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PURPOSE DRIVEN RELATIONSHIP

HEARTSTREAMS daily devotionals (Singles and Married)

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THE PURPOSE DRIVEN RELATIONSHIP

Prov 19:21

Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. NIV

I know you have big plans for your wedding day, I know you have decided “the whole world we hear it” on that day, the bridal costumes, the bridal train, the beautiful setting, the glitz and glamour of the reception and the spectacular Emceeing that must happen, not to talk of the fantastically ravishing honey moon that you must have, if you are like most people, you would have a fantasized every of the details long before it even happens, well good luck on your wedding ceremony, what I am really interested in is after the wedding, after the hone moon, I am interested in your marriage itself and for a good reason, if you make all the plans for your wedding without a deep understanding of the whole essence and purpose of that marriage, you may join the statistics of people who wish they knew better. I believe that if you understood relationship in terms of the purpose for wish God created it, your own case will surely be different from the mass of people who are floundering in marriages. Let’s explore some things about purpose

PURPOSE PRODUCE AND MAINTAINS PASSION.

passion is a very powerful; force that drives many relationships, people move from one throe of passion to another thinking that that passion will last forever, but without understanding the purpose of that marriage, passion will die a natural death, passion can Not hold your marriage together in thin air, it has to have the substance of purpose to do that. I have realized couples who are destiny partners are usually more in Love each other than couples who are just in Love for the sake of Love. Couples who are pursuing a selfless Endeavour usually have the capacity to care and commit themselves more to their partners than couples who are just self absorbed. Until you discover the reason for your existence, you will basically be a distraction to your spouse. Some people enjoy hanging out with their friends’ more than spending time with their spouse because they have little in common than the bed and the house they share, they do not share purpose so their passion is limited to what their skin can offer them in bed. Couples who have best of times in marriage are usually best of friends in life, and you can’t be best of friends if you do not share a deep purpose together. Note that passion lasts only as purpose last,

PURPOSE POWERS YOUR RELATIONSHIP

When a couple is very conscious of the reason why God brought them together, they will naturally look forward to every day of the marriage relationship. you have someone whom you know is your best friend , you have someone whom you know you can always share your thoughts and goals with , since both of you are team partner, you know he or she cares about what you care about, not that one is hindering the other person, imagine your purpose is to give hope to the homeless, but your wife just want to have no business to do with strangers, she wants you all to herself and nobody must share you with her, that is a disastrous situation, because such a wife will always negate every attempt of the husband at expressing this passionate locked up in his heart. This will eventually build up frustration in that man, so much that if he is not careful, may corrode his very essence. Wrong marriage I believe is the greatest obstacle to fulfilling destiny so we must exercise caution here. This may even lead to divorce, because you may reason that you do rather remain a single than die without releasing the treasure within you. As a woman too ,watch the man you follow, since if he move in the direction you have no passion for, you might become an hindrance to him.

PURPOSE PRESERVES YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Any relationship that is merely a product of like or love emotion can never stand the test of time; such a relationship will die when it faces the fire of trials. but when you relationship is rooted in a purposeful pursuit, the two of you will stand through tough times and keep looking at the future both of you have structured ahead of you. Both of you will wake up and dream together even if you are poor financially at the moment, but because both of you have a vision propelling you; storms of life cannot easily sink your relationship. Any marriage that breaks up, breaks up due to lost of purpose or was never founded on purpose. I believe this the foundation for a successful marital destiny, a purpose driven marriage

PURPOSE PURIFIES YOUR RELATIONSHIP

when you see couples in a courtship indulging sexually, you have seen couples who have no destiny priority, every man and woman of destiny knows that there are some actions that will corrupt their purpose, that the moment they become selfish and recklessly indulge in sexual immorality they will dig a hole in the bond of trust that sustains the focus that they have for each other. once sexual impulses begin to dictate what you do inside a relationship, purpose will take back bench, distractions will easily set in, your vision get weakened and if care is not taken, if you pollute your relationship too much you can totally defeat yourselves in that relationship. But when both of your know that you have a future to preserve, you have a destiny to prepare for, you have lives that you want to impact, you will be able to discipline yourselves and keep your dignity in that relationship

PURPOSE POSITIONS YOU FOR A SUCCESFUL RELATIONSIP

Your success in life and relationship is connected to your discovery and fulfillment of purpose in life. everything you need to live life to the maximum positioned on your path of purpose, if you do not walk in purpose, you will lack resources both in life and in your relationship,

CONFESS THIS

Lord, I live a purpose driven life in Jesus name

PRAY THIS

Lord, empower me to live in accordance with your purpose for my life in Jesus name.

DO THIS

Get a book on purpose discovery, PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE is recommended

STUDY THIS

GEN 2

 

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YOU ARE EITHER IN RELATIONSHIP FOR THIS REASON OR YOU ARE PLAYING GAMES

HEARTSTREAMS daily devotionals (singles and married)

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YOU ARE EITHER IN RELATIONSHIP FOR THIS REASON OR YOU ARE PLAYING GAMES

Gen 2:18

18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

NIV

In the last couple of devotionals we have tried to trash out many wrong reasons for relationships. We established the fact that many people’s purpose for relationship is wrong that is why in the first place they are experiencing a lot of issues in their marital destiny. Once the real reason for a thing in not understood, it is bound to be abused, misused and confused.

Now let’s check the word of God for the purpose for relationship.

Primarily there is just one purpose for any relationship. revealed by God The marriage institution was established by God for this purpose. There are many expressions of this purpose but the central reason in the heart of God is just one. Like we explained earlier, we must separate between the purpose of a thing and the other benefits of that thing. We must also separate between the purpose of a thing and the additional values of that thing. Once we have the purpose of relationship in mind, it will help us navigate every other aspect of relationship properly

Let’s follow our bible text for today.

The introduction of the marital institution came first when God made man (male and female), Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Earlier on he had already announced the reason for making man (both male and female) in the first place. So whatever Eve is coming to do is to help the male (Adam) to fulfill the reason for which they both were made in the first place. So what was the purpose in God’s mind for making man?

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion…

Why did God create man? So that they can have dominion

Why did he create Eve, his wife? So that she can help him. Help him to do what? To have dominion: His purpose is very powerful because everything man is blessed with later is to attain dominion purpose. Gen 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over …the earth” NKJV

God made man to make a difference in his world, by him making that difference, man will ultimately be pleasing his maker. So, your relationship is not for your pleasure, it is not for your financial security, or your sexual pleasure. it is not just so that you can have someone to talk to, your relationship was made to please God, and how do you please God, by fulfilling your own quota in life, God has an assignment for you and your spouse, that assignment will impact your world and his purpose to make it a better place. Your life is supposed to make a difference. You are not on a selfish mission; you are on a sacrificial mission. You were not made to live for yourself, you were made to live for God and thus live to serve his people. you may give birth to children but if you are not fruitful in life towards other people, then you have wasted the life your were given, many people are clamoring for relationship, they are clamoring for marriage, they are falling in love and they are wedding every day, but how many people even know the will of God for their lives, how many people know what they were made for? How many people have discovered the reason God made them? How many people know how to find the life partner that is suitable to be a destiny helper? your life partner is not just a sex partner, he or she is not a business partner, he or she is not a house cleaner, your life partner is a destiny partner, there is a grand purpose, there is a clear intention in the mind of God for your life and your relationship is suppose to achieve that purpose.

If you go into relationship for any other reason than this, then your relationship will most likely destroy your destiny instead of helping your destiny. It is destiny consciousness that births relationship greatness. How many times have people been into a relationship where they went into illicit sex and they ended up jeopardizing their destiny? Samson’s destiny was defeated on the lap of Delilah. As a female, are you a destiny helper or are you a destiny destroyer? As a male, are you helping her to become a help for you, or are you leading her to destroy you? When for example you allow sexual immorality as a man, you are allowing a female to help destroy you. She is created to help, in whatever you do, if you live a purposeless life, she will help you achieve that, if you live a dubious life, she will help you to achieve that too.

As a female, are you conscious of your destiny and the destiny you are supposed to help? You must be careful the head you choose. If a tiger chooses the head of a crocodile, she ends up as a monster, not everyone can be your husband, you are not suitable for everyone, you cannot just agree to him because of anything except you sense destiny bring you together.

So, purpose is the platform for partnership in marriage. Destiny is the womb of divine relationships.

TO BE CONTINUED

CONFESS THIS

Lord, my divine destiny will be achieved in Jesus name; my marriage shall enhance my destiny in Jesus name.

PRAY THIS

Lord, remove me from any relationship that is diminishing my destiny and reposition me into my own divine relationship in Jesus name.

DO THIS

Get a book on purpose discovery PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE is recommended

STUDY THIS

PHIL 3:1-21

 

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RIDICULOUS BUT TRUE! REASONS PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE

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RIDICULOUS BUT TRUE! REASONS PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE

Phil 2:3-4

3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

NKJV

If you observe closely, most of the reasons people go into relationship are very selfish, yet they assume they are “in Love”, how can claim to be in Love and miss the very fundamental principle about Love. : “Love is not self-seeking” (I cor 13:5), that means love is not about you, it’s not about what is in the relationship for you, it’s not about what you can get out of it, it’s not about what benefit can be accrued to you, the moment You operate a selfish love (which is no love at all) you are bound to lead you and your partner into destruction. mind you , you don’ have to be dead, to be destroyed, the moment the purpose for a man’s life is defeated, that man is destroyed. so ask yourself, am I sacrificial in my approach to finding Love? is God’s will top on my priority list or am I just trying to get by and survive on my own? is your thinking such that as long as you are okay, and that babe or the guy can satisfy your personal desires, you are okay? that is a perfect recipe for a life of failure. We will go deeper into this later but let us maintain a focus on the ridiculous reasons many go into relationships, we have mentioned some in earlier devotionals which includes: Financial security, sexual gratification, social acceptance, and to cure loneliness. Today we will explore the remaining in quick succession

I NEED SOMEONE TO BE TALKING TO

I once met a young man whose main reason for delving onto a relationship was to find someone who he can talk to, any time. someone to share intimate details of one’s life with, someone to hear us and some who we can listen to. Like I said earlier, this is a benefit but not a reason for marriage, there are people in marriage whose communication is not as deep as people in friendship, so life partners are more than talking partners. This is similar to companionship, although people find companionship in marriage; healthy friendships are also source of good companionship. If you put companionship ahead of the real purpose of God for marriage and relationship, you may soon lose that companionship. Like I said earlier, you self interest only jeopardize the benefits of relationships once purpose of relationship is not understood.

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

Some people marry because it makes business sense, I call it “professional marriages”, while it may make sense that two of you have the same profession; it doesn’t always align with what God has in stock for you, so be careful. That you are good together in business does not mean that you will be good together married. God has a specific design for who your life partner should be, so do not assume who you think is best for you. If business is the bond of your marriage , the day the business collapses, the marriage will collapse, so be careful

BEAUTY OR HANDSOMENESS

she strikes you as a goddess so you must marry her, he strikes as Mr. universe, so he must be the father of your children, be careful beauty doesn’t last, and what if you meet someone more handsome and beautiful , your marriage or relationship will be shaken to its foundation. While I admit that it is desirous to find someone who is attractive to us, we must not make it the basis or the reason why we marry that particular person. We must know the right person and choose the person regardless of how beautiful the person is to you or not. This is a trap for most young men, beauty as become a strong deceiver, it has complicated many people’s life, realize that your wife won’t be the most beautiful woman in the world, and you have t be contented with who God gives you. Your future husband may not have all the six packs or look like Ramson Noah, but you must still settle for who he is to you.

Let us breeze through the rest.

RIDICULOUS BUT TRUE!

LOVING THE IDEA OF MARRIAGE

You will be amazed that many people actually just think that marriage is a nice thing so they should get involved in it, these people are very dangerous because since they do not have a solid conviction about what marriage represent, they are bad life partners.

IT’S NATURALLY THE NEXT THING FOR ME IN LIFE

You just graduated from school and you think the next thing for you is marriage; you just hit a big business deal that is earning you millions so you think marriage now makes sense, since you can afford it. That is a terrible mistake

I WANT TO HAVE A CHILD

There are some ladies who love children so much they do not mind having babies with someone that they have feelings for. I know of a Lady, who wanted to have a dozen children, some would have thought that the purpose of her existence was to birth children like rats. While loving children is a virtue, getting into marriage for the purpose of having children will lead to a defeated marital destiny, because the moment you do not have a child, you will be in serious trouble. Some men also feel like they should have children now so that they can perpetuate their genealogy, what makes your name get perpetuated is not giving birth to natural children, it is making a serious mark in the lives of people so much that they cannot forget you name ever again. what about Jesus, he never had a single natural child, yet everyone is bearing his name now, wake up, being a father doesn’t mean having babies, any goat can reproduce, it takes purpose to live a life that is productive not just reproductive.

