Tag: exhortation

That Season of Life & Our Response

If your life is totally surrendered to God and if you are living in that intimate place with Him to the best of your ability, know that if people don’t appear to see or consider you or they ignore you then it is not the work of man but of God.

Consider David in the bible, he was left to tend to sheep and was not even considered as worthy to be called when Samuel asked his father Jesse to assemble his sons, one of whom was chosen by God to be the future king of Israel. God intervened and Samuel was called and anointed as king.

God has planned different seasons for us in our lives. Every season comes with God’s divine reasons for orchestrating events the way He does. As with the weather, “climatic” conditions in relation to each season in our lives differ. We need to be sensitive and take every season as they come.

When we are not the centre of attention, nor included among the good and the great our perception and understanding of such times will determine our emotional state, attitude and therefore our reaction.

May God help us to adequately discern the different seasons of our lives so that we do not fret or act on our own accord to our detriment but rather remain in His peace. Before people can see us as God does the timing must be perfect so that what they expect from us and how we respond is in line with God’s plan for us.

In order to respond to people and circumstances as God requires is only possible if we have a close relationship with God and we allow Him to take us through the different seasons of our spiritual development.

Let us rest assured that as in David’s case when God’s time for us to be taken out of obscurity, chosen from among many for a purpose, God will strategies to bring it to pass. After all He who trains us knows when we are ready to display His splendour. There is no need for us to help him do so.

All the seasons of hiddenness in God are good for us; David was tending to sheep, but what only David and God knew was that God was also tending to David’s character.

David had a good time in God’s presence; worshipping and fellowshipping with God in the stillness of the fields as a shepherd.

He was alone but not lonely. He had much time to sing and pray to a God he became confident was his “refuge and fortress” (Psa.91:2) a God he could trust.

Indeed, David had been in danger on more than one occasion as the lion and bear came to attack his sheep. God gave him not only supernatural joy which was his strength but also physical strength to fight and overcome the lion and bear. In the valley of the shadow of death, David said “I will fear no evil for you are with me your rod and staff, they comfort me”. (Psa.23:4).

Onlookers including David’s oldest brother (1 Sam 17:28) saw him as this “good for nothing except for sheep” young boy. Other people’s perception of David did not stop him from fighting Goliath and killing him. If you know your worth in God and trust Him wholeheartedly as indeed David did, it should not stop you from pursuing and fulfilling your destiny.

In the fields as a shepherd boy, David became a profoundly God trusting, confident and fearless young man who was totally surrendered and reliant on God. He was therefore prepared for the next seasons of his life which included confronting and killing the giant Philistine, Goliath when no one could. He was also prepared for the many years of warfare with and affliction from enemies far and near. This was until he become King of Judah then Israel.

Even during those times of hardship fleeing from Saul and his son Absalom, David remained close to God. The solid foundations in God, built in the season when he was an inconspicuous shepherd boy were what kept David’s life from crumbling.

God longs to spend time with us daily to either revive us spiritually, impart his will or plans to us or both. But there are also prolonged times or seasons when there is more of a stillness in our lives than is usual and a pull towards focusing on our relationship with God.

It is important not to ignore these seasons which require more time meditating on scriptures as well as praying and fasting for renewal and growth necessary for the next stage of our lives.

Be blessed and highly favoured in every season of 2019

Deborah Esther x

©️31-Dec2018 DENyamekye

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A Miracle-filled Life is Yours!

Sometimes we may be going through difficulties and not know where to turn. Let us be reminded that we have a God who is “our refuge & strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psa.46:1). He also said in His Word that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5).

He is the same God who miraculously prevented Daniel and his friends from burning in the furnace (Daniel 6) and who answered the prayer of the saints on behalf of Peter so that he was miraculously released from prison (Acts 12). He is also the same God who came to earth as Christ through a miraculous birth, so that the inheritance of His people Israel would be extended to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. If Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Saviour it is not too late, there is a miraculous life awaiting you!

He is also the God who never forgets your faithfulness to Him; many have toiled and laboured and some times wonder when they will either be healed from a particular sickness or receive answers to certain prayers which would change their situation for the better.

In fact some of you have been waiting on God through prayer for the fulfilment of prophecies spoken over your lives. “When LORD! when” is your desperate cry! But God is saying there are things that have to take place first and as you stay close to Him, He will give you understanding. Patience and perseverance in the place of worship regardless of the circumstance is what God is calling us all to.

Be encouraged today! In Christ a miraculous life is guaranteed!

In Him:

In the holy place

we seek His face,

there He appears to

wipe away our tears.

In our hearts

we call His name,

there flows His fountain

that heals our pain.

In Him

no more tears,

no more pain.

©2016 Deborah E. Nyamekye

Exhortation: The Advance – Press On!

What is the vision? What is the goal for which you press on, for which you aspire? Has the Lord spoken something into your heart that you hope to achieve ? Is there a plan and a purpose of God you know about that has been revealed through a prophet?

I say press on!

Do not allow failures or situations of the past to hold you back or cause you to regress. Resist the voices of people who have caused you to doubt your ability to achieve anything from being amplified in your mind repetitively.

In the bible, James says “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 KJV).

We can only resist the enemy by bible study and meditation. This is because we are strengthened and revived in believing that what is impossible for man to achieve is possible by God (Luke 18:27/Matt.19:26).

The Word of God is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our pathway (Psalm 119:105) and enables us to see the way forward clearly and gives us Elohim God’s wisdom in how to advance.

Christ Yeshua is wisdom personified and by his death, burial and resurrection, divine power from God hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV).

We are therefore able to press forward and advance into higher heights and deeper depths in God.

Brethren, let us have a steadfast resolve to press on as the Apostle Paul when he said “…I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”(Phil. 3:13-14KJV).

Poem: The Advance:

He said “It is finished” for us who were once lost.

No more backwards gazing, we march in the light of God at all cost.

Always forward grazing the fields of the Messiah is our boast

©2016Deborah E.Nyamekye

Guarding our Mental Health for Effective Christian Living & Service

10th October is Mental Health Awareness Day (UK). Let us remember and pray for those with mental health issues this week as well as think of ways we can guard our minds practically from the “pull” of worldliness at every turn.

The mind-gate as the eye gate are Satan’s targets to bring temptation to us and doubt about God and who we are in Him! From these two channels our hearts (the innermost core of who we are) can become afflicted.

Let us be reminded of the following key scriptures:

-“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)

-“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)

Trapped!

Beaten against the bushels,

pained by worldly thorns,

trampled by passersby and

deceivers posing as friends,

her disheartened soul found

rest among the despondent

at their fest.

Their complaints cooked up

bitter broth when swallowed,

their chains were strengthened

in that dreadful place.

She longed to flee but how could

she when her feet were padlocked

to the guardian of death and his

cloak like steel weighed her down?

Think about this poem above entitled “Trapped”. It reminds us of the consequences of keeping the wrong company; in hard times, they remain agents of satanic reinforcement so that there is no where to escape!

Caution! The bible says do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Can two walk together if they do not agree? (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Some things to think about:

-If we say we are Christ’s do our social lives truly reflect this fact?

-Do we seek the counsel of the ungodly?

The Word of God has all that we need for holiness and godliness and God is able to lead us to those who can counsel and help us in our decision-making and plans.

-Do we stay put in compromising situations and relationships to our detriment? If so why?

Fear of not fitting in or what people might say are some of the main reasons why people tend to do this.

But our Christian lives require sacrifice and separation from the world. If Jesus suffered, was persecuted and misunderstood how much more we, who are his?

Our mental health as believers in Christ should be important to us because we do not only receive healing, but we need to sustain our healing so as to be effective in our calling as Christ’s Ambassadors.

Let us say this day with the Apostle Paul as we boldly march on in Christ

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20 KJV).

God bless Deborah Esther x

©️10/10/2018

THE FIRE OF THE LORD TO CONSUME, JUDGE AND EMPOWER

(Exhortation, Declaration & Prayer)

My prayer is that the Most High God, Adonai who is a consuming fire (Deut 9:3) will destroy all your enemies as He did for Israel in biblical times. May God’s tongue be as a devouring fire (Isaiah 30:27) to judge those who persecute and afflict you.

May God set you aflame by the fire of the Holy Ghost and may His Word be as a burning fire shut up in your bones (Jeremiah 20:9) so that you are a danger to the powers of darkness.

Demons will scream “……… is coming” (fill space with your name) and flee in all directions as you advance fully armed in His awesome power and glory.

If His Spirit like fire is as a hedge all around you and the armies of Yahweh Sabaoth (the Lord of the angelic hosts of Heaven) are fighting for you, who can withstand you?

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)

©️2017 DENyamekye

God’s Pure Words vs Our words

The Words of The Lord are pure Words as Silver tried in the furnace of the earth purified seven times! (Psa.12:6). That is how perfect the Word is!

Let us think of every word we say and action before we do it and ask ourselves, what does the LORD say about this in His pure, perfect Word?

Will my speech and action be pleasing to Him who called us from darkness into His Light, through Christ Yeshua our redeemer the Light of the World?

“16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Col 3:16-17)

Poem: His Words

Pure Pure Pure

Are the words of the LORD.

Sweet as the Honeycomb to

yielded hearts of integrity.

True True True

Are the words of the LORD,

fragranced with the scent of grace that only seekers of truth can appreciate.

©️Sept 2016 DENyamekye

“We Never Give up” 2 Corinth. 4:16

Brethren, I want to encourage you today; whatever you are doing for God continue with fervour let no one discourage you. If people don’t appear to respond or take notice, I say God takes notice.

You are planting seeds in the earth and hearts more than you realise; God’s word is “living and powerful” and brings change in the atmosphere and peoples lives for Jesus is the Word, the fruit bearing shoot out of the branch of Jesse/Judah.

Through Christ, he who became a curse for you (Gal 3:13), working in you in the power of the Holy Spirit, you are fulfilling your mandate as according to God’s promise; as Abraham’s seed (Gen. 12:1-3/Gal 3:13-14), therefore a blessing to multitudes.

Continue to be a witness for Christ, a labourer in his vineyard whether through evangelism, preaching, writing, engaging in charitable acts, giving financially to spread the gospel. God sees and your reward in the here and now as well as in eternity is great. Walk by faith and not by sight! Do exploits for God who reigns and lives in you through Christ!

Paul the Apostle spoke of the zeal, steadfastness and perseverance with which he and others engaged in ministry for the sake of the saints, I quote for your encouragement:

“13But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”14We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

16That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits aree being renewed every day. 17For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Corinth. 4:13-18 NLT)

God bless Deborah

©️DENyamekye

God’s Word & The Power of Confession

Your positive confessions of God’s Word goes a long way towards sustaining your focus on your God given vision because it changes your mindset;

the “I can’t” become “I can”

the “I won’t” became “I will…”

You will be empowered and so nothing will stop you from doing the good that you know to do (not even yourself – Romans 7)

Your impossibilities become possibilities for greater is He (Most High God) who is in you than he who is in the World.

I declare and decree a mindset change, a shift for you today and everyday of your life (if you are not already walking in it – more if you are!) so that you will be able to envisage and take hold of all God’s promises for you through His Word and prophetically spoken into your life.

Receive that which is yours ! – God’s divine empowerment and peace in the precious name of our one and only Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!

Deborah Esther x

©April2017 DEN

It is never too late to Arise & Shine!

“The privilege of a life time is just being who you are and I just became that at the age of 51” Viola Davis, Awards winning actress.

The privilege of a life time is just being who God created you and I to be. We just became that when we were born again/accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour.

Brethren, It is never too late to walk in the pathway God has predestined for us. Also if per chance you have drifted away because of disappointment or adverse circumstances, it is never too late to run back into our heavenly Father’s arms.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made by Father in His image and He desires that through Christ, the light of His countenance manifests in every area of your life (John 8:12), even when there is darkness all around (Isaiah 60).

Today remember who He (Elohim God) is to you and who you are in Him; a precious one (Isaiah 62) re-created in Christ unto good works (Eph.2:10).

Arise and Shine, go forth! For you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil4:13) and in all circumstances, the joy of the LORD is your strength (Neh. 8:10).

Have a blessed day and week ahead Deborah x

©April2018 DEN

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Joy Triumphant (Poetic Exhortation)

Introduction: Whatever plan the enemy has strategised against you, remember today that The LORD has a plan, a strategy to counteract it and outwork His victory for your sake because you are declared from birth more than a conqueror through him who loves you, Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour! So be filled with God’s:

Joy Triumphant ! 
Shout for Joy with a voice of triumph!
Rejoice I say rejoice! Be filled with the joy of the LORD, your Sword of Mirth given at your new birth.

The Word became flesh, imparted lasting joy, spoke so that man’s joy would hit the roof! and stoked flames of truth to perfect the law so men would be perfected, and reject flaws, pull down deceptive thrones and declare the enemy overthrown.

Let not your heart be troubled as you await the Soon Coming King but be clad in the joy of his presence, your armour of strength and use the Sword of Mirth to cut to pieces the ordinances of death.

Rise up, thou anointed and favoured of God! Enjoy abundant life! and never let the destroyer’s ploy mute your voice of joy.

“Shout unto God with a voice of triumph” ! (1)

©Deborah E.Nyamekye 3/05/2016

Scriptures: Phil. 4:4, John 1:14, John 15:11, 2 Corinth.10:5, John 14:1, Ps.16:11, John 10:10, Quote (1) Ps 47:1
This is one of my Poems in book “Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry” Part 2.