Who is like unto thee O! Lord, who is like unto Thee, O! Lord, among the gods who is like thee, you are glorious in holiness fearful in praising doing wonder alleluia! // O Lord my God how Excellent is Your Name, in all the earth, how Wonderful is your Name.
Father in heaven O God, how excellent is your Name, You are a Might man in battle. Glorious Redeemer, we worship at Your feet, we bow at Your Throne, blessed be Your Holy Name forever. Jesus, You are Holy, we proclaim Your glory, we adore Your Holy Name in Jesus Name. Thank You for the gift of another day. We praise your Holy Name.
Arise O! God and let Your enemies be scattered in Jesus Name. Yes! Let God arise and every of His enemies be scattered in Jesus Name.
Beloved, how are doing today? I want to believe you have testimonies to the glory of God the Father. Feel free to share the goodness of God in your life and God Whom you honour will always reward you.
Sometime in life we come to a cross road, you feel like is too much for just one person to bear a burden meant for a group of persons. You wake up in the morning with a heavy heart and sleep at night without any solution at sight. And you imagine if God is still in heaven and if He is what is He doing. If they say that God is Omnipresence, is He not seeing this condition, is He not seeing your uncontrollable tears at night? Is God not aware of this bugling situation that is staring at your face daily and refuse to go away, with no solution at sight.
These and many other questions you ask from those who care to listen but I have good news for you. The Lord is sitteth in heaven, closer than you ever imagine to you. He is working on your behalf but the problem is that you are magnifying the problem more Him (God).
We get despair when we listen to other voices other than God. When we become so emotional about what is happening to us other than what God can do or have promised to do. When we share our vision with someone with a carnal mind not having the mind of Christ in him/her, Praise God!
What I know is that nothing is impossible before God. That I am not having it now or when I desire it does not make God less rather I should go back to God to find out why I am not operating in His promises to me. Some people get so angry with God that they vow not to go to church again but is that the solution to your challenge? You are hurting yourself real bad and Satan will lead you to deeper problems if you toll that way. He will tell many negative things that will discourage you but not so with my God. Praise God!
The best thing to do is what is message of today came to address. No matter how big that challenge is, it nothing before God. Let me illustrate to your bugling challenge with this example if you don’t mind, I have shared with my children and blessed us, I hope it will do same to you.
Imagine you making a super breakfast for your family or your friends and while you are putting things together some spill over or fall on your kitchen cabinet and few minutes later you see ants from nowhere gathered around it. What are you going to do? Stay behind to gather those pieces that fell on the cabinet or smile at yourself the way those ants are busy around the crumbs that cost you absolutely nothing to provide for them something to keep them busy and also feed them in the process.
Beloved, that is how insignificant our needs are before God. It cost God absolutely nothing to provide all your needs by a wave of hand but there might reasons or in some cases a sin He wants you to repent of or a place He wants you to be before you see Him manifest His power. Praise God.
However, today’s ministration will do you good. You will be blessed and you will bless the Name of the Lord at end in Jesus Name, so let’s get going :
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.” Mal. 4:2
Fulfilled once in the first advent of our glorious Lord, and yet to have a fuller accomplishment in His second advent, this gracious word is also for daily use. Is it dark with the reader? Does the night deepen into a denser blackness? Still let us not despair: the sun will yet rise. When the night is darkest, dawn is nearest.
The sun which will arise is of no common sort. It is THE sun — the Sun of Righteousness, whose every ray is holiness. He who comes to cheer us, comes in the way of justice as well as of mercy, comes to violate no law even to save us. Jesus as much displays the holiness of God as His love. Our deliverance, when it comes, will be safe because righteous.
Our one point of inquiry should be — “Do we fear the name of the Lord? Do we reverence the living God, and walk in His ways?” Then for us the night must be short; and when the morning cometh, all the sickness and sorrow of our soul will be over for ever. Light, warmth, joy, and clearness of vision will come, and healing of every disease and distress will follow after.
Has Jesus risen upon us? Let us sit in the sun. Has He hidden His face? Let us wait for His rising. He will shine forth as surely as the sun.
Still have more to quench your thirst and hunger, let’s get going:
“Tell me… where Thou feedest, where Thou makest Thy flock to rest at noon.” Song 1:7
These words express the desire of the believer after Christ, and his longing for present communion with Him. Where doest Thou feed Thy flock? In Thy house? I will go, if I may find Thee there.
In private prayer? Then I will pray without ceasing. In the Word? Then I will read it diligently. In Thine ordinances? Then I will walk in them with all my heart. Tell me where Thou feedest, for wherever Thou standest as the Shepherd, there will I lie down as a sheep; for none but Thyself can supply my need.
I cannot be satisfied to be apart from Thee. My soul hungers and thirsts for the refreshment of Thy presence. “Where dost Thou make Thy flock to rest at noon?” for whether at dawn or at noon, my only rest must be where Thou art and Thy beloved flock. My soul’s rest must be a grace-given rest, and can only be found in Thee.
Where is the shadow of that rock? Why should I not repose beneath it? “Why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?” Thou hast companions—why should I not be one? Satan tells me I am unworthy; but I always was unworthy, and yet Thou hast long loved me; and therefore my unworthiness cannot be a bar to my having fellowship with Thee now.
It is true I am weak in faith, and prone to fall, but my very feebleness is the reason why I should always be where Thou feedest Thy flock, that I may be strengthened, and preserved in safety beside the still waters. Why should I turn aside? There is no reason why I should, but there are a thousand reasons why I should not, for Jesus beckons me to come. If He withdrew Himself a little, it is but to make me prize His presence more.
Now that I am grieved and distressed at being away from Him, He will lead me yet again to that sheltered nook where the lambs of His fold are sheltered from the burning sun.
Beloved, did you just read it. Despair does not come only at night, it can also come at noon, and it can also be in the morning. However, it is not important when, what is important is the steps you took when it occurred. Where do you look at when it happens? Who do you call on when you are in despair? This what is important and that is why we want to offer help in case you are there presently or you know someone who is, please forward this message to him/her and you would save a soul and God will bless you for your kind deed.
We are not to be despair but hopeful in our Lord Jesus. He is our shield and righteous. He is our sun of Righteousness Whose every rays is righteousness. He will rain it over you if you believe. Glory be to God in the highest.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu