11 “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”
Today’s Inspiration: Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling fear of the Lord. Psalm 2:11. Serve the Lord as directed by Him. God is calling us to a time of prayer, a time of bonding with Him. He talks with us and we respond back to Him and so on.
With one staff Moses can do so much wonders before men to give glory to God name. What is in your hand that He can use to perform the set of miracles you need? Offer it to Him. He can use these as tools beyond your comprehension. Joshua uses worship as His source of defence and strategy for warfare. So does David.
Worship has therefore power to put fear in the hearts of the enemies to topple them. Worship brings us confidence and humble submission to God’s enablement. James 4:7. We can’t go beyond worship. Joshua destroys Jericho with worship and shouts of victory. God used our mouth to proclaim victory and it was so like the days of Joshua. God therefore can use our mouth to proclaim that because of the blood of Jesus we are redeemed from the hands of the devil. Therefore whatever you need, use your mouth to proclaim you have received it and it will be done for you. Matthew 15:28.
Jesus told the disciples that the outcome of their declaration depends on their faith and how confidently they speak to their situation. Luke 17:6. By our confident declaration, we are telling God that we entrust our problems into His hands and we need not worry anymore. Our faith matters to God. He solves our problems through our faith. How much we trust Him is measured by our faith declaration. Do not allow turbulent thoughts to influence your mind to doubt. A weak-willed man cannot receive what he desires. God be praised.
Prayer: Lord with You we have eternal life and will not perish. Grant me the grace of Your healing power that all be well with me. My desire is not Your desire. I submit to Your will. Your will is to show me Your glory therefore my heart trusts in You without wavering. As Your word says I will have whatever I desire. Let it be fulfilled. 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.