You are Worthy to be glorified, You are Worthy Lord Jesus to be glorified. Let everything that has breathe, praise the Lord and let the living proclaim that our God is good. Thank You Father for the gift of life, security and assurance of love (Jn 3:16).

In everything, You are God; You are beautiful for all situation. Someone was crying to you for a provision of shoe until you made him to see someone without legs then he went away thanking You that he has legs to move around with or without shoe.

In view of the above this morning, we will be thanking God for everything He have provided and given to us. Let us confess every ungratefulness we have exhibited in past knowing or unknowing to us. And going forward, whatsoever we see as lacking in us, we offer it back to Him and ask Him to glorify Himself in the Name of Jesus.

Beloved, we are here again to pray unto God of all flesh, Who sits and direct the affairs of men. We are here again to plead for God’s grace to see in us those things He has given us and thank Him for everything and everything.

Great and marvelous are the works of the Almighty God (Rev 15:3) and He giveth grace to the humble (Jas 4:6). We have this treasure in us that will showcase the excellence of His power (2 Cor 4:7).

Let us cry unto God… that perfometh all things for us. Remember me o Lord! (Neh 13:31). He is the Alpha and Omega, He is the beginning and the end (Rev 1:3). Is there anything too difficult for Him to do?

Come let us consider how prayer is meant to change you:

“Now if You would only forgive their sin. But if not, please erase me from the book You have written.”—Exodus 32:32

Prayer is not designed to change God, it is designed to change us. Prayer is not calling God in to bless our activities. Rather, prayer takes us into God’s presence, shows us His will, and prepares us to obey Him.

Moses climbed Mount Sinai and spent forty days communing with God. God showed him the wickedness of the Israelites (Exod. 32:7). Moses had not known their desperate condition, nor had he realized the imminence of God’s judgment upon them until God revealed it to him. As God made Moses aware of all that was at stake, Moses felt the same compassion for the people that God felt. Moses became willing to sacrifice his own life for his obstinate people.

In a compelling and selfless prayer of intercession, Moses offered to have his own name blotted out of the book of life if God would spare the people. In Moses’ time with Him, God had formed a mighty intercessor for His people.

God will use your prayer times to soften your heart and change your focus. As you pray for others, the Holy Spirit will work in your heart so that you have the same compassion for them that God does (Rom. 8:26–27). If you do not love people as you should, pray for them. If you are not as active in God’s service as you know He wants you to be, begin praying.

You cannot be intimately exposed to God’s heart and remain complacent. The time spent with God will change you and make you more like Christ.

Jesus lived a pleasing life while here on earth, He did his Father’s will. He is begotten of His Father. He obeyed His Father even unto death on the cross. Wanting to be like Jesus? Here is an invitation from Him, inviting you to come and dine with Him. Remember, if you are willing and obedient my beloved, you will eat the good of the land. Yes! The good of the land He promised. So come and let us dine together with the King of kings and Lord of lords:

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine.” John 21:12

 

In these words the believer is invited to a holy nearness to Jesus. “Come and dine,” implies the same table, the same meat; ay, and sometimes it means to sit side by side, and lean our head upon the Saviour’s bosom. It is being brought into the banqueting-house, where waves the banner of redeeming love.

“Come and dine,” gives us a vision of union with Jesus, because the only food that we can feast upon when we dine with Jesus is Himself. Oh, what union is this! It is a depth which reason cannot fathom, that we thus feed upon Jesus. “He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him.

 It is also an invitation to enjoy fellowship with the saints. Christians may differ on a variety of points, but they have all one spiritual appetite; and if we cannot all feel alike, we can all feed alike on the bread of life sent down from heaven. At the table of fellowship with Jesus we are one bread and one cup. As the loving cup goes round we pledge one another heartily therein.

Get nearer to Jesus, and you will find yourself linked more and more in spirit to all who are like yourself, supported by the same heavenly manna. If we were more near to Jesus we should be more near to one another. We likewise see in these words the source of strength for every Christian.

To look at Christ is to live, but for strength to serve Him you must “come and dine.” We labour under much unnecessary weakness on account of neglecting this percept of the Master. We none of us need to put ourselves on low diet; on the contrary, we should fatten on the marrow and fatness of the gospel that we may accumulate strength therein, and urge every power to its full tension in the Master’s service.

Thus, then, if you would realize nearness to Jesus, union with Jesus, love to His people and strength from Jesus, “come and dine” with Him by faith.

For without faith it is impossible to please God, so come without wavering for all that concerns you, the Lord will do and also bless.

Glory be to your name Lord even as we pray this day and receive answers to prayers.

Finally, God is not slack concerning His promises as we count it to be (2 Pet 3:9; 8 ) Beloved, you will testify of His goodness in the land of the living and so shall I in Jesus Name.

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.