Where Is Your God? 

One key reason some people ask us where our GOD is must be because our lives don’t display him. I mean, what else could it be? Would you ask where the sun is if you can see it? would you ask where the car key is if you can find it? Would you call the name of someone who is in front of you? of course not! We only look for things that are impossible to find.

If this is the question the world is asking, what are we doing or not doing and surely we can do better. Surely He is alive in us…right? What does it mean to magnify you Lord with my life? What does true surrender look like? How do I showcase you in unshakable ways even in the market place and my home and in the community? What needs to change? How then do I need to live? What do I need to focus on? Who do I need to become?

This has been the cry of my heart for a while. I have wondered if I live right and if God is totally glorified in me. Do I showcase Him and  His love as I really should? Am I living proof that He is in me? Am I totally yielded and given up that nothing else matters? The biggest question for me has been, how do live my life in such a way that I know that I am all poured out and He’s the one alive in me?

Recently and seemingly out of the blue my sister shared something really profound with me. This is what she shared:

When I cease to be, HE becomes through me

When my life becomes His platform to become His will on earth, He gives me access to Higher ground in Him

Higher ground where all else ceases to have meaning and value except in Him; on His ground, on His terms. 


I wondered for a long time, and I still come back to think about these statements. In reality, several things stand out

  1. I must cease to be: this means I must give up the desire to control the situation
  2. My life becomes HIS platform: I become HIS stage to tell HIS story and showcase the lesson or lessons
  3. HE gives me ACCESS to Higher ground: He opens a deeper place of fellowship and then the next assignment with revelation, connections, understanding, clarity
  4. It is ALL on His terms: this relationship is not a democracy yet by yielding to His word and work in me, I am fully cared for by divine design.

It would seem simpler to try and figure things out in my strength and get ahead but that act would be futile because I will go in the wrong direction. Oh, you can count on that. The only way to walk in His ways and reach His assigned destination is to lean into Him. If the rest of the Godhead does nothing without instruction, who am I to walk around on my own terms? Far be it that I take the road that seems right just because it seems right. If I take the road I want…it definitely leads to death…death of my soul.

I choose this day to walk ONLY as He instructs for I have come to understand that nothing else matters or will bear TRUE fruit. Indeed I choose death, yes death of self that I may be raised in Him into a living and glorious reality of daily, moment by moment walking with He who loves me more than I could ever love myself.

On Purpose 

I recently read a post from Mother Are that brought Acts 27:23-26 to life in a new way and I will share it here.


Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me
and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’
So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. NIV

Note v24 in several different versions:

he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’ NLT

…and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ Vs. 24b

266 souls were saved from physical drowning because a man of God was on board the ship.

  • A man who speaks with God.
  • A man who hears angels.
  • A man who knows the God who can save physically and spiritually.

How great is this news.

God can graciously give you other souls!

God can bless others because of His relationship with someone (Gen 19:29; 39:5).

Paul’s life would have been saved alone but I wonder if Paul was praying for the safety of all in that ship. I wonder if that gift was an answer to prayer. We know that Paul often prayed for others and received answers for them.

Acts 27:24
and said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul-for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God has granted your request and will save the lives of all those sailing with you.’ TLB

I wonder:

  • How  many souls you have secured for God;
  • Who has escaped physical, or spiritual death because of you?
  • Is it not this truth that is the basis for Psalm 2:8, Ask of me and I will give you nations for your inheritance? Will those nations not be saved because we asked?

I encourage you to ask and listen on! Indeed, some people will escape untimely physical death and also the second death because of your prayers.


This got me thinking about my walk. Am I walking aright? Have I done all I have been instructed to do? Do I press in to God daily before I go out to walk in obedience? Do I know for certain what I am here for and how I am to live it out?

God has an expectation of  me, that I would walk in Him, with Him and for Him all my days. That I may showcase him to the world; That others who are unlikely to read the word will find my life an living example; That he would be so important to me so I would serve him only; That His love for me will overflow to others and the world around me will be changed for Him; That I would be so in love with Him that I would press in every moment of my life.

This day I make the choice afresh that My life will conform to the word of God daily, for the rest of my days. How about you?

All These Things 


To seek first the Kingdom is all about realigning with God and then all these things will be added. The seeking still remains the primary place of connection and above. Additionally, the seeking has to be for His glory and purpose not as a precursor to receiving. Only when we seek Him right and connect aright will He move on to the addition of things.

The important thing to note is that the added things come because the ALL of me is aligned to Him. It is often said that I am human and I can make mistakes but is my heart and life in a constant state of aligning and realigning? Am I always aware of where I stand and what I am working towards in reference to becoming all Jesus has said I can be? I have to come to the place where He can trust me with important things and to follow instruction expressly and fully before He can trust me with wealth, position, authority and influence. The intention of this is to ascertain that nothing will not change me or taint His work in me.

