THOUGHT OF THE DAY
I had this thought today that I needed to share with you.
It brings YAH joy when we win, when we are victorious. He wants to see us win.
He is not happy when we in pain, losing, failing, in despair.
He wants us to be victorious, to prosper, to succeed.
Paul as he neared the end of his life made a bold proclamation,
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Now, a crown is waiting for me. I will get that crown for being right with God.
The Lord is the judge rightly, and He will give me the crown on that Day.”
2 Timothy 4:7
The Lord gave Paul the victory. He helped Paul to win and that is why he spoke so boldly.
The Lord wanted Paul to win and the enemy wanted him to fail, but never succeeded in derailing
him. Paul would fall yes, but the Lord lifted him up. He never stayed down. The Lord was
with him in those times that felt like he had lost.
We are not alone friends. The Lord’s desire is for us to win, to be victorious.
Don’t be discouraged. The Lord is on your side helping you.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Blessings to you friends….
“A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing
by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. “
It’s Passover week and what a significant week it is.
The Passover is not just a Jewish holiday but it’s a holiday for the entire body of Christ.
It is the Lord’s festival! (Exodus 12:1-14)
I pray and hope you are aware that Easter is not
our holiday. It’s a pagan holiday. I won’t go into it much but what I will do is ask you to search.
There is loads of information about the origins of Easter.
Please don’t take my word for it. Go search for it. After that, make a decision.
Here is one link but there is more, so much more! Click here.
I want to take the time to talk about Simon
who was graced with one of the greatest honor’s which at the time didn’t appear to be.
The Roman soldiers thought they were disgracing him but they were so wrong.
Simon was forced to carry the cross for Yeshua!
The world thinks we are crazy for following the Lord but it’s our greatest honor!
On this Passover week I want to remind you to take up your cross daily!
It’s our honor not a disgrace.
Is it easy carrying our cross daily? No!
As I close I want to leave you with an article that really ministered to me.
I hope you will be ministered as you read it.
God bless you
Good day friends!
I will be doing a four part series on David the man after God’s
heart. David loved God with all of his heart but it wasn’t easy.
He went through a lot and his relationship with God was tested
immensely! I want to talk about some of the challenges he faced.
There is no doubt God had an amazing plan for David’s life but
we need to realise that the enemy didn’t sit back and let it be. he
fought and at times he seemed to be victorious BUT
God was with David and saved him from all of his trials! I hope
and pray this series is a blessing to you. Let’s get started….
“Then the Jebusites said to David, You shall not come in here.
But David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the City of David.
And David said, whosoever smites the Jebusites first shall be
chief and commander. Joab son of Zeruiah [David’s half sister]
went up first, and so he was made the chief.
1 Chronicles 11:5, 6
This was one of David’s worst decisions. This decision would
impact his life in a way he would never expect. Instead of
seeking the Lord like he always did he turned to his flesh!
He left the decision of who would be his chief and commander
to a test of physical strength! Now get me right, there are a
few things Joab did right but the bad things far outweigh the
You might think I am over exaggerating but look at the
consequences of David’s decision:
Joab murders Abner against David’s wishes.
(Read 2 Samuel 3:21-30)
Okay fair enough, Abner had killed Joab’s brother Asahel but
Joab still went against David’s wishes.
Joab kills Absalom, David’s son (Read 2 Samuel 18:14, 15)
Yes, Absalom took over David’s kingdom and even sought
to kill him but after being instructed by David (2 Samuel 18:5)
to not kill Absalom, Joab still went ahead and killed him.
Not convinced Joab was the wrong choice? Let me share a
few more incidents that will convince you otherwise:
Joab kills Amasa (Read 2 Samuel 9:10)
Joab betrays David by supporting Adonjah rather than Solomon
the promised king. (1 Kings 1: 7)
To conclude read 2 Samuel 23:8-39
All of David’s mighty men are mentioned but Joab’s name
is not there.
Look at how one decision made in the flesh impacted David’s
life. David always sought the Lord in his decision making.
But this one decision made in the flesh cost him much.
We need to always seek the Lord when making decisions. And
I am not talking about deciding between drinking coffee
or tea tonight. 🙂 That’s not the kind of decision making I am
talking about. I hope you get the gist of what I mean.
David made a mistake. He made a really important decision
without seeking God and he paid a hefty price for it.
May we always seek the Lord in everything we do.
As we seek the Lord for His direction and guidance in the
decisions we have to make know it pleases Him.
It shows Him our faith in Him.
So as I end the lesson is this,
Seek the Lord! Things go horribly wrong when God is taken
out of the decision making process. Seek the Lord in every decision