Thursday, 31 December 2020

Thank You for Year 2020!

 


I hope you have been equipped with God's knowledge to live a transformed life for Christ on earth. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for sharing my articles with your friends, church groups, and on your social media platforms. 

Prayer
May God's presence go with you into the Year 2021 in Jesus' name.

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Yours in Christ,

Mysses Lafunky

Monday, 28 December 2020

Is Jesus the Only Way to God?

Season's Greetings!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas celebration. We are coming to the end of the series on who Jesus is. Last week, we learned about how Jesus is our Saviour. Today, we are going to be learning about Jesus The Way. You may have heard various people talk about the ways to God but what does Jesus (God) actually say about this?

Jesus told the disciples that He was going away and that they knew the way that led to where He was going. However, Thomas was unsure as to where Jesus was going. Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?" Jesus responded by saying: "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me". Jesus asserted that He is the only path that must be taken to get to the Father (God).

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Merry Christmas!

 


Are you ready for Christmas? It's already Christmas in Australia. Thus, I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. May Christ fill your heart with joy and peace during this season in Jesus' name. Have a lovely Christmas!

Monday, 21 December 2020

Jesus My Saviour

Hello Readers & Followers,

It's another Monday. Season's greetings to you! We are continuing the series on who Jesus is. Last week, we discussed Jesus the Light of the world, you can click this link to read the previous post. Today, we are going to be learning about Jesus My Saviour.

Let us pray

Dear Lord, thank you for all the good things that you have done for me. Dear Lord, as I read your Word, please help me to understand your Word. Teach me your Word in Jesus' name. Help me to share your Word with others.

Why do you need a Saviour?

A long time ago, our first parents (Adam and Eve) disobeyed God, which made every one of their children to become sinners. However, God sent Jesus to save us from our sins and to restore our relationship with Him. God sent Jesus to be our Saviour.



Monday, 14 December 2020

Jesus the Light of the world

 


It's Christmas! What a lovely time to remind you about the most important person in the world, Jesus Christ. What do you associate with Christmas? Jesus Christ? Baby Jesus?  Christmas trees, decorations? Family? Time to give? Throughout this month of December, I will be sharing messages about who Jesus is. Today's focus is on Jesus, the Light of the world.

Monday, 7 December 2020

Embracing a Christ-centred life | Goodbye Self-centredness

Hello Readers & Followers,

How was your weekend? I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Once again, thank you for visiting Mysses Lafunky's blog. I'm glad you're here. This week's post is a continuation of my previous post. Please click here to read last week's post.

We were taught by the Holy Spirit that a self-centred life does not come from God as it is a life that focuses on one's own needs, interests, skills, gifts, and many more. Today's post will be encouraging us to embrace a Christ-centred life using some biblical principles which are centred on the Word of God. The Holy Spirit would also like us to undertake a spiritual detox of our lives. 

Monday, 30 November 2020

Are you living a self-centred or a Christ-centred life?

 Hello Readers & Followers,

Happy Monday! How are you doing? How was your weekend? This week's article is an opportunity for us to reflect on our lives. Are we living a self-centred or a Christ-centred life? 

Someone who is self-centred is mostly concerned with his or her own wants and needs, and hardly thinks about other people's needs. In Philippians 2:4, God said, "let each of you look out not only for his or her own interests but also for the interests of others." This suggests that a life that only thinks about one's own interests is a self-centred life which does not come from God. It's time for us to reflect on how our actions or our inaction could be deemed as self-centredness. Would you like to pause and reflect? 


A self-centred life becomes frustrated when things do not go their way, the individual tends to blame others for their actions. A self-centred person gives excuses as to why it is okay for them not to help others that are in need. 

A self-centred life hardly has empathy for others neither do they show concerns for others. It is always about their own wants, needs and achievements. They rationalise why God's way of doing things cannot be applied in some circumstances and how their own wisdom is better. Perhaps you can see a few self-centred traits in your life? Or something you had previously done? I have good news for you! God's desire is to help, support, strengthen and guide you in living a Christ-centred life. 


What does it mean to live a Christ-centred life? I will be discussing it next week Monday. Keep an eye on my blog. 

