As the days of the year is gradually winding up and while in the midst of so many thoughts and recalling moments. This song comes to mind:
I have lost some good friends along life’s way
In the times of my trial, they were never there
But in my disappointment
In my season of pain
One thing never wavered
One thing never changed
I never lost my hope
I never lost my joy…..
(I never lost my joy)
I never lost my faith
But most of all, most of all……
I never lost my praise…
And while I sang this song with so much gladness at heart, I am grateful cos through it all God has been faithful. You know not all I had planned out worked out. The truth of it is I had a recourse in this year but through it all, I never lost my praise. He has been the God before this year and even will be the God after this year. So while this year started with so much anticipation of what’s gonna be in it for me in the year ahead. I have experienced Him and His wondrous plans so far in this year. And when I think of it I’m lost for words to say a big thank you to Him. Not all worked out – yes!. But for all He allowed, they are all for my good and truly I see the need of it while I journey through this recourse moment. Has it been all smooth, hmm.. No!. But really, one of the things that has led me through it all with so much calmness at heart is His word for me that “He will be with me till the end of the ages”.
So much drama has happened in this year: some I laugh about it whenever I remember them and even in the midst of the recalls, I remain grateful for every moment. It’s true that His word says – weeping may endure for a night but His Joy commeth in the morning. My joy is full not cos it all went my way – No!. But my joy is full cos I know my life is in His hands.
This verse of the scripture amazes me a lot and it’s one of my favorite verses 👇
Lord , you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
Psalm 16:5 NIV
And what do I have to fear when my lot is in His hands.
So if you are reading this and you feel your year’s plan has gone down the drain as I felt some months back. Sit up, rejoice and be glad cos your lot is in His hands. It doesn’t matter what hasn’t been accomplished just yet, it’s more about what His intentions are for you and how he is working all things together for your good. Always know that He has you in mind and really for Him never to slumber or sleep on your case, what greater concern can one have on your behalf than He already does & will continue to have for you. He has got you covered!. Rejoice and resist being hateful of Him, resist being spiteful of His doings and resist being relenting on your service unto Him.
He’s got you 100% 👉☺…
Rejoice and be glad. Choose to celebrate Him and you will definitely be amazed at how much He will make the heavens open on your behalf. Provoke His blessing and be glad in Him. Praise Him not because it has a physical manifestation in view at the moment but because you do trust Him so much as to Him doing exceedingly, abundantly, above all you can ever ask for or think.
** He is doing it already.
** Keep the devil off your doorstep with your praises. Keep Him off with the leaping of your joy within and out that no iota of “undoings” will reduce the praise of Him through you unto Him.
** Never loose your praise cos it’s your greatest weapon of warfare.
Do read this:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Ephesians 3:20 MSG
Do have a praiseful and purposeful week.