Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5:7-9
As we walk through life, different life complexities tend to put different forms of pressures and pains upon us such that we are almost dehumanized ruminating upon the problems of life. Of more concern now is the feeling that secretly wells up within us, telling us that the problems we are passing through are greater than any one’s else or even worst than can be imagined. It is secretly devouring our strength to make positive spiritual moves and hinders our ability to see the light of relief beaming all around us. Today the Lord speaks to us to get rid of this attitude, this mindset that, “my problem is overwhelming”; “the attack I am having is the worst ever”; “the hardship I am facing is not comparable to anybody’s own”. We must make deliberate efforts not to magnify the conditions that are not favourable to us. Why must it be so? First human nature tends to fight unfavourable conditions without recourse to reason. Again as we see these challenges as being the worst thing anyone can experience, with that mindset, we suffer secret frustrating pains and pressures that make us not to see the Hand of God in our lives.
As we magnify our challenges, it makes us run more to human beings than the only true God who can save us. Stop viewing unfavourable experiences of life from satanic microscopic lens which tend to capture every detail of the ugly situation; let us view it from God’s telescope which makes us see the end of these conditions which culminate in glory. Our Lord Jesus did not see the Cross from a gory point of view but from a glory point of view. As Peter was walking on the water, immediately he magnified the strong wind, he lost focus on Jesus and began to sink. The ten spies and the two spies had a differing report because the two spies never lost focused on what God promised.
Dear friends in Christ, the moment we ignore God in whatever we are going through, our circumstances become bigger than God. The Scripture says, mountain melts before the Lord. We saw the melting of mountains like the “Red Sea”, “Goliath” and “The Wall of Jericho”. Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”.
2Peter 1:2-7; Ps 91:1-2.1-15ab.15c-16 (R.2b); Accl Rev 1:5ac; Gosp Mk 12:1-12 WEEKDAY
1. Ask for mercy in whatever way you have magnified your problems above God.
2. Every power stopping the fulfilment of God’s promise in my life, be destroyed, in Jesus name. (Seven times.)
Exercise: Join the Daily Strength Prayer Network(DSPN) every Tuesday early morning prayer session. (TIME:1.00 am to 2.00 am) Venue: Your Private Prayer Chamber.
DSPN Prayer Points
1. Praise, revere and glorify the God who saves us for the gift of the month of June and welcome to the fourth night of our strategic prayer of pulling down Jericho walls.
2. Pray meditatively with Psalms 145 and 149
Meditation: Psalms 125:1