If you have been blessed by this post, please share it with your friends. 

Enjoy the rest of your week. See you again on Monday.

Mysses Lafunky.




Friday, 27 November 2020

God Gives Specific Instructions for Victory

 Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you doing? Feel free to share this post with others if you have been blessed by it.




Do you remember the account of David and King Jehoshaphat? One thing that was featured in the life of David is that he frequently sought the Lord's direction and counsel when he faced a trial and the Lord graciously gave him a clear and definite answer of how to pursue his enemies (You should study the book of 1 Samuel 23, 1 Samuel 30, 2 Samuel 2, 2 Samuel 5, and many more).
David and Jehoshaphat had to undertake different tasks to be granted victory. The Lord sent Jahaziel to Jehoshaphat to instruct him on how the battle will be won. Jehoshaphat followed the counsel by gathering people to praise God with loud voices and they matched out in front of the army.
The Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated (Read 2 Chronicles 20) while David had to literally pursue his enemies.
Finally, we need to keep seeking God's counsel and guidance. You do not need to copy God's specific counsel for other people. God gives us specific instructions for victory.

Enjoy your day!

Mysses Lafunky!




Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

15 Powerful lessons from the life of Esther

Hello Readers & Followers,

How is your new week going? I hope you were able to rest during the weekend.  Today, I will be sharing some of the lessons that I have learned from the life of Esther


1) Esther was also known as Hadassah (Esther 2:7). The name Esther means star. She epitomised a star.

2) Esther exemplified the greatest commandment of love, similar to our Lord Jesus Christ. In Esther's words, she said: "I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I die, I die." Esther 4:16 

3) Esther knew the power of fasting and prayer. She applied the spiritual principle of fasting and prayer by asking her people to fast before she visited the king's palace. The fasting showed her total dependence on God (Esther 4:16). 

4) Esther was patient in the place of fasting. She waited until the fasting had taken place before she went to the king (Esther 4:17). 

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Who was Jael? Lessons from the life of Jael

 Hello Readers  & Followers,

How is your week going? I would like to share some powerful lessons from the life of Jael in the bible. Jael's story can be found in the book of Judges 4

Who was Jael?

Jael was married to Heber, the Kenite. She was used by God to kill the commander of Jabin's army (Sisera). She killed a commander. Wow! This was a woman without a title, she was not famous neither was she known by everyone. However, she fulfilled God's purpose for her life. 





Let me explain a bit more about what was happening at the time. 

Children of Israel did things that the Lord saw as evil

It was recorded in Judges 4 that the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin, king of Canaan. The commander of the Canaanite army was Sisera.  Jabin, Sisera, and his leadership team were cruel to the children of Israel for twenty years. A whole twenty years! It must have been a horrible time for them. The children of Israel cried out to the Lord for help and the Lord had a plan to deliver them. 

Deborah and Barak

Deborah, the wife of Lapidoth, a  prophetess and a judge in Israel who God gave leadership abilities, was judging Israel at that time. Deborah spoke to Barak (the commander of the Israelite army) and told him that God wanted him to deploy troops to fight Sisera (the commander of the Canaanite army) and victory will be granted to the children of Israel. Was Barak keen to deploy troops to fight Sisera? No, he was hesitant to go to battle without Deborah, which showed a lack of trust in what the Lord had said or perhaps he was very anxious given that the Canaanites were powerful and cruel? Barak said something to Deborah.

Barak told Deborah that: "If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go! (Judges 4:8)" Deborah declared a prophetic word, she said to Barak that she will go with him but there will be no glory for Barak in the journey that he was taking, for the Lord will grant victory over Sisera into the hand of a woman. It is to be noted that the name of the woman was not mentioned when the declaration was made (Judges 4:9). 

The Battle

Barak gathered all his chariots, and Deborah went up with him to fight Sisera and his chariots. When Sisera noticed that they were losing, he fled for his life. He fled to Jael's tent.

Victory was granted 

Sisera ran to the tent of Jael, the Kenite, for there was peace between the Kenite and the Canaanite. Sisera must have concluded that he was going to be safe at Jael's tent. However, he got it wrong. God had a plan to kill him since he was an enemy of God's children.

