Tuesday, 30 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 21

See A season of prayer; Day 20 here

A prayer for strength

Lord God, indeed you are very great. Your name is Jehovah the I AM GOD, your name is ELOHIM; the One who creates from nothing, the one who can speak to the darkness and create light. The One who can speak to the grave and it must obey and release dead dreams, dead visions and dead hope. The One who does exceedingly and abundantly above all that I can ever think or imagine. Today I am grateful to you for the education that you have blessed me with. I know sometimes I moan about this and that but Father through the pressure has revealed to me so much about myself and so much about you as well. Father, thank you for this year, for showing me the difference between toiling and manifesting. Thank you for teaching me how to do what I should do and giving me favour in the presence of my instructors. Thank you for the privilege of being where I am at this time and I thank you that I shall come to the end of this phase with success all glory coming to your name. Thank you Father, I am expectant.

Today O Lord, I come to ask for strength. As 2008 draws to an end and I stand at the threshold of a new year and a new season in you I am aware of the work that lies ahead and Lord I'm a tad bit overwhelmed. I remember the words of David, he said that when his heart was overwhelmed he would go to the rock that was higher than him. I wonder if he wrote that when he thought about facing Goliath or maybe before going into one of the many battles that he fought. Like Him, I have come to the rock that is higher than I. O Lord, your strength is immeasurable, who can fathom it. Your word says that you are the one who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Let this be my testimony in 2009 in Jesus name. You enable me to stand on the heights, you train my hands for battle and your right hand sustains me. Your word also says that you will keep me strong to the end so that I will be blameless on the day of my Lord Jesus Christ.

Father, enable me to work in and with your strength. in 2009, I know that there will be obstacles, there will be challenges, there will be battles, there will be mountains to climb and rivers to cross. I look at myself and know that of my own I can do nothing. With you I can do all things. Let your strength keep and guide me to the end. Thank you for supernatural strength to do the impossible, to advance against troops and scale over walls. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I praise and glorify you O Lord.

Strengthen me in my inner man to do the right thing even when it is difficult, that I choose the higher way and not the road frequently travelled. Strengthen me so that I can remember to encourage myself in the Lord when adverse situations come my way and when what is staring me in the face is the direct opposite of the vision that I have from you. Give me strength to walk away and separate myself from habits that do not take me forward. 2009 has to be the greatest year of my life. A year of achievement and fulfilling the call of God in my life but Lord I need your strength. Even in serving you; Peter said that if we serve we should do it with the strength that you provide. Strengthen me O Lord. Your word says that if I faint in the day of adversity, my strength is small. If I have grown tired running with foot soldiers, what would I do when I face the chariots? Your word has promised that when I wait upon you, you will increase my strength. After waiting, I can run without being tired and walk without growing faint. Strengthen me O Lord in Jesus name.

2008 continues to be a year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES and 2009 a year of ACHIEVEMENT and FULFILLING DESTINY. Thank you Jesus.

He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ 1st Corinthians 1:8

Monday, 29 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 19

A prayer for clarity of purpose

Heavenly Father, I praise and magnify your name for you are indeed worthy of all praise. Creation speaks of the goodness of the Lord, of your manifold wisdom, of your unquestionable splendour and your exceptional great taste! So many times I wish that I could speak more languages so that I could express in many more words who you are and what you mean to me. Ancient of Days; the One who has always been, always is and forever always will be. Lord of Hosts, my banner. I give you praise for there is none like you. I worship an glorify your name for you are the King and my Lord and my exceedingly great Reward.

Today Father I am thankful unto you for my parents. Thank you for the M.C and MamaG. Thank you for their lives, thank you for the valleys and mountains that You have seen them through. Thank you for helping them to be great parents, thank you for allowing me to enter the earth via them. Thank you even for the fact that they are not perfect, it teaches me that it is by your grace and your grace alone that we do what we have been called to do. Father, thank you for the relationship they have with me; it isn't always perfect and I know we can all do better but I thank you in anticipation of the greater things that you have in store for us. Heavenly Father you know that sometimes I get so used to the fact that they are Mummy and Daddy that I forget that they are individuals as well. That they have strengths and weaknesses, they have desires, needs, goals and aspirations. I thank you for my parents as individuals, thank you for guiding them and keeping them, thank you for what you will still do in their lives in Jesus name. Thank you for they shall live to rejoice as they see their children succeeding in every facet of life in Jesus name.

Father your word says that we should ask that our joy may be full, today O Lord I ask for clarity of purpose. I know you are a God of purpose, you create for function. There is a purpose for my existence, there is a purpose to my life. The created must go to the Creator in order to know what it is we have been created for. Father, show me the instruction manual for my life that I might live in destiny. You re a God of purpose, in the beginning, the first thing you did was to create light because where there is light, other things will fall into place. Daddy, I give you praise. Shine light on my purpose, reveal the reason for why I was created. I can see it dimly, almost seeing men as trees but like the man you healed i want to see men as men. Father, reveal to me the purpose for my existence. I know I was created to worship you and work in your vineyard, Lord reveal more ways how I can do this. Enable me to be available for work in the Kingdom in Jesus name.

I rebuke every thing that would want me to live another person's purpose. Father, you know that sometimes I feel the more 'visible' roles are the more 'spiritual' ones and I tire myself out living other people's lives. Not so anymore Lord. I refuse to do this anymore, like a runner who runs to finish the race that has been set before them, i refuse to run the race on another's track and hence be disqualified. I am happy and rejoice in who you made me to be for no-one has this winning combination. In my purpose, I can celebrate my uniqueness, clarify my purpose O Lord. Father, not my purpose but your purpose for my life for I may have my will and you have yours also but not my will but thine be done. Let me be like Paul who knew his purpose, to preach to the Gentiles, so that at the end I too can testify that I have fought the good fight, have finished the race and kept the faith and am awaiting the crown of righteousness that you have kept in store for me.

Clarify your purpose for my life O Lord for while I work in my purpose, I need not fear death because no evil can come my way before my appointed time and when it comes it means that I shall meet you in glory. Jesus lived for 33 years on earth and we are still living in the impact thousands of years later. Use me to impact my Jerusalem, my Samaria, my Judea and the world for you O Lord in Jesus name. Thank you Heavenly father, thank you for grace to obey the step by step instructions you have given me for I know this is how your purpose for my life unfolds. Thank you Father, thank you Lord in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel.....1st Corinthians 1:17a

Saturday, 27 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 18

A prayer to detox..

Heavenly Father, King of glory, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, Immortal and Invincible, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End and everything in between. Author and Finisher, Bright and morning star, the One who was, who is and still is to come. Unchanging Changer, Eternal Solution Provider, Eternal Answer, Jehovah Shammah, the ever present one. I bless your name O Lord, for you are a Rock, Shield, Refuge, Fortress. Thank you for being my anchor. Thank you for being my strong tower. I bless your name. Today O Lord like David, I will bless the Lord with my whole being. My mouth shall sing of your praise, my ears shall listen to testimonies of your goodness my eyes have seen...
My eyes have seen
My ears have heard
My mouth shall sing about
the goodness of God

My body will dance and roll in your presence, my hands shall type about your splendour, my feet will enable me jump up and down for joy, my heart shall meditate on your goodness even my nose sef will breathe in deeply so that it isn't left out! Lol! Today I am reminded of your benefits, you bore my iniquities, healed me of diseases, saved my life from the grace, loaded me with your love and mercy, you satisfy me with good things, renewing me like the eagle. Lord, I bless your name.

Today O Lord, I have come for a spiritual detox. Your word says whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if it is excellent and praiseworthy then I can think about it. Your Word also says that I should meditate on your word day and night that I might be prosperous and successful. Forgive me O Lord, for I have consumed a lot of junk (both physical and spiritual) that is causing me to feel lethargic (both physically and spiritually). Sometimes instead of meditating on what your word says, I have meditated on what BBC said, on what the Metro said, on what my doctor said, on what my bank account said, on what a friend said but Lord not on what you said. That you are the Jehovah Jireh and you can cause me to prosper in the midst of famine, that you are God who heals me, that you are my Rock and my shield. Your word says that I am what I think. The nutrition lady says I am what I eat. So Lord, detox my mind of negative mindsets, mindsets that conform to a world that I am in yet not of, mindsets that do not draw me close to you, mindsets of stinkin' thinkin'.

