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26Sep
HE MAINTAINS MY LOT
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If you’re honest, you’ll agree that a lot of the great blessings in your life have come about because of God’s goodness…not because you deserve it. The challenge most honest people will also have is that of trying to maintain or take care of that which you know you didn’t deserve in the first place…I mean, if I didn’t deserve it, how can I even be sure that I can maintain it? If I didn’t deserve to be used by God, how can I be sure that I can guarantee that I wouldn’t foul up the will of God for my life? If I didn’t deserve this beautiful child, how can I be sure that I can do what is right by them?

2 things usually happen when we have these questions…we begin to work hard to maintain the blessing…or we begin to reject the blessing, because we know we don’t deserve it & we don’t have the ability (by ourselves) to maintain it.

David had the right idea:

Psalm 16:5 NKJV :

Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.

He acknowledges that the blessing is God’s doing…and he acknowledges that God is the one who maintains that inheritance!

I don’t have to carry the weight of trying to maintain something I know I didn’t deserve…He is the source of the blessing, and He is the one who maintains the blessing!

Dear friend, you can rest today, because the great things in your life have come to you out of the counsel of His own will…you can also rest today because He has also taken responsibility for maintaining the blessing. All we are required to do is trust Him!

Embrace the blessing completely…embrace those big dreams…HE MAINTAINS YOUR LOT!

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20Sep
Draw a line in the sand!
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Draw a line in the sand!.

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11Sep
Help! I need strength…
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When it comes to the things that are to do with what we hope for, at one point or the other, we’ll get to the place where we feel so tired that we are prepared to give up…(if you’ve never been there, you are either not stretching your neck out for anything, or you haven’t lived long enough)

The great thing about God is that He understands us humans so much that He made provision for us to have access to strength in times like that. Abraham & Sarah are really good examples of how to access strength to keep going. Romans 4:18 tells us that Abraham believed in Hope even when there was no reason to hope. Hebrews 11:11 (KJV) tells us that Sarah received STRENGTH to conceive…because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Those two scriptures tell me that somehow, Abraham & Sarah eventually learnt to trust God beyond their desire for manifestation. This is the place where (as my Pastor puts it) we develop from faith to trust. This is the place where we say “I Trust God, more that I need the thing I am hoping for”. This is the place where we enter into rest because we are so confident that our God is so good at being God, that He will remain faithful to keep that which we have entrusted to Him…

This place of rest, is the place of strength..Isaiah 26:3-4 says You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:

Notice that he who trusts God is kept in peace. Notice also the reason why developing trust in God is the key to your strength…In the LORD GOD is everlasting strength. The one in whom you are trusting is the only source of everlasting strength!

God says in Isaiah 32:18My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.

If you feel tired of hoping & believing, just begin to confess, “I trust God more than I need this thing to be manifested in my life”…that’s how you enter your place of rest. In this place of rest, you will find strength to continue hoping & believing. You’ll find strength to continue living, because to truly be alive, is to truly continue hoping and believing.

Live a restful life…Live a powerful life!

Chido

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