WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT (2)

Scripture Reading:1 Kings 18:1

The second thing to do during “the dark night of the soul” is to confront known sins in your life. This wasn’t the problem of silence for Elijah, but for the Israelites chasing after other gods and living in total disobedience to God. Sin may not be the reason you don’t sense closeness to God right now, but if you have a known sin in your life it will affect your intimacy with God.

WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT (1)

Scripture Reading:1 Kings 18:1

Elijah had been used by God to hold back rain from the people for over three years, because of their sins. Obviously, he was not well liked as a preacher. I can imagine the stress he experienced during those years. Something strikes me, however, that seems to further complicate Elijah’s situation. “After a long time, in the third year, the word of the LORD came to Elijah: “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.”

GLIMPSE OF HIS GLORY

Christ’s Tabor radiance is a kind of mirror in which we glimpse the glory that God wills to give His friends. The Transfiguration invites us to configure our lives to Christ

MY HEART IS BROKEN: IS GOD SILENT? (2)

Scripture Reading: John 11:1-45

Prophet Jeremiah starts this day’s reflection thus: “But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. Those who plunder you will be plundered; all who make spoil of you I will spoil. But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds declares the Lord because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares”. (Jer. 30:16) In verse 4 of our scripture reference, today, Jesus told His disciples, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s son may be glorified through it.”

MY HEART IS BROKEN: IS GOD SILENT? (1)

Scripture Reading: John 11:1-45

This request was sent in by one of us“I am now 34 years old but still single. Please I need God’s intervention in my life now. I have also been suffering from toilet infection since 2002 and have tried treating it so many times but it refused to go. It has affected my menstrual flow for so many years. It is now tending cancerous. I am so scared, please I need your prayer….”. Imagine the pain and trauma that this young lady is going through now. She has been praying that God may heal and bless her with a life partner. But it seems that God is silent. It seems as if her prayers are not ascending to God’s throne in heaven. Her heart is broken as she asks for God’s mercy. (Please join us to pray for this sister’s life).

WHAT DID I DO WRONG? (2)

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:5-6

St. Paul writes, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Cor. 4:17,NIV).God uses circumstances to develop our characters. In fact, God depends more on circumstance to make us more like Jesus than He depends on our reading the scriptures. Beloved, not all the challenges are big, but no matter how they are, all are significant to God ‘s growth process for you. Hence St. Peter assures us thus: “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” (1 Pet. 4:12) Sometimes however we complain when these trials come; feeling that they are unjustified. We forget that whatever happens to a child of God has a divine purpose attached to it. For the scripture says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa. 55:8-9)

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