Now I Can Confirm That It Gets Better

I used to dislike Mondays, to the extent that I’d make no plans. Monday was set aside to recover from the weekend. I’d warm up into the day, and be on airplane mode during the day, awake but unable to do some things.

My girls on the other hand, did not get the Monday memo, so they’d wake up raring to go into the new week. In retrospect, my energy or lack thereof must’ve been such a wet blanket. For instance today, Miss K is painting some shells that we picked up last week, then we’ll use them to make a shaker, then we’ll make some music and sing with her teddies. Perfect plan, if you asked me.

The last couple of days I have just been in awe of God. I’ve been in a good space, a few weeks ago, it was a very different narrative. I was in a dark hole; the mummy hole. As I’ve done different things over the past weeks, I’ve seen God’s hand. There’s been a desire to work, energy to see it through, a genuine smile and a hearty laugh as I related with the girls.

Today, I’m looking forward to making some music with the girls as I teach them about Miriam. Mine will be a song of praise because the Lord has done it for me. This is my testimony:

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I want to know this verse by heart, that I will declare it each and every day.

A few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure if, when, where or how it’d get better. But now I can confirm that it does. There’s no darkness so dark that His light can’t illuminate, no hole too deep that He can’t lift you out of, no bondage too strong that He can’t rescue you from. There is no situation that is too difficult for Him.

Have a blessed week, friends.

Bibi2be

 

 

 

 

Be Still & Know that He Is God – Day 16

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“People don’t always get what they deserve in this world.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Sometimes life throws unfair situations in your face.  Some people are just bullies who use their positions of power, money and bravado to puff up their egos as they boss people around. They are not much different from bullies on the playground, who push you around until you go and tell your daddy. When your daddy shows up, they shrink in size in front of your eyes and apologize.

When I feel like I’m being treated unfairly, I am usually tempted to fight for my rights. If I don’t have enough energy to fight, flight is the next best option. I run away into a corner and sulk, albeit, briefly.

A couple of days ago, I had an encounter with a bully, one whom i’ve dealt with before. As I’ve been wondering how to react, God has been reminding me to be still and know that He is God. Being still and letting Him fight my battles is a sign of wisdom and strength. Wisdom to know which battles not to fight as His strength is made perfect in my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

I am learning to run to God like the little child on the playground and let Him fight my battles and show Himself strong.

In the stillness I hear Him; in the stillness I see Him; in the stillness He transforms me.
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What situations do you need to be still and let God fight for you?

May your faith and peace come from the fact that He is God. He is able to fight on your behalf and WIN.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for the reminder that though I am in war, the battle is not mine, the battle is Yours. Today I choose to stand still and know that You are God. I put my trust in You and declare that Your plans for me are the best. Though sometimes I feel defeated, deflated and discouraged by this situation, I choose to keep my eyes on You and watch You fight for me.

Through You, victory is mine.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,

Amen

The song of the day:

There is peace, joy and victory in the stillness.

Blessings,

BIBI2BE

P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be@gmail.com