Lord in Jesus Name. Thank you for your presence, warmth and deliverance, thank you for never forsaking us. Thank you for loving us at our worst as well as our best, Lord lead this post today, soften all our hearts, remove the hardness around our heart which is stopping us from being moulded the way you intend. Help us to remain teachable, pour out a fresh anointing on us today, help us to progress to go from faith to faith within you. Heavenly Father give us the strength, wisdom and understanding to be able to see beyond our wants and needs, let our lives be aligned with your will for us. Give us a new song to sing unto you.
In Jesus Name Amen
There are so many things in which we ask God for. We have a caring God who has a individual plan for each and every one of us. Every day he gives us new blessings the fact we can breathe, walk, talk, go to and from work, have a roof over us and the list goes on, is a blessing. How great is our God, that he takes our desires into consideration and listens to our prayers on his Holy Hill, he individually meets our needs.
Are we really thankful and grateful for the privilege of having the presence our Creator with us, are we still thankful when our desires are not answered instantly? What if we do not get what we wanted will we still hold on to our faith in Christ?
After the well known miracle of God parting the Red Sea and delivering Israel from the Philistines. Shortly, after Israel was delivered from captivity, they began to complain about what they lacked.
And the people complained against Moses , saying ‘What shall we eat or drink?’
Sometimes we forget to acknowledge where God has taken us from and the trials which God has delivered us from.
It is great that God blesses us with things but do you see the greatest blessing of all? Are we so blinded by the things God has created, that we forget to acknowledge the Creator of all things?
We have to examine the intentions behind our desires, we have to check if we are more consumed with getting what we want over the value of God’s Presence. Are we being grateful today? Lets look at Moses, God told him that they can go to the promise land where all wonderful things were, but God was going to send an angel with them and not His presence.
‘Go up to a land flowing of milk and honey; for i will not go up in your midst lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.’ Exodus 33: 3
But Moses was not content with having this beautiful place at the expense of God’s Presence. Are you in love with God or are you just in love with the things God can provide?
Then he said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here’ Exodus 33:15
Moses even went as far to say do not move us out of the wilderness into this beautiful place if you do not go with us. Could we really say this, God keep me in my current situation which seems to be a trial and do not move me unless you go with me. It takes a lot to say this.
King Hezekiah demonstrated the power we possess and the blessing it is to have God on our side. Sennacherib king of Assyria came to make war against Judah, they came to attack Judah, to make them stumble, trying to shake their faith. Hezekiah said this to encourage the people of Judah.
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.
2 Chronicles 32:7
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 32:8
It does not matter what the enemy has, He who dwells within us is far greater than what is in this world. God is our strong tower, our personal refuge. Shift your focus today away from what you lack and what tools your opposition has and look towards, Christ Jesus our Saviour who gave us the Holy Spirit. We conquer all things through God who loves us. It is a blessing to have God in our corner.