Faith activates your power

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Did you know that as believers in Jesus we are the most powerful people on this planet? If you didn’t know now we know. We have the ability to do the most miraculous things, so why is it that we are sometimes the most fearful people, and never realise the power that we have which is activated through the holy spirit, and above all faith. What is faith? The bible says in Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Many believers in Christ will say they have faith when everything is going well. However, true faith is and the ability to access our God given power through the activation of faith, when we are put through a test. How many of us have faith when we can see how things might plan out? For example, you have faith that you are going to receive a job because you know you did an awesome interview, or faith that you will pass a test because you are good at a particular subject so always pass. Is that faith? Yes, it’s an element of faith, but is that faith in yourself and your own abilities or faith in God? True faith is not knowing how a situation is going to work together to create the positive outcome you are hoping for, yet believing that through faith and prayer we can access our power to receive and manifest that our situation has turned around for the good, whist still in the situation not seeing how it’s going to happen. Never limit God, never put him into a box! just because in that box you can understand how things could happen the bible says in Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Stop trying to figure out how God  is going to do something because you will never know, just pray by faith and wait to see your miracle. The bible says in 1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us” God does not need all the tools to be in place before he can move in your life and create a miracle. All he needs is your faith to be activated. Let me give you a testimony of my situation. in 2016 I had a car accident, I was very new to driving at the time, and didn’t know all the procedures to take when getting into an accident at the scene or after. I was receiving a lot of nuisance calls from claims organisations and various insurance companies, and was unsure who to be honest with. Long story short, I ended up being dishonest to my insurance company unknowingly. They then said because of this, I am liable to pay all the costs for injury and damage to the other drivers car. The driver was not honest and took advantage of my lack of knowledge in the situation and said he had 5 people in the car who had received injuries. My insurance company then contacted me in writing telling me I have to pay £18,000. My heart sunk, I didn’t have that kind of money. However, I knew that I could access that power within me by faith. I began to tell God the situation. I said Lord Jesus I leave it in your hands I can’t pay it you deal with it. I put the bill into my bible and left it for God to sort out. To this day I can testify that God moved, they have never contacted me again for that money. God is able so able, do not underestimate him the bible says in Ephesians 3:20 (NLV) “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” If God created ALL things, and knows ALL things, why not trust him with your life and have faith in him in your situation. Wouldn’t you trust the creator of your phone to fix it if if you didn’t know how because They created it. How much more the creator of your life and everything in this entire universe. If you are reading this God is saying trust me, have faith me, and see my power work though you. The bible says in Matthew 17:20 (NIV) He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

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Is sex before marriage ok?

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In today’s society sex before marriage is the norm. We meet someone, we fall in ‘love’, we begin moving in together and having a sexual relationship. Or we meet someone have sex then think we’ve fallen in love then move in together etc. Long story short, everyone is having sex in the way they see fit in their own personal circumstances. Sex is a good thing, God created the act of sex to be a pleasurable thing for the two people that are being intimate. Sex is so strong and so powerful, that the connection you feel after that encounter can begin to cloud your judgment. Many women and men use sex as a weapon or a tool in their relationships to get what they want, they also use it as a way to mask problems, and as a temporary resolution to arguments. Nowadays, many people do not see how sacred sex is, and have multiple partners all at the same time, and the spread of STD’s is at an all time high. This was not what God intended. As I mentioned before sex is a good and powerful act but only when done in the right context, which is within a marriage, other than that sex can be extremely destructive. Have you ever been in a relationship and really wanted to leave it, and know you should because it no longer serves you, but you end up constantly having sex with that person, then you feel that connection stronger than ever it masks the underlying problem so you keep holding onto the relationship? I know I have. Have you ever been someone that says but the sex is so good I can’t leave him or her? I’m Guilty again. Have you ever found that after you begin to have sex with him or her that you slowly begin to react differently, or that you feel this extra closeness emotionally and physically, and you begin to make judgment based on feelings instead of fact ? Yes me again. There is a thing called a soul tie when you decide to have sex with someone you become one with that person, what is the soul? The soul is there persons mind will and emotions (I will talk deeper on soul ties in another blog). As christians we have to remember that sex was meant to be with one person and contained in a marriage. We need to remember that our body is a temple of the Lord the bible say in 1 Corinthians 6:19  “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” We are sacred containing the spirit of God that lives within us we need to treat our bodies like God’s home his holy sanctuary, and not just let the whole world and people that will be out of our life in the next few weeks, months, or years defile our temple. The bible calls sexual immortality a sin, it says in Ephesians 5:1-3 “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.” please from this day chose to live a pure life it’s hard and I know that all too well, I too am on this journey of purity and respect for my body, to totally surrender it and use it for God’s glory, so join me it’s never too late. I don’t care if you have slept with 1 person or 1000’s of people, God loves you he can make you pure and whole again. He can cleanse your mind, your body, and make you a new creation believe it and receive it. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Just pray this prayer.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for my body, the body that you have made that is so sacred that you called it your temple, a place where you dwell. I haven’t treated my body as such a place, but instead used my body for my own pleasure to make myself feel good. Today I want to and I choose to use my body to honour you in all I do. I want to live a pure life with my body until you place my perfect husband/wife into my life. Please forgive me, cleanse me, and make me pure and new inside and out. Help me not to surrender to the temptations and lusts of my flesh, but instead to fix my eyes on you until the right one I should give my body too in marriage comes. Thank you for forgiving me and making me a new creation. I pray all this in Jesus precious name.
Amen.

