REBUILD: Love Comes First

I can not–and we can not teach truth without loving someone first.
And you begin to understand what true, real, full love when you know Who God is.
We can not claim we love God or claim we teach the truth if we’re not able to listen to others or despise certain branches of the tree who genuinely have a love and humility for our Savior and King…
We can not assume that our pride and so-called knowledge exempts us from walking in love.
Knowing and loving God truly, by obeying His commands of loving others goes before we can teach, share and live out the gospel.

Jesus made it simple for us to love–
But the question is-
Are we willing to?

“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

 Matthew 27:37-40

 

PRAYER
Lord, help me to love like you love by first knowing and immersing my heart in Your Love for me, so I can go out and share Your Love towards others for Your Glory.

REFLECT

“The best teachers lead by example” 

Is this a true statement? And are you leading an example of love to lead others to Christ?

Feel free to share your reflections down below!

 

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A time and purpose under heaven.

I pray we grow through this season of life, together.

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Me?

Today,

I was watching a sermon that talks about an experience–rather.

SERIES of EXPERIENCES we ALL go through during this journey, we call LIFE.

It is the Job Experience.

The dilemma is–which this sermon helps explain–

How can I, how can we reconcile the pain we go through,

even with the knowledge that God not only exists but cares and loves us?

And since we are walking through this season of life together, I wanted to share my notes with you. I am not perfect, nor do I intend to state these things with the intention of misleading, or even claiming myself as a scholar in this area…I still have quite a bit of growing to do and am learning daily. And I will continue to write with The Lord’s direction, to you all about the reason for suffering, and the reflections we can make on our journey of faith with the Lord.

I encourage you to watch this entire sermon:

May 27, 2018 “When It’s Over”, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley

 

He gives some funny analogies and, of course, soberly, carefully divides what we commonly believe as reasons why we go through suffering and tragedy.

Here are my notes…

Theodicy

To defend and define Gods holiness and justice in the midst of experiencing evil.

To reconcile a sickness, a tragedy and still believe in God…

The Omnipotence (unlimited power surpassing space, time, and life as we know it) and the Love of God are challenged.

Some may say:

  1.  God does not love me
  2. God is not omnipotent.
  3. God ain’t real.

But this is something for all those who consider these thoughts in their heart and mind: We have free will. We make decisions that have affected our world.

Our sin, our disobedience have tainted the world, and have allowed tragedy and chaos to run rampant. Even at the expense of God’s children.

We are here now--and God still will alleviate, strengthen, and ultimately heal the pain in our hearts as we go through some of the casualties we endure in life.

Then we have this million dollar word…

Sorietology

The doctrine of salvation.

Your standing on human choice (Even when it comes to human suffering) effects salvation.

Double Predestination (the doctrine of the elect)

In simpler form, EVERYTHING is God’s Will.

And since God knows, and predestined everything–that means He must not only be okay with my suffering–but He has Sovereignly ordained it. And caused it.

What a hard conclusion to draw if it is the case.

However–

We serve a God that breaks into our situation–no matter the cause.

He is Faithful to deliver, walk with us, and make us more like His Son, Jesus through it all.

Don’t give up on God.

Faith is the only thing that will hold you together in a moment like this.

Faith allows you to move forward with The Lord.

And without faith, you lock God out of your situation.

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The reason why God continues the story of Job is so we can get a glimpse of a God Who Restores.

“Faith says I know what I see today, but in my eyes of faith, I see something more.” Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley

To see that God is not done at this moment.

Your 42nd chapter is coming.

After Job repented–

Confessing his ignorance, his blindness to God’s Sovereignty, and Justice..and Character.

He humbled himself.

And went on to pray for his friends who also misjudged the character of God…

And God responded.

Job 42:12-17

“Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13 He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second [f]Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. 15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and full of days.” Job 42:12-17

I can’t promise that it will go back to the way it was, and all your dreams will be fulfilled, and every prayer will be answered in a way you want.

But looking at Job’s life, we can find solace in the truth that God cares.

God knows.

He restores.

Even if we don’t know why bad things are happening to us, by looking at Job’s life we recognize several important things.

A. Humbling yourself is very important

Repent and ask God to forgive you for blaming Him or accusing Him of unfairness. He is Perfect. And loves you perfectly.

B. Forgive and pray for those who accuse God and you…

  • Many people will try to convince you of your wrongdoing (even when you have done nothing) when you enter difficult times. Some may mean harm, and others not at all. They truly are confused and are desperately trying to find answers for pain and suffering, as was discussed earlier in my notes. Again, inadvertently they not only question you–but they are questioning God’s Character. Ask The Holy Spirit to help you pray for them, so your heart will be protected from hurt, as well as pray God forgives them for finding fault in His Character. Pray that He reveals Himself also to them in a fresh, new way.

C.  God cares. God restores.

“He puts something back into the equation to make life livable again.”–Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley

God adds something back into our lives. And what is that?

Our faith.

Our testimony of God’s faithfulness.

“God is not always the responsible party, but He knows how to fix it.”–Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley

That will be used to break chains, bring freedom, bring healing, bring strength, health, joy, and fellowship with others.

So, let our prayer be

In whatever moment of life, we find ourselves in. No matter whose fault it was:

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.

Heal my unbelief.

Lord, increase my faith.

In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

It may feel like He has forsaken you–but He has not.

He is here.

Have faith.

He loves you. And He is with you now.

No matter what.

This is not the end.

Rest in that today.

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Remember, my lovely friends:

“For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;

Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

 

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After reflecting on these notes, we have much to understand and I pray hopefully embrace when it comes to The Lord, suffering, and ourselves.

REFLECT

How do I remember God’s Goodness and Love for me–even when I am facing harsh circumstances?

Comment below! 🙂

 

This Week’s Scripture of Encouragement:

Psalm 27:13

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

 

In every season,

Amarachi 🌻

Remember, to everything, there is a season,

A time and purpose under heaven.

I pray we grow through this season of life, together.

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Risen Warriors

For all the men and women who are grieving today on this Memorial Day Weekend in the U.S., know God has not forgotten. He sees you. And wants you to know:
“All those who trust in the Lord, goodbyes are never forever. They are a see you later.”–Our Daily Bread Ministries

Yes, it’s nice to eat, and play games, and spend time with family. But this is a day of mourning for some. And for those who mourn, be encouraged. I pray that God would give you peace and comfort today in His Soverign Way.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we willalways be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.
We salute our fallen, and one day…risen Warriors.

God bless you for your service.

REFLECT

How can we find joy, even today, now that our loved ones have passed on? How can we encourage others that have had the loss or passing of loved ones with the hope we have in Jesus Christ our Lord?

In every season,

Amarachi 🌻

Remember, to everything, there is a season,

A time and purpose under heaven.

I pray we grow through this season of life, together.

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Sow Those Tears

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” –Psalm 125:5-6

The Lord reminded me today, while I was in prayer about this scripture.
He said: “Sometimes if you don’t sow in tears, you will not be able to reap in joy.”
Wow.
God,
I had been holding in my tears because I didn’t want to give away that I was hurting or that I was weak. It hurts to see my mother and father broken.
Red eyes,
Wrinkled,
dismayed
Shaken,
looking downward because their ashamed.
Because life dealt them a hand that they just didn’t expect.
And we,
their children are caught up in it.
We hate to see them
This way.
It brought tears to my eyes.
Bitterness kept trying hold my heart captive and rip into seams.
I couldn’t take it. My heart almost exploded. I was so disappointed. In God. Myself. My world. And my life.
Pain.
The pain was too real.
Now I understood what the psalmist meant when they wrote: “my reproach returned to my bosom.”
My heart cried.
It was a pain that is beyond physical pain.
It was deep in my soul.
It was the type of pain that rips you apart.
It burned in my heart.
It filled me up and my heart felt like exploding. I kept shaking my head. Grieved. Cursing myself, I kept wondering…saying…
God…..
I couldn’t believe that this was happening to me or my family.
I couldn’t believe we were going through this.
God, why aren’t you coming to our rescue?
This pain was too much, it was so real.
The hurt, frustration. betrayal, injustice, the shame, the agony of despair,
The disappointment
burned in my heart and came up into my heart as a bitter cry.
Why?
My heart cried out.
Why God, why have You forsaken me?
But I kept it in.
And tucked it away for a later time.
A time when I would be alone with Him. And call out to Him.
And then. Then I would pour out my soul to Him.
I looked up to Heaven and said, these tears are only for you Father. Not because of what Satan did, of what my parents did, or what life did,
But for you alone, God. You only for you do I cry out to you. You only. Only for You.
But for now, I won’t let myself cry.
No, I will cry out to you only some other time. I gotta keep going. I can’t stop to cry. What will crying do for my situation?
So, let me keep walking. One day, I will give God this pain. One day I will cry out to Him.
You are walking in pride.
I can handle it. I will put it away. I don’t have time to deal with this.
I, I, I,
You think He forgot the pain? You think He will let that go? No.
God keeps a careful record of the righteous. What we do, how we do it, and the inner workings of our heart.
In Heaven, there is a scroll.
Not only of our sins and righteous deeds.
But of our everyday walk with God. God keeps a careful record of our lives.
Our past, present, future.

Psalm 139:16
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”

Malachi 3:16
“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.”

God knows about it all. He knows what we are going through:
He sees it all.

Psalm 139:3
“Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.”

 

Job 31:4
“Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?

 

Psalm 121:8
“The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. “

 

Proverbs 2:8
“He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.”

He sees it all.
Our triumphs,
Our victories.
Our moments of joy, and utter jubilation. Moments of fear, questions, apprehension, answers to God, and reconciliation. There is a record of our pain, grief, shame, loss, failure….
And there is a record of our tears.
It says in Psalm 56:8,
“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?” (NASB)

He cares about the pain you have been through, and keeps a careful record of them.

When you give Him your pain–He will fight for you and right all wrongs.

God loves you, and will heal your pain.

Sow those tears.

They are not in vain.

He hears, sees, knows and keeps record of each one.

I am praying for your wholeness as well as mine.

In every season.

Amarachi

 

 

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A time and purpose under heaven.

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Rise Again Pt. 2

As believers…we are going to mess up.

We are going to fall.

We need one another.

One thing we should not do is isolate ourselves, because we make ourselves vulnerable to the attacks, and tactics of satan.
We must understand if one of us falls, when one of us suffers, because we are all made up of each other, we all are apart of the same body; it affects our ability to carry out God’s plan in the earth.
We must encourage one another.
We must allow God to lift us up.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).
Humbling ourselves includes allowing God to correct us–through His Word, through others, and through the leading of The Holy Spirit.
God will lift you up. You will rise again.
You will be resurrected from your fallen state, and receive the strength needed to finish all God has called you to be.
After reading Psalm 41, I realized that there are conditions to God’s promise of being delivered and lifted up:
1. Consider the poor (Psalm 41:1,2).
Consider, pray, help, uplift, encourage those who are discouraged, helpless, powerless, afflicted and wronged–God promises to deliver you in your time of trouble.
2. Keep your integrity intact (Psalm 41:12).
In times of persecution, oppression, problems and it can be easy to let things slip–but God promises us that if we keep our good character intact, by walking in love, speaking and doing good, sowing righteousness, and good deeds before and behind closed doors, He will keep blessing us, and He will upholds us, and set us before His face forever. (Psalm 41:12).
3. Keep placing your hope in God alone (Psalm 43:11).
We all get discouraged. Whether it is because we are unfairly persecuted for righteousness sake, stumble in our walk of faith because of our own failures and mistakes, we can get to a place where we can not even function because we are so depressed, so disappointed, so cast down that we feel like we can never be picked back up again.
These are the very moments we need to push into His Presence and draw closer to God. I came to a place where I could not even think straight because I felt my failures could never be reconciled. But I came to God, cried out and spoke the truth of my pain to Him. God came rushing in with His love forgave me, and came to my rescue. He lifted me, making me stand on two feet, planted on the rock of His Word, and began making me whole that same hour.
By pouring out your soul before Him in sincerity, transferring the weight of your suppressed sorrow, pain, anger, fear and grief to Him, your heart opens up, and now He can enter in to heal you. You allow God’s healing power to fill you with joy, hope, and love and make you whole again.
Draw close to Him, and He will comfort you and strengthen your heart (Psalm 27:14).Take courage–have hope in Christ.
Keep your expectation up when it comes to receiving from The Lord. When you expect good from Him alone, keeping your faith in God and trusting in Him alone; God will not only give you the peace and strength to walk through hard times, BUT, He promises to save you and deliver you.
A just man falls seven times…and more. But he, she, rises again.
Do not get discouraged.
You will rise again.
And the Lord, through other believers will lift you up.
Just keep trusting Him, and allow Him to speak to your heart, heal your heart, so you will continue the journey of faith with other believers, disciples of The Lord, and spread the Kingdom of Jesus Christ all over the world.
Therefore dear ones, may you keep going, allowing the Lord to continually humble you, so He may lift you up again.

