Worthy, Lord You are Worthy. King of kings; Lord of lords You are Worthy. Worthy, You are Worthy. King of Kings; Lord of lords, I worship you. Let Spirit of the Lord come down Amen. Let the Power of the Lord come down Amen. Let the Power of the Lord come down in Jesus Name. Let the power of the Lord from heaven’s come down, let the power of the Lord come down.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Faithfulness. Not unto us Lord; Not unto man but unto You, Lord be all the glory. All power belongs to God alone, our God is Kind, He is Awesome, Full of Compassion, Ever Loving, Forever Merciful, Ever Wonderful, Eternally Gracious, Ever Dependable, Most Precious, Full of Miracles, Our Everlasting Pillar.
Beloved of the Father, do you agree with me that that is Who God is? The truth is that God is more than whatever Name we might call Him. Often times we see God through the mirror of our circumstance. Your perception of Him usually comes from what you are seeing at the moment, but it takes maturity in things of Spirit to truly know Who God is.
For someone who is hurting, it seems at that moment as if God is far and remote. For someone who is celebrating, O! how Wonderful is my God. That’s why I said earlier that sometimes you see God from where you are standing per moment. But it take a strong and matured child of God to know that God can never change. He is same yesterday, today and forever.
It takes only the Holy Spirit of God to help you in your moment of distress, infirmities and challenges. Without the daily in-filling of the Holy Spirit child of God, you will go into despair. Someone wants to know how?
Without the daily reading and studying the Word of God, you will soon run out of grace and go into despair and you start assuming that your achievements and acts of kindness is by you and not God.
Secondly, you must as a matter necessity pray in the Spirit and in your own understanding to sustain the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Praise God.
Another way of sustaining the infilling of the Spirit of God is by ‘giving.’ When you made yourself available to the Spirit God, He empowers you to bless His children around you both in kind (time, talents and skills) and resources such as materials and cash.
Your ability to respond to other peoples need is with the help of the Holy Spirit. Some people will rather spend heavily to take a vacation, increase their fleet of cars, or acquire more properties than saving a dying soul, investing in missions, helping a child earn education or helping someone to start again. Though there is nothing wrong in spending your money the way you wants it ‘but’ do those things add any eternal values to you at the end? In your bed of languishing will God consider it and show kindness to you? (Ps 41:1-3) Those acts of kindness is not unto man but unto God. That same God will always repay and reward you through granting you an unmerited favour for your sacrificial giving (Ps 30:5).
You cannot effectively worship God without a life of sacrifice. Let’s consider the people of old. We all today sing and covet Abraham’s blessings, but the question is if God come demanding your Isaac, will you be willing to offer him/it?
Ever considered the sacrifice of Solomon after building a temple for the Lord? The bible account said they lost count. That means the sacrifice offered was uncountable, my beloved, do you recalled what happened? Read 2 Chr 5:6 up to chapter 7.
It is not by choice or desire but by the help of the Holy Spirit of God that we live a life that is pleasing to God. Read for more discovery from the message therein:
“His heavens shall drop down dew.” Deut. 33:28
What the dew in the East is to the world of nature, that is the influence of the Spirit in the realm of grace. How greatly do I need it! Without the Spirit of God I am a dry and withered thing. I droop, I fade, I die. How sweetly does this dew refresh me! When once favored with it I feel happy, lively, vigorous, elevated. I want nothing more.
The Holy Spirit brings me life, and all that life requires. All else without the dew of the Spirit is less than nothing to me: I hear, I read, I pray, I sing, I go to the table of communion, and I find no blessing there until the Holy Ghost visits me. But when He bedews me, every means of grace is sweet and profitable.
What a promise is this for me! “His heavens shall drop down dew.” I shall be visited with grace. I shall not be left to my natural drought, or to the world’s burning heat, or to the sirocco of Satanic temptation. Oh, that I may at this very hour feel the gentle, silent, saturating dew of the Lord! Why should I not? He who has made me to live as the grass lives in the meadow, will treat me as He treats the grass; He will refresh me from above. Grass cannot call for dew as I do.
Surely, the Lord who visits the unpraying plant will answer to His pleading child, for His ‘Reward is certain’:
“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” Matt. 10:42
Well, I can do as much as that. I can do a kind act toward the Lord’s servant. The Lord knows I love them all, and would count it an honor to wash their feet. For the sake of their Master I love the disciples.
How gracious of the Lord to mention so insignificant an action — “to give to drink a Cup of cold water only”! This I can do, however poor: this I may do, however lowly: this I will do right cheerfully. This, which seems so little, the Lord notices — notices when done to the least of His followers.
Evidently it is not the cost, nor the skill, nor the quantity, that He looks at, but the motive: that which we do to a disciple, because he is a disciple, his Lord observes, and recompenses. He does not reward us for the merit of what we do, but according to the riches of His grace.
I give a cup of cold water, and He makes me to drink of living water. I give to one of His little ones, and He treats me as one of them. Jesus finds an apology for His liberality in that which His grace has led me to do, and He says, “He shall in no wise lose his reward.”
Believe me today, an act of sacrificial kindness will engage the hand of God for that which you cannot do for yourself. Give God a trial. I have a testimony to share on this and I believe God will give a testimony too when you obey Him. And that our faith in Him through love (Gal 5:6).
Remain blessed in the Lord.