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02/09/2022 03:00 - 03/09/2022 02:00

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" - Hebrews 13:8 (NIV). 

When a child is unusually forgetful, like whenever he is sent to pick up sugar and there he returns with tea, any would worry. To remember when asked to do something is taken as a fact. We bemoan anyone who is ever forgetful, and would have trouble relating with that person. How do you trust someone who forgets you immediately once you turn your back.

As they entered the promised land having witnessed all the miracles in the desert one message that was constantly shared to the Israelites was not to be forgetful. "Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years.." (Deuteronomy 8:2), so they were tasked. "Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day" (vv 11). Further,  "If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed" (vv 19).

Now just as was for the Israelites each one of us who has walked with the Lord, we have seen some miraculous deed in our lives, performed by God. Yes, there was that moment when everything looked so hopeless and everyone had but abandoned us, only for God to lift us up! But now years after faced with a new challenge we doubt our God will deliver us! How come? Isn't that being ever so forgetful.

As a believer do not be forgetful. But rather whatever you may be faced with, remember the same God who carried you this far, He will do it again! For Jesus is the same today and forever.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as you are the same God who has saved me in the past, I do place all my faith in you, for you always deliver, and so I pray in Jesus's name.

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    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”- (Philippians 4:6).

    Perhaps you have heard of a certain old magical trade known as mind reading. According to this trade which has been around for millenniums and has its share of tricksters, mind readers are able to discern thought patterns of individuals before they even utter a word. There are places in the world where this, as expected, is a lucrative occupation, with practitioners, often crafty magicians, demanding hefty fees, just to tell thoughts of others.

    As Christians, of course, we have an all knowing God, who has said, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”  ( Mathew 6:8). Further, our Lord has pointed out, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” ( Mathew 6:7). As Christians when we come to God, we do so with full confidence, that He already knows our needs and will meet them according to his glorious riches in heaven.

    Of particular interest for us here is that while God perfectly knows our needs before we even dare utter a single word, still it is incumbent upon us to make our requests known to Him. A parent may have long noticed a child has a need for a new pair of shoes; but it is another dimension, when the child does come out and share aloud that his pair is worn out, hurting and is quite in need of a new one. The parent takes notice, especially when the matter is presented with such conviction and urgency. This is why Hannah cried out to God for a child ( 1 Samuel 1:9-18).

    In our relationship with God, as the Apostle Paul advises us, it is not just enough to assume and let matters be, that after all God knows all our needs, but we too bear a responsibility to make our requests known to Him. Once we are done with that, we let God do  His part, allowing “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” ( Philippians 4:7) to flood us.
    So, today, do not hold back your needs from the Almighty God. He has paved the way to walk to Him through His son Jesus Christ, to present your case, bear out your heart’s desire, and let Him do His part!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to make my requests known to you, knowing you have heard me even before I utter a single word, assured that you will meet each and every one of my needs, according to your glorious riches in heaven!

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