The Redemption Plan – The birth of Jesus was God’s idea to pull mankind away from the clutches of sin towards eternal life . His redemptive tool was not force, was not harmful weapon but peaceful love given freely to everyone, especially those that feel undeserved and unloved
This year our Christmas tree is still incomplete. Don’t believe me , here is a picture of the half decorated Christmas tree at our home 🙂
The Christmas gifts are still not wrapped under the tree. As a single parent, we share my daughter for Christmas which means she comes to me only on Christmas Day afternoon. Christmas might look different for many people circumstantial wise just like mine , often the busyness blows us away and we burn ourselves out. It is easy to get distracted with our guest list, family gatherings , food preparations, gift wrappings and celebrations.
This Christmas Eve, I want you to take a deep breath and tell yourself ‘ Christmas is not about me. It is about Jesus. He is the reason for the Season ‘. Shift your focus to Him and to how He would have responded to the situations you are in right now.
While being the busy ‘Martha’s this Christmas season let’s not forget to be ‘ Mary’s ‘ who take time to sit at the feet of Jesus and ask Him ‘Jesus, what gift would you like from me ?’ , after all its His birthday tomorrow !
A child has been born for us
A son has been given to us
The responsibility of complete r rest on His shoulders,
And His name will be:
The Wonderful One!
The Extraordinary Strategist!
The Mighty God!
The Father of Eternity!
The Prince of Peace!
7 Great and vast is his dominion.
He will bring immeasurable peace and prosperity
He will rule on David’s throne and over
David’s kingdom to establish and uphold it by promoting justice and righteousness from this time forward and forevermore.
The marvelous passion that the Lord Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, has for His people will ensure that it is finished!
IT IS TIME for a transformational shift of your heart, from being a Victim to becoming a Victor. From stopping to lower yourself to being a Victim to raising up to become the Warrior you are called to be
I hear drum rolls, there is celebration. The lion of Judah is rising with His roar. He wants us to raise with Him
Victimisation is being defeated, by you stepping up to becoming Victorious with Him. No one has the right to treat someone unfairly or poorly, not even you to your own self. You are made in the image of God. We are meant to be working together, building each other up in love
When one sees themselves as a person who becomes helpless and passive in the face of misfortune, they label themselves as a ‘Victim’. Did you know in doing so you give whatever circumstance that made you feel that way the power over your heart and mind to make you feel that way without realizing it is a lie. You give authority for that situation to deceive your heart that you are a victim and as a result bound to live that way. You allow yourself trapped in that lie not knowing there is a way out. You playing a victim allows you to be part of the vicious victimization ripple effect.
It is TIME you make a choice, says the Lord.
It is TIME you discover for yourself The Truth
You are much more than a label your situation or society puts on you ‘jobless’ ‘divorced’ ‘homeless’ ‘failure’ ‘hopeless’ ‘mental health’ ‘single parent’ and so much more. So often though unfortunately the label dominates the way we see ourselves through these false masks that we often try to hide beneath. You are a person and not a thing that can be labelled to fit in a box.
IT IS TIME you analyse those labels that you have allowed in your life to define you. IT IS TIME you allow yourself to be encompassed with His love. Allow Him to enter your heart and speak to your fears. There is no place within your heart that He can’t reach and heal, only IT IS TIME you let Him do it. Remember you are precious in His sight. Let HOPE birth in your heart.
Job’s circumstances changed drastically but He did not let His heart sway from His creator. The man after God’s own heart David held on to the Lord as his anchor in difficult situations of His life. Esther demonstrated a courageous spirit as she trusted the Lord’s timing for her life more valuable than her own life. During uncertain seasons of her life, Ruth did not give up from doing what is right in the Lord’s sight. Abraham waited patiently on the Lord for Him to fulfill His promises to Him. Jacob during his life’ struggles learnt to trust and depend on God.
None of us have been through a situation like Covid 19. It sure is an ‘unprecedented ‘, never before known and experienced time. But God who is the author of it ALL knows about it. Just like a parent calming their scared child in the dark, He wants you to know that He is there with you right in the ring of your fire
Let’s keep walking round the walls of Jericho with trust as our only weapon. Let our songs of declarations of His love and faithfulness reach His heaven’s gate. IT IS TIME we join the armies of the Living King. IT IS TIME we raise Victoriously with our Victor. IT IS TIME we live fearlessly trusting His love for us. IT IS TIME you accept His invitation to be part of His family.
It IS TIME !!!!! Let’s pray together
Dear Father God,
We thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness to us. In situations like today, where everything seems uncertain we ask that you help us rest in the arms of your never ending grace. We thank you for the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding. We ask for tangible experiences and divine encounters where we can experience you deeply and closely. We ask your guidance to help us overcome our fears and courage to step out to shine Your light. In Jesus Name we ask and pray