Just as what I eat manifests itself on my skin and on the scales!Lol!; what I think manifests in my words. Lord, let the words of my mouth that arise from the meditations of my heart always find acceptance in your sight O Lord. Father, I need deliverance from negative thinking. Your daughter Joyce says we fight the battle in our minds. I cast down evil imaginations, those that set themselves up against the knowledge of God. I take captive every of my thoughts and declare that they be made obedient to Christ in Jesus name. I ask that I stop interpreting looks, words and actions of others with prejudice; based on past experiences but I see them for what they are. Lord, help me to look at others with the love you have for them in Jesus name. Remind me that the enemy can sometimes be the 'inna me' and if I don't get the inside right, the outside will not be either. Father, give me a paradigm shift in Jesus name. Remind me always what Pastor Matthew says about everything being yellow to the man that has yellow fever! Lol!

Father, after detoxing, I ask for the strength and grace to feed on the right thing. To spend quality time in your presence, basking in it and growing from it. Let me delight in your law, meditating on it day and night that I might be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding fruit in season, my leaves not withering from dry spells and prospering all around. Prospering in my career, prospering in my relationships, prospering in my ministry. Help me O Lord. Thank you Father for answered prayers, let your blood be a laxative to erase the past and create a blank canvas for the future. I choose to let go of weights that hinder me from running the race that has been set before me in Jesus name. As a warrior, I choose not to entangle myself in civilian matters. Thank you Lord. I feel so relieved. I pray that everyone who needs a detox gets one in Jesus name.

2008 is my year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES. I am TAKING OVER without a CARRY OVER. I am POSSESSING my POSSESSIONS in Jesus name.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Thursday, 25 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 17

Merry Christmas everyone. Thank God for Jesus is the reason for the season. He emptied himself of His divinity to embrace humanity and love us to infinity. Be merry, rejoice and most importantly surround yourself with people you love.

A prayer for healing

Jesus. J E S U S, there is power in your name. Thank you for sending Jesus to the earth. Thank you for a season where family and friends gather together to share food, thoughts and fun. Thank you Lord Jesus. I praise your name for you are worthy of praise and glory. Jesus; the one who is the way, the truth and the life. The only way to the Father, the only way to the salvation of our souls, the only way to eternal life. He is the truth, the truth about the love of our Father, the truth above the facts of life. The life, our zoe, the God kind of life. He is the life that comes with abundant joy and peace. My God and my King, I give you glory and praise your name. I ask your forgiveness for how easy it is sometimes for me to attempt to squeeze you into a little box whilst I run around doing this, that and the other. Thank you for holding me in your arms when I have become dizzy from running around in circles. Thank you for gently turning me in the right direction and keeping my hand in yours so that I can walk at the right pace. Thank you for knowing what is best for me and revealing it to me so that I can live my best life now...I join the elders to sing "Holy is the Lord, the whole earth is filled with His glory".

Heavenly Father, today my prayer is for healing. Jesus came to earth and everywhere He went He was doing good. He opened blind eyes, the lame walked, he raised the dead, he healed the sick, the deaf heard, the dumb spoke, the lepers were cleansed. Daddy, this shows me that healing is very important to you. Your word says that the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. You are the Lord that healeth us, by the stripes that Jesus took, we have been healed. Your name is Jehovah Rapha..the Lord who heals.

Daddy, today I stand in the authority I have as a believer. You said if we have faith as a mustard seed we can move mountains. Lord, I believe starting with my own body from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet I have received healing. Every cell, every joint, every muscle, every organ, every system within me functions as it was created to function. I receive healing in my body O lord. Father, forgive me for ways that I have not lived in divine health. Give me the strength to put the right stuff in; nutrients that keep everything going. Give me the strength to not be a couch potato and exercise this body. Daddy, thank you for keeping me this far; thanks for always thwarting the enemies plans concerning my health and my body. I rebuke anaemia from my body, thank you for new red blood cells. Thank you for my network (K, Mg, S.Y and S)who remind me about my iron tabs.

Father, I stand in the same authority to pray for healing for those who read these pages. Lord, beneath peoples smiles and songs, some battle with heavy burdens. Father Lord, I believe you for healing from cancer, your truth is higher than the fact. Those things that be not, we can speak into existence. Lord, I believe you for the miraculous. I ask for a reGENEration of cancer cells that they stop multiplying without control and they go back into their original design in Jesus name. At all times Lord your will be done but Father I yearn for testimonies to your glory. Father, give strength to those who are battling with other diseases; Jesus, you gave a man with a withered hand a new one, you opened the eyes of one who had been born blind. Daddy, I ask for new lungs, new hearts, new hands, new wombs, new eggs, new fallopian tubes, new kidneys, everything new. What is impossible with man can never be impossible with you. Take the glory Lord. Father, teach us that when we pray you always answer us even when your answer is not what we expected, give us the grace to trust that you are still in control.

Olodumare, even at this time, I am reminded that infirmities are not only of the physical sort. Sometimes cruel words can do more damage than sticks and stones can; the scars of such bruises remaining for much longer than we can imagine. Sometimes I feel like I'm healed and I've let go but a word, a face, sometimes just an expression triggers of some emotions and I realise that the scab over the sore is very thin indeed. Lord, heal me from deep within. Daddy, heal us from deep within. Give us the grace to let go of the past and embrace the new thing. Help me to let go of the pain and embrace joy. Help me to let go of hurt and embrace the new day of love. I pray this for my friends; escpecially O and C. Heal my emotions, that I love deeply, truly (dunno about madly sha!). Thank you Jesus, you came to take the curse that I might live a truly blessed life. Thank you for bearing my infirmities that I need not bear them anymore. Thank you for Zoe; an abundant life in you. Thank you that we can pray and you hear us and we are guaranteed an answer.

2008 continues to be our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONY. An uncommon testimony; your being here and reading this is an uncommon testimony of itself. If it wasn't; all who started 2008 would still be here. Selah.

He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you." Exodus 15:26

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 16

A prayer for children

Ese Baba, Baba ese, Ese, Olorun mi, Ese Baba. Daddy, today I meditate on your faithfulness, on the truthfulness of your word where I am concerned. I am grateful to you because you have gone before me and made my path straight. Truly, when I was worrying, you were working. Thank you for wisdom. From a blank page, you gave me the grace to successfully complete my report. I give you praise. So many things happened this year but in this year, You blessed us with a son, grandson and nephew. You blessed me with skills I never knew I had. You blessed me with sisters and brothers, I didn't grow up with. Lord, I thank you and I am still expectant of more testimonies in Jesus name.

Thank you father for the love of children that you have placed in my heart. O, that I could be more like them. Trusting, forgiving, not bound by care and anxiety. Thank you for Daniel, forgive me for not keeping in touch as I should have. Thank you for making our paths cross, Lord I ask that you protect him and keep him. I pray that irrespective of the circumstances of his life at present that you will pave a way for him to grow in the fear of the Lord and His life will be a success story of your faithfulness. I commit E, T.O.M, the 'ra's (E, did you realise I'm a 'ra as well lol!), J, T, T and all the others I can't even begin to mention right now, thank you for they indeed are Kings Kids, growing up in the Kingdom. Protect them in school, protect their hearts from negative influences, protect them from harm, protect them from the evil imaginations of the enemy. I plead the blood of Jesus over them and I know that their lives will be a testimony unto you. You said in your word that children are a heritage that come from you. They are like arrows in the hand of a mighty man, You also say we should train up children in the way they should go so that when they are old they will not depart from the path that leads to life. Daddy, I pray for parents that you give them the wisdom to keep our children on the right path. Lord, you know that children don't come with instruction manuals on how to take care of them for each child is unique but your Word is the eternal guideline on how we can achieve this. Teach us, Lord for as our children are arrows, be the bow that ensures they are shot at the right target. Let our children bring us joy all the days of our lives in Jesus name.

At this time, I pray for children that have run away from home, those estranged from their parents. Lord, like the prodigal son, bring them home and work your healing. I pray for children in abusive situations, Lord how it must hurt you to see them. Lord, please intervene. I don't even know how to pray for them. Lord, you that sees all things, help them O Lord. I pray for people who work with children, especially those that do in church, give us the grace (and the energy!)and even more grace (and more energy!).

I thank you in advance for the day that I too will have a birthing 'experience'. I thank you for my children yet unborn. Even now, I ask for grace concerning adoption, I don't know why it has been in my heart for so long, Daddy I know if it is your will, You will make it come to pass in Jesus name. Give us the grace to bring them up in the fear and admonishment of the Lord. Like Josiah and Samuel, even from a young age they will fear the Lord. I thank you most escpecially for those who are still trusting you for their own Isaacs, Father your word has promised that none shall be barren in the land and that you make the barren to be the joyful parents of children. Your word can never return to you void, let it accomplish its work in their lives in Jesus name. I am believing you for supernatural childbirth experiences. Let those who cry, cry no longer but rejoice for like Sarah, you will give them cause to laugh. Remind them that those who were called barren in scripture turned around to become the mother of the prophets. Like Hannah, show them that you see their tears and you hear their supplication. In the season of time, give them a testimony O lord in Jesus name. Irrespective of doctor's reports.

Father, I thank you, I bless your name. There are still a few days left in the year and I am still expectant of a great testimony from you in Jesus name.

For children are a heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate Psalm 127: 3-5

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A season of prayer: Day 15

A prayer to 'kulu temper'

Lord, I am grateful to you for the gift of today. Like Take that sang...today could really be the greatest day of my life so far. I am that expectant for a good change. As I reflect on your goodness in my life this year, I give you glory. I magnify your name. Thank you O Lord for you are good and your mercies endureth forever. Thank you escpecially at this season. I commit those who have lost loved ones before your throne of grace, be a father, a mother and a friend because at this time we feel the loss even more sharply. Be our balm in Gilead O Lord.

Daddy thank you for your word says the joy of the Lord is my strength. Your word says I should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. You said anger rests in the bosom of fools and even when I get angry, I should not sin. I should not let the sun go down with me still being angry. Daddy, you know we have not yet sorted that part out to take into account summer/winter variations of the sun going down! Lol!. Daddy, I wish I could say I always obey that scripture but I don't. Even when I don't say anything in anger, my eyes flash, my blood begins to boil and within me I know what I say even if it doesn't pass through my lips. You've seen how I can lose it BIG TIME! Forgive me Lord.

Father, give me the strength to be amongst the wise who can overlook an offence, to give a gentle answer that turns away wrath. Teach me when to speak and when to keep quiet. Give me the grace O lord to always do the right thing. You said my speech should be with grace as seasoned with salt. Help me O lord. Help me 'simmer, simmer'. Help me to present my case before you because I know you are a God of justice and a defender of those who put their trust in you. Teach me how love covers a multitude of sins. I give you glory. Thank you for what you are doing in this season. Be magnified O Lord. Thank you because you are teaching me to become mature in you. Thank you Father.

Thank you because 2008 remains a year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as I strive to BE THE BEST you have created me to be in Jesus name.

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense Proverbs 19:11

Monday, 22 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 14

A Prayer for the anointing

Daddy, all glory is due unto your name. Be exalted O Lord above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth. You are the covenant keeping God and there is no one like you. You keep your word to the last letter. If you have said it, you will do it. You cannot lie and you cannot fail. Father, give me the grace to do what I ought to do even when it isn't what I feel like doing. Thank you for quickening my spirit with your word, thank you for giving me the grace to live for you. Thank you for the strength to hope in your word and see you do exceedingly, abundantly and far beyond my expectations. Daddy, I give you praise. Lord, I magnify your name. You are Holy, you are Righteous, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Bright and morning Star, the King and the Lord over all. At the mention of your name, every other name must bow, every tongue must confess that you are the Most High God. Jehovah Elyon..

Father your word has shown us that in creating us, you have done so with a specific purpose and mission in mind. The plans you have for us are good and not evil to bring us to an expected end. Father, King of glory when I look at myself and the journey ahead, I wonder how I can get to that place for even my strengths look puny before Goliath like challenges but Lord I remember your word also shows me that for every task there is an anointing that comes from you an empowerment to do what you have called me to do. Today O Lord I ask for a fresh anointing, just like the oil that Samuel poured on David that enabled a forgotten son to rise from obscurity to kingship, enabled him to slay the lion, the bear and Goliath, Lord let the anointing fall on me afresh and anew. Like the showbread that was continually replaced in the sanctuary O Lord, ignite me anew for I do not want to face today's battle with yesterday's anointing. I do not want to wage war with yesterday's instruments.

Your anointing breaks the yoke. Lord, let this new anointing break the yoke of limitations, the yoke of negative mindsets, the yoke of confusion, the yoke of strife, the yoke of fear. Lord, every yoke. Let me grow 'fat' (lol!) because of the anointing. Lord, your anointing comes with REVELATION..may my eyes see beyond the ordinary, your anointing comes with MANIFESTATION..may the works of my hands show that indeed your anointing has fallen upon me O Lord, you anointed your son to preach the gospel and heal the sick...everywhere He went the manifestation of your anointing was evident to all. May that be my testimony O lord in the mighty name of Jesus. Your anointing comes with TRANSFORMATION, the ability to be different, to see differently is to know differently and to know differently is to act differently. Your Spirit came upon Saul and he became a new man, Lord make me a new woman. A woman of God. A woman of purpose and passion. A woman of progress. A woman of discernment, a woman used of God to make your glory evident on the earth.

Your anointing enables me to PROPHESY, to speak your mind concerning a matter. To call those things that be not as though they were. Heavenly Father, you said you need those who are willing and obedient. Help me O lord, the anointing fell upon Saul and he began to prophecy, let your spirit enable me to speak the mind of God in my life, in my family, on the job, in your house. Everywhere I go Lord, use my mouth to speak your heart. Father, I ask your forgiveness in anyway I have taken the anointing over my life for granted. Let my testimony be that of David, always inquiring of the Lord for each step and even when I err O Lord, to come to you in total repentance. Help me Father, for to execute your will on earth, I need a fresh anointing. Thank you Holy Ghost.

Anointing, fall on me
Let the POWER of the Holy Ghost
Fall on me
Anointing fall on me

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me because the LORD has ANOINTED me TO preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, and provide for those who grieve in Zion; to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be called oaks of righteousness,a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor (Isiah 61:1-3)

The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in POWER, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you. (1st Samuel 10:6)

Friday, 19 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 13

A prayer for singles (Hmmm...)

Dear God, great is your faithfulness, great is your goodness towards those who fear you. Indeed you are very great. My testimony giver, my song. The One who shines light in the darkness, the one who grants me favour and makes me dine in the presence of the enemy. My Shepherd and my King. My God, I bless your name. Daddy, thank you for today. Thank you that the sun shines, the clouds bring forth rain. Thank you that the earth revolves around its axis, thank you that it still rotates around the sun. Thank you for the wisdom that you have placed in the minds of men, when I sit on a plane, I marvel. Lord, na u o. Thank you that I am still here. Father, you are worthy of praise.

Lord, thank you for the gift of being single. I know that sometimes I don't see it as a gift (U know how it is now..). Lord, teach me how to be grateful for the phase of life that I am in whilst preparing myself for where I am going. Teach me to enjoy where I'm at enroute to the next destination. Your word tells me that my maker is my Husband and truly you have been true to your word. You have stuck with me through thick and thin, loving me with an everlasting love. Thank you Jesus.

Father always remind me about what your word says about single people that we should be totally committed to working in your house for our desire should be unto you. Open my eyes to areas where I can serve; like David it is better for me to be a doorkeeper in your house than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Help me to always remember that being single does not equal being a second class citizen and that it doesn't matter what people's opinions are, you have spoken concerning my Boaz and because you have said it, I believe it and that settles it.

Thank you for giving me a renewed mind concerning the institution of marriage, thank you for the godly examples you have brought into my life, models of what it should be. Thank you for I know in this season you are shaping me into a virtuos woman, a good thing to the one who finds me. Teach me how to be a wife of noble character, one whose worth is far above rubies. May my husband have full confidence in me, I want to bring him good and not harm all the days of my life.

Father, you know it is my desire to be married, I won't even lie and say it isn't but my all consuming desire is to live a life of purpose, live the life you created me to live, doing all you created me to do. So while I wait, I wait in joy, I wait in peace, I wait in anticipation of what you are going to do, for the gift you will bless me (or have blessed me???) with. Daddy, give me the grace to encourage other single gals that we can be single and satisfied, we can be single and sassified because the totality of our beings is not our marital status. Father, I pray for Boaz, keep him safe and keep him for me. Lord give him the grace to keep me holy. Lord. I will wait for Mr Right, not Mr Right now, Mr Available or Mr patch-patch (lol!). Open my eyes to see and my ears to hear, help me not to be carried away with emotions.

Give us all the grace to be patient, to know that your time is truly the best, you said it doesn't matter so much when it happens as to who it happens with...well Lord, help me to remain pure. Thank you Jesus. I know you are working and all things will work together for my good. I give you glory, I give you praise. Living for you O Lord, that is my desire.

An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs. Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit 1st Corinthians 7:34

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 12

A Prayer for family

Thank you Holy Spirit. Your presence is always welcome in my life. Thank you for your fruit, thank you for your gifts. Thank you for your power. Thank you for all you do in my life, thank you for new life in you, the grace to do what I ought to do as opposed to what the flesh wants me to do. Heavenly Father today I am thankful for your sons. Thank you for the men who have stood up to be counted as men of standard. Fathers, who are in both word and deed, providing for and protecting their families, men of integrity who treat their wives and would be wives with utmost respect, hard working men doing their best, men of God knowing that at the end of the day when they put you first, everything else will fall into place. Lord, I know that a few bad eggs sometimes makes me have a jaded perspective but I'm sorry Lord because they were created by you and all you make is good. Thank you for opening my eyes to the truth in your word and seeing as you see. Thank you for fathers, sons, brothers, nephews, uncles and friends. Thank you for the men in my life, sometimes they make me want to scream (lol!) but I love them all so much and you have used them in shaping me into the woman I am today...so thank you.

