Faith || In His Might – Word for the Month of September

Until we have come to the very end of ourselves, we cannot fully comprehend what God can do through us.

I think it’s okay to acknowledge that we can of ourselves do nothing. We are frail! Literally! I mean, ain’t we? Our effort as humans is inadequate, our strength is small! We have no power of our own!

There’s absolutely nothing we can do in our own strength alone, forget motivational speaking, lol! No one can successfully go through life by their own strength and wisdom but there’s much more we can achieve through the strength of God in us and His wisdom before us.

This month, all that you set out to do will be made possible and exceed your expectations if only you would go in the might of Abba!

 I pray that may we be carried by the outstretched arms of YHWH!
As we ride on the wings of the Spirit, may we be infused with strength that outruns chariots and be baptised into divine fearlessness.

May we take hold of grace for unprecedented exploits and may our feebleness be exchanged for His might Jesus name, amen!

You can be sure of speed when your path is lighted by Him and your little will be made much when He’s the wind beneath your wings.

So, go in His might! Ephesians 6:10

Happy New Month Beloveds
Welcome to Spectacular September!
Keep flourishing! 💜


 

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Faith || H E L P E D! – The Word for the Month of August

August 2021, I am H E L P E D! 

Yahweh is my strength and my wraparound shield. When I fully trust in you, help is on the way. 
I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise! I will sing songs of what you mean to me! – Psalm 28:7

As I was waiting on the Lord for the word for this month, what He whispered to my heart was HELPED! I heard it so distinctly.

After I wrote it down, I realised the word sounded past tense, I felt maybe I was interpreting it with my Yoruba English, lol! But the Lord said August 2021, I am HELPED!

The interpretation I got was, for every day of this month and beyond, the Lord has gone ahead to be the help that we would need, it will come timely and astonishingly.  Before the need arises, the supply would’ve been made available and the supply would outweigh the demand.

As you go through this month, I encourage you to look out for divine assistance, be intentional about asking God for the help He’s promised you, even in seemingly unimportant things, yes! Wherever and in whatever you need help, the Lord promised to be to us available, appropriate help and well-timed help, showing up just when we need it, it will be spectacular but remember only those who asks receives, ask in faith without wavering, let your trust in God be deep-seated and He will show Himself in all your affairs. Amen!

Happy New Month Beloveds!❤
Declare:  I am helped of the Lord!
Every step of the way, I am HELPED! Amen!

Have a glorious August!
Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Inspiration || The Scriptural Guidelines for Setting the Right Goals – Part 2

As the second half of the year rolls out, I hope you find these guidelines helpful if you are either setting new goals for the remaining half of the year or revisiting your goals from the beginning of the year.

 Please find Part 1 here 

• Secure God’s Plans – Psalm 118:8, 33:11, Proverbs 19:21, 16:1-3,


Psalm 118:8 – It is better to trust the Lord than to trust people (or yourself).

Psalm 33:11 – But what the plan of the Lord will stand forever. His thoughts never change.

Proverbs 19:21 – Many plans are in a man’s mind, But it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).


The plans of God accomplish good things.
When we secure a plan in God’s plans, we follow His leading and directives for that plan!

This means that we are willing to lay down what we want for what He wants, we are willing to surrender, yield, accept, obey, trust and be at peace and content with whatever that results to.

• Write them down – Habakkuk 2:2
Then the Lord answered me and said, Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet so that a runner can read it.

One of my Pastors often says the 11th commandment is WRITE!

Write! Whatever the plans or desires God has placed in your heart for the year as the goal to run with, do well by writing them down!

If you’re running with a goal or vision, it must be written down specifically and with clarity!

Writing down helps us to trace the faithfulness of God in our lives over time!

It’s just like when you keep a prayer journey, you are able to go back and say, Yes! God once answered these so and so prayers, I’m willing to trust Him again to do another wonder! It strengthens our faith and helps us have records of the faithfulness of God.

As humans, it’s possible to forget but when you write, you’re able to trace it back! I hope makes sense to you.

