Friday, August 7, 2009

God's Temple

Your body is God's temple.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 NIV
I haphazardly disobeyed this rule for my life. I have not been ensuring that I take the rest and exercise my body needs. In addition, I have not made the time and effort to meditate on the Word of God. No wonder I haven't grown that much this year. It's time for a great change in my life.
Ladies, don't be trapped by that desire to be busy. Busyness does not equate success.
I pray this revelation touches you in a way so powerfully that God will redirect your focus just like He did for me.
Comfort Her

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 10th, 2009 - Be nice to your sister.

I came into work this morning and I saw an artiste performing on Good Morning America. She was a plus sized sister and she wore a white shirt and a white pair of pants. I said to my work colleagues, "Why does she have on that outfit?" I wish I had held my tongue and saved my comments for myself.
I was wrong in measuring her with my "measuring stick". Each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made. So many times I have seen women or heard women analyse how a lady looks. We as women tend to tear each other down and that should not be.
I have made a firm decision to see every woman as God's unique creation.
What about you?
Comfort Her

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The birds in the air

After lunch, I decided to look outside the window. There I saw a sparrow gathering twigs to build a nest. I thought to myself, how amazing. He had all that he needed in order to build the nest. It was right there within his grasp. Then it dawned on me. God created everything in the earth. All that bird needs is available in abundance. Since God is providing for that bird, how different am I from the little creature.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Mathhew 6:26 NIV
That gave me the reassurance that the Lord is Jehovah Jireh, my Provider. My husband and I are hoping one day to build a home of our own. The Lord is certainly not slack concerning His promises!
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. Psalm 145:13 NIV
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Lighthouse - July 8th, 2009

In the morning, I saw a vision of a lighthouse. It was tall, white and was lit with a white light. The Lord showed Himself to me once again!
I pondered on what was revealed to me. This verse came to me: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV
What is a lighthouse you may ask?
"A tower or other structure displaying or flashing a very bright light for the guidance of ships in avoiding dangerous areas, in following certain routes, etc." (
God Himself wrote the Bible. They are excellent guidelines for daily living. He sets guidelines to protect us from harm and danger. When life seems cloudy He is always there to shine His light to guide us along our journeys. He is our tower, our refuge and guiding light.
Just imagine at night when the shore is not visible, ships use the lighthouse to arrive at their destination safely. How different are we from the ships. Those who don't know Him are lost in the darkness, but there is hope. The lighthouse, God Himself, will guide them out of the darkness into the marvellous light. How about those have a relationship with Him. Even during our most difficult times when all seems dark, the lighthouse, God Himself will be a light unto our paths.
Comfort Her

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A fresh revelation

God revealed to me today that all I do is for His honour and for His glory; not for my honour and for my glory.
I was still unsure about how God revealed Himself to me yesterday. I reflected on the verse that I read:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, Isaiah 61:1 NIV
It then dawned on me that verse was speaking about Jesus. The white bright light was Him visiting me. My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ revealed Himself to me! Wow!
Before God removed incorrect mindsets that I had carried for years, I used to think that verse was talking about me. I was so wrong. I know God has given all of His children the power and authority to overcome all the power of the enemy, but I am not the one who completed the work on the cross. In other words, Jesus is the One who sets the captives free, not melinda. I am simply His vessel through which He will use for His honour and for His glory. I had been prideful. I thought it was all about me. Those were indeed false pretenses that rose up against the knowledge of God.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
My duty as His child is to simply believe and develop an intimate relationship with the Lord.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18 KJV
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A bright light - July 6th, 2009

Today I read the following Bible passage Isaiah 61:1 (NIV).

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

I saw a bright white light appear from the scripture. I was overwhelmed, but at peace as the light touched my eyes. Wow.

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Breakthrough - July 5th, 2009

One of my very good friends came in for a wedding on July 2nd. It was great to see her as usual. She was one of many who prayed tirelessly that God would snatch me out of the enemy's grip. (That's another testimony for another time)
I told her about Comfort Her and that I felt burdened. I did not know what else to do. I was lost as to the direction God would have me go. I was wondering why isn't there any movement in this mission God had assigned me to. She told me that she would pray for me on Sunday, which was July 5th.
So one of my friends suggested that we go to "Just Grilling" to hang out. (great grilled vegetables, meats, potatoes, you should try it some time!) After we finished chilling we sought the Lord for answers concerning my struggle. I received a gentle rebuke from the Lord and it was timely. I had been carrying this load of Comfort Her on my shoulders. I thought I had to take full responsibility for it. You see I was trying to play God's role, which was never required of me. God said that it would grow and flourish; it will grow and flourish, but you see I was getting in His way. This is why Daddy slowed down the progress. I learned that I all I had to do was to grow closer to God and He will make a way out of no way. Wow. What a simple solution!
There were incorrect mindsets that I carried. I was prayed for and Jesus Himself corrected that. I am so glad that He stopped me before it got worse. I am so thankful that He made Himself known to me in a new light.
Thank You God!
Comfort Her