It crazy how God can reveal things to you even through your work🤯. My mind has been blown away these passing weeks 🤯🤯. Many of you may already know that I recently started a small business and I have just in fact finished one of my collections called Trust in God💃🏾.
As I was making this collection I was touched by the particular verses I was gathering up to put on the mugs. And it was as if God was whispering to me telling me that these mugs would not only touch others but would touch me also.
Trusting in God is easy to say in writing but in reality, it’s one of the hardest things to do. I mean even the Israelites were struggling, for example, when Moses left for 2 seconds (maybe a bit longer than that 😂) to talk with God on the mountain and the Israelites in no time had already started building their idols and worshipping them (Exodus 24, Exodus 32). I wish this was the only case but unfortunately, the bible has PLENTY of records of the Israelites not trusting God time and time again.
However, we can’t blame the Israelites here it’s difficult believing and trusting in something you cannot see. This is where faith comes in, “By Faith We Understand Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) without faith it’s hard to trust God. And the stories of the Israelites prove that God knew that this was exactly the case for us humans. we care quickly to rely on things we can see but when it comes to God we waver.
I began to understand more deeply why God puts such high emphasis on trusting Him and the blessings that come with it. He is a faithful God who wants us to trust Him, to depend on Him, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;” (Proverbs 3:5) Trusting in God benefits us in so many ways and not only that, it allows the Glory of God to be seen through us.
I was encouraged as I did this collection and I am grateful to God for teaching me to trust and depend on Him more. To not just trust Him in the good times but to continue to trust Him daily with everything in my life and with that watch His blessings pour on me (psalms 2:12)😌🙌🏾
I urge you all today to switch your mindsets, don’t rely on your own understanding but look unto God and trust in Him. For what God has planned for us is only for our good.🙏🏾 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.” (Psalms 84:11)
If this is your first time hearing about this and about who God is and you want to know more on how to depend on God, How to trust Him, how to have His blessings upon you check out my post (the way of salvation)
stay blessed the most stylish way possible being the you that God made you to be😊
here are some of the new mug designs of the Trust In God Collection😁✨
As mother’s day approaches, literally this weekend👀. What better way to appreciates such a day than starting a new venture that empowers women.💃🏾💃🏽💃🏼💃🏻💃🏿
According to Proverbs 31:16 “She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard.” This verse speaks of a woman of business and I have decided to do exactly that. I know ahhh😆 crazy right!
This is totally out of my comfort zone 😬but God revealed to me this idea and vision last week and I just had to leap for it.
So I have begun selling Christian based mugs 😁 YaY! I hope with this to be able to spread the word of God more through the world of business and also to inspire and encourage other women to do so as well.
I can say this took a lot of sweat and tears, mostly tears 😭😅but I glorify God for taking me this far, helping me, giving me the idea and the courage to start it. I have always liked designing, letting my creativity just flow out has always given me great joy. However, I have always kept it personal so to be able to now share my designs and turn them into something is truly amazing to me. At the end of it all, I can say that it was nobody but God.
The first collection I have prepared is a Proverbs 31 Women Collection. Thought it was the perfect way to start before mother’s day and the perfect gift for a mum, sister, daughter, friend or just yourself!
And I’m not just stopping here, a new collection will be out next week, the Holy Boss Lady Collection✨. And I’m so excited I want this collection to inspire as many Christian women entrepreneurs or beginning entrepreneurs out there. Can’t wait till it’s out!
I want to thank you all lovelies in advance, this honestly cannot become what it is without you all and I appreciate all the support that you will give to me💕
There are 2 stores the Australian (Aus) and the United States (US) store. There is a page on the menu bar with the links. For those living in the rest of the world, you can purchase from both however I recommend the US as shipping might be cheaper. The links are also below US Store AUS Store
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊
Popping out of one’s bubble can be hard when focusing on ourselves is so easy. The more we focus on our needs and revolve everything around ourselves the tougher our bubbles become. Some can even become as tough as titanium (actually searched this up, much stronger than steel😬). When the bubble gets to this state we may feel like everything is okay and that we are functioning smoothly🤦🏾♀️. However, in reality, we are delaying God’s plan for us and limiting His ability to work through us.
Song of Solomon 8:8, NKJV
“We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?”
I was listening to a sermon at church and this verse surprised me 😲. It not your typical verse that you would hear a preacher reference. I began to recall a post I did on this topic 2 years ago (Pop that bubble). And God began to reveal a couple of things.
Allow me to dive 🏊🏾♀️ into this scripture a little bit. To have “no breasts” is to lack something To have full breasts is to not lack that which we need. For women in that time, full breasts were a sign of having the ability to properly nurture a child and give them the necessary nutrients.
In this scripture, the shulamite brothers were worried because their “little sister” with “no breasts” and would not be prepared for her being spoken for (back then it was in regards to finding a suitor). “What will we do” they were troubled because she would not be ready because of her lack of breasts. Likewise, God is worried when we bubble ourselves, trust only ourselves and when the times comes lack preparation for Him to speak through us.
The more consumed we are in ourselves and the more we try to do things ourselves, the smaller our “breasts” become. These small breasts symbolise the lack we have of the necessary things that God wants to instil in us to do what He has planned.
The more selfish we become the more we depend on our own power, our own will and become less dependent on God.
But is it not written: “…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6, NKJV)
And I will reveal the truth about the dangers of selfish bubbles. When we are in this state especially as Christians, based on experience, when things fail we are most likely to go to God accusatorily. “Why did you let this happen, Lord?” “why me?” “I feel so far from you” “why have you forsaken me Lord..?” am I hitting the right buttons here 🛎.
In these moments we are so focused on ourselves we forget what God has done and continues to do for us. We disregard the small wins in life and blame God for the loss of our bigger desires. We Forget that this very breath, every day we live is by His grace. He decides that we are worthy to live another day and I don’t know about you but that in itself is enough to never doubt God and to be so thankful. We are like the “little sister “with “no breasts” 👀 🙆🏾♀️ yea I know tragic truth 😪
A couple of weeks ago this was me 😱shocker I know. and as I was in prayer God began to remind me “was it not I who…”, “Was it not I that…”. I came to the realisation that I was so focused on what I must accomplish if I could accomplish it that I completely forgot that I had a capable God.🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ And all I could say in the end was “when did I start…” When did I start forgetting what God had already done for me? When did I start relying on myself? When did I start forming my bubble? When did I start not thanking God even for a new day?🥺
And with this, I repented and thanked God for this reminder.😭🙏🏾
On a final note, I would like to say, it’s not about me it’s not even about you, it’s about us giving our lives to Him, fully depending on God and allowing Him FULL access to work in us. And that can only happen when we break the selfish bubble around us and allow God in.
Some of you have nearly unbreakable bubbles, you may be a beginner Christian or have never known God before. But if you feel this way that you need to break out of this bubble and allow God in then I invite you to do this sinners prayer and receive Jesus into your heart. That is the first step to breaking that tough bubble. Sinner’s prayer🙏🏾
After this feel free to contact me and I am more than willing to help you through this new Journey of your with Christ.
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible being the you that God made you to be 😊
First post of 2021 🎉 What can I say? 🤔January or rather, 2020 2.0 flew by so quickly, can’t believe it’s already February.😨
Still, in the trial period of 2021, things are looking a little bit brighter than the beginning.
If anything 2020 was a reset button and January a reality check😬. Things don’t just magically put themselves together in the new year. I am excited to be making some changes and sharing my knowledge with you all this year.🤗
I got encouraged on Sunday about who God wants to be in us and how we must be to OURSELVES. A couple of days before I was feeling very down. Things were not going my way and 2021 was starting off a bit rocky. In simple terms, I was a mess for somedays and if you are like me and have mental breakdowns at the slightest change of plans then welcome to the club!😓
It was a hard brutal week leading up to that Sunday. I was very reluctant to listen to the sermon that day, but something in me told me it was something I had to hear. And boi was it a major game-changer🤯
I was reminded about what truly mattered, being unto God and God unto me and also being unto myself!
Romans 8:31-39, NKJV “31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
It clicked to me that WHY WAS I STRESSING?🧐 honestly over one thing that I could just pray to God about who was waiting to hear from me “Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22, NKJV). I mean Jesus Christ died so that we could have LIFE and LIFE in abundance. (John 10:10, NKJV) There is no time to stress about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34) We should be enjoying the life that Christ laid down His life for – Our lives.🥳
We don’t have the time to be hating or criticising ourselves for Christ saw that we were worthy enough to be called His friends, worthy enough for Him to lay His life for us.
John 15:13-15, NKJV “13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
As I began to realise, I was filled with tears, 😭I asked God for forgiveness and thanked Jesus for what He did for me at the cross.🙏🏾 When I had finished praying, I felt refreshed and new. I knew at that moment that I should appreciate me because God loves me and that I should not allow simple things to bring me down so easily, but rejoice in what Jesus has done for me.🙌🏾✨
If you are in the same position I was, I want you to know that God is for you. And that He cared so much that He died for you. Don’t be so hard on yourself, put all your burdens to Him.
BE UNTO YOURSELF! LOVE YOURSELF❤️ and ENJOY YOUR LIFE ✨ be refreshed with this realisation and grasp a new mindset 😌✨
Stay blessed the most stylsih way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊
A continuum with the Presence of God theme this month (previous post). We now have identified what the presence of God is and how to connect with Him in this presence. Next is understanding that the presence of God is there for our BENEFIT😃. God wants to bless us 🥰 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32, NKJV). The plans He has for every one of us is not of evil but of peace to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). God is a gracious God! 🙌🏾
There are 7 major benefits of the presence of God we will be exploring today.
In the presence of God we have:
1. Life “Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.” (Acts 17:25, NKJV)
Genesis 2:7, NKJV “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
God is the one who gave us life from the beginning to the present and even the reason we will wake up tomorrow is all by His grace and power. He is the giver of life, and in His presence there is life.
Psalms 91:16, NKJV “With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” God is the only one who can prolong our lives. This verse ties in perfectly into the next benefit🤗
2. Salvation He will show us His salvation. As mentioned in the last post, the divine plan of God to send His only begotten son to die on the cross for our sins (John 3:16) and through this not only did we obtain a right to salvation, to connect with Him again as His children (John1:12), but everlasting life.
John 10:9, NKJV “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” Through salvation, we have access to better things, to God’s blessings that He wants to give us, in all areas of life, health, wealth, education etc.💃🏾🎉
3. Works of God “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, NKJV)
This applies to us as the children of God in His presence we must proceed to do our father’s work, just as Christ also did God’s work(Luke 2:49).When we do the business of the Kingdom of God, we don’t need to worry about other things, for EVERYTHING ELSE and yes EVERYTHING ELSE! will be added unto us. This really shows the value God holds on those who do His business here on earth. “19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NKJV)
This doesn’t exclude also performing signs and wonders, healing and miracles (John 14:12) (Mark 16:20). The presence of God allows us to do such works in Him.
4. Healthy relationships “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV) and (Jeremiah 29:11)
The Lord has planned and ordained good things for your future, in His presence you can depend on Him, cling to Him and trust Him that He will provide someone for you far better than what you had imagined. God is a provider of healthy relationships👏🏾✨. In this category, there are also supernatural gatherings – where God’s presence is there and great things happen (Matthew 18:20). He is there when His people gather in agreeance.😍
5. The power and capacity to build and achieve “16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:16-19, NKJV)
Just as Peter was given power in the presence of God, so will we be given the power to build things for the glory of God. For some of you, it may be to build churches, ministries and other businesses that will glorify Him and any other sort of building. Moreover, whatever we bind or loose on earth will also bound and loosed in heaven🤯. That is real power!💪🏾 And this verse also blends well with the next benefit.
6. Defence, protection and victories
“…and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) With the presence of God, we have His protection as we do His work and we build for His glory and in these things we have victory. (Joshua 1:6) This is one of my favourite verses as it assures us that in His presence we have to not fear for He will be with us and He will never leave nor forsake. People, families, even pets may leave you but God will never leave you. Here are more verses on his protection, defence (Isaiah 4:5, Zechariah 2:4-5)
7. Eternal states
This is our ability to be able to receive that eternal life to be with Christ at the end of days. And no one can get there unless through Jesus Christ, that salvation through receiving Him (John 14:1-6)
For all those who fill in their hearts that they want to receive Jesus, be in the presence of God and receive all these blessings. You can do what we call a sinner’s prayer to receive Him (sinner’s prayer) and once you have done this belief in your heart that you are saved.🙏🏾✨
Also, message me if you have and I will be happy to guide you on the next steps.❤️
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be😊
Isaiah 55:6, NKJV “Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.”
The presence of God is something that does not need to be obtained but is freely present. It’s how we connect and become conscious of His presence that makes the difference.
Psalms 139:7-12, NKJV “7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; 12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.”
What is the presence of God? The presence of God is His ever dwelling spirit amongst us. There is nothing that can hide from His presence as seen in Psalm 139; even the darkness cannot hide from Him. There is nothing we can hide from God, good or bad. He is an omnipotent God, there is nowhere His hands cannot stretch to (Isaiah 59:1), 😱what a mighty God am I right? ✨
Now that we understand that the presence of God is forever present and it’s not something we can obtain for ourselves for His spirit dwells freely amongst us, what next? 🤷🏾♀️How can we connect with God when His presence is here?🧐
You see God is not a forceful God, He gave us free will.
Proverbs 16:1-9, NKJV “1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits. 3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established. 4 The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. 6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil. 7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. 9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Here in this scripture, it shows the free will we have to follow our own desires and ways. However, it is wiser and more beneficial to depend on God and His ways.
The most vital factor for connecting with God’s presence comes down to us and the word of God.
John 1:1, NKJV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:12, NKJV “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
These two scriptures are the key to connecting with God in His presence. One, we must understand that the word of God is indeed God himself. And two, that the divine plan of God – Jesus dying on the cross for us was God’s way of bringing back our ability to reconnect with Him through Jesus Christ.
This is a very simple formula: we come to God with His word (which is technically Him) + God’s presence = connecting with God
Let’s go a bit further. John 15:5-7, NKJV “5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
This talks of abiding in God. What is to “abide”, it is to remain in Him, to be fixated on Him, the same as He is always with us. Furthermore, remember how I said the word of God is God himself well God goes further to say whoever “abides” in ME and my WORD abides in YOU, whatever you desire it shall be done 🤯(verse 7). I mean remember the formula it is our job to come with the word of God to Him in His presence. This enables us to connect with Him in spirit and as we do this God hearkens His ears to us and He hears our desires (Psalms 10:17, NKJV: LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,)
If you are not amazed at this point by how God prepared all this for us, I don’t know what else will at this point. The realisation that God loved us so much that He was so desperate to have us connect with Him again, He sent His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for us (John 3:16). So that we could once again be His children (John 1:12), having His word in our hearts (this is totally a whole topic for another day). So that we could all connect with Him this way. I can’t help but think WHAT AN AMAZING, LOVING GOD! 🥰😍🥺and I just need to know who else agrees🙋🏾♀️.
Not only this, there are so many more benefits that come with having the presence of God and being in His presence, but that is a topic for next week so stay tuned😁
This month we will be dwelling mostly on the topic of the presence of God and its benefits. ❤️
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊
It’s been in the workings for a while now but it’s finally ready!😁
That’s right the Stylishly Inspired Gals Facebook group is now up and running. I am looking forwards to getting to know all of you ladies and to grow together in Christ. 🥳✨
Now this group is for every woman out there no matter where you are in your journey, whether a starting Christian, been a Christian for time or not a Christian yet but want to learn more about God you are all welcome.
This group is designed for all of us to grow and draw closer to God
The exciting announcements are not over
YES, there’s MORE!!
I am in the working of creating some membership packages for you all that are filled with some good treats and delicious activities that will strengthen our bonds and aid in our growth in Christ.
Below is more information on the Facebook group if you wish to join and also information on what will be included in the membership packages.
Founded by Stylishly Inspired
Stylishly Inspired Gals is a community of women from around the world who have come to join together in faith. Whether you are a long-time Christian, a starting Christian or seeking to know more about God this is the right place to come and connect and learn from one another. Encouraging and supporting each other physically, mentally and spiritually through the word of God.
It’s a sisterhood built on strong women who desire to know God more and develop personal relationships with Him.
* Daily discussions on topics that interest us as Christian women
* A fortnightly bible study where we go through chapters of the bible together and discuss in a fun and interactive manner not like your usual bible study 😉
*weekly prayer request threads: the day will be decided by the group and people put their prayer request there and we all pray for the sisters in need 🙏🏾🙏🏻🙏🏽🙏🏼🙏🏿
Depending on which package you choose these things will be included in addition to the above:
Beginner Stylishly Inspired Gal package:
*weekly devotionals (sent straight to your emails, start the week right by drawing closer to God😌)
* The 14th Day Mystery (a fortnightly emailed package that will give you a real 😱, never know what you might get, from planners to challenges to activities and plenty MORE!)
Classic Stylishly Inspired Gal package:
*Beginner SIG package
*monthly giveaways (your chance to get exciting little gifts arriving right at your doorstep😯)
*excess to my locked content – (enrich your spiritual and personal growth with content including personal development, finding your purpose, growing faith😃)
My heart was full of joy and my day was made brighter all because of just one statement “Thank you”☺️. How do you feel when someone thanks you? For me the past few days, I have been thanked unexpectedly for unexpected things😳. If you’re like me, I don’t know how to act when I am thanked, I’m rather very awkward 😅 and just simply end up thanking them for thanking me🤣🤷🏾♀️. However, at the same time, I can’t help but be filled with a sense of joy😊😁. I bet some of you feel the same when thanked for something, it really just makes your day and you fill more positive and all in all in good vibes for the rest of the day🌸✨. So can you imagine how sweet our thanks is to God?
The sweetness of a thank you has the power to change one’s mood and course for the day. How does our thankfulness to God change His mood? does it give Him that sweetness? As I began to wonder about this, something happened, I was reading my daily bible scripture and surprise surprise it was a passage on praising God.
David’s Song of Thanksgiving “On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the LORD: Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!” (1 Chronicles 16:7-11, NKJV)
“For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and gladness are in His place.” (1 Chronicles 16:25-27, NKJV)
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34, NKJV)
This caused a smile on my face 😏 I knew God was talking 😊because not only did it show how great God is but it also showed the importance of giving thanks to God. I think it is safe to say that the notion of giving thanks to God is mentioned multiple times in the bible and is a standard practice for a Christian to give thanks to God. But how often do we do this?
Especially now when we are facing such hard times in this pandemic. If you’re like me living in Australia, it went from fires 🔥 and floods 🌊 to a pandemic 😷 , I mean seriously! Who has the time to be thankful right?😰
In times like these, we are more inclined to question God as to why such things are happening🧐🤨. We become very consumed with our current situations 😫 trying to find man-made solutions when the key to our victory is in Him😲. Would it then not be easier to trust God and give Him thanks through the good and the bad?🤔
Let’s dive a bit into the evidence of thanks (offering/sacrifice) by the Israelites that was a sweet aroma to the Lord.
“And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.” (Genesis 8:21, NKJV)
“I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.” (Ezekiel 20:41, NKJV)
“and you make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or in your appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to the LORD, from the herd or the flock,” (Numbers 15:3, NKJV)
In these passages, people were giving thanks to God through their sacrifices and offerings and these were SWEET aromas to God, it pleased Him. And this provoked action from God. Firstly God promised never again to curse the earth. The others swayed God time and time again to forgive and save the Israelites and to keep His promise that He made with Abraham.
Giving thanks is a sweet aroma to God and it causing blessings in many ways. Now I’m not saying give thanks expecting to get blessing back, no🙅🏾♀️, simply just give thanks to God sincerely showing your love towards Him and trust in Him🙏🏾🙌🏾. These sweet aromas will allow God to work in our lives and continue to bless us even during these times.
I encourage you all today for the next seven days can you give thanks to God, not asking for anything but just recognising Him for who He is and giving thanks.
Okay I know we cannot sacrifice animals, make fires and offer them as they did back in the day but we can offer our thanks to Him through our lips.
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15, NKJV)
Note: To make it easier you can start on Monday or Sunday whenever your week begins and give thanks to God for the whole week.
Seems like COVID-19 has taken a liking to planet Earth and is not going anywhere anytime soon😤. Since this pandemic, I have gotten a lot busier😵 or maybe to better suit a lot more distracted🤫 and sulking over the fact that pretty much all my plans have been ruined😩😭. Furthermore, there has been more chaos around the world on top of coronavirus, I mean give us a break 2020😪. I think I can speak for the majority when I say COVID-19 we are sick and tired of you and its time for you to pack your bags and leave! 👉🏾💼 👋🏾
Okay, before I get carried away ranting😝, the purpose of this post was to encourage somebody today. During this week as I was doing my usual sulking, I was reminded by the book of 2nd Samuel that our trust is in God. David sang a song to the Lord when he was given victory over his enemies and it was a song that expressed his faith and trust in God.
“Then David spoke to the Lord the words of this song, on the day when the Lord had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.” (2 Samuel 22:1-3, NKJV).
This passage encouraged me to have faith in God and that even during this pandemic the Lord is our ROCK, our FORTRESS and our SAVIOUR, He will deliver us🙏🏾✨. Moreover, God will continue to strengthen us and protect us in this time as His children.
Today instead of focusing on how COVID-19 has ruined our lives lets sing this song of David and already declare our victory because our faith and trust is in God.
NOTE: you can read the whole of 2 Samuel 22 but it was rather long to add all at once so here are some verses that inspired me.
Praise for God’s Deliverance “Then David spoke to the LORD the words of this song, on the day when the LORD had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.” (2 Samuel 22:1-3, NKJV)
“In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry entered His ears.” (2 Samuel 22:7, NKJV)
““He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.” (2 Samuel 22:17, NKJV)
“He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.” (2 Samuel 22:20, NKJV)
“For You are my lamp, O LORD; The LORD shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. “For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. ” (2 Samuel 22:29-34, NKJV)
I don’t know what you are going through during this pandemic but I hope this encourages you to trust in the Lord God who is your rock, fortress and saviour.
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊
This week God has been so good in my life that I just felt an overwhelming sense of glorifying Him. Glorifying about who He is, what He has done and what He will do😩🙌🏾. I don’t know if y’all get like this too but the feeling are so real 😭
Glorifying God is an important part of a Christian’s life and God is very pleased when we give Him his due praise. We sometimes get so wrapped up in our lives and situations that we end up only praying about what WE want and OUR needs and forget to thank God on what we already have and what HE has already done. That’s why it’s important to set aside even a day to just give God glory, praising Him in prayer and song ✨ .
Prayer: Can be telling Him who He is by referring back to what the word (the bible) says about God. And glorifying all the goodness He has done on earth and in your life.
Song: Singing praises unto Him and worshipping Him. These songs can be ones you know that really emphasis on who God is and how great He is.
Here are 10 Bible verses glorifying God that will help you to understand the importance of glorifying Him and also can be included in your prayers and songs.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31, NKJV)
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.” (Psalm 34:1-3, NJKV)
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJV)
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” (Hebrews 13:15-16, NKJV)
“And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me, I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people, I must be glorified.’ ” (Leviticus 10:3, NKJV)
“O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants, You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?” (Psalm 8:1-4, NKJV)
“I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:1-3, NKJV)
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1, NKJV)
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, In His holy mountain.” (Psalm 48:1, NKJV)
“You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!” (Psalm 22:23, NKJV)
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