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The Most High’s Leading & Protection…And the Part We Play

Your Word is a Lamp to my Feet, a Light to my Path (Psalm 119:105 NKJV)


At the beginning of this year, the Most High is reminding us, His children through Yeshua (Jesus) as He did the children of Israel through Joshua:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

He promises to be with us wherever we go, in whatever situation whether perilous or peaceful. In addition, our heavenly Father promises to go ahead of us and be our rear guard in our pursuit of holiness (Isaiah 52:10-12) as this is His predestined plan for our lives.

The children of Israel were told by the Most High to follow closely behind the ark of the Tabernacle, symbolic of His presence, so that they would be led and protected by the Angel of covenant (Exodus 3:8) to where He was taking them because they have never been that way before (Joshua3:4). Likewise, we are to cultivate a lifestyle in His presence daily.

Two key things that our heavenly Father requires of us which guarantee His sustained presence are humility and obedient. Scripture reminds us that our Father “resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5 NKJV). Regarding obedience, Yeshua says

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him…If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me (John 14:21-23 NJKV).

As we trust our heavenly Father to lead and protect us throughout the year, may we remember that we also have a part to play in our covenant relationship with Him.

Have a happy and blessed New Year!

In Christ,

Deborah


©DENyamekye/01-01-2023

I See Your Face

I see your face ablaze through the darkened window pane of my heart,
full of sorrow and pain.
I see your face aglow emitting rays of hope as I walk on life’s shaky tightrope.

In life’s next phase, you will be there I know,
your face ablaze and aglow as yesterday, today and always.

Copyright DENyamekye

Significant unto Self

Introduction:
I felt led to contemplate on the futility and consequences of life without God. The ultimate purposeless life is one lived without God. Self worth attained by placing one’s significance in things and achievements instead of God is meaningless as is life without God of our Lord Jesus Christ in general. Let us intercede so that multitudes will be enlightened to the error of their ways and be saved/set free by the truth (John 8:32) 

Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Ecc. 1:2).

Significant unto Self
“I am significant” repeat this in a trance, believe it at a glance at your achievements and accolades.

What is the purpose if you have no repose only tension with no solution?

What is the purpose if you see the broad way of death but are blind to the narrow way of life?

What is the purpose if your hands are tied and you ride on the waves of hell and cannot tell when Jesus calms the tide so you can walk byfaith and not by sight and be set alight to do what is right?
There is no purpose!
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 14/01/2016

This poem is part of the collection of poems in “Our God Reigns – Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry (Volume 2)” book for sale on Amazon online or through my author central page: http://www.amazon.com/author/Nyamekye 

Get Ready, the Bridegroom Cometh! 

I believe in Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God. A Son unlike any other who left his throne to became as you and I. 
Walking among a crowd, he healed, taught and mended broken lives. Many believed, some doubted, but he stopped not his mandate for mankind.

Have you ever heard of a Son such as this, a man of this kind?

Have you seen one so pure and true? One who is impartial and kind.

A lover of all; rich, poor, the Jew and gentile?

He finished his work when he died and ascended to his throne. Now seated, the King makes intercession for co-heirs now and those to come. 

Are you on a risky tightrope between heaven and hell with your gaze set on that place where sorrow untold with everlasting chains awaits? 

Or are you ready for the Bridegroom when he comes? 

As a bright lamp full of oil, keep your soul ready and ablaze. There is still time to prepare for the King, so live not in uncertainty or in a maze.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 13/09/2016

Time for reflection on our Salvation & Calling/Poetic Prose: …Them Also I Must Bring” (John 10:16)

Have you ever thought of the fact that when Jesus was praying just before his crucifixion (John 17) for his disciples and those unsaved who “also I must bring” (as he stated about the yet to be sheep in John 10:16) that the “them also I must bring” included YOU ?
Yes, you who was predestined to be born centuries later and would become born again children of God by the outworking of circumstances in your life?

It is therefore a fact that our pathway to being saved was guaranteed by God to happen because JESUS INTERCEDED FOR US so many centuries ago.

Let us spend quality time meditating on this with immense thanksgiving remembering what Jesus accomplished for us on the Cross of Calvary.

Having a salvation that was secured by way of his High Priestly intercession before and by the act of his death, Jesus is still to this day making intercession for us at the right hand of Father God! What great security we have in Christ! We also have a clear mandate as believers in Christ to be His vessels to bring the unsaved to him. Are we demonstrating the compassion of God in Christ for the unsaved? Are we seeking opportunities to share the gospel?
For most of us, coming to Christ was through someone’s prayers (in agreement with Christ’s at the right hand of Father) and/or hearing someone share the gospel.
Nothing has changed, the Great Commission is as clear as ever, Jesus is still saying to us “I want to use you, for those “also I must bring” (John 10:16) Let us heed to his call for the time is short! The Bridegroom Cometh!!
Below is a poetic prose about the reality of man’s separation from God & God’s quest for man entitled “…Them also I must bring”

Poem (Storytelling series): Lady Blossom on Earth’s Scenes & Chimes 

On a bench looking nature in her face, I, Lady Blossom hear well rehearsed birds singing melodies that must be heard. A pheasant appears here and there but wants none of it and escapes gladly beneath the ferns.

