“Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.” So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored 1KING 13:6
In every situation one finds themself it is of the utmost importance that you speak to someone, in times of joy, you cannot enjoy it alone but with others who will celebrate and rejoice with you, with dance, sing songs and loads of laughter!. Also in time of pain, despair and sorrow, it is also paramount that you share it with someone so you don’t go crazy, a problem not shared affects the body and destroys the mind, you suffer high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, depression and death!. That will NOT be your portion IJN.
A problem shared is said to be ‘a problem halved’. Years back a BT TV commercial slogan was ‘it is good to talk’!.
Hear what the Bible says‘
“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you” Luke 11:9.
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven”. Matt18:19
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him”.…1John5:14-15
The 1st point of Contact for a Christian is to ‘talk to God’!
In every situation, every morning, every hour of the day, before you sleep, before you make any decision, before you choose a friend, a life partner, when you are alone, when you are happy, when you are sad etc. In essence at every second in the day, you must develop a ‘walking talking’ relationship with your maker!.
Jesus says this to you my friend..“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.29“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.…Matt 11:28-29
Remember He created YOU, He knows you more than you know yourself, talk to HIM, afterall He never sleeps!. HALLELUYAH
Meditate on His words through the Holy Bible and hold on to HIS promises concerning your life and it shall be so IJN.
My dear friend, indeed we serve a good God, Marvelous is His ways, Merciful and Wonderful is He. His promise to you is this..However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him” 1Cor 2:9
GOD LOVES YOU AND HE IS WAITING ON YOU!
AYO NI O!
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For the honor of your name, O LORD, forgive my many, many sins. Psalm 25:11 Another Lenten season has come around again. A time of reverence, to purge oneself, Spiritual detox, seeking forgiveness, charity and indeed a reflection of ones walk with God. We look back at the year that was—with or without regrets, what have…
This year has been testing and challenging.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation. Psalm 42:
Has this year been a testing year financially? with no job or perhaps a job like no job, day in day out you seem to be in this rat race, going round and round in a circle yet going nowhere, you thought surely this year is MY YEAR, yet November rolls to December, a whole 12 months gone by and still nothing.
People are celebrating new businesses, new jobs, new mansions, new Range rover luxury cars or even Tesla’s, they show you their black American Express cards. ‘Do you know I can buy a whole mansion anywhere in the world with this card’? and you smile at them, thinking inwardly ‘Lord where art thou?.
Perhaps yours has been a challenging year mentally, docking and diving because of no ‘papers’, you walk in the shadows, just like a thief in the night, you avoid public places, when you see a police car or a street patrol cop your heart beats so loud you hear it in your ears, dum,dum!. Still, no Job, no soulmate, no confidant to relate to, you become a wanderer with nothing to look forward to, you don’t even know where to start from or who to tell your case to, after all, you don’t want to become the joke of the town. ‘Have you heard, they will say?’, that lady, can you believe with all her sophistication, she has no papers, she is in detention now about to be sent back to Nigeria!
The miracle-working God is still doing wonders!,
Perhaps yours is marital issues, the fruit of the womb, parenting, terminal disease and so on. As King Solomon said in Ecc 1:9 . ‘Nothing new under the sun‘, everyone has a problem they are going through, some are so big that physically it is impossible to see a way out. How does one claw out of a tunnel of impossibility?
Every day you hope for the best, you stay strong as advised, you pray, you fast, you trust God, but instead of getting better, it actually goes from bad to worst. People start advising you to settle for less, do something illegal, do something immoral, something you yourself know is against Gods will. In essence, commit a sin against God for a way out. You yourself become confused, what should I do? where should I go?.. This is exactly the gate of indecision, temptation that the enemy waits at, coming in as an adviser, they disguise as a friend who actually wants the best for you, you know it a lie but succumb to temptation.
When Doubt and Temptation come knocking!
I pray for you brethren that at that split second of indecision the strength and wisdom to make the right choice will be given to you IJN. May the mercy of God envelope you at this weakest point of your life IJN. No matter how dark the situation might be the light of God will bring you out. This too will pass 2Cor4:17, the shadow that looks like death, suicide, shame and disgrace to you, will pass. Fear NOT, I hear God saying to you, I am with you in this darkest hour, listen to me, is your heart still beating, it is me YAHWEH (I AM THAT ‘I AM’) tapping your heart saying ‘TRUST ME’ I am here holding your hand, I SEE YOU and I HEAR YOU.
This too will pass, its temporal
“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever 2Cor4:17
This will pass, you just stay strong, see yourself where you want to be, says GOD OF MIRACLE. I too see it says Yahweh and I WILL make it happen. ‘Your ways are not my ways’ say the Lord most high, ‘try not to think how it is going to happen cause it’s not yours to envisage’. I JEHOVAH created the whole World and all that is within it, every man, woman, black, white Asian, African are the works of my hands. I ELSHADDAI created the heavens, the seas, the elements and I command them all. I ONLY KNOW WHAT WILL BE, says the Lord Almighty to you today.
Thanking God for another year of Gods glory upon our lives. For if the Lord had not been o our side when the enemies angered flared up against us what would we have done…Psalm 124 The entire family of Fogo Band brings their sacrifice of praise to the Almighty God for a year of…