“5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
There is so much wisdom and power in this scripture. I love how this also ends in prayer. I pray this same prayer for you all today (1 Peter 5:10-11)🙏🏾.
Please comment below if you want to discuss this verse in more depth, need clarity or want to chat. I’m here for it all 👌🏾
Stay blessed in 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 😊
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😊
I just felt in my heart that I should do a short prayer for you ladies.
A Prayer for my sisters
I want to thank you for each and every person that sees this post today,
Lord, I want to thank you, because you are the one who has given them another day to live and another breath to breath.
Lord, I ask today that you may strengthen them through this week,
Show them the paths that you want them to take,
For you are our help, you cause our foot not to be moved (Psalms 121:2-3),
Hear the cries of your children Lord as they present their cases to you,
Take up their burdens and sustain your children (Psalms 55:22).
Lord of mercy, forgive them if they have done wrong in your sight,
And let them have a forgiving heart for those who have wrong them,
Let there be peace in their lives,
Grant to them the desires of their hearts Lord.
Bless your children this day and in this hour,
In Jesus’ name,
Hey, lovely ladies, I am back! A few changes have happened over these past 2 months. All I can say is that I have learnt a few things that I know I must share with you all.
So, Ladies and those gentlemen who have stumbled here WELCOME! I urge you all to feel free in this place, be encouraged in the Lord, communicate and share your opinions.
Today’s topic: Alone time with God.
How is your alone time looking with God?
Strong, medium, weak, non-existent
This is the very question I have been asking myself. I realised it’s easy at first to get motivated to make time for God. For a solid week or so, you will really do the most, prayer, reading the word every day for 1-2 hours. Then just as you’re starting to feel good with the process life decides to get complicated. Now you find yourself struggling to scrap 30min of your time for God. It then slowly turns to barely fitting 5 mins and a short verse in there. Sounds familiar? If so please continue reading.
Why is it so hard for us to commit time to God? Well, it’s something I discovered today as I was writing this. As Humans, it’s easier for us to believe in things we can see “..because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29). Hence making it easier for us to commit to those things. Like with jobs, we can commit to them because we can see the immediate results of them in our bank’s accounts. However, with God, we can’t see Him and the uncertainty of the outcomes with God makes it difficult for us to commit to Him. Even this was evident with the 1st century Israelites’ behaviour. They could see the golden statuses they worshipped but they couldn’t see God this made it easier for them the commit to the others gods such as Baal than God.
This is not the way it should be right? With all God has evidently done in our lives we would assume it to be easier, well no. The Israelites had many wonders performed by God from crossing the red sea, manna provided in the wilderness to enemies handed to them in battle. Still, they turned back from God time and time again.
Commitment really comes down to how much do you love God? Because as far as I’m concerned He loved us so much as unto death (John 3:16). Surely the least we can do to show our love back is by making time to grow and communicate with Him through reading his word and prayer. Just as two people decide to love and commit to one another through marriage that is exactly how we should treat ourselves with God.
Don’t get it twisted I know we are all humans and we make mistakes. Even for myself, I know this is something easier said than done. Well lucky for those who are like me there is a solution. FAITH AND STRENGTH. These are gained by praying to God for the faith and strength to carry on growing with Him one step at a time. Stay blessed!
You don’t need to start with big steps, the little steady steps are the ones that are going to get you there.