Friday, January 15, 2010

The Fight of Faith

So I’ve got me a brand new Note book writing out what I want the Lord to do for me this 2010. The pages are endless but there is ONE that seems more important to me than the rest of them put together is the desire to HEAR the VOICE of the Lord AUDIBLY. ..

I lifeofastranger will put up a fight of Faith to see prophesies fulfilled in my life this 2010

Lord I want to hear your voice, I want to hear your voice, I want to hear your voice. Not just the still ones, the dreams, visions and revelations, but I want to be able to be walking down the street and be having major conversations with the Lord. Abraham and Moses did, why shouldn’t I :) (So I may not be the father of faith (like Abraham – Hebrews 11: 8-19) or the servant of the Lord and great prophet (like Moses – Deut. 18:18-19, Hebrews 3:1-6), but ****t, I want to be able to hear Him, the way I hear my mum with her long stories, or JJ trying to gist me, or sisbee telling me how wonderful I am. I want to hear Him audibly and very clear.

I want to be like John (one of Jesus’ apostle), as we were told in John 12:28-29 - Father, glorify your name!" Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him; when John heard the voice of the Lord, some of the people thought it was thunder they heard, and still others thought it was an angel that spoke, yet Jesus and John knew it was God that spoke. I know for sure I don’t want to be like the crowd that mistook the voice of the Lord for something else.

So how do I intend to achieve this? I intend to start by spending more time awake preparing myself than asleep: So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God – 2 Chronicles 27:6. Is Jotham the only one that knows God? I too must do like Jotham did. By fire this 2010 I must prepare my ways before the Lord, because this is what happens when you prepare your ways: The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD – Proverbs 16:1. Once my ways are prepared, God will have to show up for me. I can’t wait. What stories we will share, things my mind could never comprehend.

To prepare myself, (1) I intend to spend more time in His Word. Not just read and study my bible, but start to learn the Greek and Hebrew meanings of the original translations. Not only study His word, but understand what it truly means. (2) Pray continually in the spirit; and (3) Fast and pray like never before to strengthen me to fight the fight of Faith to handle those prophesies God has fulfilled in my life this 2010. I remember august 2005, when JJ and I decided to fast and not stop until God told us when to. We did it for 31 days (we started to become delirious and vexed and had to break it after 31days :)); it was truly an experience. This Year will be better.

This 2010 is not just an ordinary year for me, it is THAT year I have been waiting for. It is going to be a year of determination for me. Where I am now is not the ultimate (You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked - Rev. 3:17; Get up, go away! For this is not your resting place, because it is defiled, it is ruined, beyond all remedy – Micah 2:10), it is indeed a stepping stone to where God is taking me. So So you can see how excited I have now become after finally realizing the plan of God for my life. This is why this 2010, I am determined to prepare myself, to put up a fight of Faith to attain a greater level for myself: I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father – John 14:12. Yay!!!

All I need now is the courage (2 Chronicles 15:8-15) to seek the Lord with all my heart, so that I may find Him. And the confidence to approach Him, so that I may obtain mercy and His grace this 2010 (Hebrews 4:16). For in this 2010, He has restored back to me and completed all the things which he has spoken concerning me (Joel 2:23-27). This is the year you will see me arise and shine, for His glory rises upon me (Isaiah 60:1-3), and nations will come to my light and kings to the brightness of my dawn. My light will shine so brightly this year, so that kings, promotion and undeniable miracles will locate me this year because of the brightness of my light. A time to rejoice because the Lord, King of glory, Lord of lords has exceeded my expectations and has brought to pass the words He has uttered concerning my life. Indeed a year of supernatural glory, for in this His time, a time to favour me (Psalm 102:13), He has enriched my life with joy unspeakable and given me beauty for all my ashes. My best year so far, and a year I will experience the reality (and not the religiosity) of life. A year of unending testimony (a year you will see me not being able to recover from all the testimonies of the things God has done for me this year, because all You will hear from me is the incomprehensible which God has done for me); a year of glory uncommon, a year filled with the manifestation of His promises. A year YOU will see me laugh, and not be able to control myself. Oh what a year.. what a year.. WHAT A YEAR!!. ring forth with a dance!. Hallelujah, for He alone is worthy to be praised.

Watch me Praise Him!!!

6 comments:

Kafo said...

thank you so much
this is my prayer for 2010
i really am not searching for prosperity or blessing but above all i want to hear him speak and let mii know which path i am to take

i have about 4 months to figure this all out and it all has to start now
so thanks for jumpstarting this for mii

Anonymous said...

ha! *speaking in the spirit*, my spirit has been stirred by this! Pls permit me to copy this and boldly proclaim them concerning me. I say "amen" to all your prayers, this is your year, and mine too. Thanks for this post.

Myne Whitman said...

This is so inspirational, thanks for sharing and putting this out here. I needed this. I say Amen too and may this 2010 be a year of greater blessings for us all.

simeone said...

amen.. i have been looking for these words..

Anonymous said...

Ameeen!!!!
Lovely peice , it shall be done!

ur blog is so inspirational and has also taught me some new scriptures!!

God Bless!!


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Homie GFunk said...

I believe prayer is the way to forge ahead in our walk with God this year. I hear a lot of people rousing up to pray. I say keep up the good fight of faith! Nice blog!