15. July 2017 · Comments Off on PERSEVERING THE SILENT TREATMENT · Categories: Grace, Jesus Christ, Mercy, Patience, Perseverance, Waiting, Worship

And behold, a woman who was a Canaanite from that district came out and, with a [loud, troublesomely urgent] cry, begged, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon! BUT HE DID NOT ANSWER HER A WORD. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, send her away, for she is crying out after us (Matthew 15:22-23 AMPC).

Beloved, have you ever been in a situation where you desperately need the Lord’s intervention and it seems like He is giving you the silent treatment? Does it mean He doesn’t want you to bother Him and hopes that somehow you would eventually get the memo? I don’t think so, but what do you do when you cry out to Jesus and get no response? This woman was in a desperate situation and begged Jesus to help but He ignored her. But did she give up? No! She pumped up the volume until she became a nuisance to His disciples.

That’s the kind of prayer that would make people not want to sit next to you in church because they know you would disturb their comfort. A pastor once said she was in her office one day and disturbed from the noise coming from a lady outside her door, had to ask someone to see if she was alright. She was alright. Just desperately in need of an intervention. This was the Canaanite woman’s case. But that still didn’t do it. Jesus basically said that as an outsider, she wasn’t on His agenda. However, she still didn’t give up. What did she do?… Then she came and WORSHIPED HIM, saying, “Lord, help me!” (Matthew 15:25 NKJV)

Beloved, she WORSHIPED HIM. When you’ve done everything you know to do. Don’t give up. Just WORSHIP HIM. I’ve been told that’s one of the greatest gifts and weapons I’ve got. I really didn’t understand it then but it took the silent years of the Lord to bring the worshipper out of me.

Next, Jesus taught a lesson in humility. Jesus said… “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” (Matthew 15:26 NKJV). A proud person would say “please don’t insult me because I’m begging you for help”. But not this woman. She knew Jesus was her only solution so she humbled herself and she continued to appeal to his mercy and grace (unmerited favour)… And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! LET IT BE TO YOU AS YOU DESIRE.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour (Matthew 15:27-28 NKJV).

Beloved, what did it. WORSHIP… HUMILITY… APPEALING TO HIS GRACE AND MERCY… kept her faith going and brought about her desire. Why not try it and see where it lands you instead of getting frustrated or giving up.

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07. July 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T FAIL UNDER PRESSURE · Categories: Decision making, Jesus Christ, Patience, Perseverance, Trusting God

If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small (Proverbs 24:10 NLT).

Beloved, our feature text is one of those texts that challengeus and when you start to read stories like that of Apostle Paul, you are bound to ask yourself; what have I really been through? There are many people that are considering quitting just because of the trials they’ve had to face, however, can you compare what you’ve been through to that of Apostle Paul?

Apostle Paul said …I have worked harder, been put in prison more often, been whipped times without number, and faced death again and again. Five different times the Jewish leaders gave me thirty-nine lashes. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. Once I spent a whole night and a day adrift at sea. I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from rivers and from robbers. I have faced danger from my own people, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have faced danger in the cities, in the deserts, and on the seas. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not. I have worked hard and long, enduring many sleepless nights. I have been hungry and thirsty and have often gone without food. I have shivered in the cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm. Then, besides all this, I have the daily burden of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak without my feeling that weakness? Who is led astray, and I do not burn with anger? (2 Corinthians 11:23-29 NLT).

Beloved, with all these trials, we aren’t told that it ever came across the mind of Apostle Paul to quit and say “Lord’ I’ve had enough”. Rather, he kept pushing through and according to one of my Bible notes… “Sincerity is a difficult thing to judge. THE COMMITMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO A CAUSE CAN ONLY BE DETERMINED OVER TIME. One test might be: do they persevere through hardships and challenges? In this regard, Paul is without equal. If the cause of Jesus were a fleeting interest or a halfhearted pursuit, then he would have given up after his first beating. But Paul’s compassion for those who did not know the beauty of the gospel was stubborn and unyielding. This persecutor-turned-emissary always had his critics. But who could call him insincere?”