Today Lord, I am praying for families. A family is the unit of society, dysfunctional families lead to dysfunctional communities and a dysfunctional nation. Father, concerning leadership in the house you said that if a man cannot manage his own home, he should not presume that he can manage the church..Lord, we have allowed the enemy to wreak havoc in the home. Rising divorce rates, teenage pregnancy, violent crimes amongst the youth all these things can be traced back to a generation that turned its back on you and decided to do things their own way. Where vows no longer mean anything...Lord, we can debate about the problems but I know that there is a rock that is higher than I that I can run to. You said except you build a house, we labour in vain to build it. Today, I invite you into the family, starting with me. Lord, come and reign as King.

Holy Spirit, teach us how to do what we should do. Remove pride and self centredness from us, help us as women to be wise and build our homes with love, peace and joy. Teach us how to make our homes; places of refuge from the stormy battles that are faced on the outside. Teach us to set the atmosphere in our homes; with prayer and positive confessions, that once the door is opened, people can almost smell the aroma of your presence. Help us to remember the things that really matter and keep you first place in our families. Teach us to comfort, encourage and give us patience, give me patience and an extra dose of patience.

Lord, I am not a man and cannot presume to even fathom what being one means but I pray that you that knows all things and sees all things will meet the men at the point of their need. Teach men how to love their wives as you love the church, as their own bodies (that cannot be easy)! Teach fathers how not to exasperate their children but to instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord, teach them Lord how important their role is in the home. I rebuke the spirit of absentee fathers in Jesus name.

As a child O lord, teach me to obey my parents in the Lord, to honour my parents and submit to them. They do not know everything but neither do I. Thank you for the relationship I have with my parents, help us to make it even better. Forgive me in any way I have not honoured them as I should have. Daddy, I speak peace where there has been strife, forgiveness where there has been bitterness, strength where there has been weakness. Heavenly Father, I pray for everyone that reads this that we will call upon your name concerning our families and that as your children our homes will be models for the world to follow in Jesus name I pray. That's the name that guarantees and answer.

Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways......your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons (and daughters) will be like olive shoots around your table, This is the man blessed who fears the Lord (Psalm 128:1,3-4)

Unless the Lord builds a house (home), its builders labour in vain(Psalm 127:1a)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 11

A prayer for peace

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly, Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

(First verse, "Be still my soul", by Catharina von Schlegel

Ancient of Days, I am that I am, Holy One, you deserve the glory, honour and praise. Thank you for another opportunity to give you praise. In all the seasons of life, you remain God. From infancy to childhood; adolescence to adulthood, even as a rocking elder, you will still be God showing yourself strong and mighty. In autumn, winter, summer and spring, you are God.

Father today I thank you for my family, those connected by blood and those you have grafted into the 'quilt' of my life. Daddy, we may be related but we are different people, different personalities and different outlooks on life and due to that we do not always get along, sometimes we outright clash, sometimes we throw the fruit of the spirit like patience, self-control out of the window as we really get down to it but Lord I thank you that you have bound us together with love. Your love keeps us and guides us and we pull together even when circumstances want to pull us apart.

Today I pray for peace; that stillness that comes not because there is no storm but because you are with me in the storm and until there comes a wind that you cannot still, then teach me to know that there is no reason to be afraid. Like Gideon who built an altar to Jehovah Shalom- the Lord is peace even though the enemy was on all sides give me that peace in my heart. I speak to the storms, I command the waves with the authority vested in me as a child of God and I say Peace, be still. I speak to my heart, I speak to my soul, Be still. I encourage myself in the word of God and choose to bear patiently, like Joeseph until the word that has been spoken over my life comes to manifestation.

Daddy, Lord I must be at peace for you are my peace. Holy Spirit you enable me bear the fruit of peace. Your word says blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God. O lord as I pursue peace in my own life, help me to also be a bearer of peace, help me O Lord not to add strife to the lives of others, let my words and my actions bring about peace in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray for fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, husbands and wives, mothers in 'love' and daughters in 'love' father give us all peace in Jesus name.

For He himself is our peace Ephesians 2:14

Friday, 12 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 10

A prayer for a new thing

Eternal rock of ages, thank you for breath. I have breath so I will praise your name. Today, I am ever thankful for the relationship that I have with you. You pursued me relentlessly, i didn't have a choice but to return the love that you have shown to me. I wasn't worthy of your love, I didn't deserve it but you loved me anyway. You are the One who has never missed a date, never been late for an appointment, loved me through weight loss and weight gain. Loved me through the valleys and the mountains. Thank you for your unfailing love. O Lord, I bless your name.

Father, your word says that I should forget the former things and not dwell on the past. Father, you know that the past has pain, the past has lack, the past is full of hurts and things I truly want to forget but Lord in my quiet moments I find myself going back and rehearsing the past and it seems I'm back at square zero. Lord give me the strength to let go of it all. Like Paul, I want to forget those things that are behind and strain towards what is ahead of me in my destiny. I want to press towards the goal to win the prize for which you have called me. I know the thoughts you have towards me are thoughts of good and not of evil to give me a future and a hope. A future and a hope...a beautiful future, a future and a hope. Father, I hope in your word.

Daddy, there are no impossibilities in you. With man, some things are impossible but with you all things are possible. O Lord, I believe you for a new thing in my family, in my future, in my finances, in my education, in my body, in my relationships, in my career, in my ministry, in my destiny. What people have called impossible, show that it is possible in Jesus name. Create ways in the wilderness and streams in the desert. Father where people see famine, show me prosperity. Isaac obeyed you and sowed in the land and he reaped a hundred fold. Thank you Lord, I step into a new day with you. In the name that guarantees an answer, the name of Jesus. Amen

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland Isaiah 43:18-19

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 9

A prayer for faith

Daddy, a new morning. 11 hours away from home and eight hours behind GMT but Lord you remain the same, you are God, here, there and everywhere. You speak all languages, your wisdom is infinite. I will continue to bless and praise your name because there is noone like you. Faithful are you O lord, mighty is your name. Be exalted O Lord, above the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth. My soul will magnify your name, my lips will rejoice and make music, my body shall dance for you are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. None can compare to you, indeed there is no one like you.

Faith is being SURE of what we hope for, being confident of things that we have not yet seen. Lord, it's taking you at your word, that if you said it, it will come to pass. Your word says that it is impossible to please you without faith. Daddy, I know this but some days my faith vanishes out of the window as I allow fear to overwhelm me. Fear of tomorrow, fear of the unknown, fear; the devils mirage that makes me stop. O Lord, help me in my unbelief, increase my faith O Lord. I choose to trust in your word. You said that blessed are those who believe without seeing, help me Lord to keep my spiritual eyes open that I may not be overwhelmed by what my natural eyes see. That I may know that although the issues I face daily are real, Lord many are those who are with me than those who are against me, that you are for me, that you are faithful concerning your promises in my life.

Lord, when I evaluate my life, I look at those things that I do not have, I compare where I sense You want me to be to where I actually am and I ask "Is it ever gonna happen?" . Like Sarah, sometimes I laugh with a tinge of bitterness and ask "How can this be" but you are a God who does not obey natural laws, your word says If I have faith like a mustard seed, I can command mountains. Lord, give me that faith that believes for the impossible. I want to walk on water, I want to prosper in famine. I want to confess those promises in your word, irrespective of what the situation looks like. I want to live by faith!

Our relationship is by faith for how does one believe in a God that one does not see with the natural eyes but Lord I have seen your work in my life and I thank you. Lord send people into my life who strengthen and encourage me in my faith so that in trials I will not be unsettled. Help me to stand firm in you and your word for your word is truth. Let every man be a liar, you alone be true. I receive all that you have for me in Jesus name.

Thank you Lord for faith, a renewed faith. In my life, do what you alone can do O Lord in Jesus name. Amen. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we have faith in our God who gives us SUPERNATURAL SUCCESS.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1st Peter 1:6-8

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 8

A prayer for love

Daddy, thank you for a new day. A day full of opportunities; opportunities to remedy the mistakes of yesterday; opportunities to create new memories today and opportunities to sow towards the future and the hope that you have created for me. O Lord, I give you praise, Daddy I magnify your name. Thank you especially for today, today is Ebony's birthday (people please go and show some love!). Daddy thank you for her life, thank you for using her to bless us through her blog. Thank you for using her to bless me through her words, prayers and encouragement. Father, thank you because this is a new season in her life and I know that you will do wonderful things that are marvellous in our eyes in Jesus name.

