants to meet you where you are and help you

    God wants to walk with you and help you navigate through it all

    God wants you to see things the way he sees and renew your mind in this area

    Jesus in Samaria:

    “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks from the water that I will give will never be thirsty again. The water that I give will become in those who drink it a spring of water that bubbles up into eternal life. “The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will never be thirsty and will never need to come here to draw water!” Jesus said to her, “Go, get your husband, and come back here. “The woman replied, “I don’t have a husband.” “You are right to say, ‘I don’t have a husband,’ “Jesus answered. “You’ve had five husbands, and the man you are with now isn’t your husband. You’ve spoken the truth. ”-John‬ ‭4:13-18‬ ‭CEB‬‬

    I bring up this story^ to remind you that God already knows all

    That fulfilment you are longing and seeking after is found in God

    God can quench and fill any void you have

    So go to him; he is constant pursuit of you and wants to help you deal with this head on


    Lust and immorality starts in the heart and then starts to take root in your mind…

    So focus on this scripture: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. -Philippians 4:8

    Do not gratify your flesh; if you are beginning to have unpleasant lustful thoughts- send them back to the pits of hell in prayer; call it out and make it obedient to Christ say “Thought and spirit of lust you have no power over me, greater is in me than in the world; I send you back to the pits of hell, and father God guard my mind and renew my mind and help me to have thoughts that are pleasing unto you” -do not limit the power of prayer & if you are a more practical person; go for a run, play music and dance/sing along or share the burden with a friend or watch a funny video…

    And if you do fall, God is not waiting on high to punish you and send you straight to hell. God’s arms are rather open with love and a warm embrace and grace. However, DO NOT abuse God’s grace:

    “For if we go on willfully and deliberately sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice [to atone] for our sins [that is, no further offering to anticipate],” “but a kind of awful and terrifying expectation of [divine] judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE and BURNING WRATH WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES [those who put themselves in opposition to God].”-Hebrews‬ ‭10:26-27‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “What shall we say, then? Should we continue to live in sin so that God’s grace will increase? Certainly not! We have died to sin—how then can we go on living in it?”-Romans‬ ‭6:1-2‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

    We must not forget the reality of deliberate disobedience…


    The fact that you are alive to read this blog post is a clear indicator that; God is NOT done with you, there is still hope

    God LOVES YOU; LIKE DEEPLY LOVES YOU AND CARES ABOUT ALL THE SMALL DETAILS OF YOUR LIFE AND WANTS YOU TO WALK IN THE FREEDOM THAT HIS ONLY SON JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR. GOD CARES FOR YOUR SOUL AND DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PERISH

    John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
    2 Peter 3:9 The Lord does not delay [as though He were unable to act] and is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is [extraordinarily] patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

    You are not too far gone‼️

    Matthew: 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Jesus has already done the ‘hard’ part you just need to yield and surrender unto God. Nothing is impossible with God; he can change your mess into a message. There are sooo many testimonies; search on YouTube to encourage yourself and boost your faith

    Stop carrying this load by yourself and if you feel as if you cannot go to God directly

    Go to a trusted friend in Christ and share the burden and pray with them or ask them to intercede on your behalf

    • Do Bible plans
    • Seek church counselling
    • Journal

    Build up your faith until you have the strength to go directly to God…(bear in mind though that it’s not your strength that you should depend on…your strength will only take you so far. God’s strength is made perfect in your weakness…)

    SO know that it is not hard to go before God. You do not have to go before God perfect

    It is just a matter of going on your knees and laying it all at God’s feet transparently and telling God: “God, I am struggling in this area….”I need your help and God will HEAR you and deliverance will come in time; continue to be persistent in prayer and hang onto this:

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.- Philippians 4:6

    But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.- Hebrews 11:6

    Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?- Psalm 94:9

    Some strongholds can only come out through fasting; so humble yourself and fast also‼️

    📌And know that eveything has been paid for on the cross you are not BOUND


    For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.- Psalm 30:5

    The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.- 145:8

    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.- 1 John 4:18

    And where you are at right now God loves you, but he wants to do a work In you and help you walk in freedom.

    John 3:16 For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.



    Transparency series catch up;

    Day 1: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/heartbreak5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-1%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Day 2: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/the-mess-is-only-but-a-moment-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-2%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Day 3: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/25/puppet-show-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-3%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Fin- until next time 💕🕊

    Puppet Show| #5 Days Of Transparency With Gracefully Moulded (Day 3🤍)

    I kept thinking I had to DO things to prove that I loved God…instead of RESTING in who God says I am…fruit will follow as a result of being born again and abiding in God. It should not be ‘forced’ or come out of a place of fear.

    John 15:5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

    God says YOU are:

    I kept seeking platforms to give me validation

    I kept basing my worth on people’s views, likes and comments

    Until my friend told me this;

    IT IS ABOUT IMPACT; NOT numbers

    Have you impacted people with what God has called you to do

    And even if no one has told you that you have impacted them directly;

    WILL YOU CONTINUE TO SERVE AND UPLIFT GOD’S NAME IF NO ONE IS ROOTING YOU ON?
    What seed have you planted in the minds of God’s children
    Matthew 20:28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

    1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.


    It is so important that Irregardless of what you are doing for God’s kingdom that you occasionally redraw and sit at the feet of Jesus. You cannot pour from an empty jar and allow your gift to be contaminated.

    Dwell in the secret place‼️

    Dwell in Hebrew means:

    Rest

    Live in

    Inhabit

    “As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him in her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to his teaching. Martha was upset over all the work she had to do, so she came and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!” The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and troubled over so many things, but just one is needed. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will not be taken away from her.”-Luke‬ ‭10:38-42‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

    📌Ask yourself :

    Have I let God’s word minister to me before I go out and preach to others

    Do not desire the platform more than the one who has given you the platform

    And seat back and analyse:

    📌WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND WHAT I AM DOING

    Where the purpose is not known abuse is inevitable

    If you live for / seek validation from man you will constantly have to go back to man for their approval; how tiring

    Why not rest in God’s approval ‼️

    Have faith in what you are producing

    📌And ask yourself;

    WHO AM I DOING THIS FOR;

    Colossians 3:23 -Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
    Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

    If God has called you to it; know that he rejoices to see the work begin; God is behind you rooting you on; and will send the necessary people who need what he has birthed within you to bear witness to, and even if he does not…

    REST IN GOD’S APPROVAL; I know it is not easy; but it comes with time and DAILY RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND AND SOMETIMES STEPPING away for a season and allowing GOD’S WORD to take root in your heart and replenish you (never become familiar with God’s word; there is always something new that the Holy Spirit will minister unto you).

    There are some of you that God has called you to do something, but because of the lack of views and followers & fear & opinions of others you have dropped the very thing that would be a blessing to others and aid in transforming, equipping & encouraging others. Stop ignoring God, go before his throne; he wants to minister to you, and bring you into all truth once again.

    Zechariah 4:10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)
    James 4:10 Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose].
    2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

    Catch up on The Transparency Series;

    Transparency Day 1: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/heartbreak5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-1%f0%9f%a4%8d/

    Transparency Day 2: https://gracefullymoulded.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/the-mess-is-only-but-a-moment-5-days-of-transparency-with-gracefully-moulded-day-2%f0%9f%a4%8d/



    Fin- until next time 💕🕊

    Heartbreak|#5 days of transparency with Gracefully Moulded (Day 1🤍)

    No tea here, only grace🕊

    HEARTBREAK; /ˈhɑːtbreɪk/

    noun:

    overwhelming distress.

    Oftentimes when in a state of almost grief like symptoms you are led to believe that this is your final destination. That there is no end and no cure, and that this person will be superglued to your mind forever…but why are you limiting the power of God?

    This heartbreak I felt it deep in my core and I can now express the importance of GUARDING YOUR HEART; scripture is not there for the sake of it. There is freedom in the word of God; if you would only obey what is written a lot of what you go through, you would not have to endure.

    • A lot of what we endure is self inflicted; do not blame God‼️
    • You are not a robot, you have free will but be mindful of how you use this ‘free’ will

    “People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.-Proverbs‬ ‭19:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”-Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    A lot of things take root in your heart first, and knowing that out of your heart flows the springs of life you will want to guard your heart. If your heart is not right then the rest of your life will begin to crumble…

    So guard your heart, be careful of what you entertain and what you let in. Pray for discernment and pray to see things through God’s lens.

    Article I read on guarding your heart, have a read if you like:

    As I pored over Scripture, light bulbs were flipping on right and left; for nowhere in the Bible does God command us to keep or guard our hearts in our own strength. The Lord means for us to guard our hearts by filtering our emotions, desires, thoughts, and responses through his Word.

    Link: https://unlockingthebible.org/2018/03/how-do-you-guard-your-heart/

    Another article link:

    https://www.christianity.com/wiki/bible/how-can-i-guard-my-heart.html


    Looking back on the other side (see nothing is too hard for God) no trying situation is permanent.

    I picture a glass window and my younger self sat behind the glass window, and I would say to myself:

    Can you SIT BACK DOWN, you know nothing about ‘love‘ do you even know what love is through the lens of God? Have you even embraced the love God has freely given you?

    Do you even know God for yourself?

    Do you even enjoy spending time with God, what more someone else?

    Are you even content in yourself?

    Why are you concealing the pain, this is not the solution…

    You do not even know your value, your value will not be found in this?

    Do you even know what it means to guard your heart?

    Are you idolising a relationship?

    Is this God’s will for your life?

    Do you even know what it means to wait upon God for confirmation, or do you take matters into your own hands?

    Have you even consulted God?

    Do you know what it means to be equally yoked?

    Do you know the purpose of a romantic relationship?

    Do you know what it means for God to be the foundation of ‘a relationship’ ?

    People are not band aids…


    It is so important that you learn to sit at the feet of Jesus and submit to his preparation, teaching, rebuking, knowledge, wisdom, healing💭


    What Got ME Through: (everyone’s healing is different; ask God on how best to deal with your situation).

    I cried ALOT…looking back, I cried because it was painful. When you enter something you do not plan for it to end…you plan for longevity. It’s okay to feel your emotions, it’s okay to lament. God cares; as much as I was crying to my friends it was only God that truly comforted me and held me through it all and answered me when I cried out to him. I now look back, and I’m like sis this one was self inflicted, but God is so mighty to deliver even when we go against his will. God’s love is truly something.

    I prayed ALOT and pray SPECIFICS. You can’t give someone direction and not be specific. So be specific when praying to God. But also bear in mind that God is NOT a genie, and oftentimes you will just have to endure whilst you wait for the answer to come forth. But also know that in your waiting God is moving and orchestrating things behind the scenes. Faith not sight remember. During this period I saw God’s strength more than ever and my dependency on God grew like never before.

    I fasted; some strongholds can only exit the building through fasting

    I deleted pictures etc, what am I reflecting back on? It only made the wound more sore. I also blocked the person; obviously make peace with the person ( “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”- Romans‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬). And for me out of sight and out of mind made healing easier.

    I cut out the sad music it only soothed the pain. & Encourage yourself in the Lord‼️-watch sermons, listen to uplifting Christian that exalts God, study a book in the Bible, journal, have open and honest conversation with God…


    Concluding Thoughts💭:

    In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.- Proverbs 16:9

    No longer do I take the life that I did not create into my own hands

    I have learned to wait on God and consult God before anything. Acknowledge God and wait for God to respond. The backlash of not waiting is even greater than the original intent; it’s better to wait ‼️

    “In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”-Proverbs‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Learn to be still, what is the rush, what are you trying to prove? To sustain and for a relationship to thrive requires a lot (blog post for another day).

    Do not despise seasons God brings you into; they are for your betterment. Remember, if God permitted it, he will surely see you through‼️

    Yes, this relationship aesthetic is ‘nice‘ but there is SO MUCH MORE TO LIFE

    I did not know that I was complete in Christ (it is so important to KNOW your identity in Christ) that person you are with should not complete you, but rather add to you/ the purpose you are both to fulfil in this generation

    “And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!”-Colossians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    Pray to God for fruitful friendships that will expand his kingdom

    You will not die if you do not have a bae ooooo

    God will comfort you

    Grow deeper roots in the Lord: “Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.”-Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

    Learn to be content in EVERY season and cultivate a heart of gratitude. You have what you need, stop focusing on what you do not have…and ensure your desires are surrendered unto God..do not idolise a relationship

    “My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.”-Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭CEB‬‬

    Learn to express your TRUE feeelings unto God, he already knows aways. Do not bottle anything up before God; it will only harm you.

    “So here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Leave all your cares and anxieties at the feet of the Lord, and measureless grace will strengthen you.”-Psalms‬ ‭55:22‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.”-Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    And an important prayer I now pray is :

    I say this at the end of all my prayers because I desire for God’s will to be done in my life. God’s will is always for good and it just leaves me at peace that my life is in God’s hands and therefore I don’t need to fear…and maybe I may pray for things and God may be like ‘No, this is not my will for you’ so I just submit and surrender.


    My last advice to you is if you want to pursue someone CONSULT GOD, AND WAIT UPON GOD TO APPROVE. Do not grow impatient and take matters into your own hands

    WAIT


    Fin- until tomorrow 💕🕊

    The Mess is only but a Moment| #5 days of transparency with Gracefully Moulded (Day 2🤍)

    I remember so many moments where I did not want to be here on Earth (GOD FORBID; we thank God for life in abundance and eternal life)

    Anyways

    I would constantly cry out to God to take the pain I was feeling so deeply within away

    And each time God would minister to me in so many ways that his grace IS sufficient: And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me-2 Corinthians 12:9

    Amongst these heart wrenching moments God would keep me, sustain me, provide my needs, comfort me, wipe my tears and the Holy Spirit would bring me into all truth…(God is not bound by circumstances).

    Despite God making ways for me; I was so overwhelmed by the pain that I could not take heed to what God was doing in and through me

    In brokenness God’s comfort is so evidently present. However, God does not want you to remain in this brokenness. He is rather preparing you for the comfort you too will be able to give to others. God is strengthening you in this time of brokenness. Almost like a mother goose when she gives birth, she protects her child. It then comes to a point where the baby goose is set free to do things by ‘themselves‘: And this will be the case with you, there will come a point where you are no longer broken; where you will rest in God’s truth; (HAVE FAITH) and you will be lacking in nothing. God will still be with you also; for he will NEVER leave or forsake you.

    But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.- Isaiah 40:31

    Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.- James 1:4

    He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.- 2 Corinthians 1:4

    Be strong and courageous.Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.- Deuteronomy 31:6

    Whilst crying out to God to take the pain away, he was; but he was not answering me in the ‘way’ I wanted him to…(THANK GOD).

    So often God does not answer your prayers in the way you desire. You know NOTHING in comparison to God. You do not know the road ahead, your vision is so clouded by pain that you cannot see past the lens of pain; your vision is blurry. You cannot see what is being birthed in you, you cannot see the seed that is being planted within you. The strength, the grace, the growth that is being implanted (For we live by faith, not by sight- 2 Corinthians 5:7)

    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.- Ephesians 3:20

    I know it is HARD

    (I wish I could voice note on here😅)

    But it does get better: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.-Hebrews 12:1-2

    ALTHOUGH YOU MUST SUFFER FOR A WHILE

    IT IS FOR YOUR BETTERMENT AND NOT FOREVER

    For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.-Romans 8:18

    WE LIVE in a fallen world and brokenness and pain and hurt is apart of this world. But it is not permanent, and regardless we can STILL have peace here on Earth, and walk in wholeness and healing;

    It is just a matter of partnering with God

    And being Transparent before God

    Keeping the Faith

    And having GODLY COMMUNITY around you who you can share the burden with, and ask to pray alongside you

    And BEING ROOTED IN A CHURCH

    READING YOUR BIBLE and asking the Holy Spirit to bring you into ALL TRUTH AND RENEWING YOUR MIND DAILY‼️


    I truly thank God for not taking heed to my words and sparing my life because now day by day I am beginning to see why God formed me in my mother’s womb, why God placed me in this Earth/Generation, why God has placed me around certain people…etc etc God truly does make things beautiful IN its TIME. The mess is only but a moment…and even in the mess beauty is being formed 🦋…all along I was being Gracefully Moulded 😉

    God is so present, he is willing to meet you where you are. You do not have to be perfect; you just have to be willing and yield. God is soooooo patient; he will meet you at your level and day by day he will take you up his ladder and one day one step up the very long ladder you will meet him face to face, stand before him and be judged by him, and you reside with him forevermore in Paradise.

    Do not forsake your soul and give the enemy the keys to the life that you did not create. Give the keys to their rightful owner; GOD

    And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?-Matthew 16:26


    ^This is the goodness of God, you look nothing like you have endured. I am NOT talking physical; but rather within: the joy and peace God freely gives is truly beyond human understanding it just does not make sense…

    And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].- Philippians 4:7

    You may be going though the fire, do not fear, you just continue to PRAY and ask God for his peace, grace, joy & strength to see you through (which he will gladly do in abundance).

    Sometimes you have to go through something to truly depend on God; well in my case with what I have endured It has been revealed to me that GOD DOES PLAY ABOUT ME, AND HE WILL ALWAYS DELIVER ME‼️

    Psalm 27:13 Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

    I will leave you with this scripture:

    Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble.

    VERY PRESENT; GOD IS WITH YOU‼️

    So call out to him; it is not everyday you can rely on people to see you through. Turn to God and seek his face; HE WILL HELP YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH IT ALL 🤍🤍🤍


    Discouraged, yet he reigns

    It can be easy for the trying circumstances of life to beat you down and make you question the sovereignty of God.

    I am becoming more aware that affliction is not sent to break you. But rather a test of faith; Will you continue serving God, or will you forsake your worship unto God and let bitterness reign. Will you abandon everything God has taught you on the mountain top or will you utilise the very things God has taught you and finally put them into practice.

    “My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing.-James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭CEB‬‬

    The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).- John 10:10

    There is glory ahead, there is joy ahead. But you need to learn to be content, even when the storms are raging. Have you forgotten that God’s peace is still available to you in the midst of the storm? Have you forgotten that God’s joy is still available to you in the midst of the storm? Have you forgotten that God himself is with you in your storm? Have you forgotten that the Holy Spirit is comforting you in your storm?

    For we live by faith, not by sight.- 2 Corinthians 5:7

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.-Hebrews 12:2

    It may look gloomy right now, but in that place of gloom you have God’s joy and peace available to you that will sustain you and see you through- and his grace which is sufficient.

    The same way the seasons change, your situation too will change; trust me❤️

    …Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.-2 Corinthians 12:12-7-9

    Lament to God, but with all your lamenting praise God, thank God; cultivate a heart of gratitude.

    Share the burden with those you can trust, also ask them to intercede on your behalf or pray together with them.


    In all honesty you do not have to know what is next when you know the one who is in charge; and the one who has the FINAL say.

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’- Isaiah 41:10


    What I have started to do now during prayer is say: Lord, let your will be done…if you see me going left pull me back to you…let me never wander away from you, and all the days of my life may I serve you. There is no life without God. I want what God wants for me…

    Sometimes I may walk through unfamiliar| uncomfortable paths. But it is in these moments where my trust and faith In God grows.

    Remember:

    • Nothing God permits is EVER in vain.
    • God does not sleep or slumber; God is always working in your life and orchestrating things for good. Just because you do not see it right now. Does not mean it’s not happening

    Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

    Do not despise trying seasons; for it is in these seasons that you will encounter God like never before
    Fin- until next time 🕊💕

    He HEARS

    Just last week I decided to finally study a book of the Bible after putting this on hold and ignoring the promptings of the Holy Spirit

    This flesh is truly unruly…

    “The Spirit and your desires are enemies of each other. They are always fighting each other and keeping you from doing what you feel you should.”-Galatians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭CEV‬‬

    Obedience is important, for there is blessing behind obedience

    You never know what God is trying to teach you until you submit, yield and obey

    So I have started reading the book of Luke, what has stood out to me so far is that:

    God HEARS our prayers

    “And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.”-Luke‬ ‭1:11-13‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    After reading this I said to myself why should I ever stop praying? Why should I stop praying the same prayers over and over again? Why should I ever allow disappointment to stop me from praying? Why should I allow laziness to stop me from praying? Why should I allow the wait to keep me from praying? Why should I allow lack of faith to keep me from praying (this is how it starts, the enemy attacks your faith and if you submit to his schemes it is easy for him to knock you out). This is why you must press on and cling onto faith.

