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MY RISE AND FALL BUSINESS

 I guess as an individual, I tend to selective about what I share on social media, especially personal information. Its bad especially when its something I know could help other people.

   “Our struggles are the hardest to share because they seem to make us less than we are projected to be”

 I got converted about April-May 2014 and my sanctification process started almost immediately. I stopped listening to secular music, stopped my habit of gossip. It was as though everything was in line for my twin sister and I but then I finished the program I was running in school and went back home, went back to where I was coming from, back to my pleasurable sins. Being raised in my kind of family allowed for certain liberties like 

1)Church service on Sunday are not compulsory

2) If Church service on  Sunday are not compulsory, so who is talking about weekdays

      These liberties were not an excuse for my back sliding but I could use them to my advantage. Already I was back to my habit of erotic thoughts and love stories. As a child I grew up reading very strong romance books, erotica was nothing new and that was like a basic foundation of thoughts for my mind. I could create stories and insert all the appropriate scenes, the erotic ones. Going home gave my mind the idleness it needed to just go back. I was sinking in deeper and deeper until admission came up and my sister and I had to go back to school. We were both hoping for the same department and only one got it, so the time we spent praying and praising and fasting helped to get me back on track. We went back to school and started evangelising which also helped.  

  Subsequently on one of my holidays at home, GOD helped me to go into thoughts fasting ( I would only think of GOD’S Word and ignore any other stories in my head). That’s helped to keep my mind under control. Then every time some thoughts would come to my mind, the pain of going back to GOD to apologise helped me not to even permit it.Sometimes I would still fall ( I have an imaginative mind) and maybe because I tend to lean towards romance, erotic thoughts found their way in. It seemed like the more I was able to resist, the stronger I felt, the greater my resolve the next time.

   Then one way or the other, Romans 7 and 8 popped up. When Apostle Paul talked about his struggles

KJV Romans  7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 
AMP:For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [which my moral instinct condemns].
 I could relate with him and then he despaired in the second to the last verse of that chapter. Some people have despaired like that. He said,and I quote

Romans  7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
    Before despair, remember hope. The first verse of Romans 8 was a constant comfort for me in many ways. I had to keep reminding myself that I was not in condemnation, that GOD loved me even though HE did not like sin or the fact I was in it. It helped me to want to try, not to give up. That verse actually says 

Romans  8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  We have power over sin, we have it in Christ Jesus. We have power over our addictions and secret sins if only we yield to GOD.

  Then I would watch Christian Channels and Men of GOD. Joseph Prince was a favourite. The power in Grace is to help us live above sin, like it fuels our self control. 

   Eventually the prayer was heard but not answered the way I wanted it.My sister and I are in two different departments and I don’t regret that. I guess it got to a stage where I associated going home with backsliding and sin. I could be fervent in school but home was a different story entirely.

 Don’t get me wrong, my parents were not encouraging bad vices like smoking, drinking, clubbing, etc.There was no motivation from any external force to continue except my sister and brother. 

 Recently I travelled home with my twin sister and instead of backsliding, the devil introduced a disconnect. Like I could pray and hear from GOD but I was not feeling spiritual, like that Spirit-filled feeling that you might feel sometimes, I was not feeling it at all. A friend, Kelvin Nwanze shared how knowing GOD’S Presence was more important than feeling it. We ( My twin and I) made a video on it and then Orangewriter shared how she felt on her blog (Bible Diary) and I commented because I was going through it. 

The devil constantly attacks our mind subtly by either trying to reduce our self esteem or introducing doubts and second thoughts. 

  “As long as you are right with GOD and you are having the disconnect, you need to be assertive about what you believe”

    GOD was so kind that HE gave me the power to pray even at nights, something that was rare for me. It also helped that I could be open to my sister. Find someone to be accountable to, if there is no one who seems trustworthy, get a diary or speak to GOD, it helps.

  “When feelings fail, go back to the Word of GOD. It is a manual for any kind of mood swing known to man”

  I was chatting with my friend, Jeremiah Otitigbe and I told him to sharpen his spirit man. 

