Love & Overcoming Resistance

power of love

it’s really hard for me to stay up to date on across social media, I spend a lot of my time on Facebook now and my new website but I do recognise that people do find me here too.

I know I’ve said it before but I’m going to try and stay more up-to-date with this blog, it was my very first online space for ministry so in a way I think it is also what YHWH would want.

For the last 7 weeks I have been doing a new weekly theme on my blog and Facebook group and page – this week’s them is love.  I’ll share Monday’s post with you now.  If you want to follow along you can either do so on my page or group.   Continue reading Love & Overcoming Resistance

Why it takes 9 days to give up on your Resolution

Happy 2014 everyone!!!

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How is it going for you so far?

I was doing some research for my ministry blog and discovered that:

  • most people give up on there New Year resolution by the 9th of January
  • and that only 8% of people actually keep their New Year resolution up until the 31st of December – whooh – hard work!

And it got me thinking, what separates someone who is able to stick to their New Year resolution or any type of resolution from someone who isn’t? Continue reading Why it takes 9 days to give up on your Resolution

A Meditation for Anxiety & Low Self-Worth using Psalm 27:1

This is a reflective meditation for emotional well-being particularly relating to reducing anxiety, insecurity and low self-worth.

I wrote this after meditating on Psalm 27:1 and it has been a huge blessing to me and others who I have spoken it over or read it to.

The meditation also includes scripture references which came to my mind as I was writing the words and is a great starting point for you to look deeper into the symbolism used within the meditation. Continue reading A Meditation for Anxiety & Low Self-Worth using Psalm 27:1

Why praying for breakthrough may not be enough to actually BREAK THROUGH!!!

If you are anything like me there have been times when you have prayed and prayed for something, deliverance or salvation in one area of your life but no matter how hard you pray nothing seems to be happening!

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Why is that?

I know that God has His own timing and that we are often placed in such situations to refine us, but that last point IS the key I believe to the answer.

This week I want to share a video with you, which will explain just what I believe one of the BIGGEST yet most OVERLOOKED reasons to a delayed breakthrough.

I would love to hear what you think, as this thought has been slowly gaining momentum in my mind for a while now.

So after watching the video, click on the link below it and I will see you on the other side.

Finished watching the video?  OK, click this link to find out more.

Shalom in Messiah

Keep Holding on to His Word

When I wrote last Monday’s blog post entitled “Your Exceeding Great Reward”, I was unaware at how much God would use it to bless and encourage so many people.  The words of the post resonated deeply with many people showing me that regardless of where we may live in the world that our fellow brothers and sisters are going through very similar struggles.  Does it remind you of anything?

How about the words of Peter:

AV 1Pt 5:9 … knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

It must be the season…

Funnily enough, I have found that it’s around this time that you tend to find many Believers becoming more disheartened and faint-heartened.  Why?  Because the year is drawing to an end and maybe what we have dreamed, hoped for or even worked for hasn’t yet come to pass.

Each year many of us start off with hopes, dreams and New Year resolutions, when they seem not to be coming into fruition then this generally leads us into a place of despair, frustration, anxiety, stress, disillusionment etc.

Even if we haven’t set ourselves our own goals to accomplish maybe we have heard or been given a word from YHWH and we are still yet to see it come to pass and as the year draws to an end we have become weary, agitated and begin to loosen our hold on His Word.

Peter gave us advice when in such a situation, he said:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5:6-10, ESV)

We are told to:

  1. Humble ourselves under His hand – this can be really difficult to do but what we go through is not in vain.
  2. Be aware of the tactics of the enemy particularly in such times as this.
  3. Recognise that you are not alone and find others who can encourage, empower, equip, edify and pray for you.  And vice-versa.
  4. Be ready to be transformed!

I actually prefer the words of the KJV of verse 10 which says that Elohim will make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.  – ie He will complete you, make you whole, restore you by doing what it takes to get you to that place.

Dear brother/sister, it is not an easy road but there is HOPE not the vague secular kind but the firm confidence and assurance we have in God through the Messiah.  We have an exceeding great reward and that is the Hope of Glory starting and manifesting here, yes even here on Earth and culminating in being fully perfected and complete in eternity.  And do you know what, I can feel it happening already, I can feel it in the air and I know that YHWH is about to do some great healing and transformation in the lives of His people – halleluYAH.  A dear sister also has been feeling the same thing, I read her own encouraging post last week and was so touched and blessed by it.  She says the following:

We are entering into a spiritual “new season.” Many of you have been in a type of “wilderness” season. Do you discern the changes? Transition and change are in the horizon. Don’t look to the things of the past but move forward into the new season. Forget what lies behind you. A new day is emerging. Go with the flow of the Holy Spirit, He will lead you and guide you during this transition time.

You can find the rest of her encouraging post here.

The fresh wind of the Ruach is moving, He cannot be stopped, ready to breathe upon those whose hearts and minds are already attuned towards Him – let us not miss Him as He passes us by.

This week, I want to share something really special with you.  Two weeks ago my dear hubby was invited to speak in our congregation, I am truly not being biased when I said that it was a powerful, much needed Word of encouragement and empowerment for everyone who was there.

It gives me so much pleasure to share this timely teaching with you my online Brothers and Sisters, it encourages us once again to go back to the Word of God and use it as our anchor.  Unfortunately the recording was cut short so it does not go on to the end but I pray what you hear will bless you anyway wherever you are today.

So grab your Bible, notebook, pen etc and settle down to be ministered to.

Be blessed as you listen to this teaching and feel free to contact me or post any comments or questions.

“Hang onto the Word of God” – 43 minutes by Eke Ukoumunne

Shalom in Messiah xxx

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Why am I struggling to Forgive?

Have you ever asked yourself that question?  I have and so have many people if they are honest with themselves.

The last few weeks have been trying for me, I lost my uncle and my dad had his appendix removed and during this time I was challenged by the behaviour of someone very close to me who knew what I had been going through but still acted very badly towards me. Continue reading Why am I struggling to Forgive?

Learning to Trust God

This is the latest blog post from my website…

Today’s post marks the last in this 5 part series on learning to trust God.  Let’s quickly re-cap the previous 4 parts.

In my first post on learning to trust God I shared part of my own journey and experience and, looked at how a faulty God schema can impact our ability to properly trust God.

In the second post, I began to look at the concept of truth and looked at 3 steps that helped me to learn to trust God more,

In my third post, I focused more on the concept of truth and how it is important in helping us trust God.

In my last post I looked at the difference between faith and trust and began to illustrate how both of these are vital to the life of a Believer.

In this week’s post I will be concluding by looking at the benefits and purpose or end goal of trusting God.  It’s actually an audio teaching which you can listen to by clicking on this link.

 

A Revelation on Light in the Bible

In my previous post, I introduced the concept and topic of light in the Bible, with this post I would like to go a bit further into what God has been teaching me about light and in particular Divine Light.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5 (ESV)

John thought that this message was so news-worthy that he specifically decided to proclaim/declare it so that we might know this to be the truth, God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all.  What does this message mean to you?  In my last post I spoke a bit concerning a dream that I had relating to light and healing, the individual in my dream had a ministry of light and healing and he shared some of the revelation concerning the connection between light and healing on my blog.  In my physical self I could not understand a single word that he wrote, I saw the writing and read it but it was as if I was reading a totally different language which I couldn’t comprehend in my mortal flesh.  When I awoke I knew that God (Elohim) wants us to receive light.

What does the Bible say about Light

Did you know that the word light occurs in the Bible 272 times in 235 verses in the KJV?  From,”let there be light” in Genesis 1: 3 to “the LORD (YHVH) gives them light” in Revelation 22: 5 and smack in the middle we have the following scripture:

Your sun shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

Isaiah 60: 20

There is something about light that is supernatural (outside of nature/natural realm as we know it) but nevertheless, I feel that God wants us if not to fully understand its significance to begin to grasp it at least (He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him – Daniel 2: 22).  For those who will seek for the mystery of light, I fully believe that there is a gift that brings healing and restoration (James 1: 17).

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Does God get sad? … and more

I would like to share a few posts that have touched me recently, there is a brief summary of each one and a link to it too in case you want to read it.

  • Does God get sad?  Do you think there is anything at all that saddens God?  This post looks at something that we all do which might cause this to be so.
  • When the supernatural collides with the natural how does it make you feel?  I’m being challenged by the supernatural right now in my dreaming life and in my waking life, not bad stuff really but when the supernatural coincides with the natural it can sometimes cause your head to spin.  You can feel fear, anxiety, excitement, stress, joy, peace, humility, purpose, trust, faith and so much more .Have you had any recent close encounters with the supernatural which has caused you to reassess spiritual realities?

  • Widening the gap between illness and health.  Health and well-being enhancement is never far from my mind, partially as I’m in some pain from an osteopath appointment last night but partly because I Know how important health is especially after you’ve lost it.  I’ve been really encouraged to find people who are not allowing their illness/pain prevent them from otherwise being healthy which shows that no matter what state of health you are in you can still enhance it.
  • Last but not least, how has Yahushua (Yeshua/Jesus) changed your life?  Here is a great example of how love and grace are instruments of true transformation you might recognise this story :).

Shalom in Messiah

xxx

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Soaring like the Eagle

This is the second part of my as yet unpublished book on experiencing Biblical Wholeness, you can read the first part here

eagle-and-a-yellow-decline-a-soaring-eagle-above-oceanA journey of healing that leads to freedom

As a Psychology teacher, teaching the psychology of stress was an important part of the curriculum.  I taught my students about the stress response, the causes of stress and how to manage it;  I even  joked that teachers have one of the shortest post-retirement death rates but I never stopped to examine my own experiences of stress until YAH gave me a wakeup call.

I can’t remember when it first started but gradually I began to notice that my general health was declining.  I seemed to be constantly falling ill;from colds and flu that made me take days off from work to being tired, agitated, angry and forgetting things, I began to notice that I was not ‘myself’ at all.   I cannot forget one incident where I even had to be carried away by ambulance men in the middle of the teaching day because I had somehow managed to sprain my back.  I was in the middle of class and I turned to write a note on the board and as I stretched upwards I froze in excruciating pain.

I could hardly move.

I turned myself just enough to look at my students quietly getting on with their work and said in a very calm voice:

“I’ve just hurt my back can someone go and get a first-aider!”

And guess what their reply was?

“Miss is this a psychology test?”

At that point my calm slipped a little, I guess it was the fear that I wouldn’t be  taken seriously, so through slightly gritted teeth I said:

“no, this is not a test I really am in pain, can someone go and get a first aider PLEEEEASE!”  and off they went.

That was me through and through, I was queen of calm back then and I thought it was a good thing but now I realise that it was  faulty coping strategy which actually cost me my health!  This was yet another example of continuously pushing my body and striving for perfection which negatively impacted on my well-being!  After a while, I began to experience muscle fasciculations and pain across my body, I didn’t realise it then but my body was talking to me telling me to stop and rest; unfortunately I didn’t listen. Continue reading Soaring like the Eagle