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.

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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.

Are Your Words/Actions Causing People Into Slavery?..

1 Corinthians 7:23

“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.”

There are a lot of things we do or say (knowingly or unknowingly) as believers that could cause our fellow brothers and sisters to stumble.

I’m sitting here wondering the amount of times I have imposed my “beliefs” on others.
You see, the amazing thing about Christianity is, it is not a religion. Christ did not die so we could be chain-bound by rules and regulations. On the contrary, He came to give us freedom, freedom from sin and our mortal selves. Of course our freedom is not an excuse to indulge in fleshy desires but to be humble in love (Galatians 5:13).

We have been set free by the cross therefore, we should not overwhelm ourselves or others with non-biblical beliefs.

Apostle Paul elaborated this point in 1 Corinthians 7:19. He explained that circumcision or uncircumcision, it means nothing; the most important thing is obeying the commandments of God.

The act of cutting a piece of flesh does not make one holier than another.

Let’s highlight a few practical points, shall we?!

Some christians choose not to eat certain foods as they deem unholy. If that is how you feel, well it’s okay however, you are not to impose this on other believers in hope of making them feel bad or ‘less unholy’; that is putting their mind into slavery which is not the message of the cross. Walk in love at all times (I Corinthians 1

Romans 14:17

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Simple put, you don’t get brownie points from God for eating or not eating certain foods. Those are just preferences.

Another example is day of worship. Now, I know most people have a lot to say about this so before I go any further I would like to put this across; this post is not to condemn anyone.

So, some believers deem one day more holier to worship than the rest. If this is the case for you, then it’s fine. Again, this should not be imposed on others.

It is better to recognise everyday of your life as a day of worship unto the Lord than just a day of the week.

We must stop imposing our cultures, traditions and preferences on others. It causes a lot of damage in people’s lives  especially new believers and gives false outlook on the kingdom of God.

Whatever message you put out there either by words or actions, make sure they are in line with the word of God. Many have been confused and subsequently left the kingdom because they felt suffocated with non-biblical rules. I know that because I have been there. As mentioned above, Christ came to give us freedom not slavery.

It is all about your faith and obedience.

Colossians 2:8

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

‘Nehemiah-Like’ Attitude…

There will always be an attack from the enemy when a believer is set in doing the things of God. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t deter you from accomplishing what God has placed in you.

One thing you must know is, you possess everything required for the task/journey ahead, through Christ.

Colossians 2:9 & 10

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; (10) and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”

The enemy knows this, hence his continuous attack towards you.

Nehemiah knew the hand of God was on his life. He recognised the task placed on his heart by God; which was to rebuild Jerusalem after its destruction. Like you and I, he encountered adversaries. His enemies made a mockery of him and his team, yet he was not moved (Nehemiah 2:17-20).

What if I told you, you possess the same attitude like Nehemiah? What if I told you their gossip and disbelief in you could be used as a ‘strength-booster’ to get to your destination? What if I told you, you have already won the battle and you need only to believe?

It is very easy to cry and moan over who doesn’t appreciate your calling, gift, work etc, however, this benefits you nothing. Standing up to the enemy through prayer, being focused and disciplined, now that gets the goal achieved.

It is okay if they laugh, let them. You don’t need to explain yourself to every single person. God gave YOU that vision/word not them. So run with it.
In His own time, your work will speak for itself.

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Rely On The Lord, Again!

It is difficult to go down a painful route more than once. It feels like old wounds are being exposed when you find yourself battling with a familiar spirit/situation, you are always left to feel helpless and drained. It is my prayer that by reading this post, you will be encouraged enough to continue to rely on the Lord.

During the reign of king Asa in 2 Chronicles 16, he discovered that Judah was being invaded by Israel’s king, Baasha. However, instead of  running to God for help, he took treasures from God’s temple to king of Syria, Ben-Hadad in hope of rescue.

As I read through the scripture I thought to myself, king Asa had such short memory. How could he run to a mortal being for help when God rescued him from a much bigger situation?! He delivered him from a million men and three hundred chariots (2 Chronicles 14:9-15). 

So, why then did the king put his trust in man this time and not God? Knowing very well that he would face the consequences in the end, which he did. 

I have realised that many of us believers are giving away too much of ourselves to people or things in hope of been delivered from whatever mess we find ourselves in. In some parts of the world, people are giving away properties just for a “prophet” to tell them they will get married soon, their finances will increase, they will get pregnant etc.

I am in no way suggesting prophecies are bad. Not at all! They are good, however, no human should take God’s place in your life. You should not be relying on the words of men; especially when they are not producing the fruits of the spirit. It never ends well.

Romans 3:4

“Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a lair”.

Why can’t you rely on God like you did the last time? What makes you think or feel this situation is too big for Him to handle?

O Human beings! We are so unreal; it’s scary. God could rescue one from death-bed yet doubt Him to heal mere headache.

You have no idea what relying on God brings. It is the best thing one could ever do. It calms you, brings peace, takes away fear, it gives hope and increase of faith. His burden is truly light like the bible says. Let me drop this scripture before I continue.

Psalms 18:30

“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him”.

I always say this; we need to stop thinking we can make life on our own. If we could, what would be the significance of God’s existence? We just can’t! Which is why we should always submit our ways to Him and allow Him to work. It is not easy, I know. Moreover, that is where the application of hope and faith comes in.

The relevance of hope is when one desires something they do not have. If you had that job or opportunity you are looking for, what then would be the point to hope for it? None at all, as you already have it.

So, you see how all things work together for your good? That desire of yours, the “bad” situation you find yourself in, is to help exercise/activate the faith and hope you have in God. (Gosh! I wish I had a microphone to shout this out loud… never mind!).

Today I say, Rely On The Lord, Again! Some of us it’s our 100th time relying on Him, and since He has done it 99 times, this proves He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think of according to the power that works in me.

So I rely on Him, again, again, again and again.

Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Who Do You Work For?..

God loves us so much and truly want the best for us. Every word in the bible isn’t to condemn but to bring out the best in us, therefore we shouldn’t have the mindset of doing God a “favour” when working for Him. Infact, it is a privilege to work in the Kingdom of God. From the head pastor to the cleaner; same privileges come to us when we play our part with all of our heart.

In the bible, David passed on the building of God’s temple to his son as per God. (1 Chronicles 28:3 & 6).
When time came for Solomon to build the temple, he understood the importance of the task. He was overjoyed that he was chosen to build a dwelling place for the most high. He didn’t think he was doing God a favour neither did he murmur excuses. He knew mere earthly materials would never be befitting for the dwelling of the King of Kings, nevertheless with a humbled heart he honoured God by choosing the best materials to build.

1 Kings 8:27 & 28

“But will God indeed dwell on earth? Behold, heaven and the heavens of heaven cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built! (28) Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication…….”

Solomon was humbled in his work for God. We rarely see this kind of attitude in the church these present times. A lot of us are stingy with our talent and gift because we feel it benefits the pastor or someone else (I’ve been there). We unashamedly express our arrogance towards ministry work.

Who are you really working for? Yourself or God? Never forget the talent was given to you by God to honour Him in the first place. Don’t be so caught up with exaltations from men that you loose sight of your purpose. 

If your ego won’t allow you to do the work of God selflessly, honey let go of that position and allow someone else to bless the kingdom with their gift.

Also know that, it is not about the quantity of work you do for God, but the quality.
For instance doing charity work is great however it is the heart behind that counts. As a believer, it is ungodly for one to do charity work solely for the purpose of self recognition or fame. On the other hand, when one carries out the smallest kindness yet with a heart filled with love and to the glory of God, it automatically becomes a blessing.

Jeremiah 17:10

“I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings”.

Working in the Kingdom of God can be challenging at times hence why one must pray for strength daily. Feeling overwhelmed? That’s okay, just focus on loving God and you will be filled with the joy to do His work.

May we always work to the glory of God and not ourselves.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatever your hand 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” .

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Back To Love… (Letter To My Bridegroom)


Psalms 143:5-6

I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
(6) I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.

My Bridegroom,

Sometimes I feel like David did. I feel so lost and far from You.
I ask myself, why can’t I worship You like I used to? Why do I find it so hard to make time for You like before?
I used to spend hours at Your feet; reading Your word and worshipping. Those were the good days, the great days. Those were our days, just You and I.

I know in my heart that my worship towards You at present isn’t enough and like David, my soul longs for You like a thirsty land. I was not created to make life on my own, to live on my own hence my desire to worship You, My Bridegroom. To worship You like I used to, and more. I want to make You my number one priority again. I want You to be the first person I speak to in the morning and last at night. At dawn, the peace and quiet atmosphere allowed us to share our thoughts.
I want to feel that intimacy again. No distraction nor time limit because You are my King and worthy of my uninterrupted attention.

You know I love You and because saying it isn’t enough, I want to prove it everyday. I need the strength to prove my love for You.
I don’t want to be lukewarm, I don’t want to play the harlot. I don’t want to speak to you every other day, I want to speak to You daily, like we used to.
I miss those days. I want to go back.

I have known Your forgiving heart. Forgive me for not treating You like the King that You are. Even in my waywardness You have kept Your word in Isaiah 49:15,

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.”

Oh My Bridegroom! You have not forgotten me.
Truly, Your lovingkindness is better than life.

Teach me how to choose You above all, for the rest of my life. It will not be easy but by grace and strength, I will sacrifice. You have shown me more than enough love to deserve mine. And because I desire to please You, because I want to behold the beauty of Your holiness, because I want to see You someday, My Bridegroom please help me love You like You want me to.

Signed,
Your Bride.

Psalms 143:10,

Teach me to do Your will,
 For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good. 
Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.