Heavenly Father, thank You for a blessed day You have made and we are to glad to rejoice in it. For it is not by power nor by might but by the Spirit saith the Lord of Host. Thank You for when it seemeth impossible to man, you show forth for in our weaknesses; You stand strong for our sake. Blesseth be thou Holy Name.
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness (Ps 107:8-9) (KJV)
Whatsoever is your heart desires this month, the Lord told you to open wide our mouth and speak forth and He will fulfill it but I must add let it be according to His will. The Lord look down from heaven and He beholdeth the sons of men. Consider further;
“The Lord looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men.” Psalm 33:13
Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when He is spoken of as stooping from His throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love Him, who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would not destroy those cities until He had made a personal visitation of them.
We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord who inclines His ear from the highest glory, and puts it to the lip of the dying sinner, whose failing heart longs after reconciliation. How can we but love Him when we know that He numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks our path, and orders our ways? Specially is this great truth brought near to our heart, when we recollect how attentive He is, not merely to the temporal interests of His creatures, but to their spiritual concerns.
Though leagues of distance lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When a tear is wept by thee, think not that God doth not behold; for, “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.” Thy sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; thy whisper can incline His ear unto thee; thy prayer can stay His hand; thy faith can move His arm.
Think not that God sits on high taking no account of thee. Remember that however poor and needy thou art, yet the Lord thinketh upon thee. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards Him.
Oh! then repeat the truth that never tires;
No God is like the God my soul desires;
He at whose voice heaven trembles, even He,
Great as He is, knows how to stoop to me.
When the Lord looked down on earth, His heart goes forth for you, despite your inadequacies. He count it not against you but His desire is to make you whole. If He says a thing so shall it be for no demons will stop that which the Almighty has proposed for you. So be thou encouraged and make sure that you obeyed His instructions to the latter. Do not argue but obey Him and see what the Lord will do in that situation, it will surely work out to your favour. Amen!
“Go again seven times.” 1Kings 18:43
Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when His people are earnest in a matter which concerns His glory. The prophet on the top of Carmel continued to wrestle with God, and never for a moment gave way to a fear that he should be non-suited in Jehovah’s courts.
Six times the servant returned, but on each occasion no word was spoken but “Go again.” We must not dream of unbelief, but hold to our faith even to seventy times seven. Faith sends expectant hope to look from Carmel’s brow, and if nothing is beheld, she sends again and again. So far from being crushed by repeated disappointment, faith is animated to plead more fervently with her God. She is humbled, but not abashed: her groans are deeper, and her sighings more vehement, but she never relaxes her hold or stays her hand.
It would be more agreeable to flesh and blood to have a speedy answer, but believing souls have learned to be submissive, and to find it good to wait for as well as upon the Lord. Delayed answers often set the heart searching itself, and so lead to contrition and spiritual reformation: deadly blows are thus struck at our corruption, and the chambers of imagery are cleansed. The great danger is lest men should faint, and miss the blessing.
Reader, do not fall into that sin, but continue in prayer and watching. At last the little cloud was seen, the sure forerunner of torrents of rain, and even so with you, the token for good shall surely be given, and you shall rise as a prevailing prince to enjoy the mercy you have sought. Elijah was a man of like passions with us: his power with God did not lie in his own merits. If his believing prayer availed so much, why not yours?
Plead the precious blood with unceasing importunity, and it shall be with you according to your desire.
Is someone shouting Amen, and so shall it be Amen. Beloved, do not fail in our hoping and trusting the Lord. For He is able to do all that you can ever asked or imagined, For His wish for us is to prosper and be in health even as our soul prospereth.
Let the living the Lord. Alleluia!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang Ifeoma Ohondu
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