Cry Out To Him…. He Really Doesn’t Mind…

“….. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth he began to cry out and say “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!” And many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:47 & 48.

Reading the scripture above made me think about the trail I’m going through at present, the trails we go through as believers. Bartimaeus was blind and I believe he had tried all he could to be healed before meeting Jesus. He heard Jesus was passing by and knew he had to do something to get His attention, which he believed would lead to his healing (that in itself is, great faith).

Sometimes we may feel like God has passed us by, so we pull back, become bitter or start feeling sorry for ourselves. We must stop entertaining these feelings for two reasons.
1. He Himself has said, He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
2. The enemy preys on the weak
(1 Peter 5:8).

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW DEEP A ‘LITTLE’ SORROW OR ‘PITY PARTY’ COULD SINK YOU.

Cry out to God and let no human or circumstance stop you. Noticed, some of the people around tried to silence Bartimaeus from crying out but that didn’t deter him; in fact it pushed him to cry louder. He managed to get Jesus’ attention in versus 49-52, and was healed. Who knows what would’ve happened if he had kept quiet?!

Don’t ever give up on God, He hasn’t passed you by. Hold unto your faith; even the tiniest amount left and when you have done everything humanly possible, that is made effort in that situation, prayed, worshipped, praised, even fasted and still no result, Just CRY OUT to Him; HE REALLY DOESN’T  MIND. And like Bartimaeus, your healing and restoration will come if you don’t give up.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

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Noticeable Faith…

 

(Mark 5:21-34)

Do not underestimate the power of Faith, it does great wonders.
The woman with the issue of blood had suffered for 12 years. The Bible says she sold all she had for treatment but grew worse. She heard Jesus was passing by and thought, only if she could touch His clothes, she’d be healed and made whole. She did exactly that and immediately Jesus asked “who touched me?” as He felt power leave Him.

Now, there were multitudes following Jesus at the time according to the Bible; I’m sure one or two people in need of miracle may have bumped into Him or even touched Him, yet Jesus barely felt them. I believe it took some kind of faith from the woman for Jesus to feel power leave him. I call this type NOTICEABLE FAITH. The kind that cannot be hidden nor denied. The kind that do not require eyes to see, the kind that can be FELT. I don’t think Jesus was looking directly at the woman else He wouldn’t have asked who touched Him but He NOTICED and FELT her faith.

You see, as believers we need this kind of faith. We shouldn’t be declaring we have faith in God with our lips and not truly mean it in our hearts. After the woman was healed, notice Jesus’ response? He said “Daughter, your FAITH has made you well”.

If our faith isn’t making us well then we need to be asking ourselves some serious questions. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God without faith.

Simply put, want to please God? Have FAITH! How do you develop faith? Read, THE BIBLE DAILY! And believe every single word it says and apply them into your life. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17). The end!
I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

 

Though Your Beginning Was Small…

“Then He said, “To what shall we liken the Kingdom of God?, or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground it is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all the herbs and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade” Mark 4:30-32.

Many of us are worried about the size of our gifts/talents. We are concerned it won’t go far, we are obsessed with the idea that many may not believe and doubt it.

In the scripture above, Jesus describes the Kingdom of God like a mustard seed (the smallest of all seeds) but when sown it becomes greater than all and bares fruit.

I want you to picture your gift/talent like the mustard seed. You may be thinking it’s too small to be recognised but do not let that stop you from using it. I don’t believe it’s about size; it’s about been faithful and obedient to what’s been given to you.
Worrying about what anyone would think will not profit the Kingdom but rather USING it, will. By using it, you are sowing your mustard seed.

One may ask, how would my talent bare fruit?
In vrs 26 & 27 of the same chapter, it describes how a man would scatter a seed on the ground, sleep at night and rise by day, the seed sprouts yet he himself does not know how.
You don’t need to know how or when the fruits will grow; just know that if God placed those gifts/talents in you and you are using them for His glory the fruits WILL testify and be visible to all in due time.

In the meantime, water it with the word of God DAILY, be disciplined and focused, surround yourself with people who appreciate and encourage your talent/gift. Then, watch God accomplish what He has started in you. Do not grow weary at all, because THOUGH YOUR BEGINNING WAS SMALL, YET YOUR LATTER END WOULD INCREASE ABUNDANTLY  (Job 8:7).

If you’re ever tempted to look down on your gift or give up, just remember generations are relying on your obedience like the birds of the air rely on the shade of the mustard tree for nesting.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

 

Knowing And Walking In Purpose…

Mark 1:38
“But He said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth”.

Knowing one’s purpose on earth is one of the most important aspects of life; It helps one prioritise. Christ knew His purpose therefore He did not engage in aimless missions. He was focused as He knew His ‘physical being’ on earth was limited to time.

Many are chasing after jobs and careers they were not created for. They work so hard, acquire money and other earthly materials yet feel empty; that is what happens when one walks outside the will of God for their life.

Walking in your purpose brings fulfillment. I remember the joy I felt when I discovered my purpose; I had been praying for that revelation for sometime. It is amazing to know I am not a mistake but created for a mission in the Kingdom of God. It certainly isn’t easy but SO WORTH IT.

EVERYONE has a purpose, discover yours if you haven’t already and stay focused. If you’re struggling with this, seek the face of God wholeheartedly in prayer and He will show you. He wants you to walk in the purpose He created for you more than you do. Life becomes much more meaningful knowing why you were born.

I’m praying for you.

 

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

A Sacrifice Without Blemish…

In the book of Leviticus 1,2&3, The Lord spoke to Moses in detail about how the Israelites should offer different kinds of sacrifices unto Him(God). The process were different depending on the kind of animal or sacrificial object used however one thing remained the same, which was the NATURE of that particular offering/sacrifice. Two words God used were “WITHOUT BLEMISH”. The sacrificial product had to be without blemish.
Which I believe means, without contamination.

