You’re Not a Garbage Bin

Have you ever feel like a garbage bin? The feeling of people always finding the need to dump their negative vibes on your shoulders? 

People will always find the need to that when they themselves desire to release such energy on you so that they themselves can move on. 

God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in us.  Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.  All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God; have God living in them, and they live and dwell in God.  We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love.

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.  As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this present world                        (1 John  4:11).

Be at peace with those who do not like you, do not love you, whatever the reason. 

Why they do not, is not your issue. The issue is primary reason to love yourself and “know thyself.”

The ultimate rule is not allowing people to play on your emotions or get under your skin. It’s the only way you can enjoy ‘the day that the Lord has made'(Psalm 118:24), by not receiving the  ‘garbage’ thrown at you.  

Everyday we except negative words that can destroy your spirit. Words that has no intention to uplift you, should not be allowed to seek residency within us.

Being positive, not only releases the peace that surpasses all understanding, but it allows you to keep moving while others are still festering. 

Change your mindset; change the negatives into a positive. Guard your mind and heart from the garbage people will try to dump or throw at you! (Proverbs 4:23).

 Negative words should not take up full time residency in your minds. Being at peace and knowing yourself is a fundamental factor in achieving a positive mindset. 

Be true to yourself; love yourself and know yourself so when the spirit of rejection decide to come knocking at your door, you will be strong enough to shrug it off without it affecting you.

©ABUNDANCE OF FAITH (MA) 2014-2017 UNAUTHORISED USE AND /OR DUPLICATION OF THIS MATERIAL WITHOUT EXPRESS AND WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THIS SITE’S AUTHOR AND OWNER IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Easter – The True Meaning

We are now approaching another ‘seasonal’ holiday where the bunnies are out and the eggs are hidden for children to seek out. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

But, in the Body of Christ, should we really be using the name Easter for our Lord’s Death, and Resurrection to fit into the worlds perspective of Easter? Really??

According to Gotquestion.com, the name Easter comes from a tradition in Europe. The Pagan world celebrated a figure called Eastre or Eostre who was a goddess amongst the Saxons of Northern Europe. Although the rabbit or bunny symbolises goddess Eastre’s earthly symbol of fertility, each year we are compromising to suit the world. This  celebration was held to honor her then.  But, in this age, sadly, we are continuing to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection with Easter and its remnant of the goddess worship is transparent by the commercial it receives.

When I was ‘out in the world’ I embraced the thrills of Easter with no understanding to its meaning. Now as a ‘Born Again’ Christian I am very careful on what I embrace and what we are teaching our children in the Body of Christ.

Someone asked me a question that there are so many Churches using the name Easter for the Resurrection Sunday programs. Non-Believers are getting confused  and we wonder why there is a drop in attendance.

We need to go back to basic; the ‘Word Of God’ and stick to what the Word says without compromising with the world and paganistic ideology. 

THE ACT OF FORGIVENESS

imageWhat is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness is an act of strength. Strength that enable you to move on from a situation or person; but not tied to resentment and anger which can turn into bitterness.

Why do we hold on to resentment with someone when we can let go and live?

This is the the thing; and I am not saying that it will be easy to forgive; it may be hard, but the longer you hold on to it the harder it will be to forgive.

I have heard people say, “Forgive and forget.” Forgive and forget can mean that you forgive the offender and move on with your life, because God expects us to forgive, using godly wisdom.

The Bible says “Forgive those who has trespass against us.” (Matthew 6:12).

What does that mean?

Trespass is an act of offence against a person. In order for us to receive God’s blessings and forgiveness when we do wrong; we have to forgive. The sad thing is that when we do not forgive, we leave unresolved issues behind on loved ones who do not have the opportunity to say, “I forgive you.”

Forgiveness brings peace and freedom and it releases you from the power of that person. The only way that you know you have genuinely forgiven that person, is when that person walks into the room and you feel nothing negative; only forgiveness.
We all have one life; a life that should be filled with peace and tranquillity instead of anger or resentment. It is impossible to move on with a heart that is not forgiving and live your life fully.

Is it right for a person to take over one’s life and emotion with an unforgiving heart?

No, absolutely, not!  Forgive, and move on, in order to let go and live your life more abundantly. We should also, forgive ourselves of mistakes that we have made in the past. The past is the past. We should not stay in the past, but use the past to learn from the mistakes!

You may be saying, “It’s easy for you to say because you have never been in my position!” Yes, you may be right. But it does not make one’s hurt emotion different from another person. We have all experienced hurt, rejection and pain from loved ones, strangers and people. No situation is different to another person when it comes down to hurting emotions.

Forgiveness brings healing and with healing brings joy. The act of forgiveness sees blood pressure and heart rate lowered, reducing the levels of depression and anxiety.

Resentment is self-inflicted and will always hurt you more than the person who you are angry with. In fact, the person may have moved on with their life over the years and you’re still worrying about it!! According to the Bible, we have to forgive so that God can forgive us (Matthew 18:22). We cannot expect Him to forgive us when we are holding on to grudges with someone else (Ephesians 4:32).

The key factor is to take a leap of faith and forgive in order to receive your healing through forgiveness.