 “Tune your spirit into GOD and allow it to have power over your emotions”

    As much I might want to say I am a work in progress, am not where I used to be, neither do I want you to be. If in any way, you have been a victim of this, I want you to know that GOD has made the provision for you to overcome your addictions and sins.
PRAYER FOR YOU : LORD JESUS, I surrender to you and ask for YOUR strength to overcome all my addictions. Give me strength in JESUS Name. Amen

MY PRAYER FOR YOU: LORD keep YOUR child in all temptations and strengthen this person in JESUS Name.  Amen

I f you are not born again, it is important you do so, so that you can enjoy the Grace of GOD. So that you can have the boldness to approach GOD. Please say this prayer out loud (Even if you are a Muslim or your parents are in idol worship, don’t be afraid because JESUS died for you too and HE loves you)

PRAYER FOR SALVATION: LORD JESUS, I surrender my life to YOU. I confess and choose to forsake my sins. Let YOUR sacrifice speak life and light to me. Remould me and help me that when I will not be missing in the Kingdom of heaven in JESUS Name. Amen

MY PRAYER FOR YOU: LORD, guide and direct your child. Keep this person as the apple of YOUR eyes in JESUS Name. Amen

   Thank you for patiently reading or skimming ( Whichever method ). I f you have any prayer requests or questions or anything you need counseling on, please you can send it to my mail @gozietorty@gmail.com or directly message me on instagram @ruthtorty or on Facebook @Ruth Torty. 

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  JESUS LOVES YOU AND THANK YOU.

  

THE GODLY WOMAN

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 I asked my good friend, Odita Faustina to write on this topic, believe me when she sent in her article through whatsapp, I was shocked!!!! 

  I don’t know what you probably need from GOD but believe me there are raw truths in this article. I pray GOD give you a deeper understanding of HIS Word.

The Godly Woman Within 
     A godly woman is someone of whom this world is not worthy of, and God is not ashamed to be called her God. 

     A common case study is the proverb 31 woman; 

  * What is so special about her?

  * How was she able to hold her family together and hold on to her calling?

  * How easy was it?

The answers to these questions leads to the  5 characteristics of a Godly Woman. 

1. She puts God first and serves him in all totality. 

    Galatians  1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

    Women like Sarah, Deborah, Elizabeth, Ruth to mention a few, all chose to love God  and put HIM first in every sphere of their lives. They thought of him first and served him with all their heart, thus they received the wisdom to be able to handle their families and their callings.

2. She is Unique, clothed with Humility.

     Proverbs  31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

    She knows what to do at certain time

    She know how to organize her home(physically and spiritually ) 

    She is mild, meek and humble but she is as wise as a serpent. 

    She never looks down on people but she encourages and supports them no matter what. 

3. She understands and accept God’s plan and purpose about her family and her life. 

    She always trusts GOD too much to give up believing that whenever she asks for anything from HIM, HE answers her.

     It could be either wait because HE loves her or HE gives her what she wants.  But the interesting thing is that she understands HIS answers always .

4. She speaks with Godly Wisdom, boldness and kindness. (proverb 31vs 20)

     She has been gifted with the tongue of learned; Isaiah  50:4  The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

5. Shows true beauty(proverb 31:30)

    She doesn’t seek to improve her outward appearance alone but is also meticulous about her inward appearance because she loves and fear God.. 

    1 Samuel  16:7  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

    These 5 characteristics are just like the right ingredients use to prepare a perfect dish presented well on a beautiful plate (vessel). 

     Before you get that perfect dish it must have pass through a lot of cutting, dicing, heating etc. Its the same for us to go through the right training from when we were GIRLS to LADIES (where we choose  what we really want to either follow the Godly Way or the Broad Way) to where we become GODLY WOMEN.

#standout

#Be Challenged

#Be different 

#Be a proverb 31 woman.

     Wow. We can not give what we do not have. No matter your past or your circumstances, you can still be a GODLY Woman. Being good is not enough, GOD is the best.

PRAYER: LORD JESUS, Please come into my life as I surrender it to you. I surrender my heartbreaks, my insecurities, my fears, my needs, I surrender everything to YOU. I ask that you come in and remold me as the potter remolds clay, that YOU teach me to follow YOUR steps and YOU break my addictions.

 1 Peter  2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

MY PRAYER FOR YOU. As you are now in GOD’S Hands, may HE keep you there.

  Don’t know if anyone has told you this, but you are beautiful with that flat nose, those big lips because your creator made you uniquely and He made a man to love all those parts of you. 

   Love yourself, sister!!!! 
    If you have any questions or contributions to this topic, please email me  @gozietorty@gmail.com or directly message me on Facebook @Ruth Torty or instagram @ruthtorty. You could still comment in the comment section below.
  JESUS LOVES YOU!!!

DISCONNECT


I probably should have posted this days ago but like many things, my mind continued to give me reasons why I should not bother as least not immediately.

    There are two categories of friends, the ‘conversation always flows regardless of when you called me last’ and the ‘its been a while, what do we say ?‘ type. Personally, I tend to enjoy the first category of friends because I might not be good at consistent friendship (I know its awful and I should change) but the truth is the second category of friends are probably good friends too.

 Recently I have feeling this huge disconnect with GOD, its not backsliding, just a struggle to feel HIM. I probably know HE is there but maybe a part of me wants to feel that.It all started probably during my exams when my phone was often off and sometimes I would not read my bible or really pray. Or maybe it was when I stopped going for our corporate prayers or somewhere along that timeline.

 He knows you are in the disconnect mode and HE wants you to press that dial button.

Zechariah  1:3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.

The more you linger in that disconnect zone, the more those hidden sins find their way into your mind. You can still pray and read the Bible but there is that feeling of GOD’S Presence that seems missing. 

Sometimes we might need to diagnose the reason behind the disconnect and other times we need to stay at HIS Feet. I love GOD and there are times that I ache for HIM to know HE is my all in all. 

Its time to get out from the Veil that separates us from the GOD’S Presence that enter into the Most Holy Place. Its time to leave the disconnect zone where we make excuses for not leaving, its time to step out and make the devil weep because he needs to know he has been judged.

1 John  4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
 Whatever it is the devil is using to hold you down, maybe its those erotic thoughts or masturbation or seemingly incurable habits anything at all, GOD is above it and beyond it. Don’t procastinate, come back to Abba, come back to GOD.

PRAYER: LORD, I surrender myself to you again, as a bride I come and I choose to leave my sins and shame at the cross. I declare myself new, pure and Holy in JESUS NAME. According to Galatians  2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I receive grace to continue and I decree that I am a beneficiary of eternal life with JESUS CHRIST in JESUS name. Amen

If you do not know JESUS or you have not accepted HIS LORDSHIP over your life, the good news is that you can do that now. JESUS CHRIST is the Son of GOD who is the Creator of all things and HE came to suffer and died for us. HE came to suffer for the sins we have committed and so that we would have eternal life if we believe in HIM. The Grace HE gives is not a license for you to continue in sin but for every reason the devil gives for you to continue in that depression, JESUS gives you the strength to say no. If you would like to surrender your life to JESUS CHRIST, please you can pray the prayer below.

PRAYER FOR SALVATION: LORD JESUS, Please come into my life, I surrender my life to you. I surrender my pasts and my fears to you and I choose to walk in your way. I release my burdens and my worries to YOU because YOU care for me. I declare according to 2 Corinthians  5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new, therefore I am a new Creature, a child of GOD, and my secret sins and addictions do not have power over me. I shall have eternal life with CHRIST. I am free in JESUS NAME. Amen.

 Please find a bible believing Church and most importantly please continuously pray and read your Bible. Believe me, the Bible is the Believer’s guide.

PRAYER FOR YOU: May GOD unburden your heart, may HE fight the battles that make you cry in secret and keep you steadfast in HIM. May we never lose our eternity in heaven.

    If you have any prayer requests or anything you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gozietorty@gmail.com. You can directly message me on instagram @ruthtorty or Facebook as Ruth Torty. Please feel free to share this post.

Thank you and GOD KEEP US TILL HIS COMING.


IN THE BEGINNING


GOD, GOD AND GOD. 
    In the beginning, GOD was, after some time infact many years, GOD was and after CHRIST came GOD is still existing. 

    Heaven and earth will pass, prophets come and go, discoveries are made and with the passing of time they become outdated yet GOD still exist. I was reading a post by Ezinne Zara on Biblediary about how she would worry about things and constantly need reassurance from GOD, recently I realised I was praying to GOD to do certain things that I kept worrying about.

  ” Worry is like a leech, it sucks out every atom of faith in us”

    Philippians  4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

   Its not enough to pray, faith should mixed with our prayers. The more we forget that GOD has always existed, the more the things we have victory over begin to have victory over us.

  “Don’t go from eating meat to drinking milk again. Its time to grow”

   I would love to grow, to stop giving excuses about things I should be doing, I want to smile and say “Yes I won this victory through Christ that strengthens me”

   GOD has always existed and will always exist. Learn to commit things to GOD without worrying about them. 

1 Peter  5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
If you are out there and one way or the other, you have been far from GOD or you have felt love, pleaseeeee come to JESUS CHRIST and let HIM take control over your life. Am sorry if things have never looked good in your life or you feel like there is a some kind of bad luck around you. The good news is if you let GOD in, HE is going to clean out things those terrible things in your past. Please repeat the prayer below and join a bible believing Church. You can email me at gozietorty@gmail.com or comment if you have anything to share.

PRAYER: LORD JESUS, Please I surrender my life to you, I choose to follow you and seek your righteousness. I ask for your touch upon my life and Your HOLY SPIRIT. According to 2 Corinthians  5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. I therefore declare myself a new creature in CHRIST and every addiction, abuse, mastubation and other sins in my past is gone. Amen

 May GOD remain with you and welcome to the family of GOD.

  JESUS LOVES YOU