The Blessed Life: Supreme Blessedness

Hello, hope you are keeping well and safe? What a privilege to be alive!

Recently I was reminded of the beauttides; Jesus’ sermon on the mountain. I thought I’d share as I was inspired and encouraged by these verses. I pray it inspires, encourages and refines you, Amen!


The beatitudes are inner teaching given to the few who deeply long to know God. More so, in this time of quarantine, it is important to take time to hear from God and let His Word refine your heart.

Have you ever asked yourself why Jesus took time out to teach the people about the beatitudes?

I believe He was offering blessings to them. Jesus was teaching them the very great, highest…of what it is to be blessed with divine favour. He is also doing the same to you today.

The dictionary defines beatitude as supreme blessedness.

Supreme Blessedness


Bible Passage: Matthew 5:1-12 KJV

Before you read, I want you to open your hands with your palms facing up. Sit for a moment in stillness and ask your heavenly Father to tell you important words you need to hear today. Tell Him that you are open to His guidance…receive it.

Now read the verses.

And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him: And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


Take each one of the beatitudes and ponder on it. What might God be communicating to you? Listen for God to speak to you. Ask Him for help where you fall short.

Remember, He loves you so much and He is closer than your skin. He wants you to have the blessed life that only He can give.

Enjoy the supreme blessedness 🙂

I love you,

The 3 Powerful Tools For A Successful Life

“You can work for success but ONLY God can make you prosper”.

 Read Joshua 1:5-9 The Message

Overview: Joshua a servant of Moses was thrust into the position of leadership after the death of his master, Moses. He did not know what to do, as the task was enormous and as we all do sometimes (probably at all times) developed cold feet, got very scared because he felt inadequate, comparing himself to Moses. So he went on and cried out to God, but in this place of crossroad- in the valley of decisions, God showed up and proffered a solution.

GOD OFFERED JOSHUA 3 POWERFUL TOOLS FOR SUCCESS


Tool Number 1:

 “No one will be able to oppose you for as long as you live. I will be with you just as I was with Moses, and I will never fail or abandon you.”

Joshua 1:5

God heard Joshua’s cry and offered him His presence. Why? because God’s presence guarantees Joshua’s success, His presence guarantees your success too!

Romans 8 says “If God is for you, who can be against you?”

Exactly!

God’s presence is everything you need to prosper in anything you find yourselves doing on earth. Ask for His presence daily, just like David did in Psalm 27:4a “…one thing I seek the most is to live in the presence of the Lord all the days of my life”

He has promised His presence to always be with you; to counsel and advise, to guide and direct, to protect and defend you. No man or principalities can prevail over you.

He is assuring you of His faithfulness to always be with you. You are not alone!


Tool Number 2:

” Let the words from the book of the law be always on your lips.Meditate on them day and night so that you may be careful to live by all that is written in it.If you do, as you make your way through this world, you will prosper and always find success.”

Joshua 1:8

The level of your commitment to God’s Word will determine how far you go. Not just knowing the Word of God but going a step further – meditating and doing it.

Relationship Not Religious acts

Corrie Ten Boom said “Don’t worry about what you do not understand of the Bible. Worry about what you do understand and do not live by.”

God knows you cannot do this alone that is why He is asking you to walk with Him daily – every day (not once a week) then you will prosper in all your ways.

Don’t try to negotiate with what and when to obey Him, always enter into the fullness of His presence, let His Word delight in you.

This old hymn comes to mind; Just a closer walk with thee by PATSY CLINE

I am weak but Thou art strong
Jesus keep me from all wrong
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee
Just a closer walk with Thee
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea
Daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

Tool Number 3:

“This is My command: be strong and courageous.Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Be Godfidence!

Even though the assignment/ task might look big, risky or even dangerous at times, TRUST God and depend on Him, He is ALWAYS faithful!

When God told us to be Courageous

COURAGE does not mean the absence of FEAR but releasing yourself with your arms stretched out in surrender and submission.

Be confident in Him even though you think the task is impossible, even though you cannot see success or a glimpse of a breakthrough but you are able to stand firm and trust that He is with you. Now that’s the confidence, the courage He is talking about.

That’s the type of CRAZY Faith He loves!

Faith like a mustard seed but yet mighty to believe.

Learn from Esther, Esther 4:1 “…And if I perish, I perish”

Now that’s COURAGE and STRENGTH!

True Success comes from GOD.


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Thank you and God bless you!

Freedom: the humble will find mercy

Freedom happens when we humble ourselves.

When we are humble, we rely on and trust in the saving power of Jesus alone to save us not in our own ability.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

While studying John chapter 8, I realised that this chapter speaks volume about the condition of our hearts. So much wisdom and revelation in one chapter!

These are some interesting points I gathered whilst reading…

  • John 8 1-11 described the scene of Jesus teaching the scribes and the Pharisees. Whilst teaching, a woman caught right in the middle of adultery was brought to Him – not to be saved but to be condemned, openly shamed and killed. The woman is undoubtedly guilty of adultery, and according to the Law of Moses she should be punished by death. Instead Jesus did something unexpected. He sets this woman free. However, the revelation I received from this event is this. Although it was never recorded the type of conversation that had happened beforehand between her and the accusers but what I noticed is that this woman never tried to justify her sin when she got to the presence of Jesus but instead she humbled herself. I hear you say, well she had no choice but to humble herself as she was in a vulnerable situation. Yes, that’s correct! I can think of many vulnerable situations that I clearly needed help that pride stopped me from obtaining! What I believed happened here is this -she encountered something amazing that day, which is greater than anything she has ever known. She met with LOVE in flesh.  She met face to face with LOVE Himself and and all she could do was surrender.  I’m guessing from this woman’s story, this is someone that has been trying to fill a hole in her heart by sleeping with men, searching for a real love but all in the wrong places. So, when she finally met with the LOVE she has been searching for all her life face to face, Jesus, a stranger who showed her what true love and kindness is. She bowed in humility and surrender. This is how her story changed forever.

