Heavenly Father, we thank You for yet another day in this part of eternity, thank You Gracious One for all You have done for us and yet to do, we are looking up to You Who can do all things no matter how impossible it seem; my father is able to do. Thank You for Your faithfulness in the lives of Your children, we can’t thank You enough; for we know in thanking You every impossibility in our lives will become possible.
Beloved, yesterday the Lord ushered us into our month of “thanksgiving” and am sure you are thankful for the live you have and the air you breathe without a cost. A man of God shared with us recently on how the devil capitalized in reminding us about things God has not done for us and he never mentioned the ones God has done. I want to remind you peradventure you are complaining about what you don’t have. The house or properties you are yet to complete, the life partner you are yet to meet, the car you are yet to buy, but you have legs to go where you want.
The car you are sad about will not drive in your rooms, so you still better off with your two legs intact. Praise God someone! I can identify with these and thank God that He made me strong enough to walk with my two legs without help and sooner than I imagine He will honour me again in Jesus name and He will do same for you in Jesus name! Amen!
In case you are not very cheerful and happy come with me to see that even in that abandoned state Your Father is Faithful and will remain forever faithful:
Ever Feel Abandoned?
Have you ever been crushed by circumstances? Overwhelmed by life? Whiplashed by a situation that seems out of your control? Take courage, because your loving Sovereign is concerned for the most defenseless among us: “A defender of widows.“ (Psalm 68:5a) (See Psalm 72:2, 4)
Ever feel like a prisoner to your surroundings? Or to your sins? Or to life itself ? The good news is that “God leads forth the prisoners with singing.“ (Psalm 68:6) (See Psalm 107:10, 14; 147:6; Isaiah 61:1)
In case you are wondering if He is there, or even cares about your situation,
- · Muse over the words from Mozart’s Requiem, “Remember, merciful Jesu, that I am the cause of your journey.“
- · Ponder the profundity of Brenan Manning’s story of an Irish priest who observes an old peasant kneeling by the side of the road, praying. Impressed, the priest says to the man, “You must be very close to God.“ The peasant looks up from his prayers, thinks a moment, and then smiles, “Yes, He‘s very fond of me.“
- · Identify with Karl Barth’s response to someone’s inquiry as to the most profound thought he had learned in all his theological studies, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.“
Just how do we daily experience His grace? By total surrender to the lordship issues God has already identified in our lives. It is He, after all who gently reminds us that “only the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.“ (Psalm 68:6b) All He asks from us is radical honesty, and radical dependency, thus releasing Him to do what is so dear to His heart: “Daily [bear] our burdens.“ (Psalm 68:19b)
Be assured that God will covers and protects you from all the assaults of the devil and its agents the message below will give you more on this:
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Ps. 91:4
A condescending simile indeed! Just as a hen protects her brood and allows them to nestle under her wings, so will the Lord defend His people, and permit them to hide away in Him. Have we not seen the little chicks peeping out from under the mother’s feathers? Have we not heard their little cry of contented joy? In this way let us shelter ourselves in our God, and feel overflowing peace in knowing that He is guarding us.
While the Lord covers us we trust. It would be strange if we did not. How can we distrust when Jehovah Himself becomes house and home, refuge and rest to us?
This done, we go out to war in His name and enjoy the same guardian care. We need shield and buckler, and when we implicitly trust God, even as the chick trusts the hen, we find His truth arming us from head to foot. The Lord cannot lie; He must be faithful to His people; His promise must stand. This sure truth is all the shield we need. Behind it we defy the fiery darts of the enemy.
Come, my soul, hide under those great wings, lose thyself among those soft feathers! How happy thou art!
That being true, let us offer this prayer to Him, “Lord, thank you for what you have allowed to come my way. I repent of my rebellion, fear, anger and stubborn self-will. In this moment I surrender to your Lordship, and choose to believe that for today you are my sufficiency and the answer to my every need. Thank you in Jesus‘ Name. Amen.”
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu