The 7 Major Benefits Of The Presence Of God

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😊

Pop That Bubble

First of all blessed Sunday everybody!

Let me start by saying this week was not the greatest😫.

Ever been in that position where everything seems to be going wrong in every shape and form. Then when you think it’s all over that’s when the biggest bombshell of pure misfortune happens. Yeah… that was me this week🤦🏾‍♀️.

During these moments it’s so easy to get lost in yourself. You become so consumed by your situation and thoughts that you end up forgetting the world around you. Moreover, if you’re like me and love having full control over your own life then these situations become hard to handle. Sometimes you even lose your way, your clarity and it becomes hard to grasp a clear vision. If you’re nodding your head or saying yes, keep on reading👇🏾.

These type of situations are hard especially if you are a Christian like me because not only do you lose sight of yourself but God. It becomes harder to pray, seek God and even be grateful because all that is consuming you is stress and misery.

Okay, but how does one even overcome this ?!?

Listen, sometimes it’s not about you it’s about something bigger than you. What I mean by this is that we need to poke a hole out of our little bubble and focus on what matters, what God has called you to do. And for those who still don’t know what that is this is the perfect time to seek God for answers. These are times for less YOU YOU and more what YOU can do for OTHERS.

In these times I like to take a step back and think what is it I do for others that not only pleases God but brings me the greatest sense of accomplishment. And for me, it’s reaching out and encouraging at least one person, knowing I’m drawing someone closer to God gives me the greatest joy.

“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV)

You’ll be amazed at the realisation that the real blessings are not in what we have but what we give out to the world. This is enough to eradicate all stress and problems✨.

So what is it that God has called you to do for others?

Let’s put ourselves out of the way as the new week begins and let’s do more for others around us. Trust me your week will go from 0-100 real quick💯.

Stay blessed in the most stylish way possible, being the you that God has made you to be!❤️

TAKE THAT STEP!

Ever had that moment in life where out of nowhere you get a rush of adrenaline at like 2 am in the morning and suddenly have the urge to get things done or begin new things 💃🏾. Now, planning is always the easy bit but taking that first step into action is the struggle.

Okay if you are like me and need everything to be like near perfect before you can start something. Then you will know that sometimes this gets in the way because you feel like you’re not in the right mind space yet and need to reschedule everything 😫. This is a serious trap because then you keep delaying and delaying where action is required.

Even the bible stresses the importance of action,

“23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:23-25)

At times we struggle to plan and do things because of that fear of beginning something and failing.

Word of truth: This was totally me this morning as I struggled to start this post because it’s been a while and I feared to post the wrong thing 😅. But this ended up being my word of encouragement 😊🙌🏾.

God has given you special gifts and talents, don’t waste them by keeping them hidden in fear. This is a difficult lesson I had to learn and still am because I’m a person who likes to do things perfectly, and hence fear and end up delaying where God is requiring me to act. However, nothing can be perfect, we only become perfect in Christ when we follow His will and just take that first step into the path that He has prepared for us.

So let me ask you this what are you delaying from starting? What is it that God wants you to do? and finally what is stopping you?

Whatever answers you have for these questions I want you to decide to START TODAY! Don’t delay, even the smallest step is an accomplishment 💯.

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24)

Stay blessed in the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be!❤️