“When tempest rage within and without, will you still be able to sing the Lord is good my friends? Or is your praise dependent on the admiration of man, your celebrity status, prime time audience and much more!”
It is easier to sing when your belly is filled up, your barn is full of lifestock a crown on your head, the best car in your driveway, designer wears, exotic fragrances, everything your heart desires and much more!! Why will you not praise God one may ask?
Friends, when you meet a man or woman, those that praise with and without the necessity of life, then you know, they have really had encounters!!
Bearing your cross means a lot friends!! What does that mean to you? Is it only when the fig tree blooms?
God is faithful still, let not your heart be troubled! Praise Him anyways!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Is your faithfulness to God dependent on your being on the mountain top? Is it dependent on your comfort, status, situation, or circumstances. Can you still sing and dance to the Lord in the wilderness, in pain, disappointment, having been betrayed by friends and family? Israel said how can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land. Psalms 137:4 How shall we singtheLord’s song In a foreign land?
When tempest rage within and without, will you still be able to sing the Lord is good my friends? Or is your praise dependent on the admiration of man, your celebrity status, prime time audience and much more!
Lord God Almighty, may our heart and mouth praise you in the valley as on the mountain top. May there always be a new song on our lips and a dance on our waist to you our Saviour and King…
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Psalms 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. 2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. 3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. 4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Be magnified Oh Lord my God! Praise the Lord friends for His faithfulness and mercy, for His love endures forever. He has not forsaken and will not forsake His beloveth!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
It has been a while on here! To my faithful audience, thanks for your patience! I appreciate your visits, feedback and all. I am grateful to have you with me on this journey.
This year 2017 started with a bang!! I had and still have high positive expectations in all areas of my life.
The rollout of events hasn’t been that positive with the loss of my mother in January, having lost my father 30 years earlier. The emotional drainage accompanied with bombardment of events causing financial drainage with the attending culprit. It has been a rollercoaster!!!
Oh!, how it seems things went down hill, without taking off. I lost interest in almost everything, except living.
I somehow know though, that there is a light shining bright, a glowing showers of light beyond my horizon. I couldn’t see it because my eyes were clouded with tears, but I could feel the warmth somewhere deep within me.
And He said, do not be discouraged, for I am with you, I will help you for you are mine! Oh, how He wrapped His arm round about me! Strong able hands cuddles my face, a kiss on my lips, with the sun warming my heart!
Friends, only the love of Christ Jesus can save, preserve, and sustain you! Trust Jesus with your life today. Accept Him as your Lord and Savior!. He loves you deeply!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
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.
Friends, 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 godliness – Joshua 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!
Is there anything too difficult for God? Nothing is!!!! I know that with God nothing shall be impossible! This very much I know.
On a walk not too long ago with a friend. We got talking about this and that of relationships, the ups, the downs, and the in between. The conclusion is that the human soul is designed to love and be loved, regardless of the pain, hurt, bliss, and all kind of experiences, disappointing or what not! We all are created to love and be loved!!
When hearts get broken in relationships, we often vow not to be vulnerable again, building walls of defense and putting on armors to shield cupid arrows. However, no matter our stand, we may reject, deny, and abuse love, it always finds us when we least expect it.
However, before I go on about the emotive love, let me tell you about the love of God, the “spiritual” love of the creator for every being created. The love of God for us is unconditional, it has nothing to do with our responses or lack thereof. Our acceptance, rejection, and indifference does not affect God’s love for us. God’s love has no boundaries, it cut across every human divide.
It is this unconditional love that made the Un-created creator to come in human flesh to reconcile us all to the Father. Will you yield your heart to Him today? Oh how God loves us!! It is beyond human comprehension friends. It does not matter what was and is, Christ will ensure your “to be” is beautiful and glorious. Christ Jesus will give you a new beginning and make sure you have eternal life.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
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.