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Worry is like weed in your garden. You don’t invite it, neither do you like it. The fact that you don’t like it does not make it stop coming into your garden. Pesticides do help, but the help won’t last longer. Taking drugs, cigars or alcohol in order to forget your worries is like applying pesticides to destroy the weed in your garden. You have to keep on using it until the weed develops stronger resistant attitude to that particular pesticide. You will be Amen addict by then. So, it solves no problem at all.

Worry is not supposed to be treated or managed as they put it across these days. We were never created to cherish worry in us. It’s best dealt with the God’s way.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety (worries) on him because he cares for you.

Prayer is therapeutic. It’s relives and strengthens both, the body, soul and spirit. Your real strength must come from inside you for you to be able to stand against this worry (weed).
Ephesians 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Don’t stop casting (throwing), make it your habit. Just cast (throw) your worries to God as you pray. Even if it means throwing daily, keep on. It works. God is listening. One day, you will find yourself above those situations, if you don’t allow these worries (weeds) to grow in your garden.

God bless you all.



 I have published an eBook on the Smashwoods. It is a book about Christians affected or infected with HIV/AIDS virus. While they believe in healing, they still have to maintain their faith in God against the stigma, be it self or from others. Salvation is not in the body but in spirit.

You can access this book on

Thank you for reading it.




The most challenging questions in many church members’ minds, including the leadership is, “Can a person who is affected or infected by the HIV/AIDS virus remain a Christian?” This book will help you understand what it’s all about. It will give you the answers beyond the shadow of a doubt.

This book is a direct encouragement to those Christians who are living with HIV/AIDS. It is also a great source of encouragement to those who have not yet believed in Christ Jesus, as long as they are living with HIV/AIDS. It can be used by anyone who is struggling with any kind of a sickness as well to lift up his/her faith.

The information in this booklet has helped many people who were giving up, rise up again and stand. As long as you recite it always and keep your focus on the man Jesus Christ, you will get to that place of your spiritual strength. Once you are there, your immune system will rise up.

I have been working with people of the community for some years. I am a teacher of the Word of God. I have been teaching in theological colleges in the third world and first countries for over twenty years now. There is one thing I have observed and understood some things in the way Jesus Christ understood during his time on earth.

There were people with some diseases which no one would want to get close to, let alone touching them. Those are the people he would go closer to and touch as he ministered to them. I have listed a few Scriptures to stand as examples of how he went forth to those who were sick with all kinds of sicknesses.







I am who God says I am, and I have what He says I have.
I am an heir of the Sovereign God and I am reigning as a #king in life.
Eternal life is my present hour possession.
Yes, the victorious life is mine;
I live above sickness, disease, poverty, failure and death,
in the name of #Jesus.

@wisdomfromafatherCelia Fitzgerald



TALKING TO YOURSELF? Are you ..........?

Talking to myself like something is not good. We all know that talking to oneself is considered to some extend as mental illness. Some close Christian friends were chatting on-line and the question was asked, “Is talking to yourself actually a sign of mental illness?” He had just read a portion of scripture which encouraged him to talk to his situation and build himself up by doing so. That was a very easy question to the friend. The answer to that was yes. He added another statement innocently as he was trying to help his friend understand the subject, “Talking to yourself can be a symptom of schizophrenia.” This was like a blow between the eyes. He felt like all he had read in the bible was like something which has no meaning.
Then I thought of the habit that I have of talking to myself as I build up my faith as well as reaching forth to my blessings, healing, goals and so forth. These words come quickly into my conscious world. I say some of these words daily and sometimes many times a day.
and on and on.”
According to my understanding, talking to yourself isn’t always a sign of mental illness because it is one of the most common habit amongst the humans. It is normal and even healthy. Your future is actually produced and perfected in your mouth. Ask those who made it in life as well as the stars in any sport how they made it. Most of them will tell you that they talked to themselves many times that it was possible and they were able to make it. Not so convinced, read this scripture, Proverbs 18:20-22; “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.”
Ever wondered why most of the people who came out of Egypt died in the wilderness. It was because of their testimony after the report of the spies who had no faith. They spoke negative in line with the report given to them by the spies (Numbers 13 to 14). The only two people (Caleb and Joshua) who confessed the word of God, are the ones who made it and possessed what was theirs in the promised land. DEATH and LIFE are in the POWER of your tongue. These two guys (Caleb and Joshua) spoke IN THE SPIRIT OF FAITH according to the word of God. Have a look at this portion of scripture, “We having the SAME SPIRIT OF FAITH according as it is written, I BELIEVED, and therefore have I SPOKEN; we also BELIEVE, and therefore SPEAK (2 Cor 4:13).”
If you always in the in the same spirit of faith which was in Caleb and Joshua, miracles are certain. No matter how many people stand against you and your confession, as long as you are confessing God’s word, you will not be ashamed.
KEEP ON SPEAKING GOD’S WORD INTO YOUR LIFE FOR RESULTS. Someone said, “See what you speak. The Word will create whatever you have spoken. Keep on keeping on.



If one wants to destroy your future in a smart way, he should just erase your identity from your memory.
 That is enough to deprive you of all your rights and benefits which includes your inheritance. That is what the devil did and is still doing to Christians. 
The devil causes Christians to doubt their identity in Christ. It is like a terrible sin to confess or speak out in public that they are like Christ. Yet it is very clear in the scriptures that they are like him in this world. Not in the world to come only, but starting with the life they live today. Some children do look like their parents and some don’t. Christians should know that they look exactly like God their father and as well as Jesus Christ their brother. They should be so proud of the fact that they are not only called the children of God, but that they also resemble their father. It is because of God’s love for them, his children to be that way. They are the loved children “begotten” of love and not through parental mistaken action. Check on this scripture:
1 John 4:17 (amp) in this [union and communion with him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgement [with assurance and boldness to face him], because as he is, so are we in this world.

Christians must have this awareness or consciousness in them, that they are his children. 
No need to take this as top secret, something to be known by a certain class of people only.
Christians must be proud of their identity. They should not deny their spiritual nature because of any kind of pressure. It’s not an ordinary thing, be called a child of God. It’s the best thing ever one can have in life which no one can take away from them. Those who have this grace bestowed on them are highly privileged because some died physically without obtaining it. It is the unmerited favour of God upon their lives. There is no college which can qualify people to become children of God. Neither is there any royalty rights, race, class or creed to help or place someone into the family of God (John 1:13).  
Check on this scripture
1 John 3:1 (MSG) What marvellous love the father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called God’s children! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to.

I am not waiting to be like him in eternity.
He has made me his child from the day I received Christ.
He calls me his son from that very day.
His love made me his real son in this world.
And I am so motivated to have that understanding.


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The Word declares in Romans 4:19-20 that
Abraham did not consider the circumstances and
“staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief
but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”.

I do not waver in unbelief but strongly hold on to God’s promise,
glorifying Him. My faith is producing results.
I radically hold on to God’s Word and I do not waver.
He is dependable and faithful to keep His Word.



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By Elasto Marume


WORDS ARE POWERFUL AND CAN FORMULATE whatever you see in your vision. Words can pull you out of muddy and slimy-pit to a luxurious & pleasant place. God gave you words to set yourself on the right place of your choice.


Words are like power tools. The Magnificent, beautiful, outstanding buildings of this world were built by power tools in the hands of people of great wisdom. If they are in the wrong hands, they can be disastrous and dangerous. With WORDS of wisdom and understanding, build your magnificent, beautiful and outstanding world. Isn’t this great, to know how much potential we have to beautify our world?

In the beginning (Gen 1) God spoke to create the world. He spoke to bring out light in order to bring a change from that very dark atmosphere. His words  divided day from night so that we can measure our human life span, know the difference between days, months, years and seasons. Isn’t this wonderful?

Jesus Christ said, “Life is spiritual. Your physical existence doesn’t CONTRIBUTE to your life. The words that I have spoken to you are spiritual. THEY ARE LIFE.” (John 6:63)

If Media can influence and change life-styles, cultures, traditions, mindset and environment through MERE WORDS. HOW MUCH MORE CAN THE GODLY AND ANOINTED ONES achieve in this world. Through words, the economy grows  and falls. Isn’t this important to know?

It takes words to totally destroy your child’s future. Low self esteem and low self image are a result of spoken words. Words can build-up a confident and powerful child to influence great people in this age and even the coming generations in the future.

