Verse of the Day
Announce this among the nations: Prepare yourselves for war. Wake up the warriors. Have all the warriors come near and attack. [GWT]Joel 3:9
This is the time for the warrior within us, the war like qualities in us to wake up. We may have fallen asleep on that project, on that goal, on that vision for so long, but it’s time to wake up! It’s time we re-engaged ourselves. It’s time we revived them all over again. It’s time we stayed resolute in our thinking, in our focus, and persisted till the very end. In the book of 2 Samuel 23:8-39 David’s mighty men were mentioned. There was a reason why they were mentioned. There was a reason why their exploits and achievements were mentioned. There was also a reason why in 2 Samuel 23:24 thirty (30) of them were made mentioned. There may have been others, but these 30 distinguished themselves. They didn’t give up on the vision; they didn’t give up on the goal. I don’t know about you, but I sure want to be among those whose names are mentioned among those who did Greater exploits. But to do greater exploits, we can’t just be sitting around on our backside sleeping! No far from it! We need to activate the words of God concerning our life by speaking His words and believing them. We need to refuse to let our life be intimidated, oppressed, harassed, and tormented by the hard work it needs to do to get to where it desires to be! And we need to be of good courage. Be of sound mind; be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Trust and rely on Him solely and God will never disappoint you. It’s time to get those wheels moving again! It’s time to be resolute to the end! It’s time for War! #Verseoftheday #Devotional #Bible #Jesus #Challenges #Vision #Goal #War #HolyWar #Battle #BattleForTheVision
Verse of the day
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?[ NLT] Numbers 23:19
Many of the reasons why many of us don’t receive the full promise of God is maybe because we often bring Him to the level of men by our thinking. Because we were once victims of abuse, betrayal, broken promises and lies and many lies at the hands of men, when faced with having to wait for the fulfilment of God’s promise on that desired goal, we give up on the promise because we think it won’t happen due to our previous experiences suffered at hands of people; thereby equating God to man. Just because you have been betrayed by people does not mean that God is going to do the same, that maybe that long awaited dream is taking so long to find fulfilment in your life because God changed his mind. God can be trusted you know, we are reminded here that He is not a man that is susceptible to changing his mind, lying and breaking promises. God is not like that. He can be trusted, He can be relied upon, and He NEVER fails to act on your behalf. He will do exactly what He’s told you in His book that He will do for you. That desired/promised change may be taken longer than it should, but that doesn’t mean that the delay is because He’s forgotten or that He’s changed His mind concerning you. Have faith, God is still at work on your behalf.
“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” [NLT] 2 Kings 6:16
Try not to be afraid! That obstinate obstacle has no support or real backing. You my friend have so much more going for you; you have the Love of Christ, His plans, purpose, vision and power on your side. And with that you will reign victorious over every challenge that tries to sabotage your progress into your fulfilment of your plans this year. Trust me, God is bigger than any challenge that you may be facing or will ever face on your way to your promised land. He is much more in control than you will ever know or realise. So keep pressing on. The goal is worth the labour, and it will never be in vain!
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. [NLT] Psalm 18:2
Ask the Lord to strengthen your faith and lean on Him for help as you navigate your way through your goals. Asking Him to be your rock means regardless of what happens; you know you can depend on HIM to help you in your time of need. Not only will He help you, He will shield you from the torrents of disappointments that may try to sabotage the success of your goals this year. Let Him help you, and you will find that there is indeed no god like Jehovah. Indeed there is no god like our Lord Jesus. Go to Him, and you will never be dismayed that you did. #Jehovah is a dependable God!
But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. [NLT] Psalm 3:3
The Lord Jehovah is your shield, your glory, the one who lifts you up even after you think you’ve failed :). One person’s failed event could be another’s mock event. The practice one before the real test. Even after you’ve given it your best and you didn’t get the results you expected, don’t let that unsettle you. At least you’ve learnt what your strengths and weaknesses are, and should be ready for the next bout on the ring. And this time around, you will not fail. #A failure is only a failure because he thinks he is one! #A person whose head is held high by the Lord surely cannot be a failure? #It’s still full steam ahead working out our goals with the Lord by our side, and dusting ourselves up after a few “mock knock downs”.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. [NASB] John 14:26
Every person at some time or another will always need help. As you try to implement your plans for this year through sheer hard work and persistence, never giving up at any sign of difficulty, try not to forget to ask the Holy Spirit for Help. With Him by your side, He makes the work times infinity much faster . Well, let just say, because He helps you with your timing, your memory, your to do list, your actions and much more, He makes the whole process a lot easier. And with God by your side, you are already almost at your desired goal. You can achieve anything with the help of the Holy Spirit of God!
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. [NLT] 1 Corinthians 15:58
Be strong and Immovable in the work you do towards achieving your desired objectives for this 2014. No hard work carried out to fulfil your – career, family life, work for the Lord, helping people – goals will ever be in vain. Your persistent diligence will most definitely yield a wonderful end result for you. As you continue to press on towards your desired goal, you will never be disappointed with what you end up with in Jesus name. Amen. Put the right work in order to get your desired goal this 2014.