May 2019

In 1 Chronicles 14:11 there’s a place called “Baal-Perazim” which means the “Lord who bursts through”. David named it that because God burst through like a raging flood & his enemies were defeated. I declare that you shall experience your personal “Baal-Perazim” this month. Despite the setbacks, holdups, seasons of perceived stagnation, trust that God is working everything out for your good and will BURST through at the appropriate time and you’ll see the fruition of his promises.

Have a Mighty Baal-perzaim-type May!

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Happy New Month – December!!

What you’ve been praying for may not have come yet but remember that God works with a different timetable. He knows exactly when to take you out of what you’re going through & when to step in. Leave the logistics to Him & rest in His peace. What you think is a delay is really God putting you on reserve for his absolute best. Wait & see it’s going to be worth it. Have a glorious finalé to the year 2017! xx

Happy new month – June

In this month remember when you are down to NOTHING, God is up to SOMETHING. God is orchestrating the components of your miracle in the background. Fix your eyes on God & His promises and not the difficulties you are facing. Feel free to send me prayer requests for the month on this link Have a Jolly June!

Count your blessings

Yes it’s not thanksgiving but Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of the year we should be thankful of God’s Faithfulness. 1 Thessalonians reminds us to give thanks in all circumstances however since we are near the end of yet another year, it’s only right to remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness.

An old song I’ve always sang since I was little goes like this “Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessings see what God has done. Count your blessings. Name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.” Only when we go back and specifically name each thing God has done in our lives and those around us can we truly be able to appreciate his faithfulness.

Since I resumed Uni in September there have been many things that elicited stress (who knew renting a house could be so problematic?). As a result my housemate and I found ourselves in a spiral of  never-ending complaints. Before we knew it talking  about our problems became one of our greatest addiction. Not too long after we both decided to break the habit and talk about our joys instead. Counting our joys helped us remember that despite the fact that things were not necessarily going “right” there were still ways in which God had been faithful to us. And long before we knew it the things we had previously complained about started to straighten out.

The amazing thing about God’s faithfulness is that it never runs out. “GOD ’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great is [his] faithfulness!” Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-24‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Last year I did a shout out to God, and so it’s only right to do a quick sum up for this year. 

In January, myself and my friends were struggling with finding a house for 2nd year and eventually after loads of prayers & many house viewings we got one.

In February, I prayed for myself and other friends who had exams, deadlines & interviews and God came through for them individually.

In March, I was especially thankful for the life of my mother as we remembered all mothers. My prayer for them still stands : May they reap the fruits of their labour.

In April, I was eventually able to complete an assignment that was giving me sooo much headache. Thank God.

By May, I had started another 4 week block of hospital placement. Thanks be to God I didn’t faint like I had done previously and the teaching was amazing. I also found out that I received a distinction in an assignment I’d submitted earlier 💃🏾🙌🏾

Jumping to June, exam season 😳! Well thanks to God I survived it, very intense exams. But through it all June 8th came and I had completed 20% of med school.

July came round and I was thankful for the gift of life as I turned a year older while celebrating in Cornwall with old and new friends. I was truly able to appreciate God’s creation. 😍😍

August, was a month filled with more exams which was not my intention. Instead of enjoying all of my summer a chunk of it was once again dedicated to exam preparation 🙃 This was by far the hardest month of the year for me; I was tested both mentally and spiritually. Having said that I enjoy experiences like this because of the lessons I come out with – Amidst the storms of life it’s important to keep your eyes focused on God. 

September, I passed all the exams I sat in August. Which meant a variety of things, for one I was going to start Year 2 Medical school in a couple of weeks. And secondly, I was finally going to become a British citizen 🙌🏾 🇬🇧

In October, back into the groove of Uni; lectures, placement and living off campus. I was honestly lacking a lot of motivation and confidence but with heaps of prayer, stirring by the Holy Spirit and encouraging words I regained all I lacked and was starting to get all my work done more efficiently.

November came round quickly, and I must mention how grateful I am for my  friends and family because burdens are lighter when you share them. 🙏🏾 Had my Citizenship Ceremony and now I’m officially British. 💃🏾 The hassle of living with no heating and hot water caused me more stress than my course but eventually it was all sorted  out. Great is God’s faithfulness! 