I NEED SOMEONE WHO WILL BE THE FATHER OR MOTHER OF MY CHILDREN

Do not build your future on your past mistakes. That you had a child for someone in the past and you never got married to them does not mean you should throw caution into the air and become desperate to marry for the wrong reasons.

Looking for a father or a mother for your children should never be your goal in life, so that you won’t be like a goat for life. You made a mistake in the past, but you can still align yourself with God’s will, do not terminate your life because you have had children in the past, you can still fulfill your destiny, by salvaging what remains, don’t finish yourself through wrong marriages. step parents have led many destinies down the stairs of decay be careful.

I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME COOK AND CLEAN THE HOUSE

You are surprised with this? Well, you will be shocked reason people get married. you don’t need marriage for this one, what you need is a house maid, pay someone to wash your cloths and cooks your food, your wife Is not created for that purpose, neither are you created for house chores, these things can be an expression of a couple’s love for each other and a normal part of their lives, but it Is not the purpose of their loves, follow a great route not a mere routine in life,

Once any of the above reason is the purpose for you wanting a relationship, it will not last and then you may not be fulfilled in that relationship. Tomorrow we will delve into THE PURPSOE DRIVEN RELATIONSHIP. Share this with your friends and inform them about tomorrow’s devotional, it’s going to be explosive. God bless you.

 

CONFESS THIS

Lord, I Receive the Love of God into my heart afresh in Jesus name

PRAY THIS

Lord, remove every root of selfishness form my heart in Jesus name.

DO THIS

Keep Check on your heart and deal with all these ridiculous reasons you want relationship.

STUDY THIS

PHILIPIAN 2;1-30

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MORE WRONG REASONS PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE

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MORE WRONG REASONS PEOPLE GET INTO RELATIONSHIPS

Ps 1:1

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

NIV

We started out yesterday identifying wrong reasons people get into relationships. We started out with the following: financial security, sexual gratification and social acceptance. While everyone in a relationship’ marriage or not, get some of these things as benefits inside marriage, we said they cannot be the main purpose why we want to get onto a relationship. They cannot be our focus; our reason must be aligned with the purpose of the Creator for making marriage. But before we explore the purpose in God’s heart for marriage, let’s debunk the wrong reasons in our hearts for relationships

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE

A need to be accepted and loved by people around cannot be the reason why you want to get married, because that is like trying to solve one problem by creating another one for yourself. If you have low self esteem issue, please approach God on that, one person cannot be the key to your social acceptance. Your family and friends are not the one that is going to spend the rest of their lives in that marriage. when most people are pushing your into marriage, it is not always because they love you, but because they want you as a source of reputation, “I want to see my grand children on time”, “people are asking why my children are not married”, don’t let anyone tie their source of joy and happiness to your marriage. This is a very serious issue in this part of the world which is complicating many people’s lives, so I have a strong leading from God to trash out this social acceptance topic today.

BEWARE OF THE FOLLOWING INFLUENCES:

Family pressure: we discussed that yesterday

Peer Pressure

Life is in stages; men are in sizes, so mind your own business and live your own life. Your friends are marrying, so what? You have been the best man for three of your friends’ wedding now, and then? Did they give birth to the two of you together, even if they did, are you the same in destiny and purpose for which God created the two of you. Please stop the unhealthy comparison and follow God till you find the right person God will send to you. Also, be careful, Do not yield to unsolicited pressures from friends asking you to get married on time or trying to match make you with someone, all because they think you are wasting time. Please do not operate with someone else’s time piece; you are bound to make mistakes that way.

Church Pressure

I have also noticed a trend in some churches, the pastor or some elder people in church keeps pressuring their youths to look around the and pick someone to marry, they figure the youths are wasting time and that they need to get married on time and they also desire that these youths should choose amongst the church members. the usual hidden reason in their heart is so that they will not lose their members to marriage, This is a trap, be careful of it, what if your own God ordained spouse is not in that church, would you listen to such an advice just to satisfy the elders. Also, be careful when so called ‘men of God’ are ‘pressuring you to bring someone on time. I know they do this sometimes with the best of intentions, but their counsel must only be taken if and only if they align with what God is revealing to you at that point in your life. Listen to them but ensure you do not get pressured into making the wrong decision,.

Media pressure

beware of what is popular in the media, many of us sees the glitz and glamour of romance on Tv but we are very ignorant of the responsibilities and principles that ensures success in relationship, you should never make relationship choices because that is what is rampant everywhere and that is how it supposed to be.

Many of us after having seen a popular wedding or see a reality TV show or watch a soap opera, we begin to feel a void and hunger to get into some kind of relationship that they portrayed in that media we saw. These things are not reality; they must not dictate your choices. My advice, reduce your media intake and increase your word intake.

Age pressure

I know you are getting older every day, and that all your mates are married and with their own children. I know you even have all it takes financially to be married, but you must not allow these pressures to push you to making the terrible mistake of choosing the wrong person. In fact there are people reading this right now that you know the person you are with is wrong for you, but age is not on your side and you do not have time anymore, so you just want to settle for it. it is better to marry late and be happy than to live the rest of your life in an unfulfilled marriage. It is better to wait than to divorce later, Please do not rush into any marital relationship or you may be crushed in that marriage.

TO CURE LONELINESS

This is another wrong reason people get into relationship. Loneliness is a plaque that has pushed a lot of people into the brink of desperation; many people are basically just moving en-mass into the asylum of wrong partnership in marriage based on the feeling of loneliness that they feel. Many will hang on to anybody as long as they are not alone. In their mind it is better to be in a troubled relationship than to be in no relationship at all. This is a tragedy. The truth is that relationship with any one does not cure loneliness; you can be very married and still be much buried in loneliness. So your marital choice cannot be based on the fact that you need to cure this feeling. The cure to loneliness is experiencing the Love of God form inside, not forming an emotional parasitic relationships

TO BE CONTINUED…

 

CONFESS THIS

Lord, I am located at the center of your will for my life. I do not mind distractions. I do not give in to any pressure that seeks to derail me form your perfect will for my marital life in Jesus name.

PRAY THIS

Lord, remove any negative pressure from my life that want to derail me, and help me to follow your will for my life no matter what

DO THIS

Identify the negative pressures in your life right now and cut off yourself form their influences.

