Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)
My Lord reigneth let the earth tremble, My spirit magnified the Lord and let all that is within me praise His Holy Name.
For all His words are sure, none has failed in the time past neither will it fail in time to come. He is the beginning, He is now and forever! Amen.
“. . . and you know with all your heart and all your soul that none of the good promises the Lord your God made to you has failed. Everything was fulfilled for you; not one promise has failed.”—Joshua 23:14
Near the end of his life, Joshua took time with the Israelites to review all that God had done for them since they first began following Him. God had given them an impossible assignment: to conquer a foreign and hostile land with fortified cities and armies more powerful than their own. The Israelites were to go forward with nothing more than God’s promise that He would go with them and take care of them. Now Joshua looked back over their experience and reminded the Israelites that God had kept every promise. They had experienced numerous victories and had enjoyed God’s provision for every need.
Sometimes hindsight gives us a clear picture of how faithful God has been. We are tempted during a crisis to wonder if God will be faithful to His promises. We focus on our problems, and our trust in God begins to waver. Twenty-four years after God promised Abraham and Sarah a son, they were still waiting on God to fulfill His promise. But in the twenty-fifth year, Abraham and Sarah could look back and see that God had been faithful. As David was fleeing for his life, he may have been uncertain how God would keep His promise to make him a king. But at the end of his long and prosperous reign, David could review how God had kept every promise.
You, too, can rely on God’s faithfulness. Are you in a crisis? Hold to the promises of your Lord! He will not forget His promises to you. Look back over your Christian life and recount the many ways in which God has been faithful to His word.
Did the message above address any issue in your life right now, praise the Lord! For the weekend take away consider the message below and have a heart to heart with yourself, surely you will bless.
Vision – Faith – Courage
“Aim at nothing and you are sure to hit it!“ I understand from the “experts” that 90% of those who head companies routinely play catch-up ball as they respond to market conditions in reacting to the tyranny of the urgent.
By contrast, true leaders bring vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort. Today, what is needed are people with:
VISION to see what ought to be done:
“Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.“ (John 4:35b)
QUESTION: Do you have a God-given VISION as to what His mission is for you or your company? Or are you simply milling around, conducting business-as-usual, losing altitude and taking up space?
FAITH to believe it can be done:
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,‘ and it will obey you.“ (Luke 17:6)
QUESTION: Do you have the FAITH to believe it can be done? Or are you paralyzed by indecision, over-analysis, paralysis… and over-spiritualizing?
COURAGE to persevere until it is done:
“Because the Lord God helps me, I will not be dismayed; therefore, I have set my face like a flint to do his will, and I know that I will triumph.“ (Isaiah 50:7 – Living)
QUESTION: Do you have the COURAGE to believe that failure is not an option; that you will circumvent, tunnel through, or go over the obstacles until the mission is accomplished?
Perhaps understanding the difference between an eagle and a chicken is helpful:
Eagles soar with the wind, rising above the circumstances to see the big picture. Once they spot their prey, they drop with lightning speed in accomplishing their mission.
Chickens cluck, peck, strut, mill around, and lay eggs when the urge comes upon them.
QUESTION: Which are you? An eagle who rises above his circumstance, bringing vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort? Or are you a business-as-usual chicken who struts around and clucks, performing only when the urge comes upon you?
Is this message addressing any issue in your life? please look around you and send it to someone who needs a wing to take off, someone who must stay on top of that situation. Praise the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu