His Faithfulness Is Sure ( by Fenny West)

His faithfulness is sure
And His loving kindness endures.
His goodness is without measure
And His nearness assures.
His loveliness is beyond compare
And His truthfulness reassures.
His greatness no one can fathom
And His brightness radiates His kingdom.

 

 

21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
24 ” The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, ” Therefore I hope in Him!” Lam3:21-24

©Fenny West2019

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Feed Your Faith ( by Fenny West)

FEED YOUR FAITH

Feed your faith,
Not your fear.
Walk by faith,
Not by sight.

Go from the milk
Onto meat.
Eat God’s word,
As your food.

Eat voraciously.
Eat diligently.
Eat continually.
Eat compulsively.
Eat prayerfully.

Say what God says.
Pray what God says.
Do what God says.
Believe what God says.

Walk in the Word.
Walk in the spirit.
War with the Word.
Win with the Word.

Grow in grace.
Flow in grace.
Glow in grace.
And win the Race.

Prob.4:20-23,Jos.1:8,Ro10:17,He11:1,6,2Cor.5:7,Mk11:23,1Pet.2:2,Matt.4:4,2Tim.2:15,Jn8:32,Heb13:5-6,Gal5:16,2Pet3:18,Job23:12,2Cor4:16-18,Ps119:9,11,130,Col3:16,1Pet.1:23

The darker the Night… Brighter we shine ( By Fenny West(

The darker the night, the Brighter we Shine(2)

We play by different rules. 
We are God’s righteousness. 
In our lives God’s Kingdom rules. 
We live in His brightness. 

Difficulties are our opportunity to shine
Because the Greater One lives in us. 
We are Entwined and rooted in the Vine
If God be for us, who can be against us? 

We are like Joseph, the darker the night
The brighter and brighter he shone
Sold as a slave, he continued to be light
He walked with God and glorified Him. 

Served his master well; had no bitterness. 
He used the darkness to shine brighter. 
His lemon he used for sweetness. 
So God promoted him, made him prosper. 

Still Standing ( by Fenny West)

 

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Still Standing

 

I’m still standing. It’s not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit.

I’m still trusting, because of His loving-kindness, His goodness and His integrity.

I’m still waiting, because those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as the eagle. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.

I’m still pressing on for the mark of the prize of my  high-calling in Christ Jesus.

I am still looking onto Jesus because He is the Author and Finisher of my Faith.

Many are dead and gone but I am still here. It is for a divine purpose and that purpose shall be fulfilled, in Jesus’ name.

Trust in the Lord ( by Fenny West)

Trust in the Lord.

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“On mine arm shall they trust.” Isaiah 51:5

 Trust is very important in any relationship. It is the bedrock of any meaningful relationship.  When there is trust you can be yourself. You can afford to be vulnerable. You know you will not be taken advantaged of or poked fun at.  Without trust there can be no intimacy. Without trust there is suspicion. You watch your every word; you are a like a sheep amongst wolves or a fish out of water. You pretend, playact, and try to please or patronise for acceptance.

Whereas this characteristic is treasured when it is shared and desired in our daily interactions, we must all admit to have disappointed people who have trusted us, from time to time. This may be deliberate or unintentional because of our human weakness and limitations.

And because of our limitation, absolute trust in any human being will be misplaced. Only God can be trusted any day anytime-through thick and thin. That is why He counsels us not to trust in the arms of the flesh but trust in Him.

 

3     Trust in the LORD, and do good;

     Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4     Delight yourself also in the LORD,

     And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5     Commit your way to the LORD,

     Trust also in Him,

     And He shall bring it to pass.

6     He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,

        And your justice as the noonday.

40   And the LORD shall help them and deliver them;

     He shall deliver them from the wicked,

     And save them,

     Because they trust in Him.

Ps37:3-6, 40

5       Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

       And lean not on your own understanding;

6       In all your ways acknowledge Him,

                And He shall direct your paths.Prov3:5-6

3       You will keep him in perfect peace,

       Whose mind is stayed on You,

       Because he trusts in You.

4       Trust in the LORD forever,

                For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength. Isa26:4

God warned the Israelites not to forget Him when they were well fed and tempted to say:

17 …in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’

18        “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.Deut8:17-18

 

“Some trust in chariots”: This is symbolic of our trappings and pomp and pageantry or class. Others trust in their connections- their friends or family or business partners money in the bank. Yet others trust in their accolades, their prestige or reputation, wealth or physique- their beauty or hunky looks or talents.

Whereas these are not bad in themselves, but they become our weakness or even grave diggers when we begin to trust in them.

Why? They are fleeting, transient, ephemeral and will bring a rude awakening when they suddenly fail us without warning.

King Nebuchadnezzar was in this place when he climbed up his balcony and admired his Babylonian empire, arrogating to himself, the power, wisdom and sovereignty. He thought he was invincible.

As praised himself for his achievements-not acknowledging the Source, he was weighed and found wanting and driven into the forest, lost his mind and grew feathers like a bird and nails like claws, banished for seven years in the wilderness, until he repented was restored.

 

 

“Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?”

31     While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you!32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”

33     That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.

34     And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever:

       For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,

       And His kingdom is from generation to generation.

35     All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;

       He does according to His will in the army of heaven

       And among the inhabitants of the earth.

       No one can restrain His hand

       Or say to Him, “What have You done?”

36                At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me.

Dan4:30-36

Later on, his son, Belteshazzar, took over the reins of the empire and never learnt a lesson from his father about the folly in trusting in himself. After the death of his father, he organised a great feast and ordered that the holy vessels which had been taken from the temple in Jerusalem be brought for his rave with his concubines.

Whilst they were waltzing, wining and dining, he saw the finger of a man writing on the wall: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

His countenance changed, his joints gave way and he became wobbly and was gripped with fear and trepidation as his knees knocked. He became desperate for an interpretation but none of his astrologers were able to interpret the inscription.

Fortunately, he had a wise wife who knew that only one man could interpret that mystery and that was Daniel. He was summoned and he interpreted the inscription- meaning ‘You have been weigh and found wanting.’ He lost the kingdom to invaders that very night and died in the siege.

Power had intoxicated him. He was trusting in himself and his wealth and position.

Herod in the time of the persecution of the apostles was very renowned and was greatly gifted with oratory. He was like a colossus and demagogue and highly respected and sought after. Yes, he was alike some motivational speakers like Tony Blair who could rake in hundreds of thousands of pound with just a few speaking engagements.

On one occasion as he was performing, people were in awe;

 And as he lapped it all up, he was suddenly struck down and died and immediately worms came out of him.

 

22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.Acts12:22-23

 

So my friend where is your trust? Is it in your wealth or connections or reputation? I hope not.

It is all sinking sand. It’s all pie in the sky. It’s all vanity upon vanity. It’s all grasping of the wind and pursuing the wind. It will not hold water on the evil day.

5     Thus says the LORD:

       ” Cursed is the man who trusts in man

       And makes flesh his strength,

                Whose heart departs from the LORD.Jer17:5

 

7     Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;

     But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Ps20:7

 

Trust in the Lord

 

Trust in the Lord at ALL times and you will stand and withstand any adversity. Trust in the Lord at all times and your trust will not be mislaid or misplaced. When everything else fails God will not fail those who trust in Him.

24   “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.Matt7:24-25

He told Moses: “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.”Ex33:21

1     Those who trust in the LORD

     Are like Mount Zion,

     Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

2     As the mountains surround Jerusalem,

     So the LORD surrounds His people

     From this time forth and forever.

Ps126:1-2

 

Yes, when you trust the Lord, you will be like mount Zion and you will not be moved. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord will surround you. His angels will be round about you to keep you in all your ways.

