Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

September 20, 2008

Keys to building what God has made known unto you.

In the book of Nehemiah you can find keys to building what God has made know unto you. Nehemiah went from being the king's cupbearer to becoming a great leader who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah was a model of commitment with great leadership skills


Seek God 1:4-10

Nehemiah took the time to fast and pray and seek the counsel God before he began, he made intercession on behalf of his people. He dealt with his emotions and consulted God to gain peace before moving forward. Like Nehemiah you should carefully seek God's guidance and direction before moving ahead with any plans. Get the wisdom of God for the situation

Assess the situation 2:13

Nehemiah assessed the building of the wall from every angle, he did a thorough investigation, gathering all the facts concerning the present situation of the wall.
He then made his plans on how to go about the rebuilding of the walls before he did any thing, Before you start building you need to count the cost because things are not always as they appear.
Nehemiah put all his knowledge and experience into deciding what should be done.


Become passionate and willing 2:11

Nehemiah was passionate about rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. His passion drove him to the point that he had to go to Jerusalem to fulfill the desire of his heart. Nehemiah was not only passionate but he was also willing to get the job done, a city without walls is open for attacks from the enemy
Like Nehemiah you need to be passionate and willing to do what God has made known unto you.
Your passion will motivate and propel you forward so that you can get the job done despite the circumstances .



Share with others 2: 17-18

Nehemiah shared his vision with others and it inspired the leaders to rebuild the walls. As he shared with them, they ere impressed with the vision. Too often we underestimate people and don't challenge them with the dreams hat God has given us to do his work. It takes team work to accomplish the job.




Use your present position 2: 1-8

Nehemiah being the king's trusted cup-bearer was in a unique position to speak to the king.
He used his position to find favor with the king, and he was given access to bring his plans to fruition.
Nehemiah realized the power of favor and influence and he used it to intercede for his people
As you show respect to those in authority and always excelling at your job, no matter how minor you feel your role may be; your effort will pay off in the future


Look out for opposition 2:19; 4:1-3

God has called you to do a great work, but you should know that the enemy always comes to oppose what God has called you to do. When faced with opposition see it as an opportunity to grow in the things of God. Whenever God opens a door for you their will always be opposition to keep you from going through, how you react will determine what will happen in the situation.The key is obeying God.
Many times people will come into your life to oppose you but that person can turn out to be the greatest blessing in your life, because adversity will drive you to God. Let your opposition strengthen you. Do not hold bitterness against your opposer, turn a deaf ear to the negative things that people will say in order to keep your spirit from being contaminated. Love your enemies and do good to them that hate you. Let the opposition push you to strive for a greater level of excellence, it is your opportunity to become more intimate with God.
Ask God to help you to remain positive at all times.When you obey God in your opposition, you know that what the devil meant for evil God will turn it around for your good.

You do not have time to come down from the wall, you have a great task ahead of you to complete.

September 15, 2008

Tag and be Tagged

My friend Lori at Persevere "tagged" me and asked me to play this little tagging game with her. Here is how it works.

The Rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.



Eight random facts about me:
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Well I guess its time to reveal somethings about myself, its not one of my favorite past times. People sometimes are intimidated, I hope not, I don't really care much for name tags.

1. I made my first missions trip in 1998.

2. I love to read, teach but lately I have been doing more writing.

3. I recently went to the School of the Prophets

4. I have 8 siblings

5. My grandfather was mullato, he came from St Vincent in search for gold and never returned home, so I don't really know much of that side of my family. So I have begun to do an ancestry search which has taken me to St Vincent. and Scotland so far.

6. Love scenic pictures especially the sunset ones.

7. I love to make sweet potato salad and whole wheat banana bread.

8. I prefer to eat organic foods so I have started my own vegetable garden and my, the taste is so different.


List of eight persons to be tagged

Lauren - Faith Fuel
RevT - The New Covenant
Thirstyjon - Freedom Thirst
Reborn - Reborn
Fishhawk - As The Crackerhead Crumbles
Souldiva66 - Simply4God
Tamela - Tamela"s Place
Opinionstreams - Opinion Streams

September 11, 2008

Dangers of low self-esteem

Having low self-esteem can hinder you from receiving what God has in store for you. Such was the case of the children of Israel.

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak which come of the giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.(Numbers 13:33)

God had promised the children of Israel the land of Canaan, but when the twelve spies went out to scout the land, ten of them felt that entering the land was not worth it, because they saw the giants which drove fear into their hearts.They allowed the negatives to push aside the good and they forgot who their God was, the same God that brought them out of Egypt and gave them victory over their enemies. They forgot the miracles God did for them in the past and what He promised them. He was the one that would give them the power to conquer the land but they allowed all the negatives to choke out the word He gave to them.

They allowed fear to overtake them, fear of the giants in the land made them see themselves as nothing.They saw themselves as grasshoppers, and that's how they felt the giants saw them. As a man thinks in his heart so is he. They did not think that they were valuable or of any importance
They were a classic case of people suffering from low self-esteem, they were a complaining lot, they self criticized and criticized others. They lacked the drive and motivation to go ahead, they readily displayed their anger.They were argumentative and intolerant.

Low self-esteem affects all areas of your life. Everyone feels a little inferior at times but when it becomes intense and long lasting that is where the problem begins. Because these feelings build up over the years it is unrealistic to expect changes to come immediately, it will take time.
You have to start with your thinking, as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Change your mind set, come to the place where you begin to know your self worth, know who God says you are. We have been redeemed and given a new nature, so walk in it.

September 10, 2008

You have issues

In Luke 8:43 we read the story about a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years who spent all her living on the physicians but still she was not cured.

Like this woman you also have issues, you have problems in your life that seems to defy everything that you try. You are hurting, your heart is bleeding from the pain, actually you have faced much issues in life, you had to fight to survive, to break free from the bondage the enemy wanted to put you in, as a matter of fact there are still some issues you are struggling with.

You have reached a crisis point in your life, like this woman you have gotten desperate to see this issue resolved, you have been fighting to break out, to be healed, to be delivered, to be set free but nothing seems to change and right now you don't know what else to do.

This woman heard about Jesus and she determined in her heart that she had to get to him, this woman pushed her way through the crowd to get to touch the hem of Jesus' garment. Here we see action, we all have faith but we need to put it into action for it to work for us, faith without works is dead. It was not the garment that healed her, it was her faith in daring to believe that she could be made whole.

If you know Jesus and have a relationship with Him you are in a good place, or perhaps you are just familiar with him. Whatever it is, all you have to do is see Jesus, reach out to Him in faith.
The man at the gate beautiful had an issue, Jairus had an issue, the children of Israel also had many issues but the truth of the matter is that it is only God who can permanently resolve your issues. You don't want a temporary fix for a permanent problem.

As you walk in obedience to His word and believe in Him your issues can be resolved. When the children of Israel obeyed God things went well for them, when they walked in disobedience many issues arose in their lives. It was only as they turned back to God were these issues taken care of.

Don't let the issues of life stop you from living a full life and getting things done, see Jesus, call on Him, He is a present help in times of trouble.
Repentance is a God given opportunity to enter into the blessings of the Lord and escape from the oppression of the enemy.
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A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.