Be gracious unto me O! My God, for in You there is fullness of joy. When I look up to heaven, where cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Thank You for being God unto me, for without Your help I will be grounded.
Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of story divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His spirit, wash in His blood.
Beloved, that is my song this beautiful morning to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Wondering the outburst of this song, like Mary, the mother of Jesus when she visited Elizabeth after the Annunciation.
Beloved, we are serving a God Whose Word will not fall. He said, the world can come to an end but His Word must find full expression in the lives of His people. Dear reader, hope you are one of them. In case you are not yet born- again, click here to be belong to this awesome family of God.
Has He made a promise, He will surly fulfilled it. For God cannot lie. Delays are not denial. Come to Him in prayer, He will not cast you out but will answer you, except where you pray amiss. God keeps His promises.
“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” Eccl. 11:1
We must not expect to see an immediate reward for all the good we do; nor must we always confine our efforts to places and persons which seem likely to yield us a recompense for our labors. The Egyptian casts his seed upon the waters of the Nile, where it might seem a sheer waste of corn. But in due time the flood subsides, the rice or other grain sinks into the fertile mud, and rapidly a harvest is produced. Let us today do good to the unthankful and the evil. Let us teach the careless and the obstinate. Unlikely waters may cover hopeful soil. Nowhere shall our labor be in vain in the Lord.
It is ours to cast our bread upon the waters; it remains with God to fulfill the promise, “Thou shalt find it.” He will not let His promise fail. His good word which we have spoken shall live, shall be found, shall be found by us. Perhaps not just yet, but some day we shall reap what we have sown. We must exercise our patience; for perhaps the Lord may exercise it. “After many days,” says the Scripture, and in many instances those days run into months and years, and yet the Word stands true. God’s promise will keep; let us mind that we keep the precept, and keep it this day.
Beloved, are you sensing in your spirit that God is sending you to NEW LOCATION, a new job opportunity, relocation, opting for your ministry assignment, like Jacob, you are not comfortably with the new development. Listen, we come to such a time when we encounter such a moment in life. It is important to seek God in prayers and if after praying and interceding, you still feel strongly the hand of God leading you. Do not delay, He will be with as He was with the Israelite, at the due time He will rescue your children in case you are gone like in Jacob’s. FEAR NOT:
“Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again.” Genesis 46:3,4
Jacob must have shuddered at the thought of leaving the land of his father’s sojourning, and dwelling among heathen strangers. It was a new scene, and likely to be a trying one: who shall venture among couriers of a foreign monarch without anxiety? Yet the way was evidently appointed for him, and therefore he resolved to go.
This is frequently the position of believers now—they are called to perils and temptations altogether untried: at such seasons let them imitate Jacob’s example by offering sacrifices of prayer unto God, and seeking His direction; let them not take a step until they have waited upon the Lord for His blessing: then they will have Jacob’s companion to be their friend and helper.
How blessed to feel assured that the Lord is with us in all our ways, and condescends to go down into our humiliations and banishments with us! Even beyond the ocean our Father’s love beams like the sun in its strength. We cannot hesitate to go where Jehovah promises His presence; even the valley of death shade grows bright with the radiance of this assurance.
Marching onwards with faith in their God, believers shall have Jacob’s promise. They shall be brought up again, whether it be from the troubles of life or the chambers of death. Jacob’s seed came out of Egypt in due time, and so shall all the faithful pass unscathed through the tribulation of life, and the terror of death.
Let us exercise Jacob’s confidence. “Fear not,” is the Lord’s command and His divine encouragement to those who at His bidding are launching upon new seas; the divine presence and preservation forbid so much as one unbelieving fear. Without our God we should fear to move; but when He bids us to, it would be dangerous to tarry. Reader, go forward, and fear not.
May God gives you deeper understanding in Jesus Name, Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu