Committing to God’s Business Plan for Your Life


Hello Everybody! 😀

Today, I want to talk about God’s business plan for your life. In order for me to talk about this, you kind of need to know what it means to have a business plan, so I’ll give you an example from the Business World.


a91a4ac7a83095fb0178c01991d87132In my workplace, I assist a VP and a group of directors and managers in the process of creating a business plan for our subgroup. We drew up plans for certain strategic goals and initiatives we’d like to implement for the year and after we finalized these goals and initiatives, we drew up a financial proposal for funds required to support our groups goals and initiatives. These plans are then given to the Executive board of directors for the company who decide what goals they are willing to implement and what they are not, and they also ensure our strategic goals and initiatives fit in alignment with the overall organization’s  strategic plan, goals and initiatives. On that basis, that’s when we find out what our year is going to look like and helps us to re-strategize for initiatives that are scrapped, or under-funded or under-resourced.


In the same way, God is like the head of an organization who has a Strategic plan for your life. He has a Business Plan for your life and wants you to be a part of it.


The Question is, “do you know what God’s plan is for your life?”


 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


God’s plan is to have you included in His business plan. I know that many of us have our own sets of goals, aspirations, dreams and most likely have our own plan of obtaining the things we desire, but the question I want to pose to you is this, Did you give your plan to God for Him to screen and assess what goals do not line up with the vision that He has for your life?

I was talking to God the other day, through prayer obviously, and the Lord gave me this idea for this post, in fact most of my blog posts are inspired by the Holy Spirit. I never write until I have a message. Anyway, so I was praying the other day and the Holy Spirit just kept bringing to my attention on the hard work it was to set up all these meetings to create my subgroups business plan before the executive committee and the Holy Spirit brought to my attention and asked me a question. He asked me, “How many of My people ask me about their business plan for their lives?” And the question really hit me, because I had to assess myself and think, how many times had I failed to bring an idea or desire before God and asked Him what He thought about it and the way I was going about it?


We have to include God in our business plan. I believe that God wants to satisfy the desires of our hearts, but how about partnering with Him by also including in our plan to satisfy the desires of Jesus’ heart. When you include God in your plan, you will surely succeed. You see, most of the time, our desires, goals and dreams don’t always line up with God’s plan for our lives and then people get disappointed when things don’t go their way. Have you ever asked God to screen and assess your business plan to see if it lines up with His vision for your life?  If the answer is no, then this is the point I’m making, we need to go back to that place where we put the desires of our own hearts into God’s hand so that He can screen what is in alignment to His will for your life, and scrap out what you don’t need in your life, because sometimes, our desires are not always pure and may potentially be desires that steer you away from true success.


May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.


But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

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You see, we need to understand that though God wants us to succeed, we also have to understand that our destiny is also wrapped up in Jesus. He gave you talents in order to use them to advance His cause, which is the cause of Christ Jesus to spread the gospel of hope, peace and love to a world that does not know Him.


Well, how can I line up with God’s Business plan? 

Let me encourage you and say that God has given us all we need to be effective to minister the Word of God to a world that doesn’t know him. Some people think that they have nothing to offer if they don’t stand on the pulpit, but let me tell you right now, it’s not about standing on the pulpit. You are important and your gift and talents are what you need to use to advance God’s Business.


My gift is in writing and business administration. I’m an Executive Assistant in the Legal Profession. I currently use these gifts in the church as a Personal Assistant to my Pastors. I started blogging for myself, but have used my abilities to create a website for my church to transmit sermons for those that are unable to make it to church. I’m in charge of the social media aspects of the church with Facebook and twitter, periscope etc etc. I prepare sound check and the projector for the worship service and do a bunch of other things from skills I already use in the marketplace. I also minister in the church and preach/prophesy whenever I’m requested to speak under submission to my pastors. I’m using what I know to do to be effective in advancing the message of the gospel and so can you. I enjoy writing more than speaking, and hence I blog a lot, however, what I’m trying to say is that God has already given you the tools to be a blessing to someone else. I’m not saying that you should do what I do. I’m only doing what I know to do based on my gifts and talents. You should utilize your own gifts your own way to do the same thing. You really don’t have to over-think this folks. God needs you to join Him in His Business Plan. Will you join and partner with Jesus on this?


c9ed72f44d4746bd4962c5c3211d7bbdIf you’re asking yourself “How can I be used, I don’t know what to do with my gift or talent?”, Well, what I’ll say to you is this, there is no gift or talent that is too small that it can’t be used by God to be a blessing to someone else. I’ll give you some examples. If you are a stay-at-home mom, and you love children, then you can be helpful in Children’s ministry. Teach the kids in the church how to love God and worship him. If you are a cleaner/custodian, the church needs to be cleaned and prepared for welcoming newcomers and people that need to hear the message without stepping on gum or what have you on the ground and being distracted by how the place is messy. Be a blessing and volunteer to clean the church. If you only know how to cook then, help out during special events with catering for food or join a soup kitchen and serve the poor who are hungry. If you are an architect, you can assist in expansion and provide structural consultation and advice regarding how the church building can create rooms for more activities for other ministries. If you are a financial advisor in the marketplace, you can use your skills in the church to get people in the church out of debt by volunteering your expertise. If you are a nurse, if somebody suddenly collapses in the church, you will be needed to assist that person.  If you know how to play an instrument or know how to sing, join the worship team. If you are a teacher, then assist the church with bible-study classes. I could go on and on and on, but what I’m trying to say is, that everybody is relevant and God gave you these gifts and talents as a part of  Jesus’ Business Plan. If you do not include Jesus in the plans for your life, just know that your plans are futile and won’t succeed.


The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.

If you want God to be helping you in your business, you have to want to be a part of helping Him in His business. You will require wise counsel and direction which also means that if you want great success in your life, you must show your business plan to the Greatest CEO of your Life, Jesus Christ.


Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.


Do not be disappointed with the things God strikes off on the list of your strategic plan for success. Just be aware, that His plan is still to prosper you and He knows exactly what you need and require in order to achieve your dreams, but you have to be humble, willing to work, and willing to press forward towards the goal, His WAY. Include God in the picture of your life, Amen!


Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.


Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.


Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.


There is a consequence for ignoring to give God the Business Plan for your life to see if it aligns with His Business Plan. You will do things in your own might and power and will do things in secret thinking you’re smart and do not need advice on how to make it. Many people expect God to follow their plans, but have no intention of being part of the overall plan that God has over their lives. Such people do not know the meaning of submission and are very rebellious. If you fail to be a part of God’s Business plan, then I can tell you right now, you will live a very difficult life and will lose everything you think you’ve worked hard for within a blink of an eye if you assume that Your Ways are better than God’s ways. I guarantee that.


The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.


Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”


[ Woe to the Obstinate Nation ] “Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin;


When you partner with Jesus as the CEO of your life, you will be successful in every area. Do not be obstinate and incorrigible about how you want to do life. Learn to seek God in EVERYTHING that you do. You need Him to screen your dreams, plans and desires to ensure that they line up with His Jeremiah 29:11 strategic plan for your life. If you want to have no part in the overall spreading the gospel of Truth part of that plan, then you have automatically shut God out of your plan. You must understand that your life is so much more than waking up, going to work, making money, eating and sleeping and waking up the next day to do that all over again. There is a generation dying to know that they have a purpose in their life and need direction, but how can they receive direction if no one wants to follow God’s business plan?


But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.


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In order to align to God’s Business Plan for your life, you need to know His Word. This isn’t an option, it’s a requirement to satisfy the conditions of success, and I mean Godly success.


This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.


Isaiah 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.


Remember, our ways are not His ways, so let us partner with Jesus and get on the same page and join in on committing to God’s Business Plan for our lives, Amen! 😀


Here is a song by Bethel’s Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger  called Closer. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God bless you everybody! 😀

 

Worship Sunday: If He Did it Once, He Can Do it Again!


Hi Everybody!

jesus-healing2I feel like praising the Lord today. I only have two days until I’m done the 21 Day Daniel Fast and honestly, I feel like my discernment is getting sharper as I sit and meditate in God’s Word day after day and I just want to give God the praise for all the things I experienced through this Fast. I feel like I need to post a song to encourage some people out there who feel weary about whether God is going to answer their prayers or not this year. If you are seeking restoration, healing and deliverance for your family, God is more than able to grant what you ask in His Name according to His will and purpose for your life which is the Jeremiah 29:11 promise.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

The message that’s in my spirit right now is that “If God did it once, He can do it again”. Do not forget the past miracles He has given you in your life. When you remember all that He has done for you, you will look forward to the greater things that are yet to come. Greater miracles than the former are yet to come. The greatest miracle in your life though, is when you decided to give your life back to the Lord. Salvation is the greatest miracle; however, your life of miracles don’t end there.There will be a path of miracles that will continue to occur in your life as you continue to follow God when you allow Him to direct your path towards HIM and the destiny that He has for you in this Life leading you to your promise and your destiny.

Draw near to God and He will Draw near to you and let your footsteps be ordered of the Lord as He takes you by the hand and leads you in the direction that you must follow in order to receive your miracles. Don’t give up on whatever you are praying and believing for and keep pressing through for your breakthroughs. A blessing delayed is not necessarily denied, it’s just waiting for you to reach its destination when you put your Trust in God and allow Him to lead you to your blessing.

If God did it before, Please believe He can Do it Again.

Hebrews 10:22

let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Psalm 73:28Spiritual warfare

But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.

Psalm 37:23

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths.

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I have a Song here by Deon Kipping called Heal Again. May this song bless your spirit Everybody! Be Encouraged and God Bless You!

The Plumb Line – Walking in Right Standing


Hi Everybody!

I was reading a book the other day by Perry Stone called Purging Your House and Pruning Your Family Tree and came across a verse of scripture that hit me. It was Psalm 127:1.

Psalm 127:1
[ Laboring and Prospering with the LORD ] A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

The reason that this piece of scripture hit me was because I understand that whatever we do in our lives, if it’s not following God’s plan…we do things in vain. Many people run with “good” ideas…but not many people run with “God” ideas. This should go without saying; however, it still needs to be said. I have seen areas in my own life where I ran with “good” ideas but they weren’t necessarily “God ideas”. When we realize that to some extent our “good” ideas run on a basis of futility, it is then that we should stop and recognize that we are falling short somewhere. We are running our lives by might and power and are not operating by the Spirit of God. When I realized how much I tried to do things with much effort my way and saw no results… I began to recognize that I was labouring in vain. Doing things in vain is also a sign of operating in insanity; I don’t mean the clinical kind, but what I mean to say is that we start operating in the same manner, doing the same thing over and over again expecting to yield a different result. If we operated by the Spirit, we would be doing things much differently and would achieve different results. God keeps showing me this lesson over and over in different areas of my life and that is why we need to learn to Cooperate with the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives rather than rebel against Him.

God’s ways are foolishness to us but our ways are foolishness to God.

Isaiah 55:8
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

It’s amazing how some churches do their own thing even when given God-inspired direction to not pursue a course of action that could potentially compromise the integrity of the building.

What building am I speaking about?…Certainly not a brick-layered one in stone… I’m talking about PEOPLE who are the Church (the Ekklesia– the called out ones). The church is always a people and not some cement-built-brick-layered building. When churches run through legalism and not by the Spirit of God because they do not believe in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit they end up building a church by man-made hands which is through might and power even though it says in the Word that we cannot work through might and power but by the  Spirit of  God.

Zechariah 4:6
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.

Only God can lay down the foundation of how He wants His Church to be built because He is our Master-builder and the Chief Cornerstone.

Acts 4:11
This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’

1 Peter 2:6-8

Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,

“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”[a]

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,[b]

The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”[c]

and“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.”[d]

They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

It is important to understand what’s going on here. In the Word, it says that those who believe in Him shall not be put to shame (1 Peter 2:6). Those that act in disobedience become a stumbling block of offense (1 Peter 2: 8); and to whom do they offend? Is it the people? No…they become offensive to God. When I think about this I look inside my own life and consider that there are times I have offended God by doing things “My Way” and not “His Way” which has caused me to repent countless times. I will not claim to be a saint and say I’m always obedient to God’s Word when I know for sure that that isn’t the case. That’s just self-deception right there.

How many of us have tried to build things with our own limited levels of understanding and have not followed God’s ways of doing something? We end up labouring in vain hoping that what we do will work out somehow, but have not realized that we have in a way already stepped outside of God’s will for us by yielding to our own will. This idea of stepping out of God’s will is also known as SIN. Sin is defined as missing the mark“. When we work at trying to establish our own will that goes against God’s will for our lives, we ‘miss the mark’ through our conduct. I don’t think that God desires us all to miss the mark. He wants us to always hit the target and that is why we must rely on the divine plumb line in our lives to walk steadfastly.

You must be wondering what is a Plumb line? 

A plumb line is a simple measuring tool used to determine whether or not something is perfectly vertical—upright. Usually used in construction of a building or a tall structure to ensure that the building is standing on level ground. So consider that if you were a building and if you were not standing on level ground, such a building will surely tip over and be destroyed. That is why it is important to have a building built on level ground as it’s FOUNDATION in order to stand uprightly at all times. We must always stand uprightly or strive to do so in our walk with the Lord. This is how we remain in Right-standing with the Lord.

The question is, are we standing on level ground? What foundation are you standing on?

Jesus is the plumb line in our lives (Zechariah 4:10) and the Bible is our Foundation on which we stand. 

God’s measure is always just, but if we try to work things out by our own limited abilities and refuse to yield to the wisdom of the Lord, we will always walk in an unjust measure and therefore, we cannot operate nor walk  uprightly. Such a person ends being a stumbling block of offence. We cannot afford to be this way.

So today, focus on what it means to walk in Right-standing in the Lord. Search deep within yourself and consider the areas you have not submitted to the direction of the Holy Spirit. We all have weaknesses, but we all overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony, Amen!  

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I have here another song, actually two songs to bless your day. The First one from Myron Butler called Not My Own and New Life Worship called Wonderful, Beautiful, Glorious. May these songs bless your spirit today everybody!

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Revival of God’s Image in Us – The Breath of Life


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Hello Everybody!

Today my meditation comes with the feeling of wanting to see a MODERN DAY REVIVAL! I’ve been thinking about it for a while but when was the last revival apart from the Azusa Street Revival that was massive in its day in April 16, 1906 where there were workings of miracles, massive reception of the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT? I want to see REVIVALS break out on a Global Scale. I know what I’m saying sounds ridiculous and probably dangerous but I want to see Massive Revivals not on a Nationwide scale but on a Global Scale. Can you imagine many Churches all having a Revival in the same Year? I can only say Faith can take us to such an amazing Vision so I’m speaking out by Faith in the Blogosphere for such a thing to Manifest itself. I want to see JOEL 2:28-29 in action people! Especially in the West where we have drowned out the Sound of the Divine Alarm, Make Ye Straight The Way of The LORD! Revivals shouldn’t be something we merely read in History books, I want to see these things take place in my lifetime but on a Grand Scale. This Year of Divine Government, we should pray and declare for REVIVAL on a Global Scale. I know that my blog has an international audience so for those reading, Start Praying for Revival in your Countries and Watch GOD MOVE. When a church becomes One in Mind, One in Spirit and One to Worship the Only God, you’ll be amazed at how the Spirit of the Lord will move.

Remember how God made Man and Woman in His own image and likeness in the book of Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  The name Adam is Hebrew for “Man”; or “Mankind” so literally Adam was called Man. Adam was just a body that would have remained an empty shell until God’s breath of life came into that shell indwelling in him & her and it is that life that he & she became Sons of God formed in His Image and likeness. He and she are always referred to as the “first Adam” whereas Jesus is referred to as the “last Adam” in 1 Corinthians 15:45 (NIV) – So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being“; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

It is Interesting to note the two distinctions:

1.) One being that the “First Man” was just a “living being” meaning that he and she were a “living being” with the breath of God’s life in him/her.

2.) The second being that the “Last Man” is Christ who was and is a “Life-giving spirit” in the form of a man.

