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Developing trust as a necessity

Developing trust as a necessity

Proverbs 3:6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Trust is the currency that completes the transaction with God.

Trusting God is simply believing that He loves you, He’s good, He has the power to help you, He wants to help you, and He will help you. Christians are called believers, but many times, we are more like unbelieving believers. We trust our friends, the bank, the stock market or the government more than we trust God and His Word (Joyce Meyer).

Trusting God means that we are totally relying on His strength, His wisdom, His Spirit, His guidance, His leadership, His integrity and the absolute truth of His WORD.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my Trust Godmouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)

We have been taught to trust our own hearts, feelings, instinct, and those of others. These are not bad at all, but with Jesus in the picture, we transfer the trust from ourselves to Him. As much as we are incline to trust ourselves, we can begin to develop our God given instinct to totally trust and depend on what God says. Trust is something we develop as we make God’s word our number one priority. Saying we trust and actually trusting is two difference things. Believe it or not we need to be developed in our trusting skills. This is necessary when you are consistent in the Word and prayer. We seem to only find trust important when our backs are against the wall. No need to wait until something happens, not when we can work on our trusting skills daily.

My husband and I were faced with a situation that could have shook us up and put us in a place of worry. When the situation developed immediately my mind geared into the word. Scriptures I have been reading over the past weeks, months and years came flooding into my mind. The Holy Spirit help me develop a coping mechanism where the word was in my mouth, my ears, my heart and instructed not to consider the negative. Not to give it the time of day. Not to dwell on it. When things happen, we tend dwell on it and we consider it more than we consider the word. It’s not that it didn’t creep up often, but when it did; the word and the Spirit raise up the standard I needed to stay in faith and to walk in peace. If the Devil can steal your peace, he will because then fear takes over and your mind is consumed in a war zone. It wasn’t long before God worked it out beautifully. Developing trust must start with a conscious and deliberate effort. You must deliberately put the truth in you daily so when you need it the most you’ll have it.

These are some practical things we can do to develop of trusting skills

  • Start considering what God says first, before you consider what the doctor says, or any negative report. Find appropriate scriptures and speak it over and over every day.
  • Bombard your mind with the word. Put it in your eyes, your ears, and rehearse it all day long. Habitually study the Word to really have confidence in God.
  • Keep your mind stayed on God (Isa 26:3).
  • Commit your ways to the Lord (Psalm 37:5). Trust that he will bring it to past.
  • Labor to rest in Him – (Heb. 4:11).
  • Follow His voice-His leading (John 10:25). The good Shepherd will not lead you into destruction and he will not leave you to wander alone.
  • Do not depend on you – Trust Jesus.

The evidence of Trust

The evidence of trust is the refusal to worry.

When you trust you, don’t fuss.

When you trust, you walk in peace.

When you trust, your mind is at ease.

When you trust you have confidence that it is going to be alright.

When you trust you are persuaded that God’s got you.

When you trust you let go and let God.

When you trust you stop focusing on you and you focus on Him- His finished works.

When you trust you stop carrying IT and let Him carry you.

Develop trust in the word now so you have substance to fall back on when you need it.

Be Blessed.

Advancing the Kingdom of God.



I was thinking today, about the vision the Lord has place in my heart, concerning ministry and business. I thought wow, how can I accomplish all these things, when there are so many external things working against me, creating hindrances and blockages. The Holy Spirit is faithful, he stops me, interrupts my thoughts and brings to surface immediately the word of God… Greater is HE (JESUS) who lives in ME than anything in the world. As children of God, we overcome the world, because Jesus has already overcome the world and the good News is, this same Jesus lives in us right now (1 John 4:4). You know, we underestimate the power of JESUS and we overestimate all the other things in the world.


I realize that we may fall down or miss the mark, but that does not mean, we stay down and allow the devil to beat us in the head. In fact, that’s what GRACE is all about. When we fail, or falter, GRACE is there to take us by the hand, raise us up and push us forward. ” And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6).”  We have been raised up with Jesus, placed in an esteem position, where we may see things from God’s perspective.


Whatever is it that God has placed in your heart, DO IT.  Do not be intimidated by the process that you let the dream die, because you can’t see how it is all going to come together. God has the PLAN already designed, tailor made with our specs in mind. The prayer of the righteous avails much. Pray with confidence, that the same God who gives the vision is also well able to accomplish the vision; Thus, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Phil1:6).” I have seen how necessary it is to have absolute faith in God, with the great assurance his word brings; if he began the WORK, then, HE will FINISH the work.

As I reminded myself, I encourage you to join me in declaring, what an amazing God he is, incredible in all his doings, unsearchable in all his ways, unchangeable in his dealings, radical in his approach, all powerful and supreme in who he is and completely above all things this world has ever seen or heard- the God of infinite power and glory. Why not look forward with great expectation to all that God will accomplish through YOU. The first thing God wants us to do is not to figure out how to do it, but to BELIEVE, THAT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, FOR HIM WHO BELIEVE.

Be blessed.

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Faith like Jesus!

Jesus places significant emphasis throughout the gospels on faith, because it is the currency and language of heaven. We know God speaks and understands every language but the one that grabs his attention immediately is faith.

He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm (Matt 8:26).

Jesus was very disappointed in the way his disciples handled the storm. Surely they had no prior warning since the storm arose suddenly. They probably would not have even ventured out into the sea, knowing what a storm is capable of doing. Jesus on the other hand, knew, nothing on earth is hidden from him. 

Faith in the midst of the storm

Jesus was sleeping in the midst of the dangerous waves that were sweeping over the boat. He was sleeping very deeply and comfortably when his disciples frantically wakes him up.  Why did he not wake up when the storms began and the waves were crashing against the boat? He was obviously not bordered or intimidated by the storm, he was not a bit phased by the crashing waves and strong winds. A storm of this kind would awake anyone, even Jesus. Could we deduce that there is nothing that could disrupt the peace of the Prince of peace himself? That’s true, but perhaps, an even more compelling fact is that Jesus wanted to see how his disciples would handle their first storm and how they would use their faith.

Use your authority and Exercise your faith

Jesus knew that his disciples had the same capabilities as he had. They had the same power residing in them to rebuke the winds and the waves just like he had, but they failed to exercise it. Jesus knew that man was created with power to have dominion over, and His job was to restore that dominion to a fallen human race who do not know who they really are, and what they are capable of accomplishing with God on their side. What this storm revealed was the fact that the disciples possessed the authority to speak and declare the word of God just like Jesus did but they lack faith to do it.

Faith to take action

A lack of faith will produce a lack of actions in the right direction. When we are asked to do something, we need to step out and do it, even when we may feel fear and even when we really don’t know what the outcome will be. Jesus addressed the lack of faith, because it hindered the disciples from exercising their God given potential. Faith really means going beyond ourselves and Jesus calls us to think outside the box. Faith is simply trusting in the supernatural ability of God and accessing, all that is already made available to us through the finished works of Jesus Christ.

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Be Strong

Be Strong

A Prayer for your strength in the Lord no matter what!

That you are strong in your weakest moments
That you are strong in the midst of the storm
That you are strong in your darkest hour
That you are strong when you do not understand
That you are strong when things are not going your way
That you are strong when all hell is breaking loose
That you are strong when life takes an unexpected turn
That you are strong when facing your Goliath
That you are strong when the mountain stands before you
That you are strong when sickness faces you
That you are strong when you don’t know why you need to be strong
That you are strong because JESUS is your strength.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

The secret to applying your faith

Never quit on your faith

What caused Abraham to believe when there was nothing of substance to believe in? According to Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV).” The only thing Abraham had working for him perfectly was his faith. His body was dead and his wife’s body was dead. There was no substance in the natural to depend on. “Against all hope Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations… Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was dead- since he was about a hundred years old- and Sarah’s womb was also dead (Rom.s 4:18).” Although Abraham knew what the facts were he also knew what the truth was and he chose the truth above the facts. He knew what God said to him and regardless of what the natural situation revealed in his body he chose to believe God.

What will you consider?

What you consider all of the time, is what your heart becomes soften to and what you fail to consider that’s what your heart becomes harden to. Thus, instead of considering the issues, consider what God’s promises say to about it. Be like Abraham, who had opportunities to waver in his faith but he took none. He did not allow himself to waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God. Our preoccupation on the demands of life and our inability to perform, will always cause us to end up in frustration, but when our focused is on Jesus our supernatural supply, we will always end up in sweet assurance and blessings. Faith wastes no time considering the demands, the lack, the hurt, the sickness, the financial issues; faith spends time considering the supply of Jesus’ supernatural power that is made available to deal with the scarcity in our lives.

Faith was all the substance Abraham needed and based on his fore-knowledge of God, he had all the evidence and confidence he needed to bring into manifestation the promise seed-Isaac. While Abraham and Sarah’s biological clock was ticking away until there was no more time on it, God’s miracle clock never stop working. God’s clock does not measure in human time or distance. God had already set in motion to give Abraham a son of covenant, it was a done deal with God. What Abraham did not know was that God is not moved by human inability, but by human faith. Abraham was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God (Roms. 4:20).

What will you put to work faith or fear?

Isn’t it interesting how God shows you these magnanimous things and tells you that what he wants you to do them, but you are so far away from it, it will take a miracle to get you close. How interesting would it be that, the Lord reveals to you that you would be preaching the gospel around the world when you can barely get around your city much less your county or state. Where does your faith lie today? It really does not matter because all you need is a little mustard seed faith according to Jesus. The greatest place to be in your faith is to be fully persuaded that the God of Abraham then, is your God today and he has the power to do what he had promised. Give ear and attention to his word, they are spirit and life. Consider his truth and believe him, only believe him.

Be blessed.
Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Faith that refuses to give up

Faith laneFaith that refuses to give up

Have you ever wondered how important your faith is in the praying and receiving process? It is absolutely necessary to understand how vital our faith is in the whole matter. No one knows when, where, or how an answer will come from God, or if he will answer the way we are expecting. No ONE has such inside information. There is no certainty in God’s response to our requests. However, Jesus said, HAVE FAITH IN GOD and whatsoever you ask for in PRAYER believe that you receive it and it will be yours (Mark 11:22, 24). Anyone can pray for anything but not everyone truly believes his or her prayer will be answered. Where do you stand today?

Let’s consider an encounter the two blind men had with Jesus in Matthew 9:27-29. Let’s observe the conversation between them and Jesus. The blind men cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” Jesus asked the blind men, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Their response was, “Yes, Lord,” with that response Jesus touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.”

Why didn’t Jesus simply heal the men and send them on their way?

Not even Jesus in his sovereignty could perform miracles without the currency of heaven- faith. Jesus has the goods but we must exercise faith to move things from Jesus’ hands, into our hands and into manifestation. Faith is the currency that earth must use to bring into manifestation the supernatural of heaven. For without faith it is impossible to please God. If anyone comes to God, he must first believe that God exists and he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Heb. 11:6).

Although Jesus is God his hands are tied when we are not walking in faith. Matthew 9:1-2 shows where Jesus performed healing on a paralytic man lying on a mat, who was brought to him by some men. Jesus favorably responded to their expression of faith and healed him. In Matthew 9:22, Jesus commended the woman with the issue of blood who pressed through the crowd and intercepted Jesus’ journey so that she could receive her long awaited healing. She expressed great faith in Jesus to make her whole. She was deemed unclean and was fully aware that she could contaminate others (including Jesus) who came in direct contact with her. Jesus told her “Your faith has healed you.” In essence, the work is done by faith. Another miracle story in Matthew 9:24, demonstrates the need for faith in order for a miracle to take place. Jesus put out the crowd of people who were wailing in the ruler’s house over his daughter’s death. They were put out because they lacked faith in Jesus. If they had believed Jesus they would not have mocked him. He needed those who believe to stay with him in the room. The Centurion’s faith was also another miracle encounter, where Jesus commended him for his exercise of faith. Jesus told him directly, “I have to tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.”

