There are days when life feels like quicksand—the harder we struggle, the deeper we sink. We begin to long for a how-to book with step-by-step instructions that would shed some light on the tough-to-navigate phases and challenges. But as a child of God you don’t need to look very much further, you already have a how-to-navigate-tough-days manual book. Our help comes from the Lord. One thing can refresh and renew and save our souls, and that is the Word of God. It is fresh breath on the stale days you are dying for oxygen.
HELP ME TO THANK GOD FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE AS I NUMBER MY DAYS.
“”For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth. By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.” Psalms 71:5-6 NKJV
“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 NKJV
““Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NKJV #HappyFathersDay #HonouringOurDads #Memories #NyashaIsaacMadziko #ChidoMadziko
With our hearts open and our minds focused, we can unashamedly ask for God’s kingdom to come. We can petition for Him to move, act and bring change to the world around us, while in the same breath we simultaneously choose to trust His perfect will to be done.
For as long as we have breath, there is more work to be done in this life for the glory of God, and our prayers are a powerful weapon to bring such change. We can pray and God’s glory and restoration will come powerfully through the Church. His perfect love and peace would prevail on earth, just as it already does in heaven. #InspiringYoutoStandout
Sometimes God permits that we walk through the blistering, scorching deserts, the icy cold snow storms and the boisterous winds just so we can be changed and refined.
Once you are changed, you will be able to do what you could not do before. You will walk into places where you could not walk before. The purpose of the desert place or the wilderness is to perfect in you the humility, wisdom, compassion, forgiveness, patience, perseverance, and all the fruit of the Spirit you need to bring glory to God.
Instead of thinking of waiting journeys as time lost and time wasted, let us think of them as time repurposed. Time spent doing and giving things we never would have gotten to do otherwise.
Here’s some funny irony: choosing selflessness instead of selfishness is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Jesus teaches us that giving ourselves up for God and for others will save us in the end. It will save us even now! “Losing your life” by choosing to serve or encourage others, even when you feel you have little to give, will fill up your empty spaces. It will take the edge off your pain, show you the way out of loneliness, and make you feel whole again, even when something (or someone) is missing. #InspiringYoutoStandout #AsYouWait #ChidoMadziko
This Easter is like no other, there is no doubt about that. This is an Easter we are going to remember for a very long time. The whole world has been shaken by covid-19 (coronavirus). Our faith as Christians has been tested. We’ve been trying not to worry and be anxious 😥, but how can we not be – we are human beings after all.
But in the midst of all this, there is a safe place to be, a rock on which to stand secure, the rock Jesus Christ, who came into the world to live as a man and redeem us by his death. Let us renew our hope and faith.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord that our hope and our faith can be renewed. It’s been tough this Easter; we’ve been trying our best not to be worried and anxious where coronavirus is concerned. It’s comforting to know that nothing shall ever separate us from your love – As We Wait.
Sometimes we find ourselves sitting right in the middle of what looks like dead circumstances – sometimes they really are dead circumstances – and we just think, “this is the end.” But I am encouraged as we read in Luke 7 about a widow who was right in the middle of a dead situation. This widow’s ONLY son had just died. All hope was lost. She didn’t think she would see her son ever again. She was getting ready to bury her ONLY son when Jesus met her. Jesus met her in the middle of a hopeless situation. He had compassion on her. He told her not to weep and raised the man back to life! This is not a parable; it’s a real story. Jesus performed a miracle in this family. Jesus can perform miracles for us too. I encourage you to believe in the love and compassion of Jesus for you, cry out to Him. No matter what dead situation you find yourself in; trust God and believe that He will cause all things to work out for good to you. God is faithful.