AN HOUR LATE BUT STILL ON TIME…

I delight in the fact that though I woke up one hour late, God still choreographed my program to happen as per usual and I arrived even 5mins earlier than my usual arrival time.

Dear Friends,
I experienced a roller-coaster of events this morning. From snoozing my alarm to meeting a guardian angel in a man’s body and finally running to work yo! It was too much.

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Okay, let me bring you all up to speed. My alarm is set to ring at 4:40a.m from Monday to Friday. I wake up, make a thanksgiving prayer for a night well spent, and surrender my entire day to God and cover my going out and coming in with the blood of Jesus. I then wash my face, brush my teeth, dress up and leave for work.
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I know you already wondering why don’t I take a bath before leaving for work and I am a lady…lol…, I don’t take a bath because my morning routine involve leaving the house at 5a.m dressed in my workout gear, walk for a distance of 15k.m. to the city center where I work. I arrive at the office at 7a.m go the gym which is in the same building because it is a benefit from my employer.
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At the gym I find other staff members who had arrived earlier some on the treadmill warming up, some weightlifting and some in the class which goes on till 7:30 a.m. We have different classes at the gym each day overseen by different instructors. So, I usually enjoy the class for 30mins then take a divine hot bath before reporting to my desk at 8:20a.m.
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I have gotten used to this routine because it positively affects my mood and energy the entire day to an extent that I feel it has become my addiction.
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Fast forward to what happened this morning. I snoozed my alarm accidentally and ended up waking up at 6.a.m. I was confused, disappointed and everything awful. One hour was limited for me to still go through my usual routine but the addiction in me did not want to drive to work, I still wanted to cover my usual distance, enjoy the class, and arrive at work high on endorphins which gives me maximum satisfaction. If you have ever been addicted to something you will understand me. If you are lucky to have not been an addict just enjoy the story.
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So I brushed and washed my face, dressed up and jumped out of the house. My decision was, I was going to pay a guy with a motorbike for the first 5km-the stretch between my house and the main highway and then walk the rest of the 10k.m on the highway. This is because by 6a.m there’s already traffic on that stretch caused by so many morning runners who live around my neighborhood.

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While at the gate, I met a guy getting on a motorcycle and ask him to drop me at the highway which he accepted. All this time I thought he was a motorcycle guy who is at work. Shock on me when he stopped the motorcycle to drop me at the highway, I handed him the payment and he turned it down claiming, the motorcycle belongs to him, and he was just riding to work too turns out he wasn’t doing business. That was literally Angel Gabriel in a human body because currently petrol is expensive no one would dare offer free lifts?
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Anyhoo, I thanked him and as he rode on to the opposite direction on the highway, I checked my watch, and it was now 6:10a.m. I decided I was going to run continuously for the rest of the 10k.m.
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So I connected my headphones Bluetooth to my phone, put on my favorite playlist and hit the road…that was fun. I felt as though I was acting in an action movie, and I was Batman…And voila!! I arrived at the office gate at 6:55a.m. which was 5mins earlier than my normal arrival time.
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My favorite song on the playlist is this song by Hill song titled Running: https://youtu.be/3SnnB4slbxM and the one scriptures that was constantly on my mind while on that move was;
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Isaiah 41:31
…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they WILL RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY; they will walk and not be faint.
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I was also reminded of the story of Lazarus whom Jesus arrived at His home four days late after he was buried but the Bible records that even four days later Jesus was still on time to raise His friend Lazarus from the dead.
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I delight in the fact that though I woke up one hour late, God still choreographed my program to happen as per usual and I arrived even 5mins earlier than my usual arrival time.
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God bless the heart of the stranger who gave me a free ride on his own motorcycle for the 5km though I may not know Him God knows him. May He meet Him at his point of need because he showed me the unconditional love of Christ the first thing in the morning.
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…. And God bless you all for reading my blog.
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Cheers
The Godly Princess.

A TALE OF TWO KINGS!

