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Word Of The Day: Building In Silence.

Word Of The Day:

Building In Silence.

Luke 1:24-25 (NIVUK)
24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.’


Building In Silence – Dephne Madyara

Oh my word. This spoke to me so much on so many levels, this combined with some of the other videos of Dephne’s that I watched today have really spoken to my heart. This video really took aim at me and my own requests. There is one main thing that I have been praying for, for a long time now and it hasn’t happened. A few times I felt like it was going to happen but it didn’t happen and then the cycle of disappointment and works began.

When that cycle would happen I would ask God to show me what I was doing wrong and then I would also look to myself and start questioning my motives about my request. (My request is not a private request it is one that would be very public if it is God’s will for my life.) At the start of me praying with faith and hope (I may write a post about faith and hope, at some point.) I found that the answers I searched for revealed that within my heart; –really deep down below the surface reasons- was the negative reasons for my request, the things that are not of God. I would then try and tell myself that the pure; good, wholesome reasons for my request would win out; that they would stop me from showing off, bragging, not reflecting God but the devil. (This is a whole post on its own.)

But what this Bible study has shown me is that when you don’t check or test your heart, whatever is lurking beneath -the confidence in flesh things Philippians 3– will cause you to fail when blessings come your way. The wholesome things will be there alongside the negative things.

Elizabeth could not conceive well into her old age but it was 5/6 months, –which is far longer than most women wait nowadays before they share the news of their pregnancies- before anyone knew that she was pregnant. When she finally conceived she did not / could not tell anyone. She didn’t go to her husbands relatives, neighbours anyone who had shamed her for being unable to conceive instead she just carried that baby (John the baptist.) without telling anyone until an angel told her cousin Mary that she too was pregnant.

Luke 1:24-25 (NIVUK)
24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. 25 ‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.’

This part of the Bible that is so easy to ignore or not understand the magnitude of the story spoke to me. Elizabeth had the right to go to the people who had looked down upon her to share the news but she didn’t. (Elizabeth is not the only Biblical woman who couldn’t conceive, Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, these are the one’s that I know of.) Like Elizabeth I have felt as though God blessing me with my request would change, or remove people’s negative thoughts of me. But the main “good” reason why I wanted this request to come to pass and for me to scream and shout about it was to show God’s glory.

With everything that God blesses us with, His glory will be shown, we don’t need to scream and shout about it. When God gives us a new beginning, from being publicly sinful to being made anew His glory is within that. Wherever we go, regardless of us telling people about walking with God and being forgiven there is a change within us that people can not ignore. So when it comes to God’s glory being shown in His blessings we don’t need to do or say anything they will see it.

Whilst I was watching this video I was reminded of this quote;
“Work Hard In Silence, Let Your Success Be Your Noise.” 

This quote is one that I began implementing at the start of my conscious walk with God. I knew that I needed to be less public about the things that I wanted and was working towards; for a few reasons, disappointment, failure, other people, jealousy, it not being God’s plan, the list goes on. Dephne also mentioned in the above or this video maybe, that sometimes we need to keep things private because not everyone who we share our plans / dreams with has good intentions for us. Sometimes those people who we think are on side are actually wishing us bad, they don’t want us to succeed they want to keep us where they are. In misery and down in the dumps.

What I have taken from this Bible study and some of the other videos that I have watched is that delay is not denial. BUT our response to finally getting what we have requested is what is crucial. When God is preparing us, pruning and attempting to remove any of the things that will lead us down the wrong path we need to listen and remove what God is wanting / needing to remove. We shouldn’t be holding onto those things that will only lead us to other levels of heartbreak.

I imagine what could have happened to Elizabeth if she had shown off; bragged and screamed about God’s blessing prematurely. People around her could have spoken negatively into her life, cursed her all because they were jealous that she had gotten a miracle like they had never seen before. We need to be more cautious with the blessings, desires and purposes that God has for our live. The enemy will use anyone to derail you and remove you from walking into the blessings and purpose for your life. God is bigger than anything that the enemy could throw at us but we can’t just sit back and let God do it all, we have to guard our purposes and not allow any negative thing that is within us to grow.

Take some time to look at the “close” people in your life; look at your heart to see if you could wait before speaking about your blessing and the response of those around you. Whatever the outcome pray that what God blesses you with, you do not use it for negative but you use it for good. 

Side Note;

In the video Dephne mentioned some of the ways in which we plan to show off or brag and one of those was Instagram. I am not going to lie and act like I haven’t thought about bragging using social media especially Instagram. I have thought about it and imagined some people’s faces and conversations if and when they came across my profile. But I knew that this was not of God and I immediately told myself to always make sure that my profile is on private.

I think that like Elizabeth we have to seclude ourselves from certain things when we finally get a blessing, so that we can continue growing within that blessing and we can work on and fix our hearts. Imagine God blessing you with whatever you desire and the first thing you do is post about it on social media. How different would it be if you held back and you posted nothing, you maybe told a few family members or friends if it wasn’t a blessing that you could keep silent like a car or house for e.g. Seclusion is a great time to learn and grow.

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Word Of The Day: Don’t Panic.

Word Of The Day: Don’t Panic.

Romans 10:12 (ESV)
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.


“Don’t Panic, Part 1” Your World with Creflo

“These days, tuning in to the news has become a horrific experience. It seems the world is taking on the eerie appearance of having a major meltdown. Hate is rising up, and the tension in our country is leaving us feeling bewildered. It can be intimidating at best, completely terrifying at worst…

So, what do you do… what do you tell your children?

On this episode of Your World, we’re going to have a real conversation about the fear and anxiety that surrounds us. My guest today Ps. Mike Smith is a personal friend of mine and a voice to the subject of fear and division. Together, we’re going to acknowledge the problems in our nation and what to do.”

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Word Of The Day: God Gave Me My Heart’s Desire | Removing Idols

Word Of The Day:

God Gave Me My Heart’s Desire | Removing Idols

Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


God Gave Me My Heart’s Desire | Removing Idols – Alyssa Danae

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Word of The Day: When Truth Challenges Your Religion.

Word of The Day:

When Truth Challenges Your Religion.

Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Ify Alexis of Love Limitless speaking about the truth challenging our religion.

WEBSITE | http://www.lovelimitless.com

Submitting to God lies in renewing our minds and our understanding of God.

When my walk with God truly began I had a lot of thoughts that popped up and they had to do with my past in the church. I had questions about what I once knew / had been taught. When I asked God He showed me that a lot of the things that I knew or didn’t understand didn’t align with His word. And I decided that I had to let go of what I once knew by seeking God through His word.

In the video Ify mentioned that she read the O.T. and God showed her that He wasn’t just the bubblegum version that is being served up today, He is a God of war. Many of us have this same notion, we believe that God is only a God of being nice but we forget the O.T. and what is yet to come in Revelation.

When God shows us the truth of who He is are we willing to submit ourselves to that knowledge or do we continue to live life as thought we don’t know the truth. 

There are many things in the bible that have been misinterpreted, hidden away, changed and added to but many of us don’t know the truth so we don’t challenge those lies.

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

If you are new to Christ or have been a Christian for many years and you are seeking a true and real understanding of God and His word. I challenge you to open your heart to God. Ask Him the questions that you have always been too scared to ask. Make a list (mentally or physically) of all the things that you would like answers to. God will give you an answer.

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Word of The Day: Christians Are Not Perfect.

Word of The Day:

Christians Are Not Perfect.

“Being A Christian or being religious does not mean that I am perfect. I come on here to remind people that the journey isn’t always sweet and smooth and I am full of imperfections. Being religious doesn’t mean that I am immune from mistakes and flaws. It means that I understand my imperfections and with or without them, Jesus still loves me the same and still loves YOU the same. You don’t have to be perfect to join this journey or continue on this journey either, regardless of what people may say. Also please understand that I am talking to myself also in this video, just as you are watching it, I don’t have it all together, but trying to overcome obstacles and criticism is better than sitting down on them and not doing anything. Understand that it is a hard journey, but we will help each other through get through … okay ? :)”

-Sarah Destiny.

Someone, somewhere needs this word!

Sometimes as a Christian it’s so easy to get caught up in Christianity that you fall into religion. I am guilty of trying to be perfect, or trying to be outwardly Christian. I am also guilty of looking at publicly Christian people and side eyeing their words, actions and even clothing. But being a follower of Christ does not mean that we have to be perfect. Jesus’ disciples lived and walked with Him for 3 years of His life but they still fell short on so many occasions.

Luke 5:31-32 (NIV UK)
31 Jesus answered them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’

If you are wanting to come to Christ but you are fighting with fear of being im/perfect remember that no one on this earth is perfect. Jesus didn’t come for the perfect he came for the imperfect, the sinners, all of us who fall short every single day of our lives. Don’t turn away from Christ because you think that you need to be perfect, not a sinner because God didn’t come for perfect who don’t need Him.

I am the perfect example of God coming for sinners, I was in the midst of my sin for a long time but God still gave me chance after chance to choose Him. When I finally surrendered myself to God I was so far from perfect, or living according to God’s will you would be shocked. God will come in and try and fix your life exactly where you are whether you think you are worthy or not. Just surrender to Him, tell Him your imperfections (it’s more for you than it is for Him) and watch what he does to your life. I am living testimony, there are millions or people out there who are living testimonies to this too.

Let Go, Let God.

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Word Of The Day; Unconditional Trust.

Word of The Day:

Unconditional Trust

“It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way, but what about when things aren’t going our way? Are you frustrated or unhappy because something is not working out like you think it should? That’s conditional trust.

Let Joel teach you how to have unconditional trust in what God is doing in your life.

Psalm 138:8 promises us that “God will work out His plan for your life.” You don’t have to work it out. You don’t have to make it all happen in your own strength and fight all of your battles. God knows what’s best for you. Instead of living life frustrated, you can live contented and restful, trusting in God’s timing.”

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