Posts Tagged With: Christian
well life has been pretty crazy over the last few weeks. From relocating, to speaking engagements, to motherhood and wifely duties. Now i am preparing for our ministry camp and I’m feeling pretty excited. so I will be away for the next week and half. please pray for life changing encounters in the lives of all of us attending. The Lord bless you all and see you guys next week .
Here are some photos of our camp last year…
Let me encourage you today to:
“Focus on the intricate pieces God is building into your life and learn to live in harmony with Heaven. When you live in sync with God’s timing and purpose, the power, resources, and anointing you need to live life to the fullest become available to you. But if you short-circuit the intricate working of God and His timing, you’ll find yourself continually dealing with lack”. – Dr. Cindy Trimm
No matter what your circumstance is today, God is able to keep you in perfect peace and give you hope and an expected end.
Thought I’d share this simple thought with you today:
Hi guys, I don’t normally blog about this aspect of my life but I feel led to today so I will. When I was in college, my friends and I used to pray every night. The Lord brought us together as friends for that purpose most importantly. You can read my posts (two links below) on friendship to see how my friends and I met. Of course there are other reasons, but I believe the purpose of praying is the main one. We witnessed many answered prayers while there. We did a lot of spiritual damage against the enemy and so of course with this came the challenge of being attacked.
You see there was a High level witch that worked in the administrative department of the college whose sole duty was to destroy and cause abortion to the purpose and destiny of those whom God had called and chosen. There were days she would wear certain clothes and if anyone got in her way or upset her on those days she would state with her own mouth “Don’t mess with me today. This is my day to destroy and do damage. Don’t you see the colours and clothing I am wearing? If you mess with me today, you might really regret it” Then she would laugh [in a shrill brooding voice if you ask me.] Everyone thought she was kidding but the Lord revealed to us that she really was a witch and outlined to us her tasks at the college. He also unveiled to us that people who do know the truth were afraid of her so they would cease prayer because she would attack them. Her demons specialised in accidents and so crazy things would happen to the persons and their families if they persisted in prayer. The Lord told us though that if we persisted in prayer and faint not, our consistent persistence in prayer would prevail against all odds and we would get her to leave the College. For years all the different boards tried to fire her but they just couldn’t for one reason or another. So many administrations came and went and she was still there. They just couldn’t terminate her employment no matter how they tried.
When she realised we saw through her disguise, she began to investigate about us from the other students. For some reason she investigated me the most and seem to hate me more. This brings me to my accident that she orchestrated. In 2 weeks my two friends all met into accidents of some sorts but the one I was involved in was the worst.
I was coming from the hair salon studying for an exam in the public transport when I heard the Lord say “Begin to worship”. I’m like – “What God?” Looking quite annoyed. I really didn’t want to. I had exam the following week and every bit of my time was precious, valuable study time. He repeated “Put your book in your bag and begin to worship”. I was not amused at His request. “Oh man!” Long, long sigh. I closed the book reluctantly, but didn’t put it in the bag. I closed my eyes, put on my earphones with some worship music and began with a heavy, aggravating voice [as if I was doing Him a favour] “Lord, You are worthy…I love You….You are beautiful….” Suddenly I heard someone in the back of the bus shouted “What is that car doing in the middle of the road?” Before I could open my eyes all I remember is BANG, BANG, BANG…CRASH, CRASH, CRASH. There was a lot of screaming and hollering and I was disoriented and just….gosh, lots a blood, stuff all over, oh man, just lots a crae, crae, craziness.
Half of my clothing was torn off me, people lying on top of each other all hurt, hysterical and fearful because the bus was smoking heavily as if it was about to explode…whew! Then I looked to the left and saw bobbing and weaving of a head and then – no movement. Good Lord! One of the persons from the car had died and the other looked half dead. “Oh my God! Oh my God…where am I? Is this for real… what.. what’s going on? Wait… I’m alive? I AM ALIVE!” Thank You Jesus!” I looked around me and it was a mess. [Thinking about it brings back so many memories....hmmm] To leave out other traumatic details, I called my husband and he left work instantly and came for me. When He saw the bus – the car – the collision, he began to cry and thanked God for sparing my life.
God spared me. He protected me.
When I returned to school Ms Witch was not amused. She knew she had failed. Her counterfeit power met the real power – JESUS! She knew, we knew she was responsible. She held her head down in hateful disgrace when she passed me. The stench of failure emanated from her while the aroma of righteous success oozed from me. All three of us survived the many attempts on our lives. God spared us. We never stopped praying. We prevailed in prayer and today she is no longer there. She was dismissed from there shortly after we graduated and the school became free of her hauntings and drama.
The supernatural is real my friend. Divine and diabolic aspects of it is as real as the hair on your head or the breath you breathe but can’t see. Albeit, the persistent prayer of the righteous does avail much. A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it shall not come near you because Jesus will uphold you with His righteous right hand. God is your Protector and He will shield you from the wickedness of the evil around you. Keep praying, Keep believing. Through Him all is possible.
So since I am on a roll with God and His ability to do the impossible, let me give you another example. This time I want to show you how obedience can reveal the impossibilities of God.
When I was in College I went to chapel service one day and was sitting behind a young man when I felt in my spirit like the Holy Spirit wanted me to gently rub his back. I thought it was weird that the thought kept floating in my heart. I kinda tried to passively ignore it but after a few minutes I did it anyway.
The young man instantly turned around and half smiled. Feeling kinda cute I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t exactly hear God say I should, I just had an impressing urge to do it. So I looked at him and said “hey, how you doing?” He replied “not bad” and turned back around. I felt so weird. [Heeeshhhh] Nonetheless, the service went on and I forgot about it. When the service was through I was on my way out heading to the lunchroom when I saw someone chasing me on the corridor. “Amo, Amo, Amorelle…..” He yelled . “yes” I replied. “Did you know you have healing in your hands?” ”huh?” I answered questioningly. He continued… “I was in horrible pain when I came to school today. While in chapel, when you put your hand on my back I was so surprised. I didn’t know what to say. When you asked how I was, I replied ‘not bad’. However, in my head I was saying, ‘don’t touch it too hard because I am in pain’ but I chose not to say anything. To my amazement by the time you were finished and I was standing for prayer I couldn’t believe it – all my pain was gone”. Eyes wide open, brows densely knitted and jaw fully dropped… “What?” I said surprised and dumbfounded at the same time. He reiterated “My pain is gone. All gone. Nada…nothing. Thanks much. Thanks” and with that he walked off smiling while I stood frozen to the spot.
“What!! well how about that?” I thought to myself after I eventually walked off. Did God do an impossible act right there in the midst of my simple obedience? That’s crazy! Well crazy awesome. That guy went home pain free and I went to my dorm “fantamazed” (Fantastic + amazed). What a God!
If He did it before my friend, surely He can surely do it again.
Keep believing, keep your faith up.
Your God is able
I know God can do the impossible so why am I freaking out about what he’s telling me to do next?
Impossible example: In Jamaica beaches are the norm. Sadly as citizen we don’t appreciate and enjoy them as much as visitors from other countries. One day though on a family day out, I was sitting on the shores in a period when I was just getting to know God. It was a season in my life where my faith needed to be built and I was sitting a little away from my family and friends, talking to God.
“God its so hard talking with You and not hearing an answer. I know you hear me so I don’t know why it seems so hard for You to respond to me… You know, like conversationally. I wish when I talk with You, You would just respond and make me know You are actually wanting to speak with me as I want to speak with You. Long sigh. I wish I could see a fish jump and flip over right in front of me, here on the shore lines (almost impossible). That would surely prove to me that You are hearing me even if you are not responding in a manner I would like. Nah, that could never happen” I concluded as I sadly placed my head between my legs.
I held up my head looking out into the deep when suddenly before my very eyes a huge fish about 15 inches in length freckled with colours of the rainbow jumped out of the ankle length water flipped twice before me and then disappeared under the surface of the water. I began to holler… I was so startled. I turned to the persons beside me and shouted “Oh my God, did you see it, did you see it?” ”See what?” “The fish, the fish! Did you see the fish?” “Aum… fishes don’t come to this part of the beach. it’s not exactly the ocean or a fishing site you know”. “I know, I know but a fish just flipped up out of the water right here in front of me!” I yelled in excitement. I think they believed the sun’s rays had penetrated my skull and I had gone nuts. “That’s kinda not possible“ They replied with much skepticism. “No, It is! It just happened! You never saw the fish?” I ecstatically answered with much drama in my face and conviction in my tone. ”Amo…fishes do not swim on this part of the beach worst on sandy shores that have water less than even ankle deep” They slowly, in a monotone and cautiously concerned voice re-informed me like a tactical officer trying to calm a potential suicide victim who is about to jump off a ledge to certain death.
In that moment I recognized this was a kairos moment in time with Jesus and I. I smile broadly and told them “okay” trying to assure them I haven’t lost my marbles. I then began to jump and holler like a mad teenager meeting their Hollywood crush for the first time. They walked off slowly like “who she? we do not know her…no affiliation at all to this nutcase”. I could’ve cared less. I knew what that event meant for me.
God did it! Right there in front my eyes. He proved to me that He was listening and was hearing me even though He was not responding in a manner I wanted. He did the impossible just for me – He’s awesome.
That is just one of the many times that God has proven to me that He is able…so, why am I now freaking out [freaking out being a serious understatement] about what He’s putting in my heart to do at this point in my life?
Isn’t He able? If He was able then – which He was; Isn’t He able now? Will He not forever be able? Isn’t He able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can think, ask, conceive or imagine?
My friend, please pray for my faith! It’s been seriously stretched, possibly like its never been before.
I need your prayers.
**FRIDAY’S FALL BACK**
With the surge of pornagraphic and sexual content plus the various lusts overtaking the world today, I have found that it’s getting even harder to stay in Christ especially if you are a young person. I went into the archives and pulled this one as my remedy for the problem. My heart yearns for young people across the nations to know Jesus and make Him their Lord and Saviour completely – RADICALLY! Hope you enjoy your visit to my medical centre today.
I read a blog recently about a young girl who came from a good christian home, went to college and got involved with a “player type guy”. This guy declares that any girl who hooks up with him has to engage in certain explicit sexual activities. It was also confirmed that this particular young lady (as the guy had said) surely granted him those “special favours”. [What a pity] It was truly heart-aching to read. The person who wrote it titled the document “Christian-Girl-Gone-Bad”.
I honestly believe that if young people (especially christian ones) truly gain an identity of who they are in Jesus, certain things they will abstain from and even if they do fall into them, they will ask forgiveness, turn away and bounce back stronger than they were previously. I am certain of this because Proverbs 24:16 says: “ A righteous person may fall seven times, but he gets up again…” [The bible never lies baby].
I have therefore acted on God’s behalf to try to remedy the situation. After consultation with the infected child (hypothetically), and analyzing the documents presented, Doctor Amo says:
Life with and in Jesus is awesome!
I love being in relationship with Him! A mean, I really do (except for when I want an answer from Him for a specific thing and He refuses to answer for reasons known only to Him). Otherwise, having an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus ROCKS! Totally!
Who wouldn’t want to be in love and involved with a loving Know-it-all? A mean, a true know it all? Not an arrogant, puffed up, self-proclaimed narcissistic know-it-all, but a Divine Being who truly knows it all?
Take for example on Friday of last week, a typical day, I went to use my microwave to heat up some lunch for myself and my son, when the Lord said softly to me “FIRE”. I went “Fire? hmmm”. So instead of walking away like usual I stood there wondering if the fire was gonna come from the microwave since He said it as I closed the door and turned it on. About half way through the heating process I heard ‘pop, pop, pop, crackle, crackle, ssttt, ssstttt and poof’. Immediately a fire ensued. Whoa! The plug began to burn and the kitchen began to fill up with fumes. I nervously grabbed it and unplugged it from the socket. It would not budge because it began to melt. I ran to the other socket and yanked it with all my might and then it finally popped out. Good Gracious! It was quite a scary event. I was glad my son did not come running in there because I would not want him to see what was happening.
When everything became calm and under control I smiled and said “Thank You Lord!”. Imagine if He didn’t tell me before it happened? I would’ve just put the food in, walk away and maybe by the time I realised what was happening, it would be a tragedy of some sort. Whew! Yay God!
Friend, Jesus loves you and just wants to be close to you. He wants to direct your life so you can live to the fullest. I want to encourage you to get deeper with Him if you are already in relationship with Him. Having a dynamite relationship with the Lord of the world, is worth all the pain and sacrifice it takes to maintain it. If you don’t know Him, I’d invite you to get to know Him. Believe me it’s the best decision you can make in your entire lifetime. His love will give you purpose and present you with a life actually worth living.
Can we have a moment of silence please.
My sins are dead.
They were crucified to a cross.
Now please stand and give a tumultuous round of applause for the Man who did it all for you and me – Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Because of Him, You and I are free!
No one else would go (they were not worthy enough anyway) so He volunteered His perfect self to imperfection and now because of His loving sacrifice, we will live forever.
Thank You Jesus!