As I write this post in the month of December, there are a number of things coming up – I’ve got an exam, submission deadlines to meet and some travelling. But I’m rest assured that my God who has been with me this far will not abandon me. 🙏🏾

So there we have it, 12 months of Thanks/Blessings. Go through your year and count up all the blessings God has granted onto you. I’m sure you’ll agree: God has been Faithful.

Wishing you all a Merry Festive season and I’ll be writing to you again in the New Year!
Stay Blessed,

Dara xx

Living Fearlessly in 2016

Congratulations on starting 2016! If you think it was your alarm clock that woke you up on the 1st or this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realize that it is the Grace of God that woke you up! I pray that the undeserving favour of God will follow you throughout this year. Once again I remind you to expect the unexpected; “As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned. That’s what you call God’s WILL.” 

Remember the famous words of Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. The God that we serve is all-knowing; not only does he know the beginning from the end he also knows the end from the beginning. If we are aware of this, Why do we always insist on things going our OWN way or get so discouraged when things are not working out RIGHT? Our definitions of “right” don’t necessarily correlate with God’s definition. We have to constantly remind ourselves that God’s plan> Our Plans. 

Imagine your life is like a jiGsaW puZzle, with over a thousand pieces. Currently, you may be at the side pieces, experiencing the start of things that don’t seem to make sense. That is because you cannot see the full picture, you only see a small part. God has a perfect view of the puzzle, he knows what pieces fit correctly and he promises to help complete the puzzle of our lives. However, we struggle and venture to find our own ways of making the puzzle complete and “make sense”, which only leads to more frustration and confusion. In 2016, we should all cultivate a habit to trust God more as He is the only one who sees the whole picture. I love making declarations as it makes whatever you profess seem very real, so with that in mind make this declaration with confidence: I Declare that God is working all things together for my good. He has the master plan for my life. I don’t understand right now but I am not worried or afraid. I know all the pieces aren’t here yet. One day it will all come together and everything will make sense to me. I will see God’s amazing plan taking me to places I have never dreamt of. God is doing a new thing in my life in 2016, it has already begun. I shall not ponder on the former things of 2015 because God will make a pathway through the wilderness. 

As we’ve started 2016, the devil may try to put into you a spirit of Fear of the unknown. Not knowing what 2016 holds may ultimately cause us to live in Fear, but I want you to make these declarations (which are based on God’s promises) against fear.

The Lord shall fight for me in 2016, and I shall hold my peace – Exodus 14:14

The Lord himself has gone before me in 2016 and He will be with me, He will never leave me nor forsake me. I shall not be afraid, I will not be discouraged. -Deuteronomy 31:8

I shall be strong and courageous in 2016 because that is what the Lord has commanded. The Lord will be with me wherever I go in 2016. – Joshua 1:9

I shall call upon the Lord in 2016, and I shall be saved from my enemies. – Psalm 18:3

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death in 2016, I will fear no evil: for the Lord is with me, his rod and staff they comfort me. – Psalms 23:4

The angel of the Lord will encamp around me in 2016 and will also deliver me. – Psalms 34:7

The Lord is a shelter for me in 2016, a strong tower from the enemy. -Psalms 61:3

When I pass through waters in 2016 the Lord will be with me, I will not be swept away from rivers when I pass through them, when I walk through fire I shall not be burned for the Lord will be with me. -Isaiah 43:2

In 2016, God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

All weapons formed against me in 2016 shall not prosper, every tongue that shall rise against me in judgement the Lord shall condemn. This is my heritage as a servant of the Lord. – Isaiah 54:17

Wishing you all a happy, fulfilling and blessed Year!

Dara x

P.S – Don’t forget to send your prayer requests on the prayer request form here.

Happy New Month- October

Don’t miss out on a blessing in October because it’s not packaged in the way you expected it to be. Sometimes your best blessings come out of your worst situations. God will turn around what the enemy meant for bad to work together for your good! I pray that you will experience an explosion of God’s blessings in your life. Have an outstanding October! 🙂

Happy New Month- May

Wow! It’s May already. My prayer for you this month is that unexpected blessings will come your way. God will open supernatural doors for you that no man can shut. And remember those who leave everything in God’s hands, will eventually see God’s hand in everything. Happy New Month! x