Do not allow me, do not allow me, do not allow me, Jesus to go empty handed 2x.// he is alive forever He is alive my Jesus is alive forever He is alive amen!

Thank God we are serving a living God in the land of the living. O God! We Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for helping us thus far, we are not unmindful of Your goodness and love towards us. And we are here to say Thank You Lord.

Heavenly Father, we glorify Your Holy Name, we exalt You above all other gods and we worship You. Blessed be thy Name forever and ever. Mighty in battle, Wonderful Redeemer, Precious I Am. Thank You.

Beloved, how are you doing today? Is good to know that we are to enter into His presence and the result will speak in our lives in Jesus Name.

One significant thing about prayer is that it helps us to see the way God sees. When you pray with scripture, reminding God His own Word or Word as it is written in the book of liberty, it result is awesome. God will walk through that situation and you will never know it once existed. Praise God.

One of the ways in achieving greater effect as we consistently instill the spirit of patience in our live is by praying. As we pray unto God for His help, He grant us the grace to wait on Him. Waiting on God faithfully renews our strength.

It is a great time to search out the scripture as concerns what you are trusting God for. It is a time to go before God and let Him know that we are nothing without Him. It is a time to draw strength from the Word of live. It is a time to lean totally on God for His renewal and we must not take it for granted.

A child of God does not just run through the life without constantly touching base with the owner of His life. You cannot run through the year without seeking renewal and infilling from the Spirit of God. As we learnt during the week “depression and despair” can set in. So, we must be ever ready to get ourselves renewed in the Word, through Worship, praying and fasting and any other instruction as it will please our Father to reveal unto us.

Renewing our Spirit man helps to subdue the flesh and help us to live as God’s intended us to live else we grieve the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:30). Like the eagle we are likened to, its renewal process is fascinating and awesome. There came time its life, he must renew himself, especially when his take off is not as fast as it was years ago; his sharp talons have grown dull; his feathers have worn and give off a telltale when he dive for his prey. He is still an eagle, but he has lost much of his strength and prowess.

When this happen the eagle knows that it is time to renew himself, the process is not easy, he does that enduring much pain but at the end it pays off. The regrowth he needs will take at least forty days and while waiting for new feathers to grow, he also sharpens his talons by rubbing it back and front on the rock. Other eagles who have already gone through this process may drop food to him. He goes through a quiet season of relative weakness but his strength is renew.

I believe there is someone God is saying the same thing to “You need renewal. You have to wait patiently on me as there something which needs to be taken off and yet some others that need to be added to you before you continue on the journey ahead. Like we learnt from Elijah too, after he was refreshed, he went on a forty day journey without getting tried.

Take out time beloved and learn from the eagle for I also believe God has something for us to learn from this process the eagle endures.  There are times we feel dry, weak, defeated, and discouraged. There are times when life deals a bitter blows, and our dreams crumble right before our eyes, when someone we love hurts us, when someone we trust betrays us, when we really thought something was finally going to work out. These are the kind of situations that makes us want to quit.

Beloved, during those times, we really need to be renewed. If we don’t take time for renewal, we are in danger of reacting to our circumstance emotionally, which always means responding without wisdom and often contributes to making bad situation even worse.

In today’s teaching, we just want to remind us that God can never forget you. It might look as He is not hearing you when you pray, not responding to your request as fast it was in the past. Just know you might be in a season when He is drawing your attention to something big, new vision or assignment. Be patient to find out which season you are now.

Did Christ felt abandoned, yes at a time on the cross and he yell out. Do you remember in our teaching of yesterday that “groaning is permissible, but grumbling, murmuring and complaining not allow.” Praise the Name of the Lord!

Is time to go for more discoveries:

“Forsake me not, O Lord.” Psalm 38:21

 

Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life, however holy, in which we can do without His constant upholding. Whether in light or in darkness, in communion or in temptation, we alike need the prayer, “Forsake me not, O Lord.” “Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe.”

A little child, while learning to walk, always needs the nurse’s aid. The ship left by the pilot drifts at once from her course. We cannot do without continued aid from above; let it then be your prayer today, “Forsake me not. Father, forsake not Thy child, lest he fall by the hand of the enemy.

Shepherd, forsake not Thy lamb, lest he wander from the safety of the fold. Great Husbandman, forsake not Thy plant, lest it wither and die. ‘Forsake me not, O Lord,’ now; and forsake me not at any moment of my life. Forsake me not in my joys, lest they absorb my heart. Forsake me not in my sorrows, lest I murmur against Thee. Forsake me not in the day of my repentance, lest I lose the hope of pardon, and fall into despair; and forsake me not in the day of my strongest faith, lest faith degenerate into presumption.

Forsake me not, for without Thee I am weak, but with Thee I am strong. Forsake me not, for my path is dangerous, and full of snares, and I cannot do without Thy guidance. The hen forsakes not her brood, do Thou then evermore cover me with Thy feathers, and permit me under Thy wings to find my refuge.

‘Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.’ ‘Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!'”

 

“O ever in our cleansed breast,

Bid Thine Eternal Spirit rest;

And make our secret soul to be

A temple pure and worthy Thee.”

Beloved, I feel reassured that my heavenly Father will not forsake us, neither will He leave us. Do not believe any lie from the devil. God is constantly around You, He is closer than the very breathe in your nostrils, He will never forsake you neither will He abandon you.

Jesus cried while on the cross, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” but God need Him to bear through with our sins for He cannot behold iniquity, not ever on His own Son even though He (Jesus) was on a mission He (God) sent Him (Jesus). Notwithstanding that, He humbled Himself and died on the cross just for you and I to be save. What a priceless gift. Come on along as we read more.

 

He humbled Himself.” Philippians 2:8

 

Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples’ feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See Him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentence the compendium of His biography, “He humbled Himself”?

Was He not on earth always stripping off first one robe of honour and then another, till, naked, He was fastened to the cross, and there did He not empty out His inmost self, pouring out His life-blood, giving up for all of us, till they laid Him penniless in a borrowed grave? How low was our dear Redeemer brought!

How then can we be proud? Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purple drops by which you have been cleansed; see the thorn-crown; mark His scourged shoulders, still gushing with encrimsoned rills; see hands and feet given up to the rough iron, and His whole self to mockery and scorn; see the bitterness, and the pangs, and the throes of inward grief, showing themselves in His outward frame; hear the thrilling shriek, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, you do not know Him. You were so lost that nothing could save you but the sacrifice of God’s only begotten. Think of that, and as Jesus stooped for you, bow yourself in lowliness at His feet. A sense of Christ’s amazing love to us has a greater tendency to humble us than even a consciousness of our own guilt.

May the Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer be that of the pompous man of pride, but we shall take the humble place of one who loves much because much has been forgiven him. Pride cannot live beneath the cross.

Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice.

Did you read that, pride cannot live beneath the cross? Beloved, humble thyself before the Almighty God and learnt from Him.

As we pray today, may we receive grace to be obedient to every instruction as we into the law of liberty. May we be refresh and our strength renew in Jesus Name. Get down to it, where and how you get renew to avoid burn- out, depression or despair (Matt 26:41).

Don’t forget, He will never forsake you come what may; He is Your El-Shaddia.

 

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.