TUESDAY 24TH AUGUST, 2021
THEME: NOTHING RESTRAINS GOD
PASSAGE: 1 SAMUEL 14: 1-14
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Samuel 14:6“Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
HYMN: MHB 634 (Irregular and refrain) –WILL your anchor hold in the storms of life.
A popular Yoruba chorus says “Eru Olorun nbami (2ce) Ohun to ba ti pinu lokan Re ko seni to le da duro” which literally translates,“I stand in awe of God. Whatever He has decided in His mind, no power can stop.” There is always this conflict between doubt and faith, between science and nature. Many times when we are in a position of helplessness we ask God to act on our behalf. But the reality is, we are asking God to intervene according to our will. What is the will of God? Jesus in His prayer at Gestmane paints this picture very clearly for us. As a human being He did not want to go to the cross.
But He submitted His will to that of God and to the cross He went. How do we know the mind of God in any situation? Like our passage today, we can ask God to show us which way to go. That was what Gideon also did when he was asked to lead Israel (Jg 6:15ff). We can always refer to his word in the Bible. Most times we ask God to move in our situation according to our will. In our prayers sometimes we even command God to do our bidding. But in every situation we find ourselves, we must always seek the will of God and submit our will and request according to His. By this, we are showing our trust in His omnipotent and all-knowing nature. If we ask according to His plan for us, nothing in all nature that He has created can stop Him.
PRAYER: Dear Father, You are an awesome and powerful God. You care for me in all ways, I am grateful for Your care and protection for me and my family so far this year and see us through in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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