Inspiration || God Honours Our Obedience

One of the major strong reasons King Hezekiah gave to God when the prophet was sent to tell him to be ready to die was how he (Hezekiah) had always tried to obey and please the Lord. (See Isaiah 38)

I don’t know if he said other things that moved the heart of God but one thing I am sure of, which has been shown to us all through the scripture is, God, honours obedience. It gives Him pleasure when we just obey.

Reading through the books of Kings recently, I discovered that one major thing the Lord kept making emphasis on, was obedience, nothing more. And one notable thing was mentioned about King Josiah, that there was no king who so completely turned to the Lord and followed all his instructions like him. He obeyed the Lord completely and the reward was evident to all. (See 2Kings 23:25)

Every King who did according to God’s instructions had better chances of living a good life. Obedience brought them blessings but those who walked in disobedience ended in calamity.

Every of God’s instructions that we obey will always bring us the blessings. God isn’t seeking anything from us than obedience, I guess that was why He chose David over Saul.

Also, sometimes, our obedience has a lot to do with others than with us. God doesn’t just bless us when we obey Him, He blesses others as well through our obedience.

The moment we realise so many other people’s blessings are tied to our obedience, we begin to live in obedience and it is in living in obedience that God’s power can be maximised in our lives.

I encourage you to choose a life of obedience to God as someone else’s blessing is dependent on it. (John 2:5-10)

Let’s also note that, It is much more important to God how we obey Him even in little things, as our obedience in small things is an integral step in receiving His greatest blessings. (Luke 5:4-10)

When we engage in obedience to God’s word, His leading, His directives, His instructions, He honours us by manifesting Himself in and through our lives. Amen!

Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Inspiration || The Word for the Month of July – Possessing The Wisdom of God.

Here is the scripture the Lord laid in my heart for this month: 

“Whoever finds wisdom finds life and wins approval from the Lord.” Proverbs 8:35

We cannot win the approval of God and not succeed in all our endeavours. I don’t see how that’s possible.

I discovered that the greatest of all blessings after salvation is the Wisdom of God.

It is the secret of growing in the delight and the favour of the Lord, and you will agree with me that anyone who grows in the favour of the Lord ceases from labour.

But it is only God that grants wisdom and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (See Proverbs 2:6)

We can not go through life and succeed without possessing the wisdom of God. With it comes a long life, favour, pleasure, peace, honour, riches, sound direction and lots more.

The scripture says, “with wisdom, you are as good as being rich, in fact, it is better!” Ecclesiastes 7:11 
 
Wisdom has many advantages and when it is possessed, a bright future lies ahead and our hope will never fade.
 
I have written a series on wisdom, you can read them here and here and here, and here, also the Bible is full of all the benefits of the wisdom of God. (The book of Proverbs especially)
 
So this month I pray for you and I that may we be possessed by the wisdom of God and all that it brings.
 
Like Bezalel of the tribe of Judah, may we be filled with wisdom and ability in our various professions.
 
Like Solomon, may we receive wisdom and a very great insight as vast as the sand of the seashore to be able to discern the right, almost right and the wrong.
 
Like Stephen, may no one be able to stand up against the wisdom from above that we possess and by which we will speak life unto men which in turn draws men to Jesus. Amen!
 
Happy New Month Beloveds,
Welcome to Joyous July!
Keep flourishing! 💋

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Inspiration || Rest – The Word for the Month of June

I recently told myself to stop bothering about some issues I’ve actually been trailing, like back to back pursuit, because this reality dawned on me – ‘These issues are beyond my control but within God’s control, why can’t I just leave them for Him to sort out for me?’

So I decided to do one thing that I’ve been struggling to do, I rested! I ceased from work and struggling.

You see, the moment we start believing in the faithfulness and the ability of God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, we have entered into rest.

The kind of rest that comes from God isn’t the one that brings anxiety of any kind. It is rest in work and not from work. You know how you might be thinking you’re resting but your mind is travelling to and fro?

