Stay Confident About God’s Good Plan

Divine direction is primarily about what God wants to accomplish with man; it is about the goal to be realised and not necessarily about the pathway to the goal.

Whenever someone has received direction from God, there is a surge of confidence, excitement, and zest. Everyone needs this to go and to take the blessing or the trophy of the promise that God has given.

Weariness and frustration only set in after you have hit the road and found things that are not described in the plan – the myriads of experiences and situations on the way.

God, however, wants your attitude all the way to be as it was in the beginning when you responded with excitement to His word to you.

The attitude that will inherit the promise is that which sees only the promise and is not reconditioned by the anything foreign to the promise –

Hebrews 10:35-39

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

“For yet a little while,

And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.

Now the just shall live by faith;

But if anyone draws back,

My soul has no pleasure in him.”

But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

Isaiah 14:27

For the Lord of hosts has purposed,

And who will annul it?

His hand is stretched out,

And who will turn it back?”

God’s Plan For Life is Good

That God’s plan for your life is good and great cannot be overemphasised. Whatever He determined to do with your life will always be the best for you.

Whenever he communicates with you, it is largely about where He is taking you; what He wants to accomplish; and some particular time ahead of now. God’s guidance in the now will always be in tune with His major direction for your life.

Rejoice!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Welcome to October 2017, Awake in God’s Likeness

Welcome to October 2017. This is the goodness of the Lord, marvellous in our sight, as being alive is an indication that God’s plan is still functional towards you. Faithful is He who has began the good work in you, He will finish it.

As you enter this new month, join me to make Ps 17:15 your focus and meditation.

Amidst all the imperfect situations on earth, the Lord wants your focus to be on Him. Looking away from these troubles is like dying to them and being awake to God.

When you focus on the situations, you define them as true to you; whereas, when you focus on God, Himself and His word becomes your reality.

The discipline of looking into God in dependence on the Holy Spirit, energises your transformation process of becoming more like Him, of getting deeper into His plan; and of having more victory in your life.

David said I have set the Lord always before me and because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Ps 16:9.

Enjoy peace, victory, and growth this month as you keep your mind on the Lord. He will bless you with grace and glory, and withhold not from you every good thing needed for your life.

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;

I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. Psalms 17:15

Welcome to October 2017; awake in God’s likeness.

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Counsellors Must Know That They Are Not God.

Counselors must learn in a counselling situation to look out for certain signals to know if they are going to a dead end or an highway into the future. Signs of a dead end are basically two:

  1. When the counsellee keeps attempting to generalise his/her peculiar situation. This happens when someone thinks everyone is in his kind of situation. There are actually two ranges in our social spheres:
  • The micro world, where individuals have their personal problems or prospects in their own personal situation.

  • The macro-world or the wider society where everything happens at the same time and in the same way to everyone in the society.

When personal experiences are interpreted as the issues in the wider society, change will never take place in that personal experience until he thinks differently.

  1. When the counselled has his/her mind made up on maintaining practices that possibly contributed to the existing problem. You had a 1st class from university and alongside that have a very bad personal culture. You are are counselled to look into your dress culture but you insist that the 1st class makes the difference. A counsellor should be able to see why no one would give that persons a job. If he is not willing to change, you may not be able to help him beyond remembering him in prayers for the Lord to tough the heart and help the person to see..

Willingness to use the help you offer is a sign of prospect in counselling. This doesn’t mean that the person being counselled cannot ask question or come up with some disputations. Intellectual engagement might be necessary.

But when the heart is stubbornly made up, you may need to check with the Holy Spirit in your heart to know if you should continue. The Apostle Paul had to depart certain locations, shaking the dust of the place of his sandals; He also was instructed by the Lord not to leave Corinth, as there were prospects there despite the disputations.

Even if you attempt to ‘cast spirits out’ of someone who is not ready to change his mind, they soon will find their ways back into him, since by his way of thinking there is a ready stage or foothold for them in such a life.

The mind that is not ready to change is one that you mAy not be able to help.

Counsel to let someone see what might be working against him. If he is not ready to agree, courteously let him go and spent your time on more profitable situations.

Jesus was only able to change those who used his teachings when he was here. He could not help everyone because of their unbelief – disagreement with the words He shared with them.

WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER 2017; OPERATE AS CHRIST’S AMBASSADOR

God’s operations continue on earth today either as the extensions of His works from the beginning when He created the heavens and the earth or as the extensions of what He worked in Christ on the cross when he finished the work of redemption and reconciliation by laying the foundation for the salvation of the whole world.

He is determined to restore not just the human race, but also also all things unto himself by removing every difference between Himself and His creation. So, what began in Christ, continues in the world today through us. 2 Cor. 5:18-19.

We are reconciled to Him. The differences are removed. He has therefore given us the ministry and the word of reconciliation. He has given you that pivotal role of His representative or ambassador in the world today. He wanted it to be that wherever you go and whatever you do, you have your eyes and mind on His redemptive initiative.

He wants you to consciously work at making Him the Center of all things by being disposed to reconciling more souls in the world to Him; and this is where your significance on earth lies. Whatever your platform is or whatever your role is in the marketplace, you are to commit yourself to the ministry of reconciliation by propagating the word of reconciliation.

God’s grace becomes effectual in the lives of those who are reconciled to Him from being enemies or strangers, foreigners or outsiders to being part of the community of His people. The ministry of reconciliation continues to bring more people to the same page with God and allows His grace to operate optimally in their lives and existence.