The wind thunders a chorus, now and again later, ruffling trees clothed in glistening leaves and a colourful mosaic of joyous blooms. 

Languages from across the world add to nature’s chimes as visitors sit and chat on well mowed lawns amidst the tranquil sights and sounds. 

Mothers pushing prams jovially chat and stop midway now and again taking in the beautiful scenes and inhaling clean country air. With heads raised and squinted eyes, they fail not to catch the gentle springtime sun nor feel the tingle of the warm breeze.

A monk with a staff walks briskly past, is he praying or in a hurry to break his fast? 

I look up to soak in the last rays of the evening sun blowing a kiss with joy to the divine. With a standing ovation, I join the choir giving thanks for all creatures great & small.

Bowing, off I go to the “Earth Appreciation Forum”. While on stage, I leave my notes on the podium, walk away and begin to speak from my heart: “Ladies & Gentlemen you expect research from busy times, but tune in now to “Lady Blossom on Earth Scenes & Chimes”.
I begin: “On a bench looking nature in her face, I, Lady Blossom…”
©23Apr2017 DENyamekye
Category: Storytelling Poetry 

God’s Faithfulness to the Fully Committed

When your heart is fully committed to God, every step you take will inevitably be guided and guarded by Him.
“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…” (2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV)
These are two points to remind you of God’s faithfulness to the fully committed, not just by their words but their deeds as well:
1. “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. Narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.” (Matt. 7:13-14 KJV).
The LORD will make sure that you are steered back onto his “narrow” pathway if you should stray away from it at any point due to affliction.
The Lord will be your help in times of trouble to make this possible.
The Psalmist (46:1-3) says “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah”.

As one who is in fellowship with His Holy Spirit, He will also give you the ability to discern what is of Him and what is not so that you know when you are on a path He has not led you on.

“So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” (Gal. 5:16-17 NLT).

God’s will is that you live and walk guided by the Holy Spirit not by your own carnal longings and desires which is under the control of Satan who entices the flesh to take the “wide gate” or “broad way”. This pathway is pleasing to the flesh or carnal nature because they offer what appear to be easy and quick benefits, in the long term however one realises that the so called benefits were short lived, resulted in affliction or heartache and discouragement.

2. The Lord will ensure that you part with those you are in alliance with who

a)do not have the same call of God as you do.

b)are likely to be a hindrance to you one way or another. This is because they could be agents of conflict or contention directly or through others associated with them.

Abraham (then called Abram) had left Haran (Gen 12) with his nephew Lot, travelled with him to Egypt where Abraham’s riches including livestock had increased. Together Abraham and Lot had a large amount of livestock and there came a time that living together and grazing their animals proved difficult as the land was crowded as other communities lived there as well. In addition their herdsmen had began to quarrel among themselves. Abraham took the wise decision to separate from Lot saying

“..Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the right hand, then I will go to the left…” (Gen. 13:9 KJV).

When we study scriptures closely, it is evident that Abraham’s call by God out of his country, Haran (Gen. 12) did not include his relatives. He was married at the time so his wife was included. It was therefore not surprising that a time came for him and Lot to part and what better time than when the land they occupied could not hold their combined possessions.

Today let us pray, asking the LORD to reveal to us if we are aligned to the wrong person, people or group and the wise steps we should take to dissociate ourselves from those He exposes. We need to take care that when God tells us to do something or go a particular way we are not involving anyone He has not told us to partner with.

Brothers and sisters, when we are fully committed to the LORD, we must partner with Him as He guides and guards our lives and this means we are to walk in obedience and refused to compromise with evil. As long as we know what the truth is according to God’s Word, we should refuse at all costs to live by half truths and lies.

” said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 KJV).

Today, let us resolve to continue living as dedicated soldiers of Christ marching on fully committed to our commander in chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, helping others to stay in line or line up with us as is the will of God.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
Deborah Esther x

©Deborah Nyamekye 28/11/2015

Poem of Hope & Restoration (storytelling series): God brings dreams to Pass

Up and down the land she walked, as a wanderer seeing naught and feeling lost, she sighed and cried “I have stalled ‘cause of the fog and drought”.
Even within, she felt barren and dry wanting to pray but too weak to try. Then came a light so bright before her face, but looking around she saw no one in that place. Within her heart, she heard a voice say loud & clear

“I am the Light of the World who loves you, my dear”. Then he placed a fountain in her heart and said “Out of you shall flow rivers of living water to quench your thirst, so you shall never falter”.

Then suddenly her heart became a well watered verdant land, from her mouth was a melodious waterfall, and her eyes were awash with God’s salve to never falter or fall.

 The bright ray of the morning sun hit her face so hard she covered her eyes and exclaimed “my, what a dream so real!”

The dream spoke of God’s Light, His love and the River of Life, a picture of what is to come, a revelation of God’s delivering might and abundant promises day and night. 

Now strengthened, newly enlightened, no more doubtful, newly hopeful, she knew that she could cope with every trial whatever the scope, for her heart was now full of hope, because of Him who said

“I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.(1)”

(Scriptural references:John 8:12, 7:38-39, Biblical quote Isaiah 46:11 KJV)

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/04/2016

Poem in soon to be published book: A Divine World: Purposeful Christian Storytelling in Poetry & Prose