Scripture Reading: Exodus 14: 13
Welcome to the month of June. We pray that God will part your sea in Jesus Name. Can you hear the breath of God in challenging times? I have a word for those of you standing in a place of seeming entrapment. As Pharaoh’s men pursued God’s people, the Israelites found themselves murmuring and complaining against Moses and the Lord. Hence, Thomas a’ Kempis says, “All men commend patience although few will be willing to practice it.” So Moses said to the people, “Fear not! Stand firm! And see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see again. The Lord shall fight for you, while you hold your peace.” (Ex. 14:13)
What is it that proceeds from your mouth at the advent of challenges and adversities? If what comes out of you are words that partner with the enemy, you are not likely to hear the wind of God coming to blow on your situation. The Psalmist says, “Be still and know I am the Lord.” There are times when silence is golden before the Lord. Lamenting and murmuring over the challenges is a very simple way of denying the love of God for you. Our willingness to be quiet in His presence, trusting in the manifestation of His awesome power drowns out fear and doubt; resonating faith in Him. The people of God stood on Moses’ prophetic declaration, and the Lord who never disappoints His own created a tarred road through the Red Sea with a blast of His nostrils. He wanted their location to speak for them because their mouths were full of defeat.
It may seem as if the enemy is succeeding in afflicting you or having an upper hand over you. You seem to be in confusion as to why your life has turned “red”. The fear that God has abandoned you may be welling up your heart now. Just be still. Note this, “The lives of the just are in Yahweh’s care, their birth right will endure forever; they will not be put to shame when bad times come…” (Psa. 37:18-19) We shall continue tomorrow!
1 Peter 4:7-13; Ps 96:10.11-12.13 (R.13b); Accl Jn 15:16; Gosp Mk 11:11-25 WEEKDAY ST JUSTIN, M. (MEMORIAL)
1. Make the following declarations: “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? I (name) therefore, cast my burdens on You, my Father, (release the weight of them on me) and sustain me by the strength that comes from Your glorious power, in Jesus name. Amen.
2. Thank You Lord for guarding me and keeping me in perfect and constant peace. Grant O merciful and all powerful God that my mind stays on You. I, therefore, humbly commit myself completely to You, lean on You, while confidently trusting in Your saving grace for me in Jesus name. Amen.
Exercise: Pray with Psalms 57:1-11 and believe God.
Meditation: Psalms 66:17-18.