Create Spiritual Hobbies!

CREATE SPIRITUAL HOBBIES
Christianity is a lifestyle and therefore it involves “hanging out with God” all the time. Yes, it’s not that easy but with practice, you’ll make progress. I learnt and decided to integrate spiritual practices in my daily routine as a hobby. I read the Bible not because it is a requirement but because I want to know what my Lord has for me in every area of life and live out those promises. I worship and praise not only to stir my spirit but to fellowship with the man/Lord that I love. I meditate His word throughout the day to emulate my being with His truth/character and enjoy other benefits that come with it…

Joshua:1.8
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

The mind is in hostility with the Spirit [See Romans 8:5-8],..meditating the Word at all times will help you to remain in the Spirit and prevent your mind from entertaining negative/worrying thoughts. This is how you renew your mind to focus on the things of God. [See Romans 12:2]

I read and listen to faith building messages to grow myself spiritually and gain knowledge.
In the beginning, I did these practices as a “duty” and sometimes I forced myself to do them in fear of “not being an upright Christian”. As a result I did not enjoy my time with the Lord, sometimes. Now, I’ve trained myself to make a hobby out of spiritual practices and I reap mega benefits! My spiritual life keeps on soaring because I spend most of my time “being in the Spirit” and I enjoy hanging out with the Lord all the time. I worship, praise, pray, read and meditate the Word out of love and as a hobby.

Also, I’ve learnt to personalize the Word of God in my life. I speak scriptures over my life, family, dreams/goals, etc throughout the day. Whenever the occasion allows I go to a private place and pray scriptures over the needs that I have. I acknowledge the power of God’s Word in transforming people and situations and use it effectively! I praise God that He performs His Word faithfully!

Moreover, you can make fasting into a habit too. Do not wait for things to get complicated for you to start fasting. Yes, there are times when the Holy Spirit himself instructs you to fast but other times you can decide to pick a day or two out of every week and fast for a specific need. This will strengthen your spiritual life and speed up the release of your blessings, prayers and deliverance.
Christianity is a lifestyle! Make it fun and productive. Have a fruitful September!

Love,
Bea❤

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Speaking In Tongues(A Must For Christians)

Watch this detailed video on the hindrances, myths and benefits of this POWERFUL yet neglected gift in Christianity.

Here are some of the benefits of speaking in tongues;

1. HELPS US TO PRAY IN GOD’S WILL

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:27
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit [is] because He makes intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God.

2. EDIFIES & BUILDS UP YOUR SPIRIT & FAITH

1 Corinthians 14:4
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself,…

Jude 1:20
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

3. HELPS IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE

By hindering evil spirits and is a powerful weapon for deliverance.

4. IT’S HOW GOD STARTED THE FIRST CHURCH

And therefore it is not wise to skip this important step. 

Acts 2:1
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 
Acts 2:2
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 
Acts 2:3
Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and [one] sat upon each of them. 
Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Luke 24:49
Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.

Many Christians are exhausted in prayer because they are working in their own strength and not God’s. In return they are tired and overburdened!

5. IT LEADS A PERSON ON TO THE HIGHER GIFTS

  • Visions
  • Prophecy
  • Healing
  • Deliverance

6. ALLOWS A PERSON TO PRAY LONGER

7. YOU CAN IMPART THE GIFT TO OTHERS

John 3:6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Matthew 10:8
Freely you have received, freely give.

HOW TO RECEIVE THIS GIFT.
You first have to desire the gift. 1 Corinthians 14:1 “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts…”
Then, you can go to a church or persons that are using the gift and they can pray for you to receive it. Or you can pray for yourself to receive it. Be patient, some do manifest the gift spontaneously while others have to persist in prayer for it to manifest.

Be blessed,
Bea❤

What Do You See?

