Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Brothers and sisters, I say to you this day: TRUST AND OBEY GOD.

Two powerful words that would help you get blessings from the God of your salvation: TRUST and OBEY. The hymn writer wrote this: Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
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Are you walking through the storms of life? Is your health failing as the days go by? Are you in a fix over that decision you need to make in life? Is your rent due and you do not know where and who to turn to? Are they putting pressure on you to bring someone home for marriage? Do you want to bow to the god of sexual immoralities so that you can become married seeing that most men want premarital sex from you and you seem confused? No matter the challenges, I say to you: Trust and obey.
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To trust means to rely, depend and completely lean on. They that trust in the Lord are secured, they are like mount Zion that cannot be moved but abide forever. To trust in the Lord doesn’t mean you would fold your hands idle or do nothing about the present condition of your life.
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When you trust in the Lord, you pray; when you trust in the Lord, you praise; when you trust in the Lord, you fast and pray; when you trust in the Lord, you walk in faith and in complete obedience to His word; when you trust in the Lord, you will not lean on to your own understanding. When you trust in the Lord, you will follow His leading as regards giving to activate your blessing. When you trust in the Lord, you will be patient with Him; when you trust in Him, you declare His word over your situation. Though that situation is eating you deep, yet you will trust in Him.
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The three Jewish boys trusted in God and obeyed His word. The people mounted pressure on them to bow to the king’s image. The king himself came to challenge them to bow but they stood their ground and choose to obey God rather than men. The fiery furnace was heated seven times, God was watching. They were bounded with their coats and clothes on, He did not do anything still. They were carried to the mouth of the furnace and the men who carried them were slain by the heat of the fire; yet He was looking at what would become of their resolve.
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Alas! In the midst of the furnace, He showed up. The flame and the heat of the fire did not slay them. As a result of their trust and obedience in God, they revert the decree of a whole kingdom and God was glorified in their life and situation. The woman with the issue of blood also trust and obeyed Him. Space would not avail me to tell you more of those who trust and obeyed Him.
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The solution to the challenges of your life is NOT in turning to men, it is in running to God. Hold onto His word, have no plan B and let your heart be fixed on Him. Remember, they looked unto Him and they were lightened and their faces were not ashamed.
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Brothers and sisters, I say to you this day: TRUST AND OBEY GOD.



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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