©ABUNDANCE OF FAITH (Monicaa) 2014-2016. UNAUTHORISED USE AND /OR DUPLICATION OF THIS MATERIAL WITHOUT EXPRESS AND WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THIS SITE’S AUTHOR AND OWNER IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Fresh Oil: New Beginnings

imageNow the year 2016 is now underway, while we wait in anticipation. What will it bring? Will it bring gladness and  unspeakable joy full of glory or will it bring unhappiness and strife as the battle of excess baggage, piled on us year after year, becomes unbearable!! Oh, my back!

imageThis is the Year of Fresh Oil and New Beginnings that will be pour out abundantly over your life.  In order for this to happen we must:

“Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and ALL things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

©Abundance of Faith (MA) 2014-2016. Unauthorised use and /or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.

Take Heart

The God of more than enough

(2 Kings 4)

Have you ever wondered when we take the limits off God we will see things happening in the supernatural. Things that will happen and could not have happen on our strength alone, we will be amazed by what He can truly do. 

His appointed time are never the same as our time, because He is a timeless God whose strength is not measured by our own.  He said in His Word (Bible) that He will supply our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). So what more do we want that God cannot do?

His Word also said that we should ask and it shall be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will open (Matthew 7:7).  Moreover, He feeds the birds of the air who do not sow and reap, neither do they store away anything, but God still feeds them (Matthew 6:26). So why do we worry about what we should eat or drink? 

Take heart!

God does not lie and His words does not come back to us void. He is the God of more than enough! When we trust Him at His word He will come through for us. No matter what the problem is He will keep His word, if it is in His will.

“Fear not, for I am with you; do not be afraid, I am your God, I will protect you and I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

Today, take God out of the box and see Him at His best. When we ask of Him we will see an overflow in our finances, our homes and our children.

Our overdraft will become an overflow in abundance because He is the God of more than enough.

©Abundance of Faith (MA) 2014- 2016. Unauthorised use and /or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.

Surviving the Storm

image

When we hear the word ‘storm’ an image of a turbulent weather associated with wind and rain, comes to mind.

Many of us are going through some storms in our lives. Storms that come to cause us pain and sorrow. Storms that causes a tear to come to our eyes, as we remember past events, that has brought us to the brink of hopelessness and despair.  Can you imagine the storms raging on and on and no sign of ever stopping?

The Bible states in Matthew 8:24-25, Jesus’ disciples were afraid of the storm that was raging whilst He slept.  They actually thought they were a “goner.”

Although our storm can be almost too hard for us to bear at times, however, a sudden change will occur as you ride out the storm. Don’t perish in your circumstances (storm). Because the greater your mission, the greater your storm will be.

What am I saying?  Life is about storms and turbulence and about surviving it. We are not exempt from them, regardless of stature or age. Storms may come to test your faith and it is no respect of person. I am a witness to it.

When the storm has calmed down and you have kept your head above water, you would now know, that you, my friend, have survived the storm by faith.

 ©Abundance of Faith (MA) 2014- 2016. Unauthorised use and /or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.

Abundance of Blessing

Featured Image -- 306

I decree and declare that God will cause a downpouring of blessing to come down in your season; there shall be showers of blessings on you today.

His blessings rest on those who are faithful to Him. His blessings brings righteousness (Psalms 24:5).

It does not matter where you are in your circumstances; there will always be a portion of blessings available to you, if you trust Him.  He will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches (Phillipians 4:19).

We all have gone through the motion of life where we have felt we needed to ‘throw in the towel’ at times. But you only have to wait and be encouraged.

Your situation or circumstances that you are facing right now will not be always like that.  Your blessings is just around the corner; wait and receive it with a grateful heart.

At times when we are not feeling at our best, we find that we cannot wait for the blessing that God has promised us. Just when we are about to receive it, we “…lean on our own understanding“, and find we have missed our blessing.  If only we had only waited a little longer. We get so impatient of waiting, because God’s timing is not the same as our own.

We read in the Old Testament that the people of Israel missed out on the very promise that God had promised them; the Promised Land. Instead of them trusting God at His word, they grumbled and complained (Numbers 14:2).

In today’s society nothing has not changed from the days of old. We blame God for everything that is going on in the world.

Be encouraged: God will make a way when it seems to be no way.

“I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing” (Ezekiel 34:26).

We decree and declare we will dwell in the midst of infinite abundance because the God that we worship is the God of Abundance.  As we open our hearts to receive what He has promised, we will not be amaze by what He will do in His appointed time.

We will not be burdened by the thoughts of our past or future, and by our actions and our deep rapport with God; our abundance will be made manifest.

I pray that the person who is reading this blog, will receive His overflow of abundant blessing from this day forward. Not only will they be blessed in their finances, but they will be blessed at work and in their family. Showers of blessing will overflow as we receive it, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Tarry a little longer, no matter how long the road ahead seems, He will bring you through it if we wait.

©Abundance of Faith (Monicaa) 2014- 2017.  Unauthorised use and /or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.

Why Worry?

Have you ever wondered how birds manage to just get on with it without worrying what they should eat?

…do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?  (Matthew 6:31 NIV).

When we put our faith into action we will see the works of God in a supernatural way.

Often times we worry about the slightest things, when all we can do is,  look up.  We  should lean on the assurance that God always look after His own, like a Shepherd who’s sheep has gone astray.

Take this opportunity and be thankful today…

©Abundance of Faith (MA) 2014- 2016. Unauthorised use and /or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.