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Author: Peta-Gaye Forbes-Robinson
Peta-Gaye Robinson otherwise known publicly as Phoebe is known for her love for writing but not just any type of writing. She is currently writing her first book which holds some of her life’s stories that may seem daunting. She is mostly known for inspirational writings and domestic violence and child abuse articles that edifies and change lives of victims and perpetrators. She is also a Radio Broadcaster for a local re-known radio program. She is a Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Activist and is currently in the process of establishing a program geared towards assisting youths with creative remedies to overcome the negative effects of abuse and to soar higher than their expectations. Phoebe Robin has been married for over seven years and has a bouncing baby boy. She currently holds a degree in Business Administration and is presently studying Media & Communication at a local university with hopes of establishing her very own T.V. Show. Her life’s prescription that cures from the root any known or unknown illnesses is, ‘The Grave is a dark and secluded place for a reason, we all need a silent period in our lives to get quiet with God, to allow God to think through us and to be silent in allowing God to answer our questions so that every daunting issues that tried to bury us in a Grave will be faced with God’s resurrection power to breathe life and purpose in us, that Grace may grant us courage to walk out of the Grave.’
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
What have God told you to do?
Have you been waiting for more to get started?
Have you ever heard this business quote before, ‘Start with what you have?’
Well that quote derives from the scripture Luke 16:10. God wants to be able to trust you with his missions. God knows what you have need of and when you need it. So if you have not received it, it means you don’t have need of it. Because the Lord, Almighty will provide exceedingly all that you have ever requested or asked of him. This is why he is a God who is faithful and always on time.
Remember the story of Jesus and how he fed the 5000 multitude? Well imagine that much, 5000 people with that little, 5 loafs of bread and 5 Fish. Jesus Christ understood when his Father spoke, it means he was sent with a purpose so he knew he was given authority over every situation, even in little. What did he do? He blessed the little, he prayed and activated the instructions, he effectuated the mission, he took a faith step and moved. Jesus believed he could use what he had to fill the cracks, or to do the entire job because Yahweh said so and so God showed up just in time.
All Yahweh wants is our commitment and sacrifice to step fort in obedience of what he called us fort to do.
Will you step out in faith?
It could be a business, your education, a Ministry, Marriage, a Child or something as simple as Fasting etc.
Have Yahweh called you to it?
Will you trust him?
Will you allow him to trust you?
Stop the doubting, the fears, the guilt and the confusion for it is written; Be anxious for nothing but with prayer and supplication make our request be known to God. Phillippians 4:6
O’Lord wash me from all insecurities and lies. Teach me your truths in every circumstances, let the belt of truth grip my loins and that i will obey your every instructions in Jesus’ Holy name, Amen.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Even the Pulpit will be judged, even the Pulpit is the Church, even they too carry the potential to fall short of the Glory of God.
Many say, ‘The Pastors must always be like Christ and not do wrong because God placed them on earth for us to follow their examples.’
Might i say this? If we continue to view the Pastors on such a pedestal of Christ, we have set ourselves up to fall short. Christ-Like(Simply means that we can only do things or say things in like manner of Christ but still we carry the potentials to not get it right all the times.
Have you ever wondered why we cannot imitate any one person to its fullness? that is because we are who we are regardless of how hard we try to take on the image of someone else. Well it is the same for Christ, we are expected to be Christ-Like, so it is not only Pastors but Christians in general are expected to be Christ-Like.
1 Peter 5:1-5
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being EXAMPLES to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble
Yes the scripture said, Shepherds be examples to your flock. The thing is, the word of God was careful to state its principles, its laws, its requirements for the people of God to abide. It was also careful to make known that all these laws must not be done out of the mindset of COMPULSION but WILLINGNESS. Because God is such a gentle Leader, he never forces us to be this way or that way but he left his words and Holy Spirit to guide us including those he appoints as Leaders over us.
