Friday, May 8, 2015

Why prayers go unanswered: Not praying the Will of God

Our prayers often go unanswered because we pray outside the Will of God.  It is possible to pray a sincere prayer that is sincerely wrong. This often happens when pursuing relationships.  We are human beings who are moved by our physical sensations and emotions.  We often fall for people who we find very attractive or comfortable to be around.  However, this may cause us to make the wrong decision, like marrying someone based on wayward feelings or physical attractiveness.  

God want us to realize that we are also very spiritual beings.  Because of this, we can be influenced by the spirit world.  There are good spirits (God and His angelic host) and bad spirits (Satan and his demons). Good and evil may wrestle for our attention.  Which spirit should we follow?  God's Spirit of course.  God wants us to respond to His Spirit which lives on the inside of us.  He promises that His spirit will guide us into all truth (John 16:13).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Speaking the Word of God to the Mountain

Believers often have mountains and stubborn obstacles in their lives which cannot be moved by ordinary means.  We may have done everything we can possibly think of to rectify the issue.  Sometimes we pray and pray and pray and see very little progress.

However, in order to overcome obstacles, we must SPEAK the Word of God. We often pray for God to fix something when all He want us to do is apply His Word.  God wants us to realize as Believers we have God's power in our own mouths through His Word.

God's Word is a weapon.  No mountain can stand before it.  Thus, we must speak scripture to whatever mountain stands before us.  We must command that mountain of trouble to be flatten in Jesus' Name. Isaiah 40:4 states that every hill and mountain shall be made low, every valley shall be exalted and every rough place shall be made smooth. Believe the Word of God and speak to the mountain of obstacles.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

God's word is like fire and a hammer

"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

In this verse of scripture we learn two things about God's Word.  God Himself proclaim that His word is like a fire, and a hammer.  A fire devours and a hammer smashes.  

Any obstacle in our lives can be devoured like a fire by the Word of God.  This is through our continual application of the Word of God.  Just as a hammer breaks a rock in pieces if you keep smashing it, obstacles in our lives will be smashed when we repeatedly speak the Word of God.  Just as you must apply pressure using a hammer repeatedly until an object breaks, we must continuously apply pressure to problems with the Word of God.  We must use God's Word until breakthrough occurs.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fish Oil for Menstrual Cramps

For the past couple of months, I have been looking for natural remedies for menstrual cramps.  I did some extensive research and came across a medical article concerning fish oil.  In the article, researchers discovered that fish oil was more effective than ibuprofen when it came to relieving menstrual cramps.  This is because it reduces the action of prostaglandins (chemicals that causes the cramping).

For my April cycle, I started taking fish oil the first day of my period.  At first I did not notice any major relieve (I only took 1200 mg that day).  However, the next day I had no cramping, which is unheard of for me because I usually cramp for two days.

The article stated that the women took fish oil (around 1000mg) EVERYDAY and that their menstrual cramps became lighter and lighter with each cycle.  I can attest to this because I took fish oil daily and this past cycle (my May cycle) my cramping had reduced by 50% on the first day and went away before the end of that day. As with my April cycle, I had no cramping on the second day.

I thank God for the miracle of fish oil and plan on making it a permanent part of my diet.  It is not a quick fix that will knock your cramps out the first time you take it.  You have to take fish oil on a daily basis in order for it to really work.  However, if you do so you will be greatly rewarded with fewer menstrual cramps.

P.S.:  I also read an article that stated fish oil helps women suffering from pcos.  It regulates the hormones in pcos sufferers and allows them to have regular monthly cycles.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Don't Give Up!

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

I want to encourage someone out there to not give up.  When we are waiting for God to move in our lives the process is often frustrating.  It may believe that we are not making any progress.  However, we must not get discouraged nor shall we give up.  Our God is an awesome God!  He can change a situation in 1/12 of a second. Our God is a consuming fire and He will answer by fire.   Do not give up, do not feel hopeless, do not believe that your situation is a lost cause.  God is here to deliver!