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This morning I pray that you will be blessed in your going out and your coming in. I pray that God will not be far from your minds and hearts today. I pray for your spiritual strength and discipline to remain in the word in prayer and in fellowship .

Psalm 119:12-16
Blessed are you oh lord
Teach me your statues,
With my lips I have declared all the judgements of your mouth,
I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies
As much as in all riches,
I will meditate on your precepts and contemplate your ways,
I will delight myself in your statues I will not forget your word.

Let this be your declaration this week !

Point to ponder:
Sometimes we forget God because of the business and cares of life, but God never forgets us he promises he will never leave or forsake us!

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ACTS OUT OF A HEART FOR GOD

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Matthew 6 : 1-4​
1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Sometimes as humans we think that if we shout out what we are doing for all to hear that we will be viewed as great or all loving and giving this can give a false sense of security that people actually like or love us for what we tell them we do.
Or on the other hand, have you ever been in a conversation where all your doing is listening to someone tell you all their achievements what they have done, how they got to where they are, who’s foot they trod on to get there, who they have helped and who should be grateful for their help?
Doesn’t it make you frustrated. Personally If we really take this scripture and act on it Gods way we would receive tremendous blessings, why because we are taught through it that ‘what we do is to be done only as an act to be seen by God’ and the word says ‘what you do in secret will be rewarded openly’.
So it’s a personal thing. It’s a secret thing,- we need to become better at following this through.
In that time during bible days it was seen as the godly thing to do for people to support the less fortunate in this way and give to the poor, pray and also fast as the rest of the scripture alludes to.
However the first part of the scripture makes reference to when people were paying their tithes and offering to support the less fortunate and states that people used to make it known who were the biggest donators of time, money or things.

This proclamation or sounding of the trumpets can only really make someone feel proud in their hearts in the wrong way and this does not please God of have the desired impact. The bible says that ‘God despises the proud’, the bible reminds us of this in Prov 16: 5 'Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished'.

So the qestion remains who would you rather live your life pleasing, man or God?

We have to recognise that pleasing God will mean we should not be seeking recognition, status, or the way to success of an ungodly kind because with this mindset comes pride in the heart and it hinders a genuine love walk and acts of charity become pious or religious which noticeably turns people off.
Thinking on this how do you want to be remembered?
Lets take a look at the book of Ruth. Ruth served her mother in law Naomi after the death of her husband while her other sisters in laws returned to their cities to find new husbands and live their lives for themselves Now Ruth could have done the same but she put her needs, wants and desires on hold to stay loyal to her godly duty which was looking after her mother in law. Now that’s an act of kindness,
Ruth says to Naomi "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me. Wow what a powerful expression of a godly character willing to serve, give of herself self relentlessly in order to fulfil her mandate as a wife in honour of her husband and as a daughter in law. Ruth trusted God in this situation totally to be her provider and Chapter 2 of Ruth talks about her gleaning in the field and Boaz the owner seeing her working, he wondered who she was and when he learned her heritage he allowed her total freedom to reap where she had not sown.
Through her kindness and loyalty towards her mother in law Naomi, the door was opened for Ruth to recieve her blessings, she was given every opportunity to become all that she had dreamed, the field owner Boaz took a liking to her and married her and all his became hers.

So the moral of the story is that it is always better to serve and no one know or see what you are doing and as a reminder the word in Matthew says your left hand shoud not know what your right hand is doing.
So when God opens the door for you to receive your blessing it will come at such an unexpected time, in an unexpected way, in an unexpected climate. So when God blesses you undoubtably people will begin to wonder why and how this could be. This then gives you an opportunity to testify of Gods goodness and grace upon your life for what you do in secret he will reward you for openly.

Points to Ponder

1-Loving acts of kindness should be a trade mark of every Christian believer
2-Always do as unto God-that way you will never burn out
3-Never look for man to reward you that way you will less likely to be hurt when things dont go as expected.
4-Always know that what you do in secret, will be rewarded openly by God himself.

