God bless all of you who joined in Think Fast Tuesday yesterday.
I just want to encourage you as we do things in faith…
We live in a world where a lot of people – including Christians… seem to find it difficult to accept and believe in miracles … erm… isn’t that what the foundation of our faith is all about?!
The miracle that Jesus died and rose from the dead and is alive and reigning in heaven above and working on our behalf?!
Well I guess we can be excused from having moments of “Un-unwavering Faith” so to speak… when Doubting Thomas himself found it difficult to have such faith and he had actually walked and talked and laughed with Christ!
But still… we are called to BELEIVE and in that same vein… to act in faith.
The Bible says:
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6 ESV).
I for one believe in operating on acts of faith in order to show God that I do not doubt His promises in my life. There are many instances in my life where I have done things to deliberately engage my faith and it can be as mundane as passing a driving test … to as serious as getting married and having children…
When I was to take my driving test… I bought myself a “Congratulations You Passed Your Driving Test” card a few months before I sat the test. I put it up on my bedroom wall in faith that it would be so… and I passed first time round! (And I was a TERRIBLE driver!!! All of my friends know it! So it was definitely God working on my behalf there I can assure you! Lol)
When it was time to get married…oh! What did I NOT DO?! Lol! There were so many acts of faith I committed to reaffirm God’s promises of my marriage to Mr B… one of them was buying my wedding dress BEFORE he had even proposed…and paying the deposit for our venue to confirm the date God had given us… even when we didn’t have the money to pay the rest… but God sees our heart and sees our actions… and He takes care of the rest!
No faith without works right?
With my children… again… there are SO MANY acts of faith I’ve done. Half of Prince Josiah’s clothes … including his personalised items with his name on them… were all bought years before I was pregnant and some even before I started dating Mr B!
And here we are again… earlier this week… Mr B and I took Prince J to the school he is destined to go to. He was registered a few days after he was born and is due to start in September 2023 by God’s grace… I had called at the start of September to arrange for him to go to the school open day. The receptionist seemed very unhelpful when I told her he was only still 2 months old at the time and tried to fob us off!
But my mother insisted we have every right to be there… and so the receptionist eventually gave us a date … 24th October: which turned out to be the WRONG DATE!!!
We woke up extra early that morning and drove for two hours into central London… to get there for 9am. Everything looked quiet and there was no sign of life about the school. I know it’s half term and thus the children would be on break but we were expecting to see other prospective parents around and ready for the Open Day… but nothing.
We rang the bell for the receptionist… nothing. Called the school office… nothing. Called the school office again… still nothing. We waited on the cold steps for ages trying to figure out who to contact. We checked the school calendar online and saw in their diary that the receptionist had given us the wrong date! The open day had been on September 24th! Last month!!!
I was slightly disheartened because I had been so looking forward to this day! I wanted to have the first tour of the school that Prince J would be attending … the school that God had promised to him in one of my answered prayers …. and it looked like it was not going to happen that day…
We retreated to the car feeling slightly defeated when my mum suggested regardless, we go and take a picture with Prince J on the front steps of the school. I thought it was a great idea! I told Mr B to bring his wallet too so we could lay it on the grounds in faith that God will bless our finances and provide the funding that would be needed for Prince J to attend the school when his time comes. (Just want to quickly thank God for my mum’s life… she’s always inspiring me and pushing me to never give up on anything God has promised you… thank you mum 💕)
So Mr B and I headed back to the front steps of the school with our Prince J and we climbed to the top to take a picture. As soon as we reached the top… the door just opened and an old man stood in the entrance waiting for us to go through! We looked so puzzled. We hadn’t rang the door bell this time or anything!
He just opened the door and let us in. He looked at us and said “You can go through if you like… I don’t belong to the school, im just doing a job here.”
REALLY!!! He HAD to be an angel! He walked out of the front door and throughout all of our time there… we didn’t see him again… or anyone else! We had the WHOLE SCHOOL to ourselves! Our OWN OPEN DAY just for the Busaris!
We took our precious time to walk around and to pray and to claim it for our Prince J in Jesus’ name. We placed Mr B’s bank card on the grounds and claimed and declared that God would provide the finances for the fees (They’re currently about £30,000 per year) either that or full 100% scholarship! Whichever God prefers is cool with me! Lol!
And last but not least… we placed little Prince J’s feet on the ground… so he could take dominion. Not just to gain entry to the school in 2023… but to be an excellent high achiever at the school. To be a leader and not a follower. To be the head and not the tail and to fulfil purpose in Jesus’ name.
The Bible says:
“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you…” (Joshua 1:3) … As Josiah’s little feet touched the grounds… we declared this scripture over his life.
We took pictures of him with the school’s trophy cabinet to seal the deal and to claim that he too would be a recipient of such awards and win them for the school.
So whatever it is that God has laid in your heart… I won’t say don’t doubt and I won’t say don’t be discouraged when it seems like it’s not happening…because as humans… we’re bound to feel that way. There are many times when depite how faith filled I’ve felt… moments of doubt and discouragement can still creep in… but the key is to not remain in that situation … but to speak the Word over it!
Declare it! Claim it! Own it!
For my sisters who are trusting God for their husband… go and buy your wedding dress! Or at least start your savings fund for it! For my brothers… go and pray about your actual Wedding date and put down your deposit for the venue for that date… for those trusting God for the fruit of the womb… ask God for the names of your children and pray over them by name and go and start buying their clothes and items they will need.
The Bible says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11) … with Jesus at the centre of our faith… we can do ALL that God has promised us. So go ahead and declare it! Claim it! Own it! Today!
I’m waiting for your testimonies o! Lol!
Faith, Hope & Love,