The Healing Hand of God by Jeremy Camp

May the Words below minister to you. 


The Woman of Excellence, Who is She?

Scripture Text: Proverbs 31: 10-31 (Amplified version)


Many Christian women including myself strive regularly to be the excellent/ virtuous woman of Proverbs 31.  This chapter in scripture talks about the ideal woman, that godly woman that any husband, child, friend, business partner, employer etc. will love to have a relationship with.

To be candid, she is a hard role model to live up to,  but i tell you sisters, it is not impossible to become this "Virtuous and godly woman". I assure you by the power of the Spirit of God which dwells in us today, we can become women of excellence.   Let's take a look at these outstanding traits of an excellent woman described in Proverbs 31:10-30 that has made her to stand out and caused her to excel and rise above all others Prov 31:29. In fact it appears that she even excels above great women of old such as Ruth, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah and even Queen Esther.

Any Christian woman who knows and adapts these features in their lives can become an excellent, godly wife and mother.  Her ministry can grow under the nurturing hand of a faithful and loving God for it tells us in II Peter 1:3 that He has called us to His excellence and so it is His desire for us to be excellent women serving Him faithfully and wholeheartedly. Excellent in God's eyes does not mean "perfect"  but it simply means a woman who puts and seeks God first in everything she does and put Him above everything and everyone in her world.  She is a woman who wants to live a life  that pleases the Lord and she ensures that He is at the center of her life (i.e in her home, ministry, marriage, business, work etc).  The book of Proverbs 31 lists all the characteristics/traits of such a woman and how she lives her life for God.

In verse 10, it tells us that the excellent woman is capable, intelligent and virtuous, who is he who can find her?  She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies and pearls...

Now, let us take a look at these 10 traits/qualities that makes the Woman of Excellence.

1.  She is a trustworthy woman , Prov 31:11

 " The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of [honest] gain or need of [dishonest] spoil.

For a marriage to be successful, trust is essential, i believe we all agree on that and it does not take a relationship expert to tell us.  The woman of excellence is completely transparent with her husband, she is honest with him at all times regardless of the circumstances.  Her husband's heart is completely at peace because he knows that she will not bring havoc or disgrace upon him and their home.  He can trust her with the affairs of the home when he is not around. He is confident that when he is away from home for business, work, ministry etc, he is sure that she will be faithful to him and the marriage.

As a military spouse, I am prone to hearing a lot of disturbing stories about fellow spouses who commit the act of adultery while their husbands are deployed overseas or nationally. Not only do these women cheat but also make decisions that negatively affect the finances of the home.  It is so sad to see this happen especially in the military and a lot of times when these husbands return home, the marriage is literary in shambles. It is so important for the husband to be able to trust his wife completely, especially in situations where he is on a dangerous mission or in a life threatening situation,  that way he is able to concentrate on staying alive, doing his job well and coming back home in peace to his family and not worrying about what his wife is doing in his absence.

2.  She is a caring, protective and supportive woman, Proverbs 31:12

"She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her."

The woman of excellence is caring, protective and supportive of her husband, she does everything in her power to protect his interests. She lends a listening ear when he wants to talk about what happened in the office whether good or bad.  She is concerned about everything that is important to him and supports him no matter the decision he makes on an issue. She is not an obstacle or hindrance in his life, she is there to support him in his career, business ventures, ministerial work etc.

3.  She is a skillful and industrious woman , Proverbs 31:13-14

"She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it].

    14She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs; she brings her household's food from a far [country]."

The woman of excellence is skillful, is quite busy, no time for idleness. She works willingly with her hands and does so with a heart of gladness.  She invests in quality items, both food and non-food products that her family needs.

4. She is a hardworking & dedicated woman. Prov 31:15:27

15She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.(E)

 27She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

The woman of excellence is a dedicated and hardworking woman .  She is an effective manager for she manages her household in an organized and timely manner.  She is not only concerned about her husband and children but also her maid servants under her roof.  She is the first to wake up and begin work and the last to go to bed.  She also ensures that her entire household are well cared for and has no time for idleness.

5. She is a prudent, wise and industrious woman. Prov 31:16:18

 16She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.

 18She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust].

The woman of excellence is careful and cautious in her spending. She does not do anything in haste without seeking the advise of her husband.  She is then confident that every purchase she makes is valuable to her family and of good quality.

6. She is compassionate, kind and always ready to help.  Prov 31:20

 20She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].

