Grow in Your Faith ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

Grow in Your Faith

“Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26

The fatherhood of God is common to all his children. Ah! Little-faith, you have often said, “Oh that I had the courage of Great-heart, that I could wield his sword and be as valiant as he! But, alas, I stumble at every straw, and a shadow makes me afraid.” List thee, Little-faith. Great-heart is God’s child, and you are God’s child too; and Great-heart is not one whit more God’s child than you are. Peter and Paul, the highly-favoured apostles, were of the family of the Most High; and so are you also; the weak Christian is as much a child of God as the strong one.

“This cov’nant stands secure,

Though earth’s old pillars bow;

The strong, the feeble, and the weak,

Are one in Jesus now.”

All the names are in the same family register. One may have more grace than another, but God our heavenly Father has the same tender heart towards all. One may do more mighty works, and may bring more glory to his Father, but he whose name is the least in the kingdom of heaven is as much the child of God as he who stands among the King’s mighty men. Let this cheer and comfort us, when we draw near to God and say, “Our Father.”

Yet, while we are comforted by knowing this, let us not rest contented with weak faith, but ask, like the Apostles, to have it increased. However feeble our faith may be, if it be real faith in Christ, we shall reach heaven at last, but we shall not honour our Master much on our pilgrimage, neither shall we abound in joy and peace. If then you would live to Christ’s glory, and be happy in his service, seek to be filled with the spirit of adoption more and more completely, till perfect love shall cast out fear.

Going from Glory to Glory, in Grace (by Fenny West)

 

Going from Glory to Glory

 fight the good fight helper the Bigger peace like a river Isa66 12 put God First God will make a way no weapon God is righteous I am with You always praise in the storm

I go beyond general grace

As I daily behold His face

I go beyond entry-level grace

To the realm of the super-abundant grace.

I rise to a higher dimension.

God wants me to come up higher

And I rise to that high-calling.

 

Indeed, I will summon nations

Those who do not know me or

acknowledge me will run to me

because of the Lord and His anointing on my life. ( Isa55:5)

Foreigners will build my walls.

My children shall come from afar.

The grace of God in me will not repel

But it is grace that will pull.

That grace will work to the full

Yes, even to overflowing.

It shall open doors that no one shall shut.

It shall take me places that are hitherto a dream.

It shall take me places beyond my wildest dreams.

It shall make me a stalwart

 Like Paul, to the glory of God.

 

That grace will move me forward.

That grace will catapult me ahead;

Take me from the back of the queue

To the front of the queue.

That grace will cause my name

 to be mentioned in high places for favour.

It will bring divine supplies,

Divine enablement,

Divine positioning,

Divine opportunities

Divine empowerment

Divine strategic placement,

For the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

 

That grace shall make a difference

Because His presence make a difference.

( Gen39:2,21-23)

That grace will bring promotion and progression

In place of stagnation and retrogression.

 

I thank God for the superabundant grace

That located me on the day I called.

That grace will continue unabated.

That grace will bring me into partnership

With those assigned to my boat wherever they are hidden.

They shall come from the East and from the West,

And from the North and the South.

 

That grace that began in Garden of Eden (Gen3:21,24)

 is my portion in all its ramifications.

That grace that found me when I was lost without a trail

Will continue to work in me and for me.

Indeed, eye has not seen, ear has not heard neither

 has it come into the heart of man

what God’s superabundant grace will do 

in me and with me and for me.

 

That grace that  that was upon Abraham, Isaac and Jacob;

That grace that was with Moses who was favoured at birth; that grace that was with him to be educated by Pharaoh’s daughter; that grace that located him when he had written himself off and called him into his ministry at eighty years of age will not elude me regardless of my age or stage or race or nationality. ( Ex1:12,22;2:1-8

 That grace that was with Joseph is in me (Gen39:2) and David

(1Sam16:8-11,14-23 1Sam17:12) and Gideon ( Judges6:11,14-16) works in me.

That grace that was extended to Mephibosheth

Even though he was undeserving shall work in my life wherever I go.

That grace will make me humble, work hard and work smart, trust-worthy,

diligent, selfless, loyal and reliable.

That grace will shift me from

being an underdog to being a top-dog.

Opposition will bring promotion.

When I am disdained

It will bring a gain- not shame.

It will work for me and not against me.

The presence of the Lord will make the difference.

 

I shall remain cool, calm and collected,

know whose I am and Whom I serve and

 Who is working for me behind the seen and the scene. (Ro8:28)

 

That grace will empower me to extend the same grace to others out in the cold and unsaved, to tell them the good news in a non-judgmental way. I shall favour others like David did Mephibosheth- the grandson of Saul, because of covenant.

 

That grace will enable me to give my utmost, do my utmost

And be diligent to excel in all I lay my hand to do.

 

That grace will enable me to let others shine even at my expense

Knowing that my Pay Day will come,

 like it came to Jacob, like it came to Joseph like it came to Mordecai ( Gen41:41).

 

I have the grace to serve diligently under any condition.

I shall not be threatened or intimidated by the anointing in others.

I shall celebrate them, rejoice with them

when they rejoice and mourn with them when they mourn.

 

My grace will increase under pressure like the

crushing of the olive  that brings forth the oil- the anointing.

My opposition will increase my anointing.

I have the grace to expect the best of God’s intention

 towards me, irrespective of adversities or challenges.

God is not and will never be against me. (Ro8:28,31-32,37-39)

God will not, I repeat, will not forget me. (Isa49:15-16, Heb6:10)

 

The grace of God will enable me to remain resolute,

undaunted, immovable in regard to

 my convictions and beliefs- the word of God.

I shall be at ease to go against popular

opinion or fad, resist any tide of the world, love of the world,

agreement with the world to be accepted.( Rom12:2, IJohn2:15-17)

That grace will enable me to finish my ministry,

calling and assignment with finesse and sign off like

Paul (2Tim4:6-8) like my Lord, Jesus (John19:30) like

Nehemiah (Neh6:15), like Joseph, like Esther.

 

I am accepted in the beloved. I am a royalty

 A living stone, born to fulfil vision and purpose

 and my reason for being, my assignment.  I am not inferior to anyone

 no matter what they think or how they act towards me.

I shall remain bold and strong

in the Lord and in His mighty power.

I am a child of God; apple of His eyes. I am chosen of God,

I have been purchased – not with perishable things

 like silver and gold but with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus.

I therefore thank God for seeing me beyond the natural and condescending to my level to lift me up to sit with Him in heaven places.

 I am a priest and king unto God, a citizen of heaven,

a masterpiece of God, even though still work-in-progress.

 

Therefore I am going from glory to glory

 and from grace to grace and faith to faith and strength to strength- grace-made,  grace infused, grace ignited, grace impregnated, grace-led, grace empowered, grace sustained, grace energised, grace replenished, grace propelled and grace grown to abound to the glory of God. I am destined to leave a legacy to the glory of God.

I shall not go under for going over. Grace will push me forward. Grace will give me an award I do not deserve. Grace will give me favour I do not deserve. Glory be to the God of grace.

Genesis 6

  1. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD

Exodus 33

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’

 

13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

 

16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

 

17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

 

Exodus 34

  1. 9 Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”

  2.  

7     And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2Cor12:7-10

 

5       Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,

       And nations who do not know you shall run to you,

       Because of the LORD your God,

       And the Holy One of Israel;

                For He has glorified you.” Isa55:5

To subdue nations before him

       And loose the armor of kings,

       To open before him the double doors,

       So that the gates will not be shut:

2       ‘ I will go before you

       And make the crooked places straight;

       I will break in pieces the gates of bronze

       And cut the bars of iron.

3       I will give you the treasures of darkness

       And hidden riches of secret places,

       That you may know that I, the LORD,

       Who call you by your name, Isa45:1-3

 

 

 

 

Poetry Prosperity

See What the Lord has Done!

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1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.

Psalms 118

23 This was the LORD’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.

Psalms 31

21 Blessed be the LORD, For He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!

Psalms 105

5 Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,

Joel 2

21. Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the LORD has done marvelous things!