• Be Specific – Exodus 25:40
We have heard it said over and again that God does not respond to ambiguity but specificity.

We all know the story of the tabernacle building, God gave them specific instructions, the descriptions were very detailed.

Specifications were defined, the concept to follow a pattern or a precedent was established.

God is a God of details, He is a very organized and meticulous God! So permit me to say if you don’t have your act together, you’re not in anyway exhibiting the nature of your Father, do make amends!

Your goals should be specific and precise!

Only you can’t want to achieve a hundred thing at the same time, now I am not saying some people are not engraced to do beyond others, no, we all have the capacity to produce results in 100, 60 and 30folds, but my point is, don’t set goals that do not align with what God has called you to do at this present season of your life. It should be relevant and achievable!

Don’t do so many things with little or no results when you can actually do a few things with great results.

If it is your finances you need to get right this year, set goals in that direction.

Write the vision, make it plain, that word plain means simple and clear, no ephizzy, no paparazzi! Make it as simple and as specific as it can be. Let it be realistic and timely as well.

• Take action now! – James 2:18, Philippians 4:13

One of the things that can stop us from making measurable growth or progress in life or at anything at all is the failure to take action.

Everyone that received healing through faith from Jesus always had one last thing to do, action!

“Take up your bed and walk!”
“Go wash in the Pool of Siloam!”

The victory lies in obedience, and obedience requires that you do something! Doing is an action word!

If God has given you a go-ahead for your goals and you refused to swing into action, nothing will happen!

Even if your faith is as big as mount Everest if you will not take action to back up your faith nothing works!


But someone will say, “One person has faith, another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions.” – James 2:18

There are always two sides of a coin until your part is fulfilled you can not commit God’s integrity to perform!

God needs your cooperation to make the goals or plans He has for you to become a reality.

So get to work bro! Get it going, sis! You have been empowered for exploits, God is at work in you, give Him your full cooperation! (Philippians 2:13)

The strength and enablement to do whatever we need to get done has been supplied, let’s tap into the abundance of God’s grace that is made available for us.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [fulfili His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]

May we be marvellously helped in Jesus name, amen!

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Marriage || The Excellent Wife

Dear Bride or Bride to be,

I hope you’re ready for the worse in marriage as much as you’re prepared for the better.

The truth no one probably ever told you is that marriage doesn’t make you happy, it does make you holy and that comes at a price of humility, vulnerability and intentionality.

I hope you’re totally honest with your real self, that deepest part of you that no one knows and confront your selfishness, own up those attitudes you’re not proud of, they will not go away when you finally become a Mrs.

There will be days you wouldn’t feel loved or give love, you might want to go back to your father’s house. I hope your commitment will be stronger than your fleeting decisions or feelings.

I hope your expectations are not unrealistic or outrageous as you’re not marrying an angel because marriage magnifies people’s weaknesses as much as it stretches your love and enlarges your capacity for love.

I hope you are ready to love the God way and never stop loving even when you don’t feel any butterflies in your tummy and your sweet prince charming never closes the toilet seat.

When the storm of life hits, I hope you will be courageous as a copilot of your marriage and not chicken out like a mere passenger.

I hope you embrace your high calling as a helpmeet-saving, helping, building, moulding and serving even as you allow your life to become a conduit through which God’s strength flows.

The Excellent Wife isn’t the perfect one but the one who is submitted to God and surrender herself as a vessel God can use, work on, with and through.

Here is my prayer for you:
May you receive great grace to build a godly home and raise godly seeds
May you not just be a married woman with the title Mrs, but one who understands and fulfils the will and plans of her Maker
Above all, may you be marvellously helped by Abba, amen!
 
Keep flourishing! 💋
©DAJ 2021

 

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Faith || P O S S I B I L I T I E S – The Word for the Month of July

So the impossible is possible with God.

