Focus Friday 5th January 2018

What a week it’s been! The first week of the New Year and I am so thankful for having Jesus in my life. It just gets better and better!

I’ve had the opportunity to record more songs and share with friends and family and I was even brave enough to do a little video of me speaking. I did it so that I can try and get used to the camera and increase my confidence as my heart is to do a live stream and video live worship.

The feedback has been amazing! I’ve received so much support, love and encouragement and I’m so thankful to God for those He is sending to speak so positively into my life. Thank you all!

As I reflect and look back on the week gone by, my thoughts are on matters of the heart that are very personal to me. I’m sharing this with you all because I believe in the power of prayer and I want to ask you to stand in prayer with me.

During the Christmas holidays I ended up on the receiving end of a close family member’s anger. Most of the anger was directed at me, which came as a huge shock and left me feeling bemused and hurt. I responded in love and sought the Lord for His peace and wisdom but have yet to see this family member since.

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to see family members, who were once close, become divided and separated. How Satan loves to see families torn apart and fighting with each other. Well, I refuse to let Satan rob me of this beautiful family member. He is nothing but a liar and a deceiver, sent to destroy and I will not allow him to tare my family apart.

I know that this is a spiritual attack and recognise why I have been in the firing line. The enemy hates who I am in Christ and he will use any tactic in the book to try and bring me down and prevent me from stepping into my calling.

I have nothing but love in my heart for this family member and all I want to see is reconciliation. I am trusting in God and believe that God can heal this rift and this person will see the truth of how the enemy has whispered lies and caused confusion.

Please stand in prayer with me for reconciliation and also for peace and protection over myself and my family as we step into a new season of ministry.

I am so thankful for all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ and please let me know if there is anything I can stand in prayer with you for.


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    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. God fills our hearts with so much love and compassion for others that it becomes easy to love even in our hurt.
      Blessings to you,
      Hayley 😊


  1. Prayed for forgiveness and reconciliation within your family.
    Hurting people hurt, it’s not always about something we have done, but often about a perceived wrong in the eyes of the hurt one.
    Then sometimes it’s misplaced anger as in they are angry about something totally different and we get the brunt of it….(we can do these to others also)

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    1. Bless you for the encouragement. I claim that healing in Jesus’ name for my family and am standing on every promise God has for me.
      Thank you also for the kind comment about my voice, that has made my day.
      Blessings to you,
      Hayley 😊

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  2. I have also prayed for you and your family, Hayley. The hurt caused by a family member seems to be the most painful. It cuts right to the heart. I have felt it. Forgiveness is key to healing, even when – especially when – the offender has not requested that forgiveness. Remember that this may have caught you off guard but it didn’t catch the Father off guard. Leave it to Him and just be an obedient and loving reflection of His grace. 🙂

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    1. That is just beautiful, thank you so much. I absolutely adore this person, so it was very easy to forgive, however like you said the hurt I felt was very painful.
      I love how you said ‘the Father has not been caught off guard’, that really resonated with me. I’m just so thankful I can do things God’s way as my old self would’ve been a mess by now.
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting and providing me with such wisdom.
      Hayley 😊💕

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  3. Only with our Father’s limitless love I say to you, dearest Hayley, let us not presume we recognize everything, and let us keep in mind and heart that only the gratitude for our trials remains. I do know how this feels, and I fervently pray for you and your loved ones to be enfolded in most healing love.
    Your brother,

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    1. So very true, Leon. Thank you for taking the time to read and share such wisdom with me. It brings to mind the scripture,

      James 1:2-3
      Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

      Thank you for your prayers, support and love.
      Hayley 😊🙏💞

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      1. Persevere, Dearest; persevere.
        We will not be consumed by chaos, because we are lovingly shielded. They are too, but it’s not their time to feel it; they need to feel a little lost before they can purely hold others in their turn. We play a key role in this chain and we CAN embrace them whenever they need us to, persisting darkness and all. Remember how we ourselves used to find it difficult to comprehend how it’s everything through us, and nothing from us? [They will sing with us again], in God’s perfect time. It’s All perfect, always, but shhh.
        Much love through Leon

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      2. Thank you so much for the gentle reminder of how far I’ve come and grown in the Lord. I remember a time when I couldn’t even bare to hear the name of Jesus being said but He called me by name, delivered me and filled me with His overwhelming love.
        You are so right, Leon, it is all about God’s perfect time and not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’.
        Blessings to you in Christ.
        Hayley 😊

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      3. Those precious times exposed our mortalities to the torment of disorientation, and He holds them in His heart for more brothers and sisters to safely experience.
        I thank you, Hayley. I feel our Christ’s love in you, so bright, and trust in constant prayer for patience with the unfolding of your ministry.
        Ever gratefully,

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      4. Could there ever be such a case, Hayley Dearest? With you singing in my heart all these days? I only couldn’t make my presence visible here before I had a couple of beautiful things ready, that’s all. I have been teary-eyed with gratitude for the courage we receive through you. Love you, Sister! God bless you always! 💛 Leon

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  4. Just don’t allow continued abuse and disrespect… Pray love forgive but remember also your worth as an equal being. Sometimes distance (not hate) is the healing space in which you find each other again

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    1. I think you’re absolutely spot on with that. Thank you for those wise words, I will definitely take them into account. I think at this present moment, space is a good thing for both of us.
      Thanks for taking the time to read and encourage me through your comment.
      Hayley 😊💕

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  5. Reconciliation is always possible with Jesus. I love that line. You are more than a conquerer Hayley and the devil ain’t going to still your joy, peace and love for Jesus or your family members anymore. The “He” in you is greater than the he in the world.
    Victories don’t come by accident, they come when those that know who they are in Christ makes use of the right weapon “Prayer”.
    My prayers are with you for perfect reconciliation. It is well with you and yours.
    Thank you for sharing.

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