Scriptures gives us a story of two kings ( David and Saul ) who sat on a throne at different times. David in a fit of passion, committed adultery with his neighbor’s wife, and then plotted to have his neighbor killed. Such a string of ‘serious’ sins by our standards, yet, when the story of his life was told, this King was called a man after God’s own heart.
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By contrast, King Saul, his predecessor’s sin was relatively ‘insignificant’, he was only guilty of ‘incomplete’ obedience. His sin looked only like  a  ‘procedural assumption’ . But it cost him his kingdom, his life, and his family.
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What was the difference?
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In both cases, the individuals had sinned.The difference was not so much in the nature or magnitude of their sin, but in their response when confronted with their sin.
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When King Saul was confronted with his sin, he defended, justified, and excused himself, blamed others, and tried to cover up both the sin and its consequences. He also made light of the sin.
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In short, his response revealed a proud, unbroken heart. On the other hand, when King David was faced with his sin, he was willing to acknowledge his failure, to take personal responsibility for his wrongdoing, and to repent of his sin.
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His response was that of a humble, broken man. And his was the heart that God honored.
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It is not how ‘big’ or ‘insignificant’ the sin committed looks like, but it is how we respond when confronted with our sins that matters and puts us in the path of receiving God’s mercy and forgiveness!
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Most of us ( including myself) take time to explain our sins, excuse ourselves for the wrongdoings, don’t take responsibility as we pass the blame to others. We also make light of our sins as we tend to downgrade them from sins to just ‘small mistakes’ a times using terms like ‘having an affair’ instead of adultery or fornication.

Some of us take time to prove that we are right as we look for support or ‘understanding’ from others with our similar opinions. In our generation, many Christians have perfected some  ‘holy disobedience’ where we simply ignore the calls to repentance but continue with our church attendance and ministry service – giving a semblance of things being alright, yet we are disobedient and unbroken .
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Other Christians change churches or fellowship when confronted with sin in their lives. They go looking for  ‘grace’ ,   ‘understanding’ or sympathy from those who can ‘understand’ them.
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All these are displays of unbroken spirit, unrepentant heart, unteachable spirit and disobedient people .
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How broken are you this morning as you head for the worship service? How do you respond when confronted about sin in your life by your spiritual authorities, friends, fellow brethren or  by the Holy Spirit through other means?
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God help us this morning to have a contrite and broken spirit like that of King David!
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Have a great Sunday worship service and a blessed week!
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Happy Father’s Day to All the father’s around the world 🌍
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Dear Reader✨
Thank you for checking out my blog post. Are you ready to ask God to direct your life? Why not pray this simple prayer right now and by faith invite God to fill you with His Spirit:

Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If so, bow in prayer and trust God to fill you with the Holy Spirit right now.

Thanks for reading! Blessings and prayers to you!

WHEN HASTE MAKES WASTE!

When we get older so much of life looks different. So much former frenzy seems foolish. And when we finally lie on our deathbed, a lot of the jitters of our life will look ridiculous and such a waste!

Dear Friends,
Isaiah 28:16 says;
“He who believes shall not be in haste.”
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He who believes what? 
That God is God, and is always at work for those who trust Him.
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Haste makes waste. Waste of peace. Waste of health. Waste of joy. Yes, waste of time. And at times waste of resources.
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The Lord is never in haste for He has all things under control. What a steady power should mark us, His people!
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I can for sure admit that some of the issues that have caused me sleepless nights, untold worry and frenzy have finally ended up being fixed by God with such an ease and in a manner I didnt even expect.
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The worry, the frenzy, the panic, the anxiety and the haste I had didn’t contribute positively to the solution.
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When we get older so much of life looks different. So much former frenzy seems foolish. And when we finally lie on our deathbed, a lot of the jitters of our life will look ridiculous and such a waste!
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So why not learn it now? In the words of Isaiah 28:16, “He who believes shall not be in haste.”

We dishonor God by our fretful hurrying.

For a fact, we don’t need to be in a hurry, panic or frenzy for Gods purpose to be fulfilled.
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When Paul says, “The life I live, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me,” he means: “Moment by moment I feel confident that the love which moved Jesus to the cross for me is also moving him now to work in my circumstances for my good.”
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That’s why Paul could say, “I have learned in whatever state I am to be content ” (Philippians 4:11).
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He believed in the present power and goodness of God and so he was not in haste: no frenzy, no jitters, no anxiety.
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We dishonor God by our fretful hurrying.
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The children of the king do not panic when they lose their keys or when things don’t seem to go their way.
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Picture an Israeli at the Red Sea as Pharaoh approaches from behind.
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After too much complaining to Moses, he gets into much haste and in a great frenzy, moving about preparing some sort of a boat.
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He  fetches wood and rope and pitch and tools, even staying up late working.
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Then early one morning a great pain grips his chest, and his left arm goes numb and he becomes paralyzed.
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Then the last thing he sees is the waters of the Red Sea opened with one divine whisper, and the people walking through to safety, leaving his small incomplete boat behind!
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Child of God, your God never sleeps or slumbers.
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Do not fret or be anxious. Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. He is at work for you right now. Trust Him. Have your cool. For “he who believes shall not be in haste.”
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Don’t let anxiety rule you ! Trust the Lord in all circumstances …..and more so during this period of uncountable uncertainties
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Have a blessed week!

WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT!

You are in excellent company if you seem to have spent a long time waiting and  crying in pained desperation, ‘ how long?’.

Dear Friends,
We have been conditioned to have it our way and right away. First it was instant pain killers then fast food and instant coffee; then it was everything else instant as well. But our dislike for waiting isn’t just the product of social trends and generational shifts; it is an expression of something profoundly human.

The pains of waiting seem even more pronounced if we compare ourselves to our peers , friends and everyone around us who seems to be doing much better than us.

Have you ever waited for something from God patiently and for a long time , seemingly  using up all of your faith backed with endurance , perseverance and …hehee….even longsuffering…and still nothing but silence comes out , and faith seems to stand alone at the end sheepishly and embarrassingly empty-handed.

I have heard instances like ~the doctor delayed the diagnosis; I waited in faith, and now I have cancer. I thought my boyfriend was going to propose; I waited in faith, and he broke up with me. We tried months, and then years; I waited in faith, and we never got pregnant ; I have kept myself sexually pure awaiting my marriage and so far no right partner has come my way and age is catching up with me quite fast and so on and so forth~

Friends, have you waited for even your first job while your friends are in their fifth jobs, waited for your first car , house or even basics like food or rent when it is way past the deadlines? Have you ever known the pain of perpetually struggling in what others seems to do with ease?

In these instances, Scripture can feel like nothing more than empty words. There is no answer for these sufferings, except that God is God. But that a times leaves us with a tension that is, at least emotionally, irresolvable.

We ask why God would put us through a difficult season of waiting only to pull the rug out from under us, and we question his trustworthiness, his character, and even his love.

You are in excellent company if you seem to have spent a long time waiting and  crying in pained desperation, ‘ how long?’.

Your patience diminish. Anger builds. A sobering fact, however, sleeps in  Bible statistics that you are in the company of great people like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus….. And the list could be endless all who went through some long waiting.

Waiting is a fundamental spiritual principle. For example, it is ‘through faith and patience that God’s promises become reality in our lives.

“If God really loved me , He would act differently and help me quickly ” is a thought that may often sneak in, but  what we are actually saying is, “if God cared for us as little as we do for ourselves; if he were as shortsighted as us; if he knew as little as we do; he would immediately gratify us”.

“If God were as dumb as us, there would be no delay “.We have every reason to revel in the certainty that our Lord does not share our inadequacies.

God is good, and that has cash value for our lack today . He tells us to persistently ask him (Luke 18:7–8). He tells us to, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these [material] things will be added to you ”  (Matthew 6:33). . . somehow. And he tells us to trust that his timing is perfect ( Psalm 31:14–15).

Let us do that with the lowest bit of materialistic entitlement, and the highest confidence we can muster. If we knew every variable in our circumstances as God does, we would readily admit that God’s timeline for blessing us is perfectly appropriate.

Below are some lessons from waiting on God;

⭐ When God says, ‘No’ or  ‘Later,’ He turns up the emotional volume knob to reveal what’s in our heart.

⭐God blesses us with the fullness of himself through the momentary incompleteness of his material provision.

⭐ God never promises a reason. He rarely offers an answer. He will always offer himself.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 says;
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

Have a hopeful and successful month 6!

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Dear Reader✨
Thank you for checking out my blog post. Are you ready to ask God to direct your life? Why not pray this simple prayer right now and by faith invite God to fill you with His Spirit:

Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If so, bow in prayer and trust God to fill you with the Holy Spirit right now.

Thanks for reading! Blessings and prayers to you!

BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

If you remain silent, relief and deliverance will indeed still rise from somewhere else, but you will perish, because your safety is a myth.

Dear WordPress Friends,
Like Queen Esther enjoying the trappings of achievement, opulence and good life, could you have settled in your current lifestyle or setup, detached  from the problems of the majority around you? Could you be strategically avoiding to be involved in other people’s affairs as a means of protecting oneself from people’s affairs, their unending needs and create space for enjoying your blessings and even growing more and more?

Could you have made strategic choices to avoid some people, yes some family members, some relatives, some church members, some former classmates…and too bad, some seemingly costly but Godly courses, all in a bid to protect your family, your wealth, your safety, your privacy or your comfort?

Who will awaken you to the reality of your current and urgent Godly assignment? Who will open your eyes for you to see that your current opportunities, status, position  and resources are not just for you to enjoy and feel good about but for accomplishing greater godly tasks?