Beloved, Apostle Paul endured till the end and his final testimony was… I have fought the good fight, I have stayed on course and finished the race, and through it all, I HAVE KEPT BELIEVING. I look forward to what’s in store for me: a crown of righteousness that the Lord—the always right and just judge—will give me that day (but it is not only for me, but for all those who love and long for His appearing) (2 Timothy 4:7-8 Voice).


Beloved, what have you gone through that might make you want to give up? And then, give up to do what?

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27. June 2017 · Comments Off on DON’T STOP PRAYING FOR IT · Categories: Jesus Christ, Patience, Prayer, Trusting God

Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. SINCE THE FIRST DAY YOU BEGAN TO PRAY for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN HEARD IN HEAVEN. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia (Daniel 10:12-13 NLT).


Beloved, can you imagine what would have happened if Daniel gave up on his prayers? Many times we pray believing the Lord for something but because of impatience we soon give up. I remember someone sharing with me that as prayers were being made about a particular product reaching the four corners of this world, the Lord opened their eyes to see the product flying around in the air.

Now, I’ve always believed in the power of prayers but that was the day I started to look at the act of prayer differently because it confirmed that immediately you pray, things start to happen in the spiritual realm. The angel of the Lord that appeared to Daniel in our feature text also confirms this. He said… Since the first day you began to pray… your request has been heard in heaven. Not just that, he was immediately sent with Daniel’s answer but was delayed. Thank God Daniel kept on praying for three whole weeks (Daniel 10:2-3).

Beloved, there may be various reasons why there’s a delay between the time your prayer was made and when you finally receive the answer but one thing I know is that as far as that prayer is made with the right motives (James 4:3), it doesn’t matter what you see now, just don’t stop praying for it.

Prophet Elijah was one that refused to take no for an answer from his servant… Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”… (1 Kings 18:43-44 NLT)

Now, imagine if he had stopped at the sixth attempt? This was something Jesus taught His disciples using the parable of the persistent widow who gave the wicked judge no rest until he granted her request… [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up) (Luke 18:1 AMP). Jesus ended that parable by saying the wicked judge… rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to His chosen people who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? (Luke 18:7 NLT)

Beloved, today, I leave you with this simple message… Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT).

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12. June 2017 · Comments Off on BE REST ASSURED YOU CAN RELY ON GOD TO DO IT · Categories: Jesus Christ, Patience, Promise, Relationship, Trusting God

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him also and He will do it (PSALM 37:4‭-‬5 AMP).

Beloved, on Saturday, my grandson, and his parents came to visit me and on their way, he asked his parents to get him a particular football boot but before he could finish his sentence, they told him it was too expensive. However, rather than give up, he said: “don’t worry, I would ask grandma because grandma always gives me what I want”.

Hmmm… that’s one smart young man right there because immediately I was told what he said, it made me feel so good. In fact, not just good, it made me feel great and I tell you, he had me wrapped around his little finger because I was determined to know no rest until I put a smile on his face. Off course, he knew that so, he capitalised on it big time.

Beloved, afterward, I started thinking about our scenario and how it must be if we applied the same principle to the Lord, knowing He is the One who would never turn us down even when everyone else does. The thing is that my grandson said what he said with such assurance and on my own part I knew that I had to live up to my reputation. Obviously, I’m smart enough to know that if it was something that would harm him or if it was something that he was too young to have, then the answer would have been a resounding “NO” or “WAIT till you are older” but it wasn’t the case.

Beloved, the whole of Saturday, our relationship felt so special. We sat together, ate popcorn together and because they didn’t have what he wanted in the shop we went into, he even got a Chelsea backpack while he waited for me to order it online. Can you believe that he got a waiting gift; something to keep him going while he waited for the desire of his heart?

Beloved, what am I trying to say? This must be how God feels when we have such assurance in Him and He sure rewards us for it because as the Scripture says… without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that HE REWARDS THOSE WHO [EARNESTLY AND DILIGENTLY] SEEK HIM (HEBREWS 11:6 AMP)

Beloved, this is what happens when you are rest assured You can rely on God to do it; He rewards you. Let this be your resolve today and from now on; I know the Lord would say YES when everyone else says NO.

