Let everything that breathe praise the Lord, and let the living proclaim His Faithfulness. O! Lord, among the gods, who is like unto Thee? There is none to be compared with Thee. You are so Excellent, You are so Wonderful, You are so Powerful. Father, we are grateful unto Thee for yet another week, another day to communion with You. Thank You Lord.

Come and manifest Your Power in the life of Your children. May each of us have an encounter of a life time with You through Your word this day in the Name of Jesus. Let power move through us again and establish us through Your Word to us this day and forever in Jesus Name.

Spirit of the Living God come into our lives and teach us to do the will of God, help us to be doers of Your Word and not hearers alone. Inspire us to do great and mighty things for the Lord. Help us to be God’s hand and feet in this part of eternity we ask through our Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour Amen!

 The Word of God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Isa 5:13; Hos 4:6). “Where is no vision, the people perish, unrestrained, not controlled” (Prov 29:18). “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb 11:6). “My son be strong and courageous” (Jos 1:9).

Beloved, do you want to be victorious? Consider these powerful words “Vision; Faith; Courage” before you, study it and apply it then you will be on your way to victory.

 Vision – Faith – Courage

Aim at nothing and you are sure to hit it!“I understand from the “experts” that 90% of those who head companies routinely play catch-up ball as they respond to market conditions in reacting to the tyranny of the urgent.

By contrast, true leaders bring vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort. Today, what is needed are people with:

VISION to see what ought to be done:

Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.“(John 4:35b)

 QUESTION: Do you have a God-given VISION as to what His mission is for you or your company? Or are you simply milling around, conducting business-as-usual, losing altitude and taking up space?

FAITH to believe it can be done:

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you.“(Luke 17:6)

 QUESTION: Do you have the FAITH to believe it can be done? Or are you paralyzed by indecision, over-analysis, paralysis… and over-spiritualizing?

COURAGE to persevere until it is done:

Because the Lord God helps me, I will not be dismayed; therefore, I have set my face like a flint to do his will, and I know that I will triumph.“(Isaiah 50:7 – Living)

 QUESTION: Do you have the COURAGE to believe that failure is not an option; that you will circumvent, tunnel through, or go over the obstacles until the mission is accomplished?

Perhaps understanding the difference between an eagle and a chicken is helpful:

Eagles soar with the wind, rising above the circumstances to see the big picture. Once they spot their prey, they drop with lightning speed in accomplishing their mission Chickens cluck, peck, strut, mill around, and lay eggs when the urge comes upon them.

QUESTION: Which are you? An eagle who rises above his circumstance, bringing vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort? Or are you a business-as-usual chicken who struts around and clucks, performing only when the urge comes upon you?

Beloved whatever that had be tidy you before now must loose it grip if you will cooperate with the Holy Spirit today. (Ps 112:7; Ezek 36:26). The Lord is your safest shelter (Isa 32:2)

Be sure to please God and not man; as the Lord will honour His vision and not man’s:

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.—Galatians 1:10

At times you will have to make a choice between pleasing God and pleasing those around you, for God’s ways are not man’s ways (Isa. 55:8–9). As important as it is to strive for good relations with others, it is even more important to maintain a steadfast and obedient relationship with Christ. Disobeying God to keep peace with other people is never wise. Peace with God is always paramount.

Jesus warned that obeying Him might cause division in your relationships (Matt. 10:35–36). If Paul’s primary goal had been to please others, he would never have become an apostle of Jesus Christ. Paul went completely against the wishes of his colleagues in order to obey Christ. At times, obedience to God sets family members at odds with each other (Matt. 10:35–36). When you follow Jesus’ Lordship, your family may misunderstand, or even oppose you, yet your obedience to God reflects your identity as His child. Jesus said that those who obey His will are His brothers and sisters (Luke 8:21). God does not intend to divide the home, but He places obedience before domestic harmony.

It is important to get alone in quietness with God so that you understand what pleases Him. The world’s thinking will mislead you more easily when you are not clear about what God desires. It broke Peter’s heart to know that the opinion of a servant girl had mattered more to him than the approval of his Lord! If the desire to appease others tempts you to compromise what you know God wants you to do, learn from Peter’s mistake. Determine that you will please your Lord regardless of the opinions of others.

Finally brethren Defect is not an option for a child of God. Victory is only option permitted in the life of a child of God (Hos 6:4). The truth you know is what set you free, don’t allow the devil to cage you and keep accusing you, move out and move forward because to favour Zion is now.

Despite what Apostle Paul suffered he did not give up (2 Cor 11:24-27; 4: 8-10). So be encourage as run through this week, victory is sure.

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.