Thursday, 25 March 2010

And we still pray

Hi all,

I'm so sorry it's been so silent here. Thanks Mimi, Solomonsydelle and Patrina for checking up on me. I think iPray was for me, to build strength for what was coming next! There cannot be a testimony without a test but I thank God because in recent times I am learning about what He means when He says He is a FAITHFUL God. So, I'm kinda back.

I cried out to God for HELP; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted.........Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High. I will REMEMBER the deeds of the Lord; yes I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will MEDITATE on ALL your WORKS and consider all your mighty deeds....You are the God who PERFORMS MIRACLES; you display your POWER among the people.

Selected verses from Psalm 77

I can so relate to the words of this psalmist, he may as well have been writing from the journal of my heart. After a recent event, I threw my hands up to God and asked Him if after a season of prayer, that was my own breakthrough! This is me with my finite vision asking Infinity if He knows what He's doing. I love God because He gives us room to ask questions, not to doubt His power but to reaffirm our faith. He said that the same power that was available to raise Lazarus from the dead was also available to heal him when he was sick but He is a God of purpose and He always knows what He is doing. I just need to learn to trust that.

In recent times, I have struggled with doubt, wondering how God can take me from A to B. Thinking about the gap between where I am and where I 'supposedly' am supposed to be. Looking at unticked prayer requests and those requests that have been transferred from one prayer season to the other, remembering pressing needs that need 'urgent' attention. I tend to do that, to look at the storm and the waves, forgetting that Jesus is in the boat. God asked me to recall His mighty deeds of old.

No matter what happens, I am one that can say God has been good to me, God has been GREAT to me. He has blessed me, sometimes I don't even know how I'm able to deal with things that come my way but I know that it has nothing to do with me just my Heavenly Father, opening doors of favour and pouring abundant showers of blessing on me. God, I know you have been good to me! As I recall the faithfulness of the Lord, I am encouraged daily. God is calling me to a higher place, like my Pastor says, we should be 'supernaturally natural'. He means that as children of God, we are different. We should be different, we have access to unlimited power, we are the ones who should speak to the storm, we are the one who can move mountains into the sea, we are the ones who the power that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in. Halleluyah!

David said 'you are kings, but you act like mere men'. Lord, forgive me and help me. Open the eyes of my heart that I may see you. So, I must keep praying, like Elijah, I was overwhelmed by Jezebel and ran but now I have heard my God in the still small voice saying, ' I am here with you, I will never leave you or forsake you, obey my instructions and watch and see what I shall do in your life'. I just want to encourage anyone reading, please don't give up, no matter what it is. Don't give up on God, don't give up on His promises, don't give up on life, don't give up on your God given dream. At this point the walls of Jericho may look impenetrable, but keep obeying the Lord, keep your praise on.

The storms of life are INEVITABLE (I need to remember this!!!) meaning they are sure to happen, we need not be afraid for as I have come to learn, they come to reveal what we are building for what it is. The man who hears His commandments and OBEYS them is building with the storm in mind for after it all, He remains standing. Some buildings have recently been demolished in my life and I've asked God's help in rebuilding from the foundation, so that the next storm finds me well prepared because what I am building with God will stand the test of time.

Be encouraged, God has not forgotten about you. Keep praying, keep praising. It is well

To the One who is always Present
To the One who always understands
To the One who always provides
To the One who always shows mercy
To the One who is always faithful
To the One who always protects
I give praise, honour and adoration
Thank you for being The One