In all these stories and accounts of miracles Jesus performed, one common element that runs throughout each, is faith.

Put your Faith to action

 You might say, well, my situation is so different, I have prayed and prayed for God to come through and nothing happened. This is not going to work, it just don’t seem possible. Well, I just want to urge you to get off your high horse and throw away all the negative sayings and simply approach Jesus with your situation. Don’t let past disappointments, or past experiences rob you from believing Jesus and seeing his power manifested in your life. I have prayed for God to work in situations and it did not happen the way I expected, in fact in some cases they actually went contrary to my expectations.

Believe and receive according to Mark 11:24. Not because you prayed for a person and nothing happened or the situation grew worse, means that God fell off his throne or faith in God is no longer needed, because you concluded that prayer does not work. That’s far from the truth. You can lose anything in life, but do not lose or cast away your confidence in God, it has great recompense of reward (Hebrews 10:35).  The approach to take is the one taken by all the people who needed a miracle from Jesus. They did not let their circumstances (past or present) stop them from reaching out to him. Not even their pride to say the least. It is time to transfer trust from yourself and your efforts to Jesus, who is well able to perform the miracle. So take the trust away from the doctors, medications, job, spouse, co-worker, friend, children, relative or anything that you have trusted more than you did Jesus. These things are necessary, but never give them the place of God in your life.

Now what is faith? Really!

Faith is simply believing Jesus.

Believing in the One who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we may ask or think according to the power that is at work in us. Like Jesus told the two blind men, “According to your faith let it be done to you”. Faith is refusing to let go of your confidence in God and no matter what happens stay in the faith lane.

Recommended Reading

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Faith in Prayer – What happens when your faith fails?

Believing God and walking in confidence

God wants you to believe him and walk in confidence!

A very important part of our Christian experience comes from believing God. When you are confronted with a situation that requires much more than you can humanly possibly give, what will you do? David says “Trust in the Lord and be of good courage (Psalm 27:14).” We are careful to trust God for certain things, but when it comes to our future, crafts, careers and what’s in our hands, we tend to focus in on our self efforts. Discovering the world of greatness that God has in-store, awaits all who rely on him for help.  When David admonishes us to trust in the Lord he was speaking from experience. When David admonishes us to trust in the Lord he was speaking from experience.

There are some significant lessons that we can learn from David’s “God confidence” and allowing God to perfect his craft.

David came onto the scene upon his father’s request to take food and inquire of his brothers’ wellbeing. There he heard Goliath, the champion of the Philistines of Gath, hurling insults at the army of the Living God (1 Sam 17:23).

David’s “God confidence” kicks in

King Saul was told about David’s boldness and sent for him. What would cause this king to send for a young and inexperienced boy? Saul was desperate, forty days of Goliath’s threats were too long (1Samuel 17:8 -11). He needed a quick, workable plan. David encouraged Saul not to let any man’s heart fail because he will take on this Philistine.

What would cause David to stand boldly before the king and make such a promise, when he had never been in such a battle before? David’s “God confidence” kicks in. There was no doubt in his mind that Goliath would fall today. There was no fear, hesitation, indecisiveness in his heart concerning this battle. He was audacious and more courageous than the sum total of all Israel’s warriors together. His boldness captured the attention of King Saul and pushed him to believe as well.

Sharpening your skills

David was sharping his skills in the fields with the bear, the lion and whatever else. When you think of a little boy and a sling in an open field all day long, this would be a craft he would learn and master very quickly. David was sharp with his sling, it was a perfect tool in his hands, but yet he did not placed confidence in this tool alone, to get the job done. David knew he had the craft down packed, hitting Goliath square between his eyes on his forehead, was nothing short of a master marks man. Yet the power of God was needed to do a precise job. Don’t forget Goliath had his helmet, his shield and his breastplate on, he was well protected. Like David said to him; bravely, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head (1 Samuel 17: 45)”. David’s skill could take him thus far, but God’s power completed the assignment.

While you may have confidence in yourself and your craft, still put God first. God- reliance is healthier than self- reliance. Even if you are an expert, put God first. There may be a battle, test, trial, situation that your craft is not equipped enough to handle. There your “God confidence” kicks in. Let God take your abilities to another level. Express confidence in God and his ability to work miracles in your life. Sharpen your skills in the word of God, feed your spirit with the Daily Word and release it in the sling of prayer. Do not take it for granted, your prayer life cannot be successful without the word.  Take time to put the word of God in you and when you need your “God confidence” to kick in it will.

May your faith be stronger today than it ever was.

Walk in God confidence today!

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Faith in Prayer – What happens when your faith fails?

Faith in prayerYou might say, how could my faith fail me?

That’s just not possible! But Jesus told Simon (Peter) behold Satan desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for you that your faith fail not (Luke 22:31-32). A failing faith is possible and Jesus knew it.  Jesus asked the question, “When the Son of man comes, will he find faith in the earth (Luke 18:8)?” Jesus prayed not that Satan would leave Peter alone, stay away from him, or not sift him as wheat, instead; He prayed, that regardless of what Satan tries to do to Peter, Peter’s faith would not quit.

When your faith fails, this is as if the bottom drops out

This is where; worry steps in, intimidation steps in, fear steps in, doubt steps in, defeat steps in and eventually you give into your situations and limitations. Your confidence in God is shaken and His ability to accomplish His divine plan, diminishes, and life flows downhill from there.

Jesus knew how important it was, for Peter’s faith to be secure

If you consider a house for example; its foundation is firm and steady, but this does not mean that the house will not be shaken by natural disasters, simply because, its foundation is secure. It will be shaken. However, the house will remain standing once it is able to withstand the pressure of the storm beating against it. The same with Faith, Peter’s faith might have been shaken and tested, but failing, NO. Jesus saw the well-orchestrated, determined plan of the devil to not only attack Peter, but a fully conceived plot to destroy him. The attack on Peter was not only against him, but on the very purpose to which God had called him and the body of Christ at large.

How many times did you buckle under pressure and fall prey to the devils’ devices and deceptions?

Peter denied Jesus and was overtaken with guilt and shame, as he cried bitterly (Luke 22:56- 62). Jesus knew what was going to happen to Peter and He provided all Peter needed to keep his faith standing. Jesus knows everything that you and I will face and the good thing is, he has already made a way of escape. He has won the victory. Don’t treat your failures, short-comings or mistakes, like they take God by surprise. Jesus made provisions for your weaknesses. Don’t think because you might have failed in a situation, that your faith has failed. Your faith is already secured in Jesus’ finished work. It is not your righteousness that you stand in, but his. He made you righteous the day you believed in Him. Your faith is the most powerful thing that you use to access God. Do not take your faith lightly. The devil wants to shatter your faith, pull you away from God and ultimately destroy you. There is nothing that you can do to stop God’s love from coming to you and your faith works by love. Therefore, strengthen your faith by being secure in God’s love. There is no situation too peculiar or unusual in anyway that your faith cannot work in.

Jesus did not count Peter out, when he made a mistake

Jesus knew that Peter’s faith will propel him to greater heights, than the depths his failure could ever sink him into. Don’t forget, it was this same Peter who received the revelation that Jesus was the Christ the Son of the living God. Peter was the one who stood up on the day of Pentecost to defend the Pentecost experience, that many Jews and devout Christians thought was strange (Acts 2:1-22). It was Peter who was used by the Holy Spirit to convert and baptize Cornelius (Acts 10:1-47). Peter was not perfect, but he became one of the prominent apostles in his time and made astounding contributions to the building of the early church. Not only was Peter’s faith restored and fortified; it was also strong enough to strengthen the brethren.

Get back on the faith train

If by chance your faith has failed, simply ask Jesus to help you and He will. His love never fails and never gives up on you. For those of you who have experienced struggles I pray that your faith does not fail you, regardless of what you are facing today, pray in faith believing. God hears the prayer of faith. You might feel just as 2 Corinthians 4:8 describes; “Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” You are more than conquerors with Jesus on your side, so get up, dust yourself off, and get right back on the faith train.

Advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth!