LOVIN SOME AFRICAN PRAISE

LOVIN SOME AFRICAN PRAISE

Psalm 150 – The Message Bible

Hallelujah!
Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!
Hallelujah!

 

JEHOVAH YOU ARE THE MOST HIGH – AFRICARIBBMEDELY – DR. KOFI THOMPSON

 

ONLY YOU JESUS – BY ADA

 

AFRICAN CHILDREN DANCE, “I WILL DANCE”

 

Psalm 150 – The Message Bible

Hallelujah!
Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!
Hallelujah!

 

Copyright © 2017 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Video “JEHOVAH YOU ARE THE MOST HIGH” by Africaribbmedley & Dr. Kofi Thompson courtesy of Kofi Thompson TV – http://www.youtube.com

Video “ONLY YOU JESUS” by Ada courtesy of Ada Ehi – http://www.youtube.com

Video “AFRICAN CHILDREN DANCE – I WILL DANCE” courtesy of Udoezi Cynthia– http://www.youtube.com

 

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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS

FOR THE 2015 SCHOOL YEAR

 

TO THE STUDENTS

STUDENTS, MAXIMIZE YOUR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

STUDENTS – MAXIMIZE YOUR EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

 

BE ENCOURAGED TO:

Study your work every day

Treat your teachers, administrators, custodial staff and fellow students with respect

Understand and keep foremost in your minds that main reason you are at school is to learn

Do not hang out with anyone who will pull you away from what you know is right and hinder your success

Encourage your peers to do well and behave well

Never be afraid to ask questions

Take advantage of available extra classes and get involved in at least one extra-curricular activity

Set personal goals, aim high and stay focused

 

 

TO THE TEACHERS

TEACHERS WE APPRECIATE YOU!

 TEACHERS – KNOW FROM THE START THAT WE APPRECIATE YOU!

 

BE ENCOURAGED TO:

Teach with precision, purpose and passion

Encourage your students to maximize their abilities and soar

Acknowledge and praise all progress no matter how big or small

Choose to be the change you want to see – your actions will speak louder than any words you may say

Handle “problem students” with firmness, compassion, and care; remember there’s a story behind every story

Ensure you know your limits and take mini breaks to de-stress if you feel tempted to explode

Remember you have a strong, potentially life-altering influence on your students so use it well

Support each other when the going gets tough

 

 

TO THE STUDENTS & THE TEACHERS

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!”

(Proverbs 3:5-7 – The Message Bible)

HAVE A PRODUCTIVE, ENJOYABLE, ENRICHING, SUCCESSFUL 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!

Blessings to all!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2015 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR 2015-2016

A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR STUDENTS & TEACHERS FOR 2015-2016

FATHER WE PLACE OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS BEFORE YOU

FATHER WE NEED YOU!

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity of another school year, a new beginning, a clean page, a fresh start.

Give our students and teachers a mind to work hard and the will, courage and grace to do well as they aim for excellence. Help them to make the most of each opportunity presented, and to put their best foot forward no matter the circumstance.

When things get difficult, grant them a spirit of perseverance to push through and not give up. May their faith not fail in times of trial, but indeed grow stronger. May they know that You are their God, their very present help in times of trouble even in the academic arena.

Cover our students and teachers in the precious blood of Jesus. Bless, keep and protect them. Shield them from all harm and danger and let your warring angels encamp around them and guard them in all of their ways.

Grant them discernment to see, and strategies to foil the plans of the enemy and to avoid every trap set by him. Help them not to be deceived by any doctrine, philosophy, or trend that tries to exalt itself above the Truth of Your Word; even if exposed to their minds, may it not enter their hearts. Let the Truth of Your Word always reign in their innermost being.

Help our students and teachers to work in an atmosphere of unity and cooperation. Should disagreement or conflict arise, empower peacemakers and ministers of reconciliation to move speedily and wisely to restore peace, harmony and order. May there be no room for violence or abuse on any level.

Strengthen and comfort those students and teachers who are coming from homes or personal situations filled with strife and trauma. Strengthen and comfort those who are secretly hurting and broken within, but still have to show up, focus, and do their duties.

Touch these students and teachers like only You can. By your grace, enable them to work well in spite of their situations. Intervene on their behalf. Minister to their needs seen and unseen. Let them know Your love and presence in a special way.

Father, remind each student and teacher of their responsibility to represent You well as Ambassadors of Your Kingdom. Let Your power and anointing rest upon them making them distinct and different, demonstrating godly character and principles.

Remind them that they are salt and light on their school campuses with an assignment to advance your Kingdom and influence those in their environment for Your honor and glory. May lives be changed, hearts transformed and your plans and purposes established as they obey Your will.

Father, thank You for all that You did during the past school years, known and unknown, and thank You in advance for what You will do in this 2015-2016 school year. We ask and pray these things in no other name but the mighty Name of Jesus, amen.

 

“WE NEED YOU LORD” – JONATHAN BUTLER

 

Copyright © 2015 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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“WE NEED YOU LORD” by Jonathan Butler courtesy of Mark Prigoff – http://www.youtube.com

YOUNG MEN NEED TO READ THIS

YOUNG MEN NEED TO READ THIS 

 

STOP AND THINK BEFORE GETTING INVOLVED IN CRIME

YOUNG MAN – STOP AND THINK BEFORE GETTING INVOLVED IN CRIME!

 

“If young toughs tell you, “Come and join us”—turn your back on them!

“We’ll hide and rob and kill,” they say.

“Good or bad, we’ll treat them all alike.

And the loot we’ll get! All kinds of stuff!

Come on, throw in your lot with us; we’ll split with you in equal shares.”

 

Don’t do it, son! Stay far from men like that, 

for crime is their way of life, and murder is their specialty.

When a bird sees a trap being set, it stays away,

but not these men; they trap themselves!

They lay a booby trap for their own lives.

 Such is the fate of all who live by violence and murder.

They will die a violent death.

 

(Proverbs 1:10-19 -The Living Bible)

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TEACHERS

BACK TO SCHOOL ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TEACHERS

TEACHERS - HAVE A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

TEACHERS – HAVE A SAFE & SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

 

Teach well

Expect good results

Always walk in love

Cast all your cares upon the Lord

Have sanity breaks

Elevate mindsets, attitudes, and self-esteem

Remember each child is a gift from God

Set the example you want to see

 

You are needed.

You are appreciated.

You are a powerful influence.

 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!”

(Proverbs 3:5-6 – The Message Bible)

 

Walk worthy of your calling and have a safe and successful year!

 

Kim

 

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A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN – 2013

A BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN – 2013

 

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN AS THEY RETURN TO SCHOOL

 

I originally posted this prayer/declaration on August 14th, 2010 and re-posted it in 2011 and 2012.

Having made some slight changes, I feel the need to re-post it again this year as a prayer for our children as they return to school.

Be encouraged to not just read the prayer, but to join your faith with other Believers and pray it, not only for your own children if you have children, but for every child the Lord lays upon your heart no matter where they are in the world.

Shalom!

Kim

A Prayer/Declaration as our children, our precious heritage of the Lord return to school:-

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that every assignment of the enemy over our children’s lives is cancelled and that no weapon formed against them shall prosper.

We cover them in the blood of Jesus from the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet and request warring angels of the Lord to encamp around them and to protect them from all harm and danger.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we cast down every high thing that would try to exalt itself against the knowledge of God that our children possess.

We declare that the Word of God is hidden in their hearts and that it is a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path, continuously guiding their decisions and ordering their steps wherever they go and whatever they face.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children have a mind to work and that the spirit of excellence rests upon them, influencing their academic performance and behavior.

We declare that they submit to the rules and regulations of their schools and obey the instruction of those in authority over them as long as our children do not violate the Word.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that our children are highly favored of God and that this divine favor positively affects their relations with their school administrators, teachers and fellow students.

We declare that our children establish friendships with children who positively influence their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, and encourage and support their academic, social and spiritual development.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we declare that the Spirit of the living God rests upon our children, making them distinct and different in a positive way.

We declare that by the anointing of God, our children demonstrate godly character and principles—that they are salt and light on their school campuses and that God’s plans and purposes are advanced in and through them.

In our authority as the Body of Christ, we declare these things in accordance with the principles of the Word of God and by faith believe and agree that these things are so to the honor and glory of God in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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Related Posts:

https://unwalled.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/a-prayer-for-the-protection-of-our-school-children/

https://unwalled.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/schools-opening-get-motivated/

 

 

SCHOOL’S OPENING! – GET MOTIVATED!

SCHOOL’S OPENING! – GET MOTIVATED!

 

SCHOOL'S OPENING - GET MOTIVATED

SCHOOL’S OPENING – GET MOTIVATED!

 

Hi students!

In countries all over the world it’s back to school time!

Here’s some motivation to help you have a successful school year.

 

S

Study and work hard

C

Choose friends wisely

H

Have a positive attitude

O

Obey the rules

O

Open your mind to learn

L

Lean on the Lord for help

 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!”

(Proverbs 3:5-7 – The Message Bible)

 

“Don’t panic. I’m with you.
    There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.
I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you.
    I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”

(Isaiah 41:10 – The Message Bible)

 

Listen and get motivated with Donnie McClurkin’s song “Yes You Can”

 

 

“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

(Philippians 4: 13 – Amplified Bible)

 

Remember that your education is a God-given opportunity to help you expand your knowledge, grow as a person and develop your gifts, talents and abilities.

It is an important part of being equipped for success in life.

Embrace it! – Don’t waste it!

 

God bless you!

Kim

 

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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Video “Yes You Can” – by Donnie McClurkin courtesy of Mackenzie Norton  http://www.youtube.com

A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO MY MUM – JUDITH PAMELA THOMPSON

A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO MY MUM

JUDITH PAMELA THOMPSON

 

MY MUM

MY MUM

 

I originally wrote this acronym poem using the letters of my mum’s name as a tribute to her on Mother’s Day of 2002.

I decided to post it as a Mother’s Day tribute to her this year because although written eleven years ago, the words are more true than ever .

Enjoy!

Kim

 

Jesus is in her heart

Uprightness is her goal

Dedicated to her family and church

Interested in gardening, magazines and Shera her dog

Tidy, she and dirt are no friends

Healthy, slim and strong

 

Proud of her heritage

Admirable career accomplishments

Makes a joyful noise unto the Lord

Exemplary lifestyle

Laughs a lot, especially at silliness

Always believes in prayer

 

Teacher, never mind her retirement

Helpful, always lending a hand

Outstanding cook, hhhm, hhhm, good

Mindful of the needs of others

PLP, all the way!

Survivor, still standing after many trials

Orderly, she likes everything in place

Noteworthy mother, and grandmother.

 

 “A MOTHER’S LOVE” –  JIM BRICKMAN

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MUM!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS!

Love,

Kim

 

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you”

(Philippians 1:3 – KJV)

 

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

“A Tribute to My Mum” Copyright © 2002 by Kim Sweeting, All rights reserved.

Photo Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Video “A Mother’s Love” by Jim Brickman courtesy of blademan921 – http://www.youtube.com

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

"NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD"

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD”

 

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard in my spirit is “Nothing is impossible with God”.

Then I heard it again, “Nothing is impossible with God”.

My mind then went on some of the things that I want to see manifested in my life and the lives of others, and I heard it again, “Nothing is impossible with God”.

Next, an old chorus written by Eugene L. Clarke in 1966 that we used to sing many, many years ago at my former place of worship came to mind.

The words are as follows:-

“Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God;

Nothing is impossible when you’re trusting in His Word.


Hearken to the voice of God to thee;
”Is there anything too hard to Me?”

Then put your trust in God alone and rest upon His Word;


For ev’rything, O, ev’rything, yes ev’rything is possible with God.”

“Nothing is impossible with God”.

So what does impossible mean?

According to Dictionary.Com, impossible has the following meanings:-

Impossible

1.  “Not able to occur, exist, or be done”

2. “Very difficult to deal with”

(www.dictionary.com)

“Nothing is impossible with God”

Nothing is “not able to occur, exist or be done” with God.

Nothing is “very difficult to deal with” with God.

SELAH!

Are you facing an impossible situation today?

Your marriage is “on the rocks”, you hurt deeply and are at a total lost as to how to make it better .

Your child is in a season of waywardness and rebellion and no matter how much you try to help them “see the light”, no change for the better  is evident.

Your finances are so messed up you don’t even know how to start to tunnel out of the dark cave of debt.

Your career was finally “taking off” now talks of downsizing and closure ring in the atmosphere.

Your doctor just gave a bad report with a terrible prognosis.

Whatever your situation, it may be impossible to you, but it is not impossible to God.

“Nothing is impossible with God”

In Matthew 19:26 in response to a situation deemed not possible by his disciples, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

“Nothing is impossible with God”

When faced with “impossible” situations, it is critical that we trust in the fact that God is good, He loves us, and He is well able to execute His will in any situation……He is God!

Seek His wisdom, repent of any exposed sin, follow His instructions to you, align your life with His Word, praise and worship Him in spite of your circumstance, thank Him in advance for working things out in a way that He knows is best for you, and rely upon His grace to make bring you through.

“Nothing is impossible with God”

Below are three music videos based on the fact that nothing is impossible with God.

Think for a moment about your “impossible” situation then listen to the words of each of them and let your faith in the mighty, loving, faithful, wise God you serve arise.

“Nothing is impossible with God”

 

 

 

 

“Nothing is impossible with God”

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Image “Making it Possible” by Jeroen van Oostrom  of  www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Video “Nothing is Impossible With God” by Benny Hinn Crusade Choir courtesy of celiobatti – http://www.youtube.com

Video “All Things Are Possible” by Hillsong courtesy of victor4000 – http://www.youtube.com

Video “Ah Lord God” by Kay Chance & Christ for the Nations courtesy of roncobb1– http://www.youtube.com

A PRAYER FOR MY CHILDREN

A PRAYER FOR MY CHILDREN

"A PRAYER FOR MY CHILDREN"

“A PRAYER FOR MY CHILDREN”

 

Father in the Name of Jesus I lift up my children to you today and pray that:-

They grow in their personal relationship with You and treat it as the most precious thing they have on this earth.

They remember to read, study, meditate on and obey your Word, all the days of their lives.

They never neglect prayer, praise, time in your presence or assembling for worship with other Believers.

They honor their father and me so that it may go well with them and they may enjoy long life on the earth.

They take care of their bodies as the temple of Your Holy Spirit, do all they can to keep healthy, fit and strong and  abstain from sexual immorality.

They have the mind of Christ and exercise good judgment in every situation.

They be the unique individuals that You created them to be and not be ensnared by the bondage of comparing themselves to others.

They find and fulfill Your divine purpose for their lives no matter what it requires of them.

They discover and use all their gifts, talents and abilities to Your honor and glory and the advancement of Your Kingdom.

They always seek to do their best in every situation and be contented with the results, knowing that they did their best.

Their desire to try will always be stronger than their fear of failure; for You have not given them a spirit of fear and they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.

They work with diligence and excellence and successfully excel in their chosen careers.

They do well financially and govern their money as according to Your Kingdom financial principles, faithfully giving to You, taking care of their families, contributing to Your work, helping others in need and making wise purchases and investments.

They walk in Your divine favor.

They walk in wisdom beyond their years.

They come to know the gift of true friendship.

They joyfully embrace each stage of their lives.

They seek to honor You wherever they are, whoever they are with and in whatever they do.

They abide under Your divine protection.

They choose God-fearing, compatible spouses who love them and seek their best interests should marriage be a part of their future.

They faithfully pass Your Truth and the principles and values of Your Kingdom on to the next generation.

They always know that no matter what they face in life, You are always there for them, You will always love them, and  You will never fail them.

Father I thank you in advance for the manifestation in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

(I John 5:14, 15 – NIV, 1984)

 

“Never stop Praying”

(I Thessalonians 5:17 – NLT)

 

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