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The year of stepping into God’s Promises…

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Happy New Year 2018!!!! I hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday season!!!
As I was reflecting on the year past, I recall posting this prayer in the beginning of 2017…God truly delivered and went beyond my expectations in 2017

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My lack was turned into plenty, as God opened new doors and gave way to new opportunities…

2017 was the year of clarity for me as a person and where I stand in my relationship with God…as I surrendered more and more of my life to him, I had certainty because of the Faith I had in him…

When I say I went through it, I am not joking, oh boy was I put through the wringer…But God!!!

He turned every single one of those tests into testimonies…

He worked big miracles in my life and I truly believe HE IS THE GOD OF MIRACLES…

And of course there was a lot of growth and change in my life…

Because of the lessons learnt in 2017 I’m stepping boldly into 2018 with HOPE and FAITH in God’s promises for my life.

Without God, Hope is NOTHING but wishful thinking that our expectations and desires will come to pass…with God Hope is having confident assurance and trust in his promises for our lives.

Romans 8:24-25 (AMP)

24 For in this hope we were saved [by faith]. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.

Hebrews 11:1 (AMP)

11 Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].

I am confident and have HOPE and FAITH because, God is not a man that he should lie (Numbers 23 : 19) therefore I know, the word God has spoken unto my life shall not return void but will accomplish what God desires and achieve the purpose for which he sent it. (Isaiah 55 : 11)

Happy New Year once again, and I pray that God blesses your 2018 abundantly, beyond your expectations. That you may testify of the goodness of the Lord AMEN

PS: The images above are from around August 2017, I have a lot of catching up to do here on the blog :)

Love Always,

XOXO,

Dee



When God makes you wait….

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We live in a fast paced world…everything moves at the speed of lightning, everything you want or need can be acquired at your fingertips…this has made us really impulsive and impatient…

One of the characteristics we need to develop as christians is PATIENCE, however, this is something that is really rare these days. In the bible, PATIENCE is one of the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), it’s something we bear when God’s spirit lives within us…

When God gives you a dream or a vision to fulfill for your life, he doesn’t simply grant it to you, he makes you go through a long process where he develops your character. God is not a genie who simply hands us things, but he makes sure that we have grown spiritually, that we have attained spiritual maturity and are ready to handle the responsibility that comes with the destiny he has for us.

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In the bible, there are many stories where God makes a covenant/promise, but it takes years and years before the person sees the promise come to manifestation.

It took about 25 Years from the time God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a child to when they actually had Isaac. When God first made the promise to Abraham, he was 75 years old, he finally had Isaac when he was 100 years old Genesis 12 – 25

It took about 100 years from when God told Noah to build the ark, to the time when it started to rain and the flood destroyed humanity. Genesis 5:32-10:1

Joseph received God’s promise that he would be in a position of power and authority, through dreams. He had these dream when he was a young boy..however, he ended up being sold into slavery and had to wait 13 years, enduring many trials, before this dream came into fruition Genesis 37 -50

Moses was destined by God to deliver the Israelites from Egypt and to bring them to the promise land, it took about 80 years to prepare him for his role and 40 of those years were spent in the wilderness Exodus 2  to Deuteronomy 34

Jacob had to wait 7 years before Rachel was given to him as his wife Genesis 29:18-30

David had to wait about 15 years from the time he was chosen to become king until he was actually king 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel

The lesson to be learnt, God doesn’t just hand us our calling or blessing, he makes sure we develop a character worthy of our calling/blessing.

When we wait for God’s promise we usually go through a lot of trials and tests, these are often situations where our faith is tested, our endurance is built and the fruit of patience is being developed…during this time, we learn to have full dependence on God, we relinquish control of our lives and have intimacy with God…

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James 1:2-4  (ESV)

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Love Always,

XOXO,

Dee