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18/09/2023 - 19/09/2023 All day

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” – (Psalm 34:8).m

In every school yard it is common to find kids taunting each other with clenched fists while teasing “try me!” Sometimes it is a bully who is daring any around. In fact one can even throw a soft blow at an opponent and jeer back, “Feel that! Try me!”

Well, the Almighty God is also saying - “Try me! Hebrews 3:9 reminds us- “where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did.” Then Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” This seems like a direct challenge from the Almighty to pour out His love based on the extent of our faith in Him.

School yard bullies taunt other kids with “try me” to prove their insecure sense of power. When the Almighty God says “try me” He does not have to prove anything. He has all the power. It’s up to you to take up the challenge.

Today, why not take up the Almighty God who says, “try me” that you may experience His full blessings for you are His own child!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you say, “try me” that may I taste and see your goodness, in the land of the living,” and for this I pour out my faith to you, that I may see your goodness in the land of the living, this I pray in Jesus’s name!

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    “Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked” (Psalm 43:1)

    To be vindicated is to be cleared of blame or suspicion. Someone is vindicated when he is eventually proved right or justified. In his reign as King of Israel, David was not short of enemies. One was his very son Absalom who divided his people and mounted a coup that threw him off the throne. After Absalom had raised enough support, “a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.” So David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom..” (1 Samuel 15:13-14).

    Pushed out of power, David longed to be vindicated. His situation is no different from any person who has been mistreated, done poorly and cast out of a position for apparently no fault of his. So often one comes across innocent public servants who have been put on katebe, the local speak for being made redundant. Intrigues being part of life there is never a day that passes without someone somewhere conspiring and scheming against a blameless person. False rumors are spread and before long one is forced out of his job.

    Where do you turn when your enemies are having you for a field day? Quite obvious there are those who give in to bitterness and use the evil ways their enemies exceled in to launch a counter attack. If their enemies bribed their way to power, so they do. If they spread malice, so they embrace. If they sought out occult powers, they arm themselves with these.

    Pushed out of power, David, rather sought the Almighty God. He went “to the top of the mountain, where he worshiped God” ( 2 Samuel 15:32). He prayed that his enemy Absalom would fall pray to his evil devices through foolish counsel, causing him confusion. The Lord answered David’s prayer and his army went to battle with Absalom and defeated him, leading to his death at the hand of David’s General Joab (2 Samuel 18).

    Today, should you be grappling with a situation where you feel done wrong, do not let your enemies have the better part of you, but turn to God, who will vindicate you. “For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants” (Psalm 135:14).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray for you to vindicate me in all my affairs, where I have been falsely accused, done poorly, and that glory may go to you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!