Father, thank you for being a God of love, you who so loved the world that you gave your Only Beloved son to die for me while I was yet a sinner. Father, teach me how to love the way you do. Your word says that I should not love the world or the things in the world for if I do, your love is not in me for no one can serve two masters. Father, I need your love to be in me, give me the grace to always say no to the world and yes to you. The greatest commandment is not that we pray or shout or sing but that we love you with all our heart, all our mind and with all our strength. You said that if we love you we will obey your commandments. Of myself, I cannot, the pull of my flesh towards the things of this world can be so magnetic but Lord let your grace be sufficient. You said the weak should confess that they are strong, I need your strength O Lord.

You word also says, i should love my neighbour, you said we should love one another. Here, O Lord I still struggle. It can be hard work, Daddy to love without receiving anything in return, to love without it being appreciated because I know that far from being something that I feel, love is something that I do. Your word says that my love should not just be in words and tongue but in actions and truth, you said if we love one another that you would live in us and make your love complete in us. Your Word also shows that I cannot truly love you and not love others. I ask O Lord, teach me to love like you, to say sorry first, to say thank you, to be there, to be available to do what needs to be done, to laugh, to cry, to celebrate and to forgive for love covers a multitude of sins. A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity. God, it's easy to write it, easy to say it but difficult to live it. The fruit of the spirit is love, Holy Spirit please plant that seed in me again and help me to do your will O lord.

Thank you for the people you have brought into my life to love me, thank you for those you have commanded me to love, even when it is difficult. I choose to love. Thank you Father for by your grace I can do. I commit all relationships that need restoration before your throne of grace. Let love be the cement that glues the broken pieces back together O Lord in Jesus name. For those who have loved and it seems that they have lost o Lord, let them be encouraged by your word which reminds us that those that leave did not belong to us for if they had belonged to us they would have remained with us; but their going showed that they did not belong to us. Give us the grace to wait for the one who will remain with us, loving unconditionally as you do. Take all the glory, take all the honour, take all the praise in Jesus name.

2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we prepare to CROSS OVER and TAKE OVER.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God 1st John 4:7

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins 2nd Peter 4:8

A season of prayer; Day 7

A prayer for protection

Daddy, I thank you. I give you praise and glorify your name for you are good and your mercies endureth forever. The Mighty One in Israel who is still mighty in the United Kingdom, the United States, in Africa, in India, in Australia, Baba you reign on high and your mercies endureth forever. You speak all languages but your word is one, a rewarder of them that diligently seek you. I give you praise and glorify your name. Take all the glory Lord, take all the honour and adoration in Jesus name.

Daddy, thank you for being Jehovah Nissi, the God who is my banner. In this war against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness and evil thoughts and imaginations, I can raise the flag that says this one belongs to the Lord of Hosts. Your word says you surround the righteous as a shield. Thank you for the blood of Jesus, as I plead it, you allow death to pass over, you allow sickness to passover. Thank you Jesus.

Lord, my God, how excellent is your name in all the earth. I do not trust in horses or chariots for although the horse is made ready for the day of battle, victory comes from the Lord. I choose not to be afraid, your word says you will contend with those that contend against me. Your word says that I am blessed and no one can curse who God has blessed. Your word says that the causeless curse shall never come to rest and that your anointed ones should be done no harm. Your word says there is no sorcery against Jacob and no divination against Israel. Thank you for journey mercies, everyday in 2008. I went out and came back in, my family as well. We travelled by air, train, car and you protected us. You went before us and kept our paths straight. Not because of our goodness but because of your faithfulness to your word.

Father, I thank you for You who protected us in 2008, will continue to protect us in Jesus name.

2008 continues to remain our year of uncommon testimonies as we TAKE OVER without a CARRY OVER.

The Lord is my rock,my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold Psalm 18:2

Monday, 8 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 6

A Prayer for stress-free livin'

Everybody move your body now
Forget about the blue days
Everybody move your body now
Tomorrow (Today)is a good day
Styl-Plus "Imagine that"

Unsearchable One, Unquestionable one, Unchanging changer, Unanswered Answer, Unshaking shaker, the full stop, O Lord, my soul delights in you. I give you praise for a new day. Nagode, Ese modupe, dalu. Thank you for today. That you for pressing in through my period of melachonoly with your joy and peace. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for using the little things like the lyrics of that song to lift my spirits. I will move my body, left, right and forward, breakdancing like remi because TODAY is a good day, joy has come in the morning!

Father, I approach your throne repenting for doubting your word and looking around me instead of looking up. Your word says that I should keep looking unto Jesus who is the Authour and finisher of my faith. Yesterday when I couldn't find the jewellry, I began to panic, I began to get upset, I began to cry but I didn't begin to call unto you or to speak in tongues and even when I prayed it was more like a prayer by the disciples when the boat was in the storm "careth not thou if we perish". Lord, you know how easy it usually is for me to get stressed up. School reports, homework, rent, bills, shopping, cleaning e.t.c. Trying to juggle it all in my strength instead of relying on your grace to be sufficient, to allow your strength be perfected in my weakness.

Daddy, help me for stress free livin, always remind me that because you are in the boat, I will make it to the other side.I will always make it because you have the power to command the waves to be still. Give me peace O Lord. Teach me to trust in the logos and your rhema. Dear Lord, please help me find my jewellry, it is really precious to me but I refuse to be stressed about it. Your word says I should be anxious for nothing but I should make my requests known unto you by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. You said if I do that you will give me Your peace; a peace from above that transcends all understanding to guard my heart and mind. Thank you Lord. No panic attacks, no crying, no depression. I will pack my bags and focus on your goodness in my life. Father, I am trusting in you, I have poured out my heart to you for you are my refuge.

Thank you Lord for the journey, I ask for your protection and your favour. I also ask for self-control! Lord, you know I need it. Thank you for being a Father, thank you for being a Friend, thank you for hugging me when I feel you should be spanking me. I love you Lord. I pray that you give peace, your peace to those who need it in Jesus name.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song Psalm 28:7

Sunday, 7 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 4 and 5

A prayer for wisdom

King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Olodumare, Kabiyesi, Awesome one, Ancient of Days, Father of light, Father of love, the Holy One who loved an unholy people. Righteous One, who clothes me with His righteousness, the I am that I am, the I will God. The pillar that holds my life, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, my balm in Gilead, my Rose of Sharon, my lily of the valley, my bright and morning star. King of kings, there is noone like you. Take glory o Lord in the mighty name of Jesus.

Father today as I come into your presence, thanksgiving is on my lips, thanksgiving is in my heart. I am grateful for salvation, o lord to be one of the called. To be assured that my eternity will be spent with you. Lord, I am grateful for what was easy for me was not easy for you, while I was still a sinner, you sent your Son to die for me. He took the curse upon Himself that I might live a blessed life. Dear Lord, I thank you. Forgive me when I take this new life for granted. Thank you Lord.

Father your word says that we should ask that we may receive, we should seek so that we may find, we should ask and the door will be opened to us. Today O lord, I come to ask for wisdom, to know your heart and your will concerning the issues of life. Your word O Lord says that if any lack wisdom, he or she should ask God who gives generously to all and it will be given to us. Your word also says, wisdom is the principle thing and as we go for it we should add understanding. Yet again your word says that you O lord gives wisdom and from your mouth comes knowledge and understanding. Wisdom is more precious than rubies, with wisdom are riches and honour, enduring wealth and prosperity for the fruit of wisdom is better than fine gold.

Lord, I need your wisdom, not earthly wisdom, not knowledge that comes from my education or even the books I have read but Baba, wisdom that comes from you, for the wisdom that comes from you reveals the things hidden in the secret and dark places. Your wisdom comes with answers to life's questions. Daddy, you know how confused I get at the crossroads of life, turning left, right, forward and backward, making movement but not making progress. Lord give me wisdom, give me understaning. The wisdom that enables me to be a solution provider where people only see problems. Your word says that a reverent fear of you is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is the beginning of understanding. Help me to fear you. Daddy, let your instruction guide me, let your discernment lead me. Even in the situations that I face, Lord show me what to do. To go forward or to wait. To say yes or to say no.

Teach me to be a wise woman who builds her house, even when the wise decision does not make sense in the natural, give me the inner strength to walk on the narrow path. Let wisdom enable me fear evil and shun evil. Thank you Lord, thank you Father. Bless me, O Lord in Jesus name. Father, grant as many as read these words your wisdom in Jesus name.

By wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. A wise man has great power and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance and for victory many advisers Proverbs 24:3-6

Friday, 5 December 2008

A season of prayer; Day 3

A prayer for the presence of God

Dear Daddy, thank you for today. Your word says that you will teach us to number our days so that we may apply ourselves to wisdom. Daddy, thank you because I am still here, hale and hearty, well fed, clothed, sheltered, educated and loved. I give you glory. Thank you for this season of drawing close to you, of learning the power of and in prayer.

Today, Daddy I'm praying to be more aware of your presence. You said that you would be with us always, even to the very end of the age. Lord, I've read this before but you know very well that I struggle with walking in this sometimes because I am more aware of situations, I am more aware of problems, I am more aware of people and things than I am of you. Lord, I want to go into the new year being aware of YOU. Of your goodness in my life, of your faithfulness, that you are with me in the fire, you are with me in the flood, you are with me in the desert, you are with me in the valleys.

Lord, you are my very present help in the time of need. In your presence is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures for ever more. Like David, please forgive me for things that I have done that could cast me away from your presence. I will wait patiently for you for I know you will turn to me and hear my cry. Teach me how to rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Father, help me to remember that you will be with me in the day of trouble and will deliver me. You were with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joeseph. Your presence in Joeseph's life enabled him to get to the palace irrespective of all the obstacles on his way.

Holy Spirit, always remind me that it's not about me but it's about your presence in my life. Like Moses, if your presence does not go with me, I choose not to go in that direction, give me strength o Lord. Thank you father for everything. Lord, I ask that for every one who needs it, that they be aware of your presence and not only aware of it but that they remember your presence comes with your power and your power comes with the ability to TURN THINGS AROUND.

Thank you Lord.

God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at the break of day Psalm 46:5

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A season of prayer..Day 2

A Prayer of consecration

Heavenly Father, I give you praise. I honour and adore your name. Thank you for this new day, a day you created for me to rejoice and be glad in. A day of accomplishing your purpose for my life. A day of taking fresh new steps towards the destiny you have for me. I give you glory and I give you praise.

Daddy, in this season of prayer,I ask for your consecration. Help me to separate from thoughts, words and actions that do not give you glory. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight O Lord. Your word says to be holy for you are holy, to be holy is to be set apart, to be consecrated for the Masters use. Lord I need your strength because of myself I can do nothing. Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Let my words be pure and emanate from a pure heart.

Holy Spirit, I need your help to walk in the spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Father, I receive the grace to live a Holy life. Help me O Lord in Jesus name. Give me the grace to be a vessel worthy of honour in Jesus name.

Lord who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from His heart and has no slander on his tongue..Psalm 15:1-3a

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A season of prayer..

In church, we are having a season of prayer. These past few weeks have made me realise how much I really need my Father, how much I rely on Him and in this season I really want to go deeper in my relationship with Him escpecially through prayer. Feel free to join me and as we pray together I am believing God for the impossible.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving.

Heavenly Father, I thank you. Thank you. Your word says that I should enter your gates with thanksgiving in my heart. Today, not only are my thanks in my heart but they are also coming from my lips. I thank you that today, December 3rd 2008, Ms Believer is still here and still standing. I thank you for the gift of life, I join all others that have breath to praise your name. I thank you that you remain as faithful to me today as you were on Jan 1st. Thank you for my family, this year with our eyes we saw, with our ears we heard but you never let destruction come near the place of our dwelling. Thank you for the opportunities that have come so far, thank you for those that are still coming.

Thank you Father for you are so true to your character, thank you for being Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Tsikendu, Jehovah Rohi, Yahweh, the I am that I am, the Ancient of Days escpecially at this time thank you for being Jehovah Jireh. Thank you for being my strength, my shield and my exceedingly great reward. O Lord, I bless your name. Thank you Lord that I can lift up my voice and pray, thank you that I have access to the Holy of Holies by the blood of the lamb. Thank you for this season of prayer, thank you for the strength to pray and not faint. thank you for your word with it's exceedingly great and precious promises. Thank you for the assurance that when we pray, you hear us and you answer. Thank you for today, a day to rejoice and be glad in.

Lord I give you praise, I magnify your name O lord in Jesus name.

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth Psalm 34:1

Monday, 1 December 2008


Today, December 1st, bloggers all over the blogosphere will speak out. Today, we will say why we believe in God. Feel free to join the fun and do this on your blog.


Why? Simply because of His love for me.

He loved me as a seven year old who came out to ask Jesus to be her Lord and saviour. He loved me as a teenager who ran away from Him to be seen as ‘cool’. He loved me one ordinary September day in 1998 when I listened to Oslo Gospel Choir saying I could come just as I was and receive the Love of a Father that would never let me go. He loved me through seasons of doubt and being angry with Him. He loved me when I decided I was not going to pray and I was finally ready to do things my own way. He loved me when I repented and said, “I surrender”. He loved me when I left home and had to really take up the cross daily and follow Him. He loved me when the boy pointed a gun at me and told me to keep quiet. He loved me when I walked away from that with no physical or emotional scars. God loved me when I didn’t love myself, when I wanted to be thinner, lighter, darker, taller, more intelligent even more spiritual. He loved me when I didn’t believe in myself, when low self-esteem was draining my joy and stealing my life. He loved me in the season of plenty and in the season of little.

I’d always thought He must have fallen in love with me when I decided to make Him my Lord and Saviour, then I thought it must have been when I was born, when I took my first breath. Now I know, that even before the foundations of the earth, He loved me. He loved me over 2000 years ago when His Son was nailed on a cross to die for my sins. He loved me when the curtains were rent in two so that I could have direct access to Him forever, I could enter the Holy of Holies by the blood of the Lamb. He loved me then and He loves me still and it is so comforting to know. He loves me like a father, like a mother, like a friend, like a husband, it is an everlasting love.

Some do not believe there is a God because they cannot correlate a righteous God with unrighteous happenings around them. Some have believed but do not believe anymore because they experienced great disappointment and pain. I have loved and lost before but that does not negate the fact that those that I have loved still exist. To deny the existence of a Person does not make them cease to exist. When you have had conversations with a PERSON, laughed and cried with them, held them, experienced them, they cannot cease to exist..Walking with God does not mean an end to challenges, rather expect trials and tribulations but KNOW that you have a God who loves you in and through them and will stick with you no matter what.


Read why others believe.

Favoured Girl
God's leading lady
No Limit

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Psalm 46

This morning when I woke up, I felt led to read Psalm 46. I have been blessed by it and hope to thoughtfully meditate on it all through the day. I pray it will bless you as well

1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields [b] with fire.

I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46 (NIV) Capitals and italics mine.

Father today I thank you for pressure, I thank you for deadlines and submission dates. I thank you because they all work to reveal the strength that you have given me. I thank you because they help me to realise that it's never been about me but about you working through me. I thank you because it teaches me to be still and know that you are God. Be exalted through me O lord in Jesus name.

Trials don't come to kill, they come to reveal...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

My new song!

Wonderful, Magnificent God
I am in awe of your wonder
I bask in your splendour
You alone are God
For there is no like you
You have put a new song in my mouth
A song of praise and thanksgiving
A song of testimony
For indeed the Lord has been in the midst of us
and He has shown Himself to be mighty
For while I was crying
God was working
While I wondering
God was working
While I was worrying
God was working
Even now God is working
Working on my behalf
On yours too
The One who can never leave me or forsake me
He has put a big smile on my face
He is the joy of my salvation
My banner
I am His chiquitita
His beautiful bride
He has made me glad
He has made me very glad

Never allow the enemy steal praise from your lips, never allow the enemy to steal your worship. Encourage yourself in the Lord, He will give you a new song. I'm singing my own.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONY. Remember before uncommon testimony usually comes uncommon challenges but the Lord is your strength. Receive your joy back. I've got mine and I'm celebrating!

Monday, 17 November 2008


Trying to laugh
but I can't laugh
Trying to cry
but the tears aren't coming
Trying to tell you how I feel
but I can't speak
Trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel
but I can't see
Trying to make sense of it all
but it just isn't coming together
Trying to reach for you
but I can't find you
Trying alternatives
but nothing compares
I'm not laughing or crying
I'm not speaking or seeing
I'm not looking or compromising
I'm knowing
Knowing my God
Knowing His promises
Knowing His way
Knowing His will
Knowing He lives in me
Knowing He makes all things beautiful in His time
Knowing He loves me
I'm no longer trying, I'm KNOWING
For I must know to BELIEVE

He will come and save you

Today I am grateful for Bob Fitts and Gary Sandler who wrote this song in 1995. Here I am meditating on and encouraging myself with the words on the 17th of November 2008. Ahh, the words that God has given you, they know no boundaries, no colour, no gender, they will definitely minister to those that the Lord has intended for you to minister to.

