TWC – The Word Connects: Connecting you to God and to one another … Wednesday 5 August 2015
There is no one like our God! None can compare to Him who rides the heavens, who made the heavens and the earth, who made every plant and animal, every man and woman. He is the Creator of all, Ruler of the whole universe and Redeemer of our souls. The account in 1Sam.5 about the ark of God in Dagon’s temple gives us an insight into what happens when Almighty Creator God is placed side by side with a pagan god. When your faith is tested, when you come into a power encounter or a spiritual battle, fear not, for “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom.8:31). In times of trouble, instead of looking down in depression, look up and declare the Lordship of Jesus Christ over your situation! Know this: “The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” (Deut.28:13) Sometimes, you may look like a tail, just like Jesus on the cross looking weak and defeated, but remember this, just as Jesus’s identity did not change with His circumstances as He was still the Head while hanging on the cross, you too are still the head and not the tail while walking through the valley of darkness. Our circumstances do not change our identity because there is none like our God! He is our Provider, our Protector and He is our Peace. As long as we do not give up, as long as we continue to hold fast to His Word and be led by His Spirit, nothing can separate us from the love of God! In moments like these, you may not feel like being around people, you may want to stay away from Christian fellowship, but that’s the last thing you should ever think of. Because, when you are in a crisis, what you really need other than a strong faith in God and immovable trust in His Word, is the community of saints to surround you, support you and make supplication on your behalf. We are called to be in community, never to walk alone. The devil wants us to isolate us and destroy us, but God wants us to stand together for we are stronger together! As you walk with the Lord today, remember that there is no one like our God. You have believed in the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Almighty Creator God, the Wonderful Counsellor and the Prince of Peace. When you were born again as a believer, you have also been baptized by His Spirit into the Body of Christ, a spiritual family that is intended to encourage and embolden you. His grace is always sufficient for you and you need not fear or be in anxious about anything. I’ll leave you with this amazing statement of faith on a plaque I came across some thirty years ago which I bought and hung on my bedroom wall for years. It reads, “Help me to remember, Lord, that nothing is going to happen today that You and I cannot handle!” Have a great day!
Today’s Bible Text: “Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon.” (1Sam.5:2)
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