Discover Your Praise Life

Australia For Jesus – Awakening – Day 3

God Worshippers and God Questers – this one is for you , from the heart of God

I attended an Awakening Australia session held today at the Marvel Stadium

WOW ! Witnessing the powerful manifestation of the Lord and His wonderous works, miraculous healing, tender uplifting of souls, breakthrough praise, I felt the Lord so close. I felt His warmth, His fire on me that compelled my heart to cry out ‘Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours. Help me to see the world through Your eyes ‘ and Bill Johnson’s prayer ‘ Lord, impart in my heart what you have for my life. I want to heal the sick, cast out demons, break strongholds, restore Hope and love people the way you loved them. Help me to see the world through your eyes. I am in 100% Lord and the Lord reminded me ‘ well, you said you were available too a week back ‘.. I knew deep in my heart something BIG that’s going to cost me is coming my way but I asked the Lord for grace to stand my ground and be obedient

During worship, I had a vision that kept coming back to me and I had to get it out. Hence my post. I used to feel hesitant before to speak out what the Lord laid on my heart but now I come with the authority that He has given me, and without any shame or intimidation I believe this is my calling and stepping out fully into what He has called me to do. To share what He lays on my heart for people to know and work on. No more fear or doubt devil

Here is my vision. I saw a HUGE ship approaching a HUGE ice berg. As we were worshipping and as the praise raised from the hearts of the people, the ship moved forward and started chipping the ice berg , slowly and steadily. I could feel the intensity as the praise rose so did the work of the HUGE ship chipping away the massive ice berg. Australia For Jesus !! The captain of the ship Jesus has set into action , commissioning His people to rescue the lost and restore Hope to the fallen. The ice berg could be anything in your life, depression, brokenness, sickness, anxiety, relational issues, abuse, trauma, you name it BUT take heart Jesus the captain of the ship has built His ship with your throne of praise and prayer, which is also your weapon to battle those fears that are raging in your heart and trying to tear you down. Keep your staff held high, just like Moses did. In your praise lies your breakthrough.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever

What happened tonight ?? David summarised it long time back. God-Worshippers co-partnering with God and chipping away what steals His people’s joy and chipping away whatever tries to tag them for things of the world in the form of distraction and temptation for futile things. It’s a kingdom partnership deal.

Psalm 22

Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers;

give glory, you sons of Jacob;

adore him, you daughters of Israel.

He has never let you down,

never looked the other way

when you were being kicked around.

He has never wandered off to do his own thing;

he has been right there, listening.

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Here in this great gathering for worship

I have discovered this praise-life.

And I’ll do what I promised right here

in front of the God-worshipers.

Down-and-outers sit at God’s table

and eat their fill.

Everyone on the hunt for God

is here, praising him.

“Live it up, from head to toe.

Don’t ever quit!”

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From the four corners of the earth

people are coming to their senses,

are running back to God.

Long-lost families

are falling on their faces before him.

God has taken charge;

from now on he has the last word.

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All the power-mongers are before him

—worshiping!

All the poor and powerless, too

—worshiping!

Along with those who never got it together

—worshiping!

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Our children and their children

will get in on this

As the word is passed along

from parent to child.

Babies not yet conceived

will hear the good news—

that God does what he says.

So here is your declaration for the battle ahead and the strength for the victory that has already been achieved through Jesus. Discover your very own praise life

I believe that God has marked Australia as His own. The challenge now is to keep up the pursuit of God and a clean heart to inherit all that He has for us. And it starts with each individual willingly obeying the call of God on their lives, without comparison to one another, but with authority, identity and full acceptance of WHOSE they belong. We are all parts of ONE body and need to work together without jealousy or competition as we ALL work towards one common goal, save souls from perishing

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1-2 God claims Earth and everything in it,

God claims World and all who live on it.

He built it on Ocean foundations,

laid it out on River girders.

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Who can climb Mount God?

