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.

His Ability Outshines Your Inabilities

Beloved of God,

This year might not have been all that you want it to be. It’s possible that you are in one situation or you about to enter one. It’s possible that there are those you would have love to have around you in this season of celebrations but for one reason or another, they are either out of your life or they are far away. Among us are many that are hurting; many that are in silent hell in their marriages; many that are in their hospital beds and many that are not sure how they are going to pay their next bill.

It can be hard to see past where you are right now but irrespective of your circumstances today and in whatever street of life you are, I want you to always remember that God is enough for you to triumph. His mercy and grace are the reason you are still here. He is bigger than any of your setbacks, His ability outshines your inabilities and He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond what you could ever imagined, ask or think.

Whatever it is that you’re believing God for, just hold on. Ephesians 3:20 (MSG) says, “God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us”.

I know a lot has happened to you, enough to erase your faith in Him but I am encouraging you to make room for Him to do something new. God is not condemning you, He is able to release everything that belongs to you once you open up to what He has to offer. God is the God of miracles. He is the creator of ALL things. He is not limited to man’s fears or lack. He cannot be contained. He is more than a provider. God is your everything. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. Don’t keep quiet in that situation, don’t settle for mediocrity when you have a God who is able to do anything. Go ahead and ASK! Go ahead and give your faith a TARGET.

Let knowing that He that has called you is faithful and is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above ALL that you could ever ask, think or imagine be your daily inspiration to stand strong and keep pressing forward. The year 2016 might not have been all that you want it to be BUT never lose hope, hang on to God’s hand. Whatever it’s that you want exist, activate your faith for it. God is able to do the impossible. He is able to miraculously show up and show out.

May God restore to you what you have lost. May God surprise you in these last few days of December 2016. I pray that every desire of your heart be granted to you exceedingly abundantly above anything that you ask or think.

In Him,
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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