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

His Will…or Ours?

There is no such thing as permissive will. There is either God’s Will which is right and always perfect and our will. Our will is flawed. And hopelessly selfish at times.

But God’s Will is perfect.

God’s Ways are higher than our ways. His thoughts our Higher than our thoughts. God’s Ways, His Will– are ALWAYS best (Isaiah 55:8-9).

And His Perfect Ways and Will, will always produces the best gifts.

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow (shadow of turning)”–James 1:17

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we decide to take on our desires first and then try to merge them into God’s plan for our lives.

It never works. And what we come to is a distorted image of the future.

God never forces. Once He sees we are not going to change our minds about something, He steps back, and give us the, free will to decide His Way or our way.

Most of the time we decide our way.

And when our way does not work out we get frustrated or offended at the very same Father who encouraged you to do things His Way.

We try to cast the blame on God or others when life does not turn out the way we expected. When in reality, it is ours to blame. We decided the way to go. We trotted down the wrong path. We didn’t feel like honoring God. It’s true. Not only for you..me too.

God, in His Mercy, will forgive us and heal our lives and situation but He can not,

Or will not–

Submit our will,

For His.

We must accept the truth that we are His Children. Living under His protective Hand.

And obeying His Will is the best thing we can do for our lives.

And we first do that by surrending our will for His. It’s not easy.

It’s okay. It’s worth it in the end.

How do I do that?

Give your

Well, you can start by saying to Him your sorry. That your making things right by repenting or turning from your sins. Two, you can humble yourself by saying that “Your Will is the best for my life and I ask that You change my thinking that it lines up with Your Own.”

And three.

“Sweet Jesus. I let go and You’re free now to do whatsoever you desire for my life. I pray my life is now in your Hands. Turn it, whatever way You desire and I shall be healed and blessed. Thank You Father. I delight myself in You, therefore, you will still grant me the desires of your heart. And because my life has now been turned for You, the fulfillment of those desires will always be good and perfect.

Only if you mean it say: I love you.

I pray God heals your heart so you can enter into His best for your life.

I love you all.

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.

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

Divine Interruptions

November 23rd, 2015 the Lord had laid on my heart to share my heart regarding what I had learned that past week. After going through a plethora of heart stirring thoughts, and lessons I had learned the day before, this is one of the many conclusions I had shared.

This is what I wrote:

“I also learned that interruptions in my life may be frustrating, but at times it is God’s way of centering us, humbling us into reality. His Way of completing us and making us less self absorbed.

Like if you still have homework to do, someone reminds you that the dishes need to be washed…

Or when you are in the middle of writing a great story and the dinner table just has to be set by you…..

Or when you are in the middle of writing a blog, and for some odd reason now is the time for someone to remind you that the trash needs to get done…..

God knows we can become burnt out, and single minded, when we only focus on our own goals and plans, that’s why His divine interruptions are our saving grace.

I love you all,

Whoever you are and whatever you do

Goodnight or good morning,

God bless you.

Amarachi

Give it to God

Originally written November 15th 2017

“Give it to God”

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”–1 Peter 5:7

There was a little girl, walking outside of Speedway, with a sugar drink in a gigantic cup. She wobbled, as her mouth gripped the straw and slurped the cool, sweet drink. Her white outfit shined under the bright beams of my moms busted van. I smiled as I watched her desperately grip the drink, the drink that was almost as big as her entire torso. She walked and walked into the cool crisp night towards the filling stations.

Next to her was a man, most likely her father, who was silently walking beside her, reached out to her coax and encourage her to hand him the cup, for he knew it was too big for her. Too heavy for her.

Too much for her to handle.

But she stubbornly kept walking, with her face bent toward the ground, focusing, intently on carrying that gigantic cup.

After a few attempts, her father, allowed her to carry it, all the way back to the car.

Sometimes I feel we are just like that little girl.

We carry our lives in limbo, clinging to its very breath, hoping nothing will fall…worrying that something will crash. We will crash. We keep our head down, concentrating too hard, fixing our eyes on the wrong thing…..only to look up one day and find that our lives have passed us by.

And just like the loving Father that He is, God walks along side us, reaching out to us, encouraging us, coaxing us to give it to Him.

I’ll take it.

I’ll handle it.

I’ll take care of it.

But no.

We, just like this little girl, slurp greedily, clinging steadfastly on the very thing that will destroy us. We change our gait, and walk slowly and surely. And while our arms get sore, fingers smart, and thumbs swell, you say: “I”m almost there. I can make it on my own. And besides, I just can’t just give my life away.”

You start thinking: “I will never see it again. I will lose all control. And…I will never be happy then.”

When you’re actually saying: “I can’t trust any other person with my life. I can’t hand over everything to someone I can’t see. I can’t handle the uncertainty. I can”t handle the possibility of failure.”

Selfishly, willfully, pridefully, we continue to take these steps.

And yet all the while, God, Our Father, walks alongside us, watching our every move. Making sure we don’t slip, or crash, or fall. He walks quietly, carefully alongside us, waiting for us to give it up, and give it all for Him to carry.

He made us.

He knows our limits.

He knows what we can or can not handle.

God can take care of us.

Only if we allow Him.

God’s constant presence in our lives speaks volumes of truth.

We can hand everything over to Him because He is an all-powerful, and all seeing God. God knows the end from the beginning. He can prepare us for the future and save us from the memory of our mistakes.

We can trust Him because He is good, and takes care of the birds, how much more us?

We can cast our burdens on Him, because God fills the WHOLE UNIVERSE. God is BIGGER and STRONGER than we could ever imagine. He can handle and solve any problem, any challenge, any life that is given to Him.

God can not fail, because everything God does is a masterpiece. Look at the universe. Perfection! God also has your best interest at heart, and would never allow evil to conquer you, His prized creation. Everything God created is good, complete, and a masterpiece…including you.

If you are in a place where you feel it is too late for God to fix your problems, that you have lived too long ‘like this’ for God to fix it–you’re wrong. God loves you. God can fix any problem or life in an instant.

So, instead of allowing you to carry your burdens, frayed life and mind, God created a better plan:

Jesus.

You hand over everything to Him, asking Him to help you, asking Him to take your burdens, and take care of you, and He will help you.

If you feel that if you give it away you will lose your independence, your autonomy, your freedom, your acknowledgement of self pride and strength…..it’s not true.

He did not go through the hardships of life here on earth for nothing. He did not suffer persecution for nothing. He did get nailed to a cross, and hang there for three hours in vain.

He did not go to hell for nothing.

Wow.

He went to hell and back for who? You.

Me?

That’s right.

You.

You were that important to God that He sent a replacement to prevent you from ever going through shame, pain, and death.

And you were not created to bear the burdens you carry. You were not created to pretend you have it all together. You were not created to just survive! You were created and ransomed to live a life of freedom, grace, and truth.

You were created to live. So give it all to Him.

And live.

He alone can create something new out of your surrender.

God can.

So, why don’t you ask Him?

Ask Him to take it.

Try Him.

Because He will never fail you.

Thanks for reading.

Until next time friends,

Hand it over to him. Trust. He won’t ever let you down.

I love you,

Amarachi

Look, See How Far You’ve Come

Sunday evening came and I was restless.

I was tired of being restless so I asked God to lead me.

So sat silently for a moment and was reminded how The Lord for the past week kept reminding me of a big bin I had forgotten to look through.

Therefore, I began slowly trying to sift through papers, wallets, cards; clearing things out that needed to be thrown out.

Now, I have a tendency to look through things thoroughly–especially if it has are words on it.

So. To curb my desire, I kept trying to rush through it all.

But The Lord told me to slow down.

Focus.

To read.

And listen.

From old notebooks, to old documents of blog entries from the past, I began seeing God’s handiwork everywhere.

I was still learning even from these old insights.

I painfully walked through the sucky parenthetical errors, and the run on sentences; and discovered His words of comfort in my despair and doubt, reflections from His source of wisdom- The Bible. Prophesies and healing words of correction from Him and words of inspiration and faith, even in the midst of my doubts.

Something happened.

My eyes opened to see the beauty of these scrawled words on the page to find that God wanted to bless me today through these works.

Through these words of hope for the future, and direction, and correction, I realized that He was there all along. That He is God. That He is All Sufficient. That He will never let me go.

God was saying to me, even though I was hesitant to look at the past words fleeing from my heart–

He wanted to share with me a gift.

A gift of rememberance.

A gift of inspiration.

A gift of encouragement.

A gift of praise. God wanted to show me, “Look and see how far you have come.”

Sometimes,

The Lord will make you go through things from your past, not only so you can give them away or declutter your lifestyle, but so that He can show you how far you have come.

He wants to show you amazing you really are and how exceptional His Grace truly is.

He reveals to you how far you have come.

God reveals His Heart and His Joy for you.

God reveals the excellence of His majesty through and in you.

God reveals the testimony of your faith and the evolution of your character and heart into becoming more like His Son Jesus Christ, through words, mementos of your past.

Through those words, your history, your past with God, He reveals Who You Really Are in Him. Your identity in Him. And that’s what truly matters.

I want you to read from the words I have written for the past 3 years and I pray you will be motivated, inspired, comforted and transformed, so can become all God has made you to be.

I love you all and God bless you,

Amarachi

I encourage you to go back and clean up your work space, clean up “junk” from your past, particularly your old notebooks and journals, and let God speak to you through those words and memories of your past.

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.

Same Heart

There are just some people who don’t know how to love you.

And that’s okay.

Not everyone can love God and love people with a heart of intention like you can.

Not everyone can say that they love you to the moon back.

But God can.

So before you get angry or bitter of what others can not give you…

Just remember that God gave you the ability to love like He loves.

He gave you the ability, capacity, to give of yourself just like He did for us all.

Before the beginning of time came.

As He sealed Himself as a sacrifice for your life.

He declared.

That no one can love you like He can.

No one will love like He can.

No one has the same Heart as His.

Except if you have been made new in your soul, and your spirit remain in Him,

By accepting The Son Who gave His heart and life for thee.

Let our prayer be:

Not everyone can love You can, God.

But I want to.

Help me to love and have a heart like you. Help me to continue loving and caring for others so that they may experience Your Love through me.

Not everyone can love you can.

But that’s okay.

Jesus does.

He will give you a new heart to love one another.

And He will give you the best of His heart for all eternity.

Have a good week, holding on to this truth.

That He can love better than we can.
However, God can still give us the ability to love beyond our understanding. All so others can know Who He is. And so that you may learn to grow in His Love.

Thanks for reading.

May God bless your heart so you can dream big love like our very own Lord.

I love you all in Christ,

Amarachi