UWIM & GG Prayer and Fasting
Yes, of course God knows the plans He has for us. And ultimately He will give us a glorious future. But as we walk out our lives on this crazy earth, let’s remember that the best growth comes through persevering through trials, not escaping them entirely. And when we learn perseverance, we find surprising joy.
Today, in the midst of difficult situations, God wants us to know he has a plan and purpose.
In James 1:2 and Romans 5:3 prepares us as believers for the certainty of trials in this world we living in. So daily we encounter many different personal, spiritual, financial and even ministry problems but with this beautiful scripture God gives us the reassurance that He is in control and that His plan will prevail in our lives.
God wants us to know that as we submit to His plan, He will use us to bless the world around us.
It is important for us to be sure of our hope and where it is found so that we are able to confidently encourage the lost, hurting world around us and ultimately be effective and efficient in what God has called us to do.
This verse tells us that God knows us and that He has good plans for us; that He is sovereignly directing our lives.
His words remind us that God hears our prayers and invites us to seek Him and know Him. Daily God avails Himself to us to meet our needs and for us to draw from His daily supply of strength. By doing this we will be rooted like trees planted at streams of living waters, nourished and refreshed even in the midst of the toughest battle or storm.
During times of uncertainty, this promise is deeply comforting. We cannot see the future, but this verse gives us encouragement and promises that God has a future and hope for each one of us.
God’s plan isn’t always what we thought it was going to be. But God’s plan is always best even if we don’t understand it at the time.
We know though, that in all things, God works together for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28) We know that when God shuts a door, he opens another.
We do not always understand or accept when a door gets closed as many times it will come across as we are failing or a huge disappointment. We often in that moment in time cannot make sense of the reality of things but we can be assured that He is in control and working behind the scenes.
Remember that God is working through every event (whether good/bad) in our lives to make us more and more dependent on Him for everything we need.
We need to realize that God’s plan is not always the easiest in our eyes, but it is always the best.
God sees our future and knows our breakthroughs before it evens enter into our hearts and minds. He sees the beginning of our life and He sees the end, and He sees everything in between.
If we read two more scriptures of the beautiful Jeremiah 29: 12 and 13 God gives us yet another promise “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
God is patiently waiting for us to come to Him. He waits for His children to come and fellowship with Him. This is when God pours out His heart to us and reassures us of His promises for our lives. Daily we as UWIM and GGs should strive to get to know Jesus more and more.
Our Toolkit for Healthy Christian Living:
A steadfast consistent prayer life.
Daily bread from the Word of God.
Healthy Personal Devotion.
When God is exalted, He will speak to us through the Holy Spirit who is our helper, comforter and motivating force. Even when we fail in some of our human efforts, we should not give up and trust in Him to be our Strength
Let’s keep our eyes upon Him and not on our problems and on the world, and we will be blessed beyond measure.
Remember that our battles are won in prayer, sin is conquered in prayer, discouragement is defeated in prayer, self becomes less in prayer and God becomes more, GOD IS EXALTED IN PRAYER
May God continue to strengthen and protect each and every sister in Jesus Name, Amen.