Conversations with Daddy (CWD) – Day 4 of 7

My prayer: Daddy, I am choosing to remain hopeful in spite of the changes in my life. It’s easy to give up. While I feel like saying, “i can’t be bothered” or “I’m tired of this”, I’m choosing to believe in you and in your promises. It’s not exactly easy at this point but I do know you’re a faithful father. That alone is enough to keep me believing that your plans for me are good and that all this is for my benefit. Please, strengthen me to work and worship in spirit and in truth.

I believe Daddy wanted me to know the following: The true test of character is not in saying you’re sorry and promising to change. The true test is actually repenting (never repeating\turning away from) the wrong when the opportunity comes back around. The night before, you promised to change your habit of doubting me when your hope is differed and when the situation is not going as you foresaw. But that wasn’t your test.

I led you to Numbers 14 to show you a wrong pattern in your life. Whenever the circumstance proved too difficult or unfavourable in your sight, you’d give up and say that you’re better off without it or that you no longer want it. Those are words and the power of them to manifest comes from your tongue. You recognised the negative pattern and you apologised and promised to change.

You thought that was enough. But I had to test you so that you’d realise that you truly repented. With every wave of doubt, sadness, frustration, and painful realisations I allowed to pass your way, you remained steadfast. You repeated aloud that you may feel sad but you trusted in me. That, my child, is true repentance; facing a familiar road but choosing to walk in the opposite direction.

I will be with you until the end and all the promises I made to you shall come to fruition. XOXO

My prayer: Daddy….thanks for the test to help increase my faith that I shall overcome and that I can indeed change all my bad habits. Thanks for the various ways you reminded me of your faithfulness today and the strength to declare life-giving words.

Dear reader: you may wonder why I write out my thoughts as if God is actually speaking to me. That’s because my faith says he is and just as the thoughts come to mind, I record them. I don’t stop to convert them from a different perspective as just as I address Daddy, he responds directly to me. If your faith is not at that level, that perfectly fine. But I wish you’d see him not just a “God” but as your loving father who speaks with love and gives you his personal attention. Try this technique and watch him prove to you over and over that he’s the one who indeed spoke to you and it’s not a figment of your imagination. Comment and tell me about the technique you use to listen to him.

Check out the CWD Intro and Day 1, Day 2 or Day 3, if this is the first post you’re reading.

Conversations with Daddy (CWD) – Day 3 of 7

I’ve been talking to Daddy, and intentionally listening for his response, for the past few days. At times, we talk but we don’t stop to hear what he has to say about our prayer. Let’s strive to pause AND record his responses to us.

Check out the CWD Intro and Day 1 or Day 2 if this is the first post you’re reading.

My prayer: Help me to hear from you today.

I believe Daddy wants me to know that: Unity is important. You can have a difference of opinion with others but you must not let that cause division. Things have happened and people have done things that have hurt you but don’t let it cause division in my house.

A difference of opinion will lead to different actions being done. Everyone, even those who hurt you, are important to me and you are still ONE body. Your purpose is not greater than theirs. Your purposes should work in balance and harmony for the growth of my kingdom.

Live as one, live in unity. Unity symbolises love and love covers a multitude of sins. If you love someone, you won’t seek to expose their sins for their hurt. Love them and pray for them.

Conversations with Daddy (CWD) – Day 2 of 7

My prayer: Daddy, I want to see you answer me in miraculous ways as you did before. I don’t know what happened to that aspect of our relationship but I don’t see you working as before or giving me great signs.

I believe Daddy wants me to know the following:

And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp.

Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.” Numbers 11:1‭, ‬4‭-‬6 ESV

While reading this, I stopped to meditate on what it meant to me. I realised that my request was nothing more than a complaint. I was unsatisfied with what Daddy had been doing in my life so I asked him for something he used to provide in the past. Just as the children of Israel complained about eating fish and other tasty food when they had lived in Egypt, so was I. They were telling God that they were no longer pleased with his daily provision and wanted to get back what was provided in the past.

Daddy revealed to me that the past provision was what I needed at the time but not now. Me wanting to see him “work” in a particular manner was good for my spiritual growth many years ago. At that time, he wanted to increase my faith in him and trust that he hears my prayers and is willing to show up so that I can see him working. He reminded me of the time I experienced brain drain in university and how he showed up and helped me to get some of the top grades in my assignments. He then revealed the many ways he currently speaks to me.

Daddy told me that the manna is for this time as I now believe that he is able to do miraculous works. But his method of communication had to change as I grew spiritually. Now, he gives me instructions on how/what to change to be more like him and also directions in tasks to accomplish.

Of course, I immediately apologised and repented from my complaining and asked him to never let me desire the things of the past and to look into things before saying I want something. I have seen him give me words of encouragement for people, tell me to drop some undesirable behaviours, give directions when planning services, and pointers to impact young people. And I must say that the manna of today is far more delicious than the various food (miraculous demonstrations) of the past.

Hey reader, share some of the ways God has spoken or is speaking to you. I’d love to hear about your personal experience with him.

Check out the CWD Intro and Day 1 if this is the first post you’ve read.

Conversations with Daddy (CWD) – Day 1 of 7

How do you hear from God? That’s the question I’ll answer for you.

Many different ways. One such way is listening. It’s a technique where I pray and then wait for his response. It’s not listening with the ears but with the mind/heart. By faith, I command every negative and evil spirit to be quiet and rebuke them from operating and then I quiet my thoughts a little and open my mind to hearing from God. Then I write whatever I hear, in faith, that it is his voice. Here is what I heard on Day 1.

I was reading the Bible (Numbers 9: 15-23 posted at the end of the blog) about how God led the Israelites through the wilderness day and night. By day, he led in the form of a cloud and by night, he was a pillar of fire. When the cloud remained over the tent of the tabernacle, the people stayed in that place.

My prayer: Daddy, that is how I want you to lead me. I want daily instructions. I want to move only when you move. And if you don’t move, I want to stay there and wait for you.

I believe Daddy had this to say to me: My child, that is why I led you to that verse. I will instruct you daily. Don’t rush ahead of my instructions, don’t assume you know where I’m going. Watch me first and then you move. I want to instruction you in the way you should go and I will counsel you with my eye. I will watch over you.

On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning. So it was always: the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire by night. And whenever the cloud lifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. At the command of the Lord the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the Lord they camped. As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not set out. Sometimes the cloud was a few days over the tabernacle, and according to the command of the Lord they remained in camp; then according to the command of the Lord they set out. And sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning. And when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out, or if it continued for a day and a night, when the cloud lifted they set out. Whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time, that the cloud continued over the tabernacle, abiding there, the people of Israel remained in camp and did not set out, but when it lifted they set out. At the command of the Lord they camped, and at the command of the Lord they set out. They kept the charge of the Lord , at the command of the Lord by Moses.
Numbers 9:15‭-‬23 ESV

If you’re reading this post first, I’d recommend you read the Intro for a greater understanding.

Watch “First you must make a decision” on YouTube

We at times don’t know what we should do under certain circumstance. Some times we wonder if we will make the right choice. But nothing will happen if we fail to make decision. That’s the first thing we must do; make a decision. Watch this video to hear more.

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It’s going to be okay

Grab your pillow/teddy bear.
It’s okay to have down time and feel sad.
Talk it over with God or play a game.
You don’t always need help to get through a sad phase.

Grab your pillow/teddy bear, it’s going to be okay.

Conversations with Daddy (CWD) – Intro

When I was 21, I struggled with hearing from God. I never believed that I could hear from him. Consequently, I’d go to persons who had that “connection” with him to ask them to seek him on my behalf.

Eventually, people would refuse to help me pray about a matter and tell me to go ask God for myself. I found this distressing as those same persons never stopped to ask if I knew how to hear God’s voice or offer to teach me how to it.

But I didn’t lose hope. I went to Google for help. I typed in “how to hear God’s voice” in the search engine and read a few of the results. Of course, some were utterly useless but a few were invaluable!

I got guidance from 2 memorable sites: one with a practical exercise and techniques that helped me to believe that God wanted to speak to me ( and the other was Heather Lindsey’s blog that spoke about using a prayer journal.

That’s the technique I’ll be using on these posts as I have my Conversations with God for the next seven days. I will intentionally spend time with God and use the blog as my journal, recording what I say to God and what he says to me.

Why am I doing this? I hope to help someone understand that God desires to talk to all of us and show them how they too (or you too) can practice to hear God’s voice using the journalling technique. I’ll make my first Day 1/7 post soon.

Watch “Handling Transitions” on YouTube

There are many changes which occur in our lives. We may not like change but there is nothing we can do to stop it. The important thing is to effectively transition from one situation to the other. How do we do that? Watch this video to learn more.

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Vision Stealers

As you should guard your heart, guard your vision. There are vision stealers (saved and unsaved) who will resent you for it. Vision stealers will only tell you why it’s not going to work and why your vision is too big.

Guard your vision and never give up on what God has revealed to you.

Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?

Have you ever wondered why God allows bad things to happen to good people? Read to find out more.

When you have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you.”  Joshua 23:16 NKJV

God made a covenant made with Abraham.  He said that if Abraham followed him, he’d lead him to a land that will be an inheritance for his seed.  That was fulfilled.  However, over 400 years later, the Israelites (children of Abraham’s great-grandchildren) stopped following the laws and ordinances that they received from God through Moses. 

The bible said that they “…transgressed the covenant…”, meaning that walked/turned away from or alienated the promise/agreement they made to God (BDB & Strong’s Concordances).  That agreement was to serve him faithfully by not serving other gods.   

This is one reason bad things happen to good people.  We may see these good people faithfully serving God but can we see their hearts? Are we notified each time good people stray from the agreement they made with God?  Can we see when they are serving other gods or bowing down to idols in the privacy of their homes? 

When we start living contrary to how God wants, he no longer holds up his part of the agreement to bless us.  Consequently, bad things start to happen to us.  Sometimes, he even allows bad things to happen.  This is not to kill us, but to get us in a place where we call on him and repent.  Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?  Some times he’s trying to give us a wake-up call so that we realise that we have strayed and we need to honour the promise we made to serve him.

Yes, God is forgiving and merciful.  But if we stray, he will do whatever it takes to bring us back…even if it means allowing bad things to happen to us. 

Watch “New Thing” on YouTube

At times, God will start doing something new, something unfamiliar. Sadly, we don’t always understand when the changes start to happen. There is a new thing happening, do you not perceive it? Watch this video to hear why it’s important to realise when God is doing something new in your life.

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