No! That’s not the kind of rest, this kind of rest brings quietness of the spirit, peacefulness of the heart, stability of the soul and serenity around even when the walls around you are crumbling, you are at peace and whether in trials or joyful times, you’re resting and trusting in the Lord.

“He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Trust in the Lord God always, for in the Lord Jehovah is your everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3-4

So this month, I pray for you and I that we will enjoy rest round about, within and without.

We will experience the peaceful existence that enhances and enriches life here on earth. 

Our hearts will be kept in perfect peace, we will trust in the Lord’s stability and faithfulness even when the happenings around us say otherwise. Amen!

Happy New Month Beloveds,
Have a RESTful June!
Keep flourishing! 💋
 
Loves,
DAJ 💜

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Inspiration || God’s Ways Are Past Finding Out

Oh, Lord our God!
How great are Your works
How ungraspable are Your decisions
Your ways are past finding out!

Oh, the profundity of Your wisdom!
How infinite is your knowledge, above anyone
Your thoughts are very deep
Higher and better than ours, but good for us

Oh, how unsearchable is Your greatness!
You do wonders without number
Who can search the limits of Your greatness
In You lies the secret stores of all knowledge

Even though we cannot fully grasp all
We rest in Your plans and purpose for us
We trust in Your power to execute Your plans
We depend on Your unending wisdom to unveil and fulfil at Your perfect timing. Amen!


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Inspiration || God’s Manifest Presence – The Ultimate Gift

We have heard it said over and over that the presence of God is everywhere but what we don’t often hear is that the manifest presence of God isn’t everywhere.

The omnipresence nature of God makes Him be everywhere and can exist without our awareness but the manifest presence of God cannot!

It is not something anyone encounters and remains normal or stays still! No way! You will know something hits you! Your awareness becomes awakened! In one word, It is experiential! #Glory!

Case study: King Nebuchadnezzar, when he threw the three Hebrew Boys into the fire, they had the omnipresent nature of God with them all along but the king wasn’t aware of it, only the guys knew God was with them, but the moment the manifest presence of God stepped in, oh boy! The king jumped up and screamed, look at! I can see four men! Or ain’t I seeing well? He had to rub his eyes to be sure he saw correctly, #Lol! He saw the 4th Man in the fire #Kabaya! and even testified that His appearance was like that of the Son of God! Who told him? (See Daniel 3:20-25)

The truth is, no one remains the same having encountered the manifest presence of Yahweh!

To live daily encompassed with the manifest presence of God is not only supernaturally beautiful but it is imperative in our Christian walk! Just imagine the kind of victorious life we would all be living if we all have this kind of experience steadily! Gosh! What an endless glory to behold!

So the ultimate blessing we need is the gift of God’s manifest presence. We must be like Moses who said he’s not moving until God personally moves with him. (See Ex 33:10-15)

However, to enjoy this gift of the manifest presence of God, we must live in the consciousness of it! Now I am not talking about feelings but a spiritual tsunami of all that God is, a genuine encounter that leaves no one the same, you know what happens when there’s an outbreak of tsunami right? Eh-en!

But just that this is not ‘destructive’ except in the enemies’ camp and we are aware of what transpired when Christ showed up there…Ayayayaya! (See Colossians 2:15)

We must also desire a continual hunger and thirst for the manifest presence of God! We must not just desire it but we must as well pray deliberately for it, get ready for it and anticipate it.

My prayer for us all is that, in this month of His presence, we will all genuinely and earnestly walk in the reality of the manifest presence of Yahweh! Amen!

Keep flourishing! 💋

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Inspiration || The Presence of Yahweh – The Word for the Month of April

The presence of YHWH…

Turned a desert into pools of water
Dryland was made into flowing springs
Showing His Almightiness with His presence
Where God is, signs and wonders transpire.

The sea observed and fled, even Jordan turned back
The mountains skipped like rams before Him
The little hills ran like lambs at His sight
The whole earth trembles at His presence.