Who can scale the holy north-face?

Only the clean-handed,

only the pure-hearted;

Men who won’t cheat,

women who won’t seduce.

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God is at their side;

with God’s help they make it.

This, Jacob, is what happens

to God-seekers, God-questers.

My prayer for you tonight is

Psalm 27

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I’m sure now I’ll (you will ) see God’s goodness

in the exuberant earth.

Stay with God!

Take heart. Don’t quit.

I’ll say it again:

Stay with God.

Stay blessed

In Jesus Name

Amen

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When CHOICE Matters

Experiencing a burnt out moment right now ? At some stage all of us go through that phase in our lives. Let’s check what the Word of God has to say about burnt outs and the best solution to tackle those gloomy moments

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Says Jesus

Matthew 11:28-30

A Beautiful Reminder

This is a beautiful note that was sent to me by my amazing friend at my previous workplace. It literally sets the tone for my day reminding me of God’s love for me and that nothing, absolutely nothing that’s happening in my life is far from the reach of His hands. I then start my day with a smile, determined to be the very best for the day.

Today marks exactly 1 year since I quit my most loved, very secure job of 7 years in a health sector , to embark on an uncertain journey determined to improve work-life balance just so I can spend some quality time with my daughter. Long commute to the city really didn’t contribute to the work life balance I was looking for. I wanted a change but was afraid to step out of the comfort zone. What if I don’t end up getting a job ? Fear gripped my heart and became an obstacle to put my trust in God to action

Funny enough, most of my conversations and tantrums with God happens in the rest room. So here I am arguing why He should give me the job I so badly want in my life and listing my reasons on why God should consider my request . ‘I know you love me but please love me the way I want you to love me ‘ – trying to convince God at my best

I heard a gentle voice when I stopped my ranting ‘ Ok, I will bless you but what action are you taking for your prayers to get answered ?’ God reminded me that without faith it’s impossible to please a God

Faith without action is dead

James 2:17

God’s Word stirred my faith and set it into action. I started my uncertain journey with a prayer and took a massive leap of faith. I quit my job without another job on hand. As per the world’s standards it’s regarded foolishness, but for me it was listening to what God told me to do mattered the most.

That was a real faith check for me in my life. Am I trusting God enough to let go of my ONLY source of income , just because He said so ? I wouldn’t say I was full of faith like Abraham and just DID it, but I could honestly say that it was a journey for me, a journey of preparing my heart to listen to His Word and a journey of reminding myself that God would never fail when things didn’t go well after I quit the job. It was definitely not a bed of roses but the transition journey and the lessons learnt along the way was well worth it, as I experienced God as my sole provider.

When I look back at the last year, it certainly had its own awesome ups and terrible lows, but today my heart is filled with gratitude for the journey I boldly stepped into trusting only God .. I believe that God not only blessed me with a job I prayed for but also sent some beautiful friends along the way as a bonus.

So today I want to pass on this beautiful note that inspired me to be my best everyday and to keep my SMILE ON irrespective of the circumstance as it’s a beautiful reminder that GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS, not my time or your time, but in HIS time and it will be the perfect timing for your life !

He has made everything beautiful in His time

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Take heart ❤️ ! Whatever stage your prayer is from being answered, today is a gentle reminder that God has not forgotten you. Every drop of your tear is bottled and kept track of by Him. In His time He will repay back all that the locusts have eaten . God is never too early nor never too late. His timing is just perfect.

Dear God,

I pray today that as I wait on the answers to my prayers, help me to keep walking unwavered in my faith , be strong and confident trusting in You. I pray against doubt and fear in the name of Jesus . I intentionally choose trust over doubt, faith over insecurity and strength over weakness as Your word says that I am more than a conqueror in You and He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world

In Jesus Name I ask and Pray

Amen

Stay Blessed in Him💞

Welcome New Year 2018

Welcome New Year 2018 !

May you bring the Lord’s best for all our lives ! We pray that we do not despite the small beginnings in our lives but be able to see Your Hand on all of it to keep following Your lead ❤️

Job 8:7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. #dontdespitesmallbeginnings #word2018

Stay Blessed in Him💞

Breakthrough

We pray for a breakthrough all the time. A breakthrough in our marriage, a breakthrough in our finances, a breakthrough in our job, a breakthrough in our relations, a breakthrough in our children’s behavior, a breakthrough in the world’s unjust happenings and a lot more ..

I looked up on the dictionary on what the word ‘ breakthrough’ stands for
and it came up with this

‘break through something to force your way through something that is stopping you from moving forward’

This morning I want to you to take a moment to ponder about ‘ what is stopping you from moving forward ?’ And ‘ what does it takes from yourself to see yourself to force through that ‘something’ so you can get your breakthrough ..

My prayer for you today is whatever breakthrough you are looking for, may the good Lord be gracious to bring it pass to you in His time and May you have the endurance during the process.

Trust in the Lord’s mighty and outstretched arms to lead you into your breakthrough

May you be blessed by this song ‘ breakthrough ‘. If God can do it for me, He can do it for you too .. He loves us too much to see us suffer

Breakthrough
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You never fail
Nor give up on failures like me
You always show up
Breaking through the storm
Like a lightning in the storm
Also quietening the waves
That roar to take the faith
That you have put in my heart
For the glory of Your name

Your light shines through the darkness
Breaking through the clouds
The clouds of fear and doubt
Your light expels the sins in our lives
And keep them far away
As far is east is from the west

Now I break free from my past
All the failures and hurts
Don’t exist anymore
Now I declare , that I am a new person in Christ
The Lord has given me a breakthrough !!
The old is gone and the new has come
I am a new person in Him

Your hand is more than mighty to save
And we will forever raise our hands
To Praise Your Holy Name
To Praise Your Holy Name

Father God,

May you be the be the rainbow of breakthrough in our clouds of darkness
We continue to trust in Your mighty hand to save us

In Jesus Name
Amen

WALKING ON THE WATERS

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ISAIAH 43:2 (NLT)

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you

When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you

When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned

The flames will not set you ablaze

 

Jesus is a God of ALL seasons. He promises to be with you through the thick and thin of life, through all your happy and sad moments, through all your hurts and disappointments. All His promises are true, yes and Amen

I have been meditating on this scripture for the past 1 week and I got a totally different revelation on them which I would love to share with you

The above verses are one of my favorites to cling onto ,especially during the tough moments. The calming re-assurance that God is with us, for us and will take us through the situation is all we need to know during our rough battles with life

Whilst we do have the re-assurance that God is with us ALL the time, if we closely look at the scripture God wants us to DO something in the midst of the trials and temptations. That’s right, God calls for ACTION not mere faith

Bible tells us in James 2:17 Faith without actions is dead

I want to highlight 3 things that can help and encourage you not just RISE ABOVE the waters but also  WALK ON the most toughest raging storm in your life

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EN’Courage’

 

As I was thinking of my next post for my blog sometime in May, I had this picture pop up in my mind.

I saw a pit and there were few people inside that deep pit. There was a way out of that pit but no one dared to try that. Everyone were saddened by the fact that they were trapped in the pit. Their minds could not think beyond the fact that they were trapped in the pit.

There was one person in the same pit as that of others. That person keeps looking for ways from inside that very same pit everyone is currently stuck. That one person takes courage and manages to get out of the pit.

What I saw next and what was revealed to me was amazing. That one person who actually was in the same pit as others could have walked away as he was free from the trap. But instead that one person took courage and chose to encourage other people to get out .And eventually that one person ended up getting all the people out of the pit

As I kept thinking on this picture for the past 2 days , I had the Word ‘encourage’ pop in my mind.

I had this on my heart that God wants us to be encouragers. We are called to be salt and light of the world. We are different because of the Christ in us.
We are called to be the positive influence and spread Hope.

