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God Refresh My Soul

Join me live tomorrow @ 10:30am UK time as we broadcast from the SDAICC Church in Copenhagen Denmark. Click this link to view https://youtu.be/guurh6ardDY 

During this lockdown because of covid-19, we’ve experience the hottest spring on record. On a hot day after exercise there is nothing more refreshing than having some crisp, cold water to drink when you’re dry, thirsty and tired! It refreshes, restores and revitalises. If quenching your thirst feels so good and invigorating, then imagine just how much better it feels to refresh your spirit and soul when you’re spiritually flat and mundane.

That’s what God had in mind when He stated that He desires for you to come before Him and plug yourself back into His unlimited strength and power. If you stay connected to Him He will refresh your soul, lift you when you’re down, and lead you into victories in your life. Hallelujah!

Today, not only will staying connected with God refresh your soul, the same should be true of your time with other believers who have His Spirit. It will be so exciting when church reopens and followers of Christ gather for worship and praise, it should be uplifting, refreshing and rejuvenating for everyone involved, people should leave the place different than when they came in because of God’s presence.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul.”

Pray With Me

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for being my shepherd. Father, give me a great desire to seek You daily, and get plugged in and stay plugged in, so my soul can be refreshed and my spirit filled with Your living water, so that I will never thirst again. God, I thank You also for the times I have had with fellow believers, hopefully this will become the norm again as lockdown is eased, and we’ll be able to refresh and uplift each other in ways we cannot know. In Christ’s Name! Amen. 

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It’s About Your Heart

With covid-19 I’m told that most people don’t even know they’ve had it, or show signs of infection on the outside. When you become a believer in Christ, He begins to work in and through you automatically. Inside, you are becoming a completely new person.

No one else around you may notice the change, at least not immediately, because people usually only see the outside of a person, and what they can see and hear. Sometimes, you yourself may not even see or feel the change. But the fact that you’ve accepted God and His grace, changes you from the inside out, and He is still changing you because you belong to Him. Don’t let people’s negative judgement of you stick or hurt, only God can see your heart.

Today, don’t be discouraged if others around you don’t seem to notice how hard you’re trying, and the work God is doing in your life. Just remember that a life-changing transformation has started on your inside. God sees the difference, He knows what’s inside you, and He is bringing victory to every area of your life. It’s nobody’s business but yours and God’s! Soon the world will know.

“…The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

(1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your life-changing power and strength. Father, give me eyes to see myself and others the way You see them, from the inside out. Teach me not to judge others by what I see. God, help me not to get discouraged by what people say about me, because they really don’t know how hard I’m trying and how much You’re working on my inside, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

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The Blessings Of Heaven

Since covid-19 many have forgotten how blessed they are because of loss, separation and sickness. When you become a follower of Christ, not only do you receive eternal life, but you are blessed with spiritual blessings, no matter the circumstances. Scripture tells us that we are blessed with every blessing in heaven. 

What are the spiritual blessings of heaven? Peace, joy, favour, abundance, grace, and so much more! You are blessed with earthly talents, and you are blessed with many spiritual blessings – most of all peace of mind!

Today, let this sink down into your spirit. God has given you talents, fulfillment, favour and abundance. You are blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed when you come and when you go. You are blessed with confidence and assurance that your God will do what He says He will do. Hallelujah! The Almighty will keep you safe and secure during these times. Think about all of the blessings that God has given you, and have a praise break and thank Him today!

“How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every blessing in heaven because we belong to Christ.”

(Ephesians 1:3, TLB)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, I thank You for richly blessing me during these hard times. Father, help me not to take your blessings for granted. Teach me how to take praise breaks daily at work, at school and at home. God, help me to seek Your favour and live abundantly in Your love and blessings, in Christ’s Name! Amen.

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You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It

On becoming a Christian, I resisted change. I wanted to remain sinful but also be a saint. There are people who want to follow Christ and remain the same. They want to have their cake and eat it as the saying goes. When you become a follower of Christ, your life should be different. Everything about you becomes different. When we follow God’s commands, it means we do things differently from our life before Christ and people without Him.

It means, instead of being offended, we choose love. Instead of insisting on our way, we serve others. It means, instead of trying to be right all the time, we build and lift others up. This may not be the way most people in the world act, but that’s okay. We are called to be different. We are called to rise higher. We are called to be examples of God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness.

Today, being different may not make sense to those that don’t know Christ, but that’s okay. God will promote you to a new level of blessing, favour and victory when you commit yourself fully to Him. Don’t live a life of mediocrity, live a life of excellence for God. Life a life pleasing to Him and don’t be afraid to be different!

Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.”

(1 Peter 2:11, NIV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for transforming me into Your image, and allowing me the privledge of being Your disciple. I know that means I can’t be like the world, as I am now set apart for Your good. God, teach me how not to comprise and stand up even when it’s not popular. Teach me to embrace difference for Your kingdom. Help me to love like You, and be a light everywhere I go. In Christ’s Name! Amen.

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My Lock-down Workout Advice

During this lock-down there has been more exercise programmes on T.V, zoom and YouTube than ever before. Scripture talks about the value of getting both physical exercise and spiritual exercise. Yes, our spiritual development will last into eternity, but our physical development helps us to be more effective while we are here on earth. We have to take care of our whole person in order to live a balanced life and reach our full potential. If one was to be sacrificed, then your physical exercise should always give way to your spiritual exercise which will give you eternal life.

Remember, our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Are you making time to take care of your temple? Sometimes we make a bigger deal about getting exercise than we need to. You don’t have to get a gym membership or work out for a long time to have benefits.

Today, while in lock-down, get started on your physical and spiritual workout. Physical: start walking in your neighbourhood. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Spiritually: kneel in prayer morning, noon and night. Lift your hands in praise to your God. Consistently open your Bible and stand on His promises. Hallelujah! Do whatever you can do to stay active, because exercising spiritually and physically is what makes a balanced workout and prepares you for eternity!

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8, NIV)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, I declare today that I am committed to be my best spiritually and physically. Father, I desire to honour You with my whole being. God, help me not to forsake my physical exercise, but most importantly to not forsake my spiritual exercise. Help me to make good decisions that will build my physical and spiritual immune system, being an effective example for my loved ones and people I come into contact with everywhere I go. In Christ’s Name! Amen.

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I Am Not Condemned

During sickness, death, lockdown and isolation of covid-19, many of us start reflecting on our past, wondering what if we got sick and died? We spend time evaluating where we are in life spiritually. Many will be very guilty of the life they have led, wondering have I been forgiven, is God’s grace enough to give me a place in paradise. The truth is you’re not condemned, your past is the past and God has enough grace to cover your sin. Reflect on that and let that thought lift your spirit. Hallelujah!

Right now is there something that you feel guilty about? If you have repented to God, the Bible says He takes your sin and throws it as far as the east is from the west. He casts it into the depth of the sea of forgetfulness. That means God chooses to forget your sins! They are completely removed. Gone.

Today, don’t let the enemy make you feel guilty for something that happened in your past. The enemy is the “accuser of the brethren,” and he works overtime to try to bring you down with false accusations. Be confident that if you’ve given it to God, He doesn’t remember it. You are free from condemnation through the blood of Jesus Christ. The next time the enemy brings up your past, just declare “I am free from condemnation in Jesus’ Name!”

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live and walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.”

(Romans 8:1 AMP)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, thank You for setting me free in the name of Yahshua my Messiah! Father, thank You for forgiveness. Thank You for washing me clean of the sins of my past and making me new today. God, I rebuke the enemy and his guilt, shame and negative thinking of condemnation that he has sown in my mind. I receive Your grace and mercy, so that I can be a vessel used by You, in Christ’s Name! Amen. 

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Intentional Listening

During this pandemic the hardest thing has been to know what or who to listen to – media, doctors or the scientists. I find my mind wondering, hoping and even concerned instead of listening. Do you ever find that when people are talking, your mind is racing so fast thinking about what you are going to say or do, instead of really listening?

In life and in Scripture, we see God’s voice is not the loudest one out there. Many voices of the world are vying for our attention. You have to be intentional in order to hear His voice. At times His voice is still and quiet, and so we must be still and quiet in order to hear Him. Intentional about turning down life’s volume.

Today, make hearing His voice a priority in your life. Set aside time each day to just listen. Develop a hearing heart, mind and ear, so that you can know His voice and understand His will and His ways.

“And after the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper.”

(1 Kings 19:12, TLB)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, give me the wisdom and discernment to hear Your still, small voice through the loudness of this world. Today I come to You, and I choose to be still and quiet and just listen. Not to the media, or secular non Christ centered music, or the loud voices of my past. Thank You for speaking to me as I wait patiently on You, in Christ’s Name! Amen.

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Exposed By Covid-19

Covid-19 has exposed the negative treatment of certain classes of people, and certain age groups being treated in an inhumane way. Did you know that the way you treat people has an impact on the effectiveness of your prayers? The Bible says that the prayer of the righteous person is powerful and accomplishes much. But if we aren’t treating others with honour, dignity, kindness and respect, then we aren’t allowing God’s righteousness to operate in us and through us. When we don’t treat others the way we should, it closes the door to God’s power and hinders our prayers.

The Bible says this is especially true in marriage. Marriage isn’t just an agreement between two people to live life together. Marriage is a God-ordained institution, that helps us understand love and unity and our relationship with God. When two people are married, they become one physically, spiritually and emotionally. This particular passage is directed towards husbands, but it applies to all believers as well. We should all treat others “with understanding,” which means considering the needs of others above our own. 

Today, we should always aim to treat others with kindness, dignity, and respect, and quickly choose forgiveness. The Bible says that the way we treat others is the way we treat God – what a scary thought. So choose love and treat others with respect, so that your prayers will not be hindered!

“…Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7, NLT)

Pray With Me

Yahweh, teach me to live in Your ways. Teach me how to love others, especially those I’m committed to. God, help me to always treat others with love and respect, which shows that I honour You. Show me how to be a blessing to others so that my prayers will be effective and powerful, in Christ’s Name! Amen.