Regardless of the mantle a Pastor wears, they too must fight for their own salvation. Yes they too hurt others, they too disrespect others even in declaring the word of God out of a motive to tear down the God given efforts of others. Yes they too inflict such high level of pain, they too rape, they too abuse, they too tarnish your names, they too deceive you, they too try to block and rob you of what God wants to do in your lives.
I understand quite well and I can imagine the level of emotional bondage you face under their leadership. Might I say this, our sole duty as children of God is to effectively carry out our ministries that no man has to appoint you for because God already appointed you since his death and reign at Calvary: The Ministry of Prayer and the Ministry of word.
Jesus Christ left his word not only for those he placed in leadership but every person who accepts him and have given up their life to find life in him. Jesus Christ is the only perfect man that was ever made hence his appointment as leader was what it was as a result he was careful to demonstrate every possible struggles or trials we would face and in all these his weapon and truth was Prayer, the Ministry of Prayer. Jesus prayed even more than how he worked. He prayed before a situation even arise. He prayed for those who hurt him, deceive him, blocked him, denied him, stabbed him, killed him and persecuted him.
The truth is the more we focus our minds on the hurt and offenses caused by others, we poison our thoughts and activate our emotions to have control over us. Our emotions doesn’t bear senses of eyes and ears not even smell but only feeling. It pushes you to a place of foolish decisions and foolish faith. Yes.. you didnt know you had foolish faith? Yes! Remember the story of the 10 virgins? 5 exercised wise faith and 5 exercised foolish faith. This is why Jesus’ example to us is that we pray, is that we speak the word, is that we love and is that in all things we supplicate to the only true and wise God. Only the Spirit of God can enable us to give much grace to those who hurt us.
Pastors and leaders this is not to justify your lawlessness. However it is to plant seeds of knowledge, grace and healing to those you have hurt. It is a sin when the flock that Christ have entrusted to you have gone astray because of your evil and wicked desires. What leader have you become, have you forgotten who should be your leader? Have you forgotten the mantle you wear can easily be taken from you? Have you forgotten a Pseudo ministry, a pseudo life cannot be hidden in the dark from God? God have appointed people to measure you and your ministries, don’t you remember what happened to Saul, when he became knotted in himself that he lost sight of who appointed him?
But God wants you to know, it is not too late, he wants you to also remember David, he killed, he deceived, he betrayed, he robbed, he blocked, he lusted, jealousy became his crown yet he humbled himself and supplicated at the corrections of God through whom God appointed to measure him.
Will you turn your eyes in humility and contrition back to God your leader?
Will you visit those you hurt and seek forgiveness?
Will you destroy Pseudo and get back to having a real ministry, the ministry God had purposed you to have?
Would you start praying more than you perform your duties.
Will you start feeding your flock with nutritional food again?
Dear Pastors, it is okay to let go of self, to release yourselves from the bondage of I Must to the chains of I AM WILLING?
Dear congregation will you stop destroying your Leaders appointments and anointing?
Dear congregation will you forgive, will you love?
Dear Church will you remember your groom, will you remember your position of a bride?
Lord, the only groom who deserves many brides. God get the church back to a place of readiness at the time of your coming. Lord i pray for a heart that is transparent and seeks after you whole heartedly, Lord i pray this for even the Pastors, leaders and church members who are too locked in their own selfish ways. Take back your church God to a position of prayer and word. In Jesus’s name Amen
And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed.
Wow! What would you have done?
Have you ever been cheated out of an inheritance, something that belongs to you?
Have you ever been persecuted, betrayed, deceived, abused for what belongs to you?
Not only were you abused, persecuted, lied to and betrayed but you were denied and pushed aside, you were left EMPTY HANDED with nothing to bounce back on.
Let us take this to another level. Are you the daughter or son, who never got the attention you needed, never got the love that your other siblings received, never got the legacy or the socalled good life your brothers or sisters had? Have you ever just sat and wondered, ‘why me?’