This is my testimony this morning. Father, I call upon your name, you said in this world there would be tribulation but I should be of good cheer for you have overcome the world. You said you are the one who saves me, those who know their God are strong and do exploits. I have been tired, weak and afraid. I have made myself sick with worry but now I choose to encourage myself in your word, to encourage myself in your truth that as I commit my plans into your hand, you will make them succeed. You are my strength, my song and my hope so I'm giving it another shot. Thank you Jesus.

Say to those who are fearful hearted
Do not be afraid
The Lord your God will come
And with His mighty arm
When you call on His Name
He will come and save you

He will come and save you
He will come and save you
Say to the weary one
Your God will surely come
He will come and save you
He will come and save you
Lift up your eyes to Him
You will arise again
He will come and save you

Say those who are broken hearted
Do not lose your faith
The Lord your God will come
And with His loving hand
When you call on His Name
He will surely come

He is our refuge in the day of trouble
He is our shelter in the time of storm
He is our tower in the day of sorrow
Our fortress in the time of war


Bob Fitts, Gary Sandler (1995) Integrity's Hosanna Music

Sunday, 16 November 2008


Chiquitita, tell me whats wrong
You're enchained by your own sorrow
In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow
How I hate to see you like this
There is no way you can deny it
I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth
I'm a shoulder you can cry on
Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on
You were always sure of yourself
Now I see youve broken a feather
I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
You'll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down
And your loves a blown out candle
All is gone and it seems too hard to handle
Chiquitita, tell me the truth
There is no way you can deny it
I see that youre oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know
How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leaving
Youll be dancing once again and the pain will end
You will have no time for grieving
Chiquitita, you and I cry
But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you
Let me hear you sing once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita
Try once more like you did before
Sing a new song, chiquitita

Lyrics to Chiquitita by Abba

The words are by Abba but when this song came up on my Ipod this week it could really have been God speaking to me, He is my Sun that is still in the sky and shining above me so I'll try and sing a new song....

Remain blessed, 2008 continues to remain our year of uncommon testimonies. So believe God is with you even when it doesn't look so.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Love is...(Part II)

Love is hard work. Sometimes we make the assumption that because we love people, all that it takes to keep our relationships (I use this term loosely)will come to us naturally. That has not been my experience.It is against the nature of the natural man to put the needs of another person over yours.

Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs 1st Corinthians 13

Erm, although this bit of my Bible is highlighted, I know I've not really been living it out because I don't know about you but I find it hard especially the not easily angered part and not keeping a record of wrongs! I've come to realise that love is more than something I feel, it's something I do. Like they say, love is a verb!

Love may involve time in the gym staying in shape, it may mean forgiving someone who has hurt you deeply, it may mean learning how to cook a specific meal in a specific way (this applies to both boys and girls!!), it may mean patiently waiting while she decides whether gold or silver accessories are more appropriate. It may mean learning how to put the toilet seat down (or back up?). It may involve retraining your hands to squeeze the toothpaste from the end of the tube or realising that it doesn't really matter!

Love sometimes means letting go of my pride and admitting I don't have it all together and seeking counsel. Love involves commitment, digging my heels in and saying though there might be some better people out there, I believe you are the best for me. The grass may seem greener on the other side but it's because the people on the other side of the fence put in the work to sow, water, fertilise and weed the lawn and I'm willing to do what it takes to make this green as well. A beautiful garden does not happen by accident, it takes a lot of hard work, determination, consistency and maturity.

Especially maturity..when i was a child, i TALKED like a child, i THOUGHT like a child, i REASONED like a child. When I became a MAN (or WOMAN), I put my childish ways behind me (1st Corinthians 13:11 NIV. Love is hard work but God gives us the grace. The fruit of the Spirit is love (Galatians 5:22) and God will teach us what we need to do but more especially who we need to be.

This post just seems to be here, there and everywhere but I am trusting God for restoration in the area of relationships, whether between husband and wife, mother and daughter, fathers and son. Let there be love shared amongst us, it may be hard but there is no life without love!

Remain blessed. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES.

I am still here...

Thanking God
Praising God
Being forgiven
Lonely sometimes
but never alone
yet through it all..
it's so good to know that
Someone loves me
every day, hour, minute and second
He's holding me
therefore I AM STILL HERE...

Friday, 17 October 2008

I will

I have been studying some chapters in Isaiah and I have recognised a new name for my King and my Lord, He is the "I will" God. Thank God for God because there is no-one like Him, thank God because we can never exhaust all that He has to teach us from His word, all that He asks is that we trust and obey Him and He reveals more of Himself to us.

God said in His word that He is both "willing and able to do of His good pleasure". He told me, "when I say I will, that is exactly what I mean, I don't mean I may or I am trying to or even I can but I will". God is a God of covenant and He is a promise keeper. God is not a man, He cannot lie and He cannot fail. If He said I will, it will come to pass, here a few things He has promised to His children and I really want to run with it.

I will make a way in the wilderness
I will make crooked places straight
I will cut asunder the gates of brass and the bars of iron
I will rivers flow on dry hills
I will change the DESERT into a LAKE OF WATER and dry lands into FOUNTAINS OF WATER
I will make you STRONG and I will HELP you
I will support you with my right hand that saves you
(different chapters and verses in Isaiah 40-44)

Unfortunately for the devil, as he always tries to copy and imitate, he creates his own i will,

i will stop you
i will steal your joy
i will destroy your destiny
i will steal your peace

but he always forgets that the created can never be greater than the Creator, the one who was made can never be greater than the Maker, so to all the enemies plans, God simply says "You will not" and that settles it.

Fortunately for us, when we choose to believe, choose to agree and choose to walk in God's purpose for our lives, we are able to walk in His will as well.

We will walk on mountains and crush them
We will make the hills like chaff
We will be happy in the Lord (rebuke every spirit of heaviness and depression that comes to steal your joy)
We will be proud of the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:15-15 NCV).

This is what we will do, not try to do, not hope to do, WE WILL. I thank God because I have come to a stage in my life where I know to cross the hurdles in front of me requires the hand of God, no longer human wisdom but that which comes from above. I'm still learning to walk in obedience, it is the key that opens a lot of doors. IT IS WELL!

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of uncommon testimonies as we have been EMPOWERED to PROSPER.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

When God doesn't make sense.....

at least to me anyway!!!

Lord, I love and worship you. I give you all glory for you are worthy of all praise, you are the....
"Forgive H"
"Love H"
"Take H back"
"That's fine Lord as long as you are not talking about H as in H", "that's exactly who I'm talking about"
But H said...."I know"
And H did....."I know"
I am angry, really angry,in short I don't think you know....."I know"
And yet I should..."Yes". "It may not make sense to you but I need you to trust me".

It didn't make sense for Noah to build an ark when no one had ever seen rain before. I can imagine how the servants felt when Jesus asked them to serve water as wine at the wedding at Cana.
What about the army of Israel, walking round the walls of Jericho not even saying a word for seven days?

God told Hosea to marry a woman who would be unfaithful to him but he should still love her anyway (Hosea 1:2; 3:1-2). I wonder what Hosea's pastor would have said when he and Gomer showed up for pre-marital counselling! I'm beginning to learn new things about God, that sometimes He asks us to do stuff that from a natural perspective does not make sense but at those times we need to remember that our God is a God of purpose and He sees things from a different point of view than us but we need to trust Him, really need to trust Him, because it takes trust to walk on a tightrope without a safety net underneath just based on having someone on the other side telling you that you can make it. I want to assure you that if that Someone is Jesus, take a deep breath and walk, don't look down, don't look around, look at Jesus, fix your eyes on the prize, fix your gaze on Jesus. The Bible says we should keep looking at Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Personally, I have my own list of instructions, apart from H, anything I think God is asking me to do, I do. It isn't easy and sometimes I must admit, I obey grudgingly, even crying sometimes but God has been faithful and patient and kind and loving with me so I encourage you to keep pressing on and going strong. One thing I know is that it's the same ark that people laugh and mock as you are building will be the very thing that will preserve you in the day of the storm. It is well.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of uncommon testimonies as we have been empowered to prosper whether the enemy likes it or not. We will prosper in spite of bailouts or whatever the FTSE, Nikkei or NASDAQ says, it is indeed well!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

The heart of a worshipper...

beats for God, is totally enamoured with God, is at home in His presence, is secure in the love of God. The heart of a worshipper can afford to be naked before God, knowing that even when it is not perfect, it is held by the perfect love of God.

I had an interesting worship experience in church this morning. God said "Believer, learn to be a worshipper, learn to press into my presence, learn to leave all your troubles on the outside and come to a place in Me, a place where you know that I am the One, that One who makes your crooked places straight, the One who is doing a new thing in your life, the One who is your testimony, the One who is your strength, the One who has anointed you to excel, to rise above circumstances. You can't come into this place and leave the same, you come out refreshed, you come out rejoicing, you come out with your faith increased knowing that no matter what the enemy throws your way, it's never over for you before God says so".

