I have been wrestling with something I read recently. I have been thinking about how I use my faith
daily. Faith is not just for looking into the future but it’s for this moment, for this season I am in right now,
for the situation I am facing today.
Faith was never meant to be a badge we wear. Faith is alive and active.
When you have faith there is a boldness, a surety even when there isn’t anything tangible to hold on to,
even when things are dark. Let me share a story with you that will shed light on what I mean.
I was reading Jonathan’s story and was deeply challenged by his faith. There was a time he, his dad and
army were trapped by the Philistines. To make the situation worse he and his dad were the only ones
who had swords! (read 1 Samuel 13:19-22)
So picture this, Jonathan and his dad with a small army of about 6000 men (1 Samuel 13:2) with only
two swords among them facing a countless army!
“and the Philistines gathered to fight with Israel, 30000 chariots and 6000 horsemen and troops like sand
on the seashore in multitude.”
1 Samuel 13:5
Jonathan and the army with him were outnumbered and out-weaponed! (I hope that’s a thing! 🙂 )
But instead of shrinking back in the moment he used his faith. Like I said, we are not supposed to wear
our faith like a badge, and it’s not to be used only when trusting YAH for the future, it’s meant to be
used today in the situation we are facing now. That’s what Jonathan did, he trusted in the Lord and made
“And Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these
uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from
saving by many or by few.”
1 Samuel 14:6
What confidence! He didn’t even hesitate. That’s the confidence I want to live in. Jonathan trusted Yeshua
and saved himself and the army with him which was impossible by the way.
The enemy he faced was “supposed” to win because they more in number and ridiculously out-gunned
him but that was not the case.
And that is what I was wrestling with. I
believe know Yeshua wants me to have that kind of confidence.
He wants me to use my faith in the situations I am facing right now.
He wants me to advance boldly in faith, not timidly. The calling He has called me to demands I do that!
What about you? Are you advancing boldly, assured Yeshua will come through for you, assured He has
heard your prayer and will act. In the place you are in right now, trust Him and expect Him to move.
There is every reason to be confident in Him. He will not let us down friends.
So as I end I want to highlight the two main points I was trying to get across:
- Have faith
- Be confident in your faith
Bless you friends…..
Is this the day?
Is this the day the door opens?
Is this the day my prayers are answered?
Is this the day I get my breakthrough?
The truth is I don’t know the day but that’s not the point. The point is to be expectant.
The point is to put your hope in the Lord. Today could be the day but if it’s not keep trusting,
Keep declaring, Keep doing, fully confident the day is coming.
The question is no longer, “will the day come” but “when is the day”.
The enemy will try to deceive you into believing the day won’t come. He will try to make you believe
the sickness is permanent, the lack is permanent, the broken relationship is permanent, the addiction
is permanent, the list goes on and on but he is wrong.
Your answer to prayer will come, it might be already here, the sickness will leave, you are healed,
what the enemy stole will be restored, poverty will be broken off your life…..I think you get the
Mephiboseth was a cripple and didn’t have much going for him. As a baby his nurse fled with him but
in her haste she dropped him and he became a cripple. He didn’t have a say in the
matter. (2 Samuel 4:4) Talk about an unfortunate circumstance.
But when all was lost something pretty amazing happened.
“The king said, Is there not still someone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the [unfailing, unsought,
unlimited] mercy and kindness of God?”
2 Samuel 9:3
There is nothing Mephibosheth did differently to get the kings attention. No one went to the king and
appealed on his behalf, no. He was a nobody in one instant and in the next he was eating at the
king’s table! And that is why we must live a life of expectancy and faith.
I don’t think Mephibosheth had any idea his life would change so drastically. But as sons and
daughters of the King we can be expectant. A life without hope is death. What David did
for Mephibosheth is a picture of the Father’s heart I believe. We don’t deserve His goodness, grace
and mercy but He has given it anyway.
Like Mephibosheth the Lord can do the same thing and more. We need to be expectant always.
Expect YAH to move in your life today.
Expect an answer to your prayers.
Expect healing, expect deliverance, expect breakthrough.
The Lord is faithful. He won’t let us down.
Have a great weekend friends……
“And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir,
but one who will come from your body shall be your heir.”
Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if
you are able to number them. “ And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Genesis 15: 4-6
Happy New Year friends!! I hope you have had a blessed holiday. I am really excited for all YAH has
in store in the new year.
Without further delay let’s jump into the word today.
For a long time I have believed that YAH has an incredible plan for my life. I am not about to settle for
where I am in this season of my life.
And you shouldn’t settle too. Trust Him with your life and watch Him do wonders with it.
“YAH has a great plan for your life”
I have heard those words many times and I am guessing you have too but my question to you is, have
you fully grasped their meaning? I thought I had an idea but I was wrong.
Let’s take a look at Abraham,
YAH took him outside and told him to count the stars if he was able to.
“So shall your descendants be” YAH told him.
But did Abraham understand what that meant? Did he fully grasp what YAH was telling him?
What blows my mind is the fact that YAH spoke to Abraham about having descendants as countless as the
stars but at that time Abraham and Sarah couldn’t have children! (Genesis 11:30)
How crazy was that? It would have made sense for YAH to speak to a couple who could bear children, but no,
instead He spoke to a couple that COULDN’T have children!
He is the God who does the impossible! Why do you think He did that? He wanted to show how powerful
You may look at your life and think He can’t do the impossible but that’s just not true.
Something else that blows my mind about Abraham is that even though he and Sarah finally had a child they
would never be able to have descendants as countless as the stars without YAH’s help. I don’t even think they
knew what the Lord meant by that. They probably had an idea that YAH’s promise would transcended
their lives but I am not sure if they knew to what extent.
We are still benefiting from the promise YAH made to Abraham all that time ago!!!
There is was nothing Abraham could do in his strength to make sure he would have descendants as countless
as the stars, absolutely nothing!
Trusting YAH was the only way to ensure the promise would come to pass.
Every aspect of YAH’s plan for Abraham needed Him. Without YAH the plan would not work.
But there is something very crucial we need to understand about this whole thing, even though Abraham may
not have understood the full extent of what YAH was telling him the word tells us;
“And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Abraham didn’t need to have the whole picture; all he needed was to believe the Lord.
You may think nothing can happen for you but things can and will happen. You need to believe in the
Lord like Abraham did.
We cannot stop believing in the Lord. He has a plan for our lives and even though we may not see
the full picture we must believe!
He has a purpose for your life and He wants to show you what it is. If you have no clue
then pray, ask Him to reveal it to you. He is not trying to hide it from you.
And if you do know the plan know that it’s not the entire picture. There is so much more, more than
you could ever imagine or make up. Trust Him to direct you step by step.
“Then He brought him outside and said, Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to
As I close remember it’s your faith that is the key. It’s not your strength or willpower but your faith
in the Lord. How much do you trust Him? He will bring everything He has planned for to pass.
Every promise He has given you, He will fulfill……
“And the Lord visited Sarah as He said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.”
Bless you friends.
“Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.”
“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When
shall I come and appear before God?”
These scriptures paint a picture of my love for God. I really
need more of Him everyday. I am nothing without Him.
Where could I go and what could I do without Him???
He really is the love of my life!
But I am in a war right now and the results of the war will have
a huge impact on my relationship with God.
The fight caught me unawares. For some time I supplied the
enemy with the arsenal he needed to have an edge on me.
Can you imagine that?!!!
I was totally blindsided by the enemy.
You see, the war I am engaged in is not happening on a plain
that is easily recognizable.
The war I am engaged in is happening right at my doorstep, as a
matter of fact it’s happening closer than that. This war of epic
proportions is happening right in my home!
How could I miss it? How did I not recognize the enemy’s tactic?
A face to face confrontation wouldn’t have done the trick. I would
have quickly dismissed him. Instead he came slyly into my
home through television, social media, and so on. I used to spend
so much time with Yeshua in the past. When I would get home
I would make sure I spent my time in prayer, and word.
Yes I would do other things but they were not the “main” things.
Spending time with God was on the top of the list.
But one day that pattern changed.
I would get home and put on the television.
If there was nothing to watch I would go online.
There was even a time I would forgo church functions to watch
The war is real friends.
When God by His grace opened my eyes to what I was doing
I realized I had to cut things out of my life. The first thing to go was
the television. I had to look to God for help. I couldn’t do it alone.
But that didn’t go without a fight!
What the heck!!
I am slowly gaining the ground I lost in the beginning. The fight
has been brutal but I will keep fighting because my relationship
with God depends on it. He is the love of my life.
He is the One I desire above all else and I am not alone in this.
He is right by my side helping me!
I want to fall deeper in love with Him and nothing must stand in
the way of that.
Friends, as hard as that was to write the goal is to help you see
how far the enemy is willing to take the battle. Your battle will
be different from mine but you must know that the enemy will
take the battle to your home!
if you are single this post is for you especially, the time you have
now is so important. It is in this time you get deeper with God.
Don’t make the mistake I made by allowing distractions to take
away the precious time I had kept aside for God.
And if you are strong in this area then please pray for me.
I need all the help I can get!
In one of my previous posts I spoke about having a clear picture of your future. I explained that you need a clear picture because as human beings we are designed to gravitate towards the strongest picture in our minds.
With that in mind I would like to show you something that illustrates what I am saying so perfectly.
A few days ago I received an interesting email about how computers as we know them are coming to an end. They were speaking about a new age of computers like we have never imagined especially here in Africa where we are still lagging behind. After I watched the presentation I was in a state of shock at the vividness I seen.
Before I carry on, lets watch the clip and you will see what I am talking about……
Did you see that??? Look at how clear their picture is! It is so vivid. The picture has so much detail it feels like it’s a reality! You can taste it and smell it. Nothing has been left unturned from the colors to the kind of people using the computers to the architecture, to the clothes, to the emotions………
How did you feel when you watched it?
This is how our future should look like. We need to be able to smell and taste it. Can you see yourself enjoying yourself in whatever you are supposed to be doing? What does the environment look like where you stay? Where do you stay? What type of friends do you hang out with? What type of car do you drive and so on and so on!?
The point is this. You gravitate towards the strongest picture in your mind. Your job, my job is getting the picture God has for us crystal clear! It is possible.
Do you know we are called to a life that is much bigger than ourselves? We are not just called to live for ourselves. As you are right now, what are you living for? Is there a higher purpose that you have dedicated your life to?
There comes a time when God calls us to come together with other people to build something that will last for generations. It is not wrong to make sure you are building your own life. I just want you to see the big picture. There is more God has planned for you beyond just you and your family.
In the book of Nehemiah we see how the Jewish people came together under Nehemiah in a united purpose to build something much bigger than themselves.
Nehemiah 2:17,18 says: Then I said to them, You see the bad situation we are in-how Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire. Come, let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a disgrace.
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was upon me for good, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build! So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Do you have a purpose that is much bigger than yourself which is not just about you but about building God’s kingdom? There is more to life than just making sure you are fine! My Pastor’s wife has this thing she says and has been saying for years which is so true. She says, “we are involved in something much bigger than ourselves”.
In Nehemiah chapter three we see a clear picture of this. A whole bunch of people came together to repair the broken down wall.
After him Baruch son of Zabbai (Zaccai), earnestly repaired another portion [toward the hill] from the angular turning of the wall to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
After him Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired from the door of Eliashib’s house to the end of his house.
After him the priests, the men of the plain, repaired.
After them Benjamin and Hasshub repaired opposite their house. After them repaired Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah beside his own house. Nehemiah 3:20-23
Everyone had a part to play. Some didn’t have to go far. They just stepped out of their house and repaired the wall next to them. But the point is this: they did their part. Nehemiah didn’t call one family to build the whole wall. God is not calling you to do all the work but He is calling you to do your part. Your part in the big picture is very important.
As I end remember, you are part of something much bigger than yourself. Get involved.