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20/07/2022 03:00 - 21/07/2022 02:00

“As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you..”  2 Corinthians 8:23 (NIV). 

The Bible has many beautiful partnerships which were used mightily to further the Lord’s work. There is the partnership of David and Jonathan which sustained David when Jonathan’s father, King Saul, was pursuing him (1 Samuel 18). The partnerships of Apostle Paul and Timothy was a fatherly – mentor relationship that blessed both (1 Timothy).

Another yet great partnerships was of Moses and his elder brother Aaron. Upon receiving the commission to liberate the children of Israel, Moses linked up with Aaron who was to be his right hand man throughout (Exodus). It was not always smooth. There were uncomfortable moments as when Aaron and Moses’s sister Miriam “began to talk against his back” (Numbers 12: 1-2).

A particularly inspiring moment in this relationship was when Aaron together with Hur, held up Moses’s arms in a battle against the Amelekites enabling him to pray and prevail. “Aaron and Hur held up his hands up- one on one side one on the other- so that his hands remained steady till sunset “ (Exodus 17:-12).

What do we learn from here? It pays to have a partner particularly someone who can lift you up whenever weak. Today, ask yourself who is your partner, or, pray that the Lord brings a partner in your life.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you bring into my life a partner to grow in faith and serve you more, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    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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