STUDY THIS

PSM 1:1-END

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WRONG REASONS PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE

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WRONG REASONS PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE

Prov 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he..

To have a successful relationship you must understand the purpose of a relationship. one of the things I have observe is that people have a reason for entering into a relationship which is far from the reason they should be entering into a relationship. And once you miss the purpose of a relationship, failure is Imminent. If the purpose of a thing is not understood, it will definitely be used for a purpose order than which it is created. A motorbike is not for navigating the sea, it is meant for moving one or two people on the land, once you ride a bike into a zone where it is not purposefully designed for, you will damage the bike and it will destroy the life of those on it. That is why Myles Munroe said “when purpose is not understood, abuse is inevitable”

To understand purpose, you must be able to differentiate between the benefit of a relationship and the purpose of that relationship. Many people venture into relationship for the benefits of a relationships assuming that is a good reason for going into a relationship, do therefore they place an unhealthy expectation on their relationship. Once that begins to happen, you have signed in for disappointment. Because your relationship cannot deliver more than what it was designed to deliver.

FINANCIAL SECURITY

“I need to pay my bills, and I need a guy who can take care of me”, “I am the one sending myself to school and she is from a rich home”, “I need to look good and I need someone who can pay for all that”, In the minds of most people financial reasons seems very reasonable for them to get into a relationship, but that is totally a very wrong vision for entering into a relationship. While it is not wrong for two people in a proper relationship to share whatever material possession they have, that should not be the reason why they entered it in the first place. As a guy if the purpose for which you get into that relationship, your confidence and power in that relationship is in that you can meet her financial needs, you are totally lost in that relationship and you are building your relationship on the wrong foundation. Don’t run an ATM relationship or a sugar daddy relationship. As a female; do not be in a relationship with someone because you want to meet his financial needs. there are so many people I have counseled which that was the reason they went in they ended up in tears, that relationship cannot last, because the moment he or she sees someone with a better pay and offer, well, they will leave, because that motivation is not rooted and grounded on a solid ground. Don’t sell yourself for a morsel of meat, don’t Trade destiny to some coins.

SEXUAL GRATIFICATION

Sex before marriage is not an option if you really want to have a beautiful marital life. So to venture into a relationship because you are hungry for sex, you are threading a dangerous path. This is tantamount to turning your partner to a sex satisfying entity, it is selfish and demeaning to do that. If you have done this repent and correct your path before God. Sex is a benefit n marriage and a very crucial one for that matter, but it should never be a benefit neither a purpose in courtship relationship. You must also be careful not to do anything close to sex in courtship, once you start out on the path to sex, you will crash land before you know it and both of you will live in the regret later. Trust is destroyed in any courtship relationship that has sexual involvement. because the thought will be “if she did it with me, who else won’t she do it with”, “if he couldn’t hold himself now, will he be able to hold himself if any lady approaches him with sex” and listen, any one asking you for sex in a relationship does not love you and is not in love with you, that person is in Lust with you, please run for your dear life. If you give him your body, you will lose his heart. If you give her sex, you will lose her trust, but if both of you stay till you are married no matter the sexual attraction between the two of you, it will be fulfilling and gratifying for the two of you. This is why you must exercise discipline and control in your thought and emotional life.

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE

Another wrong reason people go into relationship is because everyone is doing it and because they want to feel like they ‘belong’. If you have to be in a relationship to feel accepted and that you belong, there is something very wrong with your self esteem, what you should be addressing is not relationship with others, it is relationship with yourself and your relationship with God. People also marry for this same reason, pleasing other people will never please you in the long run because it is obvious you are going to not just marry for the wrong reason, you may end up with the wrong person. That person may be socially cool, but be a marital disaster. That person may open up doors for you now and create connections for you in business, but may disconnect you from your purpose in life and the destiny that God has for you. Be careful of the following influences, they are disastrous

Parental Pressure

Your parents may have given birth to you but that doesn’t mean they know who is best for you and what is best for you in life. Your parents are only channels, it is God that is your source of life, so you owe no parents to be married or to have children, that is your choice and do not be pressured to it. Be careful the advice you follow. People will show they care, but it is you that determines the choices you make from their ‘caring counsels”, don’t be in a rush, don’t just get into any relationship because of people, if you do, you may regret it later.

TO BE CONTINUED

 

CONFESS THIS

Lord, I receive grace to wait on you and to wait for you. I live a purpose driven life in my career and relationship in Jesus name

PRAY THIS

Lord, help me to not yield to the wrong reasons for relationships. I receive the wisdom to know when and how to run relationships in Jesus name.

DO THIS

Check your heart and deal with all the wrong reasons you want relationship.

STUDY THIS

ROMANS 8:18-9

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NO MORE COMPLICATIONS

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NO MORE COMPLICATIONS (Part 4)

Isa 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. NKJV

We are continuing on how to un-complicate our relationships. This is part 4 of this series. We started four days ago with “Why Are Relationships This Complicated?” We continued with “How To Simplify Your Relationship Life”, we then discussed “Trouble Free Relationships” yesterday; today we finish with “No More Complications”. Here we give the last three ways to prevent complications in your relationships.

WHEN YOUR BODY DOESN’T INTERFERE

singles who are on their way to marriage must especially note this; relationship brings about an attraction for the spirit soul and body of another individual of the opposite sex, it is very important to understand that while you are permitted to be intimate spirit and soul in courtship, there is a limit to the extent of intimacy you can attain physically, Once limits are not respected, you can pollute an otherwise beautiful relationship.

I understand the fire of passion that is ignited when two people begin to share intimately of their soul and spirit, it is a fire of passion that is generated when two people perceive that the other person accepts them unconditionally, it is a beautiful feeling that often seek expressions in different ways: you want to spend time talking together, you always enjoy each other’s company, you are willing to share of yourself and what you have, and you are drawn physically to each other. While the other forms of passion expressions are totally allowed in a romantic relationship, there is a limit to how much of physical expression we can give to our passions, this is because physical expression often comes with an impending responsibility that if you do not prepare for, may launch you into pain and regrets. Physical Passion is like fire, it can warm you or it can burn you. If you control the fire of passion and allow it to burn gently and subtly, it will warm the two of you and you will enjoy the warmth, but if you let it go out of control, it can do irreparable damages. Our generation has been fed with unhealthy perspective about physical intimacy, so there is a need for renewal of our hearts and intentions when going into an intimate relationship, we must be careful of the monster of insatiable appetite of Lust, Lust is simply passion that has gone out of control. Lust is passion that controls its bearer instead of the person controlling their passion. Refuse to feed your lust and you will navigate safely the tricky waters of intimacy, if your thought and emotions are well regulated by the word of God, then the holy spirit will easily help you to have proper respect for each other’s body, but if you are careless, you may complicate things in your relationship,

WHEN YOUR FRIENDS ARE LESS INVOLVED

Every relationship requires the third party for the purpose of counsel and accountability, so it is not the presence of the third party per se that complicates relationships, it is the kind of third party you permit that determines either your relationship will thrive or not. first, every relationship must be an independent unit which can stand on its own without any one breathing down your necks, if there is a constant need for your family and friends to interfere, it shows that one or two of you is not matured enough for the relationship. Unsolicited opinions must be kept out. You must refuse to make your relationship a public discussion, if not, you will complicate matters.

while wrong people must be kept out of the details of your relationship, you are advised to have the chaperon of wise counselors who will be a constant guide for you relationship life, I notice that every great relationship is a product of great mentorship, if you have no one that you look up to, you will constantly run yourself into walls of misunderstandings. In the multitude of right counsel there is safety. One rule of the thumb for choosing the right counselor is to check the fruit of their own relationship life. Do they have proofs to show for a productive relationship? Are they producing results? Do you admire their marriage or their relationship life? Are they people of integrity? Do they have wisdom that can help you in your relationship? If they are qualified, you can make yourself and partner accountable to them. It is foolishness to choose to confide in your colleagues; especially those you know are struggling with their own lives. That they accept you doesn’t mean that they can direct you. So look for wise people who can actually help you simplify your life, through wise counsel

WHEN GOD IS MORE INVOLVED

The capacity of two people to have a respect and regard for God in a relationship goes a long way to secure that relationship. Loving God and following his commandments means that one will be protected against the harsh consequences of breaking eternal laws of life and relationships. To get God more involved in a relationship means first that both of you have an active relationship with God through the Holy Spirit that indwells you and through his written scriptures. The spirit of God speaks to us at different phases of our relationship and the more we yield to him the easier our lives becomes. for example, there may be some certain behavior that You have that could damage your relationship, The Holy spirit will often notify you through a certain knowing, a dream, through the word of God or by sending someone your way who will just mention it in his conversation, God may even bring materials like this your way to help you see that the path you are taking may complicate your life, please do not ignore these warning signals, they are there for your safety. you should actively also learn principles of the word of God that makes for life and godliness, if you run life based on general mindset alone, you will get general results and believe me, you don’t want to end up like most people. The psalmist says in 2 Sam 22:31: As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. NKJV. This means that following God will bring about his shielding effect on you and your relationship, every peaceful relationship is a shielded relationship. Since Satan through our ignorance and his lies, is the major attacker of most relationships, God often protects those who trust in him.

We have come to the end of our series “WHY ARE RELATIONSHIPS THIS COMPLICATED” we also examined the nine ways to simplify them. Let me try and itemize them for you in summary.1. Self is less involved 2 your eyes are single. 3. Your mouth doesn’t’ complicate matters 4. Pride doesn’t get in the way 5. You do not take each other for granted 6. Your past is not given any room7. Your body doesn’t interfere. 8.your friends are less involved 9. God is more involved. Observe these and your life will be simpler

13TH DAY OF OUR 14 DAYS PRAYER AND FASTING

I believe that this fasting and prayer period has been refreshing for you. Please ensure you have a day during every week of this year that you fast. Practice your secret place daily and read the word of God. Please do not hesitate to share your testimonies with me. God bless you.

SUGGESTED PRAYER POINTS

1. I go from strength to strength, from glory to glory and from grace to grace this year in Jesus name

2. Lord, I get deeper into you; I access more revelations and insight of your word everyday of this year in Jesus name

3. Lord Make every crooked path straight for me this year, prepare my path before me and make it full of pleasantness in Jesus name.

4. Lord cut off any wrong ties in my life this year and bring into my life covenant partners and friends in Jesus name.

5. Lord let your praise never disappear from my mouth this year in Jesus name.

 

Yours in LOVE

PST AYO GARUBA

 

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TROUBLE FREE RELATIONSHIPS

HEARTSTREAMS Daily Devotionals (Singles and Married)

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TROUBLE FREE RELATIONSHIPS

Every thriving relationship has ingredients that make them thrive, the same with complicated relationships. What you want to do is maximize what makes relationships thrive and minimize what makes them complicated.

Ps 128:1-4

Blessed is ever one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. 4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. NKJV

Having a successful and fruitful relationship is a promise from God, not a just a wish in our hearts. God desires for us to have a blissful relationship and marital life. God is the one that gives every good and perfect gift, not the devil. Marital joy and bliss are included in the good and perfect gift. Whatever is lesser than good, whatever is not perfect has been complicated, and must be uncomplicated and simplify into the original plan of God. We must choose what God has promised and refuse anything else, but like every promises of God, there are certain instructions that must be carried out to enjoy the content of the promise. We mentioned yesterday, three ways to know “when a relationship will not be complicated”, I Give you three more today

WHEN PRIDE DOESN’T GET IN THE WAY

You can’t be proud and be  truly happy in a relationship at the same time, one must go for the other. If you are too big to serve your partner, you will be too small to be loved by that partner. There is a mistake people make in relationships. This is to be arrogant to their spouse ,while  bowing  and respecting  others outside. This is pure foolishness. Proud people prefer their own opinions to the opinion of their spouse and they are the one that is always correct in their own sight. That is why whenever you see conflict in any relationship, one or two of them are proud. Humility will resolve most differences, because a humble person will yield to the other person for the sake of peace.

Proud people always compare themselves with their spouse as being better at doing everything while they consider that their own spouse as not being as good as them, so they make conflict out of little things. Have you ever felt more deserving than your spouse before and you felt like it’s a privilege for him or her to be with you? Then you are proud and if you are not careful, you may lose him or her. Pride always goes before a fall. Another sign of pride is entitlement mentality; “I have the right to get that from her or I have the right to get that from him”. Listen!  whatever love and affection you get from your relationship is a privilege, not a right. Until you start seeing it this way, you may totally lose that privilege. If you want to simplify your relationship life, please swallow your pride

WHEN YOU DO NOT TAKE EACH OTHER FOR GRANTED

It’s important that I mention this because so many people allow familiarity to diminish the honor and respect they have for their spouse. Being in a relationship means that you will know the strength and especially the weaknesses of your spouse, so it’s very easy to look down on them and judge them by those flaws, It is easy to ignore their strength and be trying to improve them on their weaknesses. You know the truth, the more you take them for granted, the more your relationship will be grounded in unhappiness. If you focus on what is wrong with the other person, you will end up feeling wrong all the time. You do not change your partner by complaining about them, you change yourself, you accept them and celebrate their strength. If you celebrate them, whatever you celebrate in them will increase, while what you ignore will reduce in its negative effect on you.

Talking about those people out there you are respecting ahead of your spouse, do you know their private weaknesses? Can you deal with their flaws and hidden mistakes? So,  why disrespect your mate why paying others eye service?  What about you, aren’t you with your own flaws and weaknesses? is it fair for your Lover to be criticizing you all the time?  if it’s not, then  stop being obnoxious ‘ honor her presence in your life, respect his place in your life. Don’t assume respect; talk and act respectfully  to your spouse. This is especially true for the females, honor is an ingredient that if you do not give to your man, you may lose that man, but honor is not suppose to  be one sided, you must both honor yourselves, then you will have a happy union.

WHEN YOUR PAST IS NOT GIVEN ANY ROOM

Whenever you carry your negative past into your present relationship, you complicate and make things difficult in the moment. Be careful` especially if you have had past failed relationships. Allow God to heal you from them and advance into your new relationship with a fresh heart. Do not compare your spouse to people in your past, either better or worse. Do not say, “You are better than my former boy friend” or “my former girl friend does this and that better than you”. Once you bring in people from your past into your present relationship, you have a crowd already. Crowd is never good for intimacy, they always complicate relationships.

Also keep what your mum did and what your dad did to the  past, If what your uncle did to you is still affecting your life, it may complicate your relationship life, God is doing a new thing, and he needs you to have a new heart, allow the holy spirit to help deal with those issues from your past. Forgive people from your past, stop referring to them or complaining about them. Don’t carry baggages from your past, it will weigh you down in the moment and slow you down from moving ahead into the future.

Tomorrow, we will conclude on our series on “WHY ARE RELATIONSIPS THIS COMPLICATED”. Watch out for the PART 4.

12TH DAY OF OUR 14 DAYS PRAYER AND FASTING

Zeph 3:20

20 At that time I will bring you back, Even at the time I gather you; For I will give you fame and praise Among all the peoples of the earth, When I return your captives before your eyes,” Says the Lord. NKJV

PRAYER SUGGESTIONS

Lord, this year, I get back in a thousand fold everything that I have lost to the enemy in Jesus name.

father heal me of my past and make me whole in Jesus name so that I can advance with strength into my future

lord take out of my life any character or habit complicating my existence

father, uproot every tree that the you have not planted in my heart and weed out every wrong plants form my thoughts

Lord, m life becomes a source of fame and praise to the whole earth in Jesus name.

Yours in LOVE

PST AYO GARUBA

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HOW TO SIMPLIFY YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIFE

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HOW TO SIMPLIFY YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIFE

2 Cor 11:2-3

For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

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We begun yesterday on “why are relationships this complicated?” and we said we were going to itemize at least eight ways to un-complicate our relationships or as it were ‘simplify it’. God is a God of simplicity, and he wants our lives to be so simple, so that we can  live in peace and joy. He needs us to be at rest all the time concerning any aspect of our existence, and he has laid down principles what will help us achieve that in the word of God. What we have done in the next few points is to itemize the principles from the word that we help us know “when relationship won’t be complicated”.

WHEN SELF IS LESS INVOLVED

I have seen that most relationships get into problems because people are self centered. When someone’s motive for entering into a relationship is mostly for personal and selfish reasons,  then it’s certain that individual will always be in a conflict with his or her partner. peaceful relationships are operated based on the principle of self sacrifice, That means that you must let go of a lot of your personal wants and prefrences, and actually focus on meeting and satisfying the needs of your partner.  Until you become selfless, you are going to be in constant conflict because you will have constant  emotional  dissatisfaction which will then make you to keep blaming your mate for it.

I and my team of ministers were being driven past a boutique one day when one of the ladies looked at the dresses there with desire and then she said something about one of the males present getting one of the dresses for her, although said jokingly, I quickly interjected using the opportunity to pass a crucial lesson to her, so – said;, “the mistake most people make in relationship is to always demand what they want from their partner, instead going out of their way to satisfy their partner”. I mentioned the fact that what if as a couple passing by a boutique, instead of demanding, the wife actually insists that she gets a nice suite for her husband from her personal cash as a surprise gift to him, do you think this husband won’t go out of his way to see how he will surprise her too. If you want to un-complicate your relationship, demand less and satisfy your partner more. Let go of what you crave and focus on what he or she craves. If you do this, the seed you sow will come back to you.most relationships get complicated anyways becausethey complain that their partner is not meeting their needs, if we emove this complaint, relationships get less complicated.

WHEN YOUR EYES ARE SINGLE

No relationship will work when commitment is not in place, either as a single or as a married person, the fact that you have a Plan B means you will never do all it takes to create the best of harmony in your relationship ‘A’ and make it work. I once counseled a married lady who was having issues in her marriage, I tried giving her all the counsel she needed to make her marriage work, but she was totally unwilling to make those changes, this kept happening until we later realized she had a ‘Plan B’ all along, in fact she was already sleeping with ‘Plan B’, so there was no way her marriage could work. The problem with unfaithful people is that, no one is safe with them, since they will cheat on others too the way they have cheated on their former partners. The truth also is that Cheaters will be cheated on sooner or later if he or she doesn’t repent. No one is safe in a relationship where Your heart is not single, it is totally unfair to have a plan B, if you aren’t going to stay with someone for the rest of your life, please do not start with the person at all,

Singles must be careful here, do not breed in yourself an unfaithful heart by jumping from one person to another or by having the mindset that you have many people to choose from and that if one relationship does not work you can always jump into another relationship. We aren’t frogs; frogs aren’t people, so they aren’t supposed to be in a relationship with people since they keep jumping from one place to another. People complicate their lives when their heart is splinted between many people, God doesn’t give us options between many people to choose from in marriage, he simply gives us instructions, he tells you who to marry and you accept the person. You don’t scan through many girls or guys and start testing each one of them like slippers on display to see who fits best. Please treat people with dignity and simplify your existence.