  

 

  1. Well-worded word God’s in Control
  2. He’s my Defence
  3. Money Worries-30/12/11
  4. Marriage is Good30/12/11
  5. Always on duty 30/12/11
  6. He came as light 30/12/11
  7. Whoever  comes 30/12/11
  8. The Light Within
  9. Rejected Light 30/12/11
  10. Becoming Sons of Light 30/12/11
  11. Sacrificial Service 29/12/11
  12. Born to fly 27/12/11
  13. Thank You, Lord,27/12/11
  14. Goliath of Gath 26/12/11
  15. Daring David26/12/11
  16. No Room for Fear26/12/11
  17. Enter this Refuge: Secure26/12/11
  18. He is Jehovah Nissi26/12/11
  19. Unless You See the Saviour…25/12/11
  20. Count me Out! 25/12/11
  21. Journey of Jesus 24/12/11
  22. Keep Hope in Him23/12/11
  23. When Christmas Causes Acrimony23/12/11
  24. No Room in the Inn22/12/11
  25. Walk with Springs in Your Steps 22/12/11
  26. Walking as He Walked
  27. Darkness Descends
  28. London Looters
  29. Supporting Role
  30. In the Race To Win It.
  31. Each Person, His Place
  32. His Word is His Voice
  33. Commuting in London :
  34. The entrance, admittance and embrace
  35. Race of Grace14/12/11
  36. God of Grace 14/12/11
  37. Reflection Promotion13/12/11
  38. Growing in Grace 13/12/11
  39. Africa, Arise! 13/12/11
  40. Valley of Humiliation 13/12/11
  41. I Saw the light 13/12/11
  42. Heavy Lifting 12/12/11
  43. He Brought You Out 12/12/11
  44. Rising To Top 12/12/11
  45. Persecution 12/12/11
  46. WorkWorksWonders 12/12/11
  47. Secret of Prosperity,
  48. The Sound of Abundance10/11/12
  49. Sound of Abundance- direct(1)10/11/12
  50. Sound of Abundance-2 Purpose
  51. Sound of Abundant Life (3)
  52. Sound of Abundant Righteousness (4)
  53. Sound of Abundant Compassion (5)
  54. Sound of Abundant Dominion 6)
  55. Sound of abounding Intimacy   (7)
  56. Sound of Abundant Obedience (8)
  57. Sound of Abundant Giving (9)
  58. Sound of Abounding in Humility (10)
  59. Sound of Abundant Anointing 11
  60. Sound of Abundant Word 12
  61. Sound of Praise super-Abundant 13
  62. Sound of Abounding of endurance 14
  63. Sound of Faith Unlimited 15
  64. Sound of Profuse Prayer 16
  65. Sound of Abounding  Revival 17
  66. Sound of Abounding Fearlessness 18
  67. Sound of Par excellence 19
  68. Sound of Abundant Difference 20
  69. Sound of Abounding Revival  21-
  70. Sound of Abounding Prosperity 22
  71. His  Birth
  72. Godly Wisdom
  73. The Voice of God
  74. My Eyes may be watering
  75. Don’t Drift away
  76. Seek God for the City  
  77. Concerning Cash
  78. Live in the Word
  79. I am thankful
  80. In Christ
  81. Why Praise God?
  82. Raise His Praise
  83. Creation speaks
  84. Raise His praise
  85. The Lord is My Light
  86. Master crafts man1
  87. Mastercraftsman2
  88. Show your hunger
  89. When Television Replaces Vision
  90. Escaping the spirit of this age
  91. The Gospel According to Football
  92. He is
  93. Unless you’re moved..
  94. Jesus Paved the way
  95. In His Presence: peace profound
  96. He Must Increase(musical)16/11)
  97. The Road to Blessing
  98. The Road to Blessing 16/11/11
