πŸ“ Starting Out πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ

Starting out

I seem to have a trend for a few years now, when it comes to the first days in the new year. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

Last year I remember starting the year and I fell sick twice. It felt like β€œwhat’s going on?, I hope this year is going to go on well without another fuss or surprises”. In these moments, the promises I heard from God for the year, somewhat looked bleak in some way. But then I chose to believe. And the year ended on such a great note. Looking back at 2021, it was a year with many unexpected positive turnouts.

This year, I went to bed past 3am on the 1st of January. I was excited about the year but also tired from the long day. I would have expected to wake up better because I stayed in bed for some time to get enough rest. And eventually I woke up late. πŸ™ˆ

Anyway, I woke up feeling very worried and had anxiety in some areas that was a concern to me.

I did have some bad thoughts that came to mind the last few days of the past year and I prayed about it. But for some reason, it came back. And this time, the level of concern I had on these thoughts was higher than before.

Normally when I wake up, I try to eat something and then go on to have my study. But on this day, I just knew I had to sort this fright out more deliberately than before. So I spent some time praising God. And while I was engaging in this, He spoke to my heart reminding me why those fears weren’t even valid in the first place. And that settled it all. I felt such great calm in my heart and mind.

Stop feeding your fear

Smiles, it’s funny how we give our fears so much power right, forgetting that it is only God that has such great level of power over our lives.

I am thankful I have God and grateful for the blessing of a personal access to Him.

I haven’t had such height of fright or panic in God knows when. Phew!

So yes, the year started out in a way I least expected but I believe it’s a reminder never to lose sight of the one who holds me.

β€œThe Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.”

Psalm 16:5 AMPC

My evening on that day, ended up with so much praise spree than I would have thought of. I never had this planned out for the day, but one thing led to another and I ended up dancing for hours. And also prayed in-between this. It was a reminder to me that God holds it all together. And there was so much to be thankful for, than for me to spend such time in fear or Fright.

So yes, my conclusion is that, the year has only one choice – to work together for my good and β€˜our’ good. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

It’s His word to our hearts and we know that the Lord will make all situations and experiences of ours to sum up to what? – Good!

β€œAnd we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

Romans 8:28 NLT

Let that knowing, just as Paul said β€œAnd we know…..”, drive your fears afar from you and cause you to focus on the good He has in plan for you this year.

Remember nothing can take away your blessing if the Lord has said so!

Because the Lord has said So

This is one of my testimonies when I reflected on what God said concerning me in my 25th year and it’s all so exact and precise. And whenever I think of these experiences, it gives me the strength to continue to lean forward. Why? Because He has said so!

β€œIf we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.”

2 Timothy 2:13 AMP

P.S:

Thank you to everyone who have downloaded and read the book – β€œWrapped in His comfort”. The number of downloads, mostly on my WordPress blog, and that of Okadabooks is wow!

Also the feedbacks I’ve received so far on it, just makes me ever grateful to God for listening to Him to send it out when I did. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

I believe more reviews are still coming in, because I get mini feedbacks from people, on the part that is being read, from time to time. All thanks to God for His words. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Thank you to everyone who shared it with friends, put it on their status, and shared on their social media walls. You all are dear to my heart. Thank you so much for the support. ❀️

In case you are yet to get your copy, please feel free to download it via the link below. Looking forward to your feedbacks. πŸ€—

Also, I am working on having my mailing list and I will appreciate it, if you can take a few minutes to fill it out.

Filling this form will mean a lot to me. Thank you in advance. 😁❀️

Happy new year, family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸŽ‰πŸ’₯πŸŽ†

It’s been a while and I’m glad to be back to writing. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

Thank you to everyone who checked in while I was away. β€οΈπŸ€—

2022 is a blessed year. I believe. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

🀍#HCCounsels#🀍

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Tangie says:

    Thank you for sharing this message. I talked to my husband this morning about not feeding my fears. πŸ€— Lord willing, I will renew my Kindle book subscription to down and support fellow bloggers. Enjoy your day/night and remain safe.

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    1. You are welcome, ma’am. ❀️
      Wow. The Spirit is one. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      That will be great. πŸ™‚
      It’s night time now. Smiles
      Thank you, Tangie.
      My greetings to the family. πŸ€—

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful message! My year began with me sick and two biopsies. Praise God they were benign! Through all the health challenges (Tangie, I pray for you my friend) and no MATTER WHAT, God is there! We cannot feed our fears indeed! For God did not give us a spirit of fear! Sending love and blessings as we continue our blessed year! Karla❣

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, ma’am. ❀️
      Wow. Sending you hugs.
      How are you feeling now?

      Yes He is. Thank you Lord for holding forth your daughters hands in it all. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      Yes! …but of courage, love and a sound mind. πŸ’―

      Thank you and for sharing your experience as well. πŸ€—

      Blessings and hugs to you.
      My greetings to the family.

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      1. K.L. Hale says:

        You’re so welcome πŸ’• I’m doing well now, thank you!! Blessings and hugs to you and your family as well. Thank you so much. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

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        1. That’s great. And glad knowing you are. Thank God πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
          You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—
          Hugs received and Amen to the blessings. πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ
          Be good in Him.

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  3. Manu says:

    A beautiful reminder Mercy of not letting our fears take hold of us.
    When you wrote that you had to do some praising to sort this fright out in a deliberate way- πŸ™ŒπŸ½ – I can so relate to that.
    Thank you Mercy πŸ’™πŸ€—

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    1. Yes! And having the courage to lean forward in it all. πŸ™‚

      Smiles. Yes!
      When the devil sees us praising God, he flees. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, ma’am. ❀️

      You are welcome. 😊
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ™πŸ»

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  4. Congratulations my friend, fear certainly will keep us from victory when we succumb to its power

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    1. Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—

      Yes!! And until we break free from it, it keeps holding us back.

      Blessings to you and the family. ❀️

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  5. vgeorg says:

    Beautiful post Mercy. Stay blessed! πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, sir. 😊
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—

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  6. jminx94 says:

    So very happy to read and hear from you on here. was wondering a few days ago if we’d be able to see or hear from you on here this month. Hope your 2022 continues well especially spiritually.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you. ❀️
      Aww. This means a lot. Thanks for your concern. πŸ€—

      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Thank you. πŸ€—
      I pray the same for you and in all other facets of your life as well. πŸ™πŸ»

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  7. We can trust God to take care of all that concerns us, and walk us safely through the year.

    Thank you for the reminder, Mercy.

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    1. Yes, sis. πŸ’―πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      He can be trusted in it all. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

      You are welcome. Thanks to God for His words. πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ€οΈ

      Thank you for your comments. Blessings. πŸ€—

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  8. jesusluvsall says:

    1st off you are beautiful in the picture little sister πŸ™‚
    I am proud of you little sister. Thank you for your post!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for the compliment, big bro. 😊
      And for your kind words. I do appreciate it. πŸ€—
      You are welcome. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚
      Happy Friday πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  9. Dawn says:

    I have been praying recently asking God to remove any fears I have. Fear can hold us back in ways we don’t even realize. Congratulations on the book. Thanks little sis. ❀️

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    1. Hmm. That’s really great to know, sis. 😊
      Yes! And we need courage to break free from it. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you big sis.❀️
      Happy Sunday!

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  10. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning God….
    The only way to live fearless is to always start everything with God.

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    1. Yes! πŸ’―
      And we can trust that whatever He starts, He also completes. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Blessings sis. πŸ€—

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