Let your mind change from its familiarity with ordinariness to the consciousness of the significance bestowed upon you as God’s ambassadors.

As you attend to this as His witness among the people, there is no limit to the prospects around you. He has invited you to come closer to have established with you the sure mercies of David by giving you as a witness to the people and a leader to them. Many lives shall be framed through you as you become more conscious of your role as Christ’s ambassador.

Hear what He says: “Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you.” Isaiah 55:3-5

Welcome to the month of September. Live and operate consciously as an ambassador for Christ.

Welcome to July 2017, NOW IS THE TIME


Are your eyes set on the future, even on the things that should come to pass?
Are you tensed with anxiety, wondering when these shall happen?

The Lord IS always READY. His eyes are on the promises He made, and yes, to see them come to pass.”

This reminiscents of the experience of Jeremiah when the Lord spoke to him with a vision, the vision of an almond tree. He told Jeremiah, “I am watching over my word to fulfil it.” Jer 1:8 

He is saying, I have not only made (IN YOUR PAST) a promise (FOR YOUR FUTURE), I am also (IN THE NOW) seeing to its fulfilment.

The Lord who lives outside of time shall hasten His word to performance in your life this July. He shall bring to pass the things He promised.

He says, “In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You ….” Isa 49:8

Come with me NOW, says the Lord; See the promises I have given you; Look away from your troubles; Put anxiety far from you; Be ready for what I am able to do; and see my timeless word coming to pass in your life; for “… NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” 2Cor 6:2

May your faith embrace Him this month and see the readiness of God to do NOW what He promised you.

Welcome to July 2017, NOW IS THE TIME.

Welcome to June 2017


You have great promises gone out on you, and you are bothered that they haven’t materialised yet. I have a word for you this month, those words and promises shall not return to God, void of fulfillment, unless you have ceased from embracing them, even if they are still afar off.

Let not your head be bowed, neither allow your heart to be dismayed because you are not there yet.

I pray for you, that this month there shall be adequate and special shinning of the lamp for your feet and the light for your path; there shall be special guidance in respect of the steps you need to take and clearer direction towards the future.

I pray for you that you shall be kept on course and that your transitions shall be facilitated towards your prescribed destination.

The Lord will deliver you from self-interest and from being overtaken by temporal interest; He will encourage your heart to be locked into Him in expectation against all odds.

Welcome to June 2017, your steps shall be profitably guided and your transitions, leading to your true destination in Jesus name.

Treat the Knowledge of God as Life


There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge.

He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.”

Socrates recognized a pompous numbskull when he saw one.

He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, and chest deep into water. Then he asked, “What do you want?”

“Knowledge, O wise Socrates,” said the young man with a smile.

Socrates put his strong hands on the man’s shoulders and pushed him under.

Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. “What do you want?” he asked again.

“Wisdom,” the young man sputtered, “O great and wise Socrates.”

Socrates crunched him under again. Thirty seconds passed, thirty-five. Forty. Socrates let him up. The man was gasping.

“What do you want, young man?” Between heavy, heaving breaths the fellow wheezed, “Knowledge, O wise and wonderful…”.

Socrates jammed him under again Forty seconds passed. Fifty. “What do you want?”

“Air!” he screeched. “I need air!”

“When you want knowledge as you have just wanted air, then you will have knowledge.”

And what’s the best knowledge there is? The knowledge of God.

Treat God’s Word or the knowledge of God as life. You cannot survive on this earth without it. Eat it and breathe it every single day.

It’s way more important than knitting, gardening, or whatever hobbies that you have that occupies your time.

And if you’re ready, you will find it.

Welcome to May 2017

God knows that without Him, you can do nothing (Jn 15:5). He has made provision of mercy and grace to help you every time there is need (Heb. 4:16).

Whatever His will is, it is best thing that can happen to you. The will of God doesn’t always seem like it is good enough to many. So, they complain, murmur or outrightly depart from what they know as God’s thought.

I have a very good news for you. God’s will will not lead you to where His grace cannot carry you. That difficulty will soon melt in the presence of God’s grace.

If it looks like the trouble is persisting and mercy is delayed. Don’t be moved by the troubles; wait for the operation of His grace. It will definitely speak for you.

I have this spurring in my spirit to encourage this month.

EXPECT GREAT THINGS, AS GOD’S MERCY IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE OVER YOUR LIFE.

Welcome to May 2017, it shall be a great month for you.

Yours in His service,

Isaac Boluwatise

NB. Block your calendar for the next Higher Ground Rally. The date is Sunday, 18th June. Find the details at http://bit.ly/hgr0617

Happy Easter Sunday to You. He Lives

He went to the cross, looking forward to His resurrection. His death would be worth it, for He will also rise for us. It was impossible for death to hold Him captive. Victoriously, He arose on the third day. As the King of Glory, he did, providing us with forgiveness and justification.

The New Testament emphasises that we were raised with Him, never to die again. His resurrection spelt for us eternal life. We are no longer under the elementary principles of this world. The religious ideals that are not according to Christ.

If we mistakenly embrace these, we will be robbing ourselves of our rewards in Him, if we don’t even loose the connection we have with Christ.

Nothing matters to our walk with Him, than our faith and obedience to Him. We should now be mindful of principles spiritual, which heaven operates by; principles which are affirmed in heaven and which truly confirm whom we are in Christ.

Let us use today to remember that He is risen and alive, and that we are alive with Him. We are dead to the world. We are hid with Christ in God. We are seated with Him at the right hand of God. Principalities and powers are shamed and triumphed over. All these because He lives.
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