Father, we thank You for all Your goodness in the lives of Your children, we are grateful for all that you have given us, and we came to say thank You Lord. We learnt in Your Word that a broken and a contrite heart Thou will not despised, Lord, we bow before Your presence and we give all the glory, honour, adoration unto Your Holy Name in the Jesus Name! Amen.
We pray Thee that all our outstanding blessing in this month will locate us and bless us indeed in the Name of Jesus.
Beloved, it has been truly a victorious one in the Lord all through this month. Testimonies of what the Lord did in the lives of His children abound. Healings and miracles via the Word of God. It is indeed a glorious one. The Lord gave insight to some puzzles and mind boggling questions in life through encounters in the word.
Peradventure, you have not gotten to your desires destination for the month, I implore you to do what Isaac did. What did the son of Abraham did that set him apart and kept him going even when others are stuck and paralysis with the state of the economy.
This beloved son learnt so fast from his father, he went to the field to mediate in evening, when others are retiring to rest after the day activities. He gave himself no rest but he went before His Creator to seek out directions. The result is evident and visible to all to see.
Every breakthrough comes with an encounter with a “word”. This is a principle that work everywhere even in the secular. We are a product of the word we hear and confess. The word we received mingled with faith backed up with action yields result. For every miracle performed either by God or Jesus is usually precedes by a word and when we believe it, God shows us how to go about it and the result is the tangible proof of God answers to our request.
I encourage you again, seek Him on that issue that is bothering your life and God will surely show you the way out. Hang on there, keep tight and hold fast that which you know and the richness in the Word of God will increase you and make you fat in all areas of your endeavours in the Name of Jesus:
“Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide.” Genesis 24:63
Very admirable was his occupation. If those who spend so many hours in idle company, light reading, and useless pastimes, could learn wisdom, they would find more profitable society and more interesting engagements in meditation than in the vanities which now have such charms for them. We should all know more, live nearer to God, and grow in grace, if we were more alone.
Meditation chews the cud and extracts the real nutriment from the mental food gathered elsewhere. When Jesus is the theme, meditation is sweet indeed. Isaac found Rebecca while engaged in private musings; many others have found their best beloved there.
Very admirable was the choice of place. In the field we have a study hung round with texts for thought. From the cedar to the hyssop, from the soaring eagle down to the chirping grasshopper, from the blue expanse of heaven to a drop of dew, all things are full of teaching, and when the eye is divinely opened, that teaching flashes upon the mind far more vividly than from written books. Our little rooms are neither so healthy, so suggestive, so agreeable, or so inspiring as the fields. Let us count nothing common or unclean, but feel that all created things point to their Maker, and the field will at once be hallowed.
Very admirable was the season. The season of sunset as it draws a veil over the day, befits that repose of the soul when earthborn cares yield to the joys of heavenly communion. The glory of the setting sun excites our wonder, and the solemnity of approaching night awakens our awe. If the business of this day will permit it, it will be well, dear reader, if you can spare an hour to walk in the field at eventide, but if not, the Lord is in the town too, and will meet with thee in thy chamber or in the crowded street. Let thy heart go forth to meet Him.
God is still in business of doing good and whatever your eyes have seen and you believe God for, He will do for you. Sometimes our problem in dealing with God is the aspect of “believing” or as I prefer to say “Trusting” God.
Of all the miracle did by Jesus, the most outstanding and astonishing is the encounter of Jesus with the Centurion, who declared himself unworthy before Christ and only asked Jesus to send a Word and his servant will be made whole. Note here, Jesus agreed to “go” with him to his house. He did not say “no” neither did he said was “busy”.
According to him, “he is a man under authority and understood everything about it”. He knows that a Word from Jesus is a done deal. His Word settles every issues; send Satan packing and puts you in command.
This is not usually the case with us, even when God has spoken or given His word on a matter, we still want proof from God other than believing in the performance of that which He has been spoken and believing that it is very possible to Him that uttered the Word to perform it as did Mary.
Mary is another person that exhibited an incredible faith in God, very outstanding faith. Her case is so profound because it has never been but she believed the spoken Word of God by the angel and so it was done to her “according to her faith”.
Now, dare you believe God that all things are possible to him that believeth? Come again, let’s conduct another search:
“All things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23
Many professed Christians are always doubting and fearing, and they forlornly think that this is the necessary state of believers. This is a mistake, for “all things are possible to him that believeth”; and it is possible for us to mount into a state in which a doubt or a fear shall be but as a bird of passage flitting across the soul, but never lingering there.
When you read of the high and sweet communions enjoyed by favoured saints, you sigh and murmur in the chamber of your heart, “Alas! these are not for me.” O climber, if thou hast but faith, thou shalt yet stand upon the sunny pinnacle of the temple, for “all things are possible to him that believeth.”
You hear of exploits which holy men have done for Jesus; what they have enjoyed of Him; how much they have been like Him; how they have been able to endure great persecutions for His sake; and you say, “Ah! as for me, I am but a worm; I can never attain to this.” But there is nothing which one saint was, that you may not be.
There is no elevation of grace, no attainment of spirituality, no clearness of assurance, no post of duty, which is not open to you if you have but the power to believe. Lay aside your sackcloth and ashes, and rise to the dignity of your true position; you are little in Israel because you will be so, not because there is any necessity for it.
It is not meet that thou shouldst grovel in the dust, O child of a King. Ascend! The golden throne of assurance is waiting for you! The crown of communion with Jesus is ready to bedeck your brow. Wrap yourself in scarlet and fine linen, and fare sumptuously every day; for if thou believest, thou mayst eat the fat of kidneys of wheat; thy land shall flow with milk and honey, and thy soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness.
Gather golden sheaves of grace, for they await thee in the fields of faith. “All things are possible to him that believeth.”
Has the Lord said it, that same God will do it. “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want”.
What are you “wanting” dear beloved, everything is in Him. Go for that fountain that never runs dry; go for Jesus and you will be satisfy. Only one ‘Word” you are sure of a victorious living.
Remain blessed in the Lord.