Let’s picture the ‘pit’ as events in your lives. It could be anything ranging from relationship breakdown, divorce, abuse, loss of loved one, accidents , disabilities, sickness etc. When that happens to you, are you just stuck in the ‘pit’ without even realizing that you are stuck in it ? Do you have the courage to make an effort to come out of the pit ? God wants you to not just take heart and courage to come out of the pit, He also wants you to encourage others that are in the same journey as you. Don’t let that ‘pit’ to push you further down. Instead use that very same ‘pit’ as a propellant to get you out of it.

I want to encourage you with my personal testimony

Few years ago, when my marriage of 6 years broke and ended up in divorce, right after the birth of my daughter, I felt my life in that very same deep ‘pit’ where there was no way out. Forget about encouraging people , I did not even have the courage to come out of the whole thinking that my life has ended that way. My thoughts were trapped in that thinking and that only thinking was that my life was over. It took almost 2 years to realise that it was just my thinking and assumption that made me feel the way I felt. Me thinking and feeling that my life is over is not actually going to make my life over. I went through phases of anger, self pity , disappointment and grief.

Thank God, I finally knelt down to pray. When I did that , I heard God tell me

The pain in your journey is not yours to treasure
It’s to bless another’s painful journey beyond measure

Sindu Varathan

There were so many things that I learnt through my journey. One thing is to encourage single moms / women in the same journey as me. Sometimes in life things happen unexpectedly and suddenly. God is not to blame as most of the time it’s human foolishness. In your deepest pain and hardest times, take a quiet moment to stop questioning God and to just hear Him say He loves you.

Read this Bible Verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:11

‘So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it ‘

Would you take courage today from God’s Word ? Would you find someone that is going through a hard time ? Would you take courage to encourage them in their walks of their lives and be a positive Hope to them in Christ ? Pass on a random act of kindness to someone you don’t know.

Share your story !
I would love to hear back from you !!

Remember it takes ‘courage’ to EN’Courage’

Stay Blessed In Him

Overcoming Task Related Stress

‘ Lord , I have so much to do but got only very little time . What do I do ?’

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Do you relate to this overwhelming feeling? When you have so much to do and don’t know where to start. And as time passes, it starts overwhelming you as your daily tasks list just does not come down.

As a busy working parent of a nearly four year old toddler, keeping up with my ever changing IT career through constant studying, following my passion of serving in church, you can only imagine the length of my to-do list. I seem to have so many things on my to-do list and I must admit sometimes I just procrastinate that eventually I end up doing it just before the deadline but the stress involved leading upto the task completion is just not worth it

I love it that God is not just interested in my spiritual life, how I live, love and serve others.. He is also interested in the little things of my life and is ready to help me whenever I ask

2 days back I was a bit overwhelmed with my to-do list. To be precise I came home after work, spent about 2 quality hours with my daughter before putting her to bed. I had some church work to be completed that I have left it a bit long. I also had some final touch of my study assignments to be submitted and I had about 2 hours to complete them ALL before I hit bed to get some decent sleep for another long day at work the next day. I cannot leave my pending tasks for another day as I have already gotten past the deadline. Clearly I was a bit overwhelmed.

I looked up and a casual conversation with God began.

‘ Lord , I have so much to do but got only very little time . What do I do ?’

I love it that God understand me so well. Being a person of illustration myself, He speaks to me mostly through pictures.

God showed a hungry me on one side. He then showed me a picture of a big plate, a plate full of food including starters, main and desert all in one place. The food plate was HUGE. I felt Him saying ‘eat’ and me in that picture I ate the starters first, the main next and then finally the desert. I was well fed. God asked me’ why didn’t you eat the reverse way… the desert first, the starters second and finally the main ?’ . I told God’ If I do that, my tummy would hurt and I would still end up being hungry after some time as the order of my eating is wrong’

I felt God telling me it’s exactly the same way with you accomplishing your daily tasks. If you keep doing things without organising and without order, eventually you have to give into the spirit of tiredness and frustration as nothing is going to get done at the end of the day.

God cares even about our simple silly to-do lists and I believe He wants us to think strategically to get them done without burning all our energy into it
Through this experience, I put together 4 P’s that will be help to accomplish any task . These helped me and I hope it helps you too.
1. PRAY ➡️ ✝️🙏🏻for strength and wisdom to accomplish the to-do list. With Him all things are possible

2. PREPARE ➡️ 📝🗒 The to-do list , visual listing of things to do helps process things quicker in your brain giving a reality check

4. PRIORITISE ➡️ 📌The entire list , task by task, some tasks might not be needed to be addressed immediately

5. PLAN ➡️ 🕟 Choose the best part of your day to knock them down

Now my friends, set into action with this promise from God. Declare it over yourselves and don’t let stress take away your peace. Invest that time and energy into your family and things that you love❤️

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Dear God,

Thank You for taking interest in even the little things of life and teaching me to live a stress free life. I pray for strength to do all my tasks today and wisdom to prioritise them.

In Jesus Name Amen

Stay Blessed In Him💞

 

Hemmed In His Perfect Plan

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Psalm 139: 5

You HEM me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me

As per Wikipedia definition , ‘a HEM in sewing is a garment finishing method, where the edge of a piece of cloth is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent unravelling of the fabric’

In that context , it amazes me on how the King of the Universe would go before His children ,follow His children and place His hand of blessing His children’s lives, just to make sure we are OK. Of all things in the world, He chooses to HEM us, to enclose us in His arms just to keep us all in one piece at all times, especially during those rough times.

When life hits hard, it’s sometimes hard to accept the fact that God is fair. Feelings take over facts and we start questioning God’s righteousness based on our life’s experiences and circumstances. Most often it happens that when things go well, we feel the presence of God all over our lives. But when life hits a rough patch, then comes the reality check. It’s most often in those darkest valleys we encounter God and experience the most amazing taste of His love and grace for our lives.

As a parent when my toddler was really young and just started walking, I used a backpack leash to help my daughter walk. Whilst I really wanted to encourage her in exploring her walking experience in public, I also made arrangements for her safety. I used this harness on her backpack and let her walk in the front while I held on to the leash. My daughter used to very excited that she was walking on her own but little did she know that there is her mother at her back protecting her from behind. When she tried to run away in the shopping centre due to excitement , I just pull the leash gently a little bit backward so she comes close to me and stays safe. Yes, that definitely did upset her but in addition to giving her own space, providing a safe environment to explore is also part of my parental responsibility. I love my daughter too much to see her hurt.

As our Heavenly Father, that’s how God takes care of us. Sometimes we don’t even know why there is a leash in the midst of our lives that is stopping us from moving forward. That promotion which is so very close but nothing seems to happen, that loan which is almost approved but not really signed off, that interview which you thought you were successful but no updates yet could be some of the potential leashes you are facing in your life currently. We just want to run our lives all by ourselves, in the most fast forward way in nano second speed. But God has a invisible leash on all our lives .. not to control us but for our well being and safety.

God wants to encourage you and wants you to know that He has got it all under control. He wants you to know that He is protecting you from behind, from all things past. He wants you to know that He is protecting you from the forefront too, making sure you are safe and sound. He knows your past, He knows your present and He also knows your future. There is nothing hidden in our lives from His sight.

Today, take heart and choose to place your trust in God for whatever mountain you are facing. Be assured in God’s love for your life. Be assured in God’s protection over your life. He loves you too much to see you suffer.

Dear God Jesus,

Please forgive for my doubt. As I choose to place my trust in You, help me to see through Your eyes Your plans for my life and give me the strength to live life Your way with all the blessed assurance you have provided me today.

In Jesus Name
Amen

Stay Blessed In Him💞