Thank You thank You Lord, thank Lord for every You have done. Everybody testifying You are good, You are good Jehovah You are good, Everybody testifying You are good, You are good Jehovah You are good. Serving the Living God, I am serving the living God Amen.

Our Father we thank you for the month of January. Thank You for being God indeed unto us. We are grateful and we return to give You thanks. Thank You for watching over us, protecting and guiding us from all evil. Thank You for the strength You bestowed upon us for exploits. Thank You and thank You for ever more. Thank for Your promises and miracles all through the month. Receive all glory, all honour, all adoration in the name of Jesus.

Dearly beloved, what an awesome moment to praise our God that is ever Faithful, ever Reliable, Dependable and Wonderful in all His acts, strange acts among us. I believe we all have testimonies of His goodness to share.

Many of us has been waiting on God since the beginning of the year and God has been so Faithful and Kind to us. Be strong, the Lord will renew your strength, the remaining months of this year will be a walkover. Just remain faithful and shrink not back in fear.

Be thankful enough for His finger you have seen, you will yet see His outstretch Hand. The God that delivered the children of Israelite will surely do same for us through Jesus Christ.

“And so all Israel shall be saved.” Romans 11:26

Then Moses sang at the Red Sea, it was his joy to know that all Israel were safe. Not a drop of spray fell from that solid wall until the last of God’s Israel had safely planted his foot on the other side the flood. That done, immediately the floods dissolved into their proper place again, but not till then. Part of that song was, “Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed.”

In the last time, when the elect shall sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and of the Lamb, it shall be the boast of Jesus, “Of all whom thou hast given me, I have lost none.” In heaven there shall not be a vacant throne.

“For all the chosen race

Shall meet around the throne,

Shall bless the conduct of His grace,

And make His glories known.”

As many as God hath chosen, as many as Christ hath redeemed, as many as the Spirit hath called, as many as believe in Jesus, shall safely cross the dividing sea. We are not all safely landed yet:

“Part of the host have crossed the flood,

And part are crossing now.”

The vanguard of the army has already reached the shore. We are marching through the depths; we are at this day following hard after our Leader into the heart of the sea. Let us be of good cheer: the rear-guard shall soon be where the vanguard already is; the last of the chosen ones shall soon have crossed the sea, and then shall be heard the song of triumph, when all are secure. But oh! if one were absent—oh! if one of His chosen family should be cast away—it would make an everlasting discord in the song of the redeemed, and cut the strings of the harps of paradise, so that music could never be extorted from them.

His arm is not short to deliver us whatsoever be it only be strong. We are under the new covenant; a better covenant that is in Christ Jesus.

“He was sore athirst, and called on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of Thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst?” Judges 15:18

 

Samson was thirsty and ready to die. The difficulty was totally different from any which the hero had met before. Merely to get thirst assuaged is nothing like so great a matter as to be delivered from a thousand Philistines! but when the thirst was upon him, Samson felt that little present difficulty more weighty than the great past difficulty out of which he had so specially been delivered.

It is very usual for God’s people, when they have enjoyed a great deliverance, to find a little trouble too much for them. Samson slays a thousand Philistines, and piles them up in heaps, and then faints for a little water! Jacob wrestles with God at Peniel, and overcomes Omnipotence itself, and then goes “halting on his thigh!” Strange that there must be a shrinking of the sinew whenever we win the day. As if the Lord must teach us our littleness, our nothingness, in order to keep us within bounds.

Samson boasted right loudly when he said, “I have slain a thousand men.” His boastful throat soon grew hoarse with thirst, and he betook himself to prayer. God has many ways of humbling His people. Dear child of God, if after great mercy you are laid very low, your case is not an unusual one. When David had mounted the throne of Israel, he said, “I am this day weak, though anointed king.” You must expect to feel weakest when you are enjoying your greatest triumph.

If God has wrought for you great deliverances in the past, your present difficulty is only like Samson’s thirst, and the Lord will not let you faint, nor suffer the daughter of the uncircumcised to triumph over you. The road of sorrow is the road to heaven, but there are wells of refreshing water all along the route. So, tried brother, cheer your heart with Samson’s words, and rest assured that God will deliver you ere long.

Beloved, the Lord will not for seek you neither will He leave you. His mouth has promise; His hand will be bring it to past. I see your wilderness turning into a fruitful land and your fruitful land into a forest and so shall it be in Jesus Name.

As we thank God for the gift of January, let us also believe Him for the rest of the year. He Who began this good work in us, will see us through to the end. Just keep hope alive in Christ and He will bear you up on His wings lest you dash your feet. Praise God.

Have a wonderful weekend. See you next week; next month by His special grace.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.