Jesus, thank you for your promises of lifting me up. I ask you to help me humble myself so you can keep me grounded in Your Kingdom, Your Will, and lift me up from this place. Jesus, forgive me. I turn away from it. Keep me, and help me. Thank you for surrounding me with other disciples who love you that will stand with me. Give me strength as I go forward, just like you did for Paul.
I love you, thank you for everything.

In Jesus Christ Name I pray, amen.

 

I love you all.

Till next time,

Have a peaceful Sunday.

Amarachi

 

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Rise Again Pt.1

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…” Proverbs 24:16

I was walking, rushing briskly, through the linoleum whitewashed hallway to catch a ride with my mom after serving the youth for Wednesday night bible study. As I was about to walk out the hallway, a cute, little girl, in a tiny dressy white sweater, with neat braids and caramel skin, skipped alongside her sisters and her mother down the hallway. But her shiny, suede shoes did not grip too well with the floor, and she fell belly first on the floor. The fall knocked the wind out of her, and she laid there in shock. Everyone walking in the hallway began to surround her, and ask: “Are you okay, are you okay…are you alright sweetie….?” I reached for her, along with many others, to lift her up.
Her mother pulled her up gently to her feet. Her older sister comforted her.
She nodded slowly, still in shock, at her fall. She walked slowly with her mother as everyone went on their merry way to their cars.
But I, looked right at her, and said, before the threat of further embarrassment hit her: “It’s okay, everyone falls sometimes…I even fall sometimes.” And walked away.

I almost forgot about this moment, when God brought it to my attention again.
It can be discouraging, quite devastating…actually depressing when we fall as followers of Jesus Christ.
It can even shock us.
How did I get here?
One minute I was walking with Christ, doing what it takes, walking in faith and love, and now….here I am…lower than low.
How did end up at the bottom?
How did I get here?
Will I ever get out of this?

It could be an addiction.
A deadly secret revealed.
A financial catastrophe.
A family betrayal.
A debilitating disease…
Whatever it may be, it may have caused your faith to dwindle. And here you are, lying flat on your belly, looking up, wondering how in the world did you get there?
And if it was something you caused: how did I let myself fall? God, warned me… God tried to protect me…why did I not listen? Why did I get in the way of God’s best for me? 
God, why did I do that? Why? Why? 
Before shame begins to overtake you, before satan can whisper lies in your ears:
God still loves you. God will still save you.
If you let God in so He can correct you.
If you let Him humble you, and redirect you–
If you let God in to transform you, and heal you.
God will lift you up, high above the mess, high above the mistakes and bring you back to where you should be.
When we fall, God lifts us up.
And–
God uses each and every one of us, to lift each other up.
We are a family, His Body, The Body of Christ, that is. And we are to lift each other up, whether in prayer, or through words of encouragement so that we can continue spreading the kingdom of God.
We are, as believers and disciples of Christ Jesus, are to encourage, surround, protect, defend, lift up those who are weak, feeble, and weary among us (1 Thess 5:14).
We are to bear each others burdens (Gal. 6:4).

I recall a moment recorded in Acts 14.
Paul.

The outspoken unapologetic apostle, is stoned and left for dead by a group of dissenting Jews from the city of Iconium and Antioch.
I know that Paul had many low moments.

Soul crushing experiences as a believer and as an apostle–but these people, whom he preached with such conviction and supposed success,

Now, had turned on him and almost murdered him.

This must have been painful.
But something beautiful happened.
God did not leave Paul there.

 “Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe” (Acts 14:19-20).

A group of disciples surround Paul, sprawled on the ground–black, blue, and bruised.
Fallen, broken in more ways than one.
The disciples stand quietly for a moment around him, not leaving his side.
But Paul is still lying on the ground.
Fallen.
Broken
In more ways than one.
But the disciples of the Lord would not leave him. They keep standing there, waiting, willing him to get back up–to not die, declare His Glory.
Will I ever get back up from this?

And then…..
Paul raises slowly from the ground and goes right back into the same city that stoned him to preach the gospel and spread The Lord’s Kingdom.
It is almost as if the silent support of the believers surrounding him that day, reminded Paul he was not alone, neither was he going to finish this alone….and to keep on going. It gave Paul the strength to complete the mission Jesus Christ gave Him.
He will send people, disciples, dedicated to The Lord, to you–to stand and surround you. Their testimony silently penetrating your broken heart, awakening it to their pain, failures, struggles, which are now non-consequential, because there they stand– conquering it all. Their silent testimony. invigorates your bones to rise, and keep going.

Keep going.

For a just man,

A just woman of God,

Though fallen…

Can

And will

Get back up again.

 

May He help us rise above the pain of our weaknesses.

In His Name,

I pray.

Amen.


God bless you,

Amarachi

 

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Trusting His Heart

To everything, there is a season,
A time and purpose under heaven. Don’t worry. He loves you and is making all things Beautiful in its time. It may not seem like it now, and the very thought of God using your sin, brokenness or trauma suffered at the hands of others can seem even offensive. But believe me–God as my witness–
He heals you,
Restores you,
And makes you and all those around you
Brand New. I am a witness. I am a product of this restoration. He always keeps His Word to you and I. When you can’t see His hand,
Trust His heart.
God bless you.

As always,
Amarachi🌻

 

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My Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,

Hand-in-Hand1

“Hand in Hand” by Greg Olsen

bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.” ~ Psalm 23

I was in need of a Shepherd. One Who Cared about me. Dark skinned.

And all.

I needed a Shepherd.

He would lead me out.

I am loved by Him.

Divinely cherished.

This painting reminds me how we are to just take His hand like little children, and walk with Him (Matthew 18:24).

It also reminds me of how much Jesus loves you and I- no matter how we look like.

He desires closeness.

“Just deeper walk with my Savior…”

He would like for us to be one with Him.

You want to see glory?

You want to see miracles, signs, wonders?

That can only come when we make a decision to trust Him like a little child.

And not run.

Or leap.

But walk with Him.

He knows the path we’re journeying in far too well.

He knows it all.
The Shepherd calls. Rest in Him.
You are that little lamb. He cares for you. Rest in His arms today.
God wants you and I to cast all our cares on Him for He cares and loves us (1 Peter 5:7). Let God take your burdens. You were never meant to carry it all. You were NEVER meant to walk alone. Give Him your hand. Give Him your burdens. Let Him take your burdens. Let Him be your Shepherd.

I pray the peace of God for your lives. God, speak your truth to them more than ever before. I pray their hearts are tender, ready to believe and receive this truth that you give them. Jesus bless these men and women. Let God Your Spirit fall and bless them mightily. Give them joy they’ve never had before. I pray they experience Your Glory more and greater than ever.
In Your Name,
Amen.

Thank you Lord.

I’m praying for you all.

God bless you.

Walking with Him,

Amarachi

As you pray, and think of this scripture, pray for others today. So that they too will walk through it with Jesus.

Tell me: What does this painting mean to you? Comment below!

