Sunday 25th November 2018
Jesus told the disciples, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me (Matthew 26:38). This is the reaction of our Lord at Gethsemane, when He saw the gravity of what would soon befall Him. He requested, if possible, the cup of suffering be taken away from Him. Yet, He allowed the will of His father to prevail. As a child of God, are you overwhelmed? What are your reactions? Whose will do you allow to prevail?
As a Christian, do you have pressure from the world, generational curse, lifestyle, joblessness, family peer group, place of work, or society? What are you struggling with as you plan to please God? The only thing to do, is to turn to God, and allow His will to prevail in your situation. Always remember that His grace is sufficient for His children (2 Cor. 12:9).
Paul faced such a terrible state in life, prayed for God to take away the thorn in his flesh, but God’s response to his prayers in such situation was, My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. He allowed the grace of God to help his weakness. Allow Him in your situation; His grace will be sufficient for you. All you need is to put your faith in Him, and trust the Author and Finisher of your faith.
Turn down the appeals and pleasures of the flesh and the world. God will give you the exact help you need in odd times. The very one that will fit your mind and situation, for He is the very help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16).
1. Lord, endow me with Your grace that will carry me through this life’s journey.
2. Lord, let not the pressures of life and people around me make me misbehave to you.
3. Lord, help our Mission to overcome the hurdles on her way to accomplish Your purposes in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 22 -23