God is the one who breathed life into Adam and therefore is the “GIVER OF LIFE”, then it stands to reason that the first Adam was not able to breathe life into another because only God could do that.

When both Adam and Eve sinned by listening to the Devil and defying one commandment to not eat of the Fruit of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, their state of God breathed Life started to die at that moment because what was in them was the Holy Spirit. Sin caused spiritual death and if you read through the books from the genealogy of Abraham going forward, you will notice that the number of years that man could live significantly decreased in that we once were able to live for hundreds of years in age because the breath of life which is from God is an Eternal kind of breath. If you look at our current life expectancy to this day, you can see that it is a now only a “miracle” if many of us can live to the age of 100. This is the consequence of all of us living in a state of fallen Grace.

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

When Jesus Christ came, it was only then that God was able to give life back into man as a Man on Earth to reinstate the original design which was God in Us through the Holy Spirit. This is evidence of God with us and dwelling among us in the New testament, but the buck doesn’t stop there folks! An amazing thing happens in the book of John after Jesus resurrects from the Dead. He meets His Disciples and then Breathes on ALL of them that were present (save Thomas) and commissions them to be APOSTLES! Did you catch that?  I said, HE BREATHES on the DISCIPLES and they are commissioned as APOSTLES! God’s BREATH OF LIFE yet again in action. The disciples had already received the HOLY SPIRIT prior to the upper room experience that they had in ACTS 2. The Acts 2 experience was the activation of the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

John 20:19-23

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled,[c] for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

There are two separate events here folks.

1) The receiving of the Holy Spirit in the book of John breathed onto them by Jesus, and then

2) The activation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.

wow…I feel like I’m preaching but I think you understand my point right. This is such a sweet revelation.

The disciples became SONS OF GOD at that moment. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We need to understand these two phenomenons so that you understand how we are the SONS of GOD on Earth after we are saved (born again), baptized, and receive the Gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT. It is mandatory that we operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we need to be ignited to operate in the fullness of our callings as Sons of God, the question is…Do people even recognize the importance of the Holy Spirit in their life?

Are you walking in the Spirit as a Christian or are you still acting like a Christian walking like a dead man by ignoring the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of you the Hope of Glory?

What are we doing to quench the operation of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

When we grieve the Holy Spirit, we cannot function with the authority and inheritance as Sons of God, because clearly, you ABSOLUTELY need the HOLY SPIRIT to operate as a Son of God and you also must pursue the gifts of the Holy Spirit to function in the fullness of that call.

So my last Question is:

Ask yourself today, are you walking in the Spirit that is ETERNAL or are you walking in the FLESH that will soon pass away?

Wow, so friends, lets start believing in this A NEW WAVE of GODS BREATH on us so that we can be SONS OF GOD in this YEAR of 2012 – YEAR OF DIVINE GOVERNMENT. I want to see revival!!!!!!!!!! Can I get an AMEN!

Please read the Guest Post on the same topic of Revival By Tanya: A Prayer For Revival…It Starts In YOU

I have an awesome song today by Cece Winans called Hallelujah PRAISE! Indeed, let everything that Hath breath praise the LORD! Stay Blessed Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

JOEL 2:28-29

God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 “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.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

That You May Believe

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Psalm 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

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Understanding the Assignment – The Thieves of Dreams


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Day 12 of 21 Day Daniel Fast – So for today’s meditation I will talk about the thieves of our dreams.  Some of us have  now past the half way check point of this race and for me it’s been an amazing journey. These meditations keep me grounded and I’m learning a lot as I write each day. I hope that my posts are encouraging, motivating and thought provoking for you as they are for me because I’m still learning to Hear what God has to say. I always pray before I post so that the message is pure and encouraging, I feel like God is preaching to me and I’m all about “Yea and Amen to that Father!” Each time He downloads something into my spirit to talk about in my blog meditations for this Fast. What has Father God put into your Heart? I am not that great at journalizing everything that comes to mind every single day, but blogging has been a great avenue to help me get that habit kicking in. Ok so enough chatter, down to business.

Todays meditation is in respect to the thieves of your dreams. You must understand that when you are making good progress in a project, receiving honorable recognition with an audience, or when you are increasing your cup of faith in your prayer life that is beginning to shine outwardly that people can notice that there is a significant positive difference within you that is shining on the outwards; you are building charisma. To me, Charisma is a Godly divine gift of attraction. It is a privilege NOT a right to have because it serves a purpose and that is to build, bless, and edify others with the WORD of GOD.  You will attract people’s attention and focus on you, but you shouldn’t forget that you also attract the Devil’s attention and all his minions have their eyes set on you as well as their Target to attack with full force and effect.

This Fast is the kind that attracts the Devil’s attention on those peeps that are “for real” with their walk in Christ. Ask yourself, are you even making a dent in the kingdom of darkness to gather their attention on You? Is your prayer life such that it causes crazy things or people to manifest adversely towards you?Are you pressing the right buttons to warrant a reaction to your ACTION (which in this case is through prayer and fasting)? Are your prayers kicking demonic butt? I know I have a tendency to ask funny questions like this, but I’m being serious because these are the kinds of questions I ask myself when I meditate. Am I wishy washy or am I hitting the target when I pray? The point is, when you purpose to aim for the Mark, God steps in and directs your arrows to the target, but if you are praying amiss or are not praying at all…you aren’t hitting anything and are sitting in the boat of mediocrity being tossed by the winds of ignorance.

You should never underestimate your enemies, especially the Adversaries in your life. Men, who are the Delilahs and Jezebels in your life? Women, who are the Ahabs, Herods or Hamans in your Life? Children, who are the Pharoahs and jailers in your life?

We all have adversaries, but can you discern who they are? As the Lords Glory falls upon you through this time of consecration and spiritual purification, you have to understand that there is ALWAYS an assignment on your life and in the lives of your family, friends and networks. It is up to you to RECOGNIZE them as they come because you have to increase in your level of discernment in order to foresee and forgo the battles in your life with wisdom and understanding. When God raises a standard in you, the Enemy rises against you at the same time. The enemy may come in like a flood, but God comes to raise a standard up against the enemy (Isaiah 59:19). You have to be that standard. You have to determine whether or not you will become the standard because like I said before, when there is a great outpouring of Gods overflow, some will be prepared to swim with it and some will drown because they couldn’t handle the overflow which can be explained by one of two things:

1) They refused to handle it; or

2) They didn’t or were not prepared to handle the overflow.

When God plans to elevate you, it’s always for the purpose of giving Him Glory. However, it’s always a CHOICE to follow His WILL above our own. It is up to us to believe that He always wants what is best for us. The question is, have you arrived at a level and prepared yourself to follow His Will? ARE YOU WILLING TO DO HIS WILL IN YOUR LIFE?  Don’t answer this question with haste without putting real effort to think deep about it because, once you say “Yes”, there’s no turning back.

In order to Work your Faith out you need to put what you believe into Practice. If you say you’re gonna meditate on His word, do it, If you’re going to worship him expressively without shame then do it, if you’re going to dance in His name then do it. What ever you believe you have to do to get God’s attention, DO IT. God will fulfill your dreams when you purpose to fulfill His Will in your Life.

When God’s Hand is upon you like a Father who loves His child, the Devil will notice you and you should be sure that your life will encounter some serious spiritual attacks. Let’s not water this down so that you can “sleep well at night”. You have to know the reality so that you can prepare for it. If you don’t prepare, don’t expect your adversaries to halt their attack on you because they are trying to thwart what God has for you because that is their Modus Operandi (Latin: Method of operation) on your life and your dreams which is to Kill, Steal and Destroy (John 10:10). Don’t wait to be on the defensive against your adversaries when you can start to be on the Offensive. You already have what you need which is your weapons of warfare that are not carnal, but are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). REMEMBER THAT! Also, always operate with Humility and with Wisdom. Seek God for DIVINE ideas and strategies for effective warfare. You need God every step of the way.

Dream thieves are those that are Destiny Killers. They are people assigned to tempt you away from God’s purpose in your life. This is why discernment is crucial. You have to build your ability to discern your friends from your foes and your enemies from your allies. If you don’t know how to do it, then now is the time to seek wisdom in this area. Read my post Sharpening Your Discernment in order to prepare your mind for the times ahead. I’m still learning to sharpen my discernment, but let me tell you that during this Fast, I’ve been noticing some crazy things going on and it’s because my spirit has become heightened and quite sensitive to the things happening around me. You must always rely on God and if you ask Him to point out your Foes, He will show you provided that you are ready to accept the reality that some of them maybe people you trust. Can you handle the truth?

If you want to move up in life and progress towards your destiny, you must prepare your Heart and Spirit to accept what God reveals to you when He removes the scales off your Eyes. Are you ready for that slap of reality to wake you up? I know it doesn’t sound inviting, but the truth will make you free.

So ask yourself if living in ignorance to those who are devising methods to cap your potential is bliss or is the harsh reality that unveils what was always lying underneath the surface of things the best for YOU?

I think it’s better to seek the truth and remove the scales so that you can reach your full potential as a person and achieve great things in this life with a heart that is steadfast and unwavering. Let GOD expose your enemies so that you can arrest the thieves of your dreams. Pray about it and seek wisdom as you continue to Fast and seek Gods face to SHARPEN YOUR DISCERNMENT.

Scriptures to Meditate

Isaiah 59:19
So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

John 10:10
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.

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 10:25
Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 24:8
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

Ephesians 6:10
The Whole Armor of God ] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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DIVINE JOY “It’s OK to be Happy !!!!!” – Analysis of the Critical Spirit


When we think of JOY, we think of all things positive pertaining to it, such as happiness, goodness, kindness, smiles, cheer, elation, excitement, etc. Joy is an experience that people with a winning attitude carry; however, no matter the level of Joy you experience in your life you will encounter those that work against that JOY that I think everybody deserves to experience. I classify such people with such a heavy-seated negative spirit as those of a CRITICAL SPIRIT.

There are times when I come across people who have developed within themselves a critical spirit. A critical spirit is one that always knit-picks at every single thing you do or say because they suffer a serious illness which I call “DEPRIVATION OF JOY“. Without realizing it, they tend to tear down other people’s self-esteem to propel their own because deep down inside, they are suffering emotional pain that they pacify by hurting others with their words, thoughts, actions and deeds. Such pain is rooted in heavy seated personal insecurity harbored by feelings of resentment, envy, and bitterness. Hurting people can hurt people in much the same way that abused people can become abusive people. They may not realize it on the onset that they exihibt the traits of an abuser with their conduct, but from my experience, I find that they focus on attacking strong-willed, passionate, and confident individuals because they despise their strength that comes from working at being positive minded and growing in FAITH.

The character of a Critical spirit  is what most would identify in modern vernacular as a “Hater”. They criticize in methods and ways to damage and control others because they lack the ability to practice serious introspection regarding their emotions. They tend to operate on the basis of emotions and their criticism is never constructive but rather always destructive. Constructive criticism builds and corrects, Destructive criticism negates, nullifies and always seeks to CONTROL others.

I have observed in my life that when a person is unhappy with their status quo they seek to control those that are happy and full of JOY in whatever they are doing. True Joy comes from the LORD and JOY is everybodies portion, but bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, impatience to receiving the promises of God robs people who are “Haters” to receive full healing because they can’t diagnose how sick they really are emotionally.They are blinded by their unstable behavior nor can they ascertain what their root problems are that are hidden deep within themselves. It is better for the “Hater” to point a finger and knit-pick at others weaknesses without analyzing their own. I have met a few in my walk, and yes, they are quite challenging to deal with on a daily basis at times, but I still believe that God loves even such people and seeks to restore them into their “right” mind.

GOD SEEKS TO MAKE PEOPLE WHOLE AGAIN.

Psalm 30:2
O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.

Psalm 107:20
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Let’s analyze an example of how destructive a Critical Spirit  can be when it is unrestrained.

In the book of EXODUS 32, Moses had to deal with such cantankerous individuals (the children of Israel) that exhibited traits of a critical spirit when they were wondering in the wilderness and criticized his leadership and rebelled against his authority while he was up on the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments from God, by opting for a GOLDEN CALF as their “god” and claiming that the graven image was responsible for releasing them from captivity in Egypt (Exodus 32:4). Aaron usurped Moses’ authority over the people and aided in the creation of the golden idol as they started to worship the Gold Calf with drink and merry dancing. God got very angry with the children of Israel’s idolatry and commanded Moses to go down to reprimand and rebuke them for their evil actions and rebellious behavior. Aaron (Moses’ brother) dished out excuses as to why he assisted in making the idol trying to pin the blame on the people when he was in on this whole thing too. Moses got really angry with Aaron and the people and took the idol, burnt it, crushed it into powder and put the powder into water and made the children of Israel drink of that water (Exodus 32:20). Aaron should be found guilty of his behaviour because he had facilitated in the act of creating the idol and had contributed to causing all the children of Israel to sin against GOD. This was a serious offense that led God to judge those that were guilty of the deed later on (Exodus 32:33-35).

What can you learn about people who have a Critical spirit from this story?:

1. They lack patience to hear or wait on God and are negative minded complainers (Exodus 32:1);

2. They refuse to do things God’s way and start to do things their way by taking things into their OWN hands (Exodus 32:1-2);

3. They love to Usurp authority when they disagree with their leaders instruction and enjoy the power of  controlling a group to follow their instructions instead that go against the original mission or vision for the group (Exodus 32: 2-4). Aaron usurped Moses’ authority by taking the lead (in Moses’ absence) in the creation of the new golden calf by instructing the children of Israel to give up their gold and jewelry so that he could mold the new graven image. Instead of waiting on Moses to return from the mountain, Aaron took matters into his own hands which was a grave mistake for both him and the entire camp. They all had raised the fury of the Lord to pronounce righteous judgment on them all by this grave conduct of DISOBEDIENCE.

4. Critical spirits are disobedient to the Word of God.  They fail at listening to instruction and are rebellious in all their ways.

5. They lack the Fear of the Lord (Exodus 32:6).  They (the children of Israel) danced and drank merrily in their disobedience around the graven image of the Golden Calf.

6. They are FAITH-LESS and try to justify it by pointing fingers and pinning the blame on others for their lack of Faith. “Nothing is ever their fault”, it’s always “everybody else is to blame but them”. This is also a pity-party behavior as well.  Aaron tries to justify his actions to Moses by blaming the people when he had the ability to lead them to do right before the Lord. It is clear to me that Aaron loved the power trip he had and sunk too high in PRIDE that he was too arrogant and willful in his behavior to notice how rebellious he had become against GOD. He saw no consequence to his actions since he assumed that his brother wouldn’t come back anytime soon from the mountain (Exodus 32:22-24). 

7. They are moved by the things of the Flesh and not by the Spirit of God.

8. They seek instant gratification over perseverance in obedience to God (Exodus 32:1-6).

9. Under their leadership, they cause others to sin and fall into a place that allows for the righteous judgment of the Lord to fall against the people (Exodus 32:21); however, judgment was withheld by Moses’ intercession for a short time (Exodus 32:11-14) Aaron was the cause of this grave offense against God’s 1st & 2nd commandments — “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3); “You shall not make for yourself a carved image…” (Exodus 20:4). Aaron’s conduct affected the destinies of the others who had followed his instructions to sin together. Critical spirits latch on to other people which enables it to cause another to sin if they lack Self-control.

10. Critical spirits FEAR divine correction, instruction and rebuke (Exodus 32:22).

11. Critical spirits refuse ownership for their evil actions (Exodus 32:22-24). Aaron justifies his behaviour as no fault of his own and yet in Exodus 32:35 it is proven he was responsible for the calamity that fell on the children of Israel who followed his WICKED instruction to create a graven idol for worship.

12. Critical spirits are unrestrained (Lack self-control) (Exodus 32:25)

12. Critical spirits destroy other people lives (Exodus 32:35Righteous judgment falls on the people who were rebellious and disobedient to God.

