O! Mighty and Everlasting God, the God of the whole universe, what a Wonder You. Heaven and earth are full of Your glory, Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord.
Blessed Redeemer, Glorious God, I bow before Your throne. Thank You for another refreshing time in Your presence. Whoa, I am most grateful to You Alone Who is worthy of our praise. Father go before us and make all the crooked path straight that Your children will operate in Your strength, wisdom and understanding all through the week in Jesus Name. Amen.
Beloved, you are welcome into God’s presence once again, we believe that the Lord dealt kindly with you, glory be to God in the highest. As we usher you in to glorious presence this day, may His glory cover you that you not fall short of His mercy in the Name of Jesus.
May the Lord empowers you to do exploits in the kingdom and your personal lives in the Name of Jesus, Amen. For all things worketh after His own counsel and for our good to them that believeth. Praised the Lord!
“Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” Ephesians 1:11
Our belief in God’s wisdom supposes and necessitates that He has a settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would creation have been without His design? Is there a fish in the sea, or a fowl in the air, which was left to chance for its formation? Nay, in every bone, joint, and muscle, sinew, gland, and blood-vessel, you mark the presence of a God working everything according to the design of infinite wisdom.
And shall God be present in creation, ruling over all, and not in grace? Shall the new creation have the fickle genius of free will to preside over it when divine counsel rules the old creation? Look at Providence! Who knoweth not that not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father? Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. God weighs the mountains of our grief in scales, and the hills of our tribulation in balances.
And shall there be a God in providence and not in grace? Shall the shell be ordained by wisdom and the kernel be left to blind chance. No; He knows the end from the beginning. He sees in its appointed place, not merely the corner-stone which He has laid in fair colours, in the blood of His dear Son, but He beholds in their ordained position each of the chosen stones taken out of the quarry of nature, and polished by His grace; He sees the whole from corner to cornice, from base to roof, from foundation to pinnacle. He hath in His mind a clear knowledge of every stone which shall be laid in its prepared space, and how vast the edifice shall be, and when the top-stone shall be brought forth with shoutings of “Grace! Grace! unto it.”
At the last it shall be clearly seen that in every chosen vessel of mercy, Jehovah did as He willed with His own; and that in every part of the work of grace He accomplished His purpose, and glorified His own name. For whom he did foreknow, He also did predestinate, them He also called, them He justified and to them He also glorified. Above all, all things works for good to them love God.
Do you believed that? Recently, something happened in my family, when you view it from human understanding, you will not only be upset but give a stand for the devil come in and rule but when I sought God through prayer, He instructed me to be still, at a point I wanted to complain, but His grace held me on. After I have accepted the situation and begin to ask God what should be done then did the Lord made me to understand that the decision was to my favour, He pointed out to me how and how to go about it.
Beloved, of the truth, the decision was Divine and to my favour. Initial, I did not see it but when the Lord opened my eyes of understanding, I began to dance and glorified Him. Am grateful to God for helping to be still because if not for Him, I would have made grievous mistake. My dear, it pays to obey the Lord. Moreover, everything God allows is to work together for good to them that loves Him:
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.” Romans 8:28
Upon some points a believer is absolutely sure. He knows, for instance, that God sits in the stern-sheets of the vessel when it rocks most. He believes that an invisible hand is always on the world’s tiller, and that wherever providence may drift, Jehovah steers it. That re-assuring knowledge prepares him for everything.
He looks over the raging waters and sees the spirit of Jesus treading the billows, and he hears a voice saying, “It is I, be not afraid.” He knows too that God is always wise, and, knowing this, he is confident that there can be no accidents, no mistakes; that nothing can occur which ought not to arise. He can say, “If I should lose all I have, it is better that I should lose than have, if God so wills: the worst calamity is the wisest and the kindest thing that could befall to me if God ordains it.” “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.” The Christian does not merely hold this as a theory, but he knows it as a matter of fact.
Everything has worked for good as yet; the poisonous drugs mixed in fit proportions have worked the cure; the sharp cuts of the lancet have cleansed out the proud flesh and facilitated the healing. Every event as yet has worked out the most divinely blessed results; and so, believing that God rules all, that He governs wisely, that He brings good out of evil, the believer’s heart is assured, and he is enabled calmly to meet each trial as it comes.
The believer can in the spirit of true resignation pray, “Send me what thou wilt, my God, so long as it comes from Thee; never came there an ill portion from Thy table to any of Thy children.”
“Say not my soul, ‘From whence can God relieve my care?
Remember that Omnipotence has servants everywhere.
His method is sublime, His heart profoundly kind,
God never is before His time, and never is behind.'”
If God did not allowed you to pass through some challenges, you may not likely appreciate the victories He had won for you (Jn 3:16). Your victory is sweeter in face of daunting forces, for the Lord your God will bring victory out of that depleting situation and circumstances. Only Trust and obey.
Beloved, this week is ordained blessed in the Name of Jesus. You will increase in all sides and you testify of the Lord goodness in the land of the living.
Remain blessed in the Lord.