Friday, February 19, 2016

Remember ! (4)

"I will [earnestly] recall the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will [earnestly] remember the wonders [You performed for our fathers] of old. I will meditate also upon all Your works and consider all Your [mighty] deeds". (Psalm 77:11-12 AMP )
Your faith will be strenghtened to handle present opposition if you will concentrate your thought on the past victories and miracles wrought by God.
The miraculous killing of Lion and Bear by David through the power of God became a strong basis for his faith and an indisputable premise for Goliath's downfall - David remembered...
"Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord , who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine...”  (1Samuel. 17:36-37).
You are doing a great damage to your faith when (in your thought) you dwell on the symptoms, severity of the circumstances, the likelihood of failure, the impending danger and the negative facts; you cannot be thinking on negative things and be in faith at the same time.
Instead of thinking about people that have lost their lives in similar circumstance or people who failed, why not think on people who have been helped by God and have come out life threatening situatuation unhurt.
Remember he parted the red sea and "So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were  a wall to them on their right hand and on their left."
(Exodus 14:22 NKJV ); remember He openned blind eyes, He raised the dead, the famine in Samaria turned to surplus overnight, the demon possessed were delivered, deaf ears were unstopped, the lame walked, He fed multitude with five loaves and on and on... and ultimately He died and rose again by the power of an indestructible life.
He has done many great things that will boost your faith if you will call them to mind.
Dont complain about your lack of faith anymore, rather settle down and contemplate His mighty deeds, and faith will rise in your heart like a giant. selah!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Remember ! (3)

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
(Psalms 103:3-5 NKJV)
Man was never created to be self dependent. The original divine design is for him to  be wholly dependent on God. Gratitude to God, thanksgiving and worship are part of the ways man is meant to express his reliance on God. Ingratitude is a symptom of pride and self-sufficiency (Acts 12:21-23).
Thats why you must not forget the goodness of God in your life. God is a good God and the heart must be taught and trained to always keep record of His goodness.
Never trivialise the goodness of God, nor take it for granted.  There are countless things to thank God for if you will take time to remember them.
I guess you need to sit down for a while and cast your mind back to the days gone by.  Remember the  kindness of God to you. Remember Jesus' sacrificial death, the narrow escape, the miraculous provision, the so-called incurable condition that He Healed you of; remember the safe journeys, the victories, His benevolence, mighty help and all.
Count them and recount them to God, sing Him songs of thanksgiving.
Remember and do not forget!

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
(I Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV)

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (II Corinthians 9:15 NKJV)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


"You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led."
(I Corinthians 12:2 NKJV)
Paul was beginning his remarks about spiritual gifts by reminding the Corinthians that they had once been deceived into worshiping idols.
The design seems to be to remind them of their former miserable condition as idolaters, in order to make them appreciate their advantages as Christians.
You need to remember where and who you were before you met the Lord, when you were threading the path of destruction, when your heart is ladden with sin and guilt, having no hope and without God in the world, but God in His mercy sent His son in the likeness of men and with His mighty hand brought eternal salvation unto you.
Apostle Paul often refers Christians to their former condition, to excite in them gratitude for the mercies that God has conferred on them in the gospel.
You must remember the mighty intervention of God in your case when you were helepless, lest you are tempted to view it as something you could have done by your power or as one of those things. Your heart will be full of gratitude and it will make  you see the goodness of God in a clearer light.

Monday, February 15, 2016


"Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel" (II Timothy 2:8 NKJV )
The redemptive work of Christ  is done and accomplished once but it has a continous effect till eternity. Healing and health, prosperity, sanctification, all round victory, justification, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, are few of the gracious benefits of redemption; they are free gifts of grace which are paid for by the blood of Christ.
"being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus," Romans 3:24 NKJV.
As sure as the benefits are, a believer might not be enjoying them except he makes conscious effort to always remember what Christ has done to procure these benefits.
The believer must establish and maintain a sound reminder system that will keep the work of Christ bright in his memmory.
If you notice a "fading" benefit in your life, it is nnot becuase God withdraws it, "For the gifts and the calling of God are  irrevocable. "  Romans 11:29 NKJV; It might just be that your heart has lost touch with the work of Christ as recorded in His word.
I beseech you to latch on to God's word and let your heart be stirred up to remember what Christ has done for you.