Abide In Him… (Your Source Of Strength)

Lately, circumstances have made me question my obedience to God. I have been so busy with work and everything else that I barely find time and space to spend with the Father; which made me question my commitment to Him. I have been feeling so bad about it.

This morning during my Quiet Time, I was meditating on Psalms 119:17-32. I told God how much I desire to walk in Obedience. I told Him from the depth of my heart how much I love Him and want to see Him someday. I felt really desperate and then I realised I was trying so hard with my own strength, which I didn’t need to.

I stumbled on John 15. In the scripture, Jesus was about to be crucified and He was teaching His disciples on how to stay connected to Him.

John 15:4

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me”.

I felt God telling me “I understand everything you are going through, I know you love Me and how much you want to serve Me however you cannot live for Me by your own strength. It is not about feeling bad or guilty, only ABIDE IN ME to live the life that I have called you to live”.

I was really moved by this and I thank God for His mercies and assurance.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with life and everything else, please pause and go back to your source of strength, who is God. As a believer, you cannot live life without Him, you will grow weary. This life will drain you out, therefore it is paramount to fill yourself up with the presence of God. How? By spending uninterrupted-time with Him, daily. I know it is difficult with work, family and all, however it is only by getting back to Him that your strength and mind are renewed.

One cannot drive a car with an empty tank, it would need refilling of either petrol, diesel or electric charging (where ever technology has gotten us these days); that is the source of its strength. The car could be the most beautiful, yet without the source of its strength, it will not move as designed to. The car will come to a complete stop or even breakdown if not refilled.

Same way, every believer needs to be refilled daily with the presence and word of God else our spiritual life will breakdown.
The Love of Christ is so powerful and ever ready to carry all our burdens. Trust them to Him.

Psalms 61:2

From the end of the earth I will cry unto You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I”.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

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Give Me A Man!..

A few days ago during my Quiet Time, I was reading the book of 1 Samuel 8 and felt the Lord lay on my heart to write this post. I believe this was for me to reflect on my past (in a good way) and also a lesson for my single sisters out there.

So, in the scripture, the children of Israel demanded a king from Samuel.
This displeased Samuel as they already had a King, God.
Like the wise old man that Samuel was, he took their request to God. And just like Samuel, God was not pleased.

1 Samuel 8:7 & 9

“And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
(9)……….. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behaviour of the king who will reign over them.”

Reading further, by the revelation of God, Samuel foretold what Israel’s new king would be like; his behaviour towards the people.
The Lord warned Israel that their demand was against His will and there would be destruction if they choose that path. Did they listen? Nooooooo! They went ahead and chose the path of destruction.

1 Samuel 8:19 & 20

“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us,
(20) that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

Honestly reading that, I had one of those “No wayyyyyyy!” moments. Really, I did! I could not understand why anyone would go ahead in making such a decision knowing very well of the consequences.

Although, before I got all judgemental, the Holy Spirit reminded me of decisions I had made in the past especially in relationships.

God warned me countless of times not to enter certain relationships but I didn’t listen. Even after my disobedience, His warnings did not cease. I ignored them all and as a result, I ended up with a broken-heart, soul-ties, physical and emotional scars.Was it worth it?

Absolutely 100% NO! I wasted my time and theirs.

It hurts me to see some ladies going down the same path as I did.
God is showing you in every way not to get involved with that man but you have blocked your ears.

The relationship is draining you so much yet your desperate need for a man won’t let you leave.
Like the Israelites you tell yourself, “At least I would have a man like everyone else”.

Wait, who told you having a worldly man is better than having no man?

Stop looking for man and look for God. Stop giving God ultimatums like “Get Me A  Man or I stop serving You”. You know what? I am yet to read the scripture that says get saved and get a spouse.

If you are not careful you will end up frustrated while hunting for a man; which in turn will lead to destruction. That man will not love you as Christ loves the church and NO marrying him won’t make things any easier. IT WILL GET WORSE!

It is never too late to make the right decision if you are in an ungodly relationship.
Sis, leave that man alone and get back to the will of God.

Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

I must say this, It is not a bad thing to desire a godly man or marriage; it becomes a sin when one idolises it.

Our focus should be on Christ.

Quit worrying whether you would find someone. When you wholeheartedly focus on Christ He will bring a man after His very own heart into your life, if that is His will for you.

Hear this sis, throwing your pearls before swine is NOT an option for you.

YOU ARE DIFFERENT! YOU ARE ROYALTY! DAUGHTER OF THE KING OF KINGS. YOU WERE HAND-MADE AND CRAFTED BY THE MOST-HIGH. YOU HAVE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE, WHICH IS THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

Don’t disregard The blood by settling with just any man for the sake of loneliness, biological-clock or whatever else.
You must see and treat yourself as the Queen that you are.
Your purpose depend on it, Eternity depend on it.

2 Corinthians 6:14 

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Play Your Part!..

I will try and make this post as short as I can. Play Your Part!

I was reading about our very own Hannah in 1 Samuel.
This woman had a loving husband yet she was sorrowful due to her barrenness. For a long time, she would not eat and was miserable. She poured her heart out to God and asked for a child. What really got my attention was what she did after she had prayed.

 

1 Samuel 1:18 & 19

“……. So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. (19) …….. And Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her”.

Hannah did not stay sorrowful after she had prayed, she changed her mood and went about her daily duties. I believe she knew the Lord had heard her, so there was no need to stay unhappy.

Another thing is, she did not wait for the child she had prayed for to drop from heaven, she played her part by laying with her husband. She understood she had a part to play in the conception.

Have you presented your request to God for a long time and there is no manifestation?

Maybe, God is waiting on you to play your part.

You pray for a job yet you have sent no application forms. You want a godly husband but you keep running around with every Tom, Dick and Harry who shows you a little attention. You want to keep that relationship yet you are not playing  your part to make it strong. You pray for promotion yet you are indiscipline and not willing to change. You want the anointing but you spend little to no time with God.

You need to play your part.

Ask God what He would have you do in His will for your life because believe it or not, you have a part to play and He would not play your ‘human part’ for you.

2 Peter 1:5-7

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virture, to virture knowledge, (6) to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love”.
I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Fulfil Your Vow…


Judges 11:30 & 31

“And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord, and said, “If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands, (31) then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”

Jephthah was called upon to save his people from troubles from the people of Ammon. It was then that he made the above vow to the Lord.

Surely, the Lord granted Jephthah, victory. Unfortunately, his daughter was the first to come out of his house to congratulate and celebrate with him. Immediately, Jephthah remembered his vow to the Lord and it devastated him.

Judges 11:35

“And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, “Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low! You are among those who trouble me! For I have given my word to the Lord, and I cannot go back on it.”

‘Mighty’ Jephthah in the end had to sacrifice his only child to the Lord.

Can we genuinely say we posses the kind of trust, loyalty and integrity as Jephthah possessed?

I believe part of been Christ-like is been trustworthy. You can bet with your life that God is a god of His word; what he said he would do, no matter the circumstance or length of time, He will do. This, we must learn.

Psalms 138:2

“…….. For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”

Hannah in the Bible, was a great example of a person of trust. She dedicated her only child Samuel, to God as she had vowed. I am sure she loved him dearly and wanted to keep him by her side yet she knew she had to give the child back to God as promised. (1 Samuel 1:11 and versus 26-28).

I remember making a vow to the Lord in 2013. A year later, I had fulfilled less than half of the vow. I was laid back about it, thinking to myself that the Lord understands and I could take a lot of time fulfilling it. I was reading the Bible some time after that and I stumbled on Ecclesiastes 5:4.

“When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed”.

I was immediately reminded of all the vows I had made to God. Straight away, I put a plan in place to pay.
Most at times when we find ourselves in need/want of something, we get emotional and desperate and start making unrealistic vows to the Lord; most of them we know we won’t fulfil yet we think it would push God to give us whatever we desire quicker.

Again in Ecclesiastes, chapter 5:5 it says,
“Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.”

I believe this too applies to our relationship with others. Do not make promises you know you can’t or won’t fulfil.
 It is a different story if you have a genuine reason as to why you are unable to fulfil, however, when you clearly can and don’t, you go against who you are called to be in Christ, which is a person of trust. 

In marriage, you must fulfil your vows to your spouse, at work you must fulfil your part of the contract (it’s a form of vow to your employer/employee), in ministry you must fulfil your vow to your congregation, in relationship you must fulfil your promises. Of course all these vows/promises must be godly, nothing outside the word of God.

I pray we exercise the trust God has placed in us towards Him and others. It is never easy, ask the Lord to strengthen you to fulfil your vows. You can’t do it on your own.

Luke 16:10

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.