Is there a reason to be excited about your life?
That’s the question I have been meditating on for the past couple of days. My country has been
going through a tough couple of weeks and it has been hard to see a future when things look so dark.
But the darkness is not only in Zimbabwe, it’s all over the world. And the darkness wants to get us
off our game. It wants us so discouraged that we lose hope. But we need to keep trusting no matter
But it’s not just the tough times in my country that made me think about “what my life could be”
As I looked at my weaknesses, the things I am supposed to be doing that I am not doing, and
flaws that are too many to mention I got discouraged. I have messed up so much. I have blind spots
that I am relying on God to expose. With all those things against me I found myself asking,
Can I really be excited about my life with all the flaws that I have?
That kind of question demands an answer and an answer is what I got.
I do have a reason to be excited about my life because God is in it.
Not only is He in it but He created it. He is the author of my story. I have every reason to be
excited about my life. I need to pump myself up, raise the expectation, because He is in control.
He has crazy things in store for me. His word says,
“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this.
He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream,
and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for His miraculous power
constantly energized you.”
Ephesians 3:20, 21
You may think there is nothing to get excited about in your life but that’s not true. Because God
is at the helm you can expect an amazing life even though things may be hard now.
Nothing may be working for you at the moment but remember this,
Keep trusting God. Hold on to His promises. Expect Him to move on your behalf and yes,
You have a reason to be excited about your life….. because He is in it.
Blessings to you friends.
The Lord wants to do some incredible things in you and through you and because of that you need
to pay attention to what you are exposing yourself to consistently. You need to take a long hard look at the
people you call your friends and ask yourself if they are encouraging you in your faith or are killing
your faith. You need to take a long hard look at all that you digest (social media, music, media) and ask
yourself if it’s strengthening your faith or killing it.
How is it at home? Have you created an environment for Yeshua to speak to you easily or are there
just too many distractions? (I am dealing with this right now)
All this matters. Like I said in the beginning, the Lord has incredible things in store for you.
Let’s look at a story in the bible that will bring home what I am talking about.
In Mark chapter 5 a man named Jairus meets Yeshua. His daughter is near death and has come to
the Him for help. The Lord agrees to go with Jairus and we pick up the story when Yeshua
arrives at the house.
“And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little
girl is not dead but is sleeping.
And they laughed and jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and taking the child’s father and mother
and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying.”
Mark 5:39, 40
The Lord was about to perform a miracle but in order to do that He had to put out the people
who were laughing and jeering at Him. He had to change the environment. It would be impossible for
Him to do what needed to be done if the people stayed.
And that is why the parents stayed. They may have had their doubts but their little faith was enough.
All the Lord needs is a little faith. But doubt, and fear are a different story.
In the very next chapter we look at how the Lord could not do any miracles except heal a few people here
and there because the majority of people didn’t trust Him, doubted Him.
“But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor (deference, reverence) except in his [own]
country and among [his] relatives and in his [own] house.
And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few
sickly people [and] cured them.”
Mark 6:4,5 (emphasis mine)
If there is no faith it makes it hard for the Lord to move, very hard!
But to my main point, the Lord had to change His environment by putting out the negative crowd.
If the Lord did that how much more do we need to? We need to take a long hard look at every aspect
that makes up our environment that I mentioned earlier and start making some decisions.
If we are to walk in all the amazing things the Lord has for us we need to cut off the things that
are weighing us down, the things that keep us in fear, the things that make us doubt YAH, the things
that contradict the word the Lord gave us about your lives. When I talk about things I am also talking
about people. We have some really toxic relationships and think it’s okay but it’s not. Those toxic
relationships are doing you major harm.
We need to ask for the Lord’s help and wisdom. This can only be done successfully with Him.
On that final thought enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Bless you friends
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I had this thought today that I needed to share with you.
It brings YAH joy when we win, when we are victorious. He wants to see us win.
He is not happy when we in pain, losing, failing, in despair.
He wants us to be victorious, to prosper, to succeed.
Paul as he neared the end of his life made a bold proclamation,
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Now, a crown is waiting for me. I will get that crown for being right with God.
The Lord is the judge rightly, and He will give me the crown on that Day.”
2 Timothy 4:7
The Lord gave Paul the victory. He helped Paul to win and that is why he spoke so boldly.
The Lord wanted Paul to win and the enemy wanted him to fail, but never succeeded in derailing
him. Paul would fall yes, but the Lord lifted him up. He never stayed down. The Lord was
with him in those times that felt like he had lost.
We are not alone friends. The Lord’s desire is for us to win, to be victorious.
Don’t be discouraged. The Lord is on your side helping you.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Blessings to you friends….
Everyone has a bad day and that’s a fact we need to live with. It’s a part of life.
The past couple of days has been pretty rough. There were things I was dealing
with which were not fun. The challenges I was facing got me discouraged about
my life. What made it worse was the fact I couldn’t do anything about it in my own strength.
I needed the Lord to help me or I really was in “trouble”!
After speaking to my friend who encouraged me I sought the Lord for peace
and help. As I waited on Him I believe He spoke to me…… watching Masterchef Australia (my
favorite cook show.)
One of my favorite contestants was in a pressure test which wasn’t good. That meant they were
in the bottom three and had to fight to stay in the competition. There is no contestant that
wants to be in a pressure test. It’s difficult and the chance to be kicked out is very high.
The contestants who are in the pressure test wear a black apron which doesn’t help the situation
I think! (But that’s just me, they could think it’s cool!)
Anyway before they started their test one of the judges said something that blew me away.
I don’t remember his exact words but he said something to the effect of,
“Every past champion has been where you guys are. Every champion has worn the black apron.
Every champion at one time or other has been in a pressure test.”
That was profound and what I needed to hear. Every winner had a bad day in the competition.
Every winner faced elimination at one time or more in the competition.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for them!
That revelation really encouraged me.
There will be “black apron” moments in my life but that doesn’t mean I am done for. I don’t need to panic
and worry in those times because YAH is with me and He will bring me through the difficult times.
We all have bad day’s friends but don’t let it lead you into thinking “this is
the way things will always be” because that’s not true. Things will get better.
There are so many real life examples but for this post I will use Peter. He denied the Lord. Things must
have been really bad for him. John 21 it tells us that Peter went fishing with a few of the other disciples.
Things were so bad for him that he went back to his old profession. I can only imagine how he felt after he
denied our Lord.
To make it worse that day, they caught nothing! (John 21:3)
Things were bad but to cut a long story short Yeshua showed up and gave Peter and the other disciples
new hope. He reaffirmed Peter’s purpose,
“The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me? He said, “Lord, you
know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. “
Peter had a really bad day but Yeshua forgave him and reinforced his calling.
Know this; “your bad day doesn’t jeopardize YAH’s call on your life”
A bad day is exactly that, a bad day.
The danger we make is thinking there is more to the bad day. That’s what I was doing
before my friend spoke to me. That was a lie.
The Lord will bring you out of whatever you are facing.
He wants you to accomplish the things He created you for and yes, there will be confusing times and days
you fall but that doesn’t change anything. The Lord will help you accomplish everything He called
you to. (I am speaking to me as well)
Bad days are a part of life but remember to always turn to the Lord in those days.
He will help you through the worst of times and bring you to a place of peace, joy, and blessings.
Blessings to you friends.
“With a loud cry, Jesus breathed His last.
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.”
Mark 15:37, 38
I was really encouraged this week as I read this scripture. In the old testament the high priest was
the only one who could go into the Holy of Holies but once a year. (Exodus 26:31, Leviticus 16:2)
The people could not go to YAH on their own because they would die if they did. They needed a
“The Lord said to Moses, “Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses
into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else
he will die.”
That was intense. There were was no open communication between YAH and the people
but Yeshua tore that barrier down by what He did on the cross.
We now have access to YAH anytime because of what He did.
I know this is not rocket science but do we really take FULL advantage of this amazing blessing?
We can go to YAH anytime. In the middle of the night, when things are going downhill, when
we have sinned and are riddled with guilt, when we feel condemned…….
We can come to Him anytime! There is never a bad time to approach Him!
If you think there are specific times you can go to Him then you have been deceived, if you
think there are people that have more reason to approach Him than you then you are also wrong.
The curtain has been torn in two. The barrier that kept us from Him has been demolished forever.
This week has been great because I have been taking more advantage of the amazing blessing
of His presence. To know I can talk to Him at ANYTIME has brought joy to me.
When I think I am alone, He is right by my side waiting to spend time with me.
The problem is me. I am the one who allows things to come between us. I choose other things
in place of spending time with Him
And then there are the times when I mess up, when I sin. I keep away from Him at times thinking
He doesn’t want to be anywhere near me but its just not true.
As I end this post I want to leave you with the realization that the line of communication between you
and YAH is open! You don’t have to wait for the right time to approach Him.
Go to Him now as you are.
He loves you so much, beyond what you can ever comprehend.
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive
mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Bless you friends
Last week I talked about how YAH remembers us. Man will
forget but not YAH, we are always on His mind.
Today though, I would like to talk about the importance of
remembering all the good things YAH has done for us.
It’s easy to forget the amazing things He has done. We
underestimate just how easy it is to forget. I believe it’s one of
the strategies the enemy uses to keep us in a state of panic,
anxiety, fear, and unbelief. He wants us to stay in a state of
“Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the
judgements pronounced, you His servants, the descendants of
Abraham, His chosen ones, the children of Jacob.”
We need to do everything we can to remember all the good things
He has done for us. Just the other day a friend and I talked about
We then decided to write those things down and what a time we
had. Things kept coming to mind. The time flew as we penned
down the great and mighty miracles He had done for us individually.
I was encouraged after remembering the great things He had done.
“So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from
the Israelites, one from each tribe and said to them. Go over before
the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each
of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder according to the number
of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the
future, when your children ask you, ‘what do these stones mean?
tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of
the covenant of the Lord.”
The stones were to be a reminder of a great work YAH had done
for His people. Like I said before, we need to do everything to
remember the miracles and works YAH has done in our lives.
We need to remember what YAH has done, when we are going
through challenges, tough times, and adversity.
When we are feeling overwhelmed.
When we are feeling discouraged.
Those are some of the times forgetfulness can creep in.
We need to be intentional about remembering. It doesn’t
happen automatically. The enemy is working overtime to
ensure we forget the amazing things YAH has done in our lives.
But we can’t forget.
We must remember!
Maybe it means you write down the things He has done in your
life or you create some sort of memorial in your house that helps
you remember. We must be creative friends.
Remembering what YAH has done is a weapon we can use
against the enemy’s lies. Remembering will break the fear,
the anxiety we have.
Let’s remember all the great things the Lord has done for us!
As I look back at the year and look at all that has happened I can’t help but
thank YAH. There have been good things that have happened as well as bad things
but the thing that matters is that I am standing!
I was speaking to a friend of mine recently about the challenges he and his
family were going through. It was a hard year for them but once again YAH
I would like to share a scripture that I read this morning which I have read many
times but really came alive this morning for me which encouraged me concerning
the trials and storms we face,
“We are like a bird escaped from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken, and we have escaped!”
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
Psalm 124:7, 8
No matter what kind of trap the enemy sets we are like the bird spoken about
in the verse. YAH always rescues us!
We always escape! The trap will not accomplish its purpose.
No matter how difficult a situation is, YAH will deliver us.
No matter how foolproof the enemy thinks his plan is it will not succeed.
As I look back at some of the storms I have been in I am amazed how I survived.
I was not supposed to survive but I did! It’s only by His grace that I am here.
Be encouraged friends. There is a way out of the deep waters you are in.
YAH has a made a way out. Don’t lose hope!
Trust Him in the storm you in.
Our help is in the name of the Lord!!
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath
to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
[Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed;
and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated
and cowardly and unsettled.]
John 14:27 (emphasis mine)
It’s a choice to walk in peace.
When things get crazy you have a choice to be at peace or lose
The word is very clear about this,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be
When things are not going your way do not let your hearts
It’s not easy staying in peace but Jesus wants us to fight for it.
Refuse to succumb to anxious thoughts.
Refuse to panic and fret.
“Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed;
and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated
and cowardly and unsettled. “
There is so much opportunity to lose our peace today.
Put on the news, read the papers, talk to people and you will
see it as clear as day.
But Jesus goes against the grain. He doesn’t advocate us
succumbing to fear. Instead He tells us to stay in peace.
He encourages us to walk in the peace He has given us.
Today the word is simple, stay in peace no matter what!
When fear, terror, confusion, and anxiety come, stay in peace.
Easier said than done I know.
But we are not alone. The Holy Spirit will help us in our
The bad news will keep coming but despite being surrounded
by such darkness hold on to peace.
We can’t afford to live without peace.
Peace is found in His word, it’s found in prayer as you
commune with Him.
Let’s choose peace today!
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Bless you friends….
Most Christians know God has a plan for their lives.
But when they are told God has a plan for them, a purpose,
What does that mean? What does that mean for us??
To answer that question I will look at the life of Abraham
the Father of faith!
“The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your
people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
- For Abraham, having a purpose meant having to leave
the familiar behind! He didn’t know where he was going but
He trusted God. He took everything he owned and moved!
Could that still apply today? Could God be calling us out of
our comfort zones to a place we have never heard of before,
to a place we have never been to before?
Is he calling us out of the familiar? Is it possible to experience
the new if you haven’t let go of the familiar, if you are in your
“Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham”!
“Here I am, “he replied.
Then God said, Take your son, your only son, whom you love-
Isaac-and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt
offering on a mountain I will show you.” Genesis 22:1-2
Because Abraham had a purpose God tested him!
He told him he was to sacrifice the one thing he loved more than
anything else – his son! God tested with him with something
he held dear to his heart, his son!
Could it be possible that is our story too? Does God want to make
sure He is first in our lives by testing us?? We say we love God and
He is the most important thing in our lives, but is that the truth???
Only He knows!
After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your Shield,
your very great reward.
But Abram said, Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I
remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of
Damascus? And Abram said, You have given me no children;
So a servant in my household will be heir.
Then the word of the Lord came to him: This man will not be
Your heir, but a son who is your flesh and blood will be your heir.
He took him outside and said, Look up at the sky and count the
stars – if indeed you can count them. Then he said to him, so shall
your offspring be.
Abram believed the Lord, and He credited to him as righteousness.
Because Abram had a purpose he had to trust God! He had to think
bigger and grander! God’s purpose for our lives is huge but faith
in God is the key. God’s plan for your life will not make sense to
a carnal mind a natural mind! You need faith to see it and accept it!
We know without faith it is impossible to please God. He wants us
Something you need to look out for as you walk in God’s purpose
for your life:
Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had
an Egyptian slave named Hagar, so she said to Abram, “The Lord
has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave;
perhaps I can build a family through her.”
Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see what really happened.
Sarai knew what God had promised her along with Abraham but
what really happened? In Genesis 15 it tells us Abraham believed
God and it was counted to him as righteousness but in chapter 16
we read something different. Sarai suggests to Abram that he
sleep with Hagar and he agrees! Why would Abram agree to that?
He clearly heard from God!
Did he think God had abandoned him?
Had he lost so much hope that he resorted to trying to make things
happen in his own strength?
Was he tired of waiting on God?
Did he focus on his old aged body and Sarah’s deadened womb and
let his carnal mind take over?
We really don’t know but what we do know is he agreed to go
along with Sarah’s plan! They had lost hope in God and set out
to accomplish God’s plan in their own strength!
They were discouraged and dejected!
There are things God
will allow and take you through to strengthen you. Like I said before,
it is by faith and faith alone you will accomplish God’s purpose for
your life. Yes, you will need to step out and do things but you will
need faith! If Abraham the Father of Faith could lose hope in God
and rely on his own strength what does that mean for us? It means
we have to be humble and admit we can’t do this alone!
God wants you to walk in the purpose He has for you. Don’t be
Trust Him to lead you because He knows the way! He made the way!
Everything He does for you is because He loves you! Your purpose is
amazing and glorious! Be bold and confident as you step into it!