Sisera told Jael that if any man comes and inquires about him, she should say he was not there. Jael concealed him with a blanket and offered him a jug of milk, a sign of hospitality. Sisera was tired and fell asleep. Jael made use of this opportunity, she took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to kill him, so Sisera died. 

Barak turned up at Jael's tent, asking for Sisera. Jael said to him: "Come, I will show you the man whom you're after, there lay Sisera, dead with the peg in his temple." (Judges 4:22).



Lessons from the life of Jael

1) Jael fulfilled purpose even though she did not have a title neither was she holding an office (a position of authority).

2) Jael acted on the opportunity that the Lord had given her even when it did not make sense. She did not overanalyse it, she did not overthink it. She acted even when she may have been afraid.

3) Jael used what she had in her hands to fulfil God's plan for her life.

4) Jael trusted the Lord and the prophetic declaration by Deborah came to pass. The Lord used her to grant victory over Sisera. 

5) Jael did not have followers neither was she popular before she fulfilled God's purpose. 

6) Jael played a role in God's kingdom work. Likewise, Deborah, the chariots, and Barack played a role in fulfilling God's work. We all have a role to play in God's work.

7) Never underestimate women. God can use women. 

Can you think of any other lessons from the life of Jael?

I hope you have been blessed by this post. If you have been blessed, please share this post with your friends. 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Mysses Lafunky.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Don't Be Afraid, God is with YOU

Dear Readers & Followers,

How are you doing? How was your weekend? I hope you had a lovely weekend. I would like to share a bible story with you. It was a real incident that happened a long time ago. This bible story can be found in the book of Numbers 21. Let me give you a quick overview of it.

It was recorded in the bible that God's people were afraid because poisonous snakes were biting some of them. However, it is to be noted that God did not leave His children alone, He did something about the poisonous snakes after Moses had prayed to God about it. God told Moses to make a metal snake and put it on top of a pole and people with snakebites could look at the metal snake, then God would heal them. Moses followed God's instructions and God healed them. This is a reminder for you to know that when you are afraid, God is with you, He will show you that He is with you. 


So, do not be afraid, God is with you. 

Finally, with everything that is going on in the world, I would like to encourage you as God's children to keep praying for God to offer us solutions to what is happening in the world. Just as Moses prayed and God taught him how to stop the poisonous snakes from biting some of His people, He is still able to give us solutions that would lead to the healing of our nation. 

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God said if my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. God said, "if my people". This means God is wanting His children to keep seeking His face on behalf of our nation. We need to continue to pray and we must never stop praying. In the place of prayer, the Lord will strengthen us and will heal our land. 

Have a lovely week!

Mysses Lafunky.




Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Courageous Peace of God

 Hello Readers & Followers,

It's a new month. How are you doing? Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything that is happening in the world? Are you fearful about the future? Or could it be the news that is making you fearful? Or could it be your health? Are you doubting whether God is in charge of the whole world?  Whatever your worries, I have good news for you. I believe God's Word will strengthen you. God said because you belong to Christ Jesus, He will bless you with the peace that no one can completely understand. How amazing is that? In fact, Jesus Christ said in John 14:27  (TPT):

" I leave the gift of peace with you - my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don't yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts - instead, be courageous!"


If you are still feeling anxious, Jesus Christ said that you should pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there, for He always tenderly cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 TPT). God knows that you and I will have situations that will lead us into worrying. He is expecting us to share our feelings with Him.



I would like to say a prayer for you. I pray the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Prayer

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give me peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with me (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

Have a lovely week!

Mysses Lafunky.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Praise and Worship as a Spiritual Weapon

Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you doing? How is your weekend going? I would like to share a spiritual exercise that I believe God would like Christians to engage in during this season. If the Lord asks you to undertake this spiritual exercise, please take time to engage in it. The spiritual exercise is for Christians to sing spiritual songs unto the Lord.

Are you aware of the Singing Revolution that occurred in 1987? The Singing Revolution is a commonly used name for events that led to the restoration of independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania from the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania rose up to fight their independence against the Soviet Union and they won without any violence or bloodshed. Are you wondering what they did? They gathered together and sang songs at different places as an act of protest and by 1991, each nation had gained its independence. How amazing! Can you see the power of singing?

The Singing Revolution is a reminder for us as Christians not to underestimate the power of singing spiritual songs unto the Lord during difficult times. Praise and Worship can be used as a spiritual weapon to fight against evil and to challenge oppression.


When you sing unto God, you make spiritual war, you build yourself up and others. Also, when you sing unto the Lord, you glorify God and you remain in joy.

We have a number of accounts in the Bible where singing led to victory. The destruction of Jericho was a result of singing and playing of instruments unto God. You can read more about it by reading Joshua 6:1-21. The Bible also talked about the account of Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25-26, it says:



Take time to join a singing challenge that may be taking place online.

Take time to sing spiritual songs unto the Lord. You can do this alone and as a group.

You can listen to Christian songs via Youtube, Spotify, etc.

You can sing psalms and hymns in your hearts unto the Lord (Colossians 3:16).

As the Lord granted Paul and Silas their own victory, we will experience our own victory in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely week!

Mysses Lafunky

Friday, 23 October 2020

Would You Change Anything About Year 2020?

 Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you today? How is your week going? A lot has happened in the year 2020 and a lot is still happening. There are probably things that you would like to change about this year or you were worried about this year or still worried about. I'd like you to know that God sees and hears everything; nothing is hidden from Him.


God said He will restore the years/times everything that you have lost and as His children, you will never be put to shame (Joel 2:25-27 Paraphrased). Do you know why this statement was made by God? Let me briefly explain it to you.
The children of Israel had sinned against God. They had committed atrocities that God was not pleased with. Prophet Joel (Joel 1:2) said what was happening at the time had never happened before. God then asked Prophet Joel to inform His children to undertake a spiritual exercise (to proclaim a fast) and for all the children of Israel to gather together including children and nursing babes for them to proclaim a fast and to render their hearts (a call to repentance) unto God (Joel 2:12-17). Blessings came after they repented and fasted, God restored their land, economy, and everything that they had lost (Joel 2:18-27). I would like you to know that God is going to restore everything. The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former, says the Lord. The Lord said He will bring peace (Haggai 2:9). So, I'd like you to continue with your year and take time out to ask the Lord for what He would like you to complete for Him before the end of 2020.

Have a lovely weekend!
Mysses Lafunky



Friday, 16 October 2020

THE FRUIT versus The GIFTS of the Holy Spirit. Are you Ignoring the Fruit or the Gifts?

 Hello Readers & Followers,

Thank God It's Friday. How are you doing today? Apologies for the delay in sharing this week's post with you. Today, I will be focusing on the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I'd like to ask you a question, do you feel that it's easier for you to exhibit your spiritual gifts than to walk in the fruit of the Spirit?

In case you are wondering what the gifts of the Holy Spirit are, please check 1 Corinthians 12 (Wisdom, knowledge to build up believers, gifts of healing, the power to do miracles, the ability to prophesy, the ability to speak different kinds of languages that are not known before, and many more) while the fruit of the Holy Spirit can be found in Galatians 5:22-23 (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self-Control).

From my observation, the gifts of the Holy Spirit tend to receive accolades and attention than the fruit of the Spirit which shouldn't be as both are important to God. Actually, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:20-23 that: "not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. On the last day, some will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, we spoke for you, we prophesied in your name, we forced out demons in your name, we did many miracles in your name and then I will say to them plainly, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!"

Sometimes some believers operate the gifts of God whilst gratifying the desires of the flesh that are not pleasing to God. Have you ever seen someone preached a powerful sermon, yet he is keeping malice with his wife? Have you ever seen a praying woman of God yet she is incredibly rude to others through her words or she easily gets angry? Have you ever seen someone that has God's anointing coupled with supernatural strength yet the person is committing sin? This is not God's desire for anyone. Let me remind you about Samson, we can learn a few things from his life. He committed a sin and remained in sin while being used by God. Little did Samson know that the devil was luring him to a place of no return. Samson eventually lost his strength and purpose in life as he did not walk in the fruit of the Spirit. 