– Luke 1:37

When the impossible is made possible, we call it a miracle or wonder! And W o n d e r is who God is, He is full of wonders! (Isaiah 9:6b)

Possibility is a word that defines who our God is and from creation till date, we have seen and heard of diverse kinds of impossibilities that became possible simply because our God was involved.

With five loaves and two small fish, five thousand men, including women and children were fed
Simple instruction and a response of obedience turned water into wine
An unwavering faith delivered some 3 Hebrew guys from a fiery furnace.

Just by a word of command, a valley of dry bones became an exceeding great army
Blind men received their sight, the lame walked
Even raging seas became calm by the power of His spoken word.

A virgin conceived a child by the Holy Spirit
Aged barren women bore sons
A shepherd boy became a renowned warrior and a king… All these and many more are God’s speciality!

The Extraordinary Strategist! He brings greatness out of nothingness, He revives lifeless situations and does wonders without number. (Job 9:10) Whenever He steps in, He does the unimaginable! That’s who our God is and He is true to His word!

This month, as you take delight in obeying every of God’s instructions, you will see His will accomplished in your life.

That issue of concern that looks like a dead-end, hand it over to the God of all flesh with whom nothing is impossible and watch him create a way in your wilderness and open up flowing streams in your wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19b)

Those written forgotten and forsaken goals and ideas in your journals and heart are still achievable, remember God operates outside time, He knows how to give speedy accomplishments in a short time.

I encourage you to revisit them and hand them over to the One who specialises in making the impossible possible.

As you follow His leading, He will show you the way to go and make straight your path.

As you stretch your faith to believe in His enormous power to work through you, you will experience His sovereignty.

As you rest in His sovereignty, He will make every impossible possible for you in Jesus name, amen!

Happy New Month Beloveds!💃
Welcome to All Round Possibilities!
Have a joyous July!
Keep flourishing!💋


 

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Faith || Ordered Steps – The Word for the Month of June

God’s ways are higher than our ways
His thoughts far exceed even that which we are yet to think
His ways are perfect and loaded in His words
His ways are the gateways to our high places.

God’s paths are of peace and pleasantness
No one is ever stranded walking in them
Those who follow them escape life’s decadence
Choosing them brings life and joy everlasting.

What He has prepared for us, no mind can fathom
The exceeding great and precious promises
All things that pertain to life and godliness
They’ve been made ready for those who walk in His ways.

Our steps are ordered by the Lord
His directions become our guide
His instructions become a delight
Obedience will lead us into His prepared place!

As we follow the guidance of Abba this month and beyond
May the path before us be made straight and steady
As we obey His leading delightsomely
May we enjoy all the benefits that come along with being led by Him.
Yes and Amen!

Hello June! 💃
Happy New Month Beloveds!
Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Marriage || My 3rd Wedding Anniversary Note

The past three years have been filled so much love, laughter and contentment but the truth be told, it hasn’t been all round smooth years, we’ve had some downs too, somehow we survived living under the same roof without removing each other’s teeth (Lol!) even though I couldn’t help my own sharp mouth sometimes (sorry, all the time) and Sinmisola’s gentle and quiet demeanour will not stop making me get angry the more.

Isn’t it amazing how the things that used to attract you in a person could sometimes infuriate you? Smh!

I know you’re here to feel mushy but marriage is not all about the mushiness, marriage is real work!

So permit me to share with you first, the wisdom from the three major lessons I learnt in my 3years of being married to my best friend of almost 13years, whew!

Marriage is a revealer and an eye-opener, quick advice to my single brethren, you can’t fight successfully on every front, so choose your battle wisely, please do! Every marriage has a story behind the glory, don’t get it twisted. 

1. I learnt that Sinmisola is not my number one, God is!

I am first known, loved, and chosen by God before Sinmisola, in fact, God loved me before meeting me but Sinmisola only loved me after meeting me and I can’t guarantee that his love for me has been hundred percent stable over the years but Abba’s love for me has been and hasn’t for once wavered.

Also because my relationship with God will determine the quality of my marriage with Sinmisola. The closer I get to God, the closer he also gets, (as we seek God together) the closer He draws us to each other.

