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When Life Happens, Remember His Promises Still! He Fails Not!

When life situations happens and it impact us negatively, no matter how spiritual we are, we may stumble, it may knock us down, but we must not let it keep us down. We most often are hurt, confused, and question why such have come unto us. We sit down by the rivers of Babylon and weep!! Yes, we weep sorely and ask a bunch of questions that no one on earth has answers for. None other can answer the many questions plaguing our waking and sleeping moment like the Lord Our God and His Word! None other!!!!

This was the situation Joshua was in Joshua 1, God had to remind him that Moses is dead, his boss, father and leader is gone and it is time to move on. I can see Joshua moping around with other elders in the camp, wondering what next. I mean, it was Moses that got the vision, the staff and stood and spoke with God. Now He is gone, what is our fate they must have thought.

joshua-1-9Friends, the loss of a loved one, trauma of failed relationships, miscarriage, health issues, loneliness, financial upheaval, insecurity and all sort will make us feel disjointed and weary. I am here to remind you friends, even as I am reminded that it is time to arise, start walking by faith to go over this Jordan, us and our dreams and visions, aspiration and desires, to the land which God is giving to us, new beginnings of joy, peace, new birth, increase on every side, success, love, healing, marital bliss, and much more of all that pertains to life and godlinessJoshua 1:2

The promises God made before life happens is still intact and unchanged. The loss, the heartbreak, mistakes, inability to conceive a child, hold a gainful employment, get married and all sort of challenges does not negate God’s promises. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon shall be given to you – verse 3.

Arise friends in the Lord’s capability, no man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life, means no more hindrances, nothing will dissuade you from following through on fulfilling your God given destiny. The Lord will be with you as He was with Moses. God will never leave nor forsake you. Your dreams and vision is attainable, not because you are able but because His Holy Spirit will accomplish it in you!

Be strong and of good courage. Read Joshua 1 and be encouraged, strengthened and realigned. He is faithful that promised.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Defence And Shield!!!

Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Defend your heritage from the wickedness of evil.  Selah

 

I See The Lord!!

Be thou exalted Oh Lord
Ancient of days, bright and morning star
You are good and your mercies endures for ever
You do great and mighty things for your loves sake
You are dependable and kind, gracious and forgiving
You protect and shield, embracing with warmth
The heart cold and lacking warmth
You are God alone Oh Lord
You reach down from heaven to ignite the soul of man
Sustaining, protecting, and infusing love and life
Into every broken pieces of a heart shattered by wickedness
Gracious and full of compassion are you Lord God Almighty
Constantly present in every situation
Loving and assuring of your ever present help in time of need
Be magnified Oh Lord Most High
With glowing heart and love
I bow before you, exclaiming great art thou Oh Lord
Immortal, Invisible, and the only Wise God
————– Radiant Glory of Love

 

Praise In The Storm!

 

Praise the Lord in the storm! Praise God’s holy name still!. You Oh Lord, are who you are regardless of the storm and the heartache we may be having. We will praise you in the storm, in the high seas and fiery furnace for you alone art God. Mighty you are Lord, full of grace and mercy. We worship you still Lord!

Friends, what is ailing you? What season are you in this moment? Hope thou in the Lord and be encouraged. The Lord is good and full of compassion. He will help you, you only need to call on Him in faith. He will comfort you in ways you can’t even imagine.

If you do not have a relationship with the Lord, now is the time to seek His face in prayers. Ask the Lord to come into your heart. Let Him help you to see that which you need to see and hear that which you need to hear. The Lord is God and He created us for His purpose. Jesus bids you to come today, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and He will give you rest – Matthew 11:28-30.

Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today, believing in your heart that He died to give you life. Confess His Lordship over your life for He loves you with an everlasting love.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

With Christ Jesus in you, you will not be consumed, the fire will not kindle upon you, the storm will not overcome you. Hold on!! The light will shine upon the dark places. Hold unto the Lord’s mercy!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

King Saul Thought!!! Just A Thought!!

1 Samuel 18:Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

King Saul thought!!!! It was this seemingly insignificant ailment that became inimical to his destiny and that of his generation unborn. We must endeavor to watch our thoughts friends. We must not entertain evil in our hearts. For someone like me and many of you reading this, thoughts, deep thinking is like breathing, we think deeply about everything. We however, have to learn, by the help of the Holy Spirit to recognize those thoughts that is detrimental to our well being spiritually, emotionally and in all aspect.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Envy-vs-JealousyEnvy, jealousy, fornication, adultery and all kinds of evil start from our thoughts, triggered by our senses, what we hear, see, touch, smell and taste. King Saul had no reason whatsoever to be envious or jealous of David. David was just a boy who killed just one giant, though a mighty one, yet King Saul could have taken it as a good thing, like, the Lord has raised up for me an helper, instead of been threatened. I wonder why a whole King could have felt the way Saul did? I mean, David was an inconsequential lad, from the poorest of the poorest, cause Eliab asked David who he put those few sheep with in the wilderness – 1 Samuel 17:28

Friends, just been you, developing yourself, doing what is needful, minding what has been committed into your hands, managing your lot as much as you can may bring unwarranted attack from places least expected. Those you expect to encourage you may end up as your greatest discouragement. I mean, when your teacher, professor ask you to drop out of school and threatens you, what greater discouragement? Remain hopeful though and trust God!

In an episode of the Highway To Heaven Series I saw not too long ago, about two wannabes boxers, one of them belong to a gang called Satan’s Helper’s or something of such. The other young man is a home boy been raised by his granddad. This young man put all his mind to training, putting himself in a place of readiness, while this other guy, the leader of the Satan’s cult was busy gallivanting round the town, and terrorizing the people. Yet, he wants to win, and what other way does he employ than to threaten this home boy that if he fights, then his granddad will be killed.

The Satan’s Helper’s went ahead and kidnapped granddad. This young man who has prepared all this while was dejected, he stayed in the ring taking the punches, knowing if he so much as raise his hands, his granddad will be killed or his legs broken. He was not aware that an angel was in their midst orchestrating and making sure he gets what he deserves. The Masked Rider and the towns people were rallied up to save the granddad. Just in the nick of time, in the last round, here comes the granddad into the arena. Curious? See it for yourself!

Friends, do yourself a favor, be watchful of your thoughts. Be sensitive in your spirit and make sure you bring every impure thoughts into the light of God’s word and ask for forgiveness. Every evil action taken start from our thought. Let us endeavor to win all battles in our minds and heart. Let love rule!!!!!

Proverbs 4:Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Prolonged! Wilderness Experience!

“Anyone who goes through life experiencing only pleasure, abundance and happiness without any moment of sorrow, sadness, denial, lack or disappointment will not develop a strong, well balanced character. Such a person will be vain, will lack compassion for others, and be conceited. God allows us to go through both the ups and downs of life so that we can truly fit into His plan for us. A one-sided spiritual diet leads to uneven spiritual growth… Romans 5:3, Hebrews 2:10” Open Heaven Devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye.

God's better planThis is a given!!! If you have been in this race for a while, you would have had one of such seasons. The season changes very often and for some it’s short, for many others it is long, and for few it is prolong and I began to wonder why? Why did God take Moses to the wilderness for 40 years and only took Joseph 13 years? Why did Jacob wrestled for just a night and it was an angel of God, and David right from a teenager had to wrestle Lions, Bears, Goliath and so much more that God said there’s too much blood on his hands and therefore not qualified to build Him a house? King David himself said so in 1 Chronicles 28:2 King David rose to his feet and said: “Listen to me, my fellow Israelite, my people. I had it in my heart to build a house as a place of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, for the footstool of our God, and I made plans to build it. But God said to me, ‘You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood.’

Today like many other days lately, I’ve had to wonder why! I am like, God, this better be good!!!!! You know the kind of advance notice for what is to come. You seem to have been prepared and all but when you are in it, faced with reality, you are like, it is not meant to be like this!!! The awe of the moment, gridlock, deadlock, and it seem the wilderness experience is endlessly prolonged. I mean, you are God, Lord, just speed it up please! You know how feeble my frame is eh! Speed it up now, let there be calm!

Friends, wilderness experience is different for each individual, yours may be in the fruit of the womb, financial, health, work related, marital and so on. For many people it’s just in an area, for others in two or more area of life and for few, it affect every sphere of their life, and the icing on this wilderness cake is that it is prolonged. What then do you do as a child of God, confident of the love of God for you? What do you do?

Friends, in whatever situation you are in today, this moment, know that God loves you!! Regardless of the situation and circumstances you face right now, God has got you covered. He watches over you! If His love could keep you alive till this moment, know that He will surely see you through whatever circumstances you are in or will be in the future. You need to remind yourself of Christ faithfulness in times past, it will give you  a different perspective that will enable you to be grateful still.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;…. God is still God regardless of your challenges, He is God of the valley, the plains and the mountain. Trust Him with all your heart for He will not fail you.

Abba Father, you are good and your mercies endures for ever. You alone are worthy of all praises, honor and adoration. You are all knowing, all seeing, only wise God. Let your name alone be magnified over and above every situation your children are going through this season. Show yourself strong Lord!! Thank you for always listening and answering, though not as we want, but as we need. Lord, meet this dare need of your chosen one that the wicked may not make jest of us in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!