You Are Destined to be Successful

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.


The Fire17 Conference set me on… fire

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The Fire17 conference organised by Christ for Nations was a very beautiful and powerful encounter with Jesus for me and for other thousands of people that attended this event at ICC Auditorium in Excel London on 18th and 19th November. Both days were led more by the Holy Spirit than the evangelists’ notes which helped immensely to connect with His presence. There were a few messages that moved me deeply. I needed this, I needed to be inspired and encouraged by seeing the evangelists’ passion for Jesus. I needed to understand who am I in Christ.

Before coming to this event I felt that something was missing in my relationship with God and what I do for His Kingdom, I needed more.

I don’t want to be like others but I want to let God use me to change many lives. He has done some great things through me but I want more. No, I don’t want to be just a Christian enjoying my beautiful relation with God, having His guidance and wisdom and having my prayers answered. I love this but I want more, I want to see people’s lives transformed. I feel called for this. When I pray for healing I feel good, I feel empowered, it brings me joy.

All these evangelists from Fire 17 conference were so humbled and full of love for Jesus and this impacted me deeply. I didn’t go to this conference by mistake, that’s for sure. Everything happened for reason. I needed to see how passionate the people God commissioned to do His Work are. I’ve seen them on YouTube but is so different to hear their messages after worshipping and when the Holy Spirit is there.

Exalt and adore Jesus

There were some really good messages but what Eric Ghilmour said about the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene impacted me. He said that Jesus loved Mary Magdalene because she looked at Him, she adored Him, while Martha looked at His work and did the work for Him. This made me realise what really matters to Jesus and that He is looking at our heart for Him. When I read Luke 10:38-42 I  didn’t catch this. What this evangelist said made me realise I was Martha but Jesus is looking for a Mary.

The Bible says who knows Him knows the Father and He told His disciples that who loves his family more than Him is not worthy of Him. I loved God but I didn’t treasure or love Jesus the way He wants me to. Now I do. After lots of crying I found what was missing. Jesus is looking for that Mary who will do anything to be with Him and listen to Him.

I love God with all my heart and I was grateful for what Jesus did, I accepted Him and received the Holy Spirit back in February 2017 (and been baptised in the Spirit a few weeks later), but I was looking at Jesus’ Works and not at Him. I was using His name in prayer and God answered, He was faithful, but I wasn’t full of joy and love for Jesus. I didn’t love Jesus the way Todd White does. I realised I was interested in learning from how Jesus ministered and using the gifts of the Spirit, but I forgot to look at Him. It’s so easy to get caught up in wanting to see your prayers answered and His power manifested that you tend to forget whose power flows through you. I wanted to feel the same passion as Todd White has, the passion that gives you boldness to speak about Jesus because your heart is full of love.

God’s Hand on us

“When we use our own limited resources for His purpose the hands of God come upon our hands”, said Peter Venderberg, talking about a revelation he had on 2 Kings 13:14-19. When God’s hands are upon our limited resources everything is possible. He wasn’t referring at finances but at what we say we don’t have enough – like I don’t speak well, I don’t have courage etc.

All we need to do is to obey God and let Him put His mighty hands on us and anoint our words and actions when we minister to others.

God who Provides

I heard a beautiful story from Daniel Kolenda – many years ago when he was in Bible college he needed $2000 to pay for one semester and all he had was $200. God told him that what he has is the seed and a minute later his friend knocked at his door to say goodbye because he didn’t have the money to pay the deposit for the school. He was missing $200. Daniel gave this money to him and then prayed to God asking for a miracle. Later on that day his dad told him that a relative wants to pay for his college and he deposited $2000 into his bank account.

This wasn’t a coincidence. This is what a loving father does – he cares for your needs and he is doing everything to make you happy because he loves you. This is what our Father in Heaven does for us. He provides for our daily needs and more. “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4, NIV).

