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17/02/2024 - 18/02/2024 All day

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:12)

Risk taking is one of those habits which are highly extolled in the business world. Indeed, the most successful businessmen such as Elon Musk of Tesla electric powered cars or the late Ugandan industrial magnate James Mulwana of Nice House of plastics, took particular risks to start innovative companies and excel. Where there is no risk taking, there is no new creation and development.

In the spiritual world risk taking becomes taking steps of faith. For us as believers God requires of us to take steps of faith if we are to grow closer to Him and for the Lord to take us to another level. As the scriptures say, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him”.            (Hebrews 11:6).

It was exactly taking a step of faith which led to Jesus’ healing of the bleeding woman. “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed”  (Mathew 5: 25-26).

Of course she had no assurance as she approached Jesus for healing. There was a risk of the crowds pushing her away. But she had faith. Once the power left for her healing, “Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering”. (vv 33-34).

Imagine if she had had not risked to take that step of faith. Is there that matter which you want to realize but are afraid? Take a step of faith and you will be amazed at what happens!

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I risk and take a steo of faith that I may experience your full blessings, this I pray in Jesus’ 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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