You may be wondering why a Christian can operate in their spiritual gifts whilst living a sinful life or exhibiting non-Christlike Character. Permit me to say, God gives His gifts to whomever He wants and however He wants; He gives as He wishes (1 Corinthians 12:10-12). However, God's desire is for His children to be cleansed from unrighteousness so that you and I can be a vessel unto honour (2 timothy 2:14-26).

Living a fruitful life is the will of our heavenly Father for His children. Exhibiting the character of Christ shows a transformed life. Are you ready to keep doing the things that will please your heavenly Father? Are you going to choose to daily die to selfish desires and selfish will to obey Christ? 

Have a lovely weekend!

- Mysses Lafunky




Friday, 9 October 2020

Going Through Hardships and Questioning God?

Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you today? It's Friday! I am sure you are surprised that I am sharing a post with you today as today is not Monday. The Holy Spirit has a word for you, He said I should not allow the set up of posting an article every Monday to hinder the move of God. As a follower of God that finds pleasure in pleasing God, I decided to respond to His directive. Here is God's Word for you. 

Going Through Hardships and Questioning God?

All of us (Human beings) born to women (of a woman) have one thing in common - life struggles (Job 14:1 Paraphrased). As a matter of fact, the entire human race has this in common, we have experienced trials and are still experiencing trials, struggles, and hardships. Sometimes, we pray for God to get us out of the trial or we ask God if He is actually hearing our prayers. Let me reassure you, God is listening to you, and He'll see you through in Jesus' name. Keep trusting God even when you can't see the result as God always honours His promises.


Are there times that you do not know why certain things occur on earth? If I want to be honest with you, we have all thought and still think about some things that are happening in the world, to others or to us, we ask God questions such as Why God? Can you hear me? Can you hear my prayer requests? When am I going to see the physical manifestations? When is this going to happen for us? When am I going to conceive? When is she going to conceive? When are you going to heal this person? When are you going to restore the relationship? When are you going to heal the world? It is in these questioning times that we have to keep trusting God and His promises. Also, in 1 John 5:14 (AMPC), the bible says: "And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us."

Say this Prayer after me

Lord Jesus, I'll trust in You with all my heart and I will not lean on my own understanding. In everything, I will acknowledge you. Lord, although things that are happening do not seem very clear to me, I will place my trust in You as I believe that You'll make all things to work together for my good because I love You! Your grace is sufficient for me, and Your power is made perfect in my weakness.

In my hardships, Lord, help me to fix my eyes on You. I submit myself to You. Let Your power flow through me in Jesus' name.

Have a lovely weekend!

- Mysses Lafunky


Monday, 5 October 2020

How Can I Keep Studying My Bible?

Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you today? I hope you are well. How is your day going? What's the weather like where you are? It's rainy and cold here in central England. Also, today is National Teachers' Day and I would like to give thanks to the greatest teacher (the Holy Spirit) for always teaching me His Word. I celebrate those who dedicate their lives to the education of others. May God reward your service.

Back to today's post...

I normally receive a number of inquiries from Christians on how they can create time to study the Word of God due to everyday pressures that are hindering them. So, today's post is to encourage you to spend more time studying the Word of God.

Let me use a seed to explain how you could keep studying your bible. a) How does a seed grow? b) Does it grow instantly? c) Does it grow all at once? I believe when seeds are planted, they first grow roots and once these roots take hold, a small plant will begin to emerge. So, for a seed to grow, the following needs to happen:

Monday, 28 September 2020

God Knows About You | He Understands and Speaks Every Language

 Dear Readers & Followers,

How are you today? How was your weekend? I bless God for watching over you. Do you know that God loves you? He outrageously cares about you. Yes, You! God cares about You! He cares about your well-being and safety. He wants the best for you. As a matter of fact, God knows you better than you know yourself. God understands your language and He can speak your language. What's so interesting about God is that He knows every single language and speaks them all. He knows every single person as He created everyone. 



You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. Psalm 139:1-4 (NIV).  

