We are saying thank You Jesus, thank You my Lord. We are saying thank You Jesus, thank You my Lord. For Your kindness, we say thank You, thank You my Lord, for Your mercies, we say thank You, thank You my God. I will lift Your Name Higher, O Jehovah Alpha and Omega, I will lift up Jesus Higher x2.
Father, we thank You for the gift of another week, another grace to make it right before God and before men. Another opportunity to be what God created me to be. Praise the Name of the Lord.
Beloved, how are you doing? O good, tried, worried, disappointed, despair, can’t describe it. Is okay. Whichever category you fall into, I want you to know that God is faithful, ever tender, lovingkindness, full of mercies and compassion. He knows about it and He is working out your deliverance, healing, restoration, honour, goodness. He is working out your salvation.
Remember we said on the first day of this month that this is a period of remembrance. So do not be despair because the Lord your God will remember you and show forth His praise in your life. Every good deeds, acts of kindness you done or shown to those that are of the household of God, will be remember by God.
Do you remember Mordecai, who save the life of king Ahasuerus and no reward was given, not even the mention of it. But a day came, God cause the king to remember this noble act done by this Jewish man, a Benjaminite. He was rewarded, not just in the secret, but he was honoured by the man who planned to annihilate all the Jewish people and plunder their possession. God did not stop there, the king ordered him to be hanged on the gallows he dug for Mordecai. Esther 5:14; 6:3-11; 7:9-10.
I want you to notice something in chapter 3 verse 9 of Esther that Haman promised to pay into the king’s treasuries Ten Thousand talents of silver for those who will carry out this wicked act. Can you see the extend the evils ones can go in mortgaging your future, bent on destroying your business, career, family, and everything you have ever worked for?
But I have good news for you, God will turn their evil schemes against you back to themselves, they will pay will their own life, in place of business/career failure they planned for you, theirs will fail. Never mind whatever you are passing through now, the Lord will come to your aid and proffer solution for you. He will show you a way out.
Remember our advice usually is for you to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Do not ideal away, keep your mind busy by engaging in something worthwhile, never give the devil a foothold either by unforgivness, angry or sin.
God will remember you, deliver you and reward you.
“Go and announce directly to Jerusalem that this is what the Lord says:
I remember the loyalty of your youth, your love as a bride— how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.”—Jeremiah 2:2
Even when our hearts grow cold toward God and our devotion to Him weakens, His love remains steadfast. We may forget God, but He remembers us.
God was concerned because the people of Judah had allowed their hearts to drift far from Him. In a powerful moment, God shared His heart with His people, recalling what it was like when they first began loving Him. He remembered how they had loved Him, as a new bride loves her husband, with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. He recalled the kindness they had expressed as they willingly followed Him wherever He led them. God reminded them of the love they had once had for Him, so that the memory might rekindle feelings of devotion and their hearts might return to Him.
If you do not guard our heart, you will grow cold in your love for Christ. A time may come when He approaches you and reminds you what your relationship was once like. Do you recollect the joy that permeated your life when you first became a Christian? Do you recall the youthful commitments you made to Him, pledging to do anything He told you to do? Do you remember the thrill you experienced each time you came to understand a new dimension of His nature? Spiritual memory is important. You may not realize how far you have drifted from God until you contrast the love you are expressing to Him now with that of earlier days.
God has not changed. He is the same Person you gave your heart to when you became a Christian (Mal. 3:6–7). If your love for God is not as intense as it once was, return to Him. He will restore the intimate fellowship you once shared with Him.
Is love waxing cold towards your Maker? Can you identify what went wrong? Have you given up on your Creator? Have the cares of this world drifted you away from your first love? Have you abandon your calling, career, business? Are you allowing yourselves to go into depression or despair? Come and read this, the Lord is encouraging you to start again. Get up and start moving for you have been long enough on this mountain; is time to launch out again. get out from your comfort zone and march into the battle field:
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough.’”—Deuteronomy 1:6
If God allowed us to live on the “mountaintop,” we would not experience trials, but neither would we achieve any victories. The Israelites had gathered at the foot of Mount Horeb while God spoke to them and gave them His law. It was a breathtaking experience! Fire and smoke covered that awesome mountain; lightning flashed, and loud trumpet sounds pierced the air in a deafening crescendo! The ground at the foot of the mountain shook, and the people trembled in fear (Exod. 19:16–25).
As important as it was for God’s people to have this inspiring encounter with Him, their Lord had not rescued them from Egypt in order for them to settle around a mountain in the wilderness. God delivered them so that they could conquer the Promised Land. God wanted to demonstrate His power to the Israelites so that they would trust Him in their conquest of Canaan. Finally, God announced that they had been long enough at the mountain; it was time to go to battle.
The mountain is an enticing place to set up camp. Peter, James, and John were prepared to reside on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, but their Lord knew that a demon-possessed boy needed their assistance down below (Matt. 17:4, 14–18). At times God will graciously provide you a mountaintop experience. These times come in many settings: during your time alone with Him, at a Christian conference, by reading a Christian book, or at a prayer meeting. You may wish you could spend the rest of your life basking in the glow of your encounter with God. But remember, these mountaintop encounters are God’s way of preparing you for the battles that await you.
Beloved, before we draw our curtain, can you answer this question sincerely, what will God remember you for? Is there any kind of kindness heaven will remember you for on the day of your battle, temptation, bed of sickness and show mercies towards you or your children or your generation long after you have gone?
David remember the house of Saul to show them kindness due to the love and kindness of Jonathan to him. Their land all that belong to Saul was restored to Jonathan son Mephibosheth including his servant of his grandfather (2 Sam 9: 6- 13).
What act of kindness will you be remember for, or all you care for is the blessings of God on you and your family alone. To make others to hold you in high esteem other than making their lives better. A call to have rethink in what we receive from the Lord.
May God remember us and bless us even as we live out His command.
Remain blessed in the Lord.