I cannot help but to think on this scripture a little deeper. The Vineyard owner sent different slaves to the tenants but the tenants abused them physically and sent them away empty handed. Then the Vineyard owner came up with a grand plan, ‘Why not send my only beloved son, wonder what they would do?’
To my surprise, the tenants decided, ‘Hey, listen, we could take over this vineyard, we could be in total control, let us not abused the son but let us kill him.’
When i looked at this story, the only thing i could think of is Jesus Christ. The world is owned by God, you may look at the vineyard as the world. The people of God are in the world but not of the world, so God entrusted the world to us, to bear fruit and to multiple. We are the tenants. And just like the tenants, we have become so ungrateful and so greedy, we nolonger remember our purpose, why were we in the world.
Then the only true servants of God, who are chained to the will of God, Peter, Paul, John Matthew, Stephen etc you may consider them slaves of God. These were brutally beaten, abused as they deliver the gospel to the world and as they expected to receive a blessing from the world, even their own pushed them aside, cursed them and sent them away empty handed.
Are you empty handed?
Then with all this cruelty, God thought to himself, ‘Let me see what they will do to my beloved Son, Jesus Christ.’ As God wasn’t surprised so was the Vineyard owner. The world decided to kill Jesus so that he will nolonger be a threat to the kingdom of darkness, so that satan may rule the world, so that the world will have total control over the fruit of the land.
The stone that the builder refuse will become the CHIEF corner STONE.
Were you refused?
Were you rejected, neglected, abandoned?
Were you DENIED?
Were you left EMPTY HANDED?
Well Christ was not left empty handed just so he could carry all the sins of the world in his hands that was pierced, upon his feet that was pierced, upon his head that was bruised, upon his shoulders that was burdened, upon his side that was pierced. Jesus Christ knew he had to die to save you and me. He knew it was the will of God that noone will perish who believes upon the name of Jesus Christ.
For the world, the tenants, Jesus Christ did it for you too and its not too late to say, ‘Here am I Lord, forgive me, mold me, restore me use me for your Glory! ‘Let me be the slaves who were beaten for what they believe, beaten for the blessings or the fruit they thought they would have received.’
Do you want to transform your life?
When you believe you are empty handed and there is nothing left in you to hope on or to believe in. Know that Jesus Christ placed His Holy Spirit upon your hands that you may perform miraculous acts, ones not even you could fatom.
Walk in his Spirit daily that when you approach tenants, you will be bold and confident that your God have made you the CHIEF CORNER STONE THAT THE BUILDER REFUSED.
In your journal, write down all the persons who rejected you
For 5 consecutive days, pray fervently for God to release your heart from those who denied you.
Lord Jesus, as your will is done, so let it be on earth as in Heaven. I honor you Lord with everything in me. I hand over my hands to you Lord, so that i would never feel as though i am empty handed. In Jesus’ name Amen.
The earth is moving, do you see the transitions, do you feel the movements?
The earth’s rotation causes daily changes. These changes also include seasons. What season are you in currently?
Look around you, what have you learnt from your seasons? Have you learnt to accept, to process, to appreciate, to endure, to equip, to transform, and to observe?
Your situations are your seasons. If not properly equipped you will wear the wrong armour. When going through the fire it is wise to wear a wide brimmed hard hat, Goggles, Gloves, a long sleeved shirt, a pair of heavy cotton denim pants oil free drill pants. Woolen cotton socks and a pair of heavy leather shoes because of radiant heat, debris, embers and smoke etc. With this kind of season that is a burning furnace, you need different apparels as oppose to going through a snow storm or sand storm.
What are you wearing in your season?
Are your garments effective to sustain you?
Have you short armoured yourself because of a familiar place or path?
Every season that approaches are for a reason. Every season presents itself to increase your knowledge, wisdom, understanding, vision and courage but it requires your attention to be able to listen and position yourself for a ROTATION.
In your journal list a number of reasons for your ROTATION.
In your journal identify the areas that needs your attention.
In your journal identify the garment that is missing for your season.
Mighty God of Jacob. The great Elohim, i praise your Holy name because of what you are about to do. Thank you Abba for the doors you are about to shut and those you are about to open. I trust in your Majesty, i trust in your divine plans for my life, strengthen and redress me for this journey of TRANSITION in Jesus’ name Amen.
You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
I spent years with eyes behind me looking out for a devil with physical horns, musky scent, red eyes, frowty mouth and with timidating roars but while i looked with the wrong perceptions of life, i got wounded by a FRIEND.
Have you ever been stabbed with your own knife, with your own screw driver, with your own prick?
Have you ever been rejected, been neglected, been abandoned, been betrayed, been deceived by a FRIEND?
Well some of us may not have experienced the, ‘FRIEND HURT’ journey but majority of us have. When Christ walked the path of humanity, friendship was one way he chose to disciple his followers, to mentor and to mold. He made it his priority to understand each person, and hold some closer to him, those he called, ‘His faithful servants.’ Servants such as Peter and Mary understood the price of being a friend, of being faithful and of being committed. These two demonstrated love and loyalty to Christ even when they slipped, they knew they were committed to the circle or chains of Christ. They may have denied him several times, may have doubted him on many occasions but never have they betrayed him, never have they deceived him, never have they forgot their vows to honour and to love the man Christ, the God Christ, the Rabbi.
They chose to spit out pride and boastfulness to embrace their FRIEND Jesus Christ. Many times Christ’s corrections and words have hurt them, many times they could have rebelled, they could have rejected him, they could have decided to stop loving him and they could have stopped believing in him but because the journey of FRIENDSHIP requires a continuous and consistent effort to be better, to make a difference, to change, to compromise, to share your genuine feelings and to repent of any wrongs to each other and to God, they were steadfast in their FRIENDSHIP with Christ.
What friendship have you thrown aside and why?
Have you been convicted of rejection or rejecting that friend?
Have God been laying it upon your heart to hold this person close to you?
Have God been speaking to you about a particular potential friend?
I know that the past may at times cloud our minds and have determined our decisions that we make but if God is instructing you on the matter of friendship, yield.
It is imperative that we obey the Spirit of God. However God seeks to do his business sometimes may baffle us but its really not for us to be baffled about. It is for us to surrender and to obey.
Sometimes one simple thing said can turn into ugly hurts. Ugly hurts can become blisters and painful sores. Pride is the number one killer in a relationship. Destroy pride now. Ask the Holy Spirit to minister to your heart and to break the chains of pride so that you will make fruitful decisions in your commitment to honour your FRIENDSHIPS!
Also becareful, not all friendships were meant for your growth, some were meant for your fall from Grace. Godly wisdom is required when choosing your friends. Jesus Christ had fasted and prayed before he began his journey in creating his circle of disciples. Pray about your friend/s, if God is speaking to you about a friend/s, pray that God grants you wisdom, patience, strength, understanding, peace and love to step out in faith and obedience and start building that FRIENDSHIP, that DISCIPLE. Your friendship must be your avenue for DISCIPLESHIP.
Dear God, i know i may be too rigid but Lord release me from the spirit of rejection and of past hurts that i will be able to reap your blessings, to embrace new friends and to love them without limitations. Father in you i trust that my heart will be guarded as you are my comforter and leader. In Jesus’ name, Amen
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
From the planning, to the attendance, to the vows, to the honey moon and to the life long expectations, other than the 14karat White Gold genuine diamond RING now you are at the place of the first compaRING.
So you have now started enjoying your lives together but then there is a shift in the atmosphere, vales fell in drastic accordance, then you start to see yourself better at this or better at that so you start compaRING. Who does the best Christmas Turkey, Who cooks without making an entire mess of the Kitchen, who mostly cleans the house, wash the clothes, take care of the children, who spends more time massaging the other and who loves more.
