Moving House

I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; and I will sing praises unto You among the nations. (Psalm 108:3)

Writing this post comes with a mixture of feelings. Half of me is excited about new prospects and the other half feels a little bit down because of saying goodbye. In this past week I have had to take some time off blogging to seek out a suitable hosting platform for my blog.

This has been a little bit challenging for me. Most especially, dealing with the technical part of things. Having to research and read up about different hosting platforms, the technical requirements of private hosting, benefits, demerits and deciding the best way forward. Anyway, to cut the long story short, I finally made a decision and settled the deal yesterday, and this why I’m saying goodbye today to all my much treasured friends and readers on this side of WordPress.

Starting on this platform has been a great blessing. Even with all it’s challenges I have enjoyed my short tenure here on WordPress and I appreciate having had the opportunity to meet new comrades in the Kingdom vineyard and beautiful everyday people that have crossed my path on this platform. But, in other for me to accommodate the opportunities for further growth, I have to think of moving unto the right platform for me so that I can begin to plan and walk towards my objectives. Even though I will miss many of my WordPress family I am at the same time looking forward to this new challenge and to starting a new phase of the ministry God has entrusted to me.

I feel so honored and blessed to have worked with you all. Thank you so much for the lovely support, encouragement and most especially your prayers for me, you have all been a tremendous blessing in my life. May the Lord remember you with favor and shower His blessings on you!

Please feel free to keep in touch with me on my new blog at http://www.shadeakinbiyi.com once it is up and running and also you can catch up with my post on bloglovin and I also look forward to catching up with yours. :)

God bless you!!! :)

Much love,

Shade

 

Praise The Lord!

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41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For He [earnestly] remembered His holy word and promise to Abraham His servant.

43 And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen ones with gladness and singing,

44 And gave them the lands of the nations [of Canaan], and they reaped the fruits of those peoples’ labor,

45 That they might observe His statutes and keep His laws [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)             (Psalm 105:41-45) Amp

The Joy of HIS Fellowship

” ….But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]! 41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:40-42)

This story about Mary and Martha reflects most of us as Christians. We are often too busy about many things without given much consideration to what is really necessary and most of all, what should be the priority. It’s very clear in the Scriptures that the first priority is to put God first in every area of life. And I believe the number one principle to effective Christian living is cultivating a daily habit of spending time at the Lord’s feet.

This is the one priority in a Christian life that opens every door!

God loves for us to come and fellowship with Him, Does He need our fellowship to be complete or be who He is? No, God does not need anything from us to make Him God, He is already complete and more than enough in every aspect! God simply enjoys our fellowship,  just like a good earthly parent will be thrilled and delighted to spending time with their children.

The Lord enjoys spending intimate time with us. In fact, this is the primary reason He created us –  To live in His presence and to enjoy the work of His hand. (Genesis 1:8 ~ Psalm 8:6) When Adam and Eve blew it because of their disobedience it brought sin into the scene and separated us from God.

But because of His love for us God devised another means of bringing us into His presence. He gave His best, He gave all that was ever possible to give to restore us back to Him, God sent His only Son to die on the cross,  to shed His blood so that we could enter into the holy of holies and draw near to Him ANYTIME we desire!

And you know the most mysterious part? We are the beneficiary of it all! When we spend time with the Lord we discover His plans for us. We get His direction for our life. God gives us insights about the future (Jeremiah 33:3) He gives us His wisdom and releases His grace to accomplish our purpose in life. (“Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.”- Psalm 2:8). What more could anybody ask for us!?!  How wonderful is His love for us!

God doesn’t want us to allow the busyness of life to steal from us His good plans for us. When we spend time at His feet, His Presence rest upon us. The Lord shepherds us. Imagine what that will do in your life! That is the favor of the Lord! That is what David meant, when he said, “Goodness and Mercy follow me.” (Psalm 23:6).  Imagine the goodness and mercy of God going every where you go because you have made the choice to apply God’s wisdom, which is, to make Him your number one priority on your busy schedule list!

God on His side has flung all doors wide open into His throne room for us to come and REST and find HEALING and WHOLENESS in every area of life.

“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].” (Hebrews 4:16)

The Lord tells us to come away from our busyness and find rest for our weary and famished soul!

 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.”] (Matthew 11:28)

Will you…?

Love, Shade

Obedience the Door to Blessings

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5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among and above all peoples; for all the earth is Mine.

6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God]. These are the words you shall speak to the Israelites. (Exodus 19:5-6) Amp

Keep Your Focus On Jesus

“Then Peter called to him: “Sir, if it is really you, tell me to come over to you, walking on the water.” 29 “All right,” the Lord said,“come along!” So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Instantly Jesus reached out his hand and rescued him. “O man of little faith,”Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”  (Matthew 14:28-31)

Peter stepped out on the WORD of Jesus, “Come” and he was doing perfectly fine. But, immediately Peter took his eyes off Jesus, he began to sink. Now think about this, what has the storm got to do with walking on water? Even with a perfect weather, human beings can’t walk on the water! Water walking is SUPERNATURAL, and so is Faith. Faith is a supernatural gift from God!

This is often how it is when you decide to step out by faith on the Word of God and do something you believe God wants you to do. The devil will try to distract your focus from the WORD  by sending ‘storms’ – different forms of distractions such as sickness, family problem, financial crisis and anything to get you off track, to get you to start making  negative confessions, and after that doubt sets in, next thing, you give up and quit.

Well, DON’T! …I’m here to encourage you today to keep your focus on Jesus. Keep renewing your mind with God’s promises consigning that problem and keep confessing that word over the problem. Also very important, keep thanking  God by faith for your breakthrough. And take a step of faith! Do what  is possible for you to do  in the natural and leave the impossible part for God to do for you.  My friend, this is what, “Water Walking Faith” is about.

“Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. ” (Hebrews 11:1)

I’m praying for you. God bless you!

Winners Chapel. Exceeding Grace 2014. Intercessory Prayer Guidelines. Prayer Outline Winners’ Chapel International Inc. Annual 21-Day Prayer And Fasting. Bishop David O. Oyedepo.

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WORD FROM THE LORD FOR 2014. God bless you!

Originally posted on God Loves Bummyla:

Winners Chapel. Exceeding Grace 2014. Intercessory Prayer Guidelines. Prayer Outline Winners’ Chapel International Inc. Annual 21-Day Prayer And Fasting. Bishop David O. Oyedepo.

EXHORTATION SCRIPTURES FOR WEEKLY PRAYER SERVICES

Exhortation Scriptures

Theme: Prayer and Fasting Empowers Fulfilment of Prophecy – 1Tim 1:18

INTRODUCTION FOR WEEK 1 (6 – 11th January, 2014).

Exceeding Grace connotes Exceeding Favour which in turn implies a Supernatural Turnaround, that is, operating in the realms of strange works and strange acts of God after the order of Joseph – Gen. 39:5/21

According to the prophetic agenda for us in the Winners’ Family, the year 2014 shall be:

· A year of Divine Surprises – Gen. 21:1-6

· A Surprise order of Breakthroughs – Gen. 26:12-14

· A Surprise order of Turnarounds – Psa. 126:1-6

· A Surprise order of Financial Fortune – Exo. 12:36

· A Surprise order of Favours – Esther 5:2 / 7:1-10; Neh…

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Childlike Faith Receives From God

“For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.” (Romans 10:10)

My friend let me ask you a question. Have you been listening to your self speaking lately? What are you confessing most of the times? I have said this before, you can always tell what a person believes by hearing them talk. Just hang around a person for a while and you can tell what their believe system is like from their conversations. If our confession is wrong it is because our believe is wrong, and if our believe is wrong, it is because our mind is not renewed to the TRUTH – the Word of God.

The bible contains God’s will for us. Those promises in the bible is what God wants you to have. God wants you to have healing in your body, food on your table, peace in your home, He wants your marriage healed, He wants your children well and thriving in very area of life. God’s thought towards you is constant and He is constantly think of how to demonstrate His extra ordinary goodness in your life. (Psalm 8:4 )

You see, we may not always understand everything the Bible says with the natural mind but the Word of God works! Faith in the Word of God is not blind, but creates what cannot be perceived by the natural mind!

For example, take a look at Abraham in the bible. Abraham and Sarah’s case was hopeless, they were both too old and far past childbearing age. But the bible says that Abraham, “ who against all hope believed that he will become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken” (Romans 4:18). That which was spoken, meaning, what God promised him. And sure enough Abraham and Sarah eventually gave birth to Isaac. They did see the promise come to pass and today Abraham is indeed the father of many nations as promised by God. Not only to the Jewish nation but to all who believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior.(Romans 4:12)

The bible calls Abraham “the father of faith” and he serves has a great example of faith to us today because of the demonstration of his faith in God!  How did Abraham demonstrate his faith before God to qualify for the promise. The Bible tells us that:

  1. Abraham BELIEVED
  2. Abraham expressed his believe through his CONFESSION.

When God Changed Abraham’s name from “Abram” to “Abraham”, which means “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5). Abraham believed God, and stated to call himself by that name, even though it looked physically impossible, Abraham held on to his confession of faith. And because of that God granted him the promise. Abraham did not receive the promise because it looked possible in the natural, and neither did he received  the promise because he worked for it (Romans 4:4-5)

Abraham, the father of our faith in Jesus Christ received the promise because he believed the WORD of God.  And that, God gives life to the dead and CALLS things that do not exist as though they did. Meaning, God CALLS things that do not exist into EXISTENCE!

  “Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken.” (Romans 4:16-18)

Let Abraham’s faith encourage you too today. Believe God’s promises for you,  confess those promises instead of speaking negative words and give God the privilege of bringing His promises  to pass in your life in due season.  As a seed of Abraham, the Lord wants His name to be glorified in the earth through your life like Abraham’s life!

“So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.” (Hebrews 11:23)