Thursday, 24 October 2013

Today Reminder - 24 October 2013 (Day 18 - Living in the Kingdom)

A reminder for today
Amaziah asked the man of God, "But what about all that silver I paid to hire the army of Israel?" The man of God replied, "The LORD is able to give you much more than this!" (2 Chronicles 25:9)

I always believe that everything happens with a purpose. This purpose could be one to lead you into a different direction or it will teach you something or maybe prepare you for something else. No matter why it happens, it always has a purpose and a goal. I told you earlier this week that my week will have a few nasty challenges and yesterday I mentioned that our move to our new house seems to hold a number of new challenges.

As the week progresses our challenges progresses as well and at this stage nothing happens as we have planned. We planned to move in this week and that has been changed to next week and we expected to have everything done and instead there are still a number of things outstanding. So it seems as if nothing is going as we planned and everything changes each day. Have you ever had that powerless and not in control feeling where you feel helpless as you can only stand and watch how everything is changed and you can do nothing about it.

Amaziah lost a large number of silver that he paid for the army of Israel and here he stands listening to this man of God knowing that he can do nothing about that. The reply from the man of God is what caught my eye this morning - The LORD is able to give you much more than this!" 

My dear friend, every time we stand and watch as everything seems to go wrong and nothing happens as we planned, the Lord wants us to remember that He is able to give us so much more. The enemy comes with these plans to alter our course and to discourage us, but if we remain focussed on the Lord and we keep on trusting Him, He will give us much more than what the enemy can take away. Whether it is to grow in your relationship with the Lord or learn from your mistakes or even renew your focus, faith and trust in the Lord – there is a purpose and we must trust the Lord for He will guide us through it and give us much more.

Come with me today and let us not try and stare our challenges away, but instead let us trust the Lord and seek His guidance and follow His voice. The Lord loves us so much and He only wants to see us prosper in His kingdom so that other will see that in our difficulties we have unbelievable victories for His glory and this should create a hunger in them to live in the kingdom of God. 

In the Lord we will find much more than we can ever imagine.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus