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A child is born, joy fills the atmosphere, congratulatory messages from all and sundry. The moment a child is born another season of STRETCH and work starts, the mother probably has to wake up all night nursing her child, you can easily see the eye bags, she is either washing the baby’s clothes, changing his diapers, rocking him to sleep and lots more. In between, she probably might catch a little sleep say 3 hours or thereabout before her baby wakes up.

All of this that the mother does is targeted at one thing GROWTH which is why the process of nurturing can not be undermined. If the Mother of the baby decides she is not going to do all of these, she would just watch the baby die.

I feel the Lord liken this to every vision, every assignment He has given us. I feel Him say its not enough to know or see that which I have handed to you, it’s important you NURTURE.

…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3. I feel like the Lord was telling Habakkuk to NURTURE what he saw because He knew it’d tarry which is definitely part of the process and He knew it is very possible to get discouraged while nurturing.

While a mother nurtures her child, there are times the child will annoy her but will she because the child annoyed her, stop feeding or taking care of the child? Definitely No

Many of us have been in the web of discouragement when it feels to us as though what the Lord asked us to do is not “growing” or “not moving”, some have backed out of it (Stopped feeding the vision), some have grown weary to the extent losing their joy completely on it, it feels like we are doing the will of the Father mechanically because their hearts are so not in it.

The Lord calls us to one thing and that is to NURTURE, it is never going to be easy, you’d be hurt at different times, you’d be tired, you’d feel like giving up but you must keep your eyes on the prize.

No vision speaks at the beginning but at the end because it is truly for an appointed time. Just as a child doesn’t just grow up in a day or a week or a month so also it is for every assignment the Lord has placed in our hands as believers.

Friends! Nurture the Vision God has given you, feed on the word, stay more in prayer, receive instructions from the Lord per time, run with it, submit yourself to mentorship, attend conferences that will grow you in that area because as the vision grows you must grow alongside it.

Stay encouraged Dear friends for the One who has called you is dependable.

We pray for everyone reading this who is at the verge of giving up, the Lord infuses strength in your inner man, we ask that the light of God breaks forth in your spirit causing you to press deep into what the Lord has said concerning you. Amen!

Here’s an invite to be part of the feast Jesus has prepared for you, you will only partake of it by being washed in His precious blood that was shed for you. Today choose Jesus!

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Has your Vision been blurred by Pain?

One of the most precious gifts that any man can have in life is the gift of seeing right, seeing as the Father sees. Why? Because it helps you focus on that which the Father majors on and minor on what He minors.

What happens when your heart and eyes are blurred by the pain of the current season you are in? One thing God wants to help you and I do, is to see correctly when pain knocks hard.

At Gethsemane, Jesus bared out His heart to the Father, pouring out the anguish and pain of his soul. He prays 3 times for long, just pouring out His heart before the Father and at every point He says “If You will, let this cup pass over me but nevertheless not as I will but as You will Lord”. You will think this was easy for Him to say because He was the son of God until you are down in similar situation.

While He prayed, he knew the pain wasn’t going to get any easier or better but there was something that he saw that made him say “you know what I’m doing this, come what may”.

Fast forward to the Cross, this same man was called all sorts of name, he was despised, afflicted, name it but He knew it was for the best, it was for the Salvation of humanity. He remembered you and I and said I’m going to damn the shame and do this!

Notice that at all this points, he was seeing correctly just as the Father would see not allowing pain to blur His vision because to be honest pain can blur anyone’s vision. In such moments or season, you begin to yearn for the nearest escape route, you are pressured on all sides and most times feel alone.

God’s word tells us that our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory 2 Corinthians 4:17

Friends! When you walk through such season of pain, in fact when you sense such seasons near, Pray! Pray!! Pray!!! Ask God to help you see correctly what He’s doing in that season of your life, Ask him to help you respond correctly. I’m telling You God answers and I am a living testament to it.

Be encouraged! Your season of Refreshing is here!

We invite you to journey with the Lord Jesus as you ask Him to take rest in your heart by saying this prayer;

Dearest Jesus I thank you for your death, burial and resurrection, you did all of this for me. I know I have lived my life without you in it but today I surrender all to you, forgive my sins and take over my life. Thank You for Your LOVE towards me Jesus. In Jesus name. Welcome to God’s family!

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Nurture

A child is born, joy fills the atmosphere, congratulatory messages from all and sundry. The moment a child is born another season of STRETCH and work starts, the mother probably has to wake up all night nursing her child, you can easily see the eye bags, she is either washing the baby’s clothes, changing his diapers, rocking him to sleep and lots more. In between, she probably might catch a little sleep say 3 hours or thereabout before her baby wakes up.

All of this that the mother does is targeted at one thing GROWTH which is why the process of nurturing can not be undermined. If the Mother of the baby decides she is not going to do all of these, she would just watch the baby die.

I feel the Lord liken this to every vision, every assignment He has given us. I feel Him say its not enough to know or see that which I have handed to you, it’s important you NURTURE.

…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3. I feel like the Lord was telling Habakkuk to NURTURE what he saw because He knew it’d tarry which is definitely part of the process and He knew it is very possible to get discouraged while nurturing.

While a mother nurtures her child, there are times the child will annoy her but will she because the child annoyed her, stop feeding or taking care of the child? Definitely No

Many of us have been in the web of discouragement when it feels to us as though what the Lord asked us to do is not “growing” or “not moving”, some have backed out of it (Stopped feeding the vision), some have grown weary to the extent losing their joy completely on it, it feels like we are doing the will of the Father mechanically because their hearts are so not in it.

The Lord calls us to one thing and that is to NURTURE, it is never going to be easy, you’d be hurt at different times, you’d be tired, you’d feel like giving up but you must keep your eyes on the prize.

No vision speaks at the beginning but at the end because it is truly for an appointed time. Just as a child doesn’t just grow up in a day or a week or a month so also it is for every assignment the Lord has placed in our hands as believers.

Friends! Nurture the Vision God has given you, feed on the word, stay more in prayer, receive instructions from the Lord per time, run with it, submit yourself to mentorship, attend conferences that will grow you in that area because as the vision grows you must grow alongside it.

Stay encouraged Dear friends for the One who has called you is dependable.

We pray for everyone reading this who is at the verge of giving up, the Lord infuses strength in your inner man, we ask that the light of God breaks forth in your spirit causing you to press deep into what the Lord has said concerning you. Amen!

You can not enjoy fellowship with Jesus if you don’t know Him and you can’t fulfill your destiny if you do not know HIM. We welcome you to turn unto Jesus because He alone saves, He died for your sins to make you whole and complete Him. Accept Him today.

Kindly send an email to jesusexpressed@gmail.com so we can agree in prayer with you.

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