The woman of excellence is concerned about the needs of the less privileged in the community. She is always ready to help the poor and the needy in any way possible.  She serves willingly with a kind and loving heart and does this sometimes by volunteering at homeless shelters, local soup kitchens, donations of basic needs as well as monetary gifts to individuals or outreach ministries.  The woman of excellence also is willing to visit the sick in the hospital, prisoners in jail etc.

7.  She is a home maker, Prov 31:21-22

21She fears not the snow for her family, for all her household are doubly clothed in scarlet.

    22She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made].

The woman of excellence is a home maker.  she creates an atmosphere of warmth of love for her family and guests.   Even in times of difficulties, she is prepared and ready to embrace what comes next in her life and that of her household.

8.  She is respectful and submissive to her husband, Prov 31:23

23Her husband is known in the [city's] gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

As a result of her godly and virtuous character, the husband of the woman of excellence is  recognized and respected by friends, neighbors, church members etc.

9.  She is clothed with strength from Lord and rejoices all the time, Prov 31:25

                                                  

  25Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!

                                                   

The woman of excellence cannot easily be shaken in times of adversities.  She has no fear of the future because her faith is in the Lord and she knows with Him by her side, she can weather every storm that comes. She does not let anything or anyone steal her joy for in the midst of every storm she has peace and therefore rejoices always in the Lord.

10.  She is a woman of wisdom and counsels with kindness, Proverbs 31:26

 26She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].

When the woman of excellence opens her mouth, she speaks with wisdom. She weighs her words carefully before speaking it out and does so with boldness and gentleness.  She is not easily  intimated and so therefore does not speak to impress anyone regardless of their social status.  When she speaks the truth, she does so with kindness and rebukes in love, she is not judgmental or uncaring with her words.

Prov 31: 28-31

The woman of excellence is a wonderful mother and wife.  She teaches her children the word of God, nurturing them and disciplining them with wisdom and care.  Prov 22:6

She is respectful and submissive to her husband Eph 5:22 and she strives to be supportive in everything that concerns or interests him.  A woman of excellence stands by the decisions her husband makes, however when she sees that the decision may not be in the best interest of the family, she does not argue with him but rather, go to the Lord in prayer seeking counsel and direction on how to handle the situation.  

She is a woman who serves the Lord with all her heart and continually seeks His will for her life each and every day.

She is truly a woman to be praised because she reverently fears the Lord.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, I commit every woman that will read this message and their homes before you this day and I pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you will empower them to be women of excellence to be greatly used by you in these last days to do exploits in your name.

Oh Lord bless our marriages, children, careers, ministries, businesses etc and cause us to excel greatly in all that we lay our hands to do in Jesus name. Amen.


February 23, 2018


The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


February 26, 2018


The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


February 26, 2018


The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


March  22, 2018


                  

God Has Got Your Back


No matter what you are going through today, God has got your back.  You just have to believe it,  because His word has assured us in Deuteronomy 31:6 that He will never leave us nor forsake us.  All you need to do is be strong and courageous, not being consumed by fear, for the Lord will always make a way where there appears to be no way out.   This is my encouragement for you today.  


Shalom. 



The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


April 19, 2018

Forgetting the Former Things

"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,"  Philippians 3:13.  

Most of us have a past that is not so great, nothing to be proud of in some cases and as a result the mistakes of the past hinders us from moving forward in life.  It keeps us paralyzed, stagnant even when God has already forgiven us and have revealed His great plan for our lives, we still find ourselves looking back instead of focusing on Him, focusing on the wonderful future He has prepared for us.   Beloved I would like to encourage you to meditate on the above scripture text which states you should forget those things which are behind, our past is part of our life story and God allowed you to go through certain things for a reason.  A lot of times, your past, your mistakes, your messes (your life experiences) becomes your ministry and it becomes a tool in your hand to win souls for Christ, to transform lives for the Kingdom .    Learn to forgive yourself and forgive others for whatever happened in your past, Ask the Lord to teach your heart to forgive and forget and press on to a glorious future God has planned for you.  

Beloved, let go and let God today;  keeping the record of a terrible or "not so good"  past or holding onto what someone did to you (malice, inability to forgive) will rob you of the joy and peace that the Lord wants you to have.


Choose a Christ-like life and a glorious future today!!!!




The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


June 20, 2018

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."


As believers, we should get in the daily habit of putting all our plans and goals before the Lord. In doing so, there is no way we can make mistakes when we allow Him to orders our steps and direct our every move. I can't tell you how many times, I have messed up over the years due to my not trusting the Lord to guide me, I wanted to do things my way and at the end of the day, I paid the price.  Beloved, trust God to lead you on the right path, it will bring peace of mind and gladness to your life.