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11. June 2017 · Comments Off on THE RESULTS OF WAITING ON THE LORD · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Trusting God, Waiting

I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and SET MY FEET UPON A ROCK, STEADYING MY STEPS AND ESTABLISHING MY GOINGS. And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. MANY SHALL SEE and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord (Psalm 40:1-3 AMPC).

Beloved, there are times when we have to go through the trial of waiting to receive the blessings we want from God. This is not always fun especially for those that have a problem with patience. However, like David’s case, the good news is that the Lord will definitely answer you but by that time, you become a living definition of patience.

King David mentions a number of benefits of waiting. Firstly, the Lord SETS YOUR FEET UPON A ROCK, STEADYING YOUR STEPS AND ESTABLISHING YOUR GOINGS… You become established. Every other thing you’ve been relying on fails except Jesus who is our solid foundation… Everything else is sinking ground like the miry clay.

Secondly, MANY SHALL SEE… You become fruitful; you become the world’s greatest evangelist. Those that thought it was all over for you… those that made your story headline news would be baffled when they hear your new song, so this God you always talk about is capable of turning things around… Please take me to Him

However, the biggest benefit I observed is this. King David said… Receiving sacrifices and offerings are not your primary concern. YOU MAKE THAT QUITE CLEAR TO ME! You do not ask for burnt sacrifices and sin offerings. Then I say, “Look! I come! What is written in the scroll pertains to me. I WANT TO DO WHAT PLEASES YOU, my God. Your law dominates my thoughts.” (Psalm 40:6-8 NET)

Beloved, the reason God makes us wait is because He wants our attention. We know how to give Him everything else but what He wants from us is simply obedience to His will; doing what pleases Him. King David said “YOU MAKE THAT QUITE CLEAR TO ME”… The NLT says… NOW THAT YOU HAVE MADE ME LISTEN, I FINALLY UNDERSTAND… I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”

Beloved, as you wait on God, He knows how to make you listen so you understand what’s important to Him…doing His will. No other sacrifice or offering comes close. Anyone that has experienced faithfully waiting on the Lord can testify to this. You get the right perspective on your relationship with Him. You reach that point where you say; “here I am Lord… all I desire most in life is to please You and do Your will… I give myself away so You can use me… Here I am to worship… here I am to bow down…

Beloved, are you experiencing prolonged periods of waiting? I pray that you receive the grace to surrender all so that you can watch Him transform you and then that situation around.

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30. May 2017 · Comments Off on CONTINUE TO BE A PRISONER OF HOPE‏ · Categories: God's Plan, Hope, Patience, Trusting God

Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you (Zechariah 9:12 AMPC).

Beloved, a prisoner is someone who is confined in prison or kept in custody, especially as the result of legal process while a prison is a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial or sentenced after conviction. So, when our feature text talks about being a ‘prisoner of hope’, it is referring to someone who is confined to remain in hope which is our prison and I once remember a preacher so beautifully illustrating this once when they brought a prison on stage.

We are meant to be prisoners of hope. However, like the Shunammite woman, many of us are runaway prisoners. We’ve released ourselves from the prison of hope. After what seems like a lifetime of waiting to have a child, she decided… forget it… and so when she was told by Elisha… “Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!” “No, my lord!” she cried. “O man of God, DON’T DECEIVE ME AND GET MY HOPES UP LIKE THAT.” (2 Kings 4:16 NLT)

…DON’T DECEIVE ME AND GET MY HOPES UP LIKE THAT… She couldn’t bear to hope again but that’s because… Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12) and the problem for many of us is that we don’t want to feel that sickness of the heart. Prolonged waiting without seeing any result has actually become traumatic for some. However, waiting for the unseen is what hope is all about… If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently (Romans 8:24-25 NLT).

