“And I will bring you into the land concerning which I lifted up My
hand and swore that I would give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
and I will give it to you for a heritage. I am the Lord [you have
the pledge of My changeless omnipotence and faithfulness].
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they refused to listen to Moses
because of their impatience and anguish of spirit and because of their
Exodus 6:8, 9
This verse spoke to me this week. In the midst of crazy battles this scripture spoke to me.
The Israelites had a word from YAH but they refused to listen to Him
because of their impatience, anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.
The fact they were impatient spoke to me because in the midst of storms
and trials we need to be patient. It’s not an easy thing to be patient when you are in a fire.
In the trials I am facing in this season I am have been challenged to be patient.
Patience is important because it reflects our faith in YAH’s ability to bring us through the storm.
No matter what you going through be patient. He will carry you through the storm soon enough. He will deliver you most definitely.
Let’s look at one more scripture that brought everything into perspective for me concerning being patient,
“Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exalt and triumph in our troubles and
rejoice in our sufferings knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce
patient and unswerving endurance.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity).
And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.”
Amazing right, or crazy depending on how you see it! Exalt and triumph in your troubles!
Rejoice in your sufferings!
It’s really hard to do if I am to be honest. The pressure can get so much that rejoicing
is the last thing I want to do but one thing is clear from reading this scripture,
YAH has a plan in the storm. The enemy has a plan too, to destroy but not YAH.
He is thinking about growth, blessing, new levels, maturity, endurance and so much more….
We need to change how we look at trials and challenges. We don’t need to be afraid. YAH will bring us
through. He is at work for our good.
“For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey,
and he called his servants together and entrusted them with
To one he gave five talents [probably about $5000], to another
two, to another one-to each in proportion to his own personal
ability. Then he departed and left the country. ”
I shared this scripture because it illustrates perfectly where I am
at the moment. God has been speaking to me about the talents He
has given me. I haven’t been faithful with them I am sad to say.
I have been slacking for lack of a better word.
I haven’t been living to my full potential and I know it!
I was the man who was given the one talent who hid it in the
ground. But this is the thing, the only way to get to the five
is being faithful with the one talent!
I want you to think about something along the same line,
Is getting the five talents the main goal or is it being
faithful with however many talents you have?
They are both important but I think being faithful with the talents
you currently have is more important.
At the level you are at are you being faithful? (are you faithful
If you have one talent, are you being faithful?
Are you faithful with the two talents God has given you or
are you looking at the guy or girl with the five talents and
wishing you were them??
God wants us to be faithful with the talents He has given us.
For me, it means being faithful with this blog, being faithful with
my job, and being faithful in the areas of ministry I serve in (those
are my two talents metaphorically speaking).
God is looking at my faithfulness in those areas.
Getting the five talents is not the main goal.
Being faithful with the two is.
I am walking in His amazing purpose when I give 200%
into what He has given me to do now, no matter how small
When increase, promotion and growth come (which always
do) I will still be required to be faithful. God will still expect me
to bear fruit.
But it starts now. I should be bearing fruit with the two talents
I have right now. There will be no progress if I sit on my talent.
There will be no blessing in my life if I am not moving!
As I end here I would like you to think about a few things.
Are you faithful with the talents God has given you?
If not what can you do to change that?
Are you envious of other people who seem to have
more than you?
“For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are
everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all
“His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations”
This verse has been on my heart this week. The Lord is so
faithful. This past week has been interesting because I have
been reminded about the things I am trusting God for. Those
things haven’t come to pass as yet. Nothing seems to be
happening. I have asked God the “why” question and the
“when” question and as I have done that the scripture I shared
has been bubbling in my spirit. Even in the “hard to understand
times” God is faithful!
“His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations”
It may “seem” like nothing is happening at the moment but
the Lord is faithful! He really is….
The word says “His faithfulness and truth endure to ALL
God was faithful to Abraham when He told him to
leave his home to go to a place he didn’t know.
“The Lord had said to Abraham, “Leave your native country,
your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land
that I will show you.”
A hundred and one things could of gone wrong for Abraham.
Leaving what you know to go to a place you have
never seen and never heard of is crazy right.
But Abraham obeyed and went and God’s faithfulness protected
him as he went. God blessed Abraham, protected him and
directed his every step. Abraham had favor where he went.
