Our intimacy with God must reach that height that whenever we are confronted with any problem, we should tell the problem how big our God is… This too shall pass.
Come to His presence and pour out your heart to Him. All power belongs to God. Keep praying and keep trusting, believing that He is always in control.
No matter how bad the challenge is. God is still God. Be still and know that He is God over everything. He acts in His own time. He perfect everything right on time.
Praise Starts From The Heart
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
Charles Wesley, (the brother of John Wesley), is one of the most prolific hymn writers of all time with well over 6000 hymns to his credit! He is the author of my favourite hymn “And Can It Be”.
In 1742, four years after becoming a Christian, Charles realised as he read Psalm 51, that praise must be preceded by a renewed heart.
In that year, Charles wrote the hymn “O For a Heart to Praise My God” and it quickly became one of his most popular hymns. He knew better than most that true praise requires much more than true doctrine; it requires a new heart, which can only be given by God Himself.
It is therefore crucial that we confess and turn away from every sin so we can praise God with a pure heart.
“O for a heart to praise my God, A heart from sin set free, A heart that always feels Thy blood so freely shed for me.” – Charles Wesley
Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. Psalm 51:15
I pray that your horn shall be exalted like the horn of the unicorn. The Lord will anoint you with fresh oil.
Every good thing that you lay your hands upon, shall prosper by the power in the blood of Jesus.
Your legs shall receive the power of dominion and your feet shall take you to the place of your breakthrough in Jesus’Name. Amen
Have a blessed weekend. #begodly
When we express our heartfelt gratitude to the Father of Light, we are on the path to receiving even more of His great blessings in our lives.
Give thanks with a greatful heart, give thanks to the Holy one. Just give thanks because, He has given Jesus Christ to us to restore us back to Himself.
Look back through the years, count your blessings one by one and ponder anew the faithfulness, Mercy and love of God that you have enjoyed in time past. Now give Him thanks
He deserves your heart of gratitude now.
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
In her book “The Hiding Place” Corrie ten Boom relates an incident that taught her always to be thankful. She and her sister Betsy had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp they had seen yet, called Ravensbruck. The barracks were extremely overcrowded and horribly flea-infested.
After their Bible reading in 1st Thessalonians that morning, where the Lord reminded them to rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks in all circumstances, Betsy suggested they pause and thank God for every detail of their new abode. At first, Corrie was appalled by the idea and flatly refused to give thanks for that smelly, dirty, flea-ridden place. But Betsy persisted – and Corrie finally succumbed to her pleadings.
It was by a miracle of God that Corrie and Betsy were able to smuggle their Bible into the camp. If the guards found out that the women were holding nightly Bible studies in their barracks, they surely would have been punished harshly, maybe even killed. During the months they spent at that camp, however, no guard ever said one word. It was not until several months later that they learned the reason the guards would hardly ever come into their barracks. They wouldn’t enter the barracks because of the fleas!
Perhaps you’re dealing with some difficult circumstances today. But who knows? There may be a purpose beyond our understanding! Let’s choose to trust the Lord and maintain an attitude of thankfulness in every situation, no matter how hard it may be!
The fact that you are saved must give you the consciousness to walk in the Spirit.
Never use the humanistic tendency as a golden excuse to walk in the flesh. There are a whole lot that God wants you to know.
Revelation is higher and deeper than knowledge. Come up hither. The realm of the Spirit is that place of meeting with God who seeks for those who will always worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
It is an inescapable war indeed. We need to always walk in the Spirit.
When we consciously practice the presence of God through prayer and the study of God’s Word.
Our daily victory is established.
May Our Heart Beat “Thank You”
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
In July 2016, the country of Rwanda celebrated their 5th Annual National Day of Thanksgiving. Many of us remember Rwanda for its genocide in 1994, where more than a million people were killed in a civil war in 100 days.
But since that dark time, the Lord has been healing that country. It is now one of the safest countries in Africa. The Rwandan Thanksgiving, known as Shima Imana, is organized annually and jointly by Christian Churches in unity to thank the Lord.
From the Shima Imana organizing committee, they state: “In our hearts, we carry memories. We, the people and friends of Rwanda, have distinctly seen how far God has brought us and our beloved country. In our hearts, we always remember God’s wondrous deeds on behalf of our nation; we don’t forget His benefits and we bless His holy name. In our hearts we indeed know God and we’re full of thanksgiving. Over and over again, the tune of our country’s heart beats ‘Thank you!’”
As the year is drawing to a close, may our own hearts beat “Thank You” to the Lord, for He is good and His mercies endure forever.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28
Are you in a hurry?
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. Matthew 14:22 (NIV)
The first word of today’s scripture stuck out to me. Especially as there are prayers that did not get a response as quickly as I would have liked, and some are yet to be answered. This verse was a kind reminder to never doubt that Jesus is in charge.
There are many instances where Jesus did things without a delay. For example, Jesus healed many instantaneously, cursed a barren tree, and saved a friend from drowning during His Earthly ministry. (See Luke 13:13, Matthew 8:3, 14:29-31, and 21:18-19)
Have there been times Jesus immediately acted in your behalf? If so, what was the outcome and did it affect your relationship with Him?
What about those times you expected/wanted the Lord to move sooner and He did not? How did that affect your attitude toward Him?
It is during the waiting period that we need God’s comfort, and learn to trust Him. He isn’t punishing us while we wait. When we don’t understand what the holdup is, may we gain His perspective and peace knowing that He is working and moving on our behalf. Amen