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! Psalm 139: 5-6.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Completing God-given Tasks

Dear Readers & Followers,

It's another new week. How are you? How is your day going? Today's post will be focusing on steps to consider with regards to accomplishing the tasks the Lord has called you to do. Here are five steps for you to consider:

1) Persevere in your faithfulness to God and His call. Have faith even when things seem impossible. Trust God's faithfulness and strength to help you.

2) Be prepared for opposition from the enemy when you are accomplishing the Lord's work. Jesus was opposed by people including those that were close to Him during His earthly ministry, Paul was opposed, Nehemiah was opposed, Ezra was opposed when they were all fulfilling the Lord's work. Having this understanding will help you when you are feeling discouraged in the face of opposition.



3) Set yourself to pray, and fix your eyes on the Lord.

4) Be vigilant and watch so that the enemy does not block God's work through discouragement and false accusation.

5) Always ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom

Have you gained something new?

Have a lovely week!  See you again on Monday. 

- Mysses Lafunky 



Monday, 14 September 2020

Do it when Afraid I God will make a way

 Hello Readers & Followers,

It's a new week. How is your day going? Has God committed some tasks into your hands? Has God asked you to undertake some tasks? Sometimes when God asks us to complete a task, as humans we want to rationalise it, we want to ensure that it makes sense fully or we want to ensure that we have all the resources before we follow God's instructions. God is saying that you need to launch it, you need to keep going and do not be fearful, for I, the Lord, I am with you.

The bible says that: Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” - Zechariah 4:10.




Have a lovely week!

Mysses Lafunky

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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Christian Parents | Pray for Your Children

 Hello Readers & Followers

How is your weekend going? I hope you're having a lovely weekend. Today's write-up is for parents. I would like to encourage you to keep praying for your children as your prayers carry power and they are being heard by God. Pray what you would like to see in their lives into existence as your prayers are being stored in heaven and heard by God. Keep going! God will honour all His promises concerning your children in Jesus' name.



Finally, remember to:

1) Pray with/on and for your children. 

2) Pray immediately when God brings your child/ren to your mind.

3) Pray God's word into their lives.

4) Pray about your concerns and desires in their lives.

5) You can use a prayer book dedicated to praying for children to pray for your children.

Above all, ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for your child/ren. Sometimes you may struggle to pray, please take heart, the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is praying for you and praying for your children. The Spirit uses "groans that words cannot express" to present the needs of our children to God. How amazing! Thank you Holy Spirit for helping us to pray for our children.



Finally, encourage your children to pray for themselves. Teach them to know that praying to God is a vital part of life. We need God in everything and they need God also.

Top Tip: Do you fast and pray on behalf of your children? You should consider it.

Have a lovely weekend. Thank you for reading. 

- Mysses Lafunky


Monday, 7 September 2020

But as for You, be STRONG and do not GIVE UP

 Hello Readers & Followers,

How was your weekend? Hope you had a lovely weekend. I would like to encourage you with a bible verse in 2 Chronicles 15:7 which says "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." Please, do not become weary in doing good/ advancing the kingdom of God with your talents and gifts. God's strength is inside you and His power is upon you; the Lord will keep you strong and make you grow. 

Finally, avoid praising yourself when God's power is resting upon you and you are doing great wonders for God.  God wants you to humble yourself so that He can lift you up in due time (1 Peter 5:6).


Keep going!

Keep planting!

Stay strong!

The Lord will reward your work.


Have a lovely week!









Thursday, 3 September 2020

Book: A Child's Prayers Matter to God

Hello Readers & Followers,

Have you ordered my new book for your children? It is selling really fast on Amazon; we have sold a lot worldwide. Please grab your copy. It was recently the no 3 best-selling prayer book on Amazon.

Having taught Sunday School for over 15 years, I have noticed that a lot of children struggle to express themselves to God during prayers neither do they really know a lot about prayers. This book explains why children need to pray, what God would like them to know about prayers, a prayer guide themed to cover their everyday experiences including biblical affirmations, and an interactive prayer journal. It's an easy-to-read book for children and it's a book that will be part of your child's daily routine.

Recommended age is 5 years and above. However, children under 5 can use it with parental guidance.

