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Grace and Glory (Ps. 84:11)

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
There are men who struggle in life for everything. They struggle to be born, they struggle to live, they struggle to go to school. They even pay through their noses in schools. They fight to get a job and wait several years before they find a mate. Nothing is ever easy for them. Look around you will find such men. Whatever they have resulted from years of toil. May be you are even one such person whose trademark is struggle. It is my sincere prayer that the God of Heaven will let you lose that trademark in Jesus? name. God never ordained a life of struggle for you. It is not God?s wish that you fail twice before you earn a degree. It is never His plan that you learn by brutal life-threatening business failures. God?s agenda for your life is "effortless success". Please do not misunderstand me, God ordained hard work and He expects it of us but undignified, unproductive and tortuous work is never a part of His plans.

What exactly is the difference between impossibility and struggle on one hand and ease and effortless success on the other hand?- Grace; the God of Grace. In Luke 5:1-11, fruitless effort, failure, shame and reproach ended in the life of Peter immediately Jesus Christ who is grace personify stepped into his life. Shame gave way for unending glory through his relationship with Jesus Christ. A poor and unlearned Fisherman by Grace became a carrier of God's glory with records of his name in the Scripture and even in this contemporary time, his name can still be found on monuments.
The Bible says "Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year a hundred fold: and the Lord blessed him" Can you just think for a moment about that? Can you just imagine putting a thousand naira in the bank and getting hundred thousand in interest per year? That was what grace did in the life of Isaac. In a land of hardship where everyone was crying famine, he was shinning revealing God's glory because God rewarded his labour hundred fold. You might be one such person who is thinking "How will dreams come true in this year of woes" I have a word for you: the God of grace that did it for Isaac will yet do it again.

In operating the grace for possibilities, three things are uppermost:
* One, you MUST never take NO for an answer. Whether it is from destiny-helpers or the devil, never take a "No". You must know that great doors seldom open at the first knock. Elisha had to cross Jordan before he got the double portion anointing.

* Two, you must be a man of prayers. I have not seen a greater force than the force of prayers. Christians seem to have forgotten that time changes nothing. Those who constantly record victories have mastered the use of prayers for the dismantling of spiritual strongholds. Be not ignorant, there will always be opposition to your progress.

* Faith! In this kingdom, we operate entirely by faith. The Bible says: The just shall live by faith (Heb 10:38). Faith being the evidence of things hoped for; a believer needs to activate faith to see the real manifestation of seeming impossibilities. As we engage the combined power of faith and prayers this month of special grace, nothing shall be impossible for us in Jesus name.

DATE: Thu, 2nd May. 2019 9:51pm
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