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07/08/2023 - 08/08/2023 All day

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” ( Luke 18:27).

The world has a way in which it looks at things and forms its opinion far different from the Christian world view. For example, the people of the world, have our lives divided to fit into a certain schedule as it knows. After birth, with possible education, you enter the work place and at a certain age, you retire to go into terminal decline. In other words, there is little you can do about the course of your life, for these are rules of life.

No so when it comes to believers in Christ who have received Jesus as a personal Lord and Saviour. Each one of us has a separate and individual path God has curved out for him. For he says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” ( Jeremuah 1:5).

Take for instance Moses who starts his life commision at 80; while the ministry of Jesus had been accomplished by age 33! What is significant here is to note God had a different timeline for either. We know an ageing couple, Abraham and Sarah, only had a child as octegerians. Impossible for the world; yet God had a different and unique plan to fullfil His purposes in a late timezone.

You would be very mistaken as a child of God to picture or schedule your life as the world understands. For many at mid life or once they start greying, taken up by worldly standards, start feeling there are done and perhaps ready to pack. The world also has a certain way it writes off those who no longer fit into its schedule. Yet, God would have a different plan for any of His childen, and for some life is just starting at a late age, as happaned to Moses!

Indeed there is a whole army of Christ followers all over the world being used of God in varied ministries, late in life, just as non believers have lost all hope! So, whenever you hear of the world placing people in boxes, just smile, knowing yours is different, as is God’s will.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you who formed me for a special purpose, today I pray you help me find it and not schedule myself based on a worldly schedule, but yours alone, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    "And your life will be brighter than the noonday; it’s darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security”  (Job 11:17-19.)

    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
    Today, may that hope that you have in Christ sustain you through whatever circumstances you may be facing.

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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