What happened in the olden days was when someone offered contaminated or blemish sacrifice unto God, the offering were rejected. An example was Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:3-8); Cain presented bad fruits as sacrifice and Abel presented the first born of his flock and their fat. The Bible says God did not respect Cain’s offering but He respected Abel’s and out of jealousy Cain killed his brother.

Now, fast forward to our days; of course we don’t cut the head of goats and other animals to sacrifice to the Lord (Praise God for the last lamb that was slain, JESUS CHRIST). However, in Romans 12:1 it says “I beseech you brethens therefore by the mercies of God, ye offer your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service”

Our bodies are our sacrifice to God now. The way we treat our bodies while presenting them to God will determine wether our sacrifice would be accepted or not and wether the Lord would respect us or not. Most of us (especially some believers, yep! believers) are offering BLEMISH, CONTAMINATED offerings to God. One would ask, how? By fornicating, lying, gossiping, smoking, adultery, worrying (yes worrying too is a sin.. Another topic for another day) etc.

Why would you lay with a man/woman who isn’t your husband/wife then turn up in church Sunday and raise your hands to a Holy God? Why would you entertain/spread gossip with your lips then open the same mouth to praise a Holy God? Why would you smoke your organs to ashes then expect your body to be acceptable by a Holy God?
In 1 Peter 1:16 it says “Be Ye holy, for I am Holy”

It doesn’t matter the title we carry in the Kingdom of God if we’re not offering our bodies holy and acceptable unto God we will be rejected.
I used to fornicate then attend church service. Sermons on purity irritated me until the Lord changed my heart. (As the Lord leads me I’ll share my testimony soon). The bible talks about our bodies been the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) and in 1 Corinthians 3:17 it says “he who defiles the temple of God, God will destroy that person”
We must stop been lukewarm, God hates that. Revelation 3:16.

Point is, we will not be able to fully accomplish our God-given purposes if we continue to live and enjoy sin. Also I believe there are certain prayers God will not answer unless we turn from our sinful ways. God’s word never changes. Our sacrifices/offering must be WITHOUT BLEMISH.

Through prayer ask the Lord for help if you’re struggling with this. Ask for forgiveness DAILY and be ready to repent. He loves you so much and ever ready to change your heart if you let Him. It won’t be easy but He is faithful to carry you through.

 

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

 

Increase…

The book of Matthew 25:14-30 compares the kingdom of Heaven to three workers who’s master gave them talents before He traveled. Two of them worked hard and managed to gather profit before their master returned. Unfortunately, the last hide his and did not think enough about it to use and increase. On return the master was happy with the two but upset with the last and took the talent from him.

In other words God expects us to increase the gifts/talents He has given us. For instance, if your talent is Teaching, teach with your whole heart that one will praise your father in Heaven; that is increase right there. If it’s to comfort the brokenhearted, do so with all your heart. This could win a soul for Christ, which is another increase. The Bible states in Ecclessiates 9:10 “whatever your hands finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going”

Don’t be lazy by hiding your talent and gift or allow the enemy to talk down on your abilities. Do it to the glory of God; you never know who’s life it may touch. No gift or talent in the Kingdom of God is small no  matter the appearance. Be faithful with the least you have and you would be faithful with the much when it comes (Luke 16:10). You are so capable.

I will end with a quote from a great man of God, John Bevere.

“Everyone has a gift. What God wants you to do is multiple that gift; and the way you multiple it is by USING IT. Not been afraid, not thinking God is holding back on you, not thinking you didn’t get a fair share because you only got one and someone got five. You can multiple that one to eleven really quick if you could just be diligent”.

 

Consistency…

Reading Exodus 7&8 I noticed one thing about Moses and Aaron and that was ‘Consistency’. They were consistent with the task God had given them. I thought to myself, “what if they had given up before the last plague when Pharaoh’s heart was harden?!”. What if they had drugged their feet due to laziness or had a ‘pity party’ because Pharaoh wouldn’t allow the Israelites to be released at their first attempt?! There would’ve been consequences, I believe.

Let me share a quick testimony to blend with my point. A few years ago while taking my driving lessons, I had high hopes of passing first attempt. I remember been so hopeful that I was super upset when I failed first attempt. I went for the 2nd attempt, failed that too. 3rd, 4th, 5th attempts, failed all. I passed on my 9th attempt; yep! You read that right, 9th attempt. I took my driving test 9 TIMES. My point is I didn’t give up even though each failed attempt brought tears to my eyes. If I had given up at any point, I’m pretty sure I would not be holding a driving licence right now. God’s grace and consistency kept me going and in the end I PASSED!

The minute you’re given a task by God, know that He’s already given you the grace but you must be intentional consistent with it.
You see, some of us are drugging our feet and others have given up because we feel we’re not getting the response or ‘feeling’ we want in doing the work of God. We want people to beg us. We have one leg in the things of God and another in the world. Let me tell you this, if there’s one thing I know God hates is, lukewarm. Revelation 3:16 says “So then because you’re neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth”.

Again, I haven’t always been consistent. I used to approach the things of God with so much laziness. I used to think “Gosh! Not another task, I’m tired, I’m busy”. The Lord spoke to me several times to get right but I ignored and He sent a strong warning through a man of God and that shook me like never before.

Thing is, it shouldn’t take someone else for you to get serious with the work of God. We MUST be consistent. You can’t choose when you feel like obeying Him; His instructions are NOT subject to our feelings; we obey and be constant or not. Remember if You’re not for Him, you’re against Him (Matthew 12:30).

And don’t forget, HE IS COMING BACK SOON FOR A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE.