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📸Snapshots of Glory -Word Focus 2 Day: An Excellent You!

“Potential to excel is essential to un-tap God’s intentions for you among the nations” (1)

God has given you and I potential to excel. The reality is that it is possible to attain that height of excellence in God, mount up to that place where we are fruitful in a manner that only God can cause us to be for the sake of multitudes among the nations. How? If we abide in God and allow His word to sanctify and therefore transform us.

Friends you may not feel qualified according to man’s standards, but remember that God qualifies and vindicates the called according to His purposes or set standards.

In the bible Gideon (Judges 6-8) and Saul (1 Samuel 9) did not feel they qualified at the time of their calling to leadership by God.

David did not look like a likely king of Israel in Samuel the prophet’s eyes, but he, and not his brother (Samuel’s choice), was the one God chose (1 Samuel 16). God told Samuel that unlike man, He does not look at the appearance but the heart of the person.

Indeed this speaks volumes; when you feel you are overlooked or cast aside, rest assured the only one who is in absolute control of your life has a plan predestined for your life that no one can prevent, not even a prophet of God!

God does not look at your outward appearance (i.e height, features, weight etc..) and base His decision as to whether to endow you with the potential to excel for His glory on it.

In fact God is known to choose the most unlikely ones in people’s eyes for exploits.

“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong” (1 Corinth.1:27 ESV).

Jesus chose a group of men as his disciples who included those considered in his day to be at the bottom scale of society (i.e fishermen) and in undesirable (i.e a tax collection) employment. If Jesus said to them, not allowing their status to be a hinderance to their predestined call, “You will be my witnesses … to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8) then he is saying the same to his disciples today.

While Jesus came initially to the Israelites, his ministry evolved to reveal that he came for the world (John 3:16) or “as many as received him (John 1:12) in other words anyone from anywhere who receives him; Jew, gentile, male, female, slave or free (1 Corinth. 12:13/ Gal. 3:28). This was revealed in his ministerial encounters with people of different cultures, social status and genders such as the Roman Centurion whose servant Jesus healed, the Samaritan woman and Mary of Bethany.

In addition the great commission of believers of all nationalities, whether male or female is to spread the gospel in nations of the world (Matt.28:18-20).

“For potential to excel that’s ripe, tap into Christ to un-tag from a world that’s stagnant in strife, where offence is rife”(2)

Living a life in Him (God) so as to fulfil your destiny or purpose requires a no nonsense approach. When the ungodly world says “No you can’t” because it looks at you through the lenses of what the status-quo

dictates, and stereotypical norms assume about “people like you”, such as your social or economic class, nationality, race or culture, you must rise up and say “In Christ, yes I can!”.

Such an approach is only possible if you do not see yourself as others define you, but rather as God defines you according to His word.

The scripture “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.” (Romans 12:2 NLT).

This aforementioned scripture is apt in that it encourages us to be transformed by renewing our minds. The most effective way in which our minds can be renewed is by meditating on scriptures about our Christian identity among others. Such scriptures remind us daily of who God says we are in a world that is constantly attempting to conform us to its diabolical ways in our thoughts and deeds. From the standpoint of an identity well grounded in Christ, we can then be bold in the pursuit of our predestined purpose on earth.

You are a treasure in an earthen vessel as a believer in Christ (xxx) therefore be reminded that someone, somewhere needs the treasure of God that is YOU! You have so much to offer the world because of the excellent power of God within YOU! so seize those opportunities to excel that God presents to you daily.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinth. 4:7 KJV).

©17-02-2018 DENyamekye

Quotes from Poem “Potential to Excel”: paragraph (1) and (2) by DENyamekye

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11th Feb. 2017 Seminar in London – In Full Bloom Motivational Exercise: Purpose & testimonials 

What is this exercise about & its purpose? 
It’s worth is confirmed by testimonials (see towards the end)

It will be used at ARISE & SHINE Prophetic Seminar on 11th Feb. 2017 at 9-1.30pm, City Temple Church, London Holborn Viaduct EC1A 2DE not to be missed!!

A seminar combining prophecy, teaching & motivational training. Produced by God given inspiration by Prophetess & teacher Deborah Nyamekye the exercise was tried and tested successfully at the seminar entitled “Rise-up! Thou Anointed & Favoured of God” on 2nd July. Blessed Testimonials can be read below and also found on home page of website http://www.bearwitness-forerunner.org.

Deborah, Seminar host says ”

“This God inspired exercise I produced is a powerful inspirational prophetic tool to enable a pair to help each other effectively match their gifts, talents and skills with the most appropriate or suitable career, church ministry or volunteer work pathways for them. Individuals are awakened to the fullness of their God given capabilities as never before and are encouraged to pursue goals that encourage them to utilise their capabilities to the maximum.  

Each person is encouraged through the exercise to use their gifts of discernment/intuition, wisdom, knowledge and prophecy with the person they are paired with. They will be surprised at how God can use them for others in this type of exercise more than they ever thought. They may also discover God given gifts which have lain dormant or they did not know were there”. 
Be sure to register for £20 (early bird until 25th Jan is £15) at website http://www.bearwitness-forerunner.org to secure your place at this life changing seminar.

1.WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE IN FULL BLOOM MOTIVATIONAL EXERCISE ? 

The purpose is to enable individuals to
-see what they had to offer in the way of gifts, skills and talents in a more positive way (i.e their worth and relevance) than they had before the exercise.

-realise that what they had to offer (i.e. gifts, talents and skills) could be utilised in ways (possible careers, volunteer work/ministry or hobbies) they had not even thought about or had dismissed.

Thus each individual is highlighted the fact that they have within them the potential to

-be more of a blessing or to make more of a difference in the lives of others.