The love of Jesus humbles us to surrender


  • The other part of the story. People will condemn you and leave you worse off than they found you but Jesus said “I won’t condemn you. Go and sin no more” John 8:11. This is what freedom looks like when we admit to our sins and repent. “And therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1

Freedom has no condemnation only Victory!


  • John 8:12-30 Upon all the teachings and actions of Jesus in the previous verses. He continues to implore the Pharisees to believe and turn back from their wicked ways. It was clear they were not ready to let go of what they know or have been taught. They believed in God but not in Jesus. They believed in the law of Moses but not in the saving grace of Jesus. And just like us today, we choose what is convenient to believe in and when it suites us to follow Him. There is no shame in admitting we struggle. Jesus made that clear in the previous verses, He is made perfect in our weakness. Remember, “the Proud will never see God”. Freedom happens when we truly let go. If you want to be free, Let GO!

I can’t, Jesus can, Let Him.


  • John 8: 31-59 Finally, after Jesus had demonstrated and taught them what True Freedom is they preferred to remain as slaves by hiding and “defending and justifying” their sins. Even though they know the Word of God, they fail to comprehend the key message in this chapter which is ‘JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND LIFE’. Similarly, a large number of us”Christians” are like these Pharisees, “the educated people of their day, cautious, law-abiding”. Too often we rely on our own wisdom and ability to be perfect. We believe we know what is right for our lives. Just like the Pharisees, we justify our actions because we think we know “the law” and our interpretation of the law is “right”. We pick ‘n’ choose what to and not to believe. Self-reliant! Proud much? The Pharisees preferred to remain captives bound in the chains of “law” as to admitting that they’ve been wrong all along and be set free. What a pity! Imagine, to stand in the presence of Jesus, the Saviour, the Son God and God Himself in flesh and still be living in bondage? Listen, majority of us Christians are still living in bondage today and yet we claim Jesus is our Saviour?! Jesus can only make His home where He is allowed! It is when we give Him full access to all areas of our lives can we then receive complete freedom. So, if you want to be free stop boxing Jesus out, stop thinking that only you can deliver yourself. That’s pride!

“Is He Lord in every aspect of your life?”


Let us think back to when we’ve tried to do things by our own strength. How we failed woefully and yet we refuse to admit we are struggling. We continue to hide under the illusion of freedom.

Get rid of pride and receive true freedom today!

“You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them.”

Proverbs ‭28:13‬ ‬‬

‘So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. ‘

John 8:36 

 

IMG_2256Ok, I don’t know how this background image got onto my phone but I sure know it’s for a reason.

So, the Holy Spirit brought this bible verse to my remembrance this morning on my run. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

While I am in this season, the Lord reminded me that He is my Light even in the darkness.
Going back to the background image, can you see how the light is overcoming the dark?! Jesus is with you even in the darkness! Best believe that!
You are not alone!

Love, Dami x

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Jesus Rescued Me, “Written words from within…”

Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am Yours
Lord, I’m forever Yours
Mountains high or valley low
I sing out and remind my soul
I am Yours
I am forever Yours

Love Came Down – Kari Jobe

OVERWHELMED?

an understatement!

I just can’t express how GRATEFUL I am to know You LOVE me.

How did I get this GIFT from above?

Words FAIL me

INDESCRIBLEABLE!

“While I was in sin, YOU loved me and never once stopped loving me” (paraphrased) Romans 5:8

You are on MY SIDE.

And it’s by Your DIVINE GRACE and MERCY that I am saved.

…and if not for Your KINDNESS that led me to REPENTANCE where would I be?

A HEART that FORGIVES

In WONDER and ADORATION.

I cried out,

FATHER’s love found me again!

DROWNED in Love.

I was LOST and LONELY for a moment but JESUS, You rescued me.

No one to TURN to but YOU

Truly, I AM Yours!

Just like that You answered my prayers, then I became complacent?

I TRUSTED You then I GAVE UP

I forgot about YOU

One thing I said I’ll NEVER do

Ungrateful Days?

How did I get HERE?

[sigh]

My Jesus RESCUED me!

[Paused and reflected]!

Drawing me NEARER,

You reminded me to WORSHIP YOU in all SEASONS 

Learning the unforced rhythms of GRACE

I was LOST when You HONOURED me.

My feet SLIPPED

Like a Prodigal son,

You spoke to my HEART.

How can I STAND while others are falling?

Love came down and RESCUED me AGAIN!

My promises were not ENOUGH

I won’t do it AGAIN Jesus!

My PASSION wasn’t enough to catch this FIRE

but from the ashes You bring RESTORATION.

You bring me LIFE

Unquestionable LOVE

Unstoppable LOVE

Consuming LOVE

Your Love is a FLOOD

Try to stop Your LOVE and You would WAGE a WAR!

My SHAME was UNDONE

My sins FORGIVEN

You DELIGHT in showing MERCY

Mercy triumphs over JUDGEMENT

You said Daughter, FORGET the PAST

TEARING down every WALL

Your Love NEVER ends,

Never GIVES UP

You won’t LET me GO

Jesus SAVED me

CLOSER again.

I HAVE BEEN SET FREE!

RESTORED – SONSHIP – RESTORED

No LONGER a SLAVE to FEAR

The FEAR of FALLING that kept me bound was BROKEN!

Your voice reassured me “Now you know what it feels like to fall”

FEAR DISPELLING.

Going DOWN is the way UP

VICTORY is MINE!

Your PURPOSE REVEALED

JESUS, You RESCUED me so I can TELL of Your LOVE.

 SELAH!