Category: Trust & Faith

Living to Please God (prayer)

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Dear Heavenly Father,

My desire is to live to please you each and every day.

When I wake up in the morning, I plead for daily instruction.
Every task of the day I present to you, my task master renown, for I can do nothing without you.

Every daily decision, whenever I need direction, it is only you I seek, my way maker extraordinaire, for I lack wisdom without you.

When I lay me down to sleep at night, then I can say, I have lived to please you.

Thank you dear Father, for a life that is set apart exceptionally for you. Amen.

©12-Nov17 DENyamekye

Inspired by 1 Thess. 4:1 The Apostle Paul admonishing the Thessalonian Church to live to please God more and more:
“Finally, dear brothers and sisters,[a] we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.”

Steps of Faith into Your Destiny – The Joshua/Caleb Generation

imageThe journey through the promised land for Israel was a powerful illustration of how God’s people then as now go through the journey of life with a cycle of challenges, problems and obstacles some of which seem insurmountable.

Every step of the way through the promised land was a step of faith, at times their faith was so weak that they murmured, many resorted to idolising a golden calf and some did not even make it to the promised land.
In Joshua 3:3-4 when the LORD told them to follow after the Ark of the Covenant carried by the priests, the Israelites did not know where they were going, as they had never been that way before. They therefore did not know how close or how far they were to the promised land. They had to put their trust totally in God who alone knew the way.

Likewise without God’s leading we do not know what is ahead of us. Without Him we have no idea at what stage of our breakthrough we are in or how long we still need to wait until we receive what we believe God has promised us in personal prophecy or through His Word.

In the wilderness journey the Israelites were led by a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day and received constant counsel and instruction as guidance by God through Moses and then Joshua, as New Covenant believers in our journey of life, we have access to the revelatory realm of God through the indwelling Holy Spirit and gifts of the Spirit. We cannot and should not underestimate the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives to draw us closer to God so that we know Him as well as His will and direction for our lives.

When we trust God, we are willing to obey Him and do so by taking steps of faith through the leading of the Holy Spirit in the direction in which He is leading us.

The greatest steps of faith based on our trust in God we will need to take are at the beginning or at the brink of our undertaking, be it a journey, a new job, a project or a ministry.

I sense this juncture is the point at which Satan reinforces his natural and spiritual armies against our progression, attempting to sabotage our plans and therefore these are times when we should strengthen ourselves through intensified or increased prayer, fasting and praise as well as scriptural meditation.

CROSSING THE RED SEA
An illustration of the intensified danger at the commencement of a journey with the intention of stopping it: when the Israelites had just left Egypt they thought the final plague was enough to keep Pharaoh from pursuing them but they were greatly mistaken for he mobilized his horsemen with their chariots and pursued them! The Israelites were terrified as they realised they had no where to turn, with Pharaoh and his army closing in behind them and the Red Sea before them.
But they served a God who is omnipotent and omniscient. He is the sovereign one Adonai, who always has the last word on any matter, for He is the creator and controller of the universe. God foreknew this would happen and devised a miraculous plan of deliverance which would be one of the all time miraculous testimonies the world has ever heard of and would be recounted from generation to generation. Right before their eyes the Red Sea parted and they were able to cross over safely, however Pharaoh’s horsemen and chariots drowned.
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Is. 59:19b)

CROSSING THE JORDAN
“The priests who carried the Ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.” (Joshua 3:17NASB)

The nation of Israel had come to the end of their journey and their last hurdle was the crossing of the Jordan River which would take them into the promised land. Here we find another water path as the Red Sea which if but for God would have served as a great obstacle to them moving forward to attain His promises.