That was God’s faithfulness operating in his life.
The Lord was faithful to Adam and Eve when they ate of the
tree that God told them not to eat. They were doomed when they
ate the fruit. The enemy had won if it wasn’t for God’s
faithfulness to Adam and Eve! (Genesis 3)
Without God’s faithfulness we would be doomed.
“His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations”
Generations later we see God’s faithfulness in the life of Hannah.
She was barren and because of that she was constantly
ridiculed by Peninnah. It seemed like Peninnah would be
victorious. It seemed like her negative words would ring
true in Hannah’s life.
“So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because
the Lord had kept her from having children.
Year after year it was the same – Peninnah would taunt Hannah
as they went to the tabernacle.
Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not
1 Samuel 1:6, 7
But God was faithful to Hannah! He answered her prayer and
granted her heart’s desire by giving her a child, Samuel!
Year after year it seemed like nothing was happening for
Hannah. There was no relief from the taunting. But God is
faithful and even in that dark time God’s faithfulness prevailed.
Because of God’s faithfulness Hannah had a child and
a testimony! (1 Samuel 2)
“And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from
God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home
is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be
His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear
from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or
crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
God’s faithfulness is everlasting. Even in the end of time we see
Throughout scripture we see God’s faithfulness. Generation after
generation we see His faithfulness at work. His faithfulness
was at work then and it’s at work now. I know things don’t
seem to be happening right now but God is faithful.
Last month I went on tour to Zambia and I was involved in
a very serious car accident. I was supposed to be dead. At the very
least I was supposed to be seriously injured but because of
God’s faithfulness I escaped unscathed.
When my country came to a standstill in 2008 with no food
in the country and our dollar crashing it was God’s faithfulness
that kept me. When I didn’t know where the next meal would
come from God was faithful. So no matter what is happening
or not happening at the moment I know God is faithful!
Why I am sharing this with you? I am sharing this with you
because no matter what you going through know that God
is faithful. Troubles will come in their droves but
God is faithful and He will deliver you from them all!
He was faithful yesterday, He is faithful today and He
will still be faithful tomorrow!
His faithfulness will outlive us all!!
Because He is faithful your darkness will turn to light.
Because He is faithful everything will turn out alright.
The enemy will not win over you because of God’s faithfulness!
You will have a testimony because of His faithfulness.
Because of His faithfulness your posterity is blessed!
It will take all of eternity
to write of God’s faithfulness so as I close my hope is that you
will get a revelation of God’s faithfulness in your life.
I hope the very few stories I have
shared will encourage you to rely on His faithfulness in your hard
times. In the dark know He is faithful.
His faithfulness might not manifest itself in the way we expect and
the time we expect but know this, He is faithful! That truth is
irrefutable! Have a blessed day friends…….
This is part two of a four part series I am doing on David. If you
missed the first post click here to read.
“So David said to Joab and to the leaders of the people, “Go
number Israel from Beersheba to Dan, and bring the number of
them to me that I may know it.”
1 Chronicles 21:2
“But Levi and Benjamin he did not include among them, for the
king’s order was detestable to Joab.
And God was displeased with this [reliance on human resources]
and He smote Israel. “
1 Chronicles 21:6, 7
This was another one of David’s mistakes. I would like to
make myself clear before I move on. My goal is not to discredit
David. God called him a man after his own heart so instead I
want us to learn from the challenges he faced. The enemy was
not just going to let him walk freely into God’s glorious plan. The
enemy would fight him with everything. There
are some very valuable lessons we can learn from David’s
battles. Let’s move on…..
David decided to count Israel. Why?
The answer is found in verse one of the same chapter,
“Satan [an adversary] stood up against Israel and stirred up
David to number Israel.”
1 Chronicles 1:1
David counted Israel because the enemy filled him with fear, doubt
and lies! That is how satan stood up against him. Everything
was going well for David but the enemy used fear and lies
against him. “Does God really have my back?”
“Am I really safe?”
“Did God really mean all that He promised me?”
Where these the kind of things going through David’s mind?
And is David alone in this? I don’t think so….
I have allowed fear to paralyse me at times, I have allowed the
lies of the enemy to get my attention off God a lot.
David began to rely on what he had. Fear drove him to lean
on weapons, human resources and so on. Fear made him forget
God was by his side never to leave him! Fear made him doubt
God’s goodness and faithfulness.
How the enemy has done this to me so many times. He whispers
the lie that God has abandoned me, that God doesn’t have my
best interests at heart, that faith in God is futile because He will
surely let me down but it’s not true!
Our trust should always be in God. We should never rely on
man, a government, a system, the money and other resources
we have. Don’t rely on your strength, don’t rely on how smart you
are. Instead, trust God! He wants us to trust in Him.
Where is your hope and trust at the moment? Is it in man? Is it
in the stuff you have or the stuff you have accquired? Is it in the
elaborate plans you have formulated for yourself?
I want to challenge you to trust in the Lord completely. The
enemy will always try and make you doubt, he will always
try and use fear but don’t let those things dissuade you from
trusting in the Lord. Hold on tightly to God’s
David repented of his sin and God restored him. He can do the
same for us. Trust in the Lord completely. He can be trusted!
It feels like it’s been ages since my last post. I have been
incredibly busy but it goes much deeper than that. The
drive to write left. I am serious. I woke up one day and
nothing! Conpletely nothing! It wasn’t because of a lack of
The stuff I had didn’t feel relevant so I trashed it.
Maybe I was just being lazy, I don’t know.
Anyway I am back and ready…..(anyone else feel the same?)
There is a scripture that spoke to me this past weekend,
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed
that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord;
be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and
Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Psalm 27:13, 14
As we go through life we need to believe. We need to believe
things will change, we need to believe the winters will end, we
need to believe God will deliver us from our fiery storms!
Without a belief in God’s goodness, our lives will be miserable.
It’s not wrong to believe in the goodness of the Lord. It’s
not wrong to believe God will breakthrough for you. It’s
not wrong to believe in God period!
So if it’s not wrong, believe!
No matter how dark things are, believe.
No matter how impossible a situation seems, believe.
No matter the years you have spent waiting on God,
He will come through for you!
“Wait and hope for and expect the Lord”
I love these words. Wait, hope for and expect the Lord!
Wait on the Lord. It’s because He loves you that He makes
Hope for the Lord. Put your hope in Him! Like I heard
someone once say, be a prisoner of hope. Never stop
hoping! The Lord is faithful and He sees your hope in
Expect the Lord to move on your behalf.
Expect the Lord to answer your prayers.
As I have spoken on those three amazing words we must not
ignore the next part of that verse,
“be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout
It’s not easy to wait, hope for, and expect the Lord.
It’s a battle to wait
It’s hard to keep hoping
It’s a fight to be expectant
The word says as you do those things (wait, hope for, expect),
your heart must be stout and enduring, you must have courage and
Waiting on the Lord, putting your hope in the Lord, being
expectant will stretch you to the limit. Even when you feel
like giving up hope, keep hoping, be expectant, wait!
Don’t let the darkness around you quench your faith.
As I close remember to wait on the Lord, put your hope
in the Lord and expect the Lord!
God bless you….
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God has a purpose for our lives. That’s the truth but what
does that really mean? Yes, God has a plan for you, for me but
how does that apply to our lives? How does that apply to us now?
God showed me something the other day about purpose.
God has a plan for me but what I do daily has an impact on my
Am I being faithful with what is in my hand at this moment in
I realized God was looking at what I was doing now!
This blog is something God has
put in my hands (a talent) and He is looking on to see
if I will make a profit or if I will hide it in the ground!!!!
Do you get it?
What about my purity?
God has given me this precious gift and is also looking to see
what I do with it. Do I cherish it or do I disgard it? It matters!
God wants me to be faithful with the finances He has given me.
Do I save, do I invest? Do I plan how I use the money I have?
Do I give to the poor? Do I tithe?
In the big picture, the way I use my finances matter!
Over the years He has shown me how important it is to
exercise and eat healthy. Am I looking after my temple
by exercising regularly and eating right?
I could go on and on but I believe you get the idea. Walking
in purpose means doing the small things He has put in our
hands. He has given you talents and is looking to see if you
will be faithful with them.
Remember the story in the book of Matthew25:14-30
To one He gave five talents, to another He gave two talents and
to the last servant He gave one talent.
They were given a different amount of talents but what mattered
is if they went and did something with the talents they were given!
You may be complaining about the one talent you have been given
but are you being faithful with that one talent??
I was so convicted when I realized God wanted me to be faithful
with the one talent He had given me! Sitting on it or burying it
because it was a talent was not going to cut it.
Walking in your purpose means being faithful with the one, two
five talents you have been given.
I would like to leave you with this thought friends.
God has given some of you five talents, some two talents and
some just one talent but when you are faithful with what He
has given you, He will give you more! If you are that person who
has one talent, be faithful with it. He knows what He is doing!
He is so good!
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“And her [promised] husband, being a just and upright
man and not willing to expose her publicily and to shame
her, decided to repudiate and dismiss (divorce) her quietly
But as he was thinking this over, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, descendant of
David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for
that which is conceived in her is of (from, out of) the Holy
Matthew 1:19, 20
I love this passage of scripture. It challenges me so much as
a man. Joseph could of easily exposed Mary. It would of
been okay but he didn’t. He could of made her pay but
instead he decided to put her away quietly, secretly!
He didn’t know she was
pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit and
yet he sought to protect her!! In my eyes, Joseph is
THE man! What he did inspires and encourages me.
I could go and on but that is not why I shared his story
It’s been quite a week I must say. There have been things that
have happened this week that have made me think about
singleness more than usual.
For the record, I am at peace in my singleness. I decided
some time ago I would wait, really wait! God spoke to me
about how important this season is and if you would like
to read what He showed me then please click here.
Like I said before, this week, actually this past month has
been hectic. It started with a couple I met at a church
social. In short, the husband didn’t understand why I was
still single and actually suggested I wanted to get married
at fifty!! He then proceeded to try and hook me up with
a girl, not a specific girl but any girl. (you should of seen
the look on my face…haha) I was shocked!
That incident rattled me I must admit. I doubted if
I was doing the right thing – waiting!
I doubted if I really heard from God.
Is my head in the clouds?
Does God really have someone for me?
Those are the kind of thoughts I was dealing with.
A lot of people I know have been either getting engaged,
dating, or married. So you can imagine, I was not in a good
It took a long time to get to a place of complete
trust in God for my wife. In the post I linked above I talked
about how I believed God was orchestrating my love story.
I was content with that. I was at peace that God was orchestrating
my love story. He was orchestrating the most amazing story not
because of anything I had done (not on the basis of never sleeping
with any girl or dating) but because He loved me. The reason He
would bless me with a wife was because He is good. All my
efforts to stay “pure” were rags in His eyes! They didn’t impress
Him and He was calling me to trust Him completely. He was
calling me to give Him this area of my life completely and I did.
It had been hard or so I thought, that was until the married
man I told you about said all those things.
After that I doubted everything God had promised me. As
friends were getting married and so on that doubt grew bigger
I even almost considered settling……
It was bad friends……yes, it WAS bad because God renewed
my faith this week. He showed me something in His word
that gave me hope again! I would like to share what He showed
I shared Joseph’s story because there is a truth I want you to
God was the integral part of Joseph and Mary’s union. On his own
Joseph would of left Mary but God intervened. He was involved,
He was directing his path……
There are many more examples in scripture where we see
God directing the affairs of men concerning who they were
Remember Isaac and Rebekah. God led Abraham’s servant
right to Rebekah who was the daughter of Bethuel who was
Abraham’s relative (He was either a brother or nephew. I
am not too sure)!!!!
(read Genesis 24)
But this is the point, God was directly involved. He was not
idly sitting by watching Abraham’s servant. He was directing
him in his every step!
When it comes to our lives, that is what
He is doing. He is not idly sitting with crossed fingers hoping
we make the right choices. He is orchestrating things in our
lives but we have to let Him have His way.
And that’s what I did. I renewed my decision to wait on Him.
Things will come and rock my faith but I will keep on trusting.
If you are waiting on God for the person He has for you
know that He can be trusted. He will not let you down.
People can talk, and let them. Your faith is in God and He
cares deeply for you.
It may seem like nothing is happening and time is going but
God WILL come through.
He is the One who is orchestrating your love story and
what a story He is orchestrating!
He can be trusted!
