Glory glory alleluia His banner over me is love. All glory glory alleluia His banner over me is love. All glory glory alleluia His banner over me is love, His banner over me is love. // Worthy, You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of Lord You are worthy. Worthy You are worthy King of kings Lord of Lord I worship you.

Our Father in heaven, The Eternal Rock of Ages, we bow before you to Praise and worship You. Hallow be thou Name. Let the Kingdom come and Thy will be done on earth. Give us these day our daily bread. Yes! Father thank You for giving us this day and the attending blessings. We bless You, we adore You above all that You have made, glory be to Your Name on high.

Beloved, let us worship God and lift Him up above all other Name. The Lord upheld us from the beginning of the year up until now with His goodness and mercies abound all around us. Beloved, the Lord shielded you from all evil and surround you with mercies. Let us therefore Praise and worship Him.

Beloved, I know that at the beginning of the year we have so much expectation, plans and program set out to achieve. Have those expectation be met or you are still full of expectation? How has it been lately? Did you meet your set goal this year? There is a good news for someone in the  house today, the Lord is saying “enlarge your tent.”

Are you ready to enlarge your tent as instructed by the Lord? If you are expecting God’s blessings, intervention, miracles, deliverance beloved it must not be business as usual. Something is going change. You must change your attitude, action, understanding, belief, and lifestyle. The list is inexhaustible incase yours is not mentioned please try and change it and it will be well with you.

Are you in the Lord’s service? Then you are also encourage to enlarge your tent. Is not going to be business as usual. The Lord’s Service is not by title as you will later discover but for them that are humble at heart. The second ministration will help you greatly as the type of service that is pleasing to God. The service the Lord will bless.

Come on let us discover more:

“Enlarge the site of your tent, and let your tent curtains be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your ropes,  and drive your pegs deep.”—Isaiah 54:2

W hen God comes to a life in power, it is always a time of rejoicing and expectation for the future! Isaiah described this experience as similar to that of a child born to a previously barren woman. The child’s arrival changes everything! Life cannot continue as usual! Whereas the dwelling place might have been large enough for two, it must now be made bigger. The child’s presence causes the parents to completely rearrange the way they were living.

Isaiah proclaimed that when God comes, you must make room for Him in your life. You must “enlarge the place of your tent” because God’s presence will add new dimensions to your life, your family, and your church. You do not simply “add Christ on” to your busy life and carry on with business as usual. When Christ is your Lord, everything changes. Whereas before you may not have expected good things to come through you or in your life, now you should have a spirit of optimism. You ought to expect your life to become richer and fuller. You can anticipate God blessing others through your life. You can look for God to demonstrate His power through your life in increasing measure.

As a Christian, how do you make room for Christ in your life? You repent of your sin. You allow Christ the freedom to do what He wants in you. You watch eagerly for His activity in your life and in your family and in your church. You live your life with the expectancy that Christ will fill you with His power in the days to come and will “stretch” you to do things in His service that you have never done before.

When you have a willing and obedient heart, the Lord will teach you more through the help of the Holy Spirit. Let keep exploring?

“Ye serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:24

 

To what choice order of officials was this word spoken? To kings who proudly boast a right divine? Ah, no! too often do they serve themselves or Satan, and forget the God whose sufferance permits them to wear their mimic majesty for their little hour.

Speaks then the apostle to those so-called “right reverend fathers in God,” the bishops, or “the venerable the archdeacons”? No, indeed, Paul knew nothing of these mere inventions of man. Not even to pastors and teachers, or to the wealthy and esteemed among believers, was this word spoken, but to servants, ay, and to slaves.

Among the toiling multitudes, the journeymen, the day labourers, the domestic servants, the drudges of the kitchen, the apostle found, as we find still, some of the Lord’s chosen, and to them he says, “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

This saying ennobles the weary routine of earthly employments, and sheds a halo around the most humble occupations. To wash feet may be servile, but to wash His feet is royal work. To unloose the shoe-latchet is poor employ, but to unloose the great Master’s shoe is a princely privilege. The shop, the barn, the scullery, and the smithy become temples when men and women do all to the glory of God!

Then “divine service” is not a thing of a few hours and a few places, but all life becomes holiness unto the Lord, and every place and thing, as consecrated as the tabernacle and its golden candlestick.

“Teach me, my God and King, in all things Thee to see;

And what I do in anything to do it as to Thee.

All may of Thee partake, nothing can be so mean,

Which with this tincture, for Thy sake, will not grow bright and clean.

A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine;

Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, makes that and the action fine.

Beloved, did you read that- the service of the Lord is not a thing of a few hours or a few place but all life time engagement unto the Lord, every place and thing ….There is no break in the Lord’s service because even in the place of rest God can bring someone to be ministered to.

When Apostle Paul was caught and was put in the prison, the Lord’s plan was to bring salvation to the jailer and his household. And Paul did not deliver less. The jailer’s entire household was baptized (Acts 16:25-36).

Beloved, we need to be spiritual sensitive to what the Spirit of God is “saying” or “leading” us to do. There is room for laziness in the Kingdom service. Praise God! As we come to end of this year with our expectation met or yet to be met. The Lord is calling on us to change that which is hindering His blessing upon us and be ready to serve him with all humility such service is what is pleasing to Him. May God help us in Jesus Name.

This week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord. we go in His Name and we return with testimonies in Jesus Name.

Remain ever 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.