This means as long as we haven’t seen results, we must remain locked up and continue hoping but it’s not just for nothing. I like that our text says… the reward is a double portion of your former prosperity and like Job who said… I wait, till my change come (Job 12:12), He sure got a double portion of what he lost.

Beloved, don’t be a runaway prisoner. Return to your prison and keep hoping… for surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off (Proverbs 23:18 AMPC).

You are only under trial… For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing (James 1:3-4 NLT).

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21. March 2017 · Comments Off on BE STILL AND WAIT FOR GOD · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Patience, Trusting God

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” (Psalm 46:10 NLT)

Beloved, you know the story of Rachel, the mother of Joseph, the slave that became the prime minister of Egypt. Rachel was once a pretty (and I mean that both literally and figuratively) desperate woman and in her desperation, she said to her husband… “GIVE ME CHILDREN, OR ELSE I WILL DIE!” Easy woman…let go of me…“AM I GOD?” Jacob replied (Genesis 30:1-2)

Jacob was right in asking, “AM I GOD?” And that’s the same question you need to ask yourself today… “AM I GOD?

Beloved, Rachel did everything in her own effort to make a family for herself which involved some great family war. Rachel said…“With great wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed… (Genesis 30:8 NKJV).

Really? That’s not what happened. What she really did was give her maid to her husband to sleep with so that she could have children but that didn’t quench her desire for children because she kept on pleading to God and…THEN GOD REMEMBERED RACHEL and answered her pleading and made it possible for her to have children. And [now for the first time] she became pregnant and bore a son; and she said, GOD HAS TAKEN AWAY MY REPROACH, DISGRACE, AND HUMILIATION. And she called his name JOSEPH [may he add] and said, May the Lord add to me another son (Genesis 30:22-24 AMPC).

Beloved, we know that God indeed added another son – BENJAMIN. This is a very simple example that shows that we have a prayer answering God that shows up in due season despite our own desperate attempts to try and fix things for ourselves. This same God that showed up for Rachel sees your REPROACH, DISGRACE, AND HUMILIATION and wants to take it away. But He also sees your struggling and YES, your frustrations and even disappointment…and He wants you to stop your striving and recognise that He is God… FOR BY STRENGTH SHALL NO MAN PREVAIL (1 Samuel 2:9)

He says, “BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”. (Psalm 46:10 NIV)

Beloved, ‘BE STILL’ is a phrase we are not too comfortable with but faith comes by hearing the word of God and I pray that as you have heard the word of God today, it revives your faith in the One that says “BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”.

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12. March 2017 · Comments Off on A DIFFERENT KIND OF GOSSIP WHEN GOD SHOWS UP · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Restoration, Thanks giving, Trusting God

What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! PEOPLE USED TO SAY SHE WAS BARREN, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD (Luke 1:36-37 NLT)

Beloved, I’ve found out that regardless of whatever happens, people are bound to talk about you. You can’t do anything about that but the good thing is that the good Lord hears every conversation… even the ones you don’t get to hear. In our feature text, the angel of the Lord visited Mary, the mother of Jesus to let her know of the part she had to play in God’s divine purpose to save humanity and then He told her about Elizabeth’s pregnancy in her old age.

He said… PEOPLE USED TO SAY SHE WAS BARREN… Yes, that was the gist in town for a very long time but one day the Lord stepped in… FOR NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

When it was time for Elizabeth’s baby to be born, she gave birth to a son. And when her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very merciful to her, EVERYONE REJOICED WITH HER (Luke 1:57-58 NLT).

EVERYONE REJOICED WITH HER…This were probably the same people that called her barren but now, the topic of their discussion changed.

The scripture goes on to say… everyone who heard about it reflected on these events and asked, “WHAT WILL THIS CHILD TURN OUT TO BE?” For the hand of the Lord was surely upon him in a special way (Luke 1:66 NLT).

Beloved, like I said, people would not stop talking about your situation but please be patient and allow God to give them something to talk about…WHAT WILL THIS CHILD TURN OUT TO BE?

As for you, just keep doing what you are doing. Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations (Luke 1:6 NLT).

