Guard your life

We’ve heard alot about guarding our hearts but how about we start guarding our lives too.

Your relationship with Jesus is your life and if you do not have a relationship with Jesus, you do not know what you are missing. (Run to Jesus fast)

Many people trivialize their lives because they do not understand what it means to be a member of the kingdom.

By trivialize, I mean being a Christian when it is convenient and not being one when it is not convenient. I mean not allowing the life of God permeate all aspects of your life or putting one leg in the kingdom and one leg out because you want to seem intelligent. It can also mean not aligning our selves and values to His.

But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God: Luke 9 :62

Do you know the beast you will become if you look back? Fully give yourself and guard your life because this world is simply ‘death wearing a mask’. It will eventually kill its citizens. Thank God for the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is our life(Colossians 3:4). The enemy is not playing with you, Stop playing with your own life.

Look for Him

Like Gold, look For Him, You are nothing without Him, Desperately look for Him

Hopeless is what we are without Him, Look for Him You will find yourself in Him, Look for Him

In Him is love, start searching for Him He loves you more than you will ever know, Look for Him

Look for Him because…… Clueless is what describes an individual without Him, Won’t you look for the One who can fix you?

In Him you are chosen, In Him you have nothing to prove, In Him you become beautiful, Look for Him

You cannot have enough of Him You are not too bad for Him to change You are protected in Him, Look for Him

Start looking before it gets too late, Tomorrow might be just that…too late. So what are you waiting for? LOOK!

Hope 2

Romans 15:13
(New King James Version)
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

So yesterday, we talked about how some siblings experience depression, anxiety and other emotional or mental issues. When it is the will of God for us to abound or be overflowing with HOPE. As you depend on the Holy Spirit to have joy and peace in trusting God, you will always have hope for the future but the enemy in his character tries to steal that away from us in order to keep us from fulfilling our Father’s will on the earth

In my experience with anxiety, it started from my thoughts. This is why we must guard our thoughts like a soldier guards money. Your thoughts are where your life starts from (Proverbs 4:23). If you think depressing thoughts, you will be depressed, if you think hopeless thoughts you will feel hopeless and lose your joy and peace. You might not be possesed, you might just need to change your thoughts.

In my case, I had a baby and started letting thoughts of guilt and condemnation from the times I strayed hunt me. My thoughts just kept going down the hill. This led to anxiety that I could even feel in my body. Some people will say it is postpartum problems but where is it in the Bible? Dear child of God, those things are activities of demons and we keep suger coating them with nice English words. If it is not part of God’s promise to us, it shouldn’t be happening.

Anyway, the enemy was having a field day with my mind and I did not even realize it. When God opened my eyes to see what was happening, I cried out to Him. He has since led me on a journey of examining my thoughts, teaching my hands to war and my fingers to battle. I haven’t had another episode of anxiety or issue with mental health.

When it seems like the enemy wants to try again, I speak the Word in prayer. The Holy Spirit our helper is also always on standby to strengthen and encourage. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God work. Oh what joy and peace we would have if only we believed that God’s word powered by His Spirit works.

It is in joy and peace that we will find hope. These spiritual blessings cannot be found outside Jesus. Are you struggling in any area of your life today? Look to Jesus my friend. He is the only answer to that matter.

Read your Bible, depend on the Holy Spirit and pray. Let the word get into your heart. May we not enter into life’s battle without our weapons of warfare in Jesus name. Amen.

You are loved.

Hope

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:13 KJV

They say when there is life there is hope. Life is a person and His name is Jesus. So if you do not have Jesus, you do not have Life, therefore you do not have hope.

Merely existing is not life. Life begins when you enter Jesus. He is also the door. You are dead if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus and you will die again if you exit this planet without that relationship with Him.

You might be a good religious person but without Jesus.. There is no hope. There might be ‘hope’ for a better life tomorrow on this planet but do you know if you will die tomorrow?

It would be such a shame if you found out that you wasted your life after death. He is real. Jesus is our hope. Depression is not your boss, suicide is not your boss. If you have Jesus, you have hope.

So how come lots of siblings (believers in Christ) feel anxious, depressed and hopeless? I was there. I struggled with anxiety. I will tell you my story tomorrow.

Jesus loves you.

Favour 😊

The God of Comfort

There is a reason why the Lord is called the God of comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 : “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us”.

No one comforts bests like our Father, He knows us so well and many times even more than we know ourselves.

He allows us to go through experiences so that in them we can learn about Him, His ways and eventually be His instruments. I once heard someone say that when you are in trouble, there are only two ways to run ; to the Lord and away from Him.

Therefore are you in need of comfort today? Call on the God of comfort. He comforts us through what works bests for us.

For example, many times He can use people, scripture, remind you of an experience, prophecy or what works best for you. The bottom line is that you can be comforted by God. He is the God of comfort and He loves you completely. Call on Him today.

Stand

In a world where trends matter and people work hard to fit in, are you standing? Can you stand?

Jesus did not call us to fit in. Jesus calls us light, light shines brightly without even trying. Will you stand out?

It’s a war, where the enemy’s tactic is basically deceit in order to steal, kill and destroy. Stand in prayers my friend.

The world and The Word will never meet and that is okay. Be comfortable knowing that you will not always be liked. Stand my sibling.

In our kingdom we don’t follow trends, we follow Jesus and His Spirit. The Bible is our manual, our guide and our weapon. Stand, stand and stand Soldier!

God misses you

Good morning,

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love-Revelation 2 :4

Mark 4 :18 – 19
Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Do you realize that every thing in your life should be built around your relationship with GOD? Instead of structuring our lives around God, many of us structure our lives and try to make Him fit. The scriptures say that Jesus who is God, is our life (Colossians 3:4). Which means we are literally dead without Him. Today, I want to encourage us to return back to the things we used to do when we first encountered Jesus. If you can’t find the time in the day to seek Him, wake up at night. Don’t let the cares of this world (which are usually legit), take you out of your relationship with Jesus. Jesus misses you so much and He wants to be your first love as He was before the ministry, family, work or children.

Additionally, the season we are currently living in calls for us to return back to our lover with all fervency and seek Him because it is as we diligently seek Him, we will find Him(Hebrews 11:6). When we find Him, we will then be able to shine so brightly and reveal Him in this dark season. As darkness is rising so must we as light. However, this can only happen when we make the Lord Jesus our number aim, goal and desire.

If you haven’t fallen from ‘how it used to be’, then I want to encourage you to challenge your self. Challenge yourself! If you’ve been spending one hour with Him daily for some time, add an extra 30 minutes. Challenge yourself in your walk with Him and don’t stop growing.

Let nothing take His place, let Jesus be your love, let Him be your future, let Him be your destiny, let Him be your all.

God loves you plenty
Favour 💕

Love ; the superior way

If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2 HCSB

-Gifts do not define us, love defines us. If I have all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and I am constantly busy for the wrong reasons and with the wrong motives then I will be nothing before God. We should be defined as people of love. Not of works or of miracles but of love. Works and miracles have their places but love endures forever. (1 corinthians 13:13). Our Father is love. Love is not a feeling. Feelings have nothing to do with love. We messed up and God was probably not feeling anything but the Bible said Christ died for us while we were still sinners. I wonder how we treat our spouses when we are annoyed with them.

And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:3 HCSB

The verse talks about profit and loss. Good deeds done without love is simply a waste of time and will attract no reward. A person without love is a loser. We gain nothing without love. So what is your motive? Love is the superior way to live on this earth. People will see our good works and glorify our father in heaven by how we love them. Let’s endeavour by the Spirit of God, to walk in love. Jesus loves you,go and love others.

Have a blessed week.
Your sister in Christ,
Favour

We missed the bus

In our recent role as parents, my husband and I are quickly learning the importance of leaving the house as early as possible in order to catch the bus.

However, we have failed to catch up with the bus several times and in one of our ‘missing the bus episodes’, we decided not to go back home. We were going to church that morning and I wasn’t going to waste my ‘make up’ by going home (don’t judge me).😅

So we decided to take the train and a trip that usually took us about 45 minutes by the bus ended up taking about 1hour 30 minutes because we took the train. We were super exhausted by the time we got to church but it was worth it😁.

So what’s the point of my story? The story reminds me of what Jesus said in Luke 9 vs 62 “But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

I hope that as you read this blog, you are already part of the kingdom of God by accepting Jesus as your Lord and your saviour. If you’ve made that decision, you most likely have realised that things would not be rosy all the time just because you are a Christian. I am therefore here to encourage you to keep going. It might be difficult, it might be exhausting but you have the Holy Spirit and the results would be so worth it. So don’t look back, the world is not more attractive, infact the world will end up bringing pain and death. So keep pursuing Jesus, keep walking with the Lord. Don’t look back, you will be so glad you did.

You are loved, Favour

See you in the morning

Yesterday I told a friend ‘have a nice night’. Then it occurred to me that people usually think of the night as a bad thing.  The night is dark and evil people operate in the night. I guess this is why it is be scary to think about. I also believe this is why we use the phrase ‘Joy comes in the morning’ as a means to encourage. But what if the night we are experiencing is just time to rest.

I mean, most people sleep at night which is a form of resting your body. So what if the night season that God has called us to  is just to rest. Now it is important to note that although not all night seasons are from God, He however allows us experience them. He (through the Holy Spirit) led Jesus in luke 4 to a wilderness experience which was sort of a ‘night season’. What did the Lord do there? He fasted and prayed. He spent time with His Father as led by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will lead us to do the will of the Father. Since  the world is currently experiencing a night season, What is God asking you to do in this current night season? 

Has He asked you to worship and seek Him but instead you are sleeping or lazying around? Has He told you rest but instead, you are busy panicking? Just do what He asks you to do and have a nice night. See you in the morning.