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 

 

REST

 Then Jesus said,

 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 

Matthew 11:28 NLT

Can you believe it’s December already?

I can… in fact I have been dreading it!

The honest truth is that there are so many goals and plans for this year I haven’t accomplished yet. I find myself in a place of doubt, constantly asking myself when will it be my turn? I need to see manifestations now!

I have been feeling burn out, disappointed, emotionally tired and spiritually exhausted. I can’t even tell you…these past couple of months  I’d admit that I gave in to fear and the lies of the devil . Shame overcame and overwhelmed my heart…placed too much of my attention on the very mountain, forgetting I serve a mighty God that can move and make them plain.

Through it all, I know it is not over yet! In God’s plan, there is no time limit.

Even though I’m yet to see the manifestation of all the prophecies and prayers, I will patiently wait and while I wait for His glory, my prayer is that I am graced to yield to His teachings. To Love Him more than His blessings. I pray that I am spiritually matured to say that even if God does not to bless me  with one thing that my heart truly desire, He will still be my God. To be matured and rooted in His Word and have faith that He is able and He will do it in His own time!

Hebrews 11:1 says…“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

So guys, as the year is running to an end, let me encourage you with these words.

Even though you are yet to see what you’ve prayed for and it seem as though you’ve been waiting forever. Jesus has promised you rest in the wait… don’t let your heart be discouraged. Do not be anxious of anything but instead pray about everything.

Jesus plans for you are good and it has no iota of evil. He is not a liar and if He said it, He will do it. If you can’t see the manifestation of all the things He promised you now, I know and I want you to cling on to HOPE that He is able to do more than we ask of Him. He is able to turn this season around. Jesus is taking you through a journey – your journey to the manifestation.

Use this season of waiting to get ready for 2018.

In the place of prayer write down your God given vision.

Make it plain.

Put a circle around the key words. Circle it as a symbol of covenant between you and God.

Continuously pray over it. Prayer is key! Pray that He shows you new strategies and guidance.

Remember, For God to have shown or speak to you about it, He has released it in the spiritual realm. Prayer, purposeful prayer is needed to bring it into physical manifestation.

Finally, I will leave you with this verse,

 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

Psalm 32:8

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – AWAKEN

September, you are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.
                  – Peggy Toney

Happy New Month!

I can’t believe September is here!! It’s a new season.

I’m grateful for this season, it’s just right after my birthday which of course provokes new changes in me.

That being said,

I will be focusing on  Isaiah 52:1-2 this month…

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

As the seasons change, I will allow myself to be awakened in every aspect of my life.

This month, I will improve my time management, creativity, commitment to my goals and practice to let go of things that does not align with God’s plan for my life.

September is a season to rise from my slumber and push myself in the area of prayer and fasting.

I want to be the best vision of myself daily and to do this I have to push beyond my limit daily. In order to do these things, I need to put on God’s strength.

I’ve come to a realization that my destiny is far greater than what I can see now and I believe I can achieve all these things through Christ who strengthens me daily.

Lastly, please be informed that we are in a season when God is awakening all His seeds to stand.

Have a WONDER FULL month, Stay Woke, Stay Lit!

Love,

Dami x

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!