While Queen Esther was basking in the glory of her status in the palace and enjoying the wonderful lifestyle in there, Satan through Harman had plotted to wipe out her Jewish tribe from the Kingdom. In her safety and haven, a policy was being put in place that would not only endanger her people but herself too. In her feeling of security, she was quite insecure. Her security was a myth!

Don’t ever sit pretty in your comfort as your neighbors wallow in poverty, lack and all manner of hardships. Don’t think you are safe because you can afford food, a good house and access healthcare while the many of those around you struggle in lack. Don’t be indifferent to the issues of others around you especially if they seem not to be concerning you. Most importantly, don’t be deaf and blind to what God is doing in your church, community and nation.

Thank God that Queen Esther, though in the safety of the palace security, still kept contact with her uncle Mordecai. Thank God she still kept contact and maintained some access to someone who knew her background and her destiny.

In your current lifestyle and status, do you have anyone who can access you and remind you of your godly assignment? Is there a friend, a family member, anyone who has deep insight, perception and spiritual understanding who can access you? Yes one with courage enough to confront you and shake you back to your godly destiny? One who can remind you of your godly roots? Or have you surrounded yourself with new found allies, people of the same thinking and class, people detached from God’s big agenda?

Are you a disciple of the modern, posh brand of Christianity which is a captive of selfish ambition and materialism? The one which sees enemy in every family member, relative, neighbour or friend and pushes one into seclusion in the name of enjoying one’s blessing and being secure from trouble ?

Are you sitting pretty, detached, unconcerned and indifferent to the status of things in your family, neighborhood, country or church? Can’t you be deeply moved into some godly actions by the bad state of your family members, your neighbors and friends? Well, you are not God to offer solutions to all the problems of people around you, but can’t you even have a burden to pray? Have you instead built a wall, secluded yourself or ran away to hide in some seemingly secure and comfortable place.

Yes, beware, the same problems you are running away from will engulf you sooner or later. You will sooner or later be facing the consequences of the same. Your safety is a myth. Better rise up, use your resources, your position, your influence, you networks, your education and your power to create solutions for others too.

Because if you remain silent, relief and deliverance will indeed still rise from somewhere else, but you will perish, because your safety is a myth.

Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

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Thank you for reading my blog post but I have one more question to live you with today, Are you ready to ask God to direct your life? Why not pray this simple prayer right now and by faith invite God to fill you with His Spirit:

Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If so, bow in prayer and trust God to fill you with the Holy Spirit right now.

Thanks for reading! Blessings and prayers to you!

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What Are You Thinking?

Philippians 2:5 KJB, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” This tells us that we are to have the mind of Christ. His way of thinking should always be our standard. When we think like Jesus, it will keep us safe from the enemy’s wicked schemes. Because the enemy is […]

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RELAX AND LET GO!!


REFERENCE SCRIPTURE:

Leviticus 25:40
” But during the seventh year, you must let the land rest. This will be a special time to honor the Lord. You must not plant seed in your field or trim your vineyards”

Dear Friends, One of the most effective ways to release a back spasm is to relax; tension and wincing only makes the situation worse.

This is the power of letting go. Most people don’t associate power with letting go. We are more likely to think of power as holding on and pressing on. Yet sometimes, the most effective thing that we can do to help our situation is to let go of it.

The message today is that there are times in life when we need to let go instead of working ourselves beyond our capacity. There are times that we need to let go and recognize that only God is truly in control.

For some of us, this may mean taking a step back from managing every aspect of our finances, both current and future. We need to do our best, but then trust God for this day and the future. Other times, we may need to let go of working on our children. We are constantly pulling out their weeds and trying to help them blossom. But sometimes, we need to let go for a bit so that they can grow on their own.

There are times when we need to let ourselves go. In our effort to be the best version of ourselves, we can set unfair expectations and create unrealistic to-do lists. Yet, in order to be our best we need time to rest, recalibrate, and reconnect with God. This is the power of letting go.

In any situation where we find ourselves stuck and that life is beyond our control, the antidote is always to submit to God. When we let go and have faith, we become more open to receive His unlimited blessings.

This week, let us relax and let go✨

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Dear Reader✨
Thank you for checking out my blog post. Are you ready to ask God to direct your life? Why not pray this simple prayer right now and by faith invite God to fill you with His Spirit:

Dear Father, I need you. I acknowledge that I have sinned against you by directing my own life. I thank you that You have forgiven my sins through Christ’s death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. As an expression of my faith, I thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If so, bow in prayer and trust God to fill you with the Holy Spirit right now.

Thanks for reading! Blessings and prayers to you!

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