God’s Word comes alive

Nathan Morris said that there is a time when the word of God becomes alive inside of us and as it grows our live change. This happened to me when I studied what the Bible says about healing and meditated on His word, believed is true and declared it into my life until that little seed grew giving me faith to believe that God’s Will for me is to be healed.

Nathan’s preach made me realise I’ve been apart from the Bible lately. I used to read daily but recently I let myself lead by the Holy Spirit and what God told me without continuing to meditate on His Word. I’m listening to YouTube videos almost daily and attended the Emerge Bible College organised by Greater Life Church but I realise that this is not enough for me. I receive revelations when I read the Bible in my own peace. As soon as I’ve got back home from the conference I started to read the New Testament again, this time with my spirit open and not just using my mind.

Nathan said that when God speak, we should stand in faith because what He said will come to pass. When I read the gospels and meditated on healing I believed I received the healing through faith and my thyroid went back to normal.

The Holy Spirit is real

Of course, He is real. I felt His presence very powerfully during the baptism of the Holy Spirit, during the impartation received from Randy Clark and Blaine Cook back in April 2017 at a Global Awakening conference, and almost all the time when I’m in the church. Toward the end of the Fire17 conference my hands were shaking (quite a lot) and my legs were weak but I wanted more. I cried for more, I wanted to feel the fire and the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through my body as I felt before but that was all that I felt… I know, I was selfish at that moment wanting more but that was because I was hungry for God as some would say. Selfish in a good way I would say because I believe when you are touched by God you are empowered to do His work on earth. At that time I was a bit frustrated because the Bible says Ask and it shall be given to you. Down on my knee, I asked Him why He’s not giving me what I asked, but then I heard Him saying – “you are full of the Holy Spirit. Go and release to others”.

I went to pray for a lady in a wheelchair and when I prayed she fel heat in her lower back pain and it stopped hurting her. She was afraid to try to stand because she had to go back home on her own but she said she’ll try when she will get home.

Everything that happened during this event was a beautiful experience that I will carry with me to the church and local community.

With God all things are possible

Because the first night of the event finished very late, at 11 pm instead of 9.30pm, I realised I should probably stay one more night in London just in case the second night will finish that late. I didn’t want to miss anything and also wasn’t too keen to disturb my little girl’s sleep by taking her in my husband’s car to pick me up.

I only had money for accommodation on Friday night and a room for Saturday would’ve cost me £140, which I couldn’t afford to pay. Just before midnight on Friday, I went back to my hotel and asked the receptionist to check the availability and the price for Saturday. He told me that there was no availability at all because all the rooms were held for another event at Excel but he said he will speak to his manager to see what he can do.

To keep the story short, I went upstairs to my room and done what I know – I prayed, asking God to make it possible to be offered the room for Saturday night. I told Him I can only pay £50 and believed that whatever seems to be impossible for Him is possible. A minute after I finished praying (it was a 2 minutes prayer, maybe less), the receptionist knocked at my door to offer me the room for Saturday night for a staggering price of £54!!!!

Praise God! With Him all things are possible.


You Have Authority & Power

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This may not sound right to you but it’s true. If you are a born-again person and accepted Jesus to live in you and send you the Holy Spirit then you have been given authority and power to heal the sick, cast the demons and declare good things on your life and other people’s lives. Let me clarify something with you – it’s not you who heals but God through the power of the Holy Spirit in you.

In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John there are many examples of how Jesus healed the sick and casted demons. He commanded the disease to go away, cast demons and also spoke to the mountain and commanded to the body to be healed.

You can do the same

Jesus “called his twelve disciples to him and gave them the authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness” (Matthew 10:1).

He is given you the same authority today. If you are born again in the Spirit, you have the resurrection power in you and received the authority to use it.

