Declare Truth, Pray the Promises and Overcome everyday life challenges.
Author: Ayoola Bandele
Hey there! I'm Ayoola. Thanks for stopping by. I am here to encourage, equip, empower and inspire Christians with biblical truth that will help you discover your real identity in Christ and overcome everyday life challenges.
I coach, and I mentor Christians on overcoming everyday life challenges while on the Christian journey. Starting a new life in Christ is exciting, but travelling on the journey alone with baggage and getting lost on the journey repeatedly can be confusing and scary. I am available to accompany and equip you with tools you need to avoid false start, truth to hold on to, be your guide through the pot holes In the Christian life to avoid. More so, you can join other believers who are already travelling on this journey are winning when faced with everyday life challenges.
If in need of somebody to walk with, talk to or pray with on your Christian faith till you regain your stability, while going through identity crisis or facing everyday life challenges, please feel free to book a session with me. I believe with prayers, declarations, practical life tips and some coaching sessions, we can overcome everyday life challenges together. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Let me be your Christian life coach and a mentor on this journey.
My beliefs are:
I believe the Bible has the power to change lives for good when we engage with it in the right way.
I believe the authors of the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write all the 66 books of the Bible.
I believe in the Godhead.
I believe in God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
I believe biblical declarations aligns human beings with God's original plan for humanity, and it helps us grow in our faith in God.
I hope that your expectations will not be cut short as you read through, pray through and declare your way into the life God intended for you. May the result for you be that your Christian mind is renewed, your life is transformed, and a new world is created for you in Christ Jesus.
10 Daily Bible Declarations to Speak Over Yourself in August
Declarations of Faith: I am coming into a newness of life like never before. God is restoring my health into its fullness, and I will not lack any good thing. Today is a good day, and this month will yield good fruits unto me. I am coming back to God’s original plan for my life, and I will live to declare His goodness in the land of the living. I believe it, and God settles it.
Truth Be Told
Can I guess what you’re thinking? That 2020 has not been a great year so far? It’s birthed covid19 outbreak and turned many hopes into hopelessness? It’s cancelled plans, disrupted goals and many lives will never remain the same? I totally understand you. We’re all in it together as we all see damaging effects of the coronavirus in our world. We will be deceiving ourselves if we say that we’ve not been adversely affected by the pandemic.
Everybody has been affected by covid19. Many lives are lost, children have become fatherless and parents have become childless. There are many bodies in the graves than it’s ever been before and many are at the hospitals receiving treatments as we speak. Many have lost their jobs and as a result became homeless.
Can I encourage you to look beyond these damaging effects we’ve all experienced though? As children of God we have a Father whose word we can rely upon. He remains faithful despite the pandemic and He’s too loving to fail us despite looming dooms.
The future may look bleak and darkness may cover the earth with the loss of loved ones, sicknesses and diseases, but there is hope for those who trust in God. tomorrow will be better. There’s a newness coming to our lives in August, and there’s a refreshing springing forth in our paths. God will give us a full restoration of the time we have lost in 2020 if we cry out to Him in prayers and with the daily declarations.
8 Biblical Declarations to Speak Over Your Marriage Daily
Declaration of Faith: I declare proverbs 31 over myself that I will do my husband good at all times, and I will not engage myself in idle talks that will cause him any harm. I will allow the Spirit of God to lead me daily, and I will not mislead my husband into disobedience against God. We will both walk in love in obedience to our God, and we will enjoy our union together.
Marriages are a part of God’s plan for human beings. He settles the lonely in families, establishes communities, and he repopulates the world. Then, when wedding bells ring, we commit to honouring God with our bodies as we step into God’s plan for our lives. We also step into the unknown spiritual territory of spiritual attacks against marriages, self-sabotaging behaviours and statistical reports that can end a marriage in divorce in the first few years. If we’re going to defy these reports and overcome those attacks, then we will need to fortify our union with prayers and daily declarations. If not for any false alarms or superstitions, but for the mere known fact that the first few years after a wedding can be quite tricky to navigate, we ought to stay prayerful and claim God’s truth for our families.
Scriptural Declaration of Faith to Speak over Yourself Regularly
Declaration of Faith: I carry the peace of God in my heart and it transcends all understanding. It guards my heart and it keeps my mind at peace in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). Therefore I am at peace at home and I am at peace with my neighbours. I am at peace whenever I go out and I am at peace when I come in. I am surrounded by peace in this world.
When we speak out loud negative words about ourselves, we give the devil and his cohorts the chance to kill, steal and destroy our identity in Christ, and then we fall short of God’s best for our lives. Although we live in the world, we are not of the world, and we ought not to follow the crowd in engaging in negative talks. It doesn’t add good things from us, instead it destroys God’s plan for our lives. The trials we often perceive as the reality is actually a false perception from the enemy.
Imagine going for a job interview but you don’t proceed to the next stage of the interview for any reason. Does that make you lazy, dumb or stupid? No, it does not. That rejection experience simply exposes you to a better way of performing in the next job interview. Let’s not allow the enemy to make us believe otherwise.
I am believing that God will turn around this period for your good. I have also been listening to Jonathan McReynolds prayer song and has been a real blessing to friends, I thought I’d share it with you too. It is so powerful and so right for this season and I’m praying it for you. Please, join me and let’s pray together.
10 Biblical Declarations to Encourage and Strengthen the Persecuted Christians
Declaration of faith: I am fighting the good fight of faith with Christ and I will win this battle with him on my side (1 Timothy 6:12).
I remember getting teary-eyed at the hearing of the fate of the persecuted Christians in various countries. I thought of their courage and the boldness they show in the face of adversity. Their lives couldn’t have been far from being different from mine, yet they make a stand for Jesus, even if it leads to death or imprisonment. There are at least over 300 million Christians in this situation, and they go through gruesome persecution with little or no intervention from their neighbours. Their faith in Christ in countries such as Afghanistan, North Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso and, in my birth country, Nigeria means facing being stripped and beaten, isolation and rejection from loved ones, death by a fire while the service is going on in church on a Sunday or life imprisonment, and this keeps increasing every year.
Pray the promises: I thank you, Father, for the gift of prayer and for the grace to approach your throne of mercy. I thank you for you are always ready to hear prayers of the saints. May your will be done as we pray together today. May we experience your love, peace, unity and harmony as we seek your face. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
If you have ever been a fan of acronyms while growing up, you’ll know that they can help you to remember some arduous information you don’t understand, yet you need them to pass your A-levels in secondary school. The Lord’s prayer works similarly. It gives you a model to follow. It’s a guide to use when in communion with the Father. It’s the go-to formula to use when unsure of what to pray and how to pray. It is not to be chanted verbatim, but we can use it to help us pray effectively. It is the simplest yet the most potent form of prayer model to use.
Friends! these OMG games on Facebook are fun and quick personality quizzes that tells us who we are based on our current profile. We all want to know the answer to this, right? and it shows us some more answers to those pertinent questions on our minds; who hates or likes us from our contact list? which country should we live in based on our names? which career path to follow based on our facial analysis? and the list goes on.
The truth is that as fun, harmless and sometimes accurate these games are, they couldn’t be far from the truth on who God says we are in Christ.
We all have a favourite Psalm we pray with regularly. We do it because we know that when we pray the Psalms God answers. They’re his words and he’s bound by them. They’re his bonds and he does not go back on his words. Scripture says that “He watches over his words to fulfill it” (Jeremiah 1:12). When we bring his words back to him in prayer, he rises up to fulfill his promises. Continue reading “7 Powerful Psalms for Troubled Times”→
Declaration of faith: I have not been given me the spirit of fear, but I have been endowed with the power to overcome every obstacle, perfect love that conquers every hindrance and a sound mind to make the right decisions.
There is always one or two things to be afraid of in this world. There is the fear of death and the fear of people. The fear of death because nobody wants to die young. We all want to enjoy this life and spend eternity on earth rather than in heaven. We want to live forever if we have our ways unfortunately we do not hold the power to eternal life, Christ does and we must account for our lives when we’re eventually face to face with God after death. We’re also afraid of people for so many reasons because we have exerted our power to them. We believe that they can make or break us with their power while we think less of ourselves, even though we also have the same power as them.
We’re also afraid of past mistakes and its consequences in our lives or the fear of failure. We’re sometimes afraid of the unknown, afraid for the future and afraid of danger that looms around. If we’re not fearful of the danger in the day then we’re afraid of the harm in the night. There is always something we’re afraid of, but if we don’t face the fear head on and fight it with God’s word, there will always be a fear of something or someone that will control our lives forever and stand in the way of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our lives.
Haven’t you heard it that there are at least 365 fear nots in the Bible? One scripture verse for each day of the year will help you combat fear in any situation or circumstances. As for me and my household, we are facing this fear with God’s words and we are declaring faith-filled promises of God over our lives while also believing that we will win this battle for as long as we hold on to God’s word.
Fear has got nothing on you when Christ is your Lord and shield (Psalm 28:7). It cannot rest on you when your trust is in the good shepherd (John 10:11-18). Jesus shed His blood and laid down his life in exchange for our lives. Evil will not overtake us because Christ already subdued it for us on earth and we can have peace in the world (John 16:33). He is like Job who will do anything to protect his children from falling (Job 1:1-5). He is like Moses who is so passionate for the deliverance of the Israelite. Christ will not allow any of these diseases or coronavirus to touch your body neither will he allow them to come near your dwelling place.