We’ve already made it to the tenth day in the first month of the year 2017. Some may have regrettably fallen back on their new year resolutions and feel like giving up but I am here to remind you of something special.
It is not too late to try again. However, this time, ask the Holy Spirit to assist you and you can be assured that he WILL. For there is NOBODY like the Lord. Pick yourself up in him and try again.
All my bones shall say, “ Lord , who is like You, Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?” – Psalms 35:10 NKJV
Prayer: Father I thank you for this day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. I pray for your guidance in performing all my daily duties. Help me to become the person I desire to be and more so who you intend for me to be, in Jesus’s name I pray.
This world is filled with millions of individuals who can praise God, yet not one can do it like me neither can I do it like them. It’s amazing just to think that God hears our individual praise. The freqency of my voice is quite different to that of another. I guess the Psalmist David knew that, is why he said:
“What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth? – Psalms 30:9 KJV”
Isn’t it amazing. There would have been others to praise God but not like David. My testimony might be similiar to yours but the time of testing quite different, which in itself brings a unique praise. I admonish you this morning, let no one or nothing stop your praise. The word of God says, He inhabits the praises of his people. God knows and love the frequency of your voice, so praise on. If you feel too overwhelmed to give a praise, know that weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. Faith it till you make it.
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You, Me, We….. do not determine when and how God will do something and if he will or will not do it. Our mandate is to remain faithful and trust God. Remain faithful and worship. Remain faithful and focus. God sees and knows all things and will do things according to his timing.
One thing I advise is, DO NOT open your mouth and blaspheme or say things that will grieve the heart of God when you don’t get an answer at the time you would have expected. Again, God knows best. Such a time will be a time to tap into God and hear what he has to say and understand where he is leading you.
Don’t give up. Don’t loose hope. Trust in God and he will bring it to pass. I decree and declare over your life in Jesus’s name. You just worship.
What is trust? Though there is a formal definition, I would say trust is believing in something that can sometimes be unknown. Why do I say unknown? Let’s look at trusting in God for example.
The word of God says :
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
Sometimes however, we have to trust blindly. This I know all too well. Presently I am faced with a situation where all I can do is trust God to bring a solution. However, the situation has no view. You know the little things we would love to see just to make an assessment? THERE IS NONE! I am literally learning to trust the unknown. Knowing that God will not stare me in the wrong direction. This trust test is sometimes difficult because I would like a little info. God, can I have a little peak? In such a time he would not even say no. There is total silence as he teaches my heart to depend on him. My mom always said “trust him where you can’t trace him” and oh boy I can’t trace him.
If this is you, don’t give up. For through it all he still deserves worship and praise. Remember he is an all sovereign God and his plans are NEVER to hurt us. So trust him, even when you can’t trace him. He will make a way for you.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. –Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth. This is the theory many of us live by. We keep thoughts of wicked done to us and plan our revenge with intent of more severe damage than we may have gone through.
We often forget that vengeance belongs to God. When evil is repaid, we become just as the persons who would have done it. Sometimes maybe worst. This often happens because we think of ourselves more highly than others. We are to (even in turmoil), love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Not love yourself and “care” a little or not at all about others.
God is looking and waiting to create a people of a renewed mind. A mind and heart that is just like him. Overlooking faults and seeing needs. If God is suppose to treat us the way we treat people, our lives would be miserable.
Therefore, let us learn to forgive and share the heart of Christ with all men (human beings), for this is one of the wills of God concerning us.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21 NKJV
Prayer: Father I thank you for ministering to my heart by your Holy Spirit. Forgive me for harbouring hurt and unkind acts done to me. I forgive all persons associated with these thoughts and remove resentment from my life. Thank you for washing me in your blood, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Why do we take credit for the hand of the Lord? Are we more than the God who created us? I would think not. Yet we beat our chest and feel highly accomplished when something amazing happens through us as a vessel. A type of sin that God vehemently abhors. For he shares his glory with no one. All the glory belongs to him.
We are just his workmanship, sent to do HIS WILL. Therefore, it is not our place to take on honour that is not due to us. When we humble ourselves in the hand of God, he will THEN exalt us and our territories will be enlarged.
As we continue to do, let us NEVER gave way to the flesh, feeling as though we would have done something great, for it’s God who gives us the ability to do a work and he is the one who completes it. His word says:
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. – I Corinthians 3:7 NKJV
Lets know our place and give honour and glory to whom it is rightfully due.
Bless the Lord at all times and let his praise continue to be in our mouths. Come on and bless the Lord with me.
When Christ searches the church assembly what will he find? If he searches YOUR HEART, what will he find?
Will he be pleased? Will he be grieved? Will you hear well done my child, keep abiding or will he say, turn from your wicked ways lest I cast you away?
Though we stumble and fall at times, the word of God says we have an advocate who makes intercessions on our behalf. Therefore, we are always equipped with the chance to make things right. Yet, we make excuses and wallow in the sin, guilt, shame and condemnation of our mistakes (which was already nailed to the cross with Christ) allowing us to stray from God even further. A plan that the enemy enjoys and accelerates.
Understand that you were bought with a price (the blood of Jesus) and nothing can separate you from the love of God. Therefore take time to make it right with him. He is waiting for you with open arms. His word says:
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17 KJV
What shall be our end if what he finds is not pleasing? Lets make a firm decision to make it right TODAY. Tomorrow might be too late.
Prayer: Father I thank you for your word. I pray by your Holy Spirit you search my heart today. Remove all the things that’s against your word and fill me with the attributes of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.