Glory glory alleluia, glory glory Praise the Lord! Glory glory alleluia, glory glory Praise the Lord! glory to the Lord! We give You glory, we give You glory Lord! glory glory Lord, You are a mighty God! I feel like dancing, ( dance, dance, dance) I feel like jumping (Jump, jump, jump). I will call upon the Lord! Who is worthy to be Praise, I will magnify the Lord! Who is worthy to be Praise! The Lord reigneth, blessed be the Lord! Honour to the Lord! Let the Rock of my salvation be exalted! The Lord reigneth blessed by the Lord, honour to the Lord! Let the Rock of my salvation be exalted!!!!!!!!!!!

Our Father we thank you for the gift of this week, thank You for making strong against the storms of life and the enemies that raises against us to contain with our glory, be exalted O! Lord in Jesus Name.

Beloved, how are we doing? Thank God is Friday! Let us rejoice in the Lord our Savoiur for the gift of this week, is awesome and great! It was fully loaded with benefits; the Lord has been faithful and will continue to manifest Himself strong on our behalf in Jesus Name. Let us appreciate God for His faithfulness to us a ministry. His Word has never fail and it will never fail in Jesus Name.

The Lord by His Word to us will cause His blessings to rest upon us, cause revival in our midst, deliver the oppressed, heal the broken hearted.

Beloveth, many of us are distracted at this time, many others don’t know what to believe in again. I want you to know that if there any time you need to guide your heart and protect your Spirit from heresy is now. So many teachings are going on thank God for internet accessibility, so many demonic teachings and heresies are going through the internet.

Our God has fore told us to guide our heart with all diligent Prov. 4:23- “keep your heart with all diligence; for out it are the issues of life.”

If there is anytime we need to trust God and take Him at Word is also now. With recent happenings, many are asking the same question Apostle Peter asked Jesus in mark 4:38 and Matt 8: “….., Master, carest Thou not that we perish?

He didn’t mention anything to them about a violent and sudden storm coming. Did He know? Maybe, maybe not. But does it really matter? Jesus had planned on some purposeful rest and He knew what to do in a storm. Exhausted, he fell asleep.

Suddenly, a “ferocious tempest arose, with violent winds and weave that were crashing into the boat until was all but swamped. But Jesus was calmly sleeping in the stern, resting on a cushion.”  Terrified, Peter rushes to Jesus and shakes him and say, “Teacher! Don’t You care that we are going to die?

Jesus clams the storm with His words and presence. “Hush! Calm down.” He rebukes it in His native language- peace- and the violent wind dies down and the raging sea is perfectly clam.

In our own overwhelming circumstance, we often ask the same self- centered questions as the disciples: Don’t you even care? Don’t you see me with my needs and fears? Where are You, God? I am about to die here! Why are You not moving in my situation? Are You asleep?

But Jesus asked us the same question He asked His men after claiming the ferocious storm. “Why are you so afraid? Haven’t you learned to trust yet?” this is the bottom-line question: why am I so afraid? Where is my trust? Has it been shifted because of my wrong thinking?

Beloved is most likely, yes. Most of our great storms will be fought in our minds.

Our peace and our responses will go the direction we allow our minds to take us. Our enemy uses every opportunity to steal our trust and sinisterly smiles when our thoughts carry us to the worst possible scenario. He meets us in the whys, the if-onlys, and the should-haves. His desire is that we will make agreements with his loud, never-endings lies. God doesn’t see you. He doesn’t care. He abandoned you in your greatest need. Serve you right for making that choice. You are a lost cause! And if we agree with him, he wins.

Jesus never meets our storms with accusations. In love and gentleness, He asks a simple question:”Haven’t you learned to trust yet?”

Beloveth, trust is never easy because it involves risk. Trust is my willingness to be vulnerable to your actions and intentions. This is also true of God. Our trust in God –that place of deep, inner peace- comes from resting in what we believe to be true about Him. The more we know Him, of his love and unchanging character, the more we will trust Him. Perfect peace comes when we fix our thoughts on Him and believe that His intentions towards us are always good, because He is good.

Fear and worry never have to be invited. They are quick in when things are hard. But peace comes when we courageously invite Jesus into our storms, difficult relationships, and overwhelming circumstances. Peace is not the absence of difficulties, but rather, it is presence of a trustworthy Person who sees us, cares and will never abandon us. He speaks to our fears, our whys and what-ifs, “Hush! Calm down!”

When peace and security is weak or missing, could it be that your trust is in something other than the Person of Jesus Christ who is peace? He is speaking to us all, “Haven’t you learned to trust yet?” (Isa 26:3, Jer 9:24, Ps 9:9-10, Mk 4:41, Jn 14:1, Jn 16:33).

Beloved, do you want to be remembered by God? Then you must chose obedience over disobedience, mistrust and walk as Jesus walked.

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“So to walk even as He walked.” 1 John 2:6

 

Why should Christians imitate Christ? They should do it for their own sakes. If they desire to be in a healthy state of soul—if they would escape the sickness of sin, and enjoy the vigour of growing grace, let Jesus be their model. For their own happiness’ sake, if they would drink wine on the lees, well refined; if they would enjoy holy and happy communion with Jesus; if they would be lifted up above the cares and troubles of this world, let them walk even as He walked.

There is nothing which can so assist you to walk towards heaven with good speed, as wearing the image of Jesus on your heart to rule all its motions. It is when, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you are enabled to walk with Jesus in His very footsteps, that you are most happy, and most known to be the sons of God. Peter afar off is both unsafe and uneasy.

Next, for religion’s sake, strive to be like Jesus. Ah! poor religion, thou hast been sorely shot at by cruel foes, but thou hast not been wounded one-half so dangerously by thy foes as by thy friends. Who made those wounds in the fair hand of Godliness? The professor who used the dagger of hypocrisy. The man who with pretences, enters the fold, being nought but a wolf in sheep’s clothing, worries the flock more than the lion outside. There is no weapon half so deadly as a Judas-kiss.

Inconsistent professors injure the gospel more than the sneering critic or the infidel. But, especially for Christ’s own sake, imitate His example. Christian, lovest thou thy Saviour? Is His name precious to thee? Is His cause dear to thee? Wouldst thou see the kingdoms of the world become His? Is it thy desire that He should be glorified?

Art thou longing that souls should be won to Him? If so, imitate Jesus; be an “epistle of Christ, known and read of all men.”

Beloved, for the journey ahead lain on Jesus, walk as He walked and it shall be well with you. live as Jesus lived- trusting His Father.

Trust is the key to heavenly journey. Noah trusted God and built the ark and entered same. He enjoyed usual grace from God – God protected him and his household from the dangerous animals in the ark with him, and later God remembered him and brought him to a safe and dry land.

Are still wondering how this year is going to turn out? Beloved, trust God and you will shout alleluia at the end in Jesus Name.

Father glorify Your Name in our lives in Jesus Name!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a pleasant weekend, see on Monday by God’s grace. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remain ever 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.