Worthy worthy is the Lord, worthy worthy is the Lord, worthy worthy is the Lord, praise the Lord. Who is like unto Thee O Lord! Who is like unto Thee, O Lord! Among the God’s Who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, fearful in praising, doing wonder, alleluia!
Heavenly Father we thank You for Who You are we bless Your holy Name, we exhaust You, we magnify You we give You praise we give You adoration we give You honour blessed be Your holy Name. Thank You Lord.
Thank You Lord for the gift of another week, we receive it with thanksgiving. May we see your glory as we walk through the path in Jesus Name. May Your love encompass us through the rough edge of each day and Your mercies deliver us from all evil in Jesus Name.
Sweet Jesus help us we pray Thee, let Your Name prevail in every circumstances we are facing right now in Jesus Name and may our joy be full through Your precious Name Amen!
Beloved, thank God for this bright day. Thank Him also for the days gone by. Still running the series of “knowing God” (wasn’t like a series initially but God has help us in digging and discovering more of Him). Praise God.
The topic today typify the nature of God. The truth about Him must be experienced. Until we experienced God, we will not acknowledge His Lordship over our prevailing circumstances.
Beloved, have you ever come a point in your life where you are at your wit end and suddenly God showed up and you are celebrated and the devil was beaten blue black by the miracle you experienced? I have many testimonies and I believe you have also. But there is a key to it.
Is possible why you are where you are today is because you have either loss the key or you have forgotten it?
Come with me as we remind ourselves once again the key to knowing God deeply:
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”—Luke 5:4
When Christ teaches you something about Himself, He implements it into your life through experience. As the crowds gathered around, Jesus chose to board Peter’s boat and teach the people from there. All day long Peter sat in the boat listening to Jesus teach the multitudes. At the close of His discourse, Jesus allowed Peter to experience the reality of what He had just been teaching the crowd. The crowd had heard the truth, but Peter was to experience it.
Jesus put His teaching into language a fisherman could understand. He told Peter to put out his nets into the deep water. Peter hesitated, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing.” Peter had been fishing all night, had washed and repaired his nets in the morning, and then listened to Jesus teach. He was tired. He probably was not expecting a dramatic encounter with God at a time like that. Yet, as Peter obeyed Jesus, he pulled in such a miraculous catch of fish that his boat almost sank! Peter was filled with amazement and recognized that he had just experienced the power of God (Luke 5:4–11).
Peter learned that with a command from Jesus, he could do anything. Thus, Jesus was able to reorder Peter’s priorities from catching fish to catching men (Luke 4:10). Peter’s obedience led to a dramatic new insight into the person of Jesus. This was an invitation to walk with Jesus in an even more intimate and powerful way.
God does not want you to merely gain intellectual knowledge of truth. He wants you to experience His truth. There are things about Jesus you will learn only as you obey Him. Your obedience will then lead to greater revelation and opportunities for service.
Beloved, you will be marvel at this:
“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.” Matthew 15:27
This woman gained comfort in her misery by thinking GREAT THOUGHTS OF CHRIST. The Master had talked about the children’s bread: “Now,” argued she, “since Thou art the Master of the table of grace, I know that Thou art a generous housekeeper, and there is sure to be abundance of bread on Thy table; there will be such an abundance for the children that there will be crumbs to throw on the floor for the dogs, and the children will fare none the worse because the dogs are fed.“
She thought Him one who kept so good a table that all that she needed would only be a crumb in comparison; yet remember, what she wanted was to have the devil cast out of her daughter. It was a very great thing to her, but she had such a high esteem of Christ, that she said, “It is nothing to Him, it is but a crumb for Christ to give.” This is the royal road to comfort.
Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace. “My sins are many, but oh! it is nothing to Jesus to take them all away. The weight of my guilt presses me down as a giant’s foot would crush a worm, but it is no more than a grain of dust to Him, because He has already borne its curse in His own body on the tree. It will be but a small thing for Him to give me full remission, although it will be an infinite blessing for me to receive it.” The woman opens her soul’s mouth very wide, expecting great things of Jesus, and He fills it with His love.
Dear reader, do the same. She confessed what Christ laid at her door, but she laid fast hold upon Him, and drew arguments even out of His hard words; she believed great things of Him, and she thus overcame Him. SHE WON THE VICTORY BY BELIEVING IN HIM. Her case is an instance of prevailing faith; and if we would conquer like her, we must imitate her tactics.
Beloved, what are your findings? Do you discover from the above that the prevailing faith came from the fact that this woman knew that the healing she is seeking from Jesus is but a crumb in comparison to what Jesus stand for (Matt 15: 30- 39). Having that understanding, she also knew that it will be nothing for Him to part with even though she unworthy? So she press on and receive her miracle. You can tell the rest of the story having experience the Person of Christ even in an worthy state what will become of her.
How much do you know about Christ and the power in Him? Mind you that this woman is not born-again but you are. Do you think of Christ so highly to over your unpleasant situations or you bought into the lie of Satan that is not possible? No, God cannot do this one or you are going to perish in that sickness or financial condition will persist?
My prayer for as many that will be reading this devotional may they like Peter experience the truth in Christ and God our creator in Jesus’s Name. Praise God.
The key to experiencing the truth lies in “obedience”. Are you ready to stop reasoning God and start obey Him? Another key is “trusting”. Can you start trusting God now and experience His miracles?
Beloved, this week is declared blessed in Jesus Name. We will have testimonies come Friday to share in Jesus Name. Don’t give in but rather declare what you believe and desire from God as did the woman above. She did not allow the name- calling by Jesus to distract her nor did it make her bitter, she knew what she wanted from Christ and she went for it. Do likewise.
Remain blessed in the Lord.