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

UNSTOPPABLE JOY!!!

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“You will laugh at destruction and famine; wild animals will not terrify you.” (Job 5:22)

Welcome to that special month again, December the special season of the year when we celebrate the best Gift of God to the World,  the Birth of Jesus Christ. The countdown to celebration of Christmas, has started in many places around the world. It’s an exciting time of celebration and joyfulness, and many of us around the globe are already looking forward to celebrating it with family, friends and loved ones, feasting and rejoicing with a bang! Although the true meaning of Christmas is not just a one day thing, rather, Christmas is meant to be lived everyday, because Jesus Christ now lives in our heart 24/7  as born again believers. However, having said that, there is nothing wrong with having a joyful feast at any time one desires, infact, joy is a good recommendation for healthy living.

A Joyful heart induces laughter which is a good medicine for the soul. Medical science has now proven that, laughter helps to deal with stress level, pain and conflict. Scientists say that laughter releases peace to the mind, immune system and helps to build relationships. Well, the bible already told us that. science is only just catching up with what the Bible has known all along.  The Book of Nehemiah says,  “ the Joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10)

God truly knows what we need when he created us. He knows that being joyful is essential for our spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. It blesses God’s heart when we are joyful. God created us to enjoy everything He has made with Him, and just like any good earthly parent will be glad to see their kids happy and enjoy laughing with them, so also is God. If we think about of it like that, every time the devil tries a sneaky move on us to steal our joy, we will be so quick to put Satan where he truly belongs – under our feet! (Luke 10:19)

God says in His Word that, we can laugh at famine and destruction, and for sure we can do that because everything we need to laugh in the face of trouble is already provided for us in the Bible.

If you need physical healing you go to the Word of God and receive. The Bible declares in Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24 that by the stripes of Jesus you WERE healed. Jesus already paid for your healing. Praise God! Hebrews 4:12 says, the word of God is full of power, sharp and able to penetrate your physical body, minister healing  and raise your body to life! The Word, in Jeremiah 17:14 says, “heal me oh Lord and I shall be healed”, that tells me, you don’t even have to wait for somebody to pray for you or lay hands on you to receive healing, you can go to God directly yourself and ask Him to heal you.

Is there trouble in your home? Has the devil got your kids hooked and dragging them to hell with him? Get your Bible out and tell the devil what the Word of God says about you and your family,  Isaiah 54:13-14 boldly declares that great will be your peace, and you and your heritage shall be established in righteousness. Psalm 91:6 says because the Lord is your dwelling place no destruction will come near your dwelling. So you can boldly tell divorce, rebellion, command every ungodly spirit of strive and division to back their bags and go in the name of Jesus Christ!

Are you facing unemployment? Has your bank statement taken a down turn? Have you got piles of unpaid bills? Psalm 23:1 says the Lord is your Shepherd you shall not want, You can depend on God to supply all your needs, (Philippians 4:19) and for His favor to promote you in due season. Psalm 75:6, says promotion does not originate  from mankind but it is the Lord’s doing.

Maybe your need is wisdom and direction for your life, you can  go to the true source of wisdom, God’s wisdom is available to all, you don’t have to fail  (James 1:5) and in Psalm 119:98, God says He will make you wiser than your enemies.

No matter the size of your problem God has already given you His Word to stand on and laugh at the enemy. As we stay connected to God by faith in His word, we can laugh at trouble and adversity with confident assurance that, God is working behind the scene for us and in good time the word of the Lord will come to pass in that situation.

Let us keep our eyes focused on the Lord, for with God nothing is impossible!

Praying for you! God bless you!

Shade

THANKFUL HEART

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“For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)

Praise HIM By Faith

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“ Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) 

PRAISE TOOL!

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Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!” (Acts 16:25-27) 

It does not  really need saying that,  we are generally not in a good mood when things are not going our way. Praising God is far remove from our mind because of the emotional pain or the inconveniences we are experiencing. In Acts 16, Paul and Silas found themselves locked away in prison. More-so, they were arrested for doing a good course. They were in the perfect will of God, for their lives, obediently serving and doing what God had told him to do, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News” for that, they found themselves in prison, bounded hands and feet to the prison wall and locked up in a dirty, dark, cold underground cell. In such a place, it’s so easy for our emotions to take the best part of us and rule our actions. But Paul and Silas refused to allow their circumstances to define them.

First, they knew it was not God doing this to them, they knew it was the devil trying to stop them from press into God’s will for them. Second, they knew it was not their battle and that God can penetrate any walls, break any chains, up root any foundations, they knew God is not limited by any circumstances of the world or or even in the heavens, so the brought out their PRAISE TOOL, and just praised God anyway until God showed up. They brought out the PRAISE TOOL for two particular reasons, first, they knew Praise and Worship stills and cuts the Voice of the Enemy, second, it Ushers in the presences of God into any environment and circumstances!

Whenever you make it a point of duty to praise God, whether you feel like it or not, God shows up! You experience intimacy with the Lord. When you are united in this holy intimacy of praise with your Heavenly Father – the One who created the heavens and the earth nothing is impossible!!! So today, dare the devil and the overwhelming circumstances you are facing in your life right now , lift up your hands and face towards heaven like Paul and Silas and praise God anyway until He shows up! Because the Truth of the matter is , as you do, you give God the opportunity of stepping into your situation and to begin to turn the bitter waters in your life to sweetness. Amen>

Praying for you! God bless you!