-make career choices that suit who they truly are or their capabilities learnt or natural gifts, talents and skills.

As one participant of the exercise on 2nd July 2016 put it “This is a framework that can help people connect their talents with their choice of career path”

– be affirmed and confident in applying for a particular job, engage in specific ministry, volunteer work or a hobby that they would have hesitated to do in the past.

-be more confident in the relevance of their current gifts, talents and skills to what they do (i.e. career, volunteer work, church ministry and hobby) and what they could do or would like to do in the future.

-be much happier, more fulfilled and better able to excel as the exercise enables them to perceive their full potential in relation to their gifts, talents and skills. In so doing they are able to confidently capitalise on their current gifts, talents and skills so as to making the right career, volunteer work, church ministry and hobby choices. They can also decide to undertake further training in areas of particular interest or strength if need be.

2.GOD GIVEN GIFTS AND ABILITIES ARE USED DURING THE COURSE OF THIS EXERCISE 

In addition to ministering through prayer, each person is also encouraged through the exercise to use their gifts of discernment/ intuition, wisdom, knowledge and prophecy with the person they are paired with. The fact that it is done in pairs also enables each partner to understand that they have a God given ability to discern, utilise God given wisdom and revelation in order to “pull out” or bring to the fore potential or destiny from within someone else.

True believers in Christ are all prophetic by virtue of having the indwelling Holy Spirit. Living a Christian life in surrender to God enables the sanctifying process of the believer to take place and this means that the Christian is being refined within to the glory of God; their discerning and intuitive capabilities are becoming increasing yielded to God the Father through Christ Jesus.

As Deborah said at the end of the first gathering of Maranatha Encounters Ministry on 2nd July 2016, following the feedback from delegates (see below point 3) “When I began this exercise, I never once mentioned the word “prophetic” but listening to all your feedback with phrases that express how God has used someone who is “very sharp, very prophetic” for your sake and He has allowed you to speak “inspirationally” into the life of another. This exercise affirms and underlines the fact that everyone who is a born again Christian, a believer in Jesus and has the Spirit of God dwelling in them is “prophetic” because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of prophecy, the testimony of Jesus and knows the mind, will and wisdom of God and communicates them to us (1 Corinth. 2 and Rev 19:11). God is able to use us for the sake of one another by His Holy Spirit indwelling us.

3. FEEDBACK ABOUT THE EXERCISE FROM DELEGATES

At the end of the motivational exercise during the seminar on 2nd July 2016, some participants came forward as a pair or on their own to share what they received from it: Below is a text transcribed from a recording of what they said. Only initials of individuals are given. Their comments highlight or reinforce the fact that this exercise is God inspired and part of God’s creative ways in enabling his people to bear more and lasting fruit to the glory of His name and kingdom.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing…You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name” (John 15:5,16NLT)

Pair 1 J.R & D.J

J.R’s Feedback – This exercise is good because it helps us to appreciate what we have and what we can impart into others. We do not see this enough in the body of Christ as we should be…we live in a time of great oppression at every angle…This type of exercise is excellent in helping us to encourage one another, to live up to those encouraging words and to give them out freely…”

D.J’s Feedback -“J.R is very sharp, is very prophetic and what she said was very encouraging. Her advice was words I had heard and received before. I feel I have received something that I can actually wage a good warfare with and take forward. I am grateful when I do receive ministry that I can grab hold of and work with. I do not get the opportunity to do so often.”

Pair 2 M.O & H.L

M.O’s Feedback – “What I found from doing this exercise was that it opens up your eyes to what you actually have [gifts, talents, skills] and how you can make use of it and if you are using it, how you can even explore it more and go higher in it because God has given us gifts and talents we can actually use not just for ourselves but to bless others in situations we find ourselves in. I found it very very useful, really a blessing. Thank you very much to the organiser.

I want to say that we are loaded, everyone here is loaded [with gifts, talents and skills] don’t let anyone tell you that you are not loaded: “You can do all things through Christ who Strengthens you” (Phil 4:13).”

H.L’s Feedback – “Thank you very much, I am quite a visual person.. Like to get engaged in something ..it works really well. When M.O and I swapped our papers it was like “wow, wow..We have all these qualities”, even that was enough for me to say that we tend to downplay what we have and what we do. [This exercise] really does give you more confidence. I hope that this exercise actually gives you more confidence in what you are doing or looking to do.
Yes it’s been an encouragement for me, and even the advise M.O gave me. I get reluctant accepting certain things from different people, but knowing that it is in a space like this and has come from M.O’s own heart and I can resonate that with what God has registered to me, he (M.O) even put scripture on it. All of that is even more helpful confirming a lot of things and giving confidence.”

E.A’s Feedback – I found the exercise really helpful. It released a lot of inspiration and was able to unlock a lot of things that have been kept buried and kept on a back burner which has been brought more to the forefront. Obviously even when we go home, we can begin to release those things to the Father and re-engage in so many areas. I really felt it really helped me to flow, to minister to our sister here inspirationally as well. I really felt it also brought a level of bonding and intimacy with people you are actually doing the exercise with.”
L.L’s Feedback – “This is an amazing tool! I do coaching and training … It really impacted me.. X (her friend) has been speaking to me about ministry and I am like no! It really made an impact on me, so I can actually go to the Father now and say “ok let’s do this, I don’t want to say I don’t want to do this because I know I can by your strength so how can I do this?” You need to go to churches with this. I am serious, also leaders in churches so they can then impart it to their churches. This is because we don’t do this in churches, we do it at work. This is a framework that can help people connect their talents with their choice of career path.”
In Full Bloom Motivational Exercise and Prophetic Training Seminars are products of Maranatha Encounters Ministry part of Bearwitness-Forerunner Ministries International.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

God bless Deborah E. Nyamekye

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