Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against Thee (Ps 83:1-5) (KJV)
Our God will not be silent, He will come and defend us as seek His face today in prayer, the Lord will arise and make face to shine upon us, make every crooked path to be straight. Be strong in the place of prayer, never give up on yourself or any issue you are believing God to do for you.
Press on and ask for divine guidance (Jer 33:3), the Lord will show you great and might things which thou knoweth not. Do everything the Lord laid in your heart to do, that challenges will not overwhelm you. be diligent in whatsoever your hands findeth to do.
I encountered lot of storms recently that would have ended my appointment with Lord, it was tough and quitting was not an option. Thank God for His “Grace” availed for me (2 Cor 9:8). The interesting thing is that all where I think and hope help will come from where not responsive. I held on to my God and Maker, on whose mission I am (Dan 10:12-14). At the 21st day of this month I took a decision to move forward, having perceived in mind that God has answered my prayer. God glorified Himself in that situation and send help to me, praise the Lord.
I may not know where you are today but I know that God does not store up prayer; He answers every prayer including a sigh from you. Never give up, hold on to Him alone who will honour you and take your burden away from you and give you His that is very light to bear (Matt 11:28-30). All of this you will obtain at the altar of prayer; one of the paths that drop fatness:
“Thy paths drop fatness.” Psalm 65:11
Many are “the paths of the Lord” which “drop fatness,” but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, “My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me.” Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought.
Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong—if not happy. The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not sparkling with the joy of the Lord.
Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel’s fields.
There is another especial path dropping with fatness to those who walk therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of fellowship with Jesus! Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus’ bosom. Few Christians understand it, they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of Nebo: they live in the outer court, they enter not the holy place, they take not up the privilege of priesthood.
At a distance they see the sacrifice, but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit thou ever under the shadow of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches thereof; let thy beloved be unto thee as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, and thou shalt be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. O Jesus, visit us with Thy salvation!
Let the door of communion be opened to me, that I will fellowship with you (Ps 61:4) and every door thy hand will open, no man can shut it:
“I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” Rev. 3:8
Saints who remain faithful to the truth of God have an open door before them. My soul, thou hast resolved to live and die by that which the Lord has revealed in His Word, and therefore before thee stands this open door.
I will enter in by the open door of communion with God. Who shall say me nay? Jesus has removed my sin, and given me His righteousness, therefore I may freely enter. Lord, I do so by thy grace.
I have also before me an open door into the mysteries of the Word. I may enter into the deep things of God. Election, Union to Christ, the Second Advent — all these are before me, and I may enjoy them. No promise and no doctrine are now locked up against me.
An open door of access is before me in private, and an open door of usefulness in public. God will hear me; God will use me. A door is opened for my onward march to the church above, and for my daily fellowship with saints below. Some may try to shut me up or shut me out, but all in vain.
Soon shall I see an open door into Heaven: the pearl gate will be my way of entrance, and then I shall go in unto my Lord and King, and be with God eternally shut in.
I pray on your behalf this day that God will grant the followings in your place of prayer- the grace to patiently wait for the Lord’s doing (Heb 6:15). The Lord will grant you His strength to walk therein (2 Cor 12:9; Ps71:16). The Lord will perfect all that concerns you and that your joy will be full (Ps 138:8; 1 Jn 1:4). That you walk in love and desire spiritual gifts (1 Cor 14:1). Let the hand of the Lord create a new heaven and earth for you (Isa 65:17) in the Name of Jesus I do pray. Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.