Is it worth it to wear the compaRING more so than how you wear the 14karat?
Philippians 2:3 states, ‘Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.’
What have you gained by weaRING that compaRING?
When we start to esteem our spouses more than ourselves or when we start to humble ourselves before God and evaluate our own selves then and only then we stop weaRING the compaRING.
Secondly, why do we enjoy discoveRING?
The deceits that are stored up, the skeletons in the closets, the filtered brains and the tarnished organs that have poisoned the growths and prosperity of your marriage have led you to discoveRING. Yes i can imagine how hard it is to discover your spouses’s sexuality confusion. I can imagine how hard it is to come to terms with your spouse’s new love for your best friend or that Church sister you hold dear to you. I can imagine the fights you have to put up with mentally as your spouse denies time with you and grants friends the time and affection you are obliged to.
But might i say this? Know your worth, know your value, the only way to know who you are, is to be in Christ. The moment you start seeing yourself as chosen, as royal and as priesthood, that is the moment you will realize that the fights and how you are fighting are futile. Do you have that space in your home, in your heart or in your mind? Create a WAR ROOM, start fighting the right way, start discoveRING the right way. Stop going out of your way to discover information on your spouse.
Why are you searching your spouse’s phone and emails?
Why are you sneaky, why are you spying, why are you losing your self worth to discover?
Why are you insecure?
Yes the problems exist, allow God to reveal it however he wants to reveal it to you.
Be thankful for the piercing battles because those battles are to take you on a different plain that God wants you.
What have you learnt? What is God saying to you in this time?
Do you need to repent? How have you been raking up revelations? Have you been redesigning God’s way of revelation?
Thirdly, all spouses must wear the enduRING. We all have a burning concern, we all have that piercing issue and we all have been at our breaking point. That moment when we have decided, enough is enough! This is it! I am finished! I have no strength left to fight! I hate you! I have fallen out of love for you! I am tired! I detest marriage! God I want out!
Well relax, many have been there, including myself. Not just marriage either but in all things, life greets us sometimes with unexpected twist and turns that cause us to lose our stands sometimes. I encourage you, wear the enduRING. It is written in Luke 21:36, ‘Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.’
Pray for wisdom that in all things you seek God for direction that he may lead you and prepare your way of escape be it his will.
What are you fearful of?
What have you been crying out to God for?
What are you expecting from God?
Have you even cried out to God or have you just given up on even revering God as God?
I beseech you release your burdens before God he said he will make your burdens light. He will grant you peace, a peace that your oppositions may not understand, a peace that your neighbours will not understand. God have been waiting on you. Cry out to him for he is still God!
Father in the name of Jesus i place every spouse before you, Lord touch them from the crown of theiŕ heads to the sole of their feet cause them Lord to seek you in all their ways and to lean only on your understanding. We bind every spirit that carries the purpose of destroying everything that you have entrusted to your people to carry. Restore their sanity and their hearts. Grant them a fresh mind and a fresh love that cast out all fear. In Jesus name Amen.
These are yet few major questions many wives have asked.
Remember Sarah, how selfish she became in her own gains to please her own husband at the price of another woman’s happiness?
In the cloak of a wife, Sarah did lose herself for a moment to please her husband.
Sometimes as wives we become lost in self that we fail to even recognize when we are evicting others of their own happiness. We fail to see the pain of others as we try to quench the pain of our own regrets. As wives we become entrenched in unfair games and nothing or anyone will ever win that game with us as main players.
Have you pushed your husband to the naughty game of infidelity?
Sarah knew what she was doing. She knew her goal and that was to please Abraham with a child. But Sarah failed to evaluate the other end of the game before starting the game. She said, ‘The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her.” Genesis 16:2
Focus on the doubts, the leadership, the confusion, the insecurities, the wickedness, the selfishness, the fierceness in her tone and her words, ‘PERHAPS I can BUILD a FAMILY through HER.’ She said I and not we.
