Faith For Today

Beloved,

I know things are not always the way you want them to be. Things happen, bad things happen: everyday, to everyone. The difference is in how you deal with it. There are struggles here and there but always hold unto to your faith in Him. Your faith determines everything that happens in you and around you.

In Matthew 8:10 (TLB), “Jesus stood there amazed! Turning to the crowd He said, “I haven’t seen FAITH LIKE THIS in all the land of Israel!”.

I don’t know the situation that you are in today but always remember that Jesus is waiting for you to use His Name in that situation. He is waiting for you to tell that mountain, “be thou removed”. You have 3 choices in that situation:

  • You can watch it destroy or kill you
  •  Cause a change with your faith or 
  • Cry and wonder what the hell happened.

The choice is yours, don’t just let things happen to you, go and make them happen.

Be blessed,
Ali Papa.

Fight On

Everyone has a plan and an expected end. Every nation has a plan and an expected as well. The devil has a plan and an expected end. God has a plan and an expected end for you too.

He said in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

There is an expected end for you in that marraige irrespective of how messy it is. There is an expected end in that situation no matter how frustrated and confusing things have become. There is an expected end for you in that office, in that city and in that country. Yours is to do your part. God will do his part. He will surely bring you to an expected end.

Beloved, God’s thoughts towards you is GOOD; to bring to you an EXPECTED end. What you lost was never meant for you. Whatever is your EXPECTED end, God is waiting for you to create it! Focus on what God has said about you. Fight on, the promise of an expected end is worth it. Don’t dwell in the past. Learn to trust in Him instead. He has good plans for you that will lead you to an expected end.

It’s my prayer that failure will not be part of your testimony. Depression will not be your expected end. It will be far from you! It will not prevail in your soul! May your days get brighter and brighter. May your expectations and His expectations of you not be denied or cut short in Jesus Name. Everything will work out the way it should. An expected end, in Jesus Name!

Be blessed!
Ali Papa.

Victory Is Assured 

Beloved of God, 

Your situation is not causing God to have sleepless nights. Your situation is not new to God. Your circumstances are not there to kill you. They are not there to defeat you either. They are there for you to demonstrate the character of His Spirit in you. They are there for you to demonstrate your faith in His Word. Everything that has ever happened to you and everything that is happening to you right now are all happening for a reason.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (TLB) says, “NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, always be thankful, for this is GOD’S WILL for you who belong to Christ Jesus”.
Your situation might not look like it is the will of God. That marital issue, divorce or separation might not look like it is the will of God. Everything around you might be saying, “you’re finished”. But you are not! Isaiah 54:17 (CEV) says, “Weapons made to attack you WON’T be successful; words spoken against you WON’T hurt at all… I, the LORD, promise to bless you with victory”.

Stop having sleepless nights over that situation. What you’re stressing about right now, God has already worked it out. His plans for you are for good, not for evil, to give you hope and a future. Learn to always tell your situation, “I am of God therefore I walk in victory. I can never be defeated. All things, including you (name your situation), are working together for my good”.

Today is a new day to look at that situation differently. Don’t allow fear to cripple your faith in Him. Fear is the cancer to faith! Don’t allow the enemy to have any place in your mind. Rise up in faith and cast out every thought that doesn’t line up with God’s Word because everything happens for a reason.

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Suddenly! 

Beloved of God,

Whatever you need today, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want restoration in your marriage, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want a happy home, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want a new job, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want more money, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want to get pregnant, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want to reach out to more souls with the gospel, it’s done unto you according as you believe. If you want to get out of that blessed mess, it’s done unto you according as you believe. Whatsoever you desire today, it’s done unto you according as you believe.

Matthew 9:29 (MSG) says, Jesus touched their eyes and said, “BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE.”

Matthew 9:30 (TLB) says “And SUDDENLY they could see!”. I pray that as you dare to believe Him in that situation today, your story will not be different in Jesus Name. That SUDDEN miracle, that SUDDEN  testimony is yours!

In Him,
Ali Papa.

He’s Got You, Now and Always

Dearly Beloved of God,

You may feel “alone” at such a time and day like this but I want you to know that you are not alone this Christmas. You may feel “alone” and isolated but you’re not. Jesus said in John 14:16 (AMP), “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever”.

You are never alone. If you are in Christ, The Holy Spirit is with you always. If you are pregnant and you feel alone, you are not. You have Him and your little baby inside you. What you feel is what your baby feels. If you feel alone, scared, and mistreated, you can change all that. Jesus said in John 16:33 (MSG), “…in this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”

You’re not on your own. You don’t walk alone! Even the sparrows knows He holds tomorrow! If you looked left or right today and there’s no one there, don’t forget to look up, don’t forget to look inside of you. God is with you and in you.

Be blessed,
Ali Papa.

Remember Who Was There For You

Dear Someone,

I want you to always remember who was there for you when NO ONE else was. Remember who was there for you when you were at your lowest. Remember who was there for you when you didn’t have anything. Remember who was there for you when you needed a shoulder to cry on. Remember who was there for you when you felt the weakest and not who’s there to have a good time

No matter what you have been through, remember those that were there for you when your world or marriage was like a silent hell. Remember those that were there for you when times were tough. Not everyone actually cares for you the way YOU think they do. Remember those that were there for you when everybody else turned their back on you. Remember those that were there for you when everything around you was falling apart. Remember those that were there for you when no one else wanted to be there and those that answered your call at 2 am when you were loosing it.

Never ignore a person who loves you and cares for you. Keep them close, for such people are rare.

In Him,
~Ali Papa.

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Tomorrow

Dear Someone,

Tomorrow is going to be good for you, for God is good. His mercy endureth forever. Do not feel any anxiety about tomorrow. Don’t feel left out thinking that you’re not where you are supposed to be. Stop comparing your journey with others.

Stop asking…

What about tomorrow?
Will it bring fame or will it bring fortune?
Will it bring blessing?
Will it be bad or will it be good?
What will tomorrow bring?
Will tomorrow ever come?
What about tomorrow?
Will I be here?

Trust in the Lord and leave it in His hands. Walk by faith and not by sight. Get up and shout above the turmoil knowing that all is right and all is bright. Get up and shout above that situation knowing that things can only get better for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 (WEB) says, “You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness”.

Don’t be among the many who are worried and depressed and some who are almost driven to suicide – frustrated about tomorrow.

You have today, make the best of of it. Today is the day of the Lord – it is a day of deliverance, a day of blessing, a day of visitation.

Be blessed,
Ali Papa.

Job 22:29 (KJV)  When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

Called To Rule And Reign

Dear Someone,

You have NEVER been called to be in fear. You have ONLY been called to be DETERMINED and to COOPERATE with Heaven.

God said to Abraham in Genesis 15:1 (KJV), “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward“. He said to Joshua in Joshua 8:1 (KJV), “Fear not, neither be thou dismayed“. He said to Gideon in Judges 6:23 (KJV), “fear not: thou shalt not die“. He said to Jacob in Isaiah 41:10 (MSG), “Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you“.

David knew this and he cooperated with Heaven. In 1 Chronicles 28:20 (KJV) David said to Solomon his son,”Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD

Why are you in fear? What are you saying to yourself? What are you saying to your children? What are you saying to your body? What are you saying with your mouth in that situation? Are your words filled with fear or with faith? What can you see in that blessed mess? 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) says, “For God hath not given us the SPIRIT of FEAR; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND“.

David was a man without the Holy Spirit but his words were in agreement with Heaven. He so mastered the Word he was bold enough to ask Solomon to walk without fear. If you are in the Spirit then you need to have the audacity of faith over every situation. If you are in Christ, you were not called into a life of fear. You were called to rule and to reign. Jesus said in Luke 12:32 (KJV), “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom“.

Beloved of the Most High, “God is on your side and you are more than a conqueror” (1 John 4:4). So fear not! The unreal never was and never will be, while the real always was and never ceases to be. Fear not to venture into new vocation; Fear not to transform to a better status; Fear not to give what it takes once you feel led to venture; Fear not to walk on “water”. In whatever street of life you are right now, “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you…” Isaiah 54:4 (NLT).

In Him,
Ali Papa.

Isaiah 43:1
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

You Are Next In Line

When God decides to bless you, there is nothing anobody can do. NOT SURE WHO THIS IS FOR, but you are next in line for a miracle in Jesus Name.
Luke 13:12 (KJV)
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

That healing you need is yours!
That job is yours!
You are healed in your body!
You are healed in your mind!
You are healed in your finances!
You will begin to see open doors!
That turnaround is yours!
God is giving you a voice!
The waiting is over!