Let nothing & no one call you “disabled” (incapable, unable, unworthy, insignificant etc…)
Will you allow others to label you and so define you? Will you accept their definition of you as opposed to God’s ? The negative definition that seeps into not only your conscious mind but also your subconscious, resulting in self limitation, under-valuing your capabilities or even prevents you from seeing what you are capable of!
The state of being “disabled” whether physical or spiritual is a matter of perspective. If you have a life in God, one of your key taglines should be “I am always capable through Christ”. Don’t be like a prisoner
-who has had their chains removed but is still standing in a bound position.
-whose prison doors are open but he cannot see it and is still sitting in the prison. Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61).
When in Christ, there is nothing you cannot achieve in life, regardless of your
✝️physical state, Nick Vujicic is an example, he said
“I don’t believe I am disabled. Yes, I may have no limbs, but no big deal. It doesn’t matter how I look—
it’s WHO I AM and WHAT I CAN DO that matters!”
(in picture below) check out his life story and achievements to the glory of God.
✝️youth: David who became king of Israel was a youth when God started to use him. By God’s power and might he was able to fight against the lion and the bear while tending to his sheep in the wilderness.
He developed the “I can” self perspective that was from God, so that the giant enemy of Israel, Goliath feared by adults of the army of Israel was “chicken feed” in his eyes.
God brought David up to believe he could do all things through God who strengthened him. This ought to minister to us as to how to bring up children or young people. The perspective of one’s self is so important and will determine the course of one’s life.
In our day, God is using young people mighty as it was prophesied by the prophet Joel (Joel 2:25).
✝️little or no education: God gives wisdom and ability to excel for His sake and there are many cases of men and women of God who have not had the privilege of being educated at all or have very elementary education, who are doing exploits for God while demonstrating His wisdom and anointing as they do so.
Let us always see ourselves as children of God who can do all things through Him and Him alone.
“5I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.”(John 15:5-6 KJV)
It is time for us to discard limiting self-perspectives and live in the reality of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Blessings Deborah Esther ❤️
Believers in Jesus Christ “…have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. (Col. 3:10-11 NTL)
Those who do great and mighty things for God are witnesses to God’s greatness and might. They are those who He is pleased with and has therefore decided to bestow on them all that is necessary for them to reflect HIS IMAGE; who human beings were created to be – the image of God. We all have the potential to do great and mighty things for God. However the degree of surrender to God for the manifestation of His greatness and might through us varies from person to person.
Whether one lives in a mansion in a rich city or a mud hut in a poor village makes no difference, God is impartial in terms of giving gifts and callings. All God desires is for people, regardless of nationality, race, social and economic status, to not only be saved but to partner with Him so as to be used by Him.
While reading John G Lake’s book “Adventures in God” I read the following account “Edward Lion was a native man who, until a few years ago, didn’t even wear clothes. He was illiterate and knew nothing whatever of our conception of scholarship. But God anointed that man with the faith of God and a measure of the Holy Ghost so intense that on one occasion when a multitude of sick folk had been brought into a valley, the power of God came upon him and he went upon the mountainside, stretched out his hands over the sick below, and poured out his heart to God. In a minute, hundreds were healed.”
The great commission to preach, disciple and baptise in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:18-20) is offered to every believer in Christ impartially as well as the promise to do even greater works than Jesus did.
Let us not look at others and think “I can never be like that in terms of zealousness for the gospel or the ministry”. If anyone appears to be genuinely advanced in godliness in a way that merits admiration it means they have had a journey of intimacy with God which in most cases has not been an easy one, but because they have resolved to walk closely with God regardless of the difficulties, they have overcomer every obstacle and excelled time and time again.
One of such admirable people of God is Daniel, he is among those with “clean hands and a pure heart (Psalm 24:3-4) and knew their God and as a result they were strong and able to do exploits for Him (Daniel 11:32).
You and I are capable of ascending the “Holy Hill” (Psalm 15:1) of the LORD as those we admire in this present time, in past history including biblical times.
Brethren, scripture states that
“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” and also that God’s love and presence in our lives is conditional to our obedience to Christ’s commands (John 14:21,23).
Therefore let us determine to live for God through Christ wholeheartedly regardless of circumstances so that His searchlight will always rest permanently upon us guiding us into greater heights and deeper depths in Him, bringing multitudes with us in the process.
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 2/12/2016
A reminder from God of our calling: “Love God, love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-40) & the rewards when we obey.
Introduction: The workings of the Master’s Peace among humanity:
This poem not only imparts blessings of God but gives counsel in how to be an instrument of peace through expressions of love, forgiveness and prayer for one’s enemies.
Receive the Master’s Peace
Be anxious for naught and pray for what you ought.
God’s peace will unfold as a treat,
if a slave to worry you are not.
Peace like a barging river shall knock down fortes of
deceit in your heart to
cause the enemy to retreat.
Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder
to commence divine order.
A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not its Master and His ethos.
Who is its Master?
He is the Prince of Peace who says to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”1.
On a mount he sat and taught
“blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God”
So be blessed, not stressed.
Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters.
Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers.
With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out creases.
Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 17/01/2016
Scriptural inspiration: Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7, Matt.5:43-48. Quote 1: John 14:27(KJV).
One of the Poems in the Book: Our God Reigns: Inspirational Prophetic Christian Poetry http://www.amazon.com/author/nyamekyede
(Redemption storytelling poem)
Up and down the land she walked,
as a wanderer seeing naught and
feeling lost, she sighed and cried
“I have stalled ‘cause of the
fog and drought”.
Even within, she felt barren and dry
wanting to pray but too weak to try.
Then came a light so bright before her face,
but looking around she saw no one in that place.
Within her heart, she heard a voice say loud & clear
“I am the Light of the World who loves you, my dear”.
Then he placed a fountain in her heart and said
“Out of you shall flow rivers of living water
to quench your thirst, so you shall never falter”.
Then suddenly her heart became a well watered verdant land,
from her mouth was a melodious waterfall,
and her eyes were awash with God’s salve to never falter or fall.
The bright ray of the morning sun
hit her face so hard she covered her eyes and exclaimed “my, what a dream so real!”
The dream spoke of God’s Light,
His love and the River of Life,
a picture of what is to come,
a revelation of God’s delivering might and abundant promises day and night.
no more doubtful,
she knew that she could cope
with every trial whatever the scope,
for her heart was now full of hope,
because of Him who said
“I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass;
I have purposed it, I will also do it.(1)”
(Scriptural references:John 8:12, 7:38-39, Biblical quote Isaiah 46:11 KJV)
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 21/04/2016