To You Lord be all the glory, to You Father be all the honour, to You Lord be all the glory and adoration forever more.// I will exalt You Lord for Thou has lifted me above my enemies, Your banner over me is love, I will exalt Lord for thou has lifted me above my enemies, Your banner over me is love.

Father, we thank You we exalt You above all the other gods, gracious God thank You, we honour You we adore You forever and ever in Jesus Name. Thank You for miracles that only You can do. Thank You for unprecedented favours that descend from the Throne. Thank You Lord for standing strong on our behalf even when all has fall. Am rejoicing that Jesus conquer the world and it so pleasing to know that You are Constant and everything written about You is great.  Great are You Lord. You are fearful and Your splendor in glory. Those that trust in You can never be confounded for there is a voice that will say this is the way walk therein. Glory be to Your Name Lord.

Beloved, we are serving a miracle working God. If God is your God shout alleluia. If your God is a payer answering God, shout a believing Amen. Did you seek the Lord in prayers, with praises and adoration? You will found Him, the Word faileth not.

I want to dwell a little on the word “adoration.” Have you ever practice it as a means of worship? Or do I rather start this way. Do you know what “adoration” is? Have you enjoyed it either through a parent or a love one or a friend or colleague comment? How do you feel?

The word Adoration is “Esteem” that is having a high regard, respect, admiration, love for someone. Another word for it is “Worship” which is can also be reverence, idolization, glorification, exaltation, honour or devotion. The opposite of it is “hatred.

I knew the meaning of this word both as a word and in practice or experience so i know how it feel to be adored. I also have experience hatred to it full measure, which is not palatable especially when it coming from quarters that is endearing to your heart. Is painful and exhaustive but you know what, God is above all.

So when speak of adoring God, I know the feelings that goes with it and I don’t hesitate to offer it to God because it works more than any worship mode ever thought out by men. It goes along with prayers, praise, and whatever manner you want to approach God.

Adoration put in another way is eulogizing God. Like a sweet smelling sacrifice it attract God attention and make God to pronounce blessings upon man that He has created (Gen 8:20-22) Glory be to God.

Do you want to delight God please adore Him as you pray, sing and offer service to Him. the people of the world use it for their earthly king how much more we the children of the King of kings should use it to bless our Father in heaven. Glory be to God.

Beloved, it does not matter where you are today as you read this piece, what is important is that you believe God is able to do what He says He will do.

Suffering, temptations and cross is makes up a human life but we must resist every inflictions from devil and its agents in disguise as if it is from God. Praise the Lord!

While in trials we must not murmur against God or rebel against Him but with humility of heart we will offer back to Him all what we are going through and He will be quick to deliver us from them all. (Ps 103:2) Praise God!

Beloved, this test has a reward of “crown of life” do you want to miss it if not come along with to see that you preserve your faith till the end to qualify for the promised crown Praise the Name of the Lord. Let’s go:

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.” James 1:12

 

Yes, he is blessed while he is enduring the trial. No eye can see this till it has been anointed with heavenly eye-salve. But he must endure it, and neither rebel against God, nor turn aside from his integrity. He is blessed who has gone through the fire, and has not been consumed as a counterfeit.

When the test is over, then comes the hallmark of divine approval — “the crown of life.” As if the Lord said, “Let him live; he has been weighed in the balances, and he is not found wanting.” Life is the reward: not mere being; but holy, happy, true existence, the realization of the divine purpose concerning us. Already a higher form of spiritual life and enjoyment crowns those who have safely passed through fiercest trials of faith and love.

The Lord hath promised the crown of life to those who love Him. Only lovers of the Lord will hold out in the hour of trial; the rest will either sink or sulk, or slink back to the world. Come, my heart, dost thou love thy Lord? Truly? Deeply? Wholly? Then that love will be tried; but many waters will not quench it, neither will the floods drown it. Lord, let thy love nourish mine to the end.

Yes! Many waters will not quench the love of God for us. Sicknesses, lack, sufferings, distress, persecution will not hinder our love for God (Rom 8:35). As much as we are tried God will preserve us with His mighty Hand, praise God!

A tried faith will not be afraid of evil tiding. It will rather make you stronger than your enemies. Those who the devil want to use to make you to backslide will be put to shame will you escape like a bird (Ps 124:7; 143:11-12). Let’s discover more below:

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings.” Psalm 112:7

 

Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved His faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that grace which you profess to have received? Where is the dignity of that new nature which you claim to possess?

Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would, doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying circumstances. The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings, rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with them. Will you fall into that same sin? Will you provoke the Lord as they do?

Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if your mind yields to the present pressure. Trust in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at the Red Sea, “Stand still and see the salvation of God.”

For if you give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty, and sustains under adversity. How can you glorify God if you play the coward? Saints have often sung God’s high praises in the fires, but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help you, magnify the Most High?

Then take courage, and relying in sure confidence upon the faithfulness of your covenant God, “let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Beloved, true to it if you do not know what to do is still better to keep still as Moses did at the Red Sea and He and the entire Israelite of that time saw the salvation from God. I wrote some time ago that wonderful and unprecedented miracles usually happens when we keep still in the face of trials and storms of life. God always magnify Himself highly than whatever that had befall you. Praise God.

I decree into someone reading this devotional that God will mark you for “Divine Approval.” He will hold you on in hours of trials and temptations. God will defend your course in face of every trial and do that which only Him can do for You in Jesus Name. Glory be to God.

Beloved do shake in the face of trials rather be strong and confess Like Apostle Paul and declare to satan and his agents that you know whom you believe and He is able to keep that which you entrusted in His hand  (2Tim 1:12)  Praise God!

Keep the fire burning; keep your faith alive and allow God to be God in Jesus Name. He will be there for you always. I am a living witness. God will never fail you!

Remain blessed in the Lord

Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu

 

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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.