FAITH CAPSULE: In the word of God, get your self in order.
The word of God is in order, and the word of God is consistently constant to bring orderliness to life.
Are you approaching life by keeping the order of God, not to fail?
In the word of God, there is no compromise to displace order with the disorder.
From January till today, placing disorder in the place of the order will deliver a negative result.
In life, nothing that is not good is bound to bring out no good.
As an acclaimed believer of the word of God, there should not be an excuse to give self to disorder.
If you have started the journey of the year in order, there is a need to maintain orderliness to experience a positive result.
How did you start the year in order?
Have you switched to disorder this year?
If yes, you are bound to set outside of the purpose of God for your life.
With God in place as the leader, there should be order in place.
Allow God to take the leadership of your life?
Psalm 32:8 encourages the promise in the word of God that says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
God waits to lead in the life of all that will give self to His leadership that is never by force but by choice.
God is God, and He is God that acts for those who wait for Him.
Today, in your journey of life, know it that the order of God is direction, like the password that will access all to a breakthrough in the journey of life. In life, challenges such as opposition, hindrance, confusion are inevitable, but giving self to the order of God is the overcoming way.
Walking in disorder will deny one from getting to the promise of God.
In life, no man is above giving to the order of God.
Once, Moses received an order from God but delivered it in disorder.
Numbers 20:8 records the order of God for Moses, “Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the congregation together. Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”
Moses gave himself to disorder when he struck instead of speaking to the rock, and he called the people rebels.
To be out of the order of God is to be out of direction to the promise of God. Moses was to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land but could not step into the Promised Land.
There is no status before God that will excuse for walking in disorder, outside of the order of God.
Today, place yourself in order in the word of God to reach the calling of God.
Prayer for today: Ask
for the mercy of God to keep you in place of order of God.
FAITH CAPSULE: Obedience to the word of God is not a choice but a must.
Today, make it a priority to give self to the word of God by living obediently according to God.
Deuteronomy 28 records the blessings of obedience and curses of disobedience to the voice of the Lord.
The voice of the Lord only carries the word of God.
The same word of God yesterday is the same word of God today and forever.
In blessings, the word records, “…if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)
In curses, the word records, “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59 then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and serious and prolonged sicknesses.” (Deuteronomy 28:58-59)
The point here is to obey the word of God.
What is it that provokes obeying the word of God?
The word of God points out that one that can observe the word of God will do accordingly not to disobey.
God spoke to Joshua after the death of Moses and gave the insight of what it takes to know and obey the word stating, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
Meditate the word of God day and night to be able to observe and do according to the word of God.
All should be living life in obedience to the command of God.
Obedience to the word of God is not a choice but a must. A failure not to live life obediently is a passage to self-destruction.
Obeying the command of God is not just with the mouth.
Likewise, fearing God is not just in fearing God with the tongue.
God is not interested in lip-service.
Without the fear of God, there will be no obedience to His word.
Obedience and fear of God should be residing in the heart of all, but it should be a way of living life.
Many claims to be obedient and to fear God but live outside of the word of God.
Those who hear the word of God by giving themselves to the word of God are the obedient ones to God.
God is a good God.
God at all times does not hide, but it is the man that withdraws from His presence because of sin.
Prayer for today: Ask God to enable you to be living life by His word.
FAITH CAPSULE: Get to know the truth about trust and hope in the Lord and be free.
The boldness and character of Paul and Silas were trust and hope in the truth of God, to live life for the glory of God.
When Paul commanded a spirit out of girl to affect the profit of the masters, Paul and Silas were seized and dragged to jail. (Acts 16:19)
While at midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. As they sang, a great earthquake caused the foundations of the prison broken, and immediately all the doors were opened with everyone’s chains loosed. Paul and Silas did not flee but waited and spoke a word that gave salvation to the hearers and led a family to baptism.
With trust comes a character, while with hope comes boldness. Paul and Silas demonstrated that they know the truth, and they were free from prison.
Without a doubt, the word of God is the truth.
Indeed, the truth, the way, and life is one that cannot be separated.
Thomas, among the disciples of Jesus, said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:5-6)
Jesus is the word of God.
Do you know the truth?
Are you abiding in the word?
To abide in the word is to know the truth.
Know the truth is the key, but knowing about completes not.
Just like Paul and Silas, abide in the word, the evidence that you know the truth, to be free. (John 8:31-32)
In the wicked world, get to know the truth about trust and hope in the Lord and be free.
In this world, let trust and hope in the Lord be complete in you, the position to be blessed by God.
Jeremiah 17:7 buttresses, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord.”
Are you claiming trust without hope?
Claiming trust in the Lord is not complete without claiming hope in Him.
Do you trust and not hope?
Trust is like a character hope is like confidence. Many trusts on God (they are active in church) and could hope that is the boldness to stand claim in God.
Trust is like a character; Hope (confidence) is like boldness.
Do you have trust and hope, boldness, and character?
It is boldness and character that makes you free, a mark of a winner.
Saul trusted God, and he waited for seven days as commanded by Samuel. However, when all his people were scattered, he lost hope and had no confidence in the word of God by prophet Samuel.
Saul trusted to wait but had no hope to stand, wait through for God, and could not be free but lost. (1 Samuel 13)
As an acclaimed believer, with trust and hope, the truth of the word of God will make you free.
Prayer for today: Ask God to enable you
to grow in trust and hope in His word.
FAITH CAPSULE: Lameness will prompt stagnation in life.
One that cannot walk is bound to crawl, not able to run, the evidence of lameness.
In life, one with physical, spiritual, or emotional lameness is often to become limited to rise and susceptible to become a victim of stagnation in this wicked world.
Stagnation is rooted in lameness.
In the journey of life where stagnation persists, delay, and the denial will disrupt getting to the expected end.
Lameness in life can be a position or a condition where no man desires to be.
Lameness will prompt stagnation in life.
It is worthy for an individual to search self, to identify the source of lameness that is possible of giving attention to worthless things of this world.
Will you turn your eyes away from worthless of this wicked world?
The Psalmist prayed, “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.” (Psalm 119:37)
Without any doubt, looking away from the way of God is set to live a wasted life.
God is not a deceive-able God by no man, and that is the reason to desire for God by seeking Him to take charge of your life.
Without a doubt, there will be no man who would love to be in a position of lameness concerning any issue of life.
Peter and John operated as agents that delivered a lameness man with stagnation. The Bible records, “Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple.” (Acts 3:1-2)
Are you experiencing physical or spiritual lameness?
Are you in a position of emotional or any form of lameness and stagnation?
The lame was stagnated outside of the beautiful temple while inside of the temple was a place of healing.
Can you imagine?
The certain lame man from the womb of his mother had been in that situation since birth. He was in a reduced way of what was not his desire.
Lameness and stagnation often reduce what man does not want to be.
Are you one with experience of lame representative but yet not know?
Many are lame ever since the time of the womb and could be of generational curse.
Are you having a “lame” experience in any area of your life?
Are you at the right location and at the right time to receive your deliverance from whatever is representing lameness?
If you can identify your location, then your situation is half-solved.
The lame man was at the gate of the beautiful temple at the hour of prayer. When he saw Peter and John, he asked for alms, Peter and John had more to offer him. Bible records, “And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, ‘Look at us.’ So, he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.” (Acts 3:4-5) Give attention to God with expectation for healing.
Prayer for today: Ask that every representative of lameness be permanently
terminated in your life.
FAITH CAPSULE: Waiting on God is a solution to resolve any situation.
1 Samuel 13
King Saul was instructed by Samuel to wait for lawful sacrifice before going to war against Philistines but could not wait for instruction.
As Philistines gathered together to fight the Israelites, King Saul could not wait for seven days as instructed by Samuel.
1 Samuel 13:9 records, “So Saul said, “Bring a burnt offering and peace offerings here to me.” And he offered the burnt offering.” King Saul, tragically disobeyed both the Law of Moses and the instructions of the Prophet of God. (Leviticus 1)
King Saul could not wait as instructed.
Is waiting to address your confronting situation a challenge or a solution?
Get to know the truth, waiting in obedience to instruction rooted in the word of God, shall always culminate favorable expectations.
After the disobedience of Saul, Samuel arrived to ask, “What have you done?”
Saul answered, “When I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered together at Michmash, then I said, ‘The Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord.’ Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.” (1 Samuel 13:11-12)
It is always a foolish thing to disobey the command of God.
Waiting for God is giving attention to a jealous God.
Psalmist admonished, “Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed…” (Psalm 25:3)
A believer in God must understand that to wait on God endures a period of waiting without knowing how long to get an answer from God.
Waiting on God can be a delay but never a waste of time.
In a time of waiting, among what to exercise as a believer must engage are:
Be of good courage; rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him; do not fret; keep His way; let your soul wait silently.
The above truth about waiting is identifiable in the scriptural verses listed below:
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! (Psalm 27:14)
Psalm 37:7, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.”
Psalm 37:9, “For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.”
Psalm 37:34, “Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.”
Psalm 40:1, “I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.”
Psalm 62:1, “Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.”
Psalm 62:5, “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”
Hosea 12:6, “… wait on your God continually.”
Does your situation demand to wait on God?
God is true to answer when we wait patiently by abiding in His word obediently.
Prayer for today: Ask
God to enable you with the strength to remain to wait on Him.