Walking In The Blessings Of God
All over the world, there are unrest, natural disasters, insurgences and economic woes in areas that were thought to be safe. Old alliances are broken and strange alliances are being formed. The fact is that things are no longer the way they should be. So many crossed into this New Year, despite the assuring words from the pulpits, they are still not sure of what the year has in store for them. One of such remarked to me a few days ago, ‘we are told to hit the ground running, but the question is running to where?’ If I may answer the question, only a person that knows and agrees he/she is a possession of God, have received instructions and directions that can start running with focus and clarity; if not such will find him/herself running aimlessly, blindly and tiredly with nothing to show for all the effort at the end of the day. As children of God we know and believe that the year is filled with God’s blessings, but from the Scriptures, we equally know that the blessings will only be accessed by those that are willing to go the extra mile with Him. During the cross-over services, one thing that was constant and underlying the messages from across the pulpits is the fact that the children of God must return back to God in prayers and deeds. This shows that the promises of God are not to be taken lightly, but one must be positioned rightly in order to receive and walk in them. Our God does not show partiality nor does He show favoritism. The fact that you name His name does not mean you are exempted from His precepts and principles as some erroneously believe. For instance when Israel was contemplating how they will defeat Jericho after crossing the Jordan, God made Joshua to understand that He was not a God of favoritism or partiality (Joshua 5:13-15) but He was ready to show Himself strong on behalf of a heart that is completely with Him (2Chronicles 16:9). Same goes for our dispensation. The Almighty God is the same yesterday and forever, He still maintains His precepts and principles. It will amount to terrible self-delusion if we think we can walk in God’s blessings by walking differently from Him. The Scriptures tells us that two cannot walk successfully together unless they are in agreement. Thus, for us to walk successfully with God we must be in total agreement with Him; then the promises will surely come to pass in our lives: “If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit…” (Leviticus 26:3-4). This simply means we will be successful and prosperous in our ventures as ALL we touch will respond to us: “It shall come to pass in that day that I will answer, says the Lord. I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth. The earth shall answer with grain, with new wine, and with oil; they shall answer Jezreel (you)” (Hosea 2:21-22 – Emphasis mine). If on the other hand we decide to want to do things our own way, we should not be surprised when things don’t pan out for us as we expect or presume we can please Him in such a state (Romans 8:67). God bless you as you return to Him to instruct and direct you in the way you should go.