Storms are challenging to go through, especially alone. Difficult times come to everybody now and then. ⛈
If you haven’t already I suggest reading my post (During A Storm) 👈🏾it’s the many lessons I have learnt during my storms that have strengthened my relationship and faith in God.
For He is a Calmer of Storms (Psalms 107:29, NKJV)
After that have a listen to these amazing songs by the Gospel singer/songwriter Kirk Franklin.
Top 5 Encouraging Songs To Listen To During A Storm -Kirk Franklin Edition
Just for me
The Storm is over Now
Wanna be Happy?
My Life, My Love, My All
I hope these songs can encourage someone out of their storms as they have done for me countless times. In these times and listening to these songs, be reminded that your deliverance from these situations comes from God. Allow Him to take control and lead you.🙏🏾✨❤️
Isaiah 41:13, NKJV
“For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”
Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊
I know it’s been a long minute since I have blogged😅. To be brutally honest, I have been neglecting God’s work for a long while now. Shocking, I know! Nonetheless, I know that no excuse I give is permissible.🙅🏾♀️
I can just be truthful and say that I was in a big storm and hope what I learnt during this storm can resonate with you.
I can go on and on about the struggles, the distractions, the pain, COVID-19. However, God has a different purpose for this post.
It was only recently that I understood that the idea of my storm overpowering me was self conflicted.🤯
Philippians 4:6, NKJV
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”
How quickly I had forgotten the power in those few words. I had allowed my life to become complete chaos because I chose for it to be chaotic. 👀
Please, read that again because I know someone can resonate with those words. Yes, a lot goes on in our lives and there are plenty of storms, but it’s how we handle those storms that affect us the most. In those times, we forget that we have such a capable God, a calmer of storms. “He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.” (Psalms 107:29, NKJV). I’m giving myself a little smile right now because I know God is not only speaking to me but also to you.
When storms come we can decide to go through alone or with God. Another factor we forget is that in that storm the Devil is greatly excited because that is where we are vulnerable and He will use this opportunity to feed us lies, fear and panic.
John 10:10, NKJV
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Let me paint the picture.
Storm comes -> tries to act calm and handle it alone 😮💨-> storm increases -> Okay panic settles in 😰-> nothing is working, here comes fear and anxiety 😫+ devil’s happiness 😈-> Still tries to do everything alone😬😥😰😓, add it all up = chaos😱🤡
It’s scenarios like these that cause us to see our storms much bigger than they are. Causes us to feel so out of place and evidently more further from God. This is not a favourable root to take
Sadly, it happens time and time again. I still fathom why we forget God in these times🥺
As written in the scripture on how Jesus reacted to the disciples when the storm came (Luke 8:22-25, you can go read the whole story if you don’t know it) after calming the storm He said “Where is your faith?”(verse 25). Imagine how He reacts to us reacting to our storms.
I was reminded of the verse
Psalms 55:22, NKJV
“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”
God knew these storms will come and we will feel the way we do. That’s the part that gets me, He knew, He Knew there will be storms and He gave us the stools to overcome. Through His word, clinging more onto Him and trusting Him more❤️.
A champion example of total storms and chaos is David, I mean just read the Pslams. Nevertheless, David always looked to the Lord and indeed time and time again he was delivered👏🏾.
The thing I like about the storms is there’s always an outcome.
It can only go 2 ways
They pull you down
They bring you up
You can keep getting carried away with the storm even after it’s over😵
You can learn from the storm and get stronger.💪🏾😏
I recently listened to a Kirk Franklin song “just for me” which resonates a lot with this message
especially the part…
“But if necessary pain, Is the ingredient for change, Even when life may be bittersweet, It’s working, Just for me”
And those words are so true🙌🏾. At the end of it, all these storms are for your good. God allows them to build you and make necessary changes in your life. Moreover, they allow you to be ready to do what God has prepared for you to do in that season.
If you are in a storm right now and struggling to get out and need God to carry you through. This might be your firsts time getting to know God or you might be rediscovering your faith. There are 2 key steps to accomplish
Being born again
Being filled with the spirit
To understand the 1st please visit (Salvation). For the 2nd please reach out to me and I will be able to guide you, I have not yet posted upon this topic but will soon.
God loves you and wants to help you during these tough times but only IF you allow Him.🙏🏾
Stay blessed the most stylish was possible being the you that God made you to be 🙂
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😁✨
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 😊
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😊