EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: BE HOLY AND PERFECT IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES
DATE: SUNDAY, 12TH DECEMBER, 2021
(14) The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
(15) I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
(16) Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
KEY VERSE: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For some, it is the challenge of poverty that makes them unable to stand as they indulge in many sinful practices to make ends meet. For some, it is the challenge of persistent sicknesses and diseases that drain family resources. It could be physical deformity that makes some feel inferior and ashamed. To some it is the problem of barrenness or delayed child bearing that tend to make them feel and behave as second class women or as if they do not have the right to live. They conclude within themselves that since they are unable to marry or bear children, what then am I created for. Some become withdrawn and resort to hiding themselves away from society.
That is a wrong action. Desist from hiding yourself and come out of your hiding place because your God is going to give you the position He has occasioned to give you. Your God will lay His hand upon your life and exalt you above other people. Your God will make you shine and the glory of the Lord shall rest upon your life. Do not blame God that you are not married at 60 years of age. That does not mean anything. If God wants you to marry and bear children, He will bring it to pass. Just keep on with your Christian life of holiness and prayer and serve God in righteousness. We serve the great and mighty God. Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there. Trust Him and never doubt.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Take all problems and challenges to the Lord in prayer.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Trust and obey, for there is no other way….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Hosea 12-14; Revelation 3