I am so excited to share this today. Factually I’ve been going through a difficult period over the past weeks. I’ve been recovering from flu, had a few setbacks in business and still waiting on some deals to finalise…
Now for those of you who know me, you know that I’ve been a Business and Property Coach since about 2015 and one of the items I cover early in the coaching programme is the importance of having a dreamwall or a vision board. Now I encourage my students to put one together and then to put their vision board in a place where they can see it. Recently I’ve also incorporated the importance of saying this every time you look at it: “My dreams are possible, my dreams are possible!”. Now when you’re going through challenges, it’s not always easy to say it, but we should find the strength within us and say it every time we look at it.
And today, in fact this evening I said it one more time before retiring for the night…and something wonderful happened, I actually believed it in the midst of everything that I am facing at this time! The more you see it, the more you say it, the more you say it, the more you will believe it. The Power of a Dreamwall.
But earlier today, as I was preparing some tasks to take on for the day… my husband told me that he wants to spend time in the Word. I was not very impressed with him and felt like he too needed to put in work efforts, as we are still working through a few things and trusting God for a breakthrough. And I needed him to prioritise work.
But the moment I stepped away. God reminded me of the story of Martha and Mary. The sisters of Lazarus.
Here is an excerpt of what happened.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
And immediately I realised that what my husband was doing, spending time at God’s feet was what is better in the current situation that we are facing. I was Martha in our scenario, I too was concerned about work preparations, when what I should have done was too also sit at my Lord’s feet.
But praise God for revelation and for second, third, fourth, etc. chances😊
I too then decided to spend time in the Word and joined him, as he was listening to teachings on the Word. I later went into a room, closed the door and put on praise and worship music and spent time worshipping and praying to God. What a blessed time I had in the presence of the Lord. It is truly in His presence that our fears, anxiety, challenges and sicknesses melt away. Everything we need is found in His presence. I was so encouraged and still am and realised that God misses me and wants me to spend more “quality” time with Him and as I do, life’s challenges will be addressed without me having to fight and struggle in order to succeed. I was reminded that without God we can do nothing. John 15:5
Today I was reminded that God allows us to go through certain experiences because of where He is taking us. There are some lessons that we need to learn along the way before we step into the fullness of what He has for us. I’ve learnt through the challenging experiences to be grateful for what I have. To understand that many people have needs and God will lead me to help my audience in ways that He has helped me. To understand and know that God gives me the ability, the power, the wisdom and anointing to produce wealth. Deuteronomy 8:18 and without Him I am nothing and have nothing.
May God keep me humble and submitted unto Him always, as it’s my heart’s desire to please Him in everything that I do.
So, I want to ask you today. What are you facing today that is heavy on your heart? Maybe you feel like there is no hope, no solution. I want to encourage you, spend time at the Master’s feet, in His Word and in His presence and let Him remind you of all the dreams that He has given you. God’s promises to us are yes and amen and this will never change.
I found this encouraging article on the internet and thought that I’ll share it with you.
GOD’s PROMISES ARE “YES” and “AMEN”
Preaching by: Pastor Neo Doce
Summarised by: JILC Publishing Ministry
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) “20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
We are assured in the scripture that God’s promises will never fail. Surely, no one could ever thwart Him from accomplishing His plans and purpose for His people. If God says He will do something, then He will.
Joshua 21:45 (NLT) says, Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
God’s promises could be categorised into two. Firstly, these are the promises made without attaching any condition whatsoever, hence, these are called unconditional promises. Secondly, these promises are subject to certain qualifications or requirements, hence, these are called conditional promises. Believers must be able to distinguish the difference between the two and understand the context of a promise.
The following points are foundational and significant in a believer’s life.
- God’s promises are Yes and Amen. Jesus is the assurance, the surety, of God’s promises. You can count on God’s Bible promises because Jesus is saying, “YES and AMEN” to them on your behalf. Always remember that Jesus is our assurance that the Scripture promises will be fulfilled. All the promises of God are “YES in CHRIST”! You can depend on God’s promises, because Jesus is their guarantee.
Numbers 23:19 (NIV) God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that heshould change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?
- God’s promises are true. If God made promises in His Word, those Scripture promises are true, and God will not change His mind. You can count on the promises of God.
Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) “Every word of God is
flawless; he is a shield to those who take
refuge in him.
Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my
mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will
accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose
for which I sent it.
Lamentations 2:17 (NIV) The Lord has done what
he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he
decreed long ago…
- The God who promise is faithful. We can trust Him and have our faith in Him. No man can change or reverse the promise of God. There is no broken promise with God. If He has spoken, He will do it.
2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV If we are faithless, he remains faithful- for he cannot deny himself.
Psalms 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.
2 Cor. 1:18 “God is faithful” You can rely on God.
Thessalonians 5:24 (KJV) Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.