Category Archives: Bloom
Isaiah 60:5 “Your eyes will shine, and your heart will thrill with joy, for merchants from around the world will come to you. They will bring you the wealth of many lands.”
We learnt yesterday about positive phototropism and negative phototropism. With positive phototropism, the plants grow towards the light. But in negative phototropism, the plants grow away from the light into darkness. Read the rest of this entry
John 2:11 “This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.”
John 2:9-10 “When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!” (NRSV, emphasis added). Every time people look at your life and say, “We thought we had seen your best, but this is even better!” Read the rest of this entry
Isa.61:3 “To all who mourn in Zion, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, oil of joy instead of mourning, a garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (NLT & NIV]
God is trading His beauty for our ashes and He is doing it in every area. We are going from barrenness to Fruitfulness, from sorrow to Joy, from bondage to Freedom, from loss to Recovery, from death to Life, from poverty to Wealth, and from shame to Honour. Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 126:1-2 (KJV) “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.”
God is trading His beauty for our ashes and He is doing it in every area. God is giving us beauty for ashes, from sorrow to Joy. God is giving us His joy in the place of sorrow. Read the rest of this entry
Acts 15:32-33 “Then Judas and Silas, both being prophets, spoke at length to the believers, encouraging and strengthening their faith. They stayed for a while, and then the believers sent them back to the church in Jerusalem with a blessing of peace.”
We will begin today’s devotional by staying with the question from yesterday. People do not get answers because they do not stay with the question for long enough. The question is, who is spiritually better because of you? Read the rest of this entry
Isa. 35:6-7 “The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land…”
God is a God of abundance. Lack [poverty] is inconsistent with the nature of God. Check the Bible, every time God had to meet a need, He goes over and above even when it is not necessary. Read the rest of this entry
Isa.5: 3 Now, you people of Jerusalem and Judah, you judge between me and my vineyard. 4 What more could I have done for my vineyard that I have not already done? When I expected sweet grapes, why did my vineyard give me bitter grapes?” [with emphasis].
The fourth Marah I have been asked to address interestingly is The “Marah” of God. Can God have a Marah situation? Apparently, He can, and he shows us in His Word. Read the rest of this entry
John 15:10 “When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love”
God says rejoice but you have to choose to rejoice. There are two dimensions to this command – there is the prophetic dimension and there is the instructional dimension.
The Instructional Dimension: I have discovered that there is nothing better than rejoicing. There is nothing stronger than joy. In fact, joy is such a strong force. It is unstoppable. God is giving you a life- long instruction and that is to rejoice – it is a command. When people question your rejoicing, tell them you are obeying God because God has commanded you to rejoice.
“Yet for my own sake and for the honor of my name, I will hold back my anger and not wipe you out” Isa.48:9
I can tell you numerous stories of situations I have found myself in that the key was I went to God and said, ‘who am I? But Lord, for Your Name sake. Lord, because of Your Name’. And God said, ‘you are right, for My Name sake…’. This is an aspect of God that you need to tap into and that is what the Covenant releases for you. The Read the rest of this entry
“…I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone… Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth! 2 Sam.7:8-9
Did God take permission from anyone before He elevated David and established his throne forever? God does not need anyone’s permission to bless you. Whether they like it or not, you are going be blessed. Some people will call you proud but it is okay because that is usually what happens when you are confident in the Covenant. When Read the rest of this entry