Welcome to July, Friends.
Can you even believe we are halfway done with 2018 already? And what a year it’s been.
Of a truth, God is faithful in keeping his promises.
As we anticipate the unfolding of the latter half of this year, may we be strengthened to accomplish our goals, overcome every limitation and meaningfully contribute to our societies and generation at large.
A recurring truth for me this season, has been…
And if I didn’t trust in his promises, I would have made some foolish decisions- out of fear, lust, impatience, or anger.
In my walk with him, I’m learning that…
If God can be TRUSTED, then God must be OBEYED.
I love this verse from the popular hymn – Trust and Obey;
“But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.”
So what are you trusting God for this Season?
- A Job?
Are you just interested in a well-paying job or you’re MORE concerned about God ordering your steps to the right place, even if the pay is not so great?
- Your Marriage?
Are you extending grace, forgiveness and patience to your spouse?
Are you keeping a healthy boundary with members of the opposite sex? Do you seek godly counsel when you’re faced with challenges?
- Financial provision?
Are you applying wisdom in spending? Do you practice delayed gratification? Do you have a savings/investment plan? How much of a cheerful giver are you?
I don’t know what your unique situation is, but I know that if we trust God fully, obedience will be easy.
There can be no sincere OBEDIENCE without genuine TRUST and LOVE is the foundation of TRUST.
The quality of our trust often determines the promptness of our obedience.
Delayed Obedience is NOT Obedience.
And therein lies the challenge. For some of us, we don’t necessarily have a problem with obeying God, we just want to take our time to do what he asks of us.
But God wants us to obey him as a matter of URGENCY, because the King’s business demands haste.
The truth is, God knows what we don’t know. He alone knows how to strategically bring our past, present and future together in his perfect timing. Hence we must NEVER hesitate to obey.
So if God gives me a business idea, I need to let go of my fears and proceed with it ASAP, because someone somewhere, my community and an entire generation might just be awaiting the uniqueness of the service I have to offer.
Let me also add that,
Partial Obedience is NOT Obedience.
So if God says I should forgive someone, I must forgive the person completely. Kingdom matters must be taken as a matter of precision.
Whenever we fail to fully obey God, it shows we still don’t trust him enough to completely do what he says.
As much as our obedience is ultimately NOT about us, but about God, we must also realize that obeying God is ALWAYS in our best interest.
Obedience is the only way to fully enjoy God’s blessings. It may be difficult at first, but it’s always worth it in the end.
Highlights for this month:
Zechariah 4:6-7 GNB
“The angel told me to give Zerubbabel this message from the LORD: “You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit. Obstacles as great as mountains will disappear before you. You will rebuild the Temple, and as you put the last stone in place, the people will shout, ‘Beautiful, beautiful!’ ””
This “word” is making me literally jump in my spirit💃💃💃
1. I’ll have what she’s having (Bobbie Houston)
2. Money won’t make you rich (Sunday Adelaja)
3. Friends, Partners and Lovers (Kevin A Thompson)
4. Fire brand (Debola-Deji Kurumi)
- ❤️Currently Loving Me
In recent times, I’ve had time to reflect on the course of my life.
I’m thankful for my journey, because it has been no ordinary one.
As I look back to about a decade back, I can see the intricate workings of an all sovereign God behind the scenes…
Thankful for the near-misses and the mistakes, for every time I fell and got up again.
Thankful for every risk I have taken, and for every accomplishment I’ve had.
Thankful for every delay, frustration and disappointment, they ultimately drew me closer to God.
Thankful for every answered prayer, breakthrough and miraculous intervention.
Thankful for every divinely orchestrated relationship, for friends of life and destiny.
Thankful for every day growth even in the midst of challenges.
Thankful because my path has been like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day 🙌
I certainly don’t look like all I’ve been through…Hehe
Indeed, the God of my journey NEVER disappoints, NEVER!!!
I just want to encourage you, make it a priority this July to…