Blessings to you friends…..
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In approximately 7 days I will be leaving for Australia. I will be gone
for two weeks. I hope I will be able to write when I am there.
I am going for a conference with my pastor. For more information
about the conference please click here. It would be so amazing
if I met you there!!!
But this post is about something deeper than going to Australia.
It will be my first time to visit and I am so excited. At the same
time I am blown away, I am amazed at how good God is.
I have no words honestly. God continues to bless me not because
I did something right but because of His unending, boundless,
grace. I stand here in awe knowing full well that I had nothing
to do with being blessed. I sin every day, I ignore God, I lash out
at God and the reward is blessing???
My testimony is, if God could do it for me then He can
certainly do it for you! I don’t deserve to be blessed the way
I have been blessed. I can’t make sense of any of this. It just
doesn’t make sense. A few months ago I was blessed with a car!
Can you imagine that? A friend wanted to see me after church so
I went and saw him. After speaking to him briefly he handed me
car keys! I was wrecked for weeks with no words
to say. I tried talking to God after that but no words came. I was
shell shocked for lack of a better word. And now, I am going to
Australia! I have no words……
God is surely the God of the impossible. If He can do it for me,
He can do it for you. I totally believe that. There is nothing special
about me. I am just someone God blessed. I know this is
just the beginning. I would be foolish to think this was it!
There is more, so much more and I am not talking about
What are you trusting God for?
Don’t stop praying, don’t stop believing. God will answer
He has amazing things in store for you, friend. You may think
You don’t deserve His blessing but that’s just it, none of us
deserve anything from God. We have sinned and the only thing
we deserve is death but He gives us life instead!
My prayer is that you will look at my life and be encouraged.
I am not showing off. I am hoping you will see the faithfulness
of God through my testimony. He is the reason I am blessed.
I cannot give that credit to anyone else.
After everything that has happened I am encouraging you
to not shrink back, don’t give up on that thing you are
praying for. God hears your prayers.
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I have been wracking my brain trying to recall if I have
done any guest posts ever and after all the wracking the
answer is no, I think…..! 🙂
Well, there is a first time for everything……..
My friend Luna loves to inspire people and I would encourage
you to go over to her blog and take a look at some of the stuff
she writes. I think you will enjoy this post from her…..
Do you feel loved by God?
If not here is some inspiration, some sound truth about
how much God loves you.
So without taking any more of your time please proceed
as you read what she has to say!
When You Feel Unloved: 14 Quotes That Declare God Loves You
Have you ever woke up one day feeling unloved?
Or have you woke up constantly feeling nobody cares and nobody even notices you exist?
Feeling unloved is by far one of the most miserable situation one can experience in a lifetime.
It can be sad, hopeless, depressing.
But one thing is guaranteed. We may open our eyes one day and nobody on earth love us at all. But up in heaven Someone cares deeply about us, appreciates us, cares for us and are with us wherever we go (even if we do not notice it).
Someone above has our best interests at heart, prepared the best future ever realizable for us and is willing to go for any lengths to prove it (and He did 2000 years ago).
Someone loved us so much to the point of dying in our place, even if we do not deserve it and even before we came to have loved Him.
His name is Jesus.
And if ever you woke up on some days struggling because you feel you don’t matter, know that you do. Below are 14 Scriptures to prove how deep is God’s unconditional love for you.
1. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – I John 3:1
2. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:35-39
3. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
4. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5
5. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
6. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103:2-5
7. 1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
8. But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15
9. The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
10. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. – Psalm 103:8
11. The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. – Jeremiah 31:3
12. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
13. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. – John 15:9
14. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23
Satan will attack us when we are at our weakest but we know that we can do all things in Christ who strengthens us. We know that he has been defeated and the victory is ours through Jesus.
So if you know a friend or a family member who is broken and lost, tell them about Jesus’ love. Remind them about how they matter because of Jesus. Show them through the Scriptures how their worth is based on Jesus’ sacrifice and not on what the world says about them.
Let us praise God and thank Him for His unconditional love for us.
BIO: Luna Darcy is the founder of Organized Lunacy, a blog that strives to provide inspiration and motivation for people from all walks of life. You can follow her on Twitter at @OrganizedLunacy or visit her website at http://www.organizedlunacy.net.