Nothing is immovable before His majestic presence
Walls fall down and rivers turn into dry land
His presence brings order into any chaotic situation
His presence brings fullness of joy and life forevermore.

There’s nothing we should seek more than the presence of God
The ultimate blessing we need is the gift of His presence
Lord, give us all of it, withholding nothing at all
We take all of it so we can be all of You.

One thing we must chase after this month is the manifest presence of God! With it, our lives blossom and every other thing falls in place supernaturally.

My prayer is that for every one of us that will genuinely seek the Lord this month, we shall find Him and our lives will never remain the same in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Happy New Month Beloveds
Welcome to April💃
The Month of His Presence
Exodus 33:15-23

Keep flourishing! 💋


 

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Inspiration || Oh! How He Loves Me

I am loved by Love Himself
His outstretched arm saved me
In His embrace, I am comforted
In His everlasting love, I rest

Love so deep and wide
Many waters can’t quench it
No rivers can sweep it away
It burns like a blazing fire

A tsunami of love He unleashed
Not destructive but constructive
Healing and mending broken hearts
Casting out all my fears and doubts

Oh! how He loves me
Faultlessly and completely
Specifically and Specially
I am My Father’s beloved. 💃

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Inspiration || In Exchange for What?

In exchange for obedience
Sworn generational blessings were given
A long-awaited promise was fulfilled
Generations afterward became blessed.

For just a morsel of meat
Spiritual promise of God’s blessings was lost
Birthright twice an inheritance was taken
Sold in exchange for an untamed appetite.

The cross was endured and shame despised
Obedient unto death, even death of the cross
Bringing many sons and daughters to glory
Life eternal was granted to all who believed.

What will it then profit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul?
If a man will give his wealth for his life
Another gave all he had for a valuable pearl
What will you give in exchange for your soul?

What are you living for?
The seen or unseen?
Ephemeral or eternal?
Moment or hereafter?

What will a man give in exchange for his soul?
The value of your soul is immeasurable!
Its treasure will never lose their value,
Nor become obsolete or fade

But if you lose your soul, you have lost everything. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!

So, in exchange for what?

There is an eternal purpose behind life and only accomplished through Jesus Christ.
Won’t you surrender to Him and let Him live through you?
It will be worth it even in life to come.

Selah! (Pause and think about it)


 

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Inspiration || Be Still Oh My Soul!

He is the Lord of peace
The prince of peace
He is peace

His peace He leaves with us
Not as the world gives
To guard our hearts and minds

He is our peace
In Him we found peace
He speaks peace still

My soul be still
Know that He is God
My soul take rest
In the prince of peace

He’s bringing victory
He promised triumph
He is the giver of peace
Find rest oh my soul!

Trust Him even in the storm
Know He is in full control
Rest in His faithful promises!
He’ll be with you till the end! 🙌

Amen and Amen! 🙏

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Inspiration || Strength That Outruns Chariots

Who has heard such a thing
That a man outruns chariot
Who has seen such a wonder

It is with the supernatural power of Yahweh
Generated in the place of prayer
With it, we do the impossible

Our feet are made like the hinds
We run without stopping for rest
We are never weary or sleepy

We mount up wings like Eagles
We walk and never fainting
We are never stumbling

He is the wind beneath our wings
In His might, we go
In His strength, we are never exhausted

Sufficient grace is made available
Power is made perfect in weakness
Our strength is continuously renewed. ♥

The Lord said to me that He’s releasing strength that outruns chariots. But two things:
  1. Don’t settle for less thinking your strength is little, God is releasing more than the natural strength to accomplish and do the humanly impossible things.
  2. Don’t rely on your own strength thinking you’ve got things under control, you will be worn out and exhausted. Besides, our greatest strength means nothing without God.
It is possible to rise above our limitations when we know it is only God that enables us to do the impossible, and when we rely on His sovereignty, He brings us the victory.
Keep flourishing! 💋

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