At about 5am yesterday, I had to literally hop out of my sleep( not like I woke myself up, God did) due to the awkward dream I was having. I laid in bed while I prayed in my heart for a short while then I knelt to sing few praises to God and laid back in bed. As my mind wandered, I remembered I was to write this helpful post earlier, to share with everybody. So here we go!😁
Some days ago, the Holy Spirit made me to understand that God gives gifts/blessings to his Children everyday. The way you receive gifts/presents from loved ones on your special days, festive seasons or just from time to time is “somewhat” the same way God gives his children gifts. Now I said “somewhat” because God gives us gifts every single day, not one or two or three but multiple(An ability of a perfect and stinkingly flourishing God, right??). To Him, everyday is our special day. Although I was also made to understand that there are some criteria that have to be met by us, which would be stated later as you read on.
So basically, it’s about a prayer statement I recently learned to make everyday asides my other prayers and for real I’ve been amazed. It goes thus:-
Dear Lord God, I receive all the gifts/presents/blessings
having my name tag from you this day, in Jesus Name, Amen!!!
For some reasons I had to modify it to:
Dear Lord God, I accept all the gifts/presents/blessings having my name tag from you this day
and help me to rightly position myself to receive them all, in Jesus Name, Amen!!! (Thank Him in Advance).
The reason being that: it’s actually one thing to accept something and another thing to receive that thing, although most times they go hand in hand. From my own view of perspective, by “Accepting“, it means you’ve agreed to receive and it necessarily doesn’t mean the gift or item in question is already yours or already in your possession until you receive. So by “Receiving“, you get. Like the stuff received becomes your personal possession which you can make use of or benefit from.
Like I mentioned earlier, there are some criteria that we must meet to make that prayer statement effective. Oh yes! God has his principles and standard which he doesn’t compromise(2Timothy 2:19) which makes Him a Conditional God to get close to. It’s his unfailing love that’s unconditional, so don’t get it twisted.
1.) You have to possess a pure heart and mind towards God and subsequently man. As we all know sin can be a barrier between us and God, nevertheless not His love. Just same way you would have your friend give you a gift, barriers of receiving the gift must be overcome(for example:- lack of communication or not being able to make yourself available to collect get it).
2.) You have to know God personally, like you have to be close to Him and ensure constant communication with Him. Although God blesses people with “anonymous gifts“. I’ll tell you why I said so.. The gift of life is an anonymous gift to people who don’t believe in God because they don’t know Him. Satan doesn’t have the power to give life, neither do the fundamental or cohesive forces and bla bla bla have the power to. Sometimes we receive anonymous gifts from people we don’t know and these gifts usually may not be of much value to us, as compared to the ones given to us by people we know or are named, no matter how expensive it is. (I hope you get my drift here?!)
3.) You have to keep your focus on God throughout the whole day, everyday. Lol.. I know you may be wondering how possible it is in our busy, hectic world today; Activities to attend to here&there, dealing with our fellow human beings, brain and mind storming on how to deal with various issues/solve problems on ground and so on. Definitely true!.. it’s not as easy as it’s said but it is still possible!.. Now In this case I don’t mean you’ll have to be kabashing continuously or stand outside and fix your gaze to the sky and leave off your activities(Lol.. Don’t mind me, just kidding.. no sensible person would do that). All I mean is that in any and everything you’re doing just keep Him involved, always ask for direction and ask Him to be in charge. You would notice even when you’re heading in the wrong direction, He’ll call you to order( mine happens as an uneasy and unrest state of mind which indicates that there’s definitely something not going right).
4.) Finally, you definitely have to believe “your” prayer statement( I would have said “the prayer statement” but I didn’t because it becomes yours when you have to say it yourself). If you don’t have faith/believe without doubt then I’m sorry it might just as well be a mere statement. So try not to be a doubting Thomas before/while/after you pray.😁
Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!💃💃💃… Christmas is almost here🎅🎄🎁🎉🎉 and the year 2014 is on a journey to the past(Precisely 11days and few hours to go)!!!.. All Thanks and Glory be to God Almighty for the year spent so far, as he will not allow anyone of us or our loved ones roll to the past with 2014, in Jesus name, Amen!!!
😀 Compliments of the season!!!!..🎄🎁🎅🎉🎊🎉🎊