His disciples listened to Jesus’ command as we can see in Acts 3:6 when Peter took authority in the name of Jesus and told to a man who was lame from birth to walking although he never did it or knew how – “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

As I read this in the Bible I felt that this authority is given to us today too. The Word of God is alive and what applied at that moment also applies today. The authority wasn’t given only to his disciples or to the future church as an institution.

In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John there are many examples of how Jesus healed the sick and casted demons. He commanded the disease to go away, cast demons and also commanded healing.

Jesus “called his twelve disciples to him and gave them the authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness” (Matthew 10:1). 

He is given you the same authority today. If you are born again of the Spirit, you have the resurrection power in you and received the authority to use it.

His disciples listened to Jesus’ command as we can see in Acts 3:6 when Peter took authority in the name of Jesus and told to a man who was lame from birth “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

In Matthew 28:19 Jesus commanded to his disciples “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”

What did Jesus command to the disciples and to us today?

“As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:7-8). 

Lord Jesus Christ said that He will do whatever you ask in His name, “so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it” (John 14:13-14).


The Way To God is Through Jesus Christ

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Jesus wants to give you more than eternal life. He wants to give you freedom, peace, health and the desires of your heart. Surrender to Him and let His Will be done into your life. You will see how your life will flourish when you follow Jesus and are led by the Holy Spirit. 

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him” (John 14:6)

Why Should We Love Jesus?

It was 16th February 2017 when God placed into my heart the desire to go to the church on the following Sunday because something amazing is going to happen. I followed my heart and I went to the church. That was the moment when I realised that God is real and present in my life, that He loves me and He wants me to have a close relationship with Him. I instantly felt peace in my heart knowing this and I started to read the Bible and worship Him the very next day.

A couple of months later God spoke to me, telling me that He had chosen me. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you” (John 15:16)

From the very beginning, I loved God but somehow I wasn’t close to Jesus… I believed in Him but I didn’t feel ‘love’ in my heart, I didn’t understand why I should worship Him… The Holy Spirit changed the way I saw Jesus and He taught me why I should love Him – because He loves me, He gave His life for me (and for you), He died for the forgiveness of my sins (and yours), He made me righteous in front of God and He made a way for me to have a close relationship with God restoring what was lost when Adam and Eve disobeyed Him.

After I made Jesus my Lord and Saviour and I surrendered my life to Him my life changed completely. He takes care of all my needs and is revealing the next steps I should follow to accomplish His plan.

God’s Will for you is always good. If you are going through a difficult time please don’t blame God. He loves you. Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you (Psalm 55:22). He sent His own son to die for you. Who else would do this for you? I am grateful for what Jesus has done for me – The Bible, which I believe is God’s Word, says that by His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24), He took up our pain and bore our suffering (Isaiah 53:4), He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases (Matthew 8:17) and He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification (Romans 4:25). Isn’t this enough to love Jesus?

There is more. God loves you that much that He sacrificed His own son for the forgiveness of your sins and He wants to give you the desire of your heart if you take delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). Seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

I heard many Christians being grateful to Jesus for being saved, for having a place in heaven, but for me, Jesus has done more than this. He opened up the door to have a relationship with God, to learn more about Him and to get to know His heart. In such a short time God healed my hyperthyroid, I prayed for other people and they got healed partially or entirely, He gave me money and even more than I asked for, He gave me words of encouragement for me and for other people and He moved me and my family to Egham, in Surrey, UK, for a reason that only He knows. All this happened because I let Jesus control my life and I decided to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Being brought up as an Orthodox I found it really hard to pray. I knew the Lord’s Prayer but I used to say it more like a poem never thinking of its meaning. I rarely prayed for others and always in my mind without spoken words. That was the most difficult time but I got better after a couple of months.

Jesus taught us to pray asking God, The Father, “Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. When you surrender your life to Him and seek His Kingdom with all your heart I believe He wants to pour out His blessing upon you and your family. They have already been provided in the spiritual realm – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3)

Accept Jesus as your Saviour and “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). God is faithful, He is always keeping His promises.

