Be Encouraged! It count!

It has been a while on here! To my faithful audience, thanks for your patience! I appreciate your visits, feedback and all. I am grateful to have you with me on this journey.

This year 2017 started with a bang!! I had and still have high positive expectations in all areas of my life.

The rollout of events hasn’t been that positive with the loss of my mother in January, having lost my father 30 years earlier. The emotional drainage accompanied with bombardment of events causing financial drainage with the attending culprit. It has been a rollercoaster!!!

Oh!, how it seems things went down hill, without taking off.  I lost interest in almost everything, except living.

I somehow know though, that there is a light shining bright, a glowing showers of light beyond my horizon. I couldn’t see it because my eyes were clouded with tears, but I could feel the warmth somewhere deep within me.

And He said, do not be discouraged, for I am with you, I will help you for you are mine! Oh, how He wrapped His arm round about me! Strong able hands cuddles my face, a kiss on my lips, with the sun warming my heart!

Friends, only the love of Christ Jesus can save, preserve, and sustain you! Trust Jesus with your life today. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior!. He loves you deeply!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Distraction Inevitable! Be Focused!

2 Kings 2:1 And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel.

d699e496-7c38-4b1e-9a8c-2c01f114d5afFriends, as you are working hard to take hold of your blessing, trying to focus on your goal, distractions will come in form of the facts of your life, it will stare you in the face. Situation, circumstances, well meaning people and not so well meaning ones will harmer on the facts of your life to distract and discourage you from your goal. You will be made jest off, your own perceived inadequacies will threaten your peace. You might second guess your ability to cope and be efficient in carrying out your task, fulfilling destiny.

Your master, covering, mentor, those things that gives you balance and stability, when they are taken away or been threatened to be taken away causes distraction. It most often makes you to lose focusing on God wholeheartedly to bring to pass His good pleasure in your life according to Philippians 2:13.  You have to learn to sift through all these and hold unto that which is needful, focus on the author and finisher of your faith – Jesus.

This was Elisha’s experience in 2 Kings 2:3 Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”…..5 Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?” So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”

 There will be those also who are not helping you with encouragement, neither are distracting you in anyway except as prying eyes, watching your every movement, waiting to see you fall, fail or falter like in 2 Kings 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan.

Friends, you have to be sure and committed totally with faith to your calling. Distractions will come from everywhere once you start following your goal, distractions from places you least expect, please learn to stay true to yourself. Keep your destiny in sight, focus on Jesus Christ. What has the Lord shown you? What has He said in the scriptures? Trust those words as revealed unto you. It will be as the Lord has said. He is able that promised.

Shalom

Discouraged? Hold On!!!!

Yes! Really? That's great!
Yes! Really? That’s great!

Friends are you discouraged? Does it seem like nothing makes sense? Are things the way they should be or does it seem your world is upside down? Hold on! It is about to change for the better and the glory of God’s name. Your destiny is been fulfilled right before your very eyes.

You see friends no word of God will come back to Him void. Everything is going according to heavens agenda. Hiccup? Don’t panic, God is about lifting up a Jehoiada in strength and zeal for the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose for your life. Relax!

Athaliah Reigns in Judah 2 Chronicles 22

10 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs of the house of Judah. 11 But Jehosheba the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered, and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. So Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah so that she did not kill him. 12 And he was hidden with them in the house of God for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.

Athaliah, the Kings mother you would think would ensure her late son has an heir to sit on the throne! I thought so too, but alas consumed with rage and wickedness, she proceeded to kill the entire royal family of the house of Judah.

She was an agent of the devil sent to prevent David having an heir to sit on the throne forever before God as He has promised. Jesus was ordained to come through the lineage of Judah – David, so the Kings mother planted by Satan in the royal family set out to thwart God’s plan.

2 Chronicles 23: 1-end Joash Crowned King of Judah

23 In the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and made acovenant with the captains of hundreds: Azariah the son of Jeroham, Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, Azariah the son of Obed, Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri. 2 And they went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the chief fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem. 3 Then all the assembly made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said to them, “Behold, the king’s son shall reign, as the Lord has said of the sons of David. 4 This is what you shall do: One-third of you entering on the Sabbath, of the priests and the Levites, shall bekeeping watch over the doors; 5 one-third……..

Do you get it now friends? The repairer of broken covenant/ walls is on your case!. That which was meant to steal, kill and destroy your destiny is making room for the fulfillment of your God ordained destiny.

A Jehosheba and Jehoiada are on your case. Your concern right now should be to align your heart with heaven by positioning yourself to be blessed. You will fulfill your God ordained destiny!

All the storm’s buffeting you here and there were meant to push you into your destiny. You would not have been a willing participant anyways! A mighty hand was employed to prepare, prune and tend your heart to be able to stand. Stand you will with courage!!!!!

You were created for a wonderful purpose, don’t be discouraged.

Can you see yourself walking in that destiny? Envision yourself mounting on wings like eagle, treading on your high places, mountains and hills are been made low before you, water is coming out of the rock at your command. Can you yet see it? Is it getting clearer? Great! Rejoice and be glad working out your salvation with fear and trembling.

If you cannot see it friends, then you need to come to the light of Him who sees everything! Jesus Christ our Lord! You have to acknowledge your sin and your need for a savior.  Roman 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:12 But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

Repent therefore of your sins, believe in the Lord Jesus, confess His Lordship over your life and you will begin to see clearly in the light of His word.

Be rest assured friends that He who promised is faithful to accomplish all that He says. It is already settled in heaven so rejoice and be glad. You are highly favored!

Jesus is Lord!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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