10 “When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. For God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth.”
Today’s provision: Judges 18:10 When God calls you to possess His promised land, do not delay for when He calls, He ensures there is no lack of provision. Trials may come and you may fear a recurrence of the traumatic problems of childhood days yet do not fear. It’s through trials that the power of your might is strengthened in the inner man. If a butterfly in a cocoon is not allowed to struggle to wriggle its way out patiently he will not be a beautiful flower in the garden enjoying the sweet presence of nature.
It’s when your heart and mind is connected that you are confident in winning every battle that is before you. No matter how long you have been tested, stay firm and allow your spirit to grow and be strong always in the Lord. It’s when you have the full armor that the sins of the flesh can be easily overcome.
Do not be afraid at all times no matter how long the trials are. If Jepthah were to dwell in self-pity when he was driven out of his father’s house because he is a son of another woman, he would not have been a mighty warrior leading the household for which he was driven from. Judges 11:1-11. He waited for the right time of His intervention.
Therefore, for whatever struggles you are going through, do not be anxious for you will be led to what you have been destined for. God loves an enduring warrior that does not give up battles easily but fight till he emerged as a mighty champion. God be praised.
Prayer: When God calls, He will make a way for you to fulfill your mission. He will not allow His chosen ones to be forsaken. Therefore, I will triumph wherever I go for the Lord is with me. He will not forsake me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.