It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. When you woke up this morning how did you feel? Were you begging for five more minutes of sleep or did you hit the ground running? Were you dragging throughout the house or were you bouncing off the walls with excitement? Many times in our life, we plead with God in prayer for certain things we feel we must have. Every morning and night we remind God of our prayer request, as if He has forgotten. For some reason we feel as if life cannot continue unless we get this specific request answered. Do you realize for every blessing there is a condition? I cannot live any way I choose and expect God to pour out an overflow of blessings. I cannot treat people nasty and expect God to grant me more favor. The reason God blesses us, is for us to bless other people. Did you know this?
Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. I know you really want God to give you that special “thing.” You have already pictured yourself enjoying it. You have bragged about it. You have promised God things you would do if He gave it to you. Question: What if God does not give it to you, now what? Does your relationship with our God depend on you getting what you want, when you want it? My friend, He Knows When, Where, Why, and How! The Bible declares in Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: No matter how ready you claim to be, God knows the right time and the right place. You must grow to a point that you trust the Lord’s judgment. You must know the Father has a specific time when He will bring it to pass.
My brother, my sister, what are you asking God for? If given, will it bring glory to the Lord’s name? Will it edify the body of Christ? Will people applaud you or God? Whatever God bestows upon His people, is granted so we may turn and give His name glory. If people are cheering for you, something is wrong. The Bible declares in Philippians 2:10-11 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Beloved, He Knows When, Where, Why, and How! Remember this: when people thank you for doing something, your answer should be “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!” Prayer for Today: Father, allow me to always know You know when, where, why and how. In the name of Jesus … Amen!
Scripture Reading for Today: Acts 4:12
May God Bless you at Your point of need!
Minister Darrick D. McGhee