What’s more, Zechariah was a priest and when the angel of the Lord made this special visitation, he didn’t have to look for Zechariah in a different place out of frustration. Zechariah could have said… I’m tired of all this… I’m not going to church today… After all what am I getting for all my faithful service? NO! He was found serving God in the Temple carrying out his priestly duties and the angel of the Lord said to him… “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer (Luke 1:13 NLT).

Both husband and wife were old when the Lord answered their prayers but to God it was the right time.

So, beloved, let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint (Galatians 6:9 AMPC).

This is my pray for everyone waiting on the Lord for one thing or the other. Your story is bound to change. The Lord will give ALL YOUR OBSERVERS something worth talking about.

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22. January 2017 · Comments Off on STILL A PASTOR IN PRISON · Categories: Contentment, God's Plan, Humility, Jesus Christ, Patience, Relationship, Vision

While they were in prison, Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning. When Joseph saw them the next morning, HE NOTICED THAT THEY BOTH LOOKED UPSET. “WHY DO YOU LOOK SO WORRIED TODAY?” he asked them (Genesis 40: 5-7 NLT)

Beloved, in a world where everyone wants a platform, many do not consider themselves as anything until given a platform and a microphone but our feature text introduces us to a man‎ who was functioning in his calling regardless of where he was. A pastor is one who cares for the needs of his sheep and this was what Joseph did… WHY DO YOU LOOK SO WORRIED TODAY, he asked.

In this story, we are told that… the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him His faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed (Genesis 39:21-23 NLT)‎.

Beloved, before now, with the Lord’s hand on him, Joseph was serving successfully in Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39:2) until he was set up and found himself in prison but Joseph knew that Prison or Potiphar’s house, I am still who I am.‎

I remember reading a story of a pastor of a church who also owned a school where he taught‎. However, the thing was that his church congregation was quite small in comparison to the people that attended his school. So, someone then asked him how it feel to be successful at one and not at the other. “What do you mean?”, he asked. “Who told you I am not successful as a pastor? “The Lord called me to be a pastor of a church. He never once told me to how many people”. Beloved, that was his reply.

Beloved, Jesus said… “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own? (Luke 16:10-12 NLT). Joseph was successful wherever he was and when the Lord saw he was faithful with the few, He then promoted him.

Beloved, Apostle Paul told Timothy… Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching (2 Timothy 4:2 NLT). ‎What this means is that regardless of the situation, go to work. Wherever you perceive a need, you must try to meet that need. You don’t necessarily need a big platform. At any point in time, people in your sphere of influence are your congregation… Your family… your friends… your neighbours… your students… your work colleagues… etc.

This principle can be applied to whatever you do so go to work.

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11. January 2017 · Comments Off on THE LORD’S PERFECT TIMING · Categories: Faith, God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Patience, Trusting God

THE LORD KEPT HIS WORD and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. THIS HAPPENED AT JUST THE TIME GOD HAD SAID IT WOULD (Genesis 21:1-2 NLT)

Beloved, have you ever received a prophecy and expected it to happen straight away? Well, one thing I have realised is that when you receive a prophecy, it usually comes to let you know what is to come but not necessarily when it would happen. It is so you have something to look forward to. It is also so you have something to hold on to when the test and trials come because they would surely come.
The Lord says…. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11-12 NLT).

Beloved… the Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed… (Genesis 12:1-4 NLT)

So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed… and I can just imagine that he thought that what the Lord had promised would happened straight away but boy, was he wrong. We know the story. That was just the beginning of Abrahams journey of faith and at pivotal moments, the Lord appeared to Abraham to let him know that the deal is still on, don’t give up. We are told that… When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.” (Genesis 17:1-2 NLT)

Beloved, our feature text lets us know that… The Lord kept His word and did for Sarah (Abrahams wife) exactly what he had promised… This happened at just the time God had said it would… This should let us know that the Lord has a perfect timing for when things would be fulfilled and it is according to His plan not yours. He says… I know the plans I have for you…

So, what are you meant to do in the meantime? Well, don’t go ahead and create your own Ishmael… For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV).

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