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 you 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

For His Glory

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”–Philipians 1:6

I had two outbursts.
I was challenged to act like I have in the past and I chose the latter.
I was so disappointed.
And yet, I know that The Lord was encouraging me to not linger on the sin.
But rather trust Him.

“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18, NLT

Even if I feel like I can’t do this anymore. I’ll trust You. Even if I’m tempted to sulk and bury myself in grief. Mourning sin or what should have happened won’t change anything. Rather it will exacerbate everything.
So maybe the Lord is also testing my response to my sin. If I’ll run closer to Him? Or will I run further away from Him and people? Will I turn my back on life and try to excuse it by my own.

“You won’t respond in the flesh,
If you let me fill you all the way to overflowing.”–The Holy Spirit

Yet I know. Though it’s hard to accept. That this place I’m in is far more important than I realize. This place which I feel is so close to being over can not flow fulfilled till I am fulfilled in You. I’m so ready for situations to change. But yet, I’m still finishing it. Still learning how to be content in it. Still holding on preciously to the knowledge of my Savior even if my life looks incomplete. I sit here. I wait here. Gritting my teeth. Hoping that God delivers me. And hold my breath with praise wrapped up within me.
So that I can sing boldly,
Unashamedly that I was brave enough to smile.
Laugh and even when I did not want to,

For His Glory.
And all witnessing this decree. Type amen!

I pray your people experience power from Your Spirit more than ever before. Equipping them to walk out faithfully what you have given them. Let them prosper in all they do.

And let your perfect will be done.

In Jesus Name, I pray with you all.

Amen!

Remember this:

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6

What is it that comforts you about the above scripture?

Share with me in the comments below!

Have a peace filled day–

Amarachi

No Place I’d Rather Be

“There’s no place I’d rather be,
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No place I’d rather be
Then here in Your Love
Here in Your Love…”

I love these moments.

I can pray. I can cry, sing and dance. I feel safe. I can be free. For He is listening to me. He is mine. And I am His. The Lord is my Shepherd.
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leadeth me down the paths of righteousness for His name sake…. Psalm 23

In this season, my quiet place changes. Today, it sits under a window in my parents home. However,  it is still my quiet place with The Lord. My sanctuary. My place with Him. Even if it may change, I prepare a time, a place where I can hear Him and pray to Him. A quiet time where it’s just Him and I.
No matter how it looks…there must always be a place you go to every day to hear His voice, listen to His Word, read His Word, and write down what He speaks.
A place where you pour out your soul to Him. A place where you can pray.  A place where you can shout. A place where you can speak freely.

A special place.

A quiet place.

Secret place.

Where it’s just you and God.

A place where you can be still, at peace. At rest. Knowing it is alright. A place  where you can be filled again with hope, life and love, a place where you can be intimate, closely waiting with God,

And listen to His heartbeat.

Because this world will carry us away with its vanity, distractions and hopelessness if we do not.
“There’s no place I’d rather be,
No place I’d rather be,
No place I’d rather be
Then here in Your Love
Here in Your Love”…..”Set A Fire”, Will Reagen, United Pursuit

Let this be our prayer as we step into this new week,

Together

With Him.

To every season,

Amarachi 

18 things you must do in 2018 for 18 reasons.

In every season, particularly in this new one we are in–this is a concise way to help you focus on God and walk out this season successfully with God. God bless Ev. Nmezi Thank you for writing this profound list. I pray many can receive and listen to God in their own lives on how to walk in this new year.

Message from above

It’s a new year and I know you must have written a list of what you want to achieve this year. There is nothing wrong with that but something will certainly go wrong if you approach this year with the same way you approached last year. For you to achieve this year you have to change your ideology. I will tell you 18things you must do to succeed.

1. Don’t depend on your new year resolutions, depend on the resolutions of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14).

2.Never engage in business or career because of the trust you have for your friends, relations or associates. Engage in it by wisdom and understand every step to take (Proverbs 4:7).