 When He is your refuge and strength, He will hide you under the shadow of His wings.  No harm will befall you. No disaster will come near your dwelling. He will make room for you. He will set you high upon a rock and your head will be lifted high above your enemies and any storms.  You will soar like an eagle- using the adverse wind to scale heights hitherto unknown to you.  You will step out of your comfort zone and walk on water like Peter. In your weakness, His strength will be made perfect. He will enable you to leap over walls and run through troops. He will fight your battles. No weapon fashioned against you will prosper. They may throw you into the pit and steal your coat and sell you like a chattel as they did Joseph but the adversities you face will work for you. And as you maintain your diligence and integrity and excellence like Joseph, you will be a blessing wherever you. You will prosper even in prison. God will order your steps. He will provide for you even in the day of famine. When you go through rivers and waters, you will not drown. When you go through the fire, the fire will set you free to fulfil your vision, like Daniel and friends.

Trust in the Lord and you will not rust. Trust in the Lord and He will thrust you into the Land of good things; the Land flowing with milk and honey. Trust in the Lord and the boundary lines will fall for you in pleasant places. Trust in the Lord. Again I say, trust in the Lord.

Tread Down Unbelief ( by C. H. Spurgeon)

Tread Down Unbelief

How long will it be ere they believe me?”
Numbers 14:11

Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so dishonours Christ, that he will withdraw his visible presence if we insult him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds of which we can never entirely extract from the soil, but we must aim at its root with zeal and perseverance. Among hateful things it is the most to be abhorred. Its injurious nature is so venomous that he that exerciseth it and he upon whom it is exercised are both hurt thereby. In thy case, O believer! it is most wicked, for the mercies of thy Lord in the past, increase thy guilt in doubting him now. When thou dost distrust the Lord Jesus, he may well cry out, “Behold I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.” This is crowning his head with thorns of the sharpest kind. It is very cruel for a well-beloved wife to mistrust a kind and faithful husband. The sin is needless, foolish, and unwarranted. Jesus has never given the slightest ground for suspicion, and it is hard to be doubted by those to whom our conduct is uniformly affectionate and true. Jesus is the Son of the Highest, and has unbounded wealth; it is shameful to doubt Omnipotence and distrust all-sufficiency. The cattle on a thousand hills will suffice for our most hungry feeding, and the granaries of heaven are not likely to be emptied by our eating. If Christ were only a cistern, we might soon exhaust his fulness, but who can drain a fountain? Myriads of spirits have drawn their supplies from him, and not one of them has murmured at the scantiness of his resources. Away, then, with this lying traitor unbelief, for his only errand is to cut the bonds of communion and make us mourn an absent Saviour. Bunyan tells us that unbelief has “as many lives as a cat:” if so, let us kill one life now, and continue the work till the whole nine are gone. Down with thee, thou traitor, my heart abhors thee.

The Walk of the Blessed Man ( by Fenny West)

 

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The walk of a blessed man

Is a walk of faith above fear;

A walk in the counsel of God;

A walk mirrored by the word.

 

It is a walk of love and mercy,

Even when the foe is messing.

It is a walk of grace in every place

and a walk in the spirit;

being led by the Spirit

and not by the flesh.

It is a walk of righteousness

And heaven-mindedness

And lovingkindness.

It is a supernatural walk.

It is a walk ordained for you

and a walk ordained for me.

Essence of God-Confidence ( C.H. Spurgeon)

Essence of God-confidence

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8

Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me–my faith is so steady that it will not stagger–my love is so warm that it will never grow cold–my resolution is so firm that nothing can move it”; no, his dependence was on the Lord alone. If we indulge in any confidence which is not grounded on the Rock of Ages, our confidence is worse than a dream, it will fall upon us, and cover us with its ruins, to our sorrow and confusion. All that Nature spins time will unravel, to the eternal confusion of all who are clothed therein. The Psalmist was wise, he rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is he who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Unbelief insinuates–“You will never be able to stand. Look at the evil of your heart, you can never conquer sin; remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you, you will be certainly allured by them and led astray.” Ah! yes, we should indeed perish if left to our own strength. If we had alone to navigate our frail vessels over so rough a sea, we might well give up the voyage in despair; but, thanks be to God, he will perfect that which concerneth us, and bring us to the desired haven. We can never be too confident when we confide in him alone, and never too much concerned to have such a trust.

 

He Has Done Great Things ( by Fenny West)

He Has Done Great Things

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They wanted another child but this time it was a big challenge. The wife kept miscarrying.

They were advised to go and see their pastor. He spoke words and that was the seal and the deal done. Soon the wife became pregnant and this time it stayed.

However the medical practitioners were not so confident and thought the woman will only deliver by C-section as was the case for their earlier child. The husband stood on the word of God that the deal was done and was not moved by the opinion of the medics.

Their faith was tried when the labour took up to three hours but they remained undaunted and they obtained their prize.

You need to see them in their colours today, giving thanks and dancing for what the Lord has done for them.

Whatever your challenge, He can do it. But you have to take Him at His word and work and walk the word to obtain your promise.

19     ” God is not a man, that He should lie,

       Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

                Has He said, and will He not do? Num23:19

“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matt19:28

17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2Cor4:17-18

9       Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD.

       ” Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.

20     He who heeds the word wisely will find good,

       And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.

Prov15:20

20     My son, give attention to my words;

       Incline your ear to my sayings.

21     Do not let them depart from your eyes;

       Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22     For they are life to those who find them,

       And health to all their flesh.

23     Keep your heart with all diligence,

       For out of it spring the issues of life.

Prov4:20-23

He Made A Way ( Fenny West)

He Made a Way like He said

 

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The handwriting was on the wall. The die was cast. Industrial action was sure. Southern railway announced, “There will be severe delays and cancellations tomorrow and the day after.” And to give us a taste, we were asked to vacate the train  for some unknown reason because of technical problems. The next train was expected about thirty minutes from then. Many passengers were fuming, especially when they thought of what would happen the following day.

I was calm, more so when I heard a word from within me – “No need to worry, worry is the interest you pay for trouble.” It was comforting and sufficient.  And I began to write a poem on that thought:

No Need to Worry (That was how this poem was born)

I decided to start my travel a few minutes earlier than usual. And as I got to the train station, a train was waiting. It was one of the fasted journeys I have had. Moreover, on arrival at my destination, I met a young lady who was going to the same place I was going and she offered me a lift. So I got a ‘chauffer service’ in addition.

Similarly the next day I was able to get in earlier than before and my journey back was quicker than before as they laid on an earlier train and there was no need for me to wait for about thirty minutes to get a train.

The strike worked well for me apparently. God is so good.

There was no need to worry. He made a way, just like He had said.

 

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/no-need-to-worry-by-fenny-west/

 

No Need To worry

About tomorrow

Else you’ll be sorry

And invite sorrow.

Know, God will take care

Of all your affairs

Just because He cares

And is always there.

Jehovah Shammah

Will always be there

Lion of Judah

Will always be fair.

He’ll take care of you

Any time or day

He will be with you

And you will not stray.

So be confident

In His faithfulness.

Be not diffident.

Refuse to digress.

Maintain your focus

Refuse to despair

Depend on Jesus

Every hurdle clear

. Refuse anxiety

Be cool and be calm

Jettison jittery

In spite of the storm.

God will fight for you

And you’ll hold your peace

He’s faithful and true

So let your doubt cease.

 

The Ever-present

Lord Is ever in control

And He’ll fulfil His Word

To satisfy your soul.

6 Be anxious for nothing , but in everything by prayer and supplication , with thanksgiving , let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God , which surpasses all understanding , will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil4:6-7

 

 

 

 

28  “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field , how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  29  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not   arrayed like one of these.  30  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field , which today is , and tomorrow is thrown into the oven ,   will He   not much more   clothe   you , O you of little faith? 31  “Therefore do not worry , saying , ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  33  But   seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness , and all these things shall be added to you. 

 

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