How wonderful, how glorious is thou loving kindness O lord 2x. // Ancient of days how old are You now, how old now, You will never change, 2x.
Heavenly Father, indeed Lord who can imagine how old You are today? But You changeth not (Num 23:19). Thank You for another breaking of the day and we say Thank You Lord. Gracious God, we Thank You for so many of Your goodness that comes with each day (Ex 33:19). Great are You Lord! Thank You Excellent Jehovah.
Beloveth, another Wednesday is here and I come with good news, “God Never Change.”
He never change, He never change, 2x, is a popular song and an encouraging one for that matter. When you remember that He never change, you are encourage to stand or do whatever He tells you to do.
God never change but His methods and approach changes. And that is where most of us miss it. You listen to a particular testimony and you key into it whole heartedly (no problem) but God is saying “Am not going to do it same way but You will have same result.” That is where the problem begins. We want God to do it our own way not the way it bring glory to His Name.
Your creation from the beginning is to give God glory and so are other works He has ordain for you. Will you patiently wait on Him to perfect all that concerneth You?
Another way of patiently waiting on God is simply to “spend time with Him, begin in His presence, mediating on His Word, worshipping Him, keeping Him at the center of our lives.
Beloved God want us be in union with Him through all that have been mention above. And that is what we are going to spend our day doing.
It doesn’t matter whether you are at work or at home, let you mind be focus on Him to lead you in all your activity today as you adore Him and hallow His Presence in all you do. (people around you will be amazed of what you are becoming).
Patient is one thing I did not have in my early days in relationship. So I hardly keep friends. I like to keep going, therefore, if you must be my friend, you must be up and doing and most importantly you must know your onion (know-all). In fact I don’t know how to wait for anybody and I don’t keep friends that slows me down. But to become what I am today, God had to slow me down, so that I can see and be all He has made me to be.
I can now identify with someone who is not hitting the nail at the head and be patient enough to guide such one to be better. That is the brain child of this ministry. “To help you overcome and be victorious in any area of your life by the help of God.”
But I also discover that most ignorant people don’t want to be guided. They prefer to make mistake, not to learn from it but to keep complaining and being bitter. I pray for someone reading this devotional today that you will not be found among those that are not teachable in Jesus Name.
Another danger in that type of life style is that they don’t easily appropriate the grace of God in their lives. They also find it very difficult to accept the finish work of Calvary. Praise God.
Is important I point out this out early in the course of teaching this subject “Patience” so that you will not misunderstand my teaching. We have agreed that one of components that will help you in the course to pursuing patience faithfully is “waiting”.
Now here this “waiting is not passive, it is very active spiritually. (I always suggest you get involve with things You like doing or will expose You to another world, it mean entail learning a new thing. Just to prevent you from getting bored and want to do things your own way).
While we wait, we need to aggressively expect God to do great things in us and in our lives. An intimate relationship with God will strengthen you in the innermost part of your being. It will strengthen your heart, it will carry you through the hard time in your life with a sense of peace and confidence that all is well, no matter what is happening. It will give you strength to endure tough situation in such a way that many of the people around you may not be able to detect even the slightest stress in your life
When you wait on God the way I describe, you draw everything you need from Him. He is your refuge, your enabler, your joy, your peace, your righteousness, and your hope. He give you everything you need to live in victory over any circumstances.
Considering our topic today, God is not a partial God. what He did to one of His children, He will still do for another. His resources are not limited neither will it be exhausted. What did for the children of Israelite in the days of Pharaoh, He will do for someone who is ready to obey Him and patiently wait for His appearing in that situation.
Don’t forget that while you are waiting on Him through prayers, asking Him for direction, He is working it out so that when He eventually release you back into your world you will be a “Wonder to be hold” If you are the one the Spirit of God is speaking to right now shout a big “Alleluia”.
Today, God will begin to put a notable difference between you and your stubborn pursuers. As Pharaoh fail and perish so will the Lord orchestrate their end. Remember also He is making your enemies to be under footstool.
Let read on:
“But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” Exod. 11:7
What! has God power over the tongues of dogs? Can he keep curs from barking? Yes, it is even so. He can even prevent an Egyptian dog from worrying one of the lambs of Israel’s flock. Doth God silence dogs, and doggish ones among men, and the great dog at hell’s gate? Then let us move on our way without fear.
If He lets dogs move their tongues, yet He can stop their teeth. They may make a dreadful noise, and still do us no real harm. Yet, how sweet is quiet! How delightful to move about among enemies, and perceive that God maketh them to be at peace with us! Like Daniel in the den of lions, we are unhurt amid destroyers.
Oh, that today, this word of the Lord to Israel might be true to me! Does the dog worry me? I will tell my Lord about him. Lord, he does not care for my pleadings; do thou speak the word of power, and he must lie down. Give me peace, O my God, and let me see thy hand so distinctly in it that I may most clearly perceive the difference which thy grace has made between me and the ungodly!
And I add Amen! God promise is what we are going to read next, He promised to “be with you alway, (until tomorrow) God said, unto the end of the world”. Beloved, till your end and unto eternity, God will be with you. so read on:
“I am with you alway.” Matthew 28:20
It is well there is One who is ever the same, and who is ever with us. It is well there is one stable rock amidst the billows of the sea of life. O my soul, set not thine affections upon rusting, moth-eaten, decaying treasures, but set thine heart upon Him who abides for ever faithful to thee.
Build not thine house upon the moving quicksands of a deceitful world, but found thy hopes upon this rock, which, amid descending rain and roaring floods, shall stand immovably secure. My soul, I charge thee, lay up thy treasure in the only secure cabinet; store thy jewels where thou canst never lose them.
Put thine all in Christ; set all thine affections on His person, all thy hope in His merit, all thy trust in His efficacious blood, all thy joy in His presence, and so thou mayest laugh at loss, and defy destruction. Remember that all the flowers in the world’s garden fade by turns, and the day cometh when nothing will be left but the black, cold earth. Death’s black extinguisher must soon put out thy candle.
Oh! how sweet to have sunlight when the candle is gone! The dark flood must soon roll between thee and all thou hast; then wed thine heart to Him who will never leave thee; trust thyself with Him who will go with thee through the black and surging current of death’s stream, and who will land thee safely on the celestial shore, and make thee sit with Him in heavenly places for ever.
Go, sorrowing son of affliction, tell thy secrets to the Friend who sticketh closer than a brother. Trust all thy concerns with Him who never can be taken from thee, who will never leave thee, and who will never let thee leave Him, even “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” “Lo, I am with you alway,” is enough for my soul to live upon, let who will forsake me.
Beloved, are still struggling with the patient God wants You to instil in your life? Don’t build on a quicksands that will not carry through the storm but patiently wait on God, he will show you and take You through to dominate Your world.
You have been struggling before now why don’t you obey the voice that say I will make a way for you in the wilderness. For some of us God creating a new thing, to some others He is bring them out from the dungeon and to some others God is working on their attitude while He keep them in the waiting room.
Do waste another opportunity in your haste rather hang on there and patiently wait for Him to complete the good work He has started in you.
Pray today, God put in me the Spirit that can only go when You say so and wait as long as You want me to wait. Enough of mess in live Lord! Help me I pray Thee in Jesus Name (Ps 72:12).
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu