August 22

 

I will lift up my voice to praise and worship the King of kings, the Lord of lords. You are unchangeable changer, You are the omnipotent and omnipresent God, He who is and yet to come. You are Greater than the greatest, You are Older than the oldest, You are Higher than the highest, You are Mightier than the mightiest. Indeed, You have not asked the seed of Jacob to seek You in vain, glory be to Your Holy Name.

There are times in life when is it seems everything that you had once had under perfect control go haywire and your are tempted to ask God where are You? Why are things going the way they are going right now? You may also be tempted to blame yourself at what is happening but you know what, He knows it all and have all plans ready to fit into that situation, so relax He that is leading knows it all; He knows the way. Be still and know that He is God. Let’s consider who has the majority in our crisis moment and how powerful the tool of meditation can wedge in such atime…

“And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” 2Kings 6:16

Horses and chariots, and a great host, shut up the prophet in Dothan. His young servant was alarmed. How could they escape from such a body of armed men? But the prophet had eyes which his servant had not, and he could see a greater host with far superior weapons guarding him from all harm. Horses of fire are mightier than horses of flesh, and chariots of fire are far preferable to chariots of iron.

Even so is it at this hour. The adversaries of truth are many, influential, learned, and crafty; and truth fares ill at their hands; and yet the man of God has no cause for trepidation. Agencies, seen and unseen, of the most potent kind, are on the side of righteousness. God has armies in ambush which will reveal themselves in the hour of need.

The forces which are on the side of the good and the true far outweigh the powers of evil. Therefore, let us keep our spirits up, and walk with the gait of men who possess a cheering secret, which has lifted them above all fear.

We are on the winning side. The battle may be sharp, but we know how it will end. Faith, having God with her, is in a clear majority: “They that be with us are more than they that be with them.”

Do you believe that? There are certain things that are not gotten just by on -looking or reading but by sitting in and meditating on it and God will clear the cloud of doubt and sow the seed of faith, your eyes of understanding will be enlightened and you will see and knoweth; that which was difficult to you will be become plain before you. Praise the Lord.

“Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide.” Genesis 24:63

Very admirable was his occupation. If those who spend so many hours in idle company, light reading, and useless pastimes, could learn wisdom, they would find more profitable society and more interesting engagements in meditation than in the vanities which now have such charms for them. We should all know more, live nearer to God, and grow in grace, if we were more alone. Meditation chews the cud and extracts the real nutriment from the mental food gathered elsewhere. When Jesus is the theme, meditation is sweet indeed. Isaac found Rebecca while engaged in private musings; many others have found their best beloved there.

Very admirable was the choice of place. In the field we have a study hung round with texts for thought. From the cedar to the hyssop, from the soaring eagle down to the chirping grasshopper, from the blue expanse of heaven to a drop of dew, all things are full of teaching, and when the eye is divinely opened, that teaching flashes upon the mind far more vividly than from written books. Our little rooms are neither so healthy, so suggestive, so agreeable, or so inspiring as the fields. Let us count nothing common or unclean, but feel that all created things point to their Maker, and the field will at once be hallowed.

Very admirable was the season. The season of sunset as it draws a veil over the day, befits that repose of the soul when earthborn cares yield to the joys of heavenly communion. The glory of the setting sun excites our wonder, and the solemnity of approaching night awakens our awe.

If the business of this day will permit it, it will be well, dear reader, if you can spare an hour to walk in the field at eventide, but if not, the Lord is in the town too, and will meet with thee in thy chamber or in the crowded street. Let thy heart go forth to meet Him. Will you do just that?

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Evang Ifeoma Ohondu

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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.