Here is a repost from my blogspot from June 2014:-
As I am trying to pack three and a half years of my life away into one suitcase. One worship song that I can’t get off my mind is ‘More than Anything’. I mean, all day – prancing around, humming, making remixes. I am literally trying to fit things that I haven’t used since I came to the UK. As the words resonate within my spirit and I’m deciding upon the things that I want to take with me back home, the Lord reaches me and says, ‘Would you really?’ My response, ‘Huh??’ #spiritcheck I know that I need to let go off 90% of these things I am trying to take with me. I am not only talking about physical things that fit into this suitcase. All the things that keep me away from spending time with God, seeds of hatred, animosity, envy, jealousy, bitterness, aggression, worry, selfishness and procrastination I can’t take them with me.
Declutter your life and your mind. I am at a point where anything I do in my life I treat it as if Jesus were physically by my side. I would not want Him to be upset with anything that I do. By the way I dress, speak, the conversations I engage in, the places I go to have a good time, how I complete tasks I set out to complete – EVERYTHING I do, I want it to be pleasing to Him. But, unconsciously, I find myself thinking about things that would not be pleasing to Him. I reflect on my life like it is this suitcase. Lets say I get this suitcase within the 50 pound limitation required for flight check in. Yes, it may get checked in by the check in assistants in the front but what happens when border protection checks my suitcase and I have illegal substances or objects not permitted on the flight packed neatly away? In the same way, I can dress modestly and sing empty praises all night and look godly in church and to other believers but when it’s time for Jesus to check me, will I get thru?
- But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
- But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. Matthew 15:8
- Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. – Matthew 5:8
God bless you.
Psalm 51 (KJV)
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned , and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest , and be clear when thou judgest . 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice . 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise . 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
Have you ever heard the term ‘slay’? What comes to mind automatically?
For me, it’s a feeling of domination. I can grab the world by my hands and it spins at my pace and rotation. It’s a feeling that I can do all things. I am owning it. Unstoppable. It is my way of expressing who I am, confidently. I am a woman of few words. I know that I do not walk into a room and feel the need to strike a conversation with everyone or makes friends, or say how I feel or command attention by speech. However, I do believe that my presentation and aura speaks for me. The confidence that I exude forces people to see my personality without having to speak.
Prayer. What is it?
One may say that prayer is an inward expression of oneself and our spiritual needs. We reveal who we are and define our relationship with God through prayer. It shows who God is through us.
Psalms 138:3 says, As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.
Prayer is powerful. Like slaying, prayer gives you this confidence that’s unshakable. It inspires you to go out and seize your opportunities and make the most of life.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18- Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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