Thank You Lord /2x, Okaka, Onye kelu uwa. Thank You Lord/2x Eze mu ooo, odighe onye dika gi. Calling Jesus, Jesus, how I love calling Your Name. Jesus, Jesus everyday Your Name is so sweet.
Father, we thank You for Your blessedness, our help comes from You our Maker, our Deliver, our Healer, Our Defender, our Provider, O You are Worthy to be glorify! Blessed be Your Holy Name forever and ever. Amen!
Beloved, are thanking God with me? Are you praising Him for His love that counts no wrong but He maketh the sun to shine both on the good and the bad. He watches over us (Prov 15:3).
Meekness and gentleness goes hand in hand or are used interchangeably. Have you bother to find out what it truly stand for? There are some air of assumptions that surrounds it but it is the very nature of Jesus our Saviour and Comforter (2 Cor 10:1), which He also desire of us (Eph 4:2; Col 3:12; Jas 3:13).
There are rewards that awaits at the end for everyone who seek after this virtue (Jas 1:21; Zep 2:3).
Come along with me as we consider further what this all important teaching of our Lord Jesus on the mountain to the disciples is all about. Is it still reverent in our world today? Is there still an urge to live it out or are we now abiding with what the society is expecting of us against the teaching of our Lord Jesus? Come with me let’s go:
Blessed are the gentle,
because they will inherit the earth.—Matthew 5:5
In popular thinking the term meek implies weakness. The word Jesus used had a different meaning. His picture of meekness is that of a stallion that has been brought into subjection to its master. Whereas it once fought against any attempt to bring it under control, resisting direction with all its strength, now it yields its will to its master. The stallion has lost none of its strength or endurance; it has simply turned these over to the control of the master.
For the Christian, meekness requires submitting our will to the Master. Meekness is not submitting to everyone around us, it is taking our direction from God. Meekness means that we do not have to defend our rights, but we allow the Lord to defend us. Meekness means a life that is submissive to the Holy Spirit, giving Him the freedom to make any changes He knows are necessary. Meekness involves a self-control that comes from trusting God. Meekness demonstrates an attitude of long-suffering that allows God to deal with the injustices we face.
Jesus’ life was the paragon of meekness. He could have called upon legions of angels to remove Him from the cross, yet He allowed sinners to torture and kill Him. Although Jesus was by no means powerless to defend Himself, He chose to yield His life to the Father’s will. He did this because He trusted the Father completely.
When we doubt the Father, we tend to act in our own strength, rather than relying on His power. Jesus said that in relinquishing control over our lives to God, we will gain life in abundance!
Beloved, did you learn something new in the message? Did you read this “ Jesus defended not himself because He trusted His Father completely.” What a treasure of discovery! This call for examination of ourselves “are you trusting God completely in that situation or you have your plan B and C as our society has taught us.
The truth here is that some decisions of ours in relation to these virtue is very expensive but I have learnt that anything you lost just because of your obedience to God’s command, He will repay you. God will reward you, it might not as immediate as you want it but He will not fail to reward you. I have so many am believing God for, I know He will not leave me nor forsake me and if that is your case come along with as we discover more on “Divine Recompense”
“He that watereth shall be watered also himself.” Prov. 11:25
If I carefully consider others, God will consider me; and in some way or other He will recompense me. Let me consider the poor, and the Lord will consider me. Let me look after little children, and the Lord will treat me as His child. Let me feed His flock, and He will feed me. Let me water His garden, and He will make a watered garden of my soul. This is the Lord’s own promise; be it mine to fulfill the condition, and then to expect its fulfillment.
I may care about myself till I grow morbid; I may watch over my own feelings till I feel nothing; and I may lament my own weakness till I grow almost too weak to lament. It will be far more profitable for me to become unselfish, and out of love to my Lord Jesus begin to care for the souls of those around me.
My tank is getting very low; no fresh rain comes to fill it; what shall I do? I will pull up the plug, and let its contents run out to water the withering plants around me. What do I see? My cistern seems to fill as it flows. A secret spring is at work. While all was stagnant, the fresh spring was sealed; but as my stock flows out to water others the Lord thinketh upon me. Hallelujah!
Beloved, join me in appreciating the Holy Spirit for bring this message our way and we trust Him to help us to live it out in Jesus Name. Let this timeless teaching of Christ renew us in Jesus Name.
Our wilderness is gone; our forest is come in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.