Let not your heart be troubled

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go prepare a place for you.” John 14: 1 and 2.

Believer, if your heart is troubled, let it not be so because Jesus tells us to trust in Him. He will indeed calm your troubled heart. Just ask Him, take your troubled heart to Him and He will give you rest, and perfect peace.

1 Peter 5:7 tells us, “Cast all your anxiety upon Him for He cares for you.”

Isaiah 26: 3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

Put on the Helmet of Salvation, dear reader, and fill your mind with His Word. Ask God to give you the mind of Christ, and He will give you perfect Peace. Trust in the Lord and do not lean on your own understanding, and He will direct your path.

Jesus has already gone before you, to prepare a place for you. He has already gone before you to straighten the crooked paths, to defeat your enemies, to fight your battles, to bless you with streams in the desert and make road for you in the wilderness. Trust Him and He will do what is impossible for you. Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Make me more like JESUS

Change my heart O Lord,
Make me more like You.
Wash me, cleanse me, mold me,
purge me, chastise me, do all You need to,
But change my heart O Lord,
And make me more like You.

Give me Love to love the unloving,
Strength to forgive my enemies,
Patience to endure all things,
Faithfulness toward You and those I ought to be faithful to.
Supply all my needs according to Your riches in Glory in Christ Jesus,
And make me more like You.

Give me the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding,
The Spirit of the Knowledge of Your Word.
Give me the Fruit of Repentance and Righteousness,
The Fruit of the Spirit,
And a Heart to Obey and Worship You in Spirit and in Truth.

Now take my hand Precious Lord,
Lead me in the way Everlasting,
Hold me with Your Righteous Right Hand,
To daily walk with You, Meditate on You, Live for You, Die for You,
And eventually become more like YOU!

The year of Restoration, for those who Believe

“The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, My great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2: 24 and 25.

Believer, remember that in Jesus, every promise in the Bible is ours. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 2:14.

The lost years in your life will be restored. No matter what you lost, no matter where you are now and no matter what you have done, if it is in the perfect will of God, He will give it to you, you simply need to ask. If you doubt, then ask this one question that God Himself had once asked Abraham – “Is anything too hard for the Lord”? The answer my friend, is nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord. It is possible for Him to give you every good thing, and He will indeed supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Just do not ask asmiss.

If you have not believed in God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and if you have not confessed with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him up from the dead, if you have not repented of your sins, and decided to turn to Jesus, then you are not His child and if not His child then you are not heir to His Kingdom, and these promises or any promise in the Bible, not even an Everlasting Life with Him is yours to claim. Try Jesus, turn to Him alone for the redemption of your sins, and see the Salvation of God.

Dear Father, I thank you for your Son Jesus Christ whom you sent to die for us, who shed every drop of His blood for the forgiveness and for the redemption of our sins and whom You raised from the dead on the third day. In this uncertain world Lord, you are our Certainty and Hope and in Jesus your Son we claim every promise in the Bible, even the restoration of the lost years of our lives. May your will be done Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today, Forever

“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.

The same God who created the Heavens and the Earth, and formed you beautifully and wonderfully with His hands, the same God, will be with you in your tomorrows.

The same God who parted the Red Sea, made the Sun stand still, the same who was with the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace and with Daniel in the den of lions, the same God, the very God of the very God will also be with you tomorrow and always.

The same God who turned the water into wine, calmed the winds and the waves, healed the sick and raised the dead, will deliver you as you enter a new year.

The same God who raised you up and brought you thus far, the same God who helped you clear that exam, gave you that job, helped clear your bills and blessed you with many blessings. The same God will continue to bless you with many blessings even in the new year and forever more.

The same God who never gave up on you, even when your dearest and nearest ones gave up on you, the same God who was always by your side when all others left and abandoned you, the same God will wipe away your tears and promises to never leave or forsake you even in the future. He will be your Hope, your Future and Your Peace.

Dear reader, we do not know what tomorrow holds, but we sure know who holds our tomorrow. This same Jesus, who was with you and delivered you and provided for you thus far, the same Jesus will be with you tomorrow and forever.

Dear Father, we thank You for being with us thus far, for hearing our cry, answering our prayers, for rescuing us and delivering us every time we called out Your name. As we enter a new year, as we step into the unknown, we know that you are certain, the One who does not change, does not slumber nor sleeps. We know that You will always be our Shield, our Shelter, our High Tower, our Jehova Jireh, our Healer, our Physician, and our All in All. Help us rest in You, trust You and follow You always, and give us the Grace we need and Your Power and enable us to deny ourself, take up our cross daily and follow You. Help us to shine our light so bright that the people around us will see You in us and glorify Your name alone. In Jesus name, Amen!

Lord Save Me!

Save me from my rage

Save me from this bitterness and hate

Save me from my enemy within and the sudden destruction he brings

Save me from myself

And Heal Me Lord!

Heal me from all my afflictions and pain

If only I touch the hem of your garment, Lord if only You speak a Word…

I know I will be healed. I am healed!

Inquire of God, again and always

“Therefore David inquired again of God, and God said to him, ‘you shall not go up after them; circle around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.” 1 Chronicles 14:14

There is a reason God called David, a man after His own heart. David inquired of God time and again, for everything. Before attacking his enemies, even before setting up a strategy to defeat his enemies, while fleeing from his arch enemy etc. David always inquired of God, and God would tell him what to do, sometimes not always he had planned, like in this verse quoted above.

You know, many a times we want to hear from God what we want to hear or what our flesh wants us to do. AW Tozer puts it plainly, “Most Christians don’t hear God’s voice because we have already decided we are not going to do what He tells us to do.” This is so true. If you remember the story of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah (another king after David who would often inquire of God), when he visited Ahab, the king of Israel, we see that Ahab did not like to hear the voice of God because it went contrary to his fleshly desires. So God had to send a lying spirit to him to tell him what he wanted to hear and to persuade him to go to war. God did speak to him that day through Micah whom Ahab despised and imprisoned, but he chose to listen to those lying spirits that resulted in Ahab’s death.

So you see, if you want to truly hear God’s voice, you must be truly willing to obey His commands and do His will even when it goes against our flesh. And if we are willing to truly obey God at all cost, God will speak and we will hear His voice.

And how does God speak to us today? Mainly through His Word – The Bible, He may confirm His word to you through circumstances, through people, perhaps even through dreams, but He will not contradict His word, His Command or His promises. So ask God to give you His discerning Spirit and a willingness to obey Him at any cost.

Dear Father, please give me a willing heart and obedient heart, for obedience is more important to You than sacrifice. And help me to hear your voice and obey you at any cost, even when it goes against my fleshly desires. For you Lord, in all things and at all times desires to give me you best and glorify Your name through my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

HE Will Rescue You

“Therefore say to the children of Israel: I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments… And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.” Exodus 6: 6 and 8.

The Lord is telling you the same, He will indeed rescue you and deliver you from every satanic bondage. You need only need to ask and cast all your burdens to Him; And He who hears your cry, will deliver you.

One of my favourite Bible verses, infact, it’s a promise from Psalms 50:15, “Call unto me in the day of trouble, I will save you and you will praise Me.”

Each time I was in trouble, each time I needed to be rescued, I reminded my Heavenly Father about this promise, and I tell you, each time He came to my rescue and delivered my out of all my troubles. Praise the Lord.

Dear Father, I pray that whoever is reading this and if he/she is under any bondage, whether financial, spiritual or physical, or even under any demonic stronghold, I pray, you come to their rescue and deliver them from all their troubles and every kind of bondage. You save them and let them praise You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

Lift Up Your Eyes

“And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are – northward, southward, eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.” Genesis 13:14-15.

God further tells Abram in Genesis 13:17, “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

Our God is a wonderful comforter. Abram was close to his nephew Lot, so the separation from his brother’s son did hurt him. But God was with Abram. After Lot took the best of the land and left Abram with a wasteland, the Lord comforts Abram and reminds him of His promise to Abram and his descendants.

The same God is with us. Probably you are in similar position as Abraham was, you helped a friend, a relative, a brother, and it left you in pain, in an uncertain situation. But God is with you.

No matter where you are and what situation you are in, our Heavenly Father is telling you today, lift up your eyes and look from where you are – northward, southward, eastward and westward. You are more precious to Him than sparrows, now even more so when you are His child. He is telling you that all the promises in the Bible are yours, you need to walk through it, claim it and believe it, for the Lord, our Father, promises to give it to us.

Dear Father, I thank you for your wonderful promises in the Bible. Today I claim them, and receive them by Faith in your Son Jesus Christ. You O Lord are the same, yesterday, today and forever. In Jesus name. Amen!

Come to the Throne of Grace Boldly

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.

By the grace of God and through our faith in Jesus Christ alone, God has given us the privilege and the right to go right upto the Throne of Grace to obtain His mercy and grace and make our requests known to Him. Jesus too has repeatedly told us to ask the Father whatever we need in His name and the Father will give it to us. Therefore we can now go directly and boldly to the Father’s Throne of Grace and ask whatever we need and receive His grace, mercy and favour.

This is similar to Esther, she entered the king’s court without his permission for a specific need, and the king raised his scepter and saved her life and granted her request. Esther being the queen, could not enter the king’s throne boldly, she literally risked her life. But thanks to the perfect work of Jesus, His death and resurrection and our faith in Jesus alone, for our salvation, we are now children of God, and heirs in His Kingdom, and therefore we need to fear for our life, but can come boldly and confidently to the Throne of Grace and make our requests known to God the Father.

So let us make good use of this privilege that God has given us, while we still can, and let us know our Lord more intimately and personally. Let us come to His Throne of Grace boldly, not only to meet our needs, but also for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and even for those that are lost in the pleasures of this world.

Dear Father, thank you for giving us the privilege to come to your Throne, and to come boldly and ask whatever we need in Jesus name, and we know that you will grant our request, according to your perfect will and plan for our life. We pray that you help us recognise what a great privilege you have given us and to make good use of it, not only for us and our families, but even more for those that are lost. To You O Lord be all glory and honour, now and forevermore. Amen!

Like a Thief in the Night

“For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2.

We ought to live every day, all the time, knowing that our Lord will come at anytime. Like a thief in the night, our Lord will come at an unexpected time, so let us be ready, let us be watchful dear reader, lest we be caught unaware.

While the world is busy in hate, immorality, self righteousness, a child of God is mindful of the things above. He spends more time with the Lord, conversing with Him, in Spirit and in Truth, casting all cares upon Him, and most importantly being more like Jesus to this lost world.

Let us be watchful and bear fruits worthy of repentance, let us also bear the fruit of righteousness and the fruit of the Spirit (which is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control), so that we become good ambassadors of Christ and warn the lost and our near and dear ones, that our Bridegroom is on His way to take His Bride.

Dear Father, prepare us to meet you, and while we are still on earth, help us to be more like you and be your good ambassadors to the lost. In Jesus name, Amen!