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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I N T R O D U C T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A U T H O R ' S N O T E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S . T . A . N . D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
R . H . Y . T . H . M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P . E . A . C . E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E . V . E . R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
L . I . M . I . T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A . T . T . A . C . K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A . N . S . W . E . R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S . T . I . L . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M . U . S . I . C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S . I . N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
W . A . L . K . E . D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P R A Y E R O F S E L F R E F L E C T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
this busy life where the competition for one’s
is huge it is important to be able to grab hold
the "Bite-Size Series" which provides you
Bite-Size Series is unique as it is topical
made up of three elements, acronyms, quotes
scriptures. The acronyms are derived from
words from which the associated
bring an in depth alternate meaning. In
instances, quoting from the acronym may be
by adverbs for example
Disobey (the) Omnipotent (through)
(and) Belittling Truth whilst in others,
as M.I.N.D, the quotation, Memory In
Drive does not have adverbs to
its full meaning.
to these acronyms, quotes and scriptures,
Bite-Size Series is filled with contemporary and
provoking devotionals to inspire and
you in the seasons of life. Finally,
Bite-Size Series titled, The Utmost Posture will
you up by providing scriptural truths
that inspire and strengthen you when needed.
have helped generations study facts in
subjects. This method enabled one to
long list of facts and more importantly
to focus what is immediately needed to
answer questions or solve a problem at hand.
the Bite-Size series, Topical Devotional, the
format has been adopted
1:The everyday word e.g MIND
2:The acronym from the word is M.I.N.D
3:The quote derived : Memory In Negotiating Drive
scripture that supports the word: "Let this
be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
This is followed by a contemporary and thought
devotional written to inspire and
you in the seasons of life and concludes
Prayer of Self Reflection deduced from the
Surrender Totally to Almighty when Navigating
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and
having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet
shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all,
taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet
of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God: Ephesians 6:14-17 (KJV)
Lord assures us in the quoted scripture that we should
the upright posture, a position of hope. To
this posture as per the quote, is to Surrender
to the Almighty when Navigating through Destiny.
is a commanding position and a position of authority.
authority not in the things you have or the people you
but an authority based on your knowledge and
with Christ, the Lord.
is time to stand girding your loin with TRUTH. Christ is
truth (John 14:6). It is time to stand in RIGHTEOUSNESS.
need the righteousness which is by faith in Jesus Christ
3:22) as our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah
It is time to stand by the GOSPEL of peace which has
to save (Romans 1:16). It is time to stand in FAITH.
is Faith:“Looking unto Jesus the founder and perfecter
our faith (Hebrews 12:2). It is time to stand in the
we have. Christ is our savior as there is no
name by which a man may be saved (Acts 4:11-12). It is
to stand by the WORD of God. Christ is the word (John
and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John
is time to focus on Jesus Christ as you take stock of your
Whatever your conclusion, just S.T.A.N.D knowing that
is Lord over all and will never fail to deliver. His timing
time are the best because all things will work together
your good (Romans 8:28). Be encouraged as you
in life, one takes stock of plans and events that have
People draw different conclusions based on
failures or difficulties that may have been
Stand is an upright position supported by the feet
in humans and structures for object.
Righteous Harmonisation of Yahweh's Truth in
Open the gates, and let the righteous nation come
in, the nation that remains faithful. With perfect
peace you will protect those whose minds cannot
be changed because they trust you. Trust the Lord
always, because the Lord, the Lord alone, is an
everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:2-4 (GW)
is, “The systematic arrangement of musical sounds,
according to duration and periodical stress” The
of life follows a similar pattern of arrangement of
and situations with varied duration and periodical
The quote from the acronym RHYTHM is Righteous
of Yahweh’s Truths and Humbly Manifesting
reach the deeper recesses of our soul accompanied by it’s
typifies the way one can be in rhythm with the Father:
he says, “He can do only what he sees the Father doing”
5:19 GW) and as He listens to the Father, He makes
judgments (John 5:30 GW).This is RHYTHM, doing exactly
the Father expects. It requires the diligent and steadfast
to His manifested truths. What truths are guiding
we adhere to the truths, his promise to come and abode
us will be experienced (John 14:23). Oh, what a scenario,
and Jesus making their home with you! Can you imagine
Resolve to be in rhythm with the Father as you trust Him
Let us hang on to what is Godly and not what appears
be good or convenient. As we do this God will open the
the flood gates of heaven and pour out so much blessing
of faith were in rhythm with God and the floodgates of
were opened unto them. Remain blessed as you enjoy
stated, “Music and Rhythm find their way into the secret
of the soul” Life is rhythmic with periods of highs or lows
a combination of both. When the rhythm is harmonious
the music melodious, the dancing is beautiful. In such state
there is no pain.
