Yearly Archives: 2018

You Are Destined to be Successful

Category : Christian Blog

It’s true. You are destined to be SUCCESSFUL – successful as a businessman or woman, a professional, a teacher or a nurse who cares for others or a mum who looks well after her children.

YOU, the person who reads this post, are wonderfully made. You are beautiful. You are victorious. You are the light of the world. God had planned a great life for you and it’s down to you to believe in Him and accept that this is true. You were carefully created in your mother’s womb because God wanted you. You didn’t come to this world by accident, no matter what your mum told you.

God wants you to prosper financially

You were created with a purpose and God, the Creator of the entire world and mankind, has plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future. This is not wishful thinking, it’s what the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. It’s God’s promise.

But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today – Deuteronomy 8:18

Desire to prosper to be a blessing to other people.

Shift mentality

For the last few years, until exactly 9 months ago, I was studying lots of mind power techniques to learn how to control my mind and focus on what I want to achieve in life. I tried with all my strength – I did all those exercises, practised visualisation, had a vision board, wrote cheques, said affirmations and tried to stop any negative thoughts and switch them with something positive. No matter what I’ve done I haven’t seen any results. I didn’t feel happy or empowered doing all these exercises, they didn’t bring me peace.

On 16th February 2017 I felt inside my heart that I should go to the church the following Sunday because something wonderful is going to happen and I am going to regret if I am not going. If you ever have this feeling, follow your heart. As I went to the church I found out that God loves me, and that He cares for me, that the Living God is with me and wants to guide me.

My life changed when I realised that God loves me that much that He sent His own son, Jesus, to die for my sins, that He wants me to love Him and see Him as a loving Father and that He wants to give me whatever I ask for in prayer – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24).

That was my WOW moment. All my searches and teaching did nothing but when the Holy Spirit came my heart was full of joy and an inexplicable peace, love and faith.

LOVE changes everything. When you love God with all your heart, do what you love and love others (everyone, no matter who he is, if he’s rich or poor, a family member or a stranger) things start to change around you in miraculous ways.

The point I want to make is that when you live lead by the Holy Spirit everything changes. You learn to trust God because His plans are better than yours. He knows the steps you need to take to achieve the dream, the vision that He gave you. He knows the end result and what you need to do to get there.

No matter what you did in life God loves you and He wants to restore your destiny. Live by faith and believe in His promises to heal you and prosper you, believe in what He said He wants you to have or be. Repent of the things you did wrong in life, forgive those who made wrong things to you, receive Jesus into your heart, love God and love other people. As you read the Bible more things will be revealed to you.

These are not just words. God healed my hyperthyroid and healed other people I prayed for, He made it possible for my daughter to get a place at a school where others said it’s impossible to get in with a late application, I received job offers without applying for any and in the last few weeks I started to receive money out of nowhere. Just to give you an example – the city council realised after 5 months that we paid too much and they owe us money… These are just some of the things God did for me but there were much more.

Jesus said – without me you ca do nothing. But with Him you can do all things.

“As he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).

What do you think about you? What do you think about in your daily life? Cast your cares on Jesus and live your life trusting God.


The Thanksgiving Prayer that Brings Healing

Category : Christian Blog

Just recently my daughter was sick. She had a nasty tummy bug for nearly a week. I’ve prayed all sort of prayers believing that she will be instantly healed but she wasn’t. I was expecting that the next day she will wake up perfectly fine, but the next morning she was the same – weak, with no appetite.

I’ve been praying for people and many of them were healed either instantly or soon after the prayer so I thought it will happen the same with my daughter. But it didn’t. Even though I’ve prayed many times for her before and God healed her every single time.

Despite this, I kept believing that God is going to heal her because the healing is what He had promised. I am not accepting any disease or medical problems.

Spiritual Warfare

As I was fasting that week, I felt that what happened with my daughter was a spiritual warfare. I don’t believe in coincidence. The only other time when she was sick was when I went to Fire conference organised by Christ for Nations. I’ve listened to many of Kriss Vallotton‘s teachings on this subject so I knew how to pray. Jesus says it too in the Bible.

During that week the enemy was telling me that the prayers don’t work, see she is still sick, she has Salmonella, she is going to get worse and so on. I knew that those thoughts were not mine. Being aware of the authority that was given to us, Christians, and the power that is in us, I’ve commanded to all those negative thoughts to go in the name of Jesus, continuing to affirm that God is good, He is faithful.

James 4:7 was coming into my mind continuously, every single day, without ceasing – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.

And that exactly what happened.

Give Thanks, She Was Healed

In the last night before she was healed, I’ve literally cried to God asking Him to heal her because I don’t know what to do and how else to pray. As I was crying I heard the Holy Spirit telling me how to pray – Give thanks, she was healed. And that’s exactly how I’ve prayed. I started to thank God that He healed her, that her tummy is perfectly normal, that her food is staying there, and that my little girl is the way she usually is – happy, always smiling and playing, saying funny jokes and making silly faces. As I was praying in this way I started to feel that she was healed, I believed in my heart that she is fine. She was sleeping.

The next morning she woke up full of energy, she had no tummy aches, and her belly started to function normally.

What had happened during that week was a lesson for me to pray in faith, and not just with hope. The bible does say “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). And I knew that “By his stripes, we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5) – that’s how I’ve prayed when I’ve received healing of my hyperthyroidism.


Who Am I & Who Are You?

Category : Christian Blog

I am unique and wonderfully made, I am loved, I am created with a purpose, I have the ability to produce wealth, I am strong, I am healed, I am forgiven, I am blessed, I am a child of God, I receive God’s grace.

It’s not me who is saying this – it’s God’s Word, the Bible.

If God says this about me I believe it with all my heart, I meditate on His Word and I declare into my life. I believe God’s Word reflects His Will, His plans for my life.

This is what God thinks about every single one of us. He knows all us of by name and He loves us.

I believe He sent His Own Son to die for the forgiveness of our sins because He wants us to be close to Him, to get to know Him the way He is – a caring and loving Father.

“The Spirit you received does not make you slave so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him, we cry, “Abba, Fathe” – Romans 8:15.

Feel free to download, print it out or share on social media the infographic I created for you.


Thinking New Thoughts

Category : Christian Blog

One of the most difficult things for us humans to do is to think new thoughts. It is some of the hardest work you will ever do. It demands intentionality, persistence and a willingness to admit we need to change.

One phrase I have found most helpful in life is this one: ‘if you keep doing (or thinking) what you’ve always done (thought) you are only going to get more of what you already have’. This has real importance when we consider the ‘big questions’ – are we really, deeply happy with who we are? If this day were to be our last, would we be proud of the way we journeyed through this life?

Actually what first stirred this thought in me was the message delivered by Michael Curry at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. For many, especially here in England, the departure from what we would normally expect in such a ‘sermon’ was marked.

But he addressed on some of the most important points in life – the most important one of all actually – LOVE. There was no condemnation in his tone, there was the belief in God and in people, and there was passion. And however uncomfortable we might feel about passion in this context, it is central to life.

So why would we feel uncomfortable when a man speaks with passion about the most important subject of all?

Could it be that it’s a little too far out from what we are used to – that is just really stretched our thinking. As we said when we opened – if we want to experience new and better things see in our lives we will have to start thinking new thoughts. This wedding message was a great place to start that exercise.

I believe that God is deeply interested in people and helping us all live great lives. When what we call ‘religion’ assists that cause – wonderful. But when it hinders peoples’ life development and brings about a lifestyle of lack and ritual rather than life and freedom I think we have missed what God is trying to do for the people of this Earth that He loves so much.

Guest Author: Paul van Essen, pastor at Greater Life Missional Church in Staines, Surrey. He has seen first-hand the wonderful work of God in literally hundreds of positively transformed lives through the church he is leading. 


Gratitude and Laughter Increase Your Confidence

Category : Christian Blog

I personally think the very first thing everyone should do is to look at themselves and see what they achieved so far before going into despair that they don’t have enough. “When you realize how much people have done for you and how much you have accomplished, you feel more confident”, wrote Susan Murphy in the article “7 Tips To Gain The Confidence You Need To Succeed” for Forbes.

Be Grateful!

Create a list of things you already have or you are good at and be grateful for them. Are you a good driver, are you sociable, are you good at making things? Do you have a child, your parents are alive or a beautiful house? Write them down and read them once a day, ideally in the morning to start your day in a good mood.

Keep a “Gratitude Journal” that you update it daily. Just ask yourself “What Am I Grateful For”? I am sure good things are happening every day but the problem is that most of us we are taking them for granted.

I know I am grateful for my family (I have a loving husband and the best daughter), my friends, my job and business, and the things and opportunities that I receive daily.

What are you grateful for?

All religions and positive-thinking teachings are talking about the Law of Gratitude. It’s a principle and an advice that once done frequently is changing your mind and your heart.

Since I am a Christia, I have been looking at what the Bible says on this matter:

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” -James 1:17 ESV

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” – Ephesians 5:20

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Laugh & Be Happy!

“Laughing is like internal jogging, increasing your confidence and self-esteem,” says the same article.

This is very true. Everyone can use laughter as stress relief. And here is a medical explanation: “When we laugh, our body relaxes and endorphins (natural painkillers) are released into the bloodstream. Laughter doesn’t come easily to everyone, but luckily the body can’t actually distinguish between real and fake laughter. So faking it has the same beneficial effect”.

Bring joy in every situation. If you are upset, think of good things that had happened to you, remember about something that bring you joy.

“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations – ‘The Lord has done great things for them’.
The Lord has done great things for us,  and we are filled with joy.” – Psalm 126:2-3, NIV

Guard your mouth!

I believe that there is power in your words and the way you think and speak will come to pass. What do you think about your business? Are you happy and excited about every new initiative hoping that things will go well or are you scared of the unknown?

If you have hope and always believe that no matter what you do things will work well for your good, this is what you are going to receive. Guard your mouth because your tongue has the power of life or death. It’s not just me who says this, the Bible, which I believe is the Word of God, says it.

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them” – Ephesians 4:29

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” – Proverbs 4:23

What’s your purpose in life?

Ask God what is your purpose in life? What do you need to do to bring you satisfaction? What is the next step you should take in your life?

Journal the ideas that come into your mind and filter through your heart what you are supposed to do.


Verse of the Day

“Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.” — Joel 2:23 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

Bible Cards

HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com
0

Your Cart