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29/03/2022 03:00 - 30/03/2022 02:00

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” - Psalm 16:8 ( KJV)

There is something about certain African mountains- like the glorious Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa. For any who has ventured close they rise out of sweeping valleys and stand elegantly above their surroundings glittering with velvet snow caps. Ever a beautiful sight, on certain occasions there is a mist or fog that blocs the view of those in the surroundings, but once all melts away, there are still up standing and glittering high above. Anyone can be sure of looking up and seeing their peaks protruding still, a magnificent tower of glory.

Because these mountains are high up there are often attacked by savage and forceful winds coming from all directions. In spite of all the wind power they remain unmovable. One might even venture to say there are used to being savaged by winds matching with certain power, which they gently cast off. Mountains are not that easily shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2 says, “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”  This is how our faith in God should be- like that of mountains!  The winds of trials may come and attack us but we cast them off, gently. Times may change; but we remain standing tall.

The Kikuyu and Chagga people nestled at the foothills of these gigantic mountains have something in common. After the winds have blown and passed they look up and there they see those elegant mountains still standing, as has been for generations. May such be our faith.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as Psalm 27:3 says, “Though an army besiege me,  my heart will not fear; though war break out against me,  even then I will be confident”;  today I pray that my faith rises as strong as a mountain rock, because I take refuge in you, and whatever trials or upheavals I stand unmoved, this I pray in Jesus’s name

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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