Unchangeable God Unchangeable God; Reliable God, Reliable God Reliable God 2x. Give me grace to fellow Thee, abundant grace to follow Thee, give me the grace to follow Thee, Your grace is enough for me.
Faithful Father we thank You for making it possible for us to be alive and healthy. Thank You for the gift of another day. Thank You for leading us all though the week and all the blessings that You have given to us. Thank You for diverse miracles and testimonies that Your Hand have wrought for us. Glory, honour, adorations, praises, be given to You now and forever.
Beloved, how are you doing today? I believe God has been good to you, not minding what is going on around you but look steadily unto Christ the Rock. He is too faithful to fail you. Another week is up again and here we are to take stock of all we have been taught all through the week.
Our Reliable Father declared this month as “our month of joy through Jesus Christ” and you better believe it for your time of rejoicing has come and no power of hell can withhold what the month of God has declared. No matter the challenging, the circumstance or situation that is facing you as you reading this piece, never allow it to stop you from laying hold on this promise as was declared.
“I have sworn by myself, the Word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return…(Isa 45:23)”. Beloved, if God has sworn by no other but Himself to bring to past His agenda concerning you in this month to past, if you fail to enter into it or experience it then you are to blame self.
The truth again is that you may not look like the promise, everything around you may be saying otherwise but you must believe, accept it and it will come to pass in your life. Remember our topic yesterday “Faith please God”
Our father of faith Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. He waited for twenty-five years for the promise to be fulfilled. God Who made the promise knew that He needed to perfect some things in Abraham’s life for him to receive the promise made.
It might be same here with you. Our problem oftentimes is that we need something and it must be now or never. We also weigh God’s promises with our head other than believing Him with our heart. Praise God.
Having said that, let us settled for the topic of the day, “Remember the Poor”. How are you handling these aspect of God’s injunction in your life? The truth again is that most people don’t like discussing this because of what it will cost them, therefore they smartly avoids it and will rather talk about hard work. As much is good to encourage people around us to be productivity sometimes also there are circumstance that might be hindering their progress. Let’s find out more from the message below:
“Remember the poor.” Galatians 2:10
Why does God allow so many of His children to be poor? He could make them all rich if He pleased; He could lay bags of gold at their doors; He could send them a large annual income; or He could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel, and rained bread out of heaven to feed them.
There is no necessity that they should be poor, except that He sees it to be best. “The cattle upon a thousand hills are His”—He could supply them; He could make the richest, the greatest, and the mightiest bring all their power and riches to the feet of His children, for the hearts of all men are in His control.
But He does not choose to do so; He allows them to suffer want, He allows them to pine in penury and obscurity. Why is this? There are many reasons: one is, to give us, who are favoured with enough, an opportunity of showing our love to Jesus. We show our love to Christ when we sing of Him and when we pray to Him; but if there were no sons of need in the world we should lose the sweet privilege of evidencing our love, by ministering in alms-giving to His poorer brethren; He has ordained that thus we should prove that our love standeth not in word only, but in deed and in truth (Jas 2:18).
If we truly love Christ, we shall care for those who are loved by Him. Those who are dear to Him will be dear to us. Let us then look upon it not as a duty but as a privilege to relieve the poor of the Lord’s flock—remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Surely this assurance is sweet enough, and this motive strong enough to lead us to help others with a willing hand and a loving heart—recollecting that all we do for His people is graciously accepted by Christ as done to Himself.
Let us therefore be of help where we can especially them that are of the household of faith (Gal 6:10). Let us show our love of Jesus by ministering to those in need among us. It will gladden the heart of your Father in heaven. Come, have a look at the next message, then we will draw our conclusion at the end:
One Of Life’s Illusions
Recently I relaxed in the lobby of one of Asia’s loveliest hotels located in a country classified as “Third World.” As chauffeured Mercedes and Jaguars cruised to the entrance, the beautiful and the privileged alighted to the gracious welcome of white-gloved hotel personnel.
Later, as I was being chauffeured to the airport in an air conditioned automobile, I gazed out the window and noticed a bent over old man, cane in hand, laboring under the blaring sun as he shouldered a heavy backpack up a steep series of steps that would eventually take him across the highway upon which I was traveling.
I could not help but think, “What inequity! How unfair! Why the disparity?”
… Until I recalled Jesus’ teaching:
- “Many who are first will be last; and the last, first.” (Matthew 19:30)
- About the parable of the rich man and Lazarus: In eternity the fellow previously living in poverty and sickness on earth now enjoys heaven’s bliss with Abraham, while the rich man now languishes in Hell. (See Luke 16:19-31).
- “Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,‘ and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked… ” (Revelation 3:17)
As you and I enjoy His bounty in our “island” of affluence, surrounded by the world’s impoverished, it behooves us to remember that,
“From everyone who has been given much, much shall much be required… ” (Luke 12:48)
May God help us amidst our “illusion” of prosperity to maintain an eternal perspective as to the true riches, and of the responsibility that comes with privilege.
Beloved, did read that “privilege”. I want to know that you having enough is a privilege not because you merit it, not of statue nor position but out of God’s love He blesses you and now He lay a responsibility on you by “Privilege” to minister to other children of His placed around you (Gen 1:27).
Don’t be afraid that resources will not run dry as we studied yesterday, the Lord will not forget your good deeds and your labour of love when the time comes (Ps 41:1-3).
We have believer’s already that are doing this acts of kindness amongst God’s children, I want to encourage them to continue because God the Rewarder will reward them.
A sister just shared with yesterday how God delivered her and her husband from fire disaster (children living in school). Having retired to sleep after a hard day job, they left the generator still running to off it after awhile. It was assumed that the fume from the generator ignited the foam beside the generator on fire, the fire went into the roof of the building having burnt the foam down.
The husband was woken by some noise outside the house and coming to check what was going on only to discover that the sitting room was covered with smoke. The long and short of this story was that the generator was still intact and was supplying light to the house while the rescue operations was going on, besides the generator was a jerry can with fuel while all this was happening the generation did not burst neither did the jerry can with fuel explode. I met the woman in question three week before the incident, she went out of her way to share some talent with me, call it “a special kind of kindness.” After she sharing her testimony with me, when I left her what kept coming to my mind was that “what if she had not sown a seed of kindness to me?” “What if she had refuse to share her talent with me?”
Beloved, we all fast and pray but beyond the fasting and praying, she added kindness to her faith (work) and the work spoke on behalf when the enemy came in like a flood, the angel the Lord raised a standard against him (Jas 2: 18; Isa 59:19b). These her kindness and so many other acts of charity this daughter of God would have done in time past told heaven while “she and family must be preserved”.
Beyond our prayer, beyond our evangelism, let us endeavor to add to it “giving”. Aside the carpentry repairs and wiring work they did nothing else was damaged. Is only God that would have done this great miracle in the lives of the blessed deacon and deaconess.
Beloved, this is a call to sow seed that will continually speaks in your life long when you will no longer remember. Seeds that will go constantly before the Throne of mercies, pleading your cause before the Holy One, God our Father.
Look round you and obey God’s injunction NOW! Seek out what should be done to get someone going. Do it if you can or look out for support where you cannot handle it alone. Your joy will overflow as you obey Him. He will open His barn for more supplies. He will bless you until you become a blessing if you will create an opening of “letting out”. Glory be to God!
Have a wonderful weekend. See you next as it pleases the Lord.
Remain ever blessed in the Lord.