Thinking With Your Heart


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I just had to add this awesome song for today sung in Accapella by Voices of Lee called I am a Child of God. Sometimes when we go through life, we tend to forget that our circumstances don’t define us; our situations don’t define us; nor does our skin colour; our cultural; educational; socio-economic; or racial backgrounds necessarily define who we are. It’s your belief system that defines who you are. Many of us are familiar with this phrase spoken by René Descartes who once said “I think, therefore I am”. But that phrase is actually a proverbial paraphrase of a Biblical passage found in the following scripture:


Proverbs 23:7 [Full Chapter]

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

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Whatever you believe to be true for yourself, will ultimately become your reality. The question is, what are you meditating on in your personal life that is manifesting as your current reality? It is so important to guard your heart and your mind because whatever you meditate in your mind, is what will affect the true heart condition of your soul. Most people assume that they “think” with their brains… but I personally think that we think with our hearts… Have you ever encountered people who do certain things that don’t make any sense to you, and seem to be doing things that cause you to believe that their actions appear to be illogical and irrational to you…? You’d think that they were not in their “right minds” simply because you don’t understand their actions or the reason(s) behind their actions… but when you are moved by what you feel led to do with your heart… you really knock out the typical logic that comes from the brain when you act out in faith based on what your heart leads you to do.


Image result for head over heels in loveThink about the concept of being “head over heels” over someone that you’ve fallen in love” with… Some people do crazy things because they are moved by their emotions and are not swayed by logic or reason for their actions. They just simply do whatever their “heart(s)” lead them to do. It may not always be rational in the eyes of others who are the outside observers… but it will feel logical to the person moved by their hearts desire. That is why I say… people often-times think with their hearts and not with their heads because wherever a man’s or woman’s heart is…the whole body is sure to follow.


Ask Yourself “Why did The Bible say we think with our Hearts instead of our Heads?”
I believe that the reason for this is because logic doesn’t necessarily compel us to move in action, it’s our feelings (our gut instincts) and convictions that compel us to move with action.

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René Descartes

If someone feels compelled or prompted to do or act out on something, it maybe instinctual and not necessarily weighed out on logically assessing the pros and cons of pursuing a specific course of action through methodical and logical reasoning. More often than anything, I think as people, we are often moved by our emotions and gut instincts more so than through logic and rationale in certain circumstances.


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In fact, sometimes I think that logic has a tendency of halting progress in that it causes us to over-analyze things and over assess and/or reassess the pros and cons of pursuing a specific course of action, by finding fault and/or by finding a logical reason to delay on acting on or pursuing a specific course of action on something, which may cause us to delay in reaction and action. Such people who think this way would do well in the areas of risk management in any business that likes to protect its assets; however, they would not do well, nor fare well in other areas of life that thrives on innovation, since innovators are willing to take risks in order to move forward, and are willing to try and try again until they break barriers to reach new heights and achieve new things that seemed “impossible”. Innovators are risk takers; whereas, risk management people are always about self preservation and avoiding the need for encountering any situation that requires damage control. This often restricts and inhibits potential growth to move forward when striving for change in the corporate culture. I say all this as just my own personal opinion…you can choose to agree or disagree with me, that’s fine. This is just my two cents on the subject matter of Risk and Innovation based on my personal experience and observation in the business world.


Related imageAgain I say that the Holy Spirit speaks to us through our hearts and that is how we are led to act in the first place when we feel prompted/inspired or compelled to do something that causes us to act on our convictions in the first place. That “gut instinct” that many people feel to act on something is most likely the Holy Spirit’s leading, and that is why the Lord wants us to embrace the message of Christ in our hearts so that we may become more intuitive and obedient to Godly instruction through the power of the Holy Spirit.


If we maintain that we need logical reasons in order to believe in God, to believe in miracles, or to believe in the existence of our Saviour Jesus Christ… then many people would not be moved to act on anything that the Holy Spirit inspires or leads a person to do, because logic has a way of halting progress if it simply relies on, and requires tangible, measurable and logical reasons to act out on something. Faith moves a Believer to act; whereas, logic has a way of halting a Believer from pursuing a specific course of action in faith, if it seeks to prove or disprove the existence of the supernatural as a motivating factor to act on that faith when being led by the Holy Spirit to do or act on something (an instruction) out of obedience (even when it doesn’t make any sense).


If you look at some of the miracles that were performed in The Bible, many of these happenings defy common sense and human logic. It is difficult to ascertain things that can’t easily be explained by science, logic, deductive reasoning, or human philosophy. How does one explain a Virgin giving birth? Has there ever been a record of other virgins giving birth in this world without intercourse? I highly doubt that. But if there were any…how would one explain it? That’s why I can understand why many non-believers have a problem with embracing the message of Christ if what they seek to believe in, has to conform to the laws of human logic. The problem with human logic is that it is limited and cannot explain the unexplainable, so how can we as human beings, be so overly reliant on such logic that is unable to satisfy explanations regarding those things that seem to defy human logic, science, philosophy and deductive reasoning? I just don’t see how that’s possible.


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The Parting of the Red Sea Defies Human Logic

The Bible defy’s human logic because many things including the conception of Jesus Christ to a virgin girl, can’t be wrapped around a logical mind that doesn’t believe in miracles. Many non-believers who look to science or other philosophies and religions to explain mans existence will eventually come to the same conclusion, that some things can’t be easily explained away without mentioning the words: “Miracle” and “God” or “Another Power”.  So my message today is that although man may struggle to believe in God, the fact is, believing in Him starts when you allow your heart to be receptive to receive the message of Jesus Christ. What you accept into your heart as Truth, will ultimately become a part of your reality. If people keep rejecting the message of Truth, then they will continue to be bound in that realm of unbelief. Once the heart opens up to the message of The Truth, that is when The Truth sets a person’s mind free to believe that Jesus Christ is indeed REAL, Amen!


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

I pray that the song I’ve posted for today blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


Give God Praise Always


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It’s been a while since my last post. What can I say…certain things have happened to me these past few weeks that could have discouraged me…but somehow…I’m just not discouraged. I have hope that God is turning around what was meant to be for my demise to be for my victory. I won’t say much now until I have something to testify about much later on. I feel like certain things are starting to unfold into a glorious testimony. All I can say is that I choose not to be discouraged by certain events that have happened and I feel like I’m in a place where I’m just choosing to trust God’s report over my circumstances. This is why I’m posting this inspirational song by Gregory Brunot called Hallelujah.


Image result for praise gifsHallelujah is the word we use to give the Highest Praise unto God. Let Praise forever be in our mouths! No matter what issues you face, remember where your help comes from; it comes from the Lord. Don’t be moved by simple emotions and by the things you see. Remember to trust God over your circumstances and you will see His divine turn around for your life. I choose to trust God. May this song bless and encourage those that feel weary. God will come through for you so keep trusting in Him no matter what. Whose Report will you believe? I will believe in the report of the Lord, Amen. God Bless You Everybody! 😀 


In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.


Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.


I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.


Praise be to the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.


DESTINY HAS NO COMPETITION


I just had to post this short but very sobering post found on The Mahdeebah Blog about our attitudes when we find ourselves competing with each other. We must learn to focus on our personal goals rather than be distracted by those that appear to be far ahead of us in life. Stay in your lane and focus on where you ought to go rather than get misdirected by focusing on someone else’s path that leads to a different direction. Many people find themselves lost trying to imitate and achieve what others have by competing with them rather than choosing to be grateful for what they do have and work with what they’ve got in order to achieve their desired results. Stick to your lane.

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I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about 1/2 a kilometer ahead.I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him.I had about a kilometer before I needed to turn off. So I started running faster and faster.Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 meters behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself.You would have thought I was running in the last leg of an Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him.Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him. On the inside, I felt so good. “I beat him” Of course, he didn’t even know we were racing, as Dr Ben narrated.

After I passed him, I realized I had been…

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The Innocent and Crooked


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I hope your New Year has started off well! It’s only day 2 of the New Year and I do anticipate many changes to take place in this New Year of 2018!


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I really love how real both of these men are when they confront each other over what had happened. Forgiveness is not easy but God has a way of reconciling differences between people in order to nurture a heart that is just like Jesus, who forgives Seventy times seven for the sins we commit.


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Get that Monkey off Your Back!

The question is, can we forgive like Jesus?  When you watch the video, think and meditate on this question and consider making it a goal to let go of those people that hurt you in the past and learn to walk in the freedom that forgiveness gives to your heart and your mind in this new year. Bitterness is like carrying a monkey on your back…it’s not supposed to be there but the longer you carry that monkey, the more monstrous your attitude could become if you choose not to let go of that monkey called “bitterness”. So for today, seek God to renew the spirit of your mind and your heart and ask God to help you let go of any area of bitterness that you may harbour against anyone and be set free so that you can soar, Amen! I pray that this video blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


Matthew 18:20-22(NIV)

20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.


Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

As We Close 2017…


Hello Peeps!

I wanted to end today with two video clips to encourage you as we draw to a close to the Year 2017 and enter into the Year 2018. Also don’t forget to read my previous post which is my Prophetic Word for the Year 2018 by clicking on this link entitled Year 2018 – Year of Abundant Life. I don’t know how your year of 2017 has been like, but take heart and look forward to the coming year. With less than 5 hours left (Eastern Standard Time), I have posted two videos to boost your spirit today as we make that transition to step into the New Year of 2018. I pray that 2018 will be amazing for everyone. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


 


 

Year 2018 – The Year of Abundant Life


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Chai – “alive; living”

Usually, each year, I write a prophetic prayer for what each year will bring. Obviously, I didn’t do one for the year 2017 since I was in hospital throughout December 2016 right into the new year, and then went through a series of in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation for the on-going months ahead after my discharge from the Rehab Hospital, all because of a viral infection I had in the brain that caused me to lose my short-term memories (Encephalitis). It was a rough recovery process throughout the whole thing and 2017 was a ridiculous year for me, but I am looking forward to the Year 2018! I believe that 2018 is going to be an amazing year for everyone who is willing to work with whatever God has put in place for you to move to the next level in your life.

I declare that the Year 2018 is going to be a Year of Abundant Life for the people of God. Why do I say this? The number 18 is called Chai (חי) in Hebrew which translates to living”. The word is made up of two letters of the Hebrew alphabet – Chet (ח‎) and Yod (י‎), forming the word “chai” (חי), meaning “alive”, or “living” (Info Source: Wiki).

In the book of Leviticus 18:5 (NKJV), it reads the following:

You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them:am the Lord.


The Hebrew word (וָחַי בָּהֶם ‘Chai Bahem’), is used in this scripture, which translates to ‘and you shall live by [this faith]’ (as opposed to just doing it) (Info Source: Wiki).

The Hebrew word Chai (חי) is also used in Deuteronomy 30:15-16 to describe how we should live by God’s standards so that we may be able to prosper and be blessed in whatever He gives us to possess.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16 (NKJV)

15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.


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Therefore, I declare that the Year 2018 is going to be an important year for everyone. I believe that God is calling us to walk by FAITH this year so that we may prosper in whatever we put our hand to do. Young Joseph became successful when he served his master faithfully with the little that he had. Because he was trusted with very little, Joseph eventually was promoted to a higher position and was made to oversee his master’s house. He later on became the salvation his family needed from famine and starvation as he learned to forgive his brothers for selling him off into slavery out of jealousy and spite for being their father’s favourite child.

Genesis 39:2-4 (NKJV)

The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.

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God will qualify the “Called

Those that were jealous of you last season will want to work with you in the coming seasons of this new year on the basis of your character.


Joseph knew that the evil scheme of his brothers who sold him off to be a slave in Egypt was intended to bring about household salvation to his family in the future who would later experience Famine and required resources to sustain the family so that they would not die off in starvation. If you can understand that the trial or trials that you faced in the previous year, or perhaps some trials that you may possibly face in this year will turn around for a positive purpose, you will see the Mighty Hand of God at work in your life.


Genesis 50:19-21 NKJV

19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. 21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.


  • What was meant to be your loss will give you gains
  • What was meant to be your demise will be your victory
  • What was meant for you to die will make you live
  • What was meant to destroy you will restore you
  • What was meant to strike you down will raise you up
  • What was meant to shame you will honor you
  • What was meant to weaken you will only strengthen you
  • What was meant to discourage you will only encourage you
  • What was meant to distract you will only refocus you towards the goal and not look back
  • What was meant to derail you will only sharpen your discernment
  • What was meant to distance you from God will only bring you much closer to Him
  • What was meant to harm you will be used to heal you instead
  • What was meant to make you poor will make you wealthy
  • What was meant for evil, God will turn it around for your good

God has a divine plan for your life and does not intend for you to struggle for so long walking around in a circle and never reaching your final destination like the Children of Israel in the days of Moses.

He will show you where you ought to go if you just learn to:

  1. Heed to His voice of instruction;
  2. Humble yourself through prayer; and
  3. To be attentive to the signs and wonders He will show you to indicate that you are heading in the right direction.

The question is, Do you TRUST God?… Ask yourself that question today.


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Image result for discernmentWhen King Uzziah became King at age 16 (2 Chronicles 26:1-3), he reigned in Judah for 52 years. When He sought the Lord in the days of Zechariah, God made him prosper. This is the key to seeking promotion and prosperity this year. Whenever you obey Godly instruction, or receive a prophetic Word and do what the Lord has impressed on your heart or spirit to do, you will make your way prosperous because you reverentially fear the Lord enough to take heed and obey His instruction(s). You will require spiritual discernment to follow Godly instruction so it is pertinent this year that rather than relying on another man’s revelation or word of knowledge or prophecy over your life to get you moving and doing what God wants you to do, you must be proactive and make it a personal goal to pursue to hear God for yourself and to seek God to increase your spiritual discernment and ability to know His voice distinctly for your sake so that you never are led astray by a false vision or prophecy that was spoken over your life. Don’t be a lazy Christian and be proactive in your pursuit to increase in the giftings of the Holy Spirit.


When you feel lost and unsure of where you’re supposed to be heading in life, I strongly believe that God has a way of showing you if you are headed in the right direction. When you receive a dream, write it down so that you can remember it. Don’t write off a dream as nonsensical immediately just because you didn’t understand the meaning of the dream initially. When you make it a habit to record your dreams, you will see a pattern in them as they form a bigger picture concerning your destiny. Not all dreams that you receive are prophetic” in nature, but you’ll only start to recognize which ones are when you start to identify what dreams come to pass in your life, or what dreams held a specific meaning to you in your current situation. It takes time to develop spiritual discernment to distinguish which dreams are prophetic in nature and which ones are not. All I know is that recording your dreams is a helpful way of learning how to distinguish and differentiate the difference between the two over time from personal experience. You don’t have to record your dreams if you don’t want to, but I personally find it helpful in my personal prayer life since the Lord tends to speak to me through dreams and visions.


The Just Live by Faith ] Then the Lord answered me and said:Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

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Discernment: Which way should I go?

Some dreams that you record will start to make sense to you after some time has passed concerning a future event that is yet to take place. Make it a habit to write down the dreams that leave a deep impression on you as soon as you wake up at any hour because some of these dreams could be prophetic in nature and may give you some insight and direction on what decision or course of action you have to take in order to move forward; or such dreams can warn you of what is blocking or hindering your progress and give you insight as to what you must do now strategically in order to move forward successfully. That is why I have a habit if recording my dreams in my journal to keep track of what came to pass and what I have to look out for in my future. God even warns me of people I should avoid and also points out people I should connect myself with for my future. If you make it a habit to record your dreams, you will be able to increase your spiritual discernment in this area of your life. This is just a tip that I believe can be useful for those that operate in the area of the prophetic or intercessory giftings of the Holy Spirit. Seek God to help you understand your visions and dreams so that He can give you direction on how He wants you to prosper.


He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

Image result for renew the spirit of the mindIf you maintain your humility and dignity despite any trial that you may have faced in the year 2017, God will promote you in the upcoming year if you continue to remain faithful with the little that you currently have right now and learn to forgive those that have spitefully used you in the previous year. If you are faithful with little, God will reposition you to be promoted to handle much more. Bitterness and anger will only pose to disable you from moving forward if you fail to forgive those that have hurt you in the past. You will only move forward when you have discarded any bitterness and spite that you may continue to harbour in your heart against others that used you spitefully in the previous years of your life. It is very important to renew the Spirit of your mind right now in order to receive what God has for you in the upcoming year of 2018The question is, are you ready to receive your promotion this coming year of 2018?

  • If you don’t change your mindset, then you won’t change your life;
  • If you can’t forgive, then certain things that were meant to come your way this year won’t come to you since unforgiveness kills any potential for you to see hope to sprout up in any area your life;
  • If you don’t abandon bad habits, you’ll miss opportunities;
  • If you remain stubborn and hold onto old thought patterns as your way of life, you’ll end up being regarded by others as unteachable, unusable, useless and won’t be able to achieve promotion this year;
  • If you don’t increase your prayer life this year, you won’t increase in any gifts of the Holy Spirit either; and
  • If you don’t seek God diligently this year, then don’t expect blessings to flow your way this year (by default) either. God doesn’t want a lazy Christian…

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It is very important to discard your “Last Year” mentality and way of thinking into the coming New Year. Take note that whatever worked for you Last Year, worked “Last Year”; but don’t assume that that same mentality can be used for this upcoming year of 2018. Learn to be flexible with God and allow Him to steer you into places that are beyond your comfort-zone level and maybe unchartered territory for you. When you step out and simply obey God’s leading whether it be by a Prophetic Word, Prophetic Vision or Dream, simply obey God’s leading (even when it doesn’t make any sense to you) and you will prosper.


At the end of the day, you are accountable to God for your actions or inactions, so learn to Obey His Voice and His Leading by the Holy Spirit. When God convicts you or inspires you to do something, do it. Don’t question it, just do it. If you keep God’s Word and do not deny His name, you will see God open doors of favour to flow into your life that no man can shut and He will pour out such a blessing upon your life that it will overflow and overtake you if you just Heed to His instruction this year. Do not be afraid of following God’s instruction in your life this year. Do not worry about how others will view your obedience. Obedience is better than people-pleasing so focus on choosing to remain obedient to whatever God inspires your heart to do and you will reap the benefits of your obedience in manifold wisdom and favour that will follow you throughout your life.


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Revelation 3:8 (NKJV)

I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it;[a] for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.


Some of you will prophesy and/or will be prophesied on concerning your future this year. Some of you will receive dreams or visions from the Lord concerning what steps you must take next in order to walk in the divine call of your life or to make radical decisions that will connect you with certain people that are part of your destiny.


God’s Spirit Poured Out ] “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.


‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.

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It may call for you to move locations, move countries, move jobs, move from a certain ministry and/or enter into a new one, or even move from one church to another… The instructions you receive from whatever the Holy Spirit impresses on your heart to do will probably not make any sense to you or anyone (including your family); however, the instructions that God impresses on your heart to do, will determine the miracle you are willing to receive. Don’t expect things to simply fall into your laps if you have no courage to walk into the realm of the unknown by choosing to walk by faith and not by what you see. Those that choose to abide by the Seeing is believing” principle will miss out on the miracles that God wants to dispense on His people if they refuse to walk by faith and not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 [Full Chapter] – For we walk by faith, not by sight.

So, my encouragement to you today is to commit the Year 2018 into God’s hands and expect the unexpected, expect the extraordinary, and expect to see God do new things in your life this coming year. I pray that this post blesses and encourages your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

We Want to Believe… A Suppressed Faith


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Trust God I really doWell, I’m happy to say that my car window is fixed as of this afternoon. It was a pain in the butt to pay for a new window that was smashed by some crazy wacko of a burglar, but I looked on the bright side and considered that only an iPod was stolen and it was only one window smashed. It could have been a lot worse, but thankfully, I got my car fixed today when the people who fix car windows weren’t busy. I pray that the thief never returns and does this again not only to my car, but to all the others that he smashed in the underground parking lot.


Apart from that dramarama I had this morning/afternoon, I want to post two videos to inspire you today. The first video was sent to me by my mum via WhatsApp. It’s a sermon from an American Pastor called Wayne Cordeiro from New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii who went to China and preached a sermon there. Having lived in China myself for a number of years, I know how the underground church has been suppressed by the State for its religious freedoms to practice Christianity openly.


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Chinese Government still cracks down on Christianity in China via https://www.wbfj.fm/chinese-government-continues-crack-christianity/


Muslim Terrorists Murder Two Chinese Christian Missionaries, Atheist Chinese Government Responds By Raiding CHURCHES And Arresting Christian PastorsImage Source

When I lived with my Grandparents in China, they would often help to supply Bibles to the underground Church that were supplied by their Australian connections, and would also offer to provide the Church with Christian paraphernalia that wasn’t easy to come by in a country that doesn’t embrace Christianity openly. I am often reminded of how we take our religious freedoms here in North America for granted in that while other nations experience suppression of their rights to exercise their faith openly, we have hundreds if not thousands of Churches in North America, and yet the issue we face is trying to maintain numbers of Believers to stay in the Church. If only North Americans knew how the faithful in China would love to openly practice their Faith in public like we do, but can’t because of their repressive and oppressive laws that forbid such practices of religious freedom; I think that North Americans would stop taking their freedom to go to Church for granted. Check out this video that I’ve posted below and let me know what you think.



Related imageThis video is very sobering to me and I think that we as Believers should not take our freedom to exercise our Faith openly and without apology for granted. My sister and I would assist my grandparents with the distribution of these Bibles back in the day and you cannot imagine the joy we would see in the Priest’s face and his Parishioners upon receiving these Bibles and other Christian paraphernalia. I won’t post the Priest’s name on this post because anonymity and also because I want to protect Him and his parishioners from further persecution, so what I will say is that He and his parishioners were overjoyed to receive access to all the Christian paraphernalia and Bibles that my Grandparents were able to obtain through their Australian connections that they had made during the course of their diplomatic careers.


What we often take for granted and have readily available here in North America is what Chinese Christians long for — the freedom to express their faith openly, without apology or without the threat of persecution or imprisonment by the State. I don’t know what the state of China is like now, because we did this over 17 years ago so I hope that a lot has changed since that time. All I know is that this is what my Grandparents did for the Christian Chinese that needed resources to build on their Faith in God and that is where I got saved and found God in my walk before coming to Canada. I don’t think I can take my Faith in God for granted like many of us do. I want to cherish my relationship with God with all I have as I remember how others don’t have that level of freedom to worship Him as we do here in North America.


Chinese Christians

A Chinese Believer happy to have a Bible in their Language – Image Source

It’s funny how in North America, we try so hard to maintain numbers just to stay in the Church and how ironically, in China, there are many people who wish they could simply attend a Church without the threat of being persecuted simply because they are Believers. If we could simply stop taking what we have currently have for granted, we’d cherish things like our ability to go to Church without apology and be more on fire for God once we realize that our Faith is what makes us strong and is what makes us who we are — God-Fearing Christians. So as we near the end of this year, think about what type of Christian you want to be in the coming New Year of 2018. Be thankful for what you have and extend yourself to those that need a touch of Jesus in their lives just because you are a Believer. I have one more short clip to close this post and it’s to get you thinking about how your year went through this year and what to look forward to in the coming Year as we approach the Year 2018. I pray that these videos I have posted will bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀


Things about Christmas you don’t know.


Evangelist Chilavert adds so much to our understanding of Christmas that it is worth sharing here on my blog. Many things he says in this post brought me deeper insight about the significance of Christmas that we don’t really dwell on that much during the season. I pray that this post blesses you today. God Bless Everybody 😀

Message from above

Christmas has come and gone, I know some people are still basking in its euphoria. Some celebrated it religiously, some celebrated it by buying gifts, Christmas trees, visiting friends, having fun, some took it as a time for sober reflection, some have no business with Christmas, some attended church service on that day for the first time this year while some decided not to notice whether Christmas occurred or not. That’s OK but there are things you don’t actually know about Christmas.

Matthew 2:2 says, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him”.

* How and why did the wise men travel a long distance with so much assurance of Jesus’ birth? It is because the wise men were sure of what they came for, they knew He is the King of…

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Broken People, Broken Things


Hello Peeps!

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Not the actual picture of my car…just an example of what was done to mine.

So, short story. I was supposed to go shopping yesterday for Boxing day sales with my twin, but when we got to the car in our underground parking lot, we found that our driver’s side window was smashed in because someone had broken into the car. Not only had the person broken into the car, they ransacked it and stole the iPod that was in it. They also smashed and broke into several other cars in the same underground parking lot and stole some items. Needless to say, my sister and I were very ticked off. We went to the superintendent to report what had happened only to find that other residents were there making the same complaint. The superintendent had the guy on camera but we all couldn’t recognize this fool so we had to make a police report and unfortunately, they weren’t much help. So later on this week my sister and I will have to get our car fixed since it’s the Christmas holiday week, many services aren’t open. UGH! How frustrating!


On the other hand, I am thankful that I had wanted to go shopping early because I wouldn’t have known that this had happened had I not had the desire to go shopping. I would have probably found out 2 days later. I’m also thankful that no one got hurt during this whole process physically because the person had a weapon to break into the cars which I found to be a screwdriver that he left in our car (how careless can one be to leave evidence????). No one wants to be in an altercation with a wacko with a weapon. Anyways, it was frustrating to say the least, but we didn’t have anything valuable in the car except that iPod that he stole…. I got the impression that the person was high on drugs when I saw the surveillance video…WORD… I pray that he gets help though…


Image result for thiefThat’s why I entitled this post “Broken People, Broken Things”. I feel like if you’re broken on the inside, your behaviour towards others will reflect your brokenness in your actions. In this case, this broken individual broke into other people’s cars to steal their things without apology. I feel like this person is a broken soul that may have a seared conscience and can only think about what they want selfishly and not consider how their actions affect others in the process of doing selfish things. He really ticked me off…but I still hope that the thief gets help…he doesn’t look like someone who’s in his right mind based on what I observed from the surveillance video. All we can do at the end of the day is pray for such people and hope that the Lord will heal the spirit of their minds.


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Image result for renew the spirit of the mindEphesians 4:22-24 (NKJV)

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.


John 10:10 [Full Chapter]

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.


“If a man delivers to his neighbor money or articles to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

Anyways, that’s my rant for today. I hope everybody had a safe Christmas! God Bless You Everybody! 😀

Angels We Have Heard On High!


Hello Peeps!

Merry Christmas! I just had to post this song by for King and Country called Angels We Have Heard On High. It’s an animated video and their version of the song is just so amazing to hear especially on surround sound. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless and Have a Merry Christmas Everybody! 😀