Now let’s live a pure and new life with our bodies.

Never look back

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Sometimes in life we can get to a point were we are so psyched up about moving forward and starting afresh in our lives. However, when the outcome of making the decision to do this does not work out in the way we want, we can begin to get discouraged or sometimes think if we made the right choices. These doubts then make us start looking back at how things were before. We start to think maybe the situation I was in before wasn’t so bad. For example you could have been a Christian in a relationship with a non Christian and that relationship may have been stunting your growth with God, and suddenly you feel this overwhelming push to let that relationship go because you know god is not being glorified though that particular relationship, so you let it go. A year or 2 maybe even more has passed, and you are still single. You begin to look back and think maybe I could have stayed with that particular person but just tried harder with my walk with God. You begin second guessing yourself and weighing up options you could have taken advantage of to remain in that relationship, even though you know it’s the wrong choice. The same could apply to friendships, jobs, etc. We need to realise that when we choose to look forward there was something inside of us that triggered that choice, and we need to hold on to that. I know this can be incredibly hard and sometimes we feel lonely, or like things don’t seem to be falling into place, but trust me don’t drag out a situation for fear of being lonely or not getting the results you want easily, results will come. Everything is a process, and the best things in life can’t be rushed. As Christians we need to trust that god has us In the palm of his hands. Be patient with him in the time where he has allowed you to move forward. God is building you up in this time, he’s strengthening and equipping you for the next situation so that you will prosper in it. Don’t lose focus and don’t ever look back on your past to the point where you miss your future. Satan wants you to remain in your past feeling miserable, but God wants to give you the brightest future, one you couldn’t have even imagined for yourself. The bible says in Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Believe it and receive it in Jesus name.

It’s time to detox

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If you have been reading my previous blogs you will see that I have been going through a process of self love, and self refection as the Lord reveals certain areas of my life to me. Change encourages growth and growth can cause pain, but only for a while. Some people can only fit into your life at a certain point, then as you allow God to add growth to your life and you have to let go of that person, or God has to remove them out of your life it can be painful because you may be so attached. Just like we can get attached to clothes that we’ve had for years that no longer fit so can no longer serve a purpose, its the same with people and situations. I’m here to let you all know that it’s time to evaluate your lives, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and walk into the plans of God which go far beyond your own. It’s time to go through growth and become the person you were created to be. For years I have let people suck me dry, to the point where I was totally empty and I’ve had to come and ask God to fill me up and give me life again. Stop letting people and situations steal and your joy, and your peace. If someone does not want to be in your life say goodbye, because if they can’t see your value and want to stay in your life, you need to evaluate why you don’t see your value by wanting them to remain in your life. If a person is constantly bringing you down with their words or tearing down your dreams, dreams that you may have had for the longest of times, is that the type of negativity that you want to entertain? If your friends say they are your friends but you’re constantly double thinking if they really are, or if they are doing things behind your back to make you look like a fool, are they even your friend? If your the one putting all the effort into a friendship or a relationship, and at points where you really need a shoulder to cry on or and ear to listen, those people are not there do you really want them in your life? because I’m sure you wouldn’t feel the difference having them there or not. Everyone has people in their lives who only want to be around when things are going well for you, but your true friends will be in your life through the good and the bad. Stop cutting yourself short, you deserve the best. Stop accepting the half hearted friendships and relationships. We all need to look at ourselves, and ask ourselves why are we settling for the worst when God has the best? Why don’t we trust God with our lives and know what he has is always better ? Ask God to reveal people’s true intentions, as I have been doing and he is showing me. Ask him to show you even your own heart and intentions when you allow certain people into your life. Remember as Christian there is a time and a season for everything. Today is the time to detox your life and give up on all the negativity. Ask God to remove people that no longer serve any purpose in your life. No one is too busy, we make time for those we value, and no time for those we don’t. Please don’t waste another second thinking about someone that is not thinking about you. Are you dry and thirsty?  the bible says in John 7:38 “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.” God is waiting to give you new life and growth in new situations. Receive it in Jesus name.

I feel lonely and have no real friends. Read this

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Feeling lonely is such a big issue these days, you could have 1,000,000 followers and still feel like you have no real friends, you could be at events surrounded by hundreds of people and still feel like you are the only one in the room. I believe that social media has played a big part when it comes to loneliness. We live in a digital world where people build online relationships and friendships, and although you may have hundreds of friends on Facebook Instagram etc. There is no real connection with these people. You could literally walk pass them on the street without even recognising that they are on your friends list. It’s so sad really, even the other day I saw one of the people I have on my friends list and he saw me. I’ve liked his stuff online and he has liked mine. However, we walked past each other like 2 strangers it’s makes me cringe when I think about it, and shows you just how web based the friendship was, but in reality the loneliness and lack of real friendship. We spend hours staking online profiles of people in our friends lists to the point where we think we know them because of the things they post, but how well do we really know them? We throw around the word friend and it carries no weight to it. For example, we will be like, look at my ‘friends’ picture or look what my ‘friend’ just posted but you and that ‘friend’ have never connected on a personal level, or not spoken since school days. The person they where 10 years ago is not the person they are now, yet we still refer to them as a friend why? Does that person even consider you a friend? We are all longing for friendships and want to prove to people that we are not lonely, and how to determine that these days is through your friends list. However, in actual fact a lot of people are extremely lonely, wanting real human connections. Before social media exploded, we had to actually talk to people, show a true interest in people, find out if we had things in common on a face to face basis or ever over a phone call. If you liked what you saw and you both clicked on a personal level, only then would that person be considered your friend. Friendship these days just starts at the click of a button behind a computer screen, or in a one word response instant message. Nowadays, I find so many people say, hey how are you ? Because it’s just a thing to say, but deep down inside they couldn’t care less how you were, or what type of week you may be having, and subconsciously you know that and you reply with the simple I’m alright thanks, how are you? We live in a disconnected small talking generation. We go out to dinner to watch each other scroll up and down on social media feeds finding out what stranger are doing but disconnected from the person sitting right in front of us. We say let’s chill, but instead our focus is not on each other it’s on our phone. Instead of people speaking to you in person they find you through a friend add you then dm you on social media. I don’t know if it’s just me, and by no means am I saying social media is a bad thing, as i do like the platform it has created for people to present their unique ideas. However, I dislike the fact that it’s disconnected everyone because we are so addicted to social media, we tell it everything, post on it everyday and if we are not posting we are just scrolling endlessly, ignoring the people around us everyday. Just for today try to have a real life connection with someone you don’t know, it’s gonna be hard, but to be honest, you are doing it everyday when you friend someone you don’t know on social media and you slide in their dm’s and start liking their posts. As christians we are safe in the knowledge that we are never alone, God is always with us. The bible says he will never leave us or forsake us. How about you begin building a real serious friendship with God, put down your phone and get to know him, he want your time and your friendship. If we are honest a majority of the time we can spend more time on social media than with our true friend Jesus. Also the bible says in Proverbs 18:24 (NIV) ‘A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.’ I really hope this helps even one person to evaluate their life, build true meaningful friendships with people, but above all with Jesus Christ our God, king, and Saviour.

Toxic friends

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How many of you have been hurt or offended by someone that you considered a close real friend? I have, lately as I’ve been building my relationship with God he’s opened my eyes to people that I considered friends. If you read my blog titled ‘he hits me but we love each other’ you will see me touch on my own abusive relationship, and how over the years it’s led me to various other toxic relationships and friendships. This is hard to talk about because I’m still in the process of trying to get the toxic friend out of my life completely. However, what’s the point of blogging if you can’t pour your heart out and hope others don’t fall into the same trap. That’s why I started this blog, to show others it’s not always easy but with God all is possible. This toxic friendship was one of the most challenging, and heart breaking friendships I’ve had to go through, and a lot of people were hurt during the duration of it. This so called ‘friend’ came into my life like a knight in shining armour. At the point that I allowed him into my life I was at a broken place brought on by the relationship I was in prior. He was able to make me forget the pain, make me feel like I deserved the world and everything in it. He offered me friendship which then led to a real closeness, a closeness I hadn’t really felt with a friend before, and because he was a friend I felt safe. He’d later tell me he wanted more but it was hard at that point in his life, I wanted more too, so much happened in the process i ended up hurt and even more damaged than when I first went in ( I’ll go into detail in another blog), but because I was not healed properly from all the hurt I was expecting him to fix me. I became needy, dependant, jealous if he’d speak to other girls and he’d get the same. It was a friendship but began to feel like more of a relationship. I started to see traits that reminded me of previous relationships and I just couldn’t get why every time I was involved with someone it always turned sour. I decided after truly trying to put my trust and focus on god (it was not easy) that i finally needed to let go. That friendship was only bringing out the worst in me and not the God in me. I knew (or should I say I know as this is still a fresh situation), that I need to love myself, put God first, and trust that he going to provide the best for me if I wait on him. As I begun praying about the friendship I told God to make sure I don’t look back because several times I have done. God is so good, he begun to reveal things to me that made me know he was no longer worth my time or focus. Toxic relationships or friendships suck your joy, your peace, your focus, your self worth, your mind and soul, your health, and so much more. They become stifling, full of lies and deceit, they feel great for a moment but you will always be on edge with the constant love and hate. God wants more for me, he wants me to focus on him because during the course of that friendship I was trying and failing, because my heart and my mind were just so focused on that person. Don’t let anyone or anything distract you from God, if someone is doing that you need to question as a christian if that person is really meant to be in your life. Please, if you are reading this and you know this sounds like you, leave that relationship, you deserve more. I know it hurts, it’s hurting me too right now as I’m literally going through the pain of making that decision to finally let it go. I know you feel like rubbish and ashamed of how things became. Let’s go through this together, let’s heal with the help of God and heal completely. Don’t rush into another relationship because in my experience it will end up the same, why? because hurt people attract hurt people, and hurt people hurt people. Allow God to strengthen you, when you want to call the person speak to God, when you want to message the person open your phone go to your notes and write to God. I can testify that if it was not for the love of God, and reading his promises in his word I’d still have been holding on. I know the devil does not want to see me let go but I’m going to keep walking forward and never look back, and you should too in Jesus name.

Does being a Christian mean we won’t experience bad days?

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Being a follow of Christ is one of the best choices you can make in your life, it means that you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life. It means that your life is directed by God and you will live according to his special individual purpose. It means that you have someone in your life who’s love is immeasurable and unconditional. It means that God will never leave you nor forsake you. Sometimes christians fall into a trap of thinking however, that because they are on God’s side it will be easy and that they won’t encounter trials and tribulations, they believe that everyday will be a bed of roses. There is no one in the bible that was a true follower of Christ that didn’t experience struggles ( read the famous book of Job). Having storms in your life does not make you a bad person. It means you are a powerful person through Christ, the devil sees you as a threat to his kingdom, and he wants to do what he knows best kill, steal, and destroy you. I always realise that the closer I get to God, and the stronger my relationship with him is, the more the fiery darts are shot at me. Sometimes God allows troubles into your life to bring you back to his feet or to humble you. Other times he wants you to put your trust in him whist holding firm to his word and show you he is God over everything the bible say in proverbs 3 : 5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ There is nothing too hard for him. As christians we must know if God brought us too it he can bring us through it. You may not understand it, but God will direct you through. Just as a parent directs the path of the child when they have little understanding, and the child trusts with their life, it’s the same thing with God our father. Whatever the storm you’re in, or will encounter our God is greater trust in him and see his mighty hand at work.

Prayer to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour.

Dear Lord Jesus,
I believe that you came down to earth as man, died for me while I was still a sinner and raised up from the dead on the 3rd day for the remission of my sins.
Your word says in Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. So I confess that and believe it in my heart, Jesus save me, forgive me, and cleanse me in the precious blood you shed for me on Calvary. Thank you for making me whole, and accepting me into your kingdom. Lead me and guide me. In Jesus name. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer welcome to the loving family of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to message me I’m always here to listen and to pray for you and your needs.