The battles we must face…

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The most significant battles I have faced so far, have come from situations that I was not aware, I needed to fight for.

We are called to abundant living from a place that, if Christ has set you free, then you are free indeed. The strongholds we live with are stopping us from fulfilling our purpose in life and ultimately they lead away from Christ.

Deuteronomy 20:4 “For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!”

Victory comes when we give everything we are facing, to Christ. You are not alone and when you realise this – you can start to fight. Obedience and faith brings blessings.

I know from my personal battles that when we allow God into all situations, He will fight for us and then you will taste freedom.

So what battles have you realised you need to face?

Lets stand together and pray for breakthrough…lets pray for victory!

First Generation Christian

This verse reminds me of the legacy that both Kieren and I are leaving for our Daughter, Sarai, being first generation Christians.

God has mercy in store for the Children of the faithful and we have broken the hold the enemy had on our families.

This gives me the strength to continue to walk with integrity for Christ.

Thank you Jesus

Pour out your heart

Do you trust in God to guide you when in doubt?

To protect you when in danger?

To supply for all your needs, you when you are in want?

To strengthen you in every season?

We need to pour out our wishes before God and then patiently submit our will to His…this is pouring out our hearts. It is never easy to wait but the blessing comes from obedience in knowing that God will guide you, in all things.

 

Engraved on God forever

I love the sense of security in knowing that God has me etched on the palm of His hand.

There was a time in my life where I felt alone…not good enough to exist in this world and yet I now know that that was a lie of the enemy to try and snatch me away from my God-given purpose and destiny.

We need to remember in the tough times, that you have a loving Father who created and formed you to do amazing things in this world and that ultimately, you are so precious to God that He has written your name on His hand. You are His. Jesus then died on a cross to pay the ultimate price for us, so that we can live with God forever.

I am a child of God…and so are you.

Don’t wait to speak to God

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God is always with us but the question is, do we listen?

Reading James this morning, put things into perspective for me. James isn’t one to hold back with Gods truths and the scripture below really challenged me.

James 4:4 “Anyone who chooses to be friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Say hello to loved ones? Look on Facebook or Instagram? Read the word of the day on YouVersion? There is nothing wrong with any of those things when you are putting God first but being honest, does God have to bring you to your knees to get your attention? When do you set aside quality time with Him?

We need to humble ourselves before God. Nothing can be a substitute for spending quality time with Him in prayer, and it shouldn’t take life’s challenges for us to want to be near Him. Jesus set time aside to pray with God (Luke 5:16) and therefore, we need to as well.

If you want to get God’s vision for your life and hear God’s voice, then you need to meet with him daily.

Mirror of truth…

It is important to listen to what God says through the sermons, podcasts, books etc. but it is much more important to obey it. There are so many of us that know so much of the word and yet we do not apply it to our every day lives.

Lets be honest, we can measure the effectiveness of our Bible studies by the effect it has on our behaviours and attitudes. We need to receive deep into our hearts the truth of Gods word and let them to begin to work in our lives!

We are one…

It astonishes me that in the 21st Century we are still trying to be divided. For instance, my Dad would say “it’s a Man’s world”. Some people will say it’s “their culture” to act a certain way. To others, it’s blatant racism.

How do we unite as ONE when the vision that people have, is division?

When Christ came, he died for every single person. Not just for Jews. A certain ethnic group or colour. He did not separate us from each other because we are all created in the image of God.

It is natural to feel uncomfortable around people who are different from us and gravitate to ones that are similar. However, when we allow differences to separate us from fellow believers, we disregard clear biblical teaching.

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