19. November 2017 · Comments Off on WILL YOU WORSHIP THE LORD FOR NOTHING? · Categories: Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Suffering, Worship
… DOES JOB [REVERENTLY] FEAR GOD FOR NOTHING? Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has, and he will curse You to Your face (Job 1:9-11 AMPC).
 
Beloved, the book of Job is one book of the Bible people turn to for hope when facing serious trials. We always look forward with expectation to that joyful day when it says Job was rewarded with a double fold restoration and he lived happily ever after but let’s not be in such a hurry to forget the very thing that was central to Job’s problem; DOES JOB [REVERENTLY] FEAR GOD FOR NOTHING?
 
Like someone said, though this happened very many years ago, it’s still the same card satan uses on God’s children… DO THEY WORSHIP YOU FOR NOTHING? And the truth is that saying ‘yes’ is one thing but living it out is another. In Job’s case, we are not talking about an interval of years or a few months but within a few minutes, it was one calamity after another and he lost everything. Losing material things is one thing but to lose all your children in one day? Hmmm… But how did Job respond? He did not ask if God was real; He did not say God had disappointed him; He did not curse God. Instead… Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and FELL TO THE GROUND TO WORSHIP. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” (Job 1:20-21 NLT)
 
Beloved, I’m not sure I’ve met anyone that has suffered to the degree Job suffered and I pray I don’t but I’ll tell you one thing; I have heard a whole load of complaining in my lifetime and I’m not excluded. But let’s have a moment of reflection; How is your attitude towards the Lord today? Are you no longer on fire for Him like you used to be because things are not going your way or maybe it’s because He hasn’t answered you just yet. Just think for a minute; is satan going back to the Lord saying… “Didn’t I tell You that they are only worshiping You for what they can get from You?”
 
Beloved, the Lord trusted Job because He knew Job was not worshiping Him for stuff and I’m sure it made it easier for God to bless him the way He did in his latter days.
 
WILL YOU WORSHIP THE LORD FOR NOTHING? Does God know it?
 
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14. November 2017 · Comments Off on WHY ARE YOU SLEEPING? · Categories: Jesus Christ, Prayer, Spiritual Growth

When He got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, exhausted from grief. So he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation!” (Luke 22:45-46 NET Bible)

EXHAUSTED FROM GRIEF…

Beloved, are you finding that you are feeling really exhausted lately? Do you know the reason for it? In our feature text, Jesus came to find His disciples who were supposed to be praying sleeping, exhausted from grief but what does grief mean? Grief means intense sorrow, especially caused by loss. However, it’s not just the loss of someone but it could be the loss of a job, a relationship, your marriage, your business, your money, your dreams, your hope, you name it… and like Samson who was known for his strength, you have become so weak from pain and sorrow that you say… “Let me die with the Philistines.” (Judges 16:30).

Beloved, grief is another word for pain. We don’t always like to talk about this but there are many Christians crippled by pain; feelings of deep distress caused by betrayal, loss, disappointment or other misfortune that can drain the life out of you. The Message translation of our feature text says… He got up from prayer, went back to the disciples and found them asleep, DRUGGED BY GRIEF. He said, “What business do you have sleeping? Get up. Pray so you won’t give in to temptation.”

DRUGGED BY GRIEF…

Beloved, they were drugged up by grief and to be drugged up means to give someone a lot of drugs or medicine with the result that they cannot behave normally. Perhaps, you are one that is known to pray but because of the grief, the pain and the sorrow; the lack of joy, you cannot pray as normal. You find that you are so exhausted that all you want to do is sleep and then you wake up with a banging headache.

Beloved, at times, our tiredness comes when we are exhausted from everything life has thrown at us but that’s the tactic of the enemy. The devil loves it when he can get you in such a state because he has access. The Bible says… But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds [resembling wheat] among the wheat, and went away (Matthew 13:25 AMP). Jesus also said in our feature text… “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation!”

Beloved, “Why are you sleeping? and I don’t just mean physical sleep. Are you spiritually asleep? Is it because of pain or disappointment? Have you been drugged up by grief? Today, I pray that you wake up. Tell the Lord that you want to live again. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). I pray that as you hand that pain over to Him, you receive a hundredfold restoration.

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05. November 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT TAKES PLACE WHILE WE WAIT · Categories: Change, Fruit of the Spirit, God's Plan, Grace, Humility, Jesus Christ, Patience, Perseverance, Promise, Spiritual Growth

Until the time that his word [of prophecy regarding his brothers] came true, the word of the Lord tested and refined him (Psalm 105:19 AMP)

Beloved, we all have loads of dreams, promises, and prophecies from the Lord but I’ve found out that while these promises are more important to us, God is more interested in what happens to us while we wait for their fulfilment and that’s the development of one’s character and our transformation into the image of Christ.

