For so long people have said their lives ignite yawns of boredom and their destinies are like skirting shadows here and there.
The code of silence bolts entry into lives ladened with potholes and ambushes at every turn…lives misunderstood..lives of the wise.
Sacrificed, they live for generations to arise out of the mud heap they languish in.
An offering for the freeing of the cursed led astray by false headlights.
There will come a time, that time of the Most High, like a sudden burst from the heavens of torrential rain when the silence will break and the purpose of their lives will be heard over mountains and across the seas.
Each as one with many faces of the man, the woman, the child… of the student, the worker and church goer…
As many a people broken, now made whole…
on a bumpy road, now made straight..
their breakthroughs are his and hers, of them becoming a people of substance living in abundance and heading into blissful eternity…
They are lifestyle intercessors, their truth shall be known, a prophetic people of fecundity.
We give you thanks and praise for you have delivered us from captivity, that we may sing praises to you, that our mouths may be filled with laughter. People see what you have done and say among themselves “the LORD has done great things for them” (Ps.126:2).
May some who are enemies be like Rahab LORD and turn from their wicked ways, when they hear of your might and power in our lives.
May they show us favour and accept your Right Hand and be set free, washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus.
We are more than conquerors!
We give you thanks and praise! We shout for joy because “the LORD has done great things for us and we are glad” (Ps. 126:3).
When we sowed in tears there were times when we thought that we would never overcome.
But how dare we, for we serve a God who is oh so faithful, one who never changes. He is the same yesterday today and forever more.
You said in your word “those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.”(Ps 125:1).
We trust you LORD!
You are our Protector, always surrounding us as the mountains surround Jerusalem.
Father you decreed that “the sceptre of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous” (Ps.125:3).
You have preserved us from evil, from the decrees of the powers of darkness by your mighty power.
Happiness is indeed knowing that God brings peace. Receive God’s Peace like a River in and through you!
I pray for God’s peace to flow in a never ending manner like a river that forms tributaries into the recesses of your soul (mind, intellect and emotions) so that you would experience a perpetual Sabbath rest of the LORD.
In this place, you will receive revelation from the LORD directly and through His Word so that out of you shall flow rivers of living waters quenching the spiritual thirst of dry souls and hearts making a people ready for the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
There is no peace like God’s peace. Attempts at world peace without God as the source is just a charade and superficial for sooner or later confusion and chaos sets in. This is why Jesus explicitly distinguished his peace from that of the world when he said such comforting words
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27KJV)
As a believer in Christ you have His mind which means your mind or thoughts are focused on God. You therefore have access to God’s peace (Is.26:3) which is perfect.
God speaks His peace in every situation of your life, however He requires that you do not “again turn to folly” (Ps 85:8).
To live a life in God’s perpetual peace, He wants you to know that you need to be determined to overcome anxiety. How? Prayer to God concerning all things (Phil 4:6), while praying be thankful of what you have already received from Him.
If you can’t think of anything in a moment how about your life? Your caring child, spouse,family or your job ? Also trust Him once you have prayed. It is only after you have done this that
“…the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”(Phil 4:7)
God of Peace be with you!
POEM: RECEIVE THE MASTER’S PEACE
Be anxious for nought and pray for what you ought. God’s peace will unfold as a treat, if a slave to worry you are not. Peace like a barging river, shall knock down fortes of deceit in your heart to cause the enemy to retreat. Peace like a fighter plane shall land on the combat fields of your soul to dethrone the Prince of this World, end the cycle of disorder to commence divine order. A peace foreign to this world in chaos because it knows not it’s Master and his ethos.
Who is it’s Master? He is the Prince of Peace who saith to his own “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you”. On a mount he sat and taught “blessed are the peacemakers they shall be called children of God” So be blessed, not stressed. Do not retaliate but demonstrate his love to haters. Trade anger with prayer for users and live to unite dividers. With your mates create colonies in a bond of peace and be the harmonies to iron out melodious creases. Blessed vessel of peace, wrestle for the increase of God’s government and peace to have no end.
(Isaiah 9:6-7, Phil 4:6-7 Matt.5:43-48, John 14:27)
Whatever happens in the believer in Christ’s life is for a purpose that is ultimately for God’s glory. Do you agree?
I have countless testimonies of this and I often wonder how my life would have turned out if I did not have Christ when I have thought “wow… life is so hard even when I am living a Christ centred life!”
May we be thankful daily that God works all things out for the good of those who love Him. Those who are actually foreknown or predestined by Him to be conformed to the image of Christ. It is worth remembering also that He does not always take us out of adverse situations, but He walks through them with us.This is how He is with us as a heavenly Father, if He were to do everything for us, immediately take us out of every perilous situation then we would never learn a thing!
May we see every crisis as an opportunity to get closer to God through Christ and allow Him to teach us more about the principals of the Kingdom of God and how to be bold and overcome in difficult times while resting in Him.
Knowing him is the greatest thing that happened to us, his Saints we will always be. When Christ our Saviour was born, the light in our lives, God planned to turn on. No more slaves to sin are we, but now among the chosen few. God in Christ is faithful it is true, always ready for men to renew.
As friends of Christ his mysteries to us he imparts, not only for us to flourish and grow fat, but that we will with zeal, the gospel to impart. To seal many in Christ and soften hardened hearts.
Scriptural Inspiration: John 14:1-5, John 14:11-14, Isaiah 9:6, John 15:-14-16
“1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…” (John 14:1-5 KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 KJV)
“11He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 14:11-14 KJV)