    Faith comes from hearing the word of God, standing on the promises of God, remembering how God has come through for you before, and reading the Bible and allowing the Holy Spirit to bring you into all truth.

    You MUST press forth and pray no matter what is up against you. Your prayers do not need to be long-winded; just specific, honest, faith filled, and you must not be double minded. KNOW what you what God to do for you.

    When you ask for something, don’t have any doubts. A person who has doubts is like a wave that is blown by the wind and tossed by the sea. -James 1:6

    A person who has doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from the Lord. -James 1:7

    And if you are doubting, ask God to help your unbelief‼️


    Look at Jesus in the Garden Of Gethsemane:

    “And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. Then He *said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”-Matthew‬ ‭26:37-38‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    “And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”-Matthew‬ ‭26:39‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    “He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.”-Matthew‬ ‭26:42‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    “And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.”-Matthew‬ ‭26:44‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    Now, despite how Jesus was feeling

    HE PRAYED

    Grieved to the point of death‼️

    YET JESUS PRAYED

    Can the same be said for you?

    Despite the lack (nonexistent) of prayers from those around him

    Jesus still PRAYED

    Despite what was up against him Jesus asked for God’s will to be done‼️

    Can the same be said for you? Or do you pray for YOUR will to be done?

    Do you get tired of presenting the same prayers onto God?

    Jesus prayed the same thing twice…

    Now I say all this ^not to condemn you, but rather to encourage you. For it is in your weakest moments that you should draw ever closer to God’s throne and pray before God. For God is the only one who will sustain you and help you to navigate through it all. You should not allow your emotions to dictate whether you pray or not. You also should not wait for things to become worse before you pray, the enemy is always working to kill, steal and destroy everything concerning you. If you spot a spider you get your slipper immediately and prepare to kill it. You do not wait for it to drop onto you; you spring into action beforehand. So should be the case in prayer; spring forth with flaming arrows beforehand to destroy the enemies attacks before they come into the physical.

    I have learned that a lot of things take place spiritually before they come into the physical (that’s a blog post for another day)…


    Now…going back to the 1st chapter of Luke

    God heard the petition of Zacharias and Elizabeth to bear child

    (Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son

    to have a child from).

    ➤God is not deaf

    ➤God hears and sees you

    and God will make things beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11; God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time)

    ➤Listen, there is actually a season for everything, though it tarries your petition will come (if it is God’s will for your life).

    ➤We do not know how long after Zacharias and Elizabeth were praying this petition until the angel appeared. Endurance and persistence is 🔑

    ➤Rest assured God’s will for your life will come to pass in its appropriate time. Keep the faith and continue to give thanks onto God whilst you wait.

    ➤Do not force the hand of God, or go ahead of God. Know that preparation must come first before you receive the promise. You do not want to spoil the very thing that is supposed to be a blessing in your life.


    I also want to draw briefly upon hinderances to prayers being answered:

    • Unconfessed Sin
    • Lack of Faith
    • Disobedience
    • Lack of transparency with God and others
    • Unforgiveness
    • Wrong motives
    • Idols in our lives
    • Unsurrendered will
    • Not pleasing to God
    • Disrespecting your wife/ husband
    • Doing what is evil
    • Ignoring God’s law

    Nevertheless, we thank Jesus for the sacrifice he paid on the cross.

    If you are actively walking in these hinderances as stated above: It is now just a matter of you repenting (turning from evil to good) and asking for forgiveness which God freely gives, and then walking in the freedom that has been given to you, and in turn drawing close to God’s throne and praying to him:

    Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.- Hebrews 4:16

    For there is NO condemnation in Christ; have NO guilt or shame: it has all been paid for. You have repented, you have been forgiven now press forth ❤️


    As I draw this blog post to an end hold onto the fact that:

    -Nothing is impossible with God

    -Do not limit God

    -Trust in God’s timing

    When praying it is not about volume and how many words you are saying, but rather it is about faith. Do not be double minded either KNOW what you want God to do and speak this aloud and at the end of the prayer: say I pray all these prayers, but Lord LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN MY LIFE, AMEN.

    1 John 5:14:

    This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=v_KdvfNk7OI

    Fin🕊💕-until next time