I’ve taken it more seriously and always striving to grow in my walk with Abba, it defines a whole lot of things for my life and especially my marriage.

Trying to seek what only God can do for me from my spouse has always left a hole in my heart, so I’ve learnt to seek God first and above all else.

Even when we are having it rough, I’ve learnt to take it to God, a lot of times I cry but I’ve always left the place of communion with my Father strengthened, refreshed and feeling better.

So, it’s safe to say Sinmisola is my number two!

2. I learnt it’s okay to fight but fight fair and healthy.

Conflict in any marriage is inevitable (btw, you should be worried if I come here to say we never fight) because there are no two human beings that can be exactly the same way, so I agree that trying to make Sinmisola act like me was lame in the first instance!

I’ve known him for 13years and I still haven’t fully learnt what communication really means to him, (it has been a struggle but I believe there will be a breakthrough soon) and that makes me talk a lot and most times, I say what I didn’t mean and intended to. What a shame right? But I’m not ashamed to say it. 

Marriage is a journey and not a destination, it okay to learn as we go. Each phase of the journey will unfold itself. It’s the basic truth! My truth!

We chose to be together after all, so the responsibility to make it work lies with us.

It will be foolishness to want to win individually when you can win together, so fighting fair and healthy is better.

Fun fact: I’ve always refused to do anything for Sinmisola whenever we are fighting but he does everything for me. I know it’s wrong but I’m repenting. Lol!

3. I’ve learnt to forgive both the seemingly little and the seriously serious offences.

The seemingly little offences are the things that should’ve been overlooked in the first place but you can’t help but talk about it because you refused to let it go.

Even though I committed to forgiving everything and anything at all before we got married, marriage taught me the reality. It is not as easy as it seems but my heart is being worked on by the Holy Ghost, daily!

So, nothing Sinmisola does that can’t be forgiven! It’s a resolution I made before I became joined with him in marriage. I decided to practice advance forgiveness, this has helped me a lot. It has protected my sanity and helped maintain my peace.

I am aware it may get hard sometimes but knowing I can as well enjoy such generosity and compassion from God at any time gives me the courage to move on.

Oh! So you thought he’s a perfect man, he does no wrong abi! Yinmu! Let’s not even start! Lol! He’s a gentleman though but he do steps on my toes. #OfcourseYes!

To some people, these offences are never any big deal but they are deal-breaker for me.

Above all, I’m thankful we’ve not failed God, one of the critical questions we have often asked each other has been ‘Is God Pleased?’

Also, taking this as an assignment from God has been a priority, even when it gets hard along the way, we know God will always make available the grace required for the journey so, I’m grateful for grace and sustenance.

Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary My Favourite Man,

You’re one person I really like and love at the same time.
It comes naturally for me even in my anger, I  like you.

When you decide to drain all the love you filled in my love tank by yourself, I still get along somehow because I like you.

I love how genuine and real you always get with God. It’s rare! I don’t get to see such around, a lot of people mask it but you don’t, you never did.

I love your amazing personality, it annoys me some times though. #Straightface

I love your heart the most, your acts of service are next to none! Thank you for always being a true servant leader.

I love how kind you are and of course how handsome you look.

May our love flame keep burning forever
May our hearts be made in one always
May our 3foldcord never be easily broken.

When life gets hard, may we find the courage to press on
When hope deferred, may our faith be strengthened
When there is no new song, let’s swing to the melody in our hearts.

Grow old along with me baby
When our eyes are dim and steps are slow
Let’s keep loving and dancing into our twilight years.

I love you forever and a day more. ❤

P.S: I had a nudge in my spirit to pray:

Thank you Lord for Your beautiful idea and institution called marriage, I pray for every married person reading this, may your marriage forever bring glory to Abba, may your love for each other never wax cold, may you constantly follow and be taught of the Lord and great shall your peace be, amen! 

Remember to always keep God at the centre and don’t fight dirty. 

