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Saturday, July 26, 2008

What Stops You?

What Stops You From Going All Out For God? Dear friend, I praise the Lord for a brand new day today, I woke up this morning and as usual I did take some time to ponder on certain issues that have been been troubling me in my ministry and my quest to press forward, right in the middle of my deep thought,  the Spirit of God asked me this question  with this gentle and quiet voice. . . "What Stops You From Going All Out For God?"  I was startled ! the question came at a time, I was considering taking a step further in my ministry and for Channel Of Healing and I thought about all the procedures/processes I would have to face in my quest to move forward. . . that made me little afraid  and I was thinking to myself . . . What if this ,what if that . . . in the course of my head almost exploding with all the fears and questions I had inside, which was been repeated  consciously and unconsciously in my mind . . .then the Voice says to me again "What Stops You From Going All Out For God?"

I knew the answer was rooted to the devil but the devil did not appear in my room to discourage me but, he used my mind and emotions and filled me with doubts/ fears with stuff like, will it succeed? Did God ask you to do that? Is God even interested in what you do?, Can't you just continue the way you are?  who told you God cares about this part of your life? Must you change it and improve  it? etc, right there as I was laying in bed , I was taken to that scripture in the Bible in Matthew 26:6-11

Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. 9"This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."

10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.

 

The point of this passage in relation to what I was going through at the time was that Satan was trying to make  me not to take a step of faith in my ministry.  In the passage the disciples looked at what the woman was doing and thought it a waste . They even wanted to be more righteous than the Lord Himself, but the Lord rewarded the woman for her faithfulness to Him even as she went all out for Him  . . . Praise the Lord

I now asked myself, Will God stop me from going all out for Him? my answer was definitely NO!

Therefore I encourage you today to go all out for the Lord, incase you are like me scared stiff, ask yourself "What Stops me From Going All Out For God?"  and throw it away, is it fear, finance, family, issues of life? what ever it is, God is asking you to go all out for Him today

When Next you are planning on doing something or taking a step of faith no matter how difficult. Remember the more you delay or even contemplate further whether to obey the Lord you are opening doors for discouragement to come in. the devil will send his little demons to each ear and keep bombarding you with the endless problems you would face should you go all out for God.  For those of us who have already taken a step of faith in ministry I congratulate an Pray that may our God richly  reward  all your efforts with success in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.  .  . THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT!!!

God bless

14 Readers Commented:

  1. This is very encouraging, sis!

    I've been laboring over some things re: my blog ministry and I think I have some confirmations today which I'll share soon. Thank you for this post -- it is a wonderful exhortation!

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  2. isaiah, To God be Glory can't wait to hear your announcements

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  3. Please keep in mind that the kind of faith that truly is of our Heavenly Father is not blind, nor deaf.

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  4. Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
    When you hope for something, you picture it in our mind, therefore faith is the manifestation of whatever mental pictures you build up in your mind.Paul tells us to cast down every vain imagination and that is the first stronghold we must bring under control, if we are to conquer fear because ultimately fear is at the root of what's stopping us from going all the way with God.

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  5. Very encouraging. I am also thinking about a new ministry and this was the conformation I needed. Good Bless you as you step out for Him

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  6. Most definitely Fishhawk! Godbless

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  7. Godbless you Gi, My life is all about faith, for I walk by faith and not by sight that is why I trust my God and how I live my Christian life.

    Thanks for the comment

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  8. Am so happy Keith for the Lord comfirming His Word in Your life and I Pray that may we all see the true desire of God in our lives today and forevermore in Jesus Mighty Name AMen

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  9. Hanna how did you know to write this post, lol? I really needed this encouragement, especially now. We are in the process of preparing for baptism for my baby, and you know I have been facing so many obstacles it is unbelievable, it seems like again everyone cares about them selves and they don't realize that day is supposed to be all about Matthew - just things like not available due to time, due to sickness, etc, some are sick, and the worst some already threaten me that they may not attend. Yes life if full of surprises, but as you said - "What Stops me From Going All Out For God?". Not sure if all this is related, but then it is doing all for God - introducing Matthew to Jesus. Thanks again for your encouraging and inspirational post again, Anna :)

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  10. Luckenzo09:22

    GOD bless you COH, about this post and wonderful exhortation according to Isaiah......I'm always too concerned with what people will say when i misquote the bible and so many other inhibiting excuses.....I'll learn to put all that behind me now. GOD help me in JESUS name.

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  11. Great post, Hanna, and as you can see your words spoke to a need in us, all, that God addressed through your encouraging and englightening thoughts on the matter: Go All Out For God!

    Thank you and bless you

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  12. Dear Anna the Holy Spirit gave me this post as I said in the post and am happy that all who have read so far have something to give Glory to God for. . .
    As for your relatives not wanting to sacrifice their time for baby Matthew don't Worry God is there for you and him. and He will never leave you nor forsake you

    You are blessed in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

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  13. That would be great Luckenzo Dear.

    Godbless

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  14. To God Be Glory!!! Dear Kings Kid, The Word of God speaks volumes to us all. . . Our God is Awesome.

    Godbless

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