*Translations from NLT version*

Unspeakable Gift

This post uploaded a bit late…but is never late to say:

“Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 The gift that no words can contain the glory, beauty and mercy of it all. Yet, we speak one word and that it remains and we know, even if we can’t articulate it Who He is: JESUS. The name where there will never be enough thanks or praise. The gift that keeps on giving. JESUS. Thank you Lord for Him. Without Him there is no life. I would not be saved. I would not be rescued from the very life that would have destroyed me. Thank you God for Him! The Unspeakable, Undeniably Endlessly Beautiful Gift. God bless you all,

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sorrow to Joy: A Song of Celebration

Psalm 126

It is a song of ascents.

(A song sung by ancient Israleties on pilgrimages back to Jerusalem during holy feasts.)

It is a song praise.

It is a song of expectation.

A song of celebration!

All this and more when it comes this beautifully written song.

But to help us remember Psalm 126 and what it means for us, today, in this very hour, and season of time..

I have written 4 Words to help you and I see, summarize, embrace, and live out the promise of God before this year ends.

Release.

God frees us.

“1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Have you ever had a time in your life when God just came through for you? You know that moment where you have prayed and waited. Waited and prayed, for a miracle, and yet–nothing. Till one day, everything, I mean everything changed. Whether it be freedom from an addiction, business deal goes through, college acceptance letter arrives, or you reach your goals and take a step into destiny, after spending days, month and years waiting for this prayer to be answered.

When God turns it.

It’s like dream.

And though it was a long time. What amazing testimony.

Recognition

“God did this.”

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

God’s Power is put on display when He blesses you. Especially for those who do not believe.

We will say:

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

I wonder if He waits purposely so that those around us will have the opportunity to share our experience so that they too will taste and see also, that God is real.

And He does miracles still.

And He is so good.

Especially for the people who trust Him.

4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

This verse is different.

It starts off with a request. A prayer.

Why? Didn’t the Psalmist already say God had turned or delivered them?
We are traveling through different seasons, and yet experience similar type of obstacles.
We all will come to a situation, where we feel trapped.

Maybe even be still entangled in the sins of your past.

All bring us to the end of ourselves.

That’s okay.

We can call out to God in prayer, and He will hear us.

And deliver us from all our fears, addictions, and situations.

Whether you have to walk through the valley to get there, or wait for the Lord to come through for you.

He will.

And He promises to reward you.

Reap

Tears are seed too.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

When you sow your tears in the soil of God’s Word it will spring up leaves, a tree and fruit, that will produce such joy in your life. The Joy Unspeakable will come not only because He came through for you and the answer, turn around, were exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or even think, but because now you know Him.

Or rather, have a better understanding of Who He is.

Reverse

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

The years of pain, will be reversed to gain.

Years of bondage will be reversed for freedom.

Years of poverty, will be reversed with wealth.

Years of loss will be reversed to new life and reedemed time.

Years of weeping, will be reversed to rejoicing….

You may have gone forth, or left, leaving behind your past, or was left of it with tears.

A relationship, a dream job,

Maybe even a loved one.

Just know that He is on The Throne. He knows everything. So settle in this.

He which began a good work in you will continue till the day of Christ.

Your tears again, are seed.

He sees your pain. He has heard your cries. He will show you His deliverance and His Mighty Power–suddenly. So much so that you will be in awe and wonder at His Work in you that you will now know what to do but praise God!!

Psalm 126 will be a reminder to us all that true restoration can only come from The One Who knows the Times and Seasons and will definitely deliver you at the right time.

So that all will know that God is God. And He has done this in your life, hopefully opening their eyes to the freedom you have in Jesus.

Celebrate. Be merry! You’re free now. Rejoice and be glad over all that God has done!

God bless you today

Tune into the podcast on Psalm 126 “Celebrate”

And stayed tuned for more podcasts and faith filled resources to help you take one step and season

May the Lord God bless this week before us! Stay expectant. Great things are in store for you. A reward of blessings is on its way. Just keep staying humble. And expectant.

Staying ready,

Amarachi