Thursday, October 10, 2013

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW GOD?

TEXT: DANIEL 1:8-15
 
"O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but l have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me" (John 17:25).

As a result of being with God from the beginning, Jesus Christ knows everything God knows. Also, this association made Him to know the Father. If you want to know God, you cannot do so from a distance. A sinner cannot know God. A compromising believer cannot know or understand God. Yet, if there is one thing you must have this year, it is the knowledge of God; this can transform your life forever. 

According to Daniel, the strength and ability to do exploits are derived from the knowledge of God (Dan. 11:32B). He was speaking from experience. He had the knowledge of God that made him to excel even with the least provision (Dan. 1:8-21). Do you know that if you really know God, your little provision is enough to make a difference in your generation? It is not the size of the provision, capital or provision: It is all about your relationship with God and how far you have known Him. Have you known God to the point of effecting change in your unpleasant circumstances?
 
Daniel's knowledge of God brought him from slavery in a foreign land to the corridors of power (Daniel 1:19-21). The knowledge of God gave Daniel solution to impossible problems (Daniel 2:1-49). If you know God to an extent, you could provide solutions to the problems of those around you. You can become so sought after because of this. 

Have you known God to the extent of affecting your destiny, family, community or nation for good. Or do you still run from one church to other for prayer or to offer prayers with money. Do not stop at where you are. With God in your life, you can make a different. All you know about God presently can be compared with a drop of water from an ocean. No wonder Apostle Paul made knowing Christ His life's ambition. He was full of exploits.
 
PRAYER POINT:
 
More than ever before, cause me to know YOU, Oh LORD!

To God be the glory! 

Pastor Edith

God is Our Shield


Psalm 3:3 "But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head".

Life is filled with dangers, and there are so many enemies we have to face every day. As believers, we are in a war with an enemy that seeks to destroy us on every side. There are so many weapons that he uses against us. They are like fiery darts that he fires at us, and they are designed not only to injure us, but to make us burn in agony.  

Probably the most painful of all attacks that we face in life are those designed to bring us down in the sight of others. Depending on our physical strength, most of us can handle physical abuse or assault and we can take a certain amount of physical pain. But it is the non-physical things that hurt the most. It is the words and attitudes of others towards us that can sometimes cripple us and make us defenseless against the attacks on our spiritual lives. And when these attacks come, they cause us to lose face. We are ridiculed and despised by others, and find that we cannot hold our heads up boldly to face the world. We want to walk around hanging our heads in shame.

But the Lord gives us this wonderful promise here. He says that He will shield us from the enemy. He will protect us from the fiery darts of the evil one. He will cause us to receive glory and honor in Him. He will praise us and lift us up, and then He will cause us to lift up our heads boldly to face the world. Because in Him there is never condemnation, only praise and glory. What a wonderful promise to lift us up from the depths of despair!

Our God is good!

Pastor Edith