Please click the link below to place your order:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Childs-Prayers-Matter-God-should/dp/B08GG2RNZX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=funke+ogunoiki&qid=1599133002&sr=8-1

You should be able to order the book from your local Amazon, i.e, Canada, Europe, Germany, France, Netherlands, Japan, UK, Spain. It is currently not available on Amazon USA. You can order directly from Amazon.co.uk or the Canadian Amazon website to your country.





Monday, 31 August 2020

Be an Influencer for Christ

Hello Readers & Followers,

Happy New Week! Hope you had a lovely weekend and hope it was a relaxing one. 

Today's topic is about being an influencer. When you hear the word 'influencer', what comes to your mind?  Brand influencers? Social media influencers? A famous person? Let me attempt to define what it means to be an influencer. Influencers are usually ordinary people like you and me, who have the power to persuade others to undertake a task based on their credibility or popularity or expertise, or their knowledge/wisdom. 

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

How Christians are to handle offences

Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you doing? How is your week going? What's the weather like where you are? It's very windy here today. 

This week's post is about how we (Christians) are to manage offences. It is important that we do not allow secular perspectives to set the guidelines for our daily consecrated life. We are not to live our Christian lives using humanistic common sense. The Bible says in Mark 7:13 that 'because of your traditions, you have destroyed the authority of God's word and you do many other things like that." Have you destroyed the authority of God's word in your life with the way you manage offences?


Jesus Christ said in His word in Luke 17:1 that 'offences will certainly come but woe (judgment is coming) to the one they come through.' Since offences will certainly come, it is important that we manage them using the Word of God because if we do not manage offences in line with God's word, they could lead to the following:

  • Uncontrolled anger (The Bible says that the anger of humans does not produce the righteousness of God- James 1:20). Uncontrolled anger could lead to bitterness, brawling, and slander. God's Word says we should put away bitterness, anger, and slander - Ephesians 4:31.

  • Disharmony (The Bible says that blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God - Matthew 5:9. The Word of God also says in Psalm133:1 that how good and pleasant it is when believers dwell in unity, which means when we do not dwell in unity, we will not be pleasing God).

  • Recording/repeating record of wrongs (The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:5 that love does not keep a record of wrongs. God also says that in the multitude of words, sin is not lacking - Proverbs 10:19).


  How are you to handle offences as a Christian?

Step one: Recognise and understand the spirit behind the offence. The devil's plan is to sow discord. Therefore, do not waste your time fighting the wrong person. The main enemy is the devil, he wants you to be angry, he wants to cause you pain, he wants to steal your joy and peace. When you recognise this, you won't waste your energy grumbling or fighting anyone.

Step two: Attack the issue by praying always. Fire intercessory prayers and bind the spirit behind the issue. Pray constantly by using the authority that you have in Christ to bind the plans of the enemy (Matthew 18:18).



Monday, 17 August 2020

God Works Through His Children

Hello Readers & Followers,

How was your weekend? Hope you had a lovely weekend. 

Recently, my husband had asked my daughter not to sit on the table so that she will not injure herself unexpectedly. Also, this particular table is not for sitting on. As my daughter was about to respond to my husband’s instruction, the water on the table spilt everywhere. Neither my husband nor I or my daughter realised that there was a cup of water on the table. When my husband had the prompting to suddenly ask her to come off the table; this was God at work in my husband. 

Are you familiar with the story of the widow at Zarephath in 1 Kings 17:1-24? Let me explain the story quickly to you.

So, there was a great drought in the land of Israel where Elijah had declared that there was going to be no rain due to the sins that were committed by King Ahab and his wife (Jezebel). If you want to know more about the sins, please check out 1 Kings 16:29-34.

The absence of rain-affected their food production, which led to a lack of food and water in the country. Since Prophet Elijah was also living in the country, he was also without food and drink. However, God made provision for him by sending ravens to bring him food. 

God directed Elijah by describing the place where he needed to be to meet the ravens for food and drink. However, after this, the land continued to dry up and there was still no food in the land. 

Monday, 10 August 2020

The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding

 Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you today? Thank you for reading our Godly-inspired posts when we relaunched last week. Within the last seven days, we have had at least 1000 views of our articles. I am pleased to know that God is ministering to you through His platform. So back to this week's post...

Do you know that God's Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom and understanding? Do you know that it is God's desire for you to be wise? God wants you to be full of wisdom as His wisdom will shape your views about who you are, your views about others and the world. 

Discovering God's wisdom is life-changing. That's right, it is life-changing; the wisdom of God has a strong effect in changing everything about you.  

In the bible, James 3:13-18 says that if you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from God. So, God's wisdom helps us to live an honourable life. James further mentioned that God's wisdom helps you to live a pure life that is not jealous, bitter, selfish, boastful, and full of lies. Don't you want this wisdom? 


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1) You have to ask God for His wisdom which He gives generously to those who ask Him.

2) You have to keep seeking after God by consistently spending time with Him. "You become wiser when you consistently fellowship with God and correctly apply His Word into your life" (Mysses Lafunky). 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

What does it mean when the Word of God says 'Pray that Your Flight will not be in Winter or on the Sabbath'?

Hello Readers & Followers,

The title of this post is a question that some Christians need clarity with. In Matthew 24:20, the Bible says that we should "Pray that our flight will not take place in winter or on the sabbath."

The context of Matthew 24:20 was in relation to the Parable that Jesus taught the disciples on the Mount of Olives. The Parable is called: "The signs of the End times.

- Jesus Christ sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple when Peter, John, James and Andrew asked him some questions privately. They asked Jesus about the signs of the End times (Matthew 24:1-35, Mark 13:1-29 and Luke 21:1-33).

- Jesus Christ explained that there will be troubles in the world, earthquakes in various places, famines, tribulations, siblings will betray one another and a  father will betray his child, nations will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Monday, 3 August 2020

God is looking at Your Heart. Is it Pure? Is it bitter? Is it Righteous? Is it Corrupt?

Hello Readers & Followers,

Do you know that God can see the state of your heart? He can see what nobody else can see. He knows your thoughts even before your actions. We sometimes think that we know people based on their actions. Permit me to say that sometimes the actions do not match what an individual is thinking in their mind. The Word of God says in 1 Samuel 16:7 that, God does not look at the outward appearances like the way we humans do but He looks at the heart (Paraphrased).  God's Word also says that "A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart (Proverbs 21:2 NIV version). 

Our heart is so important that God said that we need to guard our hearts diligently because our thoughts control our lives (Proverbs 4:23). God also said that we need to take captive of every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). 

As Christians, God uses our everyday living to show us the state of our hearts. Sometimes, God uses our relationship with people, families, colleagues, church members, our children, Christian music, Word of God, a sermon, an article, a painting, and many more to show us the state of our hearts.




Do you know the state of your heart?

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Please, say this prayer after me:

"Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting."
                                                            (Psalm 139:23-24 NIV version).


The above Psalm 139:23-24 can be used to pray to God regularly.

The charge for this week is for you to ask God to search your heart. Are you going to subject your thoughts to the obedience of God's Word?

Have a lovely week!

See you next week Monday. 

Mysses Lafunky


Your Prayers are stored in Heaven

Hello Readers & Followers,

How are you doing today? Mysses Lafunky's Blogspot is back!  My sincere apologies for the long silence. Nevertheless, you have not been ignored as we have responded to all the inquiries received via our email. 

So back to this week's post.

Did you know that when you pray to God as a Christian, your prayers are being stored up in heaven? This is when you pray prayers that are not empty words (Matthew 6:7), prayers that are in line with the Word of God, prayers that are not quoted out of the context of the Word of God, and prayers that are spirit-filled. With regards to your prayers being stored up in heaven, the Bible says in Revelation 5:8 "After the Lamb took the scroll, the four living beings and the 24 elders bowed down before the Lamb. Each one of them had a harp. Also, they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s holy people."How amazing is it for you to know that your prayers are being stored in heaven? So, every time that you pray to God, you are not wasting your time, your prayers are going to heaven like incense which God is storing up in heaven.
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The Psalmist says in Psalm 141:2 that: "May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice."

The charge for this week is to never give up praying as your prayers are being heard by God and stored up in heaven.  

Have a lovely week.

Mysses Lafunky