Monday, 29 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Faithful to God‘

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry. (1 Timothy 1:12 NKJ)

God has given me the strength and courage to enable me to listen to Him, He has caused me to be faithful. He has chosen me as one of His messengers, to reach out to His people in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. I know first-hand what God has done for me He could do for others. Sharing my story is what I believed God wanted me to do. This particular morning I was beginning a new job. God called me to be cautious. He told me the enemy would trip me up, but He would be their to catch me. His words came true. My ankle gave way and I began to fall. It happened so quickly, but remembering what God had said, “I shouted out in the name of Jesus’”,  Satan I come against you. An ambulance was called and the paramedics treated me. At the hospital I was told I had a serious knee injury. I was unable to do the job I was going to do and had to give in my resignation. God did take care of me, even though I had to go through this trial; but He helped me to cope with the leg injury. I believed God would bring good out of my situation reaching out to others through me. Although I was on crutches for eight years, God helped me to cope with my disability. I drew closer to God in those years, He was teaching me how to pray for others. I learnt the Word of God, and prayed God’s Word over the people He wanted me to pray for. I began to understand how powerful prayer was and is, my relationship with God became deeper and richer as I saw my prayers being answered.

Oh, how kind our Lord was, for he showed me how to trust him and become full of the love of Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 1:14 TLB)

Friday, 26 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Weapons of Warfare‘

I use God’s mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil’s strongholds. These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him.
(2 Corinthians 10:4 TLB)

When we have strong faith, God enables us to use our faith with supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God. God has been training me for many years to use faith and His Word to fight the good fight with weapons of warfare. I truly believe when I pray that in accordance to God’s will, He hears my prayers for the heart and core of His people and He will act when it is in alignment to His will. Everything with God has a timing and a place. He works behind the scenes and gets His people ready, to prove His plans for their lives. He builds their faith, trust, confidence, for He wants them to get closer to Him and trust Him to bring the right outcome for their lives. He never get things wrong. He works all things out right when we trust Him. His plans will always out weigh our plans. His plans work out for our good. He allows situations and circumstances to happen in our lives because it will teach us to reach out to Him to resolve the problems we may have. When things become tough remember who is the One who is in control of our lives. He is in all things and He will never allow anything to hurt or harm us. If we remember who is in control then no matter what we may have to face, God will deliver us through when He is ready. He sustains us in His peace and joy and this represents to others we are living out our faith in the Lord.

And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our requests, then we can be sure that he will answer us. (1 John 5:14-15 TLB)

Monday, 22 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Delivered‘

“Is this the one who rolled his burden on the Lord?” they laugh. “Is this the one who claims the Lord delights in him? We’ll believe it when we see God rescue him!” (Psalm 22:8)

God came and rescued me when I confessed my sins before Him, and cast all my burdens upon the Lord. I believed in Jesus Christ my precious Lord, and now I was in a personal relationship with Him, I did this through connecting to Him in prayer. I am not empty vessel any longer, God has filled me with His joy and gladness; and I advertise to the world His goodness and mercy. He has made me secure in Jesus Christ, and in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God. He is the only One who can satisfy my needs. My deficits are no match for His abundance, and my cries find a home in His ears. I have put my love, faith, trust, confidence, in God. My relationship with Him is growing steadily. He has grafted me into the ‘Vine of God’ and I am abiding in Him. Jesus Christ, has changed my life radically; and I can never give Him enough thanksgiving, praise, worship, adoration, and love for everything He has done for me. He has delivered me from the darkness of this world, and adopted me as His child into the kingdom of light; where I now live with Him.

When he calls on me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble and rescue him and honor him. I will satisfy him with a full life[*] and give him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:15-16 TLB)

Friday, 19 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Filled with Joy‘

When I pray for you, my heart is full of joy because of all your wonderful help in making known the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.
(Philippians 1:4 TLB)

I attended church for many years, but no one within the church had asked me, ‘Did I believe in Jesus Christ?’ I went into hospital for a major operation, it was there I met a teacher. I was drawn towards her. She had come from another ward into my ward after her operation. I could see she was in difficulty, and so I felt prompted to go and help her. We became friends. Spending time together our friendship began to grow. One day she challenged me. Did I believe that I was a sinner and Jesus Christ died on the Cross for me. My response to her question was: ‘Yes I Do’. From the moment I said ‘Yes’ to her question, I felt something had changed within me. Early in the morning, I felt myself confessing my sins to God, asking Him to forgive me everything I had done that was contrary to His will. It was then I heard a small still voice say to me, “Avril, everything that had been wrong in your life; I the Lord thy God will put everything right.” God had forgiven me. My friend and I talked things through. We both realised God had planned our operations and wanted us to be in the hospital at the same time. Three times her operation had been cancelled and three times my operation had been cancelled. We could see God had planned everything. She showed me God has always been in control of every detail of my life. God had made all things possible for me, He gave me the choice to believe He was the Son of God, and when I acknowledged Him; He filled me with the supernatural power of  the Holy Spirit of God and I became a Christian.

When I pray for you, my heart is full of joy because of all your wonderful help in making known the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. (Philippians 1:4-6 TLB)

We’ll believe it when we see God rescue him!” Lord, how you have helped me before![*] You took me safely from my mother’s womb and brought me through the years of infancy. (Psalm 22:8-11 TLB)

Monday, 15 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘God’s Peace‘

Then I lay down and slept in peace and woke up safely, for the Lord was watching over me. (Psalm 3:5 TLB)

God is the only One who can give us peace, rest and safety. As we trust and put our faith in Him, He will watch over us daily. Being busy all the time takes us away from God. BUSY, means: ‘Being Under Satan’s Yoke.’ This is what Satan wants, he wants us to be BUSY because it takes our focus off God. I knew God was showing me He wanted me to rest in Him. He wanted me to rest in His Spirit, and be attentive to His Spirit. He wanted me to practise sitting in His presence throughout the day, and I had already decided I would obey Him. Satan was trying to deter me from doing this as he wanted me to come away from God, he did not want me to meditate on God’s Word nor did he want me to worship or praise God. God wanted to strengthen me and draw me closer to Himself and I wanted this too. Sometimes we get distracted from walking along the path God has for us. We must have faith, persistence, and self-discipline to enable us to do what God wants us to do for our lives. This is learnt through the Holy Spirit of God. He gives us His blessings and strength to walk in the ways of God and not in the ways of man. We must be led by God through Jesus Christ, listening to the Holy Spirit at all times; taking steps as He leads us through each moment of the day. So, let your hearts and minds rest on Christ, through needful prayer and worship, and be sensitised to His voice; understanding what He will require from us.

And the Lord replied, “I myself will go with you and give you success.” (Exodus 33:14 TLB)

Always be joyful. Always keep on praying.  No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 TLB)

I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace. (Psalm 34:1 TLB)

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Word of Wisdom’

The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. (Isaiah 50:4 TLB)

God has given me the ability to comfort others in their times of need. I can sympathise with others, having experienced some of the things they may be going through. It is putting my experiences into practise, what God had done for me; He also could do for them. Being prayerful, is a necessity, it is the key for us to be able to reach out to others with God’s Spirit. He guides and leads us in each situation and we must call upon His name for His help to help them. God had shown me He wanted me to work with women’s problems. I intended to be obedient to His calling. God was with me and He equipped and empowered me with Godly wisdom. I could not do anything in my own will and strength. I knew I was totally dependant upon God through my faith and praying for them daily. God was the only One who would bring them through. Trusting God through His Spirit in the name of Jesus, Christ, He enables me to speak the right words to help His people.

Lord, open my ears to hear Your message of hope and speak it to someone in need.

But not everyone who hears the Good News has welcomed it, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed me when I told them?”[*] Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News—the Good News about Christ. (Romans 10:16-17 TLB)

And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our requests, then we can be sure that he will answer us. (1 John 5:14-15 TLB)

Monday, 8 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Trust Christ‘

And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done. (Colossians 2:6-7 TLB)

I trusted Jesus Christ to save me, and I trusted Him to give me the faith to believe He will grow me up in faith. These things do not happen overnight, bit by bit my trust seemed to grow through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God. Each day I face problems, trials, tribulations, this turns my attention to God. I remember the time I’d had a Mammogram and within a few days after having the procedure, a letter came from the hospital, the  Radiographer wanted to discuss my procedure I’d had done. My first reaction was to seek God. I ask God outright. Have I got cancer? I asked Him to give me a clear ‘Yes or No’, as the Bible states. The answer came back ‘Yes’! This brought me deep into prayer. God was preparing me before I had my appointment at the hospital. I put my trust completely in God. I saw the Radiologist. He told me outright they had found cancer. God’s Words came true. They did a Biopsy straight away, I was being referred to see an Oncologist. He discussed with me the operation and the treatment that would follow. I am pleased to say, ‘God delivered me from the Cancer.’ God has been such a loving and faithful God to me. I can never thank Jesus enough for all His grace, mercy, strength and power He has given to me the faith to believe I would overcome this disease. I am clear of cancer and in my eighth year of freedom.

I will give you back your health again and heal your wounds. Now you are called “The Outcast” and “Jerusalem, the Place Nobody Wants.”  But, says the Lord, when I bring you home again from your captivity and restore your fortunes, Jerusalem will be rebuilt upon her ruins; the palace will be reconstructed as it was before. The cities will be filled with joy and great thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people and make of them a great and honored nation. (Jeremiah 30:17-19 TLB)

Friday, 5 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘God’s Teachings‘

My son, never forget the things I’ve taught you. If you want a long and satisfying life, closely follow my instructions. Never tire of loyalty and kindness. Hold these virtues tightly. Write them deep within your heart. If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. (Proverbs 3:1-5 TLB)

Jesus, has taught me through the Holy Spirit of God; that I should never forget His teachings. I wanted to learn everything I could from Him and more than anything else I wanted to obey His instructions. I never wanted to go back into my old way of life. My relationship with Jesus Christ is very important to me. Before I open my Bible and daily readings I pray for wisdom, discernment, and understanding and ask the Holy Spirit of God to open my ears to hear what He wants me to hear, and open my eyes to see what He wants me to see. I pray He will enlighten the path He wants me to walk on. God’s Word has enriched my life and my faith is growing deeper in Jesus Christ. I am so thankful and grateful to God for the new life He has given to me through His precious Son Jesus Christ my Lord. I trust Him completely.


All these new things are from God who brought us back to himself through what Christ Jesus did. And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone to come into his favor and be reconciled to him. (2 Corinthians 5:18 TLB)
May the Lord of peace himself give you his peace no matter what happens. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16 TLB)

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Blog Post – ‘Come Into God’s House and Meet with Him in Prayer’ – ‘Sanctified in Christ’

“‘ Then it will be as though I had sprinkled clean water on you, for you will be clean—your filthiness will be washed away, your idol worship gone. And I will give you a new heart—I will give you new and right desires—and put a new spirit within you. I will take out your stony hearts of sin and give you new hearts of love.[*] And I will put my Spirit within you so that you will obey my laws and do whatever I command.” (Ezekiel 36:25-27 TLB)

God has cleansed, sanctified, and purified my heart from all my sin. He has given me a new clean heart through Jesus Christ. When I was in the world I had all the wrong desires which was contrary to what God wanted from me. It was when I confessed my sin before God and  acknowledged Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord; I knew I had my own personal divine  encounter with God. God spoke straight into my heart, ‘Avril everything that has been wrong in your life, I the Lord Your God shall put everything right.’ How my heart was filled with joy when I heard those words to me. At the time I never realised how wrong my life had been. God is doing a remarkable work in my life. Daily, I ask God to keep me on a righteous path of holiness, godliness, and righteousness keeping me close to Jesus Christ. I never want to walk in the darkness ever again. God has set me free and I praise and thank Him with all of my heart, mind, body, spirit, and soul in the name of Jesus Christ.


And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvellous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself. (Ephesians 3:17-19 TLB)