3.Don’t waste your time on people who don’t believe in you because their unbelief will bring hindrance to you. As Jesus never did mighty works in Nazareth because of their…

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My BIG MOMENT

“There are no BIG Moments in life, just small defining ones…” a friend of mine stated as we contemplated the year.

I was taken a back at first. If anything, wouldn’t I look forward to a year full of clandestine instances, and moments that are BIG?

Whatever your dream is, most of us have a scene in our mind we go to that shows us radiantly basking in the glory of “THE BIG MOMENT” taking place.

A time where everything falls into place. A time where your hard work is recognized. A place where all your sacrifice, pain, and suffering will be rewarded. A time when everything comes to a head and makes sense.

A time that nothing can compare to.

A moment in time that will change the trajectory of your life–forever.

It depends on what you define as a “BIG MOMENT”.

What we define as BIG MOMENT is usually tied with the recognition, applause, and lifting of ourselves from others.

Whether it be being noticed by a movie producers, and becoming an instant box office sensation.

Having your articles picked up, and published by the top people in the industry.

Finally receiving that one loan for your business that would take you to a mom and pop shop to a competitive billionaire.

Being chosen out of a crowd and finally...finally being recognized for your all hard work, talents, and gifts.

A desire for that BIG MOMENT may be for many reasons. Most of these moments are self centered and speak from the fallen, hurt place of our human heart. I have come to realize from my own life that it is from a place of wounded-ness or ignorance.

Wounded-ness–The need to be acknowledged due to seasons of rejection, failure, and loneliness.

Ignorance- Simply not realizing who you are, and Who God made you to be.

When we succumb to either we come to a place of unholy longing and dissatisfaction with the season and life God has designed uniquely for us.

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.”–Psalm 51:12, NLT

It seems like we are always desperately trying to earn validation from others of how great we really are.

Our eyes have been concealed to believe the wrong thing.

Your BIG MOMENT is not a moment of recognition from other people. Your BIG MOMENT is not even a dream come true.

In reality, we ALL need to realize that the BIG MOMENT has already happened.

In Colossians, Paul, an apsotle of Christ speaks of this BIG MOMENT.

21 You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.” (Colossians 1:21-22).

“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross” (Colossians 2:13-14).

Once you and I made a decision to accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, once we believed the gospel, the good news that God saved our souls from everlasting damnation, separation from life itself; a miracle took place.

You and I are now considered blameless and adopted into The Family of God.

We are now children of God.

This decision is your BIG MOMENT–it is the very moment that changed the trajectory of your life–forever.

The moment you and I were saved was the BIG MOMENT!

We have received knowledge and wisdom beyond our hearts capability. We have now been translated from darkness into light.

No more enemies to God. Neither are we separated from Him.

I’m no longer under the control of darkness.

Depression

And fear,

And lies of my unworthiness

Is no more.

Now, I have The Hope. Jesus. Not only hope for a better tomorrow but hope for new life to come.
I now have revelation. Truth bearing in my very soul.

You know, I hated everyone. Myself included. But now I have The Love of God burning inside my heart. My heart of stone has now been made soft in His Hands.

I love. Him and others fiercely. Though the fire of that love is tested frequently, He loves me and the knowledge of this helps me return everyday to this blessed assurance.

I am a daughter of the King. I know that now. I can walk in faith knowing the truth of this royalty.

Dear friends, your BIG MOMENT happened the day you gave your life to Christ.
This event radically changed the trajectory of your life.
Forever. You will never be the same again. You are now apart of a family of sons and daughters, royalty, free, and full of life–spreading the Good News of A Savior Who Frees captives bound to sin, lust, arrogance, pride and fear into a new existence. Who loves the sinner back to repentance. Who washes away their sin with His own Blood–who is this God we serve? How could we forget the complete glory of THAT MOMENT. When guilt and shame can no longer stand in the presence of a Merciful Savior and Mighty God…

The best part…

That if we continue to stand in this truth of our risen King, you will understand this secret:

“Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory” (Colossians 1:27).
Again, nothing, no book deal, business offer, or the fulfillment of any other desire will ever compare to it.

So, “don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority” (Colossians 2:8-10).

You are fulfilled in Jesus. No need for the accolades and shine from the world. You shine anyway.
Even as I say this, many may turn to roll their eyes. Or scoff saying:

Yeah.

Sure.

What a miraculous event...and yet I’m still walking through the toughest time of my life.

I’m still at this dead end job…

I’ve been faithful to God and I still have not begun to live my dreams….

Yeah.

I’m saved. But it sure doesn’t feel it.

This life we were born in has now become a battlefield that we must conquer everyday.

And you and I can do that. If we stand faithful, our lives shine bright against the darkness and spread The Kingdom of The God. And though these times seem to last forever, they do not define you. You are still created for a purpose. (Continue to stand tall, and trust in God.)

People may not know who you are, but remember God does.

However, even in the struggle–

The day we were born,

The very first day of school (no matter the age)

Becoming a mother or father,

The first time you fall in love…for real.

The day your loved one dies.

All of these smaller moments are important. All of them are beautiful testaments of life and gifts, or opportunities for us to grow. However, without salvation-the wonder of birth, love, new beginnings, and yes, even death–lose it’s significance.

The BIG MOMENT that can not be compared to anything else is the day you enter the family of God.

We have become so selfish, so preoccupied with the things the rest of the world loves and takes pride in; we forget the wonder, the grandeur, the glory of being chosen, set apart for the purposes of The Kingdom of God. To serve, and honor The One who loves us and shed His Blood for us.

The truth is we have lost the joy we once had when we first got saved.

May our prayer be in this new year: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.” Psalm 51:12

Father,

Forgive us for forgetting our worth. How we’re more than a BIG MOMENT to you and that our lives are valuable with or without recognition of the world. I pray our hearts desire change to what You desire. I pray our hearts would be sensitive, warmed, transformed into the image of Christ.

That we would remember the truth–that we have been reconciled to you because of Jesus. That His Spirit now lives inside us and we are made new in Him. I pray we would refuse to believe the lies of the satan and instead stand in the truth: that our lives were paid with a price, Jesus Christ Blood and we are saved. Let us never settle for the common things of the world to attain success. Instead may we use what you have given us to give you glory. 

I pray our love grows more every day and we would be satisfied in Your salvation, and that we would have joy in The Lord for your favor and mercy toward us.     

In Your Name I pray,

Amen.

     Prayer of salvation:

Dear Jesus,

I believe that you died in my place on the cross, and have risen again so I can now have a new life in you. I have sinned against you–I ask you to forgive me, wash me clean. I turn away from my old life.

I ask you to help me remain satisfied in you. All the way though this journey of faith, no matter what. Thank you Lord for everything.

In Jesus Name I pray, amen.

If it was your first time praying this, congratulations! YOUR BIG MOMENT is here! Jesus says in Luke 15:10 that “there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”

That’s right. They rejoice over your heart being turned toward God! What an amazing thing! I want you to contact me if this was your first time praying this or you have rededicated your life to God. Email me at the link here:  Contact  and I will personally pray for you as well as answer any questions that you may have. I encourage you to find a church that is teaching the Word of God in a way that you can understand. Then, pray God leads you to Christian friends who will help you walk out this faith journey.

You can start here. Here you can find the friendship and encouragement you need to walk by faith.

God bless you all, and Happy New Year! May this New Year be full of joy, refining and great gold!

Commit to God this year and He will certainly commit to you.

Let it be our goal to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).  I’m praying that your faith fails not, and when your faith is strong, you go and encourage others.

I pray that He helps you through this ministry stay faithful to Him in every season.

I look forward to sharing this new season in 2018, together,

Amarachi

*All scripture taken from New Living Translation

Pregnant With Promises

Many are waiting, full of expectation, waiting for the Promise of God to come.

Many have been waiting for years.

So was Mary.

Zacharias.

And Elizabeth.

And yet, all of their stories, though spoken and recorded centuries ago stand the test of time and speak a language of faith we all are able to hear, understand…and I pray…live by.

Mary was a virgin.

Living in Israel.

She was engaged to a carpenter, Joseph.

Until one day, an angel from The Lord God Himself came to her and said:

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus” (Luke 1:30-31).

Zacharias, the husband of Elizabeth, was performing his duties as a priest in the temple when an angel of God appeared and said:

“Fear not, Zacharias: for they prayer us heard; and the wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son” (Luke 1:13).

Elizabeth was a woman of old age.

Barren. Since she was young. Then, one day she heard the news. That her womb would hold a son. And she would give birth to a child named John. John was going to be the person, the prophet ” ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). He would be the person to prepare people for the Savior of the world.

She went to visit her relative Elizabeth, for an angel of The Lord had revealed to her that Elizabeth, who used to be barren was now holding a son–a promise of God in her womb.

Zacharias mouth was shut because he doubted the promise of God coming forth out of the angel’s mouth.

Elizabeth had waited for God to grant her desire and He did.
And Mary was unexpectedly blessed but she was being watched for her whole life to determine her faithfulness to the Lord.
God favored her above all women to conceive, nurture, hold and birth the son of God….
He chose the humble of heart to bear a promise.
He chose the supposedly barren where there seemed to be no hope.
All to prove that He is God, and that with Him nothing is impossible. (Luke 1:37).

Their subsequent actions determined their faith in God (Luke 37-56).

So, what should I do after receiving a Promise from God?

“For with God nothing will be impossible.”–Luke 1:37

The first act of faith is saying YES

Obedience.
Without knowing exactly the repercussions for her yes or the sacrifices she would make for this yes….
She just said yes.
The next thing she did was to go. She went to someone who had a promise of God about ready to birth that she could see and expect with them, and pray for, and help that her faith would be developed everyday just like the precious promise of God.

Their subsequent actions determine their faith in God’s ability in their lives (Luke 1:37-56).

And she stayed in this prophetic environment where the future God has declared was honored—until the manifestation of her promise was seen (Luke 1:56).

Your faith in God and His Promises to you is directly linked to the actions you take.

The promise God, and its ability to be born is connected with your ability to stay in faith.

As you pray God’s promises, stay faithful to what He says to you about your destiny, God is developing it. Preparing it. Getting it ready just for you.
But when you speak doubt-filled words, words of unbelief, scoff, laugh or joke around sarcastically even about the promises of God–you can abort the beautiful gift God had in store for you.
Zacharias prayed for his child, John, before he came to be. With those same lips he prayed for his son, he used it to doubt.
What’s wrong with asking questions? Shouldn’t I be able to ask God questions? 

The amazing thing about God is–yes. You can.
Both of their accounts parallel, told one after the other for a reason.
One is what to do.
And what not to do.
In both of these accounts, Mary and Zacharias ask HOW to the angel delivering the good news.
But there are two different WAYS they asked.
Zacharias asked HOW in this context:

How will I know this is true?
(How is it possible for an old man like me and an old woman such as my wife to have sex and conceive?)

Mary asked HOW in this context:

I believe with what you say, but how will I physically be able to have a child, since I am a virgin?

You see the difference?
Mary was confused about the steps needed in order for the Promise.
Zacharias was a lack of faith.

God is so merciful. In both instances.
The answer for his doubt was: “I will close your mouth so you will not affect the promise of God from happening”

“20 But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time” (Luke 1:20).

The answer to her questions:
Don’t worry, nothing with God is impossible…and the angel gave her the “how.”

“35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).
Which one are you?

Are you Mary?

Are you Elizabeth?

Or are you Zacharias?

Zacharias mouth had to be closed in order to keep God’s Promise’s protected.
His unbelief may have aborted the Promise of God.

If you are like Zacharias…repent. Ask God to forgive you. He will help you find the faith to believe in His Promises again, for real this time.

God loves you. He is always looking for ways to help you and redeem you. Even if you find it difficult to believe His Promise for you, He will help you understand, press on, hold onto and eventually give birth to the promise you have been waiting for.

God does this by always pairing us up with someone who is also pregnant with a similar promise. This helps us stay in faith and stand in expectation for our own Promise from Him to come to pass.

Mary and Elizabeth partnered with one another and shared each other’s testimony, and praised God together.
Uniting in faith. Encouraged in faith. Transformed in faith.
Enlivened by faith in God and His Power,
His Mercy and His Kindness.

In the end, my dear friends,

The Promises of God are yes and amen.
God chooses the humble of heart to birth His promises in. Believing God’s Promises helps us give birth to it.

Lastly,
The sound of a promise fulfilled is shouts of joy, gladness and rejoicing. Amen.

For Zacharias: “Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God” (Luke 1:64).

For Mary: “41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord” (Luke 1:41-45).

And Elizabeth: “57 Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son. 58 When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her” (Luke 1:57-58).
For the mercy God has shown you, others will rejoice with you.
Others will see The Lord’s faithfulness.  and they will praise God for answering your prayer.

You will praise God for His Mercy toward you.

You will praise Him wholeheartedly for His Faithfulness and for bringing His Promise to birth.

God promises joy and gladness with His joy and gladness-Jesus.

 

Thousands of years later, I am overwhelmed with so much joy! Not only because Mary chose to not only say yes to God in the beginning-but keep saying yes to God every.single. day.

Regardless of the stain on her reputation and the ridicule she must of have endured for the rest of her life.

Mary birthed Emmanuel. God with us. And now we can have Him in our hearts forever.

Many of you have waited for this Promise of God to come to pass. You’ve waited for the years of depression, shame, sin to be healed. 

He is here.  God sent His Son in human flesh so you and I can witness the birth of a miracle.  Jesus and your brand new life.  The Promise came so that you will have the promise of a brand new life.

Jesus is the open door for you to have a brand new life.

When you accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, believing in Him as The Ruler of All things, including your life; you will have the opportunity to experience the peace and favor the angels sang about when He was born (Luke 2:14).

And The Joy!

The Joy of life after death. The Joy that Hope will win in the end.

The Joy of the truth: God loves you–forever!

Jesus is the reason for the season. So let’s celebrate Him as The Promise we all have waited for. Let us trust Him in all the steps we take. As we enter into this Christmas and the new year.

Together.

Thank you Father for the Promise you have given us. New life, a rebirth, and a new beginning with Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Savior and King. We love Him and we love You.

If you want this Promise God has given you today, or if you want to ask Jesus into your heart today. Pray this from your heart:

God,

I ask you to forgive me. I turn away from all my sins, my past, and my shame. I accept you Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Jesus come into my heart, make me brand new. I want you to help me live my life for Your Glory. Thank you for dying on the cross for me, for rising again from the dead so I can have new life in you.  I love you God. Thank you Jesus. In Your Name, I pray, amen.

If you have prayed this prayer for the very first time click this: and connect with us here. We would love to pray and answer any questions you may have.

Friends, Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

I pray you be filled with His Love and Joy today.

In love with His Promises,

Amarachi

“You Betta Claim It”–Peace of Mind on Lock

This is a genuine heart to heart sisterly reflection for those who need God’s peace through, for and in the storm. In every season. God made you that you may have peace eternally. Not so you can be afraid all the time. What a beautiful reminder. Thank you Marlisa G. Continue to be a lighthouse of hope for the Lord. I pray He bless the work of your hands and all that you do. God bless you.
To every season,
Amarachi

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

        I always say that if I do not have my peace of mind, I HAVE nothing. It is such a beautiful thing to have because I feel it is so rare these days and must be protected. Peace of mind to me is the number one thing that is attacked by the enemy and certainly in today’s society. Social media is amazing but all it takes is one scroll before insecurities rise up and comparisons are made in the mind. Been there and still struggle at times with that which is why social media detoxes are a must from time to time! A detox allows you to pause and evaluate where you are at mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Sis, I am writing this to let you know that you are not alone. It is one thing to know that I want you to take your peace…

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It’s Only A Test

“My child, don’t make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and don’t give up when he corrects you.
6 For the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” –Hebrews 12:5-6

It’s funny. Ever since I was young, I always loved to learn. To go to school. To read. Take exams. I loved it. Still do. School has always been a place of wonder, excitement, a place of grace where I can find the support, wisdom, affirmation that I longed for. It was here where I had the freedom to explore, create, succeed. A place where I could be appreciated for my pursuit of knowledge and hunger for it.

I learned how to study just to pass the exam.

So. I wanted to stay where I felt comfortable.

Where I felt safe. Where my ideas of life, love and character could not be challenged so much.

For me, I could learn, learn, and learn…and not feel threatened for not applying it. Because no one challenged me to. If I had an exam or test I would study just for the test…never learning how to use it for my life.

Never allowing what I had learned to sink into my heart and flow out into my life.

Yet, I was never meant to stay here.

It is meant to reform behavior and develop life skills (ideally) to help a child function for the rest of their life.

But that was never the intention of school. Regardless of how it’s structured, it was never meant to be a place where you learn how to “school”. It is meant to reform behavior and develop life skills (ideally) to help a child function for the rest of their life.

It is a safe place where you learn the importance of key subjects, and use these lessons to live a better life.

Majority of your existence will be in school. A place where God is training you, teaching, molding, developing you into the person He already has created you to be. That you may be fully equipped to handle, to cultivate, to inherit and to stand fully in your calling.

So that you will fulfill your destiny.

He uses His Word, and other believers to help you grow and be ready when it’s time for a test.

That is if only you are willing.

If you’re willing.

Many of you reading this may have not had a positive school expeirence.

You felt like you wasted years of your life with posion filled friends, homework and teachers.

You may have been,

Bullied.

Felt like you were overlooked,

Or unwelcome.

Just know that this time around, when God leads you to school to learn,

And gives you tests to reveal your character and heart….

If you are willing to trust Him.

School may look differently for every one.

You may be called to go back to actual school, college or etc.

You may be called back to your old neighborhood.

You may be called back to an old job.

Past friend,

Or relationship (platonic, or romantic) so that you can see what you have missed, what you are lacking, how to improve, how to prepare better for the storms of life, and finally…

How to overcome it all.

Everyone’s test will not look the same.

It may not be what you had planned. However, it is for a reason. He is doing it because He has a plan in it all. He is doing it because He loves you.

A good teacher prepares his or her students to not only to pass the test but how to apply it in your everyday life so that you may one day share it with others. All in an effort, so they too can miss the same pitfalls and mistakes you have made yourself. God is not willing that you would perish nor is He willing that you don’t fulfill your destiny.

He wants you to learn through school, through the lessons, take the tests and trials that it brings–and come out of it better than you were before.

Tests are meant to show what’s in your heart. Tests are meant to reveal who and what you are made of.

These tests are not meant to kill you but make you into the person God created you to be.

Tests make you stronger, wiser, and more loving.

And He is using these tests to purify, sift, remove the bad in you to heal your brokenness and trade it for wholeness.

But you need to be willing to go through the tests that come with school.

What happens if you are not?

You may have to repeat the same class. You may have to repeat the same test. Yes, it can seem like a waste of time, energy, and tears. However, humility is the prerequisite to growing, learning and passing the tests of life.

Just know if you do have to repeat the tests of life–

It’s okay.

Trust in God and rely on His never changing Character and Love for you.

Don’t be afraid.

It’s only a test.

And it’s only for a season.

And just like every season,

it passes.

It’s going to be alright.

Take refuge in His strength, and in His grace that you may excel in the school of the Lord and the tests of time.

When gold is tried, it’s purified.

You have gold in you. Let God correct you and discipline you so His best can shine in YOU.

You can do this. Allow Him to get you through every test and trial and you will pass.

Every single one.

Lord, help me, help us, to abide in you, and allow You to teach us what we need to know while we are in school whatever and wherever that may be. And when we go through tests and trials, help us to remain faithful to you, no matter the pain, endure and stand strong.

Help us to learn and be bold in our faith so we can be ready for the tests of life that are coming ahead. Thank you for purifying us, and bringing us out like gold. Heal us. Restore us. Make us new again. In Your Son’s Name, we pray….

Amen.

Have a beautiful Sunday.

God bless you.

Shining like gold,

Amarachi

Question: Tell me, what test has God brought you through? And what kind of lesson did you get from it that you can now share with others? I love to hear from you, comment below 🙂

Reckless Love

Let God’s Love overwhelm you, overtake you, and fill you. God loves you. Listen to this song on your way home from work or wherever you are.

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter how far you go, His Love will always find you.

I thank God for you all.

Have a wonderful weekend 💖

Amarachi

Faith ReVamped

Prelude

God,

No matter the costs,

I will keep the faith.
I will stand in the midst of trials.
I will hold on to You.
I will trust You.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.”–Hebrews 11:11

Truth? Your faith is going to be tested. But that does not mean you break under it. Instead. Stand. Your faith will never be in vain. God will make sure you’ll never be put to shame. He will never leave you hanging….

I recall many a time when my faith in Christ took me to the end of me.
End of my journey.

My life.

But God never left me.

I know it sounds strange to the normal hearing.

But it is so true.

I could have never done the things that I have done without divine blessings.

I could have never done what I have without His Help.

I could never be who I am, tender heart and all, without The Cleansing and healing Words of God in the Bible.

I could have never been set free from addiction on my own.

I could have never been set free from depression on my own.

Yes, there are those who say we have great power lined within our souls that enable us to do such great feats.

But can you, on your own, save yourself from a car accident that should have ended your life?

Can you escape yourself when you have been strangled under the currents of depression?

Can you fight off the bullies and naysayers once and for all?

Can you stop your own wrongdoing?

Can you in your own power, by your own strength…do any of these things?

No.

You can not.

And you were never meant to.

You see, faith to the outside world seems precarious, mystical and somewhat scary.

When in reality it’s not. It’s simple. Yet its results are so complex and can be beautiful.

In you.

And around you.

So stop thinking your faithless.

You have faith. But where are you placing it?

In people? Family, friends?

Jobs?

Circumstances?

Yourself?

You disappoint yourself.

Circumstances change all the time

Jobs come…and go.

People disappoint us all the time…even if they don’t intentionally mean to.

However, having faith in God is different. Having faith in the real one—brings about results. Faith in Him is always consistently…good. No matter what the outcome, even if it is not what you expected, is glorious.

Miraculous. Not only for you. But even those around you will marvel at God’s goodness in your life.

Faith in God, the real one brings about positive, long lasting, character building results.

Results that instantly change who you are, and bring about who you were meant to be.

Faith in God helps you understand Who God is, His intimate care and love for you.

Faith is what we hope for, and evidence of things (including God. Not diminishing Him to a thing, but I pray you understand) not seen.

God is so real.

He knows you. He loves you.

I’m praying your faith fails not, and when you come back, you strengthen other believers. God bless you, love you all.

Have faith. Stand stand. Trust in Him. Remain encouraged.

Your faith is not in vain. It is not for nothing. It will not be wasted.

Keep walking with Him, standing with Him, till He comes.

Amarachi

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!!