Unspeakable Gift

This post uploaded a bit late…but is never late to say:

“Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 The gift that no words can contain the glory, beauty and mercy of it all. Yet, we speak one word and that it remains and we know, even if we can’t articulate it Who He is: JESUS. The name where there will never be enough thanks or praise. The gift that keeps on giving. JESUS. Thank you Lord for Him. Without Him there is no life. I would not be saved. I would not be rescued from the very life that would have destroyed me. Thank you God for Him! The Unspeakable, Undeniably Endlessly Beautiful Gift. God bless you all,

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sorrow to Joy: A Song of Celebration

Psalm 126

It is a song of ascents.

(A song sung by ancient Israleties on pilgrimages back to Jerusalem during holy feasts.)

It is a song praise.

It is a song of expectation.

A song of celebration!

All this and more when it comes this beautifully written song.

But to help us remember Psalm 126 and what it means for us, today, in this very hour, and season of time..

I have written 4 Words to help you and I see, summarize, embrace, and live out the promise of God before this year ends.

Release.

God frees us.

“1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Have you ever had a time in your life when God just came through for you? You know that moment where you have prayed and waited. Waited and prayed, for a miracle, and yet–nothing. Till one day, everything, I mean everything changed. Whether it be freedom from an addiction, business deal goes through, college acceptance letter arrives, or you reach your goals and take a step into destiny, after spending days, month and years waiting for this prayer to be answered.

When God turns it.

It’s like dream.

And though it was a long time. What amazing testimony.

Recognition

“God did this.”

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

God’s Power is put on display when He blesses you. Especially for those who do not believe.

We will say:

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

I wonder if He waits purposely so that those around us will have the opportunity to share our experience so that they too will taste and see also, that God is real.

And He does miracles still.

And He is so good.

Especially for the people who trust Him.

4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

This verse is different.

It starts off with a request. A prayer.

Why? Didn’t the Psalmist already say God had turned or delivered them?
We are traveling through different seasons, and yet experience similar type of obstacles.
We all will come to a situation, where we feel trapped.

Maybe even be still entangled in the sins of your past.

All bring us to the end of ourselves.

That’s okay.

We can call out to God in prayer, and He will hear us.

And deliver us from all our fears, addictions, and situations.

Whether you have to walk through the valley to get there, or wait for the Lord to come through for you.

He will.

And He promises to reward you.

Reap

Tears are seed too.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

When you sow your tears in the soil of God’s Word it will spring up leaves, a tree and fruit, that will produce such joy in your life. The Joy Unspeakable will come not only because He came through for you and the answer, turn around, were exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or even think, but because now you know Him.

Or rather, have a better understanding of Who He is.

Reverse

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

The years of pain, will be reversed to gain.

Years of bondage will be reversed for freedom.

Years of poverty, will be reversed with wealth.

Years of loss will be reversed to new life and reedemed time.

Years of weeping, will be reversed to rejoicing….

You may have gone forth, or left, leaving behind your past, or was left of it with tears.

A relationship, a dream job,

Maybe even a loved one.

Just know that He is on The Throne. He knows everything. So settle in this.

He which began a good work in you will continue till the day of Christ.

Your tears again, are seed.

He sees your pain. He has heard your cries. He will show you His deliverance and His Mighty Power–suddenly. So much so that you will be in awe and wonder at His Work in you that you will now know what to do but praise God!!

Psalm 126 will be a reminder to us all that true restoration can only come from The One Who knows the Times and Seasons and will definitely deliver you at the right time.

So that all will know that God is God. And He has done this in your life, hopefully opening their eyes to the freedom you have in Jesus.

Celebrate. Be merry! You’re free now. Rejoice and be glad over all that God has done!

God bless you today

Tune into the podcast on Psalm 126 “Celebrate”

And stayed tuned for more podcasts and faith filled resources to help you take one step and season

May the Lord God bless this week before us! Stay expectant. Great things are in store for you. A reward of blessings is on its way. Just keep staying humble. And expectant.

Staying ready,

Amarachi

Fly

You’ve waited long enough.
In the slumber of your dreams.
And waited quietly as your heart was broken by setting apart.
You’re free now.

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Used by God.
Set free.
As a bird flying high in the sky.
Your heart has made whole now.
Your heart has been strengthened.
Break free now. Break free.
Your heart has been illuminated. Like the Son you shine.
Your heart is free now from the chains of the past.
Your tears are heard. Are seen.
So break free now. Catapulted into your Destiny.
Your heart is free now from the chains of the past.
I strengthened your heart so now you can fly.
Now you can fly.
Now you can fly.
I’ve strengthened your heart,
So now I can fly.
Now. You. Can. Fly.
Fly. Fly.
Fly.
Fly baby, fly.”
Isaiah 40:31/Psalm 27:14/Psalm126

Have a great week flying everyone.

