Rely On The Lord, Again!

It is difficult to go down a painful route more than once. It feels like old wounds are being exposed when you find yourself battling with a familiar spirit/situation, you are always left to feel helpless and drained. It is my prayer that by reading this post, you will be encouraged enough to continue to rely on the Lord.

During the reign of king Asa in 2 Chronicles 16, he discovered that Judah was being invaded by Israel’s king, Baasha. However, instead of  running to God for help, he took treasures from God’s temple to king of Syria, Ben-Hadad in hope of rescue.

As I read through the scripture I thought to myself, king Asa had such short memory. How could he run to a mortal being for help when God rescued him from a much bigger situation?! He delivered him from a million men and three hundred chariots (2 Chronicles 14:9-15). 

So, why then did the king put his trust in man this time and not God? Knowing very well that he would face the consequences in the end, which he did. 

I have realised that many of us believers are giving away too much of ourselves to people or things in hope of been delivered from whatever mess we find ourselves in. In some parts of the world, people are giving away properties just for a “prophet” to tell them they will get married soon, their finances will increase, they will get pregnant etc.

I am in no way suggesting prophecies are bad. Not at all! They are good, however, no human should take God’s place in your life. You should not be relying on the words of men; especially when they are not producing the fruits of the spirit. It never ends well.

Romans 3:4

“Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a lair”.

Why can’t you rely on God like you did the last time? What makes you think or feel this situation is too big for Him to handle?

O Human beings! We are so unreal; it’s scary. God could rescue one from death-bed yet doubt Him to heal mere headache.

You have no idea what relying on God brings. It is the best thing one could ever do. It calms you, brings peace, takes away fear, it gives hope and increase of faith. His burden is truly light like the bible says. Let me drop this scripture before I continue.

Psalms 18:30

“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him”.

I always say this; we need to stop thinking we can make life on our own. If we could, what would be the significance of God’s existence? We just can’t! Which is why we should always submit our ways to Him and allow Him to work. It is not easy, I know. Moreover, that is where the application of hope and faith comes in.

The relevance of hope is when one desires something they do not have. If you had that job or opportunity you are looking for, what then would be the point to hope for it? None at all, as you already have it.

So, you see how all things work together for your good? That desire of yours, the “bad” situation you find yourself in, is to help exercise/activate the faith and hope you have in God. (Gosh! I wish I had a microphone to shout this out loud… never mind!).

Today I say, Rely On The Lord, Again! Some of us it’s our 100th time relying on Him, and since He has done it 99 times, this proves He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think of according to the power that works in me.

So I rely on Him, again, again, again and again.

Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”.

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Who Do You Work For?..

God loves us so much and truly want the best for us. Every word in the bible isn’t to condemn but to bring out the best in us, therefore we shouldn’t have the mindset of doing God a “favour” when working for Him. Infact, it is a privilege to work in the Kingdom of God. From the head pastor to the cleaner; same privileges come to us when we play our part with all of our heart.

In the bible, David passed on the building of God’s temple to his son as per God. (1 Chronicles 28:3 & 6).
When time came for Solomon to build the temple, he understood the importance of the task. He was overjoyed that he was chosen to build a dwelling place for the most high. He didn’t think he was doing God a favour neither did he murmur excuses. He knew mere earthly materials would never be befitting for the dwelling of the King of Kings, nevertheless with a humbled heart he honoured God by choosing the best materials to build.

1 Kings 8:27 & 28

“But will God indeed dwell on earth? Behold, heaven and the heavens of heaven cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built! (28) Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication…….”

Solomon was humbled in his work for God. We rarely see this kind of attitude in the church these present times. A lot of us are stingy with our talent and gift because we feel it benefits the pastor or someone else (I’ve been there). We unashamedly express our arrogance towards ministry work.

Who are you really working for? Yourself or God? Never forget the talent was given to you by God to honour Him in the first place. Don’t be so caught up with exaltations from men that you loose sight of your purpose. 

If your ego won’t allow you to do the work of God selflessly, honey let go of that position and allow someone else to bless the kingdom with their gift.

Also know that, it is not about the quantity of work you do for God, but the quality.
For instance doing charity work is great however it is the heart behind that counts. As a believer, it is ungodly for one to do charity work solely for the purpose of self recognition or fame. On the other hand, when one carries out the smallest kindness yet with a heart filled with love and to the glory of God, it automatically becomes a blessing.

Jeremiah 17:10

“I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings”.

Working in the Kingdom of God can be challenging at times hence why one must pray for strength daily. Feeling overwhelmed? That’s okay, just focus on loving God and you will be filled with the joy to do His work.

May we always work to the glory of God and not ourselves.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going” .

I’m praying for you.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.

Back To Love… (Letter To My Bridegroom)


Psalms 143:5-6

I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
(6) I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.

My Bridegroom,

Sometimes I feel like David did. I feel so lost and far from You.
I ask myself, why can’t I worship You like I used to? Why do I find it so hard to make time for You like before?
I used to spend hours at Your feet; reading Your word and worshipping. Those were the good days, the great days. Those were our days, just You and I.

I know in my heart that my worship towards You at present isn’t enough and like David, my soul longs for You like a thirsty land. I was not created to make life on my own, to live on my own hence my desire to worship You, My Bridegroom. To worship You like I used to, and more. I want to make You my number one priority again. I want You to be the first person I speak to in the morning and last at night. At dawn, the peace and quiet atmosphere allowed us to share our thoughts.
I want to feel that intimacy again. No distraction nor time limit because You are my King and worthy of my uninterrupted attention.

You know I love You and because saying it isn’t enough, I want to prove it everyday. I need the strength to prove my love for You.
I don’t want to be lukewarm, I don’t want to play the harlot. I don’t want to speak to you every other day, I want to speak to You daily, like we used to.
I miss those days. I want to go back.

I have known Your forgiving heart. Forgive me for not treating You like the King that You are. Even in my waywardness You have kept Your word in Isaiah 49:15,

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.”

Oh My Bridegroom! You have not forgotten me.
Truly, Your lovingkindness is better than life.

Teach me how to choose You above all, for the rest of my life. It will not be easy but by grace and strength, I will sacrifice. You have shown me more than enough love to deserve mine. And because I desire to please You, because I want to behold the beauty of Your holiness, because I want to see You someday, My Bridegroom please help me love You like You want me to.

Signed,
Your Bride.

Psalms 143:10,

Teach me to do Your will,
 For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good. 
Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Blessings,

LadyEuny.