#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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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

What do you do For God to bless you?

What do you do for God to bless you? Claire B. Donzet

What do you do for God to bless you? Claire B. Donzet

What do you do For God to bless you?

Most of us Christians, seek God for one purpose only: blessings. But what have you done for God to remember you? Or bless you? Is God rewarding you for something you did for his Kingdom? Let’s look at the matter in more depth.

John 4:34-37
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. 37 For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’

We are often seeking for blessings first when we come to Church; we are looking for a miracle which is not a bad thing. As children of God, we must be blessed. But have you wondered why there is something you need in your life that is not coming through? The response is because we often do not give ourselves to God and do his work with joy in our heart. God’s blessings are not the lottery. God knows why he’s giving you those blessings.

Nowadays, we are in a ‘reaping’ age, Children of God only pray for miracles but not about their souls. Christians do not want to suffer to get the reward. Some Christians prefer to follow a man to hear what he has to say to them rather than our God.

I have another question. How do you have the harvest? You have harvest because you did sow your seed on the ground and you watered it to make it grow. You see the labourer in the field when he sow his corn seeds or wheat seed or anything. He knows that in that particular season, he will reap, but in between, he will take care of his seeds, he will water it so it won’t go dry; make sure his plant is protected against insects that might devour it.

36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

This is how it should be in our lives. We must give ourselves to God and his service, grow our faith, and nurture our Spirit with the world of God. There is no big or small work to the eyes of God, we are all part of the body of Christ and complete each other. You might not be a preacher or a worship leader but you might help the church to stay clean or bring just flowers to decorate your Church, intercede for others and not only for you. You must rejoice when you sow because you will rejoice even more when you will reap your blessings.

Between the time you sow your seed and reaping for harvest, the devil will also come to break down your venture. Be strong in that moment, the devil knows that if you succeed in your plan, you will go to another level spiritually and even in your life.

1Peter 5:8
 Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

The devil knows that he cannot leave you be in peace for better things are coming for you as you trust and serve the Lord our God. As mentioned earlier, the labourer makes sure his plants will grow for him to reap and eat. Take care of your souls, water it, and make it grow, be strong for you to resist the devil and for you to not be carried away and finally miss out on your blessings. God watches all of us, he is wondering, why should I give you what you need when you do not have faith in me or trust me fully with your heart and soul? When I will give you those things, will you carry on worshipping me? will you carry on doing what you were doing for me? We cannot play with God; He knows the one with a true heart and those who are pretending. When you are pretending, nothing will happen, it’s empty.

Hosea 8:7
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.

Do not sow the wind, my brethren, you will not reap, you will bring dryness in your spirit and also in your life. The devil loves dry land to do his work. If you are filled with God spirit, he will fight you but he will never win. If you sow the wind, the devil will come to dry you up even more. Be vigilant.

Pray and ask God what he wants you to do for him so he can bless you, even more, do not be dry, nurture your spirit with the world of God and work in his field for ‘…Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!’ 

Blessings are already there for us! Work, work, work and keep reaping!

Claire B. Donzet

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