DO NOT MIS-USE your words. Do not speak negative words to your family, work, business or anything in your world. Death & life are in the power of your tongue (Pro 18:20-21)

“He spoke and it came to be; He commanded, and it was established (Psalms 33:9).” Whatever God spoke happened. In this world we are like Jesus.” (1 John 4:17 NIV). “Because, as he is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17 AKJV). “Because our life in this world is the same as Christ’s.” (1 John 4:17 GNT). “Because, as he is, even so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17 ASV). WE ARE LIKE JESUS IN THIS WORLD; We have him in US right now. Our words are powerful.

Therefore, SPEAK IT – HAVE IT



We all understand that there is natural faith and spiritual faith.Image
Natural faith depends on the things that we feel, see, touch, smell or taste. From these five senses comes the trust which makes us make decisions and take a move.

Spiritual faith comes by hearing the word of God.
Romans 10:17 New International Version (NIV)
Consequently, FAITH COMES from HEARING the message, and the message is heard through the WORD about CHRIST.

When God wanted people to communicate and live by faith just like himself. He had to choose someone to teach how to leave by faith. He had to teach Abraham how to walk by faith by calling him out his comfort zone. Very hard thing to do and very difficult to exercise.
Genesis 12:1-6 The Message (MSG)
God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram left just as God said, and Lot left with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran. Abram took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot with him, along with all the possessions and people they had gotten in Haran, and set out for the land of Canaan and arrived safe and sound.

Just responding to the call of God was enough to approve Abraham as the father of faith.
Galatians 3:5-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Then does He Who supplies you with His marvelous [Holy] Spirit and works powerfully and miraculously among you do so on [the grounds of your doing] what the Law demands, or because of your believing in and adhering to and trusting in and relying on the message that you heard? 6 Thus Abraham believed in and adhered to and trusted in and relied on God, and it was reckoned and placed to his account and credited as righteousness (as conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action). 7 Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify (declare righteous, put in right standing with Himself) the Gentiles in consequence of faith, proclaimed the Gospel [foretelling the glad tidings of a Savior long beforehand] to Abraham in the promise, saying, In you shall all the nations [of the earth] be blessed. 9 So then, those who are people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God [as partners in fellowship] with the believing and trusting Abraham.

The lectures faith were not finished but continued everyday in everything he was doing. The lectures of faith came first before the lectures of Law. Life of faith became the proper way of life required before the introduction of law. Law was just a school master and never cancelled the life of faith. 


Hence the bible says:
Habakkuk 2:4
Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him, but the [rigidly] just and the [uncompromisingly] righteous man shall live by his faith and in his faithfulness.Romans 1:17
For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN LIVE BY THE STANDARDS SET BY THEIR FATHER – “STANDARDS OF FAITH”
Galatians 3:7
Know and understand that it is [really] the people [who live] by faith who are [the true] sons of Abraham.Galatians 3:11,12
11 Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.
12 But the Law does not rest on faith [does not require faith, has nothing to do with faith], for it itself says, He who does them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [not by faith].

Hebrews 10:38
But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him.


Posted by on March 19, 2014 in #FOLLOWING-JESUS, #psychology, pastoral caring, Uncategorized


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The biggest problem faced today is what the future holds for us. The world has proved to be a place which is like a boat in an unstable ocean. The world has become the troubled sea from where all bad things irrupts from. The winds are not easy to predict and stable as before in all the seas. Tornadoes and tsunamis have found their safe ground to build up and destroy the work which man suffered for so long to establish. The expects have proved to be in big trouble also when it comes to giving us the correct and straight forward wisdom to deal with problems. Science is also legging behind instead of being in advance when it comes to the discoveries and providing of the solutions. Churches which were once the best place have become another place where one has to think twice before entering. False prophets have promised and mislead many as well. Economy has become a cashing point for the rich as they trap the poor with artificial products and marketing gimmicks to better themselves by stripping the disadvantaged off the little they trying to live on. It is more of the survival of the fittest rather than a safe neighbourhood community.

SINNERS & JESUSThis is the world I was born in which was once friendly, peaceful and loving which is also a place where my children are growing up. My children and grand children think that this is the normal life and best to live in. I look at this as I think and ponder in my heart day and night about what is going on daily. The only thing that comes into my mind is that, this world has become a very dangerous and difficult place to live in without Christ.

I am also reminded of this great scripture in the word of God.
Jeremiah 31:17
Your future is filled with hope, declares Yahweh.
I conclude and say, “search no other place other than the place I will tell you”.
There is only one place you can find your answer today.
It is in the word of God.


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