Are You Certain ?

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Faith is the victory. As we believe in God, obey Him and live by faith, the Lord is always faithful to fulfill His promises. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

The only thing for sure is a close and consistent link between yourself and the Word of God. Just as our physical body needs food, our spirit needs food from God’s Word. We must love the Word of God and keep it close to our hearts and lips. Surely a lot of visions and pure wisdom will be revealed upon us as we learn to love the Scriptures. And also, we must learn to talk to Him constantly through prayers. For instance, saying a prayer for family or a prayer for healing and strength is what we need to do each day.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Isaiah 55:8
We are just a part of His creation, never The Creator. His ways, His styles, His reasons are all part of His plans for each and every one of us. All we have to do is just accept, trust and obey rather than making plans of our own, for we can never have the victory on our own, not unless with Him. Never forget to talk to Him in times of winning or losing. Say a prayer for victory if you are in need of achieving something important. Utter a prayer for guidance if you want Him to guide you in your journey in life.
I finished my course for the ten forty window as a missionary, but I wasn’t able to go on mission with the group. I asked God, if I could have my children with me in the mission field because I was a single mother of seven and the youngest was only eight years old. Since we serve as a team in the local church, I might as well bring them all, as the Lord wills, just holding on to His promises. Believing, He will always be with us and will never leave us nor forsake us.
“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
I waited for God’s provision for the trip for four months, instead a friend gave me a one way ticket going South- an hour and a half away by plane- with only three days allowance. I uttered prayers every day, such as praise and worship prayers as well as a prayer for victory.
While on board, I prayed, “Lord I don’t understand myself why I accepted this one way plane ticket and I really don’t know what lies ahead of me. If You have something for me, then I’m willing to do it. All for Your glory, regardless of the seven children I have left behind.
“Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you.” Joshua 1:9
Three days became three months. It was when two of my children ages 8 and 18 joined with me. A friend rented us a room for a month and later we transferred into a small hut for free, with no water and light. We were bag packers, didn’t have enough money to buy for beddings and kitchen wares. Tall grasses were all over the place, even some vines were on the wall. First night indeed was a sleepless night, we didn’t know anybody from the neighborhood. I made a lamp and kept it burning all night because the mosquitoes were all over us. Yet, I did not forget to utter a prayer for family as well as praise and worship prayers.
Next day, we started pulling off grasses with our bare hands to clear the surroundings of the hut. A neighbor saw us and lent as her small bolo. When we finally cleared the surroundings, I talked to God with my heart, “Lord, the place is ready, tell us what to do next.” That same night three children came for storytelling, since then they just kept coming with friends every night. We always gathered in a circle sitting on coconuts, a bonfire, so we could see each other’s faces and to drive the mosquitoes away.
Our first Christmas with them was unforgettable event, they wanted exchange gifts. I said I could not afford to prepare food and we have no money to buy for our gifts. Exchange gifts it was, I wrapped some of our clothes in a bond paper. They came with their gifts together with a loaf of bread, peanut butter spread and sodas. Next day, we saw some of the children smiling, wearing the clothes we gave.
It was the most wonderful experience we ever had; a new beginning of God’s touch and presence in the lives of the children in a community of different tribes and culture and to our family. We saw Jesus. It was also the time I became very convinced that prayers are powerful. Until today, it has been my personal tradition to utter a prayer for guidance so that God will always guide me along the way. I say a prayer for family so that God will always bless my family.#

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