Mix It With Faith…

Hebrews 4:2

“For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.”

Many a time the word of God come to us and we expect it to work magic. Some of us really believe that once we shout the loudest ‘Amen’ or the popular ‘I receive it in Jesus name’, it would happen automatically.

Now, I strongly believe those words are powerfully; Jesus Himself said in John 6:63 …….. “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life”.

Again, Proverbs 18:21…… “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat it’s fruits”.

By all means speak those words. On the other hand, there is a part that one has to play there after. Which is, to mix those words with FAITH.

To really profit from the word of God one must apply faith. It is paramount.

It is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).

When the Lord gave me this word, He also dropped the perfect example in my heart. He said, applying faith is like someone giving you food ingredients. You are given onions, tomatoes, spices, rice, meat etc and the person walks away. Tell me this, are those ingredients going to walk to the kitchen, wash themselves, set themselves on fire and cook for you to consume? (My answer was obviously a ‘no’).

He said you need to play a part in making them edible; wash them, add together to cook, then serve yourself in the end.

Just like faith, when you receive the ingredients (word), go to the kitchen (presence of God, seek understanding) and cook the food (apply wisdom/directions given). Then serve yourself (manifestation of the word).

Clearly, voicing out that one has faith is not enough; works must follow. The Bible says for as the body without spirit is dead; so faith without works is dead also (James 2:26).

Practical faith could be for instance, going for the job interview God told you you would get, forgiving your wife/husband and opening your heart to the marriage God told you He would restore, waking up and thanking God for the better life He promised, loving that child/person before God changes him/her, rejoicing and working hard towards the increase of your ministry at it’s lowest season.

Faith is fundamental in our walk with Christ. Without it, the manifestation of God’s power ceases.

At a point during Jesus’ ministry, He did not do many miracles due to unbelief (Matthew 13:58). All through scripture, many received miracles and sustained their lives through faith; Abraham, Samson, Ezekiel, Hannah, Esther, Samuel, Rahab, David etc.

It is not always easy, nevertheless the word of God without your faith will not produce profit. It doesn’t matter who lay hands on you, your faith is still required for manifestation of the word.

When it becomes difficult to believe and apply faith, like the man in Mark 9:24 with the epileptic son did, cry out to God “lord I believe; please help my unbelief.”

Without God it is impossible to belief and have faith as we ought to.

Ask Him to sustain your faith, empower and strengthen it.

Galatians 3:22

“But the scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Christ Jesus might be given to those who believe.”

I’m praying for you,

LadyEuny.

My Testimony…

It has been over two months since my last post. If you’ve been following my blog from the start of the year, you would notice it’s the longest gap I have taken so far.

During this time a lot happened.

I GOT MARRIED! Yep! no kidding. The Lord has changed my life drastically in the last 10 months, I can’t fathom.

When my husband (oh yes!) and I started courting, we made an intentional decision to do it God’s way.
I, especially had been through a lot of heartbreaks in the past; I was sick and tired of that cycle repeating itself.

I remember spending time with God one day. I told Him that even if His will for my life was to remain single forever, I was okay with it as He is all I need. I prayed that prayer from the depth of my heart. Not long after that my husband and I met again (I had declined his advances the year before… long story for another day lol).

God did wonders when we decided to honour Him with our relationship. We made godly decisions and set standards. One of them was to get to know each other well enough and build a solid foundation before broadcasting our new relationship status. This part was so important to me as I had made mistakes in the past by letting the entire world know my relationship prior to building it. With all that in place (plus lots of prayers), I got proposed to and few months later married on 15th October, 2016.

MY HEART IS SUPER FULL!!!

If anyone had told me a year ago that I would be in the position that I’m in today, I would not have believed. It has been challenging yet amazing journey. The enemy rose against our union; I lost people I called loved ones, a lot were said, rumours started, I shed tears (lots of tears), BUT GOD came through. And when you have a godly and amazing man like I do, it makes it worthwhile. God taught (still teaching) us so much about ourselves and others; how to love the unloveable, how to exercise patience, how to forgive and avoid bitterness.

GOSH! WHAT A JOURNEY!!!!

I urge you, if you are in a godly relationship or are newly engaged, your priority should not be the wedding day but the MARRIAGE and your UNION. Best believe the enemy will come at you two hard. You see, satan hate godly unions because he knows when two come together in God’s name, ministries are built, souls are won, chains are broken. Therefore believer, do not be ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).

I believe if my husband and I had focused on anything else apart from God and prayer, we would not be where we are now. Sometimes I feel we should’ve prayed more. Truly, one must pray without ceasing.

Another thing is, when the attacks come please refrain from fighting carnally (not even with words) but rather spiritually. Remember Ephesians 6:12; For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Frankly, I forgot about this scripture at a point (oh dear!). I felt like defending myself; I began to fight back with words (NEVER DO THAT!).

My then husband-to-be told me, “let them talk, let them attack, we will do ours with prayers”. In my head I was like “huh, are you serious?”. I would pray yet remain angry. One day, the Lord told me, “If you insist on feeding yourself, I will not feed you” (Goodness!). Right there, I knew God wanted me to let go of the pain and anger. I was trying to defend myself in the physical which hardened my heart towards God.

In addition, I realised it was a distraction sent by the enemy. My focus was more on the hurt others caused me than the union I was building. I knew it was time to let go. As painful as it was, I did. My oh my, the peace of God that came thereafter was heavy on me.

I do believe this is just the beginning. The enemy will try it again, nevertheless I know how to conquer him and that is through prayer.

God is good y’all. He is NOT a man that He should lie nor a son of man that He should repent (Numbers 23:19). People will talk (a lot), they will marvel at how high God is elevating you and that is okay; because when God moves, it goes beyond our human mind. Just remain humble, walk in His will and everything He has prepared for you before the foundation of the earth will manifest.

He is the Beginning and the End. He is Great and Mighty. Alpha and Omega. The First and the Last. NOTHING goes unnoticed with Him. He sees your hard work and dedication to the Kingdom. He will reward you with the joy and peace you are looking for. Listen, just stay true and faithful to Him. SEEK HIM DILIGENTLY!      

I testify to the Glory of Almighty God that He will do what He has said He would do in His own time. All that I am is by the grace of God. The Elohim!

Now to my husband, my king, the head of my household, the father of my future babies, my prayer partner, my macho man, my one and only, my Special, my Boaz, my Adam (yess ooh I’ll continue), my Solomon, my Samson, my lover, abi you know dada (you already know). I love you more than words could ever describe. Thank you for loving God the way you do, thank you for being different, thank you for finding and pursuing me (as difficult as it was lol), thank you for coming back for me (in my stubborn days lol) thank you for honouring me, thank you for being you. I bless the womb that carried and nurtured you. Just know that God is on our side and we will build His ministries together.

To all who have been on my side through thick and thin, my family, friends, the gifts, laughter, joy and happiness. May God bless you beyond your wildest dreams. I love you all.

Signed,
Mrs Eunice Twum-Osene.