The New Living Translation of our feature text says… Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, THE LORD TESTED JOSEPH’S CHARACTER.

Beloved, we know the story of Joseph. He may have thought that God had forgotten about him after all the years that past between the time he had his dream and its fulfillment but every step of the way, the Lord was testing his character. Somehow, he found himself as a slave in Potiphar’s house but because… “Joseph was a strikingly handsome man. As time went on, his master’s wife became infatuated with Joseph and one day said, “Sleep with me.” He wouldn’t do it. He said to his master’s wife, “Look, with me here, my master doesn’t give a second thought to anything that goes on here—he’s put me in charge of everything he owns. He treats me as an equal. The only thing he hasn’t turned over to me is you. You’re his wife, after all! How could I violate his trust and sin against God?” She pestered him day after day after day, BUT HE STOOD HIS GROUND. HE REFUSED TO GO TO BED WITH HER” (Genesis 39:6-10 MSG).

Who knows; satan may have appeared before God while Joseph was in Potiphar’s house. He must have said; “Your boy is doing great because he hasn’t faced real temptation. Allow me to tempt him with something great. Let’s see how he would handle the pressure from Potiphar’s wife. Let’s see if he won’t fall for the temptation” and God must have said, “go ahead and give it your best shot” and so the testing began but Joseph used tests like this to develop integrity and fine character. Satan may have had a different plan in mind, but God must have said “let me allow it to see if far away from home, in a place where nobody knows him, where he thinks he is free to do whatever he wants, whether he would still maintain a good character” and Joseph passed the test. He was not about to sin against God.

Beloved, what if Joseph did not develop such character? When he eventually became governor over all of Egypt, don’t you think the women would have been in trouble? What test of character is God putting you through? How is it going?

I just got back from Israel and one thing that was obvious was that the Lord took us all there to test our character; some in humility, patience, long-suffering, integrity, obedience to what He said we should or should not do and all I could say was Lord, give me the grace to see me through.

Beloved, what about you?

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04. November 2017 · Comments Off on HOW CLEAN IS YOUR SPIRIT? · Categories: Change, Choices, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Sin, Spiritual Growth, Thoughts

…let us cleanse ourselves from everything that CONTAMINATES BODY AND SPIRIT, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1 AMP).

Beloved, the New King James Version of our feature text says… LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT… However, most times, we tend to focus on the flesh but what about the spirit?

Jesus taught us a few things about this and I would love for us to explore this. Jesus said… “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘YOU MUST NOT MURDER. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell (Matthew 5:21-23 NLT).

Beloved, YOU MUST NOT MURDER is a requirement of the law but Jesus is saying here that it’s not enough to avoid murder; we must also avoid prolonged anger and hatred. Jesus was giving a fuller understanding of why God made that law in the first place. The law says you must not murder but Jesus taught that we should not even become angry enough because that’s how the devil plants a seed, committing murder in our heart. The Pharisees read the law and felt that they had obeyed it. Yet, they were angry enough with Jesus that they soon plotted His death.

Unfortunately, we miss the intent of God’s Word when we read His rules for living without trying to understand why He made them. Have you closed your heart to his intent?

Here’s another example. Jesus said… “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘YOU MUST NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Matthew 5:27-28 NLT).

What Jesus is saying here is that it’s not enough to avoid adultery; we must also keep our hearts from lusting and while FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH is very easy to detect, one can carry FILTHINESS OF THE SPIRIT for a long time undetected.

What do I mean? The same person that says I love you with Jesus’ love can at the same time be cursing you out in their heart because they haven’t forgiven you for something you may not even be aware of. How can you detect that?

Beloved, with God, it is a matter of the heart. Remember… the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV) and everyone will give an account one day. So, HOW CLEAN IS YOUR SPIRIT?

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After going a little farther, He fell to the ground [distressed by the weight of His spiritual burden] and began to pray that if it were possible [in the Father’s will], the hour [of suffering and death for the sins of mankind] might pass from Him. He was saying, “Abba, Father! All things are possible for You; take this cup [of judgment] away from Me; but not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:35-36 AMP)

Beloved, using yesterday’s message as backdrop, I remember when someone was telling me that they were truly tired of praying for a situation they were facing and the question is what do you do when you’ve prayed, you’ve fasted, you’ve done everything you know how to do but the mountain is not moving? Like Jesus said to the Father in our feature text, “all things are possible for You” so, why is this situation not changing?

Yes, all things are possible for the Lord but there are some crosses you may have to carry for a while to achieve a greater purpose. This was exactly what I told this person and someone else confirmed it. Not easy to hear but God surely is working out a greater testimony.

Beloved, when you find yourself in such situations, does that mean God has left you to your own devise? Absolutely not! In the case of Jesus, we read that while He was wrestling with the reality that He had to carry His cross… there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him in spirit (Luke 22:43 AMP). I like the way the Message translation put it… “Father, remove this cup from Me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” AT ONCE AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN WAS AT HIS SIDE, STRENGTHENING HIM.

Strength was what was needed. So, as you submit to the will of God; “Father, give me the strength to carry this cross” is the prayer that is needed.

We also see the same sort of thing happening to Apostle Paul. When going through his own trial, he said… Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me (2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NIV).

Beloved, Grace was what was needed. “Father, give me the grace to go through this and come out stronger and wiser” is the prayer that is needed because… we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28 NIV)

Beloved, this is one of those messages or Scriptures that we don’t like to hear about but unfortunately, we can’t erase it from the Bible, so whatever it is that the Lord may be asking you to endure for a season… let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing (James 1:4 AMP).

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01. November 2017 · Comments Off on NOT MY WILL BUT YOU WILL · Categories: Choices, Decision making, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from Him. “Abba, Father,” He said, “everything is possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” (Mark 14:35-36 NIV)

Beloved, yesterday I had the opportunity of visiting the garden of Gethsemane, the place in our feature text where after struggling with His flesh, Jesus had to surrender His will to His Father’s will. We were asked to spend some time in prayer in this garden and for me, it was a moment where I had to give the Lord a fresh ‘Yes’. I had the opportunity to ask for whatever I needed but, it was a moment where I knew I had to say; Lord, not what I will, but what You will and there’s just this peace that comes with knowing that you have reached or are getting to a place in your spiritual journey where you are open to the will of the Lord, trusting that… though He slay me, yet will I wait for and trust Him (Job 13:15 AMPC). Yes, it’s not always easy but the keyword is ‘trusting’ that all things would always work out for your good (Romans 8:28).

Beloved, I did my MA dissertation on the Fatherhood of God and I remember reading as part of my research where someone said one of the characteristics of mature sons of God is that they are all about the Fathers will. This is what we read about Jesus when He says… Then I said, Behold, here I am, coming to do Your will, O God—[to fulfill] what is written of Me in the volume of the Book (Hebrews 10:7 AMPC). We also see that Jesus teaches us to pray in this manner. He says… Pray, therefore, like this: OUR FATHER Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. Your kingdom come, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (Matthew 6:9-10 AMPC).

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…

Beloved, those of us that call Him Father ought to know that our mandate here on earth is to carry out the will of our Father as it is in heaven and this is one of the most common verses quoted by many of us but like someone once said, in many cases, when we say Lord, let Your will be done, what we mean is let Your will be done as far as it is according to my will.

Beloved, Jesus said… My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work (John 4:34 AMPC) and I wonder whether we are at that place where our motivation is about doing the Fathers will. I’ve come across quite a few tour guides in Israel who have said they are working for their Father and you can just see the passion with which they do what they do and they are proud to tell you all about this family business. So, the question is what about you?

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29. October 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT NEEDS TO DIE FIRST? · Categories: Change, Choices, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Power and Authority, Restoration, Spiritual Growth

…that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11 AMP)

Beloved, in our feature text, Apostle Paul is saying he wants to experientially know Christ and experience the power of His resurrection meaning one may have to experience some sort of death to be RAISED.

Now, the Bible introduces us to Lazarus who experienced Christ’ resurrecting power. Jesus was close to Lazarus’ family but when He got the message that Lazarus was sick, He intentionally delayed coming to their rescue. He was waiting for Lazarus to die so that He could demonstrate His resurrection power.

Beloved, how does this apply to you? Are you waiting for Jesus to HEAL things in your life while His plan is for you to experience a RESURRECTION? Jesus had his eye on Lazarus’s situation the whole time, but He was waiting for him to die first before He made a move (John 11:7).

Maybe you are asking the Lord to heal a relationship, but Jesus is waiting for your pride and temper to die so that the relationship can be resurrected. Maybe you have been saying “Lord, use me for Your mighty work” but He is waiting for your selfish ambition to die so that He can resurrect His purpose in your life. You say; “Lord, I want to get married or I want a happy home to come back to” but He’s waiting for that lifestyle of sexual immorality to die first.

Beloved, the Bible says… if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY… Now, when someone dies, we say they have PASSED AWAY (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV). Apostle Paul used to be known as Saul but when he became born again, Saul passed away and Paul was resurrected.

So, how much of that old man has PASSED AWAY? Is BEFORE and AFTER still the same? Would people give up if they tried to play the ‘spot the difference’ puzzle on you? What needs to die so that you can experience the mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead?

Beloved, the other thing is that yesterday, I had the opportunity of visiting the tomb of Lazarus and as I walked down the stairs and back up again, I began to think about the fact that it must have taken a little while for Lazarus to have walked up these stairs. This means that the fact that you could be experiencing a delay in a certain aspect of your life does not mean that Jesus hasn’t spoken life to that situation. The delay also serves a purpose; producing humility, patience, endurance – which is you being continually conformed inwardly into His likeness.

Shalom!

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24. September 2017 · Comments Off on ADDRESSING DIVISION IN THE HOUSE · Categories: Holy Spirit, Identity, Jealousy, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Talents

Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ… I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose (1 Corinthians 1:7, 10 NLT).

Beloved, when I first started to meditate on 1 Corinthians 1, the first thought that came to mind was “The Struggles of a gifted house” and ‘house’ here isn’t just limited to a church or ministry but even one’s household or every environment that is heavily stocked with gifted people. Unfortunately, in such environments, you often find competition where one wants to outdo the other and the focus is then on the gift. Such was the case with the Corinthian Church which was a very gifted house but unfortunately, this is what causes division in the Church.

Apostle Paul who was addressing this condition in the church went on to say… some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels, my dear brothers and sisters. Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,” or “I follow only Christ.” Has Christ been divided into factions?… (1 Corinthians 1:11-13 NLT)

What happened was that Apostle Paul taught the gospel in Corinth for a while but then, he left Apollos to preach and teach in his absence. However, when he was away, he began to receive disturbing reports of the discord taking place in the church in Corinth.

Apparently, Apollos was a very eloquent speaker; a gift he used to preach the gospel (Acts 18:24) and so, you can imagine that people began to take sides. However, Apostle Paul felt this was worldly and a sure sign of immaturity. He said… when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ… for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other… Aren’t you living like people of the world? When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,”… After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants… I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it… It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT GOD MAKES THE SEED GROW. THE ONE WHO PLANTS AND THE ONE WHO WATERS WORK TOGETHER WITH THE SAME PURPOSE… (1 Corinthians 3:1-8 NLT).

Beloved, Apostle Paul said comparing ourselves with each other is not wise (2 Corinthians 10:12). It is immature and it causes division in the body of Christ and it’s a condition of the heart we must address. After all, are we not ONE BODY but with many parts put together to fulfil the Lord’s purpose (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)?

SELAH!

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23. September 2017 · Comments Off on ARE YOU GIFTED BUT FRUITLESS? · Categories: Anger, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Love, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have (1 Corinthians 12:7-11 NLT).

Beloved, the gifts of the Spirit or the fruits of the Spirit? Which do you think is more important to God?

Literally speaking, a gift is something free given to someone and in our feature text, while Apostle Paul says… you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT), he also says… but now let me show you a way of life that is best of all (1 Corinthians 12:31 NLT).

He went on to say… If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is PATIENT, love is KIND. It DOES NOT ENVY, it DOES NOT BOAST, it is not PROUD. It DOES NOT DISHONOR OTHERS, it is NOT SELF-SEEKING, it is NOT EASILY ANGERED, it KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS. Love DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL but rejoices with the truth. It always PROTECTS, ALWAYS TRUSTS, ALWAYS HOPES, ALWAYS PERSEVERES (1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NIV).

Beloved, love is a fruit of the Spirit but unlike a gift which is freely given, a fruit is produced from within… the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [THE WORK WHICH HIS PRESENCE WITHIN ACCOMPLISHES] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence)… (Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC).

So, what am I trying to say? The fact that some people are heavily gifted doesn’t mean they are spiritually mature. If truly our lives are not governed by love, joy, peace, patience, an even temper etc., then we have got some growing up to do. As born-again believers, we have the Holy Spirit working inside of us to produce fruit. While gifts are important, let’s ensure we are producing fruit. Let’s focus on being fruitful and not just gifted.

Selah!

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09. September 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP).

Beloved, recently I was listening to someone say that when it comes to God, we should not be adamant about our own way ‎or we might just get it our way.

Hmmm… to be adamant means to put yourself in a position where you refuse to be persuaded or to change your mind about what you want. However, when your mind is set on having it your own way, you could be short-changing yourself because the Lord has made it clear to us in our feature text that His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are our ways His ways. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours. The Message translation put it this way… “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.

This means that when you present the Lord with something you have been desiring; something you think is really good but then He turns around and says ‘NO’ that’s not it, you should be able to trust Him and let it go. However, if you are adamant and keep insisting that you want to have it your way, He may just let you have it your way but you would soon find out that you have short-changed yourself or downgraded.

Beloved, it takes a spiritually mature mind to know and accept that when God says ‘NO’ to something that you feel is that good and have rated very high in your own eyes, rather than sulk, you ought to rejoice because when God says ‘NO’ to something, it simply means ‎He has something better in stock for you.

The Bible says… Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all… (Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG)

The Amplified Bible says… Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes…

Being adamant about your own way may be the obstacle that is blocking your way or should I say blocking God’s way. However, our prayer should always be… ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10 AMP)

Beloved, that’s when you begin to experience the best of God. DON’T BE ADAMANT ABOUT YOUR WAYS.

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