  99. Stepping on the Serpent11/11
  100. When Substance is Ignored11/11
  101. Good and Bad Experience 11/11
  102. You Will Not Rust11/11
  103. Waves and Storms Obey His Voice11/11
  104. Begin  Buying.11/11
  105. -Meander Word of God -types of poem9/11/11
  106. This is a Test of Your Maturity (Didactic Poem)9/11/11
  107. He Does Not Lead to a Dead End
  108. When God Starts Blessing
  109. The Name of Jesus is Above All!
  110. The Sole Purpose of man (Naani)
  111. Partial Obedience is Disobedience (narrative/free verse)
  112. Good, Enemy of the Best (epigram)6/11/11
  113. The Man of God and the Word of God(Epic/didactic/free)
  114. Who Shall Save Us?
  115. The way may be rough
  116. Trip to Pain
  117. Horrible Hunters
  118. Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
  119. Keep Calm, Your Cool Maintain
  120. Getting to the Other Side 11//11
  121. Telling the Truth
  122. Maintain Your Righteousness( Justice/devotional 10/11)
  123. He calls and He equips ( Purpose 10/11)
  124. -Ori ane Itonjo (Prayer/ confession 10/11)
  125. Serving sincerely yet still stuck (proph)10/11)
  126. The Lot of Jeremiah (outreach 10/11)
  127. Be On the Offensive (SWF/faith 10/11)
  128. Live in the word (Word 10/11)
  129. Time to Rule and Reign (SWF/faith 10/11)
  130. Give the Foe No Room (SWF/faith 10/11)
  131. Overcomer you are (SWF/faith 10/11)
  132. When Goliath Faces You Doggedly (swf/faith)10/11
  133. Doubt dogged David Footsteps (fear/swf/faith)10/11
  134. We All Have Something to Give (inheritance 10/11)
  135. The Cost of Fighting (unity10/11)
  136. When the Pressure is On! (faith/ Pressure 10/11)
  137. Save to Save Yourself (finance 10/11)
  138. Pursue Purpose with Passion (purpose10/11)
  139. Rescued from the Domain of Darkness (New Life/InChrist10/11)
  140. Marvellous Love of God (New Life10/11)
  141. Word for the Senior Citizen (age/Purpose (10/11)
  142. Waste not Your Youth (age/Purpose/youth10/11)
  143. Saved, Sanctified, Separated, Sealed to My Saviour (faith10/11)
  144. What is in Your Hand? (faith/10/11)
  145. How Do You Do It? (In Christ 9/11)
  146. Let the Refiner Finish (Patience 9/11)
  147. Pursuing Purpose Can Pose a Problem (Purpose/9/11)
  148. Money Talks and Walks (Finance 9/11)
  149. I Am Crossing Over (faith 9/11)
  150. Addiction to the Word
  151. His Victory (In Christ 9/11)
  152. O, Sing Unto the Lord a New Song! (Worship9/11)
  153. The King’s Business9/11(Service)
  154. Man, Know Yourself (New Life 9/11)
  155. He Presides and He Provides (2) (Providence9/11)
  156. The Titanic was a teacher (Pride 9/11)
  157. Redeemed! Set free (New Life 9/11)
  158. It’s a New day (New Life 9/11)
  159. Maximise Your Life! Purpose 9/11)
  160. SOUL, Saved Sinner, Saint, Soldier (New Life9/11)
  161. The Multi-seeded is also multi-afflicted (Trial9/11)
  162. He Presides so He Provides (Providence 9/11)
  163. Bring Him to Me; Bring it to Me (faith 9/11) p39 p114
  164. Help is On the Way
  165. Winning Through the Valley of Weeping
  166. Stand in the Gap
  167. Nature of Your Inheritance
  168. Function of Your Inheritance
  169. See Him and hear Him on the mountain
  170. Give it All You’ve Got!2
  171. Give it All You’ve Got!1
  172. Knowing Your True Identity8/9/11
  1. Reach Out and Speak Out6/9/11
  2. What are you called to do?
  3. You cannot win unless you fight
  4. Work Works Wonders
  5. I have an inheritance in Christ
  6. Without God life makes no sense’
  7. I give it up to you
  8. In His Light I see Light
  9. Designed for a Purpose ( Purpose)
  10. Created by love( Purpose)
  11. Borne By His Purpose( Purpose)
  12. Packaged for God’s Pleasure( Purpose)
  13. I am not an accident( Purpose)
  14. This day surrender all3/9/11
  15. Abundant Favour, not Failure,  My Portion 2/9/11
  16. Time to Move On!
  17. Hold steady let God finish His work
  18. Anger unbridled leads to danger
  19. Discipline is good, not crude
  20. I May Be Taking Medicine
  21. Anointing attracts Attack
  22. Feed Your Faith, Not Your fears
  23. We Are Called
  24. Calling or Career
  25. The God of Certainty and Integrity
  26. There shall be deliverance 24/8/11
  27. If You Give an Inch He Will Take a Mile          
  28. If you want to dig deeper
  29. The Fall and the Call
  30. Mentoring Means Much 19/8/11          
  31. Do you do God?30/7/11
  32. It’s a Journey    29/7/11
  33. See, I Have Gifted You
  34. When mother gets tough
  35. Popular singer ( Outreach)
  36. When We Ignore God( Outreach)
  37. Do not delay ( Outreach)
  38. When snails Set the Sail…26/7/11 Business)
  39. Proving and Testing
  40. Emptiness, vanity( holiday)
  41. Back from beautiful Isle of Corfu ( holiday)
  42. Touch of Silver
  43. If you just know the glory
  44. Your Choice He Will Not Negate
  45. It’s time to rise-16/7/11           
  46. Throw Away the Filthy Garment+
  47. Time to stop the Blame Game16/7/11
  48. If You are Looking for Jabez …9/7/11
  49. Seeing Souls Saved
  50. Dross to Gold              
  51. Favour shall replace fruitless labour
  52. Seeing the incredible     2/7/11
  53. Gem That is Rare
  54. Centrality of Christ       
  55. Glory Gone! Ichabod! Sin, Repentance, Hope SRH series)
  56. Achan was shaking(SRH1)
  57. Sin Saps Strength (SRH3)
  58. Valley of Achor ( SRH4)
  59. The Caged Spirit1
  60. The Caged Spirit (2)
  61. Too good to be true
  62. When Covenant Speaks…
  63. The Great Come Back King
  64. When first love has gone
  65. Before and After the Fall          
  66. Let God be God
  67. Because the war was of God…
  68. The fire of the furnace will Set you Free
  69. Why Hate Evil?
  70. Quick! Dial His Number5/6/11
  71. The Place of the Altar
  72. Bad choices
  73. Rejecting Jesus
  74. Beginning of the End is not the End.
  75. Reflection
  76. Stand up to face your Goliath
  77. Preeminent One
  78. We walk by faith
  79. Growing in Christ
  80. Put  me first
  81. Be determined2
  82. Be determined1
  83. Be not ashamed of your handicap225
  84. We contracted he came to shoot
  85. Sorry, I cannot tell but I can show
  86. Wilderness Wandering
  87. Do what you’re told

 Have you missed the super-natural?29/5

  1. Forge On!

 The Entrance of the Word…27/5

  1. If you look at the method
  2. The Day of Judgment
  3. Be a Barnabas
  4. We often Play the Blame Game
  5. Love looked elusive
  6. Save as you can
  7. Import of Partaker
  8. Identify the Source of Your Opposition
  9. Our Dependency on God
  10. Only God can save
  11. You are the Salt of the earth
  12. You are the Light of the World
  13. Understand to Stand
  14. Derby to Donegal –by Design
  15. Hiding from the Police
  16. Take it to the byways
  17. Goals without God are not gold
  18. I can hear the sound of abundance20/5
  19. Freedom Gone!            19/5
  20. Freedom
  21. Writing right
  22. Wonderful!
  23. I Rise to fulfil Vision
  24. Yes, I Can; Yes We Can,
  25. He Has the Key to Death and Hell
  26. One with God is majority
  27. Tempted to Talk loose?
  28. When you are Self-sufficient
  29. THINK POSIBILITY
  30. Take the songs, slings
  31. Learning a Lesson from Ants
  32. He took the key to death and hell
  33. It’s Fight or Flight
  34. Jesus won the war
  35. See, He is Set Free
  36. Battle lines are drawn.
  37. Christ Has Risen
  38. When God gives you understanding
  39. The Sign of Jonah
  40. The signs of the times
  41. His Thoughts are Precious
  42. Push Past the Pessimism of Saul
  43. As Goliath bites the dust
  44. Keep your dream alive (4)
  45. Keep your dream alive6
  46. This is heaven:
  47. The Day Bel Bowed Down
  48. Standing on His promises
  49. Lord, Cut With Your sickle
  50. Weep not, child of God
  51. Happy Mothers Day
  52. Persecution Propelled Propagation
  53. Raking and Turning Triggers a Bloom
  54. His Blood
  55. Raking and Turning Triggers a Bloom
  56. God will give creative ideas.
  57. Are You Ready to See His Face
  58. Hear, heed and live
  59. Beattitudes are attitudes
  60. Food from Heaven      
  61. Thank you, Lord
  62. Finishing Strong Shall be my Song
  63. Tune into God
  64. Your Challenge Will Usher a Great Change      
  65. Are You Going to Heaven?
  66. Only Believe!
  67. Trust Him Always
  68. Praise Him for His Faithfulness
  69. Groping, hopeless, lost in the darkness
  70. Placing Him in the first place
  71. Patient dog eats the fattest bone
  72. When You are Sold Troubles   
  73. What You Fear            21/2/11
  74. Put the word to work
  75. Trusting the Rock
  76. I am still standing
  77. I Have a Friend
  78. An Anointing that is disdained 15/2/11
  79. Stand in the Face of the Onslaught of Slander
  80. Face Fear with Faith.
  81. Keep on Keeping On
  82. Stand on God’s Promises
  83. Stand on God’s Promises -Word/faith  025 26/1/11
  84. The School of Adversity is a University faith 024 /26/1/11
  85. People of Croydon
  86. God is at Work
  87. Place of Prayer
  88. Your Word, my headlights
  89. Plug into God’s Power- outreach 023 22/1/11
  90. One Day You Will Hear, ’Well Done!022- (Devotional)12/1/11
  91. When heaven is delayed ( heaven021 -11/1/11
  92. Don’t Settle and Die inspirational
  93. Failure is not final
  94. In Him, I can sleep with peace (peace)
  95. Thank God, ‘No Condemnation!’–outreach/worship8/1
  96. Help me see souls –prayers/outreach 7/1/11
  97. In His Presence (devotional)
  98. Resolution2011- New Year/ seasonal
  99. For Such a Time as This 015(Deliverance)
  100. The Task Ahead, Never Dread 014( prophetic) m
  101. Living on the edge? (faith/risk-taking/funny)m6/1
  102. Battling Until Breakthrough 012(faith)6/1m
  103. Because God is in Control (faith/fear/worry/insp)
  104. Your God is Your Source and Strength 010( provision)5/1
  105. I Want You to See God’s Rainbow’ 008( faith)4/1
  106. Eating to Last ( Word)
  107. Let the Gift not Cause a Rift006 ( test/faith) 2/1
  108. Goals without God 002(Goals/vision/dream)
  109. Goals with God 003 (Goals/vision/dream)
  110. Lord, Help Me Set Good Goals004 ( prayer
  111. Lord, I Go Forth in Your Name001 ( Prayer1)
  112. Single Story Syndrome007 ( history, discrimination/ misinformation)

Giving praise and thanks

For poetry prosperity.

Climbing up the ranks

To see the Land of glory.

 God is good all the time. These are just titles of  poems He gave by His Holy Spirit in 2011, apart from songs and inspirational posters, videos and other articles. 

Without a doubt, they came at a price: Serious ill-health, opposition in the natural and spiritual spheres but through our God we shall do valiantly.  God prevailed by His Spirit.

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So regardless of what you are going through, do not lose heart.  Keep looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.  Through your difficulties there are opportunities.  In your tears, fears and trials, there are triumphs and testimonies waiting to be discovered. 

May the Lord open the eyes of your spiritual understanding to see beyond the natural and enter your inheritance, even through your conflicts, imprisonments and abasements

Abasement and Abounding

Suffering for Christ

22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.

23 Are they ministers of Christ? — I speak as a fool — I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.

24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one.

25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep;

26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness —

28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.

29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?

30 If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.

31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

32 InDamascusthe governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me;

33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.

 2 Corinthians 12:

The Vision ofParadisein Seeming Demise

1 It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord:

2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows — such a one was caught up to the third heaven.

3 And I know such a man — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows —

4 how he was caught up intoParadiseand heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

5 Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.

6 For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.

The Thorn in the Flesh

 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

 9 And He said to me,

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

The Best is yet to come

Because He reserves

The Best wine

For the last time.

 

Thank you for reading and sharing in my blessing; and even more if you have been able to give some reviews or encouraging comments which have inspired me to continue to write.

                 

May you find, face and finish your race of grace, as I try to, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

 

Wishing you a Happy New year!

 

Fenny