Sunday, January 29, 2012

Showers of Blessing!

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8 – 9.

It is so true that the Lord’s thoughts and ways are completely different from our thoughts and ways. I surrendered completely to my Lord Jesus Christ from the day I came to realize that His thoughts and ways for me are flawless. Moreover, I came to understand that nothing works for me and my family except through His plans. God’s plans for us are way higher than we think.

In Genesis 15:3-4 we read, Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” And behold the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

In Genesis 16:2 we see that Abram heeded to the voice of Sarai which was not what God had planned for Abram. So now we see how the plan of God was altered.

The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach repentance to the people. Although Jonah made other plans were he ended up in big trouble, he had to return to Nineveh and preach the Lord’s message which in turn saved one hundred twenty thousand people and much livestock as mentioned in Jonah 4:11.

“The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.” Psalm 33:10-11.

Our Lord Jesus Christ has wonderful thoughts and ways for us. Wait for his ways to come to pass.

There is a beautiful verse in Jeremiah 29:11 which I know will be a blessing for all of us. It says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Be Blessed!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Showers of Blessing!

“Put Me in remembrance” Isaiah 43:26.

Welcome to our readers to a blessed, supernatural and a prosperous 2012! If you have promises from previous years which are not yet fulfilled, please do not fret. Jesus Christ is in control. It is worth the wait. The Word says in Exodus 23:20, “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” We know that Jesus Christ is working for us. His plans are flawless and He does not want us to meddle with His plans.

When we find that things are stagnant and nothing is working in our favour, there is one thing we can do; and that is to put the prophecies and the promises of the Lord into His remembrance.

In the Holy Bible, there are the Lord’s saints who put the Lord into remembrance and one of them was Samson. We read about him in Judges 16:28. “Then Samson called to the LORD, saying, “O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” God granted his request and we read in verse 30, “So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he killed in his life.”

In the first book of Samuel chapter one verse six we read that Hannah was provoked severely by Peninnah which made her miserable because she did not have children. In verse 10 it says, “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept in anguish. Verse 11: “Then she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” In verse 18 we see that Hannah went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. God answered her prayer by giving a great Prophet who was also a great judge. His ministry took off with the downfall of a great Prophet – Prophet Eli.

In 2 Kings 20:1 we see that “King Hezekiah was sick and near death.” God sent Prophet Isaiah to inform King Hezekiah to “set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.” King Hezekiah refused to die and we read in verse 2, “Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying, 20:3 Remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.”

Prophet Isaiah returned to King Hezekiah to inform what the Lord had told him according to verse 5, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD."

Moreover, the Lord gave King Hezekiah an additional blessing as we read in verse 6: “And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.”

He surely remembers you because the Word says, “He remembers His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations” Psalm 105:8.

Be blessed!