October 18

 

 

He has promised, He will never fail you

I will follow Him, I will follow Him

He has promised, He will never fail you

His faithfulness is forever more.

His faithfulness is forever more

 

The promises of the Lord over His children will never fail. His Words over us is sure and secured. When He speaks, even the wave remains calm. What storms of life are you passing through presently, child of God? Come, for the Lord is speaking to you right now that you will never be left alone and He will grant an inner peace to your life and situations right now in Jesus Name, Amen!

“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken.” Isa. 62:4

“Forsaken” is a dreary word. It sounds like a knell. It is the record of sharpest sorrows, and the prophecy of direst ills. An abyss of misery yawns in that word “Forsaken.” Forsaken by one who pledged his honor! Forsaken by a friend so long tried and trusted! Forsaken by a dear relative! Forsaken by father and mother! Forsaken by all! This is woe indeed, and yet it may be patiently borne if the Lord will take us up.

But what must it be to feel forsaken of God? Think of that bitterest of cries, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Have we ever in any degree tasted the wormwood and the gall of “Forsaken,” in that sense? If so, let us beseech our Lord to save us from any repetition of so unspeakable a sorrow. Oh, that such darkness may never return! Men in malice said of a saint, “God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him.” But it was always false. The Lord’s loving favor shall compel our cruel foes to eat their own words, or, at least, to hold their tongues.

The reverse of all this is that superlative word, Hephzibah — “the Lord delighteth in thee.” This turns weeping into dancing. Let those who dreamed that they were forsaken hear the Lord say, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

This is the Word of our blessed Father to you today, you can never be alone and you will not be forsaken .The Lord is speaking peace to you, therefore receive the peace of  the Lord now in Jesus Name. More of the inner peace of the Lord:

Inner Peace

Today, amidst the jangle of the phone, production deadlines, gnarled traffic, and family demands, you may be wondering if experiencing His peace is possible. Contrary to how you may be feeling, the answer is a resounding “YES! And here’s why: Peace is not something we seek to attain; rather it is a quality we already possess:

He Himself [already] is our peace (Ephesians 2:14)

Rather than striving for peace, simply appropriate the peace that is already yours to enjoy… in Christ. Why not take a moment right now, and thank Him for the peace that is yours by virtue of the indwelling Christ.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 14:27; 16:33)

The word “peace in these Scriptures conveys the idea of quietness. Rest. Welfare. The Old Testament counterpart is shalom, communicating security. Safety. To be at ease.

And how, in a practical sense can we sustain His peace? Here are a few suggestions:

  • · Understand that experiencing peace is the natural outgrowth of our justification: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:2)
  • · Evaluate where your mind is focused. On the sinful? Or on values synonymous with those of the Spirit? “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6)
  • · Choose to surrender moment-by-moment to the Spirit’s prompting: “Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful natureThe fruit of the Spirit ispeace (Galatians 5:16a, 22b)
  • · Offer each of your anxieties up to Him. And then leave them there! “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7)
  • · Seek to divest your life of confusion, working toward simplicity and focus: “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33a)

QUESTION: We are faced with the choice of living anxiously or drawing on The Source to live at peace. Which will it be?

The choice is yours today. Till I come your way next week, may His peace reign in your life this day forward, Amen!

 

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.