“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”(Psalm 24:1 KJV)
God has the whole world in this hands. Pause for a moment and think about that! He is in absolute control of everything, and protects our coming and going today, tomorrow and forever more (Psalm 121:8).
God knows what we do, think and say (Psalm 139:1-5), and He guides and holds us in the palm of His hands, contemplating this so blessed David that he said “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psalm 139:6). God never takes his eyes off us, this is how precious we are to Him (Isaiah 62).
David acknowledged this by saying “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well… 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. (Psalm 139:14-18KJV).
God’s Word says that if He is concerned with sparrows, how much more us? As He knows the number of hairs on our head so He knows and cares about every single thing that concerns us for we are more valuable than sparrows (Luke 12:6-7).
As we place the concerns (our agenda, worries etc…) of each day into His hands through prayer, we confirm to Abba Father that we trust Him as the one who has the whole world in His hands. The result? He will ensure each day unfolds according to His perfect will, so that we play our part in His World.
Blessings Deborah x
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1)
Continuing in prayer always and not losing heart while doing so is demonstrated as persistent or what I call “knocking tirelessly” prayer.
Following this verse, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a widow who was persistent in her attempt to get what she wanted by “knocking tirelessly” at the door of a judge and she succeeded for the judge opened the door.
The petition or request is of great importance if one is willing to spend time and effort to receive a response to one’s satisfaction. There is also tremendous faith or confidence in the source from whom one expects an answer.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15 KJV)
This widow in Luke 18 did not know what time the judge would open the door, but she knew that if she did not lose heart and remained steadfast and confident he would eventually open it and meet her need. The judge did open the door and only for the following reasons:
“…Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me” (Luke 18:4-5)
If he being unjust finally yielded to the widow’s request how much more would God who is a just judge not answer our prayers? Although we may not know when He will do so, if we persist in addressing the subject of our prayer request with Him, reminding Him about it and telling Him we have faith in Him, He will answer it.
Someone may pose this question “God is not a God who is deaf or forgets so why persistently “knock” or address the subject again and again with Him until we receive an answer, surely it is unnecessary to do this if one has faith?”. In order to answer the question, let’s pose one first as follows: If addressing the subject of our request again and again with him is vain repetition (because he is not deaf or forgetful !) and therefore a sign of disbelief, why would this parable about the persistent widow be narrated by Jesus at all, even beginning with verse 1.
The reasons why this manner of praying is necessary are as follows:
1)Persistent prayer is also focused prayer. Prayer for a particular thing does not have to be focused or persistent in the manner this aforementioned parable describes, however the parable shows us that persistent prayer is a way of praying which is acceptable to God.
2)It pleases God that His children would pray or converse with Him however many times they desire about what they want or need. He is a Father who cares about His children and wants a continuous relationship which involves communication. A loving Father does not care how often a child asks for something; in fact it enables Father to know how much the child really wants that thing or values it. As only a loving wise Father can, he will grant the request at the right time and in a way which is right for the child.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2015
We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter.
People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).
May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.
May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.
We are more than conquerors!
We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).
When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome.
But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more.
You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).
We trust you LORD!
You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.
Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).
You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power.
May your presence abide with us forever more!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
©01/07/2016 Deborah E.Nyamekye
Note: This is in soon to be published book: Gloom, Hope & Glory: A Collection of Spoken Word Prose & Poetry about Humanity, Everyday Life & World Affairs (1984-2017) This book is long overdue and means a lot to me as it has poems that showed my outlook on life in my late teens and early twenties and a few speak of personal things that were happening even before I became a born again Christian (I was saved in 1988).
ATTENTION A NEW INTERNATIONAL CHARITY – ARE YOU INTERESTED OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO MIGHT BE? WE ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
Biblia Poesy SocialCare
A Creative Literary Social Action initiative (Not for Profit Charity) mobilising the Body of Christ to encourage and teach hearts one nation at a time ((Matt24:14/28:19-20)
Subsidiary of Bearwitness-Forerunner Ministries Int.
We aim to use scripturally inspired and formulated Spoken Word Prose/Poetry to exhort, evangelise or engage in community outreach in personal homes, residential care homes, youth/learning disability Homes/Centres, Prisons and Home/cell groups for the purpose of spreading the gospel, encouraging & strengthening the faith of believers and bringing healing & deliverance to multitudes.
In May this year, the LORD put on my heart to get my poetry books Our God Reigns- Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry Volume 1 & 2 (Volume 3 is underway) into Residential Homes for the elderly.
There is a niche among the aforementioned; This is a creative way to evangelise or share the Good News of the Kingdom of God.
I later felt led to include Youth/Learning difficulties Recreational Centres, Church cell or home groups and Prison ministries as well.
Link to my poetry books on Amazon (Amazon allows you to see table of contents and a couple of pages as well) Click here
The books are sent free to those who want to partake of this charity, the link is just to show you what they look like.
When I had this idea, I felt that I was to start this initiative and then encourage other believers in Christ to do the same. I have been praying and getting ready to start contacting places with this Ministry project, however my first chance basically fell on my lap!
At church during a bible study last week in which we were asked to think of ways to reach others for Christ, a lady who works in a residential care home for the elderly encouraged anyone to come and meet with the residents for a chat and that many are lonely and would welcome visitors or people to chat with.
I spoke to her afterwards about what I feel led to do and she thought it was a great idea. She gave me her details & the address of the care home.
3.How exactly can the poetry books “Our God Reigns” be used for evangelism, outreach or encouragement?
My poetry in these books covers a variety of topics, some are straight forward evangelistic, others express the nature and might of God/Jesus Christ giving thanks and glory to him for all things.
Others are an expression of the believers hope in,love for,dependence on,expectations of (etc) God and Christ.
I believe each poem is inspired by God. The poems are written with scriptures in mind and some are formulated from specific scriptures. At times there are bible quotes within the poems. 99% have scriptural references at the end of the poems.
The person who decides to use a poem can do any of the following:
-simply read the poem out (or perform it – some are spoken word /story telling prose) and welcome comments and questions.
-start of or end with reading of the scriptures referenced within or under the poem in question before reading it.
-do the aforementioned but also prepare a short exhortation or teaching around the subject of the poem.
-before starting of course one has to pray and also ask the LORD to use them to ask questions or say things related to the poems or the poems themselves would result in discussions intended to plant redemptive seeds, cause people to make a decision for Christ or rededicated their lives to Christ.
My hope is that the person will use this as an opportunity to also ask if anyone wants prayer or would like to attend a Church if these readings are outside the church setting e.g. Residential Homes & Youth Homes/Centres.
A list of local churches that one has researched should be on hand and one or two suggested if the answer is yes.
4.Who can get a free copy?
Anyone who agrees to pursue a similar Ministry in Residential Care Homes or Youth/Learning Disabilities Recreational Centres, Prison ministries or use it for their cell or home groups will get a free copy of one of my poetry books to start with.
When in future I have connected with management in centres who would welcome such a Ministry, I will also let those who connect with Biblia Poesy SocialCare know of them. My vision is to have a database of such centres.
They will decide which one of the volumes they will start with first by having a look at the table of contents which I can email or forward via Facebook. I can also meet with them to show them the books if possible.
Any one from any nation can request for a free book (or more) by sending
-Explain how you intend to use the Poetry book “Our God Reigns” to be a blessing in your community or through a Ministry at your church:
How many copies are needed (note the Volume 1 or 2):
Contact: Deborah Esther Nyamekye
5.What is the Author’s request?
The author requests for quarterly reports as to how those who have copies of her books are getting on in terms of pursuing the vision statement (point 1) or goals of this Social Action for the glory of God.
The reporting is informal and can be verbal, by email or handwritten.
A willingness to pray with others doing the same thing locally or through a conference call across nations would be great.
6. Can anyone give a donation?
As this is a Not for Profit charity, we welcome donations which includes postage costs.
Please contact me personally if you would like to donate. We will supply account details on our website.
We ask for your prayers as we take this Ministry forward, trusting God that He will fulfil this mission as He birthed it.
This is part of us doing our part in spreading the Word of God in all the earth before the end of the age so that as many people would hear it, make a decision for Christ or be strengthen in their faith.
God bless you Deborah E. Nyamekye
Biblia Poesy SocialCare
A subsidiary of Bearwitness Forerunner Ministries Int.