How Excellent is Your loving kindness O Lord! Wonderful is Your Name. Thank You Lord for another opportunity in Your Presence. Thank You for Your strength that is stronger than my weakness (2 Cor 12:9). Thank You for the lifting up that is forever guaranteed in You. Blessed be Thy Holy Name. Amen!

Who is like unto Thee Father? Thank You for Who You Are. Blessed be Thy Holy Name. The Lord said, “Come unto Me all who are weary and heavy burden and I will give you rest… for My yoke is easy and My burden is light”.

Have you ever considered this saying of the Lord dearly beloved? I got involved in a program recently, I have an assignment to submit the next day, I was on my toes till 1:30am, in fact my pencil fell off my hand and I had to advise myself to go to bed and resume early in the morning as to make it up before the instructor comes.

It was in the midst of these that this scripture came to my mind and I was meditating on it with my mind while the work is still going on with my hands. Beloved, how kind is our God. The bible said the longsuffering of God worketh out salvation. I began to appreciate our God again.

The completion of this assignment guarantees my next tutorial or else the day is gone without a lesson. In midst of it all I release how liberal is our God (2 Cor 3:17). God is not forceful as much as He want us to do the right thing, He does not breath it down on us. He keep encouraging us to come to Him. Dangling along the way sweet carrots as He bid us come. With full assurance of the performance of His promises and the working of miracles, just to earn our trust.

In 2 Pet 3:9 said that God is not slack concerning His promise as some count slackness… but that all will come to repentant.

The Lord also said, “Call unto Me…” (Jer 33:3). This is one promise that is beyond man. The whole essence of keeping up late is to be able to finish the program gainful or else if my session runs out, that means another fees to get attention.

Beloved, how often do we pay for the services rendered to us by God. We breathe freely, walk without aid, read without glasses, excrete waste without cost, most importantly sleep without paying it. Do you also know that we can come to him, irrespective of the time or day.

Our father is always on duty, He also have answers to every question or need that you come with. His Names are uncountable. Some call Him El-Shaddai; some Omnipotent, because He is able to do more than we can ever think about or ever imagine. Wow! Am so delighted for this Eternal Assurance, Our Ever-Present Help in hour of need.

No wonder king David preferred to fall into the Hand of God, who knows He will have pity upon Him and spare his life (2 Sam 24:14).

Beloved, we have all opportunities in Christ Jesus. Come as He bid you come: no regret attach to His package.

When you abide in Him and Him in you, the result is evident for all to see. You will run a smooth program without cost, hazard free zone. That is a stress free live because God is in-charge.

God has done it in time past and He is set to do it again. Why because His Name is Jehovah.

Come and see how God is our God. He is still in the business of doing good, He is ready to meet you at the point of your need. Just believe and the deal is done. Before we go into the massage proper, I want you to pray this prayer, “Lord make me to obey you. Also pray, that God will make you a doer of His word because there lies every other thing (Jas 1:22-25).

The result of the above prayer made Noah to experienced God’s deliverance in the midst of destruction. He not only feared God; he also obeyed Him (Isa 1:19). Beloved, safety is of the Lord and salvation belongs to Him also. Glory be to God!

Now, come with me for more insight on what God does with that man; that woman that followed hard after Him:

“The Lord shut him in.” Genesis 7:16

Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits of the multitude we cannot enter; we cannot play in the streets of Vanity Fair with the children of darkness, for our heavenly Father has shut us in.

Noah was shut in with his God. “Come thou into the ark,” was the Lord’s invitation, by which He clearly showed that He Himself intended to dwell in the ark with His servant and his family. Thus all the chosen dwell in God and God in them. Happy people to be enclosed in the same circle which contains God in the Trinity of His persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. Let us never be inattentive to that gracious call, “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee, and hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation be overpast.”

Noah was so shut in that no evil could reach him. Floods did but lift him heavenward, and winds did but waft him on his way. Outside of the ark all was ruin, but inside all was rest and peace. Without Christ we perish, but in Christ Jesus there is perfect safety.

Noah was so shut in that he could not even desire to come out, and those who are in Christ Jesus are in Him for ever. They shall go no more out for ever, for eternal faithfulness has shut them in, and infernal malice cannot drag them out. The Prince of the house of David shutteth and no man openeth; and when once in the last days as Master of the house He shall rise up and shut the door, it will be in vain for mere professors to knock, and cry Lord, Lord open unto us, for that same door which shuts in the wise virgins will shut out the foolish for ever.

Lord, shut me in by Thy grace. Amen. This promise belong to those who sincerely love God and work in his ways.(Deut 28:1;SoS 1:4)

“He that loveth not knoweth not God.” 1John 4:8

 

The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, “Christ loved me and gave Himself for me.” Then love gives the countersign, and stamps upon the heart gratitude and love to Jesus in return. “We love Him because He first loved us.”

In those grand old ages, which are the heroic period of the Christian religion, this double mark was clearly to be seen in all believers in Jesus; they were men who knew the love of Christ, and rested upon it as a man leaneth upon a staff whose trustiness he has tried.

The love which they felt towards the Lord was not a quiet emotion which they hid within themselves in the secret chamber of their souls, and which they only spake of in their private assemblies when they met on the first day of the week, and sang hymns in honour of Christ Jesus the crucified, but it was a passion with them of such a vehement and all-consuming energy, that it was visible in all their actions, spoke in their common talk, and looked out of their eyes even in their commonest glances. Love to Jesus was a flame which fed upon the core and heart of their being; and, therefore, from its own force burned its way into the outer man, and shone there.

Zeal for the glory of King Jesus was the seal and mark of all genuine Christians. Because of their dependence upon Christ’s love they dared much, and because of their love to Christ they did much, and it is the same now. The children of God are ruled in their inmost powers by love—the love of Christ constraineth them; they rejoice that divine love is set upon them, they feel it shed abroad in their hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto them, and then by force of gratitude they love the Saviour with a pure heart, fervently.

My reader, do you love Him? Ere you sleep give an honest answer to a weighty question!

Beloved, many before us have demonstrated this zeal and they were greatly rewarded. Be engage for the Lord. Pull your weight for the Lord. Use His blessedness upon your life to glorify Him in return and He honour you forever (1Pet 5:4).

Be assured that as you embark on soul winning project for the Lord, that outstanding issues in your life will receive attention from the Lord (Ps 132:15). Ensure also that you nurture them to maturity so as to establish them in the kingdom of God (1 Jn 2:9-14). Come on, celebrate Jesus with me. Praise the Lord!

Someone is receiving God’s touch on an outstanding issues in life. Please give a shout offering unto the Lord, for am not ashamed of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 1:16-17). Thank God, someone’s faith level is receiving a boost right now if you are the one, please sing praises to the Lord for I see His right Hand prevailing over your enemies. Glory to His Name forever

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.