As with the Red Sea, the Jordan River (Joshua 3:13) was parted supernaturally by God for them to walk across.
It is worth noting how the Lord kept the waters of the Jordan River on one side; the priests carrying “the Ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan” until all the Israelites had finished crossing it.
At the brink of the Israelites’ entry into the promised land, this imagery speaks louder than words and is very powerful; The Ark and the priests carrying it, speak of God’s presence and “Right Hand” or intercessory might in the midst of obstacles so that a way is made for deliverance or release. It also makes a statement that nothing, not even the laws of nature, can withstand God’s power of intervention for the sake of His people.
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;…I will even make a way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.” (Isa.43:19 KJV)
God is today speaking in the same way to us. Our Royal High Priest Jesus and the indwelling Holy Spirit are not only leading the way, but also making intercession for us in the midst of every situation so that a way is made for us to enter into our promises.
God therefore strategises to take us through every hurdle safely. Our part is to trust and obey for the manifestation of a glorious outcome.

TRUST, OBEY AND TAKE STEPS OF FAITH INTO YOUR PROMISES
In both cases, at the beginning of the journey through the wilderness and at the end so as to enter the promised land, the Israelites were blessed with the miracle of the parting of waters so that they could walk across.
The LORD was saying “the greater the danger you are facing, or is advancing behind you, the greater the miracle I will outwork to deliver you and bring you to the place I am sending you”.
How easy is it to cross over parted waters? It takes great trust in the one who parted it to decide to obey them and take steps of faith to walk across, knowing that they will keep it parted until you get to the other side.

The Israelites who left Israel were not the same crowd who entered the promised land apart from two, Joshua and Caleb. God made sure that the crowd who left Egypt with Joshua and Caleb did not receive their inheritance, instead they died in the wilderness. Why? because of their unbelief.

Joshua and Caleb represented a generation who had a different spirit, in other words they trusted God to do what was impossible to man. They were people of great faith in God and fearless of the giants they would encounter in the promised land (Numbers 11). It is therefore this generation that God chose to enter the promised land. When we trust God, we are fearless, quick to obey and activate our faith in Him so that He is glorified. These are the qualities of the Joshua and Caleb generation, qualities necessary to receive and sustain the promises of God.
Friends, let us examine our hearts today and ask ourselves, are we among the Joshua & Caleb generation in these last days before the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?
Is there anything “old ways of Egypt” in us i.e. mindsets, attitudes, presumptions, secret faults that must die or be overcome so that we can truly be consecrated unto God as true worshippers.
It is never too late to re-address areas of our lives and put things right so that we attain the fullness of our inheritance in God through Jesus Christ. God reveals to redeem.
Dear Father
Thank you for the promises and destiny you have for me.

Forgive me when I have not trusted you or I have been fearful to take steps of faith according to your word.

I am thankful that as you are all knowing, you have a plan or strategy to overcome every obstacle or danger on my behalf by your mighty power.

I ask that you would help me to stay in that place of trusting you completely with every decision and direction I desire to take knowing that you will redirect my course if it is not your will.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.
Deborah Esther x
©Deborah E Nyamekye 20/11/2015

Have expectations? Using the right “Ignition keys” guarantees God is at the Steering Wheel 

💒Word of encouragement:

Are you expecting something to happen or a change to take place in your life, your circumstances or a situation ?
The first thing to wait for or to listen out for is the Word of God

In creation when there was a void, God said “Let there be” and there was.
The word of the LORD came to Elijah: 1And it came to pass [after] many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab…” (1 Kings 18:1).

The Word of God is the Word of truth, that affirms His will, it stirs up faith and creates an atmosphere of expectation to believe and wait on God for what He has promised.
The Word of the LORD came to Elijah as it is written in 1 Kings 18:1. In order for a change in our circumstances from “famine” to abundant “rain”‘of blessings or from chaos to order, let us use the following “ignition keys” (yes, simultaneously!) that allow the Word of God to come to us daily:
– Bible reading and meditation, for He is faithful to give us personal (Rhema) words through the written word.
– prayer and praise while waiting to hear from God in our hearts for He delights to speak to us.

This way, we can guarantee that God is at work with and through us victoriously for He desires to be at the “Steering Wheel” of our Destiny path.

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 30/05/2016

EXHORTATION – A Christlike Self Perspective: Never disabled, forever unstoppable

Let nothing & no one call you “disabled” (incapable, unable, unworthy, insignificant etc…)

Will you allow others to label you and so define you? Will you accept their definition of you as opposed to God’s ? The negative definition that seeps into not only your conscious mind but also your subconscious, resulting in self limitation, under-valuing your capabilities or even prevents you from seeing what you are capable of!

The state of being “disabled” whether physical or spiritual is a matter of perspective. If you have a life in God, one of your key taglines should be “I am always capable through Christ”. Don’t be like a prisoner

-who has had their chains removed but is still standing in a bound position.

-whose prison doors are open but he cannot see it and is still sitting in the prison. Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61).

When in Christ, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life, regardless of your

✝️physical state, Nick Vujicic is an example, he said

“I don’t believe I am disabled. Yes, I may have no limbs, but no big deal. It doesn’t matter how I look—

it’s WHO I AM and WHAT I CAN DO that matters!”

(in picture below) check out his life story and achievements to the glory of God.

✝️youth: David who became king of Israel was a youth when God started to use him. By God’s power and might he was able to fight against the lion and the bear while tending to his sheep in the wilderness.

He developed the “I can” self perspective that was from God, so that the giant enemy of Israel, Goliath feared by adults of the army of Israel was “chicken feed” in his eyes.

God brought David up to believe he could do all things through God who strengthened him. This ought to minister to us as to how to bring up children or young people. The perspective of one’s self is so important and will determine the course of one’s life.

In our day, God is using young people mighty as it was prophesied by the prophet Joel (Joel 2:25).

✝️little or no education: God gives wisdom and ability to excel for His sake and there are many cases of men and women of God who have not had the privilege of being educated at all or have very elementary education, who are doing exploits for God while demonstrating His wisdom and anointing as they do so.

Let us always see ourselves as children of God who can do all things through Him and Him alone.
Jesus said “5I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:5-6 KJV)

It is time for us to discard limiting self-perspectives and live in the reality of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Blessings Deborah Esther ❤️

©Feb2017 DENyamekye

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Trust, Obey & Step Out in Faith – The Joshua Generation 

The journey through the promised land for Israel was a powerful illustration of how God’s people then as now go through the journey of life with a cycle of challenges, problems and obstacles some of which seem insurmountable. Every step of the way through the promised land was a step of faith, at times their faith was so weak that they murmured, many resorted to idolising a golden calf and some did not even make it to the promised land.
In Joshua 3:3-4 when the LORD told them to follow after the Ark of the Covenant carried by the priests, the Israelites did not know where they were going, as they had never been that way before. They therefore did not know how close or how far they were to the promised land. They had to put their trust totally in God who alone knew the way.
Likewise without God’s leading we do not know what is ahead of us. Without Him we have no idea at what stage of our breakthrough we are in or how long we still need to wait until we receive what we believe God has promised us in personal prophecy or through His Word.
In the wilderness journey the Israelites were led by a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day and received constant counsel and instruction as guidance by God through Moses and then Joshua, as New Covenant believers in our journey of life, we have access to the revelatory realm of God through the indwelling Holy Spirit and gifts of the Spirit. We cannot and should not underestimate the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives to draw us closer to God so that we know Him as well as His will and direction for our lives.

When we trust God, we are willing to obey Him and do so by taking steps of faith through the leading of the Holy Spirit in the direction in which He is leading us.

The greatest steps of faith based on our trust in God we will need to take are at the beginning or at the brink of our undertaking, be it a journey, a new job, a project or a ministry.
I sense this juncture is the point at which Satan reinforces his natural and spiritual armies against our progression, attempting to sabotage our plans and therefore these are times when we should strengthen ourselves through intensified or increased prayer, fasting and praise as well as scriptural meditation.

CROSSING THE RED SEA
An illustration of the intensified danger at the commencement of a journey with the intention of stopping it: when the Israelites had just left Egypt they thought the final plague was enough to keep Pharaoh from pursuing them but they were greatly mistaken for he mobilized his horsemen with their chariots and pursued them! The Israelites were terrified as they realised they had no where to turn, with Pharaoh and his army closing in behind them and the Red Sea before them.
But they served a God who is omnipotent and omniscient. He is the sovereign one Adonai, who always has the last word on any matter, for He is the creator and controller of the universe. God foreknew this would happen and devised a miraculous plan of deliverance which would be one of the all time miraculous testimonies the world has ever heard of and would be recounted from generation to generation. Right before their eyes the Red Sea parted and they were able to cross over safely, however Pharaoh’s horsemen and chariots drowned.
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Is. 59:19b)

CROSSING THE JORDAN
“The priests who carried the Ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.” (Joshua 3:17NASB)

The nation of Israel had come to the end of their journey and their last hurdle was the crossing of the Jordan River which would take them into the promised land. Here we find another water path as the Red Sea which if but for God would have served as a great obstacle to them moving forward to attain His promises.

As with the Red Sea, the Jordan River (Joshua 3:13) was parted supernaturally by God for them to walk across.
It is worth noting how the Lord kept the waters of the Jordan River on one side; the priests carrying “the Ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan” until all the Israelites had finished crossing it.
At the brink of the Israelites’ entry into the promised land, this imagery speaks louder than words and is very powerful; The Ark and the priests carrying it, speak of God’s presence and “Right Hand” or intercessory might in the midst of obstacles so that a way is made for deliverance or release. It also makes a statement that nothing, not even the laws of nature, can withstand God’s power of intervention for the sake of His people.
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth;…I will even make a way in the wilderness, [and] rivers in the desert.” (Isa.43:19 KJV)
God is today speaking in the same way to us. Our Royal High Priest Jesus and the indwelling Holy Spirit are not only leading the way, but also making intercession for us in the midst of every situation so that a way is made for us to enter into our promises.
God therefore strategises to take us through every hurdle safely. Our part is to trust and obey for the manifestation of a glorious outcome.

TRUST, OBEY AND TAKE STEPS OF FAITH INTO YOUR PROMISES
In both cases, at the beginning of the journey through the wilderness and at the end so as to enter the promised land, the Israelites were blessed with the miracle of the parting of waters so that they could walk across.
The LORD was saying “the greater the danger you are facing, or is advancing behind you, the greater the miracle I will outwork to deliver you and bring you to the place I am sending you”.
How easy is it to cross over parted waters? It takes great trust in the one who parted it to decide to obey them and take steps of faith to walk across, knowing that they will keep it parted until you get to the other side.

The Israelites who left Israel were not the same crowd who entered the promised land apart from two, Joshua and Caleb. God made sure that the crowd who left Egypt with Joshua and Caleb did not receive their inheritance, instead they died in the wilderness. Why? because of their unbelief.

Joshua and Caleb represented a generation who had a different spirit, in other words they trusted God to do what was impossible to man. They were people of great faith in God and fearless of the giants they would encounter in the promised land (Numbers 11). It is therefore this generation that God chose to enter the promised land. When we trust God, we are fearless, quick to obey and activate our faith in Him so that He is glorified. These are the qualities of the Joshua and Caleb generation, qualities necessary to receive and sustain the promises of God.
Friends, let us examine our hearts today and ask ourselves, are we among the Joshua & Caleb generation in these last days before the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?
Is there anything “old ways of Egypt” in us i.e. mindsets, attitudes, presumptions, secret faults that must die or be overcome so that we can truly be consecrated unto God as true worshippers.
It is never too late to re-address areas of our lives and put things right so that we attain the fullness of our inheritance in God through Jesus Christ. God reveals to redeem.
Dear Father
Thank you for the promises and destiny you have for me.

Forgive me when I have not trusted you or I have been fearful to take steps of faith according to your word.

I am thankful that as you are all knowing, you have a plan or strategy to overcome every obstacle or danger on my behalf by your mighty power.

I ask that you would help me to stay in that place of trusting you completely with every decision and direction I desire to take knowing that you will redirect my course if it is not your will.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.
Deborah Esther x
©Deborah E Nyamekye 20/11/2015

What it means to be an Astute Business Man or Woman of God – Trusting & Immovable

Trusting in the Lord means that one is steadfast and therefore able to excel and is also “immovable” or unperturbed and unshaken in the face of adversity. One is able to face adversity head on and can even say boldly “bring it on!”.

“Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” (Psalm 125:1 NKJV).

To more accurately convey what being steadfast or immovable entails, I would describe one who believes God is trustworthy as having the qualities of one who is astute. The ability to be astute is a product of their trust in God. 

What does astute mean? It means that one has or shows an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage. Also according to the English Cambridge dictionary, such a person is “able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it”. 
People often use this word in the context of secular business; “He is an astute businessman” they say. How about using it in the context of those who live a life engaged in God’s business, which can be within and also outside of the church ? How about applying this word to people who are employed or are self employed and as believers use godly principles that make them astute? 

There is so much meaning packed within this word, astute. Synonyms of astute include: Shrewd, Sharp or sharp-witted, bright, brilliant, intelligence, smart, canny, clever, discerning, perceptive, intuitive, insightful.

When we trust in God as believers in Jesus Christ, it means we surrender our lives completely to Him and live abiding in God actively through bible study, prayer and singing praises to Him. Every area of our lives is worshipful unto God.

BENEFITS OF TRUSTING GOD

One of the key benefits of trusting God is that the Holy Spirit indwelling us responds and he imparts spiritual gifts which includes the gift of discerning of spirits and wisdom (1 Corinth.12). When you have God given gifts of discernment and wisdom due to steadfast or immovable trust in God, it means that you inevitably develop the ability to have God’s “eyes” or insight and perception in things the same way God does. 

In simple terms you have the wisdom of God and therefore a God given “ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to” your advantage. Knowing or having God’s ways (Wisdom) on a matter means He will also give you the understanding for effective application, as a result you are “able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it”. (both quotes here are a repetition of the definitions of astute given earlier.
Believers in Jesus Christ are able to know or discern the will and wisdom of God because the indwelling Holy Spirit, being the Spirit of God, knows the will or mind of God on a matter (1 Corinthians 2) and imparts it to us. 
As Christians, we should have at the forefront of our minds the truth of the fact that wisdom that is not from Father God through our Lord Jesus Christ is from two sources, ourselves (carnal) and Satan (including evil spirits).
Therefore praying for God’s wisdom so as to live victoriously in all areas of our lives is an absolute necessity. The Apostle James says 
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” (James 1:5 NLT).

Another key benefit of trusting in God is that you provoke the Word of God to work for you! You are simultaneously trusting in Jesus the Word (John chapter 1) who became flesh and dwelt among men, died and rose again the third day to redeem mankind from sin. Jesus is described as the last Adam, the life-giving spirit (1 Corinth. 15:45).
The Spirit of God that bears witness with our Spirit that we are children of God, testifies of Jesus (John 15:26), the Word. The abundant life of God (John 10:10) obtainable through Christ (as well as the Holy Spirit) manifests in the life of the Christian who trusts in God. 
The great power of enablement released by the Holy Spirit is well expressed in Romans 8:11 as follows:
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you (NLT).

Trust in God therefore inevitably results in resurrection life! Every area of one’s life that is “dead” or unproductive or barren becomes fruitful. The redemptive and productive life of God is breathed into one’s intellect (synonyms of astute: intellectual, brilliance, bright..). This means that as a believer in Christ, your thoughts are increasingly sanctified and become as God’s thoughts. 
Your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit be it in church ministry or your role in the marketplace or public sphere such as in the realms of volunteering, career and engaging in a hobby is greatly enhanced and aligned to God’s will for your life. In fact God is likely to give you creative and clever (clever is a synonym of astute) ways to be an influential or fruitful witness for Christ.
Jesus advised his disciples to be shrewd, another of the synonyms of astute mentioned earlier:
“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16 NLT).

God’s children are rightly declared “astute business people” for His sake, because they trust Him. It is therefore accurate to say that when we trust in God, the truth of His written and prophetic word about who we are and what our purpose is begins to manifest or unfold. The reality of these scriptures amongst others are affirmed daily in our lives:

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3 NLT).

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”(Eph. 3:20 NLT).

Through the power of God at work within and also in every area of our lives, we not only increasingly become who we were created to be, in terms of our identity but also what we were predestined to do in terms of our destiny. This is because we have what it takes to be astute when we trust in God. Truly trusting God through His Word results in a life constantly lived in His presence. The cycle of astuteness in relation to “God’s business” wherever we might be is therefore never ending. This verse that speaks of God’s constant presence is a daily reality: 

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people” (Psalm 125:2 NKJV).

Poem: Trusting & Immovable
The heritage of trusting in God is to be branded as astute. Amiable and steadfast immovable as Mount Zion.

A heart of zeal is obtained, clad in wisdom as a quilt patched from experiences and sown.

The ability to excel, a covering of divine brilliance, as a shawl saved from a furnace of chastening and worn.

Astuteness in business, God imparts to trusting men. Revealed in how they discern, assess and walk paths of righteousness. The immovable shall flourish in God’s blessedness.

©Deborah E. Nyamekye 30/08/2016

Waiting for a Prayer Call to be answered?

“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 am 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 it in the timing you want it to happen. 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.

As long as you know that you have entitlement to what you are praying for, as 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 decree that as it is a prophetic 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 Christian International Ministries 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), which I started in 2014, in April this year. I am preparing to release two more books (poetry) for sale in July.

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 27/06/2016

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Nevertheless at thy Word, LORD!

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Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught”. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake” (Luke 5: 4-5 KJV).

Simon (also known as Peter) and his partners were washing their nets, they had toiled all night and caught nothing. Jesus Christ who Simon had made a part of his life accepting him as his “Rabbi” or teacher, needed the use of Simon’s ship for his teaching ministry that day. So Jesus got into Simon’s ship and was sitting in it in the lake not too far from the shore and teaching the crowd.

Having used Simon’s ship to teach the crowd, Jesus then had a plan to bless Simon, James and John. He started by asking Simon to “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught”. Note that Jesus did not merely say launch out into the lake, but in the deeper most part of it is what he was instructing Simon to do.
Simon and the other fishermen had toiled all night and they had caught nothing not even in the shallow waters, and Jesus was saying “Launch out into the deep!”, but Simon obeyed Jesus saying “nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net”.

Brethren, when you welcome Jesus in your life “Ship” and allow him to orchestrate your life for the sake of others it means God has a plan for your life that would surprise you, He will do something for you that you least expect; there is a great miracle awaiting you in areas of your life where you lack as Simon and his fishing partners James and John found out.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt.6:33 KJV).

When you say “nevertheless at thy word” to the LORD, not looking at things with your natural eyes, but your spiritual eyes of faith, if the company you keep also have Jesus in their life “ship”, as Simon did, they will surely partake of your blessed life in Christ as you will theirs. It is inevitable that when God provides for you miraculously in your areas of need, they too will benefit from it and you will also benefit when they receive the same. This is because it is God’s will that His people are one and live together as a family of God. Jesus prayed for God’s people to be one (John 17:19-21).
“…Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1 KJV)

What do you have in common with your closest friends? It is the unity through Christ that creates a ripple effect of blessings.

Dear brothers and sisters, this account ought to encourage you that God is always looking for ways to bless His children as only a heavenly Father can do. He knows how you have made Him the captain of your life “Ship” through Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour and so He knows your needs, where you lack and how much you carry on working and toiling for Him, saying daily “nevertheless at thy word” even when he sends you into those “deep” places where an outcome of success seems more impossible.

My message to you today is that He always hears your surrendered response and sees your activation of faith in obedience and whenever you are weak He extends His hand to help you and strengthens you with His powerful Holy Spirit. If you are already seeing the fruit of your labour, I praise God with you and encourage you to keep on keeping on. If you have not yet, I also praise God with you, because God is working on it, delay is not denial and His timing is perfect.

You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.
Deborah Esther
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 2/12/2015

(posted 2/12/2015 & 25/02/2016)