Little Testimony from my time at Bri Babineaux concert in London

Claire B Donzet @ Briana bri Babineaux concert in London

In everything we give God thanks. He does the unexpected. It is not by our own strength that we can make miracles happen.

When I was on stage, I started thinking a lot about my surrounding , about what people could think about me and my music. I was feeling like I was not doing enough. There you go the flesh is talking. Do it like this and do this like that. The spirit of God was still surrounding me and made my heart feel at peace and I just close my eyes.

After my ministration, I still had thoughts in my head coming in to make me feel like I have not done enough, I have not sung like I was suppose to.

To my surprise, people were touched by my songs and started looking for my name. Some people were even asking my back up singers. I saw people congratulate me but I still not realising what happened.

One man looked for my number and called me. He said he was so touched by my song at a spiritual level, loved the musicians and backup singers.

The song also moved 2 unsaved friends who came to the concert to look for a worship experience.

He said that they both kept commenting while I was on stage. The man who is also a pastor told me something I will not forget. ‘Do not underestimate your anointing.’

I would like to encourage someone today that may feel like they are not good enough or not doing enough. Why those thoughts come into our minds? It is because we want to be conformed to this world. We want to please people. It is not about pleasing people. God wants to use us for his purpose. The devil will always try to bring you down with insecurities because he knows that if he let you be what you are suppose to be. You are a great danger to him.

I could not imagine that people in that place could be touched by the Holy Spirit through my ministration. It sounded almost unreal because in my head, i thought I have not done enough.

Remember ‘‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.’ Zechariah 4:6

If we decide to walk in the flesh, we will not achieve the impossible, it is not our voice, our music or how we look that will change the atmosphere, that will heal, free or touch hearts. It is only the spirit of God.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8.1

Be blessed

Claire B. Donzet

http://www.iamclairebdonzet.com

God, I won’t let go until you bless me! How determined are you?

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Hello brothers and sisters!

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. I really need to redefine my priorities and be able to  write about everything God is putting into my heart.

A few days ago, It was my birthday and also it was my time to preach at church. For a few day prior to Sunday, I kept singing Bri song ‘Jacob’s song’, I was more focus on singing the chorus.

I won’t let go until you bless my soul, until you change my name or I’m no longer the same

over and over…

  Then something just came to me on that Sunday. God has a plan for each one of us and God is able to make changes and even change our destinies just in a sec. God also sees our heart, how bad we want him and things to go forward. I took the example of Jacob in Genesis 32.22-29

26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

Jacob said to the man he was wrestling with (who was God) I will not let you go until you bless me! Jacob took the opportunity to make a change at that moment, he had faith and perseverance, all of that at that moment. (First of all discernment, he could have thought that a demon is attacking) He didn’t let go. How many of us told God those words to show how determined we are? Personally, I won’t give up on my God because I know he will bless me. God looked at Jacob strong will and blessed him. His name changed to Israel a great nation. I thought, me as well I do not want to be the same.

I want God to see how I am willing to hear from him, to be blessed, to be changed. I don’t know about you but me I want to see great things happening. Even if I know my destiny. Jacob was already destined to greatness but he asked to be blessed at that moment. Maybe God wanted to give him everything later. I do not know but he received what he deserved at that moment because of his determination, his willingness, his perseverance,  his faith and because his heart was genuine.  This is what was on my heart, God sees our heart and our willingness to serve him that he is able to make a shift, an update to the plans he has for us, nothing is impossible to him. It happened in one night for Jacob, why not us?

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4

Now take some time to reflect and meditate on this

God bless you🙂

Claire B. Donzet

http://www.iamclairedonzet.com

 

Read those wonderful words from Jolene about being a child of God… #IAMYOURCHILD

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Those words came from her heart and touched my soul.

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Psalm 139 clearly reveals to us that we are children of God. We are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in His sight. Before God made you, He knew you… there is no one else like you!

So many times, we sit with our negativeness and fail to acknowledge the blessings on us. This is what I inferred when I listened to Claire singing I am your child. The music was extremely soothing and her voice penetrated straight into my heart. The repetition of the line wonderfully sung by Claire “I AM YOUR CHILD” is a reaffirmation to all of us that no matter what our lives are, what we have been through, He welcomes us back into his arms as new beings.

We are born again in His Perfect Love. Satan is all out to devour us. It is He who comes to steal, kill and destroy but Christ comes to give us eternal life and that’s life in abundance. I am truly moved by your song Claire. Praise God for bringing such amazing singers like you and keep doing wonderful music in accordance to His Will.

