Early this week, I really desired to buy a tray of eggs but my best supplier did not have.
I got a visitor a few days later, and behold they came along with a full tray of eggs, just for me. Now I may not have prayed about it, but God knew how much I needed it.
Now this may seem ordinary, but it is not. God used that to remind me that He knows all that I need, is able and more than willing to supply.
In Matthew 6:31-32, God says “…do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”
God is not blind to your need. He knows it all and in due time, He will provide. Worry not!
All of us are born for a divine purpose, irrespective of the circumstances that usher us into this world.
Embedded in that purpose are mini steps that together form a complete picture of God purpose for you and me.
Our purpose in life is not one major event, but a combination of many seasons. Everywhere we are for the moment there is a purpose for us, we just have to find out what it is and walk in it.
Like Queen Esther was asked by Mordecai in Esther 4:14, who knows whether you are where you are for such a time as this?
Our life in its entirety is a chain link of our God given purpose. May God help us not to break it.
We spend a great portion of our life pursuing physical perfection, but Solomon says at the end, all is “…meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Eccelesiastes 1:14)
Your measure is not how tall, wealthy or intelligent you are, but what is in your heart ultimately defines you.
Your perfection of the heart is Christ Himself, residing on the inside of you.
He made you perfect in His own image, and when you let Him in, He magnifies that perfection in you.
Think about some of the expensive brands we use. Who gives them their worth? It’s not the user but the brand owner. The manufacturer gives worth to the product.
We can chase physical perfection all we want, we can spend all our life pursuing more out of life, but without the Author of Life in us, it is all meaningless.
From the onset, when Jesus “…had called His twelve disciples to [Him,] He gave them power [over] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.” (Matthew 10:1)
However, they fail to apply this word and in Matthew 17, the disciples were puzzled when they failed to drive out a demon from a boy.
The status changes from Acts when the disciples start walking in the word that God had given them prior.
They are able to perform so many miracles and lead many to Christ, because they were now acting on God’s word.
This same concept remains true for us as believers. God is a God of action. He requires us to be doers of the word, not just hearers.
God has a word concerning every single thing under the sun.
When we choose to only read or hear it without applying it in our lives, we are only kidding our selves.
We ought to speak His word into our lives and situations, we need to walk in it and have faith that He who said it, will fulfill it.
We are not blessed by the word of God we hear but by the word we apply.
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound. For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.”(Psalm 92: 1-5)
In all things, find reason to give thanks to God. The portion of scripture above says it is good that you do so.
Romans 8:28 tells us that God works out everything for our good.
Sometimes we fail to see His goodness but when we look closer, we can see His lovingkindness in all things.
God is consistently looking out to make our lives better.
What are you thankful to God for this morning?
At the end of a particularly not so good day for me yesterday, God practically reminded me that He knows me personally, and that with every breathe I take, He is right there with me.
Allow me encourage you today. Whether you know Him or not, whether you love Him or not, whether you feel it or not, God knows you.
He knows when you sit and when you rise; He perceives your thoughts from afar.
He discerns your going out and your lying down; He is familiar with all your ways and never surprised by you.
Before a word is on your tongue , the LORD knows it completely.
God is your maker, He calls you His own. He will never leave you no matter where you go.
He knows your name, He knows your every thought; He sees each tear that falls, and hears you when you call.
If you are a computer user, you might have experienced this.
When too many windows are open, less work is actually done, or more time is spent because of the many windows one has to go through to get to what is needed for the task at hand.
This same principle applies to prayer. In 2 Kings 13, King Jehoash runs to Elisha who is on his death bed, in great fear concerning the “armies and chariots of Israel,” because without the man of God, the King was afraid of what might happen to Israel.
One of the key highlights in this portion of scripture is the fact that Elisha asked the king to open only the East window. Perhaps there were other windows in the room, but Elisha asked him to focus in on the East Window.
For that particular season, God was giving Jehoash grace to fight Israel’s enemy from the East who were the Arameans from Syria.
Sometimes we get overwhelmed by so many battles, and we tend to fight all at the same time.
The result is usually tired and frustrated Christians, with limited victory.
We need to learn to take it one battle at a time. Focus on a particular issue, look up scripture concerning that and engage in prayer over it.
Just like a nail being hammered into a wall, the persistent pressure you exert in the spirit will eventually result in victory.
Action without aim gives limited results.