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06/09/2022 03:00 - 07/09/2022 02:00

"Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord" - Psalm 27:14 (NIV). 

A long time ago there used to be bus stands all over any important road aiming towards Kampala city. If you wanted to hitch a ride to town all you needed was to go to a bus stand and wait. And just as expected a bus (some double decker) would pull along and stop. You would then jump on and take a comfortable seat on to your destination.

In the Christian life there comes a moment of waiting too, for that means to take you towards your destination. To wait means you are quite clear where you want to go, just as any passenger does at a bus stand. Sometimes there might be a temporary delay but when systems are functioning one's waiting is not in vain. Surely the ride you wanted soon beckons in good time.

As a believer you may find yourself too doing no other but waiting on God too. For the Psalmist says, "I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope" (Psalm 130:5).

There could be a matter long in coming, and your situation is such that you pause there at that stand of life and wait. A person who waits has hope that his ride will come along no matter what. King David is someone who knew about waiting for he wrote, "I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry" (Psalm 40:1).

And this is all because, "God never fails anyone. It is he who called you to belong to his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Cor 9:1).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I pause here to wait on you, knowing you are a God who never fails, and in good time you will come by and take me to that destination, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”- (Philippians 4:6).

    Perhaps you have heard of a certain old magical trade known as mind reading. According to this trade which has been around for millenniums and has its share of tricksters, mind readers are able to discern thought patterns of individuals before they even utter a word. There are places in the world where this, as expected, is a lucrative occupation, with practitioners, often crafty magicians, demanding hefty fees, just to tell thoughts of others.

    As Christians, of course, we have an all knowing God, who has said, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”  ( Mathew 6:8). Further, our Lord has pointed out, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” ( Mathew 6:7). As Christians when we come to God, we do so with full confidence, that He already knows our needs and will meet them according to his glorious riches in heaven.

    Of particular interest for us here is that while God perfectly knows our needs before we even dare utter a single word, still it is incumbent upon us to make our requests known to Him. A parent may have long noticed a child has a need for a new pair of shoes; but it is another dimension, when the child does come out and share aloud that his pair is worn out, hurting and is quite in need of a new one. The parent takes notice, especially when the matter is presented with such conviction and urgency. This is why Hannah cried out to God for a child ( 1 Samuel 1:9-18).

    In our relationship with God, as the Apostle Paul advises us, it is not just enough to assume and let matters be, that after all God knows all our needs, but we too bear a responsibility to make our requests known to Him. Once we are done with that, we let God do  His part, allowing “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” ( Philippians 4:7) to flood us.
    So, today, do not hold back your needs from the Almighty God. He has paved the way to walk to Him through His son Jesus Christ, to present your case, bear out your heart’s desire, and let Him do His part!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to make my requests known to you, knowing you have heard me even before I utter a single word, assured that you will meet each and every one of my needs, according to your glorious riches in heaven!