Devotional 28.02.2014

Verse of the Day

But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy, and Jacob will possess his inheritance. [NIV] Obadiah 1:17

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Maybe someone around you may have dishonoured / violated / desecrated you in one way or another, leaving you with a feeling of shame / disgrace / humiliation. The Lord says there will be judgement. And while He is judging what transpired, He will deliver/restore you back to your rightful place. You will not only regain and take back all that belongs to you which you may have lost, but He will also make you holy / blessed / righteous. So even though you may have fallen on account of abuse at the hands of others, you will rise again, and even though all you may be seeing now is darkness, the Lord says He will be your light (Micah 7:18). Look unto Jesus, and all the grime that once clouded your once gorgeous life, will be wiped clean. He will help you see clearly into your wonderfully glorious future. You’re not written off yet! Your best days are on their way!

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Devotional 27.02.2014

Verse of the Day

The LORD will restore Jacob’s glory like Israel’s glory, although enemies have looted it and have destroyed its vines. [GWT] Nahum 2:2

The Lord says He will restore your splendour. Don’t think there’s any more to add! Maybe you’re feeling a little neglected, abandoned, with a bleak outlook because of all that is happening around you. The Lord says He’s going to add some wonderful colours back into your life, to make you glorious! The loveliness of a successful life that you were destined for that once eluded you, which you thought you may never be associated with, the Lord says He is restoring back. Get ready, sooner than you can ever imagine, glory is about to overtake you, and a life lived in great joy will forever be synonymous with your name. Amen and Amen.

Devotional 26.02.2014

Verse of the Day

The LORD asked, “Is it right for you to be angry?” [HCSB] Jonah 4:4

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Certain things may not be working out at the pace you expected them to be. Quite possibly you’ve become a little irritated at the progress of others around you when compared to your life’s progress. Don’t let your focus be distracted. It’s understandable for you to be angry, but it is not right for you to be. The Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land, has the right to do as He pleases, and He pleases to bless you. So what it’s taken a little longer in showing up, or miss T, already has hers, don’t let that disquieten you. All that matters is that Jesus has you in His thoughts and you are not forgotten. And sooner than you think, everything will work out just fine!

Devotional 25.02.2014

Verse of the Day.

For the LORD is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven’s Armies is his name! [Amos 4:13]

No one can fully understand the thoughts and plans of the Lord, or why He chooses to do what He does, but if you walk with Him, He will give you a glimpse of it all. The Word of the Lord says, “Almighty LORD doesn’t do anything unless He [first] reveals his secret to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). You are the Prophet of your life, which means that God can reveal to you what He plans to do in your life. Don’t you think He’s worth knowing? He is the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, and with Him on your side, you don’t ever have to fear the challenging times because you already know how they will all end!

Devotional 24.02.2014

Verse of the Day.

But they do not know the LORD’s thoughts or understand his plan. [NLT] Micah 4:12a

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You may be experiencing some discomforts, maybe at work, home or even at your favourite place. Don’t let the way others treat/think of you affect your joy/how you see yourself. Whatever it may be will not destroy you; and even though it appears to be stealing your joy, the purpose of the Lord, His words and design for your life, will indefatigably stand. You will never be relegated to become a failure in life; neither will your days be spent in sadness and bitterness. No one knows the thoughts and plans of the Lord, only He knows, and He’s working it all out for you. Take heart, #Jesus cares!

Devotional 21.02.2014

Verse of the Day:

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! [NLT] Habakkuk 3:17-18

It may appear that even after all the effort; sweat and hard work, the fruits of the labour are hard in coming! Don’t let that change your momentum, or be discouraged! The good Lord is a rewarder of those who are diligent in their work. Remain focused, resolute, and have faith in #Jesus! In no time your once unfilled existence will be transformed to a triumphant one filled with accomplishments!

Devotional 20.02.2014

Verse of the Day:

We’re frustrated, but we don’t give up. [GWT] 2 Corinthians 4:8b

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Don’t be so quick to make a judgement on a frustrating situation. Sit down and look at again. You might find after a few days have gone, your view on it would have changed. Are you facing some challenges that might be causing you to see things in a way you ought not to see them? Are you overcome by an overwhelming feeling of giving up/not bothering on that project/plan/desire? Hang fire for a little while AND ask the Lord Jesus for patience, AND He will give it to you. Don’t give up on account of that situation. Everything will work out just fine. Keep your faith in Jesus alive.