WHEN YOUR MOUTH DOES NOT COMPLCIATE MATTERS

Any relationship that you threaten with your mouth will not last. Never speak against your relationship. Never even joke that you will just leave the person and marry someone else, either in private with the person or in public with someone else. Whatever you say with your mouth you will see with your eyes. Never say anything bad about your relationship in the name of ‘honesty’, Never utter any contrary feeling.  That you feel something  does not make it real. Keep speaking the right things into your marriage, don’t say things like ‘all ladies want the same thing’, ‘all men are the same.’ It won’t profit you. Be careful also the statements you make to your spouse, if your words can’t be peaceful, profitable, pleasant and positive, please do not utter them. If your words will not encourage your spouse please kill the thought. Your spouse is not fat, stop referring to her as fat, your husband is not short, stop making statements like that. It won’t benefit you. Please only say what will build up the other person, do not make statements that your spouse will remember and hate you for it. Do not say things that you may need people to beg for you before your wife or husband forgive you, don’t compare her with your Mother, if your mother’s soup was that delicious why did you not marry your mum. Please stop comparing him to your former boyfriend, it only complicates matters. When your mouth doesn’t complicate your love life, it remains simple and pleasant.

We will continue tomorrow wth more ways to make you relationships less  complicated , thus simplifying your  relationship life in general. Reamin blessed.

11TH DAY OF OUR 14 DAYS PRAYER ANDFASTING

PRAYER SUGGESTIONS

1. Lord, my life is established in your will and purpose for my existence in Jesus name

2. My life is a solution to many generations in Jesus name

3. I become a light to my world and a salt to my generation in Jesus name

4. Every self generated limitations in my life is removed from my life in Jesus name

5. Lord I am led b the spirit always to stay ahead and above always in Jesus name

Yours in LOVE

PST AYO GARUBA

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WHY ARE RELATIONSHIPS THIS COMPLICATED?

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WHY ARE RELATIONSHIPS THIS COMPLICATED?

Prov 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. KJV

To make something complicated means to become complex and difficult. Difficult, in that it became hard, full of problems and troubles: requiring a lot of planning and much effort to understand or deal with. The mere fact that ‘complication’ is mentioned inferred that it wasn’t meant to be like that, it was meant to be simple. Whenever you see complications, check it, the devil is not far from that place. Complication also means’s that that thing is composed of a host of various interrelated parts that must be fully understood before things must work well.

Relationships aren’t meant to be this complex, it’s the people that complicated things, we complicated things and if it must be simple, we must simplify things through the wisdom of God. every time a thing is that complicated, then you see low intelligence at work, or let me say it the way It really is: when you see any situation complicated, complex and difficult, then it’s obvious “foolishness” is at work. True wisdom simplify things for us,

That’s why if you check the civilization of the past and present, at the height of each civilization is simplicity. It may have required a lot to get, but to use that thing will be simple. For example, travelling far distances looked laborious and very complex in the past, you might have to do it for days,weeks or even months before you get to the your destination, and at some certain times, it was even impossible to get to some certain places, but as we increased in knowledge and wisdom it is as easy as getting some papers and enter into a house like structure(airplane), sleep in it and wake up some minutes later, and then you have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles already, wooow, what a simple life.

Wisdom makes life easy, but when there is no good understanding, everything will be hard and difficult. You don’t assume simplicity; you must actually acquire knowledge and understanding until you can simply see it clearly and practice it successfully.’ Good understanding giveth favour indeed’.

Un-complicated relationships have peace and love at its center, that means, non-complicated relationships will have the following qualities

NO CONFLICTS

It is possible to have a conflict free relationship, it is possible to differ on a matter in a relationship but not be at logger head with each other. You must understand that conflict is not necessarily a must, if both of you learn how to be at peace and agreement with one another, then life will be simple and plain for the two of you.

CONTINOUS GROWTH

Simple relationships are healthy relationships, simplicity doesn’t mean, dullness or foolishness, it means both of you are matured and you have grown to shed off excesses, you let of go of what Is not important but you embrace what is crucial and truly relevant in life. when two people in a relationship get their priorities right, it is obvious they are grownups.

IT WILL LAST

every truly healthy relationship is an enduring relationship, conflict may have tried to raise its ugly head but they prevented it, they may have differed on many things but they managed it, they may have been through the challenges of life, but they held on to God and each other. They knew that more important than things around is the one with you, so they have a life commitment with that person and no matter what happens, they simply stay with each other. That is an un-complicated relationship.

You will know by the friendships you keep, if you are always fighting with your friend and always a having issues, then you are complicating matters. if both of you are not growing but regressing or even destroying each other, then you know your friendship is complicated, if you eventually break up or stopped the relationship then it got too complicated.

Simplicity must be maintained by constant observance of principles, when you stop investing in your relationship, it may soon get tangled up and messed up. Everything that works has what is constantly lubricating it. Simplicity is deliberate, because the natural order of things in this fallen world is complications, so you must constantly fuel you relationships with the right resources for it not be complicated. Anything that you see smoothly running is being constantly maintained by hard work. It requires hard work not to experience a hard life. If you are not diligent, you will be indigent. So it is matter of diligence to observe to do according as it is written in the law (josh 1:8). That means apply proven principles and your life will be powerful and fruitful. As you do so, your life will be made easy in Jesus name.

I hear some people say that they do not need to learn about relationships now because they are not in relationship and they do not intend to enter into one soon, flash news; it s foolishness to prepare for battle during battle, it’s not when you are in the presence of your opponent that you now start sharpening your sword or training how to handle it, if not you may become a laughing stock. you must prepare hard long before the battle, if not you will mess up when the time comes to perform “if you fall in the day of adversity, then your strength is little” (Prov 24:10), that means that those whose life gets complicated get it so by lack of preparation, when you do not build up strength through good understanding over time, you may become a victim of bad falling. So wake up and take your relationship life seriously.

This applies to every aspect of your life. Those who have poor financial understanding will break financial principles and will probably be poor and broke, but those who must be rich and wealthy must maintain a proper order of things. Rich people have good financial skills. They have specialized knowledge that makes them invaluable and earn them income, so learning to make money through labor or investment is crucial: also, the prudence to save their money and then multiplying that money. Another skill they have mastered is ability to manage their spending life style while maintaining multiple streams of income. But of cause this is not a financial devotional, good understanding must be gotten in every area of your life. Health, professional, parental, marital and the rest it’s that simple, you must get other resource materials to that effect. Readers will always be ahead of ignorant people, but doers are the wisest

Most of the hard work we must do is in acquisition of relevant revelation and information, then understanding it until you are grounded in the truth practically, so as to practice it and get result, until something start getting you results, don’t claim to know it yet, because whatever you truly ‘know’, will set you free., the next couple of days I will give you a minimum of eight things you must do as not to complicate your relationship life. If you break any of the principles, there is no way your relationship life will not be complicated, but if you abide by them, happy will you be.

10TH DAY OF OUR 14 DAYS PRAYER ANDFASTING

PRAYER FOR THE MINISTRY

1. Lord establish your kingdom through me this year in Jesus name

2. lord, empower me to be soul winner, help me to turn many to righteousness and bring people to church in Jesus name

3. Lord I am a giver this year in Jesus name, I give work of ministry , I give to the poor and as I give I receive in multiple fold, pressed down, shaking together and running over, men give back to my bosom.

4. Lord, fill your men of God in the ministry with grace and power to execute your work effectively in Jesus name. Fill them up with wisdom and understanding to succeed at your work in Jesus name

5. Lord, we demolish every work of the enemy resisting your work in our ministry in Jesus name, let this ministry be established such that the gate of hell shall not prevail over us in Jesus name.

 

Yours in LOVE

PST AYO GARUBA

 

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WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

HEARTSTREAMS daily devotionals (Singles and Married)

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WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

Prov 23:18-19

18 For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. AMP

God is the best God; he does the best of things, at the best of time, through the best means and people.

“there is a serious lie of the enemy moving around and very pronounced amongst the people of our great land, the enemy has crept into our lives unbeknown to us, he has made us to believe that our king, the great king of this great land, doesn’t want our best interest at heart, I laugh,”

he giggled as he addressed the aggrieved elders of the land, they have questioned the Love of their Lord, they were planning a rebellion, when Truth came to them.

 

“I laugh at the ridiculousness of the whole idea” he turned looking them straight in the eyes “I laugh because we can even dare to listen to such frivolity and believe such a lie. Is it not obvious that it is simply a display of trickery on the path of our enemy and a revealing of our own foolishness to believe that our king, our great king, would want anything less for us than the best?”

Every one nods their head, knowingly thinking and agreeing with him, but he knows better, his words haven’t yet made as much sense to them as it should, he must make his point known or else the next trickery of the enemy would work on them.

“Who made the deep oceans of this great land and all the arrays fishes there is in it?” his voice raised. “Who built the great mountains from the scratch and made them surround us like walls of fence protecting our cities? Who I ask, spread out the sky in its intense beauty to shield us from the scotch of the sun rays? yet the sun itself hang in the far space like a man will hang a lantern on his ceiling” he laughed “and yet we didn’t ask for any of these, we couldn’t even ask for one of them, is the life itself that gives us the intelligence we have to ask for anything not from our great king and Lord himself, is the breath in our nostrils not just the off shoot of his sneezing into us, then why do we allow the enemy to blind us and reveal to us our foolishness by making us to question our king and make an attempt at dethroning him in our hearts, people of this great land, wake up and look around you! Can you doubt what you see, can you even question answers you never asked for, how dare we, how dare we expect anything less than the best from our king”

The crowd was hush, the words sank into their beings, their foolishness was obvious, it seem like a cloud as been removed from their minds, his words brought light to heir darkened minds, it was like they have been bewitched or something, like the enemy has casted a spell on them, the ridiculousness of their rebellion became clear to them, how could they have questioned their king? How could they have tried to dethrone him? not like they can really dethrone him, their king is beyond the reach of any arm of flesh, he is above and supreme, but they can refuse his throne in their lives, they can refuse him rule over them, but that will be their own undoing, that will be like suicide, it was obvious to them, this is an attempted coup, a coup by deception,

One of the elders stepped forward, addressing his comrades

“Then the enemy must die, an eternal separation must happen between we and him, we have been foolish, be have allowed ourselves to be deceived, but we repent this today of our foolishness”

“Yes! Our great elder, the king also have forgiven you”

 

the elder turned to the rest of the clan, “from now on, we shall never, never listen to any other voice again except the voice of our king, we must guard our hearts with all diligence, but for now, an insurrection must begin against the enemy of our great king, we must fight this enemy, for he is an enemy of our souls. We must restore his throne back in our kingdom, back into our hearts, then shall we know peace and like an endless river”

The crowd cheered jubilating in unison

THE INSURRECTION…Ayo Garuba

It’s not just a story, it’s a reality that we would even doubt that God would want the best for us, why do we restrain ourselves, when all the scripture are stored with the treasures he has in stock for us, every page of the word of God is filled with promises that are waiting to be believed, waiting to be conceived in our heart and received with our hands, but we must first have the best of expectations from God himself. What do we expect from him? Even our faith cannot work until we have the best expectation, is faith not the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen? Is faith through our declarations not just putting life to the clay of our desires and expectations? Do we expect the best in every aspect of our lives and expect it from our king, or we expect it from a man, from our own works and personal effort, do we look at any other source apart from God himself, because it is your expectation that births your manifestation. Anytime we look into our heart and we catch ourselves expecting anything inferior or lesser than the best then we must actively start confessing the best.

Do not let past disappointments deter you, do not let the what is happening to others deter you, God has never been the variable, we and our knowledge of his principles and laws of operations has always been what has been inconsistent. But we would never master how to get the best from God, if we do not first have a solid expectation of the best from him. Do not let the enemy sell you a lie, God is good and he is good all of the time, good things are from God; bad things are from the devil. Great things comes from God, we are the ones that minimizes the greatness of God in our lives. So, take a pen and a pad and simply write our great things about each aspect of your life if you have still not done it. Confess these things everyday and thank God for them. God is not limited in power to do anything for us, he is only limited by the expectation we have of him, he is only limited by our faith since he can’t force anything on us, he is waiting on you to search his treasure chest so that you can see how much more he can do for you. If only you expect it and request for it, you will get it.

9TH DAY OF OUR 14 DAYS PRAYER ANDFASTING

SOME USEFUL CONFESSIONS

James 1:17-19

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

NKJV

my today might be small but my end shall be greatly increased in Jesus name

I increase every day and on every side in Jesus name

my steps are ordered By the lord and my path is paved with honey and wine in Jesus name

only Good and perfect gifts come to me, no evil shall ever come near my dwelling place in Jesus name

my heart is established in grace and in the Love of God in Jesus name

 

Yours in LOVE

PST AYO GARUBA

 

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