Scriptural blessing

Exhortation “We do not lose heart…” (2 Corinth. 13-18)

Brethren, I want to encourage you today; whatever you are doing for the Most High continue with fervour let no one discourage you. If people don’t appear to respond or take notice, I say Elohim does.

You are planting seeds in the earth and hearts more than you realise; Elohim’s word is “living and powerful” and brings change in the atmosphere and peoples lives for Yeshua is the Word, the fruit bearing shoot out of the branch of Jesse/Judah.

Through the Messiah, he who became a curse for you (Gal 3:13), working in you in the power of the Holy Spirit, you are able to fulfil your mandate as according to Elohim’s promise; as Abraham’s seed (Gen. 12:1-3/Gal 3:13-14), therefore a blessing to multitudes.

Continue to be a witness for Yeshua, a labourer in his vineyard whether through evangelism, preaching, writing, engaging in charitable acts, giving financially to spread the gospel. The Most High sees and your reward in the here and now as well as in eternity is great. Walk by faith and not by sight! Do exploits for Elohim who reigns and lives in you through Christ!

Paul the Apostle spoke of the zeal, steadfastness and perseverance with which he and others engaged in ministry for the sake of the saints, I quote for your encouragement:

“13 But we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.”※ So we also believe, and therefore we also speak, 14 knowing that the One who raised the Lord Yeshua will raise us also with Yeshua, and will bring us with you into His presence. 15 For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace that is spreading through more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow—to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.※ 17 For our trouble, light and momentary, is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal”(2 Corinth. 13-18).

Yah, My Life is Yours

Yah, My Life is Yours

Yah, My Life is Yours

My life is yours,
your glory to impart.

I surrender my life
withholding nothing.
Even in the midst of
turmoil & strife,
I surrender everything.

My hands are yours,
your works to perform.
My feet are yours,
your strides to take.

I give myself away
withholding nothing.
Even in the midst of storms
without delay,
I surrender everything.

My life is yours,
your glory to impart.

©Jan2018 DENyamekye

Intimate Reflections: “Where I am there you are also”

As I mediate on my scriptural reading for the day, John 12: 24-28, I think of verse 26, the words of Messiah Yeshua: “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.”

I reflect: “if I serve him and so follow him (Yeshua) where he is, I am also”.

I pray “Elohim (God) I want to be where you are always. I want to live in your heavenly realm while on earth, under your open heavens or in your presence always.”
I begin to think as I meditate on the whole verses 24-28 (quoted below): “Living a sacrificial life, loosing my life for him, for his sake or dying to self as he died for me is the only way to be where Yeshua is. If I am where he is in my current life, in his presence that is, then as one dead to self I can only but be fruitful for His sake. He is the true vine who has called me to bear much lasting fruit (John 15:16).

I have the assurance that Yeshua is preparing a place for me (John 14) in the heavenly realm of God. I have a mansion there, wow!
While he is preparing this place or mansion I also call the “Bridal suite” for me, he is also preparing me here to be a holy bride worthy to be where he is, how exciting !!”

I pray “Father I acknowledge my weaknesses, however I know that your power is strongest when I am weak (2 Corinth. 12:9-11). I surrender my life to you daily for cleansing from sin including hidden and presumptuous sins (Psalm 19:12-13).
Examine me Adonai and show me where I am grieving you so that I can repent and be cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). My desire is to be holy and always where you are Most High God. In Yeshua’s Name I pray Amein!

Precious Ibri x

John 12:24-28
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour. 27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, [saying], I have both glorified [it], and will glorify [it] again. (Jesus’s words) (John 12:24-26 KJV)

Finding Abba in Silence

Loving Father,
teach me to be silent,
so that I can stay close to you
and listen as you speak
within my heart and through
what I see, hear and what men

In silence, I listen and find you in me.

In every living thing, the life cycle
and life’s ups and downs your
voice can be heard and your
presence felt.

In silence, I listen and find you in everything.

I thank you for your gift of silence,
as a cord linking me to your heart
and as a key that unlocks your
treasured words of truth into mine.

In silence, I listen and find you in me.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 23/03/2016
Inspired at Quiet Day Retreat entitled “stay with me” practicing silence

A poetic prayer from the book – Yahweh Reigns: Prophetic Christian Poetry (Vol. 2)

👣Wise Strides: If people don’t like you…

If people don’t like you, ask yourself does their dislike of you have a negative bearing on your mental health and ability to prosper in life?

Does their dislike of you diminish your self worth? If per change the answer to any or all the above is your reality then it is time to stop and evaluate your LOVE FOR SELF.

Consider the two greatest commandments “love Elohim (God) and love your neighbour as yourself” (1).

If you truly love yourself, only possible by accepting Elohim’s love for you and loving Him in return, then you will allow Him and only Him to be the one to determine every aspect of your life, your thoughts actions and self worth.

It is from this position of a love filled persona, that you utilise Elohim’s wisdom to

*guard your heart, for from it flows the issues of life (2),

*perceive yourself as a treasure in an earthen vessel created by Elohim with significance and purpose. (3)

It is therefore from this position that you relate to your “neighbour” or anyone, including your haters… making a difference in their world as you manifest the unconditional love of Elohim, for He is love (4).

Scriptural references:

(1) Matthew 22:39

(2) Proverbs 4:23

(3) 2 Corinthians 4:7

(4) 1 John 4:8

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