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26/06/2023 - 27/06/2023 All day

"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25).

As human beings there are certain desires God has put in us, like the need for food and water. If that desire is not met, the body is starved of necessary nutrients for its survival. In fact, most of us would desperately look for such once we lack.

Equally important is the need for companionship. As human beings we are social creatures; whenever any of us is isolated from others something within us dies. Indeed the moment we are rejoined with others our spirits are revived. Yes, any of us can desire to be by themselves for a time, but not parmanently.

When the Apostle Paul urged believers not to ” neglect our meeting together” he was only making an obvious point. The brother or sister in Christ who has given up on meeting with the brethren is like a body denied of the basic needs for life. It is after all only through meeting and fellowshiping that our spirits are natured with believers testifying of what God is doing in their respective individual lives. Through regular fellowship believers also exercise the different gifts God has blessed each with for the edification of his church. Further, they also “encourage one another” through the sharing of their journey in Christ!

Today, as you start the week, look out for a fellowship where you will feed your spirit by hearing testimonies from other believers, for the growth of your new and abundant life in Christ.

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, within us you have placed the desire to meet and fellowship, and so I pray to be in that regular habit for my own good, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel” ( Zechariah 4:10).

    The public life of King David is well known. However, there is an early aspect of his life quite hidden though we can get glimpse of it. The first time we get to know David he is a stay home kid while his big brothers are on to bigger stuff, like fighting with King Saul. “Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem” ( I Samuel 27:13-14).

    Left home alone perhaps it was a time for David to bond with the old man Jesse. Maybe he sometimes felt idle and ignored. But there was something maturing in his life for the life ahead. For in the meantime as he would later point to King Saul once an opportunity availed itself, God was ironing out his CV. When he offered to take on Goliath and Saul hesitated, he quickly shot back: “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine” (vv 35-37).

    That’s the point. What had apparent been idle moments God was preparing David for the battles ahead? He would not only emerge out of the shadow as a great warrior but also a shepherd of his people ever relying on God.

    Equally so, for all of us, there are moments that might appear idle and we feel frustrated as we see the days go by. Yet, in His gentle ways, God is preparing us for great days ahead.

    Prayer today: Lord Father God, maker of heaven and earth, for those periods in life of apparent inactivity and maybe trials, help me appreciate them as the maturing me, for in due time and season all will bear fruit, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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