Hi guys…hello August💐

Today, as I was watching a certain Man of God preaching, I remembered an incident that occured to me 3-4 years ago! My youngest brother was so sick and admitted in hospital. It was a tough time for all of us. One evening as I was praying for him, I held his photo in my hands and immediately the spirit of bitterness overwhelmed me and the devil tried to convince me that my brother would not make it alive! The pain I felt, could not be compared to anything else that I have ever felt. I lost the strength to pray and I laid down weeping profusely! I could not agree with the voice, so I gathered myself up (despite the fear & intense pain I was feeling in my heart), tore off the garment I was wearing and walked around the house rebuking that voice and declaring LIFE unto my brother (where he was). I refused to heed into the lies of the enemy because I somehow believed that God would save him. Only God knows the agony I was feeling!! For the rest of the evening I kept declaring healing for him.

My mum and dad were at the hospital with him and they spent another night there! And I was at home with our house help only. That night I did not sleep, well, how could I!! Miraculously, my brother was discharged the next morning and as they were coming home I continued praying for him that the minute he walks in through the door, he would be well. He arrived, and though he was still very ill, whenever I looked at him…I SAW LIFE IN HIM!! And that’s when I was sure that the devil had lied to me. I don’t know how best to describe this but I literally felt life beaming in him despite how sick he was!! From that day, I only focused on the LIFE I saw in him and ignored the devil’s lies! And guess what, he had a SPEEDY recovery and he was healed!!! Glory be to God!! He literally turned my mourning into dancing!!

Beloved, whatever you’re facing today, ONLY SEE and DECLARE THE RESULTS THAT YOU WANT TO RECEIVE! Do not waiver! I tell you the devil’s only weapon is LIES!! The moment you agree with his lies, you’re trapped!! That is why it is very important to know what God’s Word says about you and your circumstances! His Word is the ULTIMATUM…no matter how hopeless and painful your situation may seem. I saw life in my brother when all odds were against him and I….and kept on declaring healing until it was fully manifested. God will meet you at the level of your expectation so long as you have faith and put in the work to accompany it! 
Matthew 9:29
“According to your FAITH it will be done to you.”

Be blessed!

Bea❤

I Overcame Fear, Depression, Panic Attacks, Mental Breakdown….with THE WORD!

Hello there! Been awhile huh? Well, life happens 🙂 yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:28). A big thank you to all that have been reading my blog regardless of my absence! I see your visits. God bless you.

Today I just want to speak to those that have been facing various prolonged battles in their lives and somehow have lost hope and are just hanging in there, and are even mad at God. Some have been praying for a breakthrough for YEARS and nothing seems to improve. Sickness, poverty, delays, spiritual battles of all kinds, rejection, etc are raging at you and you just can not take it anymore…well, THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL! Yep, I said it! And yes, going through the tunnel can be the most excruciating experience that you will ever face! But hey…the scriptures tell us that we will go through the fires and the raging storms…BUT…we will not be alone, though at such times, you may feel the loneliest! The tunnel(trying times) is not pretty,.. it is scary and dark and just horrible!! But guess what! JESUS is THERE WITH YOU and He will see you through it! Do NOT give up nor give IN to the lies of the devil!

Isaiah:43.2-3
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.”

Victory is guaranteed! HOW?
STICK TO THE WORD!!
Joshua:1.8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
When it says day and night, it literally means day and night! You think/meditate THE WORD, speak(roar) THE WORD, you feel THE WORD, read THE WORD, listen to THE WORD, all the time until it becomes the ONLY world you live in!!! I did that when I was battling all sorts of spiritual attacks and it worked! You got to saturate your spirit with THE WORD until every cell in your body vibrates with THE WORD….and then suddenly or slowly by slowly, depending on your faith and situation,… the rain (BREAKTHROUGH/BLESSINGS) will begin to POUR!! Oh it ain’t easy, no! Saturating the clouds ain’t easy, because forces will be coming against you to weaken and discourage you. Remember, Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” You have got to claim your blessings because they have already been freely provided.