– Jolene Dias, India

http://www.iamclairebdonzet.com

Why do we tend to make choices leading us to failure when we want to follow the plan of God

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Show me the way Lord, teach me your path… Lead me in your truth and teach me…

The journey with Christ Jesus can be long, has many challenges but as children of God,we always believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel, the promises of God will come to pass, we will see by faith what we could not see.

But what causes us to go another way than the road God has build for us? I want you to be aware of the choices we make and stay on the path of God.

Let’s a look at bible passage to understand

Ruth 1:1-5 (NKJV)Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab
1 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. 3 Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. 5 Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.

See what happened there. Elimelech decided to move to the country of Moab, because there was a famine in the land. He made his decision by himself to move without consulting his family or even God first.

If you read again the verses, God was not involved in his decision process. God is not even mentioned anywhere. He did not tell him ‘Elimelech, Go to the country of Moab’. This is the kind of mistake we do because you do not feel comfortable where we are, because the battle is too hard, the situation is to difficult and you find your own solutions. You don’t feel that where you are, God will make you successful anymore because you are not progressing. So you decide yourself what to do next, which direction you will take. Let me tell you, God is able to make you shine in a place of total darkness. Faith is really important when we are in those situation.

Elimelech had a total lack of faith in God, a lack of perseverance, hope and trust in God that he found his own easy way out to make things better for his life and his family. This was not the plan of God. He went to the country of Moab which is a cursed country due to the origin of the creation of the Moabites. Sometimes, we prefer to go to places that are even darker than where we were just because you see everything is well and nice. But it is all an illusion. What happened to Elimelech after? He ended up dying, his two sons also died after him. Let’s be careful to not die spiritually or even physically because of our decisions and also bring other people down with you. The devil is ready to tempt us when we are in a difficult situation.

James 4:7(NKJV)
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

In every storm, there is something we can learn to go forward with God. Through my own journey, I learnt to trust God completely. I did the same as Elimelech did a few years back. I decided to leave the UK because I was thinking things will be easier where I was going. It was not the plan of God at all. I ended up dying spiritually out there. I forgot about God , church did not exist for me anymore, for me there  was no point going, I was living a life without Christ. Many bad things happened to me. Until I told myself, this is not how it should be, something is not right and came back to the UK. I came back to church, it even took two years for God to talk to me again and reveal to me his plan once more and clearly.

If you feel like going on the easy road, I would encourage you to stay where you are, because God is never done with us. People can talk and laugh at you because of your situation, because since you have started your ministry nothing is happening, since you have opened your church, no one is coming, since you have left university, you cannot find a permanent job. Stay calm and carry on, persevere, trust in the Lord. God is always on time.

God will show you the way to a place with clear skies. Trying to find your own solution might lead to your own Moab country. Going sideways will only delay your journey even more. We are here to make the devil happy, we are children of God and we have the victory.

Stay strong, do not do like Elimelech did.

Feel free to share with us something you wish to add below or comment

Stay blessed

Claire B. Donzet

http://www.iamclairebdonzet.com

#IamYourChild- The story behind the song…

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Story behind the song

There was a time in my life when I had to remember who I was, find my identity. I felt an emptiness in my life. One day, God gave me this prophetic song when I was sleeping. I woke up and started singing it and crying because I understood what God wanted to tell me. I am his child, he loves me and I love him too.

‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.’ I John 3:1

God want to remind us that he loves us so much and we are his children. As children of God, we have to believe it, declare that we are indeed his own children. We must not fear when some situations arise. With our father, we can walk in complete freedom. We are free! Our joy and happiness cannot be overshadowed by anything because we have faith in our God that everything is alright.

If you know who is your God, who is also your Father then you will know and understand also his power. That power, he gave it to us children of God as a gift. Without God, we are nothing, we need our Father with us every time, everywhere. He makes our way perfect, he makes good plan for us.

‘I am your child’ is a song with simple vocals, simple lyrics, but a powerful message behind it.

The song is in two parts, first part worship, where God is adored and lifted up and the second part is praise and declaration that we are children of God!

Be blessed,

Amen

Claire B. Donzet

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Why am I going through this situation and not seeing the promises of God in my life?

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Sometimes, we go through some situations that we do not understand at first and we are looking for a solution to our problems.  As children of God, we go through our valley of the shadow of death, seeking for God to talk to us and get us out of our ordeals. God speaks to us in any way. It can be through prophecy, visions, or just simply while reading the bible or listening to a preaching at Church. Then God gives you a promise. We know that some situations we are going through are for the glory of God, but we tempt to take shortcuts in our lives because you cannot wait too long. We do not wish to wait for the time of the Lord even though God gave you a promise and even a time. Let’s learn how we can go through the challenges and trust God and his promises only.

Let’s read this story below carefully…

Jeremiah 29 (NIV)A Letter to the Exiles29 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. (This was after King Jehoiachin[a] and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said:
This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord.
10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares theLord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

If you look at the story here, the people of Israel were taken into captivity. They were sent to the city of Babylon. The word captivity is the state or period of being held, imprisoned, enslaved, or confined. The Israelite were forced to go somewhere, where they do not belong, a place they are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with instead of their motherland. This is called also the exile.

If we put it in today’s context, God allows situations to happen in our lives. You will be in an uncomfortable place where you will feel hopeless. You feel like you are imprisoned. If you look at the story here, God did not let the Israelite go into captivity empty. He gave them instruction to follow.

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord.

 When you are going through bad moments, God always gives you instructions to follow until your freedom. Ask yourself now, do I follow God’s instructions when I find myself in exile?

Many of us forget about God in hard times, when he tells you what to do. Many look for deliverance but do not bother following what our God wants you to do, the steps to follow to gain your deliverance. You will not just have your deliverance if a Pastor or another servant of God pray for you. But you have the power to gain your own deliverance by just following God’s instructions. If you ask God to tell you what you need to do, he will reveal it to you while reading the bible, a preaching, through someone… God has many ways to reveal himself.

Let’s go back our story. God allowed the people of Israel to go into captivity. He gave them instructions to follow while being captive and he also gave them a promise!

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares theLord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

 One quick question… Will you be able to wait 70 years? (giggles) At that time, God could fulfill a promise even after 100 years. Time as change now, we are under a time of grace and God can fulfill his promises when we are least expecting it to happen. But most children of God like having their blessings faster and faster. God promise is not the lottery. The devil is so clever and acts on our behaviours and now we see the rise of ‘Fast food’ type churches where miracles can be found on demand and the false servant is the head. (I do not say that true servant of God can’t have that power, God has given us the power and he said that we will do even more than him, John 14:12)

Let’s say God gives you a promise and a time. He said in 2 years, I will give you what you wish for if you follow those instructions to increase your faith and make you stronger. God knows why he cannot fulfill his promise just when you want because you might not able to handle it or you will forget about him once you have what you wanted. God is a jealous God, he loves us so much that he will do everything for you to stay in his presence and not at the mercy of Satan.

So now if a ‘prophet’ comes and tell you that God told him that you will receive what is due to you in 2 weeks and he changes the initial instructions. Will you follow this new ‘prophecy’? We need to be careful my brethren and ask God for discernment. Know that the word of God doesn’t change or have variations. It will be the same and he has sealed it. (see Psalms 119:89)

Let’s get back to Jeremiah 29

Yes, this is what the LordAlmighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord.

The word of God cannot change. Remember that so no one fools you. Most Christians are so desperate to receive what they want and follow the false prophets. It does not make sense to call yourself children of God and still panic! Then they destroy the work of the Lord in their lives or delay it again. When a so called servant of God, changes gives you another word and it does not come to pass, how will you feel? That is why many are discouraged and do not want to go to church anymore not knowing that the are delaying, even more, God’s promise. But God is a great God, he will have you back. (see Number 23:19)

God knows why he allows ‘captivity’ to happen in your life. The most important thing is faith to endure and to please God even more. Indeed, without faith, we cannot please God. (see Hebrews 11.6)

God purpose is to make us stronger and develop a new and better version of you through perseverance. He wants you to be able to obey too.

Look at the verses in Jeremiah 29:

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 

Do you know now what we need to do or carry on doing?

  • Build and settle: build our faith and have it settled in your heart
  • Plant and eat: sow your seed so you can reap in due season (good deeds, praying for other, help and work in your church, offering to God…)
  • Increase: build your faith to increase, increase spirituality, it is about spiritual growth through scriptures and meditation. Have a relationship with God.
  • seek peace and prosperity in your situation
  • Pray for your prosperity

 

This word is for you and also for me! Let’s not despair and let’s get to work! God always fulfil his promises but we need to put our faith in action in challenges, tests in life!

 

God Bless!

 

Claire B. Donzet

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