Good morning my friends. A little sharing. The bible says in Lamentations 3: 16- 23. Gods mercies are everlasting, his faithfulness are new every morning. You are waking up to new faithfulness.
The writer describes his life and problems surrounding him in vs 1-21. There are times when we feel like we have been swamped with so many problems. Financial problems, work problems, relationship problems and so on.
Then in 22: he remembers the faithfulness of God, his mercies, his love and then he begins to make a declaration and praise of how good God is. He is faithful.
God’s faithfulness means that everything He says and does is certain.” He is 100% reliable, 100% of the time. He does not fail, forget, falter, change, or disappoint. He says what He means and means what He says and therefore does everything He says He will do.
Deuteronomy 7:9: “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations.
Trust him today. He will never fail you. He is faithful.
Waiting does not mean doing nothing. Waiting is part of the process in which prayer, listening, resting, and even at times working is required. Abraham and Sarah waited for their promised child Isaac. Noah waited for the flood and subsiding waters.
Joseph waited for his time in power.
Jesus waited for his time to be fulfilled
Mary and Martha waited for Jesus to arrive when Lazarus died.
The disciples waited for Holy Spirit to come.
All Christian believers awaiting the return of Christ.
Waiting can be disheartening at times and test our patience. This passage in psalm 27 tells us that Strength and Courage comes from waiting upon the Lord.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, not faint” Isaiah 40:31
Good things come to those who wait.
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Fresh Start?? Yes it is possible! It can happen to you right now. All it takes is a decision Today to make a start.
Last night I had the privilege of listening to a young man, sharing about how he made a fresh start two months ago. He decided to commit his life to Christ. At the time of his decision, he was a drug addict and a drug dealer, he served time in prison, and got involved with the wrong crowd and so on. Today he is a changed man because He decided to follow Jesus.
You too can make a fresh start. Your best days are ahead of you. Forget yesterday and all its disappointments. Stop worrying about tomorrow, you are not there yet. You have Today to decide to make a fresh start! Your decision is powerful and life changing.
Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be — you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean. Psalm 32:11 (MSG)
Opportunities don’t come often. How many open doors have been opened to us that we did not see because we were so focused on the doors that were closed. Time to shift your focus.
Doing the right thing at the wrong time can turn out wrong. When we face situations that are beyond our control, we sometimes have a tendency to take things into our own hands. That is necessary at times, but not always. Learning to wait on the Lord is crucial otherwise it can turn out really BAD!!
This passage greatly encouraged me this morning. Hope it will do the same for you today!
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? 13 Remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
My Paraphrase (note to self):
- Stay Calm – keep your cool, no need to jump!
- Remain confident
- Have Faith
- Stay Positive
- Wait for it
- You will see it, it shall come to pass
- God is going to show up big time
- You will see his goodness
- Don’t rush – be patient
- Wait on him. Wait!
- Wait for guidance
- Wait for wisdom
- Let him take control, the battle is his
- It may not be smooth sailing but be strong
- The road may be long and bumpy, but be strong
- Some enemies will show up
- Distractions and delays can give you headaches
- Take heart, have courage
- Smile, it will do you good!
- Be patient, Be brave
- Endure it.
- Don’t force the outcome
- Stay the course
- Remember you will see the goodness of the Lord. Thats a Promise!
- Claim it
- Hold on to it
- Start rehearsing your testimony!
- You shall see God in action in the land of the living. Yes while you are alive.
- Even your enemies will see the goodness of God and they will go ..WHAATT!!!
- If you are Samoan, thats the part you go Choooooohooooo!!
- Remain confident
- Wait of the Lord
- Be strong
- Take heart
- Kia Kaha! Kia Toa!
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It’s Pacific2Nations weekend. I have been praying for fine weather for this weekend. Last night I discovered that the weather is going to be heavy rains and strong winds up to 48km/ph throughout the weekend. I said Lord, I am hosting a big event this weekend and I don’t like the forecast. Please change it. This morning we have had some strong winds, a bit of sunshine, then heavy rains and now hail is dropping even with the sun shining. I bet you in a few minutes its going to change again. My prayer remains, Lord please, give us fine weather tonight and tomorrow. Lord you calmed a storm and settled the waves before, do it again Lord!
Will you please join me in praying directly the opposite of what the weather man forcasted.