As a woman our mouths sometimes reverse or delay our blessings. In most cases we speak through emotions. It may even breathe our down falls and our misery. If only we act less emotional and more with wisdom then perhaps our homes, our men would be men of valour, You think?
Are you a Sarah who forgot your worth in Christ?
Are you an Hagar who forgot your worth in Christ?
Picture your marriage and picture your posture as a wife. Have you found an equilibrium?
After you have tried and done it all, everything that the Lord have asked you to do. All that you can do now, is to let go and let God. Let vengeance be for God.
If you are the wrong doer in your marriage then ask yourself this question, ‘What does it profit you to lose your soul and gain the whole world?’
The Lord wants you to honour God with your marriage. He wants you to be committed even when things have not changed. He wants you to be unmoveable and steadfast in righteousness. He wants you to supplicate and surrender to his instructions even when it seems to hurt, even when it seems like the hardest to do.
So if you are about to sign that divorce paper or about to separate from your union, just one question.
Have you fully seeked God on the matter? Have you patiently waited for his answers?
Did you know God’s timing is very crucial that we follow? If God says now then it is now. If God says wait, then we must wait and we must be diligent in waiting.
Lord Jesus help me to always see my wrongs help me to not be judgemental of my spouse, help me to love my spouse despite his flaws, despite the lies, despite the deception, despite the hurts and despite all the discomforts. Help me Lord to honour you with my posture as a wife. Strengthen me to persevere. Help me to do more than just endure but help me to conquer and be victorious in all this pursuit of your Glory. In Jesus’ name Amen.
Day 1 seems a tad bit up hill. It felt like riding up a hill, the most difficult part is breathing with a mask over your nasal and your mouth. Have you ever tried remembering how life was before January 2020?
I have tried but it is almost as if it hadn’t happen. Day 1 had its own troubles, its own do’s and its own don’ts. Day 1 ate alot of awesome old memories, well atleast for the most part.
Day 1, i just want you to know this. In this life, I am not the first to experience trials and tribulations. I am not the first to feel burden and tossed aside. I am not the first to sit or lay hoping for the day to pass by quickly. For it is written, ‘No temptation as over taken you, except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear but when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Cor 10:13.
Lord day 1 seemed planned. Yet i cant figure out who is behind this. You know persons said it is you. The Lord is coming back for his world. Then some said, you are angry at us for disobeying and for worshipping new and old idols.. Day 1 became persuaded by day 2 and they both argued their point and need for existence. Day 1 reminded me of the oppression of the Israelites and the sanction of Moses to deliver a nation from the pandemical heart of Pharoah and his army.
Day 1 i figured you out! You are just another day, another great idea that became filtered on paper. I saw your smiles, as i looked deeper, i saw your tears, i saw your hopes for a better tomorrow, i saw your your rival too but then i saw strokes of faith so i knew that Day 1 Grace is sufficient for you.
What have day 1 surprised you with? How have life been for you, since the start of this pandemic?
Day 1 i saw needs of myself that i cannot imagine to repeat. As i walked by with Day 1 and have been reminded by time that all we can do is to give back that which we don’t have to even fill a hungry gap in us, i began to see day 1 from a different angle.
Have you been dancing in the wind, in the storm, in the earth quakes and in the hurricanes?
Well it is important that we choose to apply the word of God to our daily lives regardless of the fact our day 1 is superb!
It is written, ‘ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phillippians 4:6-7
Are you confident in God?
Have you released your fears so that your Day 1 can reflect a world of happiness even in the eye of the storm?
Lay your burdens upon God for he will make it light. Have no fear because God is here and he is alive. Your ability to see day 1 as a blessing that relies on you.
Lord Jesus, I know the days go by very quickly when my eyes are upon you. Lord I pray that you renew my focus and grant me a fresh anointing that i may see your Glory with in each day regardless of the thorns that it produced. Lord envelop me in your arms that i may sleep at nights in comfort and assurance of your greatness in Jesus’ name Amen