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23/11/2023 - 24/11/2023 All day

“But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” ( Isaiah 43:1).

The rainbow is a very beautiful circular shade that casts unique colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; all splattered up in an arch formation normally after a downcast day. For many, ( or until recently), the rainbow was an innocent shade that appears once or so in the wide skies, but then these days matters are quite different. The colors of the rainbow have now been corrupted to mean something else, to achieve a political slogan of a certain bent. Rather than rejoice in its beauty the rainbow is now a political flag.

What has happened to the rainbow is a good example of how Satan corrupts good things created for an eternal and noble purpose for evil ends. You could start with money. There is nothing wrong with money which can be used as a medium of exchange to acquire goods and services of value. But Satan corrupts money by making one start worshiping and hoarding it for self aggrandizement. Money can achieve a lot of good thing but once it falls in wrong hands the end is nothing but evil.

Beauty is another area. God is a creator of beauty - whether it is our physical looks or the gardens of the earth. When Lucifer was created he was the most beautiful of all: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold” (Ezekiel 28:12-13). But then pride took over Lucifer: “and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God” ( vv 16). The beauty of Lucifer was abused and hence his fall.

There are many things God has put in our hands to enjoy and use for noble purposes. But as it is the enemy comes to corrupt them for evil ends. As Believers in Christ this should never escape us. We have also an obligation to redeem those things Satan has corrupted back the their original godly purposes.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you who created all things for good and noble purposes, only for the enemy to corrupt them for evil, today I pray to guard which is yours and redeem those that have been corrupted back to your eternal glory, this I pray in Jesus’ 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!