Something happened to me a few days ago that solidified the truth that God cares about
the little things in my life. Let me tell you about it.
I was playing mini basketball at lunchtime and as I was playing one of my cufflinks broke.
I was a bit stressed because most of the shirts I wear require cufflinks. In the larger scope of
things, this was not a huge train smash. It would throw me off financially but not by a lot but there
I was stressing about what I was going to do. I don’t know about you but there are days
when the simple things seem like mountains. What you would usually swat away in a second becomes
a real burden on your mind. Anyway a few days later I attended a meeting and
at that meeting, a friend handed me a small black box. After the meeting, I opened the box
and in there was a pair of cufflinks!
What! How did my friend know I needed cufflinks? I hadn’t told him I needed a new pair
He didn’t know, but God knew.
God cares about everything we go through. No matter how small the problem God cares. You don’t
have to worry and stress about anything that comes your way. Just bring it to Him in prayer.
There is a story in the bible that drives this point home.
“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices
so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.
Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb, and they
asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
Mark 16:1, 2
“Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
The problem the ladies faced wasn’t a matter of life and death? With the help of a few strong men,
the problem would be resolved but in the next verse, we learn that the stone which was very
large had been already rolled away by an angel!
The seemingly large but really small problem was taken care of.
God cares about everything you go through in your life, no matter how small.
There is no problem that is too small for Him. Bring it to Him in prayer.
Bring everything you are going through to Him in prayer.
He will help you, always!
Blessings to you, friends!
“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their
provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forebearance] and
found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years.”
“Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert, when the people provoked
and irritated and embittered God against them].”
Today is not just another day. Today is the day. We can’t change what happened in our past.
The future is too far away to make any meaningful change. What we have is today.
The Israelites sinned against God in the wilderness. they murmured, they complained,
they doubted, they envied, they tested God. He gave them chance after chance but their
hearts were hardened.
I don’t what your past has been like but know that “Today” the Holy Spirit is calling.
The past is the past. He wants to do something new in your life starting today.
You might be riddled by guilt but TODAY is a new day! The Lord is calling out to you.
Today is our second chance.
We messed up and messed up some more but today is our second chance.
A day can make all the difference when God is involved.
I have made mistakes,
I have made some bad decisions,
I have done a lot of dumb things in my life but as I read this scripture I believe God wanted
me to know today is a new day.
I don’t have to keep looking back at those things.
You don’t have to let the things of the past hold you back any longer.
God is calling you today!
And all you have to do is answer His call.
Don’t let today go to waste. Make the most of it by answering the Holy Spirit. In our own strength,
we will fail but with God, today can be a start of something great!
“And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit)
to his stature or to the span of his life.”
How powerful is worry? I am not talking about the negative effects of worry, like stress, depression,
mental illness and so on. Those are all the negative effects of worry that we are well acquainted with.
But what good things can worry really do?
The bible tells us there is nothing good about worry and it also shows us just how powerless worry is.
I am thinking like this because just the other day I was worrying and stressing about something.
After some time I realized worrying had accomplished nothing. There was no progress made, even a
But instead of something good coming out of it the more anxious and fearful I got about
“Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day?
So if worrying adds nothing but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry
about God’s care of you?
The bible commands us not to worry. It reinforces the truth that God knows what we need
and will take care of us always. No matter what happens we will always have what we need.
Think about all the great things God has done, like creating the heavens and the earth,
all the animals, sea life and so much more and think about how much effort it would take
Him to grow an extra strand of hair for you or add an inch to your height. He would do
those things as an afterthought or with His eyes closed but the word shows us that worry
can’t even do something as minuscule as that.
After all, is said and done we cannot expect worry to help us with anything we face. There is never
a time worry is good for us. Worry cripples our faith in God. It brings in doubt and fear.
It always makes things worse for us.
The word tells us,
“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life,
what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on.
Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent]
We need God’s help because worry can feel so powerful, and real. It is in those times we
need to call on Him. Worry knows there is an answer for us but blinds us to it.
Its mission is to get our focus off God who is the way out and get us to panic, fear,
and be anxious. It wants to kill faith in the life of a believer. The less we walk in faith
the happier it is.
But we must choose faith no matter how real the threat of failure seems to be.
When it seems like that breakthrough is not going to come to pass we must keep trusting.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with the troubles you are in but stay in faith. God will
pull you through.
It may seem like He is late and the enemy is upon you but God will rescue you. He will not
abandon you and leave you helpless.
You might be on your last cent and have no idea where the next dollar is coming from but
He knows. He is the One who makes a way when there seems to be no way! Take heart.
Lord help us to walk by faith more and more in our daily life.
Help us to choose faith over worry, fear, and doubt always!
Blessings to you friends!
“And [that same] following night the Lord stood beside Paul and said, Take courage, Paul,
for as you have borne faithful witness concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you, must also bear
witness at Rome.
Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and
under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul.
They were more than forty [men of them], who formed this conspiracy [swearing together this oath
I know I have shared on this verse before but this week God has been speaking to me afresh concerning
this passage of scripture.
Paul had a clear word from God about where he was going. But we see that the very next day
an attack was launched against Paul and that is what I want to speak about.
The enemy is not afraid to attack the word God has spoken to you. The enemy wants to destroy the
work God has started in you. he doesn’t want you getting to the place God has planned for you.
he has declared war on you, on the calling God has on your life.
After reading Paul’s story I was shown how the enemy was attacking the word of God given to me.
When it comes to finances let’s just my faith has been nonexistent.
I would worry about how my needs would be met and how I would survive the month but God began
to help me through a group of men I am accountable to. He gave me scriptures to stand on and declare
and for a season I was energized and full of faith but somewhere down the line that stopped.
I started falling back into worry and fear and that is when God showed me what was happening through
the story of Paul. The enemy was attacking the word God had given me and I didn’t even realize it.
I will not let the enemy steal the word God has given me anymore and not just in the area of finances but every
area of my life. He has promised me health, long life, fruitful relationships, restoration, purpose realized
and so much more.
I don’t know where you are at today but know that the enemy is attacking the word God has given you.
“And he [satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every
tree of the garden?”
satan had the audacity to challenge the word Eve was given.
he is trying to steal the word God has given
Don’t let him steal it. The word God has given you is to carry you and protect
you. It is to act as a way out of the storm you are in. It’s your light in the darkness.
Without the word you are left vulnerable, hopeless, lost and defeated. The enemy knows this.
The way to stop the enemy from stealing the word God has given you is by reading His word and
declaring it! Don’t stop declaring and reading the word no matter how bad it gets, no matter how hopeless
it appears to be. That’s the mistake I made. I stopped declaring and the enemy took full advantage.
God’s word over you will come to pass. It will accomplish what it was meant to do and that is to
nullify the lies of the enemy, to break the chains you are bound by. The word will release you into all
of what God has destined you for. There is so much in store for you. It’s time to walk into it.
Take a stand against the enemy. God is with you.
Bless you, friends!
“Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall or fail).
You can put it down now. You don’t have to carry that weight any longer. The Lord wants to carry
the burdens YOU are carrying. We go through life with the weight of the world on our shoulders
but that’s not the way it’s supposed to be. When we are under immense pressure we need to cast
it on to the Lord’s shoulders.
Remember, there is nothing too heavy for Him. There is no weight on earth or heaven that can
crush Him. Sometimes we carry our burdens because we think He will let us down and will abandon
us when we need Him the most but God is not man. He is always faithful and will never ever
let us down.
You will not slip, fall or fail.
This doesn’t mean there will be no bad days, days you feel like giving up, or days you feel hopeless.
It means through it all you will not be moved.
When you fall you will get up.
When your back is against the wall the Lord will come in and save you.
When you are in chains, the Lord will rescue you, free you.
You will not be moved because the Lord is with you.
Cast it all to Him. Don’t leave one single thing. Learn to walk light.
“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns,
once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
1 Peter 5:7
Give it all to Him. Your worries, your concerns, your fears, your anxieties, and your troubles.
He will help you with all the trouble you face. He knows what you going through and will not leave
Turn to Him today!
Bless you, friends
“As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon
will I utter my complaint and moan and sign, and He will hear my voice.”
When we pray God listens but not only does He listen, He responds (He saves)!
Don’t hesitate when you are in trouble.
Don’t hesitate when you are confused and looking for answers.
Don’t hesitate when you are fearful.
Bring your requests to Him with full assurance that He hears you and will save you.
I was in trouble a few days ago and armed with this revelation I prayed. I asked God for help and
He heard me. I know He heard me because He helped me. The trouble I was in He fixed.
I don’t know where you are today but let me tell you that God hears your prayers.
God is not deaf. He knows what you need. He knows the battles you are facing.
He knows your every desire.
The enemy, on the other hand, wants us to believe that God doesn’t care, that He has forgotten about
us. But it’s not true.
Pray to Him always, no matter how small or insignificant you think your request is.
And if you don’t get an answer then go back to Him and ask Him why. There is always a reason
for unanswered prayer.
“O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come.”
Because He hears our prayer we go to Him. He wants to hear our prayers.
So today make your requests to Him known.
“Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house of Israel,
that in the name and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from the dead, in Him and by means
of Him this man is standing here before you well and sound in body.”
“Whom you crucified, [but] Whom God raised from the dead”
Peter and John’s statement to the high priest and Sadducees spoke to me. The enemy’s
plan was to destroy Jesus and it seemed like he was able to carry out his plan when
Jesus was crucified but that’s not what happened. Just when the enemy thought he was victorious
God intervened and changed the narrative. Jesus was raised to life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The enemy who seemed to have won, lost and lost in a spectacular fashion.
Like I said earlier, this spoke to me because when it seems like the enemy has the upper hand
he really doesn’t. God has a plan for us and that plan is of victory.
It may seem like the game is over and the enemy has won but it’s not over and he hasn’t won,
not by a long shot.
It may appear hopeless but keep trusting God. He will turn your bleak situation around.
Joseph experienced this truth in such an amazing way. This is what the word says about him,
“And the patriarchs [Jacob’s sons], boiling with envy and hatred and anger, sold Joseph into
slavery in Egypt; but God was with him,
and delivered him from all his distressing afflictions and won him goodwill and favor and wisdom
and understanding in the sight of Pharoah, King of Eygpt, who made him governor over Egypt
and all his house.”
Acts 7:9, 10
Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. His situation was hopeless indeed. There were no relatives
in Eygpt, everyone spoke in a foreign language, and he was a slave so that meant he was treated like an
animal. The game seemed like it was over. It seemed like the enemy had won.
But the Bible tells us that “God was with him.”
And because He was with him Joesph was delivered from all his distressing afflictions. What the enemy had
planned for him came to nothing. The Lord saved him and turned his situation around.
And that’s the God we serve. He is helping us in the most difficult of situations.
He will always reverse what the enemy is trying to do. What the enemy has planned will not come to pass
in our lives. This is not the time to give up. We need to keep trusting. God will save us even when it
seems like victory is nowhere in sight. He will save us when things are at their worst. We are not defeated.
So if you are in a place where you feel like there is no hope and no chance of things turning around know
that God will turn things around in your life.
He can be trusted.
Bless you, friends!
“[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me.
You are my Help and my Deliverer, O my God, do not tarry!”
Is the Lord ever late?
As I think on this question there are things I am trusting Him for. Some of those things
are things that need to happen in the next few days and the next month. Some of the other things
have passed the timeline I made for them.
Is the Lord ever late?
As I continued to meditate on Psalm 40:17 Jairus came to mind.
His daughter was really sick and if nothing was done she would die. He decided to go to Jesus for help.
If there was anyone who could help He could. (Mark 5:22)
Everything seemed to be going well. Jesus had agreed to go to see his daughter but on the way,
some of his friends met him and told him not to worry the Teacher any longer. His daughter
didn’t make it. She had died.
Jesus was late?
But when all seemed lost, when it seemed like Jesus was late something incredible happened.
“Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not
be seized and struck with fear; only keep believing.”
Jesus continued on to Jairus’s house and brought his daughter back to life!!
When it seemed like He was late, He really wasn’t.
Help us, Lord, to wait on You when all seems lost, even when it doesn’t seem to make sense!
The last story that came to mind was of Lazarus and his sisters. (John 11)
He was very sick and on the brink of death so his sisters sent for Jesus.
He loved this family very much. (John 11:5)
So you would think Jesus would go immediately but He didn’t.
“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. [They were His dear friends, and He
held them in loving esteem.]
Therefore [even] when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He still stayed two days longer in the same
place where He was.”
John 11:5, 6
By the time He got to Lazarus, He found out he had been dead for four days! I think it’s almost definite
that the sisters thought Jesus was late, extremely late! I can imagine them seeing their brother getting worse
and worse and feeling so powerless. Where is He? Why is He late?
That’s what I think they were asking themselves. And eventually, their brother died.
What emotions were they going through?
I can identify with that because there have been things in my life I have been trusting God for that haven’t
come to pass yet and it’s been years, like over fifteen years of waiting on the Lord. Earlier in my walk with
Him I thought He didn’t care. I thought He enjoyed seeing me suffer. I thought He enjoyed getting my
hopes up only to crush them but I was so wrong. As I have grown in my walk with Him I have begun to
understand that the Lord is never late! His word shows us this truth so powerfully. There are so many stories
of Him coming through for His children at just the right time. Their idea of early might have been
wrong but God always came through at the right time.
What are you waiting on Him for, today?
As we ask the Lord to not tarry may we understand that He is never late. He comes through
at the right time. It may not be when we expect it but it’s at the right time.
He knows what you need. He has heard your prayers. He will not ignore you and He does not delight in
getting your hopes up. He wants to give you what you are trusting Him for.
Don’t lose heart and give up. The Lord will not tarry.
He loves you!