All Power, all Glory, Adoration to You 2x Holy Father, we welcome You, Blessed Jesus, Holy Spirit welcome You(2) for power . // Blessed be the Name of the Lord He is Worthy to be Praise and adorn Lord we lift our Holy hands in one accord, singing blessed be Thy Name, Blessed be Thy Name, Blessed be The Name of the Lord… I will sing, I will dance, I will rejoice in Lord my God! 2x.

Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it’s in heaven. Give us this daily our daily bread and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespasses against us and lead us not into temptation and delivery us from all evil. Thank You Lord for Your love and care unto us You have made and said we should rejoice and be glad in all that You have made. Glory be Thy Holy Name.

Thank you for another new week and the last of it in this blessed month you have by Your grace and glory persevered us through it. Lord, You are great and all that You made are saying that You are great. I don’t know how to Thank You for all battles fought and own on our behalf. Thank You for silencing the forces of darkness all round the World so that Your children will dwell in peace and safety. Indeed safety is of the Lord.

Beloved, how are you doing? We are moving forward, we are forging ahead. No going back I tell you, no going back. I want to ask you a simply question as we open the day.

Do you know what it means according to the book of John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing”.

The truth remaineth that we are nothing outside of God and His Son Jesus Christ. Great mysteries I tell you. You think you are succeeding in your endeavours but the truth is that it is the back of the Holy Spirit that is keeping and leading you. I have a testimony which in due time I will share with you.

Beloved, the year is far spent, and I believe you are asking questions and probably have not gotten any answer, as so many others are also asking questions due to persistent crisis that are arising daily in our individually lives, and society at large and the body of Christ are not left out.

However, we come with the goodnews that Habakkuk share with his people at the time they were going through crisis and it seems as if all the promises made by God is fading away. You look up and the more you are strategize, the more it is looking as if the world is tiring apart or even going to collapse on you.

What a time to witness the economy looking moving farther-way from anything good. Investment going down and many company shutting down and laying off. Beloved, what shall we to do as God’s children? Fold our hands and watch things go wrong. Or join others to lament?

I decide to join Habakkuk to do exactly what He did and gain victory over the crisis. I have to encourage myself as did David of Old and am here to encourage You to do same with me now as we start the week and run through it so that the glory of God will once again run through the whole nations of the world and together with joy will see the hand of God going through our dead situations and bring back to life everything we have labored for that are collapsing before our very eyes.

We also have pray to God to help us distinguished between what is needful and what is not and that will go a long way to ease our pains, disappoints and guide us into all that will lead joy and gladness all the remaining days of our lives.

Beloved, do know that God knoweth the way of the righteous atleast that should gladden your heart (Ps 1:6). He who asked us to “wait” on Him is ABLE to do exceeding above all what we can ever imagine or ever think off.

Join me dearly beloved as we choose rejoicing over complaining, over anxiety, over worrying, over murmuring as we watch and see God honour His Name above all:

 

Though the fig tree does not bud

and there is no fruit on the vines,

though the olive crop fails

and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen

and no cattle in the stalls,

yet I will triumph in the Lord;

I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!—Habakkuk 3:17–18

At times it seems that everything around you is collapsing. Endeavors you invested in may fail. People to whom you minister may disappoint you. The business or career you worked hard to build may crumble. These times, as difficult as they are, are opportunities to stop and examine what is truly important to you.

Habakkuk witnessed the collapse of most of what mattered to him. Yet through the loss, failure, and disappointment, he was able to distinguish between what was precious to him and what was transitory and empty. He came to the point where he could sincerely say that even if everything around him failed, he still would rejoice in God.

If the fig tree bore no fruit; if the vine produced no grapes; if the flocks and herds stopped reproducing; he would still praise God. His praise might not come easily, as he watched everything fall short of his expectations, but he would praise God nonetheless. Habakkuk could not make fig trees produce figs. He could not control the productivity of the flocks and herds, but he could control his own response to God. He chose to praise the Lord.

Do things seem to be falling apart around you? You can still praise God. Your praise for Him does not depend on the success of your endeavors but on God’s nature and His love and faithfulness to you. Ask God to help you look past worldly concerns to understand the reasons you have to praise Him.

Beloved, rejoice before God Your maker who giveth songs in the night. Let keep going:

“God, my Maker, who giveth songs in the night.” Job 35:10

 

Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it. When wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest or sends home a loaded argosy. It is easy enough for an Aeolian harp to whisper music when the winds blow—the difficulty is for music to swell forth when no wind is stirring.

It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skilful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by—who sings from his heart. No man can make a song in the night of himself; he may attempt it, but he will find that a song in the night must be divinely inspired.

Let all things go well, I can weave songs, fashioning them wherever I go out of the flowers that grow upon my path; but put me in a desert, where no green thing grows, and wherewith shall I frame a hymn of praise to God? How shall a mortal man make a crown for the Lord where no jewels are? Let but this voice be clear, and this body full of health, and I can sing God’s praise: silence my tongue, lay me upon the bed of languishing, and how shall I then chant God’s high praises, unless He Himself give me the song?

 No, it is not in man’s power to sing when all is adverse, unless an altar-coal shall touch his lip. It was a divine song, which Habakkuk sang, when in the night he said, “Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

Then, since our Maker gives songs in the night, let us wait upon Him for the music. O Thou chief musician, let us not remain songless because affliction is upon us, but tune Thou our lips to the melody of thanksgiving.

May God give us songs in our time of distress and help us to know that we are nothing aside Him in Jesus Name. Don’t you ever give up on God for He will work it out for you and He receive glory at the end. Always remember “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Phil 4:6).”

Jesus is our banner; Jesus is above all. Praise the Lord.

Beloved, this week is declared blessed and prosperous for you in the Name of God the Father, and of His Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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.