your rhythmic dance with the Lord, Amen
Problems Eased by the Authority Christ Exerts
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not
as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart
be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 (KJV)
what is going to happen? At such times, one seeks the
if we follow the worlds’ definition of peace, freedom from
we will not have that experience. Christ states, His
is not as the world gives. His peace in the face of
is the assurance His presence give. This is found in
quote from the acronym p.e.a.c.e “Problems Eased by the
Christ Exerts” Christ did not promise us a life devoid
uncertainties. He knew disturbances are part of our journey
life and assures us of His peace.
therefore need to view uncertainties differently because
our heart and mind are stayed on Christ we will be free
anxieties and the related diseases such as high blood
or premature aging. Let uncertainties be the platforms
progress with their resolution revealing the glorious order of
No wonder James tells us to be joyful when we fall into
temptations as this will work our patiences and when this
we will become complete desiring nothing. (James 1:2-4)
therefore need to see these anxious moments as enablers of
and dependency on God as well as making us understand
limitations and the limitless provision from God. As you
on this “Let not your heart be troubled, be not afraid
do not worry when you first tell God every detail of your
in earnest and thankful prayer. After you have poured
the uncertainties, rest in the peace of God which transcends
our powers of thought as His peace guards your hearts and
this position you will draw on the revelatory knowledge of
to handle the problem. When He leads, you will certainly
at a perfect destination. Walk therefore in His perfect
and He will perfect all your concerns. Amen
is filled with periods of uncertainties. Uncertainties generate
making us ask the questions how, when, where, which
thoughts in Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:6)
Holy Enveloped Developed by God against
So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job
fear God for nothing? Have You not made a
hedge around him, around his household, and
around all that he has on every side? You have
blessed the work of his hands, and his
possessions have increased in the land.
Job 1:9-10 (NKJV)
children of God have the hedge of protection which is
by faithfulness to God. Job remained faithful to
in the face of adversity. His wife asked him to curse God
die but he refused. His friends accused him falsely but he
steadfast in his relationship to God declaring, “God may
me, but still I will trust in him Job 13:15a” and “Till I die I
are eternal benefits of being faithful to God. Moses
faithfulness to God when he walked away from the
of Egypt to bring deliverance to his people (Acts 7:22-
Joshua chose faithfulness over loyalty to his people when
declared "as for me and my house we will serve the Lord"
24:14-15). Esther was faithful to God and loyal in her
to Mordecai and took a step that placed her in
of death (Esther 4:13-17) when she could have enjoyed
trappings of the palace. John the Baptist was faithful to
when seeing Jesus Christ declared "I must decrease and
must increase" (John 3:30) when the leaders insisted that
was the Christ
must resolve to be faithful to God with our decisions. This
the Holy Envelope Developed by God against Evil
(HEDGE) and generates blessings that last
generations, for example John the Baptist pointing
Christ the Savior to humankind. Remain blessed as you
your HEDGE. Amen.
hedge is simply a fence which demarcates a territory and for
stranger to enter he or she must seek permission. In the above
the Lord asked Satan, “Have you considered My servant
that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and
man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” Satan’s reply is
Do I not know you have formed a hedge around him
his household? How did Satan know there was a - Holy
Developed by God against Evil Destruction - around
Satan had visited believing he had power to enter but he was
by the hedge.
will not put away my integrity from me” Job 27:5b
Eternally Verified and Established as Real
O Lord, your word is established in heaven forever.
Psalm 119:89 (GW)
He instructs us to acknowledge Him in all our ways
3:6) and when we find any occasion to boast we
declare that we have the understanding to know Him
the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness
earth” (Jeremiah 9:24). Oh! What a loving God. What has He
you to carry out? That instruction will be
so far as you depend on Him because the
has been Eternally Verified and Established as Real
us reflect on the deliverance of the people of Israel from
after 430 years (Exodus 12:41) in captivity and the birth
Jesus Christ that was prophesied 750 years (Malachi 3:1-5)
it happened. Both Moses and Mary were not born when
pronouncements were made. However when they
the Word from the Lord, the word which had already
established in heaven, they were able to fulfill their
regardless of the difficulties they experienced.
may know the Lord’s instructions to you but may be
challenges which may include past hurts, being in a
land and in a culture that appears strange or having
that are not conducive to your plans. Be encouraged
once the Lord has instructed, His instruction is
Verified and Established as Real, so persevere with
project and it will come to fruition. For with God all things
possible (Mark 10:27). Amen
challenges of life may make you become impatient with God
shifting your trust in Him to your wisdom, your strength
your riches to fulfill destiny. The Lord however warns us not to
in our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5), also not to boast of
our wisdom, our strength or our riches, (Jeremiah 9:23).
before you were formed in your mother’s womb.
Linking Intimately to Man Instead of Truth
This is what the Lord says, “Cursed is the one who trusts in
man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart
turns away from the Lord.That person will be like a bush in
the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes.
not place such limits on your destiny? Your understanding
the limitations may dampen your hopes but the above quote
Intimately with Man instead of Integrating with the
has the potential of raising hopes, more so determining
us examine the lives of people who did not link to man but
intimately to the truth. Jacob looked to the truth and
the first genetic engineer (Genesis 30:31-43) Ruth
to the truth and produced the genealogy of Jesus (Ruth
Blind Bartimaeus ignored the shouts of men and gained
sight (Mark 10:46-52) Short Zacchaeus did not look at his
sought the truth and he gained salvation (Luke 19:1-10)
woman with the issue of blood sought the truth and
you focus on man you will miss the provision of God.
you come to God, you must believe that He is a
to them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6): not
who seek man. Jeremiah said this about those who
after men, it is a curse to trust in man and you will
in the patch places in the desert (Jeremiah 17:5).
to be steadfast in the Lord. Do not lean on your own
but rather acknowledge Him always (Proverbs
both in good times or the bad times. Declare as Job did,
He slay me yet will I trust in Him (Job 13:15). Finally
off those limits and venture into your destiny with the
of God. Amen
word says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
however you find yourself either being told, it can’t be done, it
never been tried before, it is impossible or where will you get
finance for the project? Again you may say, I do not have the
connections, I don’t have the right qualifications or I am not
the right size or colour may be thoughts that keep recurring.
to link to the truth.
regained her health (Mark 5:25-33)
Advance Truthful Thoughts by
Acknowledging Communion with the King
You must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before
you. Destroy all their carved images, all their molten
images, and demolish their high places. You must
dispossess the inhabitants of the land and live in it, for I
have given you the land to possess it.
Numbers 33:52-53 (NET)
scripture quoted gives four instructions denoting attack,
are drive out, destroy all, demolish and dispossess. The
from the acronym A.T.T.A.C.K is advance truthful
by acknowledging your communion with the King.
you commune with King Jesus he grants you power and
(Luke 10:19) to attack the problems confronting
finance, future, family, fears and your security in His
has relative truth, God alone has absolute truth.
is the truth As you commune with Christ, and act
his instructions, these manifest in real time. Remember
wedding ceremony where the wine run out. The master
have been ridiculed and be the gossip of the town but
servants advanced the truth after communing with Jesus
the best wine was served (John 2:1-10). Similarly the
with the issue of blood was healed by acknowledging
truth when she held the hem of Jesus' garment (Mark
word of God is the only offensive weapon in the armory
have. Therefore when you commune with Jesus and he
a word, you need to wage war with it, for the word
not return to empty, but will accomplish what the Lord
and achieve the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah
problem threatens to spread like a wild bush fire or
infectious virus in your life? You have the word of
therefore use it. The word has power and life to bring
to the situation. Stay in the a.t.t.a.c.k mode as you gain
as a word sounds military and aggressive. There are
certain situations that one needs to be aggressive.
where the least delay will cause the rapid spread of a
victory over your challenges. Amen
Allude to Negotiations Strictly by Wisdom
Eternal God Releases
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer to
everyone who asks you to give the reason for
the hope that you have. But do this with
gentleness and respect,
questions require your attention and answers? How
you approaching these questions? It will be important to
to all negotiations strictly by the wisdom God releases
He possesses absolute truth. This quote from the
a.n.s.w.e.r will yield eternal results not based on
you know but rather on God who knows all things.
a time one looks at the enormity of the task and
it is almost impossible to carry out. With this
one walks away ignoring the project. Moses going
to Pharaoh at God’s request to deliver the people of
is a typical example. His answers were negative
“I am not fluent” but God asked, “Who gave
beings their mouths. Is it not I, the Lord? He further
Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you
to say.” (Exodus 4:11) The Lord expects a positive
as He is our Helper, so do not give up.
following people did not give up on questions life posed
them. Abraham when asked to leave his kindred to a land
he did not know of took the journey albeit with
and became the father of many nations. David
on Goliath, not looking at his physical prowess but God.
defeated Goliath and progressed to be king.
courage as you learn to negotiate strictly by the
God releases. Finally, “Let your speech be always
grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye
to answer every man (Colossians 4:6). Amen
poses questions which demand answers. We answer
posed by people, ourselves or God. Our answers are
influenced by knowledge and the partial truths of men
these may sound good but not Godly. These
may have long term effects, generational benefits or
Surrender Totally, be Immersed in the
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted
among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The
Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Psalms 46:10-11 (KJV)
want to act because when we do so we feel satisfied.
is not natural to be quiet especially when one feels
offended or abused, however the Lord says, “Be
Still is defined as not moving or making a sound.
still before the Lord is: Surrendering Totally and
Immersed in the Lord’s Love.
your efforts or calculations will yield “some effect” but
effects do not bring glory to God nor His desired
The question is “Do you want your own results
that of the Lord? The scriptures remind us: Not by
nor by power, (Zechariah 4:6b KJV) and it is He
giveth thee power to get wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:18a
still does not mean you do not act. Being still is
on the Lord, hearing from the Lord and being
to His instruction. Being still is allowing the Lord
take the lead in bringing His desired outcome which
glory to His name not your name. No wonder the
remarked, “He leads me besides the still waters,
restores my soul” (Psalm 23:2-3). In total surrender to
love of the Lord there is direction and restoration.
you remain still and wait on the Lord you will mount
with wings like the eagle: you will no longer be picking
with the “chickens” rather you will soar having
vision, strength and becoming efficient in all you
You will not be weary or faint in any situation that
you. Each day of your journey, learn to
totally and be immersed in the love of the Lord.
you do this, you will have total restoration with glory
this era, life demands action and it will be impossible to
any individual to be still. You may have a list of
to complete and everything has to be actioned and
off as achieved.
going to God. Amen
Melody Ushering the Saviour Into Communion
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and
songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from
your heart to the Lord
Ephesians 5:19 GW
our Father is a loving Father who has placed great
on our lives. He’s shown this by making us in His
giving us charge over all His creation (Genesis 1:26-
and sacrificing His son for us (John 3:16). Sit back and
on these acts of God and ask, what manner of love is
A love that does not fade.
may not feel this love because of the pressures of life.
pressures are not the determinants of His love towards
As if this is all, He has showered us with blessings in the
places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3) and adopted us
not let the pressures of life prevent you from
His love towards you. He wants you to sing
songs in your heart to Him. The psalmist said, "Make
joyful noise unto the Lord" (Psalm 66:1). He enjoys our
and already knows the tone with which each one
Him by. This love is not a public demonstration
declared that the issues of life comes from the heart
4:23). As you play your M.U.S.I.C to the Lord He
commune with you. At communion, His presence is with
In His presence you receive His instructions, His grace,
mercy, His protection, His strength, His provision, His
and above all, everything His presence brings. As you
dancing in tune to the m.u.s.i.c with the Lord, let that
be experienced by others. Go out with m.u.s.i.c in
heart showing mercy, protection of the vulnerable and
to the less privilege. Endeavour to do this from the
music be the food of love play on said Shakespeare. The writer
a glimpse of earthly love which is sensual in nature.
in nature when the attraction fades the music stops
In your relationship with the Lord, you should
to keep the melody that ushers in the saviour into
M.U.S.I.C, playing forever.
so we can call Him Abba, Father.
of affection or talent but an issue of the heart.
Submitting to Inferior Nature
But each person is tempted when they are dragged
away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then,
after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and
sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
James 1:14-15 NIV
may associate sin with satan. You may think Satan is
or some sort of person in red with a frightful
No, Satan may not look anything like that
Satan has a mode of operation which is primarily on
mind. The bible describes Satan as a liar, one who
false information, a thief who steals and one who
(John 10:10). The quote from the acronym S.I.N is
to an Inferior Nature. What are you willing to submit
is about your mind, conscience and character.
mind is your negotiating centre, conscience the area of
and character the actions you take. What is the
of your information? Whose information do you
and negotiate by? Whose information informs your
With whom are you sharing your plans? Is it God or
As you pursue answers, resolve to think and
with God’s principles whilst you resist the devil
4:7). Submission to God enables you to tap into His
God to supply all your needs according to His riches in
Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and be content with what you
Take sometime now to renew your relationship with
If you do not know him personally confess Him as
Lord and Savior and believe in your heart that he is the
over your life. Finally submit to God who will enable
is another day. A day that His will in heaven is to be done here
earth. His will is that we obey His commandments and to be
of all situations. However, as we are surrounded by
opportunities so are we also surrounded by
both of which have the capacity to draw on our
desires ultimately leading us into sin.
to? An inferior nature or a superior one?
you to resist the inferior nature. Amen
Add a little bit of body text
Wait on the Almighty's Leading, Knowledge in
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord
appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk
before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make
my covenant between me and you and will greatly
increase your numbers.” Abram fell facedown, and God
said to him, Genesis 17:1-3
walking with God whilst waiting on His
to lead, brings perfection to the decisions you
After a twenty-four year wait, without any sign of the
child, witnessing the birth of 316 children (Genesis
and making an error out of the desire to have a son
Hagar the maid, the Lord spoke to Abram, “I am God
walk before me faithfully and be blameless"
you walking with the Lord or are you leading life
to your own rules and desires? Your desires can
to dissatisfaction and undue pain. An example is
However, those who wait on the Lord mount up
wings as the eagle (Isaiah 40:31). Caleb one of 12 men
to spy and report back to Moses is an example. His
was, let us go and possess the land (Numbers 13:30)
the Lord had promised. The others did not follow the
years later whilst the others died in the wilderness,
said to Joshua, I am this day fourscore and five years
As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that
sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my
now, for war, both to go out, and to come in (Joshua
not despair. Wait on the Lord’s knowledge for direction.
knowledge will sustain, strengthen and establish you,
as He did in the life of Caleb. Therefore patiently wait on
Almighty’s lead in establishing your destiny. Amen
denotes action whilst wait, inaction. When you wait on
Lord’s leading and direction, people misunderstand your
calling you a time waster. Walking and waiting sound
James wrote about being joyful when you face
This isn’t real, is it? James further enumerated the benefits
with this contrasting positions as becoming mature
and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:2-4).
Lord’s lead walking after their fears.
PRAYER OF SELF
Lord, as I examine myself in the mirror of life, I am
where near your intended position. I repent this day
all that has happened in my life either by omission or
commission. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and
and believe in my heart that His shed blood has
for my sins. I ask Jesus Christ to fill my heart this
day and I will serve Him the rest of my life.
believe and confess that my Utmost Posture is peace
surpasses all understanding. I stand putting on
Christ, the whole armor of God as my soul remains
in His love. I confess to be in rhythm by
Him in all I do. I believe and confess that
covers me with His holy envelope as protection
evil destruction. I will continue to provide the
ushering the Savior to communion as I patiently
for His instructions to lead me. His answers enable
overcome the tendency to submit to any inferior
I confess that I will not be limited by fear as the
has eternally verified and established all things as
me the grace that allows me to yield to Your
always. I declare this day that I yield to the Holy
leading to keep the Utmost Posture all the days
my life, for in You through You and to You do all
consist. As you have began this good work in me
will surely bring it to a successful conclusion in my
position. Thank you Lord, to you be all glory