This is the day that the Lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad therein. IF you can’t find any other reason than this statement to praise God, then, that is sufficient. Life will never go as smoothly as we want it to, and if it did, would we have a reason to pray and give God the glory? Let’s be honest; when everything is working out in your life and the blessings begin to pour out on you, be warned and be careful to keep praising God. In the good times, I will praise him, and in the bad times, I will praise him.Why? Because he is worthy to be praised.
The deeper we commit to this Truth, the more likely we will face opposition. The key to overcoming it is to just keep doing the will of God no matter what anyone else does. Look up and behold the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He may require us to wait for a season until his plans for us unfold, and it’s not always easy to wait on God to bring judgment against our enemy, because he sees the whole plan where we see in part. Your “enemy” could very well be another Saul who was renamed Paul.
If we lose our burden for lost souls, will we keep praying? The times of joy and peace and contentment are few and far between what life is really like. Life is filled with tears, and sorrows, and disappointments, rejection, and unanswered questions. There is not one day that goes by that I let down my guard on my spirit and my emotions, because when I do, I set myself up for attack from the enemy. If we begin to doubt ourselves and our value to the kingdom of God, then, it’s time to remind Satan of this promise in Romans 8:1-4:
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
We are the Lord’s treasure. He loves us with an everlasting love, enough love that he robed himself in flesh, in the form of Jesus Christ. In Colossians 2:9-10 it says:
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
We are complete in him. Nothing is void. He satisfies every need in our life; are we willing to surrender to his will and keep doing what he has called us to do? This is no time to give up! It isn’t in God’s plan. Keep the faith, and let’s do the work he has called us to do, while there is still time to reap the harvest.
In this week’s Lattereign we find that The Best is Yet to Come.