Jumping the Hurdles

Everyone has a test to pass, a barricade to overcome. It doesn’t have to always be spiritual but it is as known “Life is spiritual.” Yes, life itself is spiritual. Just because we walk physically, eat, sleep, drink doesn’t make it all just a physical thing.

Life is spiritual! Connecting with people, networking, finding a reason so deep yet unknown to like or dislike a people for the first time without talking or knowing them.

Mark 11:3-4 “And He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a copy tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it *for he will release it to you because he has been ordained in the spirit to give it to me*.
And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘ The LORD has need of it.’ and immediately he will send it here.” The Gideons International Bible
* added emphasis

To fulfill the calling of GOD in our lives, we have to have an understanding of our purpose. This purpose implore us to seek what we need at each step without fear of resistance in order to move to the next level to fulfilling our destiny.

1. Intimate Relationship with GOD:
Friends, as I myself walk through the test of faith, one thing that keeps me from frustration or constant worrying is my friendship with the Holy Spirit.

To say the truth, at a first you might want to say faith but I want to tell you that my Friend, Holy Spirit is the one who helps me to keep faith! He encourages me. You see faith is easy to let to go of, and much easier to waiver from without the Holy Spirit as your closest friend. It’s true.

This morning, a remarkable thing happened. I actually thought I had left my phone singing songs all through the night. It was so loud in my ears. I told myself my phone battery would definitely have been drained by now. It was so loud I wanted to so badly turn it off. But to my greatest surprise as I struggled to open my eyes and find my phone, I discovered my phone wasn’t the one singing. Then the song continue longer in my heart. Before it was as if someone had placed an MP by my ears. The song was “Faith by J. Moss”. I hadn’t heard that song in a very, very, very long while. So hearing with J. Moss’ voice, I just had to believe it was his.

Holy Spirit, my Papa, had sent His word to me today through that song. To walk, live, eat and sleep by faith and not be afraid or moved. All I needed was faith in Him.

So you see, I continue to hold on to faith not because I am so strong to have faith but because He helps me keep up faith. Thank You Papa. I love You!

This also taught me a lesson. Things and people you listen to are very important to make or mar your destiny. That song was used to strengthen me. The devil can also bring up wrong songs and friends you listen to, to affect you negatively. Be wise!

2. Knowing GOD’s Will for your life
The truth about this is that you can not know it all. But the LORD is faithful to give you that which you need to walk and work with. Imagine your whole life ahead of displayed in front of you.

As nice as it may seem, you wouldn’t get the fun of going through life with much expectations anymore. Nor would give the necessary thanksgiving to GOD, you’ll just say, ‘Yes, yes, that’s what He showed me already’ or ‘if I tried this rather than what He showed me, let see what will happen’.

I love the fact that GOD gives us a glimpse to those who seek Him to know His will. It just always rightly enough to stir up our spirit to do all we can to fulfill the goal. And as we go forward, He continues to unveil what, where and how next to go.

If you feel like you are still stuck in a level for to long, it may be because of some reasons:
i. You haven’t asked the LORD to reveal to you the source of your stagnancy and the solution out of it. When He does, faithfully obey. Don’t question what He showed you! Sometimes, it may be hard to believe but we just got to trust Him and know that He isn’t a liar.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of GOD our Saviour. Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” The Gideons International Bible

ii. You haven’t done as the LORD revealed at all or well enough to move forward. Just like you have to get a minimum score to Elementary school to enter Junior school. Same goes, GOD loves us to well and wants to ensure that we reach the goal complete and without defects.

Heb.12:11 “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those that have been trained by it.” The Gideons International Bible

iii. Spiritual forces

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the ruler of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” The Gideons International Bible

The Bible tells us that JESUS has been given a name that is above all and every other name in the heavens, earth and below the earth (this includes the seas).

Daniel 10:12-13 “Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.” NIV Bible

This confirms to us then that there is a spirit of delay. There are also spirits of failure, confusion, distraction. The Bible indicates to us there is a spirit of fear. Hence, there must be a spirit of distraction, procastination and doubt.

JESUS, in the Bible and even now, commands us to cast out these devils and resist them in His name. But He also tell us that to maintain this deliverance we must submit all our will including our thoughts, acts and words to GOD. All pointers that the devil may want to use a device against us; to contradict ourselves.

James 4:7-8 “Therefore submit to GOD. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to GOD and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” The Gideons International Bible

Wearing the whole armour of GOD, identifying and subduing the spiritual force, and submitting to GOD further emphasizes the need for us to develop and retain an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit of GOD.

You see friends, a lamp without oil is insignificant.

Psalms 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light my path.” The Gideons International Bible

What makes the lamp give light to the path – the Oil. This Oil is the Holy Spirit. The Lamp is the Word of GOD. The Oil made the lamp fulfill its function. JESUS says:

John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” NIV Bible

He has been given the authority and fullness from our Father to help us and guide us all the way. He is one with GOD, not greater not lesser but Equal with our Father. He is the Spirit of our Father and the Spirit of King JESUS.
All hail our LORD!

2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” NIV Bible

The target we implore this week is to:
1. Develop your relationship with Holy Spirit as you would with a friend. They say there aren’t any silly questions. So you can ask how He is, how is His doing? What He will like to do, to join you as you eat, watch a movie together, greet Him different hours of the day, ask to go out with you _ just you would a true friend.

You see GOD desires deeper relationship with us than He is up and we are down. Papa came down to be with us at the request of our Father and it isn’t nice to push Him away or neglect Him. He is going to be with us now and forever even if we believe or not. I just love Him. Faithful to the end! 

2. Reconcile your relationship with Papa. If you have neglected or just not really care about Him over the past few days, months or even years. He still loves you. Always has, always will. Come back home child! Dine together again. You can’t do anything without Him.

1 John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” NIV Bible

3. Write down 3 significant dreams even if they don’t make seem that you get this week.

4. Work on the plans and assignments GOD has given you in the past. Open up old notes, diaries not for the pain of the past but to give insight to the future. You can never tell what you must have missed. Smile that you have overcome!
Also, work on new ones He gives you now! Greater heights, friends!

5. Stay on the word but don’t do it without calling the Holy Spirit, our Papa for guidance.

6. Identify hindrances you have noticed that  affect you and ask Holy Spirit to lead youin prayer against them. Important: don’t pray on your own. Ask Holy Spirit to help you first then V.I.C.T.O.R.Y.

7. Show the love of GOD this week by making sure to help at least one person it could be an elderly one, child, teenage, just anybody no matter how little.

Stay Safe, Be safe

May His Spirit continually be with us!

Written by H.S and P.M. copyright

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