For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You." - Hebrews 2:10-12
How often you have had it on your mind to share the love of Jesus Christ. Sometime it's like a burden on your heart to see someone receive salvation as the Word of God proclaims in the Bible. Or even to share the gospel with someone close to you.
They go from strength to strength; every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. -PSALM 84:7 (KJV)
The Father of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ is the God of continuity. He ordains progression for us. He wants us to move forward in life and possess more territories; do greater works and attain higher grounds in every sphere of life. But how long and frequent do we show up in His presence to be injected with the where withal? How often do we draw strength and inspiration, knowledge and hidden ideas from the Lord we serve? 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, and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? - Mark 4: 37-38 KJV.
There is a great difference between a Process and a Purpose. God cherishes His purpose for your life more than He does for the Process. He delivers us in turbulence in the process of life.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Nothing can start without God. Never attempt starting your day, week, month, a business, a journey or a new relationship without God. Involve Him before the take off and if you did, when you call upon Him in the way He answers you. He is not an outsider or a third party personality in your home and business. Why we fail most times is simply because we did not involve Him before the start but along the way when we encountered problems and seemed to be confused.
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest unto thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward:" -Exodus 14:15
The Almighty God does not see as man sees. He judges differently and shares no opinion with any man. Walking with Him in this end time require a deep intimacy with Him, a total reliance on His love and absolute firmness in His voice. You and I cannot live happily outside His voice in any situation...
"But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passed through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walks through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy GOD, the Holy One of Israel, thy savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Sheba for thee" -ISAIAH 43: 1- 4 (KJV)
God ordained seasons for different purposes and for His own glory. In His glory, we are glorified. There is the time He appoints to take us through some tests and trials. He meant no wickedness but to purge, prune and place us in His finished plan. It is certain you pass through to be thorough, fitted and conformed to His purpose...
"Dearest Pastor Wales, thank you. Your blessings move my heart. God bless, keep and propell your ministry to new heights for His Kingdom cause. In our prayer here in South Africa. - Nerissa Govender (South Africa)"