“But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days… I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.” – (Exo 23:25-28)
Isn’t such a promise so good to hear? Imagine God blessing our food and our water so that we never lack nor would they inflict us with any harm.
Think about a situation where you shall never ever fall sick. This is a blessing that God gives to His faithful people – health.
The promise further says about the fruitfulness of our bodies. No one shall miscarry or be barren.
How about our enemies? Even before we know they existed, the Lord sends Hornets to inflict them until they move away and leave us with their possessions.
Finally is the promise that we shall never die a premature death. We shall live our full lives and only die of old age.
Isn’t this a wonderful, wonderful blessing. I need this assurance, I pray for it and ready to I receive by faith.
But most times we miss these blessings because of the prerequisite conditions set. This blessings don’t just come because we are born again, they don’t come because we fasted. No!
They are the blessed inheritance of faithful obedient servants. The Lord declares: “But you shall serve the Lord your God…”
We need to define what serving the Lord implies in this verses.
We are under the highest obligation to serve and worship God in the way and manner He has instructed us.
What did our Lord command before He left? Preach the Gospel, baptise, heal the sick, deliver the oppressed (Mark 16:15-18).
Our ministry service must touch these areas that Christ instructed. You can minister, you can send those able to go, you can spare times to specifically pray for those you have sent. Our commission is to preach and set people free from oppressions.
Singing in choir, building churches, sitting in committes etc are also necessary BUT they DONT superceed the Great Commission. Our primary mandate is to serve (mark 16; Matt 28:16).
It depends on whether we are able to see and hear the Lord’s instructions and if we have the empowerment capacity to obey this instructions.
May this be our direction for ministry going ahead. God wants us to serve Him and on His part He shall keep us and bless us.
The Name of the Lord be praised. Thank you for continued support for Nyambura’s house and for the Mathare program. We shall begin building the house on Monday God willing. The giving emphasis ends today. You could still give afterwards as the Lord enables you. For the Mathare Slums Program, we suggest to give food support to needy families as we wait the chief’s authority to continue with our programs after the the Covid challenge. HERI Foundation Mpesa Paybill 831033, Ac Mathare or Shelter.
© Wisdom from Above 2021
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
TODAY’S BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Day 27 – Exodus 38-40