13. Critical spirits turn you against God (Exodus 32:1-6).

I just want to state for a fact that this is my biblical take on this type of critical spirit. From my opinion and experience, I have seen people operating in these traits that I have described in many of their actions  done to me and others during my walk. They exhibit many of the qualities to a large extent and follow a similar pattern to Aaron and the children of Israel who grumbled while out in the wilderness.

Despite all that, whether they see it or not, these highly emotional people don’t realize that their emotions are like a sinking ship into a path that leads to ungodly behaviour. Such people need to admit that they have a serious problem with PRIDE and lack of self-control to function properly. I classify these critical spirited people as highly dysfunctional. In some cases, depending on the level of dysfunction, they may need some serious deliverance counseling in order to heal from that behavior.

Anybody who operates with a lack of self-control is definitely under the influence of some demonic forces and that is why some people who cultivate such a critical spirit behave demonized (depending on the level of strongholds in the persons mind).

How can one receive healing & deliverance from this Critical Spirit?

They must CONFESS with their mouths their sins/weaknesses in order to receive their healing and not act like Aaron, who refused to take ownership of his behaviour. A lot of people remain a slave to their sins/weaknesses because of this level of PRIDE and ARROGANCE that refuses to admit that they need to come clean about their actions. If you know of someone that has operated with this type of spirit, or if you have personally struggled with this type of behavior and have identified areas that you have failed to be honest before the Lord, let me tell you that JOY is virtually non-existent in your life if you choose to remain in denial about of your sinful actions/ behaviours.

Why choose to be in bondage to guilt and shame when freedom comes from CONFESSING your weaknesses and failures before the LORD?  Temporary fleshy JOY isn’t true JOY, because true JOY comes from the LORD and that level of JOY provides strength. Choose to be set free from this cycle of destructive criticism and confess the areas where you caused harm to others by your bad behaviour, words spoken, thoughts meditated, and through your actions and deeds. When you confess, seek the Lord to set you Free to release the guilt and restore your JOY that is DIVINE and from the Lord. Humble yourself before Him and HE will hear from Heaven and heal you from this Critical spirit. Remember that such a spirit is UNBELIEVING, so seek God in FAITH that HE will hear you from Heaven and answer you when you call on the NAME of the LORD, JESUS CHRIST.

MEDITATE on the Word concerning JOY.  JOY IS YOUR PORTION. BE FREE TO Experience it in ABUNDANCE!

Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Psalm 32:11
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 35:9
And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; It shall rejoice in His salvation.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.

Psalm 95:1
[ A Call to Worship and Obedience ] Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

Psalm 106:1
[ Joy in Forgiveness of Israel’s Sins ] Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Isaiah 29:19
The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD, And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 33:11
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “ Praise the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His mercy endures forever”— andof those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.

Philemon 1:20
Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in the Lord.

Be encouraged and know that JOY can be restored in those lives that have often times experienced the rough end of the stick. The JOY of the LORD is for EVERYONE. He is the one who can restore it all who seek to walk uprightly and seek to do HIS WILL and not THEIR OWN.

I have put another song that ministers to me whenever I struggle with my own weaknesses and seek God to heal me in areas that require DIVINE INTERVENTION by seeking His face in truth and sincerity in prayer and meditation. I pray that it ministers to you and May God Grant you the JOY that you deserve in this life. Humble yourself to receive the Joy that He offers to give. Set aside your PRIDE and seek His face so that you can be restored and feel true fulfillment in the Lord. He cares for you soo much that He loves to heal the broken-hearted, the abused, the critical minded, the proud, the haughty, the offended, the disobedient and rebellious, etc.

John 14:1
[ The Way, the Truth, and the Life ] “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Out of Eden – I am the ONE.

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“Why am I not getting my Answer???!” – Hindrances to Prayers Pt. 2


(Cont’d pt. 2) In the previous post I talked about how I needed to revamp my faith level in my prayer life and in general, enhance my spiritual walk with the Lord. FAITH IS THE KEY HERE. How do we expect to get mature with our prayer life if we don’t have faith in Jesus? It says in the Word of God in (Hebrews 11:6) :

 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him

Image courteousy of http://www.muscleprogram.com/Let’s all try to revamp our prayer life together by going to that Prayer Gym to exercise on our Faith – stair master machine; our Belief– treadmill machine, Trust– bench press machine. Let us not lean to our own understanding but in all our ways, acknowledge HIM (GOD -your workout trainer), and He shall direct your path (Proverbs 3:5) – for a healthy exercise routine. Let’s build our Faith Muscles!

In this post I will now explore what I find to be the reasons as to why we don’t get some of our prayers answered. It could be any of the reasons I am about to list below. I don’t expect this list to be exhaustive because there could be more reasons for hindrances in prayer and perhaps I just haven’t thought of it yet so people are welcome to comment below to add on the reasons why they think  some prayers don’t get answered. This is a learning process for me so I’m welcome to other people’s opinions and thoughts on the subject matter. Keep in mind that I’m not a pro on this topic so that’s why everything I will list is based on my perspective of the things based on experiences and things I have read. There are certain things we do in our prayers that hinder us from receiving answers when we pray to God. Let’s explore these reasons.

HINDERANCES TO PRAYER

1. Do you know how to pray? (Matthew 6:5-15)- I find that this is the number one fundamental reason as to why some prayers don’t get answered. I believe that prayer is a conversation between You and God; however, when you are a new believer and you have absolutely NO idea how to pray, I find that in the Body of Christ we have a tendency to assume that these people should know how to pray on the get go which is a grave error in our judgement that still persists to this day. I would recommend to a new believer that they can start off with Jesus’ example of the Lords prayer found in (Mathew 6:5-15). 

The Structure of the Lords Prayer:

i.)  Acknowledge the Father who is in Heaven.

ii.) Be Humble before the Lord and admit Honestly your weaknesses and failures. Acknowledge your weaknesses and failures before the Lord and seek God’s forgiveness in sincerity.

iii.) Seek the Lords help if you harbor any bitterness, resentment or hatred towards anyone who has wronged you in your life with the Help of the Holy Spirit. This is very important.

iv.) Understand that you can be tempted to do things that go against Biblical principles because of your weaknesses and seek God for strength help you to do right in the eyes of the Lord. Each day is a daily struggle between Flesh and Spirit so you need God’s help to increase your level of Faith in order to walk humbly under His Grace and Mercy.

v.) Praise Him, Worship Him and Thank HIM for listening to your prayers. Acknowledge that you cannot do anything without the Lords help so remember to do all these things as you end your prayer. This helps you to cultivate a character of humility because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5).

Those that are more seasoned should be able to connect to those that need some direction in this area because some people don’t even know how to ask for the right things in their prayers simply because they have no idea how. You have not because you ask not.(James 4:2).I was like that once and through the help of my mother, being in a youth group (cell group) at church, and going to the christian book shop that had material on prayer books and intercession etc, I was able to equip myself to pray more effectively and saw many of the things in my life change.

Going to church and fellow-shipping is a requirement if you want to grow in strength in your spiritual journey. You cannot mature on your own without the help of other people. You are not an island to yourself so don’t kid yourself into thinking you don’t need anyone when you need guidance to build your character and spirit. With a body of believers they can intercede for you when you are going through a crisis…how can you do that if you isolate yourself from the body?

I must emphasize that you can learn to pray even better when you are with a group of other Christians, in particular a small group setting such as a cell group. When you hear the way others pray, you will learn how to pray effectively at an individual level and you will be able to cultivate your own conversation with God as you listen to others. I think that this is the best way to learn how to pray on an individual level and at a small group level. You start off small and in an intimate group setting and that helps you when you move into the larger body within a larger group in a congregational setting. When individuals master prayer as a congregation, they will be able to pray more effectively at a corporate level of prayer and take down footholds and strongholds in your families, in your workplaces, in your cities, in your countries and then head into the global arena at an international level.

2. Motivation (James 4:3) – Are you asking amiss or are you hitting the target?

Some people need to understand this basic principle because it’s one of the most important and fundamental principles that people fail to understand. When you Pray, you must pray seeking that which you need and not seeking things out of selfish motivation. An example of this could be a man praying to God that he wants a particular woman that he desires to make as his wife and he sees a woman that he has “fallen in love with” but finds out later that she is married. He cannot then go ahead and seek the Lord to get her divorced from her husband just because he wants to make that woman his wife. That is UNGODLY and Evil! Such prayers will NOT be answered and anyone practicing this type of meditation for a long time will venture into the arena of demonic prayers which is a form of WITCHCRAFT. God won’t answer a prayer that contradicts His precepts. You must check your motivations when you pray. Prayers have a purpose, it can be for intercession, requests on NEEDS Not WANTS for yourself or others, it can even be a time for receiving a download of revelations in scriptures when meditating on the Word as you seek clarity for things that you don’t understand. Prayer is your relationship hotline between You and God.

Do not abuse this privilege by requesting things based on desires derived by selfish motivations and rebellious requests that contradict the Word of God. Those prayers will go unanswered.

I must provide a word of caution in that although such crazy requests will not be answered by God…demonic forces will gravitate to such impure meditations and attach themselves to people who move by these unrestrained carnal desires and guide them to places that can give them these “so-called answers” that God refused to grant. That’s why I call them witchcraft prayers.

James 4:1-5

Pride Promotes Strife

1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet[a] you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers and[b] adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

“ God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”[c]

If you are guilty of this, repent right NOW and turn away from such behaviours so that you don’t latch yourself to some curses on your life that will bring you no rest and trouble will follow you and your household if you continue this activity. That is why people must learn to exercise prudence, sound judgement and self-control when pursuing things out of selfish desires. Some people don’t realize they do this but let me tell you…I have seen such crazy things happen to some people that I can honestly say I know what I’m talking about. On the subject of understanding the difference between the Needs versus Wants, I recommend checking out my earlier post called Desire: Differentiating between Needs vs Wants .

Let me clarify something here, it’s not bad to request things on an individual basis like wanting a spouse, car, job, house, healing etc. What I am trying to say here is that you must assess the purpose, intention and motivation of your request first before putting it forward to God. I encourage you to consider that He will answer your prayer on the basis of His Will for your Life and not your own. Some people have difficulty with accepting this and that is why they end up offended with the Lord for not answering their vain prayers.

I always say to the Lord when I pray for something I want…because I don’t always know what I need I say to God “By your will and Not my own” because I believe God wants the best for me and sometimes we request things that aren’t right for us at the time and we fail to see that but He can judge the request and He will answer those things that are what we need.

Jesus practiced this example in the Garden of Gethsemane before He was arrested and crucified as He prayed in Luke 22:41-43 (NKJV):

41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. [Emphasis added].

Seriously assess your requests and repent of any selfish prayers that you have put before the Lord. Believe that the Lord wants the Best for You so seek His Will for your life above your own.

Isaiah 55:8

“ For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

 

I will continue my List in Part 3.

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