For every troubled home, I speak peace into your affairs, I declare your home is restored by the outstretched arm of Yahweh! 

The will of God for you is to enjoy yourselves, you will no longer fight each other, rather you will be held by the Lord to fight together and have victory over the devil who’s trying to kill your joy, steal your home and destroy your love, he has no place in your home anymore and his enterprise is abolished in Jesus matchless name, amen!

Do seek godly counsel if you need to.

For everyone trusting the Lord for marital settlement, I declare you shall find and be found, you will not miss God’s will for you, you will not ‘miss-marry‘, there shall be a supernatural orchestration and divine meeting that will culminate in a glorious settlement for you and very soon, we shall rejoice with you in Jesus name, amen!

BTW, if you came here to read anniversary note, do endeavour to read other blog posts too, I am assured you will be richly blessed by them as well.  

Thank you and God bless you.

Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Inspiration || The Scriptural Guidelines for Setting the Right Goals – Part 1

There’s nothing that pertains to our lives that can’t be found in the word of God. The word of God is complete!

Whatever it is, it is right there in the scripture, all we need is to search for it and apply it as appropriate to us.

So, as we journey into the year, it is expected that we seek the face of God as regards our plans or goals for the year.

And except the Lord has given you instructions as to how the year will roll, I think everyone should have a goal that should be pursued.

The dictionary defines Goal Setting as the process of deciding what you want to accomplish and devising a plan to achieve those desired results.

We all need a goal so noble to run with. But as Christians, do we just go through life as we will? No!

We don’t just decide without involving the Author of life, we cannot achieve anything without Him, no plan devised can be successful if He’s not involved.

God is the One who directs the cause of our lives, so we need His guidance for triumph in our endeavours in life.

So, let’s look at some scriptural guidelines that we help us set the right goals:

  • Seek Wisdom – Ecc 10:10, John 5:30

Goal setting is as a result of desires in our hearts, what you desire to achieve, if we don’t have a desire for anything, there will be no point setting any goals, right?

So, whatever those desires are, seek God’s wisdom about it.

We must understand that God who places desires in our heart, is able to grants them according to His will but not without first seeking His wisdom.

If you desire to have multiple streams of income, you go the Lord, telling Him ‘ Lord I learnt that this so and so business is now very lucrative but what are you saying about it?’

It’s more like enquiring of the Lord as David did. 1 Samuel 30:8-9

So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?”
And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”

Not every business is your business! Even if your friends are making money off it, God may not be leading you there. Don’t follow the crowd, follow your Lord!

There’s a reason why He is Lord, He has power and authority over the affairs of your life.

Get down before Him and ask for His wisdom, He will give you the word you need and the guidance required.

The truth is if we seek God’s wisdom in everything, we will save ourselves a lot of heartaches and headaches. Precious time will be redeemed as well.

To avoid going the same circle over and over, doing the same thing or setting the same goal every year without any result to show for it, seek the wisdom of God for guidance or direction.

  • Acknowledge God. – Psalm 37:4-5, Proverbs 3:5-6

Our goals or plans can only be successful when God is involved and don’t forget acknowledging God requires humility, only the meek will the Lord guide! ( See Psalm 25:9)

When we choose His will over ours in humility, we are guided into the right path for us.

Psalm 127:1 – Without the help of the Lord, it is useless to set goals or make plans. (My version 😆)

When we acknowledge God in our goals, He guides and leads us in the best path for our lives. 

I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. – Psalm 32:8

AMP says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you, who are willing to learn…”

If you give God the free will, He will take the wheel.

  • Align with the Word and the Will of God. – Proverbs 16:3, Romans 12:2

The will of God and the word of God – these two go hand in hand.

I often say, the will of God can be found in the word of God, so we can’t know what the will of God is if we don’t study and meditate on His word and have it transform our mind. (see Romans 12:2)

And one beautiful thing about the study of God’s word is that it doesn’t just transform our minds but also our lifestyle, we are changed from within out, we become another man, another man that’s willing to go all the way with God!

