THEME: THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”
-Sometimes we think about our lives and the things we have been praying for and conclude that we are not making any progress. Some of us have prayed the same prayer for a long time and do not seem to get results. Others are depressed and contemplating suicide owing to these facts and others like; rejection from family and friends, ridicule and disrespect, lack of love and support, COVID-19 has killed some family members and friends, and disrupted plans, self doubt, low self esteem and thinking that one does not deserve to live, family and marriage problems, delay in answered prayers, slow or no growth etc. Depression is real and many among us are hiding their frustration within themselves; which is slowly eroding their hope of salvation. Jesus calls us to cast all our burdens and cares unto Him for He cares for us. He said that He will never leave us nor forsake us and calls us to cling to Him. Despite the challenges that we may be going through, He still loves us and will never leave us nor forsake us. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-29). God has great plans for our lives, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. The Holy Spirit reminds us of these truths, the deep things that are in store for us. We are therefore called to hold on to Him no matter what we are going through. To have faith in God in all situations and never loose hope, for He is always with us and He will deliver us from all storms and tribulations.
Sing to the LORD a new song. Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His holy name. Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations. His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised. He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him. Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, give to the LORD glory and strength. Give to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Tremble before Him, all the earth. Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad. Let the sea roar, and all its fullness. Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth. Lord You are good and Your mercies endures forever. Only You are our Lord and God worthy of all honor and worship. Have mercy on our nation and all the nations of the world that have been hard hit by COVID-19, that You may wipe away our tears and give us peace. Cover us and entire world with Your precious blood Jesus and grant us the gift of salvation. You have promised us in Your word that You will never leave us nor forsake despite what we are going through, thank You for loving us Holy Spirit. Thank You for the good plans You have for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. Despite the wave of COVID-19, You still have good plans for us. Calm down all our storms Jesus, we cast all our burdens unto You for You care for us. Heal our physical, psychological, relational, financial, economic and social wounds, we humbly ask You. Heal all those who have lost hope in life and are depressed, and touch them with Your hand of love. Lord You are Great and Your Sovereignty is not limited by anything or anyone in all the heavens and the earth. Thank You for always dwelling with us and in us Holy Spirit, we love You. You are the hope of our salvation, teach us to run to You despite our shortcomings. Expand our territories and reveal to our hearts the hidden treasures that You have in store for us. Make all our plans succeed according to the riches of Your glory, for the glory and honor of Your name. Amen
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We shall continue with this theme next week God willing.