Prayer

Lord teach us to serve you and others out of a good heart
Lord let our motives for service be right before you
Let every wrong attitude i may posses be corrected by the power of your Holy Spirit
Lord teach us to depart from every form of evil thinking, speaking and to do good with a willing heart.
Finally Lord teach us to always seek peace and purse it in Jesus Name

Scripture Ref: Matthew 6:1-4 Psalm 34:14. Ruth 1:16-17. Proverbs 16:5

The Lords Prayer

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I wanted to say thank u for joining us daily in prayer, or meditation and fasting over the last 21 days, remember all we do is unto the glory of God.. Some days were harder than others im not going to lie ..but the refreshing that comes and the in filling that we received when we sacrificed in this area was tremendous!
Jen and I closed the fast in prayer yesterday and God really reminded us of his faithfulness and his justice and his peace.
I truly believe that what we have corporately and individually been believing God for will come to pass ! we will see testimonies, open doors and favour begin to happen as we declared and decreed in the spirit! According to his word.
Today il share my focus which is on the Lord’s Prayer and all the promises of Gods found within it.

Scripture Ref: Matt 6:7-12

Have a blessed day.

Day 21 of 21 Day Fast

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Prayer Focus:
It’s all about Thanks Giving!

Our meditation as we embark on our last day of fasting let it be a day where your heart is full of thanks in your life for:

Gods goodness
Gods grace
Gods faithfulness
Gods protection
Gods promises
Gods power
Gods glory
Gods mercy
Gods peace
Gods provision

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

Psalm 95:1-6
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Blessed be the name of The Lord!

Day 20 of 21 day fast

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Prayer Focus :

Worship The Lord.

I woke up with a heart of worship this am and I’d like us to focus on Worshipping God in every area of our lives.

1 Focus our attention on God that he becomes bigger than any problem or situation

2 For God to cause you to always be a worshipper.

Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

John 9:31
31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.

Be blessed..

Day 19 of 21 Day Fast

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Prayer focus:
Divine Guidance and Godly Wisdom:

Prayer Points:

Pray for those who are lost and caught between making right spiritual choices – whether to serve God or not.
Pray that The Holy Spirit softens their hearts to respond to his call.

Pray that the Holy Spirit releases his power in your life , give you direction in making right decisions and choices.

Pray for the wisdom of God to fall upon you in every area of your life.

Pray that your eyes will be open to everything that is not of God.

Pray that you will discern every spirit and thing not of God that tries to attach itself to you and that you can recognise it quickly.

Pray that as you go about your daily work that The Lord will place a shield of protection around you,

Pray that you will be hidden from any wrong doing, pre planned schemes or attack of the enemy in Jesus name.

Pray that you become a pillar of spiritual strength in the midst of adversity.

Scripture Ref:
Ephesians 1:17-18 , Deuteronomy 29:29, psalm 5:8, Psalm 25:14, psalm 119:18

Day 12 of 21 day fast

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Today’s Focus:

Pray for our governmental,local and national leaders.

Pray for our church leaders and fathers in the faith.

Pray for our Bishops,Tudor Bismark and Melvin Brooks in Jabula, Rev Faith and all leaders and pastors in our network locally and afar.

Lets pray that God will continue to give them insight for divine leadership across the globe.

Lets ray that Gods government will rule through them and they will continue to be effective in their community roles and ministry globally and locally.

Lets pray that godly leaders to rise up in high places and that ungodly leadership will fall.
Lets pray for policy makers to be guided by Gods wisdom,

Lets pray for teachers and influencers of the next generation to have the mind of Christ.

Lets thank God that he sent his son as the example to us on earth that the government according to Isaiah 9:6 will be upon his shoulders.

Lets pray for the counsel of God to be with and rest upon all leaders near and far.

Lets pray for the wisdom of God to prevail.

Pray that the people will make way for the knowledge of God to cover the whole earth.

Scriptures: Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 11:2, 1 Corinthians 2:16.

Day 11 of 21

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Day 11 of 21

In line with Jabula prayer points for today:

PRAYER FOR SELF

Read and Meditate on: 2 Pet. 1:5-8, 2 Pet. 2:9, 1 Cor 3:16 1 Pet. 13 – 25

” I am a Successful Individual”

Prayer Focus:

Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for in you do I trust;

Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; your Spirit is good.

Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143: 8,10.

Day 8 of 21 day prayer

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Prayer Points:

Lord let all the dead branches in the growing tree of our life be cut off and be replaced, in Jesus name;
Let the power of prayer above our normal level fall upon us, in Jesus name;
Let every replacement in our life, receive replacement, in the name of Jesus; Luke 10:19

Do not lose heart, or be moved by situations or circumstances around you; let the Word of God move you. We have to stop limiting God.

Phil 4:13, Prov 23:7, 2 Cor 10:5..

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