“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – (Matt 5:3)
Because God’s resources are limitless, He is able to supply all needs of everybody who comes to Him in faith.
But God sometimes uses lack and sickness as tools to mould us for eternity.
He is concerned for our total welfare, yet He knows best when to withhold and when to bestow His provisions.
His ultimate concern is for our spiritual health. We must therefore trust Him and acknowledge that adversity sometimes may be God’s means of promoting our spiritual prosperity.
Also, when we come to God, we must realize our own sin and our spiritual emptiness and poverty.
We shall only get a spiritual breakthrough if we tarry in prayer in the fear of God. The more time we spend with God, the more we become like Him.
Spiritual empowerment is a product of seeking God. How much enjoyment of God’s presence and experience of His power are we missing out because we do not ask God for them?
“You do not have, because you do not ask” (Jam 4:2).
Jesus also says we do not have, because we do not ask long enough (Luke 11:5–13). When prayer diminishes, our spiritual power is weakened.
When Jesus encouraged us “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1), He wasn’t telling us to do something that He Himself didn’t need to do?
Jesus knew from His own human experience that He needed to ask His Father for everything, to ask Him in faith, and at times to persevere in prayer until the breakthrough came.
Do not lose heart; do not give up; pray, even with loud cries and tears, until God grants the breakthrough you seek.
I want to sincerely thank all those who responded with gift sacrifices yesterday. May the Lord water you abundantly. Our giving campaign for Mathare Slums Children and for Nyambura’s house will run up to weekend. You are welcomed to still give if you haven’t done so. HERI Foundation Mpesa Paybill 831033, Ac Mathare or Shelter.
© Wisdom from Above 2021
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
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