Day: September 21, 2016

Waiting for a Prayer Call to be answered?

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“Dialling numbers”: Ask, Decree/Declare & Believe While Living Obediently.

What are you desiring from God? Jesus said “whatever you ask in my name I will do it” (John 14:13-14)

As long as God is your LORD, that promise holds true, so ASK.
Don’t ask amiss or half heartedly saying “I will pray but “Que serra, serra” (French for whatever will be, will be) or “If God feels like it, He will answer… ” or “Oh I’m not sure He will give it, but let me ask anyway!”

No! Ask with the confidence that you will receive it. A double minded person cannot receive anything from God.

As long as what you are asking is in line with what God through His Word says you are entitled to, then ask with confidence knowing you will receive it.

“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24 NLT).

Remember though that God, being sovereign and the controller of your life and destiny may not answer your prayers in the way you expect or prefer. This is true even if they are based on His will according to the written or the prophetic word. However when God does answer, whatever the answer may look like, you will know God is the source and give Him thanks for it.

As our heart condition before Him is of great importance, God would expect us to live in holiness as best as we can according to His Word as we seek to receive answers to our prayers.

He may also not answer the prayer in the timing you desire. But as the saying goes “God is never late, He is always on time”. His timing may appear to be delay but God is putting certain things in place, preparing you and the circumstances associated with the outcome. Therefore brethren let us exercise the spiritual fruit of patience which is indeed a God given virtue.

If you know that you have entitlement to what you are praying for because you are a covenanted child of God, also remember that you have the authority through Christ Jesus to engage in spiritual warfare prayers and make decrees and declarations according to the written and personal prophetic word.

Spiritual warfare prayers involve the relentless pursuit of God in prayer for all that He had for you while declaring openly and in confrontation to natural and spiritual enemies that they have no power or authority over your life. This is because you are an anointed covenanted child of God.

“19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”(Luke 10:19 KJV)

“27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Joel 22:27-28 KJV)

I have many testimonies of answered prayers; I first of all gain insight into what God wants for me, pray about it and then declare it by faith until I see it come to pass.

One example is how I used to take my prophetic word about the call of God on my life to write many books before the LORD many times declaring and decreeing that as it is a prophetic word of God concerning my destiny, I trust Him to bring it to pass. It was a personal word I received in 1994, affirmed by a prophet who did not know me at a Christian International Ministries prophetic conference in February 2000.

I started of with a bimonthly newsletter in 2015, then writing in blogs (websites) and then I published my first book (Bible study & meditation) in April 2016, a book I started writing in March 2014, in April this year. I have published two more books (on Poetry) as at September 2016 and thinking of others I have manuscripts ready for.

Brethren, God knows what He has in store for you, through abiding in Him and His Word, you are sure to know what they are so that you can partner with Him for them to manifest.

Prayer is key, prayer is powerful, but the fuel that results in prayers being heard or rising up as “flames with smoke” that is pleasing incense unto God is obedience to God and His Word.

Always remember that you are more than a conqueror through him (Jesus) who loves you (Romans 8:37) and God is always eager to answer your prayer calls (Jer. 33:3). All you need to do is to “dial the right numbers” according to His Word.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 2016
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All that Glitters is not Gold

image.jpegThere was a pretty young lass who desired to accomplish much, and set her sights on writing fiction. Befriending achievers she became popular by association.

So called friends, the learned and posh and dimwits with a lot of dosh passed through her life leaving their opinions
and thoughts. “Wow that’s a bestseller!”, “Excellent work get a publisher!” said they full of praise. Her ego was raised and she became full of self praise.

This lass became a spendthrift to fit among the top notch, made regular purchases of new bags with shoes to match. Also dating a rich publisher to her was quite a catch. The lass cared not for old friends, shunned them and laughed at mama’s prayers and tears.

The knock on the door was almost unheard as in unison thunder announced the coming storm. A delivery of newspapers it was, for the day of media reviews of the book had dawned.

Her face beamed with a smile, looking back with delight at her gold trimmed writing world with a sugar daddy for a publisher and top class publicity. The promise of free book signing events she received in a club was to her a seal of his unending love.

Sitting pretty awaiting her man, she began to read review after review…
As lightening struck, her smile cracked and shattered in an instance, tears streamed down as she prayed to awake from the horrible dream.

A dream where she was pinned down by critical words as sharp daggers causing unbearable pain. Her sobs were as the sound of the raindrops and became wails, louder than the hurricane late into the night!
Such was her state, in shock for two days.

Mr lover man, the publisher answered not his phone, nor did he and her uppity friends return her calls. In shame she called her mama who sobbed on the phone and rushed to cradle her baby girl, home alone.

Mama the wise, her tongue uncoiled as a scroll and out came these words:
“Have a vision, run with it but never leave your true self and her backers behind. People in shallow places, pout what they know their peers want to hear, to tease the ear.

To be in the click, they stroke each other’s backs and throw kisses as enticing cats. You were too naive and tame to know my child that with them elevation at all costs for fame is the name of the game.

Mama repeated her words into ears as sink holes and a heart as quick sand, creating in mama’s girl a desire to depart from the old, so that she craved for a new start. Mama prayed, she repented and with bags packed,
homeward bound they drove with mum singing praises at the wheel.

The lass fell asleep and saw a man, then he became the Door and in she went. There a pasture of beauty appeared, full of books and scrolls embedded in the soil “as potatoes ready for the picking…” were her thoughts.

She heard a voice say “Now you know trusting self and the deceiver avail nought and all that glitters is not gold. A repentant heart is my writing board, a place wherein I impart my vision.

The reality you now see, a field of finished works are for an appointed time, my dictates of truth from your hand to bless the world.”

From henceforth I commission you to write in pastures green where a dreamy destiny does become reality.”
Then a pen was placed in her hand, on it was written her name “Jemima” and the words:
“Reverence for God and His True Word are more desirable than Gold”

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 20/09/2016

Scriptures

John 10:9 KJV: “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Psalm 19:9-14 NLT :
9Reverence for the LORD is pure,
lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair.
10They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. 11They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them. 12How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
13Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.