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ASK GOD TO GROW THAT WEAK SPOT

Human nature tends to criticize or point fingers to areas of inadequacies or lack. Ministries and churches get brunt of these based on peoples’ needs. Likewise, people may be hard on themselves because of the weakness they have. My encouragement to you this week is to ASK GOD TO FIX THAT WEAK SPOT!

As believers, we are in the process of being perfected slowly by slowly. Final perfection will come in eternity with Jesus. Consider that any stage of life is a process of being perfected. So is the Church, so is the ministry, so are the pastors. So, should you see a weak area in your church, or an area that is lacking- (1) pray and ask God to grow and mature that area; whether it is in a department or person. (2) Second ask God for what you can do to improve that area. It may be an idea, a recommendation or personal involvement. (3) The next step is to share those ideas or recommendations respectfully with the church leaders, person or leader.

Don’t be quick to critizing, judge, or point fingers at the weakness of others. Avoid sabotaging or holding others siege with demands because of your discontent. If you are convinced that you need to move on, do so respectively. There is a way of ending relationships respectively and in love. Avoid getting involved in unproductive rumors or spreading your discontent about the person, church, ministry or minister.

You see the weak spot is a like as seed. Naturally, seeds are fragile. They can be squashed, trampled on or destroyed. When sown in fertile soil, these same seeds thrive. You are that fertile soil. Fertile means, tilted, fertilized, mature, nourished; made ready to nurture the seed to maturity. You are that fertile soil. You are the temple of the Lord; you are God’s righteous, a holy nation, a peculiar person, filled with the Holy Spirit, equipped and called to great works-refined regularly and transformed from glory to glory.  Surrender that weak area to the Lord. Surrendering the weak area is like placing the seed in the soil. So, submit the weak area to the mighty God who now lives in you!

Personally, if you have an area of weakness, don’t beat yourself either. Commit that area to the Lord also. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit- “Holy Spirit expose and show me how to improve this area. Holy Spirit, breath, water, grow this spot”. Luke 11:11 says that God will not give you stone if you ask for bread. God is faithful, when we ask He responds. God grants the desires of a pure heart. God’s grace is perfect for weaknesses!

Don’t give up, don’t leave, don’t quit yet- ask God to fix that weak spot. The Lord will perfect that which concerns you. Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

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CELEBRATE DELIVERANCE

Often deliverance is associated with demonic oppression and exorcism, yet in the entire chapter of Psalm 107 we see the various forms of deliverances that the Lord exercised among the Israelites and continues to do so today for each believer.

I could not help but reflect on my life and testify of key areas of my life that I experienced the Lord’s deliverance. Together this week, let’s reflect on those areas and join together in thanksgiving with declarations that “the Lord is good and His mercies endures forever”
Consider these highlights:
• Have you ever gone through something that left you so lost as though you’ve lost your mind? OR even concluded that if it were not for God, you could have gone crazy. Did you cry out to the Lord and He brought you to your senses guiding you in wisdom- if so, consider Psalm 107:4-6

• Have you ever waited so long for an answer; you thirsted and waited and after sometime God responded filling you with more than you expected? If so consider Psalm 107: 9

• Have you ever acted in rebellion, got mad at God, decided to do your own thing, but yet seeing the failing outcomes of your independence, you ran back to the Lord and He still bailed you out? If so consider Psalm 107:11-13

• Have you ever been through something the world and experts say is impossible and unsalvageable, yet an encounter with our Almighty reversed it because all things are possible with Him? If so consider Psalm 107: 15-16

• Have you ever compromised so much so that the consequences were dire? Your friends died from of the consequences of what you compromised on yet, you escaped without a scratch? If so consider Psalm 107:17-22

• Have you barraged with attack after attack, seeing no breakthrough in things , facing days when your business was dry, your plans were at a standstill, when you lost all hope yet suddenly, the Lord intervened , bringing favor and fruitfulness in your life. If so, consider Psalm 107: 23-43.

I am sure you can write your life story testifying of the many accounts of the Lord’s deliverance in your life just from reading Psalm 107. This week ponder on them. Take time to celebrate God’s many deliverances in your life.

Oh the Overwhelming Reckless Love of God…. (YouTube Cory Asbury-Reckless Love) Sing along as you celebrate your deliverance!

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LORD DELIVER US FROM DEMONIC ASSIGNMENTS

Jesus in Luke 10:18- 19 says, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you….

While in prayer a few ago I saw the words; demonic assignments-distractions. As I pondered on them, I heard the Holy Spirit say distractions are demonic assignments.

Have you ever committed to a goal or task and just when you are about to pursue you find yourself heavily involved in something completely unrelated to your purpose. Most of these things may not be sinful in nature, in fact they may appear worthwhile and in line with your calling or destiny, yet in other sense they are not.

On the other hand they can also present as something that steals your joy, peace and inflict pain, unrest, confusion or frustration. In here you may notice harassing spirits, instigating, and intimidating spirits. These cause major havoc and they can really side track you to delay, slow you down or utterly distract you. Before you know it, you will be like “how in the world did I get here…..? or What was I thinking?

Examples of demonic assignments include, getting involved with someone you should not be involved with, participating in a conversation or debate you had no business being part of, pursuing a business venture or association that you hesitate being part of, being coaxed to belong or do something yet you do out being “nice” not wanting to make them “feel bad”

Because of this, it is not safe to gear prayer one sided. Staying in fellowship with the Holy Spirit will alert you to impeding danger. Spiritual warfare prayer then should become an integral part of daily and regular prayer. I call this; ensuring all areas are covered. While there, rebuke every demonic assignment and its effects on the past present or future. Rebuke and destroy the plots of assignments to come, assignments for the week and even for the month. Pray in advance of the adversity or distraction

So this week we are praying- God in the authority of the Name of Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit in us, we cancel every demonic assignments in our lives. We renounce and revoke their effects on our lives. We destroy their plots and divert the paths of their agents to dry places. We reclaim our destiny and assignments and place them on schedule. Lord let your will from heaven be done concerning our assignments on earth right now in Jesus Name. Amen