Verse of the Day
And I will cause the Egyptians to look favorably on you. They will give you gifts when you go so you will not leave empty-handed. Every Israelite woman will ask for articles of silver and gold and fine clothing from her Egyptian neighbors and from the foreign women in their houses. [NLT] Exodus 3.22
When the time came for God to deliver His children, the people of Israel, it was not a good time for their masters the Egyptians. Infact, they would have preferred anytime but that time. Why you ask? The Egyptians had gone through a series of plagues, diseases and deaths because their leader and king, Pharaoh refused to let the children of Israel go. The Egyptians were in a state of unending sorrow, and mourning because of what was happening around them, yet the Lord encouraged the Children of Israel, that before they make the journey, they should “ask” the Egyptians for some gifts for the road. Of course anyone in their right mind would see that, when a man or woman is out of sorts, it’s not the right time to ask them for favour, gift and the likes. But the Lord told the children of Israel to ask. And asked they did, and received they did. Is there someone in a place of authority that you need to receive favour from, and you’re a little worried, because you’ve heard he/she is always in a bad mood? The Lord is telling you, GO FOR IT! You have the favour of the Lord Jesus Christ with you, and for that reason, your time of favour is now, and you my dearest will not be denied of what you’re asking! #Verseoftheday #Exodus
Verse of the Day
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation
[NLT] Psalm 100 #Verseoftheday #Thanksgiving #FaithfulGod #Bible
Verse of the Day
I had not told anyone about the plans God had put in my heart for Jerusalem. [NLT] Nehemiah 2:12b
After Nehemiah had considered the matter, thought it through thoroughly by doing his homework (we are told when no one was looking he surveyed the magnitude of the work that needed to be done), and the decision on the action to be taken made, he then revealed to the people around him what he planned to do. He thought it prudent to conceal the plans He felt God had given to him from the people until all the necessary procedures for a successful execution was in place. And of course when he finally told the people, in vs 19, we are told that there were a group of people who on hearing his plans opposed him. The opposition Nehemiah faced isn’t an uncommon one. Has anyone ever told you that what you planned/wanted/desired to do was a rather difficult task? Isn’t that a form of opposition? When opposition came, because of how well Nehemiah had guarded his plans, it was too late for them to stand in the way. Not only that, your response in the face of opposition is just as important. When faced with opposition how do you respond? Nehemiah responded to those opposing his plans from God in vs. 20 by saying “The God of heaven will help us succeed”. And indeed with the help of God, succeed they did.
Have you ever wondered what could have happened to Nehemiah’s plans, had he not concealed it to begin with? Your plans stand a better chance of success when guarded well and enabled by the help of Jesus. #NehemiahChallenge #Verseoftheday
Verse of the Day
For the LORD your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. [NLT] Joshua 4:23
If you were to look back through your life’s events, I’m sure you’ll find times, challenging times when you thought you were not going to make it through. Perilous circumstances which you thought would surely overpower and drown you. You looked and searched for a way to cross over, and you found none. Marooned, left for dead, helpless and hopeless, God came through for you. He not only dried out the problems, He also made sure you crossed over it onto dry land. He gave you a reason to be joyful again. If God did it for you then, surely whatever it is that may be disquieting your peace, that is standing in the way of your breakthrough, that is preventing you from entering into your place of rest. Whatever it may be, regardless of how great and enormous it may be, surely God who once dried out all problems that tried to cut you off, is still able to do the same now. You can still cross over onto dry land. God, creator of the heavens and the earth can still bring you over to your place of promotion. Trust Him and Him alone, and you’ll see what He will do for you today. #JoshuaChallenge #Verseoftheday