We are to live, be upheld and sustained by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, and the Bible is God’s voice in prints.

Before I digress too much, it makes a huge difference when our goals are aligned with the goals of God for us.

Share, submit, entrust, commit, align your plans with the Lord, and you will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)

Where can we find God’s goals for us? In His Word! The will of God will always align with His word! 

See, if you want to know if something is good and godly, weigh it or examine it with the word of God.

The word of God is likened to a mirror (See James 1:23-24), it sees through anything.

Our goals should reflect the truth of God’s word. It should be directed by the will of God, it should be aligned and conformed to the will of Abba.

God’s will supersede ours and they are perfect.

When our goals are shaped by the word of God, it becomes a reality flawlessly because God’s word does not lie, it is forever valid and settled. (See Psalm 119:89) It’s a more sure word of prophecy! (See 2Peter 1:19)

When we engage the word of God then revelation is found, and revelations are the discovery of God’s thoughts and plans for us. 

Proverbs 29:18
CSB – Without revelation people run wild, but one who follows divine instruction will be happy.

MSG – If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed.

May the Lord give you understanding, amen!  

I hope you have been blessed. I will continue the rest in part 2. God bless you.

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Faith || The Word for the Year 2021 – I N C R E A S E!

Isaac planted seeds in that land. And he gathered in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted. The Lord brought good to him. Isaac became rich and kept getting richer until he became a great man. – Genesis 25:12-13

It was in the first week of December last year, lol! It’s now last year o, about a month ago there about that the Lord dropped in my heart a word for this year and I’ve been bubbling with excitement ever since. It is I N C R E A S E!

There have been confirmations right, left, back, front and centre and this gets me even more excited.

2021, you will experience increase on all fronts after the order of Isaac, you will be blessed and favoured by the Lord and every little effort you make will be magnified by the Lord to result into outstanding success and breakthrough!

The year is filled with plenty of rain and the Lord your God will personally keep His eyes upon you, He will go with you day after day all year long.

No matter what lies ahead, God promises to be with us and provide everything that we need to succeed, but remember only Him got the roadmap for the journey ahead.

So, I encourage you to get Him involved in every detail of your life’s activity this year and let Him lead you, you will go far and well if you will submit in obedience to Him.

Remember, Isaac became very prosperous because he followed and obeyed God’s leading, the hundredfold increase didn’t just come to be, it was as a result of His obedience to God when he was directed to stay where he was. 

Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.  – Genesis. 26:2-3

God will bring the increase that we desire for the year but we must be ready to follow every one of His instructions to the letter.

May we be marvellously helped in Jesus name. Amen! 

Happy New Year Beloveds!
Have an increasingly glorious 2021!
Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Faith || God is Mindful of Us – The Word for December

God is Mindful of Us

The Lord knows our frame
He is the God who sees the intent of our heart
He can be touched with our feelings.

Our trials, our struggles
The consolation, the preservation
The daily new mercies and benefits.

The expression of His mind
The mighty word filling breath of Him
The revelation of Truth which He has given us.

He remembers us in our lowly state
He reaches down from heaven and rescues us
We are being chased by His beauty and love.

Everything, even His very minutest blessing
All express the thought in God’s mind to us
How precious are His thoughts toward us!

He blesses us with an increase of His mercy
His gifts and grace, His presence and Spirit
What a good good Father He’s been to us.

The past experiences of His goodness bestowed
The promises of future blessings untold
All encouraged us to trust in His paths and plans.

Give us Your eternal perspective, Lord
Help us to see the profundity of your love for us
How amazing it is to know that You’re so mindful of us!

P.S: Despite all that has transpired in the year 2020, God is still mindful of you, He has your best interest at heart and you can always trust that His plans are good towards you and He’s able to perform all things for you.

Happy New Month Beloveds!
There is still so much in store, take it all in!
He that has promised is faithful.

Yes and Amen!
Welcome on board!
Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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