So go into this week making a conscious decision, conscious because it's not going to be easy, to worship God. I don't mean playing slow songs in your car or on your Ipod but even pressing beyond that to live acknowledging that Igwe is number one and He is worth everything, you may cry, you may roll on the floor, you may jump up and down or you may just sit in total silence as you ponder on the wonder that is God.

He is
the pillar that holds me secure in a world of changing circumstances
the One who can never lie
the same yesterday, today and forever
the Love of my life, the love of my life, the love of my life
my righteousness, my Healer, my King
my God
my mighty rock
my light, the lifter up of my head
my covenant keeping God

Be magnified Baba
Be glorified
Be honoured
Be praised
This is a token of praise, this is nothing for my heart is full but my words have failed me. Look into my heart O Lord.

I pray that this week you realise the One who you are in love with. There is no one like Him, talk to Him, tell Him what is on your mind, listen and He will speak to you. If He seems quiet, trust the silence that even in silence God is working. A seed does not talk when it is dying in the ground before it germinates, it just shows up, so don't worry if it seems nothing is happening. God is working behind the scenes of your life and you will show up at the right time, in God's time, not man's time.

Remain blessed. 2008 remains our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES. We have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

Friday, 26 September 2008

So I'm an honest blogger!


Hi everyone

Thanks for your wonderful comments and prayers for my birthday. I've stepped into a new season and I'm really taking time to read the words on this blog and do my best to live by them. I really want to be an honest blogger, I think to help me on this journey, the one, the only FAVOURED GIRL has nominated me as a certified honest blogger! Thanks girl.

My acceptance speech;

Cough,cough...I would like to thank YOU all for taking the time to read my blog, for being my home away from home because home is where the heart is, for praying for and with me, for taking the time (your most precious asset) and sharing it with me. To those who blog and to those who don't, God bless and keep you and continuously cause His face to shine upon you. I truly love you all. Remain blessed and highly favoured.

Here are the rules of the award:
1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back
2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with an award
4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
5. And then pass it on!

So I'm passing on the award to the following bloggers in no particular order:

Life of a Stranger
Remi Banjo

Please pass it on.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONY as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER. Much love to you all.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

The power of choice

Thanks for all your comments and prayers. She and the family are strong, I know the Lord is in control. I've just been reflecting on the power of choice. Like today, I woke up with the choice to be sad and depressed over some issues in my life or to be happy and thankful for the faithfulness of God in challenging times!

Truth be told, I chose the former for the first few hours of the day but after much thought, meditation and listening to Kirk Franklin's "Keep your head" a zillion times I've decided to choose to be happy! Not just happy but rejoicing, rejoicing not in circumstances but rejoicing in the Lord!

I am still here, a year older today (as well as Nyemoni, Andrea Bocelli, W.B, N.A, 30+'s brother!!)hopefully wiser and stronger. I'm an aunt to the most adorable boy in the world (Bobo, na u biko...), I have food to eat, somewhere to lay my head, people that love me and have been there for me but have been taken for granted as I pursued...In life, if we look closely, the things that are actually working for us are more than the things that aren't but because we choose to focus on the issues they become more magnified.

I think I should be more a doer of what I write than a writer! Just to encourage someone that to walk with Christ is never easy, sometimes I feel like in this walk with Jesus, He always takes me on a long path but I am encouraged that it is the right path for me, I just don't know it because I'm looking at it through my eyes.

No matter what you are going through, God sees you, He knows you and He loves you. You need to believe that He loves you. He loves you a lot, He loves you even more than a mother can and you don't mess with a mother's love. So be still and know that He is God. I never tell people not to cry when they are hurt but as the tears fall from your eyes, know that it's never over until God says it's over, it's never OVER until you WIN. And win, we will because we are overcomers.

@ayo, it is well!

Today I choose to MAGNIFY the Lord. O lord, you are very great, forgive me for looking down instead of looking up. There is no one like you, there is no one who can take your place. Almighty God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I worship you. Ancient of Days, all-seeing and all-knowing one, I praise you. The wonders you have done, the works of your hands are marvellous in my sight today and forever more.
Sorry for being an ungrateful servant, thank you for being ever faithful. Thank you for strength and thank you because I know that I am a winner you. Amen and amen.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues (whether ekwensu likes it or not!) to be our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES because we have been EMPOWERED to PROSPER!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I spoke to my mum a few hours ago, a close friend's dad died yesterday night. She is more like a sister than a friend, when I called her she said she knew I would be in school and she didn't want me to break down in school so she sent my mum a text instead, that's how wonderful she is!

I am shocked, not because I feel that life on this side goes on forever but just amazed at how I always seem to feel that I have enough time. Enough time to forgive the people who have hurt me, enough time to do one, two, three things that I have always wanted to do, enough time to spend in dead-end relationships that sap my joy and energy. Enough time to say thank you to those people who have been used by God to be a blessing to me.

People like Papa. That's what we called him, more like Paaaaaaaaapa, always stressing the first Pa, Papa thank you for welcoming me as a member of your family, I remember all the gists and how you used to make us watch the 9'o clock news. Thank you for the indomie and biscuits you used to pack for us when we were going back to school. Thank you for being a blessing to me. I remember our last conversation, I can't believe we won't see as agreed. Sorry this thank you comes so late. I will try and always be a good sister to ****. I thought you would wait to see us grow up.

Today, please take some time to let the people you love know you love them. It may just mean saying I love you or showing them in a way you know they will appreciate. Blogfam, I love you all. Rinrin, thank you. Thank you all for your encouragement, your support, your comments and your prayers.

It's a bittersweet moment because Papa is in a better place.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Double WoW!

Hi everyone,

I trust that you are blessed and highly favoured. You are blessed not because everything is working just the way you want it to or you are where you want to be, you are blessed because.....(insert drumroll!!) you are blessed because GOD SAID SO. So believe it and that settles it. Joeseph was blessed, in his father's house, in the pit, as a slave, in prison and as a prime minister. His blessing did not start in Pharoah's palace, it had been within him all along so be encouraged. Thank you Jesus for this word. I really needed it.

Please can you take the time to visit Double WoW, that's a new mini-project, there are some questions there that I would like us to take the time to ponder on.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

A little note on gratitude...
Things may not be the way you want
But no matter how bad things seem
there is always something to be grateful for
if you are reading this say thank you God
for the littlest things
today i thanked Him
for the fact that
when I wear a dress for the first time
I'm usually the first person to have worn it
because if truth be told
it hasn't always been that way
Thank you Jesus

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

starting small, FINISHING GREAT

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase Job 8:7 (KJV)

Your future will be brighter by far than your past Job 8:7 (CEV)

Though your beginning was small, your latter end would increase abundantly Job 8:7 (NKJV)

Even though you are not much right now, you'll end up better than ever Job 8:7 (The Message)

And though you started with little, you will end up with much Job 8:7 (NLT)

Where you began will seem unimportant because your end will be so successful Job 8:7 (NCV)

Who despises the day of small things? Zec 4:10a (NIV)

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand Zec 4:10 (NLT)

Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They'll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place! Zec 4:10 (The Message)

Those who have made fun of this day of small beginnings will celebrate when they see Zerubbabel holding this important stone. Zec 4:10 (NCV)

These verses have been in my spirit for a few days as I have been thinking about how far I am from some of the goals and targets that I feel I should have achieved. The key word being I. In some cases, I have not been diligent with the management of my time as I have not give adequate time to the truly important things or as the dear Bishop says, I have not kept the MAIN THING THE MAIN THING!

For some other things, God reminded me that the timetable that runs my life was set up by Him and not me so I should trust that even though I'm not where I think I ought to be, I'm right where He wants me to be and as long as I keep walking with Him, I'll always be where He wants me to be. The key thing is always being at the centre of His will.

Today your achievements, your skills/talents, your education, the status of your relationships, your finances, even your faith may seem small compared to where you want to be or the demands placed on you. Remember that our God is one of increase. It doesn't matter how small what is in your hands is, you have a very big God. If you walk with Him, He will take that small start and enable you to finish great!

A best selling book begins with a single word
You and I started life as a single diploid cell
A cruse of oil saved the widow and her sons from slavery
Some flour and oil saved the widow and her son from starvation

Jesus said, if you have faith like a mustard seed, (it's really tiny! about 2mm in diameter; Wikipedia)you can move mountains (fear, opposition, lack, whatever obstacle is on your way). Believer's paraphrase!

So be still and praise God because you serve a God of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES. This message was so what I needed right now! Back to work!