The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


July 30,  2018

Fear paralyzes and cripples you, causing you to lose focus and not attaining your destiny. Do not let fear stop you from fulfilling your dreams and God's purpose for your life. Beloved God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7


#Starvethefear

#ShiftyourfocusonGod



The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


July 30,  2018

Beloved, allow the Lord transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. When you change the way you think, you will then learn to know God's will for your life.

Romans 12:2

#God's transforming power



The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


August 27, 2018

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." I Corinthians 10:13 KJV 

Friends, the Lord has made a way of escape for all His children, a way out to ride any storm or overcome any challenge in your life. So never feel all hope is lost, because even though it does not seem like it, God will never give us more than we can handle. Remember His promise today.

Shalom.

No matter what may come your way, your life is in His hands today.

#InGod'shands

#Godisfaithful

#Hemakesaway




The Wise Woman 


Proverbs 14:1   The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.


Among women, this is probably one of the most preached verses in scripture.  It is one of those statements in scripture that makes one to think before doing anything that may jeopardize her marriage.

My dear Sisters, we all know that it takes the grace of God for us to maintain our homes.  If you look at the world we live in today, the enemy is really waging war against Christian marriages and it is so sad to see how many homes have been broken as a result of so much foolishness.  We, women whether we like it or not, God has given us the responsibility of building our homes, Our home/marriage is our first ministry.

When God created Man in the beginning He said it is not good for man to be alone, I will create a help, meet for him and then He said for this reason a man will leave his mother and father and cleave to his wife and they twain, shall become one flesh. hence, the institution of marriage was created. Gen 2:23-24 and through our marriage, we are suppose to serve God faithfully and wholeheartedly by being godly wives, godly parents, training our children up in the way of the Lord while also building ourselves up spiritually to be used by God in other areas. The reason why satan is seriously attacking the Christian home is because the home is an extension of the church of Christ and so when that home is broken, the church becomes spiritually sick and the work of God is immobilized as well as  church growth becomes hindered.

It is clear that one of satan's greatest or ultimate plan is to destroy God's divine plan for mankind by destroying the Christian home and that is why the work of the woman in the marriage/home is very vital to God's plan and purpose for His church.

There are at least three ways that it is believed a wise woman can build her home and they are:

1. A wise woman must have the right attitude

2. A wise woman must speak the right words  Proverbs 31:26, 21:9

3. A wise woman must set the right example( be a role model by words and actions).

Before we look at the above listed ways, let us first of all define the word " House" and then relate it with how its used in scripture.

"House" as defined by merriam-webster dictionary is a building that serves as living quarters for one or few families. It is a shelter or refuge of some sort.

However, according to Proverbs 14:1,  Building a "House" here is referring to " the inhabitants i.e. the family unit which comprises mostly of the husband, wife and children. It means a wise woman must invest her time, skills and resources given to her by God to take care of her home according to God's will and purpose.

1.  A wise woman must have the right attitude

     Having the right attitude means choosing to be optimistic and have a positive attitude  at all times regardless of the circumstances you are facing at that time.  You really know a woman who possesses the fruit of the Spirit when she is able to be at peace and is consistently joyful in the midst of trials.

In the midst of trials, a wise woman would always find a way to comfort and encourage her family with her positive attitude.

2. A wise woman must speak the right words 

    A wise woman builds her home by the words that she utters. In Proverbs 31:26, it states that "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." I believe that if you can't say anything nice, it is better not to say anything at all.  I hear cases of women, supposedly godly women, who cannot seem to utter a word of praise or encouragement to their husbands, its always nagging, complaining about everything he does, belittling the man every single day and since there is so much a person can take, what the man is seeking from his wife, he will now seek outside e.g. secretary, associate, female friend, old girlfriend etc. and at the end of the day who is to blame.  It is a very unwise thing to do and as scripture states " A foolish woman plucketh her house down with her hands by engaging in such behavior.  Solomon in Proverbs 21:9 pretty much sums it up, it states " It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling (conscientious)  woman in a wide house.

Women, we need to watch the way we speak to our husbands and even our children, not just the words we speak but also the tone we use.  Negative, abusive words hurt and destroy people, there is power in the tongue and words do have a lasting effect on people, whether positive or negative words.

My husband recently praised me for being a good wife, It caught me off guard and when i asked him where this was coming from, I mean he always tells me he loves me and everything but the way he praised me not once, but twice in a row, I had to say more than a "Thank you baby" and ask what's up?

He said he had been speaking to a couple of  friends & colleagues who were complaining about how their wives were always unhappy  about everything they did and were never appreciative or content with what their husbands did for them  and then he now started thinking of me and was like 'wow' my wife is not like that at all", and it dawned on him that he has never really voiced his appreciation. He gave an example of if he buys me a gift no matter how small or gives me money for the upkeep of the home, no matter how little, I always say "Thank you "and showed genuine appreciation.  I tell you, it really made me feel good, I never noticed it at all because I felt that His actions of love and kindness towards me was sufficient and that was his way of saying thank you for everything.

 Women, let us endeavor to start praising and encouraging our husbands more for it makes a whole lot of difference in our relationships.

3. A wise woman must set the right example

   A wise woman can greatly improve her marriage and her home by practicing what she preaches, not only should she teach & train her children in the way of the Lord, but she must always live by example, be one to emulate after.  A woman who quarrels or fights with her husband in front of her children is not setting a good example.  Children learn not only by what we teach them but also they are quick to copy what they see and so it is so important for us as women to be conscious of the presence of our children at all times. 

We can also improve our marriage by obeying the instruction of Ephesians 5: 22a and 5:33b. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. The Lord has made the Man our covering/head.  He has given our husbands, the authority over us, while man is under the authority of Christ. We have to obey the laws and principles of God in order to have a successful marriage and home. 

verse 33b" and the wife see that she reverence her husband". If you love your husband, you will not belittle or put him down, you will not disrespect him in any way, you will not go against his will but you will reverence him, respect and honor him through your actions and words. 

We had a Woman of God minister in our local church this past Saturday, very powerful message. and she talked about being "submissive" and gave her testimony on how the Lord had to deal with her before she was finally able to completely submit to her husband. She stated how since the husband is the head of the wife and Christ has authority over the man and so any message from the Lord for the family goes through the Man and that is why it is important for wives to listen to their husbands as well as pray for their husband at all times for spiritual growth. If the husband says, honey I am not comfortable with this decision, let us not take it, and so then we should listen.. she stated that many times her husband had told her not to do something and she did it and suffered the consequences, the revelation did not come until one day the Holy Spirit ministered to her saying.."Listen to your husband" , if your husband is wrong, it is for the Lord to handle him and take action. We have done our part, as the wife by following the order or protocol of God to reverence and submit to him in order for God to answer our prayers which can also be hindered if we do not follow the order of God in relation to being submissive.  Today, this woman of God have been married for about 20 years and she is enjoying her marriage everyday as a result of this change in her attitude.

My dear women, I admonish you to strive to become the "Wise Woman" .  Let us be identified as women of wisdom by our husbands, children, everyone through our actions and words.  Let us no longer give the enemy a foothold over our homes.

A wise woman can be known or identified by the home she keeps i.e. A successful, God-fearing, confident and content husband and healthy, God-fearing, intelligent, and respectful children.

A wise woman is identified by her accomplishments in the home and outside the home.  She strives to be disciplined, is productive, hardworking, prudent, hospitable, intelligent, loves the Lord and ready to serve Him at all times with her skills, spiritual gifts and her entire being.


Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that you will give us the grace to become wise women who build our  homes and let  those whose marriage today  have been destroyed out of foolishness be repaired and restored  by you this day in Jesus name.  Amen


October 19, 2018

 

"Behold, I am doing a new thing;

now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness

and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19


Sometimes life has a way of pulling you down, getting you frustrated and leaving you feeling hopeless. You feel there is no way out because you have tried different ways and it just doesn't seem to work. God is telling you and me today in this scripture verse, that He will do a new thing in your life that will bring about a turn around in that stagnant situation, that problem that has been lingering on for days, weeks, years. Jesus is the Way Maker, the Light in the darkness and He will always make a way where there appears to be no way.

Hold on to Jesus today my friends. He is your only way out.

#Waymaker          #Solutionprovider     #Theonlyway


A Fresh Start With God

Scripture text:  Joshua 1:1-9 


At some point in time, most of us have been through one trial or the other in our lives and have been able to overcome them by the grace of God. However, there are some of us who are still passing through tough times and are wondering when it is going to end. I am here to tell you today that no matter what you may have gone through in the past, all you need to do is cry out to the Lord and believe that He can deliver you out of your situation. He is ready to do that by giving you a fresh start filled with His blessings. In Joshua 1:2, God was telling Joshua that it was time for him to take his position and look to new things ahead. He had to leave the past worries, sorrows and pain he may have been feeling probably over the death of his mentor and spiritual leader, Moses and what ever fear he might have had,behind and look ahead to the future. His word states in Joshua 1:5, I will not fail thee nor forsake thee meaning Joshua can completely trust in the Lord for his today, tomorrow and future.

Joshua needed a fresh start just like a lot of us do today. God was opening up a new chapter in his life, one of success and prosperity Joshua 1:8, but in order to tap into God’s blessings, he had to be obedient and allow God to lead him as well as believe that the Lord can make all things new. It is very easy to dwell on past failures, hurts and disappointments but when God is done with your past, He is ready to give you a new start, you have to open your heart to receive the change God is making in your life.

We as believers need to trust the Lord to do a new thing in our lives. For according to His word in Isaiah 43:18-19, He is doing a new thing in your life and it is currently springing forth, Can’t you perceive it? In order for you to perceive what He is doing in your life in the time of difficulties, you have to believe that God alone is able to deliver you from that situation. In vs 18, He clearly states that we should not remember the former things nor consider the things of old for He knows that if you continually dwell on the past, it will surely hinder you from moving forward. As a result of dwelling on the former things, you are not in agreement with God for change in your lives and this can actually delay Him from moving the way He wants to.


Some years ago, I was in a really bad place, I had just ended a 3+
year relationship and my finances was a mess during that same period. I was so sure there was no solution to my situation and eventhough I was a believer, I had allowed doubt to come in. Despite the way I felt, it didnt stop me from earnestly crying out to God to deliver me from the heart ache and the financial issues I was facing. Lo and behold, the Lord hearkened unto to my prayers only after I had made up my mind to believe that He can do it. God finally spoke to me through the vision of the night (dream) and not only that He then confirmed it later through my pastor to prove that the message came from Him. I had never mentioned to my pastor about the dream until after he revealed to me what the Lord had spoken concerning me. The Lord had declared that my time of weeping was over, and He was opening up a whole new chapter in my life. It was going to be a new day filled with joy and happiness. True to His word, the vision manifested months later, it was awesome to see God move in my life, for not up to a year after that, I got married to a wonderful man whom I had known most of my life in a beautiful wedding ceremony surrounded by friends and family members, a year later we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl, followed by a job promotion, a new house, and the list goes on .. Infact I felt like I was dreaming up the whole thing, for it was truly a period of joy and laughter in my life Psalm 126:1-2. Our God is indeed faithful and there is no situation He cannot change but you have to let Him by calling upon Him in prayer and believing by faith that it is done.


I have also seen how the Lord has moved in the lives of fellow believers, friends, relatives over the years. He has healed marriages that appeared to be hopeless, he had blessed sisters with the fruit of the womb ( children) , these are women that have been waiting for their miracle for several years. Even in times when the economy was challenging, some people I know have been able to buy homes, start businesses so on and so forth, God is moving in the lives of so many of His children and you need not be left out. My prayer is that some of you still passing through one affliction or the other will open your hearts to receive what God has in store for you. Believe the Lord for a fresh start this year, it is not too late for Him to intervene in your situation for the year.   I consider, the year 2018 as the year of moving forward into bigger and greater things, a new season of life for healing and a new beginnings.   In the Old testament, the Sabbath lasted for 7 days and the 8th day was the Lord’s day, the new day. The number 8, also represents Jesus Christ and the new covenant. It is time for you to cry out to God for a change for He wants to bring new things into your life that will cause you to shout for joy and glorify His name.   Even though, you remember your past and all that you have endured, do not dwell on it, for it is not God’s will for you and it is not even healthy for your body and soul. Do not be afraid to release yourself and walk away from what God is finished with for He is indeed faithful to bring you into a new day, starting afresh with His goodness and mercy, following you every single day of your life. Trust God for a "fresh start" today and allow Him to transform your life.

Shalom!!


Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 

Beloved, the word of God says in Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." KJV  Indeed we should praise the Lord this day because He took His time to create us wonderfully after His own image and likeness. There are so many women today who look in the mirror and do not like the reflection

they see. The Lord is reminding us in His word today, that no matter

our race, skin color, height, weight, educational background, social status etc. He did a marvellous work in us, creating us uniquely different, No two people are the same, not even twins.. we all are unique in God's eyes and this He did for a purpose. My dear friends, let us appreciate the Lord this day for who we are and take good care of His design, artwork which is our body (temple), mind and spirit. So the next time, some negative individual comes to insult your "person" ..you stare them straight in the face and say these words " I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my God who created me for His good pleasure and so I shall not be moved by your words"

You are blessed and highly favored.

Shalom.

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