Seek God All The Time and In All Times

If you have been saved, I have only one word for you – Congratulation! This is great but please don’t stop there. Seek God all the time and in all times – when you are happy and grateful, when you are sad ,when you need money or healing, when you need comfort etc. Meditate on His Word, The Bible, talk to Him, pray, ask Him to speak to you and I expect to hear Him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).

He is already speaking to you but you don’t have ears to hear. When you pray and ask Him a question give Him time to answer. You may be amazed by what will come back. Before I moved to Egham God told me that He has better plans for me and as I see them unfolding into my life I can assure you that His plans are much better than mine.

If you didn’t receive Jesus in your heart, please do. I am not just saying to receive eternal life (which is awesome anyway), but for living in peace and in harmony with God’s Will and have a close connection with The One who created you. Click on the image below to go to another page where you will find a prayer to receive Jesus as your Saviour.

Jesus promised to His disciples (and to you) that He will do whatever you ask in His name, so that the Father may be glorified (John 14:13). What does ‘whatever‘ means? It means anything or everything according to The Cambridge Dictionary. Jesus loves you that much that He will give you everything you ask for in His name – healing, peace, wisdom, food, money etc.

Be Led by the Holy Spirit

As I write this post I just feel how the Holy Spirit is leading me what to write and what Scriptures to mention… Follow Jesus, give your heart to Him and obey God. Live like Jesus lived on earth. God wants to use every single one of you to bless other people for His glory. All He needs is you being ready. Tell Him – “God, I am ready, use me for your Kingdom”. Whenever I told this to Him He either gave me words of knowledge for healing, a prophetic message for someone, or brought me people to pray for. God is good.

Look at this verse on what Jesus told to His disciples – “So that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me” (John 14:30).

God wants you to be like Jesus, to behave like Him, to have His eyes, His heart, His love and compassion for other people. Don’t judge them, just love them. Don’t look at how they look or how they are dressed. The other day God told me to look at how they really are and not at their appearances.

Love God with all your heart and do what He is telling you to do. I know it can be hard sometimes… I find it hard too but I do my best to do what the Holy Spirit is guiding me to do – share words of knowledge, give prophetic messages and pray for healing.

Just recently my husband had a pain in his foot and as I prayed for him, God instantly healed him. Praise The Lord for being so good. I have seen a few people healed but I want more.

One time God sent me someone to pray for Him but I didn’t obey… I felt so bad after that…God forgave me and He gave me another chance – He sent me another person one hour later to prove that I actually want to do what He is asking me to do… I didn’t expect this but when the other person started to tell me about her stroke and that she was due for a new surgery I felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit on me. This time I did what I was told and I prayed for her. My point here is that Jesus did what His Father commanded Him to do and you are supposed to do the same. When God is telling you to do something, just do it. Follow your heart and not your mind.

I know it’s not easy. It’s hard to find the boldness to do what He wants you to do especially because probably it’s going to be out of your comfort zone. If God wants you to pray for a stranger do it. In the worst case scenario, the other person won’t accept a prayer but you have done what God asked you to do. But what if the other person wants you to pray for Her and God heals her or delivers her from a drug addiction or a terrible depression saving her life? Wouldn’t you be happy that you have done what God asked you to do and you saved a person?

I pray that these words will go into your heart stirring you to seek God. He is good.


Visual Branding for DIY Entrepreneurs

Category : Business Blog

Visuals are everything. You may agree or disagree but it’s true, isn’t it? Simply observe the culture right now.

We love seeing images and videos – whether it’s us in the photo or just another ‘satisfying video’ on YouTube. We can’t help but look at and watch them. And what catches our attention most are the types of visuals that are eye-catching.

It’s true that visuals are just what you see on the outside and don’t reflect who the person really is or what the business stands for. But, think about this, a company can have the most awesome product but when visually advertise unappealingly, most people may not even notice it.

You probably can’t judge a book by its cover but somehow what you see affects your decision making, correct?

The Importance of Visual Identity

Apart from today’s visual culture as being a huge factor why you need to go visual, Ken Bradford shared on LinkedIn the essential elements why your brand’s look is important when you’re trying to build customer base:

1. Visual identity – a small component that produces the first impression
2. A brand’s appearance is critical for differentiation

3. Visual identity consistency builds trust

Quick question: If you create your own visuals for marketing or advertising right now, do you think someone would even take the time of day to look at or read it?

Thankfully, in this generation, you can learn anything you want to do with the help of your smartphone and internet connection. There are thousands of articles and video tutorials about everything.

So it’s unnecessary to hire a professional visual designer particularly if your business is on a tight budget and if you know you can do this on your own.

Visual strategist Orana Velarde, founder of Orana Creative, advised that having a good visual identity from the ground up is the key to stay on brand.

What does this even mean?

It means that you have to pay attention to the smallest details because those litte things can make a big impact such as being consistent with the colours you use, the placement of your logo, and the fonts and their sizes you use.

Let’s say you’re creating visual content for your Facebook marketing and you made two in and to be posted for different days. And they would look like:

Because you didn’t establish or decide first what colors, fonts, and other design elements you are going to stick with, your visuals don’t have consistency. Thus, you won’t be recognizable on Facebook or anywhere.

I know designing sounds exciting but before you start, choose and write down the design elements you are going to stick with for your visual content and branding.

Where To Start Creating Your Visual Brand Identity

Orana highly advised that when creating your branding style guide, you should focus on 3 parts:

1. Your brand’s mission and values

2. The visual aspects

3. The practical guidelines such as the dos and don’ts

She perfectly explained in this infographic guide she created with Visme everything you need to know and follow.

 

Guest Author: Belle Balace is the growth specialist at Visme, an online visual tool where you can create engaging presentations, infographics and data visualizations in less time. 


Top 10 Bible Verses on Healing and Faith

Category : Christian Blog

God is good, He loves you, and I believe He wants to heal you. Do you believe this?

God created you to dominate the world and not to let the world dominate you. Encountering God’s love made a significant impact in my life and I would love you to experience this and more. As I started to read the Bible and found out about God’s promises I became so passionate to see His Kingdom on earth. I believe that if God promised something in His Word (The Bible), He wants us to have it. When I pray I believe that God is asking me whatever I ask in the name of Jesus because this is what The Bible tells me. I pray expecting God to answer.

Since the Bible says that by Jesus’ stripes we were healed (Isaiah 53:5), I believe this is true. on 1st April 2017, I prayed with faith being ready to receive the healing that God had promised to me and now I am completely healed – God healed my hyperthyroid. Someone told me a few months ago that she believes that God is looking at our faith when we ask Him for something. This is so true. I believed that God healed me even before I asked for healing and soon the healing manifested in my body. “Just as you have believed, let it be done to you” told Jesus to the centurion in Matthew 8:13. What He said over 2000 years ago He is saying it today. After I prayed I gave thanks to God for healing me. I didn’t look at what the doctors said or at my symptoms, I looked at the promise that God made to me through the Bible and I believed He healed me.

There are so many Bible verses on HEALING and FAITH but I want to share the most relevant to me that I am using them in prayers.

1. “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed – Isaiah 53:4-5 NIV
2. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24
3. “He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.Exodus 15:26
 4. “I will do whatever you ask in my name (in the name of Jesus), so that the Father may be glorified in the Son”John 14:13 NIV
5. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours – Mark 11:24 NIV
6. “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”Matthew 17:20 NIV
7. “Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road”Mark 10:50-52 NIV

8. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” – Proverbs 23:7 KJV

9. “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness – Matthew 9:35 NIV

10. “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my wordsDo not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body” – Proverbs 4:20-22 NIV


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“But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.” — 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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