All these things come from a place of trust. He has to trust that the things:

  • Will not taint me
  • Will not turn my eyes from Him
  • Will produce more of Him
  • Will be used to further His plan
  • Will be a showcase of rising above and dealing with humanity
  • Will draw other men unto Him
  • Will be a point of rescue and redemption for others

I could never attain any of this by myself and He has to be the one who works it out in me. So I must continually seek Him that He may daily produce Himself in me that I may rise above my humanity and fully diminish that He rises in me I become all He saw in me before the foundations of the earth.

I so long for the daily revelations of God because it is the only way to press in and check whether I am on the right track and whether He can trust me with more revelation. Am I living out what has already been given? Am I a good representation of Him and His word? Is my life become a story that others can read and come to know Him?

Do you desire this place of freedom like I do? Do you desire this certainty of His work in you? Let’s walk together and enjoy His leading daily

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33 NKJV


Seek First…


But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 NKJV

I used to think this verse meant being diligent to the programs of church and other opportunities to serve. It was about me walking with God in the things He had called me to and just doing stuff to attain the comforts of life so that people would see that I serve God and He doesn’t fail. In reality though, my life plateaued and even declined over time.

I have come to understand in the last few weeks that there are deeper dimensions of things and those suppositions were untrue.

To seek is to aspire to attain, obtain or achieve something or someone.

To seek first is to look for the desired thing before others or with utmost devotion above all else.

To seek first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness would then mean that finding Him becomes my greatest pursuit. It would be a driving desire to find God and walk in His ways. To let go of my limiting opinions and limited vision and connect to His greater vision. To connect to the reason He created me and live out on that path.

Talk about clarity taking over. I had wanted to be like a certain sister and have influence over certain things like a certain brother to no avail. The reality is that there are gates God created me to watch and lives He established me to influence and as long as these weren’t done there was a gap in the plan. There are places He set out for me and things only I could see and interpret right.

There are places that I easily entered incognito to bring Him in because I was invisible unlike others around me. The things I was created for were waiting for me to rock up and bring them to life. So years spent seeking God for the things that were not aligned to His plan for me were lost years in a sense.

To seek first the Kingdom and His righteousness starts when I really sit at His feet and ask Him to show me who I am in Him; When I stop to find out who He created me to be from before the foundations of the earth; When I listen keenly without filters who I want to be; When I understand His heart for the world around me and how I fit in; When He unearths my core and makes me aware of Him at the centre of me; When He lays me bare before and deals with all of me and I am unashamed.

To seek first the kingdom is to remain in Him even when I have begun to understand the calling upon my life and remain connected to Him regardless of the circumstances because I understand that the PROCESS is what makes me. It is to remain faithful to the process regardless of how hard it seems; To remain even when I can see ways out and options because I know the process if the route; To fully trust the process to produce in me the right version on Him.

To seek first the kingdom is to live ONLY by instruction and nothing else. It is to wait for a clear instruction to move, how to move, when to move, where to move to even when it seems slow to those around me. It is to stop when He says, go when He says and do only as little or as much as He says. It is to give up the right to advance knowledge and appreciate every word that comes from His mind. It is to understand that everything I know in advance or later on it is the right way.

To seek first the Kingdom is all about realigning with God and then all these things will be added… The added things come because the whole of me is aligned to Him. I have come to the place He can trust me with important things, wealth, position, authority and influence and it will not change me or taint His work in me.

What are you seeking today? How do you need to course correct today? Join me as we walk.

Faith Triumphs in Trouble

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Rom 5:1-5

I especially like the phrase, “Now hope does not disappoint because the Love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

The seasons of life are often challenging and I have found that there are instances where no amount of advance planning would have prepared us for the challenge at hand other than a true and unshakable belief and hope in God. My sister explained it to me as such:

Now I know how Daddy does it. How he manages despite all the madness, how he doesn’t lose it. It’s only God Who can get you through any of this. I realize from cleaving to Him with the desperation of a dying man that’s how Dad makes it. Just God. God alone. God only. And that’s all. Dad loves Him to a T and has chosen to cleave. And God gets him through it.

His life is premised on Hope based on the WORD he received at the point of meeting God and through the many years of interaction. Hope that has been honed in the fire of the process. Hope that is not and will never be based on the physical and visible things rather it is based on Christ Himself. The one unshakable God.

He is unshakable when it comes to things God has said to the point of walking away from his children till we learn and grow to where we need to be. One thing I have learnt from his example, it to be steadfast in God and stand on His word because this in the face of trouble and challenge is how faith triumphs…standing on THE WORD.

Since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, the only way my faith can stand is when I hear and align and then it is tested. No longer can I say God said something and still be caught up with doubt and fear. One does not suffer pain in God for nothing. One suffers it for righteousness. For growth. If the pain we suffer can produce only God in us; we are dearly blessed.

This makes me think of Joseph. He was seventeen when he had his first dream and was thirty when he ascended the throne. He spent decades serving as a slave and later in the dungeon as a prisoner because there was something God would have him learn. There are several things I see in all this:

  • There’s always an end game: a purpose, lesson, result bigger than us and anything we could grasp.
  • There’s a plan in play: even when it seems so stupid God is totally aware and at work in and through us.
  • There’s a lesson: this is always a classroom so that we can learn new things and move on up.
  • His glory is at stake: God never does anything just to do something. His goodness and power must be made manifest in and through us.

Therefore faith triumphs in trouble because it produces God in us in unbelievable ways.

Living It Out

For a while now, there have been many ideas turning around in my head. Mostly ideas related to my writing and key steps I need to take to get on with the life I was created to live. I have been so held back it was scary and amazing to realise just how much I have allowed not to happen because of fear. On the outside, I seemed to be moving and growing but my reality on the inside was that I was stalling and bound in place by fear.

This year…the Year of Our Lord 2017 has changed many things for me. It is the year of manifestation and a great giant door that opened and my mind has connected to the reality that I was hiding behind fear. Fear?

Fear? Yes. fear! Fear is that thing that makes you doubt the WORD of God over you and keeps you marching on the spot for a long time or like the children of Israel, walking around a mountain for 40 years. I had looked around and wondered why I seemed so stuck, lost and stagnant. All the messages I had heard and all the truth I knew about God and me; why was I still unable to move a single step. Different things around me were acting like weights to my feet so I couldn’t walk. If I walked, it was painstakingly slow because of the weight I carried in my mind, body and soul.

So what has happened in 2017?

I realised that all I need is God and the ones He has sent to me to walk with me.

This has made me do a few radical things:

  1. Decide to hear God for myself: No longer would I seek counsel from another before seeking the same counsel from God Himself. Since He has a clear path that He would unfold to me as I seek him and spend time with him, I would take advantage of that. This means spending time with Him however as it is the route to success. The choice to follow Him and only His has saved my sanity.
  2. Walk with family: Not everyone around me is in this for the long haul, but everyone has a role. It has become increasingly important to know each person’s role and relate to them accordingly. Family is for the long haul and is on a similar path but will not allow me to short change myself so I chose to engage deeper with them. These are people destined to walk with me and challenge me at every turn so that I can progress and explore possibilities and make life really count. They are honest even when it hurts and burns, are warm and loving. when you need a hug  and they know when and how to provide the needed element. Just to be clear, family isn’t all about biology…it is about appointed people to walk together.
  3. Choose to trust God regardless: This has been the most challenging to start but the most fulfilling to live out in time. Since God is not a man that He should lie or the son of man that He would change His mind, His word is reliable. This means that once HE says it that is not…nothing will change it. The only impediments that can stop His word lie within me. I chose to believe His word even when there is no evidence of anything at work and it is paying off big time.

It came to me that no matter how insignificant I feel and how hard it can be to get up every day, there is good waiting to come out of my life so I must get up and do that which He has said to do for that day. I used to wish that my life was different but I have come to understand that my path is unique and God will not allow me to walk a path that won’t bring Him glory and draw me closer to Himself. HE is God alone and the one who makes things work and work well.

So I choose to love and trust Him no matter what! That is how I will live my life from now henceforth.




Photo courtesy of @Judy Niemeyer

Psalm 139
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

(1) Adonai, you have probed me, and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I stand up, you discern my inclinations from afar,
3 you scrutinize my daily activities. You are so familiar with all my ways
4 that before I speak even a word, Adonai, you know all about it already.
5 You have hemmed me in both behind and in front and laid your hand on me.
6 Such wonderful knowledge is beyond me, far too high for me to reach.
7 Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I climb up to heaven, you are there; if I lie down in Sh’ol, you are there.
9 If I fly away with the wings of the dawn and land beyond the sea,
10 even there your hand would lead me, your right hand would hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Let darkness surround me, let the light around me be night,”
12 even darkness like this is not too dark for you; rather, night is as clear as day, darkness and light are the same.
13 For you fashioned my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; your works are wonders —
I know this very well.
15 My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in your book all my days were already written;
my days had been shaped before any of them existed.
17 God, how I prize your thoughts! How many of them there are!
18 If I count them, there are more than grains of sand; if I finish the count, I am still with you.