And don’t forget to share in the comments your view from above.

God bless you all.

Have a soaring week.

Amarachi

Trust in The Lord.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct (make smooth) your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Sometimes it can be hard to follow God’s instructions because your not sure where you are going.

But The Lord knows what’s best and He is the One Who Directs our steps.

This lack of knowing has occurred so many times in my life.

I will have a plan in my heart for the day, written out, cataloged. Down to the “t”. However, when I start moving forward, I keep hitting walls in my heart, that I can not override….because it is God’s way of showing me He has something better.

All I need to do is take my hands off, and allow Him to take charge.

Allow Him to speak.

Let Him control my day.

I may have plans, but the best always happens when he directs my steps.

He has the best intentions.

To bring you an expected, GOOD end.

So try to not fret, force or…whatever you do, to complicate the process.

He loves you. And He only has the best in store for you. Just how you get there may not be what you expect.

Nonetheless…

Trust Him.

For your trust in God shows Him how much you love Him.

Thank you Father.

 

I pray you let Him take the reigns f your life today.

Take courage, it will all make sense in the end.

I’m praying for you,

Amarachi

Jacob’s Song

The story is Jacob wrestled with an angel till morning for his blessing (Genesis 32:22-32)
Sometimes it can seem like that.
A constant battle of walking in truth before Him.

Yet. Never give up. Because once we set in our minds to give God our all and let Him use our hearts for His Kingdom….He will bless us.

Jacob got His blessing.

And so will you.

So,

Never let go.

Till the Lord blesses your soul. With whatever your seeking Him for. Whether it be deliverance, promotion, or healing.

The Lord will bless your soul, if you just keep holding on to Him.

I wanted to share this with you friends.

Here it is:

Sing this song as you meditate on His goodness and love for you, and go deeper with God into all He’s calling you to be. Asking Him to help you overcome your battles and make you new again.

There are struggles that are beyond what we can see know and understand. But He knows how to make it well with your soul. He knows how to make your heart new again. So continue asking, praying and resting in His Everlasting Love. For He cares for you.

God bless you all today.

Have a good weekend.

Don’t give up on seeking God and asking for His Light and Love to come and make you whole. For He will give you peace and make you whole.

Amen.

God Is With Us

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you”–Deuteronomy 31:6

Whatever the situation, whatever the problem; no matter the challenge or new calling, new venture, or opportunity the Lord has placed before you–do not be afraid. Just know that God is going before you and He will be with you….wherever you go. Go and poessess what He has for you. Move into The Lords best for your life. Inherit what He has called and set apart for you.

Again–

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
And

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you...” —Deuteronomy 31:6,8

So don’t be afraid. Only believe in Him. You can trust The Lord. He is faithful God Who will also do it.

My prayer for us today is that God shows us His Glory mightier than ever before in this season and keeps us grounded like never before.

I pray God’s peace and strength keep you as you step into all that He has for you.

I pray God’s gracious nature fills your heart with all joy and peace as you continue to walk into all that He has for you.

May The Lord bless you with His fire, strength and peace as you and I walk out together the calling He has given you and I and continue to seek His face for wisdom concerning the opportunities He has placed before us.

In His Name, I pray Amen.

God bless you all today,

I’ll continually pray for you as you do me.

Thank you for reading! And keep up to date with my new  blog posts every week by subscribing through your email below.

I love you all,

Amarachi

 

*All Bible verses came from the NASB translation*

Release Your Burdens to The Lord

I wanted share a devotional with you today. It is “an extra insight” piece written by Our Daily Bread Ministries for October 6th 2017.

And it says:
“During the Last Supper, Peter couldn’t imagine he would deny Jesus once—let alone three times (John 13:37–38). But then the unthinkable happened (Matt. 26:69–75). Later, however, Jesus gave Peter three opportunities to express love to the One who so mercifully forgave him (John 21:15–18).
In that love and forgiveness Peter found a way forward. We too can move forward from the sins of our past through the love and forgiveness of Christ.”

Pray this with me:

“Dear Lord, I’m so thankful that through You we can be free of the burdens of the past—the mistakes, the pain, the sins—that hang so heavy. We don’t need to carry around regret or shame. We can leave them with You.” –Our Daily Bread Ministries

Let God make you new by giving up your burdens.

There’s a lot going on in this world. Just keep your eyes focused on Him and keep moving forward. He has a plan for your life. Not your mistakes or failures. But you.

I love you all,

Amarachi

* Feel free to read the rest of the devotional here:

“If I Knew Then..” Our Daily Bread Ministries

Why Is it Never Enough?

Have you ever wondered why things are never enough for us?

Never enough food,

Designer clothes,

Sports teams,

Hobbies,

Make up,

Jewelry,

Friends,

You can fill in the blank, of whatever for whatever the desire….

There seems to be a never ending longing, thirst, desire for all things, anything to fill a place in our hearts.

Why is it like that?

Why are we never satisfied?

Because our hearts contain The Divine Features of The Lord Who Created us this way.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says,

He has also set eternity in their heart; yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”

Therefore, everything including our capabilities to dream to fill our heart with wonder are limitless.

Satan, knowing this perverts this gift, this desire. Sending us all on wild goose chases in an effort to fill our hearts with the worlds toys, that will not and were never made to fill the gap in our hearts between our Maker and eternity.

We were made with eternity in our hearts. And our Creator, that is God, Who Loves us so much that He came wrapped in human flesh to save us continues to reveal this to us in His Word.

There is a story I would like to share.

It is from Luke 12:13-21, where Jesus speaks to us about a “certain rich man” (which means he is a real life person) who spent his life accumulating material things. Day after day, night after night this man spent his life piling up his crops, money, everything. And he never stopped. He even ran out of room for his poesessions and instead of giving it away, he decided to build bigger storehouses to keep more of his things. God, was The One Who had blessed him with all this wealth. And in the end, as this man made plans to begin an early retirement, the Lord said:

‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’

Jesus ends the story by saying: “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Jesus also reminds us:

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

He encourages us to “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”

But see

What will it be for you and I to get our focus on obtaining, accumulating, and hoarding material wealth and constantly distracting ourselves with the pleasures of this world. Jesus says to us today that we can not be filled, neither can we enter into eternity with our souls entangled with the things of this earth.

Use your time,your energy, resources, and yes, even your desires, for God and His amazing plan for your life. Use it all to be a blessing to others.

Because that is what will count in the end.
On earth it is overwhelming at times to have eternity in our hearts. We have a limitless capacity in a human frame. There is bound to be violent outbreaks and frustration (not saying that’s the only reason for our disobedience, or sin).

But for now and always, the only was can fulfill the desires in our hearts is by giving up the same heart to The One Who Created it.

There is a God shaped hole in our heart and it takes only the Creator to fill it.

The frustration stops here.

The healing starts there.

The answer starts here.

Nothing but The Truth of God’s Word and Love can take us to a place of endless starvation to complete wholeness in The One Who Created Us.

Nothing can make us Fulfilled then Jesus Himself.

For He made you in His Image, and created you for life with Him.

And it is He Alone that will fill it.

Don’t get discouraged if you feel like Satan has decieved you into filling yourself with the things of this world.

And don’t get discouraged if you feel like you have been trying to fill your life with the wrong things.
There is a solution. Abandon what you think is important. Abandon the needless things of this world that you have been trying to fill your life with. And cling to The One, The One and Only One Who Can Fill you.

Your Everlasting Strength.

Your Saving Grace.

For He Alone is The One you will answer to. Not the money, the good, clothes or friends. but God alone.

He is The One Who Cleansed You from your sins.

The One Who Saved You From all your fears.

He is The One Who is Forever.

And your Resting place for all eternity.

Pray this with me:

Help me Lord to stop chasing things that don’t mean or matter much and start seeking the life You have prepared for us. God, I love you. Thank you for placing eternity in my heart so I can seek and have the pleasure of knowing You and Your Ways for all eternity.

In Jesus Name, I pray Lord,

Amen.

I love you all.

Remember the things of this life can’t support us or fill us..it’s only God who will.

Amarachi

*All verses are from NASB Translation*

I Spoke Up

Everyone

knows that I was the good girl.
I did my best to make everyone happy with me.
But then I found out that,
It was impossible,

to please the whole crowd.

So I spoke up, I spoke out.
I learned that love don’t hold its tongue,
And passion doesn’t bow to what they think.
It’s you and me.
Sometimes it’s painful to be brave
To look fear in the face,
And know your name.

To find your strength.” — “I Spoke Up”, Steffany Gretzinger

Here is a song for the ones trying to hear, seek, and know God’s Voice.

As well as their own.

You are extraordinary. And your voice matters. So don’t let fear, or frustration keep you from speaking God’s Words in your life.

You’re not the only one that has difficulty raising her and his voice. But me and God are working through it. He’s helping me to speak up more and more, in love, in more ways than one.

Here’s to finding our voice.

Together.

Listen: “I Spoke Up” by Steffany Gretzinger

Love doesn’t keep quiet, even in the midst of controversy, disagreement and push back.

I pray you take

the journey with God so that you will find your voice too

.

God bless you today, I love you.

Amarachi

He Looks To See What You Will Do

I wrote this awhile back when I was still writing on.

It was not an easy place for my heart to be in.

But He led me here again so I,
And you,

Can learn from this too.

We were just talking about this. My close friend and I, she told me about the lingering hurts of cutting words from a stranger into her life. She kept walking on, after some encouragement. And we realized that these words can be detremential..but at the end of the day are fleeting. Having no merit or weight about who we really are and what we have done.

I was feeling some sorts about my life.

And I scrolled through some work just to see what I could do.

Get inspired.

Encouraged again.

Looking at or even at least thinking about story ideas makes me feel better.

Then God led someplace else.

He wanted me to see how far I have come.

I heistated but I began to read.

He is always right.

And here I am sharing what I wrote.

And here I am again,

Receiving encouragement from what I never trusted as good work.

The truth is: I didn’t believe there were be words worth of value in here, the old document with words written from the earth of my heart in the past.

But it is. He led me back to this to show me how far I have come.

Here are some of this things God was speaking to me about during this time.

Here are words God is speaking to me now.

And I want you to read it.

And be touched and inspired by the words He spoke to me during this season of growth and learning.

Two years ago.

July 16th, 2015

A Time for Everything: He Looks to See What You Will Do

My self-esteem, I thought it was pretty high…but in particular with this week, I have noticed there were many things that were sent my way (from the enemy I am sure) that have challenged my heart’s ideas about who I am. My worthiness, my confidence and etc.

And I know many can relate to this. Maybe even little things, low blows from parents, siblings, even close friends. Snuffs from people you thought you were cool with. Even benign things such as misunderstandings, rushed conversations…failed social encounters. Which you know really don’t mean anything compared to the overall scheme of life, but those things just seem to bug you. You consider your thoughts and actions.

Your words are lost…..scriptures escape your mind…you lack focus…you keep rehearsing in your mind: “Maybe I could have done this…or this….or I could have said this…maybe I should have let her know, or did I do something wrong? Why are they mad at me? Was I to blame….Am I the problem? I am the problem….” We give room for the enemy to amplify the situation.

You get sad, forlorn. You stop your usual functions over something as little as a rude, or harsh word. A cold shoulder. Unfair treatment, an offence.

But good Lord. Aren’t I glad the Lord prepared me for this week!

God told me before this week began:

1. Don’t beat yourself up. it is a completely human thing to do, but it is also a very prideful thing to do. Why? You keep focusing on yourself. He cares about you, loves you, and still thinks the best of you. You are His child you know?

2. If people offend you, forgive them. God has a good way of getting people back for all the wrong they have caused you…trust me….believe me.

3. Protect and guard your heart with all diligence. For out of it come the issues of life. [paraphrased, Proverbs 4:25] Not only what comes into you. But what comes out of you. Speak with great clarity, but also remember to keep sound wisdom and discretion, which are the fruit of the Holy Spirit coming from your lips. Never speak without checking your spirit or thinking over it with God.

Protect your heart from being engaged in the issues, and cares of this world. You must understand. Disagreements, arguments with people, slander, hurtful words thrown your way, and mediating on that is still a care of this world. Why? Because most harmful arguments happen in the flesh. Gosh, I just learned this today. You can not be engaged in the affairs of this life, because you go into battle, only to please the one who has called you to be a soldier. Jesus Christ our Lord. And I know you would want Him to return with you musing about a dumb argument you have had with your sister upteen billion times! I think not! SO, please, be careful to not take these words to your heart. Pray to God, ask God to guard your heart and mind with peace [Philippians 4:7].

4. It is okay, it is more than okay, to be yourself. Why? Because you are free.

How? God bought you with a heavy price for you to be.

And what price was that?

The blood of His only Son–Yeshua. But we all know Him as, Jesus, the Son of the Living God.

I know it may seem hard to consider or imagine. But just think of it this way:

A. This life is waaay too short for you to be carried away in banal arguments.

B. We are all accountable to God for what we do, every little thing. Now, that can be a little scary to some. But it shouldn’t. If you are walking with God, there is nothing to fear! God is near and will help you. You may not like it, flesh wise, but it will be for your good!

C. In everything, at least this helps me, I want Jesus to be proud of the way I acted and my response to the circumstances of life.

Get stronger, and work on this. Because when we do, God will work it for our good. Our character will be stronger, and therefore, can support the greater power/anointing God will give us.

I love you all and may God bless you.

Remember/Meditate on Philippians 4:7. Ask God to rule your heart and mind with peace. And ask Him for strength and even courage to do the right thing before Him always.