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

 

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

is God rewarding you for your good deeds and prayers?

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Is God rewarding you for your good deeds and prayers?

This word is an extension of what I wrote in my previous preaching ‘What do you do for our God to bless you?’ . I wanted to look at some typical human behaviours that God do not approve. You will be asking yourself, I do always good, I help the poor, I help in Church but God is not doing anything for me. Have you thought about how you do those charitable deeds? Are those good deeds for the Glory of God or for the world to see? Are your prayers being heard?

Matthew 6:1-7 says:

6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that you’re giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Some of us Christian nowadays love to show off; they want others to see them doing whatever they are doing in church or for the church. This is a typical human behaviour. Human beings love to increase their own self-esteem. They have to be seen for others to approve their deeds and be recognise by the crowd. When you achieved those things, what have you really gained from it? 10 minutes of euphoria? What’s next? The approval we need to seek at any cost is the approval of God and not of men.

Galatians 1:10 says:

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

If you want God to reward you and you are still trying to get the approval of men, you will not be rewarded as you should be. We should not be like the individuals living on this earth, we need to be different. Do good because this is what children of God should do as we are Jesus Christ followers for our own salvation and to live a life full of surprises coming from our Father in the Heaven.

When you are doing good deeds just to please people around you for you to feel good about yourself, it is the same as sowing the wind (refer to previous teaching ‘What do you do for God to bless you?’) You will not produce anything and God cannot give you harvest.

Hosea 8:7 says:

7“They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud;
It shall never produce meal. If it should produce, Aliens would swallow it up.

You may have noticed some Christians at church being so loud while praying to God for everyone to see and hear their great prayers (I am not saying that this is the case for everyone) When you hear those prayers. You might say oh this sister or brother is good at praying. Your sister or brother is unfortunately sowing the wind.  You do not have to show how you pray, are you praying for God to hear and approve your prayers or for men to approve your prayers and almost ‘worship’ you for it? Praying out loud at church will not get God’s approval, only your heart will.

Matthew 6:5-7 says:

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

It is important for us, children of God to know the importance of praying when you are not at only at church. Pray at home in secret where nobody will see you to have a personal connection with God. Do not pretend when you pray, you will reap the whirlwind. God knows everything.

Another problem with us Christians, we keep on praying for everything anyhow. Be logical while praying. God already knows what you need. Be concise ’7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.’

If you need a house or a car and you do not have a job, how will you get the car? We know that there is no limit to God but let us be logical in real life. Yes by faith, you will receive your blessing; But God will give you everything step by step in order. You want a new car, a new house. Ask God for a permanent job and God will open more doors for you.  If you are sick, you might ask healing first for you to be able to work. You don’t have to keep repeating yourself; you do not have to do 2 hours of repetitions. Your heart is the most important thing to God. God will give you everything step by step. You will not give your 1 month old child a beefsteak before he or she can get the milk. Start with milk first and watch yourself growing. This is the same as us children of God. God will not reward you. He only knows what to give you first.

I listened to some testimonies, one on particular amazed me, when a lady only asked God to deliver her from drugs with few words, and received her deliverance on the spot then after she found a job and now living a peaceful life. Why? It is because the heart was willing and connected to God, fully genuine.

Be logical and use strategy for your prayers. God will answer what is making sense to him.

To summarise, be genuine, humble, pray in secret behind close doors and be relevant for God to reward you. Shh…that’s a secret…

GOD BLESS

Claire B. Donzet

You are | Claire B.Donzet [OFFICIAL Music Video] [Gospel music]

Finally, the music video for ‘You are’ by Claire B. Donzet is online now!

The song ‘You are’ is a praise to God in which many people will relate as it talks about how people think when everything is going wrong. As Christians, we know and we should be able to remember that God is present when we are in need.

The light is always at the end of the tunnel. When the light of God is shining upon you, the darkness has no power over you! ‘Now I’m feeling so fine, I am feeling so so free…” [You are, Claire B.Donzet]

‘And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not’ John 1:5

The light cannot overtake the darkness. When you are in trouble, when the darkness is around you, do not fear, call upon God. God will come and his face will shine upon your life. The devil will only have one option: flee from you.

‘…Resist the devil and he will flee from you’ James 4:7

Keep on praising God in any situation! ‘You are, you are, You are the Lord of lords, my love, my strength, you’re worthy of my praise’ [You are, Claire B.Donzet]

Amen!

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