Who is like unto Thee O! Lord Who is like unto Thee O! Lord among the gods, Who is like Thee, You are glorious in holiness, fearful in praising doing wonders alleluia, always doing wonders alleluia!!!!!!!!!!!// How Excellent is your Name O! Lord, How Excellent is Your Name O! Lord! How excellent is Your Name, how excellent is your Name, how excellent is Your Name O! Lord, how excellent is Your Name! How wonderful is Your Name, how Excellent is Your Name O! Lord!
Glorious Father we thank You we bless Your Name! We give You Praise adoration to Your Holy Name, Father receive all the glory, O Lord receive all the honour, Father receive all the glory, alleluia Amen! Glory be to Your holy Name, who is like unto Thee, o! God there is none to be compared with Thee. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory hosanna in the highest, thank You for answering our petitions thank You for showing for in our situations, thank You for giving us an opportunity to sing alleluia in the midst of it all, Father we bow before You we reverence You, we adore You, glory be to Your Name on high in Jesus Name.
Beloveth, how are doing today? How was it at the place of prayer? Hope you prayed through? Glory be to Jesus who answers all prayers, He will answer us today. Praise the Lord!
Beloveth, in today’s faith clinic we will be looking at something that is of essences in our lives at this time. For a recap, we treated so much about fear, doubt and faith last year, and just at the beginning of the year we are confronted with nerves ending fear not just peculiar to an individual but to the world as a whole.
People wake up and go back to bed with so much fear, anxiety and panic, believe me is not a joke but there is hope for you and I who believe in our Lord Jesus- in Christ is a Perfect Peace
As human, it seems like one of our natural states of being is to live in the grip of fear and anxiety. And in today’s world, stress, anxiety, and fear aren’t in short supply. The daily headlines dish out a nonstop serving of bad news, of seemingly unending turmoil that creates a constant unsettledness. And the stress of modern- day life often results in anxiety-filled days that rob us of the peace God intends.
In life one thing that seems elusive is often a sense of ongoing peace. Authentic deep-seated peace. In fact, if you are honest with yourself, I am confident there is something you are struggling with right now that is keeping you from experiencing what you long for- the calmness and serenity of a heart at peace.
Make no mistake. The natural bent of life is to be filled with anxiety, fear, and worry. Our stress- filled, deeply broken world serves up a daily dose of the things that thrive on stealing the peace that God intends for our lives. It is no wonder Jesus, just hours before his departure from this earth, told His disciples that He was going to leave them with His peace. Not the faux peace the world serves up. But the real deal. Why? Because He knew they would need it. And you and I would need it.
And if there is one person who can deliver on that promise, it is Jesus. After all, he is the Prince of peace, as Isaiah in Isaiah 9:6.
Of all the titles that Jesus could have been given, it is instructive that one is the Prince of Peace. Simple stated, Jesus is the one Who ultimately rules over peace. In fact, he is the only One who can deliver perfect Peace. Later in book of Isaiah, the prophet declares this promise, “You will keep in Perfect Peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3)
Read that verse again, because I don’t want you to miss the point. Do you see it? Do you see the key to attaining that perfect peace? It is found in trusting God, and as you entrust yourself to Him, you gain a “steadfast” mind.
Paul echoes this truth in Philippians 4:6-7 where he commands us : Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So how do you deal with trials, anxiety and fear? With thanksgiving, lay it all at the feet Jesus. If you truly release it all to Jesus, you will be given God’s peace that will then act as guard over your heart and mind. By the way, the word for ‘guard’ is ‘garrison’ in the Greek. I think Paul was intentional here wanting you and I to know that God’s peace is like a garrison of soldiers that will stand guard over our heart and minds.
Notice that Paul warms us that this peace will transcend ‘all understanding,” in other words, it won’t make sense. And the evil one will want to steal that peace from you by making you believe that it not right to have that kind of peace considering what you are facing. Don’t fall for that lie. Jesus wants to give you a perfect peace that the world just can’t understand if you will truly put into His trust the fear and anxiety you are struggling with today.
Beloved stop right now and thank Him that you can entrust your fear and anxiety to him. And then rest in His Perfect Peace even while you here on earth.
Come on for more:
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for
“Lo! He comes with clouds descending.”
Be patient! The Husbandman waits until He reaps His harvest. Be patient; for you know who has said, “Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give to every man according as his work shall be.” If you are never so wretched now, remember
“A few more rolling suns, at most,
Will land thee on fair Canaan’s coast.”
Thy head may be crowned with thorny troubles now, but it shall wear a starry crown ere long; thy hand may be filled with cares—it shall sweep the strings of the harp of heaven soon. Thy garments may be soiled with dust now; they shall be white by-and-by. Wait a little longer. Ah! how despicable our troubles and trials will seem when we look back upon them! Looking at them here in the prospect, they seem immense; but when we get to heaven we shall then
“With transporting joys recount,
The labours of our feet.”
Our trials will then seem light and momentary afflictions. Let us go on boldly; if the night be never so dark, the morning cometh, which is more than they can say who are shut up in the darkness of hell. Do you know what it is thus to live on the future—to live on expectation—to antedate heaven? Happy believer, to have so sure, so comforting a hope. It may be all dark now, but it will soon be light; it may be all trial now, but it will soon be all happiness. What matters it though “weeping may endure for a night,” when “joy cometh in the morning?”
Beloved, what an awesome moment in our faith clinic today? I believe you had a wonderful time with your faith in Christ increased, beloved, look steadily on Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith. Come alone with us as we rap up this session with this hymn
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood
Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blessed
Watching and waiting, looking above
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
Oh what a Savior, wonderful Jesus
Beloved, this is our assurance in Christ and we know that he will fail us and that is our confidence in Him, hold on to it and you will be greatly blessed.
Remain blessed in the Lord.