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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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!

You Are Called For A Bigger Purpose

This Bible verse might be very familiar to you. So before reading, pause and ask God to give you fresh eyes and an open heart to absorb it.

Those who are devoted to God will flourish like budding date-palm trees;
    they will grow strong and tall like cedars in Lebanon.
Those planted in the house of the Eternal
    will thrive in the courts of our God.
 They will bear fruit into old age;
    even in winter, they will be green and full of sap

Psalm 92:12-14 The Voice

Pot plant is a plant grown or suitable for growing in a flowerpot, especially indoors (in a protected environment).

Pot plant Christians are those believers who only grows within their comfort zone- within that circumference, they only stay indoors-in any protected environment, even though God didn’t made them a plant that only grows in a pot, they have chosen to be one. They have potentials to become a palm tree just as Psalm 92:12 stated, but because of their laziness, because of their complacency, they choose to stay in that protected environment.

Funny thing about pot plant Christians is they bear no or few fruits, they only produce limited fruits and sometimes if they are not watered often, they die.

So I pose the question, Are you a pot plant Christian? Do have the characteristics of a pot plant?

The honest truth is you have so much more to offer, your purpose,  your fruits are so great but if you don’t grow you will die.

Don’t you want to flourish?

Don’t you want more saved souls in this Heaven race?

Are you not tired of being in the same position you’ve been since you got saved?

Remember, God is not looking at how beautiful your pot is – you don’t need to feel qualified. He is looking at the plant – He is more interested in you, the treasures He had deposited in you.

See, no matter what God gives you, you must always do your best as the Lord’s servant to make it grow, and you can’t afford to be just a pot plant in this mission field.

 Get up, shake off every spirit of laziness, you are not working for man, you are working for your God, your saviour. The One who took the fall so you don’t have to!

ARISE Intercessors, ARISE from your sleep.

The time is now. God wants to use you for a bigger purpose!

You have an assignment.

Your seeds are as great as the sequoia tree (the world’s largest tree- General Sherman) but you’ve got to break out of those pots to be as great as the original tree God designed you for.

You have what it takes because you have Him

A pot plant Christian cannot lead others to Christ. Why? Because they are busy sitting in their comfort zone. 2 Timothy 2:15; do everything you can to present yourself to God as a man who is fully genuine, a worker unashamed of your mission, a guide capable of leading others along the correct path defined by the word of truth. 

You cannot do this if you remain in this pot. You cannot present yourself to God as a fully genuine worker if you decide to stay in your area of comfort. Anyone can do that!

Remember in Revelation 3:16, God says if you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, He will vomit you out of His mouth.

A tree that does not bear good fruits will be cut down.

This message speaks volume to me now like it did in Jesus days to the disciples.

So as for you and me, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Let us encourage and build each other up in love. And the word of God is a two edged sword, this message speakers louder to me the writer.

Love, Dami xo

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