Faith on a Tightrope

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Happy Monday people!

One of my favourite movies is The Walk, a biographical drama based on the true story of Philippe Petit’s walk on a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. This movie will keep you at the edge of your seat!

God will often take us through the valley of the shadow of death to test our faith, sadly most of us fail here!

It’s so easy to trust God for our finances when we still have a balance on our credit card, and to trust God for healing when faced with an illness we know is not terminal.

Abraham raised his hand to strike Isaac, the three Hebrew boys were prepared to be roasted in fire and Daniel was ready to be mauled by the hungry lions.

Do we also have the courage to step out in faith and join Jesus on the tightrope?

We will never fall! …..Jesus never comes late for those who wait!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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We Don’t Need the Pulpit.

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Happy Monday people!

Will you promise to impact one life this week?

Dorcas was a woman who lived in the city of Joppa, she was known for her acts of love towards the poor. Her unique calling was to clothe the widows in her community. Acts 9:36-42

There is a hungry dying world out there; individuals and groups of people with unique and complex needs.

Today God is looking for the foot soldiers, people who will work at the coal face and make a tangible difference.

Providing a hot meal and a blanket to that homeless man you see on your evening jog or setting up a support group for single mothers is more powerful than a rehearsed sermon before the congregation on Sunday!

We all have a calling but we don’t need to stand behind the pulpit to fulfil it!

Find your unique calling….And get to work!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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The Mystery in the Middle

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Happy Monday people!

If you are reading this post this morning, I congratulate you for reaching the halfway mark of this year! I woke up this morning evaluating my journey so far and wondering where all the time had gone.

There is a mystery about the middle of any journey! The midway point is often a point of reflection; a point where most decide to turn back, and give up on their dreams.The middle part of the sea is the deepest part; the part where most ships sink…..Like men with a midlife crisis!

Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side” but midway there was a storm, the boat started sinking and the disciples panicked because they forgot Jesus was in the boat too. Mk 4:35

This morning I encourage you to keep going with that vision, it may not seem that you are making progress but the Lord who started with you at the beginning is with you in middle and will get you to the other side.

“….Forgetting what is behind….. I press on!” Phil 3:13

Well done!…. Keep going!….See you on the other side!

By Yetty Iriah

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The Camouflage

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Happy Monday good people!

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm!”- Frank Lane

It is true that storms we face are often just a camouflage.

Our best times are often dressed up in hard times as they draw us closer to God.

When God wants to teach us patience He watches us deal with that unruly teenager or difficult spouse!

When friends and family suddenly desert you, promotion is around the corner.

“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. “ Rom 8:18

Remember, David’s victory was dressed up as a Goliath….Perhaps yours is too!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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You Can Do It!

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Happy Monday people!

Father’s Day is one that generates mixed feelings; for some a sad reminder of a father that never was.

I attended the Praying Parents UK Conference at the weekend, and it was interesting to listen to different speakers express their views on the impact of absentee fathers on the family and society.

There is no doubt that fathers play a pivotal role in the family, but sadly for some families there is an absentee father and while we can’t change that, we should celebrate the strong mothers who are doing a great job playing both roles.

This post is dedicated to all the mothers out there raising children on their own. You are not alone, God has a special place in his heart for you; your children are destined for the top!

‘A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.’ Psalm 68.5

You can do it! ….Stay strong!

By Yetty Iriah

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Desperate Friends!

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Happy Monday people!

One of my favourite bible stories is the one about the man who had to be let down by his friends through the roof to meet with Jesus.

(Luke 5:18-26)

This desperate man was blessed with equally desperate friends who saw a lifetime opportunity and took a collective risk to get their friend to meet Jesus at all costs!

Sometimes our dreams will run on the passion of others! We need to be surrounded by people who want it for us as much as or even more than we do for ourselves.

Today look around you! Are you surrounded by such desperate friends or by acquaintances who only want to lick the sugar off your back when the going is good?

Happy reflection!

By Yetty Iriah

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Who’s in the Spotlight?

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Happy Monday People!

I was listening to a lovely song ‘Put the attention on Jesus’ by Todd Dulaney yesterday evening and was struck by lyrics:

….”the Man who paid the price is being drowned out by all the fluff and lights.”

….”Put the attention on Jesus; that’s where it belongs.”

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This song got me doing some personal introspection and this morning I urge you to kindly do the same.

In this ‘selfie’ world the focus is no longer on Christ, we have now adopted the concept of ‘self-love’, oblivious of the fact that our lives can be taken away in an instant!

In the last days….people will be lovers of themselves. (2 Tim 3:2)

We are dealing with a jealous God who will not share His glory with us!

This morning I ask the question…. “Who’s in the spotlight”?

Happy reflection.

By Yetty Iriah

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