AND at first, there may be no sign of progress or improvement whatsoever…just like Elijah praying for the rain 7 times…don’t give up! The rain will pour!

1 Kings:18.42
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,
1 Kings:18.43
and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “[There is] nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”
1 Kings:18.44
Then it came to pass the seventh [time,] that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare [your chariot,] and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
1 Kings:18.45
Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.

Galatians:6.9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. “
James:5.16 “The effective, fervent(continuous) prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

I could write a whole book on this, lol, so let me end here by these words…GOD IS FAITHFUL, KEEP PRAYING even if the only strength left in your body is the strength to BREATHE! If you get overwhelmed rest, cry, run, punch the pillows, scream but…DO NOT GIVE UP. I have been there, in the TUNNEL, and HE got me out! Now, I testify that the WORD of God is alive and it WORKS!

Joshua:1.9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God [is] with you wherever you go.”

BEA❤

P.S
If you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, say this prayer;
“Lord Jesus, I repent all of my sins. I confess that you are indeed Lord and believe that God has raised you from the dead. Come into my heart and be my Lord and Saviour. In your name I pray, AMEN!

2017 Resolutions/Vision/Goals ➡START NOW!

By now a few people have already sorted out and written down their new year’s resolutions/goals/vision. Others are still sorting them out. If you haven’t, well it’s time you do. Go somewhere quiet and peaceful (with a notepad & a pen), give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings He has given you and just meditate on His goodness. While meditating, write down your goals as clear as you possibly can, then listen to the Holy Spirit and note down what He imprints in your heart.
Habakkuk 2:2 “Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets,That he may run who reads it.”

When you’re done, praise God and thank Him for His guidance!

Now, do not go home and put the notebook away. START ACTING right away! Yes, take action immediately and set the pace for energy to flow your way. DO NOT WAIT for the 1st of January to start acting. If your goal is to enroll into college, start searching for potential colleges and send your applications. If your vision is to manage your finances with more discipline, set a meeting with financial advisors of your choice. Whatever it is you have written down, start to take action today. Also, send out positive affirmations/declarations for the new year and for the goals you’ve written down. Start living out the New Year 2017 NOW, so that by the time you cross over, you already are “running with the vision.” Be proactive! God bless y’all.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King

Bea❤

Your Faith Will Be Tested

Our faith is bound to be tested throughout our christian lives here on earth and even on judgement day. Just as we do college midterm and final tests, and at the end of those tests our scores are determined and rewards awarded, this is the same in our walk with God. When you have faith for His promises to be fulfilled in your life, there will come a time for the testing of your faith before you receive your reward…and James 1:2-4 attests to this. You will face various trials, tests and temptations before you can take possession of your promise. If your faith is built on a firm foundation you will arise victorious. But if your faith is weak you may be overwhelmed with them and ultimately be overtaken by them and you will not receive your promise/reward.

The foundation of our faith is based on the word of God that is planted in us. That is why we have to be filled with the Word of God so that when the day of testing comes, we will be able to withstand and overcome any fiery darts thrown at us by the enemy. Jesus, while being tested overcame satan with THE WORD (Luke 4:1-13). His faith was tested by Satan himself, not his agents, and He withstood his lies and temptations. And remember that when the enemy fails to tempt you in your moment of power, he will come back and try at your moment of weakness or vulnerability as he did to Jesus when He became hungry.

Difficulties, frustrations, diseases and delays are other ways which satan will use to discourage and test your faith. You might be pursuing after a dream or God-given vision for a long time and finally when its fruition is near and you are just about to birth it, setbacks and difficulties arise. You might be tempted to give up or start complaining,… hold on and return to your foundation(the Holy Bible)…activate your faith by speaking out scriptures and meditating on them. You are sons of God, don’t wait until the day of testing to prepare because we are constantly in a battle and therefore; Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” should be our daily practice.

Love, Bea❤