Praising the Lord always 2x praising the Lord with all my heart, praising the Lord with all my heart always, alleluia my Lord is good 3x is good to me. I will lift up my voice, I will joyfully sing not for what you have done but for Who You are. You are the song that I sing, melody in my heart, the reason I live is to praise your Name, He reign 3x forever more.

Thank You Father for a beautiful day You have made and we shall rejoice in it and be glad. Thank You for the gift of another day to bring forth your praise through us. Thank You most gracious Father, Hallow be Your Holy Name forever Amen!

Beloved, thank God that our God answers prayers. He said “before they call I will answer them.” “I will show you great and might things which thou knoweth not.” His Word said “I will deliver Him from all His troubles.” Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ever ask or think, according …. Is this not an evident that God answers prayer?

Our topic for today is a follow up on yesterday’s write up. The blessings promised us by God is a conditional blessings. “Observe and do”, so that it will be well with you and they children forever.”

But is that always our experience? We dishonor God in various ways even our doing the acclaimed will of God. To seek God’s blessing on the works of our hands, we must be sure to engage or do what God can bless. The truth is bitter but must be said.

So many are living or having a home they call family but the foundation of such homes are faulty. You are living together outside wedlock and having children, little wonder while so many homes are having devil at their family altar if any instead of the presence of God.

The Word of God cannot be bend to suit us but rather we are to adjust ourselves to conformity with the Word of God.

Many businesses are not honouring God. With the increases in prices of major currencies of the world, most business owners are giving footing to the satan and his cohort.  So many adulterated products are on the sales stands, and many with expired date cleaned off and fast forward the date. With a good excuse of what is happening in the currencies market.

Many organizations directors are spelling doom to their workers while some are holding salaries of already services others are cutting down work forces all in the name of unfavourable business environment or government policies. The surprising thing is that these group of management tells you when the economy is biting hard or when they are losses in the organization but will never commend you when the situation improves. Rather they will  engage on an endless trips with their family forgetting the goose that lay the golden egg. They use up their “cream” and dump them due to old age or accident with good retiring or layoff package to start a new.

What happened to the plough-back profits taught in school days? What happened to packages like the “golden hello” use to motivate workers to join an organizations? What happen to incentives that are among the packages in the employment offer?

What we fail to understand is that there is an “Eye” watching you and will not fail to bring justices when the time is full, never mind if you escape it now.

And the bitter sides to this story is that among the decision makers of these organization are pastors, deacon or deaconess, elders and workers in our various churches, even if you have no title yet, beloved, God is watching you.

Many compel those working with them to join in this abominable acts, for the sake of their daily bread, they will fall victims and partake of God’s wrath when it will finally come.

Beloved, check yourself this moment, are you standing right with God? Can God put His blessings on the works of your hands? If not repent now before it will be late to do so.

Stop lying. Stop manipulating figures. Represent your company or country well. Stop looting away funds, God is watching you. Obey God and His blessings apart from financial benefits which also include good health will be chasing you. Change your ways to attract His blessings upon you and your household “forever”.

                     

Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.” Deut. 12:28

Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the blessings which are promised to obedience are not denied to the faithful servants of God. The curses our Lord took away, when He was made a curse for us, but no clause of blessing has been abrogated.

We are to note and listen to the revealed will of the Lord, giving our attention not to portions of it, but to “all these words.” There must be no picking and choosing, but an impartial respect to all that God has commanded. This is the road of blessedness for the father and for his children. The Lord’s blessing is upon His chosen to the third and fourth generation. If they walk uprightly before Him, He will make all men know that they are a seed which the Lord has blessed.

No blessing can come to us or ours through dishonesty or double dealing. The ways of worldly conformity and unholiness cannot bring good to us or ours. It will go well with us when we go well before God. If integrity does not make us prosper, knavery will not. That which gives pleasure to God will bring pleasure to us.

 Our Modus Operandi In Business

OUR MODUS OPERANDI IN BUSINESS, AND THE WAY THE HOLY SPIRIT DESIRES TO WORK IN AND THROUGH US ARE OFTEN THE EXACT OPPOSITE FROM EACH OTHER.

In business it is our wit, our persuasive abilities, our genius in manipulating and controlling circumstances, and our cleverness in creating certain impressions that spell “success”. Or so it seems.

When we try however to apply these same forces in the spiritual realm, NOTHING OF ETERNAL SIGNIFICANCE HAPPENS

Because we are by nature CONTROLLERS, we find the freedom of the Spirit’s working difficult to relate to. The Holy Spirit simply will not be controlled or manipulated:

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

In similar fashion, Psalm 37 calls us to release our control and rest in Him:

Psalm 37: Our Natural Inclination:

 

Verse 3 – “Trust in the Lord… ”

 

Rely upon our cleverness

 

Verse 4 – “Delight in the Lord… ”

 

Fret over circumstances

 

Verse 5 – “Commit your way to the Lord… ”

 

Engineer the next step
Verse 7 – “Rest in the Lord… “ Grind our teeth over eventualities

 

Verse 34 – “Wait for the Lord… “ Rush ahead to clinch the deal

If we were truly depending upon God rather than ourselves, would we not also be applying the same elements of patience, waiting and resting… YES the freedom of the Spirit’s leading, to our business as we should be to the “ministry?”

In fact, the distinction between our mind set and our methods in business and ministry would probably be indistinguishable.

After all, isn’t everything we do supposed to be a work of the Spirit of God?

Do I have someone who is deciding to do it just the way it will only be pleasing to God? Is someone giving a “YES” only to the leading of the Holy Spirit?

Always remember that nothing is hidden before Him and He will judge all things (Heb 4:13). Are you still interested in the Eternality package? Watch your steps; are they in HIS STEPS? (1Pet 2:21). Be guided and flee from wilful disobedience. You may not have the time to repent. Don’t take God’s long suffering for granted. Read Job 28:28.

The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and add no sorrow to it. I will leave you with God’s ordained blessings upon His children, you can say it over yourself daily and you will truly be blessed. Read Psalm 20.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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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.